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“ "'™ “ COMBINED WITH lEEEj Mbbb point Aftoortisw. VOLUME XCVTI. PASCAGOULA. MlSSISSIPruBfcHr. NOVEMBER 14. 1941. wnSS^SSSa^ NUMBER 15 UNTIED STATES TO ARM MERCHANT SHIPS AT ONCE PASCAGOULA LEASES NEW ROAD EQUIPMENT TO MAINTAIN STREETS Concerted Effort 1% Be Made By City Official* To Repair Streets And Keep TKew In Good Condition. I ttW MMA0M Ol AmmM ttillii** ClkUM to WUiCti UK Mi UU Mi M OO) uaw autuic Uk term at uk M>t upui, payment at ■multi toe City at Puoocotua Oe mtrx to pureoMM uk atyutpcneni alt Wilpi .. „ Moss Point Opens Annual Red Cross Campaign This Week Hut for Uw annual ^ Red Cram Mam JSukwwi County were launch* T- K W> Burn nan. Jocaaon County SMOll CSaR fhatffnhr pTfltHlrf* ' 9- igr Burnham total of Uw ere*! to kf mode on Uw on»*JUaaUoo tn Be future He- stated that more tn iU history the Aswi* heartfelt by Uw American Red Croat te foreign hatUefMsia* and in Mr . Uw naed for both and local support of Uw Rad Croat a its eft art* to aUnuie Uw suffering of humanity He omnium ted at length an Uw program made m Jackson aunty and Uw fine response made last year especially in Districts 1 and 3 rnnmnmr QragOT') ClUl'mil. Of Utt rah call for Dumcu 1 ard 3 elab orated an the remark* of Mr Burn ham oral asked for IOC percent ao eporat* i tram Uw Red Cram wors en Ok year At his request litera ture to be used a. oomwcuot. with (Please turn to page 13) Jackson County To Send More Draftees To Army At Shelby The ,lark win County Draft Board will aeod three negroes to Camp Shelby for induction into tbe C. 8. Army on Tuesday November U The negroes will have Pascagoula at 1* m the morning These men are the first to be can ed from Jackson County during tbe month of November Another call for negro selective service men will be made on December t and 2 tn vciving £t; men from all parts of laavtng Ttamday are Johnnie House a vol baa bam made leader of the group, Ailirter Lewis and An thony Mayfield Tbe two alternate! who have been named, should these men be unable to go are Theodore Hanmva! and Pumt Haney White jickm Gomny hii been t htt* to send 7 while met. to Camp Shelby for mdactinr or. November B it u announced Th» wtii be the only quota of white met to be ashed of the local board during the month of November They will be pan of MS white selectee* to be taken ir. hum the state as a whole at that Tbe raqtikdttor. for white men has been revised by tbe State Head quarters for Selective Service and an additional call tor MS men from tbe state at large hat been made for induettor, on December S through » Jackson County's quota for white NAZI AIR ATTACK SIRIKLS RUSSIAN RICH OIL FIELDS <Br TV* umM hail Berlin November 13 - The Nas> sir forms opened up s new front in their bwttir against the Russian* HWttal s wave of brmbori to Rus sia* eti field* The (Herman armies meanwhile nnrmsd the outer fortif kca.uocw an the Itssterr, Crimean Port of Kerch The stiara was dearrihiri by spake* men tonight a* ’knocking at Ux •atm to the Caucasus Meanwhile mumi of (Herman snd log up to the central front today for a pomtbir cUbsUc battle for In reference to the Crimean bat tie the (Herman military dispatcher said that Mas assault troops had captured several of the Kerch s key foruftcaUcma and that the port was open to direct attack from the west A Nasi spokesman said the Or man air force was already rosnng ' over the narrow Kerch straight to carry the war into the great field. \ which produce much of Rumta* oU j ■ ■■ — .. I (.asolint* Explodes ; i nard Cunt Inn U yean aid hr of Mr and Mn Oeorge Cumtoeat of Waste The tow suffered bums from the wain down to hi* fee; oo both tags Hr was mated to the Jackman County Hoaptt&l where be was given treatment The Cumtoeat boy b aaid to have been drawing gasohnr from a large drum in a shed at thr Cumtoest home preparatory to ftiling the tank of the family ear The bucket In which the gawWfne was being pumped ted several gallon* of gaso line is « when Clrmiland Clan best a cousin of Bernard * entered the shed carrying a Ugh led lantern The fumes immediately ignited and Bernard. hB clothe* afire ran into the yard and nollapard The burning clothing was pulled from i the bw by hB uncle Quitman Cum .bast The fire in the shed was es- ! tmtunhed wtthoui further damage being earned P0S1 POKED WEEK UNION HEAD SATS JUug IMukt W«1wn WUI tM«r J«4m ( rtssiini Nntw Over Mat Of NtUw I’iImi * nranl gearbsd <»> T> r«i> Nf» York itnvtnMr 13 John J Morgan pre-idem of the PVdereuor. of long Uam telephone worker*, announced tonight thru the strike scheduled to take piecr tomorrow night had beer, poetpon«d until No vember 31 The strike would in vokes It.000 workers who handle long distance telephone Unas In Mississippi and 41 other stater In the Nation Mortal* ordered the walkout of the worker*, who have an inde pendent unmet He waled that It had been approved on November 3 Mortal changed the dale for Use walkout after a meeting with the United States ooucUiaUon serv ice and representatives of the American TVIeossoor and Telegraph Com pan's The «rtke if it to calked wU) emnuaiy delay or perhaps prevent the normal flow of toot distance semee throughout moat of the country The long diatance switchboard operator* would not be affected ex cept by failure an the part of teat board met; to main tain the long ttnee which require almost constant attention The Union demand* include a four percent wage boon and the narrowing of geographic pay dil ferenUato The Pbderal Bureau of Investi gation the defaawe ooaumuuca uooa board the Ctrl! Aeronautics Adauauaratloii Ut» > llumoa < Broadcasting Syataii the National Broadcasting Company and the Mutual Broadcasting system had] wee notified of the unions inten tion to go an with the oinks. Pancagouit School Student* To Form Adviiiory Council Nominations have been made by the atudentc of the Pascagoula Higt. School tor represents hoc i on the Students Advisory Council winch ta being organlaec uus week Each of the grade* in the high school department artU be re pre sented on the council with four be ing selected from the senior class three from the Junior class. two from the sophomore else* and one tram the freshman class *heh dam was showed to nomi nate twice as many representative* as their quota called for The representatives will be chosen from these lists of nominees by the facul ty. through secret ballot The Student council is being or ganised to consider the welfare of the students and school They will study venous problems of the school with the faculty so that a deux (Please turn to page 12> ELECTION WEDNESDAY IN PASCAGOULA GOES AGAINST BOND ISSUE Indifference Of Voters, Not Opposition, Cause* A Majority Being Coanted Against School Bond Iss'te. » Election on the question of lssu-4 lag booth in the amount of M&.M0 to match a similar gram from the Oovemment for the improvement of the Pascagoula Separate Rural School Dtatrtei. was Mid an Wed nesday The vote feu short of the amount nummary to authortae the bond issue by about » votes the vote as cast being aa foUema Ooun Hot* Precinct 346 for the bond issue and U against North Pascagoula Precinct, llf for and f against South Pascagoula Precinct ft for and 3 w*im'k Total, 43f for the bond issue and 23 against The law require* that tc an atac uon of uut kind to author* a bond Msur a clear majority of all the qualified electors of the district must vow for the Issue Tfsoae not voting are counted as voting In the negative So It appears from the number at voter* listed on the poll books that approdmately Z) more votes were necessary to author* the bond tame The result was a gram disap pointment to the achooi authorities to parents teachers and ever, the pupils themselves and U h under stood the an effort win be made to have another election on the question. as soon as It can be le gally do* perhaps after thirty days has elapsed after the elect Mr just held The reason lor the defeat of the bond Msue was not Because of any oppuMtMr. to same (the wneli vole against shows that ciuaera in the mam were in lavor of Hi, bad bs iPlease un to page u# ►-— Churchill Muffed Chance To Relieve Russian Pressure (br TW ImkhM tn— I London November U — The Onmetuli Government tit accused m tbf House at Common.* debate today of muffing tu chance to ease the German pressure an the Rus smns by tailing to open diversion war fronts ir, North Africa Labortte Bknonuei BhinweU who took the leadership In the debate and demanded to knew why the offensive in Libya was delayed re newed a demand that Britain form a second fighting front to aid Rus sia ShinweO Mated that the opening of the new front us Libya bad been expected for many month* ducts a new front would in effect have created a second from be mid “It would certainly have distracted the Name and created difficult** for them Let the government answer that question "Next week or next month an offensive m Libya may not be as effective " BMinsveii questioned Britain» de fense of her Orients, empire as representing the government i idea of a second front and if so whether tt bore Russian approve; He asserted that if Britain actu al! v had what teemed to be air •apenoruy over Germany then the RAKs failure to lake the initiative WftA 11*+ & * Senators Go to die Map Over Neutrality - - L SLt r^r, l_ t.A-ti S??*toT.ltl,hl1? >^Fol>*t** •* y»*ron>in. Reed, appear,ng a* a witacaa More .s»n, u hort.gr Rc.a.,oni ommittea, aaoarad repeal af the baa or, arming of merchantman would be • atop toward war. JACKSON COUNTY MILLS REPLACES ELECTRICITY WITH DIESEL POWER Change Made To Comply W ith <>ovenuae«t Request For Car ta ii merit Of Electrical Current During Defense Emergency. -L 4 Auxiliary7 To Moss j Poini School Band To Buy Uniforms band ai. a cant o* DIM sub)*-’. to Uac approval of Btipcruiwnrtci ■ A L Monroe who Is out of the city and pictures pmameri by a repre sentative for a firm supplying tbeae articles Plans were formula tad for the raising of fond* to defray the oast at the uniforms among them being a ‘Tag Day* to take place Saturday November 15 when tags will be aobl on the streets at the city. It arms also planned to hold a car nival during Mardl Ora* and to have a king and queen to preside over the ball During the meeting die chair was occupied by the president. A 3 Franklin and the minutes of the last session were read by the sec retary Mn William Marry In the contest to have the greatest number of patron- present Abe Bil bo's skie came out victor The attendance was excellent Bids Received Today On New Co. Airport Bids are being received today tn MoMIe br the United Statas En gineer office for const ruction at the *230 08P Jackson County airport to be located about a mile south at Itreoie and about two miles east at Pascagoula The airport la to be built and operated under the Civil Aeronau tic* Association and will be one at the most modem tn this area It will be one mile square The contract 1 or the construc tion will call for clearing and grabbing earth work, preparation at subgrade paving installation at storm sewers and appurtenaneea, installation of light wtre conduit The Board at supervisors Iasi week signed ar agreement with the United States government giving permission for construction of die airport and for Its maintenance and operation Contract for the construction M expected to be W on December 1. " Btaetrte current for the operation oi the Mefcaoii county Wooten Milk will be replaced with Diesel power tt ana announced by offtnak of the milk today The installation at the new equipment k now being done and tt k hoped tint tt con ! plant, k being done in cooperation with the government request that all Industrie*, using more than 10 - OOb kilowatt hours of elactrtctty per month, curtail the use of this power by 30 per sent, unless the industry k pan of the National Defense program The nesr power plant erlll not generate electricity for opera taxi of the machinery and equipment, but artll drive the machinery direct Through this new system of opera tion approximately 3,000 kilowatt hours of electricity, used as power at the milk each week, will now be available for use in defense in dustries This saving h sufficient to Operate a 100 horsepower electric motor ov er that period of time The installation at the Diesel power plant is regarded as a patri otic gesture on the part of the own ers of the Jackson County Milk It ako showf thoughtfulness in the welfare a! their employees as had the mill been forced to curtail its <Please turn to page 12> MOSS POINT GIVES GIVI OFFICIALS BOOST IN SALARY New salaries tat the City officials of Maas Point were aet at a meeting at the Mayor and Board at Aider men held Friday. November 7. It was announced in an ordinance published elsewhere In today's Is sue All salaries of officials and em ployees were advanced. The salary of the mayor wm set at, •125 per month and each alderman salary f was raised to »10 per day the marshal’* aalary waaT'mised to •100 per month and the city attorn ey will receive MO per month in the future. The raise in salaries will become effective as of November 1. Shipyard Painter Dies of Heart Failure The body of Archibald F. Howe painter employed at the Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation yards, who died while at his work Sunday morning about 1:06 o'clock, was shipped Monday morning to his former home at Onion. Wise , for interment A Jury empanrlel by Coroner H A. Fails Investigated the death and rendered a verdict that Howe had come to his death by heart failure Hr was *6 years old and has been making his home tr. Pascagoula for the past 10 months The coroner s Jury was composed of J O Burrow. Jr A M Coulter. J W Miller John R McNeal. M C Porter, and L O Beckham PASCAGOULA CITY TAX LEVY FOR 1941 RAISED TO MEET OBLIGATIONS Assessed Valuations Increased As City Officials Plan To Take Care Of Operating Expense* Next Year. J- —-Hi Education Week Program Presented Moss Point P.T.A. Hans Am—nt*d f ar Father* Night Meetiag Ta Be HaM Larty la ttr run far Tlx Parent Teacher Association o'. the Mom Punt City Schools ot> ■ervec American IBrtucatwn week Tuesday afternoon when the mem ben met a tic enjoyed a program at the school Mrs Edwin Leimep .prawned over Uie session and Mre Ed Mays acted as secretary. The devotional was led by Mrs Albert Go!! wise choae her teat from Proverbs 22 2 on the train mg of the child in the way he should grow and when he u old he will not depart from to” At the CMse of the devotional. Mrs Odd led ts prayer. The second grade student* pre sented an interesting and enjoyable puyiet as the highlight of the en tertainment program The playlet ms* entitled "A Party to Mother j Goose Land " Mr* A L Monrue read the ore* - meat t message Guiatanding an the program ana* * talk by Mrs U K McIntosh who used as her subject. "The U lense nl Childhood The room count was taken and the second and 11 to grades m ibe« lor first place as the resuit of much the students of both these Ptsae* turn to page U> ► The city officlak of Pascagoula have art the tax levy for 1M1 at 181 milk, according to aa ordinance adopted at their meeting held Sat urday. November 8 Thu k an In crease of Si milk over the year of 1840 The tax levy eet thus year, baaed am the emnril valuation of 82. 008.065 for real estate and 8432^15 on personal assessment*, me king a total of 82 438.265. should produce a* revenue for the ensuing year of 840J312T7 This k exclusive of the revenue which will be derived from the assessments on utilities such as electric power telephones telegraph and railroads, which sdll be set by the Mississippi State Tex Otmunk StOTi The increase m the tax levy k designed to take care of bond and interest rates, according to the schedule see forth in the ordinance adopted by the city offkaah Lam year die rag of Pascagoula operated on a levy of 13 milk WUh increased costs of operation due to increases to salaries of ray em ployee* and increased cost of ma terials and supplies it was neces sary to make slight tocreaees to aamaaeti valuation* There was an increase to rad property amounting to 82TT.066 this year, and ah increase of 8122.239 to personal property a——8i The increase to real property k due largely to conetruettoh of new homes Mid other bu'ldiM to the db The personal increases **» due to new The ray o'?i t*to feel that these increase* will net mlfickot revs i Please turn to page U) CIRCUIT COURT IN SESSION FOR IKE NOVEMBER TERM The November term of the Circuit Court for Jackson county convened an Monday morning. November 10. 1*41. with Judge L C Oorban of BUoxi. presiding Du met Attorney R C Cowan and County Promt ut ing Attorney W D Bullard present, as also W C Havens, clerk, and J. Ouy Krebs sheriff, an band with sufficient desks and deputies to .carry on the hmln— at the eourt. After the court had been eaUad to oraer the dark and the sheriff drew from the boa In open court. had been summoned to serve as Jurors for the first week ot the term, the fallowing who were sworn' in as Grand Jurors for the term: Nolie G Carter. Ira Ik Wyatt. Herman P. Oox Eddie DeLette Mack Hawley, Pete Vincent. Lao Uvaudau. Jr, Robert P. Carter. Wu IwLBmjpi Usihw J BUio R ■Ml MMMHa AlTlML^dlart Before the court delivered his charge to the grand jury the sheriff called the roll of county and beat officers as required by law. and all fPlease turn to page 12) Parking, Safety Zone Street Lines Need Repainting A little paint, which does not cost much, could be made to Increase the safety of motoring on Pasca goula's principal streets, not to men tion the convenience of motorist* All the parking and safety soma at the city are badly in need at having the lines repainted The excessive rains we have had. and the unusual amount of auto traffic on our streets, have almost obliter ated these lines At night around the theaters and In the congested district of South Pascagoula street. Her street and Primes avenue, since the blackout (Please turn to page 12) Rotary Hears Red Cross Roll Call Plans Discussed Red Cross was the theme at the Joint meeting at the Mom Point and Pascagoula Rotary Clubs at the Mom Point Community House yesterday Thursday. November IS There was a fairly good attendance and several visitu* Rotarians. among them District Attorney Cliff Cowan, at the Oulfport Club who had as a guest Circuit Court Judge R L Corban of Biloxi. Both were given a hearty welcome President Wood of the Mom Point Club opened the meeting and after making a few announcements of Interest to his club, turned the meeting over to President Stone of the Pascagoula Ctub He In tuna Introduced Kirk Burnham, chair man of the Roll Call drive at the Red Cross for Jackson county Mr. Burnham made a fine talk, telling of the prospects for the dm* this month and giving the quotas ex pected from each section of the county He told of the many kind ly acts of the Red CroM and slated that more was expected of the Roil Call this year or. account of the increased need at funds Baae Gregory chairman of the Mom Petal area told what MM ana expected in the Rod Call and some of the thing* bo learned recently at a district meeting President Wood read a letter from ~W . CONGRESSIONAL VOTE SCRAPPING NEUTRALITY LAW NARROWLY PASSES Letter From President Roosevelt Swines Measure Permit tine Ships To Enter Bellieerent Ports After Ihr Lone Debate in Concress. I <B» TV* AwiritM I'fw Washington, D C No* 13 —After an eleventh hour Intervention by President Franklin D Roosevelt the House of Representative* dra matically gave Congressional ap proval today to legislation scrappin the Neutrality Act bans against Arming American Merchant Ships and sending them into combe; aones The vote was close but final ly carried 312 to 1M The momentous vote came after speaker Rayburn, in a surprise ef fort to avert a major defeat for the Administration's Foreign policy, rtsac ended Into the well of the House and read a letter from the Chief executive stating that failure of the Honor to approve changes would Bolster aggressive steps and in tention in Germany weaken poai ttona of Britain. Russia and China. Tension prevailed to closing hours of the day's debate as Influential Republicans Joined with the Demo cratic leadership to appeals far passage of the legislation Reresen tali vt Wadsworth (R-NY > to support of the repeal of the Neutrality Act, aaid that he felt a "profound conviction that what's left an tbs statute books of the Neutrality Am la injurious to the safety of this Nation Immediately after the voting Speaker Rayburn signed the Mil, clearing the way far Its dispatch to the White House for President Roosevelt’s signature The Chief Executive will sign the hill Mon day MionetilW shipping *r>*H~rsfi pdan* passage of the MU that the removal of the restrictions now increases the chances of Britain. Russia and China to win a victory over Hitler and his Axis partners He stated that both ships and men will be available to deliver the goods to the mv* The vote was close and the ten sion was great as the various lead en argued the annulment of the Neutrality law, permuting our ships to enter belligerent ports Before the vote was taken. Reprc < Please turn to page 12) AFRICAN COMET TO MAKE TRIAL RUN ABOUT DECEMBER I World* First All-Welded bled Pas senger -Cargo §Ug Being Prepared Ag lr.f-.iw Yard Par Deliver;. The first all-welded steel passen ger ship to be constructed by Toe Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation a Ureir Pascagoula yards, the S S African Comet, will matte its tnai run about December 1, It was an nounced today by W R Quest, vice president of the yards The nuge vessel with accumodauoas for 116 first class passenger* was launched in June, being built by the U. 8. Maritime Oowunisstnr far the American-South African Lines of New Yorb it was reported a few days ago that the ship would make its trial run on Monday. November 34. how ever. it will not be ready then and Ki Milling ini frjMfp postponed The African Comet is one of the most modern passenger ships She will have all the luxurious accomo dations of the best passenger mips of today Including air conditioning and a swimming pooi The ship Is the Diet of three 4»-fotrt all-welded steel ships built in Pascagoula far the American-South African Lines. The other two. which already have been hummed are the African Planet and Alrican Meteor. Took stupe will be used In commerce between New York and South end Wee African Porta They hare a beam of M feet, 43 loot depth and a displacement of 17.00c tons They an designed to have a crowing speed of over IP knots and capable in making the trip from New York to South Africa in 1M days heaving here the a* mm Comet wUi go to Mobile where she will go on Dry Docks for final Inapev ■ hep end fee patctmg While there she will be boarded by official* of the American South African Darn U 8 Maritime CommisstOB and V 6 Mary She wUl then set oui for the Ouif waters where various test* wffl be made She will be returned to port for final check-up before ' to the American __ ** £j of ^New^Yilrl.