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4A ^ LOCAL TIDE TABLE ' ■ ■ ■ H ■ ■ e (Mouth of Pasuutoula River) ^ ^ •4' -1^ ^ ^ 7s»m W -W- -W ■- Saturday 10.» pm 8:58 am Sunday 11:15 pm 8:4i> am COMBINED WITH I Tuesday 11:53 pm Ilia* am I W<UM«Miy 12.28 am 12:36 pm POINT ADVERTISER ■^ ____,___ ___— fOL, we ■•*—* “»*»«*•' *—w« PASCAGOULA AND MOSS POINT, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1946 ^ A££££ C NO- 4* Member _______ S _ _ - --— Ckildm's Wing Is Planned For County Hospital Plans tor adding a 18-bed children's orthopedic wing lo the Jnekann county hospital were lormuiated it a joint meeting of rbu Hnspitai Investigating Com nittec and the Crippled Chil dren's Committee of the Pasca guuia Slot Lodge Wednesday ugtit m the club house, E. Elliott, exulted ruler of the lo ta* ledge, announced this week it sub-committee of the group 10 scheduled to meet with the County Board at Supervisors at its regular meeting on Nevem ler Hh to discuss the matter, and obtain the sanction of the county in the work. Hie local Elks Lodge has been accumulating a fund for this pur 0MB tor the peat two years and presently has earmarked a total of 98,200 for the purpose. Other funds ace expected to swell the total to #10,000, Mr Elliott said, and aid of other civic organiza tions will be sought in raising the maximum amount possible. The State Hospital Commis sion has already been contacted m the matter, and date and fed eral aid will be sought m the project. Under Federal and State emulation* participation in such projects is divided equally be tween the sponsor. Federal gov -rumeni and date, one-third of tin* ratal tost from each. Mr: Short pointed out that there is no childrens' orthopedic paupitai in the date, and that met* a wing in connaetlon with the Jackson county hospital would be invaluable to this *ec Tentatlve cost of the project rax teem wt at <50.000. Hie Ska' Hospital investigat nmittee is composed of! F. 1 luutier L. 6. Winterton and Hie Crippled Childrens' Com ruttee is composed of Floyd Wo*es, Thomas M. Bates and W. ML Moncnef, If the county’s sanction of the project is obtained an intensive Wive is planned and every civic argantzation in the city will he shied to participate in the rais ng of the necessary funds. It will be necessary for the coun ty to act as the sponsor of the protect, Mr. Elliott said, as the dale and Federal government will participate in such projects only with municipal or county subdivisions if government. Dr. J. F. Colley Announces For Wm Pcizl Mayor Or. S. P Colley, practicing tentut in Mow Point for the past 9 years, and presently a mem ber if the Hoard of Aldermen, formally announced this week 'bat ho will be a candidate for the office of Mayor in the Moss Prant city election on December Ugh Dr Colley has been a member of the Board of Aldermen al most continuously since 1919, nut served as mayor pro-tern tin ier the late Mayor George Wood, out the present Mayor, Gregory Wood. Bis announcement follows: Tfl The Voters of Moss Point: I am taking this means of mak ng my formal announcement as m 'andidate for Mayor in the forthcoming City Election on De -ember 10th, 1946. t have served as a member of your city government for many years, and feel that 1 am thor oughly conversant with the nerds of Moss Point and. through the •xpenertre rained in this many years «# service, am qualified fot •our trust in this high office 1. have been identified with all progressive moves in Moss Point luring the past years and if elect ed to the office of Mayor I will continue to devote my energies to the advancement and progress at our city. Through long association mosl •if the citizens of Mow Point know me and my qualifications well, and m the basis of this know! edge B will appreciate your vote and upport m the coming elec ton. -sincerely yours. JL P. COLLEY. A aanana plantation, operated ay the Salvation Army in French ijuiawa, is worked by French penal :oiony ".iberes. * Many Answer Plea For Homes For Three Girls Twenty-eight applications poured into the Jackson County Department of Public Welfare as the result of an appeal for fos ter horuea for three little girls, I published recently. Miss Rosa M Cole, assistant child welfare j worker, revealed this week. There were telephone calls, let | ters and personal visits. Some of the applicants were former foster parents, some were already j under study as foster home par I ents, a few had adopted chii ; (Iren and wished another, sever ai had applications in child plac ing agencies and had not suc ceeded in getting a child. A few , thought the children were in the | department offices and they could ! look them over and decide i whether or not to take them. Of the 28 applicants, 23 were | interested only in adoption or some type of care other than ; (oster hoarding care. Five wish 1 ad to board the children and 1 studies are being made and sub mitted to the Division of Child ! Welfare of the State Department of Public Welfare for approval, l Miss Cole said. — Dr. Thomas Stout Elected President Of Kiwanis Club ICiwanis President . . . DR. T. E. STOUT Dr. Thomas E Stout, promin ent Pa.nagoula civic leader, wa> unanimously elected president ol the Pascagoula Kiwanis Club al the Tuesday meeting at the Pas cagoula Country Club. He served as vice president last year and succeeded C. M. Dosset as head of the t lub. W. K. Guest, Jr., was named vice president and H G. Wieg and. H. P. Heidelberg, Jr., and J. B. Caver were elected to the hoard of directors. Thomas Had dnw w is re-elected treasurer and the Rev. Frederick Graef will continue as secretary. At Tuesday’s meeting. Mr. Guest reported on the district convention held st Memphis to which he and Mr. Haddow were i official delegates. M. E. Wigg nton was welcom i ed into the club as a new mem j her. Plans for the charter night i hanquei, to be held next Tues day night at the Country Club | at 7:30, were discussed by Chair , man E. J. Jane, Jr. and G. E. Briggs of the banquet committee. ! All members must notify one of ! these men or it will be assumed i that they reserve two plates for the banquet, it was said. I __ SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS A group of school officials 1 from Jackson county will attend ' the annual statewide convention ' of the Mississippi Association ol ! School Administrators Wednes day and Thursday at the Robert E Lee hotel in Jackson. A« ! chairman of the problems and ' policies commission of the Mis sissippi Education Association ! A. F Megt-hec. Jackson count} ! superintendent of school, wil , conduct the first forum of thi . meeting on Wednesday when thi ; teacher shortage will be discuss 1 ed. As chairman of the Count} Superintendents of Mississippi : he will conduct a meeting o I that group to be held Thursday. The British Ministry of Healtl and the Medical Research Coun ! eil is establishing a cold researof j unit at Harvard Hospital, Eng : land, u> study causes and trans i mission of the common cold Launching Of 2nd Hopper Dredge Scheduled Today The memory of William Gerig as a man and his record as a U. S. Army engineer will be hon ored Friday when the second of four mammouth dredges under construction at the local yard will be launched and officially named the “Gerig" at ceremonies at the Ingalls Shipyard. The widow of the engineer, who resides in Ar kadelphla ,Ark., will smash the traditional bottle of champagne as the sponsor of the dredge. On the stand with Mrs. Gerig for the 86th launching at the yard will be members of her par ty ana repiesentatives of the U. S. Engineer Corps and of the Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation. Mrs. Gerig will be guest of hon or at a luncheon preceding the launching which is scheduled for 2:30 p. m. The late Mr. Gerig served un der four Chiefs of Engineers, U. S. Army, end his word was ac cepted as authority. He was respected and admired by his associates and loved by his friends and acquaintances in Ar kadelphia where he chose to make his home. Thi3 dredge, like Its recently launched sister ship, the “Com ber," is a 3,000 cubic yard sea going dredge measuring 352 feet from stem to stern. The four hopper dredges under contract at the Pascagoula yard are the largest of all welded ships of their type in the world and will be assigned to various district engineers for repair duty. _ Four Methodist Pastors Returned To County Four of Jackson County’s nine! Methodist ministers wilt return to their churches in the county for nnotner year and five will go elsewhere as the result of the Mississippi Annual Conference in Gulfport Sunday which saw the Rev. L. L. Neill returned as su perintendent of the Seashore Dis trict. Methodist ministers are sub ject to n change of churches each year a* the will of the confer ence but may remain at one church lor four or more years. Returned to their churches in the county were: The Rev. J. F. Campbell, the First Methodist Church, Pascagoula; the Rev. W. L. £lkm, Jr., Ocean Springs, charge; the Rev. James William son, E-icatawpa charge; and the Rev. W. J. Walters, Vancleave charge At the First Methodist Church, Moss Point, the Rev. J S. Noblin will be replaced by the Rev. N. V. Boone, who recently receiv ed his discharge from the U. S. Navy, wnere he served as a chap lain. The Rev. Noblin will go to Anguiila. At Eastlawn, in Pascagoula, the Rov. J. H. Dillard will re p'ace tne Rev. Winston O’Neal, who w 11 continue his education. The Rev. Dillard comes to Pas cngoula from a church at Buca tunna. The Rev. G. E. Allen of the Kxeole charge and the Rev. E. W. Scot? of thp Epworth Church in North Biloxi will “swap” charges for this year. The Rev. Scott will have the Kreole, Or ange C’.'ove, and Pecan churches. The Rev. John W. Courtney will come to the Hurley charge, replacing the Rev. Eugene Flurry, who will return to his home ! charge at Mentortum. The Rev. ! Courtney came to Hurley from ! Lena, Miss. The Rev. James Heflin, who I comes to Jackson County from Sartinsvuie, will replace the Rev. Marcus Howell, a supply pastor I on the Amerieus charge which includes a part of Jackson and I George counties. C OF C OPEN HOUSE Approximately ten percent of the women members of the Chamber of Commerce and sev , eral other guests attended the "Ladies’ Open House" at the C , of C offices Wednesday after noon. Facilities of the depart ment were inspected and the women enjoyed hearing record i ings of their own voices, yerne Barnes, secretary, was host and refreshmentes of cold drinks and ! cake w ere served. IMPERSONATING an Army colonel, ex-private Albert L. Hardwicke (right) 25, requested a pilot and plane at the Army Air Field, at Miami, Fid. Lt. James L. Daggett (left) was assigned to him. Taking over the controls in the air, Hardwicke began stunting and crashed into Biscayne Bay. After they had been rescued, Hardwicke was held by the U. S. Marshal's office and Daggett returned to the held, minus $700 which ioated out of his pocket, and plus some head bruises, (international) Work Will Begin , On City Wharf By November ISth With contracts formally sign-i ed, L. E. Stockstill of the con- j tracting firm of Stockstill and i Corey said this week that work 1 on replacing all decking and faulty stringers on the Pasca goula Municipal wharf wi^l be gin about November !5tlf?and take approximately three weeks | to complete. The firm was awarded the con-1 tract at a meeting of the Pasca-1 goula Port Commission on Mon day, October 7th. Their bid of $8,220 for the work was low among five bids submitted. Work is underway now, Mr.' Stockstill said, in gathering to gether the necessary materials for the job and when work be gins approximately 50 percent of the material will be on hand and early delivery of the remainder to follow. The entire 504-foot length of the wharf will be re-decked with 3-inch creosoted planking. Baby Show Will Highlight Legion Victory Festival The Jackson County Post No. 160, American Legion, will pre sent "The Festival of Victory" November 4 and 5, officers of the post announced Thursday. A G’uind Prize Baby show and a pageant will highlight the two dav fe iival. There will be no entry fees re quired for the baby show and prizes will be awarded to win ning babies as well as a free pho tograph to each child registered. Registiations are now being tak en at Cooper’s Bakery, Delmas avenue. Pascagoula, between 0:30 a. m. and 5 p. m. every day ex cept Sunday for the baby show and for the pageant, in connection with which a queen will be se lected and presented a diamond ring. A grand prize will be given to the liaby or babies having the greatest number of points in hea'lth, beauty and friendship. The Baby Revue will be held Monday, November 4, at 3 p. m. and prizes will be given to the handsomest baby boy and the prettiest girl in each six month division from one month to five years. The pageant will be staged Tuesday November 5. at 8 p. m., when different periods of Amer ican History from the landing of the Dutch in New Amsterdam to the pr?sent will be depicted. CAMERA CLUB OFFICERS New officers of the Singing River Camera Club were installed at a banquet at the Tip Top Inn Thursday night. They are Man uel Giardina, president; A Detrio, vice president; Dr. G. Fiske, secre tary; Willard Welborn, treasurer; Charles Kirby and Spencer Beebe, trustees. Georgia is called the Empire State of the South. F.W. (Bob) Cirlot Seeks Mayorship Of Moss Point F. W. (Bob) Cirlot, World War II veteran and member of a prominent Moss Point family, this week announced his candidacy for Mayor of Moss Point in the general election to be held on December 10. Mr. Cirlot is an accountant and is employed'by the W. H. Nelson Motor Company since his dis charge from the service in June, 1945. He has long been identi fied with progressive movements in Moss Point. The announcement follows: TO THE VOTERS OF MOSS POINT: I tak- this means of announcing my candidacy for the office of j Mayor of Moss Point, subject to in the General Election on De the will ol the qualified electors cember 10th. i am a me icsiunii m Moss Point, a bachelor, and live at the family residence on North Weems street. I have had over 20 yea; s' experience as an ac countant and auditor, covering a wide field including construction of various types, manufacturing, merchandising, and others. I have been active in civic and church affairs for many years, having served as general super intendent of the church school, on the board of stewards, and other offices in the First Meth odist chuich. I was also instru mental ;n the organization of the Moss Point Young Men’s Business club and served as its president for two teems. I am also a past Exalted Ruler of the Pascagoula B. P. O. Elks, Lodge No. 1120. 1 an: an overseas veteran of World War II, volunteering for service in June, 1942, and served for two years in England and North Africa with the Eighth and Twelfth Airforces. I received my honorable discharge in June, 1945, and am authorized to wear the batile star for Tunisia on EAMEIO campaign ribbon. If you see fit to elect me your Mayor, I promise a practical ef ficient business administration with special emphasis on efforts to locate new industries and businesses here that will benefit the ent.ie community by provid ing employment opportunities for our people. By virtue of my experience and training, I believe 1 am well qual ified for the duties of the office of Mayer and I respectfully re quest your serious consideration when you go to the polls. Sincerely Yours, F W. (BOB) CIRLOT. Important Meeting Community Chest On Monday Night A ve v important meeting of the board of directors of the Pas cagoula Community Chest will be held Monday night at 6:30 at th® Chamber of Commerce Building, President R. B. Mcll wain has announced. Mr. Mcllwain urged that all members be present for this meet ing as some very important mat i ters will be taken up. County Tax Rate Shows General Rise This Year Every Jackson County land owner will pay increased taxes this year, the amount of the in crease ranging from one to 14 mills, depending on the school district in which the property lies. The fact is brought out in a legal advertisement in another section of this newspaper. In Pascagoula, the municipal tax rate is 16 mills against this year, with 6 mills for general ex penses, 2 mills for improvements, one mill for the library and the same amount for garbage and sanitation, and 6 mills for bond redemption and retirement. Biggest increase in the county is in the Escatawpa school dis trict in beats 1 and 2, where there is an increase of 14 mills. The lowest is in the Daisy-Vestry dis trict in Beat 5 where the increase is one null. The school tax rep resents 20 mills in each case, how • ever. ' The highest rate in the county is in the Escatawpa school dis trict in Beat 1 with 55% mills and the lowest Inside the municipal ity of Moss Point with 17% mills. The greatest overall increase is shown in Beat 1 also and the low est in Beat 5, with 26 and 15 mills, respectively. The largest general increase was in the county tax for gener al purposes whien went up 4 mills in most cases to 12% mills. In side the municipalities and in scattered other cases, the raise was only 2 mills New School Health Program Planned For Near Future Under a new school health pro gram to be inaugurated by the Jackson County Health Depart ment in the county school system in the near future, the method of examining children will be changed, Dr. Andrew Hedmeg, director of the county depart ment, tyvealed this week. The program was planned after con ferences with school authorities and representatives of the State Board of Health and the State Department of Education. Dr. Lenore Badja has recently been assigned to the coast for this work in Jackson and Harrison counties. The mass examination of cer tain specified grades or groups will be entirely discontinued, he said. “Past experience has shown that this only results in the large volume of school records, which, due to our limited nursing staff here in Jackson County or in any other health department, have never been followed up ade quately. Also a very large per centage of the children seen un der the old system were being taken caie of by their own fam ily doctors and dentists, and needed no attention at these clinics’’ he declared. The proposed plan is to see only children by special referral by teacher, the nurse, P. T. A., or any one noticing some appar ent physical defect. The chil dren will be seen by appoint ment only and the parent must be present at the examination. This will enable better follow-up care of the cases, he said. In cases where correction can not be accomplished without out side assistance, arrangements will be made to provide it through the 3chool correction program. Plans are also underway for ob taining approved special equip ment 'or mass testing of hearing and vision. The Cental Clinic will be con tinued. Dr. Hedmeg declared. HEW HEALTH ASSISTANT Dr. Lenore Bajda, graduate of Woman’s Medical College of Pennsy.vania, has recently been assigned to the coastal area to assist in the general health de partment work in both Jackson and Harrison counties, Dr. An drew J. Hedmeg, department di rector for these counties, an nounced. Following her intern ship, Dr. Bajda received special training in pediatrics at the Gal linger Memorial hospital in Washington. She will be assign ed to maternal snd infant hy giene clinics in both counties and will assist in the inauguration of the school health program in both counties. Dr. Hedmeg said. Wisconsin is known as the Badger State. Traffic Reg ® ^ ’ons Tightening \ By Chief Of 1 It e Pascagoula mote were warned this week l " lef of Jolice J. E. Shirley t'gj^ cam paign to reduce tra Eola tions in the city is underway and were auvised to notice and ob serve traffic signs throughout the city. “There is no excuse for the continuing violations of stop signs and speed laws,” Mr. Shir ley said, "There are plenty of warning signs and officers in this department have been in structed not to accept excuses as liberally as they have in the past.” Mr. Shirley said particular at tention would be given school zones where drivers are showing a growing inclination to ignore the “slow” signs. Business Firms Join In Upping Use Oi Air Mail Business firms of Pascagoula and Mo.-s Point are joining in the program of the Post Office Department to stimulate the vol ume during National Air Mail Week, October 27 to November 2. Mayor Gregory Wood and Mayor J. R. Watts of Pascagoula have issued joint proclamations calling on the people to use the new service and lower rates which are designed to promote business generally and to bind the country into a speedier com munication unit. Inauguration of the new five cent United States flag rate Oc tober 1 brought a sharp rise in air rmv'l volume. Rapid air mail service, offered lor the first time at a low postage rate, should stimulate commerce, business leaders believe. For that reason they are encouraging large air mailings during the nation-wide air mail promotion week. “We have long advocated low er air mail rates,” said H. F. Gau tier, president of the Chamber of Commerce, “believing that rapid service between customers and manufacturers and distributors would foster commerce. “A pioneer in the construction of airports—Jackson county pro vided the first publicly owned airport in the state—we look confidently to a time when reg ular air transport and mail plan es will be landing at the now large lield which the county has acqui.ed. “The Post Office Department has taken a leaf from the book of good business, reducing the rate from 8 to 5 cents an ounce and simultaneously ottering bet ter and faster service,” Mr. Gau tier continued. “A lower price requires one thing to succeed— larger volume. Most air-mail is dispatched on night planes, arriving at destina tions in time for the next day’s business From two to four days are saved for an added cost of 3 cents ever the ordinary rate, and this time factor will save mail patrons many thousands of dollars, it was said. Following is the proclamation issued by the mayors of Moss Point and Pascagoula: "Whereas, the Post Office De partment at Washington is spon soring National Air Mail Week from October 27 to November 2, 1946, and, "Whereas, the development of airmail is and has been of great importance to the business con cerns and people of Pascagoula and Moss Point, and “Whereas, we believe our citi zens should take an active in terest in the future development of air mail and the promotion of better airport facilities, “Now, therefore, I, E. G. Wood, Mayor of the City of Moss Point, and I, J. R. Watts, Mayor of the City of Pascagoula, do hereby' designate the week of October 20, November 2 as Air Mail Week and call upon our people; to make proper observance by liberally patronizing the air mail and otherwise evidencing their appreciation of the efforts of the Post Office Department of pro viding this speedier and cheaper service.” In Babylonian and related so cieties, the physician was gener ally a priest, whose prime func tion it was to interpret omens so as to know the intentions of the gods, and to placate them if pro voked. Colley And Cirloi Mayor Candidates In Moss Point Two formal announcements of candidates for Mayor of Moaa Point were received this week, less than two months before the electior on December 10th, in a week of political developments that also brought a Statement from incumbent, Mayor E. Greg ory Wood, that he would not be a candidate for re-election. Thus far, a contest loomed only in the mayor’s and consta ble races where John W. Col lum was circulating a petition for the necessary 50 names to enter the race against the in cumbent, Joe E. Thomson. Can didates have until 15 days be fore the election to file, how ever. Ail utc mayoi s ibvt, ui. a. Colley, long-time member of the board of aldermen, and F. W (Bob) Cirlot, accountant and ve teran of World War II, both placed formal announcements which appear this week in an other section of the newspaper Two Positions Open W. G. Stewart, veteran city clerk, also announced his inten tions this week of seeking the office again but there seemed little chance that he would have opposition. Two positions were open in tli^ aldermen ranks, the alderman-at iarge— which had been held by Dr. Colley—and Ward 1, where R. H. Perkins announced that he would not be a candidate for re-election. Frank G. Spann, Jr., will be a candidate again from Ward 4 with no announced opposition and Will L. Allen and R. L. Head could not be reached for com ment on whether or not they would be candidates again in Wards 2 and 3, respectively; Ho one has announced in opposition to any of the aldermen thus far. Approximately 480 citizens are eligible to vote in the election for which candidates may quali fy by obtaining names of 50 qualified electors on a petition requesting them to seek the of fice. Megehee Asks New Yancleave Bids For Jan. 23 Bids to construct the new Van cleave school will be opened in the office of the Superintendent of Education at 2:00 o’clock on Thursday, Janpary '23, after re advertisement, County Superin tendent A. F. Megehee announc ed this week. Mr. Megehee said that the trustees of the school had decid ed to wait until after the first of the year in order to give con tractors more time and to allow for unsettled conditions. The new advertisement will allow six months for completion of the project, as compared to four months, and will reduce the penalty or demurrage from $15.00 to $5.00 a day, after the comple tion of the time limit, Mr. Me gehee said. Conti actors will also be no tified by the architect, Carl L. Olschner, and Mr. Megehee thr.t water transportation is available to within one mile of the site of the building, Mr. Megehee said. Harold W. Gautier, Sr., Is the attorney for the trustees. ASK CARE OF MEMORIAL TREES Weeding and fertilizing of crape myrtle and Chinese elm trees planted along Lincoln ave nue by the Pascagoula Garden Club in memory of service per sonnel from this city will bs started immediately, members of the executive committee of the club announced following a meet ing Thursday. Citizens of Pasca goula are urged to cooperate in the efforts of the Garden Club to care for these living memor ials. It would be well to remem ber, members reminded Pasca goulars, that the lovely crape myrtles along South Pascagoula street were as small as these when they were planted by the Womens Civic Club and with care the small plants lining Lin coln avenue will in a few years be equally as beautiful. Hooked rugs represent a type of homecraft textile w o r It brought to America by Swedish and Scottish settlers.