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, NOW! \Ar I LOCAL TIDE TABLE —. —, i H H H r H H ^^^A (Mouth of Pascagoula Rive Is The Time I I 1 I I I I I »•' »» - To Check Your ^ SSSU, SSS WAimt/l Sunday 1:55 pm 1:05 am VOTING COMBINED WITH . Tuesday 3:35 pm 2 25 am I CtJPTkr’MTT A T C Wednesday 4 04 pm 2 28 am . CMDENT1MS MOSS POINT ADVERTISER ----. VOL. 100 E”,#0TuTTA.«K:i.tio„ PASCAGOULA AND MOSS POINT, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, MAY 23. 1947 Th# *»“•' Pr.„__NCX 21 No Strike Called Says Brownlow 30-Day Notice Part Of General Wage Stalemate A detailed explanation of the present status tor wage negotia tions in the shipbuilding indus try, stressing the fact ihat no strike has yet been railed for June 1, was given here Saturday at a large public gathering by James A. Brownlow, a national AFL metal trades official. Mr Brownlow, who is secre tary-treasurer of the metal trad es department and one of the country’s most prominent labor leaders in the shipbuilding in dustry, spoke at a gathering at Beach Park attended bv many shipyard workers and other citi zens. He was introduced by May or John R. Watts. The speaker said that he wish ed to correct an impression which has developed in some cir cles that shipyard workers here and throughout the nation have voted to go on strike June 1 un less wages were raised. 1V1I . UlUWiUW no >U llliU Klin VYUO | not the case, and added that the notification to strike on June 1 which has been given bv AFL shipbuilding unions throughout the country was made to comply with government requirement of a 30-day notice in case negotia tions should break down com pletely and the unions decided to strike as a last resort. Hopes For Settlement The AFL official said that he | was hopeful some satisfactory ; solution would be found for the present Sit nation which has ’thrown the Shipbuilding Stnbilt-1 ration Committee into u stole- | mate, and that no strike would | be called. If rucn a solution were not reached, he said, it would still be necessary for all crafts re presented in the local metal trad es councils to vote on the ac tual question of whether or not to strike. Crafts which voted a strike would then have to receive authorization of the strike from the respective international pres idents of the unions, and a ma jority vote of the various crafts would be required before a strike were called. If such a procedure became necessary from the AFL’s point of view, he said, some time would still be required to carry out these steps. He said he want ed to make clear that no strike had been called for June 1. Mr. Brownlow said that the stalemate in national negotia tion which made the 30-day no tification necessary arose from complicated causes. The Shipbuilding Stabilization Committee was established dur ing the war, made of represen tations from management, labor, and government, and given pow er to fix wage rates in the whole industry. No Raises Shipyard wages have not been revised since 1943, tie said, al though in that time government statistics show that the cost of living has risen sharply, and wage increases have been grant (Continued On Page 8, Sec. 1) Port Commission Protests Laying Of Phone Cable The Pascagoula Port Commis sion filed a protest this week with the U. S. Engineer office in Mo bile against a Coast Guard appli cation for the laying of a sub marine telephone cable across Pascagoula river 300 feet north of Communy Bayou. The Coast Guard applied for permit to lay the cable at 19 feet below mean water level. W. R. Guest, executive vice-president ot the Ingalls Shipbuilding Cor poration, informed the Port Com mission that this would not per mit maintenance of the officials channel depth of 22 feet, which itself “is entirely too shallow." Mr Guest urged that any cable at that point should be at least 25 feet below mean water Capt. H H. Colie, president of the Port Commission, urged that the cable be located elsewhere, suggesting the L & N railroad and highway' 90 bridges as suit able sites, since cables are al ready in these areas. To lay a cable 300 feet north of Communy Bayou, he said, would increase the hazards of docking big ves sels at the City Docks. These are normally docked with the bow downstream, he said, and to do so it is necessary to drag anchor in the area for which the Coast Guard has applied for a cable permit. Eddie Pond Is District Three Board Candidate Eddie Pond this week an lounred that he will be a candi date for election to the Board of Supervisors, representing District fhiee, in the Democratic primary •lection to be held August 5th. In his formal announcement Mr. Pond cites the background of his business record as qualifying him to ably handle the affairs of i the office. His formal announcement fol lows: TO THE QUALIFIED DEMO CRATIC VOTERS OF DISTRICT THREE: After a careful arid thorough study of the needs of and possi ilities that lit* at our doorsteps, l take this means of announcing for membership on the Jackson Counly Boat'd of Supervisors, re presenting District three, in the Democratic Primary election to be held August 5th. It is my desire to serve my Dis trist and County, and to bend every effort toward the future de velopment and progress of Jack son County as a whole, that I en ter this election, and ask your support. The responsibilities pertaining to this important office, I have thoroughly considered, and feel that with the experience I have had in Construction Business, to gether with my two years’ ser vice with the United States Navv in a supervisory capacity of Ship Construction, and my five years of faithful service with the In galls Shipbuilding Corporation, 1 believe myself qualified to fill this important office. I established as my legal resi dence this City of Pascagoula, shortly after my arrival in 1941, after having lived in Washing ton, D. C. for about six years. (Continued On Page 8, Sec. 1) Negro Is Killed By Wife After Forcing Door An estranged Negro husband who attempted Monday morning to force his way into the Carver Village apartment occupied by his wife, after being denied entrance, fell fatally wounded before the blast of her .32 caliber pistol, two shots taking effect in the throat and chest. The victim was Theotus Bruns, 21, who returned here from Bogalusa where he had been recently living Police Chief J. E. Shirley, who investigate^ the shooting, said that Brur._ stopped at several beer parlors before making the call on the Carver Village® unit occupied by his wife, flrline Bruns, 19, their infant child, and Erline Bruns’ mother, who oper ates a beauty parlor on Live Oak street. Chief Shirley said that Erline refused Bruns admission at the front door, closing the wooden door, and that he went to the rear and slit the screen with his knife, undoing the latch and walk ing through the door. He said Erline testified that she told him not to enter, and that when he came in she fired at him four times, two shots killing him in stantly. Chief Shirley said that the pocket knife with which Bruns opened the screen was found beside him, and that Erline Bruns then left the place holding her child with one hand and the pistol dangling from the other, and walked to her mother's beauty parlor to tell what had happened. The woman was charged with murder and released on bond. Police said she had been married once previously. Bruns body was taken to Arnold Funeral Home, then released to his brothers who returned it to Bogalusa. B. B. Hobdy To Seek District 2 Justice Office B. B Hobdy Ibis week formal ly announced his candidacy for re-election as Justice,of the Peace for District Two in the Democat ic primary election on August 5th. Mr. Hobdy in his announce ment said that if lie is elected it will be his aim to give the citi zens of District Two the very best service possible. His announcement follows: TO THE QUALIFIED VOT ERS OF DISTRICT TWO: I wish to announce my can didacy for the office of Justice of the Peace for District Two, subject to the will of the vot ers in the Democratic primary election to be held August 5th. It will be my aim, if elected, to give you the very best ser vice within my power, j 1 take this means of thanking you for your support in the part, I and I earnestly solicit your con jsideration and vote in the forth coming primary. Sincerely yours, B B. HOBDY. When in 1890, Germany ex changed Zanzibar, an island off Africa's east coast, for Helgoland which later became a vital Ger man fortification in the North Sea, the deal was widely criti cized in Germany. Home Clubs Show How To Live Well Cheaply By Gardening And Sewing To live like a million (on some thing less) could be the summary of the county Home Demonstra tion clubs' exhibition at Lincoln Hall on Thursday, May 22. The hall, for the day was turn ed into a miniature county fair with exhibits for a Flower and Vegetable Show and Dress Revue, all the results of the industry of the women of the county Home Demonstration dubs. With the current high price of foods it was encouraging to see the displays of fresh vegetables. There were exhibits of beans, cabbage, kale, radishes, lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, onions and many other, perfect enough to rival a seed catalog in color. Cer-! tainly there should be no food shortage in Jackson County con sidenng what can be produced on its soiL I Jackson county is not only a j productive county but a place of, natural beauty, with wild flowers, of indescribable beauty. In the flower exhibits were beautiful1 arrangements of magnolias, the' state flowers. Wild flowers of every hue and shape were artis tically arranged and added to the display of garden flowers on ex-1 hibit. The manufacturer who con ceived of putting feed into flow ered and printed sack, even in his wildest flights of imagination, could never have dreamed of the many uses to which housewives would put these sacks. Suck dress modeled by exhibitor, child’s ; dress, and child’s suit were among the exhibits. The dress revue also included suits, street dresses, sheers, and remodeled i clothes. The entries and winners oi the awards will be given next week. The day’s program was under the direction of Miss Vela Mc Kinley, county Home Demonstra tion agent, assisted by K. H. Buckley, assistant extension hor ticulturist. from State College, who judged the vegetable dis plays. Miss Lillian Holcomb, George county Home Demon stration agent, and Mrs. Ralph Graff, of Moss Point, judged the glower show and dress revue. Members of Home Demonstra tion clubs from Baria, Bayou Ca sotte. Big Point, Fort Bayou, Gautier, Hurley, Harleston, Van cleave, Wade and Latimer were participants in the exhibition. After a tour of the exhibition one cannot help but be impressed with the agricultural bounty of Jackson county and the accom plishments of its Home Demon stration Clubs. Broome Confirms No Rent Raises In FPHA Units There will be no rent increase in the FPHA units here and the plan for setting present rent rat es as the OPA ceiling, announced public last week, is the policy which will be followed, John T. Broome, regional director, told the Chronicle-Star Wednesday. Mr. Broome, who is on the coast from his headquarters in Atlanta to attend a state meet ing of housing officials at Bi loxi, said that a telegram re ceived from Rep. W. M. Colmer this week in Washington indicat ing that the FPHA might raise some rents after all was the re sult of the fact that the Wash ington FPHA office had not yet been officially notified of the new regional decision not to raise rents. Mr. Colmer apparently was given “old information” by the national office, on which he had exerted pressure to prevent the rent raises, during his latest talks with the office, Mr. Broome said. MUNDELL BUSH I Mundell Bush Is Candidate For Re-election Mundell Bush this week for mally announced that he will be a candidate for re-leectipn as Highway Commissioner for the Southern District in the Demo cratic primary election to be held August 5th. His formal announcement fol lows: , TO THE PEOPLE OF THE SOUTHERN HIGHWAY DIS TRICT: Having issued a statement sometime ago that at the proper time I would make my announce ment for re-election as Highway Commissioner for the Southern District, I desire to submit my formal announcement at this time for your consideration. In making my announcement for re-election to the office of High way Commissioner, I am mindful of the importance of the office. There is no other function of state government that comes so nearly touching the welfare of all the people as that of the con struction and maintenance of highways and bridges. I want to express to the peo ple of the Southern District mv appreciation lor your support and wise counsel during mv ser vice as your Highway Commis sioner. A great part of what ever success my administration ihas attained, and 1 sincerely be llieve it has been successful, Uhould be credited to the loval laid you have rendered to our | program. . . The basis for our highway con duction and maintenance pro gram is the revenue received from the State’s share of the gasoline tax. The first years of my administration were war years and because of conditions beyond the control of any per son, this revenue dropped to a level so low that we had funds I barely sufficient to adequately i maintain the roads and bridges ! already constructed. For that (reason, coupled with the short - jage of road and bridge build ing materials, as well as of men iand equipment, the highway I construction program was cur tailed during the war years. In 1946 our State Legislature, in cooperation with Congress, provided approximately $50,000, 000 to be used in the construc tion of additional roads and ; bridges on the state highway (system during the fiscal year of i (Continued On Page 8, Sec. 1) Red Cross Annual Meeting Will Be Held Tuesday > The annual meeting of the Jackson County Chapter of the American Red Cross will be held on Tuesday, May 27, al 7:00 o’ clock in the auditorium of the Junior High School in Pasca goula. The public is urged to attend the meeting as officers for the coming year and three members of the ^executive committee will be elected at that time. Tuesday night’s meeting will not last over one hour, it was stated, and will not conflict with other meetings in the county scheduled for that night. Red Cross officials pointed out that the need for the services of their organization have not ceas ed with the war, but has actu ally increased in some ca es The home service caseload for ser vicemen and dependents, veter ans and dependants, and civilians is higher each month than it was during the war, it was said. The Red Cross does not e;; pect to reach its peak in service for at least eight years. Officials' asked that persons make every effort to attend and stated that colored people were also invited to attend. Coast Council Backs Zone Laws For Waterfronts Subjects of vital interest of Mis sissippi Gulf Coast communities, including the advisability of zon ing along the waterfront and the possibility of assessing a half mill tax fen- advertising the Coast, Were-aiscussfd at a meeting of the Mississippi Coast Council Wed nesday night at Gulf Hills hotel in Ocean Springs. Warren Jackson, Ocean Springs and Biloxi realtor, delivered the main talk on the advisability of establishing zoning authority to prevent the growth of cheap and undesirable types of buildings and enterprises growing up along the coast highway. The council went on record as en dorsing the efforts which Harrison county is now making along these lines. Members discussed the possi bility of the levy of a half mill tax in the three coast counties for ilit' purpose of advertising the ad vantages and attractions of this region in periodicals in other parts of the country. No definite action was taken on this point. Experiment Station Secretary Joe Butler of the Ocean Springs Chamber of Com merce reported that the Missis sippi Academy of Science has ac cepted the offer of space for ex perimental buildings in Magnolia state park for the purpose of car rying on studies of marine life and the fisheries industry. Edward A. Khayat, president of the Pascagoula-Moss Point Chamber of Commerce, reported on the recent meeting of the United States Chamber of Com merce in Washington and the special "Mississippi State Dinner” that was held in Washington at ! that time. The group voted to request Mayor G. B Cousins of Biloxi to be guest speaker at the July meeting, which will be held iri his I city. Other problems 6/ -cussed were: maintenance of se/ alls; the pos sible refund to cities by the state jot a portion of the sales tax col lected m those cities; the prob lem of unequal representation in state legislature, which places a particularly hard burden on the (Continued On Page 8, Sec. 1) i wo Negroes neia In Connection With Club Theft I.eroy Bilbo and Melvin Leroy, both negroes, have been bound over to await the action of the grand jury in connection with the theft of a pistol, believed by police to have been stolen on the night of the recent Country Club break-in. Bilbo is held on a charge of having stolen property m his pos session and Leroy as an acces sory. Police Chief J E. Shirley an nounced the arrest and they were bound ovt r in City Court by May or John R Watts. Seventy-five cjollars in cash and a watch, also missing since the burglary, have not been re covered. River C t innel Project Clears First Hurdle V|th Congress OK Of Survey Game Fish A, £ •So Released In || County Watei More than 13,000 black bass were planted in Jackson County waters last week from the Federal Fish Hatchery in Lyman, mem bers of the Jackson Countv Hunt ing and Fishing Association were told Tuesday night by Dudley B. Heiliger, superintendent of the Hatchery, who promised that ad ditional fish would be planted in public waters as rapidly as pos sible. The bass, or green trout as .thry are commonly known, ranged from one to three inches in length, Mr. Heiliger said. A. M. Pelham presided at Tues day night’s meeting at the court house and presented the hatchery superintendent as well as J. B. Brown of the Mississippi Forestry Service who showed several edu cational films, relative to the dam age caused by forest fires. In hn address, Mr. Heiligei explained fish culture and reveal ed that about two million game fish are produced anmjally at the Lyman hatchery. He said that no other hatchery in the United States had the wealth of food available here. i spctmri adn.ru uir £iuu|j to keep a close check on stream pollution and put members on their honor not to release fish in polluted waters or waters likely to be periodically polluted. He asked that they check new in dustrial plants to prevent further pollution of the streams. Mr. Heiliger explained that the , hatchery used to have a surplus of fish hut that they now have ' back orders for more than a mil- i lion and a half bream. A good crowd attended the meeting, in sprte of a blinding rain storm in progress before and during the gathering. The next meeting will be held in Vancleave at the school on Tuesday night, June 24. Other officers present included A. J. Franklin, John Colle, and. Merle F. Palmer. R. L. Vaughn Is Candidate For Representative R. L. Vaughn of Vancleave thi week formally announced that he will be a candidate tor Represen tative to the State Legislature from Jackson county in the Dem ocratic primary election to be held August 5th. In making his announcement Mr Vaughn said that he had pre viously served as a member of the Board of Supervisors for a period of 12 years, and detail ed the platform upon which he will base his campaign. His formal announcement fol lows. TO THE QUALIFIED DEMO CRATIC VOTERS OF JACKSON COUNTY: Please accept this as my for mal announcement as a candi date for Representative from Jackson County to the State Leg islature in the forth coming Dem ocratic primary election. I have served in the capacity of member of the Board of Su pervisors of this county for twelve years. During that time, the Jack son County Mills was erected in the county, the airport was built, the shipyard was brought to the county and many other improve ments were made. jaotj-uii cnuniv nas oecome an inductria' and progressive countv. 1 will stand for and work tar the following beliefs: 1. State aid for the develop ment and improvement of deep water port at Pascagoula. 2 Construction and mainten ance of State Docks at Pasca goula 3. Safeguard for labor through the passage of an adequate md workable Workmen’s Compensa tion Act by the State Legisla ture. 4. Promote and advocate de velopment of oil resources and the refining and processing of our oil within our state. 5. Promote and encourage Fed eral Aid in the care of the sea tood industry and the restocking of the fresh water streams in Jackson County. (Continued On Page 8, Sec. 1) U. S. Engineers To Study Leaf And Chicasawhay An announcement that the House Public Works Committee has authorized a study of the Leaf and Chicasawhay rivers j with a view to dredging a chan nel and raising Pascagoula to the status of a major gulf port was made this week in a communica tion from Rep. W. M. Coimer in Washington. The committee’s authorization of the study marked successful clearance of the first great hur dle faced by groups in the Pas cagoula and Hattiesburg areas who have been working to bring to actuality the dream of a gTeat commercial and shipping deve lopment in the Pascagoula river watershed. A number of local sponsor? of the pian, highly pleased over ths committee’s action fully a vear earlier than had been anticipat ed, said this week that eventual completion of the channel pro ject would create an economic basis for general growth and prosperity of the east Mississippi region surpassing all other de velopments which have taken place thus far under the state's inrhi«;trinli7nt inn nrncrram World Port The Leaf and Chicasawhav channel'would permit the trans portation and reshipment of oil, timber, manufactured and agri cultural products through the Pascagoula port area, and would tie this region into the nation al Intra-Coastal Waterways sys tem and give it direct access tu the shipping of the world. The cities of Hattiesburg, Lau rel, Meridian and others in this region would be brought into an integrated economic system with P iscagoula-Moss Point, all bene fiting mutually by the manufac taring, oil producing or refining activities of the others. The two chief economic and geographic factors which the whole plan rests on, the local enthusiasts said, are the massive growth which is taking place in Mississippi’s oil industry, and Pascagoula’s unexcelled factors as a Gulf port Pascagoula is only nine miles from deep water, where other ports in the gulf range from 30 to 90 miles from deep water. The lort Pascagoula channel also lies in the direct line of the ar tion of the currents which help rather than impeed the mainte nance of the channel. Chief backers of the port and river project have been a group of civic leaders p-nm Pascagoula, Moss Point and Hattiesburg. Their emphasis had been origi nally placed chieflv only on a Leaf River channel. Congress Coimer stated in hi letter that he had also included the Chick asawhay river to Meridian in his request for the survey “since that river extended almost to the Wayr.e and Jasper County oil wells." An argument in behalf of the project was presented to Con gressional leaders several weeks ago by Edward A. Khayat and Hermes F. Gautier during a trip to Washington to attend a na tional meeting of the United States Chamber of Commerce. The delegates spoke to a group under the sponsorship of Rep. (Continued On Page 8, Sec. 1) Beautification Is » f Theme Of C of C Civic Contest Plans and classifications for > a civic beautification contest to be held June 1 to December 15 under the auspices of the Cham ber of Commerce were announc ed this week. “The purpose of the conte't,” the announcement states, “Is to encourage improvement and beautification of home grounds and business premises of this community through the suitable planting of trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetables. In addition, the contest is designed to stimulate the development of lawns, the cleaning and improvement of home grounds, streets, alleys, and sidewalks, to the end that a healthier and more attractive en vironment may be provided for our growing children and hap pier surroundings for all our ci tizens.” The districts of the contest are (1) Moss Point, (2) Pascagoula, and (3), that area outside the corporate limits of the othpr dis trict.-; from the Alabama state line through Fontainebleau. The classes in which prizes will be awarded are, (A) residents wno employ full-time gardners, (Bl those who employ part-time help with their yard and garden, (C) those who employ no assisting outside family, (D) business hous es, churches, schools, and insti tutions, (F) Negro homes and business places. Further details may be had from the Chamber at Commerce. Mrs. C. W. Smith was appoint ed general chairman of the beau tification program. District chair men are Mrs. R. C. Eley, Moss Point; Mrs. W. C. Havens, coun \\; Mrs C H. Cray, Pascagoula. Co-chairmen are Mrs. T. T. Jus lice, Mrs. J. N. Lockard, and Mrs. Julius Wiggins. Pascagoula Gets 3etter Fire Rate Classification Pascagoula has been reduced from seventh to sixth class fire rating by thp Mississippi Rating Bureau, according to information received this week by Mayor John K. Watts. The new classification became effective May 1, and will effect ■ eductions in fire insurance rates •n the city, he said. The reduction vas made by the Rating Bureau because of increased fire fighting personnel and other measures recommended by the state bureau which were carried out by the city. • * The reduction will place PisC . agcula on an equal basis with cities of comparable size in the state, Mayor Watts said. ,, POST OFFICE HOLIDAY ' May 30, Memorial Day, being a federal holiday, the post office will be closed throughout the day. There will be no window service or carrier delivery, evcept in the burin* section, Postmaster Ar thur V Smith said. Outgoing mails wilt fce dispatched from the main office on regular sched ules, and post office boxholders will ieeeive their mail as usual, it was said. SHOWN ABOVE IS A GROUP OF DISABLED VETERANS AT work on the paper flowers to be sold on Poppy Day in Pascagoula, tcday and tomorrow. Volunteers from Ike American Legion Auxiliary will distribute the flowers on these two days, pro claimed by Mayor John R. Watts as the official Poppy Day in the City of Pascagoula.