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NOW! \ I LOCAL T,DF T,,LF t Vu VT L II lX 1 I. I, XT ~k -- - To Check Your Today —no<um u iopm Saturday . 11:45am . VOTING COMBINED WITH - I Mandat .. ! dim IldSam t CREDENTIALS iv/viaim » mrrnrrfPrn «S»W- SJRS ‘jiSS J__4 POINT ADVERTISER . VOL. 100 rTrl9*- - ~ PASCAGOULA AND .MOSS POINT. MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 1947 ~ fh. k\\ \ Pr.- NO. 23 _._ _ ■ - - ----—— * -- — ‘ ‘ IB ft " .1-1 ■ - ■ 1 " " City Will Vole On New Power Franchise July 1 Notice was given this week by the Pascagoula city council to Un qualified electors that an election would he held July 1 for the pur pose of passing on an ordinance granting the Mississippi fcjpwer Company a new 25-year franchise. The present franchise under which the company does busi ness was also for a 25 year dura tion, and has about two more years to run. Attorneys for the power company, in submitting the new 25 year franchise, Btatod as their reason that the company desires to expand its facilities but wants new long-term permits be fore investing large sums in new equipment. One feature of the new fran chise, not present in the old is the provision for a payment to the city treasury of two percent of the gross sales of the company in Pascagoula, which payment is es timated at present volume and rates to run about $10,000 on a yearly basis. Protest At Hearing When a public hearing was held by the city council several months ago on the question of granting a new franchise to the company, a group of. local citi zens and users of electricity, rep resented by Attorney Karl Wics enberg. protested against the new franchise and askedi that it not be passed. The petition, signed by Mr E. J Labbous and several others, stated that the two percent payment by the company to the city would be taker, from electric users only,' end in that reipect would impose i an indirect, illegal “sales tax" on! a special group. Mayor John R Watts stated at the hearing that the city was in need of revenue and that the city ^ niswil dnl mi.iI feel there was any fundamental reason not to nego tiate a new franchise in return for a new source 6f revenue. He| said the city was not getting any I payment under the old franchise. Company attorneys stated later that the new type of franchise has been adopted in 37 of the 42 Mis sissippi cities where it has been submitted. They stated they did’ not wish to make any changes1 suggested by the group represent ed by Mr Wiesenbng, but would' rather submit their standard new I franchise to the electorate in the! form of an ordinance to be ac- ■ cep ted or rejected. The full text of the ordinance is j printed in the legal section of this issue of the Chronicle-Star In the formal advertiscment of the election July 1. Petitions Filed In Bond Issue; Result Uncertain A number of Identical petitions, bearing the names of about 400 persons, were filed with the board of supervisors Mondav in protest of the issuance of $500,000 in bonds for the construction of a new court house here. The petition stated that the signers believed an election should be called to determine whether or not the bonds should be issued. Members of the board of super visors passed a resolution calling on the circuit clerk to determ ine whether the petitioners con stituted ten percent of the tax payers in the county, other than poll tax payers alone The board had advertised their intentions of issuing the bonds at the meeting this month, to be added to $400,000 issued several years ago, for the purpose of con structing a modern courthouse to replace the antiquated struc ture now in use Observers believed the number of petitioners would be “close” to the ter percent required to stop the issue, but there was no definite indication of the out come pending tiie checking of the names and the comparison with adult property owners in the county. BANK EMPLOYEES PICNIC A group of employees of the Pascagoula-Moss Point Bank in Pascagoula took advantage of the i^oiiday Tuesday', to picnic at Jack Hudson's place above Es catawpa. Those in the party were Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Grierson. Mrs. Jean Williams, Misses Rita John son and Norma Lee Shapling and Arthur Sprat lev and Hilbourne Boutwell. Mrs. Alice Russell Is Killed In Bus Accident Upstate Mrs. Alice Russell, defendant in an assault and battery with intent to kill case here, was kill ed in a bus accident in central Mississippi last Saturday, enroute from Pascagoula to her home. The attractive young, woman, mother of a small child, had jpeen granted a continuance of her case Friday due to the child. She was enroute to her home when killed in the accident which also took the lives of three other people. Mrs. Russell formerly lived near Wade where the altercation occurred earlier this year which resulted in the charge placed against her. Bids For Street Repairs Will Be Opened June 10 Sealed bids for a program of general street repairs which the city council astimates may cost around $350,000 will be opened in (he city hall June 10 at 3 p. m. .The proposed repair program affects twelve streets and pro vides for the construction of storm sewers, sidewalks, curbs and gut ters over a distance totaling sev eral miles. The city will bear the cost of the storm sewers and any neces sary work at the intersections, while property owni rs will be assessed the cost of the sidewalks, curbs and gutters. Mayor John R, Watts said that city engineers estimate that the cost of the total program will be approximately evenly shared by the city and the property owners. The ordinance provides that a j majority of property owners on ! any street can reject the repair j plan insofar as lheir street is con :erned. Mayor Watts said that in j 10 instance have a majority of property owners rejected the plan, ind that work will go ahead if contractors' bids are within lunge of the city's estimates and financing facilities. The program is being carried I out under the vested authority of the city council and no election will he necessary to approve it. New Plant Will Make "Pep" Feed From Pogie Waste Announcement was made this week by the Wallace M. Quinn Fisheries Company that a large new plant will be built to manu facture a high-grade poultry feed out of the water wastes which have formerly been thrown away in the manufacture of fish oil. The plant will be built near the present oil and fish meal plant of 9he Quinn company, on West Pascagoula River and Mary Walk er bayou above Gautier. The new processing operation will'be owned and operated by the Growth Products Company of Mississippi, of which Mr. Quinn will be president, and an official of the Glidden Company, tnsnu tacturers ot paints and tceds, will be chairman of the board. The Quinn fisheries will supply the “fish stick water” which is left over from its own process of I idling oil out of the menhaden fish. The Glidden Company has been developing the process of extracting proteins and vitamins dissolved in these waters from the fishes’ substance. This process is carried out under the Sven Las sen patents utilizing new refine ments and control calculated to effect improvement in the nutri tional uniformity of the product. The Glidden company will be represented by its chairman. Admin D. Joyce, who will be chairman of the Growth Products Company. In making the announcement. Glidden officials said that Dr Percy L. Julian, director of re search for Glidden soybean op erations at Chicago, has long been seeking to identify and iso late the important “growth factor" found in “fish stick water" and stands at the threshold of signif icant discoveries on what makes this substance such a powerful spur to growth when used in an> mal and poultry feeds It was said that the new plant should he in operation by this summer. Mr Quinn stated this usage of stick water, heretofore thrown away, mean an added important feature to the fish processing in on the Gulf Coast and marks one more industrial waste which has been converted to valuable use. Recipe Contest A favorite recipe may mean more than culinary sat isfaction to housewives of Jackson County, for this week marks the beginning of a weekly contest sponsored by the ChronicJe-Star and Advertiser with $6 given away in prizes each week to the persons sending in the three win ning recipes. The first prize will be $3, with $2 and $1, going to the second and third place winners. The winners, as well as other chosen recipes, will be printed in the food section of the newspaper so that readers may try the dishes for themselves. Miss Vela McKinley, county home demon stration agent, and two other women to be announced next week, will serve as judges. All recipes must be in the Chronicle-Star and Advertiser office on Tuesday to be eligible for the contest. The food to be subject of the con test will be announced each Friday and winners will be published the following Friday. This week potatoes, a favorite backbone for any meal, will take the spotlight with recipes for casserole dishes in which potatoes are used as the contest subject. Every housewife undoubtedly has a faithful stand-by, a dish centering around healthful potatoes, which she c;*n thrust into the oven and depend on to meet the approval of her family and furnish a substantial part of the nutri tion and substance of her meal. Send it in. Your recipe may win. AAAAaAAAAaAAaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Joe Butler New County Head Red Cross Chapter Joe Butler of Orean Springs was elected county chairman of the Jackson County Chapter of the American Red Cross at the postponed annual meeting of the | organization Monday night of this week at the Pascagoula Ju nior High school. Other officers elected for the coming year were as follows: L. A. Watts, Pascagoula, vice-chair man; T T Justice, Pascagoula, treasurer; Mrs. John Colle, Pas cagoula, secretary; K. W. Burn ham, R. E Perkins, Moss Point, and Karl Wiesenburg, Pascagou la, members of the executive committee. A copy of the annual report of the activities of the local Chapter for the year 1946-47, which was compiled bv Mrs. Da vid Clements, executive secre tarv, was presented to those pres- ] ent. The report covers the accom p'ishments of the Chapter's full program of work with service men, veterans and their families as well as Junior Red Cross de velopment and other phases of work in the County during the second year of peace. M. C. Porler Is Candidate For County Coroner M. C. Porter, of Moss Point, veil known business man of that ity, todav formally announced us candidacy for Coroner and ’anger of Jackson County, sub ect to the will of the qualified Sectors of Jackson County. Mr. Porter who has been associated ■.vith the Fails Funeral Home for the last 17 years, is well known in the County. He is a veteran of World War I and an active member of the American Legion. His announcement is as follows: TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF JACKSON COUNTY. MISS In announcing my candidacy for the office of Coroner and Ranger of Jackson County, I wish ,o submit the following quali ications: For the past 17 years I have as sisted your present Coroner and danger in performing the func ions of his office, and I believe I lave had sufficient experience to be able to perform the office in the manner it should be. and in ;he manner in which the citizens if Jackson County expect it to be. I am a native born Mississip aian and have lived in this county for the past 20 years, making my home in Moss Point. If elected as your Coroner and Ranger I propose to devote the ull time to the office that should be required of a public officer ind to faithfully perform the luties required.of the office. Your dote and consideration ire earnestly requested. M C PORTER LEAVES TOR NEW YORK Rev. and Mrs. F. A Graef are leaving on Sunday to go to New York to be present at the cele bration of his parents 50th wed ling anniversary. While in New York they will be the guests of I the Rev. Graefs parents. Mr. j and Mrs. Alvin H. Graef. Truck Load Of Living Room Furniture Burns A load of living room furniture, enroute from Pascagoula to Gulf port, was destroyed by fire Mon day morning near Fontainebleau and a truck belonging to the Standard Furniture Company of Pascagoula damaged. Manager George C. Lovell estimated the damages at $1,000, The origin of the fire, which broke out in the furniture aboard the moving truck, was knknown but Mr. Lovell stated he believed , it resulted from a cigarette thrown j accidentally into the body of the , truck. The vehicle was driven by Freddy Ray Diamond" of Pasca goula and William F,dward Marr was also aboard when the fire : was discovered. Baylous W. Stokes Will Seek Coroner And Ranger Office Baylous W. Stokes, owner of the Stokes Funeral Home and Deputy Coroner and Ranger, this week announced his candidacy for the office of County Coroner and Ranger, subject to the will of the electors in the Democratic Primary on August 5. Mr. Stokes has lived in Pasca goula most of his life and is a native of Jackson. His announcement follows: TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF JACKSON COUNTY: “I wish to formally announce my candidacy for the office of Coroner and Ranger of Jackson County, subject to your wishes in the Democratic Primary to be held on August 5. "I have worked with your pres ent Coroner, H. A. Fails, who has served you for many years ar.d believe that the training and ex perience that I have received as Deputy Coroner and Ranger qual ifies me to serve you in this of fice. “The Coroner's office is not h high paying or a much publicised job, but it can be very important to you in cases of emergency. It requires a man who has the in terest of the county and people a: heart and who is willing and able to serve them in the manner pre scribed by law. "I own my home and business in Jackson County and am mar ried to the former Miss Fannie Mcllwain. We have two children I intend to remain in this countv all of my life and have a sincere desire to serve you in an efficient and capable manner. “As the present Coroner will not offer for re-election, due to his retirement, I would appreciate the vote and support of his friends, as well as my o>vn." Sincerely yours, BAYLOUS W STOKES MRS. JOHNSON ELECTED TO OFFICE At a meeting of the Coast Council ,of Garden Clubs at the Markham hotel in Gulfport, Fri day, May 30, Mrs. Walter John son of Pascagoula was elected treasurer. Mrs. Johnson is retir ing treasurer of the Pascagoula Club Mrs T. C. Fullilove and Mrs. Johnson of the Pascagoula club attended the meeting which was held at 10:30 a m. County To Have Radio Controlled Law Enforcement Members of the Jackson Coun tv Board of Supervisors this week moved to institute the coun ty’s own 24-hour radio-controlled law enforcement svstem with u radio station located in the po lice station in Pascagoula and county. Under the proposal, radios would be provided for the sher iff’s official car and the two county highway patrol vehicles and city officials invited to join in the hook-up. A. P. Moran. District Four mem ber and strong advocate of the measure, called for the installa tion of three-way radios—car to car, station to car, and car to station. He stated that the effi ciency of the county highwav pa trol would be greatly increased by'the installation of the radios. The board had first, considered a~hook-up" with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, but decided to have a county system when that proved impractical. Mayor John R. Watts appeared before the board and pledged the co-operation of the citv in pro viding 24-hour-service at the sta tion by the desk sergeant. Bids will be received and im mediate steps taken to provide the service to the people of Jack son County, in keeping with steps taken by other progressive cit;es and counties throughout the United States. DREWEY J, KENDRICK Drewey Kendrick Runs For Floater Representative Drewey J. Kendrick of Harri son countv this week formally announced that he will he a can d'dato for election to the office of Floater Representative for Jackson and Harrison counties in the State legislature in the com ing Democratic primary election on August 5th. In his announcement Mr. Ken drick outlines his platform and the things for which he will stand if elected. His announcement follows: TO THE QUALIFIED DEMO CRATIC VOTERS OF JACKSON COUNTY: I am a candidate for Floater Representative to the State Leg islature, representing Jacksor and Harrison counties, in the conning August primary. I made the ra-e for Floatei Representative four years ago and I wish to express my thank' to the voters of this District fo: the near 5,000 votes cast for me at that time I shall endeav or to see as rnanv voters as pop sible, but if I fail to see you it is bv this means that I am ask ing you to vote for me. I shal ever be grateful to you and I pledge my being to the support of good government, and for th most people. 1 was born in Lamar county in October, 1905. I completed th< course of study in the public school system of that county, anr also three years of college train ing at Clark and at Mississippi Southern. 1 taught school five years in Mississippi, had charge of boys' work at the Baptist Orphanage at Jackson, Miss., one year and n half, did social welfare work one year, and was supervisor of rural rehabilitation for twro years. 1 followed work with the sea food industry a short time and foi four years was engaged in the dairy business in Biloxi 1 am now emp’oyed at Ingalls in Pas cagoula with the Sheetmeta! De (Contmued On Page Seven) • * Seek 80 Peif^ent FHA Guarantee In Sale Of Ea^lawn Housing Units ---a David Brumfield Is Sentenced To Life For Rape ! David Brumfield, 32-year-old Negro charged with the rape of a voting white woman last Janu- 1 arv in the woods near a Negro j church on Jackson avenue, was convicted Wednesday bv a jury in the Jackson county court house and sentenced to life im prisonment. The jury received the case, which had been hard fought by I •both the state and defense coun sel, at 3:45 p. m and returned its verdi'-t a.'ter approximately 45 minutes. The state asked for the death , pena'ty asserting that Brumfield | had committed an assault on the i woman within the scope of the full! legal definition “rape” and as serted that no element of “con sent" had been given bv the wo man. The state's case was pre sented bv District Attorney Lu ther Maples and Counts- Atto - L. K. McIntosh. Prosecution Witnesses The young woman and her es cort on the night of the assault —then a soldier at Keesler Fie'd but now out of the Army—tes tified that they had gone into te woods by the church and were on the man’s coat on the ground when a Negro came upon them with a flashlight and what seem ed to be a nickel-plated pistol. They said the Negro hit the man on the head with a blackjack knocking him unconscious. The woman said that she attempted to run away but tripped and fell and that the Negro then as saulted her without consent. Defense counsel argued that specific details of the testimony of the prosecuting witnesses and of an oral confession which coun ty officers said Brumfield later D’a le to them, tended to prove that an element 'of consent wa present in the attack. The defense contended that the purported oral confession was made by Brumfield—who was then being held as a suspect—under the fear and threat of harm. The defense challenged the admissability of this purported confession as reliable evidence but said that if accepted, it should be accepted in full, including that part of the confession deal ing with an alleged brief con versation between the accused and the young woman in which she was presented as having of (Continued On Page Seven) Stone Murder Case Postponed For Term On Defense Motion The trial of J. M. Stone, Jr., in lietcd for murder in connection vith the killing of Slay Rogers •arlier this year, has been port ioned for this term of circuit ourt on a motion offered by the lefense attorney. Bidwell Adams. The defense pled illness on the iart of important defense wit lesses. County Attorney L, K. McIntosh also revealed that a najor state witness would have >een unable to appear due to •hild birth. Stone is being held in the •ounty jail on a murder eharge following his indictment by the ?rand jury. trices Will Be Set By July 1, Officials Say Final tabulation of field work and aopraisa' of the FPHA units in Eastlawn, comprising the Navy, .Bruce and Green units was completed this week and sale price of the units will be set by Julv 1st, FPHA Atlanta of- j licials said here this week. More than 1.000 one, two and three-bedhoom units are involv ed in the sale. The announcement came from | A. R. Hanson, assistant regional director of real estate and dis- ! posal, and J. L. Conyers, chief of the appraisal section, both of Atlanta, and James Hundley, lo cal FPHA manager. However, it is still not known when the units will be finally offered for sale. Mr. Hanson said, as the FPHA is conducting ne gotiations with the Federal Hous ing Authority in an effort to have that agency give committments for underwriting 80 per cent of the sale price. Under this plan the purchaser would have to pay only 20 per cent of the sal# price down, and with FHA guarantee would be | enabled to finance the remaind- j cr under regular FHA financing j over a period of years, provid ing, of course, that the purchns-1 er met FHA credit standards. Local banking officials have 1 previously indicated that under this plan prospective tenants would have little trouble financ ing the purchase. Must Sell For Cash Mr. Hanson said that, under a ruling . i|f the congressional House Banking Committee, FPIIA is required to sell the housing units for cash. The original plan had been to sell through govern ment-guaranteed financing and long range credit terms. How ever, the present plan, :f it ma terilizes, will serve essentially the same purchase. The plan would work as fol 'ows: Although no price has been set on the units, say that the FPHA sets a sale price of $3,000 on them. The purchaser would contract t with the government to pav cash. However, with an FHA guaran tee of 80 per cent of the loan to purchase, he would go to a bank or other financial institution, which would lend him the 80 per cent, or $2,400. He would add his cash down payment of $600 to this, pay the government in full and then repay the loan over a period of years. FHA loans of this nafure range up to 20 years. However, the period of financ ing in this instance could be any where between 10 and 20 years. Mr. Hanson emphasized the fact that no committments had been made by FHA on the guar antee of the loans, and added that he did not know how long it would take to complete the negotiations. Priorities Same Priorities for purchase of the units have not been changed. Mr. Hanson Said, and will be as follows: The present occupant will have first priority: Veterans of World War II will have second choice: any prospective occupant will ha\e third choice, and the resi due will be sold on the open market All sales will be on the basis of occupancy by the pur (Continued On Page Seven) Florida Youth Meets Swift Justice Following Arrest Here In Stolen Car Virgil Chandler Archbell, 19 ears old. of Dover, Fla., met swift ustice here this week when he 7as arrested Tuesday by Pasca goula police driving a stolen auto nobile, was later turned over to ! Edgar Fortenberry, FBI agent lere. who filed a complaint •gainst the young man at 10:30 Thursday morning before the U. i. Commissioner at Biloxi, and 10 minutes later Judge Mize had entenced him to serve five years n the federal penitentiary, ac cording to Chief of Police J. E. Shirley. Archbell was arrested after a Gautier resident reported him acting suspiciously, and trying to sell new tires in the community., Patrolman Broadus me^ him as he drove over the Pascagoula river bridge into the ^ity limits. Under questioning he admitted that the car he was driving was stolen in Carthage, N. C.. where he had abandoned! another car that he had stoleii in Philadel phia, Penn. Archbell was airped with a .380 automatic pistol ivhen strrested, and the stolen Car contained a number of new (tires, batteries, gt nerators, cartoAs of cigarettes, nri other service station acces sories, and equipment for siphon ing gasoline frorh auto tanks. He also admitted burglarizing a number of filing stations in Louisiana and Florida, "officers said. I--— Temple Awarded $69,848 Contract For Sewer Lines Mayor John R. Watts was noti fied by wire Wednesday from the FPHA regional office in Atlanta that the Pascagoula firm of Hollis R. Temple had turned in the low bid and had been awarded the contract to relay sewer lines on Lincoln avenue and repair other sewer lines in the East lawn section. The construction cost will be $69,848.35 with the specifications calling for the replacement of present damaged sewer lines with a high-grade asbestos called “transit-pipe,'’ a Johns-Manville product. Work is to begin by the 15th of the month and should be com pleted in a few months in normal weather. Mayor Watts contended that the original sewers had not been scaled properly, permitting sand | to wash into the sewer lines, causing excessive wear and dam age to city pumping equipment. The FPHA accepted responsibility and agreed to repair the sewer system. Crawford Home Is Total Loss In Gautier Fire i The Joe H Crawford resi dence, located on the beach at Gautier, burned to the ground | Tuesday afternoon with a total loss as the result of a fire that , I began in a clothes rlosot in t ' new addition to the house. Mrs. Crawford and a guest i were on the beach at the tine the fire began—about 3:00 o’ clock—and tiie Pascagoula Fire Department was notified. A pow er failure resulted in the total 'oss by cutting off water supplied by a well on the residence of Phil Chestnut, a neighbor. Mr. Crawford was at work at the time of the fire at the Sing ing River Motor Company. He f estimated the damage as in ac- 1 cess of $5,000 and said that it ' was partially covered by insur- J anee. Air Group Flies Down Waterway On State Tour Sixty-seven planes visited the ocal airport Saturday in their ^ wing around the state on the ft Mississippi Good Will Aviation M, Tour. Dr. L. H. Eubanks and his j| committee, assisted by members if the airport staff, received the i visitors. Mayor John R. Watts of Pasca- HI foula and Chamber of Comm' rce WM President E. A. Khayat headed rhe delegation of business people fig welcoming the flyers from other :ities in Mississippi. Sandwiches Wm. ind soft drinks were served by 8y| ihe Chamber of Commerce. Chairman Eubanks of the AviaWf® ion Committee sent a plane. pilot-4aW ?d by William Sheffler. to Hat-'’ lesburg to meet the tour, and t<W j call the flyers attention to thet'A fact that they would be flyingn down the proposed route of 'hif | °at Harrison Waterway. Negro Held After Fatal Shooting In Beer Parlor Here David Mathews, negro, proprie tor of a beer parlor at 604 Krebs Avenue, was charged with mur« ier yesterday morning following the death of Babe Washington, negro, whom he allegedly shot last Saturday night. About 84 hours before he died, Washington signed a statement before Police Chief J. E. Shirley in which he claimed Mathews shot him in the back as he prepared to leave the Krebs Avenue es tablishment Mathews was arrested Sunday and held pending the outcomp of Washington's wound. The man died yesterday morning at 1:60 o’clock at thr Jackson County Ho<pita!, where he was taken after the shooting.