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VOL. 100 rTrl9*- - ~ PASCAGOULA AND .MOSS POINT. MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 1947 ~ fh. k\\ \ Pr.- NO. 23
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.

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