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Weekly Wl* I I I I I I ' I A Today Circulation V V " 55% 8353 83 iS w w Tuesday 11:37 p.m. lu 3d a.m. In Mississippi COMBINED WITH . iS'" ‘?I:m !?§sE single copy ioc ^ POINT ADVERTISER pSHI __ _._— VOL 102 ~JWa . PASCAGOULA AND MOSS POINT, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13. 1949 Th. J^^Vr... NO 47 ” V-/A-4. National Editorial Association ___ __ ._ . Lowry Asks For Non-Suit In Labor Case Eight Indictments Returned By Jury As Court Convenes A suit filed by Walter Lowry, former Pascagoula labor leader, against Ingalls ^Shipbuilding Cor poration and a group of its indi vidual employees for $100,000 charging conspiracy to remove him as business agent of the boil ermakers local, was withdrawn from court Tuesday in a surprise move when attorneys for the plaintiff entered non-suit. The move came as a distinct surprise to the defense and the court, which had set the major portion of the remainder of the week for trial of the case. Attor neys for the plaintiff said the ac tion was taken preparatory to filing charges in federal court. Disturbance In 1946 The charges grew out of a dis turbance in 1946 marked by a demonstration of about 3,000 In galls workers who walked out of the yard and displayed anti Lowry signs at a mass meeting before tne eoumy couri nuubt. The demonstration was alleged ly sparked by Lowry's refusal to sign a retroactive pay agreement Involving $750,000 due Ingalls workers. Lowry charges that the dem onstration was “made* to seem spontaneous but was for the sole purpose of “removing him from his position. He also charges he was caused embarrassment re sulting in his having to leave his home. Had Been ConHthtwr The clilPhfaa been continued for several sfessiorls of circuit court Attorneys for the plaintiff are Jason Floyd and Bidwell Adams, Gulfport, and O. L. Mc Leod, Pascagoula. Representing the defendants are J. I. Ford. Har old W. Gautier, Charles Mitchell and D. W. Strickland, Birming ham. In a salt filed by Jimmie Mil Ion. Patricia Ann and Bill Dun can Patrick against John F. Walk er for $200,000 charging aliena tion oi the affections of their mother. Mrs. Paulina Duncan Patrick, and damage to the plain tiffs, a demurrer to the direct dec larstion was filed by the defend ant's attorneys questioning the right of the plaintiffs to bring ac lion on the charges. The demurrer was argued Tuer day and authorities on simila: cases were submitted to the cour* who took it under advisement foi future ruling. Defense attorney: are Harold Gautier and J. I. Ford Representing the Patrick ehildrer are O. L. McLeod and Bidwel' Adams. Eight Indictments Mads Indictments against eight per sons op nine chare1* w -re t turned by the grand jury whlcl adjourned Wednesday after a two day session. Among those against whom trio bills were returned was Frank C Johnson whose indictment uncov ered a 33-year-record of burglar' and larceny. Johnson was chai gm' with burglary and larceny in con nection with the robbery of Sti sen's Store Sept. 19 and on ar raignment in court entered a pie; of not euiltv. He we* identified through fin gerprinis at the FBI in Washing ton as an escape* from Montgom ery, Ala., having been first con victed in 1916 in that city. Two of those indicted had not been taken into custody and theii names were not released. Four had been arraigned and trial date for only one set. Willie G. Green, charged with murder of Nathan iel Reddix June 19. pleaded not guilty on arraignment. Trial was set for Tuesday, indicted For Murder Pearl ElUzy was indicted for the murder of Delimus Ellizv Aug. 17. Jack Edwards pleaded guilty to stealing an automobile belonging to A. T. Powell Aug. 4 Wilbert Griffin pleaded guilty to burglary of the house of Dora banders Sept. 10. Two true bills were returned against Fred Vat**—one for grand larceny in connection with the theft of a hog from R. D. McLeod Dec. 3, 1948, the other for escap rng jail Feb. 26, 1949. (Continued on Page 4) » | Photo by Walton This Is Buck Fur by. Clean For Awhile ... .... - M Engineers' Chief Confirms Order Closing Boatyard The order dosing the U.S. En gineera* Pascagoula boatyard must stand, Congressman W. M. Colmer announced Thursday. Last week, Rep. Colmer and Arthur Allen had a personal in torview in New Orleans with the chief of Engineers, Gen. Pick, lie promised to look Jnto the matter personally upon his return o Washington. The following wire was receiv ed from him this week by Mr. Colmer: "I have made review of the Pascagoula yard status and find that it is not economical nor justified to continue its opera tion. i “This determination was ind-i* | :»tsd i<r Hihe "employes Sept. 21 in order that ample time would ne available for them to trans fer within the department or to leek private employment. “The district has succeeded in jlacing with private interest all employes interested in working." Mr. Colmer reported that Gen. Pick said the Engineers are “go ing out of the dredging business." Japan Has Good Future Is Belief Of Club Speaker Captain Charles W. Getr, Brookley Field, Mobile, who has recently returned after two and a half years duty in Japan, gave Rotarians a birdscye view of Japan at a luncheon meeting of the chib Wednesday at the coun try club. *___ _ i .. L... uapum ni v iiui\ »w tov u • v vs - nation better than people of many countries he said, because before ho war the Japanese government as teudalistic with large barons in control and the majority of the people relegated to serfdom. The eople are accustomed to bow to sower, he declared. Occupation a Success "The occupation has been a suc cess," he stated, "with the great 's! problem that of rebuilding industry and the general econo my. The government is now sim ilar to that of the United States n l Great Britain —a constitution al monarchy with a diet elected by the people. The country has been Completely demilitarized but there is a most efficient police force." Japan is. for the most part, very modern with only parts of the country remaining as in the old days. Electricity is used throughout and Tokyo is one of tlie most modern cities in the world. "Has Good Futura" Captain Getz expressed the be lief that Japan has a good future but that occupation forces can not be withdrawn until the world is more stable. A biography of Earl Hammett was presented by J. S. Boswell as part of the program. Visitors were Fied BaBiley, Birmingham, and Raymond Showers, Mobile, both connected with the Mechan ical Packing Co. DRUNK DRIVER George C. Herbert, charged with drunken driving by Charles Emanuel, forfeited $11)0 bond posted in Justice Kate Denny’s court _ _ ^ Elks Sponsor Fund To Take Care Of Buck Furby, 20-Year-Old Paralytic Funeral Services At OLV Church For Mrs. Doma Flowers ■ Mrs. Doma Krebs Flowers, 65, died at the county hospital Thurs day following a lengthv illness. She was a native ami lifelong resident of Pascagoula. Funeral services were held from Fails chapel Friday morn ing and requiem mass was cele brated at Our Lady of Victories church with the Rev. P. J. Han nelly officiating. The Rev. Msgr. P. J. Carey conducted services at the grave. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery. Pail beaters were Rjch ard Grant, Alfred Kjrebs, Herbert Kmfos, Jushpb;*t»i»KC^jfe' 5»o Grath, and Louts HiAkle Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Lee D. Pago, Charleston, S. G. and a son. Frank Flowers, Seattle Two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Krebs Allen and Mrs. Mary Krebs Chas tant, both of Pascagoula, and three brothers, Joe V. Krebs, W. Guy Krebs and Oliver J. Krebs, all of Pascagoula. Thomas E. Jones Dies In Beaumont News has been received by relatives in Orange Grove and Kreole of the death of Thomas E. Jones, native of Orange Grove Gut a resident of Beaumont. Tex., for 33 years. Mr. Jones, foreman at the Beth lehem Steel plant, died of a heart attack. Funeral services were conduct ed in Beau'bent bv the Rev. J. Boyd Davis, pastor of Bible Bap tist church and brother-in-law of Mr. Jones. Survivors are his widow, Mrs, Thelma Davis Jones; two sons, T. J. and W. 1\. Jones, all of Beaumont; two brotfnns, Jesse H. Jones. Loxley, Ala., tihd P. B Jones, Orange Grove, anti four sisters, Mrs. F. H Lander and Mrs. Eugene Wells, Kreole, Mrs J. T. McCormick and Mrs. L. M. Hill, Orange Grove. County Farmers Set For Election To PMA Group Jackson county farmers will choose three community PMA committeemen in elections Tues day, B. Alton Gavin, county ad | ministrative officer, announced Thursday. Also to be voted on are two alternates, a delegate anil alter nate delegate to the convention that will choose the lt>50 county committee. The county has been divided into six communities, replacing the old Eastside-West side divis ions. Mr. Gavin said. They are Hurley (from Big Point north). Escatawpa (area be tween Pascagoula and Escataw pa rivers), Kreole (eastside of Escatawpa rivar), Daisy Vestry (school district), Vancleave (school district), and St. Martin (school district). Votes may be cast between 8 a m and 5 p in. at the following places: Hurley, Hurley school; Fsca tawpa, Escatawpa school: Kreole, Orange Lake school; Daisy Ves try, Florian Walker home; Van i cleave, Davis store, and St. Mar I tin. Poultry Association, Ocean 1 Springs. Groundwork for a campaign to raise funds for relief of a 20-year old paralvlie, whose lack of care for 14 years shocked the public | last Week, was laid at a benefit luncheon attended by a group of | citizens Monday at Beach park. Thp luncheon was given by J. i F. Veleich. manager of the park I restaurant and chairman of the j Klks club welfare committee. Money paicf by those present was I placed in a fund to provide for the youth. Unbathed For Years Buck Furby, East Moss Point is the victim of the paralysis which has affected virtually hi« entire body. He was discovered by interested neighbors lying in a bed of filth, fed only at inter vals and unbathed for yeflrs. Mas- J 1 Woodcock. ttohb VfWij about half a mile from the home, for the past few months hud walked the distance two or three times a dav to assist in caring for the hov who has been crippled since he was six venrs old. Later Mrs. L. E. Wesifaul be came interested and through ef forts of the two women Buck was placed in the county hospital with the cooperation of Mrs. Elisabeth Brumfield, superintendent, but for a necessarily limited period. Proceeds of the drive will be used to finance his care at a place to be decided on later. 1 The Elks club is sponsoring the | campaign and is requesting the | cooperation of all clubs and or ! ganizatinn in the county. The | boy's family is financially unable j to care for the helpless youth, in Collectors Announced In addition collectors and col lection points have been desig nated as follows, according to Mr, Vt'lcich: Moss Point, Pascagoula Moss Point bank. Merchant Ma rine bank, DeLashmet Insurance Company, Charles Wilkerson, Mayor F. W. Cirlot. Mrs. L. E Westfaul. 1102 Elder, Lawrence “Pat" McGee. Kreole, Leo Trehern at Moss Point mill of the International Paper Company, R. C. Jones gro cer^, Kraft cafe; Hurley, N. C. Hamilton store; VaneleaveyXliff Dees store. Cum best RK*ff. Dennis E. Cum best grocery stoee. Ocean Springs, ’A. P. Moran. Ocean Springs Lumber Company. Pascagoula. PascagouHi-Moss Point bank. Merchant Marine bank. Ben Briggs grocery. Mu nicipal Bench park, Tom Daw son and Floyd Wages at Ingalls shipyard; Tom Sudduth at Peter zell and Gelles. F. B. Walker and Sons shipyard, Arnold V. Walk er shipyard, Roy Krebs shipyard. Chronicle-Star and Advertiser. E. J. Baum at Pascagoula Dock Station, 21 Cafe and Elks dub. Twisted'limbs and a bowed spine leave the youth at the mer cy of others. Members of the Elks have expressed the hope that enough money can be collected to place him in an institution or some type of foster home. Present at the luncheon were Mr. Velcich; Thomas Leather bury, Pascagoula-Moss Point bank; Charles Bush. Merchant I Marine bank; T. L. DeLashmet j DeLashmet Insurance Co.; C. P j Humphrey, exalted ruler, Elks club: Dr. R. O. Cole. Jake Ferrer, member of Elks Welfare committee; F. W'. Cirlot mayor of Moss Point: Mrs. L. E Westfaul: Merle Palmer, countv attorney; Duvadge Runnels, Odd Fellows; and Mrs. Easton King Chronicle Star and Advertiser. -- Complete Coverage Oi County Football On the sports pages of this issue are reports of fotball games played by Ocean Springs, Moss Point, Pa3cagou ia end OLV high schools. For the only complete cov erage of Jackson county sports, read the Chronicle-Star and Advertiser. _ Escatawpa Bridge Approach Work Started This Week A state highway new began hauling dirt this week to widen the fill on the north approach to Highway 63’s bridge over the Ese'atawpa river. The crew, directed by C. D. Shows, assistant engineer!, will widen the road at least eight i feet. Several trucks, a dragline, j motor grader and bulldozer are ] being used in the work. The job will take about two j months to complete. Dirt is be ing moved from lti leased acres of the old Plenter property at Escatawpa. Meanwhile, the Mobile Dredg ing company s mo. i arecige starr ed pumping sand Thursday for the blanket to be laid over the Moss Point approach to the bridge. The dredge tied up last Fri day at the Mississippi Export railroad trestle at Moss Point af ter a trip from Panama City. Delay in starting the blanket was caused by trouble in laying lhe shoreline pipe, said W, C. Young and J. W. Smith, dredge owners, who are aboard. Their part of the job will re quire about fit) working days, the owners estimated. Automobile Driver IfL Death Of Mahan Indicted Bv Jury Driver of the car that crashed j | into the motorcycle of Thomas \ j Mahan, 37-year-old Pascagoulan. killing him instantly, has been indicted by the East Baton Rouge parish grand jury on a charge of negligent manslaughter. The collision occurred Oct. 27 | neat- Baton Rouge. Mahan’s cycle was struck from the rear and i knocked 100 feet, police reported. Driver of the car was Hugo J. Zimmer. New York City. Mahan, formerly employed at Ingalls, was returning to Pasca- '< goula from a job-seeking trip to I Texas. His widow lives with her i father, W. J. Hughes, Rt. 1, Pas- j cagoula. I Photo by Watson r,ROUP EXAMINES ONE OF CEMETERY'S OLD GRAVES Left To Iiuht, Messrs. Fails. DeLashmeL Krebs. Mrs. Lennep Wilbur Dees, Ed Wiggins Lead Voting To Enter The Second Primary Saturday •• i i#1 .. - Auto Accidents Cause Injuries To 4 Motorists Two women suffered severe lacerations of the face in an auto mobile crash and two men re ceived minor cuts in a second ac cident last weekend, according to State Highway Patrolman Cecil Byrd. Cora Lee Notes, 632 Dupont, and Olivia Dean Patton. 313 Car ver Village were badly cut when the automobile in which they were riding with A. D. McEwen, 226 Carver Village, ran under the rear of a cross-country van on Highway 90 near Gautier about midnight Thursday. McEwen was charged with reckless driving. Patrolman Byrd said. The accident oeeurred when a West Brothers van. driven by Lemuel A. Cumberland, Hatties burg, slowed up to pass a ear parked on the shoulder of the road and an oncoming vehicle. Patrolman Byrd recounted. Car Skids And Crashes McEwen’s car skidded some distance when the driver applied brakes to prevent running into the rear of the van, but failed to stop in time. Woodrow and Evan Byrd, Ocean Springs, had slight cuts of the face when their car struck the rear of an automobile driven bv Robert M. Havens, Ocean Springs, as both cars were going east on Highway 90 near the underpass. The officer said when the Byrd car struck the Havens car, the blow damaged the brakes on the latter which traveled about 1000 yards through the underpass and onto the shoulder of the road be yond before coming to a halt. Woodrow Byrd, driver, was charged with drunk driving and Evan Byrd was charged with pub lic drunkenness, the officer re ported. ANN CAMPBELL HEADS GIRL SCOUTS TROOP 3 Ann Campbell was elected president of Troop Three Girl Scouts at a meeting Saturday at Eastlawn Methodist church. Oth er officers elected were Betty Pct trt, vice president; Eleanor Ball, secretary; Barbara Robinson,] treasurer and Mildred Tyrone. ] reporter. Mrs. E. V. Davis is troop , sponsor. 1680 Of The 2113 Qualified Voters Exercise Right Wilbur G. Dees and W. Ed Wrig gins were top men last Saturday in the first primary election to choose a new mayor for Pasca goula from among seven candi dates. ... The two will enter a second pri mary Saturday from which one will emerge as the majority’s choice for the office. Meanwhile, official results from the first primary were released Thursday by Karl Wiesenburg, chairman of the city Democratic election committee. They showed that Dees gathered 35 per cent of the votes cast, for a total of 590, to lead Wiggins, who received 397 votes. Polling From 7 to 6 Polls this Saturday will open at 7 a. m. and close at 6 p. m. Vot ing will be in the city’s three pre cincts—North, at the Knights of Columbus home on Magnolia and Highway 90; South, at the old Firemen’s Hall on Washington, and City Hall, at the hall on Dolmas. Despitt the fact that last Sat urday started off cold and gloomy voting was heavy, with 75 per cent of the 2113 qualified voters casting ballots. There was a total of 1680 votes. ' Before the first primary, 156 names were stricken from the roll of those qualified. Most of them were those of persons who had been voting despite the fact that they live outside the city limits. Must Have Tax Receipts In the second pninary tomor row, aih'Volcw ejt&pt those ex empt from poll tax, must hav» their 1947 and 1948 poll tax re ceipts with them when they ap pear at the polls. Those exempt must have exemption certificates. Official results by precincts in the first primary are: Wilbur G. Dees, North 114; South, 117; City Hall 326, total 590. W. Ed Wiggins, North, 106; South, 89; City Hall, 202; total, 397. Vincent Ros, North, 123: South, 48: City Hall. 177; total 348. Ben L. Briggs, North, 26: South. 17: Citv Hall, 99; total, 142. G. E. (Jimmy) Briggs, North 23;' South, 27; City Hall, 40; total. 90. | Lester Hildebrand, North, 11 South. 17; Citv Hall, 41; total,69. L. K. Kramer, North, 5; South, 29; City Hall, 10; total 44. ■-— FRANCES FAYE KLINE 'Missing' Child, Feared Kidnaped, Found With Father A missing-child scare alarmed residents of Moss Point Monday night and Tuesday after eight year-old Frances Faye Ktine did not return from school Monday afternoon. A check revealed that the child, a second grade pupil at Charlotte Hyatt did not report to her class Monday morning. After searchers had organized and police were alerted, a letter written by the child’s father from Biloxi told that he had picked up the child and was taking her to NJew Orleans. The child's mother. Mrs. Nancy Peary, who lives about a quarter mile off Griffin behind the site of the old Dantsler store, said the father is William Kline, a cook in a New Orleans hotel. Before receipt of the letter, Mayor F. W. Cirlot of Moss Point had located Kline through the New Orleans police department. Kline said the child had written him asking him to come take her away. Kline said he wanted to take Frances to a doctor, feed her well, clean her up and care for her and that his lawyer would get in touch with Mrs. Perry. No charges had been made by Mrs. Perry, so there was no cause for police action, officials ex plained. Machpelah Cemetery Undergoes General Cleanup And Improvement Machpelah cemetery, one of the county's oldest landmarks, is un dergoing a general cleanup under the direction of the cemetery association. One of the oldest1 cemeteries in this area, its site is part of the original land grand to the Dupont family in 1856. Mary Dupont married a member of the Rabby family and the land became Rab by property. In March 1890. E. E. and G. B. U. Rabby sold the orig inal 30 acres of cemetery prop erty to the Pascagoula Cemetery Association, for $200. Ten Acres Added 1890 On April 13, 1890, W. D. Bragg sold to the association the adjoin ing 10 acres, which later was called the Machpelah cemetery. The late John H. Hjll, Sr., is credited with giving the ceme tery its name Machpelah. The name was taken from the Bible where the name Machpelah teas used in designating the old est cemetery recorded when Abraham bought a field to be ised as a burying place. The late Capt. and Mn. C. H. Alley are recorded as the first to ouy a plot in the cemetery, which s now final resting place of many af the county's oldest settlers and several succeeding generations. John Hill. Sr. is said to have aurchased the second lot, which j s directly across the drive from :he Alley lot. These two lots are :he first two within the cemetery ?ates. Inscribed upon the monuments md tombstones are found many lames linked with the history of he county—Krebs, Denny, Lew s. Hill, Everett, Meriwether and nany, many others. Mr*. Lennep New Head At a recent meeting of the as sociation. Mrs. Edwin G. Lennep. Moss Point, was elected president! T. L. DoLashmet, treasurer and Miss Grace Denny, secretary. In addition to the officers, a board of control has supervision over affairs of the association. This is composed of Miss Denny. Mrs. Lennep. H. A. Fails, J. Guy Krebs, Miss Clera Herrin, John Hill, Hermes Gautier and Mrs. Manuella Taylor, elected in 1945. The newly elected board of of ficers, assisted bv several com mittees. is beginning an extensive clean up of the property. With aid from county forces, a drain age ditch is being dug around the cemetery. This past week, county workmen cleaned the potter’s field. A crew of workmen have been at work for the past ten days going over the cemetery grounds trimming the grass in wake of a tractor which mowed the prop erty first. Dirt has been hauled in to fill the sunken places in the grounds, and the whole area is beginning to have an orderly, cared for appearance. Sexton's House Proposed Plans call for general repair to the streets and a proposed sex ton’s house so that those who ow n lots in the cemetery may be as sured of their upkeep by payment of a fee to the caretaker. Many of the lots owned by for mer residents or by families who have all died have been sadly neglected. The association hopes by installing a sexton to be able to keep the entire cemetery cared lor.