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VOL 102 ~JWa . PASCAGOULA AND MOSS POINT, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13. 1949 Th. J^^Vr... NO 47
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In Labor Case
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ermakers local, was withdrawn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
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
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
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'
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
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 ...
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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
The following wire was receiv
ed from him this week by Mr.
"I have made review of the
Pascagoula yard status and find
that it is not economical nor
justified to continue its opera
“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
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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
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
"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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Also to be voted on are two
alternates, a delegate anil alter
nate delegate to the convention
that will choose the lt>50 county
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
Votes may be cast between 8
a m and 5 p in. at the following
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
McEwen was charged with
reckless driving. Patrolman Byrd
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
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 ,
1680 Of The 2113
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
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
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
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
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
W. Ed Wiggins, North, 106;
South, 89; City Hall, 202; total,
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
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
A check revealed that the child,
a second grade pupil at Charlotte
Hyatt did not report to her class
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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