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_ lft, M«nb« PASCAGOULA AND MOSS POINTTMISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1949 Th. ' r„. NO. 48
VOL. 10Z National Editorial Association __._____
Local Voters
Choose Dees
In Mayoralty
'Youngest Mayor'
To Assume Duties
Alter December 1
Wilbur G. Dees, 32-year-old
marine supply dealer, won the
mayoralty of Pascagoula Satur
day by a scant majority of 104
over druggist W. Ed Wiggins.
Total vote cast was 1674, eight
less than the 1680 cast in the
first primary Nov. 12. Eligible
voters numbered 2113.
After certification of returns
Monday afternoon, Karl Wiosen
burg, chairman of the city Demo
cratic election committee, releas
ed official results.
Returns by precincts were:
North—Dees, 233 j Wiggins, 211.
South Dees, 165; Wiggins, 175.
City Hall—Dees 491; Wiggins,
399
Total—Dees, 889, Wiggins, 785.
Dees will take office at soon
as possible after the formality of
the general election next Wed
nesday. He must wait on a com
mission from the state before be
ing sworn in.
Releases Statement
Dees released the following
statement Sunday:
“Of course, I ain happy over
the outcome of the election, yet
my elation is curbed by considera
tion of the responsibilities that
lie ahead.
“I thank thosa whose votes
mede my nomination possible and
1 assure them that I will try to
Justify thair confidence in me.
“Furthermore, I wish to assure
did not support me
that I re*J4«* that they, too, are
interested jin good guveinment. I
astf their cooperation in the ad
vancement of the city's interests.
"I have promised no miracles
and there won’t be any. However,
I am confident that, with the sup
port of ail Pascagoula's citizens,
a high standard of government
can be maintained.’’
May Ba Youngest Mayor
Perhaps the youngest mayor in
Pascagoula history, Decs lives at
310 Herrick with his wife, three
sons, Wilbur. Jr., Eugene anti
Jesse, and his wife's aunt. Mrs.
Dora Hamrick.
Mrs. Decs, the former Dora
Virginia Heed of Starkville, met
her husband when both were stu
dents at Mississippi State. They
were married in his junior year.
ueas was graduated in 1342
from the college, where he stud
ied business and agriculture and
was commissioned a second lieu
tenant In the army rascrvo.
Until 1946 he was < n nctivi
duty with the army, serving with
the 35th Division in the Euro
pean theater. For his service in
the “battle of the bulge'’ ho was
awarded h Bronze Star. He was
returned to inactivp duty with the
rank of captain.
National Guard Head
After his return to Pascagoula,
Dees helped organize the fill 1st
Field Artillery battalion, of which
National Guard unit he is com
manding officer.
Dees, a native of Wilmer. Ala.,
was brought to Pascagoula when
he was six years old by his par
ent!, the late J W. Dees and Mrs.
Dees, who lives on School street.
An outstanding athlata at Pas
cagoula hitrh, Daas was for thrae
yaars varsity quarterback at
State.
Other relatives locally are four
brothers. Henry and Crawford
Dees. Pascagoula, and Ernest and
John. Kreole, and three sisters,
Mesdames James Hudson, Albert
Trehern and Sam Maddux, Pas
cagoula.
Election day was a fruitful one
for the Dees family. A.- votes
were being counted after the
polls closed at 6 p.m.. Dees’ sis
ter-in-law, Mrs. John Dees, gave
birth to twins.
Explosion Of Gas
Stove Causes Fire
A gas stove explosion in the
residence of V. E. Fewell, near the
Butane company on Highway 90.
called out both Pascagoula fire
department and the Moss Point
volunteer firemen Sunday about
10 a. m.
Due to the lack of a fire hyd
rant, the booster tanks of both
fire trucks were used and the
blaze extinguished. Damage was
estimated at about >700, Chief
Jimmy Hudson reported.
Rooney's Tune-ies
Chosen To Perform
At Mobile Grid Game
Pat Rooney'* high-stepping
Pascagoula high band has been
selected to represent Auburn
at Mobile Saturday at the Au
burn-damson football game at
Ladd stadium.
The 75-member band took
part last year in festivities pre
ceding the game and made
such a hit that this year they
were asked to represent Ala
bama's team in the annual
event.
The group will leave Satur
day morning in school buses.
Mr. Rooney said, and will take
part in the parade through
downtown Mobile that morn
ing. They have been placed
directly behind the crack dam
son drill platoon.
They will also stage a 10
! minute show in the stadium
i prior to start of the game.
Ocean Springs
Dedicates Field
Thursday Night
By M. W. Thompson
A special post-season football
game was battled out between
the Oeean Springs Greyhounds
1 and the gridders from Mize high
Thanksgiving night at Ocean
j Springs.
It was a colorful occasion fea
j luring a program of elaborate
I dedication ceremonies in connec
; tion with the announcement of
the name of the new athletic plant
I and it was also the homecoming
, game for students and alumni.
I Large Crowd Expected
The recently re-kindled foot
I ball enthusiasm in and around
Ocean Springs, fanned by the
Greyhounds’ winning of the He-1
gion Eight Class B championship
last week, assured active partiei -1
pation bv the entire community
and a large crowd.
Activities started at 6:45 p.
m. with a game between the
Ocean Springs Pee-Waes and a
squad of pini-nlxe youngsters
from Notre Dame. The Little
Greyhounds had victorias over
OLV. 27 to 6, and Bay St. Louis.
12 to 7, ss their record to date.
An interesting sidelight on the
Pee Wees is that they have been
! coached by W. H. Calhoun, re
I tired Chicago chain store execu
tive, president of the athletic as
sociation responsible for fund
raising and the creation of the
j lighted athletic field.
< Former Stars On Hand
Dedication ceremonies were
held just prior to the start of the
game, with speaking held to a
minimum, and the emphasis put
on the band, music, cheer and
student activities.
Between halves there came
the ceremony of crowning the
homecoming queen, and introduc
tion of former football greats of
earlier Ocean Springs teams.
Starting time of the game was
scheduled for 8:15, the open
ing line-up of the Greyhounds to
be: Miller, le; Moaner, It; Glad
ney, lg; Baker, c; Seymour, rg; C
Bcaugez, rt; Spears, re: Williams,
qh; Cox, lh: Kiernan, rh; R. Beau
gez, fb.
HEN LAYS FREAK
EGG WITHIN EGG
E. T. Parker, Wade, was dis
playing an egg this week that he
! said was the largest he had ever
’seen. But more'than that it was
an egg within an egg. being two
completely formed eggs within
one shell A white leghorn hen
gets credit for the freak.
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Mrs. Fletcher
Elected To Head
County Council
Mrs. Jack Fletcher. Mt. Pleas
ant, was elected president of the
Jackson County Home Demonstra
tion Council at a meeting last
week. Others elected were Mrs.
George Cole, Fort Bayou, vice
president, and Mrs. Albert Holly,
Gautier, secretary.
Named chairmen were Mis.
Erwin Townsend, Gautier, pro
gram and recreation; Mrs. Wes
ley Powell, Harleston, 4-H ad
visor; Mrs. R. B Atkinson, Wade,
health; Mrs. George Douglas, Gau
tier, finance; Mrs. Charles War
drop, Fort Bayou, membership:
Mrs. J. C. Harris, Mt. Pleasant,
fair; Mrs, Fletcher, vegetable and
flower show; Mrs. H. D. Moffat,
Eastside, better homes tour; Mrs.
Repault, Fontainebleau, dress re
view.
Date* For Project*
Dates were set in the spring
for major projects, including the
vegetable and flower show, farm
and home dinner and better
homes tour.
The council net as a goal the
organization of five new county
Home Demonstration clubs.
A discussion of the Course of
study outlined by the state HD
eounril led to the adoption of
several program subjects for the
coming year including a study of
Mississippi's industries—tung oil,
forests, minerals, rayon and uses
of cotton.
Included in the subject matter
outlined by the local council are
programs on arrangement cen
ters—cooking, preparation, dish-'
washing and window treatment;
value of electrical equipment; re
modeling of hats and making
corsages.
To Enter Contests
The club also .voted to partici
pate in the state contests for
storv writing, ftsrvfng won a third:
place this past year; better homes
record; kitchen improvement con
test, the local council had a dis
trict winner last year: dress re
view; and garden leader’s record,
Mrs. Denva Irving was a district
winner this year.
Others present at the meeting
were Mrs. N. M. Carter, Mt. Pleas
ant; Mrs. Burton Davis. Harles
ton; Mesdames Andrew Olsen and
G. B. Hague, Bayou Cassette;
Mesdames Hurley Gufllotte. Lee
Rouse, Hardy Rouse and Vashti
Garlotte. Gautier;
Mesdames Kenneth Roberts,
Bryan Bilbo and Lewis Nobles,
Fontainebleau; Mesdames Char
les Wnrdrop, Rose Monroe, Fort
Bayou: Mesdames J. J. Carter and
Alice Summerlin. Wade, and Mis.
Leon Carter, Big Point,
Andrew M. Guynn
Dies Friday At 62
Andrew M. Guynn. 62, a resi
dent of Pascagoula for seven
years, died at the county hospital
Friday afternoon after a short
iflness.
A native of Lumberton, Mr.
Guynn was a member of the Ov
ett. Miss., Masonic lodge.
Funeral services were conduct
ed at Fails chapel Saturday at
3:30 p. m. by the Rev. H. B. Hil
bun and the Rev. James William
son, Escatawpa. with interment in
the Zion cemetery in Escatawpa.
Masonic rites were conducted at
the grave. Pall bearers were Lon
nie Ladnier, Clifford Stags. Ben
Briggs. Horace Savage, J. A. Staf
ford and E. B. Davis.
He is survived by one son.
Charles Guynn, Pascagoula; two
brothers, S. L. Covington. La.,
and W. H. Guynn. Knoxville.
r
Buck Furby Funds Come In Slowly
While Buck Furby lies on a bed at the county hos
pital and worries about how long he can enjoy his effici
ent care and clean surroundings, contributions to the
fund which will provide for his future are being re
ceived slowly. J. F. Velcich. chairman of the Elks wel
fare committee, sponsor of the drive, said.
Buck’s paralysis is no better since he entered the
hospital. His spine is just as twisted and h's arms and
legs are just as useless. But h’s spirit is a lot lighter.
Removal from the leaky shack of a house, where he lay
in a filthy bed beset bv roaches, was a treatment the
success of which can not be questioned.
But unless contributions are received from persons
more fortunate than this helpless 20-year-old. he will
probably have to be returned .to his former surround
ings, Mr. Velcich pointed out.
Plans are being made this week to accelerate the
drive. In the meantime, anyone desiring to donate may
do so at the banks, industries, Elks club and Chronicle
Star and Advertiser.
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Car Leaps Track,
Blocks Line 2 Hours
Railroad traffic at Pascagou
la waa tied up about two hours
early Monday morning when a
car of a freight train jumped
the track between the Pasca
goula station and the river
bridge.
The freight was pulling into
the west siding at the time. A
bad flange on the car wheel
was blamed for the accident,
L8tN officials said. Part of the
,car blocked the main line off
the bridge and traffic halted.
The mishap occurred about
5 a. m.
Thanksgiving Day
Marked By Service
A city-wide service in which
many Protestant churches of Pas
cagoula joined, was held Thanks
giving day at !) a. m. at First Bap
tist ehurch, of which Dr. Charles
McKay is pastor.
The Rev. Harlan Hilbun, pas
tor of First Methodist church,
who delivered the sermorv stress
ed three points: God is still in
the world. God still loves the
world and God still loves his chil
dren for which special thanks
should he given on this day.
, The service was opened with a
call to worship, “Breathe on Me,”
by the vested choir and the re
sponse, “Heavenly Father, Hear
Our Prayer," by Lamar Alexan
der, director of music at the
church.
Other music consisted of a trio
"Faith of Our Fathers” sung by
Mesdames Hal Lee, P. J. Higgin-1
, botham and Wilson Woodall and
a solo "Halleujah For the Cross"
by Mr. Alexander.
The service was presided over
by Dr. McKay, who gave a short
address of welcome. He was as
sisted by pastors of the other
churches in prayers or talks.
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Mrs. H. L. Lyons
Dies Suddenly At
Mt. Pleasant Home
Mrs. Herbert L. Lyons died
early Saturday morning of a
heart attack at her home in Mt.
Pleasant. Although she had suf
fered for several years from
diabetes, her death came as a
shock. She was 69.
Mrs. Lyons was an active mem
ber of the Mt. Pleasant Methodist
church. She and Mr. Lyons were
married in 1900 and were par
onts of two daughters, the late
Kula Lyons and Hetty Lyons, now
Mrs. R. H. Ware.
Funeral services were conduct
ed at the Methodist church Sun
day afternoon by the Rev. G. A.
Broadus, assisted by the Rev. A.
G. Miller.
Pallbearers were her nephews,
Joe Lyons, Lucedale. Robert Ly
ons, and Lamar Scarborough,
Pascagoula, Lamoine Scolt and
F. E. Smith, Mobile, and Mar
shall Roberts, Mt. Pleasant.
She is survived bv her hus
band; her daughter; a grandson,
Johnson Ware; a great grand
daughter, Carol Sue Ware; a fos
i ter son. W. D. Lyons, whom she
and Mr. Lyons raised from baby
hood, and one sister, Mrs. E. W.
Scott, Mobile.
About 50 friends and relatives
from out of town attended the
i funeral.
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Funeral Services
For Eliza Rogers
Held In Vancleave
Mrs. Eliza Rebecca Rogers, 74,
a native of Jackson county, died
at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Mack Hawley, in Moss Point Mon
day morning after a short illness.
She was widow of John Rogers.
Funeral services were held
from Fails chapel Tuesday at
2:30 p. nv, and | from the Latter
Day Saints church in Vancleave
| at 3:15.
Pallbea rets were Felix Cirlot.
I Ronald Rogers, Jimmy Rogers,
Rill Man-field, Bobby Barlow and
Obie Hawley. Interment was in
j Vancleave.
Mrs. Rogers is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Hawley and Mrs.
LeRoy Pigg, Rockford, 111.; four
sons, Willie, Vancleave, and John,
I Lonnie W. and Harry H. Rogers,
Mobile; one brother, W. D. Sprad
i lev. Pass Christian: and two sis
ters, Mrs. Riley Welch, Ocean
Spiings, and Mrs. Ann Roberts,
Alexandria, La.
Silk worms were smuggled out
: of China to Europe about 550 A
D. by two monks at the direction
I of a Roman emperor.
Pascagoula Selected As Port For
100-Foot Fish Exploratory Boat
Four Person Hurt
When Truck Strikes
Two Women And Boy
Ray Seller s, Gulfport, was fined
$50 and costs on a charge of reck
less driving in JP Lee Entrekin’s
court after the truck he was op
erating on John’s Bayou road near
Vanijeave ploughed into two
women and a two-year-old boy
as they stood at the side of the
1 road, county highway patrolman
Eugene Rodriguez reported.
In jured were Lizzie Goodman,
fractured pelvis, her son, Willie
James and Delphine Armstrong,
multiple bruises and abrasions.
They were treated at the coun
ty hospital.
Sellers lost control of the truck
and struck the group, Rodr iguez
said. He was treated for bruises.
Earl Hamilton, 56,
Dies In Mobile;
Funeral Thursday
Karl Hamilton. 68, died at Mo
bile Infirmary Tuesday afternoon
after an acute illness of about
three weeks. He had been in ill
i health for some time.
A native of Jackson county, Mr.
Hamilton lived near Harleston
1 where he was a member of Rose
| dale Methodist church.
Funeral services were held from
the family residence at 10 a. m.
Thursday morning and from Rose
dale Methodist church, with the
Rev. David Ulmer, pastor, offi
ciating. Interment was in Rose
dale cemetery.
i Survivors are the widow, Mrs.
| Viola Hamilton; three sons, Web
j ster, Harleston, Malcolm, Wade,
j and O'Neil, Whistler, Ala.; five
daughters, Mrs. J. I. Griffin, State
Line. Mesdames W. M. Newman,
A. T. Smith, C. A. Goodson and
M. O. Antoine, all of Mobile.
Three brothers. Hurd and N.
C., Hurley, and Ray, Lumberton;
two sisters. Miss Gertrude Ham
ilton. Mobile, and Mrs. Henry
Lynn, Moss Point, and seven
grand children.
Historical Marker
At Fort Maurepas
Unveiled Sunday
Dedication of the site marker
at Fort Maurepas was held Sun
day afternoon in Ocean Springs
when a parade, led by the Ocean
Springs high school band, pro
ceeded from the monument on
front beach to the marker at the
East end of the Ocean Springs
Biloxi bridge.
Mrs. O. D. Davidson made a
short talk and introduced Mrs.
Charles McDaris, Gulfport, pres
ident of the Coast Daughters of
the American Revolution.
A. P. Moran as d’Iberville and
Lee Jordan as Bienville unveiled
the marker and a “priest”, Mayor
Albert Westbrook, placed a cross
\ beside it.
Others in the pageant were
Duncan Moran, Alan Young.
Chester McPherson, Joe Ryan,
Charles Hutchinson, Malcolm
' Hodges, B. McMurtrav, Judlin
Girot, Champ Gay. Ed Brou. Jr..
George Granite;!.
Special visitors were Mrs. Ea
ton J. Bowers, New Orleans: Mrs.
Hanen Gardner, Mrs. Harry G.
Moi ahead, Mrs. M. E. James. Mrs.
T. A Woods and Mrs. J. H. Walsh,
DAR dignitaries.
Compensation Case
Is First In County
Under New 1948 Law
Full compensation claimed by
R L. Roper for an abdominal in
jury he claimed was suffered
while employed at Ingalls, was
awarded by the Workman's Com
pensation Commission in a deci
sion against Ingalls and Ameri
; can Liability Insurance Co.
i This is the first case to be dis
posed of in Jackson county under!
the new compensation law passed
January, 1948, according to Merle
F Palmer, attorney for Roper.
White and Morse of Gulfport j
j represented the insurance com-j
panv. The judgment involves'
•about $1,000, Mr. Palmer said. j
Oregon Will Arrive In About 5 Weeks;
Crew, Captain To Be Chosen Locally
The U.S. fish and wildlife service has selected Pasca
goula as home port for the exploratory fishing vessel,
Oregon, Congressman William M. Colmcr announced Mon
day after being notified of the decision bv telephone from
Washington.
In a later long distance telephone conversation with the
Chronicle-Star and Advertiser, H. E. Crowther, chief of the
service’s experimental fishing section, said the Oregon will
sail for Pascagoula from Seattle, Wash., within the next two
weeks.
It will take approximately 21 days to make the trip
down the Pacific coast, through the Panama Canal and to
Pascagoula, he said.
Crew To Be Local •
The vessel will be brought hero
by a Pacific coast captain and
crew, but on its arrival a local
captain and crew will be hired
for the permanent Gulf opera
tion of the vessel. It will carry a
crew of nine men, including the
captain.
It is hoped to get the vessel into
actual exploratory operation by
March 1, Mr. Crowther said.
First on the agenda following
its arrival here will be general
repair and conversion work. This
will he asked for in request for
bids to be sent out from Pasca
goula and will include repainting
and general repair work as well
as conversion to Gulf-type fish
ing. Mr. Crowther said.
Boat's Specifications
The vessel is 100 feet long, with
an all steel hull. Its beam is 26
feet and it has a draft of 13 feet.
It is powered with a 600-horse
power Diesel engine.
The Oregon, with its sister ship
the Alaska, were huilt during the
war and used to locate new Pa
cific fishing grounds.
The vessels were turned over
lo the Reconstruction Finance
Corporation and were up for sale
at the time State Rep. Hermes F.
Gautier started a drive to obtain
them for Gulf research and ex
ploratory work.
Subsequently Cong. Cornier in
ti oduced a bill turning the ves
sels over to the wildlife service
for the Gulf work. The hill passed
both Houses of the national Con
gress and was signed by the pres
ident, as was an appropriation
bill for operation of the vessels.
The appropriation bill allotted
$83,000 for operation of the Ore
gon during the coming season and
$51,000 for the Alaska. A Gulf
base for the Alaska has not yet
been selected, but indications are
that it will be. a Texas port.
Space Furnished Free
Offices and space for nets and
other equipment will be furnished
the wildlife service by the Pasca
goula port commission, W. R.
Guest, president, said.
The service will need fairly ex
tensive quarters here as plans call
for permanent location at Pasca
goula of three fishery engineers
and two secretarial workers, Mr.
Crowther. said.
The engineers will direct over
all operation of the vessels and
design new fishing equipment on.
the hasis of experience gained.
Cooperate With Industry
It will be the purpose of the
program to co-operate with the
fishing industry and a committee
to he appointed by the Gulf
States Marine Fisheries Compact,
which is composed of representa
tives of the five Gulf states, Mr.
Crowther said.
It will also work in close co
operation with the Gulf Coast Ma
rine Laboratory at Ocean Springs,
he added.
The Oregon will be used to dis
cover new fishing grounds in the
Gulf, and to study red snapper,
.-hrimp. tuna and any other com
mercial fish in Gulf waters.
Vagrant In Clink
Wanted Up East
Richard Glenn Martin, picked
up l^eie on a vagrancy charge by
state highway patrolman Cecil
Byrd and constable Charles
Fmanuel, is wanted in Green
wich, Conn., on a charge of grand
larceny and burglary'.
Martin was serving a sentence
Ht the county farm but was re
moved to the jail to await Con
necticut officers- who will return
him to that state, according to
Byrd.
County Association
Making Plans For
Christmas Seal Sale
Mrs. S. B. Mollwain, county
chairman of the National Tuber
culosis Association, announced to
day that preparations are com
plete for the 43rd annual Christ
mas Seal sale which begins this
week.
Sale of seals is the sole fund
: raising drive of the association
and its 3,000 affiliated state and
county associations, Mrs. Mcll
wain said, and added:
Money raised from the sale
supports the educational and X
rav programs, medical research,
rehabilitation and other activi
ties of the association. Ninety
five per cent of funds remains in
the county and state and five
per cent is sent to the national as
sociation.
Although its ravages have been
reduced 80 per cent. TB still
causes 43.000 deaths in the coun- [
try anhually, nearly 800 in Mis
sissippi alone.
Working with Mrs. Mollwain
are Mrs. R. C. Eley, Moss Poin*
chairman, and Mrs. Frank
Schmidt, Ocean Springs. Vari
ous clubs and individuals are as
sisting in preparing seals for
mailing.
Carpenters' Scale
Raised By 25 Cents
J. H. Hollingsworth, business
' agent for Carpenters' Local 549,
, cleared up today some confusion
lesulting from the recent raise
in wage scale.
Jobs started before Nov. 15.
said Mr. Hollingsworth, will be
finished at the old scale of $1.50
an hour. Jobs started after the
deadline will pav the new rate,
$1.75.
The raise, first for the carpen
ters in three years, brings their!
scale into line with that of other'
building tradesmen. It was neces
sitated, said Mr. Hollingswort. by j
the increase in cost of living dur- .
ing the three-year period.

Load Of Soda Water
Goes F-zzz In Crash
About 150 cases of bottled
drinks were broken when George
Parker, 21, Kreole. who drives
for a Long Roach bottling firm,
overturned his truck on a curve
near Vancleave, county highway
patrolman Eugene Rodriguez re
ported.
A crew of six men was re
quired to clear the roadway of
broken glass, the officer said.
Mrs. Virginia Kean I
Of Ocean Springs
Is Buried Sunday
Mrs. Virginia Brown Kean, 91,
widow of Marc Kean and a resi
dent of Ocean Springs for 30
years, died at Bcllaire hospital in
Mobile Friday morning. She wras
a native of Louisville, Ky.
Mis. Kean was member of the
Episcopal church, the Sorosis club
of Louisville, Ky., and the Home
makers club in Ocean Springs.
Funeral services were conduct
ed Sunday afternoon at the Epis
copal church bv the Rev. E. A.
DeMiller with interment in Ever-,
green cemetery.
Pall bearers were M. C. Sher
man, W. E. Donah. Lynd Gott
sche, Bemis Bailey, Judlin Girot,
Tom Handy, Wallace Edwards and
Gordon Vancleave.
Green Not Guilty;
Demurrer Denied
In Walker Case
Willie G. Green was exonerated
of the June murder of Nathaniel
Reddix by a jurv verdict of not
guilty returned late Tuesday as
Jackson county circuit court en
tered the second week of its fall
term with Judge L. C. Corban on
the bench.
Changing of a plea of not
guilty, entered on arraignment,
to guilty, resulted in sentencing
Monday of Frank Johnson to six
years in the penitentiary. John
son was charged with robbery of
Stisen’s store.
Pleads Not Guilty
Pearl Ellizy was arraigned Mon
day on charges of murder of Deli
mus Ellizy. to which she entered
a plea of not guilty. Trial was set
for Monday.
Ona Dees, indicted by the grand
jury on a charge of having a still
in his possession for the manufac
ture of intoxicating liquor plead
ed not guilty on arraignment.
Trial date will he set later.
Fred Yates, indicted on two
counts, pleaded not guilty to
grand larceny involving theft of
a hog. and trial dale had not been
set by the court. He pleaded guilty
to a charge of escaping jail and
is awaiting sentence.
Two men charged with operat
ing automobiles while drunk were
given fines in court this week.
They are Will G. Lynn. Jr., w-ho
pleaded guilty and was fined $100
and costs, arid J. R. Randolph,
who was convicted by a jury aft
er pleading not guilty. He iwas
fined $150 and costs and his driv
er’s license revoked for a year.
Overrule Walker Demurrer
A demurrer filed last week to
the direct declaration in the case
of Jimmie Milton. Patricia Ann
and Bill Duncan Patrick versus
John F. Walker charging aliena
tion of the affections of their
mother. Mrs. Pauline Duncan Pat
rick, in which $200,000 is being
asked, was overruled by the court
>n a decision handed down Mon
day which set a precedent in the
state of Mississippi.
This will be the first case tried
in the state allowing children
right of action against a third
party for enticement and seduc
tion of their mother, Judge Cor
ban saitj.
He continued that, although
there has been no precedent in
allowing the suit, the weight uf
authority favored overruling of
the demurrer thus giving the
right of action by children.
"In the past 10 years there have
been a number of similar cases,"
Judge Corban said, "and about
half of the states in which they
have been filed have allowed suit
and the other half denied them.
“However, it appears to me
that the trend is toward giving
children a right to act inasmuch
as damage has been done to them
as much as to the husband in the
breaking up of a home.”
Hearing on a motion filed Mon
day on behalf of Hollis Temple
by his attorneys, Karl Wiesen
berg and O. L. .McLeod, in a case
involving protest against allow
ance of a bill for about $800 by
the board of supervisors to Han
cock Company, was expected to
be set for some time next week.
Claims Bill Illegal
The original suit claims the bill,
submitted for work on the Farm
ers Market by Hancock Company
is illegal inasmuch as there was
no advertising for bids on this
county work.
A petition was filed by Tem
ple, through his lawyers, asking
that the record of the board of
supervisors be sent to the circuit
court for review.
An answer was then filed bv
defense attorneys. H. P. Heidel
berg and Harold Gautier, last Fri
day on behalf of the board of su
pervisors and clerk of the board
In the motion Monday, Temple
asked the stiking of the answer
as “unresponsive and admitting
allegations”, according to Tem
ple's attorneys.
Starch is found in all green
plants, serving as a reserve food
supply.

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