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THE MOSS POINT ADVERTISER
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Monday 7:07 p.m. 5:45 a.m.
Tuesday 7:43 p.m. 6:27 a.m.
Wednesday 8:28 p.m. 7:17 a.m.
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PASCAGOULA AND MOSS POINT, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21,1951
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bnnf you good newt of a great joy which will come to all
the people; “ lor to yog it bom thu day in the city of David
a Savior, who ia Owiat the Lord. " And thia will be a ii«n
to, you; you will find a babe wrapped in twaddlin( clot}.,
and lying in a manger." u And auddenly there waa with the
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Still Fightingf Still Dying
Says Letter From Korea
One Month Down, |
23 More Remain,
Writes RC Man
(Editors' Not*: The following lot*
tor from Koroe *u received by
Meredith Hardy. Pascagoula bus
taessman. from William S. Wright.
Pascagoulan now serving as Red
Cross representative with the Sec
ond Division. Wright's family
lives on Polk.)
At the present time I am lo
cated in Chunchon valley about
60 miles west of Seoul. We are
six miles south of Chunchon on
the road to Honchon.
Right in the valley in which
our camp is now located over
60,000 Reds were killed last
spring. A number of areas in
the vicinity are still mined so
we don't dare to get out of the
compound area and ramble in
unfamiliar places We have had
a couple of alerts since I have
been here but no planes have
I flaw from Japan to Kampo
airport which is just out of Se
oul. The bucket seats on each
tide of the plane were filled
with personnel and stacked in
the middle of the plane was
box after box of whole blood.
Military vehicles were waiting
at tha airport and the blood was
unloaded and quickly taken to
While people are hopeful of
the peace talks and at times
things look good the fighting
STILL continues and men are
being wounded and dying. It
will continue to until a cease
fire has been given.
This thing over here is not an
aluogacsap or Fourth yf July
picnic. I have talked to men
who were here and also in the
Pacific theatre during WWII
and all state that in many re -
spects this is, worse.
Already the winter is setting
in. The past three nights have
been comparatively warm be
cause the thermometer has fall
en to only about 17 degrees
For four or five days before
that it was right in the vicinity
(Continued on page 6)
Mrs. L. W. Tanner'
Oi Heart Attack
Mrs. Luther W. Tanner, 45, died
suddenly Tuesday of a heart at
tack. She became ill during the
night and was rushed to County
Hospital where she died a short
A native of Bolton, for the past
six years she had made her home
in Moss Point where her husband
is superintendent of the city
She was a member of First
Methodist church and her body
lay in state there from noon Wed
nesday until the services at 2:30
The Rev. Hugh Castle, pastor,
assisted by the Rev. Walter L.
Bader, pastor of First Presbyte
rian. conducted the services.
Interment was in Griffin cem
Pall bearers, members of the
school board were C. B. Armis
tead, James Gautier, N. C. Everett
Carl Griffin and W H. Nelson, Jr
and Alton Thomson.
Survivors are, in addition to
her husband, one daughter. Bob
bye Carolyn; two sons, Luther,
Jr. and William H. and two
brothers. Will S. and Roberts S.
Stores And PO Set
Li ■ il post offices will remain
open all day Saturday, will close
Christum* day Packages, how
ever. will be delivered Christmas
i Muss Point stores, with excep
tion iif groceries and pharmacies,
will close Tuesday and not reopen
until the following Friday.
Regular schedules of incoming
and outer,ng mail will be main
The U. S Hydrographic Office
issues “pilot charts’’ that indicate
safe courses for ships through wa
ters likely to contain icebprgs.
If 7 Comes, Can 11
Be Far Behind?
Mrs. Furby's hens are at it
This week, a Now Hampshire
deposited an egg, with a per
fect number 7 formed on one
end, in her nest at the Furby
home at 401 2nd in East Moss
During the war Mrs. Furby
—Mrs. Price Furby -had a
"part browm Leghorn” which
several times a week laid an egg
with the letter V and number
45 plainly visible on each.
"I told the neighbors that V
meant victory and 45 meant
1945—that we would win the
war in 1945. And we did."
The new' bird getting into the
act, said Mrs. Furby, has been
laying eggs with undecipher
able squiggles on them. Finally
Friday she produced the 7.
"I’m worried about this 7,”
said tin- hen’s owner. ”1 don’t
know what it means, but 1 hope
it is something good.”
Mrs. Mary E. Goff
Taken By Death
At The Age Of 78
Mrs. Mary Ellen Goff, lifelong
resident of Jackson county* died
at her home in Escatawpa Mon
day morning at the ape of 78.
Funeral services were conduct
ed at Escatawpa Methodist church
Tuesday at 3 p. m. and interment
was in Zion cemetery. The Rev
James Williamson officiated.
Pall hearers were Cortel Rop
ers, W. O. Roberts, A E. Ropers.
C. A Roberts, Thcion Lynd and
T M. Rogers. Fails was in charge.
She is survived by two sons,
Duncan M . and Elbert L. Goff,
Escatawpa; three daughters, Mes
dames Birdie Roberts, Eight Mile,
Ala . T. C. Rogers, Moss Point and
A. C. Lynd. Hattiesburg; 15
grandchildren and 13 great grand
Plan Federal Aii a Pleas
Landlords Must File Info
On Rents Before Jan. 28
Office Is Set Up
For Rent Control
In Two Counties
Jackson county landlords1
have uhtil Jan. 28 to register i
their properties with the new- j
ly established Biloxi-Pasea- j
goula area rent control office I
E. S. Tandy, who has assumed
the post of rent control director
for the area, said Thursday he
will have a representative in Pas
cagoula shortly after Jan. 1 to
help register local rental units.
Meanwhile, Robert Chafin,
housing manager for the Pasca
goula office of the Public Hous
ing Authority, said today he has
not been notified what effect con
trol will have on recent 20% in
creases on the 1209 federally
owned units in Pascagoula.
"I have talked with Tandy,’*
Chafin s:id, "and the matter j
ha* not been clarified. He caid •'
he would let me know a* toon
as he hat received word."
Rent control was automatically
established with designation of
the Jackson-Harrison region as a
critical defense area. Rents will
be cellinged as of September, 1950
Tandy told the Chronicle-Ad
vertiser today that a reprepanta
tive of the office probably will
spend one or two days a week in
Pascagoula. A schedule will be
released later, he said.
A rent control advisory board
will be appointed for Jackson
county, he added. Such a board
already is functioning for Harri
Listed As POW
Wednesday was Lt. Bart De
Lashmet’s birthday and on that
day his wife received official con
firmation from the government
that his name appearod on the
list of prisoners of war held1 by
Not only most of the citizens
of Moss Point were listening in
tently Tuesday as the list of
POWs was being broadcast, but
friends around the world were
listening for official confirma
Delano Brusstar, Washington,
was first to call Mr. and Mrs.
Lewis DeLashmet when he heard
the news in Washington. About
half an hour later Bart's name
was called on the 11 p. m. broad
R. J. Jane saw the list in Tokyo
and cabled the DeLashmets and
Leslie D. Bosarge, USN, listen
ing to a radio at Mossett Air
Field, Cahf. heard Bart’s name
and called his mother asking her
to contact the DeLashmets imme
In his joy he forgot the differ
ence in time and the call, came
through at 1 a. m.
Allan Jones called from Detroit
to tell the good news, and a col
lege classmate heard the broad
cast in Atlanta and called.
Telephone calls and telegrams
have been coming steadily from
all over the states from friends
who rejoice with the DeLash
Two days after Christmas last
\ ear an Associated Press story re
ferred to a Lt. DeLashmet as a
prisoner of war.
Official notification from the
government was received Jan. 1
that Lt. DeLashmet had been cap
tured Nov. 28.
THE HOLLYWOOD PERSONALITIES WHO RECENTLY VISITED PASCAGOULA ON A
Movietime lour are shown seated above at their reception at the courthouse. Left to right are Rob
ert Stack, writer Dorothy Hughes. Bruce Bennett, Lydia Clark, Henry Plitt. tour manager, and
Moss Point Clinic
Will Be Opened
Wayne Yeager, formerly of Bir
mingham. has moved to Moss
Point where he will practice ped
iatrics after the first of the year.
Dr. Yeager is a graduate of
Emory University, Atlanta, where
he received both his BA and MD
degrees. He did a year’s post
graduate work at Johns Hopkins.
He served his interneship at
Lloyd Nolan hospital, a children’s
hospital in Birmingham, and af
ter four and a hall years in the
armed service returned to Bir-;
mingham where he had been
a practicing pediatrician for the
past six years.
He was also assistant professor
of pediatrics at University of Ala
bama Medical school during his
residence in Birmingham.
Yeager plans to establish a
clinic at Moss Point and will be
gin practice after the first of Jan
uary he said.
With his wife and two children,
a seven-year-old son and four
year-old daughter, he is in resi
dence at 1540 Dantzler street.
March Of Dimes
H. H Bumie, county March of
Dimes chairman, today announced
his local chairmen for the drive
which opens Jan 2. They are:
Mrs. J. H. Edwards, Ocean
Springs; Mrs. C. L Dees, Van
cleave. Edward A. Khayat, Moss
Point, Esratawpa and Kreole.
Wilmer Harris, International
Paper Mill; Earl Hammett, In
galls: Ada Bond, county schools.
' Bumie For Pascagoula
Thomas R Wells, Pascagoula
schools; Saul Peterzell and George i
Lovell, advance gifts. Bumie will
be general chairman for Pasca
In charge of placing and col-1
lecting boxes will be J. E. Stone,
Tom Thornhill, George Noe, Jr.,!
J M. Epting and W. B. Robertson.!
The Pascagoula Business & Pro
fessional Women’s Club will mail
the donation cards.
For Si. Nick
Santa Claus will distribute
fruit, candies and noise makers
from the Knights of Columbus
Christmas tree Saturday after
noon beginning at 3 p. m. at the
Pascagoula KC Home, Vincent
Ros, grand knight, announced
On his arrival from Santa
Clausland, the good St. Nicholas
will be escorted from the fire
station on Market street to Lin
coln avenue, thence to S. Pasca
goula and up to Watts.
The parade will traverse the
length of Watts to Frederic and
as far north as Delmas avenue
and west to S. Pascagoula.
Santa's escort will turn into
Krebs avenue from N. Pasca
goula and turn again at Mag
nolia to arrive at the KC Home.
All children are invited to at
tend the Christmas party at the
tree with St. Nicholas acting as
master of ceremonies.
Sunday the KCs will distrib
ute toys to unfortunate children
Everyone still has an opportu
nity to contribute toys or
discarded playthings to the col
lection, Ros said.
“Heavy water” molecules are
made of two deuterium atoms
combined with one oxygen atom.
Mrs. Irma Evans
Mrs. Irma Evans, native and
lifelong resident of Pascagoula,
died suddenly at County Hospital
Friday at 7 p. m.
She had been ill about a week,
but had been hospitalii^d only
two days and her condition had
not been considered critical.
Mrs. Evans, widow of J. P.
(Jimmy) Evans, was manager of
the Pascagoula high school cafe
teria, active member and treas
urer of First Presbyterian church,
past president of the state Re
bekah Lodge, past noble grand of
the Pascagoula lodge, and treas
urer of the state assembly of the
Rites Conducted Sunday
Funeral services were conduct
ed Sunday at the Presbyterian
church by the Rev. Arthur
Schneider, pastor. Interment was
in Machpelah cemetery. Fails was
Pall bearers were T. T. Justice,
D. J. Simmons, A. M. Hardy, L.
L. Stine. Roy Wingfield and Fos
She is survived by one daugh
ter, Bessie Virginia Evans, Pas
cagoula; three sisters, Mesdames
E. A. Colle, C. T. Torjusen and
Holoman Kenny, Pascagoula; and
an aunt, Mrs. E. G. Sellers, Luce
Moss Point Coon Hunters Beg Santa
To Bring Back 'Rock' For Xmas Gift
Dear Santa Claus:
We are always glad when
Christmas comes around and
we sincerely hope you are well
and able to meet the many de
mands made of you and your
Now, we have all been pretty
good boys this year, but having
run into a big disaster we need
your help. Some very unthink
ing persons have made all the
coon hunters of Jackson county
very unhappy by borrowing
without returning Old Rock.
(Known by subtitle “The Great
We believe you can get him
and bring Rock to us for Christ
mas. We also promise to con
tinue to be good boys and even
better if we can get Rock for
Bill, Lewis, Pete. Fleet, Kin
ross, Tim, Angel, Lundy, Red
mond Brothers, Leonard, Char
ley, Ralph. George, Joe, Hol
i land, David.
The cities of Moss Point and
Pascagoula must submit de
tailed information on their
needs before applying for fed
eral aid under the defense
housing and community facil-'
ities and servioes act.
Alton Thomson, Moss Point
mayor, returned from Washington
with information on how to apply
for the aid. Moss Point’s main
objective is building a sewer sys
Thomson said tha method of
gathering the required informa
tion will be decided at the city
meeting Jan. 1.
At Pascagoula, H. C. Ezell re
ceived directions on the routine
that must be followed from the
Housing and Home Finance
Agency’s regional office in At
Donald J. Simmons, Pasca
goula engineer, was retained to
compile the data needed.
Legislation establishing aid for
critical defense areas, said the
Ezell letter, “does not permit ex
tension of federal financial assis
tance except for facilities and
services directly needed in con
nection with defense activities,
which the community itself is un
able to provide with its own
Pascagoula officials hope to re
ceive government help for its
street program. A $275,000 bond
issue has been provided for the
program, but the complete proj
ect would require more than
Information needed includes:
1) A description of the impact
of defense activities on existing
community facilities, specifically
on water resources, sewer lines,
water purification and distribu
tion systems, sewage treatment,
streets, schools, hospitals, health
2) An outline of total commu
nity program of public improve
ments. Indicate for each project
its relation to defense activities;
estimate costs, state method of fi
nancing, probable time required
for completion of project^;
3) A map showing Misting
and proposed public improve
ments. their location and acces
sibility to defense activities and
new housing for defense work
4) A statement indicating the
measures which have been taken
by local officials to regulate or
control the location of new hous
ing in relation to existing commu
nity facilities, schools, utility
The information will be re
viewed and evaluated by the Fed
eral Security Agency and the
HHFA and recommendations
made on whether or not the com
munities should submit formal
Elks Band Riles
The Elks Lodge drive to re
plenish the fund for the Pasca
goula high band will reach a cli
max at 4 p. m. Saturday when a
lucky winner will be awarded the
grand prize, a 1952 Packard.
The ceremony will take place at
4 p. m. in front of the courthouse.
Master of ceremonies will be
The band, under direction of
Pat Rooney will tour Pascagoula
from 10 a. m. until time for the
ceremony, playing and marching.
The fund originally was donat
ed by the Elks to buy uniforms
for band members and send the
group to the annual state band
festival in Jackson.
Teams of band students, which
have been selling tickets door-to
door in residential areas, began
a downtown canvass Wednesday
Tickets may also be bought at
the fire stations, drug stores, from
band members and members of
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