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T^r Che Chronicle*Star 'rPi A OOO ^ ” Monday 0 09 a m. 1129 a m. 4v«fU Tuesday 0 33 a.m. 11:46 a.m. •|-w- THE MOSS POINT ADVERT ISER Z!ll d.... 8|___ VOL. 103 ia.. cpt m.Mobb1 £££AmotilalUm PASCAGOULA AND MOSS POINT, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1951 rh# || NO. 1 a •••• •■ • ,• ' CARL L OLSCHNER AND ASSOCIATES ' "» ARCHITECTS M» ORLEANS LOUISIANA Lake Rescue Made 2 Youths Saved From Icy Waters Two Pascagoula youths were rescued early Friday from the cold waters of Krebs Lake in which they spent aj half-hour after their skiff cap sized. The boys—Neile Binford, IS son of Mr. and Mrs. E W. Bond, and Ronald Parsley, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Parsley, were treated for shock and exposure at CowHjMHospttet BiflfllisF'wA Released from the hospital Friday night, but Pars ley was held until Saturday morning. Pelham Saves Youths The rescue was made by boat by Jim Pelham. Pascagoula po lice were on the scene, to which they were called by Mrs. J. W. Larsen who heard the boys' Shouts for help. Binford, a Boy Scout, who is striking for a journalism merit badge, wrote the following ac count of their experience, which put an end to their duck hunt. "We borrowed a friend's out board motor and headed out about 8:45 a. m. We cruised around for about 20 minutes when we picked a duck from the rest of the flock. "Ronny pulled the hammer back on tha 16 gauge single barreled shotgun and pulled the trigger; nothing happened. I was surprised at my new gun missing like that. • men i made tne mistaRe that put us in the water. Smart guy. me, I go up to see what’s wrong Ronny started to hand me the gun when the first thing we knew water was rushing into the bow quicker than I could run to the back of the boat. “Ronny made a leap into the water to keep the bout from cap sizing on him. If he hadn't given that sudden lurch and pushed the bow further into the water, we mikht have been able to bail out the water. "Kmp Calm. Keep Calm” “The first thing I knew the boat was upside down and Ronny was screaming. “Keep calm, keep calm.’’ Ronny was calmly strip ping and saying. “Don’t worry, we ain't gonna drown, we ain't gonna drown.’’ (The water was chin-deep, but the bottom too soggy to give sup port—Ed.) “I took off my jacket and told Ronny to stay with the boat and I would try to make shore We were a quarter-mile out. I took off my shoes and started swim ming. “ The first thing I knew Ronny said, “I ain't gonna drown” and started swimming full speed He ! passed me and I decided I would i just make myself at home since 1 he was going to swim for shore j He stopped about 30 feet away. I "I took off my trousers and tied ; a knot in each leg. I captured all j the air I could and floated on them for a while. “Ronny and I war* both j shouting for help at the top of our lungs, when we heard a j voice say. "Stay where you are, help's coming.' A sure thing we 1 weren't going eny place. “Finally after what seemed like an hour, we recognized a boat I coming in our direction. It picked up Ronny and then me The po-| lice were waiting ' for us and rushed us to the hospital. There we were treated for shock and exposure. "1 don't think I was as bad off as Konny. They gave him u shot to quiet his nerves. 1 think he was feeling OK for the exception of a penicillin shot and a blood test which he didn’t personally want. "I was released that night at 8 o’clock but it griped Runny that He had to stay. He was released rbout 11 o'clock the next morning ind was feeling fine. “We both realised that it was not by luck but by the grace of 3od that we are alive to write this story.” The Staples Home Wins Moss Point Lighting Contest The residence of Mr. and Mrs. George Staples, 302 Welch, was voted first place winner in a Christmas lighting contest staged by the Moss Point Woman’s Club. The group of out-of-town judg es selected the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Giegcr. Hodge, 1 for second place. It depicts Santa | going down the chimney while his reindeer and sleigh wait on I the long sloping roof. t A group oi shepherds bathed in the light of the star of the east posed on the lawn of tha Murray Warnock residence won third place. (jrtven honorable mention by She judges were the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Cirlot, Mr. 1 and Mrs. Joe Canfield, Mr. and Mrs. Clark V. Britton, and Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Weldon. The homes of members of the Woman’s Club were judged sep arately, with first place going to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Beatty where a group of choir boys with sound effect were arranged on the porch. The residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Avent was placed second and the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack BuZard third. Harriett Welch Dies Christmas At Moss Point Mis-* Harriet Welch. 71. died at her residence, 100 Welch street, Christmas afternoon. The daughter of the late Wil liam and Elizabeth Cunningham Welch, she was a native and life long resident of Moss Point. Funeral services were held Thursday from Fails with the Rev, Hugh Castle, pastor of First Methodist, officiating. In terment was in Griffin ceme tery. Pall bearer- were Edwin Mays, Bert Wood, T. L. DeLashmet. Jr., W. G Stewart. P M. Fairley and Charles Armistead. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. G. A. Henry of Mobile, and one brother, W C. Welch, Dallas. New York has been the most populous state in the Union since 1820. James Roberson, Bridge Tender, Dies At Hospital James C. Roberson, G2, LAN brfdge tender at Pascagoula, died at County Hospital Tuesday. He had been in ill health for the past several months. A native of Excel, Ala., he had been tender of the Pascagoula LAN bridge for the past 10 years. , He was a member of the Ocean ! Springs Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Roberson: a daugh ter, Mrs. E. W. Pettis, Ocean Springs: five brothers, Ernest, Rapton, Ala., Leroy. Monroeville Bennett, Excel. Charlie, Atmore and Willie. Greenville. Ala. Three sisters, Mrs. Doug Hall and Mrs. Little White, both of Excel, and Mrs. Essie Hall, Rap ton; and one grandchild. Prayer services were held at his home Thursday morning with the Rev. B. L. Sutherland offici ating. Funeral services were held from Excel Baptist church in Ex cel with the Rev. M. S. Varnado officiating. Elks Club, KCs Give Food, Toys To Unfortunates Committees from both the Elks Club end the Knights of Colum bus spent Saturday and Sunday distributing baskets of groceries fruits and candy and toys to families throughout the county. The Elks’ committee headed by Hollis Temple distributed nearly 100 baskets of food to needy fam ilies. The KCs under the general chairmanship of Percy Larsen de livered 89 baskets packed with fruit, candy and toys to unfor tunate families. The Pascagoula firemen assist ed the KCs in mending, repairing and renovating the toys with which they filled their baskets. More Calls Than Toys Although the response of the public to the KCs request for dis carded playthings was generous, the requests for aid from unfor tunate families exceeded the sun plv. Vincent Ros, grand knight, said. Nearly 500 children attended the annual Christmas tree at the Knights of Columbus home Sat urday afternoon Santa Claus in pei-son distributed candy and fav ors from the gaily decorated tree. Santa himself created a sensa tion when he went through town in his sleigh with prancing rein deer. The reindeer were designed at the Pascagoula foundry. ITALIANS AID HOMELAND Winnipeg. Man. (API — Cana dian Italians in the greater Win nipeg area have organized a relief fund for victims of the disastrous floods in Northern Italy. Similar projects have also been started by Italian Canadians in Montreal and Toronto, As of 1950 there were 227,244 | mile* of railroad tracks in the United States. ADUVL ID An Am.nilLUl D sketch of the new Magnolia high school at Moss Point for which a contract was let last month by the school board. To be built across the street from the present school, the new unit will cost $193,000. Egg-Oddity Week Is Joined By Hen Of Grady Renfroe Grady Renfroe of Eastside has a hen who must read the news paper. Last Friday we ran the story ' of Mrs. Furby's hen who lays eggs with numerals on them. The next day. Renfroe's English white leghorn produced a mon strous six-ounce egg. three times the sue of a normal egg. The accomplishment measur- i ed three inches the long way. slightly more than lwo-and-a half inches on the short side. Inside the king-size job was a normal-size egg. hard shell, floating in egg white. Pas Police Nab Two Juveniles For Theft Series Two juveniles were taken into custody by Pascagoula police in the early hours of Christmas morning after an admitted series of break-ins. Their only loot was taken from Peoples Drug Store, which they entered through a side window. They broke open and robbed the stamp machine, took two wrist watches and a pair qf skates and other articles which were dill being checked, according to policemen Hroadus and Stewart, arresting officers. They entered Joe’s Cleaners and L)r. C. H. Gray’s office but nothing was missing. They also attempted to enter the Autolec Store, Robinson’s Hardware' and Breland and Hatton, police said. The boys said they had entered Robinson’s Hardware four or five times previously and had also broken into the health depart ment. Funeral Services Held Saturday For Mrs. Castona Mrs. Edward Castona. 26, died I suddenly at her residence on Tel j ephone Road, last Thursday after I a short illness. She was a native and lifelong I resident of Pascagoula. She is survived by her husband: two daughters, Wanda Kay and Betty J.; two sons, James E. and : Robert Glenn: a brother, Robert j E. Demouey, Pascagoula. Three sisters, Mrs. C. L. Mene 1 fee. Pascagoula. Mrs. Dorothy Catrett, Baton Rouge, and Mrs Hazel Bryant, Fyffe, Ala.; her 1 mother, Mrs. Helen Blythe, Pas | cagoula and her maternal grand parents. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Pars ley, Pascagoula. Funeral services were held Sat-j urday from Fails with interment at Machpelah cemetery. Pall bearers were C. L. Mene •See. Johnnie Catrett, Clarence Adams, Cecil Sherrell, Carl Bry-' ant and George Delius. 1 Parents Informed Of Top Decoration For Jack Hanson The Medal of Honor, the military services’ highest dec oration, has been awarded to Pfc. Jack G. Hanson of Esca tawpa, who was killed in Ko rea June 7. A telegram notifying his fam ily of the post humous honor was received Thursday from the Department of the Army by his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Char les Hanson. It is perhaps the first Medal of Honor won by a resident of Jack son county. •The story of Pfc. Jack Han son's heroism and self-sacrifice,”! read a news dispatch from Korea last July, "was written indelibly on the hillside. “His foxhole and the ground around it was carpeted with emp ty 50-calibre machine gun shells, 2000 of them. The bodies of 12 dead Chinese were sprawled in front at distances ranging from 30 to two feet. "Four feet above the foxhole the craters dug by a half dozen rounds from a Chinese 57-milli meter recoilless rifle ringed the hole. “The soldier from- Escatawpa, Miss., had saved his company in spite of orders to withdraw. The blond, 20-year-old Southerner re mained with his gun to hold off a pre-dawn counter attack by a Chinese Red company long enough to permit evacuation of the comnany command post.” The Medal of Honor was rec ommended by Hanson’R company commander First Lt. Edward C. Abbott of Indianapolis. “It took a man to do what he did.” Abbott said later. “No one told him to stay but because he did stay I and a lot of others are alive to tell the storv today.” Held Duty Above Life Beside his parents he is sur Brosser of Amarillo, Tex., had this to say of Hanson: “He might have been a civilian first, but in the army he was strictlv a sol dier—a soldier to whom the word dutv meant more than merely saving his own hide.” lexx or >ne telegram received bv the Hansons, signed by the acting adjutant general, is: “The Medal of Honor has b'een awarded posthumouslv by a grateful nation to your heroic son, the late Pfc. Jack G. Hanson, for conspicious gallantry in action above and bevond the call of duty near Pachi Dong, Korea, on June 7, 1*51. ‘ Public announcament of this award has been withheld in or der that you may be the first privileged to have the informa tion. However, such release will be made to the press on or about Dec. 27. "Since you will be vitally in terested in the details of your son’s heroic action, the citation will be forwarded by air mail this date. You will be advised later of the details of the pre sentation ceremony." Hanson’s body arrived home Nov. 25 and was buried that day in Ferrel cemetery in Escatawpa. Besides his parents he is sur vived bv a sister, Mrs. Burton Rabby; four brothers, Joe, 'Willy, Carleton and Fred Hanson, and three half brothers, Loren, Mil ton and Marvin Hanson. An Orchid Comes For Mrs. Taylor Christmas day Mrs. Lester Tay lor, who is making her home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Mallon of Pascagoula, received a call from her husband, Sgt. Tay lor, from Hammelburg, Germany, where he is stationed. * The call came in just 60 min utes after Mrs. Taylor had re ceived an orchid on the hour and date of their wedding two years before. Sgt. Taylor having ar ranged for its delivery at that ex act time. FAMILY PLANNING Singapore (AP) — Since June, 1949, when the first family-plan ning clinic was opened in Singa pore, a total of 5186 women have sought birth control advice. Of these 4647 were Chinese and 347 Malays. Their family incomes range from $7 to $70 monthly. PVT. JACK G. HANSON Driver Escapes Submerged Car On Highway Fill W. R. Grimes, 739 N. Pascagou la, narrowly escaped drowning early Wednesday when his auto mobile went through the railing of the second bridge west of Pas cagoula, according to state high way patrolman Bill Kenny and county patrolman A. O. Davis. Grimes was traveling east on 90 when the accident occurred. He swerved into the railing when he tried to avoid hitting a car stalled with a flat tire. The car was completely sub merged but Grimes escaped by calmly waiting until the car set tled on the bottom and then open ing the door. Car Is Recovered Later The car, which was damaged about $1400 when the railing tore open the right side, was recover ed about 4:30 a. in. John Abney, Moss Point, was treated at County Hospital Christ-1 mas afternoon for bruises of the I head and leg after he was struck I by an automobile operated by Beatrice Bryant, Moss Point. According to Kenny, Miss Bry ant attempted to pass Abney just as he turned on his bicycle from Highway 90 into Short street. Miss Bryant was charged with naving no driver’s license. An automobile driven west on Highway 90 near Gautier by Mrs. Isabel Roberts, New Orleans, shortly after noon Wednesday, was damaged when it was struck by a tire hanging from the side of a truck tractor. Driver of the truck was Robert Otto Kincher, Tickfaw, La. Dam age was estimated at $200. Vaneleave Man Killed Instantly In Log Mishap Jones Harrel, 50, of Vaneleave, was killed instantly Friday morn ing in a logging accident near Vaneleave. A member of a party loading piling, Harrel was struck in the back of the head when a timber slipped and swung around. His neck was broken. The accident occurred in a wooded section near Highway 90 near the R. M. Havens place. Harrell would have been 51 years old New Years Day. He was a native of Carthage. Surviving are the widow and six children, Haywood, Huron, Janell, Arthur, Linda and Ivon ette. The body was taken to Car thage for burial. Mrs. Delphia Igou Dies On Christmas; Rites Are At Shelton Mrs. Delphia Sellers Igou, 88, died in George county near Luce dale on Christmas day. She had been in failing health for some time. Funeral services were held •Wednesday from Shelton Baptist church in Shelton with the Rev. Charles Hurst officiating. Inter ment was in the church cemetery. Survivors are her son. George Sellers, George county: two daughters. Mrs. R. L. Garrett and Mrs. J. M. Head, both of Crescnt, Ore.: 26 grandchildren: 52 great grandchildren and three great i great grandchildren. Burns Fatal For Woman Mrs. Wasson Dies As Dress Ignites Mrs. Mamie Lyman Wasson,1 79, was fatally burned Sunday morning when her clothing caught fire from a gas heater. She was visiting her close friend, Mrs. Mary Price, in Ocean Springs, having gone over to spend the Christmas holidays1 with her, when the tragedy oc-! curred. Mrs. Wasson was alone in the < house while Mrs. Price had gone outdoors. Standing near a heater, she was combing her hair when her clothing ignited, it is believed. Mrs. Price heard her cries and , rushed in to tear off her burning : clothing. Mrs. Wasson was taken to County Hospital where she died about 5 p. m. Sunday. Lived At Daughter's Home A native of Onarga, 111., Mrs. Wasson has been a resident of the Coast since 1904. She had lived in Ocean Springs, Gautier and Biloxi but at the time of the tragedy was making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Ed Siurua in Pecan. She was a member of Gautier Baptist church. She is survived also by five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held from Pascagoula Fails Monday with the Rev. Ernest D. Steelman, pastor of Eastside Baptist church, officiating. Interment was in Machpelah cemetery. Pall bearers were William Marre, E. B. Davis, Albert Siu rua and Gussie Stork. HD Council Has Christmas Party At Monthly Meet The December meeting of the county Home Demonstration Council was devoted to the an nual Christmas party following a short business session. Briar Crest club presented the program. Mrs. R. M. Havens read the second chapter of Matthew and, following singing of “Oh. Little Town of Bethlehem” and “Silent Night,” Mrs. Earl Davis read a poem, “Our Gifts.” Miss Susie Vaughan voiced the closing praver. Mrs. Wesley Powell was prise winner in crimes directed by Mrs. Hattie Guillotte of Gautier club. Gifts were distributed by mem bers of the Wade club while East side members served refreshments It was voted to divide the duties of the secretary and treasurer and Mrs. M. R. Bosarge was elected treasurer. Dues will continue to be 40 cents a year. Attending were Mesdames C. M. Criswell. W. H. Martin, J. D. Buffett, Bosarge, G. B. Hague and Andrew Olson, Bayou Casotte; Mesdames W. A. McLendon. F. B. Nelson, J. E. Hagen, Big Point; Mesdames Earl Davis and Hav ens and Miss Susie Vaughan, Briar Crest: Mesdames Y, C. Clay, W. L. McNair and B. W. Coffey, Eastside; Mesdames O. D. Walker, Bryan Bilbo. Joseph Fountain, Kenneth Roberts and Eugene Byrd, Fontainebleau: Mesdames George Cole and H. Dupree, Fort Bayou; Mesdames Paul Cutler, Vashti Garlotte, Mary Cajnpinelli, Walter Shaw, and Hattie Guillotte, Gautier; Mesdames Aksel Pedersen, Jr. and Wesley Powell, Harleston; Mes dames A. C. Pedersen, E. W. Hamilton and J. W. IValley, Hur ley. Mesdames Jack Fletcher, Wilma Goff and Ruble Roberts, Mt. Pleasant; Mesdames R. V. Adkin son, D. O. Newman, Alice Sumer lin and Mary Goff; Melionee Al len, home agent. HORSE ON THE LOOSE Victoria. B. C., (AP)—A civic by-law is being drawn up to give police more control over loose horses. The move following a re cent incident when a riderless horse crashed through a red light and two stop signs, disrupting traffic. ^ WHILE HIS MASTER, JOHN Mahoney, practices for a Yule tide mass, his dog. MacArihur, peeks out from beneath the boy's cassock. The youngster is a member of the Boy's Choir of St. Catherine of Siena Church in New York. (International). Firm Asks Okey On Shell Dredging In Middle River Application was made this week to the .US Engineers to al low dredging of shells in middle river by the Heartland Trading Co., of New Orleans. Early this year the firm con tracted with the Seafood Com mission for shell dredging in all Coastal waters. Clell Dildy, Biloxi, commission secretary, told the Chronicle-Ad vertiser today that the commis sion is not expected to appprove the project for which Engineer approval is now sought. The area, h^ said, is a produc tive one for seafoods and is a po tential producer of oysters. “The commission,” he explained, “will not allow dredging in such areas.” Heartland's contract calls for payments of 10-cenis a yard for shells dredged, with a minimum payment of $10,000 annually. What is believed to be a year’s supply of shell has been located oft the Cat Island channel, Dildy said. No dredging has yet begun, however, in any of the waters leased. The Engineers’ notice of the ap plication, according to Dildy’s statement, is misleading. It reads, “An area approx imately 13/4 miles wide by 2 miles long located west of the Pascagoula River channel and south of the L&N RR bridge at Pascagoula ...” Dildy said the area is in what is known as Middle river. Before any dredging is started, the secretary said, a committee irom the commission must inspect the site and approve the oper ation. Draftees Leave For Inductions A group of 18 draftees will re port to Jackson for induction leaving Pascagoula Wednesday Mrs. E. Ji Baum, secretary of the county draft board, said today. They are Felix Clark, Alvin Emmett Carroll, Jack Raymond ’ Wade, Edward Troy Rogers, Jr., Homer Edward Pierce James Les ter Clark. James Ed Myers, John Walter Wellborn, Jr. Paul Michael Ros, Jr„ Willie Reese, Morris Charles Goff, Louis Herman Salisbury, Oliver James Bass, Norris Lavem Smith, Car ver Lener Cunningham, Jr„ Rob ert Guy Jones, Russell Byron Gunter and Charles James Black well. A call for physical examina tions will be issued Jan. 15, Mrs. Baum said. She also announced that all registrants must advise the board of any change of ad dress at once.