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The Chronicle star the Moss Point advertiser. (Pascagoula; Moss Point, Miss.) 1949-1961, December 15, 1961, SECTION ONE, Image 1

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Mouth Pascagoula Rivet
Dec. IS 3:12am. 11:47a.m.
8:36 p.m.
Saturday 7:55 pm. 10:35 a.m.
Sunday 7:57 p.m. 5:27 a.m.
Monday 8:19 p.m. 5:52 a.m.
Tuesday 8:49 p.m. 8:35 a m.
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NO. 7
'Broader roads’
open to Ingalls
say executives
Three men jailed
after selling tires
on mortgaged car
Three Lucedale men are in
County Jail for selling four
tires from a mortgaged auto
Deputy sheriff M. D. John
son said the men are Billy and
Thomas Gibson and John W.
Johnson said they were
arrested in Lucedalp, after
selling the tires to a High
way 90 used car dealer east
of Pascagoula.
They bought the car in Moss
Point and had not made a
payment when they sold the
tires, he said. They removed
the tires and abandoned the
auto one mile south of Luce
dale, he added.
He said the investigation will
continue and charges will be
filed after discussing the case
with the district attorney.
The three are booked at
County Jail for disposing of
mortgaged property.
Will confiscate
illegal fireworks
warns Grimsley
Law enforcement officers
will confiscate illegal fire
works sheriff James Ira Grims
ley said today.
“We are going to be govern
ed by the bill passed in the
legislature last year,” Grims
ley said.
“And this means that stores
and roadside stands can sell
only those fireworks labeled
class C. Cherry bombs and
those dynamite things they
make will be confiscated by
our officers,” he said.
He said sale of fireworks is
illegal except between the
Hafps of Dec. 5 and Jan. 2.
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Litton president
and Fred /. Mayo
issue statements
A spirit of optimism is
reflected in statements
made today by the presi
dent of Ingalls and the
president of the yard’s new
parent Litton Industries,
Joining of the two com
panies opens "broader paths"
for Ingalls, said the shipyard
president Fred J. Mayo.
Roy L. Ash, Beverly Hills,
Calif., Litton president, out
lined his company’s operations
and expressed its pleasure at
becoming a “citizen” of Mis
Both statements were ad
dressed to the “citizens of Pas
cagoula, Jackson County and.
' Mississippi.”
Text of Ash’s message:
“I want to take this opportu
nity to tell you how pleased
all of us at Litton are that
our company has become an
industrial citizen of Mississippi
and, particularly, of Pasca
“As a new member of your
community, we look forward to
participation in the community
activities and interests which
has been supported by the
management and employees of
The Ingalls Shipbuilding Cor
“It is our hope that we can
develop for all of the citizens
of Pascagoula a broader un
derstanding of Litton and its
many operations, both here
and abroad, its aim in your
community, and its dedication
to the nation’s defense and in
dustrial posture.
"We also hope for consid
erably more than a routine
economic relationship as a
result of Ingalls combining
its capabilities with those
of Litton.
“Briefly, I would like to de
scribe some of Litton’s opera
“It is a technology-based
company, made up of four op
erating groups, with Ingalls to
be one of our new divisions.
Litton’s operating groups are:
defense systems and equip
ment, business machines, in
dustrial equipment and serv
ices, and electronic tubes and
“Just before Ingalls joined
us, Litton’s personnel totaled
26,300, including 4500 sci
entists, engineers and techni
cians. These men and women
are employed in engineering
and research laboratories and
manufacturing plants at 30 lo
cations throughout the United
States and 21 locations in 10
foreign countries.
"Our sales and service
branches are locaied in 70
countries of the free world.
(Continued on Pace 7)
Officers named
to Eastern Star
in Pas Tuesday
New officers were elected
Tuesday at a meeting of Pas
cagoula Chapter 151, Order of
the Eastern Star.
Maude Savage is worthy ma
tron succeeding Hazel Ashley.
Worthy patron is David Wolfe.
Wilma Cowart is associate ma
tron and Aubrey Meaders is
associate patron.
Eunice Reviere is treasurer;
Ruth Garris, secretary; Lois
Ray, conductress; Nina Bart
lett, associate conductress, and
Alda Mae Elkins, organist.
Appointive officers will be
named at a later date.

Trustees in Pas
ask bids Jan. 8
for school needs
Trustees of Pascagoula Sep
arate School District will open
bids Jan. 8 on electrical repairs
and purchase of a public ad
dress system.
Specifications are available
in the office of the superinten
dent of schools, according to
N. L. Hatten, president of the
board of trustees.
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Schools close
'j for Christmas ;
Christmas holidays be
j gin today for Pascagoula
| students. Elementary
public school students.
Elementary schools close
at 1 p.m.. the high school
at 2 p.m.
Moss Point, Our Lady
; of Victories and Bluff
Creek schools will close
Other county schools
will close at noon Tues
j day. Classes in all schools
*1 will be resumed Jan. 2.
Rites are Monday
for Pas resident
killed in Florida
Services were held in Jasper
County Monday for retired
Navy Chief Leland Royal
Ishee, 40, of 1005 E. Convent
Avenue, Pascagoula.
Ishee was killed in a car
truck collision Sunday six
miles from Pensacola, accord
ing to his mother Mrs. K. C.
Driver of the gasoline truck,
Chester G. Wale of New Or
leans, also was killed in the
crash that sprayed burning
gasoline into a wooded area
and knocked the Ishee car 106
Mrs. Young said her son,
who had been working in Na
ples, Fla., was en route to Pas
cagoula to spend Christmas.
A retired aviation machin
ist with the Navy, Ishee had
recently completed a course
in operation of heavy earth
moving equipment. his
mother said. He was retired
from the Navy at Norfolk,
Va. in November. 1959.
The Rev. H. L. Fuell, pastor
of Pascagoula Riverside Bap
tist Church, officiated at the
services at Louin Baptist
Church. Interment was in the
church cemetery there.
Survivors, in addition to his
mother and stepfather, include
two daughters, Charlotte, 12,
and Gale, 7, and their mother
of Silver Springs, Md., his fa
ther L. C. Ishee of Laurel, half
brothers and half-sisters.
A Pensacola funeral home
was in charge of arrangements.
Pori authority
will buy truck
Jackson County Port Author
ity will open bids Jan. 4 on a
new pickup truck and offer for
sale at the same time a 1956
model vehicle. *
Specifications are in an ad
vertisement in this issue of the
Sheriff to mail
tax statements
Sheriff James Ira Grimsley
said today property tax bills
will be mailed countians upon
Grimsley said in order for
countians to receive their tax
statements in the mail they
must write to request them in
cluding a return address.
Auto-struck boy
in fair condition
Goa! of $116,000
is topped in drive
for United Fund
The 1961 United Fund cam
paign in Jackson County ex
ceeded its $116,000 goal, UF
president Earl R. Hammett re
ported today.
Hammett said that cash and
pledges on hand are enough to
top the goal by from 5% to
"Adequate funds are thus
assured," said Hammett, "for
the dozen health and welfare
agencies of the United Fund
for 1962."
An audited report of the
campaign will be released at
the UF’s annual meeting in
January, the president said.
All donors to the fund drive
wrill be eligible to vote for U.
offieers at the meeting, Ham
mett said.
“More than 7000 individuals,’
Hammett continued, “contrib
uted their hard-earned cash tc
put over this drive.
“It proves again that •
I good people of our county have
a sympathetic understandin
of the needs which the 12
member health and welfare
agencies are attempting to
I meet."
The successful drive was
made possible, Hammett said
i by the "splendid teamwork
of some 200 volunteer work
General co-chairmen were
Walter Smith, Pascagoula
dioman, and James T. Thomp
son, Moss Point physician.
Division chairmen were Ben
Fletcher, Wilbur Dees, E. A.
Khayat, Mrs. W. B. Seely,
George Hague and Doug Fon
Handling publicity were Hor
ace Ward and Mrs. George
Steele. John O. Grant, Jr., was
Alvin demands
police halt entry
of liquor trucks
A demand that police stop
entry of wholesale liquor deal
ers’ trucks into Pascagoula has
been made by city commission
er Alvin H. Charlton.
Charlton made the demand
in a letter addressed to chief
of police E. E. Blakeney.
“I have had so many com
plaints from citizens and
preachers that I just had to
try to do something about
it," Charlton explained after
notifying the Chronicle of
his demand.
Blakeney said Thursday that
he has taken Charlton’s re
quest under advisement and
will make a comment “short
Text of Charlton’s letter:
“I have been advised by the
citizenry of Pascagoula, Mis
sissippi that we have coming
into and operating in the City
of Pascagoula, two (2) whole
sale liquor dealers, housed and
headquartered in Harrison
County, Mississippi and they
are coming into and working
in this city continuously and
as you know this operation is
a violation of the law.
"I am requesting the Police
Department of the City of
Pascagoula to apprehend
these trucks upon arrival
and that they be delt with
as prescribed by law.
“For your information, the
two wholesale liquor dealers
with tw'o separate trucks made
two or more entries per week
in and work thru-out the city
of Pascagoula.
“I am expecting immediate
action on this matter and am
sure that I will get same.”
The letter was signed “Your
friend, Alvin H. Charlton,
Commissioner of Public
Increase shown
in fish, shrimp
landings in Pas
Shrimp and fish landings at
Pascagoula for the first week
in December were reported to
day by the Bureau of Commer
cial Fisheries, New Orleans.
Pascagoula shrimp landings
totaled 10,400 pounds, up from
the preceding week’s catch of
3300 pounds.
Total landing of hard crabs
at Pascagoula and Biloxi was
12,300 pounds, resulting in 2100
pounds of crab meat.
A report for a 72-hour period
ending last Friday revealed
finfish landings totaled 18,400
pounds. Included was 16,000
pounds of red snapper, 1400
pounds of mullet and 1000
pounds of grouper.
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Three are fined,
25 are warned
for illegal fags
Owners of three automobiles
with out-of-state license plates
have been fined $25 and have
bought Jackson County tags.
Twenty-five others have
been warned to buy county
plates, according to sheriff
James Ira Grimsley.
The 25 are new residents of
Jackson County and have been
given a few days to purchase
local tags, the sheriff ex
He warned countians who
go lo other counties to buy
their tags. "These residents
will be denied homestead ex
emption if they are caught
with out-of-county licenses
for their automobiles," he
“Officers of Jackson County
and the three municipalities
are going to continue to crack
down on residents who buy li
censes elsewhere.
“As long as they use our
highways, streets and roads,
and send their children to our
schools, they are going to have
to pay their share of the
taxes,” he said.
Thieves break in
2 Pas businesses
Two Tuesday breakins in
Pascagoula netted thieves $2.40
and two gallons of root beer
Det. Foster Barrow said en
tries were made at Long’s
Transfer on Communy and
Market and an ice cream stand 1
on Market Street near Com
Thieves broke open the front
door of the storage building
and broke a window to gain
entry to the ice cream stand,
Barrow said.
No arrests have been made,
he added.
Surgery successful
says lad's mother
at county hospital
A Pascagoula youth was
in fair condition at noon
Thursday after being struck
by an auto Wednesday.
In Singing River Hospital is
Richard Murray, eight-year-old
son of the Edward J. Murrays
o£ S28 Sunset Drive.
He suffered abraisions and
internal injuries when he was
struck at Ingalls Avenue and
9th Street at 3:55 p.m.
Driver of the aaulomobile
was Curtis E. Thrash of 1203
Polk Avenue, according to
one of the investigating of
ficers. John C. Ledbetter,
assistant police chief.
Ledbetter said the child, a
- third - grade student at Our
Lady of Victories School, ran
in front of the Thrash car from
behind another passing ve
Apparently, the officer said,
the bumper of the Thrash auto
struck the boy in the side.
Richard underwent surgery
late Wednesday designed to
determine cause of internal
bleeding, his mother told the
Chronicle. She said Thursday
morning the operation was
The accident occurred
about a half-block from the
youth's home. Mrs. Murray
said Richard apparently was
running across the street on
his way home.
Ledbetter said Thrash is in
the Air Force. The assistant
chief was aided in the investi
gation by Ptns. L. W. Jones
and A. V. Lindsey and Lt. S.
H. Ezell.
He said no charges have
been filed.
In another accident late
Monday afternoon East Moss
Pointer James Pitts, 28, was
struck by a car driven by his
wife on Delmas Avenue in Pas
Ledbetter said Pitts was
hit by the auto when he
stepped from between two
cars into the path of the ve
Ledbetter said Mrs. Pitts
said she didn’t know she had
struck her husband.
Witnesses at first believed it
was a hit-and-run accident,
but Ledbetter said the wom
an was later told she had hit
her husband. She went to Sing
ing River Hospital where he
was treated.
His injuries were not serious
hospital authorities said.
Pitts is a worker at Ingalls.
County is asking
bids on new truck
Supervisors will open bids
Jan. 9 on a 1962 model 2H-ton
Specifications are in an ad
vertisement in this issue of the
Chronicle and at the office of
chancery clerk Wilbur G. Dees.
Muons are pictured from left: Keith B. Howell, king; E. F. Hayles. high prmi. and
Gaoroa L. Allan, *c*B»a. Thay wUl ba inRtaUad Jan. 4. Election wa* Dm;. 7.
a (Chronicia photo)
ed at a special meeting in their honor Saturday. The men served as master
of the lodge covering the period of 1928 to 1961. Past masters, and the year
they served are. from left: Harley E. Seay. 1943; E. W. Runnels, 1960;
Charles J. Landers. 1957; George E. Briggs, 1828; C. P. Humphreys. 1841;
Carol M. Colville, 1953; S. B. Mcllwain, 1930; Eli J. Smith. 1949; Chari* J.
Bogdahn, 1931; C. D. Ellerman, 1951; Charles A. Saliba, 1955; Floyd F.
Daniel, 1958; Roy C. Olson, 1954; Howard H. Rush, 1961; Peter Manko, Jr,,
1956; Robert L. Smith, Jr., 1959, and G. E. Cowart 1952. Not pictured are
Boyce Flsackerly, 1960, and George D. Rigby, 1940. (Clifford Stag# photo)

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