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-w - r ' -t THE CLARION-LEDGER, JACKSON, MISS., SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 19, 1951 PAGES Phantom Barber n Receives Freedom Pascagoula Man's Prison Term Ended William A. Dolan. "the Phantom Barber" of Pacagoula. whose case ettractrd nationwide attention in 1943 and later when he underwent lie detector tests at Parchman penitentiary, was given an Indefinite suspension of a 10-year prison sen tence Friday. Gov. Fielding L. Wright granted the long-time suspension, following inree years 01 ireeaom Dy the man Dolan. wh6 now lives in Bay St Louis, where he operates a 6mall snop. is described as fully rehabili tated and conducting himself as i respectable citizen. He has stoutly maintained his in nocence of the crime of assault and battery perpetrated upon a Mr. and Mrs. Heidelberg at Pascagoula In November, 1942. Dolan gained the name "phantom barber" because of the activities of a person who cut the hair of number of young women in the Pascagoula area and cast fear throughout the city. Although he also disclaimed any Knowledge of these acts, they ceased after his arrest and he was dubbed the phantom by the press and the ponulace of the area. Actually, he was convicted and sentenced for the cruel beating of Mr. Heidelberg, when the man dis covered a person in his house at tempting to cut the hair of his sleeping wife. After his sentence. Dolan served several years of his term at Parchman. Continued efforts by his wife to get the man a hearing before Gov Wright finally resulted in the state's chief executive going to Parchman to listen to first-hand pleas by Do Ian. A local private detective took a lie detector to the scene and tested Dolan in the presence of the gov ernor and members of the press. Dolan made protestations of in nocence and the lie detector report Indicated such, according to the detective. However. Gov. Wright discounted the test when he later gave the man a limited suspension of sentence on good behavior. Wright said at the time that he was not acting upon the strength of the lie detector showing, but that he had become convinced that there was some doublt as to the guilt of the man. and he was acting upon that premise. The initial suspension was granted in 1948. In another action Friday. Gov. Wright also granted an indefinite suspension to Jack Goodson, convicted in Leake county on a grand larceny count and sentenced to one year. The man has bec'n free for year under a limited suspension. Jackson Bankers To Hold Annual Banquet The Jac kscm chapter of the American Institute of Banking will hold Us annual banquet on the roof I the- Robert E. Lee hotel Satur day evening, May 19th. The American Institute of Banking is a na tion-wide bank education associa tion and conducts one of the lar gest adult educational programs in the country. Local membership in the Institute Includes a substantial majority of all employees of locnj banks, and some two hundred members and guests are expected to attend the annual banquet. Presiding at the meeting will be Andrew Warriner, Deposit Guaran ty Bank and Trust Company, presi dent of the local A.l.B. chapter Out of town guests who will parti cipate In the program include Al- tion . iiarr, iiirmingnam, Ala bama, vice president of the Ameri ran Institute of Banking; and A E. Roemershauser. New Orleans, Louisiana, member of the execu tive council of the American Institute of Banking. Other program high-lights include the award of educational certificates to local members, who have completed re quirements auring tne past years. and the presentation of a past president's key to Allen Bodet of the Commercial Bank and Trust Company. During the past year, the local chapter's debate team, composed of James D. Cox, Deposit Guaran ty Bank and Trust Company, and O. K. Pigott, Commercial Bank and Trust Company, won the Southeastern Regional debate com petition and reached the semi-finals in the national competition of the American Institute of Banking The outstanding record of these men will be acknowledged during the Saturday program by presen tation of debate keys. . The principal address of the evening will be given by Mr. Barr on the subject of banking educa tion. P'ollowing the program, dance music will be provided by Homer Hinton and his orchestra. Give 131 Pints Blood To Bank Laurel. May 18 Residents of Laurel and Jones county contrib uted 131 pints of blood to the Red Cross bloodmobile here on Thurs day, it was announced today. In addition 14 other citizens who of fered blocd were rejected for var- lous reasons. Some of the blocd was the rare type for which a special call came from Red Cross headquarters in Mobile at the last minute. (Eliixixm-JtAcitx MEMBFR OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tb Associated Press li ticluslvtly to-lit' to th use lor publication ol all eras liapatcBts credited to It or otherwise not credited in th.e paper and a.eo the locaJ newt publuhed herein. By carrier to Jackson Dally and Sunday. JOo wert, ll.ii month In all other territory by earner. Dally and Sunday 3oa week. S1.2A a month. MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES Dally by UaO By Mat) Motor Crit et RFD ta and on Stat Miss. Sunday Cm Tear 10 00 1J oo til M is Months 6 bO I SO a 00 Three Month .... 3 OO 3 IS 4 SO One Month - 1.00 1.21 l.SQ Back Papers, If available tOc per copy Currency or coin eenl oy ordinary mall 1 at your run Plea u tnonev order, draft or reentered letter In remitting Enured at th Jackson. Mlslipr. Poak orfftce Meond elasa matter Mall eubernption are not accepted re town and cttlei or to rural mutei where The Clarion Ledger carrier aerelre It maintain -d Mail aubiclpuoc are payable ta Mtaaca. rr Jacksonian Said Improving After A Heart Attack The condition of Joe Latham, well-known Jacksonian admitted to the Baptist hospital after a heart attack, was said to be Improved Friday. Attaches at the hospital said he was "resting fine." He was reportedly removed from under oxygen Friday morning, attaches said. Mr. Latham was admitted to the hospital around 12:20 a.m. Thursday after suffering a heart attack. He Is expected to be dismissed soon to his home, 1732 Devine street. Laurel Youth Accidentally Shot Carrying Shotgun On Tractor Laurel. May 18 Carrying a shot-eun on his tractor in the hcn of shooting rabbits as he cultivated 1 m a tieia 01 young corn proved tatai for 17-year-old Charles Ray Hall, student at Rainev Hieh School in sones county. The gun fell as the driver made a turn and the full lead struck him In the abdomen. Death came at a Laurel hospital several hours later. The victim was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Hall, route one Seminary, residing 14 miles west of Elllsville. A brother. Fat Hall, plowing a team of mules nearby, witnessed the tragedy and called his father immediately- Charles Rav unt rushed to a hospital here but died lasi night. State Income Taxes More Than $14 Million Income taxes for the state this year will amount to $14,341,005.60. the director of that division of the State Tax Commission revealed here Friday.. This will be a 32.6 percent in crease over last year's collections, and will mark an all - time hieh for income tax reports in Mississippi. ' The "hike" over last year Is said to be the result of higher salaries being paid in many in stances, due to cost of living increases and to the, probability that more people are employed than ever before. Actual increase in taxes collect ed for this year will be $3,274,117.-02. it is reported. Last year, the collection was $11,046,888.58. In 1949. the then hiehest collec tion 'on record, $13,688,593.75 was paid in income taxes in this state. This year, there have been re ported 55,903 taxable returns. Last year, the figure was 55,636 returns Since last year was a high in number of returns. 1951 now shows the highest, due to a 267 return in crease. Your Credit is Good on terms you'll like ffff 164 E Capitol St. A JEWELRY $227,668 Awarded For City Projects Goes For Street Paying And Sewerage The joint bid of Dunn Construction and Tyler Construction companies was announced ry city officials "as "low" in bids received by the Commission Monday for paving projects. The total $227,668.-09 bid included: Pavinj of Whitfield Mills Road, from Woodrow Wilson to Delta Drive. $84,086.95: Whitfield from Palmyra to Maderia street, $28,-840.69; Hawthorn Drive from Sherwood Drive to Brookwood Road, $78,115.65: Fryant Avenue from St. Charles street to Jayne avenue, $18,177.75; Clinton Avenue from Fryant to Houston. $4,926.30; Hite Street, from Bailey Avenue to Wood. $4,206; Gardner street from Broadmeadow to Brook Drive. $2,-747.20; Broadmeadow from Gardner to Naples Road, $3,129.30; and also widening of the corner of Pascagoula and Gallatin streets, $7,-179.30. The Commission took action to withhold paving of Oakride Drive, from the Old Canton Road to Meadowbrook, after the $64,317.25 bid was awarded the Delta Paving company. Authorities said the city council would hold the bid under advisement, until more rights-of-way have been secured from property owners in that section. Delta Paving company was a-warded bids for the following paving : Ellis Avenue from Capitol street south. $15,088. The total bid of Delta Paving company, includ ing that portion of Oakridge Drive which was withheld until later, was $90,703.65. B. E. Walker was awarded the contract for sewer construction work in the city, which totaled $116,443.25. Walker's bid for $17, 372.50 was approved for water mains to be constructed in the city also. The sewers to be installed In cludes work in the Pine Hills area. Arbor Hills. Terry Road and Sha- dowlawn subdivision. Joe Keith To Announce For Public Service Commissioner Joe Keith, local public accountant and former state official, said here Friday that he will announce shortly as a candidate for public service commissioner for the cen tral district of Mississippi. e win see the office now held by Homer Casteel, Canton. presently chairman of the com mission. Mr. Keith said he would sive his formal announcement within a few days and qualify for the race. The new candidate is a former employe of the State Tax Commis sion and was for some years as sistant State Motor Venicle Comptroller. He also served at one time as an attache of the General Legislative Investigating Committee in mapping rules for the motor ve- hlfle comptroller s office. Keith is a veteran oi world war XL chic -j; 1 c., 3f i City Hall Gets New Face-Lifting; A Coat Of Paint! Jackson's City Hall is presently undergoing a face lifting." But, 'the belated Spring cleaning job is being applied with paint brushes! This 109 year-old structure, built back in 1842 by slave labor, will be brightened up with a shade nearly grey, but specifically what is called "off white." The last painting the stately old Municipal building has had dates back 12 or 15 years ago. City Engineer Josh Halbert recalled as he watched the painter's beginning work late . Friday afternon. The contract, awarded during the early part of 1951 to Westerfield, also includes "patching the plaster," the workmen stated. They expect to conclude the paint-job in about three weeks. Tougaloo President Receives Ph. D. President Harold C. Warren of Tougaloo College this week received one of the highest degrees in the field of Education. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by five faculty members of the University of Pennsylvania. Doctor Warren and his wife have just returned to the Tougaloo campus after a two weeks trip to Pennsylvania for his oral and final examination. Members of the examining team highly commended President Warren for his excellent score. THE LOWEST PRICES IN THE SOUTH on THIS QUALITY MERCHANDISE! COMPARE! 6,000 To Choose From! THERE'S NOT A BETTER SELECTION IN MISS. IV BUY HIM SOLID COLOR CREPES i There s not a shirt in the South that will equal this quality for the low Price! v GREEN, GRAY, BLUE, TAN. John W. Washington , Dies In Capital Ex-Slave Was Former Jackson Resident Washington. May 18 John Wesley Washington. 108-year-old ex-slave whose, portrait by Mrs. Marie Hull, Jackson. Mississippi artist, hangs in the Negro recreational and community center building in West Jackson, is dead. Washington, who was' born on the old Perkins plantation of Madison County, but went to nearby Jackson to live after he was "freed," died Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 pjn. Saturday. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery here. The elderly Negro, who may have been the oldest person in the nation capital, lived here with two stepsons since the death of his daughter' Josie B. Washington, longtime Jackson school teacher. Relatives here said Jackson survivors include Janie B. Johnson, a niece and wife of a dentist. Before moving to Washiri jn, he engaged in the real estate business at Jackson. He often reminisced of his days as a slave in Mississippi. He recalled that his master's daughter taught him to read and write, and attributed his long life to sobriety and "taking it easy." He read from the Bible every day. The portrait of Washington by Mrs. Hull in the Negro Community Center has been pointed out to many visitors by Jackson's city officials since completion of the project. Lt. John Myers and his Marines from the USS Charleston participated in the capture of Guam from the Spanish June 20, 1898. Ml ill A SHIRT YOU'LL LOVE! Sizes: Sheriff Jones "Un-Proud" Owner Of A Lady Rabbit Sheriff Albert Jones was, late Friday, the "un-proud" owner of a lady rabbit which is being swapped by the American Legion in a membership drive. The ill-at-ease sheriff was searching frantically for a new member of the Legion whom he must collect dues from and report before he can rid himself of the animal. Once the sheriff gets a member, he can turn the beast over to some other membership getter, if that person hasn't ben "inoculated" by getting a membership since May 10. The contest is running fast. The rabbit will soon bear her young. Nobody wants more than one rabbit. . .not even a sheriff. Medical Society Asks Flouridation Of The City's Water Supply Dentists of Jackson, members of the Central Medical Society, met recently to redemmend the flouridation of the Jackson Municipal Water supply. According to Secretary, Dr. B. A. Cohen, "numerous studies have demonstrated the decreased incidence of dental decay on a long range basis where flourides have been added to the water supply." A resolution, passed by the Central Medical Society with reference to the flouridation of the water supply, was approved by the group on May 15. The resolution states that the members of the Central Medical Society from Jackson "do specifically recommend to the Mayor and "HIS" GIFTS! LAD PLISSE EA. 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