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Wednesday, March 20, 1957
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ij . m i (: "' 1 VV" i entitle Still Cloudy Partly cloudy through Wednesday. Winds mostly southerly, five to 15 mph. Sunrise, 6:29 a.m. Sunset, 6:38 p.m. 'Tis a Privilege to Li ve in Central Florida Vol. 67 -No. 207 Orlando, Florida, Wednesday, March 20, 1937 TELKPHONB . C J-4411 Cts. 32 Pages m FRANK BREWSTER . . . Worried :v; . ) X t 7 : . . . Amused if . . . Confident Buildings Closer TALLAHASSEE Wl The bond financed state office building construction program moved forward another step yesterday. The cabinet approved lease-purchase agreements with the development commission fqr the Winter Park structure and the addition to the Carlton Bldg. here. - Approval of the agreements was the final preliminary to petitioning the Leon County circuit court to validate the bonds. A $1.1 million issue is planned to finance the new branch capital at Winter Park and a $2,350,000 Issue is contemplated to build a new wing to the newly occupied Carlton Bldg. The agreements formalize the plan to have state agencies occupying the new structures pay rentals which will be used to service the bonds. WEU Approves LONDON UPi The Western European Union WEU yesterday approved Britain bringing home 13,000 of her 75,000 NATO troops in Germany in the next year. Larceny Law Cited In Probe Grand Jury Indicts Hoffa WASHINGTON tf A Senate rackets investigation rolled out a mass of evidence yesterday that Frank W. Brewster, a top Teamsters Union official, applied cash from the union till to a home, racing stable, and costly tailor-made suits. There was evidence, too, that the president of the Teamsters Western Conference doubled up on expense accounts and got some of the gifts the union spread around at Christmas time. FINALLY, AFTER the grilling had gone on for hours, the investigators cited larceny laws to the sweating, squirming witness. - Sen. McClellan D-Ark, chairman of the special committee looking into alleged labor-industry racketeering, said yes- terday's testimony "on the face of it clearly indicates that some of those funds have been misappropriated" and that Brewster benefitted personally. MEANWHILE A federal grand jury in Washington yesterday indicted James R. Jimmy Hoffa, another top deader of the Teamsters Union, on charges of setting up a conspiracy to buy secrets of the senate rackets investigation. Hoffa was arrested last Wednesday night by the FBI, and Chmn. McClellan said he was "very gratified" at the prompt indictment. INDICTED WITH Hoffa was Hyman I. Fischbach, a Miami lawyer, who McClellan said last week acted as an agent for Hoffa in what the senator pictured as a plot to plant a spy in the midst of the investigators. BREWSTER SAID he could prove before the committee adjourned for the day he never used union money "for selfish purposes." That wasn't accomplished, and the hearing goes on again today. It was Robert F. Kennedy, committee counsel, who quoted the state of Washington's law that anyone who secretes, withholds or appropriates funds of other persons in his custody is guilty of larceny. "Would you say, Mr. Brewster," Kennedy asked in severe tones, "that when you used union funds to pay your personal bills . . . this was larceny?" WITH PERSPIRATION oozing from his brow, Brewster said it was a legal question he was incapable of answering. ' In Seattle, Dave Beck said yesterday the million and a half members of the Teamsters' Union will be asked to give financial and moral support to officers indicted for contempt of Congress. - Eg ypt To Blast Israeli Ships 12 Seriously Injured 5 Killed 'As Jax Elevator Crashes I Govt Lottery Would Make Every Man Kititf WASHINGTON CP) If Rep. Paul A. Fino R-NY had his way, each of us would have a chance to become as rich as Charles Van Doren. And we wouldn't need to memorize the encyclopedia either. For Fino is a persistent, and enthusiastic, supporter of a national lottery. HE SAYS the Govt has thought of about- every way to raise money except the painless way. Under a lottery, he believes, citizens will be eager to fork over their money to the U.S. Treasury in the hope of winning a big prize. Van Doren, a $4,000 a year college teacher, picked up $129,000, before taxes, in a television quiz. Fino hasn't worked out details on how big the big prize would be in a national lottery. But it should be considerable sinci. he has told the House he believes the annual take could run as high as $10 billion. 1 For five years Fino has argued for a national lottery, but he hasn't made much progress with his colleagues. "They feel it's a hot potato," he said yesterday. 1 I I JACKSON VILLE--P) A construction elevator, loaded with 17 workmen getting ready to go home from work, plunged five floors to the ground at the new Duval County Courthouse yesterday. Five were killed. ' Some wives of the men, waiting on the street -and in parked cars, were among the horrified eyewitnesses. RESCUERS RUSHED 12 injured to hospitals where their condition was reported serious or critical. Witnesses said they heard a snap apparently a cable giving way and the elevator Stricken Wives Await Below; Eyewitnesses See Open Cage Fall smacked to the ground. "It sounded like an explosion," one said. "Then there were screams," said Bob Barsh, an insulation superintendent who was standing on the ground. "To describe it is hell," he said. "Bodies were all piled up, and there were cries of 'help! I'm dying!' " Police listed these dead: George Edward Leach, 31, Dewey Wood, 45, Glenn D. Idol, 25, and Jack Monroe Thomasson, 24; and Dave At-more, 56.' Eight injured were reported at Duval Medical Center; three at St. Luke's Hospital; and two at Baptist Hospital. The elevator was on the outside of the new courthouse, a seven-story building being constructed along the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville. The dead and injured were removed from the scene within minutes after the crash at 4:25 p.m. Waring R. Barbee, operator of a used car lot across the street, said he ran to the elevator when it fell. "At first I thought it was only three or four men on it because they' were in layers," he said. "Then I saw they were piled up four deep." t lost A J CP) 5PWm K)t)T jjf jjLaij (''' jff A Guns Set To Guard Aqaba Gulf Ben-Gurion Talks Of War CAIRO (INS) Egyptian in formants said last night gun positions on the Saudi Arabian coast have been ordered to open fire on any Israeli vessels trying to get through the Gulf of Aqaba. The first critical test of the freedom of navigation issue could come today when the 1,000-ton freighter Pandora is scheduled to make a southward run through the waterway from the Israeli port of Elath. The Pandora, which was named the Queen of Sheba and flew the Israeli flag until recently, now flies the Costa Rican flag. ISRAELI PREMIER David Ben-Gurion was quoted yesterday as saying Israel will go to war if Egypt attempts to keep Israeli ships out of the Gulf of Aqaba. The white-haired Israeli leader stated this determina tion in an interview published in Newsweek magazine. "If Nasser tries to block our historic and legal passage into the Gulf of Aqaba." Ben-Gurion was quoted by the magazine, "we will meet him not at a peace table, but elsewhere with our armies." Early Arrivals For The Tallahassee iloedown Orlando Firm Included Gas Firms To Spend $130 Million In State ST. PETERSBURG W! Establishment of a natural gas industry in Florida with investments of more than $130 million was announced last night. F. E. Stanley, president of both the Houston, Texas, Gas and Oil Corp. and the newly formed Houston Corp., made the announcement at a dinner attended by many Florida utilities leaders. Both corpora tions will have home offices here. BANKS HERE SET RECORD IN CLEARINGS Orlando's five commercial banks yesterday reported a one-day record $14,154 949.-16 in clearings.' A bank official commented that cashing of bonds was brisk but added that "business is very good too." Citizens National Bank re-ported $3,055,985.24 in debits; First National Bank at Orlando, $8,103,560.61; College Park National Bank, $399,882.72; Colonial Bank, $574,432.84, and Florida National Bank at Orlando, $2,-021,087.75. STANLEY SAID THE Hous ton Corp. will buy the existing gas distribution systems at Miami, Lakeland and Daytona Beach, all from the Florida Power and Light Co.; at Jacksonville from the Jacksonville Gas Co.; at Orlando and Win ter Haven from the South Atlantic Gas Co.; and at Eustis, Mount Dora and Umatilla from the Triangle Gas. Co. Natural gas also will be sup plied to 39 other Florida com munities to be served either through new facilities or ex isting systems. THIS OPE.NS a new era in Florida's economic develop ment," said B. R. Fuller, execu tive director of the Florida Development Comm.- Stanley said Florida Power and Light Co. will use 100 million cubic feet of gas a day in generating electricity, and GAS, Pg. 3A, Col. 5 m&msi 'much worth hearing." A Quick Smile A woman of cynical Missouri stock, was complaining about the ineffectiveness of her hear ing aid. "Why not get a new one? her son inquired. "No," she replied wistfully, "not for $200. There isn't that Risihts Bill Advanced In Senate WASHINGTON W A Senate judiciary subcommittee overrode Southern opposition yesterday and approved the Eisenhower administra tion's civil rights bill. By a 4-2 vote, the group sent the measure to the full judiciary committee. Subcommit tee Chmn. Hennings D-Mo said he would press there for quick action. The vote divided Northern and border state Senators against the subcommittee's two Southern members. Reportedly for the bill were Hennings and Sens. O'Ma-honey D-Wyo, Watkins R-Utah and Hruska R-Neb. Against it were Sens. Ervin D-NC and Olin Johnston ID-SCJ. A similar measure has been recommended by the House ludiciary committee, ana is awaiting rules committee clearance for floor debate. State Needs 8538 Million Budget Requests Make New Taxes 'Certain' By 'JIM HARDEE Sentinel Tallahtisee Bureau TALLAHASSEE The Cabinet Budget Comm. yesterday recommended a 1957-59 opera ting and construction budget of $538 million, making new taxes for Florida virtually certain. While the cabinet's recommendations leaves $32,811,571 in anticipated revenue untouched, it does not take into account appropriations the Legislature will make on its own initiative or more than $250 million in proposals the Legislature will be asked to enact. AFTER THE cabinet met and approved the budget, Gov. Le-Roy Collins said he will have additional requests of his own requiring appropriations. But he still declined to comment specifically on the ob vious necessity for new taxes if the state is to operate on the recommended budget and en- Appeal To Collins Teachers To Fight For Pay Raises See Story Page 3 A The Orange County Classroom Teachers Assn. yesterday said it was going to do "something positive" about a pay raise. The group's board of directors fired off a determined 300-word telegram to Gov. Le-Roy Collins who Monday rejected a proposed $1,100 salary hike and: SCHEDULED a meeting with Earl Kipp, county super intendent of public instruction, today to discuss the situation. Decided to ask the county legislative delegation how it stands on the pay question during local bill hearings Thursday in the courthouse. - Set up a special assembly of classroom teachers for 8 p.m. Friday at Howard Junior High School Auditorium to report what it has learned. "GOVERNOR, we are tired of being political footballs," the board said in its telegram to Collins, who called the proposed raise "unrealistic and unsound." "Our county officials say the responsibility for further salary raises rests' on the state legislature," the wire continued. "You say this is in no sense a responsibility of the state legislature. We teachers see it to be the responsibility of both the county and the state and since the counties have not given us a just increase in wages, we appeal to you." joy other services which he and the legislature say are mandatory for a growing state. "I'LL STAND on my previous statement," he said, re ferring to earlier comments that the state could get by with out new taxes but that it should not get by at the ex pense of needed services. Not included in the budget are multi-million dollar pro posals for schoolteacher salary increases, school construction, nuclear development,' right-of- way purchase for roads and increasing old age assistance. THE CABINET compromised TAXES, Pg. 3A, Col. 2 Liz Expecting NEW YORK (IMS) Michael Todd and Elizabeth Taylor verified over long distance telephone to Hollywood columnist Louella Parsons that they expect a baby in November. Blast Kills 4 TACOMA, Wash. (W An explosion rocked the Columbia powder plant at Frederick- son south of here this after noon. The Pierce County coro ners of nee. -said positively there were four persons killed in the blast. Inside Today int. lsit.Atia premier saia he would prefer to meet with A To n -Jo Tc an4 Ti'ywL- t f 4 settlement but he had little hope that could happen. Ben-Gurion also was quoted as saying Israel was looking to the U. S. to see to it that its richts in th Anaha and flflza areas would be protected. Pres. Eisenhower,. Ben-Gurion said, told Israel in a letter that "we would have no regrets if we withdrew." "For me this was more valid than any treaty between nations." IN OTHER Mideast developments: UN Sec. Gen. Dag Hammar-skjold left New York for showdown talks in Cairo and Jerusalem on the new crisis. Egypt announced officially that all vessels using the Suez Canal when it reopens will have to pay tolls to the Egyptian Canal Authority in advance. In London, a British foreign office spokesman called the Egyptian announcement "dis quieting." ISRAEL SAID a new clash occurred on the Jordanian border between 10 armed "infiltrators" and an Israeli patrol. No casualties were reported. Egypt and Saudi Arabia claim the narrow Tiran straits at the entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba are inside their respective territorial waters. Informed sources said the MIDEAST, Pg. 2A, Col. 31 Cracker Jim Hit shore looks to me like them there drizzle-drazzle are done with for a day or two, an them Yankeefolks what's hankerin for Comics 6C Editorial 6A Financial 4B Movies 11A Obits 12B Radio-TV 7C Sports IB State 3A Weather 12B Women 8A HANSBROUGH AUCTIONS TODAY 10:30 A.M. 500 lots. home, warehouse Allandale, auburban Dajtona. M that sunshine is gonna git what they want today and tomorrow. From the way them animal critters are eatin real hongry like an kickin up their heels hits gonna be rite nice and fine for a while. I aint lookin for none of them real dark clouds today, in fact iffin we have any atall they had oughter be nearbout-en cotton white. BANK CLEARINGS 14,154,949.1S $4,878,939.03

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