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Tallahassee April 15, 1963 Section Two 9 No Coins In Fountain At Fountain! There are no coins in the fountain of the Fountain Restaurant today. The Fountain's fountain was reported pilfered over the weekend. Sheriff's deputies said the west Tennessee restaurant reported that whoever stole all the coins from the "wishing fountain" in front of the restaurant also took a pair of coin boxes from paper racks standing nearby. An estimated $7 was taken, the deputies said. Other breakins reported to the Leon County Sheriff's Department over the weekend included a theft of $210 worth of tools from the Mack Truck Garage on U.

S. 90 West. Deputies said the rear door of the truck repair garage was forced open and several expensive drills and wrenches taken. The tools are marked with the initials H-E-C-T--R, the deputies said. Charles Stephens, 1814 Trimble said someone took a hatchet from his back porch and knocked open the rear door of his house about 11 a.m.

yesterday. Four silver dollars were taken, he said. Robert A. Bannerman's Landscaping office on Lake Bradford road was reported broken into and ransacked over a the weekend. Nothing has yet been reported missing.

4 Are Injured In 3 Accidents Over Weekend Two city traffic accidents Saturday night and one Sunday resulted in four reported injuries and two citations. Officer Henry Estes said a collision at Call and Calhoun streets at 8:30 p.m. Saturday injured both drivers, Lonnie L. Ryder, 18, 1121 E. Tennessee and Celia Kay Kelley, 19, 734 N.

Gadsden St. Also reported injured was a passenger in the Ryder car, Barry McCarroll, 18, 2027 Chowkeebin Nene. Lonnie Ryder was charged with failure to yield right of way at a traffic light, causing an accident resulting in personal injury. His car received $1,000 damage in the crash and the Kelley car received $800 damage. A street marker at the intersection received an estimated $200 damage.

The injured were treated at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and released. CAR HITS DITCH A collision with a ditch at 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Trescott and Blythe streets caused apparently minor injuries to Jack R. Bodne, 379 Morningside Dr. He was not charged in the accident and his car was not damaged.

Bodne told Patrolman J. B. Lawson that he was turning around and his headlights shone over the ditch so that he didn't see it. He was treated at TMH and released. A 10:45 a.m.

collision at Pensacola and Woodward streets resulted in a citation against one of the drivers, yesterday. No injuries were reported in the twocar collision, Officer Tommy Traylor said Julie Delettre Orr, 19, 209 Cawthon Hall, was charged with reckless driving by failing to grant the right of way to oncoming traffic. He said her car received $100 damage and the other vehicle, driven by Ralph Eugene Parish, 27, Pipkins Trailer Park, received $150 damage. Wounded Men Are Recovering Two men wounded by a shotgun blast in a Saturday afternoon dispute about a dog appeared to be recovering from their injuries today. Hospital authorities said Carol Mills, 28, is in good condition with shotgun wounds to his right arm and the right side of his face.

James Alvin Smith, 21, is reported in fairly good condition with a wound to his right thumb. Both men live on route: 2, near Chaires. According Sheriff's Department report, they were at the home of Harvey Smith, listed as step-brother of Mills, when they became involved in a dispute about James Smith's dog. The report has statements from Harvey Smith and from Mills's wife, Gertrude Mills, that a 12- gauge shotgun and a 16 gauge shotgun were brought out of the Harvey Smith house and placed on the hood of a pickup truck during the argument. When it appeared that the argument was over, the witnesses said, several people reached for the guns at once and one of them went wounding the two men.

The Sheriff's Department the shooting as accidental. Fuqua Urges National Debt Reduction Congressman Don Fuqua still hopes for passage of his bill providing for reduction of the federal debt at the rate of one per cent per year. "If we were to begin making such repayments, ourselves to blance exforcing, penditures, thereby balancing the budget, we could provide fo for the payment of a part of the national debt each year," he said in his current report from Washington. "It seems to me that this nation cannot indefinitely stand the strain of unbalanced budgets such as we have seen in the past two decades. Already, the interest alone takes considerable bites out of our government's income each year.

I would hope that we might be successful in getting this bill passed, but at least we are calling attention in this fashion to this situation which concerns us all." FAMILY BUDGET Rep. Fuqua compared the federal deficit with an ordinary family budget as follows: The husband earns $780 a month and in one month wrote checks for $1,020, including one check to pay $32.74 interest on the family debt of more than $30,000. "Just add a string of seven zeros to these family figures," he said, "and you have the U. S. Treasury's running balance sheet for January of 1963.

Incidentally, nearly two-thirds of the $7.8 billion the government took in came from income taxes." Fuqua said he believes this Congress may "turn out to be economy minded, vitally concerned with the fiscal integrity of the nation," although it is too early to make an accurate prediction. He pointed to success of several economy metsures which he supported. Deleted from the Interior Department budget were proposals to spend $5.4 million to remodel the Civil Service Commission building to house certain art galleries of the Smithsonian Institution, and to spend $1.6 million to build a national art museum, Fuqua said he felt these matters could wait in view of the many essential services that must be provided. EASTER SEALS -Donations to Easter Seals have gone to purchase more therapy equipment at the Easter Seal Foundation in Tallahassee. The young man is being treated by clinic director Bob West for a muscle in his leg which pulls the foot forward causing it to become paralyzed.

This equipment provides the treatment and also tells the operator to what extent the muscle and nerve are damaged. It then shows how much the nerve needs to be re-activated. Forest Fires Devastate Taylor Acreage 1,000 Acres Burned; Arsonists Suspected tated today after a day and State Forest Service to 100 deliberately set fires High winds and low humidity combined to create a major threat to 100,000 acres of rich timber after the first fires were about 3:30 p.m. John discovered, fire control director for the Forest Service, said the arson activity continued until 9 p.m. tie.

said he concluded some of fires were set by time devices because fires broke out in areas after they had been checked. Eighteen fire fighting crews fought through the night along a 15-mile front. They were called in from Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden, Madison and Jefferson Counties. Other crews were alerted as far away as Lake City and Ocala when the threat was at its height. Equipment was brought in from these distant points.

AIRCRAFT USED More than 50 men, three aircraft, 15 tractors and other equipment converged in the danger area. In addition to Forest Service investigators, Sheriff's forces, local law enforcement officers and the Highway Patrol joined in the fight to find or halt the fire "sets." Losses, representing some of North Florida's finest woodlands, were largely on property of Buckeye Cellulose Canal Timber Co. and the Weaver-Louthridge foresters said. The "sets" began along U. S.

27 about eight miles north of Perry and continued along this heavily traveled highway to about seven miles south of Perry. The last "sets," about 9 p.m., were in the area of Foley where a major Fire fire tower occurred operators sassaid they saw many blazes spring up in short spaces of time, some of them near towers. Fires on Buckeye-Cellulose land were reported out this morning with the others under control, barring unfavorable weather or Alligator Point Fire Threatens ALLIGATOR POINT Fire, blamed led on carelessness, broke out yesterday just west of the Atkinson Marina and briefly threatened homes in the area. The Franklin County fire control unit was able to control the blaze after it had burned about two acres. the State Forest Service reported.

Agents To Attend Law Conference Special agents Tony Smilgin and Richard F. Marsh will represent the Florida Sheriffs Bureau at the Eighth Annual National Law Enforcement Conference i in Los Angeles, Thursday through Saturday. The agents will hear John L. McClellan and Commissioner Henry L. Giordano of the U.

S. Bureau of Narcotics, as featured speakers. The conference will focus attention on organized crime and ways to combat it. acres of forest lay devasnight battle to control what investigators said were from 50 along US 27 in this area. (new "sets," Bethea said.

The Highway Patrol this morning reported no hazard to highway travel in the fire area. Disabled Boat Towed To Port PANACEA Three Tallahasseeans were towed to port Sunday after spending Saturday night on the Gulf in their disabled cruiser. They were not harmed. The three are Mr. and Mrs.

Robert Rhodes and Miss Patricia Perry. They were towed in about 11 a.m. Sunday by Peter Fenn of Capt. W. S.

Schley said three CG Auxiliary boats and a CG airplane were searching when Fenn contacted the disabled craft. Rhodes told Schley that he broke down about 17 miles south of the Ochlockonee River late Sunday. A fishing camp operator had advised Schley early Sunday morning that the boat trailer and car had been there overnight and the search was begun. Rhodes said he used a rope and cut the top out of a five gallon gas can to improvise sea anchor which held his position. He said they had plenty of food and water but suffered some from high winds on the Gulf.

DESTRUCTION BY ARSONISTS -Florida Forest Service investigators say 50 to 100 fires were deliberately set yesterday along US 27 for a 15-mile stretch in the vicinity of Perry, resulting in destruction of more than 1,000 acres of North Florida's finest timber. Men and equipment from five counties worked through most of last night to extinguish or bring the fires under control. off, lists Accident Victim Dies In Hospital Roy Haas, 76, of Rossville, injured Thursday in a three car crash on U. S. 19-98-27 about 10 miles south of Perry, died at 11:35 p.m.

Saturday in the J. Hillis Miller Medical Center the University of Florida, Gaines ville. The crash also took the life of 73. She apparently was killed inHaas' a wife, Mrs. Eva K.

Haas, stantly. Remaining in fair condition in the medical center are P. C. Worden, 53, of Chicago, who suffered knee cuts and stomach injuries; Marjorie Leavitt, 35, of Chicago, who suffered a factured left arm and body cuts and bruises; Lawrence Clark, 61, of Minneapolis, who suffered face and knee cuts, and his wife, Mary, who suffered numerous injuries. The Florida Highway Patrol said Haas pulled his car from behind a truck and struck a car driven by Clark.

Worden's car, following Clark's, skidded into the rear of Clark's auto. Chester E. Stokes, 55, of Marianna, is listed as improved in Gadsden County Hospital, suffering from injuries received in two-car crash April 5 on U. S. 90 in the community of Douglas City.

Hospital officials said he is now in satisfactory condtion. Also satsfactory are Mrs. Stella Stokes, 43, and Mrs. Josie McQuaig of Marianna, both passengers in his auto. Released from the hospital has been Walter Kenneth Maxwell, 54, of Gretna, driver of the second car.

Maxwell suffered face cuts and bruises, a chest injury and broken ribs. Mrs. Stokes suffered cuts on the legs and thighs. Stokes 40 8 Head To Visit Here Neil Wellman and Lowery Davis of West Palm Beach, top state officals in the American Legion's organization will be in Tallahassee today and Tuesday to visit and be honored by Tallahassee's Voiture 1120 of the Wellman is grand chef de gare and Davis is grand correspondent. They will be honored tonight at a social at 7, dinner 7:30 and promenade at 8:30 at the American Legion Home at Lake Ella.

A motorcade will meet them at the city limits to escort them to the Legion home. Voyager Hugh Williams Jr. is in charge. John Bond is chef de gare and Glenn Field is correspondent for the Tallahassee organization. Wellman and Davis will visit the Legislature tomorrow.

Tallahassee Man Charged By City Police In Quincy QUINCY-Edwin W. Carrol of Tallahassee was charged with failure to yield the right of way and causing an accident by Patrolman L. A. Butler, Saturday afternoon. Police reports show that a car driven by Willie A.

Rabon of Quincy stopped his vehicle on East Jefferson and North Love streets to make a left turn when his car was struck in the rear by the Carroll vehicle. Police estimated total damages at $400. Rovetta To Speak Dean Charles Rovetta of the Florida State University School of Business, will speak at a meeting of the Tallahassee Lodging and Restaurant Association, tomorrow at 12:30 at the Floridan Hotel. suffered body cuts and bruises, numerous broken ribs and a lung injury. Mrs.

McQuaig suffered body cuts and bruises. Linda L. Waddell, 15, of Panama City, has been released from Calhoun County Hospital in Blounstown and Janice Ann Stewart, 20, of Panama City, is being released from the hospital today. They were injured April 7 when the car the Waddell girl was, driving overturned on the Blountstown Highway near ford. She suffered a broken right arm, a severe body cut and a dislocated shoulder.

Miss Stewart suffered a broken arm, broken pelvis, broken cheek bone and a severe face cut. Russell Novak, 17, of St. Petersburg, I has been released from Carrabelle Hospital, and his brother, Mark Anthony Novak, 16, also of St. Petersburg, is duled to be released They were injured Thursday when the car driven by Russell overturned four times on U. S.

319 about 16 miles north of Carrabelle. Russell suffered body cuts and bruises and Mark suffered numerous broken bones and body cuts. TWO CARS DEMOLISHED, THREE PEOPLE HURT-A collision in the intersection of High Road and Tharpe street last night sent three people to the hospital with apparently minor injuries. One driver was charged with driving on the wrong side of the road, the other was cited for speeding. (Democrat Photo) DEATHS Mrs.

John P. Mrs. John P. (Margaret) MacCarthy, 89, of Winthrop, mother of Arthur MacCarthy of Tallahassee, died at 7 a.m. today at her home.

She had been ill since January when she fell on icy steps and broke a shoulder. She later fell from a chair and broke a hip. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. John O'Malley Funeral Home in Winthrop will handle arrangements. Surviving in addition to her son, who left this morning by plane for Winthrop, is a sister, Mrs.

Charles H. Martin, and a daughter, Frances M. Shea, both of Winthrop. The Rev. J.

E. Till Sr. The Rev. Jacob Elvin Till 68, died suddenly last night during services of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

He resided at 1506 Milton St. He was a native of Butler County, and had lived in Florida for the past 39 years and in Tallahassee for 34 years. The Rev. Mr. Till was minister of the gospel of the Pentecostal Holiness Church for 46 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Lee Till; two sons, Chaplain Jacob E. Till Elgin Air Force Base and Maurice A. Till of Jacksonville; three ters Mrs. James R.

Barineau and Mrs. D. Frank Barineau, both of Tallahassee, and Mrs. Herbert E. Rudd of Greenville, S.

12 grandchildren; one brother, the Rev. C. B. Till of Wausau, two sisters, Mrs. C.

M. Gardner of Tallahassee and Mrs. W. C. Pouncy of Montgomery, Ala.

Mrs. Minnie C. Mathis Mrs. Minnie C. Mathis, 64.

of Tallahassee, died Saturday in Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. today from the Havana Baptist Church with the Rev. C. H.

Cook It Happened Deaths TILL, The Rev. Jacob Elvin, Tallahassee. Died suddenly Stast night. Funeral to be announced. MATHIS.

Mrs. Minnie hassee. Died Saturday. Funeral today at 4 p.m. MacCARTHY, Mrs.

John Mass. Died today. Arrangements incomplete. Hospital News Admissions for April 13: Mrs. Christine King: Delbert Brett: Mrs.

Shirley Denise Tremer; Chambers; Mrs. Diane Miss Cham- ces Blount: Mrs. Ollie Russ: Mrs. Jessie Mathes; Mrs. Addie McClellan; Mrs.

Amanda Mears; Mrs. lie Mae Ausley; Mrs. Madie Malinow; Richard Filgo; James Britt; Charles Booth; James Smith: Robert Barwick; Mrs. Ola Hall; Martha Hayes; Miss Doris Bailey. Admissions for April 14: Terry Ripingill, 2032 Chowkeebin Nene; Helen Roussey, Crawfordville; Melvin Pope 933 Carraway Macon Joe Metcalf, Panacea; Mrs.

Jessie Green, Perry: Wilford Deason, Bristol; Mrs. Helen DeVane; 2906 Perry Road; Mrs. Mildred Whitehead, 3507 Apalachee Jessie Scott Rt. Mrs. Thetus Goff, Woodville; Robert Bell, Graceville; J.

B. Rabon, Marianna; Mrs. Mercedes Avilla, Key West; Mrs. Jean Hammitt. 537 E.

Seventh Quintus Vinzant, 1708 Stuckey Ave. Discharged April 13: Mrs. Charles Lake and baby; Mrs. Hilda ParraMrs. Jackie Dykes; Jim Nobles: C.

D. Peak; Vicki Foss; Mrs. Mary Messer: Joe Pickles; Mrs. Lena Newell; Mrs. Dee Donaldson; Henry Hamrick; Paul Hinson; Paul Schmidt Piggot Mrs.

Inez Walker; Theodore Betz. Discharged April 14: Denise Chambers: Mrs. Madie Malinow; Mrs. Christine King: Mrs. Hazel Maiwald; Mrs.

Maymie Alday; Jay Duggar; Woodrow Bell; Mrs. Margaret Taylor; Mrs. Sadie Burkhart; George Joiner: Ms. Joyce Adams; Mrs. Doris Robison.

3 Injured In Collision A two-car collision at Thorpe street and High road at 8:20 last night injured three people and resulted in traffic charges against both drivers. Both cars were demolished in the crash. John McDonald, 24, route 4, was treated at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for a bruised left arm and released. A passenger in his car, Roy H. Downs, 43, route 4, was treated at TMH and released.

He was reported to have received broken fingers and head lacerations in the crash. The driver of the other car, James Fielding Weatherly, 18, 306 E. Lakeshore was treated at TMH for lacerations about the arms and face and was released. Trooper James Hawkins said McDonald was charged with driving on the wrong side of the road and Weatherly was cited for speeding. Assisting Hawkins in investigating the accident were Sgt.

John Corley and Officer Tom McAlpin of the Tallahassee Police Department. Grand Ridge Will Dedicate New Post Office Fire Alarms p.m., 803 W. Jetferson investigation, smoke, no fire. Saturday-5 p.m., Brighton road, fire reported, no fire found. a.m., 1020 Goodbread Lane, heater ignited curtains, out arrival.

a.m., 721 Crossways house afire, quickly extinguished. Fire and smoke damage to back porch and attic. out on arrival. A a.m., 2318 Mahan and the Rev. H.

O. Laning, officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy with Butler-Morgan Funeral Home in charge. She was a native of Red Level, and was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Tallahassee. She is survived by two sons, L.

G. Hitson of Quincy and B. R. Hitson of Havana; four daughters, Mrs. Henry V.

Johnston of Quincy Mrs. M. H. Mott of Havana, Mrs. T.

W. Touchton of Havana, and Mrs. R. E. Thompson of Jacksonville, N.

four brothers, R. L. Chesfer of Quincy; W. P. Chesfer of Havana, John and James Chesfer of Red Level; vo sisters, Mrs.

B. W. Cross of Freeport and Mrs. John Cross of Red Level; 14 grandchildren and four grandchildren. Park Personnel To Attend Meet The 14th annual park short course for personnel of the Florida Park Service is being held today through Friday at O'Leno State Park.

Among the speakers will be Jack Bradley of Tallahassee, administrative aide to Walter Coldwell, director of the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials, and William R. Kidd Tallahassee, chairman of Gov. Farris Bryant's committee on recreation and development. Also scheduled to attend are Robert A. Harper, recreation assistant to the U.

S. Forest Service in Tallahassee, John Larkin of the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co. at Tallahassee, Doug Strickland, personnel officer for the FBPHM, Lewis Scoggin, landscape architect. Also, Robert A. Harper, recreation assistant for the U.

S. Department of Agriculture, William J. Tait, professor of physical education and recreation at Florida State University, Jack Haskin, associate professor of physical education and recreaI tion at FSU, all of Tallahassee. Big Bend Weather skies with slowly rising temperThe weatherman predicts fair Tallahassee: 72-39 atures through Tuesday. FLORIDA High today will be 76 with a High Low Rain low tonight near 46.

High tomor- Miami Apalachicola 78 74 51 51 .00 .00 row will be slightly warmer with Jacksonville 72 45 .00 Orlando 73 51 .00 a predicted 80. Pensacola 76 55 .00 today will be variable Tampa OUT OF 71 STATE 56 .00 mostly northerly from 5 to 12 Atlanta 65 39 .00 miles per hour. Winds will be Boston Charleston 65 58 49 42 .00 from the southwest tomorrow. Chicago 53 42 .00 Cleveland 54 26 .00 The high yesterday was 72 at Kansas City 72 55 .00 4:40 p.m. and the low this morn- Los Angeles 60 .66 47 .00 ing was 39 at 5:15.

Relative hu- Milwaukee 51 29 .00 ranged from 87 to 27 per New York Orleans 78 65 41 52 .00 .00 midity cent. Omaha 72 52 THE OUTLOOK Philadelphia Louis 67 66 34 45 St. .00 The outlook for Tuesday night Seattle 56 40 .39 Washington 67 45 .00 and Wednesday is for partly skies and warmer tem- SUN MOON cloudy Rise Set Rise Set peratures. Today 7:07 12:00 p.m. RAINFALL Tue.

6:09 7:07 Total 24 hrs. ending 7:30 a.m._ .00 APALACHICOLA RIVER DATA Total this month .73 AT BLOUNTSTOWN Total since Jan. .14.70 Today 8.3 falling. Below normal Jan. 1 .74 Tuesday 7.0 falling.

Below normal since April 1 1.67 Wednesday 6.5 falling. Grand Ridge MARIANNA-The new Post Office at Grand Ridge will be dedicated on Wednesday by Congressman Don Fuqua. Glenn L. Krause, field service officer for the Post Office Department, will be guest speaker, with Robert Childs of Graceville as master of ceremonies. The Grand Ridge high school band will furnish a musical Nine postmasters have served Grand Ridge since the post office opened August 23, 1889 and George Lawrence is presently postmaster.

The new building covers 1,140 square feet and there are 2,381 patrons with two rural routes in operation. Date from U.S. WEATHER BUREAU 40 30 56 50 60 FORECAST Ward Tuesday Morning Figures Show Law Temperatures Expected WEATHER FORECAST-Clear to partly cloudy skies with little precipitation is the forecast for Monday night for the Mississippi valley and east to the Atlantic coast. Showers and thundershow. ers are forecast for western portions of the Plains and the Rockies with some snow in the higher elevations of the north and central Rockies.

Warmer weather is due in the central third of the nation with a turn to colder in the north and central Rockies. (AP Wirephoto Map).

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