Enterprise-Journal from McComb, Mississippi on November 27, 1956 · Page 1
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McComb, Mississippi
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Tuesday, November 27, 1956
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OURNAL The One Newspaper in the World terested in this Community AN ASSOCIATED PRESS DAILY CNTKMPRISK ESTABLISHED 188 JOURNAL ESTABLISHED ISOX CONSOLIDATED JUNK 184S 3, MISSISSIPPI, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1956 67TH YEAR NO. 130 McGOMB ENTERPRISE v -r GEORGE A. MULLEN-DORE The Mississippi County Agents Association yesterday named Pike County agent George Mullendore as president for the upcoming year. Other officers named during the annual convention included Taylor Smith, Booneville, first vice president; T. E. Berry. Greenville, second vice president, and D. O. Scott, Columbia, secretary-treasurer. The Home Demonstration Agents Assn., meeting jointly with the county gaents, named Miss Joyce Williams, Lexington, as president Mrs. Majorie Steen, Brandon, was named second vice president; Miss Clara B. Jordon, Purvis, treasurer; and Mrs. Pearl Bur kctt, Hattiesburg, counsellor. Terms of other officers did not expire. County agents honored during the meeting included W. B. Lat ham, Columbus; Ocie Swords, Prentiss; Evans Wooten, West Point; Taylor Smith, Booneville; Mrs. Margaret Scott, Macon; Miss Lillian Hammons, Natchez; Mrs. Margaret Clark, Columbia; Miss Katherine Drane, Marks, and Miss Mary Jane Hall, Ray- mend. Grid Players Drafted PHILADELPHIA, Pa., AP) Two Louisiana players and one from Mississippi were among players picked up in yesterday's National Football League draft. The Green Bay Packers picked Tulane tackle Dalton Truax, while the Chicago Bears selected tackle Earl Leggett of Louisiana State. Another tackle, Don Owens from Mississippi Southern, was chosen by Pittsburgh. Policeman Surprised HATTIESBURG, Miss. CAP) Bobby McNair,, police department radio dispatcher, received a call from patrolman Benny Wilks asking that firemen be sent 'to Main Street in front of Bell Brothers automobile's on fire." "Anyone I know?" McNair asked casually. "Yes,- replied Wilks. your wife.' 'It's Firemen saved the McNair family car. Honor Squad Disclosed nn All-: Me Junior JACKSON, Miss. (3 The naming of coach T. D. Holden as "Coach of the year" and an invitation to the Hospitality Bowl in Gulfport next week were the rewards for Pearl River Junior College's undefeated football sea-ion. Pearl River, winner of all nine games on its schedule while pursuing the Mississippi Junior College Conference title, received the bid from the Hospitality Bowl yesterday. Pearl River will face Kil-gore, Tex, J. C, co-champion of the Texas Longhom Conference and winner of seven of its ten games. The invitation came as the Mississippi Assn. of Junior College Coaches named Holden "coach of the year." The modest Holden said the honor "should be for my staff as a whole." s Pearl River's standout back. Claude Renfroe, was chosen "best back of the year" by the coaches. The "best lineman" of the year award went to Pete Fleming of Jones Junior College, which ran second to Pearl River in the conference's 19S6 race. Pearl River players took 5 of the 22 "all-state" selections made by the coaches, and three of the 22 honorable mentions. Jones and Sunflower placed three men each on the 22-man all-state list. All-Stale Team The all-state team, as announced by coach Glyn Slay of Southwest, issociation president, and coach Harold White of Perkinston, as-icciation secretary; follows: LEFT ENDS Quinton Smith, Pearl River, and Joe Sabbatini, Sunflower. LEFT TACKLES Kenneth Ir-9y, Sunflower, and Sam Elroy, News In Mississippi Access Bridge On 51 Ordered By Hinds. Judge JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Three property owners won from chan cery court today an order that the Mississippi Highway Com mission build, at commission ex pense, a Jtwo-lane bridge giving access to their property here. Chancery Judge Stokes V. Rob ertson. Jr.. granted the order to E. O. Spencer, Mrs. Elizabeth Knox Swayze and Mrs. Jones Chamblin, who claimed new highway construction denied them access to U. S. highways 51 and 60. The commission was ordered to build the bridge across Town Creek within one year. The commission also is to provide a service drive approach, and the property owners themselves were granted the right to complete the service road. The property is near the clo-verleaf serving highways 51 and 60. MISSISSIPPI IN BLOC AGAINST FREIGHT HIKE JACKSON, Miss.. (AP) Mississippi is one of a 10-state bloc fighting a 7 per cent rail freight rate increase asked by the railroads. Rubel Phillips, chairman of the Public Service Commission, said yesterday the states have employ ed counsel to intervene in hear ings expected to be held soon before the Interstate Commerce Commission. The 7 per cent increase would cost Mississippi $275,000 a year, Phillips said. The state commis sion only recently granted a 6 percent intrastate increase to match a 6 per cent interstate hike granted by the ICC a year ago. Other states in the bloc are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Ken tucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Chancellor Congratulated UNIVERSITY, Miss., (AP) The Campus Senate has passed a resolution expressing warm appreciation to Dr. J. D. Williams on the occasion of his 10th anniversary as University of Mississippi chancellor. Without referring directly to published reports that Dr. Wil liams is under consideration for the presidency of the University of Alabama, the resolution said: "The students of the university express their hope that the next 10 years of Chancellor Williams' administration will be as success ful as the past 10 have been." IMasied Northwest. LEFT GUARDS - Thomas Young, Ittawamba, and Hollis Wallace, Copiah-Lincoln. CENTERS Tommy Gunthrie, Holmes, and Buddy Moore, Southwest. RIGHT GUARDS Eddie Rogers, Pearl River, and W. C. Bersh, Northwest. RIGHT TACKLES James Nor-ris, Pearl River, and Paul High-street, Pearl River. RIGHT ENDS Pete Fleming, Jones; and Conney Burgess, Copiah-Lincoln. QUARTERBACKS George Se-kul, Perkinston, and Jerry Hill, East Central. LEFT HALFBACKS Kenneth Waddell, East Mississippi, and Chris Andrews, Hinds. RIGHT HALFBACKS Claude Renfroe, Pearl River, and Dan Richardson, Jones. FULLBACKS Jimmy Wade, Sunfliower, and Joe Flowers, Jones. HONORABLE MENTION HALFBACKS Keith Amos. Sunflower; Leon Boone, Copiah-Lincoln; James Hubbert, Ittawamba, and Jerry King, Northeast. FULLBACKS W. J. Shoemake, Northeast; Tony Smith, Pearl River. CENTERS Tom McCullough, East Central, and Jack Benson, Pearl River. GUARDS Earl McFeters, Hinds- Clemon Shows, Perkinston; Wayne Sims, Holmes; and Sam Burkett, Jones. TACKLES Edgar Carter, East Mississippi; Bobby Gargos, Northeast; George Hansen, Sunflower; Wilbur James, East Central. ENDS Ed Garris, Jones; Gilbert Radovich, Northeast; Alton Price, Southwest, and Joe Gil mer, Northwest. BRIDGING GAP TO FREE AUSTRIA ..y. K .;V ''M$'WW "V L . :: .-. .": . . .?.: .. . 1- -.' ., . .. . . ... - THESE PHOTOS taken on the Austrian border show freedom-seeking Hungarian refugees making their way over a small makeshift bridge, spanning a canal at the Austrian-Hungarian border. The refugees were forced to use the small span after Communists blew up the structure which crossed canal near here. Top, a father carries baby on his shoulder to freedom. Center, man leads way cautiously as his wife clings to him. Bottom, the last few feet to shore are negotiated on hands and knees by this man. (NBC-TV Photos International t AISC Slates Alecting IKIometoi'jn Pirr2ii I JACKSON A series of six meetings to explain the $30,000, three-year Hometown Development Program will be held in the central and northern section of the state during the week, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 27, according to II. C. Roberts of Canton, chairman of the Mississippi Economic Council's community development committee. - Mr. Roberts said any interested individual or group is invited to attend and participate in the meetings. No reservations are necessary to attend, he said. Meeting Schedule The six meetings will be held on . Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, at the rate of two-per-day. Each day's meetings will be held at 2 p. m., and 7:30 p. m., and the schedule, with the 2 p. m. meeting listed first in each in- i stance, is as follows: Tuesday, Nov. 27 Jacxson, Rose Room, Hotel Heidelberg; and In-dianola, Indianola Country Club. Wednesday, Nov. 29 Clarksdale, Alcazar Hotel; and Winona, Community House. Thursday, Nov. . 29 Oxford, University Alumni House; and Tupelo, Tupelo Hotel. On the folowing week, a series of six meetings will be held in the central and southern section of the state. The schedule for the second week, with the first listed meeting each day starting at 2 p. m. and the other at 7:30 p. m., is as follows: Dec. 4 Starksville, City Electric Building; and Meridian, Nelva Motel Restaurant. Dec. 5 Gulfport, Markham Hotel; and Hattiesburg, Holiday Inn Motel. USS MISSISSIPPI'S MAST WILL STAY WHERE IT IS BILOXI, Miss., (AP) The Biloxi v Chamber of Commerce said today it was dropping a campaign to bring the mainmast of the old battleship Mississippi here as a memorial. General Manager Anthony Ra-gusin said the deadline for paying the Navy's $5,500 cost was up today and the Navy declined to hold off action until the next session of the Legislature. Ragusin estimated the cost of buying the mast and moving the 35,000-pound column here would be $11,000. The city of Biloxi would have kept up the memorial if the Legislature had voted the funds to pay for it. The battleship took part in j 1 World War II Pacific action. ' MS ... .; . . a oeBxv .... .o 7 iL.ife'Yo'jiiiimjl : . fr.' " ..X,. :ob i I H.J, f i v Is Explained Dec. 6 Natchez, Bellmont Motor Hotel; and Brookhaven, City Hall. Speakers Listed Mr. Roberts said Fred B. Smith of Ripley, MEC president, will make a short keynote ta'lk at each of the meetings during the week of Nov. 27. Keynote talks during the second week will be made by A. Boyd Campbell of Jackson, chairman of the board of the national Chamber of Commerce; and Henry Maddox, executive director of the Agricultural and Industrial Board. The Hometown Development Program is a result of three-years work by a cross-section of state leaders, working through the MEC's community development committee, Mr. Roberts said. The $30,000 has been underwritten by 30 firms and agencies, in order to give cash awards and statewide recognition to communities making outstanding records of self-improvement. Details of the program and how a community may enter will be explained through visual aids, and following the program presentation, a panel will be formed to answer questions from the audience. The entire program is to last 90 minutes. 'Mill' Opposed 1 h ? JACKSON, Miss. (IP) Gov. J. P. Coleman has some ideas on how to discourage ycung couples from "wholesale" purchase of marriage licenses in Mississippi. Coleman told a press conference yesterday he was "heartily in favor of eliminatnig the marriage mills" but did not intend to include remedial measures in the planned call for a special session of the Legislature. He would like to see the special session limited to subjects which can be disposed of within 10 days, he said. Revision Of Laws Due The revision of marriage laws will be on his program for the 1958 Legislature, he said, and he believes that session "will enact wise and remedical legislation in this field." Coleman said he favored requir ing a blood test, documentary proof of age, a mandatory waiting period of not less than three days, 53 1 c or. o Car Left One L In Wr to r tn j II I Liston Allen ChJ old McComb brickmason, died at 8:50 a. m. Tuesday of injuries suffered in the wreck of his car on Park Drive at 10:20 p. m. Monday. His cousin and companion in the vehicle, J. A. Chapman, 31, 1A remained in "extremely U critical" condition in City Hospital Investigating ci2cers said that Liston Chapman was driver of the 1952 model car that was proceeding westward on Park Drive last night, when in front of the O. R. Diamond home three miles west of McComb, the vehicle apparently went out of Chapman's control, crossed the paved roadbed and plunged off the south side to strike a large oak tree with its right front end. The motor of the car was slammed backward with evident terrific force, crushing the two occupants and pinning them against the rear of the front seat. Both Men Pinned More than 30 minutes were required for county officers, a wrecker driver, city policemen and employes of a local funeral home to extricate the . men from the virtually demolished car. Both were alive but obviously gravely hurt. Liston Chapman grew steadily worse and expired in the local hospital to which he was removed just before 9 Tuesday morning. Efforts continued to assist J. A. Chapman in his battle for survival, but there seemed little hope that he could overcome his critical injuries. Funeral arrangements for Liston Chapman were incomplete pending information from members of his family who live at considerable distance from McComb. The body was at Catch-ings Chapel. Mr. Chapman was a son of Mrs. Ethel Chapman and the late George Chapman of McComb. He was born here and had spent his life as one of the city's citizens. Leaves Many Relatives He leaves his wife, Mrs. Doris Fay Beard Chapman; a daughter, Dorothy Fay, and three sons, Allen, Jerry and George Chapman, all of McComb; three brothers, Leland and Leslie Chap- D. A. V. CHAPTER MEETS THURSDAY NIGHT AT 7:30 Lloyd E. Everrett Chapter No. 21, Disabled American Veterans, will meet Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p. m. at 305 Third St., usual meeting place of the chapter. "This is one of the most important meetings of the year," Commander Gilbert McKenney said, urging that all members and any eligible veterans be present. He said that refreshments would be served. Weather Forecast SOUTHWEST MISS., Mostly fair and a little warmer today, tonight and Wednesday; gentle to moderate northwesterly winds today, becoming variable tonight and west-southwest Wednesday; high today 49-53, low tonight 30-34, high tomorrow 52-56. Outlook for Thursday, partly cloudy and colder, low 28-32, high 46-50. nn t7 and raising the present marriage license fee of $3 to "some rea sonable amount" to discourage the easy marriage business." Coleman said also he would not include in the special session call proposed amendments to the public utility act. Rate Matter Up Public Service commissioner Norman A. Johnson Jr. asked that the session consider making it more difficult for utilities to raise their rates under bond and without commission permission and giving the commission more than six months to rule on a rate case. Coleman said he wrote Johnson the provision enabling utilities to raise rates under bond was the best way to keep rate cases out of chancery courts. And he defended the six-months rule as a means of keeping the commission from making a "football of a rate case for its entire four years in nn office." it Tree Van Was Second Badly Injured nan, both of McComb, and Lloyds- Chapman, Richmond, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Vivian Spenger, Richmond," Calif.; Mrs. Minnie Elsenheimer, Arkport, N. Y.; 'Mrs. Cora Martin,- McComb, and Mrs. Ouida Johnson, Shreveport, La.; and other relatives. Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery with Catchings Funeral Home in charge of services. Barries Cabinet Shop Damaged In Night Fire Flames that broke out about 11 p. m. Monday did extensive damage to the building and equipment of the business using the name of "Barnes Cabinet Shop" or Argyle St. Operator of the establishment in the recent past has been June Hall, McComb cabinetmaker and carpenter, and owner of the building and equipment is Howard Mathews, local automobile dealer. The fire apparently originated in an unknown manner toward the rear of the building, which faces west from the east side of Argyle, and spread to the center and toward the front before able work by McComb firemen could halt the blaze. Several items of power equipment were damaged, but some of the saws, punches and other apparatus in the building seemed to have escaped severe injury, Mr. Hall said today. Some apprehension was felt at the height of the fire when sparks raced along wiring toward such nearby structures as that of -McComb Milling Company, However, expert use of the currently plentiful supply of city water and other firefighting equipment halted the flames. Best Recent Conference Record 11 Sjfj n &rm In 15 Years Sy By CHARLES B. GORDON McComb High' will be trying for its fifth Big Eight Conference championship Friday night when the Tigers meet the Greenville Hornets in Jackson's Hinds Memorial Stadium for the 1956 title. McComb will be carrying the banner of the Southern Division, representing seven divisional wins and one loss among the eight victory two loss season the locals had in their first year under head coach Calvin Triplett. Great Record Since 1941 " The Tigers last won the Big 8 title in 1948, the second year in SHIPS SUNK IN PORT SAID HARBOR yV it PORT SAID 7 7 : VY P0RT FUAD X 1 r'7r 1 m g ,THIS MAP of the Port Said, Egypt, area shows sunken vessels that block passage in the Suez waterway. The information for this is based on the text of a French letter to Secretary General Dag Ham-marskjold, dated November 19, which accuses Egypt of "sabotage" by sinking ships in the Suez Canal after the United Nations General Assembly's call for a cease-fire on Nov. 2. In the meantime, Britain announced in the U.N. General Assembly that the Suez Canal will be opened at Port Said, permitting at least 70 percent of navigation. Fatally Hurt Joint Funeral Said For Couple Dying In Wreck Joint funeral -services were held for William Newton (Willie) Mar-bury and his wife; Mrs. Neomi Maybelle Thames Marbury, from Providence Baptist Church Tuesday at 3 p. m.' ,Both Mr. Marbury, 58, and his wife, 52, met their" deaths in a tragic two-automobile collision at an intersection on the northern approach to the Pontchartrain Causeway at Mandeville, La., Sunday at 5 p. m. Four Others Hurl Their son, Charles Marbury, 34, the driver of the car, and a granddaughter, Patricia Lynn Powell, 5, were badly hurt in the accident, which also brought injuries to two women who were occupants of the ether vehicle. Charles Marbury was reported Tuesday as still being in a grave situation, while the girl was brought to her grandmother's home at Jayess, in undetermined condition from possible internal injuries. ' The Marburys lived at Jayess. In the second involved vehicle were Misses Eryline, 22, and Elouise Faye Arnold, 21, of Pon-chatoula, who had been on a visit to McComb and were returning home when the collision occurred. Mrs. Marbury was a daughter of Mrs. Leona Lambert Thames and the late ' Jim Thames. She was born Jan. 27, 1904.' Her husband was a son of the late William Leonard and Caroline Reid Marbury and was born Jan. 7, 1898. Survivors Listed They are survived by three sons, Charles R., Jayess; Willie E., New Orleans,; La., and Murry- Jerome, Marbury, McComb; a daughter, Mrs. Gerald Powell, Yazoo City, and a number of grandchildren. Mrs. Marbury leaves five broth- (Continued froir. Page Six) which Sammy Bartling, now head football coach at Millsaps College, and Earl Tullos, a business man of Bogalusa at this time, led the squad. Prior to that year, the McComb beys had racked up the title in 1946 when the Dutch Binioh Sonny Guy coached eleven failed to allow a single point to be scored against it until the first Jackson Memorial Bowl post-season classic, which they won over Clarksdale, Tenn., by a lopsided margin. They had first taken the iiile in 1941. year of the greatest Mississippi high school CD SCUTTLED FLOATING DOCK O O O 3 SCUTTLED FL0ATIH0 CRMiES Up a a a n SCUTTLED DREDGES oooo 4 SCUTTLED HOPPERS ' fifiAa0flfi7 SCUTTLED TUGBOATS M . r- rnimr n strum lire cTI r ONE-MILE Mystery Car Is Sought in del E7nt NEW ORLEANS (P) Sheriff Percy Hebert . said today he planned to question one person and follow up a report of a mystery car in his search for "a Baton Rouge woman believed to be the second victim of a berserk killer. Sheriff Herbert of St. John the Baptist Parish, refused to reveal the identify of the person to be questioned, adding: 'I don't want that person to have time to prepare an alibi.". The search for Mrs. Audrey Moate began shortly after the body of Thomas A. Holard Sr., Algiers engineer, was found riddled by gunshots in--side his car at Frenier on the -shore of Lake Pontchartrain near Laplace Sunday. Deputies and state troopers have been wading through the marshlands looking for Mrs. Moate, 31, who was reported with Hotard shortly before he was killed. . A Coast Guard helicopter took up the search today, flying at tree-top level. The car which Sheriff Hebert said he is seeking was discovered abandoned yesterday by a state' trooper and a St. Charles Parish deputy. The officers left and when they returned about 10 minutes later the car was gone. Funeral services for Hotard were scheduled during late afternoon. . Footprints Found . A searching party followed imprints of a woman's bare feet into the swamp near the shores of . Lake Pontchartrain yesterday. Hebert said the footprints indicated she was fleeing a big man. Hotard was shot in the head in the rear of his car, where . the seats had been turned down into -a bed. . . . Nearby were found shoes belonging to Mrs. Moate, whose identification badge, outer clothing -and panties were in the car. Hebert said he believed she and ; Hotard were killed by a crazed person who saw them in the car' and ,went beserk. He said motorcycle -tracks - on the scene could mean, however, that the killer may have followed the car into the area. Mrs. Moate, divorced mother of (Continued on Page Six) llatl eleven of all time, in the decided, emphatic, determined opinion of most of the older McComb fans. That team, coached by . Charley (Hot) Moore and Aubrey Fellows, swamped everybody in sight, . then went on to greater glory in the New Orleans Toy Bowl by murdering Doc Blanchard and his St. Stanislaus mates. In 1944, Charley Moore and Hugh Bowlin pitched another state championship team and a second Toy Bowl contender into the pic ture. That team was not so fortunate in the New Orleans classic, one of the greatest of all Holy Cross teams slamming the Tigers around rather considerably. Almost Made It Again In 1949, the Tigers won the South Division title, but by the time the championship playoff with Jackson's Central High ap proached had numerous players who were injured and could, in no case, get into such a game. Therefore, Coach Bartling and the players voted to pass by the playoff and allow Central which had beaten them in a regular season game to take the title by default. For Greenville, this will be a hunt for a second undisputed Big 8 championship. The Hornets won the affair in 1953 and had shared it - with the Meridian Wildcats in 1943. The records of Friday's opponents for this season follow: McCOMB OPPONENT 6 Bogalusa 7 33 Natchez2'?" 19 Central 0 19 Biloxi 14 14 Gulfport 7 47 Hattiesburg 28 31 Laurel ' 6 20 Columbia 0 33 Provine 7 7 1 Brookhaven 25 229 Totals -121 GREENVILLE OPPONENT 38 Humes (Mphs.) 0 14 Vicksburg .18 31 Proviuev13 20 Murrah 7 7 Columbus , 6 13 Central 7 32 Clarksdale 7 18 Corinth 0 18 Tupelo .7 26 Greenwood 13 712 Totals 7i

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