The Miami News from Miami, Florida on October 14, 1954 · 1
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Thursday, October 14, 1954
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THE WEATHER Small craft warnings displayed for fresh to moderately strong northeast to north winds. Fair except for brief showers through tomorrow. Extremes Past 24 Hours: 83-74 Weather Report and Map on 13-A HOME EDITION 59TH YEAR, NO, 153 PHONE 2-6211 MIAMI 30, FLORIDA, THURSDAY EVENING, OCT.' 14,1954 Entered Ai Second Clae Matter At The Postolfica. Miami Florida FIVE CENTS M LTu IT Flora n7nnnn and T Citrus Man, Helper Slain, Murder Warrant Is Served Vnlted Frees Altamonte Springs, Fla., Oct. 14 A 74-year-old man was arested last night and charged with the brutal murder of his elderly brother and a Negro helper. Seminole County Sheriff Luther Hobby, who earlier headed a search party which found the battered bodies of the victims, arrested Max Tetosky on a first degree murder warant issued by County Judge Ernest Housholder. j.-;'A-.y.Yvv:wy-K K'y'.'.:-'-w.v:j- ? (f ' "L A' V JOHN G. PETOSKY Slain Citrus Grower Bank Building At Beach Sold For 6 Millions John G. Petosky, 68, a citrus grove owner, and Charles Alex ander. 60. a JNegro who was helping Petosky, were found yes terday with their skulls crushed. Hobby said they apparently were killed while pruning citrus trees and had been dead since "Monday. Sheriff Hobby said "all evidence led to the guilt of Max Petosky . . . even tracks coming away from the bodies." He said he believed money had been the motive for the double slaying. Max Petosky was his brother's only relative, Hobby said. Max Petosky told police yesterday he had hunted all day Tuesday for the two missing men and telephoned officers when he could not find them. A coroner's jury ruled that the victims' skulls had been crushed with "blunt instruments" and their pockets turned inside out. The Negro was reported to have been carrying around $60 with him and John Petosky about $15. An automobile owned by the dead brother was also missing, police said. f f 1 i SX3? Ft x 1 t If ' ? '"7- ,.;"' ( x -C . ::' ' v- try v I -I - ft I ST , 7) 9 i M7 JULIANA AND JOAN Anything You Can Do, I Can Do A SMALL SLICE OF CHEESECAKE i New York, Oct. 14 Songstress Juliana Larsen's typical shipboard pose is duplicated by her daughter, Joan, 4, on their arrival from Europe aboard the liner Liberte. The singer's husband, Walter B. Sharpe, accompanied Juliana and Joan on their four-month trip, during which Miss Larsen made professional appearances. m Wirephoto. 5 Red-Led Huks Killed Manila, Oct. 14 UP Five Com munist-led Huks were killed instantly in a clash with Philippine Army troops near Pangil, 35 miles east of Manila, the army said today. One soldier was wounded. (H1S1Z(B 0 WDM C37 Florida Seen Out Of Path By JACK W. ROBERTS Miami Daily Staff Writer Hurricane Hazel regained its punch today and swung to a north-northwesterly course which endangers the mainland of the United States. The hurricane broke into open waters north and east of the Bahamas Islands after raking western Haiti with a fury that left an estimated 200 dead, 350 injured and thousands homeless. r FLORIDA f Miami J"! .70 400 . lfg& 1 OCT. 14 CUBA JA OCT. 13 4:00 P.M.J OCT. 13 5:00 A.M. MAICA OCT. 11 f i 11:00 A.M. U Caribbean Sea OCT. 10 i 11:00 P.M. I jv.-vj-i I, PUERTO I I 1 OCT. 15 I RICO rK , OCT.5. STATUTE MILES 1? GUADELOUPE Atlantic Ocean V ST. f'LUCIA List Of Storm's Victims Mounts Associated Press Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, Oct. 14 The United States rushed emergency aid to storm-ravaged Haiti today as fears of a heavier death toll from Hurricane Hazel mounted. Unofficial reports said hundreds were killed as the big tropical storm plowed across the- republic's exposed southwestern peninsula Tuesday. The winds smashed the cities of Aux Cayes and Jeremie and demolished a number of villages. HURRICANE HAZEL CHANGES COURSE Now Moving North-Northwestward in Atlantic By BEN SCHNEIDER Miami Daily ws Real Ktate Editor The Mercantile National Bank 420 Lincoln Road, one of Miami Beach's most valuable pieces of commercial property, has undergone a change of ownership, The Miami Daily News learned today. The purchasers are Abe and Joseph Mailman, formerly of New York, who, with Shepard Broad, acquired controlling interest in the bank last January. Broad is not involved in the current deal. A source close to one of the principals said the Mailmans paid all cash above the first mortgage of $3,200,000, making it a $6,000,000 transaction. The building was erected in two sections by Moses Ginsberg, an investor who owns the Calumet Building, in Miami, other properties in South Florida and large office buildings in New York. The first section went up in June, 1940, with the second half completed in March 1946. The property, which includes a theater and a group of stores, runs approximately 414 feet on L i n-coln Road and 351 feet on Wash ington Ave., with an alley between both structures. Estimat ed cost was $3,500,000. The Mailman brothers, origi nallv from Canada, sold out their interest last year in the Pal and Personna razor blade companies to the American Razor Co. for $8,000,000. The pair, with Broad, are believed to have paid $3,500,- 000 for the bank holdings. Unofficially, it was also Iparnpd the Mailmans plan to convert the entire street level, now occupied by stores, and the, mezzanine floor into one banking operation. This, of course, is contingent on the leases now jn force. 'Sin City7 Racketeers Seeking Prison 'Deals7 r - t I - I ' - -1 -! ; . ? !! " J s ' H . "Si I it i f ' ' -1 - - I ' j - Associated Press Phenix City, Ala.. Oct. 14 Phenix City racketeers have started bargaining for negotiated prison terms rather than face trial before vice cleanup juries which have yet to acquit a defendant. Seven indicted gamblers, includ ing retired slot machine kings Hoyt Shepherd and Jimmy Matthews, pleaded guilty yesterday and drew penalties ranging from two months in prison and a $300 fine to 30 months imprisonment. " Others still awaiting trial were reported to have sounded out state prosecutors for possible settlements today, including perhaps Godwin Davis Sr. and his tough-guy son Godwin Jr., who once masterminded a $15,000-a-day lot tery syndicate. Cook Started Panic The panic took seed a week ago after gambler E. L. Cook, who had gone unprosecuted for more than three years, was given life imprisonment for murder. Eleven of the 12 jurors reportedly voted for the death penalty on the first ballot. Yesterday, the negotiations quickly gained momentum. Safecracker John Benefield, who has spent 18 of his 44 years under prison sentences and who has been tagged by the National Guard as a "professor of burglary'' teaching others his trade, was convicted of possessing burglary tools. He was fined $100 and sentenced to 12 months, the maximum imprisonment under Alabama law for that offense. Harden Entered Plea Twenty-four hours earlier, cam- bler H. C. Harden Jr. entered the first guilty plea of the vice trials and drew a $300 fine and a nine-month prison term. Harden's abrupt withdrawal of his plea of innocent came after defense attorneys had failed in repeated attempts to get a new jury list for the antirackets trials or get them postponed or transferred to another county. Two more pleas of guilty came while the Benefield jury was, deliberating. J. B. Chancellor admitted guilt in two gambling indictments and put himself at the mercy of the .court. His sentencing was delayed until Nov. 22. Franklin Sentenced Then came honky-tonk operator C. W. Franklin with a plea of guilty on two charges of lottery operation and one indictment charging possession of gambling equipment. He was sentenced to 2'-2 years and fined $25. Twenty-three remaining lottery counts were dismissed by agreement. Franklin, ironically, was foreman of a grand jury last spring which reported no evidence of gambling in wide-open Phenix City. The climax in the rush to plead guilty came when the reputedly wealthy Shepherd and Mathews tossed in the sponge. They pleaded guilty on two charges of leasing property for gambling and each de fendant drew a 90-day prison sentence and $1,000 fine. Three other pleas of guilty followed in succession. "I don't think Florida will have to worry about the switch in course at the present time," said Forecaster Cecil Gentry of the Miami Weather Bureau. "But the change in course means that the storm must be watched closely for other parts of the United States mainland." The storm was pointed roughly at the Carolina coast, a full day or more traveling time away from any land area. Haiti Homeless Rescue teams were rushed into Haiti today to help those left homeless by Hurricane Hazel's 115 mile-an-hour winds, The storm lost some of its strength passing over land, but it regained force during the night and was again packing 115 mile-an-hour winds early today when it passed east of San Salvador Island around 2 a.m. "A Navy radar plane tracked the hurricane during the night and helped us spot the change in course," said Gentry. "The information given by the Navy plane was confirmed by reports from a weather station on San Salvador." The eye of the storm passed east of San Salvador and the is- Continued on Page 11-A, Col. 1 Wilson Repentant For 'Dog' Remark Associated Prrsa Chicago, Oct. 14 Secretary of Defense Wilson said last night that he" was sorry about his bird dog remarks that stirred a political storm this week. But he claimed they were "distorted by our left-wing opponents," and he offered to match his "labor record with anyone in this nation." He told a $100-a-plate Republican party fund-raising dinner that "I admit that I made a mistake an unfortunate mistake bringing up those bird dogs at the same time I was talking about people." But he said his reiarks, made Monday at a Detroit news confer ence, were picked up and exag gerated all out of proportion" by the Democrats, who nearing the November election, are engaged in "a campaign of desperation, of deliberate misrepresentation, of hitting below the belt." aw F M Hrifrsrir J tt. O'Dwyer Slated To Testify Today Los Angeles, Oct. 14 (INS) Former mayor of New York William O'Dwyer is scheduled to testify today before a congres sional subcommittee investigat ing communism in Latin Ameri ca. Also to appear before the committee will be John D. Erwin, former ambassador to the Re public of Honduras. O'Dwyer was formerly ambassador to Mexico 'Boss7 Crump Very Critical Associated Trent Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 14 E. H. Crump, whose political power, has been felt, in Tennessee for almost 50 years, was in extremely critical condition today and his physician said "anything can happen now." The 80-year-old head of the Memphis-Shelby County Democratic organization, suffering severe heart disease, entered his ninth day in critical condition. His phy sician said he was much, much weaker than at any time in the past three days." Wilson made his controversial remarks in Detroit while under questioning about unemployment. He cited an instance of a delegation which, in asking for defense contracts, told him there were 100 jobless youths in their community ed by two as a result ot changes in their mgniers. draft status. He commented: Allies Protest. Reds' 'Buzzing' Of British Plane Rescue operations were hampered by rain torrents and floods blocking roads -throughout the country. Compilation of casualties was delayed by the communications breakdown. Spearheading relief operations, the U.S. aircraft carrier Saipan pushed into the storm area last night to land a medical team, rations and equipment at Jeremie. The carrier had been at the Guantanamo base in Cuba after a mercy mission to Honduras, hard hit by floods that followed Hurricane Gilda two weeks ago. New Floods Reported New serious floods were reported from scattered points throughout the stormy Caribbean and Central America. A heavy downpour sweDt Puerto Rico, with 12 inches of rain recorded in 24 hours at one point. Rivers spread over many nignways and into the outskirts of several towns. One person was reported Killed and another miss mg at Jayuya, in the center of the island. In Guatemala, the Pacific port towns or cnampinco and San Jose were under water, and there was heavy damage to that country's western cotton and cof- tee districts. C ' 1 - - oeverai rivers overt owprt in the Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica, inundating banana plantations. A 96-hour rainfall also caused widespread flooding in northwest Panama. U.S. Rear Adm. Grover B.H. Hall, commander of the Carib bean Sea frontier, flew to Port-Continued on Page 11-A, Col. 1 I'nitrd Press Berlin, Oct. 14 The three Western high commissioners have protested the buzzing of a British European Airways Elizabethan airliner by a Soviet jet fighter in the air corridor leading to Berlin, a British spokesman said today. The spokesman said the incident took place on Sept. 20 when a passenger-carrying Elizabethan airliner on a scheduled flight from Munich to Berlin was buzz- Soviet MIG-15 jet WIFE SKEPTICAL "And I've got a lot of sympathy for people where a sudden change catches em but I've always liked bird does better than kennel fed dogs. You know, one who'll get out and hunt for food rather than sit on his fanny and yell." This allusion to dogs during the discussion on unemploy ment brought a storm of protests from labor leaders and political figures of both major parties. President Eisenhower backed up the 64-year-old Cabinet member. But Gov. William G. Stratton, Illinois' top Republican, earlier yesterday suggested that Wilson's Chicago speech be canceled. However, amicable relations Continued on Page 11-A, Col. 3 The planes made one pass at the plane and then turned away and disappeared over the Soviet zone, the spokesman said. The pilot, Capt. A. N. Werner, reported the incident on landing at Templehof Airport in Berlin and a verbal protest was lodged at the Four-Power Air Safety Center which controls all air traffic to the city. Soviet High Commisisoner Georgi M. Puschkin rejected the protest and claimed the plane was outside the corridor. The three acting Western high commissioners sent a further protest to Puschkin, denying the allegation that the plane was out side the corridor, but have so far received no reply from the So viets. MERCANTILE NATIONAL Building Changes Hands Pakistan Aid Talks Washington, Oct. 14 (UP) Prime Minister Mohammed Ali of Pakistan arrives here today for tOD-level discussions on U. S. plans for military and economic 'aid to Pakistan. i Ike 64 Today, Round Of Golf Is On Agenda International News Servir Denver, Oct. 14 President Eisenhower observed his 6.4th birthday quietly today as he made preparations to end his eight-week, work-and-play vacation in Colorado. Mr. Eisenhower planned to celebrate his birthday with a round of golf and a quiet party given by a few old friends. The President will leave Denver tomorrow and return to his official desk in the nation's capital. Summer White House sources said the President deliberately extended his Colorado vacation so he could be assured of privacy 'on the birth date. The guest list for today's party was not disclosed, likewise the first lady's present for her hus-mand was also a well-kept se- ret. - j ; - 7 , - t J - ' I , 7 , A- N H "7- . . - A tv.. .,'yf..,"v.i-; - - Tm Alive, Says 'Victim7 Of Disaster Asxodaled Prrss Nara, Japan, Oct. 14 A flabbergasted Japanese woman got a telegram from her husband today two weeks after she had rushed to the scene of the great Hakodate ferry disaster, identified a body as his and had it cremated and buried. Eitei Iwaki, 45-year-old jeweler, had gone to Hokkaido Island where the typhoon overturned the ferry Toya Maru, killing nearly 1,000 passengers. Mrs. Iwaki had identified a body by dental fillings and an operation scar. Iwaki heard of his "funerar and wired "Iwaki safe." "If you are alive, come to Nara immediately," replied his wife, Mrs. Iwaki said she couldn't believe it. The jeweler identified himself in Hakodate to reporters of the newspaper Asahi. Then he started home. State To Reveal Case Against Roberts Today State's evidence against James T. Roberts, Baltimore attorney accused of the kidnap-slaying of his daughter, was due to be revealed publicly for the first time today at a habeas .corpus proceeding. The legal action is an attempt by Roberts to be freed from jail where he is being held without bond. State Attorney George Brautigam must show enough evidence to continue to hold him. Saul T. Von Zamft, representing the Baltimore attorney, said he would try to get Roberts "discharged completely if the state fails to show that the proof of his guilt is evident or the presumption great." But Brautigam promised to fight the action because a "grand jury of 23 citizens has chosen to make the charge after lengthy investigation." Robert's 7-year-old daughter, Judith Ann, was found dead July 7 on a bayfront section near an abandoned car owned by Roberts' father-in-law, Harry Rosenberg. All of the 13 witnesses whose testimony led to the indictment of the Baltimore lawyer have been summoned to appear at the habeas corpus proceeding. They include Roberts' wife, Shirley; her parents, and Mrs. Dorothy Lawrence, 21, a former Baltimore waitress now living in Winter Park who said she was with Roberts the night Judith Ann was slain. The technical question is an application for a writ of habeas corpus brought against Dade County Sheriff Tom Kelly, who has custody of Roberts. Brautigam will attempt to show there is reason to continue holding him. Jap TB Patients Elope, End Lives Tateyama, Japan, Oct. 14 (jf) Two young lovers disappeared yesterday from the tuberculosis hospital where both were patients. They were found today, fatally injured after lighting a dynamite stick in a hotel room. In the debris was a note signed by the couple, Hiroshiro Otsuka, 24, and Take Ihara, 25. It said simply: "This is our wedding and funeral." Say Hay, Fellows Concord, Mass., Oct. 14 (UP Fire fighters chased a fire 25 miles Wednesday before catching up with it here. The blaze was in a truckload of hay. INSIDE THE NEWS 'BIRD DOG' QUIP, Dr. Burchard McGilt Page 14-A UN SHOW Ranks With Best Of Broadway . Page 2-B PARTY CAMERA: Bride-Elect Receives Choice Recipes Page 6-B APPLE RECIPE Time Is Here Again Allen 13A Dine 12C Alsop 15A Dorothy Dix 3C Amuse. 12-13C Dr. Jordan 5D Baggs 15A Editorials 14A Bridge 12C Emily Post 1C Cantor 12C Fashions 3C Childs 15A Film Clock 13C Classified 5-8D Food 1-1 1C Comics 14-15C Forbes 12A Crossword Deaths 15C 13A Hopper Horoscope 12C 15C In Florida Kain Locke Markets McGill McLemore Mergen Mullin Radio, TV Rau Salty Page 10-B 4B Smith 2D 2C Society 2-6C 14A Sports 1-5D 12A The Law 12C 14A Uncle Ray 15C ID Weather 13 A 14A Whirligig 15A ID Wilson 15A 10A Wish Well 12C 13C Word Game 14C 4D Your Mind 15C For Prompt Result-Producing. Classified Ad Service Dial 82-3535 FIGHT FOR PET LANDS BOY IN DETENTION-HOME Monroe, La., Oct. 14 Joe Cooper, 10-year-old Monroe boy, was committed to the state detention home a few hours after threatening school officials with a shotgun in an effor to save his dog Tippie. The sixth grade student threatened the principal and truant officer after they locked up his dog, which had followed him to school. Numerous protests on the swift decision of the court have resulted in a new hearing for the boy. AP Wirephoto. . i. Quotes That Live An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the Sl of his country. HBNRT WOTTON, 156S-1639, Enfllfh diploma and poet.

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