St. Lucie News Tribune from Fort Pierce, Florida on March 6, 1959 · Page 1
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Fort Pierce, Florida
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Friday, March 6, 1959
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Cattlemen's Parade Climaxes Sandy Shoes Festival Fort Pierce News-Tribune "Publtthed Daily in the Heart of the Famou$ Indian River Section" LOCAL DATA M tmr tvlta «fUwf It at *» .11 a.H BUT 'FRONT' THREATENS ACTIVITIES Sy HOWARD SHARP Staff Wrl««r Sandy Shoes Festival, 1959, hits its climax Saturday with the Cattlemen's Day Parade, scheduled to be the biggest and best in the town's history. Over 40 floats, more than 200 j torses ind riders, bandi, drum ' -and bugle carps and marching t units, put together by parade f chairman Ssnfard (Sandy) Gib- f ion, will entertain the thousands that are expected to line the parade route. The question of a possible postponement had been raised because oi a cold front, bearing showers, that was pushing down-itate Friday. However, the parade will be held, if at all possible, officials say. The festival hit a weather snag this morning as wind and rain forced postponement of the water events scheduled to he held in the area of the Second Street fill. They have been reset, however, for Sunday afternoon. The ski race will be held at 1 p.m., the slalom ski race at 2:30, the boat races at 4 p.m. with an exhibition of trick skiing to follow. Tonight's events at the Pelican Yacht Club pool will be held as scheduled, an exhibition of swimming and diving from 5 to 6 p.m. an underwater skin diving exhibition from B to 6:30, a fashion show from 6:30 to 1 and a dance for nil Sandy Shoes events participants beginning at 8:30 p.m. 1M At Cltru, Ftatf The weather last night did not deter some 300 people who Jammed Flamingo Restaurant to see Miss Jerry Lee Walker win the title of "Miss Delicious Dish," beating out a dozen other contestants for the crown. Over « dozen different citrus ■alads and deserts were presented to the public for their eating pleasure. J. J. Parrish, of Titus-ville, president of Nevins Fruit Co. and president of the slate Chamber of Commerce, gave a talk on Florida Cilrus and showeil .film that traced the history of citrus in this VOL. 5e-NO. 73 AP KATtlRB SEKVICB ASSOCIATED PRESS FOKT PIERCE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 1959 v&SiiSm* Bingl. Copy- Ike-Mac Huddle Set March 20 4 Hostages Freed By Con FLAT ROCK, Ala. (AP)— A fleeing convict freed a state patrolman, a married couple and a fellow convict near this north Alabama town early today after holding them hostage more than 12 hours. The convict, William E. Snioth ers, continued liis desperate bid for freedom in the married couple's car. The highway patrol said lie was believed heading for Chat-lanooBB, Term., where he has relatives. Sinvtliors, serving 160 years in prison on six robbery convictions, overpowered the patrolman and a trusty convict in a police car south of Birmingham Thursday. "He used a key he made him self to unlock his handcuffs in the back seat of the car," said Pa trolman Otto Dees. He was in tile back seat and I was in the front. He got a strangle hold on me and held a piece of steel against me and took my Then, Dees said, Smothers or- Earller in the day, between 700 and 800 persons passed through Fort Fierce Growers packing house on Seaway Drive, Setting a first-hand look at citrus pro eessing and packing, and about the same number of persons drove to the Citrus Experiment Station on King's Highway for an Inspection tour of citrus groves and the work that is being done to help citrus growers grow bigger and better crops. Lead Th* Pir»d» Leading Saturday's parnde will be Sheriff John Norvell, city policemen and Florida Highway Patrol troopers, followed by Parade Marshall William G, Padriek. They will head the parade, sched uled to begin at 3 o'clock sharp. There will be eight bands, by eluding those of McCarty High. St. Lucie County Junior High, and Lincoln Park, as well s! bands from Lake Worth, Kissim mee, Okeechobee and Vero Beach Several drum and bugle corps will furnish their own particular brand of music. Horses and riders will be here from the Western Riding Cluh of Lake Worth, the Sheriff's Posse of Orange County, the Orange County Riding Club and riders from Vero Beach and Fort Pierce They will be followed by the city street sweepers. Marching units are foD numerous to mention. A reviewing stand will be set up at Sunrise Motor Co., where parade judges J. B. King. Broward Foppcll and M. F. McManus will hold forth to make their decisions on the winning floats. Circuit Judge John McCarty will again comment, via loudspeaker system, from the stand. Pir«d« Rout* The parade will form at Dela ware Avenue School Order of march will be east on Delaware Avenue to 4th Street, north 4th Street to Avenue A, west on Avenue A to 5th Street, south on 5th SI reel to Orange Avenue, west on Orange Avenue lo 10th S (Continued on Page 2) (News-Trllmne Staff Photo Ly Lei, ItcNully) PERT AND PRETTY — "Miss Delicious Dish" was the title given Jerry Lee Walker Thursday evening at lite annual Jaycee-sponsoreu citrus feast with more than 300 persons attending the Sandy Shoes Festival event. J. J. Parrish,- o£ TitusviDe, president of the Florida Chamber of Commerce was principal 'speaker at the dinner. Miss Walker is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Walker and a senior at McCarty High. She is a soloist in the Glee Club and a member of tlie Keyettes. Industry-Seekers Win Chamber O.K. Fort Pierce's industry-seeking "Committee of 100", once a red-headed (step-child of the Chamber of Commerce, has finally become a bona-fide member of the familv. George Goff, Chamber presi dent, presented a certificate nam ing the committee as a division H anoy K-V: 4P~" FINANCE.^. ^^^^ eoMrANV "It's been touch and go ever aincc we usci! a News-Tribune Want Ad!" Sandy Shoes Schedule TODAY "Water Evtnlt Day" 5 to 6 p.m. — Esfiibitinn of swimming and diving by swimming teams of McCarty Hish at Pelican Yacht Club pool. 8 to 6:30 p.m. — Exhibition by underwater skin divers. Pelican pool. 6:30 to T p.m. — Beach-wear fashion show at Pelican pool. 7 to 8:30 p.m. — Pelican pool will be open for swimming. 8.30 lo 1 a.m. — Dancing for Yacht Club members, their guests, and participants. SATURDAY "Cattlamen't Day"' S p.m. — Parade. 4:3(1 p.m. — Barbecue and street dance at Boy Scout cabin, 10th Street. 10 p.m. —Policemen's Hall at County Armory, Delaware Avenue. 10 a.m. io 9 p.m. — Art show at Backus Studio, 103 Avenue C. 1 p.m. race, end Fill. Golf tournament at Indian Hills Country Cluh. of the Chamber of Commerce to Grant Sweet, committee president, following amendments to the bylaws of the committee adopted at a meeting last night. Goff remarked that he is pleased with the formation of the group and that the Chamber has been trying for some time to get an "enthusiastic industry seeking corn-Mayor James Howe addressed members ■ of the committee following the presentation. He said he believes llicy are "on the right track" and assured them of the full cooperation of the city commission. Howe said, "the merit of the committee will be measured by the type of industry it is able to bring to Fort Pierce." He said il is possible to get almost any industry if it is riven free buildings, free utilities ana tax exemptions, but that type of concern is usually not worth the payroll it brings in. "We need an industry utth a solid background," he added, "— a good record of earnings and of corporate deportment— <md an in dustry that will fully utilize loci facilities." Howe suggested the electronics field as the most desirable industry for Fort Tierce, Pioneer IV Fades Away Into Space WASHINGTON <AP) - Pioneer IV vanished into space today and may never be heard from Again. The space probe tracking sta tion at Goldstone, Calif., lost contact at 10:15 a.m. EST today when the prohe's transmitting signals became very weak. At that time the probe was traveling toward the sun at about 3,960 miles an hour, 412,000 miles from the earth. The Gold stone station installed a special filter in its tracking gear end followed the space probe for an additional nine minutes. Asked if there was any likelihood of further contact with Pioneer IV a spokesman for the National Aeronautics ami Space Administration said it was unlikely. He added that since the probe's battery apparently had gene dead, it was unlikely that the Goldstone station would make ally further search for it. "We think that this Is it," he "Pioneer IV is gone forever." Earlier the gold plated cone had been sending clenr signals from more than 4O0.DM miles nut. Goldstone picked them up at 7:50 dered the trusty, Ted Easlcy, a convicted killer serving 25 years, lo drive to the home of Smnthers' sister, Mrs. Fulton Weems, at Birmingham, where Smothers got a suit and iio. "Then we just drove around a while," Dees said, "until Smothers spotted a car parked in front of a huuse." The three went inside the house and ordered Mr. anil Mrs. Noel Keith to go with them in the Keith car. They left the police car parked behind the Keith house. All the time I kept trying to talk him out of il," Dees said. "I afraid to try anything be cause of the Keiths being in the IT. Easley also tried to talk Smoth ers into giving up the idea of es caping, Dees said. From Birmingham. Smothers and his four hostages, held at the point of Dees' revolver, headed north, Near the tiny town of Flat Hock. Smothers ordered tliem to stop on tne nighway and told them to get 25, Easley and the Keiths walked to a farm house and telephoned state patrol headquarters. At the time of his break, Smoth ers was being taken from Kilby Prison at Montgomery, Ala., to Birmingham to face trial on a charge of possessing a gun after conviction on a felony. He Gobbled 10 Pounds LAKE CITY (AP) - Normar Beebe. disc jockey for radio sta tion WGRO in Lake City, fought off three challengers Thursday night and won an eating contest. John Armstrong of station WDCL in Tarpon Springs gave Beebe the best battle but gave up after eat ing 7 pounds 2 'A ounces of food, including three steaks. ■ Beebe ate 10 pounds, including five steaks. After he was declared the winner, he reached for a piece or home baked coconut cake celebrate with. As far as I am concerned, they could have given me more steak, the 186 - pound Beebe commented. All the food was furnished by a Lake Cily restaurant which was scene of the contest. 12 Injured In Plane's Dive CHICAGO fAPi _ A Chicago-bound Northwest .Airlines plane, carrying Til passciiecrs went mlo an linr-xpwti'd 4.000-fuol dive in tiirtwJenf air as it nearer, (.'iiicaeo Thursday night. The sudden drop tosivd passengers around the cabin of the four-cnglnod nrr-D craft. At least 12 persons were injured, mcvt of them slightly. Two stewardesses and one passenger wore Nini> passengers were treated for minor injuries when the plane, from Minneapolis, landed nl Midway Airport in a rain- They came from a poinl deeper in the great void than any trans mission ever before recorded. NASA scientists calculated the distance al 403,001) miles nnii the gold-plated cone's speed at 3,960 miles an hour, At (hat time the Pioneer had been under radio observation for about an hours, longer than any other such space traveler. Earlier a "really good signal" was reported hy the General Elec tive Co. tracking station at Schenectady. \".Y., from nearly 400,000 miles. That was al 5:02 a.m. Roy Anderson, head or the oper alion, estimated the distance, anil said that "never before has any radio signal of this type been picked up from so far out in space. He said the signal, "essentially unchanged from yesterday, a really good signal." was first picked up at 5: [12 a.m. The signals from America's sun-bound satellite were pirked up earlier al Jodrell Bank, England. Prof. Bernard Lovcll, director of ll:e telescope station at J-.idri-II Itrink in England, said (he U S. from the earth when its signal was picked up as it rose above the British hori7on at 12:36 a rn. EST. I.ovell said Pioneor was Irnvcl-ir. at alwit 4,:i» miles an hour t the time. . 'Boxcar' Crash Mh I Marines CHERRY POINT, N. C. (AP)— Eight Marines died early today when their Flying Boxcar crashed here in a driving rainstorm. One man survvied. The big transport was approaching the Marine air station at 1:30 a.m. when it crashed. The surviver was Acting Sgt. Ralph J. Jlaure. Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. K. J. Maure of Ham-den, Conn. He was taken to the hospital at Camp Lejeune in criti cal condition. First Arrest In County Zoning St. Lucie County officials are determined that the zoning regulations which went into eflect on Jan. 1, will he respected, Because of this, Curtis Revels of 2008 S. 35th SI. was served a warrant signed by Building Inspector William E. Guyai for failing to remove a temporary structure at Avenue D and North 42nd Street off Metzger Hoad. This was the first such warrant issued under the new county zoning regulations. According to Zoning Director Charles Gutby, Revels built a shack on the property after the zoning regulation went into effect Jan. 1. Then, after being warned to remove i;, he continued to leave it standing. Revels was turned over to County Judge Fiem C. Dame and was released on his own recognizance because of illness. Judge Dame said this morning that Revels is to return for a hearing after he has recoverea. Berlin Crisis, Summit Meeting To Be Discussed WASHINGTON (AP) — President. Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan will open talks here March 20 on the developing Berlin crisis and Mac-millan's recent talks with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. This was announced in Washington and London today shortly before a meeting of President Eisenhower and congressional leaders for a bipartisan discussion. Macmillan will be by Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd and will reach here Thurs day, March 19. The discussions will begin the next day ana con tmue-for a few days. That was taken to mean through the week end of March 21. According to reports which have iached ollicials here since Mac millan's talks with Khrushchev, Macmillan will urge Eisenhower to reduce his conditions for a Completes 4,806-Mile Non-Stop Flight ROME (AP)-U.S. Ferry pilot Max Conrad landed today at Ci ampino Airport, completing a 4.8D6-mile nonstop flight from Chicago. It was his 50th transatlantic crossing in a small plane, Conrad made the night in 34 hours and 3 minutes. The flight in a single-engine Piper Comanche did not set a rec ord. The nonstop distance mark ior small planes is held by M. L. Boling, who flew 6.H56 miles in a Beechcraft Bonanza last yeur. mil The British leader is apparently convinced that at present unrusn chev is determined to push his demands lor withdrawn! of the Western powers from Berlin, and r a German peace treaty. James C. Hagerty. presidential press secretary, said the Macmillan talks will cover "the evolving Berlin situation, the broader questions of Germany and of course Macmillan's visit to Moscow." Hagerty denied the conference ilh congressional leaders was dictated by any emergency. Hagerly said the congressional leaders would consider the same subjects discussed Thursday at M-hour special session of t National Security Council. He said that meeting covered the evolving situation in Berlin and the hroader question of Germany." Secretary of Defense Neil H. McElroy told a news conference meanwhile that he and the Joint Chiefs of Slatf are agreed it would be virtually impossible for the Soviet Union to make a major surprise attack on this country with planes or missiles. He took the position that the amount of preparation required would give this country advance warning if the U.S.S.R plan to launch an attack capable of Knocking out hundreds or thousands of target; in a matter of minutes." He also discounted chance of any limited war breaking out over Berlin, indicating that if a shooting war actually started it probably would become a major one. all of whom attended the National Security Council meeting, return today for the meeting with congressional leaders. Also invited were Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon Johnson of Texas, House Speaker Sam Rayburn (D-Tex), and the Republican leaders of Senate and House, Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois and Charles A. Halleck of Indiana. McElroy, Vice President Rich-■d M. Nixon and Acting Secre tary of State Christian A. Herler, <K£»»-Trl> ■ fit'.ff 1-hot.l bv I.f-n 'Front' Bringing Rain And Cold Br THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Stormy weather beat at large sections of north and central Florida today, Crid air massed behind the wind and rain driving deep into the peninsula. A cold front moved into north Florida before daylight and the cooler air was not far behind. Ahead of the front, showers and thunderstorms broke out. Weathermen looked foe the (root to push into central Florida today and into south Florida tonight. Tonight, the mercury Is expected to dive into the mid #» ia north Florida and into the low i in southern sections." Windy weather buffeted the length of the Atlantic coast of Florida today and south of St. Marks on the Gulf of Mexico, Small craft warnings flew south of St. Marks on the Gulf and from Charleston through the Florida Straits. A apring storm erupted over north Florida Thursday. Nearly eight Inches of rain fell on Apa-larhicola in a U - hour period. Tallahassee received more than 5V4 inches. A warm front moving in from the west was blamed for tha heavy precipitation in the southeastern United States. Cloudbursts were throughout Georgia, western Carolinas as northwest Florida. A NEW PRINCESS was named to the OnJtnnVa tribe of Indians by a visiting chief Thursilaj evening m highlight the meeting of World War I veterans. Judy Canartay, recently chosen as queen of the Finndn department of lhe veterans, received the hunor from Ciiicf Andrew Pierce and M, Vii'.!, ) hip Mile. They are lierc from the Onandnga Indian reservation in .New York for their second annual visit. Miss Canaday. who was given the name "Water Lily," will ride in lhe Sandy Shoes Festival purine Saturday with the two Otiarda-g»hs. THE WEATHER FLORIDA: Clearing and colder this afternoon and tonight in the north portion and considerable cloudiness with a few showers in the south portion this afternoon followed by somewhat cooler tonight. Patches of light frost in lhe extreme north tonight. High this afternoon fi2 to 68 in the extreme north ranging to 75 to 80 in the extreme south. Jjjw tonight 35 to 40 jn the extreme north ranging to the mid 5os in the ex-treme south. Saturday generally fair and continued cool. JACKSONVILLE through FLORIDA STHAITS: Small craft warnings are displayed. South and southwest winds 20 to 35 miles an hour over the north and 15 to 39 miles an hour over the south por tion shifting or veering lo westerly this afternoon and tonight, then gradually diminishing through Saturday. Considerable cloudiness with a few showers in the central and south portions and cloudy in the extreme north followed by gradually clearing tonight and Saturday. Five - day forecast for Florida for period beginning 7:3U p. m. EST lonighl and ending 7:311 p. m. Wednesday. Temperatures will average near or slightly above normal. Normal hiRhj range from 69 north lo 80 south and normal lows 46 north to 67 south. Cool Saturday with warmer Sunday and Monday and cooler again north portion Tuesday. Rainfall will leverage about one - half to three • fourths inch extreme north to one - hnlf to one - fourth extreme south occurring mostly rarly next weelt. Siturdty South Bride* Tldti High 1:47 a.m.; 1:03 p.m. U\9 !L3l a.m.; 3;M p.m.

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