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Lye, Scissors Used on Man; Woman A searing- solution containing lye was used as a weapon here last night when Mary Prince threw the liquid nn Percy Stubbs, the sheriff's office reported. Both Nesroea involved lived at 132 Douglas Court. The report of Denuly Wallace Higgs indicated that the solution had been prepared prior to Stubbs' arrival al Ihc home, carrying groceries. Stubbs found the door locked, knocked and was admitted by the woman who immediately stabbed him in the forehead wilh a pair nf scissors . ' splashed his eyes wilh the lye solution, 1 lings' report staled, Slubhs made his way to the street and was taken In the hospital hy n motorist, lie was treated and released. Chief Penny Lanie Norvell and Deputy Wallace Higgs later ar Fort Pierce News-Tribune "Published Daily in the Heart of the Famous Indian River Section" 10CAI SAT* M haw ntM *»*• « •»■ NEWS-TttllMf Ob|«rfhw Ftf Th* Indtm Uvtr Stctlwi Maximum Minimum . Bald AarituHvr* 1 Nn ImVMlrlu. Primary and Sacmalary Rm4>. VOL. 5E— NO. 292 "Jggg&fgg* FIERCE, FLORIDA. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19. 1958 cemISr* ofum Singl* &>Py Sunday 10« South Btach T«m»*MtvrM Air 12 Ocean Tf Cuban Rebels Tempting Local Fliers Save 2, Hunt Score as Freighter Sinks CHARLEVOIX, Mich. (AP> - A gigantic air-«& »earch for survivors of the storm-sunken freighter Carl D. Bradley was intensified today after two survivors were rescued and bodies of eight seamen were spotted in Lake Michigan. Coast Guard cutters and planes spearheaded the intensive search for the rest of the 35-man crew. The hunt, hampered by high winds that lashed the lake, was stepped . up after reports that a life raft •with men aboard had been sighted. It was not located immediately. TSie Bradley sank in the icy wa ters of upper Lake Michigan late Tuesday. Found alive were Frank Mays, 5. and Firsl Mate Elmer Fleming, «, both of Rogers City, Mich, A Coast Guard amphibian plane rew reported sighting ■-several- off High Island. It gave no figures rested the Prince worn a \ who is nnw in Hie county iail charged wi'h mayhem. Judge F'lcm C. Dame was expected lo sign a warrant to lhat effect today. The condition of the man's after last night's emergency animation by a physician was £ WEST HOLLYWOOD (AIM -Charges of manslaughter were lodged Tuesday against a former South Florida Stale Hospital employe in the fatal beating of 1 lie hospital's prrsounel director. Ho hen J. Sears, .11, was released after posling Sl.OOO bond. High Isiand Is north and east of Gull Island, off which the 615-foot Bradley went down after sending a desperate "may day" distress signal reporting she was breaking up and sinking. It had been feared that the Bradley's full crew had perished i raft nearby ^ her jn ^ mc,Untainous waves Condition of the two rescued was not immediately determined. The cutler Sundew quickly picked them up and other rescue craft sped toward the scene. High Island is some 45 miles out in the lake from Michigan's north-western shore. whipped hy winds ol up to 60 miles i hour. flno nf Hip first vessels respond ing to the Bradley's frantic calls for help said it found evidence trie ship might have been split in two by a violent exdosioo, One report said tins ship struck Boulder' Beef, on the Michigan side of the island. Towering 20-foot waves whipped up by 50-mile-sn-hour winds battered at the' stricken vessel when the first S.O.S. electrified Coast Guard radio monitors. The last official distress message received from the captain was a foreboding: "We are break-ing up and in a sinking condition," The Charlevoix Coast Guard reported hearing the Bradley's radio operator shouting hysterically: "Get on your life jackets. We're going down." Then there was silence, No mure was heard from the freight- 'Dent Bones' Walked Around - On Our Soil The set of teeth found recently on North Beach by 8-year-old Brian Goff still lay unclaimed on the editor's desk today. But the discovery of dentures was not without repercussions, in that it bi-ouuht a number .-.f rnnimptils. some with a— & h™s Paw "You say it's news to find human false teeth mislaid on (he beach," wrote one citizen, -referring to the Nov. 10 article in The News-Tribune. "Isn't it also news to find, as you claim, teeth from monsters that lived millions of years ago?" The story referred to mastodon teeth "4,000 years old" as having been found on the neach. "How come' mastodons on earth at the time of the Pharaohs?" asked one knowledgeable critic. "This is the first I hear of it-" And a third reader protested: "I haven't missed an edition of your paper for four years and I don't recall having read of any discovery of fossils on our beaches . . . Where do you find such things?" You Don't Ask Wher» Well, we'll try to set the' record straight. The prehistoric relics in question were declared by University of Florida authorities to be from Uie Pleistocene Age, that is, 12 to 15 thousand years old. It is not particularly news that they turned up in Florida, which is a rich repository of fossils, but it certainly is of interest that they were, picked up on one of our bathing beaches, being spotted by a shell - hunter without any pretensions Id pale-ontolngical Cold bones) knowl- This would be Mrs, Paul Mac-Mahon of 810 Sonlb. Sfh Street who has been beaebcomhing (she has found, among other tilings, ing what the shells resemDl-rje implies) for five years. II you ask Mrs. MatMahon just, where she found the prehistoric remains, her normally glittering eyes he-come glazed with the true scientist's reticence; might as well ask a fisherman for the location o£ his favorite fishin' bole. Rut the details of the find, and the specimens themselves, were brought to Gainesville by Miss Joan MacMahon, a former editor of McCarthy High's "GreCD and White." who is a UF student. Dr. Waller Auffenberg, university paleontologist, put them through the mill and recently he came up with his verdict. Look Like Somathing Elsa Joan's mother had found: 1. A lu-inch. length of mastodon tusk weighing 6 pounds (she had thought at first it was a piece of pcfrifii'd tree); a long-extinct Chione shell embedded in the ivory helped fix tbe tusk's age 2. A six inch section of the molars of the mastodon (mam-mut americanus) which might be mistaken by the uninitiated for smoothed and blackened barnacles — their dark coloration coming from the peat in which they were embedded. 3. tipper and lower teeth from a prehistoric American horse. These could easily, be mistaken for debris of striped seashells. As to where they were found — in the shingle of shell and cora! debris — this has singular interest in that it leads to an-other discovery: There are prehistoric peat-bogs Just off our shores. Those shiny dark patches that can be seen from the beach ddw and then when the tide is very low arc not chunks of asphalt from the old A1A or oil from passing ships; they are prehistoric bogs from which the ocean has temporarily swept their covering of sand. Cami Ov«r From Asia Swimmers wading waist-deep have actually slipped on them, and lost their footing, after a stiff nor'easter. Now and then a violent slorin will rip into them and toss up onto 1he beach the remains of monsters that have been sleeping there since Florida was covered with ice. The curly - tusked mastodons did not plod about in swamps, like the dinosaurs and giant lizards, but rampaged over grassy waters, having trekked originally from Asia over what is now the Bering Strait. With them came the shaggy imperial mammoth, also a precursor of the elephant; the saber-toothed tiger, camels, bisons and the first American horse, which was about the size ol a large dog, But none of the cowponies that change hands at the weekly Okeechobee auction are descendants of this dwarf quadruped; he was extinct thousands nf years before Cortez brought the first modern horses tD America from Spain. Man Found At Vcro Btsch As to the finding of fossils in Florida, Dr. Auffenberg explained that the state is particularly rirti in them because even in prehistoric times it was a peninsula, forming a trap, so tD speak, for animals migrating from all purls nf the continent. Remains are frequently brought to light by draglines, and almost anywhere in the state. Nor are they all pieces of animals-, bones nf a prehistoric man, regarded by scientists as a major discovery, turned up some years u near Vero Beach. t rrffirS-Trlttine f.riff S'hnlfi hy i-*-n MrNMIly) MASTODON'S MASTICATORS WKIA, HiKSKRVHO . . . . Afttr 12,000 Ytan In Peat-Boo Off Fori Pigrct B«ich once the largest ship on (lie Great Lakes. The first rescue ship to reach the scene, the German freighter Christian Sartori, reported rience nf a tremendous cxph It spotted a large blast-torn tank and whet appeared to be coat but nothing else, Planes and shiJs of the Coast Guard reported no sign or survivors. First to join the German ship at the scene was the cutter Sun. dew from Charlevoix, some as miles away. The buoy t e 13 d e Hollyhock from Sturgeon Bay Wis.', was dispatched to help u the search. At the searchers combed thi turbulent seaa, the temperature dropped to sub-freezing and south west winds howled in one oi me worst late shipping season storms Thmimhnuf the long night, n,rrC im isn Sir scene. When the Sarlori exhausted its supply, plane dropped a .'resh load. The Bradley, under the ce mati,i „r Cant. Roland Brvan Loudenville, N.Y., was flying the flag of the Bradley Transporla-tion to. of Rogers City, Mich. The firm is a subsidiary of u.i, steel Corp, *w „f llm crew members from the Rogers City area and officials, in telling families that the ship was lost, advisca: Masonic Bldg. Space Leased By Post Office • PmlmnW (t. W. Peters ai Bniinrnd fnri'ov that the DO(t Office department nas ieaseo me tmuc lower floor of the Masonic Bldg. on Avenue A and the Masonic owned grounds behind it. year. lease, Peters said, is for two with an option for a third reters said that with the growth of the city it was necessary lo find some way to expano. operations way to expand operations. lary and treasurer. Plans have been made to hold a Christmas nartv for all local chil dren. Tentative dale is December 19, Ihe place to be announced later. Renreseuinlives of veterans eaniiations atrendins the oreaniaa- lional meeting were-. American Le gion — Lochrie, T ^Koy tletley i Bruce Kvals; DisaBTcd Amerii Veterans — Josenli DeMambro and David Hall; Marine Corps League— Louis DcCastro and Richard Lozier; Veterans of Foreign Wars— Michael Hurley, O. C. Whiddon and Rives; 3nrl World War I Veterans— Melvin Lamb, Barney Williams and Prins. Couple, Infant Aboard, Sailship Goes Aground deep dI draft - sailing vl,.,r,?. „ i rating i ilanrt waters. Tms nrovei! r veslcrday for the Blue] 'fains. en route to Miami from New York. Its S'.ti-ft, rt-nft permits ccarre leeway outside lhr channel ^^^^ | MARINE SWEETHKART— Blonde blue-eyed Maribcui Erusborcor (above) of Tampa, Fla.. bus been named "Sweetheart" in a beauty contest conducted by U, S. Marines graduating from basic training at the j\Tarine base at l'arris Island. S. C. The 17-year-old junior in a Tampa high scool was chosen in competition with more llun 2,000 girls who sent their photographs to the base at the suggestions o[ boy friends taking training there. (AP Wircpliolo). Missile Fizzle Launches Search There was a lime when anything you saw flying was a bird and thai as all tnerj was 10 h. tiip Wrieht b.rulhers changed ihat T»hen thev added the airplane to the lisl of airborne objects, nowadays, it could he most' anything. The Coast Guard dispatched boat yesterday to search for a ported airplane crasn m tnc sea ths St. Lucie Inlet. The "crasl arrnnline in the Coast (iuard, was reported lo them by (he Martin County sheriff's office, 3 ii] i Coast Guard officials notified of the "crash" and an attempt was made to check alr- ft that might have held courses ?r the vicinity. Meanwhile, the .-vessel from the Coast Guard sta tion here sped lo the area. The witness saw what appeared All incoming mail will be handM k ^ ^ ^ e]illc-%a int0. the Masonic Bide. This will in. elude parcel post From there, mail will be distributed to other placesj Peters said. Local Veterans Band Together Itepresentau'ves from all local veterans organizations have banded together ui a. group to be known as tbe St. Lucie County Veterans Council, it was announced today by Neal Prins, one of the officers. The main purpose of the council will be to have all Uie organiiations cooperate in local matters of special interest to veterans, and to uniie Ihe various patriotic ceremonies a civic celebrations. Officers of the Council are John Lochrie, chairman; Prins, vice chairman; and Rooert Hives, jecre- Checks completed, the Coast ordered Ht Boat bacK to the sta- when Cape Canaveral aulhor- veriflcd the crash of a misslli launched at approximately 4 p.m yesterday. The Air Force Navaho missile performed normally far a fu minute of its fliaht and then beea to wobble., finally exploding In burst of fire and smoke. It d stroyed iiseLf, Air Force officials said. NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Local •oters advised the City Coun- i] in an informational referendum Tuesday that they do not waul six closed white schools returned lo ily control for integrated opera- ton. prepared steps to taKe 11 tne Germans hecin cnntToUinR Hilary truck convoys or Coose, a 58 f I . s.iilboal that weiili Experts here believe the AI-a.eround Tuesday afternoon at Vero ;jrs w;|] rpact wifh <jK.Se steps: Beach and again this morning near, i^mally refuse to accept East the north bridge here- j German rontrnls. The vessel, sailed by Thomns( jf |fft no choice, yield to East Burnett of Jackson, Mich,, Willi ', German controls while makinp it his wife and infant aboard — is riear that this docs not constitute rerugnitiun of the Communist i gime. of the inland waterway. The Coast [ An alternative would he for the Guard refloated the craft without j Allies in attempt an airhfi similar damage in both instances. jio Uie one that broke the Soviet Offered Big Money To Fly Arms, Ammo By BOB EKNS Nawt-Trlbum Staff Wrltar Quick CHRh dansrled before them hy Cuban revolution-aries is proving a big temptittiori for commercial pilots in thi» area, So far most of the airplane driven? seem to be stearins clear of the hip money lures tint Ihe word in out that you can make n quick — rind birr — buck by flyinn contraband arms and ammunition to Cuban rebel strorifrholds. Some of the fliers, particularly those who've had a lean year on the crop dusting front, find the temptation hard to resist despite tin.- haz ards involved. "They'd have In offer me real big money before 1 d consider it, said one duster pilot. "You'd he taking a his chance— nut men lis been tough year, mid that money sounds .infill good. "Propoil Honed" (Juliiing around various airports and landinc strips in the county, this reporter found only one flier whgl said he'd been propositioned to carry u ' load" lo CuBa. Either the others hadn't received odors or they didn't w'ant !o get In volved in a discussion with the Bor der Patrol if Uicy admitted it pub licly. The one filer who admitlerl agent of the Cohan rehel movement had enntacted him, insisted that Ids amc be kept quiet. "This euv asked me if I wanted i pick up some easy money but hen he lold me what J had to do, I the aviator revealed. "You could lose your ticket (pilot's license) If you got caught." L«»! Contact The agent who contacted him was an American and a resident of Fort PJerce whom lie knew, not a CuSan. tiie flier added. He said he informed the Border Palrol of the offer and told them everything he knew about it. However. W. E. rTelchens, immi gration patrol inspector who covers this area, and Charles B. Chamblee, senior patrol inspector In charge of the Border Patrols West patm Beach office, both Insisted (hey know-nothing about this particular report although they ran down many repnrts every day, mosl of them "dry runs." The filer said the "agent" didn't specify how much he'd get paid for the job, only (Jiat it was "easy I Rot ine raea it was a large amount," he said, If he took up the offer, the "agent" as to furnish the ulane and Uie weapons and ammunition would be dropped Dy paracnuie to a cesignuieu spot in Cuba's rebel-held territory. "A Big Deal" Chamblee said the Border Patrol keeping abreast of the gun-run ning situation and that he has na doubt Hal it's "a big deal." He pointed oul that not only are im-s whii take tbe chance liable to orosecutian from both Ihe U. S. and Cuban governments, "but they have no guarantee that they'll ever return from audi a flight." blockade in 1918. There is no assurance the Cnm-munists would let another Allied airlift proceed without harassment from their fighter planes, llul it seemed unlikely thry would precipitate a war by seriously interfering. While the Allies waited for the next Russian move, a U.S. Army truck convoy returned wilhout incident from West Germany Tuesday night. The Russians stopped three tpirkf las' Friday because ihe American soldiers had orders not to permit Soviel inspection of covered cargoes. Going West Tuesday, the convoy's cargo was uncovered. The two tracks and a jeep relumed empty. In Mns™ foreign diplomat seemed convinced Premier Khrushchev meant business when he demanded Nov. Ill that the Allies leave Berlin. The impression lhat a transfer of occupation pow ers was 1111: i.i.i- iv. v cned by an ettiloria Tuesday saying the Soviel Union was determiner! to act witlioul Western consent. West German Chancellor Kon-rad Adenauer lold a political rally Cuban rehels lust misht decide, lo ftrsb holh the plane and the pilot In gniuiwn to ine illegal cargo, cnam-htee said. Incandiary Bomb* There also have been reports ttiat the anti-Batista rebels are offcrlnt whopping sunn lo fliers to drop In cendiary litimbs in Cuban sugar cane fields— a blow aimed at crippling th* country's economy. The pilot, by straying "off eourae" few hundred milea south of Flor ida, could drop the delayed-action Incendiary bombs and be back home in bed before they ever exploded. Actually, the penalties for such acts are surprisingly light— although RtLff enough to make an adventuroui filer think twice about it. Dave Clark, assistant U, 8. Attar-:v at Miami, said there are Uirr* different charges filed in such cases. "Expedition against a friendly na-(ion1' carries a maximum fine of $3,000 or three years in prison; possession nf machine guns involves a $2.0011 or five years sentence; and a maximum of"S2a.OOO or two years goes wilh a charge of illegally supplying arms and ammunition to a foreign nation. Defendants usually can be charged i all three counts. So far. however, those caught in fouth Florida raids were captured only in the »ct ol loading a plane and drew light 60-day jail sentences. It probably would lie a lot stiffer If they hart actually delivered the goods, At any rate, the Border Fatro! has x touch iob an its hands trying to foil Ihe movement of guns and ammo nulside flic countrv. There are a lot o£ isolated landing strips In smith Florida and a lot ot pilots wno nave hankering for a fast dollar. Zone Plan Urged By Beach Group A complete toning propoaal *o* Uie SouUi Beach area, wai pre-scnlcd last evening to the city commission and city planning board by a group of beach residents. The proposal follows, closely the ?onlng as already proposed, but differs slightly in several locations. It was announced lhat the plan ning board will meet again on Friday evening to give further study to the proposal. Th« board mil meet again wilh the city fathers Monday evening. Another meeting will be arranged later with the beach residents for still mora discussion and possible final action. No olticial action was taken last night. Western Big 3 Set For Crisis As Reds Shift Control In Berlin BERLIN (AP) - The Western Big Three today got sel to cope with the impending iransfer to the East German Communists of Russia's control over Allied supply lines to west Berlin. Tiie Soviet withdrawal from the four power occupation of Berlin was considered a certainty. The Russian action wa? expected to touch off the most serious Berlin crisis since the. IW-O blockade. The United States. Britain and France were reliably reported to in Frankfurt the Kremlin obviously was preparing to break tb* Allied agreements on Berlin. THE WEATHER Florida: partly cloudy this af ternoon and tonight except in-creasinc; cloudiness wilh occasion- il rain likely exlrcnie north. Thursday considerable cloudiness with intermittent rain except partly cloudy extreme south. Turning colder extreme nnrih tonight and central portion Thursday. High this afternoon 80BS excepl low 70s Tallahassee area. Low to night 15 - 55 exlreme ,iorth, 65-70 central, and 70 - io extreme souui. Jacksonville through Florida Straits: variable winds mostly easterly 5 - is M.P.H. through Thursday except winds becoming northeast and north 12-22 M.P.H. over north portion tonight and elsewhere Thursday. Increasing *.l„i„!l»nr<- lww'iiitund Tmrlti tvirlion in Trnvda : . J- shov,ws; Thursday South Bridgi Tidtl High 5:38 a.m.; 5:53 p.m. Low .„..It:Sl a.m.; 12:18 p.m. Brtakwaltr ltd** 1 hour* tarlltr

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