The Tampa Times from Tampa, Florida on March 31, 1959 · 1
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1 1 il i i Pretty Low Cloudy today and tonight. Scattered showers today. Fog tonight. Partly cloudy, warmer Wednesday. Variable wlrds 5-15 wph. Low tonight 65. High Wednesday 82. K A (ft r nn 4 i liv UVi 1 I uiium tv T-l, Jj I' 1 1 "t I J !..! LI ' I-J " 1 B 1 I" I J P A m. mm - i i MP" ' i .1 . . 1. . V THE CRIME FIGHTER A "" 1 SIXTY-SEVENTH YEAR No. 4S TA1UPA ftorttia TTTTrcn a v a o-u -i 7n7 nrrT- ru n - I 2 . I ; - -ivx, rxtvxx 01, x ,1V IV-. Hi .tavjc LtiiM3 A it Mi tUll L ALT jLU (pfTilSx (TilMrT3 or3cT ; ' "- - MM PI it -J t--''vi i Li L-i ! I I I i i I . I : r ! V ' "l"vJ! V NEW BUSCII GARDENS DEDICATED Officials attending include, from left, Tampa Mayor Nick Nuccio, Anheuser-Busch plant manager Kenneth II. Bitting, Jr., and A-B President August A. Busch, Jr. ' (Times Photo). 2000 WITNESS COLORFUL CEREMONY Busch Gardens Dedicate) About 2000 civic and gathered at the new $20 million Anheuser-Busch Brewery here today for the offi cial dedication of Busch Gardens. v August A. Busch, Jr., chairman of the board of Anheuser-Busch, dedicated the gardens in honor of his grandfather, Adolphus Busch; his father, August A. Busch, ONE MAN MAIN HOPE Pupil Placement Law Called Race Solution Florida's pupil placement law Is the one mam hope for sound solution of the state' school integration problem Cody Fowler, former president of the American Bar Associa tion, said last night. Fowler spoke to the Plant High School Parent-Teacher Association. The Tampa lawyer is a member of the Fabisinski committee, which was named by Gov. LeRoy Collins to study the integration question and offer recommendations. citing .worth carolinas ex perience with its student place ment act, which served as j pattern for Florida's law, Fow ler said it has worked because some Negro pupils who passed tests conducted by their local school boards were admitted to white schools. "My grandfather fought un der the Stars and Bars," Fowler said. "I don't want the federal courts to rule that way. But I can't let my sentiment affect my judgment. It seems to me we must have some token inte gration, as in North Carolina if we are to avoid mass inte gration of our public schools 1954 Ruling: Decisive Fowler observed it doesn't do Florida any good now to say what a bad decision the supreme court rendered in 1954. "Practically, the constitution of the United States is what the supreme court says it is, Fowler said. "It's decision be came the law, like it or what you please." Although emphasizing that he pelieves the Federal Govern March Goes Out After Carving Niche In Records March came to an end today In Tampa, having carved its own niche in the record books. Weathermen counted up and reported that it rained on 19 of the month s 31 days, with more than an inch of rainfall on each five of those days. On three days, there was more than two inches. The month was barely two- thirds completed when it became the wettest March on rec ord In Tampa. The old record of 9.87 inches for the month, set in 1930, was reached and surpassed. By this morning, the total rainfall for March stood at 12.84 inches. The hottest day of the month tvas the 25th, when the mercury vent to 84 degrees, and the coolest was the 13th, when it dropped to 45. j political leaders from the' national 'state, and lrval lev ment did a most stupid thing In sending troops to Little Rock. Fowler said "we cannot with any lorce ngnt the decrees of the supreme court." He pointed to the massive resistance doctrine proclaimed by Virginia immediately after the supreme court's 1954 decision and the fact now that schools in several Virginia cities are integrated. "JLet's not fool ourselves into believing we can accomplish what Virginia failed to do," Fowler said. Interposition No Help The attorney referred to the doctrine of interposition. He said several states passed such resolutions but they had no effect on the court "It sounded so good but meant so little," Fowler said. He told the Plant PTA members there would be many im-practicalities in the operation of any parent-option plan. He asked: "Where would we get the teachers for the private schools contemplated under the program? How can you give credit for taxes to a parent who petitions to have his child withdrawn from a school that may be integrated when that parent pays little if any taxes? He said that although State (Continued on Pagre 4, Col. 3) CSCfIC oncer BOSTON, March 31. (P A "magic bullet" for cancer a drug that would kill or check the growth of cancerous cells was foreseen today by a Philadelphia researcher. Dr. Charles S. Cameron, dean of Hahnemann Medical College, said a newly developed anti-cancer drujr cured two hamsters who some months ago had "full-blown actively growinff cancers." In a speech prepared for a luncheon opening: the 1959 crusade of the American Cancer Society In Massachusetts, Dr. Cameron said: "The principle of the magic bullet for cancer, it seems to me, has been established as reasonable by this demonstration. "And if science has been able to do it for one kind of cancer In one kind of animal t - 5 i ', i 1 (Sr.; and his brother, Adolphus Busch III; and to the principles and policies they established. "In constructing this brewery, Anheuser-Busch wanted to do more than just build a fac tory. It is our company's belief that a modern Industrial plant should also add to the area . in design and landscape. It should contribute its attractiveness and add to the beauty of the community in addition to being a plant that is also functional and efficient," Busch said. speaicers xor the occasion were The Rev. Paul C. Reinert, S.J., president of St. Louis University; Mayor Nick Nuccio of Tampa; and H. L. (Dusty) Crowder, retiring president of the Greater Tamna Chamber of Commerce. An official mark er, signifying the dedication of the gardens, was unveiled by Aaoipnus Jtsusch IV.- Busch Gardens, landscaped In a tropical setting on the brew ery grounds, boasts a display ot rare Dirds, and a 118 acre tract for Clydesdale horses, zeoras, Duitaio ana ostriches. Green Stamps Given By Sunday School ALICE, Texas, March 31. (JP) A green trading stamp was attached to letters mailed to members of First 3 a p t i s t Church here by T. G. Peters, superintendent of the church school. Come to Sunday School, he told the congregation members, and they wculd get two more green stamps tor eacn one re ceived by mail. Attendance as up substanti ally the next Sunday. urb Seen with one kind of drug, I have every confidence that in the time to come science will develop other drugs effective against many cancers probably all cancers In the human species." Dr. Cameron, a former medical and scientific director of the American Cancer Society, cautioned, however, that the solution of cancer will not come all at once but rather the problem "will gradually crumble before the attrition tactics oxlan army of scientists and bit by bit the dimensions of cancer will diminish." The Philadelphia doctor, notinff that cancer kills 270,-000 persons annually and that 40 million persons now alive in this country will be its victims, described "this monstrous affliction" as the major health problem deservinjr the public's concern. I Bullet' Unarmed Transpbr Target Of Fighters" BONN, Germany, March 31. (UPI) The United States has protested the buzzing of an unarmed Ameri can Air rorce transport ngniers during a mgnt to triday, informed sources The Soviets have countered with a protest declaring Trafficante's Gambling Ring Said Broken The "Gambling Empire" of Tampa gambler Santo Traffi cante, Jr., in Havana has been broken, according to an Asso dated Press report from the Cuban, capital. The report, at tributed to "gambling circles,' further stated Trafficante had returned to his Tampa home. nowever, a Tampa source close to Trafficante flatly said "He is not in Tampa and has no intention of returning." The source reported talking with Santo about two weeks ago. The local contact said the gambler made no mention at that time of returning to Tampa." Also the source said Trafficante was still operating tne casinos at that time. Trafficante operated the Sans Souci Casino, and has had con trolling interests in the Deau ville, Capri, Sevilla-Biltmore and Commodoro, all in Havana The Sans Souci, Deauville and Sevilla-Biltmore have been closed since Fidel Castro's overthrow of the Batista regime. Ac cording to the AP the Comodoro is not being operated by Benny ternandez, also of Tampa. The Capri is also reported open. New York District Attorney frank Uogan said last Fall he wanted to question Trafficante in connection with the 1957 kill ing of gangster Albert Anastasia in New York. In Tampa, County Solicitor Paul Johnson said he had not heard anything about Traffi cante returning to his Tampa home. 'It's news to me," Chief Sher iff 's Office Criminal Deputy Archie Adair, said when he was informed of the wire service story. Mrs. Sam Trafficante, wife of Santo's brother, reached at her home at 701 West Alfred, said she knew nothing of Santo's be ing back in town or his plans to come to Tampa. Sir Winston Victim Of Burglars LONDON, March 31. (LTD Britain's ' phantom burglars struck again last night, steal ing diamonds, rubies and pos sibly furs from Sir Winston Churchill's town house. It was the third spectacular burglary in Britain In the past few weeks. Earlier thieves stole nearly one-half million dollars in jewelry from Lady Norah Docker's Rolls-Royce and bur glars entered a third floor window in American actress Lauren Bacall's London home to empty her jewel box. Last night s burglary was dis covered by Churchill's butler when he returned to the house in London's exclusive Kensington area late in the evening. Neither of the Churchills was home. Sir Winston currently is vacationing in the south of France and Lady Churchill was visiting friends in Kent. The Big Payoff The Tampa Times is presenting a most unusual offer! The biff payoff is here! This is America's finest newspaper-magazine combination. How does it work? The Times and the nation's lead ing magazine publishers have teamed to give you one big reading package at one small cost only 45 cents per week. You select your choice of any three magazines listed in the coupon in today's Tampa Times. Tour magazines will be delivered by mail your Tampa Times by carrier. Clip the handy coupon today and mail to The Tampa Times or five to your neighborhood carrier. plane by three Soviet iet ana irom West Berlin last said today. mat no American plane may fly above 10,000 feet when crossing East Germany to and from West Berlin, the sources added. . The buzzing occurred last Fri day and was witnessed by hundreds of West Berliners.out for an afternoon stroll. Turbo Prop Informed sources said the incident occurred during the first of a series of supply flights to the U. S. garrison in West Berlin of C-130 turbo-prop transport planes. The C-130 is a high altitude plane, and is being substituted throughout Europe for the twin- fuselage C-119s which formerly were the supply mainstay. lhe u. fa. representative at the Berlin air safety center manned by U. S British, French and Soviet officers notified the Soviets of the planned flight in the normal fashion, informed sources said. He told the Russians the plane would fly across East Germany at aDout 25,000 feet. The Soviet controller imme diately objected to the planned altitude, the informed sources said, but U. S. officials de cided to have the flight made nevertheless. . Harassed Plane Shortly after the C-130 crossed the East-West German frontier, these sources said, it was approached by three Soviet jet fighter planes which harassed it until the American craft landed at Tempelhof Air field, in the center of West Berlin. The Soviets - performed air acrobatics, and often flew within five or 10 feet of the American plane, it was reported. They came close enough for tne American plane s crew to read,' and note, the Soviet (Continued on Page 4, Col. 5) Jobless Pay Bill Inked By Ike WASHINGTON, March 31. (JP) p resident Eisenhower signed into law today the bill extending the temporary fed eral unemployment compensa tion program to June 30. Congress sent the bill to the White House last week before taking off for an Easter vacation. It Is estimated to benefit about 405,000 persons at a cost of $78,000,000. The old law was due to expire April 1. Under the program, unemployed workers may get as much as 13 extra weeks of unemployment compensation. I The law provides for federal loans to the states to increase the duration of their payments by as much as 50 per cent. The length of payments vary with individual states but some pay 26 meeks. ! HAS EVERYTHING Gibsonton By FRANK BAYLE Times Staff Writer "Gibsonton has everything to make the area prosperous but it hasn't lived up to its promise Once the four lane highway is completed, things will begin to boom here." This optimistic lew is held by Floyd Bliss, a Gibsonton realtor, and is shared by active civic leaders. "Everything" includes the beautiful Alafia River on the north. Bull Frog Creek on the south and access to Tampa Bay on the west. U. S. 41, now being four-laned, and the ACL railroad run north and south through the area, providing ideal industrial and residential access. Bliss reports community growth, predominately residen tial, is eastward toward U. S. 301 with several sub-divisions j either platted or in the planning stage and most of the desirable Alafia frontage privately ownecL U. S. Phosphoric, billed as the largest plant of its kind, is located north of Gibsonton, at the mouth of the Alafia. The March floods brought no problems to industry or residents although the land is considered low. There are very few FHA built homes in the area and the community is unzoned. Ycowwww ! Intangible Tax Blocked By Injunction OCALA, March 31. VP) A temporary injunction was grant ed today preventing Attorney General Richard Ervin from col lecting intangible property taxes here. Circuit Court Judge D. -R. Smith granted the injunction and made no comment except to say a final hearing would be set as soon as possible. Defendants are State Comptroller Ray Green, Marion Coun ty tax assessor Ernest Nott and Marion County tax collector L. R. Bracken. The suit was filed by partners doing business as H. S. Camp and Sons, Ocala meat packing firm; and partners doing business as Rheinauers, Ltd., an Ocala women's apparel store. They asked for an injunction to prevent assessment and collection of the taxes and to bar enforcement of the attorney gen eral's ruling in December, 1958 which makes a partner's interest in the net worth of a partner ship taxable as intangible prop erty. The plaintiffs said they were notified they were required to pay the 1958 tax plus a penalty for failure to show their interest in their 1958 intangible re turns. They are also directed to re port the partnership interest on their 1959 .returns before April 1. In Today's Times Boyle 71 Radio. TV 10 Comics 15-16 Society 13-14 Crossword 11 ' Sports 8-9 Deaths 2 Theaters 11 Editorials 6 Weather 15 Financial ' 16lWincheIl 11 TO MAKE AREA PROSPER - Land Of "Lack of zoning is our biggest asset", reports Pat Patterson, long time resident and businessman. The three distinct groups which make up the community population agree with him. But the community's biggest problem is the three sharply defined residential groups: The "crackers," "carnies" and "circus people." These are descriptive terms freely used locally and are not considered at all derogatory. "Cracker" includes the non-entertaining old timer and Johnny-come-late Iy who are the year-around residents. Among the "carnies" and "circus people" are retired performers and those who live there only between shows. The last two are not to be carelessly lumped under the general heading of "show peo-i pie". The difference is said to be artistic talent performers. among circus j People And Fame Gibsonton's case against zoning and its steady past growth lends its validity is that it has brought both residents and fame to Gibsonton. The carnies call it Gibtown. Civic leaders feel any zoning proposal will be strongly pro tested. If zoning does comes, the active circus and carnival peo- DOC SPARE THAT NEEDLE Rex, the terrified terrier, appears to yelp as he gets an injection of penicillin for an infected paw. The truth is the do; yawned just before the needle found its mark. (AP Wirephoto). BY SENATE CHIEFTAIN Redisricting Bill Passage Foreseen TALLAHASSEE, March 31. LTs Senate president designate Dewey M. Johnson says some form of legislative reapportionment may well get through the 1959 session, but that it might not be what Gov. LeRoy Collins would like. Johnson and other influential members of the Senate's majority bloc have given the cold shoulder to Collins own proposed appor tionment plan. However, the Senate president said that with some sharp changes, the governor's plan might be worth a second look. Their chief objections have been that the Collins plan bases representation on population and would probably give Dade County two senators. According to present esti mates of the 1960 population, the plan would create a 47-man Senate and a 104-man House, an increase of- nine in each house over present membership. Johnson said the Senate ma jority bloc this session would be stronger than ever. It will include at least 24 senators when reapportionment matters are before the body, he said. The majority bloc consisted of 20 or 21 votes during the long reapportionment battles of 1955 and 1956. The governor was never able to crack the bloc and the fight ended in a deadlock. House speaker designate Thomas " B e a s I e y announced meanwhile that the house would begin its 1959 session at 10 A.M. April 7, the earliest hour ever for that body. The House meeting was moved up to allow an extra hour for unveiling portraits of 14 former speakers painted during the past two years. The Senate will convene at noon . next Tuesday and at 3 P.M. Promise pie promise to roll their trailers! The Florida Development and trucks on to unzoned if not; Commission, which was criti-greener pastures elsewhere inicizd last summer for failing Florida. The freedom to build lto mention Tampa in some na-as they wish or to park trailers jtional advertising to promote and carny equipment appeals to new industry, gave the Look them. Until zoning is proposed, the three groups will keep in fight ing trim battling community is sues in the fire hall. It houses two fire trucks, full time bulance, two-way radio equip-j111 ment, Kitcnen ana auaiionum. The last two are used by teen- age groups under adult supervision and by civic organizations. Fire Association Gibsonton has an active chamber of commerce and its activities cover the entire east Tampa Bay area. The fire association has over 1000 members who pay $2 monthly for fire and am- bulance service. The problems absent among teen-agers are abundant in adult circles. In a meeting of the fire association last week, 175 resi- dents passed up two competingifataliUea. l"e affairs to be on hand for a com-j munity showdown. After the explosive ended one of the long umeer jirenien, jacK v msiow, ; expressed lear me eiiicient voi - , (Continued on Page 4, Col. 4) lampa Passed Up Again In Magazine Story Tampa has some accricved home-town boosters today. Another national magazine has done a long story about Florida, and overlooked tl.e state's leading port city. This time it was Look Magazine, which devoted its cover and 19 pages of text and pictures to an account of Florida, including its new industries, growing population, new millionaires, construction boom and what have you. Tampa Is mentioned twice: Once on a map of the state and once in an article about The Negro in Florida, which mentions that the buses here are integrated. Joe MickVr cf the dsmber of Commerce advertising and publicity bureau, commented. "That's us. all risht that's the luck of the Irish." He said, "I don't know why we don't get more attention, except that we're not a tourist city. A lot of these magazine editors have been to Miami or St. Petersburg and they think in terms of those cities even when they're writing about industry or something else in the state." magazine writers some request ed assistance. -jCity Compared am-;n C 1 1 rxrrwr V L y Of Car Deaths A survey of accident fatalities for January and February, 1959, showed today that Tampa had about three tenths deaths tor every vehicles istered in the city. reg- The National Safety Council survey was based on a comparison of cities comparable to the population size of Tampa. They included Des Moines, Iowa Mich, 0.0. For the first two months of 1959 Tsmna Tw1-f In comparison, San Francisco jjcjes I i nn nn tin t ka . i . deaths per 10.000 rcrisTf-pH i ! The Sures were all based en J1350 census cumbers. i i

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