The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida on April 8, 1955 · 23
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The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida · 23

Miami, Florida
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Friday, April 8, 1955
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uJ1t£ (Sown Bjr JACK BELL ' A ROUTINE compliance with a law not often enforced haa helped police learn where Prisoner George Heroux got the I gun he used to kill J G Godwin In Raiford prison earlier this week Raymond Staffs a race track exercise boy bought the gun and signed for it at Sach's Brothers 147 W Flagler at He gave It to BELL Jean Evans common law wife f Heroux And he smuggled It In to him at Raiford Feb 20— visitors day Staffs didn’t have to show that he needed the gun or why he was buying it And outside of Miami city limits and Miami Beach he'd not have been asked V sign Then nobody could have traced the gun I spent a long busy day in Raiford recently and must say that George Heroux is crazy If he expected to escape alone Carelessness similar to that which let Joan Evans smuggle the gun to Heroux possibly could have let a dozen guns get In Then a dozen armed men working according to plan might break out — if they had a few guards or trusties on their side For Heronx to fry it alone impossible! The prison is sor rsonded by three high wire fences electrified ho man could get near the fences or the gates unseen In fact it's impossible that Heroux could have reached the huge yard utside the cell block without capture Supt L F- Chapman la an elderly kindly warden with year of experience and a thor-ough knowledge of criminology He Is a good warden He told me that hb expected Godwin to take over when he retired "He'a a good man” Chapman aald “But I'm woegied because of a serious Illness” I'm V'ondering why Heroux selected Godwin Did he figure that Godwin was disliked and no prisoner would Interfere? Or did he think other guards would think that since he was walking with the as-altant superintendent Godwin waa taking him somewhere? Certainly Heroux was ready to kill any man but he wanted most to escape And shooting's not exactly the way to pull a lick Job Inside Halford Now a fine official la dead young man's headed straight for the electric chair a young woman and a stupid raca track man face long terms because "anybody can buy a gun anywhere" Jug’ Pays Off George is a 13-yar-old son ef Sid Solomon owner of a restaurant George was bitten by the photographic bug — a serious case So when George began photographing patrons in the restaurant — for free "Just as a favor to me”— Sid had an idea Why not let the guest get the pictures free but pay into a Children’ Hospital fund So George now la shooting for a $100 Committee of 1000 plaque He'll make It too tforie-Dtce Miami Moose teen-age dances now are averaging 150 each week On April 15 there’ll be a seml-foriral dance at which movies will ba taken for the annual film of Moseheart which goei throughout the nation Oldest Library 1 didn't know tbe Lemon City library waa South Florfda’a eldest until they held Open House Thursday It was the let birthday anniversary Wa pass the old building each school morning at NE 61st st and Fourth ct Let’s see that makes It a library opened In 1894 The Lemon City Improvement Association waa formed In 1892 No wonder I aee the names of so many pioneers on the list Auy Ideas? This is ag'ln the roles bat let’s try anyway Frank Gardiner la an Invalid veteran confined to bed wheelchair or ear He haa a three-bedroom house and seeks a family to live with him Doctor advise 1 home care rather than a hospital He needs some help offers free rent and doesn't object to children Call MO 7-0598 A guy busted up by war rates a little special attention Help Provided For Taxpayers Laurie W Tomlinson state dt rector of the Internal Revenue Bureau will keep hla office open to the public Saturday from 830 a m to 1 pm to help taxpayers prepare their return forms Evening service will be avall-eb'e Monday through Thursday from 8 U 6 p m et his office room 301 of the Flaza bldg 245 SE First st April 15 the deadline for fll-j lng Income tax return Tomltn- eon 'a office win be open from 830 am to midnight i rid ay April 8 1955 leach Police Hustle Score Questioned In Big Gem Theft By STEPHEN FLYNN Herald (UK Writer Miami Beach police trying for a quick solution to a ‘100000 jewel and fur burglary swept their dragnet through known criminal haunts for the second straight day Thursday -With the total number of "detentions for questioning” nearing 20 early Friday Surfside police added to the haul by nabbing Willie E Harris strong-arm bar manager who police said was seen in the burglarized Albion Hotel shortly after the large haul was made early Wednesday Previously arrested for Jamming broken beer bottles into bar patrons’ faces Harris w a a brought In on a disorderly conduct warrant at the request of Police Chief Romeo J Shepard Miami Beach J? 1 MARY RIFE SIMMONS if was her car JACK SOICHER a lew questions FCC Action Hits 3 Radio Stations Here Renewal of three Greater Miami radio stations’ licenses was withheld Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission which cited "highly questionable policies of allowing race tipsters to adverUse The stations WMBM and WAHR Miami Beach and WFEC Miami were given 30 da a to reply Each la an Independent broadcasting operation featuring news and music Spokesmen for the stations said official notification of the actien had not been received and no comment could be made An FCC official said an investigation will be made to determine If "the public interest” is being served by allowing racing tips to be advertised on the station Each of the stations carries commercial programs sponsored and produced by so-called race tipster who offer "winners” to listeners for a fee “Tipster” mentioned In the FCC action were AI Laurence WMBM Jimmy Grant WAHR and John Kinney WFEC The commission said the tips tera were "engaged In businesses of a questionable and marginal nature” Each station operates under a three-year license subject to renewal Fall in Shaft Injures Man When he stepped Into an elevator that wasn’t there Stephen Carroll 60 fell 15 feet and was seriously Injured Thursday morning Carroll 1401 NW North River dr had reported for work early Thursday at the post office annex 2121 NW 21st at He unlocked the door to the elevator on the first floor and stepped In But the elevator was on the second story level and Carroll fell down the shaft landing on steel cross bar at the bottom He suffered a skull fracture and possible Internal Injuries He is in Jackson Memorial Hospital In This Section Yen’ll Also Find Amusement Pages 2-5 Business Pages 6-8 mm of dav ive other men were picked for questioning late 'Thursday including Dominic Fog-nini 43 who Detective Sgt ‘ Henry Dworkin said is the possessor of a three-page criminal record ranging from procuring to burglary He was booked on four minor charges and held under $4000 bond In their Wednesday night raids police rounded up more than a dozen holders of criminal records and also brought in Jack Soicher 53 and Mary Rife Simmons 28 Both were charged with vagrancy Miss Simmons a pretty blonde was released in $500 bond but Soicher remained in jail after failing to post $2500 bond They were arrested while sitting in front of a Washington ave bar In Mis Simmons’ late model convertible Police found an envelope from the Garib Motel cohtaining an expensive gold bracelet and matching earrings hidden in a panel in the car's rear seat Harris a professional bar manager recently had been manager of the cocktajl lounge at the Ca-rib Motel Soicher wa arrested last year as a burglary suspect when he was caught carrying master keys to rooms In two Beach hotels and Miss Sim-mons was picked up last month while In tbe company of alleged Jewel thief Sam Kabllon-akl awaiting trial in California Police at first believed the gold Jewelry was part of the loot taken from a penthouse suite shared by Mrs Kay Fine Mrs Chelna Silver Mr and Mrs Samuel Kamens and Benjamin Mel-nlcoff But Mr Fine who suffered the heaviest loss could not Identify the jewelry as belonging to her or the other victim Detectives were checking recent burglary victim to place ownership of the jewelry found m Miss Simmons’ car before filing separate charges One reason that Harris was sought for questioning In the robbery — in addition to being seen in the Albion an hour after the burglary — Is that he owns a concession In a New Hampshire hotel owned by Mrs Fine and her husband Mrs Fine habitually wears expensive Jewelry She was robbed of $37000 worth of jewels In 1931 while standing In front of the Albion Wednesday’ burglary was made while Mrs Fine and her friends were out for the evening Police still are compiling an inventory of the stolen goods and believe the final total value will be "considerably more than $100000” U3I Foundation Luncheon Today ' Members of the University of Miami Sustaining Foundation will hold a luncheon meeting at noon today at the Biscayne Terrace Hotel The group will hear a report on the progress of a drive for $250000 in contributions for the university co-director Robert M Morgan said JIMMY BILLY PAUSES THOUGHTFULLY Most Complete Local Neivs THIS FUZZY FRIEND IS A ‘ Betty — Herald Btsff Photos by Douc Kennedy PATSY THE DUCKLING STROLLS THROUGH TOWN on the heels o 1 mistress Betty Ann Coble A Girl's Best Friend And Everywhere That Betty Went the Duck-- ' By TONY SCHIAPPA Herald Staff Writer A man’s best friend may be his dog but a gal’s best buddy is her duckling according to 10-year-old Betty Ann Goble whose ardent fuzzy friend refuses to let her out of his— or her — sight The duckling’s gender has not yet been definitely established but Betty calls it Patsy Patsy’ love for Betty evidently knows no bound® because the tiny cuddly duckling follows Betty everywhere even through the thickest downtown traffic without hesitation When Betty stops for a traffic light Patsv stops at her heel When Betty crosses the street Patsy is still at her heels Betty’s devoted constant companion just breaks down and cries when Betty leaves her bom at 119 NE Third st to attend third grade classes at Gesn School "Have you ever heard a duckling cry?" asks Betty’s mother Mrs John Goble ‘Tv never heard anything more pathetic Sometimes I’m tempted to keep Betty home from school” REPS A Section B REAL CUDDLY BIRD gives Patsy plenty of loving V-K -X 3 Ml ? ' V TV Betty’s parents have lived In Miami 14 year Patsy’s love apparently flamed up quickly because Betty only entered its life five days ago Betty bought Patsy at a downtown store for Easter Patrolman L L Hatton who directs traffic at NE Third st and First ave says that he had some misgivings when he first aaw Patsy trailing Betty through the crowds of people and the hordes of vehicles "But It was soon obvious that the duckling had no intention of straying from the little girl’s shadow” he says Betty says that this Is no summer romance "I’m going to keep Patsy as long as he will 6tay even after Easter" she promises And Patsy show no signs of wanting to leave now or later L MILLER AND JAMES HALEY Report Boy and Mother Held for Trial Over Shooting Neither Testify At Hearing Policeman Doesn't Appear By BRYAN DONALDSON Herald Staff Writer A 17-year-old Brooklyn NY boy who collected guns and his mother were bound over to Criminal court Thursday on charges of assault with intent to commit first degree murder Frank Lutz and Mrs Antoinette Lutz 45 are accused of trying to kill Miami Policeman L E Anderson 30 on March 21 Neither the youth who has admitted firing three bullets into the policeman nor his mother testified at a preliminary hearing before Peace Justice Edwin Lee Mason The judge continued both under $25000 bond Anderson 30 of 3243 NW 87th st who was released frrnn the hospital several days ago did not appear at the hearing Lutz and his mother whispered back and forth throughout the two-hour hearing Mrs Lutz occasionally slapped her forehead apparently in disbelief at some of the testimony When Judge Mason announced that both the youth and his mother were being bound over young Lutz exclaimed: "First degree murder!" t Police said that although the boy did the shooting they asked for the same charge against his mother on the grounds she was participating In a crime with her boy at the time of the shooting Lntz turned his 38 special pistol on Anderson as the officer attempted to question Mrs Lut on the sidewalk at' 6444 NW Seventh ave about a bad check Anderson knocked to the ground by one bullet in the arm and another In the back as he was spun around pulled his own gun and fired three times as the boy and his mother ran up the etreet ‘ Two bullets went through a store window and the third struck a corner of the same building Under questioning by J C Henderson assistant county solicitor homicide detectives said Mr Lutz admitted she had bought the gun for her son’s 17th birthday and that previously she had bought him two other gun According to Detectives John Battillo and Irving J Whitman Mrs Lntz admitted that she had passed about 148 bad checks worth about $3000 since leaving Brooklyn She admitted passing about $700 to $800 worth of phony checks in the Miami area they testified all In the amounts of $35 They further quoted Mrs Lutz as admitting that she knew her son had a gun with him the day she tried to pass a check at Fred rich’s Feminine Fashions 6110 NW Seventh ave The detectives said young Lutz told them he carried he gun "to protect my mother” Lutz and his mother were cap tured about three blocks from the shooting by Wesley Johnson 22-year-old University of Miami student who tackled the boy and Alvin Kennedy 21 of 64i NW 64th st and Henrv B Tanksley a Negro youth 1930 Service rd Opa-locka who pinioned the woman The mother and son were represented by court-appointed attorney Comic Dictionary PERSISTENCE A term used to describe our firmness or the other person’ stubbornness HEAR INDIANS — Herald Steft Photo by Steve Wever MRS ANTOINETTE LUTZ AND HER SON FRANK neither testily before Peace Justice Edwin Mason Call in UN Seminoles i Advised ’ A congressman suggested with tongue in cheek Thursday that Florida’s Seminole Indians might resolve their claims against the United States by calling in the United Nations Rep A L Miller doubtless made the crack with wry seri- See picture below ousness but it served as an opener to a three-hour pow wow held between three congressmen and tribal chieftains of the Miccosukee tribes The confab held at Jimmy Tiger’s camp 30 miles west of Miami featured the chairman and two members of the Indian Affairs subcommittee Indian spokesmen and White supporters of the Reminoles’ fight to regain land and recognition from the United States government Morton Silver Miami attorney for the Miccosukee council said the visit of Chairman James Haley Rep George Shu-ford and Miller to the Indians was "confusing and completely unnecessary" He said tbe same questions — how the government can soIts the Seminoles’ grievances — were asked earlier this year in a major get-together called by Glenn Emmons chief Indian Affairs officer for the government The Seminoles repeated claims Thursday that they rightfully own all of Florida except for portions around Jacksonville and St Augustine and in North Florida deeded to the British in an oi-iginal grant "Does that mean they own Hialeah race track too” asked Miller of Silver again wryly "And If tlpe Seminoles get the state back what happens?’’ "I’d be In Ripley’s (Believe-It-Or-Not) column” mused Sil-’ ver Smathers to Speak Sen George Smathers will address the Dade County Bar Association at a luncheon meeting Monday noon at the Columbus Hotel -Herald Staff Photos SAM JONES PONDERS QUESTION Official Of Union Arrested By PAT MURPHY Herald Staff Writer An official of Miami’s striking telephone union was put under "friendly” arrest Thursday In what adds up to the first amusing sidelight in the 25 -day Southern Bell Telephone Co walkout The arrest of Howard D Walton vice president ef Local 3107 of the Communication Worker union is the first move toward determining by court test whether pickets can call non-strikers scabs" In union lingo a "scab” Is a non-striker who refuses to honor picket lines and enters the struck plant Walton was arrested In suburban Coral Gables and charged with disorderly conduct aad disturbing the peace Municipal Judge William Brown Jr will hear the case at S pm today The union official knew in advance he would be arrested Here’s how it happened: Police Chief William Kimbrough said police were notified earlier In the day that picket were yelling "scab” at non-strikers entering the telephone company’s branch office on Alhambra Circle Under a city ordinance preventing willful disturbance of the peace Kimbrough dispatched officers to quiet the yelling Walton Intervened arguing that pickets make a practice of taunting non-strikers as they enter buildings for work Kimbrough disagreed — all with a friendly tone — and discussed the matter with Walton The union executive decided to test the city ordinance and said he would go to the picket lines and yell "scab” Walton accompanied by police officers forthwith joined the picket lire and yelled "scab” in a normal voice — at the first nonstriker to pas ’ Capt P P Brasher put Wal-don under arrest He was released without bond Courts have consistently upheld that name-calling is among offenses for which anti-picketing injunctions have been granted and reaffirmed in appeals actions Police Trap Lewd Caller A Negro who made a telephone date with a White Miami housewife found eight policemen waiting for him when he ehowed up Thursday night The 27-year-old woman mother of two young children said she had been receiving lewd telephone calls for several days Police told her to make a date with the caller She agreed to meet him at NW Seventh st and 42nd ave The Negro drove by her car then got out and walked over Eight detectives and uniformed patrolmen who had been concealed nearby swarmed on him The Negro identified as Johnny J Brantley 37 of 642 NW Second ave dropped a small knife he-was holding and surrendered He was held for investigation after Detective A C Tucker said he admitted making the calls Police said he was convicted in 1952 for a similar offense s —

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