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I Cattlemen Parade Climaxes Sandy Shoes Festival LOCAL DATA 24 hsur period ending 12 Fort Pierce News-Tribune "Published Dally In the Heart of the Famous Indian River Section Maximum Minimum Rain Barometer VOL 56-NO 73 FORT PIERCE FLORIDA FRIDAY MARCH 6 1959 oKwiTsce Sin1 Copy JSJ March 4 Hostages Berlin Crisis Summit Meeting To Be Discussed WASHINGTON President Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan will open talks here March 20 on the developing Berlin crisis and recent talks with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev 1 This was announced in Washington and London today shortly before a meeting of President Eisenhower and congressional leaders for a bipartisan discussion 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 Smothers continued his desperate bid for freedom in the married car The highway patrol said he was believed heading for Chattanooga Tenn where he has relatives Smothers 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 himself to unlock his handcuffs in the back seat of the said Patrolman Otto Dees "He was In the back' seat and I wu in the front He got a strangle hold on me and held a piece of steel against me and tods my Then Dees said Smothers or- Ho Gobbled 10 Pounds LAKE CITY (AP) Norman Beebe disc jockey for radio station WGRO in Lake City fought off three challenger Thursday night and won an eating contest John Armstrong of station WDCL In Tarpon Spring gave Beebe the best battle but gave up after eating 7 pounda 2 14 ounces of food including three steaks Beebe ate 10 pounds Including five steaks After he was declared the winner he reached for a piece of home baked coconut cake to celebrate with "As far I am concerned they could have given me more the 186 pound Beebe commented All the food was furnished by a Lake City restaurant which wu scene of the contest First Arrest In County Zoning St Lucie County officials i determined that the zoning regulations which went into effect on Jan 1 will be respected Because at this Curtis Revels of 2008 35th St wu served a warrant signed by Building Inspector William Guyaz for failing to remove a temporary structure at Avenue and North 42nd Street off Metzger Road This wu the first such warrant issued under the new county zoning regulations According to Zoning Director Charles Guthy Revels built a shack on the property after the zoning regulation went into effect Jan 1 Then after being warned to remove it he continued to leave it standing Revels was turned over to County Judge Flem Dame and wu released on his own recognizance because of illness Judge Dame uid this morning that Revels is to return for a hearing after he hu recovered Completes 4806-Mile Non-Stop Flight ROME US Ferry pilot Max Conrad landed today at Ci-ampino Airport completing a 4806-mile nonstop flight from Chicago It wu his 50th transatlantic crossing in a small plane Conrad made the flight in 34 hours and 3 minutes The flight in a single-engine Piper Comanche did not set a record The nonstop distance mark for small planes is held by Boling who flew 6856 miles in a Beecher aft Bonanza last year BUT 'FRONT' THREATENS i ACTIVITIES By HOWARD SHARP Bm-Trlhaaa IUN Writer Sandy Shoes Festival 1959 hits Its climax Satur-day with the Cattlemen's Day Parade scheduled to be the biggest and best In the history Over 40 floats more than 200 horiea and rideri bandi drum and bugla corpa and marching units put together by parade chairman Sanford (Sandy) Gib son will entertain the thousands that are expected to line the parade route The question of a possible postponement had been raised because of a cold front bearing showers that was pushing down-state Friday However the parade will be held if at all possible officials say The festival hit a weather snag this mailing as wind snd rain forced postponement of the water events scheduled to be held in the area of the Second Street fill They have been reset however for Sunday afternoon The ski race wiil be held at 1 pm the slalom ski rsce at 2:30 the boat races at 4 pm with an exhibition of trick skiing to follow events at the Pelican Yacht Club pool will be held as scheduled an exhibition of swimming snd diving from 5 to 6 pm an underwater skin diving exhibition from 6 to 6:30 a fashion show from 6:30 to 7 and a dance for all Sandy Shoes events participants beginning at 8:30 pm 300 At Citrus Feast 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 a dozen different citrus salads and deserts were presented to the public for their eating pleasure Parrish of Titus-vfile president of Nevins Fruit Co and president of the state Chamber et Commerce gave a talk on Florida Citrus and showed a film that traced the history of citrus in this country Earlier in the day between 700 and 800 persons passed through Fort Pierce Growers packing house on Seaway Drive getting a first-hand look at citrus processing and packing and about the same number of persons drove to the Citrus Experiment Station on Highway for an inspection tour of citrus groves and the work that is being done to help citrus growers grow bigger and better crops Load The Parade Leading parade will be Sheriff John Norvell city policemen and Florida Highway Patrol troopers followed by Parade Marshall William Padrick They will head the parade scheduled to begin at 3 sharp There will be eight bands including those of McCarty High St Lucie County Junior High and Lincoln Park as well as bands from Lake Worth Kissimmee 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 Club of Lake Worth the Sheriff's Posse of Orange County the Orange County Riding (Hub and riders from Vero Beach and Fort Pierce They win be Mowed by the city street sweepers Marching units are too numerous to mention A reviewing stand will be set up at Sunrise Motor Co where parade judges King Broward PoppeU and McManus win hold forth to make their decisions on the winning floats Circuit Judge John McCarty win again comment via loudspeaker system from the stand Parade Route The parade will form at Delaware Avenue School Order of march will be east on Delaware Avenue to 4th Street north on 4th Street to Avenue A west on Avenue A to 5th Street south on 5th Street to Orange Avenue west on Orange Avenue to 10th Street (Continued on Page 2) dered the trusty Ted Easley a convicted killer serving $5 years to drive to the home of Smothers' sister Mrs Fultoh Weems at Birmingham where Smothers got a suit and $10 "Then we just drove around a Dees said "until Smothers spotted a car parked in front of a The three went inside the house and ordered Mr and 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 it" Dees said "I was afraid to try anything because of the Keiths being in the Easley also tried to talk Smothers into giving up the Idea at escaping Dee said Fran Birmingham Smothers and his four hostages held at the point of revolver headed north Near the tiny town of Flat Rock Smothers ordered them to stop on the highway and told them to get out Dees Easley and the Keiths walked to a farm house and telephoned state patrol headquarters At the time' of his break Smothers war being" taken from Kilby Prison at Montgomery Ala to Birmingham to face trial on charge of possessing a gun after conviction on a felony 'Boxcar' Crash Kills 8 Marines CHERRY POINT (AP)-Eight Marines died early today when their Flying Boxcar crashed here In a driving rainstorm One man surwied The big transport was approaching the Marine air station at 1:30 am when it crashed The surviver wu Acting Sgt Ralph Maure Jr son of Mr and Mrs Maure of Hamden Conn He was taken to the hospital at Camp Lejeune in critical condition Macmillan win be accompanied by Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd and will reach here Thursday March 19 The diuuuiona wiU begin the next day and continue-for "a few That waa taken to mean through the weekend of March 21 According to reports which have reached officials here since Macmillan's talks with Khrushchev Macmillan will urge Eisenhower to reduce his conditions for a summit meeting The British feeder is apparently convinced that at present Khrushchev is determined to push his demands for withdrawal of the Western powers fro Berlin and toe a German peace treaty James Hagerty presidential press secretary uid the Macmillan talks will cover evolving Berlin situation the broader questions of Germany and of course Macmillan's visit to Hagerty denied the conference with congressional leaders wu dictated by any emergency Hagerty said the congressional leaders would consider the same subjects discussed Thursday at lH-hour special session of the National Security Council He said that meeting covered "evolving situation in Berlin and the broader question of Germany" Secretary of Defense Neil McElroy told a news conference meanwhile that he and the Joint Chiefs of Staff 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 tills country advance warning if the USSR should plan to launch an attack capable of "knocking1 out hundreds or thousands of targets in a matter of 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 "It would be very difficult to keep it limited he said McElroy Vice President Bichard Nixon and Acting Secretary of State Christian A Herter (New-Tribun Btaff Photo by Lea McNulty) PIRT AND PRRTTY "Miss Delicious wu the title given Jerry Lee Walker Thursday evening at the annual Jaycee-sponsored citrus feast with more than 300 persons attending the Sandy Shoes Festival event Parrish of Titusville president at the Florida Chamber of Commerce waa principal speaker at the dinner Miss Walker is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Walker and a senior at McCarty High She is a soloist in the Glee Club and a member of the Keyettes THURSDAY 79 IS 2984 South Beach Temperatures Air 72 Ocean 71 all of whom attended the National Security Council meeting return today for the meeting with congressional leaders Also invited were Senate Democratic ader Lyndon Johnson of Texas House Speaker Sam Rayburn (D-Tex) and the Republican leaders of Senate and House Everett Dirksen of Illinois and Charles A Halleck of Indiana 'Front' Bringing Rain And Cold ByTHI ASSOCIATED PRESS Stormy weather beat at large sections of north and central Florida today Cold 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 it Ahead of the front showers and thunderstorms broke out Weather-1 men' looked for the front to push Into central Florida today and into south Florida tonight' 7 "v' Tonight tiie mercury Is expected to divo into the mid 40s in north Florida and into the low 60s in southern 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 spring storm erupted over north Florida Thursday Nearly eight inches of rain fell on Apalachicola in a 24 hour period Tallahassee received more than 5V4 inches A warm front moving in from the west was blamed for the heavy precipitation in the southeastern United States Cloudbursts were common throughout Georgia Alabama the western Carolina as well as northwest Florida 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 the extreme north tonight High this afternoon 62 to 68 in the extreme north ranging to 75 to 80 the extreme south Low tonight 35 to 40 in the extreme north ranging to the mid 50s in the extreme south Saturday generally fair and continued cooL JACKSONVILLE through FLORIDA STRAITS: Small craft warnings are displayed South and southwest winds 20 to 35 miles an hour ever the north and 15 to 30 miles an hour over the south portion shifting or veering to 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 7:30 EST tonight and ending 7:30 Wednesday Temperature! will average near or slightly above normal Normal highs range from 09 north to 00 south and normal lows 46 north to 67 south Cod Saturday with warmer Sunday and Monday and cooler again north portion Tuesday Rainfall will average about me half to three fourths inch extreme north to me half to one fourth extreme south occurring mostly early next week Saturday South Eridya Tides AP MATURB BXRVICB AMOCXATXD PRESS 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 sane time to get an ''enthusiastic industry-seeking committee" Mayor James Howe addressed members -of the committee following the presentation He said he believes they are the right track" and assured them of the full cooperation of the city commission Howe said merit of the committee will be measured by the type of industry it is able to bring to Fort Pierce" He said it is possible to get almost any industry if it is given free buildings free utilities and tax exemptions but that type of concern is usually not worth the payroll it brings in "We need an industry with a solid he added a good record of earnings and of corporate and an industry that will fully utilize local Howe suggested the electronics field as the most desirable industry for Fort Pierce 12 Injured In Plane's Dive CHICAGO fAP) A Chicago-bound Northwest Airlines plane carrying 76 passengers went into an unexpected 4000-foot dive in turbulent air as it seared Chicago Thursday night The sudden drop tossed passengers around the cabin of the four-engined DC6B craft At feast 12 persons were injured most of them slightly Two stewardesses and ene passenger were hospitalized Nine passengers were treated for minor injuries when the plane from Minneapolis landed at Midway Airport in a raia-1 storm Industry-Seekers Win Chamber OK Fort Industry-seeking of once red-headed step-child of the Chamber of Commerce has finally become a bona-fide member of the family Pioneer IV Fades Away Into Space WASHINGTON (AP) Pjoheer IV vanished into apace today and may never be heard from again The apace probe tracking station at Goldstone Calif lost contact at 10:15 am EST today when the probe's transmitting signals became very weak At that time the probe waa traveling toward the sun at about 3960 miles an hour 412000 miles from the earth The Goldstone station installed a special filter in its tracking gear and followed the space probe for an additional nine minutes The last contact was made at about 10:24 am Asked if there was any likelihood of further contact with Pioneer IV a spokesman for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said it was unlikely He added that since the probe's battery apparently had gone dead it was unlikely that the Goldstone station would make any further search for 1L "We think that this la he said "Pioneer IV is gone Earlier the gold plated cone had been sending clear signals from more than 400000 miles out Goldstone picked them up at 7:50 a They came from a point deeper in the great void than any transmission ever before recorded NASA scientists calculated the distance at 403000 miles and the gold-plated cone's speed at 3960 miles an hour At that time the Pioneer had been under radio observation for about 80 hours longer than any other such space traveler Earlier a "really good signal' was reported by the General Electric Co tracking station at Schenectady NY from nearly 400000 miles That was at 5:02 am Roy Anderson head of the operation estimated the distance and said that "never before has any radio signal of this type been picked up from so far out in He said the signal "essentially unchanged from yesterday a really good was first picked up at 5:02 am The signals from America's sun-bound satellite were picked up earlier at Jodrell Bank England Prof Bernard Lovell director of the telescope station at Jodrell Bank in England said the US sun satellite was 300000 miles from the earth when its signal was picked up as it rose above the British horizon at 12:36 am EST Lovell said Pioneer was traveling at about 4200 miles an hour at the time George Goff Chamber president presented a certificate the committee a division Sandy Shoes Schedule TODAY Events Day- 1 to 6 pm Exhibition of swimming and diving by swimming teams of McCarty High at Pelican Yacht Club pod 6 to pm Exhibition by underwater akin divers Pelican pool 8:30 to 7 pm Beach-wear fashion show at Pelican pod 7 to 8:30 pm Pelican pod will be open for swimming 8:30 to 1 am Dancing for Yacht Club members their guests and participants SATURDAY Day- 2 pm Parade 4:30 pm Barbecue and street dance at Boy Scout cabin 10th Street 10 Ball at County Armory Delaware Avenue 10 am to 9 pm Art show at Backus Studio 103 Avenue SUNDAY 1 to pm Art show at Backua Studio 103 Avenue 1 pm 15-mile water ski race ending at Second Street FilL 2:30 pm Slalom ski race Second Street FilL 4 pm Boat races Second Street FilL Golf tournament at Indian Hills Country Chib (Xm-TribuM Staff Photo hr Lea McNulty) his wife They are here from the ftmutaga Indian reservation in New York for their second annual visit Miss Canaday who was given the name "Water win ride in the Sandy Shoes Festival parade Saturday with the two A NEW PRINCESS was named to the Onandaga tribe of Indians by a visiting chief Thursday evening to highlight the meeting at World War 1 veterans Judy Canaday recently chosen as queen at the Florida department of the veterans received the hour from Chief Andrew Pierce and been touch and go ever re we used a News-Tribune int High Low 1:47 am 2:31 am 9:68 pm a a.

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