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The Weather-partly cloudy today and tonight, Thursday mostly cloudy with showers and turning colder. High yesterday 83 Low this morning S3 Hourly temperatures 1345789 IS 11 12 12 C7 65 68 65 64 64 65 66 66 69 11 74 77 79 (Complete Forecast on Page 11) LANDO EVENING jflr iflr FINAL EDmon VOL. 8 NO. 2717. ORLANDO, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 26, 1951 Tele.

3-441 1 Classified 3-851 1 Price: 5 Cts. EIGHTEEN PAGES OR STAR oh Victim's Wife Hurt Seriously BULLETIN TALLAHASSEE (JPU-Gov. Ful viww-: "mm lf Budget For 1952 Adopted Orlando's city council today wound up its 1951 sessions with adoption of the $2,770,592 city budget for 1952, and an ordinance amendment making a two-thirds majority necessary for changing that budget. Both moves were opposed by Commr. E.

B. Moses who declared the ordinance amendment "usurps the power of the city council as set up in the city charter." He quoted a section of the charter on legislative powers stating the "council shall have the power to change or abolish any offices" and change salaries with the exception of those of the mayor and commissioners themselves. A fixed budget with a two-thirds majority necessary for amendment, rST 4k 's: lit EYEFUL FOR WINTER VISITORS Southbound traffic on all important highways passing through South and North and Northwest Florida will get some advice from the Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce's highway advertising campaign. Shown above viewing one of the new signs are I left to right Robert Hammond of Hammond Associates, A. P.

Clark, president of the CofC. and Don Gunnison of Gunnison Outdoor Advertising Co. Little Mary Gunnison cuts the ribbon inaugurating the first phase of this campaign. LSee story. Page 11.1 and his wife slept.

One whole section of the Moore, was killed by a bomb which also caused this wreckage to his home at Mims, just north of Titusville. The debris is from tioor was completely knocked out, while the wooden ceiling was shattered. IT HAPPENED IN ORLANDO Officials Plead For City Employ es A strong pica for retention of city employes who have served faithfully and efficiently was made today in a statement issued by retiring City Commrs. L. A.

Johnson and Louis Geeslin. The statement came following a stormy end-of-the-year city council session in which Commr. E. B. Moses objected to any budget restraints on council's power to abolish posi- ler Warren's press secretary today denied as "not true" a statement by the president of the National Association for Advancement of Colored People that the governor has refused to take steps to uphold law and order in Florida.

The governor had no comment on the Christmas night bombing which killed Harry T. Moore, a leader in Negro racial movements, but he said he would send an investigator immediately to look into the case. MIMS A terrific blast from a hidden bomb killed the former state executive secretary of the National Association for Advancement of Colored People here last night. Harry T. Moore, 46, active in the work of the association for more than four years, died shortly after he was taken to a Sznford hos pital late last night.

The explosion from a bomb placed directly beneath the bedroom of his one-story frame house at Mims threw Moore and his wife from their double bed, knocking down sections of the wood ceiling and shaking the countryside. Moore Moor widow, Harriet, 49, was given "a 50-50 chance to live" today by Dr. George H. Starke at the Fernald-Laughton Memorial Hospital in Sanford. She is suffering from concussion, internal chest and abdominal injuries, shock ajid hemorrhage, the doctor said.

TWO UNHURT A connecting door between the Moores' bedroom and that of a daughter, Annie, an Ocala school teacher, was thrown off its hinges, landing on the daughter's bed. Moore's mother, who teaches school in Jacksonville, was also in the house, but neither was hurt. Other rooms of the house were Mother Says Moore Realized 'Danger' MIMS Harry Moore's 71-year-old mother said today that the Negro leader who died last night, the victim of an explosion at the house he built 22 years ago, realized the danger in his NAACP work. His mother, Rosa, said that she often discussed his work with him. "Every advancement comes by way of sacrifice," he, told her.

"What I am doing is for the benefit of my race. I'm not trying to hurt any people. I'm only trying to help elevate the Negro race." xjj I tm -fii f- ck 1 "iihii'nWrn Firm virn nmmmmFtr bomb was exploded just under Moore's bed. Moore was killed when the explosion rocked the house and the surrounding countiwside. SECTION OF BOMBED HOME The northeast corner of the home of Harry T.

Moore, Mims. which was used as a bedroom, is shown above in its wrecked state after a declared Moses, would infringe on i that power. i EXCERPT READ Mayor Beardall said that changing salaries and abolishing offices is always a matter for a full council to decide. Moses last week when the ordinance amendment came up for its first reading called it an attempt to "railroad" the budget through without any consideration of the new commissioners. Today he read an excerpt from a Dec.

23, 1943 council session in which the mayor I had asked for a postponement of action on an appointment until new members of the council should be seated in January. The mayor asked the city clerk who had requested the excerpt from the council minutes and was informed that the request was made by Forest Kilgore, real estate man and Moses supporter. City Hall sources say that Kilgore and Moses have drawn up their own slate of persons for appointments to city jobs. AMENDMENT PASSES The ordinance amendment was i passed on motion of Commr. Louis Geeslin, Commrs.

Williams and Johnson voting for, Moses against. Moses then pointed out that the ordinance wouldn't take effect until 10 days after passage. City Atty. O. B.

McEwan said that the char-; ter provides for an ordinance to take effect 10 days after passage I unless the council orders it to take effect immediately. Maj. Williams I moved the ordinance amendment take effect immediately with Moses again only dissenter. The budget as adopted showed revenue anticipated of $2,261,735 plus $481,350 from the Orlando Utilities for a total of $2,743,075. The deficit of $27,517.13 between this and the approved budget will be made up in extra revenue over the conservatively estimated tax returns, Comptr.

J. Hale Dean said. Today's Stocks i NEW YORK was on i the quiet side today in the stock I market with the exception of one I flare of activity in the steel ac-1 i tion. I I Prices ran from a little better i than a point higher to fractions lower with the plus signs impart-j ing a steadiness to the list. Steels were up around a point at times early in the day, but later they backed away from this top.

There was some evidence of localized tax selling and switching, but this activity didn't have a lasting effect on the market in early stages. There were some better than average gains in rails, chemi cals, coppers, and rubbers, but they were achieved quietly and without influencing other areas, i NOON STOCK QUOTATIONS Affil Eq 8 1 i 'Hupp Corp 3' AllPehany Corp 3'4. Illinois Cent 54:,4 Allis Cha Mfg 50'4 Int Harvester rift1 Am Airlines lfi, (SH 51-U American Can 1 10' ILehman Corp 71 Am Smelt 48 Liggett Myers 66' AT l.S3 Loews Inc 17 American Tr.b Amer Woolen Anacon Cop Armour Co Atchison Atl Coast Line Bait Ohio Beth Stefl Caterpil Tra Celanese Corp Ches Ohio Chrysler C'jrp Coca Cola ColEate-Palti-P Colum Gas Cons Vultee Cont Can Corn Prod Crucible Steel fil3s Lorillard P1 37 'i Louisv N'ar-h 20 52 503, 'Monteom Ward 6734 12 Murphy iOC) 53'. 70'a Murray Corp 76 Nash Kelvin lSTi Norf West 52 'Packard Mtrs 47 Penney JC) 52 'ii Pepsi-Cola 32 1 Philco Corp 6S7s Philip Morris 1C45 Radio Corp 45 iReadin? Co 15 Rexall Druar 175 Tob 4314 Scnenley Ind Scab Al Rr 39 Sears Roebuck 7 Sinclair Oil )05 Southern Co 28'2 Southern Psc 173. Stand Oil Studebaker 15'4 Swift Co M'a Texas Co 19 18' 4-' i 68 2 i 9" I 27 1 a i 474 23' I 2534 6'4 i '33'.

67 55' 2 42-'a 123. 60' 2 33 Cudahy i DuPont Eastern Air Erie Rr i Family Finan Firestone i Fla Power Pow Gen Elec Gen Foods Gen Motors Gen Pub Ut Glidrien Co Goodrich 'BF) i Goodyear Greyhound 173 Tex Pac 41 Un Carbide 63 57' Un Oil Cal 38'8 41 Union Pac 1004 Aircraft 30s, 20' 2 United Fruit 62 41 s. Ptoel 40U 61 iWarner Pict 14 43'j. Western Union 43Tn Willys Overland f' iWoolvorth 42 FREE RIDE WINTER PARK Police Chief Carl Buchanan yesterday requested that those who attend parties where drinking occurs call the police station and a patrolman will be sent to drive them home. "We want everyone to enjoy himself during the holiday season, but anyone arrested driving while intoxicated will be brought into court," he said.

"To be on the safe side call us and we'll see you get home safely." SURPRISE Relford Robert, 729 Dunbar Ct, was a bit surprised today when he suddenly found himself minus a I loaded trailer while driving a semi-trailer truck in the downtown area. I The rig had moved about 200 feet on Colonial Dr. just east of N. Orange Ave. when the tractor I pulled from under the trailer.

I which was leased by the Tamiami Trail Tours Tampa. The I mishap caused minor damage to the trailer. Robert said a mechanic had at-j tached a substitute tractor to the trailer. 'CUT-UPS9 Some people went to church for Christmas and many had quiet family gatherings but from the record there were a lot of "cut-ups" too! Four persons were admitted to the hospital yesterday with stab wounds and one with gunshot wounds. It wasn't indicated whether the stabbings had anything to do with carving the Christmas turkey.

Also there were some 16 persons who had to explain things to police down at the station and a few who stayed overnight as jail "guests" in addition to a large number of traffic violators and just plain drunks. 'YULE' BE WARM TOMORROW Yule Enjoy A Fair and Warm Day Tomorrow. "All is over except for that warm feeling that Christmas leaves, with us every year," the weatherman sighed. "Wouldn't it be terrific if it could stay with us from year to year. But then, we can always use the excuse that we are only i human," he said.

"But speaking of warm feeling, I that's just what Floridians had from Miami and it looks as if I it will continue for awhile, through tomorrow anyhow," he said, i "Skies will continue to be fair i with a happy sun to brighten up your days and nights that will cool i off Pop's temper when he sees the holiday bills," he quipped. Goodfellows Benefit Sadler's Wells Theater Ballet, Municipal Auditorium Feb. 12, 8:30 p.m. This is a raid Advertisement 'lX li1 -i-kNTYr I oi ruws Dead, Reds Tell Allies MUNSAN, Korea un The Communists today accounted for 726 more Allied prisoners, but said 571 of them had died. The others escaped or were released, they said.

Almost all were Americans. None of the 726 was named in a prisoner iisr siinmnren dv me neos last week. The Communists said 152 of the previously unaccounted for troops escaped and three were released. Not one of the 155 returned to Allied lines, a U. N.

Command spokesman reported. An official communique called the Communist statement "a shocking disclosure." FIRST REPLY It was the first Red reply to a U. N. demand for an accounting of 1,058 missing non-Korean troops who have been listed by various Communist sources as prisoners. The Communists said they are still checking to see what happened to the 332 others.

Inferentially they blamed Allied warplanes and artillery for many of the 571 deaths. They died, the Reds said, of air attack, artillery fire and disease. The Reds made their report in a note. It was delivered during an unproductive armistice session at Panmunjom Wednesday during the closing hours of a 30-day Korean truce trial period. At the same session the Communists delivered the first bundle of mail from Allied prisoners in North Korea to their families.

The number of letters was not reported. But the package was large enough to hold several hundred letters. REDS REPORT A U. N. Command communique said the Reds reported on the fate of 66 of 110 U.

N. prisoners reported to the International Red Cross last summer but not listed last Wednesday in a trade of prisoners rosters with the Allies. "All but one 'have the Communists claim," the communique reported. "The 66th soldier is listed by them as dead." The communique reported no progress was made by either of two subcommittees Wednesday. The groups adjourned to Thursday last day of the truce trial period.

The end of the period does not mean the end of negotiations. They will go on. Fresh snow and a lashing wind bogged action on the Korean War front today. Heavy overcast held air action to a minimum. The U.

S. Fifth Air Force said its planes flew only seven reconnaissance missions in the 24 hours ended at 6 p.m. Wednesday, equalling the record low established Feb. 8-9. Ground fighting, relatively light for a month, may flare in renewed fury after Thursday.

Kairchild Service AMBULANCE Three Way Radio Oxygen Equipped Till Phone 8118 Paid Advertisement tions and change salaries of city employes. For several months rumors have been rife that Commr. Moses with supporters would attempt to replace a number of key city officials. Geeslin's and Johnson's statement was addressed "to the people of the City of Orlando, the mayor and the city council as it will be constituted after Jan. 1, 1952." "We have had occasion to ob serve the performance in office of the officers and employes of said luiumwaiuiKia "who are subject to the control of the city, of the mayor and city council, and believe that they are efficiently and faithfully performing the duties of their respective offices.

"It must be apparent to all that if employment by the city were to be made a political football, the result would be loss of efficiency of administration, lower qualification for office and added expense to the taxpayers of the City. "Since the mayor is primarily charged with the administration of the City within the law and ordinances adopted by the city council, it is also apparent and is our experience that efficiency of administration of the City is dependent, to a large extent, upon harmony between the mayor and the said officers and employes." i NO ADEQUATE PLAN The two commissioners also declared, "We wish to call to the attention of the people, the mayor and the new city council the fact that although many of the officers and employes of said city have served for long periods of time, until quite recently there was no adequate retirement plan for such officers and employes and that participation in the present retirement plan requires a longer tenure in office after the adoption of the present retirement plan than has now elapsed. "We take pride in having had some part in adoption of said plan but feel that it would be both unwise and unjust for officers and employes who have faithfully served said city to be deprived of the benefits thereof. "For all the above reasons." Geeslin and Johnson concluded, "we urgently request the mayor to initiate, and the council to approve, no change in the personnel charged with the duty of serving this city unless it should appear to them that any officer or employe so affected has failed to honestly and efficiently perform the duties of his office and to bear in mind that for the most part the duties of the officers and employes of said city ar3 rather specialized, so that experience in office is of great value to the taxpayers of said city." Geeslin and Johnson prefaced their plea with an expression of their appreciation "for the confidence shown in each of us in electing us to the position of city commissioner" and added to Mayor Beardall "we feel that we and the peopb of Orlando owe to you a great debt by reason of the fact that you have been willing to devote, without adequate compensation, such a tremendous amount of your time to the proper administra- tion of this city." Late News Bulletins HOODED GUNMEN HOLD UP BANK FAIR HAVEN, Vt. AP Two hooded gunmen held up the First National Bank here today and fled "with a few thousand dollars" after firing a shot into the ceiling.

Mrs. Joseph Sherman, only teller on duty, said she had only counter casji and some early deposits when the bandits entered. "Her first report was "a few thousands" then bank officials decided to withhold the exact amount taken until FBI agents arrived. IRAQ SIGNS OIL AGREEMENT BAGHDAD, Iraq AP The government announced today it has signed an agreement with two subsidiaries of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. by which it took over control of the Khanaquin oil fields and distribution of oil products for local consumption.

POLICE COMMISSIONER, SECRETARY CHARGED BIRMINGHAM AP Warrants charging Police Commissioner Eugene Connor and his private secretary with unlawful joint 'occupancy of a hotel room were sworn out today by a city detective who found them in a hotel room last Friday. BODY OF WAITRESS FOUND WEST PALM BEACH AP The body of a waitress was found on a beach today a few hours after the sheriff's office said she jumped from Riviera Beach Memorial Bridge. Deputy Sheriff Emery C. Pickren identified her as Mrs. Bernice Pike, 28, who came here several years ago from Pensacola.

Billy Graham To Appear Final preparations were being made today for the coming to Or-: lando on Sunday of Evangelist Billy Graham, 31-year-old Baptist preacher, one of the most colorful and active revivalists. The Orange County Ministerial headed by John Branscomb i of the First Methodist Church, is sponsoring the one-day visit of Graham and his party. Services will begin at 2:30 p.m. in Orlando's Municipal Stadium with the origination of Graham's i coast-to-coast network radio broad-: cast The Hour of Decision. Following the broadcast, the meeting will continue at 3 p.m.

On the program with Graham will! be soloist George Beverly Shea, America's Beloved Gospel Singer, song leader ClLf Barrows, associate evangelist Grady Wilson, pian ist Tedd Smith and organist Paul Mickelson. A 500 voice choir recruited from local churches will sing on the program. They will be directed by Barrows and heard both on the broadcast and in the afternoon services. De Gasperi Leaves ROME Premier Alcide De Gasperi left by train today for! Paris where leaders of the Euro- pean council nations are scheduled to make decisions on the creation of a European army, Goodfellows Benefit Ferruccio Tagliavini tenor Soloist with The Centra! Florida Symphony Orchestra Municipal Auditorium Jan. J5, 8:30 p.m.

Tickets on sclc at Goodfellows Booth Wall St. and Orange Ave. (This is a Paid Advertisement) badly damaged, with the front porch blown "to kindling," according to descriptions of neighbors who rushed to the scene shortly after the blast. The well-known Negro who had an active interest in the recent Lake County rape case was rushed to the Sanford hospital, 32 miles away, in the car of his brother-in-law, M-S t. George Simms.

The Negro Army veteran was living nearby on Christmas leave from Korea. Sgt. Simms said that Moore did not say a word from the time of the blast until he died. According to Deputy Sheriff Clyde Bates and Sheriff H. T.

Williams of Brevard County, who investigated the bombing, the blast left a depression in the ground under the house about three feet wide and three feet long. There was no fire. a NEAR HIGHWAY The six-room frame house stands up off the ground on cement pillars. It is located back from the Dixie Highway, hidden from the road by part of a six-acre grove which belonged to Moore, Bates said. Moore, a former school teacher, was employed with the state branch of the NAACP on a full-time salary until that job was abolished recently.

His latest position was as secretary of the Brevard County branch of the Moore had been a resident of Mims for the last 20 years. Two Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were reported in. vestigating. Gov. Fuller Warren Bomb Pagt 7J Greetings At last somebody has come up with a Christmas card appropriate for Florida.

Artist Wesley Swenson has sent a really tropical card to friends in the snow-blanketed North. No reindeers, snowfalls, icicle-hung eves for him. For story and picture, see Page 9. ELSEWHERE INSIDE Pa Allen Reports Around Town Bat. Around Mr.

Billopp Comics Crossword P. Editorials Keep Well In Service L. Backward ge' Page 6 Mirror Mind 6 Movies 8 Oughta Law 6 Radio Pgm. 15 Society 5 Sports 6 Stardust 6T. T.

C.atter 4 V. Cooking Winchell 6 5 2 5 12 8 6 12 14 6 Frost-Free State Seen by Service LAKELAND L7i Peninsular Florida will be frost-free through Friday. The Federal-State Frost Warning Service forecast for tonight and Thursday morning: Mostly cloudy with showers in Northern districts and turning colder in extreme North; mild and partly cloudy to cloudy Central and partly cloudy Southern districts. Thursday: Mostly cloudy with i showers in Northern and possibly in Central district. Colder in North-I em and cooler in Central districts, partly cloudy and mild in South-: era districts..

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