Bradford County telegraph
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 Material Information
Title: Bradford County telegraph
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: L.C. Webb
Place of Publication: Starke Fla
Creation Date: April 14, 1960
Publication Date: 1888-
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Starke (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Bradford County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Bradford -- Starke
Coordinates: 29.947222 x -82.108056 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 9, no. 41 (Apr. 13, 1888)-
General Note: Publishers: Mathews & Farmer, <1893-1897>; E.S. Mathews, <1900-1926>.
Funding: Funded by NEH in support of the National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP), NEH Award Number: PJ-50006-05
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved. Board of Trustees of the University of Florida
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000579551
oclc - 33886096
notis - ADA7397
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System ID: UF00027795:03527
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Preceded by: Starke telegraph

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,; ?f*i ir i.' p I Brown FacesSentence ODD rtr'4 I $1,750,000 Issue

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!i %Whiskey Plot Gets Go Ahead

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I Fate Brown of Starke, former LI U. S. 301 right-of-way north and south, and six second-

I, chief deputy sheriff of Bradford ary projects were included in a resolution passed by the

I County, was found guilty Tuesdayby t Board of County Commissioners at a special meeting Monday

Andrews Johns a U, S. District Court jury in night requesting the Florida Development ,Commissionto

j Jacksonville of conspiring to possess issue $1,750,000 in revenue bonds to finance improvement

At Graham RallySenator manufacture,, and sell moon- projects in Bradford County.

!,shine whiskey. U. S. 301 riht-of-wav.. north -

Brown waS one of eight men ai k F';'Q.y ; and south and six secondary pro-

Shocked named in grand jury indictmentsafter kt jects were included in a resolu-

charges: made as a result<<: ti_ tion passed by the Board of County -

of undercover investigation and Commissioners at a special 1sf1

raids made here in the summerof meeting Monday night: requestingthe

1958. Six of the men previously Florida Development Commission

Accusations j pleaded guilty to the charges to issue 1.750.000 in

By and a seventh. Vasco Forsythe, + revenue bonds ,to finance im- _

,I, also of Starke entered a plea of provement projects in Bradford

ncio contenders (no f contjstl. County,

State Senator Charley E, Johns I,, fxpect to hold a political office Forsythe was adjudged guilty r Included in the resolution were:

resents being compared I to the- old- t for life and added "I will never Wednesday by Judge Dozier A First 'priority (primar}')_The

city hall in Jacksonville that has ask you for 24 years as your Sen- 1 DeVane, who ordered J& pre-sent- r .x four-laning of State Road 200 (U.

outlived its usefulness and 'needsto ator. I am asking you for four ence investigation and set April S. 301)) from the intersection of

be torn down. This, among: years onl)'."' In answer to Johns' 25: as the date for sentencing. Temple Ave and Call St. to the

other things, he told> a chilly rally claim thit it would take a new April 25 was also' set as the! date Alachua County line.

crowd at Graham Tuesday night. man at least two years to find for sentencing Brown and othersof Repayment to the State Road

Freely admitting that "I'm 55 his way around in Tallahassee, the group who 'had ;pleaded Department of funds advanced for
guilty to conspiracy charges. FR 200 (U.S. 301)) from Starke
years old" Johns said he can stillget ,Andrews replied that he assumed
Brown was suspended ..bySheriff[ north to the county line. '
more done for Bradford and Johns was speaking! for himself. ;
P. D. Reddish in, August 1958 4 First priority (secondary):
Union Counties than any newcomer ,"It won't take me that long he
to the legislature could do said. 'I'll find gout 'what's goingon after hU "arrest by federal; agentson MPE '4 r District 5-A road l leading in a

In his first term. immediately. a charge of possession of non- westerly direction from SR 18 just

The "old city hall" comparison Johns made light of Andrews tax-paid whiskey. I, west of Graham, then in a northerly -
has been made by Johns' opponent, platform plank favoring the 67 Later, a Federal grand jury direction back to Road 18
returned moonshine whiskey indictments Boat And Auto j I east of Brooker, a distance of
Guy Andrews, in declaring that senator plan. "I helped get a -Tangle Up
there are more' Important things proposed amendment for that against the eight men. | about 4'2 miles (Dedan Church 8

than Senate senioiity. passed in the legislature .several Besides Brown and; Forsyth ,the Around $2,300 in property damage (front,left,tire on ,his 1951 'Chevrolet the Douglas cottage on Bedford'', road).
For instance, says Andrews, 'If years ago,*' Johns said "but the ether six all of whom pleaded' resulted when an auto tire I blew out. He held the car on''Lake. ;' One-half of the cost of. the following Roy II. GriffU

22 years of seniority prestige, voters in the General Election guilty, are Noonan: M. Bradley' hew: out on SR 100 near Theres- I the road but couldn't prevent it : The fibreglass boat was a total i bridges:

and experience really mean any. turned it down." Jr. Richard D.. Foster Ernest E.j|.sa last Saturday afternoon, sending I from sideswiping the read end of"i loss with damage to it and the Fe 1. A bridge across the Santa In Brevard
Johnson River south of
Ralph K. Mason, Charles Hampton on
thing, why aren't there jobs here Andrews implied that Johns had the car crashing into a boat : the Douglas automobile and the motor estimated at 1500. Damage SR
II. Rogers, and J. M. Edwards Jr. : 325.
and now for our young people?" 'an organized horn-blowing claqueto i snd'trailer owned by Cecil Douglas boat and trailer. : to the Douglas car was a-
Johns likewise took exceptionto give his speeches a rousing Named in the indictment as coconspirators I of Starke. The Douglas car'.was driven by : round $200, and the Jenkins! car 2. A bridge across the SantaFe Griff Faces j
to-defend- River
of Graham
but not SR
his opponent's thrusts at his finish. Johns replied that it's a George Slater Jenkins 45yearold 'i Curtis,Mcpee, with' Margaret Ann ''about $6dO. No charges were 225. on .

insurance connections Vljen Andrews -I free country and if his friends ants were W Tfam J. Crockett ,Palatka Negro, was driving and Jimmy Douglas as passe made as it was held to be an unavoidable '
declared! the Insurance., want to blow their horns its all Sidney D. Palmquist, Robert L, j' I I 3. A bridge across the Santa
toward Starke' on 100 when the gers. Thjfr were on their way to ,accident, ,., First negree
Patterson and ;Fe River in the western
Fred .Williams. part of
with'him. u
business Is regulatVd"by the-legis. right "If it gets to the ;:;-U-C;;;f. i
lature. point where we can't blow our Much of the prosecution evi-| Says the county on SR 237.
dence in Brown's trial was Conner And Hancock Providing Attorney 4. A bridge across New Riveron
,Johns said at Graham he was :: automobile horns when we wantto sup-: # Murder '
State and'ederal : SR 125 in the northern Charge
"shocked" to hear himself attacked -[ we better quit he declared. plied by under-j' ; Car- part of
County the .
for trying to earn 'ani I I Other candidates at Graham followed :,. cover agents who worked for county.A
several months on' the case. One! More Fireworks Than Governor Race road in District One to, be
honest living for his family and the pattern set in thier pre1vious :''of the agents testified wasjemployed .. !i Carries Signs determined by the Board of Commissioners Roy Henry Griffis. 3S, freed bya
said That anyone should know, speeches, with little new; ... grand Jury here two
-. years ago
: : "
and the
athe still! DepartijEejijUw -
material. i i iThere aa f helper + r ,
doesn't fix in i !
the 'when
legislature j
site about two miles southwest! According to political jriters.'more'Tteam 'fig. ; Jtorn.F.rat1k.Lan; ,,.*t>'* '''|* .- he w'as held in connerljoo J
I County / ya
urance rates-the State .Insurance \,,will be.na rally, this Friday 1 : |with tn"eHnsolve l
dfjf&H Rob-
'' of
''Commissioner* ,does'Sfthaf: of Starke,, *a : .is. being generated',jTCohiier: ; heatedly! replied that drum said ,had under I i, In adopting ,the resoTutionr,the ,
night. The next speaking) date \ Another said that Brown showed [Hancock was engaging in a i yesterday Jie Commission accepted the so-called;ert Tison, fitarke; Negro has been
Johns bald he voted against compulsory is at the, Lawtey platform next: i advisement ,a: l letter<<: filed with the indicted for first
; and ,, degree murder
of of- "package deal"
him the safest route. out. of Commissionerof !"campaign deception" proposed by the
automobile liability' insurance Tuesday. I I Board of County Commissioners ir Titusville! and will go on trial
the fered that he J3tate Road
county, assuring the 1mder- ,6. prove didq'teVE'n Department as a
i cover agent that he'.would see to lit i in the race for Governor as the attend the meeting in 'Tampa ;, by H.:V. Knight Starke attorney 1 means of wiping the slate clean," ,: there April 20.Oni'fis .
advertising on"ar.
concerning political
that other deputies were sent I campaign enters its final three when the committee acted. discharging the county's present is accused of slaying
official county I
elsewhere when He made the counter charge that obligations to the and Harold Rex Bair a Brevard
whiskey was i weeks. department
.!I In'a letter dated April 8 Knight
being Hancock was a lobbyist for the', : financing County bartender owner of Bair'sCoe
j i i pressingcurrent. primary ,
i The announcement by veteran said: 'I wish to call your attention ( ,I at Allenhurst) Feb. 10.
(fertilizer Interests and | on
j needs.
of secondary >
'government'witnesses ..
I I Commissioner Nathan Mayo to the fact that an official
At the time of
Robert L. Patterson testified that Other candidates in the race At first reluctant to accept the implication in
that he would retire after 37 i I county automobile, the property Bair's death, Griffis under
._ -a Brown approached him at a fruit j ;are Loran Carlton of St. Petersburg .., : "package" because it meant refinancing was
I years -in the office has developed of this county, furnished to the. :55,000 bond and scheduled for
stand he a distant'cousin, of guber- the remainder ,
of 1954
operated at Hampton, ;1 a
I|:a white-hot race between two Sheriff, bearing Florida", 1960 trial iii March on two charges of
Junction, south of Starke, and !I Is'.Jggestt'd [ iKtorial candidate Doyle Carlton! ,i mlliondoUarIssue! at a higher I
tD? contenders' for the post- license tag No: X-39dears let- aggravated assault.
that the stand would oe 'Jr:; Carey Reams ,of Maitland, interest rate, the board finally,
Dcyle Conner of Starke, and W. tering thereon soliciting the reflection Bair
e body was discovered
a good place to sell moonshine. I i 'an agricultural consultant; Benson .. [ agreed after efforts to find a1 I by
t R. [Buster Hancock of Grove- of Sheriff Reddish| in the ,-AO women when they entered
'. Surf- :
Berger better
Just before he was to a 8-year-old way out failed. The old'issue
appear j'land: i side !i! coming primary Since this is' the bar, about 7 p. m. He was lying -
before attorney; and Charley Race is financed at
the interest
grand jury as a witness .. an
and furnished
County property,
Patterson said'he Was spot :,| At stake, is one of the most 'lot Winter Haven, who is an announced only for official use in the performance -;;.rate of 2,89 per cent while the lar.on There the were floor no in front signs of of the

at an1 his home burned to the !I I powerful posts in state government candidate but has been ,' new rate will be in excess of a
of official duties, is the
,: scuffle and women at first
v somewhat inactive because of four
ground. i cent. It
J per was pointed out,
j'! a cabinet position and used for private purposes." thought his death was from natural -
William Avera of Gainesville, i illness. however, that the bond market is '
I head of a state department that ; The board referred the letter to causes It was not until
i Agricultural have
attorney for Brown, told the jury | interests more favorable at present thanit
that the government's. case was :touches the daily liof Flori- .'been reported sharply split on .' Its regular mid-month meeting has been for some time. after the body had been takento
Landrum said he would
opinion. funeral home that the tell-
a conspiracy to discredit. Sheriff, I I Ic'ians more than any other. The tht. ral'e, and indications are The "package deal" was origin- :a
the board at
his opinion
give tale bulet hole was discovered in
ReddL; although the sheriff:food that., Floridians eat, every j i I that a second primary run-off its regular mid-month meeting ally suggested by Road Board Bait's arm
himself! did not figure in the trial. !''gallon of j joetween Conner and Hancock is member Earl Powers, who told'':' pit.
gasoline consumed by Text Monday night A close search of the bar resulted
,- Former Acting Governor Charley Ikely. t :, Commissioners the department
I! i!!motorists, and the drugs and j in locating a .32 calibre
E. Johns appeared as a char would write off $l OqoO of !he
Home TerritoryJ. j cosmetics sold ,in the state have bullet": which is believed I to have
acter witness for Brown amount owed it by Bradford County -
Assistant U. S. Attorney John f. been subjected at one stage or j&1& on' funds advanced for purchase':'';:caused Bare! death: After investi
D Griffis I Ueftl] took timeout gation. Brevard'County officers
L Briggs prosecuted the case. another to the regulatory or ,in- of 301 right-of-way (north). This .
from were able Determine that Oriffis
frying fish at Theresa
I 1 5pection-- powers :of the Department write-off would: off-set, in part, the last to Bair
lally to make a campaign speech was .man see
II1 the higher interest rate on the
"I;: lor school board member from Team of Agriculture. alive.
1954 issue, the Commission said.
that district Also in home territory Conner' and Hancock the lead- Liii 1e 1- The county owes $550,000 advanced :, Sheriff P. D. Reddish said yesterday .

was Rodney Hall (above]?;, Wins PKYInvitational ing co.itenders, have been beating by the SRD for purchase that his office had been
c&ndidate for the i ii conducting a continuing investigation -
because he didn't want tot i : same job. i Ii the bushes for votes as aggressively of right-of.way' on 301 .North,, and,' 1
i in
: of the case an
as the candidates for
it is estimated that $420.000ill
be accused of helping1 pass legislation
fflrt to uncover new evidence in
governor, though"spending '
1 that would benefit his busi ,,. Conner Booked con- be needed for right-of-way on 301
\I siderably less m ney.I connection: with GriffU' implication
South. A balance of around $750-
ness. The BHS track team used its in the death of Tison,
"Besides.i added Johns, "U Andrews For lax TV tlrenjih, in the field events, toraptW'e |!I. Both' Conner and Hancock 000 still remains' to'be paid on the whose body was found covered
have large personal followings in 1954 issue. Cost of the
a realtor should go to the ,
the ninth annual P. K. i! 4 with pine sapling tops and broken
legislature he would have to act Three on Jackson-1 Young Invitational track meet at i|the agricultural field. Church road is estimated at bushes on',a dirt road in Ala-

on legislation to regulate the real,' appearances the University of Florida track I Conner. 31, was reared on a around $143,000 and the county's chua County several days after

estate business' I 1 Ineluded''I Lit Saturday. It was the third ,Bradford County farm and has'a '" share of expense of the four he had been reported missing
Andrews said no one man should > straight that has :ranching operation here as well bridges is estimated at 70 to 80
Conner t>f Starke, candidate for : year Starke ; from his home west of Starke.
thousand '
las dollars.In
insurance offices in Starke
von event. held
Commissioner of At 3 preliminary hearing
Agriculture. I'[and Miami. He served as state adopting the bond resolution,
The Tornadoes <
rolled! up 73ii{ here before the case was presented -
j Conner may seen on 'and national Future ,.. the Commission said it
president :
Like To Sing? I from 5:40: to 5:45: p.m. on Wednesday points in winning'icur'.out'of fife to the grand jury, several wit-
I field and finished I I Farmers of America, and served .. Griffis
events strong testified that cameto
Apr. 20, and from 11:15'to '' Y [Continued on Page 8] ressw
aa: Speaker of the House of Re-
STARKE in the running events. P. K. Tison's home the night of theNt.gros
11:20 on Saturday, Apr. 30. He
Yonge was second with! 49 points. I ii t i jpresentatives at the 1957 session. : disappearance and >was
will appear on WJXT on Satll.rday. lIt :
; his Awards
I been long-time ambition Sports .
i sam Gardner with a first in with the
the last person .seen
MALE CHORUSMeets Apr 30, from 6:10: to 6:15: Commissioner of
10senj as ,
the shot put and discus was one victim the night of his murder.

pm.I I of the, meet's doubij, winners, Agriculture. n f Griffis' employers at a truck stop,

Monday loosing the shot 47 feet, 3'/2} inches ';,i Hancock: 42-year-old Groveland Made At BHSCoachoftheYear however, testified that he was at

April 18, 8 P.M. I Fishing Contest I ,' and twirling the discus 131 1 citrus grower, 'is a former professional vork'at the time the murder is

Has 200 Entrants i feet, 102! inches. \; baseball player and award was believed to have taken place..

BUS Band RoomAll Lee Cogdili was firtt,in the mile World War H combat pilot. For presented to head BHS mentor Blood was (bund'on the front

I'l ore than 200 fishermen have run with a time of.4:48JJ: setting ,three years prior to 1957 he was ', A Fk eat of Griffis car but a 'Gainerule -

Men Singers: already registered for the fishing !| a new record' for BUS. and tying i.general ,manager of the state's Lennard Register (above left) by t authority( testified that he

contest sponsored by the Starke- I the P. K. Yonge invitational! re- largest grower-owned. fertilizerand Joe' "Haltersteln.; sports editor of F could'not determine whether it

Cordially Invited, Bradford Chamber of Commerce f cord. 1 insecticide cooperative. iI i the Gainesville i Sun during a r't was animal or:'human1 blood due

L. B. Alvarez, chairman reported Other first places won by I Differences between these two i special assembly in the high ,to the lapse of time involved,

yesterday. \ I Starke were:. !.leading candidates' boiled into '. sccool gym .last Friday. 4\Y\ Sheriff Reddish said that ad-

This Space Contributed Alvarez said there is keen interest -'j High jump -'Helsab&k and the-open during a joint television |j I In picture! at .right. Bob Price, daional witnesses have been

Weekly to. Publicize in the contest, which is offering ,Seymour tie]J. Summerlin\ of appearance in 'Miami last week 'I'u es-Union sportswriter, extends 1r Questioned inthe case here in
BHS placed third : and has spilled over into other congratulations to Tornado recent weeks.
$300 in and -
Community Events 'by prizes runs't I Pole vault Walters. Martin, j areas since then. co-captains' of the gridiron Griffis had a lepgthy FBI re-
from Apr. 1 to Sept 1. A fee of
: and Silcox [three-way tie!. Hancock charged that Conner,'squad.1 i TonimS*;dark and Harvey : r cotd including'offenses for cat-

THE COMMUNITY $1 which is must charged.be paid for registration before fish, smith placed aec d"in the wile a member of the Legislature Tanner. The Tornadoes winnersof tie stealing, disturbing the peace

,hih hurdles. Darby, was second. served on' a committee that the trophy presented by the iii1Ii worthless checks, and desertion
STATE BANKOF to. be entered is caught. { and McRae third in" 800-yard :recommended increases in priCes 'Jacksonville newspaper, have won: : from the Army. His home was
The first fish to be weighed in '
i Its :' ? .. .Florida.. "housewives would :'the Keystone Conference championship originally Brevard County and he

STARKE at Alvarez Service 'Station was I BHS also finishedtecond in have to pay for eggs. He also ,fe>. three 'years in succession Also singled out for honors last Area basketball team and Woody i I Lad lived here only a short while

a 9 1-2 pound black bass ,caughtby the mile relay.- .. .- accused Conner of being in favor :-| and hare never lost a Friday were "Dickie Dixon, who Strickland 'who earned honorable f I 1 at the time of his Implication in

'fi -..- John Hagan. -... ."'.', of milk and Whisky price-fix-i conference: game. was a member of the Sun's All- mention on the squad. the murder case.

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