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. ? t v U - - - V. -. t . ; .. f fc ' : 7T-- 7i-, rTC r ! LADY Mrs. James II. Nicholson, wife of past grand exalted ruler and manager of The Elks Magazine, New York city, and Mrs. Emmett T. Anderson, Tacoma, Wash., wife of Elks' grand exalted ruler, chat on the verandah of the McAllister hotel today before convention activities get under way. The convention starts officially Sunday and continues through Thursday. Elks Back Truman Move In Korean War Crisis The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is in wholehearted agreement with President Truman's action in the Korean matter. This stand was the substance et a statement made by Emmett T. "Anderson, Tacoma, Wash., grand exalted ruler, as preparations reared completion today for the Order's 86th annual convention which starts officially In Miami Sunday, , "I telegraphed. President Truman " imrriediatfily after he or-i dered the useof American forces in Korea to back up the atand of the United Nations, assuring him that the Order of Elks wholeheartedly supported hia prompt and courageous action," Anderson said. lie added that more than one million members of the organization .and .their .families "hope and pray to God that peace will crown our nation's efforts to uphold decency among nations. "I "anticipate that the convention will strongly declare our Or der's position in this crisis." The Elks is the oldest and largest strictly American fraternity. Hugh J. Canny, director of the Elks Convention corp., said he expected attendance at the convention will supass 15.000, with the peak coming Tuesday night at the parade. Got. Fuller Warren and Mayor William M. Wolfarth. both members of the Elks, will 4 Despite all the new drugs and advertisements: Common coMs arc cured Only by being endured. ELKS TAKE IT EASY AS HUSBANDS get the convention under way with welcoming addresses Sunday at 8 p. m., in Bayfront Park at the bandshell. One of the outstanding features of the meeting will be the wheel chair basketball game Monday night at the Coral Gables Coliseum. The game is for the benefit of the Florida State Elks assn. Harry Anna Home for Crippled Children at Umatilla, Fla. The basketball squad, is composed of 25 war veterans, paralyzed from the waist down, who will be brought to Miami as guests of the New Jersey State Elks asnn. Stars Are No Elk Delegate George McCarthy of Tacoma, Wash., can tell you exactly how far away is the famous "Moon Over Miami." McCarthy, who is secretary to Grand Exalted Ruler Emmett T. Anderson, is an astronomy ex- tpert And Elk McCarthy's education in astronomy was about as in-1 formal as it can net. He learned about the stars by gazing at them while his back was propped againt a wall of the Santo Tomas Japanese prison camp in Manila. "I spent 25 years in the Orient," said the blue-eyed, white- haired Irishman, "as an agent for the President Steamship' lines. When the war broke out I was interned in Manila along with other Americans." Life in the prison camp was First business of the convention was attended to by the Elks National Foundation Commission which prepared a report on its activities in research work for cerebral palsy victims. Commission members seated from left to right: Henry C. Warner, Dixon, 111.; Wade H. Keppner, Wheeling, W. Va.; Grand Exalted Ruler Emmett T.Anderson: David Sholtz, former Florida Governor; George L Hall, New York, and Judge James T. Hallinan, New York, commission chairman. Standing: Judge Frank J; Lonergan, Portland, Ore.; Charles E. Broughton, Sheboygan, Wis., and Mark Sullivan, Boston, Mass. JURORS OF DISTINCTION SPURNED AS SUSPECT CHOOSES THE JUDGE A Negro charged with unarmed robbery stood before Criminal Court Judge Ben C. Willard. "Do you want to be tried by a jury of six men or by me?" asked the judge. "I don't understand what you mean," said the prisoner in a low voice. , "Well," said the judge, pointing to the jury box in which six men sat awaiting their turns in other trials, "would you like to be tried by six men like those in the jury box, or do you want me to judge you?" The prisoner turned to the box, then to the judge. He looked at the bench a moment, then slowly turned his atten-. tion again to the men in the jury box. "Well," he finally said, "I think I'd better have you." Sitting in the jury box Were City Commissioner Robert L. Floyd, State Rep. George Okell, two prominent attorneys, a deputy sheriff and a policeman. ' Puzzle To Elk a day-to-day search for something to do, anything to keep busy, anything at all. "I was appointed superintendent of drainage, the latrine detail," he said. "The nice thing about that was that you were allowed to" be outside the walls of the camp at night attending to the drains. "Well, I ot to sitting down outs.ide at night and looking up at the stars. Before long, I could telf you the name of every darn one." McCarthy was repatriated with other internees aboard the Gripsholm in September of 1943. He returned to Shanghai for a couple of years and then came home to retirp. That "Hello Bill" greeting that the Elks use. No one seems to know exactly how it started. "I got interested myself a cou- BY BILL BAGGS reported seeing saucers. Article also points out no secret was ever held so well from the people, and if there were anything to saucrs, we would have known something about it. What about the hydrogen bomb? Atom bomb? The GET DOWN TO Delegate pie of years ago, said Elk Pub- llicist Otho De Vilbiss, "and started doing some research among the old timers in the Elks. "One man told me it started years ago at a convention. There was a man named Steve at the convention and all the delegates started calling him Bill. "It was very, funny at the time, but now no one knows why it was so funny. Mrs. Berlyn S. Waters and Mrs. Evangeline J. Smith, hard working secretaries at the press headquarters at the McAllister hotel, are proud of their record to date. They've gotten up volumln-nous lists of the whereabouts of every Elk dignitary in town for the convention. "And we haven't lost a single exalted ruler so far, said Mrs. Waters. We bet eight to five a couple turn up missing before the week is over. An exhaustive survey has fail ed to disclose a single electric buzzer or loaded walking stick, usual convention stand-bys for eliciting shrieks .from unwary young ladies. Publicist De Vilbiss swears that the Elks are the best behaved convention goers in the nation. WORK Delay Is Seen On Surcharge Wafer Rate Action on a proposed 60 per cent surcharge on water rates within the presently sewered areas of Miami, to defray pre liminary costs of a sewage dis posal system, today appeared improbable at Monday's commission meeting. With Mayor William M. Wol farth favoring imposing the charge immediately, Commis sioners Robert Floyd and Per rine Palmer, jr., both made it clear they would oppose taking any immediate action until a recommendation is received from the water board. ' : 1 The action was deferred at Wednesday's meeting on the pre sumption that the water board would make a recommendation when it met late yesterday. Water Board Chairman J.E. (Ted) Preston, however, said today that the board was not prepared to take action at yesterday's meeting "because we had neither sufficient time nor information to decide what our recommendation would be. William A. Glass, director of the water department, 'was in structed to make a investigation upon which the board will make its recommendation at a later date. Preston said. . " Commissioners Louis. .Bandel and William Charles could not be reached for their reaction on whether action would or -would not be taken Monday when the commission will also meet as board of equalization on tax as sessments. , . . - . Purpose of the 60 per cent aur charge would be to substantially, lower the amount of bonded debt required to finance the sewage disposal system when it goes in to service approximately four years hence. - ' Finance Director George N. Shaw estimated the surcharge, which would begin in September, would produce $2,545,600 over a three-year and nine-month period. . has of a in Florida of a to "I

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  1. The Miami News,
  2. 07 Jul 1950, Fri,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 17

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