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Kingsport News (Newspaper) - January 9, 1971, Kingsport, Tennessee Unemployment Hits 9 Year High BIG SPORTS PAPER High 68 61 D-B 47 42 E 62 Johnson C 60 Oak Ridge 49 38 Lynn View 92 Church Hill 64 East 73 70 52 50 57 Patrick H 54 Marion 44 Va High 38 Pound Wise 55 52 67 Castlewood 66 T Springs 68 St Paid 41 Thomas W 57 Jonesville 39 WASHINGTON UPI a nine-year high of 0 per cent of the American work force in December despite the end of the General Motors that the administration blamed for many recent economic troubles But House said that President Nixon was guiding the country through the least painless transition from a wartime to peacetime economy in His century toward less inflation and more jobs The Labor Department's report Friday the jobless rate went up from 5.8 to 6 per cent from November to December meant that 4.6 million Americans seeking jobs could not find them That was an increase of 2 million from a year earlier Al San Calif where tlie President is vacationing Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler described him as being concerned but not alarmed by the latest in joblessness It is the President's view lhal the American working man and American businessman can move ahead on assumption that inflation will be kept under and that unemployment will Ziegler said still hold to he prediction that this will be the least severe dislocation in this century as we move from a wartime to a peacetime economy and an economy with price stability Democrats quickly challenged the administration's optimistic view and used the report to renew their criticism of Nixon's veto last month of a big manpower training designed to put up to Americans to work Chairman Wright Patman of the House Banking Committee said UK Labor Department's December report put Nixon in serious political trouble More Ou Page 8 Col 1 News KINGSPORT TENNESSEE 37660 SATURDAY JANUARY 9 1971 VOLUME XXXIV No 7 20 PAGES 10 CENTS N Elk 131 Whitewood 98 British Diplomat Taken By Tupamaros AMBASSADOR GEOFFREY JACKSON kidnaped on his way to work MONTEVIDEO Uruguay of the leftist Tupamaros guerrillas organization Friday kidnaped British Ambassador Geoffrey Jackson the fifth political abduction in Uruguay in the past six months Police arrested two Tupamaros suspected of stealing a pickup truck used in the kidnaping They were seized near the of the military officer who owned the truck A police spokesman said there were no immediate communications from the Tupamaros setting forth ransom demands Jackson 55 was kidnaped while he was being driven to the embassy The kidnapers blocked his black limousine with a stolen car in a narrow street seven blocks from the embassy held a machine gun on him and forced his chauffeur and two body guards following the limousine in a truck to surrender Witnesses said a fruit vendor in the pulled machine gun from his basket when the ambassador's car stopped As with previous kidnapings by the Tupamaros the abduction of Jackson was well planned The ambassador's two body guards and the chauffeur were beaten with clubs End left lying in the street and the kidnapers drove the ambassador away in his own car with the stolen vehicle following Police estimated that at least 10 persons took part in the kidnaping using a total oE five stolen pars A spokesman said four of the cars believed in the operation as well as the ambassador's limousine had been found abandoned There were traces of blood in the limousine he said and an empty vial was found in the car indicating the kidnapers may have injected Jackson with a drug The British Embassy issued a statement Friday afternoon advising the Tupamaros that Jackson has a heart ailment and requires regular medication Jackson who has been British ambassador here since July 1969 is the third kidnap victim the Tupamaros are holding The other two are Claude L Fly 65 an agronomist from Fort Collins Colo who was kidnaped last Aug 7 and Brazilian Consul Aloysio Dias Gomide who was kidnaped July 31 The Tupamaros have demanded publication of an antigovernment manifesto in Uruguay's newspapers as ransom for Fiy but only one daily newspaper lias printed it They More On Page 8 Col 1 ANOTHER LINK OPENED ON APPALACHIAN ROAD Another segment of the Appalachian Highway the new U S 23 opens today between Boones Creek and Gray highway department officials have announced The new section adds another link to the highway Kingsport with Johnson City Two other complete one between John B Dennis By-Pass and Rock Springs and another from the Rock Springs Interchange to Gray but the latter is not yet open A 3.2 mile segment from Boones Creek to near Roan Street in Johnson City is under contract and is expected to he completed sometime this year Final construction work was completed Friday on the 3.3 miles of highway which link Boone's Creek and Gray Station highway officials said With its speed limit the new section can carry an automobile from Boone's Creek to Worth Electric Plant in a little less than three minutes the link from Gray to Rock Springs is still unused since it runs directly into the extensive construction of the Highway Highway interchange Completion of the interchange is expected sometime this summer Traffic is already traveling on the segment between the By-Pass in Kingsport and Rock Springs Relations Shaken WASHINGTON UPI -A lead pipe bomb exploded early Friday outside the Soviet Embassy's office near downtown Property loss was light but the main damage may have been to already embittered relations The Soviet Union delivered a very strong protest bombing which came amid widespread protests in the United States against Soviet trials of Russian Jews in an airline hijacking case The protests have led to some harassment of Americans in Moscow The State Department condemned the bombing as an act which can only sicken and dismay all law-abiding citizens and several Jewish organizations also expressed outrage warning that it could harm the cause of Soviet Jews The Executive Protection Service a special federal police guards Bomb Blast embassies in Washington posted a 24-hour guard on all Soviet official buildings in the capital The went off at about shattering windows in the four-story brick Soviet building and an adjoining building and tossing a heavy iron gate from its hinges onto a rooftop 250 feet away There were no injuries but Soviet officials said one family living in the building including a child were shaken up The building several blocks from the main Soviet Embassy chancellery houses tlie embassy's trade information and cultural offices About 16 minutes after the bombing an unidentified woman called the offices of United Press International and the Associated Press with an identical The Soviet cultural building on 18th Street has been bombed This is a sample of things to come Let our people go Never again Never again is the slogan of the militant Jewish Defense League which has been involved in previous a n t i S o v i e t was founded in New York in by Rabbi Meir and fhe American Jewish Committee's Year Book describes a militant group that has taken upon itself the responsibility for the physical protection of Jews It said the vigilantism has been condemned by other Jewish organizations Jewish sources said the JDL has about 20 members in the Washington area Leaders could not be reached immediately for comment Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A Gromyko voiced a very strong protest to U.S Ambassador Jacob D Beam over the bombing the U.S Embassy in Moscow said Acting Secretary of State John N Invin More On Page 8 Col 1 THIS DOOR STARTED AT ARROW bomb blast Mew iron door 90 feet By MARY KISS Staff Writer Eve Phillip Lee Evans Jr lay in an oxygen tent at Holston Valley Community Hospital critically ill with virus pneumonia Santa Claus in red suit and white beard came down the hall and tiptoed into Lee's Christmas Better Late but the little boy never knew he'd been there We didn't think Christmas would come at all for Lee but it said his friend Mrs James Wells Thursday as the blue-eyed three-year-old rode through his grandmother's living room in a shiny new fire chief's car Thursday was Christmas and birthday ed into one for Lee His real third birthday came and went almost unnoticed on December 25 while his parents Mr and Mrs P E Evans Sr of Mount Carmel waited anxiously at his bedside We didn't think he was going to make said Mrs Wells who joined in the bedside vigil Christmas Eve A lady came and put a Christmas tree in There was a Santa on the door and somebody took it off and laid it on his bed The nurses in pediatrics were wonderful to him He had so much intravenous but After 16 days in the hospital Lee Evans came home for his Christmas birthday he didn't necessarily fight when they brought the needle He'd just turn to one of us and say Hold Lee's hand And when it was over he'd say Lee will be better now Thursday Lee WAS better and 20 pounds lighter than three weeks ago he went to the home of his grandmother Mrs Anna Grace Evans Belmont Drive in Mount Carmel The Christmas tree was still up wailing And under it were the presents left by Santa A big stuffed horse the red fire car a wheelbarrow a football a flock of toy trucks and automobiles Thursday night the Christmas lights twinkled The little boy played with his toys Somebody started gathering up the wrapping paper and ribbons And Lee and his grandmother and his mother and his father agreed that it had been the best January 7 they'd ever had Cooper Supports Baker Over Scott WASHINGTON UPI John Sherman Cooper one most respected Republicans on Capitol Hill has urged his colleagues to support Sen Howard Baker over Sen Hugh Scott for GOP Senate leader in the new Congress The endorsement by Cooper who supported Scott's successful race against Baker in 1969 boosted Baker's chances for the job if he decides to make an all-out race for it when Congress convenes Jan 21 Cooper's letter was sent to all Senate Republicans before Cooper left on a trip to India Cooper said in it that if Baker does officially become a candidate I want to give him all the support possible I believe that Sen Baker as a representative of Tennessee is in a perfect geographical position to be attractive to all areas of our Cooper wrote His position philosophically and politically is open and is not wedded to any particular group in the Senate or in the country Nevertheless he has conviction and quality of leadership and I believe he will make an excellent leader He is the right age years this is attractive to the young people of our country Cooper reminded his colleagues that he was retiring at lie end of his current term in 1972 I am taking the liberty of writing you because I believe Howard Baker will be a good leader for now and the he said With Cooper's support Scott defeated Baker by a vote in a party caucus in 1969 for the fop Republican job in the Senate in the Congress At that time Baker was trying to fill the vacancy created by the death of his father-in-law Sen Everett McKinley Dirksen Told of Cooper's letter at his Tennessee home Baker said he had not decided whether to oppose Scott but the support of men More On Page S 1 Travelers Warnings Up For Area Drivers Travelers warnings of hazardous driving conditions in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia were posted by the Tri-Cities Weather Bureau Friday night even though the four-inch snowfall predicted for Friday failed to materialize Some roads were reported to be misting over by the Tennessee Highway Patrol but most were generally clear and dry Weathermen predicted occasional light snow becoming mixed with or changing to freezing drizzle at times An accumulation of less than one inch was forecast Today should be milder with considerable cloudiness most of the day changing to partly cloudy and seasonably cold by tonight the weathermen said Today's predicted high will be 38 with low forecast as 27 Elsewhere in East Tennessee residents felt the effects of the light snow which fell early Friday morning bringing hazardous driving conditions to some areas snarling traffic on streets and closing schools in seven counties At Knoxville a truck jackknifed on lying up traffic at the height of the rush Schools were closed in Cumberland Union Grainger Cocke Jefferson Loudon and Anderson Counties Officials of the Great Smoky Mountains More On Page Col 1
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