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   Kingsport News (Newspaper) - February 15, 1947, Kingsport, Tennessee                             The Weather Tcnnessc Partly cloudy and mild; colder in late after- noon. Virginia Mostly sunny and mild; colder in afternoon and night. KINGS PORT EWS VOL. V NO. 190 KINGSPORT, TENN., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1947 10 PAGES, 5 CENTS A Place To Live? Newcomers use the caay, con- venient method for finding a place to live. They read the Kingsport News Want daily. BRITAIN HANDS PALESTINE WOES TO UN Budget Group Votes Billion Slash World In Critical Straits Ma rshall Warns Reductions In Funds For Foods To Occupied Countries Would Be Disastrous of State Marshall asserted Friday in the midst of the Congressional budget struggle that failure to vote adequate funds for food in the overseas occupied areas would result in an "intolerable situation." He voiced the sharp warning at a news conference after advising in a meeting with the Senate Foreign Relations that "the world is in ai .very critical condition" politically. Stressing that the State Depart- ment's immediate concern in the Britain Sees Relief From Fuels Crisis Ixmdon The government announced Friday night that there were Britain had "turned the corner" on the road back to indus- trial production and lighted homes, hut despite encouraging trends in the coal shortage, unemployment continued to spread. budget fight is food for occupied Germany, Austria, Japan and Korea, Marshall said: "We cannot expect to maintain an occupation of countries like those with our troops if the people arc starving." Marshall also: States Other Policies 1. Said in a statement thnt thc United States hoped nil loyal po- litical parties In Greece would bury partisan differences and get to- gether on a program to restore Prime Minister Attlee met with I political and economic health to nine-man "conl cabinet" to country. 2. Describee, China's financial sidrr an approximate date for res- toration of at least part of the pow- er cut off completely from more than half thc nation's Industries in the greatest fuel shortage in thc nation's history. There wan no official Indication of a date for thc switch-on, hut when It comes Industry will be giv- en priority. Sir Guy Nott-Bowci, undersecre- tary of thc Ministry of Fuel and Power, was the author of the "turn the corner" statement, but he added that "if wc havc turned the corner is 'only just.' His statement coincided with a note from Attlee declining with thanks the offer of President Tru- man to divert American coal on on the high seas to British ports. Europe's Is Great Atilec said that thc need for coal crisis as tragic. He made clear this government had not decided on measures to help restore stability. Some economists, he said, had ad- vised a hands-off policy. 3. Said Ambassador Arthur Bliss Lane had not notified him whether ho planned to return to Poland after his forthcoming visit to this country. Warsaw dispatches re- ported Lane would not return. In his statement on Greece, Mar- shall said this government wel- comed indications that the Greek government's basis had now been broadened to represent politically almost 90 per cent of Parliament. "No country divided against itself can hope to solve problems which are-national in scope and which affect all citizcs and not merely those of one particular political be- the statement said. Specifically, Marshall expressed hould be diverted from Europe to thr United Kingdom." Unemployment, estimated at past continued to in Kuropc- "Is no less pressing and "pnrtlsart differences will be Rrk, in a dynamic program of amnesty coupled with the dis- arming of Illegal bands, just nnd rigorous tax reforms, moderniza- tion of the civil service, realistic financial controls, and the even- handed dispensation of justice." Paris General Walkout Aided By Gendarmes Tarls Paris was paralyzed Newcastle and rn I ad s i afternoon by a general speeding delivery of empty rars. A I walkout of government employes f-w rnll lines were still snowbound 1'rcsslnR their demand for a mini- mum wage and protesting a gov- ernment proposal to wages, a situation which prompted Prc- Morc ttiiin fio conl ships from micr Paul Ramadicr to declare that and northeast coast ports! the republic: might be imperiled by hnvr sailed up the ThnnTcs since; labor unrest. Thursday to pour thrir cargoes Into! The work stoppage lasted four almost empty bunkers at London I hours, throwing the heart of Paris the mark, jrrow. But agnin.it these discouraging developments there were signs of improvement. ]n South Wales mines were al- most back to normal operations aft- er weather interruptions and there was a possibility some pits would work on Sunday. Strip mines in Kent reported production this week slightly above normal despltcjicavy now. All shafts were operating In the bis northeastern conl fields around but most were clear for traffic. Many Coal Arrive power and gas plants. into confusion as it halted trans- Sllghtly better cooperation was portation and communications, and reported also in the great national' coincided with the strike of news- power saving effort which went into! paper mechanical and business of- offcct Monday. In nil areas affected by tlir blackout the drop In load was kilowatts (it a.m. Friday compared with kil- ficc employes who seek n 25 per cent wage increase. The strike call Friday was di- rected to -government em- ployes and several hundred thou- sand municipal and department em- Thursday. "The national effort to keep pow- er stations going is bringing the ploycs throughout France. first definite the Ministry of FuH and Power announced. "Though the position is still very sprious ami coal stocks rcinnln far hflow safety level, there Is all- around evidence that a little more jrround has been gained." Court Upholds Revocation Of Sugar Rations Washington OPA, fight- ing a challenge to Its industrial sugar rationing methods, lost in the t'. S. Court of Appeals Friday and turned to the Supreme Court. The Appeals Court, in a 2-1 de- cision, held invalid the agency's "historical use" system of rationing sugar to the bulk sweetened con- densed milk Industry. OPA attorneys contended this might force scrapping of the Indus- trial rationing system rind ultimate- ly affcrt Its method of rationing for household IMC. Meanwhile, ration- ing continues as usual at least until March t. Carl Aiicrbach, chief OPA coun- sel, told the court in arguments last week that OPA officials had been unable to find any satisfactory method for industrial allocation other limn the "historical use" This is n formula under which sugar Is rationed on the basis of use In periods. Judfrn'ft Opinion Quoted lift Fears For He-public "There is cause to fear for our country and even for the Rnmndtcr declared before the Na- EYES FOK Good- win 43-year-old mer- chant seaman of New Orleans, has offered to sell his eyes to buy food for his wife and child. "I've sold everything of value that I he said. "Now I have only my eyes left. I'd be willing to sell the cornea from one of them."   be Delicti} by British troopH and to governor by the administration set up under the League of mandate until the UN decides whit to do. But Hritain in In such haste to shelve the problem in the atrlfe- torn land that a Forc-ign Office spokesman Indicated she may uk the Security Council to call a spe- cial meeting; of the UN General Assembly to consider the situation. Under ordinary proredure the General Assembly would not meet until September. Are Not Ilnvealed There was no definite Indication that Britain, which has set up plans for the independence of India and Burma and initiated a mili- tary withdrawal from Egypt, would propose her permanent withdrawal from Palestine, too. Whether she will recommend a specific plan for Palestine to United Nations, or merely turn over all the plans that have been sug- gested without recommendation, may be announced In tbt HOUM of Commons on Monday. Government sources Indicated, j however, that the present stringent Freeing of Dr. Compere climaxed j regulations on Immigration and more than a day's hearing, the first safeguards against violence among day having been confined to fcolec- the Jews and more than tion of a jury, in which both the state and defense almost exhausted their challenges of prospective jurors, The physician defendant look the stand in his own behalf and denied the charges placed against him but admitted felony charges had been placed against him in another state. Several witnesses testified for the defendant, among them several who had been treated by the nauro- pathic physician. All praised his methods. Three Stale The state used three witnesses. Joe Kovach, first to testify for the state, charged his father. John Kovach. died after having been treated by Dr. Compere. Arabs would be continued for the time being. ArabN llcmaln Defiant Britain was driven to her decision by the refusal of either or Jews to even consider any of suggestions put forward by Britain to divide the country into federal states or It into Arab and, Jewish districts under overall Brit- ish administration. The immediate Arab reaction to the British announcement was that Arabs would not necMsurlly accept an international decision. Dr. Jnmnl Huiselnl. who tha Palestine Arab delegation to tha conference, Implied thnt an unfav- orable UN decision would only bring on a holy war. Kovach said his father was In I He said Palestine Arshs "will not good health prior to treatment by! connlder any UN decision ax arbl- Dr. Compere. He testified thn't I will only be bound by our shortly nflcr the alleged treatment I rights iiml continue fighting until he found his father unconscious In wc Kcl them." the bathroom of their home. He; Tno reaction of Jews, who havo said he took his father to the hos- pital where he later died. not favored putting the problem be- fore the UN where Arab nations Ignored U. S. Requests Within the past year, he added, "Russia has, to all intents and pur- poses, completely ignored four American diplomatic requests to open negotiations for settlement of these accounts." He also said Moscow ignored notes from the State Department relative to 125 merchant ships Icnd- leased to Russia and said these are (Set, RUSSIA, Pago 10) Joe Spiro, a Johnson City rcsliiu-'havc "'x members, was that they (See COMPERE, .Page 10) More Sunshine For Kiiigsport A genial sun will shed its beams on East Tennessee nnd Southwest Virginia this morning hindered by only a few light clouds in Tennes- see and none at all in Virginia, thc weather bureau predicts. were "quite prepared to face up thc decision. New Opponents Of Lilienthal Express Views Senators Over- ton   and Brooks (R-I1I) an- Colder weather is expected late nounced they will vote against this afternoon, to continue through David E. Lilienthal for chairman of Sunday morning, taut it won't Atomic Energy much below freezing, the weather- i Friday Bnd Senator F man said. The mercury soared from nc m'Knt- too. a low of 24 to 08 In Klngsport Fri- j Secretary of thc Navy Forreitnl. day, topping Thursday's high by; meanwhile, said that what four degrees. Midnight temperature ltnovvs about1 Ullenthal "Is good." Atomic Energy Commission Senator Rusuell (D-Ga) Friday was 83. 9-Yeur Old Testifies On Murder Of Father Child Says Mother Guilty Of Slaying Detroit Little, blue-eyed four-day drinking spree, faces a Frankie DC Vore, with the candor! mandatory life term if convicted, of childhood, told In court Friday I Wlth thc Jui'y of women and seven men leaning forward to fol- how her nine-year-old world Iow the llulo )ow_ shattered by a shotgun blast that killed her father. The attractive child was the Frankie told of thc slaying. and the Oak Ridge Association of Engineers and Scientists announced thc nominee has its "confidence." The Federation of American Sci- entists, many of whom worked on thc atomic project during the war, meanwhile urged prompt senatorial confirmation of all members of Atomic Energy Commission. "Any other action, we the federation said, "will have the gravest consequences for our peace and security and for thc future de- velopment of atomic energy." Kill) In (iniup The new pros and cons came dur- ing a lull In Senate Atomic Com- mltlpc hearings as Senator McKel- Iliir (D-Tenni, battling Ull- She was home In bod with a cold ciuhal's confirmation, mustered Oct. 3, the child begun, anrl her fresh witnesses. They will be heard mother was asleep beside her. Mrs. on Monday, when the hearing! en- state's star witness against her, Dc Vore.awoke "and went over and mother, Vera, 38, charged with the got the gun and loaded It." first degree murder of her father "She went just behind thc door last October 1. j where Frankie wort a red hat and skirt added. ho was Frankie and carried a red purse, gifts from relatives who gave her a birthday party Tuesday in the gloomy con- fines of recorder's court where her mother Is on trial. Thc little girl, bright and gay. drew sketches on a Valentino as she waited quietly In Judge W. McKay Skillman's chambers before taking the witncs stand. Her mother, who said she shot "Then did she shoot Platt asked. tcr their fourth week. Brooks issued statement saying that "anyone who had affilia- tion or association with com- munism should be denied this Im- port post." Lilienthal has denied any such affiliation and President thc child replied, fidKctlngjTruman, Thursday, termed the with her hands but keeping her I charges "absolutely unfoundrfl." solemn eyes on her questioner. Overton. in another statement, Frnnklo then testified to thc j declared that "the Unltori States in drinking bout and quarrel that pro-, not sn mcngcrly supplied with ceded thc shooting. She w.Ir) her; capable men Unit It must place the fnllicr was "blaming her (Mrs. De: peace anil security of the nation Vore) for Inking his money." Her father was often intoxicated, the Robert De Vore, 41, when her mind little girl said, and "snapped" during her husband's I "sometimes" drank. her mother and Ihi- world In the cure of ono about whom so much fonlrovemy mri'Lv Mr. Llllcnthnl is not the in- dispensable man."   

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