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   Kingsport News (Newspaper) - March 4, 1947, Kingsport, Tennessee                             KINGSPORT NEWS VOL. V NO. 204 KINGSPORT .TENNESSEE, TUESDAY, MARCH 8 PAGES, 5 CENTS The Weather Tennessee Mostly cloudy and not so cold. Virginia Sunny and so windy. Cheering Thousands Line Route To Embassy: PRESIDENT GIVEN OVATION IN MEXICO Truman Asks Draft Law's Rule Expire Powers Would End March 31; To Get Discharges Washington AP Pres- ident Truman told Congress Monday to let the draft law die March 31 but gave notice a renewal will be sought later if voluntary recruiting fails to Iccep men under arms. The Army announced simultane- ously thnt it will discharge the draftees remaining in its ranks those in this country by May IS. those overseas hy June '10 making it an entirely volunteer force. The Navy already has re- leased all its draftees. Actually no men have been drafted since las: October, but the expiration of the act March 31 will menn: 1. Young men r.o longer will have to register upon reaching their 18th Wrthrlay. 2. The 40.000.000 oldsters already registered can up the rcgistra- 1ion cards they 1-avc been required to carry in their pockets. Draft linnnlx Arc Freed .1. The fi.442 local draft hoards probably will go out of business en- tirely, although their status was not made clear immediately, and ninny of the 7.B11 full-time and l.'i" part-time employes on the .-elective service payroll will be re- leased. 4. Any incentive (o enlisting which the mere existence of the draft law provided, with its latent The weather had the East snowed threat that young men .juight be; under Tuesday and March didn't drafted, will be removed. 'feel very springlike in Florida, ei- The Army's strength is to be ther. Jewish Irgim Proclaims State Of 'Open Warfare' Underground Group Hurls Grenades Into British Military Office, Attacks Camps hand grenades were hurled into a British military office at Haifa Monday night, shortly after the Jewish underground organization Irgun Zvai Leumi pro- claimed that "open warfare exists in Palestine." A British announcement said there were no casualties in the grenade attack. Irgun claimed that it had successfully attacked British camps at Petah Tiqva and Stalin Quits His Position As Army Head Minister Hadera. in retaliation against the imposition of martial-law on more than a third of Palestine's Jews. There was no confirmation by the British of these claims. Petah Tiqva. seven miles east of the all-Jewish city of Tel Aviv, is in one of the martial law zones. Hadera, 25 miles Good Morning A Little Chuckle To Start The Day 1'clers was one of several thousand who tried to enter a roned-off section at the scene of Snmlay'N building explosion, which blew out thousands of windows for blocks around. "What's your business in a policeman asked. "J'm a window Pelcrs replied. He denied admittance. Assembly Gets School Funds Bond Proposal Nashville The administra- tion introduced in the Tennessee Truman Is Greeted By Pres. Aleman Great, Small Unite j In Strong Showing Of Good Relations Mexico broad- ly-smiling President Truman descended from sunny Mexi- can skies Monday to receive a thundering, joyful welcome as his own ambassador of good will to this sister re- public. President Miguel Alcman and high dignitaries of ihc Mexican government shared .spots 111 that greeting but thousands of la- _j military rule. London fP Prime Stalin, after six years as com mandcr of the vast Russian mili-1 'Declare Open Warfare' tary organization, resigned his post I pamphlets signed by Irgun tell liO.VIK K1IJ.S Ki, BKITISK CLUB IX arc the ruins of the British Of- ficers' Club in Jerusalem after the building was ripped apart by a bomb explosion that killed 16 persons. The blast was attributed to the Jewish underground. The British imposed martial law on the Palestine coastal area as the result of the explosion and other acts of violence. This picture was made by Tom Fitzsimmons, Associated Press staff photographer. (HJ Wircphoto via East 'Snowed Under'; Cold Hits Florida B.v The Associated I'ri-ss Postpones Action As March 31 Deadline Nears Supreme Court Again Delays Lewis Contempt Case Ruling Supreme Court took on the case of James C.'recorded here by thc Soviet moni- to rule on John; tor, gave "pressure" of other work minister of the armed forces Monday because of the pressure of his main work" handed the job to politically astute Marshal Nikolai Alexandrovich Bulganin, the Moscow radio said Monday night. The change in the top military command came as thc Soviet Union gradually was decmphasiz- ing military activities and demo- bilizing millions of soldiers to en- ter industry and speed up the na- tion's current five-year plan. Stalin stepped out of the military office only a week before the four- power Foreign M-ir.isters Confcr- north of Tel Aviv, still is free from legislature Monday bills calling for borers and humble people lurnoil bond issues totaling out to cheer as the American prcsi- for educational purposes, dent rode through two mllcH of land for mental, correc-; flac-bedecked streets to the U. S. tional and charitable institutions. Embassy. ing of the purported attacks said excessive, our soldiers returned safely and Palestine." The pamphlets reiter- ated that Irgun accepted the re- sponsibility for the explosion Sat- urday at a British officers club in Jerusalem. The Palestine Post, Jewish-owned newspaper here, said it had re- ceived an anonymous telephone call Thc five measures provide for an The presidents of thc two Amerl- outlay of for the Depart- can exchanged forma! ment of Education's program of greetings Monday night al iin cln- new construction in various stale: boratc state dinner in the National schools, for the Univer-1 Palace, sity of Tennessee, for the Department of Institutions. 000 for archives, new state library and for a state office building. The Department of His Ovi-rrnat and Abandoning thc overcoat he wore new us he left Kansas City, Mo., at a.m., from a snow-covered airport, Education Mr. Truman was dressed in a dou- ence was scheduled to open in told his headquarters Moscow. _ _ Monday night that "there i would split of its money'. ble-breastcd business suit and 'a. saying Irgun "soldiers would at- between state colleges at Johnson light gray hat as he stepped from tack two British security zones Murfreesboro M e m n h i his plane, thc "Sacred Cow" seven Jerusalem Monday night. I Cookcville and Clarksvillc. Lt. Gen. G. H. A. MacMillan, com- j mander of British troops in Pales- Moscow. The brief radio announcement, Pctrillo Monday but passed up another opportunity It agreed to review litigation involving the constitutionality of Lea Act, which was passed especially to control the activities as Stalin's only reason for relin- quishing one of his many state of i More tnan half of Ncw st.ltc was sriOwbound nttcr a 1.070.000 after June .10. Thc Presi- dent's message said that losses through separations will be cncl SM which reachod totals of as! month and thnt the Army as no incncs in the North, j count with a fair degree of rer- _, tainty on an average of 20.000 cn-i, communities were isolated; listmcnts and innumerable schools were, monthly. This would make a'deficit j ;ind toll service was out. m, of one hence, the mcs-ltnc Valley. Al least live; sage continued, but "there is minor rail lines were clogged, but; reasonable expectation that better main line traffic was running close results may be obtained." .loscnedulc Somerset, Pa., was marooned by Logical Time For Ri.-k .drifts up to 10 feet deep, and high- "Wilh a recent brightening in re- way department workers trying to Monday. _ fruiting prospects, this appears to open roads fought a losing battle as the air somewhat in the afternoon.' caljin staff no question of the Army in Palestine being at war, with the Jewish popu- lation or anyone else." Other Schools' Benefits Tennessee Agricultural and 'In- dustrial College here would get for new buildings, the Often Reported As III York Petriilo. head of the AFL Federation of Musicians However, the tremendous task of week-, Meanwhile it let another opinion day go by without a decision on the Russian military forces1 government's injunction against: through the war with Germany un-i last November's coal mme strike' doubtedly tired the 67-year-old j' Defines Army Function In his first address to the staff of hours later as Mexican soldiers with fixed bayonets formed it guard around the big ship, and comrades fired a 21-gun salute. U. S. Ambassador Walter Times- ton Rafael Fucnles, Mexican pro- State School foV the Blind toco] officer, met the President al Mercury Here Due For Rise i and the contempt convictions Stalin, who has repeatedly been re- ported ill since the end of the war. Workers for disregard der. stances.'1 Meanwhile the Jewish Agency, warning of the possibility of "abso- of that or-! the Soviet Union celebrated his ]ute anarchy and demanded 1.67th birthday last Dec. 21, but when I against Lewis and his United Mine' He was away from Moscow when March continued to live up to its' reputation as the windy month m, he returned his vacation Thp dplav nut honvv new n I Lidi imjJUheu ine ciciaj put neavy new pits was he was in normally good i and the School for the Deaf and the plane while President Aleman Tennessee Industrial School and his parly approached, each. Standing solemnly at attention The University of Tennessee with bared heads under the hoi three-year period. a year, other as a military band played thr with the school's president and Mexican national anlliem and Uie board of trustees arranging the Star Spangled Banner also offered ns nc stepped forward to a bill to create a retirement system change a warm handclasp with for state employes, effective July 1. President Alcman, hiy host durint' A state retirement board would be three days the American set up to make a survey of the pxnecis in snrnd here in i Britain define terms of mar- ages. 'compensation and service rec-'dcUnrtSitiin of the friendship be- the Arm v to assist mainUinin- law "and Although the sun warmed sure of time on a situation already health for a man of his age. Stalin, who retains his- post as j pushing against a dead'.inc. deadline off last March 31 minister, also will continue December's 'coal' as member of the Presidum. gen- ords of employes to determine the iwccn the two With approximately 250.000 Jews uic IH o icpuouc... isolated from the rest of the world Jewish and British sources agreed that indefinite continuation of the rates and the benefits. Provides For Retirement Actual operation of thc system military rule would result in fi- would begin July 1, 3949. ho the logical time to shoulder the gale-like winds blew snow back on a chill wind continued to whip at j mine strike after his contempt cor.- eral secretary of the Central Com-j nancial ruin for the area affected. The bill provides a temporary made Crowd Cheers President The men and women from this south of the border country cheered and handclappcd as the President viction, Lewis directed his men to says cloudy j work until that date. Off the coast of Maine, at Cape skies will prevail in the Kingsport! Action Waits On Hilling coat-tails. The weatherman risks involved." Mr. Truman wrote, cleared stretches of highway. "Therefore, I recommend that no (.'oilier Is In Distress extension of Selective Service at 1ms time be marie, but with thc un- ,.0nicr. the Oakey L. area and temperatures will be on ..p- V ih u- i x- Alexander, foundered in gales thatithe increase. Residents of thc pnHments will "request u'le rniscd o n t a I n o seas and; Southwest Virginia area can look cnru'tmcnt of n Select ivo Service his to n n especliilly- mittcc of the Communist Party.! British Maj. Gen. R. N. Gale, form of retirement during the next erected trihuiic'where the Bovcrnor head of_the powerful Politburo and military governor of the Tel Aviv two years to persons with 20 years (Sec SCHOOLS on paKe 8) sheared off the vessel's bow. but! forward to sunny skies, There is no assurance the miners munist Party. Act nt a later date if they arc un- able to maintain the Army at a strength of l.OTO.OOO men and the Navy at a strength of 571.000 through voluntary enlistments. "Second, the Army and Xavy be authorized from appropriated funds "to to employ temporarily the neces- sary civilian personnel over and above those spe.'ificnlly authorized and appropriated for by the Con- gress to the extent necessary to balance any shortage of enlisted personnel when strength may fall below the required levels." This apparently will require !esis- her crew was rescued via ajcompanied by mild temperatures, and not quite so windy. will dig coal after that unless there is a new agreement. Lewis himse'.f of the Orgburo, the latter the super-1 area, said martial law "inevitably vising organization of the Com-j would spell economic disaster to the indicated that he expected to work out a new contract in the Coast Guard breeches buoy. Wind gusts reached 80 miles anj A high of 31 degrees was recorded hour, and the ship's life boats, hung for Kingsport at the City Filter d dcalin ith hjm the 40 feet above the waterhne, were Monday, dropping to a low Supreme Court speaks. of 21. Attendants there reported the Bulganin'tt Rise Rapid Bulganin, who succeeds Stalin ns 0-f min'ster tnc armed forces, was 'named the chief vice-minister of community as a whole if it con- tinued for long, as business is going to be hamstrung." Hagana, armed force of the Jew- (See JEWISH on page 8) washed away by huge waves. In West Virginia, ninny schools temperature at midnight as 24 dc- reopcn Monday after a, grccs. week-long ihutdown. when new snow ranging up to 22 inches wasj tilled on top of a two week old i pack, blocking many roads. Monday night temperatures in Florida were expected to fall to sub-freezing levels for thc second successive night, with thc low 33 to 38. Thc New England storm was: days. moving very slowly northeastward The ministry said it had received and was settled in the St. Lawrence a telegram from the prefect of Catania notifying it that historic Valley north of New York state. Semite-House Charity Ball Came Proposed ground in extreme northern Florida Jation by Congrcs. Thc services now braccd for 05 to SO degrees, the cen- (Sre DRAFT on page S) Senate, House Clash Sharply On Budget Cut Washington .T Differences between Senate and House Repub- licans on fiscal policy came sharply into the open Monday as the Senate voted a budget slash and Speaker Martin an- nounced the House leadership will insist on a cut. Thc Senate resolution was passed fi4 to 20 with Republican on Kamc to be played in Griffith the floor supporting it except Sena- stadium here, with President Tru- tor Morse of Oregon. The Senate mnn tossing out the first ball and adopted its! lower figure principally .Baseball Commissioner A. B. Chan- a view tn safeguarding thc ,-jlcr supervising the play. Admission would be ?2. to be paid by players and spectators alike, thc year witll going to thc District of Columbia boys' clubs. With only three more opinion' days to come before the March 30. 17 and parties, generally had looked for a Supreme Court Decision Monday. The Petriilo case was accepted by. the court directly from the Federal; District Court in Chicago, which the had held the Lea Act unconstitu- the Lional. Eruption Of Etna Reported Stopped Ministry of Interior said Monday night eruption of Mt. Etna had stopped The law, passed by thc last Con- after the turbulent volcanic peak gress, forbids any one to compel :he armed forces a year ago wnen o 1 ll (Sec STALIN on page 8) hchOOlDOy JJlCS B O Drains Are j ter Blocketl By Heavy Drifts In W. Va. Union Will Talk Contract Change For Appalachian Charles Town, W. Va. A Baltimore and Ohio Railroad pas- senger train and two freight trains were blocked Monday night by the federal district, Kornnmlo Alcman. no relation to the osidcnt; presented him with n Id medal and parchment mnkint im a guest of honor of Mexico City. In his first address of thc visit, the President, standing In front of a stand in which native were used to make huge United Huntington. W. Va.- 7P -Joseph 'States and Mexican flags, expressed C. Mclntosh, international repre- his happiness to visit this "great scntative of the Brotherhood of progressive nation." Electrical Workers, is here for a Recalling that he en me in by nir. week-long conference with the Ap- the President said he hud oppoj-- Baltimore IP Nine-year-old i palachian Electric Power Com- tunity to note the economic dcvcl- Bruce Jennings died in an oxygen' pany. ;opmcnt here. tent at City Hospital Monday, five Mclntosh said thc meetings arc; Since no economic development days after he had been found hang-'being held to discuss amendments can lake place in clUicr country ing by a woolen scarf in a cloak- proposed to the present IBEW-Ap- 'without having effects in the other, room at his school in Essex, Md. palaehian contract which expires he declared thc two nations mum tral section for 27 to 30, and the (on Sicily's cast coast had belched. broadcasters to hire more employes ised slop Physicians said he had never re- _. gained consciousness, snow drifts on the Valley Division Hjs teacheri Mrs. Audrey J. Ed- March 31. "devote our thoughts and energies The major issue involved in the to building up sound and whofe- ncgotiations is general wage in-; some domestic conditions in our re- lower cast coast, including Miami, molten lava and caused widespread than are needed "to perform actual destruction over its slopes for seven'services." Petriilo was accused of Etna, in eruption for the first time I violating the law by calling a strike in support of a demand that Sta- tion WAAF in Chicago employ three musicians the s did not need. since 1029, had ceased flowin The red hot liquid lava was ex- pected to advande only a fewjnorc feet down the volcano's steep slopes Washington 7P A charity; before it cooled and hardened, as- bascba'.l game between members mountain-side dwellers of tiic Senate and House, with con-'no further damage, the ministry grussmcn serving as umpires, said, ticket-takers, ushers and soda dis- pensers, was proposed Monday by Rep. Price He introduced a resolution for military estimates. President Tru- man proposed for all government spending in starting .Inly 1. But Martin promptly issued a1 statement authorized by thc House1 Republican Steering Committee de-. daring that thc cut. which the House voted can be made "without endangering national de-' fcnsc or security or sacrificing other "essential services of govern- ment." The statement also recm- phasizcd a determination to cut in- come taxes 20 p'Dr cent. The Senate resolution bore a commitment to apply of any surplus' revenue to reduce the national debt. FAVOR CUT IN BUDGET Washington Virginia and Tennessee senators were among 18 Democrats voting for a resolution Monday pledging a cut in the national budget for the in the vicinity of McCans Cut near "po'ficc creases for union workers. McJn- jspectivc countries." the West Virginia-Virginia ne. Plows were expected to clear, the tracks late Monday night of drifts which reached 17 feet in depth in state jn tne cioakroom last Wednes- I tosh said several other minor day, his feet touching the ground amendments also would be dis- casso employ i some parts of this area itation said it __ij Duraiit's Brother Balks As Witness Washington James E. Durant, a Falls Church, Va., coun- cilman, refused to testify Monday when asked if he helped bury part of the stolen Hesse crown jewels, including a gold ball, and cash in glass fruit jars in the near- by Virginia woods at midnight. Appearing as a reluctant witness in the trial of his brother, Col. Jack next fiscal year. Durant, 38, who is accused of Voting w'ith thc majority in the gem Senators Byrd and Robertson of theft, James Durant repeatedly Virginia and McKcllar and constitutional immunity of Tennessee. (against testifying. The railroad said there were only five passengers aboard the train en route from Brunswick, Md., to jStrasburg, Va. They were com- celled to remain at Summit Point. Va., pending the 'clearing of the rails. Thc train left Brunswick at a.m., and was due in Stras- burg two hours later. Wrecking crews were dispatched from Brunswick to help clear the line. Meanwhile. Jefferson County Superintendent H. M. Sydnor an- nounced that schools would remain] closed until Thursday because of the prolonged storm. Classes were suspended on February 22. A southbound Pennsylvania Rail-j road passenger train was stalled forj more than five hours in drifts five! Movie Serial 'Buildup To Letdown" Technique Used High Tribunal's Fans Are Left Hanging In Suspense Once More and his knees buckled. She had sent' cussed. him to the closet a scant ten min- utes before for rapping a classmate in the third grade over the head with a schootbook. Baltimore County police said an Monday's opening meeting was postponed because of thc death Sunday night of Marshall Williams, 49, of St. Albans, W. Va., president of Charleston Local 932, and secrc- autopsy would be performed to de- tary of the JBEW Employes Coun termine the exact cause of thc youngster's death. His mother, Mrs. Rose Jennings Irwin. has asked the state's attorney's office to investi- Senate To Eiict Hearing Today On Lilieiithal cil for Appalachian. Coroner F. X. I Schuler said Williams apparently! Washington Thc Senate died from a cerebral hemorrhage. Atomic Eencrgy Committee voted The negotiations will continue late Monday to close thc Dnvid K. gate, he left home that through Friday. Terms of the wage Lilienthal confirmation hearings morning singing happily. 'talks were not disclosed. Henry Lipman, Kingsport, Is Treasurer Jewelers Of South Form Organization miles north of Hagerstown, Md..j New of the but its passengers were placed on a rescue train. Federated Jewelers Corporation A snowplow that tried to dig the with headquarters here was an- train out went off the tracks Monday by operators of 54 was caught in thc drifts. The pas-jretai, storeg in seven Southern senger train was en Harrisburg. Pa., to with approximately i states. !aboard. He soon explained why. It was Bv ARTHUR ED.SON space was reserved for lawyers. Washington Thc Supreme Attorney-General Tom Clark was j based on material collected over Home Plan 'Inrfpllnilr' 'Court is just like an old-fashioned there. So was John Sonr.ett, who ten years of lawsuits, that now fills The House promised to- apply movie serial. i handled the coal case for the gov-; 13 volumes and pages, only an unspecified "portion" of, Each week, after a tremendousiernment. And so was Welly Hop-1 But Frankfurter warned no final surplus revenues on the buildup, it leaves John L, leading lawyer for thc miners, decision could be expected. public dsbt. Neither did it sun dangling dangerously over the vote, as the Senate did, to turn ]egal cliff, money received from thc sale of; Everybody was surplus war goods into debt reduc- would be the day. tton. This sure Monday And what did they hear about John L. Lewis? Not a whisper. Why? "One judge has ruled thc evi- Surely the court would rflle on latter provision, approved Lewis and thc fine hung by the Senate in adopting both Lewis and his miners, mcndment by Senator Wherry (R-1 So a block-long line formed out- But what about John L. Lewis? Will the fine stick? Or left the amount of debt the marble columned room talk about a Kansas City garmetiwill Lewis scramble back up the ting in doubt. Wherry said he in-1 whcrc thc'justices meet. company. cliff to safety? _ tended these receipts to fall within I Many didn't get in. room "This decision is tedious to Don t miss next weeks thrilling (See BUDGET on paqc 8) 'scats less than 500, and half of this'said Frankfurter. I installment! They heard Justice Douglas talk dence insufficient." about bowling alleys. (If bowling: After 45 minutes, the court quit alleys are shipped to a military j handing down opinions, and began area, they can be considered mili-; to_deal with routine work. tary They heard Justice Frankfurter! Markets At A Glance Stocks Markets generally loafed through another uneven and slow session. closed mixed. Much less active trading and wheat consisted mostly of small lots. active gen- erally, steady'to 23 cents lower; fed steers and yearlings including yearling heifers 25-5Q cents high- er; slbck cattle scarce; salable sheep active. Poultry Dressed poultry steady; live poultry firm. route from Hagerstown 40 persons, .The corporation is designed to centralize to a large extent adver- tising, warehousing, distribution, purchasing and sales promotion ac- tivities for the member stores which have gross sales of more than annually. The stores are in Maryland, Vir- ginia, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Flori- da. Ned W. Cohen of Greensboro, N. C., is chairman of the board of the new corporation. Other Of- ficers: President, James Levi, Bal- timore, Md.; Vice Presidents, Harry Busch, Knoxville, Tenn., and Phillip Barr, Norfolk, Va.; Treas- urer, Henry Lipman, Kingsport, Tenn.; Executive Vice-President in HENRY LIPMAN Tuesday. j Senator McKcllar (D-Tcnn) will be given ar. hour and a half Jo complete presenting evidence in oil- position to thc nominee for chair- man of the Atomic Energy Com- mission. Then thc hearings, which started Jan. 27, will close. Chairman Hickcnloopcr (R-Iown) made thc announcement after a closed session of the committee. i McKcllar still was asking Lilien- thal questions as Monday'8 hearing recessed to permit members to attend a Senate session. Vote Seen In Two Tlie committee plans a cloned meeting with Lilienthal and the other four nominees to thc com- mission Tuesday afternoon. Hick- jcnloopcr said matters involving se- curity and liaison will be dlscuiRcd then. He said he thought the commit- tee could reach a vote by Wednes- day or Thursday. During Monday's committee scs- sion, McKcllar subjected Llllcnthd ;to a grilling which brought protCHtK from Hickenloopcr and thc excla- mation from Senator Vandenbcrg (R-Mich) that "this is outrageous." At one point McKcllar recalled Lilienthal's statement that he had done his "damndcut" to keep from accepting President Truman'i nom- ination. "It now looks to observed, "like you're doing your damndest to get confirmed." With some heat, Lilienthal re- charge of the New Milton J. Green. York office, Green said the corporation that he here nn the first of its type and size to I applicant for a job. and declared: be former for the jewelry trade. (See LILIENTHAL on pane 8)   

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