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Kingsport News (Newspaper) - October 1, 1947, Kingsport, Tennessee The Weather Tennessee Mostly sunny and rather cool today; warm- er Thursday. Virginia Sunny and not so windy but continued cool. KINGS PORT NEWS VOL. VI NO. 74 KINGSPOBT, TENN., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1947 8 PAGES, 5 CENTS In Today's NEWS Community 1947-48 Budget Story On Page 8 YANKS CAPTURE SERIES OPENER, Labor Secretary Hints At Food Rationing Will Depend On Response To Requests Voluntary Actions Could Avert 'More, Drastic' Economies Washington Secre- :ary of Labor Schwellenbach Puesday night hinted at food rationing if President Tru- man's campaign for voluntary ?.onservation fails to "meet he need of. starving people ibroad." While Mr. Truman's 26-member Food Committee gathered lere to fashion a program to sup- his "waste less" appeal, the rabinet officer declared: "President Truman's program, if successful on a voluntary basis, vill make unnecessary more dras- .ic action. "But 1 am confident that the peo- ple of this country would over- whelmingly support more drastic action, even rationing of essentials, f the present system don not Schwellenbach indicated the ad- ministration also expects the food drive will be a blow at -.igfi prices, thus making "our econ- omy stronger" while aiding Europe. His remarks were made in an ad- jress delivered at Hot Springs, Ark. With Food Group Mr. Tniman met with his Cabinet Food Committee and Charles Luck- man, chairman of the Citizens Committee which will organize at. the White House Wednesday. The' Cabinet Committee, composed of Secretaries Marshall, Harriman and Anderson, has told Mr. Truman that grains available this year for 'export will be far-less than- this na- FOOD, Page 8) Holstoii Meet Of Methodists ;iis Todav BLAST AVENGED SAYS JEWISH persons were 'killed and 77 injured in an explosion that damaged thin building housing district police headquarters in Haifa, Pal- estine, Monday. A barrel filled with explosives was rolled over a wire barrier around the building. The Jewish underground said the blast launched an attack to avenge the seizure by the British of Jews who came to the Palestine coast from Europe aboard the S. S. "Exodus of 1947." (kP Wire- photo via radio from London.) 1BEW Gets Chance To Appeal Region Ruling NLRB Clears Way For A Quick Decision Upon Anti-Red Edict National Labor Relations Board cleared the way Tuesday night for a quick decision on its general counsel's con- troversial ruling that top AFL and CIO officers must disclaim Commu. nist connections if affiliated unions were to use NLRB facilities. The board's Baltimore regional director, basing his action on the dis- puted ruling, dismissed a petition by the AFL-International Brother- Opei Bristol, Va.-Tenn. IP Approxi- mately 800 ministers and lay Meth- odists are expected to attend the 134th annual acsslon of the Holston opens at when various boards and commlislons meet at State Street Methodist Church in Bristol where all business sessions will be held. Bishop Kern Conference which a.m. Wednesday of Nashville will preside for the time over the conference before going to the Quadrennial General Conference in Boston, Mass., in June and the Ju- risdictional Conference in Colum- bia, S. C., in July. He Is serving his tenth year a> resident bishop for this area and his reelection has been unanimously requested by the inter-board council of Holston Con- ference. Ministers and laymen will report to homes In the Johnson City area to which thoy have been assigned for lodging dur- ing the meeting. They will register afternoon at the churoh nearest the home where thoy arc staying. will be housed and entertained by in Bristol, Johnson City, Kingsport, Ablngdon, Blountville, and Ellza- bethton. Simultaneous worship services will be held at p. m. Wednes- day in Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City churches, and dele- gates will attend the church near- est them. Bishop Charles W. Brashares, Des Moines, Iowa, will speak at State Street Church in Bristol, Dr. Roy L. Smith, Chicago, editor of the Christian Advocate, will preach 'at the First Methodist Church In Johnson City and Dr. Edward McLellan, London, Eng- land, retired Methodist minister, will at the First Methodist Church in Kingsport. Worship services will be held also Thursday night and Friday night j in the three cities, with the three; speakers rotating so all conference j delegates can hear them. Chief Justice Cliambliss Dies In Jacksonville Jacksonville, Fla. JP Tennes- Chief- Justice Alexander. .Criam- bllss, who wrote the sole dissenting decision In the famous Scopes evo- lution case, died Tuesday at a hos- pital. He was 83 years old, and had been a member of the Tennessee Supreme Court for 21 The Scopes case was appealed to the Tennessee High Court from Dayton, Tenn., the majority opin- ion, written by the late Chief Jus- tice Grafton Green upheld consti- tutionality of an act banning the teaching of evolution in Tennessee, However, it remanded the case to the lower courts for retrial with recommendation that charges against John Scopes, a Dayton teacher, be dropped. Chambllss succeeded as chief jus- tice last February 3 upon the death of Chief Justice Green. He had gone to Florida to rest after being Injured in an auto accident near Chattanooga, August J. A native of Greenville, S. he was the son of the late Rev. John Alexander Chamblies, Baptist min- ister and chaplain in Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army. He served eight terms as mayor of Chattanooga, two terms as a judge on the Tennessee Court of Appeals and one term as Hamilton County senator before ascending to the Supreme Court. of Electrical Workers for a collective bargaining election at Chattanooga attorney, ho charter the Chattnnoofra An a helped and later contributed edito- rials to the paper. He was the only person to accompany Adolph Ochs, Sr., when the latter went to New York to purchase the New York Survivors Include a son, John A. Chambliss, a Chattanooga attor- ney; a daughter, Mrs. Samuel B, Whitakcr of Washington, D. C., and several grandchildren. KMETZ NAMED LABOR AIDE Washington IP John T. Kmetz, a lieutenant of John L. Lewis for many years in both the CIO and AFL, was appointed assistant sec- retary of labor by President Tru- man, Tuesday. Radio Va. Station WARL, Arlington, This gives the union opportunity to appeal to the board from the regional director's decision. Action previously had been post- poned in the case and the NLRB had been reported planning to hold It in abeyance until the AFL and CIO decide finally whether to file non-Communist. In; the last few days, however, there had been indications that the board might be getting ready to rule, and the WARL action backed up those indications. The AFL Executive Council, in a decision forced by John L. Lewis, head of the United Mine Workers, decided against filing the state- ments. The final decision, however, will come but of the federation's convention in San Francisco in Oc- tober. The CIO also meets next month in Boston. The IBEW's local and national officers have filed the non-Com- munist affidavits but the NLRB regional director dlamissed the pe- tition on the basis of tho ruling by the NLRB counsel, Robert N. Den- ham. Some attorneys contend that the affidavits are required under the Taft-Hartley act only from officials' of local and national, from those of the genera] organiza- tions which hold the unions to- gether. A decision by the board, if it re- versed Denham, would take con- siderable pressure off the AFL and CIO officials at the forthcoming conventions. Considerable contro- versy already has arisen among AFL leaders over Lewis' stand, which so far has denied NLRB fa- cilities to nil AFL mem- bers. Good Morning A Little Chuckle To Start The Day St. Louis 7P Donald V. Frmscr, president of the Mlssouri- Railroad, look- ing over credit reportit on thou- naniln of applications which poured into his office for travel- credit cards. He wan pleased with the except this one: "This man is presently an inmate of San Quen- tion prison, serving sentence on of forging and panning worthlr.Htt chocks." Nashville Rates Second In Diction Poll Capital Wins Honors On Usage Of English By ABTHUK EDSON Washington Everyone Cabot Lodge, Jr., A WIFE AWAITING HER HUSBAND'S HOMECOMING known that this In tho nation's tnlk- Ingent town. But not until Tuesday did many people suspect that the citizens of your capital also use the best dic- tion in the U. S. A language poll conducted by the ILinguaphone Institute of America (it teaches languages by phono- graph records) has put Washington first in the use of "American Eng- lish." Nashville is second, and good old Boston third. Washingtonians, the institute found, speak with "a modulated level and a cross between the broad 'A' and the hard 'A'." The institute also passed out its idea of a right pretty talker. It likes the accents of Mrs. Claude Pepper, wife of the Florida Senator: Mrs. Martha Taft, wife of the Ohio ditto, and Senator Henry Niitnnilly when thin news cuinu In, I bcullnod to the phono to call the president of tho institute, Max Sherover, In New York. Speaking with a modulated level and a cross between the broad "A" and the hard I asked: "How do you know Washington has the best "You can't be as scientific about this as In an opinion Sherover admitted. "But we hire people who are trained in speech to listen in on conversations in bars, in restau- rants, in taxis, in the subway. "And Washington came in first. For in Washington we have the merging of the best accents from 48 states to produce the best speech in the country." If Washington is first, what city is worst? "I haven't" got the courage to said Sherover. "But I will say this: New York is terrible." Grain Price Shows Slump Wheat Off Sharply; Steers At New High By The Associated Preis Grain futures prices reversed Monday's upward surge and lost ground Tuesday, but beef steers brought all-time record prices at two markets while President Tru- man and his advisors planned a nationwide campaign against food waste. Uncertainty over what solution the government will find to press- ing food needs of Western Europe was the predominating factor In the grain slump as wheat skidded much to, cents at Chicago after a strong -opening. <ftfter gaining as much as 6% cents in early trading, wheat closed at to a bushel in De- cember contracts. Corn dropped to 3VI with a to cloie. Washington developments ap- peared to have little, if any, effect on consumer demand, especially for meat, as livestock prices continued to advance. A new all-time record steer price of a hundredweight was set at Omaha, and a S32 sale.of steers at Louisville established a new mark there. Tho 1947 peak of for choice steers set Monday at Chi- cago matched Tuesday. Hogs were 28 to 50 cents higher in the Chicago stockyards with a top of and lambs were steady to BO cents up, the bent selling at J2.1, Wholesale butter prices advanced cent at New York but were un- changed to Vi cent a pound lower in Chicago. The New York price for grade AA butter was 79 cents. The AA grade was unlisted at Chi- cago, but grade A brought 75.5 cents a pound. Fresh eggs were mostly un- changed in an irregular market, No. 1 extras selling for 61 to 62 cents a dozen Chicago. Snake-Bitten Girl Missing Cawood, Ky. 7P The exact whereabouts of Fay Nolan, 12-year- old Cawood girl who was bitten by a rattlesnake recently at a meeting of the faith-healing sect to which her parents belong, remained a mystery Tuesday night and Har- lan County Sheriff James S. Ca- wood said he planned .no search for the child "until someone 'pre- pares the necessary papers." "If such is Cawood declared, Nolan." 'I think I can find Fay The father, Roscoe Nolan, said Monday night that Fay had been sent to Straight Creek, Ky., "for a and expressed confi- dence that the child would recover "with the help of the Lord." Judge Rules Wife Is Soldier Beneficiary Chattanooga Mrs. Mabel Frances Vaughn of Winchester is the rightful beneficiary of her de- ceased soldier husband's Na- tional Life insurance policy rather thnn hla mother, Fodnrul Judge Lewllo R, Dnr'r ruled Tuondny. Markets At A Glance active recovery push lifted favorites fractlonn to 2 points on the New York Market Tucnday. cloNed up; U. S. unchanged. lower after a sharp advance and pronounced drop. Livestock Hogs 25-50 cents higher; cattle generally Hteady; slaughter Iambs steady to 50 higher. exceeded de- mand; fryers and broilers fowls 20-33. (Additional markets on page Upheaval In Cuba Follows Coup Charge Invasion Alleged For Perpetuating Grau As President Havana, Cuba AP A po- litical controversy beset Cuba Tuesday in the wake of an an- nouncement that the Cuban Army had crushed bitious expeditionary an am- force that had sought to storm the Dominican Republic and overthrow President Rafael Trujillo. Senator Aurelio Alvarez, leader of the opposition, accused President Ramon Grau San Martin of having "armed gangs which sought to in- vade the Dominican Republic, in order to create an atmosphere of violence in Cuba and thus perpetu- ate himself in. power." f Alverez praised the Army for "succeeding in restoring order and thus avoiding the possibility of a situation of violence" which Al- varez said would have aided Presi- dent Grau in his alleged "maneu- ver." President Grau summoned re- porters to the presidential palace and declared Col. Oscar Diaz had denied making any statement to the press that the expedition had sought to stage "a revolutionary coup (in Cuba) to prevent the elec- tions." Gen. Genovevo Perez Darner a, Cuban Army Chief, followed up the presidential action with a state- ment that "for tho glory of all Cu- bans there will be elections in 1948 which will reflect on the credit of all concerned." Plane Export For "Revolution., Claim Washington A spokesman for the Bureau said Tues- day night that a number of fighters and other military type plus three tons of bomb and rocket materials, have been illegally ex- ported from the United States, des- tined for Dominican Republican revolutionaries. He said the planes and materials were routed to Cuba, where the Cuban Army has announced the break-up of a force planning action in the nearby island country. He added that tho arrest in Miami, Fla., of Manolo Castro, Cuban di- rector general of sports, was In connection with the war materiel exports. The specific accusation against Castro, the customs official said, is that he wns connected with export of the planes and explosives with- out submitting export licenses to the collector of customs as required by law. The official told a reporter the bomb and rocket materials were principally manufactured in Penn- sylvania, but did not go into details of makers and addresses. He said they were loaded on planes in Bal- timore and flown from there to Cviba. The planes, ho said, camo from various parts of the United States. Ukrainians 'Drive Near U. S. Zone In Germany Reported Hof, German police officials said Tuesday night they were rushing hundreds of men by trucks and automobiles to the Czechoslovak border after receiving unconfirmed reports that members of the "Ukranian resistance army" were approaching the American occupa- tion zone. (A dispatch relayed from Prague said Czechoslovak Se- curity police in the border area re-1 ported they knew nothing of such a band.) Border police were alerted and road blocks established on all roads leading to the border. American military government officials were unable to confirm the reports. A high German police of- ficial also had, no confirmation, but added he had 'received advices from persons on the frontier that there was a concentration of guerrillas near the Czech border town of Asch, 13 miles southeast of Hof, Air Raid Sound Former Nazi air raid sirens sounded in this Bavarian city for the first time since the war, taking its approximately citizens by surprise. It was not certain, how- ever, whether they were sounded in connection with the guerrilla re- ports or as part of tests that have been taking place recently through- out the U. S. zone. Recently 40 Ukrainian guerrillas crossed into the American zone at Passau, border town approximately 125 miles southeast of Asch. They said they had fought their way from Poland and were being fol- lowed by thousands more. These guerrillas said they had met Russian and Polish troops in pitched battles before fleeing to Germany from Poland. The group of 40 guerrillas who crossed into the American zone said they were anti-Communists. Fair But Cool Here; Frost Is Seen Possible A bright sun will shed on East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia today but won't have much effect toward warming the brisk, cold air, the weatherman predicted Tuesday night. Winds which kept the air in mo- tion Tuesday are not expected to repeat, however, and this may make the coolness less noticeable. Occasionally strong wind, princi- pally from the northeast, blew on Kingsport nnd vicinity Tuesday and held the day's mean tempera- ture to 55, five degrees under that of Monday. Highest temperature was 71, following a 39-degrce low. the winds ceased in late afternoon, the mercury descended rapidly to 40 at midnight, lowest midnight reading of the fall so far by 10 degrees. At midnight last Saturday the mercury registered SO and descended to 37 before dny- llght Sunday. A comparable drop Poland Given Assurance On German Issue Washington JP The United States 'old Poland Tuesday she need have no fear that current plans to revive the German econ- omy will make Germany a military protested September menace. Poland against to raise the level of industry in the combined Ameri- can-British zones in Germany, Undersecretary of State Norman Armour, in a note of reply, said the task of demolishing Germany's war potential has been proceeding apace. He also renewed the United States proposal for a 40-year treaty to guarantee Europe against a re- vival of German militarism. Armour noted that the proposal has been accepted a basil of agreement by Britain and France but not by Russia, Declaring that It is "still Armour told the Polish ambassa- dor: that Germany never again be a dominant "This proposal is evidence of the determination of the people and the government of the will military power In Europe." The Polish government had com- plained: 1. That the Anglo-American ac- tion "unilaterally the level of German industrial production above the established German needs" and was In "complete''con- tradiction with the Potsdam agree- ment." 2. That restoration of Germany's industrial power would create "a threat to the security of Europe, especially to. countries neighboring Germany." 3. That the measures are tradictory to the principle of priority for reconstruction of countries devastated by German In reply, Armour said it became clear nt the "Big Four" meeting of foreign minis- ters in Moscow earlier thin year that "the economic unity of Ger- many would again have to be post- of Russia's refusal to that there was little prospect of an early solution." Slight Change In Sub-Normal Chill By The Prrim Only slight warming of below Lose Contest Record Throng Of Brooklyn Outhits 6-4 By GAYLB TALBOT Yankee greatest World Series crowd paid Yankee Stadium Tuesday W see the New York win the opener of the classic from Brooklyn, ft to 3, whm Ihe Dodgers' 21-yenr-old pitching prodigy, Ralph Branca, blew iky high in a fateful fifth Inning. The favored Yanketi poured all their runs In wild, nigged frame In which than batted around on three and a hit batiman. Brnncn, the 21-game winner, del-' parted in the mldnt of holo- caust, Except for erup- tion, the got only other man on base, on by Phil Rlzzuto In the seventh. Seldom has a World Series gone up the spout more quickly. After an hour's play in, chill, windy weather the Dodgers were out ill front 1-0. The tall Branca, fact ball whistling and crack-- ing, had set first tioxtn down In order, out of them. Blow The minuted later worst had htpepned to the Na- tional and was gone beyond' recall. Manager Hurt Shotton's hustled up a- more runs later on otf the second Yank hurler, but they never had n chance of ottchlng uiv, Frank Shea, brilliant Yankee man pitcher, received credit for victory after being lifted for a plnch-hlttcr in the big fifth. The record crowd, which Includ- ed previous high turnout of M.MO. which witnessed a of UM 1943 playoff at the otadlum tween the and St of 828.70 also entabliihtd ft high. Except for the one frightful In- ning, the two put on an ex- hibition worthy of the which nccured to Some of the aircraft involved, he! would put tho rending under temperatures in the region snicl, were those Cor which customs this morning, and, with the com- between the Rockies and tho Ap- officers in FloriUa were alerted several weeks ago. He added that present customs information is that the planes, long-range Army craft bought up_ from war surplus, evad- ed the Florida watch by simply fly- ing over it. As far as is now known, for Thursday, ho said, none stopped in Florida on! the way to Cuba. VOLUNTARY RENT HIKE St. Paul, Frank Paul, owner of a duplex reported Tuesday that her tenant, Harry Redman, voluntarily raised his rent. He gave her an extra in paying his October rent, saying that because of higher fuel prices he thought Mrs. Paul was entitled to more money. blnation of clear, still air, a light frost was indicated for part of the Appalachian region. No henvy frost is expected; nut! warmer weather, accompanied by increasing cloudiness, is forecast Careful Pedestrian MiiM Margaret Perry and MINK Joan Nickels, both of Gate City, Va., were named Kingsport'K careful Tuesday and each wan awarded a theater Mcket for ohHcrving nafrly croRHlng city fttrectN. palachlans was forecast for Wednesday and the cool weather was expected to extend Into the southeastern fitntes accompanied by brisk, northerly Temperatures were below 50 Tuesday at many places from the Dakotas to New Englnnd. Aber- deen, S. had high of 39 nnd some light snow fell early Tuesday in northwest Iowa. A federal forecaster at Chicago said Wednesday will be quite cool i nthc New Englnnd and Middle Atlantic States with some frost as far fionth ns Virginia nnd Ken- tucky. He snirl that nmong the southeastern sin lea only Florida will miss the cooler wonlher. Vote-Swapping Under Way; Russia Bids For Place Vacated By Poland UN Deadlocked As Ukraine And India Battle For Council Seat By FRANCIS W. CARPENTER Now York Tho Soviet tompla to konp a Slav nation on Iho Ukraine and India wore deadlocked i council alongside tho Soviet Union. Tucsdny night in a tcnso race forj The United States, backing India, silent. But representa- some western countries the Security Council scat to be remained cated December 31 by Poland, Rus-i lives of sia's consistent voting partner on i which normally oppose Russia In- major issues coming before they were supporting the United Nations, j Ukraine because thoy felt that the After seven ballots, the UN As-i Russian bloc should have that scat scmbly adjourned at p.m.' on the council. (EST) until 10 a.m. Vishinsky did everything he when it will continue the effort to j could to forestall adjournment but fill the third prospective delegates gave up for the eve- on the 11-nation council. j ning when the seventh tally showed Australia, Brazil and .Poland1 no break leave the council at the end ol this! The vote at that time showed: year. Two places were filled quick-i The Ukraine 33, India 23. A two- ly. The Assembly elected majority of the 57 to replace Brazil and Canada to1 or 38 needed for election. take Australia's position. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Y. V.ishinsky, who was re- ported to have made a last-minute deal for Latin American support for the Ukraine, made two at- Immediatcly after the adjourn- ment, Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Pandit, chief of the India delegation, said she was pressing her cause. She said that with Australia leaving the council, the Indian Ocean area was left unrepresented in Iho council, Tho Arab states, Incruimcd to six in the UN by tho admission of Ye- man Tuesday, wore reported ap- proaching Russia on a proposition to switch their support from India to the Ukraine in exchange for Russian support on the Palestine question, Corridor conferences began al- most as soon as the Assembly ad- journed and were expected to con- tinue late into the night, The Assembly finally approved the applications of the Kingdom of Yeman and the Dominion of Paki- stan both Moslem, anti-Zionist Asiatic for membership in the UN and seated them at brief ceremonies before the council clcc- tions. gain of six nations all told since the UN was organized by 51 countries in at San Francisco. Both fielded and there were several fine par- ticularly n of by Carl Furlllo, nubitltute ccntcrflelder, late' in the To Regain Poine If only Branca had regained poise after Joe the Yankees' first hit off him to open the fifth, the might have down a ntar-elaMto hit a between third and inert, which Wee Reese of the down hut couldn't throw In for a close play. With that, Branca took off. He loused four hallo to George McQuinn, ot them even close. His fifth pilch nearly homed Billy Johnnon, thlrd-sackcr himielt only by taking the ball on arm. With the risking with (See PMC S) Little Effect i- Of Air Strike In Tri-Cities An unexpected strike by grounded American lines Tuesday but ex- pected to cnuxe "little or no dilay" In trans-Atlnntlc movement of scngcrs and air freight from Til- City Airport, J. A. McMillan, lean Airlines manager of opera- tions at TrI-Clly, Mid Tuetday night American Overseas a subsidiary of American AlrlllMa, Incorporated, connecting par- ent United air net- work with other countries. Pnsscngcrx booked to Europe will be routed by other airlines, preferably U. S. Ftamhlp nnd the samo true of air freight McMil- lan snld. Hi- ndded that there ap- pears to be no of on other air at present. Statement The Tri-Clty office of American Inc., also released lau Tuesday a statement by Harold R, Harris, vicc-prcildvnt and central manager of American Alrllncii In New York, In which nccuned the itrlklnit of luting the Railway Labor Act and nlntcd the airline would negotiations for a copHmi-t until "the pilots return to their sign menu." Harris' statement follows: "American ww Informed early this morning dny) by the Pout Office Depart- ment at Washington and through news reports that our had gone on strike, -This WHS later con- firmed when the of Flight M for Frankfort, Germany, refused to report for duty. t "Representatives of the manage- ment nnd the Union have been negotiating Iw the contract Both had to an agreement on nay which would have brought This made the UN membership of our to the highest rates ever paid In the hlitory of commercial aviation. (See STRIKE,

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