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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 ln.it 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.