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   Kingsport News (Newspaper) - January 4, 1973, Kingsport, Tennessee                                1IK1NGSPORTNEWS TUnnday, 4, Itn Slot Machine Controversy Heats Up With Defense Of Fraternal Gambling AREA DEATH NOTICES ROGERSVILLE District Attorney General Hciskell Winstcad confirmed Wednesday that a Tennessee Bureau of Identification officer warned Morristown Mayor Charles Z. Buda to stop trying to interfere with inspection of slot machines In Morristown clubs. Winstead said the mayor was told he could be arrested for interfering with officers in the per- formance of their duty. Buda charged at a meeting of Morristown's city council Tuesday night that he had been threatened with jail by the agent. He said he had only gone to the police station because he had been informed that FBI agents were coming to examine the machines and didn't want the "evidence" tampered with. But the Morristown mayor lined up with area fraternal organizations which opposed the raids conducted at 12 different spots last week. He said the clubs could not operate without their slot machines, and "poor people" who depend on club charities would be the losers. A 24-hour guard continued at the home of police chief Mel Tucker, who was reportedly marked for murder under a contract. The plot against Tucker was reported at the same time the raida on the clubs were conducted. Attorney general Winstead said Tuesday he knew that had been paid on a contract and another promised when the Morristown police chief was killed. Winstead also said that he and state officials had evidence of other criminal activities in East Ten- nessee including a second murder contract, in- terstate transportation of drugs and gaming devices, counterfeiting and forgery of official documents. Buda was angered by the conduct of the raids without his knowledge, and told aldermen the in- cident with the TBI agent had occurred at the city jail. Buda said Winstead told him the reason Morristown policemen were used in making the raids was Winstead didn't trust Sheriff Dale Jar- nigan and the county officers. "I don't think there's a more honest man in the county than Sheriff the mayor said. He said, "Chief Mel Tucker has known about the slot machines ever since he came here so he could have raided them any time he wanted to. Why hasn't he done something about it before Buda said he had been with Winstead at the Elks Club in both Morristown and Kingsport. Buda also challenged claims of Mafia ties with Chicago in gambling operations in Morristown. "I think this is the worst possible insult to our Buda said. "I doubt if the Chicago Mafia even knows Morristown exists." After consulting with city attorney Dick Jessee, Buda told the aldermen that the policemen working in the raids would be paid overtime, backing off from a previous stand. Buda said the money to pay the officers would come from the slot machines. He added, "If the attorney general can't pay them from the money he took from the slot machines, then I'll pay them out of my own pocket. I don't think the taxpayers ought to have to pay for this escapade." Preliminary hearings for the 11 men charged with possessing gambling devices, will be held in Sessions Court here Friday. County Raid Continued from Page 1 confiscated at the Embers. Deputy Sgt. Bill Chapman said receipts inside the club cash register indicated payoffs on the machines (players run up a high score for which they are paid a nickel or dime per Chapman said he himself has in the past been paid hi cash after playing the machines. A pickup truck owned by Deputy Sgt. E. B. Russell was used to haul most of the beer to Blountville. A county-owned truck, driven by Sgt. H. K. Franklin, was pressed into service for transporting several barrels of beer and the two machines. The raid at the Purple Dragon also ap- parently came as no surprise. Bartenders and waitresses scarcely glanced up as Bishop and five deputies rushed inside. When Morea was unable to produce a beer license, the sheriff ordered the club closed and all beer confiscated. Officers carried away nine kegs, cans of beer, and 18 cases of champagne. They also took a .22- caliber pistol and a pistol. Taking part in the Purple Dragon raid were Capt. Fred Vance and deputies Larry Bradley, John Teague, Harold Cooler, and Mike Gardner. The raid on VFW Post 4933 was led by Detective Lt. Sammy Poole, who was assisted by deputies Junior Waye, Harold Walton, and Sammy Mongle. They lugged away 31 cases of beer, Bishop said. The confiscated 'items are being stored in the sheriff's main vault at his headquarters in Blountville. Nader Seeking Halt On Nuclear Power Plants Congress Opens Continued From Page 1 by Sen. George S. McGovern, D-S.D., asking Nixon to appear in closed Senate session, and a proposal by Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D- Wash., asking Nixon to appear in an open joint session. Jackson, a supporter of Nixon's Vietnam policy, urged Congress to defer action until a "reasonable period of time" after the peace talks resume, but criticized Nixon for not telling the nation the reason for the massive bombings. Despite the vote in the Senate GOP caucus, Sen. Jacob K. Javits of New York said there were "a lot of troubled men" in the room because of the war. Asked if there were angry Republicans, Sen. William B. Saxbe of Ohio replied, "Oh, yes this is the result of the bombing the failure of the administration to at least ex- plain it." The House elected Rep. Carl Albert, D- Okla., as its speaker for a second term, a the formality after he was designated by Democrats Tuesday. House Republicans again elected Michigan's Rep. Gerald R. Ford as their leader. Thomas P. O'Neill of Massachusetts was named House Democratic leader Tuesday. Senate Democrats, without a record vote, re-elected Mansfield as then- leader, Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia as assistant leader and Sen. Frank E. Moss of Utah as secretary. The Republicans also reelected their two men, GOP leader Hugh Scott and his assistant, Sen. Robert P. Griffin. Turning to conservatives to fill other leadership vacancies, they elected Sen. John G. Tower of Texas as chairman of the policy committee; Sen. William Brock of Tennessee as head of the senatorial campaign com- mittee; Sen. Norris Cotton of New Hampshire as chairman of the GOP caucus; and Sen. Wallace F. Bennett of Utah as secretary. Georgia Prison Continued From Page 1 the convicts instead, and agreed to several demands. He promised, the prison spokesman said, that none of the convicts would be punished if the guards were unharmed, that he would turn over to newsmen a list of 13 grievances drawn up by the convicts, and that a com- mittee would be named to hear inmate grievances. Warden Jack Caldwell said so far as he knew the prisoners, who were first believed to be 30 in number, were armed with nothing more than a pocket knife. "There are no weapons carried inside these Caldwell said. At one time, the prisoners were given a 30- minute deadline by Caldwell to give up their hostages or be rushed by a riot force armed with stun guns, gasmasks, smoke grenades and gas equipment but the warden later decided to await the arrival of MacDougall. A prison spokesman said the convicts were in a third floor cellblock and had barricaded themselves in by jamming a mop handle in a steel door. Caldwell said industries in the prison were still operating although bad weather kept the convicts from working outside. WASHINGTON (UPI) Criticizing them as a safty hazard, Ralph Nader urged Wednesday a halt to nuclear power plant construction. "The danger of catastrophic nuclear power plant accidents is a public safety problem of the utmost urgency in the country he said. Opening a campaign "to bring public understanding and concern" to the regulation of nuclear power plants, the consumer advocate said the Atomic Energy Commission's "own safety experts have substantial misgivings" about the agency's official assurances of reactor safety. In a reply to Nader's charge, President W. Donham Crawford of Edison Electric Institute praised the safety record of nuclear power plants and said they "represent the cleanest method available of meeting the nation's power needs in the years ahead." Since the plants first went into operation in 1957, Crawford said in a statement, "Never has there been a nuclear incident or malfunc- tion affecting the public safety in a licensed power plant. This remarkable safety record is the result of a sound technological base which Consumer Help? WASHINGTON (UPI) A group of 14 House members Wednesday proposed a con- sumer legislation package including bills that could temporarily freeze meat prices and require more informative food product labeling. One of the 13 bills In the package also would set up an independent consumer protection agency similar to one proposed and blocked in the last session of Congress. Rep. Benjamin S. Rosenthal, D-N.Y., a member of the group, also urged the ad- ministration to quit its "public relations efforts, confused promises and misleading goals" in the consumer field. Among other things, the bills proposed are intended to repeal meat import quotas; freeze meat prices for 45 days at last November's levels. benefitted from the naval nuclear power program; rigid standards for design and construction; intensive training and supervision of plant personnel; and the most stringent licensing procedure and continual supervision ever imposed on an industrial process." Nader was joined by Dr. Henry W. Kendall, nuclear physicistsatthe Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Dr. Daniel F. Ford of the Union of Concerned Scientists, at a news con- ference. They proposed a moratorium on nuclear reactors under construction, lasting until the safety question is settled. Kendall said a nuclear power plant accident could put lethal doses of radioactivity into the atmosphere which would affect areas as much as 75 miles downwind from the site. There have been no major nuclear reactor accidents as yet, Kendall conceded, but said AEC officials estimated that the odds are "one in for each reactor" that there will be a break in pipes inside reac- tors. According to Nader, there are 29 nuclear reactors in operation around the United States with 55 others under construction and 76 on order. Hazel Cassell OAK RIDGE Hazel Cawood Cassell of Oak Ridge died Wednesday morning at Oak Ridge Hospital after an extended illness. She was a graduate of Berea College in Berea, Ky. She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Cassell, Oak Ridge; sons, Robert E. Jr., Kingsport and Carl C, Cassell, Cincinnati, Ohio; mother, Mrs. John Cawood, Cawood, Ky.; brother W. W. Cawood, Kingsport. Weatherford Mortuary in Oak Ridge is in charge of fu- neral arrangements. Samuel H. Short PARKERSBURG, .West Va. Samuel Houston Short, 69, died Jan. 2 at 10 p.m. in the FUNERALS MCMURRAY, LEE (BUCK) JR. Funeral services for Lee (Buck) Mc- Murray Jr., 30, Port Clinton, Ohio, who died Monday will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. !rom the Blountville Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. J. W. Depew and the Rev. Jack Sturgill officiating. Burial will be in Emanuel Cemetery. The body will be taken to the residence of a sister, Mrs. Paul McKinney, Route 3, Blountville, Holston Institute Road and transferred to ttw chapel at 10 a.m. Saturday. Pallbearers are: Tommy Vermillion, Hershel McMurray. Joe Barr, George Morgan, W. G. Morgan, Clarence Massey, Carl Derrick, and Donnie Stanley. Blountville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. OSBORNE, MRS. CLARA Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Robinson Osborne, 78, Rt. 3, Lebanon, who died Tuesday will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. from the Lebanon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Walter Glover and the Rev. Ernest Dale officiating. Burial will be in Temple Hill Cemelery, Castlewood. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The body will remain at the Lebanon Funeral Home. Funeral services for Robert L. Sumpter, 67, Double Springs Community, Rt. 7, Jonesboro, who died Wednesday, will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Fall Branch Funeral Home chapel with the Rev Don Tapp and the Rev. Bert Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the Rock Springs Cemetery. The body will remain at the Fall Branch Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. CASSELL, HAZEL CAWOOD Funeral services for Hazel Cawood Cassell will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from Weatherford Chapel, Oak Ridge, with the Rev. Donald Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Weatherford Funeral Home, Oak Ridge, is in charge of arrangements. BROOKS, MRS. C.E..SR. Funeral services for Mrs. C. E. Brooks, Sr. will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday from her home, 1317 Watauga Street, by the Rev Dr Thomas F. Chilcote and the Rev. J. Ray Stuart, interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery. The body will be removed to the home at 10 a.m. Wed- nesday, where friends will be received after that hour. Pallbearers are Charles Edward Brooks, III, Andrew Marshall Brooks, Thomas Peirce Gannaway, Jr., Edwin Jackson Gannaway, Philip Jef- ferson Jr., and John Stewart Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge. DINGUS, HOWARD Funeral services for Howard Dingus will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Hamleft-Dobson Chapel with the Rev. David Frazier, the Rev. J. c. Barnett, and the Rev. John C. Pierson officiating. Burial will be in Holston View Cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home is in charge. Camden and Clark Hospital In Parkersburg after a short Illness. He was bom in Sullivan County and spent most of his life here. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Dorothy Marie Short, Church Hill; sisters, Mrs. Maude WUkerson, Mrs. Dora Kite, both of Fordtown; brothers, John and Clem, both of Kingsport, Pierce Short, Gate City; sons, Hubert, Church Hill, James and Franklin, Kingsport, Charles, Converse, Ind., and Donnie Short, Peru, Ind.; daughters, Mrs. Mildred Sothard, Kingsport, Mrs. Evelyn Kanipe, Peru, Ind.; 22 grand- children. Shaver and Son Funeral Home in Parkersburg is in charge of arrangements. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Shaver and Son Funeral Home. Clara Osborne LEBANON Mrs. Clara Robinson Osborne, 78, died at her Route 3 residence Tuesday night. She was a member of Lake View Union Church. She is survived by her husband, Charley N. Osborne, Lebanon; sons, Homer H., James W., both of Castlewood, John C., Baltimore, and Creed E. Osborne, Weber City; daughters, Mrs. Tom Harmon, Kingsport, Mrs. Emmitt Gilbert, Castlewood, Mrs. Edward Rynes, Baltimore, Mrs. John Meade, Lebanon; sisters, Miss. Mary S. Robinson, and Mrs. Hazel Goodman, both of Bristol, Va.; also surviving are 22 grand- children, and 17 great-grand- children. Lebanon Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrange- ments. Robert Sumpter JONESBORO Robert L. Sumpter, 62, Double Springs Community, died at a.m. Wednesday at Kingsport's Holston Valley Community Hospital after an illness of several weeks. He was a native of Bangs, Texas, was a resident of Sullivan County since 1941, a member of the Double Springs Baptist Church, and was self- employed as a floor-finisher before retiring several years ago due to ill health. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Bellamy Sumpter; daughters, Mrs. D. A. Cox, Jonesboro, and Mrs. Guy Massey, Jr., Kingsport; sons, Dennis, MitchellviUe, Md., John, Akron, Ohio and BonaM Sumpter, Jonesboro; Kiutt, Mrs. Louis McGaughy, Fresno, Calif., and Mrs. 'A. Y. Hant- sche, Loraine, Tex.; brother, C. M. Sumpter, Breckenridge, Texas; step-mother, Mrs. W. R. Sumpter, Abilene, Texas; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Fall Branch Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrange- ments. Lee McMurray Jr. Lee (Buck) McMurray Jr., 30, of Port Clinton, Ohio, died Monday morning in a Toledo hospital, after a long illness. He was a native of Scott County, moved to Port Clinton two years ago from Sullivan County, and was a member of the Rock City Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his father, Lee McMurray Port Clinton; sisters, Mrs. Cassie Jackson, Bristol, Mrs. Nancy McKinney, Blountville, Mrs. Jean Derrick and Mrs. Elsie Tipton, both of Kingsport; brothers, James, Aikin, S. C., and Lester McMurray, Port Clinton. Blountville Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrange- ments. Watch Out For Those Bumpers An auto salesman was fined for driving while in- toxicated in City Court Tuesday for driving into one of Anerson Ford company's plate glass windows over the holiday weekend. Charlie H. Carey, 46, Church Hill, pleaded guilty to the of- fense but blamed the incident on "those long bumpers on the new cars." Carey asked if there was any way out of the five month, 29- day suspension of his driver's license since he has to drive cars to sell them and was told he could apply for a restricted drivers license. GLASS For Every Use QUICK-NEAT Installation and Repair Holston Glass Call 245-3181 Peace Talks Continued From Page 1 in two days, the North Vietnamese issued a statement in Paris denying Hanoi has made any concessions or secret deal during American bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong between Dec. 18 and Dec. 30. Tho left Hanoi for Paris and stopped over to meet with Chinese Premier Chou En-lai in Peking, the New China News Agency said. Tho will meet next Monday with Henry Kissinger to discuss more fundamental differences between the two sides, notably the "sovereignty" of South Vietnam and the presence of North Vietnamese troops inside South Vietnam. President Nixon met with Kissinger, his chief peace envoy, in Washington for a "complete review" of the Paris situation, the White House said. Administration officials cautioned, however, that next week's talks between Kissinger and Tho will not result in rapid progress in settling the 12-year-old Vietnam war. The North Vietnamese delegation issued a statement saying American air raids over Hanoi and Haiphong "failed lamentably" and demanding that the United States sign the draft agreement written by Kissinger and Tho last October as it stands. The statement gave no hint of Communist concessions as a result of American bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong. State Democrats Continued From Page 1 Following the elections, both houses adjourned until 4 p.m. Tuesday. In the race for secretary of state, Carr received 76 votes to 28 for former State Representative Richard Kreig.a Knoxvillc Republican, and 27 for Memphis City councilman Robert B. (Bob) James. Wiseman was re-elected without opposition. "It is an honor for me to Snodgrass told the lawmakers in his acceptance spcnch. "I nskcd no one for their vote. It makes me humble to be elected. I will serve in the manner I think you would want me to serve you." Asked by reporters later if ho were still a Democrat, Snodgrass replied, "I'm n Tennessee and I've prcvlsouly stated that I'm a Democrat." Secret Ft. Bragg Probe On Heroin Smuggling GREENSBORO, N.C. (UPI) Federal agents have cen- tered a secret probe at the huge Ft. Bragg, N. C., army base into the smuggling of heroin into the United States in the bodies of Vietnam war dead, it was reported Wednesday. The Greensboro Daily News quoted "well-placed sources" as saying a tip from Ft. Bragg led to the first arrest in the alleged international smuggling operation, and that the investigation was likely to bring federal indictments against more than a dozen persons. Ft. Bragg, located in southeastern North Carolina, is one of the nation's largest military posts with troops. Ft. Bragg officials declined comment on the Daily News story, which said the in- vestigation was "well along toward completion." "Confidential informers in Fayetteville, where Ft. Bragg is located, were credited by federal agents with tips that led to the dramatic arrest Dec. 11 and the indictment in Baltimore Tuesday of a North Carolina man, Thomas Ed- ward Southerland, 31, described by federal authorities as a 'functionary' in the heroin smuggling the newspaper said. Southerland, a Greensboro resident, was Indicted on nine counts of using talse military orders and Identification. He was taken off a military transport plane, returning from Thailand, which had the bodies of two soldiers aboard. No heroin was found in the bodies, although assistant U.S. Attorney Michael E. Marr said at a Baltimore hearing the informers reported 20 kilograms of heroin was inside one of the bodies, the newspaper said. The newspaper quoted Marr as saying federal officials believed the heroin was removed when the plane stopped in Honolulu and the body was unattended for 24 hours. Top federal officials in Honolulu, who asked not to be named, told UPI recently that an "extremely skilled" band of ex-GIs with Southeast Asian experience had infiltrated body preparation centers in Viet- nam. At such centers, the of- ficials said, up to 55 pounds of heroin contained in air tight plastic bags could be slipped into bodies after autopsies. The officials said that Honolulu may have been the point where the bodies were slashed open and the heroin removed. An investigation by UPI revealed that bodies are transported through Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii "very frequently" and that the KC135 planes remain on the ground from 16 to 24 hours during crew rest stops, Some planes remain for shorter periods of times, but well Informed sources said none was under security "very much If at all" and had been subject to only a cursory examination by U.S. customs agents. BANANAS DOMINO SUGAR ZESTA CRACKERS LB. BOX WITH COUPON FROM PAPER CAMPBELL'S TOMATO SOUP ASSORTED OR WHITE NORTHERN TISSUE NEW TEXIZE FOR DISHES PINK LOTION VAN CAMP PORK BEANS LITTLE SAILOR PEAS 16-Oz. Can 8 16 OZ. BOTTLE CARTON PEPSI-COLA 16 OZ. BOTTLE CARTON DR. PEPPER   

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