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   Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - March 30, 1951, Kingsport, Tennessee                             Skies Mm.lHlM- Slllimtll? jlUMl.m. M.mi ruovilNKM HTAitS: Till- Pl'l'Klcs. iilM'O vi-iutu: Ill roulliwpst pm.; Msh la south p.m. VISIBLt" Vnius. p.m.; Saim'iv in southeast lEKflft i All Timoi Knslcrn aiandnrd) KINGSPORT TIMES VoL XXXVt, No. 65 Friday, March 30, 1951 12 Five Cents The Weather Partly cloudy ami cooler er tonight with lowest about 40. Saturday fair with high- est about 5.5-6.0-. YcsliTriv'Vs high, 73: last night's low. 45: noon reading, 48. Rainfall, inch. Record -Soring Rains Drench South, Floods Damage Lowland _ _ rjse feet the Great rTUf Two clays tremendous rains have sent Cloodwaters swirling over .thousands awes in the Deep and luivr IxutmlW huee duniw to farms, homes. Alabama was hit hardest. Two drowned- Hi Mis- North TtiWRW I tie impact erf wrnpani rivers. Louisiana soaked. liv West two. rtvrrs bi'K-shoi names the febec and the kwUuHiers seurryUiK to- Around. Murh, livestock was repor.ed drowned. Far rrrwhrs.- of rich wei'P by wuddy wiitefs, :uid. sent farmers counted among their losses the certain, delay In spring; planting.. In Ncjrtiheast Alabama, the Cahaba and Coosa Rivers, overleaped ''heir banks and fanned' out. National Guards- men were on dvity at Childers- liHiru- where flit- C'oosa partly covered about 200 homes. Be- tween- 800 and 1.00-0 persons wore homelfss. Red Cross workers joined the Guardsmen in bedding do-wn the a-njos- tunatc under cUy shelter. the downpour In Alabama in 48- hours wan more than (.toe normal prertpltatfon for the wvttre month. But in Alabama and else- where in the South the rains were mostly over-.. Ironically. sltlfis were clearing; as flood threat inched toward its peak, In EtWKSjMWt, the Filter Plant repertEd a total Hfttstun, BWCT trow 3.63 Jeet to- 6.15 feet this Other parts of the counted also' a wetting, some with a mixture of rain and Bain pt-Hed most si the mid- dle and. -North Atlan.tfc states and- the Great tatees rfeirwra as well as ft small section 3t the northern' Rockies and Plateau stakes. Colder. spreadm-ft- to the SQnthi brought a rafattutc- ot rain an-st. snow- Missouri and Ifltoets- Most the. snow melted; as Et fell over Missouri, b'ttt there'.was a two- inch, cover at Ktrfcwkllp. A light blanket of snow also wus reported In eastern Iowa. A heavy d'aaip snow struck south-western' IdaJao- last night, ctisroptiag service to 500 rura-I subssribcrx. Pair and coo! -weather wws. roperted throug'souC 'the gseas piai-ns toto- Texas. In tto Cososa wa-s expected to rise four feel past- flood stage of 20 feet today. Downstream at Montgomery, Alabama's capital waited un- easily for the upstate overflow to send its. torrents into the Alabama River. A c-rest ol! 49 Saturday was. expected to ina-ttftale sections of Nortfo Montgomery. Flood stage there is- 35 feet. Al North-port, Ala., an the Warrior, most ti-[ the business section was under water. The riiver rose 42 feet overnight, and- Sfi Families splashed out of river-skle homes. Among the refugees of this town of was Mayor B. L. The Warrior Beared; a pre- dletert erest 86 feet, wily six bncties short of the rtreorci set mere than haW-cen.tctry ago. Several rate-swotten East stream; reecrfed, raifkily today, leaving m their wafcc a tot ftwwy mutf waah-ed-aat road's. At feast eigM coromumiitics wei-e afleeted by Hoods caasiat bfjf tlteee wcbes ol lain, which Sett far the area iwet a. two-day the- Great were cleamtij; op- debris by turhotent streams of Highway 71 iJctvv was. ter's To-wnserarf v E I k TO H t, a the Highway communication be- tween. Northport atwt Tusca- tooso, it wille cfKstMvt, were cut, and the Gulf Mobile and Qhlu Railroad feegan a free shuttle service. WKlT no fares to pay, residents erf the tww ci-Ues crowded into passenger trains that sated them a detour of 35 miles by motor car. In' the- fertile pasturelands ol west-Kentritl Alabama. were driven to earth mounds built shove, the level of normal sprins flaods. only :a bo mired kncfi-cieep in the u-nusuai rise. The Tennessee River was. climbins steadily. The heariest. raintall in. the Tennessee Val- ley was recorU-ed at VB. 43 hours. Falkvilte, A.hi., had 6.a5 inches. Damage to hishways ar.d brltlffcrs in Cal'houn Cour.ty atone wus estimated' a'. 000; At B i r in i n c h a in. where about 3-.OW residents of Necro- suburb were marooned (See Ftowils, S) Kefauver Crime Hunting Senators 30 To Prepare Senate n-itwr gives ni. M: to fln-bb tteir wi.irte ptetn today ejc .of (-o-nstnutas o the wrsie rsstwffi A the- tu ho. take te Ihe Easi Sfvte MiBta Festivat here FrMay D8bvBs-Bemie.lt. w, choruses preset a cctneett Saiwrtfaj" e.. tSteff Term. High School Studeirts Assemble Here For Nwic Festival of tf'w will climax a. two-day rmisie festival Bennett "High-. Behoofs Sprankte Gymnasium. The festival opeacd Friday morning with ve i-houi.scsa I, The concert :Banrt will accompany the- chorus: in the Saturday night concert, which is open to the public-. A smalt admission will be. chatted. The concert will beftln at 7.: 30- [p.m. eoatmistsee's thrtmgft April 30. was unantaWMSty approved tin the Senate- late yesterday. i Alttou-sli the resolution tert( eomm-tUee Jfrec to operate as U has ia. the Clialrroa-B Ke- fa.uver and 'efeer members saW BO tortfter bear-- jags of investigations are p-lamsed JB th-c month instead, after a hccfule telwtscd paWte hearings w-atchctf by nattl'tens persons, the eommittee' is going to catch its breath aucl then toy to- haowttcr oat Blons Her new laws.. af the p.r0Wems .ctwtsktcrntton ia what toe in the fratiwre tip- Keep- a- seawWlRM. ow.cwgaHiaed' eriiaie. Still to be- elecMecJ Is tae best method The Sff-riay exteastew 'OT ta-fr corornibtee', made at the unant- maus reqwcst ol Kefattvcr and the otlMV membei'S-, eamfi- American Big Guns Halt Counterdrive By Chinese Forces HOWE "Etirce ttfte I dew, towctl home fry the Gitajntl yes- terctoy, are sA-owa as f'1" ttec saiKnir race Si. Warana. The saitors were Fast tfays Kingsport Man Escapes Prison Gang in Carolina Clyde Serving f Teem, Feigns V p Two i Chaphin Charges flfef Cowardice By GIs; 'Hot'Line Bums Utilities Worker H, I- By High-Voltage tine committee- gave the credit lor tocusine public atieiattovi on the need for ever greater efforts to stamp, out erlme." He said his has. a. are divWed into tavec steps'" to. combat crime. l en- .i to sctoocl en numbers fsrlto.' class C ehariixes- will be "Sleep- ers Awake. A Voice Is "-Which Is- the Properest Way to Avne: and Slovak Son-B'." Manney. Class B choruses will si-nc "Jti- voted Hensley Injured sf aa autopsy Friday the Senate .to cite Frank jj'ow (Sec Ker t cto, choruses will JtaUe MltfteCCWIBf Inc livwnan. who suffeiTd.niata Bound" ;wi'ar.ged by OauJ.; ,-leVincal'burns TOur.sduy RobtfrlisOfl, in. "fair" conditio-n Fri-p-TBc- Keys of Heaven" aiTangcdif flCtflU JlHUiCf ri'iy rnwninK. Kolswn Valley by Hhea: Class A numbers will, Ctimrnumty Hospital attcnd-afttslbe "Era of Williams; >ti.ll. "THP 25-yrar-oM. Hwman. was TfmCS'" Btyan' when he came in panted -by the with a'8.300-volt line onj tScrBftwe, Gravelly Road. Puwcrs, who lives at Bax- j Grafting cr Si reel-. suHered burns ef his i hnnds. anus uutl. U-p. Sdve Cliii'V-nct' BVyun wf the tU-s t-ompan.y, saW workmen were; t-ntiagcd in replacing ph-.iM- luies with new thn to furnish power for Hon of a water pump by .reeeutly created utility nvihaa sed-ion. a fcw i-graJUn-g operattoi. ..failed' to save the yesterday ol a Uf.Ue ;L> clothing.; Riverside; Calif. to the death 'Hensley, .Tiefeim of a truck- pedestuian accident Tuesday night, re-Bealed that Lh-e- injured; man was su-ffs-rto-g- from, at head jujry and lobar pnewm'0-in.i-a. A Ktngsport physician- made the autopsy, Hensley died about a.m.. Thursday at the- home- of Joto Kwnally, .Bfocmtegtfale. Ear- lier, he- trad not teen serioasly injured. was air.uefe down cii-argcs, five other felony counts, 'faced Air Force Sgt. Lawrence J. Walker today as, steps were, talten hofcit him la, his. possibBe The 2B-year-oJd Segm froro N'.' J., was arraigned, on of nuird-wing BUr. behind by trucfc abowli a 7 when the diiver saW he was blinded by lightsi from- approaching cars. He was tsfceu to the Hobton Valley C'omraunfty H'ospital where he was- foon4 to 6re snf- fertag from shocfe was said to- be in eoRd-itton. Herts' his cell- yesterday. 5, died. after skin from the Bryan said a full investigation j leg Of her father, Ed-ward: F. would bo made of the accident, hact bco-p grafted to- occurred arot.nd jjijcti. The investigation- had not begun; burned'when sfte got Thursday nig'ut. 'too close to .an open heater fi'tliw workmen r o re o v e tl.'lnjj tlwj bi-g s-nowstohw ,v Puwei's- from the pole aiKt su-nv-'swept Middle moned the Kttigsport Lifesavlne Feb. L aiwl First Md Fire Clvler i'. M Rtwner, m-w leader, said Powers was breathing naturally and artificial respiration was. not nt'd'xsary Crew members j first aid to his burns and then removed' him toi tin1 hospitid. Six Children Killed As Fire lues tee Smith Kingstown, R, SK in. age from oi-u- !o 12 early today in a ilre which de- stroyed their two-room home. The bodies were recovered in (lie ruins by firemen, M'rs. Young, the victims' mother, was tafeen to- south'1 County Hospital- su-ifcriti-g- from} burns. i Police said she was too hys-j terital to q-uost-lon. j Leonard YowiK, the who was at first believed to be a vif'im. of the five, was ftnind with another son in near- by Kingston. laces. W'tth Friday, April set for preliminary -hearing. Wafer's- ChartesKr saM she had; retained .attorney Sam Houston Alien to defend him. The Nattkmnl Assoeitttien for th-s .advancement of Coto-risjift .Feopte had a representative at the- Two- associa- tion lawyers are sehed-tilect to> last eonfM with AMcn arid Walker I today. Horse h Loaded re- Ham HeHy's. fawe is KeHy. has a. wear Ontario, bedwgfct Iwwc of .24 eal- Jfcre Wednesday and jwt them on a window ttt the Uwftt. The btwse pfMBptfy a dozes. S6- far no Rescued Girls Ready To Attempt Boat Race Again St. Petersburg, Ha. Menabers of she aH-giii crew who' go-i. tost and had to be towed back hotiae oa their first try at ssJItaf from St. Peters- burg to Havana, are- already loofctag- forward ta next year's race. Ttle eight Rirte who sallied the Trop4eair from St. Frters- iWtrp Saturday ran Wo- about every itwaRinaWe- short of heiiTtt shiiwrecfeed to-fore a Const Guard boat pulfect th-etii in here hist They aiid their male skipper, tee -Hctterman., owraer of tbe 45-foot schooner, as chip- per as wlherv they most- "111 be back rn the next Ha- va-pa race with the same outfit wnit and Hcctertttan said as- he canac ashore.. "They are a great crew anil a swell bunch Birts.....No tvyp off me-n- co-uW. have tfoiie better.. The- only one doubtful about another jaunt orv. the deep- was- Shci-'ril'l, pr-c-tty blonde wan-t to sail she mltted. Flares te West i Korean Sectors i Communists Ajfock First lime tn Sbt Weeks Above Ifrfengbw Tokyo iTPi American big 'guns today stalled the- first ;nese Red counterthrusl in six along1' the western butUefrom. Doughboys spotted the Chi- nese moving 'along a trail north of tli.jongbu. C S. jldteg up- two motorists. i m artillery powncled the ArnoUli, whose address was-, In the same attack, saw. ja.nd: by dusl{ iif tT'Mt Thwart' WHMY in.f Htf.H rtCCt" i Alertert CUj Police, and Ten- nessee 'High-way Patrolmen re-. ported no sight Friday morning] wounded so they could trl' Clydie 'Chucki1 Arnold, 21, e-e-aeuat.ro ttr Japan, Klngspon. who escaped from a! He also- rtec-lared thai: Washington A Navy chaplain's assertion that some Army troops displayed- cow- ard-ice in Korea 'last year has prompted the Army to ask for a report from the Far Eastern command. In a television, interview in San Piego Wednesday the chaplain, Li.. Comdr, Otto E. Sporrer, said: that elating, thc retreat from' the Changjin Reservoir '109 men of the Sev- enth IDi-Kiskm.pretended to-be be N e r t h Carolina roaef gang dMskm's 3.1st Regiment IP ft VJ L b II 
                            

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