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   Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - June 1, 1951, Kingsport, Tennessee                               Today's Skies Saturday P m. 3M2 a m. PROMINKN'T CONSTELLATIONS: Aqulla. m the Artadr.es Crown hish in touth nm lnl.C PLANETS: Vemiv Hlzh In at Saturn. rush In southwest 912 u m Juinter. low In east 2.31 a m. lAll Vol. XXXVI, No. 110 Kingsport, Tenn., Friday, June 1, 1951 14 Pages Five Cents The Weather Fair tonight and lowest about 65. Saturday partly cloudy, warm and showers likely. Local noon tempera- ture. 82; last night's low, 53; Thursday's high, 85. Kingsport And Bluff City Elections Slated For Sat. Kingsport voters will go to the polls at City Hall Satur- day from 9 a.m. to p.m. to choose three aldermen from among nine candidates. The three will serve fnur- year terms. After the election, these the two remaining aldermen on the Board, will get together and elect one from their number, ns the new mayor of KinRsport. A record turn-out is expect- rd. DurinK the May registra- tion for this election and the bond issue. 863 names wen; nricird to the books, making it the largest registration in the city's 31-year history. In KliifT City Saturday, voters will to the polls at City Hall from 9 a.m. to p.m.. to elect a mayor, a city attorney and five aldermen. No poll tax receipts will be required, but voters have been asked to bring their registra- tion certificates with them, to make the voting move along more speedily. Sole candidate tip for re- election among the nine, is Mayor Emery B. (Jitney) Blankenbccler who was elect- ed to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen four years aco. Blankonbecler's term ex- pires this year along with Vice Mayor Sam Benedict and Alderman J. E. Lsley. Bene- dict and Isley are not seeking re election. Blankenbecler's bid for a .second term Is in- terpreted to mean that he is putting the Board's record to a test. Joe A. Groaeclose is .seeking election to the Board for the second straight time. He was one ol seven candidates in the elections of 1949. Other candidates include: Paul Bellamy, Ernest C. Cross, Milton Devatilt, Vircil L. Faulkner. Arthur D. Hick- man. Manuel E. Sanders and Don Whited. Senatelnquiry Miners Strike Group Wrangles In Sympathy; 2 Union On Secret Report M en Charged In Blast Acheson's Testimony Held Up In Debate Over Formosa Data Reds Bolster Defense, Slow Down UN Push May Indicate New Drive To Break Up UN Counteroffensive TOKYO Chinese Commu jnlsts bolstered defenses today In! [ridse lines guarding their vltalj massing area in Red Korea. An Allied tank patrol rumbled} jback into Yancgu at the eastern] of Hwachon Reservoir on the; i Eastern Front Friday noon for thej second straight day. It had fought jits way in Thursday. Friday it: met no opposition. Communist troops bitterly posed Allied patrols iilonc the 125- mile Korean Front except at the two ends of Hwachon Reservoir.; Gains up to two miles were re- ported near Hwachon. j On the Western nn Amer-; lean staff officer said Chinese ap- peared to be digging in to "resist nny further Allied advance towaid the Oionvon-Kumhwn-PyonBBang supply triiinglc." Reds streamed Into new posi- tions north of the 38th Parallel to defend the concentration area. [staging area for the blunted 'sprini; offensives. They filtered in- I to new positions by groups of 50 to 500. Some dragged new ranian nes risis; ations 840th Engineer Aviation Group On Active Duty Kingsport Battalion Is Formally Inducted; To Leave For Camp Soon i WISK. Va. sympathy coal strike in Southwestern Vlr- ;pincc's thrmlch ,ne lmjrt nnd is in la spread today to the fourth Clinchneld Coal Corp. ,lp y. N. positions, idling about 3.000 miners. An American officer said Between 000 nnd miners at Dante laid aside their tools; (sPe Defense, Pace 3) 'this morning in support of about 100 company store clerks whoi 'srrk recognition of their union. At exactly 8 o'clock Friday i artillery morning at the ORC Armory on I set i walnut Street, the reserve ofTi-j cer.s and enlisted men of the! 840th Engineer Aviation Bat- 'talion. ceased to be civilians. WASHINGTON' of Etr-tf Arheson look the witness chnir today in the Senate's Mac- Arthur mtimry. But the first two1 hours brought only debate over; to make public a 1940' S'nte Department document deal-: with Formosa. i Then, without deciding the qucs-, tlon. the Senators ordered a for lunch. Achrson was told to- come back nt p. in. Some members of the commit-! tee have said the document in- dicated Formosa miKtii fall to the1 Communists iitul i's: stratecir vilui'. Formosa is th U.S. Will Hold Up On UN Army Troops Now Needed In Korean Fighting WASHINGTON' The1 I Member Nabbed FBI Investigating Gate City Prisoner GATE CITY (Spl.l The Fed- eral Bureau of Investigation was checking here today the .story of alnst'the a Scott County prisoner who told list jon-ps ri-fime after tl.'-v ojy earmarking any specific1 i Virginia State Police he is an driven from thr mainland by numbor of lroops for a proposed Unltntl Mln WnrKPrs "'SIrlcl trf Conununi.-.tr. 'United Nations army until the iirrrm nnd doesn't want it madp American officials said today public. that Ambassador Warren Aus- Oj the UMW in the Srn Tnbrv irt-N'H' mid report- tin has been Instructed to in- arPa to unionize small deep and thf cnmmtttre would voteifonn UN tnal au available, strip mines have resulted in the latrr on American military forces are arrest of 30 union members and tied up in Korea and Wcst-j officials who have been charged I with violations varying from Hand where the Chinese Nations- United States reportedly will, At that hour, the battalion, a unit, of the Organized Reserve, was formally inducted into the active military service of the United 21 months. Major George R. Zohrlaut. officer-in-chargc of Trl-Clty re- serve activltie.s, read the activa- tion al Orders No. 108, Third Army. By the time he had uttered thej words, "by command of Llouten-j ant General the 840th i had become as much a part of the United States Army as the oldest regular regiment. Lieut. Col. R. E. Philbeck, in civilian Hfe an employe of thej Tennessee Eastman Company. LSI C i escapee from Leavenworth Pent-'the battalion's commander. He nf ihP Com-i tcntlary in Kansas and is n: left shortly after the ceremoniesi ,nv of Glamorgan. Va. member of the Kentucky family Friday for the unit's ;iew base The picketing action and ef- of Hatfiplds Meanwhile, at Wise, two M if" IJ United Mine Workers members flti! I IClU L.1GI I were arrested and charged with .-lynamiting a feeder substation at the Glamorgan mine. Deputy Sheriff H. R. Tieche identified the UMW members as Charles Congo and Kedrick Dot- son, both of Wise. i They were released on bond each and ordered to report for a preliminary hearing June 15 before Trial Justice George L. Taylor at Big Stone Gap. The Wise County Circuit Court, today issued Its third anti- YOUTII TALKKIl OUT OF priest was credited with saving the life of an 18-year-old youth who teetered pre- cariously on a Oth story hotel ledse in Huston, Mass., for over an hour and a half. The youth, Albert Thomas, is shown standing on the Icrtce in the photo at left. In the photo at the risht Thomas is comforted by Father Joseph Curran, SJ, at Unston police headquarters after he was taken into custody by police. Thomas spent Ult minutes on the and threat- ened to jump into a crowd of horrified spectators gathered on the street below. He was dually coaxed back into the hotel room by Father Curran and his girl friend. (SKA Telephoto.) iWse i (See Achevin, Pasr 3) Costello Group Ahead In Ireland Austin is expected to empha-1 coercion to inciting a riot and however, that the United'trespassing. j States government will revlcwi Tension in the area has led jthc problem later to decide what'to a (lurry of violence. [specific American military units: Mrs. Frampton Jessce wife of i could contribute to the United! a nonunion operator, wa.s (Nations forces. j charged with shooting at a car- in Arizona. The rest tf the bat- Dev Draws Biggest Trails Informed officials described i Austin's they said is to be submitted within a week to U. N. Secretary Gcn- earal Trygv'c "an interim reply." I The United Nations has called I on each of the 60 member na-j klons to indicate the strength! DUBLIN. Ireland i.-fi Prime and size of military forces they! Minister John A. Costello's eoali- can offer for possible U. N. tinn maintained a slim lead over .service. A proposal railing forj rnmrback-seeking Eamon de; (See Troops, Pace 3) Valera's Fianna Fall Party today In the contest for control of the; Irish Republic's Parliament1 IDaili. Or. t IIP Indicted basis of incomplete, election returns, thr DP Valera Enf faction was by far the big win- I Ul the Infr-party alli- (Sce Shootins, Pasc 3) Evans May Gel Chance To Talk Fired Naval Officer Becomes Top Issue State Trooper C. G. Cunning- ham said he arrested the man who pave his name as Harold Edward Hatfield, 31, Ashland, Ky., at p.m. Thursday near Marcem Quarry on U. S. Route 23. The prisoner was charged with driving drunk, possessing no op- erator's license and no vehicle registration card. Cunningham brought the man to the Scott County jail. He first identified himself as John Robert Richards of Harlan, Ky.. but to- day volunteered in the Scott County jail that his name Is Hatiield. He told officers he had been n fugitive from Leavenworth since April. 1947. He had no Identifica-' tion on his person, Trooper Cun- ningham said. A special agent nf the FBI came here at, 10 a.m. today to fingerprint and check his back- ground. talion will follow in a few days. After the brief activation cere- mony, Fir.st Lieut. Paul D. Wheeler, battalion operations of- (See Induction, 3) Compromise Bill On Draft Passes Senate OKs Measure, Sends It To House Johnston, WSB Clash On Relaxing Controls? WASHINGTON The Senate bill ex WASHINGTON over how to deal with a flood of wage boost demands, a major strike threat, new orders cut- ting the use of steel and a proposal for stiffened credit controls President Sends Letter Asking End To Dispute Ambassador Grady Delivers Message To Ailing Iran-Premier Tehran, Iran President Tru man intervened personally today in Iran's oil crisis. He sent a let- ter to Premier Mohtunmed Mossa- degh urging that negotiations be instituted with Britain for settle- ment of the present "explosive" ituatlon. British Foreign Secretary Her- bert Morrison offered on May 19 to send a high diplomatic mission to negotiate nil outstanding differ- ences between Iran and mainly the problems arising from Iran's insistence upon nationalizing her oi'. resources, including the bis Anglo-IranUm Oil Company. President Truman's letter was delivered by U. S. Ambassador Henry F. Grady at Premier Mos- sadegh's home this morning. Mos- reportedly Is sick In bed with n fever. Informants In Tehran said the presidential note apparcnty was in- spired in Washington from the State Department nnd not by .suggestions from diplomats on the scene. This seems to emphasize the Importance President Truman attaches to the oil situation. An earlier U. S. atement snld the crisis is a threat to the unity of the whole free orld. The President's note reportedly urged negotiations within the prin- were highlights of the economic mobilization picture today. Wages Economic Stabilizer Eric Johnston and the 18-man Wage Stabl- Hzatlon Board differed over how to relax the govern-1 ment's four-months-old wage controls. After meeting with the board Johnston told reporters he would like to have the board act Im- mediately on cases that could be approved under present policy and to work out an over-all for- mula covering the future. About cases are pending. Some members among the 12 and WASHINGTON Navy Lt. (JG) William H. Evnns may Kct a chance to tell investigating why he called the admin- istration "pro-Soviet" nnd ex- n low opinion of "our __Tj pressed anre forged by the present pre- oPRI.NGFILLD, III. iscnile. ignorant Congress." mier gave his bloc a nine-seat. headquarters here yesterday dis-j stripped of his commission and Abitibi Newsprint Upped Per Ton lead, with 14 contests still to be derided. closed that Gordon Tlnsley, from service last Tucs- Isvi-le, Ky.. was free on day for writing these nnd other As the tabulation of ballots In I bond after being indicted by a.harshly worded views. 27-yenr-old rlrrtinn fpflnrnl ..rnnd lurv on whiskv hi- Evans became n congressional Is- yesterday. He lost his Job for authorizing a Wednesday's general election I federal grand jury on whisky hi moved slowly ahead, the charges. government's group had taken No date has been set for trial. INCU, York lm-portcr to publish n 70 Valera's Fianna Fall, Tinslcy. John and ln which Evans bitterly at- (Soldiers of Destiny) had (51. [Horace Twitty were Indicted I the Administration nnd Con- This wa.s the distribution May 21 by a federal grand jury 1 press. He charged they had put nmong Costello's Gael'at East St. Louis, the FBI said, j "pro-Soviet interests" ahead of foundation for a universal military trailing program in (he future. Passawe was by voice vote. Tile legislation, which now goes Rebs Must Sail On Yankee Ship And (Horrors) They Elect Yank President to the House, also lowers the min imum draft age to 18 1-2 years and adds three months to the mil- itary service required of draftees. The House is expected to act on the bill next week. House approv- al would send the measure to Pres- ident Truman. Senator Case (R-SD) forced a one-day delay yesterday in the TORONTO Power vote, but lie said in advance on the WSB clashed with John- ston on that, expressing the NORFOLK. Va. i opinion that while an over-all here? policy should be quickly devised (See Controls, Page 3) Carolinians Accused Of Murdering Cabbie CONWAV, S. C. younc (United premier's I Pearson and Twltty are from thos se of the United States in the Sen. Cain told n re- 3G. Labor 14. Farmers Tennessee. They Republicans 2. independents al- arrested earlier In May at Okla-; lied with the coalition 12. :homa City and still are being i After leading throughout the there. j Douglas MncArtlmr may want to count yesterday, the De Four counts were contained In hear sworn testimony from Evans party fell behind early this whisky, about his charges that "an over- morning. The election returns so far have revealed no big swings In public groups. support of the rival taking and carrying away whls- whelming in n J o r 11 y" of U. S. kv unlawfully transporting the [fighting men in the Far East be- stolen whisky between states, "eve he does and Paper Co., Ltd.. today an- nounced a S10 a ton Increase In the price of newsprint. This brings the New York price to SI 16 a ton and the Canadian price to S112. The lncrea.sc Ls effective July 1. Abltlbl, with production of around tons a year, Ls the third largest Canadian news- print producer. Total Canadian production Is around tons a year, of which nearly 80 per cent Ls sold in the United States. Newsprint for the Kingsport Times and the Kingsport News is supplied by the Abltibi Company. ;ie expected the measure to puss. He had objected to a vote until sen- ators received printed copies of the bill. "I did not have a knife out for Case said. "I Just thought any measure that reaches into every family in the country should nt least be printed nnd understood before the Senate acted." Sen. Russell (D-Ga) used more than two hours yesterday to ex- plain to the few Senators who re- mained on the floor nil of the compromise worked out be- tween the Senate and House. Much of the debate ccntcrcc around the current nationwide tests arranged by Selective Service for young men anxious to qualify for deferment in order to continue in college. ciplcs of nationalization. Nation- alization has been made law In Iran, but is not yet effective. Iran lins shown no disposition up to now even to talk about negotiating. Today, however, reports circu- lated that Premier Mossadegh hud summoned nn emergency session ol his cabinet after meeting Grndy. These reports said he would read the President's letter to a special session of Parliament tomorrow. Grady's visit followed mi Indica- tion from n high government offi- cial last night that Iran would not formally take over the British- controlled Anglo-Iranian Oil Com- pany before early next week. Tills official said the three-man tern- poinry management committee to direct the nationalized oil Industry would not go lo Khuzlstnn Prov- ilncc. nrea of the company's ma- tt hat goes on I jor installation, iinyi nfter the five days which the company wns given The three Civil War vets attend- IIIK the final reunion of the United Confederate Veterans were prom- ised a tour of the harbor aboard the Robert E. Lee. But they'll have to settle for .1 northern the State of Pennslvanin. And the Sons of Confederate Vet erans last night elected a Yankee as their president. Of course, someone stretched a to offer suggestions on the take- over. Grady declined to comment to reporters on the purpose of his visit to Premier Mossadegh. But nftcr the visit Grady met with the (See Intervenes, Page 3) CTrolYtllans accused of killing n {point In calling the ship the Robert taxicab driver and touring three states with the body in the cab trunk go on trial for murder here Monday. The defendants are Lander Ray E. Lee. It was really the Virginia and has been known as the Holiday since her post World War Two reconversion. But the Holiday has changed hands so It'll have to Gentt, 23. of Oastonla. N. C.. and be the Pennsylvania. John Helton Gaincy. 22. of Flor ence and Hurt-svlllc. They are charged with the June. 1949. slaying of Myrtle Beach cab driver Robert Oliver, then 27. Legal technicalities resulted in new Indictment against them when the case first came up for trial last October. The case to be a candidate. been postponed Oliver's body many times, was found In ditch near Princeton, W. Va. Gentt nnd Gaincy were arrested in Oli- ver's cab nt u police road block at Lock Haven, Pa. and conspiracy. The hijacking occurred April: 2 near Clay City, 111., according; to the FBI, which said a load of! G50 cases of whisky was taken I from a truc-k owned by the Ozark Beverage Co., of JelTcrson! City. Mo. The whisky was worth Start Price War; New York Shoppers Storm Stores Unexplained Explosions Hit North Carolina City WILMINGTON. N. C. An- mles are marcnmB inurrny UH other scries of unexplained cxplo- cys nnd Oimbel's, enjoying a price sald nobody would undersell them sicns shook the arenjwar which threatens to engulf all With an enforced truce during By HAY HOi'.N NEW YORK Shopping ar- mies are marching merrily on Ma- putsch on Tuesday, following an announcement on Monday. A block away at Glmbel's, management last night. Sharp blasts, spaced about four tt minutes apart, were reported by residents from here to Wrights- vine Beach, 14 miles nway. The intensity of the blasts was so great that some citizens called Any spot away from home, a police nnd said. "It feels ns if my cool drink, a and oh, by all mean portunity to follow your favor- 1 __ house Is going to be rocked down." Others asked. "Are we bavin? an ite comics. That's the way to enjoy a vacation. Alley Oop nuccrsts you have the Kinssport Times mailed to your vacation address. Simply phone 2000 and ask for Circulation Department. Officers were Investigating, but had uncovered no explanation to. dny. Duty officers at Cherry Point Air Station and Camp Lcjcune said no night problems Involving city retailers. Armed with dollars, which they brandish like flaming green swords, women have been storm- ing the counters of the two big stores snapping up former price the Memorial Day closing, the buy- ing wave yesterday battered huge holes In merchandise prices. Shoppers swarmed through the store aisles' like invading locusts. Many store personnel took to wear. ed price cuts at both stores a few cents of each other. Price tags took a beating, hour by hour, and by closing time last n'isht some items were marked down by more than 40 per cent. The central buying front was at Gimbcl's and Macy's, but other big stores In New York and Brook- lyn hurriedly sliced their prices. controlled Items at lower and low- ing boutonnieres so they could tell cr mnrkdowns. In this battle of the leach other from the customers, bargains, mere man doesn't one panting woman shopper nut- a chance. The price-cutting hassle grew out I shelled the thoughts of many when she said: "It's good for us and of n U. S. Supreme Court decision good for business, because they'll II days ago ruling that storesjunload n lot of merchandise which do not sign fair-trade aRrce-jbcen sitting nround the shelves." need not observe retail Comparison shoppers shuttled fu Even entered the retail the fracas. 'little fellow- One Bronx storeowner displayed screaming War, All Prices Cut.' merchandise fared in yesterday's price retreat: Vacuum cleaner. to mtxmastcr, to toast- master. to .sprlngweavc men's suit, S49.50 to J30.17; Palm Bench suit, to best seller novel (James Jones' "From Here to to S2.49. Retailers across the country are watching the big town's retail tussle with some apprehension, and still more confidence that it won't last long. Few in other cities were Inclined to start the price toboggan "If thcv want a war." the store Sale Of New Driver's Permits Starts Today New driver's licenses went oi< sale Friday, Russet Harr, County Court clerk, has announced. Harr said that there are ap- proximately licenses to re- new and urged that applications for renewal be placed as soon as possible In order to avoid n last minute rush. A new type of license Is being Issued this year, Harr said. This license will have a carbon copy on an IBM card. Regular driver's licenses will cost S2 for two years. Chauf- feur's licenses will be Alt persons wishing chauffeur's li- censes must appear In person. If such persons arc unable to do so they can send their old li- cense to the Department of Safety In Nashville with S3. This rule also applies for out BENTON. Tenn. Polk i of state drivers or those In serv- County's Sheriff John As for the Sons of Confederate Veterans, meeting with their par- ent body, it seems that A. Belmont Dennis, of Covlngton, Gu., clined to hold the office for an- other term. Then Judge John J. Lively, of Chattanooga, was i fercd the nomination, but he i So Judge William Beard, of the municipal court, Wcstfleld. N. J got the Job. Polk Citizens File Petition To Oust Sheriff Edwards who slept In jail because "a man's family is safer if he's not there" was the subject of an Klngsport and Bristol, and at the Licenses may be obtained at the deputy clerk's office In ouster petition filed In Circuit Court here yesterday. The petition, filed in behalf of 24 citizens of Polk, declared the county "has reached almost a state of anarchy. Good citizens are afraid to travel the high- ways. They fear for their safety In their places of business by day and In their homes at night." Edwards laughed when he was Informed an ouster petition had rolling. One dealer said, this thing uu  are. keeper said, "this is a country out of hand, it's like si pit free enterprise and we can no bottom." them one better, down to the last] one trade guess Is that prices dustcloth. Who does Macy andju-in level off nt from eight to 15 Macy's .urcd the price-cut 'keying Here's how Some per cent below the former price- f IfM't-slc been filed against him. "I got dressed up and I have Blountvlllc courthouse, he said. FISHING TABLES Tile ichrdule ol Bolunar Pcrlodl. al nrlntrd bHow, has been taken rrom Jolin Altltn eoLUNAn Plan your dun so that you vill be mhlm in Tood territory or hunting In cootf cover durum thtsr times, ir you wuh to rind the bef sport thai tach dar ti nlier. The Major are shown lu fccld- lace tytw These begin at the llmrs shown and last lor bu hour and halt or two hours thereafter. The Miner Periods shown In trpular true, are oJ somewhat shorter duration Use Eastern Stan lard rl'n" f Minor .Vla'jur been hanging around here be- cause I dreamed this was going lo Edwards said. He had no comment on the suit ex- cept to predict a hung jury when the case comes to trial. Friday tuturdty Sunday lltta II :.W LAKE STAGES Int. KiHO.7 193ns [m. level Thursday morn- Watauga Lake level.   

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