Kingsport Times, December 14, 1955

Kingsport Times

December 14, 1955

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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - December 14, 1955, Kingsport, Tennessee Days City County 3J7 19 Do you MretU la wit pedestrian lanei? KINGSPORT TIMES Vol. XLI, No. 249 Kingsport, Tenn., Wednesday, Dtcember 14, 1955 22 Pages Five Cents latest Of Any Newspaper In Southwest Virginia. East Tennessee Ex-College Prof Names People As Fellow Reds CHICAGO former college professor has named some 34 uer- jons'he said he knew as fellow Communists in the federal government before and during World War II. Included were 16 lawyers employed by the National Labor Relations Board. Prof. Herbert Fuchs, 50, testified in Chicago Tuesday before the House Un-American Activities Committee. He was dropped from i'the law facully of American Uni- versily In Washington after testi- fying before Ihe committee in a closed session July 15. The hear- ings continue today. Fuchs, Who said he dropped out of the Communist party in declnred thj 16 NLRB lawyers were members with him of a Com- munist party cell in the NLRB from 1937 to 1942. He also named Communists he said were on the old War Labor Board and other government agen- cies in the Democratic administra- tions of former Presidents Frank- lin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman. Several persons Fuchs named de- nied the accusations. Dr. Otto John Is Kept Under Close Security BONN. Germany West German government kept multiple turncoat Otto John under close se- curity wraps-today while a high- level investigation continued of his defection to the Communists and return to the West. Harriman Is 'Park Avenue Truman'-lke WASHINGTON President, Eisenhower, was quoted today as felling Republican congressional leaders he regards Gov. Harri- man of New York "a Park Avenue Truman." Some of those who attended a While House briefing session Monday said there was discus- sion of Harriman, a potential candidate for the 1956 Demo- cratic presidential nomination who has been praised by former President Harry S. Truman. Eisenhower was said to have shrugged off Harriman's attacks on the Republican administra- lion's policies with the comment that he was only "a Park Av- enue Truman." Court Clears Mrs.KeysOf Murder Charge From T-N Virginia Bureau CUNTWOOD, Va. A murder charge against a 57-year-old wom- an was thrown out of Circuit Court Lester Asher of Chicago, one of here Tuesday when sus- former NLRB attorneys named! tallied a motion bv the defense to Communist East Germany Fuchs, said when he Joined strike Ihe Commonwealth's evi- brief comment on the arrival in I the agency in 1938 "Fuchs tried to'dence. West Germany of the Bonn Govern-! sell me on communism and was' M mem's former Asher said he al-: the ev1dfncc the case of Mr" other attorney, 'said: the "court th'e soil of tacit blessing to John's dc- testimony was "nonsense." verdict aside, pamne louie saying. [She said. "He never organized me.i Mrs Kcvs was chnrped with dent "T the November 2'slaying of her Protection of the Constitution, who I son-in-law. Gcmry Potter, after an David Rein, also a former NLRB'argument over politics. Congress Leaders Doubt Tax Cut Coming In 1956 "A. was granted asylum in the German Democratic Republic on1 attorney, July 20, 1954. has left the German :aFU.v Democratic Republic. Dr. John had 1, f said in Washingion as a an offic his: According lo the testimony, p0iicr struck Mrs. Keys with his! an olllcer in the U- lhc quarrel conuw e a uubic with a'shotgun when I ouci me Mem aKalnst neo-Iasclsm hL a 1'uuiic. recoro (o gcl nim In West Germany." "mcn ne ls proud. Tne HRnt "started' at Bill Wal- 7n Bonn, where John was brought- will match my loyalty'lo the lace's home, which Is a short! nfinr .-lipping secretly Into West country against anyone Including distance from where Mrs. Keys- Berlin Monday, he" was given a RcP- Walter iD-I'a i, who is thorough grilling by an examining tnc committee.! I am cer-: Defense Attorney Glen R. Phil- Judge. Federal officials said lhal lal" friends and associales will: lips made the motion lo slrike after several hours of questioning. bc ablc lo Judge me on the basis after Commonwealth's Attorney MOUNTAIN Dogwnod tree doesn't have to wait for spring blossoms to become a thing beauty. This one on top of Stone Mountain between Norton and Big Stone Gap stands under a glittering gown of December snow. the judge took off Tuesday night conduct and Hansel Fleming finished his case. Judge Smith declined until he had West Ger- "It marks a new low in the his- heard all the evidence from both for Kiu-lsruhe, seat of the Federal SBld ln a statement. 4 'Badge-Toting' Farmers Crimp Oklahoma Bootlegging Business Constitutional Court, many's highest court. itory, ol the House committee tagged as found it necessary to dri'dge up: Sheriff John C. Rose took the tor by -West bemg-j-ft-picce of human floatsam in orderistand first and told of going kept strictly secluded, officials to attack me because of my scene after he took a phone said. There was'no hint of whatjsislent opposition to the commit- ca" "'at a man had been shot, the government would do with the'te-. IHe said he found a loaded shot- handsom.e, six-foot 46-year-oldi "i intend to continue tn do mv EUn flnd nisl01 which had been blond who had at one lime or to defend the Constitution iii flrccl Plx lyinjr near the body other deserted the three German (the courts and elsewhere and bv "lc 'ronL yard of Mrs. Keys' regimes with which he has I mean the whole Constitu-'nonic- officially postwarjtion, Including the First Amend- By .MM MONROE WALTERS. Okl'a. Four "badge-toling" farmers In south- western Oklahoma are throwing a crimp..In the state's bootlegging business. Cotton County Sheriff Bill Dyer and his three assistants were "Just a bunch of cotton farmers" a year iago. CUNTWOOD. Va.-The murder Now U'oy're fast acquiring a rep- trial of Mrs. Blanche. Phillips was'utatlnn fts "experts" at intercept- Trial Is Reset Rose quoted Mrs. Keys as saying reset here this morning while ilie boollecsers hauling contraband she shot Potter in summons more prospective.cai'Boes from Texas to cities r M.. -i.... rti. i.. i......_. West Germany and and Fifth Amendment, and East Germany. other provisions of which Mr. Wai- at'Cnse. I Jurors. Some West German disapproves." I Trooper C. E. Chandler and ABCj Mrs. Phillips pleaded not guilly Last May Ihe newly eleclnd In Denver, Edward 'uP.ito B of murdering Miss sheriff and one of his depulies. dry Oklahoma. pect the government to let John off with only disciplinary action for mann denied Fuchs' accusation. and, speaking for himself and his, wife Cecilia, also named, said: have never been and am not n a member ol the Communist party." "J niui ui-i ,imi UNIT iiift onlj otliei witnesses put on by-monla Counts at McClure in June.! David Hooper, were riding along the Commonwealth. i O'' lhc prospective Jurors three on a county roftd when two cars !Seir riozcniwere excused after claiming rcla-i'spcd by them, ihrowing dust in witnesses including Mrs. Mary tionship lo the Iwo parlies Involved Illicit- faces, le Hartley, 75-year-old mother and two others for living within two! "Thev Ion Mrs. Keys, who was visiting miles of. Ihe' alleged murder abandoning his official post. One minister said he did nol Ihink John had gone Easl with any traitorous intcni. A reporter for Denmark's big- gest daily Berling- ske Tidende, said he had brought John back to Wesl Berlin. Hendrik Bonde-Hendriksen, Berlin corres- pondenl for the paper, wrnle in a dispatch: Fuchs told the committee he was trouble caused by Potter. She said lland asked that on a career "I drove quite legally to East [with the NLRB from 1937 to when Pnlter wenl home given by'Ihe court. This ques- runners. He _ iner daughter the night of the Louis G. Silvcrberg, NLRB press'shooling. lief, said In Washington that none They all went to Bill Wallace's of the 16 attorneys named by Fuchsjio eat supper that afternoon Mrs is now employed by the agency. ;Hartley said, arid she told of the nked Dyer jsaid. "So we took after Ihcm" the CHICAGO (ft Three North- western University students are going to bc paid for some prc- hollday for science. All volunteers, they'll get apiece for helping tho Northwest- ern Traffic Institute stage rlrunk- nmetpr tests for visiting police- men from 10 stales Thursday. For a study of varying reac- tions, one will drink eight shots of whisky, another will down six shots and the third just two glasses of beer. Two were disqualified after motorists were Lawton boot- ing Ihe court they had and the Iwo cars were formed an opinion. Nineleen prospective jurors were'illegal booze. loaded with more than 30 cases of left when Attorney S. H. Suther- That prize haul launched Over of catching whisky and Hooper, along E wilhUndersherlff Hope Near Nil VII llVTf UM JVUlj Construction of Ihe new Sen.Kefauver Tells Decision 1his Friday WASHINGTON Wl Kefauver campaign headquarters said to- day Sen. Kefauver (D-Tenn) will announce on Friday whether he will actively seek the Democratic presidential nomination. Dixon Donnelley of the c a in paign staff said Kefauver, now on the West Coast, will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. iCST) Friday in the'Willard Hotel. "AT. that lime he will state his intentions concerning Ihe Demo- cratic Donnelley said. British Outlaw Communism On Cyprus Colony Byrd, Bridges Say Balancing Budget Top If em By WILLIAM F. ARBOGA8T WASHINGTON Top House some a big question mark today over prospects for cutting taxes next yea r. In separate talks with newsmen Speaker Rayburn (D-Tex) and Representatives Martin (R-Mass) and Cannon (D-Mol voiced doubls lhat any substantial lax relief would be forthcoming. Senators Byrd (D-Va) and Bridges (R-NH) said a balanced budget is more important than a lax cut. Chairman Cooper (D-Tennl of Ihe House Ways and Means Com- mittee, where tax legislation nor- mally Is originated, declined to comment on the tax outlook for next year. Rayburn'ls boss Democrat in the House; Martin is the top Republi- can: and Cannon heads the Ap- pmpiratloa'; Committee. In the Senate. Byrd is chairman of the Finance Committee, and Bridges Is senior Republican on the Appropri- NICOS1A, Cyprus W -Britain ations Committee banned lhc Communist party ill; Their prsslmlsm over the lax this rebellious crown colony today outlook differed from the attitude and rounded up 135 Red leaders of Sen. George (D-Gai, an iniluen- tn lightning raids. jtiaj member of the. Senate Finance The island flared In a new wave! Committee. He predicted Friday ol strikes, bombings and demon-'that pressure for a tax cut "will slrallons protesting Ihe antl loo great for Congress to re- move, jslsl." Strikes lor political purposes are said earlier tills week he illegal, but building workers in'incllcml taxes could be cut from Nicosia downed (heir tools, mill- 3 ln dollars next year. Inry cantonment employes stopped' Rayhurn said he was far from work and even waiter's in hoielsiconv'nrtlrt "lat tnxcs cnn be cut refused lo serve guests today. lln lnc "Pnl of present world condl- In some towns the strikers "tried tlons- On lhn contrary, he said, to march to their union hcadquar lers, but were dispersed by Iroops. One British soldier was shot dead we may need more." Raybtirn, Martin and Camion at Ihe possibility of In- and another wounded on a Nicosia greased defense spending next street. Three more soldiers were which would make both a. wounded when a bomb was cut nnd balanced budgefdif- at them In Umassol. Another record high Income, was exploded at Famagusla wcre Interviewed afler Those picked up Included Housc conference at which mayor of Llmassol and Larnaca I President Eisenhower reportedly two of Ihe Island's largest towns; all members of the central com- iniltpc of Ihe Cyprus Communist party, known as Akcl, and Red of- lalked of a billion-dollar boost in defense spending next year. Despite his belief that "we are furllier away from war today than fleers of the Labor Ferierallon. wor" a year Martin said, The anil-Red order is part spending may Increase. Ihe campaign lo put down wo" Prevent any tnx Ing disorders caused by demands.cul- for union of the island with Greece.1 cautioned against cutting taxes until the federal budget is balanced and a systematic reduc- tion of the national debt Is under- taken. County Jail Construction only person who knew about it. Nobody else helped him." The Iwo drove to Tempelhof Air- port in West Berlin and reported to West German authorities. To- gether they flew to Frankfurt, go- ing from there lo Bonn. Bonde-Hendriksen said John grabbed his hand and said as they crossed, the West German frontier: "What lies in front of me can never be so bad as .what lies behind me. My visit on July 20, 1954, should have been very brief. Unfortunately, it lasted for a year a half." John insisled that, despite the pro-Communist statements he had made In East Berlin, he hadi, "been a prisoner of (Easl German m a boss) Ernst the Danish reporter said. conimitiee member said. "I ca an't'8 ,a clea1'. deliberate will reportedly appear as tnld. 'he incidents leading -iness. The Weather KinRsport and vicinity: Partly cloudy and cold tonight with high in lower 20.i. Partly cloudy and little chanRf tn If m- pcraturf Thursday. Friday, cloudy and cold with chince of snow. TEMPERATURES TESTERIMT 11 A.M. 32 12 Noon 1 P.M. 3 P.M. 3 P.M. 4 P.M. t> P.M. 9 P.M. 1 P.M. 8 P.M. 9 P.M. 39 43 41 39 P.M. 31 28 27 25 Mlrtnlfht 1 A.M. 2 A.M. 3 A.M. A.M. .S A.M. fi A.M. 7 A.M. B A.M. 0 A.M. A.M. 11 A.M. fKKCIIMTATlON tnji 1 rcnorled Ihnl the financial great news. Anderson poinlcd out the last expansion program. He therapy departmcni and llio in- affairs of the hospital were in ex- Tlic Auxiliary has been able lo make several gifts of equipment from tho profits of the Hospitality and Gift Shop, she reported. Nineteen members were elected to the board to serve three-year terms. These included J. E. Anni- ilage, Raymond Bennett, Ralph I Barker. Stuart Aitkcn. Glen Br Tlplon, Tlpton's Men's Shop: C. K. Koffman. Kings- port Office Supply Co.: W. F. Lacy, Wholesale Electric Co. Old members of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors with one year left to serve are: Richard Bailey, accountant: E. B. Blankenbecler, Franklin Print- ing; A. S. Brooks. Citizens Supply; Milton Dcvault, Holston Coal Co.: W. S. Farmer. Kingsport National Bank; w. E. Gardner, J. C. Penney Dept. Store: W. Ray Hillman, Fuller and Hillman: William H. Jordan, Bennetl Edwards, Inc.; W. E. Lacy, Coca-Cola Bottling Works; William S. Vaughn, TEC; W. F. Winders, TEC; James B. Wrighl, Kingsport Utilities, Inc. Men on the Merchants Bureau Board of Directors with one year left to serve are: L. P. Gregory, Gregory Appli- ance Co.; C. C. Hamlctt, Molor Mrs H J Shivpll ttwikinir rnr'BBrlter' Aitkcn. Glen Bruce, Sales Co. of Kincsport Inc.: J. H. MIS n. J. bimei, speaking Dobyns Grant. iModlin. Bowers. Inc.: Ed Callowav, ie women s Auxiliary of lhc Godwin, John A. Lee, Drug: Wallace Boyd, Oait- lal, reported that the J. S, Moody. R, L. Peters. Iwood: Jack Vatichn, Dobyns- Ul readied HOW lliall in .1. Shivnll William S SIpMn Tavlnr- .T W JIfli-rUrtn .lr Warn. pual is preparing to embark committee and the from four to eight.' Finance Committee, report-1County, and 79 High School the, Rev J. L Trent'. CirncMiclS Spply Co. ;