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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - April 21, 1953, Kingsport, TennesseeToday s skies i of p a. Wedges is. M. Full Moon april it sinus brightest of tit in in Southwest i m . And Jupiter largest at the planets sets . Between them Orion brightest of the constellations. All times Eastern Standard Kingsport times vol. Xxxix no. 79 Kingsport Tenn., tuesday april 21, 1953 12 pages five cents the we offer fair not so cold tonight Low about 40. Wednesday sunny and warmer. Yester Day s High 47, last night s Low 29, noon Reading 52. Tennesseans freed by reds Kin overjoyed two Greene county soldiers listed in Panmunjom exchanges Nashville tennesseans were repatriated in last night s Swap of prisoners in Korea. And As Many Volunteer state families reacted with com ments from mighty Happy to one Mother s excited shout i m so Happy i could the in command listed the following five sgt. William h. White Chuckey 9tfi regt., 2nd Oil. Sec. William h. Mitchell Greeneville 8th regt., 1st Cav Alry div. Albert t. Howard Nashville 19th regt., 24th div. Pfc. Joe t. Heath Murfreesboro 38th regt., 2nd div. Pvt. Robert w. Fleming Mem Phis 23rd regt., 2nd div. Miss Cora Mitchell of Greene Ville the oldest sister of sgt. Mitchell said joyfully that 40 people hearing the announce ment called her within an hour to Tell her the Good news about her Little pvt. Whose Alexander next of Kin c. Luther is listed As mrs. Mary b. Luther Mother of Toms Creek va., in Wise county was also included on the official list of repatriated u. S. Prisoners tuesday. He is almost a son to me be cause i practically raised she said. Almost simultaneously at free Dom Village Korea Mitchell told interviewers he had never been so Happy in his life. I was fortunate to get on the he said. There were quite a few left in the Hospital i would rather they had come Down they needed medical attention Mitchell recuperating from a shoulder fracture said medical attention was no Good at All. Very few Guys did get sgt. Howard also interviewed last stories of rugged prison Camp conditions. He said the treatment improved when the peace talks started. But he said medical treatment was Only in Nashville the ser Geant s wife mrs. Jacqueline Howard immediately made plans to meet her husband if possible wherever he enters the United states. Gosh i m so tickled that i am see tennesseans Page 2 fear 8 killed in plane crash big Airliner Falls into Bay at Frisco san Francisco huge Airliner carrying 10 persons plunged into san Francisco Bay with a Roar and a Flash late last after unloading 44 passengers at san Francisco Airport. Two survived four were killed and four were missing. The Crew of five and five Pas sengers on the Western air lines dc6b were on a Short Low level 10-mile hop from san Francisco to Oakland last leg irom los Angeles. Of a flight returned pos Tell of death marches brutalities Many disabled prisoners not listed by communists from press dispatches Freedom Village Korea accounts of Bataan style death marches Semi starvation and calculated brutality came today from the second handful of Al lied soldiers returned from communist prison Camps. See Page 6 of today s Kings port times for first pictures of returned american prisoners and other articles about Korea and War and stories of Many More dangerously ill Allied soldiers still in red Captivity indicated the communists do not plan to free All sick and wounded As they had agreed to do. Today s reports recalled the shocked words incredibly Small uttered two weeks ago by rear adm. John c. Daniel the in truce Delegate when the reds told him 600 sick and wounded would be repatriated. The new development suggested that the communists were failing once again on a solemn agreement. The communist piping radio also aired charges that the in had mistreated red prisoners. But these charges were made by individuals. Allied and red negotiators were not involved and the in command continued i preparations to resume truce j talks saturday after an interruption since last october. I sgt. Walter h. Mitchell of Greeneville Tenn., said there were quite a few left in the hos Spital at the a Yoktone Camp. T would rather they had come than me. They needed med ical attention the returned prisoners said treatment improved after the truce talks started in july 1951, but varied since with the and Downs of the negotiations. Death marches Over Frozen highways in Winter weather were reported by two Ameri can soldiers. Pfc. Roger Herndon of Jacksonville fla., and Cpl. Orville r. Mullins of Covington ky., told of separate agonies in Diers perished in a nine Day forced March North from Kunu where the u. S. 2nd division met disaster in november 1950. Of 100 men who started Only 60 arrived at the red prison he said and related we were not allowed to Stop for any even to go to the latrine. If you did you would have to look out for yourself. One night 17 of us were put in a Small room. Next morning 1950 and 1951. Herndon was captured in the j when i woke up there were Only frigid Winter of 1950. He said two some american and turkish sol Herndon who had a wounded hand amputated by chinese Doc tors eight Days before the March said Many died from pneumonia. He said All they had to eat on the March was " Millet and cracked Corn one bowl a charges that the communists Are holding Back sick and wounded Allied prisoners in an Exchange supposed to include All the ailing were backed up by four other freed americans to Day. Pvt. Joseph Picerno of Jamaica n. Y., said he knows of two men one paralysed the other with a leg amputated who apparently Are not to be included in the Exchange. There Are quite a few oth ers he said who Are worse off than he is and Are still in prison Camp. Pfc. Wilbert warring of Phil Adelphia said there were Over 50 still in the Hospital when i left. Twenty five came with me. Some who could not walk were left behind. I Don t know see prisoners Page 2 court okays schools program magistrates order costs study toward new Sullivan. Co. Jail Blountville spa the Sullivan county court Here monday took a preliminary step in the direction of a new county jail. A Resolution calling for an investigation of the jail for the purpose of arriving at costs of a new institution was adopted by the magistrates monday after pm. The question of establishing a juvenile court for Sullivan county which with the jail question was stressed in last week s grand jury report was Highway funds total Pendleton disagrees with Poston report Blountville spa total county state and Federal funds for construction of roads in sul Livan county during the current fiscal year will approximate county judge Howard Poston revealed Here monday. While county Road commissioner Otis Pendleton disagreed with the total figure judge pos ton quoted the following allocations of funds for roads during fiscal year 1953 county budget special Blacktop account Federal secondary Road pro Gram and state Rural Road program Poston said he had ports that the Highway depart ment was advising county Citi Zens that the county has no Money far improvement of Rural roads and that the county court refuses to appropriate Money for roads. The judge said he wanted the total amount received by the county for roads to be made pub Lic. Pendleton disagreed with the figures quoted by judge Poston completely ignored by the county court. The jail Resolution which was introduced by Squire James Elsea of Blountville Calls for appointment of an eight Man committee to study the question. It also called for submission of recommendations plans and costs of a new Structure to the july term of county court. Members of the committee specified in the Bill Are the county judge county attorney members to be appointed by the county judge. The Resolution echoed some of the adjectives used by the grand jury in describing the county jail. It called the condition of the jail critical and stated that the jail had been a county problem for "20 introduction of the Resolution completed the Day s county court Agenda. In his morning report to the magistrates judge Howard pos criminal judge circuit pointed out that All a sheriff and three county court i see court Page 2 historic Tenn. Meeting begins e. G. Guenther e. G. Guenther in Board race Tec official enters Aldermani campaigned g. Guenther mechanical Engineer now superintendent of the acetate Staple division of but did not attempt to give Al Tennessee Eastman company announced today that he will be a candidate for member of the Board of mayor and aldermen in the municipal election on june 6. The giant plane one of the largest types of passenger Craft at p. M. In 15 feet of water in the Southern part of the Bay. C. W. Hollingsworth Western air lines station manager at Oakland said the dc6b making a routine approach and had Given no indication of trouble. He said cause of the crash was unknown. Western air said it was the line s first crash since december 1946. Dulles aides leave for nato meeting Washington tary of state John Foster Dulles leaves for Europe today to out line new american proposals to Cut foreign Aid spending and gear North Atlantic defense planning to a Long pull of 10 to 30 years. Accompanying him by plane were Secretary of the Treasury George m. Humphrey and for eign Aid director Harold e. Stassen. They will join Secre tary of defense Charles e. Wil son u. S. Military leaders in Paris for thursday s meeting of the 14 nation North Atlantic treaty Council. It will be the first time top officials of the Eisenhower administration have held a full dress diplomatic conference with european leders. Total amount from his own rec ords. The Road commissioner s quarterly report showed As unexpended balance remaining in his county budget and a bal Ance of in the Blacktop account. A Resolution passed by the county court monday authorized the acquisition of rights of Way for three secondary roads to be improved. These roads Are Mill Creek Road 15th District Muddy Creek Road 5th, 8th and 18th districts and the Wadlow Gap Road. The court also authorized Pur Chase of an acre of land adjoin ing the Highway department garage for meanwhile the court promised to do its share in obtaining rights of Way for the proposed link of route 1a Between Kings port and area a Holston Ord Nance works. The county court also granted an easement across county roads and rights of Way to the East Tennessee natural Gas company which is extending a pipeline into this Region. The magistrates in session Here monday voted to acquire rights of Way for the four Lane High Way from the Western limits of Kingsport to the Hawkins county line. The commitment was made in accordance with the state High Way department s proposal to obtain bids for construction of the Road and to Complete the construction with state and fed eral funds. A ceiling was set by the Squires on Money to be allotted for obtaining the rights of Way. State estimates of costs of rights of Way were placed at half of which is to be see roads Paf e 2 Guenther who is 43 years old has been a resident of Kingsport since 1918. He graduated from Dobyns Bennett High school and took his degree As mechanical Engineer from Case Institute of technology. He is married and has two children. He resides at 1612 Fai Ridge place. Guenther worked under the office of scientific research and development during the War and As superintendent of the explosive Plant at Holston Ord Nance works. He was a member see politics Page 2 Constitution change convention underway. Batsto Nashville Job of overhauling Tennessee s 83 year old unamended Constitution got underway at the state Capitol today with election of constitutional convention officers the first order of business. Nashville Chandler of Memphis today was elected temporary chairman of Tennessee s limited Constitution Al convention. The convention authorized by voters last August May consider proposed revisions in six sections of the amending process the governor s term gubernatorial veto Powers legislators pay Home Rule for local governments and the suf image clause. A move to allow 18-year-Olds to vote in general elections was expected to get consideration under the suffrage clause. Gen eral Assembly Resolution passed this year urged the convention to consider lowering the age from 21. Delegate Wilbur r. Watson a retired army colonel from rut land said yesterday he had obtained a ruling from the state attorney general s office that the convention will be Able to con Sider changing the voting age under terms of the legislative act authorizing it. Any changes in the six sections by the convention will be voted on separately in a referendum at a Date to be set by the group. The convention will probably split into committees to consider proposed changes. The election or a convention president climaxes Active campaigns by three candidates. Raymond Denney and Cecil Sims of Nashville and former gov. Prentice Copper. New buildings additions total in ii1 million Bond Issue deferred so county May obtain better interest rates by Neal o Steen times news writer Blountville spa a p Proval of a million county school construction program was Given by county court Mem Bers Here monday afternoon. The court further paved the Way for approval of a Bond Issue to pay the building costs. The Bond Issue will be voted on at an adjourned session to be called at a future Date by the county judge. Voting on the Bond Issue was deferred to give county judge Howard Poston an Opportunity negotiate with a new York its service for an improved county financial rating. Both the Banks and Securi ties companies advise that a More favourable financial rating will result in savings in interest rates we will have to pay on judge Poston informed the court in his morning report. The judge said he had Dis cussed the county s financial rating with Bankers and Security firms and had been advised to present the county s financial condition and proposed Bond is sue directly to Moody s investors service in new York for the Pur pose of securing a better rating. Akard shows need county school superintendent j. Craft Akard pointed out that immediate approval of the entire million program would facilitate the building of not additions to four High schools but construction of a new High school in the Bloomingdale Section. At the january term of court Akard informed the magistrates that a request for million for see schools Page 2 a free scenes awning holding rain water lightened by gust of wind sends Broad Street shoppers scampering for High ground. Contrast in Black and White machine shop worker in work clothes covered with Oil and dust proudly carries new grandchild in spotless White Blanket to show to fellow workers. Huge trailer truck with out of state License pulling oat of slow moving traffic line to pass on a curve nearly giving heart failure to motorists behind. Law sought for adults who mislead juveniles Freedom in prisoners of War wait at a Yoktone North Korea for transportation to take them to Freedom at Panmunjom. Left to right Robert guess Luton Bedfordshire England Roy Jones Minneapolis Gerald e. Neighbord Hereford tex., and Odie Lawley Law ton okla. This picture was made by Frank Noel associated press photographer himself a Pris Oner of the communists since the Early Days of the War. A wire photo via radio from Tokyo fast passenger wrecks 5 dead derailment in South Carolina injures 150 Navy Carrier planes bomb red positions Dillon a. C. At lactic coastline Railroad Stream liner speeding North from Miami to new York jumped the struck deep into North Korea tracks near Here last night kill attacking a re d Airfield and ing five and injuring about Sou apply lines. Seoul up u. S. Carrier planes today smashed communist positions less than a mile ahead of Allied lines in the Heartbreak and sniper Ridge sector of Eastern Korea. Ground based u. N. Warplanes As 14 cars plunged into a Field. Rescue workers working Dur ing the night by the Light of torches and a fire that was touched off by the derailment worked on into the new Day searching for More victims. Heavy duty attempting wreck trains were to pry apart the telescoped steel of the cars. Cause of the Accident which sent acl s Champion hurtling from the rails was Undener mind. An investigating team was trying to find the answer. It was a miserable night for Only Light patrol contacts were reported along the 155-mile ground front As another group of sick and wounded prisoners of War were Panmunjom. The Navy said planes from the carriers Oriskany and Princeton struck red positions near sniper and Heartbreak ridges to break up a possible communist prob ing attack. Eleven Okinawa based b29 us performs hit the repaired Tae Chon Airfield 12 Miles Southeast of Kussong and the Nansi Airfield the injured Many of whom Northwestern Korea. Three moaning in the darkness for sup efforts unloaded their bombs several hours in temperatures Jon Singi a Supply base in the near the freezing Point general area they could be moved. U. S. Fifth air Force Thunder at least 24 of the injured were jets and australian meteor jets from new York and Vicinity and attacked two red Supply areas about 14 others were headed 20 Miles North of Chorion. For Eastern destinations Between Washington and new York. All hospitals in this area were filled with the injured. It was impossible to obtain an planes accurate account of the serious Ness of All injuries but at least 90 were hospitalized. About 60 others were Given first Aid treatment and dismissed. St. Eugene s 60-bed Hospital Here was taxed to the limit fend at one time during the night Beds were set up in the corridors. Lights burned All night in its one operating room where two unidentified doctors worked without rest As the injured were wheeled in. The embargo against attack ing the Freedom Road routes South from North Korea had been today for in War Taii is Ibe fifth in a series of articles explaining t a r 1 a s recommendations made last week by the Sullivan comity grand jury. The final article will appear in wednesday s Kim port times by Neal o Steen times news writer in Tennessee an adult who encourages or leads a child to steal or beg or get drunk can not be held responsible under the Law. Lack of an adequate state Law to control adults who wilfully contribute to the delinquency of a minor has been stressed by the Sullivan county grand jury in its report. The grand jury has strongly recommended passage of a Law with Teeth to make acts which contribute to delinquency of minors punishable. While the Parent who will fully neglects his Chud or con tributes to the child s Delin Quency May be prosecuted for a Misdemeanour no Law touches the adult outside the family who May Lead the child into a life of crime. Local efforts to have a contributing to delinquency Law enacted have not yet congealed. A Bill now being sponsored by the Kingsport bar association would provide for punishment of adults for misdemeanours and felonies in contributing to delinquency of minors. Copies of the Bill have been forwarded to state legislators for consideration the local bar re ports. However the Bill was not passed during the recent Gen eral Assembly. The Bill provides that any person Over 17 years of age who shall cause assist Aid or encourage any person under 17 to commit a Misdemeanour shall be guilty of a Misdemeanour and subject to a Fine of not More than and a jail term of Between 60 Days and 11 months and 29 Days. Under the Bill the adult see delinquency Page 2 Justice dept. Will move on red fronts Washington up the Justice department today mapped plans to move against about a dozen communist front organizations As a result of an official ruling that the Ameri can communist party is a Pup pet of Russia. Department sources said their plans for action against the fronts will not be affected by the communist decision to Appeal an order of the subversive activities control Board that the party Register with the depart ment As a russian controlled organization. Gray s station Man killed in Accident Gray s station spa former Washington county judge Herman Gresham 57, of Gray s station was killed Here tuesday morning by a Telephone pole which fell As it was being unloaded from a Railroad car. Although no details of the Accident were available a member of the family said she believed Gresham was helping in the unloading of the freight car of poles when the Accident occurred around a. M. Gresham served As county judge of Washington county prior to the 1950 term. He is survived by his wife Sarah two sons Charles of Johnson City and Gordon of Jonesboro his Mother mrs Minnie e. Gresham two Sisters mrs. H. G. Christiansen and miss Anna Gresham both of Johnson City a brother or. C. S. Gres Ham Johnson City and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements Are in Complete. . Will Back Jurma protest works to get Chiang guerrillas removed United nations n. The u. S. Today threw its sup port behind Burma s demand that chinese nationalist guerrillas get off its soil and said it was actively working to bring this about. Chief u. S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge jr., told the 60 nation political committee the u. S. Was hard at work on a three Point plan. It would 1. Require the Active support of the chinese nationalist government to influence the guerrillas in Burma to give up. 2. Stop military operations Between the burmese army and those guerrillas. 3. Disarm the chinese and re move them to Formosa via thai land. Lodge said Thailand had agreed to this. The american representative said the . Felt Burma had the right to demand the re Moval of the chinese whom he accused of depredations against the burmese people. He said Many of the guerrillas were common bandits posing As Chi Nese nationalists and that the removal of the genuine guerrillas would leave Burma Able to control the others. Lodge said the u. S. Took Steps to mediate the request of the burmese government which has no diplomatic relations with Chiang Kai Shek s government on Formosa. The . Delegate said Prog Ress had already been made and said he hoped tangible results would be forthcoming. A statement in Formosa today by nationalist foreign minister George Yeh saying that his government would cooperate was regarded As going a Long Way to wards fulfilling the first Point Lodge made. So lunar tables the schedule of so lunar periods As printed below Bas been taken from John Aluen Knight s so lunar tables plan your Days so that you will be fishing m Good territory or Hunting id Good cover during these times. U you wish to find the Best sport that each Day has to offer the major periods Are shown in boldface Type these begin at the Tinea shown and last for to hour and a Bau or two hours thereafter the minor periods shown m regular Type Are of somewhat Shorter duration use East can Stan Ushii time am Miner major Laor 21 tuesday 122s 1260 22 wednesday 110 40 23 thursday 1 55 j 25 24 Friday j 05 25 saturday 3 20 3-50 26 sunday 4-05 4-30 Lake stages Watauga Lake level tuesday. 1.926.9 feet Cherokee s. Holston. Boone

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