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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - January 1, 1954, Kingsport, TennesseeDays City 826 county 6 drive safely in defensively. Kingsport times vol. Al no. 1 Kingsport tenn., Friday Jan. 1, 1954 16 pages five cents the weather fair and colder tonight Low about 28, saturday fair and somewhat warmer. Last night s Low 20, yesterday s High 47, noon Reading 37. Pm quits reds others May follow Western allies accept Russia s big 4 delay Berlin meeting on world issues slated Jan. 25 site of conference in German City still not definitely chosen London ins Britain France and the United states today accepted Russia s proposal to hold a four Power foreign ministers meeting in Berlin Jan. 25. The three Western nations originally had proposed Jan. 4 As the Date for the conference. But the soviet government turned Down this Date and suggested Jan. 25 or later. The British foreign office said the acceptance was contained in identical notes handed to the so Viet government by the British French and american ambassadors in Moscow. Still to be settled is the exact site of the conference. The rus Sian note which asked a postponement in the suggested Date of the conference also urged a meeting of the four Power High commissioners in Berlin to de cide on a location in the former German capital. The three Western nations had suggested the Allied control building in West Berlin As a site bul the russians wanted to talk the matter Over. Apparently the soviets Felt at least some of the meetings might be held in East Berlin. Informed sources in Berlin said a few Days ago that the Al lied Powers might be willing to Compromise insisting on a few meetings in the Allied control building but agreeing to other sessions in reel ruled East Berlin. One condition would be attached to this Compromise though the allies a Ould not be willing to meet in any building which would be politically hot or would have propaganda value to the communists. The forthcoming conference give Russia a Chance to demonstrate its sincerity on claims of peaceful Aims and moves for an end of world ten Sions. G. M. Malenkos . Asks reds to Back claims Calls for actions to support Malenkos Washington ins administration officials and Mem Bers of Congress looked to rus Sia today to demonstrate its Leader s claim that there is no serious obstacle to improve soviet american relations. This was the general reaction to the answers Given by soviet Premier Georgi Malenkos in response to a questionnaire submitted by Kingsbury Smith european general manager of International news service. Underscoring the administration s View a state department spokesman said pointedly that the new year will provide it Trussia with ample Opportunity to prove its Good intentions. On Capitol. Hill chairman Alexander Wiley of the Senate foreign relations com Mittee made this statement these sentiments from the Kremlin sound very Good if they Are substantiated by deeds they will sound sen. Bourke b. Hickenlooper vice chairman of the joint congressional atomic Energy committee shrugged off Malenkos s response. He said this is the song rus Sia has been singing for a num Ber of years. Drought caused Tva profit dip Washington 20th annual report of the Tennessee Valley authority shows the lowest net return since 1942 to the taxpayers and Tva said drought conditions were the cause for the drop. As it was electricity sales by the authority hit nearly 105 Mil lion dollars in the year ended last june 30, a 10-million-Dollar a increase Over the previous year. The report released yesterday also showed that operating expenses jumped nearly 16vi Mil lion dollars. U c the 105-million-Dollar figure ids represented a net return of 2.7 Raos hikers atop Mountain Portland Ore. Vio Lent storm apparently caught three climbers atop a Snow covered Mountain today. Wanting to be the first on the Peak of it. Hood on new year s Day they left Timberline Lodge at the level yesterday morning. They expected to reach the top by Nightfall and spend the night there. But at night the storm came up and forecasters warned of heavy snows on the Way plus winds upwards of 80 Miles an hour at the Peak before Day break. Temperatures of 15 de Grees above Zero were expected. Is no shelter at the top. The climbers had sleeping gear and some food though and no immediate fear was Felt for their safety. The three Are Layden Walsh Olympia Wash. Fred Hart Cor Vallis Ore. And Art Maki Ridge Field Wash. Other climbers were waiting on the lower slopes of the Moun Tain about 60 Miles East of Portland to Start a new year s Day race for the top but officials warned them not to Start because of the storm. Forecasters expected the storm to ease off later in the Day. V Malenkos urges strict control of atom bombs Allied Powers study Premier s statement to newsman s query by Kingsbury Smith Paris ins Western governments which have called repeatedly for worldwide Regula Tion of atomic weapons gave careful study today to soviet Premier Georgi Malenkos s new year s Appeal for strict International control of atom and Hydrogen bombs. Malenkos s statement a a s made in a telegraphed reply to a questionnaire from Kingsbury Smith european general Man Ager of International news service. It was the first state ment of this Type Malenkos has issued since assuming the leadership of the communist Empire after the death of Joseph Stalin. The soviet Premier s emphasis on control of atomic weapons was considered especially significant by Western diplomats. Russia has paid lip service to the idea of a ban on atomic weapons but has refused flatly to cooperate in any plan calling for rigid controls and inspection of atomic sources. Malenkos was asked what do you consider the most important action that could be taken in the interests of world peace in he replied such action would be conclusion of an agreement Between nations providing that the participants thereof would under take a solemn and in questions j ble obligation not to use atomic Hydrogen or any other Type of mass destruction weapons. Such an agreement would facilitate reaching an Accord to see Malenkos Page 3 oops All twelve slipped on this Greenfield ind. Twelve jurors who said they meant to convict a defendant of manslaughter rather than Sec Ond degree murder righted their mistake thursday. It made the difference Between life imprisonment and a sen Tynce of 2 to 21 years for Ray mond Tipton 61, Indianapolis. Tipton s attorney asked for a new trial and presented affidavits in which the jurors said they meant to Send Tipton to prison for 2-to-21 and were sur prised to read in newspapers that the second degree murder i conviction carried life. Judge Samuel j. Offutt granted the new trial and Tipton quickly pleaded guilty to the lesser charge and was sentenced. A kiss and a Rubirosa International play boy bends Over to kiss his Bride Woolworth heiress Barbara Button As she holds a Glass of Champagne after their marriage in new York. Barbara took her fifth husband and Rubirosa his fourth wife in a civil ceremony performed by or. Joaquin Salazar dominican Consul general in his Manhattan Home. A wire photo new year is welcomed with peace Hopes High new York Brand new 365-Day wonder kid got a wild Welcome today As he leaped into the everyone admiring his peace punch and praying he could keep up the promising Pace. At any rate the kid Kafoed old Man blues with a flurry of horns and. Cowbells and rights and lefts to the pocket took. In times Square a timoted million revellers five times the number of last year milled along the great White Way and cheered in the new year. Both the 20-degree cold and the excitement kept the throngs moving. For 25 minutes before 12, and Jap half an hour after Midnight j traffic was stopped in the Square and the merry makers allowed to surge through the streets. It was an orderly crowd. 7953 worst drought year per cent on the government in vestment but the average return for the five years ending with 1953 was 4.5 per cent. The drought of 1952 and resulting cuts in Hydro electric Power forced Tva to buy Power outside the Valley and to operate Many old fashioned Iris efficient steam plants the report added. A similar showing is expected because of the drought of 1953, which will be reflected in earn Ings. The report showed Tva added kilowatts of installed generating capacity increasing its total to kilowatts. Of this 64 per cent is in Hydro plants and 36 per cent in steam plants. Tva reported it was construct ing an additional kilo Watts of capacity mostly at six Large steam electric generating plants and when this capacity is completed Tva will have an assured generating capacity of 9.4 million kilowatts. But this amount of Power Al though tremendous will not be sufficient to meet the require ments forecast for 1956 amounting to More than 9v2 Mil lion kilowatts and for subsequent Tva generated 24 billion kilo Watt hours of electricity during the fiscal year and obtained an additional three billion kilowatt hours by Purchase and inter change. Bars restaurants Heaters and night clubs did a booming Busi Ness throughout the nation. Tariffs ranged from no cover at All to per person in the Swanky Manhattan night spots and hotels. Thousands also celebrated at at Home parties. The devout crowded into Par ish Halls and churches for traditional night watch services. In Augusta ga., president Eisenhower attended a Small party at the Augusta National Golf club. London s famed Piccadilly Cir Cus Drew the usual mass of mid night revellers. The statue of Eros got a protective wrapping against the usual pranksters. Throughout the continent to see 1954, Page 3 by the associated press 1954 blared into Tennessee to Day to the familiar strains of a symphony of dance band music noise gadgets and gaiety thus ending a year that had produced one of the worst droughts in the state s history. The new year started off dry too with no rain or Snow in sight. Sunny skies brought a warming trend that will Send the temperatures into the 50s this afternoon. The baby year made its debut with readings Between 25 and 30. The 1953 drought lasted More than three months and caused 57 of the state s counties to be put on the emergency Aid list. The drought lasted 105. Days from aug. 9 to nov. 21 in mid dle Tennessee. But the drought was t the Only Peculiar weather situation. President works on his state of Union message top administration officials called to new year s Day meet Augusta a. Eisenhower starting the new year with a heavy work docket called a group of top administration officials to an Early morning conference on his state of the Union message today. Letting the Holiday go by the boards the president sent ou1 word for the officials to report to him at 8 a. M. At his office above the pro shop at the Augusta National Golf club. The administration advisers who arrived from Washington late yesterday were guests o the president and mrs. Eisen Hower at a new year s eve Din Ner in the Golf club trophy room last night. The officials include ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge chief . Delegate to the United nations budget director Joseph m Dodge top presidential aide Sherman Adams and several other White House assistants. An Lith hour addition to the team was or. Arthur s. Fleming chief of the office of defense mobilization and author of the a d m i nitration s controversial program to Channel defense con tracts to areas of High unemployment. Eisenhower personally endorsed the two month old., program his action touched off s. Round of angry protests from Southern democrats in Congress. They contended the plan will take business away from Dixie Mills for funnel it to new England and other North Ern communities with unemployment problems. The administration s headache was intensified when Republican sen. Knowland of California one of the men Eisenhower counts on most heavily to help steer his 1954 program through the democrats in criticizing the policy. See Ike Page 3 released by towers 28 a merchant Seaman from san Francisco and pvt. Homer Cox 33, of Oklahoma City shake hands during a news Confer ence at Berlin after they were released by the russians after years of imprisonment and forced labor. They said soviet detention hell holes where murder and violent death Are commonplace. A War photo via radio from Berlin demos to have say in program May suggest changes in defense planning Washington of sen. Knowland a Calif said today democrats will have plenty of Opportunity to propose changes in president Eisenhower s foreign and defense program but some democrats remained sceptical of bipartisan results. Knowland the Senate Republican Leader said in an interview that although the democrats will not be told fully of the presi Dent s plans until a Jan. 5 White House meeting of congressional leaders there will still be time to make changes serious objections Are raised. The president will Lay Down his Over All program in a state of the Union message two Days later. Knowland said he expects this to be couched largely in general terms with specific recommendations to be made later democratic leaders were invited by telegrams from i. Jack Martin presidential assistant to sit in for consultation Only on the foreign and defense aspects of the message. There was no mention of other subjects. Sen. Sparkman of Alabama the 1952 democratic vice presidential nominee said in an interview he regards such Consul tation As a desirable prelude to bipartisan cooperation on foreign and defense legislation. Dennis no cigars in 1954 Spartanburg s. C. Ins parents of Swit Zer today reported the Young Man has a new year s Resolution no More cigars in 1954. Dennis is three years old. Or. And mrs. Charles Swit Zer said the child smoked his first Cigar when he was Only two. Traffic deaths missed City another year Kingsport got through new year s eve without a serious traffic Accident up to Midnight and hence completed the City s second straight Calendar year without a traffic fatality. The City already had received plaques from the National and state safety councils and nation wide publicity for its death less traffic record in 1952. The last fatal Accident with in the City actually was considerably More than two years ago. The string of deathless Days stands at 826 this morning. Neighbouring areas Haven t fared so Well. The Tennessee Highway patrol reported 19 traffic deaths in Sullivan county last year and 103 in the 13 up state counties that comprise the patrol s fifth division. Guatemala farm Law brings riot mob attacks 2 farm owners officer dead Guatemala Guatemala in violence in which a band of 60 farm workers attacked two detectives and two farm owners with clubs and machetes and Hung them from a tree was brought to Light by police today. One of the detectives died. The Texas Soldier planned break for past month says japanese wife affected decision to be repatriated Seoul ins Texas of other three condition. Were in a serious the violence lightened anxiety in the stats of Escuintla where mobs have attacked a number of farms not affected by new land distribution Laws passed by the leftist guatemalan government. Under the Law the government can expropriate private and government owned lands which Are not being tilled and Divide the i leave the holdings ants. Among landless peas police gave this version of the latest violence wednesday Adrian and Aristedes Calderon two farm owners near the town of Van Vicente papaya complained to police of cattle steal ing. When police agents arrived to investigate they were at tacked by the mob. Who said he longed to return to America with his japanese wife fled from Captivity in Korea to Day and predicted at least one of the remaining 21 american pos in the pro communist Camp May follow him to free Dom. Cpl. Claude j. Batchelor of Kermit tex., repatriated at Panmunjom told newsmen he had been planning his break for a month but was deterred by Dagger toting reds among the other i pos who made him fear for his life. Taking advantage of a very quiet new year s Day at the North Camp in the truce zone the Corporal slipped away from his sleeping fellow captives at 1 . Today and whispered to an Indian guard that he wanted to go Home. He was immediately removed from the other a repatriated pos and was handed Over to the United nations command at Panmunjom at 3 o clock this afternoon 10 . St thurs after talking briefly to re porters Batchelor was loaded aboard an helicopter 15 minutes later and flown to the 121 evacuation Hospital at Seoul. The 24-year-old texan was the second american pow to turn his Back on communism and voluntarily come Back to free Dom. The first of the original group of 23 gis who chose repatriation after being listed As refusing it was Cpl. Edward Dickenson of big Stone a. Immediately after stepping across the Panmunjom repatriation line Bachelor told reporters he had quite a bit of difficulty in making what he called his some of the Fellows have Dag he explained. He said it was impossible to Camp december 23 when a u. S. Officer made a loud speaker Appeal outside the North Camp for the american stay backs to come Home. Hard Core South korean communists Batch Slor said had massed near the Gate of the compound and there would have been violence if i tried to leave. Asked whether his japanese see pm Page 3 Hych reports first 54 baby the first candidate for the Winner s Circle of the 1954 first baby contest made its appearance in the maternity Ward of the Holston Valley Community Hospital at . Friday. The daughter of or. And mrs. Charlie Johnson 1237 e. Seller st., came into the world 63 minutes after the contest began and apparently was unaware of the awards that May be in store for her and her parents. Since the contest is open to All youngsters born within a 10 mile radius of Kingsport the Winner cannot be declared until t is certain there has t been a birth other than at the hos Pital. Elizabethton this East Tennessee City today claims the birth of one of the nation s first babies of 1954 and one of the Jast of and both in the same family. Mrs. Coolidge Bowers Elizabethton route 12, gave birth to a five Pound 1-ounce girl at . A six Pound nine ounce brother arrived five minutes earlier at . The proud father is a Farmer. The couple had not expected twins. To the Winner will go an impressive collection of gifts from sin sport merchants valued at an estimated to thirty four firms Are participating in the contest and will present these gifts to the parents of the first baby of 1954 1 Chatham baby Blanket 1 dozen Dexter diapers 1 new pair of poll Parrott shoes 1 Kant wet crib mattress 1 gift certify ate in the children s department of a Kingsport firm 1 de Josie in a Bank savings account 24 cans of Clapp s baby food 1 Handy stroller 1 baby Blanket 1 baby portrait 1 High chair 1 00 per cent Wool baby shawl 1 dozen Dexter diapers 1 pair baby hoes and i knit gown 1 swing see baby Page 3 kids could bring in new year with bang it. Leavenworth Kan. Leavenworth officers Are relieved that the new year was not ushered in with a hand grenades. The theft of 51 concussion grenades from a Small Arsenal was discovered thursday. The officers Learned that some children of Post personnel Cut through a Fence and smashed a padlock to enter the Arsenal. The children were fount play ing with the grenades All of which were recovered. So lunar tables by alone Kkt Koht of january 1b54 1 Friday 3 saturday 3 sunday it so Lake stages today s skies Sunset tonight Knuth it id Perihelion . It5 . Tarn Eim the Moon rites saturday appearing to i. Zitur an Wei. New Moon Jan. 4

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