Kingsport Times Newspaper Archives Jan 14 1953, Page 22

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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - January 14, 1953, Kingsport, TennesseeNewest Little store opens thursday i f on Sullivan St. The new Little store designed by William Hamilton Wallace popular Kingsport architect tops All the supermarkets in this area in size Beauty and completeness. Built of roman Brick and stucco the modern 151-foot wide building is dominated by a Story and a half aluminium Entrance on the left. The Entrance has an alumni num canopy concealed Down lighting in the canopy and is flanked on the left by a most attractive planting Box which at this season is filled with Ever greens Ivy and a Andenas. The aluminium Entrance doors Are opened by magic carpets which cause the doors to open when stepped on. The Entrance front is entirely of plate Glass. The length of the building is accentuated by an aluminium canopy above continuous plate Glass with a High roman Brick buckboard which gives full View of the Interior. I the Entrance mass is dominated by a colossal 50-foot High sign Pylon which at night is a Neon lighted Tower outlined by sparkling incandescent bulbs. The More than Square loot sales area of the Interior is lighted by continuous rows of fluorescent lights. I this excellently arranged Interior boasts exceptionally wide aisles Between the rows of shelves for the convenience of1 the shoppers. I Green and Gray tile flooring is used throughout and the colors of Primrose yellow Terra Cotta and Green and White predominate. A Beautiful Makion Mercer of Johnson City whose popular orchestra is Well known in this area will play the Hammond Organ Dur ing the opening Day of the new Little store. Was begun about a year ago and during this past year Kermit Young has travelled Over differ ent parts of the country looking at the latest developments in supermarkets. retainers for captured gunmen Jackson miss. Ville term., and Newman ga., system to Aid store shoppers a 40-ton Worthington air conditioning system installed by Templin equipment co. Here has been installed in the Little store supermarket. This system not Only cools the store in the hot season but automatically becomes a heating Plant if the thermostat Calls for heat. Bill Templin president of the air conditioning firm said the Little store management had elected to buy the Best air conditioning system on the Market. Worthington Templin said is the oldest largest company in the air conditioning business and this system installed in the Little store is equivalent to melt ing 5080 tons of ice per Day. The year round system uses duct fired Heaters for the heating Cycle and is completely automatic maintaining 74 de Grees of temperature and 50 per cent of relative humidity. The Little store s air conditioning system is one of the largest systems of its kind of any supermarket in the South tem Plin stated. A total of cubic feet of air per minute is distributed ducts while the temperature remains con Stant in any part of the shopping spaces. A unique feature of this system is that when the system is the heating Cycle hot air is distributed Only to the front part of the building to kill the cold window areas and thus keep the 22 wednesday Jan. 14, 1953 Kingsport times Opie slate is manager Kermit Young Little store owner come to Kingsport during 34 Kermit Young owner of local Little store came to Kings port in 1934 from Johnson City where he spent most of the ear Lier part of his life. He attended school in Erwin and later worked for a National Chain of stores until he went into the grocery business with his father in Johnson City in 1927. Since that time he has been across the self service meat Sec Tion and around the plate Glass of the bakery. These huge plate Glass windows allow an open View of the spotless White Interior of the Little store bakery. The Luncheonette is finished with striated plywood and the curving top of the snack bar Isof Formica. Both the top and plastic seats in the Luncheonette Are of a complementary dark Green. The Story and a half unit pro Vides room for a modern upstairs office which is also done in dark Green. The surface treated Square foot parking lot pro Vides ample parking space for customers. There Are five entrances to the lot. They also have Large rocked extra lot. The opening of the new store j climaxed 23 years of business for Kermit Young. Carl Young opened the first Little store in 1930 in Bristol and Kermit joined him shortly after Ward. The second Little store was opened in Bristol in 1932 and the first in Kingsport was established in 1934. The Little store was the first supermarket to open in this area and one of the first in the entire county. Planning for this latest store ers on two Tennessee gunmen arrested after a gun Battie with Jackson police who caught them burglar izing a Safe at a loan company Friday. Dist. Atty. Gen. J. Carlton loser of Nashville wired Jackson police that Tom Wallace was wanted for several counts in Tennessee. Deputy sheriff j. H. Potts of Coweta county ga., re ported that Cordell Mcpeak was linked with several Georgia burglaries. The two men were to be Given a preliminary hearing today in police court on charges of Safe burglary resisting arrest and As Sault with intent to kill. Mcpeak was wounded in the Arm in the gun Battie in the loan company. Double troubles los Angeles in double trouble confronts Norman d. Schultz a film studio technician. A Divorcee mrs. Joy Stanley 29, charged yesterday that Schultz 36, fathered her two sets of twins out of Wedlock. Mrs. Stanley s suit demanded that he pay for the support of Margaret and Michael 2% years old and Karen and Sharon 15 months. Bristol. He is ire easier kept at constant cold tempera Tures. The ducts Are concealed in furred spaces around three com plete Walls. The Large Worthington com they Pressor is equipped with Auto in Johnson City Kingsport and married to the former miss Deon Byrd of Barbours Ville by. The Youngs have two children Rosemary 11, and k. E. Matic unloader and on Spring and fall Days when heat is not excessive the machine will automatically unload itself. By so doing it will maintain a constant Coil or air temperature which is the Way that relative humidity or better Comfort is maintained. A tall Cooling Tower is installed on the roof of the building Toj Cool 225 Gallons of water per minute used in dissipating the compressor or store heat. Boy has complaint Glen Cove n. Y. City night received this letter from 8-year-old James Curran Iii i want to complain about the Way All the streets Are sanded every time it snows. Why can t one Street be blocked off in each Section for Sleigh mayor Joseph a. Stance or dered his Public works and pub Lic safety commissioners to make a Survey. Son City Highway. Young is a member of the first Baptist Church Kingsport kiwanis club and a past direct test scheduled for Rural doctors Baltimore television help keep Rural doctors up to Date Opie slate is general Man Ager of the new Little store. A native of mount airy n. Slate later moved to Greensboro n. C. Where he attended school. His first Job was wit a Well known Chain store in greens Boro Liere he was employed for two years before taking Over his duties As manager of another Chain store in Roanoke va., in 1938. He remained with the Roanoke store until March 1s42, when he came to Kingsport to open one of the larger nationally known Chain stores remaining with this store one year before enter ing the armed services. Slate served 16 months with the a s. Army and was Dis charged in september 1944. Following his discharge from the armed forces he returned to Roanoke where he was District manager of a Chain of stores for one year before returning to this area. He served As District Man Ager of the Bristol District and North Carolina districts of this nationally known Chain store until his present Job. He is married to the former miss Elsie Buck of Roanoke and the slates have one child mar Nee nine years old. Slate is a member of the Lions club in Danville va., and plans to move his membership Here shortly. He served As vice presi Dent and program chairman of the holy name society in Bris Tol. He is a member of St. Annes Catholic Church Bristol. When slate was in Kingsport before he was very Active in civic affairs. His hobbies Are fishing and Golf. The slate family now lives at 1108 Euclid Avenue in Bristol. They plan to move to Kingsport Opie suite propose Independent loyalty Check Board Washington Rees a Kan today fired up steam behind a proposal to take the government employee loyalty pro Gram away from the White House and it in an inde pendent Agency. Rees introduced a Bill to establish by Law a five member in dependent Board which instead of the present exec timely established Board would be charged with weeding subversives out of the government. Nearly four fifths of the Coal produced in Britain is Cut and conveyed mechanically. The University of Maryland in the near future slate Sald makes a test tomorrow to find out. The idea is to bring to Doc a tors in Remote areas the latest in medical techniques via to. The Experiment with station Wal to providing the television equipment and manpower will be held at the University s medical school. It will be Over a closed circuit and reach Only from one room to another. If Tor of the Kingsport chamber of successful it May become state Commerce. I wide. Drake or Swan san Diego Calif. Up a Drake Hopes to succeed a Swan As a City councilman. Thomas d. Drake retired army colonel yesterday took out nomination papers for first District councilman. Vice mayor Franklin f. Swan has announced he will not seek a second term As councilman from the first District. Little stores it was our pleasure to do the electric work for your Beautiful new we Are proud of our part in the building of Kingsport i super Watson electric company electrical contractor e. Market Street Kingsport color can stimulate color can Calm the new Little stores counts on color from us to dramatize the Appeal of its Fine foods. You can count on color from us to make your bedroom More restful your living room More hospitable your rumpus room More fun. We can do it easily with Benjamin Moore paints and Nancy War Ren wallpapers. Kingsport paint 6 wallpaper co. Best wishes Little stores celebrating your Gigantic opening pet products you la find an abundant Supply at the Little stores

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