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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - July 1, 1954, Kingsport, TennesseeDeathless Days City county 10 can you recognize Accident producing situations Kingsport times vol. Al no. 130 Kingsport tenn., thursday july 1, 1954 24 pages five cents the weather considerable cloudiness to night with Chance of Thunder showers. Friday partly Cloudy with High in Middle 80s. Wednesday s High temperature 89 last night s Low 59 noon Reading 89. Transfer of r. W. Smith Blue Ridge Glass official and for four and one half years commanding officer of the 3162nd research and Developer group u. S. Army Reserve looks on As it. Col. John Patrick army Reserve senior group advisor pre Lents Transfer of command orders to it. Col. Benjamin Thompson of Tennessee Eastman company. Colonel Smith is retiring after 21 years in the army Reserve. At least 55 persons die in raging Texas floods Eagle pass Tex. Least 55 persons Are dead in the Rio Grannie s most devastating flood in history but the death try a Iii toll might Rise to disaster pro portions today. Across the River from Here at miserable Piedras Negros Mexico it was feared hundreds May have died in the collapsed Adobe huts of of the counted dead 3b were at Piedras Negros. Nearly 100 Miles North of the River at Tex., one of the Flash hoods which fed Rio Grande s swollen Stream monday killed at least 16 others. Another died in a Pecos River flood. Upstream at Del Rio Tex., and Ciudad a Cuna Mexico and downstream at Laredo Tex., and Nuevo Laredo Mexico there few casualties and no deaths from the unprecedented flood. Adequate warnings and other safeguards plus Organiza Tion paid off officials said Large numbers of sick and injured were making their Way toward makeshift hospitals last night in Piedras Negros. Sixty five injured were in a temporary medical shelter and More moved in every minute less and some refugees huddled in the Hills of Coahuila with no shelter no food and no water. About 80 per cent of the Homes in the City of were flooded. Half of those were destroyed As the Adobe Brick crumbled in the flood. Manuel Olivares a Lumberman of Piedras , told the Story of his City s tragedy with tears in his eyes. I heard hundreds crying for help in the dark but t could t help he said. You could hear people shouting for help but you could t see them. You to make sure of payments Shelby n. C. Wom an asked the sheriff s office Here to Issue a warrant charging her husband with non support. When did he Stop support ing the desk sergeant asked. He has t was the re ply but i have just bought some new furniture and i Don t think he is going to help pay for the warrant was denied. Wrecked automobile is a grim reminder a wrecked automobile will be Pip a map on display Center Street near carnival grounds this fourth of july weekend As a safety re minder to this display will be sponsored by the intermediate and Young people s classes of the Bethel presbyterian Church according to Edgar Isley teacher. Isley said the demolished car exhibit will be unarmed each evening by members of the two. Sunday school classes who will distribute safety material to visitors. The display will be placed on a float for the july 4 Parade he declared. The exhibit has the approval Mil Mandrop to4-Teamloop the Mountain states league became at 2 . Today a five team circuit and there was every indication that by or perhaps would be reduced to four teams. Morristown s franchise was turned Back into the league of fice this morning Mil presi Dent Virgil q. Wacks confirmed. About the same time during a noon Stopover at Harlan ky., Enro Ute for a game to Kings port. Manager Zeke Honura of the Lexington Colts said that his club might fold after july 4 games if sufficient funds for transportation and other necessities of the season were not raised by then. Last week Oak Ridge revealed Scarcity that it must sell of Bonds by Independence Day to insure continued operation for the 1954 season. At present. Kingsport. Middlesboro. Oak Ridge Lexington and Harlan ky., Are Mil teams. There have been no indications so far from Kingsport and Middlesboro that a Holdup was com Ike s farm plan in crucial test before Congress Washington the administration s politically explosive farm program faced its Cru Cial test in the House today with president Eisenhower and Many members of his own party bit Terly at Odds. The House was called into ses-1 Sion two hours ahead of Normal i to Start voting on the farm Bill and Republican House leaders were reported ready to offer a Compromise which would pre serve the president s program in Bare principle. But farm state forces include. Ing Many democrats were Cool toward talk of Compromise and j gave signs of making a show a Down fight for continued High Price supports in the face of he president s opposition. I both sides counted on the sup port of Northern big City members whose constituents Are most interested in grocery store prices. A possible Tipoff Asio How the Northern democratic vote might j go was an announcement last night that the new York demo cratic delegation would Back High Price supports. New York democrats virtually ail from new York City said the Best Way to maintain the welfare of our cities is to sus wer of the 30 million before the House was a Bill by the agric i ure committee and calling for another year of Price supports on Basic crops at 90 per cent of parity. Parity is a Standard for measuring Larm prices said by a to give Farmers a fair re urn in relation to their costs. The administration backs a flexible scale in which supports would Range from 75 to 30 per ent of parity. Republican House Leader Hal Eck of Indiana told reporters e favors a substitute for the High support Section of the com Mittee Bill which would keep the minimum support level at 80 or 5 per cent of parity rather than 5. It would re establish the principle of but with a higher minimum parity Fig he said and declared i think we can win with president Eisenhower told his news conference yesterday he still backs his program for flex Ible supports but he said he planned no new Appeal to the House. There has been Specula Tion he would veto an Extension of 90 per cent props. The administration argues that flexible supports would tend to Stop the accumulation of sur pluses by lowering the support level when Stock s Are ample and would stimulate production when needed by raising supports in cease fire extended on guatemalan front income tax Cut decision is r _ reached during Beems dead in Congress Washington any Chance for p general income tax Cut in the big tax revision Bill appeared dead today after rival democratic and Republican proposals both were beaten in a crossfire of political mane vering. The twin defeats assured the Eisenhower administration of one of Lia biggest victories of the 1954 congressional session of the tax Bill just about As it was recommended to the Capitol. Senate passage May come late today after numerous minor amendments have been considered. The measure then republicans disputed this contending yesterday s record would show they had offered a practical tax reduction plan but that democrats blocked it. Leaders on both sides agreed there was practically no Chance any new income tax Cut plan would now be offered. The principal fight yesterday entered on a proposal of sen. Down on a 49-46 vote with All 47 democrats opposed along with sen. Morse ind Ore and sen. Langer Randi. The 4c "ayes1 were All from re publicans. The democrats had to defeat the substitute in or Der to get a Chance to vote on their own amendment. But then the George Amend ment itself was beaten on and Gal to write a identical tally 49-46. This time House which has already okayed the Bill in somewhat different form. Democrats professed to be not unhappy Over the outcome of yesterday s rapid fire moves Over an income tax Cut. They said failure to write Sorrie Gen eral benefits for the average taxpayer into the Bill would give them a sure fire Issue in november congressional elections Campaign. Annual income tax Cut into the Bill by raising per Sonal exemptions several Republican senators had indicated they might go along on this. So sen. Millikin. Floor manager for the measure called a secret two republicans Langer and caucus of All gop senators and in Ami four democrats Byrd va., hol land Fla. Edwin c. Johnson and. Robertson va., voted no because they said the Federal pocketbook could not stand the Revenue loss. Joining George supporters were came up with a substitute tax plan for a 960-million-Dollar annual reduction. have Given each taxpayer a s200 annual for a Man and video they did not use certain benefits included in the re vision Bill. The Republican proposal came up first As a substitute for the George plan and went Young Nix and Morse. The administration fought an income tax put strongly on the grounds the government could not stand the loss of Rev Enue now it contends the re vision Bill As it is carries a balanced program of Relief for individuals and business.1 it would Cut taxes about in its first year while changing no major rates. March of dimes St an. Emergency March of dunes could hear houses collapsing. Of the Kingsport safety Council then screams then the next Day Olivares said destruction was everywhere with bodies in Trees some of them tied in the upper branches bodies in piles of debris and Tome caught on barbed wire fences. I believe there Are lots bodies under the mud of the Adobe huts and in the wreckage of the he said. Although no dead were reported at Laredo. Associated press reporter Dave Cheavens said there was no water Jio Power and a shortage of medical sup plies at Nuevo Laredo. There too homeless refugees huddled in the Hills where the pan Amer ican Highway Points southward. Laredo a City of nearly was isolated nearly All Day yesterday but late in the Day limited traffic was allowed out of the City Over a state Highway covered by two feet of water. By Nightfall tonight it was expected that Auto traffic might be approaching Normal. The red Cross began and City officials Isley said. He added that Kingsport s safety record of fatality free Days will be stressed in the pro Gram. Assisting in direction of the plans is James Callahan assist ant teacher of of people s class. The Young session when chairmen Are sent or refuse to do so. Mundt s proposal Drew Diate support from Senate Goj policy Homer committee Ferguson chairman a a few four republicans qualified for vote Roy t. Campbell of Newport Yohji a Davis of Tazewell mrs. Hugh Butler of Sevierville and mrs George Dugger of Eliza Benton have been qualified As candidates for the Republican executive committee from congressional District. Two committeemen and two from the Dis Welch ing. Harlan did have financial difficulties earlier in the sea son but appears to be straight ened out now. Mundt seeks Rule to Call committee Washington ins Sfirri Karl e. Mundt asked the Senate today to empower its thy committee it cases in the county. A members to Call committees into present time and Are thus seek strict will be elected m the a gust 5 Republican primary. Members govern the Republican party in ten will beheld throughout the country the last two weeks of August in an Effort to raise an additional million needed by the National foundation for infantile paralysis for its Battle against polio. In spite of a record million Given by americans this year the foundation is facing a financial crisis James Waggoner state representative of the National foundation told the an Nual meeting of the Sullivan county chapter in Blountville Early this week. Waggoner said a fund of million will be required to finance the polio prevention pro Gram while con i tinting the usual pal i e n t care and other work done the foundation. Jim Welch of Kingsport was reelected chair Man of the sul Williams Williams named program by Charlie Loggans David Gray democratic candidate for sheriff in Sullivan county told some 150 fourth precinct democrats last night he was a Strong supporter of the county court. Gray said he had never had any trouble in obtaining what he needed from the court and could hot understand Why Sher Iff a. H. Ham kurd and Otis Pendleton had such trouble. The Only ones who have trouble Are people who want something that is not Gray continued. Gray outlined his plan for 10 full time salaried deputies. He isaid he did not approve of part time deputies and would not a Livan county chapter Jim hens Ley of Bristol was renamed vice chairman mrs. I. F. Trawick. Kingsport Secretary and Frank Umberger Kingsport will again serve As treasurer of the chapter. Since january 1, according to a report Marie at the meeting by Umberger the local chapter has f. Campbell and Davis Are Mem Umu Ciboci me Malci Naa spent sll.954.51 in assisting 34 ing re election. All four candidates Are sup porters of congressman Carrol Reece of Johnson City who is himself a candidate for re elec Tion. Giving typhoid injections to an Esti mated persons at Laredo. They were from the fam Ilies forced from their Homes by the floodwaters. Laredo had no municipal water and was faced with a mount ing health problem. County gop meets the county committee of the Sullivan county Republican organisation meets Friday at 8 . At the courthouse in Blountville to make plans for the August general election. Hot dry weather brings fears of third straight brought year with Bummer scarcely More than a week old after a Spring of Normal rainfall or above upper East Tennessee Farmers and gardeners Are wondering if they Are in for their third straight year of drought. Hot dry weather in the second half of june has rapidly evaporated accumulated moisture in some sections seared Green lawns and pastures to a Burnt Brown and slowed the growth of Garden vegetables and even weeds. An unofficial times news compilation based on Day by Day records of the City filter Plant shows Kingsport rainfall in june amounted Only to 1.31 inches compared to 3.40 inches in May. Most of that was in the first half of the month with Only .22 Inch recorded since june 15. Some other sections of Sulli county fared better particularly in. The area near Airport which had three and a half inches of rain in a single hour june 13. The weather Bureau station at the Airport wednesday night re ported june rainfall there was 4.98 inches. But even in that Vicinity vege tation is beginning rain now a weather Bureau spokes Man said. He said the heat of the past week with humidity running Only about 20 per cent has rapidly dried up the hold Over moisture. Sullivan county agricultural agent j. W. Mcclain said Pas Tures particularly toned rain. As a matter of already were hampered by damage car ried Onei from dry years lie said. Hay gardens 4tw truck crops also arc said. Corn is tight so far he said. Early sift tobacco also is looking f fairly of food but tobacco set late the county agent sold. A Dosca Sullivan county Farmers have solved their moisture problems by in stalling irrigation systems my Clato said. Many others have rigged up Small scale watering methods. At Rutherwood in neighbouring Hawkins county water is being piped from the Holston River Over a Hill to sprinklers in Pas Ture and Hay Fields. Some areas of Washington county Are re ported drier now than they were last year. Forest fires have broken out in four East Tennessee counties endangering More than 600 acres of Timber. A few widely scattered thundershowers Are considered pos sible this afternoon or tonight but the forecast for East ten Nessee generally is fair with temperatures running Well up into the 90s. Kingsport had a High of 93 and a Low of 52 wednesday the temperature late wednesday night was 68. Proximately in unpaid Bills Are on hand and the chapter has requested financial Aid from the epidemic Aid fund of the National foundation in order to meet these obligations. Other expenses incurred by the local chapter included the Cost of sending a nurse from Holston Valley Community hos Pital to warm Springs for special training in the care of polio patients and the Cost of Inci dental expenses relative to the Field trial of the Salk polio Cine recently completed in Sulli county. While the people of Sullivan county gave generously to the 1954 March of Welch said at the meeting i am sure they will want the prevention program continued at full Speed. In order for the foundation to carry on we must give a Little More this year. I have no doubt that our citizens will shoulder their share of this added financial steel Price boosted Pittsburgh s. Steel Corpora ton which produces Nore than one third of the nation s steel today announced an increase in prices averaging a ton. The present prices of Basic Ste is s120 a ton. The Price increase comes just two Days after nation s no. 1 Iro Ducor signed a contract with the Cio United steelworkers living employees a five cent hourly wage hike and improved pension and insurance 11 these part time deputies r red Cross at factories and then they work around the clock from Friday afternoon to sunday said and then monday George m. Williams sr., they Rush into Couri f elected chairman of the and pick up their Money s port chapter of the then they Are red Cross at the recent said a few Days after he if elected he would Williams an executive of uniformed deputies. A Zens Supply corporation time later 10 deputies a been Active in red Cross in Kingsport All Decker for a great Many years Nice i As treasurer and As a is the area of big of the Board of directors. Gray pointed out. 5 succeeds w. J. Mcauliffe Arm of coincidence just f reach that Gray so c. F. Earnhardt was 1 vice chairman with mrs. Kurd announced a Patty As Secretary and Guy time the deputies had spent 3 Bertson treasurer. Other own Money to buy the uni r Bers of the executive i elected were mrs. E. J. Triebe Cross jr., who is a can m. Sobel and w. J. For Highway commission new members of the Board said i think it s time the directors include m. In Sullivan county know Gartner mrs. L. M. Their Money Don Cook Guy Culbertson charged there not Liam Halbach Guy Isenberg adequate reports made to j. Mcauliffe Keene county court As to the Way James Wright g. M. Money is being spent. Cross sr., and g. M. Williams had been approx highlight of the annual to the Highway depart ing was the report of the in Sullivan county since tonal convention by Don who attended As a Delegate Ruth Warrick Register of this chapter. Other reports expressed her Strong sup ered work carried on by of the county court and nursing services. Nurses she could not understand Gray ladies water safety reasons some of the office Aid training production could not get cooperation other the court. The will be overtime on the Highway to keep or better division tool will be out patrolling improving safety record. Roads Day and night Over slow poke motorists fourth of july Holiday to too slow in fast zones to keep Down deaths be Given tickets if they Cre Frank Williamson hazards he says. Of division five says at this week the National quarters Council estimated that radar will be in action persons May meet their it will be used to cite traffic on the highways during the holidays. Gators into court not to not trying to set up them warning tickets he traps. We re just trying to capt. Williamson capt. Williamson the the will be going All out first meeting san Salvador Al Salvador guatemalan cease fire was extended until Tomor. Row morning by leaders of Guatemala s two anti communist military factions As government troops were rushed to quell red sparked peasant uprisings. The Extension of the Battle Field truce until 9 a. M. Tomor a Row 10 a. In., est was decided on Early today by Guatemala Junta chief col Elfego Monzon and liberation army Leader in. Carlos Castillo armas. Announcement of an agree ment Between the two ardent anti reds on permanent peace and a unified government had seen expected when they wound up their Marathon conference in the presidential Palace in san Salvador. But the negotiations hit some undisclosed Snag and the Parley broke up with no decisions made to was officially announced that both men needed More time study each other s proposals. Just when they would get to Gether again was not made Clear Castillo armas announced he would return to his Headquarters at Chiqui Impila Southeast of Guatemala City. Although Monzon declined to reveal his plans it was believed he would return to the capital. The official communique said both sides declared that they Lave decided to prolong until i o clock of the morning of july 2 the existing truce in order to have time to study the various solutions which have been pro posed for tie attainment of a the reports from Guatemala Ity said that fierce fighting had broken out in the red strongholds of Escuintla and Conception. Peasant militia armed by for Mer leftist president Tabobo a Benz Guzman had been to turn in their weapons or face summary execution. Salvadorean president Oscar Osorio sat in on the conference Between the two guatemalan of flyers As a mediator. The session in a began around 11 o clock last night est ended at o clock this morning. Monzon and Castillo armas appeared tired and depressed when they came out of the presi Dent s office. Osorio however said he still was the general opinion among correspondents and officials ear Lier had been that an agreement was imminent. The Salvador radio remained on the air until nearly four o clock with announcements that it would carry broadcasts by both men after they reached an Accord. Spiritual singers die in plane crash two members of the Black Wood Brothers quartet a Well known Southern staging group died in a fiery plane crash at clan on ala., wednesday night the quartet entertaining at a peach festival in Clanton was slated to appear in Kingsport this Friday night. Also led in the crash was the son of a Clanton banker. The dead were r. W. Black Wood and Billy Lyles both of Memphis of the Blackwood Brothers and John Ogburn 18, of Clanton. The two singers were among several groups scheduled to take part later wednesday night in events climaxing the five Day annual Chilton county peach festival. Ogburn was the son of j. Archie Ogburn founder of the festival. The deaths brought the show of a premature close. The All night spiritual and gospel song program in Kings 3ort, at which the Blackwood 3rothers were to appear will be Leld on schedule with other Fea ured artists according to til Ford Salyer manager. The quartet had in Kingsport. The Blackwood Brothers had ust won the Arthur Godfrey Talent scout program in a new York appearance monday night. The quartet had a daily radio program in Memphis. The twin engine Beech Craft lit a bump on the runway at he Small municipal Field spec tors said and flopped Over and Cpl Odd in Fia Rass

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