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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - June 23, 1940, Kingsport, Tennessee Reward offered for names not listed in census Here the weather Kentucky and in id warmer in East portion us Iulus Imon stay partly Cloudy followed by local tvs to croon Thunder Shower. Slightly warmer in Sast portion sunday monday fair rising temperature. Home edition vol. Xxv june cents Ance signs acceptance Amaz terms w i 50 cents per name offered offering fifty cents each for Unic Naused names civic minded Kingsport business men today inaugurated an intensive last minute Campaign to boost Kingsport s Cen sus figures to the highest possible notch. Convinced that n High showing in the census list will be of in estimable value in advertising Kingsport is n vigorous and grow ing City business men Here Are making this offer in order to pro Mote the town s Best interests. Sponsors of the plan especially emphasized that persons omitted by the census takers must turn in their names with fill possible Speed if they wish to take advantage of the 50 cent award. Unless submitted at i Cist 2-1 hours before census figures for Kingsport Are released names will not be eligible. Ollic of closed delay is extremely inadvisable it was pointed out since the office of Frank Dungan District census supervisor closed for tabulation of results last monday. Announce ment of estimates my to expected it any moment. In addition to those Olio submit omitted Chimes Between now and the closing hour nil those uncounted in the regular census who have turned in mimes since the closing of the census office Insl monday will also receive co cents additional names will be Valu Able to Kingsport no mutter How they Are turned in but to be Eligi ble for the award persons omitted by the Chi monitors must submit their names through the times office either by using the attached Coupon or by telephoning the times. 6000. Each name turned in will be sent to the proper office for checking. If found unlisted the person will be officially included Sincl will receive the award announced. The Kingsport times to the Best of my knowledge and belief i Honvo not been included in the 16th decennial Cen sus of population which has just been taken in this Community. In addition to myself there Are also members of my family who have been omitted. Signed Street address note if you have moved to the above address since april 3, 1940, please give Tho following information former address Date of change experts cover gop convention for the times when the Republican National convention opens in Philadelphia monday the King sport Timon will be represented by Brilliant Nam Lytle Cal writers and expert photographers who will present Complete coverage of that highly interesting event for the Benefit of Kingsport readers. Brian Bell chief of the washing ton Bureau of Tho associated press will direct coverage for that Agency. Ernest Vaccaro will write the ton Nessee stories. Vac Tiro has covered the state legislature and is Well known in Tennessee. Abo aiding the a will be John m. Elfr Howe formerly Tennessee state editor for the a and William b. A Dory formerly located in Tho Nashville offices. Bruce Cotton whose column appears on the times editorial Page daily and John t. Up Lynn financial expert will write for the times. Herbert l. Block who under the name of her bloc. Will draw his daily cartoon for Uin times from his room in Phlon Dolph a pictures will to rushed to Kings port from convention Hull where the Nea ammo scr Viec will keep eight photographers Busy. If you arc not n regular sub Scriber Telephone 6000 and have the k times started immediately. For worried Over allies losing Fleet Hyde Park n. Roosevelt was understood tonight to have received from naval experts Rint n showing that if Germany tools the French Fleet the Axis nations would Honvo a combined sea Power greater than that of the United states. The president was represented As very much concerned with this problem of relative naval strength As it affects the Western Hemi sphere. The rough figures indicate in addition that should the British Navy full into the hands of the Axis Powers their superiority at sea Over the United states would be in the ratio of two and one third to one. Big Parade is slated for july 4th the annual american legion carnival always an attractive event for thousands of men women and children in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia will get under Way at 7 p. Next thursday for n ten Day period. Preparations for the carnival and a git int fourth of july Celebration in conjunction with local Mer chants already have been started is Riding devices became evident on the carnival lot at the Corner of Broad and Center streets. In Addi Tion Street decorations have been placed on a few of the Street Light standards with Tho entire City to be decorated prior to july 4th. Both the american legion and re Tail merchants announced they Are planning the most elaborate Cele bration in the City s history. During carnival week the july Celebration will be the High Light of activities. A tentative pro Gram Calls for a Parade with All entries to be decorated. The local National guard units also will participate. Tho program committee has engaged six bands and Bugle corps which will Render concerts at Vari Ous places in the downtown Section throughout the Day. A Large num ber of professional clowns have been employed who will perform in addition to in air show balloon ascension fireworks and Amateur contests for entertainment of the huge crowds. Attractions of various sorts and descriptions have been planned not Only in the downtown Section but also at the civic auditorium and legion Pool. There will be a base Ball game Between teams in the appalachian league and special drum and Bugle corps drills. At 8 h. The activities will get underway with a 21-gun Salute to the Flag. All in All local merchants say the july 4th attractions will surpass any entertainment Ever offered Here. During carnival week the legion will offer a Largo variety of entertainment with added concessions on the mid Way. Rides still consist of Tho tilt a whirl Ferris wheel swings merry co round. Kiddie redo Bingo Concession shooting Gal Lery and other concessions. The feature of Tho carnival will be daily performances of Lea cat tiers two acrobats who perform on i slender steel Rod High n Hove the crowds. Many other at also will be offered. Gop s set to select leaders con tenders for the Republican presidential nomination arrived in this carnival Bent convention City today denying fast flying rumours of impending and looking for Ward to the party s first wide open contest for the nomination since 1920. Wendell Wilkic the new York utilities Man risen from dark horse ranks Thomas e. Dewey the Young new York District attorney who swept the preference primaries and senator Robert a. Taft of Ohio fresh from the firing line in Washington arrived to join senators styles Bridges Frank Gannett and governor Arthur h. James of Penn Sylvania contenders who had previously taken up their quarters Here. Senator Vandenberg of Michigan was not due until tomorrow. Rush of delegates with them came a Rush of Dele Gates and party Camp followers who jammed hotel lobbies bars and restaurants talking excitedly of this Rumor or that and arguing end Lessly about platform planks and candidates. Dewey holding a press Confer once said flatly there was no truth in reports that his forces were teaming up with those of senator Tatt in an Effort to Stop asked whether he would accept a vice presidential nomination he said i Trust the question is at the same time platform sub committees were at work behind closed doors including the group at work on the foreign affairs Plank. All the groups had been advised to have their planks ready for presentation to the drafting committee by Early evening. Alf m. Landon chairman of the foreign affairs sub committee asserted however that that was impossible in his Case. Needs time London s View repeatedly expressed has been that the Plank should not be written hurriedly because of the Uncertain status of events abroad. The Plank is expected to emphasize peace and preparedness urge some degree of assistance to the allies and stress the Republican party As the peace party u. S. Warns japs against attack on indo China Washington United states government made it Plain today As news dispatches from the Orient reported japanese troops were moving toward French indo China that it would regard any attempt to alter that Colony s status by Force As a threat to peace in the entire Pacific area. Questioned at a press conference about the reported japanese activities Secretary of state Hull said he knew nothing More than the press reports but called attention to his previous statements concern ing maintenance of the status quo in the Pacific. In the Field of foreign policy modern chivalry expensive item would been cheaper for William Foley to have bought an umbrella he emerged from a. Tavern with i Perl Friend today into an unexpected rain. La iving the girl in the doorway to dashed across the Street to his automobile hopped in drove Back across Tho it ret and up Over the sidewalk. There his Friend untouched by Tho pattering drops stepped in. A policeman More concerned with truffle than chivalry provided an ii cart to the police station. Foley who his address As Omaha neb., was fined 525. Windsors to Madrid Barcelona Duke and Duchess of Windsor left Here today for Madrid with a retinue of live persons. They planned to Dine at Zarzgoza and possibly spend the night there. Two children and Man Hurt in accidents two children and an adult were injured the latter seriously in separate motor vehicle accidents reported saturday by City police i and county officers. I Paul Deakins 20, Kingsport was said by attending physicians to have suffered a deep laceration Over the left Eye about 31 p. Friday when he fell out of the car in which he was Riding. Officers said the Accident occurred on the Johnson City Highway about five Miles South of Kingsport officers quoted the youth As saying he was Riding in the front seat of a car when the door flew open causing me to be thrown to the he was admitted to the Hospital emergency treatment revealed what physicians said was danger of loss of eyesight in the left Eye. Minor injuries the children Lucille Brooks 4, and Robert Brooks 2, both of Kingsport suffered minor injuries in an Accident Friday at 6 p. At the intersection of Cherokee and new streets patrolman Bill Fletcher reported. Fletcher said the two children were standing on the floorboards in the Driver s compartment when a collision occurred with a car driven by g. L. King. The two children suffered minor injuries about the head when they were thrown against the Windshield the officer said. The car in which the Brooks children were Riding was driven by their father Harry Brooks according to the officer. Fletcher said the Accident was caused when the King car headed toward five Points on Cherokee started to make a left turn into new Street when a collision occurred with Tho Brooks ear headed South on Chero Kee. Both cars were damaged the officer said. Nearer Home Hull said that All the 20 other american republics had replied favourably in principle to this government s suggestion that they consult shortly on problems growing out of the european War. Leaders meet to plan drive for War Relief a meeting of a group of local citizens interested in the red Cross drive for War Relief funds will be hold in the director s room of the first National Bank monday at 1 p. M., according to an announce ment by a. D. Brockman chair Man of the red Cross finance com Mittee for the Kingsport chapter. Or. Brockman pointed out in calling the meeting that with in creasing demands we should con Sider other methods of increasing donations for War Relief than the acquiring of funds through Volun tary donations. The local chapter already has More than to the National organization out of its own chapter which made up two quo tas assigned the chapter during the past two months. It was the desire of the finance committee to re fund the Treasury from local voluntary contributions without the necessity of putting on a sustained drive. Although Volun tary contributions for War Relief have been received by the finance committee the total is less than while More than re Mains in arrears so far As the chapter Treasury is concerned. Or. Brockman did not indicate what methods for raising the Money would be discussed at the meeting but it is expected that the launching of a sustained drive would not be unlikely. 300-Pound bomb found at Bridge depth bomb which did not explode was discovered today under the Harahan Bridge across the River Between Arkansas and Tennessee. It weighed 300 pounds. Policemen who found it after a telephoned tip took it to Headquarters in a squad car. It was identified As the Leaden weight which is used to measure the River s depth. Solons object to Knox warship construction program to make the american Navy the great est assemblage of sea Power the world has Ever known was voted by the House today after scarcely two hours debate. The Swift action together with final congressional approval of a tax measure Bill and a emergency appropriation for the army and Navy shared attention at the Capitol with reports of Strong opposition within the sen ate naval committee to Confirma Tion of colonel Frank Knox s Nomi nation to be Secretary of the Navy. The naval committee voted at a closed session to ask Knox to appear before it for questioning on his views toward United states pol icy and the War. One member who said he favored approval of the nomination told reporters that an informal poll indicated that if a vote were taken today the Nomina Tion would be rejected 11 to 5, await statement whether or not the committee approves the nomination., this Mem ber said May depend on Knox s statement of his attitude toward possible United states intervention in the european War. The Navy expansion Bill swept through the House with a chorus of j ayes on a voice vote. The exact number of new ships proposed in it is a military secret. There have been unofficial Esti mates however that completion of the program together with other naval construction already authorized would give the United states a Fleet of 618 warships capable of meeting simultaneous threats in the Atlantic and Pacific. In addition to heavy combat ships the Bill also would authorize acquisition of air planes construction of of Small Harbor defense Craft and tons of auxiliary vessels. Informed sources said the latter would include a new fast Type of ship capable of carrying on completely equipped detachments of marines including their tanks and artillery. Must have of the Bill also stipulates that no ship boat or vessel in the Navy or being built now or hereafter could be sold or otherwise disposed of or be chartered or scrapped without the consent of Congress. Senate consideration of the Bill is not expected until after the political conventions at the earliest. There was no official word of any expression of views on the know nomination at the meeting of the Senate naval committee. Chairman Walsh d., mass merely announced after the closed session that it had been decided unanimously to summon Knox for questioning on his views and that the hearing probably would be held on july 1. It was reported authoritatively however that it was proposed in the session that the committee is stage is is this picture made in 1918 Shoals Allied leaders then triumphant Over Germany leaving the railway car in which marshal Foch handed armistice terms to German envoys. Shown second from right in i onh and second fran left his aide Maximo a Eyrand. In this same cur Chancellor Hitler of Germany presented French envoys with German armistice terms in 1940. First Section new Highway is now open City Engineer Oscar King said saturday that the first Section of the new 20 foot Concrete slab be tween the intersection of the John son City Highway and lament Street had been opened for traffic and can be used As a Means of avoiding the unpaved East end of Watauga. The slab was poured during the past week in connection with wid ening the two highways inside the City limits. King said the entire strip from the intersection to East Sullivan Street has been completed and will be open for traffic use within eight Days. Beginning monday King said state engineers will supervise pour ing of the second 20-foot strip starting at the intersection of the Johnson City Highway and exter.sue a Public statement to the effect ing to East Sullivan Street. The that it intended to inc Stigale Knox s new strip will be on the South Side views and if it found that he of the present location of the Bris favored intervention it would reject his nomination. See Knox Pago 10 Tol Highway which will be repaired and resurfaced in sections in order see Highway Page 10 nazis describe Britain As Ripe for storming As pressure increased on Island by air sea legion Pool to sponsor swim classes every person a swimmer and every swimmer a life will be the of the management of legion Pool City owned and oper ated recreation Center according to Bob Beck manager who announced saturday the program Aims and facilities for the ensuing season. In order to carry out the plan Beck declared All swimmers will be divided into three classes beginners second class swimmers and first class swimmers. He said that or. Friday morning of each week tests will to Given for the three classes in the Hope that All persons using the Pool will attempt to pro Gress to the extent of passing All the tests. Swimmers in the beginner s class fighting goes on in France by the associated press British prime minister Winston Churchill made a. Flaming Appeal today to frenchmen everywhere to fight on at Britain s Side against Germany despite French capitulation last night to a. German armistice which he said no free and ind Epen e n t French government could have accepted. Frankly going Over the Heads of the Bordeaux government Churchill said that the German terms if accepted by All frenchmen would Force the French to work against their Al lies would use the soil of Franco As a Means of attacking Britain and would turn the French Navy and Empire Over to Germany. Despite All this he declared Britain will cherish the cause of the French and a British Victory is France s Only Hope for restoration and Freedom. Actually the terms of the document which wet eyed French plenipotentiaries signed last night in the gloomy Depths of Compi Egno Forest were not disclosed. Hard but honorable the French government described them As hard but that if they had not been honorable France would have rejected them. Actual fighting in the once Lovely cities and Countryside of Franco continued on its weary course and will not cease until six hours after the French have concluded an armistice with Italy Germany s newly belligerent ally. The French delegates flew to Italy to hasten this consumption. The French government declared that the fighting was not in vain As it had enabled France to hold out for a Soldier s peace with Germany. Marshal Henry Philippe fetal a the Premier who requested that peace got a. Vote of Confidence from the French Senate. France s ally great Britain gave proof of her determination to fight on alone and unconquered by announcing heavy Aerial attacks on German s great Krupp armament works at Essen and on air plane factories and storage plants at Bremen Kassel Rothenburg and Gottinger. Actual combat Between the Ger mans and the French is not to end until six hours after the French sign an armistice with Italy to so newly belligerent ally of Ger Many. Fly to Italy to hasten thai cons Malion the French plenipotentiaries flew immediately toward Italy for a con is will be Given instruction each Ference with Premier Mussolini. Tuesday and thursday morning be Only when ii Ducc too has been ginning . The instnic-1 satisfied will there be an end to Tion will be free for those holding season tickets or individual admission tickets. Beck said that private the deadly struggle which in a Little More than a month Hus put half of France and substantially All Berlin the cited a Pawn England is Ripe nazi Well informed quarters said tonight. As this View widened in Germany the Day s communique told of in creased pressure against England from the air on the sea. Forest helped the German army to make the French military position More hopeless German sources said. Germany is in Possession of excellent air bases along the French and belgian coast Dienst aus nearly 100 bombers roared Over deutschland pointed out in develop English coast communities last ing its thesis that England is Ripe night in another mass Demontra for Tion of air Power. They will go Trade crippled Back. More than 30 percent of Allim the German press emphasized ports and exports of the British that adequately based planes need Isles have been stopped since the entry of Italy into the War and the collapse of France it said. Eighteen ships now Are needed to bring the same amount of food from Australia that one ship for Merly could bring from Denmark the news service continued while 90 percent of the Ore import has been halted. Not fear sea Power. Blockade imposed the service Dienst aus deutschland declared that England is an subject for attack in that it is a. Setup for Quick destructive air forays for Block Ade. The news service added eng land is being Defeated by one of its own weapons moreover every hour of delay in the French decision at comping be chickens and Pis must be slaughtered there is no shipping space to bring in feed for them. Cruiser damaged the communique said 25 enemy pianos were brought Down june 21, some in the air some on the ground. Shipping totalling tons were destroyed by submarines in addition to the sinking of an English transport of tons. The British air ministry today announced the ton German Battle Cruiser had been damaged off the norwegian coast the High command announced also that More than 200.000 prison ers were taken in the Lorraine Vosges sectors alone and that 260 planes on various air Fields were seized. Four French submarines were seized in be Havre Harbor. Prisoners included High ranking and military officers. The air raids Over England were reported As particularly successful at Belling Harn. A. Northumberland armaments Center and along the thames and Humber Rivers where Oil storage tanks were fired. Swimming instructions will be Given of Hel. ,.irh Industry in German Hii mls at n. Cost of untold casualties Hob. Sides. Italy look a More Active part ill flip War yesterday by sending four Waves of bombing planes against the British base at Floxan scheduled to begin june and continue for two weeks. New classes mers passing the beginner s tests will be Given a red Cross badge. Those who pass the second class tests will receive cards or diplomas. Beck said and those passing first class tests described As similar to red Cross swimming tests also will receive cards or diplomas. The regular red Cross life Sav ing tests new Are being Given for juniors and seniors. Beck . A following the two week period t new classes will be started and Luria Egypt and also bombing i continued in the same Titi French Somaliland. Damn go throughout the season. All described As slight. Both French and British Fleet units fought Back. The French humiliation before the Power of Adolf Hitler was sealed in the. Same old comp Legno Woods where loser to France s marshal Foch on nov. 11. 191p. The historic moment of this new armistice web put at p. Clifio a. A. . The signer for Germany was col. Gen Wilhern Keitel chief of the nazi High command und for France general Charles Huntziger. Frenchman weeps one of the French wept. Adolf Hitler was not hero. He. Hud met the French on Fri Day in the old railway ear of marshal inc i whore the Ger Nivins signed a. Loser s peace in the War to Tell them of his Damn nor. Then he pc ill spoke briefly ii tribute to the French dead and see Alv Justice second started class later is scheduled to be in the summer for those interested in life saving and who have missed the first tests. Beck said that swimmers passing the red Cross tests receive emblems from National red Cross Headquarters. City officials report that Patron age at the Pool this season is far ahead of other years. It was pointed out that the water used is the a City drinking and purified by filtration and chemical treatments. A change is made every eight minutes

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