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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - March 5, 1954, Kingsport, TennesseeDeathless Days City county 889 28 do you carry proper reflectors or flares for night emergencies vol. Al no. 46 sport t phone Circle 6-8121 Kingsport term., Friday March 5, 1954 12 pages cents the weather Cloudy with some Light Snow Likely. Saturday Cloudy and Rah or cold. Thursday night s Low 21 degrees noon temperature Fri Day 32 degrees. Tonight s Low 27 to 32 degrees. 000 fire hits Sulliva flames devour part of Sullivan High this left of front Senate to probe Macarthu Case Washington Al nil Senate internal Security sub committee has launched a full scale investigation of conditions surrounding the abrupt dismissal of Gen. Douglas Macarthur by sex president Harry s. Truman. Macarthur himself May be invited to testify. A Senate source said the Pacific hero would be a logical witness but added that there is no Way to know definitely if he be called until the inquiry develops a former Macarthur aide re tired army col. Laurence e. Bunker testified in secret yesterday before the subcommittee headed by sen. William e. Jenner on the basis of Bunker s Testi Mony a Senate source said investigators Are trying to get hold of a substantial number of documents but he would not say what they covered. Bunker now a Wellesley mass. Lawyer has Given Jenner and Charles Grimes chief sub committee counsel what he Calls the real Story of Macart Hur s firing As far East commander on april 11, 1951, and his recall at a crucial stage of the korean War. Bunker testified for 90 min utes at a closed door hearing yesterday but Jenner and sub committee attaches were unusually reticent about his disclosures. One official said however that some research will be required before an open hearing can be held. As for Macarthur the official said he would be a logical and added of course there would be no one to Stop him if he asks to Macarthur was ousted follow ing publication of a letter he wrote to rep. Joseph w. Mar tin jr., now speaker of the House criticizing these vere restrictions imposed upon him in the korean fighting. Later Macarthur charged in in unforgettable appearance be fore Congress that the u. S. Was fighting without a Victory plan in Korea and that his strategy which would have included bombing red bases in Man Churia had been rejected. Suspect surprised in break in attempt three men captured an cd in the Middle of a break in shortly after Midnight Fri Day morning at the Tranbarger Gulf service station Here and held him till police arrived. The suspect a 28-year-old Kingsport Man was Only re leased from the Penitentiary in january on a sentence for breaking and entering and has a number of previous convictions capt. B. F. Cutshall says. The Man was surprised by an employee of the station and two companions who came by and saw him squatting by the Cigar Ette machine. They broke out the Glass of the front door to get to him police said. Capt. Cutshall said about to in pennies was found on the Man which apparently had been taken from the Cash Regis Ter. Cutshall and patrolman Paul Bowers made the arrest. Police said the Man would be taken before the grand jury at Blountville Friday. Molotov blasts Allied defences London ins the soviet Union observed the first anniversary of Josef Stalin s death today with eulogies of the late Premier and a Stalin Type blast at the Western defense Alliance. While soviet newspapers published pictures of Stalin and editorials praising him As the the great Continuer of Lenin s foreign minister v. M. Molotov issued a Long statement accusing the United states of trying to dominate the world through the North Atlantic pact. Molotov s statement distributed soviet news Agency Tass was officially a lengthy commentary on the re cent big four foreign ministers conference in Berlin. But Molotov used the occasion to assert far As the so Viet Union was indo chinese War and not the korean War and armistice would be the first order of business at the Geneva Confer ence. In fact the foreign minister said the main object of the Geneva meeting would be to end the eight year indo Chin. War and assure the National rights of the indo chinese people presumably meaning the communist led vie Minh rebels. Molotov s statement threw cold water on Western Hopes of Success at Geneva. Observers said the u. S. Almost certainly would that Korea and not the Agenda at Geneva. Cab grounds Godfrey for 6-month period Washington civil aeronautics Board examiner to Day ordered Arthur Godfrey s flying permit to be suspended for six months. Albert h. Ruppar the examiner said the Public interest re quires the suspension of god Frey s Pilot certificate because the radio and television Star buzzed the control Tower at Teterboro Airport n. J., last Jan. 1. This officials decided created a collision Hazard. Britain christens new Long Range sub Barrow in Furness eng land new Roya Navy submarine powered by Hydro Gen peroxide and said to be Cap Able of crossing the Atlantic submerged at a Speed of 34 knots was launched today at the bar Row shipyards. The new addition to Britain s undersea Fleet was christened the admiralty refused to Dis close details of the super submarine s Workings or its expected performance. 4 puerto Picans on arraignment Washington four puerto rican nationalists accused of wounding five Congress men in monday s wild shooting spree face a court this after noon. Each has an Opportunity to answer to a 10-count indict ment but their formal arraign ment May be postponed if they have not arranged for attorneys to represent them. Amid indications of official concern yesterday that presi Dent Eisenhower and others May have been marked for terrorists attacks atty. Gen. Brownell Dis closed the Justice department is studying possible ways to proceed against members of the Small financial puerto rican nationalist party. Brownell told a news Confer ence he. Could not go into de tails because of the critical nature of the situation with indictments pending against those arrested last Washington police made two recommendations to Congress in a report yesterday 1. That the special Capitol police Force members of which Are now appointed by legislators As part of their patronage be replaced by a professional body. 2. That a bulletproof Glass i Barrier be installed around the Public galleries. The four puerto Picans Are charged with assault with in tent to kill and assault with a dangerous weapon on the five representatives felled. The defendants Are Lolita Lebron Rafael cancel Miranda -25 Andres Figueroa Cor Dero 29, and Irving Flores Rodriguez 28, All of new City. Dud explosion in Korea kills six . Marines Wilson and Joe Exchange barbs Washington ins the Korea mortar Shell Between sen. Joseph r. My which exploded when dropped accidentally at a training lec Ture killed six u. S. Marines and wounded 30 yesterday it was announced today. The Shell presumably was an enemy missile. The instructor was showing How an american made fuse could be adapted to it and apparently thought it had been made harmless a division spokesman said. Batchelor charged san Antonio Tex. Fourth army Headquarters announced today that Cpl. Claude Batchelor the i who temporarily preferred communism has been charged with collaborating with the enemy. The announcement said that a pre trial investigation will be undertaken shortly to determine whether the evidence justifies trial by court martial. Batchelor is in custody at fort Sam Houston in san Antonio where he reported wednesday for a routine medical checkup after spending several Days at his Kermit Tex., Home. The fourth army announce ment emphasized that the charges As preferred do not involve the sex prisoner of War s refusal to be repatriated. Batchelor is alleged to have violated three articles of the uni form code of military Justice including giving Aid and Comfort to the enemy by collaborating with the enemy while in prison Camp. Plane with 20 aboard missing Carthy and the Eisenhower administration kept up its steam Marseilles u. air Force transport with 20 per j sons aboard disappeared thurs a Day on a flight from Rome to Germany and an Armada of j a wide area for wreckage and survivors the air sea search seriously hampered by heavy Rains and Strong winds was concentrated on the area Between the Island of Alps today fuelled by a new Exchange Between the Wisconsin Republican and defense Secretary Charles e. Wilson. The controversy Over the Sena Tor s handling of witnesses Frohip a a via or the army Mareci up again yester Day when defense Secretary Charles e. Wilson told a news conference it is just Plain Tom Myron to say that the army is coddling communists. Mccarthy replied that he has never made such a charge against the army As be added however it has been established beyond any possibility of a doubt. That certain individuals in the army have been protecting promoting covering up and honorable Dis charging known Mccarthy declared that he cannot imagine that the re publican party would become split Over his verbal clashes on this Point with president Elsen Hower army Stevens and now Wilson. The Senate investigating sub committee headed by the wis one convicted in whisky Case by Paul Williams Blountville South criminal court jury Here after of Marseilles. Search and Rescue operations under of air Force Mai. John h. Mork 38, of Minne Apolis were entered at Marseilles. At least 19 Usan planes were in the air by noon today and the French and italian air forces had sent units to join the search for the twin engined c-47. Two italian naval vessels sailed from leghorn to comb the sea East of Sardinia and Corsica. The plane was bound for bit Burg air Force base in the Rhineland when it left Rome noon Friday returned verdicts on two Kingsport negroes charged with possessing whisky. Of Ca. Skol a pre Dawn fire of undetermined origin completely destroyed Over one half of Sullivan High school this morning. The Blaze was confined to the old Section front of the building with damage estimated at 000. The estimate was made by school officials and a construction firm executive who was familiar with the building residents of the Sullivan Gar Dens Community said the Blaze was discovered shortly after 5 a. In. One of the first to the Blaze was Lester Bales who had spent the night at his father s Home across the Street from the school. Bales said he was eating breakfast and heard a noise and went to the front door and saw flames leaping from the school. To said the Center of the fire seemed to be in the area of the auditorium. Sam Shanks who lives next door to the Bales Home was also one of the first to see the flames. Shanks and others said the Telephone service was out in Sullivan burdens this morning and he drove to Kingsport to notify the City fire department of the Blaze. The Kin sport fire depart ment said the records show the fire was reported at . Bales and others managed to get the Sullivan gardens fire truck or. The scene but he said there were six inexperienced men trying to do it and we did not do too a Short time later regular members of the fire department arrived and took Over. The six Conslyn senator summoned six yesterday morning on a routine1 month witnesses to testify at a Public flight. The four Man Crew and guilty and recommended for two years in the Penitentiary. L. Relaford about 27, was found rot guilty. They were charged with possessing 18 Gallons of in stamped Moonshine whisky. Kingsport patrolman Sam Davis testified he had searched Skaggs House in june 1953, and found the whisky in a closet. Davis said when he arrested Skaggs next Day the Man said lie was keeping for Relaford and that was paying a hearing this morning on alleged communist infiltration of the Federal telecommunications Laboratory at Nutley n. Two of the witnesses were described As Mccarthy contended that his differences with the administration have been blown out of All proportion by what he Ca led Truman party elements who he charged want to get republicans fighting among them 16 of them All based at bit Burg or none of them was identified. Eimas Airport on the Island of Sardinia reported receiving a message from the c-47 yesterday afternoon. The Pilot said he had changed course to avoid a storm. Usan Headquarters at wies Baden said there were four offi cers nine airmen and three civilians on the c-47 s passenger list. They saved band instruments who started the equipment were Lee Skaggs 27, was found Pray cd by fire Len Lor Uler work. Sub freezing weather hampered firemen in fighting the Blaze since they had to also Bat in ice which formed quickly from the Hose lines. Jim Norton assistant football coach who lives near the school was also one of the first to no Tice the fire and he said he went to the principal s office and tried to save records and files but could t find . He said he was hindered by the Lark of Light and was using matches for illumination. He failed to get any files out since the cabinets were too heavy for him to move alone. Consumed by the flames were nine classrooms including the new Home economics depart ment offices auditorium teach ers lounge infirmary Utility room four rest rooms athletic office band room shop mechanical drawing room and heating system Bill Caton head coach said. School officials were meeting today to work out plans to take the court instructed the jury that under the Law testimony on Skaggs statement could be used As evidence against Skags but could not be used As Evi Dence against Relaford. On the witness stand Skaggs repudiated the statement alleged by the Law. He said a Man came to his Back door and said. I am going to leave some cases for you Here and i will pay you Skaggs said he recognized the Man s voice taut did t know who he was or what was in the cases. Judge Thomas h. Rogan twice care of the 600 slide lots Fol. Ule overruled a motion by the of ule schoo some of sense attorney for a directed verdict of not guilty for rela the classes will probably be held in the remaining part of the in Usu Juja l i Ford because of insufficient while Are i31001 to be transferred to other in his final argument the schools prosecuting attorney said Skaggs it u of to have the had made the statement to Back by Law officer and now he is fal a school Board meant sifting his tale said in the Case begun thursday afternoon a jury acquitted a Man of a charge of Drunken the building was remodeler last summer at a Cost of approximately which included driving and Public drunkenness the new Nom e economics depart under the influence of a Barbiturate derivative j j j several students gathered at Bishop pleaded guilty scene was at its height and with and faces watched their school Burn Down. There were tears in the eyes of some of the girls. We Are always kidding about wanting the school to Burn one boy said but now that it is happening it is not the glow of the fire was Visi ble in Kingsport and Bristol. Answering the alarm in addition to the Sullivan gardens fire department was one truck from Kingsport one from Community fire department and one from Tennessee Eastman com Pany. The Kingsport life saving Crew also answered the Call. To a Drunken driving charge and received a s50 Fine and 30 Days in jail. He was arrested by the c. D. Hamby following a wreck on Bloomingdale Road. A charge of affray against Fred stump was not prosecuted by agreement. Sustan is wounded in bomb explosion Rabat Morocco ins an i Agency France Presse report said that Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Arafa was wounded to Day by a bomb explosion at mar c very Little was saved from the the Sultan suffered a head building. Several band instr wound while inside the mosque menu chairs Power tools and other Light equipment was saved at Marrakech where he was of Fering his Friday moslem prayer. A Alaoui the pro French Ber Iber Pasha of Marrakech who but practically All equipment was lost. The part of the building also was in the mosque escaped burned was the original Struc harm. Elalaoui also escaped injury recently when some hand Gre Mary Lou Overbay Ginger Gass Jeanette Conkin Shirley Fields Fatsy Davidson Nades were mosque. Tossed inside the lure which was opened in 1931. The gymnasium two remaining wings which were built later Are of fire resistant material

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