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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - May 19, 1954, Kingsport, TennesseeDays City county 964 45 mind your motor manners Courtesy prevents accidents. Kingsport times vol. Al no. 99 phone 6-8131 Kingsport Tenn., wednesday May 19, 1954 22 pages it five cents the weather mostly Clear sides tonight Wisl Low around 50. Thursday sunny and warmer. Tuesday s High temperature 74 last night s Low 50 noon Reading 65 rainfall .95 Inch. Ike will not rescind secrecy order Andrew Johnson school contract is awarded Board approves for. I Senter announces for state Senate for Douglass by Bill Barnett times news writer a 10-room addition to Andrew Johnson elementary school will be built by Cassel Brothers Gen eral contractors for the Kingsport firm submitted the lowest of seven highly competitive bids opened by the Board of mayor and aldermen tuesday night. The highest asked for the work. The new whig at Johnson will parallel the front of the building and Wei be at right angles to the Side portion of the present a shaped Structure. It will in crease the school s capacity to 750 pupils. Allen n. Dryden architect said. Without delay the Board also authorized advertising for bids for equipment to be used in the addition when it is completed Bristol rep. Harry Seiner announced Here wednes Day that he is a candidate for the democratic nomination for senator from Sullivan and Haw Kins counties. Senter who has represented Sullivan county in the Tennes see House of representatives since 1951, thus became the third Man to seek the Senato rial Toga voluntarily abandoned by Charles m. Everhart of Kingsport. The other two candidates for the nomination in the August 5 primary Are Walter Moody of Sullivan gardens a former state senator and Lewis Chase of Kingsport. Although a vigorous opponent of gov. Frank Clement in the t ?9a3 general Assembly Senter m his announcement of his can Azul Luil w1ic11 Al to i Dryden said completion is sex Dudacy says he comes to Thevoz without and factional at petted by next christinas if no delays Are encountered. The Board also voted to go ahead with plans for a minor addition to Douglass school regardless of what changes in the City s school system eventually May come from a supreme court decision declaring segregation of pupils by race unconstitutional. Douglass is one of the City s newest schools and is situated in a Section of the City not convenient to any other City schools at present both arguments for retaining it in the City school system even though it might lers without any factional attachments or allegiance to special interest political observers had none placed Senter in the eventually cease to be exclusively a school for Dryden said plans for the Douglass addition Are ready and that he believed the work could be completed by next fall. Among other work tuesday lne night the Board 1. Authorized advertising for Browning Camp. Former gov. Gordon Browning is a candidate for the democratic nomination for governor Senter has attracted wide at Tention since the 1953 session by stump is unable to obtain Bond Fred stump 21, charged with truck weight increase measure and by his Long running feud with former senator Everhart who sponsored the truck Meas ure in the upper House. Ever Hart until recently was a vice president of the Mason Dixon lines. In his announcement Senter states i solemnly pledge that if i Lam elected the Senate seat for second senatorial District will be returned to the people and will no longer the the prop bids for paving an Alley connect ing Center new and Shelby streets and constructing Side walks along Bloomingdale Road. The action followed a Public hearing at which no one appeared to discuss materials to be used in the work. 2. Authorized advertising for bids for two new Public works department trucks. 3. Authorized Camp no. 2, Spanish american War Veter ans to sell carnations on the streets Friday and saturday. 4. Accepted the Low bid of the Gulf refining co. To Supply 8.000 Gallons of Premium Grade Gaso line to the City for 15.19 cents a gallon less a one per cent discount. Erty of opportunist groups and Industrial born in Bristol on the ten Nessee Side of the state line in 1911, Senter was educated in the Day june 2. Stump is charged with first received a Law degree from the University of Tennessee. Prompt armistice appears unlikely Geneva United states delegation was reliably reported today to have come to the conclusion that the communist bloc at the Geneva con Ference was not now night beat the 5. Passed on second agree to any prompt army Willlam Haupt and escaped transferred from the City jail Here to the county jail at Blountville tuesday afternoon police said. Gus White his 33-year-old companion at the scene of the shooting was released on Bond tuesday afternoon. Bond for the two men was set at each in general ses Sions court at noon tuesday on. Dual felony charges. They face charges in connection with two recent offences the sunday night Street Corner slaying and the robbery beating of a local storekeeper three Days earlier. Judge s. G. Gilbreath set Bond for each of the men at Public schools of the City and in connection with the slaying and on charges of robbery. Supreme court plans to hear arguments Early Washington supreme court is making plans to hear arguments on oct. Earliest possible the form of final decrees to carry out its decision ending Segre gation of negroes and Whites in Public schools. Court clerk Harold b. Will a said today he Hopes the arguments can be completed in one Day. The nine justices will then weigh the matter in closed con a frence before issuing the crees perhaps shortly after the arguments possibly months later. The court after ruling Mon Day that segregation of Public school pupils because of race violates the Constitution permitted delay in the final de crees to give officials in the Southern and Border states affected time to work out plans for segregation. District of Columbia officials announced yesterday they plan to integrate schools by the open ing of the new fall term. Presi Dent Eisenhower was quoted As expressing an interest and ask ing to be kept informed on Progress. Nothing in the court s opinion prevents such Steps to end segregation immediately. Directly involved in the cases on the court docket besides the District of Columbia Are South Carolina Virginia. Delaware and Kansas. Other states which re quire or permit segregation in Public schools were asked to file Friend of the court briefs by oct. 1 telling of their status on integration. The Only state to hint at open Defiance was Georgia. Atty. Gen. Eugene Cook said he would re fuse to take part in the october hearings. _ gov. Herman Tal Madge backing Cook called the hearing an invitation to select a knife to Cut our Heads while disappointment was elsewhere in the South to photo by Kesterson lightning causes firemen Battle a Blaze started by a Bolt of lightning during tuesday s thunderstorm. The Home on Holly drive sustained extensive damage. Request is made for new meters a police Survey of present parking habits and the reaction of Public opinion May determine whether parking meters Are extended to presently unmet red spaces along West Market and Clay streets. A assistant City manager c. K. Marsh told the Board of mayor alld aldermen tuesday night at the decision most officials that requests for the meters Felt the problem could be been received from three de out if approached gradually and reasonably. One Issue awaiting the octo Ber hearings is whether Inte Gration should be ordered immediately or gradually. Some court observers said it was most Likely that the supreme court itself would Issue detailed decrees where Neces an ordinance accepting a deed from the securities company for a sewer right of Way. 6. Authorized vice mayor slice in Indochina. The communists were believed to have decided to re Vanir their tactics in the face of Western diplomatic weakness k it the meeting in the absence Geneva and of the mayor Wimberly to execute spirit of defeatism on the fran sey As he stood at the Corner preliminary hearing in both sary rapier than asking the Aid cases is set for 10 . Wednes of special masters or of lower Federal courts. This would Speed up the final step. Observers said a state which fails by october to report Steps toward integration could be or dered forthwith to admit negroes to any of its schools. Several methods of enforcing the segregation ban were suggested yesterday by attorneys. Squires will consider degree murder in the slaying of h. T. Godsey 29, who died of Bullet wounds in front of a five Points restaurant sunday night. White is charged with being an accessory to the crime. Police said stump and White have also been identified As the two men who entered Church Well s fruit stand last thurs with in Cash. Stump and White were jailed monday morning after stump walked into the City police Sta Tion and surrendered. Stump admitted firing four shots at god temporary leases to Jack Haire and John r. Tranbarger for use co vietnamese Side in Indochina. Cherokee and Sullivan streets american delegation circles late sunday night. Stump said Bond refund at meet a special session of the sul Livan county court will be held at the courthouse in Blountville thursday night presiding judge Howard Poston said wednesday. The negotiations while the Viet-1 sense. Judge Poston said the Pur Minh rebels struck deeper into White later told police he Wasl pose of the session is to con the heart of the strategic red with stump at the time of Thel Sider approval of a new High River Delta. Shooting and witnessed it. I Way contract and the refunding these tactics Are regarded in Constable j. E. Upchurch said of Worth of school and u. S. Delegation circles As a very j the fruit stand operator visited dangerous game. How to combat i the police station and identified them at least the two men As his assailants. Road Bonds. The Highway con tract concerns the portion of the new 11-w superhighway to be was one of the subjects discuss Upchurch said he had filed j constructed West from Kings _ Ucic Gaudu Simca late oui Tuety Obj Iii Octis no wait Jiuu a Mcune of property acquired of me any Jsalud the to mrs killed the Man in self de it will begin at p. M. Lor future Highway purposes. I 7 approved a change in the City s contract with Kingsport housing authority providing separate water meters for each housing project. 8. Cancelled the recent Sale of a tax delinquent lot found to have been sold to a minor and authorized City treasurer j. R. Pecktal to sell two tax Delin quent lots previously advertised without Success for the amount of City taxes due on them. Anderson lawsuit May be test Case Nashville two year or four businessmen since the City started placing meters on the City Hall parking lot. Indications Are some of the All Day parkers have moved to curb spaces West of the lot Marsh said. However some of these May have been temporary moves until the lot is placed Back in service he said. The Board decided to wait and see. Before ordering any More meters. City manager d. W. Moulton said Kingsport already has More meters in use than most cities of its size. Parking ban placed on six City streets an ordinance restricting Park ing on a half dozen City streets and prohibiting left turns at one intersection was passed on Sec Ond Reading by the Board of six room House damaged by fire a six room log and cinder Block House owned and occupied by Bill Bridwell Holly drive Dorna court was severely dam aged by fire after lightning struck it tuesday afternoon. Walter Cline assistant chief of the Community fire depart ment said firemen battled the Blaze throughout the night extinguishing the last embers around . Wednesday am very Happy. That s wonderful the Lre broke out on the Sec. Juji Ond floor of the Home around . Tuesday after a Bolt of lightning hit a fuse Box Cline reds to free French nurse Geneva ins the vie Minh rebels announced today they would release Genevieve de Gal Ard Terra be the heroic French nurse who was the Only woman captured in the fall of Dien Bien Phu. Informed of the announcement by the vie Minh delegation to the Geneva conference the nurse s Mother Vico Tesse de Galard Terra be told International news in Paris i no indication As to when the nurse would be repatriated. She reportedly is still at Dien Bien Phu caring for the French Union wounded. A few Days before the fall of explained. Firemen fought the flames during a heavy downpour of rain and apparently had the Hopes hearing will continue and find fads Washington Eisenhower said today he has no intention whatsoever of relaxing or rescinding his secrecy order that led to suspension of the Mccarthy army hearings. Eisenhower Ako told a news conference he Hopes the hear Ings will resume and continue until the key principals have had a Chance to bring out All the facts and let the chips fall where they May. The president strongly indicated the army was acting on its than on White House orders in the events which led up to the head on clash Between High Pentagon officials and sen. Mccarthy r is. He said Secretary of the army Steven undoubtedly will make a statement about what Eisenhower called the disassociation be tween the army and higher lev Els of the administration. The president said he was astonished to find his secrecy order of monday had been used As a reason or an excuse to sus Pend the hearings. He said one of his main Pur poses in issuing his order was to keep the televised hearings on the rails to keep them from wandering off into a Side Issue. Eisenhower s order forbade army Counselor John g. Adams who was on the witness that time from giving details of a Jan. 21 meeting at which the army s problems with Mccarthy s Senate investigations subcommittee were discussed. John Adams had said previously that Sherman Adams top assistant to the president advised him at that meeting to draft a written record of the army s difficulties with Mccarthy Over alleged requests for special treat ment for pvt. G. David Schine. Shortly after the Eisenhower secrecy order was issued the hearings were suspended so that Senate investigators could try to get the president to withdraw modify or at least clarify it. Mccarthy contends he will be unable to present his Case unless he can show what role White House officials May have played in the army s bringing of pres sure charges against him. And aides Roy m. Cohn and Francis p. Carr. Acting chairman Mundt Fri so took on the assignment for working through Cline declared. The night he explained that the front he had a luncheon conference scheduled with atty. Gen. Brownell to discuss the matter. Dien Bien Phu on May 7 the fire under control by ., fortress commander. Brig. Gen. The Sald approximately four j the committee of determining Christian de Castries decorated Insul s later hic whether the presidential order the nurse with the legion of and the continued could be modified. Honor and the military medal. City Board approves Riverside poo fund a appropriation was made by the Board of mayor and aldermen tuesday night for operation of Riverview swimming Pool this summer. That amount was recommend a House was saved he declared portion of the dwelling was senators had come up strutted of logs. The fire had with the idea that perhaps spread through the Pulpy Inte Brownell could Issue a statement rior of the logs and shouldered about the Jan. 21 conference. John Hart testified that Brownell along with Sherman unnoticed for some four hours tuesday night before breaking out again he said. Three rooms on the rear of the House of cinder Block construction were not. Seriously damaged Cline said. All furniture in the de by the City recreation com Mission which figured the prob Able operating costs on the a is of the City s the Bridwell family was re ported to have been visiting in Bluefield w. A. When the fire i broke out. A neighbor. Mrs. R. L. Mavor and Al Clurn in Tum Dav operating the legion swimming jul a mayor and aldermen tuesday Blevis reported the Blaze. Night. Pool. The commission allowed the left turn prohibition is the fact that the new is. The intersection of West Centeri somewhat smaller and is not exp seeks Tva head Street and the Alley Midway be Pec cd to have As Manv users tween Broad and Shelby streets a5 the legion Pool City Man i Washington left turns already Are prohibited at the intersections of Center with Broad and Commerce streets. One new Street was added to the list of parking restrictions on the second Reading. Parking is prohibited on the Southwest cd at a Western big three Strat charges of robbery by City limits to the of Lincoln Street to facile egy meeting this morning. Ager d. W. Moulton said. Eisenhower said today he will against both men. County line. Riverview Pool paid for by name a Tva chairman As soon As private gift subscriptions will be he finds a Man who is Complete situated in the City s Douglass by non political professionally Park in the Riverview addition i Well qualified and with a general not far from Douglass school j philosophy approaching Eisen construction is not yet s own views on Public plated. But the Pool is expected Power. The Man s integrity must to be ready for use this summer j also be above reproach he added. City studies deed of easement offered by firm on. By pass Road a deed of easement offered by Penn Dixie vehicles now oper j rights of Way across three Par old Anderson county lawsuit j Cement corp for wholly within the Plant eels of land owned by Penn Dixie May become the test Case of the Long delayed by property to Cross the Road from i in Exchange for payment of Tennessee after s Road to Cross Penn Dixie one Pait of the Penn Dixie to the company by the City preme court ban of segregation has been ref cried to property to another without in addition to the right of in Public schools. A u. S. Court of appeals at Cincinnati May Rule shortly on the 1952 plea of five negro Stu dents that they be admitted to Anderson county White High schools. A ruling in favor of the Stu dents would open up All Tennes see s Public schools to negro pupils in effect said z. Alexander Looby one of two negroes on the City Council Here. Atty. Gen. Roy Beeler said after monday s ruling that it does not operate in Tennessee yet and would not until a test Case was brought Forth. Looby said yesterday the Anderson county Case would be such a test Case. Attorney m h. Marvin Par the bypass Road would connect state Highway 81 near area a of Holston ordnance works with u. S. Highway 11-w in old Kingsport. The project has been delayed by Long negotiations for a Section of the route now owned by the Federal government. Two Legal questions arose from the proposed Penn Dixie right of Way deed 1. It provided for continuance of a number of existing Utility easements across the right of Way. 2. It asked an easement for having to obtain License tags. Way Prospect. City manager d. There a question whether w. Moulton told the Board there the City could Grant the latter j is a possibility arrangements request since the requirement that License tags be bought for and displayed on vehicles trav Eling Public roads is a slate Law with which the City has no connection. Kingsport does not re quire City License tags for any vehicles. May be made for a dirt fill needed for part of the Road from a Plant site excavation. City forces would have to re move and later replace a barbed wire Fence to make room for truck hauling the dirt Moulton said. The Board authorized mov also will Check on in the Fence without delay. Whether there is anything any of the existing Utility ease ments which would prevent construction of a Public Road. The deed presented to the Board of mayor and aldermen tuesday night provides for meanwhile Sullivan county is reported going ahead with plans to obtain a Section of right of Way outside the City limits. The state already has built a Bridge across Reedy Creek As its part of a joint agreement. Tale movement of traffic be tween Lincoln and Wilcox drive. Restrictions already provided in the new ordinance would pro Hibit parking on either Side of West Center Street from Shelby Street to the Western City Lim its on the East Side of East Sevier Avenue Between Mill Street and Eastman Road on either Side of Lamont Street from Watauga Street to Waverly Road. On the East Side of Lamont Street from Waverly Road to Garden drive. Ola Avenue from Waverly Road to Garden drive and on the West Side of Charlemont Avenue from Watauga to Broad. The Charlemont Avenue re Striction would be relaxed on sundays to provide parking space for churchgoers. Labor Leader bombed Paducah by. Al i labor loader Harold Watson and his family escaped injury last night when a blast was set off at their Home. The mysterious explosion dam aged the Watson Home and near by residences. It occurred about Midnight. Doyle Huffaker Tec supervisor Dies Here Doyle Huffaker 45. Died of a heart attack wednesday at 6 . At his Home 2132 memorial per visor of Acety lation plastic Esters in the . Division at Tennessee Eastman company for the past eight years. He was a member of the 25-year club at Tec. Survivors include his wife mrs. Evelyn Bowman Huffaker two Sisters mrs. Boyd under Wood and mrs. Paul styles and one brother Rollen Huffaker All of Kodak Tenn. Funeral services will be at 2 . Friday from the first meth Odist Church. The Rev. A. Brabston and the Rev. Glenn will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery. Additional details can be found on Page 19. Doyle Huffaker Adams and ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge or. Were among those attending it. Eisenhower s assertion that Secretary Stevens would have a statement about the disassociation of the army charges and that meeting seemed to dim the Prospect of any Brownell state ment. The president did not make Clear whether he meant Stevens would Issue a written statement or would make an Oral state ment to the subcommittee. Stevens has been a witness be for the group and could go Back to make such a statement. Eisenhower s stand that he would not rescind his order was not unexpected. Nationalists claim Mig in dogfight Taipei chinese nationalist and communist planes waged a furious new dogfight Over Tachen Island in the North Ern Formosa Strait today and one russian built Mig-15 Jet was unofficially reported shot Down. The nationalist air Force announced in Taipei that All eight of its participating aircraft re turned safely to their base on Formosa Island this afternoon. The report that one of the eight communist Mig jets had been shot Down in the dogfight remained unconfirmed up until a late hour. The nationalist planes that clashed with the speedier migs were All propeller driven world War ii models. The sky Duel the latest of a series of air and naval patrol clashes Between nationalist and communist units off the province coast of the red China Mainland. Three communist gunboats were sunk in naval clashes Dur ing the past two Days the nationalists announced

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