1974-07-12 Kingsport(TN)Times-News Endorsements, Money on Candidates' Minds_9

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KING8POKTHMESI Endorsements, Money On Candidates 9 Minds By United Press International Hudley Crockett has become the last major candidate candidate for Governor of Tennessee Tennessee to promise to make public his campaign contributions. contributions. Crockett, one of 12 can- didats for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, said in Memphis Thursday night that he would stand by his earlier commitment to make campaign financing financing records public if other candidates did so. "It now appears that at least all the major candidates candidates will," the former aide to the late Gov. Buford Ellington said, "so I am going going to stand by my commitments." commitments." Crockett said he has not decided how or when the disclosure will be made. On another issue, Crockett promised that if he is not selected as the Democratic nominee, he will be solidly behind the winning candidate. Former Congressman Ray Blanton's bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination was endorsed Thursday by his friend and neighbor, former McNairy County Sheriff Buford Pusser. Pusser, made famous by the movie "Walking Tall," told a Nashville press conference he and Blanton went to scho'oltogether and have been neighbors in McNairy County for 10 years. "Having had this type of friendship and understanding understanding with this man, I have made the decision to lay down party lines and speak out in behalf of Ray Blanton, Blanton, in that I know first hand (hat his experience, homesty, integrity and ability qualify him for the Governor's chair," Pusser said. Another Democratic candidate, candidate, former Senator Ross Bass, said he has received the enforsement of the In- Danville Strike: Both Claim To Be Winning DANVILLE, Va. (UPI) -- The strike of textile workers at the Dan River Inc. plant entered its fourth day Thursday with both union and management spokesmen claiming each succeeding day bolsters their cause and determia- tion. Robert M. Gardiner, director of labor relations for the plant, said more workers returned to work with each of the three daily shifts. He quoted a plant statement issued Wednesday Wednesday that said about 75 pet- cent of the plant's looms were operating. "And that's gone up today," he said, although admitting that the measurement was made only on the first shift of the day, not on any other. Gardiner also said the average weekly output of finished material at the Dan River plant, the state's second large! private employer, was about 400,000 yards. He said the quota was being met despite despite the strike. Joe Jones, spokesman for the United Textile Workers of America Local 248, said more workers were joining the strike and picketing every day. "For all practical purposes, purposes, and from all reports we have from inside the plant, production is at a standstill and the Dan River operation is stopped." Jones said about 85 per cent of the plant's 8,500 hourly wage employees- were involved in the work stoppage, and he predicted that more would join. "We're prepared to stay out indefinitely," he said, referring to the major point of contention between the two sides -- money. The union asked for a total pay hike of 16 1 /., per cent but management approved a raise of 10 per cent. About the only topic agreed upon by both sides was that no negotiations were scheduled and none had been requested by either side. Lee* Jems-J«kets NICK'S WESTERN SHOP 2*5 E. Morkel Si, Kingiporl TIMES-NEWS CARRIERS! HOW DO YOU RATE? ternational Printing and Graphic Communications Union (AFL-CIO.(. He said the endorsement came from the union's Washington, D. C., office. In Memphis Democrat Jake Butcher received the enforsement of the Unity League Democratic Cuon- CAMPAIGN '74 cil, a local black voters' group. 0. Z. Evers, board chairman chairman Of the gorup, said the East Tennessee millionaire is considered the best qualified of the contenders in the Aug. 1 primary. Butcher, campaigning in Knoxville, spoke on the problem of crime. He outlined a three-point program, including a strong prison rehabilitation system, system, to combat the problem. In Memphis Franklin Haney said he will call for annual audits of all state departments if he is elected Governor on the Democratic Democratic ticket. The Chattanooga businessman told Memphis Jaycees the proposed audits would be only part of his program to show the public how state government operates. "No one doing the public's business has any right to preven the people from seeing how their business is being done," Haney said. Nashville businessman Dortch Oldham criticized a recent poll showing him running third in the three- man GOP primary race. "I strongly disagree with the poll," Oldham said in a radio interview in Nashville. Nashville. He said the poll was "as fake as a three dollar bill." Oldham released a poll earlier in the week which he said showed the results of canvassing 640 Republicans across the state. The poll showed Oldham had doubled his strength in the last two weeks and moved into second place in the primary contest. Republicans Nat Winston and Lamar Alexander toured East Tennessee in quest of the heavy GOP vote in the area. In Jefferson City Winston Winston siad he plans to unveil four-year developmental program for the Upper Easl Tennessee region. Winston said the program would have as its goals increased jobs and income, income, holding down local taxes and helpig families. "Most of all," he said, "the plan will include maintaining maintaining the state grant program for local streets and rural roads passed by the General Assembly last spring. "The goal of that program is to improve the life of farmers in rural areas by continuing to upgrade county raods and replacing obsolete bridges and correcting other dangerous road conditions." And Nashville attorney Lamar Alexander said if he is elected construction of Interstate 640 around the city's northern perimeter will begin within a year. Tn« toll you cin'l lit ii grinding through Iht fitxrt of your »hag cirptling, A r*gulir-cir« progrim will ·il*nd ih* lid of your fh«j ctrpdi. St«rt with lh« Sting Mtchtot. For Nm thin 110 you can ctotn thrw I K 12 c*p*t LYNN GARDEN HARDWARE IH)inNCMMIM.)M-IlM

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