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IN THE TENNESSEAN NEA Service AP Wirephoro United Press Int. New Srv. Associated Frets Wide World THE NASHVILLE . TENNESSEAN S'sSiss .. .. - ' - . ... W AND TRAINS At the Crossroads of Natural Gas and TV A Cheap Power Telephone 5-1221 VOL. 43 No. 150 14 PAGES NASHVILLE, TENN., SATURDAY MORNING, OCT. 8, 1949 ANN t PUBLIC HALTS OM K Vinson Truman Of Defense Plan Move Follows Admiral's Charge Navy Being Scuttled Without Hearing; B-36 Held 'Billion Dollar Blunder' See Editorial "Omniscient Admirals" on Page 4 WASHINGTON (UP) the house armed services committee yesterday urged President Truman to order a complete review of the nation's military plans after a top admiral charged the navy is being scuttled without a hearing. The Georgia Democrat asked his committee to force the review, including a re-evaluation of the air force's giant B-36 bomber, after hearing Adm. Arthur W. Rad-ford accuse Defense Secretary Louis Johnson of ignoring navy views on vital defense affairs. The 53-year-old Pacific fleet com mander said the B-36 program was a "billion dollar blunder and charged that the air force's "false theory" that an atomic blitz could end quickly any future war is partly responsible for a split of "malignant proportions" among top military planners. Major Victory Seen If the cqmmittee should approve Vinson's suggestion, it would be a smashing victory for Radford and other top navy officers who contend that the navy is being "nibbled to death" because the army and air force dictate policy under unification. In a list of suggestions obviously scribbled while Radford was testifying, Vinson also urged that the law be rewritten to force the defense secretary to get congressional approval before ordering any further cutbacks in defense spending. He said navy spending will be cut back some $300,000,000 during the current fiscal year. Vinson also urged congress to "build a fire" under the defense department's weapons evaluation board for a final report on the performance of the B-36. Tl.e bomber, the air force's chief offensive weapon, was characterized by Radford as "useless defensively and inadequate offensively." Charges B-36 Outdated He said the B-36 Is outdated and a bad Ramble me symbol ot strategic theory that won't work. For a really balanced defense, he said, the nation must have a highly mobile navy capable of delivering bombers within striking range of enemy targets anywhere in the world. He flatly denied that big carriers are "sitting ducks" for planes and submarines. Hn a so aemeu mat me navy is trying to take over the air force sj Lemay tailed In strategic bombing assignment butj The importance of the meeting accused the air force of trying tojwas demonstrated by the presence "take over" and abolish the navy's1 of Lt. Gen. Curtis Lemay, who led air arm. 'the B-29s that battered Japan into In his recommendations to the submission, and now heads the stra-rommittee, Vinson said the quarrel tegic air command. He was sum- between the navy and the air force never will be settled conclusively until it is determined whether the B-36 can do the job for which it was designed the delivery of the atom bomb. Asks Defense Study He said the committee should "call upon the President to have a study given by the National Security council to what our national objectives should be in any future war." The committee, he added, should nee if joint training of air force and navy fliers would contribute (Contiuued on Page 2, Column 4) Popping Paint Plagues Autos In 5 States SHREVEPORT. La. (1H Mysterious blisters, followed by peeling, ruined shiny paint jobs of automobiles from the Gulf stares to Illinois yesterday. At least one house also was affected. Explanations were a dime a dozen but none of them could pin down the cause of the paint-rash positively. Most scientists agreed that the hurricane which hit Texas and coursed up the Red river and Mississippi valleys had something to do with it. (In Nashville, paint expert and used car dealers said yesterday they had not heard of any paint troubles here. (From Cape Girardeau, Mo. the Associated Press reported that a chemist came up with a new answer capillary action. Prof. A. C. McGill, head of the chemistry department of the state college there, said some paint is porous, and that capillary action forced w:er through'paint after almost 'continuous rain for 72 hours.) From a local phenomenon In Shreveport and at Eossier City (Continued on Page 5, Column 2) Warm, Cloudy TENNESSEE: Sutnrda" mrllr eloodr and continued warm. Chance of Mattered ahowers mostlr In went portion. TEMPFRATiRF 'i 4 p.m. : H p.m. ;? p.m. : to n m. 77 V'ri-'-ht 2 a.m. 4 a m. A m, A.m. 1') t m. Nm J n m. HiKh. M ft m. Mfn am. ",4. Normal Siinme. 5:" a.m. Sunset. 5 'il p.m. PRFCIPITATIOV (INCHES) Por 24 lmurs pndlnn at midniftht. 20. Total this month to midmtht, 61. Knr-mal this month to date. 0 42. Exm thu month to dat. .2!. Total thti year to ttiidninM. 42, U, Normal this year to dVe, 37,43. Excesa this year to date, a M. Urges Review Chairman Carl Vinson of Instant Delivery Of Bomb Assured Hush-Hush Meeting Of Top Officials Called on Weapon WASHINGTON (UV- The na Hon s top air force and atomic en 5 ergy officials assured congress ye iterdav that atomic bombs can delivered to long-range, intercon nental bombers "instantly" if Pres ident Truman gives the order. The assurances were given to fie eongressional atomic energy committee at a discussion so secret that even the official reporter was ordered out of the room. The legislators refused to discuss the subject of the meeting but it was clear that it involved the availability of A-bombs. McMahon Satisfied The only comment came from Sen. Bricn McMahon (D-Conn.), chairman of the joint congressional committee. In response to ques tions by newsmen, he said h was 'satisfied" that the Atomic. Enargy Commission could turn over atomic weapons to the air force at a moment's notice. Under present regulations, the bombs remain in the custody of the completely civilian commission un- lless the President orders other-jwise. But McMahon told reporters j that relations between the AEC and ithe air force are "extremely close." moned from his headquarters in Omaha to attend the session. Lemay's presence apparently indicated that questions were raised about the functions of the giant B-36 bombers, the pride of the air force. They are expected to carry the brunt of strategic bombing and (Continued on Page 5, Column 3) Exploring, Just ill )K I WW -1 J f I d ' A 1 C" ' VU't - 1 f j Hi v y . xX ? 1 a I ; 'i ' . " ' ry ' . I ' ' ' ' 'ir' i'- i -r-i usejisM MwUiftMii'iftH mdktmmmMrm-mu1iitr'mkiMt i" '-miiwuai -AP Wirrphoto WASHINGTON UMW Chief John L. Lewis and Cyrus Ching, top government mediator, leave conference teion with Bide glances after a brief recess in the soft coal strike talks. Kings of Baseball Realm Celebrate Victory It was a happy gang of Vols triumph over the Tulsa Oilers last Joe Damato, Hal Kleine, Manager on the back. 4-PIy Strike Threatens Nation Alcoa Workers, Rail Union May Join Steel-Coal Tieup By The Associated Press Threat of a gigantic four-ply strike in coal, steel, aluminum and railroads was leveled at the i tion's economy Friday. rue newest threats bobbed up when the CIO Steelworkers union served i strike notice on the Alum inum Company of America and of ficials of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firempn and Enginemen met to consider a nationwide walkout. The twin steel-coal strikes, al ready under way, have been mark ed by spreading unemployment and a slackening of industrial output. The CIO United Steelworkers union notified Alcoa that 20.000 workers in eight states will strike at 12:01 a.m. Monday. Oct. 17. unless a satisfactory contract is agreed upon. Although Alcoa employs approximately 40.000 workers, slightly more than half are represented by other unions. Of the company's four plants, one of the largest is at Alcoa. Tenn., where between 9000 and 10,000 are employed. The plant is (Continued on Page 5, Column 7) Exploring Staff Photo by Bill Preston that left the playing field after their pulse-tingling Dixie series night. From left. Babe Barna, with his arm around Tookie Gilbert, Rollie Hemsley, Tony Jacobs and Bama Ray who is patting Rollie Vols Win Dixie 5-4 Mallory's Relief Pitching, Fogg's Hit Climax Championship Season By RUSS MELV1N Flovil Vnetr's slow erounder hnmifpii over Harrv Donabedian's give the fighting Nashville Vols Oilers and the Dixie series last The infield hit climaxed one ever seen. The (1781 veiling fans r Senate Rejects Farm Parity Plan 45-26 Vote Reverses Previous Decision On Commodity Support WASHINGTON CP) The senate turned down mandatory 90 per cent of parity price supports for basic farm commodities last night. By a vote of 45 to 26 it reversed the decision of last Tuesday that snarled up price support legislation and sent it back to committee for a new start. Then it pressed on toward an expected ear ly vote on the measure by .Sen. Clinton Anderson (D-N. M). former secretary of agri culture, for so-called "flexible sup ports of 75 to 90 per cent of parity. In Face of Argument The decision came in the face of a new argument from Secretary of Agriculture Charles Brannan that the extra cost of 90 per cent support is "relatively small." (Parity is a price calculated to give farmers a "fair" return In terms of the price of things they buy.) Angry Fight The vote on the amendment climaxed an angry, knock-down-drag-out fight over the height of the floor under prices of five commodi ties corn, wheat, cotton, rice and peanuta. t oDacco, me sixin oasu; commodity, was not directly involved because it would get 90 per cent support under both the lost amendment and the pending bill. The 19-vote margin against the 90 per cent amendment by Sen. Richard Russell (D-Ga.) and Milton Voung (R-N. D.) was a surprise even to opponents. Majority (Continued on Page 2, Column 4) Burned-Out Winecoff To Be Remodeled ATLANTA (1PI The burned-out Winecoff hotel, since Dec. -7, 1946, a stark downtown reminder of the pre-dawn holocaust which cost 119 lives, will be remodeled into a hotel which "Atlanta will be proud of," corporation owners said yesterday. T. W. Fox, vice president of the Arlington Corp., said bids for re construction of the building have already been made. Meanwhile, for the first time since the tragic blaze, the hotel be came free of claims. Following complicated legal pre liminaries,- an agreement was signed in Fulton superior court whereby the hotel and all individual defendants in damage claims were released. Claims of victims totaled some S7.O00.0OO. Relatives of victims filed 149 damage suits. l.nder the agreement, Insurance and other assets of the operating company, amounting to between $280,000 and $300,000, will be turned over to receivers for division among the heirs of victim Titlists; Tenth in in the 10th with he bases loaded head to drive in Babe Barna and a 5 to 4 triumph over the Tulsa nlcht in Sulphur Dell. of the greatest nights the Dell has mobbed their heroes, the comeback 1 k ids. It was the second time in Dixie series history that a club had been down three games to one only to rally for the championship. Birmingham did it in 1931. Mallory Magnificent Pete Mallory hurled the greatest game of his career to post his second triumph of the series., Pete took over for Ben Wade in the third after the Oilers had scored four runs. For seven and one-third innings Mallory blanked the Texas league champions, sending eignt or them back to the bench via the strikeout route. Barna opened the climactic 10th with a line drive that sailed over Fletcher Robbe's head in left field for a double. Carl Sawatski, who had poled his 53rd home run of the year In the rourtn, was given a free ticket to first intentionally. Bob Borkowski was hit on the left forearm to fill the sacks tor the second straight inning. Fogg topped a fast ball toward short. Donabedian, with the infield drawn in close to cut off the winning tally, charged the bounding pellet. Ball Eludes Donabedian Fate stepped in. took the po tential double play ball and flipped it over the stunned shortstop's shoulder into left. Barna was mobbed by the Vols as he crossed the rubber to give Nashville its first Dixie championship since 1942. A3 they have done bo 'many times in the past, the Vols had to rally twice to gain the verdict. Jim Aviea, who went into the game with two wins over the Dellers, was hurling good ball although he was being hit harder than was the case in his two previous starts. Mickey Rutner. the fiery third-sacker who broke Wade's heart last Monday with hi. bases-loaded triple, did the same thing last night. In the second frame he slapped a fast hall over the screen to give the Oilers a 1-0 lead. In the third Donabedian doubled (Continued on Page 8, Column 3) One Bite Gone Master John Robinson Tyler parts with a tooth and ponders on what effect ONE BITE GONE will have on his eating . . . THE TALIAFERRO MOB tells how a beer baron used youngsters for blinds it's a story with an unusual twist . . . Through OPERATION: WATER, state geologists hope to find a permanent answer to farmers' quest for oases . . . Lewisburg's Mrs. J. O. Ewing is an OLD- FASHIONED PAINTER ... These are some of the many features readers will enjoy in tomorrow's issue of THE NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN Sunday Magazine Aroused Opinion Blocks Politicians' Replacement Move Mother Faces Charge Of Slaying Daughter Gibson Widow Held in Shooting, Burning; Confession Reported TRENTON, Tenn. A fi'i-ypai '-olil Gibson county widow will bo charged with murder in the death of her daughter, who was shot and burned Thursday in Cunytuik community, officers said last night. Deputy Sheriff D. L. Heed announced that Mrs. Kosa Bradley has confessed to shooting her daughter, Mrs Dollie Tate, and then setting fire to her body as she lay on a bed, mortally wounded. Held in Jail Mrs. Bradley Is held in jail here pending preliminary hearing. She is quoted as saying "They were trying to rob me," referring to he daughter and son-in-law, J. A. Tate. Authorities said evidence tends to discount the robbery motive in the case. The 39-year-old Mrs. Tate was shot in the left leg and shoulder and her body was burned badly. One of the slugs severed an artery and death has been ascribed to loss of blood and suffocation. Kerosene Used In her confession, the stolid Bradley woman told of firing two slugs from a .38 caliber pistol into her daughter; pulling the limp body onto a bed; dousing blankets and the victim's clothing with keroene,tne rRb was 81lid to he , seHoua and then setting fire to them. Reed said that whn he arrived at the Tate home Thursday after noon he found the body lying in the yard. Neighbors had been attract ed to the ecene by the shots and smoke, he said, and had pulled Mrs. Tate from her flaming bed. Husband Flees Shots Officers were called by Tate. He related this story: He was placing a block of ice in the refrigerator at his home, eight miles frcfhi here, when he looked up and saw his mother-in law coming in through the back door of the modest dwelling. She whipped a pistol from under her apron and began firing the weapon. He jumped through a window and ran to a neighbor's home, where he telephoned officers. Mrs. Bradley was shooting at his! wife when he left the house, he declared. The Bradley woman denied implication in the shooting when first questioned by authorities and accused her son-in-law of the slaying, Reed said. She broke down yesterday and confessed after a grueling questioning session. Motive Undetermined The motive behind the shooting has not been determined definitely, it was announced. Mrs. Bradley had been living with the Tates since the death of her husband, Iee E. Bradley, eight months ago. She displayed no emotion yesterday when she went to the funeral home to sec her daughter's body, it was reported. She gave the funeral director $100 in cash for burial expenses. Wind for Commodore Sails VU Pep Squad Rips Out Challenge to Rebel Yells "Go. Vandy! Go, Vandy! Go, Vnndy! Go!" The cheer leader Ht. Vandeibilt university students' football rally on Curry field last night was insistent. That's exactly what we ve got to do tomorrow to beat Ola Miss," he said. "So, lets go: They went. Downtown the 500 howling, f i -A Traffic Accidents Hurt 10 Persons 3 Injured as Taxi, Ambulance Collide At Eighth, Charlotte An ambulance en route to Gen eral hospital with three traffic accident victims collided with a taxi at Eighth ave. N., and Charlotte ave., at 8:05 o'clock last night. None of the ambulance passengers was. badly injured in either rrnah hut n TCncrrn nnacipncrftr In condition. The cab driver was ar rested for failing to heed the ambulance siren. Others Hurt Also Injured, but less seriously, werft P!vprett lvnitr Wnlkpr R7 driver of a Walker-Garrett-Bovd that he has not carried out duties ambulance of Pleasant View. Tenn., f tne office. and Everett D. Walker, 35, of Reports went through courthouse Pleasant View, passenger in the corridors yesterday that Sheridan cab of the ambulance. plans to bring such pressure Clifford Brown, 33. his wife, Mrs. against Ragsdale that he will never Elizabeth Brown, 28. and Barbaraifile tne ouster resolution. Ann Powers, 13, all of Nashville. Meet in Parley Route 6, who were Injured whenl n , . ,, , . . , the car they were riding slipped I l"1?kfsiald it waa highly s.g-,.m tjiv,..; 110 tji... I niticant, in view of Ragsdale a an- from Highway 112 near Pleasant! hospital for treatment when theiRagadale met earI ,ast nJ ht t (Continued on Page 2, Column fronts Go 7 Up The Yankees are at it again winning the tough ones. Fireman Joe Page got credit for the 4 to 3 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers yesterday to give the favored New Yorkers a 2 to 1 edge in the World series. Big John Mizes bat, a a pinch-hitter in the ninth, was the blow that started the Yankee tide. Peewee Reece, Louis Olmo and Roy Campanella all hit nobody-on-base homers for the three Dodger runs. For the colorful details of the most colorful series game to date, read the sports pages this morning. vated youngsters whooped up their team's spiiit for more than an hour. They hart lacked tip their en thusiasm with a few lusty yells on the campus field, and then set sail for downtown in jalopies, limou- j sines, and other conveyances, tak ing tmur snappy nanu win tnem. Thev adjourned to the War Me- acti-.moiial building to begin the parade. "Vandv is a stirk nf dvnamite. They took the fuse to the dynamite right into the Ole Miss camp in the Noel hotel. Somebody let out a Rebel yell and touched off the explosive cheering session. A cheer leader leaped to the room clerk's desk and directed the rally while the band played Beginning at the War memorial building, the rooters circled to Eighth sive.. K., and Union st. andipeR(ry followed him here from San poured down the hill to Church st. like water. Half the cheer leaders marched between the band and the crowd to hold the exalted mass off the heels of the music makers. The other cheer leaders led the line in cartwheel fashion. To the surging crowd of youth, (Continued on Page 2, Column 6) Today's Tennessean Amusements Church Notices Pace r., t l Classified Ads Comics Page,! 10,13 Page 6 P;ige 10; Crossword" Pule Death Notices Editorials, Features Horoscope Market News Radio Society Sport -age o Page 14 Page 10 Page 5 Pages 8,9 Johnson Spurns Post; Ragsdale, Sheridan Confer Treasure of mounting public indignation against a politician who engineered dismissal of a veterans service officer "for political rea sons' resulted yesterday m virtual assurance the officer will hold hia job. Joe E. Lannom Jr., disabled World War II veteran whose job was given by the county court Monday to L. Kenm ih Johnson, Goodlettsville attorney when the report was spread that Lannom had resigned, had a good chance of holding his position. Declines to Accept Johnson, after delaying since Monday when the court appointed him and since Tuesday when the city council confirmed the appoint ment on first reading, announced late yesterday he would not accept the pos-t. A city council committee meanwhile voted unanimously to substitute the name of Lannom for Johnson on the council ordinance when it comes up for second reading Oct. 18. Seeks To Save Face Jake Sheridan, city director of public property, politician who ia credited with manipulating the strings that brought about Lan-nom's dismissal Monday, still sought to save face. Supporters of the Sheridan-Elkin Garfinkle faction said the group is looking around for another man to oppose Lannom. Already City Councilman G. M. Ragsdale said he will file a resolution with city council seeking to oust Sheridan as city director of public property on the grounds I Jthe home of Jim Marable, eighth j district constable. Although Marable earlier denied I that Ragsdale and Sheridan were at his home, a reporter for The (Continued on Page 2, Column 2) Pretty Peggy Saves Her Man But Can't Wed BALTIMORE UP) Pretty Peggy Peterson got her man out of Jail yesterday, but she can't marry him for another year. Criminal Court Judge Robert France suspended a 10-year prison sentence he had imposed upon William J. Sansbury, for forgery, placing him on probation for three years. The Judge said he was suspending the sentence largely be- Peggy Peterson i?on'f let her down" cause of Peggy's faith in Sansbury. The two met in San Quentin prison, where Peggy was an employe and SansblirV ml Inmnla aarvinn a term for burglary. They fell in love. Sunsbury was paroled and sent to Maryland to face forirerv chtr?ea Francisco to plead for his release. She told Judge France she was sure Sansbury would go straight. She said she wanted to marry him, and offered to help repay the losses from his bad checks. Sansbury was released on three conditions: that none of Peggy'a funds are to bo used in making $1,450 restitution; that Sansbury and Peggy are not to marry for a year; and that Sansbury must use any refunds on his service life insurance to make restitution for his forgeries. Judge France told Sansbury; "You are exceptionally lucky in having by your side and willing to help a young lady who believes in Page IOijtou and your ability once again to Page 4 j take your place in the society of decent people. It is her belief In you that to a large extent Is responsible for your receiving a suspended sentence. "Do not let her down. , , nanlfci nlf,ii iiv M

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