The Tennessean from Nashville, Tennessee on May 20, 1956 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

The Tennessean from Nashville, Tennessee · Page 1

Nashville, Tennessee
Issue Date:
Sunday, May 20, 1956
Page 1
Start Free Trial

abius Beats Beedles Nashua Now Richest Horse in History! ... Complete Coverage in Sports Section IT HtAiT M TVA VOL. 50 fco. 23 Kefauver Fights Recall Jackson, Educator Says $5 a Plate Supporters ' At Pleasant View TViIrl rif Tirl1nnrlc fn By CHARLES L. FONTENAY Ktuff CorrtmonHant PLEAS A N'T VIEW, Tenn.Sen. Estes Kefauver is like another great Ten-nessean of the past, Andrew Jackson, in his long fight gainst monopolistic interests, Dr. W. S. Morris said here last night. Dr. Morris, head of the history department at Austin Peay State college, was the principal speaker lit a $5-a-plate dinner at Pleasant View school gymnasium, to raise fund for Kefauver's 1958 presidential campaign. Of All the People' ''In soma respects. Senator Ke fauver's opposition to certain spe cial interest resembles the light made by Andrew Jackson on the Bank -or the United State," Dr. Morris told Cheatham county Kefauver supporters at the dinner. Kefauver Visits Campbell Today. Sea story on page 6. See editorial "Jnte the Primary Stretch" on page4-B. J'ln this respect, as well a many others,' Senator Kefauver is aup-porting the interest of all the people." United States an issue in the 1832 . election, Jackson aucceeded in withdrawing government s u p-' port from it during his second term as president. that Nicholas Biddle. president of the bank, and other propertied interests which controlled it were using ita power to influence public me ainer was auenaed oy aw, InHllrilntr D-rAiina frftm RnhftrtflOn. Sumner, and Montgomery counties. Dr. Morris was introduced by Mrs. Carolyn Cowan, wife of Webb Cowan, a memner or tne Cheatham County Democratic executive committee. Cites Tidelands Bill Kefauver, Dr. Morris said, has consistently fought "similar tremendous concentrations of eco nomic power in our country." As examples, he cited Kefauver's opposition to the Tidelands Oil bill and his fight against a measure to remove natural gas prices from regulation by the Interstate Commerce commission. Or. Morris, who said he spoke "as a private citizen and not as a member of the faculty of a state college,'! also praised Kefauver's activitiee in the field of foreign policy. Dr. Morris said the democracy of the United States today "was largely a product, of the Jackson-ian victory in 1828, the victory of a great Tennessean." As in Jackson's time, he said, (Continued en Page 6, Column 3) Cloudy, Mild (Daylight Saving Time) ' NASHVILLE. AND VICINITY TODAY Partly cloudy and mild ' with increasing cloudiness after-"! noon and evening. High near 80. Tr,uicprr n i n - -it ., ; eloudy, high 70-75, east 75-84. TEMPERATURES I tMtsltttU 1 mm m t a.m. 84 4 p.m. 78 4 a.m. 51 6 p.m. 77 a.m. 54 7 p.m. 74 8 a.m., 63 8 p.m. 72 10 a.m. 89 10 p.m. . 67 Noon 73 Midnight 65 2 p.m. 77 2 a.m. 63 High 78 at 4 p.m. Lew 51 at ' 4 a.m. Mean 69. Normal 69. . , Sunrise 5:38. Sunset 7:50. Relative humidity at midnight, 847i. 1 (Msp, Nstion's Forecast, page 12C) THE NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN Section A . . . Local, National, World-Wide News Section B . . . Editorials, Interpretives, Articles Section C , v. Sports, Outdoors, Farm, Markets Section D . . . Society, Women's Features Section E . . . Amusements, Books, Building Section F . . . Classified, Obituaries Section G . . . Home Fashions , Boating 4C ,i Books 7E ' , Bridge . 9D j Capital R'ndup 11 D City-C'nty Beat 2B I Crossword 7E Don't Quote Me 6D Drummond 58 Editorials 4B Farm Page Fleeson Gallup Poll Garden Horoscope Horse Sense House Plans Kilgallen Markets THE NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN uvi She Gets Fill-in on All the News Ci v y v?' ; Becky Anderson can't talk very much so she listens while Raymond her 3-year-old brother tells how a rock fell on his foot. Four of her eight brothers snd sisters cluster around. They are: Emily, 7, Martha, 10, Becky, Mary 12, and Ray. Becky Goes Despite Her Burns By DAVID HALBERSTAM Becky Anderson went home yesterdayto the very simple Dakota street house which she was never supposed to aee again. Home is more than Dakota street. It is father, mother and eight brothers and sisters. .Btcky left there four months ago after suffering severe burns on 80 per cent of her body. Doc- M Asks Aid For State Schools By EUGENE DIETZ The Tennessee Municipal league is seeking congressional appropriations for Tennessee's schools because 40 per cent of the state's high school graduates seek employment in other states. This wss announced yesterday by Herbert Bingham, executive dl rector of TML, who said that many local governments must obtain fi nancial help from the federal gov ernment u they are to nave aa quate school construction pro grams. Savs 'Only Fair' Bingham said "it is only fair that states such as Tennessee should receive assistance from areas that Import labor from this area." The TML, meeting last week in Gatlinburg, indorsed a house bill that would give Tennessee about $9,300,000 annually for school construction. The bill indorsed by the mayors is a Democratic proposal, which provides a $400,000,000 per year program for four years. Tennessee . would receive less, according to Bingham, under a senate bill supported by President Eisenhower. He ssid the administration-backed bill would allocate $250,-000.000 annually over a five-year period.' Indications are, Bingham said, (Continusd en Page 8, Column 1) SC Movies SB ' Obituaries 4B Othman - 6E Pearson 7E Prep Prattle 6C Radio, TV 5E Theater Week SB Wash. Forecast 9, IOC Wash. Report 2B POOR SISTER' At the Crossroads of Natural Gas and Home tors at first gave her no chance to live. 1 She has te go back to the hospital tonight. But the doc-tore eay in two and a half years she will be welt. Becky is not very strong and she couldn't say much yesterday. All she did was lie there and smile. "Just look at the expression on her face," Mrs. Jamea Leon Anderson, her mother, said. Mrs.- Anderson, a licensed nurse who hss spent 16 hours each day by Becky'e side had quite an ex pression on her own lace. Saturday was the big day. Early yesterday morning Becky started asking when could she go home; early yesterday morning her brothers snd sisters started asking when she was going to get home. "When her father carried her up to the door," a neighbor said, "all you could hear for a block or two was those Kids screaming: 'Becky's home, Becky's home.' " The family spent the day with her, the brothers and sisters walK- (Conlinued on Page 6, Column 5) Truman From Under Ike-Knows How It Feels hi l Ml ; . r 'it l is uiii J -LJ 3E t sVa-T An Artillery Captain Surope in lilt Canada's Boom Stretches NASHVILLE, TENN., SUNDAY Staff photo by Jack Corn President Urges WASHINGTON INS-r P r t ident Eisenhower declared yesterday it is "imperative" that con gress set a definite policy for the financing of new Tennessee Valley Authority power plants. Mr. Eisenhower sharply questioned the present method which permits TVA,to use power revenues obtained from customers for building new plants.. He recommended that new construction be carried out by the sale of revenue bends "subject to the usual congressional and budget controls." He expressed hie views in a special statement issued as he signed an $852 million supplemental appropriation hill which stirred up a sharp TVA dispute in congress. The Democratic -controlled congress omitted any specific funds for construction of an additional steam generating unit at the John Sevier plant, apparently on grounds that funds for the work could be drawn by the TVA from its revenues. ' Mr. Eisenhower, however, noted that while a majority of the house (Continued on Page 8, Column 1) Clear TVA Policy Enjoys Trip;. Wont This is tht first ef a stries of articles which former Preisi-dent Harry S. Truman is writing from Europe for THE NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN and other newspepers. Further articles will appear from time to time during his trio. By HARRY S. TRUMAN Copyrlaht, Harrr j Truman. Distributed by Klnt Feature! Syndicate. ROME My first Impression of postwar Europe is the recovery and prosperity evident on all sides in France and Italy. The people are busy and smiling, the crops seem to be in excellent condition, the roads and streets are crowded with all kinds of transport, and the ahop Ses editorial "Mr. Truman Abroad" on page 4-B. windows in the cities have plenty of good merchandise at reasonable prices. Only in Chicago and Nsw York did I ever see aa many ears on the streets as in Paris. The tractors and machinery on the farme appeared to be brand new models end not eld war eurplus. 'The French cars ere small and seem to be Just the thing for Psrls because they can dodge In and out of traffic. From what I noticed, there are very few traffic rules and the drivers don't seem to follow them very closely. We saw a wreck In the Boi de Boulogne wnlle en route to the cemetery at Suresne to place a wreath on the tomb of ths unknown soldiers. There are 24 unknown soldiers in that American cemetery, and I said there, thev and all the others are the price that we paid for HITS PAY to Her Arctic Wastes Colorful Newsfeaturej Report on Page 6-B Cheap TVA Power Telephone Alpine 5-1221 MORNING, MAY 20, 1956 French Farmers Block Highways, Protest Income Trees, Hay, Tractors Snarl Holiday Traffic; , Cops, Farmers Battle PARIS (UP) Angry farmers threw France's Whitsunday traffic into chaos yesterday by barricading roads to protest their sagging incomes. They dragged tree trunks serosa the roads, piled bales of hay at busy intersections . and blocked highways with tractors and farm implements. Country Roads Jammed Thousands of cars piled up in traffic jams throughput the coun try. Holiday motorists were infuri ated and police worked desperately to clear the highways. At lesst one serious accident was caused when a hesvy truck crashed into a tree-trunk barricade. Several clashes between farmers and police were reported. Roadblocks are traditional form of protest by French farmers. They staged this one in pro test against lack of government price supports, high taxation and the rising cost of living. Bulldozer Ordered Interior Minister Gilbert Jules ordered police to use bulldozers if necessary to keep the holiday trafflo moving. y Near Toulouse and at Saint-Al- bain In the Saone-et-Loire district police hurled tear gas grenades to break up peasant demonstra tions, then tore down the barricades. Farmers protected the barricade with sticks and stones. Big League You'll be playing for big money in prizes today in the Hit a Homer contest. All you have to be it a good guess-er on the fate of the Nashville Vols. You'll find the entry blank and rules on page 5C of THE NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN Fir t in SPORTS, Too! victory in the last war. One of those small French cars had smashed Into the side of another at an intersection. The two drivers were arguing with each other as we passed by and when we returned an hour later the gendarmes were still trying to settle the dispute between them, Mrs. Truman was vsry plsssed by her first view of Psris. She had a vsry nics time and went to seversl shops and she ssid she liked whst she saw. I haven't re ceived the bins yet. We had a quick but very com- orehensive 90-mtnute automobile tour of Paris. 1 couldn't help but notice how different the passing scene was from what It had been In 1918 when I had first been there. At that time all the Important buildings were boarded up or sandbagged as protection against the big German gun that was dropping shells into the city 75 miles away. There were very few people in the streets and those who were looked drab and unhappy. This time everybody seemed to be well dressed, well fed. and very gay. I've been esked whethsr ths avarage Frenchman is upset by the recurrent crises in government today. From my ob-servstiens I wouldn't ssy ths Frenchmen en the streets ssemed to cere sbout the troubles ef government. No, the French people of 191 (Continued en Page 12, Column 1) DIRT i Artful Dodging Does It ! ' s ' 1 Cm y l f-3 T W "jv- : 'V w y i Z r1 ' Staff photo by Joe Rudis To be the first motorist across Victory Memorial bridge is the distinction coveted by James Clinard of 913 N. Twelfth at. By artful dodging and persistence he won his prize. Traffic Moves On New Bri By HUSTON HORN A steady, smooth stream of traf fic poured over Victory Memorial bridge last night offering noticeable , relief to the nearby Wood land street span. As late as 10 p.m. westbound vehiclee clipped over the bridge, opened for the first time yesterday, at the rat ef 16 per minute. Eastbound traffic waa only slightly lighter, averaging 15 cars per minut. Cars occasionally backed up from the Third avenue traffic signal amost to the bridge approach, but they quickly cleared out when the signal flashed green. 5 to 10 a Minute Even by midnight the pace was fast with five to 10 cara a minute crossing in both directions. That many motorist were "try-ing,out" the new span was attested to by the sharp difference in the volume of traffic between it and the Woodland street bridge. At about the same time westbound traffic wss averaging 16 cars per minute - on Victory Memorial bridge, a count showed only six csrs per minute crossing in the same direction over the Woodland street bridge. City traffic engineer W, H Pull Rug t jt W A Former President . Europe in 19SS i tjew7r- Yl y- 1 ' ' ) 1 -"l ''Zi If Mel 0 VI I Danger in Nashville Scuba Diver's Adventure New Sport 15 CENTS Mann who studied the traffic said, last night he "encountered no particular problems," with the flow., Mann said he had no recom mendations to make yet for traffic regulations, but thst he might discuss some at Monday's meet- (Continued on Page 12, Column 9) Police Guarding British Officers LONDON (in British cabinet ministers have been warned the Cypriot underground may try to kill them, the Dally Express said yesterday. Scotland Tard has armed guards shadowing four of the ministers, the Express said. Special police are watching the homes of others. Secret Tip Received The report was' not confirmed by Scotland Yard, which always refuses comment on security pre cautions concerning government leaders. The Express said Scotland Yard started the special protective measures after receiving secret Information that London agents of the Greek-Cypriot Eoka underground planned reprisals for the execution of two Cypriot gunmen early this month. Warnings were sent to local police in communities where top government leaders planned to spend the Whitsun week end, the paper said. The ministers were cautioned not to admit strangers to their homes. No Troubls Reportsd There have been demonstrations but no trouble from the 30,000 Greek Cyprlots In London since extremists on Cyprus started bloody uprisings to back their demands for independence and union with Greece. The Express story said special precautions were being taken at the homes of Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd. Colonial Secretary Alan Lennox-Boyd, War Secretary Anthony Head and House Govern ment Leader R. A. Butler. Snap Shots by SEIG New'ptved street. Spies lurk. Ripper-uppers Start work. dqe Forecasting s for the Birds, Town Decides; Watches 'em CLEETHORPES, England UP Thl seaside resort took up blrdwatchlng yesterday because weathermen sometimes make mistakes. Msyer Jsck Oslsar ssid he is tirsd ef insceurats government foreestts thst eftsn keep holiday crowds sway because they predict rain en days that turn out to be sunny. the Deei Gains Fans Magazine Served by 'America's Greatest News 'Agencies 128 PAGES Base Directory Covered by Law On Espionage Attorney Declares - Unfair To Charge Spy Plot Involved NEWARK, N. J. (AP) Assistant U. S. Attorney General William F. Tompkins said yesterday the document allegedly stolen by an air force sergeant is "of the utmost intelligence significance and contains information affecting the national defense of the United States." "It contains a complete directory of the United States Air force bases and organizations throughout the world," Tompkins said. "The listings are in various cate gories and constitute a complete world-wide listing of air force components." he added. Tompkins said the wrormauoa in the document is within the meaning of the United States e- oionage Im -ita transmission or the revelation of its contents in any matter to an unauthorized person is prohibited Dy law,-, ne said. Sgt. Harold E. Brill, 28, of the Manhattan Beach air force has in Brooklyn, was arrested by FBI agents Thursday night and accussd ef tha theft ef the document.' Also arrested the tame day were three New Jersey businessmen. charged with conspiracy" to steal the secret paper. . The businessmen are Sidney M. Stern, 39, and Seymore Hind-man, 39, both ef East Orange, owners ef the Distinctive Emblem and Uniform Corp., and Brynat Ernest Schreiber, 43. owner ef Schreiber's Snapshot Service, Linden. William Fur at, attorney for Stern and Hindman, aaid Friday the charges against the group were 'blown up fantastically into an ap parent case of espionage." The defense lawyer ssid his cliente "apparently . . . obtained mailing lists ef military personnel so thsy could be solicited for uniforms." Tompkins Issued his statement yesterday after a conference here, with U. S. Attorney Reaymond Del Tufo. He told newsmen it would bo "unfair to draw any Inference" that tha document was to be used for espionage. Tompkins noted it hss been ssid thst the document involved) wss a mailing list ef military ' persennsl. He said this statement is "absolutely untrue." "It has also been said that this document was a mailing list containing the home address of sol diers. This, too, is absolutely false,' he said. Tompkins, who is head of the U. S. justice department's internal security division, said the document does not eontsin one nsme or address ef any individual but it contains the location ef air force bases. Red Boss Says Soviet '2nd Greatest Power' MOSCOW IP Soviet Communist party Chief Nikita S. Khrushchev referred to Ruseia as "the second greatest world power." He did not spell out which wa the first. His remark came during reception in honor of French Premier Guy Mollst following the Franco-Soviet talks. Khrushchev told the Egyptian ambassador "we are those who fight for liberation." "People say that some people of some countries cannot govern themselves. We laugh at them. Why Russia has been able to and became the second greatest world power. "Why cannot the Arabs, the Indians and other peoples do that" So Oslear appointed Harry Boon, a night watchman, to the post of town birdwatcher-forecaster. Under an eld formula, handed dewn for generations, Boon will watch the actions ef swellowa and gnats. If the swallow swoop low ta catch gnats, the town will pasa the word that the weather will be bad. If the swallows fly high, Jt means sua.

Clipped articles people have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 22,700+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra® Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the The Tennessean
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

Try it free