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Served fry I merica's Greatest Servieex II 1 .1 NA nil 4 i ft i 1 11 IjUUJCj il At the Crossroads of Natural Gas and TVA PowerTelephone Alpine 5-1221 VOL. 58 No. 213 Second Class Postals Paid at Nashvlll, Tenn. NASHVILLE, FRIDAY MORNING, NOV. 29, 1963 10 CENTS 72 FAGES Ml fWAQM WWW bmlAm lAwm Ita fr-' (f) Parents, 3 Children America Must Keep Moving, Johnson Says Victims End Fanaticism, Hatred, Chief Urges Nation By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON (AP) President Johnson said in a Thanksgiving message to America Lawrenceburg Druggist Piloting Private Craft to Knoxville; Plunges in Mountainous Area By CRAIG GUTHRIE, Staff Correspondent CRAB ORCHARD, Tenn. A Lawrenceburg druggist, his wife and three children on their way to a happy Thanksgiving holiday were killed yesterday when their private plane dived into Millstone AP Wirephoto Finley, his wife and three children to their deaths near here, Witnesses said the plane dived into the side of a mountain. CRAB ORCHARD, Tenn. Onlookers survey the of the single-engine aircraft that carried George McCall Gas Fume Blast Hurts Woman Caracas Reds Hijack Plane By PAUL FINCH CARACAS, Venezuela (A P) Terrorists hijacked a Venezuelan airliner yesterday and forced it down in Trinidad where they were seized. The passengers and crew members returned last night to Caracas. The hijacking was the latest maneuver by pro- Mountain just east of here. Killed were George McCall Finley, 42; his wife, Grace Caldwell, 40, and their children, Grace Elsie, 12, Ellen Caldwell, 11, and George McCall Finley 9. The plane was smashed into hundreds of pieces and scattered over a wide area. Identification of the bodies was made through papers on the plane. A witness to the crash said the plane a Beechcraft Bonanza appeared to stall and then nosa straight down. THE RUGGED, mountainous area where the crash occurred is about 60 miles west of Knox ville. It was a mile off U.S. High way 70. The bodies were brought on stretchers to a waiting am bulance on the roadway. Relatives said the Finleys were on their way to Knoxville to spend Thanksgiving with Mrs. Finley sister, Mrs. Gene Car-den. They were to return today. "The family was al smiles when they left here about 9:30 in the morning, said James Fleeman, operator of the Lawrenceburg Airport, "They said it was the first time they had gotten to go somewhere to gether." Finley had had his private flying license about six weeks, but had more than 100 hours of flving time, relatives said. The crash occurred at 12:20 p.m. Rescuers reached the scene about 30 minutes later. "WRECKAGE was scattered and part of the plane looked like a ball of steel," said Gene Burris, an employ of Bilbrey Funeral Home, Crossville, who helped bring the bodies out. Billy Mullinax, 26, Crab Or chard, who witnessed the crash, said the plane was traveling east at about 1,000 feet. It circled and started hack west when the engine failed and the plane stalled, he said. "Just after it started down the motor revved up like it was wide open and It continued run ning wide open until it hit the ground, he said. MULLINAX SAID no fire and no life there was about the (Turn to Page 10, Column 4) apy Clinic at Vanderbilt Hospital. Alexander Heard, chancellor of Vanderbilt University, welcomed the teams and the crowds to the stadium and told them that "even in this time of personal sorrow for the nation we can be thankful for the blessings of our lives" and for the spirit of charity motivating the Clinic Bowl game which is played for those who need help. As the North High School band, representing Father Ryan, played the National An Communist Venezuelan terrorists to overthrow the pro-Western government of President Romulo Betancourt and sabotage Sunday's national elec tions. Trinidad's government handed over the hijackers five men and a woman to Venezuelan author ities in Port of Spain, The ter ronsts were to be returned to Caracas last night, Venezuela's Interior Ministry said. They will oe tried under military law and could be sentenced to 30 years each in prison. An interior Ministry spokesman identified the leader of the terrorist hijackers as a Commandant Vilmo. IN A RELATED development, Betancourt' government (Turn to Page 6, Column 4) President Johnson asi your strength" LBJ, Nikita la Iks Seen By ARTHUR GAVSHON LONDON UP) The British government expects President Johnson and Premier Khrushchev to resume soon the dialogue on East-West differences Interrupted by the tion of John F. Kennedy. This was a highlight of Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home's report to the cabinet yesterday after his return from Kennedy's funeral in Washington. A high government source also stressed that neither the United States nor Britain think It. possible to achieve any basic East-West agreements before late 1965. "THE REASON is that American and British elections next year rule out the likelihood of any far-reaching shifts in East-West postures," the Informant explained. "In addition, fundamental German problems like Berlin seem certain to be shelved until after West Germany's national ballot in mid-1965." Douglas-Home returned from his brief meeting with Johnson convinced Washington still Is resolved to seek at least three marginal accords with Russia: a) Placing of observer teams In key centers on both sides of the Iron Curtain as a safeguard against surprise attack. Taking action to prevent control of nuclear weapons spreading to non-nuclear powers. Signing a treayt of nonag-gression between countries of the U.S. and Soviet-led power blocs. Washington and London also consider there may be scope for progress in disarmament, trade (Turn to Page 10, Column 1) Cold er NASHVILLE AND VICINITY: Mostly sunny, windy and turning colder today. High 45 to 52. Clear and cold tonight. Lows 25 to 32. Tomorrow sunny and cool. Map, other data page 43. By EWING CARRUTHERS Mrs. Stella Felts, 62, was taken to Baptist Hospital yesterday with second degree burns received when gasoline fumes ex ploded in the kitchen of her Old Clarksville Pike home, burn ing it to the ground. Only smouldering fence posts remained of the scene of what was to have been a happy Thanksgiving. "I was almost to the barn, going to put up a tractor, when I heard a terrible racket," said Ernest Felts, 69-year-old husband of Mrs. Felts. Felts is a tobacco farmer. "I CAME back, and she had gotten out somehow, thank the Lord," he said. Mrs. Felts was using gasoline to clean some clothes that had shellac on them. She was lifting the clothes from a gallon of gasoline 'when they suddenly ignited. She ran into another part of the six-room frame house and put out the flames of her clothing with her hands. When she fled the house, the kitchen was already burning, Felts said. Firemen speculated that the gasoline fumes were exploded by a pilot light of a hot water heater nearby. Doctors at Baptist Hospital report that Mrs. Felts' condition is satisfactory. "I WAS around the house when it happened and my broth- (Turn to Page 19, Column 5) week before we determine the exact amount taken in," Wills said, "but I think $40,000 is about right" Last year, the bowl game raised approximately $38,000. In 1960, it raised $59,000. BEFORE THE klckoff, Wills introduced William Stan-field, president of the Nashville Interscholastic League, which co-sponsors the game with the Nashville Junior Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds from the game are donated to the Physical Ther last night that a great leader is dead but a great nation that still has cause to be thanktul lor many blessings "must move on." "Tonight, on this Thanks giving, Johnson said, "I come before you to ask your help, to ask your strength, to ask your prayers that God may guara this republic and guide my every labor." The man made President a little less than seven days ago by an assassin's bullet that cut down John F. Kennedy, asked his fellow countrymen to dam the well-spring of fanaticism and hatred. To honor Kennedy, he announced, from this moment on Cape Canaveral, will be known as Cape Kennedy. And the vast missile-launching and space operations base there will be named the John F. Kennedy Space Center. FOR himself, Johnson pledged his best efforts "to work for a new American greatness," for "a new day when peace is more secure, when justice Is more universal, when freedom is more strong in every home of all mankind." Earlier In the day, the President had held several confer ences with top advisers and had attended inter-faith services in downtown Washington, accompanied by his family. There Johnson heard a Jewish rabbi in a Methodist pulpit praise the presidential appeal to Congress Wednesday for an end to the teaching of hate and evil and violence, and for achievement of the program bequeathed by the slain President Kennedy. "The President has grasped the opportunity to turn the tragedy of the past week into a forward and constructive move," (Turn to Page 20, Column 1) Shopper Throngs Due Today By JIM SQUIRES Crowds of eager shoppers are expected to invade downtown Nashville today, possibly making the opening day of the shortest Christmas shopping season since 1957 the busiest of them all. The unusually late Thanksgiving, which leaves only 22 days until St. Nick's arrival, and the weatherman's prediction of brisk, Christmas-like weather should send Nashvillians scurrying for holiday bargains. "We are certainly expecting a large crowd downtown," said John Clay, president of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. "The tragedy in Dallas dampened people's spirits, but I believe they have regained their confidence and will get back in the holiday spirit." Fred Harvey president of (Turn to Page 24, Column 5) Fernwood Drive in Inglewood, took three of the Poteet youngsters into her home until their parents can find another house. In the meantime, the Poteets' furniture has been stored in Mrs. Ballard'? basement. M. M. Nicholson, vice president of First American National Bank and secretary-treasurer of Big Brothers, promised the destitute family he would assist them in getting an apartment in a housing project. Sam Bell, 1634 10th Ave. promised to allow the Poteet family use of a two-room house on a 15-acre farm in the Joelton area if they can't find a home elsewhere. Numerous other Nashvillians offered the family food and Not Ashamed: Alabaman JASPER, Ala. CP) "The people of Alabama have nothing to ba ashamed of," state Demo cratic Chairman Roy Mayhall said yesterday. Mayhall had said Tuesday night that "Alabama shares the blame" in the assassination of President Kennedy. Yesterday, in a prepared state ment, the Democratic party chief said that the "shares the statement should not be inter-! preted as any criticism of the "forthright stand we have taken" for states rights. (Efforts to reach Mayhall by telephone at his home in Jasper last night were unsuccessful. The operator said his phone was busy. The AP reported earlier, however, that Mayhall said his Tuesday statement was misin terpreted.) Praising Gov. George C. Wal lace as a dedicated leader, May hall blamed Alabama's "strife and turmoil" on the Communists. "THIS COMMUNIST-inspired element has been responsible for the violence threatening not only the people of the South but throughout our nation." Tuesday, Mayhall had declared that Kennedy's death came at a time when Americans (Turn to Page 10, Column 8) Traffic Tol Past '62 Mark Tennessee's traffic death toll soared past 19fi2's year-end mark yesterday, when four people died in car crashes on stata highways. The deaths brought the yearly total to 820 eight more than the number recorded in all of 1962. The record for the state is 906, set in 1955. "We are doing everything possible to curb the traffic fatality rate," said Hilton Butler, slate safety commissioner. "You must realize that we are fighting a rising number of vehicles and a greater number of drivers in Tennessee each year." KILLED IN yesterday's aV cidents Simon Harden, 27, of tieaf-Florence, in a two-car collision 25 miles south of Savannah on State Highway 69. His wife, Jean and Willard Shedd, 27, of Carbon Hill, were critically injured. Tina Louise Marbry, 17-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Earl Marbry of Atoka, who died when the car in which she was riding crashed into the rear of a truck two miles east of Cedar Grove on U.S. Highway 70 in Carroll County. Lynam Thelma Ramey, 53, of Carlisle, whose car collided with a truck on U.S. Highway 231 south of Westmoreland in Sumner County. Charles Samuel Green, 22, of Rt. 1, Philadelphia, Tenn. whose car ran into a tree after striking a cow on a Monroe County road. Three more persons were killed in traffic accidents Wednesday night which are included In the (Turn to Page 10, Column 1) them, the Flag was slowly raised, then lowered to half-mast in tribute to President Kennedy. Then the Ryan cheerleaders ran on the field with a banner painted "Go Big Panthers" and the battle was on. When Ryan scored with only a few minutes left In the first half, the band boomed the fight son, the crowds cheered wildly, and the cheerleaders bobbed up and down. Miss Betty Hamilton, direc- (Cont. on Page 28, Column 3) Staff photo by Gerald Holly game. Clink Bowl Raises $40,000 Reds Slate Rocket Tests By PRESTON GROVER MOSCOW UP) The Soviet Union announced today It will launch a new series of rockets Into the Central Pacific starting Dec. 2. The testing will involve new, improved versions of spacecraft booster rockets, the announce' ment said, and will continue un til Jan. 25. Ships and aircraft were warned to stay out of im pact areas during the testing. Tass, the Soviet News Agency, said the tests would be made "in view of the enlargement of the program of scientific research in the further exploration of outer space. Two areas were designated for the landing of the rockets. One is in the vicinity of the Marshall Islands. That is an old target area where previous Russian rocket tests have been held. The other is due east of Tokyo, farther north in the Pacific. Both areas are approximately the same distance from the supposed launching site of the rockets. This is believed to be east of the Caspian Sea. THE RANGE of the rockets usually is about 8,000 miles. While it Is specified that the rockets are booster rockets for space vehicles, Premier Khrushchev often has pointed out that the same rockets which boost space vehicles also boost nuclear bombs. If the rockets were pointed In another direction, say to the north toward North America over the pole, they would blanket an area covering the whole northern part of the United States as far south as North Carolina In the East and San Francisco in the West. All of (Turn to Page 24, Column 3) Tennessean Today Page, Page Amusements 42 Markets 58 Anne Adams 37 Obituaries 58 Ask Andy 48 Radio-TV 56 Bridge 36, Sports 48-55 Classified 58-63Amv Vander-Comics 481 hilt 35 Crossword 57 Weather Editorials 26, 27 Map 43 Fashion 33 Woman's Furnishings 39 World 33-40 Horoscope 48 Word Game 48 clothing. However, Mrs. Poteet said last night that her family "will be all right" if they can find another home. Poteet, an employe of the Middle Tennessee State Tuberculosis Hospital, said his troubles began mounting early this month when he lost the job he held with the man from whom he rented. Attempts to find another house have been futile, Mrs. Poteet said yesterday "because nobody wants to rent to you if you have children." But for the time being, the youngsters appeared to be in good hands. Mrs. Ballard said she had not met the Poteet family before Wednesday but had noticed the (Turn to Page 6, Column 3) By SARAH TAYLOR The 14th annual Clinic Bowl, played yesterday at Dudley Stadium, raised approximately $40,000 for the Vanderbilt Physical Therapy Clinic, Bill Wills, bowl chairman, said last night. An estimated 20,000 cheering spectators filling both sides of the stadium, watched the Father Ryan Panthers defeat the Murfreesboro Central Tigers 14-12. "It will be sometime next Evicted Poteets Flooded With Thanksgiving Aid if By FRANK RITTER Thanksgiving turned out to he a series of things to be thankful for yesterday for the family of Charlie Poteet. Poteet, 52, his wife and six small children ranging in age from 2 to 13 were evicted on Thanksgiving eve from their home on Ben Allen Road by a General Sessions Court order. But within hours after their plight became known, numerous Nashvillians had offered assistance to the Poteet family until they can get back on their feet. And by yesterday afternoon things had begun to look a lot brighter with these developments: Mrs. Frances Ballard, 2221 fey. Ll i rriii Father Ryan fan cheer as the Panther go for a touchdown in the Clinic Bowl

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