The Tennessean from Nashville, Tennessee on April 2, 1963 · Page 1
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Tuesday, April 2, 1963
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IN THIHfAITOr TV TT SEVILLE TENNE E NA Served by A merica's Greatest News Services I 1 aumiiu j; fJ At the Crossroads of Natural Gas and TV A Power Telephone Alpine 5-1 221 VOL. 57 No. 335 Second Class Postage Paid at Nashville. Tenn. NASHVILLE, TENN., TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 2, 1963 10 CENTS 30 PAGES oj a) IT Jl 3 A 'Vew Government for All People is Here btLia ZrS GO . AND GROW., i vjfeM " H ;i::E5r . JmL M CO) ifcfc 3 ,i w Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Dai County r yf x rfct rt . 11 - ' Staff colorphoto by Jimmy Holt Metro Mayor Beverly Briley delivers his inaugural address, backed by the 40 Metropolitan councilmen who have just taken the oath of office. Avco Gets AF $3 Million Pact Veto Halts Aid To Cheekwood By BILL KOVACH Gov. Frank G. Clement, using his item veto on the miscellan eous appropriations bill, struck down hopes of developing Cheekwood into a state fine aits center. The governor vetoed an ap propriation of $100,000 for such a center, explaining he did not think the project "is a responsi bility which properly rests at the state level of government." The Cheekwood item would have conveyed title of the property to the state for use as an institution under a commission on fine arts. It would have required that state money be matched dollar for dollar by funds raised by the non-profit organization which now operates Cheekwood. LOCAL legislators had been optimistic about the chances of the proposed appropriation. The governor also struck out a $10,000 appropriation to be used for restoring monuments (Turn to Page 6, Column 1) By LARRY DAUGHTREY The Air Force awarded a $3,735,000 contract yesterday to Avco Corporation's Aerospace Structures Division in Nashville for purchase and installation of heavy machine tools, Rep. Richard Fulton an nounced here. . J The award is an indica tion that Avco will be a i major producer of compo nets for the C141 turbo-fan cargo airplane, a project the Air Force expects to spend more than a bil lion dollars on in the next few years. Avco now has a $6.3 million subcontract from Lockheed-Georgia, a division of Lockheed Aircraft Corp., to produce five wing box assemblies for the big transport. "We have not been officially notified of the awarding of the contract," said Wayne Hudson, vice president and general man ager of the Nashville division "but the money will be used to buy adequate machine tools for expected prolonged production of the wing box assemblies. THE NEW tools will enable Avco to produce the assemblies faster as the plane comes into general use, Hudson explained. Hudson said the contract will not increase employment at the plant because expiring contracts will free workers already employed. The machine tools, which must be specially manufactured, will be installed about a year from now in existing space at the Barton To Be Police Official Chief Deputy Sheriff Donald Barton will be appointed an in spector with the Metropolitan Police Department, with initial duties to direct former county patrolmen now. on the police force, it was learned yesterday t was also learned that Metro Mayor Beverly Briley will ap point Jack Hawkins, former county patrol captain, to the post of police inspector then assign him to duties as wine and 1 whisky ' inspector. Wesley Harmon, present wine and whisky inspector, is expected to be shifted back to the police department. He was promoted last year by ex-Mayor Ben West. Jett, under Metro, is in charge of civil and criminal process serving, along with the county jail and workhouse. He no longer is chief law enforcement officer of the county. THERE WAS every indica tion as the new government took over yesterday that Jett will re (Turn to Page 7, Column 2) (Turn to Page 6, Column 6) Briley HFa Reins in kesMetrd Simple Rite By WAYNE WHITT Mayor Beverly Briley, acting only minutes after taking the oath ofoffice as Metropolitan mayor in a simple but historic ceremony, announced a series Appoi In 80s Again NASHVILLE AND VICINITY Mostly sunny and mild today and tomorrow. High today in the 80's. Fair and mild tonight. Low 55 to 63. FIVE DAY FORECAST Temperatures will average 10 to 15 degrees above normal, with only minor daily changes except turning cooler toward end of week. Normal high 65 to 68, normal low 41 to 48. Rainfall will total between 'a and 1 inch as showers and thundershowers last half of week. Map, other data Page 25. ntments Get Approval By JAMES TALLEY A Metro Council committee voted yesterday to recommend confirmation of two department heads and four of five appointments to the Metropolitan Civil Service Commission submitted by Mayor , Beverly Briley. y The committee delayed a recommendation , to Metropolitan Council on a fifth' appointment to the civil service group when appointee Ben T. Law refused to tell the committee if he would favor or oppose a strike by policemen for higher wages. In a three -hour meeting. Chairman Dan May also put off a vote on a list of. five appointments made bv Briley to the Metropolitan Board of Equalization. THE DELAY until Saturday afternoon came after a com mittee member, Councilman James Tuck, voiced objection to one of the appointees, Ted J. (Turn to Page 7, Column 6) of appointments yester- Plause from the crowd as did J 4V,of f ov, Erileys promise to separate day, including that of an fl.onthe Fpublic payro alI em acting police chief. ployes "who are free riders and Briley, the first Metropolitan do not want to pay the fare in mayor for Nashville and David-dedicated and honest work . ." son County, named veteran po-""1 Pe,P!?,' ?"e netw mayor ae- lice officer Hubert O. Kemp as acting Metropolitan police chief. He also announced the appointment of members of the Metro politan planning commission civil service commission board of equalization. Kemp's appointment came shortly after Briley told an esti- clared, "will have to get off at See editorial, "Metro's Future Is Now in Hands of the People," Page 8. mated 8,500 who had gathered at the Municipal Auditorium for the inauguration of the new government's officials: "WE WANT, and we are go ing to have, a police department which will reflect nothing but credit upon itself and this com munity, i This pledge of a police force with a new image brought ap- the very first stop." The mayor was the last of the 42 elected officials of Metropolitan government to take the and oath of office. He was preceded by Vice Mayor George Cate Jr. and the 40 members of the Metropolitan Council. Also sworn into office were City Judge Andrew J. Doyle and City Traffic Judge Dennis Summers as judges of the Metropolitan court, but they were not elected in last November's Metropolitan election. The crowd gave Briley a standing ovation when he entered the auditorium for the ceremony and a second such ovation after he delivered his inaugural address. Among those witnessing the historic occasion were formpr Nashville Mayor Ben West, former Gov. Jim 11c- Anti-Fide Group Led By a Yank 17 Fighters Expect To Be Freed; Another Commando Unit Defies U.S. Policy, Launches Mission MIAMI, Fla. (AP) Seventeen anti-Castro raiders were arrested on a small Bahamian island Sunday night and 16 were placed aboard a British warship that was proceeding toward Nassau last night. I . ...... Laos Minister Assassinated A companion group of commandoes that eluded capture was reported nearing Cuban shores. Its mission was to fight any Communist boats encountered and to contact reb els inside Cuba. "The captain radioed us at 6 p.m. that the boat was 40 miles from Cuba, and we assume it is completing its mission," said Dr. American Grassroots Feel Cuban Situation, says Columnist Vernon Louviere, Page 9. Orlando Bosch the anti-C o m m u n i s t Escambray Front Army. He said the two boats loft before the State Department issued restrictions against raiders Saturday. By ANTOINE YARED VIENTIANE, LAOS UP) Foreign Minister Quinim Phol-scna was assassinated last night after attending a royal reception given by King Savang Vathana to promote peace among Laotian factions, government sources said today. sairl I h . lf.ft.lAaninn coordinator of,Qujjm SPot down by un. luoan ; known assassin while enterina his home in downtown Vientiane at 9:15 p.m. His wife, at his side, was reported wounded in both legs by (Turn to Page 7, Column 1) "OUR RAIDS will definitely be continued," Bosch said. "We re violating no American law. We do not leave from American bases." .. An American adventurer, Jerry Buchanan, 24, leader of the raiding group that was captured, was flown to Nassau in a British Navy plane. After an appearance in court, he said the Cubans and their equipment would he released today. Buchanan said he pleaded the case before the court of Magistrate John Baily and convinced authorities the exiles had not violated any law and had not committed any act of aggres sion against the Britrsh govern ment. Buchanan said his boat, Vio lin III. had been followed by a U. S. Navy plane for more than a day and a half before the craft put into Norman Cay to rcluel. AT THE small island, Bu chanan said he and one of the (Turn to Page 6, Column 2) Tennessean Today Page Page Amusements 16 Obituaries 25 Ask Andy 14 ! Radio-TV 15 Bridge 12 Sports 18-21 Classified 25-29 Uncle Ray 14 Comics 14,Wpather Crossword Editorials Horoscope Markets 24 8,9 15 22-24 Map 25 Woman's World 12, 13 Word Game 14 Kiss for New 1st Citizen 1$ Here Are Metro Services Here is the status of the major services now that the city and county governments have combined into a Metropolitan unit: Police The Nashville Police Department and the Sheriff's Patrol now make up the Metropolitan police force. Citizens may obtain police service by calling either ALpine 5-7561 or ALpine 4-7565. Fire The Nashville Fire Department will answer calls from residents of the urban services area. The residents of the general services area will have to continue to depend upon private fire departments until the Metropolitan Council extends fire protection. Schools The Nashville and Davidson County schools already are under the jurisdiction of the Metro transitional school board though there will continue to be separate superintendents of the two school systems until July 1, 1961. Health The efforts of the various hospitals General Hospital, the County Hospital and the County Convalescent Home will be coordinated immediately. The Davidson County Health De partment is now the Metro Health Department, though it has been rendering public health service for the total community for years. Refuse collections Service will be provided for residents of the urban services district. Residents of the general services district will have to continue to depend upon private collectors until such service is extended by the Metropolitan Council. Tax assessments The city and county assessment programs were combined into a single unit last October with Clifford Allen designated as Metro assessor. Civil Service Commission Mayor Beverly Briley has already appointed a Metro commission. Planning A commission for planning for the entire Metro area already has been appointed. Streets and public works The separate departments will be combined into a single unit as quickly as the transition can be completed. Public employes Governmental workers will continue to report for work as they have in the past until notified by superiors of changes. t,. i.i.i wt"tmmmrm'm Wntnr r-f -an te the assassins' bullets. KING VATHANA In a npeoch had appealed to feuding Laotian factions to patch up their differences and strive to re-establish peace in this still divided country. Quinim joined the coalition government last June as a member of Premier Souvanna Phou-ma's neutralist party. However, he created many enemies and became a controversial figure in Laotian politics by later following the left leaning course. He associated himself closely with the pro-Communist Pathet Lao faction. Among Quinim's followers was the dissident neutralist Col. Dcu-ane who rebelled against the authority of the commander of the neutralist troops, Kong Le, last November. IN THE continuing turbulence of Laotian politics. Col. Ketsana Vong Souvanah, field commander of the neutralist forces, was killprl earlv in February. Neu tralist military leaders charged me j-'atnet Lao with the slaying. Quinim hud lust returned tn Laos with the king after visits to nine of the signatory coun tries oi the ueneva accord guaranteeing Laos' neutrality. Quinim Pholsena, 48, had risen (Turn to Page 6, Column 5) Woman Victim Of Attacker By JERRY THOMPSON An East Nashville woman was knocked to the ground and her purse snatched last night in the " latest of a series of muggings tn the East Nashville area since Jan. 1, police said. Mrs. Mary Holley, 47, of 202 Treutlan St., was taken to General Hospital shortly after the attack about 11:30 p.m. She was treated for bruises about the face and shoulder and scratches on her right leg. The attack occurred within a few blocks of where Mrs. Hattie Harris was fatally beaten. She was found in a vacant lot Jan. 15 and died Jan. 17. Mrs. Holloy told police she was (Turn to Page 4, Column 5) t Staff photo by Harold Lowe Jr. Metro Mayor Beverly Briley receives an enthusiastic kiss from his aunt, Mrs. Lucile DuPont, Middlesboro, Ky., as well wishers including U.S. Rep. Richard Fulton, left, wait to congratulate him. Politics By Joe Hatcher Metro Example Here at Last For All To See Metro, a new concept of government, took over David-sun County and the city of Nashville yesterday for all the world to study and to profit by in years to come. The city of Nashville can point, numerically speaking, to a remarkable growth in a brief period of time. It jumped overnight by annexation from some 160,000 to 250,000 a (Turn to Page 6, Colump 7)

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