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Saturday, March 28, 1970
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Suit Hits VU Renewa (Continued From Page One) ties and area planning at little or no cost. Generally control the future of that portion of the area it does not desire to own. The suit also alleged that officials of the First American National Bank and Third National Bank were connected with Vanderbilt University or the Housing Authority during the planning stages of the renewal project and, therefore, had a conflict of interest. , First American and Third National are depositories for the funds of the Nashville Housing Authority and Vanderbilt University, the complaint said. . THE SUIT was filed for the Adairs by J. Granville Clark, a Russellville, Ky., attorney. The University Center Urban Renewal Project embraces a wide area in the vicinity of Vanderbilt University, Peabody College and Scarret College in the vicinity of 21st Ave. S. The suit asked federal court to enjoin Vanderbilt and NHA from entering condemnation proceedings for the purpose of acquiring their property. It further asked for damages with full consideration for value of their property. THE SUIT said Gerald Gimre, executive director and secretary of the housing authority, who was named as a defendant, had notified the Adairs of NHA's intention to file by April 1 condemnation proceedings in the state court. It was alleged that the condemnation of the property is a violation of the Housing & Urban Renewal Act and the Administrative Procedure Act as well as the due process clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Cash Learns 'Welfare Cadillac' Johnny Cash is learning the lyrics to "Welfare Cadillac." Cash's sister, Mrs. Reba Hancock, said , she talked the matter over with him last night and the decision was, for the present, to say just this: "IF THE President wants to hear it, that's what John will sing," Mrs. Hancock said. Cash neither wrote nor recorded the song, which President Nixon has requested Cash to sing before some 200 dignitaries at the White House April 17. Nixon's choice of this song which depicts a shiftless father who uses welfare payments to pay for his Cadillac has provoked controversy around the country, especially from Herman Yeatman, Tennessee commissioner of welfare. YEATMAN wrote the President that the song "degrades everyone who has found it necessary to become a recipient, adds to the irritation of anyone whose taxes must be used to support the needy and distorts the facts about the welfare program." Several civil rights leaders have also joined in the protest. A spokesman at the Florida White House, where Nixon is spending his Easter holidays, said Cash is not obligated to sing the song. WHITE HOUSE press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said the President "did enjoy the particular tune." But Ziegler added that, "I don't know if Mr. Cash will sing that or not." Julius Krug, HST's Interior Boss, Dies , KNOXVILLE Julius Albert Krug, 62, who at 38 became one of the nation's youngest secretaries of the Interior under President Harry S Truman, died Thursday in University Hospital of an undisclosed ailment. Krug, a former chief power engineer for the Tennessee Valley Authority, worked in Washington as a power consultant after leaving his cabinet post. WHILE WITH TV A in the 1930s, Krug gained national attention for his role in the TVA's purchase of Commonwealth and Southern Power Co. Krug and David Lilienthal, then TVA chairman, worked PHILLIPS ft MooreA PAINTS QUARLES HARDWARE siuaiw 106 MOAD OMtN HIUS The taking is not for public purpose use, necessity or benefit, but on the contrary is for the private purpose and benefit of Vanderbilt University, that suit alleged. It also alleged that the Metro ordinance giving final approval is illegal and void, said stating that "the project area is not a slum or blighted area within the meaning of the act." THE SUIT ALSO alleged a conflict of interest on the part of NHA in that T. Scott Flle-brown, president of First American, and Gayle Gup-ton, a vice president of Third National, were NHA members. It stated both were active on the authority and at their respective banks "subsequent to conception of the project and throughout its formulative stages." Third National President Sam Fleming and Andrew Benedict, chairman of the board at First American, the suit complained, were both serving on the Vanderbilt Board of Trust while the university was conducting business with NHA. DURING THIS period, the suit said, Vanderbilt conducted business with NHA as one of the beneficiaries of the project and negotiated with the federal government and the NHA for federal funds and in connection with other matters benefiting Vanderbilt University in the project. . It stated further that Chancellor Alexander Heard of Vanderbilt was, until Dec. 31, 1968, chairman of the Nashville branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Heard was out of the city and could not be reached for comment. Benedict said he had not heard about the suit and could not comment at this time. Fleming said he also did not know about the suit and could not comment except to say: "The university center is a constructive move for the present and future of Nashville. It should be encouraged rather than discouraged." Fillebrown said he believed the university program "should result in a very important development of a vital section of the Nashville community. "The university renewal plan as approved by the council and the federal agencies is an important program in the orderly growth of public services and conveniences in the university area. "It certainly is intended to be an important community development and certainly has not self interest of anybody involved in the project." The complaint charged that Vanderbilt and Housing Authority officials, have "ma-ticuously and unlawfully conspired, through the guise and subterfuge . . ." to obtain plaintiffs' property and the property of others in the area, for Vanderbilt's own private use. Thus it would deprive plaintiffs of their due process and equal protection rights. IT CHARGED that plaintiffs have been denied information concerning the project and have been hampered in obtaining information that was available. Instead, the suit continued, they were brushed aside as have been other property owners, and denied any sort of meaningful hearing. Vanderbilt University, said ! the complaint, has acquired many parcels of land within the project area over several years. "It has willfully permitted such property to deteriorate," working in concert with the housing authority. The result has been a general decrease in property values in the area, including plaintiffs property, it was stated. out the $80 million deal with a little-known man named Wendell L. Willkie, president of Commonwealth and Southern. Willkie later was the Republican party's unsuccessful nominee against President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election. Krug, a native of Madison, Wis., graduated from the University of Wisconsin, worked briefly for the Wisconsin Telephone Co. and then joined the Wisconsin Public Service Commission where he became known as a spokesman for public power. A. B. (Happy) Chandler, governor of Kentucky, summoned him to Frankfort, Ky., to set up Kentucky's utility regulations in 1937. Soon thereafter, his former boss in Wisconsin, Lilienthal, brought Krug to Knoxville and TVA. KRUG JOINED the TVA in 1938, becoming chief power engineer and in 1940 was named manager of power for TVA. m ii yg WMirtmr fHTfUi "tf rr-jtntr- wniryv"" - ; - - - -- mw-t ri r r r r--r - i . . - . v:.- is-iev n iiym i m l 1 i 1 - r - ::.-. -, -':,- , , o J HiiiiP J: ill isill issyss ' WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. Kerry Kennedy, daughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, holds a fawn evacuated from the flooded Everglades and Mate Guilty in McMINNVILLE, Tenn. -Herman Banks Taylor Jr., 40, was found guilty yesterday of voluntary manslaughter . in the death of his country music singer wife, but the punishment fixed by the jury caused a slight stir among court observers and attorneys. Jury Foreman Jesse Nun-ley read the verdict and said the jury fixed the punishment at "not less than 10 years." SPECIAL DEFENSE counsel John J. Hooker Sr. of Nashville, said last night that under the law the jury is required not to fix the minimum, but the maximum penalty. Hooker said the law sets the punishment for voluntary manslaughter at not less than two years and not more than 10 years and that under the state's undeterminate sentence law, a person convicted of voluntary manslaughter would serve only 18 months before he becomes eligible for parole. However, Hooker said he and attorneys Bernard Smith and Larry Stanley of McMinn-ville, will file a motion for a new trial "and if we are CCC Head Hits Metro 'Failure' (Continued From Page One) Formosa St., in Councilman Harold Love's 19th District. "Because they (the government) wanted our neighborhood to deteriorate," Mitchell answered, "so the federal government could come in here and say to them, 'Okay, you've made this mess, now we'll give you $2 for every $1 you spend to clean it up.' " "THAT MEANS urban renewal," said Mitchell. "No matter where you live, the process catches up with you. There's nowhere else to run. That's why we've got to get together and oppose this program here." "If we don't, we'll be moved out of North Nashville, then out of Haynes and Bordeaux (where Mitchell says the city is planning its next ghetto), then out of wherever else they decide to move us." Last night's meeting was the first of a series planned by the CCC in the five Model Cities councilmanic districts 17, 18, 19, 20. 21 to inform residents of the CCC's pro While still with TVA, he was loaned to the War Production Board in 1942 and served as chairman of the board in 1944-45. He served briefly in the Navy, holding the rank of lieutenant commander and in that capacity was sent by Roosevelt to England to organize a panel of U.S. and British power experts to assist in repairing Europe's war-ravaged utilities and installations. In 1955-56, he was leader of a United Nations flood control mission in Pakistan. KRUG WAS a son of German Protestant parents whose ancestors fled Germany in protest against the policies of Bismarck. In 1945, he abruptly resigned from the War Production Board, telling newsmen at the time he could not afford to live in Washington on his (12,000 a year salary. He reportedly received offers from private business of $100,000 a year at that time. Displaced Fawn Captures Attention overruled, we expect to appeal." Taylor, who has been jailed since Sept. 9 on a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting of his estranged wife, Liza Jane Taylor, 37, was released under $10,000 bond yesterday after the jury reported its verdict. SHOULD his conviction be upheld, Hooker said Taylor would be credited the six months he has spent in jail and the most additional time he would have to serve would be one year. Dist. Atty. Gen. Charles S. Ramsey Jr. of Manchester, sought a first-degree murder conviction and commented after the trial: "The verdict was a loss for the state. Justice did not prevail." Hooker argued before the jury that the pistol used in the shooting was owned by Mrs. Taylor and that she drew it from her purse during an argument with her husband. "If this pistol belonged to Mrs. Taylor and was in her possession at the time, the defendant could not be guilty of this offense," he told the jury. tests to the Model Cities program recently submitted to federal officials by Metro Council. The next meeting is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 949 37th Ave. N., in Councilman John L. Driver's 21st District. Driver was the only Model Cities area councilman to vote against the CCC position when the Council voted to submit the program. Violence Closes St. Louis School ST. LOUIS, Mo. (UPI) -Washington University was ordered closed by Chancellor Thomas Eliot yesterday in the wake of campus violence in which one student and eight policemen were injured and nine students were jailed. Students and police clashed when 250 to 300 demonstrators tried to board up the Air Force ROTC building and "condemn" it. He was a consultant to private industry for a time until he was named to the Truman cabinet in 1946. He resigned from the Interior post In 1949. AT THE time of his death, following two weeks in University Hospital's intensive care unit, he was president of Volunteer Asphalt Co., a firm he and a brother formed in 1956, and chairman of the board of Brookside Mills, Inc. Krug is survived by his widow, the former Margaret Catherine Dean, Knoxville; a son, James Krugg, Knoxville; a daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Grether, Fresno, Calif.; his father, Julius J. Krug, . Madison, Wis.; a brother, George C. Krug, Knoxville; five sisters, Mrs. Florence Mills and Mrs. Alice MacDonald, Madison; Mrs. Marion Scheil, Milwaukee, Mrs. Esther Volz, Louisville, and Mrs. Ruth Os-mun, Toledo. The body will be sent to Washington for burial in Arlington National Cemetery. taken to a sanctuary. With her, from left, are the daughters of Mrs. Pat Kennedy Lawford, Victoria, Sydney and Robin. Singer's Death HOOKER commented last night that the verdict was "better than it could havs been," but that he thought Taylor should have been acquitted. "I don't think there was any way he could have been guilty of voluntary manslaughter. He was either guilty of first-degree murder or innocent," Hooker said. Hooker commented also that two defense witnesses charged with perjury Thursday through bench wararnts issued by Circuit Court Judge Robert S. Brady were not guilty. "I don't think the charge of perjury was justified. I think the women were telling the truth," Hooker said. Ramsey charged that Mrs. Imogene Shelton and her daughter, Mrs. Joy Fay Campbell, 18, both of Manchester, had lied in their testimony about witnessing the shooting and contradicted their own testimony and the testimony of Taylor. THE WOMEN were released under $5,000 bonds each and bound over to the May term of the Warren County Grand Jury. Taylor testified in his own 3 to 6 II a IS WM T 1 1. JP 2-3 Bloom M Azaleas 1-Gal. Container $1149 STORE HOURS Un.4iL 7 fesiay 1-7 JL m " 0 Mby Drift Sktfitof Cwltr -AP Wirtphoto defense that he and his wife became involved in an argument in the presence of her brother, Paris Pelham, at the T a y 1 o r s' Mud Creek community farm last Sept. 9. Taylor said Mrs. Taylor drew a pistol from her purse and that during a struggle, the pistol discharged. Mrs. Taylor died the next day in Vanderbilt Hospital, Nashville, of a bullet wound in the head. THE FIVE-DAY trial was concluded after the 11 man, one woman jury reported at 5:44 p.m. Brady charged the jury following the noon recess and the jury began its deliberations at 2:05 p.m. The judge delayed formal sentencing of Taylor until the hearing of the motion for a new trial is conducted. He said attorneys will have 30 days to file their motion. Taylor has produced country music shows and he and his wife had participated in several overseas shows for U.S. servicemen under the auspices of the USO. They had made four trips to Vietnam. Mrs. Taylor sued Taylor for divorce last June 30, but no decree had been ordered. looms Decorator Basket of Roses 95 Beautiful, long lasting 11(7 PmiII JUt. "WE TAKE THE (JMm 3 . Cft A yikife. i i m i THE NASHVILII TENNESSEAN. Teeth Tuned In Dentist Explains Mystery Music DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) It's midnight and you're sound asleep, and suddenly you're blasted awake by a rousing rendition of "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Annoying? Ves, especially when no radio or phonograph is turned on in your house or the neighbor's. A DAYTONA BEACH housewife, who agreed to talk about it only if her name was not publicized, has been receiving the music through her dental fillings and crowns since the night of March 16. She was sitting with her family in the living room when an orchestra began blaring "It's a Long W a y to Tip-perary." The woman asked one of her children to turn off the radio. He replied that it was off, but the music continued. TWO DAYS LATER, her husband recalled reading of another case in which teeth had picked up radio signals. He sent his wife to her dentist, Dr. J. H. Long. Dr. Long explained that two metals such as gold and amalgam fillings, plus acid in saliva, could set up a potential receiving system. The dentist confirmed the story. Long replaced one of the gold crowns and told her to use baking soda to cut down on acidity. The sound now is only half as loud as before. In order to rest, the woman sleeps in a motel which is a mile away from her home and out of range of the signal. SINCE NO CALL letters are ever heard, the possibility Nashville's Largest Selection! lust Arrived! New Shipment Of GERMAN ESTATE and REGIONAL WINES Harry Demetros LIQUORS & Wine 'Mart NEW LOCATION 1122 Charlotte Ave. (Across Street From Former Location) $39o9 ft?' &L ITTTIilTl JYIUIVIS $99 oj) o 6" Pot Size CEMETERY I Memorial Arrangements Colorful Daisies Roses Poppies Carnations $g95 i Pikt GUESS OUT OF GARDENING" SHk4t. MKt 21. 19T0 that she was picking up a commercial radio station was discarded. Only she can hear the music. Electronics experts have theorized that the signal is coming from someone playing a phonograph and transmitting sound to a speaker in another part of his house by a wireless method. Instead of reaching only the other rooms, they said, the signal is traveling as far as a mile. Other songs picked up include "Rambling Rose," "My Country 'Tis of Thee," and "Pack up your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag." "IT WAS KIND of funny at first," the woman said, "but it's sure wearing thin." In an effort to reach her musicmaker, the woman ran an ad in the personal columns of yesterday's Daytona Beach News, which also carried a story of her plight. The ad said: "If you live in the Beville-Ridgewood area and play the following records daily on a wireless phonograph: "Rambling Rose," "Glory Glory Hallelujah," and "Long Way to Tipperary" . . . URGENT: CaU this number ..." Dog Kennel Scares Would-Be Burglars CINCINNATI (UPI)- Two would be burglars sneaked up to a building and carefully opened a door. They were greeted by howling dogs. Red-faced, the pair ran to their car and fled. They mistakenly broke into a dog kennel. BAN KAM ERIC ARD SUPERCARD IN Show BrtiM FWd fUSE YOUR BANKS CHARGE CARDS k

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