Johnson City Press from Johnson City, Tennessee on October 13, 1964 · 1
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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Tuesday, October 13, 1964
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-CHRONICL State mt”TWfpe6ple donvt know WILL hurt them r - -Vol 45 —'No 68' Pbon 928-2 HI Johnson xnXbiENN Tuesday morning pCTOBER?3”i964 comerroaiiy & sundoy 50 1 Section— - ii“ Pages ride suits pacemen enjoy co m Another 100 per Charlie Gilreath proudly centers the (old Plaque Award given Harris Manufacturing Co yesterday for ICO per cent participation and 100 per cent Fair Share contribution in the 1964 United Fund ' Appeal Looking on from left are Robert J Hughes" Board asks to handle school funds By JIM TURNER The Johnson City school board last night approved a resolution that would bring about a referendum to ask the voters to give the board a greater voice in determining the amount of money that will be allowed for the operation of city schools A committee was selected to draw up a petition for approval by the board and which would ask the city commission to appoint a charter committee to recommend to the commission changes that would be incorporated in the proposal for charter revision - Background Money for the operation of schools is appropriated by the city commission and the school board has no authority to say how much money it will get nor does It have the authority to shift funds from one category to another if there is a surplus in one category and a need for more funds in a separate category The city commission also has the authority to cut the school budget without eonsideration of recommendations by the school board The Cornell report has recom mended that the city charter be changed to give the school board a greater voice in the securing and disposition of funds for school operation Board member Jack Monroe told the group that several parents had complained to him of overemphasis on football in the elementary schools He said some eight and nine-year-old-boys are told that they will be left off their school’s team if they miss as many as three practice sessions and that they are told they must practice every school day Monroe said (See SCHOOLS Page 2) Continued fair warm For the next couple of days the area can expe£ to have fair skies and warmer temperatures Today’s weather calls for partly cloudy skies and slightly warmer temperatures The high will be about 75 The forecast for tomorrow calls for partly cloudy skies and mild The high will be in the middle 70s The 9 pm readings yesterday showed the temperature at 45 humidity of 77 per cent and the barometer reading 3020 and rising slowly Weather guide YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURES (By U S Wutlwr Bureau) High 7 Law 34 Maan 94 Sunrita 4:14 Sunsat 1:17 Tamparature Readings 4 4 10 1J SB 47 B1 94 44 41 -Unofficial TRI-CITIES: Today and tomorrow — Partly cloudy and mild weather will bo In the area tor the next couple ot days The hioh will bo in tlw middle 70a TENNESSEE: Clear to partly cloudy and mild through Tuesday night High Tuesday 44 to 74 NORTH CAROLINA: Pair and not so cool Tuesday with increasing cloudiness west portion lato Tuesday High Tuesday mostly mid to upper 40a mountains 70 to 75 olaawhere TVA LAKE STAGES y Tht Associated Pros 7 AM (Of Monday 15 171 1720 1901 1385 1377 I 1263 12592 1071 1030 Midnight Tuesday F 2 F 3 A-fluct B-Fluct E A Watauga Hoi st on Boor Henry Cherokee A— 137 3-1371 B — 1259-126G I Goldwater says Baker is in Demo campaign sees PHOENIX Ariz (AP) - Sen Barry Goldwater of Arizona said Monday the “Bobby Baker case” is hurting President Johnson more than anything else and that his own campaign is showing swelling favor with the voters “Our polls that we saw Sunday show us now over the 40 per cent mark in almost every state” he said As for the one Issue that is picking up these voters the Republican presidential nominee declared: “I honestly feel that the Bobby Baker ease is Countygarage removal to Sandy Bottom planned (P-C Erwin Euraau) ERWIN — Walter Pugh representing the Merchant’s Credit Association presented a report to members of County Court on moving the County Garage from Union Street to the Sandy Bottom area where land ha§ been purchased for this purpose The Merchant’s Credit Association will donate $2000 on the project according to Pugh The court voted to draw up a resolution that the county will appropriate an amount not to exceed $7750 for building the garage The go-ahead was given to the road committeejo start procuring rights-of-way for the proposed 7th Street road to be built On the news beats Mrs Ralph Galloway Rt 4 told city officers yesterday that a ladies white Longine watch with six diamonds was stolen from her house yesterday 00 An attempt to enter Sterchi Brothers Main Street late Sunday night failed Thieves apparently tried to make entry into a display window Ellen Sexton 67 814 E Fair-view Ave was listed in fair condition last night at Memorial Hospital where she was admitted after having been struck by an auto at Boone and King Streets Mrs Sexton was cross-(See BEATS Page 2) Republicans organize ‘ballot security program’ to prevent repetition of 1960 ‘voting fraud scandal’ WASHINGTON (AP ) -The Republican National Chairman claiming fraud and chicanery in the 1960 presidential election Monday announced a “ballot security program” for next month’s election Chairman Dean Burch said the massive program to check voting and vote counting in every precinct is designed to prevent “any repetition of the voting fraud scandals and irregularities” of 1960 Asserting that “evidence of such fraud was indisputable” Burch said: “Millions of people to this day feel that (Richard M) Nixon was robbed f the cent for Harris David Lee Francis David Jones Harris employes and al right Carl A Jones UF chairman and Joe-Osborne controller This is Harris’ sixth year at 100 per cent- ” hurting the President more than anything else” Goldwater in an earlier statement said the Republican presidential campaign was being financed by the dollars of the “forgotten Americans” — the people— while his opposition looked ’ to the “fat cats” for funds The issue that has hurt him most Goldwater said is the “outright lie that I am trigger happy” “I think that the trigger happy the nuclear thing Goldwater will get us into war that’s been by the state The estimated county’s cost on this is $6478 The transfer of $3500 from the general fund to the salary fund in order to pay salaries until tax payments start coming in was approved Contract Approved A contract between the county and the sheriff was approved The contract was the same as last year with the chief deputy receiving $325 a month deputy in charge of night duty $300 and one other deputy $225 a month The road committee was authorized to secure the right-of-way for a bridge which will be constructed by the state on - (See GARAGE Page 2) - Barry’s ‘craw-fishing’ worries Gov Johnson ’ SAN ANTONIO Tex (AP) -Gov Paul B Johnson Jr of Mississippi clearly implying he will vote Republican this year said Monday GOP presidential nominee Barry Goldwater has back-tracked on key Southern issues of states rights and constitutional government He said this has hurt Gold-water in the south “Some people are dissatisfied to some extent at his craw-fishing (Hi strong states rights and constitutional government” Johnson said at a news conference at the Southern Governors Conference Johnson conceded little presidency in 1960 by widespread vote frauds in key states” He said Harlington Wood Jr 44 of Springfield Hi a former US attorney for southern Illinois will head the ballot-security program It calls for ballot-security officers in each state and county with citizens trained in state and federal election laws to man the precincts and observe voting and vote counting The precinct workers also will be assigned to check voting lists against actual residents to prevent “tombstone” voting or voting under the names of dead Ellington sees victory NASHVILLE on - Former Gov Buford Ellingon home after a four-day eight-state southern swing aboard the Lady Bird Special predicts the John-son-Humphrey ticket will carry six of the eight states visited Released for birth — CROSS VILLE ) - Alma Fay Carter Reed Matthews charged with illegally disposing of the bodies of her two small children was released under $250 bond yesterday to return to Gadsden Ala for the birth of her third child officers said Mrs Matthews who has been in jail at Cookeville since May told officers there the baby is due Thursday Her trial was postponed until the February term of Cumberland County Criminal Court as was the trial for Sammie Earl and Barbara Sue Ammons Mrs Matthews was working as a babysitter for the Ammons couple when the three were arrested Novelist dies JACKSONVILLE Fla (AP) - Novelist HH (Pat) Frank 57 author of ‘iAlas Babylon” died Monday of inflammation of the pancreas Cheers for queen OTTAWA (AP) - Queen Elizabeth II was cheered by a crowd of 25000 Canadians in the national capital They appeared intent on making up for the queen’s cool reception in Quebec " Film too slow ERWIN -The Board of May- NEW YORK AP) - The u— l Coimubja Broadcasting System complained Monday that the Japan Broadcasting Co is holding' up release of film of the Olympic Games until the following day CBS said the film could be transmitted by the Syncom satellite immediately sore spot GOP gains the most damaging thing I have run into” he said “But I think that is being overcome by just people stopping to think that no man particularly no American is ever going to push the button” He said he thought the people were beginning to realize that “no American wants war that we all want peace and that my lengthy experience with military affairs has taught me that” “You will find the average military man far more peaceful (See BARRY Page 2) 7tli Street rights get nod in Erwin (P- Erwin Bureau) or and Aldermen last night voted to authorize the City Planning Committee to go ahead and procure rights-of-way for the Seventh Street Road to be built by the State Highway Department The estimated cost to the city was $2588632 If the rights-of-way are sent to the state by Nov 15 the bias on the project will be let Dec 18 A delegation from the Industrial Committee appeared before the Board to ask that the city form a Municipal Planning Board The group expressed concern with the few-desirable (See BOARD Page 2) chance of a Republican victory but said he believes the GOP will carry Mississippi His remarks sharpened the political flavor of the governors meeting and appeared to give weight to similar comments Sunday by Gov John J Mc-Keithen of Louisiana who declared neutrality in the presidential race McKeithen said Goldwater was ahead in Louisiana but Johnson was gaining because Goldwater had failed to talk MORRISTOWN — A $10-about civil rights and tidelands 000 ' appropriation to complete issues in his visit to the state construction of an addition to Fifteen governors attended! Morristown - Hamblen Hospital the first session persons Wood said Among other things which they will be trained to watch for is the so-called “short-pencil artist” The GOP claimed that thousands of Republican ballots cast in Cook County (Chicago) Hi had been disqualified by counters equipped with a short pencil or a pencil lead stuck under their fingernails They allegedly marked votes for a third party thus disqualifying the ballot “We are not going to wait to read the headlines (Hi the morning after to discover the voters didn’t get a square deal” Wood said MOSCOW (AP) - Three Soviet spacemen hurtled around the globe on a flight that appears to have-leapfrogged -the Russians into the lead again in the space race They were described as wearing light woolen clothing rather than space suits At 5 am Tuesday a Radio Moscow newscast reported the space ship Voskhod (Sunrise) was continuing its successful orbiting into a second day The cosmonauts — a pilot a doctor and a scientist — radioed to earth that all was going well "News in brief Back to Dallas BUTTErMont (AP) - President Johnson is going back to Dallas next Monday for the first time since the assassination of President John F Kennedy Nov 22 Since then security precau-tions around the new President have been strengthened Greene court seeking aid for airport GREENEVILLE W) — Greene County Court voted yesterday to begin preliminary negotiations with the state to clear the way for state officials to apply for federal aid for construction of an airport here Judge Carl Baxter was named to represent the county in negotiations for the airport which would be operated jointly by Greeneville and Greene County (See COURT Page 2) In the days after the close election of 1960 Republicans centered their fire on Illinois and Texas Both states’ electoral votes were credited to the late President John F Kennedy Had their combined 51 votes been denied him he would not have received the electoral-vote majority required to win The Republican committee statement Monday said that in Cook County where Kennedy rolled up a big edge to take the state by a slender 8 858-vote margin there were “countless instances of deceased persons ‘voting’" the Soviet news agency Tass said Monday night They cut off radio contact with—Soviet—ground —Stations during’ the night after their eighth orbit which Carried them outside Soviet territory The space ship was expected back over Soviet territory Tuesday morning and radio contact was expected to be resumed Dressed in light woolen gray suits and blue jackets Soviet cosmonauts No 7 8 and 9 ate took turns sleeping and went through the various scientific US Army colonel freed unharmed by terrorists CARACAS Venezuela (AP) -Terrorist kidnapers released US Army Lt Col Michael Smolen unharmed Monday night after holding him captive since Friday the US Embassy announced The embassy said Smolen was left in an automobile and telephoned the embassy that he was alright - Reliable sources reported earlier that Venezuelan police had arrested 11 suspected terrorists including two who participated in the kidnaping— of Smolen ’ — One suspect was identified as Johnson on overtime answers crime charge DENVER Colo (AP) -President Johnson campaigned overtime Monday night to win the West with stabs along the way at Arizona Sen Barry Goldwater and a forecast of exposure for the John Birch Society and the Ku Klux Klan if he wins the election victory he expects Johnson also took off on the issue of crime and violence in the streets for the first time an issue Goldwater has been raising repeatedly With one stop still to go before winging back to Washington Johnson brought his drive to Denver and a tumultous recep Home attempts to block Labor’s whiff of victory LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Sir Alec’Douglas-Home led 30 of his Cabinet ministers in a countrywide blitz Monday night to stave off Laborite Harold Wilson’s surging challenge for power in Thursday’s election From Land’s End to John O’Groat’s on the doorstep and at public meetings the Conservative theme to voters was summed up by Douglas-Home and by Trade Minister Edward Heath “Don’Lsupport the -Liberals There are only two alternatives — a Conservative or a Socialist government’! tht prime minister told a Maldon Essex audience “Tell tht voters they can’t trust Wilson His own party doesn’t Attack attack attack” Heath advised his canvassers in London Wilson the Labor party leader remained cool but leaders of the middle-way Liberals who are splitting the vote to the disadvantage of the Conservatives in scores of key districts SrsxmiGt &' rfi-'AuoBxJL A cattle sale always draws' a crowd and even political candidates like to take a look as this scene at the 16th annual Keefauver Brothers Angus cattle sale on the Carl Young Farm tests prescribed for them Tass said Although official announcements spoke of “a long flight” reliable informants’ said" Monday that the world’s first mut-tipassenger space ship probably would land Tuesday There was no indication of how or where the landing would be In Washington James E Webb administrator ot the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said the Soviet accomplishment as “a clear indication? that the a high-ranking member of the outlawed Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN) The sources said police were questioning him closely in hopes of rescuing Smolen 1 Earlier Interior Minister Gonzalo Barrios announced the arrest of two terrorists who were part of- the five-man gang that abducted Smolen He added that authorities-expected to rescue the American soon Eight more FALN suspects were nabbed Monday night including -a professional dancer described as a girl friend of one of the arrested kidnapers tion An overflow crowd heard and cheered him shrieked whistled and waved its LBJ banners in the Coliseum It holds 11000 normally and a police sergeant estimated 2000 extra had squeezed in Monday night Along the streets on the way from the airport more thousands turned out Johnson offered seven street-corner talks and a little corn along with them inviting everybody within sound of a loud speaker that goes with him to “come on down to the speakin’” Steve McNichols former gov-(See JOHNSON Page 2) rented wlh some heat Scenting the victory most pollsters predict for Labor Thursday Wilson told newsnfen in Manchester he was flattered by the ’onservative onslaught “No one would think of a similar barrage directed at Sir Alec” he cracked “It is the last desperate play of a bankrupt party” D-R-U-N-K GASTONIA N C (AP) — The prisoner had been arrested on a charge of public drunkenness and was trying to make a last minute pitch to avoid imprisonment No drunk man could spell well he argued to jailer Otis Myers as he proposed to prove his innocence Take the name of the Soviet premier he said and then spelled out “K-h-r-u-s-h-c-h-e-v” to prove his point “I can spell too” said Myers as he spelled: “J B G-o-f-o-r-t-h d-r-u-n-k” and locked the prisoner in a cell Mk ¥: A prize-winner Russians are continuing a large space program for the achieve ment of national power and prestige” US officials noted-that— the-American-space program does not call for a similar feat until 1966 although two-man Gemini spaceships are scheduled to go into orbit early next year The official Soviet announcement said Voskhod had been boosted into space by a powerful new rocket from a space center in Kazakhstan near the Aral Sea Barrios identified the two members of the kidnap gang as Arsenio Pasarin 26 and Alberto Rodrigo Barro 24 Spanish-born members of the FALN Police raiders seized them in a downtown apartment at 3 am Barrios said other captors of Smolen had just left the hideout The apartment contained weapons bombs and a big wall sign-in Spanish calling for Yankees to get out The interior minister said the kidnapers were using a series of apartments in an effort to elude pursuit - Johnson’s political liand-icap CASPER Wyo (AP) — President Johnson three bandages on his right hand after six days of cross-country campaigning is doing his darnedest to avoid firm Western handshakes Flying into Casper to address a crowd from the steps of the county court house -Johnson tilted his right hand downward as he went along a receiving line Thus those- who waited to greet him could only grip the hand and not the bandaged fingers And when one of the local dignitaries managed a full-fledged handshake- a - Secret -Service agent stepped forward quickly to break the grip The President’s hand has been cut and gouged by grasping fingers during his heavy campaign schedule Probation granted to Joe Crawford (P-C EHxabethton Bureau) EL1ZABETHTON — Joe Craw--ford Johnson City was placed on five-year probation in Criminal Court here yesterday Crawford representing Nationwide Homes Inc:- was convicted of receiving money as a contractor and not paying all bills for material and labor He’ was originally sentenced at the last term of court to a year and a day Testimony showed a purchaser of a new home received a bill for approximately $600 after he had paid the contract price to Crawford for the Nationwide home Crawford’s pastor took the stand and testified Crawford had recently been made treasurer of the church and was a leader in (See CARTER Page 2) a ' i 1 ft' (Staff Photo) in Boones Creek shows Here admiring a prize-winner are from left Joe Keen Rep Jimmy Quillen Nancy Gore daughter of Sen Albert Gore and Carl Young' 77

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