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   Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - June 14, 1955, Kingsport, Tennessee                             Deathless Days City County 204 0 A good driver keeps his car under control at all times. KINGSPORT TIMES Vol. XLI, No. 118 Phone 6-8121 Kingsport, Term., Tuesday, June 14, 1955 12 Pages Five Cents Bulletin LONDON, June 14 Britain's 17-day-old rail- way strike ended today. Soviets Try To Becloud Big 4 Issues Local Man Bound On Charges Of Herman (Red) Ratliff, 23, Highland St., was bound over to the Sullivan County grand jury here today on a" charge of felonious assault with in- tent to commit murder in connection with the shotgun wound- ing of elderly Jim Bost in Long Is- land May 29. Howard Ward, 20, Black Bottom section, Route 4. won a motion to lismiss the same charge against By JOHN M. H1GHTOWER WASHINGTON, June 14 ftfi The Soviet government seems to have embarked on a campaign of confusion de- signed to becloud Western arguments about the real issues i him under the proof given Tn to for the forthcoming Big Four conference. I Preliminary hearing in Gen That appears to be a major purpose of the Tass comment a besslons Coun- issued yesterday in connection with Russia's formal accept- ance of "the Western invitation for'-------------------------------------- Strike Supports Peron's Feud Against Catholics i top level meeting at Geneva on July 18. Secretary of State Dulles wel- comed the Soviet acceptance, as did Great Britain and Prance. Dulles commented dryly: "at least It settles one thing." The Ta.ss comment made it clear that hardly anything else is set- tied. It also made clear that tliel Soviets are now following up their i "peace" offensive with a full-scale propaganda drive to rally public opinion in the free and neutral na-} tions to support the kind of confer-! CHATTANOOGA, June 14 ence discussions they want. Milton D. Hix, serving a 10-year That confusion is the major weap- on of this propaganda campaign appears from an analysis of sev- eral points of the Tass statement as it was interpreted here: today 1. Tass said there is no problemj The quoted Slate arising from Communist rule Commissioner Keith the countries of Eastern as confirming Hix's sta- and that they will not allow anyone tus alid as sayjnB: to "interfere in their internal af- '-iye fairs." President Eisenhower and State Convict Reported Living Outside Prison CHATTANOOGA, June 14 Milton D. Hix, serving a 10-. prison sentence for a Chattanooga murder in 1952, is again being permitted to live outside the walls of the main penitentiary at Nash- ville. The Chattanooga Times said tried a number of other prisoners, all short-term men. Dulles have insisted repeatedly wort, at the pump boat that there is a grave problem ;nad witl) lhem Tne and prising out of the satellites' "cap tivity" and that this is a major en asked permission to put source of world tension. Moreover, it is the American position that the out there, and I told him to go ahead." The pump boat, which Hix oper nat.ons were "enslaved only be- at ]ies cause the Soviet government in u cumerland 1944-48 repeatedly violated the Yal- ta agreement and forced Commu- nist regimes on otherwise f ree j na ions. River. Hix and the late Eugene Helton, another murderer from Chatta- nooga, created a sensation last summer when they were revealed 2. Tass said the activities of "m-jliving in a furnished cottage near ternational communism" are not ihe pump bont shortly afterwards a proper subject for discussion. Eisenhower and Dulles have said subversive efforts of the Comin- form against free governments are a source of tensions. The Tass statement asked what Dulles would think about bringing'up at the'con- ference "the problem of interna- tional capitalism." Actually, nei- ther Dulles nor other Western rep- resentatives would be very much surprised. The Soviets have been talking about international capital- Ism since the Russian revolution. 3. Tass took the line that the So- viets had made a number of con- cessions and constructive propos- als such as signing the Austrian treaty and conducting recent ne- gotiations with Marshal Tilo of Yu- goslavia. Menon Confers With Ike Today By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON V. K. Krishna Menon calls on President Eisenhower today to urge, concilia- tory moves toward Red China in the hope of promoting negotiations for a Formosa settlement. Menon, widely regarded here as more pro-Communist than pro- American, recently held lengthy talks with Red Chinese leaders in both men were ordered back Into the prison for confinement. Hcl- lou. who was serving a 99-year term, died last March. Tentative Okay Is Given Draft WASHINGTON of- ficials have been given one more chance to try to convince the Sen- ate Armed Services Committee that a plan to strengthen the mili- tary reserves should be nailed to draft extension legislation. For that reason, the armed serv- ices group yesterday gave only tentative approval to a bill to con- tinue the regular draft for four years and the doctor draft for two. A i6.year-old Long Island bov Both are due to die in 16 days. was tne victim of The House has voted to continue j snipe hunt, according to testimony selective service but has yet to act on a doctor draft bill. SW Virginia Town Elections Conducted Today WISE, Va., June 14 A cold sloppy rain parly this morning: lias probably kept the voters from turn- ing onl in municipal elections throughout Wise County. Elections officials reported this morning the voting has been light, but all expect a normal vote by.ine He was ordered held as a ma- terial witness in the case and signed his own si.000 bond. Ses- sions Court Judge S. G. Gilbrealh said. Host was described today in a dying condition in a hospital. Ratliff testified in the hearing and denied that he shot Bost and claimed that, he was selling ice cream for his brother-in-law on the day he was .shot and was not, at the place of business Bost the polls close at to- crated. Imsht. He described Bost as a friend with whom he had intended going- into business. He said he did not remember talking to A. L.. Still, Long Island service station operator, who tes- tified Ratliff, shortly aiter the shooting, told him Bost had "beat me out of about and I should have shot him in the front." Still's testimony, Judge Gilbreath said summing up the case, "amounts to almost a confession and is sufficient to send the case to the grand jury for aii investiga- a bond of S2.500 for Rat- tion." He set liff who had not made it shortly before noon today. Still testified Hatliff came to his service station the morning after the shooting and that he jokingly askea Ratliii, "What made >ou shoot the old He said Rat- liff replied he had been beat out of S500 and should have shot him in the front. He said he could not tell whether or not Ratliff was drinking but that Ratliff "told, me he would like to give me a drink of liquor." Miss Rosa Lee Hans, employe of Bost about two weeks until mid- May, said Ratliff and Ward came to Bost's restaurant and were served two hamburgers and two cups of coffee on the Thursday be- fore Bost was shot. She said an argument with Bost occurred and thai Ratliff told him, "Uimme what you owe me." She said Bost denied owing him any- thing and that Ward warned him to "be careful, you might get hurt." She said she had never seen either of the men prior to the en- TeenagerCaught With Moonshine Chairman Russell who indicated he'll take a lot of con- vincing, said the committee with- held final approval of the draft r-xtension legislation so administra- tion officials could have another chance to argue their case for the reserve plan, now hung up in the house over the segregation issue. The administration plan de- signed to bring about a fourfold increase in reserve strength re- Peiping. Sitting in on his talk with thelgarded RS "vital1 President, the State Department I Eisenhower, said, would be Indian Ambassador j G. L. Mehta and Secretary r, I n< I state Duiies. iflitirpr FiniK Rirn The day shaped up as a busy one! VIIII.CI I lilUj LMIU diplomatically for Eisenhower and j Dulles. When he had finished with j Menon, Dulles planned to meet] German Chancellor Konrad Aden-! auer at the State Department for! YQRK QNS) by President i jToo Rough To Handle given today in General Sessions Court by Deputy Sheriff Paris Vance. Vance said he saw two older fellows flee late Monday off Jared Drive as he approached the Hol- ston River where a padlocked place was being watched, and he de- scribed their night "left this boy with the bag to hold." The boy was piloting a boat to the river bank and called. "Is everything clear, ac- cording to Vance's testimony. Vance, hidden in the underbrush, rattled some bottles and called out, "Yes. everything is clear." He put the boy under arrest as he stepped on; of the boat on charges of possessing a half gallon of whisky. Tlie whisky was the white type n a half gallon fruit jar. and there were other unsealed bottles Elections are also being- held in Weber City. Gate City, Clinchport and Dungannon in Scott Count'v. This year's "lection at Weber City is the first since the town was incorporated last year. The election is reported quiet with the exception of a good deal of interest at Appalachia and Pound. In those towns there is some talk of illegal mail ballots. Tn Gate City voting was reported keen with approximately 175 bal- lots cast by 11 a.m. Appalachia elects three members to a five-man council which will name the mayor. It is reported in Appalachia that 25 per cent of thei- voters usually vote by mail ballois. In Pound K. W. Meacle estimated i 13.3 per cent of the entire votei is by mail ballot. i At Clinchport and Si. Paul write- in votes will have to be used as the ballot does not present enough names for all of the offices. Only: two candidates are running for mayor and five for the six-seat council at St. Paul. At Cliuchporl two are running for mayor and two for the five council seats. Butler Tries FeudlnTexas DALLAS, Tex. old Democratic party tend blazed high, wide and angry today as Demo- cratic National Chairman Paul M. Butler started his six-day Texas "peace tour." Butler tried to calm the snarling party members last night soon alt- er arrival from Portland. Ore. He said he would meet Gov. Allan Shivers "or any other state offi- cials" in any of the Texas cities on his tour. Earlier, Shivers said Butler's re- jection of a luncheon invitation for Austin June 20 was "regrettable for the future of the Democratic party." Shivers in 1952 led the party machinery in its votes the nwight D. Eisenhower camp. Texas went Republican for the second time since the Civil War. And Texas Democrats have been divided sharply since. College Delegates Support Integration LAKE JUNALUSKA. N. C., June 14 students from nine Southeastern states meeting at this Methodist assembly center are on record against all forms of racial discrimination. A resolution adopted unanimous- ly by 375 delegates from 90 col- leges and universities pledged sup- port oi the Supreme Court's rul-   N. said track, coupled with the softness of the diesel sound, presumably kept the workers from seeing or hear- ing the locomotive in time to jump. Hearing On Murder Opens At Rogersvilie ROGEHSVILLE Preliminary Henry the curved-vation commissioner thi who hearing got underway here morning for Jess Richmond is charged with first degree murder in the shotgun slaying of his brother. Jack, last Wednesday night. The 57-year-old Negro died from a triple-blast of a 12-guage shotgun Ward, Kentucky conser- who repre- Sheriff Rose said Mrs. he had just returned the gun! would probably not be tried this'to his brother, Jess. i sented Gov. Lawrence Wetherby, pledged support of the Kentucky administration in persuading Con- gress .to "assist in tlie passage of this act which will permit the TVA to issue revenue bonds." "Kentucky has no quarrel with private utilities." he said. "Our interest is in getting all the electric power which can be obtained in our. own state for the benefit of industry, municipalities and the REA." "We specifically favor the build- ing of the South Fulton plant by TVA rather than the Dixon-Yates plant both because we oppose the principle behind Dixon-Yntes and because we are confident that TVA's South Fulton plant will use morj Kentucky coal." term of court. Mrs. Phillips Is charged with Mrs. Richmond, who was a wit-i Summer Polio Shots ness to the shooting, told Sheriff; shooting to death Miss Ramona Dan Anderson her husband spoke j Discussed By Experts Counts at Mrs. Counts' home imto Jess about the trouble lie had' her life. The CGT called for the stop- page of all but a few activities in the country, between 3 p.m. and midnight. Workers will gather for mass rallies here and elsewhere over the land. The CGT called the gatherings "vindication" rallies for the al- leged burning of the Argentine flag and destruction of a plaque on the Capitol honoring Mrs. Peron dur- ing the giant Corpus Christ! Catho- lic parade Saturday. The government which had banned the parade but did not in- terfere, accused Catholics of those acts, but a church spokesman as- serted anyone attributing the acts lo catholics is "guilty of. solemn lies." Man Bound Over McClure last week. Other names and charges listed by the grand jury were: Douglas Kilgore, rape: Robert (Bob) White and Jack Hillman, two indictments each for house breaking and grand larceny. Roy Powers, perjury: Harding; Blansett, grand larceny: Buster Bowman, grand larceny: Clayton Maggard, grand larceny; and Wil- son H. Anderson and Cubie Silcox, illegal manufacture of ardent spirits. A not true bill was returned agninst Archie Browning, charged with attempting to break and en- ter. ibeen causing. Jess asked if thej NEW YORK National shotgun had shells in it, then fired. Foundation for Infantile Paralysis has called a meeting of polio ex- the woman said. portant innovations besides the revolutionary guaranteed wage but equally contagious for the rest of American industry. Walter Reuthcr, doughty, red- haired president of the CIO United Auto Workers, rammed them home as part of the three quarter bil- lion dollars, three-year deal he made with the strike-dodging ma- jor auto makers. These other union gains Include extension of the full compulsory union membership principle to General Motors. Among them too, in both the GM and Ford contracts, arc part holidays on Christmas and New Year's eve, vested pension rights, and extra Saturday premiums. and holiday jected a plan to make a combined One by-product of GM's agree- stand against Reuther and the un-imcnt Monday was that the CIO ion so that if one was struck the I won a toehold tor the same type of other would shut down too. This would have provided a fighting chance to beat Reuther's demands. Besides lost profits, a strike would have hurt the entire nation's economy and thus the automobile sale." market as well. Moreover, they feared running afoul of anti- trust laws. The price of avoiding a strikfi is likely to be shared by other em- ployers as Reuther, also president of the CIO, and other union lead- ers seek to capitalize on tho GM- Ford terms in other bargaining. The UAW starts contract talks to- day with American Motors makers of the Nash and Hudson guaranteed wage deal in the elec- trical manufacturing industry. A separate contract, embodying the same terms, was signed for GM's electrical plant employes with tlie CIO International Union of Electrical Workers. This union immediately ;MI- nounced it expects to negotiate similar contracts with General Electric and Westlnghouse later this year. Besides accepting the Ford type guaranteed wage plan, GM also yielded the vest of the way on the union shop principle. Ford already had the full union shop but GM Renther won his deal first from cars, nnd then ROCS on to Chrysler. JForri, then from General Motors. I the auto industry's third largest Iwllh neither wanting a strike sliut-iproducer, and to to dent their unrmralcllertlard, the various auto parts maim- County Budget Group Meets Friday Night The budget committee of the Sullivan County Court will meet Friday at p.m. at the court- house in Blountville, according to County Judge Howard R. Poston. Postcn snid that all persons who have requests for appropriations from the court should submit their requests to the budget committee at tills meeting. The budget will be submitted to the Court at the regular July quar- terly term. It wns understood Unit another A charge of sodomy against a 28-year-old Kingsport married man was dismissed at a preliminary hearing here Monday, but he was bound over on a charge of kidnap- ing an 11-year-old boy. Sessions Court Judge S. G. Gil- breath Jr. said he thought the grand jury should investigate the charge that the man decoyed the hoy with the intent "to detain or conceal him from his parents." Tlie judge set his bond at S500. The defendant, father of a two- year-old girl and five-month-old boy, pleaded innocent to both charges. His youthful accuser testified the man picked him up in his car here Friday night as the boy was thumbing a ride home from a skat- ing rink. The boy said the defendant took him in his car behind the hospital, lorced him to commit an unnatural sex act, and made him drink some whisky. Then, the youth testified, Ihe man finally took him to a home in Morison City, where they stayed all night. "You'd been gone all night and had to come back and make up a tale to your the defense attorney accused the boy. The defendant admitted picking the boy up but denied any im- moral act. He said he even bought ilhe youth hot dogs to cat and j stayed all night in Morison City i because his car lights failed there BRISTOL, June 13 Sullivan. J. Reynolds, 24. Route 4, he was afraid to chance a County's deathless days on the .suffered a broken collar bone, cuts j trip home. highways plunged from 220 to bruises and was admitted to- The neatly dressed man said he this afternoon when one man died: the hospital. His condition was re-i masqueraded as the boy's father following a truck collision on High-1 ported good. at the Morison City home because way 421 between Bristol and Moun-1 Neither driver was injured. 'he had beer, drinking and "felt tain City. i Driving Ihe truck from whichjsorry" for the boy. His attractive Only one other of Ihe four was falally thrown wife sat at hi." side during sons involved was injured serious-! crushed was Lacy G. Bebber, hearing. Jess admitted the shooting ofjperts here Saturday to discuss his a bid to "clean up'whether it is sale to inoculate the neighborhood." He. complained! against the disease during its sum- they all had been picking on him.'mer peak. Truck Wreck On. 421 Fatal To Bristol Man ly enough to be hospitalized. Preston Phipps, Bristol. Tenn., died of a crushed chest 45 minutes after being ad- mitted to Bristol Memorial Hos- pital. Phipps was thrown from a 1' i ton truck loaded with lumber after It and a milk truck sideswipcd, both ovcriurnlng, on a curve about 10 miles from Bristol, Cpl. Jim Pendcrgrass nnd Patrolman Cllf- I Route 3, Bristol. His truck wns noute 3 "P a ni" toward Moun- tain City, Cpl. Pendergrass said. "when it met a milk truck driven by Floyd Jones, Route 1, Bristol. on a curve. The milk truck was also loaded. Technical charges of manslaugh- ter are pending, the officers bald. It was tlv first traffic totality in gullivan County since Nov. 4 1054, when an early morning one-! Judge Gtlbrcath sustained n do- Tlie mother and two teen-age daughters at the Morison City home testified thai the boy. though sick, did not appear excited and made no attempt to escape or tell (hem about any misconduct of tlie defendant. Except for sitting in the middle of the floor and singing, the conduct of the defendant, they testified, wns "nice" and gentle- vehicle wreck on Highway 23.! fense motion to dismiss the sodomy had always insisted that some lew attempt will be made to Include lon Shipley of the Highway Patrol ,m.co [rom 'clmrue after the Mate's witnesses of its employes, about out I appropriations I'nr a salaried rtep-ITPorlcd. iclaimed the life of William R. had testified, he said he dldivt of should be oxnnpt Inimjuty form in the for HIP new All three occupnnls Hit- lumber l.ewK nil Hast being required to become union, fiM-al year which begins Sopiem-jlruck were thrown from It as it College student members. Iber 1. loverturned, the officers slated. T. i Johnson City. V State ihcrr was from Route 5. lion" of the boy's story about the 'sex act.   

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