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   Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - February 1, 1963, Kingsport, Tennessee                                A KINGSPORT TIMES Bristol ManDhe Vol. XIVIII, No. 24 Wbruary __.. lit fife AftlJ fltt tMMyi WM 16 Paflw Hvt CMHS b-fcjr There Once Was A Doctor's Kit... And Then Came A Curious Guest And Curiosity's Prying Hands.., IN DOWNTOWN AREA At Least 60 Die In Air Collision (T-N Photo by Morton) WILL HE OR WON'T the big question tomorrow Groundhog Day. Most folks here at least those who believe in that type of be eager to find out if the groundhog sees his shad- sign that six more weeks of winter are in store. This fellow in the picture is all set for his big day. He belongs to Margaret Dyer of 543 Sequoyah Drive. 'Yes Sir, Lady, I Believe You' ROCK ISLAND, 111. must be a baritone, and a con- vincing one at that. Mrs. Marie Catherine Fuller, 63, was in jail today after the latest in a series of escapades which once caused a judge to call her "living proof that P.T. Bar- num was right." Mrs. Fuller is awaiting trial on Kingsport Girl Hurt As Car Flips At Bristol Janice Jordan, 21, of 2304 Ogle- wood Road, Kingsport, was injured and her automobile "completely demolished" this morning about 3 miles west of Bristol. According to Highway Patrol Trooper F.d Fry, Miss Jordan was attempting to pass a vehicle at the "clnverleaf" intersection of U.S. Highways 11-W and 81 when she apparently lost control of her car. She was admitted to Bristol Me- morial Hospital with a dislocated right hip. Hospital attendants said her condition is "fair." charges of bilking a businessman out of She allegedly posec as "agent Foster" of the Federa Bureau of Investigation and toll her victim that FBI Chief J Edgar Hoover had been kidnape; and was being held for ransom. She told the businessman tha all but of the ransom had been raised. He came up with the Her other schemes have been equally incredible. She was convicted on charges that she collected from i man for making him an FB agent. A jury found that she posed as a "Mr. Morgan" of the FBI and administered the oath of office to her victim over the telephone. In 1951 a farmer contended he paid Mrs. Fuller to "pay off" former President Harry Truman, Sen. Scott Lucas anc Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black to get the million Ford Motor Co. estate out of the courts and into the hands of the heirs. The farmer said he was to be mid back with more than a half million dollars. During one trial, her attorneys argued there was no fraud in- volved because her stories were so fanstastic her victims couldn't possibly believe them. Local Law Court Jury Awards Boy A Sullivan County Law Court jury yesterday awarded damages to an 11-year-old boy and mother., The judgment was believed the largest ever handed down in Law Court here. The award was to Rodney Pierson and Mrs. Pauline Pierson of Kingapori. Tneir suit said the boy suffered serious injuries, including brain damage, in September, when he was atruck by a cfu. Tht judgment included in punitive damages. Defendant In the suit was Lynn Frazier of Kingsport, named driver of the car. At Least 70 Others Are Hurt In Turkish City ANKARA, Turkey (UPI) Middle East Airlines Viscount air liner with liKpersons aboard col lided in flight today with i Turkish plane over Ankara. Bat] aircraft fell into the most populated part of the capital killing many persons. City officials said at least 6 bodies were found in the debris spread over a half-mile area. They said at least 70 other per sons were rushed to hospitals from the disaster area where fires broke out. Witnesses said both planes caught fire after they collided anc crashed onto the roofs of two Istanbul Bank and th Guaranty Bank. Turkish authorities said all 1 passengers and four crew mem bers aboard the Middle East Air lines plane were killed in thi crash. It was not known how man; persons were in the Turkisi plane, a military transport C45 that was reported to have been on an instrument flight. (In London, a Middle East Air lines spokesman said one of thei Viscounts collided with a Turkish Air Force freighter or cargo air craft. He said the Viscpunt "dis integrated" over a wide area after the collision. But he saic first reports his office had re ceived indicated the Turkish car go plane later landed safely.) U. S. authorities in Ankara sail no Americans were believed in- volved. Giant Storm Lashes Western Third 01 Nation By United Press International A giant Pacific storm lashed .he western third of the nation to- day with high winds and heavy snow. The swollen Truckec ?iver swirled through the streets of Reno, Nev. Torrential rains .sent massive snow slides roaring down moun- ain slopes, blocking highways ml rail lines. The Truckee surged out of its >anks today at Reno, sending wa er feet deep pouring through he streets of the gambling city. Thirty square blocks of the city were under water and the City Jail was surrounded by nearly hree feet of water. A civil defense spokesman estl nated the flood will be more evere than the million 1955 lood which sent water five feet leep around resort hotels. Reno was virtually isolated to- ay. Highways and railroad racks were blocked, the airport was closed and many telephone "nes were down. National Guardsmen and civil efcnse workers packed sandbags night but the river rushed vcr Ihc barricades. No more were available. Surprise! Times-News Photographer Glen Sou- ders captures the mood of a novel hide-and-seek game his children were playing with a doctor's kit. Little Vicki's prying hands kept unveiling the face of brother Larry inside the bag. Trapeze Artist Flees E. Berlin Sliding Along Hot Power Line BERLIN along on the seat of hjs pants, an East Ger- man trapeze artist fled over the heads of Communist border guards into West Berlin on a 110- JOO-volt power cable. "I could hear humming and hac a tickling sensation in my said Horst Klein, 36. One slip and Klein would have jurned to a crisp. A professional trapeze artist, had been forbidden- to work n East. German circuses because le was an outspoken anti-Com- munist. "I couldn't live any longer with- out the smell of the circus in my he said. On the night of Dec. 27 he climbed a steel power pylon on the Communist side of (he Berlin wall and leaped to the big porce- ain insulator on the cable. "I knew that if I touched the :ower and Ihe cable at the same :ime, I would be turned to le told newsmen Thursday night. From the insulator, Klein eased limself down onto the cable and slid 70 yards on the seat of his writs to another insulator then he jumped to a second tower. His hands were numbing fast in he 7-degree cold. Below him, two East German guards patrolled the wire barri- Flashing Ball LANGLEY AFB, Va. "he federal space agency Mid Tiursday night astronaut Gordon Cooper will place a small iphere with a flawing light in orbit dur- ng his space night in April. Cooper will photograph the sphere, about the site of a lasketbtll, with a movie camera o lest a pilot's ability to observe Dbjecls in space whilt in orbit. cades facing West Berlin's Tellow Canal. Klein was above the beams of the border searchlights. Past the second tower, Klein slid another 30 yards, then hooked Inside Today's Times 2 Sections Allen-Scott Classified Club Events Comics Crossword Editorials Obituaries Sports TV-Radio Logs Weather Women's News Page 4 14-15 3 1.1 15 4 8 6-7 14 8 3 his legs over the cable and began to work a rope he had coiled around his chest. He threw the rope across the cable in an effort to lower himself down into the Western zone. But his numbed hands missed the rope and he plunged 40 feet to the canal towpath in the West, only a few feet beyond a clump of bushes marking the border. Klein came to three hours later and shouted for help. A woman heard him and called West Ger- man police. A fire brigade look him across the canal in a rubber boat. In the fall Klein broke his arms. His story came out after it be- came known that the East Berlin police had learned of his escape route. JC Man Kills His OwnTot Wife Says He Fled To Miami As Child Died By DICK MOORE Times-News Staff Writer A five-month-old baby was dead this morning, allegedly strangled by his young father for "crying too much." The Johnson City trailer home of John David Samol, 23, East Ten- nessee College student, was the scene of the tragedy, described by the child's mother as a series ol beatings ending when Samoi wrapped a blanket around the child's face to stifle his cries. The child was pronounced deac by a doctor at a Johnson City hos- pital this morning. Samol's wife was quoted by Johnson City police as saying the young East Tennessee State Col lege student hit the baby three times last night, knocking him from the crib each time. She said the father then wrapped a blanke! .around the child's head to stifle hi: cries. Upon hearing the doctor's verdict this morning, Samol leaped into his 1958 model sports car and raced toward Florida, his wife said. Other relatives said Samol al- iways "ran to Florida" when in trouble. .He Js reportedly a native of Miami, Flo. Mrs. Samol is the former Janice Mullendor of Greene- ville. Mrs. Samol told Evans and other officers that when she and her husband awoke this morning the baby was not breathing. She said Samol drove her and the child to a hospital, and roared away toward the'south when doc- tors said the child was dead. Officials filed murder charges against Samol and ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. The couple has two other chil- dren, a girl, Terry, 2, and an- other son, Roy, 14 months. College officials said the chil- dren and Mrs. Samol probably would go to Greeneville where her parents live. College officials said Samol had never given the school any trouble. They called the whole affair "un- believable" and said the entire faculty was shocked. Officers said Samol was wear- ing blue jeans and a blue shir! when last seen. His car carriec Tennessee license tag 12-978. Sa- mol was described as 5-feet, 11 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. A spokesman for the college said Samol was a model student who had recently applied for ad- mission to an academic honor so- ciety. Samol had been the operator of the college bowling alley and work- ed at various other jobs around the campus to supplement his school income. Records at ETSC listed him as a senior student majoring in geog- raphy. Instructors held Samol in ligh esteem and considered him a very worthy student, both from the standpoint of grades and char- acter. Samol was maintaining a high academic average at the school, winning plaudits from the faculty and also the students. He was considered an outstanding student n all respects. DEAN RUSK Rusk Says U.S. Tests To Resume WASHINGTON Kennedy is ordering resumption of preparations for a new under- ground nuclear test shot in Ne- vada following breakdown of talks with Russia on a test-ban treaty. Secretary of State Dean Rusk told a news conference today that the President's decision was taken after Soviet representatives gave notice in New York Thursday they wanted to call off further test-ban discussions Until" the re- opening of the disarmament con- ference at Geneva Feb. 12. Rusk also made two other ma- jor points at his first meeting with reporters since before Christmas: 1. The United States ''regrets" any offense it may. have, given Canada by its statement Wednes- day on Canada's nuclear weapons policy. But the statement was re- quired, Rusk insisted, because of public debate at Ottawa of issues in secret discussions between the two countries. 2. If Soviet troops "dig in" in Cuba instead of pulling out, the United States will have to consider carefully whether to apply Presi- dent Kennedy's warning that a prolonged Russian military pres- ence in Cuba would not be tol- erated. 'Mohammed ...Easy Boy' NASHVILLE, Tenn. hammed? Here Mohammed...easy boy! There's a pretty verile hunk of .omcat loose between Elizabeth- town, Ky., and Huntsville, Ala., according to owner G. W. Rogers. A card from Rogers, of Hunts- ville, to Nashville Postmaster -ewis E. Moore described the part 'ersian and Angora torn as a 'vigorous, tough, vile, completely vaccinated black male cat with outstandingly long, bushy tail." Rogers said the cat was lost in ilizabethtown and asked that the descriptive card be posted "for children, family, friends, neigh- congregations, schools, ac- quaintances, employers, em- >loyes." The card warned: "Do not harm he cat. Do not corner Moham- med. Do not gang up on him. Do not let him harm you. Gain his onfidence if possible." Good Reading For You Sunday's Kingsport Times-News will give you full details of the Kings- port Preaching Mission coming up this month, The mission usually stirs considerable interest in Kingsport. So read the schedule of events and make your plans to attend the week-long mission. CONTRARY to weather conditions, spring is in the air where women and fashions are concerned. Betty Bishop, T-N women's editor, shows a preview of what the Kingsport women will be wearing this spring in Sunday's women's section. 6 ON THE ARTS page, you will find a Kingsport painter's preparations for a one-man show at the Manor Gallery in Ashevillt. MORE THAN 50 U.S. servicemen have been killed in South Viet Nam helping the Vietnamese fight Com- munist-led Viet Cong guerrillas. Read about the more than Ameri- cans serving in that war in Sunday's Times-News. ft ALSO THERE will be this country's plans to put a man on the moon by seven years away. ALSO ON the arts page, the story of another "Moria Did Leonardo de Vinci paint more than one? 6 "TENNESSEE" Williams has a new play on Broadway. Is "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Any More" as good as Williams' early plays? (kit the UPI drama editor's opinion in the Sunday Times-News.   

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