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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - August 12, 1954, Kingsport, TennesseeDeathless Days City county 22 reckless Drivers Are menaces to Public safely. Kingsport times vol. Al no. 160 phone Circle 64131 Kingsport tenn., thursday August 12, 1954 32 pages five cents the weather possible Light showers late thu afternoon and tonight with Low in upper 50s tonight. Friday consider Able cloudiness and Chance of showers. Wednesday s High. S3 last night s Low 53. Noon tempera Ture 72. Defense to contest assault verdict 60-year term recommended combined Funera set for victims officers think Mother died in heroic Effort a. Combined funeral service is planned for mrs. Georgia Carter Danner and her two children who drowned in the boat Harbor at rior s path state Park wednesday of Amanca economic health economic define a Over says Ike Washington. Aug. 12 recent decline in economic activity president Eisenhower declared come to a Day that a recent decline in the in analysing the economic activity of the first six months of this Coroner j. E. Upchurch said decline night that an autopsy showed the Small. Mother and both children died of the Eisenhower report said drowning. Comic activity of tote has been Upchurch ordered the autopsy i Lime before following a preliminary investigation at the scene wednesday. Officers believe that the Mother. In a heroic Effort tried to save the has been very ton. We find that Industrial production has been running 8.1 per cent than in 1953." assumed re lives of her two children. Doris Diane. 5. And Steven Worley 4. Bul died in the attempt. The water they were in was about five feet deep. The officers Are of the opinion that the three were wading along the Edge of the Lake when one or both of the children stepped into deep water. Charles Worley Danner. Office. The administration Survey in thl congressional election year seemed certain to provide political ammunition during the Campaign for both republicans and democrats. Last Winter some democrats were contending that with unemployment increasing the traction was leading the nation into a depression. Eisenhower and other Republican readers challenged this. The gop said the Over All economic was on the upswing. The president said in today s re port that unemployment is now greater than during the time of children splashing in the water Ilse korean near the Lake s Edge but did not but Lle Sam joblessness in recent see the woman. Months has not been larger Thi in comparable months of 1949 a -11950. Tetrick funeral Home in he rate unemployment has shown some i tendency to diminish of late. Tills officiating at the combined is one of the signs of High Way patrolman who was divorced from the Mother said none of the three could swim. Crypt. Frank Williamson. Tennes see Highway patrol one of the first officers to reach the scene said the drowning occurred Between . And . Park attendants discoverer the bodies of the Mother and children floating in the Lake about . Wednesday. Earlier Park employees saw two tentative funeral plans for the three were released thursday by this administration then the president declared and since 1953 was a still better year than 1954 is turning out to be. It follows that Over All performance of the american Economy thus far during this administration has been better than during any earlier Eisenhower said 1952 was the Best year before his regime took de Dickenson Given solitary due to fears Washington aug. 11 a the said today that former Cpl. Edward Dickenson. Sentenced to 10 years for collaborating with his communist captors in Korea had spent 10 nights in a solitary cell for fear of mistreatment by his fellow prisoners at the new cum Berland pa., disciplinary bar Racks. Dickenson was moved to the bar Racks or. July 13, pending review of his conviction by the re View Board. The trouble started activity four Days enter when he was Greet when he entered the mess Hall. On Dickenson s request he was permitted to remain in a solitary cell for five Days. Four Birmingham policemen arrested atomic workers return to jobs after injunction Oak Ridge. Tenn. Aug. 12 officials reported business As usual today at strike threatened atomic plants Here and at Paducah by. Cio production workers who lad threatened to strike today at he key atomic plants to enforce heir demands for raises backed in the face of a Federal i court injunction issued last night. The plants produce All of a vital ingredient for atomic and Hydrogen bombs in this country. I spokesmen for Bolh sides said j there were no disturbances As the Day shift reported for work Anc that it was business As usual at the atomic plants. The Taft Hartley injunction was whipped out last night by . District judge Robert Taylor at nearby Knoxville to Block the strike of workers ordered for 8 . Today. The move came jus hours after president Eisenhower said the government could not per Mit a work stoppage at the plants for reasons of National Security. Emerson Pownall. President of the local promised last night that the workers would be Back on the Job today As another chapter was added to the four month old wage dispute. The injunction provides for an 80-Day Cooling off period in which the workers continue on the jobs and management is barred from holding a lockout while negotiations continue. Elwood Hain. Regional representative of the Union from Atlanta ga., accepted service of the in Junction last night for both locals. This was the second time the Taft Hartley Law has been invoked to Stop a strike of the same work ers. President Eisenhower ordered he injunction Early last month but the workers went Back to their jobs voluntarily. The Oak Ridge local of the Cio United Coke and chemical i workers had asked a raise of 21 cents an hour then scaled de mands Down to 15 Catiis from Carbide and Carbon chemicals co. Operator of both Paducah and Oak Ridge plants. Oak Ridge employs about 3.500 Cio production hands and Paducah about . Asst. Arty. Gen. Warren e. Burger flew in from Washington last night on the president s re quest and asked for the injunction funeral will be the Rev. D. L. Low cry. Burial will be in Caldwell Springs cemetery in Elizabethton. Mrs. Danner is survived by her economic by Virginia Davis Gate City va., aug. Motion to set aside the verdict recommending a 60-year and one Day prison term for Robert c. Russell 24-year-old Duffiell Man found guilty of rape Here yesterday will be heard by circuit judge Ezra t. Carter on August 27. Defense counsel Sam w. Coleman entered a motion to set aside the verdict on grounds a assigned in writing. Judge Lears Man off buttons. Carter said he will hear the to e i 1 was questioned briefly lion arguments at 10 . Aug. 27 Lyle defense in regard to male the 12-Man jury retired at . Yesterday and in less than 3i minutes re entered the Scott county circuit courtroom with its ver diet. The defendant stood up ant the verdict was read aloud by the clerk. The crowd broke into a Nois mass and judge Carter rapped for order As the jury Foreman the clerk and the judge handled the formal document in reference t the rape of a 19-year-old girl a Weber City on june 16. Russell appeared unmoved by the verdict. He lighted a cig Aret in a few moments his wife by his Side and his sister nearby the de sense counsel table trembled and sobbed. Russell and his wife were clasping hands while the Verdic was being read. Judge Carter thanked the Jurj for the Commonwealth of Virginia As the crowd moved from the court room the prosecutor in in the Case who had remained Calm through the verdict broke into loud sobs. Suddenly Jailer Glen Beard Robert Russell among other such signs arrest of four polio Bower said Are these suspension of five Oil Birmingham. Ala., aug. 12 it today Cemen and the strike. Paducah workers had tuesday night to strike others is the the plants produce this country s a retail sales have been score in a crackdown of uranium-235, Neces father Samuel p. Carter. Route if gain. Business expenditures police burglary rings manuf lecture of Hydro Gen and atomic weapons. Singer contract talks first broke off last the atomic Energy labor natural As available to retail users Here by Bill Barnett a flaming Torch in the Center of Broad Street Circle wednesday night heralded the coming of natural to Kingsport retail users. Mayor John Wimberly lit the Torch in the Climax of Brief Cere monies at Sundown attended by about 200 persons who stood around the Circle. It is scheduled to Burn nightly the rest of this week while the Volunteer company the City s retail distributor holds open House at its offices and display room a Block away on East Sulli Street. See picture on Page 24. In order to reach the Torch which stands about 20 feet High the Elizabethton five Sisters capital expansion and improve Ilo involve s50.000 in loot Grace Lyons. 710 Boone St. Continuing at a High police director Paul port. Mrs. Roy Lyons Knoxville new construction contracts Are warned that 50 or More policemen apr mrs. Fayette Stout. Mrs. Clyde inning Well above the level of have been involved in the relations panel took Over and rec Mavor St Nad to a Loni Jenkins and mrs. Alice ago. I operations Over a two year period commended a raise of six tube and Aien extend the of route 7. Elizabethton and one inventories have been reduced raiding squads led by raise was rejected Reading an ordinance regulating installations in the City. Passage of the ordinance will enable the company to begin sup plying retail users immediately. The company had agreed not to Complete connections for any retail brother. James Carter. Miami. Fla want strike so cens. D and the i tube above my set of the to e his head to the users until passed. The ordinance was Torch. A four foot kept plants running until a truce frown the top of the Torch on con land arc now in better adjustment off leers yesterday the two children re survived current sales. The financial Homes of 23 policemen for stolen up cake tines. Supervisory employees Fame shot up into the air their father Charles w. Danner Marl jets Hale been " . Kingsport paternal Grandfather i8reat level of Busi. Property of All kinds taken was reached. C. L. Danner. Route 5 consumer Confidence Homes for an ownership Check present hourly wage scale at ton paternal grandmother. Mrs. Faure is Nib and piled up at Headquarters. Plants is si.58 to s2.40. Api worker corned the now tact. The mayor Wimberly Ida Knightstown ind and maternal Grandfather. Samuel p. Carter. Route 7. Elizabethton. The bodies will be taken to the Home of mrs. Clyde Jenkins. Routi 7. Elizabethton at 11 ., Friday the president said the i program being enacted said Industry he Wel Here be a 197-Page statement of Travis Jers at Oak Ridge also involved in cause it will help the people of 1 e economic i a. Ferguson a former police of the demands for More Money have i City and by the held on three burglary asked 19 cents an hour and have i plants he before mishap girl talked of drowning if i drown i d come up five year old Diane Danner told he Mother during the taxi ride out to the. Scene of the tragic triple drowning wednesday at Warrior. Path state Park the cab drive later Day. The Driver Robert Frazier. 29 1469 Holyoke. Said the Little girl s Mother. Georgia Carter Danner made no reply. According to Frazier. The remark a ceded to have been made in innocent childish chatter. The Gir had asked her Mother Yoi to Iii to let me on the divine and had icon Fol lower with the words about drowning. The taxi Driver for a local cab company said he picked up the Mother Little girl and Steven 4, at their Home at about . He said the woman told him she wanted to go to Warrior s path state Park. Frazier said the Mother said practically nothing during the entire trip but otherwise appeared to be acting perfectly Normal. He said that though the Little boy said they were going swimming they had no swim suits with them and the child carried Only a toy baseball Bat. The Driver said when the three got out at the Lake the Mother said to the children. A Mon kids Well go for a walk woman found dead in Long Island Home a 42-Yenr-Nld woman was found dead in her Home on Long Island Early thursday afternoon apparently the victim of a heart attack. She is identified As mrs. Monty Staple Lon 733 Circle drive the wife of Kaney Stapleto i. Ent Congress Marks a Milestone charges supplied key information refused the six cent Compromise. For yesterday s Roundup. J the labor picture Here was fur at the outset of his statement Singer quoted him As Imp Lica Ither. The president declared in muddled As fur when about enable Industrial Here to meet the Competition of plants elsewhere equipped with the cheaper fuel. The mayor also announced that Parn Mimi fart h a lieutenant. A detective two jail electricians walked off two the Board of mayor and aldermen a 9 jobs in an adjourned session wednesday Economy at midyear is that therious burglaries. Yesterday. Final w11erk children wer Ksebe playing in Watib aate p. A employees Eugne Flenor. Left and w c e Misc water Cross lower left Marks the so where mrs. Of Vorgia danger s Billfold and shoes were found. Diving Board is an illegal Structure in pars where swimming in Lake is forbidden. Superintendent said the. Board would be removed. Solan m. Walker operating vice president of the East Tennessee natural corporation and one of the speakers at the ceremony heralded the natural pipeline As one phase of a revolutionary new form of transportation. He predicted More products in the future will be moved through underground pipelines which now carry natural and Petroleum products under pressure across vast expanses of the continent. The natural now available in Kingsport has been brought nearly Miles from the Rio Grande Valley in Southwest Texas Walker said. He said the biggest pro Blein her Mother said that As mrs. Peggy Russell wife of the defend ant p a j s e d by the girl mrs. Russell made this statement you should be Happy. If you Ever need anything come to Commonwealth s attorney e. Hagan Richmond appeared pleased at the verdict. He said the verdict was what he expected lie and two assisting attorneys in their pleas for the punishment of Russell soft peddled asking for the death pen Alty which was the maximum penalty under the Law. Only once was it referred to in any of the lawyers arguments was when Ezra t. Carterjr. Said the maximum penalty should be this is a serious Case and we Hope you will return a proper instructions to the jury were arranged from the time court adjourned at until 1 . And they were read to the jury by judge Carter. They were Short and required about five minutes to read. They instructed the jury to find for defendant beyond a reasonable doubt and requested the jury to consider the credibility of the witnesses. The jury was in formed it could find for a verdict of death life imprisonment or any term not less than five years. Brief testimony Given by the by friends she had dated but her character was not attacked at any time throughout the trial. The Commonwealth s attorney Veteran of 19 years As the county s prosecution lawyer described the crowd at the courthouse today As one of the biggest he had seen attending a trial _ Here. It was standing room Only for hundreds of persons watching the proceed Ings from five doorways and two windows. Aisles downstairs and in me upstairs gallery were packed. Limit on debate speeds Congress by Russell Brines Washington an a Surprise Senate agreement to curb debate on atomic Energy legislation today boosted chances for speedy con Gressional adjournment but left prospects for the disputed Bill in doubt. The agreement reached late last night brings the Compromise measure to the Senate floor to prosecution showed Erin sport employee the who Young stayed with her brother and his wife a sister of Russell had watched television until 9 ., wednesday. June 16, before she retired to her room. Her brother made doubly sure the House was locked after he Leard a noise in the basement and he and his wife left to work at 10 . For a Kingsport Indus trial Plant. Sometime after 10, the sleeping girl awakened by Russell standing Over her bed. She screamed and he rammed his fist ii Repinec Ana be rammed Nis list encountered was in getting the i Down her Throat and she blacked she was assaulted brutally by a Man she identified As Russell who placed a Sheet Over her still form and waited a few minutes sitting on her bedside. He had let himself out the front door leaving the Kitchen screen he had climbed through open and a mud track on pipeline across the mountains. Walker s company brings the to the Tri cities area where it is sold at wholesale to the Volunteer company and to several Large industries which buy directly at wholesale rates. D. S. Sample president of the Kingsport chamber of Commerce. Reviewed the six year struggle of i the sink and Marks where he had the chamber to obtain natural skinned up the four foot House for Kingsport. He said the City had j framing outside the window. To bid against Eastern areas which had not spoken a word. Her wanted the for themselves. I watch had stopped at he was Volunteer president Harold w. J seen on a bus caught a few Miles Morrow under a talk limit of three hours. When the Bill went through the Senate last month it prompted 169 hours of argument including four Days of round the clock speech making and majority Leader Knowland of California said this week Congress go Home Date de ends on whether quiere is an other filibuster on the measure. He postponed the adjournment tar it Date from this saturday to sometime next week or later. Was no objection and no questioning from the floor when know land offered the unanimous consent arrangement last night saying democratic Leader Lyndon 3. Johnson of Texas had helped him Frame it. This Means the Bill a major Fea Ture of the Eisenhower legislative program already approved by the House will go to the president for signing if the Senate concurs. If it does to the measure May go Back to Senate House conference for an other try at Compromise. The legislation provides for a sweeping new atomic program Al lowing private operation of civilian nuclear plants a limited sharing of information with America s Al lies and other changes in the Basic 1946 atomic Energy Law. But the debate curbing agreement left Uncertain the Bill s prospects for final passage without further change. Senate critics who want to Send the measure Back to conference with instructions to take disputed Patent provisions out of the com Promise version today won a new recruit in sen. Smathers Smathers said he would support the Effort to substitute compulsory Patent sharing for a provision in the revised Bill that would permit regular exclusive patents on civilian atomic developments. The Florida senator told news men he thought the vote tomorrow would be very close. It might be decided by not More than three Knowland and sen. Hickenlooper a Iowa Senate floor manager for the Bill have forecast Senate gee presided and introduced the various speakers. Court hearing set on Beer Pei icon the hearing of a petition asking for the closing of Kingsport s Only Beer wholesale House has been set for monday at a special session of criminal court in Blountville g. W. Mckinney chief clerk and Dis Patcher in the sheriff s office Here said wednesday. Mas h. Rogan will preside. The petition filed August 2, is against Southern distributing company 2559 Johnson City High Way. It maintains that the firm has been Selling wholesale and retail Beer without n permit. Chief clerk Mckinney has also said the wholesale company is charged with violating a county in by being within feet of a Church. No new policy up the Road and Rode toward Duffield As far As the bus Clinchport. Sheriff Salver and Virginia slate police sgt. H. V. Boone found. Russell at Home in his room at Duffield about 5 . On june 17. Defense counsel Sam w. Cole Man in his argument said. We lawyers get into cases sometimes we Don t like to. Cases of this kind Are difficult for us to prove the innocence of a he used Moscow. Aug. 12 ins a group of touring British la Borics chatted until an Early hour today Voth soviet foreign minister Georgi Malenkos and announced afterwards that the talks were Cor dial but hint no new policies emerged from them. Quotation that a charge of rape is easy to make and hard to prove. It is harder to defend a person absolutely Coleman said there was no doubt that the girl was raped but he alleged the Commonwealth had failed to produce the right Man. I have an idea the Man that did it has scratches All Over his face. He s marked up he asserted. He also charged the common wealth with concealing evidence. Assisting counsel r. Der Cole Man declared the assistance of Law enforcement officers and the hos Pital in collecting evidence had been a privilege denied the de Pendani because he was in custody. He also remarked upon the Evi Dence that the girl was sleeping in her slip brassiere and panties. That struck me As a Little in he said. Sam Coleman also implied the i girl had failed to exert her Mixi mum strength and Energy to pre vent Russell s forcing himself upon her. And the Gray Nylon shirt he wore was exhibited for its Lack of Smathers said he wants to retain the original Senate provision re Quiring 10 years of compulsory Patent sharing. The Compromise measure which Eft out the Senate provision would permit Normal 17-year Patent rights on All civilian developments not i Laue under government auspices. It would also require the atomic Energy commission to favor concerns agreeing to Patent sharing in granting licenses during the first five years for manufacturing commercial atomic equipment. The revised Bill also would Al Low the dec to build full scale experimental Power plants but would bar it from commercial Power. This subject was the target of much of the Public is. Private Power argument during the Senate s lengthy debate. Town meet tonight on new school Issue Kingsport citizens will have a Chance to let themselves be heard at a town Hall meeting tonight on a proposed s825.000 Bond Issue Ito build a new Junior High school. The meeting will begin at o clock in the courtroom at City Hall. School officials Are expected to outline the need for the new building and rive All persons pres ent a Chance to express their views

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