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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - January 14, 1954, Kingsport, Tennessee24 thursday Jan. Kings fort times gov. Battle reviews four years to open general Assembly session Richmond in 47 min assessments utes of measured speech John s. Other taxes Battle gave the opening session delinquent taxes. On and income and in collecting of the general Assembly wednesday an account of his four year stewardship As Gover nor. And he told the legislators they would be called on to pro vide substantial further help for mental hospitals and school teachers. He reviewed his administration in the quiet manner of a Man who knows that most of the legislative recommendations Are matters to be presented by Thomas b. Stanley who takes Over next wednesday. Only on mental health schools and tuberculosis facilities did he indicate his monday budget Mes Sage would contain specific recommendations for increases. Battle followed his prepared script with but one exception. That was when he stated his at the same time Battle said the taxpayer had come in for some consideration. He referred specifically to the Byrd Auto Matic income tax reduction act which has lopped some Mil lion dollars off corporation and personal income tax Bills during the Battle administration. He referred also to repeal of the tax on Bonds and notes not used in. This which is expected to save the taxpayers about a million Dol Lars a year. On the Battle school construction innovation in Vir Ginia where localities tradition ally had borne the Cost of build ing their school plants with the state bearing the Brunt of instructional governor 50 million How will reduce production to two lines february 1 Holston ordnance works will reduce production to a two line level effective february 1, col. W. Ryan commanding officer announced wednesday night. W. H. Zugschwerdt Plant manager said the action will re quire the inactivation of one line and some supporting facilities Mother of bandleader says life s film too real Clarinda la. Little i in 1944. Old lady transported from Here she sat in the theatre and quiet Colorado Home into a world i watched As on the screen maj. _ i ,3 la tip r. E. Hodges Conception of what each Virginia child was entitled to from the standpoint of schooling. And his phrasing hinted at not mentioned fairly prominent in the thinking of Virginia legislators the possibility of the end to segregation in Public schools by u. S. Supreme court dictate. Battle told the delegates and senators and visitors that packed the House chamber i have proceeded upon the Assumption that every child in Virginia without regard to financial ability or social stand Ings or race or Creed should have an Opportunity to acquire a Good common school education in schools established conducted controlled and supported under the Laws of Virginia. This is and for nearly 100 years has been recognized As the exclusive duty right and Virginia and her people. This we have largely accomplished. This the people of Virginia will sup port in Ever increasing and Here it was that Battle departed from his text to borrow a quote from president Eisen Hower whose administration incidentally is trying to upset the segregation in education poli cies of the Southern states. In this Battle said i am Happy and heartened to quote from the president s state of the Union address of a few Days ago the following the preparation of teachers As in deed the control and direction of Public education policy is a state and local responsibility " Battle touched All bases in looking Back Over the past four years. And he reported the state had continued its policy of living within its Means and disclosed there a Small surplus in the state till when the books Are closed next june on this Fis Cal year. He referred to sex gov. Tuck As my distinguished predecessor whose administration was tuck turned Over to Battle a surplus of 30 million dollars the big Down payment on Battle s 75-Milllon-Dollar school construction program. And he bowed too toward Stanley who takes Over Jan. 20. As i pass the duties and obligations of the High office with which i have been entrusted to my successor i do so in the sure knowledge that under his Able leadership with the same Fine support you have accorded me this grand old Commonwealth will go Forward to new Heights of accomplishment and her peo ple to a Fuller and better life in there were no interruptions during the speech which was not written with an Eye to the standby applause catching phrases. But at the conclusion the 140 members of the House and Senate gave Battle a solid three minute ovation. The 63-year-old governor credited the state depart Mem of taxation with a big assist in enabling the state to live within Ita income during the past fou years. He said that while Gen eral fund income of about 9 million dollars four years age had now risen to an estimated 125 million dollars for this Yea because of the business expansion brought on by the korean conflict there had been Corre spending increases in All phase of the state s activities based or higher living costs. But during the four year period he said the tax department had recaptured More than 9 Mil lion dollars after audits and re dollars had been paid out in Grants to 85 counties and 25 cities and another 6.9 million had been made available for use on specific projects. The localities put up 69 million of their own Money to go with these funds in erecting 414 buildings. Over All school building in Vir state Aid and with out amount to some 243 million dollars by next june 30, Battle said. Battle noted the climb of state funds for education Over the years and said average teacher salaries would amount to for the current fiscal year. He said though that further in creases Are merited and in his monday budget message sub Stantial increases Are recon and will result in a reduction in Force of about 650 employees. The Plant had reduced its Hodges promoted to Roanoke station by Power company r. E. Hodges manager of appalachian electric Power company s Charleston West Virginia division has been promoted to assistant general Man Ager of the company at Roanoke Virginia it was announced today by g. L. Furr vice president and general manager. In making the announcement or. Furr said that the promo Tion would be effective february 1. A. Native of Alderson West Virginia or. Hodges has been associated with appalachian and its affiliated companies since 1926 following his graduation from West Virginia University with a degree in electrical Engi Neering. He was first employed by appalachian at Sprigg West Vir Miller manslaughter trial mended in the teacher in the meter department. n 1927, he was transferred to he Kentucky and West Virginia Ower company at Pikeville opposition grows to by. Governor s Revenue proposals Frankfort by. Sit Ion to some of gov. Lawrence Wetherby s state tax proposals was developing As the measures headed for a second Reading to Day in the House under the timetable an Pouncel by Harry King majority Lowman Leader dash land the tax and appropriation Bills would be Given their final Reading and be Reay for a vote Omorrow. If passed they would e sent to the Senate for action. In asking for a pay As you go collection system on personal Tate income taxes and higher evies on cigarettes Beer wine and parimutuel betting the gov nor recommended that Keene and race track lose its tax exemption As a non profit race or animation. This was assailed yesterday by l. Haggin ii president and a. T. Bishop general manager f Kee Neland who argued the Ian would destroy the track. They pointed out that in the Corner store yesterday and while she was gone the House caught fire. Pour children died. State police Cpl. W. R. Cald Well said one of the victims 4-year-old Norma Dorsey the daughter of James and Dorothy Dorsey who owned the five room Frame House. The other dead were three cousins of the Dorsey girl William Thomas Sellman 8 months Wilhelmina Seaman 4, and Mildred Regina Sellman 2. All were negroes. Mary Anne Washington a Sis Ter of the Sellman children reached the store when she looked Back and saw the flames apparently started from an overheated stove. Firewood for Sale delivery service Call oaf Wood Market or dial i attend Sobel s Carthage Clarksville Fayet Tevise John. City know Clint it. Pleasant pounds 214.216 29, in Money s1361132.04 Arf. Jj8.65 43.58 32.64 48.07 49.31 48.65 45.60 they Haven t put that in t she told the Star of the uni Versal International picture about the Early musical life of the Man he portrays How the neighbors used to complain when Glenn with his trombone and his older brother or. E. D. Mil Ler of Greeley with his trumpet practice together. The thing to Stewart told is to see the picture three i several teachers and adminis or four times. The first time you i tractors of the Kingsport City see you la probably just be schools plan to attend the ten watching Glenn. But if you see a it again you la be Able to follow City teachers to attend meet Ern West Virginia and is a sister company of Kingsport utilities _nc., both being units in the american Gas and electric sys an of is an old steer usually one which has been kept after maturity As a work animal. The but the Little Mother already knew the Story and its tragic ending the disappearance of Glenn s military transport on a flight to Paris where he was to make arrangements for a Christ Mas broadcast for his orchestra n e s s e e education association convention which will be held in january 15 and 16. They include Ross n. Robinson superintendent of City schools Dana Swick educational director mrs. Gladys Immen miss Ann Thompson Harry Stallard Ralph Ackerman and Richard Gardner. Towel gift Days Drakesboro had warned him Benson to watch out for Billy Crabtree denied from the wit Ness stand yesterday that Hei made the statement. Two witnesses for the defense testified yesterday that they knew Davis to be a Man of bad reputation. Q ibs. Golden mrs. Filbert s

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