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(Uorbin CUMBERLAND FALLS VOL, 83 NUMBER 153 Corbin Times-Tribune, Monday Afternoon, June 30,1975 15 CENTS A COPY 18 PAGES TODAY g ,i Mr. and Mrs. John Reedy of Queen Hill, Corbin, have been Blue- gross musicians lor more than 30 years. They have sung in churches and county lairs In Kentucky. Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wesl Virginia as port of Ihe group known in the post as the Stone Mountain Hillbillies and now called the Stone Moun- tain Trio. Besides their public appear- ances, the Reedys have mode records and have a regular show on the Manchester radio station. Gandhi Issues Tougher Rules Corbin Man's Song Is 1C By MYRON L. B E L K I N D Associated Press Writer NEW DELHI, India (AP) - Prime Minister Indira Gandhi further lightened her emergen- cy rule in India today, author- izing police to make arrests without telling their prisoners why. The ordinance, issued in the early morning hours by Presi- dent Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, said arresting authorities need only make a declaration that the detention is necessary for dealing with the emergency de- clared by Mrs. Gandhi last Thursday. Issuance of the order under- lined the concern with which the 57-year-old prime minister views persisting opposition to her refusal to resign and her arrests of non-Communist lead- ers opposing her stay in power. The first known anti-Gandhi protest in New Delhi took place Sunday. Police swinging bam- boo staves waded into demon- strators and crushed it quickly. The new ordinance empowers authorities at all levels to make arrests under the emergency powers, which already allow police to jail troublemakers without trial and bar prisoners .from appealing to the courts. By PAT O'CONNOR s Times-Tribune Staff Writer Frances Reedy closed her eyes and put | her hand over her forehead to think for a ' minute. 'There's a growing interest in Bluegrass music because it fits everybody. There's some part of it that appeals to part of your ·) nature," Mrs. Reedy said. Mrs. Reedy and her husband, John of Queen Hill have been part of the Bluegrass scene for more than 30 years. Together, they have written and recorded about 107 songs. One of Reedy's biggest songs was 'Somebody Touched Me" which he wrote iin 1939. This hit is on a new Bluegrass record a congregation responded to the words of "Somebody Touched Me." "We, (the Stone Mountain Trio) were scheduled as the special singers in one of the largest Baptist churches in Dayton, Ohio, and the minister was a real good, sweet man, who had a lovely congregation, lovely choir, and everything. The choir sang, then we started singing John's song. As we sang, "Somebody touched me while I was praying it must have been the hand of the Lord," the young people, the elderly people started filing into the altar." True, that's true, her husband agreed. "That pretty well lets you know you are reaching out to someone who really needs help," Mrs. Reedy said. Mrs. Reedy said she writes on anything that is close at hand, cardboard boxes, I, album entitled, "The Early Days of j-j Bluegrass, Volume I," that went on sale ,,,,,, ,,. , ,,_. /Hast week. On Wednesday the Reedys calenders, even check stubs. · stopped in the newspaper office to talk "i remember when my oldest son, Tim, about their Bluegrass music and the songs they have written. "We write songs just for the love of it," Mrs. Reedy said. Like other Bluegrass songs, the Reedys' songs describe true detailed happenings in their lives. When Reedy recollected how "Somebody Touch Me" came to be written, he laughed and slapped his knee. s "I was sitting in the back of the church (with the kids, yeah, you should have seen was a child and he was playing with his cousin, Margaret, on the back porch of our home. I was sitting in the kitchen preparing a meal, peeling potatoes or stringing beans and listening to them playing. As they played, Tim said he would play like he was Roy Rogers and Margaret said she would like to play like she was Dale Evans. They kept repealing this over and over, so it just dawned on me. »i . . . . I threw down what I had, reached up, me, the preacher and some of the church and tore a sheet of paper from the ! members were praying at the altar. I got ' ' the idea for the song as the preacher started to anoint the people at the altar and before I got home,I had had the words for the song written in my mind. When I got home, I put music to the words and from there it began climbing .. ." The song is known as a classic in the gospel Bluegrass field. "One time, some gentleman, I don't even know his name, was driving through California heading east. He heard my song on his radio, parked his car, gol out, and I prayed along the side of the road and gol [saved. The man learned that I was living I in Dayton, Ohio, and he stopped by to tell | me his story," Reedy said. i His wife recalled a second incident when calendar, grabbed the guitar and started writing "Playlike Games." The most recent song the Reedys set music to and recorded is "Tiny Uttle Pieces." "The song is about a couple of friends whose marriage was going on the rocks. The woman said she was so broken- hearted, she felt like she was shattered into little bitty pieces. That just stuck with me, and the song was written," Mrs. Reedy said. Mrs. Reedy was born in Bell County and her husband was born in Tennessee. Singing was an important part of their early home life. They also consider religion an important part of their lives. "Without religion, life would be pretly empty," Reedy said, and his wife added, "I don't think I'd have! anything to live for." *' In fact, the Reedys first met each other ! in church. "You will never believe how w e ' got together," Mrs. Reedy said laughing. "She was sitting up in front of me in church when I pulled her and asked her for a dale," John said grinning. "The same nighl I was walking her home, I asked her , to marry me." S Mrs. Reedy told Her future husband she'd think about it and six weeks later they were married. "I was almost 14- years-old and he was 17-years-old when we got married on Sunday, Nov. 2,1936," Mrs. Reedy said. ' Since that Sunday, Reedy has held down several jobs while singing his Bluegrass music in his spare time. The Reedys joined Julian and Glenn Ramey to form the Stone Mountain Hillbillies. On Ihe advice of a record producer, Ihe Reedys changed the group's name to the Stone Mountain Trio because most of their music is gospel Bluegrass. "There is a revival inlo Bluegrass music," Mrs. Reedy said during the in- , terview. Bluegrass music evolved from · early country and Appalachian mountain styles and was perfected by Bill Monroe of [' Rosine. t He formed a band in the 1930's called the £ Blue Grass Boys and Ihe music was named ," after the songs the Blue Grass Boys per- formed. I Bluegrass comes in all forms, from the ,., traditional to Bach and Beatles songs thai \i are played with a distinctive style of high J, lonesome fiddles and sharply popping banjoes. As Mrs. Reedy describes Bluegrass, it is a fast tempo of music, the!, gospel sound, not a slow easy sound but it £, is a technique. u "Since Bluegrass has been updated, you | can go into New York, Massachusetts, or | any of these colleges and Ihe students are |; listening to it," Mrs. Reedy said. ll Bluegrass music festivals are plentiful Is in Kentucky during the summertime and | this week is no exception. On Friday, the |j 4th of July, the Reedys' will join other g Bluegrass musicians in celebrating Inert John Lair Day at Renfro Valley. L Man Tosses Daughters From Roof By SAMUEL MAULL Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP).-- In April 1973,4-year-old Pamela Winfree and her 2-year-old sister Mich- elle were thrown through the window of their Brooklyn tene- ment by their father. They sur- vived and their father, Herman While, went to prison. On Saturday, White, 30, on weekend 'furlough from Man- hattan's Bayview Correctional Facility, went to the Brooklyn home of his common-law wife. Police said he seized the girls, took them to the roof of an apartment building, and hurled them five stories to the pave- ment below. Pamela and Michelle, now 6 and 4, survived the latest as- sault but were reported in criti- cal condition today at Kings County Hospital. In the incident two years ago, Michelle suf- fered a broken leg and Pamela was not seriously injured in their three-story falls. The girls' mother, Pauline Winfree, told police White had visited her earlier and con- vinced her to let him take tiie girls shopping. He did so and returned about two hours later. About 8 p.m., White came back while the girls were play- ing in front of the house. He allegedly grabbed the girls as the mother watched from a window, and announced he was going to throw them off the highest roof he could find. But if the arrests are made by local authorities, they must be reviewed by state officers within 15 days and confirmed as necessary. They must be re- confirmed at four-month inter- vals, Ihe ordinance said. The original emergency de- cree provided that prisoners must be told the grounds of their arrest within a few days. Censorship was imposed un- der the Defense of India Rules when the state of emergency was declared. With the ex- ception of dispatches based on government briefings, reports by foreign correspondents must be submitted to authorities for scrutiny and written author- ization before they can be sent abroad. Only scattered outbursts have been reported since the govern- ment proclaimed a state of emergency last Thursday, ar- rested hundreds of opponents of the prime minister and imposed censorship. A government spokesman said the country was generally calm, and there was no indication that the anti- Gandhi movement had gotten off the ground. Before their arrest, Jayapra- kash Narayanand other leading opponents had called for nationwide demonstrations Sunday which they hoped would culminate in a civil dis- obedience campaign patterned on those Mohandas K. Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Mrs. Gandhi's father, led against the British. Their goal was to force the prime minister to resign be- cause of a partially adverse ruling against her by a Supreme Court justice. The judge ruled that she could continue as prime minister while appealing her conviction for campaign law violations, but she could not vote in Parliament. The capital had its first dem- onstration against Mrs. Gandhi on Sunday as hundreds of youths ran through the old part of the city, shouting slogans against her. Police used bam- boo staves to quell the outburst, and arrested more than 20 of the youths. A government spokesman also reported that "vandals" attacked property and threw stones at buses in Bihar and Gujarat states, and that there were a few other outbursts of violence. The spokesman, Dr. A. R. Baji, said the total number un- der arrest was now "much larger" than the 900 previously acknowledged, but he refused to give the new total. Baji denied reports that the chief justice of the Supreme Court, Ajit Nalh Ray, had re- signed. Ray was appointed by Mrs. Gandhi in April 1973. The courl is lo take up her appeal when it returns from vacation In mid-July. The prime minister made a bid for popular support Sunday wilh the announcement of price controls on food, coal and other essentials. All dealers in con- trolled items were given three days to display price lists and post the amount of stocks on hand. The government's censorship regulations require foreign cor- respondents to obtain the cen- sors' approval of all dispatches sent abroad except those based on government annoueements and briefings. Solar Power Is 25 Years Off By D I C K B A R N E S Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Fed- eral energy researchers told Congress today that solar power may be of major potential use in the 21st century but that the nation will still be importing oil until at least 1995. The Energy Research and Development Administration, in a report titled "Creating Energy Choices fof the Future," said a number of energy alternatives must be pursued to allow sufficient margin for inevitable failures. The report also said throwing all support toward a single tar- get, such as nuclear power or creating synthetic fuel from coal or oil shale, even if suc- cessful, would not solve the na- tion's energy problems. Dr. Robert C. Seamans Jr., the head of ERDA, told report- ers he could place no pricetag on energy development through the year 2000. While establishing different energy priorities for near-term, mid-term and long-term, the re- port said five changes in U.S. energy research, development and demonstration must be made quickly: --Emphasize solving techni- cal problems that now are in- hibiting expansion of current energy sources, especially coal plants and light-water nuclear reactors. --Stress energy conservation, especially in autos, buildings and industrial processes. --Add solar power to breeder reactors and fusion power in the category of energy from vir- tually inexhaustible sources. --Accelerate commercial Three Jailed By City Police capability in synthetic fuel pro- duction: the extraction of gaseous' and liquid fuels from coal and oil shale. Observing that Ihe United Slates has already gone through 60-year cycles of shifting primary fuel dependency from wood to coal to oil and gas, the report set these priorities for future use: --Near-term, present to'1985:' Expand present coal, nuclear, gas and oil systems through new sources and better recov- ery from existing sources. -Mid-term, 1985 to 2000: Ac- celerate new means to get syn- thetic fuels from coal and shale; increase utilization of un- (Continued To Page 12) Briefly Bike Recovered Williamsburg Police Chief H.D. Moses reported that he recovered a stolen motorcycle early Saturday morning. Ac- cording to Moses, he chased two persons riding the cycle from Main Street and U. S. 25W in Williamsburg Hwy. 92 east. "About three miles into Hwy. 92, the cycle wrecked, and the two persons fled on foot," Moses said. According to Moses, the cycle is a 1974 Honda belonging to William Alley, 1600 Sherwood Dr., Corbin. The cycle was reported stolen Friday night. Rummage Sale The Youth Fellowship of the First United Melhodisl Church will have a rummage sale Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will go to send youth delegates lo Oklahoma lo work with Ihe Choctaw Indians. Rocky Waffles Considerably By CARL P. LEUBSDORF AP Politic*! Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - At least four tunes during his six- month vice presidential tenure, Nelson A. Rockefeller has found it necessary to amend earlier statements that had proven embarrassing. In all four casts, his later ac- counts differ from what the record shows originally tran- spired. The subjects of this process have included his own political plans, the imminent collapse of the American-backed govern- ment in South Vietnam and the question of U.S. secret com- mitments lo that government. Most recently, it was the pos- sible role of President John K. Kennedy and his brother, Ally. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy, in al- leged assassination plots devel- oped by the Central Intelligence Agency. Rockefeller had been in office barely two months when, in a discussion with reporters aboard his plane after a Feb. 26 speech In Detroit, he virtually ruled himself out of contention for a f u t u r e Republican presidential nomination. "I'm just not a competitive factor with the rising stars" in the GOP, he declared, calling talk about 1980 "crazy." But a few hours later he de- nied that he had ruled himself out as a future candidate and declared only that he was "to- tally disinterested" in specula- tion about the future. On April 2, as theU.S.-backed government in South Vietnam crumbled, Rockefeller was asked by reporters as he left for the Buffalo, N.Y., funeral of former New York Slate Senate Majority trader Earl Brydges, what he felt about the deterio- rating military situation in the Southeast Asian nation. "It's a tragedy," he replied. "I think it's really too late to do anything about it." Later, however, he expressed hope the South Vietnamese could re- group and that Congress would provide more aid. When asked it he had in- dicated earlier that South Viet- nam was lost, he replied, "No, I didn'l ... I was asked what we could do right now. We can'I do a thing right now because Congress isn't in session and there is no money and the United Slates has no authority, the President has no authority to do anything." A week later, on April 9, Rockefeller flew lo New Or- leans to address the American Newspaper Publishers Associ- ation in the midst of a con- troversy over a charge by Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash., that President Richard M. Nix- on had made secret U.S. com- mitments to Soulh Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu. When he landed, he was asked if he knew of any secret com- mitments. Rockefeller replied that he didn't and then vplun- (Continued To Page 1!) An armed robbery and two break-ins occurred in Corbin last weekend. A break-in was reported by Police Chief Philip Henderlight at South Central Bell lhat oc- curred either Friday or Saturday night. The burglars ait a hole through a wall of the building and forced open the safe. Between $360 and J40Q was taken in cash; $900 in checks; and {233 in stamps. Detective Bill Russell is investigating the Incident. A robbery occurred at the home of Robert and Bill. Higgins, Bishop Street, over the weekend. Three men forced their way in the house and held a gun on Robert Higgins, taking his billfold containing ap- proximately |15. They also held a gun on Bill Higgins while they ransacked the house. Nothing else was taken. Earl and Lloyd Gabbard, Rt. 1, Box 33A, Woodbine, were srresled and charged wilh robbery. There is a John Doe warrant out for the third man. The Gabbards were arrested when Officer Lacy Martin stopped their vehicle on a routine check. The two men met the description of the robbers, and were later identified by Bill Higgins in a line-up, Chief Henderlight said. A break-in was reported to the Corbin Police Department al the business office of the housing project on Madison and Cleveland Streets. There was nothing taken from the office. Earl Benny Cole, 18, Cleveland Street, was arrested and charged with burglary. Cole was identified going in and out of the office by two persons, police said. Deaths Clarence Buck SjrahCreekmore Leofla lenj Pleas Parker Floyd Richmond Tuesday Singing Dorothae Pentecostal Church will have a singing Tuesday at 7 p.m. The singers will be the "Florida Boys" from Pen- sacola, Fla. Bible School Vacation Bible school will begin at the East Corbin Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. tonight. There will be classes from pre- school to adults. Warm And Humid Continued very warm and humid with a few clouds tonight and Tuesday. High Tuesday in the upper 80s and low 90s. Low tonight in the mid to upper 80s. Wednesday little change, continued warm and humid.

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