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Smith Held On Murder Charge After Inquest, A coroner's jury found this morning that Otis C. "came to his death at the hands of Raymond Smitrand recommend that he be held for grand jury action." Coroner L- L- E. McCravy thea signed a warrant before Magistrate George S. Yeldell charging Smith witjr murder, and Solicitor Solicitor William T. Jones said that hewould present the to the grand jury at the termor :riminal court beginning Monday. About 300 persons Were In the court house for the Inquest, held by Coroner McCravy, with most of the questioning by Solicitor Jones. -Three -Three witnesses were put on the atand in the approximately 49 min-ates min-ates min-ates which the Inquest required, City Patrolman W. D. Butler told f finding the body.' Sheriff J. Cal-?ln Cal-?ln Cal-?ln White testified mostly aa to the statements Smith made, and Dr. J. U. Sytnmes, coroner's physician, described the datura of the wounds. Harold Smith was foreman of the Jury, which Included these other Bus Strike Set Tonight Unless Dispute Settled CHARLESTON, W.Yi. UrV-Orey-bound UrV-Orey-bound UrV-Orey-bound UrV-Orey-bound UrV-Orey-bound buses will stop running In 10 Eastern and Southern states at midnight tonight , unless there is a last minute settlement of a labor dispute involving about 72S drivers; There were no indications today that Atlantic Oreybound Corp. and Division 140 of the AFL Motor . Coach Employes Onion would get together. ..' . " Daniel T. Maroney, president of the union division, said the strike , would begin as schedueld unleea the company met with union negotiators negotiators and reached a settlement this, week. ' , Oeorge S. Engle, president of Atlantic Atlantic Oreyhound, said the company company has commitments which prevent prevent it from .meeting with the ne gotiators before April 11. Joseph Wright, a federal cpncll-, cpncll-, cpncll-, lator, said he had talked privately with both company and union representatives representatives bi there had been no conference between the parties to the dispute. Neither side so fsr has detailed the specitlo demands which brought about the dispute. Maroney said they involve "basic aontract principles" includlngoyer-time includlngoyer-time includlngoyer-time paypay Increases and arbitration. arbitration. ' The drivers are paid on' a trip-rate trip-rate trip-rate basis but the formula has not , been disclosed. Maroney said the union does not know all the factors used to compute pay. A strike" would involve service ha Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida. Georgia, North- North- Carolina, South Carolina Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee. Tennessee. West Virginia, and the District District of Columbia. The number of drivers involved, by districts: Charlotte- Charlotte- Atlanta 89, Winston-Salem Winston-Salem Winston-Salem 128. Roanoke 89. Jacksonville 56, Ashevllle 30, Columbia Columbia 56, Raleigh 109, Charleston-Northern Charleston-Northern Charleston-Northern 160. members: Roy Still, Avery Coleman C. Albea, R. E. Still, James Rodgers. . The testimony followed generally the statements which had printed In the newspapers, with exception of cause of death. Symmee said today that he had told anybody that Waters died a broken neck, although he quoted to that effect In The Index-Journal Index-Journal Monday afternoon. Under questioning by . .Solicitor Jones. Dr. -Symmea -Symmea said that ho not In a position to say caused death, the cuts or the neck. Either or both could done it he said under questioning. (The Index-Journal Index-Journal Index-Journal story written by Ed Chaffin, managing editor, who says he typed off statement which Dr. Symmee him he had prepared.) Butler said that he received call at 11:39, telling him to for a person who could be hurt In the field off Pelzer He vent In from the; East Cambridge side, turned around so could use his spotlight and It over the field. s He saw something m the and went over to it with his flashlight. He saw the body of Waters, whfch ha estimated to be about feet from Pelzer street, In the between Pelser and Cokes bury. The body was lying on Its side,' the head pulled down on shoulder, the knees in a slightly drawn position, the hands on ground In front of the bdoyfempty, and "pale white and clean." He made a quick check for wrist pulse, but found none. opened one button of the shirt felt the body, which still had heat. The right front pocket turned wrong side out. The body wss discovered at exactly 11:45, Butler said. He told he flashed the flashlight the area for a distance of some or IS feet, and found a white handkerchief about eight feet directly behind the body. The only blood was a pool directly under Waters' head, than a man's hesd and he later about an Inch and a half where It had congealed. Butler be could not say whether the (Continued on Page Eleven) Heavy Feared In By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Extremely heavy livestock were feared today In the wake a fierce arctic storm whose 16-foot 16-foot snowdrifts have paralyzed parts Wyoming and Montana.

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  1. The Index-Journal,
  2. 06 Apr 1955, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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