Tipton Tribune news headline from 1957 about my grandfather Howard Eugene Guffey when he was killed in a very bad train collision crash.

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Fair this afternoon, to- .night and Wednesday. Not quite so cool tonight. High today heir 72. Low tonight tonight 44. High Wednesday near 72. Entered as Second Class Matter Oct. 4, 1895, at Post Office at Tipton, Indiana. Under the Act of March 3, 1879 VOL. £2 — NO. 305 TIPTON (IND). TRIBUNE, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 24, 1957 5 CENTS PER COPY, 30 CENTS PER WEEK BOY TO BE PROSECUTED TERRE HAUTE, Ind. CINS) — Deputy Prosecutor John A. Kesler said today that there will be vig- erous prosecution of 12-year-old Jerry Wayne Fulk for the brutal murder of his father, Clifford Kulk,' 38, Sunday. Keller said: "This crime will not be treated as a juvenile matter. I shall press for an early grand jury session to handle the case." » The boy had said: "My mother will get a good lawyer for me and I'll be out of this in two weeks." But later the lad cried and said he knew he would go to the Boys' School and later to prison. Sheriff John Trierweiler said he could not find any evidence to support support the claim of the accused slayer slayer that his father was brutal to the family. The alleged slayer is being held in jail without bond until his arraignment arraignment Oct. 3. LEGAL DELAY PROBED INDIANAPOLIS (INS) — The State Board of Accounts today began a probe of delaying tactics that keep traffic law violators from losing their licenses in many parts of the state. The inquiry was ordered by Governor Governor Harold W. Handley at the request of State Motor Vehicle Commissioner Robert L. McMa- ?.an. •, Justice Justice of the peace courti appeared appeared to be the most 'numerous offenders, with under-the-bench payoffs alleged. Tie Bureau of Motor Vehicles disclosed failure of "some courts" to report convictions to the Bureau which keeps track of violations under the point system. Many drunken drivers continue driving, according to Bureau officers. officers. ELEVATOR NIXED COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (INS) — The Whitley County Tax Adjustment Adjustment Board Monday voted four- to-three against an elevator in the \vhitley County Courthouse. The elevator is sought by Circuit Judge Lowell Pefiey, who holds court on tne third floor. Two weeks ago, he suffered a heart attack. Mayor Garland F. Sticker, Adjustment Adjustment Board chairman, said: "I'm not particularly against the elevator but I didn't think the request request was presented properly." IKE ORDERS INTO LITTLE Holding Company Directors Chosen '" .. -* Seven original stockholders in the newly-formed Tipton- Cicero township school building company were elected.direc- tors of the group, at a meeting in Tipton junior high school assembly hall Monday night. They are Ward Rifle, who presided presided over the meeting; James Francis, Carmel Hoover, Dr. M. J. Smith, Harry Reasner, Dr. George' Compton and Clyde Overdorf. Riffe, Overdorf. and Ccmpton were selected by vote as the original original incorporators of the holding company, which will issue bonds-' to finance construction of a new high school structure and remain in existence ^until the bonds are Tale of Danger Told By Wreck Aftermath Baker, Textile Worker Unions Called Cqrrupt AFL-CIO Will Probably Order Housecleaning Under Expulsion Threat NEW YORK (INS) — AFL-CIO investigators charged today that the 138,000-member Bakery Workers' Workers' Union and the 40,000-member United Textile Workers are corruption-ridden. corruption-ridden. The federation's Ethical Practices Practices Committee made this finding in reports to the AFL-CIO Executive Executive Council, which is holding a two-day meeting in New York to crack down on these unions and the big Teamsters' Union. AFL-CIO officials said the fed- deration's governing body undoubtedly undoubtedly will approve the findings, findings, of the committee and order he bakery workers and the textile textile union to clean house or face expulsion from the federation. Progress Time Set Indications are that the council will give the unions a stated time o make progress in a clean-up campaign. Officials said that failure failure to show progress in that time would lead to suspension from the AFL-CIO, subject to expulsion n ater. The main business before the council is the case of the Teamster*, Teamster*, the nation's largest union. The AFL-CIO body is expected to land the Teamsters an ultimatum o get rid of accused leaders or 'ace ouster from the federation. (Continued on Page 6) FORCER SENTENCED INDIANAPOLIS (INS) —A two- to-14 year suspended sentence was imposed on Robert J. Jackson, 27, former junior loan officer at the Indianapolis Morris Plan, for forgery, forgery, Monday. Jackson confessed he made out phony loans to customers with good credit ratings and then cashed the checks himself. Criminal^ Judge Saul I. Rabb said he suspended .the sentence at the request of Morris Plan officials officials -who said Jackson was paying back the money and was studying for the ministry at a Texas col : lege. MORE SOWS FARROW LAFAYETTE, Ind. (INS) — The number of sows which farrowed on Indiana farms during June through August is estimated by agricultural statisticians at Purdue Purdue University at 340,000 head, or four percent more than during the same period last year. The statisticans report that the number of sows to farrow during the remainder of the fall season, September through November,, is expected to total 217,000 head or three pereent more than during the same period of 1956. Sows farrowing during the fall season, June through November, are expected to total 557,000 head, the same as forecast in June, bql four percent more than the 536.0CK sows which had pigs in the fall season last year. Farrowings during -the June — August period comprise 61 percent of the total, Breeding will chow a three per cent increase from December through February, 1958. Methane Cited In Mine Blast MARIANNA, Pa. (INS) — State mine inspector Clyde Maize said today that ignition of methane ;as apparently resulted in the win explosions which trapped 11 men 565 feet underground in the Mariana coal mine and killed 'ive of them. Six were rescued in a steel drum lowered into the'^sha'ft of the Marianna coal mine and killed :errific explosion occurred Monday Monday morning about 30 miles south of Pittsburgh. The mine, officially known as No. 58, of the Ellsworth Division of Bethlehem Mines Corp., was the scene of a major tragedy on Nov. 28, 1908, when 145 miners were, killed in an explosion. he survivors are in Washington Hospital at nearby Washington, Pa., with second and third degree burns, and a hospital official said they will be kept at least 48 hours to find out if they suffered adverse adverse effects from inhaling gas. Ventilation Ventilation Faulty The mine, operated by a subsidiary subsidiary of Bethlehem Steel Corp., had ben shut .down while the 11 formen and supervisors went in to repair a faulty ventilating sys- The blast blew the shaft's .elevator .elevator 50 feet above the surface, damaging it so severely it was useless in rescue efforts. A concrete concrete block unit on the surface was shattered and, some blocks smashed into automobiles parked off the road leading J to the mine. Rescurers were hampered in attempts attempts to reach the trapped men through other shafts when they encountered small pockets of gas, fires and heavy smoke. retired by "rental" payments from the Tipton-Cicero township school city. , Approximately $1,000 worth of stock, at $5 per share, was sold during the past month to more than 150 persons in Tipton and vicinity, The money will provide operating. j'* capital for the holding company, which will incur legal and clerical expenses connected with incorporation, incorporation, bond issuance, and planning 'or the school. The shares will be redeemed 'or their purchase price after the wlding company's work is done. They are still on sale, with the object of getting as many people n the community as possible involved involved in the project. The next step will be for the school board to inspect other recently recently - constructed high school buildings in similar Indiana cities and, with the directors of the holding holding company, to choose the right architect for the job. $276,000 Maximum Superintendent C. B. Stemen told the meeting that the school corporation's corporation's maximum bonding power now is $276,000, including a present debt of $118,000 on Ljncojn elemen-; tary school. Jefferson school's new wing is already paid for, and the entire cost of Lincoln will be liquidated by January, 1961, with he cumulative sinking fund at its present rate. The cumulative . sinking fund, pegged at 95 cents per $100 assessed assessed valuation, will provide approx- .mately $57,000 in December. Stemen remained the group of present situation by calling atten- ion to a total high school and jun- or high school enrollment of 757 his year. The building was designed designed for 400 students* 156 Fifth Graders He added that the public schools' ifth graders, who will probably je the first to go all the way hrough secondary school in a new building, number 156, and there are 158 in five kindergarten sections, hree at Lincoln school and two at Jefferson school. (Continued on Page 6) State Tax Withholding In Supreme Court's Hands INDIANAPOLIS (INS) — The State Supreme Court today has custody of an appeal from a decision decision holding the state withholding tax constitutional. Attorney George Rose, of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, representing Akery Cleaners, Cleaners, of Beech Grove, appealed from a decision of Marion Circuit Court Judge John L. Niblack. The appeal said: "It is illegal to make tax collectors collectors out of business and industry." industry." Crowd's Presence Violated Ban on Anti-lntegrationists NEWPORT, R. I. (INS) — President Eisenhower today federalized the Arkansas National Guard and ordered troops to Little. Rock to halt obstruction with court-ordered integration integration at Central High School. He simultaneously scheduled Police Arrest Eight Persons At Little Rock TWISTED WRECKAGE tells its own story of the impact of the train-car wreck near Windfall Monday which snuffed out two lives in about that many seeon ds. This is the largest of the pieces left along three- quarters of a mile of right-of-way. The scattered re mains were once an operating station wagon but are now only mute testimony to the danger of unguarded railroad crossings. Monday's deaths were the fifth and sixth recorded in Tipton county traffic this year. (TRIBUNE photo.) Windfall/ Kentucky Funerals Set For Victims of Train-Car Collision One of the two victims of Monday afternoon's train-era collision near Windfall will be buried at Windfall, while the other man will be returned to his native Kentucky for services services and interment. '. -• ', —^^ : -=—=*r—— . 'i. - • • - •• -T^ 6 body of Howard Eugene Guf- ~'ey, 34, of Windfall, wfll lie in state Mrs. until Tipton Council Elects Hupp To Utility Board Membership The Tipton Gity council elected Ralph Hupp to a four- year term on the utilities board to succeed Floyd Collins whose term expired recently, at a meeting Monday. who lives at 309 North [ : Teeth Pulled From Time Law Post Hole Digger, Passenger Car Collide in County A Monday morning collision between between a highway department post hole digger and a passenger car was investigated by the Tipton county sheriff's department. The car, driven by William O. Legg, 26, of Elwood route 3, struck the highway machine being operated operated by Bobbie Gene Plake, 31, of route 5, about two and one-half miles South of Elwood at 8:45 a.m". The Legg car went out of control control after it skidded on loose gravel and struck the digger while it was stopped on the right side of the road. . Damages to the car's right side were estimated at $75 and damages damages to the -digger's right rear section were estimated at $10. Hupp, Main street, is manager of the J. C. Penney store and currently president president of the Tipton United Fund, which is about to embark on its third charity campaign. Collins could not be elected to mcceed himself because of an ordinance ordinance which says that only one member of the original utilities >oard shall serve on the city council.'No council.'No other appointee can serve m the board while serving as an officer- of the city, township or county. The council members also discussed discussed the need for a greater con- rol of traffic flow on Main street between Madison and Dearborn street. The council will ask the cooperation, cooperation, of the state road commissioners commissioners in supplying material and a working plan for the traffic con- rol. The possibilities of installa- ion of overhead stop lights were also discussed. Claims allowed at the meeting were $37,940.42. Members present were Mayor Frederick Surber, presiding; city clerk-treasurer Mrs. Charles Ramsey; Ramsey; and councilmen, Floyd Collins, Ray Cox, Carl Miller and Harold Planck. 1957 AREA TRAFFIC RECORD Deaths Injuries 62 Accidents 183 Total Damages $88,730 Court Selects Two Estate Handlers Tipton Circuit court appointed David V. Compton as administrator of the estate of his mother, Mrs. Bertha H. Compton Monday. The estate is valued -at $40,000 in personal personal property and $84,000 in real property. Heirs include, two sons, David V. Compton, of 219 West Washing ton street, and George L. Compton, of 221 North Independence streeft; and two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Snyder, of Canton, Ohio and Mrs. {Catherine Lawhead of Indianapolis The court also appointed Everett Stout as executor of the estate ol his father, Thomas Stout, who died on Sept. 19, 1957. The estate is valued at $1,500 in personal property and $12,000 in real property. Heirs include three sons, Everett Stout, of Windfall route 1,. Lester Stout, of Windfall .route 2 and Cleo Stout, of route 2. INDIANAPOLIS (INS) — It's wme free for any community to iolate Indiana's time law. The 1957 law stipulates that Cen- ral Standard Time shall begin Sunday, but Governor Harold W. Handley and Attorney General Edwin Edwin K. Steers extracted all its teeth Monday. The Governor put all state workers workers back on slow time, but said that each instance of violation of the law over the state will be decided decided by Steers, who promptly said: "I find that the adjustment of office and school hours is an administrative administrative matter and does not violate the statute as long as such adjustment of hours is made in accordance with the required time set out in said law and without stated intent or purpose to circumvent circumvent the law." The upshot will be that many Hoosier cities and towns will merely merely set their clocks on slow time and have their workers report an hour earlier and leave an hour sooner in the afternoon. In that manner the communities will not lose their state aid funds, as specified in the time law. The Indianapolis Times, in a front page editorial, said: 'That leaves the way open for Indianapolis to remajn legally on fast time. A mere order from the (Continued on Page 6) Three Floating Objects Seen by 'Pamir' Searcher LONDON (INS) — A U.S. Air Force plane searching for more survivors of the sunken Pamir reported reported today it had sighted "three floating objects" in the Atlantic ocean. The plane said it was unable to identify the objects and would circle circle the area until the ship arrived to investigate. Five survivors of the hurricane- wrecked sailing vessel were picked picked up Monday night some 800 miles west of the Azores where the ship got: caught in hurricane Carrie Saturday. at the home of his mother, Vlinnie King, of Windfall, iervices scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday Wednesday in the Windfall Christian church. Rev. Jack King will officiate, officiate, and burial will be in Brookside Brookside cemetery, Windfall. The body of Thomas Paul Penticuff, Penticuff, 43, of Cartwright, Ky., will be returned to SeweU Funeral home, Albany, Ky., for services there Thursday. Burial will be in Clinton county, Ky.. Guffey, a partner in Guffey and Smith Home Improvement company, company, 'of Windfall, and Penticuff, an employee of the firm, were killed killed outright when the small station wagon in which they were riding was struck about 1 p.m. Monday by a northbound Pennsylvania railroad railroad train. The collision occurred at a crossing one mile north and one mile west of Windfall, on the Windfall-Sharpsville blacktop. The Windfall man, born in New Castle Nov. 20, 1922, was the son of Leonard and Minnie (Marcum) Guffey. He married the former Miss Marilyn Richwine, who survives, survives, on Feb. 25, 1943, and was the father of five children; Janice Guffey, Sue Guffey, Leonard Guffey, Guffey, Frankie Guffey and Debra Mae Guffey, all of whom survive. Other survivors include two brothers, brothers, Frank Guffey of Arcadn. and Clifford King, of Windfall; and two sisters, Mrs. Audrey Jones, of Greenfield, and Bonnie June King, of Windfall. The Kentucky man, a veteran of World War II, had come to Tipton Tipton county only about two weeks ago to look for work. Born March 19,1914, he is survived survived by his wife, Mrs. Cora Penticuff, and four children. Suspected Troublemakers, Two Carrying Knives, Pulled From School Mob LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (INS) — Police, applying the ."Nashville plan" to the integration turmoil at Little Rock Central htgfi" school, seized eight persons .today while Gov. Orval Faubus flew back to the Arkansas capital. The arrests were made while tense groups gathered at the southern entrance of the high school where nine Negroes entered entered as students for the first time Monday, setting off a day of mob violence. The beat-them-to-the-punch maneuver maneuver was copied from Nashville, Nashville, Tenn., where police nipped mob violence in the bud in school integration tangles. School resumed at the high school with no Negro pupils attempting attempting to enter. As tension mounted waiting for the opening school bell, police swooped^ down and hauled away six men; two of them armed win knives, from the milling groups. One of these -arrested as Arthur J. Bickle, a i leader of the segre gation group fighting the admittance admittance of Negroes to the school. Two teen-aged youths were es- (Continued on page 6) Highway Trial Opening Set 'INDIANAPOLIS (INS)—The Indiana Indiana Highway scandal story kicked its heels again today with Marion County Prosecutor John G. Tinder probing into the Tri-State Expressway alleged profiteering and Criminal Court Judge Saul I Rabb listening to defense objection. objection. On .Thursday, Marion County's jury commissioners will draw the names of 300 prospective jurors for the first highway trials which start on October 7 before Special Judge Walter Pritchard that will be held in Superior Courtroom 4 in the Marion County Courthouse. Present State Highway Chairman Chairman John Peters, incidentally, most probably will be called as a witness in the trials. Peters made the initial revelations revelations during the time of the Leg islature last winter when he was named State Highway Chairman by the new Governor, Harold W. Handley. At the time, Peters said the Highway .department, and especially especially the right of way division was in an "awful mess" and did not have enough money in its coffers coffers to pay all of the right of way division employes. radio-television address to the na- ion tonight to discuss the school ntegration crisis. The President will fly back to Washington from Newport for the address. Defense * Secretary Charles E. Wilson was directed to call both the Arkansas National Guard and the Air National Guard into Federal Federal service immediately. Wilson also was instructed to use such units of the Armed Forces as he deems necessary to control the Little Rock situation. Mr. Eisenhower signed the his- ory-making executive order in his office at the Newport Naval Base at 12:22 p.m. (EOT). Troops are expected to enter Little Rock later today to take up positions around Central High hool. \ No New Outbreaks Mr. Eisenhower acted despite the fact that there were no new outbreaks of violence at the School this morning. His proclamation of Monday ordering ordering an end to "wilful obstruc- ion" of the integration was vio- ,ated when a crowd of some 300 persons assembled at the school :oday. In .his new proclamation today, Mr. Eisenhower noted that Monday's Monday's directive "has not been obeyed and wilful obstruction o£ enforcement of said court orders still exist and threatens to con-. tinue." Talk Set for 8 p.m. The President wifl make a -15- minute radio-television address to. the nation about 8 p:m. (CDT). It was the first time a President President of the United States had ordered ordered federal troops into a state since 1914, when Woodrow Wilson called out military forces during coal mine disturbances in Arkansas. Arkansas. White House news secretary James C. Hagerty said he did not know whether the defense secretary secretary would use the Arkansas National National Guard or other units of the armed forces to carry out the President's President's orders. Guard Barred Students The National Guard was employed employed by Gov. Orval Faubus to bar Negro students from entering the school until its removal was ordered by federal Judge Ronald Davies last Friday. Mr. Eisenhower directed that (Continued on Page 5} Gl Buddy Says Girard Fired Shot Tor Joke' Somagahara Firing Range, Japan Japan (INS)—A GI buddy of Army specialist third class William- S. Girard testified today that Girard fired at Mrs. Naka Sakai "for a joke." The'damaging testimony against Girard was made by 31-year-old Victor Nickel of Inkster, Mich., during the first ,day of Girard's manslaughter trial before a Japanese Japanese court held after a long recess. recess. Nickel told the court at the scene of the fatal shooting of Mrs. Sakai last Jan. 30 that he was with Girard when he fired at her "for a joke." He added that the way Girard, the 22-year old defendant from Ottawa, 111., pointed his gun "looked like he was trying to bit Mrs. Sakai." Area Man Cited For Pact Breach A breach of contract complaint against Dorse McNew was filed Tuesday by the Pure Carbonic com pany in the office of Tipton county county clerk Paul H. Jones. The Carbonic company complaint charges that McNew contracteQ for the dealership and distribution, of liquid carbon dioxide but has failed failed to return containers provided by the company. The contract calls for the return return of the containers within 90 days or the payment of demurrage. The company asks a judgement of $1,757.40- for demurrage on the cylinders. 'Frieda' Seen Doomed " MIAMI (INS) — Tropical storm Frieda ' accelerated to a speedy pace of 29 mph today, but forecasters forecasters predicted the disturbance was doomed to die far out in the Atlantic Ocean. Area Clergymen To Attend Kokomo Mental Workshop Six Tipton county clergymen will attend a mental health workshop, sponsored by the Mental Health association and the Ministerial Association Association of Howard county, at the Indiana university Kokomo center Wednesday. They are Rev. Benjamin Antle of Sharpsville and Revs. Lester Henry, Darl Swisher, Harold Davis, Francis Ott and James Ratcliff, of Tipton. Leaders of the workshop will be Rev. Roy Fisher, chaplain of Logansport Logansport state hospital; state mental mental health commissioner Dr. S. T. Ginsberg; Kokomo Guidance clinic director Dr. John Hoyt; Rev. George Wennerstrom, chaplain at the University of Chicago hospital; hospital; and Rev. Dr. John Vayhingcr, chief psychologist of the South Bend mental health clinic. Further Asian Flu Outbreaks Seen in Rocky Mountains DENVER (INS) — Further outbreaks outbreaks of Asian flu were predicted predicted for the Rocky Mountain area as two western states shuddered under the ailment's impact. Colorado University's medical center director, Dr. Gordon Meiklejohn Meiklejohn made the prediction, adding adding that what he termed "explosive" "explosive" epidemics "come up awfully fast." Outbreaks were reported in the •Pueblo, Colo., Catholic high school and at Lowry Air Force Base near Denver, brinsuig to about 3,000 the number of flu cases in Colorado.

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  2. 24 Sep 1957, Tue,
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  • — Tipton Tribune news headline from 1957 about my grandfather Howard Eugene Guffey when he was killed in a very bad train collision crash.

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