The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on May 2, 1935 · Page 1
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!-. Entered as second class matter, VOLUME XJU NO. 181. )ct 4, 1395, at post office |at Tipton. Ind.. under the act ot March 5. 1879. 1 THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 3, 1985. Semi-Monthly Report Shows Totals for Personal Prop- y "Items Soaring. (MORE WEEKS Atttomobile, Truck and Tractor Wealth of County Is Near! $300,000. Finns Are Forced by Soviet to Leave Homes for Exile Helsingfors, Finland, May 2. —The Academic Carlia League (the association of Finnish students and teachers) announces that there have been mass deportations of more than 2,000 Ingrian Finnish families from their homes near Leningrad to the Turkestan-Mongolian frontier of Siberia. (Ingria is a Hussion district south of Finland). The organization said the victims were mainly farmers with small holdings, and fish- erfolk. who wore supporters of the Ingrian Lutheran church. The report said these people received orders on April 10 to he prepared for a long journey to an unidentified destination, and then were ousted from their homes by the hundreds during Easter week. Assessors of the rounty are coming down the honi'? stretch in their listing of UK; personal wealth of; the count}- and Thursday morning XJouniy Assessor O. Henderson stated the '. the work was completed. The t^sk of gathering up the odds and %ds is now underway and \ Prof. R. R. Fraser of Purdue the lafct week will be used in ! TT " :*-*- •B~-~l~i- checkimj and correctiiig reports of the various assessing officials. For the first time in history assessing in' all townships except Cicero has been done by the j township trustees and their dep\i- j ties. There will be one more report made to the state board of tux i commissioners this being after I University to Explain the "Won" Club. IMAY ORGANIZE HERE Friday night at 8:00 R. R. Fraser of the o'clock closing on the 15th of the present j month and it is believed 'the per->«« ot agricultural extension of sonal wealth of the county wil , ! Purdue university will speak a be far above that of 1934. this!a meeting ol tomato growers of this county, to be held at the being due to higher market values on many commodities. Tipton library assembly room and The report forwarded to the!"" Invitation is extended to all state tax board Wednesday by County Assessor Harry O. Hen- growers to be present. Prof. Fraser will explain the . derson shows the automobile. "Won" tomato club movement, truck and tractor wealth of the) the purpose of which is to ,m- far listed to be $29j,.-iPnnre the quality of Indiana to- county so for canning purposes and 960. The men have listed 2,1!')", matoes automobiles rand trucks with an average value of $7S and 4S1 Potable tor tlle Producers, tractors with an average value ,of $204. Notwithstanding the inroads of the automobile and tractor 2.49G horses have been listed to date traded acreage. •with an..Average value of 81021 Clubs are soonsorcd by their contained value for taxation j • being $055,258. They have also en; who^ operate factories at Ko- Interested in the movement are Purdue university, the Indiana manners Association, local canning companies and farmers who con- and last season Kemp Broth- 153 mules averaging around $90 per head with a total! yalue of $13,650. •The wealth of farming implements in the county is up to this time $122,570 the assessors hav- inrUsted.I>088 sets with an aver- - ^ : '• • ^'. : '"' ''j ^ n age value .of- »n<i. ?i ;AI^o»t- : 3vpOu. sets of household assessed at this •aging around $111 iYing a total value T$324,702. •: thieves have not supply is shown poultry as 5,890 itotal value of $31,listed. .; to the number of e-^Jjeen listed with a $135,033 they aver$25 and other hogs are-valued at $110,- •belng 17,804 listed ;average value of $6. county as shown ire Valued for taxa- JI693, Ithere being 5,average of komo, Kempton and Frankfort sponsored a club, which made an outstanding record in the state. Dalt Woods residing at Normanda was a gold medal winner, Club membership is limited to farmers selling their product to canning companies sponsoring clubs, who agree to abide by tho rules and regulations. Medals are awarded members whose total delivery up to October 5 amounts to ten tons or more and which the federal-state inspector certifies met the following requirements: Bronze medals for ten tons or over which grade 55 to 65: silver for grade of 65 to 75 and gold medal for 75 or better. Bonuses are paid starting at 15 cents per ton for the bronze class; 25 cents per ton for the silver class and 50. cents per ton for the gold class. At the meeting if a sufficient Continued on Page 2. STARTING PLANS Patriotic Organizations Call Meetings to Arrange for Annual Observance. BUT SEVEN VETERANS During the Civil War Tipton County Sent Almost I,100 of Its Men. Already plans are underway for the annual celebration and observance of Memorial Day, which this year comes on Thursday, •May 30. Graves of men who served in all wars will be sought out and decorated with flags and flowers. No cemetery will be overlooked in the county and already data is being secured to idd -to that already on hand by the committees. Meetings of various patriotic societies will be held during the next few days to plan programs and a public observance will be included in the programs for the day. During the civil war, Tipton county which was but 17 years old when war was declared and scantily settled, is credited with furnishing 54 more men than her quota. When the war closed the county had a. population of less than l,7ftO men and Tipton had a population of about 500. Figures in the war department at Washington credit Tipton county with having flurnished 1,073 men which exceeded its quota and it is pretty sure that some enlistments of Tipton men were cred- ted elsewhere. Today, seventy years after the civil war closed there are in Tipton county but seven surviving veterans of that long drawn out battle for the preservation of the union. Two of these veterans, both able to be up and around are residing in Tipton, John Miller of North East street and Gordon Williams of South Main street. One veteran resides in Windfall, this helng Madison Wright who is up and around but does not venture far out of his home. Another Absalom Sumner resides southeast of Tipton and is up and around. Two of the veterans reside In Prairie township, Edward Ulrich, who is at the home of his son, Dwight and John M. Wilburn who makes his home with his son, Lora. The seventh veteran Charles M. Conway resides in his own home northeast of Windfall and is confined to his home. Ed Ulrich, the oldest of the veterans, was born .March 12, 1838; Madison Wright was born October 10. 1841; John Miller was born January 28", 1844; Absalom Sumner was horn October 18, 1844; John M, Wllburn w,as born April 23, 1845; Charles Conway was born August 28, 1847 and 'Gordon Williams was born March 5, 1848: Continued on Page 2. 'ExE 'Federal prosecutors 'tightened the net of evidence about 10 on trial at St. Paul inj connection with the $200,000 Bremer kidnap case when evidence j was introduced linking the (defendants | with the ransom money which J<?e Lynch, deputy cour^ clerk, above, is holding. Flashlights identified as those sold to Alvin Karpis, {fugitive gang eader, and empty gasoline cans which the! gang is! alleged to have I l tossed from th'eir car are among the trial exhibits, Membership Campaign Now on and Will Continue '• Through May. It OF HAS FIVE - YEAR; PLAN At a state meeting held in Indianapolis last week, the Knights of Pythias of Indiana, held 'a great celebration in honor of !a great achievement, the raising of 5400,000 to make secure the K. of P. building in Indianapolis, and to save the 1 ome at Lafayette from financial eribarrassment forever. This fund various lodges o short period of victory was also scheduled to be vas raised by the ! the state in the seven months. The closing of this financial the opening of a great membership drive which is a five-year campaign to brjng the lodge'back to its original status of 85,000 members. As an incentive to new arid old members, a new program, known as a "Health Program and Hospitalization" has been proposed and authorized by the grand lodge. For a small sum over and above'lodge dues, a member is insured ft r hospital expenses for a period which would of three weeks, include hospital room. x-ray, anesthetics, operating room, medicines,; etc. j The Tipton lodge ; has started Its membership drive to continue through the month of May. Old members are invited: to reinstate and become active, new members are being solicited to take ail- vantage of its social and fraternal Inigbits of Pythias American instl- in our national /•Hospital. 5gFnller south' of idlanapolls Wed- there she vls- •Mrs. Don rent an operant's hospital fippendicltis and ,nice- onr Treasury Makes Refunding Record; Gets All But $6000,000 of Frst Libertys Washington, May 3- — Al though the exchange offering was made only a few days ago, $1,927,000,000 of the $1.933,OiOO.- 000 of First Liberty bonds called for redemption on June 15 had' been turned In by holders up to May 1 in exchange»for new 2% cent bonds or 1% per cent Ive-year notes. In point of time all records for Libert; jhond.'j conTersiong have In this piece with Of • the total exchanges so far made $602,0&0,000 have been for the new bonds and $795,000,000 for the shorter term notes; There remains outstanding and. still-to be turned In or redeemed in cash only about $638,000,000 of the great issue. One reason for the rapidity with which the operation has been carriedvout is that all hut about $54ff,000,OM ot the KM*.' ~ 1 *' "U- _ _ - L f^L*- A ty« were privileges. The 1 is distinctly an tution, founded capttol in 1864, its principles based on the beautiful and familiar story of JDanjion and Pythias. Young : mpn of 18 years are eligible, and are within e cants. membership dues reach of all appli- Heli I Ck inference. Mayor W. Attorney C. Indianapolis Cord A Cllflord iio% < for < in; unc t A. Compton; and City "W. Mount,, were jat Thursday ebnferrlttB shown above.' I TROUBLE ! DEATH Maholin Cox, 66, Died at: His Home in Kempton After Two Years^ Illness. WAS WELL KNOWN MAN Heart trouble from which. he suffered I for two years caused the death Wednesday: evening at Kempton of Mahloti Cox, resident of that community for more than fifty years. Death occurred at 7:30 Wednesday evening and the body was removed to the McMullan funeral home for preparation. It was returned to the home Thursday afternoon to lie in state until the hour of services. ; Mr. Cox, was one of the well known residents of Kempton, having resided in the town. for the past forty-five, years. He was for years engaged iin the business of pulling gas wells and plugging them after this; county's supply- was exhausted and heavy work in this line is thought to have started heart trouble!. ; Mr. Cox had been improving and was able to be out and around, when a; disastrous fire destroyed his home at Kemptoii two weeks ago. Excitement connected • \yith this event brought! on a jsevere reoccurrence of his trouble and Monday of this *eek he Buffered a bad attack. Hfa condition had been:critical forjthe past;t|wo days. ! ; ; Mahojm Cox wais born in ^Jonroe county Augusti 7, 1868, being one of [several children born to Perry aiid Sarah j(Skinner) jCox, who caihe to Tiptcjm county when he was a lad of 15! and located on a Jarm Northeast of Kempton;. He remaindd on thejfkrm for a short time at'fcer his marriage September 11, ii887, toJMiss Delia Burkhart when they j removed j to Kempton where j he built j the house in which he died. Later they mo, ved to thej property which burned jtwo weekej ago and resld- Cox 1932. •en are Gilbert with the flrin of Matron, Ross, Mc- regardlnjg the ac- Cox of Peoria, of. Pue Sheridan; 111.; Miss lo, Colo. Colemah, widow R. Cowman, '' '' Nor* Lowell Deveta Cox Of He is also sur- vlved ty two.stelers, Mrs. Belle ed therein many years. Mrs. died Jajnuary 15, Surviving child , and Ro >ert Cox o! Kempton ;| Roy CONFESSES IE i ISA An 'est of Pyromaniac in Chi- jcago Eases Minds of I • Thousands. ENJOYED MAD THRILL Admits Starling Nearly 50 Fires in Chicago Apart! ment Buildings. Xew York ted the Nation ; in 1034 Planting of Trees Albany, May 2.—New York state, celebrating this year the 50th anniversary of conservation, holds national leadership today in tree planting, according to- Conservation Commissioner Lithgow Osborne. The Empire state, his figures show, set out 40,564,282 trees in 1934, about 25 per cent of the country total of 164.000,000. This was three times as many trees as were set out by Wisconsin, which planted 14.857.505. Michigan was third, sot- ting out 12.468,500. The nation's total tree planting last year was the largest in history, with 86,000,000 trees set out on state forest lands and about 78.000,000 in national forests. Chicago, May 2.—A young author of adventure stories, embellishing his confession with excerpts from a 3,000-page diary, toldj police today that he set fire to nearly 50 apartment buijdlngs.. "i couldn't flght off the ; mad thrill of it," . the 30-year-old pyromauiac, H.-Carl Peterson,) said. ' ' . ! ! Peterson, former student of | Journalism at Northwestern Uni-| versity, purportedly confessed to, setting .17 fires in recent weeks.) He added that "all. the fires' would be nearly 50, but some of them were a long time ago." ^ Police announced that Peterson had been identified by a woman who previously had described a man "with a face like a demon" side! apartment./ Deputy Fire Marshall Frank E. Doherty said the prisoner, son' oi a wealthy novelty manufacturer, admitted' setting fire to a build- I CLASSES Some of More Intelligent of Russians Are Being Sent j Into Exile. MATTER OF SAFETY ing in which a 72-year-old woman was burned to death on April 22. ' The woman who identified -Peterson collapsed after viewing Him in a|"showup" at detective headquarters. "I; didn't have any real reason to start those fires," Peterson, a slight, blond man with blue eyes] said, whoi ran from a blazing 'north "Some unforseen spirit kept urging me on. I couldn't fight off the mad thrill of It." He 1 held up his hands. Two fingers bore deep scars from burns. | "It's even gone that far," he said.' Dr. Harry B. Hoffman, psychiatrist of the Cook County Behavior Clinic, said the case of Peter- son-j-particularly the diary in which his reactions to the fires were described In . detail—might prove to be "one of the greatest pieces of clinical matrial of its kindj we have found in years." i The diary, police said, :dated back| to 1926 and listed an unchecked number'.of "firies, ! large and ^mall. It told vividly of Peterson's 'first realization that he was |a pyromaniac and the futile efforts to escape the aberration. Tie arrest, brought about' by discovery of a peculiar type of Kitchen matches in Peterson'p home, climaxed two weeks of terror in the quite north shore community of Rogers Park where ^Continued on Page 2. j (By Unitcrt Press). Moscow, May 2. — These are days of fear for those Moscow citizens whose "class , background" is unsatisfactory to the Communist regime. A drive by the political polho similar to the, recent one which resulted in exile from Leningrad of more than 1.000 persons (according to official ^gures; private sources estimate it even higher) appears under way here. How many have gone on the long journey to prison camps or exile in the provinces; no on.? knows but the men who sit in the grim, iron-barred building on Lubianka' Square • which houses the commissariat of internal affairs, formerly the OGPU. Within the narrow limits _o£ the foreign diplomatic circles, a number of specific cases of rrcent "disappearances." are known. Two dentists who administered to the diplomatic corps are not to be found. They had said nothing to friends -about intending to leave Moscow. A high official of Intourist. the Soviet travel organization, who- was -very friendly with foreign diplomats and journalists, is similarly "missing." . A Soviet citizen whose only political- sin, so far as £an be determined,' was to write economic articles for a foreign trade gazette received a visit from the political police at 1 a. m. and was taken off .to prison. Inquiries made by his pmployer resulted only in vague, indefinite answers. Some teachers of;the Russian language or other Soviet citizens who hatfi had I professional reli- latlons with diplomats or foreign journalists haye; informed thbm they were afraiid to continue as- 1 ' Continued oni Caere 2. TWO COUNTIES FEEL EFFECTS Sullivan and Greene, Jasonville, Suffer Much From Storm. TEN PERSONS INJURED -\ Sixteen Homes, j Seventeen Garages Jin Jasonville Were Destroyed.! I Negro Aided by Roosevelt Shuns Politics, as Klpmbus. Mlsk, May 2.4-Sylj- [[Harris, j negro ; farmer, telephone call.to President Roosevelt last year- to V aave m y brought quick results, is working, tnese warm days and do- 10 lalklng about politics. srel is plenty qf work ito do s )title farmland; ad for LafayetU and ikJfc. Marie frerry talking, he ngum that his attojj- _• n—*.«- -*_•- t-r_- i_ _i_-!*.i.«.- MA ^ }g right in iinnounclng tfiat Ivester {talks tie Hhoul It.", of Attorner) iton and Hi's. .pueblo,, Colo; lreri> atao vest( r, whoie Rooi farm woi Ing I on tal ney Woiks Farm Saved by a phone Call Tl.ei ticket in a successful effort to defeat Representative Oscar ; 'De Prie.st, negro j Republican, who sought re-election. Shoijtly after, this Sylvester fattened a big turkey gobbler and sent the bird to President Roosevelt at Warm Springs- as a Thanksgiving Day gift. That called for headlines be- •caulse Sylvester had already become known as the-negro farmer In [Mississippi 'whose farm had sav4d by ajjtelephOBe.call to white hoasel J " ' 'ure (Ry United Pre5«l. Jasooville, May 21—A tornado swept through eastern Sullivan county and western Greene; coUn- ty today. Injuring ten persons and- causing widespread property! damage. I , j Sixteen homes and 17 garages were demolished here while several buildings | in Sullivan county were twisted from their foundations. : ; ' I [: All the injured live in Jason- villo. They are: . j Mrs. John Sexton,: 42, broken thigh and internal injuries. ! John Sexton, 45, her husband, cuts and bruises. ; Mrs. Frank j Sexton, broken shoulder and glass in eyes which, may result in loss of sight. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rojers, cuts and bruises. Robert "Miller, 16, bruises. Mrs. Lilly Coyer, 60. ; Mr. and Mrs 1 . Olaf : Gentry, and,..? i ' ' - f ?~- % r their daughter; 16, cuts l aadK bruises. | j ; Mrs. Coyer was pinned beneath, her house when it collapsed. She was removed to the hospital at. Sullivan and then transferred to the Robert Long hospital at Indianapolis because of the seriousness of her condition. The tornado jstruck in Sullivan county north qf Sullivan shortly before 4 a. m.- i ! Many homes] were -damaged IttL Graysville and j northeast of. Slnl-i: livan. Windows were ibroken in'di buildings were jtwisted from toeir, -3 foundations. Other homes were unroofed. Several barns wlerei blown down npar Kelly's Landing. ' i j ! A hurried check indicated that the damage would exceed $25,000. . • \ . ; ' i Jasonville- is a coal mining, town of slightly more! than population. 1 1 - (By tTnitcil Indianapolis. Ind., [May 2.—A* staff of Greene .coiinty relief! workers under the iirectlpa; o^. Miss Wilma Ehlers, county anper-i visor, were ordered to Jasonv for tornado rehabilitation., today by Waynp Coy, I state director. i | GOOD PROGRJAM ARRANGED,, . . Tipton County Farm Bureau ing Friday art Important :CWtei The Tpton County j Farm B: reau meetng at the Farm Bnreai hall In Tipton will he aa tant one and all' ' '' those interested arei|invit«i special Invitation .is extend wheat .growers to be hear the 1936 control .] explained. F. E. Achejnbach !.....,. The Tipton Count^j FaianlSB' mittee and perhaps a! rep .rofej tive of the; state ci will be here to tell program, which the old one' Is The entertai has arranged; to be given other Jfc.t

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