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HAR3W> J. BUSTS* . ARCHIES A33ISTASX IS DIANA STATS fctSS*** ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4. 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTON, INDIANA VOLUME 68, NUMBER 310 TIPTON (IND.) DAILY TRIBUNE TUESDAY, SEPT. 29, 1964 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK AUTO CRUSHES MAN VAN BUREN, Ind. (UPI)— LaCroix J. Kennedy, 48, Van Buren, was crushed to death Monday when a car beneath which he was working as' a part-time mechanic slipped off cement blocks and pinned him to the floor of his garage. He had been dead about an hour before his body was found. VINCENT GUENTHER NAMED HATFIELD IN STATE FORT WAYNE, Ind. (UPI)— Gov. Mark Hatfield of Oregon speak at a Republican rally here tonight. Hatfield was keynote speaker at the GOP national convention last summer. He also is scheduled to speak to sludents at Indiana Institute of Technology at a convocation Wednesday morning. ESCAPES REFORMATORY PENDLETON, Ind. (UPI)— James Alexander Thomas, 23, slipped away from an outside the walls work detail Monday at the Indiana Reformatory. He was sentenced in 1962 from St. Joseph County on vehicle taking charges. DIES OF BURNS BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (UPI)— Earl Arthur, 52,. Bloomington, died Monday of injuries suffered at a school construction site near here as he was working when a scaffold broke. PLANT TOR GARY •- RICHMOND, Va. (UPI)—The Virginia-Carolina Chemical Co. announced today it plans to build a $750,000 phosphoric acid plant on an 11-acre site in a Gary, Ind., industrial center. The land was purchased from the Gary Industrial Foundation, developing an industry- tract on the east side of the city. The V-C Co., a division of Socony Mobil Oil Co., has three major fertilizer plants in operation in Indiana at Fort.Wayne, Jasonville and Remington. Charles T. Harding, president of the chemicals firm, said the proposed plant would produce up to 40,000 tons of phosphoric acid a year for makers of inorganic phosphates, pharmaceuticals and soft drinks, chemicals and electropolishing products, cleaning and water-treating materials and other products. The Gary plant would employ about 20 persons, Harding said. Community Fund Drive Underway The Retail division of Tipton Community IFund met at Tom's cafeteria Monday in preparation for the opening of the 1964 drive, with Ned Grayson acting as chairman of the division. The first session was followed by another meeting . . . with the Industrial division kickoff held at 4 p.m., Monday in the conference room at Perfect Circle. Walter Murray, Sr., is chair man of this group. Plans were made^by each group and cards alloted to team m-embers who will ptart an immediate drive. A goal of $6,265 was set for the retail division, $8,280 for the industrial group. To Start Wednesday It was announced by Robert Tolle, chairman of the drive that the Education and Professional drive would be carried out on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. A residential drive is scheduled for October 1, for all persons not covered by the other groups.;, plus public employees Harpo Marx Dies Suddenly After Operation By VERNON SCOTT United "Press International HOLLYWOOD (UPI) — Harpo Marx, the madcap mute of- the famed performing Marx brothers, died Monday night after undergoing heart surgery. He was 70. The zany, horn-honking comedian, beloved for his outrageous blond wig and eye-popping lear, was the harum-scarum member of the troupe which conquered vaudeville in the '20s, Broadway and the "movies. Harpo, whose real name was Arthur, entered Mt. Sinai Hospital Saturday and was operated on Monday morning. After apparently making a strong recovery his condition worsened and he died at 8:30 p.m., PDT. At his side when death came' were his wife, Susan, and two of his sons. He is survived by three sons, William, Alexander and James; a daughter, Minnie, and his brothers, Groucho, Zeppo and Gummo. The fifth Marx brother, Chico, died three years ago in Hollywood. ' It. was Harpo's silent antics that most frequently embroiled the brothers in hilarious escapades with the forces of law and order in such films as "Horsefeathers," "A Night at the Opera," "Duck Soup," and "Animal Crackers.' And it was Harpo's mastery of the harp which generally saved the day. During the past decade, .lar- po Marx lived quietly, making occasional appearances with symphony orchestras while his brother, GroucUo, continued in entertainment as a televsision star. Groucho and Zeppo were told of the death by brother Gummo. None of the three surviving brothers was able to comment on their loss. Harpo, who never spoke during the three decades of the family comedy act, made his last public appearance Aug. 16 at a testimonial for Palm Springs Police Chief Gus Kettman. It was only the second time the diminutive star had stepped out of character to speak in public. Harpo's contribution to the Marx brothers' brand of comedy was a battered opera hat, baggy pants and an improbable frock coat, from which he pulled a bulbous auto horn, live animals, mannequin legs and a wild assortment of junk. He was born Nov. 23, 1893, in New York City, the second son of Sam Marx, an immigrant Jewish tailor. His mother was the talented musician, Minna Schoenberg, the sister of comedian Al Shean of the celebrated vaudeville team Gallagher and Shean. WITCHCRAFT CLASS LONDON (UPI) — Fifty students signed up Monday for a night school course in witchcraft at the city Literary Institute. The teacher, sociologist Sonia Burstein& will lecture on blac kand white magic, love potions, spells, black cats, toads, bewitching cattle, divining the future, traffic with spirits and pacts with the devil. RICHARD O. RISTINE, Indiana's Lt. Gov- Tom's Cafeteria. Seated at the table with Riser nor now campaigning as the Republican tine' are, Richard Regnier, far left. County candidate for governor,, is shown here second from left, as the county GOP stalwarts welcome him tc Tipton at a Monday Luncheon in Republican Chairman Paul "Red" Jones and Mayor Ray Rench. (TRIBUNE Photo-Engraving) Truck, Auto Collide on Ash A truck and auto collided Monday morning at Ash and Washington Streets, causing an estimated $275 in damage to the two vehicles. The accident occurred at about 11:15 a.m. when a truck driven by Monty Elwood Rose, 26, of 711 East Jefferson treet, struck a car driven by Earl Roe, 68, of 436 Vine Street. The truck was sou.thtiound on Ash, the car northbound, when the auto attempted.a left turn into Washington Street and-was hit by the truck. Damage tp' the bumper, griUe and hood of- the truck'is estimated at $200. : 'The impact also caused about; $75 damage to the right fender of Roe's auto. Wheat Signup Closes Friday Local wheat growers were reminded today that iFriday, October 2, is the. final day for signing up to take part in the 1965 Voluntary Wheat Program. No other wheat signup will be held in this area, according to the Tipton County ASC (Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation) committee. Growers who sign up now will have the option of changing their plans anytime before the close of the (Feed Grain signup next spring. The County ASC office will remain open until 8:30 p.m. Friday. The office is located at 128 East Jefferson Street, Tipton. A HOUSE DIVIDED—Something new In politics la the setup in St. Louis County. Mo., with Republican and Democratic organizations renting half of same house for campaigning:. rr rr Anti-Noise Ordinance Is Passed Here An "anti-noise" ord i ri a n c e passed by Tipton's Common Council .Monday night is expected to be in force in about two weeks, according to City Attorney Frederick Suber. Designed to plug the loopholes in an existing state statute, the new law specifies "what shall constitute unreasonable and unnecessary noise of motor vehicles." The ordinance prohibits operating any motor vehicle within the city "in such a manner, or with such equipment, as to make . . . any loud, unnecessary, excessive or unusual noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health peace and quiet of others." Adoption of the ordinance was recommended to the Council at its September 14 meeting by Tip ton Police Chief James Pratt. Current state laws do not specify what constitutes unnecessary noise, Pratt said and it is almost impossible to obtain a conviction under them. Kokomo and several other Indiana towns have used a similar ordinance with success. The Tipton version will be in effect after publication requirements have been met. Penalties for violation include a fine of one dollar to $500 and impoundment of up to one year. •In other action Monday, the Council agreed to lease from the (Continued from page 6) ^ Boy Genius, 10 Enters College EAST LANSING, Mich. (UPI) — Mike Grost, a 10-year-old scholar with an intelligence "too hieh to be measured meaningfully," was enrolled as a Michigan State University freshman today. When he starts classes Thursday he'll be the youngest full- time student ever to matriculate at'the school. But for Mike college will be no new experience. He has been attending classes at the university for more than a year and during that time has maintained an A-minus average while working his way through courses in natural science, the humanities, history and mathematics. At the same time he also was progressing in a regular fashion through the elementary grades at Cumberland Road, school. But that part of his education has now ended. About the only difficulty he has encountered with college work so far has been penmanship. To aid him he -now has an electric typewriter at home. He still prefers to print rather than to use cursive writing and although he is somewhat slow, he has been able to complete class papers and tests in the time allotted. Warren Report Draws tittle Reaction Here Indifference seems to be the general, reaction locally to the findings of the Warren Commission's study of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Of an even dozen persons questioned by the TRIBUNE today, only one said he' had read the report and admitted that- he had "only glanced at it.". Of the remaining 11, all said they had not read the report. One of these said he had neither read it nor watched or listened to television or radio broadcasts describing the report. One woman said she had listened to a part of one telecast. Those few who professed some knowledge of the findings appeared to be. misinformed. One believed the Commission had; found Oswald not guilty of the assassination. All, however, seemed to think the commission had made a thorough study and had drawn reasonable conclusions. ' One woman remarked that the investigation "was as good as they could do under the circumstances." A man said that he couldn't see "any other conclusions they could have come to." What is responsible for the seeming indifference to the report is not determined. A clue to the answer, however, may have been provided by a woman who said she could "hardly stand to watch" the telecasts reconstructing the assassination and outlying the report. She had tears in her eyes when she said that the program "nearly tore me up." It is possible that a citizenry shocked by the assassination of its president and by the brutal events following that act may not be ready to relive the tragic experience by reading a thorough report on it only a few months later. Barry Affacks Johnson As Security Foe ' By JOHN A. GOLDSMITH United Press International MARIETTA, Ohio (UPI) — Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater brought his whistle-stop campaign train into Ohio today and attacked President Johnson as "the. chief enemy of the Social Security system today." In tie first back - platform speech from his 17 - car campaign train, Goldwater also wrapped himself in the mantle of the late Robert A. Taft, former Ohio senator who was "Mr. Republican" for many in the GOP. Introduced by Robert Taft Jr., GOP candidate for the Senate, Goldwater described the former'senator as "one of my best friends," and said they worked closely together in the Senate. Goldwater spoke under sodden skies which opened into a gentle rain while he was speaking. A crowd estimated by police at 5,000 to 7,000 stood in the rain to listen. Goldwater complained that he has been unable to debate campaign issues with the President. He said Johnson leaves to dedicate a dame whenever he raises a campaign question. "If Khruschev ever called him on the hot line, all he'd get would be a beagle," Goldwater said. Cites Security Record Goldwater prefaced his comments on the Social Security system by saying that he wanted to combat what he called "the power to distort." He said hie has Voted for every proposal to improve the Social Security system ^ and against measures which would harm it. To say that lie is against Social - Security, Goldwater said, is one pf the bigger "political lies." In another facet of his remarks,.-Goldwater also criticized . president Johnson's response 'to the recent FBI reports on big city riots and . [-pledged that he would muster the full persuasive powers of the presidency' to combat that problem. Goldwater referred to an FBI report, compiled at John! son's order and made public ..last weekend, on riots in sey- ' eral cities, both North and j South. The FBI said it had found no common pattern or racial source for the disturbances. Speaking of Johnson's response, to the report, Goldwater said: "Simply suggesting that a ! conference of law enforcement officials be held at some future 'appropriate time' is not enough. Take Immediate Action "If Lyndon Johnson will not take adequate steps to bring the full persuasive powers of the presidency to bear upon this problem, I can pledge to you that, as president and vice president, Bill Miller and I would take immediate steps in (Continued on page 6) Former Jackson Central Principal Given Local Post Mississippi To Use Rewards To Curb Bombing By United Press International Rewards totaling $3,500 were offered today in an attempt to curb terrorist bombers in two areas, of Mississippi. A citizens group in McComb, Miss, put up $2,500 for information leading to the arrests of the persons responsible for recent racial bombings in southwest Mississippi. Jackson Mayor Allen Thompson, said $1,000 would be paid fqr information leading to the arrest of the nightriders who have struck at least twice in the capital city area. "We are no longer dealing with a question of segregation,' the McComb citizens group said. "We are faced with the definite possibility that the life of this community is it stake." Thompson made a similar plea. Within the past month, there have been at least 10 bombings in McComb, Miss., and two in Natchez, Miss., including the house of the mayor. The blasts largely involved Negro homes or churches. Aaron Henry, Mississippi president of the National Association for the advancement of Colored People (NAACP), wired President Johnson, Monday, asking for federal protection, for Negroes in Mississippi. Two grand juries held separate investigations in Mississippi Monday of the deaths of three civil rights workers. In Philadelphia, Miss., the Neshoba County grand jury heard testimony from four state troopers, while a federal grand jury at Biloxi heard from two prisoners who had shared jail cells with the workers. Elsewhere: Atlanta: Segregationist Lester Maddox pushed four Negroes away from his reopened restaurant Monday and he was ordered to appear in federal court Oct. 2 to show cause why he shouldn't be held in contempt. Washington: The Justice Department said in a brief filed with the Supreme Court Monday that interstate travel and commerce are restricted by hotel or restaurant discrimination. Milwaukee, Wis.: Three Negro leaders Monday criticized the FBI report on rioting in American cities for not emphasizing the social problems of Negroes. Four Fined For Intoxication IFour men were fined in Tipton City Court Monday afternoon on charges of public intoxication. Included in the group are Frank Conley, 58, of 127 Kentucky Avenue, Tipton; Edgar taley, of Toledo, Ohio; Charles Warrilow, 32, of Wilmington, Del.,-and Joseph Alton Kid well. Each was assessed $18 in costs and fine. taley, Kidwell and Warrilow had been arrested at the Nickel Plate road depot Saturday night. Conley was arrested early Sunday in thte, 600 block of Vine street. WEATHER ' - • i ... Partly cloudy and cool through Wednesday. Chance of a few shower* Wednesday. High today mid 60s. Low tonight mid 40s. High Wednesday upper Ms. . HIGH AND LOW NEW YORK (UPI)—The lowest temperature reported to the U.S. Weather Bureau today, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, was 25 at Greenville, Maine. The highest reported yesterday was 102 at Imperial, Calif. Vincent R. Guenther, well known in this area during his tenure a few years ago as supervising principal of the Jackson Township- Schools, Arcadia, has been named Superintendent of the Tipton-Cieero School system, by the school board. A graduate of Jeffersonville High School in 1931, he obtained his B. S. degree in Hanover College in 1556. After time out for four years of naval service during World War II, fro m which he retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Guenther secured his Master of Science degree from Indiana University in 1953, and since that time has been working on this doctorate degree in education at Ball State. Vincent R. Guenther He is currently serving a s Superintendent of the Bent on Community School Corporation. He started his educational career as a teacher and coach in Walton High School, Walton, Indiana; Eiwood High School, Elwood, Indiana; Silver Creek High School, Sellersburg, Indiana; Rushville High School, Rushville, Indiana and Winchester High School, Winchester, Indiana. (Continued on page 6) LIVING STAINED GLASS—A miracle of makeup transforms the Kentucky Mountain Players into a living stained glass window as they enact "The Book of Job" in London. Their performance u an annual event at theater in Plneville, Ky. Castro Admits Cuban Regime Deeply In Red MIAMI (UPI) — Cuban Premier Fidel Castro indicated Monday night that his government is in the red economically almost as much as it is politically, he blamed his plight on "deadbeat" tenants living in confiscated houses and apartments. Castro said the Cuban government, as landlord of the dwellings seized by the thousands from their rightful owners during the past four years, really should evict the delinquent tenants. "The revolution can never evict a family for not paying the rent," the premier said in a 2-hour speech broadcast by Radio Havana. He indicated, however, this generosity wasn't due entirely to sentiment. "Where would they go?" he asked. "A city the size of Havana would be needed to accommodate all the tenants who could be evicted for not paying their rent." Havana has a population of about one' million persons. Despite these "deadbeats," Castro said, he plans to end food rationing within one year. iFood rationing, along with restrictions on clothing and all consumer items, has been in effect on the Communist island since 1962. Castro did not spell out his plan but he said: "We must fix a limit, for the coming year, for the end of rationing books. We are going to. make a pledge right now to the Cuban people (to end rationing) without damaging other efforts in other aspects of the economy." The bearded premier "suggested," however, that Cubans be prepared to forgo their traditional Christmas, feast of roast pork this year and probably next "to conserve the pig supply."

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