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EAROLD J. BURTON kKCdViZS ASSISTAH, INDIANA STATE LI INDIANAPOLIS, IN2 B 'jriTOS ipt&n tibmi \ S ^luME^jNJdlMBER 311 ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTON, INDIANA TIPTON (IND.) DAILY TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30, 1964 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK Hoosier Candidates Today By United Press International Ratine: In office this morn- ins, taping television program this afternoon, at Shelbyville tonight. Branigin: Peru today, North Vernon tonight. Bontrager: New Albany area today, on Louisville television -program tonight. Hartke: Terre Haute today, Vincennes tonight. HURRICANE HEADS FOR GULF By United Press International State Sen. D. Russell Bontrager today criticized Sen. Vance Hartke for using his Washington office staff at taxpayers' expense to help in his Indiana campaign for reelection. '"Senator Hartke's key personnel from his Washington office now are in Indiana, and have been for several weeks, working for the senator's reelection while still on the federal payroll," Bontrager said in a news conference at New Albany. "Why should the taxpayers pick up part of the tab for the senator's campaign? If he needs his staff to assist in Indiana, then they should be removed from the federal payroll," Bontrager said. He said he understands Hartke plans to bring nearly h ; j entire staff "of 30 persons, which is one of the largest staffs for any senator" to Indiana for the final weeks of the campaign. Bontrager campaigned in the New Albany area" today and planned a television appearance at Louisville tonight in his campaign to unseat Hartke. Hartke was at Terre Haute today and will be at Vincennes tonight. Roger Branigin, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, was in Peru today and at North Vernon tonight, and Lt. Gov. Richard Ristine, his Republican opnonent, is at' Shelbyville tonight. The Hoosier GOP candidates sandwiched their appearances in between visits Tuesday by Pennsylvania Gov. William G. Scranton at Evansville and Terre Haute and Oregon Gov. Mark Hatfield at Fort Wayne, and Sen. Barry Goldwater's whistle-stop train tour of the state Thursday. Hartke said in Terre Haute appearances today that "we are a nation at peace and we are prosperous, but to stop here, or worse, turn back the clock, would be to court disaster." Branigin said at a Peru luncheon today that the state "must explore ways to provide equitable relief" from high properly taxes. He suggested a "homestead exemption" instead of a mortgage exemption. "Our mortgage exemption law penalizes a person for. getting out of debt," Branigin said. It places a restrictive and unfair burden on the retired and the aged." At Hoagland Tuesday night, Branigin chided Ristine for '{still endorsing Goldwater" after all that he said has been written "by the responsible press .. . about the dangers confronting us in this election." "They are together in soul and spirit," Branigin said. "When he embraces Goldwater, he has to take him as he is, irresponsibility and all." At Marion Tuesday night, Ristine charged that the administration of Governor Welsh has "a sorry record" in buying land for highway right-of-way. "The reports of , the State Highway Commission show that Land-buying activities reached their peak during the last Republican administration" and declined since, Ristine said. "This decline could slow or halt the building of highways needed so badly." Hartke told a rally at Greensburg Tuesday night that unemployment in Indiana "is less than half what it was six years ago." He said "we have more jobs today than we have ever had," and predicted that voters "will not abandon"" the "responsible, prudent, forward- looking team in government" for "individuals of questionable (Continued en page *) VENEZUELA QUINTS A YEAR OLD—"They are like little bulls." said Efren Prieto, father of the world's only all-male quintuplets, when this photo was made in Maracaibo, Venezuela, at their first birthday party. The tots are (top) Mario and Fernnndj. orH (lower) Robinson. Otto and Juan Jose. Copyright. 19C4, The Curtis Hiblishing Company.) WIDOW BEREFT INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)-J3ur- glars stole $7,000 worth of jewelry from a home in a fashionable subdivision and more than S8C0 in cash from the home of a widow on the eve of her husband's funeral. Mrs. James L. Rose, 58, reported a $3.0CO strand of'pearls, a $2,000 sapphire bracelet, a $500 diamond solitaira mounting and a $1,500 sapphire and diamond ring missing from a safe that had been forced open in a bedroom of her home in Golden Hill on the city's north side. Mrs. Edward I. Miller was at a funeral home accepting the sympathy of friends in the death of her husband last Saturday when burglars entered her home and took $789 from a dresser drawer, $50 from a money clip and 18 silver dollars. BOY KILLED EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (UPI)— Eleven-year-old Jose Lozana was ' injured fatally Tuesday night when a Pennsylvania Railroad train hit him as he walked on the tracks. Engineer Elmer Bandt, Fort Wayne, said he sounded his horn repeatedly when he saw the boy but the lad seemed to take no notice. He died in Gary Methodist Hospital about three hours after the accident. WEATHER Mostly sunny and pleasant today and Thursday. Fair and cool tonight. High today low 70s. Low tonight mid 40s. High Thursday mid 70s. Pressure On Congress For Adjournment WASHINGTON (UPI)—Pressures mounted on congressional leaders today to dump President Johnson's $ billion Appalachia bill and shoot for adjournment of Congress by the end of the week. However, fresh maneuvering in behalf of another beleaguered Johnson proposal — tax- paid health care for the aged— further complicated the adjournment drive. House members were grumbling openly at having been called back from campaigning for what originally was billed by leaders as a series of fast votes that could lead to final adjournment on Saturday. Instead they found votes delayed and a test tentatively set for next week on the Senate- approved Appalachia bill to provide for public works and other job-building outlays in depressed mountain areas of 11 eastern states: The President's health care plan had been all but officially scuttled by House-Senate conferees considering a House- passed Social Security increase to which the Senate added hospital and nursing home care. But Senate backers of health care late Tuesday came up with a whole package of alternative compromise plans which they proposed to offer either in (Continued on Page 6) Red China On Verge of Atom Bombing Test By STEWART HENSLEY United Press International' WASHINGTON (UPI) —President Johnson and his top advisers believe that Red China is on the verge of setting off a primitive atomic bomb, possibly within the next few days. •' Some U. S. officials believe Peking's initial nuclear test may be timed to add a. massive propaganda and political ! boost to the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Communist takeover in China, which begins Thursday. They said intelligence reports in recent days disclosed that the Chinese. Reds apparently had reached "a point where they could explode a primitive device at any time. Secretary of State Dean Rusk said Tuesday "such an explo; sion might occur in the near future." Official sources said they expected that the first Chinese test blast, whether it occurs within a few days or a few months, would be about the size of the original U. S. experimental A-bomb blast at Alamogordo, N. M., in 1945. That was in the 20-kiloton range — roughly the equivalent of 20,000 tons of TNT. Still Far Behind Rusk said that setting off an initial test explosion would still leave Red China a long way to go before it had a sufficient stockpile of nuclear weapons and a modern delivery system. Other officials estimated that when the Chinese explode their first nuclear device, it will use up virtually all the fissionable material they have been able to produce. Nevertheless, Rusk said the United States has "fully anticipated the possibility" of Peking's entry into the nuclear weapons field and has "taken it into full account in determining our military posture and our own nuclear weapons program." Officials said Rusk issued his statement and other U. S. authorities provided supplementary information simply to keep the American public abreast of what had been learned in this matter. There was speculation, however, in political and diplomatic quarters that the statement might have been motivated by one or both of two other considerations: Ease Announcement —The administration's desire to take some of the edge off of any announcement Peking might make. —To forestall any charges by GOP presidential nominee Barry M. Goldwater or other opposition politicians, if the Chinese- actually explode a nuclear device, that the U. S. government was caught napping. and was not fully aware of the peril. | While discounting Red China as a major nuclear threat in the foreseeable future, officials acknowledged that explosion of even one primitive device would spark grave anxiety among (Continued on page 6) NEWEST EAGLE SCOUTS are Ted Davis, left, and Jeff Zaloudek, as they are shown here following a Court, of Honor last week at the West Street Christian Church. (TRIBUNE Photo-Engraving) Two Added To Eagle Scouts; Badges Granted Two Eagle Scouts, Ted Davis and Jeff Zaloudek. have been installed by Troop 594 in a Court of Honor at the West Street Christian Church. Many other honors were distributed to members of the troop by Max Illges, during the candlelight ceremony. . Tencfcrfoct badges wept $x> P<7nald McCullough and : Tom iS!j/der;i Second CliSfis b&dges were awarded to David Reasner and Dennis Montgomery. Zaloudek also received badges for Public Health. World 'Brother- h o o d, Wildlife Management; Brad 'Hampton recciived Star Rank and badges for Citizenship in the Home, Cooking, Camping, First Aid, Swimming and Life Saving. Swimming, life saving and merit badges went to Dennis Owens and Steve Zell; John Vandeven.ter received badges for life saving, dog care, personal finances, cooking and ci- tpar.sl \i in the home, while Larry Illges his mile - swim badge. STREET COMMISSIONER John Plake surveys a stretch of oiled surface yet to be paved with black-topping at noon Tuesday, as the entire area behind the city offices, police station and Tribune were surfaced. Into a neat parking lot. The work was completed Tuesday af­ ternoon.and in service this morning. (TRIBUNE Photo-Engraving) Mrs. Burkhardt Stricken Tuesday Mrs. Maude Burkhardt, 82, Cicero succumbed Tuesday afternoon in Riverview Hospital where she had been a patient for five days following a fall at her home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. iFriday from the Cicero Chris- i|ian Church with Rev. Lynn Heironymus officiating and burial will be in Cicero Cemetery. Uriends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Cusick and Wenger Funeral Home in Cicero or for one hour prior to services at the church. •Mrs.. Burkhardt was born Sept. 7 ; 1882 in White River Twp., daughter of George and Margaret Abigain (Sherman) Roudebush. 'She was married Nov. 28. 1908 to Chris Henry Burkhardt, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Omer H. •Burkhardt of Cicero route 1; a daughter, "Mrs. R. Burdette (Margaret) Burk of Long Beach, California, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. U.S. To Test Fastest Plane EDWARDS AFB, Calif. (UPI) —The A-ll, the world's fastest and highest - flying military fighter plane, will be unveiled today in two low altitude demonstration flights. Also known as the YF12A, the triple-sonic plane is the advanced experimental jet that President Johnson said far outclasses all other aircraft. TJie A-ll can streak 2,000 miles an hour—three ..times the speed of sound—and fiy higher than 70,000 feet (about 13 miles). The public debut of the super- secret plane was not scheduled to include any world's record attempts. The low altitude flights were programmed to permit newsmen—all of whom must be U.S. citizens—to see the aircraft's maneuvering capabilities. Packing Winds of 80 M.P.H. Hilda Threatens South Settlement of Strike Unlikely Fhis Week DETRJSIT (UPI) — The United Auto Workers union and General Motors Corp. met today in an Ztiort to end a six- day strikjpby more than a qua ^ajis ^nillion workers. neither UAW President P. Reuther nor Gil ent Louis G. Seaton offered any hope the strike would be settled this week. Seaton Tuesday told reporters he planned to negotiate, through the week and Reuther said to effect a settlement this week "things would have to move faster" than they have been. The UAW called the strike at 89 of GM's 130 plants Friday when the two parties failed to agree on about six key non- economic issues. About 260,000 of the automaker's nearly 350,000 workers left the job. Both sides have spent most of their bargaining sessions trying to speed up local level agreements. Seaton and Reuther agreed settlements will have to be reached at "the vast majority" of GM's 130 local bargaining units before the national contract can be put together. Only a handful had settled — ! none of them key locals. NEW ORLEANS (UPI) — Tropical storm Hilda became a hurricane today, packing winds up to 80 miles per hour near the center. At 10 a.m. CST (12 noon EDT), Hilda was centered about 450 miles south of Biloxi, Miss., moving west northwestward about 10 m.p.h. A hurricane watch was advised for the entire Louisiana coast eastward to Mobile, Ala. The hurricane was expected to continue to more of a northwestward course about li; m.p.h. and gradually turn to a more, northerly course. The New Orleans Weather Bureau said it would "slowly increase in size and intensitv likely reaching hurricane force." It appeared to be headr. 1 generally on a line toward Ne Orleans, but weathermen sai:' they expected it -to veer o 1 .: more toward the east later t=»- day. The weather bureau warn:.; small craft from the mouth i the Mississippi to the Flori.:> Keys to take refuge in per:, [and urged caution for shippir.-^ in the path of th6 storm. Winds at the storm center increased 10 miles an hour, fro:;i 55 m.p.h. to 65 m.p.h., betwe.n midnight and 4 a.m. CST. FACES TRAFFIC CHARGE Hn-old L. South. 44, of Plymouth, was arrested by State Police Saturday night on U.S. 31, about five miles north of S. R. 28, and charged with driving 95 m.p.h. in a 65 m.p.h. zone. He is slated to appear in Tipton City Court Friday. High School Slates Adult Evening {lasses Adult evening classes will start at Tipton High School during the week of October 12, according to Charles -Edwards, principal. Courses in business education, industrial arts, foreign languages and home economics will be offered. Persons interested in the classes should contact the high school to suggest specific courses, Edwards said. Any course will be offered if an instructor ,can be obtained and if a minimum of 12 persons enroll for the class. HIGH AND LOW NEW YORK (UPI)—The lowest temperature reported this morning to. the U. S. Weather Bureau, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, was 25 at Houghton, Mich. The highest reported Tuesday was 101 at Blythe, Calif. BUILDING WRECKED FORT WAYNE. Ind. (UPI*— An explosion wrecked a two- story brick building at the Joslyn Stainless Steel Co. plant here Tuesday night. Assistant Fire Chief Ed Loraine said an accumulation of gas was responsible. He said when firemen arrived they found gas seeping from beneath the structure. Loraine said a leak is believed to have developed along a new gas line being installed in the building. The east and west walls of the building were shattered and offices located in the structure were damaged badly. Several small fires broke out after the blast but firemen extinguished them quickly and they caused little additional damage. Although the explosion virtually knocked out all telephone service in the plant, company officials said the explosion would not interfere with production. Work was scheduled to continue today on regular shifts. New Attendant Officer Named Mrs. M; B. Gossard. of 2n North Conde, has been nam.:d attendance officer for the Tipton Community Schcol Corporation. The appointment was announced today by Charles Edwards, acting superintendent for the district. Mrs. Gossard will serve as attendance officer for the en-ire school system. Edwards said. A registered nurse. Mrs. Gossard worked in the public health field in Georgia. Edwards sai.-l | her experience will be "a real our attendance pro- j asset to 1 gram." Mrs. Gossard's office will be located at Tipton High School. STOCK SPLIT PLAN ; " FORT WAYNE, Ind. (UPI)— j Shareholder approval is sought at a Nov. 30 meeting on a proposal by directors of Falstaff Brewing Corp. here for a 2-for 1 split of common stock and a new annual dividend rate of SI.52 compared with the present rate of $1.40. Governmental Favoritism Made Estes A Millionaire By STEVEN GERSTEL United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI) — Two Republican senators charged today that the Agriculture Department showered Billie Sol Estes with favoritism that helped him build a fraudulent farm empire. . Sens. Karl E. Mundt, R-S.D,, and Carl' T. Curtis, R-Neb., said Estes, once regarded as a Texas financial wizard, schemed to manipulate cotton acreage allotments as part of a master farm plan. They called it "fradulent from the start." The Republican 'senators charged that the Agriculture Department "in many instances. . .was actually a companion to this fraud through the actions, or failure to act, of its officials in high offices." The Mundt - Curtis charges were attached to a Senate investigating committee report on' a study of how Estes was able to amass a fortune through farm manipulations. The report was filed with the Senate today. i Conclusions Are Mild The report was signed by all the members including the Republicans. It was mild in its conclusions. It made no mention of - political favoritism, found no one guilty of fraud, and did not recommend disciplinary action against anyone. Estes secured the cotton allotments from displaced farmers in Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma and Texas in 1960-61. . The farmers agreed to purchase land from Estes in Reeves and Pecos .counties, Tex. They would then transfer their pooled allotments to this land-and lease the land back to Estes for a period of three years. The committee said neither Estes nor the farmers really; considered the land sales to be ' bonafide transactions. Chairman John L. McClellan, D - Ark., of the investigating group also filed separate views. He said: "The timidity, vaccilation and indecision, and the neglect or unwillingness on the part of high officials in the (agriculture)'department to. act appear to be the principal cause for the unfavorable conditions that developed and .the inefficient administration that brought on this investigation." ' He added that the system and procedures followed were "in many respects, faulty, inefficient, and ineffective. Followed Old Procedures "It should be noted however that the prevailing system had I been established and the procedures followed during previous administrations and over a period of many years." The full committee repo-t while mild, did say there w?? a la^k of inter-departmenta! communications, and it said although the bulk of department personnel were dedicated and able, the investigation found "evidence of disinterest an.c! stagnation" among some. Whatever political ammunition GOP presidential candidate Barry M. Goldwater planned lo derive from the report will have to come from the Curtii- Mundt document. Even this failed to specifically indict any administration figure. The closest Curtis and Mundt came to this was when they said: ". . . The obvious influence of Mr. Estes was a definite factor in the favoritism that was bestowed upon him by the USDA' in these actions, and omissions to act. "The highest official knowledgeable in Estes' transactions, and either making or acquiescing in the major decisions affecting Estes, including Estes* retention on the national advisory committee on cotton, was Undersecretary Charles S.' Murphy." .

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