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ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTON. INDIANA VOLUME 69, NUMBER 33 TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1964 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK iBy EUGENE J. CADOU * United Press- International INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) —Will Robert E. Gates attempt to follow the political trail blazed by his father, former Gov. Ralph F. Gates, a quarter of a century ago? Indiana Republican leaders are pondering that possibility in the aftermath of the party's disastrous defeat at the polls last week. Papa Gates, a 4th District chairman, got himself elected state chairman and built him- eelf a smooth-working organiza MERCY SHIP Labor Strikes Causing Wide Unemployment By DONALD ZOCHERT United Press International Members of a striking craft union vote today on a new contract offer that could speed settlement in the marathon Detroit newspaper strike. But no agreement was in sight in other major labor disputes across the nation. Disgruntled school teachers at Louisville, Ky., were expected to boycott classes again today. Negotiations continued in United Auto Workers (UAW) union walkouts that tied up production in auto, truck and heavy equipment factories in several states. In Detroit , the bargaining committee of Paper and Plate tion that won the governor's jHandlers Union Local 10 urged chair for him a few years later. j tf, e membership to ratify a ten- Son Gates no\v is 4th District, 1 a * i v e contract agreement .oirmsn .inrl has ialled foleached Tuesday with the chairman and has -called ouster of Robert N. Stewart as state chairman, indicating that he would not be too reluctant to take the job.' If Robert Gates should become chairman, he, like his father in days of yore, would be able to take giant steps toward the governor's mansion.- Ran for Governor Robert Gates, a former Indi : ana commander of the American Legion as is his famous father, was a candidate for the GOP gubernatorial nomination at the state convention last June where he lost to Lt. Gov. Rich- .ard 0. Ristine. Possibly looking to the future, Gates threw his votes to the winner after realising that; the •battle was lost. That won't hurt him. His campaigning and the accompanying publicity effort were regarded by experts as Well done.. For a time it was believed that Ralph Gates was pushing his son into politics, but the former governor told the writer that he discouraged Bob Gates' gubernatorial bid because he. had not built up an organization. Ristine had done so during his four years as lieutenant governor. If young Gates or one of his •political pals should become state chairman, that lack of organization, looking toward the 1968 gubernatorial nomination, would be corrected. 0 Other Possibilities Other possibilities for state chairman are H. Dale Brown, Marion County chairman, a former state chairman who re- sighed because he was opposed I to Ristine's sales tax stand, and ; Secretary of. State Charles 0. Hendricks, who also withdrew from the governor fracas in favor of Ristine. Ralph Gates and Brown were political playmates, during the Gates gubernatorial regime and afterward? However, Stewart has shown signs that he will not' step out voluntarily. He contends that during his .tenure the party's * $300,000 deficit has been wiped out and that he was not personally responsible for the GOP election debacle. There are no signs that State Treasurer Robert Hughes, runner-up to Ristine in the convention, or Ristine himself will try again for Statehouse boss. It's earlier than you think for Bob Gates. He will be only 47 . years old when the 1968 convention rolls around. strike-bound Detroit News and Detroit Free Press. Idle Since July 13 The Motor City's two daily newspapers have not published since July 13, when the Plate Handlers and Printing Pressmen's Union Local 13 walked off the job. Negotiations between the publishers and the pressmen's union were scheduled to resume Thursday, -with the key stumbling block centering on whether 16 or 15 men will man eight- unit presses. About 150 - of the 1,892 teachers in Louisville's public school system were expected to stay away from classes today to protest failure of. two school tax measures to win approval in last week's elections. " The American Federation of Teachers bowed to -a court order Tuesday and removed teachers from picket lines in front of-some schools. But 150 or more teachers boycotted classes, forcing hundreds of students to spend the day in study halls or auditoriums. The teachers are seeking a number of improvements in their contracts, including $1,500 annual salary increases. Ford Hampered Ford Motor Co. car and truck production continued to be hampered by a strike of 26,000 UAW members at" nine plants around lthe country. UAW and Ford negotiators planned to meet in Dearborn, Mich., in an effort to settle local grievances. Contract talks between the Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co. and the UAW showed little sign of ending the union's strike against plants .in four states. About 10,700 UAW workers stayed off the job. Negotiations resumed Tuesday at the Springfield, 111., plant when striking union mem- (Continued on Page 6) 34 Children Injured By Hand Grenade HANAU, J Germany (UPI) — A hand grenade found by an 11- year-old boy and brought into a school yard exploded today in i'the midst of a crowd of curious Helicopter Flying Refugees From Wide Storm Area JEFFERSON SCHOOL Cafeteria decorated in an aura of Fall surroundings, served as a hospitality room for visitors to that school last night during Open House, as parents and State Employment Figures Dropped During October Indiana's ' nonfarm employment total for October fell back somewhat from the September high, according to figures released by Lewis F. Nicolinj, director of the Indiana Employment Security Division. Nicolini said that preliminary estimates indicate that about 1,554,500 persons wf-re employed in nonagricultural jobs at mid-October about 17,500 fewer, than were working in September. However, this figure is'Jnearly 29,800 more than that for the same period last year. He added -that manufacturing employment was lower last month because of seasonal cutbacks in canning activity and temporary reductions caused by labor disputes. More people were employed in manufacturing in October than were in September. Increases in school employment offset seasonal decrease's in mining, construction, transportation, communications and utilities. Unemployment for the month was estimated at 58,000, nearly 6,000 above the September figure. Nicolini said that seasonal influences were responsible for some of the increase, but that more was due to the secondary effect of labor disputes. DIES OF BURNS PORTLAND, Ind. (UPI)— Mrs. Margaret Bowersox, 82, died in Jay County Hospital this morning from burns suffered Tuesday when a small kerosene heating stove exploded in her second-story downtown • apartment. - WANTS RECOUNT LA GRANGE, Ind. (UPI)— Philip A. Bir, Laftrange, who lost to Sen. Willis K.Batchelet, R-Fremont, by 40 votes in a state Senate contest, said today he will ask for a recount.- Bir, the Democratic candidate for the district composed of DeKalb, LaGrange and Steuben Counties, said he will file a petition for a recount with the clerks in all three counties before the Nov. 18 deadline for such petitions. •He said that approximately 28,000 paper ballots were cast in the Tuesday voting-for the seat. . . -FIRE RUN The Sharpsville (Fire Depart ment was called'at 10:40.a.m. today, to pmVout a. grass fire on the Earl' Foster* Farm, one-half mile west of Baker's Corner. WORLD'S FIRST LIVER GRAFT—Nurse Sharon Rohr cuddles lS- month-old Todd Klemz In University of Minnesota Hospital as, Dr. Karel B. Absolon, who headed a team of surgeons that-grafted a.new liver from a dead child Into his body, looks on. It Is the world's first liver graft The baby is V from 3t Cloud, M.'an. Open House Well Attended Open House, marking local observance of National Education Week was held at both Tipton High School and at Jefferson School last evening. At the High School visitors were taken first to the cafeteria where they were seated and welcomed by Principal Charles Edwards and members of the faculty and a preview of their reception in all clasrooms was given them. Following that formal session the parents and patrons visited teachers in the individual classrooms, examining educational facilities and equipment available to the students and discussing where desirable, problems of their respective children and methods by which they could help at home. A social hour was observed. Many fans of the Blue Devils used the opportunity to take upstairs balcony seats to watch this year's basketball teams hold a lengthy practice on the floor of the gym. At Jefferson school the paints and visitors informally visited fhe classrooms and joined in social gatherings in the school cafeteria in a program chairmaned by Crystal Stewart, assisted by Mrs. Paul Jones and Mrs. John Leininger. At the cafeteria serving table welcoming the visitors were Mesdames Alan Durham, Betty Camren, Randolph Thatcher and Miss Frieda O'Banion. Table decorations were made of Indian corn, gourds, antique hurricane lamps and large copper coffee urns from which coffee was served to accompany' cookies and sandwiches prepared by Mrs. Robert Roudebush,, Mrs. Carlos Bockover and Mrs. Walter Schulenburg. Twenty-eight mothers, two to a classroom, assisted in the' serving. I children. At least 34 of the pu : pils were injured. Eight were hurt seriously. The blast tore the arm off an 8-year-old boy. It also ripped away the] hand of a girl, mangled the leg of another, and damaged the eyes of a third. The boy found the grenade on his way to!class and took it into the yard of the Tue'mpelgar- tern 'Elementary School where 450 children were playing. The school is I near U. S. Army camps. j German and U. S. military police who questioned uninjured children said they told of the 11- year-old proudly displaying the grenade in j morning classes and the yard p|ay recess. "He was| showing off with it all morning," one girl said. "He said he found it on the way to school." . . • - , j - , j • Another child said the boy, A_ stolen ._payloader wrecked j whose name WM withhcld told patrons inspected educational facilities and spoke with the classroom teachers in an observance of National Education Week. (TRIBUNE Photo-Engraving) $1,200 Damage From Thieves On Pqyloader Nation Pays Tribute To All Defenders Fines Meted In J-P Court For Speeding Fines totalling $160.25 were meted out '"in Justice of the Peace court,!.Saturday. Receiving $22.75 fines' for -speeding were George?; E. Griese," 43, Evansville; Richard R. Severson, 29, Indianapolis; Lewis S. Hershberger, 61, Mentone 1 ; and Larry N. Higgins, 19, Anderson. Also receiving fines for speeding were Thomas H. Simon, Jr.„ 17, Terre Haute, $27.75, and Billy J. Hatfield, 25, 432 Kentucky Ave., $18.75. Eldon K. Wittkamper, 20, of Elwood, received a $22.75 penalty for failure to heed a stop sign and Leon R. Tragesser, 27, R.R. 5, Tipton, gave a $25 bond for appearance in court November 16, on charges of speeding. COINS STOLEN GREENWOOD, Ind. (UPI)— Officials of the Union Bank & Trust' Co. today placed the value of coins stolen from teller's cages in a burglary of its Smith Valley branch west of here at $8M| havoc near New Lancaster early this morning, bowling over several hundred yards of fence- rows along County Line and Cooper Canning Factory Roads. 'According to witnesses' reports, the vehicle was taken 4rom a pipeline construction project at State Roads 13 and 37 about 4:30 a.m. At 4:50 a.m. another witness reported.seeing two men about 25 to 30' years old driving the machine south bin County Line Road near the Cooper Canning • Factory. A blue and white 1957 Pontiac Bonneville was seen following the vehicle. Twenty-fivs minutes liter it was seen at the factory property where it knocked down 180-rods of : fencing. Traveling west on the factory road, the path of destruction enc>ilfed fences on the Paul Crull, Bill Swift, George Meyer- ly and Ray Leisure farms. The fencing then became so badly entangled in- the axles of the vehicle that it was abandoned one-half mile east of Curtisville Road. Damage to the Crull fences was estimated at $700 while damage to Swift's, Mey- erly's and Leisure's property was estimated at $500. No estimate was given for the factory fencing- The brake linings of the pay- loader, which belongs to the Paul W. Meyers Pipeline Construction Co., were torn, but no damage- estimates were given. WEATHER Partly cloudy,, windy and mild tonight. Thursday increasing cloudiness, windy and warm with showers and thundershowers affecting the entire state in the afternoon ^ cr evening. High today in the 70s. Low tonight 55 to 60. High Thursday in the 70s. By CHARLES W. CRDDRY United Press International ARLINGTON, Va. (UPI)— America honored today the 31 million military veterans, living and -dead, who have waged its j wars and protected its peace. ! As personal representative of President Johnson, who w a s at his ranch in Texas, "Veterans Administrator John S. Gleason Jr. placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in solemn ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery. At 11 a.m. EST a minute of silence was observed in memory of the armistice that ended World War I on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. 46 years ago. Similar Veterans Day observances were held in the 50 states and at 23 overseas cemeteries where 140,000 U.S. soldiers and the names of another 90,000 missing in action arc cnscribetl. Preserve Freedom • "Through their courage, dedication and sacrifice we have , preserved our freedom and de. S. military and German .fended our heritage," Defense explosives iexperts were sum-[Secretary Robert S. McNamara of finding the grenade in a German housing construction area near the school which is located near the U. S. Army's Huiter, Francois, and Hessen-Homburg camps. ; • "God forbid it is one of ours," Col. C. M. Hurtt, executive officer of the; U. S. Army's .Hanau post U. said.i moned to examine 40 to 50 steel splinters police collected in the yard afterj the injured children were rushed to hospitals in American I and German ambulances. Police reporting to the Hanau; lord mayor said they thought the grenade was German and may have; been of World War said in a tribute to veterans. "They deserve the gratitude of all Americans." He called on the millions now serving actively in the national defense "to renew their own determination to preserve the blessings for which our veterans fought." ' In a program at the memori II origin.'.Perhaps it was turn- ab- amphitheater at Arlington ed up by earth-moving machines after the presidential wreath on the construction site," a was laid at the Tomb of the police official said. VOTING TOTALS INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)—Indiana ranked fifth among the 50 states and the Disrict of Columbia in percentage of residents j of voting age who actually cast ballots in the Nov. 3 election. Unknowns of the world wars and Korea, Gleason expressed Johnson's "devout hope" that Americans would work for a nation "completely commited to ja world at peace." They must I build the "strength to assure , that this commitment is trans- Hated from desire to deed." Did Not Know A year ago at the traditional Veterans Day ceremonies in the A UPI study indicated that 73.3 per cent of an estimated j nation's most hallowed ceme- 2,826,000 persons of voting age j tery, President John F. Kenin Indiana cast ballots for either' ne jy placed a presidential President Johnson or Sen. j wre ath at the tomb — "little Barry Goldwater in the presidential race. The national average was 60.6 per cent, and only Utah with 77 r>er cent.. ; Minnesota with 76.3 Idaho with 75.3 and West Virginia with 74.5 were higher in percentage than Indiana. Neighboring states' percentages were Illinois 72.9, Kentucky knowing," Gleason said, "that he himself in exactly two weeks would, like them, rest forever here. "The unknown soldiers and John F. Kennedy together gave all that man can give so that you and I and our children would inherit a free land. The unknown soldiers and By ROBERT C. MILLER United Press International DA XANG, South Viet Nam. (UPI) — Communist guerrillas put bullet holes through two American mercy helicopters today and fired on dozens of others as U.S. pilots risked their lives to relieve one million victims of the worst storm rli*ns- ter in South Viet Nam's history. The two Marine Corps helicopters from this base got home with loads of Vietnamese refugees despite the bullets. which failed to down their aircraft. Farther south, the commander of a U.S. Army aviation battalion said."we are being shot at more than 50 per cent of the time by the V.C.( Viet Cong)." An estimated 1.200 persons were reported drowned in only two of this country's northern provinces. Estimates of homeless in only four provinces ranged from 850.000 to 1,200,000. Communications Cut There were no reports at all from some provinces, whero radio, road, railway, air, river and sea communications were all put out of commission. '.Air Force weather men in' Saigon, meanwhile, warned that several more days of wind and rain was predictable along the 200-mile stretch of storm - ravaged coast. 'The-Marines here airlifted 800 refugees to safety in the past 48 hours, despite the gauntlet of Communist gunfire. The commander of the U. S. Army's 52nd Aviation Battalion, farther south, radioed his superiors that the situation was so desperate that only the sick and wounded were being evacuated by air. American military reports to the capital city said 1,100 persons had drowned in two districts of Quang Tin Province alone. Another 120 died in Quang Nam Province. Million Homeless The senior American aid official in the region. Louis Wah- rumund. of Fredericksburg. Tex. told UPI here that 750,000 'to one million were homeless in the three provinces. He said 80 per cent of all property. had been destroyed. Spokesman in Saigon said coastal districts in the three provinces were 85 to 90 per cent under water. Farther south, aid officials estimated that 100,000 to 200,000 persons were hornless in Binh Dinh Province, which also .was 80 per cent under water in some of its districts. . They said 40 inches of rain had fallen in the province in the first 10 days of November. A static-plagued American report from Binh Dinh said "it is still raining and relief is not in sight." 152.6, Michigan 68.8 and Ohio John Fitzgerald Kennedy to- 66.5. . | (Continued on Page 6) ENGULFED IN MUDSLIDE—Rescuers search through wrecked nome of William Millery ; 49,' frank Sinatra's pianist, after It was I engulfed up to four feet deep Ui amudslide in Bur,- > bank, Calif. 'Miller's-wife Almee. 47. (disappeared. His daughter Meredith. 17. escaped.- Millet was Injured trying to help Ms Wife escape. "It was like a flash flood," said Miss • Miller.' "The mud Just came down the canyon and tilled one side ot the house. We shut that off, but then it started breaking the house up." FEARS FOR LIFE SOUTH BEND, Ind. (UP!)— James R. Lynn. 23, South Bend, today began a term_ in the Indiana Reformatory, fearful he would be slain by fellow inmates. Despite his plea (hat he would be killed at the institution, Lynn was sentenced Tuesday to 1-10 years on a charge of carrying a pistol at the scene of a fatal fight. He was on probation on a burglary charge when he was arrested outside a South Bend restaurant Oct. 10 following a brawl in which a man was killed and two others were wounded. "The fellows involved in this have friends there," Lynn told Judge F. Kenneth Dempsey in _.. Joseph County Superior Court. "I'm afraid if I go down there, I'm not going to make it." Dempsey said that because Lynn was under 30 and it was his first prison term, he had no choice but to send him to the reformatory. "You should have thought about this before," Dempsey said. "You were on probation when this happened."

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