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r.-.p.oLD J. BURTOM " ASSISTANT INDIANA STAT3.LIBRARY • I :i D I A:; APOLIS, i.a D i A;-J A. ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTON, INDIANA VOLUME 49, NUMBER 36 TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1964 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK 10NW1DE RAIL STRIKE THREATEN Operation Quiets Tm the Greatest'; Fight Postponed By JACK CUDDY UPI Sports Writer BOSTON (UPI)—Heavyweight champion Cassius Clay was recovering satisfactorily today from a "Friday-the-13th" hernia operation in the Boston City Hospital and Monday's' $5-million return title fight with Sonny Liston was knocked out indefinitely. The 22-year-old champion's surprise hour-long operation late Friday night will keep him in the hospital for a week, in convalescence for about a month, and out of the ring for nearly three months. Chief Surgeon William McDermott. said. . Accordingly, chairman Herman Greenberg ofthe Massachusetts Boxing Commission estimated that Boston's second world heavyweight championship match cannot be rescheduled • until March or-April. ,v > "But it. definitely will be held in Boston," Greenberg emphasized, /"because all parties concerned are under contract to hold the fight in this city." Routine Check Ordered Meanwhile Gov. Endicott Peabody and State Public' Safety Commissioner Robert W . McDonald ordered the state police to take a- routine investigation of conditions surrounding Clay's illness, and postponeent. Cassius, who was pronounced in perfect condition by Dr. Nathan Shapiro of the boxing comission on Monday and appeared at his "peak" in Thursday's final sparring workout, was stricken in: his 1 hotel at 630 p.m. Friday;after a steak dinner that mad&.-'him nauseus. He was taken in a police wagon to the hospital where he signed in as "Muhamad Ali," his Black Muslim name. The surgery was perfored by Drs. McDerott, George Starkey and Thomas O'Brien of a surgical tea headquartered at Harvard University. They said the operation was a "complete success." i Could Become Serious McDermott said the abdominal weakness, a swelling about the size of a lemon that occurred in the lower right bowel wall—like a blown out weak spot on an automobile tire — _ refused to recede and threat- 'ened to become a strangulated hernia instead of an incarcerated or common hernia. McDermott said the condition that led to the hernia had been present since Cassius' birth but had caused no real illness until Friday night. Clay's pain apparently will he of much shorter duration than that suffered by promoters of Compromoters Sam Silveran and Intercontinental Promotions Inc., who were staging the "live" fight at Boston Garden expected to" lose about $50,000. because of the postponement. But the really big losers would be Sportsvision, Inc., who might drop' between $150,000 and $250, 000, according to President Fred Brooks. Celtics Drop 2nd In Row; Still 3'A Ahead By United Press International The Boston Celtics are in a slump—they've lost two straight games. The Celts, who dropped their first of the season to Philadelphia Thursday night, took another one on the chin Friday night, 114-112, at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers and all of a sudden the Boston contingent doesn't seem so invincible. Elgin Baylor was the Celts' chief tormentor with 36 points. It was his two free throws in the last 20 seconds which broke a 112-all deadlock. The Celtics led by seven points at the half, 59-52, but the Lakers, behind Baylor and Jes- ry West who had 32 points, outscored their opponents *by "nine in the third guarter and jwld. the Celts even in *the Iast~per- iod. The loss broke a 17-game victory skein for.'Boston.: vit'-;, Bob Pettit of the St Louis Hawks became the first man in (Centhtfed *M Pep* *) Notre Dame Faces Biggest Test of Year By FRED MCMANE UPI Sports Writer With only three weeks remaining to the college football season, a day of major concern has arrived for the nation's leading teams. Bowl fever is high, conference titles are at stakes, and the country's number one team, Notre Dame, faces its sternest test of the season. Michigan State is the awesome foe Notre Dame meets today, and the Irish are putting their number one ranking on the line. The Spartans have beaten their midwestern rivals in their last eight meetings and State has high hopes of an upset. The Irish have a couple of injuries which are of major concern to Coach Ara Parseghian. Linebacker Jim Lynch; a key man of defense, will be out of action for the second straight week with a bad knee and halfback Bill Wolski is a doubtful performer. The offense will center around quarterback John Huarte and end Jack Snow, as usual, and the Spartans will have a short-circuit this duo'to win. Face Top Runner Notre Dame's -highly-touted defense will be up againsl a fine runner in State's Dick Gordon, who has netted more than 100 yards in each of his last three games. But the Irish are a 7-point choice' to win their eighth straight game. Second-ranked Alabama (7-0) also has a tough rival in ninth- ranked Georgia Tech (7-1). The Engineers were upset last weekend by Tennessee, but if they're over the shock, they'll be plenty of trouble for the Crimson Tide. Alabama has already clinched the Southeastern Conference title and is a prime canaidate for either the Cotton or Sugar bowls. The Crimson Tide is favored by 7 points. Third-ranked Arkansas (8-0) and fifth-ranked Texas (7-1), battling it out for the Southwest Conference championship and a Cotton Bowl berth, meet conference foes today. Arkansas is 1 -point favorite over SMU while Texas is an 8-point choice over Texas Christian. -The Big Ten Conference title is also up for grabs at present and the prize here is a- trip to the Rose Bowl. Sixth-ranked Michigan (6-1) and seventh- ranked Ohio State (6-1) are in a dog-fight for the conference championship with the Buckeyes the current leaders with a 4-0 mark. The Wolverines take on conference rival Iowa today and are a 7-point choice to upend the Hawkeyes while Ohio State is a big 17-point favorite over another Big Ten foe, Northwestern. Oregon State Favored Oregon state (7-1), ranked ninth in the nation, and UCLA are battling it out for the West Coast's berth in the Rose Bowl but the Bruins are not expected to defeat conference rival Washington today. The Huskies rate an 8-point choice over the Uclans while the Beavers are 3-point favorites to stop-Stanford. •Fourth-ranked Nebraska. (8-0) has its eye on the Orange Bowl and the Cornhudkers aren't going to let Oklahoma State stand in the way. The Big Eight champions are a 15V& point pick to defeat the Cowboys. LSU (5-1-1), ranked 10th in the nation, is favored by 11 points over Mississippi State. Miami (Fla.) launched the t&ejfe^*j*ith a 304 victory l<wer>.jBoston College Friday OUT OF BUSINESS! -Just an empty building remains in Ekin as a reminder of a grocery -store which operated in that community un- der the Burton family management for 42 years. .All fixtures were sold at a recent auction. (TRIBUNE Photo-Engraving) Ekin Community Loses Landmark that dimmed the Eagles bowl hopes, Sophomore quarterback Bob Biletnikoff scored a pair of touchdowns for host Miami, which stopped four BC drive*, inside the 20-yard liitei by MRS. EUGENE KIRBY Going, Going, GONE — f jvas heard in the Burton Store in Ekin, October 30 and 31, when the stock and fixtures were sold to close the store, which has been in continuous business for more than '42 years. Reminiscing is a common trait of character and many persons can recal} the happy gatherings in the store and thfe tall tales that have been told o'a,| the so-called Liar'« 'Bench, which was always placed on the east side of the room. Clay Burton first started in the store business for himself in a building directly across from the current building. It was destroyed in a fire, which almost wiped out the town of Ekin. He operated his business for a while in the Odd iFellow's building until he moved into the store, which Ts there now. It was originally built for a ' pool room rooming house and restaurant. That took place in 1922. The store was managed by Mr. Burton until his _ death in 1956. Despite her failing health, Mrs. Cla"y (Hazel) 'Burton has ably run the business for the past eight years. As I talked to Mrs. Burton, she recalled many incidents which occurred through the years—as with any business there is a time for laughter and gayity ard also a time for singing the blues. One of the blue times was during the depression when Mr. Burton had to quit running .his huckster. Mrs. Burton stated it was hard to buy essential merchandise for the store so the huckster had to take the back seat. Before the huckster route was in'the picture, Mr. Burton took orders from housewives and delivered to their homes. • With the closing of the store, it is just about the last of the historical part, of Ekin. The next to the last would have been the 'Telephone- Office, which closed when the Ekin Co. merged with the Indiana Bell Telephone Co. and became -part of the Sheridan line. • The village of Ekin had its beginning at the end of a road. The county line going west from Atlanta ended at what is now the cross - roads in Ekin. The country to the west,- north and south, an expanse of wooded land, was but' sparsely settled and only trails went on from this end of the road. In 1865, John Bundy moved his blacksmith shop from what was known as the Oliver Perry place to the end of the road and that was the begining of the village. From off these trails that led out through the country north, west and south, men came with loads of.staves to be taken io Buena Vista which is now the town of Atlanta. The stave industry at this time'was one of no small proportions and it was soon to be a paint of advantage for a store. 'Un 1876, a man named McKee erected a building on the northeast corner of what is now the cross roads and started a store. Dwellings were erected near the blacksmith ihpp and the store. Therefore a village, without a name, originated. The next step in progress was a school which started in 1878. A one room frame building was erected north of the crossroads and Abe Parker, who afterwards became Dr. Parker and practiced medicine in Kirklin was the first teacher of the school. As the .village grew,, more room was needed so another room . was added to the, school. building,*makirig it a two-room, two-teacher school. ' " John Bundy saw the need' of a" post office for this new village and wrote the postmaster'gener­ al, Jas. B. Ekin, in 1880, asking that a post office be established: Since there was no name, Mr.' Bundy very tactfully called his 1 village Ekin and whether Mi 1 . Ekin felt flattered or not is not known but his act of diplomacy accomplished for the village what Mr. Bundy desired. In the early days, Ekin was an educational • center and efforts were almost successful to start an academy there. This failed to materialize but the teaching at this place was ably done and many teachers, as well as other professions, received their early education from this school. il don't know exactly the year the school closed but each fall; in' October, a reunion is held and there is always a large attendance from near and far. Many other people throughout the community can tell stories about the' lively place that Ekin used to be. The people of the community hope that there will be a business start in the Burton build ing, but at the present time no olans have been made for its future^ With the ending of the Burton store, a new store has been erected by Paul Pearson and it is located south of the Ekin crossroads. Although Ekin may not be as exciting as it was in the early years, several new homes have been built.and it still is a nice place to live. It is full of friendly and neighborly people. B-B Tickets On Sale Monday Following the sale of season tickets to adults last night, it was' announced that roughly 1,800 have now been disposed of. Adults' who were unable to be present for the Friday night sale but still want season tickets will be able to purchase them at the high school Monday evening at 7 .p.m. There are still many season tickets remaining so there is no need to line up early Monday, WEATHER .Sunny and warmer today, partly cloudy and warmer tonight. Sunday, considerable cloudiness,-windy and mild with showers over about 50 percent of the area.. Highs today 65 to 75. Low Tonight 45 to 55. High Sunday 65 to 75. „ • Nature Notes by GEORGE CLINE It hasn't been so long ago that most of the kids' of Tipton County, at this time of year, looked as if they had joined the black hand society, and this thev got from hulling walnuts. Black walnuts are still very common .in Tipton County, hut white walnuts (butternuts) are rare and never were very common here. We also used • to .gather bushels of hickorynuts each >?all and of course we tried (to get •thgse of the larger sizes.jThere are four or five species of hickory trees that bear nuts that are good eating, and it is often difficult to say just which species you have found, for the reason that some trees bear nuts of. various sizes. But we were after nut-meats for eating raw and to put into cakes and we went by size because the larger ones contained more meat. Of course we avoided the.nuts from the pignut hickory trees for they, as the name implies,, are fit only for, hogs. Some people claim that once these nuts have gone through a winter on the ground, they are sweet and good, but I nave never been able to find any in the Spring for the reason that they have been gobbled up by mice and squirrels. When hickorynuts were on tall trees we often had trouble getting them down, and one trou ble was that when we threw clubs into the trees they would often lodge and we soon ran out of clubs. My father, who had an inventive mind, made us some clubs with a large iron tap on one end, so that this end would sink down when the club turned to fall and thus it would come down endwise and not lodge. We also used to gather lots of hazelnuts, but these shrubs are now scarce in Tipton County and most that are here do not bear edible nuts Only once in recent years have my bushes along the County fine road produced many nuts, but I didn't get them. Someone beat me to them. While in the back of the long woods. a couple of weeks ago I flushed out a barred owl. These large owls will often sit out in a leafy tree in good weather, although they usually stay in their dens in hollow trees. This is the "hoot owl"—the one that says "whoo-whoo-whoo-ah- whoo." This one flew into the front part of the woods and soon a flock.of crows had him on the run. Crows hate the large owls and never lose a chance to harass them, and they have reasons for this antipathy. A hoot owl oper* ated at night and would delight in grabbing a young crow from an uncovered nest, or even snatching an old one from a limb. But in the daytime the owl does not see well and so loses his confidence and his aggressiveness and is persecuted by the crows. One crow will not attack an owl, but he will yell for help and then the flock will take him: /diving at him and making his life-miserable. The owl never seems to fight back in the daylight, but heads for his den where he can get his back to the wall and not suffer much. (Continued en page f) Battle Liner Forming Over Steel Election By EDWARD C. SIELSKI United Press International PITTSBURGH (UPI) —District • directors- of the United Steel workers Union (USW) were lining up today behind incumbent David J. McDonald or challenger I. W." Abel in their battle for the $50,000-a-year presidency of the 1.2 million members steelworkers union. A UPI preliminary surpey showed that nine of the 29. district directors support Abel. Eight said they were for McDonald. Three said they had, not as yet' made up their minds. Nint district directors declined to respond to the survey. -There were big. districts in each man's corner'. The biggest, the 130-member District 31 in the Chicago-Gary, .Ind., area, was for Abel. The 61,000-member District 38 at Los Angeles was for McDonald, who seeks a fourth four-year term as USW president. I Some of the directors were vehement in their support for either candidate. But several voiced serious misgivings about the effects the power struggle in the union would have no next year's contract negotiations in the steel industry. Contract Prime Concern Those who expressed regret over the situation said the contract talks ahead were of greater importance than those held in the past several, years. The union and industry are nearing the end of a three-year contract. This one, and-the one preceding it, were opened only for wages, and the unionfore- sook a wage increase both times td win job-saving provisions and other benefits. ;Now the leadership is on record as going for an entirely new contract, and for a. substantial wage increase. The union is expected to notify the industry next month it-wants to start negotiations after Jan. 1. If no agreement is reached by May 1, the union would be free to strike. I - . Lome Nellis, a McDonald supporter, whose district 35 includes Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Southern Kentucky, was one of those regretting the power struggle in the union. "There apparently is going to be a contest, and this-is something we have never had in the history of our union," he said. "I hate to see it at a time like this when we are in negotiations with the steel companies." Hopes For Withdrawal . James P. Griffin, another McDonald supporter whose District 26'includes the big steel center of Youngstown, Ohio, said he hoped Abel I would withdraw from the race before the Dec. 11 deadline for the close of nominations for the union's top offices. He said he wanted to see the same leadership continue in control. Griffin said: "I have not found anyone who (Continued on Page 6) I Begin Next Friday; 160,000 May Be Affected Council Names New Officers The organizational meeting of the Tipton Community Council was held .Tuesday evening at the Farmer's Loan and Trust Company. Officers for the organization were elected for one- year terms. Named as president was Gene Huffman; vice-president Mrs. Marian. Nave, and Secretary, Irwin Banta. ' Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, the Council will correlate the meetings and projects of various organizations throughout the county. These meetings will be listed on the calendar in the Chambers office on E. Jefferson Street. By-laws adopted by the group provided for each organization to appoint two representatives to the Council, one of which must attend the bi-monthly meetings. Organizations ' represented at the initial meeting. included Verus Cordis sorority, Sigma Delta Phi. Delta Kappa'Gamma, Phi Beta Psi, Tri-Chi, Normanda Christian Church, Tipton Lutheran Church, Kempton Rebekah Lodge,. Tipton Rotary Club and the Parent-Teachers Organization of the Northern Community Schools. Grandson Killed Word was received tod^y 'jy Mr. and Mrs. Laurel .Tolle, Windfall route 1, of the death of their grandson, Max Hensley, age 22, r a student at the University of New Mexico at'Albuquer- que,. New Mexico. Meager information received stated that he had been in an automobile accident early today. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hfisley of Muncie, Indiana. Funeral arrangements will be announced Monday. Correction ITuneral services for Mrs. Lillian Bowers will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the West Street Christian Church, not 12 p.m. as listed in Friday's Tribune. . • Survivor The funeral notice of Robert Schurtter, printed in Monday's Tipton Tribune, should have included the name of his motuer, Mrs. Augusta (Paehlin) Schurt­ ter as a survivor. WASHINGTON (UPI)—Show down bargaining talks begin in Chicago Monday in an effort to settle a wage dispute and avert the threat of a nationwide rail, road strike. Federal mediators scheduled the Chicago talks Friday. In formed sources for six shop craft unions seeking wage [hikes said formal plans for a walkout may be announced when the talks resume. A strike could begin next Friday, the day after a 30-day "cooling-off" period expires. But the unions were believed to have picked Nov. 23 for a strike date.. Labor sources indicated that this day. a Monday, would be perferable since it would Have a greater impact on rail traffic than a strike starting on a Friday. The unions plan to hold an executive council meeting in Chicago Monday. They also scheduled a 3 p.m. EST news conference after the meeting to "discuss" the dispute. Talks Recessed J. E. Wolfe, chief negotiator for the railroads, also w a s scheduled to join the Chicago negotiations. Francis A. O'Neill Jr. of the National Mediation Board recessed talks in Washington Friday. There was. no word of any progress toward reaching a settlement. Involved are unions* reprehending 16O.C00 workers who repair and maintain railroad equipment and cars. Officials of four otHer, non-operating union' also demanding higher wages are expected to be in Chicago Monday. At issue is a 27-cent hourly pay increase over three years" recommended Oct. 20 by a presidential emergency board. , The shopcraft unions have demanded a higher boost to widen the gap between skilled and unskilled railroad workers. The other four unions have asked that management provide severance pay for workers dropped from the payrolls because of poor business. The railroads have indicated they would not agree to cither demand. Any sfrike presumably would paralyze all rail lines because other railroad workers would refuse to cross picket lines set up by the striking unions. All major railroads except, the Southern and the Florida East Coast are part of the wage dispute. SPEEDER STOPPED A 20-year-old Indianapolis man was arrested for speeding Sun-! day night by Indiana State Po- i lice. Stopped on..U.S. .31 at Nor- 1 manda Pike was Carl E. Fox-j worthy. He will appear in J.P. • court November 20. i DRIVERS STOPPED Two early morning motorists were arrested yesterday and today C. H. Daniels, 28. Noblcsvillc was cited Friday at 2:20 a.m. for violation of the anti-noise ordinance and Robert Stewart, 28, 5C8 Popular St., was stopped at Main and North Streets at 1:15 a.m. today for reckless driving. GUNMAN OVERPOWERED] There was lively action In Sharpsvillt Friday afternoon, but it took place on the stage of the Sharpsville- Pralrle High School e« students end adult* . (shown -in'phot* ' on back page) cheered throughout 4hls dramatic presentation by student body actors and actresses. (TRIBUNE Photo-Engraving)

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