«S. BURTOH AESai-YSS ASSIST. 'XSpSNgj*J STATE E£ >IsX8, ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTON. INDIANA VOLUME 69, JMBER 44 TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1964 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK Teacher Dinner Reservations Due Wednesday The Tipton Community. Classroom Teachers' Association fiirklin Man Sentenced On Three Charges Elwood man Plead* Guilty In Theft of Vehicle Willianft Carroll Hart, one of two ElyOood men who rode a stolen tfiayloader across several fences / on Nov. 11, appeared in C/burt yesterday to plead guilty to charges of vehicle theftf and auto banditry. Hart vf'as found guilty and sentence 'was delayed;until Dec. 7, pending a pre-sentencing investigation by the county probation of -.wiYhavea 'dlnner meeting at Acer. , 'G:30 p .m., Nov. 30, at the Lin- Hart's companion in the es-: co i n School.- Featured speaker capade, Jimmie Lee Hunsman,'f or the occasion will be Dr.] is to appear for arraignment James Armstrong, Senior mnv Nov. 30, to answer charges of j s ter of the Broadway Metho- vehicle theft, auto -banditry Hist Church of Indianapolis, and malicious trespass. | Dr. Armstrong is now ser- ing in his seventh year at the 3300-member pastorate. A noted speaker, he has appeared on many college campuses and before • civic and industrial groups. He has also written several articles which have appeared in numerous publications. Dr. Armstrong is also a close student of international City Court was busy yester- affairs and has traveled world- day and Bronar D. Cook, 31, w j(j e pursuing this interest. He Kirklin, was one of the busiest has visited Latin America, "customers". Cook appeared North Africa and the Middle on charges of driving while li- East. Recently he toured in Incense suspended, driving while dia, where he spent a month under the influence of intoxica- meeting with church and gov- ting beverages and reckless ernment officials. In 1959 he driving. He received a S1.75 received the Junior Chamber fine on each of the charges and 0 f Commerce Distinguished was sentenced to six months Service Award as the "out- on the state farm but had the standing young man" of In- sentence suspended for good dianapolis. In August of this behavior. The good behavior year, President Johnson ap- depends on his reporting once pointed Dr. Armstrong to the a week to the sheriff of Clin- National Citizens Committee ton County. Before he can re- f or Community Relations, port, however, he must also] The Associat j 0 n officers and serve a 15-day term in the Tip-' plannirig committee said they ton County Jail to be extended felt very fortunate in having by 20 days if his fines are not; secured sueh an outstanding paid. Cook also may not apply | citizen and noted speaker for for a driver 's license for one, this occasion and urged all vear - Iteachers, administrators, The court also, meted out school board members and re- S22.75 fines to three persons tired teachers to attend. Those charged with '. speeding. They desiring to do so should make were Carl E. Fox worthy, 20, their reservations by telephon- Indiaapolis; M a.r g -a re t-\A.-'ing'~the Superintendent 's office-] Brieken, 24, Indianapolis; and, (OS 5-2147) by Wednesday, AMRO IN BUSINESS-The luxury liner United States ncads out to sea under the newly dedicated Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York. The bridge connects Brooklyn and Staten Island, and cost $325 million. David J. Brown, .-21,- -Kokomo. Terry A. Purvis, 22, Sheridan, was given a $21.00 fine for public intoxication. Justice of the Peace Court was not idle either as Roger Crowell, 54, 130 E. Jefferson Street was fined $42.75 and had his driver's license suspended - for 60 days on being found guilty of reckless driving. Nov. 25. CORRECTION The Tipton Community School Board will not meet December 4, as. reported in yesterday's issue of the Tribune. The board will meet Wednesday night, December 2.' County 57th In CROP Donations Last year Tipton Countty contributed a total of $735.00 to CROP in commodities and cash, to rank 57th among all canvas- I sing counties in Indiana. Gerald Wilson, state CROP director, in Indianapolis reports that this contribution shipped $3,480.75 worth of U. S. government donated food to needy peoples in many countries, plus 1,811 lbs. of corn syrup to Indonesia and part of a shipment of soybean oil to Haiti, all from the -people of Tipton County.. This month the 1S3^ CROP can: vass'Ts^iindCr way i in Tipton county. Because the U. S.-government no longer has available large» quantities of surplus milk. Church World Service reports that one and a half million people now receiving milk through their distribution channels will no longer get. it. Of this number, one million are (Continued on page 6) Native of County Dies Monday Mrs. Dolly B; Stephenson, 87, died in Mercy Hospital, Elwood at 6:15 p.m. Monday after an illness of several months. Services, will be held at .11 a.m. Wednesday from the St. Stephens Episcopal Church with Rev. Esty Dinkinger officiating andburial will be in Cook Cemetery near New Lancaster. (Friends may call anytime at the York and Dunnichay Funeral Home in Elwood. •Mrs. Stephenson was born Feb. i; 1877 in Tipton County, daughter of William and Kate Carr. Her husband, DKW. Stephenson, died in .1940. For 20 years she had been a matron in the Norfolk State Hospital, Norfolk, Nebraska, where she was also a member of the Women's Club and a member of the Community Club in Franklin, Nebraska. She also belonged to the OES in Elwood and the Women's Guild in St. Stephens Church of which she was a member. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Carrie Hartley of Tipton Route 4. and several nieces and nephews. City Truck Hit At Intersection Absentmindedness v caused a two-car collision this morning at the intersection of Hill and Independence Streets. * Kyle Campbell, 35, 317 .(Poplar St., was driving a city Water Department truck north on Independence I when he stopped ai the HM Stf intersectiorwjjjie reason was that "he noticed;; ; a car being driven by Vera Jean Bfonson,:43, 836 N. Main^St^ was drifting into his path."'' Mrs. Bronson said she wasn't paying any attention when she made her turn. Damages to her auto was estimated - at $175 while damage--to the city vehicle-was -approximately J$45._ . WEATHER Fair today. Partly cloudy-;j tonight and Wednesday. Continued mild. High today low 50c. Low tonight lower 30s. High Wednesday jlewJOs. I , Tax Collection In County 2nd Highest Tipton County tax collections for the Fall quarter registered the second highest amount ever collected for one period according to figures released Monday by Tipton County Treasurer Paul Jones. The $809,889.41 compares with this past Spring's record $1,006,868.03 for one quarter. The county also accured $253.71 in interest and penalties as compared with $401.74 for the Spring quarter. These funds make up part of the county revenue as well as the property tax. Jones' Said that his office will not send out any more delin-' quent tax notices this year. The statewide policy now is to send only one such notice each year, between the Spring and 'Fall deadlines in May and November. He added that the current books will now be processed by the auditor and should be in order for reception of delinquent tax payments by December 15. Curnt Delqnt General Polls Polls Property Tax Bank Tax Unit Madison Cicero Jefferson Prairie Liberty Wildcat Tipton Windfall Kempton. Sharpsville TOTALS Building & Loan Tax 165 247 107 106 133 60 430 85 ' 33 ' 66 1432 • 33 36 17 10 25 17 106 24 12 14 296 Ditch Tax $7„980.02 101,870.63 235,476.55 • 52,148.98 62,356.60 61,427.89 59,495.64' 189,051.60 23,250.35 8,184.25 16,626.92 $809,889.41 87.05 6,950.80 655.78 105.20 211.92 $8,010.75 13,311.96 $13,311.96 Kennedy Slaying At First Feared Part of Complex Conspiracy By JOSEPH L. MYLER United Press International brought him back . . . If Gov. John B. Connally Jr. „ of Texas had prevailed in his WASHINGTON (UPI) -For iirst advice against Kennedy's all anybody, knew John F. Ken- V j s j t to rj a ii as . . nedy was not the only official; JM of ' Attempt of the U.S. government earmarked for death. If Oswald's pretty wife, Ma. rina, had only told authorities For all anybody knew, in of her husband's first venture those confused hours just afte^j jn^violence—the attempt of April the shooting, this monstrous ^o, 1963, to shoot Gen. Edwin A. deed was merely the.first act, \v a ]ker in a complex conspiracy to de- If 16-year-old Amos Lee Euins stroy not only the President but - ^"7nder"st7od whaT he his successor and the men se Qn ^ dgy jn Dal . around them L and flad shouted t0 the As Lady Bird Johnson said I . w . m „ fle saw recalling the terrible events of, • r r !• sticking out the window of the ^ £ ^J?» 3^: building from which the fatal "we did not know hbw wide spread this incident was as to intended victims." But as the Warren Commission has since reported, the assassination of President Kennedy was not a conspiracy; it was the single act of a dement shots' were fired The now published testimony of 552 witnesses before the Warren Commission tells little of consequence that was not known before. But it pitilessly exposes in great detail the shock, the bewilderment, the dismay, the' ed man, Lee Harvey Oswald, I an guish, and momentary help- who desperately wanted to lessness of the principal actors make the world take notice of him. Published 26 Volumes The commission announced this conclusion last Sept. 27. Now it has published 26 volumes of testimony and exhibits which support its findings and reveal in horrifying detail the events of that day in Dallas and the events which inexorably led up to them. It is a story of agonizing "ifs." The murder of the young 'President was not the work of a conspiracy of men. It was, instead, the consequence of a long series of events moving mindlessly, like the unfolding actions in a Greek tragedy, toward a climax which only the fates could have foretold. If Oswald had not been an unloved and burdensome child... If, after he embraced Marxism and defected to Russia, the State Department had ,. not COWPOKES— President Johnson and Agriculture Secretary'Orvflie 'fAree &an corral one of the President's prise steers on .the LBJ rancVm 'Texssr ••>• ""-J 1 It also dramatically reveals the speed with which tough and courageous Americans in responsible positions reacted to a calamity • which might • have made the nation -falter. Called RFK In Dallas Lyndon B. Johnson found time in the first hour after the assassination to call the attorney general in Washington for advice about the ceremony of succession^ In Washington the attorney general, the slain President's brother, Robert F. Kennedy, found the fortitude to look up the law and precedents and advise the new President to take the oath of ofifce before leaving Dallas. In those hours, no one knew whether or when new blows would fall. The conspiracy notion has since been laid to rest —by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and Director John A. McCone of the Central Intelligence Agency — in their testimony before the Warren- Commission. . Lee Harvey Oswald, and only Lee Harvey Oswald, killed President Kennedy. But the agonizing '.'ifs" remain. Jacqueline Kennedy, who carried the. President's blood back to Washington on. her gloves and hose and dress, was plagued for months by the notion that she might have saved her husband's life if she had just been looking in the right direction when he was hit. Looking Toward Left As ' the ; motorcade crawled along, she told the Warren Commission, she was looking toward the left at'the cheering crowds. .-For a long time afterward she told herself that "if I only had been looking to the right, I would have seen the first shot hit him, then I could have pulled him/down, and then >. ithe feftconchsh^t^rpuldv not have <1 .* tt''wis- -theclgfeond/snot that killed:the Prlsident..He "never tttteT »>unai''. his widow f »^&il *:#tJu«t "^ is sort of quizzical look on' his free. .•: • The: testimony portrays Lee Jury Acquits Paratroopers Of Murder BOONVILLE, Ind. CUPI)— Three former paratroopers are free today ' after an all-male jury declared them innocent Monday ' night of first-degree murder charges in the death of an.Evansvilie mortician! Patrick Pirrie,.26, Southgate, Calif., William Thompson, 21, East Gary, and Robert Graymont, 26, Needham, Mass., were charged in the drowning- death, of Rudolph Ziemer, 56, whose body was found in • his car in March, 1963, submerged under Ohio River floodwaters. The state had asked the death penalty for the three former Fort Campbell, Ky., soldiers, but the jury apparently agreed with defense attorneys and deliberated only 80 minutes before returning the separate not guilty verdicts. The innocent verdicts came after.the state narrowly avoided a mistrial when it was discovered one of the jurors, James J. Wathern, had been seen with Thompson in the tavern last Friday where the three men allegedly met the victim last March 12. Warrick Circuit Court Judge Addison Beavers dismissed Wathen and set Dec. 11 as the date for his hearing on contempt of court charges, at the same time declaring himself ineligible to try the contempt case. Defense attorneys rested their case Monday without calling a single witness. They charged the state had failed to prove any of the "material allegations of the indictment" against the three men. Graymont's attorney, Howard Sandusky, said in his closing argument "there is a complete failure and lack of evidence on. the part of the state." Attorney James Lopp, representing Pirrie, told the jury Ziemer was a "drunken sex pervert" who could have been killed by "some of his other boyfriends. Just because* Thompson, got his britches wet, | doesn't • prove that he knew the \ car would roll forward and become completely submerged as charged in the indictment." "Graymont's and Pirrie's wives .burst into tears when the verdicts were read and' embraced their husbands. The defendants smiled when declared innocent and shook hands with,their attorneys. The defense, iin turn, shook hands with and j thanked the jurors. Prosecutor O. H. Roberts, Jr., meawhile; appeared . stunned by the verdict". The Vanderburgh County official and his aides left the courtroom almost immediately, Roberts, however, was heard to mutter, "If you can figure that one out I'll buy dinner for everybody." In his summation, Roberts said, the three men were guilty of a "cold blooded, brutal, senseless murder to cover up a beating and a robbery." He asked that the three be made to pay "the supreme penalty" and charged they had "tried to play God." • I Collision Gashed Right Fuel Tank; Led To Explosion Mental Health Group Requests Additional Gifts The Tipton Mental Health Association reminded area residents that many additional gifts for patients, at New Castle State Hospital will have to be collect: ed in order to have a successful Christmas gift program. Calling attention to the importance of this program, Dr. William E. Murray, Superintendent of the New CasMe State Hospital, stated in the communication to the Indiana Association for Mental Health: "Christmas'is a time of great rejoicing—it is a time cf year when families and home life are r SHARE YOUR CHRISTMA". /VITH A MENTAL PATIENT of the utmost importance. Unfortunately, it is a time especially ' difficult for our patients in mental hospitals. That is, why (Continued cn page 6) Schools Mark Thanksgiving Tipton Community Schools will celebrate Thanksgiving .in a variety of ways this week. A din= ner was featured at the Hobbs Elementary School today at noon. Devotions were led by Rev. Kenneth Fahl of the Wini- fall Methodist-.Church. The children gave a short program which was followed by a P.T.A. business meeting. Wednesday the Honor Society will present a program to the students at Tipton High School. The Convocation will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. All other community schools will celebrate the holiday with special programs in the individual homerooms. At Jefferson elementary school, members of the student council under the sponsorship of Mrs. Irene Andrews, will give a special program at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Lincoln School was confining its holiday observance to serving of turkey with all the trimmings to the students during the regular school lunch program. CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY Offices .of the city, county, state and federal governments will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, -Thursday. All but the .School Superintendent's office will reopen (Friday and Saturday. The School Superintendent's office will remain closed for the balance of the week and reopen Monday. By HARRY J. STATHOS ROME (UPI) —Trans World Airlines officials said today that a 300-foot-long blazing trail of jet fuel apparently caused the explosion Monday that killed 44, of the 73 persons aboard a crashed TWA airliner here. The plane struck a steamroller while faltering on takeoff. Many of- the dead were Americans, including the Roman Catholic bishop of Des Moines, Iowa, Edward Celestine Daly, 60, and Msgr.- Joseph J. Sondag, the former chancellor of the Des Moines diocese. They had attended the Ecumenical Council. A TWA spokesman said 37 passengers out of the 55 aboard and seven crewmembers out of the 17 were killed. Nationalities of all the dead and the 29 survivors were not immediately known. Bound For Athens • The plane was bound for Athens and Cairo. The flight had originated in Kansas City with stops in Chicago, New York, Paris, and Milan. The Boeing 707 jet had an apparent engine failure on takeoff. While braking to stop tjje takeoff, it swerved and struck a steamroller in an adjacent runway. The collision gashed the plane's right wing fuel tank and it trailed fuel for 300 yards before stopping. Passengers were tumbling out of the plane in evacuation chutes when the fuel trail caught.fire. The flames flashed along- the ground until t h e y reached the plane's tanks. Then the aircraft exploded "in an enormous spurt of fire" with a sound like a volcano, a witness said. Airport workers said all aboard probably would have been saved if it were not for the explosion and fire. It was the first fatal accident since TWA began jet passenger operations in 1959, and the victims were TWA's first in 28 billion passenger miles. It was also the first disaster since Rome's. Fiumieino Airport opened four years ago. Pilot Survives The pilot, Capt. Vern Lowell, 44, of 'Portland, .Maine was among the survivors. TWA officials said - that the plane began a normal takeoff on the mile and one-half long r li n w a y. Witnesses said it seemed to lose power in the starboard engines, and TWA said preliminary crew reports showed that trouble was indicated in two engines. t$ "Capt. Lowell immediately aborted the takeoff, using brakes, spoilers, and reverse thrust," a TWA spokesman said. "During the deceleration process, the aircraft veered to the right sufficiently for the wing, overhanging the runway edge, to strike a steamroller which was being operated at a distance of 24 feet from the edge of the runway." The runway being used for the takeoff was 200 feet wide. The airline officials said at the time he began stopping the plane, Lowell's speed was 100 knots, 29 knots below the critical stopping speed. . FARM" VALUE PE8 ACRE Mere are Uie average per 4cre farmland ^values in me various states, according to the Agriculture Department, which says values are Up 35 per cent 'over the 1 VD 7- M » average New Jersey, the Garden State. 1 tops the list at S60U. and Wyoming is at the bottom at 126 pcr.:.acre. .
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