The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on November 30, 1964 · Page 1
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HAROLD J,. BtlRTOS ASCaiYSS ASSISTANT IHDIASA STATE tisaaa I8DIAMAP0LIS* ENTERED,AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTON. INDIANA VOLUME 69, NUMBER 49 TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, MONDAY, NOVEMBER ^30, 1964 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK SHOT FOR MARS BACK ON TARGET 3 FOUND DEAD, NASVHILLE, Ind. (UPI) — Two Portland men and*the 13- year-old son of one of them were found dead early today in a camping unit mounted on a pickup truck in Hoosier National Forest where they had gone for a weekend of deer hunting. Authorities believed they died of asphj'xiation either Thursday night or Friday morning. A bottle gas heater was scheduled to be checked for clues as to the cause of their deaths. The dead were identified as Donald Whiteneck, 38, R. R. 2, Portland, his son, Denny, 13, and Ronnie Hummer, about 28, "Portland. Relatives said the three and Wayne and Leland Whiteneck, brothers of Donald, went to Brown .County for a hunting outing Thanksgiving Day. Wayne and Leland returned to Portland" Thursday night . and the others were .scheduled to return home Saturday. After the three did not arrive brothers went back to look for on schedule, the W h i t e neck them Sunday night and found them lifeless in the camper mounted on the bed of a pickup truck. The truck was parked in the forest, about two miles south of Becks Grove. ( - DIES OF BURNS . COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (UPI) —The second of two children burned when flames swept their trailer home Friday died Sunday in Whitley County Hospital. Three - month - old Matthew Mark Jackson, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Jackson, died Sunday. His brother, Kenneth, 2, was killed when flames swept their trailer near here. Authorities said the fire apparently started in a lean-to constructed next to the trailer, where the children were sleeping. HELD IN CAR THEFT ELIZABETH, III. (UPI) — A man who told authorities he comes from Vincennes, Ind., Sunday was held here oh stolen car and reckless driving charges in connection with a fatal traffic accident. Illinois State iPolice said Clyde Sevey, 53, Hanover, 111., was fatally injured Saturday when another auto driven by Ed Baldwin crossed the center line of U.S. 20 on the west edge of Elizabeth and collided with Sevey's vehicle. Baldwin, who suffered facial cuts and chest injuries in the crash, was arrested shortly after the accident. Clues Sought In Slaying Of Kokomo Man LINCOLN, Ind. (UPI)—Crime analysts from an Indiana State Police laboratory today are [^scheduled to begin going over the area where the body of Kenneth Moss, 22, Kokomo, was found Sunday. William Dixon told police he discovered the body in one of his fields Sunday morning. Police said Moss' body was under the~right rear wheel of his 1959 model station wagon, with the flat tire on his thighs and lower stomach. Auhorities added the body was in a trench dug in the field with a shovel Moss always kept in the car. They said the trench was about 10 inches deep and wide enough for Moss's body. A coroner's report on an autopsy performed on the man Sunday afternoon disclosed he died of asphyxiation. Cass County Sheriff Bernard L e a v i 11 said "someone crammed as much dirt as possible into his mouth? throat and nose" arid added the last time the victim was seen alive was about 6 p.m. Saturday when he stopped at a Kokomo service station for gasoline. "He was alone at the time," Leavitt said. He added robbery was apparently not the motive, since almost $10 was found in Moss' billfold. The coroner's report listed the time of Moss' death at between 9 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday. i The body was found "near a' county • road between Lincoln and Galveston, about two miles from where the body of Gerald Shafer, 41, credit manager for a Kokomo furniture store was found last July. Shafer's body, clad only in shorts and tee shirt, was found in another field and his car later was found burned in Chicag- go- Leavitt said there were no clues in the Moss killing," but that it appeared the two crimes were not linked. Moss worked at the Delco Ra-, dion Division cf the General I Motors Corp. in Kokomo. 'Police said he was dressed in | pants, shirt and coveralls when found. The victim's father, Carl j Moss, is Deputy Cass County Surveyor. Moss was not married. ESCAPEE CAUGHT PENDLETON, Ind. (UPI) — Richard Leach, 26, Wabash, was caught in nearby Lapel late Sunday night, a short time after he escaped from trusty duty at the powerhouse of the Indiana Reformatory. Leach, complaining he was cold, was captured by Earl Caplinger, the town marshal, and was returned to the prison. Former Tipton Teacher Dies Bessie Montgomery, 81, died Saturday at her home in Gosport, Indiana. A teacher for 47 years," she had taught art in the Tipton school system from 1927 through 1950. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Whitaker Funeral Home in Gosport with burial in that city's cemetery. A native of Gosport, where she was a member of the Christian Church, Miss Montgomery is survived toy a niece, Mrs. Ruth Cowan of Corvallisv Oregon. . WEATHER i Mostly sunny and cold today. Fair and vary cold tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy and slightly warmer. High today around 20. Low tonight near 5 above. High Tuesday upper H*t HOWLING RIOTERS STORM U.S. EMBASSY IN MOSCOW—Smok«*ises from a car set afire outside Uie building as howling, rock-throwing Russians'and'Africans storm the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, protesting the U.S.-Belgian Congo rescue-operation. Mobs also attacked the British and Belgian Embassies. iCixbleyhulo) Police Arrest 5 Five arrests were reported by area police officers over the Tranksgiving holiday. Three persons were held for investigation on charges of disorderly conduct in Kempton. Taken in custory November 28, were Cecil Roosevelt Hollars, 30, Vancil Lee Stephenson, 29 and Arvil L. Brown, all of Frankfort Route 4. Also arrested were Marion Lorenzo Buster, 36, of Curtisville, "on public intoxication charge, and Richard B. Horton, 25, Tipton, for reckless di*mng and public intoxication. Nation's Traffic Toll Unlikely To Set Record By United Press International The nation's traffic toll for the Thanksgiving weekend rose steadily today but the final count was expected to be less vthan that for a non-holiday November weekend. The toll was boosted by 50 traffic deaths in New York, a record for that state since World War II. The holiday counting ' period began at 6 p.m. local time Wednesday and ended" at midnight Sunday. 1 -. With deaths reports'still coming in, the United. Press, International count showed at least 552 persons killed in traffic mishaps during the 102-hour holiday period. The breakdown: Traffic 552 Fires 48 Planes 21 Miscellaneous 115 Total 736 Texas followed New- York with 40 traffic deaths. There were 38 in California, 25 in Illinois, 24 in 'Pennsylvania, 23 in Michigan, and 21 in Ohio and Indiana. Only three states, Alaska, Montana and Wyoming, did not count a single traffic fatality. Last year the National • Safety Council counted 662 -traffic deaths during a non - holiday weekend in November. Other mishaps claimed a large number of lives. Two men and a boy apparently were asphyxiated while deer hunting in Indiana's Hoosier National Forest. Their bodies were found in their tent today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WASHINGTON (UPI)—President Johnson saluted Sir Winston Churchill on his 90th birthday today by proclaiming it "Sir Winston Churchill Day" in the United States. FERGUSON NAMED JOHNSON CITY, Tex. (UPI) —President Johnson Friday appointed Glenn W. Ferguson, 35, a former Peace Corps official, to head the Volunteers in Service To America (VISTA), the new anti-poverty corps. Indiana Deaths Over Holidays Counted at 20 By United Press International The Indiana Thanksgiving holiday traffic death toll bore out safety officials' worst fears as the state today, counted 20 dead for the 102-hour period. That, raised the Indiana 1964 traffic toll to at least 1,259 compared with 1,190 a year ago. Safety officials predicted before the holiday period that 1520 persons would die on the roads. The toll was helped upward late Sunday when snow left roads white and slippery death traps. Three persons, two in one crash - , were killed in closing hours of the holiday in accidents blamed on slippery road conditions. Herbert Malakoff, 25, Hackensack, N.J.. was fatally inr jured minutes before the end of the period Sunday midnight when his car skidded on snow- covered Indiana 67 one mile south of M o o r e s v i 11 e, and slammed into another car. Frank G. Young, 54, Indianapolis, was killed Sunday when his car went out of control on U.S. 52 in southeastern Marion County in a two - car crash which also claimed the life of Mrs. Charlene Northam, Rushville. Authorities said Young' auto went out of control on the slick pavement and' spun around broadside when it was rammed by another auto driven by Mrs. Northam's husband, RusselL They said the Northam auto was behind Young and could not stop in time. Robert Riggs, 20, Oolitic, died in a Bedford hospital • Sunday afternoon of injuries received earlier in a two-car crash on U.S. 50 near Bedford. Authorities said Riggs backed out of a private drive and into the path of another auto driven by Miss Virgjl Mendel, 38, Washington. A six-year-old Fort Wayne boy was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital there Saturday night after he was struck by an auto driven by Joe Walker, 25, also of Fort Wayne. Police said j Walker was charged with three traffic violations after striking Lahori Bryant on a city street. (Continued on Page 6) .CHRISTMAS CAN'T BE FIR OFF—The seasons's first load of Christmas trees 1* unloaded at hlsterlc Faneull Hall in Beatsn. The trees were trucked from New Brunswick, Ont Faulty Lights Blamed in Crash Injuring Two Two women were injured Saturday morning at the intersection of State Road 28 and U.S. 31 when a truck driven by an operator with an expired license pulled into their path causing damages of $600 to the truck and $1,000 to the 1962 four-door sedan. ""''' The accident was attributed to traffic lights at the intersection which were not functioning properly. As a result, according to investigating officers, the. ..four- way lights had been placed on a blinker basis with those\facing north and south on a" yellow "proceed with caution" and those facing east and west on 28 placed on a red flasher. The situation was further complicated when the light facing drivers going west on 28, failed to work at all. It was in this direction that Albert M. Koker, 46, Tipton route 1, was headed. Officers said he stopped for northbound traffic on .31, then proceeded across the first intersection but pulled into the path of a car headed south on 31. Loretta Darling Odom, 29, a Californian stationed at Bunker Hill Air Force Base, was the driver of the car. She suffered injuries to her mouth and knees, j and Hilda J. Smelling, a passenger in her car also of BHAFB, was injured about the knees, nose, mouth and back. •Both the women were given emergency treatment at Tipton Community Hospital and released for further examination by : the Air Force medical department. Koker was charged with operating a vehicle on an expired license. No injuries were reported in a crash over the weekend between cars driven by Louise Tolle, 46, Windfall route 1, and Bernard Mullins, 31, Windfall. The Tolle machine suffered damage of $250 while the Mullins machine was a total loss. President To Fire Hoover Report in East NEW YORK (UPI) —Newsweek .. Magazine said Sunday night President Johnson has become a "disenchanted fan" of J. Edgar Hoover and intends to replace him as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. - . ; Newsweek said the late President Kennedy had Hoover ticketed for. replacement but did not plan to act on it until after the 1964 ; elections. It said there was considerable friction between the FBI chief and former Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy because Kennedy desired to "be Hoover's boss in fact as well as name." Kennedy, questioned about the report Sunday night in Los Angeles, • refused to comment on it or about his relationship with Hoover while he headed the Justice Department. The magazine said Johnson "had decided by last week that, he must find a new chief of the FBI" and the search is on for a successor to Hoover "T bus, . though "President Johnson mjay be faced with a ticklish political exercise to get the aging FBI chief to step ino retirement, he faces a ruly awesome task in trying to find someone' to replace h i m," Newsweek said. Speculation about the future of the 69-year-old FBI director arose recently when . Hoover denounced the Warren Commission's comments on the FBI and described civil .rights leader Dj\ Martin Luther King, Jr., as ''the most notorious liar in the country." TWINS DROWN CROWN POINT, Ihd. (UPI)— Donald and Ronald.'Peter; 5- year-old twin sons of-Mrs. Paul Haynes of near Crown' Point, drowned Saturday; when they fell through thin ice, coating a pond near their home. Dr. D. E. Gray, a Lake County deputy coroner^.pronounced the boys dead when their bodies were recovered, Donald's from the edge of the pond and Ronald's from the bottom where the water was about four; feet deep. Two boys riding their bikes past the pond saw Donald's body and notified area residents who called police. Authorities said the pond was coated with ice about one-half inch thick. Will Pass Within 8,000 Miles Of Mars Next July Chinese Reds Display Hate Against U.S. TOKYO (UPI) — Thousands of Communist Chinese streamed through the streets of Peking today in an unprecedented display of hate- toward the United States for its role in the Congo civil war. "• • It was the second consecutive day of anti-American protests. Communist Party Chairman Mao Tze-tung presided at a mass rally attended by 700,000 Sunday in a rare public appearance. He denounced' the United States and made ®guc promises of support for the Congolese rebels. The New China News Agency, official voice of the Peking regime, said "column after column of teachers, students, government functionaries, armed militia and . other residents poured into the streets" oday. "Carrying Red banners and cartoons, the demonstrators are shaking clenched fists and shouting slogans condemning the U.S.-Belgian imperialists," the agency reported. (Dispatches from Leopoltlville capital of (he Congo, today^ said government forces had j 'ounct new evidence of Communist Chinese support for the rebels. This evidence included weapons and propaganda.) "Down with U.S. imperial-] ism,"'."U.S. imperialism get out of Congo, Taiwan, Africa, Asia, Latin .America and all other places it occupies," the demonstrating Chinese were reported as shouting. The Peking press made no mention of the rebel slaughter of white hostages. • HIGH AND LOW NEW.YORK (UPI)—The lowest temperature reported this morning to the U.S. Weather Bureau, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, was 30 below zero at Brainerd and Bemidji, Minn. The highest reported Sunday, was 87 at Los Angeles, Calif., and Clewiston, Fla. Minor Damage In Two Crashes Oyer Weekend Bad driving conditions accoun ted for two small accidents in Tipton over the weekend, with damage slight to two vehicles and a city parking meter. A vehicle driven by Willard P. Miller, 413 S. East, Tipton, was in collision with another driven by Carol Ann Shaw", 121 Columbia Ave.', at 6 p.m. Sun day evening, in the 200 block of E. Jefferson street. The Shaw car was proceeding East on Jefferson, ,with the Miller vehicle following. As the Shaw car stopped the Miller vehicle struck the rear end of the car. Damage was light and set at $35 to the Miller car, $10 to the Shaw vehicle. Ice and snow on the street made driving conditions bad, according to police report. Meter Smashed ' A parking meter oh S. East street *as knocked from the pedestal 'Monday morning at 8:05 a.m., according to local police who investigated. The meter was struck by a truck driven by Martin Quirk of Sharpsville, who was backing up at the time. No damage was given tm, the vehicle; By DOUGLAS DILTZ United Press International PASADENA, Calif. (UPI)— The Mars-bound U.S. spacecraft Mariner ; 4 "locked" onto the bright star Canopus wish its electronic eye early today in a tricky maneuver which stopped the craft's roll in space: On its fourth try in three days, the spacecraft designed to take close-up photographs of the so-c ailed red plan;t achieved the camera-aiming operation. The 575-pound craft's telescopic television camera and other scientific instruments needed to be aimed in the right direction for its July rendezvous with Mars, scientists said. Scientists at the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) here said the command to "lock" onto Canopus was sent at 2:57 a.m. PST (5:57 a.m. EST). Three minutes later, instruments at the JPL command center confirmed the feat by the intensity of light recorded. Mariner-4, launched from Cape Kennedy, Fla.', last Saturday, was 359.850 miles from earth and its velocity relati'.c to earth was 74.000 miles per hour when the maneuver took place. "Now that it has locked onto I the star we can plan a midcourse maneuver, which should take place in a few days," a JPL spokesman said. "The function of the midcourse manejver is to reiino the flight path ; of tha spacecraft to. .Mars. Tho- current flight path would miss Mars by'150.- 0C0 miles," the spokesman added. "A new course would brin? it to the mission objective of within 8,000 miles from the surface." ' Scientists noted that this was. the first time a star — in this case the second brighest visible from earth — was used for an attitude reference on a long space mission. The historic trip to Mars, where scientists believe some form of life exist, is 325 million miles long. NATION'S BIGGEST-EVER CHRISTMAS TREE —Destined to become) the largeat national community Christmas tree ever, a 72-foot,- ?0-yearrOld tree, la «ut and lowered gently by a crane In the Adirondack Mountains near Chestertown, N.Y. It was to be trucked to Washington and erected and deco. " rated on the White House lawn. Hope Dims For White Hostages Held In Congo By DIETRICH MUMMENDEY Uniled Press International LEOPOLDVILLE, The Congo (UPI) — Hopes dimmed today for saving more than 500 white, hostages in rebel-held territory of the Congo. New bloodbaths were feared. The American-Belgian mercy airlift was over. Diehard rebels stiffened against' desperate efforts by outnumbered Congolese Army troops and white mercenaries to crush the rebellion. Reports from fighting areas were scant, but the rebels were reliably reported to control almost one-sixth of the country— an area abou as large as tho state of Texas. Army Bog;ed Down "With the withdrawal of the Belgian paratroops and tho Congolese Army bogged dawn on all fronts, the chances of survival for many of the whites are seriously compromised to say the least," one military observer said. Nearly 2,000 hostages were rescued last week in two spectacular missions carried out by the Belgian paratroopers jumping from U.S. Air Force planes. The troops left the Congo Sunday en route back to Brussels. Eighty-five r- and possibly as many as 137. — hostages were slain by rebels before help could reach them. Three of the victims were Americans and at least five more U.S. citizens remained at the mercy of savage rebels today. Status In Doubt The status of Stanleyville, the rebel capital, was still in doubt. Congolese., .troops , and . white mercenaries, controlled some areas of the city but the rebels w.ere entrenched in others. Maj.' Michael ("Mad Mike") Hoare, the British commander of the mercenary forces, returned disillusioned to Leopold(Continued on page 6)

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