The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on December 2, 1964 · Page 1
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Wednesday, December 2, 1964
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HAROLD J„ BURTON ARCHIVES A33I3TAMT INDIANA STATS LI3P.XR IHDIASAP0LI3, agic Number Days In Tipton Start Friday 4th ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTON, INDIANA VOLUME 69, NUMBER 51 TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1964 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK By LUGENE J. CAD3U United Press International INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — The 19S5 General Assembly will be perhaps the most inexperienced Legislature in the past quarter of a century of Indiana history. Nearly all of the House members and many of the senators will be like babes in the woods when the legislative mills begin to grind. Amateurism will be rampant. Both Democratic majority and Republican minority members of both houses have been hard put to find seasoned lawmakers who can take the leadership to guide the freshmen through the wilderness. Gone are a host of bigwigs of the past. Sen. D. Russell Bontrager, Elkhart, who was GOP president pro tern, quit the State Senate to battle in vain for the U. S. Senate. The state will miss his patient perusals of tricky bills that might have cost the taxpayers many dollars had he not burned the midnight oil." Sen. Roy Conrad, Monticello, who was Republican caucus chairman, was a victim of the Democratic tidal wave and will not be on deck to execute the fancy parliamentary maneuvers of yore. - Kizer Missiing . The bulldog Democratic leadership of Sen. Marshall F. Kizer, Plymouth, will be absent in the upper Apuse and there will •be no one. to fight as vigorously as he did for the net income tax. Kizer quot the legislative halls to run unsuccessfully for his party's gubernatorial nomination. Sen. Lucius Somers, Hoagland Republican, who served longer than almost any other member of the Senate, likewise was swamped by the Democrats. However, the Democratic vic- • tor over Somers was a legislative veteran of the McNutt- Townsend days, Chester K. Watson, Fort Wayne. Also, Sen. Von Eichhorn, Uniondale Democrat, probably holds the service longevity title, having first been elected to the upper house in 1939. In addition, Sen. Eugene Bainbridge, Lake County, is returning after skipping a session or so while acting as an aide to Gov. Welsh. House. Speaker Richard Guthrie, Indianapolis, was not a candidate for election and hep. Charles Edwards, Spencer, was overwhelmed by the Democrats. The twoj men were the 'chief sponsors'of the sales tax. Amateurism Dangerous The lack of experience of the current lawmakers may be a menace to the state. Dangerous lobbyists and hobbyists may be able better to bamboozle the freshnten in the absence of the oldtimers. The change of a word here and comma there . often has been detrimental to the taxpayers in the past. ^ The menace of the ladies of the evening has almost disappeared but free liquor, logrolling on bills and politicking in general haven't helped the state in the past. Mayor To Attend Tipton Mayor Ray Rench today announced plans for attending the Community Resources Association Conference in Logansport, Friday, Dec. 4. The Conference is for East Central District counties to which Tipton and 13 other east central Indiana counties belong. Representatives from city and county governments, civic organizations, business and industry will .discuss such topics as community and industry needs, city, county and region planning, roles of citizens and the responsibilities of local governments. Various business, government and civic leaders will address the conference in outlining guides to action the Association might take. 17 Children Fire Victims In Four Slates Seventeen children died in fires in their homes in four states in a period of a few hours. Fire broke out in a Junior college in Illinois, but the 120 students were rescued. The worst fire took place in sub-freezing temperatures in Baltimore, Md. Tuesday. Seven children of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Kennard Smith died, and four others fled to safety. Baltimore police arrested Smith' on a charge of arson. They said he tossed gasoline in his home and set it afire in a race because he wanted to get even with his wife. Mrs. Smith had been staying at another home because she said she was afraid of her husband. She was treated for hysteria. The Smith children who died were Vivian, 13; Darlene, 8; Timothy, 7; Anette, 6; Kevin, 4; Gary, 2; and Janet, 1. Five of the six daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Spencer died when their tenant farm home was destroyed near Versailles, Ky., Monday night. The parents escaped carrying a 5- week-old son. The victims were Shirley Regina, 12; Bertie Lynn, 10; Sheila Ruth, G; and twins Tersa and Tracy, 4. The sixth daughter received severe .burns over 25 per cent of her body. Three young brothers died Tuesday at Centerville, 111., when a fuel stove overheated and wind blew the flames through the frame home. The father was -at work and the mother had stepped next door. The victims were Alphonzo, 3, Jesse Jr., 2, and John, 3 months, sons of 'Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Belk. Fire swept the home of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Butler in Louisiana, Mo., and two of their 14 children died. The dead were Ira Joe, 4, and Carla Kay, 18 months. Two other children at home at the time, aged 6 and 3 got to safety. The parents also were away. — Fire broke out in one of two buildings of the Belleville, 111., Junior College. • One hundred and 25 students left the buildings. • The building damaged by flames contained three laboratories, two classrooms and a student lounge. The other building received smoke damage. A. W. Swinford Dies Tuesday A. W. Swinford, 86, Windfall route 1, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday after an illness of several months. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Copher and Fesler Funeral Home in Elwood with Revs. Chester Mitchell, Richard True and Lowell Bain officiating and burial will be in Elwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The deceased was born July 29, 1878 in Shelby county, son of Joshua and Cora Swinford. He was married to the former Flora Young in July 1898 and she preceded him in death Dec. 23, 1956. He was a member of the Hemlock Baptist Church and of the Elwood Lodge I.O.O..F. Survivors include three children, Berla Swinford of Anderson; Mrs. Verla Sheedy of Curtisville area; Harvey Swinford with whom he lived; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Reckless Driving Ends In Wreck Indiana State Trooper Earl Francis made an easy arrest Tuesday evening when the'car he was pursuing missed a turn in a county road, struck a fende and plowed into a field. Charged with reckless driving was Carl W. Roe.. 23, 926 N. Main Street. IFrancis began his chase when he started to stop Roe for improper mufflers. Roe then sped away and ended the pursuit in the accident one and a half miles southeast of Tipton. Damage to Roe's machine was estimated at $801 HIKED 21.5 PER Ccnnie Kinr. Barbara Crews, Merry Neal.. and Mcllie Reecer, (left to right) are engrossed in the Betty Crocker "Search for Homemaker of tomorrow" exam. The test was administered Tuesday to twenty-one senior home economics, majors at Tipton High School. (TRIBUNE Photo-Engraving) Read Tribune For 'Magic Numbers' In Christmas Contest "Magic Numbers" will be the big order of the day starting •Friday, December 4 in Tipton. On this day the people receiving a copy of today's 'Tribune, with an insert, will be holding a Magic Number, a number printed on the insert which may well earn them a valuable discount of items purchased in one of the local stores supporting the promotion of the Retail Merchants. Subscribers . . . and others who may receive a paper today are urged to keep the Magic Number on the special page and look for it . . . in a sort of treasure hunt, at the local stores on Magic Number Days, December 4, 5, 7, 11, 12 and 14. No Phone Calls The Merchants association asks that no phone calls be made to the local stores which will have numbers posted. The call will have to be 'in person' . . . and no person under 16 years of age may use the number for a purchase of the special items in a store—only adults will be able to take advantage of the number. It is also advised that people receiving the number keep it after the first days ... as the number may be used again on the second drawing, along with others. Christmas Promotion The Alagic Number promotion is used at this time for the benefit of local shoppers, all expenses 'being taken care of by local business houses, as a reward for faithful patronage during the year. The Magic Number supplants the Bonus Buck ... be sure to look for yours! The following merchants are participating in the program: Young-Nichols Funeral Home, TcnBrook Sales Inc., First Federal Savings & Loan, Western Auto Store, Cooper's Home Furnishings, Tipton Co. iFarm Bureau Co-op, Deering Dry Cleaners, Carney's Drugs, Willy's Gift Shoppe, Bowl - O - Drome, Dan 4 ners, Servco, Inc., Compton & Son, Inc., Tipton Building & Loan, Citizens National Bank. Falveys, Tom's Cafeteria, Baxter Motor Sales, Tipton Telephone Co. Campbell T. V., Gamble Store, McPhearson's, Nina's Shoppe, Ear] G. Rhode's, Bobs Auto Parts, Tipton Daily Tri bune, Kessler Auto Parts. Tolle Brothers, Inc., Don Ross Motor Sales, Hinkle T. V., Allen's Shell Service, Blue Front Drug Store. Parson's Furniture, . Carter's Super Market, Marsh Supermarket, McGraws', 'Flowers by Jim, Farmers Loan & Trust, Foster Furniture, Tipton Meat Market, Foster Jewelry, Ti-On Lounge, Diana Theatre. Ritz Agency, Moore Bros., Inc., J. C. Penney Co., Tidier Electric Carroll's Men's Store, Adlers Style Shop, Home Trade Shoe Store, Service Motor Co., Inc., Z & Z Shoe Store and 132 Club Piano Bar. Tipton Native Dies in Arizona John Robert Morris, a native of Tipton, died Nov. 29 in Glendale, Arizona, just 27 days, after moivng to Arizona from Fort Collins, Colo. Services are being held today in Sun City, Arizona, from the Sunland Chapel. The deceased was with International Harvester Company for 21 years as supervisor in heavy motor equipment. For 10 years prior to his retirement he was president of the Heath Engineering Company in Fort Collins, Colorado. He was a member of the Methodist Church and Austin Lodge 128 in Tipton and of the Scottish Rite Shrine in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Survivors, include the wife, Dolores; a son, Kent, of Fort Collins, Colorado; a daughter, Mrs. Cheri De Giacomo of Louisville; Colorado; a sister, Mrs. Loretta" Morris of Largo, Florida, and the father, Elmer Morrisi ' Eight Pay Fines In J-P Court A Curtisville man was arrested in Windfall yesterday on'char­ ges of public intoxication. Marion Lonzo'Buster, 36, was arrested -iby State- Trooper Earl Francis and taken to Justice of the Peace Court where he- 1 ceived a $17.00 fine for his offense. In other J. P. action Norman E. Dickerson, Hemlock, Indiana was fined $31.25 for failure to exhibit a valid hunting license while hunting raccoons Nov. 2 Joyce A. Timmons, 18, Kokomo, received a $32.75 fine for speeding and two other Kokomo men Elbert W. Laughner and Jack R.'Hendershot, both 38, received $18.75 penalties for speeding Paul Webster, 53, Indianapolis, paid $22.75 for the same offense. James Lester Gray, 23, R. R. 2, Sharpsville, was penalized $22.75 for having no operator's license and 16-year-old Gary Short of Elwood paid out $18.75 for driving on a beginner's permit without an adult accompanying him in the vehicle. HIGH AND LOW NEW YORK (UPI)—The low est temperature reported this morning to the U.S. Weather Bureau, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, was 15 below zero at Devils Lake, N.D. The highest reported Tuesday was 76 at Yuma, Ariz. Lewis H. Newlon Services Friday Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday from the Young- Nichols Funeral Home fc/r Lewis H. Newlon, 61, whose death was i announced Tuesday in the Tribune. He had died at his home on Tipton route 3, of a heart attack at 11:15 a.m. Burial will be in Sharpsville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. . The deceased was born Sept. 18, 1903, son of Albert and Anna (Goar) Newlon. He was married Sept. 16, 1931, to the former Ruth Carter who survives. He was a graduate of Prairie High School in 1923 and owner of New- Ion's Garage on U. S-. 31. He was a member of the Hopewell Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge cf Sharpsville and the Izaak Walton League. Surviving in addition to the wife is a daughter, Barbara Scherich, Tipton route 3; a sister, Lorraine Woodruff, Kentland, Indiana, and a" grandson. NEW PAPER STARTS TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (UPI)— The Terre Haute Buerys' Guide, a' 16-page weekly newspaper, appeared on porches of area homes today as a strike against the city's two daily newspapers stretched near its seventh week. The publisher, was listed as the C & G Advertising Agency of Terre Haute. Classroom Is Terrorized By Boy, 17 WADESVILLE, Ind. (UPI) — A 17-year-old boy fired a shot at his chemistry teaehpr in a North Posey High School classroom Tuesday from one of two ^uns he brandished and pumped five more bullets into the wall of the room after taking two girls as hostages and forcing his classmates to leave. Authorities put the youth in Posey County Jail at Mount Vernon when he surrendered the guns, following a plea by a classmate who persuaded the police to let him talk to the youth. The dramatic scene occurred Tuesday afternoon when' the youth suddenly drew two .22 caliber automatic pistols from a paper bag in the classroom, shot at his woman chemistry teacher and ordered the teacher and 18 pupils to leave. As the classmates filed out, the youth stopped two girls and held them hostage. The teacher called Principal Lloyd Hutchinson. Hutchinson phoned the police and tried to persuade the youth to surrender •by speaking to him over an intercommunications system. But the youth answered Hutchinson's appeal by firing five shots into the intercom speaker and the chemisty classroom wall. When state police and Posey County authorities arrived, Donald Koch, a classmate of the youth, talked the authorities into letting him enter the classroom and persuade the youth to give up. The girls, identified as Ann Kay Geisler^and Susie Heal, were unharmed. Bids Approved The Tipton Common Council in its last regular meeting, re ? ceived bids on the purchase of a new city police car and street department pickup truck. Bids on the two vehicles were received from Don Ross Motor Sales; Moore Brothers, Chevrolet; and Clyde Overdorf Motors. The bids were referred to the Board of Public Works and that board has now made final approval. The board awarded purchase of the police car from Moore Bros, for $698.00 and trade of the vehicle now used. Don Ross Motor Sales was "awarded the purchase of the truck, a one- half ton pickup, for trade of the old one and $1,571.75. Budget Prepared For Branigin By Governor Welsh Police Battle Negro Gunman In Times Square NEW YORK (UPI) — Police battled a murder suspect in a running gun'ight in the Times Square area early today and captured him at'shotgun point in a hotel room. After a room-by-room search of the hotel where the fugitive took refuge, police discovered him hiding in a ,17th floor room. Three emergency squad officers with bullet-proof vests and shotguns kicked down the door and arrested him. The sjspect, John David Thompson, 28, a Negro,„su'ose- quently was booked for the knife-slaying of a young man in a Bronx park early Tuesday. Another man was held as an accessory to the slaying, .which a police inspector described as "falling out among thieves." The gunfight between Thompson and 10 pursuing detectives left a number of store windows shot put but no • one was wounded. The chase began when Thompson eluded a police trap on Broadway, and 45th Street in the heart of the Times Square theater district. Along 44th Street, Thompson and the police exchanged more than a dozen shots before the fjgitivc ran into the King Edwa'rd Hotel. An Army of- at least 85 police sealed off the area between Broadway and the Avenue of the Americas and began a systematic search of the hotel. Thompson was charged with !he slaying of Robert Montroy, 25, who was found in St. Marys Park in the Bronx with 24 stab wounds in his back. Wilfredo Flores, 23, was I charged as an accomplice. DUAL DEATHS DUNKIRK, Ind. (UPI)—Services will be held Thursday afternoon here for Frank G. Goodyear, 82, Dunkirk, who died Monday a • few hours after he attended the funeral of his son, Albert J. Goodyear. PURDUE SPEAKER LAFAYETTE, Ind. (UPI) — Norman M. Thomas, 81, nominated six times for president by the Socialist Party, will lecture here Thursday on the Purdue University campus. Insurance Man Tells Of Kickbacks To Democrats By HALE. MONTGOMERY United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Senate Rules Committee's wide- ranging Bobby Baker investigation turned today to a $1,500 payment received by a, former congressional employe from self-styled "bagman" Don B. Reynolds. The committee planned to summon William N. McLeod, former chief clerk to the House District of Columbia Committee, for questioning about the $1,500 he got from Reynolds. Reynolds, an insurance man from, suburban Silver Spring, Md., told the committee Tuesday he paid the money for the "many favors" McLeod had done for him. These included helping shepherd through Congress in 1960 a bill authorizing construction of the $17 million D.C. Stadium. Reynolds said he was was the "bagman" for Democratic party payoffs in 1960, including $15,000 for the campaign chest of then Sen. Lyndon B; Johnson. He said he served as the go- between in funneling up to $35,000 in alleged kickbacks from the D.C. Stadium contract to political campaign chests and to individuals, one of whom was Baker. GOP Renews Demands The committee's four-hour public hearing Tuesday, during which Reynolds was the only witness, brought renewed GOP demands for the appearance of former White House Aide Walter W. Jenkins. Sen. Carl T. Curtis, R-Neb., also accused committee counsel Lennox P. McLendon of trying to "becloud the record and discredit" Reynolds, instead of searching for the facts in the case. Committee Chairman B. Everett Jordan, D-N.C, told Curtis the requests to. summon Jenkins would have to 'be decided by the full committee. Then he snapped: "What are you laughing about? You have a vote." "That's what bothers me," Curtis replied with a smile. "It always has been 6-to-3 against me." Democrats control the committee 6-3. Reynolds' testimony ranged from the alleged D.C. Stadium kickbacks to the now-famous stereo phonograph President Johnson received from Baker in 1959. But the questioning by McLendon concentrated on the kickback charges. Republican Contention Republicans contend that hiker, who was then secretary to Senate Democrats, acted as middleman in handling $25,000 in kickbacks from contractor Matthew H. McCloskey, former chairman of the Democratic Finance Committee and onetime U.S. ambassador to Ireland. McCloskey's firm won the con-' tract for the D.C. Stadium. Reynolds'said that McCloskey agreed to overpay him by about $35,000 for a performance bond he wrote on the stadium job. The understanding was that money would, go to Democratic party campaign coffers. Reynolds got the other $10,000. He, in turn, gave $4,000 to Baker and $1,500 to McLeod. "In compliance with the previous agreement with Bobby, I transferred $5,000 to Bobby Baker on three separate occasions, each timet consisting of fifty $100 bills," Reynolds said. "I was told that these funds were to be directed for use in Mr. Johnson's campaign, and they came from the excess funds submitted to me by McCloskey & Co.," he said, adding that he had heard Baker and McCloskey discuss use of the funds by others also. He said the only name he could recall was "a Bill Green of Philadelphia." (The late Rep. William Green D-Pa., was democratic leader of Philadelphia at the time.) By HORTEN3E MYERS United Press International INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)— Indiana's lawmakers were- handed today a 1955-67 biennis! L-udij-.-t calling for a 21.5 per cent hike in current general fi-nJ expenditures. This second day of a three- day pre-Iegislative conference was highlighted by the first legislative speech of Gov. - elect Roger Branigin, and the detailed story of a proposed $1.7 billion budget he will h.>. .'c- to live with for the next two years." The budget "actually was prepared by outgoing Governor Welsh, for budgets take months of time to prepare. Even-though Branigin has been doin^ what he calls his "home work" religiously, .no man can unroll that mountainous stack of figures and change it to his own liking in the time remaining he- fore the legislature convenes Jan. 7. Cut S285 Million The revenue projection and spending program which budget director Jack Booher outlined io the legislators in a joint session already has been cut S285 million from the $2,016 billion total requested by state agencies' and departments. The bipartisan Indiana Budget Committee did the cutting jnder the watchful eye of Boo- Iher and John Hatchett, Indiana Department of Administration commissioner for Welsh, who his been reappointed to that job by Branigin. More than 65 per cent of the proposed general funJ budget would go for support of local schools and the four state colleges and universities. The total general fund spending is figured at S342.985.137 for the biennium, $17.8 million more than the budget planners are assuming will be received as revenue. It's A Red-Inker Thus, the budget is technically a deficit or red-ink budget but there are so man y "maybes" involved that the lawmakers may not get too excited about it. Booher said •it's not enough to call it a red-ink budget, opinion." He pointed out that the planning was based on "a middle forecast" by a committee which offered "a high forecast" and "a low forecast" of 1965-87 revenue. The middle forecast is $925,101,000 and assumes a mild recession late in 19S5. If the committee, headed by Indiana University Prof. York Wilburn, were to later revise its forecast or if the legislature were to take the top forecast of $942,218,000 revenue, assuming a mild recession 1 wouldn't get started until 1966, then the budget would be in the black. Booher noted also that tho budget provides for a. $28.8 million surplus as of June 30. 19S7, which would more than cover- the $17.8 theoretical "deficit." Murder Trial IsVenuedHere Stanley R. Vaughan, .accused murderer of an elderly Frankfort woman appeared in Tipton Circuit Court yesterday for arraignment on. two counts of murder in the first degree. Vaughan and his attorneys Allen Appleton, Frankfort, and Vernon St. John, Lafayette, appeared to hear the charges and enter the plea of not guilty. A request for a jury trial was granted and date of the trial was set for Feb. 1, 1985. Vaughan is charged with murder in the first degree and murder in the first degree during commission of a felony. He is chafed with having beaten Mrs. Minnie Prtiitt in her home on the night of March 14, this year, during a burglary attempt. Mrs. 'Pruitt later died of her injuries on June 7. Vaughan's case came to Tipton, County on a change'of ven-

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