The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on December 3, 1964 · Page 1
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Magic Number Days In Tipton Start Friday 4th KA.ROLD J. BURTON ARCHIES ASSISTAST III DIANA STATE LIBRA IIJDIANAPOLIS, INDIA' tpwn ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTON. INDIANA VOLUME 69, NUMBER 52- TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1944 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK By HORTENSE MYERS United Press International INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)—Members of the 1965 Indiana Legislature wound up their three-day pre-legislative conference today with a fair idea of at least some of the headaches they will face when they officially convene next month. Today's final session featured a parade of state agency, and department heads with their » recommendations for new legislation and, in all likelihood, a pitch for more money. Money occupied a large share REATENS VIET NAM AID Barry Keeps Leading Role Among GOP By WILLIAM THEIS United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI) — Sen. Barry M. Goldwater apparently intends to play a far more prominent role than many Republicans expected in shaping the future course of the GOP. The defeated Republican presidential candidate said Wednesday he would confer next Wednesday in New York City with former President Dwight D. Eisenhower and former Vice President Richard M. Nixon. Looking tanned and rested after a Caribbean vacation, the Arizona senator held forth on a wide variety of political topics in an interview at his Capitol Hill office. His comments belied the reports of other Repub- of the spotlight Wednesday wiihjhcans who had expected him the presentation of the budget prepared by the administration of outgoing Governor Welsh and with a plea from presidents of the four state-supported colleges and universities for rcstor- to fade into the background after his disastrous defeat Nov. 3. Republican governors gather in Denver this weekend for' a conference at which, among other things, they will discuss ation of funds cut from their Ithe future of the GOP in the budget requests, by the State!aftermath of that defeat. Budget Agency. Plenty of Advice The proposed budget for the | Goldwater said he did not 19S5-67 bier.nium called for an!plan to send any message to increase of S280 million in state!the governor's meeting, since spending above the present bi- he was not invited. But he had ennium. Branigin said Wedr.es- j plenty of advice to offer the day afternoon following a conference with' Welsh that he does not intend to make changes in the $1.7 billion, budget "without a lot of consideration." He said he felt the budget prepared by the administration of his fellow-Democrat was "complex and heavy" and deserved "a lot of consideration" before any changes were made. Branigin has said several times he expects to reduce state spending but has not specified any budget items he definitely plans to cut. The first criticism of the proposed budget came Wednesday from the college and university presidents who said a $3G million cut in construction money they sought will "stymie" them unless a bonding authority" law is enacted. Dr. Frederick Hovde, Purdue University president, said the Budget Agency's action in cutting the S5S million joint construction proposals of Purdue, Indiana, Ball State and Indiana State to $20 million "simply stymies us." ; "We can't 'do the job on this amount," Hovde said. He said, however, that the schools will, be able to manage if the legislature enacts a proposal giving them authority to issue construction bonds for academic buildings. He noted that a similar measure was defeated in 1963. Much of Wednesday afternoon's session was devoted to hearing reports on the work of various study committees established by the 1963 Legislature or by the Legislative Advisory (Continued on Page 6) governors: . • . "I'd say they should put down the positions of the Republican eonventidn — and their own— and see where we disagree, the extent of that disagreement, and then go on from there. "I'll swear that, there were only two places of disagreement —on the question of condemning extremism, and that of using stronger language in the civil rights plank. .. "I'd propose that they submit their suggestions to the national committee to be acted on— the words they would like to see set forth on extremism and civil rights." Both issues — and that of the reaffirmation of presidential control over nuclear weapons— were central to the moderate- conservative clash at last July's GOP convention in San Francisco. Beat Down Attempt The Goldwater forces beat down all attempts to write language in the Republican platform explicitly condemning extremism and strengthening the civil rights plank to pledge "enforcement" of the law by the President. Goldwater said he thought it would be fine for the GOP governors to have a broader policy role in the party—"if it doesn't mean curtailment of their primary role in their own states— and the primary role of any governor is to deliver .his state for his party." . "I happen to believe that we have to look to the elected members of Congress as our leaders," the senator said. "The (Continued on page 6) Abrahim Majed Abrahim of Detroit, Michigan, holds his head in pain after skidding info the wrong lane, and striking a southbound car on State Road 213 Wednesday afternoon. (TRIBUNE Photo-Engraving) Girls Spite Neighbor With "Phoney' Calls VALPARAISO, Ind. (UPI)— Two 10-year-old girls have admitted making phone calls responsible for delivery of flowers and groceries and calls by a taxicab and television repair ; man to the home of Miss Marjorie Cole. Police Chief Dale- Gott reported Wednesday that the girls were traced through the use of a tape recording made of a call to an answering service. •Miss Cole received groceries and flowers she did not order. A cab and an appliance repair man also showed up mysteriously. A furniture store got an order for a white or red couch. And a beauty parlor operator said a child made an appointment for Miss Cole to have her hair done. Mrs. Nancy Ferguson, who operates an answering service, recorded one of the phone calls and gave the tape to police. They took the tape to elementary schools and played it for teachers. None of the teachers recognized the voices. However, Gott said, when the tape was played at one school two young girls became frightened and confessed to their teacher they had ordered the merchandise and services and also made several calls to Miss Cole's home "because we didn't like her." * • WEATHER Cloudy with mixed snow and rain tcday and tonight. Freezing rain likely tonight. Friday cloudy with snow. High today low 30s. Low tonight mid 20s. High Friday low 30s. New Rioting Reported At Girls School INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) Screaming inmates smashed 12 windows and broke down doors in a semi-honor cottage at the Indiana Girls School Wednesday night and three of them escaped. . The latest disturbance at the institution where a riot in September precipitated a two- pronged investigation was blamed on refusal of officials to permit a group of girls to talk to members of the State Parole. Board. The board met at the school Tuesday and Wednesday. Authorities said it required about two hours to bring the disturbance under control. Police were not called. Two of the three' girls who escaped were recaptured shortly afterward. The third,- Janice Hamilton, 18, Gary, remained at large this morning. Donald Phillip, assistant commissioner of the State Correction Department, said several girls suffered minor cuts.in the outbreak. He said nine girls were singled out as ringleaders and were placed in a detention center. The trouble occurred in Cottage 7 where about 25. girls were housed. A few windows were broken in other cottages before the disturbance was quelled. The September riot, which caused thousands of dollars in damages, led to a grand jury investigation in Marion County and a report recommending the institution be closed. It also led to an investigation by a special committee created by Governor Welsh which received a report recommending many changes'in operation of the school. Mrs. '7reda Lyda, superin tendent at the time of the riot later resigned. ' r Donald E, Trout of Noblesville leant back against the seat of his automobile after being hit by a Michigan aute skidding into the wrong jane on State Road 213 Wednesday, afternoon, south of Windfall. (TRIBUNR Phett-lngravlnf) President Has Skin Removed From One Hand i- WASHINGTON (UPI)--President Johnson today underwent surgery to have a thickening of the skin removed from the back of his right hand. It was described by the White House as a s.mall hyperkeratosis. { . Press Secretary George E. •fieedy said the operation^ was performed in the White House with local anesthetic. He said it would not interfere with the President's duties in the slightest. This included a speech this morning at Georgetown University here. Reedy said he was informed by medical advisers that the thickening of the skin was caused by overexposure to the sun. He said there was no malignancy. Reedy described the opera tion as a "very small thing.' Johnson went ahead with the Georgetown appearance with a dressing on his hand. A reporter asked Reedy if Johnson might be "laid up" at all by the operation. Reedy replied, "Not in the slightest." The President's right hand became calloused and nicked by enthusiastic hand shaking during the presidential campaign. Reedy was asked whether that might have caused—or contributed to—the ailment. Reedy replied that he was advised that the thickening was caused by exposure to the sun. He said he understood that the thickening had "been forming for some time." (Continued on page 6) Two Injured In Crash On Windfall Road Snow, rain, ice - slickened roads and . bridges and other hazardous driving conditions accounted for a rash of automobile accidents in the county Wednesday evening and this morning. The most serious accident occurred sh^tly after the snow began to fall Wednesday afternoon when a Detroit man skidded sideways into the southbound lane on State Road 213 and struck a car being driven by 23-year-old Donald E. Trout of Noblesville. Abraham Majed Abrahim. 21, Detroit, and Trout were both taken to Tipton County Hospital where their conditions are listed as fairly good this morning. Abrahim suffered lacerations to the face and right knee and Trout suffered lacerations of the face and bruises. Both 1961 vehicles were listed as total losses by Sheriff Verl Grimme who investigated the accident. Also Total Loss . Another automobile was listed as a total -loss in a single-car accident on icy U.S. 31. Nicholas E. Walz, 22, of Ventura, Calif., lost control of his 1964 vehicle on a bridge near Butner Corner, slamming the car sideways into the bridge railing. Walz was not injured in the mishap. Ray \V. Fletcher, 24, Windfall, was also involved in a one-car mishap near Sharpsville when he started to pass a 1 truck on a country road, bu^' slid off the road instead, knocking over a utility pole and a fence post. The impact knocked a transformer off the pole and caused an estimated $450 damage to Fletcher's vehicle. Frer.k Accident A fourth accident was not caused by the snow. In a peculiar rear-end collision at the junction of U.S. 31 and Ind. 28, Flossie J. Johnson, 55,' Kempton, pulled into the rear of a (Continued on page 6) New Red Leader Asserts U.S. Is Playing With Fire Katharine Hogan Rites Saturday Miss Katharine Hogan, 76, of 503 N. West StreeL, died at 1:3C p.m. Wednesday in Tipton Hospital after an illness of several weeks. Services will be held at i a.m. Satrrday from St. John's Catholic Church' with Rev. lerome Walski officiating and burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Youtig- Nichols Funeral Home. • Miss Hogan was born Sept. 12, '888 in Attica, the daughter of Edward and Honora Hogan: She was a former private music in- jStructor in Tipton and "was a member of St. John's church. There are no immediate survivors. TRAIN DERAILED LOGANSPORT, Ind. (UPI)— Eight cars of a Pennsylvania Railroad' freight train 'derailed on the west edge of this city Wednesday night. • 9 Say No, Papa GRENOBLE, France (UPI)—"Do you take this woman to be your lawful wedcted wife?" Deputy Mayor Pierre Grillet asked a prospective groom, Jean G e I a n t, 73, Wednesday. There was a pause. Then Gelant's children, sitting behind him at the ceremony, whispered, "say no. Papa, say' no." "No," Gelant said. As the bride-to-be, Mrs. Re-naud, 61, began arguing with the reluctant groom, the deputy mayor closed his register and ordered- the whole wedding party to leave. MOSCOW (UPI) — Kremlin leader Leonid I. Brezhnev accused the United States today oi "impcrialististic" air strikes against Communist North Viet Nam and warned that Russia was prepared to "give aid" to the Hanoi regime. In a stinging attack on American actions in Viet,Nam, Cuba and the Congo, Brezhnev charged that "U.S. planes and ships strafed North Viet Nam." "Let the imperialists beware of playing with fire." the Soviet Communist party leader said. "The Soviet Union cannot remain indifferent to the fate of a sister socialist country and is prepared to render the noc- ess.lry assistance to her." He spoke at a "'friendship rally" in honor of visiting Czech President Antonin Novotny. North Viet Nam charged Wednesday that 12 U.S. warplanes, including four jets, had strafed and bombed five North Vietnamese villages in the northern section oi the demilitarized zone between South and North Vict Nam. In a major foreign policy statement, Brezhnev also mads 'he first comment frcm a top Kremlin leader on ihe Belgian- American interventi'in in the Congo to rescue white hostages. "Paratroopers dropped on ths Con«'o with the blessings of thf White House." he said, and called for a a "decisive rebuff" against the "colonizers." "This was piracy committed under the pretext of a rescue mission." Brezhnev continued. Turning to Cuba, ths Soviet leader charged that the U.S. economic blockade there, plus "orovecations" and violations of Cuba's sovereignty "seriously poison not only the atmosphere in the Caribbean area but also the international climate as a whole." It was believed to be Brezh- had been a member of a semi-| n2V - s first personal comment pro Red Sox baseball team in| 3n the situation in Viet Nam Lafayette. He had lived in that ithe Congo, and Cuba, althou**'- community for 30 years. I similar Survivors include the widow. | printed Mrs. Imogene Biltz, and a sis-jpresy Lafayette Rites, Burial Here For Charles W. Biltz Services will too held at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Mary's Cathedral Lafayette, for Charles W. (Sarge) Biltz, C8, who died of a heart attack,. Tuesday in Lafayette. The "body will then be brought to Tipton for burial in St. John's Cemetery. Friends may call anytime at Murphy's Funeral Home in Lafayette. The* deceased was a Franklin County native who formerly operated a "service station in Tipton at the present Henry's 66 location. He left Tipton in 1933 to become a member of the Indiana State Police, stationed at Lafayette. He opened a restaurant on route 52 at the edge of Lafayette in the late'30 's, known as Sarge Biltz Restaurant which grew quickly into one of the state's most famed eating places and was a popular rendezvous for sportsmen attending athletic events at Purdue University. Active Distributor, -Afte- disposing of his restaurant interests he became'presi­ dent and manager of Quality Beers, Inc., one of the state's larger beer distributorshiDS, which he was operating at i.ie time of his death. He had been a drum major for the Indiana American Legion band and a veteran of WWI, he was a member of both the American Legion and the 40 & 8. He was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral, the Elks, Lafayette Country Club, Third and Fourth degrees of the Knights of Columbus and was chairman of the Central Catholic High School Building Committee in Lafayette: In his younger days he views have often in the been Soviet ter, Mrs Carle Saner of Jackson,' Michigan.. TOURNEY DRAW LAFAYETTE, Ind. (UPI)— The American sponsored Mulii - lateral Nuclear Force (111:7) for the dsfense of western NATO, which would staff 25 NATO ships with mixed- mannd crews from NATO na- Manon Crawley's 20th annual |Uons . was cri ticized by Brezh- Lafayette High School basket- jnev as a device to put the ball holiday tourney Dec. 29-30 West crerman finger on the nu- will match Lebanon vs Michi- c i ear "button " gan City and host Lafayette .. The Sovie t Union- nke thc against Greencastle in the first cther peace . i oving countr ies, rouno -. . comes out resolutely against a Tipton won the tourney last j new dangerous concession to year, handing the host Bron-|the appetites of the military chos, the eventual state champions, their only loss of the season, 72-67. Baker Refuses Answers On Democratic Kickbacks By ARNOLD B. SAW IS LA K United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI) — A vhisperof international intrigue las crept into the Senate's long- •unning Bobby Baker investiga- ion. A host of' new allegations, one of which involved a German mystery woman, was -aised Wednesday during the Senate Rules Committee's unproductive session with Baker. Sen. Carl T. Curtis, R-Neb., asked Baker a series of questions which seemed linked to testimony given before the committee in closed session earlier his week by insurance agent Don B. Reynolds, a onetime Baker associate and a key witness in the current invest!-.' gation. Curtis asked Baker if German beauty Mrs. Ellen Rometsch, whose name has cropped up repeatedly in the case, had ever told him she was an employe of the Communist East German government Baker refused to answer that question just as he refused to answer others Curtis posed. These concerned whether Baker had used his influence in the controversial TSX 'fighter plane contract award, and whether former White House aide Walter Jenkins had helped arrange an out-of-court settlement of a law suit against him. In fact, Baker invoked constitutional protections 45 times in declining to answer, or produce records, about any oi his wide- ranging activities. It was the second time the former Senate Democratic secretary had refused to testify before the committee. Baker's refusal posed a dilemma for -the committee. Investigators now are faced wilh two completely different explanations for a $36,000 payment ts Reynolds. The money has figured prominently in t h e committee's inquiry : into the tangled insurance arrangements for construction of the J17 million District of Columbia Stadium. i The two explanations went like this: circles of Western Germany, whom they wish to enlist in the preparations for nticiear war," he said. The Soviet leader's fire was concentrated on the West, but he also took an indirect slap.at Communist China. Russia's rival in the ideological struggle within the Communist camp. Concfding the existence of "difficult problems" among the Philadelphia builder Mat-ICommunist nations, Brezhnev thew H. McCloskey, longtimejberatsd those who fail'"to Democratic party fund-raiser'"grasp the historical perspec- and former U. S. ambassador to lives and hasten to make er- Ireland. told the - commitUe roneous conclusions on this Wednesday his company mis-;basis." takenly made duplicate payments for liability insurance coverage on the stadium job. McCloskey and several execj- tives of his firm said a "goof" resulted in the double payment to a Philadelphia insurance firm and to Reynolds. He said he was taking steps to recover the money paid Reynolds and he.- denied that the • payment was part of any kickback deal to funnel money to the 1EG0 Kennedy - Johnson campaign fund. — Reynolds earlier told the committee there was no mixup at all. He said Baker.and! McCloskey had arranged in advance for the overpayment. He said he understood the "excess funds" were apportioned to the campaign and to several individuals, including Baker and himself. He called himself the "bagman" in the alleged deal. Brezhnev reaffirmed that the new Soviet leadership firmly adheres to the policy of peaceful coexistence. HIGH AND LOW NEW YORK (UPI)—The lowest temperature reported this morning to th? U.S. Weather Bureau, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, was 24 . below zero at Thief River Falls, Minn. The highest reported Wednesday was 88 at McAllen,.Tex. MAN KILLED INDIANAPOLIS' (UPI)—Harold B. •.Shrput, • 38, was killed today when his car slipped off a• jack while he-was repairing the, ignition switch; - Authorities said he died of a skull fracture.. The accident happened behind Shrout's home in southwestern Marion. County.

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