iMWrt STATS UtUU ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTIN, INDIANA VOL NUMBER 55 TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1964 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Marked Today HONOLULU (UPI) — Few people will "remember Pearl Harbor" today. ' ,- ' This is the 23rd anniversary of the sneak attack by Japan that plunged the United States into its bloodiest - war. But by official directive, the Navy will remember Pearl Harbor on May 30 — Memorial day — along with Bunker Hill, New Orleans, Gettysburg, San Juan Hill, the. Argonne. Bataan and other battles in which American fighting men were killed. Only two groups planned special ceremonies for today, the Fleet Reserve Association and the Pearl Harbor Attack Veterans Association. Delegates from both groups planned to make a pilgrimage today to the rusting hulk of the USS Arizona to pay homage to their dead comrades. They will make the short journey by Navy launch across "Pearl Harbor to '•battleship row" adjacent to Ford Island, debarking at a gleaming, half- million dollar white marble and concrete shrine that spans the sunken Arizona. There, they planned to place wreaths before a huge marble tablet bearing the names of the 1,102 men whose remains are still entombed inside the Arizona. The men were from every state in the union and from every U.S. possession and territory. They ranged in'rank from seaman apprentice to reard admiral. The youngest, % a 17-year-old seaman apprentice on the day he died would now be 40. In its own way the Navy remembers Pearl Harbor every day. The Arizona, commissioned in 1916 and sunk in her first battle 25 years later, is the only battleship still carried on the "in commission" rolls of the U.S. Navy. ' Each morning a Marine color guard boards a "gray Navy launch and rides to the decks- awash Arizona, arriving"shortly before 8 a .m. Then, at precisely 8, in unison with the flags of all other ships in the harbor, the. Arizona's colors are hoisted to the top of her mast. The flag aboard the Arizona has flown at half-mast on only one December 7 since she settled to the muddy bottom of Pearl Harbor 23 . years ago. That was last year whan the ship was officially in mourning for President Kennedy. The ship itself still "weeps" oil from fuel tanks ruptured during her death throes on Dec. 7, 1S41. The oil drifts in a wavering strand that disappears before it reaches the harbor entrance and the open sea. LICFNSES ON SALE Tipton Count}' motorists wishing to reserve a special number for their 1965 automobile license plates should have their order in now according to local bureau employees. Costs for the reservation is one dollar and of course, must be accom 1 panied by >a statement from the county clerk that no property taxes are due. The new plates will be green with reflective white numerals and will go on sale to the general public January 4. < Legislators Reveal Stand On Slate Tax By HORTENSE MYERS United Press International INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — A UPI poll of 19S5 lawmakers showed today that .twice as many favor retaining the two per cent Indiana sales tax ds favor repealing that tax. UPI sent questionnaires on 14 issues to the 150 legislators. Seventy-five replied for precisely a 50 per cent response. The responded included 23 of the 50 senators and • 49 of the 100 representatives, plus three who did not indicate which house they are in. .Those who replied included 14 Republican representatives and 6 Republican senators, a little more than half the total on the minority side, and 34 Democratic representatives and 17 Democratic senators, a little less-than half the total on the majority side. 48 Oppose Repeal Forty eight opposed repeal of the sales tax and 24 favored repeal. Those favoring repeal were all Democrats, 17 in the House and 7 in the Senate, while those favoring retention included all 20 Republicans and 28 Democrats. A few of those opposing repeal stipulated; they favor some amendments, including larger allowances for food and drug costs, and others qualified their votes by saying they might change their minds if a suitable replacement for the sales tax tion of this revenue source'. The great bulk of legislators of both faiths favor repealing the household goods and. poll taxes. \_ The vote for repealing the household goods portion of the local property tax was 68 to 3, with only two Democratic representatives and one Demo-, cratic senator against elimination of this evenue source. Poll Tax Must Go The vote for repealing the poll tax was 62 to 9, with 6 Democrats and 3 Republicans dissenting. One Democratic representative who favored doing way ivith the household goods tax qualified his vote by saying he wants repeal "unless the sales tax is repealed." There also was an overwhelming sentiment in favor of amending the adjusted gross income tax, the second part of the tax package enacted by the 1963 Legislature. The vote was 45 to 11, but several who voted for amending it specified they were thinking only of "minor technical amendments" or "clarifications." HAIL THE QUEEN! Sharpsville - Prairie's homecoming queen was crowned Saturday night at the halftime of the Spartan-Marion Bennett game. The queen and her court are first row, left to right: Sharon Underwood, Barbara Reese. Queen Margie Roode, Vickie Lynch, Kathy Zirkle. and Mel Phillips. Second row Donnie Warner, Bill Cage, Albert Miller,. David Harper, Eric Eaton, and Tony Ennis. (TRIBUNE Photo-Engraving) FIVEr FINED Five persons' paid nearly S100 in Justice of the Peace fines levied last week. John E. Stre- za, 19, Robert Crezar, 22, and Charles V. 22, all of Kokomo were assessed speeding fines along with Victo R. Lewis, 43, Frankfort. All but Streza piad $22.75; his fine was $27.75. An Elwood youth. Rick A. Manis, 17, paid $18.75 for failure t o obey a stop sign. Defense Budget Estimated At $50 Billion WASHINGTON (UPI) — Defense Secretary Robert S. _£Ic- Namara is "almost certain" his department's- budget for the coming fiscal year can be held to $50 billion or less. McNamara delivered his estimate to President Johnson Saturday during a two-hour conference in which they reviewed preliminary defense figures for the budget that will 1 go to Congress in January. Discussing the session later with newsmen, the secretary said he believes the obligation- al authority for his department will be slightly less than S40 billion — a figure he said was "substantially below anything in recent years." McNamara said that his figures for actual spending and obligational authority — the value of purchases the department makes — were "tentative." But, he added, "it looks to me almost certain that expenditures will be $50 billion or less." The military spending for the current fiscal year is estimated at $49.8 billion, representing about half of the total current federal budget. McNamara said the lower figure for obligational authority is ("perhaps a more important figure" in assessing military spending. For fiscal years 1963 and 19S4, he said, obligational authority was running at something over $51 billion annually. He said economies in defense spending are being made despite the fact that the Pentagon has incurred a $1 billion annual increase in salary lev- Powers That Be To Keep Burch GOP Chairman By LOWRY BOWMAN United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI) — A move by "moderate" Republican governors to oust GOP National Chairman Dean Burch may not receive the support of the party officials who will have the final say, a UPI survey indicates. Some GOP national committeemen and committeev.omen queried Sunday were openly scornful of the governors' plans. A total of. 65 votes are needed to remove Burch when the National Committee meets Jan. 23. The committee members represent the same grassroots organization which was instrumental in gaining Sen. Barry M. Goldwater the GOP presidential nomination. Burch was Goldwater's choice for the top party post. Committeewoman Mrs. William Addington of Kansas, summed up the feeling of a number of her colleagues who are apparently remaining loyal to the Goldwater camp. "They couldn't agree on a candidate to stop Goldwater, and I don't think th?y can agree on a successor for Burch," she said. The governors contend that a declaration of principles they adopted at their meeting in Denver last week means the end for Burch. Among other things the statement calls for a els and pension commitments | broad-based party that includes for retired personnel Reductions are being effected because the department's "cost reduction- program is gradually gaining momentum," McNamara said. He said the nation is getting "a continuing increase (Continued on paqe 6) FORMER PLAYERS for SharpsvHle »nd Prairie. High School* turn out In support of their one-year old consolidated school at Saturday'* Homecoming cs th* "Bpartini" notched up their second victory in a row in a triumph over iBennett High School of Marlon. . • . : (TRIBUNE Photo-Engraving) diverse viewpoints Tennessee Chairman Harry Carbaugh. answered this by saying "I think these gentlemen will find in the end that the heart, of the Republican party is far more conservative than liberal." He said he would support a change in party leadership- only if a conservative could be elected chairman. Wisconsin GOP Chairman Talbot Peterson said he through;' Burch would have more than enough committee votjs to win in a showdown. Wisconsin committeewoman Mrs. Byron Ising added that she would support Burch 'and that the governors' meeting took place too. soon after • the election to allow for : 'clear thought." Idaho Gov. Robert E. Smylie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, and Michigan Gov. George Romney both said in television interviews Sunday that Bjrch was mt'(h-s man to lead the party back to power. •There has been no evidence in the last several months that there was any , dssire on the iarf of Mr. Burch to approach the future of the Republican i p^rty on the basis of including rather than • excluding," Romney said. He termed Burch 's ouster "essential." Smylie said the GOP governors built a shoe at their meeting in Denver, "and I have grave doubt that Mr. Burch can wear the shoe with comfort." Triple Services Here Tuesday Triple services will be held at 10 a.'m. Tuesday from the Leatherman-Morris Funeral Home for Mr. and Mrs. David A. Linsley and their four-year- old son,. David Scott Linsley, killed Friday evening in an automobile accident near Nob- les'ville. Rev. Norval Lyon will officiate and burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. 5' r i e nds may call anytime. The husband, 29, was the son of Albert and Alice (Quinn) Linsley, born in Indianapolis April 2S, 1935. He was a\.graduate of Broadripple High School, a Korean War Veteran and loan manager of the Associate Finance Co., in Indianapolis wher he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Two sisters, survive him: Mrs. Robert Bruce Eidson o f Indianapolis and Mrs. John Mciirton of St. Louis. The son, David Scott, w a s born in 1960 in Anderson and is also survived by two sisters, Pamela June and Lora Ann, both at home in Anderson. Traffic Toll Slows Down Over Weekend Three trairic mishaps occurred in Tipton County over the weekend as the rash of weather-caused accidents began to slow down. A Friday evening accident involved Daisy Stoker. 29, 328 Sweetland Ave. and Bobby Mahanty, 25, 215 Sweetland. The Stoker woman was making a left turn from Green Street onto Jefferson when she struck the side of the Mahaney auto. Damage to Mahaney's car was estimated at $175 while damage to the Stoker machine was around $10. Michael G. Regnier, 19, 233 S. Independence St., was following a state highway truck on Ind. " 28 when the driver, Ralph ' Royles, Kempton, stopped to avoid the car in front of him. Regnier applied h i s brakes, but failed to stop, skidding into the rear of the truck. Damage to his car was estimated at $400 but the truck was unmarred. A third accident occurred Saturday morning when Dale Rush, R R 1, Windfall,. hit a bridge one and three-fourth miles north of Windfall on State Road 213. Rush said he swerved to miss another car stopped on the road. State police arrested the driver of the other vehicle, Cecil E. Anderson, 41, RR 4, Tipton on a charge of public intoxication. Arrested earlier in the week for involvement in a property damage accident was Melvin R. Sallec, 23, for "driving heedless of probably injury to safety, property or rights of others. Sallce was stopped at the intersection of Harmony Street and Ind. 28 in West Elwood. An Elwood motorist, Daniel E. Culp, 23, ' was arrested Saturday for passing on a curve on State Road 28. Mutual Security, Peace Of World ubject of Talks S Dies Today •Michael T. Kilroy, husband of the former Collette Mattingly of Tipton' County, died at 8:30 a.m. today in Chicago. Survivors include a son John and five grandchildren of Mt. Prospect, Illinois. Details of services, expected to be held Thursday, will be announced Tuesday in the Tribune. WEATHER Cloudy today and tonight with a little light snow this afternoon and tonight. Tuesday considerable cloudiness and a little warmer. High today upper 20s. Low tonight near 15. Rites Wednesday For John Hutto John P. Hutto, 89, died in the Siegler Nursing Home, Arcadia, at 9 a. m. Sunday. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Warner Funeral Home in SharpsvHle, with Rev. Estel Neace officiating and burial will be in SharpsvHle Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Tuesday. The deceased was born i n Howard County, May 5, 1875, son of John P. and Marcella (McKay) Hutto. He was married Dec. 4, 1896 to the former Jeannic Grishaw, in Sharpsville, and she preceded him in death Dec. 18, 1954. He was the oldest member of the Sharps vHle Methodist Church and was a brickmason after graduation from the New Hope School i n Tip*ton County. Survivors include two sons, Clark N. and Kenneth A. Hutto, bcth of SharpsvHle; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. - Tragedy Strikes Murrays Again The Tipton Fire Department was called to fight a one and a half hour Haze at the Walter O. Murray home Saturday afternoon. The residence at 129 E. South Street was discovered afire about 1:45 p. m. 7'ire, smoke and water, caused extensive damage in all parts of the structure and the loss was estimated between five and ten thousand dollars. Cause of the blaze was not immediately determined, but fire officials suspected "hot pipes" in and around the furnace. No one was in the home at the time as the •Murray family had left that morning on a. trip to Florida for a rest and vacation. Officers Elected The SharpsvHle Lodge 2 6 3, Masons, elected new officers in a regular meeting Saturday night. The new officers are Kaye Cunningham, worshipful master; Fred Sellers, senior warden; Carl Brophy, junior warden; George Harper, treasurer; Walter A. McElfresh, secretary and Ardcll Richter, three-year trustee. These officers then appointed the following: Jesse Dye, senior deacon; Keith Ewing, junior Deacon; Leo Stokes, r.onior steward; Everett Fisher,-junior steward; James Hamilton, chaplain; and Carl Hanshaw, Tyler. FATHER SLAIN . ROCKPORT, Ind. (UPI)—Two teenage boys today were scheduled to be formally charged in connection, with the slaying of the father of one of them. Spencer County authorities said specific charges against Steven Everett, 15. R.R. 2, Richland City, and Robert Hall, 14, Hatfield, would be filed this morning. In the meantime, the youths were held on parole violation charges. Authorities said they went to the Everett boy's home Friday night to question him in connection with a series of car thefts in the. Evansville area. When they got there, they found bloodstains in the house and in the trunk of the fa'mily car. Later, the Everett boy told police Hall shot his father, Tom Everet, 50, three times.with a shotgun and the two disposed of the body in a strip mine. pit. •Hall was arrested early Saturday and told police what Everett said was ture. Authorities said both boys were convicted previously on theft charges and were on parole. Self Control in Viet Nam is Major Factor in Its Future By DONALD-H. MAY United Press In'ernutional WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. officials maintained their silence on the Viet Nam situation today, but some basic conclusions are beginning to emerge from the Johnson administration's intensive strategy review this past week. Until U.S. Ambassador Maxwell D. Taylor has discussed with the South Vietnamese government the proposals resulting from the review, responsible officials in Washington refusa to talk about what measures might be undertaken. But it is now possible to report some conclusions in the assessment of the problem itself which have emerged from tho talks which Taylor held with top officials here. These cover questions of political stability, security from guerrilla operations, in'iltraton, and the continuing nature of the war. They can be summarized as follows: Two Biggest Factor* —It still is believed that the two biggest factors are stability of the government and security in the countryside, that if tho war is to be won at all it still must be fought and won basically inside South Viet Nam it- seli. —The major immediate threat is political more than military. The mon'h-old government of Premier Tran Van Huong is in a fragile state. The militant Buddhist movement of Thich Tri Quang appears to be gearing up for a major political assault. .The government' may face a major test of strength over this in the next few weeks. If it passes the test, however, there is reason to hope South Viet Nam mightly slowly move nto a period of having more of a functioning Central government than it has had for.sev eral years, with resulting'''im provement of operations in : the countryside, i .. -. Huong's personal determination has impressed U.S. officials. His. slate of ministers' is considered more competent than the country has had in the past. The new regime is prob ably as close as the country can come for the present to a system cf broadly based government Terrcrism Increases —Communist terrorism has increased during the past year. In the space of a year more than 1,CC0 significant local officials throughojt the country have been assassinated. Since summer there has been a slow deterioration of security in the northern provinces, which previously had bsen among the most secure. Viet Cong guerrillas, earlier driven into the mountains, have been returning to these areas, sacking some villages and controlling substantial areas by night. At the same time, the situation in vkey provinces around Saigon has not been improved by the placing of jnore government troops there.. : t ; a ,". ' —Infiltration of' Communists from North Viet Nam.'.tJarpjigh Laos and to a lesser extept by sea, has definitely risen during the past year.' The extent of this'increase still is the subject of Intensive analysis. By STEWART HENSLEY United Press International . WASHINGTON (UPI)—President Johnson and visiting British Prime Minister Harold Wilson today began a crucial series of talks on the future shape of the Western Alliance. They exchanged pledges to work together for mutual socarity and the peace of the world. "We can begin together to explore complex and important problems facing us and facin \ our allies," the President toM Wilson at a. formal welcoming ceremony on the White House lawn. Wilson, taking note of the "stresses and strains" which are plaguing the NATO powers, promised that Britain would make the greatest contribution it could to new arrangements for nuclear strategy as well as' on other issues. This morning's SO - minute meeting was scheduled to be : followed by another session between Johnson and Wilson Into today and two more Tuesday. The prime minister leaves for New York and Canada early Wednesday. Johnson skirted the controversial issue of an American- proposed NATO nuclear surface leet in his opening remarks. However, Wilson mentioned the need for assuming "responsibility in nuclear matters" and said that Britain would seek to 'make our contributions." Wilson's new Labor government, in power less than two months, is reluctant to join the international nuclear force as suggesed oy the United States and wants to downgrade; and submerge it in a broad?r; scheme. The President and the prime minister planned to get down to business immediately following a formal welcoming ceremony, complete with military honors on the south lawn of the White Home. When Wilson arrived Sunday night at nearby Andrews Air joree Ease, Md., he was greeted informally by Secretary of State Dean Rask and protocol officials. Wilson, a blunt Yorkshireman whose Labor party won a slender victory in Britain's October elections, told newsmen at the airport he considered his talks wih Johnson to be "vitally important." Coordinate Control The major task confronting Johnson and Wilson' was to coordinate control of nuclear weapons and forces within the Western Alliance in the face of French President Charles de Gaulle's refusal to even consider the subject. (Continued on page 6) Representatives Of Tipton Attend State Meeting A delegation " of the Tipton County Chamber of Commerce headed by Mayor Ray Rench and Chamber Secretary Ir.wn Santa, recently att?nd;d the State Chan." meeting in Indianapolis. Governor-elect It o g c r D. Branigin ad.lrcssed iho meetint tvhtch also elected its 19B5 officers and passed several resr>ki- :ions which it will support during the nsst s:s=ion o< the Indiana Legislature. Two members of thit Legislature. Rep. Mike Ctouser, KK 4, Tipton, and Sen. Keith McCormack, Lebanon, were guests at 'the Tipton table for the. Legislative Lunch- son held in the Egyptian Room of the Murott Theater. Among the resolutions called for by the Chamber were support for the continuation of a "moderate and stable tax structure," reapportionment of the legislature with one house, bes- sd on. other than a population 'oasis, and an opposition of the repeal of the state "right to work" law. Th3 elected officers are Wal- terjAV.: Walb, Koft Wayns, president; John y*. fisher, Muncie, first vice-presidept; .and Otto N. Frenzel, Indianapolis, treasurer... ' • •; • • ; ' Others' attending from Tipton County were Gene Hoffman, Robert Stoops, Richard Regnier and Ralph Wilburn.
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