The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on December 11, 1964 · Page 1
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T HAROLD J BURTOJI;' ASSISTS* ARCHIVES A ^r L iBaia? ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTIN, INDIANA TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11. 1964 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK CRUSHED UNDER CAR •MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (UPI) —David Harry Showecker, 18, Quincy, was crushed to death Thursday, when a jacked-up car under which he was working to make mechanical repairs slipped off the supports in the yard of his rural home. FOUR CAPTURED PLAINiFIELD, Ind. (UPI) — An alert patrolman today captured four men and recovered money taken from a supermarket a half-mile away and 20 minutes earlier. Charged with armed robbery of Galyan's Supermarket were James Katz, 30, and Fiare Carlbucci, 44, Toledo, Ohio; Salvatore Magmasco. 40, Cleveland, O h io , and Raymond Smith, 39, Plainfield. The loot was recovered by patrolman Lee Miller but the amount was not disclosed. .HORSE AGED 40 : BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (UPI)— Otto Funkhouser said today the white horse in his barn is 40 years old. > He knows because he bought her as a halfbreed Indian pony mare when she was six years old, and Dixie has been a family pet through most of Mr. and Mrs. Funkhouser's 51 years of married life. Funkhouser said a 40-year-old horse is equivalent to a 120- year-old human being. He said the mareC-was used mostly as a workhorse on the Funkhouser farm for many years, but she does little these days except mark time in her stall, although she still trots around the barnlot occasionally. "We're just keeping her for a keepsake," Funkhouser said. Dixie has foaled numerous colts. Her first, Patches, also is a pet of the family and is "real smart." She can count up to 20 by stomping her hoof when Funkhouser calls out a number. TAVERN HELD UP GARY, Ind. (UPI)—The Cozy Corner Tavern in the city's downtown business district was held up by three gunman early today and police said they fled with about $3,500-$4,000. The holdup brought the number of such crimes in the Steel City to about 30 in the last four weeks, authorities said. CHANGES PLEA HAMMOND, Ind. (UPI)—Willie Wilson, 44, Gary, pleaded guilty to two counts of violation of federal narcotics laws here Thursday just as he was about to go on trial in U.S. Distric Court. Wilson, who was arrested at a Gary hotel on March 16, 1963, originally had pleaded innocent to the 10 count indictment. He changed his plea on two of the counts just before the scheduled start of the trial. Judge' George Beamer ordered a pre-sentence investigation/ He did riot set a date for sentencing. ' ' Federal agents who arrested Wilson said he was involved in one of the largest narcotics operations in northern Indiana. At the time of his arrest they confiscated drugs worth an estimated $4,000. J-C Junior High Lists Honor Roll The Honor Roll for Jackson Central Junior High was an-, nounced today by Principal Marvin R. Atkins. A seventh grade student, Steve iElIer made the Honor-Standing. Those ,on jthe honor-^foil' from seventh grade are .DiVid Baitz, Dale Earl, Bruce Hartley, Lynn Hildenbrand,: Deboran Hughes, Margaret Ktt^ng^ri-Pam Spurgeon- and Patty Wright. Eighth igradert? the); honor roll are'fed Snyder, Damly Stover, Marianna Haddock and Roberta Payne. U.S. ORBITS LUNAR Audit Reveals Shortage In Franklin Bank FRANKLIN, Ind. (UPI) — A Franklin bank revealed today that a routine examination has disclosed a shortage of about $34,200 in the accounts of a trusted woman employe. Rolland H. Neese, president of the Union Bank & Trust Co., said the employe has been "relieved of her duties and has left the bank pending further investigation." Neese said the 'Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting a probe of the case. He said the FBI had received no written statement from the employe as yet. The bank declined to identify the ernploye. At Indianapolis, the FBI confirmed it was investigating but said it could reveal no information. A spokesman said the case will be turned over to the U.S. district attorney's office today. Neese issued a statement saying the shortage was disclosed 'as a result of an examination being conducted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp." He said the shortage was discovered Monday afternoon in a routine examination of the accounts and information was withheld to give the FBI a chance to investigate before the case received any publicity. Neese said the bank's auditors "will continue with a complete audit of the bank's accounts to insure that they are all in proper order." 'However," he added, "they do feel that the current amount which is disclosed is the entire amount of the. shortage.'.' "The 'shortage is "currently being investigated by .the FBI and it may be some time before they reach an3' conclusions in the matter," Neese said. "As a result of an examination being conducted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., a shortage has been disclosed in the accounts of one of the employes of the Union Bank & Trust Co.," the statement said. "The employe has been relieved of her duties and has left the bank pending further investigation. The shortage in accounts appears to be $34,200 and is fully covered by the bank's blanket bond which is issued by the U.S. Fidelity & Guaranty Co. and is written through the bank's own insurance department. 'The bank carries total fidelity coverage of $1,175,000 on all their officers and employes. The shortage has been reported to the bank's bonding company and ,they are ready to make settlement as soon as the proof of loss is signed. "The bank's auditors will continue with a complete audit of the bank's accounts to insure that they are all in proper order. However, they do feel that the current amount which is disclosed is the entire amount of the shortage." HELICOPTER FOILS BANK ROBBERY— Keith Donald Moore, 24, pauses at a drinking fountain in police station in Atlanta. Ga., after his arrest in attempted -robbery of a branch of the Citizens & Southern Bank. He fled with bank employe Mrs. Suzanne Ingle (shown on return to the bank) as hostage in her own car, and was tracked down and captured by Patrolman Joe Collins, who was broadcasting traffic conditions from a helicopter. Moore had held two bank employes hostage in their home all night. Mrs. Ingle identified Moore as the same man who robbed the bank of $23,000 last June. Christmas Party HeldbyFHA At High School Members of the Tipton High School Chapter, Future Homemakers of America', met in the Home Economics Department for their annual Christmas Party last night. President Janice Russell conducted a business meeting, with minutes and roll call by Linda Carter, chapter secretary. Miss Russell reminded members to bringi their contributions for the Christmas cheer, basket which .tjie chapter will give to a distressed family. Marta Ancarani, American Field Service Exchange Student, who is making her home for the school year with Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Cochran and family, was guest speaker. Miss Ancarani gave an informal, interesting and informative talk on Christmas customs in her country. She comes from Argentina, and lives in Villa Maria, a city of about 45,000, located in Codoba Province. Members asked questions about teen-age customs in Argentina, finding many of them different from their own. Refreshments were served at the close of the meeting to Miss Ancarani, the chapter members present and Mrs. Charles Mcintosh, F.H.A. sponsor. DIES OF BURNS NEW CASTLE, Ind. (UPI)— A fire which swept a south side house Wednesday morning claimed its second life today. Barbara Bennett, 17, died in Henry County Hospital this morning from second and third degree burns suffered when flames caused $2,000 damage to her home. Barbara's 3-year-old brother, Michael, was killed by the fire. His body was found in the ruins. The children were asleep when the fire occurred. They were children of Mrs. Lula Dillow. MOOCHES DIMES TO SEE' HIS GIRL— tale freshman Clayton B. Day Jr., 18, displays in' New Haven, Conn, part of tha $225 he la mooching from classmates, a dime each,'to get money to gd to Reno, Nev;, at ChrUtmaa ttatf to-aee his, girl; 16-year-old high schooler 'Megan Waldo; (shown). She "can't wait" to see him; They met last summer aboard the liner Queen Elizabeth, and haven't seen each other .since. Wife, Boyfriend Face Charges in Murder Plot BUFFALO, N.Y. (UPI) — A 22-year-old red-haired wife and her bartender boyfriend were being held in Erie County jail today pending grand jury action on charges of conspiring to murder the woman's husband. City Judge James B. McKenna Thursday ordered Mrs. Peggy Jo Johnt and Robert Pitz, £4,. returned to jail in lieu of $5,000 bail each following a five hour .preliminary hearing in city court. McKenna ruled that sufficient evidence has been presented to establish the commission of a crime and to connect the two defendants with it. The conspiracy charge they face is a felony. If convicted they would face up to 25 years in prison. The alleged victim, Paul E. Johnt, 25, made a brief app?ar- ance on the witness stand before the judge bound the defendants for grand jury action. Taped telephone conversations reportedly between police and the defendants were played in court. At one point the courtroom heard a voice identified as Pitz's dicker over the price for the murder and offer to "pop another deuce." Police said this would' have brought the total payment for the murder to $1,700. The bespectacled Johnt, a machinist, was the fourth person called by defense attorneys. Robert M. Murphy and Nathan D. Seeberg. Police Commissioner William Schneider, Sgt. Michael Ervolina and Chief of Police Special Intelligence Michael A. Amico also were summoned (Continued on page 6) Party Sunday For Children Of Knightstown The annual Christmas Party sponsored by Tipton Legion Post 40 for Children of Knightstown Home will be held at the Legion Home here in Tipton at 1:30 Sunday afternoon and the public is invited to be present and watch the enjoyment of the youngsters as Santa distributes gifts among them. Thirty children will be guests of the local post, arriving here at approximately 10:30 a.m. by •bus from Knightstown. All local parents sponsoring the children are requested to be at the Legion Home by 10:15, bringing v/ith them for placement under the tree/ the gifts which will be distributed that afternoon. . The ; youngsters will then be taken to the various homes sponsoring them for dinner and a "get-acquainted" session. They will be brought back to the Legion Home at 1:30 for the Party and gift distribution and at three o'clock will board the bus for -the return trip to Knighstown. The program is co- chairmaned by Eugene Rltz and Mrs. Malcolm Porter. M. L. Beaver^ Rites Pending Services will be announced Saturday by the MeMullan-Rude Funeral Home in Kempton for Martin Lloyd Beaver, Kempton route 1, who died at 8:05 a.m. today in Tipton County Hospital where he had 'been a patient for two weeks. The deceased was born in Tipton County July 15, 1888, son of Joseph Martin and Julictta (Comstock) Beaver. He was married Dec. 24, 1914 to the former Ethel Ryan.JHe was i lifelong farmer in the Jefferson Township area, a member of Hills Baptist Church and Kempton Masonic Lodge No. 692. Survivors include a brother, Lafe Beaver. Tipton, several nieces anr nephews. Car Damaged The snow-slickened burm of Indiana 28 caused about $300 damage to the small foreign car of James E. Sizelove, 19. Elwood, in the only accident reported in the county Thursday evening. Sizelove said he was traveling east on Ind. 28 about a quarter mile west of Tipton when his car left the road on the right side, slid in the snow, hit a sign then skidded back across the left side of the road coming to a • stop against another sign. Sizelove was not injured in the mishap. WEATHER Rain today, ending tonight.. Saturday mostly cloudy. High today in the low 50s. Low tonight, around 40. High Saturday near 50. U. 5. Pledges Increased Aid To Viet Nam SAIGON, South Viet Nam (UPI)—The United States has pledged to. step up its aid to South Viet Nam in the fight to crush the Communists, a government communique said today. The Uni'ed States also "expressed full support for the duly constituted government" of Prime Minister Tran Van Huong. The pledge of government support and of'additional military and economic • assistance came in the face of.new Buddhist demands for Huong's overthrow and some of tha bitterest fighting of the war- during the past week. Khanh Attacked Simultaneously, it \va? disclosed that Lt. Gen. Nguyen Khanh, commander of the armed forces and military "strong man" of the country, was fired on by Red gunfire this morning. Khanh's office said the general and Deputy Premier Nguyen Luu Vien were about to board a plane following an overnight inspection trip of Phu Quoc Province 190 miles southwest of Saigon when the Reds opened fire on the airstrip. Shell fragments damaged two transport planes on the field, but Khanh and Vien escaped unharmed. The Reds were driven off. ' The defense ministry also disclosed that Communist forces revenged an earlier setback in their offensive southeast of Saigon by wiping out a government armored column Wednesday in one of the costliest ambushes of the war. The Reds' killed 12 government troops and wounded 31 others, with an additional 10 missing and possibly captured. ,Thcy also destroyed six U. S."- supplied M113 armored personnel carriers a - " 1 captured or destroyed a massive array of weapons in the ambush 39 miles southeast of Saigon. Decision In Washington The American promise of mere help for this embattled nation was the result of U. S. Ambassador Maxwell Taylor's recent trip to Washington during which he discussed future policy with President Johnson and high administration officials. Meanwhile, government casualty reports indicated today that the Communists are paying a high price for their current offensive in the central mountain area. Six Americans have been killed and a seventh is listed as "missing in action" in the latest Viet Cong push. But a spokesman for the South Vietnamese Defense Ministry said at least 200 guerrillas have been cut down in the past three days. (Continued on Page 6) Hydrogen-Fueled Centaur Believed In Parking Orbit' License Revoked For Sixty Days By Special Judge Special Judge Frank Dice heard John Rice change his plea to guilty of a reckless driving charge Thursday. Rice was ordered to pay court costs and had his driving license suspended for 60 days. Judge Dice also dismissed a charge of public intoxication against Rice on motion by the State prosecutor and continued a third charge of driving while under the influence of intoxication. Another special .'udge, Everett Lucas of Clinton Circuit Court set. trial date for December 29, for Richard A. Huffman who is accused of cheek forgery. Judge Oliver Whcatley had Ar.vel Oren Wiison before him to answer charge of violating his probation. Wilson was sentenced October 1, to six months for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, but was given a suspended sentence on strict goad behavior. Wilson was arrested again over last weekend with an 18-year-old youth on charges of public intoxication. Only other court action found Terry M. James, 18, Kokomo, paying $22.75 in J.P. court for a charge of speeding. Appropriations Get Attention cf Commissioners The Tipton County Commission announced today that the County Council will meet Saturday in the auditor's chambers to consider appropriations, for the final quarter of this year. The Commissioners a!so asked that ladies wishing to use the women's lounge on the northwest side of the courthouse should use the interior doors by entering the courthouse -building at its western entrance. The Commissioners said the old (:oor was blown off in a recent windstorm and that it was nailed up until the new door, which must be specially fitted, arrives. By AL ROSSITtR JR. United Press International CAPE KENNEDY (UPI)—A high - powered Atlas Ceniaur moon rocket shot into orbit around the e3rth today on a. tough, practice run for next year's scheduled launch of a lunar landing space craft. It was the second -orbital success in four flights for HID troubled $550 million Centaur development program that is three years behind schedule. The hydrogen-fueled Centaur second stage carried for the first time a simple 2,100 - pound weight model of its future p:«j- e c t surveyor payload — a spidery robot' that will land cameras and instruments OT the moon to explore astronaut landing sites. The centaur used its o - .vn ! guidance system for, the first | time to send it on a launch | trajectory that fjture surveyor j flights will take and put it into an orbit about 105 miles aboo I the earth. , | "Based on preliminary in'c.r- j mation. the Centaur is in a I 'parking oroit." " a Space Agency spokesman said. Af.er reaching orbit, the 411- foot long Centaur-payload unit was programed to coast 25 minutes. Then, upon signal, from its electronic brain. Centaur was to restart its two engines for the first time in space and shoot into a hisher orbit. The 112-foot Atlas Centaur combination blasted from its launch pad at -:V5 a.m. F>T and began its 9 L i; minute climb into space atop a bngnt OUII^J column of flame. The shot wound up th? year 's . busiest space week and fol- | lowed Thursday 's SJCCP.-OUI ! orbital test o. r the new Titan 3-A military space rocket. The last Centaur failed to reach orbit on June 30 because cf a hydraulic pump fajiu:v. However, the space agency said most of the test's .objectives were achieved. The first Atlas-Centaur combination blew up in May. 19£>. and resulted in a scries of stormy government investigations. The second shot a y.>ar ago was a success and marked the first flight of a hydrogen rocket. • Car Stolen A 19G5 Plymouth was stolen from a parking space in front cf Compton's Hardware store between 8:40 and 9:00 a.m. this morning. The two-tone green four-door sedan belongs to Dempsy Goodnight, 209'--j Armstrong St., and bears a license number, S0A4326. Goodnight said the keys were in the car when he left it to do some shopping Civil Rights Charges Against 19 Arrested By ROBERT GORDON United Press International MERIDIAN, Miss. (UPI) — The federal government pressed today for an immediate federal grand jury hearing of evidence, including an alleged confession, against 21 -white men arrested in the slaying of three civil rights workers. U. S. Commissioner Esther Carter shocked the Justice Department Thursday by throwing out the confession as hearsay evidence and dismissing the federal civil rights charges against 19 of the men. » ' Acting Atty, ; Gen. Nicholas Katzenbach, in Washington, called upon federal District Judge Harold Cox, currently holding court.. in Gulfport, to reconvene a grand . jury' "to hear these matters as^promptly as possible." . • ... , After the story hearing Thursday, two of the arrested suspects, Neshoba County Sheriff Lawrence Rainey and Deputy Cecil Price, left the courthouse chatting and. joking .with friends. But they, gave terse "no comments" to newsmen, Six-Month Investigation " iFBI agent Henry. Rask" of Atlanta told Miss Carter the FBI obtained the reported confession after six months of thorough investigation of the killing of the two white youths and the Negro near Philadelphia, Miss., last June. Rask said agents covered hundreds of miles of back country roads during the questioning of more than' 1,000 persons. He said the confession was obtained from Horace Doyle Barnette, 25, a former. Meridian truck driver, during three days of interrogation last November. Barnette was one of the 21 men arrested by - FBI agents last week. Miss Carter ruled the confession . would be .'hearsay and inadmissible, unless Barnette were in the courtroom and the confession itself produced. Justice Department Attorney Robert Owen of Washington be-', gan citing cases in-which such evidence had, been accepted but' Miss Carter shut off his.argu­ ments. : ..':-.. ... Drops Charges .•:•-.- - * Frustrated 1 and unwilling; to reveal the <contents oof tie confession" Itself, lOwen-. said j."waj will produce' no.^ more.evi/ Dismissed in Slaying dence." Miss Carter quickly dropped charges against the 19 suspects. Civil rights leaders and groups expressed shock and indignation. The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) denounced the ruling as "chaos and anarchy rampant" in Mississippi. . Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in Oslo,. Norway, to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, called for a nationwide economic boycott of Mississippi products unless ways can be found to bring "justice for all men in that state." Executive Secretary Roy Wilkins of, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) said "We are deeply -shocked as we are certain most. Americans of all races are." Jus 'ice Department sources in Washington said the. decision would have little practicali«f- fect. on, the..case, since, a fed^ £raf grand^jUry would have to consider t ^e^case in.'ahy .event.' T^hey" expressed-.surprise,' how. •e.yer^' since ntnV.,ruIeV ''against hearsay, ^evidence. ,npr ?naijy ap-. pjy />nly Ja a \ trial.'.'^ ' . Skating Rink To Get Fresh Ice The Tipton Street Department tcday announced it has completed cleaning tf the ice rink in !he city park and will pr.ir new water into the pond far the r.cxt freeze. The cleaning was necessary because o! the rain and w.rmer temperatures which reduced the previous ice to slush. Commissioner Plake has asked tli:it all persons stay off the risk untill the ice has had a chance 1i> thicken as any breaks wiil cause a rough surface. Public Invited Sunday To Hear Choramarians The public is 'invited to visit Kalhcrinc Hall, at St. Joseph's Academy at 3 p.m. Sunday when the Choramarians will give their annual Christmas Concert. The program will feature Handle's Messiah and other appropriate numbers. Director of the senior chorus is Virginia Nichols with Susan Barga the accompanist, while Rita Jansen is the junior choir director with Carolyn Randolph the accompanist. There is no advance sale of tickets but admission will be one dollar;at the door. WRISTMAS

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