The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on December 12, 1964 · Page 1
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Tipton, Indiana
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Saturday, December 12, 1964
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LO J. BURTON I/SS A5SI3TA5J [AMA .STATfi LIB VOLUME 6?.. NUMBER 60 ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTIN, INDIANA TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, SATURDAY...DECEMBER 12, 1964 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK Satans Capture Fourth of Season Against Wabash In as wild and wooly a ball/ game as fans of either school will see in a long time, Tipton last night captured its second conference victory of the season and ran its unbeaten string to four, with a 67-57 triumph over Wabash in the latter's new gym. Before the hostilities were ended six of the original ten starters were on the sidelines, three from each team, and the fact that all three of the Blue Devils who fouled out departed in the third quarter was a vindication of coach Dick Barr's claim that it might be his bench strength which^ pulls him through to a successful season this year. Lex Boyd was the first to go with Tipton in front 38-25 but the free throw which his personal gave guard Bill Unger dropped in and the count was 38-26. Boyd had just hit Tipton's first two field goals of the second half when he departed. Wabash had narrowed it to eight points at 49-41 on a three pointer by Forward Bill Cantrell as Don- hie Curnutt picked up his fifth personal with 1:32 remaining in the third quarter and it was back to 10 points at 51-41 on a; field goal by Smith when Bill; Moore fouled out with the clock showing 1:03 still to go in the third stanza. Subs Starred For the remaining nine minutes and three seconds, it was Gary Meyers, Dave Quigley, Jim Hannah and Jim Harmon staving off the best that coach Herb Harrah's boys could toss at the basket to preserve the same point margin at the finish. Harrah said after the game that his kids had geared their defense to stopping Curnutt, feeling it was his deadly outside shooting they had to halt in order for an3' hope of victory. At times there were as many as three men greeting the Splinter as he brought the ball over j the ten second line, but in general, it was a box zone of four, with forward 'Bill Cantrell out front. dogging Curnutt. Any time he was slowed for just an instant,' an Apachee teammate joined Cantrell in blocking Curnutt off. "It was this kid who killed us," Harrah said pointing to the name of Gary Meyers in the box ;|core. "Our scouting reports said he was good at the free throw line but didn't mention his shooting (Meyers was 0 for 10 in his first two games in the fieid goal department) and when he started plunking them in from the corner, it killed us." Wishes Satans Luck "That Smith kid was great too, he was all over the floor. Tell coach Barr his kids played a great game, he's got a real fine team. I hope he wins all the rest of them, and tell him I'm including those when he's .just one of four left in the field house." • _ As expected, the game was rough, and when Donnie Curnutt came down court to drop in the first basket of the game, it get rougher. Every loose ball was tUp signal for a diving jrcramble on the floor more reminiscent of the pile-up on a football field, and it was 220- pound and 6'4" tackle Tom Parrett who 1 scored first for Wabash on a free throw to make the count 2-1. Meyers, who started the game at guard in place of Dan Crouch got Tipton 's second basket to make it 4-1 Tipton, and it was still 4-1 when Wabash was in a one-on-one situation at the foul line.-The Apaches weren't hitting their free throws in that period, nor their field goal attempts either fortunately, (1 of 18 in the first quarter), 'and Tipton went, in front 8-1 with 3:04 remaining in the period-on two free throws and another basket, all by Curnutt. Fouls Mounted (Forward Jesse Williams got the only Apache basket in that quarter, guard Mick Miller added' a pair of free throws, and the first eight minutes ended with Tipton in front 12-5 on two more free throws by Curnutt and a basket by Crouch. By that time an incredible total of 17 personals had been - whistled, nine against Tipton .and eight (ConHnuttf Ml PHP «) Elwood Tops Huntington In CIC Headiiner By BOB GATELY United Press International INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)— Most of Indiana's unbeaten major high school basketball teams managed to extend their strings Friday night but ther were exceptions and even some of the survivors ran into trouble. Most of the casualties among the perfect record teams came from battles with equally unbeaten quintets and Huntington was one of the biggest victims. Elwood won its fourth in a row at Huntington's expanse, downing the 1964 state tourney runner-up, 66-48. An ankle injury which held Jim Schoeff to limited action was a factor in the first loss in three starts for only returning regular from the 1963-64 squad. Other first-time losers in battles of unbeatens included Rushville, Portland and Adams Central. Brookville made it 4-0 for the season with a .77-66 win over previously unbeaten Rushville; Montpelier won its sixth at the expense '.of Portland, 8469, despite a 34-point performance by Portland's Greg Williams; and Ossian won its eighth, downing Adams Central, 76-62. _ J Berries Bow In one of the few cases in which a previously beaten team downed an unbeaten foe, (Frankfort snapped Logansport's three- game winning streak, 63-59. Kokomb, ranked second in the state by, the UPI board of coaches, won its sixth; edging stubborn Marion, 72-68. Third-ranked Anderson had it easier, dumping defending state champ Lafayette, 89-63, for its fourth straight. , Fourth-ranked East Chicago Washington won its fourth over Northwestern Conference foe Gary Mann, 69-38. Indianapolis Washington,, ranked fifth, won its fourth straight, beating Marion County neighbor Lawrence Central, 81-44. Seventh-ranked Columbus ran its regular season winning streak to 47 games, four of them this season, with a close victory over once-beaten Madison. Mike Hall scored 21 points for the winners while Dave Stillabower contributed 20. Eighth-ranked Gary Froebel, beaten once, dumped Whiting, 85-49. Ninth-ranked Tipton won its fourth. in a row over Wabash, 67-57. Top-ranked Gary Roosevelt, sixth-ranked South Bend Washington and tenth-ranked Evansville Rex Mundiwere idle Friday. Manur.l Wins Among other major unbeatens, Indianapolis Manual downed New Albany, 79-54; Evansville Bbsse beat Princeton, 63-53; Washington downed Evansville Reitz, 55-50; Brazil beat West Vigo, 73-62; Evansville Harrison beat Castle, 71-54; Evansville Memorial downed Jasper, 79-61; and Elkhart beat LaPorte 71-59. Smaller powers which kept right on rolling included Borden over South Central, 46-43; Highland over Gary Wirt, 57-53; Spencer over Brown County, 86-58; 'Lafayette Catholic pver Covington, 73-50; and Dyer which won only two games last season, over Griffith, 56-55. Once-beaten Lebanon downed Madison Heights, .85-63, but scoring ace Rick Mount was held to just 23 points. He had been averaging 34.4 points per game. \ t ' *, . Plymouth, which had' lost 2* straight since the final game of the 1963 state tourney sectional, finally got into the win column with a 72-70 victory over. Marsha} County neighbor Triton. ' Among the night's, individual heroes along with Williams, were Joel. Miller of Middlebury and Larry 'Hostetler of North Liberty. ; Miller scored 36 in Middlebury's 97-65 win over Ligonier while Hostetler scored 33 to lead North liberty over Oregon-Da vis;, 81-62. PUTS HIMSELF INTO HIS WORK—Passersby pause in Ottawa, Ont., as Roger LaFortune administers on-the-spot repairs to a mailbox during the Christmas rush. Nature Notes by GEORGE CLINE When the snow is on the ground is the time for helping the birds to find food. It is not necessary to have a bird feeder, for birds are not particular when they are real hungry. I give them ground corn in a feeder and have recently furnished sliced up pears and apples and also some meat scraps. Starling and woodpeckers, in particular, like bacon grease and tallow. Half-rotten fruit thrown out on "the snow will help, in fact I know one farmer who makes a habit of carrying out all table scraps and garbage to the back of his'barn- lot and throwing it over the fence for natures creatures to use as food. Visitors Due On a trip to the country after' the last light snow had fallen," I saw in one short stretch of highway, one fox squirrel, on? redheaded woodpecker, several starling and about 40 English sparrows on the pavement, going after grain that had dribbled from some farmers .wagon or truck. In another place, several slate-colored juncos were searching for waste grain on a blacktop. Prairie horned larks are the most faithful at this during the winter, but I have seen very few at it yet. I believe these few are the ones that nested here during the summer and that migrants are yet to come down "from the north. However, I believe the recent cold weather will soon put them out of food up there, and they will soon be here in numbers. Rabbits Scarce I found only a few rabbit tracks, but it was good to see them, for they are scarce anymore, even where they were so thick a few years ago that paths were made in the snow. Tracks of fox squirrels were plentyful around the walnut trees, and the piney squirrels too, had been hunting food and leaving their small imprints in the snow. A few mice had been out, and some hopping bird' had left tracks. No doubt if I had gone further afield, the tracks would have shewn up somewhere along the line. Coons and possums don't get around much just after a snow has fallen during a cold spell, ground hogs are sleeping at this time of year and weasels are scarce. Show Preference Rabbits like to eat the bark |*i>om small trees and limbs when the weather is very cold and other food is not readily available. Several years ago there was a sleet storm and very cold weath,er late in the winter and a great hunk of sugar maple tree was broken down near the log barn. Several rabbits had holed up in the groundhog holes under the barn and they came nut and gnawed on the maple limbs at night until they were bare, and the ground round about looked like a flock of sheep had been there. Duke and T once followed a small creek iora mile or two, walking on the 'ice in very cold'.weather, to see what the rabbits" had been eating, and we found that they seemed to prefer sumac, wahoo and ash bark, and they had cut off a lot of, bullrushes.. Further checking in other. j)laces has shown that they seem to like white elm bark but not red elm-, red oak but not other oaks ( and they will gnaw,, bass wood and most kinds of fruit trees, I have seen where they had gnawed bittersweet vines and.had eaten such diversified food as cane seed and" barberries. Many of these things have a very bitter taste. Enjoy Dandelion Rabbits are rodents and have wocked looking teeth in front, with which they snip off a green stick a half inch in diameter with one stroke, and the cut will be so smooth that it looks like it had been done with a knife. One cut off an apple sprout in the orchard 16 inches above ground by actual measurement, and I have seen places in the brush where they ha d gone around and snipped off a whole patch cf blackberry briers about' a foot above the ground. They sit up straight when they do this and often don't eat what they cut, but just do it for practice. Butwhen they eat annual plants they usually cut them close to the. ground. I 'have watched wild rabbits eat the stems of growing dandelion heads and they always cut them close to the ground and hold to that lower end, eating up towards the top and discarding the head. I have seen them eat apples, pears, clever and cabbage, so their menu is diversified according to season and convenience. Rabbits were formerly so com- j mon here as to be a main source of food for farmers in season. We would often kill several in one hunt and hang the dressed carcasses in the smoke house to freeze and to be eaten one at a time as needed. . Best joke about the "habits of rabbits" is of the young boy, who, when challenged for punishing his pet rabbit, said "It says in the" book that rabbits multiply very fast, but this dummy can't even add." Rites Sunday Funeral services for Lloyd Beaver, whose death occurred Friday in Tipton County Hospital,- will be held at 2:30 p.' m. Sunday from the Hills Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Smith officiating and burial will be in Hills Cemetery;' Friends may call after 2 p. m. today at the McMullan-Rude Funeral Home in Kempton. The body will be in state one hour prior to services at the church. Son of Loca Couple Shows True Courage Many people faced with inexplicable : setbacks along t.h e path of life, throw in the sponge and become human derelicts. To others however, the setbacks become only challenges to be met and surmounted. ; Among the latter is Richard G. Reed; blind, divorced' and the father of four... . > ' 'A 13-year veteran of the"'Nickel Plate Railroad, 11 of those as a switching foreman, Reed is 37 years old and the son of the Raymond Reeds of Tipton. Inured In Crash Two and one half years ago, while driving on the Michigantown blacktop, his car struck a bridge abutment. When he came to, he faced the fact in Veterans Hospital; that he would never see again. After four months there, i n Indianapolis, he started the hard road back by transferring to another government hospital in Hines, Illinois, noted for treatment and training of the blind. There he developed a new "sight," that of facial perception and finger sensitivity, and acquired a "built-in radar system" which protects him from danger: Although noise and high wind distorts the sensitivity, he "feels" the obstructions of walls or other objects in ' his path and can avoid them. No Difficulty It is difficult to believe his handicap watching him walk in downtown Frankfort, Indianapolis and even Chicago, striding briskly along the sidewalks with his 56-inch, aluminum cane, enroute to the bank or a shopping chore for his family. The family consists of four school-age boys, Dick, IS; Larry, 14; Chuck, 12 and Kenneth, 7. The older two do most of the family cooking, Chuck and Kenneth get the K-P duty on dishes, pots and pans. They too are learning to cook and even the youngest can now serve bacon and eggs without breaking the yoke. Rules Enforced Neatness in the home is a must, and though it was. at first a little hard to enforce, the entire family now takes a pride in seeing- that each does his share. Anyone eating in the living room has to take over chores in the kitchen and you can bet on it that young Chuck and Ken are on the alert to discover Dad or their two older brothers in any infraction of this rule. All the boys are engaged in sports, so the problem of washing their clothes is a real obstacle. This was solved by the boys' ,;grahdmothet\ Mrs. Ray- moqd^Rjeed. : wn&--makes due trip a 'week from Tipton . t o Frankfort >H6 ^id^.the,! Jamily wash. • V , «v Police ' Prob ShelSing Of U. N. Building By PETER SHAW Unikd Press International NEW YORK (UPI) — United Nations guards and New York Police today investigated the unsuccessful shpllinq of th° world peace organization headquarters here. Scorers of police were tracing every clue in an urgent effort to learn who fired a bz- zooka shell at the towering United Nations building Friday. First reports blamed fanatical anti-Castro Cubans protesting the U.N. visit of Cuban industry minister; Major Ernesto (Che) Guevara." As the shell exploded harmlessly in the cold waters of the East River, Guevara was attacking the United States at a General Assembly meeting. Police reported that if the shot had reached its target many lives probably would have been lost. Crammed With Delegates The building was crsmmed with delegates, U.N. staff members, newsmen and visitors. Both the General Assembly, and Security Council were meeting, one to hear Guevara, the other to hear Belgian foreign Minister Paul-Henri Spaak accuse African members of "racism." At the lime the bazooka shell whistled toward the building, anti-Castro Cubans were demonstrating against Guevara's pres:nce there. At one stage, a mob tried to storm the heavily guarded building. One. hysterical Cuban woman carrying a knife with a seven- inch blade tried to force i:er way past the guards. Two patrolman, seized the woman from police later identified as Gladys Perez, -27, of Jersey City. She told them she was planning to assassinate Guevara. The bazooka explosion rattled windows in the U.N. building, but not one pane in the glass- and-stsal building was broken. The shot was heard in both the General Assembly and Security Council meetings. Cuban Seems Unmoved Burly, bearded Guevara commented after his speech that the bazooka attack "has given the whole thing more flavor." Wearing a green fatigue uniform and gleaming black boots, Cuba's second-ranking Communist seemed unmoved -by the incident. U.N. delegates immediately demanded a review of security arrangements planned to protect the 1,000 diplomats from (Continued on page 6) evolut Premier eclares Toda ffllWHAS ieyeraji fimeJ^fyfiekly, Rep walk?; the n)Ue 1 a^Ta ; half, from this homa afe MM ( Mlryy< street Mi Yancey D. Phillips Pvt. Yancey D. Phillips, son of Mr. and MK., Erskine D. Phillips of Titpon Route 5. has completed a 12-week course as communications • specialist at the Army Southeastern Signal School, Fort Gordon, Ga. He entered the army last June and completed basic training at Jort Leonard Wood. A former' emp'oyee at Ross Motors Sales, he is a 1964 graduate of Tipton High School. Three Firemen Are Hospitalized MARION, ind. (UPI)— Three of six firemen injured when they plunged two stories into a burning foundry remained li3s- pitaliyed here today. Meanwhile, damage in Friday's fire at the Pope Foundry was tentatively estimated at S4OO.CC0. Company officials said ihey could not- complete the estimate until th3y were able to examine machinery buried in the smoldering ruins of the big plant. The firemen were injured when an upper floor of the building collapsed, . dropping them into debris on the ground floor. They were rescued by fellow firefighters and rushed to Marion General Hospital. " Those hospitalized were Capt. Gerald Rqbinson, John Peterson, 41. and Edward Taylor, 43. Eugene Caiter. 37. Richard Schoolman, 28. and V7. L. Stanley, 39, were treated and released. By ERNEST SAKLER Uaifsd Press international ROME (UPI)—Congolese Premier Moise Tshombe said today the rebellion in his Afiican country has been crushed. , "We are in a position today to announce the end of the revolution in the Congo." Tshombe. to'd a news conference. He said organized rebel fcrces in t!>e field had been routed and that- their leaders have fled. The Congolese ic.-aui.-r said the claimed rebel defeat was the result of the U.S.-Belgian airlift for rebel held hostages and military actions by the Congolese army. Tshombe condemned the "tragic massacres" by Con?o!e-e rebels of both whiles and blacks and added that "the government couid not 'nave helprd but intervene in the most energptie manner." (Dispatches from Leopoldville Friday nicht said the rebels have massacred another 10 whites in the nbrlhern Cong} towns of Mung'oere and Isanagi. The victinis included an American nun who was thrown into the Congo River.) Tshombe told reporters he was leaving -Rombe immediately to return to Leopcldville via Munich. Germany. He arrived here Thursday, had a private audience with Pope Paul VI and was scheduled to fly to New York today to particinete in the Congo debate at the United Nations. '•Our complaint was accepted by the United Ni'itns more rapidly than anticipated se riy trip (to New York) has become unnecessary." he said today. T.=hembe's government has tiled a complain' with the L T .N. charging several African nations with aiding the Congo rebeis. "We can no longer tolerate the intrusion in our internal affairs by Ghana. Algeria, the Sudan and Egypt,"'' Tshombe told today's news conference. ; THE NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE » getting into trim across -"Vroni the' White House (background) as workmen fasten a big star at the pinnacle, 72 feet above the ground. Next, - 7,600 lights and.0,000 onuunenta. Car Stolen'. In Honest Mistake A stolen car reported missing by its owner Friday morning was returned a few hours later by Ihc thbf. D.-mpsey Goodnight had re- oorled his vehicle missing from in front of Compton's Hardware store between 8:30 and 9: CO a. m. A few hours police questioned Vince Brackn:y about the car he was driving. When B-acl;ney learned that the auto was in fact Goodnight's, he "confessed". Erack- noy laughed as he told police that a fviend of his had told him he could use his car which vas paiked in front of .the hardware store with the keys in it. Braekney . did not know which car was the one and took Goodnight's by mistake. Despite the, humor of the situation. Police Chief James Pratt warned motorists that it is against thelaw to leave ignition l :eys in an unattended vehicle because of the "open invitation to theft". Car Damaged While Parked A hit-and-run accident w a s reported to City police Friday by Ronnie J. Delph, 413 Valley St. Delph said his car was parked in front of the Diana Theater when it was struck sometime between 1:00 and 1:30 p. m. Damage to the left rear fender "of his 19G5 auto was estimated at $100. TWO FAY FINES Two persons were fined, in city court Friday, for. reckless driving. Melvin >R. Sajlce, 23, Tipton route 4, ' and Carl Roe, 23, 920' N. Main St., each paid S2J.75 for. the offense. . > < WCATHEIT. > j*,. _ Cloudy this morning,partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Sunday. High today low 50s. Low tonight upper 30s. High- Sunday' •round 50. ".

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