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X ARCHIVES AssI ^A- ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTIN, INDIANA r ME 69.. NUMBER 62 TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE.. TUESDAY, DECEMBER IS, 1964 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK . By EUGENE J. CADOU United Press International INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)— Indiana's position on the proposed ouster of Republican National Chairman Dean Burch was a major topic at a meeting of the GOP State Committee today. Attending the gathering were Walter R. Beardsley, Elkhart, national committeeman, and Mrs. Cecil Harden, Covington, national committeewoman and former, congress worn an. They will represent Indiana at the meeting of the GOP National Committee in Chicago Jan. 22 at which the status of Burch probably will be determined. Burch is under fire from GOP moderates because he was hand-picked by Sen. Barry M. Goldwater. Beardsley had suggested that the Chicago meeting be postponed until March "to let emotions calm down." Apparently, there will be no postponement, however. Only Two Spokesmen Beardsley and Mrs. Harden will be the only Hoosier representatives at the meeting. Robert N; Stewart, Columbus, state chairman, and' Mrs. Esther Guthridge, Fowler, vice-chairman, had seats at the national gathering until Indiana went for President Johnson, in the Nov. 3 election. Now the chairmen and jvice- chairmen of the handful of Southern states that voted for Goldwater are the only state officials who will be representing their party. They are expected to favor retention of Burch. Stewart said he had no knowledge of any attempt to unseat him at today's gathering. There had been reports that Robert E. Gates, Columbia City, 4th: District chairman, might lead a rebellion against the state chairman. Gates later denied such intentions. Today's program also calls for reports from the chairmen of all 11 congressional districts.: concerning the GOP dwhacle at the polls. Party financing like-1 . wise is on the agenda. > Legislation: Programmed Invited to the meeting were the newly-chosen GOP leaders of the Senate and House of Rep resentatives. Liaison between the State Committee and the badly - outnumbered ^Republican lawmakers during the session of 1 the General Assembly that begins next month also is on the program. Edward Frank, who was press agent for the senatorial campaign of Sen. D. Russell Bontrager, will handle press relations for the GOP minority in both houses. Indiana GOP mayors will meet here Wednesday to organ, ize the "Indiana Republican Mayors' Association" at a meeting called by Greenfield Mayor Berry S. Hurley at the suggestion of Mayors Edward L. Cordell of Richmond and James D. Gardner of Martinsville. The city halls now are the only important remaining J30P strongholds following the defeat at the polls last month. There arq 61 Republican mayors compared to 50 Democratic may• ors. In announcing the meeting, Hurley said: "Naturally, there is some unhappiness over the recent elections, but we can make a comeback in 1966 if we'll be for something conservative instead ' of against everything." SCHOOLB Steel Industry Opens Talks on New Contracts By RICHARD F. FONTANA United Press International PITTSBURGH (UPI)—Negotiations open today on a new labor contract for the' basic sleel industry in an atmosphere charged by a management request that the union tons down its demands. The first session was scheduled for 2 p.m. EST. United Steel workers (USW) President David J. McDonald was the chief union negotiator. R. Conrad Cooper, a U.S. Steel vice president, was his management counterpart. Talks t are scheduled through Friday with a holiday recess until Jan. 5. In a position paper released Monday, the steel companies coordinating committee — representing the nation's "big 11" producers — said the 1.2 million member union was seeking too much and should revise its position in deference to the national interest. The paper challenged points put forth two weeks ago by the USW's Wage Policy Committee when it outlined objectives to be sought in the talks. Statement "Not True" Management quoted the union's position liberally. Of the statement, "the basic steel producers are enjoying a.prosperi­ ty unparalled in their history," it said: "This statement is not true." The facts are, said the industry, steel has slipped in the last decade. It said that in 1S55 steel was 14th among 41 industries in terms of return on net assets but by 1963 it had dropped to 37th. Jt denied, a claim that "...the J workers in the steel industry have yet to fully obtain their fair share of this prosperity." "Recent U. S. Bureau of Labor statistics figures show steelworkers' average hourly - earnings at $3.40, or $.88 above the figure for all manufacturing. Ten years ago, the steelworkers' advantage was $.55." It said the total cost per manhour to industry is $4.37, including fringe benefits. Unfair Share : ...we note here that the union's wage policy program goes either to taking for the steelworkers an unfair share of the proceeds of the business at the expense of others, or increasing (Continued on page 6) Fifth-graders at Jefferson School literally make "Notes on Christmas" as they decorate with cherubs, choristers and scenes of the season. Shown placing the nativity scene are Jimmy Planalp and Ellen-Cage while Cindy Chance and-'Dick Chapman work on paper "angels". The students are members of Mrs. Ruth Leininger's fifth grade class. Tipton Woman Dies Monday •Mrs. Cora E. Whisler, 72, 457 Green Street, ill for two months, succumbed at 11:15 p.m. Monday in Tipton Hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Leatlierman- Mcrris IF uneral Home with Rev. Norval Lyon officiating and burial will be in Arcadia Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Whisler was -born Feb. 19, 1892 in Hamilton County, daughter of Neal and • Hary (Hodson) Shuck. She was married .in Cicero, Nov. 22, 1911 tq Everett Whisler who preceded' her in death Dec. 1, 1954. She was a member of the West Street Christian Church. Survivors include two sons. Richard Whisler of Tipton and Paul Whisler of Chattanoga, Tenn.; two daughters, Mrs. Murl Planalp, Tipton and Mrs. Max Dunn, Arcadia; a brother, Fred Shuck, Danville, Illinois; 15 grandchildren and eight great­ grandchildren. WITHOUT LIGHTS LOGANS PORT, Ind. (UPI)— Most of this city was without lights late Monday night when ice and slush caused a power failure. BURNED BY LAMP INDIANAPOLIS JUPI)—Miss Nancy Rottschafer, 21, Charleston, W.Va., found slumped on the pavement near the heart of the downtown area, told police she suffered severe burns from a sun, lamp. ' : " , A bypasser found fhe woman, who went unidentified until she could talk .topolice,", pn the north end'sorVtbe World War Memorial Plaza Monday. Doctors, jyhxi: feported, her in fair-conditio^/today, isaid she .suffered severe burns ' on her face and neck. Police said there was no evidence of foul play. EXPLOSION ; fUMES swirl [(upperi; around a New York Central freight-deraUmenf at.CoJunibus, p., apd^lr'emen (lower) -.stand 300 yards^away^jhaef oTdersj.alwa^tin^-a^asIble"sec­ ond blasts.jA-.Unk.'jD&r.exploded!'u^jirlngf'irperso'ns-, including 22 firemen.' The fire'fighters kept their distance for five hours before moving in to finish theli job. Traffic Stopped For Two Hours By Leaking Fuel A jet-fuel tanker truck sprang a leak on U.S. 31 Monday evening, tying up traffic for nearly two hours as fire departments from Tipton, Kokomo and 'Bunker Hill Air Force Base burned the volatile fluid off the road. The accident occurred four miles north of Ind. 28 at aijout 5:30 p.m. when Jack Shutt, Indianapolis, noticed his truck had a .leak in one of the compartments. He told Indiana State Trooper Richard Joines that he had traveled only a distance of about 30 yards, but that some iOO gallons had spilled. Another trucKer, James Russell, also of Indianapolis, was returning from the Air Force base, when he saw the situation and called for help. Russell, who worked for the same firm as Shutt, Mid- West Oil Transport Co. of Indianapolis, then pumped some 1 .50U gallons of the luel lrom me leaking compartment into his empty truck. '• When the fire companies arrived, the highway was blocked olf by .Indiana State Police and the Tipton County Sheriff's Department to allow the burning- off operation. Traffic was allowed to resume its normal' course iwo hours after the leak began. Native of Omega Dies Suddenly Otto Oral Sheets, ai, a lifelong resident and farmer in the Omega community, died suddenly at his home Monday night, services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday from the Shaffer Crowmer Funeral Home in Arcadia, with Rev. Lowell Bain of the Omega Christian Church officiating and burial will be in Arcadia Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m.. today. The deceased was born in Omega 'Feb. 11, 1877, son of George Dixon and Martha Jane (Porter) Sheets. He was married Feb. 18. 1900 to Nora E. Newby who preceded him in death March 11, 1954. He was a mem- •b/sr of the Omega Christian Church since childhood. Survivors include a daughter, Miss Laveta Sheets, at home; a sister Mrs. Alberta Carpenter ol Atlanta, and three nephews. Santa Clausal Diana Theatre December 23 Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 23, at 2 o'clock, is the date all children of Tipton County are invited to attend the Diana Theatre for the annual Christmas party sponsored by Nick Paikos and the merchants of Tipton. . \ -This year, the 39th consecutive" year of the party, the feature picture will be "1001 Arabian Nights." It will be in full technicolor and will be accompanied by two cartoons. The feature attraction o f course will be the presence of Santa Claus, who will greet all of the children and will distribute free candy and popcorn. No Bus Service With school dismissed for the holidays, there will be no bus transportation available, but children "living in the county are all invited if their parents can provide transportation for them. A complete list of Tipton merchants participating i n making this a gala day of festivity for the children follows: Sponsors , Your Lobby Coke machine, Woods Wholesale Co., Briggs Drive In, Tom's Cafeteria, Carroll's Men's Store, Tolle Brothers, Tipton County Chamber of Commerce, J. R. Ramsay Printing Co., Henry's P h i 11 s Se-vice, .Tipton Daily Tribune, Service Motor Company, T i c Toe Grille; Thompson's Nbrth- side Grocery, Farmers Loan and Trust, Smith's Tire Service, Hi-Ho Grille, State 'Finance, Hinkle's T-V Service, 'Farm Bureau Insurance, McPherson's Soft Water Service, Carter's Super Market, Allen's Shell Service, Leatherman-Morris Funeral Home, Compton & Son Hardware, Tipton. Greenhouse, (Continue* ->n page 6) Plates on Sale New license plates for cars in 1965 will go on sale Monday, Jan. 4. Persons who have reserved special plates without payment for them must make the payment before the end of this week, Thursday, Dec. 24, or the plates will be sold across the counter. Madison Hotel Destroyed By Fire; One Dead MADISON! Ind. (UPI) — One guest was killed and at least six others were injured today when a $500,000 fire destroyed the Hillside Hotel in this scenic Ohio River city. Hours after the pre-dawn blaze, the dead man was identified only' as Richard Brown of Maryland. Fire Chief Harold Lohrig said his' body was found in the hotel's smoldering ruins. Five of the injured, suffering mostly from smoke. inhalation, were 'described in "fair" condition in King's Daughters. Hospital. 'Another was treated and released. Authorities said only a shell of the three-story hotel, long a picturesque landmark overlooking the Ohio, was standing, and the few remaining walls also threatened to collapse in the debris. The hotel,' on a hill overlooking the downtown business district, was remodeled only recently. For years it was the stopping-off place of the "sporty set" attending the annual Madison Regatta. It also entertained the cast of the movie "Some Came Running," which, was filmed here in the late 1950s, and which starred Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Shirley 7lacLaine. About 30 guests fled the hotel, most of them in their night clothes, into 15-degree temperature. Some were quartered in other hotels. The blaze broke out about 4 a;m. EST, but it was not pinpointed where it started and its cause also was unknown. One report said it may'have started ori the second floor da. a room occupied by Brown. Another said it apparently started in the hotel kitchen. Five hours after the first fire engines answered the alarm, flames were still shooting from the debris. Admitted to the hospital were John Acton, 46, Bedford; Cecil Keith, 46, Cincinnati; Roscoe Brescia, 42, Hawthorne, N.J.; John Way, 50, Swampscotts, Mass., and Raymond Pohl, 34, Clifton, N.J. Weldbn Smith, 46, Peru, was released from the hospital after treatment of a hand injury. The loss was estimated by the fire chief. 18 Injured When Bus Overturns as Struck By Truck WEATHER Pair tcday, partly cloudy and. not so cold tonight. Wednesday mostly cloudy and warmer. High today around 30. Low tonight around 20. High Wednesday around 40. County Council Denies Salary For Secretary The Tipton County Council met Saturday to consider appropriations for the final quarter of the year denying one ap- propariation and reducing two others. The Council declined to approve a secretary's allowance" of $350 to the prosecuting attorney and .reduced the Welfare Department allotment of $3,000 to $2,500 for old age assistance and $5,500 to $1,500 for aid to dependent children. The appropriations approved by . the Council were ; courthouse, heat and power, S500; Soldier's burial, $1,000; Social Security 1 , $1,200; Treasurer's exp.enses, 1270; Recorder, micro-filming of commercial trans- a c t i o n s,_^ $325; Agriculture, home ec visits, $403; Sheriff's Dep't., radio, .uniforms, office supplies, SI,100; Jail, $740; Service Officer, $25; Election, clerical and equipment, $S05; Infirmary, repair of parts, $500; Registration, equipment, $100; Circuit Court, grand jury, law books, equipment, $1,525. The total approprations approved by the Council amounted to S12.493 or $4,850 less than (Continued on Page 6) ' Bids Allotted For Supplies The Tipton County Commission met Saturday to receive bids on a new highway department truck, service for Sheriff's Dep't. vehicles and County Home 'supplies. Bids on the truck were received from Don Ross Motor Sales, $5,963.00, and Moore Bros, $5,613.70 with the contract being awarded the latter. The award for gas, oil and repairs for Sheriff's vehicles went to Enneking and Phifer. McGraw's Grocery was awarded the contract to supply the County Home with $328.19 worth of food. Bob 's Junction Grocery bid $336.74 on the same items. The Commission also announced it had awarded a contract tO W. E. RodSC-S t"> mi"* the halls, stairs and entrance of the jail for SiCO. Current School Enrollment Listed Tipton Community Schools Superintendent Vincent Guenther Monday released official attendence figures for the second six- week period of the first semester. Guenther said that such reports would be' given regularly at the end of each six-week and semester'grading periods. In interpreting the report, he noted that the ( low number of withdrawls is more indicative of families which jiave'moved outside, of the corporation's jurisdiction than it is of' drop-outs. He said that the report was "good, but it could be better/' .. The figures given were: SCHOOL ENROLLED NEW LEFT .DAILY Lincoln New Lancaster Kempton 62 0 2 57.45 •81 2 6 75.69 393 8 14 354.5 439 9 12 429.07 ... 85 1' 2 26.49 -129 6 . "'. 3 410.4 ....796 3 13 • 765.32 .. 165 5 3 161.89 ..2450 34 "55 . 1961.76 LEBANON, Ind. (UPI)-The school bus driver and 17 students were injured today, none seriously, when their vehicle was struck by a big truck and overturned on busy U.S. 52 north of here. . Only three of the: students were admitted to William Hospital. The others were treated for mostly cuts and bri:i:es. State police said Oliver Pattinger, 33, Carlisle, 'Ohio, the trucker, was arrested on a reckless driving charge. lie posted $5,0C0 bond in a jits'ice of the. peace court at Thorntown. The children aboard the Western Metropolitan School District bus were tossed ihr.:t by the impact like an open sack of potatoes when the bus overturned but there was no panic. "I'll never drive another truck," Pattinger was quotfd ;is saying as he viewed the wreckage. All the pupils were from the Thorntown area. They ranged in age from 6 to 13 and were en- route to =rb«~' -.-••-n % accident occurred on the dry, i lane mjauaj « ...i u miles norih of here. The accident hapened at almost the same spot where another truck hit a bus two years ago. Both times the bus driver was Les Wilkins. 41, Tnorntown. who escaped with facial lacerations today. The three more seriously injured students, all girls, were hospitalized with broken ribs and broken bones. They were Cynthia Trage. Ssndra Rowland and Carolyn Russler. The students attend Washington Twp. Elementary ;School and Thorntown High School. Wilkins said the truck, also heading north, bore down on him before he could veer od the road to avoid a collision. Pattinger was hauling a load of paper for Victor Transit Lines of Cleveland, Ohio. Pattinger said he lost conlrol of his big truck when a tire blew. Dr. W. E. Stewart, assistant state superintendent of public instruction, stopped and helped with Ihe students and the investigation. " The bus rolled over at least once, throwing students helter- skelter inside. Wilkins sabered face cuts but was able to help load the children into ambulances before he, too, was taken to the hospital. The accident happened a little before 8 a!m. EST. Doctors said the students suffered mostly cats from broken glass that flew through the bus (Continued cn page 6) " MOMENT OF ELECTROCUTION— Wrexker company, employe > ? Ernest Ferrell slides to the ground as he Is hit by 4,400 volts of electricity from that downed power line running" across the . : . truck's cab In Nashvipe, Tenn. Ferrell was riding to an accident «^eiW!W^ w tlie..t)9^' i nm v into th*'power line. The , cb-^er), jailtbn, JThomaa,' jet&ed, mit and : escaped the" electrlc- ..:, Ity, Feriehibucjieo;Ius %obt "t#the grtuncf walls stfll touch- -..T..k' '.Higm M^JItA '^elsdtMBueedL'^--'-- - -•fif -I'J 'A %T57u'jr, era -utatfol? ••' - v , , ,M Viri <,K; U; ,jvj T ,ii,U? ". " ' . • Kiddies Shoes Contributions Now Mounting The Shoes For Kid'.les Fund has been upped to $151.00 with contributions ^coming in o v c r Jt h e weekend amounting to $119.00. Included among the list of contributors are: Mr. and Mrs. Coe Campbell, $3X0; Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Leist, $3.00 Jolly Stitchers Club. $5.00; Dr. and Mrs. George. Compton, $3.00; Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Schmith, $3.00; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Nash. $5.00; Hobbs Friendly Club, $6.C0; Don Ross Motor Sales. $12; and Willing Workers, Tetersburg Church, SS.C3. Also, Dr. and Mrs. J. V. Carter, $3.00; The New Hope Club, $10.00; . In Memory of O r a King, $15.00; Ladies' Bible Class, West Street Chrsitian Church, $5.00; Mrs. Ray C. Cochran, $S.0O; Mrs. Nettie Sottong; $6.00; Mr. and Mrs. Nick Paikos, $5.00, and the T i p t on Delphian Club, $6.00. raiSTMAS

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