The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on December 17, 1964 · Page 1
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H'-ROLD J. BURTON i *RCaiV .SS A.5SISTAU TH DIANA STATE LIB ISDIAMAPOLIS, ISDI ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTIN, INDIANA VOLUME 69, NUMBER 64 TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE/THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1964 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK GUNMAN ROBS SHARPSVILLE BANK Gets $2,895 In Morning Holdup; Eludes Roadblock SHOT IN HOLDUP HAMMOND, Ind. <UPD—One gunman was shot and wounded and his accused partner was captured Wednesday night during a gun duel with police following a supermarket holdup. Authorities said Robert Bronson, identified only as being from Wisconsin, was hospitalized in "poor" condition. He was' shot in the abdomen and wrist. They identified his alleged companion as Robert Grass, 23, Roosevelt, N.Y., who was captured at the scene of the crime. Police said the two entered a Kroger store wearing ski masks over their faces and brandishing guns. A stock boy slipped out the back door and called police, who arrived just .as the men walked out of the store. Their undetermined loot was recovered. BIDS RECEIVED INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — The Indiana State Department of Administration today studied three bids to remodel the old City Hall into a state museum. . The three bids received were F. A. Wilhelm Co., $809,80S; William P. Jungclaus Construction Co., $900,000, and Glenroy Construction Co., $879,400, all of Indianapolis. i Commissioner John Hatchett of the Department of Administration said while the Wilhelm bid was the lowest, technicality in its proposal requires an opinion from the attorney general's office before the contract •can be awarded. RULED SUICIDE INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — Authorities said today that Joseph A. Gambrall, 35, apparently died of -a self-inflicted bullet •wound. Gambrall's body was found in his home Wednesday. Police said he was holding a pistol. ELEVATOR BURNED COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (UPI) —Fire of undetermined origin early today destroyed the Columbia Grain Co. elevator along with about four carloads of corn, several 'carloads of bean and oats, 500 bushels of wheat and 1,000 bushels of rye. first noticed during a routine Authorities said the blaze was check. By the time fire units arrived, the flames were so intense in the sheet metal-covered , frame building there was no chance to save it, authorities said. Fire officials said the company's office building, located near the elevator, was saved. Zero Tonight All Over State The weatherman hoisted a cold wave warning for all of Indiana today, with near zero or zero temperatures predicted by early Friday. Much colder weather, the result of an influx of a frigid air mass from Canada, will be accompanied by snow flurries north and central and rain and snow south. Light snow was reported this morning from the Far North to below the Indianapolis area, with Evansville getting light rain and fog. The mercury was not expected to climb higher than the 20s upstate today, with gradually falling temperatures 'announced for the state's mid-section and highs in the 40s downstate. Tonight, however, the cold front will push temperatures to around zero all around the state, with highs Friday mostly in the teens' Temperatures W e d n e sday were mostly in the 40s, but E vans viHe'reported a-Tiiajiimum of 52, the Louisville and Cincinnati" areas 51'and 1 'Indianapolis 50. '" *"•'• - -j-.-.v».- -f i«» CLAUDE TOLLE MOVED TO INDIANAPOLIS HOSPITAL Claude Tolle was transferred to St. Vincent hospital, Indianapolis on Wednesday Malfeasance Charges Filed Against Nine By United Press International Nine highly placed persons at city, state and federal levels were under indictment today on charges of malfeasance in office. The misconduct in all the cases involved , money and charges ranged from embezzlement to bribery. However, there was no known link between the cases. The indictments were issued, separately. At the national level, a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday indicted a former aide to Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara, and two other Pentagon officials for misapparopriation of defense funds. In Illinois a former state revenue director was charged with official misconduct involving the acceptance of fees from envelope companies doing a $2 million business with the state. In Omaha, Mayor James Dworak and four others were accused of taking thousands of dollars in bribes from building") contractors to smooth the way for the erection of a luxury apartment project. Acting Atty. Gen. Nicholas Katzenbach said in Washington that the misuse of the defense funds, estimated at about $66,000, had been discovered by the Pentagon last fall during a routine audit. The money, $10,000 of which had been earmarked for "certain confidential projects" in South Viet,Nam, was embezzled between 19S0 and 1963. About $12,C00 of the money "has been recovered. The men charged in the indictment are scheduled to be arraigned next Tuesday. They are: —James Robert Loftis, 52, a $20,000 - a - year administrative aide to McNamara, who retired March 27.. John A. Wylie, 57, a $17,500- a-year head of the budget and finance branch in the Pentagon under Loftis who retired last January. -William H. Godel, 43, a $20,000-a-year deputy director for management of the Pentagon's Advanced Research Projects Agenc. He was removed ects Agency.-- He was removed According to the grand jury, the three men used their official status to get payments from military officers authorized to draw government funds, giving false receipts. The men then allegedly used false documents to get money from defense agencies which they used to repay the officers. The officers were in no way involved, according to Katzenbach. The "envelope case" scandal in Illinois involved a former Illinois revenue director and campaign manager for Gov. Otto Kerner, Theodore J. Issacs. Issacs, a close aide to Kerner, was charged with misconduct and conspiracy while in (Continued on page 6) Left to right, William Kendall, Ernest Hillin, and R. E. Dillinger,. who instructed the workers with the aid of the woman mannikin—anne, the dummy. Left to right, R. E. Dillinger, Mayor Rench, and in the foreground, the dummy—Anne. Dope Found On Reformatory Cage Players PENDLETON, Ind. (UPI)— All "outside" basketball games by the State Reformatory's team were ordered cancelled today while a narcotics investigation continued. Supt. John W. Buck said all members of the .team were still under-' suspicion. Specifically, four team members and another inmate who was employed as a janitor at the institution remained in solitary confinement. The five were separated from the other inmates following the finding of five packages of marijuana on team members after a game at Indianapolis Sunday. The outside games were ordered cancelled by Corr;missioner Arthur Campbell of,'the Indiana Department. of Correction. In solitary confinement were Cordell Richardson, 23, sentenced from St. Joseph County to .1-10 years for assault and battery; Harmon Gray, 30, sentenced to 1-10 years from Marion County for grand larceny; Dennis Slaughter, sentenced to 1-10 years from Marion County for armed robbery; and William Baity, 28, sentenced from Lake County to 2-21 years for rape. Buck said also confined, although he had no apparent part in the actual smuggling, was Ebson Shelton, 34, sentenced from Clark County to 10-25 years for armed robbery. Shelton was the janitor. Shelton allegedly tried to cover up for the other men when one of them dropped one of the packages of dope, Buck said. "We. think there were really only two men involved in the operation and right now we're trying to find out which two," he added. Buck said the narcotics must have been passed to the men by someone in the crowd at the basketball game. The discovery was made during a "routine shake-down" shortly after the men returned to the reformatory.. The institution's team, which competes in an' i n d u s t r, i a 1 league, has. traveled to Indianapolis every other Sunday night. Santa Claus Busy Answering Mail SANTA CLAUS, Ind. (UPI)— Santa Claus is going to have a very busy time Christmas Eve if the letters pouring into his "home away from home" are an indication. Thousands of letters from children around the world have been flooding this little Hoosier village. The letters, all of them answered by Santa Claus, carry requests . ranging from a time-bomb set to "mommy's purse." One little girl, who apparently doesn't know her mommy has a purse, asked Santa for 12 cents. From Wuerzburg, Germany, came a helpful letter from Mike Fleming who wrote,. "Please bring jne two spacephones as in Sears''catalog, page 243." Cjoiemah and Hugh Groves, P ( ro)spect, Ky., also were space- minded with requests for a racket and a jet, but they also asked for a fishing pole, rifle, gloves and candy. Christine Lach, Grange Park,' III., wistfully added a note that many fathers might second wfien she put on the margin of her list: "Nothing" to put together." Seven-year-old Julianne Sherman, Mason, Ohio, asked for "something to play with" and promised, "I will try to be good the rest of the. year and the next year, too." Pamela Schlie, College Park, Md., was more specific. She asked for "a pogo stick, a time bomb game, a cake mix set, a Mouse Trap game and a dish set." Billy Watts, Germania, Pa., asked for several toys and said, "I have a lot of real nice clothes and I don't need any more." Wayne James, Thomson, 111., cryptically asked for 12 cents. Frances Suarez, 'Pembroke, Mass., asked Santa for Beatle shoes, Beatle pants and Beatle game, then added, "I hope you know wh6 .the Beatles are." Carol Williams, Sarasota, Fla., ended the letter with the thought that, "I want to leave some toys.for the other, kids." (e «HHH*«« «n Pa* i) Utility Employes Study Life Saving "There's nothing like a/dame—even if she is a dummy," remarked one of the men attending the Tipton Utilities Safety Meeting held 1 in the Utilities Conference Room on Berryman Pike Wednesday morning. The dame—or, rather dummy—referred to was Rescussi-Anne, used by the speaker, R. E. Dillinger, to demonstrate "mouth to mouth" breathing to revive victims whose heart action and breathing has ceased. Anne was made in Norway. She has a built-in blood pressure meter, a vein in" the neck where. you can feel her pulse, and rubber lungs—things not standard equipment on other girls who', of course, are not dummies. Mr. Dillinger, Safety Supervisor of Public Service Co.- of Indiana, demonstrated the "mouth to mouth" technique on Anne, and also "heart massage". The scientific name for this -is Cardio Pulmonary Rescussitation. "Under the old systems," explained Mr. Dillinger, the rescue workers were only doing half of the job—supplying air to (he lungs of the victim. But air alone will not revive the person— the blood must also be circulated to supply oxygen.to the brain. If this is not done, the victim could die within four minutes. The 'hew method takes care of both respiration and-circulation." Various members of the utilities employees in attendance at the safety 'meeting tried liieir hands, or--mouths, at- the job^ of reviving Anne. None of them succeeded, but the speaker feas ; sured them that the same methods used on a real person might save a life. . ' • A movie, "The Pulse of Life",- was shown. This picture showed the progress of life saving from ancient times to the present, and the various methods of artificial respiration used. Mayor Rench and J. D. Whitehead, Utility Board President, attended the safety meeting, whidhi.was under the direction of William Kendall of the Water Utility. Employees of the Electric, Water, and Disposal utilities were all present. Safety meetings of Tipton Utilities are planned on a quarterly basis, and the next one will be early in 1965. Three Day Talks End With Pledge For Disarmament By STEWART HENSLEY United Press International PARIS (UPI)—The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) foreign ministers wound up a three-day winter meeting today with a pledge to work for disarmament and avoid the spread of nuclear weapons. In a communique, the NATO council members said they would continue studying the problems facing the alliance, which remained intact but tense with disagreement over nuclear strategy for the defense of the West. Saying the 15 nations would continue working for a disarmament agreement, the com­ munique added: "In this connection, they stressed the importance of avoiding dissemination of nuclear weapons." The communique said the ministers instructed the permanent NATO council to • continue the studies begun in Ottawa in 1963 on problems connected ' with NATO strategy, force goals and available forces. ' It added that the permanent council also was instructed to continue studies on the state of the alliance "and the purposes and objectives commonly accepted by all members" and to keep the ministers informed. It also- said the ministers reaffirmed their determination to continue their efforts to find a peaceful solution to East-West issues. "In particular," it said, "they continue to attach great importance to making progress towards meeting the, legitimate aspirations of the German people to reunification on the basis of their right to self-determinktj tion." Reper.t Defense- Pledge The ministers once again repeated their Dec. 16, 1958, pledge to defend West Berlin. The communique indicated the alliance had averted an explosive showdown over conflict(Continued on page 6) Republicans Seek Better House Break WASHINGTON (UPI)-House Republicans claimed total- unity today on the proposition that they deserve a better break in the House. Also — on the record anyway — they are against absenteeism in Congress and for early adjournments. But in a daylong closed session Wednesday they were unable to decide whether they favored replacement of Dean Burch. as Republican national chairman ' or even of Rep. Charles A. Halleck as House Republican leader. The Halleck issue was what the meeting was all about, but nobody even mentioned it except" outside the door. When the talk was all done, Halleck said he • didn't know whether he would have an opponent when the new Congress starts. And Rep. Gerald R. Ford said he didn't know whether he would oppose Halleck. Halleck, 64, has been the GOP leader for six years. He is one of the party's most distinguished "old pros", and the main complaint against him boils down to just about that. Ford, 51, is a comparatively new face on the national political scene. Some of the younger. GOP members think a new face is a good part of what they need to build a new Republican image after last November's election disaster. Short of that, everybody seemed to agree at Wednesday's party conclave that it would help if Republicans could hire a bigger share of the House committee clerks and professional staffers; if Democrats would allot them a fairer share of debate time in the House, and if the Democratic leadership wouldn't stop annual sessions from dragging on to the end of the year. (Continued on page 6) - U. S. Loser In Another Fight SAIGON (UPI)—U.S. military authorities conceded Wednesday that Communist guerrillas have all but captured the. fertile An Lao valley — scene of bloody fighting last week. 'A'' spokesman said U. S.- supported government troops hold only the northern end of the 15-mile long valley in the mountains of central Viet Nam. "The rest of the valley is owned by the Viet Cong," the spokesman added. In a reference to the hundreds of government militiamen scattered among hamlets in 'the valley, the spokesman said: "We don't know what has happened to them." The report on An Lao was contained in a U.S. military stattem»nt on battle casualties last-week, the heaviest of 19S4. At least 12 Americans were killed in combat. The spokesman said almost 1,100 government troops were killed, wounded and missing in (Continuv* ->n page 6) Laura Andrews Dies Wednesday Mrs. Laura Andrews, 86, Windfall route 2, died at 3:10 p.m.- Wednesday in the Siegler Nursing Home in Arcadia where she had been a guest for four months. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Nevada Church of God with , ,, , Rev. Wade Hughes officiating! but was P ullcd U P over and burial will be in Brookside i m ™ th a . n . d nose - A lone bandit wearing a knitted mask held up the Sharpsville branch of the Union State Bank today, and walked away with nearly $3,000. Mrs. Jane Harper, the branch manager, said she was working on a note recording machine with her back turned to ths teller's window, when the bandit entered. She turned to wait on him and found herself facing a small blue pistol. She said he held out a pillow slip and motioned with his gun toward the cash drawer but never said a word. Mrs. Harper reported that she turned and said, "Oh, Charlene!" then began filling the bag with cash" from Wednesday's receipts. Mrs. Charlene Roler, a cashier, was the only other person in the bank at tiiat time. Called Sheriff As soon as the bag was full, the bandit walked out the front door and went south and around the building adjoining the bank. Mrs. Harper sad she told Mrs. Roler to notify tin Tipton County Sheriff's Department. She then ran to the window to see the gunman fleeing down a passageway between the bank building and a store. The Sheriff's Department received the call about 9:50 a. m. and immediately notified the Indiana State Police Post at Pendleton, the F.B.I, and sheriff's departments in adjoining counties. Description Vogue Neirher woman cculd give investigating officers a complete description of the robber, but both said he was about 5 ft. 7 in. tall, had a slender build and clear blue eyes. The mask was a white knitted cap which normally covers all but the face, his Cemetery Windfall. iFriends may call after 6 p.m. today at the Mitchell Funeral Home or one hour prior to services at the church. Mrs. Andrews was born Oct. 16, 1878 in Franklin County, daughter of Samuel and Clara Malston. She was married Dec. 21, 1894 to the late Andrew (Doc) Andrews who preceded her in. death Feb. 2, 1963. She was a member of the Rock Prairie Baptist Church Survivors include two sons. Oral Andews of Hemlock and Dallas Andrews of Indianapolis; three daughters, Mrs. Velma Ellis of Tipton route 2 Mrs. Nellie Weakley, Tipton and Mrs. Edna Smith, Chicago; 22 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grand children and several nieces and nephews. State Planning Network of Polytechnical Institutes By HORTENSE MYERS United Press International INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)—Legislation to set up a new vocational education system to re^ place the almost new Indiana Vocational Technical College is being drawn up for presentation to the 1965 Indiana General Assembly. ' Governor Welsh and Luke White, Covington, chairman of a coumittee named by Welsh to study post-high school vocational education, unveiled the new plan at a joint news conference Wednesday. Welsh said the plan, calling for establishment of 10-20 regional institutions around the state, will "bring order out of chaos", which now exists with the numerous post-high school education programs. The Indiana Vocational Technical College, created by the 1S63 Legislature to provide training for Hoosiers who do not go on to college, will be scrapped under 'the new plan. White said the college, which still exists largely on paper, is "a remedy not adequate to the needs." . New Board Planned • The seven-member board. to coordinate the various voca­ tional and technical education programs will take over the role originally planned for the college. It also will administer the new flood of federal -vocational education funds which now go to the Indiana Department of Public Instruction. The State Board of Education will continue to be responsible for vocational programs in the public schools, including adult education programs. A now network of Indiana Polytechnical Institutes to be governed by a 15-member board of regents will be created under the plan to handle other post-high school education. White said the program, which has the unanimous support of his committee calls for spending as much as $30 million to set up the network of regional schools. He said operating expenses are estimated at $800 annually per student. with construction costs of $1 million to $1.5 million for each school. The plan calls for the greater parti,of construction funds to be raised locally with the federal government putting up about one-third of the money. About two-thirds sources with the rest raised locally. Tuition Charge Possible White said the local share of the operating funds could possibly be raised by charging tuition at the schools. He said that in contrast to the $2 million in federal funds available to the state .last year, there will be $4.4 million this year, $5.8 million in 1965-66 and $7 million in 1966-67. However, he said, the committee believes that during the next two years the state will be able to spend only about the $10 million included in the proposed 1965-67 budget for the Indiana Vocational Technical College. Welsh said that with this amount of federal money available "it becomes critically important to have orderly training without duplication." White said there are numerous sources of federal funds, some of which the state is' ndw losing. His committee' said that all'available funds'*snould be used and matched and not'per­ mitted to lapse unless the purpose of the 'federal fundi 1 " 1 is of the operating. funds would, wholly 'inconsistent with'-thef come from -federal and state*! state program." Mrs. Harper, a 25-year employee of the bank in Sharpsville, said that the robbery was the first she could remember since she began working there. Indiana State Police and sheriff's departments have thrown roadblocks on all roads near Sharpsville and were reported looking for a car seen driving around the bank several times prior to the robbery. Tebco Fire Still Burning An early morning fire at the Tebco factory, in Curtisville continued to burn at noon today despite efforts of nine area fire companies, to control the blaze. Tipton's Fire Department was called to the scene at 6:45 a.m. and additional units from Hobbs, Sharpsville, Windfall, Elwood, Pipe: Creek Twp., Whitewater Twp., Green Twp. and Walnut. Grove were called shortly afterwards. Firemen at the scene reported that many storage bins of corn cobs were ablaze and that several hoppers had caved in over the furnace. Tipton County's highway department dispatched several truckloads of gravel to spread over icy corners as" the fire trucks were having difficulty getting to the blaze because of the slick roads. HEARING TODAY HAMMOND, Ind. (UPI)—Federal Judge George Beamer scheduled a hearing today on a request for a new trial for convicted tax evader Dirk Broekema, 61, Chicago. Broekema, president of Steel Motor Express Co., Hammond, was convicted in U.S. District Court here in October on charges of evading $19,878. in federal income taxes between 1957 and 1959. WEATHER >' iCotd .-vuTft warning tonight. Mostly cloudy i today • with tmm flurries•: and, falling temperatures, Partly cloudy and much colder, with cold wive tonight. Lew near aero. Friday partty tloudy and continued cold, high 14 to II.

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