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it,' "\'.T\ .1 P. r JRT 0'A A'dCATJ^S A33I3TA I CI A 'i A STATi LJ INDIANAPOLIS, rMDT ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTIN, INDIANA VOLUME 69, NUMBER 66 TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1964 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK IX SMALL CHILDREN BURN Blue Devils Gain GIC Lead With Defeat Of Peru "I was afraid we were in trouble when we came down here after seeing that Frankfort score last week, but I never thought you could beat us as bad as you did." The speaker, shaking his head dolefully, was Peru coach Bob Biddle whose boys had just absorbed a S7-70 trouncing from Tipton in a game that gave • the Blue Devils a 3-0 conference record and undisputed possession of first place in the CIC. The Tigers gave Tipton a merry battle for just over five minutes of the opening quarter, and on a corner basket by 6'- G'/j" Mike Eikenberry held a 13-12 lead over the Blue Devils with 2:51 remaining on the clock in the first stanza. A free throw by Danny Crouch and a 12-footer by Billy Moore pushed Tipton into a 15-13 lead and from that point on the Satans were never headed. Don Curnutt and John .Hentgen traded baskets to make it 19-15, Keith Smith made it 21-15 and Curnutt, fouled while sinking a basket made it 24-15 on a three point play before Gayle Bomar ended the quarter with . a Peru basket that made the score 24-17 at the end of the first eight minutes. Last Bid Smith got his hands on the / ball for a tip-in to open the second quarter, then hit another basket and a free throw, to jump the Tipton lead to 29-17 before Eikenberry ended Jhe Peru drought with- a basket, :hen added two more; to make it 29-23 and the closest the Tigers were to come the rest of the way. The margin was back to 12 ' at 43-31 as the teams left the floor at halftime, and Tipton broke it wide open in the third quarter as they outshot the visitors 27-16 on two fielders and four of four free throw shooting by Smith, two baskets and a free throw by Lex Boyd, a field goal and four charity tosses by Dan Crouch and four of five field goal shooting by Curnutt. Moore Departed The only blemish of the quarter was the departure of forward Bill Moore with'2:43 left on the clock after 'drawing his fifth personal but Dave Quigley who took his place, while failing to score, did a nice defensive job with a couple of • beautifully blocked shots. After coach Biddle had attempted a zone to hold the hot shooting Curnutt during the first half, he sent his boys into a man-for-man in the last two' periods with no more success. •Top Scorer Coach Dick Barr's "All- v American", who drilled 9 of 14 in the opening two periods plus two for two at the foul line, then hit 10 of 12 field goals in the second half and closed out the night with 40 points. And that last half blazing shooting came against Rick . Inniger, the most hustling and best defensive player in the Peru lineup. When Curnutt wasn't popping them from almost every position on the floor, Keith Smith was adding the knockout punch witfi a dazzling exhibition of rebounding, stealing and driving that gave him nine field goals and 11 of 12 free throw attempts for his best night of the year in a 29 point performance. ; Barr Elated The complete form reversal from their showing against Frankfort had coach Barr purring like a contented kitten and'he showered praise on all of the kids. "It was our best game of the year", he said, and no one, considering the calibre of a real good Peru basketball (Continued on pig* 6) WEATHER Sunny and warmer today, mostly: <loudy and not' so cold tonight. Sunday mostly cloudy with occasional snow or sleet possibly changing to rain by afternoon. High 26 to 3%. lew tonight 16 to 26, high Sunday In mld-30«. Elwood Takes Measure Of Millers 78-54 By BOB GATELY United Press International <•. INDIANAPOLIS (U'PI) —Unbeaten Anderson made a strong bid Friday night to challenge Gary Roosevelt for the top spot in the Indiana high school basketball rankings with a 73-62 victory over previously unbeaten East Chicago Washington. . The Indians, tied with idle Kokomo for second place behind Roosevelt in the latest rankings by the UPI board of coaches, led most of the way against fifth-ranked Washington as they registered their sixth straight victory. It was Washington's first loss in six games. Anderson got its usual balanced scoring with four players in double figures led by John Grubb's IS points. .Fourth - ranked Indianapolis Washington made it six in a row with a 60-49 victory over city foe Cathedral. Once-beaten South Bend Washington, ranked sixth, had its hands full getting back on the winning track over city foe Riley, 69-68. Gary Froebel, ranked seventh and beaten only by Roosevelt, rolled up an easy Northwestern Conference victory over Valparaiso, 90-79. Unbeaten Elwood ranked eighth, won its sixth in a row, beating Noblesville 78-54. Indianapolis Manual, tied for ninth with idle Evansville Rex Mundi, downed city foe Wood 72-64. It was also the sixth straight for Manual. Rex Mundi, with six -wins under its belt, is idle until after Christmas, but the other two members of the top 10 who did not play Friday night will see action tonight with Roosevelt at South Bend Central and Koko mo at Fort Wayne North-. In Friday night's action, South Bend Central'• downed Goshen, 71-58, while Fort Wayne North warmed up with an easy 86-59 win over LaPorte. Three other major unbeaten teams kept their strings going. Washington beat Evansville Central, CS-63, for its seventh in a row; Evansville Harrison beat Fort Branch, 65-58, for its sixth, and Evansville Memorial won its fifth, downing Cannelton, 58-54. • Among the smaller powers, Mooresville won its 10th, beating Decatur Central, 66-65, but needed an overtime to do it. Ossian beat Leo, 63-61, for its ninth and will go after No.. 10 tonight against Fort Wayne Elmhurst. Columbus, which suffered its first loss last week after winning 47 straight regular season games, continues to find the going rough although the Bulldogs% came out on top Friday night over winless Martinsville, 62-61. And Martinsville lost a chance to pull it out when Mike Bex missed a pair of free.] throws on a one and one situation" with three seconds left Don Curnutt turned in one of the night's top individual performances as he scored 40 points to lead Tipton over Peru, 97-70. The victory gave Tipton undisputed first places in the Central Conference. Leon Lambright hit 34 points in a losing cause as -Prairie Heights edged Topeka, 72-71. WORLD'S LARGEST CHRISTMAS TREE is tms giam spreading oak in Wilmington, N.C., decorated with thousands of lights Dy the city a fanes Department, as n aas Oi:un uvers >cat since 1929. The lights are turned on during special program. Dallas Specialty Store Damaged By 5-A!arm Fire DALLAS (UPI) — A five- alarm fire caused probably millions of dollars in damage to the Neiman - Marcus specialty store early today. At least two firemen were injured.; .. * The fire apparently was triggered by a series of explosions in the escalator system in the plush store. Dragons Win Eighth in Nine Coach Koy Watson's Dragons made it eight wins in nine outings ?.t Indianapolis last night with a breezing 71-53 decision over Brebeuf. Windfall was never threatened after romping to a 21-11 first quarter lead and coach Watson used 11 players, the reserves going almost/the' entire second half. Nine Dragons got into the scoring column paced by Craig Plummer's 22 and Gary Stout's 18. Greg Hoback had 12 to join the double -figure shooters. After the hot first quarter, Windfall got even tougher with a 22-10 margin in the second quarter. Brebeuf had a three point edge in the third and one point margin in the final period. Windfall is idle now until a Dec. 29 30 holiday tourney at Cascade. The box score: WINDFALL FG FT PT Pierce 3 2 8 Hoback . 4 4 12 Clouser -1 2 4 G. Stout 5 8 18 Plummer 8 6 22 J. Stout 0 1 1 Upchurch 1 0 2 Mullins 0 0 0 Lassiter 1 0 2 McCoof 1 0 2 Potter 0 0 0 TOTALS 24 23 71 BREBEUF ]• Matts 1 5 7 Pope 2 0 4 Minnis 8 0 16 McClain 0 1 ' 1 Hill 7 °\ 14 Argus 1 (T 2 Glynn 2 0 4 Boyder 1 3 5 TOTALS 22 9 53 Two Accidents !n Town Friday Two accidents occurred with in one hour of each other, Friday in downtown Tipton. Marjorie Jane Foster, 43, R. R. 1, Tipton, scraped the side of,her car as she pulled from an alley beside the Town and Country loading zone. She hit a truck unloading there as she attempted to enter Madison Street. Damage to her vehicle was estimated at $50. An hour earlier at 12:45 p.m., Joseph M. Roe, 21, 920 N. Main, was hit as he made a left turn from Independence street onto Jefferson. Headed north, Roe had almost completed his turn, when a southbound car. driven by Att Edward Morris, 23, 537V6 N. Independence, turned right, into Roe's vehicle. Damage to Roe's, car was estimated at $75 while damage to Morris' machine was approximately $45. SINGER BANKRUPT BEDFORD, England (UPI)— Singer Ricky Valence, 28, whose recording of "Tell Laura I Love Her" sold more .than 300,000 copies, told a bankruptcy court here he is more than $50,000 in debt because he "became accustomed to a /standard of living to reduce." Clinton Prairie Halts Eagles An ice cold streak at the end of the game in which they hit only four of 22 shots, cost the Eagles of Jackson Central a vie tory wnich appeared already wrapped in holiday ribbons last night. Coach Bill •Britton's boys bowed in the end to the superior height of Clinton Prairie by a count of 54-50. After a nip and tuck first quarter in which honors were divided 15-15, J-C took a 27-22 lead at halftime and were in front by 12 points at one moment in the third quarter, 37-25 when suddenly a deep-freeze covered over the basket and the Clinton county boys tied things up at 46 all with a 2l-point burst while the Eagles were getting just eight points. Coach Brittpn said he was hop ing to get the one-and-one situa tion into play when .he'd have slowed down traffic and held the ball but the Eagles never did get into bonus. contention in the second half. Francis Schildmeier hitting 13 of 24 field goal attempts and Sumner with six buckets tried to keep things going from outside while the front line battled on almost even terms for con trol of the boards, despite a big height disadvantage. The Eagles were down only 38-37 in rebounding but couldn't get the good shot in under the bucket. •In almost as frantic a battle the J-C reserves also lost a heartbreaker 52-50. Coach Britton, despite the tough loss, expressed pleasure at the way his kids are working the ball. They committed only six errors and play good defen sive ball. The'box score: Jackson Central McConnell Carson Leach Sumner Schildemeier TOTALS Clinton Prairie Pennington Dilley Heavilon Blacker Carter TOTALS Jackson Central Clinton Prairie FG FT PTS 1 0 2 1 2 4 1 4 6 6 0 12 13 0 26 22 6 50 1 2 4 6 . 0 12 5 5 15 2 2 6 8 1 17 22 10 54 15-27-41-50 15-22-36-54 Former Tipton Resident Dies Francis J. Hickner who spent his childhood here and is a brother of Mrs. Isadore Tragesser, Tipton Route 3, died in Harper Hospital, Detroit, (Friday morning at the age of 50. He had left Tipton in 1929. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday from St. Joan of Arc Church in St. Clair Shores, Michigan with b«rial in that community. The body is at the; Brandau Funeral Home, 7611 Miller Road, Detroit.. Survivors Include also the mother, Mrs. Rose Hickner and a brother Herman Hickner of Detroit and another brother, Harold, of Hoyal Oaks, Michigan. Nature Notes by GEORGE CLINE The Christmas season' is something else that, like the old gray mare, ain't what it used to be. A few generations ago celebrating^ Christmas in rural Tipton \ to , , b <; eligible for welfare aid in % °,. f* . ^ . , Oklahoma, she said Mrs. Hop- County meant doing some things that are not done now, i kins - bcsl chance to supp i ement and on the other hand, some habits of that time have! her Three Climb To Safety By Tying Sheets Together Family Deserts Grandmother at Salvatisn Army TULSA, OUla. (UPI) — The Salvation Army said today it had received telephone calls from several states offering a home to the white-haired grandmother ' who was abandoned here by her family last Monday. Mrs. Juanita London, welfare director for the army center, said, however, she felt Mrs. Ada Hopkins would be better off if she returned to California. "Calls have come from around Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas." Mrs. .London said WARREN, Mich. (UPI) — Six small children, all under the age of 12. died early today in a fire which swept through •heir home on the city's South Side. The Victims were identified as Martha Cox, 12, her two sisters, Mary Jo, 7, and Diane, 4, and her three brothers, Johnny, 6, Jimmy, 3, and Charles, 1. They were the children of Albert and Marie Cox. Three other children, Albert, 13, Frank 9, and Tommy, 8. climbed to safety from the burning homo by tying sheets together. Mary Jo was found outside the home dead. The rest of the children perished inside. Police said the mother was reported in critical condition at Holy Cross Hospital. The father, who works at a b^t \Vrfoerirwmu7"bVbest| f , a ? tor >' during the daytime and drives a cab at night, was away at the time of the fire. if Mrs. Hopkins returned to Los Angeles." .Mrs. London said that although Mrs. Hopkins' previous Los Angeles address \v3s not known, California authorities had been contacted to determine her welfare status. The cause of the fire, which destroyed the home, was not determined. Police said Albert told them he first smelled smoke shortly after 2 a.m. He woke his two c . ., , . . . j brothers, strung together a lad- She said Mrs. _Hopkins only . der 0{ shsets> and mad? tnem known income was an SS4 So-1 cial Security check. Since it ivould take five years residence been dropped. Log Cabin Christmas We did not have Christmas in ; Tennessee the night before trees, holly or mistletoe II \ Prai-f christmas and were k t awake riebecause none grew there and; haIf . tne night b youngsters setting off firecrackers. How ever, we later spent Christmas Eve in New Orleans and did not hear "firecrackers, so perhaps this is Southeastern custom, more than Southern. To appreciate this, it must be remembered that the people of the South never did care much about celebrating the fourth of July. Christmas Songs My grandfather (George Cline) preached in the wilderness of Prairie Township for 50 years, "without pay and without price," and in his church the services were always"'scrious and with a minimum of levity. However we did get some fun from kidding him by making over an old song that we had heard, and fitting it to his church. Our maligning version of the story' that granddad and the other elders of the church needed new song books, and since the publishers agreed to sell them at a reduced price if some advertising were allowed in them, a bargain was struck.' But what they didn't (Continued on Page 6) none was for sale thereabouts so far as we knew. However, as kids, we believed firmly in Santa Claus and hung up our stockings on Christmas Eve, behind the heating stove. All in the family who were older than I. had used the provilege of hanging up their Christmas stockings by the fireplace in the log house, but my folks had built a new frame house a>bout a year before I came along. My parents said that once on Christmas morning when they lived in the log house dad had to get up in the attic of the shed part of the house that contained the kitchen, and shovel the snow out before mother could build a fire in the cook- stove, otherwise the breakfast would have been soaked with the drip of the slowly melting snow overhead. Clapboard roofs turned most rain and snow well enough, but when the snow fell during a strong wind it would be blown under the boards. One man (now <*pne) who was from a family of 8 boys and two girls, told me that the boys all slept in the -ttic of their log house and that they awakened one Christmas morning to find the beds fairly covered with snow. But we made good use of the snow anyway, by making snow men of various sizes and shapes, even some in imitations of Santa Claus. And «e had sleds, but no hills to slide down! fjot Commercialized Presents were freely e x- chahged within the family then, hut there was no promiscuous exchanging of gifts outside ttie immediate family, and certainly there was no real commer- ializing of Christmas. In those days money was something to be used conservatively and most of the presents were such things as home knitted socks or mittens, and perhaps a pocket knife i French harp or a jews harp for the boys. Of course, we had olenty of candy, mostly' horehound and peppermint stick candy that we could get in trade from the hucksters. Christmas Habits One thing that was- a regular hatoit in our family was for each to try to be the. first, or one. of the first, up on Christmas morning so as to be able to say 'Christmas Gift" to the later arizes. I do not know whether this was a general habit throughout the country, but it was in our area. Another habit was to always have plenty of firecrackers for Christmas. This custom was imported from the South, or the Southeast (The Clines came from Virginia—Suh!) and is still practiced there. On Christmas Eve 1949 we stayed in a town climb out the window. Albert hailed a passing car uith two young men in it and told ; hem of the fire. The men oroke a window in the home and pulled Mrs. Cox, 35, ta safety. The three surviving boys were taken to Holy Cross Hospital where they were treated and released to the care of a neighbor. Warren is iust outside the ncome tlu-cugh weuare would" be in California where ;he had lived since 1947. Mrs. Hopkins, her few battered suitcases and her fluffy toy dog, were "left in front of army headquarters Monday. Mrs. Hopkins, who' is about 65, said she had been traveling ! ci'y limits of Detroit from Arkansas to Texas with her daughter, son-in-law and their seven children and two dogs. "They simply didn't have room for me or food," she explained. "When they let me out on the sidewalk my son-in-law said, 'we'll see you sometime.' One of my grandchildren said, 'we're going to get rid of you. You eat too much.' " "But I'm not mad at them." sh added. "The whole thing was for the best. I'm contented here." Film Cancelled The film "John Goldfarb Paint Shop In Prison Burned .MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (UPI) —A fire which uroke out ii; the Indiana State Prison paint shep Friday burned out of control tor two hours but did not threaten cellblock buildings. The fire was the second in a week at the prison. Earlier, flames des.royed a quantity of foodstuffs in a prison warehouse. Authorities said Friday's fire, apparently caused by a faulty exhaust fan in the shop, was Please Come Home," has been' fed b >' Quantities of paint, alco- cancclled 'by Twentieth Foxi ho1 and P alnt thinner, studios and will not be shown at the Diana theater as per schedule on cards throughout the area, according to Nick Paikos, theater manager. Tipton High School students Nila Schulenburg, Terry Weber.^ and Robert Cochran are shown here participating-in Honor" Society initiations during • program at the school. , ,'..„,,,' , - ' " . (TRIBUNE Photo-Engraving) Fire Damages McAvoy Home Tipton's Fire Department was called to fight a late afternoon blaze at the home of William J. McAvoy in near-zero weather Friday. The residence at 318 Columbia Ave., took two hours to extinguish and resulted in an estimated four to five thousand dollars loss. Fire Chief Landis Uields said probable cause of the fire was an overheated chimney flue. Blaze Sweeps Shopping District PETERSBURG ,Ind. (UPI)— Fire of undetermined or ig i n swept more than half a block in the heart of this city's downtown district early today. Several persons were evacuated from apartments above several business establishments ,md from two rooming houses. There were no injuries. Cause of the blaze, which took firemen several hours to bring under control, was not determined. But a man known to have slept in a corner of a beer distributor's warehouse where the fire may have started was being questioned. At the height of the fire, sev- . eral explosions took place as the • flames ate their way into tha warehouse stocked with beer. , *:EtjU|pin<|ii !t $iand firemen from nearby Washington assisted the local force. • ^TheV flames''also swept two barbershops and a leather goods store.

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