The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on December 21, 1964 · Page 1
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Tipton, Indiana
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Monday, December 21, 1964
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HAROLD J. BURTON ARCHIVES ^ SISTAST INDIANA &TATE -"BBAJJ ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4,.1W5 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTIN, INDIANA VOLUME 69, NUMBER 67 TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE. MONDAY DECEMBER 21 f 1964 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK .HELD IN DEATH INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — Authorities today held John Harper, 29, in connection with the fatal beating death of Mrs. Shirley Taylor, 26. 'Police said the two shared an apartment and Harper told them he returned home Saturday night to find the woman bleeding from a head wound. They said Harper denied any knowledge of the death. A deputy coroner said the woman died from a blow on the forehead with a blunt instrument. BOY HUNTER KILLED PRINCETON, Ind. (UPI)— Authorities have blamed a hunting accident for the death of Robert C. Parker, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Parker. Police said the youth died instantly of a shotgun blast in the stomach while he was hunting rabbits Saturday with Randell Freeman, 16, R.R. 1, Haubstadt. •Freeman told police the boys were trying to flush a rabbit from a woodpile about three miles south of Haubstadt. When Parker placed the butt of his gun on the ground, it went off, Freeman said. FIRE. DEATHS MAR KILLED BY GUN INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)—Tuesday services are planned for seven-year-old Stephen McClanahan, who died Saturday after being accidentally wounded by a shotgun blast. The boy, son-of Mr. and Mrs. Roger McClanahan, died in St. Joseph Hospital at Kokomo after he was shot Friday as he and a cousin. grappled for the gun at the relative's house in Galveston. The shooting occurred in the home of Victor Graham as the boy tussled with Jack Eldridge, 11, for the 12-gauge shotgun. 41 Known Dead In Wreckage of Mexican Trains 'MEXICO CITY (UPI) —Federal troops today patrolled the site of the disastrous train collision in .'southeastern M e x i c:o which took a toll of at least 41 dead Sunday. Estimates ranged as high as 70 dead and more, than 100 injured. A 20-car freight train traveling at 50 miles an hour plowed into a mixed freight-passenger train at Tacotalpa, about 50 miles 'from Villabermosa, capital of Tabasco state. • Railway officials said the engineer of the freight train apparently had fallen. asleep: Reports said four Americans were among the injured. Officials identified one as Miles Warner of Alhambra, Calif., who was pulled from among twisted masses of metal burned away by rescue workers with acetylene torches. Warner's home address is 142 Palatine St. At a Villahermosa hospital attendants said- Warner's right arm had been amputated and both legs were badly fractured. The other Americanshad not been identified at last report. They were reported slightly injured and left the wreck scene early. The site of the crash is about 500 miles from Mexico City, close to the Guatemalan border, on the Southeastern Railway operated by the Mexican government. The staff-* correspondent of the Mexico City daily, La Pr'en- sa, said that 70 persons were believed killed in the crash and that 50 bodies had been recovered. "•••'.. ';. Gen. Salvador M.' Cruz Calvo,. commander of the 30th Military Zone, ordered • - the • crews. - of both .trains arrested...-The freight;. tmn^ ejjgipeer;. 1 Miguel. Sanchez - Cruz, jwas reported missing. '•••--,'' ^.V' : . .' • MERRRY CHRISTMAS LAFAYETTE, Ind. (UPI)— Manager Francis Maxwell of the American Plan Loan Co., said he wished the man who robbed the company of $500 in cash and another $500 in checks Saturday a Merry Christmas and added, "We don't need the money that badly." Maxwell and two other em­ ployes were tied up by the bandit. He told police the man entered the office shortly before closing time, tied them up, helped himself to the money in an open safe and fled. , RHODES SCHOLARS PHILADELPHIA (UPI) — A native Hoosier and two other students attending the University of Notre Dame and Valpa raison University were among 32 college scholars named Sunday to receive Rhodes Scholarships. The grants enable them to study for two years at' Oxford University in England. The Valparaiso student named was Richard D. Nehring, Canon City, Colo. CarsDamaged At Intersection A: -three-cat:' chain-reaction accident -resulted in" nearly $375 damage early Sunday afternoon at; a busy .Tipton •infer-; section.' When Richard Gullion, 38, Box" 131, Atlanta,stopped; for the light at Main and.Madi­ son, he was ramme'd from behind by James Wiley Pore, 20, 329 N. East Street:-. Pore • was then sandwiched in by "Jerry Lee Vanosdol, 19, RR" 2, Windfall, as all three .drivers, were headed south at the time of the collision. .--'"' •'•";Damage to Gullion's vehicle was -estimated at $75 while damage to Pore's and Varis- dol's machines was $150 each. No injuries were reported in the mishap. s.-:. 1 • ••••••••.. •. .-;**•' - THIS IS CHRISTMAS—Curiosity gets the best of one.little toy (left) at tne annual Christmas party at tne Crippled: Children's Center"in Peoria, Hi... and Lina Urlde (center and right), .8. sings her happy Heart out to Santa -Glaus during & Christmas- party at the: State Scnool tor the Blind in A us-tin, Tex.' The gay flarty was!for Lina s second grade class.; Hamilton County Native Killed in Saturday Crash A Hamilton County native, sister of two Tipton women was killed in a Saturday evening traffic accident in north Indianapolis when her car skidded at 6:30 p.m. at the icy intersection of 56th street and Keystone Avenue and struck a traffic light standard.- Mrs. Gertrude M. Chamber- Iain, 62, of 731 Garlyle Place, wa's ruled dead of a heart rupture suffered in the accident after an investigation 1 'by Marion County Coroner Dr. Dennis J. Nochalas. • 'Mrs. Chamberlain was born Feb. .12,1902 near Atlanta,-Indiana, the daughter jfof Frank "il, and Pearl D. (Dickoyer) Essfg. She was married^May. 28, 1921 Jo Thomas Chambe'rlainif .An- dfersdn jnd the_- couple ''had; resided-in -Indianapolis •. for .42 years/ 'Her • husband preceded heV7n*ideatH : 'Feb: ^9," 1959.-." •* : Survivors', include { a'.: daughter, .Mrs; ROy. "White, ! Jf..,' Indianapolis; •; .three .•';. grandchildren; two" sisters; Mrs.; Simon- Wolfe and Mrs. -Ray Rose''of: Tipton; two .brothers, Garland Essig of "Arcadia and yerloh "Essig of Indianapolis.. ••' '-. - Services will. be held at 11 a.m: Wednesday from. the Sterling"Funeral Home,; 1422 Prospect-Street,. Indianapolis, with burial in; Dunkard -Cemetery, Arcadia, where the casket will be -opened for viewing by area friends unable to • attend - the funeral.- ; - - - ••; Stricken Today j J.. Claude Tolle, Tipton,-transferred to St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis, - last Wednesday, died there at noon today. Services" will be announced Tuesday in the Tribune. KILLED IN BRAWL LAFAYETTE, Ind. (UPI)—A family brawl left one man dead and three others injured late Sunday night • State police said John A. Newsome, 34, was shot to death by his mother-in-law, . Mrs; •Joyce Manley, 50, after New-, some threw Mrs. Mauley's -husband down a flight of stairs, struck her and slashed his wife •with a butcher knife. ".' .* Authorities said Mrs. Manley shot Newsome, who they said had been drinking, in the neck with a shotgun. Newsome died a short time later. ,j William MSuIe*, the father- law, was*TOspftalized -with broken:; vertebrae-. 1 His wife y$£ treated,for ,face lacerations and] shock and Newsome's wife of one months Billie Ann, 33, wag treated for minor injuries and released from Home Hospital The brawl occurred at the Manley home just outside the city limits. , 400 BREMEN BATTUE NEJMAN-MARCUS -fIRE - Some 400 Tttremen using-^vaviJh»bla<Sequipment battle a JIve-alarm pro ft'the wc*ld-famoW^eunsn-Marcua specialty store In Dafhui, TerfOne.' ojt U» camera ^atbnated dam**e at i be- tweeh'fS Million and $10 mUMon. The blase apparently Was • triggered by a series of explosions In the" escalator system. China Warned Or Not Tp Expect Soviet Changes v MOSCOW (UPI) — A Kremlin warning that Communist China should not expect chang- esin the Soviet line, came amid preparations for • a world "Communist policy-making conference, Western "diplomats noted today. In a lengthy article Sunday }n the Soviet party newspaper Pravda, major-policies articulated under" Nikita S. Khrushchev were termed "mature," "fruitful'' and described as' being supported by the, "overwhelming majority" of the 90- odd Conununist- parties in the world. '; _ . -••••.: ^The general line of the Com-' munist movement is-not a subjective",^' personalized -line," Pravda said. "It is a course, Collectively' elaborated on the basis of;-theoretical analysis of objective facts," . • It was the first major reaffirmation of: Moscow's stance since the Kremlin postponed a preparatory - meeting for ; the world parley from Dec. 15 to March 1. '•'"-••''.'• ' Neither Khrushchev nor China was mentioned in Pravda, but diplomats said the article— a 2,500 word summary of events in the ;world Communist move-, ment in 1964 — clearly was intended for the- consideration of Peking. Ford Opposes By ARNOLD W. SAWISLAK United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI) —Rep. Gerald R. Ford worked against a 14-day deadline today to build his "new spirit" campaign for the House Republican leadership ' into victory over Rep. Charles A. Halleck. ' The Michigan Republican, who plunged into . the battle Saturday, ' appeared confident that,he could defeat the veter­ anIndiana QOP' leader at the showdown Jan. 4. Ford predicted that when the 140 Republicans who will serve In the 89th Congress assess" the candidates, they'will choose him." i\*---^-X x<fialleck, who has,.neen Vaca- tio.ning'^h Florida, headed back for'Washington to start organiz-; ing "his -campaign-, foir. re-' election.: His office ;sald. Halleck had -no -immediate comment.'on the Ford .candidacy^V •';•;• ;• ; Ford's campaign organization, headed by Rep. Robert Pi Griffin, . R-Mich.,"; worked-.through the weekend : to line'-up' votes 'for the- 5lTyear -old.'challenger. • .The, aim'-is to. build a "substantial", margin .ait . victory, ford said. He .indicated he did not want to go" through the, kind of fight that Hallfeck had'when he beat Rep.. Joseph W. Martin, R-Mass., for. the leadership by four votes just six years ago. - ' - -... . Ford declined to "play the numbers game" . when asked (Continued on page 8) . - ms; Fire 31 Dead From Accidents Driver Cited To Appear In Court Here Today City-Police and Sheriff's Department - officers investigating an : early - morning hit-and-run accident, arrested Robert'Wal- dren, RR 5,' Kokomo, Saturday. . : The' ' officers were looking for a car- which may have sideswiped a vehicle belonging to John Bullard, RR-1, Tipton. Bullard reported the accident happened -.sometime' early Saturday morning while his" car was'parked at Bullard's . Service^Station, Ind. 28 and US: '3^.: .Damage- to • Bullard-s - Sfe : hicle .was estimated at $250." vWaldren; was - apprehended ,on the east-sid(i-bf,ih^", city; ^jjund ^r^^eoTJIronV -:^eldbyK ^>jCa%V'' on ;;:^^;;.^V :;^l^a )5r :|ifiid\}wfe jallfe^.ott\tSarg^-'i)f'; public J fn : . ^ns'gfes 'jjloiCo 6f >;iL*.'S^JcJtbIad - e lau^;.>He;^as ",6ited'Vtb. appear in- -City-v Court'. this '.'_i afterooojfi,;' -Tipton .'Qify-Hali-.wili: close at 1:00 '•; a.m;'- Thiirsday; "Decern- bef:'24; ;: ani:remain. closecV 'until- -8:45. a;m.,' -Monday,- Decem­ ber'' 28.: MheV same; schedule, wjfl be ibllowed; for "theNew .Year's holiday,: With the -offices;. closing '.at--liOQ''";p.'ni•'. New., "years' Eve,- reopening January .4. •; General Store Of Millionaires To Be Re-built - DALLAS (UPI). — Neiman- Marcus, the rnink-and-stetson fashion castle of the Southwest, looked 'into the future through the smoke today, ' planning round-the-clock fire cleanup work in order to reopen in 20 days. A five-alarm fire burned out part' of the store before dawn Saturday mornipg, causing damage estimated ' by one of the owners at more than $5 million; Fire authorities seeking the cause said there may have been an electrical short in an elevator cable. Stanley Marcus,, president of the "oil millionaire's general store," estimated that it will take 10 days of work in 24-hour shifts to clean up the charred, water : soaked building, "and another week after that to get the smoke smell out." .'Marcus said he plans-to reopen the store on Jan. 11. But many .of the displays will be only temporary, he added, and it might be six months before "everything is back to normal." . .-Marcus said the store is fully insured^ including coverage on jhe lost business days, and will-suffer no financial.loss. ; '.;-Thick;-clouds of: black smoke QUed.ey.^ry cranny of the store ,-Satuxday/;-as. : the fire ate away atyJheVupper three floors of the seven-story -building. iFiremen poured in water at the rate of more: than- i,500 gallons a minute : from, .high-pressure snorkel towers; and.cascades of water formed -.through the lower floors soaking 'the', famous - red plush carpet.--'Firemen smashed • out the Stained •-; glass : Christmas windows to get. hose inside, and •tramped"-heavily through display rporaS: filled. With- imported fashions, vfur coats, . European Wines-selling for more than S8 aV bottle'-and the world's most pampered cowboy boots. Grand Jury May I investigate Fatal Fire at Fountaintown Nursing Home FOUNTAINTOWN, Ind. (UPI) —Shelby \ County Prosecutor Phillip Brown was scheduled to decided today on a possible grand jury investigation into a fire which killed 20 patients in a nursing home. Brown' said earlier nothing has thus far been uncovered to warrant ah investigation pf the Maples Nursing Home here, but that be would decide today. State officials said although the, .home compiled with fire regulations, it received a "poor^^ratihg" from the health board and its- license renewal had been ordered upheld, just 48 hours -before Friday's :tragedy. Three of the 13 patients of the home who were injured in .the Hospital iff Shelbyville Saturday, but one, Sara Sheets, 84, remained in serious condition. She was the' only one hospitalized with burns. The. Others were treated for "shock, smoke Inhalation and exposure. - Mrs. Myrtle Donahue, a nurse's aide who helped many of the patients to safety, also remained in the hospital.' - Had Top Fir* Rating On the day of the fire, it-was laarned the home had received a top rating for fire compliance from the." state fire marshal's office. Later', however, State Board of'Health officials said the home's license renewal was being held up for violations of the health code. Dr: ; W. Dean Mason,' chairman of the Indiana Health Facilities Council, told a news conference in Indianapolis Saturday the home was the "worst of all" 82-hdmes whose -renewal re- I quests were being held up. r' Mason said the home's inspection report rated "very poorly" and covered 3V4 pages. He said the facility was especially weak on sanitation, housekeeping and record-keeping. He said the 62 homes denied renewal last Wednesday and that they. were given until March i to remedy • the situations or face cancellation of their licenses. He said they would be .'allowed'to remain in operation until that. date. ' losptc^ D«e f ' 1 Vance T.' Koonce, director of the State ) Board of Health's pursing homes division and secretary of the council,-said thV home was inspected Dec. 1 and a copy:of the list of deficiencies sent to operator Max McGraw, Greenfield, on Dec. 5. Koonce said the inspector. Miss Carol Ottinger, a public health nurse, also talked over the report with McGraw, who Was "displeased- because he thought the inspection was too strict.'! A Shelby County health official said McGraw Was "belligerent and threatening" to health inspectors who visited the establishment. ' . . v lmprpY*n>«nts Tak* Time .• Masop 'devoted much of the news conference to discussing what ,wss bebg dope jn the nursing hpme field and said "the improvements "take time." He added the council would probably seek legislation to revoke the ''grandfather clause" in the !rf:weitf UcejWnf.act, ' -The-<^«-homei established at the time, the act was passed in 1958 to operate with certain privileges not extended to homes -set up later. As an example, Mason said, homes in .operation before 1958 were not required to keep non­ ambulatory patients on the ground floors of the buildings. McGraw's facility, since it .was open before the law was passed, was exempt from the provision too. '* ; . State Fire Marshal Ira Anderson also sat in on the news conference and said his office '•would conduct a thorough investigation into the blaze, tentatively blamed on an overheated heating, system. He said his inspectors recommended that a written plan for evacuation be developed for the patients' and that regular fire drills be conducted. - US. TO imACS PANAMA CANAl-T.h» Panama Canal will - b« replaced by a new. aiea-latal jwitai^f»y connecUng the Atlaiuo ind PaoWe,; Wttratnt Johnaoo revealed to Waah- " JhiriBjg ^»wuoo5« qeiljart Cut In December, U04. By United'Press International It was a weekend for Santa Claus, for trimming the Christmas trtee, 1 for window shopping at night. But in New York, it was the weekend a young mother, died in a fire'with her six small children — four of them huddled in her arms. It was a weekend for games, for .stories- at bedtime, for; dreams of snowmen and reindeer and jingling bells. But in Michigan, it was the weekend six more children died by fire while .neighbors held -back their hysterical mother. It was the weekend for statistics, for unmeasurable totals: The weekend that fire claimed the- lives of- 47 persons, 39 of them children. And it was not only children. It was 31 persons killed in multiple death traffic accidents, uncounted more who died alon3. It 'was two persons dead and five miffsing in airplane crashes. Worst Accident The worst accident of the weekend happened at Palmyra, N.Y., where a 25-year-old mother, Mrs. Anna Breeden, died with her six Ulu'e children when a flash fire swept their home. The husband and father, Paul B. Breeden, 31, was on his way home to tell his family about the "new job and home of happiness" he had found in Chicago. He get home one hour too late. . . "You could tell this fire took the lives of children," a fire investigator said. "Thera were a few things that escaped the flames — a tov tractor, a .wagon, a dump truck" and then'the shoes." -•, • Six more children, ranging in age from 11 years to 18 months, died when fire broke out in their home at Warren, Mich. Their mother, Mrs. Marie Cox, was found outside "beating at a front window" of the flaming house by neighbors, who re- restrained her. Fire in a frame tenant farm house near Kenston, N. C, took the lives of five children ranging in age from 6 months to nine years. The victims' mother and six other children escaped the flames. Caught In Fire Four children died in a fire at their Pine River, Minn., home while their parents, Mr. (Continued on page 6) Charles Fippen Stricken Today Charles B. Fippen, 79, died at '5 a.m. today in Batesyille Hospital of'a heart attack. He had been a resident of the Gilland Nursing Home in Osgood, Indiana, for seven years. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the East Union Church, with burial in East Union Cemetery. The body will be brought to East Union Wednesday. The deceased was born in East Union Oct. 31, 1885, son of Clayton .J. and Kate (Brown) Fippen.. He graduated from Atlanta High School in 1906 and Was married "Dec. 24, 1911 to the former Myrtle Sturdevant, who, preceded him in death in 1956. )y. He. is survived by three sons, Burton Fippen of Indianapolis; Charles of Fortville and Robert D., near North Vernon; 11 grandchildren and seven great - grandchildren", a-brother Leo Fippen and a sister, Goldie Fippen, both of Arcadia, as well. as - two nieces. License Suspended A 15-day suspension of license has been invoked against the Tipton Chapter V.F.W. by the State Alcoholic ' Beverage Commission on charges of sales to non-members, dispensing of drinks by a non-licensed bartender and permitting of loitering by intoxicated persons. WEATHER • ' fv.'\ " 'Partlf'sbnny and mild today, •' mostly • cloudy and • Jirrl*'warmer tonlflht. Tuesday partly cloudy and turning; colder. High today in lew 40s. Lew .tonight. In mid 20*. High Tuesday in the 30s."

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