I HAROLD J. BURTON ARCHIVES -A3SI3TAMT INDIANA STATE-LIBRtf IHDIAHAP3LIS, II'JDIA?* 1 ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT T1PTIN, INDIANA VOLUME 69„ NUMBER 68 TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1944 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK Leprosy Victim Tries Suicide; Condition 'Fair' By. JOHN BARNETT United Press International SAN FRANCISCO (UPI)'—A .leprosy-haunted young housewife and mother gained strengh to day in a battle to survive a 230 foot plunge from the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge, a fall from-a height on the bridge that no one else has ever survived. Mrs. Isabelle Kainoa, 30, stopped her car on, the bridge Monday morning, "ran to the railing, leaped over the side, and fell to the storm - lashed waters of San Francisco Bay. Six minutes later — thanks to her own instinct for survival and to an incredible combination of circumstances—she was pulled from the water by crew- me of a Coast Guard patrol boat. She was taken to San Fran.- cisco General Hospital, where doctors said she had received a fracture of the pelvic bone, hip lacerations and possible internal injuries. Her condition was described throughout the day Monday as critical, but by late Monday night she had im proved'to the point where doctors described her condition as "fair." "It's a miracle that she sur- vivedj" said Dr. Thomas E. Albers,' administrator of the hospital. Strong Swimmer Mrs. Kainoa was saved partly because she was a strong and competent swimmer, a skill she developed during childhood days in Hawaii, and partly because she unknowingly chose to leap at the one moment when rescue was near. She has suffered since childhood from Hansen's disease, or leprosy. The disease was arrested before her marriage at the age of 16. subsequently, she gave birth to three children. Then, four years ago, her youngest child, John, was born, and the illness recurred; "My wife had what they call a reactivation of the disease," said her husband, Royal, 37. "She was' receiving treatment as an out-patient — we weren't isolated, we would go around like other people—but she could not have intimate contact with very young children. She could not kiss our little boy—she had to meet him once a' week in the park." Signs Of Control Recently, the disease appeared to be responding to treatment and showed signs of being brought under control once more. But last week, Mrs. Kainoa told her husband she believed she was pregnant again. "She thought the pregnancy would reactivate the leprosy," Kainoa said. And so, while her husband slept Monday morning after his night-time work as a mechanic, Mrs. Kainoa left her home in Oakland and drove to the bridge. WEATHER Considerable fog this morning. Coudy with occasional drizzle thorugh Wednesday. High today and Wednesday •mid to upper 30s. Low tonight 30 to 36. GUNMEN Barry Backers Form Group To inform Public By NEIL A. MARTIN' United Press International' WASHINGTON (UPI)-A new organization to help conservatives win political office has leen set up by a ' group of prominent figures, mostly sup porters of Sen. Barry M. Goldwater. Outgoing Hep. Donald C, Bruce, R-fnd., is . chairman oi he organization, the American Conservative Union (ACU). 3ruce who has one of the most .•onservative voting records in Congress, did not seek re-elec- ion after an unsuccessful pri- .nary bid for a Senate seat. Vice chairman of the 17-man ward of directors is Rep. John il. Ashbrook, R-Ohio, and the secretary is Robert E. Bau•nan, director of the Young \mericans for Freedom, which lacked Goldwater in the. presi- lential election. Other members of the board include Editor William F. Buckley Jr. of the National Review; author-lecturer Brent Bozell; columnist John Chamberlain; aditor John Davenport of Fortune magazine and Rep. Katharine St. George, R-N.Y., who was defeated for re-election. The organization was formed at closed meeting here last weekend. Bruce told United Press International that the first session was unpublicized because members wanted "to speak freely and without inhibitions about the form and organization of the union." Bruce said the organization considered whether members of the John Birch Society should be permitted to serve on the union's board of directors. Although he did. say what stand was taken on the issue, he indicated it would be "incompatible" with the aims of the-union for a- Birch-member to serve on the board. "Let me emphasize that there is no interlocking — no relationship — between the union and the Birch Society," he said. The Idiana congressman- said the aims of the union would be to: —"Achieve . consolidation of the strength of the conservative movement through unified leadership and action." —"Mold public opinion for the "acceptance . of conservative ideas and principles based on' thorough research." —Stimulate and direct "responsible, political action on behalf of conservative candidates for offices'af all levels." "I expect to continue as Re(Continued on.page 8) P. 0. Announces Hours For Holiday The Tipton branch of the U.S. Post Office announced today that it will remain open all day Wednesday and Thursday .but will be closed for Friday, Christmas Day, and Saturday. There will also be no delivery of mail in the city on either day, but rural boxholders will receive their mail on Saturday. Lincoln School sixth-gfa&rs brighten up the Christmas tree as they prepared for the annual holiday program at the eastside school. The girls are, from left to right; Linda Har per, Janice Meeks and Lynda Hoover. Decor ating'the tree was a project of Robert Johnson's sixth grade class. (TRIBUNE Photo-Engraving) Anna Michel/91 Stricken Today Anna Michel, 91. succumbed at the Sigler Nursing Home, Arcadia, at 2:20 a.m. today. Services will be held at 3 p.m Thursday from the Copher and Fesler Funeral Home, Elwood, with Rev. J. E. McCoy official ing and burial will be in Elwood cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday evening. Mrs. Michel was; born Oct 15, 1873. She was married Dec. 23;' 1894 to RobertcMichel who preceded her in deith-SepL i 1945. She was a member of the Christian "Church, Elwood., Survivors include a daughter Margaret Hiatt of Elwood; two brothers, Ozro Marley of El wood and Orley Marley of An derson; . a sifter Mrs. A. E Wade of Indianapolis; three grandchildren" and six great grandchildren. Native of Tipton County Stricken William B. Jack, 69, of 218 N. 13th Street, Elwood; died at 10 p.m. Monday. Services will 'be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Clark Funeral Home with Rev J. E. McCoy officiating and burial will be in Elwood City Ceme tery.- 'Friends may call, after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home The deceased was born Oct 9, 1895 in Tipton county, son of Lemuel and Dorothy Jack. He was married in 1942 to the. for mer'Irene Juday who preceded him in death in 1944. He was retired carpenter, and a member of the East Main Street C?.ris tian Church and the Elwood Eagles Lodge as well as a veteran of WW I. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Mrs. James Cole; brother, Robert Jack of Osgood, Indiana; a sister, Mrs. James Miller of Elwood and two grand children. Jackson Central co-edi show the toys their, younger brothers and sisters' might want—end get for Christmas. The display is a pi-eject of heme •ccenetnics teacher, Mrs. Geerae Day 's child care class. The girls are, left to rigttt; Katie-Cecil, PatH Miller and Linda Lambert. (TRIBUNI Phete-intraving! Burch Certain He Can Retain WASHINGTON (UPI) — Republican National Chairman Dean Burch, battling to hold his job, claims he already has lined up all but two of the votes he "needs on the GOP Na- ment for most of the day. . He said he "certainly hoped" he could survive a showdown over his chairmanship at the Jan. 22 national committee meeting in Chicago. He said he felt he had 65 of the 67 committee votes he needs to survive the ouster move, with.an other 15 to 30 votes "assailable." There are 132 members of the committee.' - Burch said he and Goldwater "didn't get into "a head count' of committee votes they felt they could count on for sup port. "I certainly hope I could survive a showdown vote," he added. The embattled chairman said he was working on a letter to be sent to committee members containing his "analysis of the situation as far as the chairmanship goes." In addition to .his strategy sessions with Burch and Miller, a former GOP chairman, Goldwater also conferred with Rep. Bob Wilson, Calif., the House GOP Campaign Committee chairman, and Sen. Thruston B. Morton, Ky., the Senate cam paign chairman. Miller told newsmen after one session that the consensus was that Burch should be retained as chairman if he is ahle to swing even a "majority of one" of the national committee. Diana Theatre Christmas Party Is Wednesday The annual Christmas Party sponsored by the Diana Theatre and Tipton Retail Merchants for all children of the county, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at he theatre. Children residing in the county are welcome but must have their.: transportation provided for them. Santa Claus will be present to distribute; free popcorn;, and candy, and'^a jfree movie featuring a full lengtli color film/plus cartoons will be shown. Forrner County Man Succumbs - Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon in Burr Oak Wood Chapel, Woodland Hills, .California, for J. H. Molden who died at. 9.1,30 p.m. Mon- way after declining health following heart 'Surgery last August. Arrangements are being handled by Pralsewater Funeral Home. Molden was born near Goldsmith , Indiana, son of John (Centinweel en page |) College Students Helping Rebuild Negro Church RIPLEY, ,Miss. (UPI) — The youth stood against a backdrop of hustling college students stacked lumber and charred ground. "Some of us were in Mississippi when the church burned," said Joe„Von Kofff, a 1^-year- old ' collegian from Minopaplis, Minn. "We thought it would be a good Christmas project to re build it." Von Korff is part of a group of do-it-yourself • church builders which had adopted the title of "Carpenters 'for Christmas." Composed of about 25 college Students, mainly from Oberlin College (Ohio), three professors •and a Negro contractor, the group plans to spend its Christmas vacation rebuilding the Antioch Baptist Church. The church, one of about 40 houses of worship either damaged or destroyed by fire in Mississippi during the past six months, went up in flames last Oct. 31. Used as a "freedom house" in a summer voter registration drive, the church had been -the scene of a mass civil rights meeting a few hours before its destruction. Korff, a co-chairman of the rebuilding project, was in Mississippi when the incident happened. He and several other Oberlin students returned to the school and organized ' a fundraising campaign fo rconstruc- tion material. The entire Oberlin student body donated cash to finance the project, many giving up their lunch money. Christmas cards and church greetings also were sold in Ohio to raise funds. „ A group of "carpenters" then was organized on the Oberlin campus and it was joined by the three professors and Burrell L. Scott, a Negro mason contractor'"from Cleveland.' Traveling the 800 Johnson Talks Budget With Defense Dept. By ALVIN SPIVAK United Press International JOHNSON CITY, Tex. (UPI) —President ohnson today gave the nation's military leaders a chance to make .a last stand in defense of spending for items he might cut from next year's budget. . _ : Defense Secretary Robert S. McXaniara and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were scheduled to meet with Johnson at the LBJ Ranch for a final lock at military items to be included in the fiscal 19C6 budget Johnson will st-nd Congress next month. The defense ^iid ^^t. which is running this yea/ -it /! 13.8-billion, constitutes more than half of over-all' government spend- ig. McNamara anounced. last month that. he expects to remain below the $50 billion mark in his proposals for the new fiscal year, which starts next July 1. Today's session offered McNamara and the military chiefs an opportunity to urge approval of projects they consider essential, but which Budget Bureau Director Kermit Gordon recommended be cut as part of Johnson's drive to keep federal spending under $100 billion next year. Johnson and Gordon took part in similar sessions at the ranch Monday with Interior Secretary Stewart L. Udall, Labor Secretary W .Willard WirtZ; retiring Commerce .Secretary-Luther H. H&ges and Commerce Secretary-to-be John T. Corinor. Later today, Johnson ^wlll hold talks with Treasury Secretary Douglas' pillon;^Naje'pb .F. Halaby, administrator' of., the Federal Aviation-Agency, and James E. Webb, head of the National Aeronautics and. Space Administration. It was expected the discussion with Diilon would center more around .prospective, revenues than spending, \vith the likelihood of final decisions on how far. to go in.cutting excise taxes next year. ... $514,000 Bundle of Clothes Only Clue Found In Rich Robbery $118Additional Contributed For Kiddies' Shoes Additional contributions; on the final day of collections for" the Shoes tFor. Kiddies Fund are: Thomas Lahgan, $3.00; Dr. and Mrs.Vern Cooper, $6.00 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pointer, $6.00; Elks Club, $6.00; George A. Spencer, $10.00; A Friend, $6.00; Anonymous, $6.00; Mrs. Bessie Smith; $5.00; Phi Iota Xi, 1 $12.00; Ash Street Pike Club, $12.00; Phi Beta Psi, $5.00;. Mrs. Glen Neaville, $6.00; Mr. and Mrs. Gordy Wheatley, $6.00; Mrs. Carlton Abendroth, $6.00; Farmers Loan and Trust Association, $12.00; Mrs. G. H. Warne, $6.00; and Mrs. Howard Thomas, $5.00. Mrs. Howard Thomas, $5.00; Children's Sunday School class of Tetersburg Church, $6.00. •This final contribution of $118.00 brings the grand total to miles by;$269 with more than 40 contri-j J. Claude Telle Rites Thursday At St. John's (Continued on pago 8) Ibiitions having been received. J. Claude Tolle, 84, of 230 N. Oak Street, Tipton, a former City official and president of -he Tipton Building and Loan Association, died at 1:30 p.m., Monday in St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis, after a brief illness. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday from St. John's Catholic Church with Father lerome Walski officiating and burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. A Rosary Sarvice will be held at 8 p.m., Wednesday at fhe Young - Nichols Cruneral 'Home'. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.'. ; Mr. Tolle was born August 17, \880' in Wildcat Township, the son of William Henry and Amanda Jane (Moorman) Tolle. He. was married to the former Lucy Barrett February 27, 1902 at Hazel Dell, and she died March 11, 1903. His second marriage was May 1, 1905 to the former Margaret Moriarty, in Tipton and she preceded him in death .Dec. 7, 1956. For. fifty years he was the proprietor of the Tolle Barber Shop on East Jefferson Street following . his graduation from •he Mohler Barber College in Chicago. Illinois. He was a mem ber of the St. John's Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society Knights of Columbus of which he was a former Grand Knight and a member of the Tipton Moose Lodge. He had graduated from the Hazel Dell School in Windfall. He was also a former City Councilman in Tipton. Surviving are Mrs. Wayne Marlev, Elwool rural route, a daughter bv his first marriage; and the following children of his *econd marriage: Mrs.' Robert D. Maney, Robert E. Tolle, James E. Tolle, all of Tioton; Mrs. James&L . Jerrell, Indiana polis and Mrs. Ralph Q. Porter, Long 'Beach, California; a brother. Lord O. Tolle, Windfall ro-ite 1; daughters-in-law Mrs Joseph C. Tolle of ^an Jose, California: Mrs. William 'M. Tolle of Tipton; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. CATTLE STARViNG—A snow plow (right) U used to clear,*,trail to starving cattle near Miles City; Mont, a' storm disaster area where acme 25,000 bead have died. Hay Is being air-dropped. The White Bouse declared the region a disaster area. PATERSON, N.J. (UPI)—Police today had little more than a bundle of clothing and the description of an automobile to lead them to three gunmen who ambushed a bank truck at a church rectory and escaped with $514,000 in one of America's richest robberies. The Halloween-masked hold- upmen handcuffed four Roman Catholic priests and a sexton and then waited calmly for the bank truck to come Mondnv morning for the parish's Sunday offering. They disarmed and bound the guards and, pos-. sibly assisted by three confederates, loaded the loot into a waiting car and fled within 20 minutes. The only in : ury was a bniisod ankle received by one of tho priests when he was over- I powered by one of the gunmen, j The dramatic robbery was executed with calm precision while a Mass, was in progress in St. Anthony's Roman Catho, lie Church and mourners were gathering outside awaiting the start of a funeral. Found Clothes The clothing — an Army fatigue jacket, a pair of srav trousers and an olive hunting cap with ear flaps—was found in East Side Park, about a mile and a half from St. Anthony's Church in a declining neighborhood of this northern New Jersey industrial community. The discarded clothes were believed to have been worn by one of the holdupmen. . . The only other tangible clue was the description of the getaway car—a 1954 Buick with New York license plates. A 13-state alarm was out for the three gunmen and three other men authorities believe helped transfer the loot to the getaway car. The FBI also joined in the search. The stolen cash, small bills awaiting delivery to a number of branch banks, was taken from a paneled delivery truck belonging to the First National Bank of Passaic County. Professional Job Investigators described the holdup as the work of "professionals ... no fly by nights.'' A bank official said the stickup men were "pretty damn smart" to have hit the truck on a pre-holiday run when it carried about twice as much money as usual. He said the truck varied its schedule of pickups frequently to avoid such inci- (Continued on page 8) Halleck Fights For Control WASHINGTON (UPI) — Indiana's Rep. Charles A. Halleck, an "old pro" with 30 years experience in the political -wars, today came out battling against a drive to unseat him as House Republican leader. Applying the weapons at hand, the 64-year-old Halleck was reported cheeking his bankroll of political credits and call- ng in old loans. Of these he has plen'y outstanding, having •lone favors at oe time or a- ither for most of the 120 re- luring GOP members and for it least some of the 20 elected for the first time on Nov. 3. In addition, an associate said Halleck was considering mining as "assistant Republican !<?adcr" a popular member of the GOP group plotting to arrange Halleck's replacement. Beneficiary of this move would be Rep. Melvin R. Laird, R-Wis. The intended victim would be Rep. Gerald R. Ford, face" candidate tapped by the conspirators to take Halleck's job. Some members believe Laird's elevation to a new post in the GOP-would .take much of the steam out of Ford's drive against Halleck. Laird and Ford are close friends. Laird was not available for comment on the report he might be offered a post on the Halleck team. Neither was Halleck, who has confined bis public statements to the fact that he is running for re-election and figures to win on his record.
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