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• - -i -' u • - „ ARCHIVES ASSlST/irU II-IDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4/1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTIN, INDIANA VOLUME 69, NUMBER 69 TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23,1964 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK By EUGENE J. CADOU United Press International INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)—'Tis the season to be jolly—but not yet politically for retiring Governor Welsh. All old political hands agree that Pres ident Johnson owes a deep debt to Indiana's governor, but there are no signs to date that it ,w ill be paid. The debt of the Presi- jep cadou dent was incurred when Welsh agreed to be Johnson's standby candidate against the bid of Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace in Indiana's presidential primary. Although Welsh campaigned vigorously for the President, Wallace, with his anti-civil rights stand, was able to garner almost 30 per cent of the Democratic vote. Welsh had been mentioned for Secretary of Commerce and Attorney General, spots for which he is eminently qualified. Loses Commerce Job But last week the President accepted the resignation of Secretary of Commerce Luther H. Hodges, former governor of North Carolina, ; and immediately named Jd'hn T. Connor, president of the Merck & Co. drugs concern, as his successor. There are no indications to date that Welsh will be named Attorney General to succeed Robert Kennedy, who quit that post to win the race for U.S. senator from New York, which was rather an alien climate for - the, martyred President's brother. Welsh also has gone down the line for all of the Johnson liberal programs, even including a stricter civil rights law than the new federal statute. It is certain that Welsh will not have to go on relief. He can return to a thriving legal practice and a prosperous brokerage business in Vincennes, his home town. There is another Hoosier politico on the anxious seat these days, but he is a Republican- former Sen. Homer E. Capehart, whose home town, Washington, is only 20 miles east of Vincennes. Ambassador Post? The politicos have spread the word that President Johnson promised Capehart that he would be appointed ambassador to a nation in South or Central (Continued on Pag* 6) FLEE HOMES Seven Injured, Escape Death Tuesday Night Seven persons miraculously escaped fatal injuries in a two car accident at Tnd. 28 and 31 Tuesday night. Sheriff's officers investigating the accident said a Ford convertible driven by Carol L. Dragoo, °4, Kokomo, .formerly of Tipton pulled in front or a vehicle being driven by Ronald Revils, 23, also of Kokomo. Revils was in the northbound lane on US 31 and was traveling about 65 mph according to witnesses, when the Dragob woman made a left hand turn from the southbound- lane onto Ind. 2S. All of the passengers in the Revils' automobile were taken to the Tipton County Hospital.. Revil's wife, Carolyn, 20, was taken from the Tipton Hospital to Kokomo's St. Joseph Hospital where her condition this morning is listed as satisfactory. Ezra Beachie, 33, and his wife, Norma, 30, were also taken to the Tipton hospital along with Mrs. Shirley McDaniels, 29. | Beachie and Revils were treated and released, but the McDaniels woman and Mrs. Beachie were admitted for bruises, lacerations and other injuries. Mrs. Beachie was listed as being in fair to poor condition this morning while Mrs. McDaniels was in fairly good condition. The Dragoo woman arid a passenger, Rex Phillips, Kempton, suffered^ no injuries and were not taken to the hospital, j Witnesses gave substantially the same accounts of the accident-to investigating officers. Beachie told police, - "Ronnie said, 'Look, they're going to pull out in'front of me!' The time we hit, the light was green;" - - - 1 Another witness, Stephen Lj Scharff, RR 2, Frankfort, said he was sitting in the northbound turn lane on U.S. 31 waiting ,to turn west on Ind. 28. "I saw the Ford turn in front of the car coming from Indianapolis," he said. "The car coming from Indianapolis had the green light the last time I looked." Phillips gave a similar account: "We sat until the light changed. I told her to watch out but .she said, 'I got the arrow,' I said, 'they don't always watch,' just as ! - she started up." Christian Church To Sing Carols Members and friends of the West Street Christian Church will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with their traditional Christmas Eve service of carols, anthems and .candlelighting this •Thursday at 7:30 p .m. Three choirs will participate. The Primary Choir, directed 'by Mrs. Lex Tucker and accompanied 1 •by Miss Lou Ann Kendall, will sing "The Christmas Wreath" and "The Christmas Star". The Junior Choir, directed "by Mrs. Norval Lyon and accompanied by Mrs. Harold 'Boyd, will sing "Do You Hear What I Hear?" and "Cherry Tree Carol". Steve Peters will provide' guitar background ^for the latter number. The Sanctuary Choir, under the direction of Mr. Donald E. Clements,'will sing "Adoration of the Magi" by Rozsa and "There Were Shepherds"' by Vincent.' Mrs. Merlin Harlow is the organist. Rev. Norval B. Lyon will give a brief meditation. His message will be the same as the one he presented when he conducted a Protestant service at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem this past summer. A cordial invitation is extended to all who would like to share in this beautiful and joyful service commemorating the Savior 's birth. NATIVITY SCENE ON CAMPUS OF ST. JOSEPH ACADEMY. These statues made of wood were drawn ami painted by the Sisters of St. Joseph. The Nativity group stands against a natural setting of evergreen trees, bearing colored lights, and faces Normanda Road, which runs directly in front of the Motherhouse and Academy. James Hubbard Wins Freedom In Murder Case James Hubbard, R. R. 2, today is a free man, cleared of murder charges filed against him more than three years ago. Hubbard was granted by Judge Oliver Wheatley a motion to quash an indictment against him charging him with second degree murder in the death of Elizabeth Jane Colenian in July of 1961:- The indictment- was •.rendered September 28, 1961, charging that Hubbard had struck the Coleman woman with his fist, knocking her to the floor and causing her head to strike the cement floor. The alleged assault took place on July 20, 1961 and .the woman succumbed ill days later. Hubbard was arrested at the time on charges of public intoxication. J Hubbard won his dismissal in Circuit Court Tuesday on a fa tal flaw in the indictment. It failed to state the time or place of the woman's deaht and according to law, the crime is incomplete without such elements. A check of news accounts of the time has failed also to reveal the time or place of the death. Local Students On College Who's Who MUNCIE, Ind. — Phil Owen Burgan, Tipton, and Connie Jo Jarrett, Sharpsville, seniors at Ball State Teachers College, have been named in the 1965 edition of Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities., a publication which annually names outstanding students from more than 650 institutions. There are 31 Ball State seniors and six juniors appearing in the Club. He is vice-president of his class and president of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. A 1961 graduate of Jefferson Township High School, Kempton, Burgan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Burgan, R.R.5, TiD- ton. Miss Jarrett, an elementary education major, is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, Student Orientation Corps, Student Educa- •»< sweats^- Phil Burgan Who's Who, selected by a committee of faculty and students oh the basis of scholarship, leadership, citizenship and potential usefulness. lBurgan, an English major and social science minor, is a member of Kappa Delta Pi; education honorary, Blue Key men's honorary, Student Education As- |sociatkra, and Social Science Connie Jo Jarrett tion Association/ Association for Childhood Education and Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She. is recording secretary for Clavia senior women's honorary and senior class secretary. , A 1961 graduate of Sharpsville High, Miss Jarrett is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Robert Jarrett, R.R. 2, Sharpsville. Muncie Man In Jail For Selling Guns MUNCIE, Ind. (UPD—An industrial worker who admitted selling weapons on the side because he needed the extra money* for Christmas faced prosecution on federal charges today. •' . .'Wallace R. C h r i c h, 27, . Muncie, was in custody for fed -l^^f V ^ F^"' eVal authorities on charges of violating the National Firearms Act. . 1 Authorities said Muncie police and agents of the Alcohol Tax Investigation unit of the Treasury Department arrested Chrich at his home Tuesday night after they confiscated more than 100 "illegal -firearms." Police said they found seven completely assembled subma- chineguns in Chrich's home and parts of several others. Agents Richard Brim and Paul Marshall participated in the raid. They said they went to Chrich's home and asked if he had any automatic weapons. At first he said he did not, but later he produced three fully operable submachineguns, police said. Authorities said Chrich, who works at the local plant of the Chevrolet Division of General Motors Corp., opened a garage in'a lot next to his home where they found boxes of 45-caliber ammunition. Chrich, a former college student here and member of the Indiana National Guard, told police he had been' selling the guns for an "out-of-town" man who had been supplying him. He told them he refused to sell the guns at first, but later decided to do so because he needed money for Christmas. Police said the federal agents would conduct a further investigation to discover the identity of the "out of town" man and the names of two persons who allegedly purchased guns from Chrich. They said Chrich told them' he was not aware he was violating federal laws. Dies Suddenly Of Heart Attack .Francis Lucas, 86, Atlanta, succumbed suddenly of a heart attack at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Anderson. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday from St. John's Catholic Church with Rev. Jerome Walski officiating and burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday at the Young-Nichols iFuneral Home. The deceased was born in Dry den, Virginia. May 15 1878. son of Andrew and Elizabeth tied iriSt. John's Church, Tipton, Oct. 29, 1307 to Marie Jane Gallagher and the couple had resided in Atlanta since that date. Mrs. Lucas died March 20, 1946. He was a former member of the Elks Lodge, a merchant, farmer and steel worker. He was a member of St. Ambrose Church, Anderson. Survivors include six children. Frank M. Lucas, Jr.. Anderson; Joe Lucas, Anderson; Robert Lucas, San Diego, California; Mrs. Richard King of New York; Mrs. George Davis, Kokomo and Miss Helen Lucas of Anderson; a brother, James T. Lucas of Edmund, Oklahoma; 17 grand children and three great-grandchildren. Office Closed Superintendent of Tipton Community Schools Vincent Guenther announced today that his of-, fice will be closed from Thursday to Monday. He did not indicate what days the office will be closed for the New Year's Holiday. FEE INCREASED BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (UPI)— Indiana and Purdue Universities today announced a fee increase of $3 per semester hour for out- of-state students enrolled at regional campuses. Officials of the two schools said starring next summer, the charge per credit hour for out- of-staters will be $18 for undergraduate crouses and $21 for graduate courses. They said the increase was another, step to bring the oper-" ation of regional campuses in line with those on the main campuses-here and at Lafayette. Atlanta Resident Dies Suddenly Charles Oliver Parks, 58, Atlanta route 1, died suddenly at noon Tuesday while shopping in Arcadia. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday from the Shafer-Crowmer 'Funeral Home with Rev. Lowell Bain officia ting and burial will be in Westfield. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The deceased was born in Boone County, Sept. 10, 1906 son of Oliver Franklin and Flora Idalia (King) Parks. He was married in Noblesville Dec. 21 1927 to Maxine Elliott Fausnight who survives: He spent most of his life in the Omega community and worked as a fence buider while employed at the Delco- Remy plant in Anderson. Survivors include two children. Mrs. Sara Judith Keesling of Anderson; Mrs. Rebecca Jo- Alma Wanco, Fort Wayne; seven brothers and sisters, Mrs. Bertha Welinger of Kempton; Mrs Gertrude Fausnight of Jolliet- ville; Mrs. Ressie Lowe of Cicero; Mrs. Estella Kendall, Edwardsburg, Michigan;' Albert Parks of Whitestown, Raymond Parks of Anderson and Willie Ernest , Sheridan. WEATHER Mostly cloudy and mild with occasional drizzle through Thursday. High today 47 to 55. Low tonight in low 40s. High Thursday 47 to 55. Swearing In Judge Oliver Wheatley announced today that swearing in ceremonies for newly elected county officials will be held December 31 in the court room. Board of Health Rejects Nursing Home License The Indiana State Department of Health^ said today that it had refused an application for a license to the Holtsclaw Nursing Home. Mr. Vance Koonce, head of the department in the Board of Health responsible for inspection and licensing Nursing Homes, said that as the result of an inspection October 21 by the State Fire Marshal's office, a letter dated Oct. 26 had been sent to the.Holtsclaw Nursing Home no- fifyini it to remove all but two natientsr from the home. Koonce :xplahed that this action was nade by the T-'ate 'Fire Marhal's office because of condi- ions governs i by that depart- nent. Residences with two or less persons as quests, do not fall within the category of. Nursing Homes and therefore do net need licensing, he "said. Working Together Koonce added that his own department, the State Board of Health, had been working with Mrs. Holtsclaw for a year endeavoring to help Mrs. Margaret Holtsclaw to reach required standards, and conducted its last inspection of the Nursing Home facilities Nov. 23, but that the home had failed to reach the required standards. He said that the inspection report said the home contained "no bathing facilities for the patients, and due to location of patients, it was necessary to carry soiled linens and bedpans through the room of other patients, creating a bad health hazard." Quoting from the last application . from Mrs; Holtsclaw, Kopnce said she stated that "the oatients' receive'gooid'jc'are" and are contented," and said the department ".iad no.dispute : with this fact which was undoubtedly true. . Must Have License Until all deficienees found by the inspector have been corrected, however, Koonce;said the State Board of Health would be unable to grant a license, and a Nursing Home could not be operated until it had a State license on its wall. Koonce added that "as soon as Mrs. Holtsclaw indicates that all deficiencies have been corrected, we will send an inspector to the home at once to examine conditions and if found satisfactory the Board would then reconsider and approve a license. At the' Nursing 'Home it was said that a number of altera- 'ions and improvements are now underway to meet both health and safety requirements. Inclement weather has hot helped speed completion of these chan ; ges, but every effort is being (Continued on paga 6) . Floods Roar Out Of Control Across Three State Area Quake Rocks Southern Cal. By MICHAEL HUDSON United Press International SAX FRANCISCO . (UPI)— Floods roared out of control on northern California, Oregon and Nevada today; There was no letup in sight from the rains which have caused at least sev- „ ,. r ,en deaths and lorced more luun SAN DIEGO, Calif. (UPI) -J GO0O persons to {lee thcir The strongest earthquake in a j homes. decade-ohook the West Coast j Nobody could tell what devas- from Los^ Angeles to the Mexi-! tation lay ahead, but already two days of incessant rains had brought havoc along the valleys of the Eeel River, along the Oregon coast, and around Reno. Richard Trable, federal flood specialist in Sacramento, told California Gov. Edmund G. Brown that Eeel River flooding was so bad "it could be expected to happen only once in 1000 years.''- He said the storms have "the potential of being the worst of ail time'' for the coastal region and could well surpass the'disastrous flooding of almost exactly nine years ago which caused 64 deaths in northern California. National Guard Out Oregon Gov. Mark Hatfield broadcast to the people of his state that the situation could get much worse. Brown and Hatfield both proclaimed t h e stricken areas of their states as disaster areas. They also ordered their state National Guards to the disaster areas to can hordbr Tuesday, spreading fear and'damage in its path. This Southern California city, in the heart of the quake area, lived up to its official slogan of oeing the '.'city in motion." In Mike • Fitzgerald's public relations office on the 24th floor of a downtown bank building, the crystal chandeliers began to tinkle. "Pretty soon those big chandeliers were doing the Watusi- moving up and down," Fitzgerald said. "By that time, the building was doing a slow roll like a ship at sea." Apparently there were no injuries or deaths*' but some residents of the earthquake zone ran horror - struck ' into the streets and extensive property damage was reported. Firemen spread safety nets when one terrified woman crawled, screaming out onto a 'window ledge on the sixth floor of a hotel. Regaining her com-:assist volunteers, conservation posure, she climbed back inside. The temblor registered 5.7 on the Richter scale at the pali- fornia Institute of Technology at Pasadena. The disastrous Alaska earthquake last March registered 8.5 and the San Francisco quake in 1908 was equal .o 8.3 on the same scale. Although the earthquake Tuesday shook a far wider area ;han others in recent years, its intensity was less than, the severe quakes • in Southern California in 1933 and 1952. Dr. Charles Richter of Cal- lech,' who devised the Richter scale, said the temblor appeared to have been centered about 250 miles south of Pasadena— in.Baja California, Mexico. On Standby The Tipton Fire Department was called to standby at the Steve Haines home, 315 Green St., Tuesday' evening, when Haines found the pilot .light on his flcor furnace had gone out. •rearing an explosion, he notified the Fire Department which said the cause was due to the furnace being overheated. FLEEING FIOOD —Resident* ot.Weott, Call!., frantically wad belongings Into a truck to flee th* Eel River flood, which waa rising a foot an hour at thU time. Man In front la clearing debria for tha getaway. camp prisoners, sheriff's deputies and Red Cros? officials already on the scene.. In northern California's Humboldt County, the Coast Guard reported that'one of its helicopters was missing and presumed down with three men aboard. iThe heroic chopper crew had rescued IE persons off Cock Rohin island at the mouth of "Iumboldt Bay and was looking for other stranded flood victims when radio contact was lost at S:30 p.m. A search, party was launched by sheriff's deputies. Gambling Continues At Reno, the Truckee River, swollen by two days of torrential rains, surged over its banks in'o the downtown area Tues- night. Police barricaded streets bordering the river channel through the glittering Casino area and quickly closed three nf the six bridges across the fast moving stream. But gambling, continued as usual in the downtown area. The weather bureau in Reno said "the worst is yet to come" and City Manager Joe Latimore said that already there was more water in the river than during the 1955 flood, but that the channel had been enlarged since then. Six Oregon Derths Six of the flood deaths took place in Oregon where two persons were electrocuted and four swept away by the rampaging flood waters. Almost every stream in the western part of the state was flooded.. More than 500 persons, were evacuated at Stanfield, Ore., and several families' fled when waters gushed through dmvn- own John Day, Ore., where city officials warned of dwindling food supplies. Forty -sevpn -lersons were taken from the Twilight Acres Nursing • Home Pleasant Hill southwest of Eugene and othre mass vacu- mook and in the Rogue River area. A spokesman for the governor said "thousands" of Oregonians had been evacuated, • 'nit he declined to name a figure. Shortly after midnight, water overflowed the Dorena Dam of Cottage Grove and a rise of 8 or 9 feet was predicted. Orderly evacuation wa's started in Saginaw and Creswell.. The dam itself was reported undamaged. In two statewide messages within four hours. Gov. Hatfield Tuesday cautioned disaster workers to be on the watch for looters. He said he had already had "one report of looting from one area." He said that "if the flood were to end tonight it ..would be at least five days before normal operations could be restored.in most areas," but he added ominously that up to four more inches of rainfall were expected through the night. Pacific Northwest Bell Tele(Continued on paga 4)

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