The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on December 26, 1964 · Page 1
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ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTIN, INDIANA VOLUME 69, NUMBERS7T-& 72 TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1964 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK FLOOD DANGER STILL THREATENS OREGON Authorities Order 1,200 Persons To Leave Homes Devils Get Big Test At Hammond During Holiday Tournament STARTING LINEUPS Fort Wayne Central POS. Hamond Clark Moore, Jr., 6'2" F Ruf, Sr., 6"3" Whitt, Sr., G'l" F Ulm, Jr., C'l" Barnctt, Sr., 6'4" C Novak, Sr., G'5" Tielker, Sr., 6'3" G Poppen, Jr., 6'0" Harber, Sr., 5'10" G Jarabak, Jr., 5'11" Tipton Hammond High Boyd, Sr., 6'2%" FL Findley, Sr., 6'2" Smith, Sr., G'l" Fl Michaw, Soph., 6'1" Moore, Sr., 6'3" C____Ford, Soph., 6'2" Crouch, Sr., 5'10" G Fischer, Soph., 5'10" Curnutt, Sr., 6'4" G Drutis, Sr., 5'11" Tipton will try to fight off the tag of "mediocricity" acquired in losses to .Frankfort and Carmel while compiling a 5-2 record during the pre-holiday phase of the 1964-65 basketball season while hosted by coach Gunner Wyman's Hammond High School Wildcats in that team's tournament Monday and Tuesday nights in the Hammond Civic Center. The opening game of the tourney will pit Fort Wayne Central, the tourney favorite, against Hammond Clark in a game scheduled to start at 8 p.m. Tipton time . (7 p.m. Hammond time). Then Tipton will take the floor at 9:30 Tipton time for the opening night feature against Hammond in a game that rates as a tossup. Clark, entering play with a 3-4 record, is the underdog although its competition has been among the best in the state with losses coming at' the hands of South Bend Washington, Hammond, Gary Tolle^ton and South Bend St. Joe, the;latter by only 63-61. Veteran of the club is Jerry Novak, 6'5" senior who has been a varsity starter since his freshman year and who dumped in 30 points in that last two- point loss to St. Joe. Central Impressive Fort Wayne Central is the biggest and strongest of the tourney teams and among its victims have been IFort Wayne Northside which a week ago dumped Kokomo from the ranks of the undefeated. 'Biggest Starter on the club is 6'4" and 200- pound senior center Bob Barnett, while the forwards include the lone junior, 6'2" Marzie "Moore and either 6'3" senior Herman Williams or 6'1" senior Jim Whitt. Guard Rick Tielker stands 6'3" and is also a senior while the other toackcourt man is 5'10" senior Bill Harber. Central is coached by Bob Dilley, an All American during his college days in the 1940's. Three Sophomores Tipton, in order to meet Fort Wayne, faces a tough Hammond team. The wildcats are in their third season under Gunner Wyman who took his Tell City club to the state finals before getting the Hammond job. Wyman has turned three of his starting jobs over to sophomores this year but they have been impressive in beating Hammond Clark by 20 points, Hobart by 58 in a 106-48 rout, and Whiting by 32 in another 80-48 breeze. Losses came to Lafayette Jeff in the final seconds, 67-65 and Michigan City. Wyman lost six lettermen off last year's team. Key starter this year is 6'2" center Rodney Ford, only a sophomore, whom Hammond fans are already touting as one of the state's best. One of the forwards is Tim Michaw, only 6'1" j as a sophomore, but still tough enough to beat out his 6'5" brother, Jim Michaw, a senior who sees lots of action. The other forward is Hayward Findley, a 6'2" senior. Wyman is starting a senior and another sophomore at guards — the senior 5'11" John Drutis and the sophomore is 5'10" Terry Fischer. The other Wildcat certain to see action is Acie Earl, a 6 '2" senior. . Disappointed Tipton coach Dick Barr takes no pains to disguise the fact that he has not been satisfied with his iBlue Devils' showing, and feels that the season is still young enough that he can do some experimenting. : The probability is that at least for the first game, the 'expert-' mentation will not take the form of any new faces, but there is a strong possibility that come of the old faces will be in new positions . . . and if this doesn't result in putting two good games in a row together,, then there may be some new faces. Trying Too Hard Barr doesn't feel that his kids haven't been trying. Rather, he thinks, they may be trying too hard. "We don't need 20 points a game out of every boy on the team, but they're trying so hard that when they see a high-point game fading after missing a few shots, they get discouraged and unconsciously let down. There's a couple of guys whose biggest value to us is their great defensive ability. They'll all get som.e points, but if we can get the defense they are capable of from them, we won't need so many points ..and the victories will come a lot easier." One youngster who hasn't seen too much" action but who. Barr says has been showing - great hustle lin. practice, is Jerry Carter. .He's been ;facing'a.'size handicap but'- Barr reports jie?s overcoming that with his hustle and -there/s .a • strong* possibility the "Jittle-guard - will .-get increas-"] ing time to show what.he can do. Tickets Available And'unless the ;whole team starts to "jell" pretty soon, there may be a couple of others stepping into the lineup although the coach refused to pinpoint any names, just saying "we've got a few things to work out!" There are 5$00 seats in the Civic Center and tickets are now on sale at. Carney's, Drug Store for both students and adults, for tooth games. Tickets will also be available at the door for single day sessions on both nights of the tourney. THAT BIG ONE —President Johnson has given the go-anea'a tot the giant air transport sketched here. It Is roughly twice the size of the biggest civilian jet, the Boeing 707. and will carry up to 700 persons or 250,000 pounds of cargo. 'Range is estimated at 6,500 miles, speed at 550 mph. Developing It will cost $750 million. WEATHER Mostly cloudy and cold today, partly cloudy and colder tonight. Partly cloudy and continued cold Sunday. High today in low 30s north to upper 30s south. Low tonight <a round 20. High Sunday 27 to 35. State Records Three Traffic Deaths Friday By United Press International Indiana's Christmas holiday traffic death toll stood at a relatively low four today and that for 1964 at 1,370 compared to 1,304 this time last year. Three persons were killed Friday night, among them a Gary woman on the Indiana Toll Road in Hammond. •Police said Margaret Joyce, 23, was killed when a car went ouf of cotrol on the turnpike, went through guard cable and down an ^ftibankment. Three other persons "in< the car were also thrown'.•frpjn.-the.;car. Two of .them suf fereTd minbr-m- juries.".' '-*.•'*.'." . Caroiyn Hunt, 12-,-Mount Vernon^ .was. killed Christmas night when- the - car- she~was-in was hit by one driven by Larry Boarman, 19, Mount Vernon, at the intersection of two Posey County -roads southeast of Mount Vernon. The car was driven by' her father, Thomas, 38. Fern Overman, 64, R. R. 4, Martinsville, was killed more than 24 hours after the first weekend victim was recorded in a two-car crash on Indiana 37 south of Indianapolis. . Authorities said • the woman was killed when she attempted to- make a left. turn onto the highway from a Marion County road and drove into the path of another auto driven by William S. Johnston, 44, Indianapolis. The first weekend victim, Clarence Hines, 50, Logansport, was killed within hours of the start of the 78-hour weekend period Thursday night when a, car hit the back of the truck in which he was riding along U.S. 35 just east of the Logansport city limits. All THIS ROOD on the outskirts of Portland, Ore., is caused fey mldget-sixe Johnson Creek, indicated by arrow.. Nature Notes By GEORGE CLINE On the evening of the 13th, while coming home from Indianapolis, we saw a crow's roost in a most un likely place—on U.S. 31, just north of State Road 100 and very close to the road. There were perhaps 200 crows settling into the trees for the night, but I have no way of knowing whether this is a permanent roost, rather I suspect that they were reassembling after having been scared from their regular roosting place. Crows Are Gregarious Crows flock together in late Fall and somehow agree- on a common roosting place where they pair off and go about the business of raising families.' Formerly there were large crow roosts in this area, some of almost unbelievable size. In 1935 I was at a crow roost in an adjoining county, that we estimated had 50,000 crows in it. We got there early and counted the crows as .they . came in over^ north-south and east-west fences and then multiplied up according to time. When crows are seen flying and in a straight line at this time of year, they are probably heading for a roost, if the time is late in the day. Crows Know Geometry I located the above mentioned roost by science! With a couple of other teachers I was attending extension classes at Frankfort and Indianapolis on two nights a week. While west on State Road 28 I observed the place at which crows were flying due south, and while on U. S. 31 observed the place at which they were flying due west. The crossing of these two lines should place the.roost, and although I was familiar with the area in only a general way, we were able to go almost directly to it. This proves, that "as the crow flies" is not an idle phrase, and that when the crow is really going ans'where he uses the old axiom of geometry that, "A straight line is the shortest distance between two points." Crows know a lot of other things too, in fact I consider them to be very keen. Good Flight Plan I have wasted a lot of time over the years, trying to outsmart crows. Years ago in late afternoon in winter season, crows would fly rather low over a grove that was near our barn, heading for a great roosting place. I used to hide behind a tree in the grove and wait for them, but invariably they would leave their line of flight and veer around the grove, leaving me to stare at the sky. I concluded that they had seen me go into the grove, and so waited until none were in sight, and then dashed out and got behind a large tree. They still swerved around the grove, going back to their direct line of flight when well past it. Either these crows had better vision than I had, or the ones that had passed, had some way of communicating the word of my being there, back to those that were coming. Perhaps they had built in radios! Crows Collect "Antiques" Crows will collect small objects that they' consider to be attractive. They will often carry off pieces of colored glass, a spoon or most any other small object that they think is pretty, saving them in a cache which they set up somewhere. Duke once had a pet crow that was bad at this. Once he couldn't find the ignition key to his car, although he searched the car diligently. The pet crow' was there, and acting strangely, pretending to find things where there wasn't anything, and from his behavior Duke concluded that he was "protecting" a certain area where a box lay on the ground. On looking there he found several "pretties" that the crow had collected, stuck under the box, but no car key. Creature Comfort This crow roosted with the chickens in the trees, .but did not go to roost as early\as they did. -Instead, he would; fly'in late and make a hen get "off her warm place on the limb and let him have it. Wild crows often seem to despise a crow .that has deserted their company for that of man, and they so treated this one at first, but after a couple of years he could go to their assemblies and come away with his life. And finally he went and stayed with them. Or perhaps, because he was not fearful of man, he got too close to some hunter and was killed. Clue Sought In Gun Strafing of Negro Tavern • DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (UPI) — Sheriff's deputies and •FBI agents requestioned several .witnesses today in search of a motive or clues to the ma chinegun strafing of a tavern that wounded seven Negroes on Christmas Eve. "We had several leads, but they didn't pan out," a Broward County sheriff's detective said Friday night. "All we can do is start from scratch again". About 20 Negro patrons of the Circle tavern dived to the floor shortly before midnight when a black car cruised by, firing a steady burst of 45-caliber bullets. "It sounded like 500 firecrackers all going off at once," said one elderly Negro who asked not to be identified. When the ' shooting ended, patrons were wounded and bleeding. Six were hospitalized and in good condition. "Three white boys forced me off the road as they turned the corner;" the elderly Negro said. "Then they headed for the Circle and cut loose with that thing." There has been no racial trouble in this small, southeast Florida resort town, and authorities were unable to find an apparent motive for the shooting. SPREE HALTED HOUSTON (UPI) — Nothing went right Christmas Day for a teen-aged Houston car thief. The 16-year-old boy stole a car but it ran put of gas. He stole another car but it overturned ss he rounded a corner at high speed. Uninjured', he fled the scene and stole yet a third car which promptly burst into flames as he drove it. Then a relative turned him in to the police. Johnson Goes To Work On Federal Budget By HELEN THOMAS JOHNSON CITY, Tex. (UPI) —President Johnson shoved the Christmas clutter from his ranch house desk today to get back to work on the-• federal budget. The Texas White House said Johnson planned to spend the day going over figures for the next fiscal year. He was expected to confer with administration officials by telephone, but had no plans to summon any of them to the LBJ ranch this weekend. Johnson has he:n whittling down the spending requests, which total S1C8.5 billion. He hopes to send Congress a budget of $100 billion or less but had not tipped his hand on whether he will. Disclosures of budget cuts reported by several cabinet officers after conferences at the ranch however, brightened the chances a little. Old And New Christmas gifts to the First Family fell in the class of "something old and 'something new" with most of the stress on sentiment and family ties. The President and Mrs. Johnson received a batch of letters, dating back to 1907, written by his parents, a white album of poems by Luci, and a century- old sampler inscribed "God Bless Our Home" from their daughter Lynda, 20. Johnson gave gold pins to his wife and their two daughters. Mrs.. Johnson presented her husband a framed motto signed by Abraham Lincoln, in which the Civil War president says that if he were to "try to answer all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed.for any business." Gets Lightning Rods ' The First Lady., received another gift she wanted for . the restoration of : Johnson's boyhood home here—two lightning rods from her Secret Service agent, Jerry Kivett. The agent sent for the rods to be removed from his family homestead in South Carolina, since his parents no longer live there. "I like them all the more because they came from his house," Mrs. Johnson said. She also classed among her prize gifts a water coloring of the post office at Hye, near the LBJ ranch and a pen sketch. of the President's boyhood home. The hospitable Johnson is shared their Christmas with others. They invited the "White House press corps to the ranch for eggnog and coffee and some 20 relatives to a Christmas dinner party Friday evening. 'Feeling Good', Now He's Dead CUMMING, Ga. (UPI)—Johnny Brown "wasn't drunk, but he. was feeling pretty good" when he piled his family and Billy Rodgers" family into his station wagon to hunt for apples for a Christmas pie. A few hours later, 3-year-old Linda was the only living member Of Brown's family, and two of Rodgers' children were dead. They left a hen roasting in the oven. Eleven persons, seven of the children, crowded into the station wagon; Seven of them, including five children drowned when it plunged into a rain-swollen creek. "It was wet. The tires were slick. The fellow was drinking and speeding," said Trooper H. G. Pope as he watched divers search Two-Mile Creek for the bodies. The dead were Brown, 24, his 23-year-old wife Cora.- and three of their four children—Tommy 5, Brendan 4, and Joyce Ann 1—and Billy Rodgers Jr., 2, and his sister, Amanda Lee, 3. Billy Rodgers, 29, survived with a broken collarbone, and his wife was unhurt. His infant daughter, Carol Christine, and little Linda Brown also lived. Hospital Given Accreditation the Tipton County Memorial Hospital was given a. belated Christmas gift today when it received a letter of full accreditation from the state accrediting board. The accrediation is for a period of three years and was based on recommendations of field representative Wendell T. VVingett, M. D., who conducted a survey for the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Hospitals November 2. The letter, which was signed by Denver M. Vickers, M.D., acting director of the Commission, commended the hospital for "maintaining standards deserving of accreditation and for . . .constant effort to improve the quality of patient care." Armed Thugs Attack Buddhists In Saigon By MICHAEL T. MALLOY United Press International SAIGON, South Viet Nam (UPI) — A gang of thugs armed with iron bars attacked the national Buddhist center in Saigon on Christmas night, the center's anti-government leaders reported today. Monks displayed a handful of two - foot • long metal bars to newsmei. in the garden of the center this morning. They said they were questioning a prisoner captured in the brawl but refused to let reporters talk to him. The captive, whose head was bandaged, appeared to be of Chinese descent. The Buddhists claimed the gang drove up to the center in six taxis and broke into the compound. Some of the attackers started a fire in the library, but it went, out before much damage was done. Third Attack The attack, its motive undisclosed, was the third against Buddhists in Saigon within five days. It came at a time when U.S. officials ordered stepped up security measures at American! installations in South Viet Nam in an effort to prevent more acts of terrorism by the Communist Viet Cong. A massive explosion believed set by Communists wrecked part of a bachelor officers! quarters in the heart of the capital Christmas Eve. There were two Americans dead among the 110 casualties. Investigators believed the bomb, weighing between 100 4 and 200 pounds, was smuggled into the building garage in a car. Order Thorough Search It ripped through two floors of brick and cement, scattering debris and broken glass hundreds of feet around. Officials ordered a basement-to-ceiling search of-every American billet in Saigon and stationed two Navy guards at every entrance to forestall further acts of sabotage. Bomb experts opened a 11 Christmas presents at the U. S. naval hospital where the wounded were • recuperating. Only then were the gifts delivered to the patients. Prime Minister Tran Van Huong spoke over the national radio network to wish Americans in Viet Nam a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. "You are risking your lives at every moment to defened the most noble cause that can be: the cause of -freedom," he said. . '.'We pay tribute to your devotion and high, sense of duty, and all that characterizes the great nation that you proudly belong to." " ' ,', v _ | By GORDON RICE United Press International . PORTLAND, Ore. (UPI) — The powerful Columbia and Willamette rivers sent huge flood crests rolling to the sea today,- but only after authorities wained l,2C0 persons to leave their homes at least overnight. Multnomah County authorities on the advice of U.S. Army Engineers, ordered a strip of low- lying land between the Columbia and the city of Portland cleared Friday night in case flood waters battered down protecting dikes. The residents of the affected area were slow to respond, however, and only a few families showed up at a grade school relief center set up after the warning was broadcast. The office of Gov. Mark Hatfield, meantime, issued detailed instructions for the flood cleanup, including advice on food and drinking water suspected of contamination. State Over Hump Hatfield said that except for Portland and other downstream areas the state was "over the hump." That also was generally the situation elsewhere in the Far West, where five days of flooding have caused at least 2G deaths and left thousands of persons without homes or belongings. However, many of the victims remained stranded in remote mountain and forest areas without food, medicine or shelter. . Fog and persistent drizzling rain grounded rescue aircraft in northern California and western Oregon, the areas hardest hit by the floods. Although some rain continued, most of the flooding rivers and streams were slowly receding. In Oregon, the Willamette and Columbia had dropped slightly, and only light rainfall was expected during the weekend. Same Area Hit The Portland area which was ordered cleared was generally the same area .that was leveled . by the great Vanport flood of 1948, which wiped" that World War II shipyard city from the map. The Willamette at Portland and the Columbia at Vancouver, Wash., crested about 6:30 p.m., EST, Friday and began dropping slowly. The Willamette crested at 29.85 feet, nearly 12 feet over flood stage, and the Columbia crested at 27.6 feet, some 12 feet over flood stage. The downtown district of Portland, a city of nearly 400,000, was saved by a 30-foot concrete seawall reinforced by sandbegs. The Williamette passes through the city. Honors Earned By Area Folks Word has been received in Tipton on a number of area young folks making their mark as students 0 r in service. Second Lt. Larry R. Caylor, son of Mr. and 'Mrs. Wayne Carson, Tipton route 5, has completed navigator - bombardier training with the Air Force at Mather A-FB, California. Lee-Anne Foster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Foster, Tipton route 1, a holder of the Delia Evans Scholarship, was recognized at Indiana University's first Honors Banquet for "Distinguished Sch 0 1 a r s h i p Holders". Johnie E. Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ada M. Morris, Tipton route 1, received the Good Conduct Medal while serving with the 37th Engineer Group on Pearl Harbor Day while in Germany. He is a graduate of Sharpsville High School. Lieutenant J/G Charles J. Batts, son of Walter J. Batts, 207 South Independence, has returned to the (United States after a seven-montn-tour of duty with the' Seventh-iFlee^ in the Far East. - . • •; ,.

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