The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on December 28, 1964 · Page 1
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Tipton, Indiana
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Monday, December 28, 1964
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ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4* 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTIN, INDIANA VOLXIMY«9, NUMBER^? 3 1 -'^ TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, MONDAY. DECEMBER 28, 1964 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK DEATH PROBED COLUMBUS, Ind. (UPI) — A Bartholomew County grand jury was scheduled today to begin a study of the mysterious death of businessman John Williams, 29. Williams' body was found in a shallow ditch southeast of here Dec. 17. Authorities have failed to determine cause of death despite two autopsies. State police were conducting special tests in their laboratories. Robert Bragg, : 24, and David Adler, 23, bothi of Columbus, were arrested on assault and battery charges .after a Spencer woman told police she "saw it all" and implicated the men. ; Earlier, the woman told police Williams became involved in an argument and scuffle with the suspects after leaving a bar and that they dumped his body in the ditch. FACE JOB LOSS ANDERSON, Ind. (UPI) About 350 workers here today faced the prospect of moving or finding new jobs in the wake of the Pierce Governor Company, Inc., announcement it would move its plant to Upland. The plant closed down last week, the latest development in a United Auto Workers Union trike which began early in November. President Leland Boren of Pierce said the firm could not economically maintain the 65- year-old building housing the plant and would build a 100,000- square-foot building on a 40-acre site in Upland, a Grant County community of about 2,000 population. The plant makes mechanical governors, automatic chokes and jet engine components. A dispute over pension provisions was blamed for the strike by Local 940 of the UAW . Boren said the company planned to move around May, 1965. Firm officials made no comment in their announcement Saturday about the futures of its Anderson workers but said negotiations were under way with two unidentified firms for use of the plant site here. DEAD FROM GAS ELKHART, Ind. (U'PI) — An Elkhart couple separated while awaiting divorce action were found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday in a car parked in a lovers' lane behind Oslo Junior I T; gh School. Police blamed a leaky muffler in the car's exhaust system for the death of James McCavitt, 27, and his estranged wife, Margaret Ann, 21. The, couple, who had three young children, had recently filed suit for divorce but Elkhart County Deputy Sheriff James Newton said he believed the couple were considering dropping the action.' Stales Holiday Highway Toll Reaches 12 By United Press International Indiana finished out the 78- hour Christmas holiday weekend with 24 hours of death-free motoring but a pair of double- fatality accidents Saturday night ran the traffic death toll for the period to 12. The holiday road deaths raised the state's 19S4 toll, to 1,380, compared with 1.312 a year ago and second only to 1,478 killed in 1941 as the highest year's toll ever recorded in Indiana. Four youths were killed within minutes of each other in two accidents Saturday night. Arnold Buckner, 18, and Miss Ottress Hershberger, 17, both of Muncie, were fatally injured when the car they were in, driven by Clyde Hershberger, 16, brother of the victim, hit a bridge over Buck Creek just south of Muncie. Clyde Hershberger was hospitalized. Linda Moore, 21, New Salem, a Ball State Teacher's College student, and Joseph Meyer- hoven, 16, New Castle, were fatally injured when the car they were in hit a tree at high speed north of Rushville on Indiana 3.. The driver of the car, Robert Allen Farmer, Jr., 18, New Castle, was injured as was Mary Alice Moore, 16, sister of the victim. Police said Farmer would be charged in connection with the accident. Two other persons were killed in accidents Saturday. Mrs. Jean Showalter, 38, Terre Haute, lost control • of her car while backing out of her driveway and crashed into a parked car. Morris Petty, 38, Upland, vvas. killed -in a car-truck- crash near Hartford City::,"..-./ ..-I'"..':'j Five of the victims were fatally injured in Friday acci- dsnls. Charles Davis, 39, , Chicago Heights, 111., was killed in a two-truck wreck in Highland. Margaret Joyce, 23, Gary, was killed in a one-car crash on a toll road in Hammond. Ernest Porter, 36, Gary, died after his car hit a pole in Gary on U.S. 12. Carolyn Hunt, 12, Mount Vernon, was killed when the car she was in was struck . by another at a. Posey County road intersection. Fern Overman, 64, Martinsville, was killed in a wreck on U.S. 37 south of Indianapolis. The first victim of the weekend was Clarence Hines, 50, Logansport, killed Christmas Eve when a car hit the back of the truck in which he was riding. Adding to the year's toll was he death of Ozzie Davis, 43, Fort Wayne, victim of "a hit-run accident Thursday afternoon in Fort Wayne. He died Saturday. Samuel Cameron, 28, Fort Wayne, was arrested on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident in connection with Davis' death. (Continued on page 8) WOUND 17 MORE AMERICANS College Student Among Victims In South Viet Nam DOWNTOWN PORTLAND FLOODED—This aerial photo' snows the downtown area of Portland, Ore., as the Columbia and Willamette River Hpodwaters rolled' to the sea. Senator Urges U. 5. Patience In Viet Nam LOSES ARM TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (UPI) David Wigington, 16, a helper in a West Vigo meat market had his arm amputated between the wrist and the elbow Saturday after getting it caught in a meat grinder. Officials worked for 20 minutes at Page's Meat Market to free Wigington but finally had to take him and the grinder to St. Anthony's Hospital where he was freed. A spokesman for the market said Wigington's duties did not include working with the grinder and that he was unsure how the accident occurred. BODY FOUND MONTICELLO, Ind. (UPI)—A White ^County farmer who left a note'saying "There's a skunk or something under the hog house •that'Isanr.-.going. to try to shoot".*was found dead I of i a shotgun wound : Sunday. •• ; i: Police 's&i&' Alfreds.Dreblpw, 58, Reynolds, apparently ' shot himself. The body was found by ; Dreblow's wife and son after they returned from a short trip. WASHINGTON (UPI) —Sen. A. S. Mike Monroney, D-Okla. just back from a Far Eastern tour, says South Viet Nam can win its war against the Communists with American help "if we have the patience." Monroney said in a television interview Sunday that it would be "an act of idiocy" for the United States to abandon" t hfe war effort through, neutraliza.- tioh .of. Southeast Asia.. Monroney appeared on "Face the Nation" —CBS. He predicted victory, over the Viet Cong "if we. have patience, we are not willing to rush the job or : spread the war, or to go into fantastic operations, that are senseless." Monroney returned Saturday night from Viet Nam and other countries in the Far East where he spent four .weeks inspecting military installations at the request of the Senate leadership. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield, Mont., said recently the United States should explore the possibility of neutralizing Southeast Asia as a means of guaranteeing strength and independence of its nations. But Moroey, who described Viet Nam as "the hot spot in Asia," rejected the idea of neutralization. He said: "We are going to win the military war. We are only in the first quarter of the football game." Monroney also was questioned about his efforts to. win the post of Senate Democratic whip, succeeding Vice President-elect Hubert H. Humph rey. (Continued on page 8) Saylor D. Newton 1 Stricken Sunday Saylor D. Newton, 77, Noblesville route 2, succumbed Sun-' day at the Sunderman Nursing Home in Cicero.from'an iljness dating to October 21. Services will be hsid s at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Shafer-Crowmer .'Funeral Home in Arcadia .with Rev. Don Tousley officiating and burial will be in Carey Cemetery. • Friends may call anytime at the funeral home 5 . The deceased was born March 3, 1887 in Strawtown, son of Mary and Lucina T. Newton. He was married in 1910 to Ethel Graham and following her death in 1945 was' married to Jesse Dickson in 1949. She preceded him in death in 195S. He^ was a member of the .Haryey Chapel Methodist Church and the Walnut Grove Brother* and Sisterhood and had farmed his entire.'life. Survivor's include a' stepdaughter, Mrs. Ada Baker of Dunkirk and a stepson Harold Dickson, near Strawtown; a brother, Ozro Newton, near Summitville, and several nieces and nephews. S. Vietnamese Commander Snubs U. S. Johnson Plans Huge Shakeup Among Aides DIES OF INJURIES SOUTH BEND, Ind. (UPI)— Mrs. Chessie Thomas, 52, Indianapolis, died in Memorial Hospital here Sunday, of a skull fracture suffered Christmas Day when she fell down a stairway in the home of her son, Merle M. Thomas, Jr., in South Bend. DRIVER DIES INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)—Henry M. Below, 62, Indianapolis was found dead in his car early today after it swerved from a street, rolled across a lawn and hit a concrete abutment. Authorities believed Below died of a heart attack and not from accident injuries as he drove from his home toward a trucking firm headquarters where he worked as a driver. By MICHAEL T. MALLOY United Press International SOC TRANG .South Viet Nam (UPI) — Vietnamese Rangers aided by U.S. Army helicopters dealt Communist Viet Cong rebels one of their worst defeats in a two-day battle ending today.. At least 85 Communists, top- line regular troops, were, killed and 8 captured. A record number of heavy weapons..also was taken by the outnumbered government force" . The Rangers, iiown into; battle in, the American helicopters, overran what' was believed' to have been the headquarters' of a Communist general in charge of terrorist activities for all of western Viet Nam. . Eight Yanks Wounded .Eight U.S. servicemen were wounded by the guerrillas, who hit six helicopters with ground fire. One was shot down and another downed by. mechanical failure. The first helicopter crashed, burned and exploded on the battlefield. The second made a forced landing without harm to its crew. The battle pitted two under- strength Ranger battalions against a Communist force estimated to total 1,000 men. The fighting began Sunday morning in this area 85 miles southwest of Saigon and continued through this morning. Vietanmese commader Brig. Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu called the government victory fitting revenge for the Communist bombing of a Saigon American officers' quarters Christmas Eve in which two Americans were killed. But he said he doubts that the ' Communist commander, (Continued on page 8) }, ll &pEcYiNG INDUSTRY J McA$oo,W. Clou' ser, Tipton-Howard County joint'representa- : tlva and JoMph E. McGowan/ Howard County representative, recently elected for tha next stats legislative assembly >vtr* guests for a luncheon and plant tour of Union Carbide Corporation's Stellite Division operations In Kokomo Friday afternoon. Left to right, shown above, *re Bea Hooks, Nina Droben- stott, L. E. Denny who is general manager of the industrial relations department, Clouser and McGowan; By, ALVIN SPIVAK United Press International JOHNSON CITY, Tex. (UPI) — President Johnson sees improved hope for harmony and progress in the nation and the world in 1965. He is devoting this week to domestic and foreign policy decisions aimed at fostering that hope. The President's views and intentions were made known by Texas White House sources. There also was a Washington report that Johnson, to imprint his own stamp on the- administration he inherited from the late John F. Kennedy, plans a shakeup of almost all sub-cabinet posts n .'xt year. These could range in o the dozens. Johnson's immediate program for his second week of a working holiday at his LBJ ranch was to complete work on his "Great Society" budget and legislative proposals. He also will be selecting 15 to 20 new ambassadors and setting up a timetable for 1985 White House visits from an average of two foreign leaders a month. On the 1 home front, the President's planning includes a request to Congress for the biggest educational program in history. It also includes a sharp . increase in the $784 million [ anti-poverty program begun this week, and other measures to get his projected "Great Society" off the ground. Relations Improved On the world scene, he considers Soviet - American relations less hostile or crisis-ridden than in years. And he believes the Western Alliance also is-in better shape and heading toward still better days. There still are 'fierce problems In Viet' Nam and the Congo, but Johnson is not disillusioned,' and he has confidence in U.S. policies and officials. According to associates, the President foresees a year in which there will be less partisanship or name-calling among Democrats and Republicans. He intends to pursue that goal by going reasonably- slow in proposing new programs or buildups of present ones. Carrying that mood beyond America's borders, he is • described as favoring a conciliatory approach by which the United States will not throw its weight around, but will show respect to leaders of any lands, large or small. Johnson, since arriving at his ranch eight days ago for the Christmas season, has enjoyed a lack of distractions while working there with eight cabinet members and other officials on the budget he will send to Congress in the latter part of January. He would like to stay at the ranch until the end of this week, but his plans are un certain. Budget Unsettled Budget matters still to be set tied by the President were re ported to include foreign aid, (Continued on page 8) By MICHAEL T. MALLOY United Press International' SAIGON (UPI) — Communist guerrillas wounded 17 Americans, including a college student on a "working vacation'.' in South Viet Nam, in attacks south of Saigon Sunday, it was announced today. Eleven of them were ir hospitals today, the student in serious condition with a head wound inflicted by a terrorist grenade. The others were treated at Army dispensaries in the Mekong Delta area. A U. S. military spokesman said the grenade which wounded the student and four compan-. ions killed a 12-year-old. Vietnamese girl. Four . other Americans were wounded while trying to rescue previously wounded comrades- in-arms. There were four major incidents: —A U. S. Army officer vvas shot in the right arm early Saturday 40 miles south of Saigon when the Reds attacked a Vietnamese battalion trying to relieve a beleaguered outpost. Rescue 'Copter Hit A helicopter sent to rescue him was hit by ground fire 2,000 yards away. The pilot and co-pilot, although both wounded, picked up the wounded officer and carried him six miles to a division headquarters, where all three sought treatment. —Red terrorists threw a hand grenade in'o a crowded restaurant at Mo Cay, 49 mibs . southwest of Saigon, where the er James Kinder, struck \ by "a j student was lunching with four passing motorist while standing | U.S. Army men. on the edge of a highway north vi FINDS A WAY Wanting to play • witn an electric light cord dangling enticingly at •lis home in Dagcnliam. -iTiri Oino .er cl.iniberei! up a workman's ladder. James Kinder Now Recovering The' condition of State Troop- of Muncie, investigating an abandoned car, was listed »s "recovering but still serious" in Ball Memorial Hospital this morning. Medical authorities at the hospital said Kinder had received several fractures and other bodily injuries from the motorist who is facing a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants in Muncie City Court, and while he can now be listed as recovering there was no way of determining at present, how much longer his injuries would require hospitalization. EDUCATION COSTS MONTREAL (UPI) — State appropriations for operating expenses of higher education increased an average 75 per cent in the United States in the period from 1959 to 1964, M. M. Chambers, visiting professor of education at Indiana University, said here Sunday. Chambers made the statement in a talk at a convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He said Indiana, with a 76 per cent increase, is among the stales near the national average. The blast killed the' Vietnamese girl and woun:Ied all five Americans and 15 Vietnamese. The 23-year-old college student s'il! was unconscious and fighting for his life this morning at the U. S. Navy Hospital in Saigon. His four companions also were hospitalized, but were reported in good condition. The student is Van D. Buchnr, an undergraduate at Wagner College in New York City. More 'Copters Hit —O'hor helicopters were attacked while carrying a Vietnamese Ranger battalion to Dai Ngai . village, 90 miles a Vietnamese unit pinned down by Communist fire. One helicopter was shot down, injuring a U. S. Army officer among its four-m a n crew. Another helicopter sent to rescue him also was hit, injuring an officer and two enlisted men aboard. All the wounded were flown to safety. Two of them were hospitalized. In the last incident, a Viet Cong mine blew up a jcen. 60 miles southwest of Saigon, wounding two Vietnamese and an American Air Force sergeant. 500 Persons Stranded in Arctic-Spawned Blizzard . . .i A. _ _i- -r By NEAL CORBETT SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) —An -\rctic - spawned blizzard blasted parts of the flood - ravaged Pacific Coast with swirling 'snow today, isolating hundreds if persons in the rough moun- *ain country near the California- Oregon, line. At least a foot of "new snow was reported in the Klamath and Salmon river areas of California's Siskiyou County, and the weather bureau predicted that the total could reach more •nan three feet. Disaster officials said about 500 persons were stranded in the lumbering communists of Sawyer's Bar, Salmon, Cecilville and Somes Bar. "People could be up there freezing to death," reported .Civil Defense Chief Bill Sowle in Yreka, Calif. "They haven't had food for a-week and might be without fuel.,'! m • Adds Mere Miseries .The new storm Added to the miseries in the Far West, where six days of rampaging floods, heavy rains and high winds left at least 40 dead and damage estimated at $200 million. The Red Cross in Washington, D.C., said more than 16,300 families suffered flood losses to their homes, farms or businesses. The breakdown was 8,617 in California, 7,170 in Oregon, 365 in Idaho and 149 in Washington. The flood connected deaths included 20 in California, 17. in Oregon, two in Idaho and one in Nevada. Eleven of the California victims died in the crashes .of two helicopters involved in massive rescue and relief operations. ' Others were killed trying to save their homes' or neighbors from the rampaging watfer.The Nevada victim was 11-year-old Robert .Osborne of Reno, ,<w h o drowned in the Truckee River while trying to rescue his, dog. Rebuilding Huge Task' The worst appeared over in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Nevada, but the task of repairing highways alone was a gigantic one. Floods washed away 28 bridges in Oregon, damaged or destroyed 60 in California and wiped out a dozen spans in Idaho's Shoshone County. In California, the weather bureau , reported that the new storm would cause some rivers to rise again. The Russian River, which winds through a: popular summer resort area about 50 miles north of San Francisco, was expected to reach flood stage. But after new minor peaking, the waters were expected to recede again. Some major highways were cleared, but highway authorities estimated it would take months to rebuild..-^.^ many areas. Railroad'•••'rfm'cejjwas partially restore^.frjt Tr.a v el from California to Oregon was expected to be impossible at least until New Year's^ Day. Power still was out in many re-: gions. JURY STUDIES DEATH INDIANAPOLIS i UPI)—Two men today faced a grand jury investiga'ion in connection with the stabbing death of Freddie Jordan. 20, Christmas Day. Raymond Craig, 22. and.Joe Larry Long, 21, were arrested and police said Craig admitted stabbing Jordan with a pocket knife and told them Long was ivi h him when the incident occurred. Judge William T. Sharp, criminal court 4, ordered the men bound over to the grand jury after a preliminary hearing Saturday. Police described Jordan as a •'female impersonator" and said when he was stabbed to death in his northside apartment he was wearing female cloihinj and makeup. The stabbing occurred during an argument between Jordtn and two men. WEATHER Considerable cloudiness and little temperature change 'today and tonight. Tuesday cloudy, windy and warmer. High today 34 to 39. Low tonight 25 to 30. High Tuesday mid 40s.

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