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'. .-i „"v ^ i-s IIIDI-VJ.'.?^-^' 1,1-1 ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4,.1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTIN, INDIANA VOLUME 69. NUMBER 74 TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, TUESDAY. DECEMBER 29. 1964 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER W.VEK Gunmen Rob Buffalo City Treasurer BUFFALO, N. Y. fUPI)—Two dapper holdup men — one described as handsome in a continental way—overpowered City Treasurer Melvin Elliott today and escaped from his city hall office with about $16,000 in cash and an estimated $184,000 in tax checks, police reported. A pedestrian grappled with one of the men outside city hall as the bandits ran to their getaway car. A policeman fired a shot at the fleeing auto but failed to halt it. The car was found later abandoned a mile from the scene. Police said one of the men was armed with a nickel plated revolver. Elliott was slugged with a weapon which the handsome bandit had wrapped in a handkerchief. His injuries were slight. 'Police sad the men entered the treasurer's ground floor office 10 minutes after the 9 a.m. EST opening hour and slugged Elliott. The armed bandit leaped into the teller's cage occupied by Mrs. Robert Wicks, chief teller, and scooped up the cash and checks, which were to have been deposited at a bank today. Another teller, Mrs. Edith Pieber, said she ducked low and dashed across an aisle to pull the burglar alarm. She said she threw her own deposits on the floor to protect them and began yelling at the top of her lungs. "Nobody can yell, louder than I can," she said. At the same time another teller, David Zaekem, yelled "It's a holdup" and dialed the city hall switchboard operator to get the police. Police said the holdup man jumped back over the counter with the loot and ran out of the office. The pedestrian who grappled with one of the bandits knocked off his hat. Police-have the hat. TELEPHONE TOLL CALL RATES CUT Ice Jam May Cause Further Coastal Floods Price Boost Gets Support Of McDonald PITTSBURGH (UPI) — The current round of steel price increases has received a left- handed endorsement from United Steelworkers (USW) President David J. McDonald. "The price increases should put the industry in an even better position to meet the urgent needs of steelworkers," McDonald said Monday. "Even before the price increases were announced, the industry was in an excellent position to meet the needs of its employes as well as reward them for their increased productivity," he said. The latest firms f to announce increases were National and Armco, who said Monday they were doing so to remain competitive. Inland Steel started the ball rolling last week by instituting a $G per ton hike in the price of carbon and high strength galvanized sheet, both 1 used widely in the automobile, construction and air-conditioning industries. U.S. Steel, Republic and Granite City followed suit last Friday.. Other manufacturers were expected to fall in line. President Johnson said re- recently he would look with disfavor on any steel price increase. He has not commented on the current developments, but it has been learned he he hopes thte steelmakers will think twice before making the raises, regardless of their "selective" nature. Johnson also hopes the contract negotiations between the industry and the USW, now in recess until Jan. 5, will result in a non-inflatioinary accord. The policy of "creeping selectivity" in price increases began in the industry about three months ago, with major emphasis on pipe and galvanized products. If all producers follow the current trend, prices on about 12 per cent of the nation's steel production will have been raised. The' last selective increase .came' in;''April, 1963, a year' after an.abortive attempt at 'a' $6 p,er ton _£crbSs-the board hike dent'Kennedy. which was rescinded under pressure from the late President Kennedy. SAN FRANCISCO (UPI)—Two large ice jams in the Yakima River brought warnings today of possible new flooding in the state of Washington. Daredevil civilian and armed forces helicopter pilots stood ready for a break in the weather to make mercy food and medicine flights to 500 mountain residents isolated near the California-Oregon border. However, the weather bureau offered very little encouragement. The Christmas week dsl.uge and subsequent arctic storm killed at least 41 persons and caused damage estimated at $500 million in the five-state area of California, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada and Washington. William Ward, regional director of the California Disaster Office here estimated that about 13.000 persons were homeless in California alone. The Red Cross said more than 16,300. families had suffered flood losses to homes, farms or businesses in the Far West. It counted 8,617 in California, 7,170 in Oregon, 365 in Idaho and 149 in Washington. Flood connected deaths included 20 in California, 18 in Oregon, two in Idaho and one in Nevada, but Ward said the death toll may be higher. "We have reason to believe that casualty figures will go up as the waters recede and we find more bodies among the debris," he said. ' The mountain inhabitants were cut off by the devastating floods early last'week iunH'lhen blasted by a swirling snowstorm during the weekend. The pilots attempted to reach them Monday but were thwarted by the fury of the storm in the tricky, dangerous canyons. •They (the pilots) are fantastic," said one civil defense official. "They - are all familiar, with the terrain and fly blind, but they can't get down into the canyons." Warnings of new flood dangers in Washington were issued by the Bureau of Reclamation because of two large ice jams j— including one three miles long —in the Yakima River above the Roza Dam. Cyril Lentz, superintendent of the Yakima reclamation project, said there originally were three jams but that one broke loose and joined the second to form the three-mile obstruction which already had flooded a state Highway Department maintenance shed and forced residents to leave a nearby state building. The other jam, one mile in length, is four miles downstream from the larger one. Lentz warned of the possibility that if the jams broke suddenly, the logs and debris carried with the rushing water and ice could endanger Roza Dam. Lentz said lower temperatures forecast for the area, expected to reach 17 degrees, probably would keep the i c e jams from breaking i.p. T he gates of Roza Dam were opened wide to permit as much water as possible to flow past 1 WATERLOGGED— The harbor ot Crescent City, Calif., Is clogged with timber, dead cattle and other debris piled up by the flood. Lighthouse is at lower left, city at upper right. McCormack To Hold Future of Barry Backers WASHINGTON (UPI) — Democratic liberals sought today to find out how Speaker John W McCormack feels about their proposed changes .in House rules and their attempt to purge two Southerners. Rep. John A. Blatnik, D-Minn. planned to meet sometime today with McCormack, who returned to Washington -.Monday, night from Massachusetts. -"It is the first opportunity• thrf' liberals have had "to" present '.heir program to McCormack.in person. Blatnik is chairman of the Democratic study group, an organization of liberal Democrats who now claim a majority of the party's House membership. The group has proposed eight points it wants the 295 House Democrats to adopt when they caucus Saturday, two days before Congress convenes. There have been varying, reports and rumors on how McCormack stands. His position, of course,, on such an important issue would carry much weight. The most controversial proposal is the effort to discipline Reps. John Bell Williams of Mississippi and Albert Watson of South Carolina for bolting the party in the presidential election and supporting Sen. Barry M. Goldwaler. The liberals, who warned beforehand that they would try to purge Democratic backers of Goldwater, want to strip Williams and Watson of their seniority and party standing. WORKER KILLED INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — Arthur Bailey, 34, an Indianapolis construction worker, was killed today when an 11-ton fork lift overturned on him at Wood High School where a new gymnasium is being built. Bailey was working for A. B. Cochran Construction Co. on a job for which his brother, 'Denver Bailey, is general superintendent. Recipients of City Supply Bids Revealed Although winter has just begun, golf was one of the major topics considered 'by the Tipton Common Council Monday evening. "Golf pro Floyd' Hamblen presented a list of fixtures and equipment he had installed in the golf house at his expense. On his recommendation the Council agreed that such equipment should become city property and agreed to pay Hamblen $1,176.50, representing a 20 per cent discount. The Council also agreed to draw up a new concession contract with Charles M. Baxter for the'operation of the minature golf course. The old contract was to expire in November, 19G6. Another contract, for the repair and rehabilitation of the Tipton Park properties, was also presented to the Council.'The contract provides for work to be dene by utilities personnel at no cost to the city. This is in ac(Continued on page 8) BOY BANDIT FOILED MARION, Ind. (UPI) A 14- year-old boy admitted he tried to rob a bank but was foiled by a burglar alarm. Marion 'Police Chief Tom C. Dennis said the boy, Steven William Bales, was picked up Saturday for questioning after the West Marion branch of the First National Bank was entered by burglars who peeled the outer' cover from a vault and tampered with the lock. Bales admitted he and a 15- year-old boy pried open the glass front doors of the bank, and were well on their way to entering the vault when the alarm sounded and frightened them away. . The older boy escaped. Bales was jailed during the weekend but federal authorities declined to prosecute and the boy was turned over to officials of White's Institute at Wabash, from which he and the 15-year- old had escaped. BLASTED OFFICERS' QUARTERS—This la the wreckage scene In Saigon where an explosion bloated a U.S. officers' quarters, killing two Americana. ^ ' Johnson, Rusk Confer Today on Appointments By ALVIN SPIVAK .United Press 'International JOHNSON CITY ,Tex. (UPI) ^President Johnson called Secretary of State Dean Rusk to his Texas ranch today for a look at the world scene and decisions on ambassadorial appointments. ; The Chief Executive planned •ID , discuss those topics, and to come, to a final total on the State Department budget, in a meeting with Rusk and \McGeorge . Bundy, Johnson's special assistant for National Security Affairs. Johnson focused upon international developments Monday, too. He got' a briefing from CIA Director John-A. McCone, who arrived at the ranch at dusk, as newsmen were leaving after an informal news conference with the President. Appointment of Sheldon S. Cohen as the new U.S. tax commissioner, and of Frederick Lewis Deming as under secre tary of .the Treasury for Monetary Affairs were among items which highlighted the session with newsmen on the ranch house lawn. Johnson also used the occasion to announce that his State Df the Union message at 9 p.m. EST next Monday will "emphasize some of the 1 immediate" programs he intends to propose. But he indicated he will leave many long-range plans for dis closure later. ' "The message . . . will not '->e a complete or final summation of all we hope to achieve," -Johnson said. "That program will evolve over a. period of time through various messages. I don't want to leave the impression we can build the 'Great Society' overnight, or in 'any one week, or any one month, or any one (cogressional) session." He said he would send special messages to Congress pro- Dosing further steps in his program over the next four years m (he basis of "when Congress is ready to receive them" and when House and Senate committees are in a position to act •n them. "Obviously the State of the Union message will be brief and cannot deal with all these subjects," Johnson told reporters. "It will give a general out-line and emphasize some of the immediate recommendations I would like to see acted upon." Former Tipton Area Man Dies Harold Rebolt, 57, Michigantown, a former Tipton rdute 2 resident, who died Sunday of a coronary in St. Joseph's Hospital, Kokomo after being a victim of the flu, was buried this afternoon at 2 -o'clock in Albright Cemetery, Kokomo, following,services from the Ellers Mdrtiiary, in that community. ' He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. William Bassey, 109 E. South Street, Tipton. | Silent Vote Will Determine GOP Leader WASHINGTON (UPI) — The almost silent struggle for the captaincy of the losers — leadership of the smallest House Republican minority in 19 years —is approaching its climax. No speeches are being given, no campaign posters printed, no rallies or motorcades mapped out. But every one of the 140 voters who will decide. Jan. 4' between incumbent House GOP Leader Charles A. Halleck and Rep. Gerald R. Ford are acutely aware that an important and vigorous contest is under way. No one really knows who will win. Many of the Republican congressmen who will vote by secret ballot in a cv'-'d meeting will not say which man they are for. The "silent vote" in the GOP leadership election may be as high as 40, obviously a significant number in a contest where 71 votes assure victory. The members' reluctance to declare themselves publicly is understandable. Whoever wins the leadership will be in a strong position to help or hurt a member campaigning for a new committee assignment, try(Continued on paga 8) Two Injured In Monday Crash Two youths were injured in a one car accident Monday evening i as the car in which they wire riding left the road and rolled over four times.. Bob Head, 18, 602 Green St., was the driver of the vehicle which left-the pavement on State Road 19, one and a fifth miles south of Tipton 'as . he started to pass" another vehicle. Head was traveling south when he lost control'of the car.-The vehicle left the pavement, traveled some 180 feet along the bum, rolled on its side for 75 feet then rolled over three more times. Head and a passenger, Eldon R. Johns,' 18, 437 N. East St., were taken to the Tipton County Hospital where they were treated and released. Two other passengers in Head's auto were also taken to the hospital where they were .admitted for treatment. They were John Owens, 16, 621 Mill Street, who suffered head lacerations, and James Plake, 18. R. R. 3, Tipton,, who was treated for hand and leg injuries. Both were listed in fairly good condition this morning. Investigating officers said.the car, a 1956 machine owned by Virgil Head, was a total loss. The vehicle was removed to Ross and Doggett's. Tipton Phone Go. Joins 106 Others Effective Feb. 1 Arthur A. Teal Stricken Today Arthur A. Teal, 68, Ross Trailer Park, died at his home at 9:30 this morning after an illness of 20 years. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday from the Leatherman-Morris Funeral Home with Rev. Ncble Greene and Rev. Chester Mitchell officiating and burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after* 7 p.m. Wednesday. The deceased was born Sept. 3, 1896 in Wawaka, Indiana, son of William and Ida (Frick) Teal. He was married to the former Mabel Young July 8, 1922 in Tipton. He was a lineman for 31 years for the Nickle Plate Railroad, attended the Kemp Methodist Church and was a member •f the Tipton Post 46. American Legion and Austin Lodge 128. F & AM. He was active in work of the Auduhon Society and a veteran of World War I. Survivors include the wife, two daughters, Mrs. Dalton (Caroline) Newton of State College, Penna. and Mrs. Orla (Betty) Martin, Jr., Kokomo route 1; two brothers Harold Teal of Plymouth, Ohio and Rex Teal of Nashville, Tennessee; two sisters, Mrs. Zack Taylor of Plymouth, Ohio and Mrs. Frank Meyers of Willard, Ohio and six grandchildren. Johnson Sees Good Prospect For Economy —President Johnson foresees a good year for the economy in 1965, but hopes the steel price- wage situation will not dampen its prospects. Johnson wants steelmakers to keep the public interest in mind before they raise prices — no matter how "selective" such boosts might be. The President also has strong hopes — expects, even — that pending wage negotiations between steel manufacturers and the United Steelworkers union will not result in a inflationary contract. ' The Chief Executive has withheld criticism of the selective price boosts announced recently by some companies. But he has been 'known for some time to believe that the industry • is in generally good shape and ought (Continued or. page 8) SENATOR WALKING WITH CANE-Walking with "the aid ut a cane. Sen. Edward (Ted) Kennedy la accompanied by ma wife ait they leave BL .Edward's Catholic Church in West Pain Beach, Fla. Hla back was Injured in a plane crash. The Tipton Telephone Co., through manager George Shortlc. today announced reduced long distance charges on telephone calls within the state, including a bargain rate of 40 cents or less on nighttime and Sunday calls. Shortle said that, on the basis of present estimates Hoosiers will save about $2.5 million annually as a result of the intrastate reductions and lower interstate rates recently, announced by the Federal Communications Commission. The company and the state's 106 other telephone companies filed new tariffs covering the changes with the Public Service Commission of Indiana. The new- rales will be effective February 1, the same day long distance charges on calls crossing state lines will be similarly reduced. Shortle said the reductions generally will result from lower rates for evening, Saturday and Sunday calling and from bargain night rates which will apply an hour earlier than at present. The nighttime intrastate rates which will become effective after 8 p.m.. instead of 9 p.m. also will be offered all day on Sundays. This will permit three minutes of station-to-station conversation between phones anywhere in Indiana for 40 cents or leys after'8 p.m. and all day Sunday. He also announced reductions in many evening rates—for 6 to 8 p.m. calling—and said these rates also will apply all day Saturdays. As a result, there will be reductions as high as 25 cents in the inithl three-minnto charge on some Saturday daytime calls. The telephone ccmpanics also will adopt more precise methods of -calculating distance between cities, taking into account the curvature of the earth. This will result in five-cent changes on only slightly more than 10 per cent of the rates between Indiana points, with the large majority of the changes being reductions. The charge for handling collect calls will be increased from 10 to 20 cents to compensate for the extra operator time and billing procedures involved. Shortle pointed out that this charge does not apply on calls billed to tekr phone credit card numbers. • Indiana's telephone companies were the first i n the nation to introduce bargain rates on nighttime calls. Since 1958, Hoosiers have been able to talk six minutes fcr the pnee of three on calls placed after 9 p.m. The new tariff adopts for nighttime calls the traditional three- minute initial interval which ap- olies to day and evening calls and establishes a maximum rate of 40 cents after 8 p.m. or on Sunday. For calls between phones less than 172^ miles apart, the charge will be even less. The reductions in evening rates—those which apply from to 8 p.m.—affect most intrastate calls in the 71 to 2-14 mile range. Charges fcr the first three minutes of conversation will be reduced five cents in seven mileage categories, and overtime charges will be re- lueed proportionately. Four Fined Four persons were fin?d in City and Justice of the Pc ce courts Mondiy. In City Court James M. Kinder, 20, RR 1, Tipton, was fined $22.75 for speeding, and Ronald A. Webster, 21, RR 1, Tipton, was fined $21.00 "and given a suspended 30 day sentence in the county jail for assault and battery. Justice of the Peace Lafe Beaver fined William J. Guerre, 22, Kokomo, and Stanley K. Kincaid, 20, Box 207, Sharpsville. $18.75 each for disregarding a stop sign. WEATHER Partly cloudy and warmer today . and tonight with" showers 'affecting about 30 per cent of northern sections late today, or tonight. Wed nesday partly cloudy and mild, showers ending north* earn sections. High today mid and upper 40s. Low.to- . night upper 30s to low 40s.'

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