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xpian ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBE R 4, 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTIN, INDIANA VOLUME 69, NUMBER 76 TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 31, 1964 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK Police Arrest 77 Youths In Drinking Orgy MOHAWK, N.J. (UPI) — Police Chief P. George Geffken turned to the parents of this northwestern New Jersey resort British Protestant survivors said. missionary. Survivor Tells Of Brutality To U.S. Missionary United Press International LEOPOLDVILLE, The Congo' (U?D—William McChesney. the last American victim of the. Congo rebels, was trampled to I death, a survivor said today, i "They danced on his stomach until he must have died from internal bleedings." said one of the whites rescued from the towns of Wamba and Mung- bcre. "Then they gored his eyes out before they threw the body into the Wamba River." '.McChesney of Phoenix. Ariz., was a missionary who was the!town today to help in ending a laLst American known to be'string of wild. "Dolce Vita" held by the rebels. He wasjteen-age drinking parties in killed Dec. 15. along with ajprivate homes. Geffken said police would no longer tolerate drinking brawls The best available estimate i'* 0 ,he ° nH his men broke U P of the number of whites killed jMonday n.ght when they ar- bv Congo rebels since mid- reste ; J „ 77 leen-as»rs. November was placed at 203.! G , effkpn sald Wednesday that including six Americans. |authorities were considering „ „, " . , /charges of contributing to the • McChesney was a "heart o ; illvcmle (];? ij milien( . y 0 f a mine- Africa missionary affiliated j for , hos? over ]8 arrestPd at with the world-wide evangehza- , nc lv _ He a , so pointed out tion crusade at V. ashington, |)hat lc „ a , ac(ion could be taken Pa - I against their parents who are A Greek refugee liberated by responsible under the law for Congolese troops said toiiaylthe actions of their children, that children only' eight years | Six Drinking Orgies Ai-rested in the raid were teen-agers from moderate and well-to-do families from 10' New Jersey towns. Norristown, and Pittsburgh, Pa., and Gloversville. N.Y. Six drinking orgies have been held here since June, Geffken said, with up to 100 teen-agers from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York jamming into one home each time. Geffken said police were powerless to do anything until the last party. At the previous ones, parents were present and denied officers admission to the homes. But they had permission from the owner of the home where Monday's party was in full swing. —The interior of the house- was a shambles. Hundreds of beer cans and whiskey bottles littered the six rooms. Tables and chairs were overturned and broken. Lamps upset and walls scarred. Damage was estimated in the hundreds of dollars. Harry W. Stone Sr. had put the house up for sale Dec. 4 when they moved to Syracuse, N.Y . Son Arrangsd Party The party was set up by his son John, 18, a student at a Tennessee college. Geffken telephoned Stone in Syracuse to inform him of the party and was told: "Go in there and remove everyone from the house." Geffken and 13 other officers moved in. "When we hit, the kids started scurrying in all directions," he said. "Some went out the back door with six-packs under their arms. They ran behind homes and threw beer cans all over lawns." Police corraled 29 teen-agers M RIPS FLOOD old took part in some of the massacres. The children, he said invented "the most cruel tortures." "The worst killer among the Simbas (rebels) was a Col. Pierre C!embe," the Greek said. "He . was the same one who ordered the killings at Paulis, when 20t whites were beaten to death slowly before the paras arrived." In the past two days mercenary-led columns of Congo troops rescued about 300 whites from Wamba and Mung- bere. A plane with an estimated 170 whites freed at Mung- bere was expected in Leppold• ville this afternoon. A government column reached Mungbere Wednesday and freed whites who had been dragged away from Wamba over the weekend by the rebels. Wednesday night, 112 white refugees flew into Leopoldvillc from Wamba, where they were recaptured from the rebels Tuesday by a fighter-supported column led by 24 white soldiers of fortune. . The refugees, mostly Greek, said the rebels massacred 30 persons, including 7 Belgian priests, when they heard on Nov. 26 that Belgian paratroopers had landed in Stanleyville to rescue white prisoners there. The first to die was Belgian- born Bishop JosephWittebol. Missionary William McChesney, the last American known to be held by the rebels, was killed Dec. 15 along with a British protestant missionary, the survivors said. Four Europeans were killed earlier this month, three at Medje and one at the mission station of Ibambi the survivors said. At least 195 white men and women have been murdered in the Congo since mid-November. (Continued on page 6) RETIRING! Assistant Postmaster George Strcup, right, is shown examining a certificate frcm U.S. Postmaster General John A. Gronoski. testifying as to his retirement after more than 33 years in the Tipton Post Office. With Gerald Roadruck. left, and other loci! post office employees looking on, Stroup was handed the certificate by Max Crouch, center. Stroup joined the post office department _ Octcber 1, 1931 in a temporary capacity and was ma6 a permanent employee January 1, 1936. The post Office was located at the Compton corner, across the street from its present location when Stroup joined the department. He worked as a substitute then a clerk and on February 15, 1955 became the assistant postmaster. (TRIBUNE Photo-Engraving) Tavern Struck By Runaway Car Here Today An cut-of-control car driven by John Pore, 26, 329 N. East Street, caused. $490 damage to a downtown tavern, a parked car and city property early this morning. "Pore made a right turn off Court Street into Jefferson when he lost control of the vehicle, struck a paiked car owned by the Prentice Grain Co., 526 Oak Street., knocked over a parking meter and a trash recepticle and came to rest against a doorway in the Hi-Ho Tavern. Damage to Pore's auto was estimated at $250 and to the grain company car at $65. The tavern suffered loss of about : $75 while city police estimated it would cost $100 to replace the parking meter and trash container. Hoover To Carry On As Leader of F.B.I. Many Prizes Await First Baby of Year R. D. M. 500 Marooned Near Border O California-Oreao Y ";™","?'^,;",'or, 1 ,- New Assessment but some folks are—they are the 'auout to he" Derby participants . . . or ha "n't you heard the'. flapping of wings . ... and the anixous scming of the sky lately—mostly b;- yoi'ng mothers and dads . . . rear'y for a visit- Policy Suggested By Commission INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — The uim ,„ us ...»>.<,.. , Indiana Commission on State by that"stra 'nge7ooking creature ! Tax and Financin S Policy —with the long legs-the one! ad °P ted a re P° rt Wednesday and only STOHK! ' whieh suggests that . 1965 Baby Contest The 1965 Stork Derby, more "ommrn'v knr>"'n ns the 19S5,- First Baby of the Year Contest.' Butler University, pr?par°d mer . survey of tax assessment of SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — A small army of djredev.il heii- copter pilots waged war against the elements today in flood- battered northern California — and like war itself, the battle was one of "hurry up and w-it." The hurry up came as re- enforcements and supplies v.ere moved into key com-nur.i'.ies in jsiskiyou and Humboldt cosiati"? assessors |( i u ,.; n g jj r i e f brea':s in a stnn'i EDITOR'S NOTE: FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover will observe his 70th birthday Friday. In reply to questions submitted by United Press International he makes it clear that he intends to cr.rry on in his post at an age when many men seek retirement.) Weather Partly cloudy today. Cloudy and not r.s cold tonight with occasional light rain beginning after midnight. Friday rain and warmer. High today mid 40s. Low tonight mid 30s. High Friday low 50s. FLOOD MUD—This automobile u In flood mud up to its allla in Klamath, CalU, where the Klamath Rivet overran the countryside. By HALE MONTGOMERY United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI) — "I intend to continue to serve my country as director of the FBI as long as my health and the confidence of the President and the American people will permit." This statement, characteristically emphatic, was made by John Edgar Hoover today in reply to a UPI question about his retirement plans. Hoover marks his 70th birthday Friday, New Year's Day. Last May 10, the renowned crime fighter celebrated his 40th anniversary as head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. President Johnson called him a "magnificent public servant" and in a special ceremony formally waived the requirement that government officials must retire at the age of 70. As the prime force in the creation of an elite corps of enforcement officers with high morale and discipline, Hoover today enjoys a national standing as something of a legend in his time, a living hero to millions of Americans. Encountering Trouble But at the height of a long career, he is encountering trouble from law-abiding friends as well as law-breaking ioes. Most of the trouble comes in an area where Hoover always has done well — public relations. Hoover replied to some of the criticisms from civil rights leaders and others in reply to written questions submitted to him by UPI. He relayed the answers from his vacation spot outside Miami, Fla., where he is spending the holidays. As for retirement, Hoover said, "my health is good, the President has expressed confidence in me, I enjoy my work and feel completely competent to carry out all the demands of ,my job — why should I think about retirement?" He expressed, the hdpe that when he does step down his successor "will be selected from among the many excellent' career FBI employes." Hat No Authority On the civil rights situation, Hoover emphasied that the 1964 Civil Rights Act contains no criminal provisions, hence there is no authority for the FBI to step in and make arrests. "The belief that FBI agents can make arrests for violations of the Civil Rights Act is another horrendous misconception which has built up," Hoover said. He also said the FBI cannot provide protection for individuals or demonstrators. "One of the major reasons for this misunderstanding.is the fact that some so-called civil rights leaders have deliberately accused the FBI of not performing its duties in protecting civil rights demonstrators. They know we do not have the authority to do so," he said. "The FBI cannot and will not exceed its authority in the civil rights field or any other field. We perform" our duties according to the law and instructions from the Department of Jus- 1 given by (he Tipton merchants (Continued from page 6) ' (Continued on cage 6) sponsored by the Tipton chants, whose names are given below ... is about ready for the whistle—or whatever the Good Lord uses to start such events. It will be "Emceed" by the bird with the long legs and bill ... for he is now in 'orbit' . . . and the rest will be a battle between time and mother nature. Who will be the First Baby of the year in Tipton county? . . . that is the question! Soothsayers say that this is up to the long legged 'bird we mentioned before — to Mother Nature — the Good Lord . . . and mama . . . of, course! ' Master or Miss? Will it be .Master 1965 or Miss 1965. Again" we refer you to the above-mentioned. We all will be waiting for the event . . : and wishing the Little Miss or Master .. . the best! A world full of nice presents from the local merchants ... a house full of happiness . . . and love ... a nice rounded world . . to grow up in! Rules of Contest The contest rules are simple. 1. The parents must be bona- fide residents of Tipton county, with established residence in the county. 2. The Tipton Tribune should be notified and supplied with the necessary details as soon as possible. 3. A certificate signed by the attending physician must be brought to the Tribune office and should include the exact time and date of birth. 4. In the event of a duplicate birth for more than one baby, the first reported to the Tribune office will be declared the winner. 5. Certificates to claim prizes be put on a non-political basis.. w hich ripped the- area with Dr. Richard Lindhe, associate ! snQW> ra - n- hail and wind, professor of accounting atj B ., t t | 10 i ons < va jt continued is swirling snow thwarted efforts by the heiicopitr ivt'-.is IJ new business property in Indiana at the request of the commission. The survey resulted from a request by Governor Welsh to "explore the possibility and the desirability of establishing a procedure for the advance determination of assessments on new commercial and industrial property." The aim was to encourage new business to locate in the state by removing uncertainty about future property taxes. Lindhe said he found that "although there has been a trend toward uniformity of assessment ratios in recent years, there are still wide variations in the ratios applied to individual manufacturing firms." Cites Figures He cited figures showing the ratio of assessment to book value of buildings and structures varied from 8.7 per cent to 114.7 per cent in a survey of 181 firms. "It is apparent that prescribed assessment procedures are not being followed in all districts." Lindhe noted. He recommended that "the State Board of Tax Commissioners should spell out in detail and widely disseminate their interpretations of special adjustments which may or may not be allowed." He noted this would require additional personnel for the board, a comment with which the Board of Tax Commissioners agreed. Worley said he felt that the board should have the fulltimc services of one or two attorneys j to write the findings and seejC nil fU X /iaf KJfim that they are distributed among) JU" 1,1 ' lcl assessors and others concerned [ reach same S0i> persons marooned* by floods in mountain >.'.s ar?as near the Califariua-Oro- gen border.' "Everything is loaded in h copters and ready U go." sail one civi! defense official, "'nit the weather forecast is for five more days of snow storms." The 500 stranded persons live in or near the fo'.T Siskiyou County communities of Somes Bar. Fork of Silmon. Sawyers Bar and Cecilville. along the Klamath, and Salmon rivers. Joe ThornUm. -a Klamath National 'ores! pibc. ilew over three of the towns and reported "most of the area appears isolated." "No one is known to be injured or dead and there apparently are no immediate emergencies."' he said. "But there is a need for food and some medical supplies." Of primary concern was the community of Cei-uviile. Uw m'.y town in the area from which no word has been received in 10 days. "No one knows what the picture is there," said Sheriff's Deputy Gene Hinman. .Meanwhile, federal, state and local officials mapped plans for extensive recovery from the 12 days of storms and floods which claimed at least 41 lives and caused damage estimated at $700 million in the five-state area of Caiifurniai Oregon. .wishlngion, Idaho and Nevada. Government Wins Costly Battle In (Contir .ii'" 1 -"n page 6) Neighbors Pass Law To Ban Man's Pet Bow-Legged Lion By RUSS GREEN WILLOW GROVE, 'Pa. (UPI) —•Bow-legged Leo, the limping lion with the falsetto growl, planned a quiet New Year's Eve at home tonight, placidly ignoring t h e legal storm brewing about his stringy mane. The two-year old pseudo king of beasts faces eviction from his man-made luxury den in the garage at the rear of the home of Howard Sautter, an automotive towing service operator who reared him from a pup. The deadline is Saturday. A yawning Leo couldn't care less. But a determined Sautter is challenging the validity of an ordinance by the Abington Township commissioners which rules out anyone keeping wild beasts at home. The hastily prepared and adopted law defines a wild animal as any animal of a species which is generally of a wild nature or disposition, requiring training by art, industry or education, etc., etc. The ordinance was drawn when nervous neighbors signed a petition which claimed Leo was a nuisance, disturbed them with his roaring, and was Hardly a fit pet to have around the bouse. Leg-.! Lions Take Over The papers were served on Sautter this past Tuesday, and the five day grace period to comply expires Siiturday. That's when the legal-beagles get. to work. Until then, Sautter is just sitting tight. He retained the law firm of Yollin and Mailman, and there's the chance that Leo might go as far as the U. S. Supreme Court, like all of the other important cases. "If need be, we'll go all of the way," Attorney Hubert Yol­ lin said, and that's legal talk pointed to the nation's highest tribunal. The firm also represents a pet shop in the township whose "wild animals" presumably come under the ordinance. The law could put the shop out of business. Other than his 317 pounds, Leo doesn't resemble a ferocious jungle killer. He's more like Bert Lahr in the Wizard of Oi.'. Actually, there's a good probability Leo wouldn't have survived two years on his native African veldt. Nature wasn't very kind to him. His legs bend like a cowboy's and his front feet point in opposite directions, like the hands of a watch at six o'clock. It gives him a shuffle akin to a dowager with corns. Loses Lionhood On top of that, he suffered the utmost in indignities when the current row.arose. Sautter, in an effort to keep peace, took him to the University of Pennsylvania Veterinarian Hospital where a surgeon's scalpel stripped him of his lionhood. Sautter, who spends about $5 a day keeping Leo in raw meat, raw eggs, vitamins, bone meal and the rest, defends his, pet with every breath, particu- (Wednesday, larly now that the legal fight is The missing were believed to to be joined. i "He's docile, not fearsome," i lured By RAY HERNDON United Press International SAIGON (UPI) — One^of the costliest battles for American military advisers in the Souih Vietnamese war ended today in victory for the government side according to U. S. military spokesman in Saigon. They said Communist guerrilla forces possibly numbering, a regiment withdrew from the fungles around Bin'i Gia before ;!awn on the fourth day of fighting. Binh Gia. a center for Catholic refugees from Communist North Viet Nam. is strategically located about 40 miles southeast of Saigon. The spokesmen said six U.S. military advisers were missin.; nnd eight others were wounded in the battle, which continued to rage around Binh Gia even after the town was recaptured include four dead and two cap- Sautter claims. "If he were mean, or a nuisance, I wouldn't have him. "He growled, yes, but he never did roar. Lions only roar when they're hungry, or lonesome, or want a mate. And he had about a year to go for that. "The operation left the roar, but now he won't, have any reason to use it," he added sadly. Leo loves turkey legs. What with all of the holiday poultry, and the Christmas cards he received from all over, he's the picture of purring contentment, the legal tiff notwithstanding. U. S. helicopters and Vietnamese air force Skyraider fighter bombers bomhed and strafed the surrounding area through the night until the Communist Viet Cong guerrillas withdrew early this morning. A total of four U.S. helicopters were downed in the battle. The fourth one, carrying two U.S. officers and two enlisted men, was shot down in flames Wednesday night about a mile east of the village. The spokesmen said the chopper exploded on impact' in an area heavily infested by Com(Continued on page 6)

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