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HAROIiO J. BUP. ARCHIV23 A33I .INDIANA STATE INDIANAPOLIS, .f ENTERED AS SECOND CliASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTON, INDIANA VOLUME 69, NUMBER 154 TIPTON (END1ANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 1965 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK BOY KILLED INDIANAPOLIS (UPI). — A 5-year-old boy was shot and killed Wednesday by a 16-year- old Indianapolis boy who told police the gun discharged accidentally when the child attempted to grab it. Randy Adams died minutes after' being shot in the side by a small Italian automatic revolver. William L. Hardister said he \vas cleaning the newly-purchased gun on a table at the home of an aunt of the child and it discharged as he tried to keep the child from grabbing it- Police held Hardister on a preliminary charge of murder pending a hearing today. .S. LED PLANT TO CLOSE TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (UPI) —The Air Force's $8,680,000 storage plant here • will be closed June 30, 1966. Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara announced last December that the 440-acre World War II installation would be closed but no date for the closing was announced until Wednesday. Air Force Brig. Gen. Thomas Corbin said in Washington that neither the Army nor Navy wants the installation and that it will be turned over to the General Services Administra : tion for disposition. ' If the GSA is unable to dispose of it to other federal, agencies or to state or local government agencies it will sell the property at public auction. HELD IN BOND INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)—Delbert Weathers, 26, Indianapolis, was free under $1,000 bond today pending trial on a charge of conspiring to violate federal liquor laws. Weathers was arrested Wednesday in connection with a liquor operation which federal agents estimated may have cost the government as much as $67,200 in. taxes. He was the last of four persons named in a recent sealed indictment to be arrested were charged with to distribute nbn- taxpaid whisky" in the Indianapolis area! between June 13, 19G3, and rjov. 15, 1964. Agents said the operation may have handled as |much as 100 gallons a week of moonshine whisky. The four conspirin; INJURED IN FALL SOUTH BEND, Ind. (UPI)— Elwin Dietz, 31, Niles, Mich., remained in critical condition today with! head injuries suffered Wednesday when he fell 84 feet from a scaffolding to the roof of the] New Paris Creamery Co. ^vhere he was helping to dismantle a chimney. Fire Destroys Auto Agency In LaPorte LA 'PORTE, Ind. (UPI) — A fire which was discovered in the basement of an automobile agency here shortly before noon Wednesday.blazed out of control for more than four hours before firemen contained it. Ihe blaze, which destroyed two downtown business buildings, 20new cars and about 20 others being repaired, threat ened the entire business dis trict for several hours and sent one fireman to the hospital. Fire c units from LaPorte, rural LaPorte County, Michigan City, Valparaiso and South Bend fought .the blaze which was finally brought under control by the use of a "snorkel" device, a unit with a 100-fdot- high platform . which: enabled firemen to spray water down into the burning buildings. The fire evidently started in the basement of tlje P. W. Way automobile agency, where new cars are stored and a service area is housed. Smoke was discovered seeping from a basement window at 11:45 a.m. and, by the time firemen arrived, the fire was out of control. Clouds of dense smoke filled the downtown area as all business operations came to a halt. Traffic on Indiana 2 and U.S.35 through the city was rerouted as a crowd of up to 500 persons gathered to watch the blaze. Firemen were further hampered in their efforts by strong winds and extreme heat. One man, identified as a Michigan City fireman, was treated and released from a LaPorte-hospital for burns oh the back of his'head. In addition to the auto agency, ' an abandoned opera house and bowling alley next to the agency were destroyed while extensive damage was incurred I by a Montgomery Ward store and a Smith-Alsop Paint shop. The rear walls of both buildings collapsed. A veteran LaPorte resident called it the" worst fire in "many, many years." There was no immediate estimate of damage. BATTALION SAVED SAIGON VICTIM—Flames roar in the background and a woman Ues dead after the bomb blast at the U. S .j Embassy in Saigon. South Vfet Nam. The explosion left 17 dead and i more man 150.injured. Of ihe dead, one was an American secretary. , (Radiopltoto) i JUDGE NAMED INDIANAPOLIS. (UPI)—Special Judge Scott McDonald was' named to presidet over the murder trial of Mrs. Marjorie Robbins, 23-year-old Indianapolis woman accused of strangling her 2-year-old daughter. Judge Saul Rabb, disqualified himself earlier this week. The trial, postponed twice by legal complications, is scheduled to open Monday. WEATHER Partly cloudy through Friday. A little warmer today and a little colder again Friday. High today mid 50s. Low tonight mid 30s. High Friday mid 40s. Adult- Leaders Named For County 4-H Cluljis Agricultural 4-H Leaders for all clubs for the 1965 4-H Club year have now been secured. Organization leaders and their clubs are as follows: 4-Leaf Clovers, Charles McQuinn, assisted by Phil Smith; Cicerp Northwest, Glen Lightfoot; Cicero East, Mark Mueller, assisted by Charles (Clerget; Hobbs-Curtisville, Edgar WeismillerJ assisted by Ralph Kauffman; New Lancaster, John Garst, assisted by Sam Courtney: Jefferson Junior and Senior Clubs, Orcn Rector, Sr., assisted by George Hartwick; Liberty Boy's, Bernard Zauss, assisted by All-in Baird; Prairie ^Senior Club, Jafnes Lindley; Prairie Junior Olub, Alan Adler; j Farmers To Be, IFred McCorkle. Mrs. Phil Myers is the leader for the Kantjering Kids Club and will be assisted by Gene Foor. jj In addition there are a number of (adults who assist with the 4-H program this year as project : jleaders.' These include: Tractor Maintenancenand Automotive, Ross Rose, [leader, assisted by Charles Haskett, Sr. and J David 'Jordap; Dogs, (Continued on FJage 6) Junior High Spelling Bee Winners Named (jathy Coyle, an jeighth grade pupil in the Prai^ie-Sharpsville Junior High School, won .the Tiriton County Spelling Bee Tuesday night on |her first try. She spelled through 51 rounds on her way to victory. Cathy, 131 has carried' the family honors one step further than her mother, Mrs. James Coyle, who in' 1934 was the school champion ofj Sacred Heart School in Terre Haute. The winning wprds for Cathy vyere OCCURRING and PENITENTIARY. Toh Overdorf, a sjeventh grader in the Tipton junior High, stumbled on OCCURRING and when Cathy spelled that and PENITENTIARY, the Bee was over. Tom was' runner-up. I / /Both Cathy and Tom received 'trophies donated by the Tipton Kiwanis Club and presented by Wallace Under,wood, Tipton Junior High champion, and (Continued Principal. The runner-up with on page 5) KILOWATT CAVITY! A eftfferdam, 100 feet deep, temporarily holds back the Ohio River while concrete footing* are poured for Public Service Indiana's Marklend hydro-electric generating station. The »l,0O0-kllowatt plant will be the lar­ gest in the state when completed next year. The dam is located 23 miles upttream from MaHson. The investor-owned electric- company expects the hydro plant to coijt $20,000,000. Hamilton Heights Students, Parents Rkin Schedules t Jackson Central High School Guidance Director, Rick Davis, during the month of April will meet present eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh grade students of Walnut ;Grove as well as, ninth, tenth and eleventh grade students of Jackson Central, in their respective buildings, to plan the individual student's 1965-66 class schedule. Also, Jackson Central Junior High School Counselor, Larry Polk, will meet with students and their parents in the Junior High building in Arcadia to tentatively plan the freshman and high school schedule. • A student will need thirty-six loredits in order, to graduate from Hamilton Heights High S-zhcol. State Law further requires that twelve of these credits must be earned in two major areas, and eight of these credits must be earned in two minor areas. A major consists of three school years, six semesters, of study.in a specific educational area. Majors may be earned in the following areas; English Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, Vocational Home Economics, Vocational Agriculture, Industrial Arts, Commerce and Foreign Language. A minor consists of two school years, four semesters, of study in a specific educational area. Minors may be earned in the following areas: Science, Mathematics, Vocational Home Economics, Vocational Agriculture, Industrial Arts, Commerce and Foreign Language. Courses taken in the Fine Arts; Music and Art, may not be counted toward majors or minors requirements. In addition, only a total of five credits earned in' this area may be counted .toward fufilling requirements for graduation. Since two major areas of study are contained in the course of study as requirements, the student needs only to be concerned, as far as fulfilling graduate requirements, with making sure that the requirements in the rai- nor areas are completed. Freshman Required Courses: English <and Literature, World History, General M'ath or Algebra, Biology or Physical Science, Physical Education. Sophomore Required Courses: English, and.Literature, Math or Science, physical Education and Health. Junior Required Courses: En- (Contlnued on p«ge i) V Many County Officials Get Pay Increases By MORTENSE MYERS United Press International INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — At least 13 and probably more laws enacted by the 1965 Indi: ana Legislature produced pay increases totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars for county officials, including one which effects the first general county salary hike since 1957. The State Board of Accounts, which biennially prepares advisories, to public officials about new laws affecting them, has not completed its preparation of the new salary schedules yet. But chairman Richard L. Worley of the State Board of Tax Commissioners . believes most of them wiil not be efec- tive until next year so that local budget makers can take the increases into consideration when outlining their appropriations late next summer. In general, the pay increases ranged in size from 5 per cent in the bigger counties to 10 per cent in the smaller ones. Each county fits into a classification based on its population and gross assessed valuation in relation to. the state as a whole. For county auditors, treasurers, clerks and sheriffs the annual pay by classes is as follows : ' Class 1, up $875 from present $17,500; Class 2, up $750 fromj $15,000; Class 3, up $600 from $12,000; Class 4, up $800 from. $1,000; Class 5, up $680 from $8,500; Class 6, up from $7,500;' Class 7, up $520 from $6,500; Class 8, up $480 rom $6,000; Class 9, up $550 from $5,500: Class 10, up S500 from $5,000; Class 11, up $475 from $4,750; Class 12, up 425 from $4,250, and Class 13, up $400 from $4,000. Set Two Scales iFor ' county coroners and county surveyors, there are two sets of salaries, one depending on whether the coroner is a doctor and the other on whether the surveyor is a registered engineer. The coroners who are doctors:. up $488 from $9,750;' up $375 from $7,500; up $300 from $6,000; up $300 from $3,750; "j up $240 from $3,000; up $180 from $2,250; up. $150 from $1,875; up $144 from $1,800; up $150 from $1,500; Class 10, up $135 from $1,350; Class 11, up $120 from $1,200; Class 12, up $90 from $900, and Class 13, up $75 from $750. The base rate for coroners was set so that the doctor had a 50 per cent advantage over non-medics, whose pay is: Class 1, up $325, from $6,500; Class 2, up $250 from $5,000; Class 3, up $200 from $4,000; up $200 from up $160 from up $120 from up $100 .from $1,250; up $96 from $1,200; up $100 from $1,000; up $90 from $900; 19 Killed Before Trapped Outfit Crawls to Safety Harris Sumner Local Manacjer Indiana G-Wi Class 1, Class 2, Class Class Class Class Class Class Class HARRIS C. SUMNER Harris C. Sumner has been named district commercial manager of -the Tipton district of Indiana Gas & Water Co., effective April 1. Robert L. Stemm, district manager of the Noblesville and Tipton offices since 1959, has been appointed assistant division superintendent of the Columbus division. The appointments arc part of an .organizational revision of the utility's operating structure designed to increase operating efficiency and further improve customer service. Sumner was in the U. S. Army from January, 1941, until December, 1960,. when he retired with-tfce rank of Colonel. Prior to his retirement, he supervised training, operations, and organization of 96 U. S. Army Reserve Units in Indiana. He has been awarded the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, seven service medals, and the Ulchi Service Medal from the Republic of South Korea. He attended Butler University after his retirement in 1960, graduating in January, 1965, with a B. S. degree. Sumner was born and raised in the Arcadia area. 4, 5 6, $2,500; $2,000; $1,500; Class Class Class Class Class Class Class Class 7, Class 8, Class 9, Class 10, Class 11, up $80 from $800; Class 12, up $60 from $500, and Class 13, up $50 from $500. Mors for Engineers For county surveyors who are engineers: , Class 1, up $495 from $9,900; Class 2, up -$405 from $8,100; Class 3, up $345'from $6,900;' Class 4, up $480 from $6,000; Class 5, up $432 from $5,400; up $384 from $4,800; up' $336 from $4,200; up $312 from $3,900; up $360 from $3,600; up $300 from $3,300; Class 11, up $300 from $3,000; Class 12, up $270 from $2,700, and Class 13, up $240 from $2,400. | , For county surveyors who are not registered engineers: Class 1, up $330 from $6,600; Class 2, up $270 from $5,400; Class 3, up $230 from $4,600; Class 4, up $320 from $4,000; Class 5, up $288 from $3,600; Class 6, up $258 from $3,200; Class 7, up $224 from $2,800; Class 8, up $208 from $2,600; Class 9, up $240 from $2,400; Class 10, up $220 from $2,200; Class 11, up $180 from $2,000, and Class 13, up $160"' from $1,600. For county assessors: . Class 1, up $850 from $17,000; (Comlnud on pate 5) Class 10, Leaders Honored At 4-H Training School Monday Six Agricultural- 4-H Clubs won special awards Monday evening at the 4-H and Community Building for having 100 per cent attendance of their officers at the 4-H Officers Train- ing'School. These included: Cicero East Junior and Senior Clubs with Mark. Mueller and Charles Olegert adult leaders and Larry Rump and Phil Jordan club presidents; Liberty Boy's, with Bernard Zauss, adult leader, Alan Baird assistant leader and Bill Salsbery club president; Farmers To Be with Fred McCorkle adult leader and Sieve Eltzroth club president; Four Leaf Clovers' with Charles McQuinn leader, Phil.Smith, assistant leader and club president Jim York; and New Lancaster with John Garst, leader, Sam Courtney assistant leader and Mike J•••ilius club president. All together, there were 78 club officers present representing 13 different clubs. The Officers Training School began with-a mixer participated in by all those present followed by a skit wi'h parts being played by David Harper,' Larry Rump and Mike Wooldridge. The welcome and pledges were led by David Harper, vice president of the Tipton County Junior Leader Organization. Following a few announcements, the club officers then attended classes for the offices which they hold and received instructions from jthe. following: presidents, Leon Warner; vice- presidents, Richard Weismiller; secretaries, treasurers and adult leaders, David Troyer; news reporters, Joe Rankin; recreation leaders, Ron Bridgewater; health and safety leaders, David Jordan; and song leaders, Mrs. "Gene Hoover. These instructors'were assisted in the classes by Junior Leaders Larry Rump, Hal Julius, Mike Wooldridge, Oren Rector, Jr., George CiMalley, Susan Smith (Continued on page •) By MICHAEL T. MALLOY United Press International SAIGON (UPI) — Reconnaissance pilots reported foday they had seen the bodies of 200 Viet ^ong guerrillas killed in a major battle near Da Nang. But further south an .American- led ranger battalion narrowly escaped disaster by crawling to safety. The battle 30 miles from the big U.S. air base at Da Nang began Wednesday when U.S. helicopters flew in about 2,000 government troops to Viet Cong based in the area. The guerrillas apparently were-caught by surprise and suffered heavy casualties. The operations cost the lives of two U.S. Marine officers killed when three U.S. helicopters were shot down. Seventeen '.vere wounded. Nine Vietnam- se troops were reported killd, 4 wounded and 20 missing. The battle area is about 350 miles northeast of Saigon. Crawl To Safety The South Vietnamese ranger b'attalion which barely escaped destruction ran into heavy fighting in Kontum Province ?30 miles north of Saigon. The group suffered almost 100 casualties including 19/ttead before crawling to safety on its hands and knees. A U.S. Army headquarters spokesman said the trapped oattalion's ordeal endod .Vednesday afternoon when the group reached a clearing be- /ond Communist lines and was spotted by a government observation . plane. Two Americans . included a sergeant .vounded twice in the foot were flown to safety. * One of the survivors, 1st Lt. James S. Bowers, 24, of'Narth Troy. Vt.. said, "we were all crawling single file. It was so dark you had to feel the man in front of you. We went for•"•o or three hours before it got light." A spokesman put government losses at 19 killed, 50 wounded and 22 missing and feared captured by the Viet Cong. Incendiary Attack Fails A military spokesman reported that a massive incendiary attack against Viet Cong guerrillas in a 4S-square mile jrea of Boi Loi forest 25 miles northeast of Saigon apparently failed.-The flames created such intense heat they created updrafts which apparently touched off a rainstorm. There was no estimate of possible number of victims before the" rain fell. i 'Ihe anti-guerrilla actions were ordered Wednesday as American and South Vietnamese commanders suddenly quickened the pace of the war in what appeared to be a partial response to Tuesday's terror bombing at the U.S. Embassy in Saigon. Bomb Radar Posts At the same time, nerly 120 U.S. and South Vietnamese fighter -. bombers struck radar installations across the border in North Viet Nam in the continuing effort to knock out the Hanoi regime's air dei'ens.e network. (Continued on Page 6) Dies Sunday . Russell Collier, former Tipton man now a resident of An-, derson, died'this morning of a heart attack while vacationing in Florida. He was the widower of' Ruth Collingwood, former Atlanta resident who died in 1955. The body will be ' returned to the Trout, Godby. and EVans Funeral 'Home ' in Noblesville and funeral arrangements will be announced later. DAYS LEFT tu iitwxf wz tun l-tost pay fcS J«w. Pol it (M|M <lwt! t XwpUTOW Bin ml;.-;

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