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ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTON, INDIANA VOLUME 49, NUMBER 158 TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY.TRIBUNE, TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 1965 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK RACIAL FIGHTS HAMMOND, Ind. <KUPI)— Twelve pupils were suspended and six other suspensions were considered as Hammond High School officials took action in the wake of a series of grudge fights between Negro and white youths last week. The 12 were notified during the weekend not to report for classes until further notice. The suspensions were made indefinite "until we can arrive at a clear picture of what, actually transpired and the complete circumstances surrounding the incidents," said school attendance officer Edward Nelson. Fist fights on Wednesday and Thursday nights led to general disorder at the school Friday, officials said. At least two girls were among those allegedly involved in the trouble. BOY LOSES LEG I PERU, Ind. (UPI) —Seven- year-old Paul A. Kelly, grandson of famed circus clown Emmett Kelly, was in critical condition today at Dukes Hospital here, his right leg severed by the wheels of a freight train. Paul and his sister Debra, 11, jumped into an empty coal car on a Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad freight train Sunday evening while the train was moving slowly along the- tracks. They rode a short distance aiid jumped off. Debra cleared the, rails safely, but Paul fell, his foot slipping beneath the wheels. Another sister, Janet, 10, ran for help and summoned a patrolling polic'eman near by. Taken to the hospital, Paul worried about whether he would attend school next day and whether he would be spanked for getting into trouble. Paul is the son of Emmett Kelly, Jr., also a clown currently performing in New York. TWO ACCUSED OF BEING RED SPIES SENTENCED GREENFIELD, Ind. (UPI)— Eugene Alexander, 37, Indianapolis, has been sentenced to 2-21 yqars in prison for the fatal slabbing last July 5 of Willie L. Smith, 33, also of Indianapolis. Hancock Circuit Judge George B. 'Davis pronounced sentence on Alexander after he entered a guilty plea to manslaughter charges. Smith died two days after the stabbing on an Indianapolis street corner. Alexander was indicted by a Marion County grand jury and the case was later venued to Hancock County. MAN MISSING INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)—A^62- year-old Indianapolis attorney was the object of a search today by police and sheriff's deputies after he was reported missing late Monday night. According to his wife, Thomas C. Tumbove did not return from driving her brother and sister-in-law to their Indianapolis home about 6:30 p.m. Monday. He told her in a telephone call he would arrive home' immediately after leaving her relatives' home, Mrs. Tumbove said. When he did not return by 11 p.m., Mrs. Tumbove called police and reported her husband missing. A search _of streets and roads in the area and of city hospitals was unsuccessful. Tumbove was taking medication for a virus a the time of his disappearance and Mrs. Tumbove told police he has a heart condition. Pastors Play Crimebusters In Hot Springs By JAMES R. CAMPBELL United Press International HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (UPI)— This old betting and bathing resort has started swinging again. So say the state's alarmed clergy, who cast themselves in the unfamiliar role of "crime­ busters" to try to clamp the j lid back on alleged- illegal gambling. Their efforts helped bring about a grand jury investigation which opened last [ week. Today, with the first testimony expected, the ministers j had an opportunity to tell the grand jury what they have found. While the ministers are outraged, businessmen, hard- pressed since the glittering gaming casinos were shuttered a year ago view the revival of gambling, although on a modest scale, with almost unrestrained glee. "I told you so," they chuckle. One-Year Shutdown The shut-down of the century- old gambling industry lasted nearly a year. Late last 'March Gov. Orval Faubus, handed a legislative resolution condemning gambling, took action. Stop it yourselves, he told local officials, or he would send state police. The .gamblers closed voluntarily and a campaign was mounted statewide to reopen them legally. through. a constitutional amendment. .During the campaign it wasnT Sven possible to buy- a drink. The dice games, blackjack and roulette vanished. Out-of-work croupiers quipped, "the only action's at the unemployment office." The campaign fell short Nov. 3 and gambling presumably was dealt a mortal blow. Business skidded. Motel and hotel rooms usually at a premium, went begging for customers. One hotel closed last jweek. Oldtimers yawned, "wait until racing season", with its 60,000 visitors each week. Casinos Reopened By the time the ponies started running at Oaklaw'n Park in February the gambling casinos had reopened, this ; time as private clubs." Hotel guests got free memberships. Other clubs sold memberships for $1. The Vapors, plushest of the lost, brought back its big name entertainment. When the slot machines reappeared, the ministers and Republicans, among others,, began to protest. Faubus sent state troopers to check, but they reported they could not find any gambling. , Faubus told the' ministers if they would act .as undercover agents and find the gambling, then swear out search warrants, he would send a special detail of state police to act on the warrants. FIVE KILLED—This station wagon collision on Interstate 75 south ot Lima. O.. leaves five' persons dead: Fred Howell of St. Mary's. O.. and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Forror and their two daughters, ot Piqua. O. Kenny Forror. a son. was the only survivor. Perfect Circle Adds Operation To Local Plant •Mark.Ertel, Tipton Plant Manager of Perfect Circle Corporation announces the addition of a valve seal assembly and plas- tigage operation to the local facilities. The valve seal operation has been performed since its inception at the Perfect Circle Distribution Center located in Hagerstown, Indiana. The valve seal operation consists of the assembly of its component parts, namely, the elastomer jacket, the teLfin insert and the steel retaining ring. The valve seal stops oil loss through valve guides on overhead engines, eliminates coking of -valves,-, ports, and manifold, and slops leakage of air into an engine's manifold. The product is used by most original equipment manufactures and is packaged as a service item to be used toy auto mechanics during an engine overhaul. Perfect Circle's Plastigage is used to check bearing clearances. It is available in three types, each type covering a. particular clearance range. These two products have been an integral part of Perfect Circle's automotive parts line. •Robert Sallee has been assigned' the responsibility of supervising the ,ne\v operation. John Ripberger has been promoted from production to supervision to fill the vacancy created, by Sallee's move to the Valve Seal operation. These two operations are expected . to require ten or more additional employees. Would Hike Car Insurance 25 Percent DIES OF INJURIES TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (UPI) — Ivan O'Laughlin, 53, Kirkwood, Mo., died today in St. Anthony's Hospital of injuries suffered March 25 when his car was crushed by a coal truck on private property. O'Laughlin was manager of land for the Peabody Coal Co., and was visiting the Chieftain Mine in southeastern Vigo County when his car collided with jf truck carrying coal from Use of i quHM tax spe eMst'« I pod Wu if you have compfn ta prcWtira. IMPERIAL'WIZARD Robert Shelton, In street clothea, tells a Ku Klux Klan rally In Morganton, N.C.. that President Johnson, "tf he continues his yakking he will become one of the . greatest organizers the Klan ever had." The night before he told another rally that the President la a "conniving, misgiven: fool," and "a liar" for blaming the Klan for the civil rights violence in Alabama, INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — An auto insurance expert suggested today that a 24.2 per cent rate increase "is needed immediately to produce an acceptable loss ratio." The statement was made by Karl Knipmeyer, secretary manager of Hoosierland Rating Bureau, Inc., an organization representing 8S auto insurance agencies, at a day-long automobile ... insurance rating v conference. The conference, held in the State Office Building with Indiana insurance commissioner Joseph G. Wood presiding, featured 13 speeches and panel discussions involving three state senators and three state representatives officially concerned with insurance matters during the 1965 Legislature. Knipmeyer said his firm's member companies wrote about $46 million dollars' worth of Indiana auto insurance premiums last year, about 37.5 per cent of the total. He said they "probably sustained an underwriting loss" of about 5 per cent or approximately $2,315,000. No Profit Before 1966 . "The need is therefore indicated for an overall increase in .automobile insurance rates of a shade over 16 per cent, if no allowance whatever is made for the continually worsening automobile accident record and if no allowance whatever is made for a continuance of an historical 3 per cent inflationary factor in the economy," Knipmeyer said. "It is our members' belief that to accommodate the continuing worsening traffic safety picture and historical inflation only that at least a 24.2 per cent rate increase overall is needed immediately on automobile insurance to produce an acceptable loss ratio. "Even then, this acceptable loss ratio' with some profit would not be achieved until the year 1S66 and only then in the event there is no major change in r the economy or major departure from traffic trends," Knipmeyer said. Other experts gave similar testimony during the conference of the gloomy picture for auto insurers. . . - Poverty Among Plenty "In this era of almost universal economic prosperity," Knipmeyer said, "the property and liability insurance business has been likened to a disaster area, a pocket of: poverty in a land of plenty. "More accurately, it could be described as struggling, through nearly 10 years of profitless prosperity. The stock fire and casualty companies have not produced a-satisfactory underwriting . profit since 1955." He said 1961 was the last profitable year and 1964 was worst than preceding years. Richard Savage, branch sec J retary in Chicago for the Na tional Association of Automobile Underwriters, cited many reasons for the plight of the in- jsurers. For one thing, he told i of auto manufacturers' "zeal to I produce a better, more saleable I (Cenriiweel en Pit**) • • Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews Oscar Winners By VERNON SCOTT UPI Hollywood Correspondent SANTA M O N-I C A, Calif. fUPI) — Julie Andrews, Rex Harrison and "My Fair Lady" were reunited at the pinnacle of : show business today with Academy Awards for best actress, best actor and best pic-' ture of 1964. All made theater history nine years . ago when - Fair Lady opened on Broadway with Miss Andrews and 'Harrison co-sfar- rinjr/as Eliza Dpolittle and Henry Higgins. It became the most successful musical show in history. Harrison won the Oscar Monday night at the 37th annual Academy Awards for his recreation of the Higgins role, while Miss. - Andrews captured the award for her- performance in "Mary Poppins." She was passed over by Warner Bros. When the studio cast Audrey Hepburn in the role Miss Andrews originated in the theater. Presented Award Miss Hepburn was not nominated for her film portrayal of 'he ebullient Eliza, but .'presented the award to co-star Harrison. "My Fair Lady" won eight Oscars to top all competitors including the best directorial award to George Cukor. Second in the balloting was "Mary Poppins" with five awards "Zorba The Greek" won three statuettes. Best supporting actress honors went to Lila Kedrova, a Russian-born' actress who has worked almost exclusively on the stage in France, for her performance as a harridan in "Zorba." It was her first appearance in an English-language picture, and only the second film in her career. Ustinov Wins Award Peter Ustinov was voted best supporting actor for his' comedy role in • "Topkapi." H was his second Oscar in the category. He won in 1960 for his role in "Spartacus." Best song honors went to "Chim Chim Cher-ee" from Mary Poppins with music and lyrics by the song-writing brother team of Richard and Robert Sherman, who also won the award for best =music score again for "Mary Poppins." Best foreign language film of the year was "Yesterday, today and tomorrow," from Italy with Sophia Loren and Mar e 11 o Mastrianni costarring. Improved The condition of William Ross who suffered a minor heart at tack in a downtown Tipton bus! ness establishment, this morn ing was reported as "resting comfortably" at Tipton Hospital early this afternoon. WEATHER 'Warm with scattered showers and thunderstorms ending today*. Partly cloudy and cooler tonight. Sunny and mild Wednesday.. High today mid 60s. Low. .tonight mid 40s. High- Wednesday mid Ms.,. 4 Rescued From Rowland Cave Selling Defense Secrets To Reds; Arrested by FBI By ROBERT B. CAREY United Press International FIFTYSI X, Ark. (UPI)— >Javy deep sea divers wrote a happy ending Monday to the irdeal of four trapped cave explorers, but one of their own veteran underwater men , died 'ust as a huge crowd cheered the successful completion of heir mission. Damage control chief Lyle E. Thomas. 39, a 22-year Navy- man with 14 years experience n underwater work, collapsed and died as the last of the four men stepped from their dark prison in Rowland Cave into the sunlight. An autopsy was ordered to determine the cause of Thomas' death, .which the Navy said apparently was not connected with the rescue operation. Stone County coroner Dr. J.T. Burton said Thomas' death was the result of a heart attack, but an autopsy was ordered to obtain an official ruling.. Thomas, a native of Clary Center, Kan., won the Navy citation' and medal in 1961 for diving operations off the coast of Long Island when a "Texas Tower"- was damaged by a storm. Steve Wilson, 20-year-old student at Arkansas Tech in Russellville, had just stepped dripping . from the flooded cave when Thomas fell; his head" in the water.. Doctors and rescue units 'rushed to' his' aid:and; administered artificial respiration and massaged,his heart,.;.'.'. Spectators. were promptly chased • from the scene.-.' The four explorers entered the 'ca've. Saturday ands found their exit blocked by rising waters • Sunday morning.. ,The others-.were. Hugh Shell, 42, a bookkeeper from 'Batesville, Ark.; Mile Hill, 19, a student at Arkansas College in -Batesville and another veteran spelunker, and Hogan (Hogie) Bledsoe, 20, also an- Arkansas College, student. • Four scuba divers - from the Navy diving school in Washington were. flown in to this remote hamlet in the Ozark Na tional Forest by the' Washh.jton chapter of the National Spelio- logical (cave exploring) Society to bring the trapped men • out. Musical Groups Receive Honors At Ball State Windfall High School and St. Joseph Academy have received commendation for their roles in the South-Central area competition of the Indiana School Music Association's annual spring competition at :Ball State University 'last Saturday. Windfall's Class C band won a superior rating and the Class CC and Class G mixed choruses and-Class G band won excellent ratings. They are directed by lohn Patrick; St. Joseph Academy won an excellent rating for a Class BB mixed chorus directed by Sister Mary Lillian." Wheat and Feed Grain Meeting A public meeting will be held at the Tipton County 4-H 'Building Friday, April 9, at 1:30 p.m. !o explain the certification procedure.. The meeting will be conducted by LaVerne Slonaker, farmer fielriman and John W. Ehman, district compliance supervisor, who will discuss the reporting of program compliance by certification. > Jn Far East S/Sgt. Delver J. 'Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs.. Delver H. Jones, Windfall, route 2," has left Hawaii for duty in the Far Fast with: the First Marine Brigade. The Brigade was scheduled to participate in the . west coast Navy-Marine exercise "Silver Lance", but its assignment was changed with the increased tempo of fighting in the Far East. The (First Marine Brigade is the only known combat unit in the world in - which air and ground elements live and train together under the same roof and are under the control of single tacical commander. HIGH AND LOW , NEW YORK (UPI)—The lowest . temperature reported this morning to the U.S. Weather Bureau, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, was 18 at Oneonta, N.Y. The highest reported Monday was 100 at Laredo, Tex. Leslie Douglas Ashley Leslie Douglas Ashley "MOST WANTID"—Leslie Douglas • Ashley, who at times- popes As a woman, Is added to the FBI's list of "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" at large. He is an escapee from a mental Institution. In 1961 he and Carolyn Ann Lima were'con­ victed of murdering a real estate man during a sex party. In hla office In Houston, Tex. Carolyn Ann is ahown with her mother after her release from prison April 1. Both, were within a few hours" of execution when a stay saved them. Ashley waa found Insane. By HALE MONTGOMERY United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Justice Department planned today to seek spy indictments against an Army sergeant and a "middleman" accused of selling defense secrets to the Russians for 11 years. A federal grand jury in Richmond, Va., will consider the charges.against Sgt. Robert Lee Johnson, 43, a Pentagon courier, and James Allen .llintken- baugh, 46, a former Army sergeant. If convicted, the two men face a maximum penalty of death. FBI agents arrested Johnson Monday as he made his rounds at the sprawling Defense Department headquarters just outside Washington. At almost the same time they picked up Mint­ kenbaugh at.a relative's home in Castro Valley, Calif. Incrimating Statements The FBI said both men had made incriminating statements to agents, Mintkenbaugh last December and Johnson sometime this year. Both men were' arraigned before U.S. commissioners and held in lieu of SSO.OOO^bond each. A preliminary hearing was set for April 15. Vitaly Ourjoumov, a former attache at the Russian Embassy in Paris and now reported to be back in the Soviet Union, was named as a co-conspirator in a seven-page complaint which covered alleged spying over an 11-year period beginning in 1953. The' FBI charged that Johnson began spying in Berlin in February, 1953, and later recruited Mintkenbaugh to help smuggle defense secrets from several installations in Europe and the United States. The complaint said both men had received up to S300 a month from the Russians. It said they used secret codes and writing to. pass secrets to Soviet contacts-'usin? names such as "Vaula," "Felix" and •Yuri." Attracted Attention Johnson attracted nationwide attention last fall when he disappeared from his Pentagon job for six weeks. He later turned himself in to civilian police in Reno, New, and received a court martial for being absent without leave. He was reduced from staff sergeant to sergeant and fined. A native of Farmingdale. N.J., lohnson married a German woman about the time he was said to have started spying for the Russians. His wife is now in a mental institution in Staunton, Va., and their two children are in foster homes. Mintkenbaugh, a bachelor and native of Saint Bernard. Ohio, a Cincinnati suburb, Was discharged from the Army in 1D5S but kept in close contact with Johnson, the FBI said, to help him relay secrets to the Russians. . . Commissioners Purchase Truck The County Commission meeting three times in five days, announced Monday the purchase cf a new highway truck. The truck, which was purchased- March 12, is expected for delivery April 9. The Commissioners also announced the renewal of leases on the County Farm to John Schulenburg and Earl Sutton. They said the leases.were given on a year-to-year basis. •In addition to .receiving and approving or denying claims in Monday's business, the commissioners also, received a petition to increase the,. salary of the Circuit Court Judge by $4,000. The petition was made in accordance with a law passed by the last session of the General Assembly authorizing a maximum increase in judges' salaries, '.of $4,000» the funds of which arelfo be supplied 'from the Oouirty General Fund.- The CircuitCourt Judge's nresent salary is paTd in part by the_ state. The commissioners did" not indicate -whea they wouia act on Uw petitien,

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