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HAROLD J. BURTON ARCHIVES INDIANA STATS LIBRARY ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTON, INDIANA VOLUME 69, NUMBER 160 TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1965 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK BELTS CHECKED Auto seat belts were in the Indiana news today. At . Muncie, the Delaware County Safety Council conducted one of a series of spot checks Tuesday night to see how many cars have safety belts and how many belts were in use. Forty - three cars were stopped. Only 12 had belts. Of the 12, only three were in use. Motorists who had their belts fastened were given free passes to a movie.' Near Columbia City, Boyd A. Knowlson, 26, Fort Wayne, had seat belts in his car. But as he drove along Indiana 9 Tuesday, he noticed he didn't have his belt fastened. Knowlson kept driving and tried to fasten his belt at the same, time. The car edged over the center line and collided with another auto. State Police Trooper Hugh Geiger cited Knowlson on a charge of driving to the left of center. ACQUITTED GREENFIELD, Ind. (UPI)— Thomas Joyce, 35, Indianapolis, was acquitted of second-degree murder charges Wednesday on his testimony that he shot Cletus (Tex) Munson, a heavyweight wrestler, after Munson knocked him down. Munson was killea Jan. 18, 1964, at an Indianapolis service station. An all-male jury deliberated slightly more than six hours before returning a verdict of acquittal. In his testimony, Joyce said Munson knocked him down when he refused to participate in a dice .game. "He started choking me. I couldn't breathe. I pulled a gun from my hip pocket and he , grabbed my gun hand and jerked it up. That's when the gun went off," Joyce told the jury. Joyce said he carried the gun because Munson had threatened his life on a previous occasion. Joyce said Munson threatened to revenge his action in giving Marion County Prosecutor Noble Pearcy evidence that Munson lived off the earnings of prostitutes." Pearcy testified earlier. that Joyce did not act under authority of his office and said his information was "of no value at all." RUSSIANS IGNORE PROTESTS OF U.S. TO CHANGE NAME : MUNCIE, Ind. (UPI)— Miss • Duangphum Ruangkan- ehanasetr is going to shorten her name by becoming Mrs. \ Smith Hansu. [ Miss Ruangkanchanasetr, 22, is a Ball State University coed from Thailand. Her future husband, 24, also is a Ball State student from the same country. 'They applied for a marriage license Monday in the Delaware County clerk's office. Pre-Registration At Sharpsville School April 15 ^re-registration for children entering the first grade in the Sharpsville School will be held Thursday, April 15 from 9:00 until: 3:00. A child must be 6 years of age before November 1, 1965 to be eligible to enroll. Parents are asked to bring first graders to the school. A birth certificate must be presented upon enrolling. WEATHER Mostly cloudy and mild today and: tonight with showers and thunderstorms da-,, : veloptng this, afternoon and : * r > ending tonight. Locally/ heavy rainfall amounts likely. Friday partly cloudy and continued mild. High today Japan Cheers Decision On Peace Talks By United Press International Japan today welcomed President Johnson's announcement that the United States is willing to begin "unconditional discussions" for peace in Viet Nam. But high - level officials in South Viet Nam and the Philippines expressed some reservations. • A spokesman for the Japanese cabinet, Secretary Tomasiaburo Hashimoto, said Japan was ready to "actively participate" in the $1 billion aid program for Southeast Asia proposed by Johnson. Hashimoto said the President's program was "the first concrete U.S. peaceful policy aimed at not expanding the conflict in Viet Nam." He said Japan hopes that the economic aid plan would produce peace and contribute to the "enhancement of the welfare of the Vietnamese people." Gives Warning Tran Van Do, South Viet Nam's foreign minister, said his government also welcomed the diplomatic initiatives proposed by Johnson but -warned that there were two = points which might upset Vietnamese feelings: - —The offer of "unconditional discussions" with the Communists, and its .implication that the Reds would not have to halt their attacks in South Viet Nam before the talks began. —The indirect recognition of the North Viet Nam which would be implied by such talks and any aid program for Southeast Asia involving the Hanoi regime. "One should be careful about the words 'negotiations' and 'discussions,' " Do said, "and in President Johnson's speech discussions or talk were mentioned but not negotiation." Do said South Viet Nam "does not want to leave out the possibility of talks with North Viet Nam.' Go Slow In 'Manila, Philippines Foreign Secretary Mauro Mendez said the United States should not enter into any quick negotiations, particularly if they involve Communist China. "I would go slow to the nego- iating table," Mendez said. "A negotiated settlement with Communists is no good. The result will always be a disappointment. They tried it in Laos and look what happened." Johnson's talk broke too late in London for any British morning newspapers to make any editorial comment. But all reported the speech on the front page with big headlines. The official Soviet news agency Tass reported Johnson's speech without comment. New Military LANDMARK FELLED! Only the stump remains of a tree estimated to have had its origin back in the last century, as workmen Wednesday sawed down this tree in front of the Tipton Elks; Club in preparation for a remodeling program of the Elks Building. (TRIBUNE Photo-Engraving) Convict Faces New Sentence CHICAGO (UPI) — A former Indiana "federal penitentiary inmate today faces another possible sentence of 25 years after pleading guilty before the U.S. District! Court to charges of swindling $65,711. Rolland G. Rothrock, 30, an ex-convict at Terre Haute, Ind., changed his -plea tq guilty Wednesday and Judge Richard •Austin set April 16 for sentencing. Rothrock also faces a possible, $25,000 fine. Rothrock was one of five men indicted for conspiracy to defraud. Three others were trusties in the penitentiary. They are Robert ~ Furr, 32, Fred Haley, ; | 49, and Malcolm O'Banon, 35. The inmates worked in the financial department of the institution. The fifth man was James L. Shafer, Jr., 36, Calumet City, 111. :! The indictment charged that when the convicts received bills from legitimate companies for services, the inmates made check vouchers payable to fictitious firms. The fraudulent vouchers were sent to ! the Chicago disbursement office of the Federal Bureau of -Prisons which in turn issued ;checks payable to the fictitious firms. . The indictment said Rothrock deposited the" checks in banks. Irregularities came to light after the legitimate companies inquired about why they had not received their morjey. Test Passed By Early Bird WASHINGTON (UPI)—Early Bird, a commercial profit-by- the orbit radio-television sael- lite, passed its first space test with an A-OK rating. Officials at Communications Satellite Corp. (Comsat) headquarters said telemetry reports Wednesday showed that it was performing on a better-than- h'oped for scale. One of its first tests was a sneak preview television test. Comsat officials said a test pattern was .transmitted through the satellite, which is designed to carry transatlantic .shows plus telephone calls and traffic data. The test had not been scheduled until a later date, officials said. But Early Bird still faces its toughest workout. The 85-pound moon will be "kicked" into a new orbit by a ground signal. At present. Early Bird is circling the earth every 11 hours and 10 minutes. At the highest point in its orbit, the so-called "switchboard in the sky" is 22,680 statute miles in space. At its perigee, or low point, it narrows its pass around the earth to 900 miles. But at 8:30 a.m. EST Friday scientists will move Early bird into its permanent orbit — a "stationary" one over the equator off the coast of Brazil. Actually, the stationary part of the orbit is an illusion. The satellite will be synchronized with the speed of the earth, ap- (Continued on page 8) President Softens Attitude Toward Viet Peace Talks mid 70s 40s. High Friday 4a to 72. Low tonight upper By STEWART HENSLEY United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Johnson has softened jsig- nificantly his attitude toward opening Viet Nam peace talks but without altering the basic requirements for, a "final j settlement." I At the same time, he has outlined the tempting prospect of billion-dollar American support for a Southeast Asia aid program from which Communist North'Viet Nam could benefit if it decides to cooperate with its neighbors instead of fighting them. And the President has topped off the more positive new U. S. approach by endorsing a suggestion that United Nations Secretary General , Thant begin economic cooperation talks in the area — talks which could provide a screen'for peace feelers by the neutralist Thant. - The new American; posture, added tp^signs that North Viet Nam niay" be softening somewhat its'previous tough stand under . repeated U.S. air attacks, could be the beginning of a gradual movement toward fullblown peace .talks: > Easier To Defend The President's offer in Ms Baltimore speech Wednesday night to begin "unconditional discussions" defined- a "peaceful . .settlement" makes i the American positio" easier to defend before the bar of world opinion; There had been mounting criticism, some here but most of it from abroad, of the rigidity'; of the administration's stand. : : ^ • Johnson had said repeatedly, until Wednesday night, that the United ii States would not even consider peace discussions until it had ; a "signal" from Com munist North Viet Nam and the Viet Cong guerrillas in the South that they were ready, to "end-their aggression." But he abandoned that condi-. tion .Wednesday night. Despite the contention ; of - some of. his top aides that the United States had not made 5 a.major change in its' stand, it -was obvious to Allied, i neutralist and enemy diplomats that Johnson; had significantly altered his approach to the ;matter. ,. •. No Plan Of Easing However.'the President 's will- ingess j ! to talk peace without getting.any, ; specific-prior commitments out of .the ; CorhmU' nists did hot mean that hfe was planning to ease off-the Ameri­ can military effort. He said that the "dirty and brutal war must continue until the broad pattern of Communist aggression in Asia does not actively threaten South Viet Nam. The president defended repeated U. S. bombing attacks on North Viet Nam, declaring that these and other military actions were necessary to convince the Communists of a "simple fact — we will not be defeated. We will not grow tired. We will not withdraw, either openly or under the cloak of a meaningless agreement." Johnson's offer of massive American aid — which other officials supplemented by outlining specific projects — added considerably more substance to "carrot" originally dangled before the Vietnamese by the President in a rather vague reference to this subject in a cabinet statement March 25. Adds Positive Aspect Even if. the program never reaches the fulfillment Johnson envisaged, its enunciation adds a more positive ' aspect • to American policy in an area where it,has been under increasing criticism, .much of it from, friendly neutralists and (Coninued on page I) Former Tribune Reporter Dies In Rochester Harry Lee Onstott, 62, for several years a reporter for the Tipton Daily Tribune, died at 10:37 Wednesday morning in Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester where he had been taken Tuesday after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. Services will'. be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster and Good Funeral Home in Rochester with Father Harold E. Weller officiating and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in that city. Mr. Onstott was born in Rochester, Indiana, Jan. 17, 1903 and spent most of his life in that community. He was married July 19, 1931 in Paintsville, Kentucky to the former Edith Ann Bradley and she survives, along with 10 children. He was a graduate of Rochester High and in 1924 received his bachelor's degree from the Indiana University school of journalism. He took post graduate study at North Manchester College and later taught at Medaryville, Indiana. His varied career included service with the Roches' ter Post Office; reportorial and editorial work with the South Bend News-Times and the Fulton County Sun as well as with thet Tipton Tribune for whom he covered city and county offices and wrote occasional sports resumes under the caption of the "Old .Timer." His youngest daughters attended Tipton schools. Surviving children include six daughters, Mrs. Nicholas Arone of Logansport; Mrs. .Harvey Scott of Tinley Park, Illinois; •Mrs. Forrest Heisman of Chicago; Mrs. Rudy Gonzales and Susan and Helen Onstott of Chicago; four sons,. James at home; David, Anderson; and Stephen and Paul of Chicago; a sister, Ruth Haines of California and five grandchildren. In Viet Nam By MICHAEL T. MALLOY United Press International SAIGON (UPI)—Three junior j officers'today charged the commander of the South Vietnamese navy with'malfeasance today and Saigon was placed on a "coup- alert." ' Six . armed Vietnamese air force fighter-bombers swooped low over the city in an apparent attempt to discpurage . a coup. Vietnamese marine trucks blocked streets leading to Marine Corps headquarters, and barbed wire was strung around it. Riflemen' were placed on guard. ' _ '. Vietnamese airmen were restricted to the 'i^n Son Nhul airbase. The charges were directd against. Rear Adm. Ctymg Tan Cang. - • A reliable Vietnamese source said the Armed Forces Council, South Viet Nam's highest military body, would meet as soon as possible to handle the complaints against Cang. The source did not specify the charges against Cang' nor did he identify the officers who made them. . A Vietnamese military source described the trouble as "internal difficulties within the navy" which were "not serious." While troops here were tied up with the coup alert,- Vietnamese marines supported by U.S. Air Force fighter-bombers inflicted a stunning defeat on more than 1,000. Communist guerrillas 310 miles northwest of -Saigon. An American - military spokesman said Viet Cong Josses were estimated at more than 200 dead and that a U.S. adviser had counted . 137 guerrilla bodies on one part of the battlefield. - . • Brig. ; Gen. Le-Nguyen Khang confirmed'that the trouble here was "in, the navy."'He said he was uncertain of its nature. ; Authorities said today a'.Corn munist terrorist will be tried for bombing the' U.S. Embassy despite a Viet Cong' threat to kill an American civilian in guerrilla hands. A Viet Cong announcement Wednesday said the- American hostage, Gustav -Hertz, 46, of Leesburg, Va.,' would .be slain if the embassy bomber, Nguyen Van Hai,- 32, "is executed. A spokesman for South Viet Nam's national police told UPI (Coninued on page 8). Convoy Trapped On Autobahn by Russian Soldiers Tax Payments Higher Than One Year Ago Tipton County taxpayers are paying their taxes earlier this year, if the sum to date at the county treasurer's office are an indication of the trend to be. County treasurer Paul Jones released figures showing a collection total of $298,978.26 as of -Wednesday, April 7. This shows a gain of approximately $90,000.00 over the figure at this date in 1964. The 19C4 total on April 7 was $206,753J19. Estimated tax total to be collected 'by the deadline May 3 is $1,000,000 according to treasurer^ Jones. People throughout the county, especially < those in Tipton and Cicero township are urged to pay their taxes as soon as possible, - in order, to avoid a. last minute rush- near the deadline. Tear Gas Used To Halt Negro Demonstrators - By United Press International P o 1 i c e at Camden, Ala., .Vednesday used tear ga c and smoke bombs to turn back two )f four marches by Negro dem- nstrators and white clergymen. Apparently, no one was injured. A white youth, James ..Arkansas) Benson, was jailed :'or resisting arrest, and two Vegro youths were taken into 'protective custody" and later released. ' The seven or eight out of state ministers participated in all of the marches and wore :he blue denim "uniform" of <he civil rights movement over .heir clerical collars. Police exploded six tear gas bombs to disperse one group of marchers, and tossed a smoke ;omb to maintain order in an- jther march. The fumes and smoke were brown away quickly by the wind: The demonstrators were protesting voter registration procedures in Wilcox County,. one 3f the Alabama black (soil) belt areas where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has conducted a civil, rights campaign since January. At Birmingham, Ala:, three Ku. JClux .Klansmen . were arrested- on indictments, returned by a federal' grand jury. They were charged with violating the civil rights of-Mrs. Viola Liuzzo, 39, of Detroit, a white civil rights -worker shot to death on an Alabama, highway. The charge carries a maximum conviction of 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. A fourth Klansma'n arrested after the slaying March 25 was not named in the indictments and the charge against him was expected to be dropped. Elsewhere: - ' WASHINGTON: There appeared, to be considerable sentiment- on a House committee to write into the voting rights bill an outright bah on state poll taxes.' . , • I BIRMINGHAM, Ala.: The reward for ;• conviction of the . (Coninued on page 8) By JOSEPH B. FLEMING United Press International BERLIN (UPI) —The Russians trapped a small U.S. Army convoy on the autobahn between West Berlin and West Germany for three hours today. Soviet jet fighter planes also invaded the air corridors to the divided city in the fourth consecutive day of Communist- harassment. The Allies delivered stern protests against violations of Western access rights both on [he ground and in the air. For the iirst time, Communist East Qermany sent one of its army helicopters over West Jerlin. The convoy, held 14 miles outside the divided city by armed Russian soldiers, was releasd promptly at noon (6 a.m. EST) as the Communists re-opening the autobahn. It was closed during the same three- hour period Wednesday. Passed Onto Autobahn The American convoy, three trucks manned by six American soldiers, was passed onto the autobahn without incident by Russian guards at the Babels- berg checkpoint at 8 a.m. (2 a.m. EST). A hour later thte road was . shut down and the convoy and a single jeep were forced to nalt 14 miles outside West Berlin. The United States protested the action but demands for the, release of the convoy were rejected. A Russian jeep was reported drawn up in front of the convoy. Eyewitnesses said five armed Russians prevented it from moving forward and two more guarded it at the rear. Travellers arriving in West Berlin before the 9 a.m. shutdown reported masses of Communist troops and tanks along the autobahn. 20,00D Troops One Russian and one East German division — a total of 20,000 troops—were reported in the area backed by 400 tanks, 500 armored cars and 3,U00 other vehicles. It was the second day in a row that two Communist divisions took over the autobahn, ostensibly because of joint Soviet-East German war games "being held in Red territory between West Berlin and W e s t Germany. West Berlin is isolated 110 miles deep inside Communist East Germany. Numerous Russian jet fighter planes again, were reported" zooming over West Berlin and prowling the Allied air corridors to the divided city. Authorities said Western radar operators feverishly tracked the Russian jets to prevent accidents, but reported that today most of the MIGs stayed three to five miles away from Western flights. Soviet jets terrorized West Berlin from morning to night Wednesday by swooping 1 o w over the city and repeatedly breaking the sound barrier high above it. BONG I SONGl ON DONG PHUONG. THUONG—The Pentagon Issue* thll photo of bombing result* on Dong Phuong Tnuong, IB mile* northeaat.of Than Hoa la North Vlet.Nam. The bombing cUU the!only rill line to Hanoi, the capital. Farm Bureau Talent Contest Here May 4 • The public is again reminded that the annual Talent Contest, sponsored by the Farm Bureau, will be held on May 4 of this year, with township eliminations as in past years and the contest conducted at the Farm Bureau Hall Wednesday, May 4*. Details of the program were carried on the Farm Page of the Tribune, Saturday, April 3. m thmt m WWW put* MlMMm<HI»lllMMl»'«frt»mlKM»M

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