The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on April 12, 1965 · Page 2
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Tipton, Indiana
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Monday, April 12, 1965
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It TIPTON DAILY TRIBUNE MONDAY, APRIL 12, IMS TIPTON DAILY TRIBUNE SUBSCRIPTION KATES By Carrier In City, Per Week.. — . .35 cent* By Mail, One Year, Tipton and Adjacent Counties $8.00 Member United Press International News Service Entered as Second Class Matter, Oct. 4, 1895 at the Postoffice In Tipton, Indiana, Under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879 PUBLISHED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY BY TRIBUNE PUBLISHING COMPANY ' 221-223 East Jefferson Street, Tipton, Indiana. Telephone OS 5-2115 Anniversary Of Lee's Surrender Is Observed EDITOR'S NOTE: One Hundred years ago Friday Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia .to Lt.-Gen. U.S. Grant, commander - in - chief of the Union Armies, at Appomattox Courthouse, Va. By HARRY FERGUSON United. Press International AFPOMATTX, Va. (UPI) — Gen. Robert E. Lee knew in miA -morning that 'the end was near. For one fleeting moment as he watched the Army of Northern Virginia disintegrate into a gray mass of hungry men, he had suicidal thoughts. It occurred • to him that death •would be a quick and easy way to cast off the burden that had grown too heavy. "How easily I could be rid of this and be at rest," he said to his staff. "I have only to ride along 'the line and all will be over." Then, abruptly, he abandoned the idea of inviting death by Federal bullets and wrenched his thoughts back out of the next world into the present: "But it is our duty , to live. What will become of the women and children of the South if we are not here to protect them?" He gave orders to arrange for the surrender. the Confederate staff. On their way they met Col. Orville Bab cock of Grant's staff who deliv ered a note from the Union commander.. Lee ordered Marshall to look for a meeting place that would be suitable for the surrender, and the colonel rode ahead until he saw a man who identi fied himself Wilmer McLean, a resident of Appomattox Courthouse. McLean showed Marshall a small brick building, but the colonel said "isn't there another place?" McLean pointed to his brick home, and Marshall led Lee and Babcock to the house, up the steps and into a parlor on the left side of the hall. Lee' sat down in a tall chair beside a marble-topped table and waited for Grant. (ACROSS l.Tiog 5. "The Great Pacificator" 9. Sunk fence: . .Eng. 10. One of 18 ll.Book- . maker, * Instance 12. Old womanish 14. Verb form 15. Encountered 17. Mr. Ziegfeld 18. Vigor 20. Let fall 23. Ahead 24. Cruising- 26. Direction .symbols 28. Lures 30. Eradicate 32.Faim Instrument 35. Father: jcolloo;. 36.Corner 38.Metallic ' rock 39. Goddess of destruction 41. Nam? inlet: geol. 43. Half an em 4*. Butt 47. Stops up, as a 'conduit 49.Silkworm 50. Game of chance' MJMend. ' as socks 52.0bserve <J • , It was Palm Sunday, April 9. •Rain had swollen the creeks and rivers and a light fog was a hint and promise of a warm wind in the air, and swelling buds on bush and bough heralded nature's yearly - resurrection of growing things. " Spring was on the march northward bearing on her breezes the warmth of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. In only a few days men once again could bear witness to the green miracle of the Virginia springtime. But <fen. William Tecumseh Sherman, leading an army of 60,000 Federal troops, also was on the march northward, driving ahead of him a ragged army of 21,000 Confederates led by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. Sherman had broken the spine of the Confederacy, through Atlanta to the' sea, and now he had wheeled north to close the trap on Lee and Johnston. . War is hell, Sherman said, and his campaign proved it as be came north through pillars of fire by night and columns of smoke by day. Behind him he left a trail of charred cities and flaming barns, for he was using a .new concept of total war—destroy not only enemy armies but the sustenance of the land. Lee was aware of Sherman's inarch and Johnston's desperate plight but he had problems of his own. He had been forced to abandon the Confederate capital of Richmond and was retreating westward toward . Lynchburg. Snarling and snapping at Lee's heels was a little federal cavalry general named Phil Sheridan, so hot tempered and eager to get on with the war that he dismissed Maj. Gen. G.K. Warren of the Union V Corps of the battle field for what he considered lack of aggressiveness. Federal troops caught part of Lee's army in the bottom lands of Sayler's Creek, defeated them and accepted the surrender of Gen. Richard E. Ewell -and 8,000 men. Then Lee learned that Sheridan's cavalry bad cut his escape route to Lynchburg. The Army of Northern' Virginia was surrounded and a column carrying food and ammunition for it never arrived at its destination of Amelia courthouse. It was the «nd for Lee. Many Confederate officers exacted to be court martialled and shot after surrender.' They tore the insignia of rank from their shoulders and sleeves and tried to belt away into anonymity. Lee, too, seemed to believe there was a possibility of drum head trial and execution, «o he prepared for it by putting on his best uniform and buckling a ceremonial sword to meet it with dignity. For three days Lee have been exchanging aotes with Lt Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, who kept pointing out to the Confederate leader that his cause was hopeless and he should avoid further bloodshed. Lee. now was convinced. He bad been resting under an apple tree, working out the final details of surrender, and sow the time bad come. .! SGT. G.W. Tucker tied a dirty handkerchief to a stick and rode ahead with the flag Of truce. Behind him rode Lee end CcL - Curie* Marshall it, The Union commander had awakened with one of the bad headaches -vith which he suffered frequentl). He dressed carelessly, putting on a private's uniform and stuffing the trousers into high boots. His clothing was spattered with dried mud and only the three stars on his shoulder identified him as a man of rank.. He walked into the parlor of the McLean house at 1:30 p.m. and Lee rose to greet him. "I met you once before^ Gen. Lee," Grant said, "while we were serving in Mexico, when you came over from Gen. Scott's headquarters to visit Garland's brigade. I have always remembered your appearance and I think I should have recognized you anywhere." "Yes, I know I met you on that occasion," Lee teplied, "and I have often tried to recollect how you looked, but I have never been able to recall a single fature." The conversation faltered. The roles of victor and vanquished seemed to have been reversed, .for Grant was nervous and reluctant to get down to the business of the day. Lee was calm and after some more aimless talk, he finally mentioned the purpose of the meeting: .. "I suppose, Gen. Grant, that the object of our meeting is fully-understood." Grant agreed and Lee suggested the Union commander write out the surrender terms. Still nervous, Grant did so and omitted an important word in the document which he was writing in pencil in'an order book. Lee called his attention to it and Grant made a correction. The terms were liberal. Only 28,356 men remained in the Army of Northern ^Virginia and they were paroled on pledge never to bear arms against the United States again. Grant ordered rations issued to the hungry Confederates, land agreed to let them keep their horses and mules for use in planting their farms. There, were to be no Union reprisals against any Confederate soldier so long as he observed the laws of the place where he resided. < Lee left the McLean house first on his horse Traveller and word of the surrender raced ahead of him to the ragged men in gray. He passed a South Carolina infantry unit and Private Frank Mixson wrote what happened: "We commenced yelling for Lee. The old man pulled off his hat, and with tears streaming down h i s, cheeks without a word he.rode past us. All were bowing heads with tears." Today Appomattox Courthouse is no longer a city but a shrine. Its buildings have been restored exactly as they were on Palm Sunday in 1865, and in-the tourist season state Highway No. 24 is heavy with traffic. The 'license plates read like a roll call of the 50 states. People walk silently up the half dozen wooden steps of the McLean house and turn left to the parlor .where a vanquished man surrendered with dignity and a victorious man accepted the surrender with humility and generosity. Along the side of Highway 24 are long, narrow depressions in the soil where 100 years ago men in blue and, gray dug trenches. Each year, at the miracle of the Virginia springtime occurs once more, they grow more shallow and in the fullness of time nature will remove the last' scar. - DAILY CROSSWORD . DOWN 1. River through, London . 2. Tree 3. Cough to attract attention 4. Ventured 5. Tea 6. Mr. Chaney 7. Arabic letter . 8. Cowardly: colioq. 11. Bark used for cloth 13. Long- • periods of time 16. One guilty of treason 19. Equal 21. Grampus 22. Boy's school 25. Soon 27. Home ° 1 J3 Ibsen 29. Also 30. Java ,., tree ?i. Sepa- rated ' 33. Beaver ' state 34. Skin tumors 37. Hits, with the foot 40. Gentle breeze HM3I3 •ircrann isaisa BEE SffiQESEE HEKBEH snen an sag aa® :m sass EUSEB i DOBS SSIIGSH uama mmam Sstudny'a Aai««r 42. Opposite Of a weather 45. Russian •village 46. God of fields and flocks 48. Single unit 1 Z. s <9 7 ft 1 9 * IO % u % 12. 14- IS y lb % 17 16 19. VA 21 zz % 21 •Lt 2.5 % 2b 27 % w. 10 31 % 32 IS % lb W 59 40 % % 41 48 % 45 44 4S 4b i 47 4ft '4 49 so i SI 52. •4 -12 ELECTED TO BOARD LAUREL, lid. (UPI) — J. Samuel Perlman, former editor and publisher of the Morning Telegraph, has been elected to the board of directors of Laurel race course. DAILY CBYPTOQUOTE — Here's how to work it: AXYDIB1AXB , Is JiON OF ELLOW One letter simply stands for (mother. Tn this sample A to used for the three L'a, X for the two O's, etc. Single letters, ape*, trophies, the length and formation of the words are all hint*. Each day the code letters are different. | A Cryptogram Quotation SOGRSOJIJ DIVUIGA KYI QWI •I WRPKMI UPXSVA1 XKZA. QB YIK» AEOY S A A IV V I Saturday's Cryptoquote: THE CLASSES THAT WASH HOST ARE THOSE THAT WilRK LEAST.—CHESTERTON. CO 1965, Kins Featires Syndicate, IscJ Job Corps Trainees Experiences Varied EDITOR'S NOTE: UPI RE PORTER Lawrence Lee posed as a job . corpsman recently, living and working at the Gary job corps training center near President Johnson's home in central Texas. This is the first of two articles on what he saw and did. By LAWRENCE LEE United Press International SAN MARCOS, Tex. (UPI) —The job corps trainees who come to this central Texas town to learn a paying trade are greeted by a pretty girl a few minutes after they arrive. She asks for their names and Social Secuhbig)8umbers and tells; them, "welcome to the Gary Job Corps Training Center." Her. speech is rehearsed, but the sentiment is.genuine. The people leading th fight at the Texas front in the war on poverty will' spend up to two years convincing the boy that; they are wanted and ' ca make themselves useful. The odds against these youths are huge. . Poor Families No boy's family makes more than $50 a week, and many have squadrons of brothers and sisters. The corps men are 16 to 21 years old, but more than two-thirds' left school after the ninth, grade. Few ever ate or dressed well. A big meal, fresh clothes,and a clean place to live are the first thing the job corps gives the boys.' Two months ago, the Gary center was Camp Gary, a di lapidated Army • base mothballed in the 1950's. President Johnson, who went to college in San.Marcos, surprised the town last jf all by announcing that the base would be one of the first job Corps camps. In; six week.s Gary was scrubbed* and painted and staffed. The! young trainees live in buildings formerly BOQ's— bachelor officers' quarters. The two-man rooms are spartan: Army cots, lockers, a desk and two :| chairs. But they are clean and-for many boys the closest; thing they have had to a room of their own. Posad As Trainee. A science teacher at the Gary center, 22-year-old Robert Smith, took custody of a dozen recently arrive dtrainees. I was among them, posing .as a "trainee." Smith's group, like all others, loudly voiced their indifference and disgust for Gary, yearning out loud for Connecticut, Delaware, Arkansas, Ohio and their other home states. Privately, they told me they were pleased with what was happening. "You'll like it. Give us a chance," Smith said. Later, he turned them over to Maurice Owens, the young minister and college student who will supervise their dorm at night. Owens led our group to one of the rooms for a bedmaking lesson. • "This is the only thing we do military," Owens said. "This is how you make a hospital cor ner with your sheet." Then Owens explained the other rules. Lights-out at 10 p.m. in bed by 11 p.m. Up at 6 a.m. for breakfast and housekeeping duties. Good Food No one complained about breakfast. Like all.the meals, it was well-prepared and the servings were generous. We were given all the food we wanted. There is no limit on the milk, the turkey and dressing, the pork chops, the piles of apples and grapes. - jon the morning of the second day, Smith took the group out for a clothing issue: An assortment of Army khaki shirts, Navy jackets and trousers and white dress shirts for weekend wear into San Marcos. The insignia is a shield with a blue arrow pointing up a' bold black ladder. The boys can wear what they bring with them, but most quickly pulled on their combat boots, floppy blue pants and the field jacket with the corps pach. The boys are given '$15 in cash, part of the $30 a 'month they earn for ' their chores. Later, they can try' for weekend jobs in town. They also earn $50 for each month they stay at Gary—money they will get when they have learned their trade and leave. Half a day was devoted to testing the group. LOW FLYER SIDNEY ,Neb. (UPI) —Lloyd Carr, 53, was arrested Friday when He wheeled, through a wheat field, orno'a road and past a stop sign. • Police said Carr was driving a Piper Commanche airplane. AMBULANCE SERVICE..... anytime Day or Night Our Two Ambulance* Are Fully Equipped With Oxygen FUNERAL HOME 216 W. Jefferson 5-478« On The Lighter Side By DICK WEST United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI) — Many people who are trying to get ahead in he world take self- improvement courses of one type or anther. That is the hard way. I can tell you how to enhance yourself in the eyes of your friends, neighbors, relatives and associates with no effort -at all. It is called the "instant expert" method. The system was accidentally discovered by a friend of mine last summer when he was taking some house guests on a tour of the National Art Gallery. One of them paused to admire a Rembrandt portrait. "I wonder. how long it took him to paint that," she mused.. I It took 3-V4 years," my friend replied. He told me later he didn't know what caused him to say that. The figure just popped into his head. Makes Impression "Thereafter," he said, "ev- erytime anyone expressed curiosity over some obscure point, I would manufacture an answer. It made a great impression on my guests." "But isn't that kind of dishonest?" I asked. "In" a way, yes," he said. "On^the other hand, my guests enjoyed their visit to the. gallery much more than they would have otherwise. "Since then, I have practiced instant experimanship on - a number of occasions, always with splendid results. Within my circle of acquaintances, my prestige and social standing have measurably improved. -"People who once regarded me as something of a washout have begun to look upon me with new respect. It has changed my entire life. "Of course, you have to be discreet about it. Never give answers that are likely to be remembered of checked. An instant expert must choose his spots carefully to avoid exposure. Don't Overdo "You also have to be careful not to overdo it, or people will mark you down as • a [big" I "Okay," I said, "I'll try it" And this week, while my family was watching the Academy Awards ceremony on television, I did. The opportunity arose when the cameras showed a close-up of Ethel Waters,, a singing star of an earlier generation. WLuU ew Help for the slack owner-in search of a trim, sleek line comes by way ot a plastic -stirrup kit. The clear plastic -tir- rups are attached to a pair o£ pants with Dot snappers. The kit, contains stirrups, snappers and easy to follow instructions for anchoring the snappers. A new product makes lawn- mowing easy near chain link fences, the manufacturer reports. Called Fence Trim-Aids, the device holds the fence hack from the post. HOUSEHOLD HINTS— If the condition rof your piggy bank forces you to choose between a cut or a set, hairdressers vote for picking an expert cut. Then you'll find the setting job much easifr. Don't discard empty coffee or shortening cans. Paint them a bright color and use them in children's rooms for tr i n k e t holders. For a new flavor, mix eight eggs with Vi cup milk, % cup shredded sharp cheese, 1 tablespoon chopped parsley and salt and pepper. Then scramble as usual. Try using a vegetable tureen, a candlestick, a champagne bottle, a gravy boat or a tea kettle for a flower container. Serve frozen fruits just as soon as they thaw. They will look and taste much better than if held after thawing. A simple way to improve the looks "and flavor of broiled fish filet: add chopped parsley or pimento combined with melted butter.. ' A trick for drying blankets: put the wet blanket in an automatic dryer with six or seven large clean bath towels. The bath towels buffer the tumbling action. Take the blanket out while it still contains some moisture. That way, the blanket can be j stretched smooth and will dry without wrinkles. "I wonder how old she is now," my wife said. "She's 76," I said, picking a random number. Later on, we caught a glimpse of Francis X. Bushman, who starred in silent movies. My daughter wondered what the "X"' stood for. "Xavier," I said, making a wild guesss. I kept this up for (he rest of the program, which endeared me to my family more than ever. I can hardly wait to take them to the art gallery. ' WASHINGTON MARCH OF EVENTS • SHOUID ALASKA AIRMEN I SENATOR THINKS NOT BE j FORCED TO SHAVE? j BUT CO. SAYS "YSSl" By HEXRY CATHCART Central Press Washington Writer TFTASHINGTOX—Sen. E. L. Bartlett, of Alaska, Is intrigued ' W by an order of the commander of an Alaska-based Air Force Station prohibiting his men from wearing beards. When Bartlett inquired about the order he got an earful. "Medical officials stationed at the site agree that beards in extreme sub-zero temperatures constitute a health hazard to the individual," a station officer wrote. "In temperatures ranging from 50 to 60 dejr rees below zero, beards interfere with the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of frostbite." Bartlett, an old Alaska hand, wrote hack: "Hardy men who roamed and explored the sub-Arctic and Arctic generations before those docs were born went north without the benefit of razor. I am hound to question & policy which forbids a man the right to wear the hair on his face in the manner and style which desire and custom have lad." We have a feeling that, despite Bartlett'a efforts, the Air Force imitation of the bearded sourdough is extinct. j Sen. Bartlett j Sourdough . . \"hok" outf WHAT'S IN" A NAME—Sen. ^ugene McCarthy is downcast. He's become convinced thkt he'll never outlive the penchant of people to mis-identify him uith the lale Sen. Joseph McCarthy of televised communist- hunting fame. . The current McCarthy in the Senate'has only his last name in: common with that other fellow. His appearance, his state, hia political party, his first name, all are different For awhile, McCarthy had begun to believe he had acquired an identity all his own. But that was shattered, by of all things a government employe. The, fellow in question, a driver for the State Department, was sent to chauffeur Eugene to an official function. As the senator entered the car, the driver remarked: "You sure look different than you do on television. But I'd hate to'be. investigated by you." i • * * * • • WHO OWNS THE MOON?—Two university students filed a land claim with the interior Department recently. They furnished a notarized claim to the "Sea of Tranquility" on the Moon and documented it with a photograph taken by one of the. NASA moonshots. " Realizing that they could normally be considered only as part owners—along with all other U. S. citizens whose tax money paid for the venture—they based their claim on being the first. The. answer was "No.". Interior took the position that even if all other aspects of their claim were in order, they'd hare to establish residence for six months before it could become valid. .-\ * * * • • BOW-WOW BULLETIN—The Post Office Department has reported to Congress' that it is making progress against the mailman's natural enemy—the dog. Some months ago, mailmen on residential delivery routes were equipped with a dog repellent and it is working. Last year, the department reported, its mailmen suffered 7,000 dog bites. Beyond the human suffering involved, it cost the Post Office about a million dollars, including sick leave and doctor*' bills. . In the first four months of use of the repellant, mailmen bitten by "dogs have declined 40 per cent. Thus, even alter considering the cost of the repellant, the department expects to save 5350,000 this year. \ Not only will the program reduce suffering and trauma among mailmen, it will contribute to better postal services and improved personnel and public relations. Postmen Versus Pooches BLONDIE By Chick Young RIP KIRBY By John Prentice & Fred Dickenson CO YOU KNOW ANY- \ HO, BUT'AT LEAST THINS ABOUT FIREAIC\\5y UNTIL YOU GOT HERS, 1 IVANTEP SOME PROTECTION BRICK BRADFORD By Paul Norris 1 if M THIMBLE THEATRE ITO RESTORE HIS CONFIDENCE' X HAS TO LET HIM WHUP r — * ME-' ITJONTTHINK HE'LL EVER <3ET HISCCHJRJ46E . By Alex Raymond 7^

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