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HAKJLi J. iiAKJLI J. BUHTOH AKCrllViS ASSISTANT INDIANA STATS. INDIANAPOLIS i: "4 ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTON, INDIANA VOLUME £9, NUMBER 166 TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1965 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK By EUGENE: J. CADOU '.INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)— Combat among leading Hoosier Republicans following November's election disaster is expected at the spring meeting of the Indiana Republican Editorial Association .at French Lick, April 23-24. Colorado Sen. Peter H. Dominick will be the banquet speaker: A meeting of the GOP State Committee is scheduled for the second day at which state chairman Robert N. Stewart's regime may be challenged. Stewart's chief enemies are H. Dale Brown, Marion County chairman, and Robert E. Gates, Columbia City, 4th District chairman, but they apparently have not yet found a man who will battle Stewart. There is some effort by pro- Stewart leaders to back Buena Chaney, Terre Haute, 6th District chairman, in case Stewart decides to quit. Roudebush Reluctant Apparently Rep. Richard Roudebush has squelched a movement to choose him for state chairman. He says he is determined to retain his residence in Noblesville and to oppose the veteran Rep. Ralph Harvey, New Castle, in the revised 10th District. _ Roudebush likewise frowned on an effort to divert him to the nomination for secretary of state next year for which former Secretary of State Charles O. Hendricks, Speed, already is campaigning. Hendricks believes that he can oust youthful Secretary of State John Bot- toriff with a strenuous campaign. However, Hendricks still has the ultimate goal of the gubernatorial nomination in 1968. This picking up the pieces of last fall's devastation is hard going for all hands. Undaunted Iiy unfavorable prospects, Stewart is sponsoring a fund-raising dinner on May 21 at which colorful Sen. George Murphy of California, star of movies and television, will talk. The price will be $100 for two tickets. Dominick Is Conservative ' Dominick generally is regarded as belonging to the conservative wing of the national party. Born in Stamford, Conn., he is 49 years old. He served in Colorado's legislature before being" elected to the national House of Representatives. He took his U. S. Senate: seat in 1961. Rep. William G. Bray has turned down efforts to induce him to move from Martinsville to Bloomington in the new 7th and will battle for the nomination in the new 6th District. He has visited all counties of the district and will spend the Easter congressional recess campaigning again. He is reported to believe that he has substantial backing in the piece of Marion County suburbia which has been attached to the new 6th District. A possible rival, Don Tabbert, 1964 11th District nominee, is said to be considering the nomination for Marion County prosecutor. AREA FUND Maundy Thursday Service Tonight at Lutheran Church ,*'..Maundy Thursday will be observed tonight at 7:30 p. m., by. Emanuel Lutheran church with Holy Communion. On Friday the "church will have a Good Friday service at 7:30 p.m. M On Easter Sunday members of-the church will gather at 8:30 av m., for a Easter Festival followed by Easter Communion at'10:30 a. m. itev. Donald Biester is pastor of the church. WEATHER •' Cloudy with rain and scattered thunderstorm* today. Rain ending Zones 3 and 4 'this evening and Zone 5 tonight. Cloudy tonight. Partly cloudy and cool Friday. High today and Friday mid 50s north to mid 60s south. "Lew tonight mid 4*ti Mercy Killer Is Suicide In Philadelphia By JOHN CLANCY United Press International PHILADELPHIA UPI) — It was all there—the sorrow, the pity, the love, the tenderness and the courage—all in one heartbreaking sentence. "Today, I killed my best friend, Mary Happer of 7305 River Rd., Bethesda, Md., who had been suffering so cruelly from cancer." Mary Happer was the sister- in-law of Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, the U.S. ambassador to South Viet Nam. She was shot to death Wednesday in her room at a nursing home in the historic Germantown section here. The confession to her slaying was written carefully on a note found on the body of her "best friend," Miss Dorothy Butts, 35, also of Bethesda. Miss Butts used the same pistol to end her own life in front of the Bethesda police headquarters. Had Incurable Disease It was only a few weeks ago that Miss 'Happer, 61-year-old sister of. Mrs. Lydia Gardner Happer Taylor, came to the High Oaks home for Christian Scientists here, suffering the incurable disease which would have taken her life sometime in the not distant future. Back in Bethesda, Miss Butts knew the pain and suffering which Miss Happer bore so bravely. And she knew the far greater pain and agony which would befall her friend before death would end it. •Miss Butts arose early Wednesday in her Bethesda home. She apparently had decided already to hasten a ; merciful death for her friend, police - -theorized. She ..drove.. the 125 miles to Philadelphia and arrived at the home before 9 a.m. Miss Happer's face brightened at the sight of Miss Butts standing in the doorway of her room. Mrs. Butts .hurried her sick friend into her clothing. It was a lovely day and they were going for a long ride in the country. Took Country Ride For hours, the two friends rode through the countryside in bright sunshine and balmy temperatures. Spring bulbs were beginning to flower and pink and white buds covered fruit trees. . .all was beauty for Miss Happer's last day of life. ' It was 4 p.m. before the two ladies returned to Room 8 on the first floor of the home. They were in good spirits and there was no indication of the tragedy that would happen in only half an hour. Edith Barrett, the nurse on duty, was startled by : "two sharp cracks." She ran to Room 8. Miss Happer was in bed, wearing only a slip. A deep red stain spread slowly over her left side. Her visitor said nothing as- the nurse hurried to the bedside. She "stuffed something" into her handbag, turned and ran out the door, Miss Barret said. Other patients and attendants, unaware of the tragedy, saw the neatly dressed woman, blinking i tears from her eyes, run from the building. She dashed across the terrace to a parking lot, got into her light(Continued on page 6) AGAINST THE GRAIN— The Minnesota River at Savage, Minn.. | grain terminal except for that grain elevator complex. Is sjil over, the big Cargil]. The town' Is beyond. " i Deductible Clause Now!in Effect on Home Insurance Full ioverage storm insurance will no longer be available for private . dwelling houses,'! not insured under the so -called Homeowners Policy, for member and subscribing companies of the Indiana Rating Bureau. The Indiana Department of Insurance has approved this action by the Bureau effective April 13. However, full coverage policies, now in force, will not be /affected until they are renewed. The new schedule, filed by the Indiana Rating 'Bureau, provides that all policies bear a $50' deductible clause_-applying to the' perils of windstorm and hail.- .With this . clause •' the policyholder pays for the first $50 storm damage and the insurance' company. pays the remainder. Policies on homes will now cost less, the Rating, Bureau said. While the deductible clause !has been optional for years, many home owners did not realize the economic advantage of carrying it. The Bureau! pointed out that coverage for| the first $50 of storm insurance has cost more, in some cases, than the balance of the policy. The decision to drop full coverage was made necessary by the many small maintenance- type claims submitted and the relatively high cost of adjusting them. If a policyholder with full coverage submitted a claim for a 59 cent window pane broken j by hail, the company would have to pay it even though it might cost $8 or $10 in adjusting and bookkeeping expense. The Bureau stated that the typical small claim would be the broken window, a damaged storm door, or a' few missing: shingles. As an example of the savings to dwelling owners for the $50 deductible storm insurance, the Bureau i cited the example of a frame dwelling house insured for $6,000. The storm insurance premium would amount to $8.40 a year if the policy included a $50 deductible. But if the policyholder insisted on full coverage, |the .annual premium would have been $20.40 or $12.00 a *yeaEJ for $50 insurance coverage;;? . (Continued on page 6) GOT A MATCH? apparently is ; going:-to be British Prime Minister Harold Wilson's next question. He planed to the U. S. for talks on what to do about Viet Nam. Congressman To Tour New Tenth District Tipton, Ind. - Congressman Richard L. Roudebush (R-Ind), announced today he will spend Congressional Easter recess (April 15-21) touring the new 10th Indiana .Congressional District. , '• Representative Roudebush, serving his third term, wall talk with Republican Party officials" in 'all of the counties comprising the new' District. Tipton County is among the 10 counties from four former Congressional Districts which have been put together by the Indiana General Assembly to form the new 10th District. Roudebush, who has announced he will be a candidate for re -election to Congress from the new 10th District, reported he has had warm encouragement from all sections of the hew District to seek retention of. his seat in Congress. In addition to the Tipton area Congressman Roudebush will visit GOP party, leaders in Henry, Delware, Randolph, Wayne, Union, Rush, Hancock and Lawrence Township, Marion County. . Roudebush' says he expects the new 10th District of Indiana to be one of the best Republican Districts in' the United States. "The new 10th District has a tremendous potential as a Republican stronghold," Roudebush stated, -"and should, go Republican • • by all the w a y from 7,000 to 15,000 votes."•'••" • "The first general election in the new 10th District will be vital," the Hoosier Congressman .continued, "and, it will be important that we . rack up a resounding Republican victory. Should the Democrats manage to get a toehold in the first election, they could be difficult to dislodge despite the obvious Republican possibilities, in the new District.'" ^Roudebush, who proved the top'Indiana GOP vote-getter in last November's record Democratic sweep, said he intends to campaign as much as possible on weekends in the new District before Congressional adjournment and then this Fall, after adjournment, open up full -time campaigning in preparation for next May's Republican primary. Roudebush, -47, is the youngest Republican in the Hoosier GOP delegation, and he reversed the Democrat trend in h i s race last year by winning by a margin of over 13,000 votes. "The key to success in politics is the same as in other endeavor. . . long, hard work. The only way the Republican Party in Indiana will regain its former prominence and strength is to find the best candidates possible, maintain a strong precinct organization and work like the devil." "The Republican Party in Indiana is about as low as'it can get. I think it is time we started the climb back," Roudebush commented! State Reports Tornado Winds Reached 5-600 - LAFAYETTE, Ind. (UPI)— Wind speeds probably reached 500-600 miles ah hour in the tornadoes that swept across Indiana Sunday night, state cli- matologist Lawrence A. Schaal reported today. After studying.the destruction in the central and southern paths of the three violent storms which raced across the state, Schaal said the tornadpes displayed as much disruptive forete as the most severe ever experienced in-the Midwest. He said while the Midwest usually does not suffer as many or as fierce tornadoes as areas in Oklahoma ' and Kansas, the Palm Sunday storm • system would match the South west's worst twisters in velocity. Schaal earlier reported in the Indiana weekly weather report that from 5 to 10 tornadoes hit the state. But today he believed the total was perhaps no more than five.. He said the most impressive factor was the funnel clouds hugged the ground for such a long distance. He said the center belt, _ reaching from Odell, southwest of Lafayette, to the Ohio State line, did not rise any signif'-ant distance from the grounu for a stretch of more than 80 miles from Mulberry east. 230 Planes Hit Viet Nam In New Rai By MICHAEL T. MALLOY United Press International SAIGON (UPI)—A force of 230 aircraft from all four U.S. services today carried out a dawn i to dusk saturation bombing of an almost impenetrable forest, sheltering the Viet Cong Supreme headquarters in South Viet Nam. Other'American and Vietnam- e'st;planes attacked Communist North Viet Nam in their first* night raid and a force of half a dozen| F105 Thunderchief jet fighter-bombers, protected by ah -aati-Siig screen of 15 other jets, roamed over the Communist north today striking at targets (if opporturitv. Today's saturation bombing was the biggest assault of the war against Communist positions in South Viet Nam and was the first time the U.S. Navy i and Marine jets have been in combat in the south. They joined U.S. Army and Air Force;planes and helicopters in the assault. Give Screen Protection The J raid was a- follow up to the unsuccessful fire raid on another Viet Cong forest headquarters near Saigon. This time the planes rained more than 1,000 tons of bombs on an area four miles long and two miles wide 65 miles north west of Saigon and only 15 miles from neutral Cambodia. Air patrols kept the planes away from Viet Nam's touchy neighbor while Army j helicopters raked the area with rockets and machine- gun fire. - In the raids against the north today ( the handful of planes followed': national highways'7 and 8 which cut across the narrow, southern portion' of the Communist country. They bombed a river boat landing at Muong Sen, 120 miles southwest of Hanoi and near the Laotian frontier. All returned safely, •'j Reds Flee -Trap U.S. | Marine combat troops were disclosed to have been in action | Tuesday for the first time since they landed at Da Nang. j They joined/ Vietnamese forces! in a bitter daylong battle against a Communist battalion iin Thua Thien Province 380 miles northeast of Saigon. The Reds escaped encirclement and fled into the bush. The j battle between government troops and an estimated 500 Communists raged in the narrow strip of coastal lowlands known as the Street With(Continued on page 6) $341 Collected in First Few Hours Of Tribune Drive Bonds Lost By Tornado Victims Are Replaceable The United States Treasury Department acted today to provide speedly relief for owners of Savings Bonds which might be lost or destroyed in the recent disastrous tornadoes a»n d floods. ' . William Neal, National Director of the Savings Bonds Division, announced that special handling will ensure rapid replacement of lost Savings Bonds. Paying Agents in ravaged areas have also been instructed to redeem any Series E Bonds even though bonds presented have not been.out­ standing" two months from issue date. The one calendar month's notice required to redeem Series H and K Savings Bonds will be waived. Easier Egg Hunt Saturday - Kiwar.is club will sponsor its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday at 9 a.m. at Tipton park. Children will meet at the main entrance. The eastern section will be reserved for children under 5. Representatives from. Boy Scout troops will assist preparations in the scramble far 30 dozen eggs donated by Pioneer Hy*Lin^ Chicks. Special pvzes will be given two golden eggs' and 30 marked egg's. All prizes are donated by Tipton merchants. Tipton fire truck will lead the hunters to the courthouse lawn where free gifts will be distributed followed by a free movie of cartoons at the Diana Theatre at 9:45 a.m. Chester Morris is charman of the event and will be assisted by Carleton Hull, Walter M. Clary and Carroll Utterback. •.'..: HIGH AND LOW NEW YORK (UPI)—The lowest temperature reported to the U. S. Weather Bureau today, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, was 20 degrees at Greenville. Maine. The highest reported ! yesterday was 98 at . Laredo, I Tex. ' ' Johnsons Visit Morale Builder To Storm Victims By R.D.M. True to our anticipation, Tipton area started a response to the Disaster Victim Fund this morning that bids well to exceed all contributions ever given in the past few years, in emergency drives to help the needy. ! At 9 a.m. today, a total of ; $341.00 had been collected in answer to the call for funds oy the TRIBUNE. Tipton County and its trade area of subscribers have always responded . . . and we were confident that . this would be no.exception when we sponsored the drive. One donation of $3.00 was received . . . the only comment on the gift. "Extra from sewing"! This generosity frcm one who really gave from the heart . . .with perhaps a strain' on the pocketbook, is heartening to see! | Most of the early donations I were from individuals: more is | expected from clubs, school br- i gl'.nizations, and perhaps fjc- i tory workers and business house employees in the next day or so. Send or Bring If you wish to make a donation, send or bring it to the Tipton Tribune office: it will be acknowledged in the newspaper . . . and a daily tabulation of the fund printed, with a final accounting of the entire amount when the drive is over. A special meeting will be held at Kokcmo on Saturday, at which time we hope to deliver the portion of the fund collected up to that time. The drive will continue into next week in order that all persons who desire 1o do so, may have the opportunity to contribute. v Funds collected to date . . . with names cf donors are: Tipton Daily Tribune — 25.C3 "Mr. and Mrs. Troy Hutto -Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bibbins Olive E. Hoover Six Acre Drive-In Mr. and Mrs. Robert Curnutt Lawrence Sanders Jesse 'E. Cook . Mr. and Mrs. Bud Haley . Mary Young — Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Leist •Mayme Reed Mr." and Mrs. Tom Crouch Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Mancy -- - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Murphy •Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Childs - .-Falvey's Store INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)—Indiana officials today continued a county-by-coitrity study of damage caused by the Palm Sunday tornadoes which killed 129 persons in the state's worst disaster. Governor Branigin asked for the- careful check preparatory to asking fhat twister-stricken sections of the state be declared disaster areas'..Following a tour of parts of northern Indiana Wednesday with 'President Johnson, Branigin said he was certain such a declaration would be forthcoming in the near future. During .the. tour, Branigin gave Buford Ellington, former Tennessee: governor who now heads the Office of Emergency Planning, a .preliminary report on the tornado damage in the state. t The report listed 11 counties as virtually certain to be eligible for the special financial aid given to disaster areas and Branigin said he felt sure-there would be others, the 11 were LaPorte, St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaGrange, Boone, Howard, Grant, Starke, Marshall, Hamilton and Wells. Following the tour of Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties with Johnson, Branigin " also visited tornado-damaged areas in La- Paz and Kokomo while returning to Indianapolis. ImpreuM By Spirit Branigin, .who e xpressed shock at the damage done by the four or more twisters which swept through northern and central Indiana Sunday night, said he was impressed with the "feeling of good spirit,--the determination hot to give up hope" | which he encountered among the victims. He said he.believed this feeling was helped by Johnson's visit, j. "It was more than a morale- builder, in my opinion," he said. "Having the President there j intensified the feeling they have the nation with them.'V . : :...*.. Damage figures, like those, on the death toll,, varied greatly, but Branigin said he was sure the figure for the state would exceed; $100 . million^ Some observer^ felt it "would be even higher] • Casualty figures varied considerably, - largely because of confusion caused by difficulties in communications, duplication of names of victims and confusion' as to' whether some victims should be counted as part of the Indiana toll or the Ohio toll. . .. .•'.' • • The American;' ^Red. Cross, which reported .'as. n^any* as' 143 dead early'' Tuesday,, 1 had reduced f its.;.figure,'to -119 by^ Wednesday jnlght 'but; Indiana State Polife .figures remained constant at 129 during Wednesday. State 'Police had reported .127 deaths Tuesday' and two more victims were added to the list Wednesday.' , • Police ' f i g u r e s wavered slightly upward' and downward as duplications were eliminated but their statistics were^based on an actual count of bodies in local communities. District headquarters funneled their reports into state, police headquarters here. Ohio Casualties At one time, the police figure included a mother and child listed as Wells County fatalities. A .careful check . showed, however, that although the two died en route to Indiana hospitals they were Ohio residents in- iured in that state. They later were removed from the police list. .While various state agencies, coordinated by the state police, made their check of tornado 'damage, Indiana University and the Indiana Department of Revenue announced a break for twister victims. President'Elvis Stahr of- I.U. offered financial assistance to students and prospective students whose families suffered heavy losses in the tornadoes. ' He said the aid covered present students and those: who have been accepted or have applied for .admission .to summer school j>r r." tbfr' regular school term beginning next fall. - The aid would.enable students to apply for scholarship funds although they previously were not eligible. It also will include grants in aid and loans. State Revenue Commissioner William Fortune said that tornado victims unable to meet tonight's midnight deadline for filing state income tax returns can expect - "very compassionate" treatment for late filing. . 100.00 25.00 5.0010.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 3.00 10.00 25.00 "Extra for Sewing Total to c"ate .... 10.00 . 10.00 „ 10.00 25.00 „ 50.00 3.C0 5341.03 Program Listed For Methodists Thursday at 7:30 p.m. will be observance of the Last Supper with Communion at the church. i?riday at- 1:00 p.m. we will unite with the other churches of the community at West Street Christian Church to commemorate His Crucifixion. Sunday at 6:00 a.m. will be our Sunrise Serivce at the church with Mr. Wayne Davis of Albion, a lay speaker in the Wesleyan Methodist as speaker^ Sunday school at 9:30.a.m. for all classes and a program by 'he young children. Worship at 10;3tt'a.m. with the pastor, Rev. K. S. Mitchener, bringing the message and there will be a reception of members. Banking Hours Citizens National Bank will close at noon and open walk-up window at 3:30 p.m. according to Joe Schmith. The Farmers Bank will close at noon and walk-up window will open from 4-6:30 as usual. First Federal Savings and Loan Co. and the Tipton Building and Loan will 'be closed all day Good Friday. TRAIN DERAILED INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — Twenty-five cars of a 113-car Pennsylvania Railroad freight train derailed Wednesday at the edge of Indianapolis while en- route from Columbus, but none of the crew members ,was injured. . '

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