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HAROLD J. BURTO ARCHI7SS ASSIST IHDIAMA STATE L IHJ>IAMAPOI,IS, I ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4. 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT TIPTON, INDIANA VOLUME 69, NUMBER 168 TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, SATURDAY, APRIL 17. 1965 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK INDIANA STARTS 'OPERATION CLEAN Government To Join Steel Talks Monday By EDWARD C. SIELSKI . United Press International - PITTSBURGH (UPI) — The federal government prepared today to intervene formally for the first time in the stalemated steel industry talks with only itwo weeks remaining before |the United Steehvorkers union (USW) is free to strike. When negotiations resume Monday after an Easter week- lend recess. Federal Mediation Director William E. Simkin is | expected at the bargaining table. Simkin's intervention emphasized the importance the Johnson administration attaches to a strikeless settlement of t h e current contract hassle between the USW and the nation's major steel producers. Government economists fear a walifout could deflate the nation's 49-month(old perfod of .steady economic Fictional Spy Fools Woman, Not Uncle Sam 'prosperity. j Strike Predicted I Eefore word of Simkin's plans jwas revealed Friday night in Washington, both industry and union sources predicted a strike when the contract runs out in 14 days unless President Johnson took a direct hand to stop it. The sources agreed there was i virtually no chance the two | sides would reach agreement on I their own in time to block ' strike action. | Should Simkin's efforts fail, ' Johnson could, as a last resort. I invoke the Taft-Hartley Act, ] which would call for an 80-day I cooling off period during which ; steehvorkers would remain at | their jobs. j j The on-again, off-again con- I tract talks between .the USW I and the 11 major companies ran into their latest dead-e n d Thursday. J Rejected Proposal On that day the] union reject-.... , - , _ ... . ,. ^ - , « Washington from Viet Nam. ed a detailed company proposal 1 for an interim agreement to head off a strike jand keep collective bargaining in progress until a new wage contract is worked out. | "Where can we go from here."' an industry source asked. "It is less than three weeks since we received] our first inkling of what the union's de mands were. That is preposter ous. We had to scramble like mad to get some kind of pro posal to the union to keep this thing going. We can't od that all over again, not before April 30." The current three-year labor agreement in the basi c steeil -sdtry expires midnight April 30. and the following day 450,000 USW employes of the 11 companies could go on strike. NEW YORK (UPI) — The tales of high adventure and in ternational intrigue whispered into the ears of a woman by Thomas Catizone made James Bond look like a Boy Scout by comparison. But today Catizone, Brook lyn's answer to the -fictional masterspy, agent 007, faces a two-year prison term for impersonating an operative of the U. S. Central Intelligence Agency. The handsome, G-foot-2 auto mechanic was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Murphy for flimflamming a woman out of her $4,000 life savings. He : was released' in $2,500 bail pending appeal. Catizone's trial ended two days of wild testimony, complete with tales of international espionage and intrigue, U4 spy •planes, and top secret missions to Cuba', Viet Nam, Algeria and Cyprus. The story began and ended in Brooklyn, however. Catizone was arrested after his victim, .Mrs. Laura Darris, 41, went to the FBI and told her story. According to the testimony in federal court, Catizone had introduced himself to the woman as "Tom Romano," agent of the CIA. She was more than convinced, especially when she noticed the bulge of a shoulder holster under his coat. In March, 1962, Mrs. Darris, who had been dating Catizone, forked over $1,000 to him. He said the money was to pay off the family of another agent who died in an airplane explosion while on a secret CIA mission. Two months later Catizone got another $2,000 from the woman. This time it was to pay back alimony to his ex- wife, he said. That time he showed up at her apartment with secret treaties en route to Edward Planalp Rites Monday Edward G. Planalp, 81, Arcadia route 1, died at 10:15 a.m. Friday in Tipton Hospital after a two-week illness. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Arcadia Methodist Church with burial in East Union Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Lealherman- Morris Funeral Home or; from 1-2 p.m. Monday at the church. The deceased was born August 29. 1883 in Decatur County, son of Peter and Christine (Horsman) Planalp. He was married Dec. 24, 1903 in Tipton to the former Grace Stewart, who survives. He was a member of the Arcadia Methodist church and had been a farmer. Surviving chiildren include Mrs. Paul Mciarty of Anderson; Miss Lois JPlanalp of Anderson; Eldon Planalp, LaMessa California; Murl| Planalp, Tipton and Dale Planalp, Atlanta route 2; -two sisters, Cora Planalp of Sunman and Mrs. Henry Swing of Argos, Indiana; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Weather Fair to partly cloudy through tonight, warmer today. Partly cloudy Sunday with scattered showers likely in afternoon or evening. High today in low 60s north to near 70 south. Low tonight 42 to 52, high Sunday Mid 60s north to low 70s sovthi The woman said he would disappear for a few weeks at a time, then return and say he had been piloting a U4 spy- plane (an updated U2), or infiltrating Cuba as a frogman, or intriguing in Algeria. In August of 1962 he tele phoned the woman and said he had been paralyzed from the waist down from an automobile accident and needed another $1,500., Mrs. Darris said she only had $1,050 left in her savings. He persuaded her to turn over $1,000 plus $25 in cigarette money. Finally, Catizone hired an ambulance and was carried to her apartment on a stretcher. The woman never saw him again until he was brought into federal court this week. LINCOLN BEDROOM—President Johnson shows West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt the Lincoln bedroom during the mayor's White House visit for talks ot a general nature. Johnson Seeks Right To Work Law Repealed WASHINGTON (UPI) —Thejre were strong indications today that President Johnson will ask Congress within the next few weeks to abolish "right-to- work" laws in 19 states. Hearings on the measure are expected to .begin May 10 in a House labor subcommittee headed by Rep. Frank Thompson Jr., D-N.J. The AFL-CIO, which gave all-out backing to Johnson in last November's election, has placed top priority on repeal of a Taft-Hartley law provision that permits states to ban the union shop. » Johnson indicated in his State of the Union message that he would side with organized labor and recommend federal action to wipe such state laws off the books. Only the timing of his request has been in doubt. Now the National Right-to- Work Committee, chief supporter of the open shop option in federal law, is rallying its forces to opoose any change in the Taft-Hartley Act. A spokesman for the committee said it learned auth'oria- tively that the Thompson subcommittee would begin hearings May 10 on a bill introduced by the New Jersey Democrat to accomplish the AFL-CIO's aim. Labor Secretary W. Willard (Centinvtrf en page i) Kokomo Man's Injury fatal In County Crash One man was killed and his wife badly injured in a wreck with a Norfolk and Western train on U.S. 31 Friday afternoon. Robert J. Atkinson, 61, 1029 Cooper Street, Kokomo, died in Tipton County Hospital at 11:55 p.m. Friday as the result of in juries received when he drove his late model car into the ca boose of a three car train about 4:30 Friday. Atkinson's 60-year old wife, Cecile, was also admitted to the Hospital and this morning was reported in poor condition. N & W engineer Richard W. Ramey, 501 Oak St., said two northbound autos had just pass ed in front of the engine and that Atkinson was following close behind. Ramey and conductor E. B. Stroup, Frankfort, said they thought Atkinson couldn't see the train in time. The impact of the collision knocked the caboose off the tracks and bowled over one of the light standards at the crossing. The train slowed to a stop some 500-600 yards east of the highway. A witness who viewed the wreckage later on, said the automobile engine had been completely ripped out of the car and was lying 50 to 60 yards from the highway. Other members of the train crew who witnessed the accident were Neal Pore, Muncie; Robert Bice; Donald Schorke, Indianapolis, and brakeman Byron M. Snodgrass, Frankfort. None of the train crew reported any injuries. The scene of Friday's fatal accident also was the location of an $800 damage and personal injury accident early this morning. Charles M. Lewis, 48, R. R.. 3, Noblesville. received a lacerated lip and $300 damage to his automobile as he was struck from behind while slowing down for the railroad crossing. Lewis was struck by Ronald Lee Hairilack, 53, . R. R. 3, Kempton, who was traveling- about 50. to 55 mph at the time of the impact. Lewis told investigating officers he was traveling about 10. mph at the time. Damage to Hamlack's vehicle was estimated, at $500. Hamlack reported no injuries in.the mishap. BODY FOUND INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)—The body of a man found floating in Pleasant Run Creek on the city's south-side was identified today as that of Oscar Spickle- meir, 76. Authorities speculated that Spicklemeir, who was identified by a neighbor, may have toppled into the creek after suffering a heart attack. HIGH AND LOW NEW YORK (UPI)—The lowest temperature reported this morning to the U. S. Weather BZureau, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, was" IS at Lewistown, Mont. The highest reported Friday was 93 at Miami, Fla. Nature Notes By GEORGE CLINE Russiaville was always one of my favorite towns, and when I walked through its streets last Monday morning and saw the changes that had taken place, feelings of shock and sadness resulted. I finally made it to my nephew's garage, only to find that it had dissapeared, leaving only a mass of rubble. I grew up.within nine miles of Russiaville and was often there attending the "fairs that they used to have just east of town, visiting some former neighbors whp had.moved to a farm north of town, or just seeing the sights. It used to be a good baseball to\vn, ajhd the chances were good for seeing a fight, if you went there on Saturday night. This tornado was not the first, and will probably not be the last, to strike this area, but fortunately most of them have been of lesser strength than this one. In 1886 a tornado struck the Tipton area, destroying a great number of buildings and injuring many people. One report said it was thought that 2 or 3 tornados had met here and collided bead-on. A newspaper of the time said that "Horsemen came to town for aid. The cries of the injured were heart rendering and terror was pictured in every countenance." Decisive Battle On August 20, 1794 the "Battle of Fallen Timbers" was fought with the Indians in northwestern Ohio, east of Fort Wayne, and it was one of the decisive battles that secured the white people in •heir Indiana settlements. The Indians had taken refuge in a great area of fallen timber, that had been leveled by a tornado, in approximately the area that the tail-end of our recent storm reached. So tornadoes have always played an unwelcome part in the development of our area. In fact, no place in" the world can outdo the niidwestcrn U. S. in the tornado business—a dubious distinction that we have. How Formed The formation of a tornado comes about when great masses of air of different temperature and moisture content collide, and when the layer of cold air flows above the hot air, creating an unnatural condition. In such cases the cold air, which is heavier, comes down with such force, and the warm air which is lighter, goes up in such a hurry, that a mean up-and-down battle takes olace, and the whirling and twisting air columns are formed. The black color • of the funnel shaped clouds is due to their having sucked up dirt, dust and debris. Due to the whirling and rotating in this funnel shaped cloud, a tremendous suction is set up, like that of a vaccum cleaner, and as the 'whirlwind' travels along, it sucks up just about everything in its path that can be torn loose. The pressure inside,the whirl is very low, and this is what causes windows to bulge out and walls of buildings to 'explode' from within,, as the cloud passes by. i Path And Speed . The path of a tornado is usually about 1,000 feet wide, but 'he width of the one that went through Russiaville, seems to have been much wider there, and to have narrowed in width as it went eastward. This could be judged by. observing the swaths cut 'hrough the woods and buildings between Russiaville and Greentown. Speed of tornados ranges from 5 to 125 miles per hour, and averages 25 to 40. I am grateful that I had no occasion to judge he speed of this last one. The direction followed by this tornado was the usual one for this area—from southwest to northeast. Tornados are usually preceded by thunderstorms, and for the reason that the atmospheric conditions that,create tornados are much the same as those that originate thunderstorms. The strangest thing last Sunday evening was that during the period of time when the tornado was tearing up the earth in this area, the moon was shining brightly in Tipton. For this locally favorable condition, we can be duly thankful. Precautions For my first year of teaching I went to western Iowa, and was amused to find that all country schools and most farm homes had 'cyclone, cellars'. But I soon found that there was no cause for amusement. The people there knew how to defend themselves against a destructive force that does not take well to defense. Governmental weather bureaus now give warning of coming storms, but it is well for each family to plan in advance just what they will do if a tornado should strike. When one does come, there is little time for thought of self preservation, and this has been well illustrated by several cases of last Sunday, when a little advance planning might have saved the lives of several people. Disaster Fund $1,750.20as Aid Pours In R. D. M. The proof of the pudding is in the pie! This being true, it will be qnite a pie when the Disaster Relief Pie is opened! Taking a peek today. . ,we find a total of S578.C0 added to the grand total yesterday of $1,172..0. . . making the new figure 51,750.20! And there is more io ecme. . . as some monies were •eceived after the total for to- lay was taken. Donors giving lfter the a.m. total will be ac- uiow'edged Monday. This good neighbor opera- ion gives proof positive that die people of this area are .ruly following the Golden Rule . . . and at this time i.Uendfully —to be their brother's keeper! The TRIBUNE received several donations anoynmous, one had a note attached, which read, "please accept the enclosed check as a donation to your fund from . . .the family. Thanks be to God that the people of Tipton county were spared the devastation." Others merely said: "do not use our name." Checked With S. A. The TRIBUNE checked, with Major Franklin Botu of the Salvation Army this a.m., after trying to reach > Lewis Aeschliman, Civil Defense head in the Howard County Area. When asked about monetary help in the Russiaville a n d other areas he said: "We won't need the money today . . . but we. sure will be able to use some Monday'when we start paying the bills for the meat, potatoes, milk, and .bread!" Advised of the funds at Tipton ; . '. he was amazed;at th£ progress •. . . .and asked that the people of the area.be thanked for the .gifts . ; . and spokje for the' entire community. •, (Continued.on page.6) Russiaville Area Expected To Get seers Weather Bureau Assesses Cause Of Tornado Toll KANSAS CITY. Mo. (UPI)— An attitude .of. "It.can't happcen here"- may have been partially responsible for the heavy loss of life in the Palm Sunday tornadoes in the Midwest. •Herbert S. Lieb. Washington, a U.S. Weather Bureau investigator, said Friday that many people in the path of the storms heard warnings on radio and television but did not feel the ' urgency of the warnings. Lieb is a member of a special meteorological survey team which toured most of the tornado area. Paul IL Kutsch?n- reuter, Washington, head of the team, told a news conference here Friday.a preliminary report of its findings is expectced in two to-four weeks. Kutshenreuter said the bureau's warning system and cooperation, from radio and television stations were "excellent.'' "In fact, the warning system was much better than we' had any right to. expect under the cicrcumstances." he said. Kutschcenreuter. deputy dire- tor of the National Meteorological Service, said the fact the tornadoes happened on a weekend when many people were not listening to radio or televi- ' (Continued on page 6) EASTER SERVICE RUSSIAVILLE, Ind. (UPI)— The cleanup of tornado damage here will come to a halt for a time Sunday morning for Easter services in the ruins of the almost destroyed Methodist Church! Only one wall and a few pews of the church remain but members of the congregation decided to go ahead with their Easter Sunday servicei ISU REGIONAL CAMPUS TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (UPI) —The board of trustees of Indiana State University Friday accepted 'the invitation to establish a regional campus at Evansville. . , ISU plans to establish freshman classes in the Pocket 'city next September. Judge ^Refuses Dismissal Plea Trial-Courfproceedings in the Stanley R.. Vaiighn case neared the end yesterday'. as Judge Oliver Wheatley overruled-. a defense motion to have the prisoner discharged because of. the verdicts rendered. Wheatley. after overruling the motion, asked defense attorneys Vernon St. John of • Lafayette and Alan Appleton of Frankfort if they had any further .papers to file at the time. They replied no and Wheatley ordered a pre­ sentence investigation by Chief Probation Officer MacAdoo Clouser. Vaughn will then be sentenced on April 29. Vaughn, who was charged with the slaying of 82-year-old Minnie Pruitt of Frankfort last March 14, was found guilty by a six-man, six-woman jury of manslaughter and .first degree burglary. The manslaughter verdict carries a two to twenly- one year term while the burglary charge carries a 10-20 year sentence. Cicero Resident . Stricken Today •Mrs.. Bernadine Ricketts, 56. Noblesville route 1, died this morning in Tipton Hospital. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in theCusick and Wenger Funeral Home, Cicero, with Rev. Neal Anderson officiating and burial will be in Cicero, Cemetery. \Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. • Mrs. Ricketts was born in Tipton, Sept. 16. 1908, daughter of. Levi and Elizabeth (Peters) Ehman and spent all her life in Tipton and Hamilton Counties. She was a member of the Cicero Methodist Church. She was married Sept. 30, 1924 to Floyd Ricketts, who survives as do the following children: Ed Ricketts, Cicero; iFrank Ricketts. Indianapolis; Fred Ricketts, Republic, Pennsylvania; Jerry Ricketts, Noblesville: Mrs. Doris Smyser, Noblesville; Mrs. William Sloderbeck, Noblesville; Mrs. Willis Brown, Cicero: Mrs. Joseph Heaver, Cicero and Mrs. Richard Mead. Cicero: two brothers. John Ehman, Tipton and James Ehman, Marion: a sister, Mrs. Vernon David of Marion: 26 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. - LOOKS LIKE MIDWEST SCENE, out it's Philadelphia, after a 60-inch water main broke, flooding several streets and the "basements of t»n'* a dozen manufacturing planj^ By HORTENSE MYERS United Press International INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)— Volunteer workers, supervised by representatives of state agencies, j today joined the squads of residents and pubHc employes who .have been trying to clear away the mass of debris left by tornadoes which ripped across northern and central Indiana last Sunday night. More volunteers, inccluding 700 Boy Scouts and University of Notre Dame students, will join the work force Sunday as residents of the 15 stricken eoun ties seek at least a partial re- turnj to normalcy. The workeis also were, augmented by Indiana Reformatory inmates assigned to the clean- ip project under the eyes of state troopers. The State Detriment of Correction assigned 10 inmates to Boone County : and "0 others to the hard-hit Russiaville! avea. Acting on orders from Governor jBranigin. state police from "he jLigonier, Dunes Park. Lafayette and Pendleton posts will !-?votc the weekend to a complete survey of the n?eds of •esiclents of the tornado areas. Branigin said he was particularly interested in amounts of such things as food and heavy equipment which would he needed immediately. f Survey Damage State civil defense officials "ontinued their survey aimed at trying to determine the actual otal amount of damage caused ,y jthe tornadoes which killed '30 1 persons and injured more than 1.500. The Red Cross said -5I> j of the injured remained hospitalized. Civil Defense Director Robert 3. Bates, who made, a preliniia- .irj'i report Friday, said In hoped to have the damage survey nearly completed by "Monday or Tuesday." The preliminary report, which Branigin forwarded to the U.S. Office of Emergency Planning, showed damage of at least $71 million to private property ami R13.5 million to public property. Most of the public property is eligible for federal financial assistance but only a small part of the private losses can he underwritten with federal funds. A preliminary report Friday from Red Cross disaster experts sent into the state listed 1.233 homes destroyed. 701 with major damage and 1.2C0 with mi­ nor'damage. The report also listed 191 mobile names destroyed and 63 with major damage. The Red Cross estimated that 4,140 persons suffered losses, including those whose homes were destroyed or who lost their places of. business. The agency said 1S2 small businesses; and 1,218 farm buildings were destroyed or damaged. As of late .Friday, the Red Cross said, 5,100 homeless persons were being fed in emergency centers set up in the tornado areas. The Small Business Administration, which can provide federal loans to some persons who suffered losses, will set up six emergency offices next week to process the loan applications. Schedule Set The offices will be at Elkhart Tuesday through T h u r sd.a y. South Bend Friday. Kokomo Tuesday and Wednesday. Lebanon Thursday, Berne Tuesday and Wednesday and Marion Tuesday through - Thursday. SBA disaster loans include those for repair of damage to •iiiildings or personal property. • They carry 3 per cent interest, payable over a period based on ability but not to exceed 20 years. Robert V. Hinshaw, SBA regional director for Indiana, said home owners and business firms of any size are eligible for consideration. Farmers are not eligible but may receive help from the Farmers Home Administration. Hinshaw said applicants should bring with them damage csti mates prepared by contractors or suppliers. While the cleanup work went on, state police and National Guardsmen_braced for an influx Of weekend ' sightseers : which they feared would hamper the operations! (Continued on pig* 6)

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