HAROLD J. BUETi ARCHIVES ASSI3 INDIANA STATS h\ INDIANAPOLIS, I ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895 AT POST OFFICE AT Tl PTON,. INDIANA VOLUME 69, NUMBER 169 TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, MONDAY, APRIL 19, 1965 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK FIRE DESTROYS PLANT ELKHART, Ind. (UPD —The Mount Vernon Mobile Homes Division of Concorcj Mobile Homes plant here late; Saturday night was destroyed \>y a fire, which authorities theorized may have caused by an 'electrical short circuit. i The 100,000-square foot plant contained a • new stake truck and 20 completed or nearly completed mobile homes when the flames started, said owners George of office Ray Tur- E. B. Jeffries and Green of Elkhart. | The men said they could save only a small amount equipment. Watchman ner told authorities rfe discovered the fire when he entered the boiler room on his regular rounds. ' | Turner told police the flames were well under way) when he found the blaze and that it had spread throughout the building about 15 minutes later. Elkhart, Concord and Baugo Township fire units wpre called to the scene and brought the fire under control. The blaze did not threaten any other "structures in the area. MISS PURDUE LAFAYETTE, Ind.j (UPI) — Shari Kiel, R.R. 8, [Columbus, Saturday night was crowned "Miss Purdue University of 1S55." | A junior majoring in political science, Miss Kiel will repre-l] sent Purdue in the j Jliss Indiana Pageant at Michigan City in July. She was chosen from a field of 10 finalists in the school's annual pageant. Connie Kaade of ,South Bend • was chosen first runner-up, with Leslie May of Indianapolis the second runner-up. j $1695.08 TORNADO FUND ADMITS SHOOTING INDIANAPOLIS (UPD—A 14- year-old boy questioned in connection with a series of burglaries today verbally admitted shooting a policeman six weeks ago. . \ Lt. Spurgeon Davenport of the homicide division said James Shopshire has verbally admitted firing the shot which critically wounded Patrolman Norman Shilling. 36, March: 7. Police said Shopshire was arrested along with another 14- year-old boy in connection with burglaries and that a number of stolen items were recovered in Shopshire's home after his arrest early today. Officers questioned Shopshire about the Shilling case because a number of weapons had been stolen from several homes in the area. Davenport said Shopshire said he would take police to the place he threw the gun that wounded Shilling, who is recovering at home. ^Shilling lay near death for a number of days 'with a bullet lodged near his brain. He., recalls nothing about the shooting, but was scheduled to view Shopshire later today. Authorities said when they questioned the two youths about Shilling's shooting, each at first accused the other of the crime but denied being implicated. Teachers Attend Second Mental Health Meeting Tipton County teachers will attend the second mental health meeting at Tipton High School at 3 p. m. Tuesday, sponsored by the County Chapter of tne Indiana Mental Health Association. School will be dismissed at 2:30. Dr. Roger Coulson, Director of Special Education at Butler University, •who discussed basic principles of child behavior at the first meeting April 6, will again be the speaker. j V Mrs. Harold Planck is chairman of the Education Committee of the local chapter. Children Are Abandoned By Dad af Church NEW YORK (UPI) — Like millions of other children, the two tiny tots wore their finest Easten clothing - Sunday. They went to church and munched on jelly beans and chocolate bunnies. There the similarity ended. Debbie, 3, and her little brother, Chris, 2, were cast adrift by their daddy on Easter Sunday. | They were dressed in their finery only to be abandoned at a Brooklyn church. The Easter candy was bought by policemen. "I'm so sorry sweethearts. 1 love you so," said an emotion- filled note left with the children. "I'm sorry daddy has to do this to you." Sunday night, while • Debbie and Chris slept at a Manhattan children's shelter, Charles Miller, 23, walked into a police precinct and turned himself in. He was booked on a charge of abandonment and held for a criminal court appearance today. Miller told detectives he had been unable to provide for the children since his wife left him two weeks ago. "I didn't really mean it," he said. 0 He called his wife and asked her to be in court today while he is arraigned on the abandonment charge. She agreed, he said. At 10:15 a.m. Sunday, the father, dark-haired and jw e 11 dressed, rang the doorbell at the rectory of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Cfatholic Church-in Brooklyn. "I want to see -a priest," he told a housekeeper. "It's an emergency." . ' The woman, Kathleen Lyndon, told him to; wait' in a reception room "while she went to get the R6v. .Michael Connolly. A few moments later, when the priest entered the room, the children wfere alone. The note was left oii a wooden benchj between them. | "I'm sorry sweethearts, I love you both," it. said. "I'll miss you so. I love you, Debbie and Chris. I'm sorry daddy has to do this to you. Maybe someday we can be together again. Please God take care of my kids. I love them both. Their daddy is very sic," Father Connolly called police. The officers .sen! out ,for an Easter bunny for .Debbie and a basket of jelly' beans, Easter eggs and a chocolate bunny for Chris. "How could anyone leave children like this" asked a detective. EASTER EGG HUNT. WINNERS Saturday morning .at Tipton Park included Mike Hoover, left, holding two eggs, and Steve Smith who' is holding aloft, an egg bearing the number "9" marking him as one of the prize winners. There were 350 children participating in the hunt with Jamie Henderson, son of James Henderson, of Medaryville, finder of the first "Golden Egg", a top prize winner. (TRIBUNE Photo-Engraving) Russia Warns U.S. Oh Fire Bombs, Gas KILLED BY TRACTOR MORGANTOWN, Ind. (UPI)— Earl D. Pierce, 49, R.R. 1, Bedford, was killed near here late Saturday when the tractor he was using to tow a stalled car flipped over backward and landed on top of him. State police said the man's death would not be counted a traffic fatality since the accident occurred on private property. | By JAY AXELBANK United Press International MOSCOW (UPD—Soviet Premier Alexi Kosygin warned today that the use of fire bombs and gas by the United States in Viet Nam could "invite retaliation in kind." Kosygin made the warning in a speech in which he.-accused President Johnson of trying to settle ;the Viet Nam war with "vague promises and contradictory pronouncements." Speaking at a Soviet-Mongolian friendship rally in the Kremlin, Kosygin charged that Johnson—without actually naming the President—took an unrealistic position in his speech on' Viet Nam at Johns Hopkins University last Wednesday. '. "The storm clouds of war are gathering in Southeast Asia," Kosygin said. "The recent developments show that the United States has taken a course for the further extension of hostilities. "Such a state of affairs is fraught with surprise circumstances." Warns Of Retaliation Kosygin said "it should be borne ; in mind today that the United States is not the only country to possess modern types of weapons. "The use by aggressors of these or other means of warfare may invite retaliation in kind."| The j Soviet premier then made;an obvious reference to the speech in which Johnson made his offer of unconditional discussions wit 1, the Communists toward a Viet Nam peace settlement. "The position is far from realistic; because they (the U.S. continue raids on North Viet Nam," -Kosygin said. "Words of peaceful settlement are accompanied by words of war. What is the value of these statements "This is not a way to a settlement of the problem. These problems cannot be solved through vague promises and conrad i c t o r y pronouncements. The United States should embark upon a path that really promises a solution.-" - • Three-Point Plan Kosygin then outlined his own three-point plan for bringing peace: —Return to the 1954 Geneva conference agreement which settled the Indochina war. —End of U.S. raids on Communist North Viet Nam. —Evacuation of U.S. troops from South Viet Nam. The premier did not seem to be making these points a precondition for peace talks, although both Communist China and North Viet Nam have. Kosygin did not mention the subject of "volunteers" which was brought up in a joint Soviet-North Vietnamese commu nique made public Sunday. Diplomatic observers have said the Kremlin appears to be keeping the door ajar to negotiations on Viet Nam despite its renewed pledges of helping the Hanoi regime. Today's Chuckle PLYMOUTH, England (UPI) —The curtain was about to go up on a Boy Scout show at the Palace Theater here when an inquisitive youngster spotted ap interesting - looking lever backstage and hauled on it. /' Down came 250 gallons of water from a fire-fighting device, dousing the lights and putting all the microphones out of order. HIGH AND LOW /NEW YORK <UPI)—Lowest temperature reported today in the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, was 24 at Newport, Vt. Highest Sunday was M at Cotulla, Texasi HOObWATERS SPIU OVER DAM-^Jnehlng toward an all-time high crest. tlpodwaters ot the Mississippi Kiver aplll over the dam and around the floodgates at dam and lock No. 2 south of Hannibal,'Mo. Electric motors sWhicb operate the locks were removed to pre- *«nt damaga to them. Sheridan Boy Latest Victim Of Tornado By HORTENSE MYERS . United Press International INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — Indiana Civil Defense Director Robert Bates said today damage caused by the Palm Sunday tornadoes is now estimated at $176 million, i He made the revised estimate as the death toll from Indiana's worst weather disaster rose to 131. The latest victim was an 8-year-old boy, Brian Graham of Sheridan, who died in Methodist Hospital here this morning. j The boy's mother, -Mrs. Herschel Graham, was killed outright in one of several twisters that hit Indiana April 11. Officials warned that ;he monetary loss in 16 counties still is not the final total. Office of Emergency Planning offices at Kokomo and South Bend will be handling the j damage tabulations from today on. State police reported that the number of injured and hospitalized stood at 356 and none reported missing. | National Guard and Civil Defense units were withdrawn from duty in most areas where they worked as traffic and se- cuity officers during the weekend. ) Indiana Revenue Commissioner William Fortune announced a 30-day moratorium in • tax payments for tornado victims. Fortune said individuals and corporations hit by the disaster have been granted an automatic 30-day extension in the filing of their income tax reports. 'He said if more time is needed, the individuals should write to the department and| explain their problems. In addition, retail merchants whose sales tax payments were due April 30 will have until May 30 to file these reports if they suffered losses from the tornadoes. j The first of four state-federal meetings in the tornado-demolished areas to help local officials plan for reimbursement under the National Disaster Act was held this morning at Marion for Grant, Wells, Blackford and Adams Counties. This afternoon, the same team of officers from the state civil defense, police, schools, health and highway departments were to preside at a meeting in Lebanon for Montgomery, Clinton, Tipton, Tippecanoe, Howard and Boone counties. Similar meetings are to be held Tuesday in Elkhart and South Bend. Also today, Governor Branigin, who has forwarded a request to President Johnson for a national appeal to aid the tornado victim's,' dramatized the need by giving $5,000 from his contingency fund to the Red Cross. . Branigin earlier bad designated the American Red Cross as the official disaster agency for (Continued on page 6) U.S. Suffers Heavy Loss in Jungle Battle By MICHAEL T. MALLOY United Press International SAIGON (UPI)—Nine Americans were killed today when Viet Cong troops shot up three U.S. Army helicopters in a jungle battle 280 miles .northeast of Saigon. The combat toll was the heaviest suffered by Americans' this - year and one of the biggest of the war. Two or the HU1B helicopters crashed, killing all eight American crewmen aboard. The copilot of the third craft was killed when it was hit but .the damage 'cooler made it back to base with the pilot at the controls. The . three helicopters were supporting an airlift of ViPtna- mese troops into battle when Communist troops opened up from jungle cover with a devastating fusillade of small arms fire.- • • Sunday ' night, . increasingly bold guerrillas for the first time penetrated U.S. Marine positions ringing the big American airbase at Da Nang, slightly wounding two Marines with a barrage of hand grenades. The Viet Cong grenades exploded in Marine artillery emplacements, well within the defense perimeter established last month to .protect the Da Nang base from Communist attack. Escape Into Darkness Marine sentries opened . fire on the' intruders, but they escaped into the : darkness without suffering any casualties. • In the air ;war against North- Viet rfam today, 45 U.S. Navy and Air Forte jets" fleW" four separate missions from dawri to .dusk. American pilots rained five tons, .of.pockets and: bombs and more" than; one ' million/ propaganda'leaflets .on Coriimu- nist territory. •'"'.•• •. .'* The.planes/attacked. .two", military convoys' pt more-thap -lOO trucks and;' showered- leaflets over seven cities .with an ag^ gregate • population • of about 230,000 persons:- The targets' of the psychological warfare mission were'the-cities "of- Vinh,'Ha Tinh, Phu. Qui, Phu Dihh Chan . Ha Trung," Thanh-HOE and'Bai Trung. ,..'.':' All. the Navy and' Air Force planes returned safely to their aircraft carrier and land bases. Pilots reported, encountering heavy, to moderate anti-aircraft fire. The .first' raid, beginning at 3:25 a:m., .was. a Navy strike by four. Skyhawk* jets_ designed as a follow-up to a fruitless hunter-killer mission conducted by four Navy Skyraiders late Sunday night. Rake -Red Convoy Today's Navy planes raked'a North Vietnamese convoy on highway 15 with Zuni missiles, (Continued on page 6) Community Fund Donated $1,000 To Storm Victims ... - i- ANOTHER $1,695.08 was added this morning to the Tribune's Disaster Victim Fund, which, coupled with the $1,750.20 collected up to Saturday morning, swelled the total collected thus far to $3,445.28, with contributions still pouring in from area, residents who appreciated their good fortune in being spared from the deadly, destructive Palm Sunday tornadoes. Today's total was swelled by and included a check from the Tipton Community Fund, presented this morn-, ing by Jack Schmidt, j The.first disbursement of funds from the total collection, was being taken today by Tribune managing editor R. D. Maney to Russiaville where $500 will be presented to Major Franklin Botii, Seven Fined j Seven persons paid' fines in Justice of the Peace Court, over the weekend with a 58-year-old Indianapolis man paying $25 and costs for these offenses. John Oldenkamp paid a total of $42.75 for violating a restriction on his ' driver's license, driving under the influence of alcohol and public intoxication. Others paying levies at the J. P. office were William Barker, 29, RR 1 Kempton, $18.75, no operator's license; John L. Owens, 17, 621 Mill St., $18.75 parked in the traveled pcrtoh of Court Street; and Rex L. Stoud, 20 RR 2, Windfall, $18.75, violation of muffler ordiance. i / Also paying fines were Bernard R. Galloway, 25, Kokomo, $18.75, no operator's' license; James R. Brown,' 43, Indianapolis,.. $22.75, speeding; a n ! d Dan Barnes. 21, Beech Grove, Ind., $18.75, violation of muffler ordinance.' Two Arrested Two, Purdue students were arrested' for drag racing shortly .after midnight this morning and two teenagers. were involved in a rear-end collision following last week-end's round of traffic mishaps. The' two students," Ernest N. Simmons, 21, Mishawaka, and Michael N. Smith. 19 RR 1. 'Pendleton, were stopped by city police at 12:01 a. m. today in the 500 block- of West Jcfierson Street. , . • The rear-end collision' occurred at the intersection of -Mad-1 ison and West streets as brakes failed on a car driven by Ted Tragesser, 17, RR 5, Tipton. Tragesser's vehicle struck one driven by Dallas' Jackson, 17, 836 N. Independence Street, who was waiting on Madison Street for the traffic signal to change. Damage to the Tragesser vehicle was estimated at $150 while no loss was given for the Jackson auto. VIA C«UCIS—Pope Paul VX makes the Via Crucla (Way or tna Croat) at the ancient Colosseum during Easter rites in Rome. H* carried the 6-xoot-taJl wooden cross for the last tour of the 14 stations marking Christ's Journey to death. District Director: of the Salvation Army . Aid Actual Victims Additional disbursements from the Tribune fund will be made in both Hamilton and Howard County disaster areas with every effort being made by the Tribune to insure that the money goes to the actual victims of both areas with the stipulation included that hone of the money go to national headquarters of relief organizations. The $1,695.08 collected since Saturday morning came from 46 different sources, ranging from those whose check-bearing envelopes merely contained the notation "anonymous"', to those whose contributions contained notes expressing sympathy for their disaster-stricken neighbors and gratitude that the donors had themselves been spared the tragedy. Donations Varied One little girl contributed $1.0S; $50.00 came from Oakes Union No. 2166 following a vote Thursday evening by members Henry Dane, treasurer; James Boyd, financial secretary; Louis Sego, president; Otto Parr, vice president and Mrs. Glenn Burns, recording secretary; from ailing, 94-year-old Charles T. Has- kef, residing at the John McNcal residence, 225 N. Conde, who wanted to help the storm victims after reading of their plight. The latest list of contributors, with amounts given: Barney and Josephine Paul $.100.00 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bieri 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ertel ... 25.00 Jessie Rector, Frankfort . --- 5.00 Tipton Telephone Employees - 50.00 Helen E. Shortle 50.00 Mr. and Mrs. Roma Cage. Sr. 25.00 Mrs. Earl Reese ... 5.00 Marium L. Abendroth .. 25.00 A Friend . — - 5.00 Jolly Stitchers Club 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Howard Spidel — 10.00 Marina Stockem and Lana Duff . 5.00 Patricia and Jack Schmidt — 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Harold McClellan 25.00 Roscoe Stewart . 5.00 Coe Campbell (Gem Cafe) 30.00 Mr. and Mrs. Don Sanders. 5.00 Steelworkers Local 2165 50.00 Mr and Mrs. Claude Main 25.00 Circle Z Saddle Club 25.00 T. A. Wilson 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Jones . ...: 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Egler .. - 5.00 Mr. and .Mrs. Arnold Easterwood 10.00 Tharles Haskett 5.00 Joe Deakyne 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Baitz — 20.00 fr»d VanHorn - 5.00 Anonymous 10.00 .Moore Brothers . — 25.00 Mr. and Mrs. James • Cox ,10.00 Edith & Kenneth McKinney 15.00 Richard & Waneta DeVault . 5.00 Mr. and -Mrs. Oliver Wheatley 25.00 Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Vandevender —— 10.00 Mr., and Mrs. Jesse DeVault .... 10.00 (Continued on page 6) Weather Mostly fair today,, tonight and Tuesday. Not much temperature change today and tonight. A little warmer Tuesday. High' today St to 62. Low tonight 37 to 43. High Tuesday M to U.
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