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iRCLilVES ASSISTANT TMDTAHA STATE LI3RART IMDIAHAPOLIS, INDIA** ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895 At POST OFFICE AT TIPTON, INDIANA VOLUME 69, NUMBER 170 TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE, TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 1965 7 CENTS PER COPY — 35 CENTS PER WEEK COURT RULING INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — The Indiana Supreme Court Monday ruled where there is "conflict between statutes the more recent statute is controlling" and held that a trial judge may set the prison term of a man found guilty by a jury which does not specify a term. Elz3 Beniamin Houtchens and Clarence William Ward, both prisoners at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan, had filed appeals in Laf'orte Superior Court from denials of writs of habeas corpus. The men filed the writs after they Were sentenced to 15 years in prison for convictions on charges of committing petit larceny while armed with a deadly weapon. In a divided opinion, the high court ruled that a 1929 law sets the penalty for the crime at 10 to 20 years and thereby gives the trial judge authority to set the sentence between those two times when a jury fails to specify which term they favor. A public defender representing the two convicts maintained that under a 1927 law the judge had no such authority. Judge Amos Jackson dissented. BODY RECOVERED GAS CITY, Ind. (UPI)— Authorities here late Monday recovered the body of Keith Stanley, 19, from the Mississinewa River about half a mile from the spot where he fell in from a bridge on which he was working April 6. •Police said they had searched the rain-swollen river for Stanley's body every day, except during the recent tornadoes, since the groom of three weeks disappeared. Several of his fellow workers on the construction project at the bridge spanning the river between Gas City and Jonesboro jumped-into the water to attempt to rescue'Stanley, but they could not find him in the swift current. IN A READIES FOR VIET NAM WAR ON FAST TIME EVANSVILLE, Ind. (UPI) — The "fast*' or "slow" time controversy has ended in this southwestern Indiana city. The Evansville city council voted •.Monday night, 7-2. to stay on year - round Eastern Standard Time. The move to "fast - ' time in this city and Vanderburgh County is expected to signal the shift to EST in the other counties in the area, one of two pockets of the annual time shift left in the state. If the rest of the counties still using "slow" or Central Standard Time for part of the year in the area follow Evansville's lead, only the northwestern section of the state will continue to cling to the "slow" standard. Members of the Evansville city council said the decision to switch to year-round "fast time was made with a desire to stay in step with the majority of Hoosier counties and to bring to an end the controversy in the city. The councilmen reached their decision after two public hearings held last week to give both sides of the argument a chance to be heard. State Treasurer Provides Funds To Storm Areas INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)— State Treasurer Jack New today announced he is depositing S16 million of state funds in 21 banks serving the tornado- stricken areas of Indiana. New said the money could be loaned to home owners, farmers, businessmen and others at whatever rate the banks determined should be charged. The money is interest - free to the banks except for one- fourih of one per cent deposit insurance. ! However, under banking regulations, only about $8 million of the total can be out on loan at any one time. New said he picked the banks in eight counties on the basis of news reports he had read and heard about where the damage was the heaviest from the Palm Sunday twisters. "I tried to call some of these banks in the tornado areas ear.- lier to see if they wanted some free money, but I couldn't get through," New said. "So I decided to go ahead and authorize the transfers." New said the Russiaville State Bank, the only bank dembl- ished by the tornado, would get $500,000 as soon as it resumes operations—probably in a mobile unit within a few days. "It's not up to me to set interest rates," New said, but he expressed the hope the money could be loaned at low interest rates. "If you put yourself in the position of these people, you realize, it will take a tremendous amount of money to replace what they have lost." New said. "Farmers particularly will need money right away." New said the money which lie is preparing to transfer now is in active accounts in five other banks and will be transferred to the 21 designated banks today. In addition to Russiaville, New designated these other banks: American National Bank, Noblesville; First National Bank, Kokomo; Union Bank & Trust Co., Kokomo; First National Bank of Elkhart; First Old State Bank, Elkhart; St. Joe Valley Bank, Elkhart; First National Bank of Goshen; Salem Bank & Trust Co. of Goshen; Boone County State Bank, Lebanon, and Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Lebanon, each $1 million. American Slate Bank~of Sherdan, Waynewright Bank & Trust Co., Noblesville; State Bank of Greenlown; First Bank of Middlebury; Exchange State Bank, Wakarusa; Central State Bank, Lakeville; Farmers State Bank, Wyatt; Community State Bank, North Liberty; Shipshe- ivaa State Bank; Farmers Stote Bank, Lapaz, and Hamlet State Bank, each also $500.00. The money to be transferred to these 21 banks will come from accounts consisting of $2 million in the Scott County Bank at Austin; $1.7 million in the Farmers Central Bank, West Lebanon; $1.C million from the C'tizens State Bank, Williamsport. The remaining $10.7 million will be taken equally from the American Fletcher National Bank and Indiana National Bank, both of Indianapolis. Another $350 is Re i ett p *»« Added Today To Disaster Funds TWO SENTENCED EVANSVILLE, Ind. (UPI) — Vanderburgh Circuit Judge William Miller Monday sentenced William L. Cartwright, 22, Evansville, to 10 to 25 years on the state prison farm for a 1963 liquor store robbery which netted S136. John Collins, 27, Evansville, convicted as Miller's accomplice in the holdup also received a 10 to 25-year sentence. Cartwright was returned to Indiana on a fugitive warrant from California. HIGH AND LOW • NEW YORK (UPI)—Lowest temperature reported this morning in the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii was 20 degrees at International Falls, Minn. Highest Monday was OS at Laredo, Texasi ——— 25.00 . 10.00 SALVATION ARMY Major Botu, district aging editor R. director of that organization in the Russia- tablished by the ville disaster work, gratefully accepts a check ville Lions Club. Monday afternoon from Tipton Tribune man- D. Maney in the kitchen es- Salvation Army in the Russia- i (TRIBUNE Photo-Engraving) State Seeking Loopholes For Flood Victims i by HORTENSE MYERS United Press International INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) —State officials indicated today they are seeking a loophole by which some measure of relief can be given to Indianans who face the strange; prospect of haying to pay taxes on property brown to bits by the Palm Sunday tornadoes. All arouna me stricken areas, local tax assessing officials said there was no way under state law to avoid assessing for property owned on March 1 but wiped off the face of the earth April 11: This would mean (hat a property owner whose improvements were valuable assets on March i, the day the annual spring assessing opened, would pay taxes next year on the pre- storm value of his property despite the fact that 42 days later, while the assessing was still in progress; he had nothing left but heaps of debris. But Richard Worley, chairman of the State Tax Commission, said cautiously the state is considering whether any relief is possible. He was not hopeful, but nevertheless he did not rule out the possibility some loophole may- be found. "The only thing I can say right now," Worley said, "is that the matter is under consideration. We do have authority to order reassessment and we can and will reassess for next year. "But i this happened after March 1.; Our lax laws do not allow any extension of time. All I can say right now is I am not ready to make any public announcement, but we have discussed this with the attorney general's staff and we have a meeting tomorrow to discuss it. "There is a question if anything cani be done, but I don't want to completely close the door." (Continued on page 6) Youths Stage White House Sit-In Today WASHINGTON (UPI)—Seventeen youhs staged a sit-in on a White House driveway today to Drotest U.S. policy in Viet Nam. They were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct when they refused to stop blocking the entrance. The demonstrators said they wahled to present a petition to President Johnson calling for immediate withdrawal of U. S. forces from Viet Nam. A Secret Service agent offered to accept the petition, but they insisted on seeing the President, i The youths, apparently from among the 15,000 who picketed the White 'House Saturday, sat in the driveway of the-east entrance for 40 minutes and ignored repeated police pleas to leave. They finally were picked up bodily and taken in police patrol wagons to the third precinct where they were booked on the disorderly conduct charge. Two Others Arrested Two other demonstrators from the Congress Of Racial Equality (CORE) also, were arrested, making the total taken into custody 19. The CORE demonstrators did not sit down in the driveway, but plopped down at the White House fence. Metropolitan Police Lieut. W. .1. Groyshot told the demonstrators: "You are in violation of the law by sitting here and blocking the entrance. We are going to ask you to move. If you don't, we shall place you all under arrest." The demonstrators responded by singing, "We shall not be moved." Hauled Away Separately They sang loudly, as policemen moved in to haul each one away individually. It took four inlicemen to carry each of the demonstrators. Most of the youths resisted by stiffening their bodies. One red-haired young woman, wearing a green jacket and blue jeans, fell down on the street and extra policemen had to move in to carry her to the patrol wagon. Another young man and woman held on to each other and police carried them into the van together after much scuffling. The demonstrators told a Secret Service agent that they wanted to present a petition to President Johnson. The petition urged "the immediate, unconditional withdrawal of the United (Continued on page 6) NEW TELEPHONE BUILDING In Russiaville is expected to be ready.for use by the, end of this week. The outside of Hie building, constructed of concrete block, wis started last Wednesday and is now near completion. ' (TRIfcUNI Photo-Engraving) Program Friday At High School , "Take Me To Yoitf President" a combined production of the T.H.S. Drama Club and the high school senior class, will be presented in the High School gymnasium at 8 p.m. Friday night, To* puWje is invited. School Students Reinforce Dikes In Flood Areas By DARRYL HE1KES United Press International LA CROSSE, Wis. (UPI)—A diver lowered himself into the Mississippi River today to inflate a "balloon" . and stop ,an. overloaded storm sewer from unleashing torrents of flood waters. ; . Two sewers were plugged with similar devices Monday at Winona, Minn., 25 i miles upstream from this endangered city. A third was plugged there today. Army engineers ordered 1,000 persons evacuated ! from their homes on Winona's East Side Monday because they feared the sewers could hot contain the waters of the rampaging Mississippi. Aside from seepage, water was kept out of every home in Winona, ' Mayor Rudy Ellings said. Some persons put their furniture on blocks, but none removed their belongings from their homes. At La Crosse, 300 volunteers worked through the night to ouild up a threatened dike where record flood waters chewed through two levees Monday. High school students were called out again at Dubuque, Iowa, to reinforce 1 dikes and levees. It was feared 1,000 persons might have to evacuate their homes in East Dubuque, 111., if flood waters reach a forecast crest a foot higher than previous predictions. Up and down the mighty river, makeshift dikes and sandbagged levees groaned against the powerful flow of water. Nearly everywhere, the .Mississippi was running at record levels. In some places it held steady, in others it inched ominously upward. A tense situation developed at La Crosse Monday ! when the river cut through a dike and tanks to a precarious tilt. Authorities feared the tanks were .eaking and lhat a spark would ,et off a sea of flames through the town. . i Fire experts were; called in and Monday night determined hat the tanks, containing 15 million gallons of fuel, were not leaking. ! ' The river was running 173 feet deep past La Crosse early today, with a /crest of 18 feet expected' Wednesday.: Civil defense spokesmen said the crest will be maintained for two or three days. j The TRIBUNE Disaster Victim' Fund continued to climb today with a total of $350.00 added to yesterday's total of $3,445.28 to make a grand total of $3,795.28 as of 11 a.m. Tuesday. Added contributions were brought in after the total was reached and will be acknowledged tomorrow. At the present time it is planned to close the drive as of Wednesday evening. However, this will depend upon the desire of the public to contribute. j $500 of the Disaster Fund total was distributed yesterday at Russiaville, to Major Frank 1 lin Botu, area director of Howard county, to be used in the mamc.lv feeding program being carried out at the Russiaville Lions Club. To Visit Sheridan A visit will be made to.lay to'j Sheridan and Hamilton county- areas to determine the needs in that area. It is hoped that all monies given toy Tipton Disaster Area donors will be used in local areas, this being the spipu- lation at the time the checks are given. One grandmother brought a jar partially filled with silver she had been saving for grandsons who were. to visit her on Easter, but plans were changed and she' brought the total to the Tribune for the fund, knowing "her . grandsons wouldn't mind —it was a very fine cause." The latest list of contributors are: J. C 6.00 Mildred Haley 5.00 4.00 ... 5.00 ... 10.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 Mrs. Jess Johnson Chas/Gathman Sr. Two Friends — Mr. -aj)d Mrs. Dallas Ressler - -. Mr. arid Mrs. Russell I Hoover Golden Rule Sunday School ; Class, Tetersburg ± ; Church .; —. 5.00 Flora J. Dickover 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. William ' Ziegler,. Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Dewey ! Edwards . Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Graham Miss Ruth Coble — 5.00 Anonymous ... „. 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Treesh . 10.00 Quarter Miler's Auto Club - 10.00 Mrs. Ruby Ray .... 5.00 Mr. and.Mrs. Everett Spradling 10.00 Tipton Lions Club, Inc.... 25.00 Mrs. Nettie Sottong . .... 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Ray Parnell 5.00 Mr. and 'Mrs. Lester Miller 5.00 C. W. Phifer 10.00 Bert Castor — 25.00 Caroline M. Thomas 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Ed Call 5.00 John DeWitt 5.00 Anonymous — 5.00 anonymous 5.00 Opal, Mary, Sam Florey Mr. and -Mrs. Bill Rollings Mr. and Mrs. Glen Teter Mrs. Wilma Grimme Helen and Robert Leininger Mr. and Mrs. George Stroup Mr. and Mrs. Bill Calvin Monday Night Club ... Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bath . Previously \ acknowledged . —. $3,445.28. Today's Total -.. 350.00 Total Fund to Date $3,735.28 10.00 10.00 . 20.00 20.00 ..... 10.00 5.00 5.00 Two Charged in j Theft of Arms "Roy" Capshaw had his name changed in Circuit Court Monday, at least on the affidavit charging him witn buig- lafly and theft of firearms. The action came as Capshaw, legally Lapdis Cordell Capshaw, and Roger Hefner were brought" In for arraignment. The pair were arrested March 10 for the theft of $75 worth cf firearms from the Samuel E. Miller residence near Atlanta. Both Capshaw and Hefner, who are represented by a court- appointed pauper attorney, Stanley Herbert, appeared in Monday's session to waive formal arraignment and enter pleas of not guilty. Judge Oliver Wheatley set June .15 as the jury trial date for Hefner, with Capshaw to have his jury trial two days later. Music Program At High School The public is invited to attend Tipton High School's gymnasium Wednesday at 1 p.m., when the Indiana SCate University Women's Glee Club -will present a program sponsored by the Student' Council. The Glee Club will be directed bv Robert F Honn- chell. Jackson Central Offers Musical "America Sings" will toe offered to the public Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in Jackson Central Junior High School. Directed by Mrs. Harris Thomas, who is assisted by Mary Barricksnan, the program is the third' annual production to raise scholarship fundi for the students. TORNADO ODDITY Is pit 30 m.p.h. «lgn blown Into tho second floor window of ml* homo In RusslavllU during tho P«lm SvmMy torna*. (T»IIWN| Phttf-Bnfrwlnf) By DANIEL SOUTHERLAND United Press International TOKYO (UPI) — Communist China called today for a nationwide campaign to make "full preparations" for. sending Chinese to fight Americans in Viet Nam. It rejected peace proposals except on Communist terms. The action was taken by the standing committee of the Na- 'ional Peoples Congress of Red China, a rubber stamp parliament which would not act without the approval of Communist party leader Mao Tze-tung and other Communist leaders. A committee resolution broadcast by the Communist New China News Agency repeated Peking's oft - voiced promise that the Chinese people will not sit idly by" while North .Viet Nam is attacked. This was believed to be the first time Peking has soecifical- -ly threatened to send troops into Viet Nam. The Russians have said they may send "volunteers" to Viet Nam if requested to do so. The Chinese statement, however, hinted at organized recruiting and mass troop shipments on the pattern of Peking's intervention in the Korean War. Peking made the possible troop movements conditional on "the event that U.S. imperialism continues to escalate its war of aggression and the Vietnamese people need them (the Chinese)." Both the Chinese and North Vietnamese, have demanded U.S. troop withdrawal before peace talks open. Soviet Premier Alcxei N. Kosygin said "Monday peace can come only when the United States withdraws from Viet Nam. But he did not specifically make this a condition for peace talks. Kosygin did warn the Unite! States that aerial bombardments and the use of gas in Viet Nam mi;^ht lead to "retaliation in kind." This was the strongest Soviet statement since the United States began air attacks against North Viet Nam. American planes carried out new raids today. Father of Tipton Schoolman Dies Louis W. Guenther, 77, father of Tiptcn School Superintendent Vincent R. Guenther, succumbed at 4:20 a.m. Monday in Jefferson ville where he resided on Utica Pike. He had been ill for six months . Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday frm the Sratt Funeral Home in Jeffersonville, with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery in lhat community. Friends may call anytime at the funeral home where Masonic services will be held this evening. | The deceased was a retired engineer on the Pennsylvania Railroad. Survivors include the wife, Mabel S. Guenther. the son Vincent; a daughter Dorothy, at home; three sisters and four grandchildren. $800 Damage In Monday Crash Another left-turn accident resulted in $8C0 damage to two automobiles at the intersection of Ind. 28 and U. S. 31 Monday afternoon. The mishap occurred as Paul Norris, 47, R. R. 1, Manilla, who was traveling west on Ind. ^8, attempted to turn south on U.S. 31 in front of an eastbound car driven by 19-year-old Janice Link of Frankfort. Damrige to Norris* 19S4 vehicle was estimated at $303 while the loss to the Link auto was set at $500. Neither Norris nor the Link girl were reported injured. Investigation of the accident was conducted by Indiana state trooper Richard Joincs and officers from the Sheriff's Department. WEATHER •!•• •• Partly cloudy today, chance of. a few'showers northern sections this:morn-, ing. Generally fair tonight and Wednesday. Warmer, Wednesday. High today 57 to 66V Low tonight 38 to 43. High Wednesday 45 to 70.

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