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IMMASftPOLlS, IHDIASA HA20X.D J. BUHT03 AfiCHiySS A5SISTA5T ISO IMA STATE LIB HART ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1W5 AT POSTOFFICE AT TIPTON/ INDIANA Becoming fair today,-increasing cloudiness tonight, occasional rain likely Saturday, A little warmer. High today 48 to 55. Low tonight 34 to 42. High Saturday mid 50s. VOL. 67, NO. 147 5 CENTS PER COPY. 30 CENTS PER WEEK TIPTON (IND.) DAILY TRIBUNE, FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1962 S CENTS PER COPY 30 CENTS EAST GERMANS FIRE ON U.S. VEHIC ARSON SUSPECTED LaFONTAlNE, Ind. (UPI)— Town marshal Sam Sutton of LaFontaine said today that a fire which heavily damaged a lumber company during the night "looks like arson." It was the second big fire in County town. The fire was discovered about 11 p.m. Thursday in a lumber shed at the firm owned by Mr. and Mrs. Burl Benr.er, and was brought rnder control early today. Sutton said the damage would be "at least S50.0O0." He said that some damage also was done to the outside wall of a home belonging to Chester Martin. LaFontaine Fire Chief Earl McGinnis also said "there is' a strong suspicion of arson." The.marshal said he felt arson was likely because the fire started in a place where there was no wiring or any other likely source of a blaze. 'For this little town of about 800 persons,' the new fire seemed like one catastrophe on top of another. Last Dec. 27. a fire destroyed much of the LaFontaine grade and high school. "If this keeps on, we won't have any town left," Sutton said. Fire departments from Marion, Wabash and Noble and Liberty Twps. joined LaFontaine volunteers in fighting the blaze. Turpentine in the lumber cdmpany buildings :.dded to the dagger as it_ exploded. STRIKE ENDS LOGXNSPORT , Ind. (UPI)— About 1,050 workers of the RBM Controls Division of Essex .Wire Co. returned to their jobs today, the pay rate for a new job at the plant. Members of the Allied Industrial Workers agreed by a voice vote Thursday night to accept a company offer to allow a •union- appointed analyst to determine the pay rate for a woman assigned to goldplating electronic switches. The company had offered to pay the woman S1.75 per hour for the job while the union wanted a $2 hourly rate. GUNMAN SOUGHT INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — Police today sought a young gunman who robbed an insurance company office here of $817 and a cash box containing an undetermined amount of money.. An employe of the Commonwealth Life Insurance Co. described the bandit as being in his 20s and wearing a black jacket and a dark cap with ear flaps. He was armed with a nickel- plated revolver. Charges Follow Two-Car Collision Running a stop sign and failure • to yield right of way were charged to Charles E. Park, 29, Goldsmith, after a two car collision Thursday evening'at East and North streets. Park is to answer the charges an city court a week from today. Park's car was caved, in on the right side when struck by one driven by Mrs. Louise Curry, 43, 345 North West street. Estimated damage was $225. The front end of the Curry car was damaged an estimated $200. The police record lists Richard Harrison, 331 Green street, as a witness to the accident. Jjudd To Speak At Anderson Sunday The prominent congressman from . Minnestota, Walter H. Judd, will give an address at the, Anderson High School gymnasium at 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, according to announcement received here by Republican county chairman Paul H. Jones. Tickets will be available at the door, or interested persons may contact Jones. A dollar charge is designated to guarantee the speaker's expenses, Jones said. Ciucci Dies in Electric Chair This Morning By DUNCAN FRAZIER United Press International CHICAGO (UPI) — Vincent Ciucci, masked with a black cloth and praying softly, today walked from a death row cell to his 13th date with the electric chair. The 35-year-old Ciucci, who won three more stays of execution than author Caryl Chessman, was killed by 5,600 volts of electricity that surged through his body for two minutes, from 12:05 -a.jn. (CST) to 12:07. By 12:09 a.m., three doctors had pronounced him dead, and the corpse was removed from the electric chair in the Cook County Jail to the morgue. As midnight approached, Ciucci again denied that he killed his wife and three children to begin a new life with his 20^ear-old mistress. Clings to Story The former grocer clung to his story that he murdered his wife, Anna, 28, in a fit of rage after she shot to death Vincent Jr., 8, Virginia, 6, and Angeline, 4, on Dec. 5, 1953. The victims were found in the charred ruins of their home behind the grocery Ciucci ran and set afire to conceal the murders. Desperate appeals to the U.S. Supjj-eme Court and Illinois Gov. Otto'' Kerner collapsed Thursday, while Ciucci spent his last hours with his parents and a Roman Catholic priest in a cell 17 steps away from the electrocution chamber. His attorney, George N. Leighton, had sought in recent weeks to get a reprieve on grounds that Miss Carol Amora testified falsely in a 1954 trial about her love affair with Ciucci, whom she claimed fathered her illegitimate child. Ciucci was imprisoned at the jail two days after the deaths and remained there for the rest of his life. Later, he was found guilty of murdering his wife, son and Angeline. In the first.two trials^ (Continued on page 6) Native of County Dies in New Castle Pearl H. Bennett, 67xa Tipton eountynative, died at thie home of her son, Frank, in New/Castle after an illness of several months. Services will be held from the Shaffer and Crowmer Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Monday with Dr. Earnest E. Lawshee of the New Castle Methodist Church officiating and burial will be in Arcadia cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. A widow, Mrs. Bennett was born in Tipton county, April 19, 1894 and spent most of her life in Hamilton County until moving to the hom'e of her son two years ago. She was the daughter of James K. and Helena (Beeson)' Ross, and was a member of the First Methodist Church of Arcadia. Survivors include two children, Frank, and' James R. Ross of Macedon, New York; two brothers, Alvia Ross and Edward Ross of Arcadia, and four grandchildren.. Windfall Boy Dies After Brief Illness Richard James Mickle, 11, Windfall, died at 7:15 a.m. today at Tipton Hospital after an illness of four days and hospitalization of one day for surgery. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Windfall Methodist. Church with Rev.- Fannie Gentry officiating, assisted toy Rev. Kenneth Fahl. (Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday at the Pritchard Funeral Home •in Windfall, or an hour prior to services at the church where the body will Me in state. The boy was born in Windfall, January 7,1951, son of Howard and Alice I. Mickle. He was a student in the fifth grade of school in Windfall where was also an outstanding Little League baseballer. He attended Sunday School in the Windfall Methodist Church. Survivors in addition to the parents are a sister, Linda Sue, and a brother, Francis Lee Mickle. A PRE-HISTORIC MAN is poised on the side of an early American- volcanic crater, ready to hurl a rock' at a Brontosaurus, while nearby a dinosaur drinks water from a stream in this exhibit made by students in the science class of Kenneth Shoup at Tipton High School. This is one of many -such exhibits which will be on display, along with demonstrations, in the "Science Fair" which will be held starting at 7 p.m. this evening at the high school. The Public is invited. (TRIBUNE Photo-Engraving). Danner's Store Entered; 3 Jailed Three Kokomo men were failed here shortly after midnight when two of them were found by city police selecting merchandise in Danner's store. The third man was waiting in a car at the rear of the store. ' Driving through the alley, the officers-noticed the rear doorhad been broken in. Found in the store's clothing racks were Terry Edward Decker, 19, 718 N. Main, Kokomo, and Jerry Thomas Cast, 22, 707 S. Webster, Kokomo. In a car outside was Bobby Joe Cast, 31, 620 S. Locke St., Kokomo.. The two in the store had chosen clothing to fit them and. had piled it up on the floor. Intent on their endeavors, they were nearly hidden in .the racks, with only their feet showing, when the. officers closed in. - 1 In preliminary questioning, the men denied planning a burglary, stating it occurred to them suddenly as a whim. They had visited an acquaintance here, and were on their way back to Kokomo. Spelling Bee Here Tonight County elementary school spell- Churches Plan Four Week Lenten Service Series First Presbyterian and West Street Christian .churches will, for , , . ... ... i the second year, cooperate in plan­ ing champs were busy "brushing mng a series 0 f four Sunday eve 11T\" in poQ/tinnee fs\i~ fkn QrvAilivm _ ~ T 4 : rr»i el A. iv Court Action A six month sentence to the Indiana State Farm was suspended Thursday for James Stewart, after he had changed his plea of not guilty to one of guilty to a state charge of unlawful conversion of a motor vehicle. He was fined $10 and costs, and returned to the cus r tody of the sheriff until the fine was paid or stayed. The probation officer had filed an investigation report before sentence was passed. April 19 was set for hearing oral argument in the case of Glen Townsend and Audrey' Kauffman vs. Ruby G. Townsend, executrix of the estate of "Paul Townsend and Ruby Townsend individually. The defendant had moved to have the plaintiff make the complaint more specific. In the action of Carl Deweese vs. Marion Deweese, the defendant was ruled to-answer on or before April 6. Leon (B. Heston was declared administrator de bonis non of the estate of Goldie C. Heston. Bond of $1000 was approved. The estate of Dosie Orr was referred to the county assessor for determination! of inheritance tax. Wildcat Township to Be Host At Farm Bureau Meeting Wildcat township will be host at a joint Farm Bureau, meeting at the Farm Bureau hall on Tuesday. A dinner is planned at 6:30 p.m. with meat, rolls and • beverage to be furnished. Persons attending are asked to bring their own table service. Speakers for (he evening will be Carl Broo, district fieldnrtn, aTffl Herbert C. Holmes, northern supervisor of state board of tax. Diicus- sion for the evening will be "Assess Yourself and Reassessment.'' up" in readiness for the Spelling B^ee^to be conducted Friday ever Ring at the Tipton Junior High school auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Champions from St. John's Lutheran, Jefferson Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Tipton Junior High, New Lancaster, Curtisville, Sharpsville,' Windfall, Prairie, and Jefferson Township Jr. High, will participate, according to Dallice Darst of the Tipton school system, in charge of the 'Bee' here in the county. The contest is sponsored in Indiana by the Indianapolis Times. The paper will furnish a tape recorder, dictionary, spelling bee pins,-ball point pens, and certificates for each school entered. Six Chosen There will be one champ entered from the county, in addition to five other students who survive in the •local Bee. With eleven schools entered Tipton county will be allowed this number according to the. •rules. . Awards to the champion and runnerup here in Tipton county will be given by the Kiwanis club. Words to be used in the National Championship finals in Washington, D.C-r will ibe taken from the Words of the Champions Book," from the lists used in the regional and city championships, and from Webster's .International Dictionary, Second Edition. Semi-Final* - The semi-finals of/the contest in this area will be meld in the Indianapolis World War Memorial on April 28. ' | . Pronouncer for the county contest will be Miss Ruth Coble, retired English teacher in Tipton High. Judges will be Richard Regnier and Joe F. Watson, local attorneys and R. D. Maney, Editor and General Manager of the Tribune. ning Lenten services. The ; first will be Sunday a't 7 p.m. in the. Presbyterian church. The guest speaker will be Dr. George W. Cartwright,'minister of First Christian church, Wabash. Dr. Cartwright received his B.D. degree from the Christian Theological seminary and his Ph. D. degree from the University of Illinois. He spent four years in.the U.S. Army Chaplaincy during World War II. Prior to' his present pastorate, he served churches in Illinois and Arkansas, He has been the pasjar at Wabash for six years. The ministers of the'sponsoring churches, Rev. Harold W. Pavis and Rev. Nerval B. Lyon, will conduct the service. The Presbyterian choir, under the direction of Mrs. Ray Webster, will present the anthem. A welcome is extended tovthe public. V Reassessment Talks Here Tuesday Night Two representatives of the.state tax 'board will talk on reassessment Tuesday night at the Tipton 4-H Community building, County Assessor Lloyd Huffer announced Friday. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. $ 9,268 Profit During Year .The- annual financial statement of the Tipton County Memorial Hospital showed that the institution operated at a profit of $9,268.31 during 19C1. Total assets were j listed as $1,398,855.05, which in-1 eluded $8,023.30 on hand but not deposited until after the new year holiday January 1, at the Citizens National Bank. Current assets, in addition to that deposit, showed $1,019.85 cash on hand at the Citizen's; a .petty cash fund of $350 at the Hospital; a petty cash checking account of $150 at the Farmers 'Loan and Trust Co.; a sum of $27,725.12 in account 1400- A for new construction and equipment at the Citizens and $11,356.42 in account) 1400-B of the Olive Manlove Fund at the Citizens';" a cash- annonymous donation of $8,500 at Citizens and Treasury Bills in the amount of $83,490.07 in a lock-box at the Farmers Loan and Trust Co. • | The profit of $9,268.31 compares with a dificit of $22,572.86 in the previous year. Operating Costs'Up ' , The statement showed that net operating income for the year 1961 was up to $676,098.69 compared with $£12,529.28 for the year before, an increase of $63,569.31 in income, while operating expenses of the hospital increased only $31,728.26 from $535,102.12 in 1960 to $666,830.38. | Principal operating cost was Nursing salaries of $241,221.07. Collection expense for 1961 was $1,- 50G.03 while only $4.75 >was expended in collection efforts the previous year, which, possibly explains -the difference in profit and loss at the institution lover the two years. . Dietary costs also decreased, in the year from $88,267.05 to $87,808.81. Laundry costs were down more than $400 for the year with costs listed at $21,398.34 for 1961 and $21,831.44 the previous year. Hospital figures showed 3,471 admissions for the year, an increase of 164 over 1960, and a total hospital occupancy of 87.14 per cent. The average patient income per day was $26.91 while expenses per day per patient were $26,54. Gifts Gifts to the 'hospital during the year, included $25,145.74 from the estate of Maggie Campbell; due also as gifts are approximately $4,000 from the estate of Jean Nash and $2,000 from the estate of Dosie Orr.^ Also received was a rocking chair for the pediatric ward, a gift from Tri Chi Sorority. ' A gift in the amount of $10^000 from the estate of Ralph Pickett, was reduced to $8,500 with payment of $1,500 in settlement of a suit brought by heirs'in that estate, i Military Authorities File Strong Protest With Soviet Union Sportsmanship Award Winner By JUDY VORIS By JOSEPH B. FLEMING United Press International BERLIN (UPI) — The United States waited today for a Soviet reply to a strong protest against an armed attack by East German I police on an official U.S. Army John Paul Duncan was presented . automobile, the sportsmanship award by the x ne East Germans opened fire Lions club at a recent basketball .^jy, machine pistols Tuesday banquet honoring the Windfall Dra- night on a Russian-licensed U.S. gons and cheer leaders. He also Army sedan on an official mission' near Gotha, 160 miles southwest of Berlin. The bullets hit the trunk and a tire, but the U. S, Army major and his enlisted driver were not injured.•'• State Department spokesman Lincoln White said Thursday night in Washington that U. S.. military authorities had filed a. strong protest with the Russians "against this irresponsible and highly dangerous action by the East German police.'' Gen. Bruce C. Clarke, commander of U.S. forces in Germany, was believed to have lodged the American protest with his Soviet counterpart. Marshal Ivan Koniev. It was the second time in less than two weeks that East German police had shot up a \Vostern Allied mission vehicle accredited' by Russian forces in Germany. Communist police riddled a British .military mission automobile outside Berlin March 10, seriously wounding the driver. The U.S. Army car was attached to the U.S. military liaison mission stationed at Potsdam, East Germany. • The Army declined to comment on the incident, but the essential facts were pieced together from a number of informed sources. The U.S. sedan was halted by East German police at a road block near Gotha. The Americans refused to submit to East German police controls in line with the fou»power agreement which makes .members of the Western military mjsions subject onlv to Russian army authority in East Germany. . When the East Germans would not produce a Russian officer, the' American sedan started' up. The Communists opened fire. Surrounded by Communist police, the Americans radioed to the U. S. : mission in Potsdam for assistance. A second military mission automobile rushed to . the -. John Paul Duncan won this year's free throw percentage award. Besides basketball, he has participated in track, cross country and baseball. In 1960, he. was named batting champ and rn^st valuable player. He is president of the Student Council and vice president of Hi-Y. Last year he won WHS's coveted citizenship award. He also attended Boys' State last summer. An office boy and monitor, his curriculum includes government, algebra II, English, chemistry and band. He plans to attend Ball State Teachers college, Muncie, next fall and hopes to become a basketball coach.' The freshman class party is tonight at Kurtz's Party .House in Curtisville. Admission will be charged to coyer the expenses. The sophomores ordered their class sweaters and Jackets on Monday. They can hardly wait for April 23, when they will arrive. The juniors are really working hard on the prom, to be May. 11. They are also selecting a class play. HIGH AND LOW NEW YORK (UPI) — The highest temperature reported to the U.'vS. Weather Bureau Thursday was 93 degrees at West Palm Beach Airport and- West Palm Beach, Fla. The lowest temperature this morning was 7 degrees at Grand Forks, ,N.D. Tipton High Band Members Selected for School Band of America to Appear in 'Miracles of Melody' Eight Tipton FFA Boys Go To Purdue Meeting Attending Friday and Saturday sessions of the Future Farmers of America 33rd annual state convention at Purdue University are eight students from Tipton high school and 'their sponsor, vocational agriculture teacher, Perry Black. • Those who went this morning are Kenny Altherr, Jim Breedlove, Bob Butcher, James Dean, Phil Ley, Gene Odle, Mike Ripberger, and Harold Weismiller. . The sessions began Thursday afternoon. Lieutenant-Governor Richard O. Ristine was to speak Friday morning, v Two hundred boys will be awarded Future Fanner degrees Saturday. One will be named star farmer, the top FIFA honor. .. ^V**^ | A" few months ago, Ralph Achen• »-f?( bach, left, and Wayne Rose, right, tried out for 'the School Band of America along with thousands, of other musk students over the United States and were selected to tour all over Europe with the band for one month this summer. They will leave New York City on June M- > '''I Both boys are planning careers in music and .will)be featured in "Miracle of Melody," to be presen­ ted'March 29 and 30 at Tipton high school. Ralph will also be featured in a trombone solo with band accompaniment. •" -,'••• ' • Bill Grimes as well as Ralph Ac- faenbach have been acting in the capacity of student conductor of the junior and senior high bands. The experience gained in this responsibility will greatly aid them as they follow their chosen music careers..' i - A sax virtuoso, (BiH will demonstrate his Ability in "Miracles of Melody," playing "Introduction and Samba." The band will read from the origmal manuscript. This, piece was featured: by a New York pro-, fessional at the Midwest Band clinic which Stanley Good,' music director, attended in December. Bill plans to use the selection, in his auditioniftir a musical scholarship this spring. scene. The Communists released the driver and major when the second vehicle arrived. Wayne ROM Max Buraan Seeks Trustee Nomination Max Burgan. RR. 5. Tipton has filed his Republican candfaey for trustee of Jefferson township. The statement he had filed for an advisory board post was an error.. . Jeane S.Boyer, RR 1, Tipton, who previously had filed for delegate to the state convention, is seeking an advisory board nomination on the Republican ticket from Jefferson precinct three. Two other Republicans filed candidacies Thursday George L. Comp- toh, 221 N. Independence has filed for ( county councilman from the second district. Edgar W. Weismiller. RR 3, Elwood. filed for county councilman from the first district. 3rd Traffic Error Charged To Youth A City -court appearance March 30 was scheduled Thursday evening for Charlies E. Sawders, 17. RR5. Tipton, after he was apprehended in the 700 block of North Mill street. '•:•'.. The charges, for reckless driving and having no muffler on his car, were filed after a high speed chase in the north part of the city. Sow-, ders was noticed oil State Road 19 making a rapid turn onto Cleveland street, and was pursued on Maple' and Harrison-streets before stopped^ The record shows Sowders was fined for reckless driving last October, and for speeding last January.:

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