The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on April 5, 1962 · Page 1
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Tipton, Indiana
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Thursday, April 5, 1962
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HAROLD J. BURTON ARCHIVES ASSISTANT INDIANA STATE LIBRARY INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, •VOL. 67V>,N0. 158 TIPTON (IND.) DAILY TRIBUNE, THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1962 MOTHER STARTS FIRE FORT WAYNE, Ind. (PI)^A distraught mother of four set,fire to her home because it was "dirty" and killed two of her four children today, authorities said. Killed by suffocation in the blaze in a middle-class home in suburban Waynedale were Patricia. 4, and Kathryn, 9, daughters of Mrs. .Mary Jane Ruby,- 3S. Fire Prevention Chief John King said when firemen arrived in response to a neighbor's alarm, they found'Mrs. Ruby in the utility room ripping off her clothing and throwing it and plastic bags into a blazing basket of laundry. King said Mrs. Ruby orally admitted starting the fire and said she did it "because the 'house was dirty." A charge of arson was filed against her and Mrs. Ruby was placed in $10,000 bond while held in a constant care section of Lutheran Hospital where she was taken in shock. CONGRESS - Cloudy anil Occasional. 'tonight. High tonight near •0. 4Md 40L AT POSTOFFICE AT TIPTON, INDIANA, 5 CENTS PER COPY. 30 CENTS PER WEEK through-Friday. 4 rain.\ today and l|oday low 50s. Low High Friday near OFF WELLS BALLOT BLl'FFTON. Ind. (UPI) — The Wells County Election Board decided Wednesday not to place the name of Richard E. Houtzer on the Democratic primary ballot for the 4th District congressional nomination. Houtzer previously was ruled off the ballot in Dekalb County on grounds he is not a legal resident of Auburn, the ad- ditess he gave on his candidacy petlaration. . ( KILLED IN FIGHT " SUXMAN, Ind. (UPI) — Pvt. Billy Bengie, 19, a soldier stationed at Ft. Bragg, N.C., was .wounded fatally Wednesday night in a fight in a Ripley County residence near this town. Authorities said Virgil Bryant, 31. Dayton, Ohio, was in custody for questioning about the shooting. They quoted Bryant as saying he fired several shots to break up a fight between Bengie and his father in the elder Bengie's home. Bryant said the shooting of Bengie was an accident. Bengie was shot once in the chest and died about half an hour afterward. School Plan Work of Many Individuals School reorganization endeavors in Indiana were spurred in- 1959 with the enactment by the legislature of the School Reorganization Act, wi'.h mandatory provisions contained in its chapter 202. In accordance with that act Judge Oliver Wheatley': of Tipton county circuit court appointed members of a county school reorganization committee in October, 1959. MemWrs of the committee are Ray Bowers; Clifton Cardwell, chairman; George Harlow, (Max Haskett, Fred E. Leap; Owen Rat cliff, county superintendent of schools; Raymond Rockwell; Keith. Scott, secretary, and William Van devender. This committee developel four preliminary plans, A, B, C, and D, finally obtaining state approval of Plan B upon which'county voters have opportunity to express their will in the May 8 election. "A Comprehensive Plan for the Reorganization of the School Corporations of Tipton, Ind., by the TiDton County Reorganization Committee" is the title of a publication prepared by the committee. It contains 46 pages of text and charts giving school data and presenting the proposition, and an appendix of minutes of meetings and correspondence involved in the committee's work. In the six months period from October 8, 1959 to April 10, 1960, the committee held or took part in thirty-three separate meetings. An acknowledgment in the front of the publication expresses the committee's indebtedness to citizens and school teachers and ad-' ministratoais wftio gave of llheir lime and effort in assisting the work. ' _^$he committee had the advice and assistance of advisory committees from each township. These committees included the following persons: CICERO — George Leininger, Robert Stoops, Floyd Collins, Glenn Boyer, Robert Nash, Wayne Ray, Robert Dickover, Ralph Rump, and Arthur Smelser. JEFFERSON — Vern Jackson, Virginia Baumgartner, Harry Hinkle. Crystal Gossard, Wilma Hawr kins, Carl Fishback, Wallace Longfellow, Don Orr, Virgil Mason. LIBERTY — Leonard Dill, Earl Eaton, Eldon Smith, William F. Roler, Jr., George Buckley, James (Continued on page 8) REACHES AGE CF 100 NOLESVILLE, Ind. (UPI)— Mrs. Fannie Gascho Fisher, widow of a blacksmith to whom she was married for 70 years, observed her 100th birthday anniversary Wednesday. Area State Fairs Vie For Patrons . Competition for Labor Day crowds has resulted in the scheduling of Michigan and Ohio state fairs on the same dates as the Indiana State Fair, and made it impossible for exhibitors to exhibit in all three shows. The Indiana Slate Fair this year will run from August 25 to Sept. 5, while in Micihigan and Ohio the dates are August 24 to Sept. 3. Wisconsin and Illinois fairs will be earlier, while Kentucky's and the Memphis, Tenn., iMid-South fair will be later in September. A conference of officials of all these fairs but Wisconsin's was held Tuesday in Indianapolis. An attempt is ito i>e made for exchan ges of outstanding exhibits .between the several fairs. A new attraction for the next state fair will be the Hoosier U. Revue, to be produced by Al Stewart of Purdue University, scheduled for the first two days of the fair. A cast of 70 will be recruited from the various colleges and universities in the sjtate, and will be an outlet and showcase for young talent. . . . , / - -» STORM SEWER is now being installed just east of Tipton High School in an area between the school and the new athletic field. Workers on the project report that practically all tiling in the athletic field itself has been completed but the. storm sewer will take care of runoff which has been accumulating in the slightly lower, level between the field and thee school. (TRIBUNE Photo-Engraving). Tipton Dentist's Uncle Succumbs Dr. Walter M. Stout, uncle . of Dr. E. W. Stout, 227 North Main street, succumbed Wednesday night at New Castle clinic following an illness of weeks.. ~ Funeral services, which are incomplete, will be conducted Saturday in New Castle arid burial will be. in Silver Lake. "Uncle Mose," as he was known, was on his third generation as a family doctor. He and Mrs. Stout were married in 19.18 .when he was. stationed ait Fort Riley," i$»n.Tney came to New Castle in 1919, where he practiced medicine continuously. He also served in World War II as commanding officer of the Army Station Hospital at Camp Shelby, Miss. President of the New Castle Building and Loan association, he was also a member of the Methodist church there.. •» • Surviving are the widow, a brother, Ross Stout, of Silver Lake; a sister, Mrs. Loren Yocum, of Bourbon, and several nicces^and nephews.. . • HIGH AND LOW NEW YORK (PI)—The lowest temperature recorded by the U.S. Weather Bureau this morning was f- v 21 degrees at Lebanon, N.H. The highest temperature Wednesday was 89 at Blythe, Calif. This ditch, approximately six feet deep will contain the largo; til* piping showtt in the photo at top of page to carry away runoff water between the athletic field and the new high school. Supreme Court Upholds Local Contempt Ruling A June 20, 1960 contempt of court finding of Tipton circuit court was upheld Wednesday by .the Indiana Supreme Court. Judge Amos Jackson's opinion held that J. Leroy Dean and Margaret Dean had "fail? ed to prove that the local court lacked jurisdiction. The Deans had -sought a writ of prohibition. Judge Jackson wrote that if error had been committed in the procss, the remedy is by appeal, and not by petition for writ of mandate and prohibition. The case arose after opening of- the estate of M. Omer Dean on March 3, 1958. • 'Failure to pay .two notes of $5,500 and $4,000 for land being purchased from M. Omer Dean, or to surrender .the land, is, said to have been the "cause of the contempt citation against Leroy and Margaret Dean fen April 13, 1360. Fines of $100. each were imposed at that time, but ell sentences were suspended pending good .behavior. On April 22,1960, the Leroy Deans had oetitioned for. change of judge in 'the action, but this petition was overruled. Wednesday's decision has the ef-. feet of returning the matter to the Tipton circuit court. Sunday Fall Fatal To Clara Troyer A Tipton county native, Mrs. Clara Troyer, 74, 1816 South Bell street, Kokomo, died at St. Joseph's hospital in that city at 5 o'clock Wednesday evening of complications resulting from a fall at her home last Sunday. A daughter, Mrs. Richard (Norma) Merrifield, lives in Tipton at 709 So"th East sitreet. Friends may call at the Ellers chapel in Kokomo beginning Friday afternoon. . • - • ' Rites' will be conducted in Ellers chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday with Major Clarence Crltzer of the Salvation .Army Citadel in charge. Interment wil foe in the'Albright cemetery. -The deceased, had resided in Kokomo the past 49 years. Clara Benson daughter of A. L. and iMyrah (Rush) Benson, was born near Windfall on May 10, 1887. She was united in marriage to Bf«hehTrover in 1907. Mr. Troyer died in 1953.' , . : . Thre» d a u e h ters, in ad-! dition to Mrs. Merrifield survive. They are Mis. Albert' (Goldie) Mc- Glcthin of New London, and Mrs. Durfoe (Emma) McKoon and Mrs. Howard (Naomi) Duncan, both of Kokomo.. A eon, William, lives in Milwaukee, and two, Robert and Hershel,; live in Kokomo. Three is4sters y and two brothers also survive. .;.. 'Not True' Says Liz' Leading Man LONDON (UPI)—Actor Richard Burton has told his wife he still loves her and!! that he hopes to fly to London if possible this weekend, it ^vas reported today. Burton, 36, who has been linked romantically with Elizabeth Taylor, caibled his wife from Rome: "Don't worry about all the gossip. It's not true," according to the London! Daily Mail. The (Mail said Burton telephoned the London home of His brother, Ivor Jenkins,, where hi)} wife, Sy( bil; - is : staying, to say he; still •"'loved" her. "'" " ; But the 32 - year -. bid former Welsh actress did not speak to him, the Mail said, because she was too ill, so Jenkins took the call from his brother. In the phone message. Burton said he would be leaving Rome for Paris this weekend to appear in scenes for another film he is making. The Mail said he promised . he would "do - all I can to fly over (to London). It all depends on what time they want me back." Open House Sunday At Guard Armory Sgt, Cunningham announces that there will be a nopen-house at the Local National Gard Armory Snday afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. to which the .public is invited. There will foe a demonstration of range processing, with blank ammunition. The sunnly room will be ODen so the public can see the equipment and learn how it is used. Only three months remain to take advantage of the Indiana National Guard's take-six program. This month there are 210 openings for Hoosier men between the age of 1 17 and 25. Enlistees may take six months of active duty with -men from their own hometown, and then return home to complete their military obligation by attending weekly drills and two weeks of summer training. Tor full details call the National Guard Armory, OS 5-4111. Boys To Sian Up For Little League All boys in Tipton county - between the. ago* of 9-12 inclusive, who have. not. previously participated in Tipton Little League baseball but would like to do so this sum" mer, are requested to sion up . for the league between 1:30 and ' 2:30 p.m.' Saturday afternoon on the ground floor of the court house; They are asked to bring one parent and their birth cat* . tWicate. Player-agent Eldon Cage, President Jack Neff and vice president Paul Jones request any. adults in the community who are willing to help the: program .as "managers,: coaches or in any other capacity such at umpiring, te also drop In at the courthouse at this time and let'it be known te'the:officers. •• a Timer Traps Ten Makes Complaint A" Kokomo orthodontist, Frank Orville Clifford, 65, posed /the $18.75 question, "Why me?" to Justice of the Peace Lafe Beaver in a tetter March 3J; but he had to pay off in the justice's court Wednesday on a charge of speeding oh U. S. 31 south of the Howard county line. .- ; , Clifford's complaint was that "* neighbor in his own block, a Mrs. Mays, received only a warning ticket on her timed speed of 74 miles per hour, while on a state trooper's statement he had travel­ led .76 miles per hour in Jthe„- vicinity of Hopewell church, he drew a' citation. - . Clifford wrote he passed the stopped poHce car at State Road 28, and held his speed to 65 miles per hour. Then he was stopped about 'a mile down the road and charged with the illegal speed north of SR 28. 1 ' Busy Week End The week-end that ushered in April found at least nine .motorists apprehended for speeding by the state police timing devices on the U. S. 31 stretch just south of the Howard county line. Six arrests were made.Monday.' • Cited were: Richard Janzaruk, 17, 1901 Frances avenue, Elkhart, court appearance April 16. David' Lee Williams, 25, Kempton, appearance April 14. Robert J. Simpson, 29, 1413 E. Kessler, Indianapolis, paid, $18.75 fine and costs on Tuesday. Robert Lee Lake. Jr., 21, 1325 College, Indianapolis, appearance April 16. 1 Lyle (Franklin Conover, 28, 620 E. Main, Peru, appearance April 14. Harvey Patton Young, 62, 753 S. 34th. .sjtreet, South Bend, appear- <ance April 16. Richard Lee Forgy, 1933 S: Market. Kokomo, appearance April 16. Roosevelt Pitman, 38, 612 E. Madison, Kokomo, appearance April 7. • ''v.-'."':.'George E. Wilburn, 26, 21.7 S. West 'street,' Tipton; appearance April 28. • BODY DISCOVERED COLiMRUS, Irid- OTJPI) — The ruins of a burned tarpaper shack yielded the charred body of an unidentified man Wednesday night. : An examination of the remains indicated the victim may have died of a skull fracture. Authorities speculated the shack may have been set afire, deliberately to cover a slaying. An autopsy was ordered to determine cause of death. Kennedy As Spur Lenten Speaker Rev. George A. Harris Rev. George A: Harris, of Anderson will be the speaker for. - the third in a series of four Sunday evening Lenten . services being sponsored jointly by First Presbyterian>and West Street Christian churches. This week's service will be at 7 p.m. in the Presbyterian church. The Presbyterian Choir, under the direction of Mrs. Ray'Webs" ter, will present special .music. Mrs. C. B. Stemen will be at the organ. -'../"' Rev.. Harris" is a native of Ohio. He received his A.B. degree from the College of Wooster and his B:D. degree • from,, the School of Religion; 'Butler university. ' Following his graduation;at: Butler, he was ' pastor^ rLtttle iFlat Rock Christian church, near Rush- 'vifie,. for a period' of eight years. While there toe was active in the rural phase* of the ministry, and served on.several national committees.'as well as state committees on- rural assignments. . .' -."In 1945 he accepted the pastorate of the Christian- church at Greens-burg, where he served for three and one.half years before going to; East Lynn at Anderson. He has been at East Lynn .Church, for 13 years! Rev., Harris has been active in civic affairs and has spent much time helping <to develop programs in the interest of the underprivileged. He. is president of the Family Welfare Bureau and the Juvenile Center and is a member of the 'Board of Directors of the Chris- (Continued oh page 8) By United EDWARD Prfcss dent Kennedy an amibitious gram which in air, rail eral aid to ban transit. and scribed byVM:' couhsi! COWAN J International WASHINGTON (PI) — President Congress today transportation pro- looked to reductions bus fares.and jfed- improvei urban-subur- 'The 6,000-wo|rd message was de- Myer Feldman, .deputy to the 4 President, comprehensive nation- transportatjon plan- ever draft-. Executive in U. S. was designed, to broad transpor- curtail federal regu- eradicate dis- inconsistency in and rules, and i lay for a modern} ef- area mass a'nd Cubans Acting Tough Around Guantanamo By NORMAN RUNNION United Press International GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (UPI)—Cuba has started acting tough around-JJiis sprawling U.S. naval base in recent weeks. But the Americans are noU worried. In the view, of GuanUnamo's commander, Adm. Edward J. O'Donnell, there appears to be no immediate threat to the U. S. position. Nevertheless, : a new "look has sprung up outside the 24-mile- long fence that separates the base from the rest of. Cuba.: There are new Cuban troops, new roads, and even a "cactus curtain." . The new soldiers are equipped with Belgian-made rifles and Russian steel helmets, a far cry from the ordinary militia, men who up until recently had - been on duty around Guantanamo Bay. Soldiers All Regulars All of the new men are regular soldiers; They number at least several hundred in the fence area. O'Donnell said there has been an enormous /improvement, in their quality, and described them as "well-disciplined, w'tll-eqripped." "The ''cactus curtain", is actii- allf composed of toe maya bush, species of cactus. It is two to three feet tall,, has, pink-and «reen-tihged leaves ...and sharp .needles. - It grows more outward than up­ ward, and spreads about five yards or more from the seven- foot-high steel fence erected by the U. S. Wavy. Anyone', wanting to climb in or out of the. base would have to wade ^hrough the maya and suffer its sting. Without extremely heavy protective clothing, a person would not go very -far.. Cuban Troops Surly The new Cuban troops -guard the northeast gate of the base, the main exit for the 3,200 Cubans Who work at the U. S. installation. The soldiers also are stationed at intervals along the fence. So are the U.S. Marines on the other side.' .' In the past, the Cuban militiamen, often talked to the Marines. The new troops do. not.. "This gang is extremely surly," O'Donnell' said. He added that their relationship with the Americans had been; "ouite correct." However, there have been a.few minor incidents of Cubans throw­ ing'stones at American guards, mostly at .night. One Marine was reported to have been hit by a rock hurled over the fence: . But .the Marines; O'Donnell said* have been instructed to pay BO attention to this "kid stuff." Ohe' Marine sergeant described the incidents this way: "They get restless, and when they get restless they throw stones." special, cou as the first al ed by a Chief history . The message enunciate a pew, tation policy, lation and subsidy crimination present laws the groundwork fective metropolitan transit. ; "The troubles in our transpbrta- tibft system : re deep," the President said. Less Feileral Regulation Kennedy's iroposals included: —.Less subsidy and federal regulation, especially removal of restrictions se ting minimums on passenger fates. Also, simpler and possibly lower freight rates. ^That Congress vote $500 mil-, lion in grants to local authorities for investment in rail and road mass transi: facilitis, such as terminals rijht -of : way and rolling stock. Federil money would pay two-thirds tf investment costs with local funds financing the remainder. Thi $500. million would be for three years. - 1 —(More federally sponsored research to m: ke the transportation of people aid freight more I efficient, therefar cutting costs. —New cha 'ges of users of airways and inland waterways as proposed, by Kennedy earlier this year. Repeal of the 10 per cent excise tax >n passenger fares. Air travelers would pay a 5 per cent "user charge." j --Development of a policy which would, guide the Civil Aeronautics Board (CBA) and the Interstate Commerce • Commission (ICC) in air and rail mergers. The effect w >ul'd, be. less autonomy for these agencies which sometimes are described as "independent." Last Major Proposal The 'President's unusually long message,contained the last major set of. legislitive ' proposals "he plans to submit to Congress for action this yt ar. Sen. Harris* n Williams, D-N.J., wast expected to introduce a bill containing the mass transit provisions.-- • . Kennedy- sai i Congress and the public must correct "a' chaotic patchwork of inconsistent and often obsolete legislation and regulation" which burdens transportation" and jeopardizes its ability to function adeq lately in time of war. . .The^e is "nc simple federal solution," he sai i. Rather, he added, there must be "less federal regulation and subsidization" and greater exercii of responsibility and' initiative by industry; and state and loca governments.'. The - President urged Congress to begin consid iring his proposals at the earliest possible date. He said delay" cou d lead to further erosion of trans port capacity "and even more, diffi cult and costly solutions in the ture." not-to-distant' fu- One Hurt In 2-Car Crash Wednesday Mrs. Roberta Tipton, received! Walls, 35, RR 1, a bump over the left eye and chest injuries,. for which she was admitted to Memorial hospital, Wednesday night in a two-car colli ion * half mile north of tte Nirmandi Pike on State Road 10. Cars driven byl Mrs. Walls' husband, William CUrence Walls, and Charles Eugene Sowders, 17, RR S, Tipton, collided at 9:22 pjn. Estimated propjerty damage was $150 to the Sowders car, and $50 to the Walls vehicle.

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