The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on November 16, 1970 · Page 1
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November 16, 1970

The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana · Page 1

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ARRIVES AS^AJT I:,OI.V.IA Si AT- Ll^ IliDlAriAPJLIb. INDIANA VOLUME 75, NO. 37 THE TIFTQN (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1970 10? PER COPY 45? PER WEEK ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895, AT POST OFFICE IN TIPTON. INDIANA SECOND CLASS POSTAGE AT TIPTON. INDIANA 46072 Wind-Whipped Fire Destroys Atlanta Elevator Five Nurses In Area to Receive Caps Five Tipton County nursing students will be among 30 Kokomo School of Practical Nursing students to receive their caps at special ceremony Sunday at 2 p.m. The ceremony will be held at Maple Crest School Auditorium, 300 West Lincoln Road in Kokomo. A reception will follow the . capping ceremony at Kokomo School of Practical Nursing, 1104 North Bell street in Kokomo. Friends are invited to both the capping ceremony and the reception. Nursing students from this area, to receive caps are Miss Karla K. Hinds, 333 Kentucky Ave.; Mrs. Lena Louise Tragesser, 302 Kentucky Ave.; Mrs. Sadona Fay -Lesher, route 2, Sharpsville; Mrs. Eleanor Jane Ley, route 2, Tipton and Mrs. Sharon Sue Mclntire, route 1, Sharpsville. The program is sponsored by Kokomo Center Township Consolidated School Corp. Dr. Robert Dalton is superintendent of the school corporation. Correction . The book display at Tipton High School started today and will continue through November 19 inclusive. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week and from: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m."Wednesday and Thursday nights. Public is invite rl to visit the display during these hours. Town Residents Watch Blaze with Apprehension While the first signs of winter were settling upon the small town of Atlanta, the fire alarm was sounded early Sunday morning arousing, practically every resident from their sleep. Witnesses reported that the huge mass of flames tinted the sky orange which was visible for miles around. As Bill Lewis was returning to his home in Atlanta at approximately 2 a.m. Sunday, he discovered the ABC Grain Elevator ablaze and quickly summoned the Volunteer Fire Department. Fire Chief, Frank Morris, stated that when the Atlanta Department arrived on the scene the elevator was completely in flames. Neighboring fire units were summoned to assist the 20-man Atlanta Dept. Fire units from White River Township, Jackson Township, Tipton and Arcadia arrived short. ly after the fire was discovered. The new Snorkel Unit from Noblesville Fire Department was also pressed into service. Though the seven fire units battled the blaze for more than three hours, it was impossible to save the elevator from total destruction, according to Morris. He estimated the damage at $100,000 or more.. Morris reported that the cause of the fire was undetermined at this time. Arson Suspected An estimated $100,000 in damages occurred Sunday as fire destroyed the Atlanta ABC Grain Elevator owned by Central Soya Company of Fort Wayne and managed by Vernon Shupe. The fire was discovered at 2 a.m. and seven neighboring fire units were called to assist the Atlanta Fire Department. junior high eather Fifth Graders Wi Present Program Arson is suspected as the cause of the fire and an investigation is pending, according to officials. The town was without water pressure for several hours after four motors at the pumping station burned out during the elevator fire. (Staff Photo by Pat Cline) Sound Values May Halt Drug Abuse Cloud type - clear Present temperature - 30 Maximum temperature - 35 Minimum temperature - 26 Wind Direction - West Wind Velocity - 4 mph Relative Humidity - 77% Precipitation - 0 Barometer Reading - 30.16 rising Forecast - Fair & cooler The fifth grade band students from Tipton's Lincoln and Jefferson Elementaries will present a program for their parents on Monday night at 7:30 in the Tipton High School cafeteria. Included in the 40 minute program will be a brief discussion regarding (1) band instruments and (2) the procedures and activities to be used during the next two months. Sixty prospective band students have been studying music for the past five weeks with Mr. Polley, the Tipton Community High School Band Director. Mu­ sic has been presented to them through the medium of apre-band instrument called the flutophone. Following die flutophone course each student's achievement will be evaluated and recommendations made to the parents concerning their child's future in the band program. Since participation in the band is strictly voluntary, students and their parents must then make a decision regarding the child's future participation. \.Monday evening's presentation (Continued on page five) TW-Cenfra/77; Clinton 70 Tri-Gentral Wins Opener By Eldon Cage , Coach John Harding and his first night with a thrilling come-from- Tribune Sports Editor Trojan basketball team delighted Sharpsville— Tri-Central a full house-of 2600 Saturday (Continued on page ten) New York (UPI) — The newest prescription for parents, teachers and others hoping to help teen-agers avoid the drug abuse trap goes like this: "Schools, parents and the community must create an open environment where boys and girls feel secure, wanted, loved and free to express their innermost feelings." The Rx is in a resource book developed as a part of the drug abuse education project of the American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation and the National Science Teachers Association. . Marvin R. Levyjprojectdirec- tor, recommends that strategy. He also believes the best deterrent where drug use is concerned amounts to a sound value system. In the introduction to the guide, especially prepared for teachers, he put it this way: "The best deterrent to drug abuse is the individual's value system and his assessment of the consequences associated with drug involvement. "Decision making can be aided whensensitive teacher - pupil relationships based upon mutual understanding, integrity and honesty are established. "Exaggeration, distorting and (Continued on page ten) Know Your Government Week-end Police Report Six weekend arrests by City, j State and county officers were on report Monday. Arrested and charged were Richard A. Martin, 20, Indiana-, polis, speeding; Jeffrey G.Kess- ler, 18, Indianapolis, speeding; Clarence Partin, 33, Elmhurst P.I.; Hubert G. Plake, 23, Tipton, failure of duty upon striking unattached vehicle; Ernest D. Strange, 17, Tipton, R2, disregarding stop sign and DUI; and Thomas W. Ferverda, 35, Kokomo, speeding. All were cited to appear in Tipton City Court. . Tipton County Deputy Sheriff Everett Graham investigated a one vehicle accident Sunday 2:15 a.m. involving driver Gregory S. Schmitt, 21, of Tipton R 5. Schmitt lost control of his 1965 auto on Normanda Pike at 325 W. and skidded into the north ditch striking a utility pole. The Schmitt car was damaged to the left side and rear and the pole, was also damaged, but the driver was uninjured. As a north wind whipped sparks from the fire across town, many residents were apprehensive about their homes. Mr. and Mrs. •Jim Lee who live across the railroad from, elevator were evacuated from their home as intense heat and flying sparks threatened their residence. Thefiremenal- so concentrated water hoses toward the homes of Slim Dickerson and Carl King also, in danger of catching fire. 'One witness to the fire stated, "thank God for the snow which covered our roofs or we might, have lost the whole town of Atlanta." There were no serious injuries reported as walls of the elevator caved in and burning debris covered the area. Afew minor burns and cuts were reported suffered by firemen working at the scene. Electricity in part of the town was off for oyer 2 hours and water pressure began to drop as motors at the pumping station burned out. "We lost four motors at the pumping station and had to take them to. Indianapolis at 3 a.m. foi repair, stated Atlanta Marshall, John Huffman. . "We only have 20 pounds of pressure at the pumping:station and 550 gallons of water in the fire department tanker today. I don't know what we will do if another fire breaks out. It will be hours before the pumping station is back in normal working condition," Huffman stated. Vernon Shupe, manager of the ABC Grain Company in Atlanta and Cicero could not give a definite figure concerning the total loss. He did report that approximately 15,000 bushel of corn and a few hundred bushels of soybeans were stored in the elevator at the time of the fire. Also termed -a total loss were 4,000 bushel of corn loaded on three Norfolk and Western Railroad freight cars beside the elevator, some corn stored in the basement of the ele-' vator, two big grain dryers, plus equipment and the building which . was gutted. THE ABC elevator (Arcadia, Buena Vista and Cicero) was owned by. Central Soya Company of Fort Wayne. Representatives from the Company will be in Atlanta today according to the manager to determine the total loss, and perhaps determine the cause of the fire. The company also owned the empty elevator in the south side of Atlanta which 1 was destroyed by fire in June of this (Continued on page ten) Financial Powers of Tipton County Rest in Hands of Your Councilmen Jim Martin, Trojan Center, gets, the first tipoff ever at the Tri-Central — Clinton Central season opener Friday night at the new 2600 seat Tri-Central gym'. Photo shows ball in the air after tip by Martin. Trojans went on to win first ever for the school over the Clinton Central Bulldogs 77-70. Packed house and Trojan cheerleaders and fans shown in background. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage with Assist by Leon Stewart) Tipton County which was named after General John Tiptonwas organized May 1,1844 with Tipton as its county seat. The purpose for which the county was organized was to provide a local unit to bring down to the local community, the enforcement of laws and offering of services provided for by the state legislature. The county was originally laid out, as were all other counties in the state, on the basis of the ability of a resident inan outlying corner to drive to the county seat with a horse, pay his taxes and get back home the same day. Seven county officers are provided for by the State Constitution. They are the clerk of circuit court, auditor, recorder, treasurer, sheriff, coroner and surveyor. The judge of circuit court and the prosecuting attorney for each judicial district are also constitutional officers. The functions and duties of such officers are established by general law enacted the legislature. Authority is also granted, to the Board of County Commissioners in each county to establish certain other offices. Financial powers of the county are placed in the County Council which serves as a check on the Board of Commissioners. County councilmen are elected from four council districts and three councilmen at large for a total of seven members. The term of office is four years. Councilmen receive a basic annual salary of $800 each. The County Council is charged with the responsibility of appropriating all funds for use by the county and all of its officers. All payments from the general or any special fund to be used by the county or the Board of Commissioners for any purpose other than the mere allocation of funds of the state or federal government must be appropriated by the! County Council before the expenditure can be made. This authority gives current fiscal control to the County Council over all county officers, boards and commissions. The functions of the council include: • 1. The exclusive power of fixing the rate of taxation for county purposes and for. all other purposes where the rate not fixed by law is required to be uniform throughout the county, and impose the tax levy. 2. The exclusive power of making appropriations to be paid out of the county treasury. 3. The adoption of the annual budget after receiving estimates submitted by the various county agencies through the county auditor, subject to modification by the County Tax Adjustment Board and the State Board of Tax Commissioners. . . 4. The authorization of incurring • county indebtedness within the constitutional limitations. 5. The fixing, within statutory limitations,- of the compensation of deputies appointed by the various county officers and of the salary of the elected township as­ sessors. 6. In cases of emergency arising after the budget is adopted, the council is authorized to appropriate additional funds if approved by a two-thirds vote of its members at a special meeting. 7. The reappropriation of surplus funds which might be surrendered by one department ot county government in order that the funds might be made available to another department. 8. The transfer of balances in dormant funds to the county gene- continued on page ten) Council EleCtS Officers- (L-R) Front row, Guy Crouch Jr., Paul Duncan, Donald Gossard, and Fern Tyner. Second row, Walter Hughes (County Auditor), Paul (Dick) Michel, Arthur Barr, John Barrum and Harold Allen (Auditor Elect). New Tipton County Council Saturday morning in Courthouse following official acceptance of posts for four year terms, reorganizing of officers for the year and taking care of immediate county business. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage)

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