The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on November 20, 1970 · Page 1
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Tipton, Indiana
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Friday, November 20, 1970
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,0 J- VOLUME 75, NO; 41 THE TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 20, 1970 10$ PER COPY EEK ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4. 1895. AT POST OFFICE T\ T TIPTON. INDIANA SECOND CLASS POSTAGE AT TIPTON. INDIANA 46072 Good News line Wyndham Traxler Wins Graphic Arts Award Wyndham Traxler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dillon Traxler, route 1 Sharpsville, was among 38 winners in the graphic arts division of the 1970 arts competition of United Church of Christ's Youth Magazine it was. announced today. Miss Traxler's award winning entry was entitled, "Ectasy" and appears in the November issue of Creative Arts Graphic magazine. The winning entries in photography.sculpture, etching, painting and.drawing are published in the current issue of YOUTH. Out of hundreds of contestants from around the country 38 winners were selected. Their ages range from 14 to 19. The 1970 contest is the 8th annual competition for readers of the magazine. YOUTH is published by the United Church Press for high school young people of the United Church of Christ, the Episcopal Church, Church of the Brethren, and the Anglican Church of Canada. Membership in one of the churches is not required for participation in the contest. Each winner receives a prize of $25.00andhis entry is published in the magazine, according to Herman C.Ahrens, Jr., editor of the magazine. Entries-submitted in crative writingwere published in the August, 1970 issue of YOUTH. YOUTH Magazine has won six awards of merit since 1962 from the Associated Church Press, an organization of Protestant publications in the U. S. and Canada. Hidden Treasures Revealed in Film County We/fore Deportment Increased Participation in Food Stamp Program Noted in Cashier's Report . Treasures in the snow, in a drop of water, in the desert? Yes though too small to be seen by the eye alone, there are awe-inspiring treasures of beauty in each of these areas and they are interestingly revealed in the motion picture HIDDEN TREASURES. Produced by Moody Institutes of Science, HIDDEN TREASURES is one of a series of gosepl- science films released under the general classification of SERMONS FROM SCIENCE. The presentation of these unique motion pictures formed the basis of the SERMONS FROM SCIENCE exhibit at the New York World's Fair. I In HIDDEN TREASURES, a microscope reveali that even water is a vast treasure house, — a , drop tiken fx cm a pond or stream ( teems with tiny lants andani- V mate. Also revealed by the mi­ croscope is the fact that a snowflake is a think of great beauty, and that such common things as salt and cough syrup are made up of tiny crystals, each a beautifully formed jewel. A trip into one of the deep caves of the earth shows how some crystals are formed. In contrast to the microscopic world, MIS cameramen visited Mr. Palomar and through the eye of the great two hundred inch telescope looked at the treasures in space, — 200 million galaxies in known space! All of this and much more is revealed in HIDDEN TREASURES a film to be shown: November 22 at Kempton Methodist Episcopal Church in Kempton. There will be two showins: 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Refreshments follows each showing. The public is invited to attend the program. Plate Reservation- Mrs. Jan Woods holding 80A-2 and Mrs. Edith Johnson with 80A-1 at the Tipton County Auto License Branch Office in the Tipton County Courthouse. The plates shown are 1971-72 and numbers are now being" reserved by Branch Manager Mrs. Johnson with the three following stipulations: all reserved plates must be paid in full by Dec. 31, 1970; all excise tax must be paid for by the same time; and reservation fees must be paid. Mrs. Johnson said that in the event a reserved tag is not completely paid for by Dec. 31, 1970, that tag will go on sale to the public as it comes out of the box. Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Woods and Richard Regnier attended an Excise Tax School in Kokomo Thursday to be briefed on the vehicle taxes that the Auto License Offices will start collecting instead of collections by County Treasurer's Offices. • Mrs. Johnson said that since her branch office was closed Nov. 19 and Thanksgiving fell on Thursday 26, a holiday, a state drivers examiner had been scheduled to be at the Tipton Branch Office all day Monday, Nov. 23 for the convenience of new applicants and renewal drivers. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage) Postal Carriers Take Path With Honesty & Devotion . Mrs. Allen ; Perry, Tipton County Welfare Director, released figures on Food Stamp Pro-, gram for the month of October, 1970 with comparative figures from 1969: An increase was shown in the number of participants which was partially due to migrant participation in the program and also the present strike situation. Walter Miller, cashier of the Food Stamp Program, gave his report Monday to Welfare Board. The following statistics were released today for October, 1970: Participation, 28 public assistance cases with 105 in the household; 85 non-assistance cases with 346 in the household and 11 general assistance cases with 40 in the household. Total sales for October 1970 compared with October 1969 were cash received $3,953 (1969- $2,021.50); bonus stamps, $4,816.30 (1969- $1,043.50) with coupons issued $8,770 (1969- $3065). The total number of families on strike which have participated in the Food Stamp Program to date is 47 cases with 213 in the household. Grand total of sales from December 1966 to October 31,1970 was cash received, $120,186.15; bonus stamps, $85,002.85 with coupons issued in amount of $205,189. Total participation in 1969 was 31 public assistance cases, and 20 non-assistance cases with 51 participants compared with 39 (Continued on page six) New Law to Benefit Disabled Veterans Break-in At Golf Course At least two burglars broke into the Tipton Golf Course Club House Friday 1 a.m. and took more than $50 in cash and had a box of sport clothes packed and eligible for GI loan benefits and J. C. Robison, Director of the Veterans Administration Regional Office in Indianapolis, said veterans totally and permanently disabled by service - connected disabilities will find it considerably easier to obtain "wheel chair homes" under provisions of a new law. These are veterans who are Openings Available For! NCO Candidates Sergeant Gary N. Biroth, local U. S. Army recruiter, announced today that several openings exist for qualified young men in the Non-commissioned Officer Candidate Course. This is a special option offered enlistees who wish to attain non-commissioned officer rank and status in a relatively short period of time. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or a valid GED certificate, be of good moral character and be recommended by the NCO Leadership Board. The prospective candidate must also achieve satisfactory scores on certain Army aptitude tests and the Officer Qualification Inventory. If the applicant meets these qualifications he can be enlisted for the Non-commissioned Offi­ cer Candidate Course under the 130-day delayed enlistment program and return home to await his reporting date. Sergeant Biroth said this enables successful applicants tore- turn home for the Christmas and New Year holidays before having to report on active duty. Full particulars may be had by contacting the Army Recruiting Station at 216 N. Buckeye, Kokomo, Ind., Ph. 4523059. Phil Hoke, postmaster of Tipton Post Office, gave a review of the workings of the local post office Tuesday for Rotary Club members at the Bowl-O-Drome. In his review, Mr. Hoke pointed out that mail carriers are devoted to their occupation and take an oath to be honest in carrying out their responsibilities. "The post office is no ordinary building," stated Mr. Hoke, "perhaps no building is more intimately related to the lives of all the people of a community than the post office. By reason of the work that goes on there, friendships are maintained, business transacted, families united. This building measures the heart beat of Tipton. Through its doors will pass messages of joy and happiness, sadness and grief, information and education, business and commerce. Without it, what would we do," He questioned. Hoke stated, "I doubt very much whether any service, public or private, operating on so large a scale as the postal service has a comparable record of honesty in dealing with the public's property or of faith- fulness to duties." This building serves a mighty purpose; the exchange of ideas and information. No nation his ever achieved greatness without a strong dependable postal system. Without it, this nation could not remain united, and our. economy would collapse. (Think back to the recent strike in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and some of the other large cities), he explained. Hoke remarked that, "when you walk into the post office and see the battered, gray canvas bag full of mail, it is as mundane and common place a thing as I can imagine. And yet, what concerns it contains, life and death, love and hate, success and failure, drama, romance, tragedy, comedy." They are all, in that bag. The serious and frivolus. The important and the inconsequential. News to gladden and news to sadden. 'All brought with equal impartiality to the designated receipient and all carried in undistinguished mail (hopefully) that gray bag. , • . The incoming mail load consists of 65 percent arrivingfrom 5:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.; 15 percent between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and 20 percent arriving between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The post near a door for probable loading onto a vehicle when frightened away by patrolling officers. Tipton City Police officers aided by Sheriff Verl Grimme and Deputy Everett Graham gave chase on two subjects in the dark and rainy night time conditions. The subject's vehicle was wrecked near the site and has been confiscated. A warrant will be issued for the arrest of the two. Entrance into the Golf building was made through a window. The Atlanta Town Marshall assisted through radio communications by getting vehicle descriptions and numbers. ' i (Continued on page six) Know Your Government who need specially adapted housing with such special fixtures as ramps or movable facilities. "Under the new law (PL 91506)," Robison noted, "the VA is authorized to make direct loans to veterans eligible for specially adapted housing in any part of the country." Previously, this type of loan was; available only in rural or small town areas -- in places where financing was difficult or impossible to obtain. , Robison added that VA approved 589 grants for these "wheel chair homes" during fiscal year 1970, and nearly 11,000 since 1948. 1 Another provision of the new law allows the VA to pay the costs of remodeling homes of severely disabled veterans eligible for grants for specially adapted housing — provided the cost of remodeling does not exceed $12,500. Before PL 91-506 was enacted, a veteran with a debt-free home could not obtain a grant large enough to cover the cost of remodeling necessary to adapt his home to meet the needs created by his disability. He was limited to a'grant which covered only 50 per cent of the remodeling cost. Robison explained grants for specially adapted housing are available to veterans who served on active military duty since April 20, 1898, and who are entitled to receive service - connected compensation for permanent and total disability, due to specific disabling conditions. Commissioners Responsible for County Business Administration Property Transfers Welcome Interlude The last of a series of ten musical interlude programs will be Saturday at "Presbyterian Church from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m. Guest organist will be Mrs. Loren Coombs of Kokomo. Mrs. Coombs is the organize and choir director at St. John's Lutheran Church in Kokomo. The program is open to the public. The church officials reported that the musical programs will be started again in the early spring. Ray D. Shupperd et ux, Jimmy Comstock et ux, 11-14-70, No. 8974, In Lot 702, Tipton 2nd Addition. Estel Legg et ux, Jean La Rue Barnes, W-D, 11-17-70, No. 8953 In Lots 4-5-6, Block 3, Hobbs. M.N. Hobbs 2nd Addition. Harold Wayne Shaffner et ux, Harold L. Roberts et ux, W-D, 11-17-70, No. 8459, In lot 5, Kempton, Stilwell Subdivision. William Edwin Hannah et ux, Marion B. Wittkamper, et ux, WD, 11-18-70, No. 8962, Pt. NE4, Section £-31, 21-22, 6, 6., 13,13. Daniel Carl Delph et ux ( Tipton Building and Loan Association, W-D, 11-18-70, No. 8964, In Lot 1, Windfall, DeWitt's Green Acres Plot. William Overholser et ux, Grace.I. Horner; W-D, 11-18-70,/ No. 8964, In Lot 1, Windfall, DeWitt's Green Acres Plot. CHAR JABBER, EAST PAKBTAN: Survivors file past body of victim Of cyclone-tidal wave in flooded field here. Nations around the world have pitched in to help the stricken peoples of East Pakistan as they turned their attend November 18 from burying the dead to trying to save their hungry and disease-threatened survivors. The official death toll stood at 53,000 with authorities warning 1 it might be another two weeks before any kind of accurate picture Is known. UPI RADIO PHOTO junior if high foCt Cloud type - Nimbb Stratus] Present temperature - 43 Maximum temperature - 58 Minimum temperature - 42 Wind Direction - West Wind Velocity - 6 mph Relative Humidity - 81% Precipitation - ^8 Barometer Reading - 29.531 falling Forecast - Rain or snow Editors Note: . Local government is the County Court House with a clock in its tower, the City Hall on Jefferson street, the National Guard Armory on Independence street or the public school system. Of course government is more than a public building, and it is more than a book of laws or a tax return. It is more also than the myriad of tangible things which would come to mind should a person sit down and attempt to list how government affects him directly. The government is you -- it is in the hands of the people and for this reason, the people should understand the workings of their government. Otherwise, the direction their government takes... at state, county and local levels . . .may not truely reflect the will of the people. The government machine is refueled on each prescribed election day by the votes of the people. Hundreds of qualified voters fail to vote on election days and so those who do vote regularly, wield much more influence in the choice of public officials than they would if voting was exercised by all who are qualified. The second of a series of articles which will run for the next several weeks explaining the county and city government and responsibilities of the officeholders. ..:!.' • • . . ; ' j • Each county is governed by a board of three county commissioners elected from separate commissioner districts, on the basis of the vote of the 'county as a whole. In other words, the General Assembly imposes a residence qualification upon a prospective commissioner that he reside in a certain district power of eminent domain, but requires that he be elected 6. Performlngcertainelection by a majority vote of the entire functions Including theestablish- county. - ment of precincts, the providing The terms of office of county of polling places and the necess- commissioners are four years on a staggered basis. In general, the Board of County Commissioners is responsible for the administration of all county business. The commissioners may enact ordinances to meet local conditions and exercise other authority vested in the board bjt the legislature. Commissioners' salary in Tipton County is $2530, based upon population and assessed valuation. In addition, the commissioners may receive for their services as ex officio members of the County Drainage Board not to exceed $25 per day or major part of a day devoted to the work of such board. General Functions The functions of the Board of County Commissioners are: 1. Controlling, maintaining and supervising county property including courthouse, the asylums, hospitals, library, jail, and the equipment and facilities incident thereto. 2. Auditing and authorizing of claims against the county. 3. Receiving of bids and authorization of contracts with the county. 4. Supervising of construction and maintenance of roads and bridges including the power to establish a cumulative building or sinking fund to provide funds for the~ building and repair of bridges, establish county highway right of way widths, and to authorize the preparation of maps of county roads and the installation of signs showing the names or numbers of county roads in counties where there is no County Plan Commission to exercise this authority. 5. Exercising the county's ary equipment. . 7. Appointing county officials as authorized by law, including the filling of vacancies in case of death or disqualification of certain elective officers. 8. Preparing that part of the annual budget over which county commissioners exercise direct control. 9. Serving, with the county surveyor, as members of the County Drainage Board. 10. Altering of township boundaries and the filling of vacancies in township offices. 11. Making recommendation to the County Council as to the a(Continued on page six) Commissioners Edgar Weismiller, Walter Schulenburg and Roy Watson are elected officials to serve as members of Tipton County Board of Commissioners to assume the responsibility of administering county business. Their duties, responsibilities and obligations are many and varied. They exercise authority vested in the Board by the legislature. (Staff photo by Eldon Cage)

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