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December 7, 1970

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KA7.-JLD J. BUSTOa ASJ - J .-I7E3 ASSISTANT •INDIANA- STATS LIBRARY I.iDia.MAPOLIS, INDIANA VOLUME 76, NO. 55 THE TIFTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 197 (1 10$ PER COPY ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4. 1895. AT POST OFFICE IN TIPTON. INDIANA SECOND * £ * * HARBOR DAY *1 Test of A Nation On this anniversary of Pearl Harbor, we recall with sadness the brave men who gave their lives. But, we remember with pride how a great nation stood the test of terrible struggle. May America it unity continue to preserve our freedom. • • • PEARL HARBOR (VPV Ths rusted, sunken battleship USS Arizona still rests on the bottom of the harbor here — a reminder of the attack 29 years ago. today by 353 Japanese warplanes that opened World; War II for the United States, The U.S. Navy held no official ceremony to commemorate the 2,409 Americans killed, in the attack, but survivors were to attend olpmn rif.-s-* iw which floral wreaths are placed on the water at the USS Arizona Memorial. The memorial, which has a low "center to symbolize the sagging spirits on Dec. 7,1941, and high sides to show the rise of the United States afterward, sits above the battleship's rusted hulk. Navy spokesmen said the military has no official ceremony on Dec, 7 because all the nation's war dead are honored on Memorial Day. The Arizona Memorial has been visited this ysar by more than 300,000persons,including thousands of tourists from Japan. Plaques, pictures and guides tell the story of the sunny Sunday morning nearly three decades ago. The attack started at 7:55 a.m., Hawaii time, as 353 Japanese warplanes armed with bombs, torpedoes ' and bullets swooped over the harbor and. nearby airfields in wave upon wave. As the bombs fell and American fighting ships exploded, flaming oil spread across the water and the giant harbor became an inferno. Of 2,409 Americans killed, more than 2,000 were sailors and more than half of them were aboard the Arizona. Eighteen of 45 U.S. warships were destroyed or badly crippled. Only 38 of 394 American planes got off the ground and 10 of those were shot down. (Continued on page six) Postmaster Urges Early Mailing Due To Pending Strike Tipton postmaster Phil Hoke today urged immediate mailing of all Christmas cards, parcels and other holiday mail as a safeguard in event of a national railroad strike. Mr. Hoke said that the early mailing of Christmas mail this year will give customers "added assurance of delivery in time for the holidays." Winton Blount, Postmaster General, announced that in view of the pending nation-wide rail strike tentatively scheduled to begin shortly after midnight, Wednesday, December 10— during the period that holiday mail customarily begins climbing to its peak. "We continue to be hopeful that there will be no strike," Postmaster General Blount said. "If a strike does occur, we will utilize every alternative mode of transportation available to move as much mail as possible." "However," he said, "I would be remiss if I did not strongly urge mailers'to deposit out-of- town Christmas cards and packages immediately to insure that the rail strike—if one occurs— does not prevent delivery by Christmas Day." Six Children Die In Fire NEW ALBANY, Ind. (UPI>The charred bodies of six small children were removed Sunday from the gutted remains of a fire-ravaged apartment house here. Three children of > the, Guy Knowland family and three more of the Kenneth Edwards family perished in the one- story, frame structure when flames engulfed it about 4 a.m. Dr. Daniel Cannon, Floyd County Coroner, ident fied the three Knowland children as Sharon, 3, Theresa, 2, and Guy Lee, one month. Dr. Daniel said the three Edwards children were John, 4, Thomas,- 2, and James, 10 moths. Both fathers were away from home when the fire hitn and the mothers managed to flee the house. Linda Knowland and Betty Edwards, the mothers, were unable to aid their children trapped in the house. Dr. Daniels said another i woman arid child also may have fled the structure to safety.- Fire Chief Wayne Kron said in 27 years with the department he had aever seen a worse New Albany disaster, in terms of loss of human lives. Moose District Meeting Friday The vice president of the Fourth District of the Indiana Moose Association announces the December meeting to be at Noblesville, on December 11, at 8 p.m. No speaker this night so it will be a short meeting. This is the last meeting before the ' 1 Barky Banquet" at the Indianapolis Hilton on December 12. CLASS POSTAGE AT TIPTON, INDIANA 46072 News Media Intervenes For Murder Victims' Family TULSA, Okla. (UPI) - Frank Stephens, an all-night service station attendant, was kid­ naped, robbed and murdered last week, leaving his 23-yeaj- old wife and three children with a stack of utility bills and no money to pay them. j In spite of the circumstances', tte Water Department cut off service to the family's modest home. "Man, don't you have a heart?" a friend pleaded to the utility company. "There's three kids out there and their father was murdered today." The Water Department said it was "tied by rules and regulations and nothing could be done." . - Newspaper Meets Resistance Racial Tensions Evident In State Penal Institutions Weekend Maneuvers — (L-R) Tipton National Guard Specialists Vic Brown, Mike Goodman, Roy Greene and Ron Henry finishing KP work at Tipton Armory Sunday afternoon following 130 .Guardsmen chow line for the noon meal of this December's Weekend Maneuvers. A Christmas Tree was installed at the armory and in a way the Guards celebrated the chow as their military Christmas dinner. Tod, 36 of the Guardsmen led by Sgt. Bill Cunningham walked to the First Presbyterian Church for Sunday morning Services of The Rev. Roy Cunningham. Since the guards will have weekend activities once each month, they will voluntarily attend services at one of Tipton's churches during the Sunday Morning Worship. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage) INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) - The director of the Indiana Civil] Rights Commission said Saturday racial tensions exist in all penal institutions just as they do in society. Lee Crean was the first witness appearing before the Indiana advisory committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Crean said "cacjal tension does exist in all of our institutions, just as in society, and Eisenhower Scholarship Committee Explains Goals Members of the Planning Committee of the Eisenhower Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc., met recently inBloomington, Indiana, to discuss Immediate and long range goals of this newly- created organization, whose purpose is to discover and assist worthy young people and to educate them during their college years in the patriotic arid .spiritual ideals exemplified by President Eisenhower. At present the Scholarship Committee is studying and evaluating the applications for the Essay Contest which are coming in from all over the state. A group of qualified men and women—highly regarded in both academic and professional circles—have consented to serve as preliminary Judges to select the 18 to 20 best papers which will be read by a distinguished panel of judges whose names will be announced in the near future. This first year, seven scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded the winners for study during the first semester of1971- 72, at the following institutions: Anderson College, Butler University, Franklin College, Hanover College, Rose Polytechnic Institute, Tri-State College, and Eisenhower College in Seneca Falls, New York. The six Indiana colleges and universities participating in the Dwig'nt D. Eisenhower Memorial Scholarship program have expressed their enthusiasm for the scholarship awards and say they will be pleased to accept qualified scholarship winners. Seven $1,000 scholarships are to be awarded to Indiana students through the Eisenhower Scholarship Foundation, which was established this year. Six, of the seven scholarships will be awarded at the following Indiana schools:' Anderson, Butler, Hanover, Rose Polytechnic, and Tri-State. More than -160 Indiana high school seniors have submitted applications to compete for the scholarships, according to Ssr!> es Tarzian, Bloomington and Indianapolis industrialist and chairman of the Eisenhower Memorial Scholarship Foundation. . Those students who became eligible for an Eisenhower scholarship by making an application (Cmntinued on page six) Santa Clous Hours Listed Santa Claus will be in his home on the courthouse lawn during the following hours: Friday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. December 21 and 22nd from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and December 23rd from 1p.m. to 6 p.m. December 24, the hours will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tipton Businessmen's Association are presenting all merchants and employees with badges thanking people for shopping in Tipton. They are also responsible for the lovely Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn and Santa Claus* visit to Tipton. Tipton Street Department erected the Santa Claus house and the Light Department crew set up the tree and hung the colorful Christmas decorations in town. Fiddles Amid Bombings In Vietnam 9 ^"35t Rubinoff has just returned from an extensive Concert Tour of the fighting front at Vietnam. He described his most exciting and thrilling experience: the playing of the Warsaw Concerto to the ear splitting and roaring planes at the fighting front. "My biggest surprise," the maestro said, was the wild en thusiasm our hard boiled fighting boys displayed after each selection in contrast to the Concert going audience in Carnegie Hall 1 never realized that my Stradivarius meant so much to the men of the battle front. There were interludes of heart-throbbing sadness in response to the touching melodies of the Sound of Music. And the change of mood to the rollicking laughter and applause in response to the amusing arrangement of the T.V. commercials from the States known as "And Now a Word froni Your Sponsors." The Maestro took particular pride that his only son, Lt. Rubin Rubinoff was assigned to serve as his aide during his Tour, Rubinoff, who has played in the White House for four presidents, Hoover, Roosevelt (4 times), Eisenhower and Kennedy, quoted the late President John F. Kennedy as saying: "The richest child is poor without musical knowledge." After an open air concert at the Chicago Grant Park that attracted 225,000 listeners (one of the largest audiences to at tend a concert in the United States) at which Rubinoff was soloist with the Chicago Philharmonic, the Chicago Herald-Examiner concluded its front page highly laudatory criticism as follows: He is a dynamic personality that sets audiences on fire!" Today he is beloved by millions through his radio and concert appearances. Born in Russia, played a miniature violin at the age of 5, and was known as the wonder child. At 14, he was a graduate of the Warsaw Conservatory. Victor Herbert's early recognition of his talents helped to launch him on his career. John Philip Sousa first introduced him to school assemblies. Will Rogers inspired him, not only to play for students, but to lecture as well. Rubinoff will appear in Tipton, sponsored by the local Lions Club, Thursday at 8:15 p.m. at Tipton High School gymnasium. Proceeds will be used for community service benefit. that it complicates many other efforts at improvement." Crean said both the legislative and executive branches of government must work to improve the correctional problem. He said it was - the executive branch's responsibility not only . to' protect society from criminals, but also to help inmates rehabilitate themselves. Indiana State Prison Warden Russell Lash said that prisons have both good and bad points. He said inmates live under bet* ter conditions than 60 per cent of the world's population, eat better meals than many of the prison's correctional officers and receive good medical attention. The hearing into racial conditions in Indiana penal institutions originally was scheduled just prior to the Nov. 3 election: However, it was postponed after Governor Whitcomb refused to permit state officials to attend. Whitcomb charged Sen. Vance Hartke, D^Ind., would try to make a "political arena" out of the meeting just before the election. Whitcomb had refused to allow Hartke. to tour the state prison at that time but said he would be welcome after the election. Police Report Lell D. Perrin, 37 of Elwood was charged with reckless driving, driving under the influence, and public intoxication Sunday 2 a.m. by Sheriff's personnel and City Police personnel following apprehension on Ind. 28 east of Tipton. Perrin was taken to the County Jail to await arraign- . ment. The city's morning newspaper — the Tulsa Daily World — heard about the situation and called Water Commissioner Anthony Keating and Department Superintendent John H. Wheatley, but met with more resistance. "We have 110,000 meters in Tulsa and the first part of this month the delinquent accounts amounted to over $100,000," Wheatley said. "This is" absolutely routine." Finally, though, Wheatley changed his mind and had the water service restored. Stephens was alone on the graveyard shift at the service station Thursday when the armed robbers struck. They took his wallet and $100 from the station. They drove Stephens to a dirt road 12 miles east of the city, pistol-whipped him and shot (Continued on page six) N & R Appoints Tipton Assistant Trainmaster The appointments of Ralph E. Pellegrini as assistant trainmaster for Norfolk and Western Railway at Tipton, and of S.C. Tobias as assistant trainmaster at Brewster, Ohio, have been announced by M.E.Bowman,' general manager of N&W's Lake Region. Pellegrini has been assistant trainmaster at Canton, Ohio, will be replacing William Bi was recently transferred toRo noke, Va., as assistant manager of operating rules. Tobias^ been assistant roadniaster at Chillicothe, Ohio. junior high eather Cloud type - Cumulus, Present temperature - 22 Maximum temperature - Z£ Minimum temperature - 14 Wind Direction - Southwest Wind Velocity - 2 mph Relative Humidity - 68% Precipitation - 0 Barometer Reading - 30.44 rising Forecast - Fair Local Lutherans Sponsor TV Show "Christmas Is" Little Visitors— Twenty-six Knlghtstown Home boys and girls at the Tipton American Legion Home Sunday afternoon getting ready to greet Santa Claus and hoping for gifts (all did receive nice gifts). Each of the pupils were sponsored by a Tipton family, taken to the Tipton home at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, some went to church and then all bad a Christmas dinner witji the sponsoring family before being brought back to the Tipton Legion Home for the Yule program and gifts. This has been an annual project of the Tipton American Legion and Auxiliary for 30 years. Mrs. Zema Clouse was chairman of the Auxiliary project this year. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage) Tipton Men's Club of Lutheran Layman's League have worked throughout the year as a special project sponsored by 166 Emanuel Lutheran Churches. Because of their deep concern over the lack of spiritual growth, the church group has scheduled a nationwide television show entitled, "Christmas Is" which will be viewed Thursday on WFBM- TV at 7:30 p.m. by over 60,000 persons. Hans Conrad will be the key performer and Grammy Award winner, Jim Haskell will sing the Christmas songs on the show which will be a live performance. Tipton president, Gene Dov- ersberger and other members of the Men's Club urged local citizens to tune in and watch the outstanding show. PrOUd Moment- Mike Renie, former Tipton High School great in four sports and now a Junior at' Purdue University, holding the game football which he kicked 47 yards through the goal posts for a ntw -Purdue University Field Goal record against Iowa October 17, 1970. The field goal sparked the Boilermakers to victory 24-3 in the Big Ten Battle, m addition Mike kicked three extra points in the Iowa game, with only three days notice that he was replacing teammate Jeff Jones at the kicking spot. The Spaulding official game football has inscribed with Gold and Black lettering over the white background, "Voted to Mike Renie Purdue 24-Iowa 3, Oct. 17, 1970." This vote was by his Purdue teammates. Mike is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Renie of Tipton and is the brother of two other Tipton and Butler University greats, Tim Renie and Tom Renie. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage)

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