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K .ir .JLD J. 3URT0M A H J -i I.'£S ASSISTANT I., JI AN A 3 TATS LIBRAR'f I:iJlA\A ?JLI3, INDIANA VOLUME 76, NO. 56 THE TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4. 1895. AT POST OFFICE IN TIPTON. INDIANA TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1970 SECOND CLASS POSTAGE AT TIPTON, INDIANA 46072 4-H Youth Honored At Achievement Program Quality Adults Exemplify Leadership To 4-H Youth Best Achievement- Walter Clary, area extension agent, congratulates Mike Smith who received a savings \ bond from Federal Land Bank for test individual achievement during 1970. The bond was presented by John Kellum on behalf of the company Monday night at the annual 4-H Achievement-Awards program at the 4 -H and Community Building. Burr) (Staff Photo by Vi Clearer thinking...greater loyalty...larger service and better living are the challenges accepted by 4-H members as they strive daily to serve their club, community and country. These members and their club leaders work hard together to become better, individuals through giving of themselves for the betterment of society. In this manner of giving, they are rewarded with stronger qualities of leadership, skills and knowledge. In honor of all Tipton County 4-H members and their devoted leaders, an Awards Achievement program was held last night at the 4-H and Community Building. Family, friends and interested citizens united together to celebrate the year's achievements in 4-H work. A pitch-in dinner was enjoyed by approximately 175 persons prior to the awards presentation. Chosen selections were played by Julia Tucker during the piano, prelude. {Catherine Legg gave J the invocation and Linda Harper led the 4-H members, parents and friends as they repeated the flag salute, 4-H pledge and creed. Bernard Zauss, master of ceremonies welcomed all to an evening of award presentations and entertainment. This welcome^, was accepted by Michael Mitchel, president of the junior leader organization. One of the highlights of the evening was 'group singing* led by Mr. Marvin Myers of Purdue, accompanied on the piano, by Mrs. Wni. Walton. Mr. Myers encouraged the junior leaders to come forth and sing some songs familiar to all 4-Hers, they were joined by some of the adult leaders in' singing well known Christmas Carols. "Away In A Manger," performed by all the young ones in the audience was a pleasure for the singers as well as the listeners. Audience . participation was requested by Mr. Myers for numerous Christmas Carols ending the program of the evening" with "God Bless America," and I'Silent Night." During the program, Miss Ruth Wimer, area extension agent, applauded the parents of 4-Hers "who guide their children and cooperate with the 4-H program. She also gave bouquets to the leaders of the clubs who "keep their shoulders to the wheel" working together in a united effort. "It is leaders who accept the challenge ahead that aids in developing many worthwhile citizens of tomorrow," she added. Of the many awards presented, Tipton Daily Tribune presented $25 checks to the outstanding Girls 4-H and Boys 4-H clubs. Receiving the outstanding recognition was the Cicero East Side Jr. Club and Prairie Girls Club. Mike Smith and Wyndham Traxler were awarded savings bonds from Eastern Indiana Production Credit for best overall Achievement during 1970. Dennis Henderson and Amy Rockwell were named Lions Club Award winners for best overall achievement. Jeff Newcom was named top swine judge and individual high winner on the livestock judging team. He was presented trophies by Ralph Bishop. (Continued on page six) Ireland Attacks Notice Adult Illiteracy Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bishop extend congratulations to Jeff Newcom who received the top swine judge trophy Monday night. Newcom also received a plaque for high individual in livestock judging. The awards were presented by Mr. Bishop, president of Tipton County Livestock Breeders Association. (Staff Photo by Vi Burr) The Tipton Postoffice lobby and windows will be open to the public six days each week from 8 a.m. to S p.m. through Thursday December 24, John Bath, Assistant Postmaster reported. : This schedule is for the convenience of the public during the Christmas mailing and receiving period. Too, the lobby and lock boxes will be available on Sunday afternoons at the designated hours. Following the Christmas schedule the hours will revert to the former schedule with no window service during Saturday afternoon. Again all postal authorities are urging persons to mail packages and letters early. Removal of Schjool Aid Proposed for Tax Relief INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) - The 12th annual conference of the Association of Indiana Counties began Monday with officials from all of the state's 92 counties attending. Richard L. Eckerle, Jasper president of the AIC, was the keynote speaker. He told the county officials restoration of confidence in local government and local control in meeting problems faced by residents of individual communities should be one of the future goals of all governmental units. The meeting will include election of new officers, panel discussions and a luncheon talk Wednesday by WUliam R. MacDougald, executive director of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. Eckerle outlined some of the legislative proposals expected to be backed by the Association of Indiana Counties in the 1971 Legislature. Several were concerned with property tax relief. He said one means "of providing local property tax relief could be accomplished by a re­ moving from property taxes a major portion of local school financing and finance local school construction and teachers' salaries from a broader based tax such as a sales tax and a corporate net income tax. Another means suggested by Eckerle was to allow the counties using their own employes and equipment to "perform the small construction and maintenance projects of under $30,000 estimated cost instead of the $20,000 restriction now required. (Continued on page six) By DONAL O'HIGGINS DUBLIN (UPI6 -Ireland, once renowned as the isle of saints and scholars, is now undertaking a crash program to tackle illiteracy. A government commission has just published a startling report on the subject, but 10 out of every 100 Irish adults won't be able to read it. The 10 per cent suffer from "functional illiteracy" in the republic, defined as the inability to cope with the ordinary functions of living which require a knowledge of reading and writing. The commission, which was asked to survey Ireland's adult education facilities, found that one of every 10 Irishman was unable to understand advertisements, warning signs and notices or to write letters and complete forms. Only Touehes Surface And the commission made it clear it had only touched the surface of the problem. "Conditions are probably very much worse than generally realized," it warned. The commission found the literacy level low in the nation's work force in industry, matched by workers in the farming community. "It has been submitted to us," the commission said, "that the level of literacy and numeracy is so low among many of the working population that promotion, even to minor Price-Support Loans Available On Tipton County Farm Products Price-support loans are offered through the County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) Office on several farm commodities produced in Tipton County, according to Carl Retherford, Chairman of the County ASC Committee. Included are: wheat, corn, soybeans, oats, rye and barley. Application for price-support loans primarily serve as an aid to farmers in marketing their crops commercially. "By using the loan, producers can market their crops at a later and probably more advantageous time than at the peak of harvest," he said. If a producer has not marketed his crop by the time the loan matures, be may pay off the loan in cash or by turning ownership of the commodity; over to the Commodity Credit Corporation. Currently, a high percentage of price-support loans are redeemed by producers before their loan mature. The ASC Committee Chairman pointed out that loans on Wheat, Corn and Barley are made only to producers who participated In the 1970 Wheat and Feed Grain Programs. "These producers agreed to limit acreage production of their program crops In order to be eligible for price- support loans and other program benefits," he explained. For other commodities such as Soybeans, Oats, and Rye, price- support loans are available to all producers. Retherford said loans are made available on storable crops which are designated by the Secretary of Agriculture as eligible, for price-support. "It is a credit program designed to help stabilize farm Income and marketing," he said. Producers who have obtained price-support loans on 1970-crop corn stored on their farms are being urged to check on the condition of the corn at frequent intervals, particularly in areas affected by the corn leaf blight. Carl Retherford, Chairman of the Tipton County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation (ASC) Committee, said the stora- bllity of blight-damaged corn Is still an unanswered question. "We just don't know whether the blight will affect corn in storage or, if it does, to what degree or in what way," he said. He pointed out that if the corn should be delivered to the Commodity Credit Corporation in liquidation of the loan, the' farmer is responsible for the quantity and quality designated when the loan was made. The ASC Committee Chairman also resorted that inspections of blight-damaged corn-under-loan are being made by ASCS loan inspectors within' 60 days from the date of the loan, in addition to regular inspections of farm-stored commodities under price-support loan. Then inspections, however, do not relieve the producer of his basic responsibilities for quantity and quality of the corn. supervisory grades or further training, is virtually impossible for many. •. "We have also been urged to "Vake account of a similar type of functional illiteracy among many farmers and farm workers, although the evidence suggests no such problem exists among . adult females in the rural communities," the commission said. Do Not-Practice Lsarning Commission Chairman Con Murphy blamed much of the functional \ illiteracy on the failure of Irishmen to build on or even practice what they had learned in school. But he did hot think the school leaving age of 14 was an important factor in contributing to semi-literacy. "It is more the failure of young people fo practice what they learned during their schooling, to keep abreast with the changing pattern ..of the language," he said. . The commission called for a permanent council of adult education to tackle the problem, and suggested a "Mr. Afult Education" should be appointed for every 100,000 of the population. His job would be to coordinate the work in his area. j Roaming Dogs Kill 30 Hogs More than 30 dogs have been killed on the Osto Jarrett Farm in Northern Tipton County during the past two days and nights and many more sows and hogs have been injured on other farms according to a report from the Tipton County Sheriffs Office. Jarrett \ said the . dog packs range from 10 to 20 dogs of the German Police type and that the dogs are vicious with hogs and sheep, cornering the animals and then taking big chunks of flesh from their bodies.: Where the dogs come from is not known and where they recede to in the daytime after night-time forays has not .been discovered, but Tipton County Deputy Sheriff Robert McFarland and the farmers in the affected vicinity have stated that they are "Declaring War on the loose dogs, as the dogs are not only dangerous to livestock, but also very dangerous to human lives." , Any person seeing more than one dog going across properties should notify enforcement officers immediately, by stating the number of dogs, the location, whose property and the direction the dogs are traveling. Tribune Award Winners - Members of Cicero East Side Jr. 4 -H Club was awarded the Tipton Tribune Award for best overall club achievement during 1970. Receiving the $25 check from the Tribune were Neil Planalp, vice-president; Randy Boyd, president; Charles Haskett, club leader j Jane Planalp, treasurer and Diana Boyd, secretary. Other Tribune award winners picture on page three. j (Staff Photo by Vi Burr) "Stuttering Sam" Entertains Pioneer Christmas Party Saturday evening, December 5th, Pioneer Corn Company, Incj held their annual employee's | Christmas party at the Tipton County Community Building. Present were close to 400 employees and their wives or husbands from Pioneer's Rushville, Shoes For Kiddies Campaign Underway Shoes For Kiddies program is now underway with a total con-j tributions for this year in the amount of $360. Persons who wish to donate to the campaign may send the money to Shoes For Kiddies, P.O. Box 219, Tipton. Those making contributions include: Mrs. Simon Wolfe, Wishing Well, $5.33; Bridge Girls, $7.00; Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Guenther, $12; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Storms, $6; Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Kinder, $6; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edwards, $5; Mr. and Mrs. Dick Devault, $5; Ross Motor Sales, $12; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Amsbury, $6; Anonymous, $2. • Also Women of the Moose #616, $6; O.A. Beerbower, $2; Mrs. Esther Carter, $6; Mr. and Mrs. Rick Curnutt, $6; Mr. and Mrs. James Paikos, $10; Mr. and Mrs. Nick Paikos, $2; Miss Lidia C. Gomez, $6; S.A. Craig, $6; Mrs. Doris V. Davis, $6; Mr. and Mrs. Seward Bristow, $6; Mr. and Mrs. James Jurney, $6; Carl V. Fishback, $6; Dr. and Mrs. Harold Ericson, $6; Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Kennedy, $6; Mr. and Mrs. George Shortle, $6; Mrs. Ruth Grishaw, $5; Mrs.' Ralph Leatherman, $6; and Mr. George A. Spencer, $12. Also Mr; and Mrs. Ralph Teter, $6; Mr. and Mrs..Fred Greathouse, $3; Mr. and Mrs. John Carney, $6; Anonymous, $6; Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Hobbs, $6; Mr. and Mrs. Carleton Hull, Hanktas Body Shop, $6; Ward Ginn, $6; Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Schmith, $6; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Calhoun, $2; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Huntsinger, $6; Bessie and Clara Smith, $12; Thomas Lan- gan, $6; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Goodman, $18; Dr. and Mrs. J. V. Carter, $12; Flora J. Dickover, $6; Mrs. H.V. Camren, $3; Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Etchison, $6;. and Dr. and Mrs, William Kurtz, $6. Also making contributions include: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Henderson, $6; Mrs. Neva W. Mount, $6; Earl Gunkel, $2; Mr.' and Mrs. Landis Fields Sr., $2; Mr. and Mrs, Don Lankford, $6; Neil Stilwell Family, $6; Dr, W. E. Collins, $6; and Mary N. Pitner, $18. Flora and Tipton, Jndiana production plants, as well as the Home Office, Hy-Line Chicks and Beef Cattle Division.- A delicious Christmas dinner, with all of the trimmings was served by members of St. John's Catholic Church of Tipton. Dinner organ music was furnished by Dale Leininger. The table decorations were arranged by Mrs. Floyd Collins and Mrs. George Leininger. They consisted of candles and large decorated pine cones from Laurinburg, N.C. * Mr. George Leininger, Director of Production, served as Master of Ceremonies. Mr. Leininger introduced company officials and recognized each of the groups present. Company reports' were given by President, Robert J. Woods, Director of Sales, Floyd Collins; Director of Production, George Leininger; Hy-Line Manager, Ned Grayson; and Beef Cattle Division Manager, Robert L. Woods. (Continued on page six) iunior high Matter Cloud type - Cirrus, clear Present temperature - 38 Maximum temperature - 39 Minimum temperature - 28 Wind Direction • South Wind Velocity - 2 mph Relative Humidity - 56.5% Precipitation - 0 Barometer Reading - 30.15 falling Forecast - Increasing clouds, rain Flag Presented (L-R) Lou Ann Taylor, Edee Padgett and Edgar Weismiller standing in front of the newly installed 25 feet high flag pole on the east side of the Tipton Home. Weismiller, a Tipton County Commissioner, accepted the flagpole and 3 feet 5 feet flag for Tipton County from Miss Padgett, Honored Queen of the Tipton Job's Daughters, Bethel No. 28 and Senior Princess Miss Taylor. The Tipton Job's Daughters saw the need for a flag and pole at the Tipton County Home a year ago and began funding projects such as dart throwing booths at the 4-H Fair and Pork Festival to finance the patriotic unit. Cliff Maynard, proprietor of the Maynard Machine Shop, 612 Green St., in Tipton manufactured the unit and installed it In concrete last Saturday. Maynard also makes 18 and 15 feet pole units. Commissioner Weismiller, said he accpeted the unit for the citizens of Tipton County and expressed appreciation to the Job's Daughters for the fine project. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage)

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