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HAROLD J. BUaiOU ARCHIVES ASSISTANT INDIANA STATS LI3RAR INDIANAPOLIS, INDIAN VOLUME 76, NO. .57 THE TIFTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4. 1895. AT POST OFFICE IN TIPTON. INDIANA WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 9, 1970 SECOND .CLASS POSTAGE AT TIPTON. INDIANA 46072 Request Local Support: THS Sunshine Girls Show Co mpassion Towards Appalachia Children 00 Congress Could Delay Pending Rail Strike To help children in Appalachia who need decent school clothing Tipton H.S. Sunshine Society, today appealed to the people of Tipton to participate in the 25th Annual Save the Children Federation's Bundle Days Drive. The high school will serve as the collection center for Bundle Days to be held from now to Dec. 11. American school children collected over 3,000,000 pounds of good used clothing in the 19651966 Bundle Days Drive. The clothing collected is distributed through the 105 Federation clothing centers in Appalachia. "Children in Appalachia need Girl Scout Open House The Wapehani GirlScoutCoun- cil will have an Open House this next Sunday afternoon, Dec. 13, from 2 o'clock until 5 o'clock at its new office facility at the intersection of State Roat 67 and Road 800 West in Delaware County near Daleville. Mem-' bers of the Council with their families, as well as the general public, are invited to view, the new quarters. Members of the Board of Directors will act as hostesses for the event. The Wapehani Council is a United Fund agency serving Girl Scouting in the counties of Tipton, Grant, Blackford, Jay, Randolph, Henry, Delaware and Madison. The Council headquarters formerly was in Daleville where office space had been leased for the last ten years. When the area coverage of the Council was formed in 1956, its first office facility was in Anderson. During the last ten years, the Council has had a steady growth in membership, serving girl members seven through seventeen years in the eight counties. It has grown from 1960 with a girl membership of 5,559 girls to its present girl, membership of 10,355 girls. It has experienced an annual increase of 6.4% during this ten-year period. Adult membership currently is 1,704 persons. The new GirlScout office facility is being rented from Robert G. Taylor, contractor of Daleville. His office and several other offices are included in the fed brick building with white columns, which faces the Middletown Road. The Girl Scout office entrance faces Road 67. There is parking space around three sides of the building. Included are 2,160 square feet of space all on one level with electric heat and air conditioning. This space is partitioned (Continued on page six) an education if they are to make a better life for themselves. They need warm, durable clothes to wear to school. I hope that our students will participate in this children-to-children giving," said "Mrs. Robert Lett, cosponsor of Sunshine Society. "I also appeal to groups and organizations to send or bring clean, wearable shoes, coats, dresses, and suits, for children and adults, to Tipton High school during Bundle Days," she added. Founded in 1932, Save the Children Federation, international child welfare organization of Norwalk, Connecticut, helps children and their families in the United States and in many countries abroad through a sponsor­ ship program, an international self-help scholarship fund and the annual used clothing collection. The Federation is registered with the U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid and is a member of the International Union for Child Welfare. "Clothing For Appalachian Speak of the teenage clothing problem in many American communications today and you're talking about the' current fad for short skirts, tight-hipped slacks and boots. For the school children of Appalachia, the clothing problem is a far more serious matter. Hundreds of youngsters (Continued on page six) Cm M 9 ccnca inn Tri-Central Lists School Honor Roll Caring For Others Joy Jackson and Sue Carter, Tipton High School students and members of the Sunshine Society with "Save The Children" Federation Bundles for needy Children. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage) By DONALD FIN LEY WASHINGTON (UPI>-Railroad union officials say Congress could delay a nationwide rail strike set for midnight tonight by granting workers a temporary pay increase. . 'Unless Congress and the unions reach such a compromise, a strike appeared inevitable, with union leaders promising to defy Congress and the courts and go to jail if necessary to uphold "our basic right to strike." A final labor-management negotiating session broke off at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, - * and no others were scheduled. House and-Senate committees were meeting today to consider legislation to extend at least 45 days the deadline for a strike the Nixon administration said would shut down much of the country's' heavy industry, disrupt Christmas mail, and lead to shortages of consumer goods. C. L. Dennis, president of the O Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks, one of four unions involved, first said Tuesday his men would walk out no matter what action the government took. Moratorium Acceptable But after testifying before the House Commerce Committee, Dennis said a strike moratorium "might be acceptable if a temporary pay increase was included. The trend in similar, situa­ tions, however, has been for rail workers to stage wildcat walkouts even after union officials called off the strike. With Christmas mail now building to its peak, the U.S. Postal Service said it would embargo all longdistance mail except first class, air mail and air parcel post in the event of a rail strike. Much long distance first class mail already goes by air and this would be the prime (Continued on page nine) Five Killed Today In Head-on Collision Police-Fire-Reports The Honor Roll for the second six weeks period for Tri-Central High School is as follows: ^eniors: Jan Bohlander, Joyce Cox, Ben Edmonds, Martin Funkhouser, Stanley Hanesworth, Sandra Lange, Kathy Legg, Fran Lewis, David Savage, JohnSears, Max Simpson, Yonda Upchurch, and Rita Zauss. Juniors: Connie Franklin, Kathy Funkhouser, Julia^ Heater, Terry Lykins, Teri Mason, Jeff Modisett, Justin Shuck, Cathy Stroup, and Dick Warren.- Sophomores: Pam Barr. Don­ ald Davis, Elizabeth Frazee, Amy Harlow, Jeff Hariow, Janet Hanesworth, Elaine Higgins, Teresa Honchell, Susan McCombs, Junette Moeller, Martha Renie, Melody Romack, Cathy Schroll, Teresa Schwierman. Freshmen: Carol Bettge, Diane Brewer, Connie Brumfiel.-Karla Cannon, Bryan . DeWitt, Krista Flick, Daniel Glesicke, Dennis Graves, Jim Harding, Brian Harlow, Lana Heater, Ken Helms, Gae Henderson, Sandy Hurlock, Keu joyner, v Dottie Keoppell, Darlene Lundy, Jan Schroll and Doug Stroup. Youth Jailed Fort Theft Charles Hendrickson, 17, Anderson was arrested by city police and placed in Tipton County jail on theft charges Tuesday at 10:15 p.m. According to the report, the youth was suspected of taking money from the cash register at the Bowl-O-Drome. He was arrested in the 200 Block of East Jefferson street.^ Shot Reported Irle Bridge, Tipton resident reported to the Tribune Wednesday morning'tnat a mysterious gunshot Tuesday 9:30 p.m. went through the screen of his Konkle Applauds School Bus Safe Driving Record INDIANAPOLIS ( U P I ) -. More than half of the school Former Tipton Youth Arrested On Drug Charge Phil Welches, former Tipton resident, was arrested in Elwood Tuesday night and held on illegal drug violation charges. The arrest was made following an intensive investigation by State Police, Madison County Sheriffs Department and Elwood Police department. Further details were not available at press time. buses inspected this fall by state troopers needed repairs, State Police Supt. Robert K. Konkle said in a statement Tuesday. Konkle said repairs were ordered for 4,000 of the 7,875 buses inspected by the troopers. Konkle said he favored school bus inspection twice a year, once in January in accord with the annual motor vehicle inspection program, and once in the fall by state troopers. "The decision to include school buses in the regular inspection program rests with the state school bus committee under the chairmanship of the superintendent of public instruction," Konkle said. "Indiana has one of the finest school bus safety programs in the nation, but we can strength­ en it by inspecting our buses twice a year," he said. - "State police school bus inspectors can assure that various types of required equipment are installed and in proper operating condition," Konkle said. "They can also spot obvious defects, but our inspections need to be reinforced by experienced mechanics." Konkle's news release also contained a statement by Capt. S. R. Wasson, commander of tte state police motor vehicle inspection division, who pointed out that there have been no school bus fatalities in the past two years in Indiana. "Much of the credit for this record is due to the state school bus committee for establishing rigid manufacturing specifications," he said. storm door and then broke the glass in the entrance door at< his residence in the 300 block Green street. Bridge said only his wife and daughter were at home when the incident occurred and a call was made to the Tipton Police Department. Police arrived at the site within minutes and investigated thoroughly, but were unable to find tre object which did the damage afti do hot yet know if it was a bullet or pellet. .Investigation will be continued in the case. City Court David R. Sharp, 21, 442 North Main street was fined $2 plus $10 court costs Tuesday in city court for anti-noise ordinance. : Trooper Arrests Indiana State Police Richard Joines reported the following arrests: AllenKeifer,22,448North: West street and Junior Scott, 32, 833 Poplar street were arrested Thursday at 11:55p.m.onlndiana 19 and Jchar 'ged with having a speed contest; Bobby Heathcock, "20, Hobbs was arrested for driving with an expired inspection sticker; Larry Elston, 22, route (Continued on page nine) MUNCIE, Ind. (UPI) - Five men from Ouncie were killed today when their van-type truck swerved out of control along Indiana 32 near here and was struck by a car. Two others in the truck and the car's driver were injured and hospitalized. The dead were later identified by police as Harry V. Crites, 61; Ourray B. Payne, 48; Kenneth Leach, 61; Leslie P. Reynolds, 53, and Paul E. True, 47. Injured and hospitalized in "satisfactory" condition were the driver, Thomas E. Pratt, 42, and Tarold G. Beaty, 45, also of Muncie, anotherpassen- ger. Also hurtwas Ruby Bur- henh, 59, Yprktown, identified Mental Health Members Visit Bona Vista School Fifteen members of TiptonCo. Mental Health Assn. and parents of retarded children were guest of the Kokomo Association for Retarded Children at the Bona Vista School in Kokomo yesterday. The group visited the pre-school, special school and the workshop school class- Ewing Elected Knights Templar '71' Commander es. Also visited was the workshop operated for the handicapp ed. Plans were made for a joint meeting early in January when representatives from Tipton would meet with Howard County trustees of the Bona Vista School. The Bona Vista School has enrollment of 76 students. The school is financed by local tax revenue, united fund and State Dept. of Mental Health. The sheltered workshop is financially self-sufficient. as driver of the car. . It was Indiana's worst traffic accident since September. Officials said the panel truck, en route west on the highway, apparently swerved and* the driver applied the brakes to avoid other traffic, went out of control, overturned on its top and skidded into the east-bound lane, hit a highway post and skidded back into the lane where it' was struck by the woman's rar. The dead were pinned in the wreckage and their bodies were cut free by rescuers . using acetylene torches. The injured were taken to . Ball Memorial Hospital. The accident happened about half a mile west of the city limits. There was no fire. It was the worst traffic crash in Indiana since Sept. 7 when five persons were killed in a two-car collision, in the Warsaw area. McCombs Elected Freshman President Dennis McCombs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCombs, R.R. 1, Sharpsville. Hehasbeenelect- ed president of the Freshmen class at Vincennes University. To be eligible for class officers position, students must have a 2.0 grade point average. He has also been named by the Dean to serve on the Student Advisory Board and the Vice-presidents Council. ' I Major Ratcliff In Vietnam I Maurice E. Ewing of Elwood was chosen as commander for 1971 as the Tipton Command- ery No. 52, Knights Templar, held its annual election of officers for the coming year at its regular stated meeting held Monday evening at the Tipton Masonic Temple. Other officers for 1971 are: Harry L. Ebert, Tipton, generalissimo^ George W. Greene, Tipton, captain general; Perry L. Cornelious, Elwood, senior warden; Ronald Butler, Elwood, junior warden; Aubrey B. Colvin, Elwood, prelate; M. Curtis Kennedy, Tipton, treasurer; Hillard R. Woodruff, Arcadia, recorder; Ray Call, Elwood, standard bearer; Wm. J. Lewis, Atlanta, warder; Richard Lewis, Atlanta, sword bearer, and Opal A. Doan, Elwood, sentinel. Current Commander Ehrmal D. Odom of Elwood announced that an open installation for the newly elected commander and his staff of officers will be held on Friday evening, January 1 at the Tipton Masonic Temple beginning at 7:30 o'clock. Following the installation ceremonies Sir Knights and their ladies will enjoy a social hour and refreshments. Installing officers are to be announced later. Major Owen L. Ratcliff, Jr. is now stationed at Camp Ratcliffe in An Kho, Vietnam. He flew over as an individual leaving the States on September 23rd. The flight was from Travis Air Force Base in California by way of Anchorage, Alaska and Tokyo, Japan. He is now with the 704th Maint. Batallion of the 4th Infantry Division. He is in charge, of mainten­ ance and is readying all helicopters and other vehicles and supplies for turn-ever before the 4th Infantry Division returns to the States. Later he will receive another assignment. Major RatclifPs wife and two children are living in their home in Bloomington, Ind. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Owen L. Ratcliff reside on R.R. #3, Tipton. Knights Templars of the Tipton Commandery No. 52 being photoed minutes after election of officers for 1970 at the Tipton Masonic Hall this week. Installation of the elected officers will be January 1,1971. (L-R) front row, Aubrey B. Colvin, Harry Ebert, Maurice Ewing, George Greene, Raymond Call; second row: Curtis Kennedy, Hillard Woodruff, Perry Cornelius, and Ronald Butler; third row: William Lewis and Richard Lewis. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage) junior high Weather Cloud type - Cirrus, overcast Present temperature - 46 Maximum temperature - 50 Minimum temperature - 27 Wind Direction - South Wind Velocity - 6 mph Relative Humidity - 50% Precipitation - 0 Barometer Reading - 30.02 falling Forecast - Rain & warmer KiwaniS Installation- D. Leist (right) the oldest member of Tipton Kiwanis Club with a record of 31 years of perfect attendance welcomes new members, Greg Caldwell and Phil E. Smith Monday night following installation. The Christmas meeting was attended by 30 husbands and wives at Lutheran School. It was announced that Monday night, Vincent R. Guenther, Superintedent of Tipton School Corporation will be guest speaker. Topic of the discussion will be "How Civic Organizations Can Help Schools With the Drug Problem." There will also be a discussion on the new Middle School. Ladies and guests are welcome to the meeting. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage)

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