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.!-:;.-. LD J. BURTON A;•; J:i 1725 "ASSISTANT I GUIANA STATE LIBRARY I ;-i j IA:: A ? J L IS, IN DIA N A ritome VOLUME 76, NO. 62 THE TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE TUESDAY. DECEMBER 15, 1970 ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895, AT POST OFFICE IN TIPTON. INDIANA SECOND J LASS POSTAGE AT TIPTON. INDIANA 46072 Gitv Council Re ceives Bids Members of City Council met Monday nightfor their regular bimonthly meeting. Bids were received for materials and supplies for the city and reviewed by council members. Submitting bids were Mohr Construction Company, Yeoman Stone, and Sand, both of Kokomo; Yeoman Material Company of Windfall; Smith Tire Service, Clifton and Ydunce tire Service; Farmers Oil and Tire Shoes For Kiddies Second Report Shoes for Kiddies campaign is underway with the second report showing a balance of $739.33 in contributions. Latest contributors are: Anonymous, $30; • New Hope Extension Club,. $10; Virgil Recobs, $6; Rob and Steve ' Recobs, $6; Richard Gartley, $6; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Fishback, $6; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Mi' chel, $6; Mr. and Mrs. William v Kritsch, $6; Charles GarmanSr., $6; Mr. and Mrs. Cash Watson, $6. Also Ross McNeal, $5; John D. Martin, $6; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Reasner, $6; Evelyn Bolinger, $12; Mr. and Mrs. William Swift, $6; Mr. and Mrs. Murl Day, $6; Reed Gulley, $6; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Devault, $12; Mr. and Mrs. Earl A. Wesner, $6; Timothy Curry family, $6; Mrs. Glen Neaville, $6; Mr.- and Mrs. Joseph Bear, $5; Mr. and Mrs..William Kendall, $6; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Fletcher, $6; and Dr. and Mrs. George Compton, $10. Other contributors are: Amer. Legion Auxiliary,, $6; Harold Sampson, $2; Daniel E.Clements, $6; Mr. and Mrs; Carol Lord, $6; Mr. and Mrs. Dor man Rogers, $6; Dr. and Mrs. E. W. Stout, $6; Mrs. Archie M. McNew, $2; Mr. and Mrs. Rodger Crowell, $6; Anonymous, $2; Honeychurch Insur. Agcy., $10; Psi Iota Xi Sorority, $12; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Butler, $2; ^Mr. and Mrs.' W. Hubert Gri- J shaw, $6; Mr. and Mrs. James Kelley, $6; Harriett Faye Cline, $6. Others are: Willing Workers- Tetersburg, $6; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Cochran, $6; Newcom Farms, $6; V.R. Lineback,-$5; Anonymous, $5; Mr. and Mrs. George Kirages, $6; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. G. Nash, $6; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth McKinney, $6; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Overdorf, (Continued oh page six) Company, Farm Bureau Co-op, all of Tipton and Standard Oil Company of Detroit, Michigan. The bids were referred to Tipton Board of Safety for final decisions, i Councilmen voted to allow the Boy Scouts to install a device on parking meters to hold the American flags when on display. The scouts who have served the city for the past several years in getting the flags to businessmenand storing them complained that the present stands for the flags do not hold them upright. With the new device, all flags will be dis- j played in the proper manner, according to the scouts. The councilmen also agreed to fill the pre- ; sent holes in.walks which were j used to hold the flags in order to prevent unnecessary accidents. City claims, number 873 to and including 919 in the amount of $14,048.27 were approved. Utility claims number 861 to 914 in the amount of $324,397.96 (Cmntinued on page six} "Our American Heritage Is Being Corroded/ 9 Says Schbdi'Superintendent By Pat Cline News Editor - Vincent R. Guenther, Superintendent of Tipton Community School Corporation^told Kiwanis members and guests Monday "night at the Bowl-O-Drome, "The signs of the times indicate that our American heritage is being corroded. "The growing acceptance of poronography, drugabuse, and the lack of family unity are the chief causes of problems now facing society. Mr. Guenther continued, "Tipton County doeshaveadrug problem. We can not ignore the situation, nor be naive. The drug problem has been building up over'the last three years. Tipton County is surrounded by. larger cities who have had the problem for several years. We would be unrealistic to believe with today's transportation that drug abuse would not eventually become a local problem. & . Children Show Compassion— About 90 Tipton Jefferson Elementary School first grade students from three rooms: Miss Stewart, Miss Landseadel and Mrs. Hedge, showing canned products being readied for transporting to the Logansport Hospital Brown Unit. The gifts are from the Tipton County Mental Health Service and Mrs. Marge Foster of Tipton is the chairman of the Volunteer for Logansport Hospital Committee.. The gifts will be transported to Logansport by Mrs. Foster this Thursday. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage) Santa Glaus Village To Have Mayor Students from Tipton High School who are closer to- the problem than adults have related that approximately 50 percent of the students have experimented with drugs, Mr. Guenther-reported. He emphasized that teachers have had no positive proof of drug use in the schools, however, there is a great deal of speculation that points to the use of dangerous drugs. "We must be realistic and remember that there isn't anything that can be done unless a student is found in possession of drugs," he added. For the past several weeks, students from Tipton High School, have met in groups with Mr. Guenther for open discussions on'problems facing today's youth. "These discussions have proven to be a most fruitful experience," he stated. "Students want someone to take the time to listen to their views and opinions. They object to con- By HORTENSE MYERS The famous little southern Indiana village of Santa Claus, founded in 1852, has an honorary girl mayor—but its second best-known citizen says it will have a real mayor by 1980. Ten-year - old Lynn Murie Campbell, daughter of Mr. -and Mrs. Clyde J. Campbell, Louisville. Ky., was "sworn" Mo office this past weekend as honorary mayor of Santa Claus by virtue of her Christmas birth and . an appealing letter. The runner-up, Tim Ogilvie, 11, Edinburgh also came to ' Santa Claus for ceremonies in honor of the girl who defeated him, and he shared the fame and gifts. William A, Koch, president of Windfall Man Draws Suspended Sentence Santa Claus Land, the owner of most of Santa Claus and its chief industry, said the town now has a population of 125. "We are an incorporated town with a town board, but I predict between 1975 and 1980. we will reach a population of 2,500 and be entitled to become a city," Koch said. Continue Child Mayors "But we will still have an honorary mayor chose from among children born on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day," Koch promised. The Santa Claus Chamber of Commerce,, ; best known citizen of the Spencer County town—Santa Claus. Jim Yellig, who is Koch's father-in - law, has portrayed Santa Claus on a year-around basis for more than a quarter of a century, so he rates as the best-known citizen both in private and public life. Growth Underway Koch said growth of S a n t a Claus from a villageto a city already is underway. "By the end of 1971, there will be 100 homes here," he explained. "Ws have an industrial park of 250 acres and a shopping center Utility Board Plans Meeting With Departmental Heads has been sponsoring such an .'-and recreational complex under- honorary mayor contest since INDIANAPOLIS (UP I; Five men were sentenced Monday by Federal Judge James E. Noland on bank robbery and bank burglary charges. Robert S. Trobaugh, 25/ Indianapolis, was sentenced to five years imprisonment for an abortive Feb. 24' robbery of an Indiana National Bank branch at Indianapolis. Charles Campbell, 19, also charged with the robbery attempt, was sentenced to an indeterminate term at a federal training school. Carey N. Lawson, 21, Kauf­ man, Tex., and Roger D. Stout, 22, Windfall, were given suspended two-year sentences for the robbery Nov. 16, 1969, of the Sharpsville branch of the Union State Bank of Tipton. Mark Hauger, 22, Indianapolis, was sentenced to two years for the burglary last April 5 of an Indiana National Bank branch office at Indianapolis. Joseph P. Spears, 19, Greenwood, also charged with Hauger, pleaded guilty and Noland ordered a pre-sentence investigation. 1956. The 1970-71 honorary mayor has about 30 relatives living in nearby towns of Ferdinand and St. Meinrad, and most of them came to attend her "inauguration." Lynn Marie's winning letter described the town of Santa Claus as giving "happy people .. .a place of joy." Lynn Marie received a red velvet ceremonial cape and cap from the (Continued on page six) Members of Tipton Utility Board met Monday afternoon to discuss future city needs and formulate plans for 1971. A meeting with all utility departmental heads was proposed to give the members a view of upcoming projects and proposals. One of main projects under consideration and study is the modernization of the Disposal Plant. A new chlorination system is to be installed shortly meeting the State Pollution Board requirements. Funds are available to meet the cost of the installation, according to the records. It will become mandatoryfora third system to be installed prior to 1977. Due to inflationary costs of equipment and construction, Board members decided to begin now with a study and research program in determining (Continued on page six) Hamilton Heights Announces Free-Reduced Price Policy Santa Visits SchOOl-- Pictured above is Santa as he payed a visit to Tipton High School Monday afternoon. Waiting to talk to Santa are a few of the 36 youngsters who were guests of the Sunshine Society. The Sunshine Society, appropriately named, is a group of girls that give their time, effort, and "compassion to the less fortunate. For the past several years, one of their projects has been a Christmas Party for selected children of Tipton county. Mrs. Carolyn Perry and Mrs. Karleen Walker made the arrangement for these youngsters to attend the Christmas Party and the Sunshine Society and their sponsors planned the occasion which highlighted Santa, games, gifts, and goodies. "The Sunshine Society girls proved it is more blessed to give than to receive, when they provided this afternoon of fun and laughter for 36 youngsters ranging in ages from 1 to 11, and maybe in some small way, helped these youngsters to realize that being less fortunate is not a way of life, but in many cases, only a temporary Inconvenience," expressed the adults attending the party. (Staff Photo by VI Burr) THS Activities With Christmas season drawing near, many school organizations are planning special parties and programs before school closes for the season holiday. Monday afternoon the Sunshine Society hosted a Christmas party for underprivileged children in the Home Ec Department. Monday evening the Choral Department presented a spectacular Christmas program. Today the. FHA Club, Industrial Arts Club and Student Council held meetings during activity period at the school. Freshman basketball team journey to Noblesville for a game at 6:30 p.m. Huntington wrestling team will meet at the Tipton High School gym for a match at 6:30 p.m. Starting Wednesday, Dorman Rogers, principal will be spending three days at Blackford High School on the North Central Evaluation team. Sunshine and Drama Clubs will have meetings during activity period. North Central Steering Committee will meet in the faculty room after school. A Christmas program will be presented during activity period Thursday at the High School. Deaf School will bring their wrestling team to Tipton for a match at 6:30 p.m. Friday the faculty will have a coffee hour and the school will enjoy a Christmas party during the fifth and sixth periods. There will be a faculty meeting at 1:30 p.m. and a pep session at 3:30 p.m. As school closes Friday at 3:30 p.m. students will begin their annual Christmas vacation. School will convene again January 5 at the regular hour. Peru will challenge the Tipton Blue Devils in a basketball game at Tipton at 6:30 p.m. Tipton grapplers will host the Taylor team Saturday at 10 a.m. in the school gym. The varsity basketball team will journey to Carmel for a game at 6:30 p.m. Hamilton Heights School Corp. reported that it has long recognized the need for helping meet the nutritional needs of its students. The charge to students who can pay is 35 cents in the elementary.schools and 35 cents in the high schools. However, since some families find it difficult to pay this full price, the school will provide these lunches free of charge or at a reduced Letters To President Endorsed by Tribune price to those children determined by school officials to be unable to pay the full rrice for their lunches. Families who feel that their children may be eligible for free or reduced price lunches are urged to . apply. Copies of the application form were sent home in a letter to parents earlier this (Continued on page six) stant 'preaching' and 'lectures' from adults who do not give them a chance to express their feelings. They see a lot of things which they feel need changed in the adult world and they know better than.we adults what is going on among the youth. We need to take the time to listen to them and evaluate their opinions," Mr. Guenther advised. "Not only have the students been critical about attitudes of parents but also with the school system," he related. "Students have remarked that the school system destroys the eagerness to learn by trying to foster blind . (Continued on page six) Windfall School To Present Christmas Show The annual Christmas program of the elementary grades of the Windfall School will be presented Wednesday, December 16, 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. Patrick Hanna, music instructor, will be in charge of the Christmas program. Academy Girls To Present Christmas Concert Sister Ann, director of the Choramarians, and Sister Lillian, director of the freshmen music class, will join their talents in presenting a Christmas program on Thursday evening, December 17, at 7:30 p.m. in St. Katharine Hall (the gymnasium). The selections will include both sacred and popular numbers, sung by soloists and by groups. The public is invited, and there is no admission charge. However, a free will offering will be taken. "We need 2000 or more signatures from Tipton County citizens on our petition forms to send to the President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, to express deep concern about the treatment of our American prisoners of War," Bill Sutton, a Tipton American Legion official said Monday night as he was gathering about 100 Tipton signatures during the evening. Sutton and several service organization and church organization representatives were distributing the forms to churches,; stores, public business places and at the American Legion Home. The Tipton Tribune indorsed the petition program and offer- junior high ItMher Cloud type - Strattus, Clear Present temperature - 30 Maximum temperature - 38 Minimum temperature -24 Wind Direction - Southeast Wind Velocity - 2 mpb Relative Humidity - 82.8 % Precipitation - 0 Barometer Reading - 30.24 rising Forecast - Fair ed it's small front door foyer and desk for persons to use to sign the petitions. Petition forms are at the Tribune front desk and persons are invited and urged to come to the Tribune to sign these forms. The petition reads as follows: The President Democratic Republic of Vietnam Hanoi, North Vietnam As an American I would like to express my deep concern over your treatment of Prisoners of War. Being a nation in the world community, you are obligated out of humanitarian considerations to afford minimum standards of existence to those whom you hold as Prisoners of War. Your ratification of the Geneva Convention in 1957 relative to the treatment of Prisoners of War requires you to permit neutral inspections of all prison camps; to publish a complete list of all men that you hold; to release the sick and wounded; and to allow a free flow of mail between the Prisoners of War and their families. My fellow Americans share this grave concern over the desperate plight of these Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action. The families of these men - their friends - their fellow countrymen - the community of nations in the world bold you responsible. Senior Citizen— John WiUlam (Bill) Woods celebrating his 90tri birthday Monday visiting with several friends at the Slmmonds Nursing Home in Tipton. Bill was born December 14, 1880 northeast of Kempton to Albert and Mary Woods. He said his mother died when he was three months old. Bill said he was married to Miss Mary (Bristow) Woods and that they were the parents of two sons, Vaugh and Gene. Mrs. Woods died about 20 years ago. Mr. Woods attended schools in Kempton, attended Marion College, was a farmer and also a conductor on an Interurban between Muncle and Indianapolis for several years. He said too, that he organized and was president of the Kempton Cemetery Association for several years. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage)

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