The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on December 21, 1970 · Page 1
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-•^X ^r STATE LIBRARY VOLUME 76, NO. 67 THE TIFTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE MONDAY, DECEMBER .21, 1970 10£ PER COPY WEEK ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4. 1895. AT POST OFFICE IN TIPTON.^INDIAN A Man Injured On Highway Clarence Suttles, 23, of 325 East 2nd street, Peru remains hospitalized at St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo suffering from a broken leg and broken shoulder. Indiana State Trooper Jim Sailors, who is continuing investigation of the "accident, reported that Suttles was struck in the roadway one-half mile north of Windfall at 400E by a 1961 auto being driven by Patricia L. Carter, route 2, Windfall. Though details of the incident were sketchy, Trooper Sailors reported that Carter was driving north and stated that Suttles suddenly, appeared on the road and she was unable to avoid striking him. Suttles was taken by ambulance to Tipton County Memorial Hospital and later transfered to St. Joseph Hospital. Mail Boxes Damaged Vandals destroyed or damaged about' a dozen mail boxes southwest of Tipton Saturday night and enforcement officials said the act was senseless in that nothing was accomplished in a protest way and that the damaged boxes would prevent delivery of federal mail. This in itself is a federal offense. The boxes and supporting posts appeared to have been deliberately struck with heavy objects, smashing in the tops and twisting the posts. Car Recovered A 1967 auto reported stolen December 18 at 12 a.m. was recovered today two-tenths of a mile west of 900W on 200N in Prairie Township. Indiana State Trooper, Jim Sailors who investigated the auto theft, reported that the car was recovered following a report from Paul Dawson that the car had been parked on the roadway for three days. Trooper Sailors stated that the car had been stripped of wheels, wiring and carbora- tor. The left wing window had been broken out to gain entry. The report of recovery was . made at 9:30 a.m. when it was noticed that the wheels had been removed from the vehicle early this morning. Until that time, the abandoned car had evidently just been stripped of the carbor- ator and wiring. The auto was returned to the owner, Henry Cary, 1018 East Richmond street, Kokomo. Trooper Sailors is continuing the investigation. SECOND CLASS POSTAGE! AT TIPTON, INDIANA 46072 Capital Youth Injured As Bomb Explodes In Home Diana Treats Youngsters — some of the more than 500 youth lined up in front of the Diana Theater Monday 9 a.m. for the Diana Christmas Party. More than 400 Tipton youth were guests of Diana Theater proprietors Jim and Nick Paikos Monday for a free sheP end in addition free candy and popcorn was also Travelers Warnings Issued given to the boys and girls. Jim Paikos said this party was in appreciation for the patronage of the youth and their parents during the year. Santa Claus assisted the Paikos family in handing out candy and popcorn. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage) INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) - A 17ryear-oid Indianapolis youth was injured Sunday afternoon when what authorities originally thought to be a bomb exploded ' in the basement of his home on the northside of the Hoosier capital. • Twelve "rescuers were overcome by toxic fumes and were " treated at a hospital. Marion County sheriffs deputies said Robert C. Strickland Jr. was cut about the face and body when chemicals in the work area of the swank Meridian home became mixed and were jarred violently. Marion County sheriffs deputies investigating' said neighbors said Strickiand and an- another neighborhood youth had been reported making fireworks in the past Materials to make small explosive devices similar to a "cherry bomb" were found at the blast scene. Officials said the parents of. the youth were at home at the time of the explosion. However, they were not injured. Indiana State Police lab technicians said the type of chemicals found at the Strickland home was similar to what is • used to make - a highly volatile form of dynamtie (C60). They said- that if the chemicals were mixed and shaken severely, an explosion would occur. Sheriffs deputies reported that the only apparent. damage to the home was. broken windows. They said the bomb contained a mercury, sulphate compound, which caused the tobic fumes. Those treated and released at Marion County General Hospital in Indianapolis included eight Washington Twp. volunteer firemen, a medical techni­ cian, two Marion County sheriffs deputies and a civilian, who accompanied firemen to the house in the Meridian Hills section of Indianapolis. The youth was reported in fairly good condition at Indianapolis Methodist Hospital Sunday night. He suffered cuts about the face and also was struck in the abdomen by flying glass fragments. (Continued on page eight) Okinawa Riots Strain Relations NAHA, Okinawa (UPI) Rioting Okinawans who burned nearly 80 American cars and a school at a U.S. Air Force base on . Okinawa could bring on further strained relations between the United States and Japan, officials from both countries said today. The Japanese blamed Sunday six-hour riot on what they called a "superior attitude" taken by American forces stationed on the island. Before the Okinawans were subdued, 35 persons were Special weather statement for Indiana: Travelers warnings have been issued for the northern and central parts of the state today. Precipitation was spreading northward through the state. Radars indicated that the developing precipitation in northern Indiana would be mostly snow possibly mixed with sleet, or freezingrain at One-cur Accident Indiana State Trooper, Jim Sailors, investigated a one-car accident Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on U.S. 31 north of Road 28. According to his report, Robert E. Kirkpatrick, 61, of 318 South Mill street, Fairmount was driving a 1971 auto south on UjS. 31 when an auto in front of him signaled to turn. Kirkpatrick did not see the signal in time .and swerved to avoid a collision causing him to veer across the road into a fence. Estimated damage to the auto was set at $80, fence and fence post estimated damage was $50. There were no injuries. times. The rain which has spread into central Indiana was expected to be mixed with sleet and briefly with snow at times this morning aand a little freezing rain was also expected to occur. Temperatures in central Indiana were expected to be very critical around freezing such that precipitation may change forms several times before becoming all rain. In extreme southern Indiana, temperatures will remain above freezing and only rain is forecast. . Travelers warning today,'especially during the morning. Rain mixed at times with sleet, snow and freezing rain before changing to all rain later in the day and tonight. High today 36 to 41. Low tonight 30 to 35. Cloudy and remaining cool Tuesday. High 40 to 45. Easterly winds of 8 to 16 miles\an hour today. / Indiana extended outlook Wednesday through Friday: Partly cloudy north, mostly (Continued on page eight) Fires Claim Heavy Toll of Lives By United Press International A series of fires, including one in a fashionable hotel in Tucson, Ariz., and another in a tarpaper "shack in Grafton, N.H., took a heavy toll of lives Sunday. At least 48 persons- were killed and 63 injured in fires across the nation. Arson was suspected in the fire which killed 29 and injured at least 44 early Sunday at (Continued on page eight) Rate Schedule to Reflect Changes Airman Oakes Airman Rith A. Oakes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Oakes of R.R. 2, Sharpsville, has completed basic training at Lackland \AFB, Tex. She has been assigned to Lowry AFB, Colo., for training in the supply field. Airman Oakes, a 1968 graduate of Sharpsville - Prairie High School, attended St. Joseph Hospital School of Inhalation Therapy, Fort Wayne. An order was issued recently by the Public Service Commission of Indiana permitting gas utilities in Indiana, including Indiana Gas Company, to file revised rate schedules to reflect changes in the cost of gas purchased from interstate pipeline suppliers. The effect of this order is to authorize each gas utility in Indiana to recover increases, and to pass on reductions, in the cost of gas purchased from its suppliers by making appropriate adjustments in its existing customer rate schedules. Such rate adjustments may be made following an informational filing with the PSCI, and would become effective thirty days after the date Trooper Joins Recuperating State Trooper Richard Joines, based in Tipton County was dismissed from the Tipton County Hospital Sunday morning and is now at his home convalscingfrom the surgery. Trooper Joines will be conval- scing for about three more weeks and will then return to active duty. U.S. Senators Tired And Mad ; "Seeking: Someone To Blame" By JOHN HALL WASHINGTON (UPI) -The Cars Burn— Tipton firemen, George Ogden and Chuck Plake climb on top of a semi- truck loaded with crushed cars Saturday at 10:50 a.m. on U.S. 31 to extinguish a blaze. The firemen reported that the semi-truck, owned by Universal Steel, Inc., Kokomo and driven by Charles Taylor bad been loaded with pre-burned Junk cars and apparently one of the cars was smoldering when loaded. As the driver drove north on UjS. 31 he noticed the blaze coming from the load and summonded the Tipton Fire Department. Indiana State Trooper Jim Schroeder was on the scene for traffic control while firemen brought the blaze under control. (Staff Photo by PatCllne) pale, stocky West Virginian climbed into the presiding officer's chair oh the rostrum of the United States Senate and surveyed the ruins. The "world's greatest deliberative body" was stretched out before him, hopelessly en- snarled and desperate for someone to tell it how to get out of the quicksand. Robert C. Byrd, West. Virginia Democrat and political protege of the powerful Sen. Richard B. Russell, D-Ga., bad been on the Senate floor where he usually is when he discovered that the senator assigned to take charge for the next hour had not appeared. He agreed to preside over a crucial roll call vote. But first he had to gavel the room into silence to cut off some senators who were talking out loud while someone else held the floor. Senate Dsmocra- tic Leader Mike Mansfield, first on bis feet, suggested that aides to various senators should not be allowed to sit on the carpet. Byrd opened his rulebook. He read rule 33. Rule 33 said nothing about sitting on the carpet It said aides should not even be in the chamber during a vote. He ordered them out. They left and the vote was taken. Lassez Faire— Chaos It was the Saturday before Christmas and the Senate was trying to dig Itself out of seven filibusters, either on-going or threatened. The Senate was paying the price for the equality and freedom that in recent years has turned it into a democratic body of equals. When Lyndon B. Johnson departed the Senate in 1960, he left a legacy of iron rule enforced by favors—or "chits'/ as they; were known. In reaction, the new majority leader— Mike Mansfield of Montana—has pursued a deliberate, laissez faire policy, insisting that each senator be allowed his "day in court" and that no one be bludgeoned into accepting anyone else's views. The same has been true on the Republican side. The current tangle has been frequently attributed to dereliction of duty. But the great majority of senators hav been at their desks now for the whole year, with only a long weekend or two of vacation. They are tired. They are mad. And they are looking for someone to blame. Appropriations committees of both houses bear some of the blame, many senators feel, since many of the money bills were not ready for floor action untii months into the fiscal year. Others blame the Senate Finance Committee or the administrations, but the key reason for the impasse is the oldest story in Washington: power. Struggles For Influence The Senate and the administration have been jockeying for the last year for power over foreign policy and defense decision. It took up two months last summer in the Senate's bitter debate —and the administration-led filibuster — over legislation to restrict the entry (Continued on page eight) of filing, subject to approval by the PSCI. The order states that this tracking adjustment is needed to offset the effect of successive in. creases in the price of gas purchased from pipeline suppliers and the depressing effect such increases will have on the. level of operating income and return previously authorized for each gas utility by the PSCI. The cost of purchased gas constitutes approximately 50 percent of the annual operating expenses of the gas utilities in Indiana. This rate adjustment method was made.available to gas utilities in the state because the Federal Power Commission, which regulates the rates of both the producers of natural gas and the pipeline suppliers, has permitted numerous upward rate, adjustments for producers and suppliers alike, and now has under consideration additional price incentives for improving gas supply which are expected to result in further increases in the prices at which producers will sell natural gas to interstate pipeline companies. Since the FPC has authorized tracking provisions for pipeline companies, any increases in gas costs to them will be passed on to their distribution utility customers such as Indiana Gas Company. * injured and were arrested. Damage was estimated at $118,000. The riot began early Sunday morning in Koza City when about 200 Okinawans, angered at the way a U.S. military police officer was investigating an auto accident, began throwing rocks ami bottles. MPs tried to disperse the crowd by firing shots into the air, but they only succeeded in awakening up more residents, who took to the streets. The crowd swelled quickly and begun stopping automobiles carrying American registration plates, pulling their occupants out and then setting the autos on fire. As the riot spread towards the 12,000-man Air Force base, more U.S. soidiers were called out and they began to use tear gas. The Okinawans retaliated by setting a car on fire and rolling it into a guard house. At that point, about 300 people stormed the gate and set fire to three buildings of an American school before they were pushed back by U.S. soidiers. Aliens Urged To Report Harold W. Lauver, Officer in Charge of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, stated that the period within which aliens must report their addresses is almost at hand. The month of January has been set for the address reporting period. All aliens in the United States with few exceptions must report their addresses to the Government during this period. . Lauver said that forms with which to make the report will be available at all Post Offices and Offices of the Immigration and Naturalization Service during the month of January. Lauver urges all aliens to comply with the reporting requirements, as willful failure to do so may lead to serious consequences. Winter NearS -Tipton residents greeted the early morning with the first real signs of approaching winter. Sleet, rain and snow covered the lawns and roadways adding a touch of Christmas atmosphere just hours prior to the first day of winter. Kevin Hunter, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hunter, Tipton, found that bike riding was rather difficult on the slippery sidewalk today as he stopped for a breather in front of the Santa House and Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage)

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