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The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana · Page 8

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Page 8 THE TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1070 Tipton Daily Tribune By carrier in city .. ..45? per week BY MAIL: Tipton and adjacent Counties: 1 year $11.00 6 months 6.50 = 3 months... 3.50 Subscription PAID IN ADVANCE - No mail subscription accepted where carrier delivery is maintained. " Member: UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Entered as Second Class Matter October 4, 1895 at the Post Office in Tipton, Indiana, under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1897. SECOND-CLASS POSTAGE PAID IN TIPTON, IND. PUBLISHED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY BY TRIBUNE PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC. 221-223 E. Jefferson Street Tipton, Indiana 46072 Phone 675-2115 uvn $01111 d ^7ot and Willi iL DriL By. R D.. Money, Let's Face It! i IT WAS ACTUALLY here this morning . . . but sometimes, like the STORK, it doesn't arrive 'on time', that is, according to our wishes. Tomorrow WINTER will be officially with us, but as of the weather outside, it actually looks as though it 'jum- . ped the gun 1 a day ... and is with us as of NOW! Actually, conditions on the outside look fairly good, but they could change quite a bit . . . and be real treacherous so drive carefully, look out, both for yourself... and your neighbor! Be careful -friends, both because of the fact that you are one of us, and you are someone who is CLOSE to someone else ... and worth worring about! Gomulka Really 111? The PARTY BOSS of POLAND is gravely ill, or so the RUSSIANS claim. This is one way they have of advising the people .. ; . and the world at large, that their official "KEEPERS" are on the WAY OUT, so to speak. The situation in that freedom loving country has been despicable, and it looks as though the REDS might have to make' a change there to stop the rioting and killing. Naturally, the Russ just advise all that the leader is gravely ill... replace him ... he disappears willingly .. or unwillingly .... another is named and the RED TERROR goes on as usual. WE DON'T BELIEVE 'temoporary sight imperfection is the real reason, but there is the possibility that he'didn't see'eye to eye' with the Russ ... and was fearful for his life .. so a replacement, with perfect RED EYESIGHT ... will relieve him. They say a DOCTOR'S PANEL ordered his hospitalization. We wonder WHO the doctors were, of Russian extraction no doubt. One remarkof the new boss, one Edward Gerek, interested, us very much. He said: "we are going together with the great Socialistic community and chiefly with our tested friend, the Soviet Union." What else can you say, with a gun at your head? Federal Grabbing? We are, at this time, witnessingrealfor sure FEDERAL CONTROL over projects which they allow to be carried out with GOVERNMENT money, or rather YOUR money, which a benevolent Uncle Sam allows to be returned to the State of Indiana, then despite promises to the contrary, tightens the purse strings ' so tight, federal control of whatever project is named, is used-to keep communities in line. , 0 I OPERATION BREAKTHROUGH in Indianapolis is a fine example, and unless they are good boys, Uncle Sam turns 'Scrooge* . . . and the power is turned off... and that's it. Mr. Lugar may be a 'slick cat*... but they don't come any slicker than some of the POTOMAC BOYS .. and one day he may learn what playing the BIG LEAGUES really means. . This condemning of H U D is something else. This right of eminent domain is also something else. And we might add, State's Rights is also something else. One thing to remember; PRIVATE BUILDERS could probably build the project at a much lower price, no strings attached. What's the worry? It does'nt affect us? Well - no - not at this time . . . but let's just remember .. it could sometime, after all - ADAM did'nt grap the abbple the first time around either .. .and it sure had a WORM in itl ; What's Needed? ^ Now folks, if you are all believer in Santa Claus ... and we are sure you are; just what would you ask the jolly old man with the whiskers to bring TIPTON and TIPTON COUNTY ... for Christmas? It's a fact, that we need things, every community does... but we are pretty well endowed with many of things most cities our size and most counties do not possess.. In fact, we're pretty well off, and materially, we don't need too much. However, material things are'nt the only things a city may need. We need a .better . . . and. close relationship with the people in Tipton County. A sort of uplift of spirit, to take in our county neighbors, on many things we may believe to be just our problem. We need a confidence in Tipton and Tipton County's future ... and the only way to look is UP! Let's have more faith in MAIN street ... by that we mean our own shopping community. Like all other communities, we are surrounded by shopping centers, etc; but with more spirit and more determination we can overcome this ... and keep our community a BUSY one, despite the inroads of centers. You'll have to admit, people are spoiled, they drive to centers because there is INSTANT parking available . . (they say)... when in fact we have become a LAZY group when it comes to going out of that car and walking. Then we wonder why we have so many aches and pains, brought on, no doubt, by LAZY LOWER BACK! May we remind, that in many shopping centers you sometimes have to walk just as much to SHOP, as in Tipton, and the difference af^only a nickel or two for parking is no real argument. WANT ADS PAY Indiana Reali In- its 25th anniversary year, • Indiana Gas Company realized substantial increases in revenues and earnings according to the utility's Annual Report to shareholders. For the fiscal year ended September 30, 1970, revenues amounted to $50,058,711, an increase of $9,416,625, or 23.2% and net income amounted to $5,708,258, an increase of $1,869,546, or 48.7% over the previous year. Earnings per share of common stock reached $3.07, compared with $2.06 in 1969. The Company commenced operations 25 years ago, on September 1, 1945, under the name Indiana Gas & Water Company, Inc. On that date it purchased gas and water utility properties in Indiana which had been operated for many years by predecessor companies. ; The corporate name was changed to Indiana Gas Company, Inc. in 1967 following the sale of the last winter lowing the sale of the last water properties. The Company's progress during its first quarter century as a corporate entity is indicated by the following: gas revenues increased from $3,701,171 in 1946 to $50,058,711 in 1970; earnings per share of common stock increased from. $.52 to $3.07; total gas customers increased from 60,974 to 164,347, while space heating customers advanced from 3,649 to 146,054; the number of communities served increased from 42 to 126; and utility plant increased from $13,591,280 to $98,511,355. For .'. For fiscal year 1970, total operating expenses of $42,251,346 were up 20.9% over the previous year. The cost of natural gas purchased from pipeline suppliers, which accounts for 53.8% of total operating expenses, amounted to $22,740,897, an increase of $3,317,173 or 17.1%. The total of all taxes paid during the 1970 fiscal year was $8,396,901 which is $2,297,466, or 37.7% higher than for 1969. Colder than normal weather and rate adjustments accounted for much of the improvement in revenues and earnings in the 1970 fiscal year. Winter weather during trie year was 7.1% colder than normal and 8,1% colder than the previous twelve months. As of September 30,, 1970, 89% of the 164,347 customers served by the Company used'gas for space heating purposes. The number of space heating customers increased 5,861 for 4.2% over the same date a year ago. A general rate increase that was placed in effect on June 3, 1969 had little influence in the 1969 fiscal year because it was not in effect during the heating season; however, it was in effect during the full 1970 fiscal year. - In addition, following an emergency rate proceeding, rate adjustments authorized by the Public Service Commission of Indiana were made effective on December 13, 1969 and January 12, 1970 to offset respective increases in costs for gas purchased from pipeline suppliers. The Annual Report indicates the Public Service Commission has under investigation the matter of permitting a purchased gas rate-tracking provision in the rate tariffs of the gas utilities in Indiana. On December 11, subsequent to the printing of this report, the Commission issued an order which authorized each gas utility in Indiana, including Indiana Gas Company, to recover increases, and to pass on reductions, in the cost of gas purchased from interstate pipeline suppliers by making appropriate adjustments in existing customer rate schedules. Such rate adjustments may be made following an informational filing with the Public Service Com-., mission, and would become effective thirty days after the date of filing, subject to the Commission's approval. Although gas consumption in the nation has been increasing significantly in recent years, exploration and drilling by produc- Gas Co. Profits ers has declined sharply, placing the industry in a "shortage" position. Very large reserves of natural gas exist in the United States, but wellhead prices must furnish incentives for producers to increase exploration and development activities. The gas industry is confident that solutions to the supply problem will be found under new federal regulatory policies that are now being effected. The Company's pipeline suppliers have indicated that additional volumes of gas cannot be contracted with them after November 1, 1970 until their reserve situation improves. The Company expects its supply of purchased gas, supplemented by the use of its underground storage facilities and peaking plants, will be adequate for its present firm customers and for normal residential and. commercial growth. However, it will be forced to. limit the amount of gas for new large applications. The Company's common stock • was listed on the New York Stock Exchange beginning. December 8, 1970, which is expected to help broaden the scope of ownership and increase investor interest in the Company. Previously its 1,862,371 shares of common stock had been traded only in the over-the-counter market. obituaries Tipton Native Dies Saturday Mrs. Julia Alley, 70, 2306 West 15th street, Anderson, a Tipton native, died Saturday night at St. John's Hospital in Anderson following a seven month illness. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Row- Weston Funeral Home, 2223 Nichel Ave., Anderson. Rev. Henry Boynton of Four-Square Gospel Church will officiate at the service with burial at Brookside Cemetery in Windfall. Friends may call at Row-Weston Funeral Home from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight and from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. - The deceased was born December 2, W00 in Tipton County, the daughter of Calvin and Alice ChappeU. She resided north of Tipton for several years, moving to Anderson in 1965. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Tipton for several years, moving to Anderson in 1965. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Tipton and attended Rose School. Her husband preceded her iii death. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gilbert (Geneviene) Tho- m.as, Anderson; and Mrs. Thomas (Elizabeth) Harper, Sharpsville; three sisters: Mrs. Herman (Jessie) Lann, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Nellie McNew, Tipton; and Mrs. Naomi Hodges, West Palm Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. * Capital Youth - (Continued from page one) . Authorities said all the victims treated for inhaling the mercury were released after treatment, but doctors warned them of possible side affects. Doctors also said the right dosage of mercury fumes taken into the system could have been fatal. * Fires Claim (Continued from page one) Tucson's plush, 200-room Pioneer HoteK Some of the victims — including four children — jumped from upper-floor windows. Damage was estimated at $300,000. 7 Die In Bed : New Hampshire fire officials today were investigating the blaze which destroyed a two- room tarpaper shack, killing Raymond and, Bernice Pickard, ' their three children and two other children who were state wards. All'of the victims were found . dead in their beds. The shack had burned down by the time firemen arrived. Authorities said the children ranged in age from eight months to 16 years. An 11-year-oid boy was killed and his parents badly burned Sunday at New Paltz, N.Y., when the boy apparently started a fire by turning on Christmas tree lights. Four other children fled, but the body of Michael Brooker was found n a bathroom where he ran when the fire began. China Blaze Three persons were killed and five others injured by flames early Sunday' in a fire which destroyed three buildings in San Francisco's Chinatown. A dozen firemen received minor injuries in fighting the fire. Later, another fire injured several other Sah Francisco firemen. Marvin John Storey, 24, and Theodore Jolm Grabski, 16, of Utica, Mich., were killed when a fire apparently caused by a faulty heating unit destroyed the home Storey rented at Washington, Mich. A 53-year-old Chicago man was. kiilid when flames coming from a clothes closet blocked his path to the door of his 25th- floor apartment on Lake Share Drive. .A 57-year-old Milwaukee, Wis., man died after an early morning fire in his bed at St. Mary's Hospital. The victim • apparently disobeyed orders not to smoke in bed, "hospital . authorities said. A 75-year-old Indianapolis, Ind., man died after fire swept a two-story frame apartment house in the downt area. Kathleen Lyons, 4, and her 2- year-old sister Eileen were killed when fire destroyed their home in the Roochester, Mass., suburb of Cliili. : A 57-year-oid man was killed when a fire swept his mobile home near Otsego, Mich. The fire was believed caused by a faulty space heater. ST. ALBANS, England (UPI] — The Ver Poet's Society says it will establish a poets' parlxr next month in the city center for housewives who want to take a. . break from their shopping to write poetry. The parlor wiil be equipped with paper, pens and a typewriter. Sale 20% Off * Travelers Warnings (Continued from page one) fair south Wednesday. Thursday mostly cloudy north, considerable cloudiness south with a chance of a little snow extreme north. Friday mostly cloudy with a chance of snow north and rain south. Lows in the 20s north and central and low to. mid 30s south. Highs in the 30s north and 40s to low 50s south until lowering to the low 30s north and mid 30s to low 40s south on Friday. Legion Urges No Clay License AUSTIN, Tex. (UPI)-The State Commander of the American Legion has. asked Gov. Preston Smith to block issuance of a Texas boxing license to Cassius Clay. Clay, also known as Muhammad Ali, was issued a license on Dec. 10 to fight in Texas,, but any fight plans still must be approved by-the head of the Texas Bureau of Labor Statistics. D. B„ Hester, in a letter to the governor, asked Smith to "use the powers of your office" to keep Clay from fighting in Texas; "Should the courts force the state ot issue such license, I shall urge all veterans and servicemen, as well as all citizens, to boycott any fight he might have in Texas and 1 urge you to do the same," Hester . said. * U.S. Senators (Continued from page one) of U.S. troops into Cambodia in the wake of. the American offensive there. That issue still has not been resolved, and it is responsible for four of the seven filibusters that have' tied the Senate in a choking adjournment knot. A sixth filibuster — involving a $210 million taxpayer subsidy for the commercial supersonic transport —is the end product of. struggle for power between the House and Senate. There was a day when ali of these disputes would have resolved in the time it takes to flick a cigar or by a telephone call from a Lyndon B. Johnson to Dwight D. Eisenhower or Sam Rayburn to Harry S Truman, or —when Henry Clay was running things —by a simple nod of the head to his colleagues. . Today there was no man of that stature to make the phone call. Robert C. Byrd. of West Virginia, with a lengthy file of chronological favors" - to tiis colleagues and his long birthday card list and his mastery over the rules that are at the heart of the senate,. has made it known he is available — beginning next year with the job of majority whip, now held by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts. Purdue Stuns Kentucky Cats By BILL MADDEN UPI Sports Writer Kentucky was stunned, South Carolina' and Southern California were scared, but Penn, Marquette and Kansas went about business as usual as college basketball's top-ranked teams put the holiday tournament season into full swing over the weekend. The fourth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats were upset by Purdue, 89-83, in their own tournament — suffering the first loss of the season and snapping a 25-game home, court win streak. . South Caroiina and Southern California, meanwhile, narrowly escaped defeat. The second- ranked Gamecocks edged unheralded Virginia Tech, 78-76, in the waning seconds while the sixth-ranked Trojans sneaked by Texas El Paso, 65-63. Kansas Looks Strong Fifth -ranked Marquette trounced Long Beach State, 8366, s e v,e n t h - ranked Penn breezed by LaSalle 107-88 and eighth-ranked Kansas toppled Houston, 89-73.' In the only other game involving the remainder of the top ten Saturday, No. 10 Villanova beat St. Joseph's, 8575. Top-ranked UCLA, No. 3 ' Jacksonville and No. Notre Dame were idle. Six straight points xy Wiiliam Franklin put Purdue ahead of Kentucky midway through the second half, and the Boilermakers' never yielded the lead after that point. Larry Weatherford had 27 points for Purdue and Franklin • contributed 17 more as coach George King, confined to a wheelchair after, a knee operation, watched his young club pick up its fifth win in eight outings. Gamecocks Eye Tourney A tip-in with one second left by Tom Riker gave South . Carolina its hard-earned come-' from-behind victory. The Gamecocks' John Roche held the ball for the last shot at 74-74 and then missed. But the 6-10 Riker was waiting • for the rebound and South Carolina remained undefeated. Coach Frank McGuire's squad now waits for a visit to New York's Holiday Festival beginning Dec. 26. A 24-point performance by Dean Memminger- paced Marquette's easy triumph over Long Beach State, but Southern California needed six free throws in the final 69 seconds to subdue pesky Texas El Paso. Hospital News Saturday, December 19 ADMISSIONS: Robert H. Or- barson, Noblesville; Harry Boyer, Tipton; Donna J. Harlow, Tipton; Caron S. Dick, Cicero; Millard F. Kendall, Tipton. DISMISSALS: John F. Owens, Tipton; Helen Robison, Cicero; Alma Williams, Tipton; Pansy . Johnson, Kokomo; James Byers, Arcadia; Geneva Deppen, Tipton; Ezra Warfield, Windfall; Elizabeth Creasy, Tipton; Dean Small, Arcadia; Laura Harrington and infant, Kokomo; Nina McCarty, Tipton; Jessie Catlen, Tipton; Anna Pearson, Kokomo; Paul Johnson, Arcadia; William Hogwood, Tipton. BIRTHS: Mr. and Mrs. Steve Fearnow, route 3, Frankfort, girl born December 19, 1970 at 12:36 a.m. Sunday, December 20 ADMISSIONS: John Rogers, Tipton; Ora Decker, Tipton; Brett Powell, Tipton; Connie Brown, Tipton; William Vandevender, Kempton; Bertha Edwards, Tipton; Betty' Yeary, Tipton; Irene Minegar, Sharpsville; Penny Jacobs, Tipton. DISMISSALS: Connie Brown, Tipton; Kenneth Hodson, Arcadia; Richard Joines, Tipton; Carole Heinzman and infant, Cicero; Fern Sellers, Kempton. ^JTO TELLE*, M '.- V0« C«« tm no* roan CA* S3 at Your Friendly Bank FARMERS LOAN & * TRUST COMPANY 110 E. Jeff. St. Tipton, Indiana Closed All DAY Dec. 26. 1970 Jan. 2,1971 GENE COTTINGHAM '.' CHEV-OLDS Ph. 675-2143 ATTENTION U.A.W. and all those affected by the recent strike, our old friends and customers. "Short of funds due to the recent strike? Please let us help you. A good credit rating is all it J takes to come in and fill those Christmas stockings. We shall feel privileged to serve you and shall extend our thirty (30) day no service or carrying charge to sixty (60) days, with two full| months before first payment wiU be due." . BEADS - SEED, LOVE & PONY DECOUPAGE—PRINTS, BOXES & BOXES CERAMICS—GLAZE & UNDERGLAZE " ' OPEN WEEKDAY EVENINGS J TILL 9:00 EXCEPT FRIDAY 118 West Main Street Arcadia This timepiece will give you the precise time of Jay Gifts for Everyone! Set of 12 Watchband Calendars for 1971 (

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