The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on December 31, 1970 · Page 1
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The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana · Page 1

Tipton, Indiana
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Thursday, December 31, 1970
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HAROLD J. BURTON ARCHIVES ASSISTANT INDIANA STATS LIBRARY INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA VOLUME 76, NO. 75 THE TIFTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895. AT POST OFFICE IN TIPTON. INDIANA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1970 10£ PER COPY EEK SECOND CLASS POSTAGE AT TIPTON, INDIANA 46072 Sale of Tipton Newspaper Ends 75 Year Era Elwood Firm Will Continue Publication Of Tinton Tribune dud flow* Fred Saismne. FN.famsgu. 08S.A.Dow/iesJmogeiich Family ties to The Tipton Daily Tribune exist not only with its four publishers for the last seven years, but with the 75-year-old newspaper's employes, its carriers and readers—to whose homes it is delivered. First publishers of the paper, A. W. Ramsay and I. M. O'Banion (upper inserts) are seen in this 1935 photograph of the succeeding publisher sons and staff on The Tribune's 40th anniversary. Tipton Woman To Serve On His Washington Staff KOKOMO, INDIANA — The new Fifth District Congressional office will open Monday; January 4, in Room 504 of the Union Bank Building, at Kokomo, Congressman - elect Elwood H. "Bud" Ilillis announced today. "It is my hope that by setting up a Congressional office here in the center of the Fifth District I can keep informed of the thinking of the residents of the District. "It is also my hope that we will be better able to serve district residents and act as liaison between the citizens of the District and the Federal government," Hillis said. " Ch urches To Aid Draft Dodge rs LONDON <UPI)-The World Council of Churches will donate $72,000 annually during the next three years to assist draft dodgers and deserters from U.S. armed forces, a spokesman said Monday. The Rev. Alan Brash, director of the organization's refugee service, said none of the money will be "used to induce desertion." Cards Due Tipton Codnty 4-H Club Livestock Enrollment cards for 1971 are due Friday Jan 1,1971, Tipton County Extension officials stated Wednesday. Members enrolled or intending to enroll in Beef, Swine, Lambs and Dairy are urged to get the cards to the Extension Office immediately. Congressman Hillis also announced that he has resigned from the Kokomo Law Firm of Marshall, Hillis, Hillis and Button and also resigned as a member of the Board of Directors of the Union Bank and Trust Company of Kokomo. "It is my belief that a Congressman should be a full-time representative of the people and should devote all his energies in representing his counstituents. "Therefore, it is my belief that other commitments and obligations should be eliminated. This I have done," Hillis said. "Mrs. Pat Williams of Kokomo will manage the Fifth District office," Hillis said, "and Mrs. Mary Jane Hollowell of Marion will be in charge of special projects for the Fifth District." Hillis also announced that former Indianapolis newspaperman Don Ruby will serve as the Administrative Assistant and head (Continued on page six) Bulletin Charles- Shaw, 22, Elwood received a serious neck injury in an accident Wednesday evening at the Stokley-VanCamp Distribution Center, northwest of Tipton. Shaw was taken to the Tipton County Memorial Hospital at 11:33 p.m. and later transferred to University Hospital in Indianapolis. His condition Is believed to be serious. City Court Glen T. Boyer, city judge assessed the following fines in City Court Tuesday afternoon: James R. Brown, 35, 221 1/2 Adams street, reckless driving, $25 plus $26.25; Boyd Hardin, 44, Kokomo, leaky load, $2 plus $26.25; Marjorie P. Hardick, 40, Angola, driving under the influence, $25 plus $26.25, reckless driving, $10 plus $26.25, public intoxication charge held; apolis, speeding, $3 plus $26.25; Rex Kirby, 29, Frankton, no registration plates, $4 plus $26.25; Robert R. Morris, 27, 442 N. Main street, reckless driving, $25 plus $26.25; Lell Perrin, 47, Elwood, reckless driving, $25 plus $26.25; John W. Swift, 20, Elwood, failure to stop for stop sign, $2 plus $26.25; Ronal Whisler, 17, 225 Mill street, muffler violation, taken under advisement. Craig To Present Environment Study Steven Craig, vocational-agricultural instructor at Tipton Junior High School will present, "Environmental Problems of Tipton County," at Kiwanis Club meeting Monday at the Bowl-O- Drome. Craig has made a three year study of problems in Tipton and Hamilton Counties. He will discuss these problems and show slides at the meeting. The program will start at 6:45 p.m. preceded by a dinner at 6:15. Irle Bridge, president of the Kiwanis Club, extended a special invitation to the public to attend the meeting and hear Craig's evaluation of the environmental problems. County Commissioners and members of the City Council nave been invited as special guests. Wycliffe Translators: Two Thousand Tongues To Go By Pat Cline News Editor Living among native tribes in New Guinea for five years proved to be a life of unusual experiences and unique opportunities for Mr. and Mrs. Ron Gluck. They were associated with Wycliffe Translators Inc., an inter­ denominational group who has taken on the mission of bringing the Word of God to thousands of illiterate and underprivileged peoples across the world living in remote jungle areas. The Glucks are presently on furlough in the States and while . visiting in the home of Mrs. Gluck's parents, Mr. and Mrs. DA NANG, SOUTH VIETNAM: The dangers of a Viet Cong boobytrap are explained to a group of soldiers by Sgt. Bruce' Horn at a barbed wire enclosed compound near Da Nang. This 50 gallon drum which is shredded in such a way that sharp jagged edges point out in all directions can be rigged to fall out of a tree when triggered by an unsuspecting soldier. At this jungle instruction camp American soldiers are taught how to recognize and avoid such traps. UPITELEPHOTO Ralph Bishop, route. 4, they shared the. work of Wycliffe and future hopes of the group with this writer. Wycliffe assigns linguistic teams into primeval wilderness, where tribal wars, superstitions and witchcraft prevail, for one supreme purpose - to inspire natives whose language has never before been reduced to writing, to learn the mysteries of "the paper that talks," t'ie printed word. " The work was started back in 1917 when William Cameron Townsend traveled to Guatemala with a suitcase packed with Spanish -. language Bibles. He soon found that more than two-thirds of Guatemala's population were Indians; few knew Spanish, fewer still showed any desire to learn. One day ah Indian to whom Townsend had offered a copy of the Bible demanded "Why if your God is so smart, hasn't he learned our language? Townsend decided at that moment to develop a written language in which the scriptures could be translated. For 15 years he lived with the primitive Cakchiquel Indian tribe in Guatemala, eating their food (one diet item: toasted ants) mastering their difficult language, gradually reducing it to written form. Slowly and laboriously, he developed a simplified method for teaching any phonetically written language.. During his studies of illiteracy, Townsend discovered that almost half the world's adult population could neither read or write. Even more astounding was (Continued on page six) The Tipton Daily Tribune, published for three generations by the family of one of its pioneers, Ira M. O'Banion, has been sold to the Elwood Publishing Co. Announcement of purchase of the physical assets of the 75-year-old county seat newspaper was made today by Mrs. James C. Francis, president of The Tri• bune Publishing Co., and Jack Barnes, president of the Elwood firm. The Tribune will continue to be published six days a week by the Elwood firm, beginning with Sat- urday's.issue. No immediate staff changes were announced. The newspaper 'will continue to be prepared and distributed from the Tipton office, 121 East Jefferson street, which offers complete editorial, advertising and circulation services. "We shall endeavor," Barnes stated, "to provide a quality newspaper for Tipton County residents by continuing in the fine tradition which the O'Banion family established over a period of many years as publishers of The Tipton Tribune." Appreciate Support Mrs. Francis, speaking for herself and three other co- publishers, said, "We sever deep ties with The, Tribune in relinquishing ownership, but we sin' cerely believe its future will be as fine as its life has been long. • To all Tipton County residents, we express heartfelt thanks for your support and friendship as subscribers and advertisers, and to our staff, deep gratitude for a job well done. We especially appreciate invaluable service of managing editor R.D. (Bud) Maney. He has not only been a most capable newspaper officer, but has served as a business adviser throughout the years." Your Tipton Tribune carrier will appreciate payment in full • when he.collects this week so .he may settle his account with the . Tipton Daily Tribune Publishing Company, Inc. All subscribers and advertisers doing business with.The Tipton Daily Tribune through December 31 are being mailed statements today. Prompt payment of the accounts •will be appreciated since it will expedite liquidation of the publishing firm. Established 1895 The Tribune was entered as second class matter October 4, 1895, at the post office in Tipton. Arch W, Ramsay was joined in associate partnership by I. M. O'Banion in 1898. • Mr. O'Banion, one of a family of nine children, grew up in Windfall and taught school there. He was Tipton County clerk from 1898 until 1902. The Tribune was the survivor and/or successor to several newspapers. One was the Tipton Weekly Times published by John O. Behymer, brother-in-law of Mr. O'Banion. Windfall, a thriving lumber community, had a five-column weekly quarto, the Windfall News, established 1876. One year la- . ter, Behymer purchased half interest. When he acquired the remaining interest, he changed the paper to a seven-column folio. As its circulation reached 400,. The News, changed from an independent to Democratic newspaper under Behymer's management, moved to Tipton and merged with The Times. Mr. Behymer later worked for The Tribune as did his sons, the late Lawrence and the late Lester O. (Buddy) Behymer. The latter, for several years, was the state's fastest and most accurate linotype operator. While Mr. Ramsay handled The Tribune's news and office detail, Mr. O'Banion made his rounds through the county via horse and buggy taking care of subscrip­ tions and soliciting advertising. Circulation manager . of the newspaper until his mid 80s, Mr. O'Banion died at the age of 91 in December, 1950. He was known for his accuracy, interest in county history and stern manner as supervisor of city carriers. Several boys were afraid to telephone him at the end of their routes and report they had completed passing their papers." Sons Assume Duties In 1926, Ramsay and O'Banion passed the publishing duties on to their sons, the late Floyd N. Ramsay and the late Clayton L. O'Banion, both of whom served in World War I. The fathers- to-sons partnership transfer is unique in the state's newspapers annals. Claytie O'Banion recalled standing on wooden boxes to feed presses in The Tribune's iob department—so young was he when he entered the business. He attended Oberlin College (Ohio) and graduated from Indiana University in 1916. He often reminded his four children, while training them in the newspaper business, that he was earning $12 a week by the time he and Miss Mary Newsom', Columbus, Ind„ were married in 1920. In those days, two daily editions were published. Evening editions were changed early the following morning to provide latest news for rural route subscribers receiving the. Tribune by postal delivery. This service was discontinued at onset of World War II. Through the years, his favorite maxim remained the same — "It's the local news people want to read," — even though The Tribune was well equipped to handle wire news. C. L, O'Banion's elder brother, the late Fred M„ went from The Tribune as a linotype operator to the former Indianapolis Times then to The Indianapolis News, from which he retired. The tribune was cited as one of the state's outstanding small daily newspapers in the late 1930s. It was purchased by the surviving partner, C. L. O'Banion, from the late - Mrs. F. N. Ramsay following the death of her husband in 1943. Their son. Jack R. Ramsay, worked on the paper prior to World.War Hser- vice. He operates J. R. Ramsay Printing Co. here, a job printing and office supply business. Third Generation During the- same" period, the O'Banion children -were growing ., up in the business — going into reporting and other jobs on the • paper following completion of their education. Owners of the Tribune since their-father's death in 1963, they are Mrs. Francis, Joe N. O'Banion, Miss Mary Jane O'Banion, Tipton; and Mrs. Charles B. Van Nuys, route 1, Franklin. Mrs. Francis has handled advertising and news for almost 20 years, and her brother, advertising and the mechanical department for 10 years. Miss O'Banion has written feature articles for the family newspaper as well as for The Recorder, a financial newspaper in Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Van Nuys, editor the latter part of her 12 years on The Tribune's news staff, is a columnist for The Indianapolis News women's de- (Continued on page six)

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