The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on January 4, 1971 · Page 1
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p.'.HOLD J.. BURTON ARCHIVES ASSISTANT QI'AI-1 A' STATS LIBRARY I-'DIAIJAPOLIS. INDIANA VOLUME 1, NO. 2 THE TIPTON (INDIANA) TRIBUNE MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 1971 i0£ FER COPY 45£ FER .WEEK ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895, AT POST OFFICE IN TIPTON, INDIANA SECOND CLASS POSTAGE AT TIPTON, INDIANA 46072 Teen-Reporter Receives West Point Appointment • • • • • i •• ' Dale WI. Meyerrose, rpute 2, Atlanta, teen-reporter for TIPTON DAILY TRIBUNE received word from Congressman Richard L. Roudebush' that he was named a principal appointee to United State Military Academy. The West Point appointment will become final following additional testing by the academy. ' J Dale, 17, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen W. Meyerrose. He has desired to enter one of the ''military academies for several years and stfived hard to meet his goals. His ambition has been to be a top student, athlete and wholesome individual. Dale ranks near the top of his class at Hamilton Heights High School and has an outstanding record in footbaU. He is presently a member of the Huskies basketball, team and is active' in extra-curricular activities. Mikel R. Bol, route 3, Lebanon was also named to West Point by Congressman Roudebush. Kirk J. Daniels, Kokomo and Joel G. Lindemann, Marion received appointments to the U.S. Naval -Academy. There ^were no vacancies to the Air Force Academy. Captain Biltz Graduates At AF Officers School Captain James E. Biltz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cyri£a. biltz, 704 Armstrong St., Tipton, Ind., has graduated from nil Air University's Squadron Officer School at Maxwell AFB, Ala. | Captain Biltz was selected for the professional officer course in recognition of his potential as a leader in the aerospace force. He -is permanently assigned at Robins AFB, Ga .J as a B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber pilot. j The captain was commissioned upon completion of the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps program at Ball State| University where he received,his B. S. degree in education. His wife, Linda, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Russell Leach, 229 W. Second St., Scottsdale, Ariz. i BULLETIN: Porter, J. Pickard, route 1, Tipton died this morning at Riverview Hospital following a one month illness. Funeral services are pending at McMullkn - Rude Funeral Home and will be announced in Tuesday's edition of Tipton Daily Tribune'. Other obituaries are listed on page 6. Rash of Minor Accidents Investigated by Officials Dale W. Meyerrose Sgt. James linger Stationed in Ohio U, S. Air Force Sergeant James E. Unger, son of Mr. and Mrs. ; Wayne Unger of R. R. 6 Kokomo, tod., lias arrived 1 for duty at j Lockbourne AFB, Ohio. j •' " ' \i 1 Sergeant Unger is an aerospace ground, equipment repairman j with a unit of the Tactical Air Command. He previously served j at Little Rock AFB, Ark. i The sergeant is a 1966 graduate of Sharpsville.- Prairie High School, Sharpsville, Ind. His wife, Marsha is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hin- j kle of R. R. 1. Kempton, Ind. j . ' i : — T» ' -7— " ' ' State Esca pes Storm Cold Week-end Ahead Medical First Youngster Victorious Over Rabid Bat Attack Rdb ies Kills! — It always has. that is until Matthew Winkler, 6, of Wilshire, Ohio started a slow recovery from a rabid Bat bite for the first known victory over rabies in medical. history. Matt was biten October 10 when a rabid bat entered his j bedroom and sunk it's frenzied teeth into his flesh. He underwent a ; tracheostomy and for days the family watched with apprehension as Matt struggled for bis life. K will possibly be a year before Matt is completely recovered but there is high hopes that he will live a very normal life. ' • —— '. V:' Grandmother of 1959 New Year's Baby Gives Gift to 71 New Year Baby Mrs. Fern Sweet, 302 North West street, offered a free shampoo s^tTb^he Tipton County 1971 New Year's Baby. Mrs. jSweet |s jtbe grandmother of the 1959 New Year's Baby and she expressed her appreciation for the many nice gifts from local merchants which were presented to her grandchild 12 years ago. Mrs. Sweet who owns the Sweet Beauty Shop wanted to present the gift to this years baby mainly because of the response given to her family when they welcomed the First Bahy of the Year. By United Press International The big bulk of Indiana territory once again escaped the force of a wintry storm today, thanks to tricky winds that kept the moist air to the north. But moderately heavy rain fell over the central and south portions of the state, furnishing the first measurable precipitation of 1971 and setting the stage for a cold week in Hoo- sierland. Heavy snow . fell ' in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan, and up to four inches of the white stuff were deposited on the snow- prone South Bend area as the storm nicked the northern fringe of the state, on its way northeastward. ; Precipitation in the form of . rain included 1.58 inches at Indianapolis, 1.13 at Cincinnati, Ice Rink To Open After Freeze Tipton youth may have an ice skating facility at the Lincoln Elementary School grounds this weekend if the temperature stays in -the 20s as firemen strung a two inch water hose from the hydrant to the low ground, area southeast of the Lincoln School building Thursday afternoon and the water has continued to run pver the low area since that time, /flooding the 150 feet long area. However the temperatures have not been cold enough to freeze ice sufficiently for ice skating All youth and adults using the facilities are urged to self su- the child was Donna Sue pervise and treat the public pro- <s Singleton of Elk Grove Village, perty properly. . HI. She was in Major Hospital Members of the Tipton Police in Shelbyville. Her parents and 1.10 at Evansviile and 1.09 at Louisville. Other major cities' measurements included South Bend .50, Fort.Wayne .48, Lafayette .57. Other totals up to 7 a.m. today . included Spencer 2.04, Bloomington 2.00, Elwood 1.00, Noblesville 1.07, Anderson 1.05, Newberry 1.66, Shoals 1.76, Vincennes 1.60, Knightstown 1.72, Bedford 1.55,- Winchester 1.34, Seymour 1.22, Columbus 1.80, . Petersburg. 1 .55. Shelbyville. 1.62, Rushviile 1.59, Logansport' .67, Marion .74, Portland .90, Hartford City .87, Kokorao .50, Peru .52. P r e - d a w ji temperatures around the state ranged from a near-freezing 33 in the far north to 56 in the far south. Roads in the far north were slushy to slick from snow and mist, , Temperatures were expected to drop during the day, falling to lows tonight ranging from 10 to 16 north to 14 to 20 central to 18 to 24 south. Meanwhile, the rain will have' changed to light snow by to by tonight and flurries will cjccur through; the. rest of the week. But no significant snowi accumulation was expected' except Ipossibly along • the {southern shore of Lake Michigan. ' | After dipping tonight, 1 the mercury will climb Tuesday no higher than a range of from 20 to-34. It will be even colder thereafter. The extended outlook for the state called for "very cold with periods of snow or flurries mostly in the north half of the state" Wednesday through Friday, with temperatures ranging - from 5 to-12 above zero at low points to* the 20s at high points. . ! Highs for the 24 hours ending at 7 a.m. today included Louisville 54, Cincinnati 52, Evans­ viile 51, Terre Haute 47, Indianapolis. 45, Lafayette 44, South Bend 38, Fort Wayne 37, Chicago 36. Overnight lows inducted South Bend 32, Fort Wayne 33, Indianapolis 42, Evansviile 44 and Louisville 45. Tipton County Sheriff Richard Ziegler r.eported one auto stolen and burned, four* traffic accidents, an attempted, house breakin and the 4-H building front windows damaged by gun fire since New Years day. A 1965 auto belonging to John Harding, coach of the Tri-Cen- ' tral basketball team, was. stolen from a parking site in Windfall where it had been driven by his'; son, Dave. The; car after being stolen was t^kento a site northeast of Sharpsville into a woods and burned. The vehicle was a total loss. | The accidents were: Friday 2 p.m. on U.S. 31 and the Sharpsville Road involving autos driven by Arlene C/Werking, 45, of Kokomo and Melvin.K. Thurston, • 29, of * Russiaviile.- The Trooper Arrests Indiana State Trooper, Jim Schroeder reported the following arrests made over the weekend:- Roxie - Emberton, 40, 336 Sweetland Ave., expired inspection sticker; Marjorie. Grose, 45, Elwood, disregarding a stop sign; Guyla J. Savage, 44, Frank-fort, expired license; Danny Rush, 29, Orestes,, expired license; ; Charles Hess, 48, Indianapo-- iis, speeding; Barry Reed, 20, Indianapolis, speeding; ' Ronald Whitehead, 23,- Indianapolis, speeding; and Eugene Baker, 34, Florida] speeding. ARRESTED . Lawrence Hensley, 32, 220 North West street, was arrested for failure of duty to report an accident Friday at 2:10 a.m. by city police. JAILED Kempton mar shall,-Bill Bitner, arrested Tom Whelchel, 52, Tipton for public intoxication. He was placed in Tipton County jail Sunday.. •"• . ' City police arretted Robert Howard Bain, 20, route 2, Kirklin, for illegal consumption.. He was placed in the Tipton County jail Friday at 12:25 a|.m. 1965 Werking car was a total loss and the 1968 Thurston auto was damaged $300. No one was' injuredl ".Saturday 2:30 a.m. Randy. Boes, 21,' of Tipton, lost control of his 1970 vehicle while traveling north on Ind. 19 one. mile north of Tipton-and veered into a field and overturned. Saturday 7:30 p.m. Sandy Lew^ ellen, 20, of Elwood driving south . on U.si 31 in Liberty Township at 400N lost control on a slick surface, went into the west ditch and overturned in. the edge of the field. Deputy Sheriff Barney Brankle investigated this accident. ) Sunday 11 p.m. Elizabeth.Dav- ehport.j 25,1 of Goldsmitji going north on 725W came 1 to a small hill' and saw at the last moment a car, in the road. She applied her brakes and skidded off the road into a farm fence and gates of Bill VanDeventer, .$40. The driver of the car in the road was arrested by. Trooper Bill Sailors. . " Break-Ins ' Sheriff Ziegler was called to West Elwood by citizens there noticing "intruders breaking an east window in an empty house after dark Sunday. Sheriff-'Ziegler and'deputies arrived after the intruders were fleeing into fields back of the neighborhood. Damage was only to the windows. The Sheriff also reported that the large front windows in the 4-H Building, south of Tipton, had been hit with at least three .32 calibre "bullets, causing ma-. jor damage to the glass. Commissioners Name 1971 County Appointees The | threemaii board of Tipton County Commissioners reorganized Saturday with the following! line-up: j Walter Schulenburg, president; Roy, Watson, vice president; and Edgar Weis- millerj secretary. The [commissioners then made the following Tipton County department appointments"for 1971: County! Nurse, Maude Welsh, to April 1, then Mrs. Max'Crouch to Dec|. 31; County Home Super-, intendent, Kenneth Enright and Mobile Homes Mrs. Enright the Matron; County Service Officer, William Frost; County Highway Superintendent, Bernard Smith and secretSry, Naomi Robinson; County Courthouse custodian, Roy Shupperd and Matron, Ruby Neal; County Attorney, Horace Holmes;.County Health Officer, M. B. Gossard; County Drainage Attorney, Horace Holmes and secretary, Donald Lord; and appointment to County Planning.Board,'Har­ old Johnson. Head-On Crash i • j ° Sole Survivor Remains Veterans To Receive Home Loan Guarantee For [the first time in the history of GI Bills! veterans' may now purchase mobile homes with a VA loan guaranty. On December 22 j the Veterans Administration made a home loan guarantee .the sairie as for conventional housing. '." j SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (UPI)An 18-month-old Illinois girl today lay critically injured in a hospital here, the sole survivor of an eight-fatality head-on collision of a car and a station wagon on one 'of Indiana's "safest" superhighways. department as well as fire department members were aware of the extreme heed of an ice skating facility for Tipton area citizens and pressured for a site and were able to get the school erounds. : • three brothers and sisters were among the dead. . The other victims were three Indiana women riding in a car which apparently sped more than 20 miles along Interstate 74 between Indianapolis and Shelbyville • going, the •. wrong way i on the divided-lane highway. Mrs. Thelma Slettvet, 36, Mrs. Marjorie Sweet, 41, both of New Castle, and Mrs.,Virginia Dishman, 40, Wanainaker, were riding in the,car headed southeast- in the northwest lane which first sideswiped a big truck and then plowed into the HOLLAND, MICH: This vacant summer bouse near Holland on Lake Michigan, almost looks like a gingerbread house with white frosting December 21 after high winds forced waves over the shoreline coating the house and trees. !!. , j UPITELEPHOTO junior high Cloud type - Nimbas Stratus, ! overcast Present temperature - 32 Maximum temperature - 49 Minimum temperature - 22 Wind Direction - West Wind Velocity-* mph Relative Humidity - 83% , Precipitation - 1 .2 Barometer Reading - 29.65 falling Forecast - Rain or snow station wagon containing the Singleton family. j Killed were Edsel D; Singleton, 32; his wife, Alice, 30; and their children, Sandra, 9, Michael 7, and Diana, 5. Authorities were unable to determine how the car got into the wrong lane of the superhighway between Indianapolis and Cincinnati. But it apparently traveled all the way from an Indianapolis exit to a point just north of Shelbyville where the accident happened at 3:30 a.m. Sunday. ..*•.•••" ! • Police' said they'were told that at least two persons tried to warn the driver of the car" that she was in the wrong lane- before the car sideswiped - a truck'[]' driven by Dennis J. Clark, 42, Cincinnati, then smashed into the Singleton vehicle, j . i. • '• . ,1 -j • There were estimates that both .cars were traveling at least 65 miles per hour and possibly faster. ' •! •' Relatives did not know where the three women were going in Mrs; Slettvet's car. The Illinois family was' believed to have been en. route home from a holiday visit in Tennessee. f. It was Indiana's worst traffic accident from 1 a standpoint of lives lost since October, 1969, when nine died in an Indianapolis wreck blamed on drag racers. ..V. j' v'j:.- National Safety officials said it was the worst accident in'the United States during the New Year's holiday weekend. Holiday Toll Traffic fatalities during the long | f j New 1 Year's holiday weekend expected showed stayed range; today. within the compilations but delayed reports could push beyond the 500 mark, A EST. UPI count at showed 440 persons killed . in traffic Thursday between and 11 the figure 9:30 a.m., 6 !:5S p.m; p.m Sundayj . The breakdown! of accidental deaths: Traffic Fires Planes Other Total . (Continued on page six) J. C. Robison, Director of the Indiana Regional Office of the VA in Indianapolis, said the new law was signed by the President on October 23 effective on December 22. • Under three GI Bills providing benefits for veterans which date back to World War H, no such provisions were available. ' The Veterans Housing Act of 1970 allows loans on mobile homes and condominiums for the first time, and also allows GI loans to be used for refinancing homes already owned by veter- (Continued on page six) 440 43 6 31 526 Tipton County Death Toll-O Stolen Car-- 1965 vehicle owned by John Harding, Tipton R 3 after it had been stolen from Windfall early Saturday, driven to a site northeast of Sharpsville and into a woods about 100 yixds and then set fire. The entire interior was burned out and window and windshield glasses were melted and cooled into molten masses inside the body of the car. ; According to Tipton County Sheriff Richard Ziegler, car thieves used jumper wires to start the auto after pushing it away from it's parking site in Windfall early 1 Saturday. Then drove it to the wooded site. Ten year-old Frankie Perry standing at the rear of the vehicle after it was" pulled to the Lorts lot in Sharpsville. j (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage)

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