The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on January 13, 1971 · Page 10
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The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana · Page 10

Tipton, Indiana
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Wednesday, January 13, 1971
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Page 10 THE TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE The Tipton Daily Tribune 221-223 E. stefferson Street Tipton, Indiana 46072 t Phone 675-2115 By carrier in city 45? per week BY MAIL: Tipton and adjacent Counties; 1 year ........$11.00 6 months . . ............. 6.503 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 POSTABE PAID IN TIPTON, DID. PUBLISHED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY wn an J 3lie C^l'och Willi the 3rd SjWer. The Sales IN on the ACTI ownership was ER'S ABILITY to ASC Announces Support Prices The incentive price for shorn wool has been set ft 72 cents a pound, for the 197| marketing year, according to Carl Retber- ford. Chairman of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation (ASC) Tipton County Committee. : • The support price for mohair, will be 80.2 cents per pound, he said. Both figures are unchanged from the 1970 levels. The price of pulled wool wffl fie supported at a level comparable to the Incentive price for shorn wool through payments on unshorn lambs. Mr. Retherford said the Agricultural Act of 1970 extended authority for the wool and mohair price-support program through December 31, 1973. The new legislation amends the National Wool Act by requiring that support prices shall be at the announced levels for each of the three marketing years through the end of 1973. • • •-. I . Ur. Retherford said payments to producers on 1971 calendar year marketings will be made beginning in April 1972. ! 1 NASA Test Pilot* Gerdes Specializes in Planes Flying Straight Up and Down WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13. 1971 une By RD. Money PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ! - THEY TALK ABOUT the GAP between the age groups in this day and age. . .but to date not too much has been said regarding die REAL GAP existing between TAXPAYERS and their legislators, in the Indiana General Assembly. THE GAP between the young people and those of another generation came about quite naturally; we presume one .would call it that; there bad always been the gap, but it seems, in this day and age, young people believe they are 'doing their thing* when they "oppose some of the customs their dads and moms WENT BY in their growing up period. , THE GAP between the LEGISLATORS and the PEOPLE can be likened to this; it seems that wheikthey are in the midst of elections, they promise anything, especially PROPERTY TAX RELIEF, then, after election, they tend to forget the promises made, especially in this particular field, and promise action before the end of a session, but nothing is produced. Perhaps this year's pre-assembly talks will help, but if they fail to act, the taxpayer should write his Representative and demand something be done about the situation, which is becoming unbearable. THE STATE PROMISES aid to the schools and governments locally, stating this will decrease the load of property taxes. However, this has failed to bring about the desired relief.. .and the matter should be brought out into the OPEN, not Just by the news media of all types, but by the people in the communities themselves. In fact, mis is one area in which a County Chamber of Commerce can act for the people. Perhaps the local group could send a DELEGATION to the assembly, buttonhole the legislature, and urge, orally, that something be done; Meetings on a local level are fine, but it seems it-must be brought directly to the'horse's mouth'to get any action, j A TOKEN AMOUNT of hejp^is generally the result from each legislature, while other taxes, less necessary, are pushed by the solons. One third .of the operating costs of the schools is not enough to get the job done, not the type carried out at this time. More help from the STATE will have to be the answer.. .and added taxes to the individual average taxpayer, will not bring the relief in his pocketbook. «. •' IN ANY GAME, in any battle, in any undertaking, where progress is expected to be made, more than Just holding the line must be done, taxpayers, at this time are skeptical of Just what efforts are being made to help hold the line on property taxes . •. .and give some relief. If a concentrated effort is not made, no relief will be forthcoming from the legislature. THERE ARE MANY who say the added time to the sessions will help, there are others who say it will just stall action.. .and add to the tax load. It remains to be seen what will be done. THIS 1971 GENERAL ASSEMBLY is a good position to get the matter straightened out.. .and close the GAP. Whether tbey will or not, or just play politics, is another matter. THE LEGISLATURE has a responsibility to provide adequate educational opportunities for the people of the state. In order to do this more aid will have to come, aid that will EASE the PROPERTY TAXPAYER'S pocketbook. He has his hands full in this day and age, paying his other bills. In fact, we presume, most of the school operation expenses could be paid by the State, if the BOONDOGGLING WOULD STOP.. .and the elected officials settle down, forget politics for a time, and remember the FORGOTTEN man, the TAXPAYER, who also owns property, We believe the State Income Tax is one Tax advancement is another. Let's get every] There might have been a time when propel looked upon as the best way to test a TAXPA' share the costs of government. That time is gone. With property taxes as they are at this time, most people are beginning to feel that it really doesn't pay to own some property. An expert testified sometime ago that property faxes are now Justified only for the protection of the property and as a means of preserving its value. . LET'S FACE IT]. The biggest single item in our property tax burden\at this time is in. the costof maintaining. ..and in the operation of the public schools. Statewise. . .about 60 cents is the average that comes out of the property tax dollar. There will be many arguments about the funding of the schools through property taxes. It is suggested that SALES and INCOME taxes be used for the purpose, easing the load on the taxpayer. Then, there are some, who suggest that SALES and INCOME TAXES would be TOO HIGH. But they forget that the money in question is being collected now.. .and the taxpayer only wants a DIVERSION from this helping defray the taxpayer load. And remember this, the estimation also is. . .nearly two-thirds of the billion is collected from property owners in all categories, owners of both small and large property. TIME FOR A SWITCH! The property taxpayer has suffered enough, and it is time to think of him. MOUNTAIN VIEW. Calif. —A. different kind of test pilot is likeable Ron Gerdes, who flies planes straight up, down, and ' sideways—and once flew a; back flip from stationary hover in. an open cockpit.aircraft at 3000 feet. Gerdes specializes in flying experimental V/STOL (Vertical or Short Take-Off and' Landing) aircraft; at NASA's Ames Research Center near San Francisco, VTOL's and STOL's are . planes which fly either absolutely straight up and down —or up and down at steep angles. .Piloting some - experimental VTOL's has been described as like staying . atop a huge beach ball in a' rough sea. May Help City Transport . V/STOL's with their small ~ landing field requirements may be one answer for urban " transportation, and even for personal aircraft. Some 30 proposed V/STOL concepts employ most of' the possible combinations of jets, propellers, and high lift devices. Gerdes is a research pilot at the Ames Research Center. He has wanted to be a test pilot since high school. Even after 100 combat missions in Korea as a Navy pi' lot, and four years of engineering school, he had to wait' another four years, working as a research engineer at Amesj. before "a pilot slot' opened up. Would he do it again ? "You bet your life," he says. Gerdes .volunteered for the first group of Gemini astronauts/ but was turned down, along with many other ap- plirants. 'Excitable' He says he is the "excitable type of test pilot," but his record shows he is .calm in emergencies. Test pilots are said to have faster reflexes than average, to age less quickly, and to have extra health and vigor. At 41, pilot Cerdcs, a stocky five-feet-ten, fits this pattern, by seeming to be in his 30's. Gerdes spent two years in college, prior to beginning Navy pre : flight, at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1953, he . returned there to start again in aeronautical engineering. Re- LA PAZ, BOLIVIA: Ready to defend the government, one man prepares blasting powder as he and other armed tin miners arrive: in La Paz late January 11 after the leftist government of Pres. Juan Jose Torres crushed an attempted coup by army rebels. Officials sources said the government had advance knowledge of the coup, long rumored in the making, and quickly rallied support: of the ...masses; including the organized labor movement, the tin miners, the armed peasantry and university students. I . UPI RADIOPHOTO RON GERDES quirenients for NASA research pilots, then as now, were a college degree in a \ scientific field and 1100 hours of flight time. • Many Unusual Incidents • Unusual incidents? They have been of various. types. During a pre-takeoff checkout for a blind landing system flight in a Convair 340, ' strange whines issued from under the rudder pedals. Investigating, Ron fished out a . ' bedraggled kitten, whose' mother, after producing a litter there, had failed to evacuate .one offspring. Four years ago, some five feet off the ground, one of two engines failed in the workhorse Bell X-14 vertical riser. Gerdes was flying, and the plane fell to the runway. . "With experimental VTOL's the main thing is engines," Ron says. "When you're close to the ground, engine failure means a crash. When' the X-14's engine failed, the plane heeled sharply over as its second down-thrusting engine forced it to roll. Failure 20 feet higher would have brought the open cockpit craft down on -its back or on a wing tip. Mid-Air 'Back Flip' Gerdes* 'midair "back flip" occurred during .use of a side-force vane to - : fly the X-14 sideways. The open- cockpit plane lost pitch control, and nosed up and over on its back at 3000 feet. Pilot Gerdes reset the vane bri the way over and recovered . immediately. . | In 1962, Anies physiolo- • gists wanted to determine redactions of a pilot to .his first time in a strange aircraft. On Ron's first hover flight of the X-14, they; fitted his left arm with a blood pressure cuff which squeezed and released every 30 seconds.! "Your left arm does • the height control,' and the cuff was very distracting. I had a sore arm by the time I got ' down," said Gerdes. This flight also proved his' excitable nature, he says, by .recording a high pulse rate. Many : test pilot have high heart rates during stress, a trait which insures top alertness. Neil Armstrong, former NASA test pilot and first man on the moon, records . high pulse rates. New Fire Chief Appointed In Windfall Wilfred "Bud" Yohe, a Windfall native, has been named Chief of the Windfall and Wildcat Township Fire Department, succeeding Barney Brankle, who spent about 20' years as chief and is now a Tipton County Deputy Sherr iff for Sheriff Richard Ziegler. The Windfall fire department. is housed in the east end of the Windfall Community Building. Baseball Draft NEW YORK J (UPI)— Baseball conducts its annual winter free agent draft today with major league clubs hoping to uncover, another- Johnny Bench or Tom Seaver. among the raw talent. Ah estimated'400 names will be selected, at Commissioner Bowie Kuhn 'sJ office* in the daylong [session designed to give, youngsters who failed to- sign in the June draft another shot at a. professional career. The draft list includes players Three vehicles and 24 volunteers, whose high school or college make up the equipment and per- classes became eligible at mid- sonnel. Chief Yohe was the assistant for several years under Brankle. The volunteer firemen frequently undergo training for improvement in fire fighting. . | College Basketball By United Press International Indiana's basketball express overwhelmed Minnesota Tuesday night, 99-73, for Big Ten triumph No. 2 of the young season and Purdue kept pace by staving off Northwestern; 82-74. The two state schools played their first conference'games of the season at home while No.10 Notre Dame fell at third-ranked and unbeaten Marquette, 71-66. Indiana outclassed the Gophers with a racehorse style of play, and the issue was never in doubt after the opening minutes. Paced by sophomore George McGinnls with 31 points, the Hoosiers led 55-29 at the naif and later by as much" as 33 points. The romp enabled coach Lou Watson to empty his bench and 14 -players saw action for the Hoosiers, Joby Wright pumped In 19 points and Jim "Bubbles" Harris 18. . Sophomore Dennis Gamaaf bit six free throws in the final minute to preserve Purdue's hard-fought win over the Wildcats in a game in which the lead see-sawed 15 times in the second half. A pair of free throws by Larry Weatherford with 4:15 left broke the final tie at 65-all, but Purdue led by just two points when Gamauf hit the first of his six gift tosses. Purdue took an early 27-14 lead but led only 35-33 at the half. The second 20 minutes were also a tossup until Gamauf put it out of reach for the Wildcats. Weatherford led Purdue with 23 points and three other Boilers also hit in double figures- Bob Ford 13, George Faerber 15 and Bill Franklin 14. Marquette, gaining Its 24th consecutive victory, held Notre Dame's high - scorig Austin Carr to 22 points, but Carr still set an Irish career scoring record with 1,828 points, eclipsing the former nark of Bob Arnzen by eight points. Marquette, gaining its Mtn consecutive victory, held Notre Dame's high-scoring Austin Carr to 22 points, but Carr still set an Irish career scoring record with 1,828 points, eclipsing the former mark of Bob Arnzen by eight points. Marquette led 36-21 at the Intermission, with Carr being held to just four points. And although the Irish narrowd -the gap, they failed to overtake the NIT champions. Collis Jones hit 20 for Notre Dame but fouled out in the final seconds. Earlham won its ninth game in a row, lacing Franklin 101-80, as Jerry. Banks pumped in 27 points and Dave Gary 26. Anderson made it five in a row with a 93-90 Hoosier Conference win over Manchester, but the Ravens didn't grab the lead for good until late in the game. Balance also paid off for Anderson, now 2-1 in the HCC. with Tim Miller hitting 25 points, Dennis Bittner 24, and Steve Lewis 21, Huntington made it five in a row in the Mid-Central Confer-' ence, 85-77 over fri-State,arid- in the process knocked the Angola quintet from a. first-place tie. In other intri -stata slashes, Taylor trounced Marian, 103-85; Indiana Tech blasted hapless Concordia, 102-62; Indiana Central beat Hanover, 88-83, Ed Zeigler hitting 27 points for the winners, but Dennis Laker had . 34 for the losers. . Rose-Hulnian edged Wabash, 75-74, rallying from being 18 points down for the win. A pair of free throws by Clayton Black in the final seconds woo for the* 'Engineers. TUES., JAN. 12, 1971 ADMISSIONS: Martha L. Phifer, Atlanta; Ruth Sherrill, Tipton; Geneva Vandiver, Elwood; Jamie Lee Hiatt, Cicero; Richard L. Martin, Kokomo; Marilyn Hellmann, Kokomo; Reba Howery, Kokomo; Carolyn Short Elwood; Helen Denham, Tipton; Gilbert Goodnight, Kempton; O- liv'e Tobias, Windfall. * : DISMISSALS: Ida S. Bunch, •Tipton; Veda L.Stokes, Tipton; Lloyd Robinson, Cicero; Cora P. Buzcher, Atlanta; Marlene Dowden, Walton; Beverly Norris and Infant, Tipton; Juanita Guffey, Windfall; Orpha Fouch, .Arcadia; Evaiyn Wesner, Tipton; William Carl Barnes, Windfall- Grace McAnich, Russiaville. BIRTHS: Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Howery, Tipton; Boy born at 4:55 a.m. on January 12. ... Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hellmann, •Kokomo; Girl born at 7:09 a.m. on January 12. Wife 's Reaction Does Ron's, wife Lois, a nurse by! training; mind his career? "Not if it's what Ron -wants/', she says. Son . Steven, 11,;, so far shows no- tendencies to be a test pilot: Daughter Lynda, 9, . prefers playing the piano and ballet ' dancing. 1 Hobbies? Vintage and V/STOL aircraft — and swimming j and .handball, partly to maintain physical condition. . j How about space flight? SMaybe in the space shuttle program, because it combines aeronautics and space," says . Ron, "but the main thing is, we.have a long way to go. with'V/STOL's." *Red Cross . (Continueji from page one) mittee is confident of a successful drive, in the interest of those men now•;-missing too long from their homes! Following! the campaign, all signed letters will be collected and mailed direct to Hanoi, Vietnam by the Howard - Tipton Chapter, | American Red Cross; term and those who were selected in' last June's draft, but for some j reason did hot reach terras w^th the clubs who picked them. Bench, Jhe.National League's Most Valuable draftee several season and. Player, was • a years ago and rose to stardom as a Cincinnati Reds catcher. Seaver's case is classic;" He jwas picked by Atlanta, but was signed after his college team started its the . deal was nullified because of the infrac-. lion. /The Njew York.' Mets picked Seaver's name out of a hat. when they; competed' with two - other |clubs for the ; pitcher's services. •Officers (Continued from page one) nora Shupperd Also installed were.- Warden, Donna Bagley; Conductor, Beth Silence; Chaplain, Judy Biddle; Right Supporter Chaplain, June Bagley; Left Supporter Chaplain, Betty Garst; Past Noble Grand, Barbara Savage; Right Supporter Past Noble Grand, Biernetta Scott, and Left Supporter Past Noble Grande Ray Lineback. Others were: Financial Secretary, Ann Cox 1 ; Recording Secretary, Wanda Starrett; Treasurer, Betty Kirby; Inside Guardian, Marianna Law; and Outside Guardian, Caiolyn McKinney. Gilbert Goodnight, Town Board Member Dies Gilbert L. Goodnight, 65, 206 West Jefferson street, Kempton died of a heart attack at 11 a.m. Tuesday shortly after being admitted to Tipton Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at McMulIan- Rude Funeral Home, Kempton. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Thursday at • McMullan-Rude Funeral. Hsme. . : '. .'• The deceased was born July 25, 1905 in Clinton County, the son of Jesse and. June_(Amos) Goodnight. He was married November 8, 1937 to Lelah Fern Rude.' He was a member of the Kempton Town Board. Surviving with the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Carrico, route : 3, Tipton and Mrs. Connie Lee Thomas,Kokomo;his. mother, Mrs.. June Goodnight, route 2, Kirklin; a sister, Mrs. Irene Shoe, Whitestown, and a brother, Donald K. Goodnight, Conway, Mo. John Bean Div. Trains Fireman Across Nation In the annual report, John Bean, Division of FMC announced today that approximately 400 firemen from. 30 states in the United Stat- , es. had.undergone training at the . Tipton Proving Grounds,It was also reported that many visiting firemen from foreign countries, members oforganiza-- tions throughout the United States had toured the local plant and fire school in operation the past year. . John Bean Div. also hosted 225 fire bus members during the year and sent sales managers to other states where equipment had. been purchased from the Tipton plant. 4 BIG DAYS!, ! -WUSA'PACKS A TERRIFIC PUNCH! •lilt's a vicious triangle that includes America. "* s — ->*v* N T***«» ,! *' r - - * General Motors (Continued from pap eight) a supporter of Sullivan.-* Sullivan has been described as an ardent black capitalist because he has organized black enterprises in Philadelphia 1 , including a big shopping center owned by his: church. He preaches continuously that "a man never is free until he owns something" and , says, "I will never be satisfied until ever; black adult in American owns piece of this country." PAUL JOANNE NEWMAN. 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