The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on January 18, 1971 · Page 1
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The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana · Page 1

Tipton, Indiana
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Monday, January 18, 1971
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•l'-;'DI<V:A STAT2 LIBHA'Tf- I:^IA;:A?OLI3, ISDIAUA VOLUME 1, NO. 14 THE TIPTON (INDIANA) TRIBUNE MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 1971 10£ PER COPY 45£ PER WEEK ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895, AT POST OFFICE IN TIPTON, (INDIANA SECOND CLASS POSTAGE AT TIPTON, INDIANA 46072 gional Science Fair Scheduled Eight Killed Over Week-end As Traffic Toll Climbs to 76 Hundreds of high school pupils in .13 north central Indiana counties are busy developing and working on science projects they hope Will receive the plaudits of some 70.Purdue University professors . during the 19th Lafayette Region• al Science and Engineering Fair March 19-20. ]•' The annual regional event will .again be .staged in ^the Purdue • University MemorlalCenter. The , high school pupils will exhibit .projects in five categories this year. They include junior and senior, biological science, junior and senior physical science and junior earth. The science class "stars" throughout the region that ex- . i hibit at the regional fair will have until March 8 to complete Itheir projects and register for the event _ Dr. Terry R. West, director of the regional fair, in inviting the youthful scientists to participate in the fair, commented that in past years scientific topics making newspaper headlines have changed as rapidly as the world itself. ' o "We have seen the emphasis move from to oceanography to the current der mand for environmental studies. Currently .man is finding that science and technology, which played an important elevating his • standard of living, must now lead in the solution , of the problems caused by this affluence," Dr. West added. . •Counties eligible to send representatives to the Lafayette exhibition include Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Newton^ | Pulaski, Tipton, Warren, White and Tippecanoe. There are eleven other regional fairs conducted in Indiana, all under the auspices of the Indiana Academy of Science. . In many cases, schools will holding their own science and the top winners, plus lection of other outstandingexhi ,' (Continued on page six' Nixon 0 Announ New Benefits For Wives-Chi ces When junior high Bmnw Cloud type - clear Present temperature -15 Maximum temperature - 27 Minimum temperature - -1 Wind Direction - West Wind Velocity - 2 mph Relative Humidity - 82% Precipitation - 0 Barometer steady Forecast becoming cloudy jReading - 20.99 Unsettled and President. Nixon has signed into law new education benefits for wives and children" qfj prisoners of war, and for servicemen who have served 181 days of active duty rather than two years as was previously quired. ' | ' The new benefits became effective December 24, 1970 according to Administrator of Veterans Affairs Donald E. Johnson. The. reduction in the active duty requirement to 181 days also applies to the eligibility of servicemen for GI loan guarantee benefits, Johnson said.! This broadened eligibility makes it possible for men and women-to use their GI Bill benefits sponer while still in military service, Johnson explained. ; Under the new law, the wives and children of those members of the Arjned'Forces on active duty who have been listed for more than 90 days as missing in . action, captured, "or forcibly detained or interned in the line of duty by a foreign government or power", are eligible for! educational beneiits.; I For apprenticeships and on- the-job training courses under the GI Bill, servicemen are required to take 120 hours of training per month to receive full training allowance, and a lesser number of hours result in a proportionate . reduction in the!allowance, j Full - time training, Johnson '• explained, contemplates a [work week of at least 30 hours unless collective, bargaining has established a lesser standard for a work week. , } I ;, , One Hospitalized—Julia A. Pickett, 21, 502 1/2 N. Conde was listed in good condition at the Tipton County Memorial Hospital this morning after an accident Saturday at 3:15 p.m. City police reported that Pickett was traveling north on Road 19, south of Park Road when an identified motorist pulled off of Park Road in front of her, causing her to lose control of her 1965 auto and slide off the road. She hit the bridge abuttment and then traveled down into the ditch on the west side of the road. Pickett was taken to Tipton County Memorial Hospital by Young-Nichols Ambulance. The car was towed from the scene. (Photo by Joe O'Banion) Indochina Troops Engaged In Heavy Combat, U.S. EnvoIvement Is ; By BARNEY SEIBERT SAIGON (UPI>-Cambodian and South Vietnamese troops with heavy support from U.S. Army helicopter gunships entered the Pich Nil Pass on Highway 4 today and were heavily engaged in hand to hand combat with Communist troops on its mountainous slopes, the Cambodian high; command reported. • By United Press International Eight deaths in separate accidents over the weekend boosted the 1971 Indiana traffic toll, to 76,- compared with 42, a year ago. The weekend brought Washington, Wayne,. Daviess, Carroll and Jennings County their first fatalities of the year, and raised the i number of Hoosier counties with black marks - this year to 33. Jill L Rondeau, 33, 'Fort Wayne, was killed Sunday in a one-car accident on U.S. 24 on Plan Commission, Zoning Board To Meet Thursday • Tipton County Planning Commission and Board of Zoning of Appeals will have there regular .meeting Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Planning Commission office at the Courthouse. Agenda , will be yearly reports, election of officers of both Boards and jthe hireing of personnel. Richr ard E. Mitchell and Earl Hem- megar will discuss the minor sub-division, one thru five. the west side .of Fort Wayne, Police said her car skidded on the icy street and hit. a utility pole. •Arlan' Johnson,. 34, Centerville, was kiiled Sunday in a " three-car collision in Richmond. • Police said Johnson was a passenger in a car. driven by John Schwab, 26, Wiliiamsport, which yeered out of control andsrtruck two .dther vehicles. Edith Robihette died Sunday in pital of injuries Tuesday in na Muncie William Garrett 54, Muncie, a-Muncie hos- suffered last a two-car collision street. 28; Martins­ ville, was thrown from his car and crushed as .it tumbled over him in a crash-along Indiana 67 two miles southwest of Martinsville early Sunday. State police said the auto failed to hold to a curve. In another pre-dawn accident Sunday, Marvina Coleman, 18, Kettering, Ohio, was killed when a Baltimore & .Ohio train hit the driver's door of her car just off .U.S. 50 three miles east of North Vernon. She had turned off the highway onto a Jennings County road just before the collision. (Continued on page two) Milder Weather Expected Increased Although no U.S. ;.. ground troops were reported in action Early Morning Accident NOTICE Due to death in the family the Rebekah Lodge #387 will be cancelled tonight. The next meeting will be February 1, at 7:30. A 22 year-old Windfall R 2 driver suffered minor injuries. Monday 7:15 a.m. in a one vehicle accident at 500N-45QE, according to Tipton County Sheriff Richard Ziegler, who investigated. Sheriff Ziegler said Richard K. Keeler, driving a 1964 auto, slid on the icy surface, skidded into a county highway bridge, broke oft the guard abutments, totalled the car and caused injuries to Heeler's back and also shock. False Alarm Too, the' Tipton County Sher -j iff's office, alerted by an alarm at the Union State Bank at Sharps ville, made a quick run to the site Sunday night and found that] it was a false alarm, probably set off by the cold temperatures. Sheriff Ziegler said the false! alarm didi. activate area police units to the site which proved action by police units would bej adequate oh a true alarm. Omega Boy Scout Troop Name in j Cambodia the United States has greatly increased its involvement there. Vientiane dispatches reported increased use of UJ.S. air power agains^a Communist offensive there and> the . U.S. command in Saigon reported new protective strikes in North Vietnam. ...; Pich Nil Pass is 60 miles southwest of Phnom Peny on. the 138-mile long Highway 4 linking Phnom Penh with the deep water port of Kompong Som. A South Vietnamese, tank force was driving northward from Kompong Som and a Cambodian and South Vietnamese unit was driving south. (Continued on page six) By United Press International The temperature-fell to zero in Indiana today as winter's' latest cold spell entered its fourth day. Fort Wayne recorded zero, South Bend 3 above, Lafayette •6, Indianapolis .9, Terre Haute. 17 and Eyansville 24 in the early-morning hours. Lows ranging from zero to 5 above north to 8 to 13 above south were| predicted for tonight with temperatures reamining generally- {below, freezing through Wednesday but warming some that day. Milder weather was expected Thursday and Friday,' with highs from the mid 30s to the mid 40s. On both of those days, precipitation is forecast. But it should be | in the form of rain rather than, snow most of the . time. | ' -Highs Sunday ranged from 20 at South Bend and Fort Wayne J.P. Notes " Justice of the Peace, Joe N. O'Banion . issessed Marjorie A. Gross wit i disregarding a stop sign. . She was fined $1.75 plus cost $22.25 in J. P. Court. r Arrest Indiana State Trooper Glen L. Shrock reported the following arrest: Norma E. Attebury, 38, 400 S. 135 W.,Kokomo for speeding on U. S. 31, 2 mile north of State Road 28. v While the j majority of Tipton County citizens were snuggled in their warm beds or relaxed in an easy chair watching television Saturday night, Boy Scouts from Caribou District were bra- Tying near zero temperatures with ' great pioneer spirit at the scout camp, southwest of the city. The annual winter camporee got underway at 8:30 a.m. Satur­ day as Boy Scouts greeted the nippy, frosty morning with! camp gear and tents strapped to their backs as they headed for the wooded area. - As soon as they registered, they wasted no time in setting up camp sites which was to be their homes for the next 30 hours. Tents were'erec- ted, wood gathered for j camp fires and instructions given. - *'•. Time out for a sack lunch preceded ah afternoon of demonstrations in cooking, woodlore and fire building with flint and steel. Scout leaders from outside districts came to Tipton to give the demonstrations. o Boy Scouts put what they had learned at.the afternoon session into practice by cooking breads, stews, pies etc over their camp- fires for supper. A scavenger hunt preceded the evening cleanup. As dusk fell, the scouts and their leaders gathered around tjie central campfire for an evening of fun and fellowship. Various patrols gave skits and bits of wit with group singing included in the program. Tired from a full days activity, adventure and excitement, the Boy Scouts headed for their tents to spend the night while some took their turns at fire-watch, keeping logs on the fire throughout the night to take the chill off. The aroma of sausage and eggs simmering over an open fire brought the courageous young men out to face another day of to 34 at Evansviile. Highs today will range from 15 to 28 and on Tuesday from 15 to 30. Only a few snow flurries were expected' today through Tuesday, the precipitation probability percentages ranging from 10 central and south to 20 north. Snow was reported at dawn at Evansviile and Fort "Wayne. An early-morning road condition report said roads were "snow covered and slick" in the northwest and "main roads .slick to slick in spots and secondary snow-covered and slick" in the northeast. Light snow plagued some . state areas late Saturday, icing highways and streets aand causing many wrecks in traffic. Measurements of snow this morning included four inches at South Bend, one at Fort Wayne. Joseph Smelser Recently Promoted Joseph R, Smelser, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Smelser, 331 Kings Way, Bremerton, Wash., has been promoted to master sergeant in the U.- S. Air Force. Sergeant Smelser, a communications wiring technician at McCIellan AFB, Calif., is assigned to a unit of the Air Force Communications Service. The sergeant is a 1952 graduate of .South Kitsap High School, Port Orchard, Wash. His wife, Bernice, is the daughter of Mr.andMrs.AndyAItherr, route 4 Tipton, Ind. pioneering in the bitter cold ear ly Sunday morning. Church services were held around the camp-j fire for Protestant boys while the .Catholic boys were taken into town for services. • • j Contests among the patrols were heldjwith Troop 515 winning first plate in the tree saw event, flag pole | event and log saw event. Troop 592 placed second in the three events while Troop 595 placed third. 'I. The moment of anticipation drew near as the awards program got underway at 11 a.m. Wade Stone, District Camping Chairman, assisted by district officers, Joe VanHorn and Bill Gullion presented the following awards: | Outstanding overall campers award was given to Troop 515 under the leadership of Ralph Beard, scoutmaster. The Troop is sponsored by the Omega Christian Church and exemplified top scouting in all phases throughout the camporee. They were awarded ]the traveling trophy for their oustanding" achievement. Ralph Baird was! awarded a handcarved wooden plaque as the special scoutmaster's award. RunnerHup campers award wenfetp Troop 592 with Scoutmaster Freeman Fox as leader. First place campsite award was presented to| Troop 592.. Second place campsite winners was Troop 595 and third place went to Troop 515. . A special hand carved wood plaque in exact replica of the win- ter'camporee patch was awarded to Kurt Maines. Scout Maines designed the five-color patch denot- (Continued on page six) Outstanding TfOOp-- omega Boy Scout Troop 51 .sj sponsored by Omega Christian Church and under the direction of Ralph Beard, Scout master, was named the outstanding winter campers at the Caribou Winter Scout Cimporee held over the week-end at the scout camp, southwest of the city. Pictured above are members of the Omega Troop, left to fight, Steve Beard, Kenny Wallace, holding the taveling trophy award; Ralph Beard, scoutmaster, with the special scoutmasters award: Eric Goodnight and Dan Colton. j- (Staff Photo by Pat Cline) Pioneer Spirit-- Coffee brewing over an open fire added to the pioneer spirit in the great outdoors Saturday and Sunday as boy scouts and their leaders from Caribou District spent the week-end in near zero temperatures to learn the skills and tech; niques of survival in adverse conditions. VanHcrn) (Photo special by Joe Designs Camp Patch-- Kurt Maines (second from right)<designed a five-color camporee patch, which was used for the 1971 Winter Camporee. His imagination and artistic talents were i. rewarded when Wade Stone, Caribou District Camp Chairman presented Maines with a hand-carved five-color plaque which was ah exact replica of the original patch design. The plaque was hand ! • carved and painted by Mrs. Ralph Beard,! Omega. On hand to congratulate scout Maines were left to right, Norman Culp, Caribou Prairie Valley District Executive; Stone with Maines and Freeman Fox, 1 scoutmaster of troop 592 of whi,ch Maines is a member. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage)

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