The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on January 26, 1971 · Page 1
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The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana · Page 1

Tipton, Indiana
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Tuesday, January 26, 1971
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HAROLD J. BURTON ARCHIVES ASSISTANT INDIANA STATE LIBRARY INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA VOLUME 1, NO..21 THE TIPTON (INDIANA) TRIBUNE TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1971 10$ PER COPY ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1835, AT POST OFFICE IN TIPTON. INDIANA r SECOND. CLASS POSTAGE AT TIPTON, INDIANA 460T2 Chamber "HOT • LINE" Question: If there is a state law prohibiting open burning why does the City of Tipton allow it to continue? A citizen wrote that . there are barrels near her home that are burning continuously. In the summer the smoke is so thick the residents can "hardly breathe." During a 50-mile an hour wind one evening, the resident bad to put water on ihe trash fire because the wind was whipping sparks near the home. Also the odor of burning garbage is irritating. Can't the city pick up the trash rather than allow burning in the city limits without it being too costly? Answer: The City Council and Mayor Ray Reach stated that, even though the State Board of Health has ruled open burning illegal, the city has not been officially notified by the State to cease open burning within the city limits. Until such time that the State makes notification, the open burning will be permitted within the city. ••• "" ' '• . /Question:. Can anything be done to move the flow of traffic at the Drive-In Banks and local Drive-in restaurant where cars must wait while the one ahead is trying to make a left hand turn, tying up traffic? • Answer: The City Council is presently studying the situation and has promised a solution to the traffic tie-up problem in the very near future. Consultation with the state may be necessary since the 'highway is involved before definite rules are set forth. Editor's Note: Individuals wishing to request information^ concerning local problems or having criticisms about situations in the community may send City Council their letters to Tipton Chamber of Commerce office. The Chamber will then answer the letters through the Tipton Daily Tribune column. 45£ PER WEEK Lowering of Voting Age Survives Legal Maneuvers JlAliOr Leaders-— Members of the Junior Leaders of Tipton County 4-H Clubs met Monday at the 4-H Building to discuss county-wide youth problems. The members held small discussion groups and later combined their suggestions and ideas for a meeting later with Sheriff Dick Ziegler. Pictured above are Junior Leader President, Mike Mitchell, Bill Rump, Greg Parr, Nancy Smith, Diana Boyd and Youth Extension Agent, Richard Blank., (Staff Photo by Pat Cline) _ One-Way Street 7 Junior Leadership Youth Discuss Problems INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) - A bill to lower the voting age to 18-in-state elections survived some crippling legal maneuvering and appeared today to be ready for favorable action soon in the House. The bill was' sponsored by Rep. Richard A. Boehning, R- Lafayette, House majority leader. An amendment offered by. Rep. E. Henry Lanikin Jr., R- Indianapolis, would, have lowered other state age requirements, such as the 18-year-old marriage regulation, to 15 years of age.. • • Sisters Receive Minor Injuries In Accident \ Joe. Watson, Tipton Attorney, | said that his three daughters traveling to Tipton schools Monday i morning in a family vehicle suffered minor ' injuries, when the auto driven by one .of the daugh- j ters slid on the icy Ind. 28, one i mile west of U.S. 31, and veered into a tree on the south ditch of Ind.;28; The girls were all treated, x-rayed and released : for observation at home.... • However; Boehning attacked the probable result, the - amendment charging it was Lamkin said Boenning's bill intended to. kill his bill, and" Lamkin agreed that would be (Continued on page six) Woman Injured In Mrs. EHen.Zehner of Tipton R 1 is in the Howard Community Hospital^ Kokomo, in fair Condition suffering fractured legs and ribs as | a result-of a freak mishap in front of her home on Ind. 28, one mile west-bf Tipton. According to Tipton County Sheriff Richard Ziegler and Tipton City Police Mrs.' Zehner, Monday 5 p.m., walked from her house to the mailbox on the north berm of Ind. 28 to place letters in the mailbox] As she turned to open the box door she was struck in the thighs of the back of her. legs by a large piece of mental which was later identified as an auto muffler-tailpipe assembly which had been "dropped from a vehicle earlier onto the westbound lane of Ind. 28. .. Officers and Mrs. Zehner later learned that a westbound car struck the muffler assembly and hurled it about 25 feet into the victims | legs. .The. unidentified vehicle driver was able to stop about 200 feet west of the scene, ran back and with information from Mri. Zehner, who was still clutching the letters in her hand, , called Henry Zehner, her husband, from the house and an ambulance and officers were summoned immediately. Mrs. Zehner was first taken to the Tipton County Hospital and then transferred at -7 p.m. to the Howard Community Hospital, because of the request of] a Kokomo bone specialist. . • First Reading Members of City Council met Monday for their regular meeting in the City Court Room. An ordinance (number 311) to make Court Street a one-way street was read and passed the approval of the councilmen on the first reading. Ordinance num^ ber 312, making the alley between Main street and West Trooper Reports Six Arrests Indiana State Trooper Richard L. Joines, reported the following arrests: William A. Young, 32, 1603 S. Sheridan, Elwood; for no operator's license oh Indiana 1!) :i* VorthSt; Charles J. Zellerberger Jr,, 20 Arcadii; tor speeding 78 miles an hour in a 65 mile per hour zi'W >u Indiana 19; . Junior J. Marsh, 27. route 3 North Vernon; for speeding 80 •U'i'i- i;» h.vir ii 4 G3 mile per hour itn >nRoad 19; William T. Davis, 17, «20 S. "A", Elwood; for speeding 90 ihile an hour in a 65 mile pjc hour zone on Road 23 Margu-'.*- 3reen. li. TilE. Jefferson, Tipton; for speeding 81 miles an hour in a 65-mils per hour zone on U. S. 31; Bessie L. Dehart,'22. ro.i <'e 4 Elwood for expired vehicle in- spection sticker at 400 N. and $00 E. street a one-way alley from Jefferson Street to the intersection of alleys was also read and approved on first reading. Sealed bids for a tractor with loader were opened and reviewed by the City Council. Submitting bids were F.Ray Hull ;and; Son; He lie r Industrial Equipment Company of Kokomo; Ellison Tractor Sales and Daleney Equipment Co. of Indianapolis represented by David Coverdale. The bids were referred to Board of Works "and Safety for final decision. ; In other - business, the council approved city claims, numbers 48 through 77 in the amount of $12,124.23 and utility claims numbers: 48 through 85 in the amount of $198,802.77. The Councilmen discussed way and means of ending-the defacing of property at the City Park. It was noted that prosecution will be necessary if the defacing continues. Robert Higgins was present to discuss a proposed Nursing Home to be constructed south of the city. He informed the councilmen that the Home would consist of 52 beds with a possible addition of 52 beds in the future. Cost of construction was estimated at $326,000 and Mr. Higgins stated that he hopes to break ground for construction, March 1,1971. The Tipton County Junior Leader meeting Monday, January 25th, was to discuss problems faced by the Tipton Community Retired Teachers Han Meeting About 30 members of the Tipton area Retired-Teachers Association met last weekend at Tom's Cafeteria and elected officers as follows: H. Joe Eastman,' president; Dale Morehead, 1st Vice; Dallice Darst, 2nd Vice;. J, B. Oyler, treasurer; and Freda O'Banion, secretary. Purpose of the organization is for the Retired Teachers Fund to get adequate publicity for favoring the legislature to enact legislation to fund the IRTA sufficiently and stabilize the amount to aid many teachers who taught prior to social security and now need more financial assistance. The February meeting will be announced when it is known that . Earl Utterback, one of the IT RTA officers can be present. with regard to its youth. Mrs. ing to solve the reason behind Pat Cline, Editor of Tipton Daily the violation. Tribune, discussed some of the The junior leaders then divid- problenis that she has observed ed into small groups to discuss in the Tipton Community.. High - the problems. In their duscuss- on the list of problems were: ion the following reasons were Christina Cunningham Tomorrows Hornemaker drinking, drug abuse, breaking and 'entering, malicious shooting, harassing pur older citizens and turning in false fire alarms. In her presentation,. Mrs. Cline stated that she felt that the police and judicial sy- cited for the delinquency problem in Tipton County. 1. Too much idleness in our; area. 2. Some persons are not accepted by i others, adults and minors, because of their appearance, beliefs or financial ability. 3. stems were not entirely at fcultM Not enough or too much-parental concern. 4. Apathic attitudes by merely catching and prosecuting law violators, we do noth- (Continued on page six) Utility Board Purchases New Backhoe The three member Tipton Utility Board "Monday evening in regular session unanimously approved the purchase of a John Deere backhoe unit from the Heuer Company, Howard County at a cost of ,$12;999 including tradein. The new unit weighs 18,600 pounds and is dual -controlled. All board members were of the opinion that the old unit was top expensive to keep in repair and also too small for the major jobs now required by the Water Department Board members too, discussed water test wells east of Tipton and problems confronting the disposal plant. It was also reported that the new chain link fence recently constructed a- rouhd the disposal grounds was complete. . i Reflections On Second Annual Pork Festival Ned Grayson Chairman of Pork Festival Board The idea was conceived in the minds of a few citizens in July 1969. Maybe a barbequed pork chop feed, a parade and a few contests...nurtured by energy of people who saw the need for the event and pre-financed by some who had. faith in the idea. The idea grew like topsy near ing a situation of out-of-control at time. The first Pork Festival was held September 11, 1969. Success beyond all spectations, both. financially and in Tipton County Community re-vitalization. The time approached for a decision. Shall we bask in success or put success on the line and plan for bigger and better in 1970. The challenge,..Festival No, 2 had to be proving ground...novice ' mistakes tolerated in the first could not be chanced in the second. Home people would expect more and curious visitors should and could not be disappointed. Use the nest egg garnered from the first and build a budget for a new, that would again require High Winds—' Grocery carts and milk carton cases blown by 50 miles per hour winds Tuesday morning from Tipton Supermarket west of the Courthouse to the Courthouse parking lot site. "Some cases were blown east erf tlie Library and some Tipton citizens reported their trash and "garbage cans had blown away and had not beeniound Tuesday morning. Several buildings in the business area had pieces of roofing to be blown completely loose from the tops of the buildings. The chill factor with the wind blowing Tuesday morning was set afe27 degrees below zero. (Staff Photo by EMon Cage) junior high Cloud type - Stratus, overcast Present temperature -18 Maximum temperature -21 Minimum temperature -18 Wind Direction - West Wind Velocity - 17 mph Relative Humidity - 77% Precipitation - snow Barometer Reading - 29.78 falling .' Forecast - Cloudy and unsettled success to meet. Plan something for everyone. The plan...more and better service in the food tent...more people involvement, more activity ...improve quality of parade. Success that would insure the Festival a future...proof that, it can promote a community' people should be proud'of. : The Action Double serving lines in food tent..double eating space...better preparation for handling of crowds and serving. Bring all programs from original back plus more...extend through Sunday... . add commercial booths for local organizations ... provide for a Chamber of Commerce booth to promote the community..upgrade parade by earlier invita- (Continued on page six) Jay Anderson f Receives Burns In Korea Mishap Jay Anderson, ex-Tipton High School Football and Basketball player now in the military in Korea, suffered facial and arm burns last week while attempting to re-light a cooking stove in the Mess Hall Kitchen where he is chief cook. According to Jay's mother, Mrs. Delores Anderson, the stove went out and i Jay turned a relight valve and the flames flashed over his face and arms, causing burns sufficient for Jay to be treated at the clinic and be off duty for three days. ' Tipton High School's'1971 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow is senior Christina. Selected for her performance in a written knowledge and attitude examination administered to senior girls on Dec. 1, Miss Cunningham will receive a specially designed award from General Mills, sponsor of the annual education program. Additionally, she is now eligible for state and national honors, including one of 102 college scholarships totaling $110,000. ' . The national first-place winner — the 1971 Betty Crocker All-American Homemaker of Tomorrow -- will receive a $5,000 educational grant. •< She wUl be chosen this spring from 51 Homemakers of Tomorrow representing each state and the District of Columbia at the close of an expense-paid educational tour of Washington^ D.C., and Colonial Williamsburg, Va. Each of the state winners • will be accompanied on this tour by a school advisor. Second-, third- and fourth-place national winners will be awarded $4,000, $3,000 and $2,000 scholarships; the- other State Homemakers of Tomorrow will receive $1,500 grants. State judging centers on scores of school winners in the Dec. 1 Girls Basketball Team- Huffman fills in as referee for the first with six femme teams got underway Monday score. Jumping after a held ball are Carpi tossed the ball in the ozone. Five A single defeat eliminates i team. : Kris Zehner, GAA Sportshead, is Tipton High .School teacher and athletic coach Jay Tipton High School GAA basketball tourney. The tourney night and Team No. 1 edged Team No. 4 by a 60-5 girls Cook and Barbara Baxter. Referee Huffman has just are on each of the six teams and boys rules are used. in charge of the tourney. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage)

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