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HAROLD J. BOSTON ' . • " ARCHIVES ASSISTAHr INDIANA STATE LIBRART INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA VOLUME 1, NO. 22 THE TIPTON (INDIANA) TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1971 • ' ''' ' '' -" - 10£ PER COPY 45£ FEB WEEK ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4y 1895, AT POST OFFICE IN TIPTON, INDIANA SECOND CLASS] POSTAGE AT TIPTON, INDIANA- 46072 3,000 Respond to 6t Write Hanoi 95 As of 26 January 1971, 3000 letters bearing signatures of persons obtained in Tipton County were mailed from our local Postoffice. The letters were packed and sealed and the package stamped with the official AMERICAN; RED CROSS stamp. Recent information received in the Red Cross office indicates that the prisoners are being allowed to write additional letters-to their families. The effort in Tipton County was indeed a success! The plans for the campaign and soliciting for signatures and the-recruitment of volunteers was under the direction of Mrs. Lester Amsbury, member of the Service to Military Families Committee assisted by Mrs. Lucy Adler, Board member; Mrs. Do-, rotha Williams, Chairman of Volunteers and Mrs. Lena E.Ste­ wart, Director of the Service to Military Family program in Howard and Tipton Counties. Participating in the "Write Hanoi" campaign were: Marsh Foodliner; Citizens National (Continued on page eight) County Residents Use I.U.'s Unique Services Comprehensive Mental Health Center Discussed ' Officials from the Comprehensive Mental Health Center now under \ construction in Howard County discussed the plans and proposals of the Center Tuesday night with members of Tipton County! Mental Health Association and key persons of the county at the Tipton High School. Tipton Countyispresentlypar-r tidpatingj inWie Kokomo Guidance [Center with several county individuals using the services of the Center the past few years. It wis pointed put that when the new Center opens, the Guidance . Center will cease operation. Under tbesej circumstances, Tipton County must either decide to join the new Center operation or seek. Building Corp. Report Shows $223,461 Balance The Indiana University Hospitals are unique in the Hoosier health care system: There are no other hospitals like these anywhere in Indiana.. The University Hospitals- are used each year for the clinical educations of more than 3,000 students in medicine, nursing, and the allied health professions. Most of these students stay in Indiana to practice the professions they learned in the University Hospitals. The University Hospitals are the hospitals of last resort for tens .of thousands of Hoosiers who need diagnoses, methods of treatment, and rehabilitation services which are too complex and too difficult to be offered in Indiana's community and county hospitals. * Last year, 71 patients from Tipton County were admitted to the University Hospitals for these specialized services. In all, 15,480 Hoosiers were patients in the four University Hospitals and there were 77,163 visits to the highly specialized but-patient clinics in. the University Hospitals. there were 1,825 babies born in Coleman Hospital for Women. There were 4,452 visits to the children's dentistry clinic in Riley Hospital for Children, the., largest clinic of its kind in the New Church Opens Sunday Church services will be held this Sunday 11 a.m. at 830 Oak Street in the former Apostolic Church. Building, which belongs to Willie Daniels of Tipton. Pastor of the new Community Church will be Roy Copas of Tipton. Pastor Copas said Sunday School would be held at ,10 a.m. prior to the Church services this Sunday and that. Sunday night service would be held at 7 p.m. Pastor Copas said the church was started just on faith and he and the institution forming families would welcome all persons to the Church. Wednesday nights nave been scheduled for prayer services at 7 p.m., Copas concluded. United States. J There were 94 visits to the clinic for amputees in Long Hospital, the only clinic of its kind in Indiana. There were 813,980 laboratory tests ordered from the clinical laboratories in the University Hospitals. More than 3,380,000 pounds of linen was laundered. More than 82,000 radiology examinations or treatments were given in the University Hospitals. There were 416,895 meals (Continued on page eight) Legion Tops Member Quota Tipton American Legion Post 46 Commander Oscar Ingle said the membership committee had reached and surpassed it's 1971 State "set quota fox-membership of 256 by going over the 260 mark early this week. Ingle said he was pleased to make this announcement with the Legion "Stag Party set to? this Saturday evening and night at the local Legion Post. Any Tipton County veteran eligible for the American Legion wishing information about joining the post should contact officers or spokesmen at the Post 46 Home, 129 North Independence Street, or telephone them at 675-4180. / Wilis Report Mental Health Center--Jack Simmons, Chairman of Tipton County Mental.Healtlvcon­ verses with Dr. John Bowman, director of Comprehensive Mental Health Center and Bill Douglas, assistant administrator of the new Center concerning Tipton County involvement in the use and finance of the Mental Health Center now under construction at Kokomo. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage) South Vietnam Marks Tet Lunar New . By KATE WEBB PHNOM PENH (UPI)-The Cambodian High Command today announced a large-scale operation to drive Communists away from the capital of Phnom Penh, hit by terrorists Women May Apply For Bus Routes Bus route bids are being received by Tipton Commun-. ity School Corporation. The Superintendent has been asked whether the school board would receive bids from women drivers and he said yes. Reports from. other school corporations using women drivers report the women drivers are as competent and efficient as men drivers and in many cases have fewer problems than male drivers. for five days in a row. In South Vietnam, both Communist and Allied forces marked the Tet lunar new year —the Allies with a 24-hour cease-fire; and the Communists with a four-day stand-down. Military spokesmen in Saigon said the Communists violated their own cease-fire at least 30 times in the first 12 hours and seven of the incidents involved American units. Two GIs were wounded. Cambodian High Command spokesman Li. Col. Am Rong 1 said more than 20 government battalions were pushing west and northwest of Phnom Penh and .had retaken a government radar post and a railway station nine miles from the city, causing' "heavy losses, to the enemy." He said "the military situation has improved and the enemy is being pushed out." "Strict security precautions were set up around Phnom Penh - to keep Communist The 92nd Congress Begins The gun has sounded starting the first session of the 92nd Congress. This Congress will decide on such issues as: Should the welfare system to guarantee a minimum annual income for the working poor be passed into law? Should legislation be passed which would return a share of federal tax revenues to states and cities, with no strings attached? Should Congress provide a big step-up in funds to develop the supersonic transport? Should Congress impose quotas on imports of textiles, shoes and other products? Should the President be given the power to ban nation-wide transportation strikes? Should a new federal agency to represent consumer interests be created? ; Should Congress tighten feder- Letters TO Hanoi Mrs. Edna Amsbury, member of the Service To Military Families Red Cross Committee; Mrs. Lena E. Stewart, Director of Service to Military Family program in Howard and Tipton Counties and Mrs. Dorotha Williams, chairman of Volunteers prepare to mail 3,000 tetters'signed in Tipton County In their recent "Write Hanolr" campaign. (Staff Photo by Pat Cline) al standards on water pollution, and extend federal aid to curb water pollution? These questions will alt be answered in the months to come. Congress will also study new legislation regarding crime, defense spending, gun control laws, prayer in the public schools and social security increases. Opinion Needed On votingon these matters, it is important that I, as your representative, know your views. I would like to be kept informed of your thinking, and will do my best to keep you informed of the activities taking place here in Congress. Here To Serve A Members of the United States Congress has two basic responsibilities. The first is that he votes on measures and his vote should, for the most part, represent the thinking of those whom he represents.. The second is that he serves as a liaison between his constituents and the Federal Govern• ment It is my belief that some of you may not always agree with my vote. But it Is my intention to make certain that none of you disagree with the type of service you will receive from my office. If you seek service In regard to Social Security benefits, veterans problems, academy appointments or a number of other matters, please write thefollowingaddress: Congressman Elwood H. Hillls, U.S. House of Representatives, 1510 Longworth Building, Washington D.C. 20515. terrorists from moving into the city where some residents were celebrating the Tet lunar new : year. There was no. holiday cease-fire in Cambodia. About 15 to 20 American soldiers dressed in civilian clothes moved in Phnom Penh Airport Monday to retrieve two helicopters damaged in the Comm8nist raid, which destroyed some 35 planes at the airport, the U.S. Command in Saigon acknowledged today. The command said the Americans.remained on Cambodian 'soil for about an hour while rigging the damaged choppers for recovery. They arrived and left in three.U.S. Army helicopters. In Phnom Penh, there were fears of a Communist offensive during the three-day Tet holiday which ends Friday. Roadblocks were numerous and traffic was stopped as the strict security precautions hampered movement. Am Rong said Highway 4, opened last week by a joint Cambodian-South Vietnamese push aided by American air support, had been repaired and that military vehicles were moving along it from Phnom Penh to the key seaport of Kompong Som. As yet, he said, no civilian vehicles have made the 150-mile trip. : Northern Community School Building Corporation released the following report of Tri-Central High School: ' • - i • ..' • ' • '. • Bidder WiUsay - Bid $1,020,000.00, payments $965,499.00, unpaid balance $54,501.00; Bidder Hanlin - Bid $384,000.00, payments $374,400.00, unpaid balance $9,600.00; Bidder Hyre •? Bid ;$149,051.00, payments $134,145.00, un-. paid balance $14,905.00; . Bidder Lee - Bid $6,200.00, payments 0, unpaid balance $6,200.00; Bidder McKeeson $39,449.00, payments $35,341.20, unpaid balance $4,107.80; Bidder NO Royal - Bid $34,668.00 r payments $31,412.87, unpaid balance $3,255.13; •Bidder King - Bid $7,648.00, $7,648.00, unpaid balanace 0; . Bidder Kiger - Bid $19,168.00, payments $15,334.27, unpaid Driver Charged On Three Counts Theodore K. Johnson, 29,_ of. Russiaville R 2, was taken into custody Tuesday night by Tipton County Sheriff Richard Ziegler on three traffic charges. Johnson was arrested on U.S. 31, three and one-half miles north of Ind. 28. Sheriff Ziegler charged Johnson with driving under the influence, reckless driving and public intoxication. Two Fined In City Court Two persons appear in Tipton City Court Tuesday before City Court Judge Glenn T. Boyer.who assessed the following fines: Robert Stewart, route lwas sentenced to Indiana State Farm for a period of 180 days. The sentence was suspended, pending good behavior. Donald E. Duncan, 35,5108 Al- [ gonquin Trail, Kokomo arrested for spending on U. S. 31 was fined $5.00 plus $26.25. court costs. balance $3,833.73; .- Bidderl E.E. -Bid $14,307.00, paymentsj $12,48Ep70, unpaid balance $1,821.30- Totalsjfor bids $1,674,491.00, payments $1,576,266.04, unpaid balances ($98,223.96. Architect bid $93,771.49, payments $86,795.71, unpaid balance $6,975.79. Legal etc. payments $29,922.87, unpaid balance o. Totaljs of payments $1,692, T 984.62, unpaid balances. $105,199.75. , ... -Inventory and Cash on hands (from Hj McNew report) $328,- assistance for county patients through state hospitals. Dr. John Bowman, director of the Comprehensive Mental Health Center,' stated that the Center is designed to serve Howard- Tipton-Clinton Counties and will have a full and competent staff of professionals employed. The $2.7 million Center will staff approximately 50 individuals which will include psychiatrists, • socialogists, case workers, and therapists. Five essential services will be offered by the Center to participating counties." These services will include inpatient; out-patient; emer gene- continued on page eight) Fire Run .660.81. obligations $223,461.06. Net cash on hand after Tipton County Fire Department was called to the Boyd Lanbert resident, route 5, which is four miles west and one-half west, to a wood pile which was out of control. No damage was reported.. Trooper Arrests Indiana State Trooper Jim Schroeder reported the arrest of Larry E.Etts,route 2 Tipton, for expired vehiSe inspection sticker, on State Road 19, at4:30 p.m. Monday. )npmy Award— B ill Tice, (Center) was recently awarded The Tommy Award for the best color and best fabric design in fashions. The award, presented for the-first time this year was established by the American Printed Fabrics Council, whose members include creators and producers of more than two billion linear yards of printed fabric yearly. The nickname for the award, . "tommy" comes from a tool used by craftsmen in producing printed textiles. Six' winners were selected by 524 fashion editors representing newspapers from coast to coast. Bill, a graduate of Tiptop High School spent Christmas with his sister (left) Mrs. JamesJ Cochran of Phoeniz, d Ariz, and his mother Mrs. Ralph Graham (right) and family of route 1. FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS ttttMKATUM ernor s Zero degrees showing on Time - Temperature sign at Tipton financial institution shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday January 27,1971. Two grade school children can be seen just emerging from apartment doorway onto Jefferson Street sidewalk, heading for school. The zero digit held firm to about 9:30 a.m. when the thermometer grudgingly gave way to one above zero and forecasters predicted about the same temperatures for January 28, so Tipton Water Department Superintendent Ted Sharp reminded citizens to let their water faucets lightly drip through the night to eliminate freezing. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage) By HORTENSE MYERS INDIANAPOLIS ( U PI) Governor Whitcomb's $115 milr lion program of property tax relief—to be achieved with no sales or income tax hikes—was promised a careful study by the Indiana legislative leaders but with no assurance of final acceptance. Whitcomb's "highly integrated program of property tax tradeoffs" called for doubling the state cigarette tax from 6 cents to 12 cents a pack, and incras- ing the tax on liquor 17 cents a gallon, on wine 17 cents a gallon and on beer slightly less than 4 cents, a gallon. Democratic leaders charged these were "nuisance tax" increases that would not provide adequate property tax relief and some GOP spokesmen showed a tendency to agree with them, although the Republican majority leadership in the House and Senate mainly restrained their criticism until a more, detailed examination of. the governor's Tuesday budget message to the Legislature. Better Investments Possible Whltcomb figured his plat of "genuine property tax relief' actually would amount to $187 Tax Relief nder Study million j from the proposed cigarette tax increase, $7.2 million from the booze hikes and $15 million j from law changes allowing better investment of state funds—to make up the $115.3 million property tax relief through reduction of property taxes yy direct application to the tax bills/ But the governor also included an additional $56 million for state support to schools and $16 million in reimbursement of inheritance'taxes under an old tax case as part of potential properly tax reduction. "I wholeheartedly support property tax relief," Whitcomb said. j "We have 1 studied long and hard to put together a package which would give relief and yell not add to the total tax burden] of the people of Indiana."! : • j ' The j governor's property tax plan Would allocate $25 million as a homestead exemption for persons 65 years of age and older and $90 million as a property tax replacement program. "I propose that the total current Operating cost for local schools be removed from the property -tax levied against the homes| of those persons over 65 years of age for the 1971 assessment, payable in 1972," he said.. "I further propose the state finance 50 per cent of the total current operating cost of schools." Whitcomb said the total cost for the increased support to local schools thus would be $90 -million for the next two years, with the money "to be distributed on a dollar for dollar basis to schools after the local budgets have been finally approved by the State Board of Tax Commissioners." This is a plan similar to a property tax relief distribution plan enaeted in 1967 that expired in 1969. Other Measures Offered "This program will aUow the state to assume 46 per cent of the.current operating costs by next Jan. 1 and a level of 50 per cent state funding of current operating costs by July 1, 1972 ,'ngra 'tcomb said. He urged that the tax relief program be "coupled with other measures," including?\ —A control bill similar to someal eady i trduced. — Statutory restraints onprop- (ConrJnued on page eigni;

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