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. i jr. i o .» ;A:;A STATS. LI3RAR i' •\ ..' , INDIANA VOLUME 1, NO. 27 THE TIPTON (INDIANA) TRIBUNE '"[ TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1971 -•I' • ; 10^ PER COPY 45^ PER WEEK" 2NTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4. 1895. AT POST OFFICE IN TIPTON, INDIANA SECOND CLASS POSTAGE AT TIPTON, INDIANA 46072 David Sweet Will Participate in State Contests David Sweet, Tipton High School senior and son of Mr. and Mrs. Lwarence Sweet, Hobbs will participate in the State Music Contest held at Butler University February 20. Sweet placed first in the voice contest at Frankfort District Contest last Saturday. •• Other students who participated in the District Contest at Frankfort received the following ratings: Group IV: Sharon Hartley, piano n; Kevin Bridge, voice II; Group nt Randy Johns, voice- HI; Risa Regnier, voice II; Paula Legg, voice II; Rita Miller, voice II; Sheree Litteral, voice II; LuAnn Clouser, piano H; Lynn Miller; piano I;'Julie Tucker, piano II; Lisa Baker, voice I; Vocal group - Brenda Robin- Two Arrested Tipton County Sheriffs Departs ment reported the followingarrests: George I. Menchhofer, 23 route 1 Atlanta,for parking on the travel portion of the highway. He was arrested 1 mile South and 1 and 1/2 mile west of Tipton, Saturday at 12:10 a,m. with the lights but. Michael B. Dobson, 19, 1104 West Jefferson, "Frankfort was arrested for parking on the traveled portion of the highway; north of Stokley's warehouse. son, Lisa Baker, Jama Stone, Karen Wertz, Edith Wisman and Cindy Burket, I. Group II: Sharon McQuinn, piano . II; Debbie Scott, piano. II; Susan McFarland, vcice II; Toni Carter, piano I; LisaHines voice I; Group II: Vocal Group - I Rita Miller, Paris Fakes, Cathy York, Paula Legg, Risa Regnier, .Melanie Hobbs, Gwen Baxter, Cheryl Robinson, Terri Mitchell, Lynn Miller, Chris Overdort, Susan McFarland, Penni Mahaney, Debbie Buraette, Toni Carter, Debbie Bourff, Aleta Zaloudek, Sheree Lutteral, Lisa Hines (Continued on page'six) Academy Releases Honor Roll Sister Mary Caroline, principal of St Joseph Academy, has announced the Honor Roll for the second quarter of the 1970-71 school year. Students listed are: Seniors: Kathleen Bucci, Elwood; Cheryl Davis, Kokomo. Juniors: Kathleen Bernard, Hobart. Sophomores: " Theresa Gall, Tipton; Debra Mitchell, Cicero. Freshmen: Amy Funke; Tipton; Lisa Brooks, Kentland; Kim De Meulenaere, Souih Bend. Wounded Hoosier Marine E x e for Home In Request to Governor INDIANAPOLIS (UP!) — A Hoosier serviceman in the Vietnamese war zone is waiting for a 3-by-5-foot piece of blue and gold cloth which means a lot to him. The cloth is the Indiana state flag. ' ' i. The serviceman is Marine Cpl. Terry W. Taylor, j 20, of Evansville. He asked for the flae in a letter to Governor County Pork Festival Wliitcomb last; December. Taylor told |whitcomb he was "proud of the Marines" and tries to li^e up to their tradition. The pride service and for in Vietnam pras interrupted- Dec. 2 when he was wounded. He' wrote the letter to the governor while recuperating, and he held for the the cause he fought RadlOSOnde— Tigton Junior High School Science teacher Don Mock (left front) and Principal. Charles Wolf accepting a Radiosonde Transmitter from Robert Maney (right) at the Tipton Junior High School Monday. The radiosonde, and accompanying items wiU be used by the Tipton Junior High School Science . classes for instructional purposes and the school officials expressed appreciation of the gift from Robert Maney. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage) Elderly Citizens Sometimes Forgotten People of S oeiety WASHINGTON; D.C.— The elderly are sometimes considered the forgotten people-of our society. Their problems.too frequently Bill May Solve Twisted Time Problems for State INDIANAPOLIS (UP1) Bills that would try to straighten out Indiana's twisted "time" problem and provide property tax relief for disabled persons were among!58 measures offered Monday to the Indiana House.: The time bill, offered by Reps. Carl W. Allen and Maurice O'Connor, both Democrats from Evansville, would permit the 12 counties now on central standard time to determine local time in the summer. The proposed amendment to the vetoed . bill recently overriden by the legislature reads: "The county council of all counties that are presently on central standard time may adopt daylight savings time in the summer by appropriate action by the county council." Six counties in the northwest - and six more in the southwest would be affected. Federal law, however, says only that a state may choose whether to exempt itself from " daylight savings time, but says nothing about sections of states. A question remains whether the proposed amendment would "be in conflict with federal law. Rep. Floyd B. Coleman, R- Waterloo, filed the measure to extend the same property tax exemption to disabled persons that goes to those 65 or over. It-will be sent to the House County and Township Business Committee for study. In the Senate, a bill was introduced that would amend the 1961 civil rights act by including protection against discrimination due to sex, religion or ancestry. Backed by Sens. Robert D. Garton, R-Columbus, and-Leslie Duvall, R-Indianapolis, t h e measure would provide equal rights for women in education, public accomodations, housing and most employment situations. The employment section, however, carried this significant provision: it shall not be an unlaw would stiffen penalties for persons convicted of carrying a weapon onto an aircraft. Aimed at the nationwide rash of air hijackings, the bill would provide for a felony charge. Con-, viction would be a fine of no more than $1,000 and a five year prison term. The bill was submitted by Sen. John J. Frick, D-South Bend. A third bill offered to the Senate would insure continuation of the Justice of the Peace system in Indiana despite proposed implementing legislation under the newly-adopted constitutional amendment. Submitted by Sen. Adam Benjamin Jr., D-Gary, it would allow continuation of the system efter the first of next year. Other Senate bills would: — Provide for reassessment of property, '"every eight years. are obscured by more glamorous issues. Their votes too often are buried beneath the rhetoric of revolution and the uproar of partisan politics. Too proud to beg, too decent to revolt, the elderly stand and wait for someone to hear them" out and someone to voice their needs to the American nation. The Congress can be that voice, v I joined =oQsa- members Inir.» troducing legislation which would set up a Select Committee on Aging in the House of Representatives. The crisis of the elderly grows. Recent figures show that the- aged have less than half the income of those under 65 years old. That* only among the aged did the number of people living in poverty actually increase in the past two years. Medical costs have risen 20. percent in the last two years, while Medicare continues to cover but half of all these costs. Inflation has pushed property taxes to unreasonable heights, while the aged still live on fixed incomes. It is my hope that Congress will take speedy action and will create. this select committee, which in turn will make a real headway in solving this problem which plagues our Nation. At Annual The first annual meeting of the Tipton County Pork Festival .wasji held at the 4-H Community Building for the purpose of electing Directors for the 1971 Pork Festival. * The Board of directors consist of eight members who' are selected i by each of the following organizations to represent them: The Tipton County Pork Producers Association; Tipton County Farm Bureau, Ind.; the Commissioners of Tipton County; the Tipton County Chamber of Commerce;" the City of Tipton Retail Merchants Association; and one member appointed at-large by members representing these organizations. Directors elected are: Bill Ayres aridj Jim Kirkendall, appointed to! represent the Pork Producers; Ned Kemper and Henrietta Larson, to represent Farm Bureau Inc.; Walter Schulenburg to represent the County Commissioners; Raymond Stripp representing the Chamber of Commerce; William Cheeke representing the Retail Merchants and Jim Martin, appointed director- at-large. j- '; . . ' The By-Laws and the financial statement jwere read and approved. The dates for the 1971 Pork •Festival will be planned at the Board-of Directors meeting February 4th! at the 4-H community building. has lately returned to his unit. Taylor's letter wasn't intended to voice his pride or his concern about conditions back home, but he had a' request— for an.Indiana flag. "The reason I'm really writing," he penned to the governor, "is that I want something, an item which no one could ever replac'e, our state, flag, Indiana's state flag." "I love my home and my country and this is why I volunteered" for duty here. It is my duty. Love of country and love of God." He said the flag was not only for him, but other Hoosiers in his unit—Company "A," 1st Battalion, 5th Marines: The flag is one of more than 4,000 sent to Indiana servicemen since 1966. Bulletin By United Press International , About 455 office and clerical workers affiliated with the United Auto Workers union struck the Chrysler Corp. at plants in three Indiana cities today. The walkout at Indianapolis, Kokomo and New Castle came as national negotiations for a new contract continued in -Detroit. . A. Chrysler spokesman at Indianapolis said the plants continued to operate despite the 10 a.m. EST walkout. (Continued on page six) Tipton Jr. Hi Lists Honor Ro ful employment practice for an (Townsend-Sheaffer) ^ employer to hire and employ employes on the basis of sex in those certain instances where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the normal operation of that particular business or enterprise." Another Senate bill introduced Increase the maximum weekly benefit paid under the Occupational Disease Act by $9. Total compensation under the act would not exceed $33,000. (Bosma) — Allow credits on gross in- Tipton Junior High School released the following names of students listed on the semester and six weeks honor rolls: 7th Grade Honor Roll for 3rd six weeks is as follows: Patti Howefy, Jami Worl, Chery Gibson, Phil Shadday, Ruth Altherr, Jay Phifer, Bruce Schulenburg, Jerry Fultz, Ellen Stafford, Pete Letsinger, Cathy Pitney, Dick Wallace, Mark Longfellow, Tom McKinney, Yvonne Stacker, Cheryl Weaver, Tammy Rodger s, Tom Cox, Brad Meloche, Dixie Merida, Tami Riley, Sandy Meyer, Sharon Yeary, DarylHobbs,Nan cy. Henderson, Sarah Crume, Peggy Teter and Rick Borland. Honorable Mention: TerriDo- lan, Peggy Hubbartt, Peggy Ingle, -Jim Kirages, Mary Ann Smith, Randy Boyd, Brian Taylor, Wreny Moore, KurtDellin- ger, Jack Plake, Theresa Miller, Michael A. Smith; Sharon Riley, Michael Baxter, Pam Wilson, Michael T. Smith, Barbara Butcher, Rick Webster, Dinese Minglin, Kristi Hughes, Tim Henry, Todd Cunningham and Debra Sandman. 7th Grade Semester Honor Roll (Continued on page six) D ireCtOrS - of the 1971 Pork Festival Inc. are (left to right) Ned Kemper, Walter Schulenburg 1 Jim Kirkendall, and Henrietta Larson. Absent-are Raymond Stipp, Wm. Cheeke, Bill Ayres and Jim Martin. - I (Staff Photo by Margaret Hinkle) (continued on page six) State Legislature Lawmakers Jittery Over Wave of Anger Being Expressed by Hoosier Motorists Sunshine, Here I Come- R. D. Maney is sporting his sombrero and pipe at the party that the employees of Tipton Daily Tribune had for him on Monday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs, Maney will soon be leaving for Arizona. Employees are Joe O'Banion, John Duncan, Margaret Hinkle, Pat. Cline, Dewey McTaggart, Teresa Altherr, Marie Overdort, Irene Smith, Nancy Sottong, Marlena - Frazee and Eldon Cage. Also present was Ray Barnes. (jStaff Photo by Eldon Cage) By HORTENSE MYERS INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) - A state-operated, non-political Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles with an $8.3 million price tag per year was offered to the Indiana Legislature today. Author of the new bill is Sen. W. W. Hill Jr., R-Indianapolis, .former state commissioner of administration and for four months last year, commissioner of the Indiana BMV. Hill also was author of a bill that, passed the Senate Monday 29-20 to continue the present patronage system but give it a money transfusion. This bill is now in the House. Indiana lawmakers are jittery about an expected wave of anger from Hoosier motorists who get' their first expereience with a combined license plate-excise tax payment enacted by the 1969 Legislature. The plan provides for motorists whose last names begin with the letters A through C to get their plates and pay their excise taxes in lieu of property tax no later than Feb. 28 and so on through the alphabet, with the;T to Z owners by no later than June 30. • . : .- ,; ' Hill Cautions Minority . Hill told Democratic Minority senators who voted solidly against the patrohgge system bill Monday: "If you. want to seriously consider eliminating politics in license branches, I'll help you. But, it will cost $8.3 million a year if the state tries to operate the branches." Hill said the state would need to add as many as 1,200 em ployes to do what the Republican county chairmen or their designated managers are doing now. In addition to the patronage and merit system Wis ottered by Hill, other measures are before the legislature that would have the license branches ope^ ated by the Indiana State. Police or by county treasurers. State Police Supt. Robert Konkle said:. • . "Any additional duties or commitments for this department just has to be funded and personnel provided to carry it out. We do not have enough personnel now for law enforcement.'; 1 County treasurers who testified at a Monday hearing on the proposed plan to give them the license branch responsibilities, jwere divided, with some favoring and others questioning it. -J • ; • - ' Hill's earlier bill passed by the Senate would continue the patronage system and would funnel $1.1 million a year into the revenue of the branches and $650,000 more into the state bureau. Hill and other Republicans speaking on the bill, said the extra money was needed to keep some of the branches open while long-range decisions are made on the future of the system. I The. present system is being operated! on fees from the mo- some of the fees torists jwith also going to the "victorious political party and some to the BMV headquarters.. '.. . Beverages 50 Cents The impact of the Hill bill passed Monday upon the motorist probably amounts to an increase of about 50 cents a year per average motorist. The state is in the process of changing from a j two-year to a four-year operator's license. The new bill -calls fir the four-year, operator's license to cost $5.00, serv- . ice - feel' included, compared to $1.50 he paid for his two-year license.! A public passenger chauffeur's license, now $1.50 a year, would go to $2.50 a year and a learner's permit would go from $1.50 to $2.00. . Other legislation affecting the ' motorist such as license plates and excise* tax in lieu of property tax on his car also may change the final impact upon the motorist'sjDocketbook. T h e whole matter of how Hoosiers are to pay for the privilege of operating a,motor vehicle seemed likely to be a continuing area of interest throughout the session. • Hill commented, "I believe we never had good service under either party. These branches are not property staffed." Hill, who operated • the BMV for four months at the request of Governor Whitcomb in an effort to get the" branches operating efficiently, said the $1.1 million, additional income would enable the branches to provide better service through more and better-trained personnel.