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February 9, 1971

The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana · Page 1

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J:ii;:-;o- A3SI3TA*! JIA .-J A 3rATjpLI3 'R J I ,\ ".' A ?J LI -S, INDIANAPOLIS ( U P I) — William D. Ruckelshaus, direc- • tor of the nation's new Environmental Protection A gen c y (EPA), warned Indiana law-" makers here Monday his office would not tell.states how to act on' pollution matters but if individual, state action was not enough, the federal government would step in. "Indiana can become a model for the nation—I .might add, a model the nation badly needs," the former Hoosier said. However, he added, it was "neither my right nor my business to tell the Indiana Legisla-' ture hqw to structure its en­ vironmental program.! R.u c k e' 1 s h a u s said there "clearly has been. a growing federal commitment and involvement in environmental quality," but added the agencies in Washington were not going to "usurp" the states' roles. ' Federal Take-Over? "Our mutual understanding of these issues is critical to the . federal-state cooperation which is vital if we are to have environmental sanity," he said in a prepared text. "I want to assure you that we have no ambition to usurp' the state role or to coerce states into action. We hope only to lead, to guide, to offer vital assistance and to maintain the strengths of different state attacks on environmental degradation. I also want to assure you that if the states do not act the federal government will." Ruckelshaus spoke to a joint Senate-House he'aring session of the Indiana Legislatureon a pro-> posed bill which would combine all the state's anti - pollution agencies under one board. He said in the first two months of the life of the EPA he believes it has begun to act "to reverse the tide of degradation of our environment." "For decades government at all levels has been too haphazard and myopic in its efforts to protect the environment.-We have penalized rather .than prevented, reacted rather than anticipated," Ruckelshaus said. He said President Nixon's ac- • tion. to create the • EPA was a *'landmark o decision to replace a haphazard and fragmented approac h to environmental. quality with a coordinated and' sustained effort to protection and enhancement of our atmosphere and living space." Ruckelshaus said the forebode ing presence of possible federal intervention in • the case of in­ action by states in anti-pollution matters would strengthen "your role as regulators, insuring'that no state should suffer disadvantage because of vigilant'protec­ tion of its environment." He said the competition between states for' business' and industry to provide , jobs for citizens and revenues for, government should not be allowec to "lure some states into relaxing their regulator role at the expense of the. environment." States Must Prepare t "The State '"of.,.Indiana— indeed, ail states of the nation- 1 must be prepared in the immediate future to make a mas­ sive commitment in terms of money, manpower and legislation to carry out the new federal programs enacted in 1970," said Ruckelshaus. "The new programs.in air land water demand a substantial expansion of state agencies and a tremendous acceleration in state efforts. Simply put, the states are going to have to. do a lot more,; and they're going to have to do it faster," .he added. -. . • * He explained that several' states had • adopted a single agency to coordinate anti-pollu-' tion efforts and nine .more states, including Indiana, were considering measures to consolidate environmental'agencies. • ' "No single .agency, no matter how well staffed nor financed, can alone police ; the environment and undo has been done the damage that over decades to Jones & Laughlin Steel, and -Armco Steel—170 suits have been filed. That's 170'more than in the previous administration." he replied. Asked about the controversial our ;living spare by individuals supersonic jetliner's chances of and institutions alike-" Ruckels- . going into production, Ruckels­ haus said. L haus retorted: News Conference At ;an earlier news con- erence, Ruckelshaus was asked whetherthej Republican admin-, istration of President Nixon could I be jextected to crack down on big; business. "You ask Union Carbide, "The President is "committed most strongly not to go ahead with commercial production until the environmental impact is evaluated. The decision on the SST as to its environmental impact' has nothing to do with the two prototypes," VOLUME 1, NO. 33 - THE TIPTON (INDIANA) TRIBUNE TUESDAY, FEBRUAR-Y:9, 1971 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 ia Earthquake Kills Two VI/MI » In- \T lr J . 'i : A \: — *i • r*i: r • . - By. JOSEPH A. STJ AMANT LOS ANGELES "J (UPI)-'A| least two persons were killed and scores "injured today when a sharp rolling [earthquake jolted Southern California and caused widespread damage. • The tremor began] structural at 6 a.i n PST and I aftershocks being felt, morej than halfkn January Excise Tax Collections Total $54,882 * • •• • 'I ' litO County Porkettes--Porkettes are a volunteer organization both National and State of wives of pork producers and other interested women established to help the pork industry in every way possible. Tipton County formed its own Porkettes organization iasi night-at the 4-H Building. The National organization is now seven years old. Mrs. William Nash is Indiana State president. • Membership is one of the goals in 1971 for the Tipton County Porkettes as well as to.sell .Pork Recipe books at the 1971 Tipton County Pork Festival. Recipes should be sent to Mrs. Marvin Wittkamper route 3 El.wood. Mrs. Nash said over the last 20; years pork has changed. Pork has Z29c more protein, 50% less fat and 36% less calories. "There • is" a hew image of pork from years ago,*! she explained. The. Tipton County Porkettes will serve a luncheon February 24 for an Area Swine Workshop, a district of five counties. Ron Westerfield, Frankfort will be speaker. Charter members of tha Tipton County Porksttes sx'e -?1 to right * back row: Mrs. Dennis Bryant, Mrs. Ralph. Kauffman, Mrs. Olen Cunningham, Mrs.DonOrr, Mrs. Gene Woods, Mrs. Dick Nash, and Mrs. Robert Stafford; Front row 1 tor: Mrs. Dan Nash, director of Cicero Twp.', Mrs.'Wm. Nash, County President; MrsT Marvin Wittkamper, Sec. and Treas. and Mrs. James Kirkendall, director of Liberty Twp. Mrs. Bill Ayres, Vice President and Patty John-' son, director of Wildcat Twp. were not presentfor picture. (Staff Photo by Margaret Hinkle) . . ' ° . City Council Approves Joe Heaton To Discuss Increases For Officials Dru 9 Problems City Council met for their regular meeting Monday night and approved on second reading a wage increase, for elected government officials. Salaries approved were Mayor from $6000 to $6300 per year; Clerk-Treasurer from $5500 to $6000; city councilmen from $400 to $600 per -year and City Judge from $2000 to $2500. The motion must pass a third reading before becoming official. The increase will be for the next four year period. Councilmen approved city claims numbers 78 to 114 in the amount of $15,974 and utility claims numbers 86 to 133 in the amount of $113,217.67. In other business, the council passed the second reading on ordinances 311 making Court street one way south and 312 making the alley between Main street and West street one way south to the center intersection. Mayor. Ray Rench announced that the' Board of Works accepted the bid of Heuer Industrial Equipment Company in Kokomo for a new John Deere tractor for the city. It was also announced that city offices will be closed. Monday in observance of "President's Day". Engineers representing Robert Higgins Nursing Home appeared before the Council to discuss hooking on to the city sewer system in the construction of a new nursing home southwest of the city. After much deliberating, the engineers were asked (Continued on page six) Joe Heaton, Tipton attorney-at- law, will be guest speaker at Tipton Kiwanis Club tonight at Six' Acres Dining Room. Mr. Heaton will be discussing the Tipton County drug problems. A din- . ner at 6:15 p.m. will precede the program, - Tipton County Auto License Branch Manager Mrs. Edith Johnson collected through I he month of January 197Jl--$54,{ 82 in Excise Tax and turned it into the Tipton.County Auditor's off ce for auditing and then the :ax money was turned oyer to the County Treasurer's joifice for. banking. { A breakdown of the first month's excise tax collected'by the Tipton Auto Branch office on' vehicle license shows the| amounts by townships las follows; Wildcat, $2,793; Prairie, $3,780; Jefferson, $3,552; Madison,]$4, 716; Liberty, $4,995; 'and Cicero, $13,425. By corporations the collections were Tipton, $17,061; Windfall, $2,262; and Kempton, $738. ; • I • ! j • County officials in projecting the present collections opined that the excise payin by the end of June will be near $250 000 and this will probably exjieed the amounts collected through vehicle property tax systems used in prior years. Too, all vehicle owners now pay same tax or will not be able to pur chase tags. . s Utility Board Discusse Department Closings Dates hour later. ' The quake was centered about 40 miles north of' the Civic Center and recorded at Fordham University ' in New York as having a magnitude of nearly-7 on the Rictiter scale. Seismograph needles. at the California Institute of Technology were knocked off the scale by the violent tremor. All Losj. Angeles City and county . schools- were closed pending assessments of damage. Windows--popped out of downtown buildings and storefronts at the fringes of the Civic Center follapsed, sending bricks and debris to the ground. Residents below the Van Norman Dam in the Mission Hills area were evacauted as a' safety precaution. [. The Maclay Dani in the San . Fernando Valley community of Pacoima developed a minor crack, police seid, and vater was trickling down the :face of the structure. j . County Events Tuesday: Rotary Club at the Bowl-O-Drome at! 6:15 p.m.; Kempton Town Board at 7-30 p.m.; Scout Round Table at 7 : 30 p.m. at Hobbs Christian Church; Sharpsville Auxiliary. Tuesday: Rotary.Club, at the BqwI-O-Drome at; 6:15 p.m.; Kempton, Town Board at 7:30 p.m.; Scout Round Table at 7 : 30 p.m. at Hobbs Christian Church; Sharpsville Auxiliary; Tipton Kiwanis Club will meet at Room 6 A at 6:15 p.m, j Wednesday: Men's Breakfast at Presbyterian Church will be' served from -6 a.m. to 9.a.m.; Tipton Lions and Windfall Masons will meet. Tipton Lions and Windfall Masons will meet. Thursday: Windfall Lions meet tonight. | ' Saturday: • Lincoln Fun Frolic at Lincoln School. \ Numerous bridges were reported cracked and fissures were reported) in various roads throughout the. area. Some roads I temporarily, in- Ivital north-south and freeway^ Los Angeles were . closed eluding the Interstate 5 linking Los Angeles with Northern California." The interstate 5 site current-, ly is under construction as a convergence of three freeways' and includes towering cloverleaf structures up to 100 feet (Continued on page six) Teen-ager Accuses Government Officials of Betraying Constitution* WASHINGTON (UPI) -Sen. Strom Thurmond walked out put Sen. j John C. Stennis listened -calmly when! an 18- year-old college, freshman accused government officials' of betraying j tije Constitution by sending young Americans to die in Indochina. "When a or a 70-ye: talk of star 55-year-old president x-old senator can ing war irt another country; I., become disgusted because beyond their matter-of- fact statements lies . the . fact that people are going to be drafted and people are going to be killed," said red-haired and freckle-fnced Peter Knutson, "This talk would cease rattier quickly if men like- that. were ' drafted, given an M16 and told to lead the first wave." (Continued oil page six) Roadruck Case Venued To Howard County Court Ronald ! E]' Roadruck, former .Tipton I Cjty Policeman has through legal counsel had his dismissal suitjfrom the Tipton To- : lice force venued to Howard Circuit Court, | • Two other county circuit courts- were struck by attorneys afid Howard Circuit was the one,, of three j left for jurisdiction. '• . | ' | Roadruck jcharges he was unfairly dismissed inOctober, 1970 after being] a policeman since Aug. 1, 1969, The Tipton officials j known as the Tipton Board of Public Safe- • ty and Works contends that Roadruck- was fired for fighting- in Kempton and in a Tipton Bar and that he failed to keep up his pension dues and did not follow or-- ders on removing a vehicle of his from a public street. The legal folder was sent to Kokomo' from Tipton with ac-' kirowledged receipt last Friday at the Howard Circuit Court, Further action will depend on'the court docket at Howard Circuit Court and the schedule of attor-' neys. Tipton Utility Board members President's Day, Monday, Monday evening in regular session decided on eight standard Holiday closings for the Utility office for 1971 and the dates are as follows: New Years, Jan. 1; 15; Memorial Day, May 31 dependence Day, July 5; I] Day, Sept. 6; Veteran's Day, (Continued on page six)l Feb. In- labor Oct. Judges To Be Honored Security Unit-- Tipton County Sheriff Dick Ziegler seated at his desk in the newly used Security Office adjacent to the enclosed security garage at the Tipton County Jail. Arrow through window shows red light atop the Sheriff's car setting in the garage. To right is stairs leading down to garage door, which was designed for not only security but extra convenience to enforcement officers of the State Police, City police and Sheriffs personnel. Window separating the office from garage is a security window which gives full view of activity of vehicles.coming into garage through automatic lifting overhead doors. The newly used office, too, is .only a few feet through a hallway to the jail cell's door and the north entrance door.' (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage) * Four Tipton County young men will be among Indiana's top young "corn and soybean growers to be recognized Saturday at the annual Junior Crop Growers Jamboree at Purdue" University. Attending the Jamboree from Tipton County will be Mike Smith, Goldsmith; Mike Jackson, route 3;. Mark Taylor, Sharpsville and Kenny Boyd, route 1 Atlanta. The morning session will be in Fowler Hall of Memorial Center and the luncheon and afternoon session in the Union building's south ballroom. Entertainment by Purdue's internationally famous variety band with dancers and singers from the band department, will open the program at 10 a.m. Other morning highlights will include welcoming remarks by Dr. Frederick L. Hovde, Purdue president; Introduction of Junior Crop champs | and interview, with the 1970 winners; and talks by Dr. J. B. Peterson, head of |Purdue's department of agronomy, and Dr. Marion Baumgardner, associate professor of agronomy, on "Prospects of Agronomy" and "Space Age Agriculture." , County Corn Crop Queens, representing counties with the'high­ est enrollment in the cropsr program will be introduced. They are Sarita Kay Gibbs, route 3 Sheridan, Boone County; Cynthia Ann Essex, route 5 Frankfort, Clinton; Karen Sue JessupJSum- mitville, "Grant; Julie Jo (Clifford, route 1 Edwardsport.j Knox; Jill Waggoner, route .1 Freetown, Jackson; and Lolly Hunter^ route 25, Terre Haute, Vigo. Assisting with presentation of (Continued on page six) Reorganization-- Girl Scout officials met Monday night at Presbyterian Church for the purpose of-reorganizing Tipton.County Girl Scouts, j Pictured left to right in front row are Mrs. Eugene Ritz, Neighborhood Cookie Chairman; MrsJ Ervin Fratus, Mrs. Morris Dolan, Junior Leader; and Mrs. Bruce Hotopp, Council Field Director.. Back row, left to right, are Mrs. Noel Burger, = Miss Kimberly Ritz and Mrs.| Maurice ,Thompson, acting Neighborhood Chairman. (Staff Photo by Jim Heaton) ii-

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