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VOLUME 1, NO.,35 THE TIPTON (INDIANA) TRIBUNE THURSDAY , FEBRUARY 11, 1971 lp£ PER COPY 45<? PER WEEK ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895, AT POST OFFICE IN TIPTON, INDIANA I SECOND CLASS POSTAGE AT TIPTON, INDIANA 46072 Sharpsville Woman Among 39 Transplant Patients New Hope — The above map shows the location of persons •with chronic renal disease who are alive today due to the development of the artificial kidney machine and ~kidney transplants. Pam Grimme, daughter of Sir. and.Mrs. Eugene Grimme, Sharpsville, recently underwent a kidney transplant operation at Veteran's Hospital- in Indianapolis. A few years ago, the-disease • was fatal, but today many individuals are leading normal lives. There are 39 (T) transplanted patients in Indiana; 53 patients on Home Dialysis (H) and 51 patients on Center Dialysis Program (C). ' Heart Days Start Monday A business district solicitation known as "Heart Days For Busi-' ness" will get underway here Monday, February 15 and contin-' ue for six days, highlighting the early part of the 1971 Heart Fund campaign, it was announced today by Steve Collins, business canvas chairman. This solicitation will cover stores, service stations, garages, professional offices and all other non-residential places of the community. '• ^ Mr. Collins said it is hoped that all kits will be turned in not later than February 22. Approximately fifteen volunteers will '" take part in the "Heart Days For Business" campaign. Mr. Collins pointed out that the • heart and blood vessel diseases cost the nations* business and industry over 50,000,000 man-days of production each year. Bulletin ; Tipton High School. Athletic Director, John Moses an -r nounced that any Tipton basketball season ticket holder who has not placed their white ticket stub in the ticket drawing hopper, must do so no later than this Friday night (Feb. 12); to be eligible for a sectional ticket through a draw. The hopper will be located at the south end.of the Tipton gym. Other information concerning sectional tickets wili.be printed next week. "Throughout the nation, the economic cost Qf ; heart and blood vessel disease is estimated at about $10 billion, or approximately $40 per person," he added. "If the per capita cost here is only half the national average, it follows that these diseases are costing the people of Tipton County at least $32,000 per year." Those people assisting Mr. Collins will be Phillip Cochran of Cochran Lumber Company; Robert Florey, Manager, Six Acre. Drive. In;\ James Powell of Citizens National Bank; Maurice Thompson of First Federal Savings and Loan; Ben Hobbs, Tipton Title, & Abstract Company; Mrs. C. R. Cunningham, 231 E. Madison Street; Mrs. JamesRi- ley of Compton and Son, Hardware; Mrs. James Shuck of Tipton Clinic; Mrs. Raymond (Bud) Ripberger of the Bottle Shop; Mrs. Paul Hicks of Harlow Insurance Agency; James Paikos, Diana Theater; Joe Bilby of Honeychurch Insurance A- • (Continued on page six) City Court City court judge, Glen T. Boyer, assessed the following fines in city court Tuesday: f Charles E. Young, route 1, Greentown, public intoxication, $10 plus $24 court costs; parking on highway, $5 plus $26.25 court costs; and Kenneth K. Dickson, 23, LaPorte, following closer than 300 feet in highway traffic, $8 plus $26.25 court costs. . •'! The Indiana Hospital Association is backing a proposed House Bill that would provide financial assistance for patients suffering from chronic renal disease.(kidney failure). The legislation is designed pri- . marily to assist the middle. income patient who now faces a paradoxical situation created by a combination of Indiana's welfare laws and the nature and treatment of the disease, according to Elton TeKolste, executive director of the Association. As the laws are now, the poor are receiving financial assist-, ance from welfare, veterans from the Veterans Administration, and. the wealthy through their ownre- sources. The middle-income patient who depends upon his personal resources, including insur- . ance, usually ends up as a "welfare case." Because of treatment costs, many of these patients must eventually turn to welfare to pay for the on-going treatments that : keep them alive. Once on welfare, these individuals cannot return to work,' even after they are rehabilitated and able to work, because their welfare payments cease with their first paycheck. Renal disease strikes about 1500 Hoosiers of all ages, including children, each year. Until a few years ago, it was a fatal condition. ; Pam Grimme, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Grimme, Shar, psville, is among 39 transplant patients in Indiana who has been' given an extended life through the operation. She is a substitute teacher at Tri-Central school. \- This situation has brightened considerably with the development of the artificial kidney machine and kidney transplants. The artificial kidney performs the functions of the normal kidney in a process called "dialysis" which must be performed two or three times per week for 6-12 hours, depending upon the type of machine-iised. Persons suffering from renal disease must continue with dialy- Sfate Legis/afure sis throughout life, or until a kidney transplant can be affected. Treatment costs upwards of $15,000 the first year for hospital care only. Each year thereafter, the cost remains at $15, 000 or more for in-hospital dialysis. If the patient- goes into a' home dialysis program, costs run $3-4,000 per year. Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis pioneered the home dialysis program in Indiana. Kidney units are also in operation at Indiana University Medical Cehier, which works in cooperation, with the Veterans Administration Hospital, both,in Indianapolis; at Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital, and at St. Margaret's Hospital, Hammond. In the IU-VA program, most patients are candidates for transplant. Physicians in the program have performed transplants on more than 50 patients. The Methodist program is for. home dialysis' patients only, and now has 57 patients using dialysis at home, with five in training. In this program, patients are taught to connect and use the artificial kidney machine, and perform the dialysis at night, while sleeping. This frees the patient to continue working, educational and recreational pursuits and lead nearly-normal lives. Fort Wayne Lutheran General Hospital has eight patients in its program, in which patients are hospitalized two or three times per week-for dialysis. St Margaret's has facilities for two patients, also on an in-hospital (Continued on page five) BULLETIN Mrs. Dorothy Lockard, -7. route 4, died today at Methodist Hospital following open heart surgery. Funeral arrangements are pending at Young-Nichols Funeral Home. The deceased was a third grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary School in Tipton." •"" Property Damage Accident Reported , City police investigated aj property damage accident at Tipton High School parking lot Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. • According to the police report, Bruce Titum, 806 Poplar street, driving il964 auto stated that Terry Warnett, 431 Kentucky Ave., driving; 1 1960 auto,, swerved to the south as both were traveling eas.. A collision resulted when "atum could not get out of the vay of the Warnett vehicle, pi mage to' the left head light and lender of the Tatum vehicle and on the right side of the doors, of the Warnett auto was reported,. County Events Thursday: Windfall Lions meet tonight. James Russell, vice president of the 4th District of the Indiana Moose Association, Loyal Drder of Moose, announces the February meeting will be held at the Kokomo Lodge ,#179 Friday at 8:30 p.m. A buffet will be; served at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will be followed by a Valentine Dance featuring the music of the Bob Hodson Band from Kokomo until 12:30 p.m. Saturday: Lincoln Fun Frolic at Lincoln School. County Highway Men injured Two Tipton County Highway Department personnel suffered slight injuries Wednesday in separate mishaps while trimming brush at a county roadside three miles southeast of Tipton. | According to Tipton County Road Superintendent- Bernard Smith, Wilbur Fishback struck in the head and shoulder Wednesday about 11 a.m. when a limb being sawed off, snapped and fell on Fishback. He was taken to a physician's office for treatmeit and then was able to return to Thursday. Then Wednesday 1:30 p.m. at the same site, Maur'ce Telle, a road department worker, suffered a cut and abraisionscn the (Continued on page sfx] ngress ged To Amend Fe deral Time L a w by St ate INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — The Indiana House Wednesday passed bills to remove 1,945 state highway commission jobs from- patronage, implement the constitutional amendment on annual legislative sessions and allow information on use of taxes to be dispensed with tax bills. i The House also concurred with a Senate resolution-that; will now go to the United States Congress, urging that the Federal time Law be amended to allow 12 Indiana counties to go on daylight savings time duringV summer months! Rep. Stephen L. Ferguson, R- Bloomington, chairman of the House Roads Committee, urged passage of the bill to remove "38 per; cent" of the highway commission. jobs from patronage..; The jobs are professional or. technical in nature, he said. It passed, 89-8, and will go to the Senate for consideration. The annual sessions bill passed, 93-2, with Reps. Robert L. ; Jones Jr., R-Indianapolis, and, Donald C Pratt, R-Rockville, dissenting. Rep. Kermit Burrous, R-Pjru, said Hoosiers gave the 1 igislature a mandate to meet annually by approving the constitutional amendment. • Burrous said annual sessions would cost more, but would result in a more "responsive" legislature.. Speedy - action, is ex- , pected from the Senate on the measure. Hoosiers! could receive information regarding where their tax dollars go along with their- tax bill, if the Sente passes and the governor signs into law a.bill, which cleared the House unanimously. "This biil is long overdue," said Rep. Donald T. Nelson, K - Indianapolis, in urging passage. The proposal; which passed 96-0, would allow county treasurers to dispense the inform'ation. Counties! southwest Offices Closed for was. right The offices at the Tipton State Highway Sub-District Garage will be closed Friday Feb. 12 and Monday Feb, 15 in observance of Lincoln's Birthday and also the newly State and Federal set President's Holiday. Many Indiana State and federal offices are observing and closing for the two dates and the local offices were ordered closed. The Tipton County Courthouse offices Will be closed Monday Feb. 15 as wiU the Tipton City Utilities Office. JudgeSurber in the northwest and would be affected Spokesmjen for The Citizens Bank said that bank close for any of the holidays' and would business Friday, Sat- Monday of the coming Farmers Loan and Conjpariy will be open for Friday and Saturday as to* National would not president'; be open urday and weekend. Trust business usual. Craig Slide Presents Program should Congress act on the time resolution approved by both chambers of the Indiana legislature'. The resolution points out that counties in the Evansville area and Calumet region have "close ties" with nearby states but would not observe the same time without an amendment to the Federal law. t The time resolution came in the wake of legislative action exempting . Indiana from daylight savings time from the last Sunday. in April until the last Sunday in October. The House and Senate earlier this session overrode Governor Whitcomb's veto of a bill passed in 1969, Other Ho.use biils passed and sent to the Senate Wednesday would: — Require proof of payment of property tax payment before vehicles not under the hew excise tax system can be registered, • •. ". — Allow members of the legislature credit. for time worked with local governmental units toward Public Employe Retirement Benefits. — Allow the State Board of Finance to invest certain highway funds and return the interest to the highway fund. Bill introduction was completed during Wednesday's House session, with the final total 938. Including resolutions offered, the total number of measures was near 1,000. Thursday marks the final day. for introduction of measures in the Senate. New Bills Will Provide Help For Drug Addicts By'HORTENSE MYERS INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) Monday looms as the likely day of decision by House majority members on a property tax relief plan after a Wednesday evening caucus narrowed the choice to what one Republican termed "a couple of approaches." The House Republicans considered' several, approaches toward achieving property-tax relief and.generally agreed the method finally selected will be chosen on the basis of how much property tax relief will. wze attempted. ° Heart DdyS -During Heart Days For Businesses in Tipton, Mr. Cliff Tonjes (right) pre/ sents Mr. Phillip Cochran (left) a <*eck to start the Heart Fund beating. Jteve Collins is chairman of the Business area drive. (Staff Photo by Margaret Hinkle) The GOP majority planned its next major taxation cuacus Monday, and it appeared ikely that some course of action will be determined at that time. House Speaker Otis R. Bowen, R-Bremen, was the target of Senate 'Democratic criticism Wednesday. His critics claimed he has not produced any results despite what Sen. minority leader, called Bowen'.s advance billing, . "a fighting tiger for property tax relief and fiscal reform." Bowen left to deliver one of a series,of Lincoln Day speeches, but some Of his speech text was a direct reply to the Demo-, cratic charges. "We .must not criticize, not even those with opposing views, unless we have workable alternatives," Bowen said. "We must never lose our political hearing. Let us not become like the insulated Democrat Wash- -ingtonian. The people today demand property tax relief, they are not requesting it. They are ' demanding it." "Must Stop Dependence" Bowen said "to maintain our educational system, provide for. our city and county governments, our state hospitals, improve our. roads and long- neglected penal institutions, and restrict pollution, we must stop our dependence on the overburdened property tax." "Personally, I believe there must be a significant reduction in the property tax but whatever is removed from the property tax must be made up elsewhere and that elsewhere should be from the broader based fairer existing or comparable state level taxes;" ' Bowen said. : work Sets Bond Tipton Circuit Judge Fred Surber, Wednesday set bond for three Tipton Cquntjrjinen charged with the Tri-Central High School breakin lastSunday morning as follows: Dewey Prince, 28, and David Long, 23, of Windfall, $5000 each on charges of second, degree burglary and Willard Brown, 29, of Windfall, $2000 bond on a charge of accessory to second degree burglary. Arraignment dates have not been set. - Members of the Young Farmers, organization met Tuesday at Tipton .JHlgh School with Max Crouch, Farm Bureau Board member, who discussed the Farm Bureau sponsorship of the Young Farmer - group. Three members of the group will meet with the Board of Directors of Farm Bureau Monday. Rick Overdorfpre sided at trie meeting. ; Stephen jcraigpreserited a slide program on the effects of pollution. Slides showed areas in Tipton ana around- the county, which needed improvement. Next meeting will be on Interior Decorating for the wives of the "\Young Farmers Organization. Rogers blasted the House Republican majority for failing U produce a tax plan and f dlin§ to cooperate with the. Democratic minority in the House. " Rogers said that he expected the Republicans to come up with "some across-the-board increases i sales, adjusted! indi- viaul income and corporate income taxes. This plan hasj several grievious faults." r However, Senate President Pro Tem Philip Gutraan, RfFort Wayne, defended the Republican leadership in the Houije. "I am not going to be stampeded or scared for fear of something that may or may not happen. This body will deliberate and will deliver," Gijtman said. "I don't know what is meant by a fighting tiger, but I know all in this body— on this (Republican) side at least— recognize Speaker Bowen as a man of integrity and fiscal responsibility." •. / I Drug Control Bills Passed The Senate Wednesday passed and sent to the House two bills aimed at reducing drug abuses and at providing- rehabilitation for addicts. There was a (skirmish over which measure was the best. j ' Best indications were that the favorite was a bill authored by two Republicans which would create a drug abuse division within the Indiana Department of Health and give the commissioner wider" rvyo '-.»•» Scout Display -- Two. mannequins Penney Store window with props common tp -junior high H/Mer Cloud type Stratus, scattered Present temperature - 35 Maximum, temperature 36 Minimum temperature - 17 Wind Direction - South Wind Velocity - 5 mph Relative Humidity - 70% Precipitation - 0 • Barometer Reading - 29.86 steady , Forecast - Windy & colder dressed as Troop 591 Boy Scouts in the Tipton J. C. the outdoor life of scouts. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage) Scouts To Assume County, City Offices .nent It carries a propriation. $200,00b ap- The vote oh this bill ^authored by Sens. Robert Sheaffe r, R- ShelbyviUe, and Robert D, bar ton, R-Columbus, was 47-0. The (Continued on page five) Approximately 25 Tipton County Boy Scouts will assume honorary County land City office posts Thursday, Feb. 18, and several more scouts and leaders will take part in the Boy Scout Day celebration in Tipton County on that date. Nation Wide,'Boy Scout Week has taken all of February for Boy Scout Month and four and one- half million scouts and one-half million! adult leaders are Joining in the Boy Scouts of America Anniversary celebration during February. Scout officials, aware that one of four scout age boys in this country is now a member of a scout troop, are seeking through a long,range development plan named Boypower '76 to involve more than one-third of all America's txjys in scouting. Scouting and activity programs honor, service spect. - age begins at eight extends through 17 with the concentrated on outdoor teaching concepts of to God and country, others and self re- duty to Boy Scouting had it's beginning when a small group of boys met at a camp in England under the ' leadership of Lord; Baden- Powell, a British Boer War officer. William D. Boyce, a Chi-. cago publisher, brought scouting to the United States two years later. The National February anni-^^. versary observance express^p ^J gratitude to the founders of tgrfs great movement which has served the. naton well by guiding millions of IPs youth.