The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on February 22, 1971 · Page 1
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The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana · Page 1

Tipton, Indiana
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Monday, February 22, 1971
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ur-^-rLD J • BUSTOS I^IA.A STATE LIBRA**. INDIRA?JLI5.. INDIAN VOLUME 76 - NO. 44 THE TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE f -Ounfy A Hear' Sun ^c ^ rebruory s MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1971 v 10$ PER COPY 45£ PER WEEK ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895, AT POST.OFFICE IN TIPTON, INDIANA SECOND CL.-l.SS.POSTAGE AT TIPTON, INDIANA 46072 Road Situation Now Serious Tipton County Highway Road Superintendent Bernard Smith Monday stated that the gravel road situation in the county was seriously impaired because ' of the thawing and breakthrough at several sites where materials could not justifiably be hauled, in by heavy vehicles and spread over the damaged surfaces. Smith is asking the Sheriff, department to assist in keeping heavy vehicles from the soft and damaged road surfaces for '. the next few days until weather conditions assist in improving the right of ways.. „ • • • The Superintendent said, too, that high waters in several sites, has caused considerable damage and. will, cause more unless trenches^can be dug to relieve tne flooded conditions. Persons observing a serious gravel or blacktop road conditions are urged to report the same to the road department While the county road problem is. most serious with the gravel beds,-the State Highway problem is with concrete and blacktop road fractures and chuckholes. State Highway spokesmen said patching crews make temporary repairs each day on damaged sites* but the patch compound will not stick to the surfaces because of the water in the fractures and holes. Too, high waters have blocked some Indiana highway roads, but -Tipton Sub-District garage officials stated that no high waters has as yet blocked roads here. 1 - i • ••' xjjj 1/ '-.. 1 . .-• v. • . . . - --- J ~* r~~ t'*"' -it! Coach Chezem- was presented gifts from team members in appreciation of. his leadership and friendship throughout the season. -•..'•' (Staff Photo by Jim Heaton) Sccjres Kiiled As Nature Goes On ^iolent Rampage By United Press^Iniernational Tornadoes ripped through the mid-South j Sunday, claiming scores of lives. Parts of Texas were "completely paralyzed" by a massive snowstorm and hundreds jof persons were : forced from their homes in Nbebraska and Illinois, as rivers flowed far over their banks. Mississippi Civil Defense Headquarters in Jackson said at least 47 .many were dead and National Guardsmen were cajlled to the- storm-stricken areas of Mississippi, mostly rural and small-city areas with nalmes like Little Yazoo, Onward and Rolling Fork. The wirst damage was in an area of Jackson and west of of north the Mississippi River town ber in | the |persons were killed, missing and feared injuries might niim- hundreds in the tornadoes. | fn Louisiana, six persons died i in a. tornado near Delhi. , Former Coach Speaks— Former Tipton Basketball Coach John Ward was the guest speaker at Sunday night's Tipton Freshmen Basketball Team Banquet at the Lincoln School cafeteria. (Staff Photo by Jim Heaton) Greenville. JEight persons died at Cary,' Miss., and authorities said the storm destroyed most of the tiny : town. The greatest death toll reportedly . was 11 at Inverness. . Power Lines,Down Power lines were down, telephone service was disrurt?-' New Recruiter and roads were clogged with debris across wide areas of the delta country.. A tornado watch remained in effect early today for Southern Alabama, Northwest Florid and Southwest Georgia. "Extreme blizzard conditions," including heavy snowfall and winds up to 50 miles an hour cut through Northern Texas and muoh of the Great Plains. "We're completely paralyzed, to put it in two words," Amarillo, Tex.; Civil Defense Director Bill Butler slid Sunday night. Assigned To Howard-Tipton Co. Area Reduced Tax Relief Program to be Reviewed by Finance tomrnittee Co. Commissioners Open Bids - Tipton County Commissioners Thursday in a special session opened bids on two drains and one combined bid oh small bridges and awarded the bids to successful contractors as follows: Cooper-White Drain, bid $8810 to Ritchie Construction Co., Frankfort; Ulis Smith 'Drain... bid $2435 to J&W Construction Co., Alexandria. Four small Tipton County Bridges were bid in by the North American Construction Co. of Indianapolis at $4,700. By HORTENSE MYERS INDIANAPOLIS (UPl) — The Indiana' Senate Finance Committee today received three main pieces of proposed legislation in a House-passed property tax relief program and will begin a detailed review of the proposals. Senate finance chairman Lawrence M. Borst, R-Indianapolis, explained "first we have to find out what we got." He said his committee will go through all the figures in the three bills—calling for doubling of the" two-cent sales tax, a one- per cent increase in the two per cent, individual adjusted gross income, tax and an increase in the two per cent corporate net income tax to five per cent. "It is not clear over in the House how much the package does raise," Borst said. Estimates made in the House were that the three measures would raise $742-$748 million dollar sin the next two years. However, Governor Whitcomb, who opposes the bills, said his revenue advisers told him the House estimate is from. $95 to $100 million higher than the changes would actually bring inA Bills Barely Pass The two sales and income tax bills and a third measure establishing a nine-member tax control board in each - county passed the House during a first Saturday meeting of the 1971 Legislature and were assigned today to the Senate Finance Committee. The bills passed by a minimum margin in '"{he House. House Speaker Otis Bowen, R-Bremen, said "I am delighted almost all of the Republicans stuck together in a real display of unity." However, Bowen observed "we needed a Utile bit of help from the other side (Democrats). I applaud the. courage of the few on the Democratic side of the aisle for doing what they tnought was right. I didn't put any pressure on a sole, not even on our side." . Borst said "A couple of dates are wfBng" in the House-passed tax package and will be chang- edt^The Senate Finance Committee. One change apparently will make the start of a $20 sales tax credit per person coincide with the increase in the sales tax. At present, the credit to be applied .to income 'tax is Dec. 31, 1970, while theincrease in the sales tax would begin July 1 of this year. A question as to when the income tax increases should'start also was raised. "These things . (the dates) . were left up to us to figure out," Borst said. "I am not saying we are buying and what we will end up with." He estimated it will take at least a week for the Senate Finance Committee to make, any recommendations on the tax package.-' Two Bills Not Passed Yet Two bills in the tax package still are in the House. Bowen said that a local option bill, allowing counties to add a one per cent assessment on the income tax should be ready for' a second reading Tuesday in the House. A school distribution formula bill should be ready by the end of the week. Borst said one decision about the school, formula reached by the Republican House caucus last week will enable the Senate finance committee. to start work immediately looking at other money bills it has already "Government Not Listening to Voice Of the People," Says Chairman Andre The Taxpayers Lobby of Indiana plans to sponsor a "mass rally" of Indiana taxpayers at the" State House on Thursday, March 18th, it was announced today by the group's Chairman, be unique," Dr. Andre told an Indianapolis press conference. "We don't want the state to give us anything. Just the opposite. This will be ordinary citizens gathering to ask the General to increase Dr. Herman W.Andre of Lafay- Assembly NOT ette. spending and taxes. "Our 'Taxpayers' Rally* will "The reason we are calling a rally is that the government is not listening to the voice of the people," Andre said. "The citizens of Indiana are dead set against tax increases. But our representatives are only listening to the Special Merest groups clamoring for more spending for their own benefit. Weather V/atCherS— Tipton Junior High School Weather Station personnel showing some of the charts and Items for taking weather data for the Junior High Station. The weather data is telephoned into the Tipton Dally Tribune almost every weekday morning for publication. Eighth grade students (left to right) are: front row, Lynn Ramsay, Dianne Boyd, and Cathy Cox. Back row, Mark Jackson and Pat Comer. * (Staff Photo by Eldori Cage) "If we the people don't speak out now, we will all be paying much higher taxes next year, regardless of any so-called'pro­ perty tax relief.' But the legislators can't ignore us when we show lip in person to oppose more taxes. "The Taxpayers Lobby urges every citizen concerned about high taxes to attend our Tax- 1 payers' Rally March 18th. We ask each person to bring, if he can, one or more of. our Petitions opposing tax increases, filled out with twelve signatures. CaU it a ticket to the Rally if you wish. Petition blanks can be obtained immediately by writing the Taxpayers Lobby at 215 . N. Senate Avenue in Indianapolis. "We started circulating the Petition two weeks ago, and the drive is already going great guns. The Petition reads: .'As taxpaying citizens of Indiana, we are opposed to any new taxes or tax increases. We call on:our representatives to cut unneeded spending, to permit general tax reduction for Indiana." This view is shared by the great majority of Indiana citizens, regardless of what big spenders like Mr. Bodine arid Dr. Bowen think, and the signatures are pouring in to our offices. "We will present the Petitions we have collected, plus those brought to the Rally, to the General Assembly during the Rally. After that it will be up to the politicians: to heed — or make their retirement plans," Andre said. . -r. in committee. He referred to the recommendation for. an additional $695 million in state school support. Education is the largest single item in the state budget. The GOP caucus decision had been to add $695 million to the $685 million already prolosed in the budget offered by Whitcomb and the state budget committee. This Would make a total of $1.38 billion for the 1971-73bien- niuhv for distribution of state funds to school. After the Senate Finance Committee determines the total amount of money the total tax package would produce and deducts the additional $695 million for schools, the big budget problem becomes which of the multitude of requests for additional funds are to-be included in the two-year appropriations. County Events Northern Community School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Tri-Central. Cub Scout Pack 592 Blue and Gold Banquet at Tipton High School cafeteria at 6 p.m. Wildcat Township meeting at Windfall at 7-.30 p.m. Utility Board meeting at 4 p.m. Lincoln Day Banquet, Dean Butz speaker, Monday, Feb.' 22 at 4-H Building 6:30 p.m., Tipton County 4-H Junior Leaders wiU meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Sharpsville Elementary School cafeteria. Sheriff Richard Ziegler will present the program, '"Community Youth Problems." TUESDAY Rotary Club valentine party and business meeting starting at 6 p.m. at Lutheran Church. Kiwanis Club meeting in Room Six A at Six Acres. A surprise program will be presented. Kempton Town Board will meet at"the Fire Barn at 7:30 p.m. Sharpsville Legion Auxiliary will meet. .-•'..' WEDNESDAY A Swine Clinic will be held at Tipton 4-H and Community Building at 9:30 a.m.; Tipton Lions Club will meet at Lions Club House and Windfall Masonic Lodge will meet at Windfall. ' • THURSDAY i A Farm Program meeting open to the public will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Tipton 4-H and Community Building; Lincoln PTA will meet at 7:30 p.m.; Windfall Lions Club will meet for their regular meeting. Bilby To Head } Pork Festival ! Tipton County Pork Festival executive officers met last week and appointed Joseph Bilby, 202 Kentucky, as Chairman of the 1971 Pork Festival committee. An announcement will be made later of the working committees. Staff Sergeant Wayne E. Guinn was recently assigned'to the Kokomo recruiting station at 216 West Buckeye,, in Kokomo, Ind. as an additional Armyrecruiter to assist in coveringthe Howard and Tipton county area.,. SSgt. Guinn recently graduated from the Recruiting and Career Counseling School at Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis. SSgt. Guinn is a former grad- ; Cost-Sharing Plan is Authorized uate of Marion- High School in. arion and has attended Ohio State prior to entry into the Army. After entering the Army in 1965 he has. served, in Germany and Viet Nam. He has received the Bronze Star Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct medal, Viet Nam Service and Campaign and Viet Namese lionor Medal. Also the Civic Action medal National Defense Medal and Viet Namese Nation- all Police Honor Medal. SSgt. Wayne E. Guinn is the on. of Mrs. H. Wayne Guinn of 103 Terrace Ave^, in -Marion. Approval of some - observation cqst-jsharing practices un der the 1971 Rural Environmental Assistance. Program (REAP) have nowl been authorized, according to Carl Retherford, Chairman! of the Tipton County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation (ASC) Committee. He reported that development of the 1971 county program for REAP jisj still in Progress but that pending final determinations authorization had been given for the County ASC Committee to approve certain kinds of conservation practices. Practices under the 1971 REAP (formerly AC P) which can now be approved include those through which farmers would plant trees or shrubs, or improve stands of forest trees. - jThe JASC Committee Chairman said these fit well within the objectives [of the 1971 REAP investment plans which aim at* environmental improvement and pollution j abatement through farmland conservation practices. "Meanwhile," he said, "the County ASC Committee is continuing to consult with community leaders and other interested persons | in developing our total REAP investment for Tipton>' County in 1971. We hope to announce the complete program in the nearl future — one that will benefit everyone in the area through its emphasis on-improving the environment and helping reduce agriculture's contribution to deterioration of our natural resources." - j SSgt. Guinn and SFC Gary Bir-- oth will be working as a team jto. better assist eligible men and women in enlistment in the new Modern Volunteer Army for addition information please feelfree to contact either of them at 216 kcjith Buckeye, Kokomo. Now YoU Know Herbert Bayard Swope of the >lew York' World won the first Pulitzer Prize for General reporting in 1917. (A Eleven Lawmen Killed in Week By United Press International Seven law enforcement officers were killed in apparently unrelated incidents during the weekend, bringing to at least 11 the number of policemen killed during the past week. . Two Philadelphia policemen were found shot to death ii\ their patrol cars, a black* patrolman was shot near a Miami housing project, an Indiana state trooper anil a town marshal died in a gunfiglit near Saint John, Ind., and a veteran Greenville, S.C., policeman was killed in a gun battle with a man who later took his own life. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Joseph O'Neill said Patrolman John McEntee, 25, apparently was "executed" Saturday when he stopped two youths for questioning. About five hours later, the body of 16- year police veteran Joseph Kelly, 45, was found slumped over the steering wheel of his . patrol car. He had been shot twice in the chest. Police charged two teen-agers (Continued on page six) Develop County in Orderly Manner, Says Board Tipton County Planning Com[mission will- consider subdivisions for the county as they continue their study of a subdivision control ordinance. Ralph Wilburn, Planning Commissioner, stated that the Commission wants-the county to develop in an orderly manner without imposing hardships on anyone. Studies.are being made by the Planning Commission for minor subdivisions, road fees and in--- spection. It was suggested that one subdivision be developed'at a time and when it is completed, the developer could present plans for his "next-subdivision. By using this plan, Wilburn stated the investment of the developer would not be as extensive. Subdivisions should include more than one house, otherwise farm land-will be broken up with houses all over the county, emphasized Walter Clary, commission member. * Road fees to be paid under the proposed ordinance would be set at 40 cents per front foot of subdivision improvement.. The fee would be required on and along existing roads and thoroughfares except for state and federal highways. Under the planned subdivisions, all improvements would be subject to inspection during and after construction, commission members pointed out. A vote will be taken on the proposal at the next Planning Commission meeting. NOW Hear This! I Tipton Junior High School Industrial Arts teacher David R. Speer demonstrating centering procedure on block of wood for Inserting in wood lathe in the school shop. Gathered around Instructor Speer are several eighth grade wood shop students. Lathe is to Mr. Speer's left. . II (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage)

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