The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on February 24, 1971 · Page 1
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TT ft •'i A STATS Ll»a .\ : vi VOLUME 76 - NO.46 THE TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE \ WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1971 ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER OCTOBER 4, 1895, At POST OFFICE IN TIPTON, INDIANA SECOND CLASS 10£ PER COPY ,45£ PER WEEK POSTAGE AT TIPTON, INDIANA 46072 Tipton High School Band Students Receive Additional Honors In addition to the high ratings received by 44 Tipton Community High School bandsmen two weeks ago at the.District Solo- Ensemble Contest, a number of Tipton band students have since participated in and received honors in subsequent contests. The State- Stage Band-Swing Choir Contest was held Saturday, February 13, at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. The Tipton Stage Band received an •Excellent rating. Last Saturday, February 20, the State Solo-Ensemble Contest was held at Butler University in Indianapolis. All solos and ensembles that entered the district contest in Group I, the highest entry category, and received a 1st division (Superior) rating were eligible to participate in the state contest. Ten Tipton band students composed 1 ensemble and 4 solo entries and received the following ratings: Kirk Demaree, sophomore (Continued on page 8) Temporary Officers Selected As New Local Organization Formed More' than thirty post-career teachers from Tipton and adjacent counties attended a luncheon' meeting Tecently for the- purpose of forming a permanent organization. There was an enthusiastic response, and the following temporary officers were selected: H.J. Eastman of Sharpsville, president; Dale Morehead, first vice president; Dallice Darst, second vice president; Frieda O'Banion, secretary; J.B. Oyler, treasurer. Attending the meeting were Earl M. Utterback, Executive Director and NRTA Consultant and Forrest Carmichael, president of Indiana Retired Teachers* Association. These state officers urged all retired teachers of Tipton County and adjacent - areas to organize a permanent, active retired teachers' chapter without delay. The speakers told of the rapid increase of new • chapters in cities and counties roughoiit Indiana and the in- easing membership of retired-teachers in both the local • and^srate organizations. , Utterback outlined the various" services rendered the retired teachers by the IRTA and spoke in particular of the state' "^-j organization's efforts in the Legislature and the current program for securing and improving pension benefits. • The speakers emphasized the need for close cooperation be­ tween the various local retired teacher groups and the state and national organizations for added strength and influence in improving services. All retired teachers who did not attend the preliminary meeting are urged to contact Mr. Eastman or the secretary. The time and place of the next meeting will be announced later, depending upon the time when Mr. Utterback can again meet with the group. 500 Festivals- Miss Selita Sue Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon G. Smith, Sharpsville, is among 33 princesses who will compete for this year's title of "500" Festival Queen. Miss Smith, 19, is a sophomore at Purdue University. She is the Purdue Golden Girl and is directed by Prf. Wright. She is also vocalist and. pianist for the Varsity Band under the direction of Roger Heath; Miss Smith is a member of.Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and Sorority Historian. She was the recepient of the Nigro Foundation Award, presented at Kansas City, Miss, as outstanding college twirler. Miss Smith has a B plus average at the University, Her brother, Scott, is the lead drummer at Tri-Central High School where he is a sophomore... • (Crowell Studio Photo) Selective Service System Proposed Mergers Studied Planning is now under way in every State, according to a release ~ just issued by National Headquarters, Selective Service System, to effect a possible merging of hertain of their operations. | According to Wayne E.Rhodes, State Director of the Indiana Selective Service System, a study is now under way for the merging of the operation from its present 95 locations into a smaller number of sites. Such merging would still retain the individual entity of each of the present 157 local boards now located in the aforementioned 95 locations. Collocations, according to Mr. Rhodes, is the locating of two or more local boards at a single administrative site while maintaining their separate identity. Such consolidation would result in increased economy, efficiency and flexibility of operations, and better service to registrants. Under such a plan no location would have a part-time operation; thus rendering better service throughout the normal workweek to the registrants and to their families. The goal of the Selective Ser­ vice System is to have no location open less than full-time. Full-time local boards can provide a more comprehensive service to registrants and are usually more economical to operate; The optimal location will have two or more full-time employees, so that the location will, continue to operate when one clerk is sick or on vacation. Under such a plan, local board members and other uncompensated personnel wiU continue to. meet in their present areas. This will assure .the retention of the (Continued on page 8) Mini-Riders — Nineteen shiny new Honda Model 70 Trail Cycles arrived in Tipton this week for members of the Tipton County Shrine Club to start practicing on in order to be in form for the many parades Invited to this summer. Homer Brinegar, one of the spokesmen for the Masonic group, said 18 of the new mini-bikes are individually owned. That most owners nave purchased bumper carriers, whereby the cycles can be strapped to the bumper for transporting from site to site. The local shriners have contracted to be in three Indiana parades plus the Tipton County Pork Festival Parade in September. In addition many other requests have been tendered the Shriners for numerous other events this summer. Brinegar said the little vehicles have a top speed of 45 miles per hour and get 110 miles oneachgallon of gasoline. The manufacturer recommends ethyl fuel In the small engines for the best performance. . Practice outdoors will begin in a few weeks and the group intends to wheel in sessions at least once a week during the sum• mer. Pictured above are front row: Sonny Burden, Harold Harkness, Melvln Bridgewater, Homer Brinegar, Bob McCombs, William Peters and Curt Kennedy/. Back row. Hlllard Woodruff, Don Askern, Lewis Harper, Burt Ellison, Carol Lord, Jim Pore and Ted Morris. (Photo by .Joe O'Banion) Adult Leaders Attend Training Conference Mrs. Mark Spaulding, Mrs. Garnet Moulder, Mrs. Raymond O'Malley, Mrs; Earl Thomas and Richard Blank attended the 4-H Adult Leaders Training Conference, sponsored by the. Rotary Clubs of Indiana. The conference was held Tuesday at Purdue University. The group from Tipton were guests of Howard County Rotarians at a noon luncheon ' held at Haworth High School. The conference was opened by a welcome from Eric Holm, extension specialist. Those attending were told that, "today when many people are pessimistic and skeptical, we are proud of 4-H youth and their positive contributions to our Indiana communities, our State, our Nation and our World. "Young people today know more than any previous generation they are most influential, partly because about half of the U.S. population is under 25 years of age. They are participating in more voluntary groups and becoming more involved than the previous generation. Four-H young people are some of the most privilaged 1 in pur society , because they have adult models before them during their growing upyears." \., j The message was delivered by youths, Annabel Rupel, Mary Francis Smith and Eric Holm. She leaders were also/ welcomed by the 4-H Rotary Committee, A. D.Luers,DwightBrin- . son and J. W. Brown. .They stated that "Today's Youth are Tomorrow's Leaders." Adult leader's part in directing, teaching, guiding these youth is very important. "Rotarians over the State of .. Indiana have faith in you as a * leader to help develop our youth to accept responsibilities to their fellowman and community. Arrests Reported State Trooper RJ). Davis made four traffic arrests Tuesday on U.S. 31 at the Sharpsville Road and cited all of the drivers to the Tipton City Courtfor a March 5 appearance before City Judge Glenn Boyer. City Policeman Cecil Green cited one driver to the City Court for March 23 and the driver was Paul HeUman, 22, of Kokomo, charged with expiration of license. The four cited by Trooper Da-~ vis, are Eldon R. Henderson, 21, of Tipton; Romand D. Frey, 59, of Indianapolis; Thomas M. Tuttle, 32, of Indianapolis; and Michael P. Murphy, 35, of Indianapolis all charged with speeding. Rick Grimme Serves Staff Rick "Grimme, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene R. Grimme, Sharpsville, completed his assignment on the staff of the 1971 yearbook at Manchester College, Indiana. He served as copy editor of the Aurora scheduled for deUvery to Manchester College students during the first weekend of May. This year's book contains 232 pages of pictures and copy, the largest book in the history of Manchester College.' Twenty- five students served on the production staff as volunteers and. successfully met every deadline required by the printer. Rick is a graduate of Sharpsville High School and a Sophomore at Manchester College majoring in Biology. County Events WEDNESDAY A Swine Clinic will be held at Tipton 4-H and Community Building at 9:30 a.m.; Tipton Liens Club will meet at Lions Club House and Windfall Masonic Lodge will meet at Windfall. . : • " • THURSDAY . 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. Local Option Tax May Face Strong Opposition By HORTENSE MYERS INDIANAPOLIS ( U P I ) Senate President Pro Tem Phillip Gutman said no effort will be made at today's caucus of Republican senators to measure support for a House-passed tax package. ' Gutman,. a Fort Wayne Republican, said serious consideration - by the Republican senators will not come until the entire package has passed the House and is in the hands of the Senate! "We' were promised four bills and we only have three,", Gutman said, referring to the fact the Senate has not yet received a local option tax bill that is part of the House Republican package. The three bills in the Senate Finance Committee are those • which double the sales tax and: increase individual" adjusted gross income tax by. one per cent and corporate income „ tax by three per cent. However, a local option tax biil that is part of the package appears to be in some difficulty'in the House. Both House majority Republicans and minority Democrats Tuesday discussed the local option bill amid indications the majority does not have enough votes for passage. Democratic minority leader Rep. Richard C. Bodine, D- Mishawaka,. said "a substantial majority" of the Democratic , representatives will not vote for the local option bill. He said, the caucus "discussed the Republican tax program and the ap­ parent [discrepancies in revenue which jwe told them two weeks ago were in there." Taylor Says Figures High • Budget Director Thomas Taylor earlier Tuesday had disclosed that a review by his staiff indicated the House anticipations of revenue from the three bills increasing sales, in- dividus! income'• and corporate taxes were as much as $160 million too high. Bodine said minority members of the House Ways and Means Committee advised that the budget deficit is as much as $131.2 million if only present sources, of revenue are available, Since Indiana cannot have a . deficit budget, something would have to give. The Demo- iContinued on page 8) Generating Station To Get Anti-Pollution Devices PLklNFIELD, Ind. — Public Service Indiana today announced that Jit will install-$.25 million air pollution control equipment on ijs 21-year-old generating station just north of Noblesville. Walter J. Matthews, president of the state's largest electric utility,- said the company will equitf its Noblesville power plant with (three elctrostatic precipitators that will remove 98 per cent of the dust and ash particles from the plant's stacks. The devices are scheduled to be in operation by Jan. 1, 1973. Noblesville Station, which is capable of producing 106,000 kilowatts of electricity, will be the fourth company power plant equipped with high efficiency dust collectors. Similar installations havej proven effective in reducing air pollution at three other Public Service Indiaha generating stations, Matthews explained. Matthews explained that the commitment was made as part of the company's effort to clean up the air at its six coal-fired power plants. He pointed put that Public Service Indiana has already spent nearly $26 million on air and water pollution control and plants to spend over $34 million more during the next five years to help protect the environment. , "While these devices will permit the plant to operate well within the state standards on particulate emissions," Matthews said, "they will have no effect on the discharge of sulfur dioxide," "We are vitally concerned with the protection of the environment and will endeavor to comply with all state and federal regulations on air and water quality. "However," he said, "it is a (Continued on page 8) E.L. Cage Enters Mayor's Race Eldon Cage, 58, of 206 East South Street,,was the first candidate to file candidacy at Tipton County Clerk's office Tuesday, the official opening day for filing declarations for the May. 4 primary election. • Mr. Cage announced that he is. seeking election to the office of Mayor of the City of Tipton on the Republican ticket. He stated that he made his decision to file because of a deep concern for the community and his wide-spread interest in the youth of the community. | .Born and raised in Liberty township, Cage was a farm boy and graduated from Sharpsville High School. He received a B.S. degree in Business Administration at Butler University and also did graduate work at Butler. Mr. Cage attended the University of Tampa, Fla. where he played varsity football, basketball and basebaU. He is-a World War U veteran. He served as Air Force ' flight .crewman, radar navigator and radio operator in the South-, west Pacific Theater of War. He has been a journalist for the past 25 years and is presently sportswriter, reporterand photographer for the TIPTON TRIBUNE.. Mr. Cage isaformer. teacher, layout inspector at both | (Continued on page 8) Eldon Cage ^ Tipton Tribune Sports Writer SELMER, TENN: A lone man' swept through here late Februsjry 21. have been ho reported deaths. sits amid the ruins of a home that was leveled by a tornado that Some thirty persons were injured in the storm but there UPITELEPHOTO

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