The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on March 2, 1971 · Page 1
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HA: BURTON .ARCHIVES ASSISTANT I3DIANA STATS LIBRARY INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA Farmers Warned Of Falsely Labeled Seed By' BERNARD BRENNER WASHINGTON (UPI) - Federal officials are checking ,! reports that some salesmen are ^ peddling falsely, labeled seed, corn in an effort to profit from corn blight fears, an Agriculture Department official said today. The action came as farmers, afraid of, another disastrous outbreak of corn blight this year, scramble in many .parts "of the country for a limited supply of ; blight-resistant seed. Nobody knows for certain r whether, the blight will be as •serious this year as it was in 1970 when it combined with drought to cut the crop 15 per cent between midsummer and harvest. It could be more severe, some, experts say; but others contend it could:be less serious or' about the same. Right now, one Agriculture Department official said last week, it's.too early to tell. The final answer will have hefty dollars-and-cents significance for consumers, because another short corn crop would (Continued on page eight)' • Noted Author Conducts Workshop at St. Joseph Sheriff Reports Break - ins r Tipton County Sheriff Richard Ziegler, deputies and other area enforcement officers were investigating at-least three building breakins over. Monday night at [Sharpsville, at the west edge • of | Tipton and south of Tipton. Park Board Discusses Recreation Facilities The ! sheriff's-department first had a| jcall from the Super 98 Servicej Station at the west edge of Tipton where Deputy Barney Brankle said intruders, after breaking in,, stole about $25 in cash and several cases of soft The Reverend Trafford P. Maher, Ph.D., Jesuit, Director of Human Relations Center for Training and Research of St. Louis University, as well as noted author and lecturer, conducted a week-end workshop at the Mo- therhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph from February 26 to 28. Sisters from surrounding schools, hospitals, diocesan in- . stitutions, and, those attending .College, were inattendance. The theme of the workshop was "Courage and Conviction in Liv­ ing the Christian Challenge." A delightful sense of humor coupled with remarkable scholarship and many years of experience in the classroom and in the clinic kept the audience in rapt attention throughout the lecture and .question-answer periods. Father Maher is a nationally and internationally recognized educator. For his contributions and accomplishments, he is listed in a number of biographical dict- ionaires, Who's Who in America, and many others. Spring IS ; N6ai*-- Tipton Junior High School Vocational Ag teacher, Stephen A. Craig, and some of his Junior High students holding baby chicks in school class room Monday afternoon. . The chickens were incubated, hatched and are being cared for by several of the classes of Mr: Craig and will.be given to the students for their own about Easter or earlier, sho lid growth and development warrant expelling the chicks from the school building. Many students not pictured, aided in'this project, Mr. Craig emphasized. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage) j Co. Rural Environmental Assistance is Discussed The development meeting for Rural Environmental Assistance Program was held in the 4-H Building recently. Farmers have known REAP as ACP -- The Agricultural Conservation Program.. The restructured program will be in Purdue Royal Livestock Show The 24th annual Purdue RoyaL and her court will be named. In From Freak Accident . Henry Zehner, Tipton R 1, reported that his.wife, Ellen, seriously injured Jan. 25,-1971 in a freak mishap in front of her residence one mile westofTipton, was transported from the Howard Community Hospital Saturday afternoon in a'neighbors vehicle, (the Delmas Stapletohs), to the Zehner home to be greeted by a daughter and grandchildren to celebrate heir birthday anniver- . • sary which will faU on Feb. 29, 1972. Mrs. Zehner was born in a Leap Year. Ellen Zehner suffered fractures to both legs and fractures to -ribs on the evening of Jan. 25. as she was preparing to place letters in her rural mailbox near -the edge, of Ind. 28 roadway. According to Henry Zehner and Adv isory Board Meeting Cancelled • Tipton Law Advisory Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been' cancelled. Next meeting will be held in April. officials investigating, that accident, a west bound vehicle ran over a tailpipe and muffler.as­ sembly which apparently had just before dropped from a moving car and the unit was sent through the air into the back and legs of Mrs. Zehner, who at that particular time was just approaching the mailbox. The metal unit struck Mrs. Zehner from the rear and side - (Continued on page eight) State Legislature Livestock Show will be held on March 13, 1971 in the Livestock Pavilion north of the campus on County Farm Road, according to officials of the Block and Bridle Club, sponsor of ttie event. The Royal provides an opportunity for Purdue students to exhibit their showmanship and fitting abilities in beef, sheep, and swine species. There will also be a sheep shearing contest. Some 140 students are expected to compete for the honored award of being named the Grand Champion Showman of the 1971 Purdue Royal. A "special event" similar to last year's Goose Showmanship Contest for professors will be scheduled again this year. During the day the 1971 Royal Queen addition, the 1971 Royal will be dedicated, to Mr. Clifford Bfee- den of West Lafayette, past Purdue swine herdsman and an exhibitor of 11 International Grand Champion Barrows. Mr. Ralph Bishop of Tipton v.'ill be nailed as this year's honorary member to the Block and Bridle Club: The active packed day will begin at 11:00 a.m. There will be a small admission charge. This would be an excellent opportunity for 4-H and FFA members to gain' pointers on fitting and showing all breeds and species of livestock. Rick Cox, Sheridan, Ind., Royal Chairman, along with all of the members of the Block and Bridle Club wish to welcome al 1 to the 1971 Purdue Royal. line with modern day needs for a better environment, both on and off the farm.' Cost-sharing principle will.be the same as before. The objectives of this program will be emphasis, on clean air, clean water, more open spaces, and more and better wildlife ha- (Continued on page eight) Tipton City Park Board members met Monday night in regular session in the Tipton City Court Room and first heard Jay Mendenhall, president of the'Tipton Pee Wee Baseball League, explain the needs for some modification of the Pee Wee Baseball diamond, lights and utility poles. The Park Board members were receptive to the needs of the league! and advised that the pro- perl utility needs will be acti-* vated. |" ' • | . . . . jlJse[ of the Tipton City Golf Course by High School golf teams was discussed and it was determined that the school teams requesting use and making proper funding would be accepted. All schedules on the golf course' would be with the acknowledgement of Course Pro Bernard (Red) Pitney'. Board members : reported that Pro Pitney, was currently taking a related golf terrain ag course at Purdue University. | Too, related pension plans for municipal employees were discussed. } A City Park Custodian will be needed for the summer. months and the board members said applications for this job would be taken at the city hall beginning now. • ].._ ; Borad members discussed the de-winterizing of the Tipton Swimming-' Pool and the system for getting the facilities ready for the; swimming season and for the school' physical education classek| which" will probably start about the. first^f May. Former swimming pool personnel in a co-operative' discussion about getting | the pool' ready assured the board members of continued aid and! assistance in getting the yeady and also in seeing ltj is operated, throughout pool that the summer r drinks. Investigation is still underway at the Super 98. At 7:30 a.m. a call came in from the Dean Carter Appliance store in Sharps ville and the Sheriff's personnel upon investigation with the proprietors found several items missing and as of Tuesday morning this partial list was reported missing: 25 portable TVs, 15-20 AM-FM radios and 15 electric knives. Officers and proprietors were continuing investigation at the appliance store Tuesday morning. . At about 8:30 a.m. officials of the Lutheran Church reported the new-structure south of Tipton on Ind, 19 had been broken into, but after checking the few rooms which were entered, it was reported no money was taken and that it was possible only a few minor items would be found stolen. . Anderson police officers reported at least one man had been arrested early Tuesday by that department and several stolen items were found in his possession. Local officers and proprietors plan to go to Anderson to attempt identification of possible items taken from Tipton County breakins. Board, members too; stated that iiry personnel were with equipment trying to eliminate swampy conditions at the Boy A thought for today: British Scout j woods west of Tipton and 5 * - statesman John Viscount Mor- that the County Commissioners ley said: "In my creed, waste and City officials were in accord, of public money is like the sin on this iproject. against the Holy Ghost.' County Commissioners List Appointments out uses Lester! four Tipton Damages jyear Marguerite Hinkle Kempton Volunteer Fire Department was called to extinguish a car blaze at the intersection of the Kempton Road and Road 28 Monday at 6:10 p.m. Estimated damage to the car was set at $600. •' ' The Kempton firemen were assisted at the scene by Tipton Clounty Sheriff, Richard Ziegler and Kempton Town Marshall* Bill Bitner. j Tipton County Board : of Commissioners Monday appointed * - 1 Bringle of Tipton to a term to th^ Ti'pton- Cour.ty Library Board. Bringld .replaces George Spencer on the board. Br ingle's term Two Sentenced To State Farm begins March 1.1971. The commissioners too ' re-appointed George Foster, to the Tipton County Alcoholic BeverageCom- mission for one year. The successful bid for a Sheriff's car. was made by GeneCott- ingham Auto Agency on a new ' Ambassador at a price of $3794. The commissioners reviewed and signed payrolls and miscellaneous claims. Dewey Prince and David Long Co. Road Report - According to the firemen's report, an auto drivenby an unidentified driver had a tire to blow out which apparently overheated the gas tank causing a fire to ignite, urged to attend, Regular meeting of the Kempton Fire Department will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Kempton Fire Barn. All members are or Bills Move Towards Final Decisions By HORTENSE MYERS INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) - The 1971 Legislature demonstrated cautious willingness to try fundamental changes Monday by advancing bills that would-permit collective bargaining for public employes, in c -1 u'd i n g teachers, and would allow sale of alcoholic beverages in a Up and Over— Richard Perrin, Tipton High School physical ed student demonstrates hand-ring stand at Tipton High School gym Monday as several classmates aid Richard In'holding- position while cameraman gets focused properly, causing Richard to be upside down about 45 seconds. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage) , state recreational area. • Both would be significant departures from past ways of doing things in Indiana. Senators, in passing a bill to permit sale of alcoholic beverages at Monroe State Reservoir and operation of this and other reservoir facilities by private contractors on 40-year leases, mentioned several times that they would be back next year to make further changes if the test.of the new approach showed it to be unwise. The measure passed the Senate 26-23, with only the minimum number of votes required. It passed the House earlier 62-33. This is the 38th working day of a first annual session in 120 . years and several major bills- including the budget—are moving toward final decisions. House Speaker Otis Bowen said he hopes the House can meet as -a., committee of the whole "the first of next week" to pass a biennial budget. Returns to House The Monroe Reservoir measure must return to the House for • concurrence in Senate amendments. As it left the House, it would have permitted construction and operation of motels, inns and other facilities on land, owned by the federal government and leased by the state, surrounding flood control reservoirs built by the U. S. Corps of Engineers. However, the Senate reduced the bill to its immediate application of a 124-room Holiday Inn motel for which a tentative contract lias been drawn. The motel and restaurant would be located on the reservoir. Senators argued for about 90 minutes on the liquor issue. Sen. Robert Mahowald, D- . South Bend, told the senators that they should know alcoholic beverages now are being consumed illegally, in reservoir areas and state parks. He said^ thethe "hypocrisy of oiir generation," about which the younger generation protests,. is demonstrated by the fact that.organi­ zations opposing the legal sale of alcoholic beverages in a state recreational area bring in their own liquor for conventions. : Sen. Robert Orr,. R-Evansville, stressed that lodging and food facilities in some national parks such as Yellowstone were developed by private corporations and that alcoholic bever- . ages are sold with food. He said when he visited Monroe Reservoir he found the recreational, areas "littered by beer cans" and argued in favor of legal control. Sen. Merton Stanley, D-Kokomo, . warned "you will be back next year to face an enlargement" of the authorization granted in this bill only for sale of alcoholic beverages in the proposed new inn. Sen. Herman Fanning, D- Terre Haute, said v i s i t o r s might drink and then try water skiing or swimming with fatal results. .'. Bargaining Bill The collective bargaining bill, advanced on second reading in the House after, surviving a Democratic effort to make it a special order of business for Tuesday. The bill asserts the right of employes, including public: school teachrs, to be represented by an exclusive bargaining agency, but specifically bans any strike byi public. employes or teachers. j • Democratic assistant minority leader Rep. Frederick T. Bauer, D-Terre Haute, said the "GOP had refused to give Democrats; advance •' copies of a lengthy amendment to the collective bargaining bill although, "we represent 40 per cent of the people and this affects every • courthouse, city hall, school house and the Statehouse." Rep. Michael K. Rogers, RrNew Castle, introduced the amendment. .-'•'. Rogers'; amendment, in addition to specifically including teachers in. the bill and banning strikes, would delete private hospitals and [ school principals from being covered. Unions Here To Stay "I think public- employers know the union-is here and. here to stay and is not going to go away because they put their heads in the sand," Rogers; commented. . Rep. Richard D. Doyle, D- South Bend, questioned whether the ban against strikes would have. been in the amended version if teachers had been excluded from the bill. Rogers said he felt it would and added that teachers probably were in the original bill for public em­ ployes "by reference" even before they were specifically put in. •: ." ., The collective bargaining bill, which creates an Indiana Public Employment Relations Board of five members, contains a "final offer" provision that Rogers said "at this moment belongs to Indiana alone." This section provides for the board to name a panel for final arbitration if negotiations on a contract break down,, and that' this panel "shall select the most reasonable of the final offers submitted by the . parties."' | [The House had two votes on the [collective bargaining bill in advancing it to third reading for j p o s s i b 1 e final action (Continued on page eight) of Tipton County were sentenced to one year terms at the Indiana State Farm and assessed $1 fines, plus ccjurt-eosts in Tipton Circuit; Court Monday. j Tiptcjn Circuit Judge FredSur- ber handed down the _ decision, after the two pleaded guilty last week I tp third degree ; burglary in a January breakuT at the'Tri- Centrai High School building. Both J were placed in the custody of Tipton County Sheriff Richard Ziegler! for his transfer, of them to the [Indiana State Farm. Judge Surber, too continued the case bf Roy Sowders. of Tipton to Aug! 16, 1971' after; Sowders advised'the Court that his induction into the Military Service had been delayed because ofj his personal physical reasons. 1 Sowders was arrested and charged in Tipton Circuit Court in Aug" 1970 with carryinga dangerous weapon and also resisting, or interferr- ing with officers. I ' • . • Tipton County Road Superintendent Bernard Smith Monday stated that road crews began grading and filling damaged gravel road sites for the first available time in several weeks and that barring added moisture the road surfaces would be taking good shape and banning of heavy vehicles would be lifted. Smith said blacktop roads had suffered some damage from freezing and thawing, but the extent of damage could not. be assessed until moisture had left. the underneath portions of the road beds. One Jailed < City police arrested Estevan Vasquez, 28, Columbia City, at the corner of Main and Jefferson Streets at 1 a.nu today. He was placed in Tipton County jail and charged with public intoxication. HonOI* Society— The Honor Society's ideals are scholarship, service, leadership, character and life. New members of the Tri-Central High School National Honor Society lit a candle from the 'candle of Life' at the induction ceremony Monday at Tri-Central. New members are back row, left to right:- Julia Heater, Debbie Rogers, Linda Foster, Jeff Modisett, John Frazee, Carey ClouserJ Front row (1 to r): Terri Anne Mason* Linda Combs, Deb Henderson, Hinkle) * Jill Lowry, Connie Franklin and Joan Ahlemeyer. (Staff Photo by Margaret

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