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March 3, 1971

The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana · Page 1

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HAROLD J. BURTON ARCHIVES ASSISTANT INDIANA STATS LIBRARY INDIAltoLIS, INDIANA VOLUME 76 - NO 52 THE TIPTON {INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 1971 10^ 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 46072 Walkligbt Change Request Denied = Tipton Mayor Ray Rench re- nals on the Jefferson street (tod. ported Wednesday morning that 28) traffice lights would not be word was received from the. changed as to the time for the Greenfield State Highway Dis- Walk for pedestrians. trict Office that the Walk sig- Arrests Reported Two vehicle drivers were cited to Tipton City Gourtfpr March 5 according- to. arrest .reports filed at the Tipton Police Station Wednesday morning. Charged with reckless driving by State Trooper Richard Joines . was Charles Frye, 50, of Elwood. He was arrested on tod. 28 three miles west of Elwood Tuesday 5:45 p.m. Wanda Lee, 27, of Springfield, Tenn., was charged with failure to stop for a stop sign at tod. 213 and Normanda Pike by Tipton County Sheriff Richard Ziegler Tuesday. Tipton Police radio personnel were fte recipients of a telephone call Wednesday 10:30 a.m. stating that a dead hog was lying in Taft Street within the City Limits. Street Department personnel were notified and the problem was resolved. Jim Dandy Opens Fifth Drive-In Reasner Drive-Ins, Inc^ has announced the opening of an all new Jim Dandy Drive-In Restaurant in Elwood, Indiana. Located - across from Elwood Plaza Shopping Center on State Road #13, it is the fifth in a chain operated by the Tipton Company. The other restaurants are located in Greenfield, Noblesville, and here in Tipton.. The new restaurant features two dining rooms with combined seating for 100 persons. Curb service will be served via electronic telephone equipment with a total of 24 car spaces. County Bond Soles Up Mr. Max Suite, chairman of the Tipton County UJS. Savings Bonds Committee has received a report revealing that theCoun- ty's Savings Bonds sales for January were $25,788 compared with. $19,261 for the corresponding period of last year. Indiana sales for January were $12,089,181 and $12,636,934for a like period of 1970— a loss of 4.3 percent. Forty-nine of Indiana's ninety-two counties re' ported sales gains for the month when compared with sales of January, 1970. Accumulative sales for the year totaled $12,089,181 — 8.6 percent of the yearly quota of $141,200,000 for the state of Indiana. Tipton- City Councilmen last winter made a request to the State Highway to change the Walking time period for pedestrians at the aforementioned traffic lights on Jefferson Street. Spokesmen for the District office of the State Highway inferred that after a detailed study of the walking traffic and the vehicle traffic that the timing for each was just about right and that no time changing of the signals would be made at this time. Too, it was inferred that pedestrians waiting for the Walk sign and starting across the street with the Walk had the right-of-way to complete the crossing if proceeding in a proper manner. Whether or not the municipal officials will make an immediate appeal or another request was not stated. Four Named Top Scholars Four students were named top scholars today at graduation ceremonies for "77 men who completed Purdue University's eight- week Winter Courses in Agriculture. - Three students tied for top honors in the animal agriculture course, each earning eight A's and. one B in the nine required subjects. They were Ronald E. Cook, route 1, Peru; John R. Hall, route 1, Rensselaer; and Daniel R. Mqesner, route 2, Dale. Thirty-one were graduated in animal agriculture. John A.Norton, route 2, Franklin, was named the top scholar in general agriculture after he .collected nine A's to top the 46. students enrolled in general agriculture. ' c Norton is a graduate of.Austin College, Sherman, Tex., and now farms, with his father, 600 acres in Johnson county. Moesner is a veteran member of 4-H and his high school Fu- Indochina Conflict Eight U.S. Helico Shot Down Inside By BERT W. OKULEY SAIGON (UPI>-Eight American helicopters were shot down over Laos today in the worst aircraft losses suffered in a single day of. the 24-day-oId South Vietnamese. drive across the frontier, the U.S. command reported. All eight of | the, planes lost were troop-carrying UH1 Huey helicopters but there was no immediate word whether; there were j South-/Vietnamese troops aboard. •The helicopters, have been flying in South Vietnamese marine reinforcements. - ' . The U.S. command reported earlier that North Vietnamese antiaircraft batteries for the first time had fired surface-to- air missiles across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)at U.S. planes flying over South Viet-, nam, but a spokesman said the eight helicopers were brought Laos jdown by conventional, antiaircraft fire. j 1 Spokesmen said one American crewman was killed, seven jwounded and eight missing. The eight losses brought to 45 the total of American planes officially reported lost in supporting the i Laos' incursion against the Ho Chi Minh Trail supply routes, j used by the Communists to ' bring down supplies from North Vietnam. Unofficial reports v said more than twice that number have been damaged. ; Official figures' show the campaign in Laos has cost 41 American lives and that 42 have been wounded and 26 are missing. The 'losses include one crewman killed j in the downing of two.U.S. Air |Force Phantom fighter-bombers.* - i' - • The 37-foot, radar-controlled missiles were aimed -at U;S. aircraft supporting the South Vietnamese drive into Laos to cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The incidents, involving two Navy A7 Intruder jets and an Army .OV10 Bronco, took place Tuesday, the spokesmen said. None "of the . planes was damaled by the missiles which have a range of 30 miles, travel at 2,600 miles.an hour, and can . bring down an aircraft at 40,000 feet. Although there have been reports of the North Vietnamese moving missile sites into pe.es, U.S. military spokesmen said the SAMS, which pilots call "flying telephone pole's," were fired from inside North • Vietnam. In the • continued, fighting between the 20,000 South Vietnamese in Laos to try to cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail and (Continued on page six). Community involvement Receives Award-- Don Ross Oeft) of Don Ross Motor Sales in Tipton, received the Ford Distinguished Achievement Award from F. Emmett Evans, Indianapolis district sales manager. "The award is the highest honor given by Ford Division to jts dealers during the year," Mr. Evans noted, "and only 18 out of 179 dealers were able to.meet the stringent standards of progressive management, modern sales and service facilities, sound merchandising practices, high quality standards and continuing interest in rendering superior service in order to qualify." This is the fifth time .that Don Ross Motor has won the award., . ' (Continued on page six) Turned on crisis The Tipton Agriculture Department finished one of the best years of adult education it has had for years, remarked Stephen Craig, director. Starting the classes off was the first annual Pancake Breakfast that was sponsored by the Citizens National Bank, Farmers Loan and Trust Co., Federal Land Bank, and Bridge-Ritz Agency. At the breakfast 80 individuals attending discussed their life business over "a filling breakfast. The classes were announced and were started a few days later. "Landscaping design was one class with a total attendance of 17 city and rural individuals, Each individual came out of the class with a completed landscape pla^i of their home. Types of Drug Con sultant N a me d All over Indiana, citizens have been alerted to and are gathering information about the current drug crisis. Interest in the drug problem has been intensified in more than 100 groups which have been viewing and discussing the "Turned On Crisis" programs which were developed by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and seen on the Indiana University television station WTIU (Channel 30), Indiana University's Division of Continuing Education, which' helped organize these community education groups, is now planning ways to help citizens turn their interest into constructive community and school activities. The University is offering the consulting services of Stephen Glenn, nationally known drug consultant, who has been hired to assist groups and communities as they gather further information about the drug problem, generate a sense of citizen re- responsibility and identify local resources for combating the problem. . Glenn has already done consulting on drugs in many Indiana communities and worked with the State Department of Public Instruction in a statewide program on the problem. (Continued on page six) trees and shrubs were discuss-' ed and many materials were shown to be used in -different situations in the landscape. Care on planting and pruning trees. . and shrubs added one evening to the class discussion. The last meeting covered construction in the landscape. This included patios, surfaces, fences and other items that could be included gfor the family enjoyment and relaxation. A series of films from I the Purdue Libraries on Landscaping was useful to me even though he has had considerable landscape experience," Mr. Craig stated. "Many farmers participated in the Farm Management Class. The idea of the class was to give farmers access to different topics that would be affecting their lives. Mr.' Brown, a Frankfort farmer, discussed Farm Corporations with the legal guidance of Joe Watson, a local attorney. International Harvester presented the second program of rental of farm equipment. It was learned that not any individuals In the immediate area that conduct a large business of rental. Jake '•' : 'I .• .. •' (Continued on page six) A 'Must' involvement ana understanding between parents, teachers and community citizens is a must if we are to have a successful school system ' Doririan Rogers emphasized Tuesday night at the Tipton Kiwanis Club meeting held in Room Six A at Six Acres. Mr. Rogers, principal of Tipton High Schpol, related problems facing the school authorities today. He stated that Dress Code pressures were a major problem mainly because of parental attitudes at home.. Also criticism of decisions made by the school authorities. He recalled that the school officials to vacate the Farm Program Crops Outlined Substitution provisions forj 1971 farm program crops have been outlined by Tipton County farm program official Carl Retherford, along with a report on alternate crops permitted on set- aside ^acreage. These provisions are important to farmers who are now making their final decisions on whether to participate in the 1971 set-aside farm programs. Signup for these farm programs begins March 1 1 and continues through! April 9. A recent announcement by the UJS. Department of Agriculture stated that in 1971, acreage planted to soybeans will nat be considered planted to wheat or feed grain; for farm program purposes. • -•..•' "So soybeans wili'not be a substitute crop this year," said Car 1 Retherford, who is chairman of the Tipton County Agricultural (Continued on page six) For Success school has had three bomb threats^ this year, it was the decisioif^ of the school officials to va«te the building during a search for a possible bomb during one cold rainy day. Some of the students left the school grounds and upon returning were considered truant from school. Complaints of their action were voiced by parents who felt it unnecessary to vacate the building, j |with grave concern, Mr. Rogers remarked that it was his opinion that each bomb threat should 'be taken seriously should one turn out to be true. It was his opinion that a students life was more valuable than the loss of class time during a bomb search. ' j. j . "Other problems facing the . students today include drugabuse .and alcohol use,?' he stated. "Illegal use of alcohol is the greater problem among students at this time," lie related. - Mr. Rogers'stated that he felt the problems facing the community and the school .system at the Fly Released By Terrorists '*! ' MONTEVIDEO; Uruguay (UPI) — Tupamaro terrorists freed kidnaped U.S. agriculture expert Claude L. Fly Tuesday night and left him on a hospital doorstep- for I treatment of a heart attack. Fly said he was "excited at finding myself among free men again." Fly, 65, of Fort Cotlins.Colo., wrpte from captivity in December that the had been kept for months in a - four-by-six foot chicken .coop "suspended in time and space." (Continued on page six) present time were caused by the youth's lack of respect for authority, as well as parents hypocritical attitudes. The thinking of a child is' fostered in the home and the pressures applied to students by parents for grades, social status and the like cause unfair pressures. The students are looking- for uniformity in handling problems and their at— titudes stems from.what is going on around them," he stated. ,"A. community can' have the kind - of school system they desire. With concerned involvement, interest and understanding, Tipton Community Schools can be the best school system in (Continued on page six) Unemployment Claims Headed Downward .For the second consecutive week Indiana's unemployment insurance claims total headed downward. John F. Coppes, director of the Indiana Employment Security Division, said the agency received 70,150 claims last week compared to 71,633 the week before. New layoffs were fewer. Only two of those reported affected as many as one hundred workers. -In some areas weather was still hindering construction activities, but in others, workers were^bacfc on the job. -.The stone industry was beginning to recall employees as were several manufacturing plants. Mr. Coppes said the Division's Connefsville and Gary offices reported new hiring activity in their areas. ^Arrested After Robbery Iced-Over -- David Regnier, 8, (sitting) and Mark Regnier, &, sweeping the leaves and debris from the top of the Ice In the open air Tipton Municipal Swimming Pool Tuesday just to demonstrate for the camera that the winterizing pool water was still frozen with only eight more weeks before the pool must be readied for Tipton School's Physical Education classes in swimming. "David and Mark are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Regnier. This new Tipton Olympic size swimming pool Is winterized each Fall as the contractors direct, by filling with water to about 12-16 Inches from the top of the overflow gutters and thereby the underneath freezing and expanding is counteracted by the freezing and expanding of water inside the pooL (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage) . HAMMOND, Ind. (UPI)-Authorities sty they are trying to determine if a car seized following a bank robbery here Tuesday was the same vehicle used in half a dozen unsolved bank holdups in nearby Gary. . Police arrested Walter Rice, 26, and Mrs. Arthur Dean McKinney, 27, both of Gary, and seized their car following a robbery Tuesday afternoon of the Hessville branch of the Calumet National Bank of Hammond. . Bank officials declined to announce how much 'money was taken. Authorities said the car resembled the description of one apparently. used in six Gary bank r o b b e r i e s in recent months. However, a lone bandit was featured in the Gary robberies with no woman seen. In Tuesday's holdup, police said a man robbed the bank and fled in a waiting car driven by a woman. Officials said Hammond policeman Richard Grant spotted a car. matching the description of the one used in the robbery, and gave chase; Grant said the fleeing car stopped and a man . got out, holding him at gunpoint briefly. f Grant said the man did not disarm him, but instead got back iii his car and drove, away. Grant said he fired once at the fleeing car, then returned to his patrol car and continued' the chase." 1 - As the fleeing car entered Gary, police there stopped it and captured the man. as he tried to flee from the auto. Jffiaffter Tipton Junior High Cloud type - Stratus, overcast Present temperature - 23 ••• Maximum temperature - 39 . Minimum temperature - 21 Wind Direction-North Wind Velocity - 8 mph Relative Humidity - 85% Precipitation - 0 « Barometer Reading - 29.99 falling Forecast - Cloudy & unsettled Breakih— W. Dean Carter,. Sharpsville Appliance Store proprietor, holding metal type "blackjack" which was used by intruders sometime earlyTuesday to break the glass from the front entrance door glass of his store and steal a quantity of Portable TV's, radios and electric knives valued at more than $2000. Carter is standing inside his store Tuesday evening after merchandise was straightened and about where some of the stolen items had been on display. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage)

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