The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on March 5, 1971 · Page 1
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H-A.15L3 J. . BURTON ' AUJ :iIVi3 ASSISTANT .I;;'DIA:*A STATS LIBRARI la 3 IAS A.? JLIS, INDIANA VOLUME 76 - NO. 54 THE TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE FRIDAY, MARCH 5. 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 Heart Fund Co. Contribution Totals $4011.81 "Heart. Fund contributions from the residents of Tipton County now.total $4,011.81, with mail-in donations and some volunteer workers solicitations still being received and counted," Mrs. Floyd Collins, chairman of the 1971 Tipton County campaign, announced today. "This.heart warming response indicates that our county is acutely aware of the high priority that prevention and treatment of heart disorders should have in our efforts to maintain good health," she said. - "The combined efforts of nearly. 200 volunteer solicitors, a- : long with a cooperative press have helped make the 1971 drive the most successful in the history of the Tipton County Heart Association," she added. We sincerely hope that every resi* dent that was away when a Heart volunteer called will mail in a "not-at-home" envelope. If, by chance, an envelope was not left at your home, your contribution may be mailed to the Tipton County Heart Fund treasurer, Mrs. Martha Cole, Farmer's Loan and Trust Co., Tipton." Mrs. Collins concluded with sincere thanks to all volunteers workers ; and to the entire community for their participation in trie 1971 drive for funds to help support the Heart Association. Through research, education and community service, the American Heart Association, operates as the only voluntary organization working to overcome heart and circulatory diseases. When a final tally of contributions has been made, the total amount and a break-down of sources of ln- • come will be published. Memorial gifts throughout the year may be sent to Mrs. Chester Morris, 421 N. MainSt., Tipton. Please include name and address of next of kin so that proper acknowledgement may be made. U.S. Blockbust Parachute Businessmen To Promote "Moonlight Madness" MILWAUKEE — Nine persons, including six policemen were injured and at least 15 demonstrators were arrested when a protest march by Latin Americans and their supporters erupted into violence March 3. An injured policeman was helped by fellow officers on Milwaukee's south side. The Businessmen's Association met Thursday morning at the Bowl-O-Drome with ten present The new operating committee Morris Dolan of Falvey's t and <?lifford Tonjes of Western Auto and members William Chee- ke of J.C. Penney, Guy (Bud) ^Horton of Danners, Mike Lew- - \llen of Farmers Loan,. Charles Weber of Indiana Gas, Max Stockwell, Ed Meloche of Leavell and Bates and Irvin Banta, Secretary, were present. Norman Kulp, District Executive of BoyScouts,. was a guest. The Operating Committee submitted a numbeT of projects to be considered. A few were approved and others taken under consideration. The • first promotion will be March 16th, "Moonlight Madness" week of March 29th, Easter promotion. There will be "500" Race, promotions each weekend during May. In connection with these there will be registrations at the business places of Merchants members for tickets during the month. A pair of tickets to the Race tryouts will be drawn for the May 15th tryout (they will be drawn on May 8th). There will be another drawing on May 15th for the May 22nd tryouts and then on May 22nd there will be a drawing for a pair of "tickets for the 500 Mile Race on the 29th. Plans are for musical programs each Friday night during May. Also ice cream or other sociables, and an auto show one weekend. Other attractions to get people interested in coming to Tipton, are being considered. -All businessmen in Tipton benefit one w*y or another from these promotions. School Board Approves Claim Tipton Community School Board met Wednesday for their regular meeting at the school superintendents office. Claims numbers 1144 to 1216 were allowed and payroll claims for March 5 approved. Joe Watson, school attorney, reported on the progress being made in bringing, the abstracts Revenue Sharing Plan Unveiled Notice Marshall Dick Stout warned dog owners today that all dogs found roaming in- the area of Windfall that are not licensed or tied will be shot effective this week. . By NORMAN KEMPSTER WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Nixon unveiled today details of his revenue sharing plan for urban development—a $2 billion, a year program spread over 247 metropolitan areas but focusing chiefly on decaying big cities. The plan would give city halls almost total authority to decide how to spend federal money. It also would eliminate as identifiable categories most of the urban aid programs originated in Democratic administrations of Harry S Truman, John; F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. In a report to Congress, Nixon said: "Federal grant-in- aid programs for urban development have simply not achieved the purposes for which they were established/'-' j Nixon said the bulk of the money—$1.6 billion in the first full year—would be distributed among urban areas with a city or cities of 50,000 population surrounded by identifiable suburbs. The formula, Nixon said, would "take into account the number of people who live in an • area or city, the ' degree of. overcrowding, there, the condition of its housing units, and the proportion of - families whose income is below the poverty level." Most of America's population lives in standard metropolitan areas, but Nixon said the formula would insure that most of the money "would be channeled into the cities which need it most." Folded. into; the revenue sharing program would be funds now earmarked for urban renewal, model cities, water and sewer grants; and rehabilitation loans. Nixon's budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 calls for about $1 billion in spending of school properties up to date prior to advertising any of the property for sale. The Board approved the request made by the Kempton Fire Dept. for the use of the well on the Kempton School ground pro-, perty on a day to day basis. They also approved requests of Mrs. Mary Pitner, Counselor, to attend a North Central Regional Guidance Counselors Workshop at Kalamazoo, Mich., March 18 and 19. Miss Barbara Pickett is to attend a conference on the Junior High Middle School at Indiana State University March 19. Also, Miss Pickett was asked to participate In the Taylor Township career day Wednesday, March 24. In other business the Board of Ed. approved the rental of school buses if needed to transport students to cetassel corn; approved the purchase of lawn mowers for school maintenance; and approved the purchase of a flag from Boy Scout Troop #592. The scouts will see that the flag is properly displayed on nine national holidays in 1971. UPI TELEPHOTO Arrests Reported State Trooper.Jim Schroeder i three traffic citations with the Tipton City Court and the arrests and charges, were as follows: ; Keith L. Miller, 41, of Arcadia, failure to have vehicle inspected; Junior D. Good, 41, Rochester, exceeding speed limit; and David Hanna, 16, Monticello, exceeding rural speed limit. ! Trooper Jim Sailors cited to Tipton Court Thomas H.Steele, 34, of Kokomo, with exceeding Guidance ...speed limit. !. Tipton City Police charged John F. Rainey, 26, of Tipton wjth no operators license for City Court appearance. By BERT W. OKULEY SAIGON (UPI)-U.S. military sources said today the United States was using 15,000-pound blockbuster bombs in Laos to blast put instant landing zones for helicopter-ttfr ne South Vietnamese closing in on Sepone,' a Ho Chi Minm Trail road junct on and missile site;" The[ blockbusters, biggest conventional bombs in the U.S. arsenal, "were parachuted from the rear doors of C130 Hercules planes and fused to explode several feet above the ground. The j bomb's- sideways blast creates a landing area" the size of a football field for helicopters. . ° • i Military spokesmen said 2,000 South Vietnamese infantrymen. were within three, miles of Sepone and could see the city that, has been virtually destroyed by U.S. - bombing attacks. Sepone, 27 miles inside Laos, was announced as a major objective of ; the drive. across the Ho Chi Minn" Trail. On Thursday, the U.S. Defense Department disclosed that the North Vietnamese had moved surface-to-air (SAM) missiles into the Sepone area for attacks on American planes — first known Communist use of the missiles outside North Vietnam. er Bombs d Inside Laos ' Military sources said the 7Vz ton blockbuster-bombs, only one of w^ich can be carried aboard a C130, were dropped several days before the South Vietna- mesj resumed their push. into Laos Thursday' in the first forward movement in weeks. The bomb-_has been used, in Soutli Vietnam but today's was the first disclosure of their use in Laos. There was no indication of the number of Communist troops in the Sepone region or whether . the Reds .had abandoned the junction' on French colonial Route 9, the axis of the South • Vietnamese drive into Laos. Specialists To Present Crop Discussion cjrops quality and outlook will the combine, drver, storage, etc. be discussed at a Crops meet- "— "--"-* ing Monday evening, March 15, at the. Tipton County 4-H and Community Building. Two specialists of Purdue University will present.the discussion ma- This meeting is probably one of the last scheduled meetings as of this date that will be held in this area in relation to corn blight situation. Stolen Goods Economic Considerations in Regard to the Corn Blight Situa- D p * A V P T P H tiou" will be discussed by Paul I »5 1UWC,CU Rob|binspf the Agricultural Economics department, of. Purdue University. • "Outlook for Crop Prices" other crop considerations farm program, etc. will be discussed by Mr". Robbins. The latest information will be presented in regard to the southern corn leaf blight situation. Bruce McKenzie of the Agricultural. Engineering department c^fo\se- r of sider items that lead to top quality Purdue University, will con- grains. This will include quality production in regard to A Kokomo man Chuck i holder, . 27, 318 North Union St. is in the Tipton County Jail charged with receiving stolen property. Householder was charged in a warrant withreceivinga'25 inch Color TV which was stolen from a Tipton residence a. few nights ago. This is the seventh arrest by the Tipton County Sheriff's Department and the Tipton City Police Department within the past 72 hours concerning stolen items in the Tipton area. Correction The.Tribune inadvertently reported that the new Tipton City Police Department Patrol car was purchased from a Tipton automobile dealer other than the Throgmartin Au(o Sales. Throgmartin AutoSales was the correct low bidder on the new Tipton Police car/an Ambassador. False Alarms Reported By ,: :'' '.I ' . ' . Kempton Fireman . By Marguerite Hinkle : Kempton Volunteer Fire Department reported two false alarms turned in Thursday night at their department. The firemen were called to the Mike Bagley home in Kempton and also to the Max Bagley residence in Ekin. Both fire runs turned out to be false alarms, i, .-• Tipton Fire Tipton Firemen Thursday 11:25 a.m. were called to a site one-half mile east of Tipton to a grass fire along the Norfolk and Western Railroad where the blaze had 1 eaten into the dried grass for more than 100 yards and 40 feet wide. The firemen were unable to get (the fire trucks to the exact site and used wire brooms to extinguish the blaze. The cause of the blaze was unknown and! the damage was minor. . , j , Mayor Ray Rench announced that he is seeking re-election for the office of Mayor of City of Tipton. Seeking, nomination for a third term of office, he filed declaration of candidacy for the May primary with the County Clerk, Paul Jones, Thursday af? ternoon on the Republican ticket. He commented this morning that be has hopes of seeing anew city garage and fire station constructed in the pear future for. the city. Mayor Rench stated that he was proud of the fact that the tax rate for the city has been held at a reasonable level while taxes were skyrocketing in other cities. When he assumed, the office of Mayor in 1964 the rate was $1.85; in the year 1970 the tax rate was $1.92. He also commended the City Council and other members of the city administration for their splendid cooperation i throughout the past eight years which has resulted in many progressive programs benefiting city residents. Mayor Rench was a bulk oil distributor for 14 years, seven years as part owner of a John Deere dealership in Tuscola, HI. and eight years as implement dealer in Tipton prior to becoming Mayor. • "or five years he was employed in the engineering department of R.G. LeTourneau, Inc. in HI. He holds a mechan- : leal engineering degree from Tri-State College, Angola. Before coming to Tipton, Rench served as a member of the School Board of Princeville Community ks Re-election High School' for 14 years, and served as secretary during-those y«ars. He and his wife reside at 233. Kentucky Avenue and are the rents of 4hree daughters. They hive seven grandchildren. He is'a member, of the Presbyterian C hurch, Kiwanis Club and Masonic Lodge. Councilman Files Max H. Stockwell, present City Councilman, from Precinct One, Thursday filed for the same post ac thetTipton County Clerk's Off­ ice. Stockwell, a Republican, has served one full four year term on the Tipton City Council and has been on major council boards. Stockwell and his wife, Kathlyn, are the parents of two children, Robert, a teacher and Deana.a nurse. He has been in the Wholesale Business for 30 years and in Tipton for 25 years. He is a member of the West Street Christian Church, the Masons, the Eastern Star, the Elks, ' the Chamber of Commerce and a Past President of the Tipton Rotary Club. Drunk Drivers Mayor Ray Rench Motoring Privileges May Be Curbed Science Fair— Tipton High School Science Department Staff Instructors (left) Richard Garst and Fred Calhoun analyzing some of the current Tipton School's Science Fair details Friday morning prior to the Science Fair public showing of the exhibits In the school gym Friday afternoon and night. The winners and awards for the science fair will be made public Friday night. (Staff Photo by Eldon Cage) By HORTENSE MYERS INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) - The drunk driver, blamed for half of Indiana's traffic deaths, may find his motoring privileges, curbed by a new law and a bill ! on the way to becoming a law. Governor Whitcomb Thursday; signed a bill that will lower the percentage of alcohol in the blood considered to be indicative the motorist was under the influence of intoxicating liquor. The old level was .15 per cent, by weight; the new level will be .10 per cent. The new law becomes effective when the 1971 legislative acts are- promulgated, probably July or August. The House today received from the Senate a companion bill to the blood alcohol measure. The Senate voted 38-6 Thursday to, strengthen the 1969 implied consent law. The two- year-old .law has not achieved the expected \ impact in - getting drunk drivers off the highway. Repeals 1969 Law The 1971 bill would repeal the first law and replace" it with one providing that a motorist, suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or. drugs, should be offered a chemical test. If the test is refused, he is 'to be arrested.' If a court finds the refusal was knowingly made because of the state of intoxication, the judge "shall recommend"''to"the Bureau of Motor Vehicles that the motorist's privilege to drive be suspended for.a year. The new law, setting the more realistic level of pre-" sumed intoxication, and the implied consent bill, would bring Indiana into conformity with the federal traffic safety standard on j alcohol. The Senate Thursday also battled over the Bureau of Motor Vehicles from another standpoint—its management. The Senate' Finance Committee recommendation that the BMV and , its -192 serai-inde­ pendent license branches, oper? ated mostly by county political chairmen, be changed into a semi-merit state agency was adopted 49-0. But first a minority .report that would have delayed acceptance of the report until after the Senate, sitting as a committee of the whole, heard from BMV commissioner Trudy Etherton, . and others, was defeated 29-19. - The proposed changes would put the branch managers on a merit system and would bring the branch employes under state control. The measure also would require nearly $4 million state money to operate, in addition to fees, and this added cost may be a barrier to its passage. Ele tion Bills Favored The Senate Thursday also ad-- |vanced to final reading a bill that would add the offices of [U.S. senator and governor to those chosen in direct primary and received a recommendation from the Senate Elections Committee for passage of a bill limiting pre-election campaigning. The Senate adopted a committee report that completely strips a bill on elections and limited to all political advert} ing to a 40-day period prior any election. ; - The proposed law would say: "No paid . political advertising shall be displayed, distributed or. broadcast prior to the fortieth day preceding the general election, primary election or city election," . " Sen. Charles E. Bosma,- R- Beech Grove, Senate Elections Committee chairman, said the 40-day limit would tend to limit political campaigning to a shorter period than at present. He said he felt that such a curb on the time of campaigning was essential to the success or a direct" primary bill of which he and Sen. Lawrence Borst, R- Indianapolis, are authors. . This direct primary bill advanced from second reading to final reading in- the Senate Thursday, after some minor amendments. The bill, as it now awaits final action, place the nominations for U.S. Senator and governor under direct primary, rather than by political convention, as at present. Indiana has a hybrid system for selecting its state candidates, in which some nominees are chosen in an early May primary and others in June party conventions.

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