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March 9, 1971

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VOLUME 76 - NO. THE TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 1971 •i'Of 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 Indochina Conflict Third Accidental Strike Reported By BERT W. OKULEY SAIGON (UPI)— U.S. saturation bombing of the Ho Chi Minn Trail junction near Sepone has touched off a massive series * of secondary explosions caused by the" blowing up of Communist supplies, military spokesmen said today. Air Force foward air control­ lers said more' than 1,600 secondary . explosions were touched off Monday by $J Z hours of heavy air strikes one mile northeast of Sepone, captured Saturday by South Vietnamese forces. On Sunday, . spokesmen said »B52 bombing missions brought ' about 500 secondary' explosions; in the (Continued on page six) City Council Discusses Roaming Dog Problems ' City Council discussed the local problem of roaming dogs which has aroused complaints from many city residents. Ray Holderman,. councilman, reported that only four dog licenses have been issued this year. Dogs Progress Report Set For Farm Program Signups First report on progress of "major farm program, signups, getting under way this week will be issued on or about March 18, . it was announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The reports "will continue on a weekly basis through the close of the signup period April 9. In connection with the signups, USDA emphasized that participants in the 1971 Wheat and Feed Grain programs need to set-aside land from production- which is of at least average cropping quality. ~ Signup re.turns will be mailed from county ASCS offices. The March 18 report will reflect results of the first 8 1/2 days of signups. As in past years, State cumulative totals will show number of farms enrolled in each program, base; acreages or allotments as applicable on signed farms, and agreed set-aside acreages. Where designated set-aside acreage appears to be below average in crop productivity for a farm, the county ASC committee --which administers agricultural programs at the local level--will-reduce that farm's payment eligibility. This reduction will be based upon the difference.in productivity of the land.design­ ated and that of the acreage on which the program crop is produced. USDA officials indicated .that for 1972 it is not proposing to reinstate the eligibility, requirement that set-aside acreage be cropland from which a crop was harvested in one.of three preceding years. However, USDA's Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation.Service (ASCS) will conduct spot-checks to determine how the problem of quality set- aside acreage is handled during the 1971 crop year. \ have been attacking youngsters on their way toischool as well as becoming a problem to home owners. They have been seen throughout the city roaming in packs. The City Council discussed the possibility of purchasing a tranquilizer gun rather than have police shoot the dogs in the city limits. Owners of the roaming dogs are asked to tie them or keep them confined to the residence,' Five members of the Tipton High School Government Class attended the city council meeting to develop a better insight to local government procedures. The city council approved city claims number 139 through 177 in the amount of $14,015.67 and utility claims numbers 166 through 206 in the amount: of $97,192.84. It was announced that men hired, from Professional Gold Association would have to have a pension plan set-up by the city. The Council approved the ujisLii/ii to stall a pension plan for the local golf pro in the amount of $50 per month. The . money was to be used from the Golf Budget for the pension plan. A question was raised as to the recent clearing of trees from the Tipton County Scout woods near the golf course. Mayor Rench stated that he was doing some investigating in the matter concerning a contract between the scouts: and . the city when the woods was first turned over to the scout program. It was (Continued on page six) Four Tipton Men Charged I- Four Tipton men charged in Tipton Circuit Court with stolen property of recentweeks appeared in Tipton Circuit Court Monday and the following action was recorded: Rick Balser, Ralph Driver and Mark Cherry, all appeared and their cases were continued to March 16 at 9 a.m. Mike Hawkins appeared and pleaded not guilty to first degree burglary, charges. He was or-, dered.back for a March 16 appearance. KKK Leader Shot Today By Assailant In County KuKluxKlan. leader Paul A. .Book,- 35, of-KokomO: suffered a shotgun wound in the right rib cage and at least two pellets struck him in the neck, when unidentified assailants in an auto stopped. Book's car on a ;Tipton County road Tuesday 12:30 a.m. andjblasted into Book with a shotgun. Book told the above story to Tip:on County Sheriff Richard Ziejler about l.a.m. after Book got to a farm house.and tele- Liberty Twp. Approves Soil-Water Referendum Fire Damage- -Fire caused by a short in the electrical wiring resulted in an estimated $5000 loss Monday at 8:30 p.m. at the Tipton Lumber Company. Firemen were alerted of the . fire when Joe Jung came to the Department and reported heavy smoke rolling from the roof of a building on the Lumber Company property. Pictured above is the rear view of the pole building • shortly after the blaze was discovered.: Tipton firemen braved the heavy smoke and shattering glass to enter the. building with fire hoses and extinguish-the blaze. The property is owned by Harold Lee. (Staff Photo by Pat Cline) Junior High-Middle School Conference Planned at I .S. Madison Twp. . Many items of community and county betterment were discussed at the Liberty township dis- * cussion and planning session Friday evening at Tri-Ceritral School. Bernard Zauss, chairman, presided at; the meeting. The officers were| reelected for the coming year, others including vice chairman, David Henderson, and Secretary Mrs;Robert SalsDery. This meeting completed the township meetings.in Tipton County for this winter. ., The bridge east of Sharpsville is in need of redesigning, especially to aid school bus drivers. Walter ; Schufenburg,. County Commissioner, stated that this bridge is sound in structure and that there are many in the county, that aire'not in as good condition, i This bridge is not pro­ gramed for attention during 1971. It was urged that repairs and improvements.be made to aid the school buses in turning this corner and bridge L Soil and Water Conservation Service referendum was approved unanimously. { Beryl Grim- me of Howard County discussed the services and referendum procedure. Omer Cloud, Paul Harper, and Max Henderson were appointed to be the"referendum committee in -Liberty township. Jack Lowe discussed plans of the) town of Sharpsville for the' collection of trash in Sharpsville. Funds are needed to be put in ihe town budget. Ted Lorts of phoned the Sheriff's office. Book was taken to the Howard Community Hospital in Kokomo where his condition is listed as serious. . Sheriff Ziegter said he had impounded Book's car for evidence and investigation and that he was making a thorough investigation of the entire activities. - Book told the sheriff that he had been in Kokomo just "getting around" and drove south on U,S. 31 to the Tipton-Howard County Line Road, turned east arid about one-fourth mile from U.S. 31 an. unidentifled vehicle stopped his . car and an assailant pointed a gun into the window and shot him. Book, told the officer that he was able to get to the farm house nearby and was given permission to ' make the telephone call to the Sheriff's office. Book formerly lived in At- . lanta and told Sheriff Ziegler (Continued on page six) Indiana. State University will hold a Conference on the Junior High-Middle School Friday, March 19, beginning at 9:15 a.m. in HulmanCenter. Teachers, prin- < cipals, supervisors, and all interested educators are invited to attend the program which is sponsored by the Education Department of the BU School of Education. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Edward Pino, superintendent of Cherry Creek School District, Englewood, Colo. Topic of his lecture, scheduled at 10 a.m., will be "Partheons and Mud Huts." Dr. Pino has had broad experience in the field of education, having worked and traveled in 13 foreign countries. For four years Board of Health Reactivated Tipton County Board of Health has been reactivated by the County Commissioners following several years of inactivity. It was reported that unless the county took immediate action concerning the matter, the State and Federal •Governments would. Five members were appointed to serve on the Board by the County Commissioners and two members appointed by Mayor Ray Rench. County Board members are as follows: Myron Henderson, Atlanta R 1, four years; Dr. Robert Haller, Kempton, two years; Mrs. Charles Bergman, Tipton R 1, one year; Paul Duncan, Windfall, three years; and Donald Gossard, Kempton R 1, two years. Members of; the Board who will represent the city are Jesse Miller and Dr. Carter. The Board will be responsible for inspecting local and county, restaurants, nursing homes, grocery s, motels, etc. Evidence Shows Red China May Have Fired First Ballistic Missiles By EDWARD K. DELONG WASHINGTON .(UPI) -Defense Secretary Melvin R., Laird today unveiled evidence •Red China may have already fired jts first ICBM and said an apparent pause last year in Russian missile development could have heralded the birth of a new Soviet ICBM system. In his annual " report to Congress on the world military situation, Laird also predicted that between 1973 and 1975 China could develop an initial force of operation intercontinental ballistic missiles. "The Soviet and Chinese threats to, the U.S. call for moving ahead toward the full safeguard (anti-ballistic missile) deployment," he said. The complege . safeguard system would include 12..ABM sites in the United States. At present only three sites have been approved. Laird announced plans to start surveys for a fourth site in the safeguard system. He also outlined military threats to the free world and potential hot spots, detailed plans for a top- level Pentagon reorganization and traced a long-range program to hand over more defense responsibility to U.S. allies by substituting increased military aid for the presence of American soldiers. Soviet Warheads Increasing "The better equipped our friends and allies are to provide for their own security, t the more firm will be our own security," Laird said. "This is so because the probability of war and of U.S. involvement in war will be lowered!" Laird also revealed that during the first half of 1971, despite an increase by 110 in the total number of Russian missiles 'while the U.S. total holds steady, the number of Soviet warheads will increase by only 11 per cent while the U.S. warhead total goes up 15 per cent. Pentagon officials said this is because of , multiple-warhead Minuteman 3 and' Poseidon submarine missile installations in progress by the United States.] He. said this world-wide strategy of "realistic deterrence" | was a direct outgrowth of the Jmore local Vietnamiza- tioii policy of President Nixon and 'was made possible by that policy's success. In the unclassified version of his book-length report, presented to the House Armed Services Committee,: Laird made only passing mention of the new Russian ICBM system. He was only a little more specific about the Chinese ICBM status. Pentagon officials said, however, both subjects were discussed in more detail in the secret classified version of the report. . "There has been an unexplained slowdown in deployment of current Soviet ICBM models," Laird said. But he said tests of modifications to the huge SS9 and smaller SS11 and SSI 3 missiles have continued. "The implications of these trends are still not clear," he said. Two possible explanations he offered were that planned installations had., been completed or that new instalations had been slowed down to permit installation of improved missiles or multiple warheads in existing silos. New Silos Spotted "Alternatively, the explanation may be that the Soviets are preparing to deploy new ICBM missile systems," Laird said. Pentagon officials said this seems closer to the truth. They said U.S. intelligence sources have spotted new silos and equipment unlike anything that has been seen before and that the size of the missiles to fit them would rival that of the SS9, the world's biggest ICBM. It was these intelligence reports, they said, which led . (Continued on page six) he was administrator at Air Force Dependents Schools in Japan. He served as consultant, lecturer, and administrator at schools in Massachusetts, Michigan, and California before accepting his present position in. 1966. Members of a number of educational' and civic organizations, Dr. Pino has published widely. and is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences. He earned the A.B. degree at Michigan State University^, the M.A. at George Washington University, and the Ed. D. degree at Stanford University. Following the lecture, conference participants will form special interest groups to study team teaching, in-service for teachers, writing behavioral objectives, and drug education in the schools. Dr. Robert L. Pabst, IS U professor of education, will lead the team teaching section. The in- service group will meet with Dr. Russell L. Hamm, BU professor of education, and the behavioral objectives section will hear Isabel Blomberg, coordinator of elementary curriculum lor the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township, Marion County. Leading the discussion on drug education will be the following BU faculty from the Department of Health and Safety: Dr. Richard D. Spear, department chairman;. Dr. James H. Rogers, Walter Ney and Dr. Andrew J. Zeberl. A question and answer session with Dr. Pino will follow the conference luncheon with adjournment scheduled at 2 p.m. Dr. Max Bough, BU professor of education is chairman of the conference. Reports Fire . The Madison X*'P. Volunteer Fire Department-fire chief, Max E. Watkins reports that the department was called to the Robert Hiatt residence at. 3:52 p.m. Saturday to a barn fire. • The call was relayed through the Elwood; Fire Dept. who upon request also responded- to the call with a pumper and summoned the Pipe * Creek Twp. Fire Dept. tanker. About 5000 gallons of water was used-to extinguish the fire; most of jwhich was used to soak' down a large amount of loose hay which had to be removed from the barn. Several horses were housed in the barn and had to be moved. Damage to the buildings and contents was about $2000.00. Mr. Watkins said the firemen did a very goodjjob considering the high winds, adverse weather conditions, s and the heavy smoke they had to.work in. Commended For Honesty-- RMSN David A.shock- ney,:former East Union resident, was recently commended by his commanding officer and given nationwide publicity.for his honesty; David found a wallet containing a large amount of money and immediately turned it over to officials. His parents, Rev. and Mrs. ifames Shockney received a letter from the Commanding Officer, Colin G. Winters telling of the David's actions stating that, "when informed by Security Officers that David had turned- in a lost wallet containing sufficient monies to tempt any person, made the [day of a commanding officer a little brighter. David is a 1966 graduate of Hamilton Heights High School. He attended college in Tenn., graduated from Indiana University and attended Chicago Law School before entering the Navy. He is presently serving in the. Philippines. His father was minister of the East Union' Christian Church for several years.' By Matter Tipton Junior High Cloud type - Cumulus Present temperature - 31 Maximum temperature - 34 Minimum temperature -22 Wind Direction - Southwest Wind Velocity - 5 mph Relative Humidity - 70% Precipitation - 0 Barometer Reading - 30.20 rising Forecast - Fair Utility Board — seated 1-r James Tudor, Homer Brinegar and Harold Lentz Tipton Utility Board members si'gning a $79,705 contract with L. B. Evans (standing), of the Evans Construction Co. of Westtield for new Chlorinator Facilities at the Tipton Waste Water Treatment Plant. The new improvement contract was the lowest and most responsible bid of eight opened and reviewed by the' board. The other bidders were Bowen Engineering, Inc.; Avco Const. Co.; Owren Kirklin and Sons; The Huguenard Pump Co. j The starting date for the pro; is 180 days. (Staff Photo by Eldoh Cage) Corp.; interstate PipingCo.; Hernly Bros. Inc.; and the Peerless ect was with the execution of the contract and the completed date

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