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   Tipton Tribune (Newspaper) - September 23, 1947, Tipton, Indiana                                Weather Forecast Clearing with rising temperatures tonight and Wednesday. Highest temperature today about 64. Lowest tonight about 43. Entered as Second Clasa Matter Oct. 4, 1895, at Postofflce at Tipton, Ind., Under the Act of March 3, 1879. VOL. 52-NO. 304. TIPTON, INDIANA, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 23, 1947 TIPTON COUNTY CROPS ESCAPE FROST DAMAGE State Tax Board Petitioned To Review County Rates Two hundred sixty-six Tipton county taxpayers have pe-' litioned the state tax board to review county budgets and the Jefferson township tax levy, County Auditor H. E. Castor announced today. Under Indiana law petitions carrying 10 or more signatures could be filed by Sept. 22. The petitions ask specifically that the 1948 budgets "of the county agent, county welfare department, drainage requirements and the Tipton County Memorial hospital be reviewed. A separate petition asks a review of the Jefferson township tax levy. Those signing the county petition are: J. A. Kemp, J. E. Goodnight, C. A. Smith, C. D Stroup, Rob- j>/? ert P. Cox, Carl D. McCarthy,!// F. D. Campbell, Jesse Johnson, I Belva and Katherine Stuart, G. P. Griffith, D. D. Weed, Newton Magnett, John E. F. Koker, Gol-die Hobbs, Blanche Koker, Dewey E. Watson, Donna J. Harlow, I. F.   Harris, Frank   Gossard, Carroll Scudder, W. E. Hawkins, Carmel Tunis, Fay McCarthy, Roscoe O. Stewart, Henry Cau-ble, J. M. Kemp, A. E. Hobbs and Irvin Stoops. Minnie H. Barnett, Wayne Halford, G. C. Dunham, Vern Goodnight, William Friend, E. E. Thomas. C. B. Orr, John Line-back, Florence Egler, E. R. Samuels, W. E. McKee, Goldie Samuels,. Mary A. Mott, Robert Phares, H. H. Longfellow, W. C. Hinkle, Otha Wyrick, Dessie M. Hinkle, J. H. Waltes, O. F. Wheatley, D. W. Woods, Lewis Carroll, Cash Watson, Harry Patterson, Horace E. Watson, Dr. W. F. Dunham, Kemp Bros. Packing company, Walter J. Kemp, Enoch J. Stafford and A. E. Stouder, M. D. J. L. Hoover, William Duckworth, Arta Griffith, K. P. Johnson, Douglas^. Williams, Ernie Quick, Cecil Printz, B. E. Ma-haffey, William Tobin, John Morelock, W. R. Bagley, Oma Mott, Ralph McMulIan, John A. MAKE NEW ATOM DISCOVERIES County School Heads Meet At Indianapolis Ratcliff Is Member Of Committee; 600 Educators Attend Six hundred county school superintendents from all parts of the United States took time out from home school duties today for an intensive study on providing a comprehensive school program. The meeting was at Indianapolis. High Value of IConstitution Is Stressed Hutto Discusses Document Before Tipton Kiwanians The United States constitution i and the bill of rights were de-j scribed in detail to Tipton Ki- Happy Over Clothe] At -work on an atomic ..micro-spectroscope for hydrogen in the Columbia University Radiation Laboratory in New York are Professor Willis Lamb (left) and Robert Retherford. The appar-tfls was used in experiments which resulted in discoveries that are called the most significant advance in fifteen years in atom knowledge. Authorities to Return Murder Suspectto Howard County Margarito Tijerina, sought by Howard county authorities in connection with the slaying Sept. 14 of Ruperto Rodriguez, will be returned today or Wednesday to Kokomo following word that Port Huron, Mich., authorities had awarded his custody to Howard county. Tijerina will be returned by Kenneth Wines, Tipton,   state Gritton, Frank C. Bauer, Carl;police detective,   and   Sheriff Wimer, Orval Johnson, George Af Partlow, C. W. Fisher, Charles A. McMulIan, W. F. Cole, Delia Wimer and Robert W. Cole. Frank Smith, Everett Kirby, Frank Kirby Estate, C. E. Shockley, Ralph Bauer, Effie and David Stein, G. O. Phares, Jessie D. Phares, N. R. Aldridge, R. A. Foutch, David R. Mitchell, Joe O. McFarland, Hugh McDer-mitt, Mark C. Park, Doris V. Davis, Luke Park, Clen Henry, Roy T. Graham, Harry D. Shook, T. W. Cochran, Walter ^"m' Jackson, Pearl Jackson, Edna Jackson, Guy Nash, Olla Campbell, Ralph Teter, Arthur Teter. Clifford H. Bauer, Garnett W. Teter, W. L. Vandevender and Karl Jones. Nellie B. Hinkle, Earl Hinkle, Maggie Carter; Walter Duncan. George F. Roe, Bob MeFarland. Joseph M. Roe, William R. Os-born, Basil M. Teter, W. R. Magnett, Nora M. Foster, Clifford P. Osborn, Dr. W. L. Hughes, G. D. Needier, Marjorie Waugh, Floyd E. Harper, Emma D. Menden-hall. Earl Tice, Inez C. Culver, Forrest Hook, Everett Carter, B. F. Reichert, Allen B. Harper, Coe Campbell, Forrest Johnson. Albert Purvis, Charles Riley, T. J. Green and William Teal. Petitioners also requesting a review of Jefferson township rates follow: J. A. Kemp, J. E. Goodnight, C. A. Smith, C. D. Stroup, Rob D. Campbell, Jesse Johnson, G. P. Griffith, Belva and Katherine ert P. Cox, Carl McCarthy, P Stuart, D. D. Weed, Newton Magnett, John E. F. Koker, Blanche Koker, Dewey E. Watson, William Friend, Donna J. Harlow, I. F. Harris, Frank Gossard, Caroll Scudder, W. E Hobbs, Minnie H. Barnett, Goldie Hobbs, Wayne Halford, Vern Goodnight and G. C. Dunham E. E. Thomas, John Lineback, Florence "Egler, E. R. Samuels, Goldie Samuels, Robert Phares, H. H. Longfellow, W. C. Hinkle, (Continued on Page 6) Robert M. Overton of Howard county. Sheriff Overton sought Tijer-ina's custody over the weekend but was forced to return to Kokomo Sunday without his prisoner because of legal technicalities. Admits Fight He said that Tijerina had admitted a fight with Rodriguez in which he said he had tramped Rodriguez after the latter had been knocked down. He denied, however, that he had. stabbed In this connection it was recalled that Dr. Jesse Spangler, who performed the autopsy on the dead man, said that death had been caused by the blow on the throat which had crushed the neck bones and tissues and that the stab wounds had been made after death. Accompanied by Capt. Howard Gilbert of the Kokomo police department, Sheriff Overton went to Port Huron Saturday on arrival there he found that although Tijerina had waived extradition, it was necessary to have a hearing before the local judge, with the local prosecutor, a defense attorney and court reporter present. It was required under Michigan law that a typed transcript of the hearing be made and signed by the judge. Due to the fact that the court reporter was out of the city, it was impossible to have the hearing Saturday so the sheriff came home. Describes Party According to the sheriff, Tijerina said that he attended . a party at the canning factory in Sharpsvllle on the night before the murder. He said he was in a party with two other Mexicans and two women. After the party, he said, he became involved in a fight with Rodriguez over the letter's attentions to ! one of the women.  In the fight Tijerina said Rodriguez was knocked down and then Tijerina tramped him with his'heayv working boots. Tijerina said the fight occurred not far from Greentown, but he was not able to locate th-.-spot exactly. A story by Paul Harsha in the Port Huron Times Herald of Sept. 20 gives the following account of Tijerina's arrest there: "Quick action by police late Friday led to capture of a 26-year-old Mexican wanted"as a murder suspect in Howard county, Ind., within two hours after 1 he arrived in Port Huron to visit a former girl friend. "Playing a 'hunch', Detective Sergt. George I. Holdburg and Patrolman George A. Nelson arrested Margarito L. Tijerina, Pontiac, as he stepped into his car parked near a tavern at 3301 Twenty-fourth street. . "He was about to flee after receiving a telephone tip from Mrs. Marion Ainsworth, 20, of 726 Twelfth street, police charged. "Tijerina told police that Mrs. Ainsworth had rebuffed him when he attempted to visit her at her home. When he telephoned later from the tavern, she told him 'better look out, the cops are after you,' he said. "Prosecutor Reg.  S. Atkins said that a warrant has been is sued charging Mrs. Ainsworth with opposing a police officer in the performance of his duty. Conviction carries a maximum of two years imprisonment or a $1,000 fine, he said. "Neighbors had warned police to be on the lookout after they saw Tijerina approach Mrs. Ainsworth's home.' Police immediately blocked the area. "Tijerina, wanted for fatally stabbing and kicking Ruperto Rodriguez, 54, near Kokomo, Ind., was in the same gray car in which he fled after the incident to a farm about seven miles north of Toledo'. (Continued on Page S) weekly meeting at  the  Kemp Methodist church Monday night by Troy N. Hutto, Tipton attor-1 ney. The group included Owen! The bil1 ot rihts and tne Ratcliff, Tipton county superin- original constitution can not be tendent, who is a member of the ! separated, the speaker said, and reception committee. Ithe biu o� ri8hts is the method The national conference of i �f guaranteeing enjoyment of county superintendents cf o� ll?et ^edoms granted in the schools had its second general of tn� constitu session this morning  after  an1 opening meeting last night. The conference, meeting in Indianapolis for its second gathering, is to close Wednesday. A panel composed of educators from Illinois, Tennessee, Georgia and Indiana this morning outlined the necessity for maintaining an educational program that will keep intact the foundations of democracy. Members of the panel included three county school superintendents - Mrs. Marjorie B. Leinauer, of Sycamore, 111., Sue M. Powers, of Memphis, Tenn., and Mark A. Smith, of Macon. Ga., and three Hoosiers-Indiana State Superintendent' of Public Instruction Ben H. Watt,' Mrs. Robert F. Shank, president tion defines the legislative exe cutive and judicial branches of the government and defines the duties of each. The first 10 amendments form the bill of rights.       ' The fourth article defines the regulations of states in the Union to each other and guarantees full faith and credit by the states to the acts of other states. The fifth article provides the machinery for instituting the amendments and for ratifying proposed changes. Obligations of the former confederacy are assumed and rat;: fication of the constitution i? provided for in other articles. The bill of rights guarantees freedom   of   speech,   religion. of the Indiana Congress of Par-lPress and tne riSht o� assembly, ents 'and Teachers, and Mrs.) Glenn Gharrett, vice presi-Russell  Cushman,  state  chair- dent, presided. man of the Indiana Farm Bu reau's social and educational de partment.  F. B. Knight, of Pur due university, was panel leader. Group Sessions Held The remainder of today's program consists of group sessions on 16 different phases of educational problems, ranging frorrn rQute 2 Monday njght and es how to cure a shortage of hia(h        d with sl03    Jesse Owen calibre teachers to the role ol _>___-     �>--* the school in helping improve living standard for rural America. Dean L. D. Haskew, of the college of education, University of Texas, who heads the group considering .the teacher shortage, charged: "Only one rural school classroom in ten today is presided over by a teacher who can do the caliber job America must have done, and two rural classrooms in ten are in charge of teachers whose hearts mav be right but whose lack of skill as teachers is tragic." Hassil E. Schenck, president of the Indiana Farm Bureau, is (Continued on Page 6) Deed Suit Ends In Mistrial A suit to set aside a deed issued by Henry Wilson Moore of Anderson to Eva Miller was ended abruptly Monday afternoon, in Tipton circuit court when Judge C. W'. Mount declared a mistrial. . The ruling came after two witnesses had testified. Both were questioned regarding the soundness of mind of Mr. Moore at the time the deed was drawn, but the court ruled that the question of mental' soundness was not contained in the original complaint and therefore could not be argued. Counsel then received permission to file an amended complaint, but Judge Mount said that he did not expect the suit to be heard during, the present term of court. The original complaint was withdrawn. Mr. Moore, who is now deceased, allegedly Issued a deed to his property to the defendant on condition that she would care for him. The complaint alleges that she refused to care for Mr. Moore but that she did receive the property. The plaintiff attempted to show fraud in obtaining the deed. The present plaintiff is ' the Armed Bandits Take $103 Authorities today sought two men who reportedly held up Walter Freeman Dulworth, 27, deputy sheriff, said that Dulworth would be questioned further this afternoon since he was able to provide Only a meagei description of the men. Dulworth told authorities thai he was walking on state road 19 about 7:30 p. m. when two men driving a black automobile offered him a ride. When- he refused, they left the car and ordered him to give up his billfold. One man carried a pistol and the other a knife, officers were {old. The robbery victim said that the car had a damaged left front fender and that the driver continued northward after the robbery and then returned toward Tipton. The incident occurred three and one-half miles north of the city. Dulworth said that he took a taxi part way to his residence, near the scene of the robbery, and continued the remainder oi the distance on foot. He then returned to Tipton and reported the robbery about 10 p. m. Second Storm Approaches Florida Lakeland, Fla., Sept.-' 23 .- (INS) - A tropical storm approaching the west Florida coast, was reported 45 miles south of Tampa early today. The Miami weather bureau reported nt 4:45 a. m. (est) tliat the storm was moving nortli northeast at 10 ;niles an horr. Storm warnings were hoisted north of Fernftndina, Fla.. to Moultricville, South Carolina. Small craft north of Moultrie-ville to Cape Hatteras were ordered to remain in port. Strongest winds were estimated^ be 50 to 60 miles an hour in squalls. . The weather bureau predicted that the storm's direction would be northeast and north northeast for the next 12 hours. Winds were reported 30 to 40 miles an hour at Sarasota, Brad-enton, and St. Petersburg, A COUPLE of German youngsters in the American Zone show their happiness by hugging each other after receiving new clothes for the first time in their young lives. The clothing was made by their parents from material received in a "Care" (Committee for American Relief for Europe) box. (International) The only evacuation was re-administratrix of Mr. Moore's j ported from parts of Bradenlon estate. I where high tides were expect A. Six Firemen Attend School Six members of the Tipton fire department are attending sessions at the annual three-day state fire school at Purdue university. Classes opened Monday and will close Wednesday. Local firemen who will receive instruction are Chief Don W. Coffin, Assistant Chief Lan-dis Fields and Charles Grimes, Eugene Boes, Jack Boes and Lowell Kinder. Chief Coffin, Eugene Boes and Grimes were scheduled to attend today. Assistant Chief Fields, Kinder and Jack Boes attended Monday. The Monday group, with the chief* will attend Wednesday's session. Twenty-three separate sessions are scheduled during the school, including a demonstration of rural fire control practices this afternoon by the Sheridan fire department. Other demonstrations include rescue practices, ladder evolutions, use of aerial ladders and extinguishing flammable liquids. Forums Planned Forums include "Problems of Fire Fighting" and "Rural Fire Protection." Chairmen are Rol-lie Wilson, chief of the Marion fire department, and Clem Smith, chief of the Lawrence fire department. Addresses include a report on President Truman's fire prevention conference, by Carter Bowser, state fire marshal; "Indiana's Action Program for Fire Prevention," by Governor Ralph F. Gates; "Elevators - Must They Burn?" by R. D. MacDan-iel, vice-president of the Grain Dealers National Mutual Fire Insurance company of Indianapolis, and "Fire Prevention- Does It Pay?" by Mark Brosier, assistant chief of the Anderson fire department. Director of the school is Prof. J. L. Lingo, head of the Indiana Fire Service' Training school, the sponsoring organization. Isolated Cases Of Loss Expected; Freeze Reported Only isolated reports of crop damage by an unseasonably heavy frost were expected in Tipton county following a drop in temperature in the wake of a heavy rain and windstorm Sunday. Rising temperatures were promised today, however, and should end the threat to crops. ---:-: |   The frost was reported to be i  t mi ; heavy  throughout  the  countv, MfSfilQOn   rlfirS'Q   |but Countv Agent Walter M. muuibun rjuisb iClaiy said -thjs *oon that he had Hnci>ifnl DlMV/a I received no reports of crop dam-riUSpiiUJ   L/llYG   :age and that a check of farms ! today failed to reveal serious cf-Organizntion of the Tipton | fects. County Memorial Hospital fund ! Some persons reported thct campaign was begun in Madison ! water was covered with a thin township Monday night at the; layer of ice this morning but office of the Ray Brothers and j that even the freezing tempera-Noble Packing company at: ture failed to affect crops gencr-Hobbs.   Arthur Noble is town-.! ally. ship chairman. !    Tomatoes on low ground may Asistan't chairman appointed' have been damaged, Mr. elector the township are Robert i said- but n0 general crop loss Heron, Max Hasketi, Everett'was reported. Tomatoes, he Tra'nbar&er, Waldo Darrow, Or- i -caid- were more susceptible to ville Click and Basil Swinford.; frost than otner cr�Ps Each is to appoint assistants in � Frost Is General his own territory and the entire group will hold a final meeting Hoosiers in other parts of nrrthern   Indiana   and   central Oct. 2   at   the New Lancaster: Ind-'ana a*'oke this morning to view a blanket of frost but the weather bureau spokesman said' it was not believed   to   have school. E. N. Stoner, co-chairman of the hospital expediting commit-1 tee, and Neal O. Hartins, mem-1 caused senous damaSe-bor of the executive committee     Meanwhile,   relief  from  the and co-chairman of the solicita-. P"mature cool snap was fore-tions committee, discussed the! Ilfi^L ^!_Tif!!.ap.?.V.l J?6T1 background   of   the ' hospital j weather forecaster with rising temperatures today and Wednesday. A. C. Shideler, Starke county [ agricultural agent, reported the i__. . ...   ,     .. , i frost "stopped the growth of al- bond issue, public donations and -_,et :,  t,:- �v,~ t,j . i , . -  most everything    in his area. the federal government. u T >      � r .   ... �.      Much corn and tomatoes were In addition to the committee; movement with the Madison township group, and explained that the cost of the project is to be borne equally by a $200,000 j members, Hilton Hobbs, Madi- | son township farmer and mem-j ber of the board of hospital trus-1 tees, attended. j Each assistant- chairman will! be assigned to a district in the |. township, Mr. Noble said, and assignments will be made later this week. The drive is scheduled to open throughout the county early in October.  ' MR. JONES ILL William Jones, Sr., is critically ill with a cancer at the home of his son, Roscoe Jones, 1381b East Jefferson street. believed,to have been damaged. Marion County Agent Horace E. Abbott said the frost posed a threat to tomatoes, carrots, beans and other commercial vegetables but that the light frost would not harm corn in the area. Meanwhile, most Hoosiers brought out their top coats from the moth balls and the demand for heat caught the Citizens Gas and Coke company in Indianapolis with one of its compressors down. As a result gas pressure was low during the early morning rising hours. PARTITION SOUGHT Partition of a 10-acre tract three miles north of Windfall is asked in a suit filed in Tipton circuit court today by Henry H. Williams against W. R. Moore and others. The plaintiff is the owner of an undivided two-thirds of the tract while the defendants hold smaller interests. Giles Files Motion for Change Of Venue in Assault Action Elisha Giles, 77, South East street, today filed a motion for a change of venue from Tipton county in a suit charging him with assault and battery with attempt to commit murder. The criminal action is one of three suits Giles faces in connection with the stabbing of George Stacy, Tipton, last April. Giles was released April 11 on $1,500 cash bond after the bond was reduced from the S2,-000-figure. originally set. Giles is charged with stabbing Stacy during a dispute in a Tipton tavern.   Stacy suffered Street Surfacing Is Under Way Surfacing of three blocks of downtown brick streets began! severe   throat   injuries   when today and is expected to be completed Wednesday, according to Worth N. Yoder, city manager. Streets being paved are South Independence street in the 100 block and South East street in the 100 and 200 blocks. The project is part of a five-year surfacing program to pave rough brick streets. Primer coats were applied to all three blocks this morning and the base coat, one inch of coarse bituminous material, was applied to South East street this afternoon. Construction crews planned to apply the base coat to Independence street this afternoon, also, and are to complete the surface pavement Wednesday. The surface is composed of one inch of finer material. The project will cost approximately $5,000 an* is being financed from the city's general fund without an extra levy on property owners. The pavement is similar to that applied on Washington, West, East and Main streets two years ago. Giles allegedly attacked him with a pocket knife. Stacy was in a serious condition for a time but he recovered: Stacy was cut as he attempted to gain possession of a cane Giles carried and allegedly used to attack Stacy. In the struggle that followed, Giles used a pocket knife to inflict the injuries. In June, Stacy .filed a suit against Giles and his daughter, Mary E. Holloway, charging fraud in transfer of a deed and sale of real estate. The suit alleges that Giles sold his personal property at public auction and that he transferred residential property to his daughter in an effort to escape liability in a $10,000 damage suit filed by Stacy. Shortly after the stabbing, Stacy filed a $10,000 civil action charging assault and battery and alleging permanent injuries. No hearing has been held on the civil suit. The suit which Giles seeks to transfer is a criminal suit in connection with the stabbing.   

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