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Daily Tipton Tribune (Newspaper) - July 13, 1974, Tipton, Indiana Two queens are reigning over the Kempton Centennial celebration this weekend. One is 14-year-old Carey Simmons, Rt. 1, Kempton, the Kempton Park Queen. The other is the town’s oldest woman, Mrs. Charles Fisher, 89, of 309 N. Pike St. Both were crowned Friday evening during special ceremony. They are riding the parade today. a in Centennial Opens Residents of Kenpton paid respect to their town’s heritage and its older citizens Friday as the Centennial celebration got underway. The town’s oldest woman, Mrs. Charles Fisher, 89, of 300 N. Pike St.. was crowned Centennial Queen in a special ceremony Friday evaiing following the coronation of the Kempton Park Queen. She will ride in the parade today which honors all of the town’s senior citizens. 80 years or older. Reignii^ as Kempton Park Queen is 14-year-old Carey Simmons, Rt. 1, Fiempton. The I daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Simnoons, she was chosen from among 14 contestants for the title. She is a freshman at Tipton High School and was sponsored in the contest by the Kempton Women’s Study Club. Runner-ups in the queen pageant were Barbara Mitchell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Mitchell, Rt. 1, Kempton, sponsored by Barkleys Wood and F^tal shop; and Stacey Silence, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Silence, Rt. 3, Tipton, sponsored lymond Evasion, Sun Oil Co. larlier in the day the mtennial opened with the swearing in of the town’s honorary mayor for the 100th birthday celebration Ralph McMullen, one of the town’s prominent businessmen and dvic leaders, was sworn in by Town Board President John \fcClure. While maintaining a healthy respect for the past Friday’s activities also were geared for the entertainment of the town’s diildr«i. A pet parade, well attended by children in century period dothing with pet dogs, cats, ponies and goats, marched through town FÍiday afternoon. Later at the park the ice cream eating contest, (no hands allowed) goat milking contest and other contests for children took place. Children wearing centennial dothing were judged prior to the queen contest. Winners were: One year dds: Alida McCorkle and Michelle Moniger. Ages 2 to 5; Lora Alexander and Becky McKinney, first: Sharon Smith, second, and Renee Hammack, third. Every Day Qothes: Tracy Bitner, first, Kim Griffith, second. Swimwear: Paul Wolfe. Age 6 and up: Troy Hooker, first: Angela Brothers, second. Jay Hooker, third. Every Day Clothes; Kelly Griffith Age 8 to 11: lisa Alexander, first; Sherry Dickover, second, and Judy Moniger, third. (Other Photos on Page 3) TO PLAN CAMPAIGN 44 The ONLY Ne%vspat>er in the World Dedicated to Serving Tipton County^ Indiana*" VOLUME 78 NO. 164 TIPTON. INDIANA 46072 SATURDAY. JULY 13,1974 15 cents per copy Ehrlichman Is Found Guilty ★★★★★★★★★★ \ City Quiets After Riots BALTIMORE (UP!) — Sporadic fires and disturbances continued Friday night, but police said there was no repeat of the widespread looting that swept through many parts of the city Thursday night when about half the police force walked off the job to join fellow striking numidpal workers. A police department spokesman said “several dozen’’ strikers returned to work overnight. Police spokesman Dennis Hill estimated 600 officers were still on strike early today. Qrcuit Judge James Murphy scheduled a hearing today to determine whether to hold Local 1195 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employes in contempt for refusing to obey an injunction against the i»lice strike. Murphy also ordered three union leaders jailed if a 13<lay walkout by 3,500 blue collar municipal employes is not ended by 10 a.m. Monday. The 115 state police officers who were ordered into the dty Friday by Gov. Marvin Mandel were sent home early today, Hill said. Hill said 695 officers were on patrol Friday night and early today as the state police officers joined detectives and traffic officers transferred to street duty. Negotiations beteen dty offidals and repr^entótives d striking police and blue collar workers resumed Friday night for the first time since Monday. Ndther side would comment on the substance of the talks although Mayor William D. Schaefer said “whenever you have talks there’s reason for encouragement. ’ ’ A spokesman for the mayor said additional talks woiild resume today. FÑolice, unhappy with a six per cent increase in pay and fringes offered munidpal workers, began strict aiforcement of laws early this week in support of the blue collar strike. Thursday night, officers in two crime-ridden districts turned in their guns and began (xcketing. As the walkout spread to other districts, violence flared in some areas of the dty. Stores were vandalized and one alleged looter was shot to deaüi. The blue collar strike started July 1 when garbagemen refused to work despite their union’s acceptance' of a six per cent pay package. The strike rapidly spread to more than one-third of the dty’s blue collar' workers and the union finally dedded to support the walkout. John Ehrlichman. former No. 2 White House aide, and his wife Jeanne leave the court Friday after a jury found Ehrlichman and three others guilty of conspiracy in the break-in of Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist’s office in 1971. Sentencing was set for July 31. Convicts Continue To Hold Hostages WASHINGTON (UPI) — Two armed convicts holding seven persons hostage at the U.S. Cottiithouse today released 14 other prisoners who had been held in cellblodc awaiting trial when the convicts seized the lockup. Nixon Said Not WASHINGTON (UPI) — Henry E. Petersen, who directed tl% Watergate investigation from the break-in until the Senate insisted that a spedal prosecutor be appointed, has testified he never found evidence of wrongful behavior by the President. Petersen, an assistant attorney general and the high^ career man at the Justice Department, turned out to be the House Judiciary Gxnmit-tee’s most friendly witness to President Nixon —even more hel^ul to Nixon than the witnesses invited by James D. St. Clair, Nixon’s lawyer. But Democrats pooh-poohed his defense of Njxon on the grounds that Petersen was a keen admirer of the President. “He thinks he’s the greatest president that ever came along —he adores him,” said Rep. Don EMwards, DCalif. “Petersen evidently regarded the President as king, all powerful, above the law,’’ said Rep. Joshua Ellberg, D-Pa. Rep. Charles E. Sandman, R-N.J., emerged from the hearing to say he l^d asked Petersen if he found any hint —to this da> —of presidential in^lvement in the Watergate cover^p. “He said he had ro information or evidence that the Prtóident was wrongfUly involved,’’ Sandman told reprters. “Put that on page oie,’’ he said.    j Rep. Hamilton Fish J’., R-N.Y., said Petersen’s testinony on that point was exculpatory for Nixon “but he doesn’t toow ^^4lat we know’’ about Ni^’s cover-up role. But on another point, man-bers said, Petersen refusec to defend Nixon's practice of telling H.R. Haldeman aid John D. Ehtlichman and othtr close aides what he had leamd from Petersen about the cover-up investigation. He was asked if it were proper for Nixon to pass alc^. such evidaioe to pikoitial defendants. Fish quoted him as replying, “That’s for you gentlemen to decide.’’ The transfer appeared to go smoothly with the inmates being released one by one from the cellblock. Justice Department spokesman John Russell said the prisoners walked up the stairs from the cellblock and were searched and handcuffed before being brought to the marshals’ room where they were searched again. Russell said a woman prisoner, who was noK4¿entified, had decided to remain in the cellblock with the two convicts, Frank Gorham and Otis Wilkersoa alias Robert N. Jones. Local radio station WASH said the convicts told them the “ woman was staying behind because one of the seven remaining hostages is female. The radio station has been in constant phone contact with the convicts since the seige began Thursday. Gorham apparently rejected a proposal by the police to allow them to pick up the prisoners the way transfers are normally made. In the normal procedure a police van is driven into an elevator, lowered lo the basement cellblock. loaded and returned to street level. The convicts apparently feared the police might try to trick them if they allowed the van to be lowered into the cellblock and Ck>rham decided to send them up one by one through “the front door.’’ The prisoners were loaded into a car and two grey police panel trucks. Russell said one was being taken to D.C. (General Hospital and the others to the D.C. jail. Russell said the inmate being hospitalized had been suffered a broken arm before the convicts seized the cellblock and hostages Thursdav. The seven hostages remained ^ captivity along with the /^unidentified woman inmate who "hpparently decided to remain with the convicts of her own free will. Russell said the transfer came without a hitch. WASHINGTON (UPI) — Jotm D. Ehrlichman, once amon^ the most powerful of President Nixon’s aides, was convicted Friday of conspir^ and three counts of p^ury in the Ehsberg break-in case. Ehrlichman immediately instructed his attorneys to appeal, and he said he was sure he would be cleared by higher courts. A federal district court jury deliberated slightly more than 3 Vi hours before returning a guilty verdict against Ehriich-man and three úÚner^ They were charged with^cpn^racy to violate the dvil rights of Dr. Lewis Fielding, the psychiatrist of Pentagon Papers def^idant Danel Ellsberg, through a Sept. 3, 1971, break-in at Fielding’s EÍeverly Hills, Chlif., office. Ehrlichman, highest-ranking former administration aide to be convicted in a Watergate-related matter, also was found guilty Friday of three counts of lying to the FBI and a federal grand jury investigating the burglary. He still faces trial in the Watergate cover-up case set to b^^ in September. The prosecution said the California burglary was staged to examine Fielding’s medical files in an effort to discredit Ellsberg after he leaked the Pentagon Papers on the origins of the Vietnam War. Ehrlichman, 49, and his codefendants, convicted Watergate burglars G. Gordon Liddy, Bernard Barker and Eugenio Martinez, showed no outward sign of emotion as the guilty verdicts were returned. Ehrlichman was cleared of one count of perjury relating to his grand jury testimony on the White House plumbers unit which prosecutors said planned the break-in. With his wife Jeanne at his side, Ehrlichman talked briefly with reprters before leaving the courthouse. He said he ordered his lawyers to appeal the convictions, which together carry a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and a $25,(X)0 fine. He said he expects “complete exoneration.’’ “I nave and have for many years had an alxding confidence in the American judicial system. Nothing has happened today that has shaken this confidence,’’ said Ehrlichman, who was forced to resign April 30, 1973, as Nixai’s domestic* affairs adviser am No. 2 aide when the Watergate scandal (ContiniiedonPageS)» “ Looking "Sidetvayg Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line here and there. Watergate Inquiry Ends a Petersen saw Nixon seven times and talked to him on the phone 20 times during a two-week period during April, 1973, GOP Will Hold Confab Wins Pet Contest Carla Amos didn’t pull her pet through t le pet parade la Kempton like others did with goats find dogs and cats. She chose to ride her pony In bareback circus style and won first place in her divi ion with the ■ausual act. The pet parade was part of the afternoon activities la Kempton Friday during iht Centennial observance. INDIANAPOLIS ( U P I ) — More than 200 Repubican county fficers and campaign workers are expected to attend a two-day leadership conference in the Indiana Convention-Elxpo-sition Center Monday and Tuesday. William DuBois, executive assistant to the chairman of the Indiana RepuNicn State Committee said theconference would include workshops on speech writing, presenting position papers, recruiting volunteers, advertising and other parts of running a campmm. Indianapc^is Mayor Hidhard G. Lugar, theTjOP candidate to oppose incumbent Democratic Sen. Birch Bayh this fall, «ÁJ1 give the main addrgm at a luncheon Mhiday^ L. Keith TV len, GÓP Niaio il man for Indiws, will prior to the lur^cheon on Lu^ for Senate Campaign,” which he is expected to outline' major steps in the effort to unseat Bayh. Governor Bowen will host a reception in the Atkison Hotel Monday evening, to be followed by a banquet for which GOP State Vice Chairman Betty Rendel will serve as hostess. The banquet will feature remarks by William L. Alien HI, candidata„'7 secretary of staU, Raeiall C. Miter andidate for 'Wte treasure/ Jean Merritt, c ndidate for siau <»ud’tcr, and for clerk WASHINGTON (UPI) - With philosophical epilogue from its chairman. Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr., D-N.C., the Senate Watergate committee went out of business Friday. “The lust for political power of the presidential aides who perpetrated Watergate on America blinded them to the J^ws of God as well as to the liws and ethics of man,’’ Ervin Slid. “F^ind corroboration for nry conclusion that lust for pditical power produced Watergate ...’’ jfe went on to say that: “The sure antidote for future Waf^rgates is understanding of .mental principies and inteirjectual and moral integrity in thfe rnen and women who achiev^ or are entrusted with govermWntal or political power.” Tha <»nrimittoe, lOrmed Feb. 7, 19,73, whose televised hearings brought Watergate iirtJcT^'lTlifiions of American Ervin and fellow members Lowell P. Weicker, R-Conn.; Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, and Joseph Montoya, D -N.M, agreed at a news conference tl^r investigation provided no evidence to “refute’’ testimony by John W. Dean in, Nixon’s former counsel and chief accuser during the commitee’s public hearings. Ervin said the committee is recommending creation of a new office of “public attorney’’ to handle cases where public officials are accused of wrongdoing. He said no evidence was received that the Republican National Committee or the Democratic National Committee were guilty of any wrongdoing, in the 1972 presidential campaign. Nuclear Threats Reported Today ^ Ytifcic, candidate ^    ^ of the Indiana Supréme Court^homes, left a 2,217-page, three- and Court of Appeals. U. 5ov. Robert D. Orr and Esther Bray,‘ ccxiiairmen of the stpts platform committee, fill ipeiik si a luncheon Tues-ipy.ciicuiiting the document. 40P State Chairman 'Ihomas 'Minigan will presideover a paiil discussion that afternoon on ^‘Dsvriopment of Overall LocU Campaign Plans.” volume final report which will become public Sunday. It draws no conclusions. “We just set forth the evidence,” Elrvin said. “Tbe evidoioe speaks for itself.” “You know,” be explained, “there are two ways to prove a horse is a horse. One way is to draw a picture of a horse. The other way is to write under the picture 'this is a horse.* We just drew the picture.” SACRAMENTO, Calif. (UPI) — The State Office of E^mergen-cy Services says several nuclear blackmail threats have been received in California, including one involving a San Frandsco bank. The agency warned other threats may come in the “immediate future.” The threats prompted the agency to send a warning note to local law enforcement officials advising them of a 24-hour, emergency telephone number of the Atomic Ehergy Commission. Stephanie Bradfield, spokeswoman for the Emergency Services Office, said San Fmndaco PoUce had received t. a threat “involving some kind of nuclear material and a San Francisco bank.” She dedined to provide details. Ms. Bradfield said R L. Vickers, director of the office, issued a memo June 26 to law enforcement agencies. “Recently ~beadlines have proclaimed terrorists náght even go nudear,” the memo said. “This type of publicity increases the poadbility of aud^ an occurence, and, in fact,' several threats have already been received regardii^ dispersal of radioactive materials. No doubt the number will increase in the immediate future.”

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