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Daily Tipton Tribune (Newspaper) - July 21, 1973, Tipton, Indiana United Fund Budget Is Increased Here A record-high budget has been approved for the 1973-74 year by the board of directors of the Tipton Community Fund. Meeting Thursday, the board unanimously approved the recommendations of the three-man budget committee composed of Rev. James Orr, Dan Stahly and James Delph. The board approved, without changes, the recommendations to raise $23.218 for the 16 member agencies that will benefit from the fall United Way drive. Two new agendes were named in the budget and it greatly exceeds the rmre than $16,000 raised in last year’s drive. Community Fund President Steve Peters said the budget was “woricable” and “realistic” for the Tipton community. Peters said the fund drive would begin Oct. 1 with a kickoff dinner. Walter Moore will head up the fall campaign as drive chairman. ELach of the agencies receiving money from the United Way drive was asked to meet with the budget committee and submit its request for the year. Peters said by getting the member agencies involved in the fund drive he expected to see better results. The 1972-73 drive fell short of the $22,500 goal, Peters said that it was necessary last year to use money from the reserve fund to meet the budget needs of the member agencies. Peters said, however, that if the goal was not n>et for 1974 the amount recdved would be pro-rated among the agendes and the reserves would not be touched. That money, he said, was being saved for emergency situations in the community. Special Effort The president said a fecial effort would be made to get local residents who work in Howard County to ask that a percentage of their contribution be specified for return to Tipton. He said that thousands d dollars are lost to other communities because the anpioyes do not spedfy that they want some of it to be spent for Bugging Case Message Told WASHINGTON (UP I) — Sandy-haired Gordon Strachan, another of those clean-cut youths in politics, says his Watergate role was only that of a messenger But one of the messages he delivered to his White House boss, H.R. Hal-deman, carried explosive implications. It came from Key Biscayne, Fla., where Jeb Stuart Ma-gruder, a young man running the Nixon re-election committee until John N. Mitchell could take over, said Mitchell had approved “a sophisticated political intelligenoe gathering system.” Presumably that included Watergate. Magruder had just returned from a nieeting with Mitchell in Key Biscayne, Fla., March 30, 1972. If Halden^an was told about Watergate two nvinths before the initial wiretap break-in, did he tell President Nixon? That becomes the crucial question Monday when Stra-dian undergoes his first public questioning by the Senate Watergate Committee. He has been granted immunity so what he says cannot be used against him in any future trials. Strachan (pronounced “strawn”) got no further than reading his 15-page opening statement by the conclusion of Friday’s hearing. By Monday, the committee hopes to have President Nixon’s response to its request for the secret White House telephone and office tape recordings which would disclose exactly what Haldeman and others told him about Watergate. Haldeman, Nixon’s chief of staff and his No. 1 aide until he resigned April 1 with Nixon’s praise, was one of the few officials who knew that everything said to Nixon in his oval and hideaway offices was automatically taped. Haldeman, too, will testify next week. Strachan’s job was to be the political conduit between the Committee to Re-elect the President at 1701 Pennsylvania Ave. and Haldeman, in the White House. Looking Sideways Tlie reason a dollar wonH do as much for people as it once did may be people won’t do as much for the dollar as they one** did. charities and youth activities in their home town. He said the other county United Way organizations would not automatically return any of the funds to Tipton. Two new items placed in the budget for this next dri\'e are funds for sponsorship of a sheltered workshop for retarded citizens and funds for Fourth of July fireworks. The Tipton (bounty Association for Retarded Citizens requested $3,(XX) from the Community Fund to cover costs (rf sending local residents to the Bona Vista school and sheltered worksop. It was the first time the organizatiwi has been included in the budget. The Tipton Fourth of July fireworks were put back into the budget this year after sponsors were denied funds for two years, the committee approved allowing $800 for the fireworks. Several new promotions are planned for this fall’s fund drive, including a poster art contest for Middle School students. The board also hopes to have a display at the Pork Festival. TTie total budget approved by the board Thursday was $23,218. The total amount requested by the member agencies was, however, $25,589. Cluts wa*e made in the requests ot the Boy Scouts, Red Cross, United Cerebral Palsy and Travelers’ Red Ooss Aid approved. Budget Items Boy Scouts: $6,0(K) requested, $5,(XX) approved. Red Ooss $3,700 requested, $2,700 approved. Girl Scouts: $2,798 requested, $2,800 approved. Mental Health:    $1,440 requested, $1,400 approved. Cerebral Palsy:    $2,823 requested, $2,500 approved. Salvation Army:    $1,200 requested, $1,200 approved. Little League: $SOO requested, $900 approved. Pee Wee League:    $650 requested, $650 aj^roved. Disadvantaged Children’s Camp: $400 requested, $400 appiyved. U.S.O.: $200 requested, $200 approved. Muscular Dystrophy: $200 requested, $200 approved. TVavelers’ Aid: $150 requested, $100 approved. American Society of Hygiene: $28 requested. $28 approved. Tipton Cbmmunity Drainage Corp.: $500 requested, $500 approved. Retarded Workship: $3,000 requested, $3,000 approved. Fireworks Fund; $800 requested, $800 approved. Drive Expenses:    $800 approved. vPTimrjimjiiE ‘‘The ONLY Newspaper in the World Dedicated to Serving Tipton County, Indiana** VOLUME 77 NO. 172 TIPTON, INDIANA 46072 SATURDAY JULY 21,1973 15c PER COPY Wrong Man Shot By Agents BATON ROUGE, La. (UPI) — The FBI says a young black man shot and killed by agents was not the Army deserter they thought he was, but agents added that the shooting was nevertheless justified. Donald W. Moore Jr., special agent in charge of the New Orleans FBI office, said Milton Leon Scott, 21, was killed Wednesday because he attacked the two agents and tried to get their weapons. Moore said Friday the mEin FBI agents were really looking for -was Calvin Ifenry Wallace, an acquaintance of Scott’s who had assumed Scott’s name and background to enlist in the Army. Wallace is now serving a prison term in San Quentin penitentiary in California. Moore said Wallace was interviewed Thursday night and admitted using Scott’s name to enlist in the Army. Moore said two FBI agents went to Scott’s home We^es-day and told him he was under arrest/as a deserter. “Upon the agents saying that, Scott slammed the door of the residence and then burst out in a frenzy and attacked,” said Moore. He said that after Scott slammed the door the agents tried to make a forced entry. The FBI said Scott took a blackjack from one of the agents and began hitting them and trying to get their weapons. “When he attacked the agents, this then, brought it into the realm of another crime —assaulting a federal officer,” said Moore. Moore said that Wallace, who has a criminal record of check forgery and assault, met Scott This is the fireball that resulted at Fort Wayne when a tank car exploded Friday at 7:22 p.m. The explosion destroyed a home and forced the evacuation of about 4,000 persons. Tank Car Explodes; 4,000 Are Evacuated FORT WAYNE, Ind: (UPI) — About 4,000 residents who were forced to evacuate from their homes Friday night after a derailed tank car loaded with a potentially dangerous chemical exploded were flowed to return today. However, officials still were in San Francisco in 1970 and <-«ot allowing residents to return again in 1972 at a “narcotics parlor.” “Ehiring these meetings Wallace pumped Scott for information about his past,” Moore said. “He knew this kid’s background as well as Scott.” Queen Looks Bock By DIANA STERN Beauty pageants, along with generating an air of excitement as they draw near, also seem to create a little nostalgia. Even though a new honor is about to be given to one person, that same honor will be taken from another and few people can say that they feel no regi^ when witnessing such an exchange. C)andy Hunley of Windfall is the person one would expect to have the most regret at seeing the year come to a close. However, the outgoing Tipton Oxinty 4-H queen is all smiles about transferring the title. Her philosophy, of course, is that some one else should be able to enjoy it. “It was fun,” said (Zándy, “but I don’t regret that it’s over.” C^andy said she has received invitations from numerous beauty pageants this year but has declined them all. She said, besides the fact that there is usually a $75 to $100 entry fee, contestants in the larger pageants are under a lot of pressure. “I don’t break under pressure,” Candy said “but those girls are really under pressure when they have to meet with their judges twice a day.” She also said that in some pageants the contestants are required to wear a different dress to each meal and must supply their own wardrobe. The main reason, though, she said, for not competing in various pageants are her plans for fuithering her education. Candy graduated from Tri-Central High School in January and attended Indiana University in Kokomo during the winter semester. She will enter the school of nursing program this fall. Clandy said the highlight of the year was the State Fair pageant where she was able to get to know girls from other counties in the state. She said after her two days at the state fair with the pageant she returned and helped friends show cattle. This, (I^dy said, taught her respect for people who get up at 5 a.m. to wash a steer to be shown at 9. “I had to be at the county fair every day at 8 a.m. and stay all day” said Candy, “that helped me learn so much about wnai people have to do to get going.” Omdy said she like the fairs and enjoys the cattle shows nwre than anything. “I learned so many things I never even dreamed existed, she said, like when watching a sheep judging I learned where the five sweat glands are and I learned how to show a hog.” Candy said she feels her year as reigning 4-H queen has been a “positive” experience and she is glad to have been able to represent the county at various events through the year.. She also said she hopes the new queen will have equal learning experiences and enjoyment from her reigning year. The 1973 Tipton County 4-H Fair queen will receive her crown from C!andy at fair’s opening night, at 8 p.m. Monday at the stage at the 4-H and Community building here Weather Report Forecast: Qoody, warm and homld with periods of showers and thaMkrstorms tonight and Sunday. Low tonight In m,ld-70s. Ugh Snnday In mkkMs. Precl[dtation probability percentages IN) dxh8lg,7e Sunday. Ontleok for Monday through Wednesday: Showers possible and partly doody through period. who lived within a half-mile radius of the scene of the derailment on the western outskirts of the dty pending clean up efforts by a Penn Central emergency crew. Officials estimated the limited ban affected fewer than 1(W families. Evacuation of everyone within five miles of the wreck was ordered Friday after an explosion with the roar of thunder threatened to trigger a chemical reaction in two other tankers, producing noxious fumes. A fire broke out that was not brought under control until this morning, preventing earlier efforts to clear the tracks ., A train official this morning said a preliminary investigation indicated the derailment may have been caused by a faulty tie rod on one    cars in the 110-car traiiL No one was injured, and firemen this morning were able to get close enough to the burning rail cars to extinguish them. Nearby Indiana 14 was closed to traffic between U.S. 24 and Interstate 69. Officials said whatever toxic fumes might have been unleashed by the derailment and fire apparently had no effect on anybody in the area, which is sparsely populated but contains Senate Votes Curbs On Ninon’s Powers QUEEN CANDY HUNLEY WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Senate has voted to limit to 30 days the president’s authority to wage foreign wars without congressional consent. Meanwhile, the Senate Armed Services Committee pwobed further into the Nixon administration’s concealment of bombing raids in Cambodia in 1969 and 1970 from the American public and from most members of Congress. The Senate vote Friday to limit the President’s war powers was 71 to 18. The measure would allow the Chief Executive to dispatch troops oveiaeas only for 30 days in an emergency. Then he would have to obtain congressional approval to continue a war. The Senate measure and one passed Wednesday by the House, setting a 120-day limit, now go to a House-Soiate conference to iron out the differences. But the resulting bill faces presidential veto, and there is little prospect that war critics in the House can muster the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto. An Eastern liberal. Sen. Jacob K. Javits, R-N.Y., and a Southern otMiservative, Sen. John C. Stennis, D-Miss., joined in writing the Senate bill. They said the nation must never again, as In Vietnam, slip into a major fordgn war without express consent of the elected representatives of the people. Opponents of the bill charged that it unconstitutionally crimps the president’s ability to meet global responsibilities. Food Costs Begin Rise a number ot industrial facilities. Tankers the ProUem Eight cars of the freight train jumped the tracks late Friday afternoon. Five of the derailed cars were tankers, one containing liquified petroleum (LP) gas and four hauling vinyl chlorid^ The LP car erupted in flam^T which spread to one of the chemical tankers. TTie intense heat prevented firemen from getting close enough to fight the flames. About two hours later there was^ minor explosion, followed 10 minutes later by a thundering blast as one of the chemical tankers exploded. The force was so great it was felt and heard 10 miles away. Feared Fumes Wayne Township Fire Chief Paul Fairfield originally had ordered evacuation of an area within one mile of the da-ail-ment. About 200 persons were moved from swne 50 homes, including a few bed-ridden persons who required ambulances. After the gigantic blast sent a ball of flame 200 feet into the air, Fairfield ordered the expanded evacuation. ' Authorities said the evacuation was prompted partly from fear the vinyl chloride would generate phosgene, a poisonous colcrless gas which can cause severe respiratory problems, but a spokesman for C!hem-Track said the chemical poses little danger tljat way, and wóuld instead produce hydrogen chloride, which would dissipate, mostly harmlessly. The hydrogen chloride would form hydrochloric acid if inhaled, which could cause severe discomfort. Most supermarkets have not yet posted the price boosts allowed undo- the Phase Four economic program, but shoppers thinking ahead to higher costs are buying up whole cases of food in some cities, according to a Unit«l Press International survey. “It was a little busier than a normal Friday, probably due to pc»ple trying to beat possible frioe rises,” said David Bar-ranti, manager of the Arguello Supermarket in San FYancisco. “We’ve had a lot of people buying full cases of merchandise,” said Don Lyons, manager of the Food City store in Winston-Salem, N.C. Ffe said 48-can cases of tuna fish and 24-can cases of vegetables have been selling well. In Raleigh, N.C., some shoppers were filling up oversized baskets ^and one man bought $200 worth of meat. Phase Four allows increases in the cost of producing food to be passed along immediately to the consumer on all products except beef. The health industry was also allowed to raise prices. Other sectors ot the economy have to wait until Aug. 12. Problems Prediced While the price of many 'retail foods remained unchanged, perhaps because grocers have not been able to publish advertisements with new prices, a number of increases were reported, including a jump from $1.31 to $1.85 at Burlington, Vt. for a 10-lb. bag of potatos. Prices for bread, eggs, milk and chicken remained mostly unchanged at stores surveyed in nine cities Friday, but milk leaped from 52 cents to 70 cents a half-gallon in Dallas and from 58 cents to 61 cents in San Francisco. Eggs were up 4 cents in New York, to 79 cents a dozen for the aa large size. TTje price of uncut chicken went, from 49 cents a pound to 59 cents in New York and from 63 cents to 69 cents in Boston. The price of bread was down in Chicago, San Francisco and New York. In (California, a strike of cannery workers today went into its third day. TTie state’s Farm Bureau Federation and leaders of the peach, pear and tomato growing industries appealed to President Nixon to order a 60-day “cooling off” period. Alan Grant, farm bureau president, said that failure to settle the strike by 65,000 workers at 84 canneries could result in severe econonuc problems for growers and farm workers “and higher prices for consumers.” Wholesale Prices Up At the wholesale level, prices went up. Oklahoma hog prices shot upwards by $4 to $6 per hundredweight, “the highest jump in a single day I can remember,” according to Charles R. Hamilton, vice president of Wickham Packing Co. The State Agriculture Department reported that the price of broiler chickens increased 2^^ cents per pound. On the commodity markets, wheat and oats sold for irregularly higher prices and the price of com went up by more than $1.25 a bushel. The Stanford University Hospital in California announced a 4.65 per cent incease in rates, effective today. JapaneseJet Is Hijacked BEIRUT (UPI) — Five airline hijackers who forced the crew of a Japan Air Lines (JAL) jumbo jet to fly them fromr the Netherlands to the Persian Gulf threatened today to blow up the plane and its passengers if police tried to disarm them. A Dubai spokesman said the hijackers refused to let the passengers leave. A EHibai airport official, contacted by telephone, said the situation this afternoon was “unchanged” 10 hours and 15 minutes after the plane landed at 6:45 p.m. EDT Friday. “The situation now—4:00 p.m. (10 a.m. EDT)—is unchanged,” he said. “Oir police surround the aircraft,” said a police spokesman in the Persian Gulf sheikhdom of Dubai, where the Boeing 747 landed. “The authorities are negotiating with the hijackers.” They did not say what the negotiations were about and the goals of the fivevfiijackers were still not clear. On board, officials in Dubai said, were about 135 persons. In Tokyo, the airline said the plane carried 144 persons—two Germans, one Swiss, one Dutchman and 119 Japanese, plus the 22-man Japanese crew. Officials in Dubai said a woman—identified as one of the hijackers—died in an explosion on board that also wounded a crew member. TTie hijackers let police remove the woman’s body but refused to allow anyone else off the plane. No Demands Made The dead,woman was...killed when a hand grenade tied to her waist exploded," the Dubai police said. | In Tokyo, Im airline offical said the woman died just before the hijacking. “The hijackers have, so far, asked for only food and water and nothing else,” the Dubai police said. “They have threat ened to blow up the craft if attempts are made to disarm them.” The police said Palestinians and Japanese were among the hijackers, but gave no details about them. Earlier, the hijackers identified themselves as members of a Japanese revolutionary group. A Dubai government spokesman said the hijackers were “awaiting instructions,” but did not say from where or whom. “The hijacked aircraft is still at Dubai airport,” the spokesman said, “and the five hijackers are still insisting they have no demands...” Seek To FYee Captive He said they did not even ask for more fuel for the aircraft. In Beirut, a spokesman for Japan Air Lines said Dubai authorities were waiting for the arrival of a Japanese delegation en route from Tokyo. The drama began at 4:10 p.m., 40 minutes after the plane left Amsterdam on a flight to Tokyo via Anchorage, Alaska. In the first contact with the ground after the plane was seized, one of the hijackers, speaking what an airline spokesman called “horrible” English, said he was a member of the Palestinian guerrilla group A1 Fatah. Later, an Al Fatah spokesman in Beink denied any knowledge of the hijacking. ^ Later over Italy, one hijacker told groiind control at the Rome airport the hijackers were members of the “Japanese Revolutionary Army”—fxjssib-ly meaning Rengo Segikun “the United Red Army ” The hijacker, who did not allow the pilot to talk, said he sought the release of a Japanese imprisoned in Israel. TTie Japanese, Kozo Okamoto, was sentenced to life imprisonment for his part in the murder of 28 persons in Tel Aviv airport 14 months ago.

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