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Daily Tipton Tribune (Newspaper) - June 17, 1975, Tipton, Indiana $500 donation County Commissioner Edgar W. Weismiller (center), acting in his capacity as co- chairman of the Tipton County Bicentennial Commission, accepts a $500 contribution to the commission from representatives of the Prudential Insurance Co. Made in honor of Lester V. Hart, local Prudential agent and winner of the company’s Century Award for outstanding community service, the contriliution was presented by Doyle M. Wilcox, right, manager of Prudential’s Anderson district agency, while■ Kenneth E. Marcum, sales manager in charge of the agency’s Noblesville branch office, looked on. Established to commemorate the company’s 100th anniversary and given to 100 of Prudential’s more than 60.000 employees, the Century Award includes a Seth Thomas Quartzmatic chronometer clock for each of the winners, as well as $500 Prudential contributions to civic or charitable organizations of the winners' choice. Hart. 501 Maple St., w'as honored for a variety of community service activities. Firemari's degree ok'd Since 1971 nearly 60 firefighters from Tipton, FYank^ort, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Logansport and Peru have attended courses in fire protection and safety at Indiana University’s Kokomo Campus. lUK now has been authorized by the Indiana (Commission for Higher Education to-offer the first associate (two- year) degree program in fire science technology in the state. The fire science program which becomes lUK’s 13th degree Blood draw is Wednesday Wednesday afternoon the volunteer services personnel at Tipton (County Memorial Hospital will literally be out for blood Beginning at nowi and continuing until 6 p.m., blood donors will be processed in the county’s second quarterly blood drive of the year. A quota of 200 pints of blood is sought as .Tipton County’s requirement for participation in the Central Indiana (Community Blood Bank.    — Mrs. Ibby Ann Kurtz, coordinator of the local blood program, said today that appointments to give blood are “coming in slowly’’ and that more people are needed if the county is going to reach the 200-pint quota this quarter. Since Tipton (County joined the volunteer blood program it has failed to reach the quota which is based on 5 per cent of the county (Continued on Page 8) offering, will be administered on campus by the Division of (General and Technical Studies. According to Walter R. Doering, director oi that division, the program has four objectives; (1) to upgrade and retain volunteer and professional firefighters in areas of fire prevention and protection against hazanls; (2) to provide firefighters with capabilities to make sound, instantaneous, and irr»;vocable judgements in dangerou&< settings and conditions; (3) to develop personnel who are able to relate effectively with the public in both times of crises and routine operations; and (4) to provide managerial personnel with skills and techniques for creative management of firefighters and fire service operations. lUK has been crfferiig some courses for firefighters over the last three years. In 1971, fire chiefs, fire officials, and firefighters asked the university to provide courses in fire protection and safety to upgrade personnel. Fire Science Technology Advisory Qxnmittee assisted in the preparation of the degree proposal approved today and has helped monitor the growth of offering at lUK. Nfemliers are; Doering; John A^bum. Kokomo Fire Department; Robert Ck)ughman, Kokonno insurance agent; Kokomo Fire Chief Robert Donoghue; William Earle, chief of the arson division of the Indianapolis Fire Department; Peru Fire Qiief Dean E^rle; RobertMcBride,Logansport Fire Department; John McClain, Kokomo Fire Department; lUK Dean of Faculties Herbert Miller; Kokomo Mayor John Peacock; Clonrad Tucker of Huntertown, Indiana; and James Kloboucnik, Marion Veterans Adniinistration Hospital. Students in the program will take a minimum of 62 credit htmrs of work from among three core areas— a general arts and science core, a fire prevention and protection core, and a managerial core. The instruction will include considerable independent study, to mesh with the schedules of the volunteer and professional firefighters who enroll. The program has been endorsed by the director of the public protection division of the International Fire Protection Association, the head of the fire protection and safety engineering technology division at Oklahoma State University, the president of the Professional Fire Fighters Association of Indiana, and the president of the Indiana Fire Chiefs Association. (Fife uiay ft uia0 , , , . AAA 200 YEARS AGO The battle of Bunker Hill is fought with the British victorious, although they suffer 1,054 casulaties compared to American losses of 100 dead. «« The ONLY Ne%vspat>er in the World Dedicated to Serving Tipton County^ Indiana 9P VOLUME 79 NO. 142 TUESDAY, JUNE 17.1975, TIPTON, INDIANA 46072 15.CENTS Windfall hears about SPEDY program WINDFALL— Town Board members discussed a variety of items during a lengthy meeting of the board Wednesday including summer jobs for disadvantaged youths, hiring a deputy marshal, providing auxiliary power for the water pun^, and several other items. An ordinance abolishing the recreation board' passed on third reading. A representative of the state’s manpower development program was present to explain to board members the SPEDY job program for youths. Called SPEDY as short fw Summer Program for Economically Disadvantaged Youths, the program can provide federal funding of jobs for youths .between the ages oi 14 and 22. ^ Cindy Lopez, who is working with the Tipton Ctounty program, said that jobs are needed for the approximate 55 youths selected for the program. She encouraged the town board to look for places where youths could do work for the city or another non- profit organization in the Windfall community. The jobs are based on 40 hours per week and pay the minimum wage to participating youths. She said there is also some classroom time involved for career development. Possible uses are recreational programs, maintenance and outdoor work, and possible painting and dean-, up for the Bicentennial. Ms. Lopez said that the youth work crews could also do outdoor work for schools, churches and other non- profit groups. She said the Northern Community Schools would find work for several youths. Town Board members agreed to investigate use of SPEDY program workers in the town. They are to contact the Tipton mayor’s office if jobs are located. In a related area. Town Marshal Ray Sherill asked the town board to approve hiring a deputy marshal through the CETA' manpower program. That job would consist of a 40- hour week also paid entirely with federal funds. Marshal Sherrill suggested that the deputy work 40- hours during the daytime when there are a lot of kids on the street every day. The marshal was instructed to contact the CETA office in Tipton to obtain a list of men who would qualify for the appointment. Several unemployed Windfall residents were suggested as being placed on the CETA rolls to qualify for the marshal’s job. The board will act on the matter at its July 7 meeting. A property damage accident Saturday morning in which a car struck a utility pole and disrupted power to the town’s water pump for V/z hours prompted board members Monday to look into auxiliary sources of power for the pumps. Board member Giles “Bud’i Bums brought up the suggestion because he was concerned that a big fire during a power outage could quickly drain the town water tower. Water Supt. Thomas Simmons was instmcted to investigate obtaining a power take- off gear box for the town tractor to drive the water pumps if necessary. Simmons will also look into costs of a surplus generator. Bums said, “If we never have to use it will be still a good thing. It is nice to know you have it to use if necessary.’’ The accident that caused the power outage occurred at 7; 40 a.m. Saturday when a car driven by Patrick E. McKay, 21, Windfall, struck a utility pole and transformer and crashed into the Ermon Guffey residence. Marshal Sherrill said McKay apparently fell asleep at the wheel of his car. Ordinance passes In other official action Monday the board passed Ordinance 6-2-75 on thinl final reading to repeal a 1971 ordinance that established the Windfall Recreation Board. The ordinance passed unanimously without any objections from local residents. The repealer gives full power to control and maintain the Windfall Community Building back to the town board. The board took no action to appoint a committee to take over the duties of the abolished recreation board. One of the first problems regarding the building to be decided by the board is where to place the town’s lawn mowers and tractors. When the fire department completes its new tanker truck the mowers will be in the way of the truck in the fire bam. It was suggestedyv^hat a doorway be cut in the Old coal bin to house the nwwers. Board members, however, did not decide whether or not to cut a doorway in the outside of the community building or to gain access through the inside of the fire bam. A new Sears 16- hp. mower with snowblade is being tried on approval by the town. No decision has been made to purchase the $1,7(X) mower. Board members heard a suggestion N^xiday from Wildcat Township Justice of the Peace Bernard Mullins to consider (Continued on Page 8) House limits debt WASHINGTON (UPI) — The House, apparently frustrated with increased federal spending which Congress itself has fostered, has rejected a large increase in the national debt ceiling. The House Ways and Means ' Committee now must start fresh and develop a new debt ceiling proposal before the current ceiling expires June 30 and leaves the government unable to borrow'moneyfto pay' its bills or salaries. Rep. Herman Schneebeli, R-Pa., ranking committee Republican, said the panel likely would recommend a smaller stopgap extension of three or four months instead of the $85.1 billion increase it had recommended through June 30. 1976. In a sometimes jovial noisy session, the Abuse Monday first voted 314-83 in favor of a proposal by Rep. James Burke, D-toss.. to cut the committee’s recommended $616.1 billion figures to $599.99 billion. It then voted 225-175 to kill the bill even with the lower figure. The current ceiling is $531 billion. t A few Republican conservatives called for the bill's demise, but there was no hint during debate that so many Democrats would join them. On the final vote. 136 Democrats voted against the bill and 130 for it. Republicans voted 89-45 against the bill. Killing the debt ceiling increase has no effect on government spending and does not kill any government spending program. It is merely a' ceiling on what may be borrowed to meet obligations already enacted. TTierefore, some debt ceiling increase must be approved or numerous government programs must be quickly killed or scaled back by Congress, a highly unlikely prospect. No central reason for the House’s action emerged except for general frustration with government spending. Some Democrats apparently intended their negative votes to embarrass President Ford despite warnings it also was an embarrassment to the Congress which has blocked more than 85 per cent of Ford’s attempts to cut back budgeted it%ms. Timber trial opens Young people in majority How many of the important events of modem times have taken place within the lifetime of present residents of Tipton 0)unty? What proportion of the local population goes back far enough in time to EVDay in 1944, when the Allies crossed the English*. Channel and landed in France? Or to the year 1927, when Lindbergh made the first nwi-stop New York to Paris flight across the Atlantic? Or to 1934, when the first quintuplets, the Dionne sisters, .were bom in Chnada? Fewer than 21 percent of Tipton Chunty’s population were on hand in 1918 when Germany surrendered and World War I ended, the Ck)vemment’s latest figures on local age brackets 'show. When the 21st Amaidment was passed in 1933, doing away with prohibition, no more th^ 38 percent in the local area had yet been bom. The formation of the United Nations and the production of the first atomic bomb, both in 1945, could have been witnessed by only 49 percent of the present local population. A new generation, to whom many of these happenings are of purely historical interest and not part of their personal memories, has sprung up in Tipton (bounty Today, the figures show, there are more of these young people around, in proportion to the total population, th^ in the past. The explanation is that in the years just after World War II, when the birth rate zoomed upward, babies were arriving on the scene in record numbers. As a result, despite the fact that the birth rate has dropped considerably in the last few years, more than half the population oi the United States is under age 30 at the present time. Numerically, those in the 10 to 15 age group comprise the largest five-year segment in the country. About 10 percent of all Americans are in that bracket. In Tipton (bounty, the figures show, the median age of thé population is 29.2, which means that there are as many local people below that age as there are above it. Elsewhere in the United States the median age is now 28.1 and, in the State of Indiana, approximately 27.2. A trial in Tipton Circuit 0)urt to decide a dispute between a rural Kempton landowner and a Peru lumber -company is in its second day this morning with Special Judge Nelson Bohannan hearing the case. The lawsuit involves a claim by Robert J. Stafford, Rt. 1. Kempton, that Kenneth Wolf, owner of Wolf Lumber (3o.. Peru, cut trees in Stafford’s wood in March of 1974 without making a full accounting of the number of types <rf trees takai. * Stafford, represented by local attorney Max Warren Cook, asked the court to make a judgement as to the fair market value of the logs taken from Stafford’s farm on March 2,1974. Damages of $15.000 were also sought in the lawsuit filed by Stafford on May 9.1974. Defendant Wolf has a counterclaim pending against^ Stafford seeking damages for unlawfully detaining a tractor used in the log- cutting detail. Wolf is represented by the local firm of Holmes and Pearce. The trial opened early Monday with Cook presenting the plaintiff’s case. Two witnesses. Stafford, and heavy equipemnt opeator, Myron Nichols, who felled the trees, testified in court Monday. Nichols testified that 160 hickory, between six and 12 oak. two maple and one walnut trees were cut. It will be up to Judge Bohannan to determine if Stafford was paid a fair price for the lumber cut. One witness for the plaintiff, Ralph Miller, consulting forester, was not permitted to testify at Monday’s trail because his name had not be«i submitted earlier with the list of witnesses in the case. Cbok asked for a continuance at 2 p.m. Monday so that he could obtain another witness who was unable to be present for trail Monday. Judge Bohannan granted the continuance until this morning over objections of defaise counsel Horace C. ‘!‘Bud’’ Holmes. Scheduled to be first on the stand this morning was Edgar J. Lott, state extension forester. Following completion of the plaintiff’s case, will be Wolf’s side of the dispute Several witnesses are also expected to appear for the defense. Lennox (dealership opens here A new sales and service- type business has based operations in Tipton, according to its owner. Bill Compton, 328 S. Conde St. Compton’s Gímate Makers, a Lennox dealership, opened c^roxijnately two months ago in a 30- foot by 15- foot builcfing in back of Compton's home. Various types of air conditioning units arid furnaces are on display in the shop. Die yoiBig store owner sells and services commercial and central air- conditioning units, electric, oil and gas furnaces. electric air cleaners and humidifiers. He also sells heat pumps which he describes as a unit with the dual purpose of heating and cooling. AJthough used with an additional source of heat, usually electric, Compton says heat pumps have increased in popularity during the energy crisis. Compton has invested approximately $3,000 in specialized tools, enabling him to undertake all types of repairs. The tools include sheet metal WEATHER Showers and tliunderstomis likely today and tonight. A few thunderstorms may be severe with large hail, strong winds and heavy rains. Showers or thunderstorms ending Wednesday morning, partiai clearing and warm Wednesday afternoon. Ifighs this afternoon near 80s. Lows tonight mid to upper 80s. fflghs Wednesday low to mid 80s. Winds lS-80 miles per hour today and Wednesday. Precipitation probability percentages 70 today and tonlght, 90 Wednesday. Imttana extended outlook for Thursday through Saturday: Cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms Thursday^ Partly ciondy Friday and Saturday. Warm days and mild nights through the period. Ifighs upper 80s and low 90s. Lows low 00s to low 70s. shears, which Compton says are a rarity in the area. G>mpton has the (xily Lennox dealership in Tipton County. The Lennox Co.. he relates, began operations in 1893 and is based in Marshalltown, Iowa. Lennox furnaces have a 10-year guarantee even if the owner moved from the house in which the furnace origianlly was installed, says (Compton. The compressors of Lennox air conditioners have five- year guarantees and parts of Lennox air conditioning units have one-year guarantees. With the sale of such items, Gxnpton offers one- year free service which includes the replacement of filters, etc. He also offers planned service agreements for maintenance of Lennox products. Before opening the local Lennox dealership, Compton attended various schools and 'workshops. Following his graduation from Tipton High School in 1970, he attended Indiana State University for a year, the McGain School of Hydronics in Michigan Gty, the Honeywell School Controls in Marion, Ivy Tech’s Heating and Air Conditioning School in Kokomo and the Lennox School in Dayton. Ohio. Compton also has completed one year of a three- year course at lU-PUI in Indianapolis. He plans to finish the course to obtain an associate’s degree in heating and air conditioning. He received on- the- job training in Kokomo where he worked as a serviceman for two years. The son of Dr. and Mrs. CJeorge (Compton, Bill C>ompton is aided in his new venture by his wife Patty, who helps with the bookwork. TTie couple are the parents of a two- year- old daughter. Heather Lynn. Gxnpton’s Gímate Makers is open for business 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Gwnpton. however, is often away on caHs in his service truck. He asks that patrons call from 7 to 9 a.m.. from noon to 1 p.m. and after 5 p.m. daily. Compton says he plans to cover an area which includes Tipton, Arcadia, Atlanta. Kempton, Goldsmith, Windfall and Sharpsville. Open for business BUI Compton, owner of Compton’s Climate Makers, 398 S. Conde St., has the only Lennox dealership in Tipton County, Compton recently opened a shop which sells Lennox products and services all types of furnaces, air conditioning units and other related items. The business is open 24- hours a day, seven days a week and is located in a building in back of Compton’s hornn^. f üiL íM* mJÍ,r-i \

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