Daily Tipton Tribune (Newspaper) - June 17, 1975, Tipton, Indiana SUMMER RECREATION Tiplon Tribune Tuesday , June 17,1975 PA(iK 3 J Ki Photos by Bob Padgett Turkey may close U.S. bases ANKARA (UPI) — The Turkish government, angered at the arms embargo im|:k>sed by the U.S. Congress, may retaliate by closing down vital American military bases along the Black Sea. The .country’s top military and government leaders met for 10 hours Monday to decide what steps to take in response to the embargo, imposed as a result of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus last summer. Government sources said Nfonday Turkey may close strategic American intelligence bases that use powerful radar stations to track Soviet military moves. Turkish press reports said Interstate 94 is a superhighway between Chicago and Detroit. It is engineered for heavy traffic and for safety. But somebody misread the signs early today and, as a result, two motorists were killed in a grinding crash. The deaths oí Timothy Wilson, 19, South Bend, and hfichael Gettys, 27, LaPorte, raised the Indiana traffic fatality toll for 1975 to 438 oompared with 463 a year ago. Investigators said Wilson was driving east on the highway at a point along the southeast Traffic deaths edge of NCchigan City when Gettys approached in another car headed west in the eastbound lane at 2 a.m. The cars crashed and both drivers, who were alone, were killed. Meanwhile, the state recorded its 17th and 18th motorcycle accident fatalities of the year with the deaths of Paul J. McQueen, 23, Indianapolis, and Robert A. Upchurch, 25, Mun-cie, McQueen was injured fatally in Indianapolis Monday when his cycle was hit by, a car driven^ by hfrs. Mary L. Heifner, 42, Indianapolis, as she turned off a street into a supermarket parking lot, Upchurch died in Ball Hospital at Muncie Monday from injuries suffered last Thursday when his cycle slid out of control underneath a car in Muncie. ' William Snyder, Seymour, died during the weekend from injuries suffered last Thursday when his car stalled on Penn Central railroad tracks two miles south of Seymour and was hit by » train. Foreign Minister Ihsan Sabri Caglayangil would announce a timetable today for the closure of all 25 U,S. military bases in Turkey. “The (National Security) Council has decided the U.S. arms embargo is a unilateral violation of the bilateral agreements with Turkey,” a council^ spokesman said Monday. Bilateral defense agreements between Turkey and the United States govern the maintenance of tl^ 25 U.S. military bases in Turkey. The Turkish government has said the arms embargo has substantially diminished. Turkey’s defense capabilities while the U.S. military bases on Turkish territory increase its defense risks against the Soviet Union. In addition to radar bases dotting Turkey’s northern coast across from the Soviet Union, the United States has major air force .bases in Izmir, Adana and Diyarbakir. The U.S. military bases on the Black Sea cost include a warning outpost near the Turkish-Soviet border for early detection erf any Soviet missile ^ttadCbn America. NA.^utdown of the American bases would be a serious blow to the southern flank of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, already weakened by Communist advances in Italy and Portugal. Congress imposed a ban on all military shipments to Turkey Feb.5 because Turkey used American-made weapons in the invasion of Cyprus last July. The Senate has voted 41-40 to lift the embargo, imposed over the wishes of the administration. But there has been no action in the House. It's off the groun(J From young Jimmy Connors, under theVatchful eye of their instructor, to girls jumping on a backyard trampoline, the Tipton Summer recreation program is off the ground and rolling. Jim Neuendorf and John C. Calhoun are putting all their might behind a slow tennis ball, as Dan Clements, program director, coaches the group of youngsters on one of the finer points of the court game. The girls program took to the country last week to home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul North, Rt. 1, Tipton, for a turn on the trampoline. Paula North shows her friends how it is done on her tram as part of the multi- faceted program coached by Toni Carter and Chris Overdorf. The girls will be meeting one hour later than originally planned in order to avoid scheduling conflicts and have planned among other things, team and field sports and recreational arts and crafts. / N. .--s * i Cuba returns ransom WASHINGTON (UPI) — Cuba’s„decision to- return air piracy ransom money to a U.S. airline fulfills one of the conditions on Washington’s agenda for eventual normalizing of trade and diplomatic ties with the Fidel (Zákro government. * The unprecedented Cufian decision, announced Monday by Sen. Cieorge McGovern, D-S.D., came after CJuba’s explosion of four U.S. citizens charged with air piracy. All four are in custody in the United States. U.S. officials said the administration was “pleased ” about the announcement that Castro’s government had agreed to return $2 milli(Hi in ransom obtained by skyjackers from Southern Airways in 1972. The officials recalled that William^ Rogers, assistant secretary of state for inter-American affairs, mentioned last week the return hijack money as one of the points on an “agenda of interrelated and sensitive national-interest issues” that must be the basis for any bilateral negotiations between Washington and Havana. U.S.-Cuban relations .were severed Jan. 3. 1961, ^ The officials indicated it was not clear whether the Cuban decision was an answer to Roger’s statement or whether it fulfilled the hijack ransom condition on his “agenda.” The United States imposed a trade and travel ban on Cuba in October, 1962. It joined with other members of the Organization of American States in 1964 in imposing collective diplomat-* ic and trade sanctions on the Castro regime. The lastest official U.S. statement on relations with Cuba was made by President Fcwrd in an interview with the French news magazine L’Express published Friday. “Until there is some real change on the part of Cuba toward the United States, I don’t see vriiere we will make any change in our own attitude toward Cuba,” Ford said. McGovern, who visited Cuba jin early May, said C^tro told him in a letter received Friday his government had decided to give “a positive answer” to requests the money be retiiWied to Southern Airways. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Sparkman, who in a letter to Ciastro had urged return of the .mwiey, said the Chban leader’s answer “will be a significant and positive step” toward improving relations. State weather Severe thunderstorms with large hail, strong winds and heavy rains were viewed as a possibility for Indiana today, tonight and Wednesday morning as the state’s siege of soaking showers continued relentlessly. Wet weather was possible through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service, and temperatures were expected to progress from daily highs in the 80s to highs in the 80s north to lower 90s south. That would put the weather on a summer routine by the time the change in seasons arrives Saturday, when spring gives way to the three-month period of heat and humidity for which Indiana is famous. Only a pittance of precipitation fell before 7 a.m. today, but more was expected. Measurements up to that hour included Evansville .10. Chicago 05. Lafayette .03. High temperatures Monday ranged from 73 at Fort Wayne to 86 at Evansville, with overnight lows this morning from 60 at Lafayette to 74 at Evansville. When the mercury advances^ to daily highs in the 80s and 90s' Thursday, lows will be in the low 60s to low 70s range and partly cloudy conditions will prevail Friday and Saturday. Anderson College awards 397 degrees Monday Am)ERSON. Ind. (UPI) — Anderson College awarded a record 397 undergraduate and advanced degrees Monday as it held its commencement in conjiBiction. with the intema-tional convention of the Church (tf God. Mort Crim, who was news anchorman for ABC radio during Neil Armstrong's walk on die nxxNi, told the graduates they had benefited more than’ they may realized for having gone to a church-supported college. “As prcxlucts of a Christian college, we are uniquely prepared to answer the ultimate question. ’What will I do with my life?"’ said Crim, who now news achorman for WKYW-TV in Phialadelphia. It was the 57th annual commencement for the school, which is affiliated with the Church of God.