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Tribune (Newspaper) - September 2, 1976, Tipton, Indiana Korean problem is still unresolved SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Representatives of the United States and .North Korea scheduled another meeting Friday after failing today to wrap up an agreement on arrangements to prevent violence between their forces in the Panmunjom truce village. The secretaries of the Korean Military Armistice Commission have been meeting daily since Tuesday. They are discussing North Korea’s proposal that its forces and those of the United Nations Command be separated physically by the military demarcation line which runs through the middle of Panmunjom and the rest of the demilitarized zone. In Washington, meanwhile, Ford administration officiafs said that the United States was concerned in advance that its attempts to cut or trim a tree in Korea’s Demilitarized Zone might cause an incident with North Korea. North Korean guards warned United ^ Nations forces in early August against cutting, the tree, which obscured the view between two U.N. Command posts at Panmunjon, State and Defense Department officials told two House sul^ommittees Wednesday. An attempt by a U.N. work force to trim the tree on Aug. 18 resulted in a bloody clash between U.N. soldiers and North Koreans who attacked them. Two U.S. soldiers were killed. trim the tree rather than fell it. “We were worried about it.... It was a concern obviously,” Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary Morton I. Abramowitz said about the decision to send the w ork party in on Aug. 18. Allied sources said after Wednesday’s meeting that agreement on major points was near. They said the North Koreans agreed I o give up their four checkpoints on the south side of the demarcation line. The negotiators w ere reported still discussing guarantees for free movement by reporters, tourists and other civilians throughout the truce village Panmunjom, the only site at which the adversaries of the Korean war meet regularly, is a joint security area about 850 yards in diapieter. The Korean Armistice permits the armed forces of both sides to move throughout it without restriction. On Aug- 5, North Korea had issued a harshly worded statement accusing the United States and South Korea of seeking to start a war in Korea. The killing of tw'o American army officers on Aug. 18 by North Korean guards resulted in the dispatch of additional American air forces to Korea, military alerts in both North and South Korea, and American demands for a guarantee of the safety of U N. Command personnel in Panmunjom as well *as punishment of those responsible for the killings. North Korea responded with the proposal to keep the troops apart. On Aug. 6, a U.N. work party had gone out to fell the poplar tree, but withdrew when North Korean guards told them to leave the tree alone, the officials testified. The U.N. Command then decided to The .American show of forCe included practice radar bombing flights over South Korea by U.S. B52 bombers from Guam. They were suspended last weekend after tension in South Korea eased, but the Pentagon announced they were resuming today. The Pentagon said the flights would continue “for an indefinite period.” but not on a daily basis. AAH office moved The Tipton ‘ office of the Regional Mental Health Center was relocated Wednesday from its old location in the Citizen’s National Bank Building to quarters in Tipton County Memorial Hospital. The move, anticipated for several months, was verified today by Dean Bontrager who serves as psychiatric social worker for the Mental Health Center in this area. Bontrager said the new office occupies two rooms in the old wing on the second floor of the hospital. One of the rooms will serve as a reception area and the other will be used for counseling. Office hours will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays. Beginning Sept. 8 the office also will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday. Bontrager said he hopes to offer five-day a week counseling within the month. and help will come as* needed from the Kokomo center. The psychiatric social worker cited several advantages which the move will allow. He said he feels the hospital will provide an atmosphere “conducive to helping people.” The additional space provided by the new facility will allow him the option of providing group therapy along with individual and family therapy currently offered The office will be open two days and one evening a week initially, but Bontrager said hours will be expanded starting Sept. 13. The larger space will allow more than one person from the Regional Mental Health Center to work in Tipton, he said. Further information regarding the service.^ of the local bureau may be obtained by contacting Bontrager at 675-4906. Judge O'Banion hears his first court cases The first session of Tipton City Court, which recently reopened, was held Monday with the new city judge, Joe N. O’Banion, hearing four traffic cases. Judge O’Banion, who was appointed to the position by Gov. Otis Bowen to fill the vacanacy caused when Judge John Rice resigned, said he plans to hold court on Mondays and Thursdays. He noted, however, he may have to change the Monday court sessions since so many legal holidays fall on Monday. He said that the final decision has not yet been made. The judge reported that the first session of his new court went smoothly and predicted that once the bookwork gets back on track, the city court will be completely operational. Since the court was suspended in January as a result of the stormy term of city judge John Rice, all the traffic cases were absorbed by the Tipton Circuit Court docket. The increased caseload enlarged the duties of the circuit court clerk’s office which had to complete all of the necessary paper work for the traffic cases. The clerks in the office filed paperwork on 715 separate cases since last March. The first four cases heard by Judge O’Banion appear below with the fines plus court costs of $31. The fines were levied by Judge O’Banion. J.D. Rich, 41, Rt. 3, Tipton, speeding, $46. Brenda Espinosa, 24, no operators license, $32. Thomas Castanian, 23, speeding, $37. Dick Warner, 18, illegal possession of alcohol, $41. The following motorists entered guilty pleas in Tipton Circuit Court recently to moving traffic violations. Their names, charges, and fines including $32 in court costs appear below. The fines w'ere levied by Tipton Circuit Judge Frederick K. Surber. William Slating, 18, Oscoda, Mich., speeding, $37. Verba Doughty, Jr., 25, Muncie, speeding, $37. Larry Ennis, 31, Kokomo, driving under the influence of an intoxicant, fined $132 plus a one year suspension of his license. Michael Murdick, 30, South Bend, speeding, $33. Phillip Shadday, 18, 428 N. Main, Tipton, speeding, $42. Joseph Furnish, disregarding a stop sign, $33. Sales to minors rapped Tipton City Police arrested an 18-year- old New Jersey woman Wednesday evening and charged her with illegally entering a liquor stpre. Wendy Stein, 18, Mellville, N.J., was released from Tipton County Jail shortly after her 8:30 p.m. arrest. She posted $100 bond. According to the arresting officer, the clerk at Trag’s Liquor Store, 108 Dearborn St., Tipton, said Miss Stein fBlered the liquor store and placed some beeFon the counter to purchase. When she was asked to produce some, identification she gave him a copy of her New Jersey driving license which indicated that she was 18. The legal age of alcoholic consumption in New Jersey is 18, but the age is 21 in Indiana.    e The arrest was made according to Tipton City Police Chief Wayne Lultrell in an effort to dramatize that the city police officers intend to curb the illegal purchijses of alcohol in the city. ‘‘We re trying to discourage kids from going iinto the taverns and stores to buy the stuff. We hope that news of arrests like this one will make them think twice before they try to illegally purchase alcohoil,” Chief Luttrell said. In other police work, city officers issued two tickets to motorists citing them for exceeding the legal speed limit. Annette Hellmann, 21, Rt. 1, Tipton, speeding, 45 mph in a 85- mph zone. Hiram McGrjff, 18, Kokomo, speeding,38 mph in a 25- mph zone. Servinfi Tipton Count Indiana Tribune VOLUME 80 NO. 208 THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 2. 1976 TIPTON. INDIANA. 46072 15CENTSPERCOPV Stay tuned for Great Debate WASHINGTON (AP) — Slay tuned for the Great Debates, starring (in alphabetical order) Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, and billed as the political spectacle of the decade. Democratic presidential nominee Carter and Republican candidate Ford agreed Wednesday to meet for three nationally televised debates, with the first live confrontation scheduled for Sept. 23, a Thursday. The debates will be the first between presidential candidates since the clashes between John f!^ Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon in 1960. Negotiators for the two candidates reached agreement on the format for the debates after an all-day meeting W’ednesday with representatives of the League of Women Voters, which will sponsor the debates. In addition to the trio of debates involving the presidential candidates, an unprecedented debate between the two vice presidential candidates. Republican Sen. Bob Dole and Democratic Sen. Walter Móndale, will be slipped in after the second Carter- Ford meeting. The topic for the first Ford-Carler debate will be economic and domestic issues. The second debate topic will be defense and foreign policy and the final meeting will be open to any stibject. Both Ford and Carter hailed the agreement. “I believe the American people will be the winners,” Ford said. The President earlier had spent part of the day arguing for increased defense spending and a strong U.S. military posture overseas in a speech before a National Guard group. Then, meeting with reporters at a hastily called news conference on the White House lawn. Ford said debates “are very important” and will give voters “an honest picture of the candidates.” Meanwhile, Carter said at his home in Plains, Ga., that the debates will not make or break either candidate unless oneof them “failedmiserably.” He added: “I think I can hold my own. I do intend to be aggressive and to draw as sharp a comparison as I can between President Ford and myself and our ability to leadlhiscountry.” Carter indicated that the Ford negotiators had given way on nearly every point that Carter stressed. Carter had wanted the first debate topic to be_ the economy and domestic affairs, which it will be, and not foreign policy, which Ford'had wanted. And the debate will take place somewhere other than Washington, also as Carterhad sought. While the final details of the debates are to be decided later by the League of Women Voters, Rita Hauser of the league’s organizing panel said the initial meeting will be a 90-minute session at a yet undetermined site. Meanwhile, Carter spokesman Rex Granum said the candidate will sell his ' stock holdings if elected president but has not decided what to do about his Georgia peanut business or farms. Carter made public his 1975 federal income tax returns Wednesday, showing he paid $17,484 in taxes on a total income of $136,138. He also issued a financial balance sheet showing that at the end of 1975 his net worth was $811,982, including assets of $819,267 and liabilities of $7,285. According to the financial statement, the Carter holdings included $348,444, representing the estimated market value of his 91 per cent ownership of Carter Farms Inc., and $330,062.49, representing his interest in the partnership that runs Carter’s Warehouse, the family peanut business. Ford issued a statement earjy in the year showing his net worth as of last year to be $323,489. Dole spent Wednesday stomping the red clay of Carter’s home state in search of votes, telling the Georgia GOP Central Committee that the Democratic nominee is losing support in the South. Dole was critical of Carter’s record as governor of Georgia, claiming that the state’s taxes increased 51 per cent during Carter’s term. “And this is the man who talks about tax reform,” Dole said. Granum, speaking for Carter, said later that Dole was confused and had t Continued on Page 10) Wholesale prices show decrease WASHINGTON (AP) — The steepest drop in farm prices in 18 months drove wholesale prices down one-tenth of a per cent during August, the government said today. The report showed a further easing of inflation. The Labor Department said prices of agricultural products fell 2.9 per cent during the month, the fifth price'Secline this year and the largest since a 4 per cent drop in F'ebruary, 1975. The new declines should mean lower supermarket prices for the consumer, since at least part of the food price decreases at the farm level usually are passed along to the retail level within a relatively short period of time. Prices declined sharply at the wholesale level for grain, hogs, cotton and oil seeds, the agency said. Partially offsetting the decreases were higher prices for poultry, cattle, eggs and coffee. Processed foods and feeds declined 2.9 per cent, the sharpest drop in this category since a 5.5 per cent drop in September, 1973. The price trend has been a positive development in the economy for the Ford administration. Price increases have been running only about half of what they were a year earlier. The wholesale price decline of one-tenth of a per cent in August compared with an increase of three-tenths of a per cent in July and was the first decline since February when wholesale prices fell four-tenths of a per cent. The Labor Department said wholesale prices increased 4 per cent during the 12 months ending in August, which reflects a continuing slowdown in the rate of inflation in the economy,^-Wholesale prices increased 5.6 per cent during the 12-month period ending in August, 1975. The department said the wholesale price index in August stood at 183.7, meaning that goods which cost $100 at the wholesale level in 1967 cost $183.70 last month. On the negative side for consumers was a seven-tenths of a per cent increase in prices of industrial commodities, led by price advances for wood products, fuels, rubber, plastic products and transportation equipment. Economists usually are more concerned about pcice trends for industrial commodities as an indication of the underlying inflationary pressures in the economy, since they are less volatile than farm prices. Industrial commodities prices also increased seven-tenths of a per cent in July. Prices of consumer-finished goods at the wholesale level dropped four-tenths of a per cent. A 2.2 per cent drop in food prices more than offset a six-tenths of a per cent gain in prices of other consumer goods. Prices of crude materials rose one-tenth of a per cent in August, following a 3.8 per cent gain in July. The price increases in August were adjusted for seasonal variations. On an unadjusted basis, wholesale prices declined three-tenths of a per cent Dayton begins busing plans After a day of prayer for a peaceful opening of its schools, Dayton, Ohio, begins busing 18,421 public school students to meet a federal court desegregation order. There was no organized opposition, but some parents said they might keep children out of school today until they saw whether there was any trouble when classes opened. It is the, first busing plan ordered in Ohio, a target state of the NAACP in its driye to achieve racial integration in schools. Acting on an NAACP suit, a federal judge this week found the state school board guilty of fostering segregation in Cleveland. In Louisville, Ky,, meanwhile, a second year of court^rdered busing has begun without disruption at the schools. Attendance was high Wednesday when buses rolled without the police escorts and guards present in 1975. There was no trouble at any of the schools, although unmarked police patrols were evident near manv of them. The Dayton desegregation plan calls for the busing of 18,421 of the school system’s 41,928 pupils. Enrollment at each school is to be 52 per cent white and 48 per cent black, but variances allow schools to have up to 15 per cent more blacks or whites than prescribed in the quota. The system is 48.3 per cent black. On Wednesday, Mayor James McGee and many of Dayton’s 243,000 residents joined a 24-hour prayer vigil for a peaceful opening of schools. At the schools there were open houses to ease parents’ fears aboui where their children would be going on the buses. Since the busing order was announced by U.S. District Court Judge Carl B. Rubin, Dayton police and school administrators have looked for signs of organized dissent. No organized resistance has surfaced. Many groups have been working for a > peaceful school opening. Volunteers began last spring going to homes to explain the plan. Louisville antibusing leaders had called for a three-day school boycott this week, but Associate School Supt. Dave Espin said attendance Wednesday was 94,548, about 20,000 pupils below the projected enrollment of 116,881. When classes opened last year, only 55,000 pupils of a enrollment of 134,000 were in class the first day. Under a revised busing plan issued by Gordon, 20,000 more pupils in Lt)uisville are being bused this year, 2,000 more than last year. “I consider this a suctessful opening day,” said school Supt. Ernest Grayson. Both sides of the sch(x)l busing controversy in Louisville say they are pleased that the first day of the second year of court ordered desegregation busing pássed without incident. “From what I’ve heard to this point. I’m delighted,” said U.S. Dist. Judge James F. Gordon, whose order last year to desegregate Louisville-Jefferson County schools sparked frequent violence. Gordon was in his chambers Wednesday when the news came that first day attendance was high despite a three-day boycott called by antibusing forces.    ‘ Bill Kellerman, president of Citizens Against Busing and one of the boycott leaders, felt the first day of school “went pretty much like 1 thought it would. ’ ’ Attendance Wednesday was 94,548 — about 20,000 pupils below the projected enrollment of 116,881, Assoc. Supt. Dave Espin said. The figures were in marked contrast to those of last year, when only 55,000 of a projected 134,000 pupil eiirollment showed up for classes. At least part of the decline in enrollment this year is due to white flight, school officials said. Under a revised busing plan issued by Gordon, some 2,000 more pupils are being bused this year — or 20,000 compared with 18,000 last year. The buses rolled alone this year, without the police escorts and on board guards present in 1975 — although unmarked police patrols were evident in areas near the schools. Klan planning anti-busing walk in Anderson FIVE DIE IN CRASH— Spokane police early Wednesday morning inspect the wreckage of a Cessna 205 airplane which crashed near Spokane, Wash., killing a congressional candidate and his family. Dead are Republican candidate Charles G. Kimball, 26, his wife Vivian, 19, their son Patrick, one month, a campaign worker Mark Bruce, 19, and the pilot, John Alexander, 40. (AP Laser Photo) ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana Grand Dragon Jesse C. Jent says he hopes other klansmen around the state will follow his lead and apply for parade permits to stage antibusing marches. Jent has asked police chief Paddy Jamerson to grant him a permit for Sept. 25 for a march through downtown Anderson. Klansmen will not wear their robes and hoods for the marc|]u Jent said, nor will they distribute any leaflets. The chief said he would discuss the permit with two department investigators before taking any action. I(Múttmf ■ I lid tiWiiawiii É É    É    a■É

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