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Tribune (Newspaper) - September 4, 1976, Tipton, Indiana John Maul, Marion, left and Stu Ogam, DesFlaines, 111., unpack a collection of revolvers for display at the Tipton Knife and Gun Show today and Sunday at the 4-H and Community Building. Thousands of dollars worth of antique weapons will be on display at the show. Weapons display Visitors to the Tipton Gun and Knife Show dt the 4-H Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday can expect to view some of the most unusual weapons ever produced. Xollectors and dealers will be bringing in thousands of dollars worth of antique guns and knives that rival those found in the best museum collections. Items vary from simply razors to 400-year- old Japanese swords, and from muzzle- loading rifles to Seventeenth Century blunder buses and guns that helped to tame the Old West. Approximately 60" dealers from throughout the Midwést are displaying weapons at the two- show being sponsored by Dave Reecer, 919 N. Main St., Tipton. Hobbylists, collector^, spectators and Carter would delay spending ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter said Friday that if he is elected president he will delay the populist spending programs he has promised until the money to pay for them is available. Charting a political course that responds to Republican accusations that Democrats are reckless, big spenders. Carter told a news conference his administration would attack unemployment and inflation, before launching costly, new programs. “There will be no new programs implemented under my administration unless we can be sure that the cost is compatable with my goal of having a balanced budget before the end of (my) term,” Carter said. He said a tough management program must first be installed and useless programs weeded out. “If that requires a delay, for instance, in implementing welfare reform or < Continued on Page 7) dealers will make up the crowds that visit the show, which has been well publicized in the trade papers. Knife and gun collectors are a different breed of people compared to the antique enthusiasts who have attended Reecer’s annual antique shows at the fairgrounds. The weapons show is Reecer’s first attempt at reaching a new group of collectors. He readily admits undertaking the project with no knowledge about knives and guns. “I have learned a lot in the last few weeks,” said Reecer, who hopes the show will grow into one of Indiana’s better knife and gun shows. Reecer would like to see a good turn out of local residents at the show, saying he is certain it is something they will enjoy. The dealers, however, won’t be relying on spectators to buy the weapons that range in price from tens of dollars to thousands. The dealers and collectors will l>e doing ipiost of the wheeling and dealing at théshow, exchanging their pieces for new additions to their own collections. There are pocket knives valued at several hundred dollars. Expensive knives with iyory and silver inlaid handles, razors with carved figures, artillery swords, brass and silver inlaid pistols, old Army rifles and revolvers. One unusual piece was an 1860 Army colt with a canteen shoulder stock, cap£ible of carrying water for the soldier who Iiad to rely on the weapon. Owned by a Marion dealer, John Maul, the weapon is valued at $3,500. One of the dealers is a Tipton County area man, Ed Miller of Atlanta, wh(^ displayed a variety of old weapons. His specialty is Bowie knives and other edged weapons. The items on display at the weekend shov' are unlike what can be seen in the average antique show or store. The weaix)ns are the types found mostly at collector shows, like the one in Tipton. The show is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission charge is 50 cents. Guenther to be honored Tipton’s former superintendent of schools, Vincent R. Guenther, will be honored by the Winchester community on Friday Sept. 10 when Winchester Community High School observes “Vince Guenther Night.” Guenther, who retired July 1 after 12 years at the helm of the Tipton Community Schools and after 40 years in the teaching field, was once a coach at Winchester. Former athletes and present Winchester students and faculty will join in honoring Guenther as plrt of the half-time festivities during the Winchester-Northeastern football game next Friday. Guenther holds the record for being the “most winning coach” in Winchester’s football history. He coached there six years from 1947 to 1953 and won 32 games, lost 10 and tied three for a .711 record. ' Coach Guenther ended his football coaching career with a 21- game winning streak which included two undefeated seasons and considerable state recognition. His first undefeated team was offensive- minded and set the state scoring record per game with an average of 41.1 points. His second undefeated team was defense- oriented and allowed only 18 points to be scored against them. In all during the Guenther leadership the Winchester team outscored its opposition 799 to 201. Guenther left Winchester in 1954 to begin a new career as an administrator. He served the Benton Community Schoia's and the Jackson Central School Corp. ;.n Hamilton County before coming toTi|>(onin 1964. GOOD MORNING TIPTON COUNTY! WEEKEND EDITION Serving Tipton County^ Indiana Tribune VOLUME 80N0.210 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4,1976 TIPTON, INDIAN A, 46072 1CEM S PER COPY Viking 2 lands on Mars PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Viking 2 became America’s second experiment station on Mars after landing Friday amid a partial radio blackout that delayed the sending of its initial photographs. Despite the communications failure that kept the lander all but silent during its descent, the craft landed safe and apparently level on a field of wind-heaped sand dunes named Utopia. “The orbiter is very healthy, we see nothing wrong with it,” announced Project Manager Jim Martin. He said it was likely that the first two postlanding pictures would be received on Earth about 3 a.m. EDT today. Actually, little could be immediately , determined about the condition of the various experiments and systems aboard the 7-by-lO foot lander, he said. He said mission controllers would put into effect a “recovery plan” — with Obtaining the pictures its first step — which would put Viking 2 back on schedule within a few days. , Martin emphasized there was no permanent disruption of communications. The problem was caused by the orbiting mother ship’s wandering out of position, with the result that its high-power antenna was incorrectly pointed to relay signals from the lander. Once the orbiter is returned to the correct position — and Martin did not know how soon that would be — com munications would be normal, he said. Because of trouble on the orbiting mother ship that relays radio signals to Earth, mission controllers received only occasional messages during most of the 3‘ 2-hour landing phase. For the same reason,'the lander could not send back the photographs it was to take automatically just after setting down. But all pictures and data were being recorded for later playback. “I’m ecstatic! ” cried Dr. Carl Sagan, member of the biology team that is hoping the second Viking may shed light on the still-open question of Martian life. A complete blackout beginning just after the lander pushed away from the mother ship ended about 45 minutes later. But the lack of information on the descent filled the control center here with tension. Relief flowed over the engineers’ faces as the landing signal came. “We have touchdown!” came a yell. Cheers and applause broke out and someone held up a sign with a “9.3” scrawled on it — an excellent score in some Olympic events. Because the communications failure allowed only simple information to be beamed to Earth, pictures and detailed data on the lander’s condition were unlikely before tonight. Only then would the Earth and Mars be in (Continued on Page 7) U.S. citizens jaile<d in Mexico ByBILLCHOYKE Our Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — U.S. and Mexican officials have begun preliminary discussions regarding a proposal designed to alleviate the increasingly onerous problem of U.S. citizens in Mexican jails. In recent months, both the White House and Congress have taken new initiatives in hopes of better protecting the legal and human rights of U.S. nationals traveling abroad and particularly in Mexico. However, there is still no clear sign of any “meaningful improvement,” reports one high State Department official. Accounts from Mexico indicate that U.S. citizens, suspected of using or dealing drugs, are being apprehended by Mexican authorities with increasing frequency and then physically abused by Mexican law enforcement agents. After arrest, the individuals are * generally incarcerated — without a jury trial and sometimes without a judicial hearing at all — in any one of several Mexican jails. As a result the number of Americans in Mexican prisons has skyrocketed from only a very few in the early 60’s to some 600 now. “They were mostly the professional criminal who was sort of expected to be jailed,” Alan Gise, director of the office of Special Consular Services at the State Department here said in describing the prisoners of two decades ago. “But,” he added, “for the past five years or so the number of Americans incarcerated has risen with most of the increase coming from Americans charged with drug offenses.” -The incarcerated Americans frequently are not drug dealers, and in some cases, don’t have any involvement with narcotics or marijuana at all. One recent report in the Wall Street Journal described the plight of a number of middle-class American businessmen and sportsmen who by some strange fate found themselves in trouble with Mexican police. “While perhaps every American going to Mexico may not be subject to the cattle-prod, the stories coming from the prisons are true,” said Rep. Fortney Stark Jr., D-Calif., in a recent interview. “It can indeed be dangerous to travel to Mexico, even if you’re a simple and innocent tourist. The good neighbor policy is dead.” Arrested Americans are finding conditions in Mexican jails ranging from poor to torturous. Usually they are stripped of their possessions, housed in a confining cellblock and made to pay — following Mexican custom — for their accommodations. There have been charges that the State Department is doing less for the U.S. prisoners incarcerated in Mexico than elsewhere in hopes of curtailing drug traffic. A state Department otficial denied this. On the abuse question, he said, Americans generally receive what their Mexican counterparts get. “We have no indications that the Americans are receiving any worse treatment than Mexican prisoners,” says James Hughes, assistant chief of Emergency and Protection Services in the special consular’s office Shortly after Secretary of State Henry Kissinger met with Mexican officials in June, both governments initiated talks to arrange a prisoner exchange whereby U.S. nations could serve time for alleged Mexican crimes in American institutions. Gise reports these talks, only in the “preliminary” stages, already have identified a number pf constitutional and jurisdictional problems. Additionally, a House committee has (Continued on Page 7) Old Settler's history traced to 1880 GOLDSMITH — The annual Old Settler’s Reunion, like the town of Goldsmith itself, has seen a lot of change 'Over the last 92 years. This is the Centennial year for the community, and residents this weekend are celebrating both the Centennial and the annual reunion in Magnett Grove. It was 92 years ago in 1884 when the Goldsmith Old Settler’s Association was formed. The event has had its ups and downs over the years, but residents are looking enthusiastically to when the reunion too will have its centennial. Members of the Jollyette Club are distributing history’s of the town and the reunion on the grounds today. Compiled by Jody Teter, the history traces the origin of the reunion to a Sunday school celebration in 1880. A pitch - in dinner, followed by singing and preaching marked the first event in 1880. It was several years later, however, before the name Old Settler’s was established. During that first reunion in 1884 the older residents were honored. Their names and ages were recorded. The pioneers used the opportunity to reminisce about the past. In those early days the Old Settler’s Reunion iwas an all- day affair. Residents "would arise in the early morning hours and ride in buggies to the site. It took the women a week to prepare the food for the event. There are still trees in Magnett Grove which bear nails that were used to tie up the horses. The event took on a carnival appearance initially in 1964 when the first merry- go- round was located in the woods leased from Johnny Magnett for 99 years. The walnut grove located north of town, however, was not the original site of the reunion. At first, theE. Byle Teter woods was the site of the reunion. Rev. Teter, who preached in Tetersburg was one of the persons involved in the early Sunday School celebrations.^ Magnett Grove is now owned by Ruth Horton, who obtained the land from her father. In 1910 the first well'was drilled in the woods by J.M. Fishback. At the 40th reunion in 1924 five Civil War veterans were honored. They were: D. Watson, Ira Cue, M.L. Teter, Cal Straley and William Shelley. Concession stands and entertainment tents filled the grounds in 1924 when an estimated 7,000 people showed up at the walnut grove. In addition to the merry-go - round, there were three airplanes on the grounds to take people for rides. Rev. P.E. Greenwalt, was the main speaker in 1924 and assailed crime and corruption in the country. In 1926 the first automobile arrived at the reunion. There were 6,000 people in attendance. ■ The 46th reunion in 1930 was entirely dominated by the automobile. The event was more of a carnival than anything else, but local churches continued to provide meals. In 1931, a fiddler’s contest was the main event. Barn dances and talent shows followed into the early Forties, but by 1943 the Old Settler’s reunion was hampered by the war. New shop opens here After the war, the huge crowds that dominated the earlier years, began to dwindle. But the event progressed under the leadership of Fred Miller, president from 1946 to 1973. The reunion in recent years still centers around a carnival and entertainment — the Sunday School celebration of the eai ly years, long since gone. New additions in 1975 were a queen pageant and county- wide bicycle race designed to increase local participation. Records of the Old Settler’s Association show 21 presidents over the years. They include: William Burton 1894 - 1898; (Jeorge Burton 1899; M L. Teter,    1902;    J.D.    Smith,    1907;    R.H. Foster,    1908;    J.H.    Phares,    1911;    T.T. Foster,    1912;    W.H.    Hinkle,    1916;    P.M. Hinkle,    1917;    P.M.    Bauer,    1921;    A N. Foster, 1922; Cash Watson, 1933; Robert Smith, 1934; Everett Orr, 1935; D.M. Smith, 1940; R.E. Teter, 1942; Horace Watson, 1943; 1945; Fred Miller 1946-73; Frank Bauer, 1974; and Dale Foutch in 1975. This year Mjller, is aga jn president of the association. Jim Davis and Dorothy Lane are the owners of Tipton’s newest store, J. and D. Music and Novelty Shoppe, 109 W. Jefferson St. The shop opened today offering music lessons and Instruments for sale as well as novelty Items. An unusual little business opened in Tipton this morning with two unrelated offerings being combined into one business — music lessons and novelty items. J. and D. Music and Novelty Shoppe, 109 W. Jefferson St., Tipton is the brainchild of Jim Davis and Dorothy Lane who opened the business in hopes of providing local residents with two businesses they felt were lacking in the community. Davis, who has been a professional guitarist and banjo player for a number of years, began giving music lessons in Tipton about eight months ago. It was only recently, however, that the couple decided to devote a portion of the tiny storefront to the sale of novelties. “1 think Tipton needs a little music store,” said Davis as he explained his reasons for starti^ the music shop. He has taught guiyiv^njo and drums in Elwood, Kokor^, NoblesviUe and other areas. The noveltv sh<^ fulfills a dream that Dorothy has had for a number of years. She said the community needs a store to offer inexpensive novelty items for the kids and other age groups. Jim jokes about the odd combination. “Sure it is unusual. But if you don’t want to buy a guitar, we’ll sell you a fuzzy bear or a rubber snake. ’ ’ Actually the store does offer everything from new guitars and banjos to novelties such as snakes, skeletons, glassware, dolls, crafts and other items. The retail end of the shop was something new to Dorothy, who admits she has always dreamed of owning such a business but had no previous experience. For the time being the shop will be open only on Saturday and Sunday during the day and from 4to8p.m. week nights.    , Both have other jobs, Davis being in construction, and Dorothy working at Delco Electronics. When construction work ends for the winter, Davis will devote full- time to giving music lessons. Now the store will be op«i from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon until 8 p.m. Sundays. Davis* music students range in age from eight to 60 and include instruction on guitar, bass, banjo, drums and electric guitar. I I

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