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Tribune (Newspaper) - September 7, 1976, Tipton, Indiana Hf? fr Serving Tipton County\ Indiana Tribune VOLUME 80 NO. 211 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1976 TIPTON. INDIAN A, 46072 15 CENTS PER COPY Busing protest marks holiday After a Labor Dáy weekend marked by a busing protest and a school bombing, students returned to classes today in Louisville, Ky. In three other large cities, schools opened with new moves toward desegregation apparently meeting little opposition. Officials in Milwaukee, St. Louis and Omaha, Neb., predicted a peaceful first day with no demonstrations anticipated as they tried out plans to improve the racial balance of their classrooms. There was some protest around the country among teachers — but over contracts, not racial integration. In Buffalo, N Y, on Monday night, teachers defying court injunctions voted by a 2-1 margin to strike and said they would picket all schools today. Classes for the city’s 54,000 public school pupils were to begin Wednesday. Teachers in Seattle and Tacoma, Wash., were scheduled to take strike votes today, and strike deadlines were set for later this week in districts in Oregon, Tennessee and Rhode Island. A National Education Association spokesman said there could be more trouble ahead because more teachers’ contracts remained unsettled than usual. “Tight money and all of the factors which led to a record number of teacher strikes for the 1975-76 school year are the same,’’ said Terry Herndon, association executive director. “And the incredible number of unsettled contracts — some 2,200 — could result in more strikes later if settlement is not reached.” In Louisville, the FBI helped investigate a Monday morning bombing that caused minor damage at unoc cupied Male High School. Police said they “could only assume” the blast was related to the opposition to court-ordered busing that prompted three antibusing demonstrations in the past week. The blast tore a radiator from a wall, ripped a hole about two feet in diameter in the floor and damaged walls and a ceiling. Monday night, police arrested two juveniles and charged them with littering after they tried to set fire to a pile of automobile tires at an antibusing demonstration that drew 15 to 20 persons. The arrests took place at the same spot where police used tear gas Sunday night to disperse 200 unruly antibusing demons^ators who had earlier taken part in a peaceful protest of about 800 persons. Milwaukee’s integration plan is based on voluntary transfers, and involves busing and transfer of about 6,600 of the 110,000 students in the city’s 158 schools. The district has established 19 specialty schools, designed to give students incentives to leave their neighborhoods to attend classes. Milwaukee’s school enrollment is about 34 per cent black, and about 90 per cent of the transferred students are black. Some 32,500 students will be attending racially integrated school^. The integration plan stems from a suit filed in the 1960s on behalf of a ^oup of black and white children. A federal judge ruled that Milwaukee’s schools were segregrated and ordered work on (Continued on Page 10) Taxpayers winning benefits WASHINGTON (AP) — Ordinary taxpayers are winning more benefits than they are losing as a Senate-House panel puts together a compromise tax-revision bill. The final score may be known late this week, when members of the conference committee expect to finish the bill and send it to the House and Senate for one last vote. Most issues concerning individual taxpayers were settled during the first seven days of the conference. Chief among these is a $15-billion-a-year tax-cut extension through Dec. 31,1977. Provisions generally affecting only taxp>ayers who earn more than $50,000 a year are the major points of contention remaining between the House and Senate conferees. There is some risk that if taxes on the rich are raised too sharply, the final bill could be in trouble in the Senate. But if too many tax shelters are left untouched, the measure could face rough going in the House. Meanwhile, President Ford issued a statement Monday calling on Congress to approve a tax bill that meets the needs of all Americans. “Unfortunately, Congress has become ensnarled in rewriting of detailed provisions of the tax code and has failed to, recognize the broad interests of the country,” Ford asserted. Here is a summary of the conference committee’s work. PENDING CHILD CARE — An expanded tax credit for child-care expenses is assured since such a provision was passed in both the House and Senate bills. The only question is how much bigger the credit will be. The House and Senate bills agree that the current childcare deduction should be replaced with a tax credit, which will benefit even those families that do not itemize deductions. The maximum credit — subtracted directly from taxes owed — would be $400 a year for the care of one child and $800 for two or more. The credit would apply even if one or both parents work only part-time. SICK PAY — The House wants to eliminate the current law that allows tax-free treatment of up to $100 a week that is paid a sick worker by the employer, and replace it with a tax exemption of up to $5,200 a year for permanently and totally disabled retirees under age 65. The Senate bill would keep sick pay for workers making $15,000 or less but phase it down between $15,000 and $20,000 and eliminate it above $20^000 income. PENSIONS — Present law allows a worker who has no other pension plan to exempt from current taxes up to $1,500 a year to be set aside in an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). No tax is paid until the money is withdrawn at retirement. The House voted to allow workers whose company pensions are inadequate to invest in an IRA on a limited basis. This would cost $502 million a year by 1981 and is not in the Senate bill.    ,    ' APPROVED HOUSEWIVES’ PENSIONS — A worker who qualifies for an IRA could set aside an additional $250 a year for his spouse who does not work outside the home. SIMPLIFICATION - To make taxpaying seem a little less complicated for 90 per cent of Americans, the bill would sharply reduce the number of tax- (Continued on Page 10) Carter begins formal campaign With the presidential election two months away. Democratic presidential nominee Jimmy Carter stumped through the East for votes today while President Ford, emphasizing his incumbency, kept a high profile in the White House. Carter told a college audience in New York that urban policy in the Nixon and Ford administrations has ruined city neighborhoods. He accused Republicans of paying only lip service to the people who live in those neighborhoods. Carter began the second day of his fall campaign for the White House by telling Brooklyn College students: “Tight money, shrinking paychecks and a stagnant housing industry are some of the saddest products of the Republicans disastrous economic record. ” The Democrat opened his battle Moi;iday with a sharp attack on Ford, labeling him a latter-day Herbert Hoover and blaming the Republican party for a myriad of economic woes that Carter claims the Democrats will cure. Ford stayed in the White House, bypassing the traditional Labor Day campaign start to take care of business, chide Congress for not completing work on a major tax-revision bill, give a television interview and prepare for his own campaign start next week. While Carter continues a five-day whirlwind opening tour that carries him today from New York to Connecticut to Philadelphia, Ford plans more distinctly presidential activities today, including ceremonies at which he will sign bills providing aid for child daycare centers and for victims of the recent Teton Dam disaster in Idaho. Ford let surrogates, including Sen. Bob Dole, the GOP vice presidential nominee, carry his banner and answer the criticisms Carter levied Monday on the front steps of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Little White House” in Warm Springs, Ga. Dole crossed paths with Carter later Monday at a stock car race in Darlington, S. C. Carter’s running mate. Sen. Walter F. Móndale, spoke Monday at labor rallies in Ohio and California. He charged in a Barberton, Ohio, address that Ford’s economic policies have “betrayed” U.S. workers. Carter, speaking from a podium bearing Roosevelt’s portrait, said, “This year, as in 1932, our nation is divided, our people are out of work and our national leaders do not lead. ’ ’ He recalled that in 1932, with the nation struggling in the grip of the Depression, Roosevelt defeated the incumbent Hoover. Carter described Hoover as “a decent and well-intentioned man who sincerely believed that our government could not or should not with bold action attack the terrible economic and social ills of our nation. He was leading a Republican party which lacked the strength and vision to bring us out of those dark days.” But Carter also promised to fight inflation and balance the U.S. budget. Carter assailed the Nixon and Ford administrations for budget deficits, inflation and unemployment. Later, in a Norfolk, Va., appearance he charged that “we have a quiet, dormant, timid leadership in Washington, closely tied to special interests. ’ ’ In Washington, a spokesman for Ford’s election committee, William I. Greener, later challenged Carter’s statements about the economy and his (Continued on Page 10) MD collection Those boots were made for collecting and for six hours Monday that’s just what members of the city’s police and fire departments used them for. Fireman Allen Jones, pictured above, atid six other members from the city’s two essential departments collected funds as part of the nationwide Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. The men who positioned themselves at the intersection of Jefferson and Main streets were able to collect 11,750 from generous Tipton citizens. Some of the mec. who carried the boot around Monday gave up their day off to help raise the funds. Festival needs help Volunteers are needed to work in the Pork Festival food tents beginning at mid- morning Thursday. The tents are now in place and committeemen are busy getting ready for the opening day. .Persons wishing to help cook and serve pork chops or to perform other chores in the food tents are asked to call the Tipton County Chamber of Commerce, 675- 7533 as soon as possible to arrange a time to work. A minimum of 12 people are needed for each serving line in the food tent. Persons should plan on working a four-hour shift. It is important to sign up for a particular time so that there will be sufficient help at all times during the 3-day festival. The first Of the barbecued pork chops will roll off the cookers at II a.m. . Thursday. The official opening ceremony of the festival will take place at 4:30 p.m. followed by a parade at 5 p.m. Food tents will serve from 11 a m to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday breakfast serving will begin at 5 a m No additional volunteers are needed for the breakfast shift. Downtown Tipton began gearing up for the Pork Festival over the Labor Day weekend. The first of several tents were erected around the courthouse square in preparation for Thursday’s opening festivities. Court Street was closed to traffic today as workmen continued to put up tents. On Wednesday morning, the 100 block of South Main Street will be closed to traffic as the final tents are erected. Historic flag missing A reward is being offered by the Tipton County Bicentennial Commission and one of its members, Lester Hart, for the return of one of the historic flags taken from the courthouse lawn sometime late Thursday. Missing is the Bedford Flag, which was ripped from its flagpole sometime during the night. It was Friday before the commission identified which of the 28 flags had been taken. A janitor discovered one of the poles lying on the ground Friday morning. The flag is a deep wine color with a man arm and sword in silver. A gold banner carries the motto “Vince Aut Moriré.” The flag was carried in battle at Lexington and Concord by the Bed ford Minutemen on April 19,1775. The Bicentennial Commission recently had all of the flags cleaned and repairs in preparation for the Pork Festival. Hart, who was one of the originators of the flag project, called the theft a “sad” situation. “These flags belong to the people of the county. When we first bought the'flags I convinced the committee this would not happen. 1 told them we should have more confidence in our youth,” said Hart. Tipton City Police were called in to investigate the theft, and officers pursued two leads, but were unsuccessful in recovering the flag. Local youths are suspected of taking the flag. Migrant order studied THAT SINKING FEELING — Members of the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team look down at Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River but they intend to land at Burke Lakefront Airport where die National Air Show was being held Monday. The paratroopers jumped from about 1,200 feet to the delight of the 75,000 spectators at the airport. (AP Laser Photo) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Civil Rights commission meets today to considei; making permanent an order barring Morgan Packing Co. from firing migrant laborers recruited to work at its tomato processing plant in Warren. The commission stepped into the dispute between the migrants and the packing company late Friday, issuing an emergency order to prevent any migrants from being fired or evicted from the camp during the long Labor Day weekend. The order also prohibited Morgan from hiring local help unless the jobs were first offered to camp workers brought in from Texas and Florida. A 10-day walkout ended Sunday, when migrants voted to return to work following negotiations in Marion between their representatives and Morgan officials. Some of the migrants staged a brief sit-in at the plant offices Monday morning until Morgan officials told them why there were no jobs for workers who said they were promised employment. The migrants dispersed when company officials told them the jobs had been eliminated. Baldemar Velasquet, a spokesman for the Farm Labor Ot^anizing Committee, said although no formal agreement was reached in the Sunday session, some points could be considered settled. Included are the migrants’ dcmumds for a KMxnv work day, improved camp conditions, a guaranteed hourly wage and a written contract for the next crop season. Company spokeaman John Morgan (CoaUaaedonPage !•>

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