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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - June 11, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Vol 143 No 278 i KOKOMO NE I i i l rounaen IHSU Kokomo Ind Saturday June 50 cents x A Paul and Meredith Peterson Little River examine some of the rare Greentown glass Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Garrett digs glass By TRISHA TURNER Tribune staff writer GREENTOWN Ind A man whose fascination with Green town glass began as an idea for a cheap date said he hopes an exhibit of rarities at the local glass museum will spark others interest in the product As a lark we went to dig frag ments up at the site where the glass factory used to Koko mos Jerry Garrett said of the date with his thenfuture wife which began his 37year love affair with glass collecting Id love to see more local interest in it especially in the history And this exhibit is just the way to do In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the opening of Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Co in a national group interested in the glass that facto ry produced has brought 800 new pieces to the Greentown Glass Museum An exhibit of the new glass items including 200 rarities will be on display through the 1995 Greentown Glass Festival Garrett said It opened with the start of this years festival which began Thursday This is the only museum around where youre going to see all this Greentown glass he said The glass factory operated in Greentown from 1894 to 1903 when it was destroyed by fire For six months National Green town Glass Association Inc has been working to get new pieces of products made in that factory from collectors acrossthe United Festival schedule Continuing events Carnival rides Glass Museum open Food booths Arts and crafts Live entertainment Yard sales Today Croquet tournament Cutie King and Queenll Kids talent show The Swamp Water Stompers 56 i Diversity Wildkat Valley Cloggers Wildkat Valley Other attractions Glass and Antique Show Eastern High School cafeteria 11 to 6 today and noon to 4 Sunday There is an admission charge Fivemile road run one mile fun run and 5K walk Eastern Elementary School at 8 today Hog Toast Greentown Vol unteer Fire Department 11 today States The glass associations exhibi tion committee we are ecstat said Garrett a charter mem ber of the group whose 500 participants come from across the We feel fortunate that we got a lot of what we Included in the pieces are those from eight patterns and a variety of colors including two shades chocolate opaque and golden agate which were only produced during the factqry s last year of operation Glass products ranging from butter dishes to a cake stand are part of the exhibit as are novelty pieces such as a creamer shaped in the head of an American Indian Garrett said he hopes the museum will be able to keep some of the items beyond the year the glass association has them on loan I feel thats very he said If you want to know about Greentown glass well youd think you ought to get over to Greentown But its hard to know what it looked like unless you have the true The museum is located at 112 N Meridian in the city build ing It will be open for visitors from 11 to 8 today and from 11 to 5 Sunday Regular museum hours are from 10 to noon and from 1 to 4 Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 4 Sunday Admission is free but donations are accepted The glass festival concludes today The glass association will also offer items in an antique show which runs from 11 to 7 today and from noon to 4 Sunday at Eastern High School Admission to the antique show is Sheriff makes over Meals bounties bring extra cash By DAVID HA WRINGS Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON Sheriff Beatty says he made more than during the 15 months ending in March by collecting delinquent tax bounties and keep ing leftover Howard County Jail meal money The statement was contained in a financial disclosure report that Beatty was required to file with the clerk of the House of Repre sentatives The sheriff is the Democratic challenger this fall to firstterm Republican Rep Steve Buyer in the 5th District in which Kokomo is the largest city The two types of personal prof iting from county business that Beatty described are legal for Hoosier sheriffs Officials say state law allows sheriffs to collect a 10 percent per sonal bounty on any overdue sales or personal taxes they recover in their counties at the states request And Indiana law allows these law enforcement officials who may receive monthly checks from their counties to cover prisoner feeding costs to keep whatever is lefr once the meals are purchased Several Indiana coun tiesrhave done away with this sys tem Sheriff Beatty But in Howard County the pay ments are made directly to the sheriff on a vote of the county council each month based on a rate set by the state of about for each prisoners meal The sher iff is responsible for income taxes on the unspent money he keeps A spokeswoman for the Howard County auditor said the meal payments to Beatty totaled last year and fof the first five months of this year She said she did not know the meal expenses for the correspond ing times This is all Beatty said Friday in describing his extra income But two days after he and his campaign staff were first asked to explain the contents of his con gressional financial disclosure form Beatty said I honestly dont when asked about the accuracy of its pertinent state ments The sheriff said he planned to consult with the accountant who completed the paperwork but would be unable to provide more detailed answers until next week Beattys financial statement to Congress has several peculiarities omissions and possible errors It claims sheriffs salary payments of for the 15 months ending in March But the county auditors office said the salary rate is for all of this year and was for last year The form does not explain the sheriffs extra income from his job beyond the notation tax warrants rneals Howard and listing income of between and for both 1993 and the first three months of 1994 If that is correct he kept at leask die rrfeSFrridney fie received in 1993 Please see Sheriff PA12 Coup must not endure Clinton grounds flights to Haiti WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Clinton intensified sanctions against Haitis military leaders Friday suspending commer cial air travel and most financial transactions between the two countries The coup must not he declared Clinton said the measures repre sent an important new stage in efforts to restore democracy and return President Jean Bertrand Aristide to power The State Department urged Americans not affiliated with humanitarian assistance programs in Haiti to leave and said about 120 department employees and dependents are being withdrawn because of the impending suspen sion of air service About 80 employees will remain The political situation in Haiti remains unstable with potential throughout the country for ran dom violence sporadic distur bances and criminal said deputy spokeswoman Christine Shelly The ban on commercial air traf fic will not take effect until June 25 giving Americans and others who wish to leave Haiti time to do so in an orderly fashion Inside Local Indiana University Kokomo receives approval to offer a bachelors degree in criminal justice Page 2 Also inside Classified Dr Local News of Mind games Chris Hendrix 9 Kokomo assists Jania Tay lor a Fort Wayne magician as she tries to read his part of her magic act Friday during County Public Librarys Summer Reading Club kickoff pic nic The picnic was at Highland Park and featured ice cream and activities Tribune photo by Anne Farrar v v 4 ;