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Appleton Post-Crescent (Newspaper) - November 2, 1959, Appleton, Wisconsin m APPLETON November The State Building Lag Joe E. commissioner of ad- ministration for the Wisconsin state has asked the legislative finance com- for help in eliminating the lag in state institutional Nusbaum charges there often are time lags of from five to seven years between the authorization of state institution and their actual He has asked for legislative approval to hire eight additional staff members of the State Bureau of Engineering hi the hope of speeding up the As examples of what is going on he mentioned proval for the construction of a new medium security state prison had been made more than seven years ago but that plans never have been he pointed out the legislature provided money for the construction of a new state school for delinquent boys four years The plans never have been Nusbaum says such delays are donable and we think most people will agree that is about as mild a term as could be used to describe it. Some of these ings will be well on the way to obsolescence before they are put into Both the medium security prison and the boys school are urgently It may be re- called that more than a year before the authorization of the boys school tion it had been proposed to build cottages near the Green Bay reformatory to take care of the overcrowding at This was to be in the nature of an gency program but when the plans were changed and construction of a new school authorized it appears that the ing of emergency did carry over into the State Bureau of The con- struction was authorized under Gov. Kohler but appears to have been quietly put aside during the administration of Gov. Thomson and now has earned at least tion under the Nelson Un- less the legislature takes some drastic tion it is possible that a boy who probably was unborn when the boys school gency was noted during the Kohler will be governor of the state when the new boys school is put into Tennessee's Climate Political leaders of both parties in consin are pretty well agreed that the state government should do everything it can to attract more industry to As everyone the state with industry is the state with surplus wealth and the state with the better things of there is no agreement among political leaders as to how the climate should be It certain that changes in tax laws which now are being discussed and will be discussed more in- tensely at the upcoming session of the will play an important part in any program For those uncertain as to what goes to make up a favorable industrial climate we suggest some of the advertising that is be- ing circulated by the state of Tennessee says that its drive for new in- dustry was solidly indorsed by its last in a that cut the use tax on machinery from the previous 3 per cent to 1 per cent. the ad points out that Tennessee communities now are authorized by the legislature to issue full faith and credit bonds to finance buildings for lease to The ad claims that Tennessee has gained 757 new industrial plants and has recorded plant expansions ing the past six It says that the climate is highly to industry with a balanced state budget and no personal income The Tennessee program would ly be a difficult one for Wisconsin to But it certainly points in the direction the state should to go and that is thing for the legislators and the state ad- ministrative officers to bear in Young Woman in a Hurry Velma an attractive blonde was 21 years old 1927 when she engaged in an argument with her wealthy husband over the of the family She felt she couldn't stand the small town life at Perry in Lake She wanted the car to visit friends in Cleveland but when her 200-pound band objected she beat him to death with a hammer and drove off a bridge She was sentenced to prison but she couldn't stand that life either so she caped but was recaptured after 40 days of more than 30 years after she was the parole board has considered her case but she no longer is in a She told members she had no 1 place to go and just as soon remain in Her description of herself at the time of the trial was that was a 12 o'clock girl iii a 9 o'clock Thus she expressed her resentment of being cooped up in a small During her later years in prison her weight had been reduced from 100 pounds to 86 by illness and a heart con- She spent her spare time playing the piano for other prisoners and singing songs which she composed with ments as you spare one little prayer for a sinner like It is strange how time changes one's One must wonder how Velma West at 53, with no desire to go any could really understand how as an im- woman of 21 she had killed her husband and earned 31 years of ment merely because she wanted to go 7fie Builds a Basil the talented actor who usually is cast in evil has been ing God For the last few months he has taken the role of Zuss in the Archibald MacLeish play which brings the Book of Job up to But now Mr. Rathbone is switching to the role of Mr. the devil play and the part he wanted in the is the character who vates the says Mr. Rathbone even more little Nickles has been creeping into my Zuss There are a lot of elements of human drama in this It's much the devil and avoid that rocky The evil elements do tend to motivate many actions of mankind even in whenever anyone does try to play except upon the a lot of the devil gets into the act. Mr. Rathbone has turned about upon Shakespeare's King Richard 111 who seemed saint when most I play the Or is it just that it is sometimes difficult to tell good from What Others are Saying Search for Inexpensive Schooling With Quantity Important From The Dally News The great debate about American education is now two years if we mark its beginning as the time of the Sputnik crisis of 1957. The in- tensity of interest generated by the Russian achievement had moderated but fortunately there is no sign that it will soon be by II is probably safe to say that public education has been ungraded somewhat because of this period of searching though even this conclusion may be tempered one's definition of progress in an inexact About the only ble fact is that the costs of education are climbing at an alarming This would continue to be the case even if the quality of education remained simply cause more people are re- more education ever This a record 46.5 million students are enrolled in public and from ten through university one- out of every four persons in the United Total ex- associated with this enrollment are mated at more than Seventy-five per cent of the money comes from lic sources local state and federal which means that education ranks second only to defense as a public ex- The high birth rate of re- cent years is a well-known as is the room growth of elementary Yet t a r y school enrollment has in- creased only 60 per cent since 1920. while total school and college enrollment has More students are going to school High school attendance has jumped from 10 to 20 per cent of total school ment since 1920. College en- has soared in the same from 0..6 million And the major effects of the war II baby boom are still to come in the secondary schools and But while the total ment at all levels was the costs of education increased It is worth noting that in the same 40- year period the over-all cost of as measured by the consumer price jumped less than 50 per cent. With both numbers of pils and costs per pupil on the it is evident that the quantity factor alone will continue to push educational expenditures ever There remains the factor of quality to meet the requirements of an ingly complex There can be no doubt that the American people want quality education for their children and for the most part they are willing to pay for it. The question is er the present cost trends will not at some point out- strip the nation's ability to Superimposing extra costs In the name of quality on a system so burdened with quantity could prove to be merely a short cut to a way must be found provide both quantity and yet same time level off the in the cost both public and are hard at work on this For the sake of the national should all hope fervently that they achieve a breakthrough in Under thai Capitol Dome Taxes Are So Permanent I. Nw HMU he What Did She Expect to People's Forum Charges Reorganization Sets Up Government by Decree The governor signed the reorganization 623S. And now the wrecking crews are out smashing up the Wisconsin still has a But by statute and 623S administration of government by and for the people through laws created by the legislature has been We are now to have administration of by In petitions to the ture and to Gov. I challenged that 623S was one of the most destructive bills ever to come before a Wisconsin that it was flagrantly and violently and ed fundamental basic ples of sound It violates constitutional dates that laws shall be re- pealed and laws shall be ated by the The abolished five vital Budget and bureaus of and research and dumps them into one department headed by the commissioner who is given power to de- termine the number of units and to locate and reallocate tions and The ments are abolished and then they are The new emergency board is given power to transfer from one de- to another and to eliminate of government by and for the people of consin under laws by the legislature is and we are to have ad- ministration of government by complete We are to have government by bossism under the type of rule of the boss of a owned We are to have laws created by de- That is what 623S It is tional and It goes back before the Magna I believe it is the worst collection of scrambled os and confusion and con- hodgepodge ever put into a Wisconsin tive Statutes created by the legislature providing duties and functions of these five departments b o 1- ished and still provide that specific duties assigned by the to these departments are the statutory mandates out- lining the duties of the five department Then by decree of the out of the governor's statutes are smashed and repealed and new law created by decree providing that thisT that and the other things shall be the duties of the And new departments are created by decree of the commissioner out of the governor's e Nelson has the est and most expensive staff of any governor in the tory the state and one which could well have ed to gather and provide him with information garding needs of state de- instead of ing to create de- fiance of constitutional and statutory The Governor has put the people of Wisconsin to great expense by cating in his executive office many of the services the provided by statute shall be done by the tor of budget and One of the greatest budget data and 623S great danger for civil service em- ployes in provisions on page 25, lines 12-16 which the treatment of its em- ployes upon the relative value of each services and his competence and That reads It provides roots for abolishing salary schedules based on the job created by work and job specifications and appointment secured after Mr. Joe Nusbaum and his appointees and the civil service board shall determine the relative value of each In this way cal control shall be ed over salary of every civil service 623S was slammed through the legislature with grossest It was heralded as dealing with a few little ing functions and well greased advertising sales methods used to sent it. Two senators who voted to introduce it so as to help give it a bipartisan BY JOHN WYNGAARD The risk of the revenue ures which the governor to su b m i t to the ture is that they won't be the ex- the 1 a b im- Aside the idea of In- come tax withholding which is almost sure to be knocked down again by the Republican the governor must he upon the individual in- come tax to get the 000 in new money he needs to finance what he chooses to call a Parent the anonymous taxpayer out in the state may wonder some day about the legitimacy of the adjectives in the Existing tax revenues are bringing in more money than ever be- but under a so-called v budget expenditures are outrunning the record income by more than 10 per cent. The governor wants to re- vise the income tax across the perhaps rushed to the little opportunity during the rush of the end of the session to try and awaken under- standing as to what was in it. Every Democrat must vote for it because it was a measure for which the ernor demanded Gladys Walsh Madison Express Thanks We wish publicly to thank Mr. Norbert super- intendent County Hospital his staff for care and the interest taken in our E. during the period he was They are to be congratulated on their agement and advanced gram that keep the patients We are Maurine S. Douglas Maxine C. William H. Cahail Calif. Cheers Mrs. Troge Thee cheers for Mrs. bur Troge I read her letter to your newspaper reproduced in the Universe Catholic It is dent she has a great big heart with her open point on the sad man This bus transportation has been a difficult situation or voted against it in finance of 623S is power to committee and on the senate jn regards to parochial governor s ike appropria t i o n s in floor after they found out I hope in the future what was in it. They were can be settled with a happy chairman of and It was rushed through the sembly without hearing and three of one per cent in each haps one per which would steep boost in- deed for all as one can quickly compute with a pencil and the fact present rates range from cent to eight and one half per cent. Ad- ding one per cent to the top with the existing 25 per cent would bring the tatal effective rate of the Wisconsin levy higher than anyone has previously dared to and righer than any other in this PERFORMANCE But the real significance of such action is that the raises would inevitably be- come No one seriously believes whatever the governor may pretend from his cult corner if the goes to all the ble and hazard of boosting the income tax levy more than a voters to such heights this year that it will undo its act in the following This reporter has sat around legislative press leries long enough to know that taxes are not One tax after in my own has been levied with that label in order to lull the and then quietly retained in each succeeding year out a single blush in either legislative chamber about the deception implicit in the act. The permanence of such higher rates would be even more certain if by some miracle the governor suades the legislature to adopt a withholding For one of the powerful appeals of whatever else may said for it with tongue in is that it will lessen the pain of ing taxes for legions of and will also lessen the public awareness that the rates have in fact gone MEANING In such circumstances the chances for basic tax whatever the ous tax advisory sion may finally will go The real haps the only tax revision study is the gent demand for more Once that money de- mand has been if in- most of the steam for the difficult job of rewriting state policy mentally will have All of which will be apparent to the Re- publicans in the state lature and ally those in the state senate who retain a controlling majority position and can veto the expedients at make lump sum or total sum for This violates ord of Wisconsin legislature for long years in demanding mathematical exactness in agreement to all Mrs. George Lacek 6672 Parma Park Parma 30, Ohio Looking Backward St. Mary Church Fair Nets 79 YEARS AGO Quoted from the Appleton Crescent for the week of Nov. 6, 1880. The annual fair and sale of the c o n g r e g ation of St. Mary's Catholic church 25 YEARS AGO Oct. 29, 1934 Organization of a city-wide committee to further a ter Housing program in was to be undertaken at a meeting that Commerce dinner Tuesday Arthur F. er and general manager of the Fox Valley Co-op was to attend the annual get together conference at and They have an obligation to scrutinize not only because of the Democratic regime's earlier pledges for earnest work for tax but on account of their own political There is nothing more clear than that the issue of tax policy will be the one in state politics for a couple of The outsider is templed to suggest that if the governor is really in earnest about tax revision on the in the fall session of the legislature now he could more schy Hall and the place was thronged most of the time by a good humored lot of There was a contest between the respective friends of Mr. J. foreman of the Rogers paper and Mr. T. Pierson of the Atlas The former received 3.384 votes and the latter 667 votes for a handsome gold headed Secondary schools by by FIetcher Knebel After one look at Russia's pictures of the other side of the you wonder why we ever started going steady with outer space in the first TV quiz shows are no problem in Ask body a question and Fidel Castro jumps to the mike and spends five hours denouncing the U. trying to suggest an Steel Workers Boss McDonald had a secret Sooner or later some executive was bound to sign a contract just to get away from McDonald's pipe Russia appears to have located every missing crater the moon except Judge Postmaster General Summerfield plans electronic A letter will cost 15 A nickel to and a dime to bribe the electronic to forget what it Books by and about the old Roosevelt empire sell so well that one writer is now working on the definitive biography of Dr. Wriston was a member of the association's executive board and was a former president of the M. G. was appointed manager of the northern division of the Wisconsin Michigan Power and C. E. Mr. was to come to Appleton as superintendent of power for the Ray was elected president of Fox er Valley Foresters tion meeting at Fond du Miss Marion Zimmerman was leader at the meeting of Baptist voung People's 10 YEARS AGO Oct. 31, 1949 William E. received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry at the University of He was employed at Ind. Tom head ball coach and athletic di- rector at St. Norbert was to be the cipal speaker at the annual Appleton Junior Chamber of and new Wisconsin bridge having won over a field of 56 pairs in the annual state tournament at the Northland Green so painful as to provide ab- solute insurance of public insistence to the politicians for reform in the 1961 GRIN AND BEAR IT By no use to West because you 3 behind on television For capitalists would immediately send you
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