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   Vidette-Messenger, The (Newspaper) - January 29, 1954, Valparaiso, Indiana                               UK Wither Considerable cloudiness low 30 to Saturday considerable cloudiness and high 33 to 40. Flint Lake temperatures mini- 2 p. 34. HOME OF VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY Vol. 176 Telephone. 2-7601 and 2-7611 January 1954 United Press Leased Wire Five Cents SWEITZER HEADS STATE WELFARE 3 Western Nations Demand Reds Agree To German Problem Strange things happen some- times in reporting the news. A lot' of headlines featured the fact that j il. DeWitt former Circuit I. By JOSEPH W. GRIGG Press Staff Jan. 29 The Western foreign min- had been shifted from indi- isters demanded today that Russia agree to German unifi- ana Public Welfare administrator cation and warned that failure to settle the German prob- llem may bring disaster for us In an attempt to stop soviet stalling on the German issue the West- to become Chairman of the Alco-1 holic Beverage commission. Working On Changes To Bricker Plan By UNITED PRESS Senate Republican Leader j William F. Knowland reported pro- today on a bipartisan substitute for the proposed Bricker amendment which President Eisenhower is fighting. Knowland said the substitute will be finished during the day. He would not predict its but i he said he is convinced sen- Jan. were having an uneasy time today after the woman who Three Civic Proposals Studied By Legislators Gets Bid Woman Advertises To Sell Her Husband ate will pass some form of consti- tutional on presiden- treaty powers. The politically battle torn ABC foreign ministers first introduced in the Big Four conference aj gen. John W. Bricker has advertised to sell her mate got a seen the substitute. He refused to and an editor warned whether he will that somebody mav not be kidding. attracted so much attention that there was only casual mention that Richard H. of would succeed Owen as Public Welfare administrator. Without belittling the hot seat into which Judge Owen was projected in the it is a fact that state welfare touches a lot more people. k He Those dealing with the ABC are chiefly politicians who want to make money from the sale of alco- holic beverages. State welfare is a multi-million dollar state resolution providing that Russia's call for a disarmament conference be to the United Nations. People Set Forest Park Records Receipts and attendance at the public golf course at Forest Park showed a marked increase in 1953 over the previous Harold and'Tocal project that paid assist- city recreation has ance to persons in Indiana announced in his annual report. in December alone of this year. TREND IS TO RETURN WELFARE TO TOWNS It also marked the first time in recent history that the course show- ed a he added. j Receipts were up more than t f l_ I I iliVfi V. llAUAt The new head of state public 70Q oycr lgg2 and attondance welfare .s a graduate of Wabash was increosed by almost 1900 resides in Knightstown and came to the state welfare set- up in been in In addition to the boom in busi- VLr u c ness at the golf Rogers said 1945. He had af_ business of manufacturing i b tl all with his father. Sweitzer served tendance at state welfare as personnel director broke and commodity director and for i s previous the past year has been m air k.of tive assistant of welfare under ln JHM' 0 city parks drew x total par- Welfare has been a battleground j ticipants ancl spec- of conflicting ideas of how it tators. should be run. only second to the I city controversial Alcoholic Beverage I Parks and playgrounds ended 1953 commission i w'1'1 a balance of which t is about S7.500 more than the bal- Those who wanted to get the I ance at the beginning of the year. Hal Rogers Federal and state governments out of welfare and to put responsibil- Park receipts plus the beginning balance totaled ex- ity and control in the hands of the penditures were leav- local units cf government as ex-' ing the SI 1.000 balance. emplified in Administrator Owen The golf course showed have been winning. Less empha-1 in receipts for 1953. Golfers num- eis was put on trained social work-1 bored last which is an srs and they left the state Welfareiincrca.se of 1.883 participants over British Foreign Secretary An- thony speaking for all three Western chief then de- cept or oppose it. The senator has insisted that any compromise measure must contain What bothered the men of this small community in the Louisiana strawberry belt was that only Edi- i to find he said. know who put it but I'm not telling. She said she was doing it as a but I kinda doubt it. You never can tell about He said the who offered S5.000 for the hus- objected that the ad-placer's price of was too especially since the ad He said another woman said she would to try him but manded the German situation be the key principle ot his tor xed ilusser of the Poor taken up at once He presented a. which would re the house and j Ncws knew wmch wife placed the five-point unification and sometimes state jn nis weekiy newspaper. said a reunited Germany must be to pass legislation before j -They're driving us wild trying i the price was free to associate wHh any other nation or nations peaceful j This was a clear rejection of so- j some kinds of treaties could be- come law. larly if he's a poor She liked what the rest of the ad however. It One husband. Thirtyish. intelligent. I dcrful extremely affection-1 Rule' Is Sought On Local Level Hussek said most of the female inquirers objected to the price and one wrote that the wife a lot of nerve to ask that much just for a when have a hard time giving hers Follows George Line Bricker said the substitute t'ol- viet demands that if j lows the lines of a proposal by Sen. j be forbidden to join either Walter F. George which the North Atlantic Treaty organi- would provide that no treaty j zation or the European pact. Engineering Firm Leases French foreign minister Georges Bidault introduced the allied reso- lution to send the soviet disarma- ment conference proposal to the U. N. In doing so Bidault challenged Russia to join the West in nouncing and aid to aggressors anywhere in the world. Hurls Strong Hint Bedault implied strongly that the Viet Minn communist aggression in as well as any threat of renewed war in must be removed before any step was made toward calling a disarmament con- ference. Soviet Foreign Minister Vyache- slav M. Molotov touched off the defense j could supersede the constitution 'and that any international agreement than a affecting domestic law would have to be approved by both houses of congress. Although Bricker said he had made no decision about the bipar- tisan he had said George's proposal was not accept- able to him. I Price Dictates Award Other congressional Army Undersecretary John Slezak told the Senate Armed I Holds Sub-Contract On Portion of New Toll Road Project Representatives of the J. Steph- en Watkins consulting engineers of Lexington. today leased ofiices at 16 N. Washington where engineering head- Services committee that price alone quarters during the survey and con. dictated award of a 200-million-dol- lar tank contract to General Mo- tors instead of Chrysler Corp. Chrysler was the only other and the committee is investigating the award. Slezak said the two disarmament conference proposal eompanjcs had about equal ability at the end of Thursday's meeting to the tanks but that Gcn- in another attempt to bring Com-1 Motors' bid was 18 million dol- lars lower. Sen Estes Kefauver wondered if it wasn't dangerous to concentrate tank pro department almost when 'he state administration changed. Here is a brief look at the enor- nous job that Administrator Sweitzer has inherited with the shifting of Owen to ABC DEPARTMENT IS LOW ON OPERATING FUNDS 1952. Course receipts in 1952 were S5.764. A breakdown of the record total attendance by Rogers showed Kirch- hoif park with Tower Forest South and West 6.537. More Figures Cited munist China into world discus- sions the back Secretary of State John Foster British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and Bidault map- ped out at a secret meeting today their plan to try to sidetrack the disarmament conference proposal and get going on German Austrian treaties. today's recog- nized Bidault as soon as the meet- ing opened. struction of approximately 12 miles of the Porter county phase of the Indiana Toll road will be maintained. Making the announcement today was H. T. an associate of the engineering and W. T. project engineer in charge of the local office. Carmichael stated that actual field survey operations on the duction in one firm. Slezak defend- scheduled to begin roughly just ed the award as within the Lake county west Stat Sen. Bernard Tomp- chairman of a New York legislative comumittee on charity told the House Veterans committee that the Disabled Amer- ican Veterans spent too much of the money it collected to pay the costs of collecting it. Vivian D. Bidault asked that the disarma-1 DAV national ment proposal be referred to charged before the committee last The State Welfare department j box pet shows. s operating on a budget for the j band hobby and iresent fiscal year that was passed i other types drew 25.889 spectators Special events such as the soap U. N. commission further to it by the last administration. the time of the legislature ex- for welfare were a tar- get. The assemblymen made some irbitrary cuts. -t As a result the State Welfare lepartment will soon have to go to he budget committee and ask for idditional funds under the escala- or clause of the act tf There is no dodging the issue on page column On World News Fronts isastrous the second in two destroyed more than 1.- 00 refugee shacks today and left Korean homeless. Uncon- irmed reports said three Koreans ied. Formosa. 'he of the nationalist ome ministry charged today the ommunists were preparing to start shooting in Korea. TOKYO. Red China 'oreign Minister Chou En-Lai de- bribed the Korean situation as and participants. and spring activites drew a total of 15.981. Separate from the financial report of the recreation department showed receipts of S19.429.63. and of The hard ball newly insti- tuted last up in 1953 with a balance of S468.35. A further breakdown of park receipts gives totals of in in golf course re- and miscellaneous receipts of 3286.10 for the total. would put it aside indefinitely. Gary Man Facing Fraud Charges In Two Communities week that criticisms by the New York group were part of a to curb veterans benefits. Tomp- kins said Corbly's charge was ''hog- Supreme Former Su- preme Court Justice Owen J. Rob- erts asked a Senate Judiciary sub- j committee to approve a proposed constitutional amendment to keep nn iCVJULiititJAHicii LV vv-w James F. Johns was j css from ever intorfering with jailed here Thursday on a hj h court The of allegedly obtaining money ed h Sen John Marshan under false pretenses from Butler would fix thc num. Renews Plea For Clothing Red Cross Seeks To Assist Three Explosion Victims No clothing for Mrs. Anna Miller and her two daughters has yet been received by the local Red Mrs. Carroll Masterson re- vealed today as she made another appeal to area residents to con-' tribute clothing for the 23-year-old j Gary ton mother and daughters whose home was destroyed Tues-' day by an explosion which killed her husband ancl two-year-old .son. Mrs. executive-secre- local persons. Porter County Sheriff Les Hine- line and Valparaiso Police Chief Dale W. Gott took Johns into cus- tody in Gary Thursday afternoon after he had been released on S5.- 000 bond after arrest on similar charges there. Bond here was set at but was not posted. The Porter Circuit court crimi- nal charge was signed by Mrs. Elmer 1403 who ber of justices at the present retire them at and bar congress from re.stricting the court's juris- diction. 90 Pints of Blood Drawn Ninety pints of blood were drawn at Thursdav's Red Cross of Portage and continue east for 12 will start about Feb. 8. The engineering whose firm was sub-let the 12 mile toll road contract by the J. E. Greiner of consulting engineers on the entire stated that during the design per- iod a maximum of 20 key engi- neers from the firm's personnel will be in Valparaiso during the two years it is estimated will be needed to complete the contracted portion. Will Need Workers In chainmen and other departments of person- nel will be hired in Carmichael stated. Housing facilities for at least a half dozen of the married members of key personnel being brought will be needed. Carmichael also announced that housing and apartment rental fa- cilities will be needed for the mar- ried and single members of the key personnel being brought here from Kentucky. Local owners of such real estate are asked to con- tact the firm in Lexington or await publication of a future notice as when they will be needed. IT COULD BATON Jan. 29 responded when Barbara Leonard sent a parked auto through the plate glass window of a grocery store. Barbara shook her head when asked if she had a driv- er's license and only giggled when police demanded an ex- planation. Barbara is two- V. U. Evening School Plans Are Reported Extension and evening classes for the second collegiate semester were announced today by Prof. Paul director of adult education for Valparaiso univer- sity. Nine college credit courses will be offered at six extension and evening class centers. Evening classes on VU campus will be Art for Elementary Teach- ers and Teaching of Social Studies in the Elementary school. Classes will meet in the Science beginning at 7 p. m. The two-credit course in art will be given by Mrs. Harry Bicknell on beginning Feb. 2. The three-credit course in Social Stu- dies will be taught by Dr. Richard G. Kroenke on be- ginning Feb. 3. Fee Is Nominal Interested persons may register for a nominal fee at the first class meeting. Persons not interested in receiving credit may enroll as au- ditors for half fee. Advance reg- istration or information may be acquired by mail or phone from Prof. Seehausen. For the first time Valparaiso uni- versity will offer an extension course in Michigan City. Dr. Kroen- ke will give a three-credit course in teaching of arithmetic in the elementary school. The class will meet at 7 p. m. on be- ginning Feb. at the Purdue cen- ter in Michigan City. Crown Point will be the center for a Valparaiso university class in teaching of Science in the Elemen- tary school. Charles super- Reasons For Added Polio Funds Cited Porchlight Drives In Chesterton and Here Are Planned Extra funds must be raised in this year's March of Dimes cam- paign for the coming testing pro- gram of the new polio vaccine to protect persons against Rob- ert Center township drive explained today in urg- ing area contributors to light their porch lights for the mothers' march on polio Chesterton mothers will call on homes in their vicinity and the mothers' march in Valpa- raiso is scheduled for Sunday be- tween 7 and S p. m. Persons miss- ed here when the mothers stop at the houses with lighted porch lamps and wishing to contribute may call 2-6933 and a special pick- up will be Tank said. The vaccine is a new develop- ment that will provide protection in the same way a small pox vac- i cination provides protection against small Tank said. Ac- tual polio germs are injected in so- lution into the body and the body's natural reaction is to manufacture antibodies which canble the per- son to fight off polio. Immune To Polio the person vaccinated Gross Income Tax Share Requested Jan. 29 legislators to- day studied three proposals offered by the state's munici- pal league to relieve the growing financial burdens of cities. The program was presented Thursday in a meeting held at Purdue university betw.een a sub. committee of the Legislative Ad. visory committee and about 35 mayors and other of the Municipal league. Attorney Charles Peller and City Councilman Don Will repre- sented Valparaiso's city government at the sub-committee- Outlines League's Aims League President Ivan outlined his organization's aims as 1. Share in the distribution of the cigarette tax. 2. Share in the distribution of alcoholic bever-. _ age taxes. 3. Repeal the gross income tax on municipal re- ceipts. Jlayors empha- sized the need for on a local and declared that per- sonal taxes high property were as as they Sen. Van Ness Of extreme interest to Valparai- visor'of Lake h and Porter county res.dents ._- Tho i serve as the instructor. The three- VI V-l VS..7O JIlC-lIIl. CC asserts Johns claiming to repre at the Amt.lican ln'Carmichael s announcement thatjcredu course be sent the Kool Vent Awning com-jhall from Kouts be uan interchange and1 defrauded her iso Technical _ _P r Miss Ann of donors. The collection again fell for a door cover. City police of its 125 pint goaL ported another Valparaiso resident An unusually high number of a toll plaza where the toll road is scheduled to cross over Highway ripntv 49. This will be the only Porter beginning Feb. at 7 p. m. in the Bounty superinten- county the official stated. Other Centers Set At LaPorte _ High Prof. Rudolph C. Waldschmidt will give a and a Chesterton resident have'Dersons were rejecfed for medical Recently the firm of Hazlet and i t r i -j- ii ii ui VIOL 11 il nut. miJ. tlVU also complained of being victim-. and other Mrs. Carroll IErdal- Chicago consulting engi- three.credit course in General Psv- iwl hv Jnllnc executive secretary of I neers was awarded the sub-con- Thjs dass wm meet on i i. i _ i ft____ j_ lifar'T nino m nt tnn tnll ized by Johns. Most of U. S. Enjoys Above Zero Weather the local Red Cross said to- in revealing the results. She 43 persons who wished to j tract for nine miles of the toll road in LaPorte county and four miles west in Porter county. Headquar- By UNITED PRESS I donate had been rejected. The itcrs for firm will be in West- I Red Cross usually anticipated only vllle- was announced. about 19 rejects at a collection. The Red Cross collections have failed to reach the goals in the .T Ol tflc IllSL ll 1T1G 111 TWO WCCKS 1XT I A vt 01 1 ittt i Jtll '11 U LI V l l 1XT I today an'd said the U. N tary of the local Red Cross sub-zero weather almost -leparted '3 P'nts WCIT eneral assembly should meet im- said that although a half dozen i from the country and the midwest August 15 Northwestern School Heads To Here icdiately to discuss it. also is premier of Red lid representatives of his country nd North Korea should be invited i the proposed meeting. persons had called wishing to' warmed up while the mercury WASHINGTON. Igor j the soviet code ho broke a red spy network give clothing for Mrs. none of the articles were of the right .size. She added that no jone had called to contribute cloth- ling for the children Sizes 14 Or 16 The mother wears sizes 14 or Her daughters are Diana today warned the United I and Anna whose fates to keep a close eye on Mrs- Masterson estimated at let Ambassador Georgi N. ancl seven. Mrs. Masterson re jbin. Gouzenko noted that Za- jbin was head of the Russian minded that the three had escaped the blast and fire with only the Tibassy in Ottawa in 1945 when iclothps lhcy wcre wearing and it least nine independent all types of clolhinc. were operating. Zarubin Pcrsons to contribute as later sent to Washington by is government. MONTREAL. A im roamed free in this today and walked in ar that they might be next to el the sharp sting of his razor i their legs. anadian metropolis lousands of women PARIS. A nationwide of nuiscnct strikes intended yield to demands for an 18 per- nt increase in minimum wages ipeared today to have fizzled at main point of attack. have been asked to telephone the Red or Mrs. Master- 3-6241. The Red Cross will pick up all clothing donated. The local office asked to collect clothing by the Millers' Garyton neighbors who have already col- lected money for the family. dropped in Eastern cities Below zero cold was restricted to three small areas of the country and 90. The next collection will be March 11. County school superintendents from 15 northwestern Indiana County's Coroner early Red River ReDOHtS On IttCOITie of the New England and northeastern Montana. with 12 Elmer T. coroner Porter has reported a 1953 Mondays beginning Feb. at 7 I p. m. At Dr. Oliver E. Graeb- ner will give a three-credit course in General Psychology on beginning Feb. 8. and Mrs. Lyda Palmer will offer a three-credit course in The Family on Thurs- beginning Feb. 11. These clas.ses will meet from to p. m. and from to p. m. at Norman Beatty hospital. A three-credit course in The counties will meet in Valparaiso Farnily will bo given in at next Porter Supt. M. E. Soulh side Lnlhpr Hi..h Dinsmoore announced today. South Side Luther 87th ancl Kedzie. The sched- dared yet failed to meet the financial needs of cities. Air Complaints League officials claimed the legislature continually gives cities new but fails to provide the source of funds for their operation. They asked a broader tax and suggested that a percentage of state income tax be returned to cities. Lt. Gov. Harold Handley said it was imposisble to foresee the surplus accumulated by the and he urged suggestions for work- ing out both temporary and long- range solutions. The meeting was called by Sen. becomes immune to Tank j John W. Van Ness said. He added that the germs in- chairman of the legislative com- jectcd are dead and harmless. The I mittee. Other committee members vaccine will be tested on 'more than a million second graders throughout the country during 1954. The vaccine has already were Sen. Von A. Eichhorn Rep. Walter Maehling and Rep. Earl J. Aders been tested for its safety and the Visiting legislators were Sens. Charles Maddox and Burr Sheron and Reps. Thomas Crigler and George W. McDermott new tests will determine its effec- tiveness. Tank said extra funds are need- ed this year for producing the vac- testing it nine times for pur- ity before it is and for the inoculation program. He added the vaccine should not be confused with gamma a whole blood derivative that pro- vides only temporary protection from polio. Gamma globulin was developed several years ago and I proved its worth last year in epi- MILWAUKEE Early accounts demic Tank commented. He tell of Solomon Milwaukee Domestic News Briefs added that this program is also continuing as are person- nel training and all fi- nanced through the National In-1 fantile Paralysis foundation's I WASHINGTON Sen- ate-house conferees agreed Thurs- winning an election by simply setting out -a barrel of whis- key and a dipper. March of Dimes. In the mothers' march on legislation which would al- polio netted President Eisenhower to ap- in the LaPorte city and rural 30 Additional federal judfles. totaled The March of IThe measure is a compromise of Dimes ends Sunday and local i differences between bills passed chairmen expect to tabulate re- Vear by senate and suits immediately afterwards. Barber Finds 'Live' Shell was the coldest spot in the nation.' income of S495 in compliance with and generally fair weath-ja new state law requiring finan- was the rule froir the Rockies I cial statements from all elected to the Appalachians. county and township officials. But New York had a reading of Johnson reported S460 received 17 degrees and other from per diem and inquests and Coast areas were feeling the for mileage. There is no of chill weather. salary for the position. will be held in Dinsmoore's i Lutheran church in Palos Park. office at the courthouse. Also at Luther South in Chicago Township trustees will hold Dr. Luther P. Koepke will teach a their regular February meeting in three-crer'it course in Comparative Kouts Feb. 11. Trustee Chris'Religion. This class will meet on Pflcdderer will be host at the 11 beginning Feb. at p. school dinner meeting. 17 p. m. Penn vs. Wisconsin Members of Two Groundhog Clubs Engage In Verbal Tiff Jan. the Punxsutawney's wood- Members of the famed chuck's annual Feb. 2 weather cement 'blok Punxsutawney Groundhog club re-i probably wouldn't Miller's five-room cement block home claimed the lives of Lloyd Ray and Lloyd Wayne 2. Mrs. Miller escaped with minor burns and cuts and her daughters wcre uninjured. They are presently living with _ mf'ti j. i w in j i uiiA.tuKi a cum- William in Hammond. who has dis-1munity of some for decades has been considered the weather i came from Wally execu- capital of the world on Groundhog J tive board member of the Sun Day- club. He said several of Punxy's re-1 p r i z e Sun Prairie groundhogs old emerges from i would appear on television next 1 his winter home atop Gobbler's j Tuesday. fused today to recognize a j recognize a real groundhog if they dog's as a challenge to one. ......C1 towns 50-year-old reputation as I too dignified to engage Knob Feb. 2 to issue his tradi-j 'That proves that Wisconsin grouna-nog capital of the jn a controversy with an insignifi- tional forecast. His club is a a Punxsutawney world. 'cant Wisconsin another swear that spring is just around' resident said. Club President Sam Light said member the a thriving com- jthc corner if he fails to spot his shadow. The challenge to Punxsutawney old seer already has his TV rating. He's an old radio performer LA PORTE L. McMahan. wai fa- tally injured Thursday when his auto struck a curb in the center of a dual lane highway and over-turn- ed five miles south of here. State police said the accident occurred This newspaper article might I when McMahan passed a south- have started with a but j bound car on U. S. 35. then re- fortunately a local barber found' mained in the passing lane. He an unexplodcd 20-millimeter gun j was thrown fron. the auto and died before some I shortly afterwards in Holy Family j hospital here. looked on thc sidewalk in front of. Doc and Frank's barbershop on Lafayette street just south of Lincolnway as he was on his way to work he spotted the shell beside a park-1 ing meter. The shell's firing pin was still intact. on .showing it to WIIM T vwwtiii said he was happy Gop that he found it because it pos- sibly might have spared a tragedy in the community. The re- RUSHVILLE M. Rush county bid today for the Indiana legislature seat to be vacated by Rep. Philip H. Willkie. Waggoner announced Thursday he will be a candidate for the republican nation for the House from Rush and Henry normally in portedly of the type coming off the assembly line at the Kings- bury Ordnance will be turn- ed over to police for disposal. PASS IDENTICAL BILLS Jan. house and senate unani- mously passed identical bills Wed- nesday to let the government con- tinue paying allotments to depend- ents of servicemen missing in Korea until July 1955. The present law expires Monday. of St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic church made preliminary plans to- day to rebuild their church. The structure burned Thusday with all its including a chalice given the Rev. Joseph A. Lenk his ordination and mementoes from his army service. EAST Mich. Assistant Defense Secretary John A. Hannah exprewed the viction today that shootinf is not a strong probability tor time to   

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