Ludington Daily News, January 20, 1954

Ludington Daily News

January 20, 1954

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Ludington Daily News (Newspaper) - January 20, 1954, Ludington, Michigan PERSONTO PERSON CLASSIFIED ADS 1 THE LUDINGTQN DAILY NEWS An Independent Newspaper Serving Mason County and Surrounding Area Snow and much colder tonight and VOLUME 65 JANUARY 20 1954 Whats Doing in The World US and Sfafe PANMUNJOM W today turned over antiRed prison ers to the North Korean broadcasts declared the action destroys the Released prisoners were to be taken to CHICAGO new cold wave swept down on the central plains today From wind and subzero temperatures hit the Rocky Mountain area and were heading for the NEW DELHI Wl Pandit said today release the Korean war prisoners did not les sen the need of a General Assembly meeting on the entire Korean WASHINGTON Jft The whole sale food price index has showed a decline for the first time in 11 Dun Bradstrcet reported England MV Turkish President Celal Bayar left today aboard the Mauretania for a months visit to the United States at the invitation of Presi dent NEW DELHI release of Korean War prisoners which be gan today does lessen the need for a General Assembly dis cussion of the whole Korean prob Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit told a press conference here to president of the said she has a reasonable hope that the Assembly will meet in at Indias to consider the Korean WASHINGTON Ml The Forces dream of a separate acad emy of its own conies a step closer as the house takes up its Both Republican and Democratic leaders predict quick passage for the administrationapproved the first major House legislation of the new Senators gird for a pos sible night session after Morse RInd blocks an agree ment to limit debate on a bill to allow participation in build ing a Lawrence Sea way supporters report Difk scn until now an may switch to their UnAmerican A tussle within the House Un American Activities Committee waxes hotter with a charge by its senior Walter of that Chairman Velde RI11 broke con gressional rules in firing Louis his top staff before a special subcommittee had made a Cotton SenateHouse conferees dicker over differences between Senaleand House passed bills to boost acreage allotments for cot ton farmers in Bricker Amendment Georgias taking a leading role for the Democrats in the dispute o v e r a proposed constitutional amendment on treaty urges Republicans to put their dif fering views on it to a Senate GOP leader Knowland of Califor nia has no compromise yet that is acceptable to both administration forces and the backers of IS GIVEN Betty Greiner of Mason county Cherry Pie Queen of 1954 is shown in the top photo receiving her prize from Herban of Mason County Fruit Growers Pictured left to Miss Diane Anton of second place winner Miss Greiner Janet Briggs of third place winner Her and Dean district 4H club A closeuo of Miss Greiner with her prizewinning pie is shown New Conlin Plan for Revising Tax Split Is Filed LANSING MVThe new Conlin plan for revision of the sales tax diversion amendment appeared in the House Rollo Conlin RTipUuO filed for introduction a proposed constitutional amendment to re move the timebomb effect of the present diversion of state sales tax money to schools and local Conlin said the new plan had the approval of school and local offi The plan would divert a flat two cents of the threecent tax to the This would the present one half cent the schools get directly and the annual appro I priation of school aid mandated by the diversion The two cents would be returned to the schools in the year in which it is The present school aid appropriation must be based on the previous years sales tax col This is the timebomb Conlin seeks to Under the the schools would be required to take over the annual contribution to teachers re tirement the state now Even Conlin the schools will get the same amount of money they got This years version eliminates last years controversial proposal to liquidate the voter ans trust fund to tide the schools over the transition from the old to the new The 1953 plan died before it reached a vote on the House Opposition of veterans organiza tions was one of the Conlin said the proposal is to let the transition work itself out na turally by deferring the effective ness of the change to July The onehalf cent of the sales tax now going to cities and town ships would be left unchanged ex cept that public hospital patients and prison inmates would be dropped from the population counts of local units in which they were Betty Greiner Wins County Pie Contest By SUE ELLIOTT The Mason County Cherry Pie baking contest to select the Mason County Cherry Queen for 1954 was held Tuesday afternoon in the Home Economics room of Luding ton High The first place winner which was announced by Evelyn Thompkins and S k i n n c r of Hart and Douglas judges of the Pie Baking was Miss Betty daughter of and William Route Luding Betty who is a junior at Ludington High school and this is her second year to enter the Ma son County Pie Baking The second place winner was Miss Diane Anton of Riverton who is 15 and third place winner was Miss Bricker but hasnt given up says he Postal Key senators on the Post Office Committee say Post master Genera Summerfield may get the 240 million dollar postal rate boost he but it may also be offset by congressional ap proval of a 200 million dollar pay hike for postal GIRL WANTED For typing and gen eral office Apply by calling 166 for appointment for CARROM INDUSTRIES Young Severs Ties with NEW YORK Robert clear of all connections with the Chesapeake Ohio Rail was free today to achieve his ambition of controlling the New York Central he The 56yearold Texasborn fin ancier announced Tuesday night that he and a group of associates are quitting the and severing all ties that have kept him from setting on the Central The announced that Young had resigned as board chairman of the With him went his companion in an astonishing rise to Allan who stepped out as a director of the Among those remaining with the railroad is Walter president and For years most dis cussed and unorthodox figure in American talked of controlling the The extent of Youngs present holdings of New York Central not be learned im and the Allegheny Janet of Other contestants Miss Mary who is of Luding ton Miss Phyllis of Cus Miss Judy of Cus ter Miss Irma Jean 14 of Riverton Miss Yvonne 16 of Scottvillc Miss Patty 14 of Frecsoil and Miss Carol Ann Malkowski 16 of The points on which the girls were judged were as follows Method of preparation which in arrangement of ingredients and equipment 20 sequence of work 40 techniques used 40 manual skill and ease of carrying out technique 50 Quality of 100 points even golden brown minimum of wrinkles or cracks 50 texture 150 flavor 100 flavor 130 consistency 120 Personal qualifications of posture 30 na tural poise 50 points and grooming 50 The girls were also judged on their ability to express as they were each required to give a short speech on what the Cherry Pie Baking contests meant to Betty the first place win will be in Grand Rapids for the Michigan contest on 11 and from there the winner will go to Chicago for the national Cherry Pie Baking MERTON SMITH ROMEO Morton former publisher of the Romeo dead at the age of Smiths newspaper career spanned 70 He died Mon Blizzard Heads Toward Midwest By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Another blizzard swept across sections of the Rocky Mountains and Plains states today and headed into the Temperatures dropped to nearly 40 degrees beiow zero in Montana today as the icy blasts from Ca nada whistled across the border and pushed Falls of from 3 to 6 inches of snow were in prospect for many The snow belt today ex tended from Minnesota southwest ward through Readings of sub zero were general across Montana and the Dakotas with the zero line ex tended from around southwestward into western Neb It was but foggy and over most of the Midwest and in wide artas in the East and PRICE FIVE CENTS Award Contract for Insurance Trustees of Union School district 1 of Ludington awarded the contract for insurance for the new jujnior high school to Kinney at a special meeting of the board held Tuesday at the office of The board considered bids for in surance and awarded the contract to Kinney when it appeared that the savings to the district would be a substantial Water Damage Great at Autopulse Plant NAMED OUTSTANDING PORT HURON The Cham ber of Commerce has named Ned program and sports director of radio station Port outstanding young man of BATTLE firemen are shown pouring water into the Autopulse plant fire They are shown along the east wall of the plant directing streams of water on a large quantity of cardboard boxes stored Several firemen were overcome by the dense smoke that poured from the building while fighting the Tax Commission Representative Meeting with Supervisors Today Stanley of Michigan state lax is in Lud ington today to confer with Mason county board of supervisors in preparation for The board recessed this morning until a second representative of the commission arrived from Lans ing to join Blackmer in dis with the the tax situation in this At Tuesday afternoons session thr board voted to rent a house at Mason county airport to Jensen Jensen has been renting this house from the county for several The annual report of Mason county social welfare board was accepted on motion William Bacon with support by Glen The report was sub mitted by Robert chairman of the Also in ttrndanee from the board were Fred Schocn iT and the Herbert Following the adoption of Wallace The wel fare hoard should be congratulated for turning in such a good report in all It shows good dgment and good business ad Mis Elna of Mason county 1 spoke to the board on two j stock could The Young interests then working control of the New York Central as early as But they were forbidden from exercising it by the Interstate Commerce Commission in a move against interlocking railroad direc aided by Woolworth heir Kirby and with a shoestring in vestment of three million took control of the 900milliondol lar AJleghany in 1937 in more than a billion dol Koreans Head for UN Freedom By FORREST EDWARDS i freedom at midnight PANMUNJOM W of I Red ChinaPeiping radio Wed anti Communist Chinese and Ko rean war prisoners today streamed southward from Indianguarded stockades in Koreas neutral zone as the deadline neared for their release as At 8 5 CST the last of more than POWs crossed the flood lighted border into South The final group of more than Chinese was due about 10 An American officer said all of the Chinese would be aboard land ing ohips for the voyage to For mosa by The Command has nesday night repeated its warning that any unilateral action with regard to the prisoners of war is absolutely But the warning was mildly worded and officials said the Reds apparently had accepted the Indian Com mands decision to return unre patriated prisoners as an ac complished The transfer went smoothly despite minor hitches and a cold drizzling At least twice the southward flow of prisoners was No Koreans appeared for an hour early in the but there lars worth of railroad promised all of the prisoners their was no Earlier dispute over a prisoner asking re patriation halted the movement of Eighty Jive prisoners 54 Chinese and 31 Koreans of the first returned asked be repatriated to their Red ruled the This is slightly more than one half of one per far less than the 4 per cent who asked repatria tion during personal interviews with POWs late last A handful of British and South Korean prisoners who chose to stay with the Communists remained in their neutral zone The Indians planned to turn them back to the Please Turn to Page Column 6 discussing briefly the March of of which she is cochair man with Robert and the problems arising from in creasing school In speaking of the polio Miss Hansen pointed out that this year considered more or less a peak year inasmuch as tests are to be made in certain selected counties in every state of a vac it is will prove a permanent preventive against infantile She explained that this proven vaccine similar to the vaccines used against typhoid fever and other diseases and taken from three of dead which put into an oil solution and then injected into the bodies of A deal of money is needed this year to make these tests pos In discussing HIP school prob Miss Manscn displayed a which flu present population of the schools of the both public and In the grade of the five high schools there arc 219 in the llth in the and in the She gave the figures for the elementary grades 334 Mi 305 403 351 then pointed out that there are 470 451 four 433 424 oneyea and 390 below all of whom will be in school before Whethw this means that the birth rate reached its peak with the present kindcrgartners and is I ifant Miss HanstM but it does indicate that the school populaion of the county will remain high for at least 20 with the Cham bers of Commerce of the county seeking to bring in new that means more Of course new industry also more but we will have more chil dren in our The load in schools in the county is pretty heavy and is crowding the grade Where there were 25 or 30 in Ihe rural grade there now are 35 and 40 and Some of the schools are meeting to Column 3 Sparfan Hits Breakwater Arm The carfcrry Spartan hit the firm of the breakwater while entering Ludinglon denting the hull and damaging the star board propellar at today While the ferry sustained little damage to its there was no it will be necessary to put i into drydock to replace the pro Raymond super intendcnl of said today A thick fog obscured visibility as the ship was making a run from Harold Alt schwagor is skipper of the to Charge Boy with Assault DETROIT Cpurt is being asked to waive jurisdiction over the 16y carold boy who ad mits he ice pick stabbing of Ross The which followed a liigli school basketball game Fri day has led to a ban on night prep athletics in a re covering in Receiving Four other youths involved in the attack on and two other players pleaded innocent when ar raigned in Recorders Tues Of legal they were charged with assault and Their bonds were set at each pend ing trial The waiver request on the Hi yearold was made by Assistant Prosecutor Helen If it is granted the youth could be tried for with intent to The offense carries a maximum sen tence of life Eight high school games were played yesterday afternoon and fan attendance fell Thirtyfour a heavier guard than were assigned to rover the There were no The Weather Weather Bureau Forecast Northwestern Lower Michigan Occasional rain and warmer today rain changing to snow and much colder tonight Thursday tnow flurries and much Light variable winds today becoming northerly 1525 mph late tonight and High today low tonight high tomorrow flinlxisl tifiupriiiturf one year a so lo Jiv lowest temperature this lain nincc M In i in The sun rs today at and ThurMlay at moon riMs today al and TluirKtlay at flip observation station lor 24 hours ending at 12 noon Maximum minimum OPPOSE AMENMDENT GRAND RAPIDS six of approximately 200 Grand Ra pids attorneys have joined in a public opposing the pro posed Bricker amendment limiting the treatymaking powers of the president of the United Baffle Blaze for 8 Hours A costly fire Tuesday night in the storage section of the Autopulse plant on Dowland street shut down manufacturing operations tv Unofficial estimates of the dam age ranged as high as but neither Fire Chief Arthur Lange or insurance inspectors would com ment until they had made further surveys No estimate of the damage was available but Kozarek of manager of the West ern Adjustment and Inspection termed the loss heavy and roughly estimated that the damage would be in the neighborhood of president of Autopulse said production would be started as soon as pos Workmen this afternoon started cleaning up the pumping out water and restoring power The fire apparently started in the engineering room where the firms electric fuel pumps are in Chief Lang said that the fire may have started from defec tive igniting a large quan tity of cardboard Firemen had difficulty getting at the The storage deck is lo cated on the east end of the build ing near the Also stored there was a large quantity of pumpa ready for Firemen fought the blaze for nearly eight hours but had it under control about 8 The plant suffered considerable water and smoke Autopulse moved to Lud ington from Detroit in 1947 into a building erected by Ludington busi The firm manufactures fuel pumps for installation on buses and Ludington police Qjffjcers 13 traffic suWnftnis to Iittftijjjl6iv who ran Over fire hoses and they will be Firemen are grateful to Salva tion Army personnel who served coffee provided by the Nelson cafe during the night and to Mason County American Red which provided a meal for firemen when the blaze brought under ig was Senate Debates Seaway 6th Day WASHINGTON M The first night session of the session was a possibility today as the Senate readied its sixth day of debate on liie Lawrence Majority Leader Knowiand R blocked Tuesday by Morse findOre from limiting de late at this announced he was considering a night session to bring the debate to a The Senate is arguing on a bill o allow American participation with Canada in building the 27 footdeep waterway up the Law rence from the Atlantic to the Great Morse objected to cutting off de he until he is satisfied here had been a reasonable dis Some senator supporters of the speculated hat Dirksen regarded a foe of the is con sidering a who voted against sea ay legislation in told the Senate yesterday his hostility las Chief reason for this he is the stress that President Eisenhower has put on the defense aspects of the Phillion Taken to Jackson Today Lloyd Phillion was taken to Jack son today by Sheriff Ed Anderson to began his sentence at Southern Michigan Phillion was sentenced to serve from two to 15 years at the prison on a charge of breaking and enter ing in the nighttime after pleading guilty during the January session of Mason county circuit SERVICE INTERRUPTION NOTICE Consumers Power Company wishes to ask customers north of Scottville city including Fountain and for a two hour interruption on January between and permitting if work will be done the following same CONSUMERS POWER COMPANY ;