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Marshall Evening Chronicle (Newspaper) - August 9, 1955, Marshall, Michigan To Close County BIdg. Saturdays tlie Calhoun County Board of Supervisors’ controversial motion made at Uie July meeting concerning hours for County building employees was rescinded at yesterday's meeting. A new resolution was approved by a ^*8 vote, in which it was decided to close the courthouse on Saturdays. Dally work schedule will be from 8:00 to 5:00, wiUi the buiMing open at noon. In addition, the supervisors vot* ed to go back to the former holi* Marshall Evening Chronicle S«v«nty-Sixth Yéar Marshall, Michigan, Tuesday, August 9, 1955 Pric« Six Cents One Doy's Catch day schedule, in which the building will be closed all legal holidays. The rescinded resolution provided that employees work from 8 t6 5 daUy and 8 to 12 on Saturday. It stipulated that offices~ 4vpuld remain open noon hours, and the courthouse would close only on New Year’s, Memorial, Independ-efice and^Mbor Days, and Thanksgiving and Christmas. After that resolution was approved last month, there was a storm of protest from county employees. As a result, members of the controller’s committee met with eight office heads, and eight representatives of county employees Thursday. July 28. At that time, the committee agreed to present a motion to the board rescinding the action taken at the July meeting. However, the supervisors agreed yesterday, that they may recon-aider the idea of closing Satur* days, if there is sentiment amotag cltkens of this county-to keep the Inillding open on this day. Giving a boost to county em-^oyees. Supervisor Ted VanDel-ten of Battle Creek stated, “I be-Ueve that we have a very loyal group of employees. I have never mide a request of them, but that it has been fulfilled. They do not get the benefit of pensions, overtime pay or hospitalization grants, as do many persons in other jobs. “I believe that most persons in this county have working schedules, whereby they can transact county business on other days than Saturdays.” Voting against the proposal to close the building on Saturdays were: Supervisors Thane Brownell, Tom MacCalla, Fred Face, Earl Midlam, Jr.. Casper Uldriks, Floyd Withee, Sr., Frank Murray, and Willard Norris. Two Bids Submitted Chaodier Wins Democratic Bid In Kentucky LOUISVILLE, Ky. (UP)— Former Baseball Commissioner A.B. (Happy) Chandler was assured of the Democratic nomination for Kentucky’s governor today but it caused little joy among the state organization whose candidate, Bert T. Combs, was soundly defeated. When the tabulation reached 3,124 of the state’s 4,165 precincts, Chandler had 209,927 votes, a mar- ponent’s 190,783. Chandler arrived at his campaign headquarters here Monday to celebrate his victory with his campaign leaders and workers. He issu^ a statement expressing his gratitude and his confidence he would defeat the Republican nominee, ^win Denney of Lexington, in the November election. At the same time. Chandler set about healing the wounds caused by the bitter campaign in which he overthrew the Democratic machine in ^ power for eight years. U.S. Sen. Earle C. Clements and Ck)v. Lawrenhe Wetherby, heads of the state organization, were prime targets of Chandler’s biting oratory during the rampaign. Referring to the pair frequently as “Clementine and Wetherbine” Chandler said he was out to break where his verbal blasts would not be forgotten easily despite his prediction “there will be no division in Democratic ranks in the No vember election.” Chandler added, “I earnestly solicit the support of all Ken^ck-ians.” However, at Combs headquarters. Wetherby announced, “W e will not concede this election until every vote is counted.” The tabulations continued as returns trickled_in from about 1,000 scattered pre^cincts but there ap peared little chance Combs could overcome" Chandler’s ever-growing margin of victory. Given Contract For Sewer Pipe The^ Kalafnasoo Block and-Co. was awarded the contract for | concrete sewer pipe at last evening’s city commission meeting. The bid of $6,696.40 was the same as submitted by the Lamar Pipe and Tile Co. However, the Kalamazoo firm was awarded the contract because it offered a 2% discount. ' The pipe is for the storm sewer for East Drive Subdivision Two. | In other business, a resolution was approved, establishing yield right-of-way signs at the intersections of Hamilton and Green and Liberty and Green. Signs will be placed oh the west side of Green, i norti) of Hamilton and on the east' side of Oreen, south of Hamilton. On the other intersection, they will be on the west side of Liberty, north of Green and on the east side of Liberty, south of Green. Sym^ftiy Expr«ss«d Another resolution was approved, expressing sympathy on the part of Marshall city government for the death August 4 of Albion City Ck>uncilman Edwin Williams. Letters stating the city’s sympathy will be sent to the Albion city council and the family of Councilman Williams. A letter was received from the State Liquor Control Commission, requesting action on the transfer of a SDM license and sale of Dean’s Friendly Tavern. 213 West Michigan from Harry L. and Maggie Dean to Weldon T. Depew. The matter was tabled for two weeks for investigation. Permission was given Mary S. Foster, 512 West Michigan, to break the curb to widen her driveway. Mary Simmons was also granted, permission to widen her driveway. . Richard Green’s pillSoii "tor public improvement on a 65-35% basis was granted. He wishes to construct a sidewalk on property on Brewer Street. In other business, Mayor Hubert Brown was authorized to sign a contract with the State Highway department for trunkline maintenance. The Michigan National Bank was again named depository for city funds, and a resolutim to that effect was approved. The commission voted to again in the Michigan Good Roads Federation. Received Complaints Mayor Brown announced that he has received complaints concerning unnecessary noise made by cars in residential streets. It was pointed out that Marshall has an anti-noise ordinance, and the'matter was referred to Ciom-missioner James Dies and the police department 4^ a study of what can be don^o enforce the ordinance.' Complaints concerning odor coming from the city’s landfill were discussed. Fred Storr, who is in charge of the operation, told the commission that he has discussed the matter with the health depart ment and City Engineer Victof Camp, and is following their rec ommendations to eliminate the odor. Invocation preceding the meet ing; was given by the Rev. David Geiman of Calvary Baptist church Bills totaling $40,321.19 were ap proved for payment. Of this am ount. $27.526.11 is for the Board of Public Service. ^sry KofMn Mob Ziegler Pushes Plans ArarConipouiMl |Foi* Free Road Despite Try to Kidnap Red Truce Team Members Proposed Turnpike SEOUL. Korea (UP)Hundreds of screaming Koreans attacked the U.S. Army compound on Wolmi-Do Island in waves early today in an attempt to kidnap Communist members of a neutral nations inspection team. The Koreans, demonstrating for the fifth straight day. surged Total Of 190 Questionnaires Returned So For rc- Mayor Hubert Brown has ported that he has received back across an 800-yard-long caustway I approximately 190 of the question connecting the island with Inchra he jailed out to local rc.si and (ore up the U.S. Army guard' ^ shack "before they were beaten back. l.-ANSINi;. Mich . (UP)—Slate Highway Commissioner Charles M. ZicRlcr, hluntly sfiifins his opposition to toll roads, said Monday he will conlimir fo push pUini for a free road which would make the proposer! Rockwood Saginaw turnpike financially unsound. However, Ziofilcr declined to state definitely when a free road from Detroit !o Saqiniiw could he completed or how much it would cost. j The Michigan Turnpike Author-,, ^ t ity refused to abandon plans for a Tells of Peacerul j toll road until it gets these an swers and decided to go ahead dents several weeks ago. Of the 190. he has personally The two-pronged Korean attack I checked over 89. Of these, 75 have began .shortly after midnight. Five been signed. So far. the questionnaires reveal the following; Nineteen urged better traffic enforcement; 22 want improved parking facilities; 16 are for re- ART BURROWS, Green StiPiBet turtle trapper, is shown with 15 snapping turtles ttten in his traps in the millpond last week. Burrows finds the tuiiWiBi trnilily saleable, and enjoys a dinner of them himself when he ha|^||l|^ left over. The two turtles he is holding weighed better thaA 1& poitnds apiece. They would dress out about half their weight in meat, Burrows says. —(Chronicle Photo) American soldiers and two officers were injured as the ROKs hurled stones, bottles and other debris, tiiey were repulsed when the Ar-li|iy used tear gas and fired car bines over their heads. National police reported nine|p,irs of old sidewalks; 34 want Koreans were mjured in the fifth r \ . d»y of demonstration that brought widening of streets; 13 to 17 the number of Americans in- favor more alley improvements; jjured in the riots. and 26 would like a swimming European press reports said the pooj. campaign to storm the island a would be reinforced this afternoon ^ persons favored by 1,500 railway workers and ttiat developed for 3,000 war veterans would jOm the housing, while 10 voted no. NeNv diemonstrators there Wednesday. industry was favored by 73 while Col. WinstiMi Butscher of Coral were opposed. A total of 68 AforrrPowtyr for the 113 mile --------------------------turnpike. GKNKV'A (UP) An Anirrican Ziegler in a turbulent meeting atom scientist told the Atoms-for- with turnpike officials said he Peace ('ongress here IfKiay that “personally has always believed U.S. atom'ic power plants will be the citizens of Michigan should producing power cheaply enough 1 have free roads for both business Afealthy Widow Vows to Annul Storybook Marrioge of Daughter CHICAGO, (UP)—A wealthy widow vowed today she would get an, annulment of her 16-year-old daughter’s runaway marriage with the soldier son of a television repairman. But the daughter,‘a bride of only five days, announced “I’ve never been so happy in my life.” She went to live with her husband’s pa£^^ and said she Wanted to follow him to France as soon as he’s let ouflf nearby Fort Sheridan. The husband, 21-yeair-old Cpl. Stephen Doemer Jr., meanwhile faced charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor- The Weather charges were filed by his mother» m-law, Mrs. Louise Sterling of suburban Winnetka. The romance of the GI and the society girl started last March, when Doerner’s father visited the Sterling home to repair a television set. A picture of Barbara Jean caught Doerner’s eye. He remarked that his son was stationed at Verdun, France, and was lonely. The soldier might like to write to a girl like Barbara Jean, Doer-and Mrs. Sterling had no objection. the newlyweds and made arrangements for a honevmoga jitf ^ilïîïïï5?FTBE<fâne onrb^^ Wisconsin. But Mrs. Sterling, widow of the vice - president of the sporting goods firm of Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co.. was appalled. She immediately took steps to have the marriage broken up. Her first step was to file the delinquency charges against her new son-in-law Friday. Doerner was released on $1,000 bond Mon day and reported to Fort Sheridan, where he agreed to stay until the case is settled. __In addition, Mrs storling said Gables, Fla., troop commander on Vlfolmi-Do, orders particaUr r???“ f -s^eet municipal tention to boatloads of 200 tou[^, j Palf™» lots and three don t. anti-Communist ex-war prisoriera] On the question of metered circling the island. I parking lots, 56 want them and 17 The U.S. Army denied rumors it don’t, had evacuated the truce members The mayor is urging that the —charged by the Koreans with 1^- questionnaires be returned as ing Communist spies — but sept as possible. He also stated crack 7th Division frontline combat t|iat persons who didn’t receive troops to its besieged compounds. c*** pick up the forms at the ^Imi-Do was the fifth 4j.S.|ctty clerk-treasurer’s office, post to be attacked in five days ik anti-Communist demonstrations that quickly turned into rioUhg ¡ainst American troops. The ¿ov-nment-inspired attacks part a drive to oust the Co^teun^ mmission members by S^urday. Isewhere thousands of Koreans d siege to other U.S. Arniy com-inds hdustog n e u ttt 1 truce ms at Taegu,. Kimsim and Kang- ang. Fresh was expeet^ were injured in an attack Motiaay by 197.5 that an American housewife will be able to use it to fry the breakfast eggs. Present experimental use of atomic power to generate electricity, he said, indicates that nuclear plants will be producing electricity as cheaply in 15 to 20 years as coal, oil or water power. ‘‘The outlook for *a large scale nuclear power in the United States is very promising,” James A. Lane, of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee told the international meeting of nuclcar scientists. The congress also heard a detailed and glowing account by the Soviet Union of Russia’s progress in developing atomic power plants. But Russia hinted that development of peaceful atomic power was being slowed by the production of atomic bombs. Apiwarance On Ws My Line' she planned to seek an annulment NEW YORK (UP) — A former Royal Oak, ^^^Bboryard worker faced a possible five-year The Republic of Korea has given 1 jiiil term and a $5.00i0 fme today the Communists until Saturday to because two televiskm viewei^s get out of the country. Swiss and] guessed his “Ime” when he ap-Swedish members of the commis- peared on a national TV show, sion are not affected. The suspect, James Mitehell, The Republic of Korea has 27, appeared before a U.S. Com-charged the Czech and Polish miss&oner after he was arrested members'Of the U.N. supervisory by the FBI Monday. No court date commission have been working as was set. Commnist spies gathering infor-1 iltitehell, who went by the name mation for the Reds. , j of James MitcheU Showers when he was employed at Royal Oak, I appeared Sunday night on the TV Employment Record show, "What s My Line. ” The paneI-4ailed-to~guess-4hat-he-now The, letters started flowing back | grounds that Barbara Jean was and forth. Hiere had been 30 of them by the time young Doerner returned on furlough last July 5 and came calling at the Sterling’s I swank suburban home. He and Barbara Jean, a high school sophomore, started dating. Then, last Wednesday, they sneaked off to Shawneetown, HI. Barbara Jean allegedly falsified her age and the couple was married. The happy pair telephoned theii^ parents and got widely different reactions. underage and didn’t have her permission to marry. Scrdping the Barrel DES MOINES, Iowa (UP)—Polk County Auditor Harold Anderson said one Iowa taxpayer apparently really scraped the bottom of the barrel. The citizen sent in a $10 gold Set During July is the elephant trainer at the J(Mies Beach production of “.\ra-Nearlylbiafi Nights” at the Marine Airmen Given Freedom Of Tokyo Todoy TOKYO (UP)—Eleven American airmen, released by Red China last wfeek after more than two years in prison, got a real taste of freedom today. After undergoing a final physical checkup, ttiey were free to spend their last afternoon in the Far East just as they wished. The 11, who told of-tortures beaitings Hind solitary—eoirfinement during their 2Mi years in Red prison are scheduled to leave for home Wednesday. Five of the men spent the afternoon sightseeing and making last minute purchases for loved ones. The others just relaxed in their quarters. The 11 men are scheduled to leave Tachikawa Air Base at 1 p.m. Wednesday (midnight Tuesday EOT) for Travis Air Force Base, Calif. They will make the flight in two C54 trans-porti»-v4a-M4dway--lsl«nd-and-Hick- WASHINGTON (UP) B5 million Americans held during July — a new all-time But two Royal Oak watchers record. called the FBI in Detroit and said A joint report issued today by Mitehell was the person who stole the Commerce and .Labor depart- a car from Frank Boycott of Royal ments said total emidoyment last month reached 64,995,000. It was the second month in a row that the booming economy had sent employment to a new record high. The report said unemployment certificate, out of circulation for dropped from 2,679,000 in June to The Doerners were as happy as • 22 years. 2,471,000 in July. Oak and drove it to Glens Falls, N.Y., a year ago. The FBI arrested Mitchell at the theater Monday and carted him off in handcuffs. He was charged with interstate transportation of a stolen car. Mitchell won $50 on the TV program. am Air Force Base at Honolulu. They are expected to arrive at Travis Air Force Base near San Francisco Friday. The spokesman said planes will be waiting at Travis to fly the released airmen to the Air Force base or commercial airport nearest their homes. At the men’s request there will be no family reunions at Travis. and pleasure travel. “I am sure” he said “we don't want the people of the state to pay tolls if they can travel on free roads or to pay heavy finance charges to get a toll' highway which to be financially successful does not as presently k>cated follow a route that good road planning would dictate.” Pressed by turnpike chairman George Hig^s for answers on when a fri^ road couW be completed and how much it would cost Ziegler said he would “try to have the information you want in a month.” WewMn'f B* Interetted Higgins accused Ziegler who is an ex-officio member of the turnpike authority of “continually trying to stall the turnpike project.” “There are a k)t of people waiting to build subdivisions in the proposed turnpike area and they shouldn’t be kept waiting forever” Higgins said. “We want some answers soon.” The authority refused to abandon the 114-mUe turnpike project but Carl Smith member for Bay City said if the Highway Depart* ment plans to complete competing freeways in the next five years “it is doubtful that any bondhig company would be interested in financing a turnpike.” Samuel P. Brown of Coverdale and Colpitts traffic analysts retained by the turnpike author!^ said the competing freeway Ziegler has in mind would “reduce tolls on the turnpike 40 to 50 per cent.” Smith said /‘nobody wotdd recommend a toll road under those conditions.” Ziegler said his department already has commitments to build portions df a proposed four-lane divided highway ftrom Detroit to Kawkawlin north of Bay City. “The bureau of public roads has approved the establishment of the entire route as a part of the national interstate system” he ■said:-------—~ 'More Understanding' Asked Supervisors Hear School Board Version SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHI-G.\N: Mostly fair tonight with slowly rising temperatures. Partly cloudy tomorrow, scattered ^wers and turning cooler, south-\^ds 5-15 miles tonight. Low tonig)it 62-68, high Wednesday 73- OUTLOOK for Thursday: Widely scattered showers over eastern Lbwer Michigan Wednesday, night becoming fair and pleasant over, thf* entire state Thiursday. . The sun sets today at 7:42 pim. and rises Wednesday at 5:43 a.nu Temperature Readings. High 82, 1 p.m. 8*2. Low 54. Barometer Readinf SO inches; no change. City Library Board Reports The annual report of the Marshall Library board, as submitted by President W. J. Foster was read at last evening’s city commissioi^' meeting. There was a balance on hand in the library fund June 30, 1955 of $1,909.86. On June 30, 1954, there was a balance of $1,478.12. With $9,261.88 in tax n^onies, total amount was $10,740.40^ During the year, a total of 18,830.54 was spent. On Juife 30, 1954, the library had IB^.821 books. During the past year, 682 books were purchased and there were 36 given as gifts. A total of 554 were discarded, and as of June 30, 1955, there were 18,985 books. Circulation during the year total^ 33,416. These included 19,194 adults and 14|222 children’s books. There were 450 new patrons during the year. (By RAY DENNIS) A plea for understanding and cooperati<Mi was mutually' voiced ye^jterday afternoon, as members of the County Board of Education met with the County Board of Supervisors. Tlie visit of the school board members came as a result Of charges lodged by Supervisor Ned Shumway of Tekonsha in June, tliat the school group was exceeding the budget set, up by the board 'supervisors. Snumwpy is chairman of the Ways and Means committee, which setn up the budget. The school board members made a detailed presentation of the functions and purpose of their body, and future needs. State Law Provides They pointed out that the state law provides that County Board of Supervisors appropriate the f^ds for the school board’s operations, and in turn, the latter group expends the funds, and administers policies set up by the State De-partmenit of Public Instruction. The school board members maintain that they have been farcfed to exceed' their budget, because of additional duties forced onto them. wias made responsible to provide a child accounting audit. ' That February, they requested a $4,500 appropriation to handle thib work. The Board of Supervisor s education comniittee cut the rerjuest down to $1,500, but the bid was still rejected by the supervisors. Also Rejected. It was pointed out yesterday, thal in October of lü54. the school board requested that $532.191 be transferred from the contingent fund to the school lx>ard fund to cover anticipated deficiencies in the budget. Howevèr, this request was also rejected. School board members claim that their requests are rejected made as soon as the necessary needs are determined. Shumway Maintains On the other side of the question, Supervisor Shumway maine tains Utat (he school board could have met its budget requirements if a salary hike had not been given Helping Teacher Mrs. Rozeela B Niels«i, and a supplement of ^00 granted County School Superintendent Clinton Whetstone. In the budget approved by the board of supervisors, the supplement for Whetstone, and the salary hike for Mrs. Nielsen was not provided for. Another point of contention with Shumway, was that after the beard of supervisors set up items by the Board of Supervisors be- in budget, the school board cause of “personal differencs, a laik of understanding and many mi.Hjnderstandings.’^ The deficit in the 1954 budget was made up in January with funds taken from the 1955 budget. Budget for the school group this ycnr is $15,800, and members maintain . that this will be inadequate this year to perform all necessary functions. County School Board Miember Ed Llincoln said yesterday^ that a request for ^ additional funds to In 1954, the County School board ‘>meet this year’s budget wiU be makes up its own budget to fit the appropriation. ' The school board^aintains that it can do wlhatever it wants with the funds once they are granted by the Board of Supervisors. Shumway intimated that the Board of Supervisors would be more prone to grant funds to the school board to meet budget deficiencies, if the deficits were made through (4>erati(m expenditures, and not salary increases. He pointed out that the supervisors did not make provisions f(W àny salary increases this year for any county departments. The school group also states that it is necessary for them to make certain salary hikes m order to keep competent help. The members insist that it is their right to set their own salary schedules. Throughout the lonp discussion, both sides emphasi^.ed the need for* better understanding. Mayor Hubert Brown of Marshall, who is chairman of the supervisors’ education committee stated, “The integrity of school board members is not questioned. Today's session offers a good chance to settle aU differentes.” At the conclusion of the lengthy and detailed discussion, he stated that “lots of progress and understanding has been made today.” He also suggested that Supervisor Shumway attend a few meetings of the school board. No definite action w|as taken yesterday, concerning the school board’s deficit. Most likely, any action will, be taken after the board submits a request. Attending the meeting were school board members, Frank jSinn, Ed Lincoln, Mrs. Ruth Ball and Paul Steel. In addition, Super-<Sm SUPERVISORS HEAR P. 8) Mrs. H. Hartung Dies Tuesday Mrs. Harold (Martha D.) Hart-unK. 757 West Union, died Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. at Oaklawn hospital where she had been a patient since last Wednesday. She was born July 6, 1905 in Central Lake, Michigan, the daughter of .the late Don Bunn and Blanch Moody Bunn. She married Harold Hartung, June 24, 1925 in Albion. They resided in Albion for ten years, coming to Marshall in 1935. Sur\'iving are her husband Harold: four daughters, Mrs. Walter (Thelma) Roberts, Galesburg, Mrs. Norman (Wanita) Grimes of Battle Creek, Mrs. Robert (Tirzah) Fleece, Battle Creek, and Miss Maxine Hartung, at home; her mother, Mrs. Blaunch Bunn, Big Rapids; five sisters, Mrs. Robert Stobart, Petoskey, Mrs. Harold Willis, Parma, Mrs. Martin Duff, Gaylord, Mrs. Edward Jenks, Lansing, and Mrs. Beachel Rhoades, Big Rapids; one brother, in Korea; seven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. from the Court Funeral Home with the Rev. Howard A. Lyman of Brooks Memorial Methodist church officiating. Interment will follow Friday" iji Cadillac cemetery, Cadillac. SHOE FITS. DETROIT. Mich. (UP)—George Leathers, Wyandotte, Mich., was elected recently to the board of directors of tite' Michigan Shoe Retailers Association. Still Are Waiting The section that would compete with the proposed turnpike would start at the northwest end of the John Lodge Expressway in Detroit bypass Pontiac and Flint on the west bypass Saginaw on the east and ultimately connect with a four-lane highway north of Saginaw on U.S. 23. Higgins engaged Ziegler in a heated exchange trying to get definite completion times and costs of the freeway. Ziegler countered by saying “you can’t give me a definite time when you could complete a toll road. You have to make some changes on the turnpike route and you still are waiting for .a Supreme Court decision on whether you can go ahead or not.” The authority with Ziegler not voting approved the tentative (See ZIEGLER PUSHES Page 7) Former Marshall Resident Dies Everett H. Thomas, a former Marshall resident, died at Orchard Haven Rest Home in Plymouth this morning at 3:00 o’clock, after an illness of two years. He was born June 25, 1861 in South Haven, the son of Forrest H, and Marcia (Bridges) 'Thomas. He resided on a farm in^Lee township until 1905, when he went to Walloon Lake, operating the Thomas House there. He retired several years ago. Since the death of his wife, EUa, he resided in Marshall. Surviving are three sons, Glenn of Dearborn, Lawrence of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Dale of San Diego, Calif.; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. from thé Court futferal home, with the Rev. Howard Lyman of Brooks Memorial Metho* dist church officiating. Burial wUl be in the family plot at Oakridge cemetery. The body will arrive êU mm Wednesday, and friends may after that time.
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