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   Manitowoc Sun Messenger (Newspaper) - November 21, 1941, Manitowoc, Wisconsin                                6,800 Guaranteed CSrcakHion. Telephooe No. 7117 THE Over 27,000 readers alweek. 813-ai7 Ghica�^> Street MANITOWOC SUN - MESSENGER VOL. X-No. 14 Manitowoc, Wisconsin November 21, 1941 GO-ZIP Being a recording of those things that go zipping as folks talk. And a few vagrant thoughts. Chickens still do come home to roost. -0- The Thanksgiving bird is a favorite with us. Custerdale is filling up much slower than was expected. In fact it isn't clustering according to schedule. -0- When a delivery man has trouble finding the "spot" in broad daylight just what is going to happen under certain conditions at night out in Custerdale. Now, according to the record, Armistice Day way back there was just the start of a long truce. , -0- Too often it is not what we want, not what we need, not what is good for us but sometliing that is forced upon us. -0- Have you been recorded on the Red Cross Roll Call? Some one writes to say that they heard this one right here at home: "Duck your head up, please." -o- Gov. Heil should keep that promise to make Stuhldreher a colonel. It won't hurt either of them. Nor help either of them. --o- The other explanation is that Hitler has won so many enormous vic-tohes, defeat nov.' stares him in the face. -0- If you ask us, the Far East is getting a bit too close. -o- All indications point to the Red Arrows being set for the winter at Camp Livingston  unless  there  are sudden and unexpected developments. -o- Gosh, we missed a bet. On Hallowe'en we could have spent the night at the Silver Creek park field house to discover whether those window breaking goblins returned to celebrate. So Two Rivers staged a blackout last Saturday. There have been other blackouts, remember? And some of them are still waiting to be cleared up. o  � Maybe there isn't any correct pronunciation for some of those names that keep creeping into the news. Anyway the announcers don't seem to agree on them. -0-- We haven't changed our opinion about some of the specially designed Frank Lloyd Wright homes in these parts. -0- There is, we understand, a smell of cedar in the air. City Council In Two Hour Session Handles Routine Accidents just happen any time, anywhere and under the oddest of circumstances, like taking a ride to relieve a toothache. -0- It did take a bit of overtime but the city finally went over the top in the Community Fund dris'e. You know it is time to get that Christmas shopping out of the way. --o- We'll give you odds that Lake Michigan will not freeze over from shore to shore this winter. Any takers ? It isn't safe to write a column a week in advance anymore. Changes come so fast and furious that 24 hours make a whale of a difference. It appears that Mussolini may get a very unexpected Christmas present and he no longer believes in Santa Claus. Bioff and Browne found they could not buy justice and then only got a part of what they deserved. -0- You can still buy, if you have or can borrow the wherewithall. .-How can there be military or naval secrets with so many officials so anxious to talk? o- What would you advise: A local man received telegrams from two girl friends to meet them at the depot-and they were arriving on the same train. The big question always seems to be "How much is there in it?" instead of "What can we do?" -0- Could it be that the ship captured by the navy was an "America First" boat? -0- Do you 'battle with your whiskers ?' We don't ever, argue with ours, we cut them down every morning. -0- You know what kind of givers the Indians are so don't expect much of our Indian summer. -o- The Christmas Savings clubs are again accepting memberships. You are not balloted on and you set your own dues. -o- We do need a lot more STRAIGHT thinking in this <;ountry, fewer weasel words, more loyalty and less, much less, four flushing. -9- It was a short week, with yesterday taken, eh what? ~-       -o- Those Packers did come through for the home crowd Sunday with a 17 to 9 win over the Cardinals. The fire laddies can tell you exactly where that new flag pole at the , court house is located. -o. � � 15,000 Nazi sympathizers and suspects in the defense industries looks like a sizeable headache to us. -0  �� � What do you know about night clubs, except what you hear about them? "A plague on both your houses," may yet be the public's answer.      -0-- The best the team could do on the drives last Friday was two out of three and we may be back io. second place. i' o � � � Patriotism and profits are not a good mixer. In fact they can't mix.  - o- Just what would you consider the worst program on the air? -0- No school again yesterday or to-diiy. See what you are missing because you are too old to go to school. -0- If bingo ever goes bingo it is going to be tough for some people to find entertainment. In a two hour session Monday night the city council disposed of a great ddhl of regular routine business. It approved the steps necessary to annex the Custerdale section of defense housing outside of the city limits, directed the placing of $75,-000 to the credit of the schools to complete the fiscal year, directed the advertising for bids of the installation of automatic safety gates at the Tenth street bridge, ordered the purchase of four lots at a total cost of $3,100 for th^ opening  of  a  new street from Eighth to Tenth street in the Piatt   sub-division,   between Waldo bouiebard and Reed street, approved of an  exchange  of  lots, awarded the contract for  the  construction of the sewers at the Burger boat and cement company plants and received a 32 page report on the water situation. In addition it received a state report on special conditions   at  the   Wisconsin Malting company plant, White   House   Milk company and Lakeside Packing company from Chester Obma of the state health department. The reports cover special situations with regard to the new sewage disposal plant and re-quii'e the companies to put in screens and other equipment. The situation is to be handled by the board of public works. Clifford Ducharme notified the council that his temporary contract as manager of the airport has expired and asked that it be legally extended to the first of the year to permit of a new contract being drawn up. The public utilities asked the council to set a date for a conference on an interconnection of the plant with the Wisconsin Public Service company and suggested that a representative of the federal power commission be asked to be present to explain all details and to answer ciuestions. A date has been set, Friday, Nov. 28, for a hearing on the water situation. A one way traffic regulation has been asked, north to south, for the alley between the Stangel company and the boiler works plant. The matter was referred. The city clerk and city attorney will confer with Assistant Chief Panosh of the fire department/with regard to a settlement on permanent injuries. A previous order of the industrial commission was ordered set aside because of a misunderstanding of4he conditions involved. Additional street, lights were ordered for Custerdale, but the petition for sidewalks along the north side of Custer street were ordered placed on file until next spring. Bonds will be issued for the city's $30,000 share of the construction of the addition to the high school. Announcement was made that there will be no more ornamental lights until a new ordinance covering such installations has been acted upon. It is pointed out that materials are not available at this time. A complaint of the Veronica Bonk family about the alleys at the Becker place was ordered placed on file because conditions have been remedied so far as it is possible. It was 8:15 before the meeting" got started and just 10:15, including a 25 minute recess, when the session v. as completed. Aid. Olson was the only absentee. County Board Holds First Budget Hearing I A public hearing on a county budget was held by the county board at the court house Wednesday, the first of its kind under a new state law. The board has been disposing of a mass of routine business. It reelected A"^hrose Eberle, Anton Sku-bal and George Clark as members of the highway committee; I^ouis Rehm and George Kiel as members of the county fair board; T. C. Kckhart as service officer; Miss Anna Muth as member of the   health   committee; Peter Witak as trustee of Maple Crest; the same   members   of   the agricultural committee and the selected Arthur Mueller, former county treasurer, to succeed Otto Drews as asylum trustee.   Mr. 4)rcws   asked that he be eliminated. There will be no report and probably no action of any kind on the new county asylum because the conunittee has advertised for new bids that are to be opened on Nov. 28. The board was asked to take action to have the county-police radio tower taken from the roof of the county rural normal school because it is causing th^froof to sag. The board was also asked to O. K. a full tiiiie radio operator, but up until Wednesday had no action except to indicate that it would do the hiring itself. There was no session yestei'day  but meetings were resumed today. The board usually spends 12 days in the fall meeting and still has the highway department requirements   and   the   full budget to take care of. This is the first load for the official winter season which started yesterday. We'll be back with two additional loads for the month. Sheriff Elmer Bergner received a report that 65 gallons of gasoline were stolen over the weekend from the tool shed of the Town of Manitowoc Rapids. Nothing else appeared to be missing. , liobert J. Krysan, 20, R. 5, went to bed with a toothache Saturday night, got up, took thfi car, picked up Roland Kiel and Robert Nicholson for a ride but, acconling to the other two, near the overhead on Highway 141, just northwest of the city, the toothache got so bad Krysan swerved the cur into the ditch several times and finally broke off 13 posts, tore out a cable anchor and tipped over with the car coming to a stop on its top. Krysan was badly bunged up and was taken to the hospital for treatment. His companions escaped with minor hurts but the car was badly Wrecked. Harry Nilsson, who knov;s whereof he speaks and whose talk has the endorsement of the I'onner mayor of Narvick, who appoan.'d here some time ago, will tell how Norway is fighting back and will show three reels of talking pictures at the Val-ders High school gym Sunday night, Nov, 23. The general public is invited and there will be no admission charge. The talk is sponsored by the Norwegian Relief association. You'll get the inside story. Attempts wore made to enter two homes and a third was entered last Friday night by a "boy burglar," At the home .of Dr. M. P. Andrews, 835 North 15th street, a storm window was removed from a kitchen window, but the inner window was not opened. At the home of Mrs, Theo. Hall, 1518 Michigan Ave., a service door was opened and a storm door on an upstairs bedroom had a window pane York Ave,, was entered and a $5 bill on the kitchen table and $10 in change in a drawer were untouched, but the thief did take some peanuts and scattered the shells on the floor. Lake Best Bet For City Water Supply Last Word of Expert Rufus Mather Bagg, Ph. D., consulting geologist, in a 32 page report   to   the   Utility   Commission, copies of which have been submitted to all of the aldermen and to other city olticials, says, "Go to the lake." A survey was started here under a contract entered into on Oct. D and the survey was started Oct. 14 and was only very   recently   completed. The finding can be summed up in just one short sentence, "the lake is the source of water supply for the city," The report confirms a number of previous surveys which have been made. The report   definitely   States that any well water here is at least three times as  hard   as   the   lake water, the volume is unstable and will diminish and that any sudden change in the underground drainage lines may check the voliune obtain-j able to the danger point  ami  it is further pointed out that the water may increase in hai'dness as it is pulled from longer distances through decomposing strata. The report is filled with tables of comparison, data regarding supply, information on previous tests, figures on costs and an analysis of lake water. It points out that at Sheboygan lake water is treated at a total cost $2.75 for chemicals and $3.97 for labor per million   gallons.   The cost here for handling well water exceeds $100 per million gallons. The recommendation is to utilize I^ako Michigan for the water supply, citing that Manitowoc is a remarkable city, adapted to rapid indui-trial expansion, but for this must not only have a vastly increased water supply, but this water n\ust be low in hardness, of satisfactory iron content and permanent. I^ke Michigan water would not have to be treated for mineralization to reduce hardness and remove the iron, the supply is inexhaustible, pernument and the quality satisfactory. The temperature would not be as   static   as   underground water, but would not vary greatly, if taken at a sufficient depth. There-would be a great saving in the power rcfiuired in pumping and it could be done by one unit. An intake to the 40 foot depth is recommended. The report concluded with the statement that the lake water does not vary widely from 130 P. P, M. with no appreciable   iron   while   the   well water, even from the best locations under the city will not be available below 250 and up to 500 P. P. M. It is added that the initial cost of the filtration plant would be high, the report admits, but would be worth the price and assure the city of an all-time adquate water supply. No comments or statement were made at the council meeting Monday night but a date set for a conference with the geologist and the commission for Friday, Nov. 28. Notice has been given of proceedings to annex that part of Custerdale which lies outside of the city limits. All but a small part of the land is owned by the federal government. The Fox River Valley and Lake Shore Safety Conference to be held here next year  has  been   set   for Thursday, May 21. F. E. To^-n is the I general chairman. Two Rivers decided to reverse its position on the Eggers Veneer & Plywood company plant and to accept the offer of the reorganization committee for a compromise settlement on delinquent taxes. The plant reopened after a day's shutdown and bankruptcy proceedings will not be started against the firm. A payment of $30,000 is to settle the claim of back taxes, interest and penalties amounting to $75,000. The police report the confession of a fifteen year old boy to the robbery of $7 from the till of the Park Drug, store' at 1302 New York Ave The robbery occurred two weeks ago and" the youth admitted it was his second: visit to the store.   

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