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   Racine Journal Times (Newspaper) - May 11, 1953, Racine, Wisconsin                                RACINE JOURNAL-TIMES EDITORiALS Ttaclne, Wisconsin Monday, May 11, 1953 Visit Racine Military Units During Open House Week We can think of no better way for Racine residents to honor the military forces during Armed Forces week than to pay a visit to one or more of the local military units this week. ' Demonstrating more unity than their top officers in Washington, the local officers in charge of the Army and Navy reserves, Civilian Air Patrol, Coast Guard and National Guard have arranged an open house schedule and invited all residents to come and see what the local military and reserve units are doing to train men for mobilization. Hundreds of Racine men spend many hours a week in training and keeping up to date on military advances to provide trained personnel for emergencies. These units are a backstop for the nation's regular armed forces, land during the present world tension such a (trained reserve is not only necessary, but imperative. '. A visit to one or more of these units this hveek will not only prove educational, but it {will also show our appreciation to those who �are willing to stay in training to protect our vway of life in case of a national emergency. Sheriffs Succeed But State Loses Wisconsin highways were smeared with the blood of more than 800 traffic fatalities last year. Wisconsin has a book full of traffic laws, t.rules and ordinances that would have prevented many of those deaths. But Wisconsin has no uniform system of traffic law enforcement, and will have none. Why not? Because the Wisconsin Sheriffs' and Deputy Sheriffs' Association killed a bill in the legislature to increase the state traffic patrol. A lobbyist for the association bragged in Madison this week that the bill to increase the patrol from its present pitiful strength of 70 men to 350 men would "die on the vine." He meant that it would be buried in committee, without even a chance for legislative debate and vote. *    *    * The sheriffs of his state, of all people, should be in favor of any bill to enforce traffic law and keep down traffic accident rates. But the sheriffs are politicians, jealous of their own little domains. They want no state patrol, so they have smeared this bill with every conceivable silly argument. They stirred the old ghost of "state police," although the traffic patrolmen are and would be only traffic officers with no other police powers. They tried to stir up the labor unions � and other factions who might oppose state -"police. But their hand was really tipped in a coun- ter-proposal which would increase license fees to raise $1,500,000, then turn the money over to the sheriffs themselves, through their counties, to increase each individual sheriff's department. The sheriffs may need manpower-certainly the Racine sheriff's department does-but it should come from their own counties, not from a state handout, and not for the purpose of increasing the little domain of each of these county politicians. The legislature should have increased the state patrol which knows no county lines or little political empires. But it won't. The legislature also should abolish the politically-elected sheriffs, and replace them with qualified, trained policemen. It won't do that, either, but the people of Wisconsin can hope that these changes can come in the future. Scouts Pick a Name With Symbolic Meaning The Racine County Boy Scout Council made a particularly fortunate choice in naming their camp at Pleasant Lake "Chippecot-ten," the Anglicized Indian word for "root" which is "racine" in French. They have selected more than a tri-lingual play on words. They have picked a name that has significance and a deep meaning for the whole community. It is ^believed that French missionaries named this locality "Racine" in the seventeenth century, applying the name to the Root river (which now carries the English name) because the Indians used that name. The Indians called the river "Kipikawi" in the Chippewa tongue, or "Chepekatewsebe," Anglicized to "Chippecotten" in the Menominee tongue. In their respective languages, all those words mean "root." But the French gave a wider significance to the word than just a root of a tree or bush. Philo White, an early Racine historian, wrote in 1845 that the French word had a broader significance of "a base, source or foundation." He quoted a French writer using the term, "Je crois qu'il veut prendre racine ici," meaning, "I think he desires to take up his quarters here." The old missionaries of three centuries ago caught the proper spirit of the name of his city: a good place to live, to establish, to put down roots. It is something that all of us who make our homes here, who have our jobs, our families and our friends here, could consider. We have found a home, a place to take root, and from that root, to grow. Naming the Boy Scout camp "Chippecotten" has an added significance: The boys who will learn the traits and skills of honorable manhood and self-reliance there are really the roots that the present generation sinks in the future. They are the roots from which we hope to grow a better community. A Tough Fossil to Reconstruct Reading a Columnist's Mail With Tex Reynolds Letters I* tkli eelaasn ami aeeompanled by writers' correct names and addresses, thotuh jama will be kept confidential If desired. Oalnlena eipressed (n Ibis column do nat necessarily afree with aplnlans or policies of the Jearnal-Tfaies or the con-dactsr af Ibis calamn. The Journal-Times, hawerer. reserves the rlfbl to reject letters which are libelous .or contain elements of Indecency or   ness encompassed in the due pro-1 the lenders than among the bor- cess concept, Certainly the same considerations should bo given a man who has lived a quarter century among us, despite his temporary absence to visit his dying mother. The substance of justice is even more important than the letter of the law. It is inconceivable, as Justice Jackson pointed out, that simple justice and fair dealing in cases of this sort "would menace the security of this country." Do You Know Q-Who made the first butter-fat test? A-Maj. W. J. Webster of Columbia, Tenn., in 1889. clerk's Q-Can a government salary be garnlshecd? A-No. * * * Q-What is the origin word stove? A-Stove is the modern form of the Anglo Saxon word stofa, which means "a room in which one takes a hot bath," rowers in America. Every own er of an insuranee policy or a pension contract in a sense is a lender. This is because the money that is put out at interest by the insurance companies cannot earn a good income if the rates of interest are too low. The premium charges have to go up, too. It has been a long time since savings bank deposits earned a decent interest rate. There was a lime too, when most all banks paid interest on time deposits. In recent years they have not been able to perform the services they used to perform without charge to the small depositor largely because they found that they could not reinvest their GLAMOR GIRLS By Don Flowers con mi. iikg ruruiti ivnoicahjm, wosui Heart lussvic "Daillngl We'ie In a lower Incem* bracket! I jusi lost my j�bl" Looking Backward 40 YEARS AGO |   May  11,  1913-Maximum, 53; ' Minimum, 31. llf n,C| (Sunday, No Paper) 30 YEARS AGO May  11,   1923-Maximum, 75; Minimum, 35. Friends of John D. Jones, Jr., arc urging his appointment as state commissioner of agriculture. Jones is chairman of the Racine County Board. Horace H. Weeks, 73, of the Kelly, Weeks & Co. Lumber Co., died last night at his home, 740 Main St. A special committee of the County Board named to probe charges of poor management at the Agricultural school, Roches-tor, has issued a report denying the charges and saying the school and farm are in top condition. 30 YEARS AGO May 11, 1933--Maximum, 50; Minimum, 42. Officials of the Racine Milk Producers Co-operative have called a meeting at Franksville for tonight when plans will be discussed with Dr. I. F. Thompson, city health commissioner, or how milk can be furnished babies after the general milk strike is called on May 13. A bomb damaged the interior of the Dekoven tavern, 1215 Do-koven Ave. at 2:25 this morning and the owner blames extortionists wtlo sent him two letters demanding cash payment of $3,000. day from now on. Others do not ask, but tell me that they have too much calcium in their "system" now . . . how they acquire the notion I can only guess. Still others reproach me for the embarrassment I caused them- when they asked the racketeer al the clinic about taking calcium he blew up or hit the coiling and asserted that it would be dangerous for any one past fifty to take so much calcium. They'd very likely get calcium "deposits" . . . QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Fussy You are so fussy about the way any one asks for anything that I hesitate . . . (Mrs. M. J.) Answer-While hesitating please think how much trouble, confusion and dissatisfaction may occur if a dozen or two out of each thousand correspondents merely send clippings instead of asking for what they want, or fail to inclose stamped, self-addressed envelope, or give as an address "City." Dad Was Crazy Too. My educated and intelligeni wife says you are crazy. My dad taught that so-called "colds" arc caused by germs and it doesn't matter how much wind blows on you or how wet you get, you catch nothing unless you are closely exposed to some one who has it. He also taught that if a person goes "mad" after being bitten by a "rabid" dog it is because the poison is infected with tetanus . .. (B. R. A.) Answer-Dig that crazy dad! Don't Take It. Eat It Following the advice I took Sa and D for more than two months and a chronic case of eczema of the hands cleared up, the first time In years. But then I stopped taking It and the condition is returning-(M. H. E.) Answer-It is food, not medicine. Do you stop oating bread, eggs, meat or fruit when you attain normal health eating them'.' Pamphlet on Eczema available on written request, signed of course, accompanied with stamped, self-addressed envelope. . Signed Ist'ara pertaining to personal health and hygiene, not to dlsaan dies-notla or treatment, will bo answered by Or Brady If k (tamiied. ielf-addre��f
                            

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