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Racine Journal Times (Newspaper) - July 1, 1953, Racine, Wisconsin RACINE JOURNAL . TIMES 4 Wednesday, July 1, 1953 First Polio Case Reported Here Racine's first case of polio of the 1953 season was reported Friday. Dr. Albert C. Edwards, city health commissioner, described the case as non-paralytic polio. The victim is a 6-year-old girl, who lives on the near northside. She was taken to St. Mary's Hos pital for observation. Dr. Edwards said the State Board of Health has requested health departments to keep sepa rate records of paralytic and non paralytic cases for purposes of more accurate study. Cases which present only symptoms of polio and fever are classed presumptive polio, and paralytic cases are defined as those in which definite weakness or paralysis has been detected, the Board of Health related. Earlier Than Usual This year, gamma globulin, extracted from blood given during Red Cross blood donation drives, will be distributed for use in persons 19 years of age or less who live in the same household in which a clinically diagnosed acute case has occurred, and also for use in pregnant women who are household contacts to acute cases, " the city health commissioner explained. The first Racine case this year was reported 12 days earlier than last year, and was somewhat earlier than in recent years. Assault Trial Enters 2d Day Jury trial continued the second day for Leslie Porter, 67, of 1615 Mead St., charged with assault with Intent to do great bodily harm. Porter is accused of slashing at Policeman Glenn Clickner with a knife on April 14, when Clickner went to the Porter home to Investigate a "family trouble" call. Porter was shot by Clickner but not critically injured. The defense has contended that Porter was shot after he had slammed the door when he did not recognize Clickner and his part-j ner, Marvin Weber, both of whom were in uniform. Porter said hd slashed at the policeman in self defense after the shooting. Clickner and his partner said that Porter's wife opened the door and that Porter pushed her aside, swung his knife at Clickner and then slammed the door, Clickner said he fired at Porter as the door was closing. The bullet passed through the door panel before hitting Porter. f �>.S.vJikt�' FIRST BOAT AT OAK CREEK - First coal boat to unload at the Wisconsin Electric Power Company's Oak Creek power plant docked Tuesday morning. It was the self-unloading steamer Sierra of the Columbia Transportation Co. out of South Chicago. Although the plant still is under construction, coal unloading op- -Journal-Times Photo erations will continue every other day until 250,000 tons have been put on the 900-foot square dock. When the plant is completed to its capacity, it will consume approximately 1,600,000 tons of coal annually. The completed plant will cost an estimated $100,000,000. It is located on the shore at the Milwaukee-Racine County line. School Board Accepts Bids for 5 New Units Ecuador Next Stop For Ike's Brother BOGOTA, Colombia.-(U.R)-Milton S. EisenhWer, brother and special representative of the U. S. President, left today for Quito, Ecuador, ending a four-day goodwill visit here. Elsenhower spent the last day of his stay here inspecting educational institutions and visiting scenes of historic interest. Bogota was his second stop on a good will tour which eventually will take him to 10 Latin American countries. U. S. Assistant Secretary of State John M. Cabot and a sizeable official party are accompanying the President's brother on the tour. The Board of Education Tuesday afternoon voted to award contracts for the immediate construction of multi-purpose room additions to five of the city's older elementary schools. The units will replace third floor auditoriums which were closed by order of the State Industrial Commission as unsafe and fire hazards. The multi-purpose rooms will' be used during the school day for audio-visual work, physical education programs. After school hours the rooms will be available as neighborhood community activity centers, such as the PTA meetings, Boy and Girl Scout affairs, and recreation department activities. Total cost of the construction program will be $508,399-$80,000 above what the board had estimated last fall. Saving of $4,000 The board reached its decision after opening the second bids for heating and plumbing work. The Temperatures (For 24 hours ended at 8 a. m. today). City High Low Racine ................ 99 74 Madison .............. 94 76 Milwaukee ............ 97 75 Chicago............... 99 78 Detroit................ 90 68 Miami ................ 84 78 New York ............ 91 77 New Orleans .......... 93 70 Denver................ 94 62 Phoenix .'..............Ill 81 Los Angeles........... 75 60 Seattle..............'..68 51 Mayor Gives in, Okays Sale of Cap Pistols board-found that by combining the low bids of four firms, it would be possible to have the necessary heating and plumbing installation done at a total cost of $102,565-a saving of approximately $4,000 from the original bids which .were rejected two weeks ago as excessive. The general contract was awarded to the Bondgaard Construction Co. at a low bid of $342,400 for the five units. Jones Electric Co. re-i ceived the contract for the electrical work at the low bid of $29,-353. The Stiles Engineering Co. of 3122 Washington Ave. was the 1 low bidder for the plumbing work in the additions to be constructed at Garfield, Howell, Roosevelt, and Winslow Schools. The Henry J. Smith Plumbing Co. of 2707 Erie St. was low bidder for the plumbing work in the Lincoln School addition. Heating contracts were awarded to the Stiles Co. for work at the Lincoln and Winslow units, to the Feichter and Netzinger Co., 516 Fourteenth St., for installation at Garfield and Roosevelt additions, and to the Advance Heating Co., 910 Herrick Ave., for the Howell unit. In reviewing the bids, the school commissioners decided to include in-wall tables in each multi-purpose room. Five tables will be installed i" ach unit. The tables are similar ; � ."e ones in the Jerstad-JAgerhchr: dchool which pull down out of the wall and after use can be folded back, flush with the wall. The multi-purpose units will be an overall 40 by 78 by 18 feet, attached to each of the school buildings by an enclosed corridor. Each unit will include a playing floor, 34 by 54 feet, an 18 foot deep stage, a kitchen, and storage space. Toy cap pistols and the ammunition for them may be legally sold in Racine effective immediately, Mayor John Gothner decided this noon. The mayor said he received a bulletin from the League of Wisconsin Municipalities this morning indicating that the League's legal counsel believes the state law signed by Gov. Kohler earlier this week supersedes city ordinances prohibiting caps and cap pistols. Rescinds Order In a letter to Police Chief Joseph Konicek, Jr., the mayor stated he was "reluctantly" rescinding an order he had issued Tuesday that the ordinance be enforced. He pointed out that the city attorney also believes the state law supersedes the local ordinance since the lasv was officially published in the state newspaper at Madison Tuesday. The' mayor thanked Racine merchants for their co-operation in withholding sale of the cap and pistols this Monday and Tues day on request of police. Police Inspector John Secanky said merchants who had been selling the items were notified of the mayor's order to enforce the ordi nance Tuesday, but it had not been necessary to make any arrests. Three Youths Fined Three youths were fined in Municipal Court this morning, however, for violating the fireworks ordinance. (The bill signed by the governor does not permit fireworks other than caps and cap pistols.) Each was fined $5 and court costs of $4.09. They are Jerry Gross, 18, of 2812 N. Wisconsin St.; Carl H. Kundman, 20, of 226 Wolff St., and Stephan Myer, 18, of 701 William St. Police arrested them Tuesday night after the youths admitted throw ing firecrackers from their car. aiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilillliilllliiliiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiJiiilliliiiliiiiiilliiiiilit 1 WE'LL BE SEEING YOU I IN THE PARADE j JULY 4th! mm | (Visit Us Later | In the Rear of | Park High School) | ELSIE and | BEAUREGARD ^iiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinr Happenings in the City Don't Waste Water-Plea For the first time in the history of the Racine Water Department, it has been necessary to filter more than 18 million gallons of water a day. The average filtration for June was 18,032,000 gallons a day. The previous record was 17,504,-000 gallons a day, made In June, 1950. Water Department Manager Walter A. Peirce said it also was the first time it has been necessary to deliver more than 17 million gallons to the city. The average delivered by high lift pumpage was 17,207,000, compared to the previous record of 16,678,000 gallons recorded in June, 1D50. Broadcasts Appeal. Peirce said between 6 and 8 p. m. Tuesday, the city was using water at a rate of nearly 33 Vj mil lion, gallons a day, of which 27 Vi million was being pumped and 6 million supplied from the Fifteenth St. standpipe. Because of excessive water con sumption, the water department manager today broadcast an appeal to the public. "We are asking users not to waste water," Peirce said. "This gives all an oppor tunity to have sufficient supply." He pointed out that lawns fare better if well watered two or three times a week than if they are sprinkled lightly each day. tlvely high humidity have in-1 creased the problem in the West Racine area and innumerable complaints have poured into the City Hall. The public hearing is the result of demands by the City of Racine that the Board of Health slop in and find an immediate solution. BUSINESS AS USUAL CHATTANOOGA, Tonn. -(U.R) -A quick thinking hen didn't let the construction of a new chicken house here disrupt production. She strut led up to the back porch of Iho farmhouse, sat down In an egg basket and left her daily quota ready for delivery. MARY E. TURNER, 26, of 5J9 Center St., was arraigned in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm. She requested an attorney and the case was adjourned to July 7. Mrs. Turner was released under $250 bond. She is accused of stabbing Rose Powell, 28, of 1413 Twelfth St., during an argument last Sunday evening in the 1200 block on Herrick Ave. Mrs. Powell was treated at St. Mary's Hospital for a knife wound in her back and another in her arm. j ANNUAL INSPECTION of Camp Chippecotton, the Racine County Boy Scout Camp on Pleasant Lake, will be made this afternoon by the healthy and safety commitete of the Scout Council, Dr. James C. Cook, chairman; Robert Sorenson of the Racine Safety Council, Vyant Gausche of the Racine Fire Prevention Bureau, and Chester Wood, safety engineer of the J. I. Case Co. PETITION signed by 83 employes of Hamilton Beach Co. protesting inadequate bus service on Rapids Drive immediately after 3:55 p. m. daily has been filed with the city clerk's office. In a letter from Charles L. Kairis, secretary of Local 577, the petitioners complained that under present service, they miss their trains and buses. FOURTEENTH ST. BEACH opened this afternoon for regular bathing. The park department announced that beach hours will be 9 a. m. to 7 p. m. daily. The two life guards assigned to Fourteenth St. beach are Thomas Mlottel and Herbert Christopherson. ROGER DAHLKE, 11, of 1842 North Wisconsin St., suffered a bruised left leg Tuesday when his bicycle and an auto collided at Forest and Hamilton Sts. Driver of the car was Charles Jandl Jr., 28, of 1949 Lawn St. Out of Respect to the Memory of Robert R. Hughes We will be cloMd Thursday Afternoon, July 2 Wiertz and Hughes Heating Co. PUBLIC HEARINGS will be held 7:30 p. m. Thursday before the City Council's traffic committee on the proposed pedestrian control ordinance, which would make jaywalkers subject to arrest, and also a proposal to install two-hour parking meters on both sides of Junction Ave., from Washington Ave. to the spur track crossing] Junction Ave. into the Haas Foundry Co. At present, parking meters exist only on the west curb of Junction Ave., from Washington Ave. to 80 feet south. PLEADING GUILTY to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage only, Clint Cobb, 68, of 3104 Packard Ave., was fined $35 in Municipal Court this morning. Cobb admitted failing to stop after his auto hit a parked car Thursday night in the 900 blbck on Washington Ave. Wonderful feeling FREEMAN'S SNUGSTERS . . . For maximum comfort . . . Freeman - designed pliable "slip-ons that stay on." 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