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   Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - January 6, 1954, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin                               THE WBATHEB For Wisconsin: Cloudy, occasions! tonight and Thursday. Turning colder Thursday. Local weather facts for 24 hours preceding 7 aan.: Max. 26; mln. 26. Drlvt With Cart Don't Takt Fortieth Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Wednesday, January Single Copy Seven Cento Council Okays Sidewalk Snow Plowing; No Cost to Owners The City Council voted Tuesday night to have the street department plow all city sidewalks after snowfalls at no cost 10 10 ,aiiy u...... plan the aldermen also voted the Purchase of two tractors with cabs and three plows at a total cost of A third resolution directed the treasurer to pay for the equip- ClCnudsen emphasized that the plowing necessar- ily would be rough work and the task of finishing the cleaning of the walks, as well as maintaining them in an ice-free condition, would still fall to the property owner as at present. Knudsen, who originally proposed the plan, said the plowing would be "a good thing for the people and for us (the city) be- cause we have more or less in clearing sidewalks trouble now." As recommended in the report of the public property committee, the plowing plan drew generally favorable response from the .Council. Matthews said, 'It's a very for- ward-looking idea. It will be a big help to many people along in years." Mackaben declared he had received a number of calls from his constituents favoring the plan. The only serious opposition was voiced by Maeder. He said it would be impossible to do a good job of plowing anywhere where there were parking meters. In residential areas, he continued, there are many places where side- walks are missing on one or more sides of a block. He con- tended the Council should cooper- ate with the maintenance of way committee in getting more side- walks installed, and wait with the plowing plan until the sidewalk program is closer to completion. Unfair to Wait Ristow countered this by say ing that it would hardly be fail Revise Request Over Compensation Setup A revised request for inclusion of all city smployes but the Wa- ter Light Department workers under the state unemployment compensation program was made by the City Council to the State it would not accept such a limit ed program. Lawrence A. Burley, Madison a representative of the unemploy- ment compensation department. Industrial Commission Tuesday explained why the original plan night. ;was rejected. He said the com- The Council, in voting to ex-'mission usually approves either to property owners who have sidewalks now to wait "maybe 20 years" for others to catch up. He added that the tractors for ilowing would also be used for other purposes at other times of the year. Ristow moved adoption of the program and was seconded by Mackaben. The vote was 16-3, with Meier, Maeder and Brahm steadt in opposition and Duck- art absent. Maeder and Sternot were the only dissenters in the vote to buy the equipment. The Council sided with City Engineer Carl A. Cajanus and against the mayor in a disagree- ment over the purchase of a snow wing for one motor grader Side With Engineer Cajanus' request for a wing was passed on to the Coun cil without recommendation by the public property committee which had disagreed on the ques tion. Cajanus declared that plow ing major streets could be done 60 per cent faster with the same labor and gasoline costs by using the wing. Wisconsin Rapids is "the only city around here" with out one, he said. Knudsen claimed that the gra der is too small to use a wing without frequent breakdowns that it could be used only after a light snowfall, and tha "There's not too much money' for the purchase. Purchase of the wing was or dered by a 16-3 vote. Ristow, Beh rend and Brahmsteadt voted against it. In other action, the Counci voted unanimously to offer Hem mersbach Motor Sales, Inc. the sum of for the settlemen Charge 4 in Walter Reuther Shooting; 2 Are Under Arrest A I Atmosphere Charged With Politic! Congress Convenes; New Solons Sworn In WASHINGTON OPWDongress convened today for a momentous session which will write the record the Eisen- hower administration must lay before the people next fall in the mid-term election. Fresh from five months among the home folks, the legislators assembled in an atmosphere charged with politics. There was a general sense that the accomplishments of the next six months will go far toward determining whether President Eisenhower will have his own Republican party or the Democrats in control in the last two years of this term. TheGOP has command by only a razor'edge in this make-or-j would go along with "a reason break campaign year session. In the house, the count is 219 Repub- licans, 215 Democrats, 1 independent. A year ago it was 221 Repub- licans 213 Democrats and 1 independent. The Democrats picked up their two seats in special elections in New Jersey and Wisconsin. In the Senate, the division is 47 Republicans, 48 Democrats and conference at which Democratic nave left no doubt they still feel 1 independent. Continued, nominal GOP control hinges on the ana Republican leaders were the increase is essential. The na- avowed willingness of the independent, Sen. Morse of Oregon, to briefed on some aspects of the tjonai debt now is within less vote with the Republicans on Senate organization and on the Republican Vice President Nixon can break a tie in favor of the GOP. A year ago the division was 48 Republicans, 47 Democrats and 1 independent. The death of Republican leader Taft of Ohio and appointment of a Democrat, Thomas A. Burke, as his successor effected the change. Attack on His Brother Is Still Mystery DETROIT UP) -Charging four persons with assault with intent to kill and conspiracy, police today cracked open the 5- year-old attempted assassination of CIO President Walter Reu- ther. Wayne County Prosecutor Ger- ald K. O'Brien and Detroit Po- lice Commissioner Donald Leon- ard announced the charges and the arrest of two of the four at a. m. "I am convinced the shooting of Walter Reuther in 1948 has been O'Brien said. Still Mystery He said a similar attempt on the life of Victor Reuther, broth- Eisenhower program, emphasiz- than" 500 dollars of the'er of Walter in 1949, is still a George Will Go Along With Debt Limit Boost WASHINGTON UP) Sen.j George (D-Ga) said today he had mittee against the increase last let the administration know August. m ftf Chairman Millikin (R-Colo) 01 the Finance Committee, who sup ported the bill, declined to say whether he had been asked to able increase" in the national debt limit is necessary. The veteran senator, who at- try to revjve it early in the ses tended Tuesday's White House sion But hlgh Treasury officials ed, however, that any boost m the present 275-billion dollar debt limit still was distasteful to him. Some Views In a separate interview, Sen. Flanders (R-Vt) said he, too Speaker Martin (R-Mass) dropped his gavel promptly at the, "felt inclined" to vote for a hike stroke of noon to get the house off on its 1954 session. Across the ceiling of up to 10 billion capital, Vice President Nixon was gavelling the Senate into order. 111 OWlll WJ- J.WA Lilt n to place all hourly employes two types of of its damage claim against the NH) who succeeds the late Sen. the city under the plan, but coverage of all city employes j city< unemployment compensation de- or coverage of one or more "op ___j_ _ n. Twi-JilffrM ol -f-VlQ 4th Suspect In Bureau Theft Held WASHINGTON GSVThe Secret ervice today picked up a man partment of the Industrial units" of the city, mission informed the city that Agree With Mayor The Council in voting to ex- clude the Water Light De- partment from coverage, agreed with Mayor Carl C. Knudsen's contention that the Water Light Commission should make its own decision on compensation without dictation from the Coun- cil. Burley said the city would not Result of Repaying The claim resulted from a re- paving project last fall on Oak 11 be required to build up a fund in advance to cover they described as a fourth pect in the New I state for just the actual benefits Eve theft of new bills during the quarter. He said the Bureau of Engraving. The service earlier had report any compensation payment in ex- cess of 2 per cent of the total ed recovery of all but of payroll of covered workers could not be charged against the city but would come out of a state fund. Nine categories of city employ- es, Burley said, are excluded by law from coverage. The most important of these categories are the money. Charles Howard Nelson, 27, a Negro, was brought under cus- tody to the field office of the Secret Service in the treasury early today, the service said. There, Nelson, whose address Doubt Release Of PWs Will Start Trouble WASHINGTON UP) Two top ranking American officials, re- turning from the Far East, ex- pressed confidence today that the release of Korean War prisoners on Jan. 23 will be accomplish- ed without trouble and that peace negotiations will be resumed. Asst. Secretary of State Wal- ter S. Robertson and Adm. Ar- thur Radford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told re- porters of their observations on an inspection-consultation trip to Korea, Japan and Formosa. was given as nearby or appointed Robertson was asked if he ex- was placed under paid on a per diem basis pected any trouble when the immediately. for work of a professional or con- Other details were not imrned- suiting nature, teachers, persons iately available. employed on work relief projects, The case broke open Tuesday other school employes employed with the arrest of a bureau em- ploye, his wife, and a soft-spoken little flagpole painter on a tip all-night soul the father of the woman. The three are Negroes. They were arrested one after the other in a day that began with a 5 a.m. phone call to Virginia state police by Irving Grant, father of Mrs. Mamie Landis, and ended witl? "the recovery of of the loot apparently smuggled from the money printing plant in the tail of a suit jacket. Youth Is Turned Over Juvenile Authorities A 14-year-old town of Grand Rapids boy, who has admitted his part in two- recent break-ins, will be turned over to juvenile author- ities for action, Sheriff Arthur E. Berg said today. The youth admitted entering a garage on a town of Grand Rap- ids farm where small quantities of gas and oil were taken and breaking into a home in the town and taking about in change. Two other boys have been impli- cated in the crimes, the sheriff said. on a school-year basis, and part- time recreational and educational workers. Rules Suspended The vote was made under sus- pension of the rules, allowing the ordinance to be effective immed- home, iately, retroactive to Jan. 1. At Also held are 335 captured the same time the Council re-1 members of United Nations Forc- scinded its November action Among them 21 Americans stricting coverage to one Briton, who so far have time comes for releasing to civil- ian life all prisoners still held by the Reds and Allies. He re- plied he did not expect any trouble. The Neutral Nations Repatria- tion Commission has custody of Chinese and North Korp- ar. prisoners, taken by the Allied side, who have chosen not to go workers. A proposal which would have changed the method by which Class A malt beverage licenses are transferred ran into opposi- tion and never got beyond the recommendation stage. It came up when the Council voted to transfer the Class A malt beverage license being re- linquished by Harold Kelley, 960 1st St. N., to Panzer's Grocery, 321 Market St. Alderman Lukaszewski, chair- man of the general business corn- 11 refused repatriation. The Com- munists want the men held until a peace conference decides their fate. The U. N. insists they be freed. ON FBI LIST WASHINGTON Chester Lee Davenport, 31, a cattle rust- ler who has repeatedly escaped from police in the Southwest, was added today to the FBI's list of "10 most wanted men." State School for Boys Is Gang Headquarters, Ludvigsen Says WAUKESHA Assembly- man Alfred R. Lundvigsen (R-Hartland) charged today that the Wisconsin School for Boys here has "in effect become a center and a headquarters for a tough gang of criminals and hoodlums who roam almost at will." In a letter to the Waukesha Freeman, Ludvigsen wrote: "Never in the history of Wis- consin's correctional institutions has there been such a malad- justment as we have had at this ihool in recent years." Ludvigsen attacked the school's disciplinary system and said it was the cause of much of the trouble. He said welfare author- ities had been "demanding" a new reformatory lor boys at Oregon and were attributing dif- ficulties at Waukesha to the con- dition of the physical plant. "We do need a medium type of school where the worst type of boys can be Ludvigsen declared. "I have it from good authority that under proper management that would not be over 30 per cent of the boys committed. The state school has. a good sized farm not too far outside Waukesha where such a school could be built. We could use some newer buildings at the present school. They would re- place the old ones one at a time. "As Assembly chairman of the state Legislature's Joint Commit- tee on Finance I am sure that had- they asked for these things they would have got them Marvin R. McMahon, superin- tendent of the school for boys, denied Ludvigaen's He said the number of runaways in the year ending July, 1953, was 56. This leaa than any of the pnctding 12 years, he declared. Bruised When Car Overturns A Wisconsin Rapids man suf- fered leg and shoulder bruises early today when the car in which he was riding overturned. James Ward, 21, 341 12th St. N., is reported in good condition at Riverview Hospital. He was a passenger in a car driven by Ro- bert D. O'Keefe, 20, 631 8th St. N., which rolled over after going out of control on a town road just west of the city limits about a.m. County police reported the car went out of control into the ditch, knocked over two fence posts as it overturned, and came to rest agains-t a utility pole, with dam- age estimated at O'Keefe told police that he was forced onto the shoulder when he met a car on a curve, then lost control when his car hit an icy spot. A hit-run car caused dam- age tc a car operated by Peter Erne: son, 350 7th St. S., Tuesday afternoon. The auto was parked in the 200 block of 8th St. S. Colliding at 10th and Avon Sts, at a.m. Monday, a truck operated by Lloyd M. Smith, 47, 410 12th St. S., and a car driven by Leonia M. Williams, 540 9th St. N.. sustained damage esti- mated at Tobey Sen. Bridges (R-NH) accompa- nied Upton and Sen. Bricker (R- Ohio) went with Burke as the two newcomers walked up the center aisle of the Senate cham- ber to take the oath. The other senators gave Upton and Burke a round of applause. On the Senate floor, joining in greetings, were several former Senators, among them Connally (D-Tex) and O'Conor The House too was a scene of the usual exchange of greetings but there was little of the horse )lay sometimes marking such events. In Serious Mood For the most part, the legisla- :ors seemed in a serious mood. Speaker Martin swore in four new representatives, and mem- bers rose to applaud when the oath was administered in the well of the House. The new members are Reps. apscomb Williams (D- Natcher (D-Ky) and John on They fill vacancies eft by death or resignation. After 25 minutes, the Senate adjourned until noon Thursday. A eulogy to the late Chief Jus- tice of the United States, Fred VI. Vinson, occupied most of the brief session and the adjourn ment was in respect to his mem ory. Adjourned in Aug. The first session of this 83rd Congress adjourned the night of Aug. 3. Thursday President Eisenhow- er goes before a joint session with the State of the Union mes sage outlining his program for the year. Republican congression al leaders predicted he will em phasize that his administration is taking the initiative in far-flung activities for national security. The President will be speaking to a closely divided Congress, in which Democrats have one more senator than the Republicans and only four fewer House mem- 11 Laos Invaders, French Troops In First Clash SAIGON, Indochina UP) The, French reported today the first I Finance Committee, which bot- serious clash with the Veitminhltled up the administration's re- invaders of Laos and claimed the j quest for a 15-billion-dollar in Blowout (in Tiro) Fails to Daunt Motorist CHANDLER, Ariz. (A-A little thing like a tire blowout didn't stop Al Martin as he drove home Tuesday. Didn't even slow him down, in fact. The tire was his Galleries of both chambers were filled with spectators. On a roll call, 392 House mem- bers responded to their names. As the Senate's first action, Nixon swore in two new mem- bers_Burke and Sen. Upton (R dollars with the hope it would not have to be used. Flanders said he felt the ad- ministration had proved in re- cent months it was striving hard to cut government spending. These developments improved chances that the Senate will pass some sort of debt ceiling boost although some members, includ- ing Sen. Byrd (D-Va) remain adamant against it. The issue is before the Senate ceiling. Millikin also said in an inter- 11 Communist rebels lost 100 killed, wounded or captured. French losses were not given. The French said their para- troops clashed with an estimat- ed battalion of Vietminh 30 miles north of Seno, the village turn- ed into a French strongpoint Christmas Day after a Vietminh division cut Indochina in two by a thrust to the Mekong River border of Thailand. The paratroops, adopting Viet- minh tactics, ambushed the re- bels in the jungles Tuesday. The Vietminh also was under attack from French fighter and bomb- er planes. Farther north French fighters and bombers hammered for the at Vietminh troops threatening to attack the fortified plain of Dien Bien Phu. American-supplied B26s dropped napalm bombs on Vietminh troop concentrations and rear supply bases in the area just north of the Laotian border. French army sources reported only patrol activity around Dien Bien Phu, the last remaining French f o r t i i i e d position in northwestern Ind o c h i n a. It is threatened by the Vietminh "Iron" Division No. 316 of men, reinforced by thousands ot troops from two other divisions which have been opposing the French Union forces in the Red River delta area around Hanoi. crease at the close of the 1953 session after the House had pass- ed it. Has Influence George, former chairman of the finance group and now its senior Democratic member, wields considerable influence among his colleagues. Both he and Flanders voted in the com- Temptation Spurned by Jail Inmate MENOMONIE, Wis. A Dunn County jail inmate await- ing trial for homicide resisted the combined temptation of the wide open road and a fast auto to be- come Sheriff Harold Rogers' most trusted prisoner. Rogers said today he had fired Undersheriff Oscar Hagen for placing the temptation in the prisoner's path. The sheriff said John D. Mul- queen, 25, Cudahy, Wis., await- ing trial on a manslaughter charge in the slaying of a St. Paul, Minn., man, was taken The Nest May Be Cozy But the Chow Ain't Rosy DENVER Today's Rocky Mountain News has this ad in the "Room and Board" section on the classified page: "1331 Columbine. Single Room. Employed. Terrible food." PORT GIRL IS POLIO John Michael Dalm- age ot Hawthorne, Calif., poHb patient at the Angeles Orthopedic Hospital, demonstrates his balloon Mowing ability for the hoapKal'. physical ter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank CoMwell, Port Edw wefl received her training the National for Infantile Parahrsh, which Is flnanwd t of campaign, now to proftew hen and throvghont Some Slick Spots After Snow Falls By THE ASSOCIATED Light scattered snow powder- ed parts of Wisconsin Tuesday night and early today, causing icy spots on some highways. The State Department said the slick spots were reported in an area between Portage and Eau Claire, in several extreme north- ern counties and in parts of Ke- nosha and Oconto counties. State trunk roads generally were clear and in good winter driving con- dition. Maximum temperatures Tues- day were in the 20-degree brack- et in the northern area and in the 30's to the south, topped by 40 at La Crossc. Nighttime lows dipped to 14 at Grantsburg. The nation's min imum was -8 at Grand Forks and Devils Lake, N. D., and Bemidji, Minn. Northerly winds blew another batch of Arctic air from Canada into the upper Mississippi Valley today, and temperatures dropped below zero in North Dakota and Minnesota. The cold air headed south- eastward into northern sections of Illinois and Indiana. How- ever, readings in most other parts of the country continued above seasonal levels. Laniel Asking Support Vote PARIS UP) Joseph Laniel faced the National Assem- bly today in an effort to pull his crumbling majority together for a vote of support in advance of the Big Four foreign ministers meeting in Berlin. He was expected to win grudg ing for love of Laniel but to assure France of having a foreign minister present when the talks open on Jan. 25. Even some of Laniel's bitter en emies want France to speak up with some show of authority in Berlin. The test comes on a statement of general policy by Laniel stress- ing domestic affairs, followed by a demand that debate be cut off. The vote is expected late tonight. With the Berlin conference on ly three weeks away, most of the deputies realized it would be an extremely risky business to plunge France into a new crisis. It took 37 days to end the last one. BEGINS 48TH YEAR MADISON (IPh-GHson Glaiscr, 80, began his 48th year M state librarian today. mystery. Arrested were: Carl Renda, 35, a key witness at the Kefauver committee hear- ng in Detroit. Clarence Jacobs, 48, of Tecum- seh, Ont., who once jumped bond .vhen accused of illegal entry into he United States. Also named in the warrant was Peter Lombardo, 50, already erving sentence at the Terra laute, Ind., federal penitentiary. Name Fourth The fourth person named in the warrants issued Tuesday by. Recorder's Judge John P. O'Hara, was Santo (Sam) Perrone, 56, father-in-law of Renda and a fre- quently questioned suspect from the jail for an auto ride Monday-by Hagen, who visited several taverns during the jaunt Happy Ending Rogers said the incident reached a happy conclusion when Mulqueen telephoned him that Hagen was in no condition to drive and that the sheriff had better come and get them. Hagen said he had not been fire but had resigned to take a new job "out of town." Mulqueen, a trusted prisoner even before Monday's trip, has pleaded innocent to a manslaugh- ter charge in the fatal beating of Lloyd Larson, 33. Release Data The circumstances behind Ha- gen's release as related by Ro gers and Mulqueen: Hagen, assigned to serve some papers Monday at Colfax, some 30 miles to the northeast, took Mulqueen with him in the patrol car. Hagen began drinking from a liquor bottle he had with him and then started stopping at ta verns. He and Mulquee-n visited at least four taverns. Shortly af- ter noon Ilagen radioed in from Colfax that he was taking; time 11 Kefauver commit- "a gang-leading cused by the tee of being strike breaker and enemy of or- ganized labor." Perrone is being sought by police. O'Brien said he was con- vinced Perrone was "in Detroit" within the last 24 hours. O'Brien said he would ask eral authorities to transfer Lom- bardo to the federal penitentiary at nearby Milan, Mich., to ba available for trial. More Arrests The warrant naming the fouf had four "John Does" indi- Hotel and Restaurant Union Elects Officers June Kronstedt was elected president of Local 315, Hotel Restaurant Employes Bartend- ers' Union succeeding Lawrence Primeau, at the annual election conducted Tuesday at the Labor Temple. Other officers chosen are Hilda Corner, vice president; Florence Felch, 'recording secretary; Lor- raine Spencer, financial secre- tary; Marie Saeger, chaplain, and Martha Zinda, inspector. Sylvia Kauffman was named to the board of trustees for a 3-year term. The new officers will be in- stalled at the union's next regu- lar meeting, Feb. 2. eating further arrests in the as- sassination attempt against ther. "This is a O'Brien said, "but it may go further." Jacobs, owner of a television shop in adjacent Windsor, Ont, was held in Windsor. Thirty Detroit policemen head- ed by Senior Inspector Paul Slack, who has directed the five year hunt for Reuther's assail- ants, were sent out to round up the suspects. Renda was arrested at home in suburban GrossePointe Shores. Renda was due for arraignment in Detroit today. Jacobs was scheduled to appear before Wind- sor Judge Albert J. Gordon this aiternoon on an extradition hear- ing requested by Crown Attorn- ey B. J. S. MacDonald. Jacobs was convicted of alien smuggling in feieral court in Detroit in 1928 and was sent to Leavenworth penitentiary. He deported to Canada at the end of his one year term and il- legally re-entered the United States at Detroit in 1940. He was 11 Raymond Clark Files For Treasurer Race Raymond Clark, incumbent city treasurer, filed nomination pa- pers for re-election with City Clerk Nels M. Justeson Tuesday. Clark was appointed to the office Nov. 7, 1945 to fill an un- expired term, and was re-elected in 1946, 1948, 1950 and 1952. He is 47 years of age, lives at 620 9th St. S., is married and has one daughter. He has lived in Wiscon- sin Rapids since early childhood. Less Beer Consumed State Hard Liquor Drinkers Pay in More Taxes MADISON year Wis consin residents smoked more cigarets and drank more hard liquor but drank less beer than they did in 1952, the state Divi- sion of Beverage and Cigaret Taxes noted today. Cigaret tax collections, describ- ed as surprising by Division Chief David H. Prichard, were 504 in 1953, compared with levies of in 1952. Liquor tax collections totaled last year, compared with levies of a year earlier. Showing a 15 per cent slump, beer levies were in 1953, compared with 095 in 1963. Prichard commented: "A .05 per cent boost In cig- aret collections is surprising when one considers a natkmwkto trend to slow up on smoking be- cause of fear of lung cancer. Ap- parently Wisconsin smokers are waiting to hear reports of testa, and research before swearing off cigarets, or smoking fewer ol them. The percentage smoawl last fall, when the trend toefHr; across the country, was Just Ml heavy or heavier in than in other Beer sales, Prichard said, ap- parently declined because strike of Milwaukee in 1953 and a in ing tion, the from use ot reporting revenue tember. collected In below October, ISOfctyfc arable amount. NEWSPAPER!   

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