Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, February 17, 1956

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune

February 17, 1956

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Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - February 17, 1956, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin in Raoids Daily Tribime C ON S T RU Forty-Second Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Friday, February 17, 1956 Single Copy Cento U. S. Cancels Shipment of Lay Claim to 18 Tanks to Saudi Arabia White House Involved In Decision Reversal WASHINGTON win ue biuuieu dictator thp "Tmpriv hpvnnri ot automatic warning b psc which wljj render a de- uana ot a aiccaior._ tne cry. utterlj beyond our s k at crossings on wifhin thp npxt mnnth nr A government communique sai ister of justice and labor under Odria, who was elected president in 1950. Seek Self-Government Merino's division rebelled, the (broadcast said, "in order to re- turn to the people the right of self-government." It said the re- volt's "objective is to give all Peru a government that will be an -authentic expression of the people." Another rebel broadcast ac- ak Chase St. and 17th Ave. S. Utterly comprehension.' Startling News i xhe petition, filed last month in News of the impending ol the city of Wisconsin ment was startling because the ,RapldSj contends that present pre- State Department, in stalling Is-'cautions at the crossings are in- rael's request to buy 50 million !adequate, thereby creating a con- dollars worth of American arms'dition wnich Dangers human life. for rhP wvpral Opposed tf) the installation of withjn the next month or great and vital been seeking to further their own for the past several months, has il wants to avoid an arms! race in the Middle East. upon Mayor Nels A Police Chief R. J. Superintendent of Schools R. tor testimony, railroad was represented __ attorney, each of whom signals at the crossings are three introduced tnree witnesses. A civil a political group of extreme right- Citv Attorney John J. Jeffrey known as the "national co- is backing Merino. Further, it has said the sale of Communist arms to Egypt tended to upset the power balance in that troubled area.- Any shipment of American weapons to an Arab country have given Russia a tailor- made argument that it was all right for the Reds ,to supply arms to the Arabs since the United States was doing the same thing 'railroads whose tracks cross the Three Bar Burglary engineer, a signals engineer and two streets in Mil- a supervisor ot operations of each railroad testified, presenting an i county police a tavern burglary Three men today admitted to School Ad Is Underwritten ;upon surveys conducted three railroads. Exner Testifies nf UL array of facts and figures based; committed early Tuesday. They by the were to be arraigned in justice court this afternoon. Donald Smith, 21; George Smith Chief Exner, who occupied the jr., 21, and Ernest Anwash, 23, Island for nearly two hours, de- all of Rt. 3, confessed to Sheriff present protection at both j Arthur E. Berg that they broke "crossings. He said that both'into Art's Bar in the town of Port Obviously with these members wlU personally strects are main arteries of ve- Edwards. The Smiths are cousins, tions in mind, the State Depart-'finance an invitation to the pub- hicular traffic on the city's West Anwash was apprehended after ment backtracked quickly. iic to attend Open House at the Side.-The Chase St. crossing, said attempting to dispose of some of Shortly after midnight it an- Mead gcllooi jreD. 26. The notice is also well-traveled by the loot, Berg reported, nounced: "All export permits of appear in the Wisconsin Rap- pedestrians, particularly by school The tavern proprietor, Arthur arms to the Middle East be- rjaiiy Tribune children. The Lowell. Mead and Summerfeldt, discovered Tuesday ing temporarily suspended pend- decjsjon was reached in'0ur Lady Queen of Heaven that the place had been inn Viov rviiwif 'T _ __ ntif ir flirt n n ing further examination. special session Thursday The are in the oroximity ot the Chase entered some time after he had meeting was requested by three St crossing lclosed at1 am- that day- 'board members, John Crook. Ward He referred to a lack of night- Parts of State By The Associated Press Winter concentrated ils punch in 1 Johnson and Bernard protec ion at both i crossings who nrpvinn.lv vnt.P.H asainst a re- and said, "I feel that both cross- .who previously voted against a re cent board action to purchase would be adequately protect- if electric wig-wag signals were J a sman red we were over said Maj. Harold F. Korger of Atwa- Ler, Calif., one of the four sur- vivors. "It knocked out the inter- com system. A few minutes later there was a second explosion. I bailed out. We were at feet. "I didn't open my chute until I had dropped quite a distance because I had stripper3 off my helmet and had no oxygen sup- ply." Minor Injuries The other three survivors para- chuted to safety in this area, about 65 miles southeast of San Francisco. They are Maj. Michael Shay, .copilot, Gary, Ind.; Maj. Billie Til Beardsley, Merced, Calif.; and Sgt. Willard M. Lucy, Sacramento, Calif. Their injuries were minor. They were transferred to the air base hospital. Names of the dead and missing were withheld. The B52, which has a wing spread of 185 feet and eight huge turbojet engines, flew apart in three great flaming sections aft- er the second explosion. "It looked like a ball of said A.l.C. John Stowe of Park Air Force Base. "Then it broke up into littler balls of fire." The Air Force said the bomber had caught fire and exploded in flight. There was no explanation. Four Hurt in Head-on Crash plastic radio, 20 six-packs of beer, 10 cartons of cigarets and an unde- termined quantity of candy bars, chewing gum and potato chips Iwere missing. No money was tak- space in Ihe newspaper at school expense installed. Get Legal Opinion Just-eson said that the'en. In the time between the official Clty Counci! 1ladubeen Sheriff Berg and Traffic Officer by Mothers Clubs at the West Dave Sharkey investigated the Wisconsin and the special meeting, a 'night, hitting the area with its written opinion was obtained from Slde schools to provide more pro- burglary and made the arrests. heaviest snowfall of the Attorney John Jeffrey in for children at the cross- The remainder of the state es-'which he stated that such expendi- mgs- J caped with comparatively lightiutre of public funds cannot testihed that city street i w i I! rfVilr- nf Knf Vi I A I Of Television Award He testified that snow. ibe made by the Board of bo.th The misery, especially for motion. In his opinion he wrote that At 17th Ave- torists, was multiplied today when'taxpayers would have basis luminairc light while at freezing rain mingled with snow suit against the city in the event Chase St. a modern light has been 11__Til____' IT___ i__ _.___jl_____ r rtlH Review UCCIineS Review from the Illinois line to southern of illegal expenditure. Milwaukee county. I First Offjcia] acti0n last WASHINGTON The Commu- nications Commission T h u r sday night ordered installed to replace an old turned down a petition by Badger fixture. j Television Co. (WIBA) Madison, Racine received the heaviest I was an agreement to reconsider The termed the Chase Wis., for reconsideration of its snowfall of 7 inches. Milwaukeejthe Orj0inal action that of pur- Sl- crossing as "very tricky" of last December to Radio 0n fnnr 'hv 10 inch'cause. ne said, an approaching'Wisconsin, Inc., (WISC) for a d luui Lumiiui uy JAJ mm 11 Li-------1 o TW ir, had 4 to 6 inches, Kenosha and Pewaukee 5, Cedarburg and Su-j the newspapei. at school perior 4, Madison 3, Green Bay, I expense Lone Rock and Park Falls 2 and; Eau Claire and Wausau 1. 11 channel 3 TV station in Madison. the original question was Wisconsin's lowest temperature early today was 14 above at Park Falls, compared with the nation's low of 32 below zero at James- town, N. D. Grantsburg and Su- perior had 16, Eau Claire 17, Wau- sau 18, Green Bay and La Crosse 22, Lone Rock and Madison 24, jreintroduced and it failed to pass. Voting "no" were David Mark- worth, Mrs. Ruth Sampson, Crook, Shearier and Johnson. Changing their votes on the question were Mrs. Sampson and Markworth. Leslie Hill cast an afiirmative ballot as he had done previously, Are Magnetic Sun Storms Causing Our Bad Weather? ATJLt4Vf 1 1 1 ,1 I It Pewaukee 25, Milwaukee 26, Ke-ideclaring he didn't think this in- 11 Atty. Donald Ross Resigns Federal Post OMAHA Attorney Don- ald R. Ross announced today he is resigning his office immediately. Ross said in a statement that although his resignation had not been requested, it is prompted by speculation concerning his rela- tions with John Neff, Lexington attorney whose offer of a campaign contribution to Sen. Case (R-SD) touched off a Senate investigation. "I have decided it would be best for me to resign." Ross said he had "violated no law" and -had "done nothing dis- honorable." nosha 29 and Beloit 30. While the mercury climbed to 88 at Alice, Tex., Thursday, Wiscon- sin topped off at .31 in the Ke- nosha and Beloit areas. Superior was the coolest spot -vith 19. The snow was blamed for at least one death in Milwaukee. Har- old Graf, 52, collapsed at his home after shoveling snow for about 15 minutes. He was dead on arrival at County Emergency Hospital. Dr. L. J. Van Hecke, county medical examiner, said death was caused by a heart attack induced by the shoveling. WISCONSIN WEATHER Occasional mow tonight and Satur- day. Coldtr txtmnra weit tonight and turning by Ittt Saturday. Low tonight 0-11 txtroirt wtit, 10-M northtatt, tt-lf Muthtait. Local wiathtr facts for 14 noun pro- coding o a.m.: Max. it; mln. II. Prod- .12. SACRAMENTO PEAK OBSER-I VATORY, N. M. new burst of magnetic storms, believed to be among the largest ever ob- served, has broken out on the sun. Howard D'Mastus. Harvard University observer at this Air Force installation, said there was a huge flare seen on the sun's rim yesterday, and then a vast rash of 135 "sun spots" was ob- served. It was almost triple the 51 storms he reported seeing when the current series began last Fri- day. 'I would have to do some re- search to say it's the largest group of solar storms ever ob- he saW. "Bui it's cer- tainly one of the largest." The 135 storms covered half the visible disk of the sun, he said, and the area was half a mil- lion miles across. interests by highly questionable activities. "These include efforts that I deem to be so arrogant and so much in defiance of acceptable standards of propriety as to risk creating doubt among the Ameri- can people concerning the integrity of governmental processes." Would Change Ruling The bill, sponsored by Rep. Har- ris (D-Ark) and Sen. Fulbright grew out of a 1954 Su- preme Court decision which said the Federal Power Commission (FPC) must fix producers' prices for gas sold to interstate pipelines. The FPC itself had given a con- trary interpretation of the existing gas law. In its journey through Congress, measure stirred some of the warmest debate of recent years before the Senate passed it 53-38 on Feb. 6 and sent it on to Eisen- hower. The House passed it last July 28 by a 209-203 vote. Case exploded his -tory of the preferred campaign contribution in a speech on the final day of three week senate debate. He viewed the money as a possible effort to influence his vote, reject- ed it, and voted against the bill. Traced To Keck A special Senate investigating committee headed by Sen. George traced the to the persona funds of Howard Keck, presideni of the Superior Oil Co., Los An geles. The bill split party lines. On the final Senate test, 31 Republicans and 22 Democrats voted for it. Op posing it were 14 Republicans anc 22 Democrats. Rep. Harris and Sen. Fulbrigh contended the bill ws patterned after recommendations made a year ago by the President's cabi net committee on fuels. The FPC endorsed the measure industry, havCleitherr Permanently or for some pecified trial period to allow re- onsideration. pectators Cheer Cheers rang through the Com- mons chamber when the tellers nnounccd the vote. Women The Sacramento Peak Observa- tory, about eight miles from Ala- mogordo, in southern New Mexi- co, on top of a moun- tain, is the only one in the Unit- ed Stales keeping a continuous walch on solar activily. D'Mastus said the solar activi- ty was the greatest outburst since the last huge sun storm in 194G- 47. He said sun spo' apparently happen about every 11 years, and activity died to a low point about 1954. The next high point, he said, will be in 1958. Is the sun's burst of energy re- sponsible for the hard winter which has taken such a toll in the Northern Hemisphere this year? D'Mastus thinks there is some relationship. But he says no one knows for certain. He says data shows the ups and downs of sun spot activity seem 10 parallel hard storm periods and droughts on earth. Four persons were injured and damage estimated at resulted :o two cars in a head-on collision Thursday afternoon in the lown of Saratoga. The four were taken to Riverview Hospital, where they are reported in fair condition. The injured: Halley Savage, 16, Rt. 2, driver of one of the cars, who suffered a fractured knee cap. John Savage, 17, Rt. 2, who sus- tained severe lacerations of the scalp and a mild concussion. Richard Pataska Jr., 16, Rt. 2, who has a mild concussion and se- vere lacerations of the right side of his forehead and upper lip. Joseph Wirth, 38, Star Rt., Ne- koosa, with a fractured knee cap and ribs. He was the driver of the second car. The accident occurred at p.m. on County Trunk Z, a half mile east of Nekoosa. According to county police, Wirth's car was struck bV the oth- er vehicle two feet to the right of the center line of the highway. Wirth's car, which received damage, was spun around by the force of the impact. Damage lo Savage's car, in which the three youths were riding, was set at Bids on Demolition Of Courthouse Asked Bids were called for today on the demolition of the present FPC Chairman Jerome Kiykendall testified that in his opinion the ultimate cost of gas to consumers in the long run would not be less regulation than if competitive forces were allowed free play. Opponents of the bill strongly disagreed with thai view. They predicted its enactment would mean a rise of 600 to 900 million dollars a year in consumer gas bills and an 18-billion-doll "wind- fall" to big oil companies owning most of the gas. The "windfall" would corne, the opponents said, from enhanced values of known reserves. in he public galleries excitedly vaved their arms. Eden, whose government urged etention of the death penalty, as- ;ured the House there would be 'no undue delay" in introduction f Uie necessary legisl 'ion. But B added the government would 'make a considered statement of he consequences" of abolition. The House action apparently spared the lives of three young condemned killers awaiting hang- ng, Britain's only form of capital punishment. It was understood no death penalties would be carried out before the abolition legislation is introduced. May Get Life Those now under death sentence include William C. Edmunds, 21 convicted of killing a 70-year-old woman; Robert J. Boyle, 24, sen- tenced for the murder of a baby; and Patrick Ross, 22, convictec of killing an Indian. Presumably their centences will be commuted to life imprison- ment. Although the government want- ed capital punishment retained the vote lo abolish lechnicalJy did not constitute a defeat for the Cabinet. All parlies freed thcii members to vole as Ihey wished. The government had expeclec to win by a small margin. Insteac 37 of the Conservative majority and 4 Liberals joined the almos1 solid Labor opposition. However, it may be many months before the death penally is officially lifted. The presen parliamentary program is so heavy that the Cabinet may no get a bill draflcd for severa months. And even if the Com mons repeals its vole, the House of Lords could delay aclion foi months more. Five Persons Escape As Fire Levels Home MILWAUKEE persons Iwo of them children, escape without injury Thursday nigh when a two-alarm fire drove theiT from their home into a batlerin, snow storm. The blaze, in a 2'A story fram building on the cily's near Nort Side, resulted in minor injuries t three firemen. REV. CHESTER ZIELINSKI Sf. Lawrence Church Will Install Pastor Installation of the Rev. Chester Zielinski as pastor of the St. Law- rence Catholic Church will take place at Sunday evening at a special ceremony to be con- ducted by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Al- phonse N. Schuh, Marshfield, dean of Wood County. Appointed to the local charge on Feb. 1. the Rev. Fr. Zielinski ar- rived in Wisconsin Rapids on .Feb. 8, succeeding the Rev. F. A. Mar- murowicz, who was assigned to St. Ladislaus' parish at Bevent. A native of Chicago, the Rev. Fr. Zielinski was born Aug. 16, 1915, and attended St. Joseph Parochial School.and Quigley Pre- paratory Seminary there before going to SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary at Orchard Lake, Mich., for his philosophy and theology courses. He was ordained for the Green Bay diocese by Cardinal Mooney of Detroit on May 18, 1940. His first assignment was as as- sistant pastor at St. Mary's in Appleton, where he served one year before being transferred to St. Peters in Stevens. Point. Six. years later he was appointed ad- ministrator of St. Mary's of Tor- un (Portage On Nov. .18, 1954, he took over as pastor of St. Patrick's parish at Lanark and St. James Mission at Amherst, where he served until coming to Wiscon- sin Rapids. Sunday's ceremony will be pre- ceded by a procession of school children and visiting clergy from the rectory to the church. The ser- mon by Monsignor Schuh will be followed by a short talk by the new pastor, and benediction of the blessed sacrament. May Cosf About A major program for im- proving and expanding the ;acilities of the Wood County Telephone Co., involving new building construction and the installation of modern dial service throughout the Tri- Ities area, will be presented to company stockholders at their annual meeting Mon- day night. The meeting is scheduled for in the City Hall council chambers. Plans call for the erection of new central office build- ings in Wisconsin Rapids and koosa to house dial equipment, ac- cording to H. B. Flower, company manager. Acquire Sites The building ifte in tHl etty is at 440 E. Grand Ave., from the Hotel Mead, while the Nekoosa site is at the corner of 1st. St. and Point Basse Ave. These properties have been ac- quired by the company in recent months. It is further proposed, Flower said, to build a garage and store- room on company property at 10th Ave. and Chase St. in Wisconsin Rapids. The latest type of dial equip- ment is contemplated for the Wisconsin Rapids, Port Edwards and Nekoosa exchanges..Increased trunk facilities are proposed be- tween the three communities to expedite inter-city traffic. Million Dollar Project The program also would require construction of a considerable amount of underground conduit ,and manholes and the placing of new underground and aerial ca- Wood County Courthouse and jail.jlhe president and a the impression the President soon to be replaced by a new ,ville automotive supply dealer; and was not'putting as much punch building now under :jonn H. Walter, the club pro. Ike "Returns to Golf Course for First Time Since Heart Attack THOMASVILLE, Ga. Eisenhower got out on a golf course today for the first lime since his Sept. 24 heart attack and fired a two-over-par six on the first hole. Ignoring a misty rain as he stood on the first tee, a smile on his face, Eisenhower remarked: "Well, I have been looking forward to this." Then for the first lime since the day before his heart attack in Denver he slammed a ball with his driver. Up to then doctors had restricted him lo putting and a bit of off-course practice wilh his approach irons. With a big gallery of Glen Arvcn Club members and newsmen looking on, the President hit three balls off the first tee. Two were down the middle of the fairway about 200 yards. The third was about the same distance, but off lo the left edge of the fairway. Eisenhower, vacationing here at the plantation estate of Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey, played today with his Press Secretary James C. Hagerty; Lloyd construction. The bids will be opened by the The President used an electric public property committee of cart to scoot from shot to County Board at p.m. March1 shot, as he frequently did before 28. It is expected that the new Courthouse will be ready for oc- cupancy, in May or early June, but the jail wing will not be com- pleted for about 60 .days after that time his illness. There was no advance word on how many holes he would play. Eisenhower was accompanied around the course in another cart by his personal physician, Maj. Gen. Howard M. Snyder. Newsmen into his first drives as he did be- since Nov. 12 but hasn't been on a golf course. On Tuesday his doctors gave him a glowing report on his re covery progress and he probably would be able to play a few holes of golf during this vacation. Last fall Dr. Paul Dudley While, Boston heart rnecialist said golf had nothing to do with Eisenhower's illness. He said the exercise at golf actually ma; have delayed the heart attack. The general impression here i: that the President quite likely wil decide in the next few days, if i he hasn't done so already, wheth- er to bid for a second term. He has indicated he will announce his decision about March 1. les throughout the area. "It is anticipated that the over- 11 program would -have a net cost n- the neighborhood of iased on present day Blower stated. "Should work o m m e n c e on this project rnmed lately, dial. service probably vould become a reality by early 958." At present a dial system Is in operation at the Port Edwards exchange, --while the Wisconsin Rapids and Nekoosa exchanges use the common battery manual system. Taxed to Capacity "The large-scale modernization program becomes necessary be- cause of the ever-increasing de- mands for more and better stirv- the company manager ex- plained. "The present equipment and outside plant is taxed to- Its utmost capacity now, and cannot je expected to meet the of our communities from here on out. "In the past five Flow- er added, "the company has in- vested in excess new outside plant for the twofold pur- pose of handling new business and getting the aerial cable plant in shape for dial service at our ;hree exchanges." In addition k> reviewing completed plans for the modern- ization program at Monday night's meeting, the stockholders will elect directors and act on proposed amendments to the by- laws. George 4 Cumberland Dies; Rites Monday fore his attack, and they asked! The President and Mrs. Eisen- George A. Cumberland, 73, 2nd St. N., died at this morn- ing at the Wood County Infirmary, following a short illness. He had been hospitalized since Feb. 8. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Methodist Church with the Rev. Milton C. Feldt officiating. Burial is to take place in Forest Hill Cemetery. Mr. Cumberland was born at St. Stephen's, New Brunswick, on April 28, 1882, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Cumberland. He married Julia A. Bates on Oct. 4, 1904, in the town of Grand Rapids. She died in January, 1949. Surviving are three sons, Law- rence and Kenneth, Wisconsin Rapids, and Wilbur, Kenosha; brother, Arthur, Wausau; one sis- ter, Mrs. Carlton Topping', Ne- koosa; 13 grandchildren and great-grandchild. Prior to retiring In July, 1954, Snyder about it. jhower and Humphrey and his [Mr. Cumberland was pulp mill wife had dinner at the plantation superintendent for the "No, he the doctor said.jiast night with three old "And he shouldn't." In six hours of hunting yester- day, he bagged the daily limit of 12 quial. lie has been doing a bit of put- ting and practicing ;ith his ap- proach irons from time to lime William E. Robinson of New York, president of the Coca Cola Co., and John Hay (Jock) Whit- ney, New York financier, and his wife. The four men played bridge for awhile after dinner. vision of Consolidated Water Pow- er Paper Co. Friends may pay their respecU at the Krohn ft Berard Funeral Home from 7 o'dlock Saturday evening until Monday aft- ernoon and at the church from 1 o'clock until time of Krvicw, ;