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   Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - March 12, 1962, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin                                Forty-Eighth Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, Monday, March 12, 1962 Single Copy Ten Cent! OUT OF of the city's three graders was damaged, possibly beyond repair, when it was struck by a Milwaukee Road freight engine at the Gaynor Ave. crossing this morn- ing. The grader operator was shaken up in the collision, but was apparently not seriously injured. Tribune Staff Photo Storm Closes Schools, Figures in Accidents Hazardous driving conditions again prevailed over the weekend, playing a role in almost all of the dozen accidents reported by city and county police. Of the total of more than in damage, resulted when a Milwau- kee Road treight engine struck a city grader at the Gaynor Ave. crossing at a.m. today. Leonard Henke, 36. 631 10th Ave. S., operator Of the grader, was shaken up when the train hurled the vehicle otf the tracks and into a ditch, but was released from Riverview Hospital alter an examination. Henkc told police he neither saw nor heard the engine until the grader was on the tracks. Damage to the grader was esti- Old- Man Winter, apparently refusing to believe that spring is just around that highly snow-banked corner, continued his weekend mischief by dumping an- other seven inches of snow in the area Sunday. Huge Crowd Witnesses Arrival Of President's Wife in India 'Unofficial' Nature of Visit Doesn't Dampen Enthusiasm NEW DELHI, India (AP) Indians welcomed Mrs. John F. Kennedy warnily today and watched with interest as 'she placed a wreath of white roses at the shrine of Mohandas K. Gandhi. More than turned out to witness the arrival of America's First Lady from Rome for a nine-day visit to India and other thousands showed up for a glimpse of her as she made a round of official calls. The pomp and ceremony of state occasions was lacking, for Mrs. Kennedy's visit is billed as semi- official, but the reception had the enthusiasm and color of greet- ings lor such previous visitors as President Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth II. Mrs. Kennedy donned a com- pletely while outfit for her round of calls. She wore a while silk rajah coat designed by Oleg Cas- sini and a broad-brimmed straw hat turned up and worn off the face. Accompanied by Sister The First Lady, her sister Princess Lee Radziwill, U.S. Am- bassador John Kenneth Galbraith and India's ambassador to Wash- ington, B. K. Nehru, stopped first i at the massive home of President mated at and City Engi- neer Alan Engler said it is doubt- ful whether it is repairable. The train engine was damaged to the extent of about G. F. L o o m i s. 54. Wausau, was the train's engineer. Other Accidents Cars driven by Larry Willis, 16, 2210 Alton St.. and Dianne Huber, 741'2 3rd Ave. N collided in the 800 block of Chase St. at a.m. Sunday, causing S625 dam- age- County police charged Neil C. Oleson, 21, Rt. 2, with failure to report an accident after the car lie was driving and one operaled by Dale Zcrby, 36. Nekoosa, col- lided at the intersection of County Trunks U and W at p.m. Friday, causing damage. Pieading no contest today be- 11  ay high damages. The laller aclion means lhat )ersons found negligent in dam- age suits will no longer have to pay "punitive as well as "compensatory damages." The court said thai if a person should >e punished, il should be done under criminal laws. The ruling was announced on Tuesday, but details were not Can't Build Missile Barriety-McNamara Says. WASHINGTON (AP) Secre- lary of Defense Robert S. Mc- Namarv says no a m o u n I of money can make possible an absolule defense of lhe United States against inter-continental ballistic missiles. More than million will be spent in the next tiscal year on antimissile technology, McNa- mara said Sunday, "but we can see no reasonable prospect for successfully developing that ca- pability." SCHOOL BOARD MEETS The regular monthly meeting of the Wisconsin Rapids Board of Education will be held lonight in the Lincoln High School cafeleria, convening at 7 o'clock. Reports will be presenled on school dis- trict reorganization and the pro- gress of addition. "SJ cificalions for furniture required in the addition are lo be prepared. Embassy chancery. Galbrailh inviled American Annexation, Incorporation Groups Active in Township Suspect Salt Was Killer of 7 Infants BULLETIN BLVGHAMTON, N. Y. (AP) A seventh baby died today, apparently of poisoning from salt placed in a sugar can in a city-owned hospital. Ten other infants were stricken, three critically. Death claimed Michcle Dawn Bowser, 4 days old, of Binghamton, as investi- gators sought to pinpoint the cause of the other deaths. !amilies to a lawn party there .o see the First Lady. The sizable crowd along Mrs. Kennedy's seven-mile route from the airport was not the only sur- prise. She provided one of her own by departing from her sched- uled program to see the pageantry Prasad's drive home from the formal open- ing of Parliament. From a rarn- part overlooking Parliament she saw his shiny black horse-drawn carriage pass below escorted by mounted lancers in scarlet tunics. After an overnight flight from Rome, Mrs Kennedy was wel- comed at New Delhi Airport by Prime Minister Nehru, his daugh- ter, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, and his sister, Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Pand- it. Mrs. Kennedy got only five hours sleep as her special Air India jet airliner flew from rainy Rome into the rising sun. Pope John XXIII granted her one of the longest private audi ences he has ever held Sunday minutes. They usually run only 15 to 20. The pontiff and the President's -wife, a Roman Catholic, con- versed privately in French in the Vatican library. :nd. The decision .came in an Bay 2 Milwaukee Less suit brought by Carl Biclski of F. for Kcnosha who sued Edwin Schulze of Pleasant Prairie than one inch was recorded at Madison, Bcloit, Racine and Lone Rock. injuries received by Bielski's j Snow depths now ranged from ivifc, Elnora, in an auto crash. J2fi inches in the .Superior region A jury awarded Mrs. Biclski damages and said Schul- ordcr of business a.m., the hoard's higher education commit tec will make a report on the proposal, and is expected to in- troduce a resolution seeking es- tablishment of centers at both ends of the county. Higher education committees of the South Wood County Commun- ity Council and Wisconsin Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a resolution asking the supervisors to offer the Wood County Teachers College building as tho site for the center. The sheriff and traffic commit- too will introduce an ordinance regulating tho activities of itiner- ant salesmen in the county. ze was 95 per cent responsible for 1 Wau.sau 23. the accident and Bielski 5 per! cent responsible. Because both men were found negligent to a degree, the insur- ance companies of each had to pay damages under the equal contribution rule even though Bielski was only 5 per cent responsible. Bielski's insurance company ap- pealed, asking the high court to find Schulze 100 per cent negli- gent. Instead, the court decided on a full review of the doctrine. Justice E. Harold Hallows, who wrote the decision, said: "...There is no reason in logic or in natural justice why the shares of common liability should not be translated into the per- centage of the casual ncgligcncy which contributed to the injury." Several legal groups filed briefs, one contending the doc- trine should be retained simply because it was a well tstablished to 2 inches at Bcloil. Ban Claire has 25 inches on the ground and Girl, in Coma, Relives Horror of Plane Crash NEW ORLEANS, La. 7-year-old girl, only survivor of a family of five whose home was deslroycd in the crash of a mili- tary plane, is reliving the tragedy in a coma. "I sec il Janice Lcv- ron mumbles over and over, her doctors reported. "I see it com- ing." She apparently is referring lo a crippled C119 which wrecked her family's six-room farm house Saturday night in Kenilworth, 22 miles southeast of New Orleans. Janice's father Lubel Levron, 33. her mother and two Kirby, 10, and a year-old .were killed. All six plane crew- men parachuted to safely. Dr. Lawrence Hill said he be- lieved Janice, found outside the ruined home, had a skull frac- lure. The Air Force said lhe lumber- ing plane developed trouble after refueling minules earlier al New Orleans' Callcnder Field. The plane headed back but dicln'l make it. The Levron home is about nine miles from the air- field. Air Force officials declined comment on details of the crash. They said the crewmen, all un- injured, were held for medical observation at Callcnder pending an official crash probe. A total of signatures have been obtained on peti- tions requesting annexation to "Wisconsin Rapids of an area in the town of Grand Rapids lying south of the city and encompassing near- ly all of Sanitary District No. 1. This was reported Satur- day night at a meeting of the citizens' committee sponsor- ing lhe annexation move. Anthony E. Fail, commillce chairman, said lhe petilions prob- ably will be filed with lhe city clerk next week. Until thai lime, persons in lhe area who have not been contacted may still have an opportunity to sign, simply by calling any member of the com miltec, he added. Committcemen, in addilion lo Fail, are Ben Hanneman, John H. Johnson, Arbie Skerven, John Zalabsky, Joe Kosck, John E. Sweeney, Robert E. Knutcson, Victor Turner, Donald Engcl, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Walker, and Arthur Neitzcl. 75% Signed Up Signatures thus far obtained represent approximately 75 per cent of the electors residing in the area, according lo Fail. At Saturday's meeting, the com- millce adopled lhe following state- ment: "Knowing thai we have a ma- jority of the people behind us, we should proceed with the urgent mailers al hand, rather than en- gaging in further discussion on subjects lhat have been thorough- ly aired. The committee intends lo demonstrate by action rather than words thai we have the best interests of the people at heart." Cite Previous Actions II was poinled out thai resi- dents in that area of lhe township have had three opportunities to express their desires, once by sample poll and twice by referen- dum vote, and in each instance annexation was favored. Further, il was noted by committee mem- bers, that electors attending a special town meeting voted by a! most a 2 to 1 margin against fur- ther expenditure of lown funds lo oppose annexalion. The commillee deplored aclion 11 Predict Only Minor Floods In Wisconsin MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Only minor flooding and some relative- ly high water have been forecast lor western Wisconsin when win- ter's thick snow cover begins to melt late this month or early in April. The prediction was made Sun- day by Joseph H. SLrub, Jr., who heads the U.S. Weather Bureau river forecast center here. Strub tempered his optimism with a warning for residents ol the flood plains, h o w e v e r saying: "Remain alert for a rapid rise in nearby streams and creeks The trouble could start with the fir.st breath of real spring, when the temperatures top the 60 de mark and the south wind )losv." Mississippi Prediction The Mississippi River, Strul 3aicl, is likely to get out of hanc rom the mouth of the Minnesota River at Minneapolis-St. Paul to he dam just north of Cassville BINGHAMTON, N. Y. (AP) Salt in a sugar can was the possible killer of six babies in a city-owned hos- pital, and 10 others were made ill bv a salt-saturated Distribution of material j formula) a hospital spokes- imed at influencing town f Grand Rapids residents gainst annexation to Wis- onsin Rapids began Satur- lay, it was reported by Gil- bert D. Endrizzi, chairman of a committee seeking in- corporation of the township as a village. One of the "information sheets" discusses installa- .ion of a municipal water distri- bution system in Sanitary District 1, and the olher lists a group of questions, suggesting thai resi- dents ask them of circulators of annexation petitions. "Gross misrepresentations are icing circulated regarding the water and sewer proposal tor Sanitary District No. Kn- drizzi asserts in one of the sheets. "In line with our aim to present all the available factual informa- tion relative to our we man said today. Doctors worked to save four who were in critical condition. The hospital spokesman said salt was a definite possibility as the cause of lhe six dealhs. Slate and local officials were in- vestigating. The salt apparently was used by mistake in place of sugar In the infants' feeding formula at Binghamton General Hospital. Nurse Suspended A licensed practical nurse, Lillie Colvin, 29, who refilled the sugar container last Tuesday for the formula room was suspended by lhe hospital and questioned by Disl. Ally. Stephen Smyk. No charge was placed against her, however, and she was not held. She said she was positive herewith submit a summary i she had fillcd the can the proposal made in the preluni-' ar container. from a She had been nary report by the Engi- with lhe hospital as a neering Co." Attached to this sheet is a map showing water and sewer pipes which would serve the sanitary district. According to the map, every residence seeking such service would receive it. Compare Policies The following comparison of current rates and policies in Wis- consin Rapids with those posed for San. Dist. No nurse for about three months. Another nurse who made her- self a cup of instant coffee dis- covered table salt in the can in the formula room. Pediatricians said an overdose of salt could upset the balance in the body and cause heart fail- ure in a very young child. The babies who died ranged sc from 3 days to 8 months. 1 are _ made in the sheet. In each case, the city rate or policy is given first, followed by those proposed 4 Remain Critical The four infants in critical con- dition were under tho care of a for the sanitary district: learn of specialists. Six others Water, per front foot and 'who. Ulc hospital said, had been sewer per front water, fed a salt-saturated formula were per front foot and sewer >3 under close observation. per front foot. Tap charge from water main to lot line: Water, and sower of the dead infants indicated a The hospital said a preliminary post-mortem examination of two water, (includes high sodium content in their I'.itfe 11 'bodies. La Crosse and Prairie du Chien can expect some flooding, Strul said, although the crest is ex )ected to be about 13 feet, or a oo I. below flood stage, at L Crosse, and 18 feet at Prairie d Chicn. The deep and fast St. Croi River, the boundary between Wis consin and Minnesota north o Pre.scott in Pierce County, w i approach the 87-foot flood stage but is expected to remain below. The Cliippuwa River is expect- ed to crest at 12 feet, a foot above flood stage, at Durand in Pepin County but remain in its banks elsewhere. The Trempcaleau River is ex- pected lo slay in its banks ex- cept at Dodge where it probably will go a foot over flood stage. Wisconsin Tamed not sefk reelection to a third Trouble along the Wisconsin I term as Governor of Wisconsin, River is expected only at Merrill I The Democratic chief executive' and Portage where the river goes j told a news conference he had to seek a third term. "One of the over its banks almost, annually, j reached his decision "quite some (significant ones, I think, stemmed Predicted crests of 12 feet at time ago." And, he added, he told, from my views that four years of Merrill would put water in the Nelson Won't Seek Third Term; Doesn't Tell Plans MADISON announce his own candl- Nelson announced today that he dacy "at a later date." Nelson said a "lot of factors" had entered into his decision not FOUR DIE AS PLANE HITS Air Force Boxcar slammed into tho home nf Lnhrl Levron late Saturday killing tho construction worker, his wifo and two sons. A seven- year-old daughter is in n hospital with a probable sknH fracture. All crewmen lhe plane parachuted to Tttt plowed open ffeM opposite house, lumped 15-foot bayou, sheared a utility pole off at its base, jumped the. highway and ripped LevrmTt home, 22 miles southeast oC New Orleani, La. city park and 17 feel al Porlagc would spread the river inlo low- lands. The Kickapoo. which owccps through a troublesome narrow valley, is expcclcd lo remain be- low flood except at Slcuben in Crawford County where it proba- bly will pour out of its course. The river forecast center at St. Louis has estimated there is 60 billion gallons of waler in Wiscon- sin's snow cover, ranging from a Ally. Gen. John W. Reynolds his 1 conslantly speaking all over lhe plans. state and spending weekends Reynolds has said he will an-j away from home are as much an, nounce his political plans Wodncs-, imposition on my wife and chil- day in Green Bay Tho A.ssocial-idren as I could ha ed Press reported several weeks I added, ago that Reynolds and Nelson had j Nelson said he thought much of reached agreement and lhat Rcy- i nolds would announce for Gover- nor while Nelson bids for lhe U.S. Senate. "I told Mr. Reynolds quite some time ago that I did not under any circumstances intend to seek foot in the southeast to nearly reelection as Nelson lhe difficullics of the Governor's office involved the two year terms. "That's antiquated, inefficient and a handicap for any Governor in his duties." the chief execulive said, adding that he was hopeful that the Legislature "will at three tcct in tho northeast. How fast that water is released will determine state (loading this spring. said. "He has discussed with me i very earnest session pass a reso- his intentions and he will an-jlution to amend the Constitution nounce thorn Wednesday." land extend term to fouf Governor that   

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