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News-Palladium, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1955, Benton Harbor, MichiganBiggest buy for Reader and for advertiser final edition Benton Harbor Mich., tuesday june 28, 1955 16 pages Price 7 cents weather forecast generally fair tonight. Wednesday partly Cloudy continued warm. Temperatures read Lufi from Mon. Noon to noon 12 a. 75 6 p. A. 11 9 p. A. 66 1z a. I a. M. 8 m. 9 a. A. 12 m injured in explosion Keith Burgess 18-year-old meat Cutter writhes in pain in ambulance after explosion at twin City locker Plant which shot Gas Stream of ammonia in his eyes and face. Burgess was admitted to memorial Hospital for treatment of Eye and face Burns after noon explosion monday. A trucker who happened to be at the Plant. Harry Stewart 37, Mishawaka was released from the Hospital. Firemen said an air com Pressor detonation injured Burgess of Berien Springs. News palladium photo Ziegler reaffirms Klock Road Width letter declares 320 foot Access Highway necessary for future use 1 01 i to 1 Sil i Luji i1111uiu1 i Lulu Michigan state Highway commissioner Charles Ziegler j firemen monday night turned the salary hike Issue still undecided firemen police say it s up to City dads Benton Harbor policemen and still maintains a 320-foot, eight Lane limited Access Road Way for Klock not a 90-foot one with Access is necessary the Benton Harbor City commission Learned monday night. Matters of initiating either a Miliage Mcreasy reassessment of pro parking lot meters voted comic Book censorship is dropped present Laws Are adequate Benton Harbor City commission monday night unanimously voted to drop a new ordinance program de signed to establish a Board of Cen sors ant clean up Reading matter offered for Sale in the City. Commissioner Paul Newman acting head of the legislative committee in the absence of commissioner Ralph Lhotka said current state and City Laws adequately handle the problem. He moved for ant won indefinite tabling. Besides mayor Alfred Hinkelman six other commissioners joined in delaying the establishment of the two new ordinances. One ordinance sets up a five Man Board of review with Powers to Cen Sor and suppress literature. The Sec Ond makes it a Misdemeanour to print possess and distribute Litera Ture or horror comics to minors. Mayor Hinkelman noted it appears to be a question of enforcing the present rules now. Commissioner Newman said care Ful consideration was Given to the question. He pointed out Reading material must past a National Cen Sor organization which gives a stamp of approval. Moreover state and local Laws Are effective Meas ures he said. Rex Parrish a Mission preacher who filed the original objection to the commission last present. March was in response to a question mayor Hinkelman explained the commis Sion s move to Farrish. Evacuate patients from nearby fire Pittsburgh june 28 fire Early today swept 10 stories of the 15-Milllon Dollar Pitt schools of health professions building under construction Adja cent to presbyterian Hospital. Several explosions apparently from gasoline Oil or some other highly inflammable substances rocked the Structure. Six alarms were sounded. All 225 patients of presbyterian Hospital were evacuated to the adjoining women s and Eye ear hospitals. None of the patients was injured or affected by the heavy Moke. I Benton Harbor City commis City clerk Earl Tidey read a let Sion. Ter to the City commission from c. J a letter signed by fire set Ralph a. Weber Highway commission Dep Stanley and police sgt Eric Yops Uty Corn missioner chief Engineer to Stanley o. Miller general manager of new products corporation which owns most of the property needed to Widen Klock Road in which Weber reiterated the Highway commissioner s stand for the Road. The letter was enclosed in a Short note from Ziegler to Tidey. Zierler s plan which Miller the Benton Harbor City commis Sion Ami the twin cities Cham Ber of Commerce have opposed Woultz run the larger Road from the Paw Paw River Bridge to North Shore drive with ultimate plans to extend he widened version of Klunck Roach via Wauconda Avenue and ramp Over Paw Paw Avenue eastward to join Tjs-12 near Ross Field Airport. Ziegler maintains according to the Weber Miller letter that a project of this character is desirable because 1 it does not disturb the planning of the area and allow in to become a commercial artery 2 the number of lanes of pavement pro chairmen of the fire department petitions and police department committees respectively Cave their views to merchant petitions ignored outcome is 5-to-2 Victory for Hizik Elmazi by a Vole of last night the Benton Harbor City commission went on record favouring parking meters for the old canal Basin Park ing lot. It was a Victory for mayor Alfred Hinkelman who has vigorously opposed All efforts either to keep the lot free of meters or. As the local merchants have insisted to main Tain the lot with in attendant serv ice which the retailers believed would be Mote satisfactory to local and ont of town shoppers. Over the weekend it looked As though the merchant plan of opera Tion would prevail at monday night s Mcling. With at least five members voting against Hinkelman s meter plan. But when the Roll was called Only commissioners Frank by Neift and Solon Emery voted for the merchant plan. The majority vote ignored lotions carrying signatures of citizens supporting the Mer chants parking plan. They were secured last week As a last Effort to keep the canal lot on an non metered basis and to preserve at least a semblance of free parking. Commissioner Ralph la Iota was absent. But the remaining five com missioners supported mayor Hinkel Man in his stand to make the area a paying proposition. Members of the Benton Harbor merchants parking committee were present to witness the momentarily tense atmosphere. Commissioner Braniff produced the Resolution and petitions containing the signatures. Mayor Hinkelman s administration facing a operating fund Short age has ear marked an anticipated net Revenue from the lot for general operating expenses. Some commissioners reportedly said quietly they would support the when the vote came May City commissioners. City clerk Earl or Hinkelman and Tidey read the letters which also Charles Laviolette included a proposed pay raise scale to the commission. The Issue of a proposed pay raise for cily policemen and firemen came to the fore at a special Lune 15 meeting of Sev eral policemen several fire men and inc City commission s finance committee chairman cd by commissioner Frank Braniff. Then Braniff had told the representatives of the two City depart ments hint recommend his committee would pay increase if the members of the departments would take the Lead in asking the Public to vote Jnorro taxes. Stanley and said they would Check with their colleagues monday night Tidey read their answer. In Tiik letter the policemen and firemen state they have resolved that the City officials themselves video with limited Access will responsible for the welfare of some three times As much traffic j the City of Benton Harbor and its and therefore preserve the facility indefinitely in regard to right of Way and grading costs and 3 it has been definitely proven that limited Access provision provides twice or thrice the safety of the Ordinary free Access facility. Employees and therefore we do not feel that it is our responsibility to initiate either of the above millage or any action re Garding increased Revenue to the the letter states further that the commissioners Paul Neuman Bernard sch Menauch Rex Shocley and Wilbert Smith voted for meter ing. There was Little discussion with the exception of an explanation of the question and opening remarks by commissioner Braniff. I feel i be been guilty of acting declared Branit As he re viewed the previous meter vote of eight to one. Branit indicated he was not opposed u a reasonable charge. He referred to the proposal advanced by the merchants committee which called for attendants at the lot in Stead of meters. After refusing to repeal the Carl Lier action the commission unanimously voted to place the visible meters Page 11 mercy Witt have staff of interns the Benton a resident staff of six physicians however maintain that a 90-foot Roadway with Access would be amp to enable us to better meet the be they too give three reasons 1 a superhighway would jeopardize existing Industrial operations by cutting off Plant space and exposing factories to truck vibration 21 it would use Sites for new Benton Harbor Indus try and 3 the Cost of it would be excessive. Earlier in june local attorneys indicated they would take the mat Ter to the circuit court and to the Michigan supreme court if Neces per fenced personnel and attract we feel that immediate action of some sort is he letter concluded before the City suffers loss of personnel from both departments to Industry or private Enterprise at a definite and serious loss to plan to View Speed checker see salaries Page 13 searcher sights missing flier Tokyo Juno search Plant tonight sighted one of two u. S. Marine fliers missing for three nights in the Pacific. He was seen Hart raft iffy Milet South of night was invited to attend a Tokyo. Demonstration of a radar machine used to Nab speeders. Commissioner Bernard Schliem we Are in radio Contact with the said an Nir Force spokesman. Committee said the Date will be announced soon. It is expected How Ever to be sometime next week. The radar machine will practically put the rubber strip by St. Joseph the past St. Joseph police have a machine which measures Speed when a car passes until he is picked additional details on Page 13 Lake temperature the temperature of Lake Michi Gan today is s3 degrees. Between two strips which stretched across the Road. Are Enterprise cleaners pm. A 6-6905 will begin a tour of duty at mercy Hospital starting july 1. For the past six months there have been five interns on duty. Or. Leo a. Lindquist will be teach ing resident in the department of surgery and will live in the intern quarters provided by the Hospital. He is single. Married members of the staff live in outside quarters. Or. Ralph e. Thompson a graduate of the University of Oregon medical school will reside at 706 Pipestone with his wife and Small son. Or. Steven a. Spencer is a graduate of the University of Penn Sylvania medical school and will re Side with his wife at 570 division. In addition drs. James co tache Hoke Nash and Del Harris will continue their training for another six months. Or. David heart a former Mem Ber of mercy s intern staff is re turning to the. Area this summer to take up the practice of Medicine at Bridgman. Mercy Hospital is the Only hos Pital in this area that is approved by the University of Michigan to train interns and residents under its affiliated general practice pro Gram. The training of physicians at mercy is part of the Overall Educa Tion program of the Hospital. In addition to this intern training pro Gram mercy operates a school of nursing approved by the state of Michigan and also a school for x Ray technicians approved by the american medical association. I crash toll 1 dead one dying. Ten Hurt state prepares for record traffic on Holiday weekend Lansing. June Gan tuned up its Law enforcement machinery today to Cope with an expected record traffic Jam Over the fourth of july possibly a record toll of death. Kour Hundred National guards men will be called to special duty to assist the state police and sheriffs officers in traffic control. State police commissioner Joseph a. Chillis said 216 of the guardsmen will work on Road patrol and Point control with state troopers while 184 others will he assigned to sheriffs departments. All state police pass Days be tween noon Friday and noon tues Day Unic been cancelled to permit All enlisted personnel being placed on traffic duty. Detectives and other special assignment officers will take Over desk radio and Post details. Tiie goal is to reduce the death toll which hit 36 last fourth of july weekend. State Highway commissioner vote fund for repair of intake City commissioners voted r Maxi mum of last night to have Marine engineers unplug the water intake at the Benton Harbor water filtration Plant at Jean Klock Park. They accepted a bid of to build a drum to fit inside the pres ent intake and raise it 10 feet from its present height. And they okayed a from l. E. Speidel St. Joseph Marine Engineer to install it commissioner Frank Braniff said the installation charge was actually expected to be about Speidel refused to give a firm bid. Commissioners Learned last week. But he agreed to place a top Price on the Job. The terms okayed by the commission tailed for die Marine Man and his equipment to get daily for an eight hour shift. He gets s 5 an hour for every hour Over eight. The hid Price of s7.mo was some j300 higher Llian the next Burl of offered by Christy t Orp. Of Sturgeon Bay wis. The time element combined with a better Chance to make alterations locally. City manager h. H. Crow said last week make the higher bid from s s welding service in Stevensville. More favourable. William Russell who Heads the water and twin cities sewage disposal Plant said mud finds ils Way nto the present three foot High in take in rough weather. The new drum which will in Side the present intake crib will eliminate Al Al per cent of the prob Lem he said. Crow pointed out last week time is important. It must be built before bad weather sets in next fall he said. Commissioners briefly turned their attention to another matter in connection with sewage. On suggestion of Crow the com Mission decided to review the Ben t on Harbor Benton township sew age pact which was agreed on last year. The township Crow said has asked the contract be prepared be cause of recent approval of a sew age ordinance. Crow said the contract would be merely brought up to Date. The rate Structure remains the same he said. Charles m. Ziegler ordered All Road construction projects shut Down at noon Friday until noon tuesday with the exception of emergency work and relocation where traffic would not be affected by continued operations. The stale ferries at the Straits of Mackinac will operate without schedule when traffic conditions warrant. On regular schedule they will leave both sides of the Straits every hour night and Day. With extra departures at periods of traffic peaks. Mashup is tragic end to vacation will return Navy thanks City for its hospitality mayor Alfred Hinkelman monday night read the Benton Harbor City commission a letter from it. Cmdr. L. To Switzer. Commanding officer of he uss Daniel a. Joy de 585 in which he expressed the appreciation of the officers and Crew for the Many courtesies extended to us on the occasion of our recent hit to Benton the uss Daniel e. Joy a de Stroyer escort and the flagship of the great lakes naval Reserve train ing Fleet visited Benton Harbor the weekend of june 17-19 and was open to visitors for three hours the afternoons of june 18 and 19. A total of too visitors came aboard during the ship s stay. It. Cmdr. Switzer said in the letter. I speak for the entire ship in saying that we All will look Forward to a return visit to your City Al though it May not be until next he concluded his letter. Four puppies buried alive commission backs Seaway Channel plan Finton Harbor City commission responded an Appeal from the citrate Lukes harbours association Calline for connecting channels leg Isle term on the great i jokes. Without passage of the Bill the St. Lawrence Seaway would t do us any pointed out Comis Stoner Paul Newman. The of put or Morrs present card on Michigan s senators and the fourth District Scala five Clare inf Man to Hack hip Channel legislation. The project will provide for the deepening of the Detroit River. Lake St. Claire St. Mary s River and the removal of some Shoals in the Straits of Mackinac. The first step harbours association Secretary Claude ver Dunn said is to get author Lention Bill.? moving on the projects. Appropriation Bills follow he said in a memorandum. Commissioner Newman called for Resolution demanding Michigan s senators and the local representative support the Channel legislation. The vote was unanimous. Paw Paw june Curtis 17, of route 2, Paw Paw told Paw Paw state police he found four puppies monday evening which apparently had been burled alive the previous night near the Acorn school Antwerp township. The youth imported that two of the puppies were still alive when he uncovered them. Officers said he disposed of the two puppies and Bur ier1 the four. Police found no clues to show who burled the puppies. Seed last Chance. Sebago red Pontiac Chippewa. Stall 182, b. H. Fruit mkt. Pm a 6-6887 a 5-2098. Adv. Don t risk Wash tub use sanitary cleaners Cotton adv. Delinquency traffic Are top issues traffic find juvenile delinquency Are the two greatest problems fac ing Michigan Law officials today. That is the opinion of six state and government Law officials who Ore among some 300 persons currently attending the Michigan association of chiefs of police at the Whitcomb hotel in St. Joseph. Tighter traffic inns Nurt sincere Parent child relationship would contribute the most to remedying the problems in their estimation. Chief Herbert Straley of fun Lac was outspoken in his denunciation of violators especially drunk Drivers citing it a Rinir to allow per sons Possession of a vehicle made for enjoyment who turn them into of it s a crime o Hill whether with a Jun club or he added. Straley propounds a uniform traffic Law. We so oiled strengthen our motor vehicle Laws making it mandatory for courts to mete out appropriate sentences depending the Vio he stated adding we need cooperation find sup port of the courts and bar As stalk a s opinion that juvenile delinquency Starus in the was unanimously supported by capt. Hay Mohr. District com Mander of seven mate police posts surrounding and including the de troit a Rex u. S. Treasury mail Greet fim. And chiefs Howard Colenan grand rapids Robert. Reed Alma and Larry Knox a sync. All six conclude that juveniles arc found largely where both parents work. The Lone police chief to list delinquency As a minor problem in his Community was Reed. The problem has been licked by educating youngsters to respect and and mire Law officials according to Reed. Conversely chief Knox stated thai the prob Lem is rapidly becoming the greatest in Wayne. The Law officials were polled following the convention s first session monday. Speakers were Edward Piggins Detroit police commissioner whose subject Law vehicle loaded with migrants a Niles vacationer lies in a coma Icar death at mercy Hospital today after an Accident which claimed the Ife of his son and also injured 10 other persons including a number of migrant labourers aboard a truck the truck car s Mas Hup occurred ate yesterday afternoon at the m -139 Riverside Road intersection at the Greenland inn. The fatal victim Ronald Daus 15, 707 Cass Street Niles was dead on arrival at mercy. He became the 18th county traffic fatality of 1955. Young Ronald s fathered Ward Daus has not responded to treatment said Hospital aides who list him in critical condition with internal injuries. U n d e r s he r if f Henry a n bounced late this morning that Christian Daus Driver of the car would face arrest on a manslaughter charge when he is1 released from mercy a warrant was of 18 Burrien traffic death in 1955 see police Pace 3 Idaho polio inoculations halted 4confidence lost Boise Idaho. June Idaho polio mass vaccination pro Gram already postponed Indef new delays today As state health authorities announced they had lost Confidence in the Salk state health director l. J. Peterson told newsmen that Idaho will not sponsor another Max inoculation program be cause of new doubts about he effectiveness and safely of the vaccine. He told newsmen he holds the with its manufacturing for a polio outbreak which has killed seven Waho ans and hospitalized 79 others since the immunization program was started in april. But he added that the depart ment does not blame the Cutter laboratories of Berkeley calif., which produced the vaccine used in Idaho because they were Only carrying out the procedures outlined by or. the reference was to or. Jonas Salk Developer of the Antl Pollo vaccine. Rummage furniture 918 Terr. Wed. The thurs. Women s service trained this morning. The list of hospitalized included mrs. Neah Daus 59, Ronald s Mother the fatal victim s Uncle Christian Daus 65, Chicago and his Cousin Raymond Daus 10, of Niles. All were reported in poor condition by aides. Also taken to the Hospital by four ambulances and admitted were mrs. Juanila Brown .27, Lewis Heacock Edward Pierce 27, All of popular Bluffs mis Souri. Miss Brown and Pierce were put on the poor condition list by attendants. Heacock was reported in fair condition. Released after treatment were migrants James Cooper 22, William Bailey 64, and William Pierce 45, All of popular Bluffs. Hundreds of persons Gath ered at tire scene to witness the re Moval of the injured. Traffic Lead ing to the spot which was Omini Ousby called dead Man s curve Many years ago was Back to Back for a number of blocks. Berrian deputies Murvin Merrill jr., and Jack Lewis said preliminary investigation indicates Chris Tian Daus car swerved wide around tic curve. It smashed nearly head on with the oncoming Small truck packed with Harvest workers head ing for new Era Mich. The Daus car was travelling at a High rate of Speed deputies Mer Rill and Lewis Caid. It was crushed with the Impact. Ironically with the exception of one transient All remained on the truck in the action which followed the crash. Cooper said today most of them struggled free later. A member of the Daus family in Niles said today the group was returning from a Short vacation trip to Beulah. The three adults were seated in the front. Young Ronald who died his Cousin and a dog were in the rear. Cooper said this morning the migrant troop in the truck owned by miss Brown arrived last weekend at Berrien Springs. They were in route to the Cherry Harvest at new Era. Deputies Merrill and Lewis said a Greenland inn wait Ress Mary Ray route 2, Coloma witnessed the collision. She Esti mated Speed of the Daus car at 65 Miles per hour. Tire Marks deputies Merrill and Lewis said showed the Auto crossed the a interline. Christian Daus the Driver was unable to give a state ment immediately deputies Merrill and Lewis said. Ronald s body was taken to the Pifer funeral Home in Niles. Rummage 878 Pearl . Buffalo Bill was Hombre bold he could shoot a Fly off your he always shot the Caps off his Champagne velvet Beer. Adv. Men s formal Wear rental. Michigan cleaners 136 Mich.

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