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News-Palladium, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1954, Benton Harbor, MichiganShe Michigan s biggest buy for Reader and for advertiser final edition Benton Harbor. Mich., monday september 13, 1954 pages Price 5 cents weather forecast Cloudy occasional showers tonight. Cooler tuesday. Temperatures readings from gun. Noon to Mon. Nova 12 a. It 6 p. A. 9 p. A. 62 12 a. 59 3 6 12 n. Fight beetles pupils set new county schools record Survey of Public parochial schools in Berrien shows seven per cent jump both the Benton Harbor and St. Joseph school systems enrolled record breaking classes this year according to a news palladium Survey of county wide registration figures then a Survey conducted at the close of the registration period Cov 1 ered All of the county s 136 operate Olio claims Mother baby courthouse Home votes set nov. 2 quip becomes their Bonanza hold rites for sex Benton teacher a Young former Benton township school teacher died of polio Frida Blodgett memorial Hospital i grand rapids and her baby de levered by caesarean Section at the time of the Mother s death also died. Mrs. Douglas Wacker 22, was stricken sept. 5, Only one Day after the and her husband a minister met the seventh Day adventist congregation in grand he had just assumed his duties assistant pastor. Mrs. Wacker Ana Tive of California was the forme Sarah Sally we taught last year at the Lafayette she attended Emmanuel Mission try College at Berrien Springs of iwo years and was married to or Wacker May 31, 1953, while he was a student there. They moved to grand rapids Little More than a week ago from Berrien Springs where or. Wacker recently graduated from Emmanue missionary College. Stricken ill a week ago Sun Day mrs. Wacker was taken to Blodgett Hospital where her illness was diagnosed As polio and she was placed in an Iron lung wednesday. I funeral services were held for mrs. Wacker and her baby this at 10 o clock at the seventh Day adventist Church in grand rapids and burial was to i place in Flint or. Wacker s town. Auto toll equals labor Day by the associated press Highway accidents in Michigan 21 lives Over the weekend. The toll was the same As Over the Jong labor Day weekend in which National guard units helped patrol the state s highways. The latest victim was Patricia c. Basting of Detroit who died Sun Day of injuries received earlier when the car she was Riding in col with another on m-59 six Miles West of Pontiac. Ing Public of them rur Al elementary All w the denominational schools operated by lutheran Catholic and seventh Day adventist churches in Berrien. Survey results indicate that ber Rien superintendent of schools Beryl Dominy was close to the tar get when he estimated a 10 per cent increase in enrolment this year Over last year. Unofficial enrolment Floures indicate a school population of students a 7.1 per cent increase Over last year s it was pointed out by most educators that the figure for this year will climb further daring the coming two weeks m Stu dents delayed in starting school for various reasons troop Back u class. In the twin cities Benton har Bor schools registered students in elementary in Junior High school and in senior High school. Last year Stu dents were listed on the Rolls. St. John s Catholic school showed a first Day enrolment of 552, compared to 517 last year. There Are 402 in Grade school and 131 in High school this year. St. Matthew s evangelical Luth eran school in Benton Harbor re ported an enrolment of 210, an in crease of 30 students Over last year. The seventh Day adventist school reported an enrolment of 38, com pared to 33 last year. St. Joseph Public schools enrolled record High with in Grade school and 836 in senior and Junior High school. Last year there were some students on the Rolls at the end of the term. Catholic schools in St. Joseph enrolled 445 students at their first ses ions a record for those schools there were 58 pupils Over last year s 87, an increase of 16 per cent. In he High school there Are 123 Stu dents and 322 pupils enrolled in Grade schools. Trinity lutheran school in St. Oseph reported an enrolment of plotting boy kills father Zanesville Ohio sept. 13 said sixth grader David Larry Ingles 12, admitted shooting his father to death sunday after coming Home from sunday school. Chief George Hodgson and mus Kin gum county prosecutor Joseph Mcnerney said David in a signed statement admitted he had planned for two or three weeks to kill his father John Ingles 36-year-old Handyman because dad was mean to me. He threatened me and Mother thousand it. Plea saw sept. Or. And mrs. Charles Deibel my. Pm cant Are shown looking Over some of the pieces of null each containing a Nickel or More that mrs. Deibel had received up to noon monday. It All started when Garry Moore picked mrs. Deibel at random from his to audience last Friday morning and med each of his viewing fans to Send her a Nickel. A no tale of woe local men at Lake meet 61 students 10 More than last year. The principal shift in school pop lation took place in Niles the sur by indicated. Fob the first time Niles Ity schools refused to accept Stu ends living outside the school dts Rich yet the High school jumped rom class b to class a with 828 students about 60 More than were see schools Pace 6 pension charter issues one polling place i for special vote the Benton Harbor City Hall will be the Only polling place open for tomorrow s special City wide election on City charter vol in amendment dealing with police and fire pension. The amendment is designed to put the pension system for the fire and departments on a sound financial basis and also provides for come fringe benefits. Another item included in the amendment is a raise in allow Able tax on City real and per Sonal property from three tenths of a Mill to a maximum of one Mill. That Means a raise of about 70 cents for each of property. Norman Mccready head of the company which worked with the City s fire and police pension Board to prepare the amendment said the new system would work to improve the two departments thereby pro hiding citizens with better Protection. Good and fair retirement program such As the one proposed in this election enables the depart ments to make use of More efficient men by pen Sioning veterans after they reach the age of Mccready said. At a Large City where we recently put in a new pension set he said "72 firemen retired within six months and All of them were Over 65 years of age one of them 85." another advantage of having an attractive pension system is that new men who have Cost the City Good Deal to train them will not quit quite As the Indianapolis pension expert said. The polls at City Hall will open at 7 . Tomorrow and remain open until 8 . Rubens school teach dancing vocal read music play any instrument. We have instruments. School next Vincent hotel b. H., Mich adv. Surprised to emcee starts Nickels rolling it. Plj3asant, Mich., sept. 13 remark mrs. Margaret Dei Bel made on a nationwide television program last Friday has paid off like a Slot Nickels. Mrs. Deibel appearing on the Garry Moore show said she and her husband Charles were contented with their modest Way of living. Shortly after the remark Nickels began flowing through the mail to the Cou ple s i pleasant Home. The Deibel s arrived Home late sunday night to be greeted by excited friends and neighbors who told them of the piling up mail. So far letters have turned up at the Deibel Jing Ling with coins but some crinkly like they have Bills stuffed inside. Postmaster James Hooker expects another letters Lor the decibels in today s first delivery. And he estimates they la keep coming for a couple of weeks. Mrs. Deibel 26, and her husband an appliance Salesman began to be come people of Means at 9 a. M. Friday. That was when Garry Moore picked mrs. Deibel from the audience at his network television show in new York City where the couple was vacationing. He asked if mrs. Deibel wanted anything. Moore waited for her to Tell the Lud Lence a tale of woe and suffer no. Instead mrs. Deibel said we have everything we need. We re very Happy and getting along Moore understandably startled Muskegon Host to Seaway conference representatives of Benton Harbor City government the twin cities port commission and the twin cities pressure attending the two Day convention of the great Lake har Bors association today and Tomor Row in Muskegon., it is the first convention held by the group since passage of St Law rence Seaway legislation. Attending from this area Are Benton Harbor mayor f. Joseph Flaugh Don Stewart of the twin cities chamber of Commerce and Secretary of the twin cities port commission and Bob White Manalih Edi Tor of the news palladium. Delegates include representatives of great Lukes ports and Inland cities Harbor officials shipping executives and officers of foreign Trade Export concerns As Well at officers of the coast guard and army Corpse of engineers. Sen. Ferguson and maj. Gen. Samuel d. Sturgis chief of the army Engineer corps were scheduled to address the convention banquet. Other speakers include rep. Cederberg on today s program was a town Hall meeting moderated by grand Haven mayor Claude Verduin executive Secretary of the association. Panellists include h. C. Brock John c. Of Muskegon members of the St. Lawrence sea Way advisory Board and Admiral Lyndon Spencer president of the great lakes carriers association. About 150 municipal authorities and shipping executives were ballots a Fol be separate move to delay one Issue walked. The Board of supervisors acted today to once again ask Berrien county voters for for a new courthouse and convalescent Home. In session this morning super visors adopted resolutions which placed the two sizeable projects on ballots for the general election nov. Unlike the package program which went Down in defeat in the August primary the two proposals will be voted on separately. Almost unanimous approval of the resolutions scuttled a bid by super visor William Wright of to have a vote on Only one of the two buildings in november. Wright who predicted defeat of the Issue in the primary gained Little outside support when he declared i think you re Rushing this to fast. A . People have Tom roe1 that you Are trying to Jam it Eton their the Niks representative 01._ went on to predict that both won t suggested that his television Audi ence Reward the couple1 by sending her for fun. The couple has t had a Chance to count the Money yet. And police Aren t taking any chances. They be assigned a guard to the Deibel Home and have transferred the Money to the City jail. A certified Public accountant will begin counting it to Day. Present for the convention which is taking place in the Occidental hotel in Muskegon. Presiding Over the sessions is Daniel w. Hoan president of the association. Tomorrow separate talks Are scheduled for Large and Small port cities. In charge of the Small har or session will be p. Murick a former Benton Harbor Man who is now Secretary manager of the grand Haven chamber of com Merce. The convention closes tuesday. Asks hearing on charge of embezzlement four resolutions were adopted in a voice vote. Two ask permission from voters to go beyond the 15 Mill limitation to raise Money for the courthouse and Home for aged. The remaining pair to tie voted on by taxpayers Only authorized the Board to create a sink ing fund and spend the Money for both projects. Supervisors appeared to be firmly a Enlund both proposals again As they made another bid to have construction on both buildings begin next year they tended to go along with supervisor Mark Shearer Roy township who said we would be letting Down the Gen eral Public if we Only considered one next supervisor h. Thomas o Hara of Watervliet said i m in full Accord with the committee. Put them on the ballot and Well get the typhoon hits Jap Island nine die As raging storm sweeps Inland Tokyo sept. Typhoon june Cut a 300-mile wide path of death and destruction across the Southern japanese main land today. At least nine persons were dead eight missing and homeless Kyodo news service reported. The howling storm slammed into teeming Kyushu Island with winds of up to to Miles an hour. Winds slackened to 90 mlle an hour As the typhoon roared Inland. Three Southern Kyushu cities lashed by an 88-mile-an-hour wind tidal Waves and cloudburst Rains were evacuated. They Are Miyazaki with residents Miyako Ojo and no Beoka the newspaper yom Iuri said a Flash flood May have virtually wiped Miyako Ojo. The storm paralysed communications in the area. Blood on her hands miss Marr s. Ladon 20, daughter of a prominent san Antonio tex., attorney kneels on the Highway at san Antonio and looks at blood on her hands after she stroked the head of poke Man w. A. Culpepper. The officer was killed after being struck by a car which police said was driven by miss Ladon. Two passengers. With miss Ladon were miss Jacquelin Qualline her head bowed As she weeps and miss Star Gavilan a wire photo religious discussion costs Man 80, three Oaks sept. Discussion of religion cos Arch Agnew 80, three Oaks ?600. Agnew told state police of the Enterprise cleaners pm a 6-6905. Adv Barlow s laundry cleaning. Phone a 5-8681. Atty. Frank Maguire Sawyer demanded examination in St. Joseph municipal court saturday on a charge of embezzlement and furnished a Bond pending a hear ing set for sept. 16. Court aides stated that Maguire was arrested by Berrien county sheriff officers on a warrant is sued after Lawrence Tucker saw yer claimed Money he had Given Maguire to pay a judgment ordered in Benton Harbor municipal court was never paid. The judgment against Tucker was ordered As an aftermath of a traffic Accident he was involved court aides added. Maguire claiming the Money turned Over to him by Tucker for Legal fees court aides sold. Men Home can Ning company. The u. S. Air Force said the storm Center lumbering Northeast Ward at 17 Miles an hour would move across Western Honshu and into the sea of Japan tomorrow Jaycees father Dies in Lansing Lansing sept. 13 c. W. Bill Otto 68, former Secretary of the Lansing chamber of Commerce died sunday after a Long illness. Otto was chamber Secretary from 1928 until two months ago when he resigned because of his health. Known As the father of the Michl Gar he founded the lans ing Junior chamber of Commerce in 1929. New Buffalo Post that he was walk ing toward the front of his Lawn one half mile North of three Oak on the Sawyer three Oaks a a. M. Saturday when the incident occurred. Agnew said a Gree car pulled into the Yard and tha a Man remained in the Matohin while a woman got out of the walked up to him and started talk ing about religion. While engaging him on conversation she reached around to i Back pocket pulled but his Walle removed the Money and replace he Wallet then jumped into the car which drove off in the direction of three Oaks. Agnew who lives alone said the couple appeared to be either Gypsie or mexicans. He said he saw he with the Wallet but could not a in time to Stop theft of the Mone which he had been saving for vacation with his brother in Alle Gan. Annexation votes set Higman Dunham elections nov. 2 Higman Park residents will vote in the nov. 2 general election on whether they want to Annex to the City of Benton Harbor. Berrien s Board of supervisors to Daj scheduled the election on recommendation of the legislative committee. The same Electon Date was slated for inhabitants of Dunham acres a 35-acre plot of land South of St Joseph. Dunham acres which runs from Dunham Avenue on the North to Hilltop Road on the South and is bounded on the West by the c o Railroad tracks and on the East by Cleveland Avenue petitioned for annexation to the City of St. Jos Eph. Both petitions were filed approximately two months ago. Another Eltion covering a Small strip in he Lafayette school District was rejected last month. It was declared illegal. Sanitary Laun Dering easy parking at Barlow s on Mich red party will use full Power of Laws Denver sept. Weapon provided by the 83rd Congress will be used by the administration in an attempt to utterly destroy the communist party in the United states. Attorney general Herbert Brown Ell and Fri chief j. Edgar Hoover revealed the administration s anti communist drive plans after a con Ference late sunday at the summer White House. Brownell called the anti communist legislation enacted by the 83rd Congress powerful one of the new statutes out Laws the communist party and provides for cracking Down on red infiltrated unions. Another Grants immunity from prosecution under certain conditions to those who testify against others suspected of subversive activities. Hoover who rarely holds a news conference volunteered that the by already has been approached by communists who have expressed willingness to testify against former Ellov conspirators. Hoover in reply to a question that there now Are about communist party members in he United states. He called that he lowest number in but autio cd that party officials have adopted vigorous Security Meas ires in an Effort to Weed out Dis Oya comrades and undercover Fri gents. Must Spray 800 acres in Hagar twp. Huge damage and quarantine seen threat to county action was scheduled this after noon by the Berrien county Board supervisors on a special appropriation aimed at stamping out a foothold of japanese discovered in the county this sea son. Request for the sum was made before the Board this morning by Donald White District supervisor for the state Bureau of Plant Industry and James p. Hoekzema county agricultural agent who termed the Beetle invasion As a very serious threat to the county s million horticultural and Plant Nursery industries. White explained the proposal is to treat some 800 acres in Hagar township to encompass the area where adult beetles were discovered this summer. Be said that under a co opera Tive program the state would Supply the labor and the fed eral government would furnish the equipment. To obtain this help the local governmental unit must furnish the Spray compound. Hoekzema said it is proposed to apply granulated dieldrin by air Ilane Over the infested area this fall. The Poison he explained would sink into the soil and destroy the eggs and larva of the Beetle. White told the supervisors that he japanese Beetle is a voracious feeder and that if the population was allowed to build up unchecked he pest would in a few years time be causing heavy damage to fruit crops in the area. Even More serious White said is hat if the Beetle is not checked and eradicated the Federal government undoubtedly would place the area under quarantine. Hoekzema said a japanese Beetle quarantine on the area would prove a very serious blow to the horticultural and Nursery industries of the county. A quarantine would require Fumi gation of All Nursery Stock to be shipped out of the quarantine area and that shipments of most fruit would have to be inspected and sprayed before u could leave Here. Losses to the fruit growers and nurserymen would run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars Hoek Ema declared. The county agent said that while in beetles were found Only in Hagar township this edition to some in the City of Niles unless the ground treating program s carried out the Beetle could be expected to spread throughout the entire county in two to five years. White explained that his Bureau ill ask the Niles City commission a Supply the Spray material needed or a similar soil treating program o be conducted in the infested area in Niles. 4 die at crossing bulletin Kalamazoo sept. 13 a our persons were killed today in he collision of their automobile and a Pennsylvania Railroad train a crossing four Miles South of Kalamazoo. In addition three persons were Iti Cally Hurt. Two of those killed were tentatively id enticed As or. And mrs. Clifton Payne of Kalama zoo. An unidentified woman and baby were the other victims. Six persons were killed in a Sim. A Accident at the same crossing veral years ago. The train conductor g. W. Kos r of fort Wayne ind., told police e car was travelling at a High the of Speed and smacked into the co motive 20 feet from the front id. Auto accidents this month in Benton Harbor total accidents 37 number mishaps involving personal injuries s persons killed 0 total Days since fatal Accident 568 Day to pay City of Enton Harbor taxes without pen to september 15, 1954. City treasurer. Adv. 37 Travelo House trailer like new. Must sacrifice. A 5-7892. Adv. Lawn seed. Lee Dustin. Chicken Pio special tuesday and wed. Noon. Holly s 85. Neon fish .49c while Thoy last. Columbia aquarium. You 3-4583. Republican business meeting . Tuesday Lawrence town Hall

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