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Racine Journal Times Bulletin (Newspaper) - August 25, 1957, Racine, Wisconsin The Mia see journal times vol. 28, no. 18 Racine wis., sunday August 25, 1957 curtain draws quietly at last on City housing 66 pages-5 sections-10 cents the Racine housing authority died a quiet death last week in contrast to its Stormy career of a decade ago. Born in the turmoil and con claims general testified falsely about Stewart Washington a sen. Margaret Chase Smith a me saturday accused air Force it. Gen. Emmett o Donnell jr., of misrepresentation and extensive false testimony in an Effort to promote movie Star Jimmy Stevi Art to a Reserve brigadier general. The Only woman senator also charged that o Donnell had tried to strike from the Senate armed services hearing record this false the Coni Mittee blocked Stewart s promotion from colonel to brigadier general mostly because of mrs. Smith s efforts. O Donnell told a reporter mrs. Smith s statement caught him completely cold and he would t want to comment until he had studied it. However the general added that he certainly had not intentionally Given any false testimony. Minor errors As for the senator s charge that he tried to strike his testimony from the record o Donnell said the committee sent him the record for correction As is customary in such congressional proceedings. He said there were a few minor errors which he corrected and which he said almost always crop up in several hours of off the cuff testimony. O Donnell said he did not seek to change one Iota of his Basic testimony. The Senate Friday confirmed nine Reserve general s but not Stewart or another Man blocked in committee. Mrs. Smith said she was inserting in the record the same statement she made at closed door committee session because the member of the committee who opposed me in this matter expressed his feeling that fairness to All parties con concerned required that my statement to the committee should be printed and made although not named this was a direct reference to sen. Symington d to former Secretary of the air Force who had urged confirmation for All 11 of the proposed Reserve generals. No. 3 Job the woman senator said o Donnell testified that Stewart was competent to serve As Deputy director of operations of the strategic air command literally the no. 3 Job in Sac importance if War she said Stewart until nominated for general has participated in Only nine Days of Reserve training during 11 years and that he was of qualified to Fly any air Force plane at that time. Stewart s Normal civilian Pursuit is that of motion picture actor she continued. Obviously he can t maintain his proficiency for Deputy director of operations of the strategic air command by being a motion picture she said that past National preside its of the Reserve officers Assn. Have complained bitterly to me that the Stewart nomination was destructive to the morale of the air Force sen. Smith is herself a lieutenant colonel in the air Force Reserve the top rank she could hold unless named director of women in the air Force. Fusion Pear the end of the second world War when Racine was in the throes of the worst housing shortage in its history the life of Rha frequently was jeopardized. During its 12 year existence Rha survived searing criticism a City Council committee investigation and a City Council vote to abolish the group. Shortage ends the Racine housing authority held a spotlight in Community affairs until a building Boom in 1950 set an All time record that stands today. Home building has continued at a top level until this year. To August the total is 151, approximately a third of the number issued to that time a year ago. Though tight Money is responsible for part of the turn to a buyers Market in housing today six straight years of top building helped take the Edge off the housing demand. Although the Racine housing authority had its initial meeting on dec. 11, 1945, the seed for its existence was planted Many years before. A Survey in 1939 showed that Racine had 18,000 Homes 148 of which were unfit for human habitation and 2,800 needed major repairs. An Alderman the late John Buresh foresaw the need for housing and proposed establishing a housing authority but his plea fell on deaf ears. Allot trailers during the next four or five years the City talked housing but Little was done. Frequently predictions were made that unless private builders met the need Federal housing projects would be necessary. Plans for private development did not materialize so in the fall of 1943, Racine was allotted 150 trailers by the government for living units As temporary housing to be removed when other living quarters became available. The temporary trailers were tolerated until 1954. During february 1944, Federal housing investigators Check on the acute housing shortage in Racine and cautioned that unless the Home front could prove definitely that it was going to do some Tum to Page 6, col. 2 state Auto crash kills 3 persons by the associated press three persons were killed saturday when two cars collided at a Marathon county intersection. Killed were mrs. Genieve Ann Firnstahl 26, her daughter Kathleen 2, of Colby and mrs. Vera Steiner 51, of Abbotsford. They were in one car. The Driver of the other vehicle was injured. Syria chief to quit Hoffa testimony will be sent to Justice dept. Washington m Justice department officials will be asked to study for possible perjury prosecution teamster Leader James r. Hoffa s testimony that he failed to recall his Many dealings with racketeers. Chairman Mcclellan dark of the Senate rackets committee disclosing this saturday at a news conference conceded that it would be difficult to prove Hoffa lied when he pleaded memory failure. But he said Many of Hoffa s mental Blanks were almost too much for any reasonable Man to believe. No Flat statement therefore he said i am going to Send this transcript to the Justice department to pursue that phase of in response to a reporter s question Mcclellan declined to say flatly that he thought the Man seemingly headed for presidency of the teamsters Union lied during his four Day stay on the witness stand. However he did say there Are some Strong circumstances Here that indicate he May not have been telling the truth when he said he could t the bouncy teamster s most frequent memory breakdowns during the hearings occurred during questioning about his secret relations with the new York labor terrorist Johnny Dio. Vague on microphones one question that caused Hoffa particular memory difficulty was whether Dio Ever sent him some tiny microphones in 1953 to eavesdrop on turn to Page 6, col. 1 the newest of Wisconsin s 17 superhighway interchanges the South Park Street Cloverleaf South of Madison is shown above. State Highway engineers have a War photo estimated that As Many As 200 Are being planned including seven on Highway 41 in Racine county. The interchanges Are part of an expanded Highway program. Wisconsin Highway expansion includes 7 Racine i Over Leafs a Tinty will share in Wisconsin s Highway expansion program which May include As Many As 200 new superhighway c 1 o v e r 1 e a is. State Highway department engineers have estimated. Seven of the interchanges Are planned for county intersections on Highway 31, which will be rebuilt through Racine and Kenosha counties As a limited Access superhighway. Non Stop route the first contracts on the $30 million project for the two counties Are scheduled to be let next month. Construction on an eight mile stretch South of Highway 11 will begin this fall. When completed the new super route will include traffic can vary widely depending on interchanges at intersections the style materials Engineer with highways 11 and 20, 7-mile Road county trunks g and a Sylvania Road and South county line Road according to present plans. Another six interchanges in Kenosha county will permit traffic to flow non Stop from one route to another. Bridges will enable traffic from other intersecting roads to flow Over or under the new superhighway. Costs of the interchanges report British plan new a bomb tests London Britain saturday was reported planning a new series of Hydrogen bomb tests in the Central Pacific Early next year with prime minister Macmillan looking on. Twin Lake drowning Kenosha up Willard heist 56, Chicago drowned in twin lakes saturday when he fell out of a Motorboat. Ing right of Way acquisition and other factors engineers said. Costs vary a simple Cloverleaf can Cost $200,000. But a complicated Urban Type interchange similar to one being planned for the City of Milwaukee can Cost As much As $40 million. The Highway engineers said at least 112 of the interchanges will be constructed in Wisconsin on the interstate system. The 451-mile interstate route will run from the Illinois line through Wisconsin to the Minnesota Border. Access to the route will be limited with the Cloverleaf permitting traffic to get on and off. The Wisconsin Highway commission last week received bids for work on the West end of the interstate system. Ninety per cent of the Cost of the interstate system is paid by the Federal government which requires Grade separations As a condition for getting the Aid. A War photo paper bag baby a nurse in Dallas holds a Day old baby girl which was found stuffed into a paper bag in a vacant Bousa. The infant ii in Good Conditi Oai . Youths split in factions clash after arrival in China London Imp a split in the ranks of 41 americans visiting red China was reported by the British news Agency Reuters saturday. It said the delegation which went to piping from the Moscow youth festival had broken up into leftists and rightists with some remaining Neutral. The Bieak erupted shortly after the americans pulled into the piping Railroad station after an eight Day trip from Moscow. Passport juror Shelby Tucker 22-year-old former Yale student said it happened when he and other so called rightists refused to turn Over their passports to the chinese. Tucker who said he made n this Section local news. Pages 4, 5, 6 14 Einar 15 late Telegraph news Page 2,3,7, to u the trip to piping to balance out the Lunatic fringe among the americans said the chinese made Little fuss about the refusal.  criticism meeting but he said the leftists attempted to Force the dissenters to hand Over the passports and later subjected them to what he called a struggle and criticism meeting. Tucker said the rightists then got a lecture from the Rev. Warren Mckenna of Boston on breaking chinese Lav. The Reuters dispatch quoted one of the neutrals in the group As saying relations bet Een the opposing factions were pretty . Leader denounces group Miami Beach co Piander Cooper t. Holt of the veterans of for Ign wars saturday called the 41 Young americans touring red China unwitting tools of communism and said the press should ignore them when they return Forest fire perils town Plattsburgh . M a raging Forest fire almost circled the Little Village of Al Tona in Northern new York saturday night but fire fighters had established a fire line they hoped would save the Community. About 50 residents of the Village which has a population of 400, had fled their Homes. Plans to move others were postponed after the fire line was established and the wind died Down at Nightfall. The fire worst in the state in 13 years had raced to within 3,000 feet of Altona s outskirts before it was halted at least temporarily. About 3,500 acres of scrub Forest near the Canadian Border have been charred since the fire broke out last monday. More than 700 weary volunteers were fighting the fire during the Day. No injuries have been reported. Soviet quiz show invites americans London i the Moscow radio invited americans to compete for prizes in a quiz being run in connection with the 40th anniversary of the founding of the soviet Union. The questions dealing with Basic stages in building up the soviet state will be broadcast daily. Answers Are to be sent to the station by air mail. Prizes include Short wave radio sets cameras records of soviet popular music English translations of books by soviet authors and albums of photographs of russian cities. Ruler to return despite coup by pro reds Cairo Egypt m the syrian foreign ministry in Damascus announced saturday that president Shukri Kuwait by would return from Egypt today. The announcement coupled with information from authoritative sources Here spiked reports he would resign because of a leftist officer coup in his Home country. Kuwait by flew to Cairo last sunday. The official purpose of his trip was to undergo medical treatment in Alexandria Egypt but his hurried departure came just As leftists seized full control of the syrian army. The syrian president a moderate rightist has Long struggled against takeover of Syria by leftist elements. Reports that he had resigned or would resign were viewed with much concern because he had been Given credit for keeping Syria from falling completely under soviet control. Swing to right whether his return to Damascus will be accompanied by a swing of syrian politics away from the left remains to be seen. Jordan s King Hussein and Iraq s Faisal Are both in Turkey presumed to be conferring with turkish Premier Adnan Menderes and leaders from Lebanon on the syrian crisis. Dispatched from Washington to get into this huddle was the state department s Ace Middle East troubleshooter Loy Henderson. Reports from London and Washington indicate Western leaders Are counting on Syria s Arab neighbors to isolate her As a Means of checking her swing to the left. Experienced observers Here feel that such expectations Are pure Wishful thinking. If things came to showdown it might prove easier for Syria to isolate her neighbors than the other Way round. Can wreck 4 lands Syria is in a position to virtually wreck the economies of its four pro Western neighbors. By cutting the Iraq Petroleum co. Pipeline Syria could Stop production in Iraq s Oil Fields. By shutting off tra Sarabia s tagline Syria could close the Channel through which roughly one third of King Saud s Oil production reaches it markets. By closing its Frontier with Jordan Syria could isolate that Little kingdom from its Normal sea outlets in Lebanon. By closing its Frontier with Lebanon Syria could economically strangle that Republic. Racine area weather sunday August 26, 1957 mostly sunny and somewhat warmer today. Partly Cloudy tonight and monday with occasional showers Likely monday. High today near 80 and Low tonight near 60. South to Southeast winds at 10 to 15 Miles today., elsewhere in Wisconsin partly Cloudy and warmer today. Occasional showers Likely tonight. Syrians accuse Hussein s Uncle Damascus Syria a syrian military court charged an Uncle of Jordan s King Hussein is masterminding a sabotage wave in Syria. The accusation followed an announcement three jordanians were arrested Here three weeks ago and charged with attempted sabotage and terrorist acts. Youth drowns Menasha car. Eifealdt 16, drowned in Little Lake Butte Des Morts saturday when the Motorboat he was operating capsized in the Wake of  put mind Labia Orul Miff

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