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Racine Journal Times Bulletin (Newspaper) - June 30, 1957, Racine, Wisconsin The mime journal times vol. 28, no. 10 Racine wis., sunday june 30, 1957 88 pages--6 sections-10 cents 6-Day july 4th Celebration gets underway in Racine suspend colonel for a year Large Parade fireworks will Climax Holiday Racine will observe the fourth of july thursday with its largest Parade in recent years and a fireworks display re located to provide greater visibility. The events will Climax the six Day Celebration the 21st annual event of its kind sponsored by the City wide Goodwill committee. Regatta concerts today carnival rides opened saturday afternoon in Washington Park and will operate until thursday night. Today s events include a boat Parade regatta and two concerts. Thursday morning s Parade which is expected to last More than an hour will include 21 bands and drum and Bugle corps 35 floats 12 marching units and color guards and six motorized units. The Parade will begin at 10 . From n. Main and Goold streets and will move South on main Street to fourteenth Street and then West on fourteenth to Park Avenue where the Parade will disband. Fifteen pieces of fire fighting equipment from Racine Sturtevant and the towns of Caledonia and it. Pleasant will precede the seven sections of the Parade. They will leave be starting Point at 9 55 . Gifford is Marshall w. Allen Gifford will again 7ead the procession on horseback As Parade marshal. A 25-member mounted posse a feature new to this year s Parade will follow Gifford. Helen Jean Horlick will act As honorary Parade marshal. The Lead float will feature 1957 miss Goodwill 18-year-old Judith Imhof and her court of Honor. Sheila Kathleen Brown and Barbara Schwartz. Four other Queens will also ride in the Parade. They Are Teresa Chiaz representing Racine s latin american Community Phyllis Ferg West Racine Kringle Queen Sally Hinen Queen of the Myca kitties drum and Bugle corps military Ball and one of Wisconsin s four Dairyland princesses who Are finalists in the Alice in Dairyland contest. Racine musical units appearing in the Parade will be the boy scout drum and Bugle corps Junior and senior elks All City youth bands american legion drum and Bugle corps Myca kitties Junior and senior drum and Bugle corps Racine Park Board band and the Johnson s Wax band. Out of town units will in elude the Burlington kiwanis band Racine county agricultural school band Rochester american legion Sharvin Post drum and Bugle corps North Chicago 111. American legionary reprimand Fine Nickerson for secrecy leaks charge storm warning too late toll at 275 band Oconomowoc Kenosha Junior and senior High school bands Kenosha co band Milwaukee elks Lodge band american legion Post 85 band Kankakee Iii. Caballeros drum Jand Bugle corps Appleton South Milwaukee Community band Zion Iii City Community band and the great lakes turn to Page 7, col. 1 in this Section local news Page 6 16 Einar 11 late Telegraph pages 2, 3, 7,10,13,15, 17 journal times photos Square dancers presented their Goodwill fourth of july Jamboree Ferris wheel As usual proved to be a popular carnival ride. Gettysburg a. A president Eisenhower saturday pledged All possible Kielp for the Louisian Texas Huni Cane disaster areas. Wiite House press Secretary Hagerty said the chief executive regards the havoc resulting from Hurricane Audrey As a calamitous prom press dispatches Lake Charles la. A bitter argument developed saturday night Over whether the victims and the survivors of Hurricane Audrey s terrible onslaught along the Louisiana coast were warned to flee in time. Scanning a coastal land Laid waste by the fury of a tidal wave. Civil defense officials saturday night hiked their estimates of the dead in Southwest Louisiana to 275 a ghastly total which May change upward from minute to minute As the Waters slowly recede uncovering More bodies. Maj. Gen. Raymond Hufft state civil defense director who accompanied emissaries of president Eisenhower to the blasted area of Cameron Parish made the latest estimate. Hit in morning survivors charged that the new Orleans weather Bureau which predicted the Hurricane s movements said it would hit the coast thursday night and that it actually hit thursday morning. Cameron a fishing town of 2,500 population on the Louisiana coast and half dozen villages were engulfed bet Een 9 and 10 . Thursday by a giant tidal wave. The u. S. Weather Bureau said saturday that Audrey was one of the Best forecast Best tracked and most forewarned of hurricanes in his its statement by inference strongly denied complaints that there had not been adequate Advance warning. 75,000 evacuated from press reports an Esti mated 75,000 people in the threatened areas evacuated to higher ground and escaped possible death or injury because they heeded weather Bureau warnings and advisories the Bureau said. Residents of Low exposed areas were advised Early wednesday june 26-22 hours before the storm s Center hit the coast to move to higher ground to escape the forecaster rising Ray Kraft forecast supervisor at the new Orleans weather Bureau said it was t in his heart to argue with the suffering survivors but that residents of the coast were warned 24 hours before Audrey struck that they should get out. He said there is no Way to predict a tidal wave once a storm has struck. Of w. Reichelderfe chief of the Washington weather Bureau arrived in new Orleans and praised Kraft. He said the forecasts were among the Best Ever issued and commented can t Lead them unfortunately we cannot take them by the hand and Lead them out of danger with most of the living victims of Audrey and her dreadful Follower a 20-foot tidal wave now airlifted to safety Federal and state officials planned the futures of hundreds of residents of the fishing Village of Cameron. Tentatively drafted were plans for a tent City adjacent to wrecked Homes. Val Peterson the president s special assistant said a tent City could be set up almost immediately. Officials said it would take three years to rebuild Cameron. Legislators urge better controls Washington Fulli a three Man House inspection team saturday called for stepped up flood control program to forestall disasters like the floods which swamped the Southwest this Spring. The congressmen members of a special House Public works subcommittee issued a 36-Page report terming the Southwest pm flood one of the six most destructive in the United states since 1900. The report said flood control works built by the army in Tum to Page 2 col. 2 Racine s elderly fire truck traditional Parade participant received its annual Bath. Report 6 dead As freight smashes passenger train Guthrie by. W _ a Louisville & Nashville Railroad freight train rammed into the line s Chicago Miami passenger train the Dixieland at a crossover Here late saturday killing six and injuring 21, the Railroad reported. C. T. Swallows of the l & n stationmaster s office in Nashville said these were the latest figures available to him but added everything is a mess up there and the sheriff s having trouble keeping the crowd away so the ambulances can get to the swallows said the freight 3 injured in Highway 41 crash motorcycle skids youth Hurt a two car Auto crash and a motorcycle Accident in Racine county sent five persons to st. Luke s Hospital saturday afternoon. The motorcycle passenger Gerald Duchac 21, of 3134 Osborne blvd., was hospitalized with undetermined Back injuries. His Uncle Eugene r. Duchac 29, Madison who was driving was released after treatment for bruises. The motorcycle overturned after skidding on gravel at Highway 31 and the county line re. The two cars overturned one clipping off a Light pole after colliding at highways 41 and 20. Drivers Robert t. Jackson 25, Chicago and Isadore wild Man 69, Lincolnwood. 111., and Roland Houston 25, Chicago a passenger in Jackson s car were treated for injuries. Train rammed into the Side of Paris the conductor. Smith was the passenger train dining car turning it Over and derailing five other cars including three sleepers a lounge car and baggage car. I imagine both trains were going at a pretty Good clip swallows said. The Dixieland does t even Stop at Guthrie other reports of the dead ranged up to "10 known dead but there was no immediate count from any official source. The Engineer of the freight train j. T. Raspberry Paris tenn., was listed As dead. J. T. Smich of Louisville fireman jumped to safety described events on the freight this Way i was on the Walkie talkie talking to a a. Lashlee of Racine area weather sunday june 30, 1b57 mostly fair with Little change in temperature today. High in the Low 80s. Low tonight about 60. Westerly winds 10 to 15 Miles an hour monday partly Cloudy with scattered thunderstorms by evening. Beside me and Raspberry was at the wheel. I looked up. I saw we could t make it. I landed on both feet stumbled but kept up. Smith was right behind me. Smith said i m going to jump. Jump Quick Raspberry did t have London shelters London in usually Chilly London sheltered through the hottest Day of the year saturday. The temperature Rose to 90 degrees for the first time since june 3, 1947. Law suit fails to halt nuptials picture on Page 2 Milwaukee a a Milwaukee heiress married her Pennsylvania Sweet Liepart in a private Church ceremony late saturday despite her parents efforts to Stop it with a $500,-000 alienation suit. Mary Lucille Werner and Leland Cummings jr., both 21, climaxed a hectic year Long courtship in which his roman Catholic parents bitterly fought the Romance by exchanging vows in st. Mathews lutheran Church. About 165 invited guests attended the wedding including the Bride s parents or. And mrs. Arnold j. Werner chaise son enticed but the bridegroom s parents of Wyncote pa., did t attend. They charged the werners with enticing their son from his Home and roman Catholic religion with wealth and said they would t recognize the wedding under any none of Young Cummings relatives attended. After the wedding the newlyweds went to a reception at the Werner Home in the fashionable suburb of Elm Grove. They planned to leave on a honeymoon trip but kept their destination secret. Heads Plant Leland Cummings or. Filed a $500,000 alienation suit against the Bride s father president of the Wagner Iron works Here. He charged Werner with luring Lee or. Away by paying his tuition and other expenses at Harvard University ferrying him to Milwaukee in a private plane and promising him a $25,000-a-year Job. Lee or. Joined his father in Law in denying the charges. Young Lee Suid his father was trying to extort Money irom Werner. The Case still is pending. Kefauver group to investigate steel Industry Price rises a Ashington in the Senate anti monopoly sub com committee will investigate recent Price increases ordered into effect by . Steel and other major Industrial producers. Chairman e s t e s Kefauver a Tenn announced plans for the inquiry saturday. He said the first phase will Deal with Industry s pricing policies in general later Hewother steel producers. Said the subcommittee will study particular industries. He said a group of economists will be questioned july 9 and 11 about administered prices that is prices a hich Are fixed by a company by executive decision rather than set in the competitive Market place. Kefauver called attention to the $6-a-ton increase just announced by . Steel and Huntsville Ala. A a general court martial suspended col. John c. Nickersonjr. From rank for a year fined him $1,500 and reprimanded him saturday for his admitted leakage of secrets in a Billy Mitchell fight for army missiles. It was a magnificent Victory As his lawyer put it and perhaps a historic one for the 41-year-old colonel who could have received up to 30 years at hard labor. It was scored in the Teeth of testimony from his commanding officer maj. Gen. John b. Medaris who said that Nickerson had lost his usefulness to the service and he did not want him Back on his staff. Nickerson s Fine will come on the instalment plan. He was sentenced to forfeiture of $100 a month for 15 months. We did All right Nickerson commented on the verdict. I anticipate a pleaded guilty it was the least he had to say at any Point in the five Day court martial that started off with Nickerson pleading guilty and then building up an eloquent Case Why he should be let off lightly. Nickerson s suspension of rank simply Means he cannot hold a command. He is deprived of the right to sit on military boards and of the privileges of rank. Nickerson could have received up to 30 years heavy fines forfeiture of and retirement and dismissal from the army. But Nickerson s defense conducted by Crafty Ray h. Jenkins built up an elaborate exhibit of wha a motivated him Aljen he used secret missile data to try to get a decision of the Pentagon reversed. Army confined Secretary of defense Wilson last november ordered the army confined to work in missiles under 200-mile Range at the time it was Well into development of the 1,500-mile Jupiter. It took the court Only 40 minutes to decide Nickerson should be rapped but not cashiered. But All of the defense Case appeared to collapse earlier in the Day when Medaris head of the missile Agency Here repudiated Nickerson Down the line. But Che Law officer of the court col. Frank s. Scarborough implied a rebuke to Medaris in his instructions to the court. He told the 10 generals and colonels to disregard Medaris opinions and use their own in coming to judgment. Col. Nickerson was All smiles after rec Elvig a com Parau vely Light Sente Cut

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