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Racine Journal Times Bulletin (Newspaper) - May 5, 1957, Racine, Wisconsin The Racine journal times vol. As. No. 2 Racine wis., sunday May a 1957 84 pages-5 sections-10 cents syrians pummel american during election tension Damascus Syria m angry syrian crowds roughed up an american newsman Here saturday after he attempted to tape record their election Day shouts against the Eisenhower doctrine. The incident occurred during critical parliamentary by elections that provided the first test of strength Between Syria s political left and right since the upheaval in neighbouring Jordan. An excited youth tried to grab a tape recorder away from National broadcasting company correspondent Welles Hangen while he was observing the voting at a polling station with this correspondent. Other demonstrators crowded around Hangen who finally had to give up the recorder to a policeman. Hang in s clothes were torn and his notebook taken in the syrian official later apologized to Hangen and promised that those responsible for the incident would be arrested and tried. East is. West it was the first incident reported in the weather vane by elections for four seats in Syria s parliament. The contest gave voters a Chance to choose Between East and West in a nation where a powerful Campaign has been fought for leftist policies. The contests were fought out Between a left Wing pro government coalition called the National grouping and the High Twig coalition National front observers considered them a significant test of whether the rightist opposition h a d a Chance of challenging government supporters at the polls and eventually leading Syria along the same anti communist path As Jordan. Only 26 per cent of Damascus voters had cast ballots by poll closing and the government ordered the balloting continued sunday. Report Kings to Confer in Jordan meanwhile the government announced a group of recalcitrant elements mainly communists and fellow travellers will be defendants next week in special military courts trying plotters against King Hussein. Amman diplomatic sources said Kings Hussein of Jordan Saud of Saidi Arabia and fies Al of Iraq May meet in Bagh dad next week for a conference that could radically change the Arab Middle East system of alliances. In Beirut diplomatic sources expressed full belief in reports that Egypt had been operating a murder gang in saudi Arabia in retaliation for Saud s strengthened ties with the West. The lebanese press reports said the murder gang was preparing an assassination plot but did not make Clear whether Saud was a target. The . 6th Fleet s combat spearhead steamed Back Westward in the Mediterranean saturday confident that it had at least temporarily eased the threat of Middle East War. But five transports loaded with . Marines and a screen of destroyers were left in the Eastern Mediterranean for fire brigade duty in event of a new flare up. President gef5 in 18 holes of Golf Gettysburg a. A president Eisenhower played 18 holes of Golf in Crisp Spring weather saturday at the Gettysburg country club. He was paired with club pro Dick Sleichter against two of his Gettysburg neighbors retired Brig. Gen. Arthur Nevins and George Allen. Associates say Mccarthy was writing Book Washington -. Up friends and associates of sen. Mccarthy a wis disclosed saturday that he was completing work on a Book dealing with congressional investigations when he was stricken with a fatal illness. Mccarthy who died thurs Day also had collected a vast amount of material for another Book they said which was Tol have dealt with communism and subversion of sen. Mundt Reda longtime Friend and Ray Kiermas Mccarthy s administrative assistant said the senator s Book on congressional investigations is planned for Early publication. Mrs. Patrick Miller a lawyer and researcher who had been helping Mccarthy with the Book told a reporter it is about ready for publishing after a Little file past Bier it was mrs. Miller who reported that Mccarthy was planning a later Book on com not Ihlam and a subversion of policy. Hundreds of persons filed past Mccarthy s Bier at a Pennsy Myaijia. Avenue Funera Home saturday not far from the White , As preparations were completed for services in the Senate chamber monday morning. Burial will be in Appleton wis. Tuesday. A delegation of 21 senators and the 10 Wisconsin House members is leaving for Apple ton by air Force plane tuesday for the services there. The Senate group will be headed by Republican Leader know land of California and democratic Leader Lyndon Johnson of of cold am orig those joining the line passing the casket which was flanked by a Marine guard of Honor were scores of school children in town for a safety patrol Parade. Kiermas who left Wisconsin in 1946 to join Mccarthy s staff said the senator had complained of a virus and cold for More than two he said he Felt awfully weak Kiermas said. He would come into the office and work an hour or so and then be All in and have to go Home to res democrats launch assault on budget flames Force Racine skaters from Milwaukee ice rink planet Mercury to Cross Sun Lew York he the planet Mercury smallest in the solar system will make one of its rare journeys across the face of the Sun today. The passage which occurs an average of 13 times Century will be visible through telescopes Over most of North or Africa except for the extreme East it will begin at 6 56 . Get " in the Central time zone the planet will have completed nearly half its journey by St a Mercury will appear As nondescript Black Dot almost obliterated by the brilliance of the Sun. Fourteen members of the Racine figure skating club were among a score of persons ordered from a far Northside Mil Waukee indoor ice skating rink saturday night moments before chief resigns in Milwaukee Milwaukee Fly police chief John c. Polcyn 64, a nationally prominent Law enforcement officer resigned saturday. Polch chief since 1945 and a Veteran of 41 years on the Force submitted his Surprise resignation at a special meet ing of the police and fire commission. The Grey haired chief who kept Milwaukee High on the list of Large u. S. Cities free of Strong criminal elements said he had a slight heart condition and Stii was suffering the effects of an automobile Accident of almost two years ago. Polcyn said he wanted his resignation to be effective May 15, but added he would stay on the Job if a successor has t been appointed by then. Racine area weather sunday May 6. 1b57 fair somewhat Wanner in afternoon. High 55-92. Winds becoming Mosi in Light and variable tonight continuing northeasterly to smiles per hour near Lake Michigan. Monday fair and warmer. Lows in 30 s. Highs upper 60 s West Low 60 8 East profile of the free world s Adi Ersary twelve years after world War ii this is the map of Europe. The user is dominant the satellite nations and the former satellite Yugoslavia clustered on its Western Border. The Northern group of formerly Independent nations Estonia Latvia and Lithuania now Are part of user proper. Recently Moscow has threatened adjacent free nations with retaliation for any acts it considers warlike. Equalized tax rate for City of Racine 2d in class $3.77 below state average the sprawling one Story Structure in Jerst into flames. Joseph Stehlik jr., of 1526 Carlisle ave., one of the Racine figure skaters said several of the skaters were about to take to the ice when they were or dered out of the building. Within less than an hour the one Quarter Square Block Structure was burned to the ground. Owners estimated the loss at $100,000. The five alarm Blaze brought 125 firemen and 31 pieces of equipment. Shortage of water hampered firemen and hoses were hydrants As far As a mile away. Flames were visible for several Miles and attracted hundreds of spectators. Seventeen persons including several from three apartments at the rear of the rink were evacuated safely. Cause of the fire was unde Terin ined Racine s 1956 equalized tax rate was lower than the Wisconsin average and the second lowest of the four cities in the 50,000 to 100,000 population class. Burlington set an even lower record however. Among 25 Wisconsin cities in the 5,000 to 10,000 population class Only one had a lower equalized rate. The figures were released this weekend by the Wisconsin department of taxation. Rate is $20.15 Racine s equalized rate was $20.15 for each $1,000 of property value. The figure is based on assessing property at 100 per cent of its actual valuation. The state average for All cities was $23.92. Green Bay had an equalized rate of $19.61, Madison of $21.51 and Kenosha of $24.91. Equalized rates Are lower in cities of similar population but with higher property values. They also Are Lover in cities with higher incomes because bulletin adds picture pages something new is added to your sunday bulletin today for your second cup of Coffee enjoyment. It s the sunday pictorial bulletin in which you la find the week s human interest off beat stories told in pictures. It s a round the world round up of news As the camera catches it. Of greater income tax returns and consequently less heed for Money from property taxes. Burlington s equalized 1956 rate was $17.59. Only City lower in the same population group was West Bend with a rate of $16.47. Highest in the group was Oconto with an equalized rate of $29.45. Others in the 5,000 to 10,000 population class were Antigo $29.32 Baraboo $24.90 Brook Field $20.93 Depere $21.51 fort Atkinson $17.78 Kaukau-na., $19.89 Menomonie $27.20 Merrill $29.26. Monroe $21.06 Oak Creek $24.08 Oconomowoc $19.83 Platteville $24.58 Portage $24,29 Prairie Duchien $23.28 Rhinelander $22.52 Rice Lake $29.21 Ripon $23.07 Shawano $23.02 Sparta $28.86 Sturgeon Bay $22.10 Waupun $22.56, and Whitewater $21.58. Only Madison spent More for school purposes than Racine except for Milwaukee. Madison spent $5,656,292 and Racine $4,057,328. For other local purposes Racine spent $2,439,098 and Madison spent $3,472,474. Dane county got $2,627,085 from Madison while Racine county got $1,265,424 from the City. Deff Pite Madison s higher rate of spending in All categories its equalized rate was Only $1.36 higher than that of Racine because of its higher property valuation. Racine s was $389,000,000 while Madison s was $551,600,000. Burlington spent $227,448 for schools $145,669 for City purposes and provided $94,743 for the county. Reports Strang Managua Nicaragua i the nicaraguan government said saturday night that Hon Duran planes were strafing two villages on the disputed Honduras Nicaragua Border. 2 Hurt As Auto skids on Side two passengers were thrown from their Auto when it skidded on its Side for nearly half a Block after hitting a tree on Highway 11 in Burlington late saturday night. The passengers were John c. Pohlman 20, Kenosha who suffered severe lacerations to the face and a Back injury and Murray Dailey 22, storm Lake Iowa who received knee and Elbow injuries. The Driver Peter Baine 20, Kenosha suffered a knee injury. A three were taken to Burlington memorial Hospital. Minister 4 others killed by train Scottsburg ind. Up a minister and four other persons on a sight seeing drive Between sessions of a Church conference were killed saturday when a passenger train smashed their automobile at Austin. The dead were Zeb Ernest Byrge 33, minister of the Church of god at Mitchell his wife Mildred their daughter Diann 3 Betty Taylor 23 and mrs. Ella strange 60, also of Mitchell 11.s. To reject Japan s Appeal Washington Ink the United states is preparing to reject Japan s Appeal that it halt its forthcoming nuclear weapons tests in the Nevada desert. The tests Are scheduled to begin May 15 and continue throughout the summer. A few Are scheduled to involve weapons More powerful than the a bomb which destroyed Hiroshima Japan 12 years ago. The purpose of the tests is to develop tactical atomic weapons for defense. An Effort is expected to be made during the tests to adapt an atomic warhead to the army s new 714 Inch Cannon. In a note delivered to the state department monday Japan asked that the tests be called off. Officials said saturday the Appeal will be turned Down. Japan also had made earlier appeals to the United states and Russia to Stop nuclear testing. The Issue is of prime importance in Japan because of radiation fears prompted by previous american and soviet tests in the Pacific siberian area. Aly foregoes Art for the ponies Par sup Aly Khan eldest son of the Rich Aga Khan has made a Choice Between his hobbies. A Paris gallery has announced that on May 23 Aly will sell 50 canvasses from his collection of modern paintings to raise Money to support his racing stable. In this Section local news. Pages 2, 4, 6 late Telegraph news 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 21 Einar 14 18, 19 20ito the Truman Adlai sen. Johnson Lead attack prom press Elsp Atchee Washington the democratic party saturday unlit Breed its heaviest artillery for a barrage on president Eisenhower s budget that promises to make governmental Economy a major Issue in next year s Campaign for control of Congress. The attack was Lead by former president Truman who accused Eisenhower of playing political bunk with the budget Adlai e. Stevenson who referred to the budget mess and Senate democratic Leader Lyndon b. Johnson. Truman and Stevenson waved a go slow Flag at democrats Bent on cutting the budget. But Johnson is frankly out to slice the president s Money requests on a selective basis. $100-a-plate Truman and Stevenson spoke at a Democrat Money raising dinner. The former president charged Eisenhower with failure of executive leadership but said he does t have the facts and in t sure Eisenhower s biggest in peacetime budget of $71,800,000,000 is too big. Certainly he said the National Economy can stand spending on that scale. Stevenson said America has failed in foreign policy peril is its Price and nothing shows More copiously the feebleness of the Eisenhower administration than the budget but he warned that if the democratic party now tries to out Republican the republicans on the Issue of budget cutting it is going to be hard to take us seriously again As the party of the Ray bum prediction however speaker of the House Ray bum Texas predicted the budget will be Cut $3 to $5 billion and a tax Cut helpful to everybody will be forthcoming. I see by the Way Stevenson quipped that next week the president is going to Appeal to the country but it is not Clear whether he is going to Appeal for or against his budget. And it is not Clear who he is going to Appeal to whether it is to his Cabinet to his leaders in Congress or his friends in the chamber of Commerce. Trickle Down theory Truman said the gop has gone Back to the trickle Down theory that has guided the Republican party from the time of its inception adding it is a Means of transferring in come from the poor who need it to the Rich who Don former Secretary of state Dean Acheson gov. G. Mennen Williams of Michigan House democratic Leader John Mccormack of Massachusetts and others took turns hooting at the republicans As a party in collapse split Lead Edess incapable of governing. Truman said i got completely confused. One Day the president would say the Congress ought to Cut his budget and then a week or so later he would say that if Congreve made any deep cuts it would seriously impair great after a time it dawned on. Me that there was a political method in this apparent madness. The purpose was to shift All the blame for the size of the budget from the president

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