Racine Journal Times Sunday Bulletin in Racine, Wisconsin
26 Dec 1971

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26 Dec 1971

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Racine Journal Times Sunday Bulletin (Newspaper) - December 26, 1971, Racine, Wisconsin The Racine journal times Ull tin Racine journal times sunday december 26, 1971 82 ?"6 sections Hope hopeful of pow visit Bangkok Thailand apr american comedian Bob Hope returning from his annual Christmas Lehow in South Vietnam said he is still trying to arrange for a visit to prisoner of War Camps in the North. A of believe the door is still open although in the heard nothing so far from the North vietnamese foreign ministry Hope said Christmas Day. Nevertheless the North vietnamese Diplomat to whom he talked in Vientiane thursday commented saturday a othe North vietnamese people would be Happy to see the act after the War is ?� Hope also was pursuing his idea for a children to children Charity drive Between the United states and North Vietnam that might Lead to the release of american prisoners. Nguyen Van Thanh the first Secretary of the North vietnamese embassy in Vientiane Laos said he did not directly refuse Hope to suggestion that he visit american pos but indicated that his attitude was mainly one of Courtesy and made his comment about a visit a after the War is ?� urges release during their iy2 hour meeting thursday Thanh said Hope had urged the North vietnamese to release at least a few prisoners As a gesture. Thanh replied that if the United states would accept the Viet Cong plan for simultaneous troop withdrawal and prisoner release a fall american military men captured in Vietnam will be ?� in a Telephone interview saturday Hope said he would propose a plan sunday for a Bob Hope trip through North Vietnam. He planned to make the request to the North vietnamese embassy in Vientiane through . Embassies there and in Bangkok. Although he did not give details such a trip apparently would be linked with his proposed children4o-children program to Aid the War orphans of North Vietnam. He said he believed As much As $100 million could be raised in the United states for such a Charity drive. Hope said he already knew where to get $25 million. The Money would be donated in the name of the children of America. The North vietnamese then would be expected to reciprocate by releasing at least some of the More than 300 american pos they claim to hold. Yule Road toll 405 in nation by the associated press the nationwide Christmas weekend traffic death toll climbed to 405 saturday As americans continued to take to the Road to celebrate the Holiday. The count of fatalities began at 6 . Thursday and will end at Midnight tonight. Highways were Clear and dry Over most of the nation but rain and Snow slowed travellers in much of the far West. The plan has been criticized As a proposal to buy \ the prisoners to Freedom with a Ransom but Hope said a Othats to a bad word to use. He backed up his optimism by citing the successful Deal with Cuba in which the United states donated medical supplies and tractors in Exchange for captured survivors of the Bay of pigs 1961 invasion. Although a few members of his Christmas audience waved banners with such slogans As a peace not Hope a the comedian was received better than at some times Over the past two years. He has been identified As a supporter of the War. Moderate stance according to Thanh however Hope told him he was a moderate and would a Send the War tomorrow if he were president. On Christmas Hope told his i audience a oin my heart you tre the Guys who Are Antiwar because you tre the Guys helping to end it. Done to listen to that garbage from those other Guys. Check them to see what they the done for the ?� Hope and his troupe leave sunday to entertain . Soldiers in Italy but he said he would be in direct communication with . Embassies in Vientiane and Bangkok. It was an 80,000-Bushel bin which collapsed at Burlington but More Corn than that was spilled. Pieces of the collapsed bin poked a Hole into the smaller bin at the right and Corn Roumal times photo by Don red from it also spewed out. In addition a 20,000-Bushel bin of Oats was damaged with Oats also spilling out. Cause of the collapse has not been determined. $2.25 million 105,000 bushels involved bin collapses com spews out by Don Reed journal times staff Burlington a a huge Corn bin which had been in use for Only a month collapsed shortly after noon Friday spewing 105,000 bushels of com on the ground at the Burlington Consumers cooperative feed Mill on Dodge Street. Arthur Bauman spokesman for the cooperative said $2.25 million could be involved in Hoy less Birds More kinds a greater number of species but fewer Birds were sighted this year in the annual Hoy nature club Bird count. Edward Prins past president said 54 species were identified compared with 51 a year ago but the individual count was 5,808 or nearly 5,000 less than in december 1970. Prins said Many of the Birds counted were ducks. Because of the mild weather he speculated that the Low count might be attributed to a delay in migration. Large numbers of what s where business news. Page id classified ads 8d editorial. Local news. Page a dial for help. Page 10a obituaries. Page 8d sports. In women to news in features Ann Landers 9c crossword. 6b entertainment 6b Horoscope. 6c television radio Page 7b ducks were sighted far out in Lake Michigan but could not be counted. The 22 Bird spotters counted Only 35 mourning doves while 232 were sighted in this area last year. Prins said the varying figures could be proof that All varieties of Birds May not agree on the severity of the approaching Winter. As another example he pointed out that no Robins were seen while there were 15 around last december. There were Only 161 american Goldeneye ducks spotted by club members who tallied 616 a year ago. The number of mallards seen totalled 1,245 compared with 1,563 last year. Prins added that 15 Canvasback ducks were counted while the usual number is Only one or two. Some of the uncommon varieties spotted were the Ruddy Duck hooded Merganser Oregon Junco the harlequin Duck which is normally found in coastal Waters in Winter and the yellow bellied Sapsucker. The loss of equipment and Grain. Some of this can be recovered from the Salvage of the spilled Corn he said. No one was injured in the collapse which occurred while employees were on their lunch break. The bin which held about 80, pm Bushes fell on four other bins rupturing them and spilling their contents. One of the bins contained 20,000 bushels of Oats. Three Corn drying machines also were destroyed and the main building of the feed Mill received some damage according to Bauman. Willard Agnew Plant manager said the cause of the collapse was not known. Bauman said he was in the Plant office about 12 10 . When he heard a loud noise at the rear of the Plant. He investigated and found the bin collapsed and the Corn spilling out. It covered the main line of the Soo line Railroad and a siding behind the feed Mill buildings and spread out to cover Calumet Street. Traffic on the Soo line was held up for about two hours before the Corn was cleared from the tracks. A Railroad tank car containing a 28 per cent nitrogen solution parked on the Railroad siding was derailed and partially covered by Corn and other debris. Bauman said there was no danger from the nitrogen because of it being a weak solution. Workmen worked All Day saturday loading com on trucks and hauling it to another Plant the cooperative owns at Genoa City. A owe won to have room for All of it there but we Hope to get some Railroad Box car Here in a hurry and Load some of the Corn in them a he said. Bauman added that a lot of the Corn could be salvaged providing it does no to rain before it can be picked up and put in storage somewhere. The Burlington Consumers cooperative feed Mill is located next door to the Murphy products company Plant that was destroyed by fire 20 years ago on Christmas eve in 1951. City s Christmas Trees won t go up in flames no time for Santa map wire photo eighteen month old Meredith Brown left found All that Christmas stuff too much at a seasonal party in new Orleans. She fell asleep shortly before a familiar bearded fellow appeared for his part on the program. Most Christmas Trees Haven to been up Long in Homes but the City is already making plans to get rid of them when they come Down. And the City to past practice a to Burn some 12,000 Trees at the lakefront a is out this year the county to air pollution control appeals Board has ruled. Public works commissioner Fred Larson said the Trees will be chopped up in a Chipping machine and the chips hauled to the sanitary Landfill West of the City. There has been concern about possibility of underground fires if the flammable Trees were buried whole at the Landfill site Larson said. Nightclub employees buy kids presents Carson City Nev. Apr Jim Murdock credit manager at harolds to club in Reno donned a Santa suit saturday and gave out presents at the Nevada state children to Home in Carson City for the 19th year in a Row. Christmas Day gift giving by harolds to employees has been going on for 25 years. The employees buy presents for the Home to 74 children from a list of requests from the children themselves. Tentative plans Call for the City to Start picking up Christmas Trees on Jan. 3. The Trees will be hauled to various locations in the City and the Park department to Chipper taken to the locations to grind up the Trees. Larson said that to Speed the process the City May hire the county to Chipper. Cost including a truck and operator would run about $600 for a week of work. He said some chips will be used on pathways in colonial Park instead of being hauled to the Landfill. The department of natural resources District office at weather Milwaukee said that to officials to knowledge no permits have been granted yet in Southeastern Wisconsin to Burn Christmas Trees. On diseased dutch Elm Trees however the permits Are granted since burning is recommended disposal procedure to Check the spread of the disease. The county air pollution Board has allowed the City to Burn diseased elms at tile lakefront South of 21st Street. Controls Call for an attendant to be on duty and that burning take place Only when winds will carry smoke out Over the Lake. our area mostly Cloudy and colder today with a High in the Low 30s. Chance of Snow tonight and monday with a Low in the mid-20s. High monday near 30. Winds from the North at 8 to 16 . Precipitation probabilities 20 per cent today 40 per cent tonight. Elsewhere in state mostly Cloudy today and colder in most sections. Highs 15 to 22 extreme Northwest upper 30s extreme Southeast. Cloudy tonight with a Chance of some Snow. Lows 5 to 15 Northwest upper 20s Southeast. Monday Snow Likely and continued cold. Highs in the 20s North 25 to 33 South. The Sun Rose at 7 21 . And will set at 4 23 . ii Ham radio operator helps the lonely Doc Jenkins transmits therapy to Gas by radio phone Minneapolis Minn. Apr his friends All him a Odoch but Felton Jenkins is a lyricist Engineer and not a physician. He yes his Healing in the basement of his Home ung eight powerful Short wave radios and ree Telephone lines to delivery therapy to funded servicemen in Vietnam. A Oitt to my say of saying thanks to the boys a Plains Jenkins. For the past four years Jenkins has been voting much of his time and Money to jetting wounded soldiers in voice Contact with Weir families. Six Days a week a with Sun is off a he is up at 6 . Seated among is microphones dials and speakers. He Han to 25 x 30 contacts each morning in about Iree hours and the number has run As High 5 37 when conditions Are favourable. The soldiers to conversations with Home Jenkins feels have medical benefits a especially when nervousness and loneliness figure in the wounded Many to condition. Frequently Jenkins works through the military affiliate radio system a Mars. Ham radio operators in Vietnam Patch into a Telephone which is taken to the bed of a Soldier in a military Hospital or on the Hospital ships Sanctuary and repose anchored off the Vietnam coast. Calls gifts family Jenkins is on the . End of the transmission. He Calls the soldiers to family by and patches the conversation into his radio. If the father is at work and the Mother at Home Jenkins phones each of them on differ ent lines and patches them into a conference Call. The result is that the son in Vietnam father on his Job and Mother in her Home can Chat in a three Way conversation. A Oitt to like a party line a said Jenkins. Jenkins to work brings him no financial gain. His Telephone Bill and other expenses run from $100 to $125 a month. A but it gives me a certain amount of pleasure to be Able to do something for somebody else a he said. A of look at life As a great big Mirror. You look in it and smile in ii and it smiles ?� a widower the 72-year-old Jenkins says his Hobby permits him to spend time constructively while bringing happiness and Hope to others. Roared at Audubon n.j., Jenkins attended Glassboro no High school and Drexel Institute Philadelphia. He received a bachelors to degree in electrical engineering and eventually earned a doctorate in physics. Taught school he taught school after leaving College and he invented several devices in the controls Security and communication Fields. In 1944 Jenkins started his own manufacturing firm which he later sold. He has worked As a business consultant since then. His Hobby he said brings him satisfactions that can to be measured in dollars. As an example he recalled the Case of an american Soldier who had lost both legs in Vietnam. A ohis spirits were Low and he Wasny to cooperating with the doctors a Jenkins said. A othe doctors were about ready to give up on this boy and they asked me if i could no to arrange for him to talk to his parents. A othe parents happened to live in Mexico and it Wasny to the easiest thing in the world to get them to a Telephone. I had a Friend in Mexico pick them up and bring them to his radio. We patched them through to their son. Heard conversation a everything went Well except the father became just As dismal As the boy. What Good Are you now it the father asked. A what Are you going to do now it he said everything that he should no to have said. We were hoping he would build the boy to Hopes but this certainly did no to t take ?� continued on Page 2a, col. I it la it Ishii Izill Iii ii to huh Iii

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