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Racine Journal Times Sunday Bulletin (Newspaper) - February 21, 1971, Racine, Wisconsin
R vol. 39, no. 8the Racine journal time Racine Wisconsin sunday february 21, 1971 90 pages�?6 sections �?30 cent Braun says few Calls could resolve welfare complaints a few Telephone Calls and some specific information would go far toward resolving the complaints currently being levelled at the Racine county general assistance program according to county supervisor Hubert Braun 20th chairman of the welfare committee of the county Board. Meanwhile however complaints against the welfare Agency were Given full endorsement by the puerto rican society of Racine and partial endorsement by the Urban league of Racine. The City a human rights commission previously had gone on record in support of an investigation of the complaints. Braun in a letter to Felix Rosa chairman of the recently formed emergency welfare committee contended that All of the individuals involved with that committee have a officially and democratically elected representatives on the county Board. Protest rallies he added Are not necessary in order to Contact a county supervisor. A your county supervisor represents you and All other people in your District a Braun explained adding,1 a the or she is As near to you As a allegations of mistreatment of welfare recipients were met with requests for details on names places dates and nature of incidents Braun said but no such information has As yet been received. One of the dissident groups demands was for a Public hearing at which grievances May be aired and discussed but Braun said that any meaningful hearing would be against the Law which guarantees confidentiality of information on welfare recipients. A specific cases cannot be discussed at a Public hearing a Braun said. A a Public hearing could Only repeat the general allegations you have already made in Braun added that the welfare committee and the county administrators committee a stand ready and willing to meet with representatives of responsible groups on these in addition to the letter to Rosa Braun wrote to the Rev. Kevin Heagerty executive director of the Racine a Spanish Center asking what happened to an invitation he made through father Heagerty to the Spanish Center Board of directors for a meeting feb. 16. Braun said he has since talked to Board members who knew nothing of the suggested meeting. Explaining that the welfare committee of the county Board feels that the Spanish Center represents the Racine Spanish speaking Community Braun asked a if it does not who does it represent a Rosa however has earlier said that the emergency welfare committee is not a Spanish oriented organization but a group representing welfare recipients of All backgrounds. As a consequence Rosa said at that time the Spanish Center is in no position to speak or act for the emergency welfare committee. In a statement issued Friday by mrs. Carmen Hoenecke president and mrs. Brigida Ortiz Secretary the puerto rican society urged the Racine county Board to give a the most urgent consideration and action to the demands of committee. The emergency welfare the society also endorsed the Call for a general Public hearing. Racine a Urban league Board called for the department of general assistance to examine its welfare practices a to ensure that the department is fully meeting its accountability to the taxpayer must not stand in the Way of responsibility to the people who need the services the statement contended. A it is our position a the statement said a that we have capable people on both sides of this confrontation who can work satisfactorily to resolve problems that May exist. A that is what we Are urging them to do a the statement said. Two children lost in Lake at 6 mile re. Two children 5 and 13, Are missing in Lake Michigan a icy Waters South of Crestview. Two helicopters and a coast guard boat gave up the search for the 13-year-old girls and her 5-year-old brother at dark saturday. Kathy and Christopher Ehlert were standing on ice near the Edge of the Lake when a chunk broke off in the heavy Waves caused by saturday afternoon winds. Efforts by their 14-year-old sister Pamela to reach them with a stick were unsuccessful. The children had moved Here with ther parents or. And mrs. Donald Ehlert Only about two weeks ago. The family has not Yte had time to finish unpacking in their Home at 2123 Broadleaf drive. Kathy and Christopher fell into the Lake about 4 . When a Section of ice projecting into the Lake near the East my of 6miie Road in the town of Caledonia broke off As they were standing on it. Pamela after failing to reach them with the stick ran to a nearby Home at the top of the Hill for help. Caledonia police were called. Policeman Armand Bartell said the Telephone Call came in there at 3 59 . Before the search for the two was abandoned for the Day a coast guard boat helicopters from both the coast guard and s. C. Johnson amp son inc., and the sheriffs department scuba diving team had been called out. The diving team however did not go into the water because of the severe Waves Bartell said. The search was called off because of darkness Bartell added but coast guard officials said it would resume with a first Light today. The Ehlert family had just moved to their new Home located South of Crestview subdivision just West of Novak Road from Milwaukee and Kathy had Only recently been entered in the seventh Grade at Jerstad agerholm school. Christopher who had his fifth birthday last sunday was not yet in school. Olt a a by it a a a in huh is Jug Jug a a s�?Tv5 a i i fas a stick Lay on the ice where Pamela Ehlert dropped it. She had tried to reach her sister and brother with it but failed after they fell into Lake Michigan. Caledonia firemen tied ropes around their waists As they edged near the water Iii futile efforts to locate the lost children. photo by Lvi a Salvo emergency alerts did t go far in state a journal times photo by Lyle r. Salvo Pamela Ehlert told Caledonia policeman Armand Bartell How her 13-year-old sister and 5-year-old brother disappeared into Lake Michigan. Milwaukee apr it was a close Call for some but most Wisconsin radio stations did not broadcast the false National emergency Alert and go off the air saturday. Racine radio station Weny was one of those caught by the air Force mistake but the other three a Wren or a and a ukr a remained on the air and none of those broadcast the emergency message but one and All were confused by the erroneous message sent on broadcast wires of the associated press and the United press International. The fact that the erroneous Alert message was sent out at the same time As the usual weekly test caused Many broadcasters to move cautiously before putting it out authorities said the White House communications Agency said in Washington that the error was due to an inadvertent release of the wrong tape by the air Force at Cheyenne Mountain Colo. Radio station Weny Racine was one of those that broadcast the false Alert and went off the air As All but certain designated stations 700-Pound woman Dies in Illinois town Harvey 111. A a Harvey woman who reportedly weighed More than 700 pounds has died of apparent natural causes at Ingalls memorial Hospital. Miss Irene Norwich 44, had suffered from thyroid problems since birth and suffered from an enlarged heart which doctors said could not pump an adequate blood Supply throughout her body. Marge Norwich 35, said her sister became a a inactive four years ago when she weighed 350 pounds. Must do in the event of a National emergency. Wren is one of those which would stay on in an emergency but personnel at station said that the retraction of the emergency notification came through before they made the emergency announcement so their listeners were unaware of the mistake news director John Nickel sen said Weny was off the air for approximately five minutes returning after hearing win Chicago a Clear Channel station broadcast a cancellation. The erroneous message carried authenticator code word a hate fullness a which matched the code word designated for this Day Nickelsen said. But the cancellation which followed did not have the code word a impish a Nickelsen said. He was puzzled by this As were other broadcasters throughout the nation. It was not until 41 minutes after the original false Alert that military authorities sent out the proper code word a impish a needed to make the cancellation official. Radio stations had Long before resumed broadcasting on the a s i s of the win cancellation station Wapl am and pm at Appleton was off the air for la minutes said newsman Bill kiss. A i was just following orders a said kiss. Broadcasting was resumed after the station heard a Gnu a directive to ignore the original message. Holland said Wempy a staff heard an emergency Alert Over win waited a couple of seconds and prepared to play the tape then heard the Chicago station announce the mistake. Station it my Milwaukee Mayo foundation re elects Johnson Rochester Minn. Samuel c. Johnson president of s. C. Johnson and son was re elected to membership on the Mayo foundation Board of trustees saturday. Wha s where Nixon May impose construction Price freeze business news 7c classified ads. Ii editorial. Page 14a local news. 4a obituaries. Ii sports. In women a news in features Ann Landers. 3b entertainment 12a Horoscope. So television radio. Page 13a related Story on Page 7c. Miami Beach Fla. Apr president Nixon reportedly will consider this week imposing a construction wage Price freeze and naming a Public labor Industry stabilization Board with Power to limit any pay or Price hikes in the Industry. The proposed plan hinted at in a three hour closed meeting saturday Between a High level labor department task Force and Al Cio construction Union leaders was said to be still in a highly tentative stage. One purpose of the government team headed by Secretary of labor . Hodgson was to feel out whether the Union leaders who earlier refused Nixon a request to come up with voluntary wage restraints a would agree to serve on such a stabilization Board it was Learned. Choice not theirs the labor leaders representing 17 unions with 3.5 million members in the Al Cio building and construction trades department reportedly gave the labor department team no Assurance they would take part in a stabilization Board. But Union sources indicated they apparently would have Little Choice except to do so if Nixon imposes a freeze and creates the Board under the defense production act which expires March 31. Union leaders have said they could not agree to any voluntary plan to limit their members wages and that any role they took in government action to reduce construction costs would have to be forced by the White House. Hodgson said both sides agreed to make no comment on saturdays meeting a until after in be had an Opportunity to discuss this matter with the president this week. Earlier comment however Hodgson had told newsmen earlier last week that a a we re going to have to do something to curb construction costs including bringing Down the rate of last years 18 per cent Rise in wages in the Industry. The increase was More than double the hike in manufacturing workers pay. He said the government wanted a plan before this years major round of construction wage bargaining opens about the end of March. Hodgson undersecretary of labor Laurence Silberman assistant Secretary of labor w. J. Usery and chief Federal mediator j. Curtis counts planned to Fly Back to Washington saturday night after the meeting with Union leaders. Some labor sources speculated that if Nixon does decide on a construction wage Price freeze it could come As Early As the Middle of this week. No Assurance but they emphasized there was no certainty that Nixon wont choose some of the other a a alternatives discussed earlier with the Union leaders such As suspending the Davis Bacon act that sets wage Levels on Federal construction projects. This would have the effect of shunting much of government construction work to lower paid non Union labor. Although there was no specific pact Between the govern ment and labor leaders informed sources said saturdays discussions amounted to working out a tentative understanding of the Only course in which the unions could participate in a wage Price stabilization procedure if Nixon forces the Issue. Arca of speculation one of the uncertainties for labor leaders in the reported Federal plan was How Long a wage Price freeze and stabilization Board procedure might be imposed. One source said the government officials indicated it might be for a Long term or open ended period. Labor leaders also reportedly have asked some indication the administration would pump More Federal Money into construction to create More jobs and ease the pressures of High unemployment. The Al Cio executive Council meanwhile continued its Sharp criticism of Nixon economic policies which the labor leaders blamed for the nation s continued inflation and the highest jobless rate in a decade. A there were 5.4 million unemployed in january�?6 per cent of the labor Force up 2 million from a year ago and 2.5 million from january 1969,�?� when Nixon took office said the labor Council representing 13.6 million workers in 119 Al Cio unions. Millions of other workers ate on Shorter work weeks with reduced pay because of the economic slowdown the Council said in a statement. Was Only seconds away from a pulling the pin a according to newscaster Elliot Douck. Checking the news wire Alert Douck called an Engineer at the stations transmitter and said a a we be got one going the Engineer replied that he had his hand on the switch to play the recording and change frequency. Just then a Gnu a cancellation was heard on the automatic Monitor. Dogs jittery As quake result los Angeles apr Are dogs More sensitive to a a vibrations than humans seems so officials say with hundreds of nervous canines running Loose in the san Fernando Valley in the Wake of the feb. 9 earthquake. Ernest Jensen animal shelter supervisor says the quake a upset them tremendously. They Are running in packs hungry and Jensen said the tremor destroyed fences and broke Walls setting the dogs free Racine area weather mostly Cloudy and rather cold today. High in the Low 30s, tonight Snow possibly heavy. Low in the upper 20s. Monday Cloudy with Snow diminishing or ending. High near 30. Winds today from the North to Northeast at la to is . Precipitation probabilities 20 per cent today so per cent tonight. Elsewhere in state mostly Cloudy and rather cold today with Snow Over most of the state tonight possibly heavy Southeast. Monday Cloudy with Snow diminishing or ending. Highs today in the 20s North 27 to 32 South. Lows mostly in the 20 s tonight with highs monday 25 to 32
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