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St The Minneapolis Mon., Aug. 13, 1956 THE MINNEAPOLIS STAR 9A ore Die: State Safety ark Periled L. .if Jit.. ' .F . - w rf v . r ' r . 'V J. " .; i?3P 10 M FWJ vV c4ai .... An3r M Glenwood Site Clearing Begins With Happy Crash By ABE ALTROWITZ Minneapolis Star Starr Writer Gus A. Dealahay, 3656 Clinton avenue, sat in the "drive seat" of a truck crane at 9 a.m. was poised above an old twostory house at 317 Bryant avenue N., .of which he was former owner. At a signal the bucket dropped onto the roof with a crash. It was the beginning of demolition of 699 structures to clear the way for the Glenwood redevelopment project in Inorth Minneapolis. Police Sex Squad Goes on Duty. I The police department's new sex squad started functioning today. i It has been set un on a permanent basis, Chief pat!m?st enthusiastic group of Walling said, as an investiga live groups to handle all com-. plaints and run down all offenders in a wide range of crimes, from molesters and Peeping Toms to rapists. i One crew, assigned to the day shift this week, will be made up of Detective Donald W. Johnson and Mrs. Mary Maid. 31 Johnson is a veteran on the detective force and Mrs. Maid has 13 years police experience. She is the mother of three and has nine grandchildren. She is a college gradu-ste. I The other crew, assigned to the night shift this week, will consist of Detective William Masica and Mrs. Dorothy Lia-Bratten, who has three years on the" force and a college degree, 1 The two crews will alternate shifts each week and will work under Charles Wether-Ulem, detective inspector, as a Separate entity, such as the morals squad now does, Walling said. The sex squad will keep separate files and records of crimes falling within their jurisdiction, enabling it to build a pattern out of which results can be obtained, Walling said. Mt. McKinley 'Grows a Little WASHINGTON VP North America's tallest peak, Mt. McKinley, is 20 to 63 feet taller than previously believed, the government has decided. ' The National Geographic society said today the United States geological survey officially has declared McKinley to be 20,320 feet. The new altitude is based Upon more than 10 years of surveys of the mountain, which is located in south-central Alaska., Glenwood project includes the area within the dotted lines. today. Its clam shell bucket Mrs. Blanche Mcintosh,' 14 Washburne avenue S., housing chairman for the Glenwood Civic league, standing on the opposite side of the street, heaved a sigh. The organization had been working for a "new design" for the area for 10 years, "It's finally happening," was the comment of Mrs. J. T. Neadle, 400 Russell avenue N., the League secretary. City officials were on hand !to watch the start. But the "sidewalk superintendents" was a flock of the younger generation, boys and girls who cheered as the bucket rose high in the air under the control of the crane operator, Don Strom, 3549 Columbus avenue, and : came crashing down on the structure. The clam bucket weighs close to a ton, and the joists and rafters splintered like toothpicks" under the impact. S. L. Stolte, chairman of the municipal housing and redevelopment , authority, and Howard Kahn, member of the authority, kept nodding their heads this was something they had been waiting for for several years. Alderman Edward J. Egan of the fifth ward, in which the site is located, eyed the operation with a pleased look. He commented that when other parts of the community were reluctant to accept public low-rent- housing he "and the people in my ward" said "let's have it." Altogether in the Glenwood area, among new structures to replace the old. will be close - to 700 such dwelling units. The clam bucket under Strom's pull and push of levers kept rising and falling. The house, with asphalt siding of imitation brick, kept crumbling. Standing by was George Holmes of New Brighton, the "cat" operator a front-end loader affair. The clam kept ripping into the house, taking big bites out of it and dropping its mouthfuls Into a huge truck for removal. : It was Holmes' job to "clear up" after the crane finished its job. , Three hours after the bucket first dropped on the roof George Holmes had completed his job. The stuff was loaded into trucks. The site of the structure bedame an empty lot. After finishing the job at 317 Bryant, the wrecking crew Truck Crane Service Co., owned by Joseph Lambertshifted over to 269-275 Aldrich avenue to demolish a two-story four-plex. After that will come 523 Girard avenue N., and then 511 Aldrich. Of the total of 699 parcels to be acquired by the housing authority for the redevelopment project, 505 purchase agreements already have been signed, and of these 351 already have been purchased. To carry out the enterprise it will be necessary to relocate a total of 843 families. Of this total 137 already have been relocated. There are 487 structures already vacated. When the land is cleared and that means the area between Olson highway and Glenwood or Second avenue N., from Highland - Royalston avenues to an alley between James and Knox avenues it will be redesigned to provide 51 acres of space for industrial purposes, 13 acres for commercial, 20 for private residential, and 30 for public housing. Condemnation on those structures not yet acquired is scheduled to start about September l.! ' . Parley Sought WASHINGTON () The United States has sent notes to the 20 other American republics suggesting a special inter-American committee meet here soon to draft "concrete recommendations" for co-operation in economic, financial, social and technical fields. In Town 1 & Country J The executive board of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine will be host to presidents of parish units in the Minneapolis deanery at a supper at 6:30 p.m. today in the Catholic Youth Center. John E. Daubney, former St. Paul mayor, will speak. SUBURBS A public hearing on air traffic at Crystal airport has been set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Forest avenue school. Attending will be representatives of the metropolitan airport commission, the ? civil aeronautics administration and the state aeronautical commission. Minneapolis Razing of first houses started today. GUS DEALAHAY Operating crane Plan Open House for 4 Suspects Police were planning an "open house" for their four latest bandit suspects today, but they haun't got around to sending out the invitations yet. Charles Wetherille, inspector of detectives, said his men were still checking into the activities of the four men apprehended after two holdup attempts Friday and Saturday. He said he had obtained admission of prior holdups from two of them, but that investigation of the other two had not been completed. Some time today, he said, victims of recent holdups would be asked to come to headquarters in an effort to determine just how widespread the suspects' activities have been. In custody are David G. Kundert, 21, 1926 Clinton av-enue, George Zgutowicz, 23, and James D. Remarke, 24, 1316 Lyndale avenue N., all arrested after the holdup of the Hexagon bar, 2600 Twenty-seventh avenue S., and Calvin Stephens, 28, Dallas, Texas, arrested in Nick's bar and bowling alley, 1501 S, Sixth street. Police said Remarke has already admitted four holdups and two burglaries and Zgutowicz has admitted several other jobs. They said they are inclined to believe the two talked Kundert into his first job with them as a help in meeting payments on his new, Buick car. Committee in Red NEW ULM, Minn. The finance committee of the New Ulm Junior Chamber of Commerce is in the red. Co-chairmen are Carl (Red) Wyczawski and Eugene (Red) Martinka. CLAIM SHELL BUCKET HITS A GLENWOOD HOUSE . Demolition starts at 317 Bryant avenue N. Star Calendar TODAY ENTERTAINMENT Free film program, Science museum, across University avenue from state capitol. "Glamour Birds of Florida" and "Deep South," both in color, 7:30 p.m. Co-Metic show, Radisson hotel, through Thursday. TUESDAY ENTERTAINMENT Modern jazz concert, Herb Pil-hofer,. 8 p.m., Walker Art center. Summer session sinfonietta, Her man Herz conducting and Robert Jamieson, cello soloist, 8 p.m Northrop auditorium, f ree. Educational films, "American Road" and "Trading Post," 3 p.m., Nicholson hall auditorium, University of Minnesota, Christening of 33-foot model aircraft carrier USS Forrestal, noonl and "Next to New" style show, sponsored by the Junior League, li:3() p.m., centennial plaza. POLLEN COUNT Daily tabulation of the pollen count in the Minneapolis area has been resumed by the botany department of the University of Minnesota. The figures will be published in the Minneapolis Star each day during the hay fever season. The count represents the number of grains of pollen per square centimeter of surface area. August 1956 1955 7 10 4 8 8 3 9 19 8 10 14 20 11 31 12 13 31 14 Today's count Includes 27 grains of ragweed and 4 of chenopod pigweed. Star alrview by William Seaman. IS Mb Indonesians Labor Guests The University of Minnesota's annual summer labor institute at Lyman lodge, Lake Minnetonka, will be held Aug. 20-25, with seven members of the Indonesian ministry of labor among persons attending. The Indonesians are being sponsored by the United States department of labor. Collective bargaining, membership participation in meetings, parliamentary law, automation and economic trends will be discussed. Faculty members will include Hilton E. Hanna, Madi son, Wis., Amalgamated Meat Cutters union, and Carl Winn, St. Paul, director of AFL-CIO region 13. Catholics Needn't Fast Tuesday Catholics of the Twin Cities were told Sunday they wouldn't have to observe the usual fast and abstinence Tuesday. A special dispensation from Pope Pius XII eliminating the usual fast before the Feast of Assumption on Wednesday, was received last Saturday at the chancery office of the archdiocese of St. Paul. . Reasons for the Papal dispensation, which is general over the world, were not made plain, it, was explained. THEY WANT RAIN DALLAS, Texas. (Special) Texans of ail faiths in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are offering special prayers for rain to relieve an unusually severe drouth. A head-on collision at a highway intersection near Madison, Minn., killed a River Falls, Wis., motorist today and brought the state's traffic death toll to 324 just 14 less than last year's pace at this time. Victim of the crash was G. S. Sleischauer, about 50, driver of a car heading east on highway 212 at its intersection with 75. I ; : " 1 " His car was in collision with a pickup truck driven by W. R. Sisson, Montevideo, Minn., who had been traveling west on the highway and was attempting to make a left turn. Mrs. Sleischauer was seriously injured. Sleischauer's death was the 10th traffic fatality in the state since Friday night and You Can Repeat It Again: Rain You've read this before. Precipitation- rain, that Is will amount to about half or three-quarters of an inch during the next five days in the Twin Cities area, occurring as occasional showers or thunderstorms throughout the period. Temperatures will average 2 to 4 degrees below normal. Normal Twin Cities high for the period is 82, minimum 61. No sharp temperature changes are anticipated, with a trend toward cooler about Wednesday and again Friday or Saturday. For Minnesota, the five-day forecast is for temperatures 1 to 4 degrees below normal. (Normal high, 83 in the south to 79 in the north; minimum, 58 to 54). Precipitation, same as for Twin Cities. Wisconsin: temperatures 2 to 5 degrees cooler than nor mal, with half to one inch of rain. North Dakota and South Dakota: 3 to 4 degrees below normal in northern North Da kota, to near normal in south ern South Dakota. Precipita tion in the eastern sections will average arounu nan an inch, and in the western sec tions .2 inch. 5 of Precinct's 16 Voters to Be Polls Officials Sixteen eligible voters, five whom will have to serve as election officials. That's the unusual situation in a brand new precinct Anoka county has inherited. The new precinct is a 40-acre area east of Central avenue between Forty-fifth and Forty-seventh avenues NE. Together with another 70-acre uninhabited area, it was declared an unorganized ter ritory by the Anoka county board of commissioners, in a move which dissolved Fridley township. The plan was to annex the areas to either Fridley village or Columbia Heights. But legal snarls have delayed an nexation. , . So with the Sept. 11 pri mary approaching, Anoka county has to set up voting machinery. County auditor Kenneth Campbell says he needs the following ' for the 16-voter precinct: two election mdees. two cierKs, ana a peace officer (all from among the 16 voters), plus a flag, place to vote, a booth and two voting boxes. put the state traffic safety Eleven Staff Experts Give You Convention Coverage There's a lot more to a political convention then meets the eye! That's why the Minneapolis Star and Tribune have sent a special staff of 11 experts editors, reporters, cartoonists and photographers to the Democratic convention in Chicago to provide readers the most revealing on-the-scene and behind-the-scenes convention coverage. Their special reports plus the reports of the Associated Press, United Press, International News Service and New York Times service assure readers unusually com plete, accurate and informative convention coverage in tht Minnoapclb Stcr Minnoapclis Tribuno record for the year in peril State highway safety offi cials pointed out that the worst July in history, with 80 deaths record, has now been followed by two heavy-fatal ity week-ends to ; send the August total soaring and cut the lead over, last year to a slim thread. Up until July, they pointed out, the state traffic death toll kept running consistently 50 to 60 less than at the corresponding time in 1955. Too much speed, carelessness on curves and in traffic, and typical "vacation driving" (trying to get too far too fast) were blamed for the recent sharp upswing. Latest death to be reported was that of Mrs. Sarah Bol- luy t, 57, Hancock, Minn., who died Sunday in Fairview hospital, where she had been admitted Aug. 1. The coroner's office said her death was due to injuries suffered in an atomobile accident somewhere in Minne- sota on July 27, but details had not yet been cleared up. Only one of the week-end fatal crashes occurred in the Twin Cities area. That was the crash that cost the life of Duane Ny- quist, 22, 3553 June avenue.-N., Crystal early Sunday. His car went out of control on the w. Broadway bridge over h i g h w a y 100 and slammed into two trees. His passenger, Paul Soren-son, 21, 3410 Grimes avenue N., Robbinsdale, was thrown through the windshield and critically injured. Duane L. Gratzke, 24, Foley, Minn., was killed when his car went out of control, sideswiped three others and rolled over on highway 10 near Rice, Minn. Rudolph Bale, 52, Byron, Minn., was killed when his truck failed to take a turn onto a township road in Olmsted county. He was pinned under the overturned truck. Mrs. Bernard Kruse, 40, wife of a Chicago minister, died in a three-car collision during a heavy rainstorm near Houston, Minn. Her husband was critically injured. Eleanor J o h n 1 a n d, 22, Duluth, died of injuries suffered Friday when the car in which she was riding smashed into a tree on highway 61 in Duluth. Adolph Sandquist, 72, Parent, Minn., a pedestrian, was killed while walking along highway 61 near Rush City. Driver of the car which struck him, Jerome Gravelie.t 1300 NE, Johnson street, said he was blinded by the glare of oncoming lights. He was not held. Marshall Gill, 70, Magnolia, Minn., was killed in a collision of a car and truck Saturday night near Ellsworth, Minn. Adolph Axelson, 78, Lu-verne, Minn., was killed Saturday in a similar collision near Luverne. MUSHROOM STATE PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Special) Pennsylvania is the center of mushroom growing in the United States.

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