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Green Bay Press-Gazette from Green Bay, Wisconsin · Page 27

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Sunday, June 21, 1964
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City-Regional Home-Classified Green Bay Press-Gazette mam 1 INHAY H IMF 91 10M What To See, What To Do Mrs. Margaret Hayner, secretary of the Visitors Service Bureau of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, and John Van, president, look over their colorful :13B?SfSl5sS me I vt-jkt, . W tMff-, Lumber Firm Operator, Neufeld, Dead at 78 Albert C. Neufeld, well-known Green Bay lumber dealer, died Saturday at the age of 78. He lived at 204 W. Whitney St., Al-louez. Mr. Neufeld, a life-long resident of Green Bay, was operator o the Neufeld Lumber Co. and was prominent in the state as a lumber wholesaler. He was born Jan. 18, 1886, the son of the late Philip Neufeld and Louise Scheller, early Green Bay settlers. He attended local schools and graduated from the city's old business college. At 14 he began working for Joannes Bros., then later joined with his brother, the late E. A. Neufeld, to form the Neufeld Lumber Co. In 1932, he took over sole control of the firm and 11, - ALBERT C. NEUFELD i-1 11 - - I ' :-- F-'-'J- ii i---!kliB.i,'w.A -'OL... iirr-rnnriiiiniir r i ( iiilliili remained active in its operations until his death. He was a trustee of St. Mathew's Parish. He is survived by his wife, the former Ellen Hogan; whom he married Aug. 13, 1921; son, Joseph; a daughter, Mrs. Patrick H. Martin; a sister, Miss Emma Neufeld, and five grandchildren, all are from Green Bay. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death. The Coad Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A solemn requiem high Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mathew's Parish. The Rev. Robert Hogan, a nephew of Mrs. Neufeld and pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Marinette, will officiate. Burial will be in Allouez Cemetery. l ell uicinqes In Valuation DE PERE (PG) Notices of change in real estate assessments have been mailed to affected property owners at De Pere under a new state law-According to City Assessor William J. Robertson, the new law prescribes written notice of an increase in assessment of $100 or more. Notices placed in the mail Friday reflect only normal changes which in former years came to the attention of the property owner at tax time or if he happened to inspect the tax rolls on his own initiative prior to sessions . ' n a t : I, i, oi xne ooara oi nevicw, jvuu- ertson explains. , You're Welcome Visitors Bureau work includes assisting convention groups, such as the State Foresters meeting last weekend. From left: Mrs. John Kozloski, registration worker; Mrs. Paul Creviere, De Pere, Visitors Bureau Drums Up Business Important to Green Bay's Economy By ANN TOPP Pres$-Gaztt Stiff Writer Where is there to go in Green Bay, what is there to do? Where can a visitor stay, where might he eat? Which are the best tra vel routes? The Visitors Service Bureau, a self-sustaining division of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, has the answers. It provides guests with information on recreation and entertainment, dining places, hotels and motels, industrial and business tours, historical sites. Inception of the new organization was the result of a letter to John Holloway, director of the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, from the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Assn. The letter advised Holloway that they were cancelling their reservations for state conven tions in 1965 and 1967 in favor of another city. Organization Needed "Loss of the Funeral Directors' convention made us feel the need for an organized effort to induce organizations to come here," Holloway said. "Although the Chamber of Commerce had been doing this kind of work," said Mary Clark, assistant to the general manager of the Chamber, "it became more competitive, and increased inquiries and visitors to the area necessitated formation of the special service bureau." So Holloway met with a group of local hotel, motel and res taurant owners. "Coir first thought was just to have a more active convention bureau," John Van, motel owner and retaikr and president of the Visitors Bureau, remarked. . The group, now the executive comrmttee of the bureau, in cluded Harry Huebner, Hotel jNorthland manager; Carl Witte - oorg, oi uie oeaumom ivioior jinn, opening next year; Haydn , . r . i t-i r . Press-Gaitttt Photo by Emery Kroenlng new brochure. Financed by the County Board and the Chamber, the brochure illustrates recreational and historical attractions for tourists and convention groups coming to the Green Bay area. Evans, general manager of WBAY, and John Borgenson, general manager of the Chamber of Commerce, along with Van and Holloway. Financial Support From Local Groups They met and met and met. Separate meetings were held with the business people directly affected the food, meat, bak ery, produce, hotel and supper club people. ' "We asked them to pledge an nual dues to finance the service. Basically, we were very successful," Van said. The primary purpose of the Visitors Service Bureau is to get visitors into the area, Van explained. "We want them to stay here longer, and we want groups and organizations to hold their meetings and conven- tions here," he said. The sales slogan is "Green Bay, Birthplace of the Mid-1 west. Brochures distributed by the bureau carry out this theme. "We hope to collectively promote the historical and recreational attractions in the Green Bay area," Van remarked. Stayed Extra Day . "I talked to a man and his wife who were in Green Bay last weekend," the motel own er said. "He told me their swimming pool was out of order and they had come here to swim. Unfortunately, our pool was being remodeled, and they still couldn't swim." But Van suggested other activities. "They stayed one more day than they had planned, and promised to come back," he related. "Green Bay has many historical, recreational and industrial attractions for visitors, but we had never collectively I promoted them. This is what we iare doing now, with the help of the County Board which has contributed $3,500 to help us." Press-Gazettt Photos convention chairman; Mary Clark, Chamber of Commerce; Harry Hueb-ner, Hotel Northland manager. At left Mrs. Roy Lautenslager, Chamber receptionist, and Milt Hemling, discuss bureau activities. The Visitors Bureau will alert the community to the economic value of bringing visitors and conventions here, Van empha sized. Convention Revenue Important to City Convention revenue to the community averages $17 a day per person, he said. At a week end convention, a businessman and his wife may spend about $100. so a meeting of just 60 delegates brings $6,000. Five hundred people means $10,000 that wouldn't otherwise come to town. Extra money means extra payroll for the maids, cooks, bartenders and others, Van em phasized. "With the extra money they buy shoes and meat, pay TURN TO PAGE D-J, COLUMN 1 Community College Prospects Small PRESS-GAZETTE MADISON BUREAU MADISON The community college concept of post-high school educational opportunity remains alive in Wisconsin, but developments indicate that it will have only a limited use even if it is adopted as state policy. The current attitude of the Coordinating Committee for Higher Education, the statutory planning agency for pub licly financed higher education in Wisconsin, is contained in a resolution by State Supt. Angus Rothwell approved by that body. The Rothwell proposal called for a formal study of the community college idea for possible application in those districts where there have been tentative plans to estab- lish both state college or uni- 'versity centers and area Talk Reflects Attitude In Michigan Peninsula Area Appears Determined To Improve Status By RAY PAGEL Prs-GMttt Staff Writer MARQUETTE, Mich. Talk, they say, is cheap. For the price of a modest registration fee, you could have collected a bushel basket of conversation, on tape, at the Upper Penin sula Economic Opportunity Conference here last week. Names of 43 speakers were printed on the pro gram, some of them more than once. They didn't in clude the volunteers who participated, at varying lengths, m discussions at the sectional meetings, What good was all the conversation? Perhaps considerable. Challenge From Romney Gov. George Romney, who had called the conference and pre sided the two days, put it something like this: lne Upper fenmsula is an area of promise and hidden as sets. "What happens will depend to a great degree on what you cause to happen. Men attending the conference, numbering some 325 and large ly residents of the U. P., seem ed to be in mood to take up the governor's challenge. In fact, as was heard from reports, they've already begun. Revival Is Noted In Mining of Iron Iron mines in the Marquette Range are perking up. Timber and wood-using industries are expanding and developing. Agri culture is making gains. The woods and water wonderland is being groomed for tourists. Employment is easing up ward. Unemployment statistics still look bad, but they have been worse. Many of the people, it seems, are anxious to have a hand in putting the Upper Peninsula on a sound economic footing. This was no political rally, nor a pep meeting by government agencies state or federal. Nor was it an assemblage of ivory tower theorists and orators." Conferees Classified Of the 43 speakers on the pro gram, three were educators, while four, one of them the gov ernor, represented government. The other 36 were executives and technical men from private enterprise. Opportunity that was the theme of the conference. A point made several times was that Upper Peninsula industries have difficulty signing on young graduate engineers and other professional personnel. Too many, it was said, prefer the big cities. This brought mild rebuttal from Dr. J. R. Van Pelt, president of Michigan Tech at Houghton. "Our students often say they would like to stay, if they could get satisfactory jobs," he said. 'Possibly your timing is off; you can't wait until June to hire our graduates, because they get lined up in March and April and even earlier." Vocational Training Needs Are Stressed Several complained about a lack of technicians and special ists. "We need a full-fledged apprenticeship program in elec-tranics and things like that," advised Robert O. Losse, of the Harnischfeger Corp., Milwaukee,, with a branch at Escanaba. Losse said they located their branch in Escanaba because of the availability of semi-skilled labor and a good building site. "The city has been very cooperative," he acknowledged. "We started in 1947 and promised to employ 150 in five years, schools of vocational and adult education. , That would exclude most of the populous districts of the state which are now served by the University and its branches and extension centers, the nine state colleges, and additional communities such as Waukesha, Beloit- Janesville and Rice Lake which already have been offi cially designated as sites for university and college two-year centers during the next biennium. In practical terms, the Rothwell plan would apply only to such districts as . that surrounding Monroe in southern Wisconsin, Wisconsin Rapids in central Wisconsin, and the Rhinelander district in north eastern Wisconsin. The community college in current parlance would offer education both to college-bound students and to those but things went so well that we had 500 by then." He said they are now employing close to 1,000. - Efforts are being made, however, to set up training programs for specialized fields. This includes people who have lost jobs and are unable to find a buyer for their present skills. Learning New Skills Dr. Edgar L. Harden, president of Northern Michigan University here, said some 600 people have been retrained for new work. Another 400 are coming. "They are good, dedicated workers. They see in education an opportunity to improve themselves," Dr. Hardin declared. Glenn Lake, Detroit, president of the Michigan Milk Producers Assn., said his organization had assisted Upper Peninsula dairymen in solving some serious marketing problems. "The future for the dairy industry in the U. P. is good." he declared. The Peninsula has some 3,000 dairy farmeis, producing 330 million pounds of milk handled at about 40 plants annually. Gov. Romney remarked that Kerr-Mills Program Gets Support Here By DAVE DEVENPORT Press-Goiette Staff Writer Beginning July 1, senior citi zens in Wisconsin will become eligible for health assistance under an advanced program in- augerated by the State Dept. of Public Welfare. With costs to be met by feder al and state funds, the Kerr- Mills program of medical aid will make available $375,000 per annum to about 5,500 eligible persons 65 years of age and over in Brown County. Wisconsin will be one of 38 states adopting the Kerr-Mills program, known in the Badger State as the Health Assistance Payments Act. (HAPA). In Brown County, the County Welfare Dept., with offices in the Court House Annex, will administer the program by receiving applications and per forming other local and surrounding area level functions. Some Similarity The Kerr-Mills Law has often been compared to the medicare program provided by the King-Anderson Bill. In some ways they are the same, in others there is a drastic difference. The King-Anderson medical aid program is financed under the social security system while the administrative costs of the Kerr-Mills program will be shared equally by the federal and state governments. The programs are the same in Wisconsin in that no physi cian services will be adminis tered in the home but part time nursing is provided as well asjtioiw of nieuiL'tu ftuuiai Bervirea. The only difference in the1,,, m ,,,, K., , ( visiting nurse provision is hat ;flrminf , n wrvk for tl,. Kerr-Mills provides care when gnd ,lf, , prescnbed by aphyS danhieiso o((pn ,H Ui(10(la duk.. the King-Anderson limits 140 nosfio am, ho m such individual services .wr.-.allv d,hIut... year- Both require that persons ai - plying be 65 or over, but the j Kine-Anderson Act takes care of those covered only by social; security. Kerr-Mills applicants: must reside in Wisconsin, have an income of not more than $1,800 if single and $2,700 if! married and property not in excess of 5,500 if single or $9,000, if married exclusive of home, automobile or household possessions. Exclusions Listed Proponents of the Kerr-Mills program point out that the medicare provisions do not include payment of doctor bills except those of certain specia lists in the hospital; drug bills if the patient requires continued treatment at home, or if he suffers at home from a chronic ailment such as arthritis, heart trouble or diabetes, and medical expenses that might result from interested in vocational training, on a two-year curriculum basis. The Coordinating Committee plan for Rice Lake calls for a state college branch there during the next two years. But because the state college regents have been sym pathetic to the idea of community colleges, and because there is an operating county teachers' college at Rice Lake and some interest in an area vocational school, some ob servers believe that the Bar ron Lounty community may be chosen for experimentation with a community college. Advocates of the community college argue that at most the four-year academic institutions will accommodate only about 50 per cent of high school graduates because of their cur-ricular characteristics and comparatively high admission requirements, in an era which the tendency to handle milk at a loss leader in retail markets has a detrimental effect on tha dairy industry. Michigan Has Little Activity by NFO Answering a question, Lakt said he was sure the dairy program proposed by the National Farmers Organization (NFO) couldn't work. "Their principal is economically unsound, h "We have had very little NFO effort in Michigan," Lake said. "There was some activity around Ironwood, but it has subsided." Curtailment of railroad passenger service was lamented by J. H. Warden, Houghton, chairman of the board of the Upper Peninsula Power Co. "Passenger service goes hand in hand with our tourist business," he maintained. "Perhaps it is not too late to do something about it." Warden lauded North Central Airlines. "They are giving excellent service," he said. Good opportunities exist in TURN TO PAGE D-J, COLUMN I prolonged illness or confinement to a nursing home for his remaining years. Wilbur Schmidt, Director of the State Public Welfare Dept., said: "I think the best way I can express what I believe the philosophy of the program to be, and one against which the supplier of services measures his own judgment, is that the point of this is recognition of the fact that income dropped so much for 60 per cent or more of our retired individuals at retirement age that very often one drastic hospital bill, even in the amount we supply in this program, irf enough to wipe out and make it difficult to recover for a long time the small savings, or many months of whatever income thej can look forward to." Doctors Satisfied The Brown County Medical Society has openly expressed its satisfaction of the new health assistance act. Dr. J. A. Killins, prominent Green Bay physician, said: "I never- liked the feeling as a physician that I am benefiting from other people's tough luck which makes it necessary for them to be patients. This is es pecially true when the illness causes hardship and expense beyond their ability to handle from their current income. "The problem is also perti nent when good medical practice requires several expensive diagnostic tests and I am deferred from ordering the examina- tt. r i,;n u ,..'....... .. L1. "i" Another Gr -n luy phym-um. 'Dr. A. J. MiK. .r-y, ditt, la anyone who nmilv' tins pbm and compares it to tt admim- .trat mn henlm insurance plan, it Us obvious which is the fairer and sounder one.' Dr. Lyle Edeiblute, president of the Brown County Medical Society, expressed enthusin for the new program. "I believe this is the closest tiling to answering our medical aid problems, and I'm very optimistic about it in comparing it with the King-Anderson Bill." he said. Here are the biggest, and most drastic, differences between the Kerr-Mills and King-Anderson Bills: Doctor's office care K-M offers diagnostic, X-ray and laboratory procedures performed TURN TO PAGE D-2, COLUMN 7 increasingly requires some post-high school training for all young people entering the employment market. Rothwell, the Constitutional head of the Wisconsin school system, says he is sympathetic toward the community college idea and that the plan might have been employed in this state, except for the decentral ized collegiate level opportunity pattern established many years ago through the vocational schools in localities, the nine state colleges, and the University of Wisconsin and its extension centers. His resolution approved by the Coordinating Committee also called for a study of methods to bring about a closer collaboration of work of the vocational schools, extension centers and state colleges in those communities in which two of the separate program? are functioning.

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