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WAUKESHA DAILY FREEMAN Waukesha County'* Grehtest News and Advertising Medium VOL. XXXIV---NO. 273 WAUKESHA, WIS., WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 21,1955 Two Sections, 18 Pages Price Five Cenu * Death Ends Career Of Timothy Cronin Dies Only Few Months After His Retirement OCONOMOWOC -- Timothy T. Cronin, prominent Oconomowoc attorney, died Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Oconomowoc Memorial hospital of complications resulting from a heart attack and stroke he suffered a week ago. He was 71. His death came only two months after he returned to private law practice' in Oconomowoc following his retirement as U.S. attorney for the eastern district of Wisconsin. Cronin was appointed to the important post in 1943 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and was one of the last Democratic U.S. attorneys to be replaced by President Eisenhower. It was his brilliant record as one of the best trial lawyers in Wisconsin and his outstanding work as an OPA attorney (Freeman Staff Photo) Timothy Cronin in the state that led to his appointment by President Roosevelt. Cronin practiced private law in partnership with his friend, A. D. Shannon, in Oconomowoc for 2£ years after his graduation in 1914 from the University of Wisconsin law,school. He was born in Chicago, but moved with his family to Qconomowoc at the age of four. He attended Milwaukee Normal school and high school in Oconomowoc. Following his graduation from the normal school, Cronin became principal of Mukwonago high school, remaining there from 1909 to 1911. He left the high school post to enter law school. During his long life in Oconomowoc, Timothy Cronin was* active in many civic organizations. He was city attorney for a time, a member of the Oconomowoc school board, a past commander of the local American Legion post and served on many state committees of the Legion. He also was a member of the 40 8 club of the Legion. He served on the draft board during both world wars and on the rehabilitation committees following both world wars. He was an outstanding Catholic layman, being a member of St. Jerome's Catholic church here and a First Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He also was state advocate for that organization and a member of the e Holy Name society. He was a charter member" of the Oconomowoc Rotary club. Timothy Cronin had count- less friends in his home city. He was known for his kindness, especially to the needy and handicapped, and he often* gave free legal advice to friends he knew could not afford to^pay much. A friend tells of the time one of Cronin's clients -- a man who was given to drinking and saving little cash -- asked the lawyer to do some legal work for him. The client plopped a quarter on Cronin's desk and said, "That's all I've got, Tim." "That's just the fee," Cronin told the man. He was equally respected in both legal and private circles for his honesty. He had a direct, friendly manner, yet there was always an Irish twinkle shining in his eyes. Tim Cronin saw the humor in life, but he never liked a joke at the expense of another person. In July, Cronin began a private law partnership with Andrew Zafis in Oconomowoc. He is survived by his wife, Maud; a son, Timothy Jr., an air force officer stationed at Valdosta, Ga.; a daughter, Catherine, at home; and six sisters, Miss Margaret Cronin and Mrs. Sara Osen, both of Oconomowoc; Miss Kather- me Cronin, of Madison; Mrs. Ben Casper, Pewaukee; Mrs. M. J. Casey, New York City; and Sister Mary Magdalen, of Omaha, Neb. Funeral services will be at the Cronin residence, 128 Woodland lane, at 9:30 a.m. Friday, and at St. Jerome's church at 10 a.m. The Rev. Lawrence Andre will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be at the residence after 3 p m. Thursday. Pallbearers will be Jack! Snyder, Lee Snyder, Tom King, Dr. J. L. Maney, Dr J. A. Cooney and Andrew Zafis. Weepers, Here's 1 Your Chance; Tears Wanted LOS ANGELES UP) -- Calling all weepers. The UCLA Medical Center wants tears for smog research. Dr. Robert Brunish announced today a study of the chemical makeup of tears may yield a clue to the eye- irritating factor in smog. Argentine Rebels Get Peace « Accord; New Leader Chosen Caldwell Is Re-elected; Kuranz Is Under Fire Mrs. Mary Kurtz, Of Hartland, Dies HARTLAND -- Mary Kurtz, 70, mother of funeral director Edward J. Kurtz of Hartland, died Tuesday at her home in Hartland. A former MHwau- keean, she lived in Hartland for five years. She was the wife of John T. Kurtz and the grandmother of Dolores Flanagan. Other survivors include two sisters, Catherine Retza and Elizabeth Nieman, both of Milwaukee ; one brother, Al Maleske, 'of Delavan; and a daughter- in-law, Vera Kurtz." Services will be Friday, Sept. 23 at 9:30 a.m. from the Kurtz funeral home in Hartland to St. Charles Catholic church in Hartland at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross cemetery in Milwaukee. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A parish vigil will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday. i SPAPFRl C. J. Caldwell was re-elected to a three-year term on the w a t e r utility commission Tuesday night when the council, in a secret ballot, gave him nine votes to six for Lloid Grout. Caldwell's re - appointment to a post he has held since 1948 climaxed heated discussion in which relations between the council and A. P. Kuranz, utility manager, were aired. Aldermen Paul Steinert and Harry Lemmer, who^ were Grout's chief backers on the floor, directed criticism, not at Caldwell, but at Kuranz. Both said they had nothing against Caldwell personally but felt a change in commissioners would be the only solution to improving council-utility relations. "Since I have been on the council," Alderman Lemmer said, "there has been a constant turmoil between the council and the utility I soon learned that Kuranz runs the show. "You can't blame the commission for bad public relations when it doesn't even know what's going on. This state of affairs came about while Caldwell was on the commission, and is partly Mr. Caldwell's fault. "We can't fire Mr. Kuranz. We don't even want to. But he's not subject to any kind of civic control. He doesn't pay attention to council requests to appear at meetings. The council is striking at an adversary we can't reach. The only thing we can do something about is to change the membership of the commission." The discussion opened when Mayor C. C. Smith said he learned that his appointment of Grout, at the meeting two weeks ago to succeed Caldwell, was illegal. Caldwell's term expires Sept. 30. He is the commission's president. Aid. John Owens nominated Caldwell, and Steinert nominated Grout. Both nominations were quickly seconded. Steinert was critical of the fact that a request from the Waukesha Land co. for water service in its new subdivision had never reached the commission. "What has become of thai letter?" Steinert asked "Why has correspondence gone to the manager and not to the commission? That's the crux of the problem." The background of the de- borrow the first $10,000 for a velopment company's request $50,000 conversion of the city's for water service was provid- electrical distribution system ed by Atty. James D'Amato, who represents the firm. The Waukesha Land com- Want Building For Clubhouse OCONOMOWOC--The Oconomowoc city council Tuesday night heard a request by a local Veteran of Foreig'n Wars delegate that a city owned building in Fowler lake park be leased to the organization for a clubhouse. Norman Krause, spokesman for the group, said the VFW will put the building in shape and install a new heating plant. Total cost, Krause said, would be about $8,000. "The building is not being used and is in a bad state of repair," Krause said, "It is being ruined now." The council voted to turn the matter over to the building committee for further study. The council also vcieri to service is needed before "i freezes over" D'Amato said. G and W construction co. one of the mortgage holders has offered to mains on Bel install water Ayr dr. anc from the city at a rate of 4 per cent interest payable on Pine st. The company v. ill ob tain the pipe and install it a' no cost to the city, but the company expects reimburse ment for the pipe. A letter to that effect was addressed to the utility commission 'Aug. 23, D'Amato said. While having no direc' reply from the commission representatives of the devel opment company found that Kuranz, at a conference, was "non-committal", he said. D'Amato asked the council to exercise its authority unj der a city ordinance and order the utility to provide water service. The council has the power to do this on projects when expenditures of ?1, 000 or more are involved. "It seems to me", D'Amato said, "that the company's offer to install the water pipe is a reasonable one and is for the benefit of the people." Aid. Owens said there was more to the problem of providing water service than installing pipes on two streets in the subdivision. It is necessary to bring in a trunk line, he said. "I don't think any member of the utility commission has the full picture. The commission has no knowledge of the letter. I would like to see the matter referred to the commission and the council's sanitation committee so it will go through its normal channels." Walter Guinther, a partner in G and W construction co., said he had sent the letter through the right channels but that it never was brought up at a utility commission meeting Sept. 5, "We were promised," Guinther said, "that when we met the requirements of the water (Turn to Page 2) aemana. They also voted to make part payment of $6.421 65 on the new incinerator to the Pittsburgh - Des Moines Steel company. pany is planning to build 277 n e w homes i n Hillcrest Heights subdivision, he said. The company wants to get 150 homes started before Dec. 31, and finish at least 75, Water Moscow Treaty Seen as Threat to West Germany BERLIN W -- Deep in Communist territory, West Berlin today nervously eyed the new Russian-East German treaty. In Moscow, where the new pact was signed yesterday with the announced purpose of restoring East German sovereignty, East Germany's Communist boss Walter Ulbricht threatened a new traffic squeeze on West Berlin. Ulbricht, deputy premier and East German Communist party secretary, talked with correspondents after Soviet Premier Bulganin and East rjfrman "Prpmipr Otto Grote- VJ( CJL JAlcm A i dliACA vybbv/ \^±\jii\* wohl had signed the new pact in the Marble Room of the Grrand Kremlin Palace. Ulbricht warned that new irtaffic measures around Berlin may be necessary "unless the government of West Germany and West Berlin abandon their cold war attack against our Communist German Democratic Republic." An East Berlin broadcast said the Russians had agreed :o end the joint control they lave maintained with the Ger- man Reds over rail, canal and highway links between West Berlin and West Germany. However, the Russians reserved control of Allied traffic, including the three air corridors to the West. Ulbricht also repeated the standard Communist demand that Bonn abandon its plans for rearmament within the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance if it wants Germany reunified. The Moscow communique at the end of the negotiations- said the Soviets and East Germans had agreed both West and East Germany must be represented at the Geneva Big Four foreign ministers' meeting next month if a "fruitful- discussion" of s the German question was to result. This was a new Soviet bid for the long-rejected Western recognition of the East Germans. An American official in West Berlin said the Soviet- East German treaty "has an ominous ring for the future of Berlin." Synod Gives Group Warning MILWAUKEE UB-- The Wisconsin conference of the Northwest Synod of the United Lutheran church has "admonished" the Rev. Victor K. Wrigley and his congregation "to submit to the due process for investigation of an accused clergyman." Pastor Wrigley, who is under investigation by the synod on heresy charges, again stayed away from an investigating committee hearing Tuesday at the direction of his Gethsemane Lutheran congregation of Brookfield. The congregation has attacked the procedure of the heresy investigation on constitutional grounds. The committee met as scheduled and heard tne congregation's o b j e c t i o n s as voiced by a layman, Ralph Ward. It then adjourned until Oct. 7. Dr. Paul E. Bishop, Minneapolis, synod president, said Pastor Wrigley is "under summons and is expected to attend the next meeting." He said any member of the Gethsemane congregation may also attend. The Wisconsin conference resolution "admonished" Pastor Wrigley and his congregation to "cease to show insubordination by t h e defiant quasi-legal maneuvering and bargaining to which they have resorted in violation of the truth seeking spirit of the church, and contrary to their duty as members of this synod who subscribe to its constitu- SPEAKER --Dr. Bruno Bettelheim (left), famous director of the Sonia Shankman Or- thogenic school at the University of Wisconsin, was the speaker at a luncheon this noon of the Waukesha County Council for (Freeman Staff Photoi Child Welfare. With him are Miss Joy Dirr- mer, new chief psychiatric social worker for the county's child guidance clinic, and Dr. Ervin Teplin, director of the guidance clinic. Teplin is from Milwaukee. tion." Earlier Tuesday, the Wisconsin conference passed a resolution calling for a reopening of the heresy case against the Rev. John Gerberding of Menomonee Falls. 7lt requested the synod to investi* gate P a s t o r Gerberding's "conflicting doctrinal statements" and -called for a new trial if warranted. Boy Is Sent To .Reformatory A rural ^ Hubertus boy, James William Diefenbach, 18, was sentenced to one to three years at the Green Bay reformatory today on three charges of breaking and entering. The sentence was made on each of the three counts by Municipal Judge Scott Lowry and are to run concurrently. ' Diefenbach was put on pro- aation in October of 1954 on imilar counts. The three of- enses were committed on May 18, 1955. A DCS piaines, in. man, jo- Long-Time Resident Of Waukesha Dies Red China Again Rebuffed by UN UNITED NATIONS, N. Y Wi -- The U. N. General As sembly sidetracked for anoth er year the perennial question of seating Red China and pre pared today to chart an agen da for the current session. Overriding demands by Rus sia's Foreign Minister V. M Molotov that get a seat, adopted 42-12 to shelve the question until 1956. It was the sixth straight year the Russians have tried to unseat the Chinese Nationalists in favor of the mainland government. the Asian Reds the Assembly a U. S. motion eph M. Martoccio, was fined $100 and costs after pleading guilty to a charge of selling indecent articlgs. He was arrested on Sept. 17 m the town of Mukwonago after officers found the articles in his possession. Edgar Vaughan, 64, Wauwatosa, pleaded guilty to reckless driving and was fined $50 and costs. Vaughan was arrested Sept. 10 in the town of Brookfield. Five defendants forfeited bail of $14 each. The Brookfield Sewer Contractors, Inc. forfeited for operating an unregistered vehicle. The four others were speeding violations. They are: Harry LeRoy Martin, Milwaukee; Robert Lyle Kirkpatrick, Menomonee Falls; Werner Louis Zubbucher, Milwaukee; and Everett James Rankin, Merton. A resident of Waukesha for 26 years, Caldwell, Mrs. Martha E. 73, died Tuesday night at Waukesha Memorial hospital. Her home was at 202 Estberg ave. She is survived by one son Charles, Waukesha; a daughter, Mrs. Carl Thiel, Carmel Valley, Calif.; two brothers, Earl L. Prothero, Waukesha and Russell Prothero of Racine; two sisters, Mrs. Frank W. Wandtke, Pepin and Mrs. Elmer Ulvi, Superior; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. The Rev. Earl Reichert will officiate at funeral services to be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Erling Larsen funeral home. Interment will be at Highland Memorial park. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday after 4 p m . Three Injured In Car Crash Three persons were injurec as the result of an accident on Hy. E, two miles south Hartland, Tuesday night. Injured were Regent Warsinski, 41, Milwaukee, possible brain concussion and cuts above the right eye; Rose Mary Warsinski, 2, cuts to the scalp and Joan Warsinski, months, cuts and bruises to the face and body. Lawrence J. Warsinski, 45, the driver of the car, suffered no apparent injury but was admitted to Waukesha Memorial hospital for observation. According to sheriff's deputies, the accident occurred at 6:19 p.m. when Warsinski was driving north on Hy. E, about two miles north of Hy. 30. He :old deputies the lights from another car blinded him and e drove off the road. The car rolled over, coming to rest on its top against a ;ree. Cyclist Is Hurt s OCONOMOWOC -- " P e t e r Counsel!, 9 year old son of Atty. and Mrs. Harland Counsell, 81 S. Chestnut st., wa reated for face scratches anc cuts at Oconomowoc Memor lal hospital Tuesday following a bicycle accident in the aft ernoon. According to a police re port, Peter was riding hi bicycle east on South street when he swerved to avoid an uncoming auto and ran into a parked truck at 404 South st. Problem of What to Do With the Andrews Property Is Still Unsolved The city council learned Tuesday night that it can purchase the Morgan Butler property at 154 Wisconsin ave. for $35,000. The property would be used by the city in extending Barstow st. to Wis-, consin ave. City Atty. William Callow told the council the owner is willing to give the city a 90 day option. Callow felt that, on a square foot basis, the city is getting more for its money Lhan in other properties it is purchasing. Several months ago the council appropriated $60,000 to surchase the Andrews proper:y for the Barstow st. extension. The building on that proper:y has been torn down, and last night the council argued what to do about the vacant ot. In exasperation, aldermen tabled the matter for two weeks. No decision was made to take an option on the Butler property. City Engineer Walter E, Dick estimated that for "a couple of hundred dollars we can put the area in shape as a parking lot." Aid. John Owens proposed that the engineering department spend up to $300 to level off the lot as a temporary parking lot and dispose of the metal building on the lot. But Aid. Ernest Butterfield offered an amendment to provide that the board of public works rent out the area "to tlte best financial interest of the city." He wants the metal building to be left standing, presumably as the office for a used car lot. "I think this is a lot of fol- de-rol" commented Aid. Harry Lemmer. "Anything we rent out for a few dollar's isn't 1 worth what it will be worth to the city as a public parking lot." Lemmer estimated that 25 to 30 cars can be accommodated there. The council directed ,th« board of public works to negotiate with the owners of other property required for the Barstow st. extension. The council^ directive was unnecessary because it gave that authority fo fhe board of public works at a prior meeting. In other action the council: Accepted the Lambert plat in the town of Pewaukee. The plat lies west of the old TM right of way and north of Northview rd. Allowed the payment of $7,120 fdr architect's fees for the new fire station on W. St. Paul ave. The payment will go to Klug and Smith, Milwaukee. Referred to the plan commission a request to change the name of Cherry st. to Bank st. Authorized the Wis-consin Telephone company to install underground conduits on W. St. Paul ave. in the vicinity of the new fire station. i Unconditional Surrender Is One Condition BUENOS AIRES OB--Argen. tina's rebel forces today won a peace agreement--apparently with unconditional surrender--from the loyalist followers of Juan D. Peron. The rebels established Maj. Gen. Eduardo Lonardi as provisional (temporary) president of the nation. A brief communique did not disclose Peron's fate, but the rebels in their four-day revolt gave as one of their conditions of surrender the handing over of the man who ruled Argentina for a decade. The last authoritative information had him aboard a Paraguayan gunboat in Buenos Aires harbor. The communique read ovet the state radio said the two sides had reached "complete accord" and the loyalist forces had "accepted the points stipulated · by the rebels." The rebels had announced before peace negotiations began that they would accept only an unconditional surrender. Lonardi formerly commanded Argentina's 1st army. Peron retired him in 1951 on suspicion of plotting against the government. Again in 1952, Lonardi was mentioned in a group reported taken prisoner in an alleged plot against the Peron dictatorship. Gunfire, sounded in Buenos Aires only ,a few hours before the peace was announced. Tank guns blasted apart the mam headquarters of the Alianza Nacionalista, Peron's strong-arm alliance. Later, security forces were reported to be occupying an Alianza branch eight blocks from the smoldering headquarters. Signing of the peace pact was announced in a communi- que from the junta which took control of loyalist-held areas after Peron fell. A broadcast from the rebel station at Cordoba earlier today proclaimed a provisional national government. The Argentina state radio 3roadcast this announcement: The military junta, by vir- ue of the authority assumed )y the resignation presented jy his excellency the president of the nation, has reached a complete accord with the command of the opposition md has accepted the points tipulated by its representa- ives. "On Sept. 22 Maj. Gen. Don Eduardo A. Lonardi (retired) will take charge of the provisional government." At the start of the revolution Gen. Lonardi in a broadcast had identified himself as (Turn to Page 2) Wisconsin WEATHER WISCONSIN--Mostly cloudy with showers and scattered thunderstorms and windy to-night, somewhat warmer eastern half tonight. Thursday partly cloudy, few showers likely northwest portion with little change in temperature. Low tonight 48-54 west, 54-60 east. High Thursday ranging from 58-64 northwest to the lower 70s southeast. Southeasterly winds 15-20 m.p.h. this afternoon. Thursday southwesterly winds 15-20 m.p.h. Minimum temperature: 51. Mean temperature: 63. Temperature range h e r yesterday: high, 75; low, 52. Temperature range here a year ago: high, 60; low, 45. Local Hourly Temperature Hour .. 7 8 9 10 11 12 Temps 59 59 59 60 62 62 62 63 WAUKESHA'S ALMANAC Thursday, September 22 Sunrise .. 5.39 a m. lunset . . . 5:52 p m . VISIBLE PLANETS: Saturn. seU :28 p m. Jupiter, rises 2:*S a.m. Circulation for the Same Period a Year Ago--10,626 Dairy Net Paid Circulation Last W«k 11,476 SPAPERf

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