The Holland Evening Sentinel from Holland, Michigan on December 29, 1955 · Page 1
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The Holland Sentinel SUBURBAN DELIVERY -- WEEK DAY EVENINGS Zeeland, Saugatuek, Douglas, West Olive, Hudsonville, Fennville, Hamilton, East Sougatuck, Montcllo Park, Central Park, Virginia Pork, Jemson Pork, Macatawa Park, North Shore Drive, and District No. 2 SIXTIETH YEAR--NO. 150 HOLLAND. MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1955 TEN PAGES--PRICE FIVE CENTS New Frigid Spell Spreads Tentacles To Plains States Temperatures Drop Sharply as Storm v Blows From Canada By TOTTED PRESS A new cold wave raced across the northern plains today, threatening near blizzards in Kansas and Nebraska. The storm blew out of Canada, routed shirtsleeve weather in Colorado, and caused two deaths on icy highways. Snow overspread the upper Great Lakes region today and temperatures dropped-as much as 46 degrees. Special weather bulletins warned of falling temperatures and drifting and blinding snow creating near blizzard' conditions in northern and western Nebraska and northwest and north central Kansas. The storm should reach its peak in the two states today and tonight, the forecasters said. Motorists elsewhere in the Midwest were warned of treacherously glazed highways. The new cold blast came just as residents of flood-ravaged northern California tackled a giant cleanup project. · ' The 10,000 residents of devastated Yuba City were finally allowed to return to their homes and the only remaining flood threat in the state was in the Sacramento- San Joaquin river delta. But the delta crisis appeared to be passing today and no more serious rains were in sight. As the flood waters fell, the states of California and Oregon counted 66 persons dead. Meanwhile, the new winter storm knifed into Colorado and Wyoming Wednesday and was blamed for traffic deaths in each of the states. Wyoming got one to eight inches of snow and heavy fog temporarily stranded 300 cars. There was up to a foot of snow in the high mountain passes and one to four inches of snow in southwest Colorado. Minnesota measured up to three inches of snow and highway crews were called out to sand curves, hills and intersections. The cold wave routed mild holiday temperatures, sending the temperature skidding from 41 degrees to five below zero at Minot, N.D. It was 11 below at Grand Forks, N.D.," Today and a scant one above at Pierre, S.D. - '· New England also had plenty of cold weather, with the thermometer hitting nine below at Rumford, Me. The sub-freezing weather stretched as far south as North Carolina, where the mercury registered 23 degrees at Greensboro early today. Car, Truck Crash GRANT?* HAVEN (Special) -Minor damage was done to two vehicles at 8:06 p.m. Wednesday at the cornerof Second and Washington Sts. A 1951 car driven by Raymond Denny, 42, of 129 Scotts Dr., Holland, and a half - ton truck driven by Arthur Charles Nadort. 25. route 1, Spring Lake, were involved. Both were proceeding with the traffic light to make a right turn when the Denny car was struck. No ticket was issued by city police who investigated. Dies of Injuries NILES, Mich. (UP) -- Funeral services will., be held Friday for Mrs. Bertha Krueger, 64, of Niles, who died from injuries she received in a gas explosion at a home in Buchanan where she was visiting. Six other persons were injured in the blast Dec. 5 but have recovered from their injuries. Mrs. Krueger died Tuesday. . Tours India ROME (UP) -- Foreign Minister Gaetano Martino was en route today by plane for a two week visit to Pakistan, India and Ceylon. Buys Chicago Firm SPARTA, Mich. (UP) -- Muskegon Piston Ring Co. announced Wednesday it has signed an agree- met for the acquisition of the Rotary Seal Co. of Chicago. The Weather Cloudy and turning colder tonight with s c a t t e r e d showers changing to snow flurries. Partly cloudy Friday and colder with a few snow flurries. Northwesterly winds 12-20 miles tonight. Low tonight 12-20, high Friday X 15 - 20. Saturday, partly cloudy and continued quite cold in Lower Michigan. Not quite so cold in Upper Michigan but some c h a n c e of snow. The sun sets tonight at 5:20 p.m. and rises tomorrow at 8:13 a.m. Local Report* The temperature at 11 a.m. today was 35. For the 24 hours ending 5 p.m. yesterday the instruments recorded the following: Maximum, 36. Minimum, 21. Precipitation, none (trace snow on ground). One Year Ago Yesterday Maximum, 33. Minimum, 29 Precipitation, .37 (.4 snow; trace on ground). Raleigh Girl Crowned 1956 Maid of Cotton M E M P H I S , Tenn. (UP)-Patricia Anne Cowden, a green- eyed brunette who. serves as a private secretary to a Raleigh, N.C., bank executive, was crowned Wednesday night as the 1956 maid of cotton. The 21-year-old beauty could only "squeal" and say "I'm thrilled to death" when the judges announced she had beaten out 22 other contestants from 13 cotton-growing states for the title which she "always wanted." Pat stands 5 feet, 7^z inches and weighs 125 pounds. Agency to Rush Michigan Products Being Considered LANSING (UP) -- The 1956 Legislature will be asked to create a new division within the Agriculture Department to promote 'Michigan farm products, Gov. G. Mennen Williams said todayr The new division, recommended by the Agriculture Commission;was adopted by Williams as part of his 1956 farm program. The division would ccnsist of 14 persons who would advertise Michigan farm products and tighten up enforcement procedures to keep the state's products at a uniform high quality level. Buyers would be 'fully informed of the amount and location of Michigan crops through a stepped- up crop reporting program, and a market reporting system on prices paid for products to formers in outstate Michigan would be developed. The new division would cost $131,100, with a possibility that the federal government would shoulder half the cost. Williams also approved and incorporated into his program recommendations made by his Agricultural Farm Program Committee composed of representatives of various farm groups. The committee urged support of a quality brand name,, such as "Michigan Best," for state farm products, requiring compulsory inspection of a product carrying the label. The program would be voluntary with producers or ·pro- cessors. It is similar to a "seal of quality" program offered previously by Williams. 'Handsome'Male Directs Nurses BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (UP)-The new director of nurses at Community Hospital here is a male. He's 29-year-old Jack A. Jacob of St. Johns who succeeds Mrs. A. H. Benne. Jacob, who is single and is described as "handsome" by other nurses at the hospital, is the second male director of nurses in the history of Michigan hospitals. Jacob said he originally hoped to be a doctor but changed his mind while taking a pre-medical course at Michigan State University. He switched to nursing "because I realized my real desire was to care for people" and entered Bellevue School of Nursing in New York. Jacob received his nursing degree in 1952 and then attended New York University where he received a bachelor of science degree in 1954. .Before coming here, he was supervisor of nurses at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. Solon Condemns Flexible Props WASHINGTON (UP)--Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (D - Minn), charged Wednesday night that the administration's flexible price support program for dairy products is a "complete failure." He said in a statement that the program has failed either to reduce production or increase consumption of dairy products. "When Secretary (Ezra T.) Benson insisted on reducing price supports on milk and dairy products, he told the Congress and the public it would reduce production, increase consumption and mean more money to producers," the senator said. Actually, he said, Agriculture Department figures show that milk production has increased 115,200,000,000 pounds in 1952 to about 125,000,000,000 pounds this year, while "farmers' gross income for milk has declined steadily with no relief in'sight." Favoted for Assignment WASHINGTON (UP) -- Rep. Thaddeus M. Machrowicz (D- Mich) is favored for assigment to the tax-writing House Ways Means Committee when Congress reconvenes, informed sources said today. START-OF TROUBLES -- Navy Demon jet fighters costing about $28,000,000, which never have been flown and never will be because their engines turned out to be short of power, have been consigned to use in training on the ground. Tractor (above) pulls the first one from McDonnell Aircraft Corp. plant in St. Louis, Mo., Wednesday afternoon to the Mississippi - River where the jets will be put on barges and sent to Memphis. (United Press Telephoto) Faulty Demons Prove Just That for BIG REMOVAL SALE at Children's Shop. 31 West Sth St. Adv. Not Quite Nashua; But Dream Horse GREENWICH, Conn. (UP) -Twelve-year-old Karen Ann McGuire got her dream horse today as a gift from a group of bankers. The reddish-blond fifth - grader put her arm around the chestnut gelding's nick and kissed 'him on the nose under the left eye. She was smiling, but all she could say was, "Ahhhh. gee!" Sixteen teen - agers and two adults--friends and neighbors of Karen Ann in nearby Valhalla, N.Y.--broke into applause as they sat on a split rail fence at the riding ring of the Round Hill stables. The presentation of the S-year- old horse, which Karen Ann has named "Hanover's Wishing Star." was made by Donald R. Hassell, an assistant secretary of the Hanover Bank of New York to which the little girl had made a bid of $24.03 for the champion racehorse Nashua. "Karen, this horse comes to you with the very best rushes of 130 officers of the Hanover bank," Hassell said. "All of us feel he's a mighty lucky horse to have you as his owner." Karen Ann didn't say anything. She kept smiling. Then she kissed her horse again for the photographers. The bank officers had chipped in to buy the horse for Karen Ann because they were touched by the letter she \v r o t e bidding for Nashua. Sign Trimble HAMILTON, Ont. (UP) -- The Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Big Four Canadian Football League today announced the signing of Coach Jim Trimble, formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles o£ the National Football League. Just Short of Mark DETROIT (UP) -- Auto makers will complete their 1955 opeiations or Saturday about 56,000 cais short of the coveled eight million mark, Automotive News said today. ST. LOUIS (UP) -- T h e Navy, saddled with a batch of jets which can't fly properly, was having trouble inching them along by land today. It hoped to get 13 of the jets from the McDonnell aircraft plant at Lambert Field to a Mississippi River dock. But. if the sailors run into as many headaches as eight other land-bound jets gave them Wednesday, it won't be easy. The 21 aptly named Demon jet fighter planes, which cost more than one million dollars each, are outmoded F3H-lNs. The McDonnell plant supplied the frames, but engines from Westinghouse were not powerful enough to fly them properly. They will be taken by barge to naval air training stations at Pensacola, Fla., and Memphis. Tenn., at the suggestion of a congressional committee which investigated the failure of the planes. Originally, the Navy hoped to move the 21 to the docks Wednesday but difficulties encountered along the route scuttled the plan. It took 30 minutes to get the first plane through the McDonnell gate, but that part of the operation was speeded up when a section of fence was removed. The bulk of the planes caused even more trouble once on the road. With wings folded back, each spans 25 feet 4 inches. They aie 58 feet 11 inches long and 16 feet 8 inches high. They tied up traffic for miles along well-travelled Natural Bridge Road and a temporary breakdown of the towing tractors didn't help matters. A bus stop sign was bent at one stage and later the planes needed three lanes of city streets. Some overhead wires had to be lifted so they could pass. With eight planes at docksido, the Navy considered the approaching evening traffic rush and put off movement of the others until lo- dav. Naturally, the sailors hoped thai the number remaining was not significant. GRAND HAVEN (Special) -Meeting in special session Wednes- j day afternoon, the Board of Super' isors approved salary increases for 21 countv employes, amounting to 52,758. In presenting proposed changes, Larry Wade of Holland, chairman of the County Officers Committee, reported that the cases of 43 em- ployes were restudied by the Michigan Personnel Service. There are 29' employes under a new pay schedule of whom nine will recieve no increase in 1956 but are scheduled for increases in years to come. Some employes who have reached i heir maximum have been reclassified and are eligible for increases in 1957. Increases are divided as follows: general fund, S1.S26: Board of Education, $244; Social Welfare fund, S376.50; Health department, S312. Wade, said, the increase is considerably under the amount the committee thodght would have to be appropriated. Dick Nieusma of Park Township. I chairman of the Buildings and Grounds Committee, submitted a sketch for a proposed building to be erected in Holland arjea to house various county departments. Plans call for a one-story building 89 by 62 feet containing about 15 rooms housing elements of the Health department, Welfare department, Social Aid, space for the county juvenile agent and social worker, also room for the prosecuting attorney. The question of supervisors coming under Social Security was discussed and it was decided to invite William Kirchgessner, who visits Grand Haven every Monday, to appear before the board Jan 9. Khrushchev Heaps Barbed Criticism On Ike and Dulles Officials Doubt I Russian Missile Can Span Oceans Both Nations Work j On Ultimate Weapon Of Future Years . WASHINGTON (UP' -- Defense officials expressed doubt today that Russia has developed an intercontinental missile. At the same tune they cautioned against underestimating Russian capabilities in this- fateful field. Defense officials, who have been taken back by Russian technological advances in the past, were not inclined to pooh-pooh Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin's latest hint (hat Russia has developed rocket weapons of "intercontinental power." Development of an ocean spanning missile could tip- the balance of world power. There is no known defense against an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which often is called the ultimate weapon o- the future. Bulganin alluded to the intercontinental missile while calling for a ban on rocket and atomic weapons. Officials were inclined to shrug off Bulganin's call for an arms ban as merely more propaganda. Both Russia and the United States are known to be working on development of an ICBM. The United States m recent weeks has put the ballistic missile program in a top priority category. U.S. development of an ICBM, however, is believed several years away according to present predictions. As Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilso'ri said at his latest news conference, "we can speculate" on who is ahead but "I don't think we really know." Muskegon Blacked Out MUSKEGON. Mich. (UP) -- A large area of downtown Muskegon was blacked out Wednesday when a main power cable broke. Some stores and restaurants used candles during the power failure. Deputy Administrator BATTLE CREEK. Mich. (UP) -C. F. Van Blankcnsteyn. who re- I signed recently as Michigan state | c h i t defense- director, has been ' appointed deputv administrator for Region -1 of the Federal C i \ i l Defense a d m i n i s t r a t i o n , regional administrator \V. B. Petti brew 'said todaj. Fight Integration M E M P H I S . Tcnn. I UP) -Segregation loaders from 12 southern states banded together today into a single organisation formed to make an all-out fight against the mixing of whites and Negroes. Paper Firms May Merge WATERVLIET. Mich. ( U P ) -Officials of the Watcrvlict Paper Co. safd today the firm may be merged some t i m e next month with the Hammermili Paper Co. of Erie, Pa. MRS. CORNELIUS LEVERSEE receives first place award in Ottawa County for Ferrysburg PTA in'the 1955 West Michigan Farm-to- Prosper Contest. Awards were presented by Gov. Williams at Round-Up in Muskegcn Tuesday. (Muskegon Chronicle photo) Lawmakers Argue About Tax Cuts WASHINGTON (UP) -- Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate disagree on whether taxes should be cut next year. Democratic Leader Lyndon B Johnson of Texas said he will "urge tax revisions to benefit people in lower-income brackets." GOP Leader William F. Knowland of California said a cut in the national debt should have priority over tax reductions. The two men also split on the farm, issue. Johnson predicted Congress will restore fixed 90 per cent price supports on basic crops. But Knowland said any new farm legislation will be built around the administration's flexible support program, plus a soil bank provision and funds for agricultural research. "There will be no 90 per cent parity" supports, the GOP leader said. ·Knowland and Johnson did not elaborate on tnelr tax statements in an interview published Wednesday in Newsweek magazine. But Knowland predicted ''considerable sentiment" for his stand. Sen. John Marshall Butler (R- Md said in a separate interview. however, that he believes a tax cut will be the only important ne\v legislation passed at the new session of Congress. Butler said he believes Congress will vote a straight 10 per cent tax cut in April or May. But he said there is considerable sentiment fo: % a proposal to increase tax exemptions from S600 to §700 In either case, he said, the tax cut w i l l amount to about S3,500,OOO.OiH Several top congressional leaders recently have come out against tax cuts now or at least have hoisted go-slow warnings in view of administration plans to sharply increase military and foreign aid spending nfxt vpar. Would Screen Retarded LAXS/NG (UP;--Rep. Rollo O. Conlin (R-Tipton) said today ho will ask the Legislature next January to set up a screening process to determine the proper care and treatment of mental patients before they are committed lo state institutions. Driver Fined GRAND HAVEN (Special! -Herald Wane Derby, 22. route 4, Holland, paid ?3 fine and $2 costs in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of improper passing. City police alleged the offense occurred on Washington St. Dec. -I. ·TVST A G.E. Skillet Covers, $2 Nies Hardware Co. Adv. Property Owners Get Letters About Sidewalks City Manager Herb Holt has sent letters to more than 100 local property owners informing them that City Council may consider ordering sidewalks constructed on their property in May or June. The letter is considered a courtesy notice so that householders may give advance consideration to such an expenditure. Most of the streets without sidewalks are in the southern part of the city. When Council decides next May or June which sidewalks will be ordered in, the property owner will have 30 days to comply. Newspaper Strike Nearing Climax DETROIT (UP) --Detroit's 4- week-old newspaper strike neared a climax today when publishers scheduled talks with two of three striking unions and the third acted on a new wage proposal which was the last obstacle to agreement. The Detroit Newspaper Publishers Assn.-, which represents the strikebound Detroit News, Times Free Press, will meet with the mailers and printers unions during the day. The stereotypers union called a general membership meeting for tonight to consider a new wage offer which mediators said was the last stumbling block to settlement. Mediators said "all other issues have been settled' 1 between the publishers and stereorypers, who started the strike Dec. 1. · Surplus Butter Stocks Whittled WASHINGTON (UP)--The government has thrown another 10 million pounds of its rapidly dwindling supply of surplus butter on the export market. It is the second 10-million-pound batch of surplus butter offered for commercial export this year. The Agriculture D e p a r t m e n t said Wednesday competitive bids for the new batch will be accepted immediately. Butter was one of the administration's biggest farm headaches last year when Agriculture Secretary Ezra T. Benson was buying millions of pounds a day under the price support program. But officials said the surpluses have dwindled from a high of 461 million pounds in niid-summer of 195-1 to 50,623,000 pounds. The government actually 'has 211 million pounds on hand, but most of it is committed to various relief and sale programs. As of Oct. 1, the government also had in storage 362,433,930 pounds of cheese purchased under price supports and 221,199,Sol pounds of dried milk. Claims President Scientists Want Logjam Broken ATLANTA (UP)--Scientists pondered today what to do about a crisis in science education that is putting the United States far behind Russia in the training of technical specialists Dr. Alan T. Waterman, director of the federally financed National Science Foundation, told the American Association for the Advancement of Science that the government is helping relieve the situation to the tuno of 393 million dollat-b a year but that most of the responsibility lies with local school authorities and parents. Dr. Warren \Vea\er. l e t u i n g president of the \AAS, said in his address to the group's convention Wednesday night that the public holds many "dangerous misconceptions" about science and scientists. Woaver, vice president for natural and medical scienco.s of the Rockefeller Foundation, said too many people view scientists as "ccconu'K'-, sorcerers, dabblers w i t h danger or a selfish minority.'' Poultry Quotations CHICAGO (UP) -- The Chicago Poultry Board has announced it has dropped quotations on live and diessed poultry, and henceforth the United Press poultry market from \\c-rc will be basod on U.S. Department of Agriculture quotations. Dies of Injuries POXTIAC (UP; -- E u g e n e Vollmor. 23, Pontiac, who was injured in an auto ai:cidfnt on US- 27 Christmas Day, died Wednesday. Of East Europe Powerful Rocket Weapons Hinted in Talk by Bulganin MOSCOW (UP) -- Soviet Communist leader Nikita Khrushchev attacked President Eisenhoiver today for what he called his "crude interference"' in the affairs of Communist East Europe. The rare Soviet attack on an American head of state came shortly after Premier Nikolai Bul- ganin hinted in a speech before the Supreme Soviet (parliament) that Russia had developed rocket weapons of "inter -- continental powei'." Then Khrushchev said the power of Russia's recently exploded hydrogen bomb "can be considerably increased" beyond its present equivalent of "many millions of tons of ordinary explosive." Creators of tension "should remember the result of this test," Khrushchev declared to thunderous applause from, the Soviet parliament. Khrushchev said Christmas messages broadcast to Eastern Europe by President Eisenhower, U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and other Americans were designed to "reestablish capitalism" in those states. The Communist Party leader said he did not like to criticize President Eisenhower "whom I respect so much," but he was less soothing to Dulles and singled him out for particularly heavy criticism. He said the American messages were not "compatible with the Geneva, spirit" be.cause they said the'ir authors were praying for/ the. liberation of Eastern European countries and would give them assistance. "It leads to the incitement of passions." Khrushchev said. "I speak like this unwillingly about President Eisenhower whom I respect so much." / The messages were year - end holiday greeings from Mr. Eisenhower and other U.S. leaders broadcast to Eastern Europe over the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe. Khrushchev then took up the subject of Dulles. "Some Westein politicians have a strange idea of the Geneva spirit," he said. "They want to disarm us morally and politically. Such conditions are unacceptable to us. "The most eager proponents of such an unrealistic policy are in the United States, particularly Secretary of State Dulles who plays a leading role in advocating massive retaliation a n d other absurdities." Khrushchev disposed of President Eisenhower's "open sky" arms inspection plan with a brief question and answer. i "How does it differ from mili- 1 tary intelligence?" he asked ."It ! differs in no way at all." j Turning back to Dulles, the ! Communist leader ridiculed his ! statement regarding the Poitu- i guese overseas province of Goa. He kald Dulles claimed Goa be- longe'd to Portugal because Portugal had taken it 400 years ago. He recalled that America was once a colony. "If w e were to follow Mr. Dalles' record, the United States would consider herself her "majesty's dominion," he said. The huge audience of 1,400 deputies rocked with laughter The audience included U.S. Ambassador Charles E. Bohlen And while heaping criticism on the United States he tempered his remarks about Bntain which _ he and Bulganin vibit in the .-.pring. He said he meant only English colonisers and not the "English j people whom we adnme. ' He brought more laughter when he ridiculed the British contention Britain lost India "voluntarily" and said, "The people of India would have expelled them anyhow just as the Chinese people expelled Chiang Kai-shek." Bulganin dropped his h i n t _ of inter-continental missile"* in saying the Soviet Union wants to outlaw rocket weapons along with atomic arms. "The Soviet government stood, and still stands, for an end to the arms rare and the outlawing of atomic weapons," Bulganm said. "And this extends also to rocket weapons which hftve been recently developed into weapons "Of intercontinental pow/T," Colbert Optimistic DETROIT (UP)--L. L. Colbert, president of Chrysler Corp., today predictdd a " c o n t i n u e strenfghen^d demand" lor cam 3n this country. 'SPAPERJ

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