The Windsor Star from Windsor, Ontario, Canada on July 12, 1957 · 2
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The Windsor Star from Windsor, Ontario, Canada · 2

Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Friday, July 12, 1957
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THE WINDSOR DAILY STAR, FRIDAY, JULY 12, 19577 41,000 New Water Mains to Reach More Than 5,000 Feet Ask Town To Okay Debentures Project to Start When Financing Given Approval By DICK WARD WALLACEBURG Detailed plans of a projected $41,000 waterworks construction program were announced Thursday by William Sutherland, chairman of the Wallaceburg Water Commission. The project, entailing laying of more than 5,000 feet of new water-mains and installation of 120 new and replacement services, will be one of the biggest undertaken by the commission in many years, he said. In all, eight streets will figure in the program. Mr. Sutherland said that work will be started as soon as ' financing is arranged and approval obtained from the Department of Municipal Affairs In Toronto. First step in this direction will be taken next Tuesday night, when town council will be asked to authorize issue of debentures for the works, he added. The entire project is expected to cost In the neighborhood of $41,725. Mains will cost $32,500 and the services another $9,225. Since ' the program will be undertaken under the Local Improvement Act, a portion of the cost will be assessed to bome-owners on a frontage basis, with the water commission underwriting the rest. Lion's share of the water main construction will take place on Lafontaine St., where a 1,400-foot line is to be installed from Elgin St. to a point 95 feet south of Sophia St An 852-foot line will be con-structe'd on Forhan St, between Dufferin Ave. and Elgin St., and 522-foot lines installed on Murray St., from the town limits to Duke St., and on Anne St., from Dundas St. to the town limits. Park St. is scheduled to get a 510-foot line from Main St. to a point 70 feet east of Collins Ave., while a 475-foot line will be laid on Francis Ave., from Elgin St. to Berth Rd. Other streets earmarked for watermain construction are: Lis-gar St., a 452-foot line running from Elizabeth to Elgin Sts., and Joseph Cresc, a 280-foot line stretching from Anne St to a point 280 feet south. All told, 5,013 feet of six, eight and 10-inch pipe will be used in the project Most of the new services 17 of them will be installed on Anne St in the Dauw Subdivision. One, a two-inch service, will be installed in the new St Elizabeth Separate School, now in the advanced stages of construction. The program, Mr. Sutherland explained, will "round out" the town's vast network of water-main installations, as well as supplementing existing facilities. Once the necessary approval has been received' he added, work will be started at once on the "most urgent" works. - : PAINT MISS CARROLL'S HOUSE Members of three Wallaceburg service clubs Thursday night repainted the entire outside of the two-story Duke St home of Miss Ila Carroll, founder of the town's Happycraft Club. As-sisng the Jaycees were Kiwanians and Op timists, who helped with the actual painting, and Rotary Club, which supplied the paint From left, Frank Mabey, a Kiwanian; Maurice Slater, a Jaycee and general chairman of the project; ' and Dan Carther, member of the Optimist club, wield brushes at ground level. u I OVERALL SCENE, AS VOLUNTEERS WORKED AT ALL HEIGHTS ' , (Star Wallaceburg Bureau Photos by Dick Ward) Big Job Requires Only Tivo Hours New Desks Of Plastic Petrolia Firm Pioneers Step Protestants Deplore .Vatican Decorations WASHINGTON (AP) A pre dominantly Protestant organiza tion deplores the fact that President Dwight D. Eisenhower has signed legislation permitting two members of Congress to accept decorations from the Vatican. The criticism came from the Protestants and Other Americans United for Separation of Church and State, through its executive director, Glenn L. Arsher. As a result of the legislation, the Republicans, John McCor- mack (Dem. Mass) and John Rooney (Dem. N.Y.), are per mitted to accept and wear awards of the ecclesiastical order of St Gregory. Statutory permission is required in the case of foreign awards generally. Spinster's Will Valid, Jockey, Mortician Gain MORRISON, 111., (UP) A cir cuit court jury upheld the will of a crippled spinster who left a $65,000 estate to a disc jockey who used to play requests for her. Miss Jessie Jeanette Wilger, 53, of Sterling, 111., who took her life in 1955 with an overdose of sleeping pills, also bequeathed $32,000 in real property to a funeral home director who often took her riding in his ambulance. Spain, Poland Sign Direct'Trade Pact MADRID, Spain, (UP) Spain has signed a trade agreement with Poland, its first such pact with an Iron Curtain country, it was announced today. The pact calls for the direct exchange of $18,000,000 worth of goods which heretofore have been reaching either country through third-pajty nations. ,v PETROLIA Students of many Canadian schools- are soon going to be numbered among the users of plastic products, the result of a Petrolia firm's pioneering step in the use of molded synthetics to replace hardwood in school desk construction. Imperial School Desk Co., one of the town's younger industries, is the first company in North America to use molded fiberglas and plastic to make book boxes and seats for the desks it supplies schools in Eastern Canada. The company's other plant, at Vancouver, is manufacturing similar line of equipment for the western provinces. James B. Bruce, Sarnia, the company's eastern division man ager, said that the plastic product was finding ready acceptance among consumers. The unique plant is actually the former Petrolia skating rink. The former natural ice skating and hockey centre, -which had seen many years of service, underwent extensive renovations when taken over by the company in 1953. Year-round employment is 12 to 15 workers, with augmented staffs at work during peak periods when heavy volumes of orders are received. This year, for the first time since the transfer, the building is again undergoing renovations. A new roof is being placed on the plant, and external insulbrik coating applied. It is located on Tank St, a short distance from the Petrolia business district While plastic parts of the desks are purchased ready-molded, Mr Bruce said that the desk frames are shaped from steel tubing in the company's plant, and the desks assembled and finished there. Replaces Mayor SARNIA Aid. M. M. Gowland was named acting mayor in the absence of W. C. Nelson at a special meeting of Sarnia City Council late Thursday morning. The meeting was -necessitated by the sudden recurrence of the mayor's illness. Mr. Nelson, hos pitalized Wednesday, was released from St. Joseph's Hospital Thurs day morning. ; House Painted By 23 Clubmen WALLACEBURG Two hours was all it took 23 overall-clad service club members here Thurs day night to paint the complete outside of a sprawling two-story house on Duke St The stunt was engineered by the Wallaceburg Junior Cham ber of Commerce as a high light of the enterprising or ganization's annual ""Paint Up Clean Up Campaign." Giving them a hand with the project were members of three other local clubs: Kiwanis, Optimists and Rotary. The actual painting was under taken by Jaycees, Kiwanians and Optimists. The Rotarians supplied the paint. Site of the paint-a-thon was the white frame home of Miss Ila Carroll, 217 Duke St., founder of Wallaceburg's Happycraft Club for handicapped youngsters. The vol unteer painters converged on her residence at 6:45 p.m. One-hun dred and twenty minutes and six gallons of paint later, it had been completely redecorated from the rooftop down. The Jaycees, Kiwanians and Optimists tacked the job in expert fashion. Working from scaffolding and ladders, they first scraped the siding before applying the fresh paint. While carrying out the task, they consumed three cases of soda pop. cnairman ot tne project was Maurice Slater, a director of the Jaycee Club, lie extended a special word of thanks to the Do minion Glass Co., which supplied the scaffolding and paint .pails Going Ahead On Highivay 7 SARNIA Grading operations on Highway 7 east of Sarnia are in full progress, with work crews preparing the section of road scheduled to be widened to three lanes and resurfaced this year. The work is slated to cover that section of highway east of Sarnia to meet the strip widened last year, west of the Forest Town Line. Rapid progress is also being made on the multiple lane junction of London Rd. and Highway 401 at Perch Creek. Exhibit Old, New Planes Double Anniversary At Selfridge Base DETROIT Horse-and-buggy era planes will line up with 1,000-mile-per-hour aircraft at Sel fridge Air Force Base here Satur day. The event will mark open house at the base celebrating the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force and the 40th birthday of Selfridge. A static display of aircraft and guided missiles will open at 10 a.m. World War I aircraft will appear on the flight line side by side with the most modern operational planes of the U.S.A.F. At 2 p.m., military jet pilots will put their supersonic aircraft through their paces in the skies over the base. Highlighting the show will be a 23-minute demonstration by the Minutemen," famed precisions stunt flying team from the Colo rado Air National Guard, in their F-80 Shooting Stars. Arrest Ends Investigation C7 SARNIA After intensive police investigation, Freeman Wright of Walpole .Island was arrested Thursday on a charge of having carnal knowledge of a 13-year-old girl. He was re manded to July 18 for plea when he appeared in Magistrate's Court He was arrested by Const. Don Davies of O.P.P. Sarnia detach ment. The offence is alleged to have occurred on the island. First Sturgeon C7 PORTHURON What is believed to be the first sturgeon caaght here since 1955 was pulled from the St. Clair River Thursday. The 16-pound, 43-inch fish was landed by Dan A. Greeson, 145 Englewood, Detroit, who was ishing from shore near here. Wallaceburg Births WALLACEBURG Births rec orded Thursday to 10:30 p.m. at Sydenham District Hospital were: i VERMEERSCH to Mr. and Mrs.' Frank, 443 Murray St., a daugh- ter. . i SIMPSON to Mr. and Mrs. Fred, 145 Running Creek Dr., a 6on.l Club Hears Rotary Gain Ex-Governor Traces Growth Since 1905 WALLACEBURG Origin and growth of Rotary International was traced Thursday night for local Rotarians by a past district governor of the club, Lloyd C Megee of Clarkston, Mich. Mr Megee, special speaker at the Wallaceburg club's regular weekly, dinner meeting in Knox Presbyterian Church basement spoke on the topic: "Don't Sell Rotary Short" The Rotary movement, the speaker recalled, had its beginning in Chicago in 1905, with the formation of a "pilot" club. Today, it boasts a membership of 445,000, representing 9,400 clubs in 101 countries of the world. "And new clubs are still being organized at the' rate of one every day," he added. Mr. Megee urged his listeners to uphold the principles of the club. "Remember," he said, "attendance alone doesn't make you a true Rotarian. You also must shjw willingness and desire to be of service to your community and others." Introduced by Alan P. Bran-der, also a past district gover-,Tr. 'ie speaker was thanked by Harvey Sills, president of " rhib, who presided at the meeting. The special draw was won by "Pat" Patterson. Harold Frost led the sing-song. Plans were announced for a bus trip to a baseball game in Detroit on Aug. 7. Members were reminded that their regular meeting of July 25 would be cancelled in favor of an intor- club visit with Algonac, Mich. Rotarians the .following evening. Birthday congratulations were extended to E. V. Ayres, Roy Mathany and Hugo Craig. STYLE FOR PACER Paddy's Volo, a three-year-old gelding owned by Roy Patterson of Pontiac, Mich., and Bothwell, rides to the races in style in a house trailer converted to include room for the racer. Mr. Patterson, right leads Paddy's Volo to the trailer, watched by Cliff Allan. (Star Kent Bureau Photo) Parked Car Bopped By Backing Truck WALLACEBURG Minor damage resulted Thursday afternoon, town police reported, when a truck backed into a parked car on Queen St Const. Henry McFarlane said the auto, owend by Frank Van-Der-Veeken, 11 First St., was parked on the north side of the road, when struck by the heavier vehicle, operated by James B. Kervin, R.R. 2, Port Lambton. Damage was confined to the car. Merlin to Strain Sunocos Sunday WALLACEBURG Merlin Legionnaires, hottest team in the loop, will be looking for their sixth straight win when they invade Steinhoff Park here Sunday for a Chatham Distrrct Softball League game with Wallaceburg Sunocos. Currently camped in second place in the league standings, Legionnaires are expected to start either Benge or McLeod on the mound. Pitching chores for Wallaceburg likely will be assigned to either Leguis or Besse. The game is expected to pro vide stiff competition, since the locals will be going all-out to rack up their first victory of the year over the Merlin nine. Phantom Shooter Preys On Motorists, Yachter Windshields, Window Are Shattered ! At Electric and Mitchell's Bay WALLACEBURG Local Provincial Police could very" well label a current investigation "The Case of the Phantom Marksman." OLDEST WOMAN DIES LEWES, Eng. (Reuters) Believed to have been the oldest woman in Britain, 106-year-old Mrs. Elizabeth Etheridge, died at her home Thursday. A widow for more than 62 years, she was one of a family of 17. Officers said Thursday they had received three complaints from the Electric-Mitchell's Bay district of car windshields and a boat window being shattered by missiles from either a pellet gun or a snngsnot. In the first incident, the cabin window of a visting American yacht moored at Mitchell's Bay, was damaged. Two nights later, front windshields of two cars parked near the Electric baseball diamond, were similarly shattered." Authorities said it appeared no ordinary air rifle, with regula-1 tion BB shot, was used to inflict the damage, since in none of the cases did the "ammunition" actually penetrate its target. "It looks more like the work of a pellet gun or slingshot" said one officer. Wallaceburg Theatre CAPITAL "Rock, Pretty Baby,n with Sal Mineo, John Saxon, Luana Patten; and "The Big Land," with Alan Ladd, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien. &afjfelLiL;; - fgsdtassis jf , Ufc-ww - - i ! 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