The Windsor Star from Windsor, Ontario, Canada on January 21, 1961 · 3
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Saturday, January 21, 1961
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THE WINDSOR STAR, SATURDAY, JANUARYL196I 5 New Technical Schools to Gut Unemployment R.C. School Mill Rate Mav Rise ml Deficit Points Way to Boost In i961 Levy WALLACEE URG Local observers have forecast a possible move on the part of the Wallaceburg Separate School Board to return to a higher mill rste for separate school supporters, as a result of the announced $7,000 deficit on 1960 operations. Board officials pointed out that taxes levied on the present assessment listed for separate school support are not adequate to meet the needs of the school system, and the deficit has resulted. An assessment breakdown for 1959, on which the 1960 mill rate was based, shows that $1,564,950 of a total of $9,283,-573 assessment, was listed for separate school support. Of this sum, $1,346,000 Has residential assessment, and the remaining $218,950 was commercial and industrial. In the same assessment breakdown, public school supporters had 53,492,625 residential, and $4,225,998 torn-mcrcial and industrial assessment. The Separate School Board, cn its assessment, received j being constructed over the north slightly less than $30,000 of the (branch of the Sydenham River town taxes in 1960. During the in Wallaceburg wjll be called same period, the Wallaceburg the "Dundas Bridge" in memory Public School Board was paid of one of Wallaceburg's leading nearly $122,000 from the frame citizens. source. Countv Council Fridav In- i T h til'.' POSTURE QUEENS Diane Steinman, a Grade 11 student at Northern Collegiate Institute and Vocational School, Sarnia, has been crowned as the school's 1961 Posture Queen. Finalists in the competition, from left, Gail Foster, Dianne Conway, Miss Stein man, Beverley Racher and Mary Caesar. Each girl in the school enters the contest, which includes a number of elimination events. This year marked the second year in succession that Miss Steinman has captured the top award. Memorial To Dundas Span Will Honor Former Mayor CHATHAM The new bridge ap proved a recommendation from Reeve Glen Robertson, of Howard Twp., chairman of the roads Under the assessment equalization made in 1960, the overall town assessment is due to rise $1,725,000, if the Court of ! committee, that the new bridge be named after the late T. B. Pundas. Mr. Robertson said that Mr. Dundas was a leading citizen of Wallaceburg in its formative years and that there were many who would like the bridge named after him. Mr. Dundas, in the early 1900 s, was principal of the Wal laceburg High School until he left to become manager of the Wallaceburg plant of Dominion Glass Company. He also served as mayor of the town, and was responsible for bringing many industries and businesses to Wallaceburg. Reeve Alan Cousins, of Wallaceburg, said he felt that there could be no better name given to the new bridge. 'It is gratif:ing to me to know it will be named after Mr. Dundas," he said. Revision retains the assessment standard. Of the total assessment under the equalization, public school supporters are rated at $9,041,-784, and separate school supporters at $1,967,000. This represents an increase of a little more than $403,000 over the 1959 assessment of which $166,000 will be on commercial assessment. At a schol the same as last year, when IS. 43 mills of the total levy was earmarked for school puposes, this would represent a little short of $8,000 additional for separate school use, or slightly more than the 1960 deficit. A few years ago. separate school supporters paid taxes at a higher rate than those supporting public schools, in order to provide sufficient funds from the taxes to support the separate school system. Three years ago, when there was a heavy increase in the public school levy, the separate school board left that it could care for its needs on the basis of the rate provided for public school support, and asked for and received the same tax rate. Since that time, the separate school board has worked on a mill rate equal to the public school board rate. With the possibility of public schools reducing their rate next year through the surplus of nearly $9,000 built up from various sources during I960, it is felt that the reduction would eat up all benefit which might Sydenham Sidelights By LYLE THACKERAY WALLACEBURG It may have been just imagination, but we got the impression that there was a faraway look in Rocket Richard's eye when he stepped onto the ice of Wallaceburg Memorial Arena Monday night. Possibly it was the thunderous applause which greeted his exit from the players' gate. It could have been the fact that ne was, ior a brief moment, j$-y recalling thou-1 sands of other v , . trips through similar gates during his stei- Obituaries CHATHAM OLIVER M. LOYER, 76, of Charing Cross Rd., retired farmer and contractor, died Thursday evening at St. Joseph's Hospital. Surviving are his widow, Aurilla Marentette; a daughter, Mrs. Hugh Gladwich (Bernice) of Windsor; three sons, Elmer, Clifford and Wilfred, Chatham; two sisters, Mrs. William Blondin and Mrs. Peter LaFlamme, both of Bay City, Mich.; 14 grandchildren and lar hockey ca-1 reer. f Of s -k ii t c a many 01 the Eg4 J thin Jc ha Irnoiu fflSiSb..lilnwB so vell weren't Thackeray there. Lacking were the tower ing tiers of seats of Olympia, Maple Leaf Gardens, and the Forum; and the familiar figures of his buddies of years of play with the Habs weren't there. Most of the crowd was unaware of that fleeting, wistful moment; all they saw was the man who represents to them and to all fo Canada the pinnacle of hockey stardom. The greatest gesture of all was the warm handshake, the friendly grin, and the word of greeting given each player of the two competing teams as they skated up to be introduced to their idol. That few moments did more than anything in the past to ensure a long and successful life for hockey in Wallaceburg, in spite of anything fans and outside interests can do to stifle hockey interest. There were 1,000 spectators at Monday's game, the biggest crowd since the days when the Hornets were in action as a championship and winning team. That was just about double the usual hockey crowd for the past three years. Most of the additional fans, of course, weren't there to see a hockey game. They had come to see a man, a great hockey player, who had retired after reaching the pinnacle of success. They stayed, though, to see three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held!5? minutes. 01 ru?a nocKey; be coming to the separate from the Hinnegan Funeral fr." uy 'wo ou" ief",s' dn" schools from the assessment in- j Home Monday at 9:30 a.m. to crease. j St. Joseph's Church at 10 a.m. "It would be most regrel table : for requiem high mass. Burial if the separate school board j will be in St. Anthony's found itself in the position j Cemetery. where it would have to ask for Prayers will be offered Sun-a rate increase." Reeve Alan day at 8 p.m. Knights of Colum-Cousins, finance chairman, said., bus and Holy Names members W. E.Jones, town clerk, said j will assemble for prayers Sun-that a different mill rate for! day at 8:30 p.m. Presentation porters would mean that the at 8:45 p.m. Sunday. Members ones tnere" i though, the change is an unfor- town offices would have to gear of the Fourth Degree, Knights LOST YEARS tunate blow, for it means a fur- their tax collection system to a of Columbus, will stand guard) We were pleased to note injtner loss of prestige to the four-rate tax levy, similar to that Sunday evening from 7:30 until j passing the well deserved honor small communities. thzk info fn c f ci.'on Qftoi tfio ctitacf of honor left the arena, indicated that most of those fans belong in the seats which are normally vacant. It will be interesting to note on Monday night, just how many of the extra visitors are back for a repeat. We'll wager right now that the same old faithful followers are the only i nerville Blair McKinnon of the Chatham Bureaurwhen Jaycees voted him honorary life membership in recognition of his long-time ser vices to the Junior Chamber. It is a well-deserved award, for Blair and The Star have done much to help the Jaycees win national, and now world, recognition of their accomplish ments. There is much less likelihood of Blair receiving any similar recognition from "The Legion of Earl Towers Boosters," even though he gave peppery little forward a big boost a week ago. "Where does he get the legs after all these years?" Blair wants to know. Where, indeed, but with Wa! laceburg's own Hornets, where he treated the North Kent fans to those lightning bursts of speed, and the brilliant stick- handling which has character ized his entire career. Even though he was with us but a few short seasons, we in Wallaceburg feel that Earl is one of us, although he has gone livery of the Chatham club. Those three and four goal bursts weren't uncommon in Earl's Wallaceburg career. He collected a lot of free headgear during that time, and on top of that earned the reputation of being the only player in the B loop who could cover every opposing player in a defensive action and then break away to score. Most of the Bulldogs have good cause to remember Earl. They have some special tumblers commemorating an exhibition game of the 1959-60 season, in which Earl led the Hornet attack which saw the Dogs on the low end of the score. Apparently when he changed uniforms, Earl kept the Hornet stinger for further use against the windsorites. SHUT DOWN Closing of two small, but im portant, post offices in the North Kent district is indicative of the changing times, and the constant move toward consolidation of streamlining of services in the interests of efficiency. To the residents of the Tup- and' Electric areas, Robarts Cites Aid To Youth Unique Scheme Will Benefit Ontario's Growth SARNIA An attempt to relieve a portion of the unemployment situation problem in Ontario has been launched by the Department of Education in a recently-established program aimed specifically at younger men. This was assurred by the Hon. John P.. Robarts, Ontario Minister of Education in his address to the annual meeting of the Ontario Industrial Education Council, Sarnia Chapter, in Central Collegiate Aduitorium, Friday night. Mr. Robarts described the new program as a "somewhat new approach to the problem of unemployment and is aimed at the younger men who have left school with no specific training and now find themselves almost in the ranks of the permanently unemployable," Although this particular pro gram has been first designed to serve the metropolitan area of Toronto, in which is concentrated the largest single group of unemployed in the province, Mr. Robarts said provision has been made for the establishment of similar courses in any muni cipality in the province "where the need is evident." He explained that courses under the program are being offered in radio and television service, drafting, welding and diesel mechanics, commercial courses and service trade courses are being prepared and will eventually be available. For establishment of the pro gram in a certain municipality, Mr. Robarts said the usual approach is for a committee to be set up, generally consisting of the mayor, representatives of the Board of Education and the Department of Welfare, and of the National Employment Service, local industry and any other groups of interested citizens. "This committee makes a survey in the municipality concerned to establish the extent of unemployment, the courses IN WINDSOR SPIEL A Sarnia foursome seeking the Midland Lumber Trophy in the seventh annual Sun Parlor Bonspiel at the Windsor Curling Club discusses strategy before stepping out for a winning effort Friday. - From left! John Romanchuk, Nick Carter, Bob Thorpe and Tom Moore, skip. Little Change Seen In Hog Price Setup Hamilton Reports Federal Program Of Stabilization 'Working Fairly Well' By ALAN DONNELLY OTTAWA (CP) Hon. Alvin Hamilton, agriculture minister, said Friday there will be "not much change" this year in the government's stablization program for hog prices. used several years ago. 9:30 o'clock. i conferred upon our colleague, ,9gwMsg5SBaHK3y.Miii ii.uwa mum" .w 1 i i' I 9 V f . i Tupperville, an particular, has good cause to feel slighted. A thriving little centre, with 100 years of history within its borders, the community is now, for mail purposes, a spot on the map marking the meeting of Wallaceburg and Dresden rural routes. Electric, even smaller, is unique, in that it is Kent County's only "electric railway town," named for the interurban line which brought it into existence 50 years ego. The railway is long since gone, and so is the elevator which once handled grain for area farmers. With the loss of the post office, there is left only the store, the communtiy hall, and the ball park. And, of course, as with Tupperville, a lot of community spirit. Post office or not, the communities will still make their presence known. which might be taught, and the opportunities for employment subsequent to training. Representatives of the Department of Education work closely with these committees and Y to the department eventually falls the responsibility of organizing the training program in the light of the recommendations of the committee." Such programs are presently underway in Cornwall, Brant-ford and Windsor and surveys are being carried on in various other municipalities in the prov ince. "We feel that this local approach is very necessary if we are to attain the flexibility of programming which is required in view of the great divergency of industry and commerce be tween municipali ties in our province." Mr. Robarts pointed out that present plans indicate the train ing of approximately i,4uu people in the Toronto area within the next 12-months in courses extending from two to four months. .Under local plans in other municipalities which have been set up to date, an other 225 men will be trained. The minister added that he has been impressed with the work accomplished in the pro motion and development of technical institutes operated by the Department of Education in the province. Besides the exist ing technical institutions in Windsor, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa and at the lakehead between the cities of Port Arthur and Fort William, plans are underway for a similar institute in Kirkland Lake. "These institutions are quite unique in that they offer various courses of technical instruction at something less than the uni- versity level and yet at a much higher level than Grade 13." "There is no doubt in anyone's mind that people with this type of training are going to become more and more important in the industrial and commercial development of our province," Mr. Robarts said. The special speaker was introduced to the meeting by the Hon. Bryan L. Cathcart, Ontario Minister of Travel and Publicity. Besides Mr. Cathcart, he was accompanied by William Beynon, past president of the Sarnia Chapter, Cecil Reatherford, outgoing chairman of the Sarnia Chapter and William Rogers, director of Education in Sarnia. The present program is working fairly well," he said in an interview. There was a danger that any large increase in the support level would bring a rush1 of new hog production which would upset the present equilib rium and force market prices down. Mr. Hamilton, who will be announcing details of the 1961 support program in the next couple of weeks, was elaborating on a speech he made last Tuesday in Vancouver to the dairy farmers of Canada. He was reported there as saying the government is considering increases in the support level and the production quota on which the support is based. Friday the minister indicat ed this is a topic for continuing study by the Agricultural Stabilization Board, and that the government "must move very cautiously." "We need another year's ex perience with the (stabuiza tion) act," he said. The present deficiency payment system of price support was begun a year ago to end mounting surpluses of government-held pork created under the old system of direct price- support buying. The new method would pay the farmer deficiency payments if the average market price for hogs falls below the floor price $22.65 a hundredweight during the last year. Payments are limited to a maximum 100 hogs marketed by any producer. Officials have said continuing high hog prices will rule out any deficiency payment for the year ended Jan. 9 first full year of the program. Mr. Hamilton said he has asked officials to study whether there should be an increase in the price floor, or in the 100- hog quota, or both. Referring to the quota, he said information suggests that producers can raise between 100 and 200 hogs more efficiently than a herd, of less than 100. Over the 200-hog mark, there was little gain in efficiency from larger herds. Assessment Cases Heard WALLACEBURG The pattern established in earlier Court of Revision hearings of appeals against 1960 residential assess ments was followed Thursday night when the court heard a fresh group of requests for lower assessments, Alan Cous ins, court chairman, said Friday Mr. Cousins said that most of the 40 appeals made against the revised assessments were heard during the court session. Decisions were reserved, to be announced by mail to the appel lants. Results of the court's decis ion, however, have failed to alter the assessment pattern, Mr. Cousins said. Some assess ments were lowered slightly, others were given a small boost, but the bulk of the cases were unchanged. Similar action was taken on most of the 100 appeals heard by the earlier court sitting, which dealt with appeals against the original assessments. Top Ice Clash Slated 'Monday WALLACEBURG A top-notch game is in prospect at Wallaceburg Arena Monday night when Juniors and Riverside Regents clash in a Border Cities League fixture. The locals, who have lost to Chatham and Dresden in recent games, are now in third place in the loop standing, behind Detroit and Chatham. They are four points ahead of Windsor N & D's. Bert Eves, Wallaceburg coach, expects to have a full team on the ice for Monday's game. At the moment it appears that the big line, Nick Mahovolich, Mike Hinnegan, and Ken McPhail will all be in action. 700 'Shot' In Town TB Tests New Heaf Gun Used in Clinic At High School WALLACEBURG A doctor and two nurses, using the re cently-developed Heaf Gun, processed more than 700 tubercu losis detection skin tests of staff members and students at Wallaceburg District High School, Friday afternoon. The test program was one of a series of similar clinics being conducted in Kent County secon dary schools by the Kent County Branch of the Ontario Tuber culosis Society. Dr. John S. Packham, Chat ham, was the doctor in charge of the clinic. Nurses working with him were Mrs. Packham . and Mrs. Charles Plummer of Chatham. The skin tests are free of charge, and all medical personnel taking part give their services free. Purpose of the mass test program is the early detection of tuberculosis so that prompt treatment may be given. , "Assembly line" techniques enable the three-member team ; to process a large number of students in a short time. Dr. ' Packham said. At Ridgetown District High School, during a recent clinic, 560 tests were given in one and three-quarters ' hours. Students who had registered for the clinic were paraded to the school health room, where they moved in a steady line through the clinic. Mrs. Plummer sterilized arms with anti septic, Mrs. Packham smeared a surface spot of serum, and Dr. Packham "shot" each with the Heaf Guns. The doctor praised the Eng- - lish-developed multiple-needle instrument for speeding up the skin test work. He said that it is much faster than ay previously-used method, and is more positive in its action. In addition, he said, the instrument has a .tremendous-psychological advantage, in that no needle is visible to the person Teceiving the test. Demonstrating the instrument, Dr. Packham explained that release of a spring mechanism drives the six needles just into the skin, but not far enough for any sensation to be felt, and the needles are immediately retracted. "We haven't had a single person faint, or even show signs of fainting at any of the clinics where we have used this sys tem," he said. Sarnia Births SARNIA Births in Sarnia hospitals Friday and today were: ST. JOSEPH'S KOCK To Mr. and Mrs. Dirk, 1811 Brigden Sideroad, a daughter. McMENAMIN To Mr. and Mrs. Peter, 1250 Kim St., a son. PAGE To Mi. and Mrs. Ken neth. 202 Proctor St., a son. SIKKEMA To Mr. and Mrs. Jelte, R. R. 1, Brigden, a daughter. GENERAL ' KARATSOVEOS To Mr. and Mrs. Chris, 151 Euphemia St., a son. ROCHON To Mr. and Mrs. Marcel, 313 Ottawa St., a daughter. CHAMPS.HONORED-Wallaceburg's triple-crown champions, the Kniyiits of Pythias Bantam Baseball .team, were honored at the opening of the regular weekly K. of P. bingo at Primrose Gardens, Friday night. Team members received jackets and special commemorative tumbler:; from the sponsor ing lodge. The squad won the Western ' Counties and O.B.A. "A" and '"B" Bantam j titles during the 1960 playoffs. From left, Jack Bachus, team announcer and scorer; John Bulmer, captain; Councillor John Win-gerden, health and recreation chairman; and Ernie McFadden, Bantams' coach. Chatham Theatres Wallacehurg Births CAPITOI-"North to Alaska," John Wayne and all-star cast, today. CENTRE "Facts of Life," j Mrs. Kenneth, Dresden, a son Lucille Ball and Bop Hope, jZRUNA To Mr. and Mrs. John today. I R.R. 1, Dresden, a daughter Chatham Births CHATHAM Births in Chat ham hospitals today and Friday were: PUBLIC GENERAL CHAPPEL To Mr. and Mrs. Donald, Charing Cross, a son. JONES To Mr. and Mrs. Ivan, R. R. 2, Northwood, a son. OULDS To Mr. and Mrs. Douglas, R. R. 5, Chatham, a daughter. GREEN To Mr. and Mrs. Tom, 24 Windsor Dr., a son. VERBEEK To Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius, R. R. 1, Ridgetown, a daughter. MANNEKE To Mr. and Mrs. Carl, 17 Bedford St., a daughter. ST. JOSEPH'S VANZELST To Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius, R. R. 5, Merlin, a son. BECHARD To Mr. and Mrs. Roger, 14 Wellington St., a son. WALLACEBURG Births in Sydenham District Hospital to 10:30 p.m. Friday were: MISSELBROOK To Mr. and CAPITOL "House of Usher" Wallacehurg Theatres (adult), Vincent Price, Myrna Fahey, and "Ice Palace," Richard Burton, Robert Ryan. v ' . - f6 -srv STUDENTS SHOT More than 700 Wallaceburg District High School students, along with teachers and other staff members, were "shot" Friday afternoon by a medical team from the Kent County TB Society. The tuberculosis detection project is a free service aimed at early discovery and cure of the disease. Use of the Heaf Gun, recently-developed skin test instrument, has speeded up the work of the clinics. Dr. John S. Packham, left, "shoots" Joan Henry, Sombra, during the test clinic. (Star Wallaceburg Bureau Pholo by Lyle Thackeray)

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