The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin on July 19, 1959 · Page 17
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The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 17

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Sunday, July 19, 1959
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Cable cars, hills and the bay: After 10 years, even Paradise can be too much. Son Francisco Beats New York in Climate, Alcoholics and Suicides SAN FRANCISCO — (NEA) — In these cynical times when a Redemption Center is a place to swap trading stamps for toasters, it is invigorating to repair to San Francisco's holy air of civic pride. Why they employ a whole staff here just to tally suicides. "We are practically tops in this field with 25 per 100,000 people," a vivacious statistician said. "That's 18 higher than New York." Notes Correlation It is also 15 higher than the rest of the nation, but that doesn't count. In fact, nothing seems to count in San Francisco unless it is bigger, higher, cleaner, broader or more than New York. In this competition, San Francisco also leads New York (and most of the country) in climate, alcoholism, weather and violent crimes. "There is an interesting correlation between violence and weather," Dr. Frederick Boyes explained. He is the city's chief of the Adult Guidance Center — the old-fashioned kind of redemption center. "More suicides occur In December and October—our most beautiful months. They seldom happen on bad, foggy, gloomy, rainy days. It leads to an interesting speculation: "People who feel depressed and inadequate, seem to be equalized by bad iireather that depresses almost everyone. The beautiful days we have in San Francisco, however, make the contrast much more notice able." Now, it is a very difficult thing to change the suicide Foresees Major Provision Erased from Civil Rights Bill WASHINGTON — f/P) — Aiident Eisenhower's recommen- A southern Republican House member "said Saturday there is a pretty good chance that one of the broader provisions will be stripped from a pending bill to extend the civil rights laws. Rep. William C. Cramer (R- Fla), added, however, he thinks the House Judiciary Committee will leave "other punitive provisions" in the measure which it hopes to complete drafting within the next week. Cramer is a member of the committee, which resumes closed-door sessions Tuesday on a measure backed by Northern Republicans. Southerners and some Republicans are seeking to revise it. Voting Rights The section Cramer said may be eliminated would extend to civil rights generally the provisions of the present law for enforcement of voting rights through Injunction suits brought by the U.S. attorney general. Cramer said this provision "denies the right of the trial by Jury" and that it may be broad enough "to include editors who print editorials in their newspapers opposing immediate integration." , Except for this section, the bill before the Judiciary Committee generally follows Pres- dations. Cramer, however, said the measure, is "purely punitive against the South." Less Objectionable While southerners are fighting any new civil rights legislation, Cramer described as less objectionable some provisions of the bill. He said these include extending the life of The Civil Rights Commission, requiring that voting records be maintained, and what he termed a reasonable anti-bombing provision. He objected to provisions now in the bill on federal prosecution involving bombing cases because they are restricted to schools and churches. "I believe it to be an equally heinous crime to bomb a person's home or for a corrupt labor group to bomb a factory or automobile," Cramer said. Fear Mideast Locusts to Be Worse in '60 ROME — (/P> — Experts say the locust plague that cut Middle East crops this year probably will be worse In 1960. A special committee of the U.N.'s Food and Agricul ture Organization has urged affected countries to pool their planes in an anti-locust campaign. rate, even if you wanted to. Most of these folks. Dr. Boyes says, have lost their identities n the trance of our society and will not ask for help. But the city is taking great steps to hold the line on other violence. Mayor George Christopher assures that his Operation S (for Saturation of dangerous areas with police) is doing wonders. The plan calls for on-the- spot questioning of people who are on the streets at late or unusual hours without any visible or lawful business. Of course no plan is perfect as any San Franciscan will admit. And so 80 per cent of the vagrancy cases — ^about 1,800 per year — are dismissed as unfounded. "This leaves 1,800 people with criminal records each year," said Ernest Besig, execu tive director of San Francisco's Chapter of the American Civi Liberties Union. Like Bag of Water "There is only one ^thing to call it: lawless enforcement o the law. And I don't see any evidence that the violence in the city has diminished. "In fact, we have complained about the police beating people in streets. But we are told from official quarters that it did not happen. I saw it happen once and-was later told by officials that it did not happen." Well, it is not surprising. As Dr. Boyes puts it: A society is like a plastic bag of water. Push it here and it has to expand there. There are an awful lot of pressures pushing it." Exorbitant Imago Especially in San Francisco, the sociologists say. To begin with, the prices. Take men's furnishings, for example: a mattress ticking jacket costs $12.50; a suede poncho, $15; white leather slacks, $85; a combination fish knife and linoleum cutter, $4.95. There is also the exorbitant image of the city; land of promise; last frontier; new start; Shangri-La. "Most of the people who do come for help," Dr. Boyes said, "have lived here for 20 years and have been troubled for half that time." By simple arithmetic it appears that 10 years is the average tolerance for Paradise. Unveil New Solid Missile Propellant ALEXANDRIA. Va. — (/P) — long secret development In American rocket and missile propellants was disclosed Saturday. It was described by its developers as offering potentialities for significant in the boost velocity and range of all missiles—including intercontinental ones. This was made public—with the blessing and praise of the Defense Department — by the Atlantic Research Corp., one of the firms participating In the nation's rocketery and space program. Light Aluminum The announcement was made In connection with the dedication here of a new $1 million headquarters of the irni, across the Potomac River from the nation's capital. Scientists of the firm reported they had developed an aluminized solid fuel propel- ant — one containing extreme- y light metal aluminum in addition to plastic materials most generally used in certain conventional solid rocket fuels. It was reported that since the development was made by the company about four years ago, other firms in the field have undertaken similar developments. Thus, the aluminized propellant breakthrough has been beneficial to the entire propellant industry, the scientists said. It was disclosed, for example, that a high performance alurhinizcd propellant is being used in the Polaris missile, the one the Navy plans to fire from submarines. Atlantic scentists told reporters at a news conference in connection with the dedication that the same type of propel­ lent is being used in that company's ARCAS rocket. This is a high performance meteorological research rocket. The scientists added that theoretical calculations have shown that through use of the aluminized technique, increases of 10 to 30 per cent in boost velocity are attainable over rockets and missiles propelled with existing high performance solid propellants containing no aluminum. Another Development As for potential increases in range or altitude, through cm ploying aluminized propellants, the technicians said the prospect is for a 20 per cent Increase (or intermediate and intercontinental range missiles and a 60 per cent increase for air-to-air missiles. •The company also disclosed another long secret development — the use of plastisol systems in the manufacture of solid fuel propellants. Plasti­ sol is a mixture of solid and liquid plastics which with the aid of other chemicals ultimate ly produce a tough, solid material. In effect, the development means applying to the manu- fnctura of rocket fuels some techniques employed previous- N. Y. City Agency to Probe Discrimination in Private Clubs ly in such commercial uses as providing durable seamless coatings on the inside of dishwashers. KACI5fE 8UNDAT BVLLftlN July 19. 1959 Bee. 1, Hg* 17 Frank Sinatra Suffers Minor Eye Injury HOLLYWOOD~(/P)—Frank Sinatra suffered a minor eye injury while filming a battle scene. The actor's right eye cornea was scared when guns were fired on the set of "Never So Few." London, England, had air pol lution regulations as early as 1273. State on -the -Job Dtolht Below U. S. Ayeroge MADISON —(^)— The number of workmen killed on tht Job in Wisconsin last year w«i 56»per cent under the U. S. aV' erage, the State Council of Safety said Saturday. The organization, In its annual report, said occupatiomd deaths in 1958 took 101 lives. This was 10 less than the year before and gave Wisconsin a rate of 10 deaths per 100,000 workers. Deaths reported by the council are those of workers covered by the State Workmen's Compensation Act. NEW YORK —m— A city agency plans to investigate possible racial and religious discrimination in private clubs. The City Commission on In- tergroup Relations, which looked into the case of Dr. Ralph Bunche, says it might ask legislation to outlaw bins Ir membership practices. Tennis Club Bunche, a Nobel Prize win ner and a U.N. undersecretary, testified before the commission about his complaint that he was told he and his son couldn't join the West Side Tennis Club because they are Negroes. Bunche said he considered the matter over. In light of the club's denial of any policy of excluding Negroes and Jews. Dr. Alfred J. Marrow, chair­ man of the commission, said the commission did not consider its job over yet. The commission still intends to hear represenatlves of the club, whose Forest Hills arena is the site of the Davis Cup championship matches. No Punitive Powers The commission is a conciliatory agency, with no punitive powers. It does, however, have the power to subpena witnesses and records. Under the law, persons refusing to answer such subpenas could be jailed, Marrow said that the commission recognizes the right of a private club to select its own members, but could not sanction the banning of any group on the grounds of race or orecd. General EleeUie MAYTAG .... TAPPAN RCA VICTOR .... MOTOROLA 512516 WIS. AVE. they gave ALA'S carpet A REAL TORTURE TEST... during Carnival Days at least 50,000 CARS ran over ALA'S Carpet on 6th Street SEE THIS CARPET NOW IN ALA'S WINDOW —AP Wlropnslo INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION — Girls from three continents pulling together as contestants in the forthcoming Miss Universe world beauty pageant had fun with a tug-'o-war rope as they romped on the beach at Lon^ Beach, Calif. Judging in the competition begins Tuesday, with the world beauty queen named Friday night. Left to right: Olga Pumarejo, Miss Colombia; Beatrice Duprey, Miss Massachusetts; Jayne Burghardt, Miss Connecticut; Mary LoBianco, Miss Louisiana; Patricia McGinley, North Dalwta, and jj^ri* Ekstrom, Miss Sweden. There are 78 competitors for the title. ) . " • • • • We cleaned half of the piece of carpeting so you can see for yourself how Ala's carpeting stood the TORTURE TEST I- We service what we sell ON SIXTH at PARK - WE CLEAN-REPAIR and INSTALL WALL-TO-WALL

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