The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin on July 19, 1959 · Page 18
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The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 18

Racine, Wisconsin
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Sunday, July 19, 1959
Page 18
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State Insists Racine Must Correct School Fire Hazards in 5 Years Racine will have a maximum has ortlcred that violations of!two rooms for storape in the of five years In which to brinR the fire safety and sanitationjWilliam llorllck liij-h School, its 19 school buildinps up to'code be corrected l)y 19(5:} or ^ One room has been used as a minimum fire safety and sani- the school system faces the central student sup|)lies store ;space for storage of janitors' With more than 250 violations of fire safety and sanitation codes cited In recent public school building inspections, maintenance crews are busy this summer striving to make those corrections that can be accomplished without major outlays of money. FIRST PHOTO: W. W. Bartcl and Viggo J. Nelson, school carpenters. Install required bar type door openers (panic hardware) on exit doors in Franklin Junior High School. SECOND PHOTO: —Journal-Times Photoi Philip Klaus, Washington School maintenance man, demonstrates how the heavy wire mesh on the windows has been hinged so that it can be swung open to provide an emergency exit to fire ladders. THIRD PHOTO: Merle F. Lucbl^e, maintenance man at Franklin School holds fire extinquisher at its new, more readily accessible location while Mike Glines, right, a 7th grader, shows how a fellow student, Paul Pric, an 8th grader, has to be boosted up in order to reach an extinquisher in its old location. tation standards. Cost of the project is roughly estimated at $2 million. The Wisconsin Industrial Commission, despite pleas threat of bavins unimproved buildings or classrooms closed. Can't Use Two Rooms In fact, the commission or- loom. Oiscontinuance of its supplies. dered the school system to im-: of lice, school officials from Racine school officials,rmediately discontinue use of Tlie other room is the use will mean findinj; space inj In a letter to the Board of lockers somewhere else, jier- 1 1'.ducation. the industrial com- haps the corridors or the mainniission refused to grant any Thailand Bans Bicycle Rickshaws BANGKOK—(-^>—The is lanes where cars can't travel. | "I don't know what I'll do." being eliminated by the main- in sight for Bangkok's bicycle "I kind of favor the ban,"isaid another. "I've wanted to tenance crews in the school said, time extension beyond five only years. In many of the code violations the commission ordered the work to be completed within the next school year. Many of the !ess-costIy-to- correct violations Fdready are rickshaws—the cheapest, most isaid one grizzled driver of 30 popular and most prolific form of transportation in Thailand. The government has decreed that the colorful but hazardous "saralors" must be off the streets by the end of the year! They choke the traffic on Bangkok 's already incredibly jammed streets, and are an undignified way for a Siamese to earn a living, says the govem- znent Touch Off Investigation There are approximately 10,000 gaily painted, chrome- trimmed samlors. Disgruntled motorists, who have to steer a course through the three- wheelers, will tell you there are 10,000 in every block, but this is an estimate born of frustration. The ban has stirred up babble of controversy. Motorists hail the decision gleefully. Romantics contend the samlors are a tradition that must go on. Samlor drivers are grum bling. Protest leaflets, signed by a mysterious anti-samlor abolition group, touched off a cry of "Communists" from the government and a sweeping police Investigation. The government has not made clear what it intends to do about the resulting unem ployment. Many of the drivers who drifted to Bangkok from the countryside, are expected to return to their villages. Driver Favors Ban Some claim samlors are needed on narrower streets and with 10 years in the business. "My joint marrow is drying up. quit before. I'd rather drive a;system, .said Thomas A. Lin- taxi but I can't afford one." jton, director of business .serv- I'edaling heavy loads in the ices for the public schools. After 10 years or more, youjtropical heat gives even young! 'iiie board's building corn- die, from TB or something." 'drivers a worn, elderly look. imiltee is working with the school architects to determine cost estimates of correcting the major violations which in some will require alterations to the building.s, said Linton. The inspections of the buildings earlier this year were prompted by the school fire in Chicago last December which took the lives of about 100 children. Four insurance companies carrying fire coverage of school buildings, the Racine Fire Department and the Racine building depaVt- ment along with the industrial commission made the inspec- ercd a total of 259 violations of code restrictions designed to protect the safety and health of the school children. Because the inspections came in the middle of the budget year, no funds had been allowed for the emergency order?, some of which will require sizable amounts of money to carry out, Linton said. One Year for Stairway Among major expenses will be the remodeling of toilet facilities. The commission has given the Racine .school system five years in which to improve tions. The inspectors uncov-'the toilet rooms in nine build­ ings. The five year time limit was set, also, for another costly order — enclosing of stairways in three buildings. However stairway construction in the Stephen Bull School was given only a year to be completed. The commission has set a limit of one more school year for the use of the basement classrooms in the Franklin School, but has allowed the continued use of similar rooms in the Lincoln and Wlnslow schools "since the buildings were erected before the code became effective," said the commission. 20 BILLION BOTTLES In 1958, 20.1 billion bottles and jars were used to take foods, beverages, drugs, cosmetics and chemicals to market —116 for every person in the U. S. 'No Catch, No Pay' Extermin(il :ors' Slogan WAYNE., I ^>r-W^~-Busl ness is b4ipin^^ the new Humane Co. in Pine Lakel,w^^i|' traps animals and removQi fhem from such places as attlcf and cellars on a "no cai foreacji cent! ' basis. $(0m 10 cents ught to 35 Skunks, the ill not be Imount." Tho fou^ company officials who range in age from 8 to 12, annQ^nc^d the firm made $U9 Ijrofit ill Jtf first two Oil Pleasure Bound? Get Off to a Good Start with PUGH HIGHEST OCTANE EVER. 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