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Racine, Wisconsin
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Sunday, July 18, 1965
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Cprnmnitif ffet^j ... Citif m4 Ccuhti/ . VH MOW JOOmUMBIB LA RACINE SUNDAY BULLETIN OAT Sunday, July 18, 1965 Sewage Disposal Plant Tops Capacity by 56% By Enunert Dose Journal-Times Staff The Sewage Disposal Plant, for which an addition is to be started next year, operated in 1964 at 56 per cent over capacity, according to an annual report released by Tliom- as T. Hay, plant superin tendent. Hay said the plant treated more than 6.8 billion gallons of sewage, or a daily average of 18.7 million gallons. $2.6 MHHon Addition "The major problem is the need for expanded facilities for treatment of sewage and industrial water," Hay said. Plans for an addition providing secondary treatment facilities have been drawn by Consoer, Townsend and Associates of Chicago and submitted to the State Board of Health. Estimated construction costs are $2.6 million. Federal funds for up to 30 per cent of construction costs may be made available and an application for such aid is pending. The city disposal plant presently has no secondary treatment facilities. The planned expansion will provide for the secondary treatment of 12 million gallons a day. Sewage run through the secondary treatment will be mixed with the effluent sent into the lake. The addition of secondary treatment will not materially increase the plant capacity. A second addition to the plant is planned for 1974 which will double both the primary and secondary treatment capacity. A third step in the expansion program is scheduled for 1984. The two-year construction project is expected to be started next spring. Mayor William H. Beyer said if federal aid is approved that figure would be subtracted from contract costs and bonds to be repaid over 20 years would be sold to finance the balance. Principal and interest will be paid proportionately according to use by municipalities using the facilities. 11 Per Cent Gain As well as serving the City of Racine, the plant treats sewage from Mt. Pleasant, Caledonia, North Bay, Lakeside and Colonial Heights sanitary districts. Slightly more than 7 per cent of the sewage treated last year originated outside the city for which the city was paid $41,200. The more than 6.8 billion gallons treated last year was an 11 per cent increase over 1963, Hay pointed out. From outside Racine, the Town of Mt. Pleasant (less Lakeside) pumped in an estimated nearly 384.7 million gallons or about 5.6 per cent of the total sewage treated, according to a formula used to compute the town's total. Fred H. Larson, commissioner of public works who serves as plant administrator, believes that Mt. Pleasant actually contributes about 12 per cent and next year's report will reflect that percentage. The reason, he explained, is that meters recently were installed to measure the Mt. Pleasant contribution whereas earlier it was estimated. Extend to Caledonia Meters also have been installed to measure the intake from Lakeside discharged under contract into the 21st St. sewer. Last year. Hay estimated, the plant treated 76.8 million gallons from Lakeside or 1.12 per cent of the total. The Village of North Bay, which pays the city $25 a year for each home served, or '$2,150 last year, sends 17.3 million gallons into the city's sewerage system. The Colonial Heights Sanitary District with a population of 212 in 53 homes sent an estimated 10.6 million gallons of sewage through the disposal plant and paid the city $927 for the service. Less than two-tenths of one per cent of the total sewage treated came from the Town of Caledonia which is just starting to use the plant's facilities. 8 Lift Stations Sewage is treated by a process called primary treatment with chlorination and separate sludge digestion and sludge drying. It is conveyed to the plant from collecting sewers through 11 miles of interceptor sewers varying in size from 12 to 72 inches. From many sections of the city the sewage has to be lifted in order to get it to the plant and the intercepting Town Board Buys Hot Mix BURLINGTON— The Town of Burlington Board awarded contracts for hot mix road material and seal coating materials and rejected two bids received for the construction of a pole shed for warehouse purposes. The actions were taken at a special board meeting Saturday morning. The hot mix and seal coating contracts were both awarded to B.R. Anion and Sons, Elkhorn. The low bid for the 2,500 tons of hot mix was $4.90 per ton and a total price of $12,250. The seal coating price was 13 cents a gallon for the sealer, 12.5 cents a gallon for primer and $2.15 a ton for gravel. Two bids by t w o Union Grove firms for the proposed 42 by 80 foot pole type shed for warehouse purposes were rejected after a letter received by the board stated that the building plans needed approval from the State Building Commission. When the matter is checked out the building will be rebid with a six-inch concrete floor included in the specifications, Tom Hentges, town chairman said. In otbet action, the Town Board approved an agreement with the Halls Point Property Owners Assn. for the plowing of the subdivision roads in winter at a cost of $8 an hour for each piece of equipment used by the town on the job. A tavern license was issued by the board to Virgil Mays, Route ], Burlington, who has purchased the Peg O'Neill Tavern from Mrs. Margaret Eaton, Route 1, Burlington. As Reported by St. Luke's Hospital Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Killips of 3504 Killips Lane, a daughter, July 17. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Jerkel of Route 3, Box 402, Racine, a daughter, July 17. Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Zitka of 3714 Buckley Road, a son, July 17. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thome of 2042 Blake Ave., a daughter, July 17. Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Gatzke of 1628 Kentucky St., a daughter, July 17. As Reported by St. Mary's Hospital Mr. and Mrs. William Sharding of 938 Ohio St., a son, July 17. Mr. and Mrs. John A. Min- neti of 2050 Green St., a daughter, July 17. Mr. and Mrs. Jerome E. Gross Jr., of 1433 Cedar Creek St., a daughter, July 17. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Reinders of 2407 Durand Ave., a daughter, July 17. Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Thomas of 9739 7 Ivfile Road, a daughter, July 17. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Clementi of 3533 Douj^las Ave., a son, July 17. Mr. and Mrs. Rodney D. Castellion of 2745 Wisconsin Ave., Slurtevanf, a son, Julv 17. system has eight such lift stations. The locations of the lift stations are: West of City Hall — this station handles all the sewage which originally was discharged into Root River and into Lake Michigan north of the river. It also handles the sewage flow from the main business area and the area sei-ved by the Blue River sewer. Spring St. at Root River— It serves the area south of the river and west of Island Park and lifts the sewage to the interceptor north of the river. Some Mt. Pleasant sewage is also handled through this station. Thirteenth St. between S. Lafayette and Lock wood Aves.—It serves an area of six blocks in the vicinity of the station. Drexel and Ridgewood Aves.—This station serves the area south of Carpenter St. between Hamlin St. and the North Shore right-of-way. Steeplechase Drive near Westminster Square — It serves Greater North Bay. Rapids Drive near Northwestern Ave.—It serves the area between Rapids Drive, Northwestern Ave. and Golf Ave. Frances Drive between Harrington and Spring Valley Drives — The station serves the area of Harrington and Spring Valley Drives north of Vetter and Frances Drives. S. Lafayette Ave. and the south bank of the Root River —It serves the area bounded by the river, Chicago & North Western Railway right-of- way. Maiden Lane and Valley Drive. Passes Through Screen Of the sewage treated, 68 per cent was lifted in the intercepting system. The cost of electrical power to lift tlie sewage was $15,080 or $3.22 for each million gallons, a 10 per cent increase over 1963. The sewage, delivered to the plant in a 72-inch sewer, enters the p/ant through a sluice gate which is used to control the flow during emergencies. It passes a mechanically-cleaned bar screen with two-inch spacing which removes rags and large solids. Metal is removed from the screen and the rags and other material are ground up and returned to the flow. After chlorination, the solids are reduced to uniform size by four comminutors which cut solids and screen sewage through a three- eighth inch opening. Inorganic material is removed by grit removers composed of two channels 10 feet wide and 40 feet long and one channel 20 feet by 40 feet. Grit is disposed of as filling material. Liquid Returned to Lake Organic material is removed in four clarifiers where scum and sludge are pumped to the digesters for treatment. The clarified liquid is again chlorinated and discharged into Lake Michigan through an effluent line 1,300 feet long 14 feet below the surface of the lake. The organic solids are sent to three digesters, each 50 feet square and 17J /2 feet deep, where they are reduced by biochemical action to more stable compounds and their objectionable and dangerous characteristics reduced. From these fixed-cover digesters, the sludge is transferred to a floating-cover digester 90 feet in diameter and 26V2 feet deep for more processing. After digestion the solids are dried in 14 glass covered 40- by-100-foot beds and then ground in a hammer mill to be used for soil improvement. The fertilizer is avail.ible to the public on a limited basis. Application is made Ihroush Larson. Playgrounds to Mdrk Safari Day Theme —AP Wlrephoto Empty coffee cups Jittered the table in this kitchen, where authorities said former Racine resident Earl Roethke, 31 was shot and killed early Friday. The kitchen is in the home of John Woolfe at British Hollow, Wis. A warrant was issued Saturday charging Woolfe, who is in custody, with first degree murder. NEA Elects Racine Teacher National Director for State David E. Schulz of 3134 Conrad Drive, vocal music instructor at McKinley Junior High School, has been elected to the board of directors of David Schulz the National Education Assn. He will be the representative of Wisconsin teachers on the governing board of the organization. His duties will include the promotion and interpretation of the NEA program and policies to teachers in Wisconsin and maintain cooperation with the state and local associations. The director also will interpret the actions of his state groups to the national organization. Schulz was elected for a three year term. Others attending the New York City convention of the NEA from Racine were Mary Anne Lochner, president of the Racine Education Assn.; Margaret McCabe, chairman of the REA Conference Committee; Clem Crowley, executive secretary of the REA, and Arline Crowley, delegate. Issue Warrant for Murder LANCASTER Grant County authorities Saturday issued a warrant charging John Woolfe, 37, Potosi, with first degree murder. Woolfe was charged in connection with the fatal shooting of former Racine resident Earl Roethke, 31, a grandson of the late governor Walter S. G o o d 1 a mi. Roethke is a resident of the British Hollow area near here. Roethke was shot to death early Friday morning but police have not yet issued any details surrounding the indicident. Authorities said an early arraignment is expected for Woolfe but set no specific date. This week is Safari Week on Racine's 22 playgrounds and youngsters will spend the week making wild animals and touring the Racine Zoo. The week precedes the city's annual Safari Day, to be held Sunday at Zoo Park. The youngsters will spend one morning or afternoon this week at the zoo, touring the exhibits, taking part in special 'games and having a lunch in the park. Children from the city's southside playgrounds will be transported to the zoo on buses provided by the Racine Zoological Society. During the week the children will be making wild animals of plaster-like material and the animals will be displayed at 6:30 Thursday evening at "Wild Animal Shows" on the playgrounds. Also during the week younger children will build their own zoos in the playground sandboxes. Other activities for the week will be in keeping with the Safari Week theme. Safari Week is a co-operative effort of the Racine Recreation Department, the Safari Day Committee of the Racine Zoological Society anct the Kiwanis Club of Greater Racine. The Recreation Department has announced new hours for Janes playground. Beginning July 26th playground will be open 9:30 to noon and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Beginning Aug. 9, Franklin, Winslow, Jeffersonv and Garfield playgrounds will make the same change. 2 Motorcyclists Suffer Injuries New Arrivals at Memorial Hospital It is estimated that one of every two South Americans lives in Brazil. _ % New Report Says Dope, Smut Not Big Factors in Sex Crimes NEWYORK — — A new Kinsey report says that narcotics and pornography have little to do with sex crimes. "The 'drug-crazed sex-fiend' or the 'sex-crazed drug addict' are figments of journalistic imagination," says the report based on interviews of prisoners by the late Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey and his associates. They also found that "rather large proportions of the men reported little or no sexual arousal from pornogra- Phy." Criminals respond more to the sight of a woman than to pornography, the report says. Series of Interviews The report, entitled "Sex Offenders," to be published July 28, is a statistical analysis of interviews with 1,356 white men imprisoned for sex crimes in California and Indiana. The interviews were conducted between 1941 and 1955 by Kinsey and others. Kinsey died in 1956. While drugs are a minor factor, the report says that alcohol is a piajor one. The authors found that 77 per cent of the men who threatened or used force on little girls were intoxicated, as were 54 per cent of the rapists of victims over 15. However, they found that drunkenness rarely does more than "release pre-existing desires." They suggest that society may ultimately "solve many by or of its sexual problems" confining sex law to: "1. Cases where force threat was employed. "2. Cases involving sexual activitiy between and adult and a child. "Public Nusiance" "3. Cases of sexual activity or solicitation so open as to constitute a public nuisance." "What two or more consenting adults do sexually in private should not be gover­ ned by statute law," they said. The authors found that sex murders of children are "extremely rare," that older women are more immune to rape, and that it is "quite uncommon" for a child molester to be a senile man. Little girls are more frequently harmed by adult friends and acquaintances than by "mythical strangers lurking in concealment," the report said. Burlington Memorial Hospital Mr. and Mrs. Roger King of Route 1, Box 104 Big Bend, a daughter, July 17. Mr. and Mrs. Hector Benevides of 100 W. Main St. Waterford, a daughter, July 17. New Books New books recently added to the Racine Public Library include: NON-FICTION "\yhere's the Rest of Me?" by Ronald Reagan; "The Wheels of Fashion," by Phyllis Lee Levin. FICTION "One by One," by Penelope Gilliatt; Two motorcycle riders were injured in accidents in Racine Saturday. Police said the injuries brought to eight the number of motorcycle riders injured' in Racine as a result of accidents in the past six days. One of the accidents resulted in a death at Ashland Ave. and 21st St. Thursday. Judith Burgess, 21, of Evanston, 111., was bruised on her head and right leg Saturday night when a motorcycle driven by Homer Schwartz, 23, also of Evanston, collided with an auto at English and N. Main Sts. Miss Burgess, a passenger on the cycle, was taken to St. Luke's Hospital for treatment. The driver of the car was Janet Carley, 24, of 2623 Cozy Acre Road. Duane E. Peterson, 22, of 2048 Carter St. was bruised on his right leg and knee Saturday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car at Marquette St. and Mound Ave. He was treated and released at St. Luke's Ho-spital. Driver of the car was Eriberto Malacara, 22, of 1608 Chatham St. In an automobile accident Saturday afternoon Charlene Woods, 31, of 1110 17th St. received back injuries when the car she was driving went out of conti-ol and struck a tree near 21st St. and Case Ave. She was admitted to St. Luke's Hospital where her condition Saturday night was reported as good. BENDTSEN'S BAKERY In Greater West Racine CLOSED FOR 2'WEEK VACATION Re-Opening August 2 New First National Money Order Saves Time — Saves Money! WINDOW ENVELOPE FOR MAILING INCLUDED PERSONAL MDNfY (JRDfW FIRST NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST COMPANY 79-12 °^ "^^'^^ No.^0g-Q0Q267 RACINE,WISCONSIN HAY ^ ^ .19. George Bryan Brummell, an Englishman known as Beau Brummell, set England's styles for men's clothes and manners for 21 years. 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