The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin on July 18, 1965 · Page 9
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The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 9

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Sunday, July 18, 1965
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It's itSth Anniversary Progress Is Keynote oh Coast Guard Birthday WASHINGTON—The United States Goast Guard is well oh its way towards a completely modernized establishment by the mid-1970s, Admiral E. J. Roland, commandant, announced in observing the 175th birthday of his service. ^BoldnessI and imagination spark the Coast Guard's far- rqaching plan to streamline this historic service which has behind it a century and tlflree quarters of service as an armed force and chief U.S. maritime safety agency. Objective of Coast Guard planners is to provide the nation with a service which will be fully responsive to the increasingly complex needs of our times, Roland said. Modernization of the Coast Guard's surface fleet is moving ahead at a brisk tempo. Goal over the next decade is the construction of 36 high endurance cutters, 378 feet in length. They will be the Coast Guard's largest and most versatile ships. Two are being built and the first, the Hamilton, is scheduled for delivery in September, 1966. Two others are expected to join the fleet in 1968. Signifcant Advance Most striking advance in fleet modernization has been in the medium endurance, 210 foot cutter class. Three of the new vessels, Diligence, . Reliance, and Vigilant, are already in operation, and a fourth. Active, will join the fleet in the fall of 1965, It is anticipated that a total of 29 will enter the fleet in the next ten years. Designed to carry the amphibious HH52A helicopter, they will add new scope and efficiency to Coast Guard operations. Two of the cutters took part in the successful retrieval of the project Gemini 3 space capsule and its astronauts after their return to earth near Grand Turk Island, Bahamas.'' The Coast Guard's air arm is being strengthened by the acquisition of addit i o n a 1 HH52A helicopters, Roland nid. Currently, the Coast Guard is investigating the possibility of using a twin turbine helicopter for longer range missions requiring greater carrying capacity. Also under consideration is the use of V-STOL (Vertical- Short Take Off and Landing) aircraft. Shore Establishment Coming in for its share of scrutiny is the shore establishment. Special effort will be made in years ahead to provide additional housing for personnel. In recent months, steps have been taken to consolidate most of the Coast Guard's New York City facilities on Governor's Island (formerly U.S. Army Fort Jay). As part of its stepped up marine research program, the Coast Guard is equipping its ocean station vessels in the Atlantic and Pacific with the most modern instrumentation. The new equipment will enable the vessels to carry on continuous observations. To date, about 60 per cent of the weather ships have been fitted out with the new instrumentation, and the program is scheduled for completion by 1967. The Coast • Guard cutter Northwind will conduct oceanographic studies in the remote Barents and Kara Seas north of Norway and the Soviet Union this summer. This year's International Ice Patrol, a Coast Guard responsibility since 1915, will make important new contributions to our knowledge of northern waters. Although the patrol's primary mission is to protect shipping in the North Atlantic against floating icebergs and other hazards, it is also carrying out major marine research. In 1965, Coast Guard scientists will conduct marine studies from Greeland to Iceland, and from Iceland to the Orkney Islands. They-will study the interchange between the Norwegian Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the Denmark Strait. During the post-season cruise of the oceanographic ship, Evergreen, an effort will be made to determine the origin of the Labrador Current which carries icebergs calved off Greenland into North Atlantic shipping lanes. Cuban Patrol Since 1958, when the patrol was established shortly after the Castro takeover in Cuba, it has kept a watchful eye on the^ situation in this troubled part of the world. Ships and aircraft of the Patrol scour the waters of the Straits of Florida on the alert for refugees and for possible sneak attacks by anti-Castro elements on Cuba. Modern search and rescue is a complex function, involving the closest co-operation between Coast Guard air, sea and shore units. Most current means for attaining this co-ordination is the Automated Merchant Vessel Reporting program (AMVER) established in 1958. Nerve center for AMVER is the Coast Guard's Rescue Coordination Center in New York City. The program has proved so successful that it will soon be extended to the Pacific. Under AMVER procedure, vessels voluntarily report their positions periodically to the Coast Guard at New York. These data are processed by an electronic computer and provide the most current information for Coast Guard rescue co-ordination centers. Offering great promise in search and rescue is the new datum marker buoy. This is a device similar in size to a droppable sonarbuoy. It carries a small, battery powered radio transmitter incorporated in a bomblike container. It can be dropped from aircraft at a height of 1,000 feet. On entering the water, the buoy floats and transmits a signal on UHF. This makes it possible for search and rescue aircraft to home in on it, using UHF direction finders. Enforce Treaties Enforcement of international treaties to preserve valuable marine resources in North American waters is a traditional Coast Guard function. Due largely to Coast Guard efforts, the valuable seal herd on the far off Pribi- loff Islands off Alaska is thriving once again. These animals were on the verge of extinction at the turn of the century by Americans and foreign hunters. The same experience holds true for valuable species of fish. In May, 1965, three Coast The 296-foot U.S. Coast^Guard icebreaker Northwind, based at Seattle, Is making a historic contribution to the National Oceanographic program this summer, conducting oceanographic studies in the Barents and Kara Seas north of Norway and the Soviet Union. Guard officers boarded the Soviet tug Stremitelnity at Halifax to undertake a first hand observation of Soviet law enforcement techniques in the Grand. Banks area. Later in the month, three Russian officers boarded the Coast Guard cuttfer Acushnet for a similar period of observation. Following the observation, they were taken on a tour of the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries and of Coast Guard law enforcement units in the vicinity of Boston. These activities were conducted pursuant to the International Convention for Northwest Atlantic Fisheries (ICNAF). As an important byproduct of the atomic age, the Coast Guard may be expected to play a growing part in setting up safety standards for transporting radioactive materials, disposing of radioactive wastes, and related matters. Safety Role Shipment of industrial chemicals by water has risen sharply in recent years, cre­ ating new hazards for operating personnel and for communities along routes of shipment. To prevent catastro- phies, the Coast Guard maintains a nucleus of technically trained personnel who are constantly in touch with the situation. Water pollution is another area in which Coast Guard activity is likely to grow in coming years. As a remedial measure the Coast Guard is planning to install shipboard disposal systems on its entire fleet. Maintenance of a network of more than 42,000 navigation aids of all types poses an urgent problem for the Coast Guard's limited personnel. To help simplify the maintenance problem, the Coast Guard is experimenting with the adaptation of atomic energy to some of its aids. Most notables are the atomic buoy in Baltimore Harbor and the atom-powered lighthouse in Chesapeake Bay, Md. CLOTH SHARE 17 YARDS Per capita cloth consumption by India's population of 475 million is 17.5 yards a year. Only 10 per cent is made from man-made fibers. Brazil produces one-half of the world's coffee. Sunday, July Id, IVbS RACINE SUNDAY BULUilN 9A OAS Mission Reports Dominican Progress WASHINGTON — (JP) — A three-nation mission seeking to restore peace in the Dominican Republic Saturday reported "encouraging progress" but said many problems still remain unsolved. Representatives of the three countries — Brazil, El Salvador and the United States — spoke briefly to newsmen before reporting to a closed session of a special inter-American conference of the Organization of American States. The three declined to go into details about remaining problems but it is understood the big issue remaining is how to control the military forces of the country who have taken sides between the two major contending forces in the nation. The peace mission has announced selection and agreement on a president and vice president of a provisional government and is leaving selection of a cabinet to Dominican leaders. Ihnar Penna Marinho, Brazil's OAS ambassador and one of the three peace team negotiators, said "I am optimistic. We have made very considerable progress but of course we have many questions pending solution." Salvador 's OAS ambassador Ramon Clairmont Duenas and Ellsworth Bunker, OAS ambassador of the U.S., agreed. Bunker added, however: "We are unable to report in detail at this time because negotiations are still in progress, and of course one cannot carry on delicate negotiations of this kind in public," Bob Kennedy Asks Gl Bill Expansion WASHINGTON — i/P) — Sens. Robert F. Kennedy of New York and Ralph W. Yarborough of Texas have called for passage of a cold war GI bills of rights. The measure, opposed by the administration, would provide educational assistance allowances and loan aids to post-Korean conflict veterans. Republicans, led by Sen. Leverett Saltonstall of Massachusetts, plan to offer a substitute which would restrict the benefits to veterans who serve in areas of hostilities. Senate action on the bill is expected Monday. HEARING AIDS for NERVE DEAFNESS • Smart HEARING GLASSES • AII-ln-The-Ear ModeU • Behind th< Ear • Super Power Aids World's largest exclusiyt mar)ufacturer of Hearing Aids and Hearing Test' ing Equipment We Chose Not to Renew! Lost Our Lease Sale FINAL REDUCTIONS on Everything in our Store! We chose to move to a different location that offers our customers more parking and easier sliopping. We decided to Sell Out Rather Than SWITCH OUR STOCK. V2 off and more on everything! Comi In For FREE Htaring Test or Call For Homo Appointmenf Racine Surgical Supports and Appliances I Ask Your Doctor About Us! 422 Moir. St. 637-5511 DRAPERIES Antique Satin Was New Price SWx36 pr 4.99 2.50 pr. SWx45 6.49 3.25 pr. SWx63 7.49 3.75 pr. SWx84 8.99 4.50 pr. SWx90 8.99 4.50 pr. lV4Wx36 9.99 5.00 iir. IV2WX45 11.99 6.00 pr. lViWx63, 13.99 7.00, pr. liiWx72 14.99 7.50 pr. 1 '/j Wx84 15.99 8.00 pr. 2Wx45 13.99 6.50 pr. 2 % Wx84 26.99 13.50 pr. 2',iWx63 23.99 12^00 pr Valance 3.98 2.00 ea. Double Life Dacron Curtains 1 V,Wx81 .... $10.95 fH 5.00 2Wx81 $15.'95 n 8.00 3Wx8l $22.95 SI 1.00 Dacron Priscilla Curtains SWx90 ..$6.98 $ 3.50 2Wx90 $15.95 S ».00 TWx90 $21.95 810.00 DECORATOR and FLOOR PILLOWS Decorator Pillows $2.98 SI.50 Decorator Pillows $3.98 $2.00 Decorator Pillows $5.98 $3.00 Decorator Pillows $6.98 83.50 Decorator Pillows $7.98 84.00 Rumed Polish Cotton Pillows $1.98 81.00 Velvet Pillows $2.59 81.30 Bed Rests $6.98 83.50 KJRSCH Accessories and hardware: hooks, pleated tape, cafe rings and many others price ZIPPERS For slipcovers, upholstery, pillow cases, bench pads, etc. From 18" to 42" long. i price FIELDCREST Bath room, cafe curtain and valance sets, tailored window curtains, some matching shower curtains. ea. ODDS & ENDS Assorted draperies, curtains, tier curtains for bath, bedroom and kitchen YOUR CHOICE Fixtures For Sale 30"x60" Chrome Tables .$45.00 8 1 0.00 30"x60" Grand Rapids Counters .... $225.00 $50.00 36"x72'' Grand Rapids Counters .... $245.00 8 55.00 24"x84" Glass Show Cases .... $195.00 $50.00 National Cash Register, 4 drawer .. . $2500 $600 Upholstered Chrome Chairs $35.00 $ 7.00 1-Ton Dt)l. Door Art Metal Safe (Burglar Proof Bomb) $3000 $300 Display Window Racks $15.00 $ 3.00 Adjustable Stockroom Shelves sec. $7.00 sec. $2.00 (36"Wx84"Hx30"D — Sections) 14 ft. Counters and Tables $105.00 $35.00 Singer and Union Special Sewing Machine ... $385.00 8 80.00 Columbia Blindstitches .. $495.00 $130.00 Lewis Blindstitches .. $495.00 $130.00 Metropolitan Ruffling Machines .... $495.00 $90.00 Wood Desk Set with Chair . ,$99.00 $35.00 1960 Volkswagen Van $2400 $350 f many other items on sale not listed in this ad! christensen's draperies & interiors 619 Main Street just south of the Post Office

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