The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin on January 14, 1962 · Page 12
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The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 12

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Sunday, January 14, 1962
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The Great Shelter Skin Game: Confusion, Fraud Are Behind It By Ward Cannel NEW YORK—(NEA)—The last divot is planted. The final payment is made. And as the suburban sun sets, the proud family steps in to inspect their just-finished S3,000 fallout shelter—only to find, a nationwide roundup reveals: Two feet of water on the floor because the plans didn't call for over-ail waterproof- inR. Or a rainstorm from the ceiling because too-tight waterproofing doesn't Jet body moisture evaporate. Or, worse, imminent death from asphyxiation because the ventilation isn't adequate for five people. Cinder Block It's nothing new, of course, except for the name. This is the thermonuclear age version of the old survival skin Rame. It's done with cinder block and chemical toilet today instead of wolfsbane and rabbit's foot. And it's going on, observers say, because of the confusion, unknowables and outright frauds that face a family which finally decides it should have a shelter. In New York, for example, early fallout from shelter smog has touched the State Assembly where Speaker Joseph Carlino has been accused of—and is presently denying to the Ethics Committee of the legislature — conflict of interest in helping shepherd a $100 million aid-to-shelter bill while he was on the board of directors of a shelter- building firm. Another Suit Across the river, another shelter builder is being sued by angry New Jersey citizens who gave him $50,000 in deposits and got only potholes for their money. In the Middle West, a family has started a suit against their shelter Fallout information has been printed in abundance, but it Is another story to build a shelter. builder following a five-day;project in fear that subscrib- shelter-living experiment incTS might be bilked by which they were overcome by j unscruplous hawkers the fumes from their chemical; fi^ronging to this new bo- toilet. And so on. „gnza. Alarmed by the siluatir.n,, Guarantee the Belter Business- Burvuii and the Federal Trade Com- ^^}^^ 'T-^T """'^ '?J ''I mission have issued warnings builder is without and specifications for homo- owners to study before guaranteed, effective specifications for his plans. How deep should he dig, now that bomb capability may be moving toward 100 megatons? How long should he] plan for shelter dwelling if the big bomb can do its worst damage by causing more fire than fallout? Is he really building a shelter or a crematorium? Should he put in a septic tank sewage disposal system and an oxygen supply system? Questions like these are still unanswered, according to Consumer Reports, a magazine published by a nonprofit product testing organization. Many Variables ^ With so many variables — weather, season, bomb size, height of blast, etc.—not even the just-published Defense Department handbook, "Fallout Protection," can provide answers for all possibilities. In addition, says the American Home magazine after a survey of the field, none of the basic shelter designs, both Civil Defense and commercial, has ever been thoroughly and scientifically checked under real-life conditions. But perhaps no really real _ , w i • • • test is possible. iCroshes; No Injuries Freeman Speech Slated for Frisco SAN FRANCISCO — (y?>)The first jmajor address by Sec. of Agriculture Orville Freeman since President Kennedy announced he is presenting a new farm program to Congress will be made here Tuesday. Ffeeman will speak at a luncheon of the National Council of Farmer Co-operatives. Five hundred delegates from all parts of the United States will open a four-day convention Sunday of the farmer-owned and operated co-operatives. John P. Duncan Jr., Assistant Sec. of Agriculture, will discuss "Common Market Developments and U.S. Farm Exports" Monday. Communist Leader Quits Post in Quebec MONTREAL —iJP)— Camille Dionne^ leader of Quebec's Communist Party since 1956, has quit the post "due to a number of pressures and reasons," Carl Rush the party's provincial secretary said. Rush said the pressures were "not political," but declined to elaborate. He said RACINE SUNDAY BULLETIN Jan. 14, 1962 Sec. I, Page 12 House Dernocratic Group Claims Steering Committee Has Go-ahead WASHINGTON — iff) Members of a House Democratic liberal group say they expect to get what they wanted all along: a steering coin- mittee to "advise and eon- suit" on party legislative plans. And they say they have reached a private understanding with new speaker John W. McCormack of Masschu- setts to get the machinery moving in a week or 10 days. Publicly, at his first news conference as speaker, McCormack was only lukewarm to the idea. "No Objection" "I would have no objection if the Democratic caucus decides to do it," he said, but added he would take no active part himself in setting up such a steering committee. McCormack previously had said "a policy committee is out," But Rep. Chet Holifield, D- Calif.-, a leading proponent of the steering committee, said McCormack's leadership on legislative business. —Derive its ppw6r from the action of the' party caucus. They sdd McCormack in private meetings has agreed to this format ^nd they doubt it will be necessary to bring the matter befoi'e the caucus by petition. But they said they have the required 50 signatures if needed. Quote Reuss Another committee backer, Rep. Henry Reuss, D-Wis., said he expected • the steering commtitee would be "effective and fruitful." Holifield d e s cr i b e d the House Rules Committee as "a Q supercommittee passing on the merits of legislation reported favorably by other committees" having jurlsdic- tioh. He conceded his opinion is not shared by everyone, but said "No intervening committee (such as the Rules Committee) has a moral right to withhold a bill reported favorably by a legislative committee of jurisdiction." However, Holifield said that argument has nothing to do with the kind of steering committee the group wants. "I'm satisfied with the Rules Committee as it is now set up," he said. Sukarno May Be Shunning Deadline on W. New Guinea be handled by a committee until the national party can study the question of a possible successor to Dionne. U. N. Katanga Plane spending money on fallout shelters. But in the confusion, directives appear to be impotent. India's Elections Will Begin on Feb. 2 NEW DELHI— third general elections will I begin Feb, 2 and end in most One national picture maga-,^''^^s by Feb. 25, the election zine, offering reprints of do- 1 Commission announced Sat- it-yourself .survival buildingi^irday. plans for 25 cents, returnedj About 210 million persons the 80-odd thousand quarters are eligible to vote for mem- India'siParliameipt and state assemblies. Only Prime Minister Nehru's Congress Party is running enough candidates to win control of Parliament and most assemblies. Other par-jlO Indian troops, escaped unties seek only to become the Freeman Eyes Rigid Control Plan for Milk WASHINGTON — (^) — A rigid control program for milk production that would keep out new-comers unless they bought rights of an existing milk producer was being studied Saturday by Sec. of Agriculture Orville L^ Freeman. The plan was outlined by a National Dairy Advisory Committee appointed by Freeman to advise tlie administration what to do about overproduction of milk and rising costs of federal dairy supports, Ihc committee said it wanted the present non-control program continued with no reductions in milk support Jll H f 'S. $600 Million 1 rcoman has said retention fif the present program might send Icdcral costs soaring ulidvi' $f)00 million a year, or IVJIK ; Uiun double ktst year. ; '1 h'- .sei rc'tary has iaid dairymen face two ultcrna- fives—a reduction in supports to help cut ^iovernmf.'nl costs or the establishment of con- irols to hall production of the I i),slly surpluses. 'Ihc (ommittoc said that uhile it preferred the present ;<rof4ra;7), it would want the ;:o\ernment to ;.;ive dairymen a I bance !o vole on controls tjclmi- s,)j)port rates were ier)ij( I 'd, I he commiltee said thai .should a (ontn;! jjlan be suh- ejiit'd lo d.iuynien, only ()ro ci ji 1-1 s V. Iio niilk lasi y.'it should have s;iles i|iiolas .Sales Shares '1 ' '• CI nnicn! would be a-r.cii ID iiiiv up sales s)i,ire.s '.! !.iiii:iis yiimy (HJ! of Uie ... !)UMlii--.-, lo ))elp bnn;; .1 P.ii.iri' I (jetwcf-n pi o- 'i ! .on atid demands. The o.'ii . .'v a'.' a newc omer could ! .,Mo dairviii;; would be lo .. Ill'- (juota of anijiher d.i.r;. Quotas would i)e assi};ned o;iiy KJ dairymen who pro- 'i !' ed milk in 1961. 'I heir s.nis that year would be the basis on which future quotas would be fixed. Under this plan, milk sold in excess of a dairyman'si quota—or by a farmer who: had no quota of his own— would be subject to a heavy government tax. A quota program would require congressional action and approval by at least two thirds of the dairymen voting in a r^erendum. I sent in, and abandoned theibers of the lower house of'leading opposition group. the provincial leadership will I the group never sought power to dictate policy to the House's new Democratic leaders, or supplant the powerful and often conservative Rules Committee which governs the flow of legislation to the House floor. He made a sharp distinction between a "steering committee" and a "policy committee." "Democratically Elected" Other sources said that what the liberal group wanted all along was a committee that would: —Be democratically elected by the caucus with representatives of each geographical region. —Have a function of advising and consulting with ELISABETHVILLE, Katanga—(^)—U. N. Command headquarters here reported Saturday a U.N. C46 crashed 45 miles from the western Katanga airbase of Kamina. A spokesman said the crew and 17 passengers, including hurt and returned to Kamina by helicopter. BOGOR, Indonesia — iJP) — President Sukarno appeared Saturday to have called off his 10-day time limit for a diplomatic solution of his angry dispute with the Du^ch over West New Guinea. Foreign diplomats were expressing guarded optimism. Sukarno met at his summer palace here with members of the National Security Council. Later one of his top military advisers, Brig. Gen. Acmad ELECT GREEK PRIMATE ATHENS, Greece — (i?)— Bishop lakovos was elected archbishop of Athens and primate of all Greece. He succeeds the late Archbishop Theoclitos, who died Monday, as head of the Greek Orthodox Church. Jani, talked with reporters. Jani heads the West New Guinea operational command that would direct any invasion of Dutch West New Guinea. Jani was asked about Su­ karno's statement Jan. 9 that he would make a decision on Indonesia's next move at the end of a 7 or 10-day period. Did this mean military action was the next move? "Such a possibility does not depend on a 10-day limit," Jani replied. "Military action can take place on any day. "It now depends on the outside world whether or not a peaceful settlement of the West Irian (West New Guinea) dispute can be achieved." Jani's statement was interpreted as suggesting that Su­ karno will not be tied by his limit in making his decision. Shop Today — South Side Store Spectacular Savings! LATHROP'S MAMMOTH '500,000 Brighter Color PLUS Black and White 2 Sets- Ijl 1 SAllS TAX COMING SOON! SAIE STOCK com FAST! BUY G-E NOW! YOU DON'T NEED CASH! Save Now . . . Pay Later ... No Payments Until March! Choose Any Appliance You Need - All Floor Stock Sale Priced! NORMAL FREE INSTALLATION AND WARRANTIES SAME AS REGULAR PRICED MERCHANDISE Backed by 14-iyian Service Dept. HARDWARE - FURNITURE - APPLIANCES South Side lATHROP A| 20th North Side 3801 DOUGLAS SALE AT BOTH STORES South Side Store Open Today Both Stores Open Nights (Except Sat. Night)

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