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RACINE SUNDAY BULLETIN Sunday, July 25, 1965 ttUettti Needs of Small Libraries Grow; Regional Concept Gains Foothold Of Wisconsin's 316 public libraries, only 83 serve cities of 4,000 or more population; only 17 serve cities of 30,000 or over. "The large number of small libraries sticks out like a sore thumb," said Forrest L. Mills, Racine City Librarian. But someday these small libraries will be: —^loaning out more books and materials than they own. —providing services for which they have no budget or equipment. —using the services and talents of trained library per sonnel who are not on their payrolls. Some already are, through a growing development in the free public library concept— the regional library system. Mills thinks these regional systems will develop "sort of inevitably, but at a different pace in different areas." And he's cautious in his opinion of what a regional system might mean for the Racine area. "There's been very little thought given to it by librarians in this area," he said. But already Wisconsin is divided into seven districts and inroads to a regional plan are being made throughout the state. "Pieces of a system," Mills calls them. The districts were not planned as the forerunners of a regional system, but Beryl E. Hoyt, Racine publications librarian and president of the Wisconsin Library Assn., said that such a system in Wisconsin would probably closely follow the present district patterns. Miss Hoyt Lake Geneva library and paid for under a standing agreement. In other parts of Wisconsin, Miss Hoyt pointed out, developments leading toward a regional system have been stronger. Since 1956 12 new library systems have been set up on an experimental basis and two development programs for existing systems have been established. The ultimate purpose of these activities, she said, is to contribute to the goal of a state-wide network of library service. Among tlie developments have been the establishment of four county library systems; establishment of a five-county library service center in the southwest corner of the state to centralize book ordering, cataloging and processing; establishment of a two-county • library system in Waushara and Green Lake counties, establishment of a 10-county area reference service witli tiie Wausau Public Library as the central library and the establishment of a regional library., system in Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas, Iron and Vilas Counties under which the Vaughn Public Library in Ashland extends its services to the five county region. Consolidation Move The consolidation of the Wisconsin Library Commis sion into the State Department of Public Instruction this week may give a boost to regional development. Miss Hoyt said. Pointing to the "permissive" nature of the bill which allows more co - operation among public, school and other libraries, Miss Hoyt said the new law "may mean that other types of libraries could be included in a regional system." "The expectation is that as public libraries move toward regional systems there will be more co-operation with these other libraries," she said. Under a regional library system the largest and best staffed library in the system becomes tlie central library. Benefits of the system fall to the smaller libraries which then have access to the collections of tiie large library. It is a sort of one-way street. Mills pointed out, and accounts for a certain amount of reluctance on the part of librarians of large libraries. Needed in Areas "The attitude of some large libraries is that they have enough trouble just serving their own people," Mills said. Mills sees an increase in regional co-operation, but no regional library system as such for Racine in the near future. "But." he added, "in some sections of the state a regional system is going to have to develop if there is going to be any kind of quality service at all." STARS & STRIPES Seven Libraries for Wisconsin? Racine County is a part of the Southeastern District, composed of Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, ,Waukesha and Washington counties. Mills is chairman of the district association, charged with organizing a steering committee for library planning in the district. Among the "pieces of a system" in the Southeastern District Mills listed three. 1. The Rac-Mil teletype hook-up between the Racine and Milwaukee libraries whereby reference works not available in Racine can be ordered for businessmen and graduate students from the Milwaukee library. 2. The contract use of the Racine library by residents of Racine County who live outside the City. The town and village of Rochester, which maintain their own small library, are the only two municipalities in the county which have no contract with the Racine library for services, Mills said. 3. A film arrangement with Lake Geneva whereby • seven films from the Racine collection are sent each month for circulation by the Kulcinski Airman David L. Kulcinski, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo P. Kulcinski of 1637 Wisconsin Ave., has been selected for technical training as a comm u n i cations- ^electronics specialist at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Airman K u 1- cinski, who has just completed basic military training, will be assigned to an Air Training Command school. The airman is a graduate of Washington Park High School. Army Pvt. Wayne O. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald 0. Miller, of 622 W. Main St., Waterford, completed a six- week lineman course at the Army Southeastern Signal School, Ft. Gordon, Ga., July 16. The soldier entered tlie Army in February and completed basic combat training at Ft. Knox, Ky. He attended Burlington High School. New Books New books recently added to the Racine Public Library include: NON-FICTION "Great Resorts of North America," by Andrew Hepburn; "Kings of the Diamond; the immortals in baseball's Hall of Fame," by Lee Allen; "The Ku Klux Klan in the Southwest," by Charles C. Alexander; "A Pictorial History of the Carousel," by Frederick Fried; "Detente, cold war strategies in transitio n." by Eleanor Lansing Dulles; "Collective Bargaining," by Neil W. Chamberlain; "Are You Misunderstood?," by Harlan Logan; "The Popular Poodle," by Clara Bowring; "The Wolverine State; Michigan, a history of the Wolverine State," by Willis Frederick Dunbar; "The Gifted Student," by WiUia^ Durr; Two Racine men completed four weeks of Air Force training at Lincoln AFB, Neb., under the Air Force ROTC program. The two are Tliomas G. Robey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert G. Robey of 1000 Fairway Drive, and James D. Talbott, son of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Talbott of 2715 Rosalind Ave. Robey, a graduate of Washington Park High School, attends the University of Wisconsin, Talbott, who graduated from an Aurora, 111., high school, attends Bradley University at Peoria, 111. Thomas Kosterman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert T. Kosterman, 1223 West Lawn Ave., was promoted to private first class in Japan where he is serving with the Army. He is an IBM machine operator in the 1st Data Processing Unit at Camp Zama. He entered the Army in October, 1964. He was last assigned at FL Hood, Texas. Kosterman is a 1959 graduate of St. Catiierine's Higli School. - Jourii;iI-l iincj: iMioto SOAKING UP THE SUN — Even people who came no closer to Lake Michigan than the edge of tlie picnic area at North Beach found the lakefront location the ideal place to be Saturday as Racine blistered under a summer sun which sent (he temperature to a high of 88. Coolef4 ^weather is due today. Vi^ Eyes Future of Countryside "What's the Future for the Country Town and the Countryside," a 46-page booklet compiled by G. B. Gunlogson, retired Racine agricultural engineer, also was the background for a paper he presented this month at the 44th annual conference of the American Countrylife Assn. in Lincoln, Neb. A better future for the countryside can be invented, Gunlogson contends, pointing out "the countryside needs a new look at itself." Among suggestions to overcome the downward trend, was bringing the image up-to-date through a countryside - oriented mass media program. Other ideas he presents for revitalizing, America's rural areas include: Formation of a national association —"a sort of federation of the local organizations or groups who are wrestling with these problems every day" to serve as a clearing house for ideas and information; to help motivate and assist in a plan of action for community self help and to stimulate innovation and inventiveness; to explore ways and means for improving farm incomes; to help harmonize farming, industry, commercial and civic interests; to improve the public image of the country town and the country community as a desirable location for industry, as a friendly place to live and a sound place for capital. The booklet written by Gunlogson is the result of a study he undertook as a business project into the symptoms and underlying causes of the decline of the countryside. Census and other statistics were supplemented by correspondence and interviews with various departments in colleges, governmental agencies and others. "Having been rooted in the countryside much of my life, and having been a farmer for many years, I felt the need of more first-hand information and a more intimate feel of the situation. I wanted to understand the thinking of country people. So about six years ago I began to visit country towns. Since then I have been in more than 500 such places and talked with literally thousands of farm and small town people," he said. His booklet was published in 1963 by the North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, Fargo, N.D. Now retired Gunlogson, long associated with Racine conservation interests, is a consultant with a Racine advertising agency, Geyer, Morey, Ballard, Inc., Western Division. His proposal for a national organization to serve interests of rural areas was the subject of a current article in a Nebraska Farmer magazine. TRAFFIC TOLL 505 iBy the Assoflalcd Prrss) The death of a Marquette County woman has brought Wisconsin's 1965 highway toll to 505, compared with 573 on this date a year ago. Mrs. Florence Bursacl<, 62, was injured fatally in a two- car collision north of Madison. INTELLIGENCE SCHOOL GRABS — Five Racine men were graduated Saturday from the 5th Army Area Intelligence School at Ft. Sheridan, 111. With the graduates is Col. Benjamin C. Chapla, Ft. Sheridan commander, left. The Racine graduates are from left, Lt. Col, George Kopecky, Lt. Col. Stanley L. Kordus, Lt. Col. Charles T. Floyd, Maj. Eugene Eberhardt and Col. James W. Christensen. It's 'Surprise Week' at City's Playgrounds Can the Martians with their squadrons of flying saucers repel an attack by earth- people carrying space guns and accompanied by a robot? The attack is being planned for Thursday night. The earthmen will group their forces at the Wadewitz playground and the Martians will be readying their defense at the Albert-State playground during the Recreation Department's Surprise Week activities. Surprise Week, attempted for the first time this year, was designed as an opportunity for children and leaders at each playground to organize their own programs ii? line with interests of the youngsters who attend. While the Earth-Mars battle looms, other playgrounds plan programs centered around foreign customs, beatnik themes, parodies of television monster shows, Christmas and Halloween in July parties, pet shows, backward ' nights, wiener roasts and luaus, hobo parties and hobbies. Also scheduled for this week is the Playground Slow- pitch Softball Tournament for boys. The northside teams will, play at Lakeview and the southside at Knapp. At St. Luke's Mr. and Mrs. Donald Friemann, 1754 Grange Ave., a son, July 24. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnson, Kenosha, a son, July 24. At St.~Mary's Mr. and Mrs. Gustavo Lamelas, 3903 Erie St., a son, July 24. At Memorial Hospital Mr. and Mrs, Adam Rome of 116 Schemmer St., Burlington, a daughter, July 22. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Giller of Route 1, Box 521, Burlington, a daughter, July 22. Mr. and Mrs. John Ramon of Route 1, Box 202, Union Grove, a daughter, July 23. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kaskowski of Route 5, Box 457, Burlington, a daughter, July 24. City Briefs FIVE RACINE area students have been named on the dean's list for the second semester at La Crosse State jUniversity, They are Sally Belasic, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony F. Belasic, 4747 Charles St.; Daniel Amundsen, son of Mrs. Harriet Amundsen, 810 West Lawn St.; Thomas Beattie, a June graduate, 2008 Case Ave.; Curt Lingsweiler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lingsweiler, 3100 Storybook Drive, and Gayl Gutknecht, daughter of Mrs. Glenn Gutknecht, 4505 Highway H, Franksville. Nation Tops Goal for Summer Jobs MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — iJP) — Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey reported Saturday that the administration's campaign to find summer jobs for young people 16 to 21 has gone over the goal of 750,000. Humphrey said Labor and Commerce Department figures put the number of summertime jobs at 763,347 and the total is expected to pass 800,000. The original goal was set at 500,000 when the program was launched May 16 and the new one was set a month later when it was obvious the original figure would be surpassed. 4 Persons Hurt in 4-Car Crash BURLINGTON — Four per-, sons were injured in an acv cident involving four auto -v mobiles, one of which crashed'' into the side of a building on ,j I Highway 36 on Burlington's' north side, late Saturday afternoon. Taken to Buriington Me-: morial Hospital by the Burlington Rescue Squad were Charies Grabbert, 73, of Heb-. ron, 111., driver of one of the' autos, George Coulman, 57, of Hebron, a passenger, James. Shock, 56, of Chicago, driver of another of the cars, and his wife, Sarah, 54. Only Mrs. Shock was admitted to the hospital. According to police she had a back injury and is in good condition. The others were treated for numerous abrasions and released. Driver of another of the autos, Mrs. Lissa Ruzicka, 28, of Burlington was not injured. The fourth car was parked and unoccupied. Police said the Ruzicka car was stopped in the left lane of traffic waiting to make a left turn. The automobile driven by Grabbert attempted to pass on the right, clipped the rear bumper and crashed into the rear of the car driven by Shock. The Grabbert vehicle then crossed the highway and crashed into the Lik-Nu Auto Shop, 856 Milwaukee Ave. The Shock vehicle I jumped the curb and ran several hundred feet into an open field. When the Grabbert auto hit the auto shop a portion of one wall collapsed and fell onto a car parked along side the building. Police estimated \ damage to the building at $1,000. Today! 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