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Women's 6B, 7B Weather 10B Beeney 10B Complete Local News TO ROCHESTER, N. Y.( FRIDAY. NOV. 13. 1964 ues County City O in uarre ver Tax Sales Sh PP f I By MITCHELL KAIDY The city of Rochester obtained court orders yesterday directing Monroe County to show why the quarterly sales tax receipts should not be distributed according to the 1960 census. Earlier City Manager Porter W. Homer refused to accept two checks totalling over $3 million as the city'tf share of third quarter tax D&C Photo by Joe Watson Have You Looked at a Calendar Lately? meeting yesterday in farmyard. Turkey population here has been reduced by competitive economy. Group of turkeys at Kehrig poultry farm, 754 Webster Rd., Webster, discusses impending holiday at D&C Photos by Jim Osbornt will, below, board chairman of Xerox, waits to get entourage back on schedule. Stevenson was here for lab opening. The show cause order, issued by Justice Jacob Ark, is returnable Tuesday, Nov. 24, in Special Term of State Supreme Court. The city maintained that use of the special census figures of last April was illegal under state law. It said this deprived the city of $286,-339.37 due if the decennial census figures had been followed. Census 'Unauthorized' Farms Chicken Out on Turkeys lllili! r rrl7r ADLAI IN ACTION U.N. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson fields questions from newsmen, above, as host Sol Lino- Adlai Sees U.N. 'No to Red China In a petition to the court, Homer said the special census was "not only unauthorized by the city, but distribution of the sales tax according to its population figures is illegal." City Hall previously had protested the city was net By BEN TEPLITZ Monroe County's turkeys are getting fatter and fewer. Tom's extinction here is hastened by the crucible of competition, rather than the chopping block. Surprisingly, torn turkeys here after World War II were virtually uncountable. But today the Monroe County flock is estimated at somewhat under 5,000, supplying barely one per cent of local Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts. Although dwindling, the Monroe County torn is very much a prime bird, with appeal to the epicure and a t price to match. He's pampered and lazy. His feet never touch ground. T rnh-tA in vnicaA rrr fni civ mnnthc Kofnro Vic Webster, said three neighboring competitors gave up the business in the past few years. Kehrig, who expects to sell 1,400 turkeys for the coming holidays, said, "Every year the breed of bird improves, but the price stays unchanged. The housewife gets more meat and less bone on the table, but the farmer gets less money in his pocket. Competition is really rough and without connoisseurs willing to buy high-grade turkeys right at the farm we'd all be out .of business. Wholesaling turkeys is just impossible at today's offered price." - There reportedly are only five turkey growers of size in the county. Fifteen years ago there "easily were 40 farmers and each probably had more birds than the largest grower today," according to Kirkwood Personius of the Monroe County Extension Service. "New York State was once big in turkey production," Personius said, "giving Monroe County significance, too. But the turkey empires of today are large western ranches instead of small eastern farms. With wholesale turkey prices basically unchanged for six or seven years, laiRe-scale ranching is the only way to overcome thin profits. "It's very likely that a new turkey farm in Monroe County won't be established in the next 10 years. It's still more likely that in the same decade 100 per cent of all holiday turkeys eaten here will be raised elsewhere." consulted when the Board of Supervisors ordered and paid for the special census. The city, which has won i Aii.nrii in rx ni.ii iuuii i ii oia iiiuiiliiii ul.i.ui i. uiu "v" cases in the past on the grounds that certain laws ap plied only to Monroe County date with an ax, he gets no exercise beyond pecking at 100 pounds of enriched feed. That develops his heft, tenderness and taste. Dressed by hand, he'll cost 63 cents a pound for the holiday traditionalist, who insists on fresh-killed fowl and is willing to scour the countryside to find it. Most Rochesterians will settle for the 37-cents-a- vrii v A Vi tA ion4 rn n nmrfAm yl oin amJ Vi ara in and therefore were discnm inatory, declared that a sec tion of the unconsolidated laws of New York State re lating to sales taxes is "un constitutional on the grounds that it is a special law deal supermarkets. It's that 70 per cent difference between local farm and supermarket prices that heralds the demise of Monroe County turkey growing. Henry Kehrig, turkey farmer at 754 Webster Road, ing solely with the city of Rochester and the area of Monroe County outside of the city." This, the petition asserted, is contrary to Article IX, Section 11, of the State Constitution. By PAT ZISKA Red China won't get into the United Nations this year, Ambassador Adlai E. Stevenson predicted here yesterday. The highest U.S. representative to the world body also expressed hope that there would be no confrontation between Moscow and Washington over the thorny problem of overdue U.N. assessments for peace-keeping missions which Russia now refuses to pay. He described the dispute as "perhaps the greatest problem the U.N. ever faced." Here for Xerox Dedication Stevenson, former Illinois governor and twice Democratic candidate for the presidency, was in Rochester to speak at a dinner in the Sheraton Hotel cuminating two days of ceremonies marking the dedication of Xerox Corp.'s new $7 million research and engineering center in Webster. At a press conference at Rochester-Monroe County Airport, the ambassador also laid to rest speculation that the recent victory of the labor party in Britain would mean "a harder push" by that country to admit Communist China to the U.N. Stevenson said he expected Britain to continue advocating seating the Peking government, but didn't expect the British delegation to be any more active in that area than in past years. Elaborates on Statements He said the Chinese situation would remain unchanged and Nationalist China would continue to hold its seat this year. The General Assembly opens next month. For the first time, he also elaborated on statements attributed to him and to President Johnson that the deadlock over financing U.N. peacekeeping activities could be resolved in "any number of possible ways consistent with the U.N. charter." He suggested that perhaps the Soviet refusal to pay $52.6 million it owes for the Congo and Middle East U.N. operations could be solved by setting up a voluntary payment system. "It is perhaps the greatest problem the U.N. ever had. We can only hope and pray that the Russians and others (Ukraine and Byelorussia) will conclude it would be better to make some payment rather than avoid confrontation. Then we could sit down and negotiate." Stevenson, considered one of the most articulate and witty liberal leaders in the country, didn't disapopint the crowd waiting to greet him at the airport. Feigning surprise at the gathering, he Continued on Page 2B 'No Scrooge Says Creditor Santa Dunned On Toy Bill Worried by Christmas bills': As the Yule season nears, debts even. overshadow Kris Kringle's alma mater. Santa Claus School, Inc., of Albion, defaulted yesterday in answering an $892.05 judgment for Christmas toys. In an affidavit that accompanied the request for a show case order, Homer asserted than any distribution of taxes on the April, 1964, basis would cause "irreparable injury." If the city wins its case, the towns, which received more money than in the past, would have to turn back the overpayment, he said. 'Difficult Task' "This is a very difficult budgetary task, and fraught with difficult governmental consequences." The city later added it would be willing to stipulate in court, pending the outcome of litigaiton, that Monroe County should distrbiute to government units other that the city the tax receipts, according to the 1960 census Continued on Page'2B According to papers fued papers IMiM""""' mrir- i n hi l fj v- ""I""" ; L 'f t r frr ' : treasurer of Santa school, said his firm's finances are "strained, almost grave, but with a few weeks of good attendance at Christmas Park we could pull through." Knife Wielder The park is a 55-acre site Grabs $260 that includes entertainments, a gift shop, which sells toys, a restaurant, also the Santa From Grocery school and a company that 'Impartial' on Justice Computer Seen As Judge, Jury By JOHN VAN BUREN Democrat, and Chronicle Science Writer A prominent scientist yesterday toyed with the idea of using a computer to weigh legal matters to sit as Armed with a knife, a ban turns out Santa Claus uniforms. The thrse enterprises have assets worth about $110,-000, said Lyman. dit snatched more than $260 from a cash register at Keog-han's Grocery, 1013 Plymouth Ave. S., about 9:30 last night. "Christmas Park is our income earner but at with the county clerk's office, the Yule institution is stocked with unpaid gifts ranging from dozens of whistles and airplanes for boys to cooking and dresser sets for girls. Lederer Industries, Inc., of Long Island, states it delivered $1,040 worth of those toys to Santn Claus School. It paid only $300 and apparently can't deliver the balance. Santa Claus School, Route 31, is the world's only institution that takes a studied view of Kris Kringle traditions. This year's diploma class comprised 10 men who will work in department stores and shopping centers. The school, founded in 1937, is on an "amusement campus" called Christmas Park. Simon Pogul, attorney for Lederer, admitted, "I'll be chided for weeks for dunning Santa's hallowed training ground. But we're not Scrooge, we offered to settle the toy bill for $500 and still couldn't collect." Curtis Lyman, secretary- Mrs. Thomas Keoghan. 49. tendance has slumped since 1960. In that year we had 87,- told Patrolman Anthony Don-ofrio the bandit asked for a 000 visitors; we're hoping for 38,000 this year," he said. judge and jury. package of cigarettes.' When she got them, he brandished the knife. Lyman said the Lederer judgment is the only one Probers Checking Blaze in Old Loew's Building Investigators last night were probing a blaze that broke out in a vacant room above the old Loew's Theater, Clinton Avenue South and Court Street, shortly after 5:30. Battalion Chief Carl Hau-penthal said flames spread to an adjoining room before they were halted. Both rooms contained only scrap lumber, he reported. The theater is being demolished to make way for a skyscraper. The fire caused a traffic tieup which police untangled. She said he pushed her against his firm, but an unpaid advertising bill from a Rochester company soon is back and scooped up the money from the register, then fled on foot. likely to produce another for Detectives Daniel Funk and Salvatore Arnone said the thug was a Negro, about 25, who was wearing a brown $5,500. "Most of our ,f inancial ills are hangovers from other years. We're firming up the operation, and fully hope to get by if the weather stoys good and attendance improves," he said. D&C Photo by Ron Kiley AMAZING MAZE Afternoon sun and pattern of steel tubing make a striking effect as workmen labor on Central Trust building project. Also participating in the symposium were Dr. William O. Baker, vice president for research, Bell Telephone Laboratories; Dr. John Bardeen, professor of physics at the University of Illinois; Dr. Robert L. Sproul, director, Advanced Research Projects Agency, U.S. Defense Department, and Dr. Jerome B. Wiesner, dean of the' School of Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. John H. Dessauer, Xerox executive vice president for research and engineering, was moderator. . The symposium, held in the new research building, followed a brief ceremony in which Joseph C. Wilson, " Xerox president, dedicated the facilities to "patience, flexibility and intelligence." About 300 invitedguests Continued on Page 2B The possibility- said Dr. B. D. Thomas- president of Battelle Memoiial Institute-Columbus, Ohio, may not be as far-fetched as it sounds. A computer, he noted "certainly would be more impartial" in administering justice, and it would act faster and more efficiently. Dr. Thomas spoke at an afternoon symposium on "The Impact of Science and Technology on Society", held in connection with the dedication of Xerox Corp's. new $7 million research and engineering building in Webster. He outlined the electronic computer's sweeping effect on society, then pre-, dieted: "Every man in another 25 years will have the corn-putative ability of 100 men . . using a compiler to solve problems he never knew he had." Eledro-Magnzi to Hunt Murcer Gun in River sweater and dark pants. 1 NEW PROFESSOR AT UR Leo G. Abood, professor of biochemistry and neurophysiology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and director of research in psychiatry, has been appointed professor in the Center for Brain Research at the University of Rochester beginning in January. His most recent research has been on the biochemistry of the nervous system and the effects of drugs on the brain. He has published more than 90 articles on his scientific research. DRIVER, 76, HURT Rose Meditz. 76, of 132 Wisconsin St. suffered mouth injuries when her car struck the rear of a stopped truck in Ridge Road East, near Hudson Avenue, Irondequoit, about 9:40 a.m. yesterday. She was reported in "satisfactory" condition at North-side Hospital. Police said the truck driver was George R. Richardson, 30, of 72 Wilkins Si. He was to see his own cWtor about back and neck injuries. weeks. Police would say only that "personal reasons" was the motive. When police scuba divers failed to find the gun in a search of the river bottom, the Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. volunteered to construct the magnet, which can be used in up to 3 feet of water. The RG&E will lower the river level so the magnet can be used, Capt. Cavoti said. The Sunday morning time was seleed because any drop in power cajised by lowering the YSver level would have less effect on RG&E customers. Police will use an electro-magnet to search for a murder weapon in the Genesee River Sunday morning. Detective Chief James Cavoti said the .32 caliber revolver was used in the slaying of Isaac Wilson, owner of the Happy Hour Restaurant, 733 Clinton Ave. N.; Oct. 27. Three men are charged with first degree murder in the case. One of the suspects, Shelly G. Jackson, 27, of 22 Niagara St., said he tossed a paper bg containing the gun from the Andrews Street Bridge. f Police claim the three planned the killing for two

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