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Issues Gaming Tax Stamp To Alleged Bookie Who Objects 'Red' Cox Refuses to Sign Application, but Officials Claim Evidence of Bet-Taking. Izi" stt 11 1 rrlH come from bnokmaking. Cox has served a six-month jail sentence for income tax evasion. Jerome F. Duggan, his attorney, said his client "has never applied for a stamp, does not propose to apply for a stamp, has never paid for a stamp and does not propose to pay for a stamp." Cox could not be reached for comment.

Revenue service officials said the stamp for Cox, although it has not been delivered to him, nor paid for, was issued over his objections "on good and sufficient evidence that he incurred a liability for a. h- 's fe-. Hi. Children whose homes were wrecked by Tuesday's tornado playing game in American Red Cross shelter at Bricklayers' Hall, 4020 Page boulevard last night. SGT.

NO LAND BROWN (left) and PATROLMAN ROBERT SEIDEL supervise game. U.S. Prison Sentence to Run Concurrently With Previous One of Four Years. Louis Donald Shoulders was sentenced to serve six years in a federal prison today for stealing 20 automobile tires from an interstate shipment from Wisconsin to St. Louis.

His father, former Police Lt. Louis Shoulders, who served a prison term for perjury in the jrecniease ransom inquiry. was in com i wnen uinu'u Stales District Judge Roy W. Harper pronounced sentence. Judge Harper, in sentencing the younger Shoulders, directed that the six-year term should run concurrently with a four-year sentence imposed on the defendant Jan.

30 for harboring a fugitive from justice. The effect of today's sentence is an additional two-year term. "It is an unpleasant thing tr pass sentence on you," Harper told the younger Shoulders, who is 28 years old. "You have most of your life before you. "Your case is one of the saddest ever to come into my court.

You could be a good, citizen: you were a good soldier; but you have a sad, sorry record." The judge warned Shoulders that unless he undertook some sort of lawful occupation, even if it involved work he did not particularly enjoy, he probably would spend the remainder of his life in an institution. Noting that the defendant has a 7-month-old daughter. Judge Harper said: "The child needs you. of course, and I hope some day she can be proud of you." The husky, broad-shouldered defendant 1 blue suit neatly dressed in black necktie and white shirt, nodded agreement several times as the judgo spoke. His wife appeared to be on the verge of tears.

Defense Attorney Bernard Mnllman I i ying when Shoulders i returned home after serving two years with the Army in Korea he found his family had "deteriorated." "His mother and father had separated and later were divorced," Mcllman told tlio court. "Then his mother died. His father was charged with a federal offense. These fads contributed to this man's troubles." Shoulders has already begun his sentence for harboring a fugitive, to which he pleaded guilty before United States District Judge George H. Moore.

He has been held in City Jail awaiting sentence on the see-on richarge, of which a jury found him guilty Jan. 28. imprisonment on the in- I terstate shipment theft charge would have been 10 years. taxes by taking bets. Agents wasr.ed their hands of the problem of getting the $50 from Cox.

They passed the buck to the revenue service's division of collection. CERVANTES CALLS RISE IN CRIME MAJOR PROBLEM One of the most important problems of major cities today is the alarming crime rate increase, A. J. Cervantes, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president of the Board of Aldermen, said last night. He addressed the Twentieth Ward Democratic Organization at Alliance Hall, Penrose and North Newstead avenues.

"The lives and property of all our citizens are now more than ever threatened by an increasing crime wave," he said. "Curfews are not enough. More effective law enforcement must be had and can be achieved by the co-operation of all city agencies." Cervantes said if nominated and elected he would pledge "my complete support and initiative in waeina a war on crime. St. Louis streets must he made safe and kent safe Up must do everything we can to discourage those who look upon the law lightly." AREA MILK PRODUCERS GET PRICE INCREASE Milk producers who supplied the St.

Louis market during January will receive 3 cents per hundredweight more for 3 5 per cent milk than in December, Fred L. Shipley, market administrator, said today. Minimum uniform price for January is $4 29 per hundredweight, the same price received in January, 1958, Shipley reported. Average daily sales of fluid milk and fluid milk products increased by 2 99 per cent over December and were slightly higher than sales in January 1958. Production increased 4.86 per cent over the previous month but dropped 4.31 com- pared with January 1958.

An application for a federal wagering stamp has been filed by the Internal Revenue Service, for a handbook operator who does not want the $50 stamp. Revenue service agents said today Hastings P. (Red) Cox nf 114 Mnnlvn HHvf Kirkwnori. refUsed to sign an application I for the wagering stamp, so the agent filed the application for him under Section 6020 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. This sort of application is called "involuntary." Records at the revenue service office in the Federal Building showed Cox listed as a principal, not merely an agent of a bookmaker.

This means that in addition to the $50 for the stamp, he must pay a tax of 10 per cent of his gross in BIG-STORE SALES IN DOLLARS GAIN 5 PCT. FOR WEEK Department store sales in the St. Louis area for the week ended last Saturday were an estimated 5 per cent higher than in the comparable week a year ago, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis reported today. Gains in the entire Eighth Federal Reserve District, which includes St.

Louis, were an estimated 8 per cent over the same week last year. The Federal Reserve Board in Washington said all 12 districts in the nation reported gains, and total sales for the week were 9 per cent above last year. For the four-week period ended last Saturday, St. Louis area sales were 6 per cent higher than in the comparable four weeks of 1958, and eighth district sales were 8 per cent higher. Sales since Jan.

1 are up 5 per cent over last year in the St. Louis area and 6 per cent in the district. MAN SHOT; BROTHER-IN-LAW TELLS OF DISPUTE AT BAR Richard Woods, 3435 Indiana avenue, was taken to City Hospital early today suffering from a serious wound of the left thigh. Woods, 27 years old, a plumber, said he was shot by an unidentified person in front of his home. An investigation disclosed that he had been involved in an altercation in a tavern operated by his brother-in-law, Joseph Simon, at 1441 South Broadway, police reported.

Simon told police that Woods began cursing and berating him, and started to walk behind the bar. Simon grabbed a revolver, he said and fired a shot into the floor. He said he did not know Woods had been struck. Simon was booked suspected of assault with intent to kill and both men were charged with peace disturbance. For Your Valentine Heart Vase With Arranqmtnt of CUT SPRING FLOWERS $50 9 PHONE PR.

l-400 NETTIE'S 3801 S. GRAND it CHIPPEWA Opto Wtekdayi M.M.tal UP I Bv a Pogt-Dlspatch Photocrapher. hurriedly after the twister struck. The ages of the chil- dren range from 2 to 17. Stayed in Church.

Tuesday night the Johnsons stayed in emergency quarters at Galilee Baptist Church, 4300 Delmar, and then were moved to another disaster station at Bricklayers' Union Hall, 4020 Page boulevard. The family was the largest given temporary shelter by the Red Cross. Johnson, who works in the tank department of the Wagner Electric and his wife were seeking another apartment yesterday. On Monday. Walter Huss-mann.

69. a retired roofer who lives alone, cashed his S83 Social Security check and put the money on his dresser. When the wind hit his apartment at 1824A Prairie avenue, it not only blew in the wall but it also whisked away Huss-mann's $83, all the money he had. Housing authority representatives have arranged for him to get quarters at the Igoe Apartments and he has applied for help to pay his rent. The Red Cross had served 1100 meals to storm victims through yesterday.

It announced that its shelter at the Bricklayers' Hall will continue to stay open. Applications for relief may be made there and at Samaritan Temple Methodist Church. 4234 Washington, and Red Cross Headquarters. 4301 Washington. These places will be open for this purpose today and tomorrow and from 8 a.m.

to noon Sunday. MEETING TUESDAY ON WEATHER OBSERVER CORPS A meeting will be held Tuesday in an effort to reorganize a volunteer weather observers' corps to spot approaching storms such as this week's tornado, Sam C. Olmstcad, 113 Rauscher drive, Ballwin, announced today. The meeting, to start at 7 p.m., will be in a building at 9011 Manchester road, Brentwood, formerly occupied by the St. Louis Air Defense Filter Center.

Olmstead. former chief of the weather section of the Ground Observer Corps here, said that if the corps had not been deactivated by the Air Force Jan. 31, its members might have seen Tuesday's tornado in time to give advance notice to the Weather Bureau. imjn I LI News Dealer Says Currency Was in His Trousers Pocket When He Retired. A total of $1500 was stolen by a burglar from Henry Hil- derbrandt, a newspaper dis tributor, when he was asleep in his home at 5734 Wabada avenue, last night or early today, he reported to police.

Hilderbrandt said he had withdrawn the money from a bank yesterday to pay a debt. The currency was in his trousers pockets when he retired at p.m., he said, and the trousers were on a dresser. When Hilderbrandt awakened at 5:10 a.m. today, he the trousers were rolled up on a window sill in the room. The money had been removed.

Police reported finding footprints in mud below the window. The window latch had been broken. A burglar attempting to open a safe in the RCA. Service Co. building at 4265 Duncan avenue was surprised by Patrolman John Langan early today.

The man escaped as the policeman fired two shots at him. Sees Man Fleeing. Langan reported he was making a check of the neighborhood about 2:25 a.m. when he heard noises inside the building. He found a rear win dow had been forced open and walked to the front.

He was just in time to see a man fleeing through the front door. Langan found the combination had been forced from an office safe. The burglar had been attempting to open the door when interrupted. Burglary tools were left on the floor. Daniel Patterson.

4260 West Finney avenue, reported he was robbed of $163 by two men who held him up at Pen- dleton avenue and the Hodia-mont streetcar tracks last night. Patterson, 70 years old, a rent collector, said the robbers stepped from the side of a building as he walked by. One pointed a revolver at him, he said, while the other took the money. Restaurant Robbed. Mrs.

Lee Laster. operator of i a restaurant at 803 South Sec- ond street, reported a thief took S170 from a money bag in the restaurant yesterday. The bag had been left in a cabinet behind a steam table. A restaurant at 1920 Missouri avenue, Granite City, was entered Wednesday night by burglars who rifled a pinball machine and automatic phonograph, Frank Barrett, the operator, reported yesterday. Barrett said he closed the restaurant early to visit St.

Elizabeth Hospital where his wife had had a son. Police believe he may have left a door unlocked. They found a gas jet burning and two exhaust fans in operation when they investigated the burglary. Barrett said $6 was taken i from a drawer in addition to an I unknown amount of coins from the automatic machines. I 1 1 ATA I JEWELERS Valentine Gifts That Last Krerv Price Range 5204 Gravois v.

HU. 1-3240 38 Hampton Vtlloo, PI. 304)4 mplcte Black ASLEEP IN HOM ty fit Clayton, Downtown ring ptured look. linen movable three other Red Cross stations. during the day.

More than 50 tornado victims spent the night at Bricklayers' Hall, including several children who spent last evening playing in the basement. Theodore Brown, 12, and his brother. Nathaniel. 15. appar- cntly did not realize they were homeless.

With their mother, Mrs. Willie Brown, whose husband died three months ago, they sought refuge on the first floor after the twister struck their apartment at 4205 Washington. They were in a kitchen when the storm blew out all windows in the building and ripped away one of the walls. Mrs. Brown found her sister dead in the wreckage and rescued a two-week-old granddaughter from beneath a fallen door.

Those forced to vacate their homes because of damage by the tornado included lome expectant mothers. Mrs. Clarence Brunson. whose baby is expected in a few days, walked about the area with her husband after the storm severey damaged their home at 4209 Washington boulevard early Tuesday. The Brunsons were able to salvage only a few clothes.

Dazed from their experience, they wandered around for several hours before finally obtaining a room in a small hotel. As they picked their way through rubble in the storm-devastated area. Brunson, a restaurant porter, worried about what would happen if his wife suddenly began having the child. The Red Cross assured the Brunsons it would take care of their hotel bill until they find an apartment. The agency also arranged to get them new clothing.

Seven Children. Arleatha Lunceford, who Is expecting her eighth child next month, was routed from her second-floor apartment at 4162A Delmar boulevard in the night with her seven children, ranging in age from 2 to 16. All the dishes in the apart ment were broken by the storm, and most of the bed clothing and her children's clothes were lost. Last week she received a $179 aid-to-dependent-children chek from the state, her only income. It had been spent for rent, bedding and some clothing, before the storm struck.

The Lunceford family went to a Red Cross station at Samaritan Temple Methodist Church, 423 4 Washington, where they got an order for food and bedding and received clothing for the children. Mr. and Mrs. Odie Johnson i and their 10 children got out of their apartment at 4283 Olive street with only the clothing they were able to don Hart Schaffner Marx America's First Name in Quality Clothing I 1 G.O.P. CITY-COUNTY OISIRICTPLAN Mrs.

Wulfing Believes Limited Proposal Has Best Chance Gives Views in KETC Panel Discussion. The Metropolitan District plan now under consideration by the Metropolitan Board of Freeholders best balances the "idealism of co-operation with the realism of voter appeal, Mrs. Peter Wulfing, chairman of the St. Louis County Repub lican Central Committee, said last night. "No how good the theory of a merger is, if it cannot be carried through to a successful conclusion, then it Is a complete failure," she said.

Mrs. Wulfing was a member of a panel which discussed the two Freeholder plans on educational television station KETC. The program was sponsored by the Citizens Committee for City-County Co-opera-lion. "I believe we are in danger of forgetting the human element in discussion of the two plans," she said. "People like to live in small communities because they like to feel close to their government." Edward L.

Meyer, mayor of Bellcfontaine Neighbors, expressed doubt that any type of outright merger plan would succeed at the polls. Enormous difficulties would be encountered in any attempt to consolidate all of the 98 municipal administrations, in addition to fire departments, police departments, school districts, and sewer he said. Mayor Mcver said he believed thtt residents of both the citv and county would be willing to accept a tax increase Imposed by either plan, if additional, or more efficient, municipal services were provided. Edward M. Tod, vice president of the St.

Louis Labor Council. AFL-CIO, said he believed that labor would generally favor a municipal county merger approach. "As lahr sees it, the big problefn is that of taxes. I think the tax problem would work itself out better under a merger plan, where elimination of duplicoted municipal services would result in a saving to the taxpayer," he said. Other members of the panel were John D.

Higby of University City. Joseph C. Leritz, also of University City, and Miss Heather Heuchen, a senior at Maryville College. WORKERS RESCUE DOG TRAPPED IN STORM WRECKAGE A small, whimpering dog was found today in wreckage of a building at Boyle avenue and Olive street, where it apparently had been trapped since Tuesday's tornado, workmen reporfed. The dng wagged its tail and licked the hands of the men who discowred it in a small sleeping box trapped but protected by fallen beams.

"I never saw a happier dog," said Russ H. Frederic, vice president of a contracting firm doing repair work on the building. He estimated the brown and black mongrel had been trapped about 80 hours in wreckage above the Golden Eagle, night club at 4267 Olive. Frederic and his workmen quickly got the dog a bowl of milk and fed it cold fried cKicken'and corn bread found ii a refrigerator. With its name and owner unknown, the dog was immediately dubbed "Tornado." POLICE CIRCUS POSTPONED BECAUSE OF ARENA DAMAGE The police circus has been postponed for two weeks because of tornado damage to the Arena, Capt.

William Pleit-ner. president of the Police Relief Associalion, announced today. The circus originally was scheduled to open al the Arena on April 23 and run through May 3. The new schedule calls for opening May 7. with the run to extend through May 17.

The tornado ripped off part of the Arena roof. Capt. Pleit-ner said the management had given assurance inai repairs will be completed in time for the circus opening May 7. Missouri Illinois Forecasts Missouri: Considerable cloudiness tonight, rain becoming mixed with snow in northwest and extreme north, locally heavy thunderstorms mostly in cast and south, turning colder in west and north; tomorrow partly cloudy in south and mostiy cloudy in north with diminishing snow in northeast, colder; low tonight 15 to 21) in extreme northwest to 45 to 50 in southeast; high tomorrow in 20s extreme north to 30s in southwest and 40s in southeast. Illinois: Pain tonight with scattered thundershowers and locally heavy amounts of rain in south and central, chance of some freezing rain or sleet in northwest and extreme north, warmer in southeast; tomorrow, rain ending and turning colder; low tonight around 30 in extreme north to 50s in extreme Viuth; high tomorrow in 30s in -Srth to 50s in extreme south.

COUNTY LEADER FAVORS to I II Tornado Continued From Page One. of need, not loss, and the Red Cross makes an outright grant to finance any money need the family cannot provide for it self," he stated. The agency has bought homes for disaster victims who are financially unable to replace their lost dwellings, Ebbinghaus, home services director, said. He said it is, therefore, particularly dismaying when a report spreads that the Red Cross demands repayment of funds given to disaster victims. "That rumor Is also part of the disaster pattern experience," he stated.

"It invariably crops up. The reason is that persons with earning ability are referred to the Government's Small Business Administration, where they can borrow funds at 3 per cent interest to restore their homes. "Their acquaintances, knowing that Red Cross played some role in their rehabilitation, often erroneously assume the Red Cross loaned fhem money and charged interest." Cites Examples. He gave examples of situations in which Red Cross would pay for a replacement home, or repairs of a damaged dwelling. An elderly retired couple, with no earning ability, would be given a home of quality equal to the one they lost in a disaster, he said.

If a wage earner whose home suffered $5000 damage had such limited earning capacity that he could borrow only $3000. and he had no hope of obtaining the additional $2000 needed, the Red Cross would give him $2000 with no obligation to repay, Ebbinghaus said. "Red Cross naturally does not aid In restoration of rental property, but there could be an exception," he said. "If an elderly couple had no Income except that generated by a piece of rental property they had managed to acquire in earlier years, then we would be concerned with repairing tornado damage suffered by it." $1000 Sought to Save Trees. The Board of Estimate and Apportionment will be asked to approve a $1000 expenditure to be used to try to save about 100 trees toppled in Forest Park by the tornado, Mrs.

Edward G. Brungard, director of parks and recreation, announced. The trees, many of them evergreens, are those which were uprooted from the rain-softened ground but were not otherwise seriously damaged. If replanted within 10 to 15 days and given special care, the trees have a good chance of being saved, Mrs. Brungard pointed out.

The Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) sent 27 boxes of clothing from its national headquarters in Indianapolis yesterday for distribution to storm victims here. The clothing will be distributed through Salvation Army headquarters here. 50 Persons at Shelter. The Red Cross shelter at Bricklayers' Hall, 4020 Page boulevard, was the only one which remained open last night provide overnight accommodations, although applications for relief are being received at of heing saved. Mrs Hrnnparri I 419 K.

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