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St. Louis, Missouri
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Tuesday, May 3, 1966
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Pulitzer Frizes FROM PAGE ONE what the writer conceives to bs the right direction, due account being taken of the whole volume of tfie editorial writer's Work.during the year." Arthur R. Bertelson, managing ritor of the Post-Dispatch, nominated Lasch for the Pulitzer ward. Recommendations by a screening jury went to the advisory board of 14 members, headed by President Kirk, which makes recommendations to the Columbia University trustees. Trustees made the final decision. Joseph Pulitzer Jr., editor of the Post-Dispatch, is a member of the advisory board. He did not participate in the selection of the editorial writing prize-winner, as It was known that 3 Post-Dispatch man was under consideration. Other members of the advisory board include editors and publishers of newspapers with editorial views widely divergent from that of the Post-Dispatch. Policy Criticized Lasch's editorial which was attached to the announcement that he had won the prize contained basic criticism of American foreign policy as relying ex cessively on force. It is time, the editorial said, for American policy to demonstrate "that we have enough faith in the ideas of freedom to entrust to them, rather than to arms, the task f J fe eh) By a Post-Dispatch Photographer St. Louisan Who Was Honored Robert Rhodes Lasch Oxford University as a Scholar. He worked in the news depart ment and as an editorial writer of containing the ideas of Com- for the Omaha World-Herald and munism. was a Nieman reiiow at Har- Lasch is 59 years old. He vard in 1941 and 1942. Joined the Post-Dispatch staff Lasch won an Atlantic Month- m 1950, coming from the Chicago Sun. He was named editor of the editorial page in 1957. He was born in Lincoln. Nebr. and began his newspaper were given the St. Louis Civil ly prize in 1944 for an essay on the American press. He and James Lawrence, a Post-Dispatch editorial writer, career as a printer s devil at the age of 13. He covered the police beat for the Lincoln Star when attending the University of Nebraska, from which he was graduated in 1928, then attended Liberties Award last month. He has contributed to the Atlantic Monthly, The Reporter, The Progressive and The New Republic. Lasch is married and is the LONGINES, THE WORLD'S MOST HONORED WATCH The perfect gift for mother . , . the families' most honored lady. Here an exquisite marquis shaped watch with matching bracelet, only $90. SBF has St. Louis' largest selection of Longines-Wittnauers. L o n g i n e s from $75; Wittnauer from $35.95. Fine Jewelry First in all SBF stores. Stix, Baer & Fuller MWMOWN MMUK KtVt JtOAflft) father of Christopher Lasch, a professor of history at the University of Iowa, and of Mrs. Gerald Allen, wife of an engineer, currently living in Tripoli, Libya. Until recently, Lasch's wife taught philosophy at Washington University. Lasch and his wife spend weekends and often vacations on their Mississippi river motor cruiser. He also is an expert cabinet maker in his spare time. The Lasches live at 50 Plaza Square. Five times the Post-Dispatch has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for outstanding accomplishments in journalism for distinguished public , service. Seven members of its staff also have won Pulitzer Prizes. Those won by the newspaper follow: Exposure of gross election frauds in St. Louis in 1936; campaign for St. Louis smoke abatement in 1940; exposure of conditions which caused the mine disaster in Centralis, ill., in 1947; disclosure of Illinois editors on the state payroll (with the Chicago Daily News) in 1949, and the investigation and exposure of wide-spread corruption in the Internal Revenue Bureau and other federal agencies in 1951. Members of the staff who won the prize were: The late John T. Rogers for the inquiry leading to the impeachment of United States District Judge George W. English in East St. Louis in 1926. The late Paul Y. Anderson for bringing about the disclosure of disposition of Liberty bonds in connection with naval oil leases in 1928. The late Charles G. Ross for an article prompted by the economic depression: "The Country's Plight What Can be Done About it?" in 1931. Edward A. Harris of the newspaper's Washington Bureau for articles on the tidewater oil situation contributing to the rejection of Edwin W. Pauley's nomination for Under Secretary of the Navy in 1945. Daniel R. Fitzpatrick, editorial cartoonist, for his 1925 cartoon, "The Laws of Moses and the Laws of Today," and again in 1954 for his cartoon, "How Would Another Mistake Help?" The late Bart Howard for distinguished editorial writing in 1939. Bill Mauldin, editorial cartoonist, for his cartoon, "I Won the Nobel Prize for Literature. What Was Your Crime?" in 1958. I f i Pulaski: all w ii There are 12 distinct, unique types of savings accounts available ; earn 4 current dividend and are insured by F.S.L.I.C. to $10,000.00. To select the savings account that best suits your needs, just phone one of the Pulaski Savings officers today. He'll send you a complete brochure in the mail. You can open your account by mail and make all future additions and withdrawals by mail. We pay postage both ways and supply the envelopes, too. . - 1( FAMILY k S fl 1 SAVINGS ' J J VfM9 FOR INFORMATION GALL 1 CENTER J A CE. 1-0990 V, Billboard FROM PAGE ONE sion will end tomorrow afternoon. The session legally is required to end at midnight Friday. The billboard control bill passed by the House was a compromise worked out by another House-Senate conference committee. The compromise is regarded as a weak billboard regulation measure, but still somewhat stronger than the version originally passed by the House. Representative Patrick J. Hickey (Dem.), St. Ann, who handled the bill on the House floor, said "the bill was "the best we can do. Half a loaf is better than none." Hickey said the Legislature would have all of the next regular sessiion beginning in January to correct any deficiencies in the present measure. Major Question The major question remaining on the billboard bill is whether it will be acceptable to federal authorities. Unless lit meets basic standards set up by the Federal Government, Missouri will be (penalized 10 per cent of its federal highway grants now amounting to about $100,000,000 a year. Many Senators, Including some who voted for the bill, expressed doubt about this. During the bilWs passage through the Legislature, both houses added amendments to soften its provisions to protect roadside sign users and the outdoor advertising industry. Senator Earl L. Blackwell (Dem.), Hillsboro, told the Senate that "this bill is a bunch of nothing just a bunch of baloney." Criticism Voiced The compromise version eliminated House provisions that critics had charged would have amplified the right of county courts to authorize the erection of billboards anywhere in the state. However, the measure still retains language that provides that a county court may permit signs to be placed in any area it designates as an "unzoned commercial or industrial area:" Legislators are confused over what this means. The bill's supporters said this language must be in the bill to win House approval. They say also that actually the county court's power would be nullified by other provisions. Opponents disagree, contending that this constitutes a clear grant of zoning power to these county administrative bodies. This is one of the many Inconsistencies and conflicts that apparently will have to be resolved by federal authorities, the opponents said. Two-Part Bill The bill basically is In two parts. One regulates traffic and directional signs and signals, and signs advertising natural wonders, scenic and historic attractions. The measure gives the State Highway Commission the right to negotiate with the Unfted States Secretary of Commerce on these regulations. The other part. of the bill relates to the size, location and spacing between other forms of outdoor advertising. The bill makes no mention of federal-state negotiations on these requirements. Blackwell warned that a fed eral-state controversy could result. In the meantime, he said, part of Missouri's highway grants would be held up by the Government. If the state eventually lost extended litigations on the issue, it would permanently lose high grants at the rate of $10,000,000 a year. Hearings a Factor Senator John J. Johnson (Dem.), Affton, said that county zoning commissions rather than county courts should have the right to determine where signs could be placed along highways. Zoning commissions, he pointed out, must have public hearings, whereas a county court could authorize a billboard without prior public notice. Senator Robert A. Young (Dem.), St. Ann, sponsor of the bill and chairman of the Senate conferees, said he wished the county courts were out of the bill, but the House insisted on this provision. Another highway beautifica-tion, bill was passed by the Senate, 31 to 1, and sent to the House yesterday. It authorizes the state to acquire scenic rest and recreation areas adjacent to major roads. The House had amended the bill to permit such facilities along any highway in the state. However, the conference committee made it applicable only to dnterstate and primary roads, as the Senate originally provided. House approval of the substitute is expected. A third highway bill, to regulate junkyards along streets and major highways, was passed by the Senate today, 30 to 1, and sent to the House. As revised in conference com- ST. 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Ruadar. aa rear til 00 tkallr wflbnat ftttndar, una Year 30 OO efendar dnto one year 18 00 Renfft diner by peatal arder, eMeaf m'tt:e, the measure provides that junkyards, including automobile graveyards, garbage dumps and sanitary landfills, must be at least 200 feet from streets in incorporated areas and 1000 feet from major highways in unincorporated areas. Such places must be screened by trees or fences so as not to be visible from the thoroughfares. A substitute for a Senate-approved constitutional amendment relating to school taxes was reported favorably by a House committee last night. The measure is designed to prevent a school tax rate from reverting to 'the basic levy of $1.25 on each $100 of assess valuation if voters of the district defeat a tax increase proposal. Under the substitute, the school tax would revert to the last levy authorized by a majority vote, if the tax increase plan was rejected. The substitute was offered by Eugene Walsh, legal assistant , to Gov. Warren E. Hearnes. Another House committee approved a Senate passed bill authorizing creation of a special committee to study the state's building needs and the feasibility of financing such capital improvements through bond issues. A bill regulating drilling for oil and gas in the state was finally passed today. Final approval came when the Senate accepted several House amendments, repassed the measure 29 to 1 and sent it to Gov. Hearnes. He is expected to sign it within a few days. The law sets up a formula for proration of oil and gas interests of owners of abutting property. Recent geological tests indicate that Missouri may have some oil and gas reserves, but state authorities say that no oil boom is in prospect. Administration of the law will be handled by a new state oil and gas council of five members. BOARD RE-ELECTS FOLEY Francis J. Foley was re-elected yesterday to his fifth one-year term as chairman of the St. Clair County Board of Supervisors. He is supervisor from East St. Louis township. The Board, at a meeting at Belleville, renewed a contracC' with Sidwell Studios of Chicago for aerial photography and mars, work. It retained Peat, Mamicl Mitchell & Co. of St. Louis to conduct an annual audit of cou&f ty offices. The Sidwell contract-? was for $33,000. ' 1 15 They will be the executive heads ST. LCUIS F05T" DiSFATCH 1ue5'' MaV 3' lvw 5 A of the Division of Geological ' . Survey and water Resources, the Division of Commerce and Industrial Development, the Missouri Public Service Commission and the State Water Pollution Board, and a professor of petroleum engineering of the University of Missouri at Rolla. The measure was recommended by Gov. Hearnes and was handled by Senator Albert M. Spradling (Dem.), Cape Girardeau, COUNTY GRANTED $154,000 FOR CHILD HEALTH WORK A $154,759 federal grant to the St. Louis County Health Department to improve its maternal and child health programs has been approved, United States Senator Edward V. Long (Dem.), Missouri, announced today. Dr. Jane Cadbury, project director, said the money would be used to establish a prenatal clinic for indigent residents of the county. Matching funds will be provided by the county on a 25 per cent basis. Dr. Cadbury said the funds would also provide hospital care in cases where conditions exist that might endanger the health or life of the mother or infant. ITEMS VALUED AT $1767 STOLEN AT PENNEY STORE Merchandise valued at $1767 was stolen in a burglary at the J J.C. Penney store, 2715 Cherokee ; street, police said today. The j burglars apparently gained entry by climbing a utility pole to a window, which was forced open. 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