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St. Louis, Missouri
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Tuesday, July 13, 1965
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TUESDAY, JULY 13, 1965 ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH 3A E THE RATIO OE Cervantes Says Cut From 34 to 30 Per Cent Will Not Affect Revenues The assessment ratio on inventories subject to the merchants and manufacturers tax will be reduced from 34 to 30 per cent for this year, Mayor A. J. Cervantes announced yesterday. The announcement was made after the Mayor met with the Board of Merchants and Manufacturers Tax Equalization, Comptroller John A. Poelker and License Collector Joseph T. Hay-den. It was pointed out by Mayor Cervantes that the ratio of assessed value to actual value of inventories had been set at 34 per cent last year and 40 per cent the year before. This means the ratio has been cut by one fourth in the last two years, he noted. The Mayor said an inventory worth $100,000 would be assessed at $30,000 for tax purposes this year, compared with $34,000 last year and $40,000 two years ago. "This is another part of the administration's continuing effort to assist business by reducing its tax load as much as possible while continuing to meet our community's financial needs," the Mayor said. He said that tighter enforcement of the tax would offset the lowered assessment ratio and that net revenue would not be affected. He said penalties would be assessed for failure to file a return, for late returns or late payments and for fradulent returns. The tax rate on inventories is $3.71 for each $100 of assessed valuation. The city receives 64 cents of this rate for operations and deibt retirement; the Board of Education receives $2.51 and the remainder is shared by other governmental units. The tax equalization board consists of Chairman Henry J. Lun-nemann, former Mayor Bernard F. Dickmann and Charles J. Tintera. 4 OF 6 VILLAGE TRUSTEES QUIT IN ROW WITH MAYOR The village clerk and four of the six members of the board of trustees of Fayetteville, in St. Clair county, have resigned in a dispute with Mayor Edmund G. Fritz over conduct of village affairs. Mayor Fritz told ttie Post-Dispatch today "it's all a matter of politics and will blow over." He said that there had been some opposition to institution of police service and purchase of a police car last year, because of the cost. , Officials who have submitted resignations are Village Clerk Maurice G. Hill and trustees Elmer Beimfohr, William Wagner, Herman Kehrer and George Hill. George Hill is the father of the clerk. They have contended that the village faces a financial crisis and that Mayor Fritz operates a one-man government. The Mayor said no action would be taken on the resignations until the next board meet-1 ing on Aug. 2. He has in-1 structed the village attorney to check on whether a legal quorum can be assembled in view of the resignations. Fayetteville is 35 miles southeast of St. Louis. FACTORY IN WELLSTON IS DAMAGED BY FIRE Fire believed to have started from defective wiring caused extensive damage last night to the manufacturing plant of Designs for Tomorrow Inc. at 6425 Etzel avenue, Wcllston. The flames were confined to the front part of the one-story brick building in which electronic equipment is manufactured. No estimate of damage was available. Capt. John King of the Well-ston Fire Protection District was overcome by smoke and was treated at St. Louis County Hospital and released. The University City Fire Department helped fight the fire. BELLEVILLE TAVERN OWNER FifiED ON GAMBLING CHARGE Leroy M. Dammerich. operator of Lee's tavern, 3701 Main street, Belleville, was fined $50 yesterday for violation of the rity's gambling code. The fine was imposed by Mayor Charles E. Nichols, the city's excise commissioner, who had ordered the tavern closed last Tuesday when police confiscated four punchboards in a raid. Dammerich did not contest the charge. The tavern was permuted to open yesterday. CITY TO R EDUC ASSESSMENT ON MERCHANTS TAX t l.Vl tfAHiA i. !. ISA.' rat?rf3aW'i& .. i umw I ti rV Fixing Up a Place to Play Women and children cleaning up a vacant lot in the 1900 Theft of $16,299 in furs from Sloan's Moving & Storage Co. warehouse at 950 Hodiamont avenue was reported to police yesterday. Karl Roth, company president, said the theft was discovered after an inventory o furs stored in the warehouse by private owners. Missing furs included a $5000 mink, a $2500 min and two $1000 mink furs. Roth said the inventory was made when several owners sought to claim their furs and they could not be found. There have been a number of burglaries at the warehouse, police said, adding to the uncertainty over when the furs might have been taken. One 13-year-old boy has admitted 20 burglaries at the warehouse, but he denied taking any furs. JOHN HENN, night attendant at the Star Service station, 810 North Skinker boulevard, was wounded seriously early today when he was robbed by two men. The robbers escaped with $6 in Henn's money changer. They left behind $142 in Henn's trouser pocket when they were frightened off by a woman motorist who saw the robbery and began sounding her horn. Henn, 57, of 10836 Ritter drive. Overland, was shot in the neck and hit on the head by the robbers, who entered the station under the pretense of purchasing cigarettes. Henn was taken to Homer G. Phillips Hospital. MISS LEOLA LEWIS, clerk at the White N' Brite Cleaners,. 728 Hamilton avenue, was robbed of an undetermined amount of money yesterday by two youths. One youth pointed a revolver at Miss Lewis and they took the money from the cash register and ran. 24 MEN'S SUITS STOLEN Twenty - four men's w i n t er suits, valued, at $1200, were stolen yesterday from a clothing store at 7316 Manchester boulevard, Maplewood. Employes told police that a man entered a back door, took the suits from a storage room, piled them into an automobile and sped away. One employe wrote down the license number of the car. It had been stolen from the 5300 block of Wells avenue. HG8, 9x1 2 Si CIoanaH 95 and Sized ALTERING BINDING WEAVING Mtmbtr Natl. Rua Claantrs Ass'ff. 100 UNION LABOR Empire Carpet Clg. Co., !no. 3029 S. JEFFERSON PR 2-4840 if ijou want a 6-pc living ensemble ioo love tyiis eontemporAru foam I qroup atk.eT)s,lThewedqe-rdU&ofal JKjC ' "Y. rfyJM a pair a hos-r chairs in choice 1 VirI o 4- decorator -fabric color,,piuS m L-?V.T talk ' JJ ff correlated coffee 4 zen4 -tatAes. J 1 Olj It Neighborhood Group Clears Vacant Lots for Playgrounds Weedy, rock-strewn lots in north St. Louis are being transformed into playgrounds for youngsters as the result of a do-it-yourself project sponsored by the Murphy Neighborhood Association. The St. Louis Human Development Corp. provided a modest $150 grant from war-on-poverty funds, and volunteers, including women and children, provided the muscle. They have cleared or are clearing six lots. The first play site was opened yesterday at Maiden lane and Hogan street for children 4 to 12 years old. Another, at 1943 St. Louis avenue, is almost ready. The Murphy area is bounded by Cass avenue, North Twentieth street, North Florissant avenue and Thirteenth street. Some of the lots were leased from the city at $1 a year and others were made available by the owners. Each will be stocked with rubber balls, softballs, bais,' crayons and artcraft. Mrs. Lillian Mazurek, 1924B STRIKE ENDS, 2200 RETURN AT CARTER CARBURETOR Employes of Carter Carburetor Division of ACF Industries, Inc., returned to work today after a five week strike by 2200 members of United Auto Workers Local 819. Union members voted 1359 to 82 yesterday to accept a three-year agreement with the company. The agreement was signed yesterday afternoon. James E. Dains, secretary of the local, said the union had settled for an economic package estimated to be worth an additional 62 cents an hour over three years. The agreement includes ' wages increases over three years of 18 cents an hour for production workers and 21 cents an hour for skilled workers, two additional holidays, and 100 per cent company -paid MEYER Z-52- ZOYSIA GRASS Now Available PHONE M. 1-ttOO NETTIE'S Flowtr Garden ot Chippewa 3801 S. Grand MOpan Dally 8'5: Closad Sur.m 7324 NATURAL BRIDGE EV 2-6B00 Mob. thru f,i. P.M. fsame cleaning service block of St. Louis avenue to Wright street, a member of the Wright-Dodier Mother Assembly Tot Lot, said that' about 10 mothers and their children got together last week to cut weeds and underbrush and rake rubbish into piles. The land was cleared of boulders and leveled by equipment furnished by the St. Louis Carbon Co. The movement to establish the play lots began in March at the Grace Hill Settlement House where mothers formed a com-mittee to attack what they considered the most pressing need of the area. St. Louis Place Park, the only city park in the area, was considered inadequate because the younger children got in the way of teen-agers playing softball there. Lots are also being cleared at Mullanphy and North Sixteenth streets, 1809 Benton street, Madison and Knapp streets and 1614 Hogan. The mothers will take turns supervising the playgrounds. health insurance for employes and those retired, he said. The agreement includes major pension program improvements. IN INTEGRATION PROJECT Lester Levin, director of children's services of the Jewish Community Centers Association, 7400 Olive boulevard, University City, is taking part in a one-week program to facilitate desegregation of schools in Jacksonville, Fla. He is representing the St. Louis chapter of the National Association of Social Workers in a project sponsored by the na-I tional YWCA. r 3 cliof's delight Salad Howl Ketf. s7 Servers ne. 82..10 2 Handcrafted of finest Missouri walnut. 1 OUVt AT ELEVENTH MA 1-4446 Men. i.Thun. 'til 1 P.M. I By i Pom-Dispatch Photographer provide a playground. TWO MEN HELD ON CONFIDENCE GAME CHARGE Two men who admitted being confidence game operators were arrested yesterday when their intended victim got suspicious and called police. Enorris Bryant, Houston, Tex., and James Castor, El Monte, Calif., were booked on suspicion of running a confidence game and carrying a concealed weapon. George E. Haarhaus, 77 years old, 5223 South Grand boulevard, said that the two men engaged him in conversation, flashed what appeared to be a bankroll and started a card game in Haarhaus's automobile. But they departed quickly when Haarhaus told them that he had a firearm under the car seat and would use it "If this is not all on the up and up." Haarhaus called police, who arrested Bryant and Castor in their auto. They told police that they had been operating the confidence game in their travels. PACIFIC COUPLE'S SON IS KILLED IN VIET NAM Marine Sgt. Clifford A. Roberts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alton C. Roberts, 400 South Fourth street, Pacific, has been killed in action in Viet Nam, the Department of Defense announced yesterday. Sgt. Roberts was one of five marines and four soldiers listed as killed. In addition, five Army men previously listed as missing were listed as dead. The number of United States military personnel listed as killed in action in Viet Nam since 1961 now stands at 485. h U JEWEL ERS 4 STORES AT VOI R t:itYI4 K! 5204 GRAVOIS AVENUE 3 HAMPTON VILLAGE PLAZA 52 TOWN & COUNTRY MALL, IWand II ftRANPVIEW PLAZA, f lormant 1919 .-saw j--a .ii&jr r - ' " . .i wii-j....iiifcw THIS YEAR, WE'RE HELLOING Last year, there were only 600,000 Direct Lines ... the telephones . . . leading to tha.t higher return of 4!4 on your insured savings. But this year, the Growing Trend has affected the telephones . . . and now there are over 800,000 SUPREME COURT HEART ZER State Tribunal Accepts Jurisdiction in Personnel Cut Case By a Staff Correspondent of the Post-Dispatch JEFFERSON CITY, July 13 The Missouri Supreme Court accepted jurisdiction late yesterday in mandamus suits filed by Sheriff Martin Tozer and Circuit Clerk Phelim OToole of St. Louis to compel city officials to pay the salaries of all employes in their offices. The court en banc issued an alternative writ of mandamus and gave city officials 30 days in which to file a reply. The court will set the suits for hearing later. It has not been determined whether preliminary pleadings can be completed in time for the two suits to be heard at the September term of court. Budgets Cut Tozer and O'Toole filed separate suits after the City Board of Estimate and Apportionment cut $36,040 from Tozer's requested budget and $47,780 from O'Toole's. The cuts were to require personnel reductions in their offices. As a result of the controversy. Comptroller John H. Poelker withheld last Friday payroll checks of 94 employes in the sheriff's office and 85 in the circuit clerk's office. Tozer and O'Toole had resisted the budget cuts, which other administrative officials had accepted to help the Board of Estimate balance the city's budget. The Estimate Board is composed of Mayor A. J. Cervantes, aldermanic president Donald Gunn and Poelker. State Statutes Cited In their suits, Tozer and O'Toole contend that state statutes require th city to appropriate the funds required for operation of their offices. They said they were entitled to retain all personnel as approved by the St. Louis Circuit Court, and that they could not be forced to reduce the number by municipal budget restrictions. After the suits were filed, the city counselor's office filed an answer asking that the litigation be dismissed. The answer contended that the statutes cited by Tozer and O'Toole were uncon stitutional. Defendants in the suits, in ad- See Our Complete Selection of Fine Furniture By lillEXEL hannpton nOWSe 'nnfcU. 4645 GRAVOIS PL Z-3U6 Fundi Deposited by July 12 N. MAKE 1965 YOUR GROWING TREND YEAR Disney and Stadium Group Confirm They Have Ended Talks Joint Statement Asserts Center Is Not Feasible for 2-Block Site ; Walt Disney and officers of the St. Louis Civic Center Redevelopment Corp. today confirmed that discussions have ended on a proposal that Disney design an indoors riverfront amusement center near the downtown sports stadium. As disclosed by the Post-Dispatch last Tuesday, the project, under consideration for more than a year, has been dropped as not being feasible for the proposed two-block site. In a joint statement. Walt Disney and officers of the stadium group asserted that "developing the kind of multi-storied pavilion of a magnitude comparable to that of Disneyland, at first envisioned by the corporation, proved to be unfeasible." The announcement followed a closed meeting that was attended by representatives of Walt Disney Productions Inc. and the officers of the Civic Center Redevelopment Corp. Disney was quoted as saying: "We were asked to try to de- dition to members of the Board of Estimate, are all 28 St. Louis aldermen and City Treasurer John J. Dwyer. Decision on Paychecks In St. Louis, Comptroller Poelker said, after a conference with City Counselor Thomas F. McGuire, that he would decide today whether to issue paychecks for employes of the two offices pending filing of an answer. Poelker said he was in sympathy with a reasonable system of patronage employes but that he hoped the Democratic party would recognize that it could best serve the community by a review of employment in the patronage offices. He said he would like the judges to agree to a survey of the duties of and necessity for employes of the sheriff's and circuit clerk's offices. "I would like such a study to include the hours the employes actually work," Poelker said. "I know of my own knowledge that some of them do not even show up for work regularly." MAIL HELP FOR CONGRESS WASHINGTON, July 13 (AP) All members of Congress would be furnished automatic letter-openers and letter-sealing machines under a bill passed by the House yesterday and sent to the Senate. tit. - v- 1 INTO 800,000 DIRECT LINES Direct Lines. Now . . . nobody has an excuse for not earning that higher return at Community Federal ... not when your telephone is close-by. As soon as you dial HArrison 7-7400, your direct line is ready for action. We're waiting for your call. fori) Dividends from July I r - I Mr Emmttt A Capsltck. Vtct-Prattdant COMMUNITY FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN ASSN. I 6944 Si. Chorlet Road, Si. Louis 14, Mo. 63114 Plsase Send Your Annual Raport and Othar I Nan Addrass. City velop a major attraction having the impact on the St. Louis area of a Disneyland. We suggested at the outset that a project of that scope, in size and cost, might well prove difficult to accomplish, due to a number of imponderable factors. Such has proved to be the case." Disney expressed high regard for the officers and other principals of the redevelopment corporation and predicted the rebirth of St. Louis would succeed. James P. Hxkok, president of the redevelopment corporation, which is building the downtown sports stadium, and Preston Estep, chairman of its executive committee, stated they were in agreement with Disney's findings and conclusions on the termination of the planning. "W'.th thanks to Mr. Disney and sincere regrets that a Disneyland sort of center could not be worked out, we are now exploring othfr ideas on our own," they said. FIRE DAMAGE OF $10,000 AT RICHMOND HEIGHTS HOME Fire of undetermined origin destroyed the interior and the contents of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Don R. Castro, 7444 Warner avenue, Richmond Heights, this morning. Fire Chief Harry Roff estimated damage at $10,-000. He said that the fire apparently started in the kitchen or bathroom and spread through the one-story building. No one was at home at the time. DONALD LOEHR IS NAMED BALLW1N POLICE CHIEF Sgt. Donald Loehr of the Ball-win Police Department yesterday was named chief of police by the Ballwin City Council. Loehr, 33 years old, formerly was juvenile officer of the department. Loehr has been a member of the Police Department for four years. The position pays $7000 a year. His appointment is effective immediately. Loehr lives at 255 Sunset drive, Ball-win. QUEEN MOTHER IN GERMANY CELLE, Germany, July 13 (UP!) Queen Mother Elizabeth arrived here yesterday on her first visit to West Germany. She will spend four days visiting British soldiers and dependents. Redeem the Mailer Coupons for Extra Top Value Stamps and 1 - 1 : -3 r" - v ';J 1 V. -. - -I -I rm Zone Siaie mm 0

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