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2 ASBURY PARK EVENING Appeals Court Backs Conversion of Hotel By City Councilmen Tress State House Bureau TRENTON - The Appellate Division of Superior Court yesterday upheld the Asbury Park City Council in authorizing the conversion of the former Kingslcy Arms Hotel into a senior citizens apartment building. In a brief written opinion, the state's second highest court said merely that it agrees with the reasons ex Mercer's Coffee Eyes Slate House TRENTON (AP) -Mercer County Democratic chairman Richard J. Coffee, a veteran professional politician and administrator, has entered the race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination with a pledge to install a corruption-free administration in the State House. Without mentioning Republican Gov. William T. Cahill by name, Coffee said in a statement released yesterday, T consider the restoration of public confidence in government as the overriding issue cf this campaign." Coffee called a news conference for today to formally announce his bid for the nomination. In his prepared statement, he said he would disclose fully his campaign financing and he implied that Cahill must bear personal responsibility for the conviction on bribery conspiracy charges of former Secretary cf State Paul J. Sherwin. "Everything we raise and everything we spend in this campaign will be reported," said Coffee. "Just as a governor must take the responsibility for everything that happens in his administration, so must a gubernatorial candidate take responsibility for everything that happens in his campaign." Sherwin, a key political advisor and close friend of Cahill, was sentenced to 1 to 2 years in prison on charges he tried to rig a highway contract in exchange for a $10,000 contribution to the Republican party. Cahill, who is expected to announce his candidacy for a second term next month, recently bristled at a newsman's questions and threatened to "punch the nose" of anyone who., questioned his integrity because of Sher-win's conviction. By implication, Coffee also sought to disassociate himself from the previous Democratic administrations of Gov. Richard J. Hughes and Robert B. Meyner. Several leading former Democratic cabinet officers and other officials have been charged with or pleaded guilty to criminal offenses. But he contended that his own 20 year career in politics was free from any taint of corruption. Besides Coffee, others who Real Estate Records Will Be Available rresg State House Bureau TRENTON - Records of real estate sales ratios maintained by county boards of taxation will be available to the public under terms of a bill signed Into law by Gov. William T. Cahill yesterday. The measure makes it clear that such Information is a public record under the 1963 Right to Know law. A statement attached to the bill said citizens now must go to considerable expense to obtain real estate sales information. It said the availability of such information will improve appraisal practices in tax appeal, condemnation and inheritance tax matters. The new law was sponsored by Senate President Alfred N. Beadleston, R-Mon-mouth. Lost and Found on Page 50 j We've got ! what it takes ! LESTER GLENN BUICKOPtL-TOMS RIVlft PRESS, Fri., Jan. 26, 1973 pressed by Superior Court Judge Merritt Lane Jr., who upheld the Council action in .May 1972. The specific action endorsed by Judge Lane and the appeals court is a Council resolution waiving the parking requirements for the senior citizens' project. The suit challenging the resolution had been filed by Deal Gardens Inc. and its president, Nicholas Martini. RICHARD J. COFFEE have formally announced for the Democratic nomination are state Senate minority leader J. Edward Crabiel; Frank Forst, the leader of a union of New Jersey Turnpike employes, and former state Assemblyman Vito A. Albanese. State Sen. Ralph DeRose of Essex County is expected to announce his candidacy shortly'. Coffee, a graduate of Princeton High School who did not attend college, is the owner of Town Finance Co., a small-loan firm. He lives in Lawrence Township and has been chairman of the party in Mercer, a Democratic stronghold, since 1969. He was appointed to the Mercer Freeholder Board in 1955 at the age of 30, the youngest man in the county to serve on the board. He also became the youngest freeholder director in Mercer two years later and served 12 years on the Board. Coffee was in the state Senate from 1967 through 1971 but did not seek reelection, in part because of the death of his 9-year-old daughter in 1970 and partly because he would have been forced to run in a predominantly Republican district that was reshaped by reapportionment. He is also the president of the Mercer County Park Commission and has a reputation of a competent administrator. If elected, Coffee said he would try to build a "responsible majority" in New Jersey by working with "progressive members of both parties." He is regarded as a moderate who has successfully worked with diverse elements in the Democratic party. Coffee said he would go beyond current laws in disclosing his finances. "My financial books will be open end available to the press at regular intervals during the course of the campaign," he said. He also said that, if elected, he would hold a news conference at least once a week. ffa ffo fj rA r? tfa to mjf Jft 9 f T" 4Sparrur2fauif (Urouitt a v mtu iSmim Banquet and Wedding Facilities Sprrial Occasion Bar Milzvahs Pjrl I u K 4 4 ihtb MmbmUi II. 1 Bill frta mtitfc Pert m it . . . . . . . . 4 IT INI IWj u ; J J ( 1 The corporation owns property adjacent to the K i n g s 1 e y Arms. The company contended the Council should have changed the parking requirements by amending the zoning ordinance, thereby giving the public a chance to be heard. Instead, it said, the governing body barred any public comment until after the resolution was passed. In his earlier ruling, Judge Lane said the company had not proved the action of the Council and a similar move bv the Asbury Park Housing Authority to be unreasonable. "Perhaps if I were a member of the Housing Authority I would require parking facilities," the judge said. "But it is not for me to say the Housing Authority and Council were unreasonable. There is a presumption of validity here that has not been overcome." The hotel s being converted by Michael Papa Associates, Waterbury, Conn., into 102 low-income apartments for persons 62 years of age and older. The project is under the control of the Housing Authority, and has been given state and federal approval under the housing and urban development law. Trenton Will Gel U.S. Grant TRENTON (AP) - A proposed pedestrian mall in downtown Trenton will receive a $400,000 federal grant, Gov. William T. Cahill announced yesterday. Cahill said his own personal appeal to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development "beat the recent federal freeze on projects." Trenton city officials estimated that the first phase of the $1.4 million Capital Commons project could get underway by early summer and be largely completed by the 1973 Christmas season. In a statement released by the governor's office, Mayor Arthur J. Holland of Trenton Sitid, that without Cahill's assistance, "I'm convinced we would not have received the money at this time." Holland said the grant would encourage the city council to appropriate Trenton's share of the cost of the project. The mall would stretch along State street, the major thoroughfare in the city, from City Hall to the State House, approximately a mile and a half. Traffic will be rerouted around the mall which will feature open air dining and new brick fronts for shops and office buildings. The downtown area of the city has been losing business in recent years and late in 1972 two movie theatres in the area were closed. The city is expected to contribute $400,000 to the project with the remaining $600,000 coming from federal urban renewal funds. Call NOW . . 775-3800 222-1200 A (I'll V Dank vi r.irc Your all-around bank ff NEW ff JERSEY V! NATIONAL if BANK vv J I ISLAND THREATENED Smoko and volcanic ash billow over the island of Heimaey in Iceland's Westman Islands group yesterday. The tmoke spiral is just above the town on the center of the island. (AP Photo) President's Budget to Call For Cutbacks in Agencies WASHINGTON (AP) -President Nixon's fiscal 1974 budget will call for drastic cutbacks in many of Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society programs, all in the effort of keeping inflation under control. Among the agencies that will be affected by the economy drive is the Office of Economic Opportunity, scheduled to he broken up and its responsibilities placed in other agencies. Others may be melted down, or phased out, through special revenue sharing programs featuring less bureaucratic control from Washington, if Congress concurs. The federal budget is being counted on as an inflation checking tool more this year than in the past two years, when Nixon was trying to get the economy moving again. Nixon's economic officials said the slashing must take place now. If the budget is allowed to get out of control this year, they say, the impact would be felt for years by way of higher prices. The budget is expected to total around $268 billion or $269 billion, an increase of about $19 billion from the current fiscal year. 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It will be one of the tightest budgets in recent years, according to officials in the Office of Management and Budget. Nixon will send the massive document to Congress Monday. Inside the blue and gold cover are cutbacks in funds for housing, health, education and social programs, subsidized publicservice jobs, work training and community services. Also scheduled for trimming are funds for science, technology, space and atomic energy programs. "There will be some screams from the scientific community," said one official. The budget is reported to call for big cuts in health programs, including research programs except those dealing with cancer and heart disease, and hospital construction. The administration has been looking at a 10 per cent cut in federal support for education, including "Title I" funds to help disadvantaged children. The Commerce Department's Economic Develop Kitchens Anywhere NEEDS DELIVERY SERVee 1 Av.) ASBURY PARK SO ment Administration, another program pushed by Johnson, is due for phasing out. Direct loans for rural power systems are no longer being provided. The administration an nounced on Jan. 5 an 18 month moratorium on new subsidized housing programs for low income families. The budget will not call for any funds for new approvals in fiscal 1974, which starts July 1, sources say. Expected to be immune from the cutback is the President's general revnue sharing program, a five year, $30 billion spending program. Many of the cutbacks have been made effective for fiscal 1973, the current year, as Nixon has tried to cut spending by $10 billion to hold the budget to $250 billion. He has done it through impounding funds apprpriated by Congress. "Nature's Gift" a garden indoors An indoor wonder In Sunday Press BUSINESS-INDUSTRY REVIEW A 32-paga supplement explores the state of the economy locally, nationally, Internationally. A comprehensive report on all facets of the area's business picture as 1973 dawns. AN ADDICT RETURNS Morothanaycar and a half ago an Atlantic Highlands young woman left home a helpless reroin addict. Recently, she returned. In an Interview, she tells about her life in a commune and how she managed to return to. reality. ENVIRONMENT The Mid-Atlantic Coastal Region contains much natural wealth. But a Department of Interior study shows that housing and commercial developments are rapidly encroaching on that welath. Also, in a companion Environment Page story, a Press writer tells of spending a weekend with a Neptune Boy Scout troop in the Pine Barrens and what the troop is doing to help preserve the area's natural state. MELANIE INTERVIEWED When she's not touring, singer-composer Melanie likes to relax at ' Rag House," her rustic home in Middle-town Township. In a Design (or Living cover story, the Long Branch native talks about her life, career, and home. For convenient home 2 Farm Bills Signed Press State House Bureau TKKNTON - Two bills aimed at casing the financial burden on farmers were signed into law by Gov. William T. Cahill yesterday. The governor announced the signings in a speech to the closing session of the N.J. Agricultural Convention in the auditorium of the State Museum. One measure exempts farmers and farm markets from the provisions of the 1971 wholesale food licensing act. A statement attached to the bill said the 1971 law has been interpreted to bring farm operations under the jurisdiction of the state Department of Health, as are other wholesale food establishments. But it said this was not the intent of the Legislature, since farmers are already regulated by the state Department of Agrlicul-ture. Among other things, the new law exempts farmes from the fee provisions of the Wholesale Food Licensing Act. The other bill increases the allowable width of trucks used to transport hay or straw over state roadways. Motor vehicle laws restrict the width of trucks and trailers to eight feet. The new law permits another D'i inches of width whenever a vehicle is loaded with hay or straw. The governor said the measure will allow farmers to economically transport these items. In his speech to the farmers, Gov. Cahill repeated his concern over the diminishing number of farmland acres in the state, and said his administration is working on measures to preserve them. He also said he is anxiously awaiting the long-expected report of the Blueprint Commission on the Future of Agriculture in the state. The commission is putting the finishing touches on its report, while checking to see that all of the proposals it is recommending are constitutional. N.Y. Lottery Jan. 25, 1973 976497 Holders of tickets with all six numbers in correct order win $50,000. Holders of tickets with the last five digits in order win $5,000; the last four digits, $500, and the lost three digits, $50. 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