The Kansas City Times from Kansas City, Missouri on December 22, 1953 · Page 3
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Tuesday, December 22, 1953
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THE KANSAS CITY TIMES, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1953. * * * BIG STEP FOR CITY Approval of North Side Park« ing Project Will Lead to $5,250,000 Development. IT IMS I DOUBLE PUBPOSE Work Will Destroy Substandard Buildings and Provide Busi* ness Impetus. Rebuilding Will Be Done by Private Capital After the Land Is Cleared. The North Side parking development, formal approval of which probably will be announced today by the Housing and Washington, will involve an expenditure of SlA million dollars when completed, officials estimated last night. It will be the first such job in Kansas City under the slum clearance and urban redevelopment act, in which the federal government and the city will pay for the cost of acquiring and clearing the land for redevelopment by private capital. Division of the Cost. That cost has been estimated at $1,773,000, of which the federal government will pay two-thirds, or $1,182,000, and the city one third, or $591,000. About 3% million dollars in private capital is expected to be spent ultimately for the land and for construction of parking and other facilities. In addition to ridding the city of substandard buildings, the project will provide the down town district with much-needed parking facilities, a new entrance from the Sixth street expressway (Intercity freeway) and improve tax revenue to the city, county and state from the land itself and from the resulting increase in building and business activities. C. E. Lombardi, chairman of the Land Clearance For Re development Authority of Kansas City, said the agency will start acquiring the land as soon as it receives notice of the approval. Agreements Are Reached./ Forty tracts comprise the site on both sides of Main street, from Sixth to Ninth streets, and the area between Delaware and Baltimore, from Sixth to a point north of Seventh. Owners of most of the tracts have agreed to sell to the authority at reasonable prices, Albert J. Harmon, executive director and counsel for the authority, said. The authority is empowered to start condemnation proceedings for property on which an agreement on price cannot be reached. In condemnation suits, the prices are fixed by a 6-man circuit court jury. Testimony is offered by the property owners and the authority. Harmon said he does not believe the authority will have to obtain more than four or five tracts by condemnation. Among the properties on which THE NEW RACING CZAR OF NEW YORK, George P. Monaghan, was congratulated after his appointment yesterday by Gov. Thomas E. Dewey (right). Monaghan, New York City police commissioner, will take office January 1 as supervisor of the state's harness racing industry. Dewey, a Republican, crossed party lines to appoint Monaghan, an old friend from the governor’s days as racket-busting district attorney, when Monaghan was an assistant—(Wirephoto). agreement has been reached is the Kay hotel at the junction of Ninth, Main and Delaware. The 11-story structure of 200 rooms is to be razed for the widening of Main. A Loan for the Work. The Housing and Home Finance agency will lend the authority $2,235,000 for purchasing and clearing the site. Acquisition of the tracts is expected to require six months. Seventy families and about 500 single persons live in buildings and hotels in the area. The authority will find housing for them. Families who qualify will be moved to low-rent housing projects through co-operation of the Housing Authority of Kansas City. Lombardi said little difficulty is expected in relocating those affected. The seconck step in the development will be the awarding of contracts for razing buildings. Wrecking is expected to be completed and the site made ready for sale in eighteen months to two years. The bidder must agree to develop the land ip accordance with plans already approved by the city plan commission, the authority and the city council. Ninety-eight firms and individuals in the downtown area, headed by James M. Kemper, chairman of the Downtown committee have organized the North Side Redevelopment corporation capitalized at 2 million dollars, for the purpose of bidding for development of the project. A total of $1,600,000 of the stock ias been subscribed or sold. A Double Purpose, Kemper said members of the corporation look upon the project as one which should stabilize downtown property values and stimulate business and development of the area. ' After the area has been cleared and Main street has been widened, a 6-story, 1,000- car parking building is expected to be the first such facility con­ structed. The probable location is on the ealst side of Main be tween Eighth and Ninth, with the north section of the building extending east to Walnut. The cost has been estimated at 1 million dollars. Other multiple parking areas and ground parking facilities will follow. Members of the city plan commission technical staff, the city welfare department and other officials have been aiding the redevelopment authority in preparing the plan and obtaining cost estimates. Besides Lombardi, other members of the redevelopment authority are Max Skeer, vice- chairman; Jo Zach Miller III; Ray Niles and Robert L. Mehornay, jr. The members are appointed by the mayor under authority of a city ordinance and a state redevelopment act. • ----------------------------------ROBBERY AT MILK STATION. FLIER DOWN IN PACIFIC NAVY PLANE WITH TEN ABOARD IS LONG OVERDUE. Lieut. Milton Kay WTalsh, Son of Mrs. E. L. Walsh. 2 East Sixty-Second, Is a Crew Member. Two Men Take $321 and Force Clerk Into Refrigerator. Two men took $321 in a holdup last night at the Williams Drive- in Milk station, 3701 East Twelfth street. Dean Helliker, 15. of 1033 Mon roe avenue, a clerk, was alone in the store when two men entered. One pointed a pistol at him and demanded money. They forced Helliker into a walk-in re frigerator, but he was able to open the door from the inside after they fled. A similar robbery occurred at the store December 1, when Helliker and Mrs. Thomas Williams, 1111 Monroe avenue, wife of the owner, were shut in the refrigerator. START ON EDUCATION HUB. Washington, Dec. 21. (AP)— Work began today on clearing the site for the first unit of the new 5-million-dollar education center to be built here by the National Education association. Canada, Brazil and Sweden consume more than a ton of fuel wood per capita in a year. The navy announced yesterday that a Kansas City man was aboard an R4D transport plane which disappeared Sunday in the Guam area of the Western Pacific while on a flight looking for another plane, lost since Wednesday. He is Lieut. Milton Kay Walsh, 30, husband of Mrs. Betty Kerr Walsh, Palo Alto, Calif., formerly of Kansas City. His mother, Mrs. Edward L. Walsh, lives at 2 East Sixty-second street. Ten crew members were on the plane, which has not been heard from since it went out to look for the other craft. Lieutenant Walsh attended Southwest high school and Junior college before he enlisted in the navy in World War 11. He has been in the service eleven years. In World War II he was a flier based at Attu in the Aleutians. He has a 5-year- old daughter, Peggy Jean Walsh, Palo Alto. A sister of the lieutenant, Mrs. E. Albert Aisenstadt, lives at 1204 West Sixty-seventh street. His wife’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Kerr, 1120 East Seventy-fifth street terrace. Othes listed as being on board the transport: Lieut. Comdr. Donald D. Worden, son oí Mr. and Mrs. William Ralph Worden of Stewartsville, Mo. Kenneth John Schmitz, chief aviation machinist’s mate, son of Mrs. Mary Helen Schmitz. San Diego. Thomas Theodore Lillie, chief aviation electronlcsman, son of Mr. Ernest Lillie of El Reno, Ok. William Boykin Jenkins, aviation machinist’s aiate, first class, son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Jenkins, Atlanta. Hollis Mimhell Burks, parachute rigger, first class, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mitchell Burks, Huntsville. Ala. Edward Prank Geis, aviation elec­ tronlcsman. second class, son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Geis, Dos Palos, Calif. Marion Leon Carpenter, aviation machinist’s mate, third class, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Gordon Carpenter. Bessemer City, N. C. Billie Edward Hall, avi*.tlon machinist’s mate, third class, son of Mrs. Everett Hall, Amarillo, Tex. Douglas Anthony Anderlini, airman. son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Louis Anderlini, St. Louis. FREE RIDE FOR SOME MAIL. Man Wants All Christmas Cards to Reach Destinations. Grand Prairie, Tex., Dec. 21. (AP)—A Grand Prairie man walked into the post office today and asked Roy Childs, assistant postmaster, whether any Christmas cards had been mailed without stamps. Sure, about 200, Childs said. The man thought a while. “Come to think of it,” he said, “I believe I mailed a card myself last week and forgot to stamp it.” He pulled out a $5 bill and handed it to Childs. “Here,” he said, “I guess this ought to cover the postage for those cards and make it a Merry Christmas to some people.” — « ------------------BA. 5500! Direct line to Star Want Ad DeDt. So easy! So fast! Just dial BA. 5500.—Ailv. ____________ BOOTS “Stormy Weather” Protection for the ENTIRE FAMILY For DAD Four Buckle Boot in Black Sizes 6-13 5.95 Boy’s Sizes ii'3 .«II* 5*45 3Vf€ .... 5.95 Also zipper styles. 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