The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin on January 7, 1962 · Page 6
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The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 6

Racine, Wisconsin
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Sunday, January 7, 1962
Page 6
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f Cites Park Need in Racine Area By Boh Herman Jourrial'Times Staff The growing Racine metropolitan area basically requires more wooded, scenic areas, according to a report by City Planner Floyd Carlson. Carlson recommended the acquisition of three areas near Racine totaling 4101^ acres. His report said more open areas would provide for "picknicking, camping, hik>- ing, nature study and the general enjoyment of the out-of- doors." Open Space Vanishing The report was prepared for Mayor Jack H. Humble. It said the Racine metropolitan area—the county area east of Interstate 94—had a 1960 population of 113,413 but will show gains to about 148,000 within 20 years. A land use survey indicated that by 1980, the amount of developed land will be more than double the present developed area. "In other words," according to the report, "over the next 20 years, more land will be developed than the community has used in its growth since incorporation as a city in 1848." Carlson noted a statement by Gov. Gaylord Nelson that open spaces within cities in the populous part of the state have disappeared. "As the rural land around them is rapidly consumed by suburban development, their people are isolated farther and farther from outdoor recreation areas," the governor said. Eye State Aids Carlson's report noted that the new 10-year, $50 million resource development and outdoor recreation program adopted by the Legislature permits state aids of up to 50 per cent to municipalities such as the City of Racine and Racine County to acquire open space land or rights in land. Federal aids are also avail- Charge Wife with Murder PHOENIX —(Special) —A murder charge has been filed here against a Phoenix woman in the fatal slaying of Frank Lindsay Eager, 48, son of a former Racine businessman and lodge leader, the late Col. John G. Eager. Named in the felony complaint was Mrs. Mary Martha Eager, 42, who police contend shot and killed her husband in early December. Frank Eager was born in Racine where his father owned and operated a laundry before moving to Phoenix in 1927, to open a laundry there. The son had been in business with his father. Both Eagers were active in the Moose. Col. Eager headed the Racine lodge for 10 years and was a former president of the Wisconsin Moose organization. He was a regional director for Arizona and New Mexico before his death in May, 1960. The son, Frank, had been a governor of the! Phoenix lodge and was hon-j ored with the Pilgrim Degree, highest in the order. 76 MILLION CARS Motor vehicle registrations are expected to reach 76 million for 1961, with passenger cars accounting for 631/2 niil- lion, and trucks and buses the rest. Manufacturers of automotive products helped advertise their wares with a $196.7 million national expenditure in daily newspapers in-1960. able to acquire open space ancj undeveloped land. The three areas Carlson recommended as possible for park and recreation purposes include two riverside sites and one along the Lake Michigan shores. They are; 1. An area of 350 acres with 6,300 feet of Lake Michigan frontage which is located one-half mile south of tfie Milwaukee County Line and extends south for one mile; 2. A 3514 acre area along the Root River at Horlick Dam, north of Highway 38; 3. A 70 acre area on the Root River's south side, just east of Highway 38. Proposes State Park Carlson suggested the lakefront site, serving the Racine, Milwaukee and Kenosha areas, be considered as a state park. "Beach property as close to the metropolitan centers as these areas will soon be out of public ownership unless steps are soon taken to commence acquisition," said Carlson. "The interesting, scientific aspects of the lake coast are many. The gravel and sand beaches that are existent many feet above the present lake level, and the wave-cut cliffs and terraces present in many places, are remnants of the ancient shorelines of the glacial Great Lakes." Historic Significance "The area is wooded, with Dam site "is of historic significance. In 1835 William See built a saw mill at the rapids near what is now Horlick's Dam. The area is wooded, with good access from State Highway 38. It has wonderful possibility for picnicking, nature study, boating, skating and swimming." Urges River Parkways Carlson recommended that there be no intensive development of low-lying areas along streams. Parkways along streams, he said, "protect the natural beauty of our water courses, control pollution and prevent encroachment on the flood plains of the rivers by providing attractive potential residence sites bordering these scenic waterways. As increasing urbanization provides faster run-off of storm water into streams, he said, "natural flood plains become increasingly important as temporary reservoirs in the protection of the community." "If flood plains along all major streams in the southeastern part of Wisconsin were built upon, the ultimate cost of blasting and dredging to provide flood protection would run into hundreds of thousands of dollars." 21 Other States Now Have Sales, Income Tax Setup MADISON —m— It won't make the paying any easier, but Wisconsin residents will have lots of company next nionth when they begin meeting both sales taxes and income taxes. A total of 22 states—including Wisconsin — have adopted both forms of taxa­ tion to meet spiraling government costs. Statistics made available by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, a private agency, show the state also joins 23 others in embracing a paycheck withholding method of collecting income taxes. Wisconsin's 3 per cent sales tax on selected items begins Feb. 1. So does withholding, based on rates one per - cent higher than they were in 1961. All Have Some Wisconsin's swing to a sales tax cuts to 13 the number of states able to avoid the levy. On the other hand, residents of 19 states still are free of a state income tax. Ail states levy some tax on motor vehicles, gasoline, alcoholic beverages and cig- arets. But the amounts vary widely. Alabama puts a $3 fee on registering the family car. Texas uses a weight-of-ve- hicle system that can run the cost to $30. Wisconsin auto owners all pay $16. Levies Vary Gasoline taxes range from three cents a gallon in Missouri to seven cents in 15 states. Wisconsin and 17 other states collect six. Beer taxes start at 50 cents a barrel and go to $1.50 in several states. Wisconsin RACINE SUNDAY BULLETIN Jan. 7, 1962 Sec. 1, Vag ^f. gets $1 a barrel. Liquor taxes range from 50 cents to $2 a gallon, with Wisconsin consumers paying the top figure. Cigaret taxes vary from two to eight cents a pack. Wisconsin smokers pay six. .• ' Serving'-R'^cjne Si^pce' 1898'v.' . ' Store Hours Monday 9:30 A.M. 'til 9:00 at night JANUARY WHITE SALE on Monument .Squarfe- OUR GREATEST BLANKET SALE! GIA]\T SIZE 100% VIRGIN ACRILA]\ Our Best Selling 12.99 Blanket ^^^^ 12.99 66"x90" 80"x90" Reg. 14.99 10.99 • Chfmilrifia'i r«|tf T.M.'l tot ,U ((rylic fiber (Jioicc of Five Fashion Coloi's • Snow While • Shell Pink e Azure Blue « Leaf Green • Riviera Beige By PeppereU-tliP only hhinhet ivith these exclusive features: • Marvelok Weave for greater warmth, less shrinkage, deep dense even nap, longer wear. • Napguard finish for less pilling, loss malting, less shredding. • 7 inch nylon binding, lasts the life of Ihe hhinkot • Lightweight, yet wanner than heavier hlanUols. 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