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The Roanoke Times from Roanoke, Virginia • Page 4

The Roanoke Times from Roanoke, Virginia • Page 4

The Roanoke Timesi
Roanoke, Virginia
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our THE ROANOKE TIMES ROANOKE VIRGINIA: TUESDAY MORNING SEPTEMBER 20 1949 Council Supervisors Approve Split Of County ABC und City Gets $17500 SOCIAL PLANNERS Continued Electric Power Industry Growth Sought TO MAKE STUDY in beginning City Tax Rate to Be Hiked By 16 Cents Council Votes the with our Are Convicted Of DriviniET Jacksonville Daytona Beach Arlanrtft Vrn Rpnrh Wpst Palm MUCH MORE! IS WORTH SO I I City Manager Proposes Storerooms VIRGINIA THE BANK 4 STATE I I DE BANK 1 Member ederal Deposit Insurance Corporation I the per the the both men Art with were they the OPTI MRS MEET TONIGHT Mrs Arthur Kastendlke will be the guest speaker at the monthly dinner meeting of the Optl Mrs tonight at 6:30 at the Patrick Henry Hotel Mrs Mitchell will give the in vocation 769 in realty taxes and $14366 on personal property A 15 cent increase would have brought in but $130994 on the basis of collection percentages leaving a deficit of $10897 to be made up from the general fund The table as given to Council also indicated what would be pro duced by increases of 21 or 22 cents in the event the body elected which it did not to make the figure sufficient to take care of the annexation bonds as well An increase of 21 cents or 88 per cent would have fallen short of the necessary $199523 to meet all the issues by $16131 and a 22 cent boost would have fallen $7398 short TO SPEAK AT SAVANNAH Clem Johnston a director of the United States Chamber of Commerce will speak to the Sa vannah Ga Chamber at its an nual meeting Oct 13 al at probably be the largest in country May Stay Lighted is proposed that the non Sept 19 of the will hold tomorrow the town LIONS TO SEE MOVIE A motion picture made by Kroger Co Keep a Good Steak will be shown to the Salem Lions Club at its bi monthly dinner meeting tonight at Longwood a The City proposal came in discussing the possibil ity of widening Salem Ave two feet on each side of the street Owens said this cannot be done because of the underground rooms which he declared own ers ought to be forced get back on their own McCorkindale Jr one of the Commission members present said he thinks this practice should be prohibited in the future but like other mem bers argued that the property owners were given nermisison in their building permits for these understreet vaults the City Manager held they were being allowed to use public property only by suffer ance and held they do not have Division Worked Out by Whittle Whitescarver whether bond issue for the sewer service and to many sections Businessman Collects $45248 On Long Shots MELBOURNE Australia Sept 19 (UP) Dedman an Aus tralian businessman picked five long shots to win at the elming ton track near here Saturday and won 20200 Australian pounds ($45248) from an original two pound bet On one race he placed eight 1000 pound bets at 100 to 8 odds Today he arrived at the main 'club with a body guard to collect his winnings I I ments This bank can help you your 7 home and serve you as an interested under standing and experienced partner in your plans This bank can enable you to benefit by paying cash for your home improvements The money is available immediately without any red tape or long delay You can repay your loan in cohve nient monthly amounts to suit your particular needs over a period as long as 36 months Every loan is handled confidentially and you will be pleased with the interested thoughtful service you will find at this bank The Bank of Virginia has served literally tens of thousands of Virginians in home modernize tion loans and we will welcome the opportunity to serve you Come in today it illuminated actually three stars in one be lighted only on special occasions but some mem bers of Council took the position that it should be lighted every night In connection with this project the RMA is working on plans for smaller stars to help decorate the downtown section at Christmas Mr Henebry said it was the plan of the group to erect the star on the site of the former observation tower but Councilman Hunter reminded that the City has plans to build another tower to afford unobstructed view of Roanoke and surrounding areas He was told by Mr Henebry that such a project had been talked ever since the City acquired Mill Mountain and nothing had been done but are going to do Roy Kinsey a sign manufac turer exhibited a drawing of the star which would have three neon tubes The adornment would be visible from all sections of the City except part of Garden City he related Asked about building it so it could be seen from all di rections Mr Kinsey said the star could be duplicated and the sec ond unit set back to back the first Children's Needs Will Be Taken Up by Group MERCHANTS PLAN MOUNTAIN STAR a continuing right to use of public property During the short meeting the Commission called a public hearing for Monday night Oct 24 on a petition to rezone the 34 acre Moomaw property tract from general residence to com mercial so that it can be de velopment into an: amusement park for swimming boating and fishing' The matter had been referred to the Commission by City Council The Commission re ceived a petition from home owners in the area objecting to the rezoning The Commission did rezone four lots on Wilkins St to light industry There already are a number of shops in the area ROANOKE first Street Church Avenue Hzsiskt President RICHMOND PETERSBURG NEWPORT NEWS PORTSMOUTH NOROLK Man Stabbed Badly Hurt Negro Is Held Police 'are holding Howard Dud ley a 21 year old Negro on a charge of cutting Ernest Six of Saturday night while he and three companions were drink ing beer Six is in critical condition at Lewis Gale Hospital His right lung was punctured Police said Six and three com panions two of them women attacked by Dudley while were drinking beer beside railroad tracks in Northeast Piedmont Gets State Permit to Operate RICHMOND Sept 19 Piedmont Aviation Inc today was granted permission by the State Corporation Commission to oper ate intrastate service in Virginia The points to be served by the airline will include Norfolk New port News Lynchburg Roanoke Richmond and Danville The main office the company which ready operates interstate isVinston Salem Eastern Would Serve Toledo and Columbus Eastern Air Lines has applied to the Civil Aeronautics Board for authority to serve Toledo and Columbus Ohio on its Detroit Miami route according to Capt Eddie Rickenbacker president and general manager The new service using Douglas DC 3 Douglas four engined Sky masters and new type Lockheed Constellation airplanes would the two Ohio cities with Charleston Va Roanoke Charlotte Columbia Savannah and Brunswick Ga Two Boys Arrested Loot Is Recovered two policewomen yesterday arrested two youngsters and recovered a bushel basket full of loot taken in a recent series of automobile breakins The policewomen Mrs Hazel Garst and Mrs Rosa A Smith picked the two boys up neter the baseball park By late afternoon they had recovered a camera exposure meter wrenches and a quantity of other stuff reportedly taken from cars Dept Capt rank Webb said the two boys were placed in the detention home last night The investigation has not been com pleted the detective indicated "Besides convenience added to the actual dollar value of my This is the kind of comment you hear these days from home owners as they prepare for the winter and for the years ahead Home modernization is an investment in property an investment in better living Needed repairs now can save much more costly expense later A new heating system painting re wiring an extra bathroom insulation weathers tripping and storm windows can make your home pleas? ant and comfortable when the rains and snowfl of winter come And as you sit snugly by your own fire secure from the weather outside you can enjoy the peace of mind and security of wise financial arrange A recommendation to give fur ther consideration to children who do not come to the attention of juvenile court was passed at a meeting of the Social Planning Council yesterday afternoon The Council also recommended that the section of the Councilbe requested to make a further study of tie needs of chil dren for protective services which will help prevent the need for court action Result of Study The recommendations resulted from a study of neglected chil dren last spring Mrs Joseph Engleby Jr is chairman of the section Three committees were ap pointed at yesterday's meeting Edmund Goodwin Mrs James Izard and Mrs Grattan Lind sey Jr were appointed to work with the budget committee to re view personnel practices within the community fund agencies Mrs Robert Daniels Mrs A Woodrum Jr and Mrs Robert Lynn were appointed as a com mittee to confer with civic organ izations that have welfare pro grams to attempt to coordinate these programs with the welfare work of the Council A committee to work with dis placed persons in the community will be headed by Mrs Joseph Cohn MEET CALLED The Committee of 100 or Prog ress will not hold its Thursday night meeting this week' Col Lucian Booth chairman: said today Roankoe is going to get more than $17000 from Roanoke Coun ty as the City's half year share of ABC profits for the area an nexed last Jan 1 By resolution adpoted yester day City Council approved the division of profits as worked out by City Attorney Ran Whittle and urman Whitescarver attorney for the (Roanoke Coun ty Board of Supervisors The Board also gave its ap proval to the profit division at its regular session during the afternoon As approved bv the two bodies Roanoke will get $1757142 This represents $1637080 in liquor profits distributed recently by the ABC Board and $119862 in wine and beer tax Divided by Board The profits are divided by the ABC Board on a fiscal year basis whereas the City and County operate on a calendar basis Profits are distributed by ABC Board to localities on a capita basis predicated on 1940 census In computing share of the profits due the City by the County from the recent distribution the attorneys cal culated that on the basis of the 1940 census 823377 persons were residing in the area annexed by the City at the beginning of this year It was estimated that the City acquired a population increase of just under 16000 when it took in the new territory Tn other actions Council: Received from Citv Manager Arthur Owens a report on a conference last week by Library Board Chairman Rivinus and Architect Eubank rela tive to plans for the library He said he met again yesterday morning with the architect and would submit another report next Monday By resolution approved the agreement made by the Norfolk and Western Railway to pay one third of the cost of a survey looking to nossible elimination of the traffic bottleneck at the main Jefferson St crossing Placed on first reading an ordinance accepting the offer of Boynton and others to con vey land to the City for opening of Creston Ave over a new route in exchange for a small tract ly ing between the present segments Council was told the cost of this would be about $500 more than opening the street on its present line Elected Tour new members to the Committee of 100 for Progress to fill vacancies Those chosen were Walter Nelson John PChockley and Swanson Clean Streets On Sundays Is Aim of Owens Tire downtown side walks are going to be free of dirt and trash on Sundays if City Manager Arthur Owens has his way about it going to purchase a small' sweeper unit which in effect is nothing more than an over grown vacuum' cleaner City Council yesterday au thorized transfer of $650 from the repairs appropriation of the refuse collection and disposal ac count to equipment purchaseso as to provide the sweeper The City Manager said he had witnessed demonstration of the device he is going to buy and found the machine satisfactory Asked by a newsman if he intended using the sweeper only on Sundays the City Manager said that was right give us a good excuse to make the merchants sweep their walks week he ob served To be sure that all walks are free of dirt he plans to assign one or two men to go ahead of the machine and sweep wind blown paper and dirt out of doorways Christiansburg Having Today CHRISTIANSBURG (Special) The voters town of Christiansburg a bond issue election to determine shall float a extension of water lines within the corporation two bond issues will total the sum of $125000 being a $62 000 bond issue for the water system and a $63000 bond issue for the sewerage collection sys tem the bonds carrying a rate of interest not to exceed to 3 1 2 per cent interest and it is pro posed that they shall be self liquidating to be paid for out of the revenue of the water and sewer lines The polling booths will be in the east jury room adjoining the court room on the second floor of the County courthouse The polls will be open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm and the voting is limited to the citizens of town OR BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY Pictured above is the combination restaurant and serv ice station at the Bluffs which will remain open this fall for the convenience of autumn tour ists on the Blue Ridge Parkway Now Serving 160450 Customer Accounts IlNlVdfrlS 40600 36250 54200 SAVINGS ACCOUNTS CHECKING ACCOUNTS IOAN ACCOUNTS Cites Great Advance An official of the General Elec tric Co Huether told some 300 company executives from nine Southern states that the greatest advance was in the di rection of power generation turbines for the gen eration of steam power have con tinued their steady he said At the same afternoon session of the conference Miller senior corrosion engineer Ebasco Services dnc recommended the use of corrosion engineers to de tect corrosion and thereby make savings in Operations and mainte nance Losses in electric power through transmission systems were ex plained by Myers of the Ala ba ma Power Co At the earlier session of the conference Marquis Ameri can Gas and Electric Service Co engineer called the present ex pansion the greatest in the his tory of the country In a paper read by White Appalachian Electric Power Co district manager for Roanoke Marquis said the present great need was for transmission He predicted the present ex pansion will continue A Westinghouse Electric Corp sales chief Kersh showed in a second paper that electric power in this country increased from 128 to 282 billion kilowatt hours between 1939 and 1948 Kersh added that a forecast by his company estimates a jump to 443 billion kwh in 1949 Alabama Man Presides Robinson vice president of Alabama Power Co Birming ham is presiding over the two day conference at Hotel Roanoke McMeekin president of South Carolina Electric and Gas Co Columbia and president of the Southeastern Electric Ex change spoke at luncheon Other morning speakers were Wood executive vice presi I Lewis Boy Elected A ederation Head Officers were elected at a BRB ederation meeting of the uture armers of America in Buchanan last night rancis Gibson retir ing president of the Andrew Lewis "A was chosen president of the ederation which is comprised of A units at Andrew Lewis Montvale Buchanan Eagle Rock incastle and Troutville High Schools in Roanoke Bedford and Botetourt Counties Other officers named were: vice president Calvin Armentrout incastle secretary loyd Mark ham Buchanan treasurer Burton Troutville reporter Homer Simmons Eagle Rock sentinel Roger Grant Montvale and adviser Coffman Mont vale 1 ederation plans for the year will be completed at the next 1 meeting at Eagle Rock In October Erection al High Point Is Approved by Council famed Mill Moun tain is going to get an adorn ment that its promoters hope will bring this novel attraction within the bounds even greater publicity City Council yesterday grant ed authority to the Roanoke Merchants Association to erect a huge star at a high point on the Mountain The request was made by Leo Henebry a member of a RMA committee who said the star standing about 100 feet high will the Roanoke't Laracit INEST Cuitom Cort RUG UPHOLSTERY CLEANING complete service: Rug binding bringing remodeling re weaving RUG DYtlNG relaying wall to wall shampooing storage converting eld rugs into new ELTON Dial 3 4190 Convenient Prompt Insured Service i A 'ML 4 Salem Players Slate Tryouts for Tomorrow The Salem Community Players will hold tryouts for their fall presentation Night of Jan Wednesday night at 8 at the Longwood Carriage House All Salem residents Interested in taking part were urged to at tend the casting session since an unusually large cost is required Herbert Harris president of the drama group said production dates have not been set ACTION RESULT ANNEXATION Layoffs by Are Expected Soon The latest UMW coal mine walkout is expected to mean layoffs soon for many Norfolk and Western Railway workers Although no official word was given by company officials on the exact number of peo ple who will be put out of work it was admitted that coal shut downs usually mean layoffs Seventy four per cent of freight traffic last year was coal Every mine on the was I closed yesterday morning Hobby Classes Begin At YWCA on Oct 4 A series of hobby classes ranging from art to will be held at the YWCA Oct 4 The classes open to and women will be: Miss Nina Smith in charge bridge and canasta under the super vision of Mrs Robert Mason: and millinery and sewing conducted by Mrs McCandless Spanish classes will also be conducted a series of book reviews will be given and dancing will be taught On Oct 4 at the a adult open with dancing and various other kinds of recrea tion will be held for young adults Information about the open house and the hobbies may be obtained by calling the YWCA office Hundred dollar fines 30 day suspended jail sentences were im posed in Traffic Court yesterday on two defendants charged with drunken driving Defendants were Claude Jus tis 37 and Clarence Austin 21 Negro both of Roanoke Justis also was fined five dollars for driving without a permit Austin was fined $15 for reckless driving and failure to have a permit Two defendants in Roanoke County Trial Justice Court on drunken driving charges were also 7 fined $100 and given 30 day sus pended jail sentences 1 Defendants in the court at 7 Salem were Hugh Martin 19 Roa will speak on welfare practices in noke and Harold Wilford Bolt the United States in relation to 7 nott 27 Route 2 Boones Mill the work in those countries (Continued from Page One) rived at this figure on assumption tactual collections would be $103 that no changes will be made in license rates Just what the requested appro priations will be City Manager Arthur Owens did not hazard a guess but he assured Council that it was reasonable to assumethey will not be less than had been asked for this year This revised appropria tions stand at $6300000 and some sources suspect that the tentative budget may approach $7000000 Mr Owens explained that all department requests are in except that of the School Board which he said had informed him it would have ready by about Oct 1 He said the' school budget may Increase $300000 next year over this figure pointing out that the new Monroe Junior High School is in operation In addi tion the City nas six additional schools acquired in the annexa 3 tion program Vice Mayor Edwards in offer Ing the ordinance to increase the tax rate declared there is "no use kidding ourselves we operate without the W01 Be Hard Year He told his colleagues that the City must practice economy next year which will be a hard year but some improvement may be ex pected in 1951 Mr Edwards emphasized that the public was advised in advance of the bond election that if nec essary Council would raise the tax rate sufficient to carry the bond charges or in proportion to the Inability to meet such charges from the general fund Mr Yates employed four dif ferent percentage increases in setting up his calculations to meet the debt charges all based on the 1949 assessed values of $69797 624 for real estate $13494978 for public service corporations and $12089352 in personal property He explained that in the year the taxes are assessed only 9292 per cent of realty taxes are col lected and 7427 per cent of per 5 sonal levies while public service levies are paid in full A 16 cent increase will mean an Increase in the levy of $152611 but on the basis of collection per centages the actual collections would be only $139727': falling 7 Abort of the needed sum by $2165 Broken down the increase will be $111676 in real estate: $21591 for public service corporations and $19342 on personal property but vrianQO vero xavaciit wcou idim Beach and Miami la and San Juan' Garber Will Address Welfare Conference Welfare practices in socialized countries will be discussed by Dr Merlin Garber pastor of Cen tral Church of the Brethren at the monthly meeting of the Roa noke Welfare Luncheon Confer ence today at 12:30 o'clock at the ywca a 77 7 Dr Garber was a special repre sentative of the Church of the Brethren in a tour of some twelve foreign countries last summer He Methods of keeping alive what is probably the greatest growth the electric power industry in the history of this country were discussed yesterday afternoon by experts from the engineering and construction section of the Southeastern Electric Exchange dent for Virginia Electric and Power Co Richmond who spoke on employe training1: and Miller vice president and general manager of Duke Power Co Char lotte Miller gave an address on control of operating costs I Whitefield AEPCO di vision manager welcomed the visiting utility executives The meeting will end today And Vaults Under Streets Be Closed Lily Manager Arthur Owens last night proposed that the City Planning Commission recommend to City Council that business firms with vaults and storerooms under the streets be forced to close them But the a three Commission members present did not agree with the City Manager who said he plans to take the matter up with City Council st the next meeting The City Manager who is a member of the Commission said he made the motion for the in what may develop into a far reaching controversy 1 A number of business firms and stores have rooms extend ing out under the streets They were approved along with bulld ln plan77 7 4 I Ar' '''A' Or Wyj A VA i 1.

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