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Magic City Free Press (Newspaper) - June 8, 1972, Moberly, Missouri Vol 3 No 17 Key Clubbers Distributing Smile Buttons Moberly Key Club members continued their distribution of I'm Proud of Moberly buttons and packets today as an accomodation to the Moberly Area Chamber ot Commerce A proclamation has been signed by Mayor Charles W Carter declaring Friday as I'm Proud of Moberly Day The C of C office has received word that William Lowe president of the United States Chamber of Commerce from Mexico will speak on Free of C President's Banquet at the Moberly High School on June 20 Lowe is making the appearance on e tight time schedule returning to the United States on June 18 from a trip to Japan Larry Weller C of C manager reports that more than 300 tickets have been reserved tor the banquet Chairman Named for Annual Renick Fair for Renick Fair com- at a meeting in the Renick Park Monday night at which Ar- thur Muehe fair board president was in charge They Baby Ruth Windsor Mrs Velma Spurling and Mrs lola Coons Queen Helen Prange and Mrs Linda Rutledge Pet show and bicycle Ralph Lingo and Mrs James Palmer In charge of food procurement and services will be Guy Cottingham The fair will be held Aug 12 The next meeting will be at the park at 8 p.m June 15 Magic City Free Press Moberly Missouri Thursday June 8 1972 10 Pages Sales Tax Is Proposed for Moberly Art Group Has Building Members and patrons of the Little Dixie Art Association worked last night on a building at West Reed street over Sparks Realty in the former headquarters of the Carpenters Local they have secured for an art workshop From left are I.E Byrum Mrs Jim Bomleny Miss Becky Howell and Mrs J.K Clohessy Kneeling is Mrs Marvin Busch and in the far right corner is Mrs Byrum The workshop to be open to the public sponsored by the Art Association with financial and professional support from several Moberly businesses and junior college and high school art instructors Stan Caywood and Ed Miller will be a place enthusiasts can work on various aspects of visual art Mrs Bomleny and Mrs Clohessy workshop project chairmen said the building will be used by chi and youth as well as adults and club members as a place to further their art interests It is hoped to have the workshop ready for use in about two weeks Staff Photo Survey Puts Morris Ahead In Randolph ST LOUIS AP According to a Democrat Jackson County Prosecuting Atty Joseph P In a formidable challenger to Democratic gubernatorial Blackwell of Hillsboro The survey shows Teasdale leading Blackwell in two of four areas in eastern Missouri tested and tied with him in a third Areas from which more than sample ballots were obtained were the Airport Township in St John and Jefferson Township in Brentwood St Louis County Cape Girardeau County and Randolph County Moberly Lt Gov William Morris led only in Randolph County on the survey with Teasdale second and Blackwell third Teasdale led Blackwell narrowly in Cape Girardeau County was tied with well in Jefferson and was third behind and Edward L Dowd of St Louis in Airport Township State Auditor Christopher Kit Bond according to the survey has an over- whelming edge among Republican gubernatorial candidates Alabama Gov George Wallace and South Dakota Sen George McGovern each led two of the areas surveyed among Democratic presidential candidates Area Methodist Ministers Are Returned to Posts A proposal for a one cent city sales tax to be placed on the August primary ballot will be prepared in the form of an to be read at he next regular meeting of the city council on June 19 The 1 meeting will serve as a public hearing for the proposal This announcement was made by Moberly Mayor Charles W Carter just before the adjournment of the council Monday night The council was made aware through a budget message prepared by City Manager Paul Walker that tax funds available from present sources will only carry out operations in on the same inadequate level that they are now being accomplished Two major projects under consideration for the past year by the council have Construction of a central fire and police headquarters a residential fire station and two new gallon fire trucks Separation of the city's combined sanitary and storm sewer system Walker in a memorandum to the council proposed a city sales tax over a period to finance the two projects He cited the use of the sales tax by 70 cities in Missouri and estimated that the yearly increase here would be from to Under his proposal the tax would be collected by the merchants and the State Department of Revenue and be rebated back to the city by the state Walker prepared estimates of the cost of the two major projects he proposed the city undertake if voters approve the sales tax These estimates are as Purchase of ground for new fire and police headquarters at northeast corner of Coates and Construction of central building to houft the two Purchase of ground for fire station No 2 at site to be determined Construction of No 2 Purchase of two new gallons per minute fire All area Methodist ministers were returned to their pastorates Friday at the close of the annual Missouri East Annual Conference in Fayette Retiring Bishop Eugene M Frank presided at his last United Methodist Annual Conference and ordained his son Thomas Edward Frank as a deacon in the United ministry during vices at Central Methodist College He was among 15 young men ordained during sessions of the Missouri East an- conference which began Tuesday May 30 Total cost of fire and police building and The second project involving the separation of storm and sanitary sewers throughout the city would cost The council will call a work session between now and the June 19 meeting to go over the proposed city budget for Pointing up the need for more adequate sewer facilities in Moberly was Dr J H Byland 1520 Fisk avenue who appeared before the council Id complain about the pollution present in a creek that runs through his property Dr Byland said the situation was getting worse and asked that the city do something to alleviate the situation Also appearing before the council was Mrs Betty Heller A public hearing was held on her request for a special permit to establish a one operator beauty shop at 414 Betty avenue The council deferred action until the legality of granting he permit to a location where a house has not been built is determined The council promised a decision on the request by the next council meeting The council passed a resolution honoring retiring Police Officer James J Westlake recognizing his service from July 1938 to June 4 1972 Mayor Carter read the resolution congratulated and praised Westlake for his long service to the city and a standing council ovation was corded him Present for the ceremony honoring Westlake were Police Chief James Lebermann Assistant Chief Frank Redding Capt Clifford Dennis Lt Billie Pollard Sgt William Patterson and Deputy Sheriff Amos Magruder James Todd appeared before the council on behalf of the Spartan Stadium Building Committee to report that in the con- struction of the new football field at the high school plans that had called for the use of a plastic waterline had come into conflict with the building code Todd explained the pipe was for the sprinkling of the football field His request for having an exception made was referred to the city staff Other action of the council was as Hulen was authorized to relocate a on Maple Drive A letter was read from the Highway Department in which it was stated thai a cold mix would be laid on Old Route EE East Logan when New Route EE is of- opened An ordinance was passed vacating a portion of Old Highway 24 so Randolph can make an addition on the Colonial Inn A resolution was passed appointing the city manager as of funds on a sewer improvement grant An appropriations ordinance was passed The council authorized the release of funds to Wick Homes for dealing with a drainage problem on its property instead of using the funds for street improvement A motion was approved to have an prepared for acceptance of the final plat of the subdivision of Lot 26 of Parkwood Estates Approved was the placement of oil tanks of the MFA Oil Co on land north of MFA elevator and east of the elevator subject to specified conditions Lloyd James whose term had expired on the Park Board was reappointed for three years Approved were the following beer and liquor Five per cent package Missouri Oil Co Jackson Market Safeway Van's IGA and Wayne's IGA Package Liquor Side Liquor Store Roosevelt Tobacco Store Moose Lodge Urban Liquor Store Five per cent retail Bar Budweiser Lunch Box and Ulrich Cafe Wholesale and Co The council was informed that 10 bid proposals are under consideration for the construction of the high rise project for the elderly and that from the ten proposals three will be sent on to the Housing and Urban Development office at St Louis for its decision on Paint Parking Stalls City workmen Harold left and Mike Burton renew street striping on North Williams street In front of The Moberly The work Is done on Sundays when fewer motorists are using city streets Blocks are roped oft to keep traffic out until lines are painted for parking stalls Public Works Director William B Coleman says the work Is about one-third done In downtown Approximately four more Sundays will be required to finish lining the streets with fresh paint Staff Photo George Heslar superintendent of the District reports of interest la area residents as Centralia Thomas Adams Hope Mrs Rose Grindheim Clifton Hill Woods Huntsville J A Slover Moberly Jefferson Avenue Grafton Poage Moberly Trinity B V Powell Moberly West Harold Henderson Monroe County Parish Paris Madison and James Culpepper G A Galloway and Monroe City 0 David Griffith The Rev Mr Poage and Dr Powell are beginning their second year in Moberly and the Rev Mr Henderson his third year The Rev Jerry Wheeler who retired a year ago after serving as pastor of ferson Avenue United Methodist Church the ministry and was appointed to Oakwood United Methodist Church at Hannibal Convicted Of Robbery A jury found Alphonso Watson 45 guilty of armed robbery in a trial held in circuit court at Moberly Tuesday and recommended a prison sentence of seven years as punishment Circuit Judge Sam Semple allowed the defendant to file a motion for a new trial The case went to the jury at p.m and a verdict was reached in 50 minutes with the jury returning to the courtroom at 3 p.m Trial began at and a one and one- half hour recess for lunch was called at Watson was charged with taking from Buster Steele and Wilson Smith at the point of a shotgun on Jan 10 The incident occurred during a dice game at Steele's house at 523 West End avenue Hulen Jr was defense attorney with Prosecuting Attorney Channing representing the state Three witnesses testified for the state including Steele and Wilson Also testifying was Moberly Detective Ronald who was present when Watson surrendered himself at Moberly on January 24 following the robbery Watson is now serving a three year prison term on a conviction of burglary of a liquor store at Marshall He was brought from prison to stand trial here Jurors hearing the case were as Mrs Sue Hartley Roy Lee Harold Richard Minor Rick Lawrence Mrs Albert Spieckermann Mrs Doris Block Virgil Trusty Carl Prange Jr Wright and Virgil Ballow Ground Breaking for Church Ground breaking ceremonies for a new structure for the Bible Baptist Church temporarily meeting at 1135 North Morley were held at noon Sunday at the site on the south side of McKinsey street midway between Gratz Brown and 63 Plans call for the erecting in the next five months of a brick structure 80 by 43 feet over a full basement with a seating capacity of 300 to 325 persons Pictured from left are building com- Dave Klosterman 3 Moberly Edgar Pollard Madison Donald Baldock Jacksonville Earl Burton Clark Dan A chard Moberly and the Rev Robert E Teal with Moberly Unable to be present was committeeman Melvin Burrell Route 2 Moberly Many other church members were present Staff Photo Grant for Moberly The Workable Program gained from the Housing and Urban Development office at St Louis Monday and was for two years Approval followed Tuesday of a federal grant of in funda for the Development Plan which hinged upon of the Workable Program Both announcements came from the offices of Congressman William Hungate Ninth District and Senators Stuart Symington and Thomas Eagleton The Neighborhood Development Program was adopted by ordinance by city council at a regular meeting in December At that time it was explained mat the area chosen for revitalizing was determined by highway projects under construction by the state The area involved in mostly in the eastern section of Moberly and is bounded on the west by Clark street on the east by Walnut street on the north by Union avenue and on the south by Wightman The area is predominantly residential and is to be upgraded in housing with additional public developments of streets sewers and curbs as needed No of properly is to be made during the year of the project and no zoning made The goal in rehabilitation of housing is 100 units during the first year Included also is payment of fees for a new underpass beneath tha railroad on Rollins street Randolph Fair Dog Show Final Plans Made Moberly Jaycee Sherwood Mann reported today plans aro in the final stages for a dog show to be held Thursday night June 22 in conjunction with the Jaycees landolph County The feature classified at a bench show will begin at 7 p.m on Melnert Field in Rothwell Park Mam said he anticipates 200 or so entries in the six categories with ribbons to be awarded for the first second and third place winners In each of the four Masses of each category A trophy will be awarded to the best of breed in each category and a Best of Show trophy donated by Fennel Auto and Body Works Inc will be presented tc the overall winner The categories will be Peta any breed of dog for children under 16 Setters Pointers Beagles Coonhounds and Foxhounds with classes for the best male under one year the best female under one year the best male over one year and the best female over one year There is no fee and no admission charge Persons wishing to show their dog should be at the field by prior to the show The week-long event June will feature the second largest carnival to play in Missouri this year and numerous shows and exhibits for the For information on various aspects being planned persons would contact the general chairman Bob Riley at Art's Appliance
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