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Jefferson City Post-Tribune (Newspaper) - December 20, 1956, Jefferson City, Missouri Raymond Misser Lori Nelson In STRANGE HOSTAGE On Climax Channel 13 KRCGTV 3efferm itt VOL91 NO 121 I Highway Survey To GoJo City By Next Week Special Meeting Set Thursday at Highway Building A State Highway Depart ment urban survey covering proposed highway changes in Jefferson City has been com pleted and will be formally presented to the city on Dec 27 according to Mayor Ar thur W Ellis 1022 Holly Dr The big report will be con veyed to the mayor by Rex M Whitton 323 Washington St chief engineer for the highway de partment who will explain and discuss the report at a specia meeting called for pm Dec 27 Mayor Ellis announced today This session he said will be con ducted in the hearing room at the main highway department build ing Mayor Ellis said he has ask ed each member of the City Coun cil to be present along with his special eightmember Committee on OffStreet Parking and Traf fic which is headed by N R Beagle He said the meeting will be open and he encouraged any interested resident to feel free to hear Whit tons explanation and remarks Mayor Ellis said he has not seen the report and has no idea as to its contents and proposals The report he said is expected to be brought up at the next reg ular session of the council set for Jan 7 But no definite action is expected The reason he explained is that the council may formally accept the study then turn it over to the Greater Jefferson City Committee for thorough study and probable recommendations Mayor Ellis id now in the pro cess of reforming this big commit tee that successfully put over two bond issues to modernize the Me morial Airport and build traffic Vays and approaches to the new Missouri River bridge The committee that was head ed by Paul N Doll 933 Moreau Dr has been dormant for more than three years and the Mayor is now trying to fill vacancies tnat have been created by deaths and removals from the city When the committee is revamp ed an executive committee must be elected and a chairman select ed to steer the huge program that could result in a multimillion dol lar bond issue Such a program could cover the citys halfshare for rightofway for highway proposals through the city rebuilding the present sewer system a sewerage treatment plant a new library building and offstreet parking facilities Troop F Traffic Toll Rises to 73 The Troop F highway death toll stood at 73 today with the death early this morning near Columbia of Paul J Lindsay 36 Paris Tenn Lindsay died according to the State Highway Patrol when the car he was driving collided head on with a truck driven by Richard A Rennie 28 of Kansas City The accident occurred at 2 am six miles west of Columbia Troopers said the dead man ap parently fell asleep His car ran across the center line into the path of the truck Patrol officials said Rennie drove into the ditch but could not avoid the oncoming passenger car Rennie was unin jured The present Troop F total is 17 more than that for the same date in 1955 The Weather Report FOG LIGHT RAIN Jefferson City and Central Missouri Continued cloudy fog and light rain tonight and Friday Little change in temperature Low tonight near 35 High Friday in mid40s THE THERMOMETER 2 pm41 4 am4 4 pm43 6 am41 6 pm43 8 am39 8 pm41 am40 10 pm42 Noon43 Midnight42 2 pm44 2 am42 High yesterday 44 Low yesterday 41 High past 38 years GB In 1941 tow past 38 years 3 In 1024 rRECIPITATION NewsTribune Weather Bureau Read ing 038 from 3 pm yesterday until 2 Pm today heaviest rain this date In 38 years 059 In 1952 Total to date this month 206 Inches normal this month to date 333 same month last year to date 016 this year to date 3253 Nor mal 3972 last year to date 318B WEATHER BOOK Barometer 3001 Palling Relative Humidity 95 at noon Highest wind velocity last 24 hours Memorial Airport Northwest 3 mph THE SUN Sunrise am Sunset today pm RIVER STAGES Missouri Riven Kannns city 08 Fall 02 Bobnvllle26 Rise 03 Jefferson City22 Rise 04 1 Hermann38 Rise 13 Riven Irtke of tho Ozarks 618 Fall U2 River Jefferson City 25 21 Green Berry Road To Become Christmas Tree Lane1 Tonight Green Berry road in the south eastern section of the city will be transformed into Christmas Tree Lane when residential decorations and lights are offi cially turned on at 6 pm today Every home on the road that leads out of the city will be lighted each day from 6 to 10 pm until Jan 1 according to A R Hamilton 1486 Green Berry Rd chairman of the pro gram that is now in its fifth year Dixon drive is also decorated in an atmosphere of Christmas Card Lane and displays will be lighted through the holidays suggested route lor viewers is to take Hough Park road to Dixon drive then turn left and proceed on to Green Berry road JEFFERSON CITY MISSOURI THURSDAY AFTERNOON DECEMBER 20 1956 Christmas Tradition Survives FINAL EDITION Complaint Received By Bates It being loyal to friends is a sin I hope Im the greatest sin ner of them all G H Bates said oday in discussing a complaint from a Webb City banker Earlier this week State Treas irer Bates put out about 856 mil ion of the states surplus funds on 30day time deposit in 273 Mis souri banks That way Bates said Missouri can start earning some money on its extra cash in accordance with a new section of the Constitution that the people voted for Because its only on 30day de osit however the interest is just per cent Had the deposit per od been longer the interest rate could have ranged up to 3 per cent The Constitution also per mits investment in government securities which pay higher in erest But Bates goes out of office Jan 14 and he said he didnt want to ibligate his successor a state reasurer M E Morris by put1 ing the money out on longer de posit All this caused just one com plaint from among the bankers rom president Pat Orr of the Vebb City bank Orr thanked Bates for his banks getting 00 in state money on time de posit Then he said I Our only reaction is that in lew of the fact that 90day treas ury bills are now paying more han 3Vi per cent we believe the ate of 1 per cent on the state deposit to be too low The interest rates are set by he federal government however Bates said and Miss Bonnie Mae Dunlap adjusts figures in Her familys Christmas Putz The practice of ranging decorative objects and figures around the nativity scene under the holiday tree was oay ew hrough to this country by Moravian and Bohemian immigrants in the 18th century The Dunlaps hav had P Christmas Mrs Koesfer Dies Rites Set Saturday Wife of Former Tribune Owner Mrs Anna Helen Koester 81 of 114 Jackson St wife of John Koester former owner of the Jef ferson City Tribune died here early today She had been in ill health for about 3Vi months I do not feel that I have any ight to obligate my successor nor o tie the hands of the Legisla ure by buying 90day bills even hough the rate would be higher Orr also complained in his letter at a competitive bank has 10 times as much state money on eposit as does his bank Donnelly Lists State Achievement of 56 Missouris biggest achievement n 1956 was adoption of the mil nion building bond issue with vhich needy institutions are as ured building funds The voters pproved the program last Jan It will allow us to improve the are of the indigent caro of our aid None of mentally ill and enlarge our in titutions of higher education to elieve the present overcrowding n our university and state col eges Gov Phil M Donnelly the bonds has been ssued yet but the Board of Fund Commissioners may take up that roblem at its next meeting Dec The bond issue also provides or a S10 million medium security rison probably to be built just outh of Moberly and a 500bed ospital to ease the crowding by enile patients ospitals at state mental Donnelly made the assessment n answer to a questionnaire he eceived from a Shenandoah Iowa adio station KFNF Local Youngsters Missing Their Pet At Christmas Time A minor tragedy is in the off ing for three Capital City youngsters if their toy bull dog Corkey isnt found by Christ mas Larry Lindy and Christopher Schmidt ages 8 7 and 3 re spectively even have holiday gifts for the little threeyear old animal Their mother Mrs Matthew Schmidt 812 E High St said that Corkey disappear ed from the house the day be fore yesterday and all efforts to find her have failed The humane officer has been notified and the children have prayed for Corkeys return every night They thought that if all other means failed they could fall back on Santa If there are any potential St Nicks in town who know where the dog can be found they can salvage a Christ mas for three children Mrs Anna Koester Mrs Koester was born at Wards ville May 16 1875 the daughter of Roman and Catherine Laux Schwaller She was married May 18 1904 to John F Koester who survives The couple observed a Golden Wedding anniversary in 1954 Other survivors include five sons Cletus Koester Denver Colo Arthur Bert and John Koes ter all of Jefferson City and the Rev Charles R Koester pastor of St Michaels Church in St Louis six grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren Mrs Koester was a member of St Peters Cathedral the Altar Society and Sacred Heart League at St Peters Daughters of Isa bella and St Ritas Circle Members of the St Peters Altar Society and Sacred Heart League will recite the Rosary at 3 pm Friday and the Daughters of Isa bella at pm Friday at a lo cal funeral home Solemn Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at 10 am Satur day at St Peters Gathedral with the Rt Rev Msgr J A Vogel weid and the Rev Charles R Koester officiating Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery Ready to Clear Suez CAIRO Egypt UP The United Nations information office here announced today that plans are now ready to start clearing the Suez Canal of sunken ships im mediately after British French forces are evacuated from Port Said Help in Housing At Inaugural Sought Thousands Expected To Witness Event The Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce is seeking help in lin ing up housing for the thousands of people expected to attend the Jan 1314 inaugural ceremonies for Governorelect James T Blair Jr Gene Gosch executive secretary of the Chamber said today a minimum of GOO rooms will be needed and perhaps more Anyone with a spare room will ing to accommodate one or more visitors is asked to contact the Chamber office phone 64155 Gosch asked He outlined the prime reason for arranging these rooms as the possibility of bad weather prevent ing commuting to the Capital City from other towns The Chamber official said some visitors may want to remain in Jefferson City others J00 years old may stay only one or two nights The Chamber of Commerce will endeaver to place anyone who desires to but does attend the not have inaugural housing Gosch declared Persons wishing a room should contact the office He said the office will be open Sunday Jan 13 from noon to 9 pm to aid in finding lodging for visitors Gosch pointed to the fact that the legislature will be in session as contributing to the bind on ade quate housing The Chamber of Commerce is cooperating with the Adjutant Gen erals office in making these hous ing arrangements Gen A D Sheppard adjutant general has complete charge of the entire af fair new figures NewsTrib Christmas Putz Popular Item In Capital City The Christmas Putz is becoming an increasingly popular aspect of the holiday season in Jefferson City A Putz or the decorative objects and scenes found at the base of Christmas trees is centered around the nativity but has come to include pioneer scenes with snow covered mountains lighted villages lakes and small animals The figures often heirlooms be come permanent fixtures around the family tree Mrs Fred Dunlap 1106 Vine yard Sq has erected a Putz un der her tree for the last five years Every year she said we add a few things Her nativity scene has been used by the family for 30 years The Putz according to Mrs Dunlap was originally brought to this country in the 18th century by Moravian and Bohemian immi grants fleeing religious persecution in their homelands These people settled in such places as Bethle hem Pa and Salem N C The scenes were not restricted to miniatures and large outdoor Putzes were popular It was the custom to go from house to house at Christmas to view the different scenes While the ensuing years have wrought many changes in our holiday celebrations the Putz has become a tradition in many American homes PRICE FIVE CENTS British Offer Leads to Cyprus Student Action Proposal Rejected By Greek Turkish Leaders on Island NICOSIA Cyprus AP More than 1000 high school students demonstrated todav against Britains offer of lim ited selfrule to rebellious Cyprus Leaders of the island Colonys Greek majority and Turkish minority firmly re jected the proposal Police and British military patrols broke up the demonstrated at Famagusta on the east coast They said the 17yearold leader of the march was shot and wound ed in the shoulder when he ran after being ordered to halt The police and troops fired into the air to disperse the students who marched through Famagus tas main streets shouting Down with the constitution Twenty three of the boys and girls were taken to the police station First in Months It was the first student demon stration in several months in Fam agusta one of the islands chief ports Despite the general opposition on Cyprus constitutional propos als did open the way for a resump tion of talks between Britain and Archbishop Makarios exiled lead er of the Greek Cypdots Cyprus Greekorigin residents about four fifths of the 500000 pop ulation insist that Makarios is the only person with whom Britain can negotiate Britain deported the high Greek Orthodox churchman to the Sey chelle Islands in the Indian Ocean last March charging him with di recting the campaign of violence waged since 1954 the EOKA un derground Makarios was the lead er of the GreekCypriot drive for independence of Cyprus and even tual union with Greece Explain Proposal Two British meet with the archbishop today to explain Britains new proposal for a constitution Colonial Secretary Alan Lennox Boyd announcing the offer in ths House of Commons in London emphasized that the talks with Makarios were to be consulta tions and not negotiations There was speculation that the new British proposals and the talks with Makarios might be opening a way for his release British leaders have said he can win his freedom by denouncing the use of force as a political instru ment Sharp Rejection The British proposals met the sharpest rejection from Greek ypriot leaders andfrom the Greek government because they did not set a date for granting self determination for Cyprus It is Continued on Page 2 Col 1 Native oi Boone County City Resident to Observe 100th Birthday Dec 31 A Capital City man has what is probably the most reasonable ex planation on record for living to be Sayings and Doings of Your Neighbors Missourians Pause to Smile at Events Despite Drought Other 1956 Problems KANSAS CITY took time out during the more se rious things of 1956 to smile at the sayings and doings of their neighbors There was a national election a drought and the business of mak ing a living But thest things were made a little easier by the strange and unusual items that topped up in the news of the ShowMe state 6 to 99 fig ured in most of them Imafiinc the embarrassment of the parents who took their 6year old to hear Zvi Zeitlin guest violinist at a Sedalia Symphony concert In the silence after the artist had finished the lad started a walk out piped Ive had all of this I cantake Sounds Younger A Buchanan County woman past 80 asked County Clerk Floyd In man to have her first name changed on the voter registration list from Patricia to Patsy be cause it sounds younger Inman obliged And if you didnt get to the polls on election day think of James H Joslin Grassy Mo He is 99 Yet he showed up to vote at Marble Hill and brought along his kid brother Leander who is 88 Amid the news there was proof that patience is not a forgotten virtue Police at St Joseph were called to check up on a man who had been sitting in a parked car from 8 am to past 3 pm Explained the sitter Im from the country Im just waiting for my wife Some 00 yenrs ago Lee Dunn Sabila traded horses with Mat Phelps of Leepcr and agreed to pay him in the deal the first time he got to Leeper Dunn finally got to Leeper last May dropped in on Phelps and paid him The towns are 20 miles apart tips and Downs Public officials always have their ups and downs This year was no exception At Moberly Mrs Luther Thomas complained the assessor came twice to her corner home one to the front door and once to the side one As a result she said she had been assessed twice and her tax should be halved The city coun cil agreed refunded her John Showers a Joplin detec tive answered a burglar report at a church He went into the dark ntcrior with pistol drawn folt his Continued on Pags 2 Col 5 J S Rippeto Schott Rd who will celebrate his centennial on Dec 31 explains that he just didnt die A native and lifelong resident of Boone County Rippeto came here last year to live with his daughter and soninlaw Mr and Mrs Emmett Schmutz Family of 12 He was born in southern Boone County in fifth child in a family of 12 An 86yearold broth er Orville is the only other sur vivor of the immediate family Another brother Tommy lived to be 89 but their father died at 45 Rippeto says he vaguely remem bers the Civil War His recollec tions are as he puts it some thing about soldiers being around and folks being uneasy He said he has no definite impressions of the war because he was young and his family wasnt directly affected I by it i Most of his life has been spent himself and others The only time he has been away from Central Missouri for any length of time was in 1924 when he took a trip to California to visil relatives He married his Sally in 1875 and she died in 1939 They had four children two boys and two girls Mrs Schmutz and her sister Mrs Artie Crump of Ash land are still living but the broth ers died several years ago Rippeto has 24 grandchildren and about 12 groatgreatgrandchildren He said that he didnt know exact ly how many greatgrandchildren he had but given time he could calculate the number Loss of Friends Possibly the most painful aspect of living so long Rippeto said was suffering the loss of his friends and relatives Although his sight is still good and he only uses his glasses for reading he spends most of his time just sUtin The news papers and Bible provide a good deal of his reading material but ho prefers magazines because tha print is larger An active member of the Primitive Baptist Church here he rarely misses a Sunday service Rippetos family have planned a quiet celebration for his birthday They intend to take him to the old Goshen Church near Ashland where he was a member until com ing to Jefferson City Following the service they will return to Jef ferson City where Rippcto will start his second century Philadelphia Sales Clerks Show Yule Spirit to Help Nun PHILADELPHIA W Sister Maria Virgo went shopping one day this week for toys to give to children the poor in Our Lady of Mt Carmel Parish All too quickly her money was spent but she lingered over some dolls which seemed just right for a lot of girls she knew Touched by the nuns disap pointment a saleswoman at an outlying department store of fered enough money to pay for at least a few of the dolls One of the managerial staff said he would help too Most of the clerks on the floor also contri butfri Snnn Sister MarJa Virgo had money enough to buy all the dolls and many more toys in the bargain Single Retirement System Suggested Advantage in State Revealed by Survey If state employees not now cov ered are provided retirement bene fits by the next legislature the legislation should be drawn so that it will permit establishment of a single retirement system for em ployes throughout state govern ment as soon as feasible Missouri Public Expenditure Survey said in a study released today The Survey also asserted that any plan adopted for employes not now covered should avoid the weaknesses contained in a plan for those employes which failed in the last legislature Under that pro posal the Survey said employes meeting certain conditions could have retired on combined state and social security benefits nearly equaling their salaries and in some instances exceeding them This would have gone beyond any con ceivable purpose of a sound plan the Survey added It estimated that at the start the plan would have increased the states per sonnel costs by nearly 14 per cent of the payroll of covered employes In Last Legislature The last legislature established a retirement plan for Highway and Highway Patrol employes Legislation providing retiremen for other employes will be consid ered by the next legislature The Survey said it may not be immedi ately practical to combine a pro posal covering other employes with the plan now covering Highwaj and Patrol employes but that if single state plan is established early as possible it will offer these advantages 1 No state agency can have ad vantage of a more liberal retire ment plan in competing with other agencies for employes Continued on Page 2 Col 1 Newberry to Head Real Estate Board John O Newberry 715 Ewing Dr was elected president of the Jefferson City Real Estate Board at a meeting Wednesday at the Missouri Hotel Other officers included Leonard JNoonan 1311 W High St vice president and Francis W Roer 05 Houchin St secretarytreas The new board of directors in clude John W Hobbs Highway 50 West Billy Smith 708 Virginia St John J Skain Green Berry Rd Lee J Govro 325 Dix Rd R 11JJ fi Talks Strengthen America India Understanding Promoting Efforts To Achieve Peace And Friendship WASHINGTON AP President Eisenhower and Prime Minister Nehru said their talks here had at he McCarty St and Mrs Jean Stan ord 124 Boonville Rd Officers and directors will be nstallecl at a scheduled Jan Wolfe St Joseph executive sec of the Missouri Real Es ate Association has accepted an nvitation to attend the installa ion dinner dinner meeting 15 Chester L Hears Century Mark J S Rippcto a Jefferson City resident for the past year will qelcbrali his 100th birthday on Dec 31 A native of Boone County he came h6re to live with his daughter and soninlaw Kipneto an avid reader and church goer attributes his longevity to the fact that he Just didnt die He termed suffering the loss of his friends and relatives possibly the most painful aspect of his long life NewsTribune photo confirmed a broad area of agreement between India and the United States in world affairs The two national leaders ummed up the results of fourday visit here in a inal communique issued at the Whte House Simultaneously Nehru himself National Airoort before taking off on the first leg of his trip iome said the talks with Eisen hower had strengthened Indian American bonds of friendship and understanding Greater Understanding The statement from the White Souse said Eisenhower and Nehru had gained greater understand ng of each others policy It add d that this would promote their efforts to achieve international peace and friendship Eisenhower and Nehru held heir last conversation at the In dian Embassy last night Eisen lower was Nehrus dinner guest here and they talked together for more than an hour Today Nehru headed for a of meetings with United Na lons officials and American riends in New York after which ie will spend a weekend in Can ada Eisenhowers personal plane vas put at his disposal for the rip The joint statement preserved he official cloak of secrecy which has surrounded the talks from heir beginning Sunday Conferences Successful Nonetheless high US officials amiliar with the issues taken up said that the conferences had been very successful from the Ameri can viewpoint Nehru also appeared to feel that he had achieved his objectives in meeting President The formal statement reported that the talks were full and It affirmed the support of the two leaders for the highest principles of free democracy ft emphasized that India and th United States share a common de votion to respect for the dignity of man This last point appeared to be one way of saying that while Neh u is neutral as between the So iet and Western power blocks he s not neutral on the basic issue of ommunism U S Contention The United States has always ontended that the essential differ nce between communisn and ree democracy is respect for the ignity of man The Prime Minister and the resident the statement conclud d are convinced that the great r understanding of their respec ive policies reached at these talks vill facilitate the constant efforts f India and the United States to vard the achievement of peaceful nd friendly intercourse among ations in accordance with the rinciples of the United Nations Nehru was off for New York at 06 am At the airport to bid him good y were Undersecretary of State Continued on Page 2 Col 4 More Fog Light Rain in Forecast The present Londontype weath er hugging the Capital City is go ing to stick around for awhile Fog and drizzle are forecast for Central most of the Friday with tem peratures remaining on the mild side The fog such ns prevailed in scattered areas around the middle of the state poses a serious hazard to driving and State Highway Pa trol officials urge motorists to ex ercise extreme caution By noon today 036 inches of rain was recorded on the News Tribuno rain still climbing though slowly This amount compares favorably with the record 059 posted on this date in 1952 It pushes the months to tal moisture to 20G inches Temperatures hung around the 40degrce mark throughout the night the lowest recorded was 41 nt 6 am today On Doc 20 in 1941 a high of 68 was reported while the 38year low for this date was 3 degrees in 1924 Ike to Press Button Lighting Tree Tonight WASHINGTON President Elsenhower will press a button at nightfall to light a 67foot national community Christmas tree Signaling the beginning of the Yule observance Eisenhower olao ll speak to the nntlon briefly over CBS radio and ABC radio and clevision Time pm EST Mrs Eisenhower planned to jofn he President In the annual cere mony In grounds near tho Whlto louse
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