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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 two-week 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 Co-chairman for Renick Fair com- mittees wereappoinled at a meeting in the Renick Park Monday night at which Ar- thur Muehe, fair board president, was in charge. They are: 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 One-Cent 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 213-A 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 Idren 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 Globe- Democrat ourvey, Jackson County Prosecuting Atty. Joseph P. Teaadale In a formidable challenger to Democratic gubernatorial CandidaleEarlR. 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. Ann-Si. 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 Black- well in Jefferson Toiwnship and was third behind Blackwel! 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 or- dinance 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 1972-73 on the same inadequate level that they are now being accomplished, Two major projects under consideration for the past year by the council have been: 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 one-cen! city sales tax over a 10-year 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 follows: 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 Methhodist ministry during ser- vices at Central Methodist College. He was among 15 young men ordained during sessions of the Missouri East an- nual 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 1972-73. 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 ac- 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 200-pound 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 follows: C.M. Hulen was authorized to relocate a turn-around 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- ficially opened. An ordinance was passed vacating a portion of Old Highway 24 so Bill Randolph can make an addition on the Colonial Inn, A resolution was passed appointing the city manager as custodian of funds on a sewer improvement grant applicalion. 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 or- dinance 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 Ihe MFA elevator and east of the Payway 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 licenses: Five per cent package Missouri Oil Co.; Jackson Market; Safeway; Van's IGA; and Wayne's IGA. Package Liquor Side Liquor Store; Drivette; Roosevelt Tobacco Store; Moose Lodge; Muehlbach Thriftway; 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 100-unit 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 fundins Paint Parking Stalls City workmen Harold Redlfer, left, and Mike Burton renew street striping on North Williams street In front of The Moberly Monitor-Index. 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 rVoberly. Approximately four more Sundays will be required to finish lining the streets with fresh paint. (Staff Photo) George Heslar, superintendent of the Columbia-Mexico District, reports ap- pointments of interest la area residents as follows: Centralia, Thomas Adams; Clark-New Hope, Mrs, Rose Grindheim; Clifton Hill, Woods; Huntsville, J. A. Slover; Moberly Jefferson Avenue, Grafton Poage; Moberly Trinity, B. V. Powell; Moberly West Park-Gillum, Harold Henderson; Monroe County Parish (Paris, Madison and James Culpepper; Sturgeon-Riggs, 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 Jef- ferson Avenue United Methodist Church, re-entered the ministry and was appointed to Oakwood United Methodist Church at Hannibal. Convicted Of Robbery A 12-member 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 40days 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 a.m. 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. C.M. Hulen Jr. was defense attorney, with Prosecuting Attorney Channing Elaeuer representing the state. Three witnesses testified for the state, including Steele and Wilson. Also testifying was Moberly Detective Ronald Wmkler, 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 follows: Mrs. Sue Hartley, Roy Lee Dawklns, Harold Dunlvent, Richard Minor, Rick Lawrence, Mrs. Kalhertne Albert Spieckermann, Mrs. Doris Block, Virgil Trusty, Carl Prange Jr., Wdlord 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 Hiabwav 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- mitteemen Dave Klosterman, Rotue 3, Moberly; Edgar Pollard, Madison; Donald Baldock, Jacksonville; Earl Burton, Clark; Dan A. Frit- 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 dty's Workable Program gained .cceptance from the Housing and Urban Development office at St. Louis Monday and was recertified for two years. Approval followed Tuesday of a federal' grant of in funda for the Neigh-' borhood Development Plan, which hinged upon recertificadon 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 Ihe 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 aquisltion 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 Fab-. 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 28-inch 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 enlry 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 fair-goer. For information on various aspects being planned, persons would contact the general chairman, Bob Riley at Art's Appliance   

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