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Cincinnati Kentucky Times Star (Newspaper) - November 13, 1953, Cincinnati, OhioKentucky weather fair warmer. High Friday 55 Low during night 28-33c High saturday 60 Friday nov bar 13, 1953 Kentucky times Star bluest miss a published As the first j Section of the Cincinnati times Start Al in a l phone he 4320 64 pages Cut by Carr or of it it per week. Of autos crash in heavy fog youth Dies in Freak mishap local counties on disaster list c am be Kenton get drought five Northern Kentucky counties including Campbell and Kenton were among 40 in the state labelled drought disaster areas by agriculture Secretary Benson Friday in Washington. Also included were Pendleton Grant and Gallatin counties. Senators John Sherman Cooper and Earle c. Clements pointed out that they now Are eligible for Low Cost feed under the Federal governments drought disaster program. Meanwhile a Pike county youngster killed in a Freak Accident in the Yard of his Home thursday became the first fatality of Kentucky a Forest fire season the associated press reported. A burning tree stump loosened by fire rolled downhill and struck the victim Prentiss Little three and one half years old. Bensons order Friday raised to 7a the number of Kentucky counties placed in the disaster category and to eluded 41 counties a said. In the latest list Are Allen Barren Bourbon Breathitt Breckinridge Butler Carroll Campbell Clark Fayette Franklin Gallatin Gerrard Grant Grayson Green Hardin Harrison. Henry. Hopkins jessamine Kenton Lahue Logan Madison Mason Meade Metcer mnwif>mr3fi Muhlenberg Nicholas Oldham Owen Pendleton Robertson Scott Shelby Simpson Spencer Taylor Warren Wolfe and Woodford counties. Kentucky s division of forestry in Frankfort also. Reported the fire threat was critical in some East and Southeast areas according to a. In All 7,239 acres were ablaze in 39 counties having state fire Protection. Smoke and Haze added to the difficulties of fire Tower observers in spotting new outbreaks. In the entire Southeastern District for example visibility was reported Zero. H. B. Littell associated press photographer from Louisville flew Over Perry county where some of the worst fires have been raging and said is so the ground because of the smoke. An unoccupied farm Home and two Barnes were destroyed in Whitley county before fire fighters could bring a Blaze there under control. It burned Over 1,500 acres. Fire fighters were cautioned by the forestry division to Start backfires Only under direction of experienced men. It said some backfires used to halt the Progress of the main blazes have been causing More damage by extending fires. Mayor leaves for league meet Covington mayor John j. Moloney left by plane Friday for Louisville to attend his first meeting As president of the Kentucky municipal league. He was scheduled to preside Over a session of the leagues Board of directors on a discussion of a proposed legislative program to be offered at the 1954 general Assembly at Frankfort. Mayor Moloney was elected recently As head of the statewide organization. Death probe in Boone county investigation continued Friday in the death of 83-year-old James Huffman retired Farmer who lived alone near big Bone in the southwestern Section of Boone county but a verdict was withheld pending inquest by a six Man coroners jury saturday at p. M. In Walton City building. Coroner Robert Brugh Walton said the aged retired Fanner who was a Bachelor was found dead thursday about 5 p. M. Although the Coroner said he found no outstanding serious injury Huffman a body showed a bruised and Cut knuckle and a Small laceration on the Back of his head but the dwelling was a a mess a with furnishings in disorder and a broken window indicating a possibility of violence Brugh added. The body was discovered by a neighbor Alva Wood who waa following his custom of checking on the old Man according to sheriff Wendell Easton. The sheriff said he Learned the three room Shack had Boon Huffman a lifelong Homo and that the victim had a never been beyond authorities said it was believed a sister with whom the Man had resided was removed to a Hospital about n month ago. The body was taken to the Hamilton funeral Home Verona with services scheduled Tant Ativo by for sunday at t p. M. And burial at South Fork. Fred Hamilton funeral director who called for the body stated he was inclined to believe death was due from natural causes with the Many Sage and probable malnutrition main contributing factors. As to the a a mess at the Home he pointed out that the place was a run unions come to Rescue of project a workmen Volunteer services for Kenton county boys club diesel buses on Green line a dozen new 200-horsepower diesel buses will be in operation on various routes of the Green line in Early 1954, according to an announcement Friday from James s. Osborne general manager of the Utility. Order has been placed with general motors and eight buses Are expected to be delivered in january the remainder in March. They will Cost approximately $250,000. Eight of the mass carriers will seat 50 passengers. The remainder contain seats for 45. The larger buses Are longer and wider than any heretofore operated by the Green line Osborne said. Outstanding features of the buses Are air suspension Springs extra stanchions wider aisles full length ceiling grab rails and a new pressure ventilating system. No Auto deaths in 476 Days Twe were injured in motor accidents in Covington during the week ending noon thursday the traffic Bureau reported. There were it property damage accidents and three pedestrian accidents. Deathless Days now total 470. When the boys club of Kenton county failed to receive the needed financial Aid during its recent drive to support activities and remodel the clubroom in the old masonic building at fourth and Scott streets Covington an Appeal was made to the Trade unions and contractors of Kenton county to lend a hand. Carpenters plumbers and electricians turned out in Force to donate their time free of charge and Are currently working on week ends and nights in an Effort to put the club in serviceable condition at the earliest possible Date. The photo shows a group of workmen during one of their saturday morning work periods As they were constructing a partition to separate the locker room from the arts and crafts Section of the club. Standing on the scaffold left to right Are Edwie Haus Carpenter and Frank Klensch general contractor. Below left to right Are Howard daily painting contractor Jack Jones Bob Klensch general con workmen at boys club tractor and a a Cape Schawe Carpenter. Others members of the various unions who have been Active in the work on the clubhouse Are John b. Kennedy business agent of the plumbers Union Frank Klinger Carpenter and Fred Hainer plumber. The Kenton county boys club is affiliated with the National boys club. Kentucky kernels by Luke luf Bert despite what some recent candidates think about tuesday nov. 9, this is the most unpopular and supposedly the most unlucky Day of All. To Luke this Friday the thirteenth is a Day of Good Fortune. Like every Friday its pay Day. We feel Fine the weather a Ideal since the pea soup lifted breakfast was delicious and we Are looking Forward to a ringside seat for free via television at a thrilling worlds championship welterweight fight. Thursday the twelfth was in luckier for Luke with a series of depressing developments not it. Thomas police judge a the least of which was the omis thur Heckerman fined two Drivers Sion of the word a a not from a sentence in this column giving Loki in Christian countries the taboo against is waa Eon firmed by the last supper of Christ and his is apostles but the superstition is elder than christianity a the italians never use 13 in their lotteries. In Paris no House bears the number and persons called a a Are available to make a fourteenth at dinner parties. In the u. S. Hotels and office buildings orbit no. 13 from their rooms and floors. Sailors object strongly to leaving port on the thirteenth of the month especially Friday the thirteenth and they always Start on their thirteenth voyage with apprehension. A continued on Page 4col. 3 Bench warrant in Auto Case budget Cut or tax will the 1954 Kentucky general Assembly raise taxes or Cut the general fund budget Sam a. Tulas Frankfort correspondent for the Kentucky times Star will attempt. In his weekly column saturday to answer that question Ohleh has been made More pressing by recent repeal of Section 186 of the Constitution. The opposite meaning to what we had intended. But in Pooh pooling the Friday the thirteenth Jinx perhaps we re in a rash minority. Certainly there Are few individuals who would tempt Fate today by beginning a new undertaking starting a new business or moving into a new Home. Its a Day when Homo Sapiens Over a period of Many centuries has used extra care to Dodge Black cats ladders and other superstitions for two bad Luck omens come together at this juncture in the Calendar. A it a a total of $140 plus costs and issued a Bench warrant for another Motorist charged with driving while under the influence of liquor whose Esse had been postponed once and then failed to appear thursday night at a regular court session. The warrant names Moss Young 38, Smith Road Highland Heights. One continuance was granted because of the defendants illness the court noted. Assessed $120 and costs was Paul Baird 25, three mile Road Highland Heights on reckless and Drunken driving charges. The ancient hindus a re and David Grill tit. 24, 1702 reputed to have tarted the iu-1 or he Quot i Middle a a Fnu o., $20 and costs for not having an operators License. Sex banker Dies father son held for assault Albert Shack or. And his son Albert Schack jr., both of Clary Ville ky., charged with assault and Battery were held to the grand jury thursday by trial commissioner Thomas f. Schnorr in Campbell county court. They waived preliminary examination through their attorney Bert King. Their Bonds were set at $200 each. Edward l. Pape Claryville swore to a warrant against the shacks charging they struck his 14-year-old son nov. 2. They denied the charge., Charles Mccauley Cynthiana ky., was fined $100 and Costa on a reckless driving charge. County patrolmen Amster Roberts and Thomas Fahlbush said Mccauley drove his automobile across the double yellow line on u. S. 27 several times. Invited per station that when 13 persons sat or squatted together death was sure to come to one of them. But the same superstition is found in scandinavian mythology at a banquet in Valhalla Hopkinsville ky., nov. 13 Loki the god of strife and spirit not it it a Herbert Lee Mcpherson of evil intruded making 13 84, sex banker and former Deputy guests and Balder god of Light in the county clerks office died was slain. I yesterday. An invitation to the graduating exercises of the Fri National Academy on nov. 20 in the auditorium in Washington d. C., was received by Covington police Friday. The invitation was from Ralph b. Kampsen Covington patrolman in the City Bureau of identification. \ tax rate Cut coming in Covington a possible tax rate reduction of 10 per cent in Covington City and school taxes for 1954 loomed Friday. The present rate is $3.15 per $100 property valuation. Basis for the Cut would be an Overall increase in property valuation of Between 18 and 20 per cent As the result of an equalization Survey conducted by w. F. Mcconnell co., Cincinnati in recent months a City official explained. No action has been taken officially for tax cuts. School officials have indicated however they would Cut their tax rate if City officials did so. The school tax is $1.47, and the City tax is $1.68 per $100 valuation. What effect Pasike of the constitutional amendment change which would permit the general Assembly to revise the method of distributing state funds to schools would have on the Covington Board of education a future tax plans however is not known. The Covington Public school system is expected to get a smeller allotment from the state under new legislation school officials believe. At present the Covington tax duplicate on real property is listed As $58,228,210. Under the higher valuation As a result of the Mcconnell project it could reach $85,000,000 or More some a Burees said. Plans to reduce the tax rate in 1954 await a final report from the Mcconnell firm. Covington a total tax duplicate including real property personal property franchises and Bank shares totals $76,259,118. Personal property is listed at $5,502,750 and franchises at $10,000,000. Real and personal property and franchises Are subject to the $3.15 rate and Bank shares at a lesser rate. Mayor in dither phone Bill for dad dated 1931 mayor John j. Moloney of Covington has taken Issue with the Telephone company regarding a $3.15 phone Bill which dates Back to the March and april period of 1931. The mayor said he was notified several Days ago by the citizens Telephone co. That the amount was due for service rendered in the name of j. J. Moloney. A Bill covering the amount was sent with the notification. The mayor explained that he replied to the notice saying the j. J. Moloney was his father who died in january 1931. At the time of his death the elder Moloney lived on Rigga Avenue Erlanger. So the mayor concluded that he would not pay the Bill Firat on the ground that it was for his fathers Telephone service and secondly the claim for the Bill should have been made when the estate was settled in 1931. Six cars bus truck Are involved in Dixie Highway traffic mix up heavy fog Early Friday was blamed for an Accident involving at least six automobiles a bus and a truck which sent three persons to St. Elizabeth Hospital. The tangle occurred on Dixie Highway near Dudley Pike Kenton county. Injured in one car were Hil Navy dance Covington naval Reserve will hold its annual fall dance saturday night at the Grandview Gardena in South Newport. Former Navy men and Frie rids Are invited w. Page Cdr said. Firm asks More earning Campbell water Consumers face rate hike lard Qualls 37, 3538 Dick Street Cincinnati and his wife Frances 32. Qualls driving his own car suffered abrasions of the left. Leg. Mrs. Qualls received face and nose lacerations. Both were released after treatment. They were removed to the Hospital try a passing Motorist. Qualls is employed at the general electric Plant Evendale Attendants at the Hospital also reported Robert Camp 29, 2050 Auburn Avenue Cincinnati was injured in the same series of accidents. He was released after treatment for abrasions on the forehead and face and possible rib fractures. Qualls said his car was severely damaged but that Little damage occurred to most other vehicles involved. He said the tangle resulted As autos a mashed into those in front of them in the dense fog. Qualls said All of the vehicles involved were headed North toward Cincinnati. He said the fog was so thick at the time he could not see even a few feet in front of his car. Hand and head cuts were received by James Marksberry 17, three Point trailer Park Bromley late thursday when an Auto overturned on Taylor Mill Pike at Sanders drive Kenton county attendants at the Hospital a Aid. An Accident i the Early morning fog Friday tied up Traille of Highway Avenue near Spring Street a Evington for More than a half hour. Covington police reported that an Auto driven by Patricia Luetge 25, 300� Welt Mcmicken Avenue Cincinnati crashed into a car parked Ai 911 Highway Avenue and overturned on its top. The Cincinnati woman identified As a cashier at the nether land Plaza hotel Cincinnati was not injured. She was charged with driving while intoxicated and improper driving. Capt. Edward Beebe of Covington police said she struck the parked car of Everett h. Martin 327 Altamont Road Covington. Beebe quoted the woman As saying that she struck the car after it pulled out in front of her. Three autos were involved in an Accident at Garrard and Byrd streets Covington about 12 50 a. M. Friday police reported. Two of the Drivers Ralph Bas tin 311 Stokesay Avenue Ludlow and William Brennan 24, 923 Western Avenue Covington were charged with improper driving. The third car owned by Cleo Whalen 1411 Garrard Street was parked at the time. Police said Basting a car a a rank a Stop sign and struck the rear of Brennan a Auto which in turn hit the parked car. No one was Hurt. In another Accident Early Friday in Covington a car driven by Jesse Bryant 25, 3328 la Tonia Avenue Covington struck the parked Auto of Charles r. Hutsell 2812 Latonia Avenue. The latter a car was parked in front of his Home. Bryant was charged with improper driving. Three automobile collided late thursday night at twelfth Street and Madison Avenue Covington. Police hated the Drivers As James Sparkman 25, 613 East seventeenth Street and Consumers of the Commonwealth water co., which serves 8,080 customers in Bellevue Dayton it. Thomas and other outlying communities face increase in water costs Wood Hannah president of the company indicated at a press conference late thursday to discuss the company a operations. He gave among the reasons a the rate now in effect is not the rate asked for by the company in its application to the Kentucky Public service commission but Only 80 per cent of a the charges made to the company for water by Covington and Newport Are excessive. Quot the present rate will not allow the company to pay its stockholders the return they Are entitled to under Kentucky Law governing Public Hanna stated that the reasons for lower rates in municipally owned plants is possible Only because they escape Federal corporation Taf state income tax state franchise tax and local taxes. In order to earn a Dollar his company must Gross 92-20, he pointed out. Referring to the costs of water from the cities Hanna stated the Union Light heat a Power co while it operated the water system sold water to Consumers for lass than they paid for it the company a water Bill was $173,-000 for a year and its Gross receipts were $156,000. Bevington charges the company 29 Cento for 750 Gallons of water and Newport charges 26 Cento for 1,006, Gallons of water Hanna said. The pc May be asked to fix the rate the cities May charge Commonwealth for water he indicated. Unless the company can obtain a More favourable rate it will build its own Plant obtaining the water either from the Licking River or Wells. Engineer j ing studies have been made for the Plant he revealed. Hanna stated the company can take no Steps toward permanent operations until a decision is made in the lawsuit asking that the Sale of the property to him be aet aside is decided. Municipalities served by the company have filed the suit. A it will be to the interests of All concerned to have the Case decided immediately a he declared pointing out that costs of lawsuits and hearings before the Kentucky Public service commission Are ultimately paid by the water customers since they Are figured in the rate making base. A i am willing to sell the water system to the cities at any time a Hanna stated outlining a formula for the Sale which is based on conversion of capitalization to municipal operations at one and one half times and Aid he would guarantee to Purchase the Revenue Bonds at Par if the municipalities could not dispose of them elsewhere. Regarding present ownership of the Commonwealth Hanna said that he and Thomas Graham,1 a Louisville banker and Bond broker were the major stockholders. A no one in the Union Light heat a Power co. Or the Cincinnati Gas a electric co., or Columbia Gas a electric owns any Stock in the company and i hold no Stock in any of those companies a he asserted. He said he is the president of the Kentucky water service co., which purchased several years ago water planto in is cities which were operated by the Ken Neky utilities co. And that is is also a stockholder in the 8eymour ind water co. All of the stockholders Are kentuckians and the Only local is Lawrence Dodson Tbs cont Jiae in Raga 4 col 4 late news bulletin Frankfort. By nov. Is a up a a Sotnek yes highest court today declared inc Natl tonal a 1950 state Law making a felony oat of nonpayment of a Campbell circuit court judgment for Money to rapport a child. A oppression ought not be practice in the name of Law and Justice a declared the court of appeals. It threw out the legislative act on grounds it denied defendant citizens due process of Law and a the rights privileges and immunities of the Bill of today s ruling did not Speet a Section of the Law providing that wilful or unreasonable neglect to support a child when not accompanied by desertion is a Misdemeanour. Donald e. Hogue 17, 3138 Clifford Avenue both of Covington and Fred e. Shields 29, 507 Powell Street Newport. Sparkman was charged with improper driving. No one was injured. New lighting in Covington business area a a test blocks of new Iown town Covington Street lights on Pike Street Between Madison Avenue and Washington Street will be installed in about a week. The announcement was made Friday by Arthur Kaplan chairman of the Pike Street merchants committee and verified by e. R. Mitchell manager of Union Light heat a Power co.,. Covington. This will be the Firat Stop in a plan to modernise Covington a downtown Street lighting system they explained and work is being seeded to finish by nov. 20. When ceremonies Are planned at 6&0 p. M. The new a installation will be turned Over to City officials by Kaplan past president of tha Covington retail merchants association under whose regime the program was started. Representatives of coving tem Kenton county chamber of Commerce and the retail merchants association will join with City officials and Utility Heads for the dedication. Newport officials in Brief session Newport commissioner thursday night had Only two items of business on the Agenda. It approved the weekly payroll of $5,067.39, and granted a request of the Lawler Hank Post vow for a poppy Day of april 30 and May 1. Following the meeting the meeting the commission met with City solicitor Morris Wein Traub and prosecutor Ben Sampson to discuss the Legal aspects of the referendum for Shorter hours and wage increases of the fire department. The discussions were relative to the effective Date of the in creases and Shorter hours. The referendum adopted by the voters at the nov. 3 election specifies that it a shall become effective at the earliest time provided by Newport fire pay up $63,000 a if Newport voters in the recent general election approved the firemen a request for a salary increase and Shorter we pfc week by a 1,259 majority a Check with the official tabulation revealed Friday. The official count was yes 4,530, and no 3,271. City officials said this would incur an additional expense of about $63,000 annually for pay boosts which Range up to $900 a year and salaries for additional firemen under the Shorter work week. Highway involved ruling near on legality of 1950 toll Road Law Paris ky., nov. 13�?up a a ruling is expected soon on the constitutionality of Kentucky a 1950 toll Road Law under which the state Hopes to construct a $30,000,000 super Highway. Call for piano the Church of the Nazarene Erlanger needs a piano and anyone desiring to donate one is asked to Contact Audra Abney 14 West tenth Street Newport or Call colonial 6800. Circuit judge w. B. Ardery took the Case under consideration yesterday after hearing arguments from both sides. Ardery a decision will be carried to the court of appeals for final action a according to a plan announced some time ago by attorneys. The test suit was filed oct. 7 by Ben t. Guthrie Byrdstown in a Durance Man but later the Louisville automobile club Kentucky Motel association end the Falls City Oil association were permitted to intervene in opposition to the proposal. If the act is upheld it would Clear the Way for a toll Road Between Loni Avhlee and a Point just South of Elisabeth town. The state proposes to Issue Revenue Bonds to cover Oseto. Retiring the Bonds from toll receipt attorneys Thomas s. Dawson and Stanley b. Mayer representing the associations and the Auto club contended the act Grants arbitrary Power to Highway commissioner William a Curling More Power than the governor. They argued Curlin could decide when and where to build toll roads without having any yardstick or specific qualifications Laid Down to go by. Assistant attorney general to m. Ferguson in defending the act declared the commissioner a Ould not spend state funds at his discretion but Only by Pov Fer if contract. He said competitive bidding would be required on the Bonds in order to obtain the Best interest rate and that if the commissioner should go beyond limits of the contract or Law a could be sued

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