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Cincinnati Kentucky Times Star (Newspaper) - November 17, 1953, Cincinnati, OhioKentucky weather fair tuesday and wednesday. High tuesday Low 70s Low Early wednesday 43% / High 72�. Tuesday november 17, 1953 Kentucky times Star a published As the first j Section of the Cincinnati times Start phone he 4320 56 pages 5c by carreer per week 30c Bluegrass final water rate hike threat in county brings it. Thomas blast need More taxes says Wetherby Kentucky in trouble Louisville ky., nov. 17 a amp a governor Law r e n c e Wetherby told the Kentucky farm Bureau federation convention yesterday that new state taxes or increases in present levies will be sought next year. The 600 convention delegates Beard the governor assert a we Are in trouble economically speaking in Frankfort and we Are going to have to do something about it. He would not say a at this time How he proposes to increase state revenues. He will have recommendations when the legislature convenes in january he added. The state Revenue department has announced that a proposal for a withholding system for state income taxes similar to that of the Federal government has been under the state is far from 100 per cent collection of the state income tax. There also has been speculation but no official confirmation that any Tan increase proposals May include hikes in levies on parimutuel Wager Fig now 3 per Gentr and on Beer and cigarettes. Representative elect John Young Brown Lexington Democrat has advocated adoption of a sales tax on condition that the individual income tax be modified or repealed. Governor Wetherby said he wanted More Funda for agriculture education and mental health. He warned that the annual state budget would have to be Cut to $72,000,000 under the present tax setup. A we have already Cut our budget from $81,000,000 to $76,-000,000,�?� he added. He said also that he would ask the legislature to pass a strip mining control Law to prevent the destruction of farm land and to study a plan to put More of the state in the Eastern time Rone. He suggested a dividing line running West of Louisville and it. Knox. Damages asked mrs. Helen Knuckles 132 West thirteenth Street Newport tuesday filed a $25,000 damage suit against Hugh l. Crawford 111 West thirteenth Street Newport in Campbell circuit court. Mrs. Knuckles charges she suffered a broken Kneecap and other injuries when an automobile in which she was a passenger and driven by the defendant crashed into a tree in Sharon weeds Cincinnati aug. 30. Benton Benton in Luedeke Newport lawyers filed the action. By Sam Stiles Frankfort ky., nov. 17�?misinterpretation of a department of Revenue letter by the Kenton county tax commissioner resulted in no property tax Bills being made out for banking houses in the county Revenue commissioner Robert h. Allphin said today. A the Werst part of it a Allphin said a is that the Banks lose their Opportunity for the 2 per cent discount on their tax Allphin explained that taxpayers receive the discount if they pay their taxes before oct. 31. The omission of the tax Bills was not discovered until the Kentucky times Star Frankfort reporter inquired a How Banks were a representative of the department was sent to Covington monday to straighten out the matter Allphin said. The Banks must pay state county and school property tax he said. They Are also assessed on the Bank shares. Allphin stated a county tax commissioner Albert Darenkamp apparently misunderstood a letter the department sent him and since he did not make but property tax Bills and turn them Over to the sheriff the sheriff could not collect the property tax. It was not the sheriffs he also stated that every conceivable Way was tried to allow the Banks to obtain the discount but the Law will not permit it. The letter from the department concerned tax assessing features he Only Are the Banks not freed from the tax but they will have to pay More than they usually do because of the discount features. At least one Bank in the area has a tax Bill amounting to close to $2,000, it was reported. Three robbers go to prison it a judge Ray l. Murphy of the Campbell circuit court Newport tuesday sentenced three Hickory Point Tenn men a James Quinn 23 James leads 21, and his brother Carlos Eads 27, to two years in the Lagrange by reformatory on robbery charges. A 16-year-old Tennessee boy arrested with the Trio was released to juvenile authorities of that state. County patrolmen said they arrested the four aug. 20 after they robbed Edgar Hendricks Covington a hitch hiker on u. S. 27 of $6. William j. Wise Commonwealth attorney said the accused were Riding in an automobile which had been stolen in new York. They entered guilty pleas. Police to arrest Road Litterer the Campbell county patrol will assist the Licking Valley improvement association in stopping the practice of dumping refuse and garbage along Licking Pike county judge Stanley c. Moebus stated tuesday. Louis Haubner president of the group and other officers informed the judge and fiscal court members of the nuisance and asked that county police Aid them. The association Fias posted a $50 Reward for the arrest and conviction of persons found responsible. County police will patrol the read and arrest violators. Death takes prominent retired methodist pastor services for the Rev. Howard e. Trent sr., widely known in methodist Church circles in Kentucky will be held thursday at 2 p. M. At the Grace methodist Church Newport. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery Southgate. The Rev. Or. Trent who lived at 324 Overton Street Newport died monday at Booth Hospital Covington. He was 64 years old. The Rev. Or. Trent formerly served As superintendent of the Covington Lexington District of the methodist Church and Secretary of the methodist conference of Kentucky. He retired As pastor of Augusta by methodist Church in August. 1952. Other pastorate he held during his ministerial career include Trinity methodist Church. Covington Grace methodist Church Newport. And first methodist Church. Ashland. He was a graduate of Union Rouege Barbou Wille ky., and studied for the ministry at the former Lane Seminary. Cincinnati. He was a member of la Tonia Lodge no. 746. F. And a. M. He is survived by his widow maj. Katharine Trent a son Howard e. Trent jr., Louisville two Sisters. Miss Frances Trent Russell. Ky., and mrs. Mildred Lane Ironton Two Brothers. Clayde and Guy Trent both of Ruseau and two grandchildren. Lawyer is sued by sex wife charges mexican divorce illegal declaring the mexican divorce and subsequent marriage of Henderson g. Hightower prominent Covington and Cincinnati attorney Are void mrs. Juanita Hightower Union ky., has filed suit to be declared his lawful wife. The declaratory judgment petition was on file tuesday in the Hamilton county common pleas court. According to the petition Hightower obtained a divorce in the first civil District of bravos state of Chihuahua Republic of Mexico on july 2, 1953. He married Kathereen Decker in Mexico on sept. 29. General motors corp. Is also named in thes Uit. Mrs. Hightower asks that Hightower and the corporation be enjoined from disposing of 2,400 shares of pm Mon Stock he holds in the corporation. The action was filed for mrs. Hightower by the firm of Gorman Silversteen amp Davis traction building Cincinnati. High Ower and his present wife Gre iving in the Phelps apartments East fourth Street Cincinnati. Mrs. Juanita Hightower seeks to have her marital status defined an to be declared the lawful wife of the defendant. Grounds for the action As set up in the petition Are that Nei she or Hightower lived in and the courts have no j Tion Over them. Late news bulletin a motion to dismiss the City a suit seeking authority to destroy 660 Slot machines was dismissed tuesday by judge Joseph p. Goodenough in the Kenton circuit court. The motion was filed by Charles e. Lester Newport attorney representing the owners John Rigney Ben Kees Elmer Hahn and John and Mary Weisenberger. The machines valued at $200,000, were originally seized by the Fri in 1952. After they were returned to Covington by the government they were seized by the Covington police under the orders of mayor John j. Moloney. Mrs. Mark Theissen Heads. A a a Catholic women a Council my in warm m. A a Quot Mem Rev. Howard Trent friends May Call at the Conn Lay funeral Home Covington wednesday from 2 to 10 p. M. Seek slate of for River dam Theo Tate Hageman executive Secretary of Kenton county water District no. 1, said he was in Frankfort monday to obtain information to make a formal application for construction of a dam across the Licking River above the Mouth of Banklick Creek. Accompanying him were Ferd Tenfelde a District water commissioner and Fred Farr an Engineer from the firm of Alfred Lifeber amp associates Cincinnati. The engineering company has been engaged As consultants by the water District. Hageman said they conferred with members of the water resources division of the state department of conservation. The water District already has applied for permission to the u. S. Engineers office. The proposed dam would be used to form a Pool for water Supply to the Kenton county water districts proposed new Man fined for false report a former Tennessee conservation officer tuesday became tile first defendant to be fined in Covington police court on a charge of filing a false police report. Andrew Isenberg Doanburg tenn., was fined $25 by judge Eugene Benzinger. Detective Lester Hollan testified Isenberg reported monday he had been slugged and robbed of $670 by two negro youths Ai the Covington end of the veterans memorial Bridge the night before. After detectives made an investigation Isenberg changed his Story and said Only $40 had been taken. He was then charged with making the false report. He had $6 in his Possession when he speakers and dignitaries at the second annual convention of the Covington diocesan Council of the National Council of Catholic women Are pictured at top. From left Are the Rev. Urban Hortsman diocesan director mrs. James Daugherty Beeville Texas banquet speaker Covington Bishop William t. Mulloy mrs. Louis Muth Lexington retiring president mrs. Mark Theissen Covington new president and mrs. Michael Geraci Cleveland o., who spoke at mondays luncheon session. New officers of Covington diocesan Council Are shown below. From left Are mrs. Theissen mrs. Clarence Rice treasurer and mrs. J. Emerson Lewis Secretary. Kentucky kernels Luke by Luke Lufberry that Cotton in the Mouths of University of Kentucky fans is not the result of premature Celebration of the Tennessee game. Its a bowl 1 taste not a dark Brown taste w e suppose More than one Northern kentuckian besides Luke has had to choose Between t h e classic at Lexington and the Charity Ball at Home next saturday. Lucky possessor of a ticket to Stoll Field seems to have done a Luke is planning on watching better than a Good Job. The wildcats and the Volt lock several weeks ago some in Battle. Maybe this is the year gentlemen came Over from new port to see How Good government we see by the Bracken a lat Dost chronicle that the Man but to Tamraz ? a a loaned a valuable sidesaddle for a City wide Celebration. It Hasni to file us of new been returned yet and mrs. W. Has complained to the chronicle about it a Kenton county a heavy death Tell on the highways. In contrast to Covington a nationally famous safety record. Is discussed in today a Kentucky times Star editorial. A death rides Kenton a a a a v we done to know whether the Dixie terminal the showcase of Eilermann a store had an interesting display of boy scout activities. There was one cynical note a a Wood carving set was directly in front of a first Aid kit. V a a anyone interested in buying a a Nice Thrifty hog the Boone county recorder has an and announcing 30 of them Are for Sale. 4 a dear Luke there Are some very Good reasons Why the folks in Covington should be proud of the present administration. While Many of the communities around us Are trying hard to put their 1 financial House in order the present administration under the leadership of mayor Moloney Little bit a Covin tonian was new head tuesday of Covington diocesan Council of the National Council of Catholic women which closed its second annual convention monday with a dinner in hotel Sheraton Gibson Cincinnati. New president is mrs. Mark Theissen 512 Levassour place who had served As general chairman of the convention. Retiring president is mrs. Louts Muth of Lexington. Mrs. John Emerson Lewis Lexington was elected Secretary and mrs. Clarence Rice Erlanger treasurer. Bishop William t. Muroy of the Covington diocese told the group of 400 guests at the dinner that he is proud of work the women had done. A you have opportunities galore to do big things for Christ and his Church a and you have not been found wanting a the Bishop asserted. The dinner closed a full Day a second of the convention that opened with pontifical High mass in St. Mary Cathedral Covington which was celebrated by Bishop Mulloy. Bishop Mark Carroll of Wichita kans., delivered the Sermon and spoke a Ater at a luncheon in the Cincinnati hotel which had been established As convention Headquarters and where business sessions were held. Hunting to open on schedule waterfowl season on Kentucky a Duck and Goose Hunting season opened at noon tuesday and Upland and fur bearer seasons including 25 Days of Squirrel Hunting will open at 12 01 a. M. Friday As originally scheduled. Tinder dry forests and Field conditions plus fires especially heavy in the Eastern Section of the state had caused Many to fear the opening Date might be delayed pending general rainfall. Ohio due to open general seasons monday delayed Hunting for at least a week and possibly longer with that decision due to be made Friday. But the associated press in a Story from Frankfort tuesday quoted a spokesman for the 8tato department of fish and wildlife resources today a saying Kentucky will open. Right now. All Hunting seasons Art closed. Except for waterfowl comma and Squirrel Hunting had been banned for 25 Days because of the danger of Forest fires. Opening Friday will be these Hunting seasons Quail ruffed grouse Rabbit Woodcock Jack swipe and Squirrel. Twenty Fivi Days curtailed from the Normal Squirrel season will be allowed extending through dec. Is to make up for lost Days because of the ban. Limits include for Quail 10 a Day 20 in Possession after two or More Days Hunting ruffed grouse two Rabbit eight a Day or 16 in Possession Woodcock four a Day Jack snipe eight a Day Squirrel six a Day or 12 in Possession geese five a Day not More than two Cansdas or White fronted geese at any time and ducks four a Day and eight in posses Slon including not More than one Wood Duck. Appeared at Covington police its still there but the last time Headquarters police paid. I we were in the Newport level of port those at present those elected to operate that City for the next two years May sometimes wonder How we do Good business in the Elty of Covington and since they do not meet at the same time that the officials of Covington do. It might be Worth their while to come Over and sit in and better understand How Good government operates. I Only make this suggestion in the Way of encouraging Good government throughout this Northern Kentucky Section. You see if Covington can give Mill Bottoms meeting set Bellevue Council will hold a special meeting next monday night to discuss the problem of the Mill Bottoms being used As a refuse dump by the City of Newport. The argument came up at the regular meeting of Council monday when members of Council and Mannie Hehman 450 Clark Street Bellevue asked Frank of Gallagher to file an injunction suit to prevent the City of Newport from using the Bottoms. A however of Gallagher said that an injunction would be impracticable. He said Newport has agreed to improve the situation within the next few Days. Of Gallagher said that if the improvement is not noticed by the time of the special meeting next monday some action will be taken. Mrs. Thelma Schroeder City dog License inspector stated that $671 has been collected. This amount Marks an All time High Shock victim Patsy Falls 6, Alhambra apartments 25 East third Street Newport was treated for Shock at Booth Hospital Covington late monday after being struck by an automobile at third and Mon Mouth streets Newport. Police said the car was operated by Robert Clore Burlington by after treatment the child was released. Water meeting at courthouse discussions of emergency water supplies will be held wednesday night in the Independence courthouse by Kenton county officials Covington commissioners and representatives of Tho department of agriculture and the department of conservation of Kentucky. The meeting was called by Earl Metcalfe executive director of the Kenton county taxpayers league. The meeting will open at 7 30 p. M. Members of fire departments throughout the county will also attend and plan emergency water supplies for fighting fires. Water in the Rural areas is at thei lowest level for Many years and May be shut off entirely by freezing weather. Situation is blamed on ugh amp a a thunderous storm from an otherwise cloudless sky was loosed at the meeting of it. Thomas Council monday night when mayor Frank it a. Stegeman and City Engineer Charles h. Kuhn reported to the Board that a further increase in water rates can be expected. One member was heard to Label present Bills from Commonwealth water co. A a swindle a and councilman Robert Smalley suggested that water Consumers in it. Thomas Bellevue and Dayton should unite in protest and refuse As a unit to pay their Bills. City attorney Louis Arnold counselled against such a plea but stated a for the record a that blame for the present water situation faced by $.080 Campbell county water customer should be placed with Union Light heat a Power co., Covington which sold its distribution system to Commonwealth. Arnold based his argument on two Points. He declared ugh amp a neglected to insure its water Supply with a separate Plant and therefore left itself at the mercy of Covington a rate increases. Then with explanation that it was losing Money on its water operations the local Utility sold out to Commonwealth the City attorney added. The mayor and Engineer explained their information had been gained in a conference with Wood Hanna Louisville Commonwealth president who stated present water rates Ara Only $0 per cent of what his Eom Triy wants and also termed wholesale water charges by Covington and Newport excessive. Arnold assured Council that every Legal Means is being pursued to fight both the Campbell water system Sale in the courts and also the rate Case before the state Public service commission. A but this goes far higher than the pc Arnold charged. In other actions it. Thoma Council passed an assessment ordinance for the Dale Avenue improvement charging $8.75 per foot for Street work and $5.73 per foot for sanitary sewer. Accepted with regret the resignation of Roy a. Francis 105 Mayo Avenue member of the Board of adjustment for is years and named Paul b. Kiel 77 Deshler Lane to Complete the current term due to expire june 17, 1954. Both men Are architect. Heard a Rommuno cation from Commonwealth water co. That Effort will to made to clean the water main along North it. Thomas Avenue from City building to i Vernosa before next lung Era speak usage period to improve service in Northern limits of the City. Expressed appreciation and promised distribution co operation to Clinton l. Smith. 10 Trinity place for his offer of safety material to Aid the City traffic drive. Us a tax reduction without a payroll tax it would seem that our sister City might be Able to do in a Small Way the same thing. Or at least try. Now mind you i am not being critical of the efficiency of the officials Over there far be it from that. What i have in mind is this if our officials on this Side of the River can accomplish a great Deal in two years by efficiency in operations surely it would seem that the officials of our sister City could Trail along at least somewhat. John s. Whittle Covington by. Pastorate in Erlanger for or. Kenneth Bowen 0 0 appointment of or. Kenneth b. Bowen former president of the College of the Bible Lexington As pastor of the Erlanger Christian Church was announced tuesday by K. Price chairman of the Church Board. Or. Bowen was pastor of the Madison Avenue Christian Church in Covington from 1927 to 1945, when he was named head of the College of the Bible. In 1948 he was called to the pastorate of the Morgan Park Christian Church Chicago. During world War h or. Bowen served on the War service committee of the disciples of Christ and the executive committees of the Federated Council of churches the american red Cross and the Uso. In 1937 he was a Delegate to the ecumenical conferences at Oxford England and Edinburgh Scotland which led to the establishment of the world Council of churches. A native of North Carolina or. Bowen received the degree of Bachelor of divinity from the Rouege of the Bible at Lexington in 1917. He received an m. A. Degree from Transylvania College in 1918. From 1918 to 1920 he studied at Columbia University and at the Union theological Seminary in new York. He received a second m. A. Degree at Columbia in 1919. Mrs. Bowen served As a Mem Ber of the Board of trustees of the United Christian missionary society and is a past vice president of the International convention of the disciples of Christ. Or. And mrs. Bowen have two daughters. One mrs. Ben Hob Good with her husband is studying at Yaki University in Prepa or. Kenneth Bowen ration for missionary service in the belgian Congo. The other. Miss Brenda Bowen is a student at Centre College Danville by

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