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Irving Daily News Texan (Newspaper) - June 14, 1962, Irving, Texas I t it or tit i it Tokos co i on try Btu pro too div volume 57 number 142 sundays Ioc week Da�ys--5c my in a r by daily news i exan your Horne in s paper in Texas fastest Iron ing City Irving Dallas county Texas weather partly Cloudy and warm High today and Friday near 90. Low tonight upper 60 a. Raj a a h 14,1962 it que school tax Roll growth Sho million too million $90 million $80 million $70 million $60 million $50 million $400 million $30 million $20 million $10 million �?~53 �?~54 �?~55 �?~56 �?~57 59 60 �?~61 �?~62 steady March upward. This bar graph shows the healthy growth of the tax Roll of Irving Independent school District. The newest Roll shows the biggest gain Over $10,000,000, for any one year not having an abnormal acceleration Factor. Two years with bigger increases were in 1955, when the Sowers area most everything West of Story re was annexed and in 1960 when a District wide re evaluation resulted in a general increase in assessed values. News texan photo cd leaders hit lays in zoning for Industry in Vin gites hog fishing laurels a pair of Irving anglers walked off with both prizes in last months int fishing contest. E. L. Hamon netted the largest Crappie and Terry Lewis reeled in the biggest Bass to win the contest. Both men received a Rod and reel set. For More details see Bob Moore a outdoors column on the inside Paes of today a daily news texan. A say zone Board 4too picayunish9 by Bob Johnson rumbles of discontent from civic and business leaders flared up wednesday following the zoning commissions tuesday night postponement of a zoning change request for a vast Industrial District. If better ordinance needed says City planner Virtanen school tax Roll shows top a Normal year gain by Charles Lewis property listed on the Irving school tax Roll took better than a $10,000,000 jump last year and indications Are that the City a growth will shoot the Roll to even sharper gains this year. That was the optimistic report Given this week by Charles Parks school tax As Sessor and collector to trustees of the school District. Parks said he bases the Bright forecast on building permits already issued this year. The new tax Roll shows the largest single year gain in any year when e there was not an abnormal influence such As citywide re evaluation or major annexation of territory. The total tax Roll hit $110, 173,505, compared to $99,865, 653, the prior year. The thing specially pleasing to Parks is a hint that new Industrial and commercial developments Are beginning to pull More of the Load. This indicator comes in the personal property Roll which includes such things Ysmach try Adams Ronald Umphress sub and t veep begins his vacation next week. And howl first thing on docket monday morning is to answer a summons for jury duty. Who was the Oft mentioned Blackburn and what was his local connection with the Telephone Industry according to Carroll Row Botham out at the us states Telephone co there was no such August gentleman. The Central office name was chosen arbitrarily for its distinct phonic qualities. The same holds True for other area codes an Drew Butler Crest View at one time it was thought that letters and numerals would be easier to remember than All numerals. But the letter system is losing ground. And with direct distance dealing at hand Many exchanges Are going All numeral for add. That will be ten in a Row. The first three will be for the National Call area the second three for the Central office the last four local numbers. Thus the a ii news texans add number May some Day be 214-253-3333. A clothing styles can change abruptly. This is what a b. Stevens discovered a few years Back when he bought a new suit in san Antonio. It was a nifty Job. Perfect in every respect. And on Sale at a $10 markdown. Stevens snapped it up and was Rushing Home to show his wife when Quot we three. The police had him tagged for running a red Light. The traffic Fine was exactly $10. Says Stevens a from that moment on the suit did no to fit. It was the wrong color. The weave was no Good. It bagged on the rack. And it is still bagging right a Flag Day is june 14. It was on that Day 1777, that in Honor of a the Rise of a new Constellation in the West a the following governmental decree was issued a the Flag of the United states shall be of 13 stripes of alternate red Andhi Tegwith a Union of 13 stars of White in a Field of in those Days the sword was More Active than the pen and accounts of the Flag s origin Are not to be found. There Are interesting legends and these will continue. The Betsy Ross Story historians say Well matches the one about honest George Washington and the Cherry tree. But a study of the Flag s history is rewarding. It reveals the highly patriotic feelings of Many Brave bands who United in common cause to create that a new Constellation in the numerous flags the symbols of an emerging nation were apparent too years before the revolution. They leaned heavily toward the Pine tree the Beaver and the Rattlesnake with the warning a a done to tread on the stars and stripes curiously enough Quot evolved in two logical easy Steps from the red Ensign of great Britain Banner of enemy terminology of the Flag includes such words As Dexter and sinister for the Flag s own right and left Canton for the rectangular segment on the upper Dexter Corner and the hoist and Fly for the Width and length. Many stirring addresses have been made about the Flag. But none compares with the silent eloquence of the stars and stripes As it Waves overt free nation. Winery and office furniture. In this portion of the Overall Roll valuations Are rising at a slightly faster rate than in real estate which includes Homes and lots. The tax Roll actually represents about 45 percent of the Market value of the real and personal property involved. This figure is arrived at by taking the estimated Cost of buildings and land As of 1950 and then taking 60 percent of that appraisal. A Check Back on prior tax Roll totals mirrors the nearly phenomenal growth of Irving. The tax Roll totalled $2, 297, 083 in 1939. Ten years later it had progressed to Only $7,785,181, although the postwar Boom was Well underway in grand Prairie and Arlington. But by 1954the tax Roll had tripled hitting $30,176, 251. It tripled again by 1960, hitting $89,989,671, and has expanded slightly More than $20,000,000 since 1960. The tax rate per $100 valuation for 1962 will not be set until late in the summer. The 1961 rate was $1.60. Peak rate was in 1959, when the figure was $1.62 per $100. Prior to that the rate had remained $1.50 per $100 for the 14 years new Spur planned on 183 a Public hearing with a bearing on future transport a Tion convenience for Northwestern Irving was held tuesday in Hurst. The hearing involved the routing of new state Highway 121. It Drew a Good crowd of officials and property own ers from Hurst Euless Bedford North Richland Hills and fort Worth. The project which is about four years in the future includes Spur 320, which will Branch to the Southeast off the Highway when it veers North eastward on its path from fort Worth to Grapevine. The Spur will Start Between Hurst and Euless will go under n. Main St. In Euless and will intersect with the Highway 183 expressway West of Carter Field. Over the entire routing of 121, there will be interchange at precinct line rd., Norwood dr., Brown Trail bed Ford Euless rd., Bedford a Lington rd., Ark Highway 157. The Highway is expected to Supply a much More convenient route for mid cities traffic North of 183 into Irving shopping areas and into Dallas places of employment. Commencing with 1946. School trustees in campaigning for the recent $6, 500,000 Bond Issue stated that if the tax Roll maintains a solid growth it May not be necessary to raise the tax rate in order to cover bonded indebtedness. Parks report this week indicated that this Good news May a come Parks pointed out that there were relatively few complaints 12 to the tax equalization Board this year this is the smallest number Parks could recall. Sitting on the Board this year were . Russell chairman Robert d. Main and Frank l. Randolph the Board has jurisdiction Over assessments on about 21,000 items of property. All but 3300 of these Are in the Irving City limits. The balance of the school taxes Are drawn off 1500 items of property in the Dallas City limits and 1800 in unincorporated county areas. A there s just one thing i want to know a said one chamber of it Commerce official a does Irvin really want Industry a tile broadside was fired by Phillip Reid chamber Vic president in charge of Industrial development. Ired by the delay Reid said he fears Irving is losing chances for Industry by making it a too Tough for the interested corporations. The land involved is a 75-acre tract just off the new Grauwiler Extension and South of Carpenter freeway. Developers have the land under option pending suitable Industrial zoning. They Are prepared to pay $450,000 for the raw land. It is planned to turn the area into an Industrial Park similar to the Brookhollow Industrial District. C. W. A a dub Miller of Bolanz and Miller realtors Dallas acted As spokesman for die interested Syndicate. Nearly All of the land would be classified l first manufacturing and k Light Industry had Miller s request been granted. After two and one half hours of debate the commission voted to postpone action pending More definite plans on two portions of the land South of the freeway and North of Proctor St. John Davis president of the chamber a Industrial committee Matte repeated pleas for the request to be granted outright a without a the Handicap of a protective its Flag Day. A. Marc Reedy six year old son of or. And mrs. D. M. Reedy 1800 Winthrop poses with the Flag he and his family will Fly today in Honor of Flag Day. Irvi gites Are encouraged to Fly the Flag on this Day set aside especially to pay tribute to old glory. A news texan photo a we dearly need this Industrial Park Here a said Davis. A if you done to believe it come work with me sometime. When you re talking to some of these Industrial people and you Tell them they be got to wait 90 Days to get a zoning change they turn their backs and go Over to Garland and of industrialists become interested in locating in Irving they a have to go through All the rigmarole of site plans and hearings with the zoning and City commissions asserted Davis. One of the applicants talking Points was that As soon As the land Sale is completed deed restrictions go into effect that require that the property be developed a in a High class the Broad deed restrictions which apply to any future users of the land require that the commercial property be developed under the City s Quot master plan to exclude any obnoxious or unsightly building or a any occupancy that would produce noxious doors or excessive Davis said the City s master plan and City planner Perttu Virtanen concurred that the land must be zoned for Industrial use. Zoning Board vice chairman Ashley Rivers who presided in the absence of Jack Morrison assured Miller and Davis that the Board recognized the value of the Industrial Park to Irving and sympathized with the request. He added however that granting the outright zoning for so valuable a tract after Only one nights study seemed unreasonable too. J. H. Borom local realtor who attended the meeting on another Case made a pointed address to the commissioners a i think our main problem Here tonight is to see if Irving is really growing up and Are we growing up in our thinking. A these gentlemen anticipate going in with something so attractive that it is going to draw other business in. Quot give them approval. Give them Freedom of operation to get Busy and get the people in there that they want. Let s let our City really get rolling. I think this would do More to get Irving on the map than probably any other thing we be commissioner Dave Bowman took on the role of the Black sheep in tuesday night s meeting. He was openly opposed to delaying action on the request. He told the news texan wednesday that he and the other commissioners had stayed together for Many hours after the meeting and resolved their differences by informal discussion. On the other hand he said he Felt the commission s apprehension Over outright Industrial zoning was unfounded. Quot when a Syndicate gets together and raises nearly a half million Bucks to work with they sure Arentt going to build junk Yards a Bowman said. At the heated tuesday night meeting of tile zoning commission it was asked if proper restrictions on new building were not incorporated in the zoning ordinance. The question goes straight to the heart of the whole zoning problem according to City planner Perttu Virtanen. For example in the controversial request for Industrial zoning tuesday night a major portion of the tract was to be zoned l first manufacturing. Under the present ordinance a Developer could build any one of 43 Indus tires from a blast Furnace to a sauerkraut factory. In an interview with the news texan wednesday Virtanen said Quot everyone is always blaming the zoning commission for the delay in get Ting Industrial zoning when it in t their fault at Quot the fault lies in the zoning ordinance. A protective permit is no substitute for uniform restrictions in the zoning ordinance but if that Sall you be got to work with then you done to have much Choice do you a Quot most industries prefer very Concrete restrictions because it protects their property. This is w hat the zoning commission is trying to accomplish Quot Why not hassle out the restrictions building setbacks parking lighting Etc and Settle them once and for All in a better zoning ordinance a the protective permit came into being to give City commissioners More control Over see zone pm. 12 on Sowers Road schools plan maintenance he architect Douglas Grogan has been employed by the Irving Independent school District to draw up plans for transforming the old Sowers re. School to a maintenance Headquarters for the school system. It is believed the building can Best be utilized in this manner since it is too Small for an elementary school Plant and figuring in the direction of current Irving growth the building eventually will be located near the Center of the District. The school Board during its meeting this week took no action on a request from the Junior chamber of Commerce for permission to use Tiger stadium As the site of a circus the last week in september. In other action die trustees approved the Purchase of $8260 Worth of venetian blinds for use in most of the Grade schools in the system and postponed final decision on a Resolution to work toward the gradual elimination of the use of All Federal funds by september 1965. Own a a a _ a pm today by United press International Indianapolis ind. The Pitman Moore co. Has rushed an air shipment of Gamma globulin to the Hospital ship . Hope off the coast of South America to control an infectious hepatitis epidemic. The ship anchored off slavery Peru radioed for 300 doses of Gamma globulin which was provided free by the pharmaceutical firm. A a Galesburg 111. Poet Carl Sandburg who holds honorary degrees from 34 universities will pick up a High school diploma on his 85th birthday next Winter. The school Board in Sandburg sold Home town has voted to Confer the diploma on the writer who completed elementary school and College but not High school. A Rawalpindi Pakistan president Mohammad Ayub Khan wednesday appointed Mohammad All Bogra former prime minister Sod one time ambassador to Tbs United states As foreign minister of pakis Tan. A Tempe Ariz. A chief scientist Russell k. Sherburne says White Sands proving grounds in new Mexico May become the Center of the United states next manned flights into specs. A a a Cambridge mass. A americans Are Are starting a new museum every four Days Tbs Secretary of the smithsonian institution in Washington d.c., said wednesday

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