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Thirty-Four Tracts Have Been Acquired Through Declarations of Taking So Far
Prices Government Offering People for Land Said To Be Far Below Actual Value

            Title to twenty-three more tracts of land in the TNT area were acquired Tuesday by the Government when declarations of taking were filed in the St. Louis Federal Court. The total now acquired by the Government has been increased to 34 with 112 tracts still to be accounted for.
            The first case is scheduled to be brought into court early next month since the property owners are allowed time to file exceptions to the Government’s offer. If the amount deposited in court is not satisfactory, the cases will go to trial.
            Parties from whom the Government is attempting to acquire the land at reported ridiculously low figures, indicated they would make their case on the validity of the original contract with the Government, in which they optioned their land for specified sums.
            The Government is offering figures far below the actual value of the land, those who know land values stated.
            The owners acreage and amounts paid into court yesterday are:
            Mr. and Mrs. William Zeyen, .43 acres, $780.
            Thomas Livergood, 6.2 acres, $1200.
            Mr. and Mrs. Osmund Haenssler, 33 acres, $1320.
            John Dixon, lot in Howell, $500.
            Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kessler, 30 acres, $2420.
            Elsie Knippenberg, lot in Howell, $1300.
            Julia Castlio, 48.54 acres, $1700.
            John W. Miller, 260.70 acres, $11,350.
            Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Daniels, three acres, $360.
            Joseph Chandler and others, one-half acre, $200.
            Masonic Home of Missouri, 61 acres, $2280.
            Morris Muschany and others, two lots in Howell, $480.
            Addie M. Sutton and others, 129.76 acres, $5360.
            Ella Treisch, 45.51 acres, $2728.
            Mr. and Mrs. J. Karl Muschany, 40 acres, $2611.
            Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mozgva, 12.60 acres, $2400.
            Mr. and Mrs. George Hackmann, 141.20 acres, $8680.
            Henry Keiser and others, 165.60 acres, $5640.
            Helen Hollander and others, 64.31 acres, $2960.
            Mr. and Mrs. Claude E. Muschany, six lots in Howell and 55.75 acres, $8320.
            Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cunningham, 33.33 acres. $735.
            Louis Nicolai, 24.35 acres, $3000.