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Howland Bandwagon (Newspaper) - February 9, 1977, Howland, Ohio HOWLAND 1976 Hooper Award Winner VOICE OF HOWLAND Third No. 47 36 Pages FEBRUARY 1977 Entered As Second Class Mailer Post Office Wiles Ohio TWENTY CENTS A COPY 7.9 mills isn't enough MRS. NELLIE secretary to school superintendent Tom Is doing ber part to conserve Last when the temperature dipped to below Mrs. Zaucha turned her hot water heating system off. The wall of windows behind her brings in enough natural warmth to heat her office on sunny William publicity chairman for the Citizens for the Rowland told the wagon last week that the failure of the 7.9 mill school levy in November has put the school system in a that cannot be solved by levy passage in if it passes in said the schools will have to come back to the voters for more money in three The according to is that a levy passage in March will not make funds available until 1978. If the levy had passed last it would have provided about million in 1977. The school system ended 1976 with a according to Board of Education Mrs. Doris At the end of said there will be another deficit of In 1978 and 1979 the deficit will continue to At last week's Board of Education Board member Warner Taiclet acknowledged the need for a larger levy but said the Board is un- willing to ask for more millage because so many citizens have complained that even 7.9 mills is too Lisby said the levy is needed because all costs have can't point to any one thing and say that's why we need more With the exception of a large new the the Rowland system's payment for vocational the increase in expenses is due solely to according to Some examples of inflationary in- creases are which comprise the largest percentage of the school They rose from in 1974 to in 1975 to in 1976 to .in 1977 forecasts The and category which includes library educational equipment and furniture maintenance and replacement and a service fund rose Costs rose from in 1974 to in 1975 to in 1976 to a forecasted in 1977. The steady increase in costs from 1974 to 1977 forecasts is typical of every account except according to The one account which registered a decline from 1976 to 1977 is the motor vehicle fund which will be Small businesses doing well sampling rof some small businessmen reveals that an optimistic mood prevails about the upcoming Possible according to those are the new administration in Washington and the gradual improvement sin the The gas shortage has not yet seriously cut into small and in one has even improved it. Mr. Pat manager of the Rowland Valu said business during the recent severe weather conditions was because people were stocking He said 1976 was a good year for Valu King and expects returns to be about the same in 1977. Mr. Ron of Purcell's Home Decorators at Rowland said business improved by about five or ten percent in 1976. He expects an even better year in 1977 because Carter is pumping so much money into the giving all business people a shot in the He said a prolonged energy shortage Wolcott asks residents for cooperation Superintendent Harry Wolcott is asking that residents shovel snow to the right of the their driveways they face the to minimize snow throwback from the Township He also asks that residents refrain from snow onto noting that persons doing this can be arrested for ob- Wolcott is also investigating the possibility of the Township passing a ordinance for bad weather page could hurt him it suppliers face gas but added that most of the carpet manufacturers he deals with have alternate fuel sources Mr. Jim Rice of Jim Rice Associates on East Market called business approaching will definitely be a good he We're building houses in Heritage Heights in a price range people are looking His firm is a member of the tronic Realty a nationwide hook-up which will expand from 600 to this Rice said a number of things will affect realty in Rowland this including the gas shortage and the upcoming school According to heat pumps are increasing in popularity as a way of and if the cost of remains constant and gas goes the heat pump will become more economically feasible that gas Does he plan to build any heated love but the cost is said He expects solar energy to eventually become a reasonably priced alternative to gas or electricity but added that this cannot happen until it can be installed for under Rice also said that if the March school levy it may be more to attract to Rowland because school system attracts Mrs. Hilda manager of Liptak TV at Rowland said 1976 was She credits the good year to the improvement in the economy and expects this year will be as good or Mr. Steve manager of Gorant Candles at the Rowland said that both 1975 and 1976 were good years for Seasonal specialties such as Christmas Yule are he and the continual introduction of new lines have been good for it looks like a good year for Rowland small in spite of an energy crunch which has demanded small like turning down but is not causing any severe hardship so less in 1977 because of a one-time school bus purchase in 1976. Lisby emphasized that most budget items cannot be cut appreciably without incurring we want to get into a situation where one it's the third turn to bring paper clips and the fourth turn to bring toilet he Between 1974 expenditures and those forecasted for 1977 increases Fringe from to Student related and non- teaching from to Maintenance and Custodial from to Administrative from to from to and from to Motor from to Building Maintenance Grounds Upkeep and Transfer Students and from to Mr. Alan chairman of the levy said that only about two two cents out of every dollar the school receives is that able to be cut or reduced by the levy said cuts out of the biggest item in the school teacher will have to be He estimates this could mean not renewing about 30 are not surplus or unneeded said noting that publicity chairman Hart told him the schools are already operating with minimum The only alternative to severe personnel cuts is to operate at a as long as and then close the school said the levy it is inevitable that the schools will shut down unless there is an immediate reduction in said The Levy Committee is now in the process of contacting people and identifying and residents and answering their questions about the The committee also plans to distribute a fact sheet about the financial plight One critical voting ding to the committee is students who graduated from Rowland High School within the last four years Duval said that statistics show this group is generally He revealed that the has agreed to organize contacts with this group and try to secure its Duval estimated the group at which could provide enough votes to pass the Committee members are raising money for the campaign by selling 50 cent memberships to the for the Rowland These cards are available from any committee member or district Lisby urged anyone wanting to work for levy passage or buy a membership to contact one of the of the system's six They For Rowland Mr. and Mrs. Steve Burnett H C Barbara North George Porter Sharon Rowland Bruce and for Rose In Today's Bandwagon Raymond Crawford concludes his about his visit to a town that raises on page 4. A Rowland resident goes to the Cedar Point Auditions on page 7. And we introduce our new column on page 8. On today's Editorial Page are the regular columns by Ralph Keith McKnight and Joan Cochran plus some other interesting Ingersoll's my column concerns his deep lack of faith in McKnight writes about Gov. James toughest chore of his On the Feature Page in paper are the regular including CB Radios by The Blue who discusses with the title this week of pays the third in the Choices in a Contemporary Today's article deals with the family and morality Also on the feature page is the popular Gossip Included in today's edition also is a review of the Dayton Ballet Company's performance at Powers Auditorium and an article on the ceramic show at the Butler Institute of American Art. Mrs. Bock to retire after 31 years as teacher Margaret 8597 High is looking forward to spending tune working on her hobb helping with her grand- and plain She retired last week after 31 years of teaching in the Rowland In. armed with a two-year degree from Kent State all that was required at the Mrs. Bock was hired to teach at She recalls that the Depression had just ended and Howland was mostly rural at the In she quit teaching for nine Halfway point first half of 1976 Real Estate and Public Utilities Tax Collection has been successfully completed with Trumbull County Treasurer Paul Barran reported last The 10 percent rollback amounts to and the Homestead Exemptions comes to This totals The charge of was exceeded by Barran said that the county payers are to be commended for their efforts in paying their The public schools and political subdivisions will be able to satisfy their he years to have two who now works for American Welding in Champion and a former guidance counselor at Howland Junior High who is expecting her fourth child Howland Glen opened the year after Mrs. Bock returned to school and she was there to help open it. She's been teaching there ever She's seen kids come and go through the years despite the dire of educational experts about an and a growing for authority among Mrs. Bock doesn't kids have changed has affected she know alot more at an earlier But the only way I think it has negatively affected children is they don't get as much sleep as She believes that a teacher must show who has the upper hand in the but that you treat the children with they will return Night breaking day burglary down Rowland Township Police Department reported that the number of January and en- tering of inhabited dwellings at night increased to 14 from 10 in and that while five daytime occurred in none were reported in Motor vehicle increased from six in December to 12 in Petit larceny was significantly down from December 16 cases were reported in five in Destruction of property also decreased from December to January from 21 to 13. Grand larceny cases jumped from three in December to six in Highway traffic accidents were up seven from Those involving private property were down And accidents causing personal injury totaled six in None were recorded in page Relief may be on the way you think you have experienced severe shortages in clothing or medical needs because of the relief may be coming to And all you have to do is The Trumbull County Com- missioners have appropriated in relief which will be distributed through the Trumbull County Welfare The distribution began Monday and will continue until March 1. The commissioners met with 13 area social services agencies last Thursday to develop the method for distributing the Here's how it your particular social services agency Catholic United Urban or the Office of Elderly you will be interviewed and a determination will be made on whether you are eligible for the emergency it's up to the agency to submit the request to the Welfare which will distribute the money The commissioners stressed that the relief is only supplemental and will be available only until March or when the money runs out comes Commissioner Walter indicated that if the weather and energy situation continues at a crisis additional funds may be Working mothers have also caused Mrs. mothers have to work and I guess it does affect the she They have to do alot more for and if that makes them more maybe it's An Mrs. Bock agreed in principle with the recent but she refused to didn't feel that strongly about she I'm but I don't believe in raising a I'd just rather leave things the way they She that of teachers has greatly improved teaching Her newfound free time will allow Mrs. Bock to devote herself to her grandchildren and her She makes clothes for herself and her does some and reads things that I can She also canes has taken a course in cake decorating she calls and loves to go on bus And when she's exhausted all of she'll start washing her house does it every and top-dressing her love to dabble in different she I dabble sometimes I Mrs. Bock was born Margaret Law in the youngest of six The family moved to Howland when she was nine years Her Mrs. Ella still lives in NUes along with Mrs. Bock's Mrs. Harriet Another Mrs. Martha lives in North Carolina and will be visiting If she had it to do over again would she become a said Mrs. but added that today the field is so crowded that she wouldn't encourage She is also considering doing some substituting or tutoring in the But for Mrs. Bock is savoring the beginning of a long-awaited MRS. MARGARET BOCK relaxes In front of her while crocheting a blanket for the baby her Mrs. Richard Bock Is in Crocheting in pinks and Mrs. Bock U hopeful it wUl be a
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