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Lima News, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1976, Lima, Ohio f annual bout with confusion NEW YORK AP Back in the frugal Benjamin Franklin proposed an idea for saving at least one hour a day Franklin called his idea Daylight Saving Time His reputation as a scientist was so great in America and in Europe where he had been the first American to receive an Honorary Degree from Oxford sity and was serving as the first American Minister to France that nearly everybody believes that his proposal was made for purely scientific reasons Not so Ben loved science but he also loved parties At the Court of King Louis XVI and his fun-loving Queen Marie-Antoinette Franklin was a great favorite and Ben considered it his duty as a U.S diplomat never to leave a big party too early Consequently getting up late one ing after having stayed up late the night before Franklin wished the day included just one hour more of daylight and he relayed his thoughts to the King All that had to be done to assure one extra hour of daylight at the end of the day was to push the hour hand of a clock forward one hour The king allegedly kept thinking about this revolutionary American idea until the French Revolution and then the revolutionaries took all his clocks away from him According to Bulova Watch Company's researchers DST was not adopted by anybody until nearly 150 years later ing World War I as a temporary emergency measure to aid the war effort To be specific DST cut electric power consumption in war plants by adding an extra hour of daylight at the end of the business day while simultaneously ing wartime plant blackouts more tive Today most but not all American com- move clock and watch hands ahead an hour when DST starts back when it ends But many people including experts on time refer to DST as America's annual bout with confusion because observance has not been uniform throughout the nation For example at 2 on April more than 100 million Americans living in 20 states advanced clocks watches and other timepieces by one hour But more than 80 million other citizens either were not scheduled to go on DST at all or were to do so on a later date in the spring There were then 18 states that observed DST on a statewide basis and 18 other states where it was observed in some way In addition there were and are isolated areas and communities across the country that observe what has been described as wildcat a sort of voluntary com- by everybody without any formal legal sanction In Indiana there was no of- state time at all In Pennsylvania on the other hand the state was on Standard Time but 600 communities moved to DST on their own In parts of Texas North Dakota and Alaska some 500.000 Americans observe See DST Page A2 What are the qualities that make for Judgment industry health and the greatest of these is judgment Beaverbrook A Freedom Newspaper The Lima News Serving Northwest Ohio More Than 91 Years Sunday April 18 1976 92 pages 6 sections 35 cents Ford mum Minot residents Switch Join guardsmen to bolster dikes car DETROIT AP The Maverick and Mercury Cornet lines at Ford Motor Co will be replaced with a new line of compact cars according to the Metalworking News The new line of cars is expected to come into the market for the 1978 model run the publication said in its April 19 edition A Ford spokesman refused to comment on the report Metalworking News said the new line of cars will become the bread and butter units in Ford's compact stable The new cars according to the will offer some ments over the MavericK and Comet models in fuel economy driving and resistance to corrosion The re- placement project has been an- for some time and it is a part of Ford's much publicized Fox product development program which began a few years ago with the in- of the Mustang EL the newspaper said The Fox program involves a revision of all of Ford's smaller cars prior to 1980 Metalworking News said Ford plants in Sterling Heights Mich Kansas City Mo Lima Ohio and Sharonville Ohio would be involved in the new-model program don't comment on future products for competitive the Ford spokesman said MINOT AP Flood waters of the rising Souris River came within six inches of the top of Minot's elaborate dike system Saturday prompting urgent calls for more volunteers to shore up the threatened barricades Mayor Chester Reiten went on local radio and to appeal for volunteers to sandbag dikes along the west side of the city as river water ate away at the earthen dikes City officials said the dikes on the west side of the city were the weakest link in the dike system City Manager John Arnold said the situation was hairy About persons were evacuated from low-lying areas in Minot population in the past week Gov Arthur A Link authorized 100 more National Guardsmen to help build dikes bring the total number of guardsmen in Minot to 160 Arnold said the additional men were needed to join several hundred volunteers who were stretching heavy plastic across the dikes and laying sandbags to shore up eroding riers Meanwhile 10 churches in the evacuated area of Minot have rented theaters borrowed empty buildings or will be sharing chapels as the News update Corruption crackdown Widow denied funds EAST ST LOUIS 111 AP The police chief an administrative tant to the mayor the director of public safety and a police officer became the latest public figures to be charged with official corruption here Saturday Chief Harold Gene Moore 40 and Safety Director J Cedell Mosley 68 were arrested on charges of official misconduct on allegations of ing permitting and protecting bling operations according to St Clair County officials They were ar- rested after being called to the county court house in Belleville shortly after 1 Leroy 57 assistant to Mayor William E Mason was ar- rested at his home Police Lt Joseph R Bonner 50 was arrested on the street Roberts and Bonner were charged with accepting money for the protection of gambling Frisco supported SAN FRANCISCO City bus drivers voted Saturday to continue honoring picket lines but warned that if the strike is not escalated within 72 hours they will meet again to sider thai decision The decision temporarily averted a potentially crippling blow lo the walkout of city crafts union members About 700 members of member bus and trolley union met behind closed doors The vole was 10 to 1 m favor of continuing lo support of the strike Boy killed in flareup TEL AVIV Israel APi Israeli troops shol and killed a boy during fresh Arab violence Saturday in the occupied west bank town of the military command The incident to set off a new spate of Arab disruptions on the eve of an march west Jordan up lo Israelis The march was organized by Israeli rightists as a snow of support lor Israel's control of the region Israeli soldiers moved into a crowd of Arab youths after an internal demonstration in violent and crowd began hurting stones the military command said NEW YORK AP United Brands has refused to pay a pension and deferred salary benefits to the widow of Eli M Black the company's chairman who committed suicide just before revelation of a bribery dal Black jumped from his office dow on Feb 3 1975 shortly before it was disclosed that the company had paid million in bribes for favorable tax treatment in Honduras from which the company imports Chiquita bananas evacuees prepare to celebrate Easter Sunday The Rev David First Congregational Church rented a col- lege theater so they wouldn't have to borrow a church It is so important at this time to hold together The have a need for familiarity of their own type of worship The minister whose family has already been evacuated from their home said his Resurrection message would relate directly to the flood threat which forced evacuation of a third of his congregation The 160 families attending the First Congregational church are no strangers to evacuation They have relocated several times before In 1969 the church was flooded and bishing costs totaled His congregation pays a service for the college theater and they've rented it for two weeks He uses what he called his instant church kit He carries hymnals a cross and offering plates in the trunk of his car Robert Barnicle of the National Weather Service said 1.67 inches of rain was measured at Minot on day but it wasn't known yet what fect it would have on the river It would undoubtedly increase the crest level but perhaps for only a short time He said the crest was now expected Sunday night but he explained the river level was to fall more than the six inches by Tuesday It will be at crest for just a short time and then right back down James Ruyak of the Army Corps of Engineers said the slightly higher crest did pose some problems But he added We can scrape off the mud and build the levees higher I don't see it as insurmountable In today's News Bicentennial series Business Classified Deaths A4 Editorial A6 Sports TV Women's MINOT CITIZENS watch the Souris River as it flows through the city between high dikes The homes in the background would be flooded to about window level if the dikes break The men are standing on a high bridge in the center of Minot Easter American style gets special sendoff for children By The Associated Press While traditional services were planned for Easter throughout the Saturday belonged to the kids In Lexington Ky what was billed as the world's largest ice cream Easter egg a egg-shaped glob of vanilla ice cream decorated with gallons of food coloring was prepared for the Shively Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt at the Kentucky State Fairgrounds A spokesman for Ice Cream Co said the ice cream Easter egg made of 270 gallons of vanilla was dished out to the hundreds of children at the lunch The board of health said we couldn't use real eggs so we got 17.000 plastic eggs to place over the Mike Snortum vice president of the Jaycees said Different people started donating things so we looked up the world's largest Easter egg hunt and found it had featured a chocolate egg so we decided to top that tum said Hugh Heffner is sending two Playboy bunnies out of Chicago Snortum added but we've told them they will have to be properly attired because alter all it's Easter In Union Grove a sunrise vice was planned for Sunday but on Saturday a record throng officially set at about mostly in their 20s showed up for the third and Final day of the annual Old Time Fiddlers Convention Temperatures were in the high 80s as some 200 bands old-time and Bluegrass competed for top honors to be announced Sunday In all in prize money was to be distributed with the top fiddler pulling down Police said there were about 175 ar- rests mostly on alcohol or minor drug charges But they said unlike Sunny warm Mostly sunny and continued warm today with highs in the low and mid 80s Partly cloudy tonight and day Lows tonight in the upper 50s and low 60s Highs Monday in the upper 70s and low 80s Chance of rain near zero per cent today and 20 per cent tonight Saturday's high was 82 Weather map Page A-4 past years no hard drug problems had surfaced although this year's crowd was larger than last year's In Springfield the governor's annual frog jump drew 200 entrants However Flip the frog the defending champ was not entered this year He jumped 14 feet 10 inches last year The winner represents South Carolina at the National Frog Jumping Jubilee in Calaveras County Calif There also was an essay contest for youngsters aged 6 through 12 The entries were to be original as possible and based on the Famous Frogs in American History Fact or In Denver health and humane society officials warned that Easter pets bought for children may not have been such a good idea Officials say chances are the nies and ducklings and chicks may be disease carriers and probably will come to an unhappy end because of unwitting poor treatment from their new owners Not only that but in many areas they're illegal The animals just can't take the See EASTER Page A4 Couple makes wedding bells ring anew each anniversary RICHARD AND CARMEN Szladowski received sixth marriage certificate Saturday The conple calls yearly remarriage a mental thing PORTLAND Ore AP Richard and Carmen Szladowski stepped before the judge Saturday murmured their vows and were pronounced man and wife for the sixth time It's a sentimental said the Szladowski a systems analyst at California State University in Long Beach It's a way of demonstrating to each other that we love each other and enjoy being ried to each other The tied knot for the first lime at 11 on April 17 3971 in a Roman Catholic ceremony jn Los Angeles On each anniversary since at approximately the same time of day they've been remarried in a civil ceremony Settings for the renewed nuptials have been Las Vegas Phoenix Salt Lake City Albuquerque and now Portland It was one of those things that just started Szladowski said On our first anniversary we wanted to do something 1 said Why don't we just go to Las Vegas and get married My wife thought it was a nice idea Carmen to a case of Ibc nerves each lime I'm afraid something will go wrong she said Carmen Szladowski 31 is a native of Quito Ecuador The couple said the wedding trips give her a chance lo explore the States Tbe have no children We've been loo busy getting Szladowski quipped Before each new ceremony the have applied for a riage license and obtained a certified health certificate from a physician Most judges have waived the re- quired waiting period Szladowski said many judges were initially stunned at couple's re- quest to be remarried but decided there was nothing illegal about it decided we could be issued as many licenses as we paid Szladowski said I guess it's revenue Szladowski admitted it might be simpler to bypass the legalities and simply renew marriage vows each year But we just thought it would be nice to have a certificate he said It's like a lot of other things It just started and now we just want to see how far we can go Some day one of us will get sick or will be unable to get away and that will be the end of it Alabama panel probes stitch pulling incident MONTGOMERY Ala AP A doctor accused of pulling newly sewn stitches from the arm of a boy who couldn't pay his is being in- by the state Board of Medical Examiners tbe at- torney said Saturday Jack said a thorough investigation was underway in the case involving Dr Bobby Merkle of said results of the probe would be made public The board has the power revoke a doctor's license to practice medicine in the slate said it can initiate an investigation on its own and that the board chairman Dr Leon of had called for tbe action He said examiners have asked the Perry County circuit court clerk for all records from the Merkle case An circuit court jury in the ry County town of on Tuesday awarded to a black youth Melvin Armstrong who had sued the doctor for Merkle is accused of removing stitches he had just sewn into the boy's arm when he learned Armstrong couldn't pay tha 525 fee The incident occurred m July 3974 when Armstrong was 13 but the case did not go to trial until last week
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