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Daily Times, The (Newspaper) - January 9, 1968, New Philadelphia, Ohio Phila Council OKs Appropriations Totaling By RAY CRUMBLEY DaUy Times Managing Editor General fund appropriations totaling were approved for 1968 by New Philadelphia City Council Monday night Meeting in its first regular session of the new year cil also elected a clerk and president pro tern see separate story and okayed two other ordinances as emergency measures The fund tions financed principally through property tax revenues are slightly more than higher than the figure for 1967 approved a year ago Mayor Lloyd Dinger said after the meeting that the final ance carried over into this year from 1967 totaled It had been estimated by former Mayor Horn Streb Get Council Duties In Split Voting City council last night elected Democrats Dale Horn and Ed Streb to the posts of council clerk and president pro tern re- in split votes which crossed party lines In contests which ly surprised some officials Horn was selected over Lester Cammon father of city cratic Chairman Carroll Cammon and new Ward 1 cilman Streb defeated Ward 4 Democratic Councilman Richard Stewart a holdover member for the pro tern post Horn was supported for the clerk's post by the three Re- publicans on council John ton William Jenkins and nis Hicks who were joined by Democrat Stewart Supporting McCammon were Democrats Andy Yosick Dean Exley and Streb had nominated Horn Fair Board Asks Increase In County Funds Tuscarawas County Fair Board members have requested county commissioners to cate to them this year a increase over what was allocated during 1967 For the first time the fair its treasurer Eu- gene a get to the commissioners ing 1968 maintenance and im- and 1967 tures We'll do all we can to give you some money but we don't know whether we can give you all of commented J Richard Demuth The fair board has done an lent he noted Commissioner Chairman ob Dummermuth pointed out that no action could be taken after County Auditor Donald R Kinsey certifies how much ies will be available to the ty for this year Fair Board Member William Metzger said it was decided to submit the budget now rather than piecemeal so you can see what we need Bowers stated that the 1969 budget will be submitted in June Total expenditures for 1968 are as compared with as the total spent for maintenance capital investment and fair premiums in 1967 The budget includes to contract a building to house 4-H horses for a new roof on the administration ing each for residing the grandstand with aluminum siding and painting the horse bams for remodeling the toilet facilities for new grandstand flooring and for residing the home and repairing the front porch Commissioners are required by law to appropriate at least to the board and is the maximum it was ed Currently the fair board has an unexpended balance of Grand Jurors Open Session The January term grand jury was hi session here today in the courtroom of Common Pleas Court Judge Raymond C Rice Prosecutor George Demis said the session would last three days followed by a tour of the county jail complex Eleven persons have been sub- to testify before the to returns made to the clerk of court's office by the sheriffs department Demis said many of the cases to be considered will be ones pending in tat three county for the clerk's post with a ond by Jenkins Streb then McCammon with the second by Yosick After Horn was elected ton nominated Stewart for the pro tern post with a second by Hicks Yosick nominated Streb with the second by Exley kins Streb Exley and Yosick backed Streb with Stewart Hicks and Stratton supporting Stewart Council President William first indicated that paper ballots would be cast for the clerk's post but Streb asked for an open show of hands and his motion was unanimously approved Later in the meeting new Mayor Lloyd Dinger a can urged the new council to seek cooperation without re- gard to party a plea apparently aimed at strained ere surrounding the balloting for the two We're not Democrats or Re- Dinger said We are working for what's best for New Philadelphia regardless of party I hope It will continue that way as we've had in past years Previous Democratic Mayor Joe Pritz had worked with a council controlled by the Re- publicans by the same gin now held by the Democrats McCammon was present in the audience during the voting but Horn who had run for the cil presidency in November was not present until later in the session after he was called and told of his election Horn will replace William Hicks named to the safety di- rector's post by Dinger Streb takes over the position held by Stratton in the previous term of council Hicks took minutes last night and turned over the post to Horn near the dose of the on Page 2 Flames Destroy Slum Tenement 13 People Die By IRA RIFKIN NEW YORK roared unimpeded through a four story slum tenement today on the coldest Jan 9 in New York history Most of the 125 residents scrambled to safety in zero weather but the swift spreading fire trapped others in a tomb At least 13 persons their bodies charred beyond tion perished Nine of the victims were children Frenzied residents standing on fire escapes on the second and third floors of the grim gray brick building screamed for help as the flames tore up through the structure Three police officers first on the scene trained a highbeam flashlight which barely sliced through the black billowing choking smoke They were jumping from the second floor toward the said patrolman William It was all they could see through the smoke Fan To There were no nets beneath no firemen to break the fall The jumpers thudded on the icy pavement At least 26 persons were injured including II firemen and two police officers Fire Commissioner Robert 0 Lowery called it almost a miracle that more residents did not perish in the flames In erms of fatalities mis is the worst apartment house fire in New York in 8 or Ifl said Fire fighters poured of gallons of water on the flames but as the water hit the building the structure was transformed into an eerie ice sculpture The policemen first on the PM 1 Joe Pritz that the figure would be in the neighborhood of 000 Tht total city appropriations in all funds this year is as compared to 149 last year Major expenditures in the eral fund totals are for police fire sanitation park and re- creation and street lighting and health A breakdown in those areas is as Police fire 293 sanitation park and recreation street lighting and health de- funi totals in- clude the waterworks sewer revenue and sewers street de- and tery Most of the money for these departments is ed from charges to users or other sources other than erty taxes The appropriations were proved unanimously without comment at the meeting In other action AUTHORIZED Service tor William Stevenson to ad- vertise for bids and contract for various materials including granulated salt for the water softening plant rock salt and asphalt emulsions for street use gasoline limestone soda ash water meters cast iron pipe and white and yellow traffic marking paint APPROVED vacation of kln dr in Third Addition on the South Side to eliminate a public thoroughfare from land the school board re- cently purchased from baum for a school site Both ordinances were ed unanimously without com- ment Fire Equipment Study Following two sizable fires within 72 hours Council dent William asked the contact committee headed by Dean Exley to study the fire department's need for ad- equipment Mayor Dinger publicly ed Dover Uhrichsville and firemen for their ance in battling the blaze which gutted the IOOF building early Saturday morning He larly thanked Dover for its sistance with its snorkel unit at the fire and at a Monday blaze which damaged a residence on Page 2 A Newspaper Serving The Best Interests Of Tuscarawas County For 65 Years The Newspaper That Prefers Facts Over Rumors Number 240 16 Pages NEW PHILADELPHIA OHIO TUESDAY JANUARY 16 Pages Seven Cents THE JOHN COOKSON family was left homeless yesterday following this city's second major fire within three days Dover's snorkel truck was put into service at both blazes Chimney Blamed In Blaze A faulty fireplace chimney was blamed for a fire which caused an undetermined amount of damage to the John Cookson residence at 630 3rd st NW yesterday afternoon Dover's truck was pressed into service to assist local firemen for the second time in three days Fire Chief Glenn Heck said the blaze broke out near the fireplace mushroomed out be- tween the first and second floors and then spread to the finished attic before it finally was brought under control He said most of the flooring in the upper portion of the frame house was destroyed as was most of the family's ing and second and third floor furnishings Some of the lower floor furniture and appliances were carried outside but some of that received smoke and water damage The fire chief said the roof was badly damaged siding was burned and at least a dozen windows were broken Heck the home had been extensively remodeled Much of the paneling new carpeting and cupboards was destroyed in the blaze he noted Relatives said the fire was discovered by Mrs Cookson when she smelled smoke and detected a crackling sound near the fireplace Firemen were led at p m and remained on the scene until after 8 The and their four EDITORIAL Thanks Neighbors New owe their neighbors in Dover a hearty thanks for the vital assistance extended twice within three days to battle major fires Without use of the Dover Fire snorkel truck there is doubt that at least one block perhaps more of this r citys mam would have been destroyed or heavily damaged early day The track helped fight MMA BOBse nre Monday night a dty hy Kent snow low In snow Cold weather continued with a high of 10 de- grees above zero according to Weather Observer E A er this city After 7 yesterday morning the mercury dipped to 19 below It was seven degrees above zero during the fright and 12 degrees at 7 a m today man Dean Exley was given the task of studying this citys fire equipment needs Last month the safety director was ed to advertise for bids to boy a new pumper due to the age of present equipment With the proposed study of over-all equipment needs cil should seriously consider chase of equipment to ment tbe Dover snorkel rather than trying to It The proximity of the two cities and tbe availability of quick ance calls for cooperative forts Officials in both does should be Interested hi any moves to improve protection white avoiding duplication of tures Now b tbe rime to move SM m mis direction Firefighters have historically cooperated My to help each other preserve and erty We have seen splendid examples of this here Oar thanks also go to and Damison which sent trucks here Saturday It is comforting to know that a major piece of equipment sadi as Dover's snorkel truck b to oar area The wisdom of Dover of fht truck has children still at home are ing with Mr Cookson's sister and brother-in-law Delbert and Ruth Frantz 1879 E High ave ext this chy until other living quarters can be located Mrs Frantz said today that it is doubtful if the home can be repaired The loss was ered by insurance she said had operated a sweeper sales and service ness from his residence They have twin sons Mike and Mark first graders two daughters Annette about 10 and Valerie a secondary school pupil and two other older dren Ben C Robinson Noted Outdoor Writer Dies At 77 Ben C Robinson 77 nent writer of out door articles died unexpectedly in his home at 305 Cross st town at this morning of an apparent heart attack Mr Robinson had written ar- ticles and stories for many lead ing sports magazines and was tbe author of several books on outdoor life The first of his articles appeared in Field and Stream magazine when he was 14 years of age Many of his articles have ben published in magazines Born in Benrice near Jan 12 1890 a son of Albert and Lydia ham Robinson he was a ber of tbe Newcomerstown Methodist church and past com- mander of Thomas C gomery Post 431 of the can Legion He was a veteran of World War I having served with the division in France Mr Robinson studied at the Art Institute in Chicago under William Chase and Sorolla a Spanish painter His wife the former Beatrice Montgomery died in 1947 He is survived by a son ard M of the home an employe of the Ohio State Highway De- and a sister Mrs Phoebe Rippeth of North more Two brothers and one ter are deceased ea Pagt 2 School Building Ideas Aired By New Phila School Board By ROGER RAMSEY Daily Times Staff Writer Employment of an architect to begin work on implementing a major building program for the New Philadelphia school district was discussed by the board of education last night Also discussed at length at the three and one-half hour sion was Citizen Advisory cil CAC report on effects the South Side will have on a future building ject Supt Dr Jacob See was in- to prepare ary educational specifications to present to the board for con- sideration and use in contacting prospective architects It is my professional said Dr See that we are in need of two new school one building to house garten through grade five and one to house grades six through a middle The superintendent continued The present secondary school plant has an enrollment now approaching It is adequate in size and has sufficient for about If we are to offer the high school pupils a gram comparable to that which they receive in similar in size and wealth to New Philadelphia I would propose that board consider converting the present organization of the secondary school to a organization building a middle school for the en- tire district and build a 5 elementary school for the part of the dis- Last month the board com- negotiations with Holderbaum for the purchase of on 2 Wait And Attitude Taken Here On Issue The New Philadelphia school board representatives will take a attitude until after the Jan 22 meeting of the county joint vocational school board on county-wide plans for a The board also approved teacher hirings accepted a ignation and discussed library needs Board Member Earl stead who has served as man for the since its In- ception asked for a board ex- pression last night so he and James Pritz the other Phila board representative could voice it on the 22nd The disastrous results of the special election on two tax levies Dec 28 Olmstead said probably resolves the issue of joint vocational education in Tuscarawas co for fee next couple of years New Philadelphia Board County Deficit Figure Lowered Tuscarawas co's 1968 general fund budget which last mer showed a projected pated deficit of now shows a deficit of only The anticipated deficit had been based on revenues for this year now ed some higher man the earlier figures County auditor Donald R sey has certified the total amount of revenues available this year for allocation through the general fund budget will be well above the -3 Miss Clayland Pageant Facing Rules Problem A decision by the Sandusky Jaycees sponsors of the Miss Ohio Pageant may precipitate some rapid changes in the Miss Clayland Pageant and Clay Week it was learned today The Sandusky group has ruled that all Miss Ohio preliminaries must be held before June 1 to be eligible to send candidates to the state pageant Since Clay Week including the pageant will be held June this creates complications for the Twin Cities It was also indicated that the Jaycees chapter must take active leadership in the pageant to keep it eligible Meetings of the Jaycees and Clay Week committee have been scheduled for tonight to discuss the situation The Twin City pageant first organized by a Jaycee Chapter in the and when that chapter was disbanded show was taken over by private 732 anticipated last July County commissioners kst summer set the budget for 1968 at and a much larger deficit had been anticipated then before Kinsey tentatively set the re- estimate This year's expenditures com- pare with allocated for last year estimates at the beginning of last year were hiked from a earlier estimate of Actual general fund receipts for 1967 were Kinsey said this morning Included in the certification of funds for this year is a balance left at the end of 1967 lower than the balance anticipated earlier Other fund certifications for 1968 given by Kinsey Road and Bridge Fund 248.207 including a ance at the end of 1967 this year had been mated earlier at Dog and Kennel Fund 826 a balance Real Estate Assessment Fund including between 000 and that be rowed to pay off the current re- appraisal program contract and Mentally Retarded School fund including a ance Receipts this year for the school fund will be reduced rate was cut from 15 to President asked if any thought had been given to a Joint New Dovtr vocational fort Olmstead said there had mainly in the newspaper and ius reaction to the proposal was a negative one due mainly to questions of funding He did however suggest that the tem cooperate with Dover in in- a pilot vocational gram perhaps in data sing Supt Dr Jacob See noted that provincialism countywide is too high and the joint tional school concept is too new and too advanced It is my professional he said mat the county will not be ready for It for five years Dr See suggested that New expand its tional program on its own adding I can't be encouraged on the possibility of a joint effort It was agreed that efforts would continue to establish new vocational courses Plans are underway to have a school during Also be- ing investigated is tbe ty of a distributive cooperative training home economics course Dr See that un- der provisions of House 823 and for tuting it we can no longer transport by taxi except He added This has made ft necessary to souffle our bus routes somewhat in order to transport primary pupils to and from special education classes The board gave its approval for the superintendent and i I Pat T CHUCKLE Any can tefl 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