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News Journal (Newspaper) - April 12, 1971, Mansfield, Ohio Fight for Clean Water Fruitless By MICHAEL J REILLY WASHINGTON AP A er study says the federal ment 15 years billion and en laws alter immersing itself in the fight to clean Americas waters has yet to reduce pollution in any major body of water i Ralph Nader's Task Force on Wa- ter Pollution issued Sunday a lengthy report on the government and clean water culminating a study begun in Since the government started ing on clean water in 1956 the re- port said Its effectiveness to date can be concisely assessed by the tual absence of any evidence thai the seven laws passed and billion spent by the federal government have reduced the level of pollution in any major body of water Action by the government against industrial polluters the task force said has been most notable for the back pedaling involved Federal officials routinely trip over each other hi their frenzied re- treat from any dealings with ters which have even the faint air of the report said The Federal Water Quality suffered some of the task force's most blistering saults Under the Water Pollution Control Act one city St Joseph Mo out of polluters involved in eral enforcement action has been taken to court the report asserted Court action has never been en against an industrial polluter un- der the the report added The study showed around Ohio After Title of Safe for Industrial Polluters WASHINGTON UPI A task force report on efforts to clean up water pollution sponsored by Ralph Nader charged today Ohio has at- tempted to provide a safe haven for industrial polluters Ohio has always tried to provide industry with a safe haven from the tough pollution control requirements that would otherwise be part of the cost of settling in a heavily the report said It also claimed little has been done to stop the pollution of Lake Erie despite the fact the lake's problems have been known for years Industrial plants located on the Ohio River it said have not even complied with the minimum control requirements set by the Ohio er Valley Water Sanitation sion in the and 295 communities on the river still have no sewage plants in 22 years of tence has not initiated an ment order against a single in- it charged The task force labored 21 months on the study concluding that in- polluters and the federal government had combined to turn the nation's rivers and lakes into a water wasteland industrial polluters are routinely lating the 1899 Refuse Act Yet has asked the Justice ment to initiate suits against only 14 of the industries as of March 1971 Research by the water agency the task force said has produced no real progress toward solving the lems of water pollution Further some jobs have been filled on the basis of politics by the Nixon administration the report said citing the appointment in 1969 of David Dominick to be the cy's administrator The new commissioner had tually no administrative experience and was largely ignorant of water pollution problems the report Weather Cloudy with a chance of showers late tonight Low in 50s Cloudy not as warm tomorrow with chance of showers High Year No 37 NEWS JOURNAL North Central Ohio's Foremost Newspaper PHONE Mansfield Ohio Monday April United Press International Associated Press Washington Post Los Angeles Times Service Chuckle Modern Once upon a time a son asked for the garage keys and came out with the lawn mower TEN CENTS Easter Sun Symbolic of Resurrection By JOAN BROWN The sun timidly peeked over the greenhouses at Center ly yesterday like a child poking his head out of the covers Then in an- of the day ahead it ed out joyfully bouncing light rays on the pond where ducks took morning baths standing on their heads It was a perfect Easter Day Kingwood where more than people gathered for church services on the lawn the morning sunrise was a symbolic reminder that Jesus Christ too had ascended into the heavens Temperatures in the mid- 30s were only slightly altered by the sun's warmth and most worshipers arrived in winter coats and jackets A brass choir from Lexington High School trumpeted the news of rection and a choir from St Mark's Lutheran Church which sored the service with Kingwood of- such traditional hymns as Christ Is Arisen The Rev Carl W Cunfer delivered the morning sage at the 15th annual Easter bration A few blocks away at St Matthew Lutheran Church on Sherman PI a young people's 7 worship was moved from the parking lot to inside the domed building The Rev Clyde A MeGee pastor said that 125 young people rose early to hear the Easter Please Turn to Page 6 POW Trade Proposed Compiled From Wire Dispatches U.S prisoners of war in Laos in- eluding downed pilots will be re- leased immediately if the United States ceases its bombings and other interventions in Laotian the Pathet Lao leader Prince said in an interview p u b- in Stockholm Sweden Sunday A reporter from the trade unionist paper Aftonbladet was admitted to the prince's secret headquarters in mountainous northern Laos The re- porter quoted the prince as Captured U.S pilots are humanely treated although they have ed untold crimes against the Laotian Deal Involves Captives in Laos people including indiscriminate bombings of hospitals schools and homes with women and children The prince whose followers control major parts of northern and eastern Laos disclaimed the Nixon claims of success for the Vietnamization program Their victories are only true on he told the Swedish newsman on March 29 We have utterly de- them and the world must know the truth Meanwhile Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott said Sunday that every American serviceman in east Asia could be brought home by the end of 1972 if President Nixon can engineer a release of American of war Scott said in a TV interview that the pullout would include support as well as combat troops On the Viet battlefront U.S tary sources said today the U.S Air Force was dropping bombs on Communist troop concentrations around besieged Fire Base 6 in the first such tactical use of the weapons in the war also hit Communist positions there today with 500 tons of bombs The U.S command reported Com- munist troops inflicted the worst American casualties in two weeks Please Turn to Page 6 Rest Easy City Income Tax Records Guarded Secret COZY SPOT Barely awake and maybe thinking mostly about the Easter eggs at home little Liesl per 4 Lexington found a snuggle spot during early worship services at Kingwood Photos by Otto Schmidt By TERRY MAPES City council made it an official cy last week but guarding personal tax records from unauthorized eyes has long been standard procedure in Mansfield's income tax department Only the five employes of the in- come tax department have direct cess to files which show the earnings of individual taxpayers On rare sions when there is sufficient cation the city solicitor will give mission for the police to check a file In general however the information is not revealed to anyone mayor Collectors nor even the spouse of a particular taxpayer it if He won't even let me look said Auditor L Norman Walker of In- come Tax Director Harold G Adams And he works for me While this may not be quite true Adams said that Walker could see the files if he asked to which he hasn't it still testifies to the watchdog attitude of the tax deparment The system they have now is probably as tight as you can make it for the size of business we have here Walker said The resolution passed by council last week makes this type of security the official policy thus both easing the public's mind about the possibility of tax records getting into the wrong hands and insuring that if Walker and Adams are eventually replaced by less careful officials the safeguarding will continue Specifically the resolution sored by Council Finance Chairman Robert E Boling directs that mation submitted by the auditor or tax director to a data processing vice is to be identified only by count number and not by the names and address of taxpayers Mansfield taxpayers names will not wind up on some company's ing list Boling pointed out According to Walker there are no plans now to convert income tax ords to data processing The income tax department under Adams is so run now without benefit of computers that little would be gamed at this time by changing over he said It remains a possibility for the future however Other types of city financial mation are now being submitted for processing by Interstate Business vices and though this information is public steps are still taken to protect if from misuse Walker explained This tion is a matter of p u b 1 i c record to begin with but if it is to go out to the Please Turn to Page 6 CONFIDENTIAL These files in the city income tax office were opened by Auditor L Walker for the purpose of this photograph today but at other times they are kept locked and only employes of the department have access to them mation such as the earnings of an individual taxpayer is not disclosed to others Photo by Terry Wolf Rhodes Gets Healthy Pension Benefits Near o Month On The Inside PAGES J Line 6 19 People 29 7 23 8 9 Dr 22 Me Why 29 2 TO REJOICE The Rev Carl W Cunfer pastor of St Mark's Lutheran Church ted early morning Easter worshipers at Kingwood Center yesterday an a prayer of rejoicing over Christ's resurrection Housing Needed for Mansfield Relays Athletes Housing accommodations for letes and coaches participating in the 40th edition of the Mansfield Relays are needed very Relays Housing Chairman Bob Guthrie said today We have placed 800 boys and coaches but we still need dations for 622 more The entries are up from last year for those who will be staying overnight but we have fewer rooms for Guthrie said He said last year had contracted to keep 300 more coaches and boys by this date The field including contestants who will not require housing totals 217 high schools represented by letes The relays will be held Friday and Saturday at Mehock Field Persons desiring to house one or more schoolboys Friday night and provide breakfast for them the ing morning should contact one of the members of the housing tee They are Guthrie Mrs Robert Lee Mrs Jack Bargahiser Mrs Mi- chael Bryne and Mrs Al Ward By LEE LEONARD COLUMBUS UPI Former Gov James A Rhodes is drawing public employe retirement benefits proaching a month before taxes and will continue to do so for 20 years if he lives that long If he does not the money will go to his wife Helen or to his estate In anv event the pension will mate the estimated a year figure until a per cent cost of living increase takes effect July 1 1974 The Public Employes Retirement System PERS is forbidden to make public the pension of any of its bers Rhodes benefits were ed by United Press International cording to a complex formula by PERS The governor began drawing his pension in February choosing a plan which guarantees certain and con- payments for 20 years As of February 1991 his benefits will be exhausted It must be noted Rhodes ed heavily to his retirement fund particularly during the eight years he was governor From November 1965 when the governor's salary was hiked by until he retired Rhodes a year J Douglass Peters a deputy tor of PERS said it normally takes only three years to use up all the contributions they put into the system If this rule of thumb applied to Rhodes he could have contributed up to to tlie pension fund during the 31 years he was Columbus city auditor mayor of Columbus state auditor and governor Rhodes benefits were calculated by taking 1 9 per cent of the average of his five highest annual salaries and multiplying by his ber of years of public service 31 This produces a base annual benefit of II lie had been 65 at retirement and chosen the straight life plan he would have received the full amount However if he died Mrs Rhodes would only have received a lump cash payment of his contributions to system Legless Viet Vet Accused by Nurse PHILADELPHIA API The U.S Navy is bringing charges of striking an officer against a 19 year old Marine double amputee in phia Naval Hospital sometimes dreams he is imprisoned in a North Vietnamese hospital the Philadelphia Bulletin in its Sunday tions The charges against Lance Cpl Charles D- Stewart a native of Con- Pa center on an incident on Feb 3 when as both Stewart and the Navy agree he struck a nurse Cpl Stewart real uptight scared in Navy hospital is a lieutenant commander while struggling to a blood sample Stewart told the Bulletin he was uptight scared as the nurse was about to take a blood sample in preparing for an operation for his badly damaged right arm He said he was restrained by four Please Turn to page S I
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