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   Coshocton Tribune, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1967, Coshocton, Ohio                               Council Hears Ordinance On Gas Rate Hike By KEN SLAUGHTER Aa ordinance fixing rates for gas by Co- lumbia Gas of Ohio to consumers in t h 1 s city was given first reading by Coshoctoo City Council Thursday night. The present rate contract between the city and company expires this spring. Councilmen Edmund S. Bell and William E. Totsch, a special committee appotated some time ago by Council President Robert Hopkins to negotiate, recommended to Council that it approve the new rate, which is slightly higher than the current rate. A report made to Council by the special committee said, M part: "The gas company made an initial offer for a four-year contract with slight increases IB and in INt sufficient to provide It with 1.8 percent return on its invested capital. "After a counter proposal and a re-offer, we were successful in negotiating an offer for a smaller increase in each of the four years for which the contract is to serve. Although the rate in the fourth year is unchanged from the original offer, this rate schedule change results in savings to Coshocton gas customers of about in 1967 and in 1989." Section 1 in the ordinance proposing to establish a new rate, says: "Twenty-seven and half cents per 100 cubic feet for the first cubic feet, used through the meter each month; 7.8 cents per 100 cubic feet for the next cubic feet; seven cents a 100 cubic feet for all in excess of cubic feet each month. "A minimum charge for each customer each month of shall be made." Council last night suspended the rules and approved four pieces of legislation, gave first readings to three other measures and second reading to another ordinance. Passed: 1. Authorizing the mayor and service director to enter into a contract with Band Associates of Coshocton to provide a new billing, processing and service of all water, sewage and trash collection accounts. The new billing service begins April 1. 2. Appropriating for the purchase of two new police cruisers. 3. Authorizing the service director to advertise for bids and let a contract for the purchase of lime for the waterworks. 4. Instructing the service director to advertise for bids and 'contract for the purchase of water pipe, fire hydrants, gate valves, valve boxes, fittings and other materials for the water department for the remainder of this year. An ordinance appropriating for clerk hire for the solicitor was given second reading. Given first reading were these ordinances: (1) Authorizing the service director to advertise for bids and contract for the purchase of oil and gravel to be applied to the unimproved streets and alleys in the city; (2) instructing toe service director to The Coshocton Tribune advertise for awl contract far tta pwchtM of water ntttan; fl) director to adverte far contract for the pvcfeaw ant apdhattM blacktop, including T-M and T-fc, for streets and alleys in Costocton during 1H7. An ordinance authorizing the service director to adverttae for bids tot a contract for the purchase of gaaoUne, ol other Items related to be wed by the city departments in 1917 was withdrawn aatf is to be re-written. Council meets in regular sesstai aft pan. Monday. VOL. 59 175 COSHOCTON, OHIO 43812, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 17, 1967 BY DON E. BEATTIE The conversation the other day turned to President Lyndon Johnson, his popularity dip and his health. I ventured the uninformed opinion that I thought he didn't look well, especially on TV lately. Don Weaver, editor of the Columbus Citizen, said he didnt know the reason for the popularity dip, but felt that the President whom Weaver knew in Tex- as years basi- cally a man to attract a loyal, enthusiastic following because he wasn't fundamentally an appealing fellow. "He just isn't Weaver said. "He has no real popular appeal, attractive manner 'of speech or personality on TV or even in person." Senator Frank Lausche agreed that the President isn't packet! with personal appeal and lacks an effective speaking style, but disagreed that tills means as much as is made of it Lausche, who had visited with the" Presi- dent just the day before he came to Coshocton, said he felt the President's health was "very good." "I think that weary, tired appearance is due to the fact that a heavy, heavy load hangs over President Johnson on this Vietnam matter. Regardless of which course he takes, he will be wrong in a large number of minds and it worries him Lausche said. "This is mainly what he wanted to chat about when he called me to the White House last Lausche said. "He inquired about other things, but the talk always got back to Vietnam, the bombings and what he should Lausche said. In Coshocton we know Lausche's position: Either continue the bombings or pull out That's what he told LBJ. When you hear it directly from one who has just visited with a troubled leader, it makes yon think hard and be more sympathetic. It is a terrible burden we put on one, lonely man. Added Attraction WASHINGTON (UPI) National Airlines has come tip with an answer to the problem of the passenger who doesnt like cocktails, multi-course dinners, stereophonic music and pretty girls. Comic books. The airline announced Thursday it is publishing a comic book for children between 5 and 10 to put an end to what it called "thumb-twiddling" by young travelers. The comic features naturally the adventures of "Captain National." ,555 Street Program Considered Mayor David W. Dawson's proposed street improvement program for 1967, estimated to cost approximately was referred to the street and finance committes for study and recommendations by President Robert Hopkins Jr. at a meeting of Coshocton City Council Thursday night. After the mayor read to Council a list of streets proposed for T-35 surface treatment, another list for sealing and 17 other streets for corner-rounding to alleviate traffic condi- tions, Councilman Edmund S. Bell said the price tag was too high. Councilman Bell then suggested that the entire program be referred to the street and finance committees for study. These streets were proposed for re- surfacing this year: Chestnut from Eighteen- th to the east corporation; Chestnut to the Fifteenth SL jog; Fifteenth from Chestnut to Spring; Spring from Seventeenth to C a m- bridge Rd.; Vine from Sixteenth to Twelfth; Cambridge Rd. from Vine to Kenilworth; Nicholear and Concord from Cambridge Rd. to Sheridan Rd.; Ridgewood Dr. Hillcrest Dr.; Denman from Cambridge Rd. to Thirteenth. Fourteenth from Denman to Denhart; Seventh from Walnut to Bank; Ninth from Orange to Kenilworth; walnut from Second to Water; Fourth from Mulberry to south corporation; Sixth from Walnut to Orange; South Whttewoman from Ohio 541 to Bridge; OnBoard Of'Chest' A Community Chest story on Thursday's front page incorrectly reported that Mrs. Paul Landschultz was the feminine member of the four newly elected representatives to the Board of Control. Mrs. Thomas Rohrer was elected, not Mrs. Landschultz. Mrs. Rohrer joins Charles Edmund, John McPeek, and Harry A. Zink on the board. The board distributes the monies collected by the Community Chest Members serve three-year terms. alley from South Lawn to Pine; alley from Sixth to South Lawn; alley south of Denman from railroad to Fair; alley back of City Hall, Third west to north and south alley. Cemetery to Locust to city garage; Main from Seventh to Park Ave.; Chestnut from Second to Eighteenth. The sealing program would include Hill St., School St., Swayne and Hydraulic, Center, Cassingham Ave., Herbig Ave., alley west side of railroad, Wilson Ave., Fair St., Lynn, Hall Dr. and Hall extension at Nineteenth St. The Mayor proposed the rounding of comers on these streets in the city: Second and Chestnut Sts.; Main and Second sts.; Second and Walnut sts.; Fourth and Walnut Sts.; Sixth and Walnut St.; Seventh and Walnut; Orange and Seventh; Seventh and Bank; Fourteenth and Denman; Denman and Cambridge Rd.; Cambridge and Kenilworth Ave. Cambridge Rd. and Vine St; Cambridge and Spring; Main and Seventh; Chestnut and Seventh; Chestnut and Sixth and Fourth and Chestnut. F. A. Goettge, 621 South Lawn Ave., told Council that South Lawn Ave., one of the oldest streets in the city, had never, to his knowledge, been improved since it was first built 64 years ago. He saM the property owners on that street would like to have it blacktopped this year. He also asked the city to take care of an alley back of his residence. For the past 21 years, he said, he had kept it in shape. Council was told that the Lions Club had planned to renew its dtywide mosquito control program this summer, but needed a new supervisor to replace George, Fisher, 1 member of the club, who served In that capacity since the start of the program hi 1964. A suggestion that City Sanitarian oid Stotier be employed as supervisor for fi fee was referred to the finance committee.- Plant Resumes Water Service West Lafayette's water plant, which knocked oat of commission by Wednesday night's severe wind storm, was back fa service again today. From a.m. to noon Thursday, residential and commercial customers, In- cluding the West Lafayette schools, were without water. A gust of wind split a utility pole, wfckfc contained a power cable leading to the waterworks. When the pole was blown down, an electric cable, which provide current to operate the plant, snapped. Dairy farmers in northwestern Ohio, mem- bers ef the National Farmers Organization, demonstrated this morning fat front ef the Northwestern Ohio Co-operative tat Tefede. The fanners are demanding annual eon- tracts with mflk processors and higher toe-farm prices. They threaten te shngkter cows if demands are not met. (UPI TELEPHOTO) Congress May Dock Powell Pay Pages Sports 6 Society 3 Squirrel Cage 7 Ted Beattie 6 Comics 9 Ann Landers 3 Bridge 9 Newcomerstown 2 Youth Page 5 Millersburg 2 Killbuck 12 Editorials Puzzle Around Town Deaths Classified Churches Jim Bishop On The Line Warsaw W. Lafayette Radio Log Pages 4 10 10 10 10-11 8 4 4 12 2 7 By DANIEL RAPOPORT WASHINGTON (UPI) The special committee judging Adam Clayton Powell may recommend that if he is seated in Congress his salary be docked to reimburse the government for alleged payroll and travel abuse. The plan was only in the idea stage, but it was learned today that at least one member of the nine-man panel was ready to put forward the proposal. Besides having a legal purpose, the plan would put the onus on Powell by leaving it to him to decide whether he would be willing to serve in the House for reduced pay or for no pay at all. Several members of the committee are known to have reservations about the legality of denying Powell his seat if he can meet the three constitutional qualifications for House he's over 25, citizenship natural-bora U.S., and residence, he's a New York resident. Cnt Pay But a seldom-used law permits the House or Senate to dock the pay of members who owe money to Congress for one reason or another. How much he would lose in pay would probably be up to the committee. Mrs. Yvette Flores Powell, the Harlem Demo- crat's estranged wife, told the panel Thurs- day she had done no work for the last 18 months she was employed as a year aide in his office. Powell could object to docking his pay on ground he owes the government nothing. His lawyers hope the courts will accept a constitutional challenge to any action that would bar him from his seat, but they are less likely to win a court review cf a method of punishment prescribed by the House. February Deadline The special committee took a day off today after beginning deliberations on the case. By Feb. 23 the five Democratic and four Republican members must recommend to the House whether Powell should be restored to the seat he has held for the past 22 years. Considerable cloudiness, little change tot temperatures. High today about 45, low tonight near 20. Saturday cloudy with snow likely. Five Day Forecast By United Press iBteraattaail Temperatures from Saturday through Wednesday in Ohio are to average below normal without much change from day to day. Dafly highs averaging 28 to 35 and lows hi teens or low 20s. Scattered snow flurries mostly in northeast portion Saturday and snow or flurries Monday or Tuesday, expected to average one quarter inch liquid. High Thursday, 34; low 19. year ago, 45; low, 29. Simple Pleasures CHICAGO (UPI) It has been weeks since the blizzard hit Chicago but a few cars remain buried on side streets. A sign in a neighborhood drugstore window Thursday spelled out the feelings of the owners of those cars: "Happiness is seeing a car with Florida license plates buried in the snow." Trib's Column Of The Day-On The Line Ho Hum, Says Ho, We Can Afford This 'Losing9 By BOB CONSIDINE NEW YORK Why should you be surprised, or incensed, because Ho Chi Minn growled "get when we generously extended the moratorium on our bombing in the hope of getting him to the negotiations table. He probably feels that he's doing just fine, so why thrown in the towel? Poss- essed of the Oriental's in- finite patience and indiffer- ence to human life, he must believe that if he hangs in there long enough he'll win the eventual decision. Rep- resentation of the Viet CONSIDINE cong in some future Sal- fon government, followed by a gradual take- W8PA PEK.fl over, followed by union with Hanoi. His philosophy may have been best expressed in a cartoon by that keenest of observers of the modern scene, George Lichty, creator of "Grin and Bear It." The sketch in question showed a Viet Cong leader saying to his ragged platoon, in effect, "Cheer up, comrades, we can afford to lose longer than the Americans can afford to win." We are Indeed winning. But in this war It does not necessarily follow that the Viet Cong are losing at least, in Ho's eyes. If that sounds daft, consider this: They control just about as much of South Vietnam after sunset each day as they did when we had fewer than men on the scene. No less an authority than Gen. Bill Westmoreland has stated that the infiltration of North Vietnamese regular army troops continues at about the same a month whether we bomb the north or lay off. Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, having tried and discarded confrontation with American troops at battalion and even regimental strength, has reverted to guerrilla warfare which he and his successors could wage for a generation or more. The South Vietnamese army is no longer a menace. Old Ho must have long since concluded that he may be cut a bit by our Jabs but we will never have the heart (or heartlessness) to hit him with our awesome Sunday punch. He has abundant reasons for that con- clusion, He can gaze at his only real port, Haiphong, the mouth that masticates and nourishes his war of aggression, and say with satisfaction, "they haven't scratched it." He can look at his capital, Hanoi, and the rest of his cities, such as they are, and say, "good as ever." He can push a button and his lights come on, because the electric power is still on tap. He can order up miles long truck convoys during a holiday truce and send them to the DMZ or down through Cambodia, and not have to worry about gas and oil. There's plenty of un-bombed fuel. He can run his eye over pictures of dozens of MIGS neatly parked on his jetstrips and know they are as safe from attack as if they were buried in some deep subterranean hangar. His staff is certain to provide him with a steady stream of encouragement emanating from America. He may not be shown a Gallup or a Hams poll that indicates the majority of the people back the President's war policies. But he' sure to see the latest from Sen. Fulbright, Sen. Morse, protest groups on the campuses of the U. S., declarations signed by concerned clergymen, and the newest suggestion by Secretary General U Thant that we pick up our marbles, apologize, and go home. He can nod his head and the guards on the gate will let in any American reporter who is willing to be ted by the nose-ring to look at damage caused by American bombs, and willing to accept as gospel the statistics handed mil by the propagandist in charge. HP knows that the newsman's stories will get a much bigger play in U. S. papers than stories about atrocities committed by the VC. Ho can count on America's traditional allies to continue to shy away from us, even sharply criticize us as hi the case of France. He can confidently depend on our isolation of Chiang Kai-shek's troops from the battle. He knows that we dare not call it a War W-A-R because that might force Russia to exercise fully its pledge to rally Hanoi's aid if Hanoi became engaged in a W-A-R. He realizes that we don't want put Russia in that awkward position because we have so many other things going with tat Soviet Union, at long last: The building of economic bridges west to east, re-opening ef consulates, space pacts, opening of New Yoffc --Moscow plane service, and Van Cllburn, So two, four, six, eight why should lit negotiate? R   

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