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Publication: Dover Daily Reporter December 22, 1964

Dover Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - December 22, 1964, Dover, Ohio Post Office Carrier, Pony To Take Same Trail Feb. I Did you ever take a good look at the patch your postman wears on the left shoulder of his uniform? It show's a Pony Express rider headed in the direction opposite to that of the mail carrier—going backward, that is. Well, at a Post Office Christmas party in Washington, D.C., Postmaster General John Gron- ouski got a surprise gift—a picture of a horse with a head at both ends. Because of complaints from postal employes and private citizens over the past years about the “wrong-way horse.” Gron-ouski ordered that patches will be changed as of Feb. I, with the postman and the rider on the patch going the same way. But just as soon as his order came out, the Postmaster General’s office was deluged with other “gripes,” asking why a taxpayer must pay the extra! costs just to change the direction of the horse that has been headed the wrong way for years. Now Gronouski has assured ! the public it will not bear the additional expense of changing 200.000 patches. Rumor has it that 35 cents will be taken from the postmen’s uniform allowance to cover the cost of more forward-looking Pony Express riders. Someone suggested just changing the patches from the left to the right shoulder of the uniform. But, “Heaven forbid, No!” say post office c‘nk?fs.| “That would mean changing regulations which order the patch to be worn on the left shoulder.” Actually, the new shoulder tabs are part of the new postal employes shirts made of durable, attractive material, which will be issued as of next Feb. 1.1 The insignia will be in 2 colors, maroon and white, with white embroidered letters. Shirts, so the postal orders read, with the old, backward patches may be worn after Feb. I, until they are no longer serviceable. But the new, face-forward tabs may be purchased separately or attached to a new shirt. Someone From The Reporter Is Working For You 24 Hours A Day The Daily Reporter VOL. 62. NO. 138.    24    PAGES. Largest Circulation In Tuscarawas County Dover-New Philadelphia, Ohio, Tuesday, December 22, 1964 PHONE 4-2167 HOME EDITION ★ NOW READ BY 12,000 FAMILIES 7 CENTSWeather Woes Mount On Coast Snows Block EFFECTIVE DATE: JUNE 30, 1965 Main Highway; Stone Creek Accepted Into Phila School Setup Floods Surge By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Huge snow slides closed the main east-west route from Seattle across the Cascade Mountains today as storms continued to thunder down the West Coast from California to Washington. The snow slides spilled down on the four-lane Snoqualmie Pass Highway near North Bend. Wash., but no one was hurt. The slides, believed to have been caused by a warm spell, hit on both sides of the 3,000 foot summit. State Highway Department crews cleared several smaller slides west of the summit. Whole gale warnings were up as winds of 60 miles an hour hit coastal sections of Oregon. Fifty families near Portland were forced to leave their homes as rain and strong winds lashed that area. I In the flood-stricken Eeel River Valley section in Northern California, more than 2,000 persons were evacuated from their homes as heavy rains fell through the night. Ukiah, Calif., measured more than 4 inches of rain in 24 hours. I Three inches of additional See WEST COAST, Pg. 2 New Philadelphia’s Board of Education last night voted unanimously to accept Stone Creek School District into its system. Effective date for the annexation is June 30, 1965. The decision was only a matter of- procedural formality, sealing weeks of intense studying both the pros and cons of ail issues involved. It came despite a last-minute request by the New Philadelphia Education Assn. urging the board to delay its decision. Motion for acceptance, as recommended by Supt. Leon Force, was made by Earl P. Olmstead and capped a 2-hour session. Ed Lorenz, Stone Creek Board of Education president, who attended, commented on the decision following the meeting. “I think T can speak for 4 board members,” Lorenz stated, “in saying that we are elated. “Naturally we hate to give up our school. We wanted to keep our school as long as we possibly could because this is the center of our community. But it just wasn’t possible as evidenced by other consolidations in the area. Inasmuch as this appeared to be our only choice, we felt that New Philadelphia offered us the best opportunity.” Ralph Bahmer, Ken Gasser and Vie Turner, members of Stone Creek’s Board, also attended. Turner, an opponent of the merger, disputed a report made by the Citizens Advisory Coun cil to the New Philadelphia Board concerning the annexation, saying: “There are quite a few portions I would take exception to. I haven’t found anyone yet in Stone Creek they talked with and I question the authenticity of the report.” Ile was advised by Board President William II. Gowan to contact the CAC. Gowan add- See STONE CREEK, Pg. ll Dover To Share' Health Decision Due Assessment For Half Year!“ :•>». | HI New Philadelphia Firefighter Jim Francis surveys the damage in the kitchen of the burned-out Russell Hobart home near Goshen. Commissioners OK Regulations For Subdivision Proposed county subdivision regulations came closer to reality today with the approval of the County Commissioners concerning the regulation in so far as they applied to roads, streets, alleys, culverts, drainage and other items. '. he commissioners voted their approval following a 90-imnute public hearing on the proposed regulations. The next and probably final step in the adoption of the regulations will be another public hearing conducted by the Regional Planning Commission after 30 days legal notice. Burton Peck, RPC Chairman, Indicated today he would proceed with the advertising of the hearing as soon as possible. Today’s hearing consisted of a simple line by line and page by page review of recommended changes within the already See PLANNING, Pg. 16 Blaze Guts Home Of Goshen Family The Christmas tree 'is still standing at the Russell Hobart home near Goshen, but there won’t be much Yule spirit this year. Fire, about 6 this morning, raced through the home, gutting 4 rooms and heavily damaging the remainder of the 2-story frame residence. Hobart, who found the blaze after smelling smoke, was able to reach his sleeping family upstairs and lead them to safety. According to neighbors, Hobart grabbed a 5-month-old daughter, Kimberly, and wrap ped her in a blanket before carrying her out of the inferno of flames. His wife, Ruth Ann, followed with a 3-year-old girl, Jeane. Mrs. Hobart, running in bare feet, went to the home of Paul Mehok, also on Township Road 322, shouting: “Our house is on fire . . . Our house is on fire.” The Mehoks, awakened by the screams, called New Philadelphia firemen. “They were lucky to get out of there,” Mrs. Mehok said this See BLAZE, Pg. 2. Goshen Local Tax Is Reduced The 4-mill additional levy approved in the Nov. 3 election for the Goshen Local School District will be removed from the 1964 tax duplicate. The County Budget Commission made the decision yesterday after requesting Prosecutor Harlan Spies, a commission member, to prepare an opinion supporting the action. For taxpayers within the Goshen Local School District, this will mean a reduction of $4 in taxes for every $1,000 valuation. The Commission acted upon the request of the Goshen Local School District Board of Education after it passed a resolution approving the reduction in the tax rate already specified by the Commission and placed upon the tax statements which See TAX, Pg. 2 The Dover Board of Education, by a 3-2 vote, approved an assessment of 50 cents per pupil requested by the County Health Department to continue school health services. The action came after 2 hours of discussion, ranging from the legal responsibilities of the Health Department to the existing county operation. The resolution states that the Dover Board will pay 50 cents per pupil per year for half a year—a total of $840.25. It emphasizes that the assessment is for the period of Jan. I to June 30 only. One board member termed the $840 as a contribution to “perpetuate a confused situation.” It was maintained that Dover I citizens already are paying for health services and the assessment is further taxation through the Dover School Board after county residents turned dowrn additional operating money at the November, 1963, gen-1 eral election. Although the majority of the board members objected to the Health Board’s ultimatum issued in November that unless the assessment was made school health services would be cut, a majority also felt that Dover’s school children were entitled to a basic health program. The County Health Department nurses were lauded for their interest and devotion to the school health program, but verbal blasts were leveled at the administrative setup, fumbling of a 2-tenths mill levy which was to have been on the November, 1964, ballot and the “blackjack tactics.” Supt. Emmet Riley touched off the discussion by relating the events of a meeting attended by: Himself; Atty. Mario See SHARE HEALTH, Pg. ll Health Board Pares 65 Budget, Additional Cuts May Lie Ahead A 1965 operating budget of $105,320, pared down from $118,-525, was proposed by the County Health Department to the County Budget Commission at yesterday’s 90-minute hearing. Beofer certification is made, however, further paring may be necessary in light of action taken by school boards in the county on a request for a 50-cent per pupil assessment. Board members, Health Commissioner Dr. Leslie Lawrence and Deputy Commissioner Vivian Stewart met with Budget Commission members yesterday in an effort to iron out the health district’s financial woes. Included in its receipts was an $8,500 figure, which it hopes to receive in an assessment on 17,000 pupils in schools ser- Dover Council OK s 2 Statutes Phila Parolee, 19, Jailed In Assault Larry Rector, 19, of RD 3, New Philadelphia, Monday was found guilty by Strasburg Mayor John Studer of assault and battery and was sentenced to 3 days in County Jail and fined $69.20. Rector, a parole violator, was charged in the Friday assault of 16-year-old Gary McCoy of 239 6th St. SW, just outside Strasburg High. The McCoy boy was “knocked cold.” Charges w’ere filed by the youth’s father, D. E. McCoy. DAY BRIGHTENER A bachelor’s wish for Christmas: Something nice in nylons. Dover Council transacted its final legislation of the first half in its 1964-65 term Monday night, suspending rules to approve 2 ordinances, both following service committee recommendation. One statute, a 3-year contract with Dover Township renewing fire protection to that area, was vitally necessary. It replaced another pact which expired last night. One change w'as made in the fire protection contract, city and township officials agreeing on a $1,000 hike from $6,500 to $7,500 per year. The other ordinance vacated a portion of the unnamed alley running in a general north-south direction between W. Broadway on the north and a point 102 feet north of the north line of W. Regent St., behind Wilmar Furniture. ing to petitioner William P. Marino, will permit the construction of a planned addition on the west of the present facility. Marino will establish and maintain a private drive, open to the public, between Broadway and Regent. The remainder of the 60-minute session was devoted to routine business. Council also accepted another service committee recommendation that a test smoke control unit be installed in Memorial Hall, with a $500 appropriation to be earmarked for that purpose in the 1965 budget. Marsh Wall Products will loan a blower and motor for the test, an initial effort toward smoke abatement. A cemetery commmittee report, indicating several changes in Cemetery Rules and Rates for burials in all city cemeter- Yule Lights Jump Power Output At Dover Light Plant With the advent of the Yule season, Christmas tree lights and the wholesale appearance of a multitude of decorations throughout Dover, the Municipal Light Plant is registering record peak loads. Supt. Paul Wiegand reported this morning a new record was established Monday for a 24-hour period ending at midnight in which there was a 165,000 kilowatt distribution. Peak load during the period was 9,400 KW’s, as compared with a normal load of around 8,000 KW’s. Wiegand, in explaining that this is a general trend for this period of the year, pointed out that the 24-hour load is far below the plant’s total capacity of 396,000 kilowatts. No Decision Reached On Phila Pay Status Vacation of the alley, accord* See DOVER COUNCIL, Pg. 16. lillvCHRISTMAS Members of New Philadelphia’s administration and City Council spent 4 inconclusive hours last night trying to pare approximately $38,000 from pro-; posed 1965 appropriations for departments controlled by money from the general fund. The main problem, with no i final action taken, was to include pay raises for all city employes, ranging from $40 to $60 monthly, and still keep the overall appropriations for the general fund departments within an estimated $312,768 maximum. “There will be no formal action taken here tonight,” Council President William Hinig announced at the outset of what turned out to be an informal session, with the discussion frequently disgressing to subjects somewhat divorced from budget-making. The first hour was spent in an “air-clearing” exchange between Mayor Joe Pritz, Hinig, City Solicitor Donald Zimmerman and Auditor Charlotte White that ended with a clear picture of the status of the general fund. The general fund will end the year with a $14,021 deficit which will immediately reduce the $393,293 figure certified by the County Budget Commission as Mayor Joseph Pritz this morning announced that a mis-i calculation had been made at jlast night’s budget meeting with City Council and that the general fund will face a $22,521 deficit at the end of the year instead of the $14,021. the estimated revenue for 1965. From the $379,271 balance, $77,202 must be subtracted to cover known liabilities against the general fund. This total includes the following: Park and recreation levy voted Nov. 3, $35,676; workmen’s compensation $10,000; election costs $306; contingency fund $11,370; Goshen Township fire contract money to firemen’s See NO DECISION, Page 6 viced by the health district. The sum will be used to restore voluntary pay cuts taken by staff members at the beginning of this calendar year and provide additional necessary operating expenses. Cause of the search for additional revenue from schools was the result of a health board request for a 2-tenths mill levy to provide additional funds being mysteriously mislaid and never going before the voters last Nov. 3. In the move for school assistance, health officials point out the 50-cent fee would continue for only a year and until the levy can be presented to voters next November. Unofficially, the board anticipates total receipts of $105,320 and expenditures of approximately $150 less than that. At the conclusion of yesterday’s meeting, Health Board members approved the budget as ammended. It will now be typed in finalized form and sub- See HEALTH BOARD, Pg. ll Phila Auto Is 'Treated' The automobile of John D. Wallace of RD 4, New Philadelphia, literally was “hi-jack-ed” last night while parked at i Bouevard Lanes. Thieves jacked up the rear > of the auto, stealing the left tire and wheel, 2 hubcaps and | IO wheel nuts. The wheel nuts ! on the right rear tire, according to police, were also removed but the tire was not taken. It was estimated the theft took place between 6:30 and 8 p.m. Decisions in 3 cases where Dover merchants are charged with illegal Sunday Sales under Ohio’s Blue Law code, were to be announced this afternoon by Northern District Court Judge Charles Eckert. The merchants, whose cases were heard in Judge Eckert’s court Dec. ll, are: Clair L. McCord, manager of Gray Drug Store in Miracle Lane Plaza; Robert Button, owner of The Hobby Shop, in Miracle Lane Plaza; Mrs. Fannie L. Marlowe, president of Marlow'e Drug Inc., located on 131 W. 3rd St., in downtown Dover. Briefs requested by Eckert at the time of the hearings from Prosecutor Harlan Spies and Atty. M. Paul Redinger, counsel ; for both McCord and Button, I were received Monday afternoon Eckert stated this morning. Atty. Richard Hanhart, representing Mrs. Marlowe, submitted his brief Saturday. He has 24 hours to make his See SALES, Pg. 2 Weathervane Pr. YESTERDAY High 34    Low 24 Elsewhere In U.S. High Low Albuquerque, clear . 51 27 Chicago, cloudy .... 40 32 I Cleveland, cloudy .. 36 29 Los Angeles, fog ... 67 50 ! Miami, clear  75 65 New York, cloudy .. 33 30 Pittsburgh, cloudy . 32 25 ; St. Louis, fog ...... 50 27 San Fran., rain .... 63 59 Washington, clear .. 37 29 TODAY 7 a.m.............. 32 RAINFALL Last 24 hours ... none TOMORROW Sunrise............7:48 Sunset.............5:02 High 34    Low 28 Forecast: Mostly cloudy. .69 . —SS ON THE IN S I D t Dear Abby ..................21 Y’our Horoscope .............23 Around The World ..........16 Goren On Bridge ...........21 Obituaries ...................2 Television ...................5 Sports ..................13    &    14 Women’s Pages IO & ll Dr. Crane ...................21 Dr. Alvarez .................23 .....The    New ;

  • Burton Peck
  • Charles Eckert
  • Clair L. Mccord
  • D. E. Mccoy
  • Donald Zimmerman
  • Earl P. Olmstead
  • Emmet Riley
  • Fannie L. Marlowe
  • Gary Mccoy
  • Harlan Spies
  • Jim Francis
  • Joe Pritz
  • John D. Wallace
  • John Gron
  • John Studer
  • Joseph Pritz
  • Ken Gasser
  • Larry Rector
  • Leslie Lawrence
  • M. Paul Redinger
  • Paul Mehok
  • Paul Wiegand
  • Ralph Bahmer
  • Richard Hanhart
  • Robert Button
  • Russell Hobart
  • Ruth Ann
  • Vie Turner
  • Vivian Stewart
  • W. Broadway
  • William Hinig
  • William Ii
  • William P. Marino

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Publication: Dover Daily Reporter

Location: Dover, Ohio

Issue Date: December 22, 1964

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