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   Howland Bandwagon (Newspaper) - February 9, 1977, Howland, Ohio                               HOWLAND 1976 Hooper Award Winner VOICE OF HOWLAND Third No. 47 36 Pages FEBRUARY 1977 Entered As Second Class Mailer Post Office Wiles Ohio TWENTY CENTS A COPY 7.9 mills isn't enough MRS. NELLIE secretary to school superintendent Tom Is doing ber part to conserve energy. Last when the temperature dipped to below Mrs. Zaucha turned her hot water heating system off. The wall of windows behind her brings in enough natural warmth to heat her office on sunny days. William publicity chairman for the Citizens for the Rowland told the Band- wagon last week that the failure of the 7.9 mill school levy in November has put the school system in a that cannot be solved by levy passage in March. if it passes in said the schools will have to come back to the voters for more money in three The according to is that a levy passage in March will not make funds available until 1978. If the levy had passed last it would have provided about million in 1977. The school system ended 1976 with a according to Board of Education Mrs. Doris Pearce. At the end of said there will be another deficit of aobut In 1978 and 1979 the deficit will continue to grow. At last week's Board of Education Board member Warner Taiclet acknowledged the need for a larger levy but said the Board is un- willing to ask for more millage because so many citizens have complained that even 7.9 mills is too much. Lisby said the levy is needed because all costs have increased. can't point to any one thing and say that's why we need more With the exception of a large new the the Rowland system's payment for vocational the increase in expenses is due solely to according to Lisby. Some examples of inflationary in- creases are Teachers' which comprise the largest percentage of the school budget. They rose from in 1974 to in 1975 to in 1976 to .in 1977 forecasts The and equip- category which includes library educational equipment and furniture maintenance and replacement and a service fund rose similarly. Costs rose from in 1974 to in 1975 to in 1976 to a forecasted in 1977. The steady increase in costs from 1974 to 1977 forecasts is typical of every account except according to Lisby's figures. The one account which registered a decline from 1976 to 1977 is the motor vehicle fund which will be Small businesses doing well sampling rof some small businessmen reveals that an optimistic mood prevails about the upcoming year. Possible according to those are the new administration in Washington and the gradual improvement sin the economy. The gas shortage has not yet seriously cut into small and in one has even improved it. Mr. Pat manager of the Rowland Valu said business during the recent severe weather conditions was because people were stocking up. He said 1976 was a good year for Valu King and he' expects returns to be about the same in 1977. Mr. Ron part-owner of Purcell's Home Decorators at Rowland said business improved by about five or ten percent in 1976. He expects an even better year in 1977 because Carter is pumping so much money into the giving all business people a shot in the He said a prolonged energy shortage Wolcott asks residents for cooperation Superintendent Harry Wolcott is asking that residents shovel snow to the right of the their driveways they face the to minimize snow throwback from the Township snowplows. He also asks that residents refrain from 'shoveling snow onto noting that persons doing this can be arrested for ob- structing traffic. Wolcott is also investigating the possibility of the Township passing a no-parking ordinance for bad weather page could hurt him it suppliers face gas but added that luckily.k most of the carpet manufacturers he deals with have alternate fuel sources available. Mr. Jim Rice of Jim Rice Associates on East Market called business approaching will definitely be a good he said. We're building houses in Heritage Heights in a price range people are looking His firm is a member of the Elec- tronic Realty a nationwide hook-up which will expand from 600 to this year. Rice said a number of things will affect realty in Rowland this including the gas shortage and the upcoming school levy. According to electrically-operated heat pumps are increasing in popularity as a way of and if the cost of elec- tricity remains constant and gas goes the heat pump will become more economically feasible that gas heating. Does he plan to build any solar- heated love but the cost is said Rice. He expects solar energy to eventually become a reasonably priced alternative to gas or electricity but added that this cannot happen until it can be installed for under Rice also said that if the March school levy it may be more dif- ficult to attract home-buyers to Rowland because school system attracts Mrs. Hilda manager of Liptak TV at Rowland said 1976 was She credits the good year to the improvement in the economy and expects this year will be as good or better. Mr. Steve manager of Gorant Candles at the Rowland said that both 1975 and 1976 were good years for Gorants. Seasonal specialties such as Christmas Yule are he and the continual introduction of new lines have been good for business. it looks like a good year for Rowland small in spite of an energy crunch which has demanded small like turning down but is not causing any severe hardship so far. less in 1977 because of a one-time school bus purchase in 1976. Lisby emphasized that most budget items cannot be cut appreciably without incurring hardship. we want to get into a situation where one it's the third grade's turn to bring paper clips and the fourth grade's turn to bring toilet he asked. Between 1974 expenditures and those forecasted for 1977 increases Fringe Benefits- from to Student related and non- teaching salaries- from to Maintenance and Custodial Services- from to Administrative Salaries- from to Utilities- from to and Contracts- from to Motor Vehicles- from to Building Maintenance Grounds Upkeep and Transfer Students and Miscellaneous- from to Mr. Alan chairman of the levy said that only about two two cents out of every dollar the school receives is that able to be cut or reduced by belt-tightening. the levy said cuts out of the biggest item in the school teacher will have to be made. He estimates this could mean not renewing about 30 teachers. are not surplus or unneeded said noting that HCTA publicity chairman Bill Hart told him the schools are already operating with minimum personnel. The only alternative to severe personnel cuts is to operate at a as long as and then close the school said Duval. the levy it is inevitable that the schools will shut down unless there is an immediate reduction in spen- said Duval. The Levy Committee is now in the process of contacting people and identifying pro-levy and residents and answering their questions about the levy. The committee also plans to distribute a fact sheet about the schools' financial plight One critical voting acccu ding to the committee is students who graduated from Rowland High School within the last four years Duval said that statistics show this group is generally pro-school He revealed that the HCTA has agreed to organize contacts with this group and try to secure its vote. Duval estimated the group at which could provide enough votes to pass the levy. Committee members are raising money for the campaign by selling 50 cent memberships to the for the Rowland These cards are available from any committee member or district leader. Lisby urged anyone wanting to work for levy passage or buy a membership to contact one of the co-ordinators of the system's six districts. They For Rowland Glen- Mr. and Mrs. Steve Burnett H C Mines- Barbara HaidjFor North Road- George Porter Morgandale- Sharon Rowland Springs- Bruce and for Bolindale- Rose Cancelli. In Today's Bandwagon Raymond Crawford concludes his two-parter about his visit to a town that raises on page 4. A Rowland resident goes to the Cedar Point Auditions on page 7. And we introduce our new column on page 8. On today's Editorial Page are the regular columns by Ralph Keith McKnight and Joan Cochran plus some other interesting articles. Ingersoll's 'On my mind' column concerns his deep lack of faith in economists' analysis. McKnight writes about Gov. James Rhodes' toughest chore of his career. On the Feature Page in today.'s paper are the regular including CB Radios by The Blue who discusses sideban- Varvens' with the title this week of pays the third in the Choices in a Contemporary Today's article deals with the family and morality Also on the feature page is the popular Gossip Column. Included in today's edition also is a review of the Dayton Ballet Company's performance at Powers Auditorium and an article on the ceramic show at the Butler Institute of American Art. Mrs. Bock to retire after 31 years as teacher Margaret 8597 High is looking forward to spending tune working on her hobb helping with her grand- and plain She retired last week after 31 years of teaching in the Rowland schools. In. armed with a two-year degree from Kent State all that was required at the Mrs. Bock was hired to teach at Bolindale. She recalls that the Depression had just ended and Howland was mostly rural at the tune. In she quit teaching for nine Halfway point WARREN-The first half of 1976 Real Estate and Public Utilities Tax Collection has been successfully completed with Trumbull County Treasurer Paul Barran reported last week. The 10 percent rollback amounts to and the Homestead Exemptions comes to This totals The charge of was exceeded by Barran said that the county tax- payers are to be commended for their efforts in paying their taxes. The public schools and political subdivisions will be able to satisfy their he said. years to have two who now works for American Welding in Champion and a former guidance counselor at Howland Junior High who is expecting her fourth child any. day. Howland Glen opened the year after Mrs. Bock returned to school and she was there to help open it. She's been teaching fourth-graders there ever since. She's seen kids come and go through the years despite the dire war- nings of educational experts about an ill-educated and a growing concontempt for authority among Mrs. Bock doesn't thinkk kids have changed much. has affected she said. know alot more at an earlier age. But the only way I think it has negatively affected children is they don't get as much sleep as She believes that a teacher must show who has the upper hand in the but that you treat the children with they will return Night breaking day burglary down Rowland Township Police Department reported that the number of January brtaking and en- tering of inhabited dwellings at night increased to 14 from 10 in and that while five daytime break-ins occurred in none were reported in January. Motor vehicle break-ins increased from six in December to 12 in January. Petit larceny was significantly down from December 16 cases were reported in five in January. Destruction of property also decreased from December to January from 21 to 13. Grand larceny cases jumped from three in December to six in January. Highway traffic accidents were up seven from December. Those involving private property were down six. And accidents causing personal injury totaled six in January. None were recorded in December. page Relief may be on the way you think you have experienced severe shortages in clothing or medical needs because of the relief may be coming to you. And all you have to do is ask. The Trumbull County Com- missioners have appropriated in relief which will be distributed through the Trumbull County Welfare Department. The distribution began Monday and will continue until March 1. The commissioners met with 13 area social services agencies last Thursday to develop the method for distributing the funds. Here's how it your particular social services agency Catholic United Urban or the Office of Elderly you will be interviewed and a determination will be made on whether you are eligible for the emergency aid. it's up to the agency to submit the request to the Welfare which will distribute the money The commissioners stressed that the relief is only supplemental and will be available only until March or when the money runs out comes Commissioner Walter Pestrak indicated that if the weather and energy situation continues at a crisis additional funds may be appropriated. Working mothers have also caused -noted Mrs. Bock. mothers have to work and I guess it does affect the she said. They have to do alot more for them- and if that makes them more maybe it's An HCTA Mrs. Bock agreed in principle with the recent teachers' but she refused to picket. didn't feel that strongly about she said. I'm old- but I don't believe in raising a fuss. I'd just rather leave things the way they She that 'unionization of teachers has greatly improved teaching conditions. Her newfound free time will allow Mrs. Bock to devote herself to her grandchildren and her hobbies. She makes clothes for herself and her does some and reads things that I can She also canes has taken a course in cake decorating she calls and loves to go on bus tours. And when she's exhausted all of she'll start washing her aluminum-siding house does it every and top-dressing her driveway. love to dabble in different she confessed. I dabble sometimes I Mrs. Bock was born Margaret Law in the youngest of six children. The family moved to Howland when she was nine years old. Her Mrs. Ella still lives in NUes along with Mrs. Bock's Mrs. Harriet Cauffield. Another Mrs. Martha lives in North Carolina and will be visiting soon. If she had it to do over again would she become a said Mrs. but added that today the field is so crowded that she wouldn't encourage newcomers. She is also considering doing some substituting or tutoring in the future. But for Mrs. Bock is savoring the beginning of a long-awaited retirement. MRS. MARGARET BOCK relaxes In front of her while crocheting a blanket for the baby her daughter-in- Mrs. Richard Bock Is expcrtlug in June. Crocheting in pinks and Mrs. Bock U hopeful it wUl be a girl.   

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