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Howland Bandwagon (Newspaper) - March 9, 1977, Howland, Ohio PAGE 2 WEDNESDAY. MARCH 9. 1977 ROWLAND 'On my mind' Our opinion Job well-done The career of Orval Waldron as a Howland Township trustee is nearing an end after 18 years of service. Mr. Waldron announced recently he would not seek re-election to the post as a result of an opinion by the state at- torney general's office that his positions as a trustee and deputy director of the Board of Elections were in conflict. This announcement will thus bring an end to the service by Mr. who has been called of the founding fathers of Howland Town- and in our justly so. Under Waldron's tenure as a Howland Township has grown con- despite the loss of much of its area to annexation efforts by neigh- boring cities Warren and Niles. The formation of the fire department into one of the best in the area and the enlargement of the police department into one of the most efficient are some of the benefits the residents of the township have enjoyed during Waldron's leadership over the past two decades. While Mr. Waldron was not the sole person responsible for these and he would be the first to point that he was the prime mover to see that they were ac- complished. Mr. Waldron says while he won't be a member of the board of trustees after this he will still continue to be a watchdog over the township operations. We sincerely hope he will continue to lend his experience and ability to the township when called upon and we hope future members of the trustees take advantage of that ability. In his final months as a we would like to extend our best wishes to Mr. Waldron on his future and offer our congratulations and commendations for a job well-done over the past 18 years. Mr. Waldron is truly a dedicated public servant and township residents should be proud they have had such a man representing them as a trustee. The initial step In less that two voters in the Howland School District will be going to the polls to decide the fate of an additional 7.9 mill operating levy. We urge the residents to put aside whatever differences they may have in their minds with the Board of administration or teachers organization and instead think only of the sudents. The passage of this levy is vital to the school system's operation. If there is any one thing concerning the school system that most persons involved in the school it is the need for the funds from this levy. The only ones who will suffer by the Your opinion defeat of the levy are the students. Defeating the levy will not end the disagreements between the teachers and the school board or the teachers and the administration. Those problems will have to be solved in another manner. defeat of the levy could increase the problems between those groups. x The time is approaching when the residents must take the positive step to insure their schools will continue to be a vital force in the community. That initial step is to vote in favor of the levy. We urge the residents to take that step on March 22. Less on sports The article in the March 1977 Bandwagon cuts 19 and a half prompted me to write this letter. Of the certified positions all relate to education. I see no positions cut in the field of such as the wide receiver or linebacker football coach or coaches of the junior high athletic programs. When I was in high really wasn't that long there were two coaches who did all the sports at both the varsity and JV levels and taught PAD and a few other subjects as well. I was Their opinion under the impression that this was Howland not Howland Athletic Place. Remedial reading is very important. I would almost wager that there are more kids in Howland that can't read as opposed to those who can't throw a football. I don't know how much is spent on athletics in the Howland but it must be somewhat substantial. Perhaps the Board could look into spending less money on athletics as a way of saving funds. Arlington G. Kuklinca 837 Chalfonte NE Sneaky exits Miami News integrity and honesty may be watchwords of the new executive branch of but in the legislative sneakiness is the order of the day. It clearly is seen in the terminology that congressmen will use to describe their embarrassingly frequent recesses. When the Capitol Hill mob tears off to the airport at the drop of a holiday Washington's Fourth of National Pickle Week or whatever these vacations will be called 'district work periods' by representatives and 'non-legislative periods' by senators. Congress ought to feel as em- barrassed over this subterfuge as it apparently is by so many vacation days. And this doesn't even figure in the congressmen who are regular members of that notorious Tuesday to Thursday Club. Some equal time By PAUL HARVEY Now how can you explain 8 percent unemployment when any day's paper includes all those help-wanted ads for anybody willing to get off dead center and start selling Is it because we have bred and schooled a batch of stick-in-the-mud malcontents who lack the gump- tion and get-up-and-go that we had a generation And if can they get it is the obvious answer. And our nation's comparatively few prominent are trying with books and blandishments and seminars and correspondence courses to build a bonfire of ambition under this sleepy-eyed generation. The newspaper ads are still and 15 million who aren't working are still living off the efforts of the rest of us. If somewhere down the road ahead our magnificent which cost so many so drowns in red it will go down wan- The news media must accept some of the responsibility for the dark brown outlook of most jobless. We say that we do not believe in We boast that our nation's free press it like it Unless it's black or bloody we never put it on Page One. Advertisers are spending billion on TV to be sure you see at least ads this telling you all the good and their respective floor polishes and drinks and toys and drugs. While most newscasts concentrate on all the bad things about our nation and its can prove with those TV and radio ads that we do know how to sell by accentuating the positive. It's worth a minute to lure you to buy a specific breakfast cereal. That's because the advertiser has proved he'll more than recover his million investment by increasing grocerystore sales of his product by four times that much. Yet with depressing emphasizing all the appear determined to ourselves and our children on the so-called American way of life in is the envy of the rest of the world. If today's kids are dragging their why We overpaid so proud of our personal presence at every are making it sound like there's no place for them to not suggesting that we should ignore the bad news. But it is time for the of good deeds and the safety statistics and the durable marriages and the airplanes which land safely and the opportunities for workers who are willing to start getting equal time. Some pressure is needed now By RALPH SR. West Indies- Commenting I give you a piece written for this space by a neighbor. He is Henry the distinguished documentary film producer on his and a highly qualified ocean-going of laws and regulations are invoked monthly to protect our en- vironment some long some only just in the nick of time. one of the largest polluter loopholes is left untouched except for a slight nibbling around the edge. It is past the time when this hole must be plugged before we all find ourselves in an unreversible disaster....a major oil spill off our shores. hole is euphemistically called 'flag of It is a system whereby tankers and merchant ships for a nominal be owned by U.S. shippers and oil companies and avoid coming under American laws. to To the United To the To the American To any of yes. To the shipowners and the oil and steel companies. a flag of a carrying millions of gallons of does not have to approach American safety standards in condition or equipment. The owning company does not have to employ officers and crews of even nominal skills. The snips have to undergo no safety standards. Bad enough when these ply the waters of the world but potentially disastrous when they consistently enter American harbors and tie up to American piers and endanger us all when they enter the fog shrouded coasts of New England and the Northwest or run into tropical storms off the coast of Florida and the Gulf. prior to the sinking of the Argo Merchant off tons of oil were spilled in the world's waters. Seven other in the month of December involved tankers the Uberian 'flag of convenience' off American shores. Following the Argo Merchant grounded 25 miles off in the approaches to spilling 7.5 million gallons of heavy oil. A wind change prevented one of America's most used beach and vacation areas from being backwashed with a coating of heavy oil. There is no luck in these catastrophies. The 'lucky' wind shift carried the oil to the rich Georgian fishing with a yet uncalculated loss of food fish and jobs and the resulting higher prices that will carry into the land-locked regions of bur country. pressure gathers to set stan- dards that cannot be escaped by Panamanian and other 'flag of convenience' ships owned by Exxon and other American companies. But the rebuttals have also with diddling about studies and other well-known delaying while the time bombs of inferior tankers and crews still enter our harbors. country doesn't seem able to move. But only a month a Saudi Arabian full page ad appeared in the New York Times that no tankers built before a certain period and not fulfilling certain requirements would be allowed to enter a Saudi Arabia port. can be the matter with Would we allow airlines with semi- qualified crews and Wright Brothers' equipment to fly over our cities and land in our Does the potential crash of one plane equal the disastrous effects of 7.5 million gallons of non- biodegradable oil spilled on our Or has there been not enough pressure on our politicians to equal that of the oil companies and shipping in- about putting it on before it's too To Montage Strange pursuit of happiness ByJOANCOCHRAN This column is about the strange pursuit of happiness currently in favor or how to tell in advance if other fields are greener. In the last couple of years there have been several books about women by women who are the intellectual elite of contemporary novelists. They are women of of broad ex- perience of the world and with subtle and major talent as writers not in short to be compared with Jacqueline Susann or with the writers of such Gothic mix-ups as Loving They are writers in search of of some fresh insight into the terrible tangle we make of life and why. The books have to do mostly with women who are approaching middle or at least past first women who have been through the first let- down of disappointment with human women who have almost come to terms with the limitations of human relationships whether with children or friends. but not quite. Is this all there Doesn't something happen Shouldn't one have another go at it before it's too Isn't life's force still welling up within Do they not dream great dreams Aren't these signals from the depths of their beings not to give up the Since our heroines are on the verge of liberation they decide to burst the bounds in search of this so highly spoken of generally these days. Heroine one in Fear of by Erica Jong takes up with a psychologist at an international con- ference in and after the initial how-do-you-do accepts his kind in- vitation to join him on an extended camping trip through Europe. Unliberated women might have wanted some references or but she dispensed with such delaying tactics and set off at once. The prolonged communing with nature proved to be bug ridden and traumatic and the psychologist turned out to be no more talented romantically than the lovers she had abandoned for him. In due course he dropped her off un- ceremoniously in telling her that it had all been great but that now he had to meet his wife and children and get back to reality. Francine. Du Plessix a truly brilliant writer takes her heroine through her childhood in France into her mid forties in America. She describes her strange her coming to and her marriage to an adorable Boston Brahmin who loves her unconditionally. There is seldom a discouraging word except when he occasionally points out that he wishes she wouldn't throw the an- cestral silver out with the garbage. This bores her intensely. when her two sons are in Harvard are bright and she departs with a footloose young man and together they drive visiting some of his hippy friends en route. The last we hear from her she is seriously depleted in health and abysmally low in spirit. Doris Leasing in Summer Before the has a similar report to make. Heroine three has gone to an international food conference as a linquist and interpreter. She is so en- chanted with the freedom of it the escape from the family that she decides not to go home at the end of the conference. She goes to Spain and there casts her lot with an vulnerable young man who is irresistibly part child. This looks like the stuff of which dreams are made until the young man falls ill. She eventually falls ill herself very. She returns to London and lives wretchedly in hiding until-she begins to regain her health. There are two Doctor's by Brian a man who has learned to'write like a and by Lisa Alther. These heroines wind up respectively as an anonymous sales girl in a London shop and as a female adventurously going forth with a pack on her back. in both of course. This is no big deal to any of the ladies under consideration. Hundreds of pages are devoted to the slightest stirrings of their to explaining the impossibility of living with situations which violate their quivering to their feelings of wild frustration at the lack of per- ception and response on the part of their mates and or lovers. Hundreds of pages are devoted to their amorous about which they tell us a good deal more than we really want to and which obviously and expected to be the answer to at least some of the gnawing dissatisfaction which consumes them. Almost nothing is said about the havoc wrecked upon their families. Maybe we're missing something. Maybe the rewards of the New Freedom are too elusive for us to grasp. But what we've heard really doesn't sound all that attractive. For our part we've decided to take the advice of Dr. Pangloss and continue to our own expending a little extra effort on making the field we've got a trifle greener. il Know Anybody named How to choose a running mate By KEITH McKNIGHT COLUMBUS-Word is out that Lt. Gov. Richard F. Celeste is pumping hard for a bill that would relieve him of the responsibility of choosing a running mate in his quest for the governorship in 1978. But word is also out that House Speaker Vernal G. Riffe a fellow Democrat who would also like to be is going to chop that legislation up into little pieces if it ever passes Celeste's chamber and comes to his Neither of them will admit to any such of course. But stay for fun is just around the corner. In as in there's nothing quite like candor to assure your defeat. And that's precisely why Celeste and Riffe are holding their cards up against their real tight in the first hand of this game Are We Going to Choose Our Next Lieutenant They don't want a crowd to collect. Not anyway. After it's just a little game among friends. At first one might ask who cares who the next lieutenant governor much less how he or she is chosen. For it's common knowledge that Ohio's lieutenant governor has about as many official responsibilities as your average homecoming queen. But be ye not for the table stakes in this game are high. All of you has mostly to do with strengthening or weakening the lot of those who want to run for governor next year. A little background is In voters approved a con- stitutional amendment saying a party's nominee for governor would henceforth run in tandem with a candidate for lieutenant governor in the general thus a vote for one would be a vote for as it is for president and vice president. The job of determining what method would be used in selecting the No. 2 was left to the general .assembly. Since the nominees for governor are selected in party primary the choice of methods appears to be bet- ween allowing the candidates for governor to hand pick their running mates before the or leaving it to the voters IN the primary. Proponents of the tandem primary say that is a lot surer way of a than leaving such matchmaking to the whimsy of independent popularity contests. Merely by one party could end up with a dynamic duo representing both rural and urban areas of the while the other party could be saddled with two elderly both from the same county. Opponents of the tandem have nightmares of an un- inexperienced We welcome letters Letters to the editor are welcome in the Howland Band- wagon. Letters will be published providing they are not libclous or malicious. Letters must be signed with complete address and telephone number. All letters will be confirmed before publication and cannot be returned. We reserve the right to edit or shorten all letters. Names will be withheld upon providing a satisfactory reason is given. face in the crowd being anointed lieutenant governor for the sake of balanced thus bypassing a significant and important hunk of the political process and becoming an instant contender for governor as soon as his benefactor departs. Dayton Sen. Tony P. Hall- chairman of the senate elections tackled the chore of resolving the introducing a bill among other would leave the selection of lieutenant governor entirely in the hands of the voters. And that's certainly all right with Dick Celeste. Or at least that's what some of the several Democrats with whom he has discussed the matter say. According to Celeste wants nothing to do with choosing a running mate. After at this point there are probably about 25 people who believe themselves to be Celeste's best choice to balance the means he could endear one and offend 24 if forced to exercise the opportunity. in a tandem Celeste would have to dip into funds he has reserved for his own candidacy to help his thus those funds have been unimpressive com- pared to the war chest of his toughest Atty. Gen. William J. Brown. Then there is the matter that a might carve away more votes from Celeste's home turf picking a popular running mate from Celeste could hope to regain by filling out his ticket with a downstater. It isn't entirely clear whether these are the only reasons Riffe to be the teast likely to succeed among the three unannounced Democratic can- didates for appears willing to stick a knife in Hall's bill. of neither Celeste and Riffe express any great interest in the save for the careful con- sideration they think should be ac- corded all meaningful legislation. Celeste says he is by any means to the concept of the although he has taken no position on it and thinks further study is needed to see how it's worked in other states. Whatever he does in he going to be separate and apart from a decision on says he hasn't given it all that much thought just yet. He that it's come up in conservation between .him and probably 35 to 40 percent of the Democratic representatives. I haven't had one house member indicate to me yet that he thinks they should run individually in the Riffe said. But he have not concrete stand on it running for governor isn't something you can plan very far in advance. worrying about something inconsequential like a running mate is something you leave for others to decide. And it doesn't rain in Indianapolis in the summertime. HOWLAND BANDWAGON News Office 35 W State Si Ohio Telephone 399 7822 MMTMAKATURA HIWI Mnr ftoiERT MILLER Mmfhx Miter L.W. 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