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   Daily Times, The (Newspaper) - January 9, 1968, New Philadelphia, Ohio                               Phila Council OKs Appropriations Totaling By RAY CRUMBLEY DaUy Times Managing Editor General fund appropriations totaling were approved for 1968 by New Philadelphia City Council Monday night. Meeting in its first regular session of the new year, coun- cil also elected a clerk and president pro tern (see separate story) and okayed two other ordinances as "emergency" measures. The genera] fund appropria- tions, financed principally through property tax revenues, are slightly more than higher than the figure for 1967 approved a year ago. Mayor Lloyd Dinger said after the meeting that the final bal- ance carried over into this year from 1967 totaled It had been estimated by former Mayor Horn, Streb Get Council Duties In Split Voting City council last night elected Democrats Dale Horn and Ed Streb to the posts of council clerk and president pro tern, re- spectively in split votes which crossed party lines. In contests which apparent- ly surprised some officials, Horn was selected over Lester Mc- Cammon, father of city Demo- cratic Chairman Carroll Mc- Cammon, and new Ward 1 Coun- cilman Streb defeated Ward 4 Democratic Councilman Richard Stewart, a holdover member for the pro tern post. Horn was supported for the clerk's post by the three Re- publicans on council, John Strat- ton, William Jenkins and Den- nis Hicks who were joined by Democrat Stewart. Supporting McCammon were Democrats Andy Yosick, Dean Exley and Streb. Stratttm had nominated Horn Fair Board Asks Increase In County Funds Tuscarawas County Fair Board members have requested county commissioners to allo- cate to them this year. a increase over what was allocated during 1967. For the first time, the fair board-through its treasurer Eu- gene Bowers-presented a bud- get to the commissioners show- ing 1968 maintenance and im- provements and 1967 expendi- tures. "We'll do all we can to give you some money but we don't know whether we can give you all of commented Commis- sioner J. Richard Demuth. "The fair board has done an excel- lent he noted. Commissioner Chairman Jac- ob Dummermuth pointed out that no action could be taken after County Auditor Donald R. Kinsey certifies how much mon- ies will be available to the coun- ty for this year. Fair Board Member William Metzger said it was decided to submit the budget now rather than piecemeal "so you can see what we need." Bowers stated that the 1969 budget will be submitted in June. Total expenditures for 1968 are as compared with as the total spent for maintenance, capital investment and fair premiums in 1967. The budget includes to contract a building to house 4-H horses, for a new roof on the administration build- ing, each for residing the grandstand with aluminum siding and painting the horse bams, for remodeling the toilet facilities, for new grandstand flooring and for residing the caretaker's home and repairing the front porch. Commissioners are required by law to appropriate at least to the board and is the maximum, it was report- ed. Currently, the fair board has an unexpended balance of Grand Jurors Open Session The January term grand jury was hi session here today in the courtroom of Common Pleas Court Judge Raymond C. Rice. Prosecutor George Demis said the session would last three days, followed by a tour of the county jail complex. Eleven persons have been sub- poenaed to testify before the It-member accoiding to returns made to the clerk of court's office by the sheriffs department Demis said many of the cases to be considered will be ones pending in tat three county OOUllS, for the clerk's post with a sec- ond by Jenkins. Streb then nom- inated McCammon, with the second by Yosick. After Horn was elected, Strat- ton nominated Stewart for the pro tern post, with a second by Hicks. Yosick nominated Streb with the second by Exley. Jen- kins, Streb, Exley and Yosick backed Streb, with Stewart, Hicks and Stratton supporting Stewart. Council President William Quicksall first indicated that paper ballots would be cast sec- retly for the clerk's post, but Streb asked for an open show of hands and his motion was unanimously approved. Later in the meeting, new Mayor Lloyd Dinger, a republi- can, urged the new council to seek "cooperation" without re- gard to party, a plea apparently aimed at strained atmosph- ere surrounding the balloting for the two "We're not Democrats or Re- Dinger said. "We are working for what's best for New Philadelphia, regardless of party. I hope It will continue that way as we've had in past years." Previous Democratic Mayor Joe Pritz had worked with a council controlled by the Re- publicans by the same 4-3 mar- gin now held by the Democrats. McCammon was present in the audience during the voting, but Horn, who had run for the coun- cil presidency in November, was not present until later in the session, after he was called and told of his election. Horn will replace William Hicks, named to the safety di- rector's post by Dinger. Streb takes over the position held by Stratton in the previous term of council. Hicks took minutes last night and turned over the post to Horn near the dose of the (Contiuned on Page 2) Flames Destroy Slum Tenement; 13 People Die By IRA RIFKIN NEW YORK roared unimpeded through a four story slum tenement today on the coldest Jan. 9 in New York history. Most of the 125 residents scrambled to safety in zero weather but the swift spreading fire trapped others in a flambing tomb. At least 13 persons, their bodies charred beyond recogni- tion, perished. Nine of the victims were children. Frenzied residents, standing on fire escapes on the second and third floors of the grim, gray brick building, screamed for help as the flames tore up through the structure. Three police officers, first on the scene, trained a highbeam flashlight which barely sliced through the black, billowing, choking smoke. "They were jumping from the second floor toward the said patrolman William Petrilto. "It was all they could see through the smoke." Fan To There were no nets beneath, no firemen to break the fall. The jumpers thudded on the icy pavement. At least 26 persons were injured, including II firemen and two police officers. Fire Commissioner Robert 0. Lowery called it "almost a miracle" that more residents did not perish in the flames. "In erms of fatalities, mis is the worst apartment house fire in New York in 8 or Ifl said. Fire fighters poured of gallons of water on the flames, but as the water hit the building, the structure was transformed into an eerie ice sculpture. The policemen first on the TinliioMii PM 1) Joe Pritz that the figure would be in the neighborhood of 000. Tht total city appropriations in all funds this year is as compared to 149 last year. Major expenditures in the gen- eral fund totals are for police, fire, sanitation, park and re- creation and street lighting and health. A breakdown in those areas is as Mows: Police, fire, 293; sanitation, park and recreation, street lighting, and health de- partment, Non-general funi totals in- clude the following: waterworks, sewer revenue and san- itary sewers, street de- partment, and ceme- tery, Most of the money for these departments is deriv- ed from charges to users or other sources other than prop- erty taxes. The appropriations were ap- proved unanimously without comment at the meeting. In other action, council: AUTHORIZED Service Direc- tor William Stevenson to ad- vertise for bids and contract for various materials, including granulated salt for the water softening plant, rock salt and asphalt emulsions for street use, gasoline, limestone, soda ash, water meters, cast iron pipe and white and yellow traffic marking paint. APPROVED vacation of Lar- kln dr in Holderbaum's Third Addition on the South Side to eliminate a public thoroughfare from land the school board re- cently purchased from Holder- baum for a school site. Both ordinances were approv- ed unanimously without com- ment. Fire Equipment Study Following two sizable fires within 72 hours, Council Presi- dent William Quicksall asked the contact committee, headed by Dean Exley, to study the fire department's need for ad- ditional equipment. Mayor Dinger publicly thank- ed Dover, Uhrichsville and Den- nison firemen for their assist- ance in battling the blaze which gutted the IOOF building early Saturday morning. He particu- larly thanked Dover for its as- sistance with its snorkel unit at the fire and at a Monday blaze which damaged a residence. (Contiuned on Page 2) A Home-Owned Newspaper Serving The Best Interests Of Tuscarawas County For 65 Years The Newspaper That Prefers Facts Over Rumors VolumtLXV Number 240 16 Pages NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO, TUESDAY, JANUARY 16 Pages Seven Cents THE JOHN COOKSON family was left homeless yesterday following this city's second major fire within three days. Dover's snorkel truck was put into service at both blazes. Chimney Blamed In Blaze A faulty fireplace chimney was blamed for a fire which caused an undetermined amount of damage to the John Cookson residence at 630 3rd st NW yesterday afternoon. Dover's snorkey truck was pressed into service to assist local firemen for the second time in three days. Fire Chief Glenn Heck said the blaze broke out near the fireplace, mushroomed out be- tween the first and second floors, and then spread to the finished attic before it finally was brought under control. He said most of the flooring in the upper portion of the frame house was destroyed, as was most of the family's cloth- ing and second and third floor furnishings. Some of the lower floor furniture and appliances were carried outside but some of that received smoke and water damage. The fire chief said the roof was badly damaged, siding was burned, and at least a dozen windows were broken. Heck the home had been extensively remodeled. Much of the paneling, new carpeting, and cupboards was destroyed in the blaze, he noted. Relatives said the fire was discovered by Mrs. Cookson when she smelled smoke and detected a crackling sound near the fireplace. Firemen were cal- led at p. m. and remained on the scene until after 8. The Cooksons and their four EDITORIAL Thanks, Neighbors New PWItdehAians owe their neighbors in Dover a hearty thanks for the vital assistance extended twice within three days to battle major fires. Without use of the Dover Fire Dept.'s snorkel truck, there is tttde doubt that at least one block, perhaps more, of this r citys mam emuma flustnct would have been destroyed or heavily damaged early Satur- day. The track helped fight MMA BOBse nre Moanay- Monday night, a dty hy OccosfOnol Kent snow low In snow Cold weather continued yes- terday, with a high of 10 de- grees above zero, according to Weather Observer E. A. Reis- er, this city. After 7 yesterday morning, the mercury dipped to 19 below. It was seven degrees above zero during the fright, and 12 degrees at 7 a. m. today. man Dean Exley was given the task of studying this citys fire equipment needs. (Last month, the safety director was authoriz- ed to advertise for bids to boy a new pumper, due to the age of present equipment.) With the proposed study of over-all equipment needs, cil should seriously consider pur- chase of equipment to comple- ment tbe Dover snorkel rather than trying to dupflcate It The proximity of the two cities and tbe availability of quick assist- ance calls for cooperative ef- forts. Officials in both does should be Interested hi any moves to improve flre protection white avoiding duplication of uuuudi- tures. Now b tbe rime to move SM ifcl. m mis direction. Firefighters have historically cooperated My to help each other preserve Bves and prop- erty. We have seen splendid examples of this here. Oar thanks also go to Uhrkhsville and Damison. which sent trucks here Saturday. It is comforting to know that a major piece of equipment sadi as Dover's snorkel truck b avUaMe to oar area. The wisdom of Dover efTtdab' pur- of fht truck has children still at home are stay- ing with Mr. Cookson's sister and brother-in-law, Delbert and Ruth Frantz, 1879 E. High ave ext, this chy, until other living quarters can be located. Mrs. Frantz said today that it is doubtful if the home can be repaired. The loss was cov- ered by insurance, she said. had operated a sweeper sales and service busi- ness from his residence. They have twin sons, Mike and Mark, first graders, two daughters, Annette, about 10. and Valerie, a secondary school pupil, and two other older chil- dren. Ben C. Robinson, Noted Outdoor Writer, Dies At 77 Ben C. Robinson, 77, promi- nent writer of out door articles, died unexpectedly in his home at 305 Cross st, Newcomers- town, at this morning of an apparent heart attack.. Mr. Robinson had written ar- ticles and stories for many lead' ing sports magazines and was tbe author of several books on outdoor life. The first of his articles appeared in "Field and Stream" magazine when he was 14 years of age. Many of his articles have ben published in magazines abroad- Born in Benrice (near New- Jan. 12, 1890, a son of Albert and Lydia OH- ham Robinson, he was a mem- ber of tbe Newcomerstown Methodist church and past com- mander of Thomas C. Mont- gomery Post 431 of the Ameri- can Legion. He was a veteran of World War I, having served with the 78th division in France. Mr. Robinson studied at the Art Institute in Chicago under William Chase and Sorolla. a Spanish painter. His wife, the former Beatrice Montgomery, died in 1947. He is survived by a son. Rich- ard M.. of the home, an employe of the Ohio State Highway De- partment; and a sister, Mrs. Phoebe Rippeth of North Balti- more. Two brothers and one sis- ter are deceased. ea Pagt 2) School Building Ideas Aired By New Phila School Board By ROGER RAMSEY Daily Times Staff Writer Employment of an architect to begin work on implementing a "major" building program for the New Philadelphia school district was discussed by the board of education last night. Also discussed at length at the three and one-half hour ses- sion was Citizen Advisory Coun- cil (CAC) report on effects the rapidly-growing South Side will have on a future building pro- ject. Supt. Dr. Jacob See was in- structed to prepare "prelimin- ary educational specifications" to present to the board for con- sideration and use in contacting prospective architects. "It is my professional said Dr. See, "that we are in need of two new school buildings: one building to house kinder- garten through grade five and one to house grades six through eighv (a middle The superintendent continued, "The present secondary school plant has an enrollment now approaching It is adequate in size and has sufficient fa- cilities for about "If we are to offer the high school pupils a pro- gram comparable to that which they wouid receive in cfdes similar in size and wealth to New Philadelphia I would propose that board consider converting the present organization of the secondary school to a 9-12 organization, building a middle school for the en- tire district and build a K- 5 elementary school for the soifthern part of the dis- trict" Last month, the board com- pleted negotiations with Hilai Holderbaum for the purchase of (Contiuned on 2) Wait And See1 Attitude Taken Here On JVS Issue The New Philadelphia school board representatives will take a "wait-and-see" attitude, until after the Jan. 22 meeting of the county joint vocational school board, on county-wide plans for a JVS. The board also approved teacher hirings, accepted a res- ignation and discussed library needs. Board Member Earl Olm- stead, who has served as chair- man for the JVS since its In- ception, asked for a board ex- pression last night so he and James Pritz, the other Phila board representative, could voice it on the 22nd. The disastrous results of the special JVS election on two tax levies Dec. 28, Olmstead said, probably resolves the issue of joint vocational education in Tuscarawas co "for fee next couple of years." New Philadelphia Board County Deficit Figure Lowered Tuscarawas co's 1968 general fund budget, which last sum- mer showed a projected antici- pated deficit of now shows a deficit of only The anticipated deficit had been based on earlier-estimated revenues for this year, now rais- ed some higher man the earlier figures. County auditor Donald R. Kin- sey has certified the total amount of revenues available this year for allocation through the general fund budget will be well above the ..'.-3 Miss Clayland Pageant Facing Rules Problem A decision by the Sandusky Jaycees, sponsors of the Miss Ohio Pageant, may precipitate some rapid changes in the Miss Clayland Pageant and Clay Week, it was learned today. The Sandusky group has ruled that all Miss Ohio preliminaries must be held before June 1 to be eligible to send candidates to the state pageant. Since Clay Week, including the pageant. will be held June 9-16, this creates complications for the Twin Cities. It was also indicated that the Ciaymont Jaycees chapter must take active leadership in the pageant to keep it eligible. Meetings of the Jaycees and Clay Week committee have been scheduled for tonight to discuss the situation. The Twin City pageant first organized by a Jaycee Chapter in the RiW's and when that chapter was disbanded show was taken over by private Paao 732 anticipated last July. County commissioners kst summer set the budget expen- ditures for 1968 at and a much larger deficit had been anticipated then, before Kinsey tentatively set the re- ceipts estimate. This year's expenditures com- pare with allocated for last year. Revnue estimates at the beginning of last year were hiked from a earlier estimate of Actual general fund receipts for 1967 were Kinsey said this morning. Included in the certification of funds for this year is a balance left at the end of 1967, lower than the balance anticipated earlier. Other fund certifications for 1968 given by Kinsey included: Road and Bridge Fund, 248.207, including a bal- ance at the end of 1967. Expen- ditures this year had been esti- mated earlier at Dog and Kennel Fund, 826, inclluding a balance; Real Estate Assessment Fund, including between 000 and that wiill be bor- rowed to pay off the current re- appraisal program contract and Mentally Retarded School fund including a bal- ance. Receipts this year for the school fund will be reduced miilage rate was cut from .15 to President WUHam Gowaa asked if any thought had been given to a Joint New Fhfla Dovtr vocational ef- fort. Olmstead said there had. mainly in the newspaper, and ius reaction to the proposal was a negative one due mainly to questions of funding. He did, however, suggest that the sys- tem cooperate with Dover in in- stituting a pilot vocational pro- gram, perhaps in data proces- sing. Supt Dr. Jacob See noted that provincialism countywide is too high and the joint voca- tional school concept is too new and too advanced. "It is my professional opin- he said, "mat the county will not be ready for It for five years." Dr. See suggested that New Philadelphif. expand its voca- tional program "on its own" adding "I can't be encouraged on the possibility of a joint effort." It was agreed that efforts would continue to establish new vocational courses. Plans are underway to have a school during 1968-69. Also be- ing investigated is tbe feasibili- ty of a distributive cooperative training home economics course. Dr. See repotted that un- der provisions of House Bill 823 and for insti- tuting it, "we can no longer transport ohafcato by taxi except He added. "This has made ft necessary to souffle our bus routes somewhat in order to transport primary pupils to and from special education classes." The board gave its approval for the superintendent and 
                            

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