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   Portsmouth Times (Newspaper) - October 7, 1970, Portsmouth, Ohio                                Cloudy Ohio Valley: cloudy ami warm wun a cliance o[ showers Thursday. High in Iho mid 80s. Low lorjcht In 1ho low 60s. Warm and cl.ance ol showers Friday. Official observer's temperature re- port: Today II a.m. 65, today's mini- mum 51, yesterday's maximum 81. Year ago: Maximum 75, minimum For 118 Years A Dependa ble Portsmouth Institution Home Edition Covering Southern Ohio And Northern Kentucky VOLUME 119, No. 171 PHONE: 353-3101 PORTSMOUTH, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7. 1970 Two Sections 28 PAGES Sectioo 60c By PAUL NELSON Times Staff Writer The Portsmouth city school system is expected to suffer a loss of in funds avail- able for current operating ex- penses during calendar 1971. Tlie financial bombshell was delivered by school board presi- dent Richard Eisnaugle to ap- proximately 180 teachers and other interested persons who packed the Portsmouth High School cafeteria Tuesday night. In view of the implications of the financial difficulties the board contends the school dis- trict will face in 1971, the fol- Brine Brown, fifl, of Carey's Run became Scioto County's 16th traffic fatality of the year after he was struck by a car at p.m. Tuesday on Route 52, six-tenths of a mile cast of Route 239. Patrolmen of the Portsmouth post of the Ohio Highway Pa- trol said Brown walked from the north side of the highway to !he centerline, hesitated and then walked soutli into the path of an easlbound car driven by 1970 Traffic Deaths Killed In Portsmouth 1 Killed In New Boston 11 Killed In County 16 Toli For Year Keep AJert Stay Alive Juaniia E. Elliott, 39. of 1032 21st St. Patrolmen said Brown rolled into the left side of a pick-up tnick parked on the south side of the highway in which George W. Gray, 21, of Portsmouth Rt. 5 was sitting. A Roger W. Davis Funeral Home ambulance brought Brown to Scioto Memorial Hos- pital at p.m., but he died 15 minutes later of multiple in- juries. Four persons were charged In five other accidents investi- gaicci by area police Tuesday. George Williams, 54. of Min- ford Rt. 2 complained of in- jury but was not treated after his auto struck and killed a cow owned by J. V. Van Meier of Piketon Rt. 1 at p.m. on Route Z'i, 5.9 miles north oi the Scioto County line, pa- lowing decisions have been made: The board will retain the 000 received from the distribu- tion of additional state school foundation funds authorized by House Bill 1023 to partially off- set the anticipated reduction in operating funds. The' board will use proceeds of the 5 mill additional levy, if it is approved by the voters in November, to make up the balance of the estimated reduc- tion in operating funds, Afler the reduction in the county budget commission's certificate for 1971 (compared with 1970) has been offset, the balance of the proceeds from the 5 mill levy are to be used to offset the inflationary in- creases in prices of fuel and many other supplies and ex- penses and also to assist school personnel in meeting the same inflationary increases in their living expenses. In a prepared statement, Eis- riaugle listed the following reasons for the anticipated re- duction in funds: The decline in the tax duplicate from 430 in 1969 to in 1970 will result in less income lo the schools from property taxes in 1971. State support is expected to be less due to a decrease in enrollment (362 students this year) which is based upon parti- ally reimbursable units of 30 students for each classroom This loss is expected to be near- ly A third reason given by the board is that there was a short- er beginning balance of for operational purposes in 1971. The statement also noted that while less money is anticipated, nosts have increased in many areas, such as supplies, capital expenditure items and texbooks a standard of 6 per cent increase each year. Coal bills are expected lo double this winter because of new mining regulations. Eisnaugle said the total pic- ture was evident at the time the renewal of 19.54 mills and the additional 5 mill levy were placed on the November ballot. He added that it also was not evident at the time the nego- tiations committee was meet- ing with the Portsmouth City Teachers Association relative to a bonus or supplementary sal- ary. "This situation has only be- come evident in the last several weeks due to legisative and financial procedures the schools in Ohio find themselves bound to in determining their financial position from year to lhe board president said. Officers of the PCTA were at the meeting and they immedi- ately took issue with the board's decision to retain the trolmen said. William Newman. Pay negotiations between the of board and the PCTA are at a Wheeiersburg was'charged with I standstill and revolve around failure lo yield the right of a supplemental pay bid the teachers are seeking for the By JAMES R. POLK WASHINGTON (AP) The government says an aging air- mer on its first passenger flight after coming out mothballs may have been pounds ov- erweight when it crashed in (he Rocky Mountains killing 30 par- sons on a Wichita State Univer- sity football trip. A second rented plane used to fly the ill-starred football team was slapped with an emergency grounding Tuesday after the Federal Aviation Administra- tion said it found 16 mainte- nance defects. The twin-engine aircraft that smashed into a mountainside en HIGH PERCH. Charles Clark of South Shore, a steeplejack painter, put a bright touch on a Scioto County Courthouse flag- pole Tuesday as Times photographer Billy Graham got him in focus from street level. Clark, who has been living in the area several months, came to South Shore from Rushville, Ind. By MIKE DRAKE Times Staff Writer A public hearing concerning the feasibility of one-way streets was the highlight of Tuesdav night's regular meeting of Uew Boston City Council. Jesse Newberry, Councilman at Large, told Council a recent survey of the residents of Pine. Spruce, Cedar, Oak, Maple and York Sis. showed an over- whelming majority wanted their streets one-way. Newberry add- ed rrost of the people wanted traffic to run toward the west. Ali-eri Bush, 4th Ward Coun- cilman, said Council suggested making Pine Si. eastbound. Spruce St. westbound and alter- nate the remaining streets through York St. Richard McAlister, 3751 Stan- ton Ave., suggested Council in- clude Stanton Ave. and Grace Sts. as one-way streets because of the dense population of chil- dren in the area. B u s h suggested to Council that Harrisonville Ave. be ex- cluded from consideration be- cause it is a state highway and Lakeview Ave. because fire trucks would have trouble get- ting in and out. of side streets if it were one-way. Paul Warren, owner of War- ren Funeral Horn? il04 Har- risonville Ave., said the streets in the area of his business should ce left as is. "Don't worry about the peo- ple in the outlying he told Council. "Worry about the taxpayers who live on these streets.' If change is necessary, War- ren suggested making Cedar St. westbound instead of east- bound because retaining walls obscure vision onto Lakevieu, Ave. Ralph Darling, 4258 Oak St., told Council he spoke for the residents of his street in back- ing the move to one-way traffic. "I fee! with the heavy traffic on the street, it must be one he said. ''I don't, care which way." In other action, Council ac copied the resignation of Gordor Carpenter as 3rd Ward Council- man effective Oct. 15 because he is leaving the city. The legis- lators received an application for appointment to the position from Archie Swearingen, 513 Harrisonville Ave. Council also enacted six pieces of legislation including two re- solutions approving the Garden Plaza Urban Renewal Project route to a Utah State game last Friday was making its maiden trip with the football team after having been parked in storage in Las Vegas, Nev., for three years, its owner said. The same plane veered off a runway and bent a propeller when a landing gear collapsed as it tried to take off from Okla- homa City to pick up the Wichi- ta State team for a flight to West Texas State the previous weekend, the FAA said. FAA spokesman James R. Greenwood said preliminary fig- ures showed the plane weighed an estimated pounds upon ils takeoff to climb the lowering Rockies after a refueling stop in Denver Friday. The maximum takeoff weight listed in specifi- cations for the Martin 404 plane is pounds. A spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, which is spearheading the probe, said the plane may have flown into a blind canyon, been unable to escape, and crashed into a rtdge at the foot of the Continental Divide, where a wall of mountains rises abrupt- ly. In a Denver hospital, co-pilot Ronald Skipper said the plane was flying a scenic sight-seeing route through the mountains. but declined to discuss the de- tails of the crash. Secretary of Transportation John A. Volpe said the Justice Department may be asked into the investigation. "The evidence we have to date suggests there may have been some Volpe said, but he refused to elabo- rate. The FAA confirmed that one of its officials had cautioned Wichita State nearly two months ago that the small air firm, Golden Eagle Aviation, had no license to fly a passen- (Turn to PLANE, Page 16) _ UlU LliLIULCllJJU iHJ .TCI. and saying the project conforms At that time hc announced an- lo the general plan of the city. jotjlcr 150 000 mcn woultl hc The resolutions are to comply I hrought homc from Vietnam by WASHINGTON (AP) _ Presi- dent Nixon will make what he terms a major statement on Southeast Asia tonight in a speech dovetailing with a new U.S. proposal to be offered at the Vietnam peace talks Thurs (lay. Nixon set elaborate plans to brief key congressmen, the Cab- inet and diplomats ahead of his scheduled !5-minute address to be carried live on radio and television. The broadcast will be at 9 p.m. EDT. But (he White House re- mained mum on what new offer negotiator David K. E. Bruce will lay on the bargaining table at Thursday's weekly meeting in Paris wiih North Vietnamese and Viet Cone cnvovs. e n -...._ There was SDOciihtion of the Van Allen radiation bet (background) Dr. Thomas Gold of Cornell, ineie was speculation ivxor, 6eth Waller Mondale, D-Minn. (UPI Telohoto might propose a cease-fire, or a! Geneva-type multination confer-! cnce on Southeast Asia, or spe-l cial talks on prisoners of war or; a combination of various items aimed at breaking the lengthen- ing deadlock at Paris. There was talk, too, that Nix-j on might unveil a speedup in U.S. troop withdrawals beyond the timetable he set last April. _ CURTAILMENT of human space, voyages after the current. Appollo scries was urged Tuesday by three senators and two prominent space scientists. The men said anything man can do in space instruments can do better with less risk and a: far less cost. Urging a new turn in the program were (left to right) Sen. William Proxmire, D-iVis.. Sen. Clifford Case, R-N.J. Dr. James Van WASHINGTON (AP) Three'joined in their request by two, at ions bill containin" an' senators are renewing a space scientists: Dr.; budget indicate the space pro- lo curb billion-dollar! James Van Allen, discoverer of'grain should be curtailed with federal regulations. Council enacted an authorizing the payment of ap- proximately for moving expenses and relocation pay- ments to about 15 families dis- (Turn to Page 16, Column 4) jnext May, including Oct. 15. space spending by reorienting; the Van Allen radiation in comments for ?a I' nnCnnV ,1 Tl, -f: J U J II I JCIll ci 11 way after his auto struck a car driven by Shirley Lewis, 33, of Wheclersburg at 5 p.m. on Spring St. in Wheelersburg, patrolmen said. Patrolmen said Mark Lock- hart, 20, of Wheelersburg Rt. 1 was charged with failure to drive in a single lane after his auto struck a rock and a car driven by Robert Edwards, 36, of Newtonsville at a.m. the Lucasville-Minford Rd., miles easl of Route 23. Vern Fearis, 67, of 1727 Sixth S'. was charged with drunken driving and failure to drive in a single lane after a four-vehicle accident at p.m. in the 3600 block of Sixth St. Police said an auto driven by Fearis struck a parked car owned by Carrie Lewis. Sixth St., forcing the Lewis auio into the rear of a car owned by Al- berta Billian, 1617 Sixth St., which was forced into the rear of a truck owned by E. L. Cooper, 2715 Scioto Trail. Pearl Ramsey, 72, of 3106 Gallifi St. was" charged with failure to stop within an as- sured dear distance after her auto struck the rear of a car driven by Patricia Waller, 18, of 1829 Robinson Ave., police said. Miss Ramsey complain- ed of injury. ___________ Inside The Times Around Portsmouth Comics Death Notices Editorial Page Horoscope Markets Sports Television and Radio Women's News Page 4 1970-71 school year. John Hendricks, PCTA presi- dent, said he thought the board had failed to consider the teach- ers, adding "We are distressed (Turn to Page 16, Column 1) Mrs. Bussa Quits City School Post Mrs. Mildred Bussa, elected io the Portsmouth city school board last November, has re- signed. Board president Richard Eis- naugle read her letter of resig- nation during a special board meeting Tuesday night in Ports- mouth High School cafeteria. In her letter, Mrs. Bussa said she regretted that she could not sorve her full term, but said "personal problems" made the action necessary. She did not at- tend the board meeting. Mrs. Bussa campaigned prior to the election to retain East High School after it was made public that the board intended to merge both city high schools. She also has been a member of the school board's negotiating team that had been meeting for several months with the Ports- mouth City Teachers negotiat- ing corrimittee. -_s program toward Dr. Thomas Gold, head conference, Mondale said manned flights. j President own moncv requcstcd for o monnv The administration has been; They proposed eliminating the' science panel, a part of the! Q o is onl in xpected to make a move on lhe, now requested by. White House Science Advisory i a ccw" "which VmvpJin'n ietnam peace front before next; the Nixon administration for dc- Committee. j lllv hm- n L onth's elections. Nixon, how- velopmfint of a space shuttle The senators. Walter F. MOIK Y, Vietnam month's elections. Nixon, how- velopmfint of a space shuttle The senators. Walter F. MOI told newsmen Tuesday by the National Aeronau-'daie, D-Minn.. Clifford Case, R-i WASHINGTON (AP) In a. Willam Muster, manager of switch of signals, a drive has Greenlines Inc., said the firm started in Congress for passage' would have to consider giving of a subsidy bill to help build ihe boat away, selling it or a new sternwheeler to replace spending a huge amount to the riverboat Delta Queen. make it an ultra-expensive plea This step was disclosed Tues- sure cruiser for 49 people. day in the House with the junk- Muster said in any case, the ing of exempting the vessel from company must go to the stock a 1968 safety-at-saw law. i holders to decide what is to be House-Senate conferees ear- done. Normally, the boat goes Her had stripped this provision :in'o rirydock in November for ever, _ _............_w..........______ "We do not consider this to be a i {jcVand' Space" Admini'stration'N.y.i and" William Proxmire! D- propaganda gimmick. We The money is part of'Wis.. said Ihe recent success of not saying it simply for the NASA'S budget, request for fis-'the Soviet Union's Lima un- rocord. "Thc statement is one Thai has been prepared only after very thorough consideration ot all "lhe issues that, are involved in our negoliating .Nixon said. Thc President arranged ir brief the Cabinet at 5 p.m. and legislative leaders oi both par- tics an hour ialer. M o n d a I e said, "the shuttle and station from a compromise g at a cost of about bill. The House approved package intact 343-1, and sent Muster said a proposal to oper- it to the Senate. ale with ;l r j nm 1o- nrs landing- By JACK HALL Times Staff Writer manned moon mission and the_ and S100 billion. tic said Soviet anri American space experts agree unmanned flights arc far cheaper. "Thc President apparently be- thai. Slid million for a i space shuttle station is more important, than providing in- creased fund-; for urban renow- ai, for a clean environment and i for improved veterans care." j trihutions and fought Mondale charged. ;thn investment bill which allows i _______________ Robin T. Turner, Republican treasurer to make the kind: -arididatc for treasurer "f loans which were made relieves security of the taxpay-i throuRh their firm, Turner car crs dollar is the top priority the treasurer He said when me investment; rner says he will formalize! bill which allows the stale to a heifer investment policy to; mak( which flow- I'oans without collateral) was etoDcr jets S5b State vs I 
                            

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