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   Times-Bulletin, The (Newspaper) - June 30, 1973, Van Wert, Ohio                               School Meets State Requirements In All But Three Categories OHIO CITY Ohio City-Liberty Elementary School received qualified compliance ratings in six areas of the inspection conducted during the 1972-73 year by the Ohio Department of Education and has been found deficient in three other areas. A report sent by the state depart- ment to the school and to the county board of education indicated weaknesses in the areas of organization and administration, staff personnel and evaluation and research. In the organization and ad- ministration category, the state report noted that "Funds are not budgeted and expended to ensure equally ad- vantageous educational opportunities to all grade levels in the local district in terms of classroom space and class size." It was also stated that in con- sideration of the lengthy tran- sportation time, the six-hour day is excessive for kindergarten pupils. Excessive study hall periods for grades seven and eight were noted, pointing out the need for related, directed study. The report in this area also stated "it is regrettable that the students in grades seven and eight do not have an opportunity for instruction in home economics and industrial arts." The organization and administration report also covered the areas of school philosophy and noted needs for revisions in the handbook of policies. The report cited the "well- maintained noting that it demonstrated efficient custodial service. IN THE AREA OF staff personnel it was noted that class enrollment ranges from 18 to 44 pupils and attention was called to excessive class size in the third, fourth and sixth grades. Special concerns recommended for attention at staff meetings were cited and included: individualizing in- struction, effective planning, development of a balanced in- structional program, use of multi-level reaming materials, creative writing, correlated visual art. pupil research and science experimentation. The state report also stated that "Since the principal of the elementary school is also principal of the high school and superintendent of the local district, it is recommended that a trained elementary assistant be provided in the area of supervision and instruction. curriculum and evaluation. Assistance of this nature is particularly needed for classroom visits directed toward cooperative appraisal of the teaching-learning situation. It is recommended that a format and procedure for this vital function of appraisal, be provided and used." The report praised the library operation at the school and com- mended personnel for the inservice meetings held on the county level. THE FINAL AREA in which the state found Ohio City-Liberty Elementary School deficient was in evaluation and research. The report stated that "It is timely that the in- service study theme for this year has been identified as that of in- dividualization. It is hoped that this will be explored in terms of in- structional prodecures along with deliberation regarding human relations and discipline. "In keeping with the textbook adoption study for mathematics, the major aspect for annual evaluation is the appraisal of the mathematics achievement of pupils." Attention was directed to specified pages of the Minimum Standards for Ohio Elementary Schools, and pointed them out as a helpful resource in carrying out this required study. "It is recommended that planning, procedures, records, and a time frame be established to actively implement these two the report con- cluded. THIS SCHOOL COMPLIED with standards in the other six areas covered in the extensive state in- spection, although suggestions were also included in these areas in the report. In the area of curriculum and in- struction a need was cited for a con- certed effort towards further organizing and differentiating learning activities and materials to meet the variety of represented learning abilities. The report commended the school for the pupil-teacher relationship which was evidenced, noting its ef- fectiveness in developing courteous, responsive, self-directed pupil behavior. They also noted that each classroom contained printed materials corresponding to the grade level, but pointed out that there is a definite need for more multi-level print materials. They also noted a need for greater staff use of test results in terms of diagnosing, prescribing and in- dividualizing instruction. The school also met compliance in the areas of instructional materials and equipment, but the state examiners cited need for science equipment and materials, sets of supplementary readers, updated dictionaries and additional varied art materials. S2.000 has been designated for the purchase of library books for the elementary school along with Title II funds. This is the same amount as is appropriated to the high school. The budget for audiovisual media is for the current year, an increase of SlOp. Various other needs were cited in cataloguing, developing classroom environments, etc. The report commended the school for its elementary library collection housed within the facility, along with library books supplied to each of the learning areas. The library is open for children's use during the afternoon sessions, and is also open during the summer. It was noted that the local public library makes a major con- tribution of book titles annually to both the center and the classrooms. (Please Turn To Page 2) Delphos Girl Among Scouts Ending Tour Of Soviet Russia MOSCOW (AP) The first group of American Girl Scouts known to have visited the Soviet Union boarded their plane here Friday singing "I'm on My Way to Freedom Land." But the 25 girls from Ohio did not mean this to be a disparaging gesture toward the Soviet Union. "We're just looking forward to Coca- Colas." one of the girls said. were very well received by the Russian people, but we were getting terribly tired of their food." said Donna Crace. 17. of Piketon. Ohio. Judy Belt. 15. Delphos. Ohio, com- plained that they had such breakfasts as noodles and liver, wieners and peas, and wieners and soybeans. "But their ice cream was real good." she said. The girls, all from the Columbus area, are members of the Seal of Ohio Girl Scout Council, and spent 2'2 weeks in the Soviet Union visiting such cities as Leningrad. Kiev and Moscow. The trip cost S745 for each girl, and most of them earned the money themselves. Some received financial help from their churches and various Girl Scout troops in Ohio. The girls earned another merit badge Friday when they took up a collection for an old Russian woman whose money was confiscated by Soviet authorities at the Moscow Airport. The woman. Mrs. Ardelianova. 73. of Voroshilovgrad, was leaving the Soviet Union to visit her daughter in The Weather Partly cloudy with little temperature change through Sunday. Lows tonight in the mid to upper 50s. Highs Sunday in the mid to upper 70s. Philadelphia. They had not seen each other for 32 years. According to airport sources. Soviet customs officials confiscated she was carrying because she had forgotten to bring documents to prove she had obtained the money legally. When the Girl Scouts, heard about the woman's plight, they gave her all the money they had left: S12.61. "The Russian people were so friendly to us that we wanted to do a good deed for one of them." said Becky Forman. 16, of Ashville. Ohio, who started the collection. The old woman, dressed in typical Russian peasant garb complete with kerchief covering her gray hair, had a tearful reunion with her daughter, Mrs. Fedor Hiczko. of Philadelphia, at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport THE TIMES-BULLETIN Vol. 35 Saturday, June 30, 1973 Van Wert, Ohio, Zip Code 45891 10 Pages 10 Cents Congress Accepts Nixon Compromise Aug. 15 War Deadline Set WASHINGTON (AP) Congress and President Nixon have reached a compromise agreement to halt all military action in Indochina by Aug. 15. Opponents of bombing in Indochina agreed to the Aug. 15 fund cutoff after assurances the President would sign it. The compromise was incorporated in a billion supplemental appropriation bill sent to the White House Friday night. The bill substitutes for a similar measure vetoed Wednesday by the President because it would have terminated spending immediately for bombing in Cambodia or Laos. The House fell 35 votes short of the two- thirds needed to override the veto. The Senate, by a 63-26 vote, also inserted the Aug. 15 war fund cutoff in a resolution to continue funding all government departments, programs and payrolls beyond the end of the fiscal year at midnight tonight. The continuing resolution was sent to a House-Senate conference, with final action expected today. President Nixon relayed to Republican congressional leaders Friday his w illingness to accept the Aug 15 deadline. The House then dropped its demand for an immediate halt in the bombing of Cambodia and substituting the Aug. 15 cutoff in the supplemental money bill. The vote on final passage was 278- 124. The Senate concurred by a 72-14 vote, clearing the bill for the President's desk. But Senate sentiment on the com- promise already had been tested in a spirited debate on the continuing resolution, adopted 73-16 after the Aug. Gilligan Signs Billion Record Budget COLUMBUS. Ohio (AP) Ohio's record S9.9 billion two-year budget was signed into law Friday by Gov. John Gilligan with the comment it dem- onstrated what can be done "when reasonable men work together." "By and large, this is a good Gilligan said as he signed the spending measure during a brief ceremony attended mostly by aides and newsmen. Gilligan noted it was the first budget since 1967 to be adopted by the July 1 fiscal deadline and "the first since 1965 to contain no new or increased taxes. "The tax relief in it is very sub- stantial." he said. The budget contains S400 million in tax relief, including almost S350 million in the property tax rollback. Gilligan again expressed dis- appointment over cuts the legislature made in the fields of mental health, corrections, the Youth Commission and the environment, but said, "we're not going to quibble about it, we'll-just have to go on with less." The governor noted the budget provides: increase of S230 million in state subsidies for local school districts, bringing to 50 per cent the amount elementary and secondary' school sub- sidies have increased since 1971. increase of S109 million for higher education. totaling S64 million in the areas of mental health and mental retardation, and a boost of S11.5 million for juvenile correction. Color Photos On Licenses Set COLUMBUS. Ohio (AP) The state has rewritten its specifications for the contract to provide driver's licenses with color photos and will seek ven- dors" bids soon. Fred Vierow, deputy Director of the Department of Finance, said issuance of the new licenses should begin Jan. i. Under the new specifications. Vierow said, instant over-the-counter sales of renewed licenses will be provided. This will eliminate previous plans for a central file of the photos for law enforcement purposes. Vierow said a survey of other states indicated less than i per cent of the photos in such files were used annually by police agencies. Objections had been raised to the plan on the grounds it would be an infringement on the privacy of citizens. YMCA IS WINNER Proceeds from a "Winner For Dinner" campaign conducted by the Downtown Association of the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce were donated to the YMCA's building expansion fund. Shown presenting the check to YMCA Executive Secretary Richard Louth, center are Merle Brady, left. Winner For Dinner chairman, and John Maney, right, head of the Downtown Association. The overall YM campaign now stands at 85 per cent of its goal. (Staff photo) YM Campaign Team Seeks To Meet Goal With 88 per cent of their goal already reached, members of the individual teams section of the YMCA expansion drive campaign organization are still working to reach that goal. According to H. Douglas Welker. teams chairman, workers are con- tacting persons not solicited during the May phase of the campaign. "We have given the cards that were left over from the campaign to some of the outstanding workers that were involved in the campaign. We're trying to wrap up individual solicitation within a week to 10 days." Welker explained. He said each one of the workers will have approximately three more calls to make. "Hopefully, this will help us reach our goal." said Welker. Thus far. the teams have collected S131.500 toward their S150.000 goal. The overall campaign goal of S750.000 stands at 85 per cent complete, according to YMCA officials. PC May Cease Operation PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Penn Central Railroad plans to cease operations in October if federal aid for the financially troubled line is not approved by Congress. Trustees for the carrier told a U.S. District Court judge overseeing reorganization of the railroad under federal bankruptcy laws that hundreds of millions of dollars would be required to keep the line running. The Penn Central operates on 20.000 miles of track in 16 states and two Canadian provinces. The trustees told Judge John P. Fullam on Friday that they prefer a plan where the federal government would aid Penn Central and other Northeastern carriers. If quick aid cannot be obtained the trustees said, the court should give them hasty approval to dismantle the railroad. A hearing on the plan begins in Fullam's court Monday. The Senate Commerce Committee has announced that action on legislation to aid railroads could come either in the summer or earlv fall. 15 deadline had been accepted 63-26. The compromise was presented to the Senate by Chairman J.W. Fulbright, D-Ark., with the 15-2 backing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Fulbright said the President had accepted a series of committee in- terpretations of the language: acceptance of the Aug. 15 cutoff should not be interpreted as a recognition of the President's authority to engage U.S. forces in hostilies before Aug. 15. involvement by U.S. forces in Indochina after Aug. 15 would require approval of both houses of Congress would not be used as the basis for escalation of U.S. bombing in Cambodia, or for its resumption anywhere else in Indochina "unless provoked." efforts should be made to minimize casualties and property damage. Some anti-war senators held out to the end. Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield, D-Mont., called the com- promise "a capitulation and ab- dication of the constitutional powers of the Senate." Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., said the compromise gives the President "amnesty for the slaughter of the past and license for slaughter in the future." He said it "will go down in infamy in American history." Sen. Vance Hartke, D-Ind., called it "a compromise with death." Sen. Frank Church, D-Idaho, defended the compromise in an emotional speech as the only way to end "this abominable war." Lima State Procedural Changes Set LIMA. Ohio Mental Health Director Kenneth Gaver, saying his department "will not tolerate any form of patient Friday announced 26 procedural changes at Lima State Hospital. Gaver told newsmen the changes were made after an investigation at the hospital for the criminally insane disclosed what he said were isolated and sporadic cases of patient abuse. He said the department had taken action against five employes involved in patient abuse at the facility during the past year. "We shall continue to investigate all allegations of misconduct." Gaver said. The new procedures include: new unit system of organization to assure continuity of staff-patient relationships. of three ombudsmen for patients. roving security patrols. complete and thorough check of hospital orders to make sure they conform to state department regulations. of the use of the "rubber." a floor polishing device weighing about 70 pounds and which had been used in some cases as punish- ment. rule. of the patient silence for all patients to attend religious services and movies unless their condition precludes such attendance Ehrlichman Says He Can Prove Dean Testimony False Ohio Extended Outlook (Monday through Wednesday) A chance of showers or thun- dershowers daily Monday through Wednesday. Highs in the 80s. Lows in the upper 50s and 60s. WASHINGTON (AP) Former White House aide John D. Ehrlichman says he has evidence to "trip up" the sworn testimony of John Dean III. Ehrlichman said he believes Dean is trying to implicate President Nixon to save himself from criminal prosecution. "The only person who would have been in a position to keep abreast of an investigation and to have taken steps to protect the three or four people, in- cluding himself, who were involved in the inception of this thing, was Dean." Ehrlichman said. The former presidential counsel "was uniquely at the pivot point of the cover-up." said Ehrlichman in the strongest counterattack to dale against Dean. Ehrlichman's statements carne Friday as Dean concluded five days of exhaustive testimony and stood firm on his charge that President Nixon knew the outlines of the coverup as early as last Sept. 15. Dean said Ehrlichman and former White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman shared that knowledge with the President. Ehrlichman said in a CBS television interview he first became aware a cover-up was in progress last March after he had begun an investigation at the request of the President. "Dean will be tripped up by the logs I kept of all meetings." the Christian Science Monitor quoted Ehrlichman as saying. in the television interview Ehrlich- man acknowledged he had respon- sibility for the White House team in- vestigating leaks of national security information. But he claimed he had no advance knowledge that the team planned the 1971 burglary of the office of the psychiatrist of Pentagon papers figure Daniel Ellsberg. Ehrlichman appeared on CBS program "60 Minutes" and was in- terviewed by correspondent Mike Wallace in a session taped Thursday. Dean admitted to Senate questioners that he was heavily involved in the coverup. But he said he was acting on the orders of Haldeman and Ehrlich- man. In his testimonv Dean also disclosed that the White House maintained a list of the President's political enemies and thai pressure was put on him to come up with a plan to harass them through tax audits. investigations and other steps. Dean said Ehrlichman knew of the enemies list. Ehrlichman said. "That's something that was developed totally outside of my sight and hearing Senate testimony established that FBI logs of wiretaps on government employes and newsmen ended up in Ehrlichman's While House safe but he said he never authorized or ordered the wiretapping of newsmen's telephones Today's Editorial The Times-Bulletin comments today on: The Cost For Auto Upkeep Please turn to Page 4 Dean testified repeatedly that he had never been told to investigate the possible involvement of White House aides in the Watergate break-in and had never done so Ehrlichman said in 1he Christian Science Monitor interview that Dean told Nixon. Haldeman and himself that "a very vigorous and intensive investi- gation had not produced any evidence to implicate anyone except the seven men indicted in the break-in In other developments, former Attorney General John Mitchell's attorney said his client definitely has no information implicating the President in the cover-up Dean's claim that President Nixon knew of the coverup caused Sen Hov.ard H Baker. R-Tenn ranking Republican on the Senate committee, to urge the President to find some way to submit a response- under oath. Baker acknowledged any such steps might involve a clash with the doctrine of the separation of powers. A White House spokesman indicated such a move was unhkelv. Special prosecutor Archibald Cox made it known that he has received differing opinions from his staff on nether Nixon or any president could be subpoenaed before a grand jury to testify or indicted and tried. Sen Lowell P. Weicker Jr.. R-Conn.. a member of the Watergate com- (Please Turn To Page 21 LAFF A DAY "Vvc betn getting some complaints on the chicken cacciatore." NEWSPAPER!   

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