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   Times Recorder, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1976, Zanesville, Ohio                               The Times Recorder 112th Year Vol. 329 Your "Good Morning" Newspaper Zanesville, Ohio 43701 Wednesday, November 20 Pages 20 Cents City Parking Needs Cited Under FDA Proposal I "1 j. M-m M. Season Labeling May h Here Warn Of Fluorocarbon Revise 2 Street Project Proposals By JOHN RAY TR Staff Reporter Thanksgiving is a major holiday, a thoroughly American one, with roots deep in the national consciousness. The fact it occurs on the leading edge of the Christmas season does nothing to detract' from it but seems instead to enhance ita sanctity. It's a family holiday, for warm get-togethers, morning rabbit hunts on the old homestead, too-large dinners, warm fireplaces and nationally televised football games in the afternoon and evening. It is not to be taken lightly, so business and commerce close down almost completely, with only the most essential operations continuing. Schools, banks and financial institutions, city, county, state and national offices will all be closed. No mail delivery will be made and no window service available. Automatic stamp vending machine service will be 'provided at Mclntire Post Office. Normal Lock box service will be provided at Mclntire office and at Midtown station and South Zanesville branches. 9 a.m. to 4. p.m. Special delivery service will be provided and city-wide holiday collection made. There will be business-as- usual most places Friday. WASHINGTON The government Tuesday took its second step within 24 hours to phase out fluorocarbon aero- sols, this time by.announcing an interim requirement that your spray antiperspirant or perfume be labeled as hazard- ous to earth. In what surely ranks as the most unique health warning ever demanded of consumer products, that can of Right Guard and virtually all other aerosol items in the cosmetic and personal care market would have to carry this leg- end: "WARNING: Contains a chlo- rofluorocarbon that may harm the public health and environ- ment by reducing ozone in the upper atmosphere." The rule, not yet final, was announced by the Food and Drug Administration, which claims regulatory jurisdiction over 80 per cent of the aerosol products that now contain fluor- ocarbons, the ,pressurized gases that act as the spray propellants. More than a billion cans of such items are sold every year. On Monday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission an- nounced it has begun proceed- ings to flatly ban fluorocarbons in all other aerosols not .con- trolled by FDA, principally household cleaners. And both agencies, meanwhile, are worjk- ing with the Protection Agency on a ban, probably several months away, of all fluorocarbon aerosols, FDA Commissioner Alexan- der M. Schmidt said Tuesday that the interim warning re- quirement of the personal care products "is to encourage self- restraint by consumers in pur- chasing aerosol products con- taining chlorofluorocarbons and to encourage them to seek alternative products. "Our goal is to reduce con- sumer use by voluntary ac- tion until such aerosols are phased out by mandatory regu- lation, he said. Fluorocarbons, commonly known as a trade name of principal manufac- turer E. I. du Pont de Nemours are thought by many sci- entists to break down the ozone in the upper atmosphere, a lay; er that protects the earth from ultraviolet radiation. Such radi- ation can cause skin cancer, and some suspect it may also be harmful to the photosyn- thesis necessary -for plant life. Though fluorocarbons are much heavier than air, they nonetheless mix with it and, over a period of years, can be carried into the stratosphere and the ozone layer presum- ably by the so-called vertical storms around the equator. It is generally accepted that the United States, because of its wealth and bent for con- venience items, releases at least half of the entire amount- of fluorocarbons that escape into the atmosphere around the world. Swine Flu Program Promotion Unveiled NEW YORK (AP) The head of the swine flu vaccina- tion program unveiled a nation-' wide advertising campaign Tuesday and said he hoped news of a Missouri man getting the flu "will have a positive ef- fect" on the program. There were some indications of a renewed interest in getting the flu shots following the Mis- souri case, buf most health offi- cials questioned in a nationwide check said it was too early to Threat Trails Hearst SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A threatened to set off a-bomb in: the Mark Hopkins Hotel while convicted bank robber Patricia Hearst was in the Top of the Mark bar, a hotel official said Tuesday. The anonymous caller, a man, was quoted as saying "We are the SLA" in an account of the incident in the Hearst- owned San Francisco Examiner. In obtaining Miss Hearst's re- lease from prison-on bail last Friday, her attorneys argued that she was in danger because of'her testimony about Sym- bionese Liberation Army activi- ties during her time as a fugi- tive in the company of SLA members. '.'Threats have been re- said Sandor Stangl, general across the street from the Nob Hill apartment where Miss Hearst is living with her fami- ly. Stangl declined to elaborate, citing an agreement with secur- ity guards hired by the Hearst family. The FBI said it knew nothing about the threats but was look- ing into the matter. Miss Hearst and her attor- ney, Al Johnson, were escorted .out of .the hotel by security guards Monday night after the anonymous caller told a switch- board operator: "You better get Patty Hearst out of the building. You have five min- utes." No bomb was found, police said. News Digest Israel Warns Off Syrians JERUSALEM (AP) Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin said Tuesday the presence of, Syrian troops in most of Leba- non has improved Israel's strategic stance, but Israel will oppose any move- ment of Syrian forces into southern Lebanon. As Israeli tanks patrolled the Lebanese frontier, Syrian forces were reported staying well north of the so-called "red line" believed designated by Is- rael as the, southernmost ad- vance it would tolerate. Repeating earlier warnings, Rabin said, "Israel will not be reconciled to the presence of the Syrian army in southern Lebanon." He added Israel also opposed'any presence of Arab terrorists in the sensitive bor- der zone. "What steps to take and when is Israel's business, and we will decide according to our own Rabin said. Miss Hearst, free on a total of --an appeal of her bank robbery conviction, had walked to the hotel with Johnson and security guards from- the Hearst family" apartment Earlier Monday night, she had dinner at the apartment with Janey Jiminez, the former federal marshal who guarded her during her trial, the Examiner said. The group was upstairs in the Top of the Mark bar when the first call was taken by operator Elsa Maldonado. She told police the man said, "We're going to get Patty Hearst, and we're going to start with you. We're the SLA." About five minutes later, the man called the hotel again and asked, "Are you ready for "For the operator asked. "For the bomb." The man called at least one more time during the night, po- lice were told. Miss Hearst, 22, kidnaped by the SLA on Feb. 4, 1974, was convicted last March 20 of join: ing her captors in armed bank robbery and was later -sen- tenced to seven years in prison. The Hearst family posted million bond in San Francisco for her release from federal "custody. The bail in Los Angeles, where Miss Hearst faces trial on state charges, was cut to on Monday at- the Hearsts' re- quest. tell if the case would have any effect. Urging Americans to "get a shot of protection and get the swine flu shot Dr. W. De- lano Meriwether, director of the National Influenza Immuni- zation Program, said the first reported case of the new flu season did not mean it's too late- to get the shot. An official of the ad cam- paign said the "shot of protec- tion" slogan replaced a planned slogan dropped after three el- derly persons died in Pennsyl- vania after getting the shots, though their deaths "were not attributed to the vaccine. The earlier wording was: "Get it before it gets you." The case in Missouri the first since an outbreak of flu nine months ago at Ft. Dix, N.J. was confirmed by health officials on Monday Missouri officials said a 32- year-old telephone lineman, whom they didn't name, had gotten the disease but recov- ered from it. The man had not had a swine flu shot prior to the disease, officials said, but he got one later before his illness was confirmed as swine flu. The Missouri officials said blood tests given around Cpn- cordia, Mo., where the swine flu sufferer lived, showed no spread of the disease. They said they requested 1.2 million extra doses of vaccine to meet any increased demand for inoculation in the state. A flurry of phone calls about shots was reported in at least one nearby area. The major reaction nationally to reports of the disease also seemed to be an increase in the number of i telephone inquiries about shots, health officials said. More phone calls were reported in Boston and Vermont, and a slight increase in people reporting for shots was noted in Mississippi and in an area of Connecticut. Officials in other states re- ported no discernible increase or said it was too early to judge the effect of the Missouri case. Safety Employes 'Off Sick' LORAIN, Ohio (AP) All but 35 of Lorain's about 200 firemen and policemen report- ed they were too sick to work Tuesday as a wage protest spread, forcing shutdown of three of the city's five fire sta- tions. Two crews of 10 police offi- cers each were working 12-hour shifts, Police Chief John Mailnovsky reported, saying he didn't expect any others to show up. And Fire Chief James Kallas said a telephone check showed that the 15 fire officials he had on duty Tuesday morning were all who would report for work. They were willing to remain on duty indefinitely, he added. The flu reports began early Tuesday in the wake of a City Council Finance Committee move to reopen wage negotia- tions. Safety forces already had accepted the package but the council had yet to act on it. Study Cites Tax Handling Ideal Gasoline Controls May Lift er grades might show slight price decreases since they would no longer have to carry the extra cost of the unleaded grade. The agency said it will hold public hearings On the proposal Dec. 14-15 in Washington and six other cities: Atlanta, Chi- cago, Dallas, Denver, New York; and San Francisco. The Federal Energy Administration proposed Tuesday to end gasoline price controls, but said the move would not cause any over-all increase in prices at the pump. But the FEA'said the remov- al of controls could allow some shifting of prices unleaded gasoline might increase about two cents pW gallon, while oth- United Phone Rates To Rise COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) application in June of 1975. It The Public Utilities Commis- was reached by a stipulation of sion of. Ohio granted a the parties involved in the case million rate increase Tuesday and signed by all three public to United Telephone Co., a 'utilities commissioners. Mansfield-based company serving Ohioans. The approved rate amounted to 94 per cent of the company's The new rate of return on in- vestments is 8.29 per cent, Com- pared to the presented 6 3 per cent rate for United, a spokesman said. DAYTON, Ohio" (AP) A study of federal, state and local spending in Montgomery Coun- ty, Ohio was unveiled Tuesday hailed by officials as a national model for the way money is spent. The study, which took three years to complete, traced every tax dollar spent in the county for 1973. It was conducted jointly by Community Research Associ- ates Inc., of St. Paul, Minn, and the Miami Valley Regional Planning Association. "No such study has been done before or if it has it has been it has been well-concealed or not said Gene Russell, on the staff of the Na- tional Conference of Mayors. "It puts information in such a way that you can understand. I think it holds national signifi- cance because of that." What the study shows is that billion was invested in lo- cal, community and national problems in Montgomery Coun- ty in 1973. That amount was over three times the mil- lion that local planners had es- timated it would be. i The study showed that about 70 per cent of that billion was spent without any elected official ever voting to approve T or disapprove of its dispersal. About 70 per cent of that total figure came from federal sources, and two-thirds was for what the study called "national mainly defense. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is located in Montgomery County. million was di- rected at community problems, and direct subsidies to people- such as veterans benefits and welfare for 45 per cent of all of money spent on local problems. Almost 17 cents of every dol- lar went to administrative over- head, the study showed. "We'd been looking for a place to do this for about 10 said Donald B. Glabe, director Community Re- search Associates. "Dayton was ideal for several reasons including the fact that it has a reputation for being almost ideally Glabe said that he felt the impact of money expenditures could only be analyzed by look- ing at them on a local level where thty all come together "Unless some kind of tool is available that gives us a com- prehensive picture for making rational judgements then ev- erything gets decided on emo- tion." T ByDAVECLAYPOOL TR Night City Editor CONTROVERSY OVER expansion of downtown parking arose during Tuesday's meeting of Downtown Beautification committee as discussion continued on im- provement priorities. Several in the committee, which was formed earlier this year to carry out a downtown improvement program over the remainder of the city's five- year federal Community Development Block Grant program, urged early action to create additional public parking. Expenditures for parking are- currently targeted for fiscal 1978 on the preliminary program prepared by con- sultant Al Zelina of Planning Resources. In its last meeting, the committee voted to recom- mend beginning the first two downtown improvement projects: Enhancement of Main st. from Fourth to Fifth sts.; and enhancement of Market st. be- tween Fourth and Sixth sts. The total cost of the two projects is estimated at of the allocated .for fiscal year 1976. WHILE NOT OPPOSED to carrying out such projects, several merchants on the committee felt ihe time required for selecting and acquiring land for parking sites would be shorter than originally estimated. A committee was formed Tuesday to investigate the possibility of resetting priorities to provide for parking expenditures in fiscal 1977. Zelina said he has looked into the possibility of constructing a two-story parking garage downtown and had located a couple of -potential-sites- PUBLIC WORKS DIREC- TOR James Glover told the committee of recommended modifications in the two street enhancement projects. Both projects call for flaring out curbs at intersections to allow landscaping. Glover "cited several problems with such extensions: catch basins would have to be relocated, costing, approximately for each corner. curbs would pose turn problems for fire depart- ment's ladder truck. extensions would eliminate needed turning lanes. extended curbs would cause cleaning problems, since they would have areas inac- cessible to city street sweepers. IT WAS FINALLY agreed to extend curbs only on Fifth st. at Main St., since it was felt those extensions would cause little difficulty on a two-lane one-way street. The curbs will not ex- tend into Main st. Beautification committee gave Glover and Zelina authority to develop a final street enhancement plan for the two projects. Community Development Director John Ray reported on prospects for acquiring the parking lot at Fifth and Main sts., now owned by Mutual Federal Savings and Loan, for a proposed small park. He said Mutual Federal officials indicated they are willing to dedicate the land since they plan to move to a new location on the block. HOWEVER, THE PLAN- NED move bv Mutual Federal is contingent upon acquiring the building immediately east of the parking lot on Main st. which is owned by John Graham. Any move would be two to three years from now, Mutual officials indicate. Ray also commented he had been talking with officials of Index Sports Pages B Women's Weather FORECAST Partly cloudy through Thursday. High today around 40 degrees. Low tonight in the upper 20s. Near 50 degrees high expected Thurs- day. (Details on 1-B) Chuckles When three women are at a party talking, that's con- versation. When one of them leaves, that's gossip. Montgomery Ward, J.C. Penney's and Sears about plans for their local-stores. Ray said Montgomery Ward will vacate its present store and prospects for a future large facility in Zanesville are doubtful. However, he said the other two firms want to stay downtown. A COMMITTEE WAS formed to contact merchants along Main st. about suggested im- provements to facades of stores. Next committee meeting is set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Chamber of Commerce. Networks Probe Sought WASHINGTON The Justice Department on Tuesday urged the Federal Communications Commission. to investigate whether the three major television networks dominate programming decisions of their affiliated stations. The department said such an investigation also should exam- ine whether the networks should be forced to sell some or all of the stations they own and operate. The department views were outlined in a brief filed with the FCC by Asst. Atty. Gen. Donald I. Baker, head of the antitrust division, and other division at- torneys. The department submitted the proposal in connection with the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company's petition to the FCC for an investigation of network practices. .Westinghouse. which owns several TV stations, operates the "Group W" network. "The Department of Justice agrees that the great economic power possessed by national television networks may have substantially eroded the ability of affiliated licensees to ex- ercise genuine independence in making programing Baker wrote. The department supports the Westinghouse request for "a broad investigation into net- work structure, power and affil- iate relationships with a view to identifying problems" that could be solved with new FCC rules, the department said. ABC and CBS filed petitions calling on the FCC to reject the Westinghouse'request for an in- quiry. ABC said "the decision to broadcast a network program, instead of a recorded or local program, is made by the sta- tion, not the network." It added that any suggestion that ABC-TV "has enjoyed, or is enjoying, excessive profits is wholly spacious John A. Schneider, president of the CBS broadcast group, is- sued a statement Tuesday say- ing: "Just as we have maintained that the Westinghouse petition is based on allegations that are totally without merit, we re- gard the position of the Justice Department as equally without merit." A spokesman for NBC said in New York: "The commission completed the latest of its" many inquiries into networking in 1975 when its prime time ac- cess rule became final. .This followed years of hearings with comments from represen- tatives of every sector of the television industry and the public. "Less than a year later, Westinghouse seeks still anoth- er inquiry, now urging the com- mission essentially to limit net- work news and regulate the economics of station oper- the spokesman said. Mexico's Leaders Seek Unity MEXICO CITY (AP) Mexi- co's president and future presi- dent called for national unity Tuesday to get the country through its economic crisis. At the same time, land- owners started an antigov- ernment strike. President Luis Echeverria said the rumors of a coup and further devaluations of the peso must stop "for the good of adding that they are undermining the country's mor- al and political structure. President-elect Jose Lopez Portillo, who is scheduled to succeed Echeverria on Dec. 1, issued a statement calling for "calm and tranquilitv." President-elect Jimmy Carter points to a reporter as he was fielding Questions at a Capitol Hill news conference'Tuesday. Carter Jobs, Faster Growth WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident-elect Jimmy Carter said Tuesday it is his goal to reduce unemployment by 1.5 per cent "and perhaps more" in his ad- ministration's first year. He said he also set a goal of boosting the nation's rate of economic growth to 6 per cent in the 'first year of the Carter Carter told a news con- ference at the Capitol that Chairman Arthur Burns of the Federal Reserve Board told him at a meeting Monday that both goals strike him as "reasonable." The jobless rate now stands at 7.9 per cent and the growth rate in the fall quarter was 3.8 per cent just below the level considered necessary to whittle down unemployment. Carter pledged to take effec- tive steps to rebuild a spirit of co-operation and good feeling between the White House and Congress. He said jobs will be a major focus of the first monfhs of his administration and that he ex- pects before his Jan, 20 -in- auguration to have worked out with the Congress the outline of major unemployment reduc- tion legislation. In general, Democats said they were pleased with Carter's attitude. Republicans said they were ready to be partners and would support Carter when they think he is right and op- pose him when they think he is wrong. Carter made his comments at the .half-way point in a fast- paced day of conferences with the Democratic and Republican leaders of Congress. On Monday he had met with President Ford and top officials of the Ford ad- ministration. Meanwhile, at the White House, President Ford worked on the federal budget for the fiscal year 1978. The budget Tri-Valley Recount Set Today Muskingum County Board of Elections will conduct a recount today in seven precincts of Tri-Valley School District on the operating levy approved Nov. 2. The recount 'was requested by Donald Hindel of Frazeysburg Rt. l, Jackson Township, representing a group of persons against the levy, board officials aaid. The recount will be con- ducted for Adamsville, Licking North and South, Muskingum A and B, Jefferson Township and Dresden C precincts beginning at 1 p.m. The count should be completed sometime this af- ternoon. The four-mill additional levy was approved by a margin of 23 votes or If the levy had been approved by one less vote, opponents could have had a free recount conducted, officials said. Since the margin was more than .5 of a per cent of votes cast on the issue, a recount costs the opponents per precinct. must be submitted to Congress in January. During his Washington visit Tuesday, Carter: to consult closely with the appropriate members of Congress on all major legis- lation. the Senate For- eign Relations Committee to consult in -advance on-major foreign policy initiatives when they reach the stage of negotia- tion. that pledge by giving each member of the committee his private tele- phone number in Plains, Ga., and promising to come to the phone when they call. he is looking for a secretary of agriculture with on-the-farm experience who comes from the Midwest, the nation's largest agricultural area. Carter said that while his Carter Puts 133 On Staff WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident-elect Jimmy Carter named 133 persons to his Wash- ington transition staff on Tues- day, including key campaign aides and young governmental- affairs specialists. Forty of those named will be responsible for liaison with the various federal departments and agencies. The transition of- fice said the list of liaison offi- cers was delivered to the White House on Monday evening and those named will worlc with Ford officials previously named by the White House. The Carter liaison staffers will brief the president-elect and his appointees on the activ- ities of the various agencies, the announcement said. Jack H. Watson Jr., 38, a na- tive of El Paso, Tex., now living in Atlanta, Ga., already had been named transition coor- dinator and will remain in that although his authority appears to have diminished somewhat since the election. Hamilton Jordan, 33, Car-' ter's campaign manager, will head what is called the per- sonnel advisory group, a staff made up of the President- elect's top political aides from the campaign. In addition to his own staff of nine, Jordan will oversee the Talent Inventory Program (TIP) directed by Matthew B. Coffey. TIP, the largest single group within the 'transition staff, is charged with present- ing Carter with candidates for top government jobs Mary Finch Hoyt, 52, who served as Mrs. Carter's press secretary during the campaign, will remain in that job through the transition. Madeline Mac- Bean, 37, was named Mrs. Car- ter's transition director. Larry Bailey, 35, who is on leave from his job as assistant director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, was named Wat- son's assistant. And Dr. Peter G. Bourne, 38, a psychiatrist and author who ran Carter's Washington campaign head- quarters, was put in charge of special projects. I SPAPFRl process of picking his Cabinet will be slower than in past new administrations, he hopes -to send "informal" nominations to the Congress before his 'in- auguration to give the Senates head start in the confirmation process. He said that he make no major appointments the next-three weeks or so, -but reported his selection process is well advanced. Ohio's Recount Monday COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) A recount of President-elect Jim- my Carter's victory over President Ford in Ohio will begin next Monday, Secre- tary of State Ted W. Brown said Tuesday. Brown ordered the recount after certifying a final canvass that showed Carter winning by 0.23 of one per cent of the vote. The margin in simple number of votes was the closest presi- dential election in the state since 1948, when Harry Truman edged Thomas Dewey by votes. The secretary of state acted on the request of Franklin County Republican Chairman Russell Leach, who presented him with formal recount appli- cations from 24 of the 25 Elec- toral College candidates pledged to Ford. "I would be delighted if we could accomplish the re-elec- tion of President Leach said. "Of course, I know the odds are against that, but it's a possibility." The tabulation, expected to take about a week, will mark the first recount of a presiden- tial election here, Brown said. Because Carter's margin was less than one-half of one per cent, the recount will be made at state expense, which Brown estimated at between and "If it makes a significant change, I would be said Brown, a Republican who is Ohio's chief election officer, "However, there's always a chance of someone making a human error somewhere along the line." Final official figures showed Carter had increased his unoffi- cial lead by nearly votes. Here are official vote totals for all candidates on the ballot: Carter, Ford, Eugene McCarthy, Lester Maddux, Roger MacBride, Gus Hall, Peter Camejo, 833, and Lyndon LaRouche, The total vote for all candi- dates, was just votes less than than the turnout predicted by Brown and repre- sented 81 per cent of those qualified to cast ballots, Brown said. The record was in 1972 when Ohioans went to the polls. Brown immediately notified election boards in Ohio's 88 counties of the recount which will require them to individ- ually tabulate paper ballots or machine votes. SPAPFRl   

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