Zanesville Times Recorder, May 6, 1977

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May 06, 1977

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The Times Recorder (Newspaper) - May 6, 1977, Zanesville, Ohio Good Morning! Today's Chuckle CUM psychology is uhat children manage their parents Karl Wilson. Today Is Friday, May The Times Recorder Today's Weather FORECAST Partly ttmty May tkrwgh Saturday a ckuee tfcaadf rn High beU days degrees and few (Might IB low Forty per chaser of raw. Details om 113th Year No. 126 22 Pages Zanesville, Ohio 43701 Telephone 452-4561 20 Cents Per Week By Carrier Gas Pipeline Control Seen COLUMBUS. Ohio ,AP'' The company that serves three major Ohio utilities with natu- ral gas may be causing part of the state's energy supply prob- lems by owning pipelines that run between major cities, a Senate committee learned Thursday Columbia Gas Transmission Co owns aii the pipelines in Ohio between cities, while the distribution companies it sup- plies own only the lines within the cities they serve. The result "of this policy is that the distribution companies served in Ohio by Columbia of Cincinnati Gas and Elec- tric and Dayton Power i prohibited by law from purchasing Ohio- produced gas at unregulated prices. The situation came to light as Sen. Thomas A. Van Meter. R- 19 Ashland, questioned trans- mission company executives testifying before the Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee. From an Ohioan's point of view. Van Meter asked William H. Howard. Columbia Trans- mission senior vice president, wouldn't it make more sense for the distribution companies to own the intercity lines? Howard conceded the point, but reminded the committee that the company serves dis- tribution companies in six other states and that the pooling ar- rangement works to the best in- terests of the transmission company. Federal Power Commission regulations, which control Co- lumbia Transmission operations top to bottom, set the price the company may pay- when buying, and ask when selling, natural gas. That means independent gas producers in Ohio who sell to the transmission company and eventually to distributors like Columbia of Ohio must take less than the going price for un- regulated intrastate gas. The regulated price is per 1.- 000 cubic feet. The unregulated price ranges between and S2J25. The Columbia policy is oppo- site that of Consolidated Gas Co. which supplies East Ohio Gas in northeast Ohio. Consoli- dated gets its supplies to East Ohio Nst East Ohio owns all its pipelines inside the state. That policy, in light of FPC regu- lations, allowed East Ohio to buy more emergency supplies and get through the winter with fewer customers shutoff. Under questioning from Sen. Michael Schwarzwalder. D-16 Columbus. Howard denied charges by U.S. Sen. Howard Meszenbaum. D-Ohio. that the company had made a "dump sale" of 20 billion cubic feet last October. Metzenbaum contends that the alleged dump sate con- stituted bad management by the transmission company and has convinced the FPC to hold hearings into his charges this summer. Utility Refunds Re studied COLUMBUS. Ohio (AP) The state attorney- general and Ohio Power Co. want the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to look again at the commission's order for a refund to the utili- ty's 500.000 customers. The attorney general claims the million total repayment is too small. Ohio Power con- tends it is too big. Atty. Gen. William J. Brown says Ohio Power owes its cus- COLt'MBfS. Ohio The Associated Press erroneously reported Thurs- day that Atty. Gen. William J. Brow n asked for a rehearing on allegations that East Ohio Power Co. had overcharged its customers million. The utility is the Ohio Power Co. tomers another million in overcharges because of the company's use of low sulfur, western coal. Ohio Power Co. says that us- ing the commission's calcu- lations the utility should have been ordered to repay S4.9 mil- lion rather than the million. Ohio Power does not admit to the overcharges. The PUCO last month or- dered Ohio Power to repay its customers million. Brown had sought a refund totaling million. So Brown and Ohio Power separately asked Wednesday that the P'UCO rehear the case- Brown originally contended that Ohio Power used the low sulfur coal, a variety more ex- pensive than the Ohio high sul- fur coal, and it cost Ohioans million. The PUCO defended use of the western coal on the grounds that the utility faced environ- mental uncertainties. The Ohio Environmental Pro- tection Agency has been spo- radically enforcing sulfur diox- ide emission regulations that severely limit a utility's ability to burn Ohio coal. Ohio Court Reverses School Pay Rulings Ohio Supreme Court vester- day reversed decisions by Muskingum County. Common Pleas Court and Fifth District Court of Appeals in a case in- volving George A. Schooley. a retired school teacher. Schooley. of 3105 Winding Way. had filed suit against Zanesville Board of Education in November 1974. claiming he had taught school 41 years and accumulated credit of 132 days sick leave before retiring Aug. 1. 1973. He claimed the board told him it would not pay sick leave for anyone retiring prior to Dec. 8." 1973. Schooley claimed Ohio Legislature enacted the law in 1973, stating those persons covered by the law were en- titled to receive pay for or part of their unused sick leave. Judge Richrrd D. Hixsor. ruled that Schooley was .entitled to the almost SS.OOO he was seeking, rui- ing it was the intent of the legislature that every public employe in the state receive something for his ac- cumulated sick leave at the time of retirement. Schooley was represented by Atty. Richard E. Bridwell. The case was appealed by- City Solicitor John C. Rosen- berger. who represented the board of education, to Fifth Dis- trict Court of Appeals which affirmed Judge Hixson's opinion. Rosenberger said yesterday- there were two questions regarding rights to the payment for sick leave: One. his statutory right to the money and. two. the ap- plication of the equal protection clause under the Constitution. Supreme Court ruled only on the first. The case may have to go back to Common Pleas Court for resolution of the second. Rosenberger said. Emergency Service Association Forms Muskingum Area Emergency Medical Association, a newly-formed organization of emergency- squads and fire departments, will meet at p.m. Tuesdav. May 17. at Bethesda Hospital meeting room. Persons interested in the group may attend. The organization involves emergency services which use the two Zanesvilie hospitals. Personnel of both hospitals were present at an earlier meeting. Ray Beck of Frazeysburg Volunteer Fire Department and squad and of City Ambulance Service, has been named coordinator, with Judith Hatfield of Adamsville Volunteer Fire Department and emergency squad serving as president. She is also an emergency room nurse at Bethesda Hospital. Dink Hingman of Washingtor. Township Fire Department is vice president, and Helen Young of AdamsviOe Volun- teer Fire Department and emergency squad is secretary- treasurer. Serving on a by-law com- mittee are Ron Ballard, National Trails Fire Depart- ment, chairman: Loren Ross. Adamsville; Don Yarger. Newton: Hingman. Washington Township; and Roger Gottke. Junction City. Purpose of the group is to provide the community with the best possible emergency care. It is made up of both volunteer and paid personnel. Persons desiring more in- formation may contact any of the officers. President Carter and British Prime Minister James Callaghan greet each other at London's Heathrow Airport. Carter arrived there Thurs- for the economic summit- Local Drivers Accept Sohio's Self-Service By JOHN RAY TR Staff Writer Self-sen-ice islands in five Sohio service stations in Zanesville are proving suc- cessful and will be continued and probably even expanded, it was reported yesterday by- Jack Ehlen, retail manager of this district. Each of the five stations contain one island of full- service and one of self-service, with the exception of the station at Blue and Adair aves. which has two full-service islands. In addition to that station, the others which have self-service include those at Forest and Maple. State and Jackson. Putnam and Harrison and Maysville and Grove Aves. Ehlen said about one-third of the stations" customers utilize the self-service pumps. Usage depends on the weather and sometimes on station location, although there seems to be no specific reason for the latter, he said. The assumption that the more affluent persons patronizing stations in their own neighborhoods would be less inclined to use self-serfice pumps has not proven out, he said. Ehlen said Sohio stations save no appreciable money by- using self-service pumps since Ohio law requires that pumps be activated by an attendant so there has been no reduction of station personnel "The reason Sohio has gone to partial self-service is simply to be cornpetitve." Ehlen said. "There is a two-cent dif- ferential in price although this may vary from time to time." Some stations in other parts of the country use electronic equipment, controlled fay one attendant in a closed booth, thus eliminating other per- sonnel. Bill Sims, manager of the High Fuel, Food Hike Living Cost WASHINGTON 'AP; Sharply rising farm and fuel prices pushed over-all whole- sale prices up l.l per cent in April for the second straight month, almost assuring con- sumers of higher grocery and utility bills. The April increase, reported Thursday by the Labor Depart- ment, equaled the March rise and followed a nine-tenths of 1 per cent jump in February. The wholesale increases have The wboeisale price index stood at 191-3 hi April, meaning that goods priced at 1100 at wholesale in 1967 cost Jm.38 last month. been matched by large in- creases in consumer prices year, raising fears of accelera- ting inflation. Consumer prices rose at a id per cent annual rate in the first quarter, compared to 4.8 per cent in all of 1976 But Carter administration economists, while expressing dis- appointment, said there was no evidence of runaway inflation: on the horizon. Bert Lance, director of the Office of Management and Budget, told reporters, "it is always serious when you see that kind of an increase" but he said it was fortunate that the boost was no larger than the one in March Lance said it was difficult "to teii how much effect energy and cold weather had to do with this trend" and that this would not be clear for another month Jack Meyer, assistant direc- tor of the Council on Wage and Price Stability, said- "It's dis- appointing and clearly a bite or. the consumer's pocketbook. but I don't think it's an indicator that we're headed for digit inflation." Earlier Thursday. Lance ar.d other top administration eco- nomic figures had breakfast with E.B. Speer. chairman of U S Steei. but declined to say whether the discussion in- volved possible steei price increases. Speer said last week his com- pany is considering a pnce in- crease and that a decision would be made in 45 days Meyer and Courtenay Siater. the Commerce Department's chief economist, noted that farm prices were largely to biame and continued to in- crease at about a 6 per cer.t an- nual wholesale rate, the range regarded fay most economists as the nation's underlying in- flation rate station at Blue and Adair Aves.. said he is satisfied with the public's acceptance of the self- service pumps at his station. "In bad weather, people are more reluctant to get out of their autos to wait on them- selves." he said. "I expect to see use of the pumps increase substantially during this summer's weather Obviously, young people use the pumps more frequently than older-ones, he said. Likewise, more men are willing to pump their own gas than are women, although Sims said he has noticed a surprising number of women who didn't hesitate to wait on themselves. One reported story of a man who pumped his ov.n gas but didn't know where to find the dip stick to check his oil- Evidently, this is no big problem for anyone. "Since we began .-.elf-sen, ice the first of the year. I have only seen about four or fue people check the oil in their Sims said. No doubt time, education and some ruined motors will correct that situation, it is theorized. Index B 8 A B 11 B 7 A r, A !2 B 4 A 2-3 B 5 B 4 A Bridge Column Churcn News beau..-. Editorials Financial Jeane Sports Pages Television V. omen's Page Boards Oppose Reform COLUMBUS. Ohio AP) Republican Secretary of State Ted W Brov.r. brought in coun- ty election board members Thursday to join his fight against a Democratic voter registration reform E the director of Cuyahoga County's elections acted as spoKesmar. for the group which heid n conference and later asked a House committee to defeat the so-cailed "instant registration bill Sen Tony P Hall. D-6 Daj- ton. called it '2 Ted Bro-A-n Show." and claimed the board members are "ihe same fnends he has used for years to try to protect Ohio's restrictive election laws He added. "He appoints them 'board mem- you know Thursday's activities didn't affect the chances of his bill "a bit." said Hall, whose measure already has passed the Senate and now is before the House Elections Committee Summit Targets World Inflation LONDON tAP) President Carter arrived Thursday night on his first overseas mission since taking office He said he brought new initiatives for a weekend economic summit of of the world's richest na- tions The I' S. president was greeted at London's Heathrow- Airport Prime Minister James Callaghan. who wel- comed Carter on behalf of Eu- rope and said the summit would attemp! "nothing less than to overcome poverty, get people back to work, and our economies in a healthier state Bareheaded in a drizzling rain. Carter replied that he was "very proud to come to Lon- don" because of Britain's his- toric ties with the United States our special and very per- sonal relationship." Carter said before leaving Washington the summit was aimed at solving unem- ployment and curbing the "rampant robbing of people by inflation." He told reporters en route to London he had new- initiatives, but did not elaborate on them. Carter's first act on British soi! was to kiss a lady Phy His Lady Stedman. a 60-year-old baroness who represented Queen Elizabeth II at the ceremony. Carter's five-ton, armor- plated Cadillac stood on the tarmac awaiting him. It was flown from Washington in ad- vance as part of the tight se- curity precautions. Police with German shepherd dogs specially trained to sniff out explosives searched airport buildings before Car- ter's arrival. Police and detectives swarmed the airport's VIP section. The President was whisked into the city, where he is stay- ing at W infield House, official residence of the American am- bassador in Regent's Park Carter plans to spend Friday on a sight-seeing tour through historic places in northeastern England U S. officials said there were no plans for him to seek out his ancestral during the trip even though Carter said his family had its roots in England. Carter is to meet with the "summit seven" Saturday and Sunday and hold private talks Monday with the leaden- of Britain. France and West Ger- many on such issues as Berlin and the >pread of nuclear tech- nology. The six-day journey will take Carter on to" Geneva. Switzer- land, where he will meet with Syrian President Hafez Assad to talk about Carter's efforts to a Geneva Conference on She Middle East. Froni Geneva. Carter will re- turn to London for a meeting of foreign ministers in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to tiiscuss arms sales, standard- of weapons and NATO's abihu to defend Western Eu- rope In farewell remarks before boarding a helicopter on the White House lawn. Carter pre- dicted would return from his trip "with a major step having been made forward in dealing with the world's problems." He said the aim of his visit will be to "to put people back to work" and fight the inflation that he said is robbing working people around the world. "I feel well-briefed and well prepared and njy only hope is that I can viell and truly repre- sent what the American people would like to see their Presi- dent do in discussing woric problems with other govern- ment leaders He said he will seek to estab- lish "basic mechanisms which these discussions continue, not just at the sum-m: level on special occasions bu' on a continual day-by-day in- terrelationship." The trip will initiate Carter into the ranks of world states- men. And they, in turn, will gel their first closeup look at the peanut farmer from Georgia in action. The International Economic Summit begins Saturday at 10 Downing Street, the home of British prime ministers. Oil Companies Face Losing Import Right WASHINGTON In a surprise move, the House Gov- ernment Operations Com- mittee Thursday voted to strip U.S. oil companies of their right to purchase foreign oil and give that authority to the federal government By an 18 to 16 vote, the com- mittee added the amendment to President Carter's legislation for a new Cabinet-level energy department. Under the proposal, offered Building Planned For Renewal Site A new "shell 32.534 square feet in size, will be constructed in the urban renewal area of Zanesville by Zanesville Area Chamber of Commerce, general partner, and a group of investors who are participating as limited partners. Financing is through First National Bank of Zanes- ville. The "shell building which has been an announced goal of the Chamber of Com- merce, will be constructed near the corner of Underwood and Elm St. and will be bordered on the north by the new Howard St to be constructed by the city. The bui'ding will be 162 feet by 200 feet. 20-foot ceiling The structure will be meta! with a concrete block lower wall. The term "shell building" means the walls, roof, truck docks, doors will be erected, but the floor, plumbing and final electric services, will be installed later, according to the needs of the firm purchasing or leasing the nructure. Chamber of Commerce of- ficials state most prospects coming to the community want an existing building. By having a shell available, a firm can save three to four months lime and be able to occupy the bunding, depending upon the particular needs.within 60 to 90 days. By having the building ready and visible from Interstate 70. chamber officials feel the availability of this structure could be the first of a series of buildings which can bring new- industry and new jobs to Zanesville and Muskingum County City .Manager Frank Patrizio. who has been working with the project, said, "We are excited about this project for the job opportunity area. The city has cooperated fully with the Chamber and the other persons involved because we foresee the possibility for more than one new industry coming to the industrial park.' now and :n years to come." "Developing the job op- portunity project has been a long and sometimes difficult effort but we now foresee many new jobs in the community. thanks to the. time, effort patience of our citizens, city officials and the Chamber of Commerce and its mem- bership, Patrizio said Lottery Numbers CLEVELAND 'APj Here are the numbers drawn in the Ohio lottery's Pot O'Gold game Thursdav night: Chamber President Robert Mattingly said. "We are ex- cited about this project and believe it has great promise for Zanesville area. We do have to make test borings on the land and we have to complete the purchase of the land from the city, but see no reason this will not go through suc- cessfully. We appreciate the extra effort Firsl National Bank has made in making the necessary funding available to Chamber of Commerce in the limited partnership he said James Dally, executive vice- president of Zanesville Area Chamber of Commerce, said immediate work will start in promoting the building throughout the country, once ground has been broken. "We have very high hopes for this new method of obtaining new jobs and new industry." Dally said. "We call on all of our citizens to participle in being alert for opportunities to bring pros- pects to our city and in showing pride and determination in this effoi t which will help assure its success." Dally concluded. by Rep John Conyers. D-Mich.. the U.S. government would be- come the "sole importing agent" for oil produced by the Organization of Petroleum-Ex- porting Countries. The proposed new federal energy department would then resell" the OPEC oil to energy companies in the United States. Conyers said his proposal would break up what he claimed was a questionable relationship now enjoyed by- huge U.S.-based energy com- panies and OPEC. He predicted that the result would be a reduction in the price of imported oil. which now sells for about a bar- rel. Conyers blamed huge U.S. oil companies for being at least partly responsible for the re- cent increases in the cost of im- ported oil. The adoption of Conyers' amendment clearly surprised committee leaders. U came as the panel was Hearing a final vote on the President's energy department legislation. Committee Chairman Jack Brooks, D-Texas. immediately adjourned the meeting until Friday. Under Conyers' proposal, a new public energy adminis- tration would be established within the proposed energy de- partment. Conyers said he feels that his proposal has enough support to be approved by the full House, although congressional sources said this seemed unlikely. The oil industry has strongly opposed such proposals in the past, saying they would be a first step toward a government takeover of the industry. Brooks called Conyer's amenmdent "an interesting idea" but joined 15 committee Republicans in voting against it All 18 yes votes were cast by Democrats, but of these only 10 were cast in person. The re- maining eight were proxy votes that Conyers had rounded up. News Digest Artificial Blood Use Advances WASHINGTON f AP) Long awaited human testing of arti- ficial blood is imminent follow- ing successful animal trials in- dicating many persistent prob- lems have been overcome, re- searchers say. Leaders in the research at- tending an American Red Cross blood substitute symposium ending Thursday said tests replacing all natural blood with artificial substitutes have prog- ressed from rats to advanced primates, such as baboons. "I've just returned from a 'conference in Sweden on arti- ficial blood and after those dis- believe human tests! begin soon, but probably not in the United States." said Dr Leland C Clark of Chil- dren s Hospital Research Foun- dation ;n Cincinnati Indictments Allege Extortion DETROIT 'AP. A federal grand has indicted nine men on charges of extorting mor.ey from Michigan and busi- nessmen who, authorities said, were lured into dice and card games and illegal business en- terprises Those charged in sealed indictments returned Wednes- day announced Thursday included several organized cnrr.e figures and a Detroit pp- Jiceman. The indictment said reputed Mafia figure Ronald R. 33. of Warren, directed a racketering ring Dec I. 1970 ar.d Jan 30, 1975. Homeowner, Left Turn Bills Pass COLUMBUS. Ohio 'AP- Ohio's lawmakers sent Gov James A Rhodes on Thursdaj a or.ce-vetoed bill protecting homeoviT.ers from legal pitfalis can force them to pay twice for construction or re- pairs on their propertv Across the Statebouse. sena- tors added their approval 33-0 to a measure, already ap- proved by the House, per- mitting motorists to turn left on red into one way streets, after stopping. 23 States Unite Against GM CLEVELAND f AP) Repre- sentatives from 23 states agreed Thursday to pool re- sources in a legal battle with General Motors Corp. over sub- stitution of Chevrolet engines in some 1977 Oldsmobiles. Buicks and Pontiacs. Opponents indicated they would try on Friday to get the committee to reverse its stand. Under a proposal adopted earlier in the day by the Carter Administration and the Senate Governmental Affairs com- mittee, the energy secretary expected to be White House energy adviser James R. Schlesinger would have to share some of his powers over oil and natural gas price setting with a proposed three-member energy regulatory board. The President would have the final say in resolving pricing disputes between the secretary and the board. Crash Fatal To Man, 37 Melvin L. pffenburger, 37. of McConnelsville Rt. 4, was killed in a pickup truck ac- cident at p.m. Wednesday on County Rd. 6 just south of Gaysport bridge, the Highway Patrol reported. Good Samaritan Medical Center officials said Offen- burger was dead on arrival at p.m. The patrol said Offenburger was southbound, went left of center when rounding a curve in the road, went from side to side in the road, finally driving off the left side, with the truck then turning over onto its top in a creek. A carpenter, he was born Sept. 12. 1939, at Columbus and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin L. Offenburger Sr. of Columbus. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his widow, Marlene; two daughters. Melissa and Michele. both of 'the home: a maternal grand- mother. Mrs. Elizabeth Honadel of Columbus. Friends may call 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in Fisher Funeral Home at McConnels- ville. Services will be held at n a.m. Saturday in St. James Catholic Church at McConnels- vilie with burial in McConnels- ville Cemetery. Rosary will be recited at pm. Friday in the funeral home Registration Due May 9 For June 7 Muskingum County Board oi Education reminds voters registration closes May 9 for the June 7 special election Registration will reopen June 17 for Nov. 8 general election. Voters in Muskingum County- June 7 will decide the fate of a one-mill, five-year levy lor general construction, recon- struction, resurfacing and repair of roads and bridges in the county. Voters in Franklin Local School District Tuesday will vote on a proposed S5.3 million bond issue to acquire the site for and build a new high school and to remodel and equip buildings. The bonds will be paid off using a 4.4 mill lax levy outside the 10-mill limitation for a maximum period of 23 years. Muskingum County com- missioners Wednesday acted to place a .4 of a mill operating levy for the health district on November ballot. ;