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Ardmore Daily Ardmoreite (Newspaper) - June 27, 1976, Ardmore, Oklahoma A a Quot a a i �4 i it to bearing is million for 1976-77 fiscal period a county property valuations leap $3.9 million in year s55 i it Ivi v a Ivi by Kay Evers Carter county properly valuations leaped More than $3.9 million last year giving the county a one of the greatest gains it has Ever known a according to county tax assessor Pat Battle. The county evaluation topped the $50 million Mark for the first time in the 1975-7 fiscal year and is rising toward $55 million for the 1976-77 budget year. Battle has no Concrete explanation for the $3,917,892 increase Over last year. He says its just mostly new growth but routine revaluation accounted for some of the gain too. Every school District in the county except Gene Autry which showed a $51,637 loss shared in the gain. District 19. Ardmore proper accounts for almost half the county a total valuation. It showed the he Tiest increase also. Battlers records show the Ardmore school District jumped from $22,513,228 last year to $24,414,651 for the upcoming fiscal year. That a a gain of $1,901,423. For the fourth consecutive year property valuations in the Plainview District skyrocketed. This years increase amounted to $690,532 up from $5,236,157 to $5,926,689. Much of the Plainview District District 27 lies within the Ardmore City limits and has been in a building Boom during recent years which would account for most of the increase there. Plainview a increase continued to push it ahead of Fox for the title of second richest school District in the county a a position Fox held continually until last year when Plainview pulled ahead for the first time. Ardmore a eastward expansion continues to Lap Over into District 77 Dickson giving that school area almost half a million dollars in increased valuation. Dickson a current valuation is $3,7.59,517, up $449,768 from last year. Wilson District 43 showed fifth highest gain in the county with an increase of $162,425, giving that District a total valuation of $2,423,756. Both Springer and Lone Grove also benefited from Ardmore a outward expansion along with local growth and each of those districts recorded a gain of More than $146,000. Springer was up to $1,5.39,035 $146,686 above last years figure. In be Grove jumped to $2,702.832, a growth of $1-16,078. Totals for other schools districts in the county Are Graham. $1,331,518, up $42,850 Healdton. $4,115.521, up $86,302 Gene Autry $1,271,430, Down $51,&37 Zaneis $1,541,704, up $,107,676. Total valuation for school districts in Carter county is $54,685,187. In the cities category every a Community in the county showed an increase in valuation for the third year in a Row. Ardmore of course showed the greatest increase with $794,999, bringing the City a total valuation to $27,120,528. See valuations p�98 4a a a Quot Southern Oklahoma s greatest newspaper Quot 82nd year no 208 Ardmore okla., sunday Juno 27, 1976 Price 15c president optimistic on Summit san Juan . A president Ford said saturday he Hopes the seven nation economic Summit conference opening Here sunday Quot will give a new impetus to the growth of our worldwide Economy and improve International cooperation.�?�. Ford also warned against outside intervention in the affairs of puerto Rico following a Promise of demonstrations by pro Independence groups. Aides said he was clearly referring to Cuba although he did not name it. Ford said interference in the a freely determined relations Between the United states and puerto Rico a will be an unfriendly act which will be resisted by appropriate Ford read his statement after being welcomed by an Honor guard a 21-gun Salute and the playing of anthems at san Juan International Airport. He was the first Summit participant to arrive. The leaders of Britain Japan Italy and West Germany were scheduled to arrive later saturday. Prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau of Canada had planned to come saturday but delayed his trip until sunday to Deal with the air traffic control dispute that has closed most Canadian airports for a week. President Valery Giscard Deestaing of France also is to arrive sunday shortly before the two Day con Sec Ford Page 4a Ltd Reagan gain in delegates race fiddling around and warming up for the fiddling contest at the Healdton Celebration Are Sally Butler Fox who won the contest and guitarist Jim Gibbs Kingston. Photo by Rusty Lang Oil Days Celebration contests Rule Healdton by Rusty Lang Healdton a men must be getting stronger in Healdton. Nineteen men twirled in the near Noonday Sun throwing a 40-lb. Oil wrench in a contest which is becoming an annual a vent in the Oil appreciation Days Celebration Here. Related Story. Pictures on Page 11a the Winner this year out Flung last years 42 it. Winning throw of Mike Erwin by Over six feet. Neal Hill won a five Dollar gift certificate from a Healdton Bank by throwing 48 feet 3 inches in the finals of the contest. To reach the finals the men had to throw the Best two out of three measurements from a Home plate at the Healdton baseball Field. The men whirled grunted heaved and swung the heavy wrench in his own individual style. Some of the contestants chose a shot put or discus manner while others swung the wrench like a baseball Bat or Golf club. Unfortunately much of the Effort was often wasted when the wrench spun High in the sky rather than making the needed distance. David Smith who also qualified for the finals hit himself in the leg on one of his warm up swings and still threw one of the Best measurements 41 feet. Others qualifying for the finals were Benny Kelly who came in a close second see Healdton Page 4a by the associated press Ronald Reagan campaigned on saturday in Montana and Idaho for More Republican convention delegates while president Ford moved Over the 1,000-Delegate Mark with support from Minnesota republicans. Reagan picked up All four Idaho delegates saturday and was expected to do Well in Montana and new Mexico where a total of 41 delegates were being selected this weekend. Ford has a total of 1,001 delegates according to the associated press tally. That a 129 Short of the number needed to win the gop presidential nomination with Only 139 delegates yet to be chosen. Reagan has 933 delegates and there Are 184 uncommitted delegates. Ford had passed the 1,000 Mark a week ago but his total dropped below the 1,000 when some delegates previously numbered among his supporters declared themselves uncommitted. In Montana where bitter disputes have developed Between Ford and Reagan factions Over How they would Divide the delegation 20 delegates were at stake. And 21 delegates were being chosen in new Mexico with Reagan expected to get most or All of them. Reagan won All four at Large delegates chosen saturday in Idaho giving him 17 of that states 21 delegates. The other four support Ford. Ford won All but one of the 18 at Large delegates chosen Early saturday at Minnesota a state gop convention. Reagan addressed the Montana convention at Helena on saturday and then flew to Moscow Idaho. Ford flew from Washington to puerto Rico on saturday for a six nation conference on global economic problems. First lady Betty Ford stood in for him at the Minnesota convention and Interior Secretary Thomas Kleppe was to represent him in Montana. Reagan held a series of private meetings Friday night at the Montana convention As he campaigned in Hopes of winning the states entire delegation. A that s the name of the see politics Page 4a City a Job analysis pay plan in spotlight Lone Grove festival goes patriotic Wilson couple wins claim to quakes title by Kay Evers people from the guinness Book of world records May be knocking on the door of a Wilson couple just any Day now. There a no official indication that the guinness people have heard about it yet but Neil and Juanita Monson have set a world record. They have heard and Felt the smallest earthquake that has Ever been reported and established As Felt according to or. Jim Lawson geophysicist at the of Earth sciences research Center at Leonard in Tulsa county. The quake registered 1.4 on the Richter scale. A a it a a new world record a Lawson told a daily Ardmore Ite reporter Friday. A it used to be thought there had to be a magnitude of 2.6 and somebody be right on top of it before it was Lawson said he was at first a Little sceptical when the monsoons reported they had Felt a tremor at the Home 8.5 Miles Southeast of Wilson during the Early morning hours of june 23 and again at about the same time on june 24. A they Felt it and called up and we have seen that in the noise level if we Hadnot known exactly where to look Quot Lawson said. A but it was there on both Days he said. The june 23 quake showed up on the charts at 3 21 . And registered a magnitude of 2.7. The june 24 tremor was recorded at 3 03 . And Only the monsoons Felt it. Quot As near As we can figure the earthquake must have been right under their House a Lawson said. When contacted by the daily Ardmore Ite Juanita Monson said on the first night the roaring woke her up. A i heard a roaring first. It was similar to a Gas leak in a pipe or water in a Cavern or a Cave or something like that a she said. So a earthquakes p�9 4a Lone Grove staff citizens Here lived up to their patriotic duties yesterday weathering unsheltered summer Sun to participate in Lone Grove festival 76. Some Relief was Given however by the refreshment stands indoor events and All around Good time had by the entries of the old fashioned contests. The morning saw judging of pies Art and Flowers while the afternoon contests included rolling in and Hammer throwing three legged sack races and hoopla hoop contests. The evening ended with the alumni reception in the Lone Grove cafeteria and a concert by a a Freedom a Way a choral group from the first Baptist Church in Ardmore. Baking the Best pies in the Lone Grove festival were Barbara Phelps 1st and 3rd places and to Schoonover 2nd. The favorite Flowers were entered by a Hie Copeland 1st mrs. Eugene Perry 2nd and i s. Wanda Proctor 3rd. In the Strong Hammer throwing contest Eddie Proctor took first place followed by Bill George and Jerry Graves in second and third places. With Jim Miller Well known local sculptor judging the Art entries first place was won by Delores Talaferro second and third by Charles Mapp. Drawings were held every 30 minutes during the Day with prizes donated by local merchants. Honoured during the afternoon were or. And see Lone Grove Page 4a editors note a $32,000 pay raise plan for City employees squeezed through the commission last monday following a year of preparation. A that s behind the plan what can the citizen expect to see occur with higher paid and higher Caliper employees is it Worth the Price tag today a daily Ard Nio Reite takes a look at a Ardmore a Job analysis and pay project. By when a strike shut Down the City a sanitation service last summer the Job analysis and pay project for Ardmore was just getting under Way. One of 16 cities participating in the Oklahoma municipal league Oil Effort Ardmore recently became the first to implement it. Index i feature Page Bridge 7a Church two 7b Cia amp sifted ads 8b-11b crossword 7c editorials 6b family news 1c-4c Horoscope a letters to editor 7a markets 13a obituaries 4a Public records 13b reporter s notebook 2a sports 1b-5b nearly a year has passed since the strike erupted and most City employees will soon Benefit from the project in the form of a fatter pay Check. Talk of a pay raise has dominated conversations at City Hall ploys seem to be either very Happy or very unhappy with the projects results. But City manager Julius Haralson credits the project with not Only helping end the Nesses in mid management which was primarily due to Low pay Quot he said. a result of the compaction problem we have consistently lost the most aggressive employees a the ones that were most capable of pro All week and pm motion through the ranks. of the things that has happened is Vve have stayed close to the labor Market at the level of entry we had to hire Haralson said. A but we sanitation strike but bringing the City into a position of attracting a and keeping Quality personnel perhaps for the first time Ever. His message you get what you pay for. Quot one of the things that help resolve the strike was that the Job classification project was under said. Quot i think employees Felt that it went a Long in. Helping resolve their problems with the City. Compaction problem Quot for a number of years the annual budget had Only a Cost of living increase approved by the City commission. Generally these have perpetuated the compaction problem in the pay Haralson said. Quot for nine years the City did no to give percentage increases a everybody got the same by a compaction Haralson is not alluding to the sanitation strike. What he Means is the difference in pay Between the lower skilled positions and the higher level or management positions. For years Haralson said there just Hasni to been that much difference. Quot one of the City a biggest problems has been its weak Haven to stayed that close at the higher More skilled Thiis the Job analysis and pay pro Jei i u As begun. Under a Federal Grant provided the City technical expertise trained City staff meet ers. Conducted a Market Survey and classified More than 250 City employees. Sixteen Ardmore business concerns were included in the. Using a Complex Foi Mula. An Oil personnel expert moved through the City to establish Quot Benchmark Quot positions to form a basis for comparison with City employees. Firms known to pay extremely High or extremely Sman Lysis Page Tola i weather a 80 77 Toenip erasures 1976 197 Low Friday night 68 High saturday 86 i0 45p.m. .81 forecast a fair to partly Cloudy and warm through monday. Isolated showers Southeast sunday. Low sunday night 60s. High sunday and monday 85 to 95. Session to finish school Board items Polung pin contestant Beth go orge takes �4a for the contest at Lone Groves festival �?T76. Photo by Rusty Lang the Ardmore Board of education will meet in a regular adjourned meeting monday to finish this years business. On the Agenda Are five reports with two recommendations to be made including the school lunch program operations report a request to make 4-h an official school activity school bus regulations report Progress report on horticulture to tech build ing and a report on the reorganization of curriculum at will Rogers elementary school. Also on the Agenda is a request to declare two buses As surplus property and a request of the Ardmore Jay Cees to use Walker stadium for a fireworks display. The Board meets in the Board of education office gymnasium building at7

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