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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - April 23, 1975, Cincinnati, OhioOhio historical society ifel7th a it col Abus Ohio 4 15211 z qty vol. 14 no. 49 Quot we wednesday april 23, 1975 mat single copy 15 us cd i o o 100% coverage of Anderson township a it. Washington a Newtown a California by . Mail 544 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244anderson court site nearer reality Forest Hills has lowest administration Cost in county figures a prove myth fake Wolf supt. Robert c. Wolf announced to the Forest Hills Board of education monday night that the latest state figures available show the. Local District with the lowest adm Nistra lion costs in. Hamilton county. He said figures were taken from the Quot costs per Pupil for the school year 1973-74�?� As reported by the division of computer services and statistical reports. Wolf said he was Quot very pleased with the results of the he believes that the figures proves false the Quot myth that has developed Over a the last two years that the District has too much administrative costs Quot. The costs reflect administrators that were on the a a payroll before budget cutting a year ago it was noted. Thus the comparison could be even More possible in 1974-75 school year figures. The superintendent read this report to the Board and audience at monday nights meeting annually each school distr let in the state of Ohio receives a report from the state department of education division of computer services and statistical reports. The information being presented to the Board of education this evening is compiled from that report to the superintendent. The total current expense Cost Tor the operation of our schools consists of six major categories they Are 1 general control 2 instruction 3 operation of Plant 4 maintenance of Plant 5 auxiliary services which includes attendance health and Pupil transportation and 6 fixed charges. This report includes a comparison of Twenty Bree neighbouring school districts of Hamilton county. You will note two Basic charts containing information the first is the costs per Pupil while the other Basic Chart is a general comparative financial data of school districts in Hamilton county. The enrolment figures for Forest Hills at the time these statistics were completed by the state department were those As of our october Pupil count of 8714 students. Our official enrolment count at this time is 0950 students. At the time of this report the Forest Hills school p i strict ranked As the Anderson gets new Grid coach a new football coach for Anderson High school from within the Forest Hills school districts was to be named at monday night s meeting of the Board of education. Although he would not release his name in Advance supt. Robert c. Wolf said the coach was Well qualified for the past. Carl Seymour Ansty coach for the past several seasons asked to be relieved from that Post. Seymour suffered a heart attack Midway through the 1974 Grid season. Other supplemental contracts not renewed because of their desire Are Thomas Ader Anderson Middle school football coach miss Rita Alig. Anderson High school girls track Field Kenneth furrier Anderson High school advisor yearbook Albert Lutterbie Anderson High school Tennis mrs. Maryann Mangold Anderson Middle school cheer leading sponsor miss Barbara Meadows Anderson High school girls Golf Edward Mcmann Turpin Middle school 7th and 8th Grade track coach also Michael Pierce Anderson Middle school football coach 7th and 8th Grade miss Nancy Pierce Anderson High school 9th Grade cheer leading sponsor Michael Senter High school Reserve football Nancy stamp Turpin Middle school cheer leading sponsor and miss Mary Woolsey Anderson High school gym Nastiest. Hey kids earn your own spending Money and have fun. Win gifts and prizes with your own journal route. See the Carrier wanted and in this Issue of the journal. See charts on Forest Hills District standing on Page 4 a and More financial information in a about your schools Quot on Page 11. Fifth largest District in Hamilton county. The Pupil Cost reported in this information is totalled by the six major categories listed in accordance with state form 25, As Well As following those classifications of receipts and appropriation accounts for Schoot districts in accordance with the Bureau of inspection and super vision of Public offices. Form 25 is required to be filed with the state depart ment of education in july of each Cate Rihar year. A the following expenses Are covered in general control. All expenses necessary for the administrative operation of a school system Are included such As salaries of Board members clerks of boards superintendents business manager school architects clerical assistants to administrative staff personnel As Well As expenses associated with contract services and the operation of administrative offices. Refer to the costs per Pupil Chart and you will note the Forest Hilts school District expended $22.50 or 2.6 per cent of the Pupil Cost for this classification. Averages for the three classifications of school districts Are reported for your information. The High for this classification is 8.3 per cent being spent in the St. Bernard school District while the Low for general control Cost in Hamilton county is 2.6 per cent which is the Forest Hills Schoot District. This amount is Low for City districts exempted Village and local districts which is a figure that Speaks for itself in the area of instruction this includes salaries of principals consultants supervisors teachers other instructional staff members and clerical assistants to these staff members comprise this category in addition to the costs of text books workbooks issued free to Pupil teaching supplies Library and audio visual material playground and Community centers and travel for the instructional staff. In Forest Hills 68.9 per cent of the per Pupil Cost is going in this category. The High for the area is 70.4 per cent while the Low being spent is 62.9 per cent. Of the six Quot local districts comprising the Hamilton county office of education Forest Hills ranks first in this category and fourth Overall in Hamilton county. The last report of this nature made last year to the Board of education indicated a Forest hii1� was second of the county schools while at the present time we Are now first. The average Cost in instruction for the Twenty three school districts reported is 67.2 per cent Quot locals Quot 66.6per cent. Moving on to the category of Plant operation. This category includes the salaries of Plant engineers custodians and other personnel involved in Plant operation. Costs for heat and utilities Telephone and Telegraph supplies necessary for Plant operation and related contract services Are also recorded Here. In for est Hills 8.5 per cent of our Cost is directed in this category. High Tor the area is 13.0 per cent while Low being 7.2. Per cent. This figure in our District is based on the operation of nine schools including Ayer elementary and Turpin Middle school which were both in operation during the time of this report. I feel the Cost figure is outstanding in the comparison of other districts considering the extended number of hours our buildings Are being used for students Community and continued to Page 15 Anderson trustees want proper identification Anderson township trustees have renewed their request for township residents to make sure they Tell License tag registrars they reside in Quot Anderson township. A the governmental body for a motorists residence receives a certain amount of the fees charged by the state it was explained. Of Brien and clerk e. Walter Black said they Hope to equal the amounts in past years. In 1974 the township received $7555.64. In 1973 Anderson got $9575.94, in 1972 it got $6614.50 and in 1971 $2873.71. Most of this Money they said poes to maintaining the township Road system. # meeting set on Glade sidewalks it. Washington april 24 is the Date set for the meeting Between City engineers and area residents of Glade Avenue and neighbouring streets. James Fry engineers office will present a proposal for the installation of sidewalks on Glade. Joe Bischof expressways Engineer May also attend. Meeting will begin at 7 30 . At the it. Washington building and Toan site of the monthly it. Washington civic club meetings. Fry is presenting the proposal to the residents to get Community reaction before writing the final document. The Type of sidewalk and location will be discussed As Well As financing. The project will probably be funded by a combination of City funds and abutting owners his a. Fps i. A Glade Avenue resident Sally Mills said there had been some reaction against owner assessment for something they feel is a safety feature. Consequently the residents have invited the members of the Cincinnati Board of education to attend the meeting. Glade Avenue is a thoroughfare used by children on their Way to it. Washington elemental school on Mears. Quot mrs. Mills has notified residents of Glade Avenue but said that any persons whose children use Glade on the Way to school should also attend. A two paramedics from the Cincinnati squad demonstrate their procedures j oxygen unit at firehouse a a to the people of it Washington by the men and women of Post 484�?� is the inscription on the emergency oxygen equipment recently donated to the it. Washington firehouse. The Hudson portable unit will be kept at the firehouse with Only the requirement that it be used. All local doctors have been notified that oxygen is available. The Community services committee of the ladies auxiliary of the american legion Post helped raise funds to Purchase the equipment. Representatives of the fire department and the Community were on hand to accept the oxygen unit prior to last weeks meeting of the it. Washington Bicentennial committee. Also the City paramedic unit gave a demonstration. A we ask that the people remember its there and use it a Pete Wenderfer Post commander said. The legion project was done 4 4 in the spirit of 476,�?� he noted accepting the oxygen on behalf of the it. Washington Community Are Allen Lett left vice president of the it. Washington civic club Marjorie Frame second from right and Rosemary Mugivan rights. Pictured with them Are Post commander Pete w Underfer and Mary hand Community service committee chairperson of the ladies auxiliary Cert Schmidt is co chairperson of the committee Irene Al Rich president of the auxiliary. Is hand to hand Baton Marathon begins at Square at noon today two it. Washington residents will begin their Fountain Square West coast hand to hand Marathon Baton run. Richard b. Helmers 26, 6773 Beech Mont Avenue and Douglas j. Nilsen 24, 706 Telegraph Hill were still working fever silly on their plans at journal press time. Their goal is to get the Baton from Fountain Square in Cincinnati out to los Angeles via route 50 to St. Louis and Rte. 66 from St. Louis to los Angeles. The Baton will he it fully be passed hand to hand along the Way with trustees expected to keep rec commission Anderson township trustees monday night were expected to keep the township recreation commission in Force for another year and allow the same members to continue. Trustees set a special meeting for april 21 to decide the recreation Issue and several other matters. The Board was expected to let a bid on the new township tractor. Bids were opened by clerk e. Walter Black at the april 17 monthly meeting of the trustees. There were five in All. John Dahlheimer Road maintenance head wanted to take the weekend to study the recreation decision was postponed to monday night to receive information from Bob Peters of the Hamilton county planning commission. Peters was to have maps of possible recreation Sites in the township. Board vice president Donald Papner was to invite Peters to a attend that meeting the trustees were to take care of the tractor bids at 7 30 . And the recreation matters at 8p.m. The recreation commission has done an Quot outstanding jobs according to Tom Taylor. Each funner carrying it As far As he or she can. Helmers and Nilsen fall carry the Baton themselves for a few blocks then pass it on. The Only stipulation there is to the project is that the Baton cannot be carried by bicycle or motor driven vehicle its by foot All the Way. Last week the two men were calling radio and television stations along the Indiana route promoting their idea and trying to get runners. This week they will work on Illinois then Missouri across the United states trying to insure that someone will be there to continue the trip. The two Are also contacting Ham operators and american legion posts Nilsen commented last Friday that they were Quot pretty successful with the radio and to coverage. He is confident that if the Baton makes it the first Hundred Miles it will eventually arrive in l.a., reasoning that the press and people will become interested in the project. While there is no Assurance that the Baton will not be lost Nilsen believes that a person will not take the Baton to run it unless it really Means something to him or her and so will not let the Baton Stop. Nilsen called the project an a interesting ideas and a Good for the country a and said a we just thought it would be a Nice thing to do. If people can Streak a he added referring to last Springs craze Quot Why can to they use the Energy for this a plans continue for Bicentennial events Beechmont squares to sponsor Square dance for Bicentennial it. Washington the Beechmont squares will sponsor a Square dance this september to raise funds for the it. Washington Bicentennial committee. The Square dance is one of several projects being planned by the committee a co operative group of representatives from various Community organizations and Cluj is the committee met last week to review plans and co ordinate dates. The it. Washington or. Women a club the juniors is planning a larger Parade than usual for july 4, 1976. Carol Simmons reported that the club is considering changing the route so that floats bands and other entries will March from upper Beechmont near Berkshire to Stanbery Park. Festivities could continue at the Park with old fashioned games and a picnic. Is. Simons said the club needs help on the floats and encouraged All organizations Young adult groups churches and schools to enter the Parade. The Junior women a club is also working on a simplified history of it. Washington for use by the three elementary schools in the area. Details about the Beechmont squares dance Are not finalized. Ruth Gardner presented the idea to the group with the suggestion for a september 5, 1975 Date. The american legion Hall is available that Day and plans for the Square dance Are being worked out. The Anderson township historical society is making Quot preservation its All year theme for 1976, according to Marjorie Frame. Quot our efforts will go on All year a she said. The society is considering putting up historical markers around the Community and is continuing research on historical spots in the Community. Mrs. Frame also noted that the historical society Hopes to do some exterior repair and put a new roof on the log Cabin. December 7,1975 is the Date for a historical House tour sponsored jointly by the historical society and the Anderson township Junior women a club. In 1976, the Anderson township historical society Hopes to have open houses throughout one month at All the historical houses in the area. The american i Region Post in it. Washington will conduct their drawing and colouring contests in the schools in 1976. Also the Post is investigating the possibility of singing groups and speakers in the youth Betsy Ross sewers at the Post Are continuing their work on a Large Flag. Also the Post is in the process of getting permission to hang the Flag on the Waterpower. The Post would like to hang the Flag every year on Flag Day june 14, and leave it up through the fourth of july Holiday. Some things Are still in question Robert Schmidt noted. Also during May 1976 the Post will have a dedication of a Monument of a 75 Caliper howitzer. Post is also investigating the possibility of lighting the existing bal Fields in it Washington. John Wurster of the Peoples Bicentennial commission invited the people to join in their protest of the Freedom train which will be in Cincinnati this june because 4�?~it�?Ts a corporate gimmick a adding that it would Cost the Cincinnati people a lot of Money. He noted that Quot education about our revolutionary. Years is an on going thing a and that Quot our education lacks quite a but of truth even to the Point where some done to believe a revolution actually took Wurster also noted that 200 years ago on March 24 was the Quot shots heard round the world a adding that the Battle of Lexington and Concord took place at 5 30 in the morning. The it. Washington playground mothers the Anderson Hills democratic club Ward i democratic club and the it. Washington civic club had representatives at the meeting but have not yet made definite plans. Post member Tom Mem Dell summed up the meeting before drawing it to a close the committee is in limbo now he noted still in the formation stages. So far there Are no events in conflict in the Community. Quot we will no doubt fill up Calendar with events a he Sai it Quot the legion is not going to run the. We re Here to assist not run he noted that the committee will need officers when a Treasury is formed. A a patriotism is our theme amen Dell said. He noted that the Freedom train will carry a Liberty Bell replica donated by the National american legion. One woman suggested the committee consider getting a Liberty Bell Repka for the it. Washington Community. Next meeting for the it. Washington Bicentennial committee is june 26 at 8 . At the american legion Hall on Sutton it appeared this week that an Derson township will have a municipal court at the Beechmont ave. Firehouse in the near future. Trustees plan to offer their meeting room to the court. As revealed in the March 26 journal judge William h fellerhoff asked the trustees if they were interested in renting their facilities for a court. After investigation by Board vice president Donald f. Papner trustees unanimously agreed to offer their room at $35 per session. Additionally they will offer phone use at $15 per month fellerhoff is expected to inform the other judges of the availability when they meet in session May 13. Clerk e. Walter Black was instructed to notify the judge of the rooms availability. Papner told the trustees at their april 17 meeting that his investigation showed the Norm of charges by other governmental bodies is $35. Other courts Are in Springfield township Norwood and Cheviot. Judges he said require janitorial service room for the judges use in talking with attorneys rest room facilities. Also desired is the Telephone service. Papner recommended that any contract drawn up Between the trustees and the court be the same As with other bodies 30 Days cancellation by either party. Trustees determined tuesday and Friday Are the Best nights for court since there Are no conflicting meetings scheduled for the firehouse. A fellerhoff feels Anderson site for the night court Quot can better server the police a witnesses and traffic violators than the present site in Norwood. He earlier noted the Hamilton county sheriffs patrol and the Ohio Highway patrol Quot have been very Active in traffic enforcement in the Eastern area of the judge fellerhoff wrote trustee president John of Brien the Norwood site a requires police witnesses and violators to travel a considerable distance from the place of the approximately 80 per cent of cases disposed of in Norwood come from the Anderson township Eastern Hills area the judge said. Fell Hoff Hopes a that Norwood will be replaced by a location in Anderson fellerhoff and judge Peter Outcalt investigated the Bartels re knights of Columbus Hall a for possible use. Fellerhoff also inspected the Anderson firehouse. The Bench has for the past two years fellerhoff said considered a with varying degrees of interest Quot Anderson township court site. Township to resurface 1.86 Miles of Road Anderson township Road maintenance Crew will repave at least 1.86 Miles of township Road this Spring. Trustees approved repaving 10 roads three of which will have Only parts done. Completely repaved will be Pamela Prilla Pine Well Indian Creek rolling Rock Tam of Shanter and Chadwick. Parts of fireside Royal Green and Gamwell will be done said John Dahlheimer Road Crew head. The above is the Quot Bare minimum Quot that can be done. It figures it will Cost $40,908 to do this. He kept to the minimum for budgetary considerations Dahlheimer said. He said John of Brien president of the Board toured township streets and determined the Papner vice president asked Dahlheimer to consider doing some additional roads because 10 per cent of the township roads must be redone each year to keep from having a Large problem in the future years. There Are now about 60 Miles of township Road to be maintained meaning that six Miles should be done if this formula was to be used. Dahlheimer figures 2922 tons of Blacktop will be necessary to handle the Job. Three Miles were resurfaced with 4000 tons last Spring and eight Miles in 1973, it was said. Cost of Asphalt will be about $13-$14 a ton this year Dahlheimer said inside the journal bridal 16 business 6,7 classified 22,23 editorial 14 Foley Harvey weightings 24 14 14 Forest Hill journal april 22, 1975 published weekly on tuesdays at 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244 controlled circulation postage paid a t c Inzinna i. Ohio a a i k

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