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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - December 13, 1977, Cincinnati, OhioI Ana i. trills journal i vol. 17 no. 39 december 13� w7 a fifth amp is amp Ai Agifea amp off life single copy 15c which Way is Florida vowing to spend next Winter in Miami Beach or at least Tampa these residents of a Pood along Tea town re. Complain loudly about the weather conditions they be had to put up with lately. It a As bad enough when the schools closed and the roads got hazardous but then some Birdbrain had the Gall to turn the swimming Pool into a hockey rink Anderson chamber reflects officers Anderson township chamber of Commerce has the same officers set for 1978 As it did for 1977. A slate of present officers All of whom were willing to run for reelection was put before the membership at their dec. 8 election. There were no nominations in opposition. Charles Cox sence executive will head the chamber again next year. Vice president is Nina Fancher dwellings unlimited realtors treasurer is Bill Baumann manager of the Anderson Hills Branch of the first National Bank and recording Secretary is de Wright jr., editor of the Forest Hills journal. Two new members were elected to the Board for terms expiring in 1980. They Are Jack Sandman Community service representative for Eastern division of Cincinnati Gas amp electric co. And Fred Gardner executive with Central Trust. Co. Reelected were a1 Rice Dravo corp. Sales manager h. D. West retired superintendent of Forest Hills school and associate superintendent of Hamilton county schools and Wright. C. B. Ayer retired Forestville businessman was reelected to a term expiring in 1978. Carl Peiper Cline realtors and Joe Schott Joe Schott Chevrolet co., were new members elected to a one year term. Cox outlined the major projects of the organization for next year. They Are a republish the a Anderson answers Booklet that proved popular when published for the first time in 1976. Executive continued to Page 6 the Block Parent program in the Sherwood elementary school attendance area which is carried out in conjunction with the Hamilton county sheriffs department is in full swing. Any child who is approached by a stranger threatened by an older child frightened by a dog or stray animal becomes lost confused ill or injured should go to the nearest Home displaying the Block Parent sign. The adult in the House will take the child in and Call the Parent or the police. Everyone displaying the sign has been Given guidelines to follow by the sheriffs department and has been checked by the Hamilton county crime computer. All parents should instruct their children to become aware of the Homes displaying the sign an 8x10 White sign with a red hand on it Jaycees donate Nagel re. Park Pavilion the top priority of the Anderson township Park Board commissioners has been achieved thanks to the efforts of the Eastern Hills Jaycees. Jaycees president John Hixenbaugh wants was to am ounce at monday nights Park Board meeting that the club has voted to donate the shelter for the new Park. The maximum Cost of this project is approx mutely $16,000. The Jaycees Hope to Cut this figure through using allot of their own manpower and the donation by area businessmen of labor and materials. The donation is the result of various Jaycee projects such As the a a local haunted House giant colouring Bode sales Home Rama parking an upcoming project another various projects run by the club throughout the year. The Pavilion will be the focal Point of the new Park and will serve a variety of uses for area residents of All Ages. The modern Structure will be 60 it. By 30 it. With a Rock fireplace in the Center open on both sides the natural use of the shelter will be for picnics but will also serve As a facility for club meetings during appropriate months. Campfire meetings teen dances arts amp crafts classes and so on. The Jaycees have been one of the leading service organizations of the Community in recent years. Last year they were one of the largest contributors on the paramedic unit no. 1 drive. The club has invited Jon Schneider vice president of the Park Board to several meetings this year to speak on the Progress of the Park and its needs. After a number of such meetings detailed research and a lot of lengthy discussion the Jaycees put it to a vote. Hixenbaugh said a after reviewing the needs of the Park Board and the importance of this project especially to the youth of Jon scan Neuder. Vice president of Anderson township Park Board left and John Hixen Baugn president of the Eastern Hills Jaycees look Over the site and Check out the plans after the Jaycees announced their donation of the Nagel Road Park Pavilion. Schneider Only Hopes this of fit Brake the ice on other groups making their donations. Our Community the Jaycees Felt the need to make their largest pal. Fred Werle of the Hamilton county sheriffs department shows the helping hand sign to Heather Bowron left Greg Nelson and Betsy nimets. Helping hand signs go up to help area children state auditor office on Forest Hills school monies general fund of seek findings in activity account Gail Fritz director of business affairs for the Forest Hills school District monday expressed pleasure that the office of state auditor Thomas e. Ferguson has found the districts general fund accounts in order. The auditors office today said that although this is True it is issuing a finding for recovery totalling $4346.97. Audit is for the period oct. 1,1972 to dec. 31,1976. Fritz said that $55 to $56 million was handled in that time and the general fund monies were transacted without fault. The journal read the state auditors press release to Fritz monday morning. In it it said findings for recovery tit Alx $434697. Figures Given to Fritz he said were for $5000 More than this. Information concerning the findings ranging from $37.42 to $2,653.93 were contained in the audit report covering the above period. Nine schools and 15 clerk custodians of accounts figured in fire causes family to flee the findings according to audit examiners. In the elementary schools secretaries to the principal have such a position. In the Middle and High schools assistant principals have charge of the activity accounts said Fritz. The District financial official took exception Quot to a statement the i auditor put out in a news release which said a a Ferguson a examiners provided distinct officials with a list of 11 instructions and guidelines on How activity accounts should be maintained. The report noted circulars have previously been sent that also provided these con tin used to Page 6 a l in cold along their routes to school. The children should be taught that if they Are approached by a stranger to scream or run from the area and go immediately to the nearest responsible adult and report the incident giving As Many details As possible. All such cases even if they involve no actual offence should be reported to the sheriffs department no matter How sparse the information. Often the information May fit in with information Given by other sources. Adults involved in the program also will be watching for any stranger in the area. All residents of the neighbourhood Are urged to report any strange or suspicious persons or vehicles in the area to the sheriff. Fire damage has been estimated at $35,000 at the Home of or. And mrs Stephen Baker 6715 Leconte ave., it. Washington. The fire Early dec. 7 drove or. And mrs. Stephen Baker and their three month old baby into the subzero cold after Baker was awakened by his Barking dog. Fire was started in a defective Furnace and spread through heating ducts of the one Story Frame Home firemen said. Fire i heavily damaged parts of the House. Baker heard a Furnace explosion in the basement before he fled the House with his family and turned in the alarm at 5 37 . At a nearby firebox he told firefighters. Firemen were reported to be hampered in their efforts to extinguish the fire by the cold that froze the water into ice. Within an hour the fire was brought under control. Forest Hills journal 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1111 area team carries on tradition juice Meyer 10, 6924 Mai Marion drive was on hand for the eighth consecutive year to help her Grandfather postmaster Joseph j. Scanlon 690 Cedar Crest Lane kick off the annual a email Early Quot program on Fountain Square the Day after thanksgiving. Julie As she has for eight years puts some of grandpas Christmas cards in the a world s largest mail the postmaster traditionally leads the a email Early Quot Parade each year by mailing his greeting very Early in the Hope that greater Cincinnati residents will follow his example. Scanlon behind Julie in photo said cooperation in Early mailing by area residents has been a fantastic in recent Thelma Morgan scholarship fund to provide for two awards 100% coverage of Anderson township it. Washington Newtown California every tuesday. Forest Hills journal december 13, 1977. Published weekly on tuesdays at 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244. Circulation audited by a a the annual fund raising drive for the Benefit of the Thelma Morgan memorial scholarship fund of the Forest Hills school District is now underway according to Kenneth j. Furrier the executor of the fund. The reported that the drive a got Oft to an excellent Start with donations being received from the Nev town Pat the Summit Pat and the Wilson Pat. A additional donations from individuals and organizations Are now being sought a furrier added. Jan Morrissey Anderson High school Counselor and member of the funds executive Board indicated that past support of the fund has been since 1969 when the fund was established nine students have received $925 in scholarships with the balance of the fund increasing each year until it is currently More than $2500. She pointed out however that a your balance has to reach $5000 before the fund becomes completely during the 1976-77 school year almost $400 was donated to the fund. Mrs. Morrissey added that she hoped a similar amount would be donated again this year. The fund will sponsor two scholarships this year. Turpin High school Counselor Pat White a member of the funds executive Board explained that one scholarship would be awarded to a graduate of has and another to a graduate of the. A we Hope to continue this practice a she commented a and increase the amount of each scholarship if Community support warrants. A All donations to the fund should be sent to the Thelma Morgan memorial scholarship fund care of Kenneth j. Furrier Forest Hills school District 7575 Beechmont ave., Cincinnati o. 45230. Contribution Ever to Anderson he said that four years ago when they planned their first haunted House the Jaycees had Hopes of making a much larger donation to the Community. By staying local with the project to give entertainment to the area residents continued to Page 6 journal deadlines and Vance b sea use of Holiday in order to give journal employees the Opportunity to celebrate the Christmas holidays with their families deadlines for the tuesday dec. 27 journal will be stepped up a Day. Following Are the deadlines for that Issue All news 9 . Wednesday dec. 21. All display advertising 4 . Wednesday. Dec. 21. All classified liner ads it . Thursday dec. 22. All a too late to classify ads if . Friday dec. 23. The journal appreciates the cooperation of All in observing these deadlines. Thank you. Trial dates expected set for Ralston a delay has been granted in the pre trial conference for Larry Ralston on four charges of aggravated murder originally set last tuesday. The new conference Date is dec. 19 at 4 30 . Before judge Ralph a. Hill. Trial dates will probably be set at that time Harold Attix Cincinnati attorney has been retained by mrs. Myrtle Ralston to represent her son. Ralston who declared himself indigent was represented at the arraignment by Clermont county Public defender Bill Walker when the first pre trial Date was set. Attix with offices in the Carew Tower filed notice dec. 1 that he was replacing Walker As trial attorney. The following Day Douglas m. Mansfield first National Bank building filed notice with the court that he would be associated with Attix in Ralston a defense. On dec. 5 Mansfield made formal request for a Bill of particulars from Robert a. Jones prosecuting attorney setting up the nature of the offence for which Ralston was charged and the alleged conduct of the defendant constituting that offence. Also filed at the same time was a demand for discovery to allow the defense attorneys to inspect and copy or photograph documents records tests testimony and statements made by the defendant to the court prosecutor or police authorities lists of prosecution witnesses and All evidence in the c3s6. Separate requests for information were filed in each of the four cases. Hamilton county sheriffs department is still investigating the possible connection Between the 28-year-old Norwood Man and the death of Mary Ruth Hopkins 21, of Cincinnati a East end whose body was found in Anderson township on june 30,1976. Chief Deputy Victor Carelli said he has discussed the Case with the Hamilton county prosecutor and no charges had been filed by late wednesday for the Hopkins murder. Another death of a Young woman Linda sue Dyer of North College Hill remains unsolved. Deputy Carelli said the police never Overlook someone like Ralston who has been indicted for similar crimes but he is not considered a suspect in the Dyer Case to the same degree that he is a suspect in the Mary Hopkins Case. Miss Dyer was stabbed the other victims were apparently strangled. Ralston was indicted by a Clermont county special grand jury on nov. 29 for the deaths of Diane sue Mccrobie 17, Springfield township Elaina Bear 15, Northside Linda Kay Harmon 17, Anderson township and Nancy Grigsby 22, Withamsville. /

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