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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - February 5, 1975, Cincinnati, OhioPlans made for varied events for 1975, 1976bicentennial starts today in area the two year Bicentennial Celebration for Anderson township. It. Washington and Cherry Grove areas kicked off this morning with the first event. At Turpin Middle school at 9 30 . Feb. 5. Ben Turpin will read the first of two letters written by Thomas Jefferson at his Virginia Home a a Shadwell to his Uncle Thomas Turpin. Ben Turpin is a relative of the recipient of the letter. Events have been planned through july of this year and for Many dates in 1976, according to Hay Handley chairman of the sons of the inheritance of the american revolution the group designated sponsors of the area Celebration Here. Handley today urged the residents and business people of the area to join in helping to plan and work on the Celebration. Celebrated is the 200th anniversary of the american revolution in the area. Group will fund its activities through the Purchase of window and bumper stickers which May be used anywhere in the world. Other activities already planned for the group March 23, 1975 Patrick Henry will be portrayed making his famed a give me Liberty or give me death speech at St. Johns Church at the Beechmont mall. Characters expected to be in full dress costume for the occasion will be George Washington Thomas Jefferson Peyton Randolf Robert Carter Nicholas Benjamin Harrison Richard Henry Lee and Ben Franklin. This speech will be repeated it schools or clubs upon request. April 19,1975. Paul Revere a ride to Lexington a one if by land two if by sea will be at Turpin Middle school. On la . That Day at it was lollipops and music at Sherwood i Llu l of and Stuk y my Diane dime the children and their parents filled the Sherwood auditorium. There was a Lollipop for every child after the concert. A multitude of children the Cincinnati symphony series. Orchestra on the Bells., gathered at Sherwood orchestra. Mrs. Smith chairpersons for the after the concert each elementary recently for a Hammelrath and mrs Eric Sherwood concert were mrs child received a Lollipop. Lollipop concert presented Schaumloffel Are the a c Myers and mrs. Courtesy of the Kroger by the Cincinnati symphony chairpersons for the 1975 Brendan Crotty both from company. Chamber orchestra ii. Mark Cleghorn conducted. ,. A a a the concerts which Are is a being presented at schools in the greater Cincinnati v area Are sponsored by the. Pm la Ftp Friday Nighter a division of a ii a my a the women s committee of a a 4 it Jav amp the concerts were open to youngsters age 4 to 8. Children from the audience visited the various sections of the orchestra during Frank Proto s a doodles an introduction to the orchestra. Three a a clowns danced to the dance of the clowns from the opera a the Snow Korsakoff. Anderson township. The 34 members of the chamber orchestra ii played a variety of pieces including dance of the clowns from the opera a the Snow Maiden by Rimsky Korsakoff Beethoven a egmont overture opus 84and Mendelssohn so a Midsummer nights wedding March. Doodles an introduction to the orchestra was written especially for the Lollipop concerts by Frank Proto. Proto plays base in the orchestra. The children joined in the singing of a Yankee one Young boy from the audience conducted the orchestra in its rendition of a Jingle Bells a one girl from the audience accompanied the the 1975 Lollipop concerts Are made possible by Grants from the Andrew Jergens foundation the greater Cincinnati foundation and the Kroger company. The Sherwood concert was sponsored by the Anderson township Branch of the first National Bank of Cincinnati. Donors for the concert were Alfieri set. Washington pharmacy Brewer company Dravo corporation. Graffus to amp radio service Joe Graue construction company Hader hardware in Forestville Clyde Ingram insurance company Plainville Concrete company Schneller heating air conditioning Swallen a and t. P. White funeral Home. Beechmont mall will be reenactment in full costume of the confrontation of minute men and British soldiers on Lexington common at Lexington mass. Eight minute men died and and 10 wounded there. At 2 tha t Day at Cherry Grove Plaza there will be re enactment of the a shot fired that was heard around the this was done by Farmers stopping British soldiers at the old North Bridge in Concord mass. June 17, 1975 Battle of Breeds Hill and Bunker Hill a British Victory at great Price to americans will 1m re enacted in full costume at Swanbery Park. It. Washington. July 20, 1975 Benjamin Franklin proposes confederation at the meeting of the Continental Congress will be depicted in full costume at Cherry Grove Plaza. Scheduled in 1976 already Are several events on Jan. 19, 1976 de Wright of the journal will read from a pamphlet a common sense a written and published by Tom Paine. July 2,1976 Continental Congress vote is unanimous for Independence Resolution a ceremony on this will be conducted. July 4, 1976 delivery of the Thomas Jefferson declaration of Independence before Congress will be observed in full costume at several Sites. Expected to be also observed Are Washington crossing Delaware and Forest Hills Board discusses $340,000 Forest Hills Board of education was to discuss in a work session monday night what if anything can be done to get the democratic controlled state legislature to work additional Money into a state formula rather than Grant a one time sum. According to a Democrat Bill which has passed the Ohio House and is Likely to Breeze through the Senate this week Forest Hills is expected to get $340,000. This Money will help the financial picture of the District for Calendar 1975 but will not help in opening the new Turpin High school proposed for september 1976, supt. Robert a Wolf told the journal. Information supplied Wolf by school administration lobbies to said gov. James a. Rhodes is expected to sign the democrats Bill. Wolf said it is a High time the legislature will take a look at the formula for financing schools. This he added is More important to districts like Forest Hills. _ Valley area superintendents will meet feb. 13 with legislators including state senator Michael Maloney and rep. Frank h. Mayfield jr., but it is believed that the Money Issue will have already a been passed by that time. Legislature granted Forest Hills about $156,000 earlier in this school year which helped Cut Down the deficit forecast for the Calendar year. Present action is putting the school officials in a bad Light with their voters Wolf noted. Milford school Board last week voiced the same sentiments. Battle at Trenton . And Princeton . Handley Sill Hopper listed continued to Page 6 Cobb Lett seek election journal designated a a official publication for Bicentennial news the Forest Hills journal has been designated the a official publication for news of the Bicentennial Celebration in Anderson township new town. It. Washington and Cherry making the authorization was Ray Handley chairman for the sons of the inheritance of the american revolution 1976, which will head up celebrations in various sections of the area. Handley said he realized the journal has Long been promoting the Bicentennial in its pages and Felt it could very effectively put out the word on the Bicentennial activities to All the residents of the area. After receiving notification from Handley publisher . Wright said a the journal has Long realized the significance of the Bicentennial celebrations everywhere and. We have wanted to have a major part in this historical moment the Only one like it in our he pointed out the journal papers in the summer of 1974 started their Bicentennial coverage with a series of articles on the history of the revolutionary period of Robert g. Hartje professor of history at Wittenberg University. Wright announced the journal would be participating in other Bicentennial activities and will provide the most extensive coverage possible of the Bicentennial activities of the Eastern Hamilton county area. Similar activities of note in the entire greater Cincinnati area will also be published. Gradison to fight to keep same township during a Jingle Bells one Little girl accompanied the orchestra on the Bells left and one lad directed above. A. W. Cobb Allen Lett two it. Washington residents Are seeking offices in the Federated civic associations of Hamilton county. A. W. Cobb now 1st vice president is unopposed for the office of president. Allen Lett is running for governor he faces Strong opposition. Cobb will succeed Dolores a. Lipka who has served Over the past two years. The Federal civic associations of Hamilton county will have its 67th annual election and banquet thursday february 13, at the Netherland Hilton hotel at 7 . Cobb lives at 2218 Salvador Lett resides at 6715 hidden Hills drive. Both Are Active in civic affairs and Community organizations. Revenue shares Cong. Willis Gradison expects to fight next year for keeping the Revenue sharing Money coming so it wont Hurt smaller communities such As Anderson township and Newtown. Gradison is known to be very supportive of the present concept of Revenue sharing and May propose legislation to help the City of Cincinnati while not hurting the suburban areas. Most Small communities like Anderson have been using the Revenue sharing income Well. Gradison does t want to see Competition Between the City and the suburbs on the Revenue sharing question said an official of Gradison a office. Ron Roberts chief aide to Cong. Gradison and two other aides Tim Miller and Tim Browning attended a meeting of the Anderson township trustees Jan. 30. They were informed that trustees John of Brien and Tom. Taylor at the state trustees meeting Jan. 24 and 25 first Learned of a Brookings in station report which proposed that Revenue sharing funds be taken away from townships by doing away with a sharing formula Rule that guarantees townships 20 per cent of the per capital share spent in the state Roberts said the report caused a a lot of Flake in Washington when it was made Public. Funding of Revenue sharing is guaranteed for another Check he said. Trustees clerk e. Walter Black told Roberts the township just received one Check. Present system expires in june 1976. A next year we fight the Roberts said. Gradison is on the government operations committee which is to recommend the new formula to Congress. Members for this committee Are still being selected the chief aide commented. All boards of trustees in Hamilton county will be sent a list of members so they will be Able to conduct letter writing pressure campaigns if necessary. Roberts regards the revelations of continued to Page 6 reversible Lane soon to be in operation it. Washington is not too far away from having its reversible Lane in operation on the Beechmont ave. Hill. According to Omer Trippel. Cincinnati construction Engineer the new traffic pattern should be in operation by the end of february. Cincinnati City Council member James Cissell raised the question about the project at Council last week. The question of whether work was continuing on the project was brought to his attention Cissell told the journal. Consequently he asked the City manager to report on the Progress of the improvements and construction on the levee and the Hill. A Progress is being made a Trippel said pointing out that work is now being done underneath the Bridge Over the Little Miami River work not readily visible to the passing Motorist. Trippel added that paving of the median area should begin this week barring bad weather conditions. Waterproofing of the Bridge and the final paving will be delayed until the Spring but the reversible Lane will be into operation before then. The Bridge was originally constructed in two sections. In order to use the Middle strip for part of a Lane the two sections had to be anchored together. That Job should be completed this week with the paving of the median area commencing soon barring bad weather conditions. Waterproofing the Bridge and the final paving will be delayed until the Spring but the reversible Lane will be put into operation before then. There has been no change in contractor Trippel said when asked about a Rumor that was circulating. There Are different sub contractors he noted and people May see different trucks. However the original contractor is still on the Job Trippel added. The total reversible Lane project involves two lanes each Way across the Little Miami River Bridge an acceleration Lane from or 32 at the Bridge and a reversible Lane up the Hill regulated by signals. The acceleration Lane will be about the same length As the one from Wilmer ave. To the levee. There is no definite Date set for the beginning of operation of the traffic signal at Beechmont and ranch Vale at Redfield. According to the traffic engineers office. It should be put on a a Flash within the next couple weeks the flashing Light will be used for a seven Day period to Alert users that a Light has been installed. Beechmont ave. Motorists will have a flashing yellow Light ranch Vale and Redfield motorists will have a flashing red Light after the seven Day period the signal will be in full opera ton. Inside the journal automotive 9 business review 14 chess column 24 Church 20 classifieds 21,22 editorial 16,17 Foley Bernice 4 Public forum 17 Smalley Stephen to by sightings 17 Forest Hills journal february 5, 1975. Published weekly on wednesdays at 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244. Controlled circulation postage paid at Cincinnati Ohio. Newspaper project Ohio historical society 1-71 and 17th ave. Columbus. Ohio 43211 to test the ills journal100% coverage of i Anderson township Home. Washington w m m r a Newtown a Californi Oby . Mail cd 564 Batavia Pike vol 14 no 38 wednesday february 5, 1975__2 sections 24 pages o Cincinnati Ohio 45244

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