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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - January 10, 1978, Cincinnati, OhioVol. 17 no. 43 january 10, t?7� single copy 15c nearly new shop provides bargains for local families by Cheryl Bauer staff writer a real bargain is hard to come by these Days Bat there is one store in the area that regularly Sells men s suits for $3 and ladies warm Winter Coats for $1. Newtown a nearly new shop has been in business for about 10 years and during that time has provided Low priced clothing and household goods to hundreds of area families. A the main purpose of the store is to see that people done to have to go without proper clothes a a Franklin alter coordinator of the program. Explained. Alter is a member of St. Thomas episcopal Church in Terrace Park one of the our churches that operate the store Armstrong Chapel United methodist in Indian Hill the ind n Hill presbyterian episcopal Church and St. Timothy a episcopal Church on Beechmont ave. Are the other three churches involved. Rev. George Hupp is director of the inter Parish ministry which operates the store As Well As other projects. A there Are numerous groups of people in the area who at one time or another need food clothing or shelter we respond to these needs Quot Rev. Hupp explained a this is almost like a Goodwill store. The principal donors of merchandise to the store Are members of the four congregations. Other area churches and individuals have also been generous in donating items. A we get anything from a few sweaters to a whole truckload of items when someone moves into a new House or someone has died and the family does no to want to keep the belongings a Rev Hupp said. Customers can visit the store at 3509 Debolt Street to browse and buy from 10 . To 3 . Monday tuesday wednesday and Friday and i monday evenings from 6 to 9. The store which has recently acquired some fresh Interior paint and storm windows is located in the lower portion of the masonic Lodge Hall. Racks and Racks of suits sport Coats Slacks Winter Coats for men women and children dresses jumpers and even form is and girl scout uniforms line one Large room in the building there Are so Many warm Winter clothes that the store is holding a buy one. Get one free Sale during january on menus suits and women a sweaters Slacks and Coats. Shoes of every size style and color Are for Sale As Well As clothing for infants sweaters blouses and almost every article of clothing you can find in any department store the difference is the prices. The average Price for clothing is 75 cents to $1 and hardly any item Sells for More than $5. The nearly new shop As the name implies accepts Only Quality items As donations. In fact some donations Are new and arrive at the store with the original Price tags on them never worn by someone who decided the color or size Wasny to right and chose to donate the clothing to the store rather than return it. Although there is a Volunteer who does some mending All clothing donations should be clean and in Good condition when donated. Volunteers who also serve As sales clerks sort and Price the clothing and other items when they first come into the store. Items that Are not acceptable for the nearly new shop Are sent on to some other organization such As volunteers of America Rev. Hupp noted. All items Are logged and color coded when they arrive at the store. If an item Hasni to sold in three volunteers Dottle Evans left and Dimpie Murrell look Over some of the Many ladies dresses that Are available at the nearly new shop in Newtown. The store run by four local churches also offers clothing for men and children at bargain prices. Months the Price is marked Down even further and becomes a Bonus Sale item. If it still does t sell it is passed on to another organization about Twenty five volunteers currently take turns working at the store they sort and Price clothing act As sales clerks and generally keep the store clean and in order. And on their off Days they sometimes come in to browse and pick up a bargain. Menus clothing moves the slowest at the store because1 fewer men come in to shop. There is a Good selection of menus clothing though and alter is currently sizing several pairs of Slacks that arrived without size tags to make customers selections easier. There is a dressing room for customers to try on clothes children a clothing shoes and accessories move the fastest. Rev. Hupp said. Some families who done to have friends or relatives to pass infants clothing on to donate the items to the store As their babies outgrow them. Grandparents who Are moving out of the area Are also a Good source for toys or infants furniture they used to keep on hand for visiting grandchildren appliances like washing machines and refrigerators and furniture such As Beds sofas and chairs sell the quickest. A a we la go to people s Homes to pick up furniture or appliances am we Don t even get it in the door at the. Continued to Page 3 or. And mrs. Gampfer fondly Admire new daughter Anna Marie their first child. Journal photo Bauer. Goshen baby wins journal contest homemade solar system heats Home Anna Marie Gampfer is the Winner of the 14th first Raby contest of the journal a Anna Marie is toe first child of or. And mrs. Charles Gampfer jr., 6754 Plum St., Goshen. She was born at 8 47 . Jan. 1 at Bethesda base Hospital. She weighed in at 8 lb.9 of. And was 2iv4 inches Long at birth. Anna Marie has Brown hair and Blue eyes. Charles is an employee of Jeff Wyler Chevrolet Batavia. Anna Marie and parents were doing Fine at last report. The new baby and her parents will be Given a number of prizes from scores of leading area merchants. The merchants and their prizes a $5 gift certificate for baby food from Lucas Fine foods a $20 gift certificate from Shii Litow a 15 Bank account for toe new baby at Beechmont Ford baby a first prescription filled free at St Noel apothecary fruit Basket from p amp j fruit Market two free car washes at Beechmont car Wash. Baby ring from Mcalpin a West clock transistor radio from Salem hardware 55 gift certificate from Roy Rogers 55 savings account from Southern Ohio Bank 55 gift certificate from Andres Supply a birth announcement Candle from Windy a 55 gift certificate from Sherlock Security two dinners from Long John Silver Silver set from custom jewellers nightlight with stand from the lighting Center. One year free membership in the Beechmont Racquet club infant love seat from Queen City Chevrolet baby a cup spoon and Fork from Smith jewellers 55 savings account from ban Ohio $5 gift certificate from. Green Valley diaper bag from Woolworth a dinner for parents at Larosae a 20 percent off at Amelia carpet Center engine tune up at Eastern Hills tire Center $10 Worth of baby food at Sheatzley a $10 gift certificate from Pride Highlander laundries and dry cleaners a Plant arrangement from Cowperthwaite Florist. Three month membership at Beechmont Nautilus baby diary from medic enter pharmacy contour Cut and set for toe Mother from hair plus and a free service Call for a television stereo or microwave oven from uni Dyne. By Cheryl Bauer staff writer Dean Trindle has a sunny Outlook on the nation s Energy crisis. His Cherry Grove Home is heated partially by a solar heating system that he built himself. Trindle is concerned about the shortages and waste of Energy and the increasingly High Price of Energy. Solar Energy he feels is an excellent Way to combat those trends. A a it a there for the taking Quot he says of solar Energy a a it a there for free. I can to imagine anybody who is building a new Home not considering solar Trindle his wife Sharry and son Dean jr., have lived in their present Home for several years. Deans Energy saving Handiwork began last year when he built a specially designed fireplace for the family room. Unlike most fireplace which draw in warm air from outside the Energy saving fireplace draws air adjacent garage the family room is non live to to degrees warmer than the rest of the House when the fireplace is lighted and the family practically lives in toe room Trindle says. He thought that the fireplace would be his last major project for a while but last Spring a Friend. Mike Wade who teaches school in Indiana inspired him to design and build the solar heating system. Wade stayed with the Trindles while in town for a convention and told them about the research he was doing on solar heating. He and Trindle Drew up some rough plans for the system and Trindle began the project in May. Working nights and weekends for six months he constructed the system spending about $1,500. That is about one fourth the retail Cost of such a Tern according to Trindle. A solar heat can t do it All but it continued to Page 2 it. Washington business District developments set Cincinnati City Council has approved funding for the Start of improvements for the it. Washington business District. Joe Dehner attorney who is the head of the it. Washington business development committee told that group last thursday night that $130,000 will be coming about May 1, the Start of the fiscal year for Community development funds some $100,000 of this Money will trustees expected to seek tax hike Anderson township trustees probably will be asking the township taxpayers for More Money this year. How much or when has not been decided but comments have been made by at least toe majority of the Board that a Levy is Likely. John of Brien former president wrote in a journal article that order to maintain this High level of services we feel it is a virtual necessity that sometime during the coming year 1978 we will be asking toe Community for additional millage a the subject was discussed at the trustees last meeting of 1977 according to new president Tom Taylor. He sees a tax Levy As the last alternative. Paul Schurb township counsel is looking into what the trustees must do to put an Issue on the ballot either at toe june primary or the november general election. Any decision is not Likely to be made until possibly february or March Taylor said since trustees want to study All of toe facts possible before reaching a decision Schuch May have some Dato for trustees at their next scheduled meeting toe regular Jan. 19 meeting. Trustees and de Stagnaro fire chief have discussed the matter at continued to Page 9 be earmarked for Purchase and removal of three residences on South part of Beechmont parking will be put in that area behind toe stores. Work is not seen to be started until 1979 or 1980. Council should approve the plan for the record. About $18,000 will go for salaries of planners and $12,000 for according to Dan Sweeney a City architect. The final format of toe it. Washington architectural focus study was presented to those business persons present. The Public affairs committee of it. Washington Junior women a club Forest Hills journal 544 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244528-1111 100% coverage of Anderson township it. Washington Newtown California every tues a. Forest Mills journal january 10, iffy published weekly on tuesdays at 504 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244. Circulation audited by will pass out reports to managers of businesses not represented at the meeting. Carol Simons chairman of that committee said her organization will have its fund Raiser one grand bail in april and some part of toe proceeds Likely will go towards revamping the it. Washingtron business District. Sweeney still wants to see Oxford place turned into a a a Destriam Plaza with tree line walks and benches. Also proposed Are Trees planted in front of Kroger a and fifth third Bank. The focus study Tes provided suggestions by Sweeney on How business can upgrade the front of their individual business. Committee members would like to see businesses take Down their hanging frontal signs but have voted not to make it mandatory. City Council has been unwilling to pass a sign ordinance either it was pointed out. In Many instances Sweeney has suggested that businesses paint their exterior fronts and or add appropriate landscaping. There has been some discussion with both Cincinnati Bell and Cincinnati Gas amp electric about putting underground the High wires along the sidewalks of the business District. The women a club committee c continued to Page 3 Dean Trindle and son. Dean jr., age 7, stand beside the solar collector panel Trindle built to heat the family Scherry Grove Speaks thursday James t. Luken former mayor of Cincinnati is expected to receive some keen questions at the Anderson township chamber of Commerce meeting Jan. L2.Luken will address toe chamber on a City and county relations Quot at noon at the hot shoppes restaurant Beechmont mall Luken was mayor from dec. 1, 1976 to dec. 1,1977 and has been a member of City Council since 1975 in the three years prior to then he was a member of the Ohio state legislature. He is now chairman of the Council finance committee. Prior to his election to Council Luken was a representative from the 24th District to toe Ohio House representing the 24th District including Bond Hill Carthage Winton Hills general areas of toe City As Well As the smaller cities of Norwood St. Bernard Elmwood place Golf Manor Lincoln Heights Arlington Heights Lockland Amberley and parts of Springfield and Sycamore townships. The lifetime City resident and Navy Veteran Luken has been a College lecturer labor Leader and credit Union officer. After graduating from. Norwood High school he began a career in the Dairy business in which he is still associated. In 1948, he was elected president and business manager of the Dairy employees Union and has continued to hold that office. He is the father of four children All graduates of Cincinnati Public schools and the University of Cincinnati since 1950, he has been an Active civic and political Leader in the City. The meeting is open to the Public Luken has been a prime advocate of urging the county resident to pay More for services in the cite of Cincinnati

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