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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - March 19, 1975, Cincinnati, OhioI e w 3 Pape r p to j e o t Ohio historical comic to �1-71 and 17th 43211 Forest vol. 14 no. 44 ,. Wednesday Morch 19, 1975youth is drinking More at earlier age 100% coverage of Anderson township a it. Washington a Newtown a California by . Mail $44 Batavia Pike. Cincinnati. Ohio 45244 xxx 4 sections 36 pages alcohol the most commonly used drug. Quot 1 a in rim it i a journal report by Diane Dube one morning two years ago the principal of a local Middle school was walking Down the Hall before classes. Strolling up the Hall was a 15 year old youth bottle of pop in one hand and a fifth of whiskey in the other he took a swig out of one then a swig out of the other. According to a Story often repeated by a former juvenile court judge in Hamilton county a seven year old boy was once brought into general Hospital in a Drunken coma. From seven to seventeen today a youth of All Ages Are using alcohol. According to officials judges and teenagers the journal area youth Are no exception. Teenagers Are drinking More and at an earlier age. While it does t appear that alcohol has taken the place of other drugs statistics indicate that alcohol is the most widely used drug among youth today. In an extensive Survey recently conducted h4 the journal some startling facts emerged a the frequency of alcoholic abuse among the teenage group has increased sharply during the last five years nearly 8000 Young americans Are killed each year in drunk driving accidents most Are killed by people their own age. Sixty per cent of All teenage traffic deaths last year were due to alcohol during 1973, approximately 75 per cent of the enlistees Ages 17-19 in the army and Navy experienced varying problems with alcohol �?52 per cent of All alcoholics had an Alco hic Parent although there Are several programs in exist a nce or being set up judges school officials and youth seem to agree that the Parent is the sole person who has the influence to Deal with this problem. This is the first in a series of articles about these topics and others. Information has been gathered from a number of sources including the juvenile courts of Hamilton and Clermont counties the Hamilton county Council on alcoholism the Clermont county youth services Bureau the family services alcohol project of Che Hamilton county the Hamilton and Clermont county police departments the Ohio legislative service commission the . Department of health education and welfare the Ohio department of liquor control the National Insi Tutton alcohol abuse and alcoholism Niava and youth principals and counsellors in the journal area. Quot we drank because it was fun. Drinking to get according to a 1974 study prepared by the Niava 60 per cent of All seventh Grade students in the country have tried alcoholic beverages-63 per cent of the boys and 54 per cent of the girls ninety per cent of All High school seniors have tried alcohol or drink it regidarly-93 per cent of the boys and 87 per cent of the girls. Thirty six per cent of All teenagers reported that they were a a drunk at least four times during the year. Approximately 15 per cent of All High school seniors consumed enough alcohol including Beer to be drunk at least once a week. Locally a 1974 Survey of Clermont county indicates Fiat 17 per cent of Clermont county students in grades 7 through 12 report drinking alcohol frequently. Thirty one per cent Are Light users and 42 per cent of the students do not drink. The highest incidence of alcoholic use appears to occur in grades 11 and 12, where 23 per cent and 27 per cent of the students respectively indicated a a heavy use of alcohol. The Clermont Survey was taken of 2937 students with Validity checks to insure accuracy according to or. Steven Katkin executive director of the Community mental health Center of Clermont county. The Overall figures of the county were identical to National surveys done he related. A also we found the degree of different drugs varied according to what we know of the availability of drugs in those areas a or. Katkin pointed out. A we consider alcohol a drug because its usually consumed to change ones state of awareness a he added. A a it a generally not consumed for nutritional value and anytime you Are taking something that a affecting ones notional state cognitive processes thought processes you re using it As a a similar Survey was conducted in the Cincinnati Public schools of a stratified random Sample of secondary school classes grades 7 to 12. Some 6,330 student took part in the Survey. The most commonly used drug is alcohol the Survey indicated. On the average 70 per cent of the students surveyed reported using this drug to some degree few times one or More a week at the 7th Grade level 52 per cent reported using alcohol. This figure continues to escalate up through the grades with 82 per cent of the 12th graders reporting use of this drug. Marijuana was the next commonly used drug with 38 per cent of the student reporting usage. These two surveys Are probably the Best statistics available on teenage drinking. The statistics available in the court Only reflect those who have been caught drinking. School principals and counsellors can also get a biased View. The principal May not see what is going on in the restrooms or out in he parking lot. The Counselor May conclude that everybody is drinking because most of the students he or she deals with do drink. One principal said he had no firm data just bits and Noces of gossip that led him to feel that the kids Are drinking More than in the past. A that kind of thing is hard to pinpoint a one local counsellor said. A a lot of students who come to me Are those who have different kinds of problems but they re the ones who have been involved with drinking and drugs. The students who done to need you except for schedule changes or career guidance Are probably the ones that done to to the youth that rum with a a drinking crowd a it appears that everybody drinks. Conversely those that done to drink May not be aware of the group that does. A efm sure there is More drinking at the upper Ages a judge Olive Holmes Hamilton county juvenile court said. A but i am surprised at the amount of drinking at the lower Ages. But of course that would impress me when i have pm my docket 12,13, and 14 year Olds that alcohol has played some part in what in a hearing. I m amazed at the age of the kid and the things that Are said about Quot the kids who Aren t taking alcohol for stress they re often taking it out of profound boredom of being a teenager in our modern income of the family has an affect on the Type of drug used according to or. Katkin. Margery Davis of the protective services Hamilton county welfare department said it is not a pressing problem for the youngsters she is involved with. They Are from poverty families where there Are More pressing problems. One High school counsellor told the journal youngsters in All different social groups i think the ones who done to do Well academically probably tend to be involved to a larger per cent they re frustrated with school and have a negative image about school a she Sid. Several youth confirmed that. One said that she thought a everyone drinks now rather than take drugs because its the big thing to another said it is sometimes hard to Tell if someone is drinking of smoking marijuana a you never know because there Are some really straight people that i think Are straight and that in a really surprised at. A a the clerk Root Survey indicated that usage of Beer and wine is double for males Over what it is for females. The Survey also indicated that More boys use alcohol at an earlier age than girls. For other drugs boys and 1 the Law amp alcohol lest yourself what do you know about the Laws applicable to teenage drinking test yourself on the following quiz published by the Public information division of the Ohio department of liquor control. Answers and a discussion of the Laws will be included in next weeks article about a area youth a and alcohol. A i it is against Ohio Law for anyone but his own parents Legal guardian or physician to give intoxicating alcoholic beverages to a person under the age of 21. T f 2 if you Are underage and try to buy a drink there is no violation of Ohio Law if the Sale is refused. T f 3. An underage person can have his driving privileges suspended it he uses a false Driver s License to buy a drink. T f 4. A person under the age of 18 who pays for a Beer is subject to punish ment by juvenile court. 5. An 18-year-old who tries to buy wine can receive a Fine and up to six months in jail. T f 6 a record of being convicted for breaking the Law such As for illegal drinking usually has no effect a persons chances of getting a Iob or getting into College. T f 7. Persons under 18 can work in a distillery brewery and other places where malt or alcoholic liquors Are manufactured packed a radioed or bottled. T f 8. Under Ohio Law a person can drink at age 18 a. A a High Beer and wine b. 3.2 per cent Beer 9. Under Ohio Law a person who is 18 can handle and sell a. Wine liquor or a High Beer in sealed containers b. Cocktails by the Glass 10. Under Ohio Law a person can drink hard liquor at a. Age 19 b age 20 c. Age 21 i area youth i amp i alcohol nose girls Start at the same level but usage among girls does not appear to increase As it does for boys a probably the Guys Start drinking a Little bit sooner a local High school counsellor said. A they seem to be a Little bit Freer. Parents Are a Little More restrictive on the girls. I think Guys have the Chance to get out More. Usually the girls get into it in High school rarely before a i think this Isa real cultural thing a or. Katkin said. A we have a very definite notion of whom drinks and i think again it is More associated with boys than with girls generally research has shown that if a girl has a drinking problem its much More severe because she a going against a social taboo. Its not nifty. Its Cool for a girl to be High on pot among her group but its not Cool to be drunk. It might be for a Guy but not for a girl. Usually a girl by her cultural role is supposed to be sober the sensible rational one7 judge Holmes sees things from behind the Bench and from her Vantage Point its the girls who Are involved at an earlier age. Continued to Page 9 Ponci i a a a a. Reappointed by school Board Forest Hills Board of education monday night was expected to reappoint three District administrators As Well As five Prin. Cirals and assistant principals. Terms Start aug. 1,1975. A recommended reappointed Are James a Clemmons direct Yum ? Reading special services Thomas Gallenstein director of Pupil personnel services and Edward l. Hoffer director of personnel services. All Are fir three year terms. Principals recommended reappointed for two year contracts Are Keith Wieland Turpin Middle school and Donald Stringfield Ayer elementary. Recommended for one year contracts Are William Meyers. Newtown elementary Robert Keplinger Maddux elementary Donald Smith Anderson Middle. Kenneth furrier High school assistant principal was expected to be Given a three year contract Smalley wins aviation award Stephen b. Smalley has won first place in a state wide journalism contest for aviation writing in a. Smalt publication. The award is Given by the Ohio aviation trades association. Announcement was made last week. The journal columnist will receive a Check for $100 and a plaque at the april 10 meeting of the Lunken Airport users committee. Smalley received the award for his series of articles i Lunken Airport. The articles appeared in his column a glancing Back a which appears biweekly in the journal. Good things have come in threes for Smalley. The Anderson township historical. Society recently honoured him on the occasion of his 75th birthday. Also the Ohio House of representatives issued a testimonial to the journal columnist. A fall of these things happening a Smalley said a i done to understand it he admitted writing the articles was hard work a but darn it it was interesting. I like digging in the past a a a we at Lunken Airport and the users committee feel very i highly about Stephen Smalley and the work he does a said Walt Williamson president of the users committee. A a he a diligent in uncovering things Many of us old timers have forgotten a about. He digs in he goes Back aim gets newspaper1 accounts. He gets pictures. I think this is what a really Williamson added that planes have been Landing at Lunken for 55 years and a in that time its accumulated quite a bit of history. And it tends to Gat lost unless someone like Stephen Smalley digs into Williamson called the series the a Best history compilation on the Airport. There Are two categories in the contest i Small publications and Large publications based on circulation. The award will be presented to Smalley on april 10 at 5 30 . At the airmen a club administration building at Lunken Airport. Expected Given two year contracts Are Robert Galvin High school Bruce Mcclure elementary Michael Penwell Middle school and miss Rosemary Schroeder elementary. It see budget figures and the expected adopted Calendar on Page 11. In other business the Board was expected to approve the school Calendar for 1975-76 which called for a Christmas vacation of . 24 to Jan. 5. It also Calls for a weeks Spring vacation april 5-9. Hear and discuss a report on student smoking from an and hoc committee headed by William Kaiser vice president of the Board. Parents on the committee Are e. Dunkelman and e. Bergdahl. K. Furrier and r. Galvin Are administration members f. Van de Venter is faculty member while j. Davis and c. Jones Arfe student members. Hear a report from the Hamilton county mathematics committee. Learn that enrolment in the adult education in not As great As in past years both for the second semester and for the first semester. There were 37 courses offered the first and 39 the second. These Are the most classes Ever. Coordinator of the program is Ken furrier assistant principal of the High school. Release from contract Stephen l. Beery Sherwood elementary fifth level teacher effective aug. 31. Also expected to be released were mrs. Investigate Blaze damage was estimated at $10,000 in a Fife March 21 at Withrow High. The arson squad was investigating the Blaze that started in a storage room in the rear of the auditorium. There was extensive heat and smoke damage up through the fourth floor according to a fire marshal. He added the fire was contained to the first floor. Mary Auxier bus Driver and Ralph Matthews custodian at Anderson Middle school Grant mrs. Weldona Agee Anderson Middle school language arts teacher a leave of absence from sept. 1,1975 to aug. 31,1976. Appoint As substitute teachers miss Harriet Beecher. Mrs. Elizabeth ctr Gopian mrs. Barbara Collins mrs. Dorothy Essex mrs. Isabel Freer David Maslowski mrs. Sandra Moore and mrs. Sarah von Lehman. All but mrs. Chapman Patrick Henry s speech to be recreated Here another in a series of historical observances sponsored by the sons of the inheritance of the american revolution-1976 will be at 1 . March 23 at the rain Fountain of Beechmont mall. Tony cow Vitski an Amateur actor will be dressed in the appropriate costume As he recreates Patrick Henry a famous speech a give me Liberty or give me also at the presentation will be a number of historical characters also portrayed by Amateur actors. Historical characters include George Washington Benjamin Franklin Thomas Jefferson Benjamin Harrison Peyton ran Dolf Robert Carter Nicholas and Richard Henry Lee. Public is urged to see the free show put i by the local group As a part of the local areas Observance of the Bicentennial. An antique show will be at the mall at the same time. Trustees meet thursday Anderson township trustees will hold their March meeting at 7 30 . March 27 at the Beechmont ave. Firehouse. Public is invited. Now is the time to prepare for the Tornado season Tornado season will soon be Here according to officials from the office of Community preparedness and the National severe storm forecast Center in Kansas City Missouri and the acting meteorologist in charge of weather services in Cincinnati. Now is the time to prepare for the april1 to August months that could bring severe leather and tornadoes they said. A no warning is Worth much if it Isnit part of a Good local action plan a Herber Lieb Washington . Office of Community preparedness told a group of Media representatives. A the warning system is Only As Good As the parts of the he urged that the Cincinnati Valley area the news Media help in a a deliberate educational Campaign a before severe weather arrives. A a it a True you done to receive As Many tornadoes As other parts of the country a Alan Pearson said a but what you do have is the director of the National severe storm forecast Center added that will have fewer storms but much More severe storms. The Media representatives were Given information kits from the . Department of Commerce National oceanic and atmospheric administration and were urged to use the information for Public education stories. Pearson in a slide and mrs. Essex Are new to the District. Close the districts special activity fund and Transfer $564 22 to the Turpin Middle school activity account and the balance estimated at $3199.74 to the general fund. Hie funds transferred to Turpin account were collected through donations for the express purpose of a nature preserve at the Turpin Middle school site. Balance transferred was approximated since exact figures on interest earned in the savings account and saving certificates Are not known until the Day they Are closed. Transfer $1658.52 for administrative services to the District general fund. Legion Post 318 sets easter egg Hunt Anderson american legion Post 318 will hold its annual easter egg Hunt at 3 . Easter sunday March 30 at the Anderson Middle school East playground. Children from the age of 1 through 12 Are eligible. Rain Date is april 6. There will be coloured eggs chocolate eggs and prizes awarded. George Meyer and Harold a a Butch Clark Are co chairmen. Legionnaires thanked Anderson firemen and Hamilton county special deputies for their cooperation with the project. V inside the journal Beechmont mall is celebrating easier with a number of bargains in All stores. See last Section of this Issue. Winter weather brought a wonderland effect to the locality. Story and photos on Page 3. Business 10,13 Foley 3 Church 12 Harvey 4. Classifieds 11,19 Public forum 4 editorial 4 Smalley 4 a to things 4 Forest Hills journal March 19, 1975. Published weekly on wednesdays at 544 Batavia Pike Cin. Cinatl Ohio 45244. Controlled circulation postage paid at Cincinnati Ohio. Sec related Story on Page 13 presentation explained that there Are three types of tornadoes the mini medium and Maxi. A mini Tornado is the smallest with widths up to 100 feet and winds of 100-125 Miles per hour. It lasts for Only a few minutes and May be on the ground for less than one mile. Because these tornadoes Are so Small and unpredictable chances for warning Are poor. These tornadoes account for half of All tornadoes doing data age mostly to Trees and Mobile Homes. The medium Tornado is up to 400 feet wide with winds up to 2w0 Mph. It can travel on the ground for up to 10 Miles lasting up to 20 minutes. Three out of 10 continued to Page 13
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