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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - November 1, 1977, Cincinnati, OhioTo Jac 1 t7th a Colety Dimokas. Thi it a est wills journal vol. 17 no. 26november 1. 197? single copy 15c voters decide races issues tuesday area voters go to the polls next tuesday nov 8, to decide a wide Range of races and issues. Polls will be open 6 30 . To7 30p.m. Being decided will be the Anderson township trustee and Forest Hills Board of education races. There has been Little a discussion in the trustee1 the last few Days has school Board race provide a lot of news especially in regard to one of the candidates Lamar Weaver. See separate Story. Republican trustee incumbents John of Brien and Tom Taylor Are being challenged by Democrat endorse John h. Zenni. Zenni is township democratic chairman. Two Are to be elected in the race. There is Only one incumbent running for a seat on the school Board. He is Louis c. Ruschie. Also seeking office Are Jack Dacey. Forest s. Heis Barry l. Johnson Harold or Washburn and Weaver. Three1 men Are to be elected. Of. The three persons who were elected four years ago none a the seeking another term. Ruschie was appointed about a year ago to replace Jerry a. Denges who resigned and later was appointed to the Hamilton county Board of education. Earlier this year Lance Cox resigned because he was moving to Clermont county. About the same time William Kaiser died. Lillian Lees and William Mcconnell former Forest Hills and Hamilton county Board members respectively were named to fill the vacancies. Neither is seeking their own term. Denges is one of three seeking three seats on the county Board. Others who will automatically be elected Are Carroll a. Staley and Rebecca Underwood. In Newtown Council race six persons Are seeking four seats. Running Are Marlene l. Bowen William m. Guinn Cecil r. Kidwel Stephen v. Kline Paul Muhlberger and John r Russell. Cincinnati voters will be deciding the future of both the City Council and school Board As Well As Fate of a number of variety issues. Entire City Council of nine members is elected every two years. Running this year in a alphabetical order Are Walter e. Beckjord j. Kenneth Blackwell Stephen j. Bollinger Arnold Bortz Mary to Brueggeman Thomas b. Brush James c. Cissell Joseph m. Decourcy Joseph a Garr Tecumseh x. Graham Guy c. Guckenberger. Also Michael Heideman Helen g. Hinckley James t. Luceti David s Martn Joseph e. May James r a Mckenna Paul a Nidich Arthur j. Rutshaw Gerald a Springer Bobbie Serene John Stiller Mayme a West and de Wolterman. Running for three seats on the City school Board Are Robert l. Braddock Mira p. Brichto Lois w. Conyers Helen c. Howe Henry c. Kasson James g keys. Jr., sister Ann Rene Mccann. Mary t. Schloss and j. Howard Sundermann or. School Board terms Are four years each. Weaver to drop smoking suit against of had by de Wrightjr. Editor Lamar Weaver candidate for Forest Hills Board of education has announced through his Campaign manager Jerry Hatfield that he is withdrawing his Law suit against Forest Hills schools since the Board of education has agreed to allow Only students with parental consent smoke in. The1 Anderson High smoking area. William Ken Memke president of the Board at the end of the meeting of candidates sponsored by the Forest Hills Council of Ptah surged Weaver to withdraw from the race As he said he would at the night before the Anderson Hills kiwanis club oct. 24. Memke told the journal Weaver called him tuesday morning the Day following weavers announcement of withdrawal from the Board race and Weaver said he would drop the Law suit. Memke pursued this with Bora members and All agreed that this would be prudent in an Effort to save taxpayers further expense in the courts. George Roberts the boards attorney and Dave math rows weavers attorney have discussed the matter according to the Board president. Weaver said monday that the attorneys Are discussing the details of dropping the suit and he does not see any problems in working it out. �?o1 congratulate the Board and applaud them for taking such a stand a he told the journal. Memke said the Board plans to change the District policy at its -00 f link candidate with Hustler another controversy surrounding candidate Lamar Weaver became Public thursday night when it was revealed that he has been associated with americans for a free press a group that backed Larry Flynt in lie Hustler Magarine controversy that followed Flyn to conviction for pornography in Hamilton county court. The journal has obtained a copy of the full Page and that appeared in the new York times on feb. 20, 1977. It carries weavers name at the Bottom As chairman of the a resident later identified As George Kamiki husband of the president of the Forest Hills Council of Ptah a charged during a question and answer session of the candidates that Weaver was a affiliated with Flynt publisher of Hustler Magazine. Weaver called the Pat gathering a a Hatchet jobs and claimed he suspected it would be before hand. He said a discipline problem with one of Las daughters kept him from attending. He said the and also appeared in the Washington Post. Weaver said he1 was not asked if is name could be used pm the and. Weaver said he was opposed to censorship a just like Billy Grahame. A i would defend Larry Flyntz a right to publish since it is a constitutional right like any other including the right to Bear arms a he said. A a in a rather be honest about the Flynt matter and Tell the truth then to deny it and win a Weaver said urging the quote be used in journal coverage of the controversy. A the election is not that important a he went on. He believes the Flynt connection will not help is candidacy. Television talk show Host Mike Douglas Weaver said saw the and and asked Weaver to appear on the show. The candidate denied to appear on the program saying that his permission was not asked. The Douglas people then sent him the and the first time 1� had seen it Weaver went on. Weaver said he does not subscribe to the Magazine and does not allow is children to read it. Inside today a but i tank when children become adults they should have the right to choose what they want to sup. Robert c. Wolf reportedly announced at the end of the thursday night meeting he had a copy of the and and held it up from the Balcony of the Anderson Middle school auditorium for All to see. In response to the charge from the citizen Jerry Hatfield weavers Campaign manager who represented my that night said he was unaware of such connection and that Weaver merely promoted As part of his business activities a rally for Flynt supporters at Cincinnati convention Center. Hatfield said the charge was a Way of attempting to discredit Weaver personally. An Anoy Normous Tipper phoned the journal earlier in the week telling of weavers alleged connection. In the interest of fairness to the Weaver candidacy the caller was Given the suggestion to bring it up at one of the Public candidates rights so it would be fully brought out and answered if desired by the Weaver Camp. De Wrightjr. Next meeting nov. 7, whether Weaver upholds is end of the bargain or not. Memke called the journal to give his version of the apparent agreement because he did not want Weaver to appear like a a White Knight on a shinning horse. A the Omo supreme court in september ruled that the suit filed against the school Board must be returned to the Hamilton county common pleas court for trial. Suit has been in the courts since Early last year. The District appointed a committee in May 1975 to study toe problem of students smoking at the school in violation of school Board policy. Supt. Robert Wolf suggested that students be permitted to smoke in designated areas outside High school buildings. The study committee agreed with Wolf and the school Board adopted that policy. Students Are allowed to smoke during certain times of the Day without the permission of their parents. Weaver said that this usurps the night of parents to have control Over whether their Coldren take up smoking. He filed a lawsuit to Force the Board to reverse the policy. Judge William Morrisey dismissed the in february 1976 after hearing a motion made by Board attorneys. Weaver appealed to the first District court of appeals which overruled Morrisey. The school Board appealed the court of appeals decision to the Ohio supreme court contending that toe Board Quot was acting within its proper realm of authority when it passed the smoking Rule. Omo supreme court ruled in weavers favor sept. 9. A unless the school Board had obtained a hearing in the urn Ted states supreme court toe Case is planned to return to the court of More coverage inside see More election coverage inside a a endorsements Page 4 letters to editor Page 4 Forest Hills Board of education candidates answer More important questions pages 4,8 and 9. Common fleas. Weaver apparently made his decision thursday afternoon. He called the journal Early in the afternoon urging the newspaper to cover the Pat councils forum that might. He said then the Board and he were working on the Exchange of dropped suit for the policy change however he said he would have to talk with his committee of 500 and be guided by their wishes. That night Hatield made the announcement. He used the five minutes allocated my to speak on Weaver s qualifications and stands to Issue the announcement. Hatfield a former member and vice president of toe Board has endorsed Weaver. He said another Backer is Robert Walker a former Board president and losing candidate in a primary Battle for state representative from the 65th District. Weaver said he could not drop out of the race now since he could not get is name off the ballot. He explained that he had officials a of Quot toe american cancer society and others planning on testifying on his behalf in court. F. Lee Bailey Weaver said offered to help his cause but Weaver continued to Page 10 William m. Judd gets top Ohio Pat award Loew an William m. J Tuyl who has served on local county a and. State boards of education for More than a half Century has been presented the highest award that can be presented by the Ohio Parent teacher Assn. A the opening session of the annual Ohio Pat convention he received toe a Ohio Pat Oak tree award for distinguished service to children and for the past 11 years he has represented the states first congressional District on the state Board of education. He served previously for 34 years on the Forest Hills and Bredec Cesor Anderson town sep Board and eight years on the Hamilton county Board of education. In presenting the award Ohio Pat president Robert e. Lucas described Judd As a always supportive of the Pat objects and the work of the Judd operated an Auto Dealership Judd motors for 40 years both in Anderson township and it. Lookout. He is Board chairman of sentry savings amp loan co., formerly it. Lookout savings amp loan co. Judd was the first recipient of the Anderson chamber of Commerce outstanding citizen award four years ago. Post 484 plans Parade it. Washington american legion Post 484 will observe veterans Day nov. 11 with a Parade. It will form at the Post Home on Sutton ave., leaving there at 7 15 ., and proceed to the legion Monument for a special and Brief service at 7 30 All local residents attending will then be invited to toe legion Hall for refreshments. This years Observance will Forest Hills journal 564 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1111 Auto business bridal news Church 100% coverage of Anderson township it. Washington Newtown California every tuesday. Forest Hills journal november 1, 1977. Published weekly on tuesdays at 5�4 Batavia pike., Cincinnati Ohio 45244. Controlled circulation postage paid at Cincinnati Ohio 7 classified 14,1$ 5 fashion 17 17 real estate 12,12 23 circulation audited by by Mew. Am Cem Mark the 59th and Ersary of the is gang of the armistice Wimch ended world War 1. Commander Bob Beehm urges All veterans to March regardless of membership in the american legion and especially asks All legion members to participate in a their Day. A big com Mummy turnout is hoped for As americans servicemen and women both living and dead Are remembered. Those participating in toe Parade Are asked to report to the legion Post on Sutton at 7 So that the Parade can Start promptly at 7 15. The Post 484 auxiliary will also participate in the Parade. Americanism chairman Lou Dimmerman asks that All business men and private citizens display the american Flag on nov. 11 to Honor the living and especially those who gave the supreme sacrifice in defense of our county. Commander Beehm Hopes a that both veterans and local citizens will take a Little time out from the turmoil and Hustle of their to participate so that this veterans Day 1977 will be toe Best remembered As the goals of world peace with Honor May take a big step toward editorial Ruschie heis for school Board the last several Days have seen a spark of interest in the Forest Hills Board of education race. It is mainly due to a controversy surrounding one candidate. However we Hope it will serve to allow the spotlight to fall Over the entire Range of six men seeking three seats on the local school Board. There Are very few differences in philos Mes among the majority of the men. The journal has heard the six each make two presentations to different District groups last week. The journal urges the election of two vastly qualified Young men to the Board. They Are Louis bus me and Forest heis we feel the electorate must choose from Jack Dacey Barry l. Johnson and Harold Washburn for toe other Post. Bus me has been on the Board for but a year replacing Jerry Denges who resigned after Many years and subsequently was named to the Hamilton county Board of education. Bus me has outstanding qualifications. A spa he is a partner with the Well known firm of Alexander Grant amp co. He is interested in financial planning and because of is background he is Well qualified in tvs Field. Although he has lived in toe Community Only 4 2 years he has taken a great Active interest in the school system almost right from the Start. He was treasurer of Wilson elementary Pat for two years and treasurer of the successful 1976 pro Levy Campaign. He also served on the Admi stration citizen a distracting committee last year. In his year or so on the Board bus me has gained valuable knowledge and experience especially in the area of school finances. His experience coupled with his background in finance should be of great assistance to the Board. Heis is an attorney at Law with the firm of Vogel heis and Vogel downtown. Thus he can bring a Good sound Legal background to the Board if elected. He can be a sounding Board on various Legal matters when they appear before the Board. Society is becoming More Complex every Day because of tvs it is Likely that there undoubtedly will be a myriad of Legal problems constantly before the Board. Naturally it would be a conflict of interest and probably unders Reable for he to represent toe Board and he had not advocated such a move. But there is Little question a sound Legal mind like heist would be an asset to the Board. Heis is the Only candidate who is a native of toe area. He knows the Forest Hills schools from various aspects having gone through All grades. In High school he was a student Leader and outstanding athlete. He was one of the City a first winners of the a a that a my boy award a Given to the top student prep football player of the year. We Hope that readers will take to the time to hear All the Board candidates and read their answers to questions posed to All of them by both the journal and the Forest Hills association of educational resources Between now and election Day and then vote their mind even if their heart May feel something else. All voters in Hamilton county will elect five judges for toe Hamilton county municipal court running Are Robert w. Blackmore jr., George w Bunyan jr., Thomas h crush Richard t Dugan John h Engle Joseph a. Luebbers Richard a. Niehaus John p. Of Connor Ronald a. Panioto Jack. Rosen Sandro s. Beckwith Stephen h. Hayhow no Rbert a. Nadel and Antoinette a Toni Navarra. Cincinnati City school Levy is getting the most attention since Levy promoters Are saying the school system will shut its doors for several weeks at toe end of 1978 if the two year 7.27mil operating Levy is not passed next tuesday. The Levy is 17.27 for each $1000 valuation. Emergency proposal is to eliminate a projected deficit of $33 million Over the next two years the. County auditor has. Reviewed and certified the boards anticipated expenditures. Under Ohio Law schools May not operate in the red. If the Levy is passed the operating millage for the schools will become 31.33. Taxes on a $30,000 Home assessed at about $10,000 would be an additional $76 More annually. There also is a tax Issue for All voters living in the county. It provides funds for the operation of a county police information Center including a renewal of 0.27 Mills and increase of 0.09 Mills for five years. It amounts to 36 cents for each $1000 valuation. The original Levy passed in 1967, was renewed in �972 state issues four state constitutional Amend teens a ils be placed before voters. A. Issue one if passed will Amend toe new so called instant voter registration Law reinstating preregistration 30 Days before an election and reinstating the provision that a persons name will be dropped for the list of eligible voters if that person does not vote at least once in four consecutive years. Issue two if passed would prohibit the use of the leg hold trap in Omo and would also prohibit the use of any trapping device in a Way that would cause prolonged suffering to a Bird or animal. Issue three if approved would authorize the state municipal corporations and counties to lend their Aid and credit to individuals associations companies or corporations to borrow Money and Issue Bonds or notes to provide or rehabilitate housing and to make direct Loans for Low and moderate housing. Issue Fqy or deals with state indebtedness and contains six Points 1. Repeal of the general constitutional debt limit of $750,000 and authority to go into debt for capital improvements within limits related to state revenues if approved by two thirds majority vote in each House 2. Permission to contract debt without limit or purpose if approved by three fifths of each House of the general Assembly and approved at the polls by a majority of toe voters 3. Requirement that the general Assembly retire at least four percent of the stale a indebtedness each year 4. Permission for the state to borrow funds to meet current appropriations if the loan can be repaid exit of that years Revenue 5. Repeal of part of the sinking fund requirements and requirement that the general Assembly provides for repayment of debt 6. Lists purposes and amounts for spending the first $640 million of capital improvements debt including $80 million for state office buildings $8 million for Energy research or demonstration projects $200 million for transportation with half of that going into roads and Bridges locally maintained $64 million for mental health and retardation facilities $80 million for correctional institutions $80 million for Parks and recreation �$35 million for water development $43 million for higher education $30 million for school building modernization or replacement and $20 million for the Multi purpose senior citizens Center

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