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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - November 2, 1979, Cincinnati, OhioA-2 journal a Friday november 2, t979 Foj yes on Issue 1 Why til Vot on Ohio a bottle Bill by Mark begun managing editor More intense debate has raged concerning Ohio s proposed bottle Bill than Over Many issues which at least superficially would seem to be of More consequence. The Buckeye state is not the first in which this philosophical Battle has been waged. Michigan in 1976, was the scene of a simlar struggle one which was won by the pro Deposit faction. That vote generated world wide interest both sides of the Issue were supported by fierce arguments and grim predictions very much like those being made now in Ohio need to put the brakes on consumption of resources is a moral emergency. If the Issue involved Only the economic merits of various types of containers or the trauma of carrying empty bottles then the time exhausted in discussing the bottle Bill could have been better spent picking up litter but the greedy and wasteful practice of slopping up our own habitat is Central to the Issue. The fact that we have in the recent past been Able to do without the convenience of a a throwaways would indicate that the consumer could suffer the inconvenience of Deposit containers again. Warnings of higher prices could be taken More seriously if beverage prices not been on a commentary in a sure the forecasts of both sides were a bit exaggerated passage of Michigan a Bill has neither made that state a litter free Paradise nor resulted in a shambles of bankrupt by s i n esses and s wee Ping unemployment. One tact about the controversy has i believe received less attention than it warrant massive use of no Deposit bottles is a relatively recent phenomenon. Unless my memory fails me most soft drinks were sold in returnable bottles and most a Beer and malt beverage bottles were returnable. As Deposit bottles waned within the last 20 years the a a throwaways or a disposables a came into More frequent use. I believe there has been an increase in the amount of garbage we generate since the a a throwaways have become More popular and i Don t think that is Mere coincidence. From the conservationist s standpoint the need to reduce litter is a High priority and the steady Rise during the shift to a a throwaways and if the alternative proposed by the ant Deposit lobby would result in a drop or stabilization of prices. But the alternative involves levying a tax which would be used to pick up litter and convince ohioans not to throw away a throwaways a we re told that businesses would compensate for that greater tax bite in any Way other than to raise prices is difficult to believe. Passing the bottle Bill cannot help but reduce litter and slow the trend towards total consumption. Those Are very worthy goals and working towards them is worthwhile despite problems for Industry. Industry displayed a commendable ability to adapt when it saw the financial benefits of a rapid switch to a throwaways a i m confident it can respond with equal vigor and greater creativity during a forced return to deposits once the ecological benefits Are considered. By Bob Taft ii state representative this column continues a discussion of the pros and cons of Issue 1 on next tuesdays ballot which provides for mandatory deposits on the Sale of beverage containers. I will discuss the issues of Job loss Energy savings out of state sales and alternative anti titter proposals. Job loss it is difficult to estimate the effect of Issue 1�?Ts enactment on jobs in Ohio. There Are 3,665 men and women directly employed in 12 Ohio plants which manufacture beverage bottles and cans. A significant reduction in such employment is quite possible under Issue 1 because most beverages will be hold in returnable bottles rather than cans or throw away bottles. Michigan a experience to Date has been a Job loss of about 23 percent in the Container manufacturing Industry but that figure is under dispute by those who cite other reasons for the Job loss. Ohio produces cans and bottles for Many other states and there May be a Lon term Adverse Impact if enactment of Issue 1 in Ohio encourages approval of similar Laws around the country. There is also a positive Side to the employment question. New jobs would be created for Stock clerks warehouse employees and Container handlers who would be hired to Recycle returnable containers Energy costs a Issue 1 backers cite an Energy savings since less Energy is required to we Ash a bottle than to produce one. Opponents Point out that additional gasoline will be consumed by the trucks and vans which most collect the a empty so and return them to wholesalers. Substantially after enactment of the Michigan Law. The Michigan Roadside litter study conducted recently found that two thirds of the beverage containers found along Michigan highways were throwaways from other Stales. Alternative anti litter proposals f four states Nave enacted comprehensive litter Laws imposing a tax on manufacturers and retailers of Columbus dateline passage of Issue 1 May result Over the Long term in a lower Cost for solid waste disposal. Cities in Michigan report a significant decline in the volume of solid waste after the enactment of the Deposit Law there. Out of state sales retailers of Beer and soft drinks in the Cincinnati area Are Likely to experience a decline in sales if Issue 1 passes. Neither Indiana nor Kentucky has a mandatory Deposit Law and the Price differentials May make it worthwhile for ohioans to make out of state purchases. Business in Toledo has picked up litter Stream products with the proceeds used to fund state local and non profit resource recovery litter control and Energy conversion projects. A similar Bill. House Bill 361, was approved by the Ohio House last month and sent to the Ohio Senate. If Ohio voters do not approve Issue 1 next tuesday it is quite Likely that . 361 would be enacted into Law next year. Although it is too Early to measure the results of this Type of legislation in those states where it has been adopted the concept is More comprehensive than Issue 1. My own View Issue 1 is a complicated proposal involving a wide Range of costs and benefits for ohioans. After weighing these factors i have decided that i will vote a a not next tuesday i believe that removal of most bottles and cans from Roadside litter is a worthy goal but one that in my opinion does not justify the very substantial costs in Terras of inflation of prices at the supermarket inconvenience to Consumers and the loss of a number of existing skilled jobs in the steel can and bottling industries. With respect to this last Point 1 believe we should show concern for the Impact on the Ohio Economy As a whole and remember that those states which have mandatory Deposit Laws such As Vermont and Michigan Are not major bottle and can producing states like Ohio my greatest concern with Issue i is that it is another example of government action resulting in higher prices to Consumers. Inflation is already raging uncontrollably. I believe that the litter tax proposal in . 361 is a far less expensive Means of reducing litter through education and recycling programs. Where to write state rep. Robert a. Taft ii 712 Glenshire ave. Cincinnati Ohio 45226 or co state House Columbus Ohio 43215. Retardation Levy concerns children a Hospital staff on nov. 6, voters will be asked to renew the Hamilton county mental retardation tax Levy that provides a variety of services for the county a mentally retarded children and adults the of services funded by the Levy is to help individuals with mental handicaps become As Independent a possible. Kristine Holt of Anderson township believes the vote will be important to hundreds of special children throughout the county. Holt is a member of the psychology department at the Cincinnati Center for developmental disorders cud Dan affiliate of children a Hospital medical Center Cudd receives Over $500,000, a major portion of its total service budget from the tax Levy. Each year Cudd provides interdisciplinary diagnostic and evaluative services for Over 800 infants children and adolescents who have unusually Complex handicaps. Fifty four percent have some degree of mental retardation As part of their problem. Sometimes the Handicap is apparent at birth other times a child a slower than Normal physical or mental notebook development becomes apparent to the parents of physician during Early childhood. A child can require up to several months of examinations and consultations with the Cudd professional staff in such Fields As paediatrics audiology and speech pathology dentistry neurology nursing psychiatry nutrition psychology social work and special education before a Complete diagnostic evaluation and appropriate recommendations can be made. Sometimes the child is enrolled in a special diagnostic preschool program at Cudd so that learning experiences can continue during the months needed for observation diagnosis and referral. After discussing All findings with the child a parents the Cudd team recommends the most appropriate agencies to help the child. For children and adolescents with mental retardation the options include Dyer or Brever schools or the work activity centers All of which also receive support from the tax Levy. Cudd staff Reeva Date their clients periodically recommending program changes As needed. A renewal of the tax Levy is essential to Cudd a Holt said. A in the psychology department we strive to discover a child a strengths and weaknesses and help him capitalize on his strengths so that he May reach his full growth Friday nov. 2 c Hristian Fellowship for singles meets each Friday at 7 30 . In the Grant memorial building in Bethel fun food and Fellowship await you. Fruit cake sales the Bethel Tate band boosters Are now offering Holiday fruit cakes for Sale. A two Pound Box Sells for $7 and a one Pound log Sells for $3.60. Order your fruit cake for immediate delivery by calling Dee Maskou Iak at 734-3476 or Maureen Vagnini at 743-4820 or Phyllis Tarter at 734-4104 or any band boosters members. Saturday nov. 3 Oyster supper sponsored by the All you buying piecemeal insurance coverage paying premiums to a Host of companies could Cost you coverage Stamps. Money if you re a responsible person Safe co can insure Alt your needs and save , worry and probably Money too so see us i Feco heritage insurance Agency 73t3 Beechmont Ayr. Cinti. Savings by tag. 232-2021 Williamsburg american legion auxiliary from 5-8 . At the legion Hall on e. Main St. Fried oysters Oyster Stew Barb que and Chicken sandwiches will be served plus salads and desserts. A Benefit dance sponsored by clerk on Tomans for special people for the Public to help support the levies for the mentally retarded. The dance will be from 8 p a. To 1 . At the Batavia National guard armory 65 n. Second St. Cost is $10 per couple. The country wheels will provide the music. Tickets available at the door. Call Libby Davis at 732-7220 for details. Oktoberfest in the Undercroft of guardian Angels Church at 6539 Beechmont ave. From 9 . To i . Authentic German food. Music by die Fideler jungs and singers from Forest View gardens. Cost is $7.50 per person or $13 per couple. There is a $1 discount for senior citizens. Price includes Beer set ups and door prizes. Garage Sale from 10 . To 4 . At 1067 Saddleback dr., Batavia. Sponsored by Clermont county parents without partners. Soil workshop from 9 45 . To 12 30 she listens. She leads. Return mayor Bobbie Steve to City Council issued to get return Stern comm to Josef it. It trim. <033 Rose Hill sue <5229 mount Washington care Center providing the highest Quality nursing care along with restorative social programs and activities now open a let re Inird or medicare amp medicaid a Rinius a therapist a psychosocial therapeutic program a 24 or registered nurses a social workers a War i atmosphere Beautiful i wafd environment from the people that brought you Montgomery care Center and three Rivers convalescent Center 0900 Beechmont Avenue it. Washington 231-4561 shop the journal service Center . At Long Branch farm. Sponsored by the Cincinnati nature Center the workshop is designed to help Home gardeners. Participants should bring one cup of soil from the top six inches of their Garden for testing and structural examination. Attendance is limited. Fee is $3 for members of the nature Center $4 for non members. Call 831-1711. Yard Sale sponsored by scout troop committee 452 to Benefit the troop. From 10 . To 5 . Today and sunday at 800 Ohio Pike sunday nov. 4 Turkey trip Long Branch farm is sponsoring a trip to the Amelia poultry farm learn to More about the guest of Honor at your thanksgiving dinner. The trip will be from 1 30-3 30p.m. Meet at the Cincinnati nature Center by 1 15 . To carpool. Fee of $1 per person to cover expenses. Attendance is limited. Call 831-1711. Monday nov. 5 Bingo each monday at 8 . At american legion Post 773. E. Main St., Amelia. Tuesday. Nov. 6 women a aglow Fellowship meets at 10 . To the Imperial House Mark restaurant on Glendale Milford re. At 1-75. Earnestine Panos who with her minister husband has smuggled bibles behind the Iron curtain will be the special guest. Call 922-8447 for information on reservations. Thursday nov. 8 Valeche league the it. Washington group begins a series of four meetings at the Home of Kim Giglio 6644 Murray. Meetings Are held the second thursday of each month at 9 30 . Advantages of breastfeeding to Mother and baby will be discussed today. For details Call Patti Tilder at 232-0349. Queen City towers meet at 7 30 . At Leisure hour crafts. Call Debbie Jessee at 752-4846. Harvest fair at seven Hills upper school 5400 red Bank re. Booths games International foods crafts and raffle Start at 3 15 . With a Spaghetti and Chicken dinner served from 5-7 . And a student faculty Talent show at 7 30 . Admission to the show is 50 cents. Half of the proceeds go to Unicof. Call 271-9027 Friday nov. 9 creative conflict Resolution workshop at grail Ville today. Saturday and sunday. Continued to Page a-6 Public forum thanks from Newtown . The Newtown fire department would like to thank the people of Newtown for their support in the firemen a fish Fries this year. Some of the profits have gone for new helmets for the department. Also the fire department would like to thank the following fire departments for their help and Mutual Aid in the Brewer fire Anderson Madeira Indian Hill Madison place. Mariemont and Milford. We also appreciate the red Cross for their emergency units and support. Sincerely Dennis Harden Newtown . A vote yes for Issue one to the editor did you know that a refillable soft drink bottle costs you one cent per trip and makes an average of 15 round trips a Nonrefillable Container costs an average of seven cents plus a Container for you to dispose of since it makes no round trips that a general accounting office study projects that by 1981 we will consume 90 billion beverage cans and no Deposit no return bottles each year that the environmental Protection Agency estimates that More than 5 billion beverage containers will be littered annually by 1980? state Issue one on the november ballot will be a Law to place a 10-cent Deposit on ail soft drink and Beer containers sold and prohibit the Sale of cans with detachable pull tabs. Although there Are variations in their individual Laws Oregon Vermont Connecticut Iowa and Delaware have returnable legislation passed by their respective Legislatures while Maine and Michigan used the initiative petition procedure continued to Page a-7 a proven record of firm. Fair Justice keep judge Ranz endorsed by . Police wives amp . A 4 a a a a to it Judy comm. J a mormon a Joe i Oine chm co 70 Bur Noy la Cin of 45230 a a j a of j a a a a John Couzins Cincinnati Council after 25 years without representation it. Washingtonians should to seriously consular a candidate who was Haru b raised Hara John Couzins. Regardless of who else you veto for please join to in voting for the Only candidate who knows first hand our problems and Ca Nearos Jack Couzins Jim wer9l . Any contributions would help show both parties that we want representation q/0 Couzy Fly for Council 1611 Brandon ave. Cincinnati Ohio 45230 it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it issued by Jim Meyler 4413 Ambar ave. Cinti., Ohio 45230 a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a to re a a a a

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