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Willoughby News Herald (Newspaper) - September 19, 1970, Willoughby, Ohio Hakvty.13 w. south.26 Warrensville. 8luv. Falls Mentor 13 Geneva 20 Riverside. Wickliffe 6 padua.0 Kirtland 14 ravenna.6 Euclid.6 parma.0 Ash. Harbor. 34 fairport.14 Ashtabula. 20 north.14 Madison 20 Ash. Elwood 14 Mayfield 22 orange.0 Columbia 12 perry.8hoi mile answers Yoni a sunny mostly sunny with Little change in temperature. High in the mid 70s overnight Low in the 50s. Pollen count 3. The news Herald serving Lake county Euclid Richmond Heights and West Beauga Ohio a ukr Axinte to i 66 a pen 92nd year no. 225 Willoughby 912-2100 saturday morning september 19, 1970 Painesville 552-6700 Euclid 261-8191 i in cents us. Beefing up mid East Force guerrilla casualties mounting Beirut Lebanon apr the Royal army of King Hussein apparently gained the upper hand against Arab guerrillas in Jordan on Friday and reports reaching Beirut said casualties in two Days of fighting mounted into the thousands. Countless civilians were dying in the streets for want of medical Aid. These reports said. Presumably they were caught in crossfire. Diplomatic reports described Amman the capital As being effectively under the control of the army although there still was fighting and smoke billowed Over the City. The jordanian government radio said 214 guerrillas gave up in Amman during the Day so of them during a period in which Field marshal Habis maj Ali the military governor ordered royalist troops to cease ire to permit surrenders. At the same time Royal army tanks were reported pounding guerrilla strongholds in Northern Jordan. With the jordanian conflict in its second Day the Pentagon in Washington announced it had ordered More planes and ships into the Mediterranean to beef up . Forces standing by for continued on Page 8 i too flew t Oters sign up Iii county More than 1,000 Lake county residents registered to vote during the first two Days of extended registration election Board officials said last night. A total of 1,071 persons registered wednesday and yesterday. Residents registering at Branch offices were Mentor 234 Willoughby 197 Wickliffe 179 Willowick 154 Eastlake 134, and Madison 91 at the Board office in Painesville 82 registered. Persons who Are not already registered to vote May sign up today monday and tuesday from la . To 8 ., and wednesday from la . To 9 ., at any of the following locations Eastlake City Hall Mentor police station Wickliffe City Hall Willoughby City Hall Willowick City Hall Madison police station. Registrations Are also being taken at the election Board office in the Nolan building in downtown Painesville. The Board opens at 8 . And closes at noon today and opens at noon All other Days. Mentor Driver Dies in freeway crash a Mentor woman was killed yesterday when her car skidded out of control on the Lakeland freeway in Eastlake and struck an exit sign Post and a Guardrail. Mrs. Betty Ann Valentine. 50, of 7211 Grant st., was pronounced dead on arrival at West end Hospital shortly after noon. Eastlake police said the westbound car apparently skidded on the wet pavement As mrs. Valentine was attempting to pull off the freeway at route 91. Police said her car skidded along the Guardrail for several Hundred feet. The Accident happened at 11 35 . A Hospital spokesman said mrs. Valentine suffered head injuries. Mrs. Valentine was the wife of Frank m. Valentine of Mentor. Funeral arrangements Are pending at the Melbourne funeral Home 7474 Mentor ave., Mentor. Washington a the United states disclosed Friday that . Sea and air forces close to strife torn Jordan Are being expanded. While denying any plans for military intervention officials were keeping All options open. Units of the Atlantic Fleet were dispatched to the Mediterranean to augment the 6th Fleet already there Pentagon aides said and additional air Force transport planes Craft capable of launching paratrooper forays a were positioned on the fringes of the troubled Middle East. At the White House press Secretary Ronald l. Ziegler said a there Are no decisions one Way or the other about . Involvement in the at the same time he asserted that a we would be remiss if top policymakers and their advisers did not draft contingency plans for any possible eventuality. A we View it As a serious situation a said president Nixon a official spokesman referring to battling Between the jordanian army and palestinian guerrillas and the continued detention by the guerrillas of More than 50 hijacked airline hostages. Ziegler said Nixon a main concern is for the safety of americans including those among the hostages who Are held in Jordan at a location which he reported is not known to the american government. The press Secretary said Nixon is a very conscious of the responsibility which he feels he must exercise to protect american citizens around the Globe. The ooze Rolls in a tons of mud damaged two buildings and shattered windows at Lakeland Community College yesterday. Paines Ville firemen boarded up the windows and pre vented extensive damage. Former i Athel and Armington Heads Levy push a former Lakeland Community College trustee has volunteered to Lead the Campaign for renewal of the schools 1.7-Mill Levy in the nov. 3 general election. He is Raymond q. Armington of Waite Hill a Lakeland founder president of the trial co. And trustees chairman of the educational research Council of America. Lakeland trustees approved his appointment last night. He will meet today with other Campaign leaders at Camelot Lakeland a Campus. Armington an Ohio state University graduate also is a trustee of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and a member of the society of automotive engineers. Approval of the $1.2-million-a-year Levy Issue mean additional taxes since the tax already is on the books the Levy however repro continued on Page 8 a critic is someone who is always going places and booing things. Inside classified ads. 1922 coi word. 19 editorials. 4-5 sports. 16, 17, is woman s news. 6 Rock Star Jimi Hendrix dead Al London apr american pop Star Jimi Hendrix famed for his electric Shock mane of hair and hip grinding delivery died in London Friday. He was 27. A spokesman for a Hospital where the guitarist was dead on arrival said a we do not know where or How or Why he a coroners inquest will be held. Hendrix was named the worlds top pop musician in 1967 in a poll of British fans. He had been staying in London since sept. 6. Hendrix was originally in a backing group for Little Richard the american negro Rock a no Roll Star he was discovered in a cellar club called cafe wha in new York by Charles Chandler onetime member of the animals Rock group. He came to Britain in 1966. Ruin mud slide Ratter College science Center an Earth slide triggered by a heavy rainstorm about noon yesterday shattered windows and caused extensive damage to buildings in Painesville. Hardest hit was the chemistry Laboratory of Lakeland Community colleges Mill Street science and technology Center. Tons of Mui cascaded Down against the building breaking four windows and pouring into four rooms and a hallway. Extensive damage was caused in the chemistry Laboratory. The mud reached a depth of two feet in some of the rooms firemen said. Also hit was Morley Library where the basement was flooded at the height of the storm More than 250 Cleveland electric illuminating co. Ski customers were hit by a Power failure. A Cei spokesman said lightning hit a pole transformer at 12 13 Power was out from the Johnny cake apartments East of the great lakes mall on Mentor Avenue West As far As the news Herald building. The Higbee co. And Zaire a a department store were affected along with the Fairfax apartments Power was restored at 12 57 pm. Firemen Drew Praise for their work at the College. A a Kirkman from Painesville City arrived minutes after being notified a said Lakeland a Alden Fletcher a and saved the building from further the firemen boarded windows cleared mud. Fletcher is head of buildings grounds for the College. He told news Herald there has been a build up of eroded Earth at the rear of the building. The Western rear of the building is adjacent to a Steep Hill which rises up to the service station area of the Holiday inn on main Street. No one was in the lab when the windows were broken he said. The janitor said it sounded like a Rifle shot when the windows shattered. No damage estimate was available but several lab experiments which were being conducted were wiped out Fletcher said. And and the Helsel was quarterback of Painesville i Rban renewal by Ralph Montgomery a Dale has been the Urban renewal program in that show Theodore Hacquard the City a Urban renewal director summed up his feelings on City manager Dale f. Helsel resigning after nine years on the Job. He is going to Middletown Ohio to take charge of new capital development and Urban renewal programs there As was reported in yesterdays news Herald. Urban renewal is among Helsell a major achieve ments. The Homeworth renewal project is All set and the Down Towi Painesville new Market project should be Well underway by next year said William l. Kelly finance director. Kelly said Helsel a believed in it. Was instrumental in starting Urban renewal. Regarding the programs future Painesville Council president Charles e. Cannon said a the program will continue just As it has. We have a very competent and capable director in Ted a the program has reached the Point of no turnback we re very satisfied Hacquard told the news Lerald. A real plus he said has been the new Market downtown Urban renewal program which received a boost in recent weeks. Citizens savings amp loan co. Announced plans for a $5,000,000 building and mall. He Sci is the Dean of Lake county City managers and mayors. There Are Only four City managers of the 62 in Ohio who have seniority Over Helsel. One of them is Robert Salisbury who has been on the Job in Geneva since 1958. The past few Days have been hectic Helsel told the news Herald yesterday. A i was in cd at 1 30 . And up at 5 30 .�?� yesterday he said. Reason was he wanted to get to All the councilmen before the Story got out. He caught one councilman at the Gate where he works and another in a restaurant a where i knew he ate ,. Painesville a involvement in the War on poverty and the Community action program Are close to his heart. A i also feel we be strengthened the City a utilities a he said. What of Painesville a future a a it a in Good hands a Helsel said. The department Heads Are of the a highest a we jokingly say that my Job is to make their a easier a he said of department Heads and City employees. Biggest Job for his successor is a to keep abreast with the times. To keep Painesville a modern a a we be made big strides in pollution control and in a sure this Success will continue under the new manager a the Experiment at the sewer Plant will pay off a Helsel feels and water pollution will be taken care of. A Job remains to by done however on solid waste disposal and air pollution. On the other Side of the Ledger Helsel feels one of the City a major failures has been in not getting together with neighbouring communities to form a Strong unified approach to solutions of Mutual problems. A the potential of the Painesville area can t be met until they All get together for orderly development a he stated. A my opinion is that people Are not concerned about taxes strange As that sounds a he went on. Helsel explained that a just look at the duplication of efforts in a Circle of three Miles from City a a in a amazed that people have so much Money for inefficiency a he stated. A when people realize the waste. When they find some of their goals Are the same a that is when area local governments will work together toward efficiency he pointed out the main Joy of personal experience Helsel will take with him is the a personal touch of working in Small town government. He pointed out the example of an older gentleman who had just left his office. The Man had a problem with a utilities Bill. A the fellow Felt he could come to the City manager for help a Helsel said a you done to see that in Cleveland or the other big a you Are Able to accomplish so much in a Small town a he said. Looking to his $22,500 Job in Middletown Helsel said he was a a excited at the Challenge. All cities have problems he explained and the thought of working toward putting another town on the Road to solutions of its problems is exciting. Continued on Page 8 City manager Dale Helsel will soon leave pal lies Villi for ail Urban renewal Post in Middletown. The 43-year-old Helsel resigned yesterday after nine years work in shaping Painesville s rebirth

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