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City Fares Well, State Poorly, On Traffic Score " -XX X rj "X ,r ' 8500 Penally Imposed In Razing Case The Hunter Savings Assn., 5235 Montgomery Rd., Norwood, was fined $500 In absentia Tuesday for failing to tear down a condemned apartment building at 1612 Sycamore St. JUDGE GEORGE S. Heitz-ler, Criminal Court, noted that no one representing the firm appeared in court to answer the charge of noncompliance with an order of the building commissioner. In such cases, a corporation can be tried In absentia. The Judge entered a plea of not guilty for the association, found It guilty and fined it the maximum. INSPECTOR James Froehle said the firm had been ordered to raze the condemned building in May but had not done so. The i" charge was filed June 17. If J the fine remains unpaid, "-the city prosecutor's office ; will file a civil action to re-- cover the amount. WW f,frX X j fi sr." - ' Y . He sentenced Mrs. Mildred Sims, 25 ,5252 Vivian PI, to three days in the Workhouse, fined her $81 and suspended her driving rights for two years on speedjig and reckless driving charges. Patrolman Leo K. Baarlaer testified Mrs. Sims was clocked at 81 mph, weaving In heavy traffic Sunday night on Ft. Washington Way near Plum Street. In Hamilton County outside Cincinnati, the holiday traffic flow was "Just normal," Sgt. Elmo Koenigr reported. "We had full crews ou and we didn't have any bad accidents," he said. For the four-day period, the county police traffic report (including Cincinnati statistics) showed 408 accidents, with 81 persons injured and no deaths. State-wide, the Ohio Highway Patrol also went "all-out" to curb highway slaughter, in spite of the 31-death Ohio total. Following an Intensive prehollday traffic safety campaign, the highway patrol arrested 4556 motorists for moving violations, and gave out 2604 written warnings for less serious offenses. Highway Safety Director Warren C. Nelson noted that the death toll probably could have been cut by eight or 10 through the use of seat belts. "Of the 31 victims, not one was wearing a seat belt," he said. state patrol concentration on expressways apparently paid off. Only one traffic death occurred in the holiday period on an interstate expressway in Ohio. Most of the victims died on roads in their home counties, and 21 of the deaths were attributed to speed. City and county officials here were as pleased as state officials were disappointed with traffic statistics produced in their baliwicks over the long July 4 holiday weekend. Both Cincinnati and Hamilton County scored a big, gratifying "0" on the traffic fatality score, while 31 persons died in highway mishaps elsewhere in the stats over the four-day period. In Cincinnati, where police had vowed a tough policy toward errant motorists, only 268 accidents occurred a figure considered light under holiday circumstances, and not even heavy for a normal weekend. Only 33 persons were injured. The 1966 city record compared favorably in all respects with that of the corresponding holiday period in 1965, whne there were 320 accidents, 55 injuries and six deaths. Cincinnati police made 566 aire: is or citations during the four-day period from Friday to Monday relatively few of them for serious violations. They stopped 110 speeders and 33 reckless drivers. Only 11 were charged with drunken driving. They tagged 138 more for traffic-light or stop-sign violations, and 255 others for oth(f- moving violations. Police Chief Stanley R. Schrotel credited the "significant reduction" in accidents and fatalities to "the efforts of the Traffic Bureau and the entire Police Division." He said the full complement of police on duty "significantly influenced driving and walking behavior ' during the holiday period. Municipal Judge Robert V. Wood also kept his word Tuesday In Traffic Court to give heavy penalties to drivers convicted of expressway violations during the holiday. Enquirer (Bob Free) Pnuto where a 12-inch main was ruptured when dirt from ts.e side of a sewer excavation caved in. The area primarily affected was between Maple and Thornvlew Avenues. Water gushed 15 feet in the air, quickly filling the 13-foot deep sewer excavation. Here workmen wait as a pump draws the water from the pit. Main Break This is the scene of Tuesday's water main break which left some 1100 Shar-onvtlle area homes without water as long as eight hours before repairs were completed. It occurred at 3569 Creek Rd., Mt. Healthy Nixes Latest Plan For Cross-County Expressway the Mt. Healthy Municipal Building. Mt. Healthy councilmen say they don't know what will be discussed in the Joint session. i J-fi x V.I - i I rvii ' J ; ' f i S 1 It's back to the drafting board for Hamilton County Highway . Engineers, who for the third time were turned down in their bid to secure a route for the proposed cross-country highway. Mt. Healthy City Council was the spoiler this time, voting 6-0 Tuesday night against the limited access highway which was proposed to run south of St. Clair Avenue. 'Design' Offered O.K. On Sunday 41 Places Signed For Registration Board of Election crews have signed up 41 new registration stations for the September 25 Sunday registration day, Andrew Hitz, director of elections, reported late Tuesday. The board sent four crews Into the county to try to replace 140 of the county's . extra bends and will cost $5000 more than the more southerly route proposed by the county and recommended by the county engineer." The originally proposed route was turned down because it crossed Arlington Memorial Gardens, south of Compton Road, and the second was rejected by North College Hill City Council after a long legal debate. Hamilton County engineer Kent Rollins told The Enquirer after learning of Mt. Healthy's decision: "It's going to be very difficult now to find a suitable route for the highway. "The south is more built up, and on the north we will have to go north of Compton Road to avoid going through the cemetery." MR. ROLLINS said the county would not give up in its efforts to find a route for the east -west highway. "We're working from Colerain Avenue west and from Winton Road east, so there are three miles to play with. All of that is usable land." North College Hill's council has scheduled a meeting with Mr. Healthy council for 7:30 p. m. today ln M .Jj,w- - .---jiff- - i : ft . N t Church Considers Unification Plan A new set-up for Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) was proposed Tuesday to a special commission of the denomination meeting here. The suggestion calls for unification of the church's many organizations into one structure "governed by a Derby Queen Finalists And 1965 Monarch . . . front, left, Patty Brunner and DeDee Holtzman; rear, left, Karen Gulat, Sharon Barlow, 1965 queen, and Mary Keegan. fnguir (Bob fr) not. Derby Queen Selection To Be Named Saturday Gncinnati Enquirer IHMrWMI' Page 10 Wednesday, July 6, 1966 Originally, 12 3 polling place owners refused Sunday use of their premises, then 13 more did the same. "Some of these already are changing their minds, and are among the 41 signed up to date," Mr. Hitz said. The Sunday registration Idea, to enable more eligible voters to register easily, was proposed by church, civic and labor leaders. insurors, according to the council director. One hospital reported that a sizeable number of doctors decided July 1 would be a good time to go on vacation. On their return, they hope, most of the "bugs" , will have been worked out of the new system. THOUGH THEIR departure conceivably could have some bearing on the number of patients seeking admission, apparently the bugs are few. The Hospital Council, individual hospitals and the Social Security Administration were all set for a deluge of questions over the long July 4 weekend. "We were here," said Mr. Ransohoff, "but there-Just weren't many questions." Indian Hill Church and Rev. n 1 if rj urday, starting at 10 a. m. Thirty-five girls were nominated by boy entrants in the Soap Box Derby, which will be held Sunday in Ault Park. The finalists were selected for appearance and school activities. The parade, largest in local derby history, will begin at Court and Race sts., move down Race Street to Fifth Street, east on Fifth Street to Main Street, and north on Main Street to Infant Medicare, Now 6 Days Old, Is Doing Quite Well, Thank You! the Hamilton County Courthouse, where the crowning ceremony will take place. Awards will be presented to the queen and her court at that time. The girls will also be on hand for the race. Bob Richmond is chairman of the queen contest. The local Soap Box Derby is co-sponsored by the Jaycees, The Cincinnati Enquirer and Greater Cincinnati Chevrolet dealers. $53,046 for parking and a larger loading dock. Both are at $1.20 a square foot Adjacent new construction at Kenyon and Carr Streets is planned by the Modern Machinery Co., which plans to purchase 15,177 square feet for $1.25 a square foot, or $18,971. Modern Machinery will operate an office-warehouse, while Petroleum Products services and repairs service station The 1966 Greater Cincinnati Soap Box Derby queen will be crowned Saturday. Four finalists have been chosen by the derby co-sponsors, The Norwood and Northern Hills Junior Chambers of Commerce. They are Mary Keegan, 14, 4112 Estermarie Dr., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Keegan; Patty Jo Brunner, 13, 1053 Pineknot Dr., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brunner; DeDee Holtzman, 13, 5353 Carthage Ave., daughter of Faye Holtzman, and Karen Gulat, 13, 6300 Bedford St., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gulat The queen will be named by Judge Benjamin S. Schwartz following a parade of 45 units through downtown Cincinnati Sat- Seek Parkie Scott DAYTON, Ohio Warren County Assistant Prosecutor Mark Clark was quoted here Tuesday night as saying Parkie Scott has been named in an arrest warrant on charges stemming from a three-day rally of the Ku Klux Kian on his Oregonia farm, the Associated Press reported. Four Queensgate Sales Proposed To Council 1300 polling places, whose owners said they wouldn't allow use of their premises for the Sunday registration of voters. Mr. Hitz said three of the teams, which started work Thursday, had reported by Tuesday night on their first efforts. He said the board was "very pleased" with the results to date, and that the crews would continue to canvass the country. . THE DIRECTOR of the Greater Cincinnati Hospital Council, Jerry Ransohoff, believes the lack of a flurry of Medicare patients Indicates there is no great backlog of elderly persons in need of care. He points out that we have "a very adequate" Aid for the Aged program and that 60 of the affected age group had Blue Cross prior to Medicare. Thus Mr. Ransohoff believes most older persons needing health care have been receiving it. BIGGEST problem so far and it hasn't been serious is dealing with the government forms. Hospitals are accustomed to filling ln many different insurance blanks, so the change primarily has been one of Tucker of the Councilman Fred Kropf, chairman of the Mt. Healthy street commission, read his committee's "no" recommendation at a jammed session in council chambers. The proposal said: "Although the street committee realized that a cross-county highway is needed in this area, we recommend against accepting the route through Mt. Healthy because It is 1200 feet longer, will have four Here which have been moving toward unification of their organizations, their International Convention Assembly still has only an advisory relationship to boards and agencies. Today, the commission delegates will discuss the proposed "design" in group sessions. It will be returned to the entire group Thursday for action, section-by-section. Then, a revised version of the design will be submitted to the International Convention of Christian Churches (Disciples) at a meeting in Dallas, Tex., in September. Final ' action will not be taken until the 1967 assembly in St Louis. Approximately 120 of the commission's 130 members are attending the Cincinnati meeting. Dr. Granville T. Walker, Fort Worth, Tex., is chairman. Defective Hoses Blamed In Fire Defective acetylene gas and oxygen hoses were blamed for a fire which injured a fireman Tuesday night and enveloped the DetroiWJincinnatl Welding Co., 33 E. Water St., under the Suspension Bridge approach. Fireman James Bailey, 41, Engine Company 8, suffered second-degree burns when a falling piece of molten tar fused to his right cheek. He was treated at General Hospital. Malcolm (Mack) Campbell, 37, 241 W. Seventh St.. Covington, told Marshal Clyde Hartman, a gas hose connection broke lose and was ignited with leaking oxygen from a defective hose by an electric motor. PAPA Wants Two Promoted In System In a statement released Tuesday, The Political Action Programming Assembly recommended the Cincinnati Board of Education promote Negroes Lawrence C Hawkins and Herman V. Bryant to the position of assistant superintendent of Cincinnati Schools. Mr. Hawkins, director of the Office of Educational Opportunities, Cincinnati Schools, has been a Junior high and elemental school principal. Mr. Bryant Is principal of Bloom Junior High School. Both men have been with the Queen City school system for 18 years. BY FRANK HECK Enquirer Science Writer All is quiet on the Medicare front. In Cincinnati, as generally across the nation, the advent of the Federal health-c are program on July 1 has caused very few problems. LOCAL HOSPITALS report that admissions of patients 65 and older are running at about the pre-Medi-care proportions varying from 23 up to approximately 40. With most institutions operating near capacity, however, and with waiting lists of several weeks, it seems likely that the six-day-old program has not yet had time to make itself fully felt. Four sales of property in Queensgate I totaling nearly $150,000 will go to City Council this week from the Department of Urban Development. Two of the sales involve expansion of existing operations. These Include the Rish Equipment Co., 1212 Dalton St., which is seeking 40,720 square feet for $48,864 for parking, and the Merchants Cold Storage Co., 646 Freeman Ave., which seeks 44,205 square feet for system of representative assemblies at regional and international levels." It was presented in an 861-line document read to members 3f the Disciples' Commis-sion on Brotherhood Restructure in session at the Hotel Sheraton-Gibson. This "design," it was explained, has been developed over the last five years. It would take several years for the presently self-governing boards and agencies to bring their constitutional and bylaws "into harmony with provisions of the design," commission members said. While the Disciples now have delegate assemblies in many states and areas Maiming Charge Filed In Injury From Fireworks Three Harrison, Ohio, men Tuesday were arrested by the Sheriff's Patrol In connection with the fireworks injury of a Bridgetown boy Monday in Miamltown. ' Fred Straughan, 10, 3976 Race Rd., was treated for face and arm injuries at Children's Hospital after a cherry bomb, thrown from a passing automobile, exploded near him as he stood outside the Miami Inn, on U. S. 52. Witnesses copied the license number. Police traced it and arrested the suspects, registered as Clyde Stotridge, 19, 201 Park Ave.; William Steele, 24, and Carl O. Louden Jr., 24, both of Maple Leaf trailer park. Stotridge was charged with maiming and possession of explosives. Steel and London were charged with possession of explosives. Car Hits Pole, Six Lads Hurt Six Bridgetown teenagers were injured Tuesday when the car in which they were riding left the road and struck a pole on Northgate Drive in Green Twp. Driver of the car, Gregory Mann, 16. 3360 Glenmont Ln. and Timothy Walroth, 14, 2343 Crescentview Ln. were reported in fair condition at St. Francis Hospital. Four others were treated and released. Sheriffs Patrol officers said the auto went left of center before striking the pole. Churches Help Poor 'Don 't Just Sing About It . . . Do ItV BY ANN RUSSELL ing" of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio in the way of financial help, has flourished. Here are some of the tilings the volunteers are doing: Helping teachers help retarded youngsters. Aiding ln securing work for the unemployed. Family visitation: prcvidlng transportation for children to clinics, helping people to move to new homes, finding work for fathers on relief. Tutoring in remedial classwork, aiding nursery school and foster home programs of the churches. Providing summer recreation for boys and girls. The project is conducted ln a business-like manner with each phase of it having its own co-ordinator who, ln turn, works through a supervisor. Supervisors are in regular contact to see that the Job is done, to be a "channel feed-back" to a parish representative. A steering committee, headed by N. Thomas Preston, directs the work, receiving regular reports. Major policy decisions are handled by a larger, tri-parish council. This system of supervision and commu nication, Rev. Mr. Laib explained, "assures no volunteers will be lost in the shuffle. Everyone has someone else to consult to receive guidance . . . He stressed, too, those who are engaged in this ministry work in co-operation with the established social service and community agencies. Clergymen cf the three sponsoring churches, pointing to the lack of enough professional workers to go around, said "deeply concerned laymen willing to learn about and dedicate themselves to some form of service could be an effective weapon in the war on poverty." Or, as one of them put it "The time bas come not simply to sing about the church militant but to prove It!" WHAT DOES it do for the volunteers? Rev. Mr. Laib answered: "They find themselves ln a challenging, exciting and demanding new role. As their Involvement deepened, they have found the real meaning of the ministry of the laity." Working with the retarded, the lonely, the aged, the poor, he added, they have discovered the value of the Bible message. "Do unto others . . ." Enquirer Religion Writer There's nothing unique about church people helping others. But members of three churches here think they have come up with a co-operative, social service project they term "volunteers with a difference." It's the Trl-Parish Ministry sponsored by St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Terrace Park, the Indian Hill Church of St. Timothy Episcopal Church, ForestvUle. It was "bom" because the clergy and laity of the three parishes realize that "poverty can exist on the doorsteps of plenty" in southeastern Hamilton County and western Clermont County. WHAT TRIGGERED its inception was an incident in December, 1964. A curate of St Thomas Church, checking on families in the area who might need Christmas baskets, found they identified the church with a "once-a-year effort" to be generous. This reaction pointed up the necessity for continued "concern" on the part of church people to Rev. Kenneth Clarke, rector of St. Thomas Church. He felt, however, the need was much bigger than one parish could handle and approached Rev. Luther John Bishop of St Timothy parish. Even though each church was already engaged in some form of social service to the community, the three groups agreed to combine forces to help those in neighborhood areas "where social services lagged seriously behind human need.' And so the work started and progressed. Rev. George Laib was officially employed as the tri-parish representative In April, 1965, to co-ordinate efforts and activities of the volunteers. He has a background of pastoral work, a two-year study of industrial missions In England and as a case worker with the Hamilton County Welfare department. When he was given the assignment it should be pointed out, it was made clear that it was not to be Just a case of "Let George do it." Volunteers from the churches were and are the mainspring of the program. Workers from the three churches were sought and trained. Some 50 women were taught the "do's and don'ts" of social service activities. THIS trl-mlnistry, which has the "biess- t, ,1

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