The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on March 2, 1967 · 27
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Thursday, March 2, 1967
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Fninli p Blast Uncovers Plush Club THE EXPLOSION Tuesday night that destroyed a restaurant across the street from the Hamilton County Courthouse may result 'in triggering a Vice Squad in vestigation into gamblin8 Activities reported operating on the second floor of the building. i Investigators looking for the cause of the blast discovered what they described as a "plush" private Club. Word Is that the operators Included a couple of well-known gamblers who "were active In the "bust-dut" days of Northern Kentucky. At this writing there is no link between the blast and the gambling operation. LIVE AND LEARN! Or maybe we should say "write and learn." Two weeks ago today we wrote that a fire captain gave us a copy of a diet that claimed 10 pounds could be shed In 10 days. We should have kept our big typewriter quiet. To date we have received more than 1100 requests for copies of the diet. Those who have already written will get their copies, but please, no more requests. We really like our readers pleasingly plump. THOSE WHO HAVE lived in Cincinnati since 1959 should recall the name of PAULINE VAN DAM. The perils of Pauline made headlines and gossip topics regularly from 1959 until she died of an overdose of sleeping pills in 1964 while serving a prison term. ' Her exploits in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky included arrests for shooting, kidnapping, possession of narcotics and carrying concealed weapons. Her romantic interest made no headlines, but plenty of gossip. ! We were reminded of Pauline when attorney Sam Rubenstein received a notice Wednesday that on March 16 a final disposition on a habeas corpus motion he filed in 1959 in behalf of Miss Van Dam would be heard in Judge Simon Leis' court. , The English translation of habeas corpus means "produce the body." Attorney Rubenstein commented that Pauline could do a lot of things, but he was sure he would be unable to have her at the hearing. The case will be dismissed at the lawyer's request. IT MAY BE too early to make a judgment but Indications are that it could be a "short" year for Vivienne Delia Chiesa, who replaced Bob Braun as the host of WLW-TV's Afternoon Show. Word Is that Miss Chiesa has a one-year contract with the station and If letters from readers are any Indication the show must Improve or be in trouble at rating time. A LOCAL barber was telling customers the other day that a cup of coffee broke up his romance. . The barber said he paid an unexpected visit to his girl friend's home. She admitted him, but seemed hervous. After a few minutes he observed a pair of feet sticking out from under her bed. ; The feet belonged to another friend, who explained he Just stopped by for a cup of coffee. The barber told both he felt there were better places to drink coffee. End of romance. Cincinnati GI Killed In Action In Vietnam t Army Pfc. Ovie E. Blank-lenshlp, 20, husband of Mrs. Linda L. Blankenship, 1641 Moore St., Cincinnati, has been killed in action In South Vietnam. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Blankenship, 2204 Gest St. ; His family received word Ovie E. Blankenship . . . wed last August Rhodes' ADC Price THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER MORE AREA NEWS ON FOLLOWING PAGE THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1967 PAGE 27 Way Cleared For Yotes On Amendments By JESSE SHAFFER Enquirer Bureau Chief COLUMBUS The way was cleared here Wednesday night for a state-wide election on two major proposed amendments to the Ohio Constitution. Final legislative touches were put on the amendments after the House and Senate approved conference committee reports on legls- latlve reapportionment and Ohio Bond Commission res olutions. Overruling Democrats' cries of "foul," the legislature pushed through the committee reports which, in effect, wrote into the resolutions language it had been unable to get through in bill form. The new language sets the election on the two amendments for May 2. Democrats had attempted to stall the election until November. Senate Minority Leader Frank W. King of Toledo attempted to block the adoption of the reports, charging that the committee had violated the Joint rules of the legislation. Democrats Indicated a court action will be filed to challenge the resolutions prior to the May 2 voting date. Earlier, a bill calling for ratification of an interstate compact on education was offered by Rep. Gordon M. Scherer (R., Hamilton). The measure would make a matter of law a policy already being followed by the state of participation in the education commission of the states. Wendell Pierce, former Cincinnati public school superintendent, is executive director of the commission and will be one of the witnesses called to testify at legislative hearings on the bill, Mr. Scherer said. Purpose of the compact Is to improve state and local educational systems through co-operation of governmental, educational and lay leaders In the various states. Membership fees are based on state population and income levels. Ohio's share of the operating costs and the upcoming biennium will be about $28,500. REP. RALPH B. Kohnen Jr. (R., Hamilton) Introduced two measures Wednesday, one calling for extending the date for the changeover of the Cincinnati Municipal Court to Hamilton County Municipal Court from June 1, 1967, to January 1, 1968, and the other providing for licensing professional nurses. In the Senate, a bill was offered under bipartisan auspices which would provide for licensing private here Monday that Pfc. Blankenship died about 1 a. m. Sunday when cut down by enemy crossfire while clearing an undisclosed area for Army engineers. Mrs. Blankenship' s mother, Mrs. Lloyd Sowder, also of the Moore St. address, said her daughter had received three letters from Pfc. Blankenship Tuesday stating he would soon be In the Mekong Delta. Pfc. Blankenship, who attended Central High School, Was employed as a machinist at Consolidated Metal Co., Cincinnati, before he married last August. He took his basic training at Ft. Jackson, S. C. Later, he was stationed in New Jersey. Two months ago he was sent to Vietnam. NEWS parking lots, with fees going to build hospitals for mentally retarded children. OTHER NEW bills would" Repeal a law adopted two years ago which set October 31 as the date foi determining school entrance age standards. Increase fees charged by the state insurance department for certain filings by agents and firms. Increase the maximum debt limit of municipalities. In floor action Wednesday, the House approved and sent to the Senate a bill reducing the residency requirement for applicants for aid to the blind from the present nine years to one year, and a bill to increase credit for time served for conviction on hunting or fishing law violations from $1 to $3 per day. City Plans Saving Of Trees, Shrubs Trees and shrubs removed for public Improvements will be salvaged by the city henceforth to beautify other areas. City Council Wednesday adopted a motion by Councilman Charles P. Taft, directing the city manager to work with the City Beautiful Committee In transplanting trees and shrubs from areas being cleared for improvement to other project areas. Council also: Authorized an expenditure of $200,000 from the city income tax permanent improvements fund for purchase of city automotive equipment this year, supplementing $475,000 in the city's budget. Authorized $50,000 for the annual rehabilitation of city buildings. Enacted an ordinance making the property owner and prime contractor responsible for removal of mud, dirt and debris tracked on the streets by trucks . from construction projects. Adopted a motion op- posing a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that would make all Cincinnati water sales outside the corporate limits subject to approval by the Ohio Utilities Commission. TWA Jet Service To Capitol Starts Trans-World Airlines started Douglas DC-9 jet services to Washington National Airport and Dulles Interna tional Airport, Washington, mmmmsm D. C, Wednesday. The 70-passenger twin-Jets leave Greater Cincinnati Airport at 3 p. m. and 8 p.m. and return flights arrive here at 12:53 p. m. and 6:22 p. m. Big GE Contract WASHINGTON The Air Force has obligated $40,-822,784 toward production of J-79-10 aircraft engines at the General Electric Evendale plant, Rep. Donald D. Clancy (R., Cincinnati) was advised Tuesday. The total amount of the contract Involved is $92,-547,372, the congressman said. yn 'Jj: ,. Councilman . . . Ann Kof fell, Our Lady of Angel s, and Theresa Gibbons, McAuley Big Improvement Girls Take Over Citv Hall Offices As Part Of Girls Week A bevy of pretty Cincinnati high school Juniors moved into the drivers seat at City Hall Wednesday. A Girls Week City Council headed by Mayor Rosemary Haddad took over the city's reins after Its election at the annual girls City Day Congress In council chambers. Miss Haddad, a 16-year-old Junior from Regina High, was elected Mayor over two other candidates. This year, for the first time, the three girls who polled the top number of votes In being elected to Council, were to be the candidates for Mayor, Vice Mayor and President Pro Tern. In the past nominations were open. Miss Haddad, who campaigned for Council on an anti- poverty program, re Winner Lelsla Sansom, operating staff nurse at the Veterans Administration Hospital on Vine Street, is the winner of the twelfth annual Johnson and Johnson Operating Room Nurse Scholarship competition. Miss Sansom also received a $750 grant during last week's general assembly of the medical firm's congress in San Diego, Calif. Senators O.K. UC Aid Bill Enquirer Bureau Special COLUMBUS The Senate Education Com mittee Wednesday night recommended passage of a bill to permit the University of Cincinnati to become a state-affiliated school. The measure, which received the support of Gov. James A. Rhodes in his budget message Tuesday night, means that UC could get up to $14 million in state aid the next biennium without becoming a state institution. Stanley J. Aronoff (R., Cincinnati) said he hopes to get the measure before the Senate for a vote prior to the week-long Easter recess. Taft Rep. Robert Taft Jr. said Tuesday he voted against the unseating of Adam Powell because it "may have either set a dangerous precedent" or it may set up "a futile act that will be set aside by the courts." In a statement for the Congressional Record, the First District congressman said that "if, in the future, members may be excluded because of qualifications in the minds of the members Taft Witl ceived the top honor. Theresa Gibbons, of McAuley High, was named Vice Mayor, and Harriet Greenland, Woodward, President Pro Tern. There were 22 candidates in all for the nine seats In the Girl Council. Those who failed to be elected by the 153 delegates, all high school juniors, were designated to serve in various city administrative capacities. Girl Council members and administrative officers sat with their official counterparts during the afternoon session of the regular city council. The business calendars were printed on pink paper for the occasion, Instead of on white. Other girl Council members were Lois O'Brien, Marian High; Ann Koffel, Our Lady of Angels; Linda Boeing, Mother of Mercy; Cooks Union Official To Head Labor Council A cooks union official Wednesday night was elected president of the Cincinnati Labor Council. Oscar Lee, financial secretary and business manager of Local 177, Cooks and Pastry Cooks Union, was. chosen to head the 100,000 member Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council. He succeeds Al Blllk, who resigned last October 29 to accept a union post in Washington. The council presidency paid $10,500 yearly, but near the end of his tenure, Mr. Bilik served Hcy9 Doctors He's Testifying When Juror Falls 111 It wasnt necessary to ask "is there a doctor In the house?" Wednesday when Walter Fashing, 34 Meadow-crest Rd., Springfield Township, a juror, fainted in Common Pleas Judge Otis R. Hess' court. Dr. Ralph Richter, 4966 Glenway Ave., was in the witness chair at the time. Judge Hess recessed court until Dr. Richter went to the Jury box to aid Mr. Fashing. Mr. Fashing was able to carry on as a Juror. The case before the Jury Is a civil suit In which Mrs. Esther Easter, 4036 Shannon St., seeks $50,000 from the Kroger Co., and her husband, $25,000, for an in-Jury Mrs. Easter suffered In a fall May 17, 1963. Disagrees rather than those set In the Constitution, proper safeguards of minority opinion and expression can be lost." Mr. Taft referred to statements by his late father, former Sen. Robert A. Taft, who opposed the unseating of Sen. William Langer, In making his declaration. "While I can understand the honest feelings and motivations of those mem Tag: -Enquirer (Boh Fr) Photo "Councilwomeii'' Judy Arnold; McNicholas: Kathl Coaston, Hughes, and Donna Rltter, Western Hills. Appointed officials were: Ellen Lay, Aiken, city manager; Virginia Howard, College Prepatory School, clerk of council; Sandra Scudder, Courter, city solicitor; Phyllis Tenholder, St. Ursula, safety director; Mary Beth Albers, Sacred Heart, urban development director; Marcia Reder, Ursuline, water works superintendent; Kathy Welch, daughter of Fire Marshal Robert Welch, fire chief; Laurie Hopple, Hillsdale, public works director; Jackie Roberts, Taft, finance director; Kim Rlesser, With-row, police chief; Beverly Schreiber, Walnut Hills, city planning director; Karen Kerkhoff, Mt. Notre Dame, parks superintendent, and Jean Heekin, Summit, public utilities director. without salary. The labor council last January amended its constitution to make the presidency a non-paying office. Mr. Lee, a former president of the Cooks Union, also has held a like post with the Cincinnati Joint Board of Hotel and Restaurant Employees and Bartenders Unions and of the Ohio State Council of Hotel and Restaurant Employees. . Mr. Lee, who lives at 3508 Llnwood Rd., Mt. Lookout, was elected over two other candidates, Arnold Tucker, International Association of Machinists, and John McCarthy, International Typographers Union. His term will last until May, 1968. The session was held at the Retail Clerks Hall, 625 College St. ft, Sketch Of New Six-Story Blue Cross Building . . . present two-story structure, with proposed re-facing, also Is shown With Action On Powell bers who voted to exclude Powell," the congressman said Tuesday, "I cannot agree with them." In the Langer case. Senator Taft wrote, "If the Senate can say that the absence of moral turpitude is a qualification, it can impose qualifications based upon the morals, the religion or lack of religion or the philosophical or political views of any person elected." $2 Million Doubt Cast Here On Ability To Pay BY MARGARET JOSTEN Of The Enquirer Staff Gov. James A. Rhodes' proposal to Increase Aid to Dependent Children grants to 100 of subsistence would :ost Hamilton County about $1,920,000 a year. Doubt that Hamilton County could come up with such a sum in addition to its current public assistance commitments was expressed Wednesday by R. A. Ander-egg Jr., county administrator. "I can't see It on the horizon," he said. MR. RHODES' plan, outlined by state welfare officials to Frederick A Breyer, Hamilton County Welfare Director, calls for the state and the county to share on a 50-50 basis the difference between the present 70 of subsistence and Computers Urged As Law Aid In about a year attorneys will be assisted by a statewide computer system In their search for precedent-setting legal opinions. Speaking Wednesday at a meeting of the Cincinnati Bar Association, Francis L. Dale, president of the Ohio Bar, said the system could save clients money and make attorneys more efficient. Called Ohio Bar Automated Research (OBAR) the system would give attorneys more time to devote to the basics of their profession and eliminate the "dull, tiresome, search for legal precedents," said Mr. Dale, who Is president and publisher of The Enquirer. For example, he said, if a Cincinnati lawyer representing a client In a workmen's compensation appeal could call OBAR headquarters in , Columbus and ask for data ' on all court rulings on such cases. He would receive the information by mail or wire, or eventually from a computer located in his county. OBAR will be sponsored by the Ohio Bar. "We want the information to be available to all lawyers." Mr. Dale said. Not more than $400,000 will be needed he said to set up the system which will include court decisions since 1940 and reference data about earlier cases. Users will pay Initially about $200 for the first year, and beginning the second1 year will pay about $35 per question fed into the computer. Blue Cross Plans A New Building Blue Cross Is to build a $2.5 million, six-story building, directly west of its present two buildings at Wm. H. Taft Rd. and Woodburn Ave. Construction Is to begin April 1, with completion set for July, 1968. The new unit will add 90,600 square feet of floor space to an existing 48,000 square feet. New construction plans Include refaclng the two- Senator Taft concluded, "It is my belief that Section Five, Article One of the Constitution was only intended to make each House the final judge as to whether a man was properly elected and whether he met the qualifications prescribed by the Constitution Itself." Congressman Taft said he hoped the Powell action "will lead the House to a better definition of the lOOCf. for which several organizations are agitating. State officials estimate the total increase would be approximately $13.50 per child and caretaker (usually the mother). Hamilton County's share of this sum would be $6.75 per person if it should decide to participate. Mr. Breyer said Hamilton County in March had 23, 748 persons on the ADC and Aid to Dependent Chll-. dren of the Unemployed (ADCU) rolls. The Increase at $6.75 per person would require $160,-000 a month from Hamilton County, or $1,920,000 a year In additional funds. MR. ANDEREGG pointed out that Hamilton County's commitment for all public assistance programs, including ADC and ADCU, is $2,441,000 this year. Such money comes out of the local government fund, he said, and he knew of no other source. Governor Rhodes asked the Legislature for an additional $35 million in the biennium to pick up the state's share of ADC increases. State welfare officials told Mr. Breyer supplementary legislation would be Introduced in the General Assembly to make it possible for counties unable to put out the $6.75 per person to participate at a lower figure, also on a 50-50 basis. Judge Approves Officer's Search A policeman may detain a person and search him for weapons for his own protection, Common Pleas Judge Raymond E. Shannon has ruled in a case in which the policeman frisked a suspect and found an open knife. Judge Shannon overruled a motion to suppress, as the result of illegal search, the evidence against William Kincaid, 42, 912 Central Avenue. A policeman may make such a search for his own protection, Judge Shannon held. He convicted Kincaid and sentenced him to 60 days in jail. to story building, constructed In 1956 as an annex to the building at the corner of Taft and Woodburn. That building, purchased in 1943, was the old Woodburn Exchange of the telephone company. The refaclng will match that to be used on the new structure. Architect-engineers for the six-story building are Krai, Zepf, Freitag & Associates, Cincinnati. standards of conduct for members." Meantime, he introduced a bill Wednesday requiring congressmen to report yearly their Investments and Interests to a new committee of standards which would have authority to Investigate cases similar to Powell's. He Introduced a similar bill in the 88th Congress. (Sec Powell Story , Page U i ft - m A' tk m

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