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Vilnesdav, Veh. 21, 1969 Frank . -J Anti-Tax Vote Drive Launched Some 21.500 anti-sales tax petitions will flood Hamilton County today marking the launch of a campaign to defer the l2rf county piggy back tax to a November referendum. Co-ordinating the drive for signatures of 29.499 registered voters is a seven-man Concerned Citizens Committee. Each member will be responsible for circulating a bundle of the petitions. The two-page petitions bear a copy of the county commissioners' tax resolution, adopted a week ago, names of the committee members and spaces for 90 signatures. Vincent H. Beckman, spokesman for the Hamilton County Democratic party, working as an adjunct to the central committee, said Tuesday 7000 petitions will go out of Democratic headquarters. "The Democratic party is going to do everything it can to give the people . . . the chance to vote on the sales tax," Beckman said. The tax will go into effect May 1 unless we can stop it." We want to complete this drive within the next two weeks." All completed petitions from all groups represented In the Concerned Citizens Committee will be processed as ene and filed with the county auditor prior to March 7, as required under Ohio law. Against Police -Enquirtr (Gerry Wol'er) PHo'o Bonnie Lou And Marty Hogan Promote Goodies ... at WCET annual Action Auction night for viewers 'Itfs Marvelous, Fun, Hectic" As WCE'Ps Action Auction Sets Sail Mrs. Mark Upson Jr., 3070 Observatory Ave., Hyde Park, a 'table loader" who worked behind the scenes, held up what she called a "smoother used to smooth feather beds." It was a plain wooden board with a horse figure on top. Some 30 volunteers manned the phones in a Howdy Doody-type peanut gallery while Mrs. Barbara Mack, 7820 Brill Rd., ran bids to the bid runners who dashed them over to Louis Aronoff (Aronoff Auctions) and Leo Underhill (WNOP) at the huge Action Board. 'it's fun and I wouldn't miss it for anything," said Mrs. Mack, as she ran off with more bids. Erich Kunzel, associate conductor of the Symphony Orchestra, felt invigorated. "People are turning out at the studio as well as watching this. It's about as crazy as last year's," he laughed. "This is a little different 'from the kind of auctioning I'm used to," Censorship Outside of police censorship of the press, there is no way to guarantee aginst a newspaper revealing the names of persons who aid police in solving crimes, City Manager Richard L. Krabach said Tuesday. However, Krabach noted that the Police Department is always cognizant of its responsibility to protect citizens supplying information and that the press usually co-operates when there is good reason. Councilman Gordon Rich recently asked in a motion in Council that the city manager report on ways of preserving the anonimity of citizens who aid in solving crimes. He said that two women who recently helped Secret Service agents clear a case feared for their safety because their names were used in an Enquirer news article. 1 1 iiiiu Citv Council Just A Stepping-Stone? BEHIND THE SCENES: There Is more than to the eye in the appointment of Arthur J. Reid Jr. to Cincinnati's City Council. Word is that Reid. a Negro, is being groomed for a judgeship. Earlier this year the local Republicans received word from Governor Rhodes stating that he would like to see another Negro judge in Cincinnati. Apparently Reid has been selected for the post ... if he can get a favorable showing in November's election. Incidentally, the appointment of Reid was not greeted with enthusiasm by many party regulars and club leaders are going to have a selling job on their hands to smooth things over. STILL NO WORD from the Cincinnati School Board concerning the date for a special school tax levy or a suggested amount for the levy. Perhaps the delay is caused by a board member forgetting his lines at public meetings after being rehearsed at a private session. Something on the levy is scheduled to come out of the board's February 24 meeting ... if they remember. SPEAKING OF SCHOOL TAXES, Youngstown, Ohio, got a good ribbing on national television when Laugh-In took it to task Monday night for failure to support its schools. Cincinnati could find itself in the same position as Youngstown if the next levy also is defeated. THERE IS NO ONE in town more safety-minded than Enquirer cartoonist L. D. Warren. In fact, in 1963 he won three major safety awards for drawings that promoted safety and accident prevention. Monday, Warren got another safety reminder ... a traffic ticket. He forgot to stop at a stop sign at Court and Sycamore Sts. His latest "award" will cost him 20 bucks. ONE OF THE AREA'S largest chain grocery stores called the other day to report that the sale of grapefruit and grapefruit Juice has increased about 700 since I wrote about the grapefruit diet. Grocer, 53. Dies In Auto Crash James L. Dillon, 58. owner of the Village Grocery, 23 Village Square, Glendale, died" in a two-car auto crash on the southbound ramp from Sharon Road to 1-75 Tuesday morning. Police said Dillon's car struck the rear of another driven by Mrs. Freda Baker, 51, 11993 Gulfport Dr., Sharonville. The coroner's office will determine whether Dillon died as a result of the crash or from natural causes. 'Favoritism' Letters To A Cincinnati testing firm contended Tuesday it could save the city government S50.000 to $100,000 if it were allowed to compete for the business. In letters to city councilmen and other city officials, Lawrence A Kane Jr., attorney for the American Testing and Engineering Co., pleaded for the opportunity to show the city where his client could save the money. Robert McDonald, city clerk, said he will call Mayor Eugene P. Ruehl- WciRelffjl Proximity Of Two Schools Upsets Plan To Expand Harrison Airport Page 22 THE CINCINNAT ENOUIKEI MORE ABCA NEWS on roLLOimc pace Parochial Tax Share Drive On SI Million Deficit Looms Locally Ohio's Catholic schools are beginning a push for a share of public tax dollars. The drive will include a campaign "to convince people that such participation in governmental funds is their right and is legislatively and constitutionally possible." Priests, principals and teachers from the Cincinnati archdiocese met Tuesday at Regina High School to take a look at a 12-point master plan for Catholic schools in the state. Schools in the Cincinnati archdiocese are facing a predicted deficit of between $750,000 and $1 million by 1970 just for operational costs of 142 parochial schools. Msgr. Ralph Asplan, treasurer of the archdiocese, who predicted the deficit, said, too, operational costs of the 27 inter-parochial high schools increased by $748,000 last year, a 12 jump over the previous year. Parochial grade operational costs increased 15.1 in the same period. During the last year, Monsignor Asplan reported, 49 parishes operated at a "break-even point" or, in some cases, a deficit, and now projectors indicate that by 1970 some 70 parishes will be operating in the red. The 12-point plan, which is to be publicized and explained to Catholic church members in the six dioceses in Ohio during the next several months has for its objectives: Affirmation of the church's commitment to maintain and strengthen Catholic school; explanation of the value of Catholic education to both Catholics and non-Catholics; support from all persons in overcoming the financial crisis; and a campaign for substantial government assistance through new legislation. Theodore Staudt, executive director of the Catholic Conference of Ohio, which sponsored the meeting, said Catholic schools of the Cincinnati archdiocese save Ohio taxpayers $52 million annually and the six dioceses save the state $198 million yearly. IRS Tax ,$100,000 pay the sum, Sweeney reneged on the offer "and increased the amount considerably." On May 8, 1967, the suit says, IRS ordered the Valentines to pay $4126.83, which they say they paid except for $10.32 on May 22, 1967. Sweeney told them, the suit adds, that interest would accrue on the $10.32 balance. But then, four days later he assessed them for $2062.65. This action, the suit says, was "done with malice and intention to harass." The Mariemont couple say that on November 18, 1968, they sent IRS a check for their $10.32 balance and the check was refused. The battle came to a climax this past December. The Valentines charge that Sweeney "falsely and maliciously without reasonable cause" seized their real estate on December 5, and then, on December 31, seized their bank accounts. of society, but instead of trying to develop excellence he tried to mi-tate the white man. "Most sensible white people I know accept their whiteness as a condition, and are striving for higher excellence," Me said. He bitterly criticized the current role colleges are playing and said he had no sympathy for the student Democratic Society and l?ss sympathy for colleges faculties. "The faculty Is there to nerve the needs of the students. They should be humble, not humiliated when faced with protest," he said. He called Harvard University, from which he received a doctorate in education, a "hunklfled" college. He said the all Negro colleges were just as "hunklfled." means catering to white sociery.j "Hunklfled" he later explained He saw Black Power as the only solution to the present dilema. "Black Power is the most social, creative and theological concept ever known," said Wright, vho won the Christian Research Foundation prize for his book on the ancient church, "One Bread, One Body." Education got in the way of plans to expand the Harrison Airport Tuesday. The Hamilton County commissioners, who had been receptive to the idea, learned from the Airport Advisory Committee that the Harrison Junior and Senior High schools would lie near the end of the proposed expanded runway. Plans called for expanding the facility, with Federal Aviation Agency fands, for a corporate jet airport. ' Instead, the committee sug handle general aviation needs in the region. But it advised that the runway extension would bring the center line of the runway to within 2000 feet of the high school's stadium and within one-half mile of the school itself. COMMISSIONER John E. Held said that he and Commissioner Robert Wood accepted the advisory group's recommendation, "because they understand flying and airports, and we don't. It's that simple." Commissioner Joseph L. De-Courcy Jr. did not attend the meeting. He was in Washington, D. C. Members of the advisory commit-:ee are John Hilberg, chairman, Frank Ferris, Kent Mathias and Fred Garry. Tuesdays meeting was the first time the committee had been called on for advice in two years, Anderegg said. The committee said that it favors a complete study of the region by the airport consulting firm of Land-rum and Brown, Cincinnati, before any decision is made. The original proposal to consider the Harrison Airport in any plans to build a new jet facility in the region came during informal talks between Anderegg and airport co-owner Russell Woodruff. Construction of a new or expanded general aviation facility in the Cincinnati area recently was recommended by the Federal Aviation Administration. Hinted In Test Firm's Cincinnati City Officials BY DOUG CLARKE Of The Enquirer Staff "It's marvelous, fun and madly hectic," said a pretty but harried volunteer "bid runner" as she ran with the latest telephone bid. With all the confusion and electricity of an election night headquarters, WCET's annual Action Auction got off in full swing Tuesday night. A potpourri of Cincinnati's most prominent people were at the station to help auction the donated items. While telephones constantly rang amidst the hubbub of activity and the glare of lights, people out in television land viewing over Channel 48, phoned in for such things as: a painting by Beatrice Lilly valued at S300 (it went for SI'S), 20 car wash tickets, karate lessons, a Ft. Lauderdale trip, a Volkswagen with a sun roof and shoes for a Western style horse. gested, and the commissioners agreed, that funds should be sought through OKI for a study to find a new location. R. A. Anderegg, county administrator, will approach OKI Thursday about the proposal. In addition, he will ask for a nine-county airport study. The Harrison Airport is located on West Road near Dry Fork Road in western Hamilton County. The advisory committee generally was in favor of a new facility or an improved existing airport to as architects, engineers and others. But Kane said in his letter that the city was not prevented from accepting his client's offer if it were better than the Nutting proposal. "Surely at a time when the finances of our city have reached a critical point, every citizen is interested in effecting a savings to the taxpayer providing, of course, that the services to be rendered are of the same kind and quality of those that have been rendered by others in the past," Kane wrote. Recently, a former testing company owner told The Enquirer that James R. Krusling, city engineer, had refused to allow him to bid against the Nutting firm. He had to dissolve his firm because he could not obtain part of the city's testing business, which is substantial, he said. The Nutting firm tests all gravel, sand, concrete, concrete pipe, roofing materials and steel before and after tit is installed in city projects. It also makes test borings of proposed building sites. Exact totals of Nutting's fees were not available Tuesday night but were believed to range in the six figure class. Attorney Meted Fine, Sentence A 30-day jail sentence and a maximum fine of $500 and costs were imposed against an attorney Tuesday in each of two cases of failing to comply with city building code enforcement orders. Attorney Bernard Klatch drew the penalities from Judge Rupert Doan in Criminal Court for neglecting to fix up his two tenement buildings at 1413 and 1624 Race Street. Judge Doan, however, stayed sentence until March 13 to allow Klatch an opportunity to comply-fully with the Building Department orders. Should there be a lack of agreement then the judge said he would personally visit the premises to make a determination. chuckled Aronoff. "I just follow orders and hope we do right". Far from the madding crowd in the backstage bar, Mrs. Lilias Folan, 8000 North Clippinger Dr., tended to mixing soft drinks. "Business is terrific. This is the best place to be," she smiled. "I just moved from Connecticut and I think this is great. I've met so many interesting people." UNDER THE GLARE of TV lights, Vivienne, of WLW fame, was busy promoting a statue of a clown. Attractive Miss Teenage Mid-West Vikki Fangman, 16, 9251 Silva Dr., Groesbeck, wrote figures on the "quickie" board. "I just love getting involved with things. For that I'm glad I'm Miss Teenage Midwest." At 8 p. m. there came the "changing of the guard," as celebrities who had worked the past hour moved off and others replaced them. Still the phones kept buzzing and people dashed everywhere to handle the influx of calls from people who tuned in and were turned on by the items they saw offered. "With no rehearsals, it's amazing how organized and how much fun this is," said another. It will run like that for five more nights. jmmsmmmmmmmmmmmmmK Closed Today The Hamilton County Courthouse and its courts will be closed today in observance of Lincoln's birthday. Couple Sues Officer For An eight-year battle between a Cincinnati lawyer and the Internal Revenue Service resulted Tuesday in a $100,000 suit against a tax officer. Frederick L. and Carol C. Valentine, 4006 Miami Rd., mariemont, filed the suit in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court against Quen-tin Sweeney, 1432 Sigma Cir., an IRS appellate officer. The Valentines charge Sweeney with "false and malicious seizure" of their real estate and bank accounts and harassment. Valentine claims that the Internal Revenue Service assessed them for excess taxes in 1961 based on the "increase in assets theory." Valentine said he appealed to the IRS appeals division and then went to a Federal tax court, and that on the basis of his appeal, Sweeney offered, in January 1967 to settle the case for $3675. But Valentine contends that when he went to IRS to The Black Power spokesman fired up his audience of about 300 students, professors, and local civil rights leaders, with discussions of the university, the city and the role of a university in the solution to the current dilemma. He said a university should deal with truths to bring out the cultural experiences of each ethnic group rather than the system of maintaining the status quo. IN KEEPING with his title, "The Role of the University In Urban Social Crisis," Wright said the cultural experiences of the black man makes him unique. He sees this experience as the "most creative, greatest undeveloped asset," this nation has. "A city," he said, "is essentially people. The way to rehabilitate a city is not to rehabilitate its physical structure, but to rehabilitate its people." Turning his criticism inward, Wright lashed out at the black man . for "hot having a marginal perspective." He said the black man was pushed out of the mainstream Schoolmen Talk Plans, But Money's A Hitch Race-And Academic-Progress Seen Through 'Working Together' mann's attention to the letter during the weekly Council meeting Wednesday. The testing firm is a competitor of the H. C. Nutting Co., which recently received a renewal of Its yearly contract to perform tests of materials and services for the city engineer's office. THE NUTTING FIRM won the contract without competition because city and state laws allow city officials complete freedom to select professional service providers, such director of vocational education. They spoke to more than 100 principals, counselors and central office staff in the Education Center auditorium. ALTHOUGH local educators expected to hear details of Gov. James A. Rhodes' vocational ideas, the state staff dealt only with Federally-funded programs in the next fiscal year. They said later they didn't know what the governor's plans were or how the legislature will act. The officials urged local educators to consider new types of programs to fit local employment needs. They raced through the many types of courses that can be funded under the Federal acts. The officials underscored the need to train both adults and youth from depressed areas. They stressed that a variety of careers fall under the vocational banner, not just machinist trades. Shoemaker reported that since 1963 the number of Ohio youth in vocational classes jumped from 47,000 to 117,000 and the number of adults from 92,000 to 160,000. An aide noted that in Cincinnati last June there were 2231 unfilled jobs on employment service rolls. A rapid-fire team of Ohio officials Tuesday urged Cincinnati schoolmen to hitch their programs to a vocational star. But there seemed to be a hitch to local expansion. THE OFFICIALS advocated doubling of Federal and state sponsored job programs under existing laws. They sketched a variety of possibilities but didn't touch on proposed new state efforts. Ohio expects $23 million in Federal aid next year. Roy Anderson, secondary schools director here, noted the hitch: Most of the programs require that Federal aid be matched by local or state contributions of facilities or equipment. "Any great enlargement means Cincinnati coming up with 50 of the money, which is a bit of a problem these days," he said. He noted that some programs, however, such as work experience, could be expanded without spending a lot of money. Other programs require only 10 state or local . matching. "But the state hasn't been putting up any money," Anderson said. "Maybe the governor will change this. The Columbus delegation was headed by Dr. Byrl Shoemaker, state BY ALLEN HOWARD Of The Enquirer Staff Dr. Nathan Wright, award winning author who chaired the first Black Power Conference in Newark, N. J., in 1967, thinks blacks and whites, as well as students and teachers, can gain more by working together than through separatism. Wright, speaking Tuesday at the University of Cincinnati In a Black History Week observance, cautioned college students and blacks "not to get so angry at the system." "Protest has to come from the inside," Wright said. "In all my academic studies, I feel that I gained tools to use to revolutionize this nation. It doesn't make sense to send out troops when you can weaken the opposition by co-oping its power." Wright, who serves as director of the Department of Urban Work of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, cited his family connection with UC pointing out that his grandfather, mother, twin brother got degrees there and his sisters studied there. Wright wa graduated from UC in 1947.

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