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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Monday, October 3, 1977
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A civil rights attorney says the Cincinnati Board of Education's decision to take a "stone-wall" position precludes desegregating city schools without a "lengthy lawsuit that costs precious time and money." section G Monday, October 3, 1977 I, ewe THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER filial?? 1 1 1 1 1 1 i knwm Hilltop Bookie Opening Shop BEHIND THE SCENES: A new business opening in a Newport shopping area will front a horse book operation. The bookie reportedly is moving the operation from his Ft. Thomas home. C INCINNATI ONCE was recognized as a major beer producing city . . .The Queen City still downs the brew, but the local producers have dwindled since the golden days of local JOHN KOETTERSof Mt.' Healthy recently ran across a 1915 city directory which has a list of local breweries . . . HOW MANY breweries were listed in 1915 . . . and how many can you name? The answers appear at the end of today's column. tt it tt IF YOU think Cincinnatians aren't beer lovers . . . you're wrong. At the recent Oktoberfest beer taps ran continually. I understand that 25,000 gallons of brew was consumed . . . and that's a lot of beer. 6 SPEAKING OF beer, one local brand that you wont find on the 1915 list Is Schoenllng. It wasn't started until after Prohibition, but It is now experiencing a modern day problem . . . thievery! It seems that thieves keep sneeking Into the brewery's Central Avenue warehouse and carting off the product. The brewery has lost about 100 cases this year . . . and Its request for increased patrol has gone unanswered. 6 A a ANSWER TO the beer QUIZ: The directory listed 26 breweries. They were the BELLEVUE BREWING CO., BOWMAN HARMON BREWING CO, BRUCKMAN BREWING CO., BUCKEYE BREWERY, CROWN BREWING CO., ELM STREET BREWERY, FAIRMOUNT BREWING CO., FOSS-SCHNEIDER BREWING CO, CAMBRINUS STOCK CO, HAUCK BREWING CO., HERANCOURT BREWING CO, HUDEPOHL BREWING CO., JACKSON BREWING CO, JUNG BREWING CO, KAUFMANN BREWING CO, LACKMAN BREWING CO, LION BREWING CO, MOERLEIN BREWERY, MOHAWK BREWING CO, OHIO UNION BREWING CO, QUEEN CITY BREWERY, SCHALLER BREWING CO, UNITED STATES BREWERY, WETTERER BREWING CO, WIEDEMANN BREWING CO. AND THE WINDISCH MUHLHAUSER BREWING CO. . , update The large factory-like building on the grounds of the Campbell Lodge for Boys, in Cold Spring, was built nine years ago to provide gymnastic and vocational outlets, such as auto mechanics, woodworking, arts and crafts shop and dark room technology. The building is in use, and working toward its multipurpose possibilities. The building adaptlbllity has been like a game of musical chairs, according to the Rev. Ralph Hartman, director of the Lodge for homeless teenagers. The building is being used all the time, but is undergoing a "transitional phase" with permanence In the forseeable future, the director hopes. The auto mechanics shop no' longer has an instructor and no longer has proper insurance. That area has become storage for maintenance equipment and supplies. The five rooms on either side of the gymnasium floor, which is still waiting for the hardwood to cover the concrete, will become residences for additional staff, office and mail center, conference room as well as the present weight-lifting room, recreational area and shower facilities. ( Moved to rooms above will be a hobby shop, home maintenance shop, woodworking shop, art shop, .audio-visual room, photo dark room, supply shop and library-resource room. The Lodge is recent recipient of a $5000 grant from a foundation for boys in Cincinnati, which has supported Altercrest Boys' Home. This funding stipulates that it be used toward building a third residence on the grounds to house 12 additional boys. .': ( , T-Carole Valentine index City Editor Denny Dressman Telephone: 721-2700 ext. 376 FOUR KILLED SCHOOL FINANCES C-2 C-2 SUIT PROPOSAL C-2 I r LA VERNE BROWN stands In front of her Seville Court home Sunday, white clean-up at neighbors' homes struck by "the hands." Warning System OK Day After Tornado BY BARBARA REDDING Enquirer Reporter His black felt hat positioned squarely on his head, Llore Macca-rone stood stiffly awaiting the count down. His finger rested apprehensively on the dial that would sound the tornado warning sirens shortly before noon Sunday. "Five, four, three, two, one . . . it's 12 o'clock," noted his assistant. The Hamilton County Civil Defense director's finger turned the dial, which closely resembles the dial on a telephone. , Television and newspaper reporters and cameramen prepared themselves for the loud blast of the sirens but they heard instead a sound resembling that of a telephone ringing as they waited In the Cincinnati Fire Tower in Mt. Adams for the test to be completed. The ring lasted one minute. Then, the "real" telephones began ringing. The sirens had sounded. "NO MA'AM, it's Just a test. Where do you live? Price Hill?" said a Fire Tower dispatcher, hanging up the phone. "They heard It In Price Hill, " he told Maccarone. After several more phone calls, Maccarone cautiously called the test a success. "Preliminary results indicate that all the sirens went off," he announced. The test was made to make sure the county's 125 storm warning sirens were working. They weren't working properly Saturday morning when a tornado touched down In Green Township, damaging 27 homes, and strong winds struck various other areas of Hamilton County. Many persons contend they never heard the initial siren, including Maccarone. That is why the director of Disaster Preparedness and Civil De Jet Pilot's Skill Praised BY JIM GREENFIELD Enquirer Reporter Split-second reaction by a Trans World Airlines (TWA) pilot on a runway In St. Louis. Mo, narrowly averted a disaster that might have killed and injured scores of Greater Cincinnatians, passengers said Sunday. As his Cincinnati-bound plane rocketed down the runway at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Friday evening, only seconds from liftoff, the pilot spotted a small private jet crossing the runway and turning toward him. "I figured we were in a world of trouble when I heard the brakes slam on and the engines go into reverse," said TWA passenger Jack Schultz of Edgewood, Ky. "Then we veered off the runway and got stuck in the mud." The Boeing, 707 aircraft "miraculously" was stopped without Injury or damage to the plane, passengers said. MANY OF the TWA passengers looked on in horror as the wing of the smaller plane passed under the wing of their jet as the two planes passed one another on the runway, going in opposite directions. Only because the private Jet was small s t. fense for Hamilton County rushed from his Coleraln Township home shortly after 7 a.m. to his Hartwell office to activate the sirens from there. He activated the sirens at about 7:45 a.m. MACCARONE STILL had no definite answer Sunday as to why some of the sirens did not sound shortly after the National Weather Service declared a tornado warning shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday. Saturday, he blamed the malfunction on power outages. But a Cincinnati Gas & Electric Co. spokesman refused to accept Maccarone's reasoning. Sunday, Maccarone said the malfunction may have been caused by problems within the Fire Tower's circuitry or by power outages. An investigation Is under way to determine the exact cause, he said Sunday. "We don't feel the problem was caused by an official here," said Maccarone, dismissing the possibility than a fire dispatcher may not have activated the warning system properly at 7 a.m. Saturday. Maccarone said the warning system Is tested every two months at either the Fire Tower or the Civil Defense headquarters in Hartwell. The system was activated from the Fire Tower in September, he said. An attempt will not be made to determine which sirens sounded at 7 a.m. Saturday as such an action "would be difficult and time consuming," Maccarone said. TO INSURE all sirens go off In the future, Maccarone said he would be meeting with National erand therefore lower to the ground was a collision avoided, they said. "It could have been another Tenerife," said Schultz. Last March, two passenger jets crossed paths and collided on a runway at Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands. The trash killed 577 and was the worst air disaster in history. Schultz and Mrs. W.R. Miner of Ft. Mitchell, another passenger, said the TWA pilot later told them the air traffic controllers at the airport had cleared the private jet to taxi on the same runway the TWA jet had been cleared to use for takeoff. Delays plagued operations at the St. Louis airport most of Friday night. Tfie Enquirer has learned air traffic controllers there have threatened Job actions because of union disputes. The controllers reportedly blamed Friday's events on bad weather. JERRY COSLEY, director of corporate communications for TWA In Kansas City, said Sunday the airline and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) were investigating the near-miss and the delays. "The big unanswered question, which is where the story Is, is was that other (private) plane cleared to , i vsA"' " ; efforts continue Weather Service officials. The Civil Defense director, who set up the present warning system, said he would like Weather Service meteorologists to have the authority to initiate the warning system after they declare a tornado warning. "I will make every attempt to get an alarm system Installed back in the Weather Service headquarters" at Greater Cincinnati Airport, he said. The Weather Service had the ability to activate the storm warning system until the service moved from downtown Cincinnati in the early 1970s but meteorologists never set off the sirens because there was no need to. John Robinson, the weather service's chief meteorologist, said federal regulations now specifically prohibit meteorologists from initiating storm alarm systems. 'The main reason we can't be the Initiator is because the alarm system belongs to someone else and It Is used for other things besides storm warnings," said Robinson. "We cover 24 counties in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio-we can't accept responsibility for initiating that many county alarm systems." UNDER THE present system from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, meteorologists decide a warning is necessary, then notify county Civil Defense units via radio-TV broadcasts, a message wire and telephone calls. The Civil Defense unit then initiates the alarm system, Robinson said. Outside of the 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours and on holidays, the Weather Service notifies the Cincinnati Fire Tower which initiates the alarm system. Robinson said the present system had worked well until Saturday. He had no explanation as to why it didn't work then. The chief meteorologist said Weather Service officials are willing to meet with Civil Defense officials. However, he said, "I don't really know if giving the Weather Service the power to initiate the warning system would be a good idea." In Near Miss be where he was, and why?" said Cosley. Cosley said the TWA plane was "well short of the point of being committed to takeoff" when the pilot aborted the takeoff. But Mrs. Miner and Schultz tell a different story. "We started down the runway and gained enough speed for liftoff," said Mrs. Miner. "Then suddenly we went into reverse. It was quite rough, but we finally got stopped." Schultz said one TWA official told him the plane had been only "three or four seconds from liftoff" when the pilot applied the brakes. Later, the pilot "seemed quite shaken and upset ..." at the air traffic controllers, Schultz said. "I think his comment was, 'What the ... is wrong with those . . . fools?"' THE PASSENGERS sat in the plane for two hours before It was dislodged from the mud. Then it taxied back to the terminal to allow it's brakes to cool before heading for Cincinnati. "There was no air conditioning or air coming in except the air we were breathing," said Mrs. Miner. "We all got pretty lightheaded. Everybody was very kind to us but we were imprisoned in that airless place." The TWA plane eventually reached Cincinnati 4's hours late. lit (t x ! f 1 1 if n . " 4 , mvfta k 1 Enquirer photo BY TOM HUBBARD Neighbors Rebuild Lives Out Of Debris BY WALT SCHAEFER Enquirer Reporter GREEN TWP.-A tattered American flag fluttered in the brisk wind Sunday afternoon by the shell of a house at 5518 Seville Ct. In the debris surrounding the once-fashionable Monfort Heights home of Robert Martin was an old bowling shoe, garden tools, a cluttered drawer from a chest not seen and a pillow resembling a turtle. Martin, wearing a sling on the left arm, walked from the side of the house, smiled and said, "HI. Can 1 help you?" The scene up and down Seville Court here Sunday was one of people helping people. Twelve homes were destroyed here when a tornado ripped up the street shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday. Nine other homes were severely damaged. NO ONE shed tears or sat and sulked. The neighborhood was the center of activity as families, friends and relatives worked at rebuilding what part of their lives was lost. "One of the fellas helping clean , up pulled it (the flag) out of the debris yesterday (Saturday) and stuck It up there," Martin said, chuckling. Martin said he lost a finger when winds, sweeping though shattered windows, blew a door shut on his hand. "I don't know whether to build or look for another house," Martin said. When asked if he has felt any aftershock, he replied, "That hasn't set in yet." ACROSS AND down the street, a young man raked Insulation from his front yard, 5515 Seville Ct. Owner John Raleigh said his home received major structural damage. The entire second floor was gone. The Volunteers of America have stored his furniture at no cost, he said. As he watched the yard being raked, he commented, "I sell insulation," and shook his head, smiling. Neighbors and friends and a troop of Boy Scouts climbed through the debris at various homes Sunday. Crowds of people worked on every damaged house. A member of the Red Cross said that a few workers suffered minor scratches and a couple stepped on nails. STATE SEN. Stanley Aronoff (R.-Clncinnati), Hamilton County Sheriff Lincoln Stokes and officials were at the scene Sunday. They said their task will continue as they attempt to co-ordinate policies and programs to assist the homeless. Aronoff talked of reimbursement programs and guarantees of services there have been and will 17 Injured In Seville Court Area The following persons were injured in Saturday's tornado that destroyed several homes on Seville Court: Peter Seitz, 11, 5540 Seville Ct., in good condition at Children's Hospital. Karen Seitz, 18, Peter's sister, in fair condition at Good Samaritan ' Hospital. Stevieanne Beatty, 27, 5574 Seville Court, in fair condition at Good Samaritan Hospital. Treated and released ai Good Samaritan, Children's, St. George or Providence hospitals were 14 other persons: """ Tornado Resembled 'Two Hands'.. GREEN TWP.-A buzzing sound sputtered behind Leon Brown's home where "two hands" had swooped down the day before. 1 "It was like two big hands pushing the trees" In the woods ut the rear of the house, Luverne Brown said Sunday as she watched her husband saw damaged trees and re-culled what she saw of the tornado Saturday. "I didn't see a funnel. It was right on us," said Mrs. Brown of 5592 Seville Ct. "That's why 1 didn't think of a tornado. "IT BECAME very dark" Just be. fore "the hands" began pushing the woods, Mrs. Brown said. "And, It rains-Just sheets of rain." Standing In her family room and looking out the same window where she viewed "the hands," Mrs. Brown said the trees "were all bending toward me," Mrs. Brown said. The twister leveled several fashionable homes on Seville Court, a Monfort Heights area street lined with residences of the $80,000 to $100,000 range. "WE WERE blessed," Mrs. Brown said. "It was coming at the house, but it turned and went uround the house." Damage to the home on the cul-de-sac was limited to the roof and to twisted, distorted and uprooted trees In the woods. "I looked up the street and the houses were caving In like little tinker boxes," Mrs. Brown said. "There were chimneys laying on the roofs." After the storm passed, Mrs. Brown said she went outside. "I stood In the circle. It was very quleL There was a steady rain." continue to be performed by agencies, including police security, for the homeowners. "It is my opinion that the dollar amount (of damage) will not qualify (for national disaster relief funds)," Aronoff said. But, the senator said relief in the form of state funds will probably be approved. He added those suffering damage may qualify for Small Business Administration loans at reduced Interest rates. Stokes said police will keep the area cordoned of f to prevent looting. In shifts, 75 men have surrounded the area since the catastrophe. Lighting was set up to Illuminate backyards. MEANWHILE, HOMEOWNERS continued to figure their damages. The twelve homes destroyed were valued at between $80,000 and $100,000 each. The nine damaged homes received $30,000-$40,000 each, Stokes said. "That docs not lnctude contents. I saw a beautiful organ. What did that cost? Maybe five grand?" , Despite the heavy property damage, Aronoff said, "It Is my Impression that they (the residents) are taking this philosophically. They're In good humor. It's almost unbelievable. They're quietly helping themselves." . , Aronoff said he was approached by James Jones, superintendent of Northwest School District, whose house was damaged but not de-stroyed. "He was cleaning up his front yard and he called me over to lobby about a school bill," Aronoff said. As Seville Court residents cleaned up their neighborhood, so did residents In Northslde, Bond Hill, Marlemont, Madisonvtlle and other communities where strong winds did heavy damage. Martin Walsh, acting Cincinnati city manager said most of the city's clean-up effort was completed by 7 p.m. Saturday at an estimated cost of $20,000 Including salaries and equipment. Far from Seville Court Sunday, a savings account statement of Karl and Wllma Seitz, parents of two of the Injured children, was found In a Marlemont front yard. Heavy winds apparently had blown it from one side of the county to the other. ; The statement, a f lve-by-elght inch piece of paper was found by Joan Gambs, 3940 Beech St. "It was apparently part of their files," said Mrs. Gambs' brother, David King. "She showed it to me and I thought it was extraordinary, quite extraordinary." King said the storm uprooted one tree and toppled another in his sister's yard. Annette Seitz, 10, and her fa ther, Martin Seitz, 5540 Seville CL Debbie, Darlene and Robert Martin, 5578 Seville Ct. Laurie Hammons, 13, 5554 Seville Ct. Nicole, 34, and Theodore Hyle, 39, 5548 Seville Ct. Julie, 27, and Antonio Marquez, 36, 5530 Seville Ct. and their son, Ed, three. Brian Beatty, four, son of Mrs, Stevieanne Beatty. Harold Zernich, 18 , 5304 Race Rd.; and Tom Miles, 37, who was visiting a Seville Court residence at the time of the tornado. 1

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