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illiiiil Wcifa'l vm- ...... , ,. , .. hi 1 ' '' ! Ul ! 1 Wl P s "O Bargains Hard Federal Drug Task Force Invited Here? BEHIND THE SCENES: The drug problem in the tri-state area continues to leap forward despite all out efforts by local police departments. Many law officers believe that the only way to halt the cancerlike spread is to bring a federal drug task force into the area. I understand such a request has been made and federal narcotic heads have looked upon it with favor. INCIDENTALLY, word is that the prime goal of such a task force would be to stamp out the use of heroin and other so-called hard drugs. Marijuana traffic would be involved only indirectly. THE ANNUAL SIGNS of spring are at hand . , . increased telephone calls from companies selling "lake front lots" . . . calls offering FREE gifts for home improvements. The telephone soliciation business is blooming againl Cincinnati Fire Department officers attended an in-service training program last week aimed at improving their understanding of "human relations." It was a "sensitivity program" and at the conclusion some questions were asked. Two questions they were asked to respond to were: How long do you cook chit-tlings? When on the roll of the dice a seven appears, what numbers are on the bottom of the dice? Many of the officers doubted if the answers would improve their fire fighting or life saving abilities. TUESDAY IT WAS happy birthday to the Girl Scouts . . . today the birthday wish goes to the CAMPFffiE GIRLS. The organization is celebrating its 62nd birthday . . . and they have been 62 years productiveness for the community that the organization can be proud of. AS WAS EXPECTED, and predicted in this column, the CINCINNATI ROYALS will leave here at the finish of the season. Fans have no one to blame but themselves. The next sports team to feel the lack of interest could be the Xavier football program. Xavier fans had better start showing support or face the possibility that the XU football could also be dropped . . . which would also be a loss to the community. Sun Run End Of Year Earliest Start Operation of the Mt. Washington bus express system, commonly called the Sun Run, will be delayed until the end of 1972 and possibly into 1973. Joseph A. Bischof, Cincinnati expressways engineer in charge of the project for the city, said Tuesday the exact beginning date for the express buses depends on whether it is decided to start running the buses before highway and street improvements for the system are completed. He said if tre buses run before Aft T7. jrxi Lt'i i 1 iw'Mi ft wSMM-'ii "J& h M Hal CHARRED RUINS of top floor and roof of the Cincinnati Residential Manpower Center greet a visitor Tuesday. About 140 young men evacuated the building at 1409 Western Ave. after a three-alarm fire, which caused at estimated $115,000 damage, hit the structure Monday night. Some of the job trainees are staying at the YMCA until their CRMC dormitories are ready for occupancy again. Others will stay with their parents. The trainees are from Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren Counties 0 ver Highway Mt. Healthy city fathers are driving a hard bargain on construction of the Cross County Highway through their mid-Hamilton County suburb. After refusing to provide consent legislation for the highway for some three years, the Mt. Healthy City Council this week sent a letter to Hamilton County Commissioners saying they wanted certain improvements in their city in exchange for okaying the highway construction. The city's consent legislation on the highway is mandatory for construction of Cross County through Mt. Healthy. Copies of the letter went to Robert F. Bevis, Division Eight director of the State Highway Department, and to Hamilton County Engineer Kent W. Rollins. Bevis Tuesday hailed the letter as the first encouraging sign the Cross County Highway may be "moved off dead-center" and said a meeting between the state and Mt. Healthy "to speed up the negotiations" has been set for 2 p.m. Thursday. HAMILTON COUNTY Chief Deputy Engineer Donald C. Schramm said Mt. Healthy is asking the county and state for these things $9700 Fire Is Fatal To City Worker Rodney Sloane, 22, a truck driver for the Cincinnati Department of Waste Collection, died in a $9700 fire which swept through his home at 612 Delta Ave. early Tuesday. Marshal Arthur Robinson said that fire, caused by careless smoking, originated in Sloane's second floor bedroom at 3 a. m. and ate its way to the first floor and through the roof of the three-story single family home. Firemen were on the scene until 6:15 a. m. Sloane, who apparently died of smoke inhalation, was found on the kitchen floor near the bedroom. He was the fifth fire fatality of the year in Cincinnati compared to four persons killed in Queen City fires by the same date in 1971. Firefighter James Benken, 22, District 6, was treated at General Hospitai for minor injuries. the improvements are completed, "it will be the end of the year at the earliest" when, the system begins operation. If it's decided to wait for the improvements, he said, the system will not begin "until sometime later in 1973." The decision is to be made by the city and the federal Depart-m e n t of Transportation (DOT) which is financing the estimated $600,000 project as a federal experiment. PROJECTER BY the Ohio-KentUC- Enquirer (Mark Treitel) Photo Tlhn fits i'ik Delayed in exchange for the consent legislation: Improvements to drainage problems on two Mt. Healthy streets. Improvement and widening of Hamilton Avenue north of Adams Road. Changes in the geometric heighth of the proposed Cross County Highway on the west side of Hamilton Avenue. A statement from the state that the area around a proposed interchange of Cross County with Hamilton Avenue will be landscaped and provided a screening effect, including a possible lake or pond. Acceleration of the county's planned improvement and widening of Adams Road west of Hamilton Avenue. Assurance that maintenance on the Cross County Highway through Mt. Healthy will be provided by some body other than Mt. Healthy. A spokesman for the highway department said Mt. Healthy believes these items "go hand in hand" with construction of Cross County. The section of the highway through Mt. Healthy, to be constructed by the state, is a major link in the Cross County Highway which eventually will go from 1-275 on the west to 1-71 and 1-275 on. the east. Mt. Healthy Mayor Howard G. Doerger had no comment on the letter other than to say the Mt. Healthy Council met in a special meeting to discuss the Cross County Highway and wrote a letter. He said he didn't attend the meeting and didn't know what was decided. City's Paper-Drive May By JO-ANN ALBERS Environmental Reporter Some Cincinnati youths may have jobs this summer because of funds raised through the city's collection and sale of newspapers and magazines for recycling. Mayor Thomas A. Luken said Tuesday he is recommending designation of the $100,000 possible revenue for the summer youth employment program. Again; ky-lndiana Regional Planning Authority, the Mt. Washington system originally was to begin operation this April. It was to be followed by a Milford-Fairfax bus express system this fall and a Hyde Park system next spring. Bischof said it is undetermined now whether the city will proceed with the Milford-Fairfax and Hyde Park phases at all. He said DOT has asked the city to make that decision soon and the engineer's department will be making a report to City Council on its conclusions in the next couple of weeks. correction The Cincinnati Transit Co.'s No 78 Freeway Flyer will operate via 1-75 to the Reading Road exit, then over Paddock Road to Vine Street and up Vine and over Wyoming Avenue beginning this evening. The Enquirer erroneously printed Tuesday that rerouting of the Flyer, which leaves Fourth and Race Sts. downtown at 5:08 p. m. Monday through Friday, would operate via 1-75 to the Paddock Road exit. $115,000 Fire Struck At By MARGARET JOSTEN Enquirer Reporter "I had just laid down to go to sleep when somebody ran aown the hall (on the third floor) yelling 'fire,' " recalled Luther Sullivan, 18. "When I went out into the hall flames started coming out of the elevator, so I woke up a couple of guys and ran down the stairs." Sullivan was among the approximately 140 young men hailed by their elders Tuesday for a two-minute evacuation of the Cincinnati Residential Manpower Center, 1409 Western Ave., victim of a spectacular fire Monday night. "They did it in normal evacuation time," observed Louis H. Doer-man, director of the community relations for the center operated by AVCO Economic Systems Inc. for the U. S. Department of Labor. "Some of the young men were even in the showers at the time, so they just grabbed blankets and ran," he added. THE BLAZE CAUSING an estimated $115,000 damage, mostly to the roof and top floor of the for BEGINNING THURSDAY, Ohio motorists will be able to adorn their cars with bright, new, blue and gold license plates like the one shown above. The 1972 plates will honor the University of Toledo, whose colors are blue and gold, on its 100th birthday this year. Plates will cost motorists $15.50 the same as THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER NEWS MODE AREA NEWS ON FOLLOWING PACE Wed., March 15, 1972 Page 13 Provide Summer Jobs He said the designation might encourage more persons to collect, bundle and set out newspapers and magazines and would possibly increase federal funds for the job program for needy youngsters. For every ton of newspaper and magazines the city collects and sells it will realize $14.20. It will save the $7.70 a ton cost of incineration, so as long as it doesn't cost anything extra to collect it, total benefits amount to $21.90 a ton. Arthur Bird, public works director, said no extra men or equipment are involved in the city collection. "The trucks and men picking up the paper would have been picking up solid wastes anyway. "The only possible extra cost is the gasoline used in covering parts of the regular collection routes twice, but that isn't a great amount of money." There are 195,000 tons of solid wastes collected annually by the city waste collection. Bird said the Environmental Protection Agency has determined that, by actual count, 50-55 of that is paper products and 15 is newspaper. BIRD'S ESTIMATE of a $100,000 gain for the city is based on collecting an average of half the waste paper generated by the 155,-000 families in the city. With no direct notification of residents, the city collected over seven tons of newspapers and magazines on its first day of the recycling effort and earned $90. Tom Welch, chief of the waste Hearing Set In A Probate Court hearing will be conducted April 24 in the estate of Miss Irma T. Myers, whose heir loaned $40,000 to Municipal Court Judge Paul E. Gilday and Arthur C Plate, former assistant county prosecutor, in 1969. Records showed Miss Myers' will was admitted to probate March 17, 1969. Judge Gilday and Mrs. Mae C. Ray, 1718 Andina Ave., were named coexecutors of the $250,000 estate, which has not yet been closed. Plate was their attorney. mer convent, struck at bedtime in the Job Corps. "I was taking off my clothes (on the second floor) when a friend hollered 'There's a fire.' I didn't believe him until I smelled the smoke," recalled Phillip Miller. 16. "Then I ran . . ." Melvin Richardson, 17, was dawdling before the television set in the center's TV room when he heard there was a fire. "They told us to leave quietly," he said. "We left quietly and fast." Richardson still is wondering how the movie, "Black Rose." came out on the tube. Sullivan, Miller and Richardson were among about 60 of the Job Corps students who volunteered to help clean up the center Tuesday. They were progressing so well as sloshing up the water left by the fire department and sweeping up the plaster that had fallen out of the ceilings that Doerman expected classes to resume at CRMC by Thursday. "We're hopeful we'll be ln full operation by the beginning of the week," he added. Ohio Honors University Of Toledo Youth Pleads Insanity In Embezzlement Case A teen-ager pleaded innocent by reason of insanity Tuesday to charges of embezzlement and larceny by trick involving the illegal use of $3115. Common Fleas Court Judge Robert V. Wood ordered John Jay Irwin Jr., 19, sent to Lima State Hospital, where psychiatrists will determine whether he is sane tc stand trial and whether he was sane at the times he committed the crimes with which he is charged. Irwin has been in the County Funds collection department, said only 10 of the families whose trash and garbage was collected Monday participated. TO THE $90 in revenue, one has to add the $53.90 savings that would have been the cost of incineration. If the participation didn't increase beyond 10 and the tonnage remained constant, that would mean a $23,500 income and a $13,914 savings for the 260-day collection year. The city expects participation to increase as people become aware of the program, Bird said, but he didn't want to spend any money promoting it. "This way the collection has had no impact on our budget other than as income," he said. The collection of newspapers and magazines is going on in four collection districts Nos. 3, 6, 7 and 10. Today papers will be picked up on regular routes in College Hill, Mt. Washington, upper Price Hill and part of Westwood. On Thursday the city trucks will collect in Westwood, Madison-ville, Mt. Airy and Price Hill. On Friday they will pick up waste paper in the rest of Price Hill and Westwood, Northside, Winton Place, Oakley and North Fairmount. On Monday the trucks will retrace their first collection route. The city collection will continue for at least six months, for the duration of the contract with Liberty Industries, which is buying the paper. Estate Flap Mrs. Ray showed The Enquirer a contract, dated May 6, 1969, in which Gilday and Plate agreed to repay the $40,000 May 6, 1974. In return for her "consideration" of advancing the $40,000, the two men agreed to pay her $2400 annually for five years. The $40,000 was part of the $140,000 Mrs. Ray eventually received from the estate, she said. The final account, the only one filed in the case, was submitted last Friday by Plate. Although the blaze of undetermined origin left the center looking a bit like a king-size disaster, center officials were thankful thankful that it was not worse than it was. Herbert Johnson, director, paus-, ing in his work on the clean-up detail, commented, "We were most gratified to see that the young men followed the fire drill procedures. Of course we hate to see the damage, but it could have been worse with loss of life and injuries." Only the top floor and the roof of the building estimated by Doer-man to be close to 100 years old received really major damage. Blistered and blackened wall supports were about all that was left on the top floor, mostly used for storage. The roof was practically nonexistent and would have to be completely replaced. The second and third floors, used as dormitories by the residents, suffered heavy water and smoke damage. Tennis shoes, beds, clothing, even pin-ups on the walls, were the worse for wear in the last year's yellow and black models. They will be on sale at 39 locations throughout Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The new plates were made at the Lebanon Correctional Institution. Thev must be attached by midnight, April 15. Jail since January 22, following an escape he arranged by posing as another prisoner. The husky, bespectacled youth is accused of embezzling $1958 from his former employer, Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips restaurant, 8924 Beechmont Ave., Mt. Washington, and cashing two forged checks at two different banks. His attorney, Albert Mechley Jr., told Judge Wood that Irwin received a general discharge from the U. S. Army last September after officials at Ft. Ord, Calif., reported that he was a pathological liar inclined to write bad checks, misrepresent himself and impersonate others. Irwin made headlines early this year when it was reported that he spent more than $75,000 on six months of luxurious living including a trip to Jamaica. His mother, Mrs. John J. Irwin Sr., 464 Compton Rd., Wyoming, appeared in court Tuesday but reportedly told Mechley, who is court-appointed and being paid by public funds, that the family would not pay the $300 required to have Irwin examined in his jail cell bj private psychiatrists. Sycamore Levy On May Ballot A 12.27-mill renewal levy has been placed on the May 2 ballot by the Sycamore Board of Education. The levy ($12.27 per $1000 property valuation) is the last levy the board must renew. It will expire December 31 if not renewed. THE DISTRICT currently has- a 36.68-mill total tax levy, including 31.41 mills for general operation, 3.6 mills for bond retirement, and 1.85 mills for vocational education. "Based on our present duplicate, 12.27 mills represents about $1.3 million in annual income, which is more than 30 of our total operating funds," Edwain H. Green, Sycamore superintendent of schools, said. "Obviously it is essential to our continued operation." Groesbeck Boy Bitten By Dog Kevin West, six, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald West, 6389 Memory Ln., Groesbeck, will have to undergo rabies shots unless the dog that bit him on the rigfhit hand last Friday can be found and tested. The youngster was bitten while walking on Byrnside Avenue. Mrs. West said. The dog looked like a beagle. It was mostly white with black and brown spots, and short-haired. She said the dog had a broken chain attached to a neck cellar which also contained dog tags, Including one that was heart-shaped. Mrs. West can be reached at 522-1440. Bedtime night of fire and water. PLASTER HAD CAVED in from the ceilings in a number of places, adding to the general upset around the center. "We'll be smelling smoke next spring," Doerman commented. He and other center officials ; had heavy praise for the Cincinnati Fire Department. Doerman said it did "a spectacular job" of fighting the blaze under Fire Chief Bert Lugannani. "Imagine them getting one of their fire wagons into a little court like this," Doerman said while waving his arm at a fairly small enclosure in the L-shaped building. CRMC was one of the first ur-ban residential manpower training centers opened in the United States. The project, opened in October, 1970, as a new concept in training the unskilled, offers the young men from Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren Counties training in such subjects as welding, mechanics, maintenance, radio and television broadcasting techniques.

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