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Boone County igration Sapping Northern Kentucky M With the exception of Boone County, the eight counties which make up Northern Kentucky Region Seven grew at a slow pace during the last) decade as migration from the area continued to hold down the rate of expansion. This 1970 census Information is stressed In an analysis prepared by the Greater Cincinnati Hospital Council for the Northern Kentucky Health & Welfare Planning Council and itis Hospital Study Committee. The planning council functions as a sub-region of CORVA (Central Oliio River Valley Health Planning Association). Population prowth for the entire region was 21,816, or 8.1. Half of the increase came in Boone County, which added 10,872 persons to the previous census count for a 49.6 hike in the decade. The area's total population in 1960 was 268,982; In 1970 it was 290,828. Heavy losses through emigration were indicated for Campbell, Kenton, Pendleton and Owen Counties, according to Jack Crondn, assistant executive secretary of the hospital council. Hate Merchants Find Few Takers BEHIND THE SCENES: The young people of our area deserve a "tip of the town's cap" for not falling for the hate material being put out by one of the area's extremist groups. STARECRAFT, Which also is known as the National Youth Alliance, put out a circular promoting attendance at a meeting scheduled for last Sunday. The circular said the organization was against Negroes . . Jews . . . Communists . . . and urged the youth of the area to attend- SIX PEOPLE SHOWED UP AT THE MEETING . . . Three of those attending were the trio who started the organization. The meeting was a well deserved FLOP. SIGN DEPARTMENT: A sign In the rear window of an automobile parked at Swifton Shopping Center read: "Support your CITY police . . . take your riots to the COUNTY." A BOOKIE WHO formerly operated in the rear of a Chinese laundry has moved . . . The new location kept the "international flavor." It is now located in the rear of a Swiss watch repair shop. SPEAKING OF GAMBLING, the Cincinnati branch of GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS soon will celebrate Its fifth anniversary. The organization is similar to Alcoholics Anonymous except its purpose is to aid those with a gambling problem. The local organization currently has 35 members . . . former gamblers who are attempting to quit. Anyone interested can get information by writing Gamblers Anonymous, Post Office Box 24022, Cincinnati 45224. BENGAL QUARTERBACK Sam Wyche not only has the ability to entertain the fans on the football Held, but also from the stage. Sam has made several guest appearances at the Top of the Inn and gives off with a comedy routine and a magic act that would put some show biz professionals to shame. He's good! M 4H Agent MISS HELEN HORTON, a member of the Kentucky 4-H staff In Lexington since 1965, began her duties this week as Campbell County 4-H Extension agent. A native of Boone County, she is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and holds a master's degree from Michigan State University. She was assistant home demonstration agent in Fayette County four years, and district 4-H field agent In Southeastern Kentucky four years before Join-?xig the state 4-H staff. FranK?U WeiReltl i Growth Only Exception In Campbell County, the net population Increase was 1698 or 2. Excess of births over deaths during: the decade was 8997, indicating an emigration of about 7300 persons from the county. Kenton County's increase of 8740, or 7.2, indicated an emigration of more than 5000, since the natural increase added up to 13,-780. RAPID GROWTH of Boone County brought the latest count to 32,813, almost 11,000 more persons than the 1960 enumeration. The growth was concentrated primarily In the Florence-Airport area. The city expanded by 96.3 to a 1970 total of 11,457. An indication of the expansion of Florence in recent years can be seen in the ratio of the city's population to that of the county. In 1940, Florence constituted 7.2 of Boone County. In the latest tabulation, Florence hed 34.9 of the county total. The Florence census division, which includes the city and surrounding territory in the airport Kenton Would Be Divided In Redistricting Proposal By JACK HICKS Enquirer Kentucky Editor FRANKFORT, Ky An amended Kentucky Senate reapportionment plan introduced Wednesday would divide Kenton County among two districts, one stretching from Covington to Robertson County. As wild as theproposalinltially appears from aNorthernKentucky standpoint, it has a n excelle chance of being approved by the S enate beforeth eend of the we ek. The amended plan is the offspring of the Seanate Elections and Constitiutional Amendments Committee, chaired by Sen. B. E. Billings (D-Stanton). It apparently does away with an initial plan developed by Sen. Wilson Palmer's (D-Cynthiana) State Government Committee. The new plan is fraught with political ramifications that tend to overshadow its possible soundness. Billings is a supporter of Lt. Gov. Wendell Ford's campaign for governor, as are a number of the amendments committee members. Palmer who doesn't fare well in the new county groupings, is regarded as a backer of Ford's primary opponent, former governor Bert T. Combs. "If I wasn't before (a Combs backer), this could make me one," Palmer remarked about the amended plan. Retention of Boone County in the district of Sen. Tom Harris (D-Carrollton) is also a factor in the proposed reshaping of Kenton County districts. The new plan does this to Northern Kentucky Senate districts: Places much of Kenton County, with the exception of Covington, in the 24th District, along with Grant County. Incumbent Sen. Clyde Middleton (R-Ft. Mitchell) is a resident of the proposed district. Puts Covington, with the exception of the 24th precinct, and a thin strip running down the east House Plan Could Save Kenton, Campbell Lines FRANKFORT It appeared more likely Wednesday that Kentucky House reapportionment might be accomplished in Kenton and Campbell Counties without cutting across county lines. Staggered by a tidal wave of opposition to an initial redistricting plan which cut across 31 county boundaries, a House reapportionment subcommittee went behind closed doors Wednesday to consider alternate proposals. An informed source said the committee is now operating under the premise that district population variances are not as important as earlier believed. Testimony at committee hearings Tuesday pointed out that federal courts have allowed large population variances in other states' test cases. THE ORIGINAL REMAP plan touched off a furor in Northern Kentucky when it proposed that Campbell County district move into two Covington precincts, and another Campbell district expand south into Pendleton County. Consensus now is that Campbell County's three districts will remain within county boundaries, although they will average about 1 below the recommended district size of 32,000 population. C a m p b e 1 l's representatives, James Murphy, (D-Newport), William Donnermeyer (D-Bellevue) and Thursday Movies MADISON THEATER The Wild Country VIllAGI CINEMA Pitt on (matinee Sunday) NEWPORT PLAZA CINEMAS 2M1 Space Messey; Pafton (matineei Sunday) FLORENCE DRIVE.IN-t. C. And Company; Stiletto; The Hooked Generation. DIXIE GARDENS Lady In A Car With Classes And k Gun: Getting Straight; The Liberation ef Lord Byron Jones. Marly Kehoe Page 35 PREP BASKETBALL, PAGE 35 ' area, produced 8281 of the county's gain of 10,872. Thus the Florence division registered an increase of 75.1, while the remainder of the county was up 23.7, In the two larger counties Kenton and Campbell trends of recent decades were extended further during the 1960s, reports Cronin. Population continued to move away from the central cities to the suburban neighborhoods to the south. Covington's population dropped to 52.535, or 13 below the 1960 total. The city now houses 40.6 of Kenton's people; as recently as 1940, a total of 66.6 lived In the city. The "Dixie Strip" a series of communities along the Dixie Highway expanded to 43,661, or 33.7 of the Keniton County population. The trend was the same In Campbell County, where Newport dropped 13.5 to 25,998 and fell below 30 of the county population. In 1940, Newport listed 42 of the Campbell people. The three counties ' Kenton, Campbell and Boone now con ern edge of Kenton County into a district with Pendleton, Bracken and Robertson counties. The district would be designated the 23d and would have to elect a senator this November. Leaves Boone County in Harris district, which remains undisturbed, and also includes Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham, Owen and Trimble counties. Takes Grant, Pendleton, Bracken and Robertson counties away from Palmer, and gives him Scott and Woodford counties from other districts. The original Palmer committee plan would have placed Boone County with the western third of Kenton in Middleton's district, and created a new district out of the eastern two-thirds of Kenton. Both plans leave the Campbell County senatorial district intact. The Billings' plan cuts across couunty lines in only two places Kenton and Fayette, while the Palmer proposal would have split seven counties to form new districts. Billings denied that the new plan is politically oriented, declaring that it carves friendly counties from his own district. "We all tried our best to find something we could live with," he said. Middleton would apparently rather be grouped with Boone County than with Grant, but indicated he would not fight the plan. These are the senatorial districts under the amended bill: First Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves and Hickman counties. Second Ballard, McCracken and Marshall. third Christian, Lyon, Todd and Triqq. Fourth Crittenden, Henderson, Livingston, Union and Webster. Ohio. Sixth Caldwell, Hopkins, McLean and Muhlenberg. Eighth Daviess and Hancock. 32nd Butler, Logan and Warren. Ninth Allen, Barren, Edmonson, Metcalfe, Monroe and Simpson. 10th Hardin and Larue. 1 Ith Campbell. 12th Part of Fayette County. 13ith Part of Favelle. 14th Anderson, Boyle, Marion, Nelson and Washington. 15th Casey, Lincoln, VCreary, Pulaski and Rockcastle 1 6th Adair, Clinton, Cumberland. Green, Russell, Taylor and Wayne. 17th Bell. Knox and Whitley. 18th Carter, Greenup, Lewis and Mason 19th Bullitt, Franklin. Shelby and Spencer. Arthur Schmidt (R-Cold Spring), would have to work out intracoun-ty reapportionment. To date, they have shown the ability to co-operate with each other. KENTON COUNTY has a population close to perfect for its present four districts, but so far representatives have not been able to work out intracounty divisions. Rep. Carl C. Mershon (D-Ludlow), . who told a committee hearing Tuesday that Rep. Carl Run (D-Ft. Mitchell) has been the stumbling block to Kenton co-operation, said Wednesday that the next move was up to Ruh. Ruh said he would meet with other Kenton legislators when a complete reapportionment plan is advanced by the subcommittee. U. S. Dependent Rises Sharply In By ROBERT WEBB Washington Bureau Chief WASHINGTON Ohio's welfare bill for families with dependent children shot up 37.3 to a record $14,380 000 in November over the same month a year ago, federal figures show. But the national increase for the month latest for which all state figures aret available was 42.4 according to a spokesman for the Health, Education and Welfare Department. Kentucky payments for aid to dependent children went up 12 over November, 1969 to $4,249,000, while Indiana's burden shot up 86.9 to $4,241,000, the spokesman said. stitute 86.2rr of Region Seven population, extending a trend of recent years. In 1940 the trl-county area embraced 79.9 of the region; in 1950, 82.3 in 1960, 85.3. An Indication oftri-county trends to suburbia Is shown In a comparison of the last four census tabulations. These communities along US 27, Southgate, Ft. Thomas, Highland Heights, Cold Spring and Alexandria, listed only 15,396 or 20.2 of the total pupulatlon of Campbell County in 1950; in 1970, the total for these towns was 29,-202, or 33. The Dixie Strip In Kenton County, which Includes 11 communities outside Covington, listed 15,453 population (14.8) In 1950 and 43,661, or 33.7 In 1970. An apparent error in reporting census figures for Campbell County seems to have assigned most of Highland Heights population to neighboring Cold Spring, says Cronin. The report shows Highland Heights with only 460 persons now against 3491 in 1960, while Cold Spring is listed as 5348, against 1985 in 1960. Highland Heights offi ?l st Clay, Harlan, Laurel and Leslie. 22nd Garrard, Jessamine, Madison and Mercer. 23rd Bracken, Pendleton, Robertson and part of Kenton. 25th Bovd, Johnson and Lawrance. 26th Boone. Carroll, Gelatin, Henry, Odhem, Owen and Trimbe. 27th Jackson, Owsey, Breathitt, Magoffin, Wolfe, Menifee, Morgan, Eiott and Rowan. 28th Feming, Bath, Montgomery, Clark, Powell, Estill and Lee. 29th Perry, Martin, Knott and Floyd. 30th Woodford, Scott, Harrison, Bourbon and Nicholas plus part of Fayette. 31st Pike and Letcher. Seventh, 19th, 33rd, 34th, 35th, 36th. 37th and 38th Jefferson. Freedom, Opportunity Their Reasons Six New Americans Sivom In Six persons received a welcome to a family of 200,000,000 from U. S. District Court Judge MacSwinford following a naturalization ceremony Wednesday at 1:30 at the federal building in Covington. "For the land of opportunity, for the place where man may grow to his full stature, there is nothing too compare to this country of which you are a citizen this hour," Judge Swinford told the new citizens. They said they chose American citizenship because of the freedom, the form of government and the opportunity this country offers, during questioning at the ceremony. WILMA ALWINE HART, 29. Ft. Knox, came to tthls country from Germany in 1963 with her American husband, Sgt. David Hart. The couple and their five children will return to Germany In April, where Sgt. Hart will serve a three-year tour with the Army. The family came from Ft. Knox Wednesday for the ceremonies. Judge Retires HERBERT G. (BARNEY) NAGEL, 69, Bellevue police judge for the past 14 years, will retire April 1. He and his wife, Julia, will move to Largo, Fla., where they have bought a home. Nagel served three terms on Bellevue City Council before becoming police judge. The Nagels reside at 1210 Wilson Rd., Bellevue. His successor is to be named. Strikes along with the general economic downturn and drive by the Welfare Rights Organization to expand the rolls, have been cited by HEW officials among reasons for the continuing rise in welfare cost. One Ohio welfare bracket that for unemployed fathers soared 127 to $997,000 in November over the same 1969 month, according to the HEW spokesman. Ohio Is one of 25 states to permit jobless dads to receive aid if they have no unemployment compensation. Other welfare categories were also up. For example, aid to the disabled rose 51.2 to $2,426,000 in Ohio, while aid to the blind was up 2.8 to $202,000 in November. :Ym ! cials say their actual population is about 4000 but they haven't received the corrected figure yet from the Census Bureau. The 1970 census figures for other counties in the region include: Pendleton, 9949 down 19 in a decade; Owen, 7470, down 767; Grant, 9999, up 510; Gallatin, 4134, up 267; Carroll, 8523, up 545. The natural eight county gain of 28,882 was reduced to 21,846 by a 7036 loss from , emigration. " 'rV '"'V ' It's 'Mrs.9 Now, No Longer 'Fran' Mrs. David Hart displays a pamphlet explaining her new American citizenship to her husband, left, her son, Edmund, and her witness, Mrs. Annie L. Jones Patricia Jessie Delaney, 41, 132 Roger Lane, Florence, was a nurse when she came to this country from England 13 years ago. She is now married and has seven children. Teacher 6Up Before Board A hearing opened Wednesday night before the Kenton County Board of Education on charges of conduct unbecoming a teacher, Insubordination and neglect of duty against Louis Pilder, suspended Twenhofel Junior High School algebra teacher. The board agreed to drop four of the 12 original charges against Pilder, which pertained to conduct unbecoming a teacher. The board also continued the hearing to March 27 to give Pilder's attorney Elliot Klayman, Cincinnati, adequate time to prepare a defense against four additional charges introduced Wednesday. Among the more specific charges against Pilder, 28, of Cincinnati, are that he prepared his breakfast In the female teachers' lounge, openly defied authority of the principal, and was tardy to class. School Board Attorney Robert E. Ruberg asked for dismissal of charges that Pilder displayed a toy frog in class, made imaginary phone calls from a "dummy" phone at his desk and that he called his pupils "snot-nosed brats." About 200 persons attended the hearing in Simon Kenton High School gymnasium, Independence. Fire 'Extensive' Fire of undetermined orgin caused "extensive" damage Wednesday night at an apartment building at 111 Monmouth St., Newport firemen reported. The blaze apparently started on the second floor. Firemen were at the scene 55 minutes. HargLs Cole is owner of the structure. Children 's Aid Tri-State But while aid to the aged increased in Kentucky and Indiana, it dropped 4.3 to $3,344,000 in Ohio. The Kentucky total for the aged jumped 1.3 to $3,457,000 for 63,100 recipients. With only 16,100 recipients, Indiana's aged aid moved up 7.6 to $891,000. Ohio had 55,300 aged recipients in November. The HEW spokesman noted the disparities in what each of the three states say the aged need to survive. Ohio sets $122 monthly ceiling on the aged single woman, for example, allowing her $58 for rent and the rest for food, clothing and other essentials. Kentucky law sets a $94 monthly celling $23 of it for rent Thursday, 3Iarch 4, 1971 Pa-re 30 I THE C I N C I N-ft ATI ENO UUBI NEWS MOKE AREA NEWS 071 FOLLOWING PACE 600 Greenup St, Covington 4gg . Enguirer (Fred Straub) Photo Heinrich de Bruyn, 56, 404 Er-lander Rd., Erlanger, said he chose to leave Germany for tlie United States 14 years ago to make a better living for his five children and to have free speech. He changed his first name to Henry when he became a citizen. DR. MANUEL Augusto Lopez So-tomayer, 42, 226 Elliot Court, Ft. Mitchell, is a psychiatrist in Cincinnati. Originally from Colombia, he completed his medical stjudies in Spain and came here six years ago with his wife and two children. Ragnar Thorkell Gudlagsson, 27, Beeson's Greenlawn Trailor Park, Florence, graduated from high school in this country tn 1963, and then returned the next year from Iceland to make his home here. Employed by Piedmont Airlines, he is married and has one child. Clifford Norman Stonely, 50, was born in India and came here from England 11 years ago. He now lives with his wife and three children at 26 Edgewood Rd., Ft. Mitchell. Mack Lei Out Of Post With Model Cities The Rev. Edgar L. Mack has been dismissed, effective Friday, as community relations director in the Covington Model City program. He was notified Thursday in a letter from City Manager Robert F. Wray. A replacement In the $11,500 per year Job will not be named Immediately, officials reported. Demotion, then dismissal of Mr. Mack was recommended two weeks ago by resigning Model City Director James Clay, then tabled when some area residents mounted a protest. The matter was referred to the Model City Personnel Committee, which backed off, then to the city commission. Though a specific reason for Mr. Mack's dismissal was never revealed, Clay had told the commission openly that the community relations aspect of the local Model City program needed "new directions and insights." for the single aged woman. Indiana limits the single female to $144 per montly, with $59 for rent. "As an Appalachian state with much poverty, Kentucky has more of the aged on the rolls," the spokesman noted, "While Indiana is wealthier and perhaps has more of a tradition of children being able to support their parental." Another factor, according to me spokesman, "Is the legislative climate in each state how welfare Is looked upon and how the standards of need are set and administered." Nationally, aid to dependent children totaled $453,916,000 in November the figures showed. Federal funds foot at least half the ADC bills in the states. (1 a JJJJLj0Umjtt

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