The Evening Independent from Massillon, Ohio on August 26, 1974 · Page 12
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12 MM., tag. 26,1974 'NOW pays homage to Stark suffragettes Massillon area women joined in the national observance of Women's Equality Day by paying homage to two prominent Stark County women who led in the fight for women's suffrage. Members of the Stark County Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) met Saturday afternoon at the Massillon Cemetery at 1827 Erie st S to place flowers on the graves of Carolyn McCullough Everhard and Cornelia Kelly Hood. CEREMONIES INCLUDED brief speeches by the chairmen of the day, Betsy Greiner- Shumick and Ruth Gloeckner of Canton. Carolyn Everhard was the founder, in the late 1800s, of the Canton and Massillon Equal Rights Association, and for 10 years was president of the Ohio Women's Suffrage Association. According to the chairmen, it was through her efforts that Massillon, and later Ohio, granted school suffrage to women. Carolyn Everhard was also the first woman bank director in the state and funder and Motorists who want their car's cooling system checked should expect more than just having coolant added, according to auto experts. The serviceman should test for leaks, worn belts and improperly-worRing pressure caps. organizer of the McClymonds Library. Cornelia Hood is believed to have been the first woman lawyer in the United States. She graduated from the University of New York Law School. An associate of Susan B. Anthony, she served as a suffrage lobbyist in Washington. PRESIDENT FORD, proclaiming Aug. 26 as "Women's Equality Day," noted that it is the anniversary of the adoption of the 19th amendment to the Constitution giving women the right to vote. Ford repeated his support for the proposed Equal Rights Amendment, intended to guarantee equal treatment of women under the law. Thirty- three of the required 38 states necessary for ratification have approved the amendment. Feminist groups sponsored a variety of celebrations, many at state capitols. The Aberdeen, S.D., chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) planned ceremonies featuring Matilda Gage, granddaughter of Matilda Jocelyn Gage, a leader in the fight for women's suffrage. A suffrage pageant in Madison, S.D., commemorates an 1890 visit to the city by feminist leader Susan B. Anthony. Idaho women said they'd bake a "celebration cake" for their demonstration at the capitol in Boise. The Washington, D.C., chapter of NOW sponsored the third annual Women's Fair on Saturday and the Smithsonian Museum of History and Lists 'dangers 9 to rights women s CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati chapter of the National Organization of Women planned a demonstration today in front of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral to protest Roman Catholic opposition to abortion. A pageant, with women dressed in medieval costumes, was to be held outside the main Bandits hit 2 businesses in Massillon Armed robberies of the Stop'n' Go Store at 1014 Amherst rd NE and the Purple Martin Service Station at 720 Lincoln Way E were under investigation today by Massillon police. Barbara S. Watson, 18, of 2200 38th st NW, Canton, a clerk at the Stop 'n' Go Store, told police that a man wearing a "monster-type" mask went into the store at 12:48 a.m. today, threatened her with a knife and demanded and took all the money in the cash register. THE CLERK told police the man was 5 feet 8 inches tall and of medium build and that he was wearing blue jeans. Robert Myers, 18, of 315 Federal ave NE told police that a masked gunman ran into the Purple Martin station Sunday at 5:22 a.m., took money from the top pocket of Myers' coveralls and then ran northward on 8th st NE. Myers toM police the robber was 5 feet 8 inches, weighed 150 to 160 pounds, was of medium build, was wearing blue jeans, a sweat shirt with hood aod pockets, brown leather boots and a mask with red spots around the eyes and cheeks. The robber was reportedly armed with a blue steel revolver. The amount of money taken was not reported in either robbery. Portuguese Guinea granted independence LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal begins the liquidation of its rebellious African empire today by signing a grant of independence for Portuguese Guinea, informed sources say. The new nation will be called Guinea-Bissau. Secret talks on the agreement began last Friday in Algiers. Sources said that Foreign Minister Mario Scares and Overseas Territories Minister Antonio de Almeida Santos were to sign the independence agreement in the Algerian capital with leaders of the rebel movement in the West African territory, the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and the Cape Verde Islands. THE SOURCES said the government had begun to fly home some 10,000 Portuguese military personnel and their families from the territory. Portugal had a total of 25,000 troops in the colony, including native forces. The government has said some will remain after independence to insure an orderly transition of power. Guinea-Bissau is the first part of Portugal's African holdings to get independence because it is of no economic value to Portugal, and Portugal's stake there is its smallest in Africa. The military regime that threw out the heirs of the Salazar dictatorship last April has also promised independence to Angola and MoumbJque, the two major Portuguese African territories. The rebel movement proclaimed the rebel republic of Guinea-Bissau last September. In advance of the independence agreement, Soares earlier this month asked the other members of the United Nations to recognize it and facilitate its admission to the world organization. The U.N. Security Council on Aug. 12 recommended that the General Assembly admit Guinea-Bissau, and this will be accomplished at the assembly session opening Sept. 8. It was the first time in U.N. history that the council had recommended a territory for membership before it became independent. A TOTAL of 107 nations have now recognized Guinea,Bissau, including Canada and the nine members of the European Common Market. Although the United States has not gone that far, it voted for its admission to the United Nations and indicated at the time that it would extend recognition soon after independence was granted. Sandwiched between Senegal and the republic of Guinea on the coast of the West African bulge, Guinea-Bissau has an area of 13,948 square miles — somewhat smaller than Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. It has a population of 530,000, mostly poor farmers producing rice, millet, peanuts, coconuts, palm oil, copra and hides. church of the 550,000-member Archdiocese of Cincinnati. NOW ALSO published a list of 10 persons and organizations it considers "dangers" to women's rights. They listed state Auditor Joseph T. Ferguson for opposing abortion payments for women on welfare; U. S. Sen. Robert Taft Jr., R-Ohio, "for lack of support for the National Anti-Rape Bill"; Cincinnati police for not allowing women on the homicide squad which investigates rapes; Cincinnati Fire Department which allows no women to serve; The Procter & Gamble Co. "for ads that make women look like congenital idiots;" Robert Herweh, president of the Cincinnati Knothole League "for visiting the hangups of old men on the innocent young of both sexes;" Dr. John C. Wilke, founder of Right-to-Iife Inc., an anti-abortion group; Greater Cincinnati Airport for refusing to remove coin- operated toilet facilities; Mrs. Phyllis Schafly, "who, having made a whole career as head of the Stop ERA organization, argues that woman's place is in the home—as she travels all over the 50 United States"; and House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church for declaring the ordination of 11 women priests invalid. Ford (Continued from Page One) a bit of unfavorable comment about the new council from a former economist for former President Richard M. Nixon. The three against re- imposition of controls were Arthur M. Wood, board chairman and chief executive officers of Sears, Roebuck & Co.; 0. Pendleton Thomas, president and chief executive officer of the B. F. Goodrich Co., and Frank R. Milliken, president of Kennicott Copper Corp. APPEARING ON ABC's Issues and Answers, the three agreed that the country is not heading into a serious recession. "It's a slow-down," Milliken said. Wood predicted "inflation will taper off toward the end of the year." C. Jackson Grayson, who headed the Federal Price' Commission under Nixon, said ' he approves of Ford's calling of an economic summit and of the new President's plans to cut the federal budget. He said the new monitoring agency might have some influence over wages and prices, but "I am not for the jawboning that is in this monitoring agency. I think that sort of threat to the American economy will actually hi some cases increase prices rather than decreasing them." Taking a day off from the office Sunday, the President went to church, played 18 holes of golf and relaxed at a party with members of the press who traveled with him as vice president. Technology will honor women of the 19th and 20th centuries and their achievements with a special exhibition during September. U.S. REP. Martha Griffiths, D-Mich., told graduates at Bowling Green State University in Ohio on Saturday that women still face discrimination. "This country was founded on the principle that all men are created equal and Americans have spent almost 290 years trying to achieve equal treatment under the law," she said. "Yet some of you may have been unfairly denied opportunities in education. Many of you will encounter discrimination in employment." The Virginia chapter of NOW is sponsoring a candlelight vigil tonight just outside Arlington Cemetery. Sponsors said the purpose of the vigil was to urge support for the Equal Rights Amendment. PLACING FLOWERS on the grave of Cornelia Kelly Hood, former Massillon sufferagette, is Gloria Miller and her daughter Laura of 1302 2nd st NE. Cornelia Hood was honored by the members of the Stark County Chapter of the National Organization for Women Saturday for her achievements in helping the cause of women's equal rights. Cornelia was probably the first woman lawyer in the country. (Independent Staff Photo) THIS SMALL GROUP gathered at Massillon Cemetery to honor the memory of local suffragettes Carolyn McCullough Everhard Fear . . . (Continued from Page One) Sunday night searching for bodies and for clues to what may have started the pre-dawn fire in the four-story structure, believed to be about 75 years old. Damage was estimated at $400,000. More than 100 firemen from West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania fought the fire. Six firemen, one observer and two hotel guests were given emergency room treatment at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, officials said. Another firemen and six guests were admitted to the hospital, but two of those were released later Sunday. J. Richard Hawvermale, Berkeley County planner, said 23 persons were in the building at the time the fire broke out and 10 made it out safely. The hardest blowing, most voracious fire-eater in Kjell Swing (Sweden), who can produce a flame 6li: feet long. When the U.S. Civil War began. Arkansas Gov. Henry Rector refused to provide troops for the Union Army. Dangerous. . (Continued from Page One) "tobacco smoking was the single most important factor" responsible for the highest concentrations of carbon monoxide. Smokers had three or more times the amount in their blood as nonsmokers. High levels of the gas reduce the amount of oxygen the blood can carry through the body. It can cause drowsiness, blurred vision and reduced metal alertness. Extremely high levels in confined places can be fatal. GEOGRAPHICAL location, occupation and meteorological conditions also were found to influence carbon monoxide concentrations in the blood. Three-fourths of those studied in Denver, Los Angeles and Chicago had greater than 1.5 per cent concentrations. In New York and Washington, D.C., 35 per cent were measured ut that level. The researchers found that city dwellers consistently had higher blood carbon monoxide concentrations than persons living in suburban and rural areas. Among occupational groups, taxicab drivers generally had higher levels of carbon monoxide than others. and Cornelia Kelly Hood Saturday afternoon. Betsy Greiner- Shumick of Canton is shown here delivering a speech honoring Carolyn Everhard's achievements in the fight for women's rights at the tomb of the late suffragette. (Independent Staff Photo) Posse . . . (Continued from Page One) Authorities said the three shot and killed two persons who testified against some of them at previous trials. Earlier, Erath County Dist. Atty. Bob Glascow had labeled the convicts as "dangerous dudes." "We're sure they came to Texas for revenge and vengeance." By Sunday evening, more than 200 armed officers began to tighten a circle north of this Central Texas town in search of the three Colorado state prison escapees who traveled farm roads from the plains of West Texas 130 miles east to Stephenville. "WE ARE STILL assuming that they are in ? he area," Glascow said. He said authorities had evacuated 12 or 15 farms in the area. The three who escaped Thursday night were wanted in connection with the. shooting deaths Saturday of rancher T. L. Baker and Mrs. Ray Ott. Authorities said both victims had testified against two of the convicts in previous burglary cases. Colorado prison officials said one of the convicts had p sworn to kill a number of persons involved in court cases that sent him to prison. The three were identified as Jerry Ulmer, 22, convicted of burglary; Dalton Williams, 29, serving a 40-to-60 year term for robbery, conspiracy and assault, and Richard Mangum, 22, serving three to five years for car theft. Authorities said rancher Baker had testified at William;}' burglary trial,, saying the man burglarized his home and stole several guns. Mrs. Ott had testified in a trial in which Ulmer was convicted of burglarizing the Ott home. Baker was shot Saturday at his ranch. Mrs. Ott was gunned down later in the day at her home. "They had to be looking for that house," Glascow said of the Ott residence. "It is isolated and off the highway. It's not the kind of place you would stumble across." Evel's IS CYCLE SALVAGE — Evel Knievel's sky cycle is lifted out of the Snake River Canyon after a second unsuccessful test firing. A parachute malfunction, caused by the force <tf the liftoff, was blamed for causing the cycle to fall into the canyon short of the far rim. (APWirephoto) (Continued from Page One) gone into the Snake River almost $500,000," Knievel said. "This makes the Snake River the richest river in the state of Idaho. In fact, there is a rumor that all the trout are turning to gold." 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