The Daily Reporter from Dover, Ohio on December 30, 1970 · Page 1
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Dover, Ohio
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Wednesday, December 30, 1970
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^^•••Mta^^^^^^^^^^^^^^™^ The Our68fhYtar, No.144. orter Dover-New Philadelphia, Ohio, Wednesday, December 30, 1970 Price 10 Cents ervane Increasing cloudiness and not as cold tonight, lows from the upper teens to the lower 20s« Cloudy with snow likely Thiiti* day, high in the lower 30s, Fri* day, cloudy with a chance of snow and little temperature change. I jstrialist loses round .'..'..,'. , • 1 in labor tax plan bout COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -The Ohio Supreme Court today denied the request of an Ashtabula man that would have blocked further action "on affflfltiative petition sponsored by the OMo AFL - CIO and the United Auto Workers unions, proposing a statewide tax reform program. Robert S. Morrison of Ashtabula had filed an appeal with the high court asking that the tax plan be declared unconstitutional on the grounds that it reclasslfied the legal definition of personal property to include such things as commercial motor vehicles and aircraft, currently licensed for operation by the state. In denying Morrison's request, Chief Justice C. William O'Neill pointed out that the dismissal does not dismiss the case from further high court consideration. O'Neill said today's action simply means that the Ohio secretary of state will not be asked to rule on the acceptability of the initiative petition. The court said its ruling now freed the secretary of state to distribute, petitions to county boards of elections so that the validity of the petitions can be checked. Morrison contended the tax plan, initiated by the Ohio AFL- CIO and the United Auto Workers Union, was unconstitutional because it proposes to change the law authorizing classification of property for the purpose of levying different rates of taxation. The labor groups used a little-known state law to gather over 95,000 signatures on a petition which Was presented to Secretary of State Ted Brown on Christmas Eve. If Brown certifies the signatures, the tax proposal would then be placed before the Ohio General Assembly when it convenes Jan. 5. Under the law, .the proposal cannot be amended by the legislature unless it is to the satisfaction of the petitioners. If the General Assembly fails to take action on the bill, the labor groups then have the option of getting the 95,000 voters to sign another petition which would put the plan on the November ballot. Morrison also asked the court for a temporary injunction to stop Brown from certifying the petitions until the Court rules on the constitutionality of the law as a whole. Morrison also has contended that the law is unconstitutional because it takes away from the General Assembly the power to levy taxes to be used on a state wide basis. The proposal calls for a $250 million corporate income tax, elimination of the "direct use" sales tax exemption to business which would be worth about $200 million and taxes on natural resources, insurance and bank taxes. v • • • , The Ohio Chamber of Commerce and the Ohio Manufacturers Assn. have both been fighting the tax proposal and contend it would drive business away from the state. The OMA has quietly pushed for a one per cent increase in the four per cent state sales tax as an alternative to the proposal by organized labor. The Ohio Republican Party has sharply criticized the bill and contended it was nothing more than a front for governor- elect John J. Gilligan. ..••">• Ohio AFL-CIO President Frank King, a former state senator from Toledo, has contended "inequities'' in the present tax structure has put the major portion of the tax burden on the working man. David Sweet, the Battelle economist appointed earlier this week by Gilligan as his development director, indicated the administration may also feel the need for a corporate income tax. Sweet said he felt the tax base of a certain area was not the prime lure to industry and the main attractions were schools, the economy, quantity of skilled labor and transportation of marketable goodsr T"> w ? v t x * *•>•»<**$ V r •. f*'' ,"•?""•'% t~?V" «X«V T , ,""##**&> ?*?' y»' iJ,t*9|" •* ~X*</5, *\-V"> *4ffe - - t'^<>3g*> : !^"-*^? s -f, x &f*M0'',~> ?.}«s*<y,*flBL Defoliation rapped Prof. Matther Meselson of Harvard University, a member of the Herbicide Assessment Commission, shows photos at a meeting of scientists in Chicago, where it was stated that defoliant sprays have wiped out one-fifth of Vietnam's forests since 1961 and "virtually nothing remains alive" in some areas. The commission, sent to Vietnam by the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science, reported defoliation resulted in destruction of enough fopid to feed 600,000 persons for one year. Areas sprayed by the chemical totaled more than 5.5 million acres of forest and crop land, equal to about 8600 square miles or more than one fifth the size of Ohio. The team said about 35 per cent of South Vietnam's jungles have been destroyed in an attempt to eliminate enemy sanctuaries among the foliage and at the same time destroyed ByBOBSNYDER T-R Columbus Bureau COLUMBUS - The Ohio Board of Regents issued a revised version of their five-year master plan dealing-with branch campuses Wednesday. . The new proposal calls for leaving branches the way they are, but allows for transition to Independent, community college status on a "voluntary basis." William Coulter, regents executive officer, said this means the trustees of a university and the trustees of a technical institute could decide themselves to go to a joint independent structure, subject to approval by the regents. . The original proposal involved elimination of branches with 17 of the 19 (including the KSU branch in Tuscarawas County) being changed to two-year, independent community colleges. Coulte: described this new package as a "broad purpose program" which involves "permissive legislation" rather than the mandated approach sought initially from the legislature by the regents. Researcher warns of dog dangers By C,G, McDANlEI, AP Science Writer CHICAGO (AP) - Man's best friend is becoming a public health nuisance. That's the conclusion of a Baltimore researcher who has been studying the habits of Old Rover and his canine pals. the researcher, ^lan M. Beck, prepared. a report on his findings for today's program at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Beck, a graduate student in the Johns Hopkins University school of hygiene and public health, elaborated on his study in an interview, in which he pointed out that the dog population in the United States is growing faster than the human popu- lation. .. . .,_._.. . . •;..;. _ ... ..".,..It fs estimated, Beck said, that there are 611,000 dog bites a yea^in the United Stated While the danger of rabies in this country is not great at present,. the bites, are painful and children particularly can be badly hurt, he said. As American .cities spread, the. danger of rabies increases, Beck said, because foxes and other animals which carry the disease live in the nearby wooded areas. In the Baltimore area, for example, there have been three recent attacks by packs of dogs, he said. In one, 49 animals were killed in. the zoo and the two others involved serious injury to young children. Pets—not just straysr-were involved in these attacks, Beck reason for the dog problem, he said, is that many people move to the city and buy attack-trained dogs for protection, Later 'they move and abandon the dogs, he said. Otter dogs become free by escaping their owners, and loose dogs also produce offspring which grow up ownerless!, . Besides the obvious danger of dog bite, the animals pose such other problems for city dwellers as barking at night and the pollution of streets and lawns, Beck said. While dogs have been touted as enemies of rats, they often pejform a friendly service for the vicious rodents, Beck said— rats feed from gargage cans which dogs have tipped over. John Marshall Briley, chairman of the regents, described the new plan >as a "compromise" which is "more politically feasible." Briley said the regents had hoped to see supporters of their plan at a public hearing Dec. 18, but none appeared. "There's no sense in sticking our head into a buzz saw," Briley commented. There was strong opposition to the original proposal at the first hearing Dec. 7. He said the revised plan would "probably be the end result" of the long hours of disagreement on what to do with the branches. Briley said he thought this new plan would have a better chance of being passed by the legislature. A hearing on this latest proposal will be held Jan. 14 in Columbus. A final decision will be made by the regents Jan. 15 and then the proposal will go to the General Assembly. No further changes are expected in the plan, Briley indicated. . Babysitter charged in LSD incident AKRON, Ohio (AP) - An 18- year-old suburban Cuyahoga Falls girl, Cheryl Ann Sim, was charged Tuesday with possession of an hallucinogen in the case of a 4»year-ol<J girl who was hospitalized after swallow, ing an LSD tablet. The girl was released to the custody of her mother pending her arraignment next Tuesday in Cuyahoga Falls Municipal Court. City Law • Director Norcnan' Holt II said that additional charges might be filed against six or eight other youths believed involved in the -incident. The child, Linda Marie Faulhaber, was released Tuesday from Akron Children's Hospital. Police said the child had swallowed an LSD capsule after it was placed on a dining room table during a party at the child's apartment while she was being watched by a babysitter. Police sai.4 two of the tablets had been put on the table near raisins which the child had been eating.. The revised proposal retains the regents suggestion to institute enrollment ceilings at main universities and keep admissions open at all two-year campuses. Coulter said the plan would allow the technical institutes, where there is no branch nearby, to add general studies programs if the trustees and regents approve. The plan calls for various See REGENTS, Page A-3 Senators should read own book! WASHINGTON i(Ap)^The:Senate, struggling to complete its work beforevthe SlsjtCongftss expires, approved Tuesday night a-resolution : authbrizing government printing of a booklet entitled: v ;,;•'. • • . • "Our AmericamGoverhinent and How It Works: 1,001 Ques- .tions:and Answers."- '•','. attending the conference reported that the military's use of herbicides violates the 1955 Geneva Convention against chemical warfare. However, the U.S. has never ratified the agreement, he said. In answering charges, a former top military official said herbicides have saved many lives and have not permanently harmed the environment in Vietnam. The team said, however, that nothing could grow in defoliated areas for at least 20 years. (UPI Telephoto) Nixon to chat with reporters WASHINGTON (UPI)' - Four television network correspondents will interview President Nixon in an unrestricted "conversation with the President'.' Monday evening, the White House announced Tuesday. The hour-long interview program, set for 9 p.m. EST from the White House, is the second such session to be held by Nixon. Three of the correspondents interviewed Nixon on foreign policy during an hour- long broadcast from Los Angeles July 1. This time there will be no restrictions on subject matter, the White House said. Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said, "The objective is to have a very full and complete conversation with the President. "The President felt that at the two-year mark in his administration, such a conversation would be proper." BOOBY TRAP. The dangers of a Viet Cong booby trap are explained to a group of soldiers near Da Nang, South Vietnam in an enclosed compound. This 50-gallon drum was shredded so that sharp edges point out in all directions and can be rigged to fall out of a tree when triggered by an unsuspecting soldier. At'this jungle instruction camp, American soldiers are taught how to recognize and avoid such traps. (UPI Telephoto) Baby derby is on! Who will be the first baby born in Tuscarawas County in 1971? Last, year Shawnte Rae Simmons, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Greg Simmons of RD 3, New Philadelphia, was "first born," and she and her parents received gifts from 40 businessmen. This year similar prizes will be awarded to the first county baby born after midnight Thursday who qualifies under these rules: Parents must reside in the county and submit a doctor's report on the time of birth to The Times-Reporter. -INDEX- A NEW antirabies serum derived from the blood of immune humans has shown promising results in providing safe temporary immunity, two California scientists report. See Page B- 7. THE GOVERNMENT agrees under pressure to reopen the case of a Food and Drug Administration scientist who was demoted and allegedly harassed after accusing superiors of burying adverse findings on food chemicals. Report on Page A-9. PIONEERING EXPERIMENTS suggest that living creatures on earth — and conceivably elsewhere in the universe — evolved from chips off "dirty ice" in interstellar space. Story on Page B-7. CHARLES MANSON'S lawyer tells the Sharon Tate murder trial jury: "This case is a lynching." Details on Page A-9. 22 Pages Around The World B-l Business and Markets B-12 Court Records B-8 Hospital News B-8 Hot Line B-l Obituaries A-6 Sports B-2, B-3 & B-4 Television B-6 & B-7 Traffic Court B-8 Women's Pages A-8 & A-9 \

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