The Journal News from Hamilton, Ohio on July 15, 1975 · Page 11
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Hamilton, Ohio
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Tuesday, July 15, 1975
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Hamilton Branch, Miami U ·5 § Williams Avenue Avenue f airfield City Building Saturday night Fort Hamilton Days parade route set Tuesday, July is, 1975 Journal-N'tm. Hamilton. Ohio The torchlight parade which officially opens the Fort Hamilton Days celebration will begin Saturday night at 9 p.m. at the Fairfield City Building. Jim Schmitt, chairman of the parade for the Lindenwald Kiwanis Club, has announced the following route for the parade: After forming at the Fairfield City Building, the parade will travel north on Pleasant Ave. to St. Clair Ave.; left on St. Clair to River Road; right on River Road to Williams Ave.; right on Williams Ave. to Peck Blvd.; left on Peck Blvd. to the Hamilton Campus of Miami University. Disassembly and awards will be in the Miami University parking lot, followed by the annual opening night fireworks display. Parade viewers may park at Miami University and walk over to (he river banks to view the fireworks, which will be set off from near the west end of the High St. bridge. Schmitt is still accepting participants for the parade. Any group interested in joining the 2.9 mile parade route should contact Schmitt as soon as possible at 863-8200 (The Journal-News). Parade formation will bo between 8 and 8:30 p.m. at the Fairfield City Building. Schmitt warned parade participants that there are some low- hanging branches on River Road, just after the turn off of St. Clair Ave. Participants who have high floats, should make some preparation to avoid those trees. County lets contracts on office building By MIKE GRAHAM Journal-News Writer Butler County Commissioners Monday afternoon officially awarded contracts for construction of the new county administrative center and announced that groundbreaking ceremonies for the building will probably be held this month. Construction awards, totaling over $2.4 million, were made following official transfer of the land deed on property located at the corner of Front and High Streets. The building will be constructed on the front portion of the Elder- Beerman parking lot. Transfer of the deed was conducted through the City of Hamiiton to the county from the Beerman Foundation. Contracts awarded include: general construction -- A. Benzing and Sons, Inc. of Hamilton ($1,505,533); Plumbing -- Climate Control and Service, Inc. of H a m i l t o n ( $ 1 1 4 , 5 2 3 ) ; Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning -- Midwest Heating, and Air Conditioning of Cincinnati ($456,318). Electric -- Bonbright Electric Co. of Fairfield ($257,352); and Elevators-Dover Elevator Co. of Cincinnati ($92,704). The fire protection contract and the contract for a sound system were not awarded Monday. Commissioners withheld the awards until the county can discuss those areas with the city department of construction services. Little Pro players needed Lack of interest could end youth grid program By BOB WALKER Managing Editor Little Pro Football Hamilton is in trouble. The program, sponsored m Union negotiator surprised 1 at vote Mosler strike in second day by the Evening Optimist Club of Hamilton, has reached the point where it may have to be discontinued due to a lack of interest among parents and other adults. For more than 20 years the program has offered the league this year. Ideally the coaches should have a good knowledge of football--both f u n d a m e n t a l s a n d strategy--but just as importantly the coaches must be able to work with youngsters. The basic purposes of opportunity for boys be- Little Pro Foo'tball are to tween 10 and 13 years old teach boys the fun- to play football against da mentals of football and to By M I K E G R A H A M Journal-News Writer Shop and m a i n t e n a n c e workers of Hamilton's Mosler Safe Co. today entered the second day of what company officials and union committeemen are ad- milling may be a long strike. fn a meeting of union membership Sunday, the workers rejected the company's new three-year contract offer by a vote of 340 -- 196. The strike began Monday at 10 a.m. Richard Dyer, director of labor relations for Mosler, said this morning that a few pickets are at each of the shop entrances. "It's quiet," he said. A tentative agreement on settlement of the contract was reportedly reached last week before Sunday's ratification vote. Chairman of the union 'Superstar' contest set on Fafrf/e/d playgrounds By TOM GRANT Fairfield Editor Softball throw, standing broad jump and a basketball free ihrow contest. Fisher Body Division Hamilton Plant will donate first second and third place trophies to the contestants receiving the highest F A I R F I E L D -- F i s h e r Body Division General Motors and the Fairfield Recreation Department will sponsor a "Superstar .._ Contest" as part of the Third combined" score on Annual Fort Hamiiton Days events at each of the parks- celebration. Winton Hills, Water Works, The contest will be at Good Neighbors, Lions, Fairfield parks and West School and South' .playgrounds Wednesday, School. July 23, according to Joe All participants in the Weldon, director for parks contest will receive a cer- and recreation for the City tificate for an order of of Fairfield. french fries redeemable at Events in the contest Bill Kang's Burger King include: 50 yard dash, Restaurant, 4425 Dixie Hwy. shop and negotiating committee, Bill Roark", today said he thought the agreement was satisfactory but the "union membership surprised me." Both Roark and Wendell Murray, president of United Auto Workers Local 1862 (employees bargaining representative), recommended the wage package to the membership. Roark indicated that the five other members of the n e g o t i a t i n g c o m m i t t e e recommended rejection of the pact. "The UAW recommended it," said Roark, explaining that UAW service representative Ron Mason and assistant regional director Jim Ogden favored the contract proposal. "Personally, I think we're in for a long strike. In viewing the total package, I think the company went about as far as it could go." Roark said the prime objection to the wage pact was the company's refusal to eliminate the cap on the cost of living pay increase. The negotiating committee chairman revealed some of the details in the company's contract offer, which included a 45-cent hourly pay hike across the board for the first year. Company officials also agreed to retroactive demands of the union negotiating committee, granting the wage increases back to March 5, expiration dale of the latest contract. Also included in the wage proposal was a guaranteed 30-cent cost of living increase, with six-cent increments every six months; a 20-cent hourly wage increase the second year and 30-cent the third; and additional life insurance and pension benefits. "We've got a helluva package out there," said labor relations director Dyer. "There's no more money. And for that reason, ! can't foresee any meetings right now." A meeting of the strike committee is being held today to discuss strike systems, said Roark. play football against other youngsters (heir size under controlled conditions. The Evening Optimist Club has provided the best equipment available for each youngster in the program and there have been less than a handful of serious injuries since the league began. While the program is extremely expensive to operate, the current problems are not money problems. The problem is manpower. Manpower is needed to provide coaching for the youngsters, but also needed are adults who can contribute time and energy toward saving the program. P. H. Bud Dudley, a charter member of the Evening Optimist Club and a Little Pro League official since the league began, says that the most urgent need is for coaches. Three coaches are needed to handle teams in the introduce them to competitive athletics under a controlled atmosphere. The Optimist Club has emphasized good sportsmanship and healthy competition from the beginning in operating the Little Pro program. The Optimist Club will meet Thursday night at Waldo's on Hamilton-Cleves Road, according to Dudley. Purpose of the meeting is to decide the future of Little Pro Football. Dudley has asked anyone who is interested in serving as a coach or otherwise working with the League is urged to attend. All Evening Optimist Club meetings include dinner at $2.50 per person, but the dinner is not mandatory. Anyone interested in helping with Ihe program but unable to attend Ihe Thursday meeting should call Dudley at 895-5588 for more information. Bicycle Tour slated Sunday during Fort Hamilton Days Historic homes four tickets on sale now The Fort Hamilton Days Columbus, Lexington, Ky 50-100 Mile Bicycle Tour will Marion, Ind., and other be held Sunday under the " · sponsorship of the Great Miami Bicycle Club. Roy Kidd and Bob Cawein of the club are co-chairmen of the second annual tour, according to Tony Carito, president of the club. "Out-ot-slate applications outnumber local" "rider by two to one," Canto said in announcing details of the distant points. The tour will begin at 7 a.m. Sunday from the Hamilton Sports Arena, Peck Blvd. Kidd and Cawein said the tour will follow this route: From the arena north to the Columbia Bridge, north onBSt. through Hamilton to New Miami. Then through Trenton, Miltonville, wagon" also will accompany the riders. Registration fee is $4.50. The club also will participate in the Fort Hamilton Days parade Saturday night, Carito said. Tickets for the Rossville Historic District tour of homes Sunday are available at four locations in Hamilton and Fairfield. Tickets may be purchased at the Gift Corner, Main and D Sts.; the Marimid Gift Shop, Main and F Sts.; the Journal-News office at Court St. and Journal Squarein Hamilton; and the Journal-News office at 5100 Pleasant Ave. in Fairfield. Mrs. Jeanne Fisher, chairman of the tour, said eight buildings will be open Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. as part of the Fort Hamilton Days observance. The tickets, priced at $2,50 per person, will admit visitors to: The Reed House at 341 S. D St.. formerly the Hossfeld house. The Spurgeon Foust Barndt house at 306 Ross Ave., a row house near D St. The Webb Funeral Home at S. D and Ross Ave.; formerly the Sohngen mansion. The Matthew Hueston house at 223 Ross Ave., now occupied by the Webb family. The Skinner house at 228 Ross Ave., built in the 1830s. The New Image Beauty Salon, 342 South B St., an example of how an old house can be adapted. The First United Church of Christ, also at the comer of S. D St. and Ross Ave. Also on the tour will be the Henry Long Senior Citizen Apartments at Ross Ave. and South B St. where a typical apartment and other features will be shown. No ticket purchase will be necessary to tour the senior citizen building, according to J. Ross Hunt, executive director of the Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority. In addition to (he walking tour, buses will be available to transport persons around the Rossville Historic District, Mrs. Fisher said. tour. He said entries have Jacksonburg, Seven Mile! been received from Darrtown, Oxford, Reily C l e v e l a n d , A k r o n , Okeana, Shandon a n d Car door opens; child falls to street Shellenia Dean, 3, 765 Park Ave., was hurl about 1 p.m., Monday when the door of a car in which she was a passenger flew open, throwing her to the pavement at East and Maple Aves. Police said Michelle Reasch, 19, same address, was the driver of the car. She took the child to B'ort Hamilton Hughes Hospital for treatment. Millville. Ride applications may be obtained by contacting Lou Hill, 819 Main St., Hamilton, Ohio 45013, phone 863-6851, or by writing to the Great Miami Bicycle Club, P. 0. Box 684, Hamilton, Ohio 45012. Registration will open at 6 p.m. Saturday and continue until 10 p.m. at the arena. Registration will resume at 6 a.m. Sunday at starting point. Participants may cover either 50 or 100 miles. Assistance along the route will be providca by local police departments and the American Red Cross. A catering truck and a "sag Teen pool party set Wednesday A Teen Night pool party will be sponsored Wednesday at Lindenwald Pool, instead of North End Pool, by the Hamilton Department of Parks and Recreation. Until now the youth act i v i t y alternated weekly between the North End facility and the Hamilton Sports Arena, across from the the Hamilton Campus of Miami University. Admission to the pool party is $1. Free bus transportation will be provided. For bus schedules or other Teen Night information, phone the sports arena at 895-2168. got a minute? by Bill MCDultn Jerry Woodrey, 133 Gregory Lane, has been awarded a plaque by Cincinnati Bell for bein' one of the leaders in a recent Touch-Tone Sales drive. Kichard T, Dugan, Cincinnati Bell president, made the awards and Jerry's photo was published in Telcnews. That's from whence I "stole" the item. Soooo, today's Three "G" Award --Good Going Gal --goes to Madonna Woodrey, Jerry's wife, 'cause we all know, behind every successful man there's a good gal! Ability is of little account without opportunity. -Napoleon Bonaparte. REMEMBER WHEN: Harriet and Russell A. Z«ller lived at 546 Main St.?. . . Smalley and Anna Drake lived at 504 Main St.? . . . Mrs. Mike Hubbard was Linda Liltle?...Louis Gricsinger was a storekeeper at Herring-Hall-Marvin?. . .I)r~. Wilmer E. Griffith operated his office at 324 N. Third St.? . . , Bonnie Keith was a student nurse at Mercy Hospital?, . . George F. Lamb taught at Roosevelt Junior High? ... Eva M. Lancaster taught at Madison School? . . .Ray Milders was the featured singer at Milder's Inn? Little Bird said, "Here's a couple birthdays for you. Mrs. Mary Jane Howard, formerly of 207 Warwick Ave., who now lives in Pasadena, Texas, will be 90 Thursday, July 17. Mary Jane flew to Hamilton to visit relatives and letters will reach her at the home of a son, George Quincy, 1217 N. B St., Hamilton, Ohio, "And, Louis Reiter, 615 Millville Ave., will be 88 on Friday, July 18. Can you get 'em some cards?" "I'd sure like to try,: try,'" I replied, turnin' to shout: "Happy birthday Mary Jane Howard and Louis Reiter! And, many, many more!!" Our blunders mostly come from letting our wishes interpret our duties. -- George Massey. LATE FLASH!! Bulletin!! The deadline for registerin' for the Mid-Town Optimist Club's soccer program is next Monday, July 21. Boys and girls, ages 6 thru 17, can pick up registration blanks at either McDonald's Hamburger location. Fill 'em out, and mail 'em in. The season starts Sept. 6. Soooo, don't be left out!!! EYESCONTEST Yep, you heard correctly. GAM is sponsor!n' an "eyes" contest this year as part of the Fort Hamilton Days celebration. We are seekin' to find the people with the happiest, most beautiful or saddest eyes in The Golden Triangle. Everyone livin' in this area is eligible to be a candidate. By that, 1 mean, everyone--men, women and children! The selections will be made from photographs which you HAVE TO SEND to us before 10 a.m. Monday, July 21. The winners will be announced at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the Butler County Courthouse. And, we will return all photographs submitted to us. Soooo, send'em in. Photos of your wife, your hubby, your girl friend, or boy friend, your son or daughter, grandson or granddaughter, favorite aunt or uncle, etc., etc. MAIL photos to: GAM, Journal-News, Court Si. Journal Square, Hamilton, Ohio, 45012. After signing her name, one of our Camden readers, wrote: "Please do not use my name," so we won't. She writes: "Happened to come across this little verse which is certainly needed in this day and age. Thought you might use it in your GAM Column, that enjoy reading. "Don't spoil your child "By sparing the rod, "But chasten with love "And lead him to God. "Everything in the modern home is controlled by switches except the children." Many of you wil! recall we shared with you previously, poems written by Heather Wilkins, 5244 Banker Drive, Fairfield. Well, Heather also jots down her thoughts in prose. Here's an example: TREASURED MOMENTS "Treasure each moment spent with a loved one. Lock these times within your heart. Tomorrow you may be alone -- Alone with treasured moments." GAM has not ignored you!!! I write that, 'cause here of late, it seems more and more mail is comin' in late. You folk apparently are waitin' until the "very last minute" to send information in about birthdays, anniversaries or other events. This last week, four letters came in for events which took place before the letters arrived on GAM's desk, here at the Journal-News. PLEASE try and mail your information, to GAM at least a week in advance!! Now, here's one, from a dear friend, that arrived with time to spare. Mrs. Fran Ulreich sez the German Festival of the Liberty Home Association will be held from noon until 6 p.m. Sunday, July 20, with hot lunches--that great German cookin' -- the feature of the day! All kinds of entertainment, loo. That's at the Association's home, Hamilton-Clevcs Road. Who put this on my desk? Fat people should rest against objecls in a standing position; this will make them lean. A Reader, who didn't sign a name, writes to ask: "Do you remember grandma, and her tub; with her washboard, and how she'd rub; hang out her wash in the sun, and actually thought it was fun? I wonder what she'd think today, if she was watching on TV, saw the way they wash their clothes . . . in less three seconds flat?" CORRECTION IN THE PLYMOUTH, INDIANA, PILOT-NEWS: "Mrs. Rebecca Robinson, 99, recites poetry as a hobby. One of her favorites is 'There Are no Sects In Heaven,' not 'There is No Sex In Heaven' as staled incorrectly in the Wednesday edition of the Pilot-News." SIGN ON THE BACK of a tractor-trailer: Wherever the place, Whatever the time, Every lane moves But the one where I'm. WHICH REMINDS ME of the Golden Oldie, of the couple trapped in their car in bumper-lo-bumper traffic, and shesez: "I told you It was too nice a day go to the beach!" J HEADLINE IN Canton, Ohio, Repository: "Key witness takes fifth in liquor probe."

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