Serving Chillicothe and area for 120 years 3Dhe CMtotihe Constitution-Crib VOL. LI I CHILLICOTHE, MISSOURI--W01 SATURDAY, JULY 5, 1980 SIX PAGES NO Carter says civil rights at st^ke in election MIAMI BEACH. Fla. (AP) -President Carter warned civil rights advocates on Independence Day that they and their descendants have a lot to lose it a Republican president gets to name "the next thfee or four justices of the United States Supreme Court." Carter's contention came during a brief stop at the hotel strip across a causeway from the not-scarred city of Miami where his motorcade was stoned less than a month ago. Carter called the high court the nation's "final bulwark of freedom" and suggested its role in protecting civil rights could be crippled if he is defeated for re-election by a Republican "The Republican adminis- tration of Richard Nixon had a profound impact on the attitude and thought of that court," Carter said in a speech punctuated by applause and an organist's musical exclamation point "It's still a good court. We got a good ruling this week (when the court upheld affirmative action quotes) But you just think about what will happen with another three or four constructiomsts " Nixon appointed what he called "strict construc- tionsts," jurists who would apply a literal interpretation of the Constitution without seeking to expand the meaning of that document to cover areas not specifically mentioned in it Carter, in the first 3'i years of his term, has had no opportunity to nominate a Supreme Court justice. Nixon appointed four and his successor, Gerald R Ford, named one. Five of the nine justices are over 70 years old. "If you don't listen to anything else I say tonight," Carter told the NAACP convention delegates, "I want you to listen to the next few words. These federal judges serve for life. They will be interpreting your rights, the rights of our children, and the rights of our children's children, into the next century. "And I want you to consider very carefully and very se- Tiously how this nation's future will be affected by the County tax assessment shows small increase Livingston County's valuation for tax purposes in 1980 is $55.852.819, up only 3 5 per cent and far below the rate of inflation which ran 13 to 14 per cent last year Assessments actually dropped in two of the 13 townships of the county. Figures provided through the office of County Clerk M a d e l i n e H a w k i n s list assessments by the 13 township assessors along with state-assessed railroads and utilities figures as showing a total increase of $1,972.167. Assessed valuations following the county Board of Equalization sessions in 1979, and on which countians paid their 1979 taxes, totaled $53,880,652. Listed by townships with the 1979 figure first, followed by the 1980 assessment (before Board of Equalization sessions upcoming): Blue Mound--$2,612,981 (1979) and $2,873,426 (1980). Increase, $260,445 Chillicothe--$28,999,347 (1979) and $29,899,001. Increase, $89,654 Cream Ridge--$2,946,715 (1979) and $3,174,238. Increase, $227,523 Fairview--$1,980,721 (1979) and $2,074,170. Increase, $93.449 Grand River--$1,778.688 (1979) and $1,805,795. Increase, $27,107 Green--$1,935,586 (1979) and $1,939,510. Increase, $3,924 Jackson--$2,563,240 (1979) and $2,593,560. Increase, $30,320 Medicine--$997,802 (1979) and $1,007,101. Increase, $9,299 Monroe--$1,772,697 (1979) and $2,154,259. Increase, $381,562 Mooresville--$1,522,626 (1979) and $1,569,836. Increase, $47,210 Rich Hill--$2,696,824 (1979) and $2,776,170. Increase, $79,346 Sampsel--$1,964,715 (1379) Continued on Page 6 Spamhower campaign hitting full stride "We're going to hit 27 towns in three days." explained J a m e s S p a i n h o w e r , Democratic nominee for governor. Thursday afternoon when he greeted approximately a group of supporters at the Chillicothe Municipal Airport. Approximately 60 people waving banners and a small band welcomed Spainhower as he flew into the local airport. Spainhower is carrying his campaign for the governship b l a t e w i d e over t h e I n dependence Day weekend. He began the weVu:nd with a tour of the SI LoUiTPort. Spainhower during the issuance of a statement to the individuals a t t e n d i n g the press conference said that "five million hard-working Missourians don't take lightly w h a t freedom means Missourians across the state should take in our state as we celebrate our great nation's independence." Spainhower fielded several questions from the crowd including the Equal Rights Amendment and education "I am in favor of the Equal Hights Amendment." said Spainhower. "I think men and women should be equal. There are differences obviously, but in my opinion both should receive equal treatment under the law." Spainhower said property Kit Bond here Tuesday Former governor Christopher "Kit" Bond, a Republican nominee in the 1980 gubernatorial race, will appear in Chillicothe, Tuesday, July 8, from noon to 2 p.m. A reception brunch will be held for Bond, who is attempting to be re-elected to the post he lost in 1976, at the Harlow's II Restaurant from noon until 1 p.m. Bond will spend the final hour in town walking around the square and talking with individuals. taxes were an unfair method of supporting the public school systems, citing the economics of the farmer as an example. "The property tax is unfair to the farmer in that he pays the same amount when he has a bumper crop as when he as a tola! crop loss. I would favor the enactment of an alternate form of supporting the public school districts." Spainhower said he would strive to keep better teachers in the state by creating governor scholarships for the best qualified men and women, which they would agree in return to remain in Missouri and teach for a number of years. In a press conference held at the airport for members of the media, Spai::hower said the bigger issues of the race were the economy, the "atrocious" amount of money being spent in the gubernatorial campaigns and the governor's refusal to debate. Spainhower was scheduled to make 11 appearances Friday and 10 more appearances today as he crossed the state. Hot country music The 100-pliM degree temperatures yesterday put a damper on the attendance of the Second Annual Country Music Festival, sponsored by Dorryl Alln w tt and The Country Rebels. Despite the hot, humid weather, the crowd averaged over 400 people throughout the day. The festival, held at the Livingston County 4-H and FFA Fairgrounds, featured seven area bands. Allnutt and his Country Rebels (above) closed out the show with a special 2-hour set. --Constitution-Tribune Photo ., i--' v - ' i " y . r y - - - ' ' . -: ft'fcTM*^? U ' ^""* Â· *- "~ ^^^Â£#'*st.VsÂ£jÂ«S Â£ Â« Â» \- Â·fKni-fe-iVMVf LiS-.^iA' AvA^-v-1-A..xi-.ri. ^fefr^VM- Â·'Â· -- * 4,y^v*,iÂ¥^ * 'Â·* -Â·Â· %.i'vÂ«W*^'X}\. c** appointment of the next three or four justices..." Winding up a two-day cross country campaign trip before flying home to Plains, Ga., Friday night with his wife, Rosalynn, the president claimed anew that although he has not named any Supreme Court justices, he has named more blacks, women and Hispanics to federal judgeships "than all other presidents in the 200-year history of this country." But unlike Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who promised worn- en's rights supporters three weeks ago that he would name a women to the high court at the earliest opportunity if he is elected, Carter made no promise to the NAACP to pick a black or other minority. Kennedy, Carter's chief challenger for the Democratic nomination, spoke lo the NAACP meeting earlier this week as did John Anderson, who is running for president as ah independent. Ronald Reagan, the all-but-certain GOP nominee, declined an invitation. Carter's speech and late- night trip home capped a day that began across the country in Oakland, Calif., where he spent the night in the home of that city's black mayor, Lionel Wilson. Carter will be remain at his Plains farm until Tuesday, when he leaves for Detroit and Tokyo. It was his first trip back to Plains since last Labor Day. Friday morning, Carter attended a "town hall" meeting in Merced, Calif., where he declared that the United Stes will not be "brought to its knees and beg" for the release of the 53 Americans held hostage in Iran. Carter told the 1,800 persons at Merced College that he is confident that the hostages, who have been held for eight months, "will be coming home safely." But no breakthrough is imminent, he told reporters, "We're trying d i f f e r e n t things, nothing special. I can't predict any breakthrough. We're just trying all the time, different things." To questioners, Carter also reiterated that no .U.S. athletes will attend the Moscow Summer Olympics, which open in three weeks. Carter called for the boycott earlier this year to protest the Soviet takeover of Afghanistan. Carter said he will attend Olympic trials in the United States this month to show support for Americans who won't be competing in Moscow. But he didn't say which trials, and most of the trials for the U.S. term are finished. After the Merced meeting, Carter flew to Modesto, Calif , for a champagne-and-omelet brunch fundraiser. About 250 guests paid $500 per person to attend the brunch. A RECORD CROWD estimated at nearly 5,000 in- dividuafs witnessed a superb hour-long fireworks display at the Livingston County 4-H and FFA Fairgrounds last night. The free fireworks show, sponsored by the Chillicothe State Bank, may be the last the bank will sponsor, according to Fred Simmer, bank president, who led. the C-T this morning that the use of private iW r .fc? by children and parents at the fairgrounds last night has caused bank officials to seriously consider ending the popular annual event for fear of injury to people attending. --Constitution-Tribune Photo State Bank display may be last one, says Simmer A record crowd estimated by law enforcement officials at 5,000 people observed the Fourth Annual Fireworks Display last night at the Livingston County 4-H and FFA Fairgrounds The crowd may have also seen the last such Fourth of July display, which has been sponsored over the l a s t four years by the Chillicothe State Bank. "It's a shame, but this may be the last one we (CSB) we sponsor," confirmed Fred Simmer, bank president. "Unless we can get a release from all liabilities I don't think we'll do it again next year " Simmer informed the C-T this morning that there were too many incidents of assorted types of fireworks landing in the large crowd gathered for Bloodmobile here next Friday the hour-long display, as a result of individuals using private fireworks "It's a shame that so few people are going to ruin something like Ihis for so many others," said Simmer Simmer said the problem stems from the luck of supervision from parents m !h;il children were roaming around t h e area a n d t o s s i n g f i r e w o r k s , r a n g i n g f r o m firecrackers (o pop bottle- In an attempt to boost regional blood supplies after the Fourth of July weekend, the Chillicothe Jaycees are sponsoring a c o m m u n i t y bloodmobile Friday, July 11, from noon to 6 p rr.. at the United Methodist Church, 1414 Walnut. The C o m m u n i t y Blood Center nursing staff will be assisted by the Jaycee Wives. "The 67 hospitals served by the Community Blood Center of greater Kansas City are counting on the Chillicothe area to sign up 140 or more appointments toward the 3)5 lonalions needed that day." Â«aid Tom Fraccascia, chairman of the Chillicothe Blood Donor Program. ChiJIicolhe's biggest bloodmobile was held February 22. 1977 when 213 pints of blood were donated. The bloodmobile is one of four dispatched each weekday by the Community Blood Center, Staff and equipment are sent here from the Center's .substation in SI. Joseph Blood donors musl be 17 or older, in good health, and weigh at least 100 pounds, without a history of hepatitis, epilepsy, or malignancy other than cured skin cancer. A light meal is recommended two to four hours before your bloodmobile appointment, with increased intake of nonalcoholic beverages Fraccascia said anyone desiring to make an appointment to donate blood should telephone G4G-5C45. No R-2 decision yet on next school-built home There have been inquiries but no fmalizalions with officials of the Chillicothe Area Vocational-Technical school for a residential home to be built by students of the 1980-81 Vo-Tech carpentry classes Chillicolhe R-2 Superintendent Dr. James Eden told the Constitution-Tribune that no definite buyer has yet been found. "We have had some inquiries, but nothing definite," he said. "Once we do find a buyer with plans that the students can handle, then we will run a legal notice, asking for bids." Vocational-Technical school officials expressed optimism earlier that a prospective builder would be found. Vocational students have built houses here for 13 straight years--at least up until the present deep recession. Meanwhile, a city to the south of Chillicothe is cutting out home-building in its high school workshop curriculum. The Marshall school district decided at a recent meeting not to allow the Building Trades Class to coastruct a complete home during the next term, citing the current adverse housing market and the increasing cost of the projects, according to the Marshal) Democrat-News. The Marshall classes have constructed 11 houses in 12 years, and have had lo turn the 1979-80 home over to local realty firms to be sold School officials at Marshal) instructed the Vocational School authorities to develop a curriculum which does not demand the outlay of district money Hospital notes rockets, mid areas where crowds had leathered "I even hiid lo stop a group of adults who were lossmg fireworks into (he crowd," s a i d S i m m e r " I I is unl)elieve:il)le to me lh;il Ihis could hiippen, hut il h;is, and il has been this way lor Ihu last two ye.-irs " Simmer said Ihal lie would be talking wild the board of directors of Ihe bank on Hie Continued on I'agc (i notes--\, Admitted to the hospital have been Mrs. Iowa liowc, Laredo; Mrs Dale Athcy, Hale; Mrs Eunice McKclvic, Green Hills Nursing Home; David Carroll, Hamilton; Mrs. Lester Cochenhaur, 427 East Jackson; James Brookshire, 412 Wise; Mrs Geneveivc Carter, Spurry's Nursing Home; Mrs. Maurine Phillips, 525 Jackson; Mrs. Sylvia Banks, Chillicothe. Dismissed have been August Ackermann, CarroJIlon; Mrs. Debra Albertson, Bogard; Irwin Chenowcth, 1127 Locust; Mrs. Belly Doyle, 1422 Polk; Mrs. Florence; Foster, Trenton; Mrs Lona Hayes, Hamilton; mrs. Melvin Hiscl, 141 Mack; Mrs. Connie Hogun, Gallntin; Mrs Glen liobbs, Princeton; Marvin Holser, 328 Williams; Fred I^iffpy, 915 Summit; Mrs Orville Lyons, HaJe; Mrs OrviJJe McCauluy, Gallatin; Mrs V--rnon Masters, Chillicothe; Stephanie Meyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Meyer, Marceline; Joe Perry, KFD 2; Mrs. Liddic Scott, 803 Williams; Mrs Dorothy Silkwood, 1008 Fair, Donald Spninhour, Meadville; Mrs. Once Stubblefield, Hamilton; Miss Terry Wedlock, 1020 Cherry. Continued on I'agr fi Deaths -- Kohert Itryiint Mary K. Gruhli Mrs. Ed Scanmnds Ada Slcphenton fPaÂ«f fi ) Weather Partly cloudy, warm and humid with a slight chance of thunderxhowerx tonight. High In the mid to upper 90s. Low tonight in the mid to upper 70s. Mostly sunny, hot and humid Sunday. High around 100. Southerly winds 5 lo 10 mph tonight. Chance of rain 20 percent tonight. OFFICIAL TKMPKKATUKKS Thursday's Maximum 90 Thursday's Minimum . 63 Yesterday's Maximum 101 Yesterday's Minimum S3 Today's Minimum 59 River Stage . 4.9 YKAK A(;O TODAY Maximum Minimum . . . . . . . . OP, 70 FIVE--DAY FORECAST MISSOURI-Extended forecast Monday through Wednesday~A chance for thundershowers, especially Monday and again Wednesday Warm, low in the 70s High in the 90s.
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