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ELIMINATE PAPER POLLUTION Fewer Form Filler-Outers Needed A study an paperwork by Ohio's "Little Hoover Commission/' coupled with findings of a House Post Office and Civil Service subcommittee, reveals an incredible waste of manpower and money. Six departments of government in Ohio were surveyed and it was found that they spent $2.6 million a year to fiH out 98,077 forms for the Federal Government. The total amount spent by all state and local governments must be staggering. The House Committee found that the US. spends $8 billion (out of a ?200-billion plus budget) to get answers on 360,000 different forms. According to columnist H. J. Taylor, the filing cabinets required would fill twelve Empire State Buildings. Obviously Uncle Sam should continue to insist upon adequate reports when Federal money is distributed for spending by state and local units of government But superfluous reports should not be required and the trend towards increasing the number of Federal handouts should be reversed. TV Around The World The prospects for worldwide visible and audible communication have grown enormously in recent years. Only a quarter of a century ago television was more or teas a ti<nrelty even h\ ,oj$country, Ttoiay .there are an estimated 270,502,500 TV sets scattered about the globe. More than a big lion's share of them are in the United States: we have 61.4 million black and white sets, and 31.3 that receive color. Considering our affluence, that is not surprising. The surprising thing is that television is now operative to some extent in 131 countries. The Soviet Union has 28 million sets, Japan has more than 24 million, West Germany and Britain both around 17 millions, and so on. The goal of instant global communication is rapidly coming hearer. Whether reaching the goal will make the world a better place is another matter. The Neglected Elderly Feelings of guilt about how we treat the aged in this country won't in themselves help much. Still, some disquiet on the subject is not a bad idea: it may prod us into doing more of what needs to be done. A report prepared by the Senate Special Committee on Aging makes it clear that what is now being done through the federal government falls well short of what might be done. Programs in health, housing and retirement income are found to be "haphazard" and "fragmented." This despite the fact that the Administration on Aging was created as long ago as 1965 to give the nation's elderly citizens a more audible and concerted voice. Though eoite progress has been made, the Senate group's report accurately notes that the Administration on Aging has fallen down on the job of coordinating federal activities in behalf of older Americans. The committee urges that the Administration on Aging be given new impetus. It calls also for marked improvement in Social Security and Medicare, and in housing programs for the aged. The latter is in particular a sore point. The 1961 Whjte House Conference on Aging made urgent recommendations as to housing, but a survey last year found that six million persons of 65 and over were living in substandard housing. Many of the elderly in nursing homes and mental institutions, says the Senate committee report, must remain there essentially because they have no place else to go. The committee recommends that the government more than double the present rate of building- housing units for the elderly, adding 120,000 units per , year. In addition it proposes establishment of so-called "campuses for the elderly" to provide housing and nursing home care as needed. I These and other proposals are intended for use as a basic working paper at the 1971 White House Con- ference on Aging—the first such conference in a decade. Meanwhile, the recommendations should alert men bf good, will to realization that we are failing to toJly meet the needs of the aged. Vol 48 * No. 32 Two Sections 24 Pages NORTH CANTON, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21,1971 Water Plant Financing Aired Here "I'm afraid we'd be faced with a buildingfreezeifwedon't go ahead with construction of a water treatment plant," John Walsh, director of law, told some 60 persons Thursday night during a public hearing held by City Council. Purpose of the meeting was to determine how to finance a planned $3.6 million water treatment plant which would meet the state's demand to chlorinate as well, as soften and remove objectionable chemicals from city water. Plan I would use revenue from a raise in water rates combined with a 1/2 per cent increase in income tax, which is being requested in the May 4 ballot. The tax increase.would, bring in an estimated $320,000 annually. Plan II would finance the plant entirely from water revenues charged the 3,788 inside- the-city users and the 128 outside-city hookups using 1970 figures. Figures were presented at the hearing comparing the costs to users as would be reflected in a three-month billing period. By gallons used the two financing plans were compared with the current rates as based on gallons of water used during a three-month time. Average use for city residents is about 16.000 gallons. :Used - OldRate -Planl- ■Plan II 5,000 $7.20 $9.00 $16.20 9,000 7.20 9.00 16.2Q 12,000 7.20 11.25 20.40 15,000 8.55 13.50 24.60 25,000 13.05 21.00 38.60 50,000 24.30 36.30 65.55 William Hamilton The sixth grades and select choirs of North Canton elementary schools will present the annual Spring Concert Friday, April 23, at 8 p.m. at Hoover High School. Guest conductor will be William Hamilton of Kent State University. Selections by the Festival Chorus include: "O Thou, To Whose All Searching Sight," "No Man Is An Island" and "To Spring." The sixth grade chorus, will sing "The Inch Worm," "The Ugly Duckling," and "Wonderful Copenhagen." Miss. Annette Durato will direct the elementary string orchestra in a variety of selections. . The select choirs will sing "La Primavera," 'Sing A Rainbow," and "Hymn of Brotherhood." The Festival Chorus will conclude the program with "God Bless America," and the brass sextet from Hoover-High will accompany them. Music teachers are Mrs. Janet Bowser, Clearmount; Mrs. Virginia Bird, Portage; Mrs. Martha Frye, Orchard Hill; and Mrs, Ruth Miller, Greentown. 10c per copy; $4.50 per year by Mail; $6.00 Outside County Hoover Band, Orchestra Spring Concert May 1 Hoover High School orchestra and concert band will offer its annual spring concert on Saturday, May 1, at 8 p.m. in the school gym. ^Director Robert Mk> Cleaster reports two seniors, Terry Tewanger and Bill Howard, will be soloists with the band. PROM ROYALTY. Presiding over the "South Sea Island" setting of the Hoover Prom Saturday night, Apr. 17 are (1. to r.) Cheryl Petros, queen, daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Petros of 424 'Briar Ave. NE; Debbie Hamilton and Laurie Zupp, senior attendants and Vicki Romeo and Karen Werstler, junior attendants. The queen was escorted by 'Alan Anderson. Escorting the attendants were Tom Neumeyer, Jack Meismer, Todd Van Vranken and Scott Mc- Graw, respectively. The after-prom party was at the Canton Jewish Community Center from 12:30 to 4 a.m, Sunday morning. Wayne E. Kuhn, financial advisor from McDonald & Co. said the cost per year to an average water user, would be about $44.40 if revenue came solely from water rates. —Cost in payroll tax to a faro.- ily which earns $9,000 annually would be $45, he said. "From this I would conclude that those with incomes less than $9,000 would find Plan I least expensive and those who (Continued to page 5) Annual Spring Elementary Concert Apr. 23 re- Bra Francoeur Brother Francoeur will ceive a bronze facsimile of the chain as a personal memento. A reception honorlngBrother Francoeur will be held in the Rannou Campus Center immediately following the inauguration ceremony. Walsh College Installs New President Apr. 24 An estimated 60 delegates from colleges and universities throughout Ohio and the Midwest are expected at Walsh College on Saturday, Apr. 24, for the inauguration of Brother Robert A. Francoeur, F.I.C., as the college's second president. Bro. Thomas Farrell, its first president, retired lasri^ne. Brother francoeur is one of seven Brothers of Christian Instruction who founded Walsh College here in 1959. When Walsh College first opened its doors to an initial class of 67 students in November, 1960, Brother Francoeur was the college's academic dean. He served in that position until his appointment as president last July. A full schedule of events' Is planned for the inauguration, commencing with the liturgy of inauguration and closing with a community dinner, sponsored by the Advisory Board of Walsh College. The Rev. Monslgnor William A. Hughes, Episcopal Vicar of Education for the Diocese of Youngstown, will officiate at the mass, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. in the new Walsh Physical Education Center. Music for the mass and the inauguration program will be presented by the Walsh College Choir, under the direction of Learned L. Clark; the St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church Choir of Massillon, under the direction of Harold Conti, and t\* j. • j. n j. the Canton Symphony Brass UlStTlCt KOlaVJf Sextet, under the direction of Richard D. Mountford. A luncheon for the visiting college and university delegates will be held in the Rannou Campus Center at noon, followed by the' robing of delegates and members for the academic procession in College Hall. Delegates, trustees, faculty members and Walsh student representatives will assemble in the Physical Education Center for the inauguration ceremony. Rabbi Paul Gorin of Canton's Temple Israel will deliver the benediction following the inauguration ceremony. Rabbi Gorin is a part-time Instructor in Walsh's Religious Studies Department. Dr. Everett L. Cat- tell, president of Malone College, will deliver the benediction at the community dinner. The Rev. Michael P. Walsh, S. J., president of Fordham University will deliver the inauguration address. He will be awarded an honorary Doctor ot Pedagogy degree from Walsh College. His topic will be "Future of a Catholic Liberal Arts College in an Urban Area." Brother Francis Blouin, F. I. C, chairman of the Walsh College Board of Trustees, will present the ceremonial chain of office to Brother Francoeur. The ceremonial chain was designedly Canton sculptor Jack Worthington and donated to the college by the Walsh College Alumni Association. Turn Clocks Ahead Sunday This Sunday, April 25, at 2 a.m. the nation will turn their clocks one hour ahead to recognize six months of Daylight Savings Time. This will continue until Oct. 25 when we ,will regain the hour we lose Sunday. Billy Graham Film Set al Mellett Mall "For Pete's Sake" the Billy Graham movie, starring Pippa Scott and Robert Sampson, will be shown for the public April 28 through May 4 at the Mellett Mall Theatre. A recent invitational preview showing was viewed by 355 representatives of civic groups, clergy and other community organizations throughout Stark County. Comments and opinions after the showing reflected an enthusiastic response to the relevant message to both youth and adults of today. Mrs. Bien New President OF Gallery Friends Mrs. Frank Bien of 828 Hill- crest Ave. SW is the new president of the Friends of the Little Art Gallery. She accepted the post at the group's annual meeting held Sunday, April 18, at North Canton Library meeting room. She succeeds James Moock in the office. Other officers named for one- year terms include Lawrence Sexton, vice president; Mrs. Dan Gray, secretary, and Charles T. Bogardus, treasurer. The first major project of the group this year will be the annual Sidewalk Art Sale and Show, slated for Sunday, June 20, at WItwer Park. Artists and craftsmen may start registering the first week of May, with entry blanks available at the North Canton Library or from Mrs. Bien.. Wayne Deibel, chairman of the group's current membership drive, reported response has been good and it is hoped many more will join them in supporting a planned expansion of public cultural programs. The group plans to enlarge its work in providing scholarships for students wanting to take art courses at the Little Art Gallery. They will be assisting with the annual May Show, which has Its preview showing on Sunday, May 2. They heard a program on film-making by Charles Sieg-; mund, who teaches the subject at Canton Art Institute and has founded Golden Viking Films. Mock 'Crash9 Staged Sunday As CD Alert Some 90 persons participated in the surprise simulated aircraft disaster that was staged Sunday, April 18, near Dogwood Park as a Civil Defense exercise by North Canton Civil Defense team. The alert was designed to see how efficiently emergency procedures might operate in the event of an actual air crash. Dave Montgomery. Jackson The 92-piece band will offer a very contemporary composition for band and tape recorder entitled 'Spectrum." They will also include "When the Saints Come Marchln In," Goldman's 'On The Mall" and "America The Beautiful." "Tragic Overture" and selections from "West Side Story" will be given by the 32-piece orchestra. A clarinetist, Terry will play the first movement of 'Second Concerto for Clarinet" as his solo. BiU will solo on the alto sax, offering 'Song of the City," which was composed by Rex Mitchell, former band director at Glenwood High School. Both seniors are three year band members and also play in the orchestra. Both received superior ratings in the district solo and ensemble competition. Terry was a member of tbe regional and All-State orchestra, the District 8 Select Band and the Mid-East All-Star Concert Band. Bill was named to the Mid- East All-Star stage band. Concert tickets are being sold by band and orchestra members and will be available at the door. Township fireman, directed operations at the scene with Harry Sebald. John Burke, city civil defense director, coordinated the surprise mock alert. The group set fire to six barrels of donated oil which destroyed a junked car designated as the "airplane" which supposedly crashed in the city after take-off from Akron-Canton Airport. -Cooperative Effort- Participating were members of North Canton Auxiliary Pen Hce. North Canton Volunteer Fire Department, Jacksoe Township Fire Department #1, Greentown firemen, Red Cross, and the two hospitals, Timken Mercy and Aultman. There also were some eight volunteer "victims." A Greentown fireman, John Fleischman, put on such a good fight as a person in "shock' that he even tackled several of his "rescuers." Jim Hann, 11, was the "victim" who landed in a tree and was the only "fatality" of tbe day. "He was made up so well, I didn't even recognize him and he's my neighbor," a crew member said. North Canton firemen made it to the scene in two minutes; (Continued to page 2) Conference Set Dr. Everett Cattell, president of Malone College, will talk on India when he is guest speaker for North Canton Rotary Thursday, April 22. The 6:30 dinner meeting will be at Community Christian Church. Ray Gillman is program chairman and John Doyle and John Feldscher will be greeters. Dale Gerber will give the Invocation. Ten members of the local club, led by the president, Ty Laine, will be attending sessions of the annual District 665 conference Friday and Saturday at the Avalon Inn in Warren. Ray Stephens, assistant bureau chief for the Associated Press in Washington, will speak at the Friday luncheon. James Bennett of Wales, past president of British Rotary International and a past vice president of Rotary International, will represent the International president, William Walk, at the conference. , Lester R. Stauffer of Warren, district governor, will present ta group of six Austrian Ro- tarians who are spending two months in this district on an exchange program. Harold Royer of the North Canton Club was exchange chairman. The six will visit this city from June 2-6 before returning home. MOCK AIR CRASH VICTIM. Firemen rush to the rescue of treed 11- year-old Jim Haun as part of the surprise simulated Civil Defense alert staged near Dogwood Park Sunday, Apr. 18. The mock alert, signalled! at 1:30 by long .wails from local fire sirens, was staged as an air crash disaster by North Canton Civil Defense and its director, John Burke, coordinated the training session.
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ELIMINATE PAPER POLLUTION
Fewer Form Filler-Outers Needed
A study an paperwork by Ohio's "Little Hoover
Commission/' coupled with findings of a House Post
Office and Civil Service subcommittee, reveals an incredible waste of manpower and money.
Six departments of government in Ohio were
surveyed and it was found that they spent $2.6 million a year to fiH out 98,077 forms for the Federal
Government. The total amount spent by all state and
local governments must be staggering.
The House Committee found that the US. spends
$8 billion (out of a ?200-billion plus budget) to get
answers on 360,000 different forms. According to
columnist H. J. Taylor, the filing cabinets required
would fill twelve Empire State Buildings.
Obviously Uncle Sam should continue to insist
upon adequate reports when Federal money is distributed for spending by state and local units of government But superfluous reports should not be required and the trend towards increasing the number
of Federal handouts should be reversed.
TV Around The World
The prospects for worldwide visible and audible
communication have grown enormously in recent
years. Only a quarter of a century ago television was
more or teas a ti