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Ibne Refresher Course Badly Needed .*!*■ O Vol. 49 • No- 33 Two Sectlonfl 28 Pages NORTH OANTON, OHIO, WEDNESDAY. APPtfL 26. 1972 10c per copy; $4.50 per year by Mail; $6.00 Outside County m ^m^r < <b. V / >&£\ _/*_ • iintyiMCM-oTitna _Tox Loac? Reaches New High Bedraggled American taxpayers are having an- | other record thrust upon them. Each household will average $4,530 in state, local and federal taxes for fiscal 1972, according to the Tax Foundation. That's up $200 from 1971 and is, once again, an all-time high. This year's hike is due to boosts in social security taxes and state and local taxes, which will more than devour some relief we will enjoy in our federal income tax load, the Tax Foundation said. In the past ten years estimated total taxes have increased 77.5 per cent per household. Total current tax payments at all levels, (Federal, state, and local) amount to $295 billion—6.5 per cent above fiscal 1971. The spending side of the picture is even more startling. The Foundation predicts total spending to rise by 12 per cent from $363 billion in 1971 to $405 billion in 1972. 'Hhis means, of course, deficits at all levels of government and, probably, higher taxes in the future to help pay the interest on money governments must borrow to pay their bills. This accelerating tax burden is very nearly out- of-hand. It is estimated that 71 per cent of the federal budget is "uncontrollable"—that it involves spending already committed by previous Congresses. If Congress won't call a halt, others will have to by refusing to -send,the "big spenders" back for another spending spree.""".',,.' '.'""[ ." "".'""', ." "",. .'*■' ' Teachers Count Most , The classroom teacher is the main cog in the machine of public education. She is the hub around which the educational wheel revolves. Without her the machine could not function; the wheel could not turn. It ts in the classroom that activity takes place by which any plan of public, tax-supported education can be justified. Among common goals generally assigned to public schools is the transmission of society's culture to oncoming generations. Whatever that culture has been, is, or will be is influenced more in the minds of children and youth by classroom, teachers than by any other individuals within the formal structure of public education. Yet, the competent teacher is not rewarded by society in degree commensurate with her or his contribution. Most classroom teachers are buried beneath multiple layers of bureaucratic tiers of administrators and supervisors. Caught in a paper whirl emanating from various offices off school functionaries, the classroom teacher finds her creativity stifled. Consequently, the quality coeducation tends to deteriorate. As parents and taxpayers evaluate their schools, it might be productive to consider the size of the bureaucratic superstructure. It can be justified only "by its contribution to improving the quality of what the community ex- pects to occur in the classrooms. Spotlight On Seniority Something good is happening in Congress, though perhaps not for the best of all possible reasons. A compilation shows that 23 veteran members of the House of Representatives with a huge total of seniority to their credit have decided not to seek re-election. This can be described as a dsirable thing in general, though not in all cases, for a couple of reasons. Qne is that as a practical matter the departure of some of these men will place greater congressional power in the hands of younger members; to that extent it weakens the fell grip of the seniority system. At the same time, it sheds further light on the tfegree to which this badly deficient method of assigning committee chairmanship hampers progressive legislation. .: An outstanding example of this is to be found in the case of one of the. members who announced his retirement at the end of this term. This is Rep. William M. Colmer, the adamantly conservative Mississippi Democrat who has served for so long as chair- jnan of the House Rules Committee. At 82, he has built up 40 years of seniority in Congress. This has enabled him, particularly since he took over chairmanship of that committee, to impose this rigid views to great effect and thus to frustrate numerous attempts to bring enlightened meausres to the floor. Board to Study Year-Round School Report After hearing some 2 1/2 hours of final reports by subcommittees of the Year Round Feasibility Study Committee, the Board of Education Thursday night said it would give "very serious" consideration to the study. Richard A. White, board president and chairman of the study committee, said the board will meet privately with the committee and will give careful study before it makes a decision, "When we have decided we will reveal our plan in a public meeting such as this," White said. Some 150 persons attended Thursday's meeting at Hoover High School but many left before it ended. Nine of the 13 sub-committee reports unanimously voted that year round school would be feasible in North Canton. One committee - Local Research - voted 2-1 against feasibility of the plan. Three committees gave split decisions or had reservations about their approval. Mrs. Arthur J. Shahan presented the Local Research Committee report which was signed also by Mrs. Peter O. Rodemeyer. Mrs. Harry Osborne dissented. The report stated "were this recommendation to be based solely on the implications of our research, we would say 'yes' to the feasibility of the 45-15 (45 days of school and 15 days of vacation) plan for North Canton. 'Since the total study is germane we must say *no' that it is not feasible, "the report said. "The economic and hardware portions of the study which included building, finance, maintenance and transportation were convincing for 45-15," Mrs. Shahan stated. "The people oriented sections, especially those on curriculum and professional staff and contracts were hot (convincing)," she added. "If the study had been predicated on K-12 with 45-15 scheduling and on curriculum improvement systemwide, as outlined in the original direction to the committee, the recommendation might well have been favorable," Mrs, Shahan said. "Without discussion in the committee to clarify, correct, and/or corroborate impressions, the study is truncated, incomplete and the final conclusion forced," she added. Roy Batista, legal implications committee chairman, said "this study is only asking if year round school can be done in North Canton, not should itbe done." White said "you just stole my concluding remark." The Teacher Staffing and Contracts Committee voted in a split decision that the 45/15 plan is feasible with limitations. Members are Susan L.Morrow, Raymond Swope and Dale A, Wearstler. Their report stated that giv- . ing 240 day contracts to some teachers in grades 4-9 would increase salary expenditures in the school district by about 28 per cent. It also said that scheduling in grades 7-9 "looks like a major task." The Family Effects subcommittee, with Mrs. Robert Weston, Donald L.Ramsey and Mrs. Clifton Queen, said it felt the 45/15 plan would be feasible "provided that a well informed, educated public is given the opportunity to make the ultimate decision for the school district." They said they felt "the most traumatic effect of year round school would be directed toward the family as a unit." Business and Industrial Relations sub-committee reached a split decision on feasibility, after interviewing local business people. Committees voting unanimously for the plan included Project Cost Construction which added that public support should be obtained for any change. It concluded that the 45/15 plan was the cheapest of four suggestions to ease overcrowding in the schools. The Public Opinion sub committee urged a sound public relations program if the board decides in favor of the 45/15 plan. Public-Interest Groups Voted Council Support A resolution setting city policy on recognition and support of private groups was unanimously approved as an emergency by City Council Monday night. Two weeks ago a resolution which would have barred council from supporting any organization and would have rescinded any previous support was vigorously opposed by a group of citizens attending the Council meeting. They charged that the action was directed against the new youth center which opened April 7. A completely revised ordinance was approved without comment from either Council or visitors. It stated that Council "shall recognize and support privately constituted organizations and groups, if after examination of the printed charter and by-laws of said organization, the aims and purposes are in the best interests of the city and all its citizens." The resolution also stated "any organization desiring such recognition will submit its constitution to the Council for study Paul Harvey f YCA Address to Public Open ARBOR DAY PROJECT-The local Mu Me Ga unit of 5th grade Camp- fire Girls held early observance^ of Arbor Day, Apr. 28, taking their Tuesday troop meeting time to plant a Maple tree on the lawn at Zion Lutheran Church. Carolyn West and Beth Schmidt'(front 1. to r.) hold the seedling while Carol Petroff watches Linda Smith shovel dirt around the roots. Mrs. Richard Smith is unit leader and Mrs. Kenneth West is her assistant. Pat Todoran Resigns City Inspector Post 18 Stage Bands Will Compete Here on May 13 Stage bands from 18 area high schools will take part in the annual Hoover High stage band festival set for Saturday, May 13, In the Hoover gym. Open to the public without charge, the event is co-sponsored by Educational Music Services and will award trophies for the outstanding band, woodwind, brass and rhythm players. The top band will represent this area in the Pittsburgh region contest. Concluding the competitionat mtfSf. &J**." », _5 tho Kant State Start Re. 7*' Jv5-*?t5' t - _ draw during the 10 days following the primary." "When I filed for the office I had no idea I would be coming to North Canton as administrator on March 7. It was too late to withdraw then as a candidate," he stated. "The two jobs just aren't compatible. I can't do two jobs and I'm very happy in North Canton," he added. 'I'll write a letter to the Board of Elections stating my reasons for requesting that my name not appear on the November ballot and I would hope they would accept this." m&is Tickets will be sold at the door on Saturday, Apr. 29, for persons wishing to hear commentator Paul Harvey's address at the 8 p.m. awards ceremony of Young Citizens Award program at Hoover HighSchool. The awards and his talk will follow a 6:30 banquet for the 214 high school students who participated in the 15th Annual Work Session Mar. 18. Mr.. Harvey will have dinner with the students, 34 of whom will be singled out for special awards, the top four girls and boys in each class as well as the top girl and boy essayists. Community service awards will go to a girl and boy nominated for their volunteer work. He will assist Mrs. James Powell, making YCA awards; James Burnett will present the Community Service awards and Carl DiRienzi will represent Citizens Savings in presenting $50 Savings Accounts to the top senior girl and boy. Robert Davis will be master of ceremonies and music will be by the Hoover Hi-Lows, directed by Robert McCleaster. Hoover Student Council president Todd Werstler will conduct opening ceremonies in which Boy Scout Troop 1, led by G. Kenneth Oberlin, will lead the pledge of allegiance. accompanied by a list of sponsors of said organization and a letter requesting recognition." The recognition would be in the form of a resolution, it was added. When questioned, Charles B. Strausser, council president, said all past endorsements still stand. In later action, Council passed a resolution recognizing the North Canton Youth Center Inc. on S. Main St. and stated that it "recognizes and supports the aims and purposes" of the center and "commends the various individuals who were instrumental in establishing this organization." Council also: SET THE salary of Stewart Wilson, new water department (Continued to page 7) Study Showed 3 City Sites As Uninsured The insurance committee appointed by Mayor David W. Johnson to check out the coverage of city-owned property, has made a first report. The report by Richard W. Anderson of 914 LindyLaneSW, chairman, showed no coverage existed for the new city hall, fire station and municipal pool and bath house when the committee began its study three weeks ago. Mayor Johnson reports that $800,000 coverage has been obtained for the city hall building and $100,000 on contents as well as $200,000 on the Are station building and $25,000 on the contents. Trucks are already insured. Coverage of $80,000 has been placed on the pool bath house plus $15,000 oa equipment, in- .. eluding the boiler, he reports. The committee ii? still in the investigating stage. Mayor Johnson said, but it was necessary to move immediately on the coverage just obtained. A review of the city's entire' insurance picture is expected from the committee. Turn Clocks Ahead Sunday This Sunday, Apr. 30 at 2 a.m., clocks are to be turned one hour ahead to recognize six months of Daylight Savings Time. This will continue through the last Sunday in October when we will regain the hour we lose this Sunday. Patrick Todoran Patrick C. Todoran, superintendent of permits and inspection in the city since 1967, submitted his resignation Wednesday, Apr. 19, to accept a position as sales representative for Applied Coatings Corp. of Gna- denhutten on May 1. Todoran, 29, who lives at 319 Bachtel St. SE with his wife and three youngsters began work with the city as a draftsman in 1965, and was appointed building inspector in 1966. He was previously employed by Caxton Press from 1961-65. "I'm making the change to better myself," Todoran said. "I felt I was locked into my present job. I'll have an office in my home in my new post and I'll be travelling throughout Ohio representing a three year old company which puts plastic coatings on metals." Mayor David W. Johnson said this leaves three vacant positions in the city including engineer and street department superintendent. A new water department superintendent was named last week. Applications are being taken at City Hall for the vacancies. 3:45, the Kent State Stark Regional Campus lab band, directed by Al Vinci, will perform with Al Pergola, tenor sax, as soloist. Mr. Vinci, William Shepard of Findlay College and Martin Alexander, professional musician, composer and arranger will serve as judges. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. and appearing at 20-minute intervals will be bands from Lehman, Perry, New Philadelphia, Glenwood, West Branch, Timken, Green, Oakwood, Chippewa, Manchester and McKinley before the 12:10 lunch break. Resuming at 1, bands appearing will be Louisville, Marlington,' Lake, Ellet, Massillon, Orrville and finally the Hoover band at 3 p.m., directed by Bob McCleaster. Former Hoover bandsman Jim Romeo is the leader of the Manchester High Band. Trophies -will be awarded by John Adams, owner of Educational Music Services. V"* r-t if Piano Workshop Set Stark County Section, Ohio Music Teachers Association will attend a piano workshop at Mount Union College on Tuesday, May 2. Registration is set for 9 a.m. Lynn F. Olson will conduct the workshop at Cope Hall on the campus. Gehrum Plans Withdrawal in Sheriff's Race Cliff Gehrum, director of administration in North Canton, has reported that he intends to withdraw his name from the ballot in the general election in the race for county sheriff. "I can't legally withdraw from the Republican ballot before the May 2 primary," Gehrum said. "But I intend to with- WAY WIT_- WORDS. 16-year-old Larry Hamilton, a sophomore at Glenwood High School, was the winner of North Canton Optimist Club's recent oratory contest for high school students. He is shown receiving his certificate for first place from contest chairman, Ralph Morgan. Students were asked to express their personal thoughts on the subject "Our Challenge - Involvement." As winner of the local competition, he will advance to district competition on Friday, Apr. 28.
|Title||The Sun, 1972-04-26|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|
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Ibne Refresher Course Badly Needed
Vol. 49 • No- 33 Two Sectlonfl 28 Pages
NORTH OANTON, OHIO, WEDNESDAY. APPtfL 26. 1972
10c per copy; $4.50 per year by Mail; $6.00 Outside County