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Uizio 43211 , Vol. 52-No. 2J »**« One Section North Canton, Ohio, Wednesday, March 26, 1975 16 Pages Completely Local News Fifteen Cents Scheffler Chanyes Vote; Blohm Absent After an hour of discussion between members*>fCoun- cil, city employees and local citizens at the Monday, Mar. 24 meeting of City Council, the Ordinance concerning fix-' ing the rate of compensation for elected officials (Mayor, Council President and Councilmen) died because it did not receive the required-four passing votes. , CIRCLE K CLUB FORMED. The North Canton Kiwanis is sponsoring a Circlt K Club, a type of service club, at Walsh College. North Canton Kiwanis Club president Tom Misheff (left) is .pictured here. with; George Westerman (center); presidentelect of Circle K and Chris Collier (right), vice president-elect of Circle K. Other Circle K officers are Tina Fernandez, treasurer-elect and Larry Gessner, secretary-elect. Donald Eberly is ^chairman of the whole group, the purpose of Circle K is. to provide college men the means by which those students interested in helping others and being of service in society can express Jhis concern. ' ~\ North Canton Churches Plan l Community Good Friday Service '■'.■ - ■ ( . -■ ■ Zion Lutheran Church, 349 Lindy Lane NW, will be the host church for the community Good Friday service, Mar. 28 from Ito 2 p.m. Pre-service .music will begin at 12:45 p.m. < .-.•■:%' .' / • pfSr"w^" .<v»CThe .themeSfor the, ser- ; vicf, wjil be based on The (Seven Last Words from the *;e*Mi-it't'e:8' '"Koti tffa-er&Scieigy andlaTtyof nirie.ichurches willbe Involved liuthe service. Host pastor, the Rev..Kurt Meuschke, will serve as liturgist and .lead inthe re- " sponsive. reading. M cs. Dale Cremer of the host church willstng'Were You There?" The Rev. Irwin Jennings,of Faith United Methodist Church will give the words of reflection. Pastor Jack Murray of St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church will read the first word, Luke 23:33-38, and Spencer Evans will give the meditation. :, ■ ,Pastor Doiiatd. Andrews, of Northtuihste^'U'nrted' Presbyterian -Church will read'the second word, Luke 23:39-43, and Eleanor J. Frost will give the meditation. Pastor E. Harris Paul-' son of Trinity Baptist Church will read the third word, John 19:15-17, and Mrs. Warren Holder will give the meditation. Pastor Ronald Unger of Holy Cross. Lutheran Church will read the fourth word, Matthew 27:45-46, and David Brese will give the meditation. Pastor Ron Mensingerof Fttst Baptist Church will read the fifthword,Johnl9: p/t?8j2|;,(5|rjdAvRej^.:,4ft)r ry. ■>■• Thompson will'give the meditation. '■' ;r'/ " ••'-' Pastor Edgar Jones of - Zion United Church of Christ will read the sixth word, John 19:30, and Mrs. Lois Johnson will give the meditation. • Pastor Jerry Sullivan df Community Christian Church will read the seventh word, Luke 23:44-46, and Sam Bacon will give the meditation. Pastor Dean Roush of Grace United Methodist Church will give the closing meditation. , Besides the Community Good Friday Service, which will be held at Zion Lutheran* 349 Lindy Lane NW from 1 - 2 p.m., a number of North Canton Churches are planning special services throughout Holy Week, including Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easier Sunday services. The vote ended 3-3 with Ward. 1 Councilman Glenn A. Maag, Ward 2, Councilman Joseph Wells and At? Large Councilman David Clark voting in favor ofthe raise, and Council president DaleC. GerterVAtr Large .Councilman-George Swindell and Ward 3 Councilman TedScheffler voting against the pay hike. Ward 4 Councilman Paul Blohm, who at the Feb. 24 meeting stated he was In favor ofthe raise, is vacationing and was absent from the meeting. Counclltnan Clark had made a motion to table the ordinance until Councilman Blohm returned and until a meeting could be set up with Council, the administration,'the Mayor and the city negotiating team. Council President Gerber stated that it is "highly irregular to table this be- c au s e a member is absent." That's my opinion, though," added Gerber.' The vote, to have the. Qr-i . dinahce tabled dledbecause of a 3-3 vote, It takes4 ... _vot.es.. to havfe an item .tab- ieV ^ — 7■■■-;■■-: ■'■* Before the vote was taken, a nutnbgr of residents, some city workers, and councilmen spoke oh their views of the proposed pay hikes Mrs. ElizabethN,. Smith of 5^8 Heatherwood St. SW said she believes the concensus of the people in North Canton are against city officials getting a pay hike. "The people fee1! this percentage is way out of line, especially since so much ofthe Hoover Company is shut down and revenue of'the City income tax is down," she stated. Mrs. Smith went on to say that "city employees,' particularly the police, should be qonsldered for a pay raise." Wunderle of 1417 Ave. SW said officials should the city and he where the for the pay Paul Jonathan elected "serve" was curious extra $7,400 -Maundy Thursday- Many churches include the symbolic commemoration df The LastSupperwith Maundy Thursday Communion. AtZionUnitedChurch of Christ Holy Communion will be observed with Tene- brae, the old, historic 'Service of Lights,"at 7:30 p.m. Faith United Methodist will holdMaundy' Thursday Tenebrae Ser- vice!at,7:30 p.m. "TheRo- mslri=ei:6ss»will be the topic of ithelcandlelight, Maundy Thursday service at 7:30 p. my-.at Northminster Presbyterian Church when Holy Ccanmtinlon will also be of- $red; Grace United Methods! Church will offer Holy Coittmunlon at 7:30 p,m. A special service will be held at Congregational United Church of Christ at 7:30 p. rn. Holy Cross Lutheran will hold a Passover meal and Holy Communion at 7:30 p.m. St. Mark's Episcopal Church will offer' Holy Communion at 8 p.m. Trinity Baptist will offer Communion at 8 p.m. -Good Friday- Good Friday evening events include services at First Baptist"Churchat7p. m. * St. Mark's Episcopal Church will hold Office of Tenebrae at 7:30 p,m? and begin the Prayer Vigil at 8 p.m., which will, run through Saturday until Eas ter. ZioffLutheran will hold a Worship Service with Holy. Communion at 7:30 p.m. and also at 7:30 p.m., Ten- . ebrae (Service will be field at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. -Sunrise Services- Ten local churches will hold special Sunrise Services Easter morning. Zion United Church of Christ will hold thelrSunrlseSer- vlce at 6:30 p.m. in the courtyard, where communion will be seryed. They will also hold a special 7:45 a.m. and 10:10a.m.worship services. Faith Methodist will hold theirSunriseSer- vice at Dogwood Park at' 6:30 aim. This will be followed by alight breakfast. Holy CrossSunrlseServlce will begin at 6:30 p.m. Eas- ter Breakfast will be served at 7:30 p.m'. Zion Lutheran Sunrise Service will begin at 6:30 p.m. and their breakfast, byteserv- atlon, will be servedat7:15 a.m. St. Mark's, Greentown Church of the Nazar- ene, Greentown United Methodist, and Community Christian Church will all hold thler Sunrise Services at 6:30 a.m. Grace United Methodist will Begin their Sunrise Service at 6: 45 a.m. and Grace Brethren Church will hold their Sunrise Service beginning at 8 a.m. National Honor Society Inducts 67 Hoover High School National Honor Society President, Fred Clarke presided as thirty-five junibrs/ and thirty-two seniors were inducted durlngcere- monies Wednesday, Mar. 19,,in the Hoover High gymnasium. Selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, character, and service,, prospective members must earn a cumulative grade point average of 92 percent or higher, during the first five semesters for Juniors,' and 88 percent the first seven semesters for seniors. ' Student speakers, Paul Crouser, Sharie Hirt, Mike Merriman,, Phyllis Preston, andClridyHoehprovid- ed meaningful Indoctrination for the inductees as they explained the importance of scholarship, leadership, character, and service. The history of, N.H.S.* was reviewed by Mike Merriman. (Continued to P,age 2) raise would be coming from In January 1976. Had the Ordinance passed granting the pay hike, which would have gone into effect January 1976, the Mayor's fee wouldhave •jumped from $7,000 to $8,000 a year, Council President from $2,000 to $3,000 a year and Council- men from $1,500 to $3,000. "Wei needpeople to serve this clty,"statedBoSchep- pan of .1680 Meadow Lane Dr. SE; "andI feel very strongly, if Council cannot make a living on the outside, they shouldbe looking for a second job." "Historically, Council has been a civic type job," said former Councilman .Gten'Wehl of 837 Clear- mount SE, "and compensation is to defray expenses. We in the private sector are having a hard time keeping the economy down. You guys on Council .are either serving the city or you're not! You get a stipend to defray expenses. Give these city" workers more mon- eyl" he added. "You know the economy is being inflated by 'funny money'l Don't raise your rate of compensation now. If In the future, you feel you need more, do It then, not now," stated Whel. Looking in the opposition direction was JohnChris- tiansen ot 827 Clearmount Ave. SE. "1 think you are underpaid!}' he stated. "I live in North Canton, although" my work has been transferred to Cleveland. I want to remain In North Canton. Do you know the price ,of homes and prop- erty around Cleveland? You're doing me a service and you should be compensated for what you do," Christiansen told Council. "Pride is fine, but quality in these men is what is. needed," stated Christiansen. "Fifty per cent of $1,500 isn't much, but 50% of $10,000 is a lot! I think you are doing an excellent job and should be paid for this," he added. "I disagree with my neighbor, Mr. Christiansen, 100 per'cent," stated .Mr. Wehl. "You jack salaries and you're getting a ! paying job. Just compensate for expenses! I don't want us to be like Cleveland!" When Cqimcllman Clark stated he wanted to meet with the city negotiating team, Sgt. David Lindower of the North Canton Police Dept, told Clark it won't do any good to meet with city workers because every- R rthlng,has been "settledand ;- 'resolvea??-: "The people., ■feel the same as before," stated, Lindower,"a60% increase is way out of line," > : "Don't you feel the good faith with City employees would be broken If this goes through?" asked Mrs. Smith. "The Councilman's work load has more than doubled since 1970. Just last year Council had approximately 100 meetings," Clark ' explained. "I dont see how City employees are being taken advantage of if Council Is taking a $500 raise overaslx-yearper- iod." Mr. Clark noted that the pays of some part-time City employees are between $300 and $1,000 higher than Council's pay. "Mr. Clark makes a points about part-time City employees pay, but Mr. Clark can't qualify for some of these jobs,"stated President Gerber. "The , School Board members , only get $240 a year and they sure have more troubles than we do," Gerber added, "especially with bond issues." Councilman Scheffler explained the reason,he changed his vote ,at this"' meetlng'and voted against the pay hike is because he talked with some residents in his Ward/and found they are strongly against the hike. "I don't feel I could dp an effective job as a Councilman if people don't have faith in me and that's why Ij changed my vote." ' "It's not that we don't want you.to have a raise," explained Larry Lutzof the Street Department,, "you deserve one, but we feel a 60 per cent raise is too high compared to what we (City employees) got." In other action, Council: \ GAVE first reading to an Ordinance to levy special assessments for the construction of curbs and gutters on 7th St. NW. AGAIN ,. tabled was the zoning classifications for ttje Guenther-Tucker Annexation because the dedication plat of streets has^ not yet beeh approved. . PASSED the second reading of the/oning classifications for the Hyacinth • Park Area Annexation. ADOPTER on an emergency , basis a Resolution and Ordinances declaring it necessary to improve certain properties in' the City by . constructing a pumping station, wet well, pressure line and sanitary sewer lines. AUTHORIZED the Mayor and Director of Administration * to enter into an easement agreement with Metropolitan Contracting Company Inc., an Ohio corporation, granting easements to the City across a part of the Pleasantvlew SJS. Project and providing for the payment, and approved and confirmed an easement plat for part of that area,, granting a perpetual easement to the City for sanitary sewer purposes over the tract of land to construct the Pleasantvlew Ave. SE Sanitary Sewer Project. , AGREFD to advertise and receive bids and enter into a contract for the purchase of one_ corrugated metal pipe arch to be used on the Chatham Ditch Project, five lawnmowers to be used by the ParkDept. in an amount not to exceed $2,115, and for the rental of a barn located on a 2.0 acre tract and a 2-story frame farm house on 0.9 tract on the Oster property; FIXED the rate of compensation and salary for the first six months of service for the Street Department Superintendent. APPROVED the 7th Street NE Storm Sewer Project. * School Board Okays Plans For Vo-Ed Unit The North Canton' Board of Education approved final plans Tuesday, Mar. 18 for the new vocational education unit of Hoover High School, which willbe called North Campus. The board made the decision after studying more man 100 pages of architect's drawings. Kenneth Dansizen and John Martin of Dansizen & Associates Architects gave the presentation and told the board they are confident 6t^ts%taymg#l&ln the building budget. They also predicted completion within a year of the start of construction. Bids for construction, which are now being accepted, will be opened at noon April 18. The board also approved the calendar for the, 1975- 76 school year by a 4-1 vote, with Hal Hoffman voting against the calendar^ The board studied apro- posed school year calendar prepared by a faculty committee from all district schools. Mr. Hoffman questioned the setting of the spring vacation as April 14- 21. Board member Larry Brown objected to the lateness of the spring vacation but voted in favor of the proposal. , The calendar set the first day of classes on September 3 and the last day on June 10. Thanksgiving recess will be Nov. 27-Dec. 1, Christmas will be Dec. 20-Jan. 5 and Easter, April 15-21, In other ' action, the boards AWARDED a contract for Lee Industries carpeting for the library and conference room toMorris Office Equipment Co. of Canton for an amount not to exceed $3,500. Brown did not participate in voting, explaining that the winning bidder is a client of his law prac- , tice. '^-IbWhfflmMiMcrt har tural gas ■ line will have to be relocated at the site of the riew vocational building,, with the work to be done by East Ohio Gas Co., at a cost originally estimated to be about $4,000. INCREASED the stipend of the ticket manager from , $530 to $715 per year, with $330 of the amount being paid from the General Fund' and $385 from the Athletic Fund. Jaycee Easter Egg Hunt Is Saturday The North Canton Jaycee Easter Egg Hunt willbe this Saturday, Mar. 29 at2p.m. The annual event will be held at both Dogwood and Price Parks as in the past. Children through the age of 12 are invited topartici- pate. They will be divided into lto 3,4 to 6,7 to 9, and 10 to 12 age groups. Special prizes will be given in each age group. Richard McElroy is the project chairman. Rep. Johnson Reports From The Capital SALES TAX VOTE MIXED Tax relief will come in the next eight years for business people in tbe form of the reduced tangible per* sonal property tax assessments. The vote to reduce the tangible personal property tax assessments to 35% of true value over a period of eight years took place this week in tbe House. Real property is assessed at 35% of Its true value. If is consequently unfair to assess personal property at higher rates. The tangible personal property tax reduction would be phased in aver eight years to avoid actual dollar losses by either school districts or local governments. These governmental units dependup- on property taxes for their operating revenues. The Onto Public Ex- i penditure Council figures show tangible personal property taxes grow an average four tostebercenlf, . year. CoriseqirentiyJ tfee . reduction to a natural growth of the personal property tax revenues. Our tax. system must be fair. Not assessing personal and real property on the same basis fails the test of fairness. In tact, the tangible personal property tax can occasionally drive a merchant, for example, into bankruptcy because no matter what his income, he must pay tangible personal property taxes. Tangible personal property includes such things as Inventories, furniture and fixtures, and machinery of businesses. The current assessment ratio depends upon the category of property, such as Inventories which are assssed at 45% of true value. The bill now goes to. the Ohio Senate for consideration. . AUTO TAX BREAK FAILS The proposal to discard the four per cent state auto tax until July 1 was narrowly defeated this week in the House, despite Gov. Rhodes' statement that he was prepared toslgn (Continued to Page 2)' A.LOOK AT THE FUTURE. Members of the North Canton Rotary Club will take a guided tour of the North Canton Medical Clinic Center, located on a 22-acre site at 6046 Whipple Ave. at Glenwood, Thursday, Mar. 27 following their 6 p.m. dinner at Community Christian Church. Rotarians will view the facility and see drawings like the one above of what the Medical Clinic Center will .look lljce in 5 to 10 years. In this drawing, the present Medical Clinic Center's front entrance can be found' on the far. right side of the proposed structure which will feature three floors and a basement level. This is a prospective view from the patients parking area. Estimated cost is $2.5 million. There are now 11 physicians at the Medical Clinic Center including internists, radiologists, surgeons and pediatricians. The staff In eludes--Ralph T. Warburton, M.D., Thomas B. Shipley, M.D., Hugh M. Pratt, M.D., Michael B. Mock, M.D., Grant A.Mason, Jr.,M.D., Thurman A. Tobias, M;D., John S.. Schuster, M.D.sPatrathS. Nuchikat, M.D., Franklin J. Arnold, Jr., M.D., IgbalA. Choudhry, M.D., and JamesS. Young, M.D. John W. Potter, Jr., Is Administrator. The projected g'rowth of the Medical Clinic Center includes an increase from 11 to 25 physicians within the next two years and to more than 50 in six years. Services must be expanded to encompass new or enlarged clinical laboratory, radiology, ambulatory, surgery, social services, dietary, physical medicine, nuclear medicine and a pharmacy.
|Title||The Sun, 1975-03-26|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
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Uizio 43211 ,
Vol. 52-No. 2J
North Canton, Ohio, Wednesday, March 26, 1975
Scheffler Chanyes Vote; Blohm Absent
After an hour of discussion between members*>fCoun-
cil, city employees and local citizens at the Monday, Mar.
24 meeting of City Council, the Ordinance concerning fix-'
ing the rate of compensation for elected officials (Mayor,
Council President and Councilmen) died because it did
not receive the required-four passing votes. ,
CIRCLE K CLUB FORMED. The North Canton Kiwanis is sponsoring a Circlt K
Club, a type of service club, at Walsh College. North Canton Kiwanis Club president
Tom Misheff (left) is .pictured here. with; George Westerman (center); presidentelect of Circle K and Chris Collier (right), vice president-elect of Circle K. Other
Circle K officers are Tina Fernandez, treasurer-elect and Larry Gessner, secretary-elect. Donald Eberly is ^chairman of the whole group, the purpose of Circle K
is. to provide college men the means by which those students interested in helping others and being of service in society can express Jhis concern. '
North Canton Churches Plan l
Community Good Friday Service
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Zion Lutheran Church, 349 Lindy Lane NW, will be the host church for the community Good Friday service, Mar. 28 from Ito 2 p.m. Pre-service .music will begin at
12:45 p.m. < .-.•■:%' .' / •