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**&,, °~ - "•<■>_. <fe ^ Snm Vol, 53 - No. 28 20 Pages North Canton,.Ohio, Wednesday, May 12, 1976 One Section Completely Local News Fifteen Cents Mackim, Turkal Recognized % PREPARING FOR JAMBOREE. Leland Spencer (left), president of North Canton, Hers Citizens Band Radio Club, works on final plans for the CB Radio Jamboree set for this Sunday, May 16, at the North Canton K of C Hall with clown Mrs. Donald (Judy) McCandlish (center), a member of the local OB club and Mrs. Morris Stahl (right), a member of the Kitchen Koinedy Band, who is attired in the Shiek of Araby Costume, a new feature df the group. The Jamboree is being held to raise money for equipment for the aquatic program for non-ambulatory men- , tally retarded children at the North Canton,. ' YMCA.-Hours for the Jamboree on May 16 are 12 noon to 6 j.m. and the admission is free. . ■ City Council gave third reading to a 22-page Srdinance Monday night, May 10 establishing mini- jUih Housing Code standards for single and multi- •pie family dwellings in the City and adopted the piece of legislation by a 6-0 vote. Ward 1 Councilman Glenn Maag was absent from the meeting due 'to illness. NC Pre-School Center Offers Active Summmer Time Program The North Canton Pre-School Center began registration May 10 for its summer program for students who have completed kindergarten through third grade. The Center, located at 415 S. Main St., (Zion United Church of Christ), is a non-profit child care center serving those who live or work in North Canton City School District, and Plain or Jackson Townships. The summer program for students in the primary grades was developed to meet the needs of working parents who are concerned about care for their children who are older than the usual day care center age. "Our summer program is similiar to the traditional summer day camp,"said Richard Button, director of the Center. "We try to let the kids experience ' as much of the summer as CB Radio Jamboree A Citizens Band Radio Jamboree will be held this 5jii»^,^^^r__iaanA^. to 6 p.m. at the North Canton K of C Hall, 340 Mississippi SE to raise money to purchase equipment for the aquatic program for nonambulatory mentally retarded children at the North Canton YMCA. A featuredattractionwlll be The Kitchen Komedy Band, made up ofmembers of theSeniorCitizens group from the Canton YMCA. This group of lively seniors has been in existance for 18 years; Their ages range from 65 to 87. Director is Mrs. Katherine Cox. Tim Deremer, a magician, will perform as will the the Hoover ^high Hi Lows. The Jackson High School Stage Band will begin the entertainment at 1 p.m. ^:r;A;ie_t«^i_r^^di^:;^ will be the Kiddie Horner where games and prises are in store. Also featured at the Jamboree, which is open to the public, will be display booths of various dealers such as copper crafts, plants, CB dealers, etc. Richard Fischer and Ernie Aungst are committee co-chairmen. possible. Plenty of outside time, some crafts, a little science, field trips and special events make the summer exciting for the enrollees, and the parents don't have to worry about what their child is doing." The daily schedule includes supervised free- play, inside and out, organized group activities, a rest period, and- snacks and lunch. Activities include weekly picnics, cookouts, trips to the various parks in North Canton, daily visits to Witwer Park, trips to places around North Canton and Canton that are of interest to young children, and a variety of indoor activities for rainy days. The Center's regular program for pre-school age children continues through the summer with similar activities. Room in the program for primary students is limited. Interested parents should contacttheCenterat 499-3241. l Bicentennial ^§bjSj^* r********-*****^***^^*********^*' After months of talking about the Bicentennial celebration it is finally -just about here. In the next few weeks you will begin to see, hear and almost be able to touch this elusive spirit called the Bicentennial. With the blessing of City Council this week, the Gazebo will soon be under construction. The newspapers will be filled with Important articles telling the whole world about the New Berlin/North Canton celebration plans. Community Worships e r v i c e - Chautauqua "76-March For Freedom - Gazebo- New Berlin Band- Y o ung Patriots. You will soon be receiving a letter which is a request for extra monies to support the on-going aspects of the celebration, such as the construction of the Gazebo. Near the end of May tickets for the Chautauqua programs-will go on sale. The programs promise to be exciting and fun for the whole fcunlly. Using the backdrop of the tent should add- another dimension of. the. good ble'days to the celebration. Tickets will be priced to only cover the programs costs. Another way your financial support is needed i s buying the Bicentennial Keepsake items. All are realistically priced with a small buiIMn profit. T h e committee has bent over backward to only offer meaningful items, not trinkets or Junk. The havHand vintage platejplcturlrig the site of McKinley*s first speech.by Ellsworth Smith could sell for $25,60 but we have pri ced it at $15.00. After they are sold there will be no more, a real collectors items. The pewter-like mugs at $7.50 with the North Canton Bicentennial seal makes a very attractive gift (don't forget Father's Day) and the Liberty Bell pendent is a striking Mememto of these times at only $5.00. A printed'souvenirKeep- sake Programme will be for sale early in June. It is being sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and being edited by Mrs. Daniel McGrew. It will sell' for a nominal fee to cover its production. It will contain the weeh" program along with the historical background of the Chautauqua, and the New Berlin Band with photos and sketches.' The programme will also list all the hardworking committees that are making our celebration possible. It would seem on one hand we talk about the great spirit of celebration and oh the other we immediately list the ways you can spend your money for the celebration. Throughout history independence did not come cheap nor will the celebration be inexpensive. There is however, one point- we must not overlook. This is a ONCE in a lifetime experience. Therefore, the pleas for donations andbuy- ing of souvenir items are oncey investments. Becausewe want everyone to participate and enjoy the North CantonBicenten- nial Celebration we want to make it very comfortable financially so that when this period is over we will have good memories of when we celebrated our nations 200th Anniversary together, Poppy Day Is Proclaimed In NorthCanton Mayor Charles B. Strausser has proclaimed May 21 as Poppy Day lb North Canton and urges all citizens to observe'the day bywearing a memorial poppy, according to S.W. Gray, chairman of American Legion AuxiliaryU nit 419 which sponsors the annual event. , The American Legion adopted the poppy as the memorial flower which pays tribute to the American war dead and aids the disabled veterans and their families. The poppy handmade by veterans of the Sandusky Home offers them a past- time with which to combat long hours in the hospital wards. The contributions are used soley for the disabled vetera nl* their famlles and rehabilitation. ' Council's Ordinance and Rules Committee, chaired by Councilman at Large ' Dennis O. Grady, introduced the HousingCode Ordinance five weeks ago at their April 12 meeting. The title of the Ordinance .states that it is to establish minimum standards necessary to make all dwelling structures safe, sanitary, free from fire and health hazards, .and fit for human habitation and beneficial to' the public welfare, to establish responsibility of owners, operators and occupants of dwellingstruc- tures and accessory buildings with respect to sanitation, repair and maintenance; to establish additional standards for multi pie dwellings; to authorize the Inspection of d we 111 hg structures; to establish enforcement procedures; to authorize the vacation o r condemnation of dwelling structures unsafe or unfit for human habitation; and to fix penalties forviolations. The code is geared to residential structures and gives the city the power and the right to require ab- Committee Begins The North Campus Piano Selection Committee Drive on Monday, May 17 for donations to finance grand piano for the new North Campus auditorium, Dorothy Define and Ray Gillman,, co-chairmen. will begin a concentrated the purchase of a concert as announced by Mrs. The goal is $9,750 iobuy an instrument that will not only serve NorthCanton school students for many years to come, but will also be available to performing artists for future community concerts. With $2,500 already received, the a- mount yet to be raised is $7,250. In addition to the Co- Chairmen, the Committee, consisting of Mrs. Richard S. Hoover, Charles Kidder, Mrs. Ralph W. Preston, Mrs. Charles Snyder.Mrs. R. T. Warburton, Mrs. Parker Schafer, Dwaln Sheffer and Dr. James E. Brandau, will have volunteers assisting them in contacting North Canton School District residents to explain the value of providing this fine instrument for bur students and the community. "The combination of fine . equipment along with our traditionally fine.instruction will result in developing future professional art- ists from North Campus," commented Mr. Gillman. "Certainly if it only serves Plain Trustees feet Zone Rej Plain Township Trustees denied a request to rezone seven lots and a corner tract in the Willowbrook Heights Allotment to allow duplexes on Monday, May 3. Eleanor B. Smith had asked to change lots on Middlebranch'Avenue and the * southwest corner of 45th Street and Lindford Avenue NE from single- family zoning. TheStark County Regional Planning Commission and the Plain Zoning Commission recommended denial because of the single-family nature of the area. to enhance community and student appreciation of fine music, It will beworth our effort, " added Mrs. Define. fa< Full details of the Drive were covered in a letter ., to community resident with instructions to make contributions payable to the North Canton City Board of Education,' marked for the Piano Fund/; .' i y Hoover Dept. Holds Honor Ceremony The Hoover High Band Department held its annual spring banquet and awards' ceremony .Thursday, May 6, at Hoover High School. In attendance were t h e band members, their parents, and special invited guests. - The awards' ceremony honored outstanding band members and graduating seniors. Senior trumpetist BUI Adams received the "Stage Band Enthusiasm Award." The "Rifle Survival Award" was presented to junior Robin Roush, a member of the rifle line and the saxophone section. Junior flutist Sharon Marrell received a special award for her daredevil feats on the marching practice field. Recipient of the John Philip Sousa Band Award was senior baritone horn player Tom Queen. Also presented awards were senior majorettes Val Hirt and Sue Farley, head majorette Anne Bethel, and drum major Ed Whitman. The 41 graduatingsenlors were presented plaques. Senior band members presented Robert McCleaster, band director, with special gifts. The purpose ofthe annual banquet Is to salute the members of the combined bands for their accomplishments throughout the school year. Jaycees Name Mike Long As President MICHAEL LONG J_- The North Canton Jaycees have elected Mike Long of 848 Glenwood SE as their new president for the 1976-77 club year. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Mr. Long is plant engineer a t Portec Inc., Forgings Division of Canton. A Jaycee since 1971, Mr. Long has served as p a s t director, vice president and public relations director. Mr. Long and his wife Mary have two children. Lynette and David. John Gibboney and Steve Yonkof were elected c lub vice presidents. Bill Wallace issecretary.Kim Eby Is treasurer and the six directors elected are Don David, Dennis Erb, J 1 m HInderer, Ed Messerly, RschMblnarandDon Proctor. The local club's president of theboard and public relations director will be appointedby the new president in the near future. sentee landlords to keepup their properties. In m o s t cases. Individual homeowners will be affected only if they buy or sell their properties or attempt to duplex them. The legislation requires that each rental property be certified as meeting code requirements. There will be a one-time inspectionby the superintendent of permits and Inspection. The one-time charge will be $3.but for buildings with multiple unite, the fee w 111 be limited to $100. Certification, testifying that the dwelling unit or units meet code requirements for plumbing, heating, structure safety and floor space, is tobe posted near the entrance of each rehtedbulld- ihg. Recertification will be required if the building is enlarged or changed structurally. Grady stated that after that, lt will be up to the renters or neighbors to advise City Hall of possible code infractions. Councilmen feel the most Important aspect of the code ls the power lt gives the of enforcement, through a 30- day notice to the property owner of infractions. Fail- txiretomake needed changes, a first-degree misdemeanor, could result In a j a 11 sentence of 60 days and a $1,000 fine. Further action could result In a forced vacation or demolition of the premises, however, mis would come only by c ou r t order. Council also passed two Resolutions, one honoring David Mackim and Dave's Handy Store as the Chamber of Commerce's 1976 Community Recognition Award recipient and George T. Turkal as the Chamber's 1976WayneCarpeted Award recipient. Both Resolutions were read in full by Law. Director Roy Batista and Mr. Mackim and Mr. Turkal were each presented copies of the Resolution. In other action, Council: PASSED anOrdina nee authorizing the Mayor t o enter into negotiations with all interested parties in respect to the purchase of North Canton's sanitary sewer system. AGREED toenterlntoan agreement for utility billing services for one year. AUTHORIZED the supplemental appropriation of funds of the City for the current expenses during the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 1976. Ward 3 Councilman Ted Scheffler, in bis report of Council's Finance and Property Committee, showed t h a t the supplemental appropriations would be used for Civic Center Improvement Fund $2,029 for new equipment purchase of risers for the Civic Center; Permissive Motor Vehicle License Tax Fund $50,000 for engineeringservlces for the Portage Street Widening Project; Storm Sewer Improvement Levy Fund $94, 050 with $19,000 of that for cleaning of Chatham Ditch, $57,050 transferred to the 1976 Curb & Gutter Construction fund for storm sewers and $18,000 to the Capital Improvement Fund for reimbursement of storm sewer costs of t he NW Sanitary.; Storm Sewer Project Engineering fees; and Sewer Revenue Fund $215,000 for Engineering fees for Phase II of the I 4 I (Infiltration and Inflow) Study. OKAYED an ordinance providing for the issuance of $180,000 of notes in anticipation of the levy and collection of special assessments and In anticipation of the issuance of bonds to pay the property owners' portion of the cost of constructing sidewalks, curbs and gutters on 7thS tree t NE and certain oth er streets. AGREED to provide for the fiance off!i5;oo6^ notes in anticipation of the Issuance of bonds to pay costs of improvements to the municipal sanitary sewerage system, including construction and reconstruction of sanitary sewers. The $215,000 will be used to pay for the Engineering study. Seventy-five per cent of this figure wiU be paid back to the city by the Federal Government. AUTHORIZED the Mayor to enter into a contract for the .construction of certain curbs and gutters on 6th St. NW, 7thSt.NEandHHlcrest SW. ACCEPTED a recorded play of Dogwood View Allotment and one of Homestead Acres. AGREED upon wages and salaries for the Recreation Director and the Municipal Swimming Pool employees of the City for the 1976 season. The Recreation Director's fees will be raised from $2,650 to$2,800;Pool Manager will receive $2,500 . Assistant P o o 1 Manager will earn $1,800 and Class A guard will be paid $850 for the season. Anewposi- (Continued to page 2) Sen.Johnson Reports From The Capital The Legislature is recessed until June 9, when we will return toColumbus for a three day "clean up session." As I reported last week, many major items received final consideration before the recess. Two of those were House Bill 263,deaUngwlth Ohio's retirement system, and Senate Bill 96, which bans smoking in public places. RETIREMENT LEGISLATION GOES TO GOVERNOR The omnibus retirement bill which has been sent to the Governor provides for changes in the retirement systems for Olio's public employees. Thebill will allow retirement at any age with 30 years service at ftillbeneflt formula (2% X 30 years X final average salary). Also required is an increase in contribution ceiling of not more than 14% for employers and not more than 10% for employees. This measure calls for a minimum disability benefit of not less than 30% of final average salary and allows the retirement boards to contrad for health care coverage for a rettrant's spouse and dependent children. Also covered was purchase of retirement credit as well as reduction in the number of days a retirant may be employed from 100 to 70 without forfeiting any benefit while re-employed. Retirement systems must also pay the premium for Part B of medicare. This bill brings an increase in the cost of living benefits for retired members fron 1 1/2 to 2%. It Is our hope that H.B.268 will assure the best possible retirement benefits for Ohio's public employees and retired public servants and at the same time assure a proper fiscal condition of the systems. NO SMOKING BILL APPROVED Legislation prohibiting smoking in public places was before the Governor for his approval. The bill also requires every place of public assembly to have a no smoking area. The State Fire Marshal is to be responsible for designated no smoking (Continued to page 2) PROJECT UNDERWAY. Chuck Spencer (far left) and Barb Blohm (center left), representing the Junior High School Band Committee, presented a check for $200 to Mrs. Dorothy Define (center right) —-'•■»»-•» Gillman (far right), co-chairmen of the North Campus Piano Friday, May 7, following the Piano Fund Committee meeting, officially* begins May 17, and the welcomed donation represents the band students' enthusiasm for this project. ' and Ray Fund on The Drive
|Title||The Sun, 1976-05-12|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|