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.Lib °<V£AS<>- *<*78 *° 432U Vol. 54-No. 51 l North Canton, Ohio, Wednesday, October 19, 1977 Completely Local News One Section ,6 Pages p-f^ ^^ OPTIMIST CLUB OFFICERS. New officers for the North Canton Optimist Club weii' installed Tuesday evening, Oct. 11 at their banquet at the Pines Restaurant. District Lt. Gov. Bill Bryant of Cuyahoga Falls conducted the installation ceremony. Pictured are (I. to r.) Pete Broz- zetti, secretary; Paul Raebel, first vice president; Charles Messerly, president; Don Reynolds, second vice president and Walt Dorn and Doc Ehlers, board members. Missing from the picture are Clyde Boerngen, treasurer and Charles Lytton, board member. Little Art Gallery Features Works By Wadsworth Man An exhibit of paintings, pottery and weaving by Wadsworth artist Jim Weckbacher will open witn a- reception Sunday, Oct, 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Little Art Gallery of the North Canton Library. The public is invited to meet the artist and view his works. The paintings in the exhibit range from phot-realistic to the abstract use of optical color schemes. Trie ceramic work includes a number of tfandbuilt pots, planters, decorative wall mirrors, and wall hangings which incorporate weaving. Mr. Weckbacher graduated from Kent, in 1970 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in graphic design. He is presently studying at Kent for his Masters Degree in painting. For the past ten years, he has been" teaching art fit'Ihe public schools, and, is currently teaching at Central Middle School in Wadsworth. Jim Weckbacher's work has been shown in a number of unjudged local shows during the pastseveral years. This oxhibitishisfirstone- man show in the Canton area. The display may be seen during regular library hours through November 30. All Bicycles To Be Licensed The City of North Canton has an ordinance requiring that all bicycles, twenty- inch wheels and larger, be licensed each year if the- owner lives within the City iiimits. The fee is twentv- 'five cents and the license is valid from April 1st to April 1st. To register your bike, you must go to the Police Department and complete the registration form and pay the required fee. This registration form is filed in the Police Department and in case of loss or theft can aid in indentification. Handicapped Children To Get Proceeds Stark County area handicapped children's charities will receive proceeds from a haunted house project sponsored by Nazir Grotto. Scheduled for Oct. 21- 31 at 937 Walnut Ave. NE, Canton, the haunted house |s, to be open from.7 Pain, to midnight Oct. 21, 22, 28-and 29 (Friday and Saturdays) and from 7 p.m. to 10 on weeknights. In the past, flinds from the project have been used to purchase four vans for the local children's cerebral palsy unit. They also have provided clothing and gym equipment for the Catholic charity for handicapped children in Carrollton called St. John's Villa and playground equipment for Stark County retarded training classes. Bar Association Plans Memorial Meeting Oct. 21 The annual Memorial Meeting of Stark County Bar Association will be held Friday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m. in Court Room #203, Stark County Court House, Canton. • Emil N. Albu, Chairman of the Memorial Committee, is in charge of arrangements. '■ The memory of the following attorneys will be honored: William E. Ham- aker, Sr., Edward V. Kintz, and Hon, Novak N. Marku. NC Heritage Society Topic Of NC Rotary The North Canton Heritage Society will be the subject of talk by Mrs. Paul (Ruth) Basner at the Thursday, Oct. 20 meeting of the North Canton Rotary Club. Members and guests will meet at Community Christian Church for the 6:30 p.m. dinner meeting. Mrs. Basner is a native of North Canton and author of "The North Canton Heritage 1805-1940." She is founder of the NorthCanton Heritage Society and in 1976 was recognized as one of North Canton's four outstanding citizens. Bill Hagenlocher will give the-invocatiort'ThtrrSfs' day. Jack Lothame r is pro?- gram chairman for October and Cel Aman is song leader. Rotarians whowish to entertain a foreignstudentattending Walsh College, in their home for Thanksgiving or Christmas should contact Maurice Oatley, 499-1200. North Canton Rotarians should note that the meeting of Oct. 27 has been changed to Oct. 26 for the joint meeting with Louisville at Louisville. Time is 6:30 p.m. at Paradise United Methodist Church of Christ, 619 E. Main St., Louisville. A reminder that secretaries nite is Nov. 3. Planners To Meet Nov* 7 The North Canton Planning Commission will meet Monday, Nov. 7 at 7:30p.m. in Council Chambers to hear a request for the final plat, approval for the proposed Tophaven Estates Allotment. The property is owned by Captain B. Alltop and is located on Applegrove Rd. NW. EMPLOYEES HONORED. Three North Canton city employees were honored as Outstanding'Employees at tfhe sixth annual North Canton Mayor's Prayer Breakfast last Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Horn of Plenty. City residents made the nominations and selections were made by North Canton Rotary. Pictured arc (I. to v.) Dr. J. Larry Shafer of .the North Canton Rotary Club, presenter; Kenneth George. Parks Department maintenance and sendee, winner in the service division; Mayor Charles B. Strausser; Police Sgt. James 'Hed" Willaman, recipient of the safety award; and Mlrs.-Alice "Pat" Pleasant, Police Department secretary, winner of the office workers award. Each outstanding employee was presented a plaque, mayoral citation and U.S. Savings Bond. .Rev. John L. Adams, senior pastor at Zion United Church of Christ, was speaker. NC Community Halloween Party Is Set On Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 7-9 p.m. the North Canton Jaycees and the North Canton Community Building YMCA will be sponsoring a joint community Halloween Party at. the North Canton YMCA. The party is open to the entire family. Activities will include a pumpkin toss, pinthetailon the black cat. balioonshave, sponge throw, Jack-O-La- ntern blow out. Dunking for apples and lots more. A spook house will also be open for those daring enough to enter. Rumor has it that the Great Pumpkin will also be there, and will conduct a costume contest for individuals in kindergarten and under; 1st & 2nd graders; 3rd & 4th graders; and 5th Si 6th graders. Special awards will be given to the winners. There Is no cost for this event so bring the entire family dressed in Halloween costumes of course! For more information call Dave Storms, Youth Director, at 499-2587, the North Canton Jaycee Office at 494-4232 or Jaycee Chairman Kim Eby at 478- 0386. Deadline Nears For Academy Application Congressman Ralph Re~ gula announced the dead^ line for receiving service academy applications is Dec. 1 for classes entering in the summer of 19781 The academies have asked*; "for earty' "cbMgressiofial' - nominations so fairevalua-' tions can be made. Academies accepting competitive nominations are: UyS. Air Force Academy, UJS. Military Academy, VS. Merchant Marine Academy, US. Naval Academy. Appointments to the VS. Coast Guard Academy are tendered solely on the basis of an annual nationwide competition. There are no congressional appointments, state quotas or special categories. The academies consider character, scholarship, leadership, physical aptitude, medical fitness and motivation in evaluating nominees. Applicants (men and women) must be at least 17 and not have passed their 22nd birthday on July 1, .1978. They must be UJS. citizens and never have been married. Congressman Regula said all applicants who have not returned their potential candidate questionnaires to his office should do so no later than Dec. 1. Anyone interested in applying for a nomination, who has not already done so, shouldwrite to him by that date. Okay Teachers Pay Increase If the North Canton Board qf Education approves a $500 pay increase accepted by the North Canton education Association (NC EA) Friday, Oct. 14, starting pay for teachers in the North Canton School District will jump from $8,775 to $9,275. Teachers voted 115-18 to accep the board's one-year contract offer. The pay raises, retroactive to Aug. 29, will be in effect for this year only. Negotiations on next year's pay rates will begin in early 1978. According to ChiefNCEA negotiator Herman McHan, the tentative agreement was reached during a closed negotiating session with the board's representative and NECA negotiating team. The negotiators began meeUng early last year. The settlement covers wages only. Fringe benefits are negotiated separately. NC School Board Okays Contract With Nonteachers Friday Is Deadline To Enter NC Pumpkin Carving Contest No. Charlie Brown, there is no Great Pumpkin, but North Canton toas the next best thing, a pumpkin carving contest. The North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring this Pumpkin Carving Contest, replacing the Halloween Poster Painting Contest. The contest will, hopefully, become an annual event. Hollowing an executive session Tuesday evening, Oct. 11, the North Canton Board of Education approved a new two-year contract for the system's nonteaehing certified employees. The rules for the contest are: You must live in the North Canton School District. Constants may carve, paint, or decorate pumpkin, or use any combination of the above. Pumpkin does not have to be hollowed out to be entered. No limit to the pumpkin size or weight. (Artist acrylic paint is recommended for best paint adhesion to the pumpkin) arid a finish coat of varnish may be added to preserve your work. Added decorations should be permanently adheared to thepumpkin, not mare than 4 inches from the top or sides. Nothing should be attached to the bottom of thepumpkin. All work must be your own. If you are carving, painting or decorating with a partner, you must both be in the same age group and fUl out only one entry form. Groups are: Group A, grades 4, 5, 6; Group B, grades 7, 8, 9 and Group C, grades 10,11, 12. All finished pumpkin entries are to be brought to Dogwood Park Shelter on Thursday, Oct. 27 between noon and 5 p.m. Your name and entry humber will be placed on the pumpkin at th"itlme.v •'■•-■•■ -->.,> Pumpkins, will be displayed on moving vehicles which will follow the 'Beat Louisville' Parade and Bon Fire the evening of Oct. 27. After the Rally, the pumpkins will be displayed at Dogwood Park where the winners willbeselectedand prizes awarded. Decision of the judges will be final. Contestants may remove their pumpkins at the end of the Chamber events that night. Winning contestants will be published in the newspapers and the winning pumpkins will be displayed, through Halloween, in the North Canton Chamber of Commer.ce window. Parent or guardian must sign the permission slip which is to be taken to the Chamber Office along with the entry fee. You will then be given your entry number. Sign up times are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 24. The chamber has entry blanks. Wm. H. Hoover Lodge To Honor Past Masters At a meeting in the Canton Masonic Temple on Oct. 25, at 7 p.m., the ten Past Masters of Wm. H. Hoover Lodge will be given special recognition and will confer the M.M.' Degree on one candidate. Wm. H. Hoover Lodge was chartered in Oct. 1966 by the Grand Lodge of Ohio and has met regularly in the Masonic Temple in Canton. Since July 1972 when its quarters in North Canton were destroyed by fire. Ruius Hofelt, the current Worshipful Master, invites and urges all Master Masons in the area to join with Lodge members on this special occasion. Zoning Board Meets Oct. 25 The North Canton Zoning Board of Appeals will meet Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers to consider the request for variance from yard restrictions for property located at 219 Fairview SE by Rolla B. Lynch. NC .Jaycees Sponsor First Bowling Meet On Saturday, Oct. 1, the North Canton Jaycees sponsored the first Stark County Bowling Invitational with retarded citizens from Stark and four surrounding counties Invited to participate. One - hundred - fifty bowlers took part in the tournament, and thirtn North Canton Jaycees and North Canton Jaycee Wives also participated. The Stark County Board of Mental Retardation helped coordinate the eventwh- ich was held at Lincoln Way Lanes. Four first place winners and four second place winners were presented trophies. The winners were: Winners include: Cheryl Poulain first place and Gary McCollister, second, in the 17 and under age group; Loretta Mowen, first and Karen Dobs en, second, ages 18-21; Shelly Adelman,first ana: Debby tleldfmah, second, 22-29 age group; and Karen Fischer, first and Paul Helsel, second, ages 30 and over. The committee for the jaycees consisted of Richard D. Dodez, chairman; Tim Mosher, Bob Hardy, Andy Karl and Rich LaRocco. Sewer Project Goes To Crano Stark County Commissioners have awarded a contract to Crano Construction of Akron for the construction of sanitary sewer project 424. The project runs along 12 th St. NW, Perry Rd. and goes into the Inverness area near Brookside Country Club, into theDun- keith Hills area and up to the Hills and Dales Rd. Crano submitted a low bid of $1,181,515.00 Provided during the first year of the contract wiU be salary adjustments to eliminate two-years from the length of time a new employee must serve before reaching topsenior- ity in a given job classification. The effective date of the new contract is July 1 of this year and employees with less than two years of experience prior to the effective date will make the same salary as employees with two years of experience. Another part of the first year agreement is that employees who have reached top seniority levels in their job classifications will receive an additional salary increment, ranging from $115 for cooks to $355 for bus drivers. In the second year of the contract, which begins July 1, 1978, all employees will receive the equivalent of 20f raises per hour, except certain secretary classifications which will receive increases of 24? to 30? per hour. In other action, the Board: ACCEPTED resignations of Hendricus DeRee, elementary girl's basketball coach at Greentown Elementary; Thomas Brockett, debate coach at Hoover High; and Hope Marquardt, drama director at Hoover High. EMPLOYED Mrs. Nellie Wood, English teacher at Hoover High; Miss Ellen Werstler, elementary girls* basketball coach at Greentown Elementary; Thomas Brockett as technical director at Hoover Hall of the Performing Arts and drama director at Hoover HighjScott Cook, boy's 7th grade basketball coach; and Paul Keller, debate coach at Hoover High. GRANTED a request by Mrs. Olga P. Chick, teacher of business office education, accounting and computing at Hoover HighSchool, to attend the Fifth Annual Society for Wang Applications and Program Symposium. AUTHORIZED payment for 20 days extended service and the stipened for department chairman in the district to Mrs. Donna Or- phanides, who has been assigned to the position of Director-Coordinator, Career Education. EMPLOYED Mrs. Gail Obermiller and Mrs.Nancy Williams as two-hour cook. OKAYED payment for additional time for bus dri vers for providing transportation for kindergarten at noon, shuttle service between Hoover High School North and South Campuses, and transportation for handicapped pupils attending classes out of the district. APPROVED Ronald Mason as a substitute bus driver. APPROVED nine adult education classes having sufficient enrollment to merit being offered during the first semester. They include typing I, beginning; auto body repair, basic; auto mechanics, basic; auto mechanics, , ignition and carburetion; flower arran- . ging; upholstery and refin- ishing; cake decorating, basic; bobby woodworking; and small engine maintenance repair. OKAYED transportation of a disabled pupil to Akron for specialized instruction. APPROVED "Plan IV" contracts which provide payment to parents at a rate determined by the State Department of Education, for transporting pupils to non-public schools incases in which regular schoolbus transportation is not practical. HEARD A brief report by Architect Kenneth Dan- siz&n AUTHORIZED the Clerk to prepare specification and to advertise for bids for a three-year insurance policy covering buildings and vehicles. SET thenextschoolboard meeting for Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. in Hoover High North Campus. All Day Party At Local Y On Oct. 21 School's out on Oct. 21, Mom, and the North Canton YMCA will be sponsoring and All Day Party from 9-4 p.m. at the North Canton Community Building Ym- CA. Participants will roller skate, swim, participate in some Halloween relay races, dunk for apples, and see and Abbott & Costello movie about Dr.Jeckylland Mr. Hyde. The party is for lst-6th graders and enrollment is limited to 100. Register early! For more information on fees and other details contact Dave Storms, Youth Director at the "Y", 499-2587 RETIREES HONORED. Throe North Canton employees who recently retired were honored Tuesday evening, Oct. 11 at the North Canton Elk's. They are (1. to r.) John McCallan, Kenneth George and Omar Givier. Mr. McCallan of 604 Schneider SE; was employed by the Street Department as an equipment operator for 8*1; years. Prior to coming to North Canton he was employed by Paul Sdheetz of Lake Cabllo. He and his wife have two children. Mr. McCallan is a member of Canton Baptist Temple and enjoys co'lecting old coins and tractors. His ret'iroment plans are to return to the rural life. Mr. George of 629 Summit St., worked for the Park Department in Park Maintenance for 14'.'> years. He was Tax Deputy for Stark County Auditor before coming to North Canlon. He is a member of Zioir United Church of Christ, is an active Mason, member of Fidelity Lodge, Tadmore Shrine, Order of fhe Canton Court of Amaranth and Canton Chapter of Order of. Eastern Star. His retirement plans include traveling with his wife. Mr. Givier of 158 10th St. NE, worked for the Street Department as an equipment operator for 201/;. years. Prior to coming to North Canton he was employed by John Mcintosh. He is a 32nd degree Mason belonging to Lathorp Lodge, and is a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. He and his wife have four children. His retirement plans include traveling with his wife.
|Title||The Sun, 1977-10-19|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
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