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LOCAL CHURCH COLUMN (Page 4) HOOVER MATMEN WIN 6TH STRA<CHT TITLE (Page 8) ''COMMUNITY CALENDAR'' (Page 7) Vol.63- No. 18 Serving North Canton for 63 years North Canton, Ohio, Wednesday, February 20, 1985 OneSectfpn 12 Pages Twenty Cents Area school system's speciaMteeds revealed in state survey by Doug Chovmn Representative David Johnson (R-North Canton), has announced the results of a survey covering northern Stark County school systems including North Canton. The survey questioned local school superintendents along with North Canton Superintendent Dr. James Brandau regarding the special needs andprob- lems ofareaschoblsaswell as education issues currently pending before Ohio's General Assembly. According to Johnson, the all - day/every - day kindergarten issue has drawn opposition from almost every superintendent including Brandau - increased expenses and the' lack of space being the major reasons. "I'm not at all convinced that all - day/every-day classes for five year olds would be in the interest of those children," Brandau said in a recent interview. "I suspect this is another political decision which has been disguised as an educational decision." . Currently, five year old children of city residents are attending half - day sessions, five days a week at each of the four elementary schools. Brandau said he believes that Ohio's politicians have not taken enough time to study the all - day kindergarten proposal. "We know that we now have children inkindergar- ten for a half - day who require special attention and activities tailored to their individual problems," Brandau explained. "Sometimes those problems are lack of maturity and other factors that lead . to learning problems." Results help legislators establish local priorities DR. JAMES BRANDAU Brandau said some five year olds will not benefit from all - day sessions. And why has this issue been proposed? '1 suppose it's part of a 'get tough' stance taken by some politicians," Branday answered with a hope that those politicians involved are tyring to generate a sincere effort to enhance education. '1 hope they really believe they are enhancing education, however, I don't think they are. Iwouldhope they are not doing it for purely political motives," he said. The state's funding estimate for the all - day/ every-day program totalled' slightly more than $300 million for the biennium. "The needs of education in Ohio today indicate that,/ a very careful look should be taken before adding something that will cost $300 million when the state of Ohio is not adequately funding the educationalpro- gram which is already in existence," Brandau stressed. Local kindergarten teachers have expressed dissatisfaction with the is sue and believe it is the ' wrong way to go, he said. "As far as I know, the , kindergarten teachers were % not consulted..I wasn't... the ^principals weren't." Adding a brighter side tion which would create a Professional Standards and Practices Board to take over the teacher certification process from the State Board of Education. Brandau also stands op- /be a very bad thing in the ' long run," he said. Also mentioned in the survey: Senate Bill 4, which would earmark an estimated $168 million in ex- ■ cess Ohio Lottery profits T ■ h he needs of education in Ohio today indicate that a very careful look should be taken before adding something that will cost $300 million when the state of Ohio is not adequately funding the educational program which is already in existence.' — Dr. James Brandau Superintendent, NC City Schools to the matter, Brandau said he strongly feels the issue will suffer defeat. Rep. Johnson said all superintendents were opposed to a proposal by the Ohio Education Associa- posed. "Certification must remain in the hands of the public through electedstate school board members because if it gets into the hands of educators, it might for education. The survey revealed overwhelming support for the Bill, however, Brandau is opposed. 'It's a pretty slippery issue," he said, adding if legislators put a dollar from the lottery into educational funds, they will probably take a dollar from the state sales tax. '•It's just a gimmick that they have usedtomakepeo- ple think moreisbeingdone for education than is being done," Brandau explained. He emphsizedsincestate legislators willundoubtedly pull from other educational funds the total money received will not change. "I do not see this as any insurance that education wi!lbenefit,"Bran- dau said. Johnson saidthesurvey's results gave a good indication of the legislative priorities of the local schools. ''We did, however, discover a number of specific • see • NEEDS Page 3 Sen. Oelslager strives for a close relationship with Republican party members by Doug Chovftn After his first week in Columbus representing the 29th Senate District, Senator Scott Oelslager presented an update on state legislative activity and his future goals to the Republican Club Monday night. "I am pleased to announce that all five of us who were sent before the Republican ScreeningCom- mittee for the 29th Dis trict have come out of it just fine and have come back in very good spirit with each other,"Oelslager told the club: members', thanking them for tHeirsiip- port. "I have talked to all the rest of the candidates and they are all going to be very helpful to me. I think that is tremendous and it says a lot about our party," Oelslager presented a-- number of goals as he finishes out the remainder of the Senate seat term. He recently replaced Tom, -Walsh, after ■Wais.h's res-' ignation earlier this month. First, heannouncedplans to work as closely with the Republican Party as possible in orderto ensure satisfactory support. "In another year, I'm going to need support from back here. I'm going to Action Committee will sponsor activity management seminar Have you too much to do and too little time? Do you feel constantly pressured? Is your life one long series of meetings? Are you bogged down in paperwork? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider attending "Activity Management: A No Nonsense Approach to Gaining Increased Control over Your Life." This three hour seminar, sponsored by the Women's Action Committee ofthe North Canton Chamber of Commerce, will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at Skyland Pines. Leading the seminar will be Martin P. Eisert, Senior Vice President for the Human Resources Division of the Erie Insurance Group, Erie Pa., Erie Insurance is the 21st largest auto insurer and the 47th largest property /casua Ity insurer out of 3,000suchcompanies in the nation. Eisert established Erie Insurance's Human Resources Division after serving in a number of positions in the company including assistant to the company's late founder and president. He has extensive experience in advising non-profit social service,* religious and educational institutions - MARTiN EISERT and organizations on the ef- • fective use of human resources and long range planning., . ■ He has completed considerable post-graduate work •in management, labor relations and long range planning, and was recently awarded a masters degree ■in management fromtheln- stitute for. Management' Competency in New York City. Eisert has written num- |erous articles and conducted seminars nationally on management and related subjects. His book, "Managing Your Human Resources: A 'Partnership Approach" was published by AMACOM, the publishing subsididary of American Management Associations, in August of 1982. Eisert also serves as an/ adjunct faculty member on human resources management at various colleges .and universities, and he is active in a number of local and national organizations and boards. The registration fee for the "Activity Management" seminar is $25 and this includes a continental breakfast, as well as lunch at the conclusion of the seminar. For' fnore 'information contact the Women's Action Committee of North Canton Chamber ofCommerce, 121 S. Main St. , need information from you, meeting dates, and for you to knockonsomedoors. I'm not going to be able to'do it alone," Oelslager told thegroup. Next, he emphasized the desire to establish continuous communication with the 29th District. "We will go to as many meetings as possible," he promised, pointing out that Stark County is easier to handle since the district 'involves just one county compared to other districts which might include four or five counties. He also wants to continue Walsh's "Walk and Talk" program, meaning he will attend community meetings and examine area neighborhoods first-hand. The second goal is economic development in Ohio in which the county's residents should fight hard for opportunities such as the proposed Saturn complex project which promises a- bout 20,000 jobs. "We've got a good geographic location here with a tremendous transportation system," Oelslager boasted. "Justthiric He touched on the state's educational excellence, pointing out that colleges exist within 50 miles of every major city jir Ohio"." "Just in this county alone we have Walsh, Malone, Stark Tech and even a branch of Kent State," he said. Oelslager will be serving on the following committees: Education and Retirement, Health and Human Resources, Energy, Natural Resources and Environment and Highways and Transportation. "This kind of gives me a broad spectrum that I will bo hearing testimony on and I'm kind of glad because Tom was onsome of the other committees and this gave us the chance to know those key individuals and now being on these -new-committees will give us an opportunity to know some new people that can help out down the road," he said. He discussed recent legislation passed as a result of the Senate's Republican maioritv. The first bill passed out the Senate was theBud- get Stabilization Bill. "Currently in Columbus there is a $571 millionsur- plus and if you add to that the $55 million or so the governor sent back to us, • see - OELSLAGER Page 3 Sen. Scott Oelslager discusses current events in Columbus. of it, we've got 1-77, 70, 71,75, state Route 30, you name it, we've got it and that's unusual for a state. This issomethingweshould brag about." 1984 net profit is Hoover's highest Lions present brailler to two area blind youths The North Canton Lions Club presented abraillerto two area blind youths, a 15 year old boy and his 11 year old sister. The brailler is the fourth placed in area homes by the North Canton Lions andwIM allow the youths to type in braille. The North Canton Lions will have Richard Klingen- hagen as their guestspeak- er at the February meet-; ing at Chicken Manor Restaurant. Klingenhagen is the Director of the Community Blood Program. This organiztion, which was founded ln April 1974, provides blood to Timken Mercy and Aultman and other area hospitals. The Hoover Company (OTC) recently reported a consolidated net' profit for . the year 1984 of$40,170,000 or $3.25 per share, the highest in Hoover history. Lower foreign currency values during the year in relation to the U.S. dollar adversely affected consolidated net profits by 19 cents .per share. For the year 1983, there was a consolidated net profit of $28,006,000 or $2.27 per" share. In the fourth quarter, 1984, there was a consolidated net profit of $8,608,000 or 70 cents per share. • • This compares to a consolidated net profit of- $6,998,000 or 56 cents per share for the final quarter of 1983. Consolidated sales for 1984 were $683,271,000. Last year consolidated sales were $666,847,000. Consolidated sales for the fourth quarter of 1984 were $160,108,000 versus , . $160,551,000 in the same quarter last year. Except for lower foreign exchange rates, consolidated sales increases of 9 percent for the year and 11 percent for the fourth .quarter 1984 would have been reported. Merle R. Rawson, chairman and president, said Uie added income that resulted from the 1983 purchase of the minority holdings in Hoover's overseas subsidiaries, contributed significantly to the 1984 record earnings. - In the United Kingdom, there was a dramatic improvement in earnings for the'yearjunitsales of vacuum cleaners also increased but, expressed in U.S. Dollars, total sales decreased from those re ported in 1983. In local currency, Australian sales and earnings were up more than 20 percent over a strong 1983. In the UnitedStates, Hoover had record sales and earnings as consumer buying led to a solid economic recovery, In each of these three major markets, as well as in France, Hoover increased its share of the floor care market. 'In 1985 we have already introduced in the United States a new canister cleaner line that electronically computes the cleaning power needed under varying conditions. Throughout the year, other technologically - advanced vacuum cleaner and washing machine models will be brought to markets around the world. In addition, most free world economies are expected to continue their expansions. These factors combined with the confidence that comes from the records achieved make us highly optimistic that Hoover sales and profits will continue to grow in 1985," Rawson said. From N. Canton NEWSBRIEFS Wrestling Raffle The North Canton Hoover High School Wrestling Booster Club will be sponsoring a Raffle/Dinner Benefit Feb. 27 at Skyland. Pines Rustic Lodge. , Proceeds from the din ner will go toward the pur chase of a new van for the wrestling team. For ticket information, contact Ted McClintock at 497-2502. Exams scheduled An examination for E- lectrical Contractors and Journeymen will be held Feb. 25 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Engineering Department of North Canton City Hall. All applicants are requested tobe on time. An examination for Plumbing Contractors and Journeymen will be held Feb. 27 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Engineering De partment, All applicants An examination for Mechanical Heating & Cooling Contractors will be held Feb. 28 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Engineering Department. All examinees are requested tobringyour "Manual J" for subject exam. Please be on time, Donors given pies Elliott joins Doctors Hospital R. Kirk Elliott, D.0.8281 Overwood Ave NW, has join ed the medical staff of Doctors Hospital, Inc. of Stark County. Elliott has set up practice in internal medicine and gastroenterology at Shakers town Square, Canton. Elliott received a bachelor's degree from Wichita State University in 1972. He completed his medical training at the Kansas City College of Osteopath- He then pursued a fel lowship in gastroenterology at Mt, sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. Elliott is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and Sigma Phi Honorary Society. He and his wife Donna, ic Medicine in 1979. Following a rotating internship at Doctors Hospital of Stark County, Elliott completed an internal medicine residency at Doctors Hospital, Columbus. have two children, Jennifer 16, and Matthew 12. R. KIRK ELLIOTT As a special thanks for donating blood the week of Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays, Aultman Hospital and TimkenMercyMed- ical Center will present to each successftil blood donor a certificate good for a free, 8" pie of his or her choice. The pies have been donated for the third conse: utive year by the Bakery Thrift Barn located at 2125 46th St. NW, Canton. ' For an appointment, pall the Community Blood Program office, 452-9851. Summer softball league meetings The Recreation Director of the City ofNorth Canton announces that organizational meetings for.allSum- mer softball leagues willbe held on March 5. AH meetings will be held inthe lower level ofNorth Canton City Hall. The schedule for the meetings is as follows: Men's Fumbleball - 6 p.m. Men's Softball- 6:30p.m; Women's Softball-7p.m. Coed Softball - 7:15 p.m. Further information on the leagues may be obtained by calling Scott Dickes, Recreation Director at 499-2052.
|Title||The Sun. (North Canton, Stark County, Ohio), 1985-02-20|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Description||Beginning June 28, 1995, published as The sun journal.|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|
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|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Description||Beginning June 28, 1995, published as The sun journal.|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton public Library|
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