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August 28, 1975

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OHIO COUNTY'S NEWEST AND LARGEST NEWSPAPER THE OHIO COUNTY Your Picture Newspaper THE OHIO COUNTY TIMES IS THE ONLY NEWSPAPER COMPLETELY CWNED, EDITED AND PUBLISHED IN OHIO COUNTY Number 46 Hartford and Beaver Dam, Kentucky, Thursday, August 28, 1975 irst Grade: 20 Pages -- 10 Cents i iiii00iiiii000000!0000i00!00i000000i0000000000i0000000000i000000i000000i00i00i00!00i00i00i00i00i00i00i00i00i000000i000000iiiiii00i!00i00iii00iiii00iiiiiiii000000i00i!00iiiii!i00i!iiiiiiiiiiiii00iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii00i!iiiiiii00iiiii00iii00ii00ii00iiiiii!00iiiii!Uiiiii!00i00iiiiiiiii00iiiii00ii00iiiii00iiiiiiii00i!iii!00!00!00!00!00!00i00!00i00i00!00!ii00i00iii00ii!iiiii00iiiiiiiii00i0000iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiii00!!00i!iii!i00i00!!i00iiiii00iiii!!00iii0000i00iiiiiiiiii Almost, But Not Quite Like It Used To Be Todd Puckett going to like it but I until recess." Rebecca Beard "I'm fine, thank you, but you don't look very happy." t Graders t Tina Walsh "Be right with you, buster. This coloring is more important." Kenneth Johnson, "Please don't mess with me now, I'm thinking." Kimberly Alvey "This time last week I was a free woman." Tony Blevins "Mom said there would be days like this." Out Of County Students 00411owed n In Past McBride Editor cake. Color it a duck. Color the duck way it all started for the first grade it was a day of and wonderment. Past the school age and Start of a budding a day of nostalgic first day of school, removed from that first ago. Some of the elements the overall at- different. for the most part, '.ease, more confident, for the task aster of change and has done a masterful the attitudes of our !les of technology, have been a driving the personalities of communications a massive roll in new breed of young detrimental is reflected in the sure-footed approach of many first graders. Although not yet exposed to ad- vanced teaching methods, our young people today have minds more at- tuned to the advancements. While their young worlds still revolve around the attractiveness of toy trucks and stuffed dolls, they live in a time of limitless exposure to the complex problems of the world. To a six-year-old boy in 1941, war was a distant event that touched home only when it touched a close relative. Today, a six-year-old, through the power of television, can follow the day-by-day steps of international conflict. During a visit to Wayland Alexander School Tuesday morning, this writer noticed the absence of discontentment and crying . . . two factors which in the past have beset the first day of school. Instead, the tots seemed to accept the looming grind of reading, writing and arithmetic with a passive in- difference. With the help of understanding teachers, the little people quickly melted into a new lifestyle . . . a lifestyle that will lead them into many different directions. The only tear this reporter saw was the one on the back of his hand as he left the world of the young with memories reserved only for the world of the older. Set For Gala Days Fest for the gala Hart- iday and running night, the business by the Hartford Association Jaycees, will feature and old. activities listed on the two from participating mer- will give away a size mattre and box springs set valued at $229.95 and a "Gone With the Wind" lamp valued at $89.95. Porter-Leach Hardware will give a Frigidaire undercounter dishwasher and Elaine's will give two $10 gift certificates. Schultz Men and Boy's Wear will give two $25 gift certificates, and Citizens Bank will give $10 in Bicentennial half dollars. Spinks' Pharmacy will give a Polaroidi camera and diamond (Continued on page 20) Carl Allen looks a little over-sized and over-aged to be in the first grade at Wayland Alexander School but school officials temporarily let him get by with it. Actually, Carl was only getting his young son, right, enrolled for the new year. Ohio County Ahead In Buying Power According to a new survey of business activity in communities across the country, Ohio County turned in a better performance than most of them in the past year. The local trading area displayed greater economic strength, reflecting a rising level of income and a freer spending attitude on the part of consumers. The facts and figures bearing this out are contained in the new "Survey of Buying Power," released by Sales Management, the marketing publication. It presents comparable data on income and spending for all parts of the country. Ohio County's market strength reflects the greater purchasing potential of its population. Because local people were earning more they were able to spend more, although not all of them did so. Their net disposable income in the year, after payment of personal taxes, came to $72,025,000. Just what this represented, in terms of the individual family, is indicated by the median income locally, which amounted to $7,789 per household. Half the families earned more than this and half earned less. With that much money available to them for discretionary spending, many local families, who had been holding themselves under a spending restraint, waiting for prices to come down, returned to the marketplace to replenish their needs. Others, less fortunate, who have been having a hard time making both ends meet, continued to keep a tight rein on their spending. In general, however, it was a better year for retail stores in Ohio County than for those in many areas of the country. Local retail establishments were able to report gross sales of $34,368,000. Each community is given a rating, based upon the amount of retail business actually done as compared (Continued on page 20) Education Rights The Ohio County Board of Education still is not sure if the school system will receive state money for 13 Daviess County students now being educated in Ohio County schools. At last Wednesday's board meeting, W.M. Martin, the system's finance officer, said the Daviess County superintendent offered to ask his board for a contract covering the senior students but expressed doubt about the others. The state will not finance students crossing county lines unless the board of the county from which the students come signs a contract. The Ohio County board earlier agreed to allow the Daviess County students in the 10th, 11th,  and 12th grades to complete their educations in Ohio County. No other Daviess County students will be allowed to attend school in Ohio County unless financial arrangements are made. In other board business, resignations were accepted from Sara Medley, Ruby Mathis, Jean Kamuf, Richard Terheide, Mary Ann Harl, Terry Ashley, Mary Ross, Alicia Wallace, Noble Midkiff, and Mary Jo Hardison. New teachers elected included Bruce Midkiff, Wendell Freer, Mary Ann Freer, Mary Adair Levens, Ann Hill, Kittye L. Vice, Eloise Wyman Hayden, and Carolyn R. Coberly. Gary L. White, Barbara Blood- (Continued on page 20) Bad Day On Road For Driver Earnest Whitely might wish he had stayed in bed Monday. The Ohio County school bus driver was involved in two accidents Mon- day . . . a day that kept the Ohio County Sheriff's Department busy on the highways and byways. According to Sheriff Gene Gaither the first bus accident occurred in front of Woosley's General Store in Rosine. Gaither said a tie rod on the vehicle operated by Whitely broke, causing it to go out of control and strike a car driven by Arvin L. Duncan of Horse (Continued on pege 20) Conrad Schultz braves the altitude to help place bunting over Main Stre.t m Hartford in preparation for Hartford Days Friday and Saturday.