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November 21, 1973

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q 9 - Number 8 OHIO COUNTY'S NEWEST AND LARGEST NEWSPAPER THE OHIO COUNTY Your Picture Newspaper THE OHIO COUNTY TIMES IS THE ONLY NEWSPAPER COMPLETELY OWNED, EDITED AND PUBLISHED IN OHIO COUNTY ,i Hartford and Beaver Dam, Kentucky, Wednesday, November 21, 1973 18 Pages - 10 Cents i iJ o Rape Case Tops ............ " " ......... ........ .... Criminal Docket )er sticker was spotted Tuesday morning in downtown Hartford. The suggestion might not solve the current gas shortage SUre would be a boost for the nation's bean growers. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: By Inflatton 00ltcident ! i!i been the dollar and cents purchasing power, k.,2t, gg t4t,-f-'tt]c'ef/ i!ii f inflation on the average Ohio in the last few years? money does it need with seven years ago, even in purchasing power in times of rapidly-rising living whose incomes have in- by 40 percent or more have Those whose ear- gone up no more than 35 however, have not been able up with the higher costs, a shows. and taxes have been so deeply into paychecks that, area and everywhere else more money is buying are the findings, drawn from sis covering the United as a whole, made by the Tax of the extent to which incomes and higher each other. figures indicate that Ohio families that had incomes of 'in 1966 and are now earning 35 more. Approximately $9A50, fallen some $310 behind in Their income taxes and payroll taxes combined have gone up by about $560 and their living costs by $2,200 for a total of $2,760, whereas their earnings went up only $2,450. 'Applying the Tax Foundation's figures to the married man in the local area whose wages in 1966 were $5,ooo, he is $140 worse off than he Was then, despite the fact that his income is now $6,750. His $1,750 gain in ear- nings has been swallowed up by tax increases of $288 and by higher living expenses generally, placed at $1,602. Local families that were at the $10,000 level seven years ago and are now making $13,500 by virtue of salary increases since then, have lost considerably in the process. Their personal taxes went up $950 and their loss due to inflation, $3,016, or $3,966 in all. They fell $466 behind as a result. The report states that "the loss in purchasing power increas6s as higher salaries give both inflation and progressive income tax rates more dollars to chew on." :::: :i:i .: A mock school bus accident was the focal point last Thursday of an emergency disaster drill at Wayland Alexander School. Taking part in the drill were students from the school, members of the Ohio County Rescue Squad, a doctor, and Ohio County Hospital employes. The training program was carried out under a directive set out by the Joint Hospital Commission on Ac- creditation which requires two such drills annually. The "patients" were treated for injuries ranging from dismembered arms to sprained ankles. Two youngsters "died" in the simulated disaster. The injured youngsters were initially treated by members of the rescue squad and then transferred to the hospital where a medical team waited to administer additional care. The drill received the praise of Livingston Campbell, director of the Civil Defense office in Hopkinsville. The case against William Daughterty, charged with the 1971 rape of his 17-month-old stepchild, is again scheduled for criminal court action during the December term of Ohio County Circuit Court. Daugherty was first charged in January, 1972 and brought to trial in September of that same year. The jury deliberated for seven hours and 20 minutes before reporting out "hopelessly deadlocked." The case was re-scheduled during terms since the September, 1972 session but was never tried. The last time it appeared on the docket, September, 1973, plans were made to call in 50 prospective jurors from Muhlenberg County in a move designed to seat a jury not prejudiced by publicity surrounding the case. Also set for the December term is the murder charge against Wendell Baize. Pre-trial conferences are set for Monday, December 3. They include: Lewis Bellamy, grand larceny; Richard L. Embry, failure to comply; Glenn Johnson and Junior Ambrose, dwelling house breaking and grand larceny; Margie Taylor, murder; Wendell Baize, murder; Elbert Oglesby, failure to stop and render aid. James Hillard and H.C. Deweese, grand larceny and dwelling house breaking; Elmer Lee Blair, assault and battery; Sherman Basham, dwelling house breaking; Bobby Embry, knowingly receiving stolen property; Alta Milam and Velma Allen, assault and battery; William T. Givens, shooting without wounding; Dale Turner, receiving stolen property, and James Roberts, deserting pregnant wife and child desertion. The Daugherty case is set for December 4, with the Baize case scheduled to follow on December 5. The case against Paul Abbot, charged with maliciously burning a building and storehouse breaking, is scheduled for December 6. Cases set for December 7 includei Arthur Oiler, failure to comply; Carl Hines, unlawfully damaging property, and Vernon Lee Wilson, grand larceny. Thieves Motivate d By Bologna Hunger? More than $1,000 in merchandise and equipment was taken last Fi'iday night or Saturday morning from Taylor's Superette at Rosine. Allen's Grocery at Renfrow was entered a few days earlier and Ohio County law enforcement officials believe the same person or persons are responsible for the break-ins. This conclusion was based on the fact that jars of pickled bologna were taken from both stores. A spokesman for the sheriff's Continued on page 18 ,oney Allocations Top Business Tu es day Fis ca 1 C o u rt Me eti ng Fiscal Court used most morning meeting in ng several thousand dollars. County's seven magistrates, the end of their four-year agreed to advertise for bids for trucks for the county road Bids will be opened at 4 meeting of court. Vehicles will cost an estimated each. court also approved an ad- S5,000 to the Ohio County to be used in the new care project. This amount is above the money previously to the medical hub. ,ment of $1,000 to the Ohio Airport Board also was aly The money was included in the 1972-73 budget but had not been turned over. All of the above-mentioned ex- penditures will come out of revenue sharing money. Drainage problems in Beaver Dam and McHenry were discussed but action was delayed to the next regular meeting. Also discussed was the claim by the state auditor's office that former sheriff Dale Barflett owes $3.541.98. dating back to BartleWs four years in office. 1966-69. The former law official contends he does not owe the amount. The magistrates requested that a state auditor be on hand at the December 4 meeting when the matter again will be discussed. Excellent Certificates Ilartford and Beaver Dam were awarded certificates of excellence last week during judging in the Op- portunity for Progress program spon- sored by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. This was the second straight year the towns have been so honored. Hartford missed by only two points in getting an invitation to Lexington to compete for All-Kentucky cities honors. The new Beaver Dam Baptist Church is one of the most striking buildings in Ohio County during the daylight hours and strikes an even more beautiful pose at night. The church, with the Rev. Glenn Armstrong serving as pastor, will hold dedication services Sunday.