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11 Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1975 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER County Set To Vote On Hiring Practices; ranging from typists and clerks to senior assistants in each department. More than 1800 workers in the Wei-, fare Department and Drake Hospital will continue to be covered by separate civil service rules. According to the plan prepared by County Administrator R. A.

An-deregg and Louis Doerman, chief manpower planner for the county, there 'will be a three-pronged ap- Clifton Man Guilty of 5th, 6th Assaults broach to eliminating discrimination in hiring patterns: Cary B. Self, administrative assistant to the commissioners, has been designated as the equal employment opportunity officer. He will mediate all grievances as well as make recommendations to elected officials concerning placement of minority workers. The commissioners pledged that through future promotions, women and blacks will be given an opportunity to increase their average earnings. Doerman's figures show that in some higher salary brackets, white males currently outnumber black males by more than 15-1 and white females outnumber black females by an even larger margin.

For the first time, the county 5 111 1 il fc.w -fee 1 Pickets Hamilton County Commissioners are expected to bow to federal pressure today by making an unprecedented commitment to hire more women and blacks in county offices. The resolution they will vote on required if the county wants to receive federal money for public service jobs-spells out in general terms how many women and minority employees must be promoted to higher-paying jobs. It also sets up the first formal grievance system in the history of local county government. In a county where most employees are hired through political patronage and elected department heads have total control over choosing new workers, the plan Is generally considered a milestone. About 2500 workers will be affected, Fund Bid By Center Questioned Two Health Units Raise Objections Two nearby community health centers have raised objections in the continuation of federal funding of the Cincinnati Health Department's Pilot City Health Center.

Mt. Auburn Health Center, 1947 Auburn and West End Health Center, 564 Armory raised questions before Hamco, the Health Planning Association of Hamilton County, which is reviewing Pilot' City's funding request. Hamco's board approved the funding request and forwarded it to its regional counterpart, CORVA, the Health Planning Association of the Central Ohio River Valley. PILOT CITY HAS the special federal grant to supplement health department services for residents of Over-the-Rhine, Mohawk, lower Clifton and parts of Mt. Auburn.

Pilot City Is asking the federal government simply to repeat the $750,000 grant of 1974. It will be matched with $1.9 million in other funds city, Model Cities, Hamilton County and patient fees. The West End and Mt. Auburn centers objected to a statement in the grant request that Pilot City plans to "expand the service area both north and south of the current area (to) Clifton, Fairview and center city." Eddie L. Sellers of the West End center and Gloria Gay, administrator of the Mt.

Auburn facility, said their operations apparently had not been taken into consideration in planning a Pilot City expansion. Donald J. Benson, director of Pilot City, told the Hamco board his center is not really expanding its service area but simply wants officially to be able to serve whoever walks in. Interim city health Commissioner Arnold Leff said Pilot City is the only health clinic in the city which officially Is limited to a certain geo Accused Of Misconduct GE's Bill Hickman Two Points Granted, GE Workers Return- A former University of Cincinnati student Tuesday was handed his fifth and sixth convictions in connection with assaults on women. Robert Blackstone Rankin, 24, 720 Julia Ann Clifton, was found guilty by a jury in the Common Pleas Court of Judge William Morrissey of aggravated burglary and felonious assault in connection with an attack on a Clifton nurse in April.

On October 31, Rankin was found guilty by another Jury of felonious assault, rape and two charges of rob- bery in connection with the attack of Tennessee mother and daughter staying at a Central Parkway motel on April 15. Sentencing was deferred by Judge Morrissey pending the outcome of additional charges against Rankin, involving similar attacks on Clifton women in July. Rankin pretended to be a police officer when he banged on her door last April, the nurse told the jury hearing the latest charges. By the time she realized he was not a policeman, it was too late because he had put one foot inside her Riddle Road apartment and burst through the door, Assistant Prosecutor William Whalen charged. "I kept screaming" and he "kept stabbing at me" with a fairly long knife, the" nurse said.

Her attacker fled after inflicting a cut on her abdomen. After Rankin's arrest in August, the nurse picked out his photograph from among 160-plus shown to her by police. Pro, Antiab'ortion Demonstrations Mark Court's Ruling Proabortion and antiabortion groups today are noting the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that voided most state abortion laws and legalized most abortions. Cincinnati Women's Services, 1433 E.

McMillan, the city's first abortion clinic, said it is "celebrating, along with many other local organizations, the second full year of safe, legal and accessible abortion for women." Since it opened in June, 1973, the clinic said, it has performed 3000 first-trimester abortions "and has had at least that many more requests for later abortions which have been counselled and referred elsewhere." RIGHT TO Life of Greater Cincin- nati, an antiabortion group, is. planning a "memorial march" from; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in front of the federal building downtown. The organization also says it will picket Cincinnati clinics and hospitals where it believes abortions are taking place.

Right to Life says it is asking churches and public facilities "to fly their flags at half mast and toll their bells at noon in memory of those little ones who never had the choice of life." Dr. and Mrs. J.C. Willke, who chair Right to Life, say they will lead a delegation of local people to Washington, D.C., to demonstrate and to visit their congressmen and ask their support for a constitutional, amendment to prohibit abortions. 'Pro Life' Sponsors Mass A "family community Mass" will be 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday at St. William Catholic Church, West Eighth and Sunset Price Hill, sponsored by the St. William Pro-Life group. COVINGTON'S City-County Building is picketed Monday after the Kentucky city's nonuniformed workers' union began a strike. Affected were about 125 workers in Covington's public works and water works departments, members of District Council 51, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

No talks were scheduled late Tuesday between the union and Covington officials. has publicly acknowledged that "good management dictates" employment based on "merit rather than non-job related factors" such as race, sex or age. One way to encourage stricter hiring standards, according to the commissioners ts fw improve the centralized job referral service Self now is in charge of. The plan before the commissioners does not specify how differences in pay between departments will be phased out. Statistics included in the plan Indicate that 45 of the county's work force is female compared to 38 In the overall civilian work force.

About 18 of courthouse employees are black, compared to 15 in Hamilton County's adult population. nv id 14 THE TWO concessions the union won, according to Ron Mason, international representative of the UAW: Representatives of both sides will meet-at 9 a.m; Thursday to discuss the grievances, the discharges of at least two employees and one other) and the loss of jobs through such things as trading and elimination of higher-rated (union-covered) Bill Hickman will be allowed to sit at the bargaining table, recognized union representative." "Our people," Mason said, "finally felt it was just necessary to And the strike made the company aware that we are fed up with seeing Jobs diminished, eliminated; we are 4 fed up with seeing contractual provi- i sions (covering the union and the company) ignored in such matters as seniority provisions." There are more than 12,000 employees at GE Evendale, and the company announced recently that about 850 of these would be laid off because of, 'among other things, "current economic conditions." Of the 12,000, about 3800 belong to the-UAW. About 7000 are salaried employees-nonunionand the remainder belong to other unions, such as the International Association of Machinists. After Monday night's strike, the UAW members were called to a membership meeting Tuesday afternoon at Emery Auditorium on Walnut Street. About 700.

showed up, on short notice. They voted to return to work, by a hand count. The margin was narrow. implementation of SSI "the largest civilian undertaking since the Medicare program," and he admitted some problems during the transition. Now, however, he said almost 99 of recipients are receiving the right' checks at the right time.

"Every month, things are getting1 better and better," he said, "and our' system problems are working out." Webb said Social Security is considering a new search program to try to locate the estimated 600,000 people' who should apply for SSI. Already, there have been two such projects' "SSI Alert" and "SSI Outreach." ONLY FEDERAL nue funds and not Social Security trust funds-are used for the SSI program. The Social Security Administration administers the program along with its own well known programs. Webb was in Cincinnati Tuesday' to present the Special Achievement Award in Equal Opportunity to Rob-' ert M. Martin, manager of the Cincinnati North Social Security District Office.

Martin was honored for his work-in chairing the local Federal Executive Board's equal-employment opportunity committee for two years. Webb said Martin is only the second recipient of the award in this six-state region since the award was begun in 1971. Enquirer (Fred btraub) Photo 1 -Enquirer (Gerry Wolter) Photo On March Ex-Auditor also was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Pleasant Ridge. She Is survived by her husband, R. Roland, and a brother, David K.

Eas-ton of Middletown. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Vorhis Funeral Home, Norwood. Cremation will follow services. Mrs.

Hazel Hose Services for Mrs. Hazel Coat Rose, 90, 3250 Nash Mt. Lookout, were held Tuesday in the Seventh Presbyterian Church, Walnut Hills. She died recently at her home after a short illness. Mrs.

Rose was a pianist and teacher, and a member of the faculty of Ward Belmont College, Nashville. She performed with several visiting musical artists in Nashville, and made concert tours with Piatigorsky, Milstein and others. She moved to Cincinnati in 1961 and continued private teaching through 1974. She was a member of the Seventh Presbyterian Church and Mu Phi Epsilon Alumni. She is survived by a daughter, Miss Frances Rose, with whom she lived.

The family requests memorial contributions to the Seventh Presbyterian Church, or to Mu Phi Epsilon. Roger A. I ester Services for Roger A. Hester, 43, Pompano Beach, formerly of Cincinnati, will be at the St. Coleman Catholic Church, Pompano Beach, at 11:30 a.m.

Thursday. Burial, in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Pompano Beach. Mr. Hester, who left Cincinnati for Florida five years ago and who died Monday at a Ft. Lauderdale, hospital, was manager of Professional Maintenance, Pompano Beach.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion in Reading, Pa. Mr. Hester leaves his wife, Edith; four daughters, Laura, Mary Elizabeth, Sarah and Katherine, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry A.

Hester, Huntsville, Ohio; a brother, Daniel, and a sister, Mrs. Daniel Foley, both of Cincinnati. I ranees Saks Mrs. Frances Saks, formerly of Cincinnati, died Monday in Saloni-ca, Greece, where she resided. From 1956 to 1962 Mrs.

Saks resided in Cincinnati at the home of herson, Arris. Besides her son, she leaves a daughter, Mrs. Anastasia Hatzlatha-nasiou, Salonlca, Greece; two brothers, James Pascal and Ted Pascal, both of Cincinnati; two sisters, Mrs. John Demos and Mrs. Orea Russi, both of Greece, and two grandchildren.

Robert C. Vauly Sr. Memorial services for Robert Cor-win Pauly 79, a retired vice president of American Laundry Machinery who died Sunday at Bethesda Base Hospital, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the Church of the Redeemer, Paxton and Erie Hyde Park, private funeral services will be In Lebanon. By MARVIN BEARD Enquirer Reporter Union members who struck the.

sprawling General Electric plant at Evendale for one day agreed to return to work Tuesday night after winning what they considered two major concessions from the company. Employees returned to their Jobs on GE's third shift, starting at 11:30 p.m. The strike was called by the bargaining committee of Local 647, United Auto Workers (UAW)-with the sanction of the international UAW over what a union spokesman called more than 2000 unresolved grievances. An issue in the work stoppage was Bill Hickman, a machinist at GE Evendale which manufactures jet engines. He also is a member of Loeal 647's 11 person bargaining committee, a member of the local's executive board and a candidate for the president of the local in the May election.

Hickman was fired Monday. He said he was fired because GE said he was paid for four Saturdays in November and December when he didn't work those days. Hickman said he offered to reimburse GE if the firm would show him proof of the accusation, but GE refused. The company said Hickman was fired for "misconduct." It would not go into specifics because the case is under arbitration. Rolls Down 40 Here Deaths And Funeral Walter McGowan, Services for Walter E.

89, 2639 Garland Norwood, former chief auditor for the Union Central Life Insurance will be at the Norwood Christian Church at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Visitation is at the Elden A. Good Funeral Home, 2620 Erie Hyde Park, from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Burial will be in Glen Haven Cemetery, Harrison. Mr. McGowan, who died Monday at the Flinn Christian Church Home, Marion. was associated with the Union Central Life Insurance 40 years, retiring in 1951. Following retirement he was employed for several years in the Hamilton County auditor's office.

He was a member of the Norwood Christian Church, Norwood Lodge 576, and Arra Chapter 160, OES. Mr. McGowan leaves a son.the Rev. Walter F. McGowan, St.

Louis, and two grandsons. He was the son of the late Rev. L.D. McGowan and brother of the late Rev. Neal McGowan, both of Cincinnati.

Elizabeth Winkler Services for Mrs. Elizabeth G. Winkler, 70, 2324 Madison Hyde Park, will be at the St. Francis De-Sales 2900 Woodburn Walnut Hills, at 10 a.m. today.

Burial will be in the United Jewish Cemetery. Mrs. Winkler, who died Monday at Jewish Hospital, was a volunteer Gray Lady at Longview State Hospital during and following World War II. Her husband, Robert Winkler, who died eight years ago, was an executive with the Frederick Rauh Insurance firm. Mrs.

Winkler is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Sally Berg, Chappa-qua, N.Y., and two grandchildren. Mm. Annette Hicht Mrs. Annette Richt, 2630 Ridge-cliffe Pleasant Ridge, died Tuesday in Christ Hospital after a long illness.

She was a bookkeeper at Huber Art Cincinnati, for 31 years until her retirement in I960. She was a volunteer worker at General Hospital for many years and was a past treasurer of General's Auxiliary. She Kuhn Named To Post HARRISON-Paul Kuhn has been named superintendent of Southwest Local School District, effective August 1. Kuhn, superintendent of schools In Gailipolis, Ohio, was appointed by the Board of Education Tuesday night. He will replace Joseph Wiseman, former assistant superintendent in the district School Chief Quits LOCKLAND-Superintendent of Schools Richard Dallmer announced his resignation at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting, effective April 30, or at the board's convenience.

Dallmer said he intends to take a position with the Hamilton County Mental Retardation Board. He has been superintendent of the Lock-land City Schools for 13 years. Guaranteed Income Eligibility Estimates Too High graphic area. "We are not recruiting people from any areas outside the basic Pilot City area," Benson said. "We're simply not refusing people who come in." He referred to "a considerable amount of ill feeling" among residents who might or might not qualify for center services depending on which side of some street they live.

"We're Just taking away the lines," Leff said. Benson said the center expects no real increase in its patient load, and the funding request includes no new facilities or staff. Mrs. Sellers also wondered whether Pilot City needs to update its X-ray unit since her clinic is building a new X-ray capability nearby. Leff said any such medical clinic needs its own X-ray equipment for ready diagnosis of illness and injury.

Benson said the cost of that work is only about $2000. MRS. GAY SAID her center is preparing a proposal to expand into Corryville, Fairview, Clifton Heights and East Walnut Hills. She said her main complaint is that Pilot City does not seriously submit its plans to Hamco and CORVA for a meaningful planning process. Pilot City's submission of its plans has been "a farce and a direct insult to the planning process," she said in a letter to Hamco.

In other activity, the Hamco board agreed to offer its assistance to Cincinnati City Council in planning for General Hospital, especially its future funding. General, which is owned by the city but run by the University of Cincinnati, has asked council for $10.8 million in capital-improvement funds, of which City Manager E. Robert Turner endorsed $5.6 million. Hospital Admits Third Reye's Syndrome Case Children's Hospital has admitted its third Reye's Syndrome patient since January 5. A spokesman for the Children's Hospital Medical Center said Tuesday a 15-year-old girl, Beverly Luster, of the St.

Bernard area was transferred to the hospital late Sunday in an "advanced state." She is listed in critical condition. The patient has undergone surgery to remove two sections of her skull to relieve the intense brain swelling, which is one of the major accompanying symptoms of Reye's Syndrome. The same operation was performed last year on Denise Hardin, seven, Covington, who has remained at Children's Hospital for nearly a year. The spokesman. said this winter's first Reye's syndrome patient, who was admitted on January 5, has been discharged.

A second remains hospitalized. By FRANK DENTON Enquirer Reporter Original estimates of the number of Americans eligible for the new Supplemental Security Income(SSI) program were too high, Social Security officials are saying. Projections a year ago that six million people would be eligible for the national guaranteed-income program are being revised downward, perhaps to five million, Paul E. Webb, regional Social Security commissioner, said in Cincinnati Tuesday. Since three million already were on the state welfare rolls replaced by SSI, that would mean the federal government misjudged the number of others newly eligible for SSI by.

perhaps one million of the original three million estimate. In Hamilton County, John T. Maid-low, Cincinnati district Social Security manager, said his office has screened 10,000 of the originally estimated 12,000 potential new recipients and is finding only about 60 of Ihem actually eligible. Congress in 1972 passed SSI to take over from state and local welfare departments the job of providing basic income for the three 'adult" categories of welfare aid to the blind, the aged and the permanently and totally disabled. SSI took effect January 1, 1974.

Aid to Dependent Children (ADC), the fourth and biggest welfare program, remains a state and local function, with federal funding assistance. The three million Americans in the three "adult" categories simply were transferred to SSI, but Social Security's big assignment was to track down those newly eligible under SSI regulations and those who' had never taken advantage of welfare eligibility. "We've had a very busy year," Webb, who oversees Social Security for six states, including Ohio, said Tuesday. "We've tried everything we know to do." SSI, he said, has processed 2.4 million applications nationally and found only 1.2 million of them eligible. Of the other half, 860,000 were ineligible or died after getting on the program, and 335,000 applications are pending.

SSI IS STILL looking for 600,000 potentially eligible people to see if they are really eligible, Webb said. About 2000 of them, Maidlow estimated, are in Hamilton County. 'Webb said the national estimates that were too high were by Social Security actuaries, and Maidlow said the local inflated estimates were by the State of Ohio. As of September, Webb said, SSI was paying $12,100,000 per month to 114,900 aged, 2000 blind and 62,000 Webb said some people are calling.

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