10—THE RECORD, CHARDON, OHIO, OCTOBER 11, 1951
The Geauga Republican-Record
"friend, guide and companion to Geauga county folk since 1849'’
JOHN GORE, Editor
Owned and published by Geauga Publishers, Inc.
Published every Wednesday Office 239 Main St., Chardon, O
Member: National Editorial. Buckeye Press, Ohio Press Association
Geauga Can Be Second
A few weeks ago I suggesed that Geauga could take the
lead in shaking off the controls the federal government sets
up over the Geauga welfare and children’s aid departments—
particularly in keeping the welfare rolls secret and permit
ting abuses of both welfare and children's relief to be hid
den from public view.
Harrison county, however, has stepped into the lead in
taking the stand that welfare is better handled at home. In.
an editorial praising the stand of Harrison county, The
Cleveland Plain Dealer last week said:
“Only about a dozen of Harrison county’s totally and
permanently disabled citizens require public assistance.
“The board of county commissioners which sits in Cadiz
believes that the support of those citizens is being humanely
and efficiently provided through the county’s welfare de
partment, which is directed by James T. McDonald, who
doubles as clerk of the board of elections.
“Because Harrison county’s welfare director is not un
der civil service, but was chosen by the commissioners on the
ground that he was qualified to perform his job, Gov.
Lausche says that Federal Security Administrator Oscar
Ewing, may cut off Ohio’s $3,000,000 in federal aid to the
permanently and totally disabled. That is extending the
hand of federal bureaucracy to unconscionable lengths, but
we wouldn’t put it past Oscar.
“But let it Im* clearly understood that the Harrison coun
ty commissioners are not being mulish and technical, and
just arbitrarily refusing to place the position of county wel
fare director in classified civil service.
“The commissioners have formally notified the State
Welfare Department and the Federal Security Administra
tion that they do not want the federal assistance. They have
made it clear that, as a matter of principle, they would rath
er forego the federal aid than surrender another measure of
home rule to the federal bureaucracy. They have said that
they will continue to take care of the county’s permanently
and totally disabled who are public dependents through the
county's regular relief organization.
“If a county in Ohio or elsewhere cannot do that, with
out having the Ewingites threaten to cut off federal aid to
a public assistance program for a whole state, then the time
has come, if it is ever coming, to cut back federal control
over our local government.
“Until six months or so ago, permanently and totally
disabled dependents were cared for through direct relief,
paid for by the state and local government. Under a com
paratively new law, the federal government matches state
and local contributions to this purpose, provided certain con
ditions are complied with. One of these conditions is that
the administrator of the program for the permanently and
totally disabled be under civil service.
“The officials and, I am sure, a majority of our people
look upon this new program as just another expansion of
federal power over county government and as something we
do not need,’ said Milton Ronsheim, a public spirited citizen
who is editor of the Cadiz Republican, )veekly newspaper
published in the Harrison county seat.
‘We feel certain that if we participate in the federally
subsidized program the incentive to place more and more
people on the rolls, in order to qualify for more aid and just
ify the job of a civil service appointee, will be dangled before
us,’ Ronsheim added.
“We hope the officials and citizens of Harrison county
stick to their guns. The issue of how far the central gov
ernment can go in ramming things down the throat of local
and state government must be fought out and the fight has
been started in earnest, in Indiana, ove\* the federal require
ment that public assistance rolls must be kept secret, even
from those engaged in constructive investigation.” John.
Here it is...
Congratulations to Geauga Rotarians for their pledge
to finance the hearing and speech tests for Geauga county
The Rotarians deserve special commendation because
they are acting on a county-wide basis. They are not just
furnishing tests for THEIR children or the children of
THEIR customers or THEIR friends. They are pledging to
pay the bill for ALL children in Geauga county. Because
of the geography of Gauga most of the children who will
benefit are and will remain total strangers to Geauga Ro
It is a matter of regret that so seldom does any Geauga
organization act in a county-wide manner. In fact, there is in
many cases where there is not even co-operation on matters
of county-wide importance. I doubt if the move made by
the Rotary is going to switch us over into acting like a coun
ty rather than a collection of separate towns and townships.
But it is certainly a step in the right direction.
in a Class by itself... the NEW
SUf TRACTOR SALES
Ri. 528, Montville, O. Phone Montville 3731
Come in and see it
today. Then ask for
a demonstration on
your own farm.
We’ll be happy to
arrange one for you
at any time.
AND 63 FfRGUSON SYSTEM IMPLEMENTS
This and That from Washington
deplorable housing conditions
at Camp Polk have given me
great concern. I have been some
what relieved to
find, in talking
with the Secre
tary of Defense,
This particular Con Terence
TEN YEARS AGO
The following additional Petit
Jurors were drawn in Chardon
last week ,to appear at the
Court House Oct. 6: Mabel Ran
ney, Chester Rose Hurd, Bain
bridge Hazel Haskins, Auburn
Stella Woodk, Christine Klet
ecka, Troy Thelma Davis, Clar
idon Jas. Dinsmore, A. E. Le
Bar, Chardon Donna Dean, Bur
ton Pearl Kibler, Middlefield.
as. Metzenbaum of ClevelandJ,
will speak on National defense
at the Chardon Chamber of
Commerce meeting at Wett
stein’s restaurant Monday, Oct.
13, at 6:30 p.m.
Geo. Lindley of West Char
don, had the fore knuckle on
his left hand bitten squarely off
by a 14-pound woodchuck early
—By Congressman Frances P. Bolton—.. ......
Mr. Lovett, that
he has already
ordered an in
the Camp and
the family hous
ing situation. He
knows that I
shall not let the
Mrs. Bolton rpHE methods
are really fascinating even though
our democratic processes ofttimes
make them seem over long. I am
rather full of this, this week be
cause I have been one of the five
House Foreign Affairs Committee
members to sit in on the Confer
ence on the Mutual Security Bill.
You have so often heard me say
that H. R. so and so has been sent
to conference—or that certain con
ference reports have been passed
upon by the House, etc. Probably
you have had only a vague idea of
what that constitutes. It is just
A bill is introduced and put into
the “hopper” (a wooden box on the
side of the Clerk’s desk). The Speak
er decides which Committee is “to
have jurisdiction” which means the
hearings and ultimate rewriting by
the Committee. If “voted out” by
the Committee, it then goes to the
Committee on Rules which decides
how long the general debate shall
be. Then it is scheduled for action
by the Majority Leadership. After
passage by the House, if the Senate
bill differs from ours, conferees are
appointed and the Conference Com
mittee sits to iron out the differ
ences. This is sometimes a very
difficult business if the Houses are
strongly in opposition.
The Mutual Security Bill confer
ence was the most interesting one
I have ever sat in on. Opinions
were strong and in several major
issues such as amount and method
of administration, arguments were
brought out a very fine attitute
from those participating. It was
evident from the start that the first
consideration was to be America.
Oh, we each of us had some favor
ites but when we got right into
the heart of our differences, the
honest effort to find sound solu
tions was good to see. It was a
splendid demonstration of the way
of a free people.
The end result of the conference
was a cut of well over a billion dol
larrs below what the Administra
tion asked for. ECA ends on sched
ule June 30, 1952. The Mutual Se
curity Agency, to be set up in the
office of the President, will have
one Director with a definitely lim
ited personnel. The Military will
handle military materials. Econom
ic Aid will be extended only as it
makes possible greater military
production, except in a few instanc
es where agreements are still in
force or where there is Involved
peculiar, evident and necessary se
curity to the United States. It is
all based upon the effort being made
by General Eisenhower and his as
sistants to equip Europe’s manpow
er by Europe’s production, bringing
our men home at the earliest pos
sible moment and reducing our
financial contribution to Europe’s
information is not had
around Committee tables!
Monday evening I dined at the
Danish Embassy to meet their For
eign and Finance Ministers on
their way home from Ottawa. Am
bassador and Mrs. de Kauffmann
are two of the most charming people
in the Diplomatic Corps. He is also
'one of the most capable men in
Tuesday, after finishing the Mu
tual Aid Conference at about seven
o’clock, John Vorys, who was spokes
man for our Conference Minority
of two. and I went to a reception
given for the Prime Minister of
Italy, Mr. de Gasper! and his staff.
We had both met him when he was
in this country in 1947 and liked
him. I had had a brief word with
him after he spoke to the Joint
Session of Congress last Monday,
so particularly enjoyed the oppor
tunity of really talking with him
for a few minutes.
I Tom White’s extensive apple
orchards in West Chardon were
hard hit by the storm on Sept.
25. The fact that the ground
under the trees was heavily
mulched, and much of the fruit
hung low, prevented a greater
damage by bruising.
The attendance and enthusi
asm of the 117 guests at the
annual school of instruction, and
special session of the Ohio Re
bekah Assembly of the 13th dis
trict, at the I.O.O.F. hall in
Chardon, Thursday, Oct. 2, was
an inspiration to the local lodge.
Mrs. Yola McBride, president of
the district, presided. The guests
were representatives of Rebek
ah Lodges of Burton, Thomp
son, Ravenna, Garrettsville and
The price of milk delivered
the purr of a great-powered engine is
to your ears
If command of two tons and more of nimble
footed and beautifully balanced automobile
can step up your pulse beat
You arc just the man for whom a
Roadmaster was engineered.
Whatever it takes to give you a sense of com
plete and carefree freedom behind its wheel,
you’ll find in this proud master of the
Added to the breadth and length that any
fine car can give you are four soft-action
coil springs to cushion the wheels, and a
was raised in Chardon to 12 and
13 cents a quart over a month
ago. Price of 3.5 milk per 100
pounds, paid producers in
Thompson the past three'months
July, $1.81 August $1.96 Sep
The third annual get togeth
er of the Geauga County State
Highway workmen and friends,
will be held at the Community
House in Parkman, on Route
422, Friday noon, Oct. 10. There
will be dinner, a speaker and
music. Bill, 75 cents.
Rev. Barton Murray, pastor
i performed the ceremony that
united in marriage Miss Lucille
Alethea Hazen and Homer Hine
Tyler, Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in
the Christian church.
Jerome Sanford of East Clar
idon who has been working in
Middlefield at the Johnson Rub
ber works, is now.employed at
the Moss Dairy Farm in Chest
On Sept. 27, the F.F.A club
members picked apples for Jay
Sage and Hambden Orchards,
to build up their treasury, and
help the farmers out with har
vesting of their crop.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Fraternity pledges announced
so far at Ohio State University
include the following from
Chardon: Norman Smith, Sig
ma Phi Epsilon.
Texas Guinan, self styled
Queen of the Night Clubs,
whose famous cry of “Give the
little girl a big hand” has come
to be proverbial, was one of a
company of five persons who
Sunday night dined at the Tea
Kettle Inn on West Erie street.
County maintenance work
i men repaired the Baldwin’s
Corners southerly macadam
road in Montville last week, by
filling the holes and breaks with
fine limestone, and the road is
now in excellent condition.
At a meeting of the Lake Dis
trict Newspaper Association
held in Wellington, Ohio, Sat
urday, Oct. 10, 1931, Chardon
was the unanimous choice as lo
cation for the next convention
which will be held early in Jan
uary, 1932. The advantages of
Chardon as next pladb of meet
ing were presented by Arthur
Towne of the Republican Rec
ord, who was a delegate to the
The State fish and game laws
include a provision which re
quires persons who deal in min
nows to pay a yearly license
fee of $5, and also to not have
in possession over 4.000 min
nows nor sell more than 100
minnows in any one day.
Tuesday, ‘October 8th, a state
examiner made an examination
of the books, records, and dock
ets of Justice of the Peace W. I.
Parmelee, of Huntsburg. The
State Examiner called Prosecut
ing Attorney R. H. Bostwick
Wednesday a.m., October 14th,
and informed him that the ex
amination had been completed
and all records were found cor
rect in every detail.
A new coal and supply com
pany was opened at East Clari
don on Monday, Sept. 12, by
Adams brothers, Max and Cayle.
The first frost of autumn came
Friday night, Oct. 9, when ice
formed in the east part of the
where a Road is CalA-/^
county. Foliage was little af
fected by it, and there has been
no frost since.
A reception is being given at
the Burton M. E. church this
Friday evening for Rev. and
Mrs. Birney. A general invita
tion is extended to the public.
A card party for Clover Chap
ter O.E.S. is being held at the
H. T. Janssen home this Thurs
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Any designs burglars may per
chance have upon the Chardon
Savings Bank Co. should be dis
pelled at once, as the employees
of that bank are in readiness
for all intruders. A unique
system of alarm bells, designed
especially for this bank by
Frank Sampson of Chardon, has
been installed. The manner in
which the alarm can easily be
given make the system unusu
Cold, Wind & Snow
You may not want to think about snow
storms and howling gales while you
are still enjoying fall weather but
you can’t hold back winter. Why not
get the jump on the thermometer and
hove your home “winterized” NOW.
torque-tube to banish rear-wheel wander*
Added to its high-compression, valve-in
head engine are eight exclusive Fireball
combustion chambers that get extra power
from each whirling charge of fuel.
Added to the convenience of clutch-free
driving is the torque-converter principle of
Dynaflow Drive—that feeds a steady
flow of power without lag or falter
Added to the light responsiveness of
its steering wheel is a Buick-engi- fl
neered “front-end geometry” that fl
gives this phenomenal performer a
sense of direction straight and true.
WWEN BETTER AUTOMOBILES ARE BUILT Bf/ICK WILL BUILD THEM
101 WATER ST. CHARBON, B. TELEPHONE 5-2137
A party in search of chickens
kindly relieved August Kaiser
of 60 on Wednesday night of
last week. Mr. Kaiser would
be pleased to have the intruders
return, and would make them
To handle their own milk and
do away with the middleman’s
profit, a company of Claridon
farmers has been incorporated
for $20,000, and is to be known
as Geauga Producers, with these
officers: Pres., Guy Stillwell
Sec., A. A. Clymer Treas., Chas.
F. Cobb. The company plan to
erect a building in the south
east part of Cleveland for the
handling of milk. One of the
requirements of the company is
that all employees must own
some stock in the company.
Twin daughters were born to
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Chobasko,
of Bainbridge, Oct. 6, the sec
ond pair of twin girls to this
You’ll find only the best ma
terials and workmanship at
lowest prices here.
Includes Glass and Stops
8’ 7’ Overhead-4 Section
ROCK WOOL INSULATION 5t sq. ft.
Opening Size Opening Size
281/2”x55” 2 LT $6.30 281/2”x47” 2 LT $5.65
Other Sizes Equally Low Priced
Free Estimates Gladly
Store Hours: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Including Saturday
GET YOUR FREE MOVIE STAMPS HERE
Geauga Lumber & Millwork Co.
PHONE CHARDON 5-4681 CENTER ST. & B. & O. RAILROAD
But no roll call of engineering accomplish
ments can tell you the feel of a Roadmaster
out on the road.
That’s something that only firsthand
acquaintance can bring. Not just a trip
around the block —but enough time and
enough miles to let you discover what a
joyous Companion this great car can be.
That’s something that is easily arranged. If
you’re truly interested, a phone call will
bring a Roadmaster to your door.
Equipment, accestorioa, trim and model* art tubjtci to change without nation.
Custom Swfrfy SCf/CfC
The Riihela, Mackey & Hark
onen Construction Co., of Char
don, has the contract for fur
nishing and placing reinforced
guard rail posts of its own
bridges a mile and a half north
of Mayfield road on the county
line road. The county will pay
half the cost. The posts are re
inforced with steel, and made
Rally Day and Cradle-Roll
Day at the Congregational Sun
day school next Sunday.
Chicken thieves near Mantua
recently left a roll of bills
amounting to $500 in a hen coop
which they were robbing.
Probate Judge Sperry reports
that the month of September
was the lightest September in
point of business since he has
held office. “Business was light
all through the summer months,
and collections low,” he stated.
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