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Men in Service
Word has recently been re
ceived that Sergeant First
Class Robert Cooper arrived
in Japan Oct. 17 and was sent
immediately to Hung Dung Ho,
Korea. He is with the 45th
Infantry Division as a comman
der of a M43A tank which
mounts a 76 m.m. cannon and
a dozer blade.
Sergeant Cooper would be
glad to hear from his friends
and his mailing address is as
follows: SFC Robert A. Cooper,
23390753 & S Co., 120 Engr.
(C) Bn., 45th Inf. Div. Assault
Plat., A.P.O.86, c-o P.M. San
Francisco, Calif.
Mayor Commends
Fire Department
Chardon Fire Department
which recently purchased a
modern truck, has received the
following letter signed by May
or Donald C. Muchmore and
“As representatives of the
village of Chardon we want
to commend you on purchase
of a new fire truck, of the
latest type for the protection
of our village. The entire op
eration of the Fire Department
is excellent as indicated by
the minimum fire loss sustained
in Chardon Village.
“This is a benefit to every
resident of the town, as it
results in reduced fire insur
ance rates. We want you to
know that your work is deeply
appreciated and we hope that
we may continue to have your
splendid support.”
39 Students
Broadcast on
Station WERE
Thirty-nine students from
Chardon high school went into
Cleveland yesterday to partici
pate in a program over radio
station WERE.
This program was in obser
vation of National Education
week, Nov. 9 to 15.
The speech class of the school
presented a skit on the early
history of Geauga schools which
was under the direction of Wil
liam Allman and the Triple
Trio and the Boys Quartette
under the direction of Miss
Anna Dunn sang several num
The broadcast was picked up
at the Chardon schools and sent
over the public address system
to each room so that all the
students of the schools were
able to hear it.
Dry Spells
The current shortage of water
in Chardon and territory
prompts many to remark as
to the dry year, yet records
at the Cooperative weather
observation station here, Jack
Maynard, in charge, disclose
that the precipitation of about
40 inches will undoubtedly be
exceeded by the year’s end.
October’s precipitation in
cluding the water content of
about two inches of snow was
only 1.62 inches, .91 inch less
than October 1951, but the
greatest rainfa'.l in the state
occurred here in August when
7.79 inches was recorded.
Besides being a little dryer,
October was much colder com
pared with last year. The mean
maximum temperature of 59.16
degrees off 7.58 degrees mean
minimum 36.80 degrees, off
6.85 and mean monthly tem
perature of 47.98 degrees was
off 7.21.
Many wells have been re
ported dry in Concord.
Agricultural Society
Meets Nov. 14
The annual meeting of the
Geauga County Agricultural
Society will be held at Clari
don Community hall, Friday,
Nov. 14.
Directors from Hambden,
Huntsburg, Parkman, Burton
and Russell townships will be
elected. Harry Clplan of Paines
ville will be the speaker and
there will be a discussion of
the fair.
Dinner will be served at
12:30 p.m. and the meeting is
open to any one interested in
the Geauga County Fair.
Milton Hazen
Loses Valuable Cow
Hind legs of a valuable cow
belonging to Milton Hazen were
broken at 7 p.m. Friday, when
the animal was struck by an
unidentified auto, the sheriff
department reported. A cattle
crossing is in front of the Haz
en house on Wilson Mills Rd.
A deer was struck by a car
and hurled into a ravine near
the Mekat residence on Bain
bridge Rd., Auburn, at 4:05
p.m., Saturday.
Published weekly by Geauga Publnbera, Inc
an Second Claaa Matter at the Chardon PoatoHice.
Geauga Robberies
Are Investigated
Similarity in operation of
robberies of Patsy Ricca’s groc
ery in Newbury, and Cole’s
Colonial Inn, Route 322, near
Chardon last week, leads the
sheriff’s department to suspect
they were done by the same
Front window of a door was
broken and entrance gained by
reaching through and turning
the lock at the Ricca store.
The cash register was forced
and $20 taken from it. Broken
were the juke box and pin
ball machine and money taken.
Between 150 and 200 cartons
of cigarets were stolen along
with a clock.
Two Painesville men, driver#
for the Gil Schwartz Co.,
Painesville, discovered a win
dow in the front door of the
Colonial Inn smashed. They
were Henry Getson, 216 Mari
gold Rd., Painesville, and Ralph
Lamos, 914 South St., Paines
A cigaret machine and juke
box were broken and money
removed, $40 taken from the
cash register, and between $50
and $60 from the bar room.
Also stolen were liquor and
wine, and total value of the
loot is estimated by the sher
iff’s department at $125.
To Hold
‘Merry Xmas’
Open House
The Home Demonstration
Council of Geauga County will
hold their annual meeting of
their Merry Christmas Open
House in Chardon Pilgrim
Christian church on South st.,
from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.,
Thursday, Nov. 13. There will
be Christmas suggestions for
all representatives of the fam
ily. Come and bring your
Mrs. Urpi to
Talk to
Chardon PTA
Mrs. Uno Urpi, Geauga
county elementary supervisor,
will tell Chardon P.T.A. next
Tuesday night how good citi
zenhsip is presented to the
primary, elementary and high
school pupils in Geauga. Her
talk will be entitled “Values
and Uses of New Grade Cards.”
The Boy Scouts under the
leadership of Fred Austin wijl
conduct a flag raising cere
mony. Mrs. James Bradley,
chairman of the teachers public
relations committee, will ex
plain the exhibits and bulletin
boards of good citizenship, ac
cording to Mrs. Paul Alvord, in
charge of P.T.A. publicity.
Farm School
Meets Nov. 18
“Hogs and Sheep as Sidelines”
will be the subject of the first
meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 18
at the Old School Building at
Burton at 8:15 p.m. The re
maining meetings will be held
on Monday evenings.
to Meet
Nov. 16
The first supper of the fall
for the Chardon Churchmen
will be at St. Mary’s church,
Sunday evening, Nov. 16, at
6:30 p.m.
Roy Carpenter, a partner of
Rudolph, Carpenter, Dunlap and
Free, Turn Pike land agents,
will be speaker of the evening,
and his subject, the “Ohio Turn
Cards are being mailed to
the men of the various churches
for reservations but anyone
wishing to attend this meeting
and who does not receive a
card may make reservations by
calling the parsonage of St.
Mary’s church, Chardon 5-7051.
Supper served by the women
of the Altar and Rosary Society
at the usual price of 75 cents.
Tax Roll
The state board of tax ap
peals this week approved the
new real estate valuation of Ge
auga submitted by the county
auditor, jumping assessment
from $34,729,170.00 to $40, 234,
The increase in valuations was
directed by the state board on
a state-wide basis with instruc
tions to each county to bring
their assesments to or over fifty
percent of the market price. The
new valuation is an increase of
Marie Kotrlik Bezdek
Rites Were Saturday
Funeral services for Mrs.
Marie Kotrlik Bezdek, 79, were
held Saturday afternoon at the
Burr funeral home. The service
was conducted by Rev. Charles
Strong and burial was in Char
don cemetery.
Mrs. Bezdek died at tier
home in West Chardon after
an illness last Wednesday night.
She was the widow of James
Bezdek. She is survived by a
daughter, Mrs. Rose Kutis of
Cleveland, sons John and Jos
eph Kotrlik of Cleveland and
Frank Kotrlik of Chardon. She
leaves grandchildren and great
She has been a resident of
Munson since 1912.
Mennonites to
Sing at Hambden
HAMBDEN—The Mennonite
Revival Singers, under the dir
ection of John J. Overholt, will
present a musical program Sun
day afternoon, Nov. 16, at 3
p.m. at the Hambden Mission
church. There will only be the
one performance. Rev. C. H.
Pearce is pastor of the church.
Water Shortage
Because of a serious water
shortage in Chardon Village,
Mayor Donald D. Muchmore
today ordered all residents to
conserve water as much as
possible, especially while eff
orts are being made to drill
and complete a new well as
soon as possible.
Rural Fires Hit Nev/ Feax
Flammable wood shingles enable fire to spread readily from building
to building. In rural areas, whole farmsteads can be burned.
mon fire hazards were eliminated.
An “epidemic” of fires in rural
areas is noted by the National
Fire Protection Association, spon
sor of Fire Prevention week,
Oct 5-11.
"There are more rural fires to
day than ever before,” says Percy
Bugbenthe NFPA’s general man
ager. “These are small fires for
the most part, but because human
carelessness is the hidden cause of
nearly all fires the destruction is
electrical fires. Electrical fires
have doubled, he says. Pointing
out that more farms than ever
before now have electricity, he
This Fire Prevention Week pro
gram is recommended:
1—Install electrical wiring prop
erly. Only a skilled electrician
has the knowledge required for
safe results. Keep power equip
ment in good repair.
2—Smoke carefully. Never
smoke in barns. Careless smoking
and use of matches is still the No.
1 hazard.
3— Keep stoves and furnaces in
good condition. ...
4—Protect with firn
resistant roofing.
and sparks from field
trash fires endanger
5—Store gasoline
*rom ma
“Our Town,” a three-act play
by Thornton Wilder, will be pre
sented by the seniors of Chardon
high school Friday and Satur
day, November 14 and 15, at
8:15 in the school auditorium.
The play, which is presented en
tirely without scenery, was de
scribed by William Allman, dra
matic director, as “a milestone
in Chardon school dramatics
he stated dramatic groups from
several other county schools had
been issued special invitations to
The play, which shows the ev
eryday life in a New England
town, Grovers Corners, around
the turn of the century, depends
a great deal on lighting for prop
er effects.
Dave Sanborn, playing the
part of the stage manager, tells
an entire story in an informal
manner, introducing and closing
each act with colorful comments
about the town and its inhabi
The story involves two fami
lies of the town, the Gibbs fam
ily and the Webb family. Doc
tor and Mrs. Gibbs have two
Mrs. N. Goodrich
Rites Tuesday
Funeral services for Mrs.
Louise Carver Goodrich, 80,
were held at the home Tues
day afternoon with burial in
the Chardon cemetery. The ser
vice was conducted by Rev.
Charles Strong of the Pilgrim
Christian church and the Burr
funeral home.
Mrs. Goodrich died at her
home, 113 North street, last
Sunday after a period of poor
health. She had lived in Char
don 70 years.
Mrs. Goodrich was born Sept.
28, 1872, in Hambden, the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
W. Carver. From 1900 to 1909
she and her late husband, New
ton M. Goodrich, were pro
prietors of the Old Chardon
House hotel. Later they oper
ated a grocery store in St.
Petersburg, Fla., for two years
and returning to Chardon main
tained an antique shop for a
long period. Mr. and Mrs.
Goodrich celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary in 1945.
Mrs. Goodrich was active. in
the Rebekah Lodge the Order
of Eastern Star, of which she
had been a worthy matron
Daughters of the American Rev
olution, Pilgrim Christian
church and the Emanon.
A son. Harry, died several
years ago.
Chardon Senior Play to Be Held Nov. 14andl5
Assistant dramatic director Mrs. Dorothea Canfield tries an outfit on Merton
Beckwith. The tie doesn’t seem straight.
—___ ___
“I’d rather have my children healthy than bright,” scolds Jackie Beck as Carol
Houriet gulps down her breakfast in order to get some studying done before school.
Carol replies, “I’m both mother, wrsknow I am.”
children, George and Rebecca,
the family is played by Ronald
Walsh, Kay Mayle, Ronald John
son and Claire Deak respective
ly. Mr. and Mrs. Webb also
have two children, Emily and
Wally, with Merton Beckwith,
Jackie Beck, Carol Houriet and
Roy Rapaszky playin the parts.
The story, as told by the stage
manager, involves Georeg Gibbs
and Emily Webb “in our grow
ing up and marrying, and in our
living, and in our dying.”
Ken Schad will take the part
of Simon Stimson, the choir di
rector, assisted by Henrietta
Aikens, Claudette Bethea, Jean
ice Dietz, Lillian Divoky, Jean
ette Fenton, Audrey Grumney
and other members of the cast
as his choir. Terry Perkins will
act as organist for the group.
Filling in with the finishing
touches making this truly a
“hometown” play are: Si Crow
ell, the paper boy, Paul Elsten
Joe Crowell, Si’s older brother,
Rex Cooley Mrs. Soames, the
town gossip, double cast with
Arlene Barber and Leola Witt
linger Howie Newsome, the
Remember! “Our Town”Nov. 14 and 15
5 Swimmers
Earn Red Cross
MUNSON Geauga County
Chapter of the American Red
Cross has sent word to the West
Geauga Recreation Council that
they have mailed five Junior
Life Saving certificates this
week. The local Red Cross
Chapter helped sponsor part of
the Council’s swimming pro
gram last summer which was
headed by Miss Juanita Huth.
Those who received the badges
were Olive Osbourne, Barbara
Baird and Marian Bannister of
Chesterland and Catherine Mc
Geough and Carol Johnson of
Munson. Some of the require
ments for obtaining this badge
are learning personal safety in
swimming, self rescue, elemen
tary forms of rescue, resusci
tation and proper use of a light
boat. These girls should be
commended for the difficult
task they accomplished.
Marriage Application
Application for marriage li
cense is made here by Martin
Malensak, R.D. 2, Burton, and
Elaine B. Urbanowicz, of Troy.
1 CHARDON, GEAUGA THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1058 Volume 104 Number 46
milk man, double cast with Jim
Alvord and Bob Rand Joe Stod
dard, played by Ralph Temple
Sam Craig, with Churck Thom
as dramatizing the part Profes
sor Willard, the scientific whiz,
Terry Perkins Constable, play
ed by Ted Wedge.
One of the more unique fea
tures of the play is the audi
ence particiaption. Dramatizing
characters from the audience are
Karyl Hale as the women in
the balcony, George Diedrich as
the tall man in the auditorium,
Charlene Leggett as the lady in
the box.
In the funeral scene Claudette
Bethea, Jeanice Dietz, Tom Tim
mings, Jeanette Fenton, Curtis
Collins are the “dead voices.”
George Dietrich, Denis Grau
and Forrest Leggett are the base
ball players in the wedding
scene. Just what baseball has to
do with the wedding you will
have to come to find out.
Tickets for the production are
on sale from any senior class
member for 35c and 6c. Curtain
time is 8:15 p.m. both evenings.
Single Copies 10c
TB and Health Association
Offers Aid for School Nurse
The Geauga County Tuberc
ulosis and Health Association
has come forward with an offer
of direct financial assistance
to help relieve the curtailment
of school nursing activities
which resulted from the cut in
federal aid to the County
Health Department.
This was announced today,
jointly by Mrs. Myrtle Rod
gers, Executive Secretary of the
Association and Dr. W. P. Ed
munds, County Health Com
missioner, with whom the Asso
ciation’s Executive Committee
conferred during the develop
ment of the plan to help.
The problem arose when a
cut of some $2200 was made by
the federal government in its
grant-in-aid to the County
Health Department the result
ing reduction in the county
nursing staff brought about a
curtailment in the school nurse
program. Neither the Town
ship Trustees nor the Boards
of Education in the various
school districts were in a pos
ition to make up the deficit,
not only because of lack of
funds, but also because budgets
had been set up with no pro
vision for meeting the unex
pected cut in federal aid to
the Health Department.
To help meet the emergency
for the remainder of the pres
ent school year, the TB and
Health Association offered to
contribute toward the cost of
a school nurse in any school
on the basis of twenty cents
per pupil enrolled. According
to county averages, this amounts
to about two-thirds of the cost
for the service of a school
nurse for the remainder of this
school year, assuming that the
nurse in each school devoted
about one hour a week for
each 100 pupils enrolled in the
school. The Association hoped
that with this contribution on
its part many of the local
School Boards might find it
possible to work out arrange
ments to employ a school nurse,
part time or full time.
The Association’s offer to
help was worked out and sub
mitted to all the local Boards
Koritansky Fire
Uss Is $6,000
HAMBDEN Shortly after
Joe Korintanksy, Bascom Rd.,
Hambden, left his home to
vote Tuesday, fire broke out in
a corner of the garage. Alone,
and without the auto, Mrs. Kor
intansky started toward the
{home of a neighbor for help.
Meanwhile the fire spread
rapidly, destroying the garage,
bam and corncrib. The Char
don Fire Department was sum
moned. Burned were 500 bush
els of wheat and oats stored
in the garage, 10 tons of hay
in the barn and corn. Some
of the com was saved by over
turning the crib, but 100 bush
els were destroyed.
Firemen placed the loss at
$6,000 and believe the fire
started from defective wiring.
Up Appropriation
for Fox Bounty
Mounting demand for pay
ment of bounties caused county
commissioners Monday to ap
propriate another $300 to the
fox fund. Only a few weeks
ago an appropriation of .$250
had to be made.
Out of Ohio's Colorful Post
Each year, uternwheolera like the
Tbm Greene carry produce and
passengers down the Ohio, while
many tourists are entertained by
old-fashioned drama steged aboard
ahowboats traveling along the
river. In contrast to the romance
of these boats of yesWyear is the
teeming industry along the river
banks the pottery plants at East
Liverpool, steel mills of Steuben
ville, and automobile factories at
Cincinnati. But from either point
of view the river is still the "Beau
tiful Ohio." For further information
on scenic, recreational, historic and
industrial points of interest in Ohio,
write to the Ohio Development
and Publicity Commission, 707
Wyandotte Bldg., Columbus 15,
Ohio, for the free, illustrated booklet
"Ohio Suggests an Auto Tbur.” Send
the booklet along to your out-of
state friends and invito them to UM
♦ha beeutiee of Ohto
of Education in the county
early this month, but announce
ment of it was withheld until
the various Boards had an op
portunity to receive and study
the suggestion. Many Boards
have already indicated their
appreciation of the offer of
financial assistance which will
permit them to employ a school
nurse to work in close coopera
tion with and under the medi
cal supervision of the Health
Dr. Edmunds said: “The
County Board of Health is
very happy about this helpful
action by the TB and Health
Association because, through
this help, we can overcome the
set-back to the school nurse
program that was threatened
by the cut in federal aid. This
is only a temporary and partial
solution to the school nurse
problem, but it gives all of us
time to work out some more
adequate continuing program
for the future. This is the kind
of cooperative action and emer
gency help that not only dir
ectly benefits the school chil
dren, but also stimulates all
of us who are working with
the problems of public health.”
In heartily endorsing the
offer by the TB and Health
Association, Mr. F. R. Scho
field, County Superintendent of
Schools, said, “This offer is
genuinely appreciated both from
the standpoint of the substantial
financial help and as another
evidence of the long estab
lished interest of the Associa
tion in school health problems.”
Mrs. Rodgers pointed out that
direct financial assistance of
this nature is not a normal
function of the TB and Health
Association, but that members
of the Executive Committee
were unanimous in their opin
ion that the school nurse situa
tion required immediate emerg
ency action even “to the point
of using as we have to, a sub
stantial part of our small re
serve fund to provide the mon
ey to help out in this case.”
She continued: “That is why
the Association had to limit
its offer to the remainder of
this school year but we will
be glad, of course, to cooperate
in every other way we can to
ward working out an adequate
and soundly-financed permanent
school nurse program.”
News by Hattie King
Telephone Chardon 5-9302
Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Wedge
were at Ralph Bowman’s in
Cleveland, Wednesday.
The True Blue class were
entertained with a “galloping”
breakfast at Mrs. William Ma
Mrs. George Carver enter
tained the Sunday school board,
Friday evening.
Mrs. Amelia Zikursh enter
tained her Sunday school class,
Monday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Smith
of Parkman had supper with
the Frederick Carvers, Satur
Mr .and Mrs. Hubert Bishop
of Cleveland were at Freder
ick Carvers, Sunday.
Richard Carver was in Col
umbus this week with his foot
ball team and coach.
Mrs. Jane Ketchen and Mr.
Ralph Miller of Cleveland spent
Sunday at R. A. Murrays.
Susie Krejci and Sharon Bla
ha of Huntsburg were among
the dancers who entertained
the old people at the Jennings
Home at Garfield Hgts., Sun
Several of the Catholic lady
members of Hambden attended
a parish council and turkey
dinner at St. Mary’s in Char
don, Wednesday evening, and
Mrs. William Eardley enter
tained the St. Francis study
club, Tuesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hartman
of Cleveland spent Sunday at
Martin Stevens.
Sunday guests at Albert
Chiodi’s were Mr. and Mrs.
Luther De Santus, Mr .and Mrs.
William Deinnio, Mary Golan
tis, Cleveland, and Mr. and
Mrs. John Camp of Euclid.
Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Kru
ger spent the weekend with his
sister, Mrs. Ruby Moore, in
Mr. and Mrs. V. J. Jones re
port the birth of a grand
daughter to their daughter and
son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Wolf, at McDonald House, Nov.
3. She has been named Donna
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Beattie
and children visited her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Bard of
Akron. Mr. and Mrs. W. Cole
man of Pittsburgh, Pa., and
Mr .and Mrs. William Bard
were also there.
An entertainment will be
given at the Congregational
church, Sunday evening, by
Alice and Harold Allen of the
Sorenson lyceum bureau.
“Sounds of the Air,” showing
how sound effects are achieved
on radio and television.

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