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Section Men in Service Two Geaua boys in thenavy recently met in Korea after sep arating at conclusion of their basic training at Great Lakes, Ill., nearly two years ago. They are Richard Diedrich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Diedrich of Chardon, and Earl ManSfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Mansfield of Chester. When they left Great Lakes, Richard was sent to the Atlantic and Earl to the Pacific. Both boys are on aircraft carriers. Harvester Opens New Store in Chardon The Heiser Implement Co., 211 Cherry avenue, Chardon, has been appointed the Inter national Harvester Farm Equip ment dealer in this territory. “Sol” Heiser, owner and manager, is a former member of the Harvester company, serv ing as branch manager of the Motor Truck division in Toledo before he resigned to head the implement company bear ing his name. They are located in the for mer Tee Pee motor building at 211 Cherry street. A full line of parts, machinery and refrig eration are in stock. John Baker, well known in Chardon by his years with the former Daniels Implement Co. in Chardon, heads up the serv ice department.’ Barney Moore house has charge of the parts department. Mr. Heiser is now a resident of Chardon and the family are living at 148 Maple street the former C. S. Helling home. Besides his wife, Helen, they have two children Judith, usually called “Judy”, is 13, and is in the 8th grade of Chardon school. Donald, who is 12, is in the 7th grade. 14-Year-0ld Burton Boy Kills Deer BURTON Mr. Russell Art well and son, Russell, Jr., en joyed an exciting week of deer hunting in the Allegheny National Forest of Pennsylvan ia. They were guests of Mr. Art Van Nort, Supt. of Forest Rangers of the Southern Dis trict. Fourteen year old Russell Junior, on his first deer hunt ing experience, bagged a five (5) point buck at 10:30 a.m., the opening day (Dec. 1) with only one shot. His father? No comment, just well pleased. Begin Patch Tests in Geauga Schools Patch tests for children of kindergarten and first grade in all Geauga County schools got under way Monday, Dr. W. P. Edmunds, Geauga health com missioner, announced. Weather permitting he hopes the work can be completed be for the Christmas vacation. The department is completing the second in the series of three inoculations for diptheria, tetan us and whopping cough. Missionaries to Talk at Hambden HAMBDEN The Reverend and Mrs. N. H. Billings and children from French West Africa have just returned from the field and will have full charge of services Sunday at the Hambden Mission church announces C. H. Pearce, pastor of the church. The Sunday school hour is at 10:00 a.m. and morning wor ship service at 11. Dr. Shaffer Heads Alumni Association The annual meeting of the Geauga County Ohio State Alumni Association was held with a dinner in the Tea Room at Burton? Thursday night. Officers elected were Dr. H. E. Shaffer, Middlefield, presi dent Mrs. Allen Sage, Chardon, vice president Jane Parr, Ches terland, secretary Edwin Hof stetter, Chardon, treasurer. Parking Meters Collect $1,114.82 in November Yield from Chardon Police Department was $1,852.07 dur ing November according to the report filed with council by Chief John Bohl. Fines in may or’s court were $389.55, traffic waivers, $59.10 parking cita tions, $126 parking meters, $986.82 forfeited bonds, $20. Published weekly by Geauga Publishers. Inc. Entered as Second Class Matter at the Chardon Poetoffice. Plan Prizes for Yule Decorations A community-wide Christmas Houselighting contest for all homes in the Chardon area will be sponsored this year by the Chardon Junior Chamber of Commerce it was announced here today by Bill Hanna, JC Committeeman in charge. Purpose of the contest, which begins on Christmas, Dec. 25, and runs until New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, is to spread the spirit of Christmas by means of dec oration and light. Contest win ners will receive floor and table lamps as well as other prizes to be donated by Char don merchants. In announceing the contest Hanna said, “The contest will provide pleasure for everyone participating, and will help beautify our city during the Yule season.” An innovation this year is a separate Window-lighting Con test for children in the first eight grades of school. Prizes in this contest which is divided into three groups, grades 1-3, 4-6, and 7-8, will be books of tickets to the Geauga Theatre, contributed by Mr. Car! Brink man. Entry blanks for the chil dren’s contest were distributed ih the school this week. Adults desiring to enter the house lighting contest do not need to register. The rules are simple: the decoration must feature lighting and the lights must be turned on every night be tween Christmas and New Years, during which time judg ing will take place. Fined for Driving While Intoxicated Sheldon Lynn Neebuhr, 54, of 408 Valley View st., Paines ville, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in police court Monday night before Mayor Donald C. Muchmore. Neebuhr was fined $100 and costs. A 30-day jail sentence was suspended. In front of St. Mary’s church, North st., where a Thanksgiv ing party was being held, Nee buhr’s auto and the automobile of Mrs. Katherine Horn, South st., were involved in a collision. The impact, resulted in a third auto and then, a fourth one becoming involved. All the cars were parked in front of the church. Neebuhr was treat ed fro cuts at Corey hospital. In other traffic cases Mon day night before Mayor Much more, all persons pleading guilty, as follows: Charles W. Drake, 42, Third st., West Farmington, driving while intoxicated, fined $100 and costs. Harry C. Root, 35, of 117 Tilden ave., Chardon, driving while intoxicated, $100 and costs. Clarence E. Terry and Mrs. Hazel Terry, 321 South st., Chardon, each fined $15 and costs for disorderly conduct. Brooks Muterspaugh, 50, R.D. 1, Chardon, reckless driving, $10 and costs. Charles E. Brockway, 204 White Point Rd., Akron, speed ing, $10 and costs. Police reported three viola tors had signed waivers, paid $19.70 each and were released. They are Robert L. Kramer, 39, R. D. 4, Chardon, speeding Donald C. Judd, 25, Basqu’n Rd., Chardon, reckless driving Russell G. Williams, 19, R. D. 2, Painesville, reckless driving. Alvord Roberts Retires from Cemetery Board Dr. Jack Eldredge was ap pointed to the cemetery board of trustees by Council,. Thurs day, for a term of six years, be ginning Jan. 1. Dr. Eldredge will suceed Alvord Roberts whose term is expiring. Mr. Rob erts was 81 years old, Friday, and is active at that age. He is a veteran of the Spanish American War. Mr. Roberts had previously notified the board that he did not seek reappointment. Mr. Roberts was born in Wind sor, Dec. 5, 1871, attended school in Mesopotamia and is a veteran of the Spanish Ameri can War. Before retiring from active business to reside in Chardon he was in the wholesale coal busi ness in Cleveland mahy years and spent five years in Detroit as representative of his Cleve land firm. Two Injured in Crash at Chester An automobile driven by Le on L. Winton, 23, of Cleveland, was demolished and the car op erated by Tom Ellis Butz, Jr., 18, Cedar Rd., Chester, dam aged when they collided at 12: 05 p.m., Saturday on Route 306, a half mile south of Route 322, the sheriff’s department report ed. Two young men riding in the Cleveland boy’s car received slight head injuries. County Health Officers Are Re-Appointed Dr. William P. Edmunds, coun ty health ommissioner, was re appointed for another year at a regular meeting of the Geauga County Health board, held Thursday night. Also reappointed were Ed ward Puscas, county sanitarian Mrs. Maxine Street, office man ager, and Mrs. Florence Landon and Mrs. Martha Ridenour as nurses. After the third reading of reg ulations regarding feeding of garbage to hogs, the regulations were passed. To Test Children in Opportunity School The Opportunity School of Geauga County has received a grant from the George Davis Bivins Foundation which will enable the school to have each of the retarded children now in attendance at Newbury school psychologically tested. An nouncement was made to Mrs. Margaret Stevens, secretary of the Opportunity School, by George Holmes, member of the Board of Directors of Opportun ity School. Mr. Holmes has been negotiat ing with Professor James Jordan of Fenn College and Professor Blake Crider, head of the Fenn College psychology department. Professor Jordan is secretary of the Bivins Foundation which made the grant after an investi gation and determination that this was a worthy cause which had much merit. The tests will be conducted by Mrs. Creelman, head of the Wes tern Reserve University psychol ogy department. Members of Opportunity School are volun teering to drive each child to Western Reserve and stay until the tests are completed. The work is expected to take several months. Provisions have been made for the Bivins Foundation to foot the entire bill. Mr. Holmes became interested in securing these funds when it became apparent that the cost of having the children tested through the usual channels would be prohibitive and a hardship on the fledgling Op portunity School. Mr. Holmes is direector of Ingleside Hospital of Cleveland and Munson Twsp. He is president of the Geauga Mental Health Assn. He has served as legal counsel and dir ector of the Opportunity School since its organization. Helen Scovill Rites Held Helen Louise Hazen, daughter of Marion and the late Freder ick Hazen, was born in Munson, Ohio, Oct. 4, 1907 and departed this life, Dec. 4, 1952, aged 45 years, and 2 months. She graduated from the Char don schools, and also attended Baldwin Wallace College, where she specialized in music. She was joined in marriage to Ralph H. Scovill on June 20, 1933, and they spent most of their married life in Munson. Helen was a life-long member of the Fowlers Mills Christian Church, which she loved devot edly, and to which she gave un sparingly of her strength, time, and talents. She had a special love for the boys and girls, and devoted herself in self-sacrific ing service to their interests, winning their affection and ad miration in return. She took an active part in the affairs of both her Community and church, serving for 8 years in 4-H Club work and faithfully and acceptably filling the posi tions of Sunday School Teach er, Christian Endeavor Leader, Choir Director and Pianist. Her humble, self-effacing service for her Lord and Saviour, Won the love and highest esteem of all who knew her. Surviving her are her hus band, Ralph, her mother, Mar ion Hazen an only brother, Ho ward 2 nieces, Joanne and Glenda a nephew, Gale beside a host of friends. BURTON HIRES SCHOOL NURSE BURTON Mrs. Arthur Fuerst of Claridon has been hired as Burton school nurse. She will work two hours each day in the school. CHARDON, GEAUGA COUNTY, OHIO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1952 Ina Taylor Resigns from Geauga Historical Museum kwl k -w MRS. INA TAYLOR BURTON Mrs. Ina Taylor is quitting. The board of direc tors of the Geauga Historical museum today are searching for someone to replace her come next April 1st. Replace her? That’s almost impossible. To most Geauga folks she is an indispensible part of the museum. But Mrs. Taylor is 82 and the board of directors last Monday night accepted her resignation. The following article on Mrs. Taylor is reprinted from the Republican-Record of two years ago: “More interesting and just as quamt as any display in the Geauga Historical museum is the charming little white haired lady who presides over the es tablishment. Mrs. Ina Taylor, who has been custodian of the museum since it was started twelve years ago, is just as old-fashioned, just as dignified, and much more interesting than any of her displays. “An actress on a stage plays her part for a couple of hours. But Mrs. Taylor seems to carry on for all the twenty-four hours in the day. She is always plea sant always entertaining never too tired .apparently, to tell one of her vast stock of stories about the antiques on display. “And the twenty-four hours a day is not just a rhetorical statement. The museum is her home as well as her job and more than once she has been awakened in the dead of night about some museum matter. “One of the classic events of the year is her annual report to the members of the Histori cal society at their annual meeting. In her chirping, bird like voice, she translates dry attendance figures into inter esting stories about folk who have visited her. “Mrs. Taylor is so enthusiastic about the museum and her work, it is difficult to learn anything about her, personally. Her life is so completely con nected with the museum, that any questions invariably bring references to her work. “She recalls how she used to sit in the old school house and wonder, ‘What will I do here all day long with so few mu seum pieces to show?’ Then suddenly things began to come in until we couldn’t do their beauty justice in such small quarters.’ ‘Then,’ Mrs. Taylor went on, ‘came the evening when Chardon Man Returns Missing Footprint Rock The mystery surrounding the disappearance two weeks ago of the footprints of the legendary Indian princess, which were im bedded in a rock in Warner’s Hollow, near Camp Whitewood in Windsor, was solved Sunday. Tom White,, Geauga County1 commissioner and fruit grower, of Chardon, who owns the land adjacent to Whitewood, on which “Footprint Rock” is lo cated, reported the footprints were returned to him Sunday by a Chardon man, who mis took them for a valuable fossil. The man, whose identity Mr. White promised not to reveal, first noticed the rock on a re- EAUGA RECORDSERVICSLIBRARYCOUNTYGEAUGA ts v Frances P. Bolton spoke here in Burton. When she saw the old site of the museum, she re marked that it was a shame we didn’t have a better place to display the beautiful pieces that were coming in. I said, ‘Yes, but what are you going to do about it,’ meaning, what can anybody do about it. She looked at me rather strangely and then said, ‘Maybe I just will do something about it.’ “Out of that conversation h?s grown the present museum which Mrs. Bolton purchased and redecorated. ‘Now,” says Mrs. Taylor, on’t have time to sit, but I worry just the same about what to do with all the pieces I have to show. We have al ready outgrown Mrs. Bolton’s gift of 1941.” “Mrs. Taylor married E. L. Taylor, a farmer and horse man, in 1890. She has one son. Elwell,' presently a Burton far mer with two children. A step daughter, Mrs. F. Ray Turman, resides in Cleveland. “A member of the Burton Congregational church and Sun day school, Mrs. Taylor is an Eastern Star and a fifty year member of the Clio Club, a literary organization. “Mrs. Taylor’s work involves much more than merely greet ing guests and showing them around, which is a job in it self, the .museum being open every day except Monday and Tuesday. However, Mrs. Taylor says she is lucky even on those i days. “She makes her home in the museum and treats it as such, although the dusting of the thousands of smaller articles on display takes it a little more com icated than me average housewife’s daily chores. Further, she keeps all of the museum’s recorcs and indexes. She can personally lo cate every piece in the build ings. She even goes so far as to spend her spare time read ing inorder to be more effic ient in placing the articles ac cording to period of time, township, and family. “She raises a garden and has canned a large amount of pro duce, along with tending an herb garden. “Again, typically, her last comments were not about her self, but rather, ‘It will be grand to have the museum’s barn repaired. Our annual “Open House” made that pos sible, you know.’ I cent hunting trip. He “lifted” the prints, it was reported, by chiseling -out a slab from the rock measuring two feet square and three inches thick. An acquaintance of Mr. White, the gmateur archaeologist has agreed to donate $50 to camp officials for use there, as rep aration for taking the prints. According to Mr. White, the Chardon man had shown the slab bearing the prints to sev eral local people, believing them to be a valuable archaeo logical specimen, completely (Continued on page eight) Is Transferred BURTON Carl Thompson, manager of the state park at Punderson Lake has been trans ferred to Madison Lake in Lake county effective the first of the year. His position as manager at Punderson will be taken over by Ralph Upp formerly in charge of Jackson Lake State Park in Jackson county. Suit Against Chardon Nears Close Testimony in the case of Rich ard Hanna’s suit against the vil lage of Chardon was coming to a close Wednesday morning and attorneys were expected to give thefr arguments to the jury Wed nesday afternoon. Hanna is suing for $50,000.00 damages for injuries sustained in a fall at the curb in front of the Geauga theatre on March 17, 1950. Through his attorney he claims the fall was caused by a defective sidewalk and curb condition. The case opened before a jury in Judge William K. Thomas’s court Monday. Opening testi mony was by Nat Farinacci who testified he had repaired part of the sidewalk but bad run out of material and had never finished the job. Bob Sinarsky, photog rapher, testified as to pictures he had taken of the sidewalk and as to the condition of the walk. Joe Majka of the nearby Main Line service station testi fied as to Hanna’s fall and Hal and Marc Burr testified to pick ing him up and taking him by ambulance to the Painesville hospital. Dr. Alton Behm testi fied as to the injuries and Laura Fowler, practical nurse, testi fied as to the condition and care of Hanna at his home after the accident. Called by the defense was Jack Maynard who testified as to weather conditions the day of the accident. Scheduled to testify were CarLBrinkman and Hiram Covell of the Geauga theatre. The theatre was originally named in the complaint along with the village but was later dropped on instructions of the court and the full action brought against the village. Hanna was represented in court by A. W. Thomas, Cleve land attorney. The village is represented by H. K. Bostwick. News CHARDON PUBLIC LIBRARY V140 Ao^t“ide'n from Middlefield Library will be closed from Dec. 22 through Jan. 2. Anyone desiring books should secure them before Dec. 22nd. Mrs. K. G. Kiviniemi, Mrs. Joe Preisler, Mrs. R. L. Esen wine and Mrs. Robert Burris were Cleveland shoppers Thurs day. Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Forsythe and children of South Euclid spent Saturday afternoon with Mrs. W. A. Forsythe. Mr. and Mrs. Don Young spent Sunday with his brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Young in Claridon. Mrs. Charles Schwan, Mrs. Adrian Welch and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Schwendeman and daugh ter Sharen called on Mr. Charles Schwan Sunday afternoon at Dora Ann Rest Home in Mantua and helped him celebrate his birthday. Mr. Schwan’s condi tion remains about the same. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Clark and children of Ravenna and Mr. Walter Pike of Cleveland were Sunday guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Pike. Martin Merryfield Jr. left Wednesday for induction into the U.S. Army. He was sent to the reception center at Ft. Meade, Md. for the present. Mrs. Merryfield will remain here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Merryfield Sr., for the present. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Esenwine and family spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hickman in Hermanville. The Past Chief’s Club will hold their Christmas party at the home of Mrs. Rebecca Olds, Monday evening, Dec. 15. There will be an exchange of Polyana gifts. Mr. and Mrs- Hubert Town and Mrs. Clarence Ohl Jr., were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Town. Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Allen of Middlefield and Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Moss of Huntsburg were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Gladding in Wind sor. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Merry field spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gray in Wooster. Mr. Clifford Robinson who has been ill at his home on Thompson Ave., for several weeks, remains about the same. He is suffering from a serious heart condition. Ten members of the Card Club went to Montville, Thurs day, where they attended an Aid They are charged with the two time burglary of the Ricca Grocery on Route 87 in Newbury. Order Clearing and Repair of Sidewalks Village Council, in session Thursday night, passed an ordi nance for construction, mainte nance and repair of sidewalks and keeping same free from ice, I snow, obstruction and nuisance within the corporate limits of Chardon. Future construction and re pair of sidewalks shall be by permission of Council according to specification, site, elevation, materials, width and depth as Council may direct, and any sidewalk constructed or repair ed not in accord with necessary requirements may be reconstruc ted by Council at abutting prop erty owner’s expense. If not constructed or repair- ed within 30 days or within 15 days after notice on abutting property owners, Council may cause the work to be done at the expense of owner and report cost to such owner. Such cost shall constitute a lien on prop erty. If not paid within 10 days from time reported to owner, the clerk shall certify it with penalty of five per cent to the auditor who shall place it on the tax duplicate. WINTER FARMERS MEETING Keith Berg, Fieldman for the Akron Pure Milk Co., will be the speaker at the Winter Far mers meeting, Monday, Dec. 15, at the Old School Building at 8:15 p.m. He will speak on the Future of Dairying and Milk Marketing. Mr. Berg was formerly with the Telling Bell Vernon Co., located on the farm at Novelty. The Dec. 11th meeting for the Cleveland Milk Marketing has been canceled. Middlefield Society dinner and then went to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Roberts where they spent a de lightful afternoon. Cards were the diversion of the afternoon. Those who were in the party were Mrs. Earl Parker, Mrs. Lil lie Shedd, Mrs. Carrie Ludlow, Mrs. Grace White, Miss Louise Howell, Mrs. Howard Ishee, Mrs. Frank Fales, Mrs. Lena Lamb and Mrs. F. R. McGurer. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rooks and son of Unionville were Sun day guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rooks. In the afternoon they all went to Windham to visit Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Hoff man and family. Mrs. Abbie Culbertson, who spent several weeks with ner granddaughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Logan Hines in Hadden Heights, N. J., returned home Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Don Anderson and daughter Arlene were Sun day evening guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Roehrig in E. Cleve land. They were accompanied by Mr. Anderson’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson of E. Orwell. The W.C.T.U. will hold their next meeting at the home of Mrs. James Swonger on Vine St., Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 2 P.M. Mrs. Hazel Ohl will be the leader and the topic will be “Building for Total Abstenance Through World P&ace.” Mr. and Mrs. Robert Howells and family who have been liv ing in Huntsburg, have moved into the house at Hayes Corners recently vacated by the Fred Crumbacker family. Mr. and Mrs. F. R. McGurer of Middlefield and Mrs. Charles Burt of Burton attended funeral services for their cousin, Mrs. Gertrude Gray in Cleveland, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Craig and sons Herbie and Bobby and daughter Lois Ann and Mrs. Ruth Craig were in Cleveland Tuesday. Bobby, who is four years old, appeared on “Charm ing Children’s” Radio program. G. H. Mumaw spent the week end with his daughter and hus band. Aty and Mrs. Richard Mc Cuskie in Canton. Mr. and Mrs. Lugh M. John son entertainer! at dinner Thurs day evening, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bostwick of Chardon and Mr. and Mrs. K. H. Mumaw of Mid dlefield. v The Friday Club will hold their Christmas party at the (Continued on page eight) o£« Single Copies 10c Volume 104 Number 50 Sheriff's Force Nabs Two Store Burglary Suspects Two Cleveland men who gave their names as Lawrence R. Clark, 19, of 2602 Jay Ave,, and James Gallagher, 20, of 3163 W. 92nd St., were bound over to the jury under $2,000 bond each from the court nf Justice of the Peace Harold Gillespie in Newbury. During the last month there have been seven robberies in the area two at Ricca’s, two at Cole’s Colonial Inn, Route 322 one at AirView Inn, Route 44 Hillside Grocery, Route* 322 and Wells Rd., and the K. and W. Service Station, Routes 44 and 87, all in the same area. The night patrol established some time ago by Sheriff E John Phelps has been petrol ing the area in efforts to un ravel these burglaries, all of which had the same pattern, the smashing of a window, reaching through and turning the lock and smashing the pin ball and other machines for money. The night patrol was re warded at 3 a.m. Tuesday when Howard Richardson noticed a car parked in the rear of Junction Auto Sales, Routes 44 and 322. It aroused his suspic ion. He took the license number and notified the night patrol as it passed. The auto soon left the Junc tion Auto Sales, and it was followed by the patrol to Ki wanis Lake where it turned down a road leading to the lake and became stuck. “The men were brought to my office and have been ques tioned for several days,” said Sheriff Phelps. “Clark finally signed a statement admitting he was involved in the Ricca burglaries on Nov. 3 and Nov. 17, at 3 a.m. He said he had raced the motor of the auto so no one would hear Gallag her break the window, that Gallagher broke into the pin ball machine and juke box and got $8. Then they went to Cleveland. “Clark also wrote in the statement that on Nov. 17 a window of the Ricca door was broken as before, the bolt was pulled from the door top, and he and Gallagher went in taking 60 cartons of cigarets, a box of gloves, and $5 out of the juke box and pinball mach ines. “They also took a clock and returned to Cleveland. “When we arrested the pair/ gloves were found in the car. They matched those from the Ricca stock. “Clark, in his statement, said he lived with his mother at 589 E. 240th St., Cleveland.” Schools Aid Sale of Xmas Seals Mrs. Burdell Bican, Chair man of the Christmas Seal Sale in the County schools, reports the school seal sale pro gram opened December 8th with 100 percent cooperation of the Superintendents, Principals and the teaching staff. Last week each school was contacted and seal sale sup plies were delivered to the schools with the assistance of Mrs. William Ward of Newbury as co-chairman and a volunteer committee consisting of Mrs. Joe Zid, Claridon Mrs. Frank Yost, Parkman Mrs. Robert Johnson, Newbury and Mrs. George Hess, Newbury. Special assemblies were ar ranged for the Junior and Sen ior high school students show ing tuberculosis films accom panied by a brief message by a member of the volunteer com mittee stressing the purpose of the Christmas Seal Sale and the educational health program it finances. The volunteer com mittee held conferences with the teachers in each school giv ing suggestions on the use of Christmas Seals for school pro jects, also outlined the back ground story of the Christmas Seal with the double-barred cross symbol. The Association for many years has been interested in the health program of the schools. Recently the Associa tion demonstrated its interest by offering financial assistance to each local Board of Educa tion to hire a school nurse for the remainder of this school year to relieve the emergency in the school nursing service caused by the decrease in fed eral *nnds allocated to the County Health Department. Mrs. Bican states she is hop ing for 100 percent participa tion of the students in the school sale this year to help support the health education program of the Association which, in part, is maintained by the Association to service the schools through supplemen tary health materials of films, filmstrips, books, pamphletsand posters on any phase of health for the school program.