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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
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
They were guests of Mr. Art
Van Nort, Supt. of Forest
Rangers of the Southern Dis
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
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
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
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
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
Two young men riding in the
Cleveland boy’s car received
slight head injuries.
County Health
Officers Are
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
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 Mrs. Arthur
Fuerst of Claridon has been
hired as Burton school nurse.
She will work two hours each
day in the school.
Ina Taylor Resigns from
Geauga Historical Museum
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
The following article on Mrs.
Taylor is reprinted from the
Republican-Record of two years
“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
‘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-
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
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
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
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.
V140 Ao^t“ide'n
Middlefield Library will be
closed from Dec. 22 through
Jan. 2. Anyone desiring books
should secure them before Dec.
Mrs. K. G. Kiviniemi, Mrs.
Joe Preisler, Mrs. R. L. Esen
wine and Mrs. Robert Burris
were Cleveland shoppers Thurs
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
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
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
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Merry
field spent the week end with
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gray in
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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,
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
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
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
“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
“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.

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