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in Service DEGERNDORF, GERMANY —Army Pvt. Donald Sedivy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Sed ivy, Route 87, Newbury, Ohio, graduated recently from the European Training Center at Degerndorf, Germany. Command MedicaL The center provides instruc tion in the latest techniques of Army field medicine. In addition to'a medical non-com missioned officer course, it pro vides training for hospital corpsmen and Army nurses. Private Sedivy, serving as an aidman in the 51st Medical Ambulance Company, entered the Army last March. Uni- He attended Ohio State versity. Fight Tuberculosis Buy and Use Christmas Seals Merl Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ormie Rogers, left re cently for the training camp in Kentucky. His present address is: Pvt. Merl Rogers, RA 154 96461, Co. T, 53d Inf. Reg., 101 Airborn Div., Camp Brecken Airborne Div., Camp Brecken- Says Water Shortage Inexcusable This was revealed by Floyd Hopkins, owner of the property on which the wells are located, at the public meeting called by the Board of Public Affairs Wednesday night in House in efforts to solution of Chardon’s Thrasher reach a problem, ago pur- Hopkins some time chased his property on 6 on which the famous netic and artesian well cated. This well flows gallons per hour, and has been doing it for 80 years. Another well is yielding 3,500 gallons per hour. With the plan of having his own private trout stream, Hop kins had drilled 11 other wells, all good producers. He said construction work on engineer ing plans are to* begin this spring for building a ,dam, spillway lake and the trout streams. After the meeting Hopkins was asked if he would welcome any satisfactory plan proposed whereby Chardon Village could use this water. He said “yes.” Chairman of the meeting was Max Greenler of the Board of Public Affairs, who introduced J. H. Weisgarber, well expert, of the Ohio Drilling Co., Massil lon. This firm drills wells for many municipalities in Penn sylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Michigan. Mr. Weisgarber has been surveying the Chardon area. “Your water situation in Chardon has had wide publicity and is well known,’’ he said. “You are now pumping eight wells, but have not seemed to get any that produces too much water. “South of town are head waters of the Chagrin River. I feel there is a glacial drift there that would produce water. This is i Bass Lake. North Of town arf, headwaters of Big Creek, but’ I do not know too muchabOsL v wuuiu piuuutc “I would suggest drilling fesi wells south of W. A. DifrdrTr’r Co., south of Chardon i south of the Joe Schultz dence north of the creAjK-~be- lieve water is flowing to thei^ west, and .that drilling should be further through Berea sand rock and then., ‘shoot It.’ “The thing is to find water' in the gHcIal deposit'.. It will cost money to get information on these tests, but its up to you to get, water for the village. “I recommended a 12-inch hole which would cost $8 ^er foot plus screen. An eight-inch would cost $5 per foot. Samples in the test would be taken of formations each two and half feet.” Donald Doersam, head of the water department, estimated that his department was pump ing 300,000 gallons a day. “Four years ago 125 gallons per minute was sufficient for the town,” he said. Also present at the meeting was Hewitt Fredebaugh, well driller, who has done consider able work on Chardon wells. JayCees Prepare Xmas Baskets s The Chardon Junior Chamber of Commerce will aX&fc£distHb-, Ml ute more„rthntfcv4^nlif flwDCh Christmas bi ilies in the---------- Anyone AWb has knowledge Voluh of a needy and deserving family evening, can aid the JC basket distribu- Mar 1 tion by giving the names and ag-' Owen, Glenn es of the members of the fr 2 to Rev. Strong, 5-9071 or 5-813- Publiihed weekly by Geauga Publisher*. Inc. Entered at Second Claw Matter at the Chardon Poatoffice. Plan Xmas Eve Service at Munson is While Chardon. Village faced with a serious water shortage and must find more copious wells, 12 wells, two miles west of Chardon are pro ducing 50,000 gallons of high quality water per hour. Dedicate Christinas Tree at Chardon Friday Night Ae record turnout of Chardon residents is expected Friday night for the first annual Com munity Christmas Program. This year the program, which will be presented under the Village Christmas Tree at the south end of the square, will feature the dedication of the tree. In suc ceeding years the program will be continued as a Tree Lighting Ceremony, affording Chardon ites an opportunity to asemble in the spirit of joy and good will FOWLERS MILLS The Fowlers Mills Community Christian church is having a candlelight service Christmas eve from 11 to 12 midnight. Special vocal and instrumen tal music will be given by the Girl’s Quartette of the church Readings will Rex Thornburgh Edward Kuehnel, church, will tell the Christmas story. Buy Christmas Seals Fight Tuberculosis Santa to Visit Geauga Kiwanis Route mag is lo 3,200 Santa Claus is a Kiwanian— at least word has been received that he will attend this week’s Kiwanis meeting at the Char don Methodist church in Char don. Fourteen Geauga Kiwanis members will earn presents for themselves if they keep up their perfect attendance record for the rest of the year. Four are eligible for three year pins and four for two year pins. Four year prospects are Harry Bickle, Howard Ensign and Kenneth Ostrosky. Two year pins may go to Clifford Bab cock, Arthur Grossman, Frank Schofield and Robert. Wolcott. Prospects for one year'pins are Pete Barone, Gilbert Monigold, Hubert Starr, Robert Wirt. Mrs. Rebecca OMs Entertains Past Chiefs MIDDLEFIELD The Past Chiefs’ club was entertained Monday evening at thb home of Mrs. Rebecca Olds. The Olds’ home was beauti riuliyr decorated Christmas with many ideas taken from lands that Mrs. Olds has visited. of Following an evening Canast^, refreshments served by the hostess, —4---------------- were Buy and Use Christmas Seals probably a feeder^’Toonm* TO ^WrOMUNITY ,00' to. be’ donated toward uieunci $8Q00 to. be dwiAted towjirq ajjd also Opportunity School. Mrs. Tr^.S1 RaJph Randles and Mts. Har61d NEWS v.frotn BURTON News by Barbara Goff Coming Events: YOUNG ADULTS will hold a Tpee-trimming party at the Congregational church' on Saturday evening, Dec. 20th. FIRE DEPT, meets Tuesday evening, Dec. 23rd at the fire station. ADREM, CLIO AND TUES DAY CLUBS will not meet during the holidays. POMONA GRANGE will meet Saturday, Dec. 20th at 8:30 at the Claridon Grange Hall. All County awards will be presented. All Masters and Lecturers are especially asked to attend. Picnic lunch. Personals Mr. and .MW- John Musil have sold their G. store to* Mt. and Mrs Tufle of -Lake todbd, Wfli” take dfer1 the present employees will remain. Mr Jinn s. Tufle wi nt Je ove en gift by th re Dept, on Friday The annual Christmas pro gram of the Woman’s Fellow- which is the keynote of the Yule season. The ceremony will feature brief talks by Mayor Don Much more and JC President Bill Car son. Mr. Fred C. Rutz, donor of the tree, will dedicate it to the village an drelate its inter esting and appropriate history. Music for the program will be provided by the brass sextet un der the direction of Fred Austin. The hearty voices of all the vil lagers present, augmented by the Pilgrim Christian Church choir, will participate in singing the best-loved Christmas hymns and songs. Ken ward of tele vision and radio fame, will act as Master of Ceremonies for the evening and will lead the group 'singing. In connection with the com munity program Santa Claus will arrive in town at 6 p.m. and will halt his sleigh under the village tree. He will have gifts for all the children and will and Crawford Wright will play listen to their toy requests until a medley of Christmas carols on the organ. 8 m. be given by and the Re”, pastor of the Cfer $25 Prize for Decorations A $25 United States Savings Bond awaits the lucky winner of the Houselighting Contest being sponsored locality by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Three beautiful table lamps will be awarded by the JC contest judg es to the second .third, and fourth place winners. Contest officials have report ed wide spread enthusiasm throughout the village and re quests for the “G-E Holiday Lighting Guide” have begun .to pour into contest headquarters. Decoration with light is an ex cellent way of expressing Christ mas greetings to friends and neighbors, according to Bill Hanna, JC Committeeman in charge. “Strings of colored lights over the entrance td your Home, a lighted window, ?r a deeorated tf«e?te theydftf tan make your hbme a btacdn of friendliness,” he said. Hanna predicted that the Christmas decorations in “Chardon W year will far surpass those of prev ious years. Veteran and neophyte house decorators alike will find many valu5blb suggestions in the lighting guide which the Junior Chamber has available. Call 5 8134 if you desire a copy. Clarence W James Taken by Death j8* TROY Clarence W. James, former Troy resident, died sud denly from a heart attack at his home in East Cleveland -on Friday, Nov. 21. Mr. James was borp in Troy and spent about 30 years of his life there. He was 81 sd the time of his death.* He leaves his widow, Clara Leifer Jaipes. His widojy’s sis* The benefit Swiss ^teak Din* ter, Vergie Leifer, lives .eVBMs ....------- .. Lake where Mr, aftd Mrs. James speftt their summers for the past two years. p'urial was at-, Massillon, Ohio, on Nbv. 24th. was an Odd Fellow for years, joining in Geauga county. They Holmes WQuld like ^to thank alt who supported this worthwhile .project by donating conducted, the graveside serv their service, fqod or attend- ices as he had transferred his membership to Massillon. ----------4- ■Nfaminir.n Mr. and Mrs. Gernhard of Cleveland were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Herbert Hay. Weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Harms were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Norcross and chil dren of Berea. Mr. and Mrs. George Wells were hosts to the annual Christ mas party of the Mr. and Mrs. Club. About 13 couples and 19 children were present. They enjoyed carol-pinging and a visit from Santa. rtoiMr-uWMli Mypf ^anlR? Brode and son, Norman, of Northwlp The afnd •J«Dr. iand MrsJ* Gaylord (Continued on page’twelve* -. 'r $■’S'*’ V 'z' do: L-u xir__ ship group wap held Wednes day evening at the.church. The Pinochle club held their annual Christmas party at the Homestead Inn on Tuesday eve ning. Member^ enjoyed dinner, and played games and had a gift exchange. ng.^ —W 1 3 IWWt effftMB MEI fi| poration for outstanding service. Only 600 been awarded in the United States ajgp| i, Glenn Maben and Karl a “Merry Christmas.” We awarded only to outstanding radio and teles -amjfatXMKrOttendpilg fcauga GJIO%eforo the award is made the shoals -8134. County Firemen’s meeting in Christmas day. Here is the prepared for your conven- NUW. 11 TRI T'WWty telephone just call Char don 5-4621 TODAY. CHARDON PuBLfu LrakrnT MSUGA COUNTf LIBRARY SERVICE CHARDON, GEAUGA COUNTY, OHIO, THURSDAC, DECEMBER 18, 1952 GEAUGA RECORD Jimmy Kempf and Broken Sidewalk Chardon sidewalks like the portion pictured above are a nuisance and the village of Chardon may be liable for damages a jury indicated last week in common pleas court. li: The jury did not award damages to Richard Hanna in his suit against the village as they were unable to agree whether his fail on the ide was caused by snow •or the broken sidewalk or if he exercised proper care. But they did agree as to the condition and resrxmsibiiity ,of Chardon sidewalks. u ii If Jimmy Kempf should trip pn the broken edges,, showing in the picture his folks could sue either the vil lage or the county. The sidewalk is in front of the sher iff’s office in Chardon. With winter coming on sno wwill cover over the ir regularities in the walk. The unwary pedestrian who doesn’t lift his feet extra high when he walks may be tripped into a fall that may result in damages or even NEWS from MIDDLEFIELD Following the Close of the Temple, a social hour was en joyed, and the birthdays of News by Nellie Wright Diamond Temple Na. 269 i i ’ill Ju yS'*. airu uie uiruiuays ui honored their two remaining those, whose birthdays occurred Charter members'at their meet- during the last two months ing Thursdav evening. The were celebrated. Mrs. F. H. Mc Tetnple 'was organized 47 years: Guerer was the only «one to Ago lart. /Xpril and Mrs. Grace receive the honor. White and Mrs. Lillie Shedd 7 l\ are the two members who join- Refreshments were served, ed at-that time who are living. The tables were beautifully Vhfortunately, Mrs. Shedd was dcorated, suggesting Christmas, ill .with” a heavy cold and Members of the decorating com cottld not be present. Mrs. I mittee were Mrs. Venna Poor White gave., a ^history of the man, Mrs Lillie Coe and Mrs. organization 'ifrom the begin- Rachel Rice. The refreshment ning up to i'933 and another committee werq Mrs. Jeannette Chapter, leading up to present Burt, Mrs. Marie Adams and axda of Radi Burton recaivM an award of merit pla GHOfcafore tha award is made complaints. To bo eligible the shop bee to cany an adequate supply the last two months The were celebrated^ Mrs. F. H. Me- Tetnple was organized 47 years Guerer was the only -one to Miss Betty Adams. Vjos°o Police Seek Owners of Lost Articles Chardon Chief John R. Bohl said today that he has quite, a collection of unclaimed items in the Chardon Village Police Department which he would be pleased to return to the rightful owners. Among items are a tricycle, women’s gloves, child’s shoulder pocketbook, wallet, corduroy jacket small child, book, eye and many sets of keys. treasurer and Mrs. Parsons secretary. -. 4ou '-jtiijrrrt -l i isiV/ ♦is .vni’l the scarf, over plastic for a glasses If you have lost anything during the past several months and have not as yet checked with the police department, why not come in or call Char don 5-2125 between 9 and Deny Rumor of New Supermarket supermarket was build a 04* ,-r 57 have been nothing except in quiries and the chances that they, might materialize into a are quite remote.” said Mr. Wearsch. Sure venture Help Stamp Out Tuberculosis CharlesLeggett Heads County Firemen The Geauga County Fire men’s Association held a meet ing at Thompson on Thursday, Dec. 11. Election of officers resulted as follows: President, Charles Leggett of Montville vice president, Nelson McGurer of Middlefield sec-treas., Paul Robinson. The association is made up of firemen from Chardon, Bain bridge, Chester, Middlefield, Parkman, Barton, Thompson,. Mqntville, Concord and Russell. The next meeting will be thd second Thursday in Feb ruary, at Montville,: Maple Festival Set :i for April 10-11-12 At a meetint of the Maple Festival’board Monday night, the dates for' the 1953 festi vAl were set as April 10,11._____________ and-- 42. I A. B. Carlson is chairman for 195$, Pool McNish vice. hpU^ program will be chairman, Robert Prince spntpd hv fh_ Trnv A poem was written for the occasion, by Mrs. Edna Burt of Burton, The Garden Ctu^ was enter taiped Thursday evening at tite hoine of Mrs. A. J. Jordak. The evening was spent in mak ing Christmas decorations for the house and table, corsages etc., Refreshments were served by- the hostess and her mother, Mrs. J. G. Sallen, co-hostess. The WomansSociety for. Christiah*1 SriMde'iof the First Methodist church will meet in the church parlors Tuesday evening, Xec. 25. The Dorcas Circle will be in charge of the program and the Martha Circle will be hostesses. Mr. and Mrs. William Weber and daughter, NAncy, attended the Christmas party of the Mid-western Cactus Society at the home of Mrs. Max Forke in Parma, Sunday afternoon. The Rug-making class held their last meeting of this year Thursday afternoon in the Home-Ec room of the school. They are learning to make braided and hooked rugs. A daughter, weighing seven pounds and six ounces was born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Young, Jr., at Corey hospital, Monday, Dec. 15 about 2 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Wright of Butler, Pa., called on their sister, Miss Nellie Wright, Sat urday afternoon. Mrt. Carrie Town has re turned home after spending a few Mays with her aunt, Mrs. Mari£' Smith Mentor. MtkA anM* illipni Parker Patker were in and TO O Th be of or- ders ord will lish your families* plans dor fhitotmas I bulleto^ on.eihi US •fc- 5-4621 and we wwtd teg booth jrt the fair, appreciate it if you would ..—1,1 1 call TODAY. Aolu.d€,n o£‘° Single Copies 10c Volume 104 Number 51 •'1 Suspect Confesses to 4 Geauga Burglaries Charles Cochran, 28, of Bain bridge, is in the county jail to day awaiting grand jury action on four burglaries in Bainbridge to which he has given a signed confession to Geauga sheriff’s deputies. With the arrest of Cochran the sheriff hopes he writes “fin is” to a series of robberies that have plagued Geauga. Last week two men were arrested for a series of store robberies. Cochran was arrested by FBI Chardon I 1 Buys New School Bus. The rumor that a grocery likely rIto store on Water st.,1 Chardon, next door to the Burr 1 and Smith Furniture store, was denied today 1 by Wearsch, local realtor. “There have been inquiries r^. about the property but they ci*ase a new 59 passenger ... school bus to start in operation ’the first of the year. Gerald Chardon’s school board in a special meeting last Thursday afternoon authorized the pur- in a The continually increasing enrollment has forced the ad dition of the new bus which was purchased from the Mentor Motor Sales of Mentor. Six bids were submitted on the bus and the Mentor firm was lowest. The bus will be a White with a Superior body. Present plans are to use the bus on the route now covered by Herman Dreyer. Mr. Dreyer will probably drive the new bus. Mr. Dreyer’s old bus is being purchased by the school and will probably be used on a smaller route. Purchase price of the new bus according to Jennie David son, school board clerk, $6,150. Troy Plans Community Xmas Party ii’TROY —1 Monday night, Dec. Comnwnity House in Reason has ‘its Xdrmal beginning- with a township party. Gifts, treats, games and refreshments will be iii lorder. Every child and 224.at the Comnumit Troy, uie Christmas and to enjoy the spirit and friendliness. pf ^tnls Chrij ecial pre sented by the Troy Congregantyr_ tional church. A highlight of the service will be participation by the jiinior and senior choirs. Special solos by Myron Has Ellison and Stewart Hoover. This particular Yuletide pro gram is designed to be a con tribution to ttyp sfei^it of Christ mas in Troy. Basketball40 Tourney at Burton Friday BURTON —i Invitational high school basketball jtourifc^ ament will jtake place Dec.y 22 and 23 at the Burton High school gymnasium. Burtcn will □ec 22 and Garfield High will play at Aurora and play at 8 p.m. Bainbridge and of Garrettsville 9:30 in the evening. Losers of the two games will play together at 8 o’ clock on Dec. 23 and the winners will match their skill at 9:30. A trophy will be presented to the end ston and winning team at the that evening. Admis 40 cents for children cents for adults. of 75 Boy Gets $175 Injury Award BURTON—Steven Padavick, 6-year-old Burton boy, was awarded $175 in probate court this week for injuries he suf fered while playing on the fair grounds last fall. ,• i’4’ .p cf J! s i»X3 The judgment was rendered against the Geauga County Ag rieuittd-M SoCiety, operators of the Gee uga-County- Fair’c-The boy was tajuqpdwhorl-ite was playing on the fair grounds shortly after the fair. He and some companions found rifle **ie fair grounds -jssed-into :«»bort lets SB® been dropped by one of the concessionaires who had a shoot- Hole Stamp Out Tubp 1 agents near Pittsburgh at the re quest of the local officers who went after him and brought him back Monday. Cochran, who was employed in a grocery store in Chagrin Falls, is married and the father of four children. The family lived in Bainbridge on Bain bridge Rd. near the county line when he committeed the rober ies. His suspicious approach to a home in Bainbridge started the investigation but did not produce enough evidence to hold him. He fled to* Pitts burgh and a search of his home showed traces to tie him in defi nitely with the burglaries. In his confession^ fCochran On J\ine 1st about 11 a.m. I dro’v6 up to the house of Mrs. i Ellen Woodward on Geauga i Lake Road, Bainbridge town- 4 ship and rapped on the front doqr. Nobody seemed to be at. home so Itried the door, which was locked. Sq-j went around to the back door and it was lock ed. Then I came around the side of the house and found an un locked window an dentered the premises. I took a clock radio, perculator and automatic toaster Then I got in my car and drove home. On June 2nd I drove east on the Bainbridge Auburn road to about a mile east of Bain bridge to Mrs. Vernon Col lin’s residence. There I pulled into the driveway and looked around. There seemed to be no one home so I went around to the back door which was open. I took a television set. On June 4 about 11 a.m. I drove south of route 306 and pulled into the drive of the Ray Dietz’s. A little dog came out and I played around with the dog. No one came out of the house and I got around to the back door which was open. I took one pair pearls, two pair of beads, five necklaces, 6 pair earrings, one ring, three scatter pins, three chains, two brooches, three gold bracelets, two silver charm bracelets. .” is On Jtine 5 about one o’clock I drovfc to the Hamilton’s resi dence on Geauga Lake road about a mile south of Bain bridge. I went to the back door •f-it .was locked I pushed It Si. I took bedspreads, bla J.»heeta, jewelry box, :?1 watchea” t&dis Jr iohn srw __ _i Gtofmas. J. __ .season .sponsored by the local .£ CHESTER church. euILSt1 i On Sunday, Dec.,^™ S. Holroyd Killed by Auto Rebecca,£ whcKprecqded him 11 years aieiiOJ qoH ssn Mr. Jiolroyd, wag bom in,. Yorkshire, .Bngftmd. Had he lived until January 1 he would Eave bqen 80 years old. He came to the United States 47 years ago and when he had secured work and established a home he sent for his wife and young son. In his active years he was employed as a roll grinder for the American Steel and Wire Co. He lived in Cleveland until 10 years ago (when he came to Chester where he made his home witli# his son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Seufer, Chillicothe Road. Mr. Holroyd was Full land. a member of the Bethel Gospel church in Clevc- his later years he made In the writing of poetry his pas time and assisting ter in her home, very quiet man. his daugh He was a suddenly as automobile home on Death came very the result of an accident near his Thursday evening December 11. Mr. Holroyd is survived by the daughter with whom he lived, Mrs. Marjorie Seufer, a daughter, Mrs. Mary Christian lives in Illinois. His grand children are Marjorie, Nancy and Ruth Seufer Betty Jean and William K. Christian and Mrs. Doris Ruth Shope Mar jorie and Robert Holroyd and Mrs. Evelyn Melton two great granddaughters, Beverly Elaine and Deborrah Ruth Shope. Two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Hannah Jackson and Mrs. I^icy Milner of Yorkshire, England. His son died last January.* Plan Fox Newbury NEWBURY ihBtjT Fox the Ne pppual prizes to winning trap •shooters. The public is invited.