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WITH THE 2ND. ARMORED DIV. IN GERMANY Pfc. Kenneth C. Kronk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kronk, Chardon, Ohio, recently arrived in Ger many and is now serving with the 2nd. Armored Division. Part of western Europe’s NATO Army, this division is undergoing constant field train ing in Germany. World War II veterans will remember this same division Belgium and crossed the Ger raced across France in the sum mer of 1944, drove through man border at Schimmert on the 18th of September. They encountered fierce fighting in deep snow that winter in the Ardennes forest while helping to reduce the German “Bulge.” Kronk entered the Army in January, 1951, and was sta tioned at Camp Polk, La., be fore receiving orders transferr in ing him to Europe. A former student of Ohio State University, he was em ployed in civilian life as a salesman for Van Gorder Hard ware, Chardon. Dairymen's Banquet Is »Friday Eve Geauga County Dairymen and their wives are set for an eve ning of fine entertainment and delicious food plus a chance to meet and talk with other folks who have the same prob jj lems that they do. All this will be available at the annual all-county Dairy ban quet to be held January 23, Fri day evening, at 7:30 p.m. at the Claridon Town Hall. Appearing on the program will be Bask Reading, County Agricultural Agent of Fremont. Mr. Reading has recently return ed from Germany where he was associated with the Mutual Se curity Administration. His sub ject will be ‘‘Our Neighbor, Ger many.” Mr. Reading has a col lection of 150 colored slides to u supplement his talk. We believe you will enjoy them. The annual business meeting of the Dairy Service Unit will include the selection of direc tors, short summary of the dairy activities and a discussion of the 4-H Building program. Tickets may be secured from any of the following people: Lloyd Ober, Newbury Audre Blair, Newbury Howard Ott, Auburn George Binnig, Thomp son Sterling Timmons, Auburn Harold Thomas* Newbury Paul McNish, Middlefield Raymond MfOsbom, Chardon Ignatiius Cav anagh, Auburn Don Van Meter, Chardon. Mark Fennel, Lock wood, Ohio, Fire Destroys Barn at Troy A large barn housing 49 head of cattle was destroyed by fire on the Elden Russell farm on Rt. 700, Troy Town ship, at 2:26 a.m. today. As the Burton Fire Depart ment was engaged in fighting the East Claridon school fire with three other departments, the Chardon Fire Department, also at the school fire, took over the Burton run. The Parkman Fire Depart ment also was at the scene, along with the Middlefield Fire Department. 46 valuable cows were res cued. Three others were so badly burned they had to be killed. Also destroyed was a ^tractor, considerable farm ^equipment and other contents. Elden Russell is a brother of Marvin Russell, chief of the Burton Fire Department. Fire Chief Jack Maynard of Chardon department said at tention was given to saving the several adjoining farm build ings successfully. Firemen estimate the loss at $15,000 or more. Geauga Has 5th Fatality of Year i| Three men riding home on a dark road from an evening spent in taverns failed to turn on the curve on Route 86 at Dewey Rd. in Montville about 2:30 Saturday morning and as a result Albert Schindler, 36, ^)f Mentor, driver of the car, ns dead and Geauga marks up its fifth traffic fatality of the year. Two passengers in Schindler’s car suffered only minor in juries. The men had left home about ten o’clock and had been jp/isiting near Orwell and were on their way home. After the car rolled over the two called a neighbor who rushed the three to Lake County Memorial hospital where' Schindler was dead on arrival. The accident victim was bon jjn Cleveland and lived in Hambden. before moving to Mentor township about four years ago. Schindler was a partner in the construction firm doing business as “Bill and Al Con struction Work.” s- sT*** Published weekly by Geauga Publishers, inc. Entered as Second Class Matter at the Chardon Postoffice. Plan Special Train to Maple Fete At a maple festival board of directors meeting Monday eve ning at the Court House, first plans were made for the 1953 festival, April 10, 11, and 12. Three new members of the board are Ture Johnson of Bur ton and Donald Ellicock and Fred Austin of Chardon. Three officials of the National Railway Historical Society, mid way branch, Barberton, Ohio, were present to confer with the board relative to running a special train into Chardon on orte day of the festival, probably Sunday. The men present were Clark Lord, presi dent of the society, L. F. Cahoon, vice president, and Howard P. Weaver, publicity director. Mayor Don Muchmore and Donald Ellicock, publicity dir ector for the festival, were ap pointed to work out the details with the railway men. The train would originate at Canton with stops at Akron. Youngstown and Warren. The board decided to again have golden wedding and old timer’s parties, to have antique displays by dealers, and to have a hobbies exhibit, for which Mr. Ellicock offered the use of the rooms over his real estate office at the south end of the square. Mr. A. B. Carlson, chairman of the board, returned from Florida to be present at this board meeting. Another meet ing will be held in two weeks, with weekly meetings there after until the festival. Ask Mothers to March in Polio Drive Twenty-five hundred mothers are needed in Geaug acounty for help in completing the an nual Geauga county “Mothers’ March” this year, Chairman Charles H. Hall, stated today. During January the March of Dimes campaign has been carried on most effectively by a corps of township and divis- The members of the Aquarius Club of Chardon under the leadership of their president, Mrs. F. T. Bost wick, have undertaken the Chardon March of Dimes as a club project. “We will need more help for the “Mother’s March on Polio,” and would like to ask any of the women in Char don who would like to help to join us in making this the most sucessful campaign ever held in Chardon,” Mrs. Bost wick said today. “The wor kers will meet at the Thra sher House at 7 o’clock Thursday evening, Jan. 29. Anyone who would like to help is asked to call Char don 5-4701 ional county chairmen. This campaign closes on Saturday, Jan. 31, but the big event will be the “Mothers’ March” on January 29, between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. At that time each and every house in Geauga county will be contacted. During 1952 *the Geauga County Chapter of The National Foundation of Infantile Paraly sis paid the expenses for 55 of the 59 polio patients. This program and these financial ar rangements are made available by the. generous donations of the people of Geauga county. In 1952 the people of Geauga county contributed approxim ately $11,600.00. Due to the great amount of additional ex pense the committee has set as a goal this year $15,000.00. Out of each dollar collected for The March of Dimes, .50c is retained in Geauga and the bal ance is sent to the National Federation for disbursement either back to Geauga county or to other chapters that have need therefor. The local chap ter has had to borrow from the National Foundation in each of the last four years, because our funds were insufficient. More mothers are needed, so for the benefit of those having questions there follows a list of the campaign committee. Just contact your Township Chair man: Chardon Village Mrs. F. T. Bostwick. Chardon Township Mrs. (Continued on page ten) f.J ^4 Offer Trees in Geauga There are still some one mil lion trees available for reforest ation from the state nurseries in Ohio, but they are going fast. If you intend to make a planting this spring it would be advisa ble to send in a request immed iately. Application blanks are available in the Extension office at the Old School building in Burton. Many persons in Geauga coun ty are interested in establishing Christmas tree plantings. These Judge Harold J. was promoted to the Pleas bench by ap of Governor Frank Probale Richmond Common pointment J. Lausche last Firday. V Richmond Becomes Common Pleas Ji succeeds who re in Cleve out the Judge Richmond William K. Thomas, signed to practice law land. He will serve term of Judge Thomas, which expires in 1955. Geauga’s new Common Pleas judge has spent almost his en tire 55 years in Geauga. He was born in Cleveland but his family moved to Geauga a few years after he was born. He was graduated from Ches ter high school in 1915. He received his law degree in 1930. He is a veteran of World CHARDON, GEAUGA COUNTY, OHIO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1953 ..... 'hu r! In a simple ceremony, reenacted above fo rthe camera, Judge Harold J. ichmond took the oath of office as common pleas judge of Geauga before Donald Phillips, Ge auga clerk of courts. The ceremony was performed in the judge’s chambers in the courthouse. War I. He served as a pilot and was honorably discharged April 23, 1919. For 16 years, Richmond was manager of the Shepard Bus Co. of Mayfield Heights. He is a former Chester Township trustee, justice of the peace and once served on school board. GEAUGA RECORD START REPAIRING CLARIDON SCHOOL CLARIDON Pictured above are volunteer workers starting to put a temporary roof over the basement of the burned portion of the Claridon school to protect the heating, electrical and water systems. The board of education is furnishing the lumber and nails. The community is furnishing the manpower. trees, of course, must be obtain ed from commercial sources. The Extension Office in Burton, also has available a list of of sources of tree planting stock. The lack of sufficient labor has resulted in smaller plantings of trees in recent yearjs. With the advent of the tree planting machine, this problem can be partially solved. Last years trees were planted at the rate of 700 to 1,000 trees per hour, depending on the openness of the site. If you are interested in- using a tree planting machine it is im portant that you call or write a’t once to reserve the machine. Contact Ture Johnson, Farm Forester at Burton. Ohio xS'x IB? HI PB the Chester- time he is and defense At the present director of training in the Geauga County Civil Defense Organization. He assisted in the organiza tion of the Chester Fire Depart ment of which he is secretary and treasurer, and is a former secretary of the Geauga County Firemen’s Association. He is a member of the Geauga Advis ory Council. Also he is affil- 4? OW i 4 V .A s Operating Sheriff’sOfficeCost Geauga$l. 52perPerson in ’52 It cost approximately $ 521 County officers made 476 ar per person for police protec- rests during the past year, ac 1 tion in Geauga according to cording to the report. Thirty year end figures released one of the arrests were women today by Sheriff E. John Phelps. 63 were juveniles and 382 were Total expense of operating men. Approximately one out of the seven man sheriff s force every f°ur men arrested were and the county jail was $40,- Negroes. Thirty of the arrests 601.04 for the year. In fees were on felony charges and and fines $11,001.06 was col-1356 non misdemeanors. lected. The sheriff’s figures, of The county jail during the course, do not include the cost Past year served 5,183 meals of operation of the police de-1to prisoners. The telephone rang partments in the various com- 993 times as Geauga people munhipc called in complaints. There were 25,650 radio messages ex changed with deputies* cars or nearby police stations. w 1- JH I I dF I w L. & Pleas The new Common judge is the son of Mrs. Milli cent Richmond, who resides in Chester. His father is not living He has five brothers, Roland and Carl of Cleveland, Ray mend of Chester, Thomas of East Claridon and Leonard of St. Louis, Mo. and three sisters, Mrs. James field, Mrs. Talmadge, Lamoreaux Kothera of Middle Gleason Jacobs of O., and Mrs. Ira of Columbus. \Jmo The department investigated and filed reports on 470 auto mobile accidents during the past year. (This figure does not in clude accidents in Chardon or Middlefield village or by the state patrol). The sheriffs department dar ing the past year operated with four deputies regularly on the road and three radio operators. 50 Attend Hearing on Zoning A A citi met 19, MUNSON About fifty zens of Munson Township on Monday evening, Jan. 1953, at the Town Hall in Fow lers Mills to consider changes in the Township’s Zoning Res olution. Martin Miller, Chair man of the Zoning Commission, presided. Each proposed change was read to the group and com ment was invited. The cflanges having to do with rear lot areas, distance between dwellings, boarding houses, guest houses, and tem porary builder’s shacks were all dealt with in turn. The con sensus of the meetinog was fa- L„ vorable in each case to the lated with the Knights of Py- cfoanges Where objections to thias- the changes were heard, they On Oct. 17, 1925, Judge mostly were that the Zoning Richmond married Miss Flor- Resolution or thechanges were ence Caswell of Cleveland. not strict enough. They are parents of two chil dren, Harold,, Jr., 26, student The proposal to permit Bass at Toledo University, and Don- Lake Incorporated to have peat aid, 19, at home. removed from the area north and east of the present Bass lake and thus enlarge the lake, received the most discussion. After thorough analysis of proposal, the majority of meeting seemed in favor the peat removal. the the of A second hearing is to be held before the Township trus tees on Monday, Jan. 26th at 8 p.m. in the town hall. All interested citizens are invited to attend. Mothers are serving dinners tc workers in the Town Hall at noon and are keeping hot cof-1 fe on the stove at all hours for the workers. The board of education is fur nishing the lumber and the nails and Claridon is furnishing the manpower. They expect to have I their school reopened within i two weeks. The decision to depend on vol unteer help to put the school back in operation was decided at an emergency mass meeting of township folk at the town hall Sunday afternoon. Besides deciding to go ahead and start their repair work var ious organizations suggested and are starting on various fund raising projects to cover the loss which probably exceeds the in surance coverage. About 40 men worked all day Monday and about 30 more worked Monday night clearing away the debris from the fire. Poles were erected and the II uminating company posted flood lights so the work could go on until eleven o’clock at night. All nearby schools offered the use of facilities to the Claridon school board. The eighth grade students have been sent to Char don and Burton. The rest are getting their ‘‘spring vacation” S now. Preliminary estimates of dam age range between $80 thousand and a hundred thousand dollars. Two classrooms, offices, toil et, cafeteria and kitchen were totally destroyed in the fire. But the new addition which was in the process of construction was only slightly damaged. Volunteers expect to put a temporary roof over the boiler, pump and electrical panel to provide the remaining portion of the building with heat, elec tricity and water. The new construction indues a gymnasium which can be con verted temporarily into class room use. The fire apparently broke out in the walls about noon last Fri day and the school’s 172 pupils were evacuated when smoke started seeping in. Burton fire chief Marvin Rus sell said the smoke came from a burning chimney and a hole was burned through the roof. He ordered the school closed for the day. Fire broke out anew Friday night and firemen fought and stood by the smouldering build ing until Saturday morning. Four Geauga fire departments cooperated in fighting the blaze. Award Prizes to Schools for Essays Cash prizes of $7.50 I were awarded by the Geauga County Tuberculosis and Health CC(/A AoT“^‘n Single Copies 10c Volume 105 Number 5 Volunteers Expect to Open Burned School in Two Weeks CLARIDON Claridon fathers are taking time off from work today to volunteer their help in repairing their school, gutted by a disastrous fire last Friday. And those who can’t take time off are working evenings by floodlights. each Association to Thompson and Burtdn schools for their school newspaper entries in the An nual School Press Project spon sored by the National, State and local Tuberculosis Assoc iations. Editors of zen” published by school are: Conny Neil Corrigan, Susan Jerry Wagner. Franklin Thom as is editor of the “Flash,** published by Burton school. the “Citi Thompson Corrigan, Tuttle and Myrtle Rodgers, Exec Secretary, reports the for the entries in the were Mrs. Walter Corey Mrs. utive judges contest and F. Committtee Association. According to their decision the efforts of both schools were equal which re sulted in a tie, giving each school an equal share in the prize money offered by the Association to the schools in Geauga County participating in the project. R. Schofield, Executive members of the Copies of the school papers of Thompson and Burton will be forwarded to the Ohio Tuberculosis and Health Assoc iation to be entered in a1 State wide contest for prize awards. The State prize win ners will bfe entered in the Na tional contest for final winners. With the School Seal Sale completed, Mrs. Burdell Bican. Chairman, reports Newbury school ranks high in the county with an average of .1357 per pupil. Claridon school second place West ___ __________ _______ third place with an average of .1253 .1352 per pupil and Geauga, Russell ranked per pupil. ChardonCagers Loose to Bainbridge BAINBRIDGE Wayne Aranta’s 27 points paced the Bainbridge High Bombers 63-47 basketball win Chardon Tuesday. RESERVES Bainbridge 38. to a over Bainbridge—63 F. T. G. May, If 7 2 h6 Hrabak, rf 0 2 .2 Hubman, 7 0 14 Hunter, 1g 1 1 •3 Aranta, rg 9 9 11 Batzhleder, 0 1 1 Chardon—47 G. F. T. Starr, If 6 3 15 Grau, rf 5 2 I2 Fulton, 2 0 •4 Hannan, 1g 5 0 10 McKee, rg 0 0 0 Temple, 2 0 -4 Rees, 1 0 2 Chardon 39, flying Hiljl i their fifth Chardon’s high toppers rang up straight Western Reserve Lea gue triumph here Firday night,?a 80 to 70 win over Kirtland. In all, five Chardon players and two Hornets got into twia column scoring. Chardon hopped off to an 18 to 9 first period lead arid moved out to 47 to 33 at tnc half. In the third period they raised their lead to 69 to 4f. Then, in the final period Kirt land came to life outscoring tne home forces by 23 to 11. i The defeat pushed Kirtlarjd deeper into fourth place in ttie WRL with one win and three losses. I CHARDON—-80 G. F. Starr 5 1 Grau 5 5 5 Temple 1 0 Hannan 6 7 9 McMasters 0 0 i° Fulton 9 1 w McKee 5 4 KIRTLAND—70 G. F. Spencer 0 0 •o Bradshaw 0 2 2 Inglis 1 2 .4 Spiker 8 8 24 Durst 0 0 .0 Dimpsey 11 4 26 Headings 1 1 3 Simpson 3 3 Legros 2 2 6 Hernandez 1 0 2 Chardon won the jayvee game, 30 to 24 with Walt Mc Master’s 12 points leading the way. Charles Schwan, 76, Died Saturday MIDDLEFIELD Charles Schwan, 76, retired farmer who had resided the last 25 years in a home he built on Main st., died Hhturday in the Dora Ann Rest Home, Mantua, where he had been confined since Nov. 9. He had been ill since suffering a stroke in October. Born Dec. 7, 1876, in Cleve land, Mr. Schwan came to the Middlefield area 34 years ago. He and his wife lived on a farm on Middlefield Parkman Rd. before moving to the Main st. address, to celebrate anniversary necessitated plans. Mrs. mer Sophia Behrend, also a native of Cleveland. They had planhed their 50th wedding Nov. 26, but illness cancellation of the Schwan is the for- Surviving besides the wife are four daughters, Mrs. Ethel Young, Mrs. Gladys Welch and Miss Dorothy Schwan, all of Middlefield, and Mrs. Myrtle Baker of Chardon a sister, Mrs. Emily Stein, and brother, William Schwan, of Cleveland, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Rites were to be held Wed nesday at the Lara way Funeral Home. Burial was to be in Mid dlefield cemetery. The Rev. Al bert S. Wolstencroft, pastor of the First Methodist church was to officiate. YOUR NEWSPAPER Is made possible by the support' of the Merchants in your Community. Trade at home and support your local Merchants.