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Service at Munson i Worlds Day of Prayer" will be observed in the Fowlers Mills Community church" Friday, February 20, at 1:30 p.m. Six churches are cooperating in this service, two in Chester Novelty, Fullertown and New bury. Special speaker will be Miss Alena Calkins from the Cleveland Bible College, wli was a missionary to India for 25 years. Walter Hirst will be at the organ and there will be special music by a girls' quar Wit# and a girls' choir* 'Iruit Growers I School Is leb. 25 The Annual Geauga County Fruit Growers School will be held aX the Old School Build ing in will Burton. The meeting be held all day, Wednes day, February 25 beginning at 10:00 a.m. and closing about 0^ 3 00 p.m. after which the fruit committee will be selected. The morning program will consist of talks on "Fruit In sects and Their Control" by T. H. Parks, and "Establishing a New Orchard" by Vernon Patterson. The lunch hour at the Hosmer restaurant will be from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. The afternoon program will open with a talk on "Spray Rig Pressure Gages and Their Accuracy" by Sam Huber. If you want your pressure gage 4 ^checked bring it along Vernon Patterson will con clude with a talk on "Hunger Signs in Fruit Crops." Please plan to attend bring your neighbors. and *Two New Auto Dealers Open Here Two new automobile dealers are hanging out their signs in the Chardon area this week. Ed Grennaii is holding open house this week at his garage on Route 022 at Bass Lake Road and introduces the 1953 Kaiser Frazer line of auto mobiles. Carl Krortk, veteran garagr operator at Claridon this week is becoming Geauga's represen tative for the General Motors trucks. He operates under the name of Claridon Center Gar agb and is located QQ Route 322 at Claridon. Mr. Kronk has operated the garage at Claridon the past 21 years. Besides repair service he handles Gulf gasoline and oil products. He has lived in Ge auga 25 years. He has a wide acquaintenance in the county through his 15 years work as deputy sheriff. Mr and Mrs. Kronk's home is next to the garage and they have two boys, Kenneth and Carl Robert, both in service. ED GRENNAN Ed Grennan, new Kaiser Fra zer dealer, has operated a ser vice station at the corner of Bass Lake and Mayfield road the past ^three and a half years. A new .showroom and service garage have been added to the building to take care of the expansion, Mr. Grennan was born in St. Agnes, Quebec 26 years ago. His family moved to Cleveland when he was about 2 years old. J.ater they moved to Chester jf* where he attended school and graduated in 1941. He served in the army for three years, principally in the Pacific area. In 1942 he married his wife, Marjorie and their home is near their business. They have two ^children, Bonnie, 7, who is In the 2nd grade at Chardon, and Randy Lee, who is six months old. Mr. Grennan acquired expe rience in automobile service while working for Carl Kror.k in Claridon. For a while he was -associated with his brother do ing custom tractor work. Joseph Grenus Jlites Friday HUNTSBURG Funeral services for Joseph Grenus. 79, will be held at 'St, Mary's church this Friday morning at 10 o'clock and burial will be in Huntsburg cemetery. Mr. Grenus died Monday, Feb 16, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kamany, where he and his wife Elizabeth (nee Kiss) had made their home for the last year. Mr. Grenus was born in Hun ^gary August 5, 1873. He had been a farmer in Huntsburg for the last 41 years. He was a member of St. Mary's church in Chardon and a member of the Akron Chap ter of Rakozi society. Besides his widow he is sur •^Vfved by two daughters, Mr*. George Gancs of Akroa and Mrs. Steve Kamany of Hunts burg and a son, Joseph, Jr., of Akron. He leaves five grand children and two great grand children. CHESTER Chester is frr have a bank which will be opened around May 1. The First National Bank of Burton has just been granted permiss ion by the Comptroller of the Currency to open a branch banking office at Chesterland Officials of the Burton institu tion stf.te that orders for equip ment and supplies have been placed and deliveries promised for the opening date. This will be the first branch to be es tablished by a Geauga County bank. The expansion program also calls for an increase in the bank's capital. A special stock holders meeting is being called on March 4 to approve a four for -one split in par value of present stock, a 25 percent stock dividend and the issuance of $25,000 par value of new stock. The new capital struc ture will include 6000 shares of $25 par common stock, $200,000 surplus and slightly over $92, 000 undivided profits and re serves. The new stock will be offered oft pre-emptive rights to present stockholders. M. A. Fox, Exccuitve Viee Pres., states "The Chester Office seems to be the logical answer to our continually increasing volume of business in western Geauga county. The location was selected after careful study of traffic patterns, existing fac ilities and population growth "We believe that Chesterland has a real business potential and that West Geauga area is deserving of its own banking office. The directors and off! cers of the First National Bank of Burton are proud to be able to bring National banking serv ices to this rapidly growing community." Chester, Russell, Munson and Newbury have shown remark able gains in population in the past few years and all lie within convenient distance from Chester. In addition, a part of Geauga county's many commuters drive through Ches terland for their daily trips to Cleyeland offices and fact ories. ^The operation is being planned for convenient banking facilities for nearby residents and commuters alike. The Burton Bank is well known throughout Geauga coun ty, and celebrated its 50th an niversary last year. Among the first banks of northeastern Ohio to be re opened after the bank holiday in 1933, it has shown remarkable growth. Total assets in 1933 were $650,000, today it is just short of $5,000, 000. G. B. Fox has been direc tor since its founding and presi dent since 1911. M. A. Fox is Executive Vice President and W. T. Clark is Cashier. Plan for New 4-H Building at Fair Progress on the program to build a new Junior Fair Barn at the Geauga Fairgrounds was reported this week. The committee in charge has had several meetings and have decided on the following pro gram. First, that a representa tive will be appointed in each township to accept voluntary contributions at once. Those from the various townships are as follows: Parkman Mrs. James Ferry, Troy Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wood, Auburn Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Timmons, Bainbridge Mr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor, Russell Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Frohring, New bury Mr. and Mrs. Audre IBlair, Burton Mr. and Mr^. Charles Riley, Middlefield Mr. and Mrs. John Parker, Huntsburg Mr. and Mrs. Elwin Adams, Claridon Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Starr, Munson, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sanborn, Chesterland Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Shallenberger, Chardon— Mr. and Mrs. Tom White, Mont ville Mr. and Mrs. Berton Beardsley, Thompson Mr. nd Mrs. Ernie Wagner. We know that Geauga county folks will welcome this oppor tunity to participate in a pro gram designed to increase" ihe interest of boys and girls in farming. A 4 Diary and Beef Calf Sales Committee has been ppointed by the Geauga Dairy Service Unit. This committee is# composed of Ignatius Cav anagh, George Binnig, Frank Cone, Lynn R^jter, C. B. Lan sing, Francis Ginn, Raymond Osbom, Lloyd Ober, Vaughn Arnold, Oscar Weinstein, How ard Ott, Mark Fennell, and Don Van Meter. A goal of 50 calves has been set by this committee. These calves would be at least one *'*rk Published weekly by Geauga Publi»her», fnc. Entered at Second CUm Matter at the Chardon PoaroMur. Burton Bank Plans Branch at Chester I »v large Funeral services for the three Wolfram children, killed in an automobile accident last Sun day morning, will be at St. Hel en's church in Newbury today (Thursday) and bural will be in Burton cemetery. The sudden and tragic death of the children was a shock to the community that spread across the entire county. Out of town newspapers all featured the story in their Monday edi tions. month old, and donated for the sale, about May 1st. The sale would be open to the public. Any 4 or FFA member buying a calf at the sale, graded at the Fair would be re funded 20 percent of the pur chase price. About two weeks before the calf sale 4-H ciubi will conduct a block sale in their communities. Certificates will be distributed to them which will be sold for one dollar, and books of five certificates to be sold for five dollars. The campaign will be of short dur ation. A two week period clos with the call sale so that, all of the money will be coll ected by May 1. This will give the contractor Sufficient time to erect the building' before the 1653 fair and have it ready to dedicate at that time. The building will bs approxi mately 60' by 120' in area and the materials will be se cured at cost. It will be con structed of concrete biock with laminated raliei*, and a cor rugated roof. The 4-H building committes said that they also plan to im prove the girls 4-H building in addition to the 4-H barn. Boys projects will all be moved into the new building giving the girls sufficient space to ex hibit their projects. 4 v. Km*"? ^it- News CIIARD()t\, GEAUGA COUNTY, OHIO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1053 Three Burton Children Killed in Ante Accidcnt L* &*** i Burton volunteer firemen grapple for the car in which the three Wolfram children met death last Sunday morn ing. i n. —MM— I 'Ill I lM I III v by One of the firemen took off his heavy coat to cover the bod- Dick Ritondaro pushes the stretcher with the bodies of two of Ses of two of the children as they lay along the side of the road, the children to the Ritondaro ambulance as firemen assist. The The picture also shows the broken wire rail broken by the Wolf- man at the left has dropped his head in prayer as the bodies are ram car as it plunged off the road. Carl Wolfram, 72, and five of his six children were driving home to Burton from St. Helen's church after attending the eight o'clock mass. They started down the slope that leads to the little bridge across the Cuyahoga. "The car was going about 40 miles an hour and I put on the brakes to slow up a littW," says Mr. Wolfram. The car skidded crossways. It broke the wire rope and dropped over the steep bank. The front wheel hit the Lloyd Herrington visited Sey mour Woodin Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. George Kamp of Cleveland, Mrs. Henry Boer winkle, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Don Hagen, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ver hunce and children and Sey mour Woodin and mother cele brated Feb. 14th the silver wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boerwinkle. Carolyn Boerwinkle. a fresh man at Bowling Green Univer sity, called them up to congratulate them. They were presented with several nice gifts. All left wishing them more happy occasions. Friday evening Billy Woodin attended a 4-H meeting at the home of Larry Reiter in Char don. Donald Cole and family of Madison have rented the cottage on the Homer Clemson farm. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Frink of Madison were Sunday visi tors with Mr. apd Mrs. James Wingard. Mrs. Merritt Woodin took a load of boys to attend a basket ball game in Willoughby Wed nesday evening. Mrs.i iPerry and Mrs. Joe Pokorny, Mrs. Jack Arnold and being moved. SAUGA RECORD concrete abutment of the bridge and tipped over into the water. A neighbor, Richard Phillip, came running. Joseph Marek, whose car wag following the Wolframs', stopped. The door on the driver's side came open and Mr. Wolfram floated out with his seven year old daugh ter, Anna. Carl, Jr., banged his head through the windshield and escaped. But the three chil dren in the back seat were trapped. The Burton volunteer fire department was called. The SouthHambdenNews Mrs. H. S. Woodin Mrs. Merritt Woodin canvassed for the Heart fund, Sunday. Mary Divoky received a dia mond ring from her fiance. Bob Lampman, Valentine Day Mrs. Elizabeth Benisek, 90 year-old aunt of Steve Divoky, passed away Feb. 14th. Mr. and Mrs. Steve Divoky called at tht Joseph Holan Funeral home Sunday. She leaves 85 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren. Friday, Feb. 13th, was the 80th birthday of Mr. Rilph Williams. Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Rob ert Williams and two children, Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Philips and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Williams and family of Paines ville came and surprised them. There were 13 present and all enjoyed very pleasant eve ning. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pokorny visited her aunt, Miss Emma Bluhm in Cleveland, Monday evening. Mr! 'and Mrs. Jimmie Win gard spent Sunday night with Mr. and Mr«. Joe Pokorny. Saturday, Feb. 14th, Valen tine's Day, Mr. and Mrs Steve Divoky celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary with a family gathering. Ifl *. i i F-nr i/v-% *4» CHf.TON Geauga sheriff's office was call ed. Firemen attached a cable and pulled the car up. They grap pled inside for the broken, mu tilated bodies in the icy waters Helen's body slipped away and was pulled out of the water a little further downstream. Julia, 10, and Richard, 13, were dead when removed from the car. In juries on the bodies indicated that probably the children were unconscious before they drown ed. Edwin B. Tinker Rites Sunday CHESTER—Edwin B. Tinker, aged 72, a former resident of Chester, was buried in Chester cemetery on Sunday afternoon, February 15. Mr. Tinker died at his resi dence, Lemon ave., Eustis, Flor ida, on February 10, after an illness of more than two years. Funeral services were held in the Zeller Funeral home in Eustis. February 12. at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. R. L. Sny der of the Methodist church in charge. The remains were brought to Ohio and funeral services were held at ihe Davis Funeral Parlors on Febriary 15 at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Jameson, Assistant pas tor of the Willoughby Method ist church officiating. Tiitin.w.l tributes were many and beauti ful. It was his request that he be brought back to his native state for internment. He was buried besides his father. Pall bearers were his nephews, Wreath, Worthington and Ken neth Sherman, Floyd and Jep tha Fuller and Clifford May. Edwin Tinker, the son of Kthan V. and Martha Battles Tinker was born in Mayfield, (Continued on page twelve) 6EAUGA COUNTY LICRAHY 3ERVK »J 00 A Year in Obfe Ml (). IHtdr I I',.. 'W* i v M9»*» Single Copies 10c To Present Memorials to Chester Church CHESTER —The Chesterland Community church will receive on Sunday, February 22 at 1 o'clock three beautiful memor ials. These three beautiful and costly memorials Complete the beautification of the Sanctuary The donors are Mr. and Mrs. Kieselbach, Mrs. Ralph Schwarz and tbe W. O. Moss Family. Claridon Couple to Celebrate 50th Anniversary CLARIDON "Open House" will be held for the friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs A. C. Stillwell, next Sunday afternoon, Feb. 22. from 2:00 to 5:00 at Claridon Town Hall to help the honored couple celebrate their Golden Wedd ng Anniversary which will be next Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Stillwell have lived in Claridon their entire 50 years of married life They have one daughter, Mrs Marjorie Darringer, who lives near Newcomerstown, and four grandsons. Mrs. Stillwell iethe former Eva Holmes. Mr. and Mrs. Stillwell have both been very active in their community, in the Claridon Congregational church, the Grange, Pomona Grange clubs. Sheep Breeders Organize at Burton The Northeast Ohio Sheep Improvement Committee was formed at Burton on Friday Feb. 13 by Sheep Producers in Lake, Ashtabula, Trumbull Portage, and Geauga Counties The purpose of the Sheep Improvement' Program is de signed to develop a sound, effl cient, and profitable Sheep In dustry that will restore sheep to many N. E. Ohio Farms and make effective uses of land and labor in balancing farming programs. The directors of this organization are as follows Mrs. H. S. Robison, James ler Ashtabula county Siegel, J. Klingbeil, Lake county J. Hull, A. G. Will iams Trumbull county Bob Fenwick, Charles Wilms Ge auga county W. B. Shilliday, Frank Coleman Portage. The next meeting of the group will be a tour to the Norton Farms in Mentor, Ohio on Feb. 28 at 1:00 p.m. The Norton Farm is located near the Junction of Garfield Rd and Route 84. Demonstrations will be given on docking and castrating lambs and drenching sheep for inter nal parasites control. More de tailed account will be released later of this meeting. In addition to the Sheep Pro. ducers in the five counties, 4 members and FFA members with sheep projects are urged to attend as are the general public. Urge Blood Donors Keep Appointments Wlule scheduling of blood donor appointments for the Bloodmobile visit at the Eagles' Hall in Chardon', Feb. 26 got under way this week, the chairman of the visit, Mrs. Arthur C. Dade, m?de a ial request: "Please don't let the schedule down," she said, "If you can't make your appointment call Red Cross headquarters at Char don, 5-4911 so that the tinii saved for you will not be lost Otherwise, come when your card says to come and eat before you come."* Mrs. Dade explained that many donors 'have the false idea they shouldn't eat before they give blood. "Eat your reguar meal," this registered nurse advises, "but not fried foods. Anything that isn't greasy is fine. We serve coffee and cookies, and lunch at noon, but you need some food before you donate." Cards turned in at Red Cross headquarters this week show that Geauga county business irms and factories are again cooperating with the drive for blood by'encouraging their wor kers to donate. LIBRARY CLOSED MONDAY The Chardon public library ill be closed all day Monday, February 23, in observance of Washington's bir*v day, which occurs on Sunday. Volume 105 Number 8 Close Chardon, Montville Schools Dr. William P. Edmunda, Ge auga County Health Commiss ioner, has closed schools in Chardon and Montville because of the large number ^f flu cases. Concerning these closings. Dr. Edmunds stated: "The schools are closed only after a call telling me of the number absent, followed by consultation with the principal and superintendent." He said, "Up until now, the cases have been very mild. The children are usually sick only three or four days." Wednesday morning he re ported approximately 30 per cent of the entire Chardon school district and 40 percent of Montville were sick with in fluenza. Dr. Edmunds had ordered the first six grades in Chardon closed Monday but an increase in the number of flu cases prompted him to close the re maining grades. Chardon has 759 pupils in the? grade school. 502 in the upper grades. Montviile's en rollment is 138. Chester Oects Hew Officers of Council and CHESTER—The annual Gen eral Membership Meeting of the Chester Recreation Council Inc. was held Tuesday evening, Feb, 10 at the Baptist church. Main business of the evening wai the election of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Osbourn, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Shenkel and Mr. and Mrs. John Traud to member ship on the Executive Board for the next two years, replac ing vetiring members, Mr. and Mrs. John Eykyn, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Banister and Mr. and Mrs. James Stoner. These n'jw members join Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moore, Mr. and Mrs. John Allen, Mr. and Mrs. E. McGeough and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kus who will serve for one more year. After a fine dinner ferved by the Women's Missionary So ciety of the church and the completion of current business, the meeting was entertained by a parents' ballad singing groupu Guests of honor included Mr. Harry Ridenour. retired head of the English Dept. of Bald vin Wallace College and widely recognized authority on Amezi- i can ballads, Mrs." Hallie Cray-»-» ter of the Story TeTTing League of America and .Mr. and Mrs. .• Stewart Drumm ,of Bass La!:e. i Mr. and Mrs. Drumm made it possible for several girls to CQmplete requirement^ and pass tests for Red Cross Junior Life Saving Certificates. The local shimming program receives substantial aid from, the Red Cross in cchnection with its county wide safety program. Announcement was made that the next P. T. A. sponsored Square Dance to be held Satur day, Feb. 20, at 9:00 in Russeil school gym will go to Rec reation Council. Music hy the Orketta. Dance Saturday at Claridon CLARIDON Saturday eve a benefit dance will be held in the new Claridoa igym to help with the rebuilding of the School. Dancing will start at S:30 with $1:00 donation per person. Over 125 parents and child ren of Claridon school enjoyed Family night last Friday with twelves year old Jim Easton of Bainbridge entertaining with a magic act. Mrs. Horace Wilmot and Mrs. Ray Gratton were respon sible for group singing and a skit entitled "Getting Ready for the School Bus." Mrs. Al len Smith was chairman of the committee for the excellent pot-luck supper. 'ard Party Thursday Ihe memoers ot the L.ad es Auxiliary, F. O. E., will spon sor a card party at tiie Aerie home 317 Water st., Chardon on Thursday evening at 8:00 m. Pinochle, Five Hundred and Canasta tables will be iii play with refreshments served by the committee. i Donations will be 50c per person. All proceeds will bf turned over to the Musculat Dystrophy Fund. Mrs. Catherine Gessic chairman.