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Plan Wortd Prayrf
Service at Munson
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
School Is
leb. 25
The Annual Geauga County
Fruit Growers School will be
held aX the Old School Build
Burton. The meeting
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.
*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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
Published weekly by Geauga Publi»her», fnc. Entered
at Second
Matter at the Chardon PoaroMur.
Burton Bank
Plans Branch
at Chester
I »v
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
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.
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
n. —MM— I 'Ill I lM I III
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
4-H meeting at the
home of Larry Reiter in Char
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
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.
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
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
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
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pokorny
visited her aunt, Miss Emma
Bluhm in Cleveland, Monday
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.
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Geauga sheriff's office was call
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
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)
»J 00 A Year in Obfe
Ml (). IHtdr I I',..
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
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
Sheep Breeders
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
Urge Blood
Donors Keep
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.
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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

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