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   Orrville Courier Crescent (Newspaper) - December 17, 1929, Orrville, Ohio                                 VOLUME LXI—NUMBER 36. Entered as sécond.ctaB» matter at Postofflce at OirrtUe, Ohio.  ORRVILLE. omo TUESDAY, DEC. 17, 1929.  $2.00 A YEARr-FIVE CENTS A COPY  MEIVIN HORSrS WHERE STILLAHySTERY: P  A  HOPEJJLHB RETORH  The supposed eventful night passed. Could it be possible that little Melvin Horst could be returned to the arms of his mother after longing and waiting fifty weeks to the day for her long-lost boy ? Had Providence willed that the heavy hearts would agam be made light, the anxiety of the father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Horst, for so long a time, be changed to that of contentment and delight. Could it be that their longing and waiting was not in vain, i^nd they could" thank God that He, the All Wise Father, had retuined their son to his home and loved ones? ,, , „These, are,the many, inquiries that -interested OrrviUe people were asking after the letter was published in the Orrville Courier-Crescent and Wobster Daily Record, with the promise that the boy would be returned on Thursday night, December 12th, no hour being specified in the letter.  Every moment was an hour, every hour a. day and the night a year for Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Horst, Thursday night; everything tliat they were tt)ld to do was coniplied with, and nothing to them was a sacrifice, but a joy in the thought that they might again see their boy, embrace him and caress him, and again this fâmîly might be united for Christmas, which js only a few days aawy. Parents Had No Knowledge of Letter.  Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Horst had not been appraised of the lettfer; it had not been shown to thé parents, Mr. Horst worked all day at Massillon on a roofing job. Imthe afternoon C. A. Null drove to Massillon and asked Raymond to accompany him home; Enroute to this city from Massillon the father was told of the létter that was ieceived Tuesday morning by the editor of the Gourier-Crescent, Wm. G. Heebsh, and the contents of the letter were partially explained. On his arrival' in this city Mr. Null and Mr. Heebsh went into conference with M^i Horst and showed him the letter and asked his opinion. With tear-filled çyes, he said : "Oh, I have had hundreds of letters, and have been disappointed so many times, but must say' this the beat I have-read so fail My only hope is that they will bring him back. I will do anything that will ibe for the best,"  The hundred dollars, or century às termed ip the letter, was placed in the harjds of the father, and he was thAi instructed to keep cool.. 14 any oiiie came to his home »nd purp  EVER MORE  COLORED JP AURACT  "Never more beautiful" Is the expression made by the many Ch.ristm|is shoppers on ,"Saturday night, while they were visiting in this city doing an unusual amount of shopping. Decorations of the city are more elaborate than ever before in the history of the city, and the colored lights that have been distributed throughout the business section are beautiful to behold.  In the flag sockets of each business place fire placed attractive spruce Christmas trees, and strung on 'each tree are four large colored lights which furnish real street adornment and adds greatly to the attractivenesKH)C the vpity.in gGneral.-^ . ....... .. ...  Strung from liKhl post to light post ----------------------,---^—  in tho buHiness Ksc'tion are nlso i-ol-ored'lights, which make an excellent  PRESIDENT OF CHEST GIVES HIS APPRECIATION  Dr. F. L, Phillips, President of the Orrville Community Chest, greatly appreciates the splendid co-operation of the people of Orrville in their aup-ri>ort of the Community Chest fund and making the campaign , last Friday a week a great, sucçess; He also appreciates the work of the captains and the workers atid the publicity that was given the liiovement through the columns oi the Courier-Crescent.,  Dr. Phillips' expression of appreciation is as follows:  .AN APPRECIATION The Community Chest takes this opportunity to thaijk the citi-¿ens of Orrville for their splendid support in the drive for funds last Friday, (Dec^ 0).:.Jt i& especially noteworthy at this time when there is so much calamity howling that the quota should bé exceeded. It is a splendid testimonial to the prosperity and generosity of Orrville.  Much praise is due to the captains and solicitors who year after year give their time and niioney ' to make this drive a auc-cess.  These captains and sçlicitors also join me in thanking 'the  pêned to get thé boy, nor to întîmaté ^.^nj^ing-aibout arrest or pmsecutiim.. These were the orders given by Prosecutor Maripn Graven atid Assistant« iFalLer Muugey.  iriii^^Oe^Ohou^^^w^SS  waa not sincere.  PrusBcuLur  Wm. G. Heebsh, Address tij the Edi. tor of the Orrville Paper, was written  - in gwnd-^lflgiMftdhand. writinsit^jj^  composed and well punctuated, with  The editor's only thought In mafc itig this inves^ation was ftìr the re-turn of Little  of every citizen of Orrville. Every request frwa the writer was strictly ^siplied„witlu^^ No. county, ofijcerg^no.  indication throughout the letter of a - - ■•■ .::-It-wa3 writ^  iSW  gray piece of used to make, paper  on a dar paper, suçh as  . /  bags,, with not date, except the can-. celled mark made at the post office at \ 7:30, Dec.. 10,. which was Tuesday ' morning. It Aras not -enclosed in an envelope, but was parafili sealed.  The letter had been taken from the ' combination letter and package box, located in front of the post office by assistant postrtiaster, S. R. Brenne-man.  On receipt of the letter. Editor Heebsh read the strange missive and give little attention to the apparent scrap of paper, considering it from a skeptical viewpoint; he allowed it to be read by his son, Bill Jr., apd made a casual remark as to its unimportance, then tossed it into the waste paper Jasket. After a time the letter was again taken from the waste basket and re-read, when some consideration was giyen it It was again . read for the third time, and this increased his interest in the letter.' No more attention was given the letter, until abou;t eleven o'clock on Tuesday morning when he inquired at the local pest office if they had observed the letter going through the mails. Mr. Brenneman then gave out the infor-. mation concerning the letter.  At cue-thirty Tuesday afternoon Postmaster Kieffer asked to see the letter and after examining the haiid-writihg, he becamer very much enthused over the letter and requested that it be further investigated.  He and Mr. Heebsh went into con-fer.encé with Prosecutor Marion Gra-. veni and assistant Walter Mougéy, and they, too, were skeptical at first, "but after some discussion were .en . thusiastic ahòut the letter.  They considered the legal part of the grajiting of this request for immunity, and decided it to be-no crime to return a stolen child.  [lesday morning another con > was held at the prosecutor's 'and after Heebah was pledged ce that thè' county officials not interfere in any way by the^.tyapping orarresting' rf the party returning the^boy, he agreed, ^ith  CLEVELAND BOY WAS NOT mVlN  While all Otrville was waiting the returii of Little Melyi^, authorities of Cleveland were holding a boy that answered to the description of Melvin Horst, down to thè scar on the left hip, and local authorities were notified.  Marshal Lee Pontius, Deputy Marshal Jas. Caskey, Itoy Horst and< Francis Gmsinger, drove to Cleveland, leaying Orrville at ten-thirty Thursday night, to identic thé boy that was held bji -Cl.evela«d, authorities. This boyi^'ificked mfc-Jby Cleveland  WOOSTER GIRL WINSflOilOR3  Miss tieneyleve Irene Rowe, of Wooster is to be congratulated by the people of Wayne county us a talented singer, who won Ih.i distinguushed honor in the Atwatev-Kent Audition finals at New York City, at which plaee the contest wa.s held Sunday niffht and brondcant over the radio to all listeners.  Mis Rowe, oi jSfoosten, coloratura  Heebsh and was preparing to bring iiim to-Orrvitle. and jfair^his off as Melviïh and coftèct' the- but his Plans were foited. _—  Pat Hauensteittrof the R^ord, to publish the letter as i-equested, and made a statement' that the pmBet'dtai-'s office w^buld not interfere with the plan, as stated by the ivriter, Mr. Heebsh was of the opinion tl^ tihe letter  iity offlcersTShithe citizenry-iii gen-aral obeyed the orders of the prose-5UtorJtoj»frain_JronLioitering_about Ih« Hjjftit htihVe oh Thtarsd'ay night, so there would be no reason for preventing the writer to return the boy.  Secretly and confidentially was the etter g&arded from the state papers, yet through some slip or invitation, the letter''was printed at the same time by papers, pther than the two papers, desi^ated to carry the story, and in'short time extra papers were on the streets. News boys noised about selling the extra papers, while neither the Record nor Courier-Cres-sent participated in this noisy sale of papera. This excitement was feared by all, that it would tend ^o lessen the chftnces for the return of the boy.  The letter carried with it such weight that within a few.hours practically all the newspapers in this section of the state had their staff men in Orrville.  Outcome of Excitement.  All Orrville reigned j^rTfli excitement, yet not a citizen- showed any demonstration, and th« parents kept vifeil all night, keeping the light buriiing, for the return of their child. Every citizen wanted to hear the three blasts of the siren to signal them of the retiu-n of little Melvin, but all was in vain.  Friday morning the parents had hopes that the boy would be returned on Friday night; another long wait, but no fruit of the hopes that have 'or a year braced the patents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Horst. ' Excitement Reigned Saturday.  Saturday morning new hope was scattered over Orrville when an article appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Marion Graven, prosecutor, and assistant Walter Mougey would have a man who held the key to the situation; the man was supposed to have seen the slayer of Melvin Horst back oat of the Arnold yard and kill the, little boy. Picking him up'he took hte foody to a secluded spot one mile north of Orrville, where it was buried. . '  This story caused quite! a stir; re--porters. flocked ta ^Vooster-and besiegedthe prosecutors offiar, hut Mougey'jiT^ Graven .aenied- havih^^ any kn^edge of the story and it, ion, want the way of other, wild  u^hTaon^ aged Wlreara, and-for the past seventeen years a resident of Orrville, died at his home, 210 Mohican avenue, at 6:10 o'clock Sunday evemAg^ after an illness of some tw,p years duration with a complication of diseases.  He was the son of William Hutchison and Martha (nee) Brown, and was born near Smithville, Ohio, on August 2?, I8B0. He was a. lifelong resident of Wayne, county, during most of which time he followed the vocation of farming.  He was united in marriage to Miss Emma B. Kiefer, of Smithville, on December 6, 1877. Two years ago this happy couple observed their goldan wedding anniversary! which is a rare  REV. SCHERRY'S MOTHER DIES  Mrs. .Sophia iE. Scherry, 64,. widow of the làle Henry Scherry, died at her home, a half mile west of Prtflile *nt seven o'clock this morning. She was .strickén with a cerebral hemorrhage on Thanksgiving marr.jng while dressing to go to church and was found by her daughter n few minutes later, Mrs. Scherry had remained in semiconscious condition during the past weelu lapsing into a state <Jf còma on . i^tUrday, i  last.  íróm which she did not  border filled with folor that is in keeping with the season, and thin dwoia-tive seen" is profusely raruied out at the publii- H(|uai'^, with loloivd stream-ers of light IcadinK diagonally to the light at the squan- in th • centtT df tho .street.  Despite the forecast of poor itu.si-ness conditions this yt-ar, the prrvilif merchant« are convinced that bu.siness was neviT better. Evidence gf thi.-! fact may be seen in that p'very mor-chant has joined in this big pniject of decorating not onlji* their stores, but their sid?walkK, and the streets of the city, showing that the patronage given them other, years .was greatly appreciated, And as an apprt'ciation, enormouH stocks of toys, of women's apparel, men's clothing, musical, instruments, supplie» carried in hard-wars stores, groceries, shoe stores, drug and millinery stores, are all bending every effort to make this the ideal Ghjjstmas of all seasons,  A great treat will be in .storti for every visitor, as thero ii< no city in the state that hai a more inviting and attractive appearance than .'Orrville, and the merchants invite you to come and enjoy the grandeur >dth them, as . each arid every ^ heart in Orrville beats with pride in the fin.' illutninated city arid for which tlie merchants and the Board of Public Afl'airs, with the council, merits much credit and comnicndation. '  Orrville merchants will keep their places of business open Thursday, Friday and Friday nights of thi« week iml Monday and Tuesday nights of next week.  Crowds' that have surpassed all others in mariy years are expecteil  She ^as united In marriage to -H^y—Sctor.^©)^ Augu^ 1, 1885^ Her ^¡aband^ pxeceeded he£::^i death July . 12, 1921,. as did her youngeat, ttaugnterriiinimar," whrrdiett-uwoberifr  tme «on.  Rev. A. L, "Scherry, pastor of the Christ Beformerf- ehurchMnj^ Orrville,  Ohlfl^ one-Jbhn-r Gejw  ber, at home ; six grandchildren í two sisters, Mrs. Fred Slickman end Mrs,  Worthman and Am  i^orthman and Augtist "WditKman, and a great host of friends.  Funeral .«ervice« will be eonducled on Thursday afternoon at 1:'JO o'clock I from .the home and at 2:00 o'clock from the Salem Ilet'o»;tne(l church at Magley, with Rev. David (Jrether in charge, and the Rev. O. J. F'ngelman, a former pastor, assisting. Interment will be made in the church cemetery; —Decatur (Inil.) Dully Democrat, of soprano, was adjudgd the winner of Tuesday, Dec. 10).  the special special Atwater-Kent audi- | ' -:-:—  tion over WTA M Thursday, Dec, 5, and was the midwest's entry in the young womtn'.s group' at the finals in Nw York Sutid:(y n ght.  By winninif thc! national finals at New York, Miss Rowe will receive  Miss Gsnevievc fícm  Mr' Hutchison was a kind, loving, and devoted husband and father, a generous and willing neighbor, ever ready to aid or assist whste he could he 'bf service to his fellowmen. He was a sincere and devout 'Christian, having united with the OiTville Lutheran church many years ago, transferring his merhbership to the 'Reformed church a^yeat ago last Easter,  He is survived by his si^rrowing widow, four sons and one daughter: J. C. Hutchison, of Smithville; Mrs, Clark Martin, Wooster; R. G. Hutchison, of Canton: C. M. Hutchison, of Orrville; M. O. Hutchison, of Canton; seven grandchildren, three. brothers, Robert Hutchison, of Wichita, Ka«8,; Morris Hutchison, of Milwaukee, Wi»- > and William Hutchison, of Smithville; I arid one sister, Mrs, W, H, Shellen-bergér, also of Smithville; and a great circle of other near relatives and friends.  Funeral Services will be held from the. home at 1:30 o'clock JVednesday afteriaoon, conducted by Rev. A, L. Scherry. Interment will be made in the Smithville cemetery. Friends may call at theJiome on Tuesfiay evening from 7 :(>0 to 9:00 o'clock.  $5,000.00 and^wo- year tuition. Miss Rowe is a senior in both col-  CHECK FORGER WANTED HERE  Walter Sweigert, young man of this city, is wanted here by local authorities on a charge of forgery. Sweigert, ■who has- for the past several months been connected with K. C. Cutter in the second hand machinery and automobile business, forged the name of . , . . „ Mr. Cutter to three checks aggre-  R 'Kular meeting of Cen- , pating* one hundred dollari-, tral Lodge, No, 212, m i u is reported that .Sweigert has left Caslli- Hair at 7:30 p, m. the country and has crossed the bor-TuL'ulay, Work in the der into Canada. Bur authorities are rank of Knight, A" , of the opinion that he is near this members of the Knight i ^jty and will be apprehended in a few  lege and conservatory^ at Wooster, She was accompaned to New York by her father, Neil Rowe, dean and 'director of Wocster conservatory,  K. OF P. NOTICE.  CONGRESSMAN INTRODUCES BLL POST OFFICE  r(ingri.s«;man C. B. McClintock last Week iiitruduced a iiill before the llduse (if Representatives at W^ash-inglon for thi' construction of a federal buildinii m OiTville, which was referred to the Committee on Public Builflinii and Grounds, The bill is as follo^.vs: "To proviife for the purcha.se of a "ite and thf erection of a post office buildinji at Orrville, Ohio:  "Be it cnactcd by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Amwrica in Congress assembled, that the Secretary of Treasury be, and is hereby authorized and directed to contract for the acquisition, by purchase, condemnatioii.j or othor\visp, of a suitable site fot the-erection of a suitablejbuilding for the use and accomodatio'ii of the post r office at Orrville, Ohio, at a- tbtal cOst not to exceed $40,000,  "Th at -the 9um-T)f-^$40^000~ir hM»f'' by appropriated out of any mozt«g[r,'ii in tihe treasury not otherwise appr^'f jl priated, for the purpose aforesaid aiid made immediately available,"  This Irill was introduced by Congressman C. B. McClintock, on Saturday, December 14, and immediately considered and sent to the proper committee.  This la the first step for a pj office building in Orrville. i This move is in ace.>rdance with the  ""^C.rPar'dyT^uStodianofThi^Warnut itreet schobrbuilding, whileTTrlrig the furnace at the school building on Saturday, discovered 4n the coal pile a is a poeuWaf^  ipecies .kirown as a laeertillia, wliich s between à lizard and snake. It has rT;"mnrfpjn ylnniiatpd . barici tap M ill.H  ^ail, well develoned four linibs, scaly kin, and movable eyelids..  The lacertillia inhabits the tropictii lart.s, and abundantly the va»""^! terii-lerature, and f»t'd upon snail.s, buiis, 'ruits, etc: ---------  Mr, Purdy bottled his specinu-n and brought it to 'th«'^ Courier ofl'ice foiv \xhibition. Many have yiewed thi-\nimal and were quite mt'ii'ested in "■■he peculiar little captive.  \TTENTION MODERPTWOODMEN  All members an- requested to hi-Present at regular meeting this Mon-lay evening for election of officers. \l80, Mr. McNier, sent here by thc Head Camp, would like to meet «s many Neighbors as possible, especial-'y those who Joined the order before  finally be successful. But the jntro-ffuctTon-of^ the bi II places Ürrvüle~m the list.  tttóvol  people—'  Ulis vicinity are griitcful ta C^^  man McClintock for hiá interest  project on their behalf.  AILpttL&OESAtl-  á  191!),  Consul,  i  NOTICE!  A stated communication of Cedar Lod/f;', No, 430, F. & A, M„ Avill be held Friday, Dec, 20th, at 7.XÍ0 p. m. Work in E, A, Degree. S. R, Brenneman, W, M. W, C. Middleton, Sec'v,  )ank degree team are asked to be present pr-miptly at 7:15, Yoiir time will Ijj well spent at thip meeting.  ,Ia.«. F'. Smith, C. C, V. A. Horst, K of R. & S,  rumors.  Beliahle watch repairing, gaber. wiitchnwttef, :  S. A. tf  MOOSE .SOCIAL.  The Loyal Order of Moose will hold their annual Christmas social Monday evening, Dec.. 2:¡. A good program will be given. All members and families and guests are cordially invitad. Bririg the children. Good music and-dahcing. _ . -  Committee.  Regu at 7:30,' meeting.  pyi  gulár •an'  THIAN SISTERS.  meeting Thursday evening A .sijcial will follow the  Ida .Jones,:»!. E, C:  -N^ttüßlFällcrMT-RI Cr—  RB|¿ulái mieéting luuiglit (Mvnday)'.  Every member should be present. Come out.  Aal«e ' Frey, Commander. K Jr WäTidwprtnii^^  ■th>" hianka on  QO-jUU of Mr  Christmas list, get a box of Mrs, Stover's Bungalow Candies at Z^arle A-aXTilhelm's. •/ «6-7  ^^»i^teranteed optt^ "W^  Longshor«. optpmetari8t, ~ŒnVilIe., tf  days.  Merchants should be on their guanl continuously during the Christma? season and not cash cheks for strangers or tho.He whose credit is somewhat questionable.  L. 0. O. M. NOTICE.  The Loyal Order of Moose will meet in regular session Wednesday evening, Dec.. 18, at 7:30 p, m. There will be no meeting Wednesday, Dec. 25, Christmas evening. The annual Christmas social Monday evening, Dec. 23, - W. Wr-Manicle. Dict7  OATS! OATS!  Will have car of clean white , oats on track weejt of Dec. 22nd. S.'ic per buAhel. Leave orders now. 3r>tf Pontius Cnal & Grain Co.  D. OF U. V. NOTICE.  Regular meeting of Daughters" <if Union veteran.s, Monday evening, Dec. Ifi. A. good attendance is urge^. Anna Dowell, Pres. Maria Shultz, Press Cor.,  «  0. 0. F. NOTICE.  Regi^ar session Thi/rsda/ evening, Dec. .19., at 7:.30, The second degree' wilLhe cjonfcrred. All members of thisr degree team please be present, -^ Wfenry Amstuti, N; G.  _FOB CHRISTMAS  Your friends can buy anything you them except your ^oto-  c#n give graph. . "Sfuir  Roast Veni^n and Pork Supper  The ladies of ^e Dalton Methodi^ ^EpiscopaT chureh~will serve a venison and roast pork supper at the church basement Tuesday evening, December 17, 1929, from 5 to 7 o'clock, FoU lowing .is the menu:  Roawt Venison òr Roast Pork , Dressing MaEhedrPotatoes "GrHvyr Rakpfl Xok-Sla'w  Pickles  Columbus, Ohio, Dep.. i 4.~A11 Bills of .Srtle-for Motor Vehicles must.-be marked with the stamp "License . I.'-suetlV 01- "Transfer Is.sued" before l!i30 license plates will be delivered to the ti^-ner. .  In order to avoid confusion in the last minute rush to obtain, the new license tag.s, Secretary of State Clarence J. Brown, through Commissioner of Motor Vc'hiele.s Chalmers R. Wilson, has broadcast an appeal to all owner« wh:j have purchased secoitcl hand cars or have transferred their license plates from one car to another during the past year to examine their BiU of Sale before attempting to purchase l!t30 plates,  - "A license can be triuisferred from one car to another».regardleas of make upon payment of a transfer fée of one dollar when the horsepower rating la in the same group. When the car in of a higher horsepower, tho owner must pay the différence in the license fee," Commissioner Wilson pointed out.  "A license can not be transferred from ona owner to another."  "When a transfer is issued, the Bill; of Sale must- be presented and the stamp "Transfer Issued" is affixedl When a new or second hand car is bought, the s,tamp "License Issued" ' j is marked on the Bill of Sale. Unlets I otic of thcije ..stamp.? appear oil aU ï | Bills of Sale bearing a date prior to December 2l8t,.1929, licenses must bê ' purchased or transfers .made befoi^e ' the 19.'{0 plates wUl be issued."^  The Bureau of Motor Vehlclea the Department of State aim an« nounce that the deadline for the uaé of 1929 plates is midnight on Decem-the nrwri!  Bread Butter Price—50c per plate.  Jelly  HTTNTBR'R CTTTmnr viltf Rñwfíng  :—Raw fur bought in season. Orr^  ber 31stv and that the neW maroon i white tags cannot be used prior to, cember 21st.  Practically all of the sbtes set nn alx^olute deadline for the'iJ both old and new license plates. • Mo than 1600 deputy commission's < clerks aré how empToyed dfswiSut Ohio's new tags>  atother,, Wiia.i or.  "áterieiss Cooker for ^ristmas. ler's.  —Guaranteed^ optical /work." TinngHhiiirfi, ñptñmftriRTy'Ttnrvrniá. TT^   

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