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Orrville Crescent (Newspaper) - January 22, 1959, Orrville, Ohio AN ORRVILLE INSTITUTION SINCE 1867 ÇRRVILLE, OHIO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1959. 8 CENTS A COPY VOL: 90,—NO. 24. -h' Paul Beattie, former assistant manager of Koppers Tech, who will be moving his family to a Washington,, D. C. suburb on Saturday from their home on Route 94 South, stopped in earlier this week to say that when we said recently that he had been named manager 6f the National -Lumber Manufacturers Association, with headquarters in the nation's capital, we were stretching a fact too "Actually I am the manager of NLMA'a Technical Promotion Department, which is only one phase of the association," Paul ex^ plained. "I don't want.„ my old friendB at. Koppers to get the idea I am trying to puff myself up by claiming a job bigger than I actually have, so if you will fit me into my proper' notch, I will appreciate it." Paul went on to explain that MIMA's Technical Promotion Department has been augmented by the addition of himself and eight other men (making 26 in all) to accelerate the promotion of lumber as a building material, both through contact with architects,J engineers, building code officials ! and cpntractors . and the develop-1 ment of technical data on the properties and performance of wtood. "Just as in every business, there is increasing competition in the building field," Mr. Beattie explained, "and our job is to 'sell' wood to the end that the lumber industry can hold and increase its share of the market in competition with steel, aluminum and other building materials. 7 "It's a challenging job—that's the principal reason I took on the assignment—because for the lumber industry is going all out,, so to speak, to show that wood is unexcelled in many building applications. We have a wonderful atory to tejl—and in these days, it is essential that it be told." Mr, Eteattijg, added that the fam-njrtJWftwl to leave Orrvffle bfc cause it ha4 6rtJoye<| Jiving here mora than any other place. For our part, we expressed a dislike in losing, such a fine family—a dislike that is moderated by the fftct that Paul.is moving up in h|s chosen field; Mrs. Stevenson Dies at Age 92 Mayor H. Sollenberger to Circulate Petitions for Repeal of Court Law Mayor Herbert Sollenberger,' Police Chief Irv Eshelman and Safety-Service Director" Robert or the law.- What they • arc fighting for i» the home rule which they feel rightfully belongs to the courts of the communities. If the law. is not changed or Lacy were among the 15 municipal officials of Wayne County who attended a conference in Columbus 1 repealed, this is how it would ef-Suriday, sponsored •• by the Ohio'feet Orrville next year: Every ar-I Mayors Committee. jrest made by an Orrville police- I The meeting dealt with the Coun-i ma" on North or South Main ty and Municipal Court Laws and' street would have to be tried in I methods of repealing the laws, as the Wooster' municipal court. This • Mrs. Amelia Stevenson, age 92, j we n as t)l0 distribution of munici- 1 means loss of revenue for Orr-died at Dunlap Memorial Hospi-1 p a j i, lcome taxes. Mayor Earl M.j vi)le — even though Orrvllle's tax tal Thursday afternoon following' Rodabush of* Canfield was chair-1 Payers are paying the salaries of an Illness of three weeks' dura-! man of the meeting, which was tlie police foi-ce (In effect, Orr H. R. Sprunger Of Kidron Dies On Jury Duty HarVey Robert Spninger, 64, eff Kidron, died of a heart attack Tuesday afternoon, while he was serving on a jury in Wooster Mu 1 nlcipkl Court. He was taken to ada, was united in. marriage to j m nn Vf the Mayors Committee of' B , ut .  i9 5 t . a "-.  cas , e Wooster Hospital after suffering! David W. Stevenson, a medlcal! 0hio for repea ] 0 f the County and that 18 brought to tnal demands the heart attack and was pro- -------- --------------1 ni ° — nounced dead there. Mrs. tion. ¡entitled, "What's Next?" | ville Residents are paying a police- She was born In Ontario, Can-1 M Rodabu8h ig aIso chair-' mantoworkforthecountycourt). J  ,i But that isn't all. Each case missionary at Shanghai, China, In Municlpa , ¿ olu . t La ws. The group  he P™ence °f the arresting of- 1892 - ' consists of mayors, police chiefs  f,cer - And , lf an Orrv,lie pol.ee. After his death in 1932, Mrs. and other officials of smaller com-  man f has s P? nd t ' me -attending Stevenson came to "Orrville and „unities and cities in Ohio who I'™ 1 _ Wooster, ^he 'canm* at since—1946 had .made...her __honie with her daughter and son-in-law, Llla and William Schmid. She was a v member of Christ are opposed to the'court laws and ^ same P rotect the ^ ' " r ...........his mam job........ erj ajnd two sons, Merle, 11 years, and want repeal of these laws. . „ . ... . , , I Another cffect this law might These laws, originally estab- have ' according to the Ma y 0 rs Iished to eliminate justice of peace c omrn it tf . p tn i,mit nn trni di.tv Evangelical & Reformed Church. | courts and relegate judging duties r he main streers orcils lr Her principle interest was in her. to supposedly better qualifier, communUies If the state highways' EDUCATION UNIT of Christ I West Church street. The new i construction and is finished in Co-Evangelical and Reformed Church building, used primarily for Sun- lonial style. Is shown, photographed from day School classes, is of brick Christ E. and R. Church to Dedicate Educational Unit Dedication of the new Christ Evangelical and Reformed Educational Unit will be held Sunday, Feb. 1, it was announced today. The dedication will mark the formal opening of the recently-completed addition located on West Church street, west of the church proper. Guest speaker at the dedication will be Dr. Sheldon Mackey of Philadelphia, who is administrative assistant to Dr. James E. Wagner, president of the Evangelical and Reformed Church iri ; United States and co-president of the united church. The-.Rev. Franklin Lahr, pastor of the Orrville Christ Evangelical and Refonhed Ohnrch; win also take part in the ceremonies. Plans for the dedication have not been finalized at this date, and the program will be listed in the next isSue of The Courier. We have read President Ike's State of the Union message and his «subsequent talks, about the economic futjire of the countt-y, The new educational unit was constructed and equipped at a total cost of $270,000. This amount includes architect fees and other costs. It is a two-story building, plus- a fully excavated basement, that rests on a foundation measuring 114 by 57 feet. The building has an attractive brick veneer exterior, and on the inside it is decorated in white cedar paneling with a colonial 7 decor. Large windows give the classrooms plenty of light and create a cheerful atmosphere. . Each classroom was designed especially for a particular age grqup, and it is noticeable that in the rooms for the youngstera cab? inets, tables, chairs, blackboards and other furnishings are all ftt the right heights. Main Floor v '' One feature that is pleasantly unique ia a church parlor on the main floor, intended to . be used for small weddings and Informal gatherings of small groups. This room, measuring 21 by ' 32 feet, is beautifully furnished in colonial style and is complete with fireplace and soft wall-to-wall carpet. Adjoining the parlor''is a small kitchen, linked on thè other side to -a crib room and nursery. There He was Kidron postmaster 23 year », and had been business man-ager of E. P. Gerber Hardware in Kidron for more than 40 years. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Mt. Eaton, and American Legion Welty post, of Apple Creek. His wife, the former Lola Saur- church, its minion program and j meni have ha(1 thc effect of rimning lhmugh communities uie w. i. u. abolishing or limiting the effect ow.-ri.it „f (■,„ ,,.:<,„ t In-add-lt-ion^«-Mrs^_Schmid._j5heJ. 0 f_ m vji4s——-_if r 1 JUnsdiction of the on October 29, 1933, at the South \b survived by two other daugh- j ^ abolished'Ìn^^^TT^ 7 ih ^ ,cemen ~ Walttut street grade crossing in ters, Mrs. John Nugent of West _ T , he <olnty court ,a , WR abolished have to go out of town for every Orrville E fnTwarZg ikrht" | Hempstead, N. Y„ and Mrs. Her- } usllc< ; °  c » urt9 , aa " f -^n- arrest made on these streets, then ^Sn puÌ up there man Feter of New York City.i 1 "^, 1958 -, A , 1 »"-? 1 '" e  ^ency is to spend naa Deen pui up tnere. survlvlne are two brothers cou,ts were established to handle less time on .the state highways M.T. Sprunger served for many ^ B r own o f VeronTN J and f ' a9eil whit h Previously fallen | and more time on other city Evan Brown of Santi! Barbara, | to the i U8tice ot the peace courts, streets. And the fact is, in v Wayne Cai., and four grandchildren and ! ° r - if a munici P al court exiflled County, that the state highways 11 great grandchildren. i in a count y seat - such as is the happen to be the main streets Following cremation the ashes ' case in Wa y. ne County, these new in each of the communities oppos- Will be placed in the family burial ¡ duties came within the JuHsdic- ( ing the court laws. plot in Glendale Cemetery, Akron. I tlon of the municipal aourts. ¡To Pas« Petition» Memorial services Vere held by! 11 meant that State Patrol cases| Mayor Sollenberger told council the Immediate family Sunday, 'which were being brought into ¡members Monday night that he with the. Rev. Franklin Lahr in 1 0lTVille mayors court from high-1 was to receive a number of peti- oharge. iways in the Orrville area were tion forms in the near future, and * In lieu of flowers, friends may ! no longer brought to Orrville, but that he would distribute these contribute to the Christian mis-1 were taken to Wooster. The loss among council men and other city slon of their choice. The Auble- ; of revenue for Orrville was stag- ! officials so that they could get Hooley Funeral Home is In charge ! gering—this year it will mean ¡names asking for the repeal of the of cremation and burial arrange-1 about $10,000 loss, it is estimated ■ court law9. year» on the Board of Education in Dalton, was an elder of St. Paul's E. and R. Church for many years, and was a member of the National Association of Postmasters and of the Ohio Association of Retail Lumber Dealers. Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Gerber of Kidron; three brothers, Clyde Sprunger of Canton, William and Dr. Earl Sprunger of Apple Creek; three sisters, Mrs. Robert Liechty of Berne, Ind., Mrs. Bruce Weaver of Orrville, and Mrs. Ross Wyre . Of Philadelphia, Pa., and three grandchildren. 'Funeral services will be at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Mt. Eaton Friday at 2:30 o'clock, with the Rev. Frank R. Z&rtman in charge. Pallbearers will be Veryl RodöcKer, Frank Wyss, ate also "rooms for toddlers and i*»«* 1 ? Saurer, Meiyin Saurer, Glerrford Gerber and Otto Gerber. kindergarten youngsters. On the east side of the hallway are the pastor's study, the church secretary's office for an assistant pastor, If the need arises. All of Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, Mt. Eaton. Calling hours at the Desvolgnes Funeral Home are^tonignt, 7 to S o'clock, and these offices are air conditioned.  church an hour before the On the second floor there are aemce- seven classrooms, giving space for cla&es for five-year-old kindergarten- students up through adults. Some rooms are divided . with sliding partitions, which allows for larger single rooms when the oc-(Continued on page 2) BIRTHS ments. by Mayor Sollenberger. | He said that he would like to The next stage of the county see Orrville residents follow the court laws, effective as of' Jan- ^example of Canfield residents,. 800 uary 1, I960, will result in the of whom signed the petitions with-immediate loss of more than $4,- in 48 hours after they were dis-ooo more, it is estimated. This tributed. _ part of the law states that any The next meeting of the Wayne W ° rn A mTj an r> i ^' Charlea I traffic violation or other miyde-j County group organized against feller, Orrville H. 1, a son on meanor occurring on a state route ^ the county court laws will be held —even within the limits of a city ¡ at the Smithville City Hall this or municipality—will be tried in' Sunday at 2 o'clock in the after- Council Discusses Main Water Line, Paving To Be Done on At council meeting held Mon- ànd our only comment is that we W^night in the City Hall, coun t^iS^SS^lS time in thè hear future. With the ' Oderai -, Government »inning a 12 bilUon dollar deficit in the current fiscal year and the q dubious prost>ect that it may aòhiève a balance between income and outgo in the next, we fall to see where there Is ahy possibility of a tax reduction in the foreseeable future. Our guess is that the budget won't be balanced next year, whatever Ike's hope, even if income meets the estimate. Talk of tax reduction sounds to us like political double talk. On the state budgetary level, we are happy ta see that Mike Di-flalle has approved cutting expenses by reducing: the payroll. We don't know- anything about running a state government, but we h^ve long felt that there were a host of "public relations" employees who could be let go without the slightest loss. There is undoubtedly a great deal of duplication of work, too, which could be eliminated, as well as many other unessential jote. We have come to a feeling that . Billy O'Neill didnt run a very . tight ship, and that DiSalle may do better. ; We see by trade magazine that the average Nebraska newspaper receives 83 "exchai^res"—copies of other newspapers^-which, if the same proportion were true nation (Continued on Page 2) Double the value of your money with pennies! Bargains on most drug «tore ltemfe including household needs, toiletries and sundries at the regular price pip« only one cent for an additional item. See Ssclal advertisement "One Cent !e" In this paper. Dick Zarle's plans for the paving of West High street and for the laying of a trunk water line on High street from Washington boulevard east to North Main street. The laying of the water line, the more Immediate of the two improvements, is scheduled for this coming Spring or Rummer, according to Japles -Specht, superintendent of tiie Municipal Utilities. The preliminary estimates on the job .have been prepared by the engineers, and the project should be completed this year, with the approval of coun-cil. The water line, which is to be a main transmission line, will be put in to hold up the water pressure in the west end during times of heavy water use and to supply increased amounts of water to an area which is developing rapidly. There will be no assessments to property owners for the laying of the water line, since , they are already being, served by another water line. Council was in general agreement that the trunk water line should be laid under the street. There was some talk about putting the line in the devil strip, but It was felt that such a process Would be slow and expensive. However, Councilman Homer For-rer felt that the group should have a rough estimate of the cost of putting the line along the devil strip, Mr. Specht recommended that the line be put in under the street, saying that there has been very little trouble with mains under paved streets. The time lag between laying the line and paving the street would be adequate to insure the proper working of the and, assessment was made at the rate of $3.31 per front foot for curbs and gutters, and $2.71 per front foot for sidewalks. The third ordinance accepted and approved the dedication ' of land by Paul Powell for street purposes. Slightly more than 44$ feet wfere dedicated along East Oak street. Mayor Sollenberger reported to Bent an adding machine and put cost on a new adder, priced at 989 to fU9. Smucker Office Supply at the square. 24-5 Boy»' "Billy the Kid" corduroy pants, 20 per cent off: Sixes 8-7. Lad 'n' LsMle Shop, "Jut east of the Square/* 24 Dr. W. C. Beam will not be In his office Friday or Saturday. He Willi* In his new ofttpe, 184 East Mark«*, Monday. U Adult Education Courses Is Reset Because of the inclement weather Monday and Tuesday nights, registration for adult education courseB at the high school will be rescheduled for this . Monday and Tuesday. ' Thé registration booth will, be set up- in thé lobby of the senior high school on each of -these nights,-from 6:30 to 8:30 o*clock, it was announced by L. L. Fletcher, co- council on the progress of the I ordinator of the courses. fight against the county court j only 94 persons registered for rule, and announced that a meet- ithe corses over the two evenings. ing concerning this will be held at the city hall of Smithville Sup-day, beginning at 2 o'clock. . The mayor said that he had excused Safety-Service Director Robert Lacy ~from attending the meeting Monday night, since he and his department had been working many hours clearing snow from the city streets. He complimented Mr. Lacy on the good job being done, and commented that few cltleg had safety-service directors willing to work right with their men, as Mr. Lacy does on all of his jobs. line before the street is paved, he said. o , , V The paving oC.High street will necessarily be a long-term project, since the water main and storm sewer lines would have to be put in first. It is still in the talking stage as far as çounçll is concerned, and such matters as the width' of the street and how much of an area to pave have not yet been decided. The city will be in for a great deal of expense itself, It was pointed out, since an assessment will have to be made against the city for. the frontage at the park. The city's share will probably have to be carried by a bond issue, Solicitor Jonah Howells said. Complain About Smoke Councilman George Codiano passed along to council some of the complaints he has been receiving concerning the industrial smoke in the north end of the city. He said that there seems to be flakes of chemical matter falling in the area, and that this has damaged the paint on some cars. He said that there were «ix cases of damage that he knew about. Mayor Herbert Sollenberger sadd .that he would call one of the officiais of the company said to have been responsible and ask them if Anything could be done to eliminate the harmful elements in the smoke. Ordinances Passed ,, Three ordinances were adopted at the meeting, two of which had to do with assessments on property owners for improvements that have been made. One ordinance levied assessments on North Sunset drive property owners for the concrete paving which was done last Summer. - . „_ _ ■asusftA'sns Held ing assessed at $6.30 per front the 8 ame,charge. For Thompson Infant foot. January 16 at the Community Osteopathic Hospital. L YSter^BM'Weit d MSerstS ^ c ° unty ' co "'' t  municipal! n^rTViyo'r Son7nbergerrwho1 3 L. Yoder 514 West Market street,  qourt at Wooster ln the caae 0 f, president of this group, askB any a daughter, an January, 16 at ... ~ . , I ......■ ° . The Wayne County). residents of the area who are in-Home Rule (Suffers j terested in the action that is tak- But the Mayors Committee is! ing place to be sure and attend Dunlap Memorial Hospital baby has a sister., FlSS' finii^ Orr^lle^ldents ^TJrLT^l I ™ C W , mdettnB ' * iB ^ t0 ^ (iving in Miami Beach, Fla., a son' of money to3t in thls 8econd ^ 1 Edward Frederick, on January 17 at St. Francis Hospital. The baby, whq weighed 8 pounds and one ounce at birth, has a brother, Ronnie, 7 years old. The Fishers report a change of address, 2060 North East 169th street, Miami Beach, Fla. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Adklns of Klttnian, a son on January 18 at the Community Osteopathic Hospital. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Mlm&,. 730 Buckeye street, a son on January 19 at .the Community Osteopathic Hospital. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Ted G. f Moyers, of Mt. Eaton, a daughter on January 20 at Dunlap Memorial Hospital. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Angstadt, North Lawrence R. D. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. William Weeman, Orrville R. D. 2, a daughter, Beverly,, on January 22 at Dunlap Memorial Hospital- The baby has three brothers, Bobby, 1, a daughter on January 21, at | Bruce and Brian, and one sister*. Dunlap Memorial Hospital Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brown, Dalton R. D. 1; a daughter on January 21 at Dunlap Memorial." Born, :to Mr. and Mrs. Nevin Byler of Fredericksburg, a daughter, on''Jdnuary *2l -at—the—Community Osteopathic Hospital. Barbie., Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Homer Yoho, Marshallville R. D. 1, a son on January 22 at Dunlap Memorial Hospital. No man has ever been able to prove the excellence of-his-talents-iby shooting his critics. Six Are Charged r's Court Wonderful Values! A)l Winter hats, are half price at Fike Millinery. 2S-4 Special Sale. All Winter hats are half price at Fike Millinery. Bay several at this low price. 28-4 Save almoft* half of what you usually nmd for drug store Items!- pick Zarle will offer a super one cent salé with bargains galore on everyday household drug needs, toiletries and sundries —two for the price of one plus only one oeol Look for th* «ale ad in this paper. 24 Six Orrville persona charged in Mayor Herbert Sollen-berger's court this week. "William T. 8hobe was fined 91S0 and costs on a charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicants.. Maudie Noble forfeited a $20 bond on a charge of disturbing the peace, levied ¿îter an argument with her husband. William Crill was charged costs only on a charge of disturbing the peace. Which Mr. Fletcher said was disappointing, but probably due to the weather. He is giving those who are Btlll interested another chance to register, In hopes that better weather will produce a higher registration. Boats and airplanes have seemed to capture the public's fancy, however. The Marine Safety course offered by the U. S. Power Squadron has 23 persons registered and will definitely be held. The aircraft ground training course will also be held with 18 persons signed up for that subject. Some courses have most of the required number of person» registered and will need only a few more persons registering before the courses are held. These courses are: Oil Painting, taught were by Mrs. Gertrude Ward, Beven per-«ons registered; Sewing, taught by Mrs. Merle Lehman, seven persons; Mechanical Drawing, taught | by Frank Falk, eight perosns; Physical Fitness, taught by Coach William Shunkwiler, six persons. Mr. Fletcher recommends that those persons already signed up for the above courses contact their friends who might be Interested, and ask them to register. To make A NEW LAKE in Orrville? No, it'tt JUHt an oversized rain puddle —the result of melted Known and heavy rains that fell Tuesday ,night, and Wednettday. This scene I» on North Elm street, north -of the wooded section of Orr'l'ark. , . . - „ „ „ it easier, registrations for the , °f R " D " , 2 above courses will be accepted at forfe ted a $10 bond for improperly | the w h schooI or at home backing his vehicle, Paul Lester of L L in 6tcher forfeited a.$7 bond on a charge Another ordinance levied assessments against property owners along South Crown Hill road from West Market street south to Paradise road for the installation of curbs and gutters and sidewalks on both fides of the street. Total coet was $11,370.81 January Clearance — Bargains Galore! Lad 'n' Lassie Shop, 124 East Market street. 24 Women of the Moose will serve a roast pork and dressing »upper Saturday, 8 to 7 p. m. for mem-bars and friend*. t4 APPRECIATION DAY GIVE-AWAYS .SET . After a postponent of the opening Appreciation Day event last Friday Night, Orrville merchants have added another (100 to the "Tit'eaaure Chest" and plan to conduct the event at the square this Committal services were held Friday afternoon at Crown Hill Cemetery for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson, 745 Cleveland avenue, born early Friday' morning at Dunlap Hospital. The Rev. Franklin Lahr officiated. She is survived by her parents; maternal Friday night, at ®:18 o'clock. Qitt ¡ a brother. Charles; certificates redesmiWe at any of | grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walt- "Enough," Say Orrville Residents ar Basements Flood, Phones Go Dead damage to furniture, floors and stored goods. In some homes, the The weather—of all description^—played havoc in the Orrville area this week, causing delays and Interruptions in public services and causing damage to j hot water heaters, causing inter-many homes as sewers backed up 1 ruptions in heating that was felt and flooded basements. by some persons as the tempera- Firemen report that they had almost "gotten ahead" of the water yesterday afternoon at about 4:30 o'clock, when another downpour brought an extra surge of water Into the sewers, again. They didn't actually see any progress in lowering the water level again until about midnight. The last group of pumpers quit at shortly after 3 o'clock this morning. The Fire Department Women's About 25 members of the Orrville Fire Department worked on off and on periods all day Wednesday and into this morning until after 3 o'clock pumping out manholes. Heavy rains, coupled with the th„ nnrtininntlnir atm-aa will v,J« r Pranks of Creston; paternal melting of snow, caused an excess ^•n grandparent, Thomas I. Thomp-1 of water that couldn't be handled £iven away; totaling 1200. Try our 24 hour FUm Service. JUgraoMs Drug, W North Main ihMi Mtf grandparent, son of Orrville, and a great grandfather, Ed Matter of Wooster. Auble-Hooley Funeral Home was in chazgs of arrangements. by storm sewers In some areas of the city, and when the storm sew-ers blocked, water backed up into baaaments, causing in many case« water got high enough to, extin- j Auxiliary brought some comfort guish pilot lights in furnaces and to the overworked firemen when they served food and hot coffee to their men during all day Wednesday arid into the early hours of this morning—until about 1:30 o'clock. The women had lanterns and flashlights handy in case of failure of city lights. ture dropped suddenly last night. Firemen were kept busy pumping out manholes on East Chestnut street, West Chestnut street, East Paradise street, Westwood avenue and Elm street. Two port-able pumps, a tank truck and the new fire truck were in use dur- Services Disrupted The street lights did go out for a while in the south end of the city last night, when a tree on ing pumping operations, and the, South Main street near the inter-department jeep was used to haul I section of Chestnut street blew gasoline and oil so as to keep the j down, taking a power cable with pumps running wltljout interrup-1 it. tionu. (Continued oh Page 4)