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Dover Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - July 22, 1964, Dover, Ohio 3 Perish After Street Crater Devours' Car At Akron AKRON, Ohio (AP)—A young girl and a policeman and a college boy who tried to rescue her sank Tuesday in water and mud in a huge hole that a burst sewer line gouged in a four-lane highway during a heavy thunderstorm. More than IOO policemen, fire- ' '.‘Z '&.'-'.W. •* ^v; .■ > .•! -.V X ‘-ivX    . First In Readership First In Photography First In News Coverage men and volunteer workers toiled through the night trying to recover bodies of the three and the car in which the girl had been riding. Their job was complicated when soil on the sides of the crater kept crumbling, and a sheetmetal casing was constructed at the scene to be low ered Into the hole by a crane. Water racing along the broken sewer line sucked out a hole about 25 feet in diameter and about 40 feet deep. The eave-in cut across both eastbound lanes of Tallmadge Parkway (Ohio 18) on the city’s north side and undermined a third lane. There was a possibility the victims could have been washed through the big tile sewer into the Little Cuyahoga River a quarter mile away and dredging was done there. Missing and presumed drowned were Claudia Shidler, IO; Ronald D. Rotruck, 28. an Akron policeman for five years; and Hugh M. O’Neil, 19. a Georgetown University sophomore and summer employe at General Tire and Rubber Co. which was founded by his grandfather, William O'Neil. Rescued from the hole before it enlarged and deepened to its present size were Claudia’s mother, Mrs. Velma Shidler, and a neighbor girl, Janet Lewis, 13. They were hospitalized with injuries. Mrs. Shidler told police she had taken the girls swimming and was driving down the steep hill during the rain. She said she The Daily Reporter VOL 61. NO. 9.    50    PAGES. Largest Circulation In Tuscarawas County Dover-New Philadelphia, Ohio, Wednesday, July 22, 1964 saw the hole in the pavement, tried to swerve her compact car, but more pavement caved in under her. She said she saw Claudia slide through a broken rear window and was unable to grasp her. She helped Janet from the car See CRATER, Page 13 HOME EDITION iTQh* • J i VS •VT*'' Serving Over 11,000 Families PHONE 4-2167 7 CENTS Mayor John Studer (right) presents the key to the city of Strasburg to the 3 canoeists, This banner, across the front of the Strasburg fire station, expressed the sentiments of the community toward its canoe heroes. County School System Jim Ecenbargei and Bill Malcuit. The trio returned from New Orleans Tuesday night. Strasburg Boys Given Big Welcome Board Clarifies Rabies Position Several pertinent questions: and immunization is for the pur-Were answered aftd some rec- pose of building up a barrier commendations were made yes- between wildlife and humans, terday concerning the recent since over half of human expo-quarantine and compulsory im- sure to rabies comes through inundation of dogs against ra- dogs. hies by order of the Tuscarawas Section 955.26 of the Ohio Re-County Board of Health. vised Code, which gives the Norman Miller, sanitarian, board the authority to establish said that there has been some a quarantine, makes it manda-    .    , , doubt concerning certain as- tory if, in the judgment of the    were    any    city    ordinances    or    tne    receP lon of 350 ^aspects of the quarantine and that board, rabies is prevalent in the    state laws    requiring    those    large I. ur“ ,°Wi!^e0L?\ ^    ,° .me*    * lu. u.nitk n vriUor ca.    ....    trio    at New Philadelphia Air- 1 The red carpet treatment was extended full length late yes-terday afternoon when the 3 Strasburg canoeists arrived home after triumphantly com-C.    Ontrary    wandered    in yes-    pleting their 2,000-mile river terday    to    ask    whether there    journey to New Orleans, any city ordinances or Monday Night Deadline Set For Decision By Sally Duffy Reporter Staff Correspondent NEWCOMERSTOWN - Unless the local school system is made a part of the county system Newcomerstown will be bypassed in a consolidation proposal now’ under study. Carl Krebs Jr., local board president, revealed that his fellow’ members are being polled to determine if they favor joining the county system and entering into a consolidation. They have until 7 p.m. Monday to make a decision. The Sa-lem-Washington school board, at a special meeting Monday night, set that deadline for a reply, indicating an agreement otherwise has been reached on a consolidation, A resolution passed by the Salem-Washington board reads: “If by 7 p.m. Monday the Salem-Washington Board of Education has not been contacted by the Newcomerstown Board that it is desirous of consolidation then they, the Salem-Wash- See NC’TOWN BOARD. Page I the Health Department wished health district, Miller said. to clear up any points in question.    '    He    pointed    out    that    in    many “The Board of Health did not cities and health districts •et up the quarantine as a pen- throughout the country compul-alty to dog owners,” he stated, sory immunization prevails. “The law is to protect public County veterinarians did not health and for^ the protection of have any part rn making the animals, too.”    decision to quarantine, Miller _ He added that the quarantine | added, and the board has no control over prices being charg- .      Philadelphia    .... coal and gravel trucks to cover port, made “the welcome home’ their loads with a tarpaulin.1 a memorable one. “It’s downright dangerous to The youths Bill Malcuit, 17, have to tail behind those high- Terry Spidell, 17, and James way railroad cars with coal or Ecenbarger. 20. were escorted gravel bouncing off or being from the airport to the Stras-swept off by low branches along burg Fire Station by more than the streets,” he declared.    |50 cars, the village fire truck _ land sheriff cruisers. Jack Everhart Gets AAA Post Crago Sane, Lima Hospital Chief Reports Bearded, suntanned and hap- Roses, or whatever flowers led at the immunization clinics are in season, should be offered | th -    .    ,    hpalthv the county. The pace be.ng in bouquets to those responsible »j in ,    .,    .    .    j    jovial    as    when they charged is S3 per dog.    tor the clean _up cartons and Junej u for (he 3|.da'I jo . Miller said that dog owners cab,nets around the northi door, Vla Tuscarawas ohto'and Mis-• could take their dogs elsewhere on the first floor of the Court-1 slssj , rjvers „We „ever even to have them vaccinated at a house. But. why not take .    . a cold” Malcuit <aiH lower price if they knew of one along the stepladders, buckets. The boys'Uter confessed they wouldn’t be making the trip as long as they obtained an brooms and mops, too? And if immunization certificate.    the powers-that-be would just During the quarantine period    use the powers they have, by dogs may be loose but remain    state law. to discard the    un- James Moses Craao *>9 of    °n the property of the owner or    needed space, the halls of    jus- RD 2. Dover, has    been found    handler- If the ammal leaves    tice and commerce would    look sane and capable    of standing    the property it is violating the    much better. trial by doctors at Lima State quarantine and the owner is sub-    - Hospital. He is charged with Jec* to the penalties, which run    Some folks are wondering why second-degree murder in the as high as $100 and 90 days in City of Dover doesn’t open See WELCOME, Page 13 bludgeon slaying of his neighbor, Milton Swonger, 27, on March 28. A letter from Supt. J. O. Crisp, hospital superintendent, to Common Pleas Judge J. H. Lamneck reads: ‘‘He (Crago) has been observed and examined intensively and has received psychiatric and psychological examinations and tests. In our opinion, he understands the nature of the charges brought against him and can counsel in his own defense; therefore, he would be considered sane.” Lamneck had ordered Crago to the hospital on June 12 following a plea of “not guilty by reason of insanity” entered for him at an arraignment by his court-appointed counsel, Attys. Clair Hoffman and James Barnhouse, both of New Philadelphia. Chief Sheriff Deputy John Barlock said Crago probably will be returned to County Jail from Lima on Thursday. A jury trial is set to begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 3. Prosecutor Harlan Spies will present the state’s case. Road Workers Reject Offer County Road and Bridge De- Prospect St. to the shopping I center, a distance of a little Persons turning dogs loose in    more than a block. They con- J partment    employes last night re- the    county are also    in viola-    tend this would eliminate some    jected another offer by County tion    of the quarantine    and sub-    0f the Union Ave. traffic and    Engineer    Charles Young on a ject to penalty. Since the announcement of the See RABIES, Page 2 Fire Damages Welding Rig wage scale and work agreement. “For my part, this is the last offer to be made until after the election,” Young declared this morning. He had appeared personally 1 before the regular meeting of reduce accident possibilities. Minor Crash Investigated No citations were issued in a R°ad and Bridge Workers’ minor accident investigated by Union, Local 195 to explain the Dover police yesterday after-: P°hcy and the proposed raise in pay. Thirty-six department work- j ers were present during his 1V6-by Gross Welding Co. of New Jailed to stop in time because hour session, Young said. Five Philadelphia was caused w’hen of wet pavement and rammed members left the meeting before , The Tuscarawas County Automobile Club board of directors has announced appointment of Jacques (Jack) Everhart of 429 6th St. NW, New Philadelphia, as club manager to succeed the late Glen Furbay of Dover. Everhart has been employed the last 9 years in the sales-order department of Greer Steel Co. He will assume his new’ position Aug. 15. Everhart, 38, is a 1944 graduate of Mt. Vernon High and a 1950 graduate of Ohio State University. He served in the Air Force as an aviation cadet in 1944-45. Mrs. Everhart is the former Harriet Miskimen and a graduate of New Philadelphia High. They have 5 children, Steven 9, Bradley 8. Gregory 7, Janet 5, and Linda 2. They are members of the Episcopal Church in New, Philadelphia. Everhart on Monday resigned as chairman of the County Republican Central Committee to w’hich he had been elected in May. The auto club board selected Everhart from among more than 70 applicants. What a mess! That might well be the thought of a railroad worker as ho views the damage caused by a Nickel Plate derailment this morning near Bolivar. Rails were twisted like spaghetti during the pileup. 16 Subdivisions Miss Deadline For Budgets noon at Shafer and Reeves Ave. STRASBURG — Damage of when a car driven by James $2,500 to a welding rig owned McCrea, 17, of 212 Harger St. it caught fire this morning while welding was being done into one drive by Ernest Ber-tolini, 57, of 1204 Kaderly St. on a coal shovel in strip pits on NW, New Philadelphia. the William Hostetler farm, south of here. Village volunteer firemen, summoned at 10:30 a m., said the shovel of the stripping rig, owned by Sedwick Mining Co., had struck and smashed the truck’s gas tank, causing the blaze, while workmen were attempting to make repairs. McCrea received a cut on the head and Bertolini received a possible whiplash injury. Earl Lieser, 72, of 1505 N. Wooster Ave. reported to police yesterday that he had apparently been involved in an accident sometime between Friday and Tuesday. The right rear fender of his auto was damaged. the union voted on Young’s offer during its regular session. Young said today he was told that the remaining 31 members had voted unanimously to reject his proposal. Young used a new classification in setting up his latest proposed pay hike. He informed the workers that the increases he was offering would be approxi- JSee ROAD WORKERS, Page 2 County Auditor Donald Kinsey reported tody that his office had received 50 out of 66 proposed 1965 budgets from county political subdivisions. The budgets were due in the auditor’s office Monday but Kinsey waited for a day to make his report in view of some budgets having been mailed on Monday. The budgets must be studied and certified to Budget Commission by Sept. I. Among the 20 corporations (cities und villages) submitting budgets. 8 failed to make the deadline. They were Dover, New Philadelphia. Barnhill, Midvale, Port Washington, Roswell, Strasburg and Tuscarawas. Kinsey said that New Philadelphia City Auditor Charlotte White has consulted him several times about the budget, but has met delay because of financial problems which the city has faced since the beginning of the year. Four out of 20 townships still must file their proposed budgets. They are Dover. Clay, Jefferson and Warwick. New Philadelphia, Stone Creek-Jefferson and Union are the 3 out of 16 county school, districts which have not submitted their budgets. Only Dover and Sugarcreek-: Stinesville remains among the county’s libraries which did not file. Kinsey said this morning that, there is actually no penalty at- : tached to failure to submit budgets by July 20 deadline. However, should the budgets not be received by the time the Budget I Commission is prepared to consider the individual proposals, it could act on its own in setting the 1965 budget for a subdivision and even refuse to set such a budget. The auditor said today the Commission hearings probably will take place some time in August. Weathervane YESTERDAY High 90    Low    64 Elsewhere In U.S. High Low Pr. Albuquerque, cloudy 93 66 Boston, cloudy ..... 85    73    .. Denver, clear ...... 96    63 Helena, clear ...... 93    57    .. Juneau, cloudy  75    54    .. Memphis, clear .... 90 74 New York, cloudy .. 85 72 Phoenix, cloudy ... 104 86    .. Salt Lk. City. clear 98    70 Tampa, cloudy ..... 94    77    .. TODAY 7 a.rn •........66 RAINFALL Last 24 hours ... .06 inch TOMORROW Sunrise  ......5:13 Sunset.............7:51 High 92    Low    70 Forecast: Warm and hum^d. DAY S BRIGHTENER Will power is a man not asking his wife why she’s angry. IO Cars Leave Rail Track In Bolivar Area A 66-car freight train running on the Nickel Plate Line from Brewster O. to Rook. Pa., piled up this morning at 6:20 at the crossing on County Rd. 102 near Bolivar. Railroad officials were continuing investigation of the wreck which derailed IO cars and tore up approximately 50 yards of track. Traffic was blocked at the crossing almost the entire morning and electric and telephone lines were torn down. Most of the w recked cars were overturned and the stcl rails on the track were wound in and out of the cars. Railroad officials declined to estimate the damage and the cause of the mishap. Engineer of the tram, which had a Pennsylvania crew, was J. R. 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