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Ohio Staats Bote (Newspaper) - December 7, 1951, Canton, OhioThe news is prepared to do your Job printing basis Good workmanship and Good service at fair prices. Phone. 5271. A your favorite Hometown paper Ottawa county news a democratic newspaper serving All Ottawa county downtown stores open evenings beginning Friday december 14 for Christmas shoppers volume 87, number 43 two sections port Clinton Ohio Friday december 7, 1951 single copies 5 cents local divorce rate i i t in nation says Stahl � � by Robert w. Reider publisher Ottawa county s divorce rate is among the highest per capita any county in the nation. This startling bit information is sup ported by statistics in common pleas Here. The judicial docket shows a backlog 30 cases which is considered Normal for Ottawa county there has been an aver age 200 cases about four a week annually in the postwar Era. The rate Here is considerably above other counties Ottawa county s size. Seneca county for example has about twice the population and rarely goes beyond 150 cases. Common pleas judge Tom d. Stahl theorizes that the unusual by High divorce rate Here is due in part to the fact that Ottawa county is More industrialized than Many counties comparable size that women have left the Home to seek factory employment and in Many cases marriages have gone the rocks As a result. I try to save As Many Homes As pos sible judge Stahl said by re Concilia but once the parties appear in court a settlement differences is rather difficult he added. Judge Stahl pointed out that he has noted a slight decline cases involving minor children since aug. 28 when legis lation became effective requiring a full report All circumstances by a court investigator. J a b x port Clinton Post office offi a vials Are preparing for a record deluge Christmas mail Possi Bly surpassing last year s All time record. Christmas packages for Distant states should have been mailed by now mrs. Von Thron. Post master stated today and this weekend should Mark the dead line for parcel Post Christmas \ packages she said. She suggested that Christmas cards should be in the mail by december 15, which is next the postmaster stressed two important things which will facilitate handling the Christmas Rush business. Stamps should be bought now in Quantity so that the windows will not be congested during the final Days. The second thing which she Hopes All Post office patrons will observe in the spirit co operation is the tying a number greeting cards in a , with the addresses All lacing the same Way. These bundles should be dumped in the special boxes to be provided with i string rubber bands still around them. Please do not take off the string rubber band be fore dropping the bundles in our recept cais mrs. Von Thron Way a % pvt. Wendell d. Wolf Armav civil defense n ohs a t t i l Apple storage i i. By a 1850 i i Lis to a � if Pii the members the kiwanis club will again sponsor the annual Christmas party for kiddies the Community to be held monday afternoon december 24th. Albert Davids jr., will be chairman the Christmas committee and Stensen Petersen will head the finance committee and prelim Inary plans were announced at the wednesday noon meeting. The noon program in charge Olaf Rasmussen included the sound motion picture let s get More than a score port Clin out the the film was ton Volunteer firemen enjoyed produced As a report to the Gen j their annual Christmas party wed eral motors Field organization and mesday night around a sumptuous pm dealers the critically Seri Turkey dinner in the colonial Ous condition the nation s High j club. Way system and the need for con-1 carted Community action to solve Highway problems. Junior kiwanis Bridge area four Miles West ported hearing the blast. Extent damage was not determined by Jack Lay the port Clinton fish company who was in Erie pa., at the time tree explosion. Persons living in the Bay ans introduced at this time were re Jerry Lawrence Jerry Cook and Ronald Blackburn local High guests the club for six weeks. Club visitors were William Ven Able Columbus . H. J. Thomp son Lakeside and Kewanian Charles Truman Sandusky. Charles de Witt who will re tire As president the kiwanis club in january entertained the officers directors and committee chairmen at a dinner at the isl and hotel tuesday evening when covers were Laid for 23 kiwanis ans. A directors meeting followed the dinner program. Harmless grass fire a grass fire which started from a Small Leaf burning Job at 315 Monroe Street appeared to Threa ten the neighbourhood for a while sunday afternoon but was extinguished without the need for a Call to the fire department. Aiding in the annual gathering the smoke eaters were most the City officials including the incumbent and incoming members and other prominent citizens numbering about 50. There were 22 members the fire department present including the Veteran 50 years babe Mitcheu. Opening the humorous program Jack Riddle called chief Walter Miller to preside. After introducing All department Mem Bers As Well As City officials and other distinguished guests chief Miller turned the social session a photos by Willis Misch Bers this annual party in this Case the 12th, is the Only time sen a. W. Chapman babe Mitch that the entire organization gets j Ell and manual Nossaman. Together at one time. The Christ Mas party is therefore considered a Jolly reunion for Many the boys. In the top picture is shown a portion theft Remen s group and their friends in the colonial club urn a Roo u. Portion the Farmer s group and Ever taken Ellie fire depart ment members assembled at a so Cial function. The one act players to be present in the front Row from left Are j de Lakeside concert in the Pete Hammond tip Nelson Verne Park Elmore last night s a Dahnke Julian Sickmiller bus per Oak Harbor the Hills dramatic festival set for thursday the Ottawa county High school dramatic festival scheduled to be held this thursday in the Lake Side school auditorium will have five schools participating. Following Are the schools and Apple growers have fewer apples in cold storage now than they did a year ago according to Vernon Patterson Extension Horticulturist at Ohio state univer sity. Patterson and r. C. Scott Agri cultural economist Point out that Apple storage holdings were heavier november 1, 150, than they were november 1, this year. Scott says last year prices did not increase appreciably after no vember 1. In Many cases they were lower at the end the sea son than they were when growers were storing indications now Are that the situation this year is different. I apples in storage in the United j states october 31 reached 26.3 j million bushels. This is 23 per cent less than the 34 million j i bushels in storage october 31, i 1950. It is 17 per cent less than i the 1946-50 average 31.7 Mil lion bushels. In Ohio apples in storage were 8 per cent greater than holdings a year ago. The 433,000 bushels in set dec 13 a special meeting has been called by Wayne Petersen Ottawa county civil defense director for 8 . Thursday december 13 in the elementary school auditorium. Features the meeting will be discussion ground observation posts in Cotta a county by Mem Bers committee organizational training. Air Force representatives will be present to Dis cuss the subject. A motion picture depicting de tails the air defense program will be shown during the Evenin. Petersen said openings Are available for volunteers who de sire to qualify As observers in the air Force ground observation for Ces. The meeting next week will be open to the Public. The body pvt. Wendell Dale Wolf 23, who was killed in action in Korea last june 10 arrived thursday at the Neidecker funeral Cipe. The remains were accompanied by a military escort from Chicago. Services will be conducted at the mortuary at 2 . Saturday with Rev. John Braun pastor St. John lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in River View cemetery. Pvt. Wolf was inducted into the service november 7,-. 1950, and Rece Ivell his Basic training at Camp Breckenridge Kentucky. He left the United states last april arriving in the korean Battle Zene in May. Be was wounded june 7 and died three Days later. Before entering the service he had worked for the coca cola bottling co., and had been an artillery processor at the Erie Ord Nance depot. Pvt. Wolfe was the son Wiliiam and the late Myrtle Wolf. He is survived by . And mrs. William Wolf father and step Mother. Three Brothers William jr., and Richard Oak Harbor and Franklin port Clinton and a sister Evelyn also port Clin ton. Young Martin Juve pre Whisner and Connors. Sec Ond Row ern.,2 Dubbert Ken Black mayor Carl Becker Tom Kerr Jim Jensen retired Jack Riddle and Ray Debien. Third Over to mayor Carl Backer As j Row Verne Ermish Larry von toastmaster. J Glahn Earl Gardner de Gates for Many the auxiliary Mem 1 chief Walter Miller Wayne Peter Eire put in Bay the haunted bookshop and Genoa High win the Lakeside High school i Chestra will provide the musical entertainment and . Eldon t. Smith Bowling Green state 1 University a ill serve As critic. Held for grand jury morals accusation Here his plea guilty to a Nile delinquency charge feared by City police Conley Isaacs South Madison Road was bound Over to the grand jury Mon Day by mayor Carl Becker. The defendant accused molesting a 15-year-old port Clinton girl has been unable up until this time to raise bail fixed at $1,000, and is incarcerated in the county jail. A complaint was made by the Ohio storage october Gujri s father who told police con were Down 7 per cent from 1946-1 Jey Jia j remained 50 average however. Overnight during the weekend. Tha Case was investigated by a 17-year-old Ottawa county Farmer has the distinction be ing named top Ohio Winner in the 1951 National soil and water conservation contest. He is Doyle f. Sommer son Otto p. Sommer Martin o., who will now receive a Gold watch in addition to a Gold filled medal which he previously won for his outstanding work in primary soil conservation. Last year Young Sommer rented a farm poor soil and rough terrain. The tillable soil was hard packed and a poor producer Alfalfa and Clover stands and it lacked nutrition. Up to the present time Sommer has filled in Low furrows and water troughs 23 acres the farm and has added Many tons Lime and fertilizer. All Barren areas Are in cover crops and has fenced in All the wooded sections providing adequate wildlife Shel Ter. It required 5,000 tile to Drain the numerous wet spots title sprawling acreage. Observers predict that this rented farm will become one the outstanding conservation testing with the girl acreages in the Buckeye state within a few years. Clerk in Auto mishap miss Helen Novak clerk in the county auditor s office escaped possible serious injuries when the rear her automobile was struck by a Large truck As she was try ing to turn at the intersection state route 2 and Christy Chapel Road. The Impact forced her car into a ditch but she Emer ged unhurt though shaken up. Police chief Jack Sheffer who preferred the delinquency charge. New City Hall floor a new rubber tile flooring has been Laid the second floor Hall the City building. The tile is mottled Nile Green and will reduce considerable noise which was formerly created the Bare Wood flooring by pedestrians. Rent Board to meet a meeting fhe rent advisory Board area rent director manage ment and tenant representatives Erie gardens will be held sat urday night at 8 00 p. M. In the basement City Hall to discuss a the matter rat
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