Ralph E Hershey 4 Oct 1946
SOLVING HOUSING PROBLEM Neighbors Helping Vet NORTH LAWRENCE—A partly dismantled house, is _being rebuilt rebuilt from contributions and through the efforts of neighbors in the vicinity of the site for a discharged veteran, Ralph E. Hershey, his wife and four-year-old son, Randolph, who are residing at present at 212 South ave SE, Massillon. Hershey, who was discharged last October, following more than three years of army duty, including approximately two and a half years of which were spent in the Pacific, began the job of repairing the building himself. The structure formerly served as a summer kitchen' on the property of his mother, Mrs. Lina Hershey, near Pleasant View church. S 1,000 Is Needed The building was moved several hundred yards south of the resi dence of" Hershey's mother and repair work was begun. Neighbors of the former soldier offered to assist in excavating the cellar and starting a fund for the purchase of cement blocks to place beneath the cellar as well as to complete other repairs. A committee composed of the Rev. I. J. Buchwalter, pastor of Pleasant View church. Alva Wengard Wengard of Massillon and David Falb of Orrville. will accept donations. Contributions may be mailed to Mr. Buchwalter. 'The fund at the present time consists of approximately S50 and includes a contribution from Pleasant Pleasant View church. The work contemplated contemplated on the house is expected expected to cost under Sl.OOO. 600 Cement Blocks Approximately 600 cement blocks have been purchased at Massillon to build a foundation for the house. The roof will be repaired, windows replaced, walls will be refmished and the house will be painted inside inside and out. Later, it may be possible possible to install a furnace. It is hoped to complete the necessary repairs and make the house live- able before cold weather arrives. RALEH E. HERSHEY Hershey, a former pupil at Pleasant' Pleasant' Viewv is employed in the Stainless Stainless Steel division of the Republic Ste.el. Corp. Mrs. Hershey is the former Miss Helen Longworth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Longworth of North Lawrence.