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The Daily Reporter from Dover, Ohio · Page 6

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A-6 The Thurs,, Dec. 34, 1§7» At Wit's End I by Ef ma Botnbcck The following column by Erms Bombeck was first published five years ago ftt Christmas. It was Instantly adopted as A tradition by her readers. Every year since, It has been repub- lishcd by popular demand and has now become a Christmas I claltic in its own right. Thus, for Christmas 1170, here Is Erma Bombcck's beautiful and nostalgic greetings to her readers. There is nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. Not to feel the cold on your bare feet as you rush to the Christmas tree in the living room. Not to have your eyes sparkle at the wonderment of discovery. Not to rip the ribbons off the shiny boxes with such abandon. What happened? When did the cold, bare feet give way to reason and a pair of sensible bedroom slippers? When did the sparkle and the wonderment give way to depression of a long day? When did a box with a shiny ribbon mean an item on the "charge?" A child of Christmas doesn't have to be a toddler or a teen. A child of Christmas is anyone who believes that Kings have birthdays. The Christmases you loved so well are gone. What happened? Maybe they diminished the year you decided to have your Christmas cards printed to send to 1500 of your "closet friends and dearest obligations." You got too busy' to sign your own name. Maybe it was the year you discovered the traditional Christmas tree was a fire hazard and the needles had to be vacuumed every three hours and you traded its holiday aroma for a silver one that revolved, changed colors, played "Silent Night" and snowed on itself. Or the year it got to be too much trouble to sit around the table and put popcorn and cranbrerries on a string. Possibly you lost your childhood the year you solved your gift problems neatly and coldly with a checkbook. Think aboot it. It might have been the year you were too rushed to bake and resorted to slice-and-bake with no nonsense. Who needs a bowl to clean — or lick? Most likely it was the year you were so efficient in paying back all your party obligations. A wonderful little caterer didjt for you for $3 per person. Children of Christmas are givers. That's what the day is for. They give thanks, love, gratitude, joy and themselves to one another. It doesn't necessarily mean you have to have children around a tree. It's rather like lighting a candle you've been saving, caroling when your feet are cold, building a fire in a clean grate, grinding tinsel deep into the rug, licking frosting off a beater, giving something you made yourself. It's laughter, being with people you like, and at some time falling to your knees and saying, "Thank You for coming to my birthday party." How sad indeed to awake on Christmas and not be a child. Time, self-pity, apathy, bitterness and exhaustion can take the Christmas out of the child, but you cannot take the child out of Christmas. (C) 1970 Field Enterprises Inc. ERMA BOMBECK - -Christian -- messages today from South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu. "Our thoughts and our prayers go in particular to those of you whose husbands, fathers, sons and brothers are now held in captivity by the Communist aggressors in desolate jails of North Vietnam," Thieu said in a message taped for broadcast in the United States. "We shall continue to do our best so that they could be reunited with you as soon as is humanly possible." In a message taped for broadcast to U.S. servicemen in Vietnam, Thieu said: "Feelings of gratitude go to you from freedom-loving people everywhere because you are celebrating this holy season on the front lines to bring nearer the day when peace and freedom is securely this part of the established in world." A three-day Viet Cong cease- fire began at 1 a.m. Christmas Eve Saigon time, and U.S. and South Vietnamese forces joined in 17 hours later for a 24-hour truce. Minor violations of the annual cease-fires are usual, but this year only two Viet Cong attacks were reported in the first 12 hours of the day. Both were against South Vietnamese positions, and one South Vietnamese was reported killed. In another troubled country, Poland, there was a word of cheer today after the new Com. munist party leader, Edward Gierek, promised the nation, still reeling after last week's riots over increases in the prices of food, that there will be a two-year freeze on food prices and that $300 million will be allocated to the needy in the form of subsidies and pensions. Spirits were low in West Berlin because for the fifth straight year, the East Germans were not opening the gates of the Berlin Wall to let Christmas visitors through. Some 800,000 East Germans have relatives in West Berlin. From 1963 to 1965, they opened the wall at Christmas to visiting West Berliners, but then they stopped- They have indicated they will not welcome West Berlin visitors again until West Berlin recognizes the East German and the West Ger- mans say they will not bow to blackmail. It was a brighter Christmas Eve in Paris, 20 per cent bright because of Christmas lights, total of 200,000 bulbs wer strung along 70 Champs Elysees streets; th< had. 40,00 bulbs hanging on six miles o wire. Although the Christmas sea son seemed as festive as usua in Western Europe, inflatio was almost everywhere. In Ita ly, new price tags were paste< over the old in many stores, an< the new tags carried highe prices. Business in Denmark was reported as brisk as usual, but th Salvation Army and other chari table organizations said contri buttons were "disastroublj down." Shops in Britain were jamme with Christmas shoppers despit generally higher prices. A glu of turkeys sent the prices o Christmas dinners down, howev er; good birds were availabl for 42 cents a pound or less. In Norway, a price freeze im posed in autumn remained in e feet, but prices were high whe the freeze was imposed. Ther were no reductions for Chris mas shoppers. Obituaries Ruling pending in area death DENN1SON - A ruling by Coroner Philip Doughten is ending in the death of Donald Kichardson, 41, of 714 W. 1st t. ( who died after being over- ome by fumes from his 'auto ast night. Richardson was pronounced ear on arrival at Twin City lospltal at 9:20 after being ound in a garage at the home y his former wife, Phyllis. Mrs. Richardson told police er former husband was in the ack seat of the car. The motor •as running and the garage oors -were open. She said she becked the garage on three oc- asions, with Richardson an- wering two times. At approximately 8:30, she ound him in the car with the vindows rolled up and door ocked. Fumes were heavy in he garage, and she could obtain o acknowledgement irom Richrdson. Mrs. Richardson told police he found a note, but it has not een determined whether the eath was accidental or in- entional. An autopsy is sclitd- led. Born in Dennison, he was a on of the late Frederick C. and 'lorence Wilson Richardson and vas an employe of Norton Co. in Mineral City. A life resident of he area, he was a member of he Moose and Eagles lodges. Surviving are a son and three aughters, Donald Jr., Betty, Donna and Carolyn; a step-son and step-daughter, Boyd Reynolds and Marjorie Richardson, all of here and four sisters, Mrs. Roy (Helen) Patterson of Canon, Mrs. Elmer (Isabel) Baer f Richmond Heights, Mo., Mrs. Eugene (Betty) Telle of Shelby and Mrs. William (Marty) Carisle of RD 1, Dennison. A brother preceded him in death. Services will be Saturday at 1 n R. K. Lindsey Funeral Home. Burial will be in Union Ceme- ery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday 7 to 9. Charles Megert Charles (Spick) Megert, 87, of 2700 Nicholas pi. NW, Canton, who moved from Dover in the 1930s following retirement after 33 years with the American Sheet and Tin Plate Co., died Wednesday in Molly Stark Nursing home after a long illness., Ife resided in Orrville before moving to Canton 15 years ago. He was a son of John and Elizabeth Krebs Megert and a member of St. John's United hurch of Christ in Dover. Surviving are his widow, Anna Kreiter Megert; a son, .Arthur (Bud) of Michigan City, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Jane) Currer of Altadena, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; a brother, John, of Canton, and three sisters, Mrs. William (Clara) Immel of Dover, Mrs. Jess (Emma) Hardesty of New Philadelphia and Mrs. Lena D'Vries of Cleveland. A son is deceased. Services will be Sunday at 1 in Toland-Herzig Funeral Home with Rev. Clifford Farmer officiating. Interment will be in Dover Burial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. er, Emma Yutzy, Mrs. David E, (Susan) Miller, Mrs. Alvin 3, (Ada) Yod«r and Mose R Yut- iy, all of Star Route, Millersburg, and 10 grandchildren. A sister is deceased. Services will be Sunday at i) in the home of a neighbor, Alvin J, Voder of Star Route, Milters- burg, with Bishop Abe D. Voder officiating. Burial will be in the Vufoy family cemetery, Friends may call after 2 today at the home of the son, Aden. Blankenship services - Services will be' Saturday at 10 a.m. in Bethel Church of Christ in Christian Union at Piketon, for Robert Blankenship, of 352 W. Main st., who died Tuesday morning. Rev. Don Humble will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the Howe Funeral Home at Piketon from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Services Mrs. Martha Hicks — Satur day at 1 in Thome Funeral HOme at Cambridge. Calling hours today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 and Friday from 7 to 9. Mary Rausch — Monday at 10 in Grosser Funeral Home at Orrville. Calling hours Sunday from 2 to 5. Frank Robb — Saturday at 11 in E11 iott-Hartline Funeral Home at Millersburg. Calling hours Friday. Masonic services at 7:30. Penn Central Railroad loses $252 million in 10 months The Pen ft central Transportation Co. Wednesday reported net losses of more than $252 million for the first 10 months of the year with total liabilities of about $4 billion. The firm, operators of the Pent) Central Railroad, also reported net tosses of $19,184,8*2 for October of this year, compared to |8,085,423, in October 1969, an increase in losses of about $11 million. The 10-month loss of $252,875,627 represented an increase of more than $195 million In losses over a similar period In 1969. The 1969 figure for the same period was $57,117,737, fh< total liabilities of $4,664,819,602 as of Oct. 31 of this year WAS a decrease in liibllittes of more than $34 million from those of Dec. 31, 1969, which included two additional months, The 12-month IMP lia- House approved a $125 million jovernment guarantee loan to ieep the railroad operating. The measure was approved 165-121 despite '''mis- bility figure was $4,699,768,160. .the railroad's financial statement was filed with the U.S. District Court which is overseeing operations of the line under the Federal Bankruptcy Act. The railroad filed for reorganization last June 21 and is now being directed by four trustees appointed by Federal Judge John P. Fullam, who oversees the operations. In Washington Tuesday, the New Phila police probe fraudulent prescription New Philadelphia police this morning were holding Jimmy E. Karon, 24, of Akron in connection with an attempt yesterday to obtain barbituates at Cherry Pharmacy at 138 N. Broadway. Police were called to the pharmacy about 5 p.m. by Art Cherry, who suspected a prescription presented by a custom, er may have been stolen. The prescription, bearing the signature "J. C. Woodbury M.D.," ordered desbutal graduments. The prescription was written for William C. Reese. Karon told police he purchased the prescription for $4 om a man in an Akron snack ar last week. Cherry said the drug is a mix- ure of methamphetamine and odium pentabarbital intended or use in controlling appetites nd is of little value to a drug ser unless used with alcohol. Penalty on the charge of ob- a i n i n g drugs fraudulently, 'hlef James Locker said, is ine of not wore than $500 or a entence of one year, or both ccording to the Ohio Revised tode. Police were conferring with Prosecutor George Demis rela- ive to preparing a charge. Ohio court will hear foes of non-public school aid COLUMBUS (UPI) - The Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday agreed to hear a suit challenging the constitutionality of a state law which provides state aid to non-public schools. The suit was filed by the Americans United for Separation of Church and State and it has already been turned down in Franklin County Common Pleas Court and the Franklin County Court of Appeals. Both lower courts said the law was "valid and constitutional" I Short Takes New Philadelphia police reported today another bogus $20 bill has appeared, this one at LaFountaine's Store on E. High av. John LaFouataitie told police last night one was received from Oscar Krebs of 215 Wills av., Dover, which'he said was received from Surety Savings £ Loan there when,-he cashed a check. Mrs. Susie Lax of 133y 2 W. High av. reported to New Philadelphia police Wednesday after noon that someone entcied her home and took a $75 welfare check from the kiU-hen table. Lev! E. Yutzy WINESBURG - Levi E. Yutzy, 59, a farmer and member of the Old Order Amish Church, died Wednesday in Pomerene Hospital at Millersburg after a Ipng illness. He was born in Holmes County, a son of the late Eli M, and Elizabeth Mast Yutzy, Surviving are his widow, Edna L. Hochstetler Yutzy; two daughters, Ella of the home and Mrs. Daniel A. (Betty) Troyer of RD 1, Apple Creek; two sons, Aden L. of RD 2, Dundee.'and Martin L. of RD 5, Millersburg; three sisters and a brpth- Clayland Capsules UHRICHSVILLE - Claymon Youth Center will be open Sat unlay night 8 to 11, with music by the Proof to Akron. Admis n dismissing the case. In other action the court: — Upheld the murder con- iction of Paul H. Dunnerstick of Stark County in the stabbing death of his' wife. — Upheld the murder con- fiction of Raymond L. McDonald who was convicted in Wahpning County for the 1969 slaying of Robert Berry and the vounding of Berry's wife and ;on. Vietnam deaths hit 5-year low SAIGON (AP) - The U.S. Command announced today thai 23 American troops were killed 'n action in Indochina last week, :he lowest weekly toll in more ;han five years. The command said another 46 Americans died from non hostile causes, including accidents and illnesses. It was the lowest number -oi U.S. battlefield deaths since14 Americans were reported kilje< during the week of Oct. 17-23 1965. The weekly casualty sum mary also reported 160 Ameri cans wounded in action las week, the lowest total in weeks. A total of 44,167 Ameri cans have been reported kille in action, 8,990 have died from nonhostile causes and 293,07 have been wounded since Jan. 1 1961. Merry Christmas from all of us NOTICE LuMinko's Will Be Closed Dec. 25-26-27-28 Open New Years Eve till 1 a.m. All <>t us nl Ln Minliifc tcisli nil ol you A MKRRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR Phon* 879.5778 5100$. HUE ST. NAVARRC,0. sion is $1. AFTER CHRISTMAS SALE SAVE 10% — 50% ON ALL REMAINING CHRISTMAS ITEMS • Artificial Tress • Decorations • Candles • Arrangements • Novelty Items • Flomrs & Greens OPEN MONDAY THRU SATURDAY 9:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. CLOSED SUNDAY HILLCREST GARDENS East of Dover on Rt. 100 Management" claims con* cernlng ode of the firm's subsi* diaries in a report released dur* ing the weekend by a Housa Banking Committee report. . - CORRECTION * In Buehler's ad of Monday, Dec. 21 a box of Nabisco Ritz Crackers for 35c should have been a 12 oz. box instead of 16 ounces NOTICE OUR STORE WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26TH. SO OUR EMPLOYEES MAY FULLY ENJOY THE CHRISTMAS WEEKEND , 'Merry Christmas To All GODFREY ELECTRIC STORE INC. 213N.TUSCAVE. DOVER TABU Of COMTINTS POLITICS AND ELECTIONS G*rw ol llortiom Novombor 3.1»70 A Slolt Political Hhlofy '* Votinf.CondidatoiandEloctioni 16 tlOCtiMlllowltl 17 Pr.wJ.Kt, Governor 1107-1961 17 Primary flection May 3,1970 24 10tth Gonoral AumWy l«flillotion folrrkol Party Oroonilolion Stall tiocutivo Committm Rfpublican County Chairman Dtmotralk County Chairmtn GOVERNMENT IN OHIO - >/, /»., Onio'iCoprrok 31 HrttoryolrrwStattfniMtmi 34 Gavornlnont loadm 36 In National Govt rnm«nt 36 Ofcia't U.S. Senator* 36 QhiaGovorMn 37 Ohio Mombon off lit Conoron 37 f loctod Slat* f uMirtivot 3» Oovwnor'tCobiMl 41 IMrnOMoGoMrolAiMfflbly 44 Judicial * 44. Supreme Court . 44 Tftf Court of Appoatt County Court* Munkipal Courlt Statt Boards and Commiuiont Slott FinoncwFiKolWO County Cav«rnm*nt County Commiuiontn Municipal Gavtrnmant Townthipt Th. Ohio Notional Guard Oh'w'iContitution Propowd 1970AmtnaWtl METROPOLITAN OHIO Akron Cincinnoti Columbw 16 94 100 Doylon Toltdo OHIO'S 88 COUNTIES Ct'jMlMA'-phaboticoMy lif. HISTORY OF OHIO TtrrHary III2-U40 1140-1150 715 Tho Civil War 315 1865-IMS 717 louaiandloiorrMf* 721 TwoWanandaDopraMion 274 Up to New 221 1971Cal*ndar 733 OfcioHMoryDotM 737 Ohio Norn 1949-197Q GREAT PEOP1E OF OHIO Moriwrol*r«idwi«i Groat OhiaantoIrK* Pa* Ohio Award W!nnar» Oovomor't Award Ohio Toonoat Had offomo Miu Ohio Wimtft > National, lnl*r national Award* 711 792 305 309 30V 311 311 3 1 1 Aviation Hall of Fan* Modal ol Honor Ohio Civil War Gorwrah Ohio AcriMvamonti Commercial World Docordt Industrial Loadtahip •uck«y«l*liovt-N-Or-N.t OhiofinH 312 312 314 314 314 315 315 316 The Ohio Almanac The Times-Reporter 172 N. Broadway New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 Please send me__copie$ of the new 1971 Ohio Almanac at 1,95 each plus 25 ( handling and 8» sales tax, or a total of ?2.28 NAME ADDRESS Times The Reporter

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