The Daily Reporter from Dover, Ohio on December 24, 1970 · Page 25
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The Daily Reporter from Dover, Ohio · Page 25

Dover, Ohio
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Thursday, December 24, 1970
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The Times-Reporter f> j Thurs., Hec. 24, 1970 V""l ipal plans first Christmas here By SANDY STEWART "Ovef. thd river and through the wows to grandmother's house well go..." Tfar the David Aschenbach fatiiily,, that means the Ben S> ger home in LaRue, 0., and it also means Christmas and not Thanksgiving as the sdng implied . Aschenbach, who /assumed duties, as New Philadelphia High principal in June, and his family will celebrate their first "Tuscarawas CountyY Christmas" this week. It won'Vbe 166 much different than last Christ- Dad and Mom Aschenbach (David and Diane) place a large, pink Christinas ornament, given, the family by Mrs, Aschenbach's grandmother, on the tree, while Na- talie (L), Melissa and David finish placing their "secrets" under the tree, preparing for that special day, Christmas. (Photo:by Alan King). Today in History .. . By Associated Press By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Thursday, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 1970. There are seven days left in the year. Today's Highlights: On this date in 1814, the United States and England signed the Treaty of Ghent in Belgium, officially ending the War of 1812 , ' On This Date: In 1524, the Portuguese navigator who discovered the sea route to India, Vasco da Gama, died. '':"~ ; In. 1650, Edinburgh Castle in Scotland surrendered to.: the forces of Oliver Cromwell. ; In 1865, a secret .order called the Ku Klux Klan was organized in Pulaski, Tenn. : ,; In 187V Giuseppe Verdi's.; opera Aida had its world premier in Cairo, Egypt. It was the climax of the celebration of ;the openi'ng of the : Suez Canal. In 1942, in World War II, the French, administrator of North Africa, Admiral' Jean Darlan, was .assassinated in Algiers. In 1949, a new Christmas-song was heard everywhere. The hit was: "Rudolph, .the Red-nosed Reindeer." Ten years ago—It was\ announced that the -three West African nations of Guinea, Ghaiia and Mali Had formed a union. Five years ; ago—Temporary peace came to Vietnam as both sides in the fighting observed a Christmas cease-fire. One year ago—Bank robber Willie Sutton was released from prison at Attica, N.Y. after 17 years behind bars. May the peaceful Spirit of the Christmas Season fill pur hearts with brotherhood and good will. It gives us deep pleasure to extend fondest wishes for Happy Holidays to all! Shepfer & Moomaw Bros. Inc. Established 1901 Sugarcreek, Ohio mas, spent in 'Otsego (Wood County), where Aschenbach was principal, at the local high school; Keeping with family tradition, popcorn balls (the first batch has long disappeared), caramels, cookies and rolls have been, made fyith all helping. The "all" stands for Mom (Diane) and Dad, ot course; arid Natalie, 8, Melissa^ 6, and David, 4. Decorating the cookies is a big, fun chore,forthe children -in fact, Mrs. Aschenbach admits It's one of the favorite past- timers At Christmas. Makirtg decorations for doors and other parts of the house is another "must" .for the children, and Aschenbach kiddingly notes that "by the time the holiday is over, we can hardly open the doors, they're so heavily la- dened with decorations." Hanging special; Christmas and holiday greetings is another custom with the family;/ "We consider all the .cards special, but those from 6ur friends in places like Lima and Otsegb are extra special, because we don't see those people frften, and it's nice *tp be remembered and hear 'from them at Christmas." (Aschenbach taught in the Lima Schools for three years). The Christmas tree itself is important. Many decorations are traditional — some were made by. a former teacher of Mrs. Aschenbach, while others have been given by friends and relatives, and all have places of honor on the tree. A tiny ceramic tree also is something special for it, too, was made by Mrs. Aschenbach's former teacher. Christmas is a time for secrets at the Aschenbach household, but Dad teases Natalie that she can't keep a secret because she talks in her sleep. He claims he always knows what his gift is, but most secrets 'are well kept until Christmas morning. The children have all been good, so Santa won't leave any lumps of coal under the tree or in their stockings, but the trip to grandmother's house won't begin until Christmas morning, 'because Santa might miss them if they weren't in their own home. Christmas, with all it's excitement, secrets and fun, isn't too much different wherever you live. The family has its own special customs which are followed no matter where they are Jiving. Bosons FROM ALL OF US TO ALL OF YOU, THOUGH IT'S BEEN SAID OFTEN BEFORE, COMES A WISH THAT'S OLD YET EVER NEW "MERRY CHRISTMAS, FRIENDS . . . MANY, MANY MORE!" Dale Stein David Stein Tim Miller Arthur Lorenz Audry Conkle Paul Schneider Kenneth Hershberger Robert lint Marland Gerber Larry Biggs Robert Blosser Robert Schlabach Willis Schlabach Terry Andreas Ranson Andreas Andreas Furniture Co. Sugarcreek, Ohio

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