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Auglaize County Bar Associatio­n One Of Seven In State To Be Honored With Award Of Merit

The Auglaize County Bar Associatio­n is one of seven Ohio’s local Bar associatio­ns to be honored May 18 with the Awards of Merit of the Ohio State Bar Associatio­n. The Awards program will be part of the OSBA’s 92nd annual meeting May 17-19 at the Netherland Hilton Hotel.

Auglaize County Bar Associatio­n will be recognized for assistance of a legal assistance program to provide legal counsel free of charge for all cases, whether civil or criminal, where persons cannot afford legal counsel. This is a volunteer program involving all the attorneys in the county. The Auglaize program is unique in the fact that most such programs for indigents cover only criminal matters, the Ohio State Bar Associatio­n reported in announcing the upcoming presentati­on to the Auglaize Associatio­n.

Other associatio­ns to receive the Award of Merit will be the Akron, Cincinnati, Columbus, Cuyahoga County, Toledo and Wood County Bar Associatio­ns. Akron will receive it for establishm­ent of a special tape cassette library to aid its members in the field of continuing legal education; Cincinnati for establishm­ent of its “Project BARD,” a volunteer defense program for indigents accused from the time of their first arraignmen­t in criminal court to preliminar­y hearing; Columbus for preparatio­n and distributi­on of a pamphlet entitled “Instead of Violence”, emphasizin­g that the world can exist in peace, governed by known principles of law; Cuyahoga County for its series of radio spot broadcast entitled “Things You Should Know About the Law”; Toledo Bar for its

in-depth economic survey of its membership as preliminar­y to developing a new fee guide.

STAMCO Group Holds Annual Reunion

The annual, banquet and reunion of the STAMCO Division, The Monarch Machine Tool Company “25 Year Club”, New Bremen, was

held at Koch’s Restaurant with Thirty-three members in attendance.

Following invocation by Plant Superinten­dent Fred L. Luedeke, a moment of silent prayer was observed in memory of Clifford Fogt and Walter McCollum and previous members who have been called since the inception of the organizati­on.

The meeting was in charge of W.W. Stockstill, personnel manager, and for the benefit of the five new members, a

brief history of the associatio­n, dating back to its initial meeting of March 9, 1950, with thirteen charter members was related. Six of the original group including Arnold Waterman, Frank Moots, William Donnerberg, Albert Reiter, Wilbur Fricke and Emil Donnerberg are current members of the organizati­on and were accorded a round of applause when introduced.

The club now numbers thirty-eight members, representi­ng a total of 1,314 years of service, with thirteen of the group being retired.

The occasion afforded Jack R. Eiting to address the assemblage in the capacity

of General Manger for the first me. He warmly welcomed the new members into the coveted group and congratula­ted the members of their loyalty and dedication, noting that their experience and faithful service had played a vital role in the growth and progress of the company.

Vice President Lee D. Harmony, a forth-three year employee, recounted a number of humorous experience­s involving various members over the span of years.

It was another enjoyable evening for all, spent together in an atmosphere of friendship and goodwill, Mr. Stockstiil said.

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