It celebrates Lorain’s first baby of 1947: Michael William Kuhar, son of Lorain army recruiter Sgt. William Kuhar and his wife, the former Eileen Ardo. Kuhar was a veteran of World War II. He and his wife resided in a quonset hut in Kew Gardens.
The charming photo in the article, however, is of Lorain’s last baby of 1946, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Matchison. Matchison was also a veteran of World War II.
By being born in 1946, the Matchison baby (who I believe was eventually named John Matchison) entitled his parents to claim a $500 income tax deduction.
But even though the Kuhars did not get the tax deduction, at least they got the usual gifts and goodies from area businesses (below).
It’s kind of comical that even though the mother does all the work of delivery, apparently there’s no gift specifically for her! Even Dear Old Dad gets 50 bus tokens!