Read it Again: Week of April 24, 2003.

80 years ago this week. Jack Dempsey, world heavyweight champion, expects to retire from the prize-fighting ring and devote his time to being president of his coal mining company.

The “Henry Ford for president” boom received a severe jolt when Mrs. Ford announced that she wouldn’t live in the White House and if Ford were elected, he would have to go to Washington alone.

Almus Beardsley of Dean Hill Farm died April 15 at age 94. Former head of the Almus Beardsley & Son company, owners of the Dean Hill dairy farm, he was widely known as a dairy farmer. He was also supervisor of roads in Mahoning County for years. Mr. Beardsley attained considerable fame about 50 years ago by driving an ox team from Canfield to Connecticut and back. And at age 21, he drove sheep from Canfield to Lancaster, Pa.

50 years ago this week. Offers are being invited for the purchase of approximately 125,000 cases of export packed evaporated milk for Greece under a Mutual Security Agency requisition, the USDA announced today.

Spraying for control of spittlebugs in meadows began in southern Ohio early this week. Farmers in Columbiana County will begin spraying in a few days for control of this insect. Benzene Hexachloride and Methoxychlor are recommended with low gallonage sprayers and Toxaphene may also be used where more water is used in the spray.

25 years ago this week. The Portage County Soil and Water Conservation District’s tree sale was a success this year as they sold 300 packets of trees plus 4,000 Norway Spruce. They have several thousand trees left which will be passed out to students in the county who took part in the group’s poster contest.

Janis Brugler of Burghill has been crowned Trumbull County Dairy Princess. She emulates her older sister, Marsha, who is a former princess herself. Others on the court were Cindy Bates of Southington; Bobbi Lou Cebula, Burghill; and Mary Pat Turon, West Farmington.

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