80 years ago this week. A number of exhibitors at the International Livestock Exposition in Chicago were from eastern Ohio, including: C.B. Wade, Organville, who showed 17 Aberdeen-Angus cattle; Jesse E. Oakley, Signal, who showed a Milking Shorthorn; and Shorthorn breeders Bentley & Wise, Ravenna; E.W. Brockett, Atwater; Maryvale Farms, Youngstown; and John O. Pew & Son, Freedom Station. Brockett also showed Berkshire hogs and Maryvale Farms showed 11 head of Percheron horses.
The 56th anniversary of the founding of the Garver Bros. store in Strasburg, Ohio, was celebrated last week. One of the largest rural stores in the United States in a town of the size of Strasburg, it did a business of $876,972.65 in 1921.
50 years ago this week. A new section is included in the Farm and Dairy, called the Home Edition. This entirely new section contains a larger coverage of news and features. The goal is to make a better paper.
Acting Secretary of Agriculture Knox T. Hutchinson announced this week that if present favorable conditions continue, Canada will be declared free of foot-and-mouth disease March 1.
Action has started on regulations that will permit the entry of Canadian cattle, sheep, other domestic ruminants, swine and fresh, chilled or frozen beef, veal, mutton, lamb and pork.
The U.S. border has been closed to such imports since Feb. 25 when the Canadian government announced the appearance of foot-and-mouth disease.
25 years ago this week. Two Pennsylvania Grangers – Anna May Snyder of Camp Hill and John Keith of Entriken – were named the national Grange’s youths of the year. Snyder was also named national princess for the organization.
Three oil well sites in Rose Township, Carroll County, were the targets of thieves as a total of $821 worth of equipment was stolen from two different companies. Reported stolen were a meter, strainer, ball valve, regulator and miscellaneous fittings.