Read it Again: Week of July 26, 2001

80 years ago this week.

The U.S. civil service commission will hold an open competitive exam for dairy husbandmen to fill vacancies in the dairy division of the bureau of animal industry. Salary range is $2,500 to $3,000.

Dr. Alta Weiss, the only woman physician in Ragersville, Tuscarawas County, was fined $5 and costs in New Philadelphia mayor’s court on a charge of driving her automobile too fast.

50 years ago this week.

Mahoning County canary breeder Elizabeth Myers, showing for the first time four years ago, won three trophies and 14 ribbons with 12 birds, an unusual record for even the professional breeder of show birds. That this wasn’t just beginner’s luck for this farm homemaker is evidenced by her consistent wins since. She swept the Cleveland Canary Breeders’ Association show in ’48. One of her American Singer canaries won “best of song” at the Ohio National Color Breeders Association last year. At the same show she won 33 ribbons with 20 birds. Her canaries also have won recognition in Detroit and Chicago.

25 years ago this week.

Europe is in the midst of one of the worst droughts on record. More animals than usual have had to be slaughtered because of fodder shortages. Grain harvest is expected to be down 5 percent.

Marvin Dye and Prospect Dairy Farms (Charles Gottardi and Son) are hosting the northeast Ohio regional dairy manure equipment handling field day. Equipment demonstrations will be conducted at the Dye farm; self-guided tours of a new dairy barn and milking facility will be offered at Prospect Dairy Farm.

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