Read it Again: Week of May 31, 2001

80 years ago this week.

Charles E. Leggett, New Philadelphia, has been named president of the Tuscarawas County Milk Producers Association. J.C. Green, Uhrichsville, is secretary.

Because he milked a mortgaged cow, Lewis Heiss of Richfield Township, Summit County, must spend five days in the county jail for contempt of court. A Parker Lee received a mortgage on Heiss’ milk cow, but Heiss took the cow back home and milked her.

50 years ago this week.

Since the inception of the Korean war last spring and the concurrent rejuvenation of draft boards throughout the country, criticism has been directed against the Columbiana County Draft Board by rural persons, many of whom believe that agricultural occupational deferments are virtually non-existent in this county. Homer Browne is chairman of the Columbiana County Draft Board. In addition are John Herman of Salem and Charles Stewart of East Liverpool. Serving without pay, these men after examining questionnaires and personally interviewing each registrant, assign the individual a certain draft classification. If Mr. Brown and his committee believe that leaving a boy on the farm will prove beneficial to the public welfare, he will be given a occupational deferment and will be classified 2A for a year.

Mr. Browne explained that farm boys, as a group, often are guilty of two things. First, they do not completely fill out their questionnaires, thus withholding important information, and second, all too many boys do not tell the truth. “For every farm boy we defer, we get 10 letters from other families in protest. I wish the public could sit in on our draft board meetings and realize what we’re up against,” Browne asserted.

25 years ago this week.

“Moon” seedlings were recently provided to four Ohio communities by the Division of Forestry. Four sycamore seedlings, grown from seeds carried aboard the Apollo 14 moon flight in 1971, were given last month to the cities of Columbus, Cincinnati, Marietta and to Jefferson County. The true seeds were included in the Apollo 14 mission to study the effects of prolonged weightlessness on their germination and growth.

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