80 years ago this week. A mysterious hole in the earth on the Daniel Caine farm on the Webb Road is to be examined by scientists from Mount Union College, who believe that it is the crater of a meteor that fell Nov. 2.
Miss Amy Parker, who is charge of the rural girls’ club in Summit County, declares that country boys and girls are underfed, the victims of poor diets and are suffering from lack of sleep and fresh air. She says many rural children eat too much pie, too many pickles and get insufficient milk.
50 years ago this week. Twelve entries were received in our “Oldest Subscriber Contest,” and all were from men living in Ohio. It is nice to know that these venerable gentlemen, the youngest being 82, have been readers of “Farm and Dairy” for so many years. Winning is Eli Houk, from Poland. Houk celebrated his 89th birthday on June 14 of this year. In second place, a scant five months behind, is J.P. Manypenny, North Benton, who will be 89 on Nov. 29. Other entrants were F.S. Armstrong, Elkton; Dawson Irez, Lisbon; L.V. Justison, East Palestine; Charles O. Phile, Ravenna; N.G. Baker, New Waterford; W.H. Coy, Salem; W.W. Hendrick, Canfield; Frank Davis, Negley; J.J. King, Salem, and J.E. Smith, Bowerston. Pictures and brief biographies will appear in a future issue just as soon as the photographer can make the rounds.
25 years ago this week. Arthur and Eltha Logan, 9820 Youngstown-Kingsville Rd., Farmdale, were selected to represent northeastern Ohio in the first Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Young Farm Couples contest. The Logans operate a 275-cow dairy and farm 550 acres in Trumbull County. They are also involved in 4-H, square dancing, and other farm and dairy organizations.