Read it Again: Week of March 6, 2003.


80 years ago this week. G.R. Lewis of Findlay has been named by Ohio Director of Agriculture Charles V. Truax as manager of the Ohio State Fair.

The following approximate classifications of the five breeds of dairy cattle have been made by a western farm journal: Size of animal: Holstein, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Ayrshire, Jersey; amount of milk produced: Holstein, Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Jersey; richness of milk: Jersey, Guernsey, Brown Swiss, Ayrshire, Holstein; total butterfat: Holstein, Guernsey, Jersey, Brown Swiss, Ayrshire; number of animals: Holstein, Jersey, Guernsey, Ayrshire and Brown Swiss; and

“For hardiness there is some difference of opinion, but the following rank is considered correct: Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Holstein, Guernsey and Jersey.”

50 years ago this week. Ed Cowher, owner and manager of the Economy Feed and Supply Company of Youngstown, has announced that he purchased the Geo. L. Foy Company of Greenville, Pa., from the heirs of the late Geo. L. Foy who died last November. Foy had been an implement dealer for the past 30 years and a Massey-Harris dealer for the last five years. All present lines will be continued and some additional lines will be added in the near future.

The Economy Feed and Supply Company received a Massey-Harris franchise in 1944 and under the direction of E.M. Cowher has grown to one of the largest in this vicinity.

The new organization in Greenville will be known as the Greenville Implement Company.

25 years ago this week. State Rep. Virginia Aveni from Lyndhurst is worried about what kids get from the vending machines at school, and has introduced a bill to the Ohio legislature which might ban “junk foods.” Beginning Sept. 1, the bill would ban at public schools sale of low nutritional foods, including carbonated drinks, candy, flavored ice cream bars and gum containing sugar.

Each local board of education would be required to set up a nutrition standards committee to adopt guidelines and decide what other foods should be prohibited. The forbidden food could be sold during non-school hours or at extracurricular activities such as sports events.


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