Read it Again: Week of May 10, 2001.


80 years ago this week.

U.S. Steel Corporation announced a 20 percent wage cut, effective May 16, to $4.05 for a 10-hour day. It is estimated that it will cut the average yearly waged paid to $1,639. All other wage rates and salaries would be cut proportionately, the board stated.

Total attendance at 1920-21 farmers’ institutes in Ohio was 427,077, an increase of 52,000 over the previous year. Planning is already under way for next year’s speakers’ topics; one of the new speakers will be a good roads specialist.

50 years ago this week.

The highest price for a Guernsey bull in Ohio was paid last week in Columbus at an auction. “Sterlinggold Courteous King,” consigned by the estate of the late Thad M. Byers, was sold for $15,000, according to the Ohio Guernsey Breeders Association. The purchaser was W.S. Cherry Jr., owner of North Farms at Bristol, R.I.

25 years ago this week.

Kenneth H. Miller, who served the Ohio Jersey Cattle Breeders Association as secretary-fieldman for 23 years, was honored at the spring dairy banquet by having his portrait added to the “Dairy Science Hall of Service” at Ohio State University. Presentation of his credentials was made by Elden Groves, editor of Farm and Dairy.


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