Read It Again – Week of Nov. 16, 2000


80 years ago this week.

From Youngstown we learn that “Miss Lottie Mitchell, policewoman, has decreed that women wearing stockings rolled down or half-hose will not be permitted to trip the light fantastic on the floors of Youngstown’s public dance halls.”

The following members of the Mahoning County Agricultural Society were re-elected for three years: Ewing Gault and Fred Moehrman of Jackson, and H.O. Brown of Springfield. The board reorganized by re-electing T.L. Knauf, Green, president; J.S. Harding, Ellsworth, vice president; E.R. Zeiger, Canfield, secretary; W.J. Dickson, Canfield, treasurer.

50 years ago this week.

Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Morris, Grange deputies Columbiana County, Ohio, were honored last Monday night with a surprise banquet at Guilford Grange, when 190 members of the granges in the county gathered to celebrate the progress of the Grange.

The address for the evening was given by Joseph W. Fichter, Master of the Ohio State Grange, who presented Mr. Morris with a gold pin in recognition of his service. Mr. Fichter pointed out that Grange growth in the county has been quite rapid, almost 900 new members in the last two years, bringing the membership to 4,146.

Orveda Fichter, state juvenile superintendent, despite a broken ankle and two crutches, traveled all the way from Columbus to attend the banquet and present Mrs. Morris, county juvenile deputy, with a gold pin for outstanding juvenile work. Juvenile membership has grown under Mrs. Morris’ leadership from 266 to 523.

25 years ago this week.

A record corn crop and a sickly railroad industry has created problems with the fall corn crop. Fortunately, in most of the state there was a little rain in the last half of October, and not too much artificial drying was necessary.

Almost everybody had better corn than he expected. A great majority of it is now field shelled, which means it must go through a dryer. Many elevators have not been able to get the grain cars to move it out fast enough.

Elevators in Columbus were said to only be open two hours a day this week. Jake Eshler, manager of the Landmark station at Canfield had 66 cars ordered. He had only received six this summer, and for several days had to quit accepting corn entirely. Truck drivers have spent hours waiting to unload.


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