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HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, JULY 2, 1914.
VOL. 79. NO. 12
NEW OFFICERS OF CO. D.TAY IwrDCACE
Was Game Sunday With Milford,
Ilillsboro Winning by
Score of 13 to 6.
Eight of Girls of Younger Social
Set Pleasantly Entertain
Earl Miller Was Elected Captain
and Sigel Mullenix
Hlllsboro defeated Milford Sunday
afternoon at the Fair Grounds by the
score of 13 to 6. This was a batting
bee the locals making 21 hits for a
total of 24 bases and Milford 13 hits
for 10 bases.
Fisher pitched his first game of the
season and not only was touched up
rather lively but his control was not
of the best giving five bases on balls.
All of the locals took kindly to
Sturglll's curves everyone getting at
least one hit and McLaren leading with
four singles. Moorhead made one of
the longest .hits ever made on the
grounds easily good for a home run if
he had not misunderstood the coacher
at third who he thought told him to
hold it when he said home.
The Washington White Sox are the
next attraction, being billed for two
games one on the afternoon of the
Fourth and the other Sunday after
The score :
Rogers, lb '
Runyon H, cf
Clancy, 3b & p
Runyon, C, c
Two base hits Deakyne,
Three base hits Moorhead,
13 21 3
Struck out by Fisher, 9 ; by Sturgill,
4 ; First on balls off Fisher, 5 ; off
Sturgill, 2; Wild pitches Fisher, 1 ;
Sturgill, 2 ; Passed balls, Emery, 1.
The Christian Sunday School of
Sugartree Ridge will observe Rally
Day next Sunday. John S. Farls,
Superintendent of the Christian Sun
day School at Hlllsboro, will be present
to conduct the Sunday School at the
morning session. A dinner at the
church will conclude the morning
services. The following program will
be rendered in the afternoon :
The Sunday School Teacher. . ..John S. Farls
How to Build Up a Sunday School
C. N. Winkle
The Progress ot the Sunday Scnools of
America Rev. 11. F. Smith
Real Estate Transfers.
Delbert R. Cowman et al to L.- E.
Wilkin, Greenfield, lot, 81.
J. H. Eutsler to E. D. McLean,
Greenfield, lot, 31.
Ellzaoeth Jamison to Amy Jamison,
Madison tp, lot, $1.
W. C. Naylor to Fred Wolfe, Lees
burg, lot, $1
Frank Edenfield to Regina Tomlin,
Concord tp, 2a, $500.
James E. "Martin to Louie Gossett,
Clay tp, 4a, $1.
Sarah Erskine to Frank Hamilton,
Centerlield, lot, $1.
Linnie M. Hull to Sarah J. Dwyer,
Leesburg, lot, 81.
A. E. Hough is now postmaster of
Hlllsboro. the office being turned
over to him at the close of business
Tuesday evening. John L. Strange
at the same time became postmaster
J. E. McDermott, the retiring post
master, held the office for five years
and by his uniform courtesy and the
efficient, capable and prompt manner
in which all business was conducted
thoroughly pleased all patrons of the
Mr. Hough will make no change In
in any of the force .at the office and
the affairs of the office under his di
rection will be competently and well
Mr. nough has been for many years
editor and manager of the Hlllsboro
Gazette and we do not believe It would
be possible to have a more accommo
dating and obliging competitor. While
Mr. Hough will still direct the affairs
of the Gazette, M. II. Wedding will be
the manager and editor. Mr. Wedding
has been connected with the Gazette
for many years and is an experienced
and capable newspaper man.
Officers Elected and County
Is Tentatively . Divided
And District Superintendents
Must Be Good Men if New
System Succeeds Clerk
Gives Plans of Board.
The following article by B. J. Wood
mansee, clerk of the county board of
education, In which he outlines the
proposed policy and intentions of the
board should be read by every person
In Highland county, as it deals with
the county's most important institu
Live interest now centers in the ac
tivities of the county board of educa
tion relative to the supervisory men
and the gross and net cost of this new
county schcol system. Hence I deem
It wise to set before the public perti
nent figures and plain facts regarding
our county situation.
County Board met in Hlllsboro,
June 21, and organized temporarily by
electing W. B. Jacks president, vice
President, A. J. Fender, and B. J.
Woodmansee, Clerk. The county was
tentatively divided into supervision
districts subject to approval of local
boards as follows :
District A Hlllsboro 26 teachers,
Liberty 11, New Market, 9.
Fairfield 2 and Liberty 1
District B Paint, 14, Brushcreek,
12, Jackson 8, Marshall 4.
District C Whlteoak 10 teachers,
Clay 12, Concord 8, Washington 6 and
District D Fairfield 15, Dodson 9,
Salem 8, Union 0, Penn 6 and Lynch
It will be a great source of satisfac
tion to the county's educational pub
lic to know that the county board
unanimously expressed themselves In
favor of placing at the head of our
county's public school system the
best sound progressive expert educa
tor that could be found, not to pay a
900 man 81800 nor a 81,200 man
$2,500, but with business judgment
according to standards established on
superintendents by the state teachers
market through the bidding of boards
of education ; paying for what we get
In qualifications, experience, educa
tional pedigree and a definite policy
of leading county boards to make
Hierhland county's system of educa
tion the best in Ohio.
"What are you going to pay the
county superintendent ?" Is a county
wide question. Superintendents cost
in proportion to their prepared for
experienced common sense efficiency.
The writer has laid down a minimum
standard below which he will not
vote for a county superintendent who
is to direct and prescribe for the phys
ical, moral and Intellectual health and
training of our children. The mini
mum is that the county superintend
ent shall at least embody the qualifi
cations with which the state of Ohio
safe guards the doctrine of your sick
You can give the dose, but the vet
erinary must have : (a). 4 years nigh
School Course and diploma, (b). 4
years College Course and degree, (c).
A state life certificate.
Does any citizen of Highland county
think that the county superintendent
should possess less qualifications, ex
perience and training than Is had by
the candidates and holders of the
eight public offices ? Does the citi
zenship of the county want to limit
the county board in buying economi
cally a county superintendent and
clerk for less than the county now
pays to provide the same for the eight
county public offices ? The average
cost for officer and clerk Is $2,865.
My own 5 years experience in a su
pervision office as superintendent con
vinces me that the following compiled
by experienced superintendents Is an
economical estimate of the county
superintendents, office and traveling
Traveling Expenses 8300
The clerk of the newly created tax
assessor receives 81,330. The average
clerk hire of the eight county public
offices Is 8891. Stop 1 Look 1 Lis
ten 1 The law allows the paltry sum
of 8300 for all office and traveling ex-
One of the most pleasant and en
joyable social affairs of the summer
was a four course progressive dinner
given Wednesday evening by eight of
the girls of the younger social set for
the young men.
The first course was served at the
home of Miss Mary Kinney Reed, she
and Miss Sara Walker being the hos
tesses. From there the young people joy
ously wended their way to the home
of Miss Bertha Bell where the dinner
course was served, Miss Bell and Miss
Margaret Shields being the hostesses.
The salad course was served at the
home of Miss Zella Miller, Miss Chris
tine Stevenson being the other
Misses Marjorie Wilson and Mildred
Morgan were the hostesses for the
last course, which was served at the
home of Miss Wilson.
The dining rooms at each of the
homes were artistically and attrac
tively decorated and clever and pretty
favors given with each course.
Following the dinner the young
people had a dance at the home of
The young men who were so fortu
nate as to be privileged to attend this
delightful affair were Donald Dur
nell, Ralph Sams, Ervln Evans, Wil
ard Wilson, Otway Conard, George
McConnaughey, Mac Matthews and
Daniel Morgan, Jr.
The menu for this delicious dinner
was as follows :
Pea Patties Saratoga Potatoes
Cherry and Pine Apple Preserves
Pimento and Tomato Salad
Ice Cream Cake
penses of county superintendents. In
other words if the county superin
tendent actually supervises the
county instead of being an office
clerk he will have to pay $560 out of
his"own salary to accomplish his field
supervision and administration.
Do the people of Highland county
wish the county board to buy a binder
and supply no twine or a high grade
stove and supply no fuel ? In other
words should the county board not
contract with employed superintend
ent at sufficient above his state mar
ket worth to cover these necessary and
economical Items of expense and pro
vide for a smooth running efficient
county wide administration of our
school system. Express yourself to
If the county board invested 2865,
(county public job average salary)
we could buy (less $860 contingent ex
penses) a $2,005 county superintend
ent per state teachers market price.
Portsmouth with 25,000 population
pays $2,750 for school superintendent
Newark with 25,000 population pays
$2,000 for school superintendent.
Mlddletown with 15,000 population
pays $2,800 for school superintendent.
Alliance with 15,000 population pays
$2,800 for'school superintendent.
Highland County with 2,400 popula
tion should pay ? for school superin
tendent. All of Highland county districts
have 40 or more teachers to supervise
Already a Clinton county district of
21 teachers has offered $1,800 for a
district superintendent. The latest
Highland county political plum, tax
assessor, supervising only 19 assessors
for 50 days pays $1,800.
COST OF NEW PLAN TO COUNTY.
1 county superintendent and office
and traveling expenses cost $2,855 less
81,000 state aid equal $1,865.
4 district superintendents cost
$1,800 each less $750 state aid each
84,200. Total $6,065.
SAVINGS TO COUNTY BY NEW LAWS AS
COMPILED BY F. W. MILLER, STATE
Save in Treas. fees Sec. 4703 $2801.75
Int on school funds -Sec. 7607 $498.36
4 teacher's exam, ommitted 8173,33
2 Boxwell exams, ommitted 247.00
Present cost of supervision' 82550 00
The county will save $205 under
new laws and have all schools super
vised with top notch superintendents.
In union there is economy and effi
ciency. The county board contem
plates a cool annual $2,000 saving In
addition after this year. You will
find every board member glad to re
ceive counsel relating to this im
provement in our mutual system of
county wide education.
B. J. Woodmansee,
Clerk County Board of Education.
Discussed at Special Meet
ing of Citizens at Court
House Tuesday Night
Of Necessity For Improvements
Contemplated and Their Cost
by Supt. Patterson
A special meeting to discuss the
proposed bond issue of 820,000 for lm
provement and repair of the school
buildings of Hlllsboro was held at the
Court House Tuesday night. About
100 men were present.
The meeting was called to order by
Sam R. Free, who stated that it was
not called in compliance with the
constitution and by-laws of the Busi
ness Men's Association and could not
be considered a meeting of that or
ganlzation but only a gathering of the
citizens of the community.
Klrby Smith was selected chairman
of the meeting and J. Ed. Shannon,
Members of the Board of Education
were Invited to give an outline of the
reasons for asking for the bond Issue
and of the extent and nature of the
Improvements and their probable cost
J M. Hlbben, president of the
board, spoke first. He stated that
he did not have the figures at hand to
give the estimated cost of the improve
ments contemplated, that for these
the citizens must depend on Supt.
Patterson. That the things tney ex
pected to do, he said, anyone who
would, investigate conditions at the
buildings would be convinced were
necessary for the health, comfort and
safety of the children; that he no
longer had children In the schools and
was only interested in the general
welfare of the children, which was the
welfare of the community.
Charles F. Whlsler, a member of the
board, next spoke briefly. He stated
that he had visited the schools a num
ber of times since he became a mem
ber of the board and that conditions
were very bad at the Webster build
ing; that he was ashamed of the fact
that when he had a child attending
the Webster building he had not In
vestigated conditions and that he be
lieved if he had he would not have al
lowed her to attend. The condition
of the furnaces in his opinion made
the building unsafe for occupancy and
the toilet facilities were unsanitary
dangerous to the health of the child
The main address of the evening was
made by Supt. Patterson. He went
fully Into the details of the proposed
improvements, the absolute necessity
for them and their estimated cost. It
Is to be regretted that every citizen of
Hlllsboro was not present to hear his
clear, logical, forceful and earnest
presentation of this important matter.
It is impossible here to give more than
a brief outline of what he said.
He discussed each of the Improve
ments the board hoped to make, and
why It should be made, the new heat
ing system, and the tollels for the
Webster building, the repair of the
boys toilet and the skylight for the
auditorium of the assemby room at
the Washington building and minor
repairs at both buildings.
A steam heating plant with me-
chanical aids for ventilation, he stated,
was tne only practical system ior
heating a three story school building;
that the hotalr gravity system hid b.een
proved Inadequate and Impractical
that the present furnaces at the Webs-1
ter building not only would not heat
the rooms comfortably but that there
was grave danger that if it was at
tempted to use them that the build
ing would be set on fire; that one
time last winter the wood around the
registers in the rooms was charred
and warped from the heat while the
rooms were too cold for the pupils to
remain in them.
In regard to the toilets at that
bidding he told of complaints that
residents of that (neighborhood had
made, claming that they were nuis
ances; that the local board of health
had following these complaints le
quired certain things to be done. He
also said that the visiting nurse last
winter and a woman Inspector had
most severely and bitterly arraigned
them as unsanitary and unhealthy.
The auditorium at the Washington
building had never been intended for
a study room,- he stated, and the
light was very bad, that it was neces
sary to frequently have artificial light
for the pupils, that this room should
day and Sunday.
While there an election was held
for captain and first lieutenant of the
company, Earl Miller belnc elected
captain and Sigel Mullenix first lieu-
Capt. M. H. Wedding, who had
served as captain of the company for
several years had tendered his resig
nation several days before and it had
been accepted. Capt. Wedding re
signed on account of press of private
business duties. He Is employed at
the Hlllsboro Gazette and the ap
pointment of A. E. Hough as post
master of nillsboro has placed many
additional responsibilities upon him,
he now being the editor and manager
of the Gazette. Feeling that he must
give his entire time to his new duties
and that he could not give the atten
tion to the company affairs that they
required he resigned. Capt. Wedding
was a good officer, the company al
ways being well drilled and being con
sidered one of the best in the First
Regiment in every way.
Capt. Miller has been a member of
the company for several years and Is
promoted from the position of first
lieutenant. First Lieutenant Mul
lenix has been first sergeant of the
company. The promotion of these
two men is deserved, both having
served faithfully In their respective
positions and are well versed in mili
tary tactics and have the interest of
the company at heart.
The members of Co. D thoroughly
enjoyed their outing. They left here
Saturday morning at 9 o'clock on a
special car on the Traction .Line and
joined the other companies of the
Regiment at tiie Cincinnati Armory
at 2 o'clock. The Regiment then
marched to the ball park and saw the
Chicago Cubs defeat the Reds. After
the game the Regiment gave a dress
parade at the park.
From the ball park the boys march
ed to the Ohio River and took the
steamer Greenwood to Fern Bank
Dam where they went into camp.
Sunday there was a sham battle.
The boys returned home Sunday
Banks Close July 4.
All of the banks of Hlllsboro will be
closed all dav Saturday, July 4,
account of holiday.
have 500 square feet of glass to light
to meet the requirements of the state
code and that It only had 220; that the
additional light could only be secured
by a sky light the estimated cost of
which was $600.
The boys toilets at this building, he
said were a continual annoyance that
daily deodorisers had to be used to
keep down a noisome odor; that they
were unsanitary and did not mee
this requirements of the law and
should be repaired; that this would
cost approximately $300.
He explained that the building to
house the heating plant and the toilets
at the Webster building would cost
$8500; that this building was to be 76
feet long and 36 feet wide; that in the
center of the basement would be
placed the boilers and on each side
of them the toilets; that on the
1 ground lloor would be one ordinary
school room and a large room for the
1 manual training work.
I The many requirements of the state
in regard to how these things should
Via Hnna culilf.lt InoroncoH tliolav. onca
, h(j f uy' explalnedt Ho also clearly
explained whyeach improvement was
needed by reason of the growth and
development of the schools.
' To pay off the bonds if issued, he
showed, would cost each citizen 40
cents additional taxes for 20 years on
every $1000 returned for taxation.
Following Mr. Patterson talks were
made by Col. L. B. Boyd, Dr. II. M.
Brown, Dr. W. II Shields, Charles F.
Whlsler and Daniel Morgan. None of
these men opposed the bond issue.
Col. Boyd questioned whether It
would not be advisable to look further
into tne future and instead of making
changes now which would only ans
wer for a few years arrange for a larg
er bond issue and make more extensive
improvements which would adequate
ly answer all purpose for 20 or 30
Dr. Brown stated that as a general
proposition he was opposed to Issuing
bonds, that we often could get along
with what we had and that he did not
believe in getting things until we
could pay for them; that every man
in his private business wanted many
things he did not have but did not feel
that his returns justified the expend!
ture and that public business should
Co. D. O. N. G. enjoyed
pleasant outing in Cincinnati
In Personal Property Dupli
cate as Shown by Re
turns of Assessors
HILLSBORO GAINS $146,310
And Greenfield S85,065 Ilillsboro
Valuation $810,390, Green
field $498,670. Which
The returns made by all of the as
sessors In Highland county show an
Increase in the valuation of personal
property in the county of $1,169,810
over 1913 and a total personal dupli
cate of $G, 078,930.
In Hlllsboro the total valuation is
$840,390, an increase of $146,310 over
1913 and in Greenfield the total valua
tion Is $493,670, an increase of $85,065.
It will be remembered that the val
uations and the increases in the other
taxing districts of the county were
published a few weeks ago.
County Assessor McMullen says
that the corporations and banks are
not considered In making the compar
isons in any of the districts. He also
states that additional returns are be
ing secured from different districts
and that he expects the total valua
tion to be considerably further in
creased. As proof of this he says that
the duplicate outside of Hlllsboro has
been Increased $25,455 since the fig
ures were taken off three weeks ago.
With all the claims that Greenfield
makes to larger population, greater
business and greater wealth It seems
strange that it should return $350,000
less personal property for taxation
than Hlllsboro. We have never
swallowed all that has been said about
Greenfield's greatness, but we did not
think Hlllsboro was twice as wealthy
E. O. Hetherington is in receipt of
a letter from J. A. Van Horn, who Is
promoting the traction line from here
to Chillieotha. stating that the council
of Chlllicothe lias granted the fran
chise for the road over the streets of
Franchises have now been secured
for the proposed road In Hlllsboro.
Blanbrldge and Chlllicothe and most
of the private rights of way along the
proposed route through Marshall.
Several landowners along the Mar
shall route have failed to grant rights
of way over their land. A number of
tne largest landowners along a route
from here to Rainsboro are now active
ly at work In the hope of having the
route of the p'rosposed road through
Rainsboro and have guaranteed Mr
netherlngton to secure a complete
right of way If the road will go through
Probate Court Proceedings.
John S. Caldwell, admrof Earl Reed,
filed application for authority to settle
Emily C. Morrison, admrx of G. W.
Morrison, filed inventory and appraise
ment. Mary E. Conard, exrx of John Con
ard, filed application to turn over bond
to widow at appraised value.
John W. Mann appointed admr of
Thos. J. Hurley.
Barbara Anderson committed to
Athens State Hospital.
Jos. E. Reno, admr of Geo. W. Reno,
filed Inventory and appraisement.
John A. Moberly appointed admr of
be run on the same basis; that he
would not be here when the bond is
sue would be voted on and at this
time was not prepared to say If he
was, whether he would vote for or
The other men who spoke all earn
estly urged voting for the bond issue
and Col. Morgan said that he would
consider it aim- st a crime to vote it
Mr. Whlsler stated that the figures
given were only estimates, but that
the board wanted to play fair with the
people and had asked for sufficient
money to carry out the work planned;
that they did nouwant to ask for 810,
000 or $15,000 and get the work started
and then have to ask for additional
money to complete It; that he guar
anteed that no bonds would be Issued
until contracts had been made for all
the work and bonds would then be is
sued only for the amount needed.
The sentiment of those present was
undoubtedly almost unanlmonsly' in
favor of the bond Issue.