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THE PERRYSBURG JOURNAL
Items of Interest for Our Rossford Readers
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Gathered During the Past Few
Days Rossford Public Schools
Reach High Standard
About People You Know Who
Are Visiting or Who Have
Visitors and Other News
Molvin Schricr is -miito ill with flu.
, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Harris arc ill
Miss Dorothy Krakan is recovering
from an attack of appendicitis.
Miss Mary La Hugh of Pittsburg,
Pa., is the guest of Rossford friends.
Miss Jessie Krakan of Toledo spent
Sunday with Mrs. Frank Krakan and
Mr. and Mrs. John Schrier are at
Winter Haven, Florida, for the winter
Private Herbert Fitzgerald, sta
tioned at Mineola, N. Y., is here on a
ten days' furlough.
Dr. Crossett of Grand Rapids, O.,
was here over Sunday, He is moving
his family to that place.
Mr. Al Pippon of Toledo was a Sun
day guest of Mr. and Mrs Wm.
Howard of Jennings road.,
Peter Hohl has leased the Berkes
Block and will soon open up a soft
drink parlor and pool room.
Mrs. 0. A. Shirley and daughter
Gladys will arrive this week from a
winter spent in St. Paul, Minn.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lammers of
Eagle Point entertained Miss Dora and
Master Herman Kuntz of Toledo Sun
day Mrs. Harry Bogan of Elm street has
returned from St. Vincent's Hospital,
where she underwent a serious opera
tion. Mrs. Anna Harris, who was oper
ated upon at Rhc'infrank's Hospital
two weeks ago, was removed to her
home Tuesday, much improved.
Mrs. Richard Grimes and new
daughter, Mary Katherine, arrived
home Sunday after a two weeks' so
journ at the East Side Hospital.
Mrs. Chas. Davis of Perrysburg
road gave a stork shower for her
guest, Mrs. Worden Caswell of Cold
water, Mich., Wednesday afternoon.
The Rossford band resumed their
regular practice Tuesday evening at
the Club House after a couple of
months' rest. Emile Fueree is direc
Gladys, Helen and Clesson Daven
port of Maple street have just recov
ered from severe cases of scarlet fever,
They have been quarantined since De
cember 20. - .
Mrs. Elizabeth Kummcr Smith and
daughter Betty Jane will leave soon
for Port Clinton to make their future
home. Mr. Smith is engaged in survey
Mrs. Elizabeth Wolf, wife of Mr,
Wolf of Bergan street, died of pneu
monia and was buried Wednesday
morning. Funeral was held from the
Rossford M. E. Church.
Miss Rose Limcstall of Foltz, 111.,
who has spent the winter with her sis
ter, Mrs. Joe Butler, returned to her
home Tuesday after completing a
course in the Davis Business College.
Mrs. Lo Roy of Miami street, who
has as her house guest Mrs. Floy
Le Roy of Detroit, Mich., entertained
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stewart Sunday
evening for dinner and celebrated her
Won't somebody start something
whereby we may acquire a fine foun
tain to be placed on the bank corner?
That is the one thing we lack, the
place where you may bo able to get a
drink of water.
Mr. Bret Vargo of Jennings road
was taken to St. .Vincent's Saturday
evening and operated upon for gall
stones. He is in a serious condition.
Mrs. Vargo is also ill, the stork having
left a new baby at their home recently.
The girls of the San Souci Sorority
are trying to help the poor in this
vicinity. Any gifts of money, food or
clothing will bo greatly appreciated.
Either send your donations to the Club
House or call Maud Doren at tho Ross
ford Bank. Mabel Lewis, Secretary.
Mrs. Margaret Brown Poole of
Cleveland, 0., who is a former Ford
office employe, is the guest of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Brown, of
Willard street, Toledo, and Monday
evening she entertained tho girls from
Fords. A fine time was enjoyed by
Tho San Souci Sorority held their
Weekly meeting at tho Lewis winter
Home on Eagle Point road, Wednes
day evening, and made final arrange
ments for a leap year 'dance for Fobi
ruary 14, of which announcement wilj
bo made in next wood's issue of this
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The east side of the river octween
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the city limits and Perrysburg nasi
during the past year made wonderful
strides in residential development as
well as industrially. The lure of the
up-river district has steaily and con
sistently drawn Toledo's business and
professional men away from" the city's
crowded residential sections and into
Aside from the large estates which
Bob Ennis is ill with flu.
Eugene Kimmell of the Ford office
has been ill.
Attorney Eugene Rheinfrank of
Eagle Point Colony is quite ill.
Mrs. Edward Krueger of Superior
street is ill with typhoid fever.
Mr. C. E. Bowers has returned from
a business trip to Pittsburg, Pa.
Mrs. W. E. Kruger is subbing for
one of the Waite Hi teachers this week.
Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Gallegher have
given their young son the name of
J. E., Jr.
Workmen have been dynamiting for
tho foundation of the new terrace on
Mrs. Kate D'rouard was called to
Elwood, Ind., Sunday by the serious
illness of her mother.
Mrs. Schaff'er is still very ill. Her
brother and sister from Pittsburg, Pa.,
were called here this week.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Eckhart, Jr., and
i iildren Sundayed with Mrs. E.'s par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hohl.
Mrs. Geo. Purcell is expecting her
two sisters and brother to arrive from
England during the coming week. They
will make their home in Rossford.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Canfield of To
ledo were Sunday guests of Mr. and
Mrs. W. Er Kruger. Mr
supervisor of the Gunckel school in
Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Hoist of Perrys
burg road had as guests this week
Rev. and Mrs. Walter Staub of Evans
ton, 111., who are leaving soon for Los
Angeles, Cal., to reside.
Saturday evening a number of
friends of Phillip Philbin, Jr., of Maple
street tendered him a little surprise
party, honoring his sixteenth birthday.
A fine luncheon was served by Mrs.
JWlbin to the following guests:
Luella Woodward, Winifred Sawyer,
Alma Winters, Viola Michael, Homer
Stewart, Max Woods, Frank Krakan,
Frank Larvar, Haymond King;.
Tuesday evening, band practice.
Wednesday, all day, Aid Society in
Red Cross rooms.
Thursday- evenintr. dance. Lower's
orchestra. Tickets, 35 cents.
Friday, basket ball games. Tickets,
25 cents. Held in tho Auditorium,
with free dancing after the games.
B. R. Baker vs. Fords Friday even
ing. Friday evening, ladies' bowling
Saturday evening, show. Tickets,
10 and 20 cents.
Fords play tho Odelets at the Wal-
bridge school Thursday ovening, Feb
ROSSFORD M. E. CHURCH
H.A. Rothwick. Pastor
Sunday School each Sunday at 9:15,
Chas. Potter, superintendent.
Preaching, morning, 10:30; evening.
Epworth League at 0:30.
Prayer meoting Thursday evening
at 7:30, with special evangelistic cam
naicn for Easter services.
Ladies' Aid has work meeting all
Hnv Wednesday in tho Red Cross
rooms in the Club House.
Everybody welcome to all services,
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nave Deen aeveiopeu aiong tne east
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ing up an exclusively residential dis
trict by those who did not desire ex
tended acreage but who nevertheless
wish all the advantages of accessible
suburban residence. This district is
on Eagle Point, where thus far two
large subdivisions have been laid out
Halstcad Heights and Eagle Point
The last named addition comprises
tho most important part of Eagle
THE INDUSTRIES OF ROSSFORD
Rossford has several things in the
line of industry which have helped it
to become the fine town it now is, 19
years of age, with nearly 4,000 hv
habitants. Modern in all respects, the
finest club in the state, the largest in
dependent glass works in tho United
States, a feed mill which, when the
$500,000 addition is completed, will
have a capacity of 300 carloads daily,
one of the largest sugar factories in
the United States, and the baby plant
of Geo. Purcell & Sons, which although
only in operation six months, has been
enlarged and is doing a fine .business
in the line of beveling glass.
The Ford Glass was really the main
cause of Rossford's existence, the main
part of the towii being built by Edward
Ford at the time the Ford works was
started. At the present time they are
erecting 45 modern homes and one of
the finest apartment houses in this
section of the state.
The $80,000 club house is the gift
of Edward Ford to the town. The club
has a large membership. Friday eve
nings are devoted to sports, bowling,
cards and dancing for the ladies. The
club is welcoming men who are not
connected with Ford's also, and also
has a junior membership for the young
Rossford has one of the most modern
banks to be found anywhere. With the
addition of a new $30,000 M. E. church
to be erected on Superior street will
fill up all the available space on the
Eagle Point Colony on the river ad
joins Rossford and is one of the beauty
spots of our town.
In fact there are no "limits"
Cupid this year's on a lark,
He's a "dinger" at hitting the mark.
Though ho shoots well by day,
I have heard people say
That he doeB his best work when it's
dark, M. S. H.
A nifty young Nimrod named Nold
Went fishing one day when'was cold.
Tho fishing was bum,
And although he caught some
'Twasn't nearly as much as he told.
M. S. H.
Rossford's a 'pretty fine town,
It's factories have gained world re
nown. It's sugar is grand,
In it there's no "sand,"
But they won't even sell us a pound.
M. S. H.
CENSUS MAN MARRIES
Mr. Michael Kupiana, one of our
census takers, states that there are
3,370 people who are bona fide resi
dents orilossford. He also announces
that after the 11th there will be only
3,375, as )io is to wed Miss Madeline
Raitz of Toledo on that date, and they
will reside at 33 Bronson Place, Toledo.
Dreaming of Cats.
With tho exception of black ones, it
Is said that to dream of cats Is un
lucky. K tho animals scratch, tho
dreamer must beware of a rival in
love. To dream of chasing a cat means
disappointment oyer something,
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isolation from railroads and factories,
it is most naturally adapted for just Water mains connecting those of the
what was made out of it, and it has city of Toledo, electric conduits, sani
becomo Toledo's most desired and most tary sewers every convenience, has
beautiful residential district. been provided that is available in the
Six years ago the larger part of this city. Some of the most palatial houses
addition constituted a farm. It was
in such a run-down condition that one
might have classed it as an "aban-
doned" farm. Today more than one
hundred acres of farm land have been
TO THE PEOPLE OF ROSSFORD
This issue of the Journal goes into
hundreds of Rossford homes for the
first time and in explanation we are
nUnj o v,o,. n,i m,
services of Mrs. Mary Spencer Hohl as
our representative in that thriving I sistanfc treasurer, C. E. Taylor. The score was 21 and 24 in favor of Wood
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be given and she will also handle all
subscriptions. We beg the people to
consider the Journal their home paper
ever ready to boost for them, and to
aid in the upbuilding of their progres
sive town. But we would add that
the success of the undertaking, the
amount of news each week appearing
will rest in a great measure on the
manner in which they co-operate with
the local editor. If all will lend their
aid in securing the news there can be
no doubt of the success of the project.
Edward Ford, president of the Ed-
ward Ford Plate Glass Companay, was
born at Danville, Ind, January 21,
1843. He received a high school edu-
cation, and his first ten years of bum-
ness life were spent in boating on the
Ohio and Mississippi rivers, first in the
capacity of clerk and later as captain.
His run was from Louisville to New
Orleans. After selling out his steam-
manufacture of window glass with his Will go about their "biz
father and brother. In 1870 his father, And !?ve ,e toYn af d
Capt. J. B. Ford, built the-first plate
glass works in America, at New Al-
bany, Ind., which was destroyed by fire
before all the machinery was in place.
The works were rebuilt and ran for a
number of years, until Capt. Ford sold
out and went to Creighton, Pa., where
he built the first works of what is now
known as the Pittsburg Plate Glass
Co. When he built, however, this com -
pany was not in existence, the orig-
inal name being the New York City
Plate Glass Co. When it was organ-
ized Edward Ford was elected its
president and general manager, re-
maining with the company in that ca-
pacity for fifteen years. He then sold
.put his entire interest to the company
and retired, going to Wyandotte,
Mich., where his father was interested
in the soda ash business. For two
years ho managed the business, but his
heart was not in it. As he expressed
it: "I am no chemist, and the soda
ash business is all. chemistry.
He longed to get back into a busi-
ness he understood, and it was but
natural that he should return to the
manufacturing ot plate glass, ne inun
came to Toledo and built No. 1 factory
and at the same time established the
town of Rossford, O., in the year of
1899. In 1913 No. 2 factory, which is
tho largest plate glass factory in the
world, was completed and put into
operation. Mr. Ford, on account of
poor health, for the past year has not
been able to give tho business but very
little attention, depending on his son
Goorgo and his able assistants to look
after the affairs of the company,
EDWARD FORD RETIRES
Edward Ford, president of tho Ed
ward Ford Plate Glass Co., has retired
from active presidency of the glass
company in Rossford, and his son,
George R. Ford, has been named as his
Tho elder Mr. Ford has been seri
ously ill since last August and is at
present in Sarasota, Fla.f where he is
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convened into improved streets ana
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of building sites for private residences.
that can bo found about Toledo have
been built at Eagle Point and homes to
meet the needs and tastes of cultured
people are built and in the process of
construction throughout the addition.
said to be recovering.
Other officers of the plant now are
First vice-president, J. B. Ford; second
vice-president, W. W. Knight; vice-,
president and secretary, Clark Husted;
general saies manager, a. j. icKen-.
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rode! manager, E. E. Bowers and as-
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Talk about your Dixie Land
I Or "Swanee River" home,
"Greenland's Icy Mountains,"
Or where e'er you care to roam;
There's no where in this country,
The land that gave us birth
A better lace than Rossford,
It's the best old town on earth.
We love its pleasant places,
1 TVio nTiiivMina lnVi flnrl Vinmps.
Rs gca of h faces
As on itg stretg one roamg.
And each Qne secms SQ cheery
AnJ smiles and sayS( HeUo,
he days are neyer drearV(
Whjn Rossford folks you know
So let's Hurrah! for Rossford,
The grandest town there is,
And boost 'till all the knockers
And sing its praises loud.
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There's a very old saying,
''Think twice before you speak;"
Let every body try it
A couple times this week.
Now every time a mean thing
' Into your "noggins" pop,
If it's about old Rossford
Think twice, then smile, then atop.
This town is what we make it,
So please don't snarl and frown;
' Just take your little hammers
And help build up the town;
( '-Knocking" gets you sorrow,
Hurts many others too,
' So boost a bit tomorrow,
it's the one real thing to do.
of course we cannot all bo "Fords,"
0r even build like "Watts,"
' por tney with cash an(j bricks and
Maje j,omes on vacant lots,
But every pers0n 'round hero
Cnn sm51(J) or no(1 tneir head)
For a pleasant look will cheer,
Though not a word is said.
Be sure to say a "boosty" word
When on a friend you call;
'Tis better to "have loved and lost,
Than never loved at all."
And Rossford's ono thing you can't
It's here to stay, for life,
So make it just tho place you'd choose
As home, for child and wife.
I think we all make some mistakes
As through this life wo pass;
Ono guy is friendly, your hand shakes,
One yells: "Keep off the grass!"
But dear old Rossford. Bless itl
Give3 every ono a chance,
So boost and then I guess it
Will help our town advance.
Mary Spencer Hohl,
By Raymond King
The Rossford school has organized
another basketball team this year,
consisting of the following players:
Frank Lavrar, contain and center:
Frank Krakan, right forward; Lester
j Philbin, loft forward; Raymond King,
right guard; William Fitzgerald, left
Kuord; Martin Almester, sub; Walter
Mr. Baker, the coach, is putting all
tho pep into the team ho can, so they
can prove their ability to be a first
The boys' basketball team had
planned to play the Perrysburg fresh
men Friday, January 23, at 7:30, in thd
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account of bad weather the Perrysburg
.team did not come. We did not want
to disappoint the people, so we picked
up a town team and had a fine game,
which the crowd enjoyed very much.
The game with Perrysburg will be an
nounced later. Be sure and come, be-
I cause it is going to be agood and fast
, game. Admission is 10 cents for chil
dren and 15 cents for adults.
The boys of the basketball team of
Rossford were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Sprague and Miss Sanders to attend
a basketball game at the Y. M. C. A.
building between Scott and Woodward
Friday, January 30
The first game
started at 7:30, between B. R. Baker's
and Lamphroys. The second and final
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vy much. The boys of the Rossford
basketball team thank Mr. and Mrs.
j Sprague and Miss Sanders for taking
' them to the game.
The girls or the public school are
learning a new dance, which is called
"Comin' Through the Rye." They
adapt themselves to the spirit of it
The girls have organized a basket
ball team. The girls now practicing
are: Jeannette Renaud, captain; Mil
dred Vimond, assistant; Viola Michael,
Mabel Wcstfall, Anna Knollmiller,
Helen Davenport, Alma Winter, Helen
Shriver, Wilma Tuller, Marian Dun
can, Laura Limmer.
The girls were very disappointed
when the Perrysburg team failed to
show up and so had a game among
themselves. The girls were planning
lo serve refreshments after the game
but now their attitude is decidedly
changed. It is hoped that a game will
be secured for next Friday.
The school has started an orchestra,
with Miss Bertha Benien as director.
They are getting along splendidly and
are going to play at Bowling Green
the 21st of February at a teachers'
meeting and school board convention.
Those in the orchestra are: Mary
Mainz, piano; Katherine Mainz, Frank
Krakan and Charles Schings, violins;
Lester Philbin and Helen Renaud, cor
' MEDICAL DEPARTMENT
Miss Kilmer, who recently served in
France as a Red Cross nurse, is back
at her former position in Rossford as
a district nurse. She is stationed at
the school in the morning and many a
little child's ache have been cured by
her tender care. She has also exam
ined every child's eyes and many have
obtained glasses since that time. ,An
average of about ten children go to her
office each day for treatment.
The school physician, Dr. Herold,
has examined each child in school and
in cases of physical defects notices
were sent to the parents, who in many
cases have had the matter attended to.
Miss Sanders had a rather difficult
time getting home Friday evening
after the basketball game. They left
at 9 o'clock, but got only a short way
into the country when they had to get
out of the machine and shovel them
selves out. At last they had to give
up getting home in the machine and
they then borrowed a horse and buggy
to get the rest of the way home.
Miss Eberly was called homo Satur
day because of tho serious illness of
her brother. She did not return until
Misses Fern Davidson and Pearl
Weida spent the week end in Bradner,
The Rossford kindergarten was
grief-stricken this past week because
their bird, wnose voice tho children
had learned to love, died. Wo are not
certain as to the cause of its death,
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