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"ft NO. 29 VOLUME THIRTY-SIX MEDINA, OHIO, FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1920. MEDINA j; ' COUNCIL TABLES GAS -RAISE ASKED BY THE LOCAL CO. Council Gives Gas Co.'s Repre sentative a Hard "Panning" at Tuesday Night's Meeting Discuss Country Fire Service. NEW FIRE ANNUNCIATOR PLANNED FOR BY CHIEF Council met in regular session Tuesday evening with Messrs. Ed wards, Boyden, Bell, Bagley and Fenn present and Mayor Hartzog in the chair. A check of $25 was received from the S. W. Ry. Go. for saving two car loads of freight two weeks ago and it was turned over to Dr.Wise, fire chief. A batch of bills were ordered paid, the local banks kindly . caring for those where the proper fund has been exhausted. The street committee was instruct ed to make plans for renting stable room for the city team and equip ment. A citizen planning to build houses on W, Smith road, beyond the sewer, asked if city would extend same to meet his requirements. Inquiry re vealed no available funds just now but members indicated everything possible would be done, some suggest ing a public subscription to meet the emergency. He was asked to put his proposition in writing. The gas price, raise ordinance was read after which Mr. Polk, represent ing the gas company, asked to have acton deferred till such time as Mr. Ewing could be present and make ex planation. The ordinance ' provides for 48c gas with 3c rebate if bill is paid before the 10th; meters free; 35c for meter where consumption falls be low minimum. , Councilmen had been looking up the gas proposition and proceeded to "pan" Mr. Polk and his gas company. Mr. Polk "knew very little about the proposition,'" and Councilmen pro ceeded to prove his statement. They told him where his company was sell hur eas to nine outside companies while at the same time the company was clamoring that the increase Was made necessary because of a gas shortage in this territory. They also quoted him. 25c gas rates in other cities, farther from the source of sup ply, furnished by his company, and Council really.' took the attitude of "Why pick on Medina?" Council made it an uncomfortable 15 minutes for Mr. PoUc- But when Councilmen asked Mr. Polk if he did not think it unfair,, in the face of their last promise on ask ing a raise which was granted to not ask for another during the life of the present contract with a year yet to run, he had little to say and seemed to think it was pressing the crown of thorns deep" into his flesh to grill mm so. In discussing the proposition the Mayor and Council indicated that the sentiment of the people was that to again ask for a raise, in the face of a specific contract, was asking too much and that the company, if wise, would pull down their ordinance and bide the end of the present contract. To Mr. Polk's remarks on the com pany's investment not earning a fair dividend Council and th6v solicitor countered wth the query as to how much of initial earnngs had been, switched into the capital, thus plan ning to draw dividends on what was really dividends. Naturally Mr. Polk was not in a positon to answer this question, Council finally laid the or dinance on -the table. A communication was received from Dr. Brintnall relative to the appoint ment of and payment for services of health officers in villages and town-' ships. Council has no funds and so took no action. . r J. Tv Calvert was permittee! to re sign from the Library board and Dr. Freeman was chosen in his place. Council authorized a Tungar recti fier for the big fire auto at a cost not to exceed $30; Fire Chief Wise to buy it. The question, of the Medina appar atus running to country fires was dis cussed and left for further considera tion. It was ie consensus of opinion that Medina "could scarce permit a man's home to burn if it could be easily saved, even tho he had no money in the apparatus; payment should be made to the firemen and cost' of service, however. Chief Wise reported that the de partment felt the need of a new fire annunciator; that one would cost $500; that it was known Council had no money; that plans were on foot to buy one with contributions, etc. Fire men often fail to hear the present bell at flight, working a hardship on those who do hear, and jeopardizing property in case of a hot fire. The whole story is told elsewhere in the Sentinel. FALLS ON VINE STREET AND BREAKS HIS LEG Mahlon Charlton fell on the icy walk near his home on Vine street, Friday evening, and broke his leg. . Both bones were broken, the fracture occurring near the ankle. He slipped on the ice and in some way the limb became bent under him and. falling with his weight on it led to the acci dent Mr. Charleton is a fireman and well, known about town. Drs. Robinson and Strong reduced the fracture. WOMEN GET FULL VOTE APRIL 27 Medina eountv women as well as their sisters all over, the state will! have just as much say as the men in nominating and electing the next pres ident of the United States unless a referendum is filed on the Reynolds equal suffrage bill. They will also have a small say in dictating what the party state platforms will be. The secretary of state mantains that the Reynolds bill not only per mits women to vote in the April pri maries for presidential choice, and for delegates to the national convention, but also authorizes them to vote for delegates to the state platform con vention and in the general election in November for presidential electors. Assuming there will be no refer endum filed on the Reynolds bill, the secretary of state is instructing county election boards to prepare to handle the women voteers at the pri maries, April 27. His instructions also are to permit them to vote for delegates to the state convention. DESTROY BANK SAFE AT SHARON CENTER John Coler Awakened By Noise ' of Explosion and Thinks His Horses Are, Fighting Scares Robbers Away. ROB CRESTON STORE; . FLEE THRU NORWALK, O. There have been some persistent robbers working in and about Medina county within the past week. Friday night .an attempt was made to blow the safe in the Sharon uenier DanK, hut the robbers were scared away. They knocked on the time lock with a heavy sledge and broke the combina tion, and set off one charge of dyna mite. The explosion wakened John Coler, whn lives near the bank. Hegot up and dressed and went to- the barn to see if there was trouble among the horses. On his way out, hall asleep he noticed two men on the street, one on each side of the bank. Finding nothine amiss in the1 barn he went hnrk to tied. Tn tVie moraine the damage to the haSr ohiimment was discovered. It was found, too. that the watchers on each side of the bank, that Coler had seen, had each worn quite a path In the snow as they patroled up and down to gbs an alarm. Circumstances all seemed to point to the fact that it was Mr. Coler's trip to the stable that caused the alarm among the rob bers and led them to flee with their work half accomplished. The same night robbers visited a clothing store at Creston and loaded practically the whole stock, valued at $3000, into an auto and drove away. The next day a broken auto was left at a garage in New London for re pairs and suspicion pointed to the owners as the robbers at Creston, and perhaps the bank robbers of Sharon Center. Watch was set and when they re turned for their machine Sunday morning an effort was made to' take the men in charge. Instead of sub mitting to arrest the men put up a fight, about 30 shots passed between the posse and the auto owners, but in the end the supposed robbers escaued. The local police notified Sheriff Big elow and the pfficers of surrounding towns of the facts in the case and asked the apprehension of the men in the auto. Sheriff Bigelow and his deputies were on the lookout but no one answering the description passed thru Medina. Later word was re ceived that they passed thru Norwalk jbut that the officers failed to catch them. -At last accounts the robbers were still at large and the stolen pro perty had not been recovered: CO. MINISTERSTALK ON "ART OF SERMONIZING" There was a goodly attendance of the Medina County Ministerial Assn. at the Baptist church Monday at 10 a. m. About fifteen were present, all parts of the county being represented. It was the regular monthly meeting. Rev. Joodworth, pastor of the Se ville Baptist church, gave the address of the morning. : His topic was the "Art of Sermonizing." After the ad dress there was a short discussion of the topic. - BUSY BOY SCOUTS PLANNING FOR SUMMER Boy Scouts are building-up their organization with leaps and bounds at this time. There, is av regular at tendance of about 25 nfehtly of boys who are in the work for the benefits to come. Under the leadership of Scoutmaster Washburn and Assist ant Scoutmaster Caulk the boys are being given new work in preparation for the future. ' As soon as the weather moderates work will begin outdoors. Hikes will be taken, later camping will be under taken, and the many outdoor activi ties that please Young Ameritpa will be taken up. The boys meet Tuesday evenings. GOSPEL WORKERS COMING The gospel meetings for which the Church of Christ has been planning for several months, will begin on Wednesday evening, March 17. A eroun of six gospel workers, singers, and speakers will come to Medina for a two-week's series. The public will be made welcome. NEW RUBBER PLANT PROJECT THAT HAS PROMISING FUTURE Medina Business Men Meet Akron Manufacturers of Rub ber Goods May Build Need ed Plant Here. COMMITTEE OF FIVE WILL DRAW AGREEMENT Medina business men are sure jn earnest regardingthe Duilding of a new enterprise, and having started on the Dronosition of a rubber plant are loth to let go with such a business venture. Mondav afternoon two ak- vnn hnsines men met with Medina hnsitips men to talk over a new rub ber proposition. There was a good attendance, and the Akron men went into detail as to what they could and would offer Medina business in re snonso to reciDrocal propositions. The Akron men names of which are withheld at present for business reasons have a seling proposition that was explained in detail to the business men present. These Akron men are incorporated, and making and selling goods, have an organiza tion that promises great things, ana it is possible to broaden out the scope of the venture and take into tne en terpi-ise the business proposition that will fit well into what is wanted in Medina. As it looks at this distance the $250,000 desired in the first prop ositiftn offered Medina will be suffic ient to put over the second plan, in -11 1 "1 1 'l . J... 1.-. AltnAit wifa.. ail I1KC11IHJUU giving W iUCVUIW luuvi ests as great a product as the more elaborate plan at first conceived. As the proposition now stands it will mean the grafting on to a sue cessful selling proposition a manu facturing end in Medina. As our busi ness readers will understand,any man with money can make tires; the sale of them is the point from which em anates a profit. With the tires al ready sold, as will be the caes in this new venture, all that will be required from the Medina end is that they be made in quantity and of quality to produce a profit Arid while the Ak ron company is now in full operation, and earning dividends, it is fondly believed that the adding on need not disturb present dividends but simply broaden out the industry and increase the dividends proportionately. Medina business men at the meeting were well pleased with the proposi tion. So well pleased were they that Chairman Codding, in answer to the unanimous vote of those present, ap pointed a committee of five to take under advisement the data presented, srivinsr it due consideration, to then discuss and digest any and all plans coming to mind, and within a week meet the Akron parties interested and see if some acceptable plans can be figured out for the union of effort or the grafting on to the present going business the ideals and ambi tions as to the manufacture of the goods in Medina. The committee named for this im portant task was Messrs. R. J. Hyde, D. S. Longacre, H. W. Codding, C. E. Hoover, and Dan Pelton. This com mittee, while having been in close touch with the ambitions and desires of Medina business men, and know ing, well what s wanted in the matter of some new enterprise in Medina, are still open to suggestions from other citizens in this matter of expan sion of Medina's business enterpris es. Under the new plan Medina will make an investment large enough to practically control the enterprise. At the same time she will not be asked to make an investment much larger than was asked by the Akron pro moters, in which they would have small voice in the control. This will carry with it much better aspect to make certain that she have a com mensurate voice in the development andkmanagement of the enterprise. , . The new rhen have made a very strong impression on. the Medina business men who have met them. It is certain there is no color of "pro motion" in the new proposition. The element of risk, too, is greatly re duced. If the bottom drops out of business in geperal as some pessi mists are ever ready to declare un der the new proposition there will be but a small shrinkage in any event. Everything will be in the hands of Medina business men, and men who are so closely alinged with the city's interests that they are practically Medina business men. That wil mean stability for the business and a cer tainty that Medina's interests will be well cared for. On the face there are few, if any, chances for a slip be tween 'the cup and the lip in the whole proposition. - . After the meeting, in discussing the preposition with several business men the remark was made repeatedly that this looked the bekt of any proposi tion that was ever offered this city and its business men. The commit tee to whom was entrusted the pro ject will do evejythirig in its power to consummate a contract which will bring this new enterprise to Medina. Meeting of County Commissioners, was a short shrift Monday. Salary of J. R. Moore as assistant superintend ent was ordered paid in sum of $96. A resolution was passed making the nnv of the hpftri marhinist. S4(l ner of the head week, he to work under the direction of the County Engineer; INTERCHURCH MOVE BEGINS MARCH 18 IN MEDINA COUNTY Medina Constitutes District Advisory Committee Will Meet March 18 Rev. Peoples, Spencer, Chairman. COUNTY CONVENTION IS PLANNED WEEK APRIL 4 As was printed in a recent issue of the Sentinel, this county is to be made a factor in the Interchurch World movement that is being organ ized the country over. One of the pet theories of the men interested is that denominational strife may in this way be largely eliminated, and that in this union of effort there may result a greater union effort of sal vation for the masses. With the statistics obtainable rela tive to church membership, church at tendance, seating capacity, and seat ing capacity used regularly, it is easy to see that an awakening is essential to any forward movement in church life in the U. S. Leaders in the the church activities assure us that this interchurch movement will bring 1 1 i j i i li. i uns ana are lnieiesieu in it uecauac of that belief. Not al the leading thinkers and Bible teachers in the U. S. accept this theory. But those who dp are in earnest in making all posible of this effort. With this in view, the country has been divided into county dis tricts and an effort is to be made to awaken the whole nation to the needs pf the gospel in every home. In church attendance, Sabbath school atendance, and contributions in both churches and schools. Not a few pastors have awakened to the fact that in putting forth su preme egorts for missions in foreign lands there has been a neglect of fields calling for the gospel right at home. The old theory that to help others is to help one's self is good in a limited sense, but when overworked the rebound is certain to prove disas trous. Leaders, in church work seem to see and understand this, and are now planing for hard work right at home. f The convener or president in this county is Rev. O. M. Peoples of Spen cer. To him is delegated the duty ii, setting tne wortc m motion in Me dina county, ine county aavisory committee wil meet . in Medina on Thursday March 18, to plan for a convention to be held the week of April 4. This advisory committee is as folows: Seville Rev.Beeman, John F. Shu maker and Miss Emily Noyes. Lodi- Rev.' Courtney, R. I. Knapp and Mrs. J. W. Dunlap, Medina Rev. Goodale, E. F. Gibbs and Mrs. Damon. Le Roy Rev. McMeeken, John L. Bingham and Miss Lawnetta Taylor. Wadsworth Rev. Zechiel, Ira Ev erhard and Mrs. Dan Richards. 1 In the county convention in April each church affiliating withjthe move ment will be entitled to three dele gates the pastor, one layman and one laywoman. A per capita payment is necesary that a church may enjoy full affilia tion privileges in the movement. DID "COMMISSIONERS" SCOLD CHAS. SCANLAN? A short time ago county commis sioners and several employes from the county engineer's office went to Columbus to select a number of gov ernment trucks which had been offer ed the county. The party arrived in Columbus, se lected the trucks and were on their way home before any thing unusual happened. On the homeward trip the 'commissioners and surveyor's em ployes all drove trucks, Scanlan being directly behind two employe-driven trucks. As the party rounded a curve in the road they came upon a bridge. The first two machines made, the cross over without incident but when Scan lan made the turn he hada little too much speed and crashed into the abutment, knocking off a hub cap of the truck, bending the axle, smashing a licht and otherwise denting in the front end. x The surveyor's party upon learn ing that Scanlan had met with a mis fortune returned to the scene and helped him out of his predicament The one thing that stuck in Char ley's craw, however, was the joshing he got from the boys who threatened to ten "THE comrissioners" until bribed to their fullest hearts desire. MAYOR DAVIS TO TALK AT KIWANIS BANQUET The Kiwanis club is advertising a Red Letter date for next week Friday. As speaker on that occasion they an nounce Mayor Davis, of Cleveland. The Baptist ladies will serve the din ner on that date. As Mayor Davis is an avowed can didate for Governor, and as he is known as a genial fellow, the Medina business men will all be interested in securing an invitation for this func tion. - Since the above was written word has been received from Mayor Davis that he can't come till two or three weeks later, but that he will visit Medina. Congressman Davey, too, has agreed to come for an address a I few weeks later. COURT DECISION O. K7S GAS RATE RAISE A decision was handed down by the state supreme court last week, which might have meant much to every gas using citizen in Medina had the rul ing been reversed. As it is the de cision came as every one expected it would and did not couse even the smallest flurry. The case in question was the right of the gas companies to annul a contract with a village and charge a higher rate for their pro duct even with the permission of courfcil. The case was carried up from Findley, where council had per mitted the gas company to terminate a contract and make a new one calling for a higher rate, the same as was done last winter by Medina's council. The case was contested and the low er court mantained that members of council had no right to permit such proceedings and called the raise ille gal. The case was carried up, resulting in a supreme court decision last week reversing the opinion handed down by the lower court and legalizing the rate raise. Had the supreme court upheld the lower court Medina consumers would probably been allowed to collect a re fund from the local gas company, the refund being the extra ten cents per thousand which they have been pay ing during the past year. HOST COOKS SUPPER FOR AM. LEGION COMMITTEE The entertainment committe of the American Legion met at the home of John Moore Tuesday evening to ar range for the St. Patrick and Deco ration Day dances. The committee combined a pleasant social evening with the business at hand. There was music, refreshments and a good social time. , , The committee comprises Messrs. Ford Cannon, Louis Best, Boyd Dav enport, Paul Bowman and Theo. Rothacker. John Moore cooked the supper and the boys say it was a corker. CHILD'S CONSERVATION LEAGUE MEET PROGRAM The Child's Conservation League will meet Monday with 'Mrs. DeyelU on Friendship street. Following is the program: Paper, "Mistaken Kindness and In dulgence of Parents Often Result in Weak and Vacillating Characters in Children," Mrs. Hohman. Reading," Against Wind and Tide." Mrs. Gardner. , Paper, "Training the Child to Do His Own Thinking Develops the Strong, Resourceful Man or Woman," Mrs. Nichols. Music, Mrs. Babcock. PERSONAL Mrs. Carlton, mother of Mrs. O. E. Bowman, fell on the ice last week Wednesday and fractured her hip. At last accountsthe lady was resting easy and recovering as fast as could be expected. The marriage of Miss Julia Ander son and Mr. Ralph Edward Snedden was solemnized Tuesday afternoon at the home of , the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren J. Anderson, this day being the thirty-third anniversary of their marriage. The ring service was read by Rev. William J. Drew, pastor of the Congregational church. Mr. and Mrs. Snedden will make their home in MansKeld, O., where Mr. Snedden will be located as branch sales manager for the Industrial Fi nance Co. of Cleveland. Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. George E. Snedden', Miss Irene Snedden, Miss Lois Snedden and Mr. Edwin Ebling, of Cleveland. The Winyah Club entertained with a chicken dinner, Wednesday evening in the Club Rooms. Miss Geraldine Cole, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Cole, of Lakewood, is ill with pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. Clare Bowman will move April 1 into the east side of the Miller House, Medina Cash Stores Co. occupying the west side. Miss Neva Hobart is home from Cleveland suffering with an attack of tonsilitis. Mrs. Clyde Chapin has returned from Huron Road hospital, Cleveland. The Utilian Club will entertain the Mothers and Fathers of the members next Monday evening, at the home of Mrs. Howard Hoff. Sorosis Club will meet this Friday afternoon with Miss Nellie Vader. Mr. 'and Mrs. J. R. Godlove and daughter, and Mr. Doolittle, of War ren are spending two days with Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Borger. Mrs. W. H. Zimmerman has return ed to Medina, after several weeks stay in Akron and will move April 1, into the rooms in Mrs. Alice Oatman's house, vacated by Mr. Melvin Crofoot. Mr. Richard Rowe, of Cleveland, brother of H. G. Rowe, is critically ill suffering with an attack of spinal meningitis. The Girl Scouts will present Am. Legion with a National and Post flag. Miss Genevieve Brintnall is at home suffering with an attack of tonsilitis. Mrs. L. Bartholomew has sold her home on E. North street. ' Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Dannley enter tained a party of young people at 6 o'clock dinner, Wednesday. The even ing was s'perit in cards and dancing. Sheriff Bigelow has been a busy man the past week, what with small distillers and burglars, etc. Thos. Massy, of Wadsworth, is lodged in jail on the charge of operating a small still. It proved to be one of the largest so far taken, and is in posses sion of the Sheriff. WANTED Girl or woman to do Eneral housework. Call or write rs. R C. Howe, Spencer, Ohio. Phone 1181. It2 COURTS COMMON PLEAS. Delpha S. Seeley vs. Kirk De Seeley. Divorce, custody of minor child and alimony. Case set for hearing Satur day. New Cases Ada Aquilar vs. Fred Aquilar, di vorce. Ira E. Dull vs. C. A. Buffman; mon ey only. Two cases. PROBATE COURT. Hearing had and will of Susan Mc Pherson Thomson admitted to pro bate. First and final acount filed in es tate of Alvan D. Licey, deceased. Inventory filed in estate of Suvilla Bartlett, deceased. Calvin L. Stine appointed admr. in estate of Wm. Adams, deceased. Will of Helen H. Waite, deceased, filed and application made for pro bate. Hearing had and will of Helen Rudd, deceased, admitted to probate. Hearing had and will of Benjamin F. Rudd, deceased, admitted to pro bate. Wm. H. Nugent, widower of Flora E. Nugent, deceased, elects to take under will. Laura A. Bailey appointed admrx, estate of Benj. Parsons, deceased. Final account filed estate of Thos. Calvert, deceased. First and final acount filed estate of C. C. Inman, deceased. First and final acount filed estate of James C. Johnson, deceased. Lean filed estate of Windsor Whip ple, deceased. Elizabeth M. Watts appointed guardian of Gertrude E. Watts, Julia A. Watts, and Ruth H. Watts, minors. Hearing had and will of Augustus Hartman, deceased, admitted to pro bate. Will of Ella L. Knapp, deceased, filed and application made for pro bate. MARRIAGE LICENSES Leonard F. Bridges and Winnie Howe, both of Spener. Leonard S. Jeffers and Jennie Trapp, both of Homerville. Ralph E. Snedden, of Cleveland, and Julia Anderson, Medina. Ralph C. Buther and Vida F. Cum minsky, both of Spencer. MR. MILLER LOCATES IN ENTERPRISING FREMONT Medina citizens often remark on having permitted good business ven tures to go elsewhere for location when they first came seeking support here. Had Medina tied up all the good propositions offered in the past, they say, it would now be a city. This may be true ; we can't say to the contrary. But that is not the only place Medina has fallen down. Note the following news dispatch: Fremont, March 6, Charles J. Mil ler, Medina, representing Cleveland and Detroit business men, today pur chased the Lincoln Stove Co. plant for $250,000. The Fremont Foundry Co. will be incorporated, and castings for auto mobile and trucks will be manufactur ed. Forty thousand dollars will be expended putting the plant in shape. The Lincoln Stove Co. will continue in business here. In this instance it was a good busi ness man that Medina let get away.. Mr. Miller should have been encour aged to stay right in this city;o have kept what little money he possessed here. Its a sorry coincident that Me dina has let good business projects get away. It is a sorrier one that she has let good business men get a way. PROGRAM BY MENAT SUNDAY EVENING SERVICE The evening services at the Con gregational church during March are being conducted by various organiza tons of the church. On, next Sunday the men will be in charge. The fol lowing order of service has been pre pared. Time 7:30. Judge J. R. Kennan, presiding. Mr. F. O. Hobart, organist. Organ Prelude .Hymn No. 63 Prayer Song, Men's Choruus Scripture Reading Quartet Address, "What Does the Church of Today Lack in Its Appeal to Men?" D. C. Babcock Solo Mr. Deyell Address, "What Do Men Miss by Their Failure to Respond to the Church's Appeal?" ..L. H. Ranalld Hymn No. 392 , Offertory Quartet Hymn No. 340 Benediction Postlude FIVE SUNDAY EVENINGS AT CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH A series of evening services is on at the Congregational church. Last Sunday night the service was in' charge of the Sunday school; next Sunday night will be Men'? N'"-M, with the men in charge, and having a large part in the program; this will be followed by Young PeonVs Night, under the auspices of the Fed eration; March. 28, the ladies will have a night and give the program. Sunday night, April 4, there will be a special Easter service. There will be special music given by the quartette, and Easter will be made much of.