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-Ji""'.. VOLUME THIRTY-SIX MEDINA, OHIO, FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1920 No. 43 TH TEACHERS STANDARD MUST NOT BE LOWERED There are many school problems facing the people of Ohio today; ade quate revenues, increased salaries, better buildings and equipment, more attention to health, rooming facilities for teachers, community use of the school plant, modern textbooks, school curriculums of greater general ser vice, sane supervision, the develop ment of new teachers-these problems face teachers, patrons, principals, superintendents, board members, in fact, all the people need to be deeply concerned about their schools just now, says D. W. Pearce, county school superintendent and, he continues, "No one will doubt the need of more revenue when the following is noted. This is the salary record of one of Medina County's successful teachers. Please note the salary for ten years, $30, $320,$320,$320, $320, $400, $440, $520, $560, $640, another for eight years, $320 $320, $360, $450, $450, $540, $540, $630. These are not select ed to snow tne bad side. They are typical of large numbers observed in connection, with the retirement fund, 1 let one record tor about twenty-tive at Boston May 20. Since that time years pass before I thought of publish- they have been traveling by night. In 'n? Jte8P! W(? 6 6 ?f the daytime, they would hide the rig portion of this m one township of the. . ' . , . county and what an outlay of energy,! interest and painstaking care for so i little a reward. The debt will never j be paid. Teachers are now aware of j the status of affairs. Many are re- tiring and the ones most needed and most useful. There is also a retire- j ment at the other end, those who might vv, ki iL n I become capable teachers are not con sidering the teaching proposition at all. So far but three have responded to the call for normal school to be he established at Medina. A school can be no better than the teacher and the j community, some oi our scnoois are not as good as they should be and could be. All possible care should be exercised in selecting teachers. Some feel if the standards set by a state are lowered then we can have teachers. u , I 1 . 1 t. .. i Then we get those who never thought seriously of entering the profession at n mi i e j i i all. The reason some of the central ized schools of our county are not bet ter is that the standard of qualifica ,. ,i, ,.,.i,i,. ;,.i,t MUll 1U1 OUl.ll OU1UU1Q 1G1IML1110 dlblldJT t W Tt i w .iTrootioi nnw fnr. a mere beginner with the least possible training permitted to aspire to a posi-, tion which ought not be thought of un til some ability and special skill have been demonstrated. "Our summer schools should be crowded to the top this summer. Real teachers by hook or crook manage to meet conditions. Teachers are too of-1 ten satisfied with a low degree of sue-' cess or slse feel almost at the outset that they are about as good teachers as may be found. Improvement should i be sought for. Teaching is a science. 1 To grow properly the teacher should be a real wide awake student. Prob- &ss3st?rSt Our schools should offer the best pes- sible opportunities to all the children of Medina County. In some cases the dollar and nothing else stands in the way. When a real educational need Presents itself, it is very easy for some people to think deeply and emotion- ally about the merely material inani- m3 mof,l onH mi. ha pt.ml mate metal and while thus entranced or overcome to forget the real pulsa ting individual life of human children who have if they ever have education al advantages, must have them at the outset of life. One only has to con trast the homes and other improve ments of some communities to see how little thought is given some matters of greatest importance to local com munity and state as well. "No extravagance is advocated but the strictest economy in the long run demands that we now decide to invest more than ever before in the youth of the county. Before long the duty of voting extra funds for school purposes will be up in most of our school dis tricts. Every one should vote right and to vote right one should be in formed. The schools must run, the people want them to run, the people are able to have them run, and they will have them run." MAY BE SEVENTH If Senator Warren G. Harding is elected next November he will be the seventh president to be born in Ohio. Virginia heads the list with eight. The first chief execu tive to be called an Ohioan was William Henry Harrison, a native of Virginia. He was a resident of Ohio when elected. Here are the presidents born in Ohio: Ulysses S. Grant, Ruther ford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William Mc Kinley, William H. Taft Grant was elected from Illinois and Ben jamin Harrison, was elected from Indiana. From 1869 to 1881, twelve years, Ohio had the honor of being rep resented continuously by its sons In the White House. That was during successive terms of Grant, Hayes and Garfield'. ' TO CLOSE OUT STOCK The C. J. DeArmitt store closed Wednesday noon and will so remain until 9:30 Saturday morning when the doors will be opened to a big closing out sale which will continue until all of the stock is disposed of. Mr. DeArmitt is retiring from the mercantile' game after 12 years in this town. He will devote his entire time to the home building association and, at present, is highly interested, iln politics, being a candidate for com missioner of this county. PRISONERS ESCAPE IN SHERIFF'S CAR Geogre Talmadge, 19 years old, a native of Chicago and Herbert Fulford 17 years old, whose former home is at Norfolk, were arrested near Sharon last Thursday at the Snyder home by Sheriff Bigelow and his deputy, Al Hange, for the theft of a horse and buggy from C. J. Olin, who lives one mile east of Wadsworth. When arrested, the boys had two rigs in their possession. The other one was stolen from a farmer living twen ty miles east of Pittsburgh. The Olin rig was taken, say the boys, be cause the first buggy stolen was broken and the horse interfered. The two boys are deserters from the j navy, having left the U. S. S. Quincy " "w" " 6"" the,r food at adjacant houses. In one instance, finding no one at home, they entered a house and cooked their own meal but touched nothing else in the house Tne' boys still retain their ' 1-, m . it. norms which were worn beneath over alls. They had about $5 a piece when they left the ship The navy authorities were notified and it is very probable that the boys will be given a short term at the mil ,tarv prison at Perrv Island. - - "We were just homesick," said one of the boys. Talmadge has been in the navy almost one year and Fulford about 18 months. The latter's parents are dead but he has a sister at Nor- folk, where he expected to go after a . . . short stay in Chicago The sheriff took the boys out to his farm Tuesday to plant potatoes and l -1 1 .. . while he was engaged across the road the stole car and made off. He nau no car to give pursuit Out the tele pnones throughout the county were used freely. The fugitives were trac ed by phone and posse through sever al towns but managed to get away, their trail being lost near Cleveland. ORCHESTRA WELL RECEIVED SUNDAY The first Sunday open-air concert presented last Sunday by the Medina communit ?rchestr ua s1uar? f reat cdlt uPn the organization, individually and as a unit. Director John Beck has been receiving numerous compliments upon the character of the program and the work of the orchestra, .f . , . . ferinSs maed the first performance In addition to the instrumental fea tures, the solo work of Miss Schafer and the chorus work of t he High school girls were especially attractive. Violinist Kenneth Sedgwick and cornetist Leland Longacre were not able to appear at the initial perform ance. Fred Adams obliged with cello work. Rollin Hartman's cornet solo, "Roses of Picardy" showed wonderful execution and thorough technigue. More than 500 were present to hear the opening program and the collection taken-more than $53-indicates public appreciation and assures future con certs. The next one will be given Sunday, July 4. Fred Bohley will be soloist. The orchestra may be secured for special occasions by addressing the director, John Beck, or the secretary treasurer, Miss Florence Sipher. Many out-of-town autos were noted around the square, many driving in from Burbank, Granger, Litchfield and other surrounding towns. WHEELER FAMILY HOLD DIG REUNION The Wheeler family held its annual reunion Saturday at the home of Eli Reed on the Chatham road. Sixty eight of the family were represented and an interesting time was had by all who attended from Akron, Cleveland, LeRoy, Medina and Chatham. George Wheeler, the oldest member present, led in a very interesting pro gram. The reunion will be held next year at the fair ground. Among those who attended were two members of the family who came directly from the Chicago convention. They drove 400 miles leaving the Windy City Fri day morning. One of the features of the reunion was the presentation by the Wheelers of a very pleasing gift to Mrs. Jennie Wheeler who, through, illness, has not been, able to attend the last two re unions. She was in the hospital for more than a year and is still in poor health. She was deeply affected by the gife. Mrs. Wheeler and her hus band live north of Fenn's Corners, having moved from their farm in La fayette Center. i g Frank Schadt of Valley City was in town Saturday to pay his taxes. BIOGRAPHIES OF CANDIDATES ON REPUBLICAN PLATFORM HARDING 1865: Born near Corsica, Morrow- co, Ohio, Nov. 2. 1877: Announced himself candidate for president, when 12 years old. 1879: Drove construction team for T. &. O. C. Railroad. 1881: Graduated from Iberia CoL lege, Morrow-co. 1882: Taught school and studied law. 1884: Became editor of the Marion Star, purchased by his father for $300. 1891: Married Miss Florence Kling, of Marion, daughter of Amos Kling, banker and business man. 1899: elected state senator. 1901: Re-elected state senator. 1903: Elected lieutenant governor of Ohio, with Myron T. Herrick. 1910: Nominated for governor of Ohio by Republicans, but defeated. 1912: Nominated President Taft at Chicago. 1914: Elected U. S. Senator from Ohio, defeating T. S. Hogan, Demo crat. 1916: Temporary chairman of Re publican national convention, Chi cago. 1920: Nominated for president. OHIO MAN CHOSEN TO HEAD REPUBLICANS Warren G. Harding, Senator and newspaper publisher of Marion, Ohio, was chosen the republican nominee for president by the national republi can convention at Chicago last Sat urday on the tenth ballot. Senator Harding's selection came only after the leaders in the contest Wood, Low den and Johnson, had failed to receive the necessary 493 votes. When Wood and Johnson were eliminated. Lowden was the favorite, possibly with Old Guard leaders but the boodle scandal attached to his boom set not well with the delegates and the discretionary leaders pushed Harding into the fray. Governor Calvin Ooolidge of Massa chusetts was nominated for vice-presi dent by the convention on the first ballot. The democratic convention will be held at San Francisco beginning June 28. The most prominent con tenders at this time are McAdoo, Cox, Bryan and Edwards. Many of those dissatisfied with the results of the convention are to form a third party, according to an announce ment. This party, which is said to be already organized in more than 30 states, will hold a convention July 10 at Chicago to name candidates for president and vice president and to perfect machinery to put its ticket on the ballots of every state in the union. Amos Puichot and Senator La Follette are prominently mentioned in connec tion with the third party, the latter as a prospective candidate for president. COUNTY BUDGET FOR NEW FISCAL YEAR The annual budget for Medina county for the fiscal year, beginning September 1, 19ZU, has been made up by the county commissioners. Valua tions for the current year upon which the taxes are based are set at $55, 388,490, the 1919 valuation being $55, 394,780. The net amount to levy in the sev eral departments for the year begin ning September 1, 1920 and those for the year beginning Sept. 1, 1920 are here given: New Levy. Old Levy. $35,000 5,000 35,000 500 2,700 3,000 2,000 County Fund $35,000 Poor Fund 9,000 Bridge Fund 65,490 Indigent Soldiers 500 Blind Relief 2,000 3,000 1,900 Mothers Pension Judicial Fund Aericultural Society 1,500 1,500 Interest and Sinking Fund for debts incurred after June 2, 1911 49,510.49 47,040.13 Road Improvement 7,000 Owing to the considerable damage to bridges and culverts, sustained as a result of heavy rains in the district, much money will have to be devoted' to restoring these features, thus de tracting from the road building fund. MARRIED IN FALL BUT KEPT SECRET Miss Elizabeth Rollins, who was formerly clerk in the auditor's office but who left here a few weeks ago for Cambridge in order to improve her health, writes to friends here announc ing her marriage to Arthur Leach of this city which occured last October but which was kept secret by the couple until this week. . The young couple are expected home next week and will take up their residence at the home of Mrs. Leach's mother. The announcement of the wedding came as a distinct surprise to their many friends here. s County Treasurer Moyer states that, though considerable in taxes has been collected, there is quite a large sum outstanding. July 1 will be the last day for paying taxes without the delinquent penalty. COOLIDGE 1872 : Born on a farm in Plymouth, Vt,, July 4. Worked on father's farm and attended village school. Attended academies at Ludlow and St. Johns bury, Vt. . 1895: Graduated from Amherst Col lege, as class orator. 1897: Admitted to the bar. . 1899 : Elected to Northampton City Council, later made city solicitor, then I county cjerK. j 1905: Married Miss Grace A. Good- aue, oi uurnngton, vt. iwo boys. 1907: Elected to Massachusetts House of Representatives. 1912: Elected to Massachusetts Senate. 1916 : Elected lieutenant governor. 1918: Elected governor of Massa chusetts. 1919: Took stand against police men s strike in .Boston, i 1919 : Re-elected governor of Massa chusetts, receiving the largest lotal vote ever cast for governor in Mas sachusetts. J919: Made doctor of laws by Am herst, Tufts and Williams colleges. 1920 : Nominated for vice president. EFFECT OF JAZZ ON COCKROACHES The shimmy is fast becoming the popular indoor sport of cockroaches. This fact was divulged at Reed Col lege recently when Dr. Helen Clark, head of the Reed psychology depart ment, described the effect of dance music upon the lower organisms. Miss Clark says soft, tuneful mus ic wil' send a healthy cockroach into an emotional trance which finds ex pression in a rhythmic dance. High' sjfcain: produce an ecstatic response which has every resemblance of the shimmie. Similar results have been observed in the angle worm, which was wrig gled and shivered in perfect cadence with a popular dance step. Experi ments, carried on by a Reed junior student, showed similar response in a captije mouse, which danced a "fox trot" to a tune whistled in its ear. SPAPER MAN TO SPEAK FRIDAY Interesting talks on the Salvation Army were made at the Kiwanis luncheon last Friday by M. G. Kellett, Joe Seymour and John R. Moore and impetus was given the drive here by local Kiwanian interest. The attendance prize a hat brush presented by N. O. Fuller, went to Howard Calvert. J. F. Burke, editpr of the Chronicle Telegram of Elyria, will address the club and the attendance prixe will be given by Blake McDowell. The lunch eon will be held at St. Paul's parish house. FARMERS INVITED The second annual tour for Me dina County farmers to the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station will take place on Wednesday, June 23rd. Don't fail to set aside this day and make the trip. Last year about 350 farmers with their families attended this meeting. Every one was well pleased with the experience. It was a real outing. Many valuable les sons were learned from the work viewed, on the wheat plots. There is a fine place on the grounds for lunch. Plenty of shade and room for all. Plan to start early. Take your lunch baskets. SCANDAL STARTS TONGUES WAGGING All the old hens in Medina have a nice juicy bit of scandal to talk about, since Dr. Will Wise's two bantams, Samantha and Cynthia, strolled down Main St, Wednesday with two husky goslings in tow. When a delegation of respectably immaculate White Orpingtons ap proached the bronze little hens about it, they were pertly told to mind their own business. And so the chicken tongues are wag ging in Medina. It all happened this way: Dr Wise, reminiscent of the joy he got out of raising "banties" when he was a boy in Hametown, went in for bantam cul ture. And when the two little hens began snapping at him when he brot their breakfast and evinced more in terest in moping in bed than in get ting out for the morning constitution al, he decided to set them. And he set them each on a goose egg. Now the eggs are hatched and the complications have started. The suspicious appearance of the thing is not the only advantageous feature. One of the hens almost broke her neck when she fell off her child Wed nesday night while she was trying to shelter it under her wing. And the other one didn't sleep a wink because she was sure the gosling would get cold from wading in mud-puddles. (Akron Times.) County Agent S. M. Salisbury motored to Seville Wednesday. NEW ADVOCATES CHANGE IN SYSTEM OF VOTING MEDINA COUNTY DAY AT WOOSTER STATION The second annual tour to the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station at Wooster will be conducted by the Me dina County Farm Bureau on Wed nesday June 23rd. This day has been set aside as Medina County day at the station. The staff will eive their time in directing parties over the experi mental plots and explaining results that have been accomplished thru the different methods of treatment. This should be a most valuable trip for the farmers of this county. The Ohio station stands as the most suc cessful institution of its kind in the United States. It is considered sec ond only to the English station, Rothamstead. No station in the coun- try has at its head as successful an experimenter as Dr. Chas Thorne who has been at the head of the station ! work since its establishment overi thirty years ago. Ine annual state wide wheat field day has been cancelled this year but this will not interfere with the local ! ;uum' ." "me win De spent in viewing the wheat plot work which ui mis time oi tne year is at its best. We want also to go over the lime tests as these have a very direct bearing on our own local farm practices. Prob- ........ j: ' " ahiy no station in the country has largest county delegation attending the wheat field meetings. This year we would like to make it many more. We should have at least 700 in attend ance this year as it will be the only wneat new meeting that will come to the attention of the Medina County people. Start early. Take a full basket. There is a fine shady place to use for the lunch time. Lvery one will be treated cordially. Make this a real County Agent Salisbury is especial ly anxious that every farmer in the county attend this meeting. The time spent there, he says, will prove of great advantage. EIGHT AFTER JOBS AS COMMISSIONERS The time for filing for offices for the August 10 primaries expired last Friday and when the books were closed by D. Watkins, Clerk of the Board of Election Commissioners the following had registered and paid their fees. For County Commissioner C. J. De Armitt, J. E. Gault, John Ewing, Willis E Leach, C. H. Scanlan and R. M. Albert, republicans; E. A. Firestone and A. W. Baughman, democrats. For Central Committeemen James J. Nellis, A. S. Canfield, F. H. Weidner, P. A. Bunnelle, R. A. Auble, D. F. Wood, J. M. Reich, H. J. Gable, A. E. Young, J. A. Kruggel, Ora A. Ridiker, William Bolich, H. C. Moore, E. J. Edwards, R. H. Lee, F. L. Tinsler, C. H. Harrington, Harry J. Hazen, W. E. Stard, P. C. Waldo, republicans; John Stoler, D. E. Long, W. M. Hart, L. O. Z. Caine, R. S. Brown and R. F. Herthneck, demo crats. For County Surveyor Walter R. Bibben, republican. For State Senator F. O. Phillips, republican. For Prosecuting Attorney Joseph W. Seymour, republican. Judge of Common Pleas Court Nathan H. McClure, republican. Clerk of Court George C. Frazier, republican. For Sheriff Parke C. Bigelow, republican. For Recorder J. Frank Styer, republican. For Probate Judge O. Van Deusen, republican. 1 For Treasurer E. W. Moyer, republican. State Representative Frank Lytle, republican. Delegate State Convention Parke C. Bigelow, republican. The present board of election con sists of B. G. Daniels, chief, LeRoy; o. A. vandermark, Lodl;Jl. U. Brad '"uic Lfiii ju i uiimvi ,s (in k imp requirements of the soil. j P011"1 WY organizations which Last year over 350 people attended hn t T w8 TO?1 by,m-en this outing. It was up to that dav the ! ?ho make .a business of doing politics way, Medina; R. A. Auble, Wads- niecnan,cf anu otner Drainworkers ana worth. The latter succeeds Sam han-workers who form the masses Andrews, the retiring member. D. thn e Psent Congress or any Watkins is clerk of the board. I other Confess we have ever had. A. Ross Read of Akron has filed for I Jt would be a iot more sensible and the democratic nomination for Con- a w?ole l morLe beneficial to all of gress, opposing Martin Davey the u.s lf we Lall?w the farmers group and present incumbent. He is soon to the mechanics group and the clerks start an active campaign in every part SfuP and housewives group to have of the 14th district, including Medina, at ,east as m?ch representation anr' of this city which occurred last Oct.. s many members in the' National Summit, Portage and Lorain Counties. 1 0onffress as the lawyers and banker;; . Soviets. uxau- BUY A HOME A large ad from a Wadsworth dry goods store was sent Tho Sentinel last week but in deference to local merchants, it was not in cluded in our columns. The turn ing down of this advertising meant loss to The Sentinel but we be lieve that local merchants offer lust as good, just as reasonable, bargains as merchants in other towns. Dr. Felix Adler's advocacy Oi changing our system of representa tion so as to have public officials oi all kinds, including Congressmen and members of legislatures and munici pal councils, selected by the people voting in occupational groups instead of geographical groups has brought this proposal to the front in intellec tual circles. Naturally Dr. Adler's high character and high reputation as a scholar and thinker give weight to any proposal which he makes seriously. In a general way, the system of oc cupational voting and representation would work as follows: Suppose that we were about to elect a new Congress. At present our Congress consists ot 531 members. Two Senators are elected from each state regardless of the size or population of the state. The people of Ohio, for example, elect two Senators by voting in a geo graphical group that is to say, all the people grouped within the geographic al boundaries of the State of Ohio, The members of the House of Rep resentatiyes are elected from similar geographical groups called districts that is to say, a majority of all the voters living within the geographical boundaries ot a district elect Representative. one ti i u c u- L e .pcUc:l1 ult 01, hls tcm mat persons uving witnin ce rtain geographical boundaries are compell ed to make a choice between two or three or four candidates put up bv for what there is in it. We talk about the elections regis tering the choice and the free-will of the soverign American voter. But as a matter of fact the average Ameri can voter hasn't any more to do with picking the candidate for whom he must vote, if he votes at all, than he has to do with the procession of the equinoxes. A few professionals pick the candidates on both tickets, and all that the soverign American voter is permitted' to do is to make his choice between these hand picked candidates. There are always rich and powerful individuals and corporations who are greatly interested in .legislation to come and they naturally, both directly and indirectly, seek to control the election by first controlling the nom inations on both tickets. Because if they can load up both tickets to their satisfaction they are perfectly willing to sit back and let the sovereign voter make a choice. Either way they are playing the game "heads I win tails you lose" with the voters. Everybody knows that this condi tion exists, and Congress after Con gress and legislature after legislature has attempted to cure this bad condi tion by an infinite number of curative laws, such as the direct primary, the secret ballot, the initative, the referen dum and the recall all of them ex cellent measures but none of them go ing to the root oi the matter. Dr Adler, and other men who agree with him, think that for voting pur cording to occupations instead or ac poses the people Should be grouped ac cording to geographical boundaries. Now, how would this work out in electing our Congress? The c.ensus of the United States di vides the producing hand-workers and brain workers of the nation into eight great occupational groups, as follows: Engaged in agriculture, 12,600,000; in mining. 1,000,000; in mechanical in- ttWi in transportation 2,600,000; in trade, 3,600,000; in pro fessions, 1,600,000; in domestic and personal service, 3,700,000; in clerical work, 1,700,000. In addition there are also 20,000,000 women engaged in home making. All together, the men and women above twenty-one years of age number about 60,000,000. If these sixty million voters were divided into eight general occupation al groups, and these groups were pro portionately represented in the Con gress by group voting, then the new Congress would line up as follows: Agricultural occupations, 114; me chanical and manufacturing occupa tions, 99; mining occupations, 9; transportation and communication oc cupations, 29; trade and merchandise occupations, 49; domestic and person al service occupations, 39; profession al occupations, 19; women house wives, etc., not classified in either of the other groups, 173. The contention of Dr. Adler is that such a Congress would be far more representative of the people of the united b totes of the farmers and i i . . , . : MEDINA BOY TO BE I PAROLED NEXT MONTH I Elbert Blakeslee of Medina Is l among the 131 who wop paroles fron i the state reformatory by the action of the state clemency board at its June j meeting. Blakeslee will leave the re I formatory July 15. j Blakeslee was sent to the reforma tory May 28, 1919 for the theft of r Liberty Bond. Previous to that, he had been in trouble through the lar ceny of an automobile.