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TH MEDINA SENTINEL VOLUME THIRTY-SEVEN MEDINX, OHIO, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1920. No.ll. m DEAD BABIES IN BED WITH MOTHER TRAGIC CASE FOUND BY RED CROSS ATTACHES Attention Comes Too Late, and Five Little Children Are Bereft of Moth er, Who DV in Cleveland Hospital Who Is To Blame? The most shocking case of domes tic tragedy and human distress that has seldom if ever befqre come to light m Medina county,- occurred about two weeks ajro in Hinckley township, jn the home of a Polish family by thefname of Tyjeroski, and it was only by mere accident that the true condition of affairs was brought to public attention. The mother had given birth to twins and they had died. The-bodies had lain in bed with the weakened and anquished mother until mortifi cation had taken place. It was at this time and while the father was building two rude coffins, that Healthy iNurse Vjonsuiiice nuiuut uuu mi Minnie v Wells of the Red Cross, . on other business in Brunswick town ship, were told of the awful conditions in the Tyjeroski home, and promptly! went there, finding the situation as above described. Five children, the oldest about 10, were running about. the house with scarcely sufficient clothing to cover their nakedness, while the mother was desperately trying to direct the af fairs of the "house from her bed of sickness. A batch of bread was found burned, the dough for which had been kneaded by the mother ,and she was at work on little shrouds for her babies as Nurse Hanna and Miss Wells entered the- house. Dr. P. F. Ayres of Hinckley attend ed the woman at confinement Why some one was not sent to the home to care for the woman, or the case promptly brought to the attention of the county nuxse or township author ities, remains to be explained. Aside from the naturally weakened condition of the mother, septic pois oning had set in, and her condition was plainly critical Nurse Hanna summoned DrT Ayres at once and ar rangements wee made for the trans f erance of the woman to a Cleveland hospital, tho against the protests of both the father anchmother, the lat ter loth to be separated from her lit tle family. The poor woman passed away the following day. It is not unlikely that, her life might have been preserved had the conditions in the- home been promptly reported to the proper ones, as they should have been. Consciously the people of Medina county would not permit such a. tragedy to be enacted in their midst. The mother is gone. What is go inc to become . of the five sorrowed aihd impoverished little ones who are kr-ot? - i ROYAL WELCOME FOR ... V CLEVELAND MERCHANTS , Abouforty . members of the Manu facturers and Wholesale Merchants Board of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce visited Medina last Friday afternoon, it being the final city of their two or three days itinerary cov ering a score of cities in this vicinity. Arriving about four o'clock, the vis-? iters were met by a large, delegation of local business men, and conveyed about the village in autos. Later they were made welcome at the Winyah club parlors, where they remained un til 6 o'clock, when they were banquet ed by the KiWanis club at the Church of Christ. There were close to one hundred present. Rev. R. K. Caulk was the speaker and gave a remarkably forceful talk on "Good Citienship". Rev. Caulk emphasized as one of the fundament als of good citizenship, a clear-headed appreciation of the importance and value of the privilege of elective fran chise, declaring that no man meas ures up to the high standard who is indifferent to the "political issues of the limes and casts his party vote without consideration. Incidentally the speaker stated that of 48 well-known Medina men who he had asked if they had read the cove nant Of the League of Nations, x five only replied that they had done so, while all declared that they had fully made up their minds which way they were going to vote. The Cleveland visitors expressed themselves as greatly pleased, no less an surprised at tne generous, wei- e accorded them in Medina, ana ip& an invitation to the Kiwanis club w-iie (y their guests J - convenient tor t luncheon at any tim 'the club. JERSEY VMEN MEET The Jersey men met Wednesday even ing, Oct. 27, at the Farm Bureau office for the purpose of hearing the financial report of the Pure Bred Jer sey sale held at the fair grounds Oct. 4. Members of foe organization' ex pressed strong faith in the auction sale as means to increase the populari ty. JM M.. U.lJI .,.. 1 ' ' J Jf W WMS (UHKU WW , ftUU BIO C" tormraed to Have another sale in the year inu. V. ii rain MEDINA WINS HONORS 1 I AT STATE CONFERENCE 1 V - Medina county stood second in at tendance and fourth in efficiency at the State Young Peoples Sunday School Conference held in Bucyrus last week from Wednesday until Saturday, and Miss Edna Irwin, daughter of Rev. Irwin of the Medina Baptist church, was elected State Secretary of the urns Division from several con testants for the high office. Also Norman Alexander, one of the Medina boys, was honored by being appointed a member of one of the important committees. , The Medina county delegation was perhaps the largest in the state, and only, lost first place by having an equal -number, or nearly so, of boys and girls. The counties which received the awards exerted all their efforts in sending a large delegation of boys-and girls. . Millard Warren of Medina,as cheer leader, gave his delegation a reputa tion for pep, it being the only delega tion that were fortified with yells. In place of Abner Nichols and Helen Whipple, Wanda White and Helen Neiss went as delegates from the Con gregational church of Medina village; Clara Beck and Helen Rickard went from Wadsworth; Elizabeth Indoe of Granger was prevented from attend- mg by sckness in her family. Among the list of delegates publish ed in the Sentinel last week ,the names of Clifford Saunders of Bennett's Cor ners and Cora Moxley of Brunswick were not supplied. Mrs. Andrew Haight of Medina act ed as chaperone for the grls, and Coun ty President Geo. Smith for the boys. BIG CROWD OUT TO HEAR ROOT AND WOODS The court room of the county build ing was filled to overflowing last Monday night to hear two of the fore mdst citizens and Republicans of Me dina give their reasons for voting largely with the "Democratic party this year. The gentlemen referred to are E. R. Root of the A. I. Root Co., and At torney Frank Woods. Both have been lifelong Republicans, Mr. Woods having served dn the general Assem bly as a Republican, and for many X6 jiem a conspicuous piace in tne coundk, Reserve for the past ffffy years for a Republican to vote other than the straight nartv ticket has been deemed heretical, and gaze upon the latest specimens in captivity may have been responsible fol" a certain part of the audience Monday night, al tho it was apparent that, very many attended with the thought that some new light might be shed upon the one and all-absorbing issue of the political campaign, name ly, the League of Nations. Another small element of the crowd were there no doubt in expectation of a repetition of the meeting held in the par a iew weens ago mat ended so ' disastrously for the hecklers and but ters-m Be that as it may, the meeting was remarkable for orderliness, the close attention given to each speaker, and above all the uteer fairness of the speakers in their addresses, which in essence were the same as the signed statements ox Mr. itoot ana Mr. Woods published In the Sentinel last week. The addresses were but elah- orations oi tne statements, and were cogent, forceful and roundly applaud ed. Mr. A. D. Aylard, also a life-long Republican, but who with many oth ers was unable to swallow the un coated Republican pill of 1920, pre sided at the meeting. , -Following the addresses of Mr. Root and Mr. Woods, Chairman Ay lard introduced Col. Francis Raines of Akron, who gave a most excellent address. "Mr.- Raines is an ex-service man, was formerly deputy at torney general of New York, state, campaign manager for' Theodore Roosevelt, and was present at the peace conference at Versailles. With the gentlemen who preceded him Col. Raines was for the League of Nations. s ,. - TWOTRAINMEN KILLED WHEN BOILER BURSTS pie bursting of ar locomotive boiler on a B. & 0. freight at Creston early Tuesday morning, resulted in the in stant death df the engineer and brake man and' injuries which it is believed will prove fatal to the fireman, y, The engineer's name was J, B. Reach, 32, of Willard; that of the brakeman was Clark, 22, of Cleveland. The name of the injured man could not be learned. Reach leaves a wid ow and two children. A brother of Clark who claimed the body at Cres ton, stated that the unfortunate man met his death on the anniversary of his birth. The accident happened1 about a mile and a half east of Creston. The en gine was taking water at the time and it is believed that the boiler had be come overheated, the contact thus with the cold water causing the boiler to burst. Pieces of the boiler were thrown nearly three hundred feet and several poles cut down. Tne bodies of Reach and Clark were taken care of by Undertaker Rippeth at Creston, later being shipped to their respective homes. The fire man was promptly removed to an Ak ron hospital. The ladies of the M. E. church Bible class will hold a social on Fri day evening, Nov. 5, at the heme of Mrs. Chas. Davie. OUR NEXT PRESIDENT mm GHABMNG PLURALITY THE GREATEST EVER GIVEN A NATIONAL CANDIDATE Thursday morning tabulated returns ' showed 6,900 Ohio -precincts out of 7.145 gave for president: Harding, 1,106,324; Cox, 727,432. For Govct- nor, 6,890 precincts gave Davis 942,-! 828; Donahey 809,675. For U. S. Senator, 6,441 precincts gave Willis! 992,857; Julian 666,445. On the Crabbe act referendum, 3,947 precincts gave: pnl For, 523,882; against, 452, 227. Warren G. Harding carried Ohio ov er James M. Cox by more than 350, 000. The landslide ' carried everything Democratic before it, including every Congressional district in the state, which means the defeat of eight Demo cratic congressmen, candidates for re election, among whom was Martin L. Davey of the 14th district. C. L Knight of Akron was the victor. , Election is over and the Democrat were whipped to a frazzles, being left nothing but a memory, which, after all, is the only friend that grief can call its own. TKe Republican pluralties in Medina county coincided in Dercentare with practically every place in the country,' Detter than two to one. The campaign in Medina county this hyear, while not particularly aggressive at least at the beginning, waxed warm of Chatham and Hinckley, carried in at various times as election day ap- both townships. The vote in Chat proached, tho confined principally to ham Was: For, 224; against, K in tickets and the candidates for Con- T a- -n . a - j gress from this the 14th district . f Vted n VtPaed Voters, both men and women, turn- ed out to vote m - unusual numbers, notwithsanding thestewrr that broke at dawn Tuesday and continued inter mittently throughout most of the day. Republicans and Democrats alike were in an expectant mood all day,and groups from both parties remained up most of Tuesday night, the Republi cans too happy to lose a moment in slumber, and the Democrats hopinff against-hope and perhaps ashame'd to go home after such a trpimfng. , i Returns were received at several nia-x. in to rrn w. , , . Placesjn towm The Winyah club had P LY and erator at toeir rooms, while Democrat at their head- quarters received the same returns by messenger. As usual returns were received by many Republicans at the county sheriff's office. , The election judges and clerks had a strenuous time of it on account of the large number of ballots cast, and because of the long time required for counting them. Those in charge of Precinct C, arrived home just in nice time for breakfast i As fh own w.a ant;i !j l ed, interest will center for the most part on the relative party votes,which appears in an official abstract in an other part of the Sentinel, from which the vote in each and all of the 82 pre- CALVIN COOUDOE Vice President-elect cincts in the county may be ascertain ed The question of a special tax levy for school purposes in the townships "na lsa-or swe improvement which carried by the following vote: For, 478; against, 65. MEETING OF COUNTY HOLSTEIN,ASSOCIATION Mr. Barker Of the Holstein associ ation of the state visited Medina Wed nesday, Oct. 27, and addressed the county Holstein association m the Farm Bureau office, He discussed briefly the work-of the f.880011 in b? state The activi- ties of ui9 association have been con- Sed chiefly to judging at the county fairs, selling cattle in carload lots.pri- vate 1 and auction sales, and securinir show herds for state and national snows. v The state fair Holstein show of this yea was the largest show ever made, of Holsteins. Six hundred prize mon couvnty Vged to make up a herd of ten. The association sent out men to help selecj; the animals. The f 600 prize money "Was equally divided that each exhibitor's expense was reduced to a minimum. addition to the snow work the association has conducted sales in car load lots, auctions and private sales. The auction sales of pure bred Hol steins is another field that the associ ation it doing, a much needed and good (Continued on p sis) TWO S. S. CONVENTIONS HELD LAST SUNDAY The Sunday schools of two town ships held their annual conventions last Sunday. They were Lafayette and Granger. The former was held at the Methor dist church at Chippewa Lake, Vice President E. E. Lowe presiding. The speakers were R. E. Barnes, County Y. M. C. A. secretary, whose suhieot woo jue ouy ana wnat we.JJwe Him; Rev. C. R. McMeekin, sflfect, "Prsent Problems of the Sunday School;" Rev. A. E. Fair, subject'The Sunday School and Public "Worship;" Rev. Wolf of Seville, subject, "Enlist ing Men." It will be remembered that Lafa yette township carired off one banner given away by the County Associa tion at its regular convention in Wads worth in June. They were a tie' with Remson Corners Christian dhurch and will be obliged to turn it over about Decamber. Lafayette township is determined to have all departmental superinten dents notified this year and that some active work may be put across. E. E. Lowe was elected president. Granger township put on a very fine program. Rev. Behner, secretary of the Akron Church Federation, H. H. Root of Medina, were the main speak ers. The Church of Christ of Granger are making some very fine improvements in the way of a basement for their church, which will be a great help to their one-room Sunday school. . ittni- TH T l mi . - if Merle Hanimond of the Granger M.J xj. cnurcn was the only delegate to the State Convention at Bucyrus; Clair Miller is the newly elected superinten dent of the Granger M. E'. Sunday school. SPECIAL VENIRE FOR CACCIOLA MURDER CASE A special venire was drawn this week from which will be selected a jury of twelve to try the case of the State of Ohio vs. Dominick Caccibla, set for Nov. 22. Cacciola is chareed with first degree murder in the shoot ing to death of Frank Butto in Wads worth several weeks ago. Following is the venire: , I. J. Snyder, Lafayette; J. E. Critz, truilford; Wm. Esselburn, Harris- ville; J. H. Crawford, Harrisville: Ira Yoder, Guilford; J. Holben, Me dina; A. J. Krabill, Wadsworth; A. Bradford, Medina; Fred Yoder. Wadsworth; W. B. Baldwin, Medina; O. F. Mantz, Spencer; Harry Hul bert, Westfield; Chas. Parent, Spen cer; Henry Walters, Spencer; F. W. Weidner, Liverpool; Wm. Gibbs. Brunswick; George Zeigler, Spencer: I. E. Simmons. Lerov: Wm TTlmo Medina; Joe Sonnanstine, Wads worth; Alfred Coolman, Wadsworth; Fred Alderfer, Sharon; B. J. Rude sill, Sharon; G. C. Rumbaugh, Chat ham; C. E. Jones, Medina; J. E. Xiault, Lafayette; Fred Baisch, Liv erpool; C .H. Newton, Brunswick; F. E. Haight, Sharon; Roy Warner, Liv erpool; L. V. 'Matteson, Seville; J. O. Beachler, Granger; Henry Bennader, Lodi; W. B. Lee, Wadsworth; John Ewing, Wadsworth; E. K. Kerr, Westfield. Y. M. C. A. MEETING The November meeting of the Me- y dina County committee of the Young HMan'c nu:i-i -iii louau uBHuuuuon was neia Monday evening at Ye Tavern, Le roy. Following the dinner the sev eral items of business were taken up and the evening closed with an ad dress by H. C. Melby, Associate State Secretary of the Y. M. C. A., who came from Columbus for the meeting. The reports of the treasurer and special committees were heard and accepted. The membership commit tee reported details all completed on the "Service Basis"membership,which wUl be used in the county this year without the usual one dollar fee. The local work was reported by townships. Granger, Leroy, Litchfield, Seville and Medina all have their local or ganizations reorganized and going for the coming season. Wadsworth, Spencer, Mallet Creek, Chippewa Lake, Poe, Sharon Center, Lodi, Brunswick and Weymouth each have had conferences on local group work, but no group organized and under way at present time. A special county-wide committee on the Christian Citizenship Tarining program was announced as H. H. Root (Medina) Congregational, C. B. Etter (Wadsworth) Lutheran; A. A. Bostwick (Seville) Baptist; C. M. Crum (Lodi) Metiodist; E. F. Gibbs (Medina) Disciple, and E. W. Barnes (County) Y. M. C. A: ""AH those working with or interested in this program can get information and help from this county committee. The Secretary's report showed es pecial work done during the month of October in all but four of the town ships of the county. The list of one hundred men of Medina county to re ceive "Association Men' was com pleted. The address given by Mr.. Melby of Columbus took up "Essential Points in Present Day Leadership," as ap plied to Christian Work in particular. i r FEDERATION PLANS ROAD PROGRAM WOULD EXTEND SCOPE OF STATE MAINTENANCE Recommends That State Be Given Am thority to Eliminate Dangerous Rural Grade Crossings, and to Codi fy Existing Bridge Laws. Ironing out defects in existing high way laws of Ohio, with a view to the filling in of gaps which may exist for one reason or another in otherwise nearly improved roads, rather than seeking anything brand new in the way vii uigaway legislation is tne ODject ot the program of die Ohio Good Roads Federation for the next General As sembly. According to W. A. Alsdorf, chain man of the legislative committee and secretary of the Federation, the organ ization regards the following as among the principal present-day evils in Ohio highways: Unimproved sectionsre quently even without maintenance, in main market roads; lone, unsatisfoc- tory and improperly marked detours; inage sections of important roads be ing unimproved for lack of funds ;death trap grade crossings in the country ;an inadequate guide post system. At present the state highway de partment has control of the mainte nance only of improved portions of main market roads; long, unsatisfac- eu portions oi sucn roads, therefore, frequently receive no attention from state, county or township. The Fed eration wants such sections to be main tained by the state. So that more attention may be paid to detours, the Federation proposes that their cost be made an item in the cost of construction. Greater pain will be taken then, it believes, to make detours seviceable. Legislation al so will be sought to make detours as short as possible , by forbidding tear ing up of long stretches before paving material is in sight. The state is to be given authorityf the Federation's pjan goes through Pdy iof a.(i or part oi portions of mam "Wt W hwayswithin boundaries of vflafis them. financially unable to improve It also recommends that the state be given authority to compel elimination of grade crossiugfl in rural sections which have proven to be death-traps for the traveling public. Only a few counties, it is said, have proper systems of marking highways with guide posts. The state depart ment should have authority to out line a uniform, systematic method and enforce its observance, the Federation believes. Codification of bridge laws also is recommended. READY FOR RED CROSS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE The annual meeting of the Medina Red Cross was held Wednesday fore noon at the Congregational church, the time being devoted to reports and conference. At noon luncheon was served at the Church of Christ, an hundred or more citizens from vari ous parts of the county being at the table. 'Mr. H. B. Dickson, Lake Division Roll Call manager, addressed the noon-day meeting. This gathering had been arranged in the interest of the fourth Red Cross Roll Call.which will take place during the period of Nov. 11, Armistice day, to Nov. 25, Thanksgiving day. The vital relation the Roll Call bears to health work in Medina coun ty and throughout the three states of Lake Division Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky was emphasized by Mr. Dickson, who has been responsible for great strides in the promotion of health. Medina County's share of the 1, 500,000 members sought in Lake Div ision is' 4,500. The chapter, how ever, is working with the view of go ing beyond that mark as evidence of the appreciation of Medina Countians of what the Red Cross is doing for them. Reports to Lake Division headquar ters of the Red Cross in Cleveland indicate a generous response to the Roll Call. Through the means of the pageant, "The Red Cross of Peace." and the efforts of prominent speakers the message of the Red Cross is be ing brought to the people in a con vincing manner. a ' COUNTY MINISTERS MEET The November meeting of the Me dina County Ministerial association will be held at the Presbyterian church, Seville, on Monday, Nov. 8, meeting at 12:15 for dinner. The program committee, consisting of C. R. McMeeken of Leroy and M. H. Woolf of Seville, has arranged a strong program. The chief address will be "The Prophets' Commission," given by N. H. Flickinger of Lodi. This is the regular monthly meet ing of the Medina county pastors, held the second Monday of each month. , An incipient fire . started in Funk's restaurant Wednesday morn ing, but was extinguished without the aid of the fire department, altho an alarm was turned in. Practically no damage was done.