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m VOLUME THIRTY-SEVEN MEDINA, OHIO, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1920 No. 13. TBS MEDINA 3 CRASH FATAL TO MEDINA WOMAN CAR HITS AUTO AT RAILROAD CROSSING Brother, Medina Farmer, Critically Injured Accident Occurred Near Fremont Tuesday Night Two Children Motherless. During a blinding snow storm which it is thought obscured the track, a car on the Lake Shore Electric Rail way bore down on an automobile Tues day evening about twelve miles west of Fremont, killing one of the occu pants, a woman, and seriously injur ing her companion, a brother. The woman was Mrs. Harry Bow man of West Smith Road, the man was Dayton Faunce, a farmer of the Branch Road. The latter was in a dazed condition when picked up, and later at the hos pital was unable for a time to give any explanation of the accident or to state with certainty whether the wo nfeqwras his sister or wife. Tho' FauntfSJfestained a concussion of the brain, it was reported Wednesday that he would probably live. Officials later in the evening ob tained sufficient information from Faunce to enable them to communi cate with the dead woman's husband in' Medina. The latter left at once for Fremont The Bowman family have not been residents of Medina very long, com ing here from the West about a year ago and purchasing what is known as the John Geisinger farm on West Smith Road. Besides the husband there remain of the family two daughters, both of whom live at home. FIRST DEGREE MURDER CASE SET FOR MONDAY Next Monday is the date for the trial of Dominick Cacciola, under in dictment for first degree murder in the shooting to death of Frank Butto in front of the former's barber shop in Wadsworth on Sept 6. ' ' Cacciola admits the killing, declar ing self defense as justification. Both Cacciola and his victim ' have been mixed up in shooting affrays before, and the present case is the outgrowth of a feud between Cacciola and Butto that has existed for a number of years, which seems to have had its inception in the courtship by Cacciola of a young niece of Butto, and to whom Cacciola was subsequently mar ried. The girl figured in roost of the court troubles in which Cacciola has been involved. MAN DESERTS FAMILY FOR ANOTHER WOMAN Marshal Tom Lucas, as Well as an enraged citizenship of Wadsworth are anxious to obtain some trace of Jo seph C. Bowman, who it is alleged de serted his wife and five children on Thursday of lagt week, eloping with a woman by the name of Ann Mathe. Despite her own anguish of heart, the mother, it is said, has heroically wit:i.Ud livm her children the shame and degradation of their father, In the hope that he might soon see the error of his way and return, to hi3 family. It is thought the couple went to Pittsburg, and the police of that city have been on the look out for them, but without success up to this time. NEW POST OFFICERS Courtney Lawrence Post, American Legion, met at the Odd Fellows Hall on Thursday night of last week for election of officers, which resulted as follows: Clarence -Rickard, post com mander; Raymond Bennett, vice post commander; Chas. Griesinger, post finance officer; Marshall Bryant, his torian; Boyd Davenport, chaplain j Max Burnham, adjutant; executive committee, Dr. R. G. Strong, Ivan Ault. Stanley Hartman, Robert Gun kelman. As a token of friendship and re- fcrect, the out-going post commander, Jomu Moore, was presented with a handsome leather traveling bag. Mr. Moore resigned as post commander as business necessitated his removal from Medina. DEATH OF WAR VET Chester Screene, 88 years old and veteran of the Civil War, died last Friday, Nov. 12,a t his home in Wads worth, of pneumonia. His wife died about five months ago. Funeral ser vices were held Saturday afternoon, and burial was made in Woodlawn cemetery, Wadsworth. AUTO WRECK MIXES MEN, PIGS, POULTRY Two men were injured and three automobiles dearly demolished on Thursday night of last week between Akron and Wadsworth when a ma chine driven by a man from the lat? ter city whose name could not pe learned collided with a motor track driven by Peter Schott of Akron and loaded with four pigs and about 100 ducks, geese and chickens. A third automobile crashed into the rear of the truck as all three machines plung ed into a ditch by the roadside. The Wadsworth man wandered from the scene of the accident along the railroad and thru fields for nearly 20 miles, and was found near Creston in a very nervous condition, but other wise unharmed. Schott suffered a broken wrist. About thirty feet of fence was de stroyed by the skidding machines. The pigs and poultry scattered over the neighborhood after the collision. COUNTY SCHOOL HEADS MEET HERE PLAN BIG THINGS FOR COMING YEAR Pledge Support to Red Cross Plan to 11 Secure for County a Child's Dentist State Survey of Retardation Be gins Next Week. A meeting of superintendents and supervising principals of the county schools maintaining high schools was held at the county superintendent's of- fice Saturday afternoon. Various matters of importance were discussed, including inspection of schools, teaching of hygiene, selection of reading material for high school pupils, etc. Miss Hanna, the coun ty health nurse, presented the possi bilities of assisting in the present Red Cross drive by publicity through the schools. She also told of the high percentage of physical defects found in the schools where inspection of pu pils has recently been made. A resolution was passed pledging approyal and support of the Red Cross plan to secure for the county a child's dentist who shall devote considerable time to the correction , or defective teeth found during the examination of school children. Considerable contest work will be carried on in the public schools of the county during the year. A spelling contest with teams representing all the schools in the county will be held in Medina during the latter part of the school year. In February or March there will be a series of inter high school debates and oratorical contests working toward a county championship. The winner of this department will represent Medina county in the inter-county event to be held at Kent in the arly spring. The athletics in the spring will be definitely organized with a set of rules and prepared schedule ending with a big field day in Medina about May 20. All of these plans are ten tative at present but committees have been appointed and it is hoped much constructive work can be done along these lines during the school year. Under the. auspices of the State De partment a 'survey of the retardation of pupils in the public schools of the state is to be conducted during the coming week. From the standpoint of pedagogy, from the standpoint of economy from the standpoint of the individual child retardation in the public schools pre sents a serious problem to administra tive authorities., Most teachers are prone to give more attention to the intelligent child than to the backward child. The efforts of the State Department to obtain data upon which to base at tempts at correction and constructive action will meet with ready response by the various superintendents and teachers of the county. MARRIED FIFTY YEARS A happy occasion was the fiftieth anniversary of the marriage ! of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. Watters, which was celebrated at their fine country home northeast of Sharon Center on Wed nesday of last week. Forty or more relatives and friends were present to enjoy the occasion and extend greet ing to the fortunate and venerable couple. The house was beautifully decorated in a color scheme of white and gold, and an elaborate dinner was served, and Mr. and Mrs. Watters pre sented with a number of appropriate gifts. RECEIVER FOR NUT & BOLT CO. SOURCE OP ANXIETY TO MEDINA INVESTORS Former General Manager of Company Accuses Officials of Misrepresent ation, and Profligacy With Stock holders' Money Stormy Meeting. The Safety Nut A Bolt Co. of Cleve land having been recently placed in the hands of a receiver, Medina coun ty investors and those throughout the northern part of Ohio, of which there are many, are now possessed of seri ous misgivings as to the safety of the good money they exchanged for stock in the company about a year ago. The anxiety of the local investors has been increased since last Saturday night, when a meeting of stockholders was held at the court house, called by Wm. H. Burke of Cleveland,, who un til a short time ago was general mana ger of The Safety Nut & Bplt Co. About one hundred of those who had purchased stock in the company were at the meeting. Acording to statements made by Burke the company has been misrep resenting the actual condition of af fairs with respect to the company's business and prospects, such misrep resentation and conduct. Burke de clared, being responsible for his hav ing resigned from the company. Burke submitted letters and other documents at the Saturday night meeting pur porting to substantiate his allegations against the company. One of the allegations was that while the company has sent out let ters to stockholders from time to time telling of the installation of machin ery and the near completion of the factory, etc., the fact is that they were issuing statements that would not stand the test of truth, as they knew. Burke contends that enor mous sums of money have been ex pended in salaries, publicity, options, etc., while the glowing statements of business have been largely unfounded and for the purpose of keeping invest ors quiet and to stimulate and further the sale of stock. Regardless of the motive for such letters, that such were sent out to some of the stockholders is certain, one of which received by a Medina man who is a heavy investor, bearing date of Oct. 19, 1920, is as folows: "You will be glad to learn that the automatic nut machine, also the automatic grooving machine specially designed by our engi neer, Mr. L. P. Tyler, and his as sociate consulting engineers, are on the floor of the factory, at 65- 28 Carnegie Ave., and same are now being equipped-for operation. "Our president, and the Board of Directors will within the next few days set a date for yon to come to the plant, and see what your investment in this company has accomplished. "We will need considerable money now, to push production, so any sacrifice you can make to help our treasurer, Mr. Waldemar Meckes, meet the incoming obli gation, will be appreciated very much. "Please send your remittance in the enclosed envelope, so as to avoid delay in our acknowledge ment of same. "Sincerely Yours, 'tSafety Nut & Bolt Co. "Richard Xavier Giering, "Fiscal Director."' According to Burke no new machin ery has ever been installed, and that all the nut and bolt products thus far put on the market were manufactur ed at another company's plant. When the sale of stock in Medina and vicinity was at its height last whiter, one of the inducements held out to investors was that the Safety Nut & Bolt Co. had taken over a plant at Berea and would at once be gin the installation of machinery there and proceed to turn out the pro duct in huge consignments, an outlet for which was already in sight. According to Burke the nearest the company ever came to fulfilling this promise was in the pay ment of $2500 cash for an option on the Berea plant, and then receiving a cold turn-down by banking institu tions from which the company sought to secure a loan for the balance of the money for the plant, said to be an amount approximating $30,000. Not being able to swing the deal, the op tion lapsed, and thus $2500 of the stockholders' money was wasted at this time. Burke declares that this is only one of a number of instances where large sums of money have been uselessly and needlessly dissipated. The call for a receivership for the company was made by a group of Elyria stockholders, through repre- Continued on page three) SUDDEN PASSING OF HINCKLEY MAN CASSIUS A. KELLOGG ANSWERS LAST CALL Veteran of Civil War and Prominent Citizen Came From Pioneer Fam ily Was Life Long Resident of Hinckley Township. Cassius A. Kellogg, well-known citi zen of Hinckley township, passeu away very suddenly at his late home, on Thursday,Nov. 11, at about 4:30 in the afternoon. Although he had not enjoyed good health for some time Jie had been feel ing unusually well of late, and had just returned from a drive with his wife when he was stricken. While enroute home his carriage was struck by an automobile from which was trailing'' a trotting sulkey. While the collision was not a violent one, it served as a shock to Mr. Kellogg, bringing about an attack of heart failure, to which he was subject. On reaching home he was unable to take care of his horse and expired within five minutes after entering the house. The deceased was the eldest son of William and Rachel Keeley Kellogg, and was born Nov. 21, 1845, in Hinck ley, near his late home, thus lacking ten days only of rounding out an even three quarters of century of life. His early years were spent at home help ing his father clear the farm. Mr. Kellogg was a veteran of the CiVil War, having served an enlist ment when 15 years of age, and re enllstment in 1864 for three years. He served under Gen. Phillip Sheridan in the Shenandoah Vallew, a member of Co. M, 6th U. S. Cavalry, and also on the Texas frontier. For a time he suffered confinement in Libby prison. In his life's prime, to which he held bravely until recent years, he was, in physical size, form and bearing, ev ery inch a soldier. After the close of the war he re turned home and resumed his chosen occupation, that of farming, in which he was very' successful. He always manifested great interest in questions of public concern, was well-read,es-pecially in history, and was an active member of Richard Keyes Post, G. A. R., of Remson Corners, until it was disbanded. On Dec. 24, 1871, Mr. Kellogg was married to Miss Emma D. Shaw, only daughter of Samuel and Sophronia Shaw of Hinckley. To this union were born four sons, Leon W. of Gran ger, Neal S. and Perry C. of Medina, and Gail H., who resides on the farm. Besides the bereaved widow and four sons, there survive nine grand children, and one brother, Merritt I. Kellogg of Cleveland. Funeral services, at which there was a large attendance of relatives and friends, were conducted from the home on Sunday afternoon by Rev. Chas. H. Searles of Hinckley, and bur ial made in the cemetery at Hinckley Ridge. FIRST MUSICALE OF WINTER SERIES The first of a series of musicales, vocal and instrumental, ( for the en couragement of local talent, will be given at tne Methodist church next Tuesday evening, Nov. 23. Leo Bar tunek will give a recital of piano, voice and organ, assisted by Miss Hel- - l11 Clark reader, No admission will be charged, but an offering will be taken. The young people of the church will devote the proceeds of the concert to a fund for the installation of a trumpet stop in the church organ soon to be enlarged. The new stop is to be in honor of Rev. Phillip Kelser, venerable citizen and churchman. A cordial invitation to the public to attend this musicale is extended. The program follows: Sonata "Pathetique" (Beethoven); solos, vocalr "Evening and Morning" (Spicker); "In the Great Somewhere" (Burleigh); reading, Miss Clark; pi ano solos, "Papillon" and "Love Poem" (Grieg); vocal solos, "Young Tom O'Deron" (Russell; "A Tragic Tale" (Slater); "Irish Names" (La Bonte); organ, "Prologue and Inter mezzo" (Rogeres). TO CORRESPONDENTS On account of Thanks giving Day, the Sentinel will issue on Wednesday of next week, instead of Thursday. Therefore all newsletters should he pre- pared a day earlier. J MANY BOYS AND GIRLS PRIZE WINNERS AT O. S. U. Over 450 boys and girls winning free trips to Ohio State University In agricutural contest conducted cooper atively with the University are in Columbus this week as guests of the institution. In addition to the 450 winners, a large' number of friends and relatives have accompanied them. Instruction is being given in the class rooms and laboratories along the lines of their club projects by faculty members of the College of Agricul ture. Games, athletics, and setting up exercises are a part of each days' program. Trips to points of educa tional interest in and about Columbus have been arranged. The boys and girls are divided into groups and are placed in charge of chaperones. The trips were offered by county fair associations, farm bureaus, granges, business men, and other pub lic spirited individuals and organiza tions. ANNUAL RURAL LIFE CONFERENCE TWO-DAY SESSION HERE IN DECEMBER Authoritative Messages Will Be Brought by Able Speakers Touch ing Many Important Phases of Rural Life and Farm Work. Medina county farmers get their innings on December 3 and 4 when the big annual Rural Life Conference will be held in Medina. The entire program beginning Friday evening and closing Saturday evening will be of special interest to the farmer. The opemng session Friday evening will be given to the special interests and problems of the rural home and rural church. The Medina farmer or other resident who is after the latest suggestions in home ideas and possi bilities of work in his own church and neighborhood is promsed gratiflca tio at the opening session Friday evening. The Saturday morning session will consider health and sanitation work in Medina county. The special address es on these subjects will be of value to every father and mother, teacher or pastor in the county. The session held on Saturday after noon will be of greatest interest to members of school boards, teachers and all others who touch the life of the children of the county. Many a farmer, owing to the pressure of his work, may lose touch with the schools to which his children go. The Sat urday afternoon session will be of great value along this line. Possibly the strongest session of the program will be held Saturday even ing, with the presentation of the heart and soul of the community spir it, and how to develop in any neigh borhood the value of community life. This will be the closing session of the conference. Special music is being ararnged for every session. There will be no time lost in formalities. The keenest in terests of the rural life of the coun ty will be considered, and the address es given by the most practical and ex perienced men of Ohio who can be se cured on these dates. The representative committee in charge of the conference is as follows Farm Bureau, B. Early; Granger, C. A. Dickerman Medina couunty schools, C. B. Ulery; Child welfare, Mrs. J. D. Dannley; Ministerial As sociation, M. H. Woolf and R. K. Caulk; Red Cross, Miss Minnie Wells; Y. M. C. A, E. W. Barnes. FAMOUS LECTURER IN MEDINA FRIDAY Considerable interest has been manifested the past week over the an nouncement of a lecture to be deliver ed tonight Friday, by Dr. Ian C. Hannah,at the Congregational church. This noted man and speaker comes to Medina under the auspices of the Medina Afternoon club, and his ad dress will be on the "Far East". Dr. Hannah, graduate of Cambridge university, has been head master of the English school at Tientsin, China assistant master of Michael housi school in Natal, Africa, and president of King's college, Nova Scotia. For several years he was university ex tension lecturer on art, archaeology and history for Oxford and Cam bridge universities. The lecture Friday night will be gin at 8 o'clock, and will be illustrat ed. Mrs. K. M. Long and Mr. Mar shall Bryant 'will ainff. R. C. PAGEANT MONDAY' NIGHT OFFICIAL SPECTACLE AT BAPTIST CHURCH Will Be Presented With Original Splendor and a Cast Par Excellence Entertainment of Gripping Em phasis. With the North Court street paving nearly paved, and the Near-East drive nearly driven (at least pledged), li'l old Medina county will throw out her (community) chest and strut a little wee bit when that 9,000 answer "here" to the Red Cross Roll Call. Such circuit ridings and holding of auxiliary meetings as have been going on through the efforts of Chairman Randall, Health Nurse Hanna and Ex ecutive Secretary Wells must certain ly bring returns in over-flowing measure. Next Monday evening the pageant, "The Red Cross of Peace", will be giv en in Medina at the Baptist church at eight o'clock. This is the official pageant of the Red Cross, which was first given be fore the convention in Cincinnati and has since spread all over the state, half a hundred chapters having pro duced it in two months. Admission is entirely free and descriptive pro grams will be furnished. Miss Elizabeth Tebbit will be stage manager, Mrs. Lucille Warren Coff man will impersonate Red Cross of Peace, Miss Florence Thatcher, Hu manity, Miss Helen Clark, Red Cross of War, Miss Anna Bigelow, Colum bia, Mrs. J. D. Dannley, Community, Mr. Louis Best, Returned Soldier ;Red Cross Workers and school children as sisting in the various groups. Ap propriate music accompanies the pro duction.. . t The pageant will be given on Tues day "evening in Mallet Creek town hall at eight o'click, and on Friday evening at the Methodist church in Brunswick. The complete program appears elsewhere in this paper. FAMILY RELEASED FROM COUNTY HOME The wife and six children of Fran cis Spice, whose removal last week from their home in Harrisville town ship to the County Home was given exclusive publicity in the Sentinel, were released and restored to the cus tody of the husband and father on Tuesday. Spice appeared before the County Commissioners Monday morning and submitted to a grilling by members of the Board and Prosecuting Attor ney Seymour. He stated that he was earning $7 a day in the Chatham oil field, but that his absence kept him somewhat in ignorance of the condi tions at home, which he admitted were filthy. Spice's excuse for his children not attending school was that his homo is a half mile removed from the kid wagon route, the distance being too great for children of such tender ago to walk. Upon his promise to go home and clean up the house, obtain fuel and provisions, and to provide proper and ample assistance for his wife durine the period of her approaching ac couchement, Spice was informed that he was at liberty to take his family home. As stated in the Sentinel last week the County Commissioners criticised the trustees of Harrisville townshin for ordering the Spice family to the County Home, and according to Prose cuting Attorney Seymour, County Hu mane Agent C. D. Waffle was without his province in bringing the case to the Harrisville trustees. Attorney Seymour states that the case was one of delinquency, and therefore should have been brought before the Probate Court. ANNUAL MEETING OF MILK PRODUCERS The milk producers of Medina coun ty will hold their annual meeting rn Medina at the court house, Saturday night, Nov. 20. Mr. Ingersoll of Elyria will be one of the speakers: Prof. Erb of Ohio State University will present a simple method of keep ing cost record on production. This is the last of a series of meetings held in this county by Prof. Erf this weeR. There wil be one at Strongsville, at 2 p. m., Friday; Brunswick, at 8 p. m. Friday; Saturday afternoon at Spen cer, and Saturday afternoon at Granger.