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E MEDINA SENTINEL VOLUME1 Tffl ': "flk CENTENARY OBSERVED BY MASONIC LODGE TWO HUNDRED PRESENT AT SIGNAL EVENT Many Subscription Made Toward Fund for Erecting New Temple in Vil lageLodge Aims to Build Within Two Years. Monday, night of this week was a red-letter occasion in the annals of the local Masonic lodge, as it signalized the centenary anniversary of the found ing of the order n Medina village. The occasion was given added signif icance by affording an opportunity for discussing the question of erecting a beautiful and pretentious new temple in the vllage, an ambition that mem bers of the lodge have possessed for a number of years, and a, fund for which has been steadily growing dur ing those years. The meeting Monday night was pre ceded by a 6 o'clock dinner at, the Congregational church, which about 200 partook. The speaker at this fu t un was Robert E. Lee, of Akron, an officer of the State Chapter. Mr. Lee's talk was of a general character, and largely congratulatory. At the lodge rooms following the dinner the members listened to an address by Grand Master of State Lodge John R. Slotron of Dayton, who also extended congratulations to the Medina lodge upon its unusual exten sion of life, generalizing upon the work of the great order. That the members of the Medina lodge are sanguine for a new temple was evidenced by the generous sub scriptions made to the building fund Monday night A' number of subscrip tions, totalling more than $1000 was paid in at the time, it is reported, and with the subscriptions an amount ap proximating $7000 was obtained. It is stated that the lodge has at the present time between $15,000 and $20, 000, perhaps nearer the latter amount, available for building purposes, and that in all probability the erection of the temple will be begun within the next two years. Medina Lodge, No. 68, A., F. A A. M., was organized in 1820, by M. W. enow, urana master ana w. Aoram I. McDowell, Grand Secretary. The ' following were the charter members, and among them will be recognised many of the earliest settlers of the town and county; Rev. R. Searle, Ruf- us Ferris, Seth Blood, Noah M. Bron- son, Lathrop Seymour, W. L. Peets, Julius Chidester, Ransom Cisrk, Lem- uel Thayer, Jason Hubbell, B. M. Ath- erton, Geo. L. Chapman and Abraham ITreese the latter being named in , the charter as the first Worshipful Master. Jlistory states that the local lodge ered during the Morgan "excitement in 1828-30, and was forced to suspend work for a time in consequence. While the lodge remained dormant the prop? erty fell into the hands of enemies. Subsequently the jewels and some of the books were restored, but the charter was lost. The charter was reissuedin 1843, since which time the lodge has flourished. CHILLICOTHE POLICE GET MEDINA RUNAWAYS Will Hurlebaus and Russell Spran kle, the two Medina lads who surrep tiously left Medina on Tuesday night of last week, were apprehended on Thursday night at Chillicothe, Ohio. The previous week Hurlebaus had been committed to the Boys' Industri al School at Lancaster, but escaped from Deputy Al Young at Columbus en route. Hurlebaus returning to Me dina the following Monday, was seen by a number of acquaintances, but was successful In eluding the officials. He called at the home of John Spran kle Tuesday night, and soon after both boys disappeared. According to the officials at Chilli cothe the boys arrive in that city on a freight train. Theii ftode of travel excited the 1 suspicion of an officer, who took them in charge. After some grilling the boys admitted having run away from their homes in Medina. Sheriff Bigelow was communicated with Thursday night of this week and Deputy Hange left at once for Chil leeothe, from whence he took Hurle baus directly to Lancaster. Sprankle west along, too, and returned with Of Sm Hange to Medina, later going to Us heme. .. . ' g . . COMMISSION DECIDES PHONE CHARGE DISPUTE The long controversy between the Star Telephone Co. of Wadsworth and the Medina County Farmers' Tele phone Co. as to the right of the form er company to impose a five cent toll Rive? Sfe hSSbSSdS Sr,' by the State Utilities Commission. Several protests had been filed with the Commission and the fight was taken up by the directors of the Farmers' Company, who were repre sented at the hearing by Attorney H. J. Sadler of Wadsworth. . The Farmers' Company was organ ized because of the refusal of the Medina Telephone Company and the Wadsworth Telephone Company (now the Star Telephone Company) to ex tend their services Into the territory now occupied by the Farmers' Co. - The latter company purposed estab lishing an exchange at Wadsworth, but was persuaded not to do so by the Wadsworth Telephone Company by entering into an agreement whereby the latter company was to perform the exchange service. This was prior to the enactment Of the Public Utilities Act, which now prevent I the- ' Farmers' Company from entering the village of Wads worth and establishing its own ex change, and the Commission, in ren dering its decision, states that it was considerably influenced by these cir cumstances. The Commission orders the Star Telephone Company to desist from imposing the five cent toll, and to refund all such charges during the pendency of the proceedings just closed. : s WANT BEST THOUGHT ON TAX PROBLEM CONDITIONS ALARM AUDITORS OF STATE Kiwanis Club Endorses Conference and Appoints. Delegate, to First Meeting at Columbus, to be Held Jan. 6 and 7. rq?u,m w , onvh paramount issue Ufore the people of Ohio today, and in of the fact gbject 0f taxation will be the outstanding one for consideration by the newly- elected General Assembly, the audi- tors of the state are inaugurating a movement looking toward the organi- zation in Ohio of those men who are given to thought on taxation matters into a body, to be known by some such name as " ibe Ohio Tax Association. The purpose oj? this organization would be to consider and discuss tax ation matters with the possible view of being of some assistance in con tributing to thought along such lines, thus tending to clarify views on Ohio's problem. The further suggestion is made that the meeting of this organization could be held in conjunction with the Audi tors' association. Thus the best talent in America on the subject of taxation might be brought to Columbus from year to year. It is also suggested that taxation and civic committees of Chambers of Commerce, Farm Bureaus, Elwanis, Rotary and Exchange clubs, real es tate boards, mayors, solicitors, school men, members of the General As sembly, etc., would be interested in a high grade session of this character. The idea was presented to the Me dina Kiwanis club at its luncheon last Friday, endorsed unanimously, and Fremont O. Phillips was delegat ed to represent the local organization at a meeting to be held at the state capital on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 6 and 7. County Auditor Washburn heartily favors the plan and was instrumental in bringing the matter to the atten tion of the Kiwanis club. MUST SERVE LIMA An'emergency order was issued by the State Utilities commission last Friday, directing the Medina Gas & , Fuel Co. to supply tne city oi uma with gafe, through fhe distributing compnany in that city, "to the extent of its ability." The order is to con tinue only pending the determining of a case now before the commission relative to rates to be charged by the producing company. jjgga i ii i MEDINA, OHIO, FRIDAY, Medina to Publicly Observe Xma$ CAROLISTS WILL SING FOR THE AGED AND INFIRM ARE REMEMBERED WITH TREE Christmas will be publicly observed in Medina, and symbolized by the time-honored Christmas tree, in the park. The tree will radiate . with multi-colored lights, and around its base will group more than an hun dred carolists, most of them little children, whose happy voices will carry paeans of good will, and revive the ancient spirit of the herald angels. Following the public jubilee the carolists will be conveyed in srronns throughout the village, visiting the aged and those unable to be out, with their voices carrying the joyous mes sage. The order of the program is rather the reverse of last year, and in the opinion of the committee in charge will be more satisfactory. This com mittee is composed of Mrs. P. C. Bige low, chairman;Miss Clara Wheatley, Mrs. W. J. Wallers. G.M.Wait, Miss Mabelle Musser and John Beck. The carolists will be divided into nine groups of about fifteen singers to a group, the leaders being respect ively as follows: HERE'S CHANCE FOR ' REAL XMAS SERVICE Do you know of a needy family, or a little boy or girl, or an old man or old lady who are hot going to have a merrjtChristmas unless some one lends to their Christmas cheer? If so, will, you at once report their names either to Mrs. N. S. Kellosrcr or Miss fMinnie Wells? If you have any children's cloth ing, stockings or overcoats, ages from one to 16 years, that you can spare, will you send it to the Sylvester li brary before Friday noon of this week? It will there be sorted and made part of the Christmas packages to be sent to a number of needy fami lies in this community. The King's Daughters. W. C. T. U., Red Cross, American Legion, Kiwan is Club and Medina Civic Organiza tion are looking after this good work through a central committee Come on and help. 8 SAVED FROM THE LAW BY WIFE HE DESERTED Tired of the paramour for whom he deserted his wife and five minor children on Nov. 4, Joseph C- Bow man returned to his home in Wads worth last week, leaving the girl, An na Mathe, a 15-year-old Hungarian lass, at Chatham, Canada. On Ms return to Wadsworth, Bow man went direct to his home, where he was affectionately greeted by the woman ne nad so cruelly sorrowed and disgraced. But the reunion was interrupted soon after by 'Marshal Lucas, with an order for Bowman to appear before Mayor Boyer. When the case came up, Bowman's wife plead for his release on the ground that his support was needed at home. This was apparent to Mayor Boyer, and Bowman was paroled to the custody of his wife. It was made plain to Bowman that so long as he does right his freedom will not be intruded upon, tfut hence forth his first departure from the "straight and narrow" will result in his being turned over to federal au thorities. YOUNG MAN IN JAIL ON FORGERY CHARGE Lee Buck, giving his age as 20, was brought to the- county jail last Friday by Marshal Tom Lucasi of Wadsworth having been bound over to the grand jury by Mayor Boyer on a charge of forgery. 1 Buck makes no denial of the charge. He states that he forged two checks, each for $25, signing the name of Bert Baird of the contracting firm of Peter & Baird of Wadsworth, but cashed only one of the checks.and that one at Fahl's drug store,, also in Wadsworth. a he y in Marie The young man says he was born etta, O. He had been doing some road work, hut was short of money and says he thought forgery an easy way of augmenting his ex-1 chequer. Buck is not strong physically and the impression one gains from con- versing with him is that his intellec-1 tual endowment is equally deficient 1 .nit i i i 1 DECEMBER 24, 1920 (l)Helen Burnham. Florence SinW L(2) Esther Wertz, Evalyn Thatcher; Florence Thatcher, Regina Bartunek;' (5) Effie Gates, Mabelle Musser m' Ii- :,,? neue.muSSer, (b) ii ee. jveryDoav welcome. Kfv A Florence Phillips, Lucille Offineer; (7) Halcyon Yoder, Abbie Earl (8) Jennie Bowman, Pearl Drake; f9l Miss Easthouse, Genevieve Longacre TJi oomiicfo - ! rr staeet m pIJ1"11 Jmi.1PA. 01616 EuStJ0 hl Plfttora m the east side of the park where will stand the Christmas tree. Last year the program at the tree was not given until after the return of the carolists from their trips about the village, be- cause of which many people did not wait to hear it. The tree has been provided by Mr. E. R. Root, the lighting of the tree by the Ohio Gas & Electric Co., and the Y. M. C. A. boys have volunteered in eut tne tree and erect it (Page five for Christmas Music) BOYS TO STAGE FAMOUS MUSICAL COMEDY American Lemon hnv a .i0a doine something worth w sooner do they put across one success - ful venture than they immediately set uuoui ior "iresn neias to conquer". Now comes the information that the local post is about to make a new departure in the erstwhile character of its entertainments, and will pro duce a musical comedy, with home tal ent. The boys have contracted with the J. B. Rogers Producing Co. to super vise the staging of the production, which is set for the evenings of Jan. 11 and 12, at the Princess theater. The title of the musical comedy is "Miss Bob White", which enjoyed a two years' continous run in New York city with Raymond Hitchcock in the stellar role. The caste for the production has not yet been assigned, but Medina has a wealth of talent from which to draw, and that the forthcoming production will be presented in a masterful way is not to be doubted. The financial arrangement with the producing company is a "fifty-fifty" one, the Legion's share of the net pro ceeds to be turned into the Community Building fund. MEDIN SOON TO HAVE ( NEW COUNTY AGENT According to information triven out at Far.m Bureau office this week, Medina is to have a new Co unty larm Agent before lone. For some time the bureau committee has been looking around for a man who could qualify for the position and who was in a position to accept the appointment. A few weeks ago the committee got in touch with such a candidate in R. H. Halderson of Elkms, W. Va., who has been county agent there for the past five years, aud whose record is said to have prov ed exceptionally high. Mr. Halderson was in Medina last week for a conference with the bureau committee and for the purpose of looking over the field. According to Mr. Brant Early, executive secre tary of the Farm Bureau, Mr. Hal derman expressed himself as very favorably impressed. He stated, said Early, that his acceptance would only be contingent upon the result of a Visit to three other counties that are without agents and who have extend ed to Mm a position. Two of these counties are in Illinois and the other in Indiana. Mr. Halderson felt it a duty, he said, to visit these counties altho he felt almost certain that he would decide to come to Medina, and would be able to make an early de cision. EX-POSTMASTER PAROLED Roy E. Faber former nostmaster of Rittman who was sent to the Fed- eral prison at Atlanta. Ga.. last May for a term of 15 months, has been released on parole. f v Faber served about seven months of his term. While at the Atlanta institution he was a trusted man and was engaged in driving a car outside the prison most of the time. MAY HAVE ANOTHER CITY MAIL CARRIER Medina village patrons of the local postofflce will get better mail service in the near future if the authorities at Washington heed a request which was made last week, that an extra carrier be assigned to the city work. Medina village has but three local carriers the same number which were assigned here when the free de livery service was started 14 years ago. During this time the amount of mail handled thru this channel has increased four fold, and the parcels T T 'Tiffin1 furtnef 5 make heavier deliveries until it is ow nVRj..nllv imnneciMo -e. v,. ? make more &&n one tri au Slould jtoffice ffiajs accede to the request for this additional carriers to make 5 deliveries a day fa the eiht hours which the government allows them on duty. 8 TALK ON "THE NAVY" Members of the Kiwanis club were entertained and enlightened at their luncheon last Friday by an old Me- dina boy, Lieut. Commander Ross P. Schlabach, who gave a half-hour talk on "Tne Navy". Lieut. Schlabach has risen to prominence in the naval department of his country by lonir i J 'J uujivvuiwiv AVI M1J.CC; years of hard work and close appli cation to duty, and therefore his talk last Friday was doubly interesting coming from one who could speak with such intimate knowledge of his subject. Lieut Schlabach confined the brief time allotted him to describ ing the making of a battle ship, from i the general discussion of the style and 1 size of vessel to be built, by those in 1 atho.rity. ? the final launching of I f mished leviathan. ANNUAL MEETING OF FARM BUREAU PLANS MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN JAN. 15 Pres. Elliott Lauds Work of Bureau To be Governed by an Advisory Board Henceforth Wants Fox Pro tection Law Abolished. The Medina County Farm Bureau met in the Court House Saturday the 18th, for their annual meeting. Pres. Paul Elliott summed up the year's work in the county and also m the State and American Federa tion, and outlined the work for the future. Pres. Elliott said that the Farm Bureau had in less than a year's time gained the confidence of not only the farmers but the confi dence and support of the people as a whole. The American Federation has now over a million and a half members in 37 states. The state of Ohio has a membership of C0.000 at $10 a year. The Farm Bureau has increased in power thru its increase in membership until it has been recognized in legisla tive ana iinanciai circles. The business session took ud the new constitution and it was adopted as read. In the future the Farm Bureau will be governed by an advisory board of directors and the executive committee elected by them. i In the election of officers for the coming year Paul P. Elliott was re- j elected by a unanimous vote, which I shows the appreciation of the mem bers for the expense of time and money that Mr. Elliott has put in ' for the good of the organization; E. W. Nettleton was re-elected' vice president; R. E. Lance, secretarv and the new office of treasurer was filled by Carl Abbott. The body voted for a clean-up mem bership campaign in each township on January 15. A resolution to secure the abolition of the law protecting foxes was sent to O. F. F. B. A protest was also sent to the Fed eration against gas and oil companies taking long time leases. L. J. Tabor of the State Grange and Murray D. Lincoln, secretary of the State Federation were to have given addresses at the meeting but failed to arrive. J. H. Larrimore, former publicity director of the Anti-saloon league and now publicity director of the 0. F. F. B., substituted for Sec'y. Lincoln. Mr. Larimore outlined the program of work to be carried on in the state the coming year. No. 18. 1921 FAIR TO BE ! HELD m 20-1-2 OFFICERS DECODE AT ANNUAL MEETING Officers Elected and Department Sup- . erintendents Named-Committee Ap point t d to Meet With State Depart ment in January; An important meeting of the direc tors of the Medina County Agricul tural society was held on Monday at the town hall, at which time officers were elected for the coming year, the dates for the 1921 Fair determined, and many other items of business transacted. The morning session which was called to order by President Don L. Crawford at 10 :3& o'clock, was devot ed Drincinallv to the rannrt nf ho con. retary for the year 1920, which was accepted, and which showed a cash balance in the treasury of the society for approximately $1800. The afternoon session was held in the office of the Medina County Farm Bureau, through invitation of the ex ecutive secretary, Brant Early, the election of officers for the coming year being the first business to come before the meeting, and resulting as follows: President, A. M. Baughman. . Vice President, H. C. Hulbert. Secretary F. M. Plank (re-elected). Treasurer, C. C. Cheeny. Taking up the question of the date for the 1921 Fair, it was finally de cided to hold it on Sept. 20, 21, and 22. A. L. Baughman and R. M Albert were appointed delegates to the an nual meeting of the State Department of Agriculture and Ohio Fair Boys' at Columbus on Jan. 12 and 13, with full 'authority to close contracts with privilege men for the 1921 Fair.Like- (Continued on Pagre Eight) AUXILIARY FORMED A woman's auxiliary to the Ameri can Legion was formed in Medina last week in the parlor of the Winyah club, resulting in the election of the follow ing officers: President, Mrs. H. P. H. Robinson; vice president, Mrs. W. O. Kindig; sec retary, Mrs. J. F Borger; treasurer, Mrs. Leland Longacre. On account of the stormy weather at the time, there were not many at the meeting. Nevertheless much in terest is being manifested, and indica tions point to a large and active or ganization. Application has already been made for a charter.the membership of which is to be confined to ten.These ten mem bers, not yet secured, are to be Gold Star members, or those who lost 1 a husband,son or brother in the late war. The charter will be left open until such time as this class of membership can be obtained. SHOPPERS SEE FIGHT Patrons of the Steingass & Bradway store who had not yet been waited on about 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon, had the pleasure of witnessing a physical set-to between Wm. Morgan and "Happy Harry" Russell. What started the rumpus is best known by the principals. Suffice to say, how ever, that uppercuts were being dealt out in hunks before those in the store could get their bearings, the honors it is said, being about even when the two men were at last pried loose from each other. "Happy Harry" is a much smaller man than Morgan, but the difference was in a measure off set, say those who were there by Har ry implanting two strong blows in Bill's face before the latter had time to fall on him. In the melee a show case was broken. ANNAPOLIS CHANCE Congressman Martin L. Davy an nounces that the 14th Congressional district, of which Medina county is a part, is entitled to the appointment of three men to the naval academy at Annapolis. These appointments, it is learned, will be made upon the rocommendat'on of the' various American Legion posts in the district Any Medina county boy to whom such an appointment ap peals, should get in touch with the American Legion at once,and also with Congressman Davey, who desires to nuke the appointments before his re tirement from office.