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VOLUME THIRTY-SEVEN.
MEDINA, OHIO, THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1921
No. 49.
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Results So Far Show Many
Reactors, Which Are
Separated .
CHILDREN CHIEF SUF
FERERS FROM INFECTION
Control Measures for Checking
Further Spread of Dis
ease Declared to be
Imperative
Dr. Gillen of Cleveland is in Me
dina county this week testing addi
tional herds for tuberculosis.
The results of the herds tested last
Lweek are as follows: R. E. Lance,
8 head tested, no reactors; F, D.
Koons, 41 head tested, 5 reactors;
Carl Abbott, 8 head tested, 6 reac
'tore. The reactors have already been,
separated from the rest of fte herd
and will be disposed of at once.
yfrr Gillen is enthusiastic in his
advocacy of the tuberculin test, and
has much of interest to say concern
ing its importance, particularly with
reference to the danger of infection
"n children by' bovine tuberculosis,
And the means of prevention of its
spread. Dr. Gillen says:
"While the percentage of infection
m mature persons from cattle is
quite low, investigations have shown
that notonly is there a great danger
of children contracting bovine tuber
culosis, but that in some localities
a considerable percent of the chil
dren who die from the disease Buf
fer from the bovine type of infection.
The many cases where the patients
do not actually die, but are permantT
ently handicapped thruout the re
mainder of their lives by such infec
tion, cannot be estimated.
"We are able then to easily see
that the need for control measures
for checking tuberculosis spread is
Imperative. Recent legislation makes
it possible for us to progress more
rapidly With the cleaning-up of herds
which are a source of milk supplies
to cities and towns than was possible
when each place that needed tuber
culosis eradication work had to wait
its turn.
"Good business methods and care
ful, persistent work by competent
men. are among the things that will
bring about the successful control of
the disease if the support given gen
erally by livestock owners continues.
The simple fact that an average of
from eight to nine per cent of the
animals tested react to the treatment
is sufficient argument why the work
should be carried forward as rapidly
as possible.
"All. herds, both grade and pure
bred, should be taken care of soon
and it is good business to clean up as
soon as possible the herds that are
used as a source of adding animals
to other herds for breeding and dairy
purposes. Animals from the aver
age grade herd go to market either
directly or indirectly on being taken
out of the herd and are, therefore,
the least responsible for new centers
of infection. Animals from pure
bred herds, however, usually o into
other herds when sold and if they
are diseased they will, in most 'cases,
start new centers of infection if their
companions in the new homes are not
already infected.
"It would be folly to attempt to
eradicate tuberculosis at one end of
the live stock business and permit a
continuous spread at the other end.
The first precaution, then, should be
the prevention of further' spread. In
fact, if , the disease could be restricted
to the individual animals at present
infected, the disease would be prac
tically controlled after a period of
eight or ten years, as most of the
diseased animals would be slaughter
ed by that time.
"The best methods Known are be
ing used in the control work, and,
while they are not perfect in every
way, the rapid extension of the dis
ease during recent years indicates
that an improved method which
might be discovered in the future
would more than lose its advantage
because of the greater prevalence of
the disease resulting from waiting.
The work that has been taken up In
. this connection cannot be accomplish
ed in a short time."
KK
I DESTRUCTIVE FIRE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
A Are of unknown origin com-
jpletely destroyed the barns of L. F.
Abbott on the south pike about four
and one-half miles from Medina on
Wednesday night about 8 o'clock, to
gether with the contents and six out
of eight head of cattle.
Mrs. Abbott had just sat down to
milk, when her attention, was at'
Itracted to a crackling sound in the
mow overhead. Glancing upward
she discovered flames. She im
mediately gave the alarm, but the
j fire had gained too much headway for
the success of any efforts to ex
tinguish it.
The barn was full of hay and
wheat, the latter having been placed
in the barn earlier in the week in
readiness for thrshing which was to
have been done on Thursday.
Three horses and two head of cat
tle were practically everything that
was saved from the barns.
The Medina village chemical ap
paratus was hurried to the fire, but
its efforts were futile.
The main barn was an immense
structure, the loss of which with the
grain and cattle will run into many
thousands of dollars. The exact loss
has not yet been determined, and
the buildings carried some insurance.
MUSCLE FAME OF BILL
THOMPSON SUSTAINED
William Thompson, proprietor of
the shoe-shining parlor just north of
the American hotel and the fame of
whose muscular capacity is wide
spread in these parts, was presented
with an excellent opportunity for dem
onstration last Friday night of whlcti
he promptly and successfully availed
himself.
When he closed his shop for the
night William sauntered down to
Earl Funk's restaurant, where he met
Frank Varney. The latter was In
toxicated and threw his arm's around
Thompson, inviting the latter to
wrestle. A moment later Thompson
missed his watch and accused Varnev
of taking it.
While Thompson went out to sum
mon Marshal Stowe White, Varney
ran down North Court street. Thomp
son saw him and took after him, final
ly overtaking him on North Broadway
near North. "Bill" forced Varney
back to town and had him lodged in
jail. During the chase Varney was
observed to have thrown something
away, which he later stated was a
flask of raisin-jack.
Under the statute against convey
ing alcoholic beverages, Varney was
fined $l(XT-and costs by Justice of
Peace Ainsworth Saturday morning
and committed to the county jail until
paid.
Before his trouble Varney had ar
ranged to do farm work for F. D.
Koons. Monday morning Mr. Koons
prevailed upon the County Commis
sioners to authorize Varney's release
upon the payment of the costs of trie
latter's prosecution, which was made
by Mr. Koons and Varney accompan
ied him away to work. '
The question has already been rais
ed if in their action in this matter the
Commissioners did not exceed their
legal authority.
MEDINA LADY RELATED
TO MOSES CLEAVELAND
The one-hundred and twenty-fifth
anniversary of the founding of the
city of Cleveland which was elabor
ately celebrated the past week, had
a peculiar interest for Mrs. J. A.
Barrett, of Medina, because it was
her great-greatuncle, Moses Cleave.-
land, who founded the settlement
that has developed into- the present
great metropolis and from whom the
city takes its name. And quite
naturally Mrs. Barrett was an hon
ored guest in Cleveland' during the
celebration.
Mrs. Barrett's great-grandfather
was Dr. John E. Cleaveland, a
brother of Moses Cleaveland, a native
of Connecticut. The former's daugh
ter, Mrs. Barrett's grandmother.mar
ried one of the sturdy and adventur
ous young: men of the Nutmeg State
whose spirit had been aroused by
glowing reports of the beautiful and
fertile country of the Western Re
serve and who- determined with oth
er Eastern pioneers to seek his for
tune there. Thus with his bride he
fame to Ohio and settled in the'
township of York, this county, where
a son, Win. P. Willard, later, Mrs.
Barrett's father, was born.
Mrs. Barrett resides at 266 South
Court street. Her former home was
at Wibeaux, Mont.
AGOG
OVER
ANTITHER LAW
Much Interest in Statute That
Becomes Effective
Aug. 17 ,
INQUIRIES RECEIVED
FROM ALL OVER STATE
Fifty
Per Cent, of Motorists
Will Have to File
Statements of
Ownership
Much interest is being manifested
in Medina county, as well as through
out the state, in the iew automobile
anti-theft law which goes into effect
Aug. 17.
Inquiries concerning the law are
pouring into state headquarters of
the Ohio Automobile association "by
the hundreds, it is reported, and the
association is kept busy in seeing that
the inquiries are answered in detail,
in addition to which, sample forms
of the sworn statement of ownership
which owners of second hand cars
wi! have to file with clerks of tbs
court are being sent, out that this pro
vision of the law may be more clearly
understood. Alsr sample forms of
the bill of sale that will have to be
filed in duplicate after Aug. iu
every t- f tfon where a motor ve
hicle, either new or second hand .'J,
changes owneiship are being furniai
ed tr those who make request iur
them.
The inquiries that are being receiv
ed at the headquarters of the: associa
tion are coming from automobile club
officials, owners' of motor vehicles,
manufacturers of such vehicles, deal
ers, clerks of court and even attorneys
all of which show that they are not
only deeply interested in the Atwood
law as a whole, but in many of its
individual features.
Even non-residents of the state who
contemplate taking up their residence
in Ohio have been writing in, to in
quire how the law will effect them in
the event an, automobile is brought ui
to the state that was purchased out
side its boundaries.
Although the Attorney General's
office has ruled that persons owning
new motor vehicles purchased before
August 17, from a- manufacturer or
manufacturers' agent wil lnot have to
file any sworn statement of ownership
officials of the state association esti
mate that fifty per cent, of the motor
ists of the state will have to file such
statements by reason of possessing
cars that have had previous ownership
when the law goes into effect.
It may be said, however, that the
purchase of a motor .vehicle after that
time from whatever source it may
come, will under the anti-theft act
necessitate in every case where the
ownership of any kind of a motor, ve
hicle is transferred in any manner for
a bill of sale in duplicate to be filed
with the clerk of the court.
DEMONSTRATIONS
SOON IN CULLING
Much interest is being taken in the
poultry culling work, scheduled for
the week of August 22 to 27. Demon
strations nave been arranged for by
the township chairmen and directors
of the Farm Bureau as follows:
Homer, Sam Eshelman; Chatham,
Frank Beu; Liverpool, Gus j Schmidt
and Aaron Artman; Harrisville, Mun
roe Underwood and Claude Briggs;
Litchfield, H. E. Jerine; Sharon, C. R.
Burdette; Lafayette, Harley Weltner;
Westfield, Fred Daniels; Montville,
D. F. Hunter; Guilford, W. M. Hos
mer; Granger, H. W. Codding; Me
dina, Louie Simon; Wadsworthj. W. J.
Steiner.
Dates of individual demonstration
will be published later.
SENT TO LANCASTER
Lloyd Baker, a lSyear-old Wads
wbrth lad, was before Probate Judge
VanDeusen last Saturday on a delin
quency charge. Complaint had been
made that the boy not only was gen
erally bad, but-had been insulting lit
tle girls of his neighborhood, to
which the latter and their mothers
testified. The boy was" committed
to the Boys' Industrial School at Lan
caster. Following his commit tai mm
boy's mother, who awwsithmhi
boy's mother, who was with him, be
came hysterical and slight force was
required to restrain her.
DEATH GOMES TO
LUCY E. KENVDN
Had Resided in Medina County
For Over a Half
Century
PASSED AWAY AT
AGE OF 72 YEARS
Funeral Services and Burial
Took Place at the
Late Home On
Monday
Mrs. Lucy E. Kenyon,. wife of
Chas. C. Kenyon, died at the family
home, 400 North Court street, Sat
urday morning, July 23, at the age
of 72 years, 2 months and 20 days.
Lucy Elizabeth Gouldin was born
in a log cabin in Bath, Summit coun
ty, Ohio, May 30, 1849. She was
the daughter of John and Hannah
(Husong) Gouldin. She spent her
girlhood days in Copley, Ohio.
On Feb. 16, 1869, she was mar
ried to Charles C. Kenyon, coming
with him to Medina county, where
she spent the rest of her life.
In early life she was baptized by
Elder Lathrop Cooley, uniting with
the Church of Christ at East Gran
ger, this county. When the Church
of Christ at Brunswick was formed,
she became a charter member of that
organization. Later she united with
the CKurch of Christ of Medina. For
the last few years she had been
identified with the First Baptist
church of Medina. During all these
years she had lived a faithful and
consistent Christian life.
There are left to mourn her loss
her aged husband, to whom for 52
years she was af aithful and loving
helpmeet; one sister; three sons, Al
fred, of the faculty of Purdue Uni
iermg, Indiana; Herman, a dentist
of Lakewopd, and John, of the facul
ty nttfram college; besides seven
grandchildren and a large number of
relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted on
Monday by the pastor of the de
ceased, Rev. A. Irwin of the local
Baptist church, assisted by Rev. W.
R. Moffett of the Medina Church of
Christ. Interment followed in
Spring Grove cemetery.
ALFRED KENYON
Alfred Kenyon, SI, son of C. C.
Kenyon of Medina, died suddenly
Wednesday afternoon at Ashland, O.,
while en route to his home in Lafay
ette, Ind,
Mr. Kenyon left Medina on the 3:15
limited car on the Southwestern Wed
nesday afternoon, apparently in good
health. As the car reached. Ashland
he had become so ill that he and his
wife got off there and sought a phys
ician. -After treatment he seemed re
lieved and sat down on a curbing. A
moment later he fell over and expired.
The body was prepared for burial in
Ashland and shipped to the home of
the deceased at Lafayette, Ind.
The defeased was called to Medina
last week by the death of his mother,
Mrs Lucy E. Kenyon, whose funeral
was held on Monday of this week.
'I he early life of Alfred Kenyon was
spent' in Medina and vicinity, where
he received his schooling and graduat
ed from the village schools. At the
time of his death he was a member of
the faculty of Purdue university at
Lafayette, Ind.
Besides the father he is survived by
two brothers, Herman of Lakewood,
O., artd John ,a professor at Hiram
college.
Dr. Will Nichols of Medina, ac
companied the brother, Herman Ken
yonj to Ashland Wednesday evening,
the two men being intimate friends.
KERATITIS IN YORK
EPIDEMIC,' SAYS WISE
Dr. W. F. Wise reports an epidemic
(t keratitis among cattle in York
township; 25 head in 6 herds are af
fected at the present time and it is
spreading.
Keratitis is an inflammation of the
coraea of the eye. The symptons
c r.ipare favoraitv with those of pink
eye. The eye becomes reddened;then
a coating covers the eyeball which in
some cases results in b'indness.
DIES SUDDENLY
YOUTHFUL BURGLAR
CAUGHT AT SEVILLE
Geo. Sanders, 15, a colored lad of
Wooster, was apprehended Sunday
night while burglarizing the dispatch
er's and ticket office of the Southwest
ern railroad at Seville ,and held until
the arrival of Sheriff Bigelow from
Medina.
Clem Burkholder, glancing into the
ticket office window while passing
about 10 o'clock, observed a figure
moving suspiciously, within. He has
tened to his home nearby for a re
volver and on his return saw a man
emerge from the ticket office carry
ing a rifle. Burkholder, pulling his
gun, demanded of the man to throw up
his hands, the latter complying. It
was discovered that young Sanders
had stolen the rifle, three or four
dollars in money and had made an
unsuccessful attempt to break open
the safe.
Sanders admits having been paroled
from the Boys' Industrial School at
Lancaster On the 27 of last October.,
Authorities at the school have been
advised of Sander's parole violation
and he will be returned to the insti
tution this week.
BUREAU GETS REPORTS
ON MORE STOCK CONCERNS
As a further evidence of its deter
mination to safeguard its members as
well as farmers generally against the
wiles of crooked stock salemen and
stock concerns, the Medina County
Farm Bureau presents an additional
list of companies investigation of
which has been made and the records
of which are available to any one who
wishes to examine them.
The Sentinel published last week a
substantial list of companies that
have been investigated by the Bureau,
some of which the latter's reports
show are sound and some not. The
same ratio of soundness exists in the
group companies listed below:
American Clearing Company.
Bankers Guaranteed Mortgage Co.
Chillicothe Tire and Rubber Co.
Halladay Motor Company.
H. W. Dubiske Company.
Wawpee Ranch Company.
Priority Mortgage Company.
Farmers, who wish a company in
vestigated should notify the Farm
Bureau office.
ASSOCIATION NO. 2
ELECTS OFFICERS
The members of Cow Testing as
sociation No. 2, which comprises the
eastern half of Medina county, held
their first meeting at the Granger
school house, Thursday nightjuly 21.
Among other things it was decided
that the members of this-association
have an auto tour and picnic, visiting
as many herds in the association as
possible. A committee is to work
out the plans.
The folowing officers were elected:
C, I. Miller, pres;dent; Will Peebles,
secretary; Grant Chidsey, treasurer.
The above officers will constitute
a committee to work with similar com
mittees from the other associations in
considering matters of importance to
dairymen which cover the entire coun
ty. UNLOADING RACK
AT FAIR GROUNDS
Exhibitors of livestock will be
pleased to learn that there will be a'l
unloading rack at the Medina county
Fair grounds this year. The live
stock quarters have already been dis
infected once and will be disinfected
again before Fair time. Stockmer
with tuberculin tested cattle need not
hesitate tearing their cattle.
CONTRACTS AWARDED
Bids were opened and contracts
awarded by the County Commission
ers for the following bridges and cul
verts Monday morning:
Prospect street bridge,! Clement Co.,
for $750.22; Simcox avenue culvert,
Ervin Musser, for $67J. 29; bridge 3,
road 121 (water works), H. O. Put
nam, for $2468.38; bridge 5, road 118,
H. O. Putnam, for $4181.60; bridge 7,
road 118, H. O. Putnam, for $2161.30.
There were three bidders 'for each.
piece of work.
MAIL CAR DESTROYED
An explosion, the cause of which has
not been determined, in a pile of
mail, resulted in the destruction by
fire of a U. S. mail car on train No.
6, eastbound ,on the B. & O. at
Sterling, early Tuesday morning. The
entire contents of the car, containing
numerous parcels of registered mail,
much of it official, were consumed.
None of the clerks of the mail car
were killed or Injured.
FREE SERVICE BY
HEALTH BOARD
Inoculation of Summer Campers
Urged By State
Director
SAFEGUARD AGAINST
TYPHOID AND SMALLPOX
Vacation Time Said to be the
Period Fraught With
the Greatest
Danger.
Dr. H. H. Snively, Sate Director of
Health, has recommended that all of
ficers and enlisted men of the Ohio
National Guard ,who expect to attend
summer camp, be inoculated against
typhoid fever and smallpox. Officials
of the National' Guard have made this
requirement compulsory. In order to
make this measure effective without
interfering with the real purpose of
these camps, which is military train
ing, these inoculations, where possible
should be made at least three weeks
before the men are called to camp.
The Medina county Board of Health
is prepared to give gratuitous inocu
lation to such men in the county who
do not come in contact with a medical
officer of the National Guard.
A large number of young men from
Ohio expect to attend the reserve of
ficers' training camps to be held dur
ing the 'present summer. The Board
of Health will inoculate these men
against typhoid fever and smallpox
without charge. Boy Scouts, high
school boys and other individuals in
the county who expect to attend sum
mer camps of various kinds will be
similarly cared for.
Over ten hundred cases of smallpox
were reported in Ohio during May.
Vaccination of campers and those who
go on vacations wil protect the class
of people who travel most and are
thus most liable to come in contact
with and spread the disease.
Typhoid fever is now solely a sum
mer disease, and "vacation typhoid"
accounts for a majority of the cases.
Inoculation wil lrestrict the incidence
o fthe disease to almost nil. . Typhoid
! fever was practically unknown among
the American soldiers exposed to the
j unsanitary conditions of the Mexican
border. The recent experience in
! Salem was illuminafirfg. The attack
rate of typhoid fever among the popu
lation was one in twelve. Among the
nearly three hundred ex-seryice men
in that city the attack rate was less
than one to fifty.
Those desiring this free service can
get in touch with the Commissioner
of Health, Gazette block, Medina, on
Monday, Wednesday or Friday from
10 to 12 a. m.
Next Monday, Aug. 1, occurs the
fourth of the series of "bargain
days" held monthly by 60 or more
merchants of the village, members of
the Medina Advertising club.
The three sales days thus i'av were
successful and justify faith for a
like result of the one to be held next
Monday.
As usual the merchants are again
offering attractive bargains, as is at
tested by their respective advertise
ments occupying two whole papes in
another part of the Sentinel. v
The growing interest in these
monthly sales events shown by the
buying public, particularly of the
outlying districts from the village,
has been carefully watched by the
merchants and has proved an inspir
ation to the latter to make each suc
cessive sales day a little more inter
esting and attractive than the pre
ceding one, at least so far as pos
sible. A noticeable element which augurs
for the continued success of sales
day in Medina is the presence here
each month of many new visitors
men and women from rather remote
distances from Medina, who erst
while have confined the greater part
of their shopping to commercial cen
ters nearer their homes. The re
peated visits of these people are in
terpreted as showing a satisfied feel
ing toward Medina as a trading place
and the treatment accorded them by
her merchants.
NEXT MONDAY
IS BARGAIN DAY
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