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VOL. LXVH -LOUIS 0. MAfeTL.PnbUihM.
PEBBYBBUBG, WOOD 00., 0 THtJEBDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1919.
$1.50 IN ADYAH (JE-IO. 32
WOULD MAKE ANNUAL
EVENT OF STREET FAIR
STREET PAIR AND PUMPKIN
SHOW GREAT SUOOESS
County Fairs Lure Concessionists
But Pumpkin Show Slakes
Although the task of securing
enough side shows and concessions
to make the Perrysburg Carnival
and Street Fair last week a success,
was a difficult one on account of the
many county fairs, the display of
pumpkins, squash, com, popcorn,
Cut by courtesy of Mr. Fred
handbag, one year's subscription
to the Journal, child's crib and
Merchants donated the prizes as
an ipduceinent to the farmer to
make a town display of his pro
duce. This is a fine spirit of unity
between town and countryman. Tt
gives the farmer a long deserved
invitation to make himself felt
wanted in town. -
The idea originated among the
firemen or Perrysburg. It is in
tended to make it a permanent es
tablishment and the boys have ex
pressed a desire to make it go so
far as to include the farmer as a
Aged Veteran Stricken
George. Mills, 94 years of age,
was stricken with paralysis, while
visiting with relatives in Weston,
on Tuesday last, which all but
proved fatal at the time of the at-
tacK. rnysicians state mere is lit
tle hopes for his recovery. Mr.
Mills is a pioneer and the oldest
resident of Perrysburg.
Don't miss hearing Mr. C. O
Poweygive his two5Riley recitals j
at, theTBf. S. Auditorium, Friday at
2:30 and 8:00 p. m
DR. B. KINSLEY
Office Hours 8 to 11 a. in.; 1 to 5
p. m. Office upstairs corner
Second and -Main Streets.
Phone Main 14.
ALFRED P. HAYWOOD
Tlntnn vf f!Mrvnwu.t.in
4th Street, Perrysburg, 0.Q inorease nnnual saiaries by at
6:00 to 9:00 Tuesday. Thursday and least $150 per year. After one
V, Saturday Evenings or lyear's service the employee is
by Appointment. granted 15 days' vacation, with
FREDERICK C. AVER1LL
818 Spitier Buildta.
Haw PImm 1AM.
JOHN ZURFLUH j
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER
Watches Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles.
806 Monroe St Toledo, O.
Near Michigan Street
Special cars will be taken with tht
(22k kL SmJmSf Vito,W
beans, wheat, buckwheat, oats, rye,
clover seed, sugar beets, tobacco,
canned fruit and fancy work, more
than made up for the deficiency.
These displays were numbered
and records placedn file much as
they are at a county fair. The
prizes consisted of cigars, tobacco,
coal, mop, horsewhips, ironing
board, rocking chair, taborette,
velocipede, Shinola set, cocoa,
candy, condensed milk, knife,
shoes, plates, scissors, stockings,
spotlight, auto cleaner, bicycle
tires, bread, broom, kodak, sav
ings stamps, $5 bank deposit,
clothes basket, sack of flour, towel,
W. Leu, of Toledo News-Bee.
member of the local civic associa
Efforts are already under way
to make the show an annual affair.
The prizes will be increased and
the farm products enlarged to in
clude all of the items produced on
the ordinary farm. An effort to
make an extensive poultry exhibit
at this time will be made.
Firemen responsible for the in
ception of the idea are: Arthur
"Williams, John Hayes, JohnAmon,
Charles Mills, Howard Shoe, Geo.
Rossbach, William Scott, Charles
Holbrook, Boy Taylor, Elbert "Wil
liams and Lewis Hillabrand.
LADIES' AID SOCIETY
ELECTS NEW OFFICERS
The annual election of officers of
the Ladies Aid Society of the M. E.
church was held Friday afternoon,
SeDtember 12. 1919. The new of-
fleers are as follows
pres Mrs. D. R. Canfield.
Vice-Pres. Mrs. Ray Carter.
Treas. Mrs. Esther Elting.
Sec'y Mrs. Earl Sarver.
Floral Treas. -Miss Cora Carter.
Chaplain Mrs. W. H. Spybey.
OPENINGS IN THE
The annual clerk and 'carrier ex
amination for positions in the To
ledo Postoff ice "will be held in that
city on October 4th, at 9 :00 a. m.
We are informed by Postmaster
Parish, of Toledo, that this exami
nation offers splendid opportuni
ties for the ambitious young man
for appointment to a permanent
nosition in the postal service.
While the entrance salary at the
present' time is but $1000 per yeai,
! thprn is n. bill nendinrr in Conerress
Application blanks for the ex
amination can be obtained by writ
ing the postmaster at Toledo.
The sales of fanners depend on
the way it is advertised. Hun
dreds of dollars are lost by farm
ers in not advertising their sales
properly. They lail to get the
crowds and bidders. It you con
template holding a sale this fall
come in and we will tell you of a
plan which has brought out the
crowds and the bidders in other
places. We will talk the matter
oyer with you and our advice is
tasr , -..
School Yeear Promises to Be Very
Profitable, Much Enthus
There are now one hundred and
eighteen students in Perrysburg
High School. Sixty-seven girls
and fifty-one boys. This is a re
cord breaker for Perrysburg and
it places P. H. S. the second larg
est high school in the county.
There are fourteen students in
the Senior Class, ten girls and four
boys; twenty-one in the Junior
Class, twelve girls and nine boys;
thirty-one in the Sophomore Class,
twenty girls and eleven boys ; and
fifty-two in the Freshman Class,
twenty-five girls and twenty-seven
boys. This is the largest Fresh
man 'Class and another peculiar
and good indication is the fact
that the boys are continuing their
school work. Note there are more
boys than girls in this class.
The Literary Societies are again
organized fQr business. Much en
thusiasm is being shown. There
is no doubt that excellent pro
grams will be given this school
year by each society.
School work is going smoothly.
The school year promises to be
pleasant and profitable. Much in
terest is being shown in the sub
ject of vocational guidance.
It is the aim to have the minis
ters, professional and business men
give talks to the Higli School.
Rev. Spybey will give a short talk
Several of the class of 1919 are
attending college. Misses Eloise
Simmons, Elizabeth Hund, Mil
dred Budd, and Wilma Waggoner
are attending Bowling Green
Normal. Murr Canfield is attend
ing the Toledo University, Miss
Madeline Hoffman is attending
Wooster University, and Lindsey
Johnson expects to go to Toledo
University. We wish them well.
The teachers had their first
meeting Monday evening after
school. Because of the large en
rollment it has been decided to
have the children march out in
fours instead of twos, as they have
heretofore been doing.
The smaller of the two new In
ternational busses is now in use.
The other one is expected to be
ready for use in the near future.
The boys have organized their
foot ball team. They chose Mi.
Chester Hanley as faculty man
ager; Leo. Dibling as student
manager, and Walter Thornton as
captain. The first game will be at
Mr. C. O. Power, dramatic
reader, will give two recitals of
Riley's poems, next Friday, Sept.
26, at 2:30 and 8:30 p. m. Mr.
Power has made a lifelong study
of James Whitcomb Riley and his
poems, as well as Visiting the home
of Riley. Not only has he had
many personal visits with the
"Children's Poet," but he has also
visited Mr. Riley's sweetheart,
"Orphan Annie." With such di
rect study of Riley's poems we are
assured of two excellent entertain
ments. So a good attendance
ought to be present to hear these
wonderful selections rendered by
an artist in expression. The
school's share of the proceeds will
help pay for the new piano.
IVY LEAF SOCIAL
Rebekah Lodge enjoyed a very
pleasant evening Wednesday of last
week when many of their friends,
together with South Side Cassel
and Pink Carnation Lodges of To
ledo, joined them in celebrating the
sixty-eighth anniversary of the Re
bekah Degree. A fine program was
in store, as well as a number of
very fine pies for luncheon.
Mail for the following will be
sent to the dead letter office or re
turned if not claimed on or before
Saturday, Sept. 27th, 1919.
Bigler, Dr. L.; Crowley, Mar
garet ; Edwards, F. M. ; Hill Stand
ard Mfg. Co.; Lasley, Rev. T. ;
Meyers, M. P.; Roth, Leo; Rowo,
W. A.; Snill, A. B.; Waggoner,
Mrs. Wm. ; Willhite, Mrs. D. A.
Ft. Meigs Grange will hold an
important meeting at their hall on
Thursday evening of this week,
Sept. 25th. AU members are re
(pftftf d tQ b pretext,
100 Bushels an Acre Corn Yeilds
Sought By Many.
One hundred fanners in Ohio
nre striving to raise one hundred
bushels of corn to the acre this
season. They arc entered in the
Men's 10-Acrc Corn Contest, con
ducted by the Ohio State Univers
ity. The yields are based on
shelled corn reduced to a moisture
content of 20 per cent. Members
of this contest are automatically
entered in a contest conducted by a
farm paper of national circulation,
offering 18 medals and $10,000 in
Treating Wheat For Smut.
Losses from stinking smut of
wheat were rather high this year
and. many growers are planning to
clean up next year's crop by seed
treatment this fall.
Very smutty grain probably
should not be lised for seed but may
be used if treated by the soaking
and skimming method. If not too
much smut is present the sprink
ling method which is more teasily
handled may be adopted.
The formaldehyde solution is pre
pared by stirring one pint of for
maldehyde in 40 gallons of water.
This will treat about 50 bushels of
grain. In the soaking and skim
ming method, the grain is poured
slowly into this solution and stir
red. Floating smut kernels and
smut balls are skimmed before they
take up water and sink. The solu
tion is then drained off, the grain
dumped into a pile, and covered
for not more than two hours.
In the sprinkling method, the
grain should first be thoroughly
reclened so as to remove all the
smut balls possible, spread out in a
thin layer, and sprinkled with the
formaldehyde solution until fairly
wet. Then it should be piled up
and covered with canvas or blank
ets for two hours. After this it
should be spread out again to dry.
All treated grain should be sown
as soon as possible in order to avoid
injury to tne germination, ah
treated grain not sown within 24
hours should be discarded for seed
purposes. It may be fed if thoroly
Drying Seed Corn Insures Good
Tests in caring for seed corn at
the Ohio Experiment Station show
corn giving the best germination
tests in the spring is that which has
been dried dut well in the fall and
to which some artificial heat has
been applied. It is necessary to
keep the corn well-ventilated, which
may be accomplished by suspending
the ears from a wire in a shed or
attic ; or the ears may be placed in
a sling between two strings so that
they do not touch each other. If
the corn is thoroughly dried before
freezing "weather the germination
test generally proves satisfactory in
On Wednesday afternoon, Sep
tember 17th, at her home on West
Indiana Ave., Mrs. Chas. Grues
haber entertained as a birthday
surprise for her neighbor, Mrs.
Fred Geoke, the following guests,
Mesdames John Seheider, Win.
Kazmaier, Sr., M. Stephan, Her
man Ilegamaster, Henry Rlioda,
Henry Betz, Henry Uthoff, George
Whitman, P, Kluepfel, Marie Will
iams, Herman Christie, Win, Zingg,
Geo. Lintner, and the Misses Helen
Zranger and Julia Roether, being
Don't Miss This One
The charming, dainty and petite
Anita Stewart in a story of "A
Girl Who Loved Babies and a Wife
Who Didn't," will bo the feature
play at the Perrysburg Auditorium
in "Human Desire," Sunday and
Monday, September 28th and 29th.
This picture was shown for one
whole week beginning Sept. 7th, at
the Temple theatre in Toledo and
it was no small effort on the part
of Manaeers Young in bringing
such a high class picture to Perrys
burg. You will be more than re
paid by seeing this one.
James Whitcomb Riley is dead,
but not his poems. So come, hear
Mr, 0. O. Power, an artist in ex
pression, givo two -Riley recitals,
Friday, .Sept. 20, at 2 :30 and 8 :00
p. m., in.H, S. Auditorium. Adults
35o, Children JOo, '
ffi.V ;iT'" T.W.T'" "T"""'' if
FRONT STREET SHELL HOLES
DRAW NEWSPAPER CRITICISM
WILL THE TIME EVER COME
When Front Street in Perrysburg
Will Be Fit to Ride Over?
There is no doubt that the condi
tion of Front street is 'in sad con
trast to the progress being made in
every line of industry and enter
prise in the village. With substan
tial business houses and modern
homes being erected and -with a
steady growth of population, the
condition of Front street is the
one obstacle to our more rapid
growth. Hundreds of tourists
during the summer months pass
through Perrysburg and over
Front street. The favorable
opinion of the progress of the
village is lost by the impressions
jarred out of them as they pass
over this miserable piece of road.
Will- 'the village officials and
Civic Association let another year
pass without this street being' im
The bouguet handed Perrysburg
by Geo. R. Pulford, sporting editor
of the Blade, in an issue Of one
evening last week, had a beautiful
"thorn" in it, but not without.
Mr. Pulford knew just the long
and the short of the situation and
we take the liberty of reproducing
his article for the benefit of our
If you drive a car and have been
on Broadway of late you doubtless
have noticed the huge hand at the
the corner of Broadway and Court
land streets, advising motorists to
turn onto Courtland and pick up
tne Dixie highway across the river,
to avoid tha speed traps in Mau
mee. Who erected the sign no one
seems to know. And what's more I
no one seems to care. That it was
placed to attract the attention of
motorits and save them from fall
ing into the clutches of deputy
sheriffs and "constubles," operating
between Toledo and Maumee, is
enough for the average owner of an
automobile to know.
Taking the Courtland street
route, over the Fassett street bridge
sends the tourist through Wood
county, where, so far as is known,
there has been no organized perse
cution of automobilists.
There is just one objection to the
route and it is not sufficient to in
duce the average driver to remain
on the west side of the river, and
chance arrest. The good paving,
which characterizes the work of the
state highway commission, breaks
at the Perrysburg limits, and the
ride through Perrysburg is not a
thing of joy.
lbe attitude of some residents of
A Bank's Strength
is determined by three things:
1. Capital and Surplus
3. Confidence and Good Will of
By virtue of the last two named essentials
this bank has been able to build up capital
and surplus account to $80,000.00, and total
assets to nearly three-quarters of a million
dollars in its forty years of service, which
gives it its place as "The Oldest Bank in
H. H. SARGENT,
E. L. BLUE.
A. C. FULLER.
R. R. HARTSHORN, Cashier.
ZAMTAL STOCK ) 30,000.00
SURPLUS f 30,000.00
M ji R H gftJl
the village is, "Why should we pave
the street and have you fellows
from Toledo wear it out?" This
undoubtedly is the minority opin
ion, but nevertheless the road is
vile for a short distance and should
bo repaired not for Toledo motor
ists, but for Perrysburg's sake.
Just outside of Perrysburg the
Dixie highway is resumed and the
pavement is splendid all the way
toBowling Green. Next time you
drive up the river try tne route
over the 'Fassett street bridge,
through Perrysburgi and avoid the
Power Companies Consolidate
The recently organized Dixie
Light & Power Co.. consisting of
progressive farmers living on the
Dixie Highway, south of town, has
consolidated with the Webster
Light & Power Co., and have in
corporate for $100,000.
The new company will have over
32 miles of line starting 1 miles
south of Perrysburg and terminat
ing just south of Lucky, where they
tap onto the Toleko, Fortoria &
Findlay line for current.
The farmers are showing unlim
ited progress in their chosen voca
tion, and when it comes to modern
equipment and conveniences, they
stop at naught. More power to
Mrs. La Vern Finch, aged 23,
wife of Roy E. Finch, died at her
home in Perrysburg, of tuberculo
sis on Monday, Sept. 22, at 5 p. ra.
Funeral services were held Wed
nesday at the residence, Rev. O. D.
Swank officiating. Interment at
Ft. Meigs cemetery.
Funeral services were held Wed
nesday at St. Joseph church in
Maumee for Mrs. Leona Berthren,
aged 44 years, wife of limn Berth
ren, who died at her home in Mau
mee, Monday, Sept. 22, at 5 p. m.
Burial was made in St. Joseph's
Perry Hall, aged 62 yeras, died
at his home in Holland, on Friday
of last week. Funeral services
were held Sunday and burial was
made in the Holland cemetery.
Special Legion Meeting
Perrysburg Post No. 28. Ameri
can Legion; will hold a speeial
meeting and smoker at the Civic
rooms, on Tuesday evening, Sept.
30, at 8:00 p. m.
Many important subjects will be
taken up and it is requested every
ex-service man be present.
Dr. Daniel D. Carter will preach
at the Dowliiig Methodist clmrch
Sunday morning at 10 :30.
A. J. WITZLER,
Chairman Finance Com.
J. E. DUNIPACE.
W. H. RHEINFRANK. ,