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1 May 1932

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1 May 1932

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Portsmouth Sunday Times (Newspaper) - May 1, 1932, Portsmouth, Ohio ,1 v the Portsmouth bunday tim Rowan Kay ill to fair again to be held at Lucas vill is selected to revise list will consider admission slash. A amp sr�?T1 i features planned Industrial exposition racing program and Rabbit show will be held. Mum for Seimoto comity 1932 fair were discussed at a meeting of the fait Board Beld Friday afternoon in the office of b. M. Thomas county farm agent. Applications for endorsement of Myers t. Cooper,.candidate for governor i j. Taber for v. S. Aerator and i. B. Palmer for lieutenant governor were tabled. The Board Quot tat de that it la a non partisan body and cannot enter politic by endorsing certain candidate just because they Ara Friendly to the Farmer. La keeping with the Economy program in the county the Board a decided to reduce fair premiums. C b. Plummer s. Coles Peebles and Corwin Knowles were appointed a committee to revise the Premium list. At usual location the Board also discussed reduction of the admission Price from m cents to 25 cents. Another meeting will be held to Iron out the admission problem. The fair will he held in Lucasville fair grounds. Changing the fair to a new location was not discussed. La the racing program the Board is planning a Handicap race a new event for the fair. This race will give All horses a Chance to run. An Industrial expo sit by of Scioto county manufacturing products will he sponsored. Plan Rabbit Shew a Rabbit show also will be held. The Abow was a big Success last year. President Lafe Taylor was absent and Joseph Appel vice president presided. Menders present were Walter f. Gahm Secretary s. Coles Peebles Arthur Moulton Pearl overture John Kapp. Frank melt George Law mylar Ralph Calvert Forrest Gordon r. M. Thomas and c. B. Plummer. My Afee Busy during april Valjean colourful editor kept trusty a a Gate nearby history of Portsmouth s journalistic life continued from the publication of the Scioto Valley Republican Down to death of the tabloid news. By Lynn a. Wittenburg Portsmouth times staff writer a this is the second instalment of a series of two articles on the newspaper history of Portsmouth. The first instalment appeared in the sunday times last editor. Appearing on the newspaper a boards came the Scioto Valley new City physician reports that he made 199 Home Calls. Fir. J. Paul Mcafee new City physician in Portsmouth experienced a Busy month according to his Rel Ort for april submitted to the inward of health at its meeting Friday. A a he had 257 office Calls made iwo i to my Calls had five obstetrical cases vaccinated 28 and attended two prenatal clinks. Or. A d. Tatje City health commissioner last month took care. Of two cases of tuberculosis is esses of Bearley fever two measles 12 of pneumonia Aud one whooping cough Case. A w. Bierley. Milk inspector reported making 74 Ham inspections in april obtained 43 pimples of milk for analysis. Inspected five milk plants made six be visits inspected 15 milk haulers for producers and made bacteria tests of 80 pimples of milk of platforms a1 plants for producers and says be found the milk in splendid condition. Mrs. Georgia c. Sikes resident Burse at the health neuter reported that the nurses visited 25b Homes in april 127 of these visits were for tuberculosis til Roo for diphtheria 44 for Scarlet Fedor seven for infants glue for pre school children four for school children 47 for miscellaneous and four paediatric clinics were held which were attended by 57 persons. Instructions of infant feeding were Given 13. Three tuberculosis clinics were Beld attended by 27 persons seven tuberculin tests were made and two ecu Tal Clink s held. The total nurses attendance at clinic was 17. Thirty lit a Calls were made to doctors offices three office consultations were held 243 Telephone Calls were answered 14� patients visited the health office 12 a ase mum tests were made Aud four spa Tui Sample were called. One patient was sent to Portsmouth general Hospital. I he ism re heard thew report Aud allowed the schedule of $1.540.51. Will be unable to talk to rotarians count Albert von Lesye Howsky of Detroit mich., who was to have addressed members of the rotary club at the hotel Hurth monday noon a been drafted for jury duty in Detroit and will la unable to fill his onion Garnet t Here. Ile plan to Eoanu Here later. He a second in i e Minand of frown Prince Wilhelm. A German Raider during the world War. Trappers Urpi i re game Kuik. itis tip Rte pre j coding tinder Cut Ting. Ret Art steadily depleting the Pym tuning swamp re it or Vul area Ltd to it wild s a the first group it Niue into per re Quot Rte a Ortw Wail Quot removal of 1.1 so raid its Isi Quail by a or Sirret it. The trap a get amp Usa set in flying squirrels in one nest a in on a mini m to Kwh Ewing. Neb a it i i cd a the. Bani jeweler and kor or. A. A be of aluminium Iju to Ftp the Teeth from a natured Alum Laytn Tea k title ii. Adj the Teeth Are wit it Arf Borkhi int Al of. Tomn Friend neb till a two re tar head flu teems Minn sri non w. A Brown Aas Hecto mayor Ami h k Haim editor a we Penn it paper Ait a baser to it publican. Stephen p. Drake started the paper in 1853. It wan continued until 1803 when it a discontinued. About 1800 it was revived As a Reinl weekly by Samuel p. Drake Ami s. F. Wetmore but later sold by them to c. K. Erwin in 187� and continued As a weekly until 187�, in that year it was purchased by a. Mcfarland jr., and consolidated with the Tribune. The firm of Mcfarland and Klick continued the combined i filters nut la october 1877, when to. Ii. Bonsall leased the office and issued the paper in his own name until january. 1881. At that time Klick sold out to a. Mcfarland and the pier was continued by him until january 1883. The Tribune was sold to the torts month publishing Ca in january 1885. It in turn sold out to Fil mor Musser and co. In 1893, and later drifted onto some financial Shoals. J. F. Strager was Mosseri partner. Mosser sold the paper in november 181 7, to Henry j. Thomas of Manchester. It. H. Stevenson was the editor. A Hie paper then became a weekly democratic paper. It was originally whig afterwards american changed its coat to Republican Ami thru turned democratic. Since its is in 1830 it had run the Gamut of All political a riles. The Scioto Valley Republican mentioned above and sinned by h. P. Drake in 1852, suspended during a port of the civil War. Its publishers having volunteered. It a revived As a Semi weekly after the War by s. P. Drake and i. F. Wet More until 1870 when it was mild to c. E. Erwin and continued by Erwin As a weekly until the Centennial year when a. Mcfarland purchased it and merged it with the Tribune forming a part of the basis of the vitriolic Organ published by the dynamic and fearless j. K. T a1-teau. The latter a bought the Tribune from a. Mcfarland in september Isth. 8. P. Drake and co. Started the Valley Blade in 1870. C. E. Irwin a the first editor. Valjean succeeded Irwin and established the Portsmouth Blade. Valjean iad a company behind him in the publication of the Valley Blade. The Lurer later changed to the Dally Blade. In nov. 13, 1880, the Blade priming co. Was incorporated to Vatu a capital Stock of $2u,u0u. Ran sensational paper it was the editorial policy of j eau to make the Imper sensational. Aud sensational in the extreme be made in Nelson to. Evans in his history of Scioto county says during the 20 years of Valjean s editorial career Portsmouth was cursed Ith personal journalism. Ile increased his enemies until Hie removal became a Public necessity. Ills policy tailed a it was certain to do Aud the year Imp found the taper badly involved Aud the palier about to i ass into the hands it a residents of Portsmouth living today who remember Valjeane a career As a publisher unhesitating a Brand his journalism As distinctly a yellow Quot Aud say his tirades against individuals und untempered stories of town scandal necessitated him keeping a a Boss pistol it hts Finger til Day Aud night for years to protect Hui sell from attack by enraged readers. It is said he often whipped out his trusty firearm Aud forced accused Cullers to Lieut a Hasty Retreat before they could carry out their intention of giving the Belize Cut editor a sound thrashing. Once he was caught unprepared however Aud Given a lashing with a horse whip and another time a woman threw Pepper into his eyes. To continue the existence of the Blade the palier i hissed into the hand of u new management. Jan la 1897, Charles e. Hard a resident of Portuni South today und still Active in Republican politic became editor und president of the i concern. To. V. Vail Simmons continued As Secretary Aud treasurer. Valjean promptly secured control of the Tribune Aud the worst Uchs Wihr War in the history of Southern Ohio was fought to a finish. Neither Side asked or gave Quarter. Yes y0\j \ 0u want a Strong body milk is amp great bodybuilder a full of vitality. Drink More of it pure milk co a milk is Rich in nourishment and it is pure. Is ads is Standard relieved of it incubus of Joan Lam the Blade Proe tiered. The publisher found its increased favouritism made us place of business at second and court streets where it had been for More than a Quarter of a Century too Small. Cramped for spun the publisher purchased the three Story building on the North Side of second Street once occupied by the firm of Miller Cissna and co. And changed it into a Model newspaper Plant for those Day. The first Issue of the paper from the new Plant took plate june 2, 1902. The Blade was editorially Republican and fought its political fights Iii the news columns As Well. In later years the Blade found itself gradually crowded from the Field by fhe rapidly growing and increasingly popular Portsmouth times edited and published by Larry e. Taylor and Vallee Harold. Charles e hard who later became Secretary to president Warren g. Harding. To. V. Simmons and the famous col. John Higgins sold the Kinde in 1911 to William Miller a publisher of Dresden who was financially hacked by Pearl Selby. A Merlier of the firm of the Mel by shoe co., at that time but now a resident of Cleveland judge a. Z. Blair John t. Braces and other Portsmouth business men of Means interested in the prohibition cause. The Pinter was purchased primarily to promote the dry fight As at that Lime the crusade to drive out the Saloon and All intoxicating liquor was raging at fever Lieut. I under Bill Millers regime the Blade built a new Home on sixth Street on the North Side of the Street Between Chillicothe and Gay streets of the Alley opposite the Phil m. Tit Reich Home. The building is now occupied by the both sporting goods House. Tile Blade moved into its new Home in 1912 and published there until 1923 when it suspended through Lack of business and sup Liport. The times Only one left As stated in the introduction of a his Story Tho town was Reni reset Ted in the newspaper Field by tile time As Fry Hack As 1818. This was 15 years after the town was Laid out. It a a weekly later suspending. Bat other times sprung up in its place blossoming from a weekly to a Semi weekly and thin to a daily. Portsmouth s first directory issued in 185b shows that a daily times was published june 2, Issy by messes Shannon Hoy and Ca another historical reference says that Walter c. Hood started a in a per called the Portsmouth times in 1852 and continued it until i8da James to. Newman in 1801 took up the reins of the times where Hood or somebody else Alan done them Ujj or inn a pro Riith nil exception a1 history in that it has prospered from the beginning Down through the decades weathering All the pit Falls and dangers that usually befall a publication. It Early became prosperous and attained a wide reputation. For fully 30 years under the management Aud Editorship of or. Newman it held first place As the Lead lug Ohio weekly. In december 1891, Vallee Harold purchased a half interest in the palier Aud took Active cont Rob in february 1893, or Harold sold his share in the publication to j. L. Patterson who assumed entire direction of the newspaper Craft. In 1894 a Stock company was formed it the head of which was or. Patterson and the weekly Broad ened into a dully. Later or. Harold succeeded in Atter on As editor and manager. Taylor buys control four years after the first daily times was printed in 1898, j. L Patterson and j. H. Collier sold to Vallee Harold and h. K. Taylor their minority Stock Al the times Puisis Linig co. In 10uo Taylor secured control of the daily times to Lough the Purchase of Stock of Jones to. Newman the founder. Portsmouth get its own first sunday paper in 1919 when h. E. Taylor and bus brother George m. Taylor est Iblis hed the sunday times. Then followed the morning san in 1920. The Sun under George x. Taylor then took Over the sunday times. Messes. Taylor and Harold stress local news and dramatic deadline above everything else and conducted a vigorous editorial policy. Boosting Portsmouth was the constant Ulm of the Taylor Harold papers and much of tile towns expansion May be attributed to the incessant lauding of the advantages and prospects of the City and its environs. Following the death of his partner Vallee Harold dec. 7, 192� Taylor became sole owner of the limes and morning Sun through Pur i base of the Harold it ode from the Harold estate. George m. Taylor tragic death by drowning july 4. 192b, six month before Harold a death dealt h. E. Taylor such a staggering blow that newspaper work lost its test for him. Ii Rush Moore buys paper Taylor sold ills Portsmouth inter ests to the present owner the be Wallo pers inc. Of Canton in january two. Tile Brush Moore interests discontinued the morning Hun. April 8, 1930, but continued the sunday times. The Portsmouth times a first printed in a building on Market Street on the East Side Between second and third. The Plant was then Mored to the Massac Block Southwest Corner of second und Market greets. Then the Plant was moved to second above court on Hie South Side of the Street the third door above court. Later the palier was moved to its present site which prior to being converted into a news la a Ier Plant was a flour Mill operated by j. To. Fulton and co. Prior to that Multi Tiff and Bush operated a stove and Range works there. Hie Portsmouth correspondent a German weekly was starter in 1853 by Edward Maine As an Independent twp or with democratic tendencies. Bailie conducted the paper until 1873, w Heil he sold it to Julius Box. Three years sufficed for Box when the sheriff sold him out and John t. Miller purchased and conducted the paper until 189u Ile sold out to George Fec hunger. The latter sold out to Carl Huber in 1883 and Huber changed the political complexion of the Publ location to Republican. In Iski Louis f. North of Cleveland bought the paper from Huber and conducted it As Republican Organ. Korths correspondent was virtually washed off the newspaper map by the 1913 flood. The equipment was caught in that deluge in its building third and Washington streets and the palier never resumed publication after that. Major Korth has since been called to tile great beyond. Another German paper the Linier Zeit on time was published by Julius Bock from 18�8 to 1875. The Imper was later taken Over by Herr Fromm whose Sou is still in the printing business in Chillicothe. At one time there was a palier Tho free Lance published by w. G. Cooper and Samuel j. Huston. The Portsmouth press a started in 1890 by an incorporated Minim by known As the Enterprise pub hailing co. It was a weekly Aud Republican in polities. At one time Cash w. To. Evans was owner of the press. Later the Tompary sold it to Leslie m. Mann and go r. Barlow. Afterwards Barlow sold or to James Skelton. Ile in turn sold it to Carl who Soh it to the Tribune. For awhile it was published As a democratic weekly by Hie Tribune. Tabloid Short lived for two years the town had a morning daily tin Star published by f. To. Meyer in the old Damarius building on second Street he started the paper in 1014, supposedly backed by tile Scioto county Republican organization but it did t inst Long and went the Way of All other papers that lacked the whole hearted support of ifs constituency und suspended in 191�. Portsmouth also for a Short time had in its midst an offspring of the modern newspaper Whir a the tabloid. The news a tabloid was born in november 1930, and a hardly out of its swaddling clothe when it succumbed to Lack of financial nourishment and passed to the newspapers Happy publishing grounds in february. 1931, at the tender age of three months. Other Wihib libations included the Leader by j. Carter and Jed Wolf in years gone by Chi Robson a sports palier the spartan. Plummer and Vangorderp a Farmers paper and the free press in which k. L. Ital Singer and senator John Lloyd were interested at various time. Today organized labor is publishing a weekly the labor review and Loo denier is editor. 104dth beating did it Han Jose up a one beating has sent Many women to a Dot Firce court but it took 1.040 of them to Send mrs. Mabel Schwartz seeking separation from her husband Jack. Mrs. Schwartz complaint. Filed Bere enumerates the beatings 1.o40 of them in 13 years of married life. Woodcarving pays him c Edar rapids up a Henry j Geiger was a Carpenter by Trade with woodcarving As his spare time Hobby until business became so Slack that he scarcely could make a living at carpentry. Now most of his time is spent with his carving which he Bas put on a Money making i Tasic a pol it irs i advertisement a political advertisement a political advertisement i t v to the voters of Scioto county von being the judge i Ain presenting my qualifications which i sincerely believe Are of such a nature to properly fill the office of probate judge of Scioto county the nomination for which i am seeking and which will be determined at the May 10th primaries. I am a native of Scioto county having been bom at Otway and while a Small boy moving to new Boston where i graduated later from the High school and one year later 1913, graduated from the Portsmouth High school. At that time i was but 16 years of age and was of necessity compelled to seek employment. I went to work in the Portsmouth works Wheeling steel corporation and two years later had so applied myself by study that i was granted a certificate to teach. I taught for the following twelve years in the schools of new Boston with the exception of one year having enlisted in the army and serving ten months overseas. Following my return from the military service i began applying myself to the study of Law and did sufficient work to earn three years College credit work. I passed successfully the bar examination and Arn a full full fledged lawyer a qualification. I believe that will be of valuable assistance in the management of the office of probate judge. I am mentioning the above facts not with any attempt of self Praise but that the people might better appreciate the fact that application to any task in life has been a motto with me. If nominated and elected to Tho office of probate judge i want every person in Scioto county t feel they will be at Liberty to consult me at any time concerning an interests they May have with the office. I also wish to state that in the event girls charged with Deli Quiney Are brought before the court that i will personally arrange with a capable woman who will investigate their cases and have personal supervision in All such eases. I will appreciate the support of All persons who believe i am competent and worthy. I have been graciously treated by the people of Scioto county Ami appreciate their loyalty. Those who have supported me in the past i feel sure have never had cause to regret their action. They eau vote fur to on May 16 with that Sam positive Assurance that my duty will in Dun honestly efficiently and courteously. Very truly a Vernon Smith a tame a at Law. Lawyer school teacher for Legal and juvenile problems. President goes fishing alone Hoover deserts rest of party on first Day at Rapidan Camp. By the Anim 4 pm Luray va., april 30-pres i Dent Hoover set out along Ilia favorite front Stream today almost immediately after Bis arrival at bus Flap Dan Camp in the Virginia mountains. While other members of the party including attorney general Mitchell and Secretary Wilbur fished elsewhere along the Stream. Or. Hoover set off alone. White House aides reported that he Trent immediately to his Cabin upon reaching the Camp donned his hip boots and left with his favorite Rod and reel. It was the chief executive first Opportunity to fish this season. Those who remained in the presidential Camp expected him to return late for luncheon. He planned to rest during the afternoon with possibly another fishing expedition before Nightfall. The trip of the presidential party from the capital into the Virginia mountains was uneventful and was made in about the usual time of three hours. Or. Hoover found the sky heavily overcast upon his arrival at Camp but declined to let the weal a interfere with his fishing. At lunch time he was busily casting a a it distance from the Camp while other members of his party fished close by. Iowan Imperial potentate Des Moines but a Earl c. Mills. Des Moines attorney will lie Conie Imperial potentate of the ancient arabic order. Nobles of the Mystic shrine on july �3. Mills has been a in Etnier of the masonic Lodge for 34 years. He will lie advanced at the san Francisco convention in july. 2hka ded Alfhia is Sterling up a Benny a two headed calf owned by the by Dan ranch. Pawnee Valley is attracting attention. Benny was born with two Complete Heads each about Normal size and fully equipped. He Nee with All four eyes and drinks with both of his months. Rubber insulated Chassis and running gear Taylor Universal motor co. 1112-1120 Gallia baby slightly Hurt As train runs Over her by to Anofia Ltd a pm Bluefield w. A april 30 a an engine and to freight cars ran Over a is months old baby lying Between the. Rails but the Only injuries physician could find were bruises on the Temple and Cheek. A flagman on the rear of the freight train saw a White bundle Between the rails after the train passed Over the spot near Goodwill. The bundle looked so much like a baby he signalled for an emergency atop and ran to the spot. He and other members of the train Crew found the baby Anna Aker crying. An examination failed to show any serious injuries. The child too Young to walk. Is believed to have crawled to the tracks from her parents Home nearby. Hornick will take up do tie monday e. J. Hornick newly appointed Secretary of the Portsmouth welfare association has arrived in the City from fort Wayne ind. And will take up his duties with the welfare association monday. Mrs. Hornick and children will join or. Hornick in Portsmouth after the dose of the school year. Cagney would Makei two pictures fret los Angeles april 30-j offer to make two motion Pictral free of Cost for the film it no Nav cd that suspended him was Madei Day by James Cagney film on condition the company meet. I a demands for a salary inn on ii nine months. H Cagney whose suspension by la Warner Brothers first nation company followed bus demand f an increase from $1,000 week a $4,000. Said that unless the Coni in nil granted him the increase within nine months he Woald retire fran the Industry and become a clan. Lim1 my Dermott m. E. To have program the methodist Church at Mott will give an entertainment id the High school auditorium for Dirl night May c at 8 of clock. Ade \,.ai who won the fiddler a contest adj in Portsmouth will be on the Gram. The in Man Trio Purtee brother. And o. K. Barnes will also furnish music at the entertainment. Open for business Weber a shoe store Imi Gallia oar. Findlay St economize by having your eyes properly taken care of easy terms optometrists Bennett and Babcock 720 sixth Street announcing the program at a glance old fiddlers contest. City auditorium--1 15 p. M. Admission 25c�?10c a St. Paul. Oratorio. Choral society City auditoriums. 15 p. Of. Silver offering Frederic. Pianist City .auditorium�?8 15 p. Of. Admission s2j50, is 50, is of Jubilee festival. City auditoriums 15 p. Of. Admission 50c�?25c Coe Clade. Contralto City auditoriums 15 p. Of. Admission 2250, Sim. Sim Marshall College night City auditorium�?115 p. Of. No admission charge Compinsky Trio. City auditoriums. 15 p. Of admission $2-59, Sim is of grand finale band concert. Fairfield stadium�?2 to p. To. Admission 25c�?10c a spectacular Parade of contesting bands the afternoon of May 14. And a massed band concert and formation under a celebrated band Leader at Fairfield stadium will be the closing event. Seven big concert and four District contests will feature Huntington s great festival of music. Cash Prises totalling nearly one thousand dollars and nearly too Silver cup will be awarded in the contests. Railroads and bus lines have announced excursion rates from All Points into Huntington for the entire festival. Special hotel rates for contestants. A season pass for one couple $2-00 As Lono As they last Send for yours. Now the Tri state music festival May 7th to nth Huntington. W. A. A festival offering the Zenith of artistic accomplishment in a series of concerts by leading operatic and instrumental artists and District competitive events for piano choral group orchestras and bands will be introduced to the Tri state area by the Tri state music festival association of Huntington May 7 to 14. Coe Clade the Brilliant Young contralto of the Chicago civic opera co., whom Mary Carden americans Foremost Prima Donna acclaimed a Genius and whom critics in every musical City in America have hailed As the greatest Carmen to have fired the enthusiasm of opera lovers for More than Twenty years will bring a colourful note to the festival with an operatic concert May la. In a series of scenes from her most famous Success Carmen. Mignon and others in costume. Then there will be Jerold Frederic pianist who recently created a juror of musical interest in the East by marvelous technic and dramatic interpretative ability and the Compinsky Trio a russian instrumental ensemble that in recent years has forged its Way into the forefront of chamber music in this country. Each will be heard in individual concerts. In addition the Huntington choral society with a chorus of one Hundred and Twenty five Solo voices. The Jubilee festival presenting a chorus of two Hundred and fifty negro voices with Revella Hughes radio Star. A Marshall night a performance dedicated to the departments of music and Art of Marshall College. Also the festival will include the old fiddlers convention. Which is in reality an annual gathering of the Mountain minstrelsy of several states. Take advantage of the train and bus rates for this festival. Send Check. Money order or Money to p. O. Bok no. 2. Huntington. W. A. For number of season passes desired and they will be forwarded immediately to your address. Tri state music festival Huntington w. A. Andersons tickets on Sale at toilet goods dept first floor

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