Amherst News-Times, 1922-03-16
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jT THE AMHERST NEWS-TIMES VOL. III. No. 48. IMUBO THURSDAY <a) AMHBRST, OHIO, THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1922. \y Subscription Prlee. St.00 par Yen* BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT WILL CONTINUE THE ECONOMIC LAW IS LEVELING CONDITIONS SLOWLY, SAYS OFFICER Of FEDERAL RESERVE BANK Editor's Note—The following was taken from the March issue of the Monthly Business Review, official paper of the Fourth Federal Reserve Bank. A big majority of uur correspondents this month report an Improvement in business, and most of them declare it as their opinion that the Improvement will continue. The economic law is leveling conditions slowly, just as the physical law of gravitation works by degrees rather than all at once. During 1921 manufacturers and others were directing their efforts towards cutting down their Inventories and were not ordering anything that they could possibly get along without. This holding off On buying continued until Inventories were taken on December 31, when a resumption of buying in a moderate volume began In a number of Industries. The process at this stags, is more one of 'matching dollars," relieving the unemployment situation, but without much prospect of profit on plant operation. Without question there le more activity in business than there was a month ago. It is true that a great many people are pessimistic at this time, but It must be remembered that this Is the season when financial statements from commercial and- manufacturing concerns showing last year's operations are being exhibited. People feel worse when they come (o a realisation of their actual condition which has in fact existed for some time. An outstanding feature of tbe reports received this month Is the frequent reference to lower stocks of goods carried. Such expressions as these occur: "Our customers a year ago were carrying large stocks of goods which have since bean absorbed." "The visible supply of materials In our industry has been greatly redafced." "Like everyone else in the Industry, teday we ear* mot purchase materials in anticipation of orders, and therefore unless we have from 30 to 60 days advance notice it is going to be most difficult to give you the shipments which you will require." Our correspondents refer to the "invisible supply of goods" (meaning In the hands of the consumer) and are sure in many commodities that supply Is near exhaustion. It would seem, therefore, that the business situation is gathering elements of strength underneath; reflecting Itself in this country in Increased turnover both in commodities and transactions, and abroad in the improvement of the exchanges. While seasonal trade will be emphasized and spurts occur followed by reaction in those industries repend- ent upon a seasonal demand ,it is our judgment that the renewed activity in many lines of business is the beginning of a steady return to "better times." HIGH CAGERS TO MEET VERMILION SATURDAY The high cagers will battle with Vermilion at the local gym Saturday night. The local lads were able to defeat Vermilion at Vermilion a short time ago and are confident of a victory Saturday night. Tbe local girls have been defeated twice by the Vermilion girls at Vermilion, the scores, however, being close. The girls' game Is expected to be close. This will be the last game of the season for the local teams with other high schools. The last game will be played with the Alumni. PIONEER RESIDENT DIES SATURDAY WAS YOUNGEST MEMBER OF G. A. R. POST—LIVED IN AMHERST FOR FIFTY-FIVE YEARS A. C. Field, aged resident of Amherst and a veteran of the Civil war, passed away at his home on Spring street shortly before twe o'clock Saturday afternoon, following several years of falling health. Heart fall- re was the cause ot his death. The deceased was born In Germany and came to this country at the age of eight with hts parents. The family came to Amherst In 1867 and made their permanent home here. Mr. Field had been a resident of Amherst for 65 years and was 76 years ot ace at the time ot his death. . Mr. Field enlisted In the northern army at the age of 15 years and wm a member of the 124th Ohio Volunteer Lnfantry- He remained in training at Cleveland for a short time and saw active service at Fort Henry, Fort Donaldson and participated in the siege of Gettysburg. He was the youngest member of the Richard Alien post of the Q. A. R. of Klyrla and had been an active member in this organisation. By trade, Mr. Field was a carpenter and built many houses In Blyria, Lorain and Amherst. He is survived by his widow, one .daughter, Addle; two sons, Henry ot Akron and Alfred. Funeral services were conducted from the late home on Spring street Tuesday afternoon. Members of the atwoifew WwB? -aMBsmrE AXtvu G. A. R. and Spanish American War veterans association attended the funeral services. Military rites were held at the grave. Burial was made in Cleveland street cemetery. JUNIORS PLANNING FOR JUNIOR-SENIOR RECEPTION The Junior class of the local high school are now making plans for the Junior-Senior reception which will be held the latter part of April or the first of May. The entertainment com mlttee Is now working on a play which will be presented after the dinner. The place for the banquet has not as yet been decided but will be arranged by next week. "A RUSTIC ROMEO" TO PLAY T CAST IS MADE UP OF TWENTY- TWO LOCAL PEOPLE—AUSPICES OF K. OF P. LODGE Final arrangements for the presentation ot "A Rustic Romeo," which will be given at the Opera House this evening, have been made. The play Is being given under the auspices of the local order of the Knights of Pythias and includes a cast of twenty- two local people. Nolan Dreltsler, noted singer of Lorain, also appears In the cast. Mr. Dreltsler has been secured by the order to-polish the fine points of'the play, as he has specialised In coaching similar plays. Rehearsals have been held regularly for the past several days and everything ia In readiness tor tbe presentation. The setting of the ploy is In Chow- dervllle, a fishing village on Long Island Sound. The scenes are "Main street of Chowdervllle on a .busy day" and "Doollttle's hotel on tbe Fourth of July." The cast of characters Is as follows: John Jabe Doollttle, Heart Smasher of Chowdercille.. Jerry Tenhope Hlnk Spinney, Peddles tinware, wood ware, hardware, everywhere Art Dill Sid Roberts. Who yearn for tbe great White Way Wm. Heller Asartol Figs, Storekeeper, postmaster Ed. Moeblus Qrandpaw Blue, Oldest Inhabitant i W. R. MacCarthy Miss Dee, A olrn, lone critic Mrs. H. Williams Evallnd Fupper, Chowdervllle belle —Mrs. J. Tenhope Mrs. Sarah Ellen Bprlggs, Looking tor a third Mrs. J. Orcutt Honeysuckle Spriggs, Her little sunbeam Helen Orcutt Society Leaders of Chowdervllle: Marigold Springer Rena Miller Columbine Summers Viola Weiss Fushla Fling Edith Heller Sellna Falls Esther Deuschle Wanda Winters Mrs. H. Eschtruth Ethelyn Beavers Edith Ehrman Lucretla Nome .Clara Schults Altbea Van Floss Louise Wernert Chowdervllle Fire Brigade: Bill Tenner .Nolan Dreltsler WMl Notes .-■—_.-.L.i.Fmnk Smith Curtiss Cleft Harry Williams David Keeper A. N.' Heller Reserved seats have been on sale at the Kuss drug store for several days and reports show that the seats are going fast. WANTED—Rags suitable for * cleaning presses. Will pay 10c * per pound. Phone Main 342 and * we will send for them. News- * Times. • FOREST 8TREET RE8IDENT DIES THJS MORNING Mr. and Mrs. Ed Pletch of Cleveland avenue are the proud parents of a baby daughter, born at the local hospital Thursday, March 9th. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin South Amherst George Oorr, Correspondent. illlllliilllll ENTERTAINS SOCIETY The Ladles' Aid society of the Methodist church was entertained by Mrs. Lewis Merchant, Sr., and Mrs. John Kauffman at the church parlors on Thursday afternoon. A business meeting was held, after which luncheon waa served by the hostesses. The society will be entertained on March 23rd by Mrs. William Allsop. MANY ATTEND DANCE A large crowd attended the dance given by the South Amherst Dancing club at the Foresters hall Saturday evening. Music for the event was furnished by the Berlin Heights orchestra. About fifty couples attended. LEGION TO GIVE DANCE The South Amherst Post ot the American Legion will give a dance at the Foresters' hall Saturday evening, March 25th. A large crowd Is expected to attend and a good time is assured. Music for the event will be furnished by the South Amherst orchestra. TO ENTERTAIN SOCIETY The Ladies'. Aid society ot tbe St. John's Evangelical church will be entertained by Mrs. F. Gasser at her home on West Main street. Tuesday afternoon. All members are requested to attend, as some important business will be discussed. !;*' SOUTH AMHERST BRIEFS Mr. and Mrs. Martin H. Schroeder and John Bruce spent Friday in Blyria. Mrs. Harry Dute returned to her home In Elyria Friday after spending several days visiting at the home ot Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Schleferstlne. Mr. and Mrs. John Wagner, Mrs. Charles Bryant and Mrs. Theressa Dute spent Thursday in Elyria. Ben Martin and Andrew Schleferstlne spent Friday in Elyria. Mr. and Mrs. George Schroeder, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Becker and children, George and William Garthe and George Cox spent Monday evening visiting at the home of Mr. and Mn. George Gorr Miss Fern Hahn of Ridgeville spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hahn. Miss Muriel Baldry of Cleveland spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Stephenson Fred Almroth made a business,trip to Oberlln Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Witt ot Brownhelm spent Friday visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Philip Buler. The high school orchestra will practice at the Foresters' hail Monday evening. All members are requested to attend. The South Amherst band will practice at the town hall Tuesday evening. The Foresters ot Amerloa will hold an Important meeting in their hall on Wednesday evening. Fred Almroth spent Monday in San dusky on business. Mrs. Sarah McCord of Cleveland is spending several days with ber son, Robert McCord, on Bast Main strset. Andrew Schleferstlne Is confined to his borne with the flu. Contused en Mrs. Henrietta Godhard died at her home on Forest street Thursday morn Ing at 1 o'clock, at the age of 79 years. Gangrene was the cause of her death, she having suffered for tbe past several months. The deceased and her husband, who Is seriously ill at his home at the present time, moved here from Cleve- lad about a year and a half ago. They purchased the Mlschka property on Forest street, where they have been living since coming to Amherst. She Is survived by two daughter. Mrs. Lena Hall ad Mrs. Bertha Brown, also four sons: Amll, Justun, George and Henry, who all reside In Cleveland. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Excuse Our Dual. GRANGERS SERVE SUGAR & Sandstone Censer ef the We#**» -UlC The Hlckor> ae^Vrrange met Tues day afternoon ,n the I. O. O. F. hall In regular session. Tbe meeting open ed with a maple sugar dinner, open to the public. A Isrge number of people attended this dinner which was served l>y the ladles of the Orange. Following the dinner the regular routine of business was transacted, which consisted of taking In new members, reports from the committees and u short prorgam. ATHLETIC BANQUET AT H. E. B. M A. BANQUET 8ET FOR NEXT THUR80AY The final arrangements for the Amherst business Men's Association banquet, to be held at the Congregational church In Brownhelm, have been completed. There will be toasts given by various members, also other entertainments. As the tickets are selling rapidly, all those who wish to attend should see the committee about same before Monday or Tuesday. If there are some who have no way of getting there, be sure and make arrangements with the committee, Conrad Zilch, Frak Mlschka and C. J. Ehrmann. About 125 people are planning to attend and a good time is assured for all. The members of the boys' cage team of the Iocs 1 high school were banquetted last night In the Methodist church parlors by the members of the girls' basketball team as a closing event of tbe successful cage teams. About thirty wefce present, including the members ot t&e tsam and the faculty. - A chicken dinner was served at 7 o'clock, which was followed by toasts. Miss Lucille Pippert, captain of the girls' basketball »p*m. acted as toast- mlstress. Miss Donola Holllngsworth, tbe girls' coach, was tbe first speaker Coach Hurling was next called upon and he explained the success of the team, and In connection, the good times that he has had with the fellows during the season. Captain Neumeister and Monger were called upon from the team and they further explained the season on the whole, Including the trips and several noteworthy games. All of the members of the faculty were called upon and they voiced their opinion on the efforts put forth by the team in their march to another championship. Following the toasts, Louis Reichert sang two vocal solos, which were enjoyed. As a climax to the evening's entertainment, a one-act play was presented by the members of the girls' team and Ralph Hahn, who took the leading part. The play called for laughs from start to finish and was a fitting climax to a very enjoyable evenings entertalnemnt. ANNUAL CLEAN-UP WEEK APRIL 1 TO 7 STATE FIRE MAR8HAL HAS ESPECIALLY URGED THE OBSERVATION OF THIS CAMPAIGN COUNTY INSTITUTE AND MIDYEAR MEET AT ELYRIA The mid-year meeting of the Lorain County Institute and County Executive meeting of the W. C. T. U. will be held at the Methodist church, Blyria, on next Tuesday. Several speakers are on the program, one of which Is Mra. Helen Green, president of the Cuyahoga .county W. C. T. U. Programs have been arranged for a morning, afternoon and afternoon session, consisting of music, discussions and reports ot tbe last year's progress. Tbe morning session will start at 9 o'clock. FORD SALES TEAM WIN FROM ELYRIA The Ford Sales romped off with another victory last Friday night when "they downed the Elyria Y. M. C. A. outfit by a score of 37-12 in a onesided contest. The Elyria aggregation took the measure of the Fords a short time ago by a one-point margin and revenge came in full measure Friday night The first hulf was a walkaway for the Fords, their opponents being held to one field goal, which was made by ii,lis, playing at the center position. Urges and Mitchell each put the ball ili'iiuuli the hoop three times and Heuin followed with two field goals in the first half, the score being 16-2 at the end of the period. lit the last half tho teams battled evenly for a short time, neither team making any headway. Bruce started ..ho scoring aud caged five field goals In this period. .Hearn came next with three and "Val" lloggle followed with two. Mitchell caked one foul Keller and deals, ot the visitors, were each credited with two field goals In the last period, leaving a score of 27 to 12. AH of the Amherst team played a fine brand of basketball, Bruce having an alert eye for the cage and Heggie and Friend being able to take the ball trom Elyrta's goal almost at ease. The game decided the championship of Lorain county and the Fords boast ot a decided victory, defeating the Estarols of Lorain and the "Y" team ot Elyria. Word was received here today that the state fire marshal, H. A. Dykeman, has set aside the week of April 1 to 7 inclusive, as "1922 Clean-Up Week." For tbe past tew years a week in the spring of the year has been set aside as National Fire Prevention week and the results have been so enormous tl\at It haa been advisable to set aside a week of this year for a similar purpose. To get to the foundation of such a matter, letters have been sent to every chamber of commerce, every mayor, every civic organization and every woman's club in the state of Ohio, urging them to take part In this fire prevention week. It has also been suggested that the schools take an active part in this affair as the influence of a clean-up weeqk of this type will be most impressive on young minds and that it will reflect itself In later years. Just why this week has been set aside can be explained by the questions which Mr. Dykeman has asked: "Why burn up 343 people In one year? Why sacrifice the lives of 115 children and cripple 116 more? Why kill 72 mothers and wound nearly 200 more, when 87 per cent of these horrors can be avoided?" The above tacts are taken from official reports and are true, which Is a good reason why communities should take hold of an affair of this sort. The village council have already acted upon Mr. Dykeman's request and their plans for the week ot April 1 to 7 inclusive, will be announced later. It Is not known whether or not other organizations will help In this matter but it is the earnest hope that they will not tall down when such an opportunity is afforded. CABERS LOSE TO STRUTHERS LOCALS SLOWED UP IN LAST QUARTER, ALLOWING OPPONENTS TO WIN BY FOUR POINTS The local high cagers met defeat at the hands of the Struthers high outfit at the Warner gym at Oberlln last Saturday afternoon by a score of 19- 16. The game was arranged by the Northeastern board of control to decide the champions ot the entire northeastern dlatrict of Ohio. The local cagers came to light when they won the Northern Division tournament at Oberlln a short tlms ago. Struthers came to light at the same time when they won the Southern championship at Alliance. The game last Saturday gave Struthers the title of champions of the entire Northeastern district. The locals started out In low speed in the first quarter and Struthers obtained a lead In this period. The locals pepped up a little in the second quarter and tied the score, which stood 10 10 at the end of the first half. For the remainder ot the game neither team showed any great ability and a slow game was the result. Amherst took a one-point lead early in the last quarter but their opponents scored five points in the last few minutes ot play. The scoring of these winning points was due to poor playing on the part of the locals. Several Amherst fans who witnessed the last games of the tournament a week ago and also the one last Saturday stated that the flrat games were by tar superior to the one played against the Struthers team. ' However, the game left Amherst with the Northern championship and with a trophy presented by Oberlln college. SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION AT OBERLIN REPORTS ON LAST YEAR'S WORK WILL BE READ AT THE MEETING FORD SALES AND CLOTHIER8 TO BE IDLE The Ford Sales and the Plato Clothiers will be idle this week as no games have been scheduled. The teams will, however, be In action on next Friday but the teams they are to play have not as yet been scheduled. FORD RETAIL 8ALE8 GO OVER MILLION Mr. and Mrs. James Brennen and daughter left for Brie, Pa., today. Retail Hales of Ford cars, trucks aud Fordson trustors have ugaln exceeded the million mark for the year 1921, according to a statement given out today by the Ford Motor Company. The Ford factory and assembly plant production figures reached a total of 1,050,740 cars, trucks and tractors for the yeur, with retail sales by dealers approximating 1,093,000, which in the United States alone surpassed the 1920 retail sales record by 104,213 Ford cars and trucks. The Ford Company says the outlook for 1922 is decidedly optimistic. In fact, concrete evidences already exist in that car and truck retail sales for December, 1921, exceeded December, 1920, spies by almost 25 per cent, and Fordaon tractor retail sales for the same periods show an increase ot over 100 per cent for • December, 1921, as well as an increase over the total tractor sales tor the month of November. These facts seem to Indicate that not only are the farmers buying more freely, but that the general public is becoming more responsive and receptive. CARD OF THANKS We wish to sincerely thank the many friends for their remembrances of flowers, tor their kindness and sympathy during the recent illness and death of our beloved son. Also for the consoling words of Rev. Howath. MR. AND MRS. SZARKA AND FAMILY. •Efficient Church Schools'' Is the theme of the 1922 Sunday School convention of Ijorain county, to be held ut the First M. E. church. Oberlln. the first week in May. The Lorain County Sunday School association has had marked success during the past year under the leader ship or its president, E. P. Posts of Elyria. The one big thing that tans been accomplished is the establishment ot teachers' training classes In the smaller communities ot tho smbv ty. It is recognized by Mr. Posts and his associates thai the efficiency ot the school depends upon its teachers, and hence this point has been attacked. The theme, "Efficient Church Schoola - Objectives, Organization and Program,'' to be takMi, up at Oberlin, will be handled by recognized experts in the Sunday School field. One day of three sessions will be devoted to this convention. Two state workers will be present as speakers. Divisional conferences for the young people, the educational division, the children's and adults' division will be held under expert leadership. There will be something in every session of the convention for every Sunday School wotaatr of the county. Personal reports from the various community training schools for tbe past year's work will be given which will fnnii the ground work of the convent Ion und will serve to show the Sunduy School workers what is needed to further individual school effl- clency. Sunday school work has taken on new life during the past year in many churches of the county. The county organisation is doing its bit to help the weaker schools. The annua! convention will be the starting point for another year's work in teaching the living Christian principles to (Joel's children. An attempt is being made to develop religious training In the Sunday schools ot the county In a way that will appeal to the practical Ideals of common folks. MRS. FIGLER DIES AT LORAIN MONDAY Mrs. Alice Figler. aged 20, died at St. Joseph's hospital at Lorain Monday afternoon. Death followed the birth of a child which occurred early Monday morning. MrB. Figler hud been a resident of South Amherst for the past few years and wus well known In that vicinity. The deceased Is survived by her husband, who was gassed in the late war and is now suffering from the results, and one daughter, who reside at the borne. The funeral services will be held from St. Joseph's Catholic church tomorrow morning, the Rev. Father Eichein officiating. Helen Nugent and Leonora Wohlever spent Saturday in Cleveland. ^iiiwirtttiHiminiHHtHiMiHiitiiiiinMinMniinnitiiiiiiHiiiiiuiiMiHiHi Society News llll METHODIST LADIES MEET. The Ladles' Sewing society ot the Methodist church met yesterday after- uoon with Mrs. George Hough and Mrs. George Schlbley in the church purlors. A profitable afternoon was spent in sewing, which was enjoyed by ull. Luncheon,was served. 8T. ANN'S SOCIETY MEETS. The St. Ann's Society of the Catholic church met yesterday afternoon ut the home ot Miss Catherine Lawless on West street. Mrs. Christ Brucker assisted in entertaining. A very enjoyable afternoon was spent by all. SEWING SOCIETY MEETS. The Ladles' Sewing society of the I,lulu-ran church met this afternoon in the church parlors. Mrs. William Koepp wus hostess. A very enjoyable afternoon wus spent by all. SUNDAY SCHOOL CLAS8 MEET8. Miss Agnes Rosle entertained the Wide-Awake Sunday school class of the Methodist-Congregational church at her home on Lincoln street Monday night. A brief business meeting was held, after which games were the chief diversion. Refreshments were served at a late hour. Mrs. Walter Burgenheim returned to her home in Cleveland Sunday after visiting ber sister, Mrs. L. F. Kree- gsr ot Tenney avenue. CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our appreciation and thanks to our friends and neighbors for their sympathy and floral offerings. Also to all those who so kindly assisted us during the Illness and death of our beloved husband and father. MRS. A. E. STIWALD AND CHILDREN. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Baus and son Norman were Cleveland visitors Sunday. STUDY CLUB MEETS. Mrs. F. I. Hubbard wus hostess to the Amherst Study club at her home on Clevelund uvenue Monday afternoon, ut which time sixteen members were present. The following program was carried out: "The Mountain State"—Mrs. George Parker. "Alaska"—Mrs. J. H. Schlbley. The next meeting will be an outing which will be at Oberlln. The members of the club will visit the Oberlin Art Museum. Y. P. A. TO MEET TONIGHT. The Young People's Association of the Stone church will meet in the church purlors of the Methodist church this evening. The meeting will be for both business aud social actlv- 'ities. All members are urged to attend. Ben Welngarten and Wm. Kratt ot Lorain visited friends in Amherst on Sunday. W. C. T. U. TO MEET. . The Woman's Christian Temperance Union will meet lu the Oonrgegatlonal church parlors on Thursday evening, 7:30. March 23. Miss Hinman. state secretary, will address the meeting. A program ot musical selections nnd recitations will also be given. A silver offering will be taken at this meeting. Everybody welcome. •w •» n / « ■itaa&fiuAi ^'•'aaaai" -fr"*''"'1 ■'■'■■ u ikii„Ai a .
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 1922-03-16|
|Date of Original||16-MAR-1922|
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