Amherst News-Times, 1923-02-15
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1/ VOL. IV, NO. 40. THE AMHERST NEWS-TIMES. • . I8SUED THURSDAY / AMHSRST. OHIO. THURSDAY. PSBRUARV 1R 1SM t*< AttHsmrtertietn Pries 81.00 oer Yesr "•sndst.ns C*nt* '« ? "i* AMHSRST. OHIO, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 16, 1S23 Subaorlptlon Prlee, 61 00 per Year 'San-aatane Oenter et the Wefla*" HI VALUATION OF COUNTY DROPS OVER THREE MILLION IN PAST YEAR AVERAGE RATE PER TH0U8AND DOLLARS IN 1922 WAS 818.69— LAST YEAR 823.12—ALTHOUGH VALUATION DECREASES, TAX RATE INCREASES. Lorain County's public utilities the concerns that furnish electric light and power, gas, telephone and transportation services- will pay taxes during 1923 on a total valuation of $27,- 017,970, acocrdlng to figures Just compiled by the state tax commission. The tax commission's compilation shows that the total tax dupllcat-s foi Leo rat n e nuiity has been decreased. Last year It amounted to $180,151-Jilb, while this year taxes will be paid oa a total duplicate amounting to $170.- 668,335. Despite the decrease in the total durlicat* nnd also In the valuation cf several of the classes of taxable p*--> perty, tV total amount of taxes to be paid in the county this year will be more than last year because of an Increase In the tax rate.: The average rate In the county for 11)22 was $19.5!! per thousand, dollars of valuation, while this year It Is $23.12 per thousand. The following table, prepared by the state tax commission, shows the new and old valuations of tli« 'vari.m.* classes of properly ln Lorain eouuty: 1922 1921 Valuation Valuation Public Utilities $27,017,970 $27,195,330 Banks 3,237,290 3,163,800 Real Estate 106,178,220 104,799,900 Corporations 20,817,685 22.ni8.270 Individuals 19,917,170 22,084,060 SCHOOL NOTES MISS DRIVER LEADS CHAPEL. The chapel exerclres of last Frl day, February 9th, were very interesting. Miss Mattle Driver had charge of them. The High School sung sever- ul souks after which the following numbers were given: Agues, Lahlff, Piano solos. Man ant Newsberry, Vocnl solo. Nellie Mathes, Violin solo. Elisabeth Krieg. Vocal so^o. Nelii,* Mathes, Heading. Everyone Joined In singing the Ill-rV Sc-hool song which coil eluded the program. OBSERVE U^DLI DAT .N 3IRTH- ANNIVEHSARY. Total, $176,868,335 $180,151,360 The commission points out that taxea paid during 1923 will be on tho 1928 valuations, while those paid during 1922 were on the 1WJ1 valuations. In connection wHh this* tab vli»4lp.v tha Ohio Commrtteo'On Pnblii ntin.jT Information points out that tax asses- mjsnts on public utilities constitute an Indirect form taxation..on the entire public, as the taxes paid by these public service cohrpantes must be paid by the users of the services of electricity, gas, the telephone and electric . transportation, and higher taxes are reflected ln utility rates. JUNIOR HIGH HOLD8 CHAPEL. The Junior High chapel was held Wednesday morning. The following interesting program was given which was enjoyed by all. ' ' Lord's Prayer. Bong by school. B Class Quotations, Stanley Reichart A Class Quotations, Bert Miller. Current Events, Howard Kreeger. Book Report, Neal Ludwlg. Charades, Velma krause. Talk. Carnegee," Ella Witt. Jokes, Joseph Lahlff. Piano Solo, Alice Needing. Talk, "Hughes^"jJacob Berger. Question Box, Ruth Frederick. Talk, "Clemenceau," Mae Kruck. Book Report, Anna Robertson. Talk, "Roosevelt," Martin Henes. Piano Solo, Alma Daniel. Talk, "Lincoln," Josephine Menz. Gymnastic Exercises, Harold Mischka. ,,' , Talk, "Edison," Nellie Opperman. Song by School. A brief assembly was held on February 12th. It was held to pay tribute to one of the greatest statesman In tho history of the United States Alira ham Lincoln. Miss L. Page outlined Ml life and brought out vividly his wonderful qualities that every true American should have. Two minutes wero spent In silent tribute. The pro- grnm was close-d by singing America. CLAS8 OBSERVES VALENTINE'S DAY. St. Valentino's Day was observed by several of the classes. Au Interesting program Was arranged by Ruth Cromwell and Arlene Kelch of the Freshman class for the members of Latin I. Hath member of the doss was requested to display his poetical ability by writing verses In Latin which were placed on artistically drawn Valentines. Each one presented his to the emu whose name he miraculously drew. Other clever games were fea- tjirj*s-. of. the program. FRENCH CLA88 HOLDS PARTY. French I observed St. Valentine'B Day ln a similar manner as Latin I did. Each one had to be original and produce a verse ln Fronch to the best of his ability. Other games completed French I's program. LOCAL STUDENTS TO HEAR NOTED SPEAKER. Many High School students are contemplating going to Oberlin Friday morning, the 16th to hear Mr. Thomas Molt Osborne, former Warden of Sing Sing prison and Portsmouth Naval prison. He will deliver an address ou the stirring subject "The* Purpose of Imprisonment." It Is urged that as many as possible will go to hear Mr. Osborne Friday morning. The program will begin promptly at nluo o'clock. SENIORS PREPARING ORATIONS. For the past three weeks Seniors have been laboriously working on their orations. Several have been given and it has been proven that there are several real "Patrick Henries." The subjects are on various problems ot the present or on other Interesting topics. Anyone who wishes to hear them tAay do so at any time. ****** J_ Just What He Needs MAP liUAL REPORT ON AM- 51 AND ITS FACILITIES *nsm »-"• LOCAL WOMAN ON BALLOT FOR COLLEGE ALUMNI OFFICER MISS MARION L. 8TEELE, PRINCIPAL OF LOCAL 8CHOOL, ON BALLOT FOR COUNCILOR OF OBEIILIN COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. Ober'ln College Alumni of Lorain County are now handing In their ballot- to W. S. Anient. Alumni Secretary, Oberlln College, in the annual voting for officers of the Oberlln Chapter of the Alumul Association of Oberlln college. The candidates are as follows: President: Judge D. J. Nye, '91, Ely** rlh; Mrs. Edith Brand Hannah, '97, '0!'3rlin; Mr. Jesse F. Mack, '06, Oberlin. Vice-president: Charles A. Jud* son, '82, Sandusky; Dr. John W. Boss, '94, Birmingham; Mrs. Josephine F. Cashing, '95, Elyrla. Treasurer: Richard R„ Fauver, '17, Lorain; Dan B. Sy- mons, '05, Elyrla; Charles S. Brown, '78, Oberlin. Secretary > Miss Mabe! B. Askew, '11, Oberlln; Mrs. Ellen W. Shaw, '02, Elyrla; Mrs. Harriet C, Harden. Cons, Oberlln'. Councilor (two year term) Ralph W. Stratton, '05, Norwalk; Miss Marlon L. Steele, '09, Amherst; Mr. Benjamin L. Pierce, •18. Huron. f. W. 8. TO OB8ERVE GUE8T. NIGHT Tho Young Women's society of the Methodist church wifl hold their annual guest night at a party to be held at the home of the Misses Carolyn and Evelyn Guild on Jackson street next Wednesday evening, Febraury 21. All members are urged to be pro- SMt and to bring with them a guest. Mrs. Flora Kaser aud daughter, Iona spent Sunday in Lakewood. Mrs, Clarence Purcell, of Elyrla j spent Monday In Amherst. Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Delbridge were '■ Elyria visitors Monday. PHILATHEA CLASS ENTERTAINS. The Philathea class of St. Peter's Evangelical church held a party In the church parlors Tuesday evening at which time the Philathea#1*** ot SL John's Evangelical church ,of Lorain, the Sunday school teachers of the local church and the Mens' Bible class of the local church were tbe guests. The class gave a program after which :i delicious luncheon was served. All reports point out that a very enjoyable time was had by all present. •TO ciiuncH 0DN€ ST. PETER'S EVAN-S-BLI8AL A. Egli, Pastor. Sunday school, 9:18 a. ,a> English "Services, 10:30. V. Evening Lenten services In Oerman, 7:30. METHODIST-OONORBSATIOHAL F. E. Bast-man, Pastor. Sunday school 9:30 Morning Worship, 10:30 a. in. Tho second of the series of sermons on "Christian Life," will be given by the pastor. Evening Worship, 7:80 p. m. Stereoptlcan lecture: "Pilgrim Fathers." This lecture dates back to the time when the pilgrims were making ready to leave the old world. STONE CHURCH Rev. M. Nsumslster, pastor. Sunday school 9:30 a. m. The lesson studied Is: "Jesus and Zaccharus." Classes for all. Morning worship, 10:30. Sermon subject: "Divine Correction." Evening worship, 7:30. Sermon subject: "The Danger of Self Deception." COUNTY TEACHERS TO MEET IN ELYRIA SATURDAY MAR. 3 GOOD SPEAKER ON EVERY TEACHER ATTEND. PROGRAM- URGED TO The final session of the Lorain County Teachers' Institute will be held In the auditorium of the high school In Elyrla, on Saturday, March 3, 1988. Dr. Ernest Horn, Prof, of Elementary Education, University of Iowa. Iowa City, Iowa, will be the principal speaker, delivering addresses both forenoon and afternoon. The music will be furnished by the pupils ot the Elyrla public schools. There will be a businoss session of the institute at the close of the program. Every teacher should take advantage of this oppotuolty. ARLINGTON RADIO TELEPHONE STATION TO BROADCAST MARKET NEWS. BUSINES8 MEN HOLD BIG PARTY WEDNESDAY. The Amherst Business Mens' Association he'd a party in the K. of P. hall last evening at whleh time about eighty were present. A boxing exlbltlon was given by eight boxers from Lorain, three bouts being four rounds each and the main evont lasting for six rounds. Al Wllker, Lorain's "Jew" comedian gavo a very pleasing entertainment. Following Ihe boxing a luncheon was served by the committee lu charge. AMERICAN LEGION MEETING TONIGHT. The Klmer Johnson post of the Amerlcnn Legion will hold a meeting lithe town hull tonight. All members and ex-service men are urged to attend. CONGREGATIONAL Y. L. 8. TO MEET. The Young Ladies' society of the Congregational church will be enter- lalned by Miss Margaret Bruce at her ome on Main street tonight. All members are cordially Invited to attend. METHODIST LADIES MEET. The Ladles' Sewing society of the Methodist church was entertained yesterday afternoon in the church parlors by Mrs. Frank Snider and Mrs. C. A. Alexander. All present report a profitazle afternoon In sewing. Luncheon was served late In the afternoon. PLAY A SUCCESS. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ludwlg were Cleveland visitors Tuesday. • Last of American Troops Home From Europe ST. PAUL'S LUTHBRN Rev. F. C. Jord-sn, pastor. English services 9:00 a. m. Sunday school 9:80 a. m. Oerman service, 10.90 a. as. English Lenten service, 7:30. Wednesday, German Lenten vice, 7:30. ser- -~.-— ■-.«■ »t i ii^rtv - hummrsi khakl-clad American doughboys of tha regular army as they smll* .-"H&'ffiL^S&S ta^i harbo? ast week aboard th* U 8 Transport Bon MlMcl. The Insert ^^tltaSii K Sft WlSo'-Si. tuarcbtag to the train osst the French mmmam? aemm\J>? SS stparang where s s^re friendship hsd grown wlth^erman eivillans-tlis, XeJssa, sMMTsaT mil *>mm 994 tabs Soma again ST. GEORGE'S EPISCOPAL R irlng stree-t L E. Daniels. Rector Sunday morning service at 6-88. ■• -iii-lav | bool. IS ft ea. T, J)5EI»H'"1 CATHOLIC CHURCH Itur ft, Elschen, pastar SUNDAY '.■•« nia*-*. ** B. in Ifigk teat* mi :e. in i-'-iiM'haifi itJ liisii'iii lion eat - p ai •t-n-'.r..*! ..*• j Mn p. m *-.H-. iii*t . .ei InsimetlMU s»ihmW>, .i.e. .VNMliLM CONGREGATIONAL. Harold Hester, Pastor. - n!i.l.*y si bool S:30. ->!..; nliig worship 18:80. .'..*:*:m*j.-i subject: 'Equals Before "cd." Lincoln Day services. CARD OF THANKS. Beginning February 16, agricultural market reports will be broadcast dally from the new Arlington rodlapbone broadcasting station, N A A, It is announced. The reports will be sent out hourly on a wave length of 710 meters and will cover the markets for live stock, fruits, vegetables, hay, feeds, and dairy products. A schedule of tbe Arlington broadcasts of market reports follows: 9:46 a. m. Live stock reports; Receipts st markets, tone of opening. 10:06 a. m. Weather Bureau report. 10:26 a. m. Fruit and vegetable shipping report. 12:26 p. m. Live stock market reports. 1:46 Reports from fruit and vegetable markets. 3:26 p. m. Complete live stock market comment. 3:46 p. m. Weather Bureau report. 4:06 p. m. Daily, except Saturday Crop report and special items. 4:26 p. m. Saturday. Crop report and special Items. 6:0S p. m. Dally market report. 10:05 p. m. Weather Bureau report. The two act comedy "A Wonderful Mi-pup" which was* given by tbe Players' Club of St. Joseph's Catholic church Monday evening was well at- • ended and from all reports, the members of the cast presented a very pleasing entertainment. LUTHERAN LADIE8 MEET. The Ladies Aid society of St. Paul's Lutheran church was entertained this ifternoon in the church parlors by Mrs. Henry Orugel. A large number ofi ladles attended the meeting. Mrs. G. M. Parker town visitor Tuesday. was an out of Ralph Belden ,of Elyria wus an Amherst visitor Monday evening. Miss lua Schofleld, of spent Sunday ln Amherst. Cleveland Frank Keller was admitted to the local hospital Tuesday. Mrs. A. C. Field of Spring street spent Sunday In Elyrla. Miss Helen Heller of Spring street was an Elyrla visitor .Sunday. Miss Zetta Garthe spent Sunday Cleveland. in Mr. and Mrs. Philip Baus and daughter, of Cleveland spent Sunday and Monday at the home of Mr. and Mrs Jacob Baus, of Cleveland avenue. NOTED SPEAKER HERE FRIDAY NIGHT. We hereby wish to express our appreciation and thanks to relatives and friends and the various organisations for the beautiful floral offerings und expressions of sympathy during our recent bereavment and to Rav. Egll and the quartet for their consoling words and music. Tbe Schroeder Family. Harold Blum, of Tenney avenue underwent an operation at the hospital Tuesday Miss Woodbury, of New York will deliver an address to the Young Wo- !!I.*iih' society, of' the Congregational hur.-h in the church parlors tomorrow evening. Miss Woodbury is a ta'ented and well versed speaker and a large number are expected to attend. Mis. it. 0, SchaefTer of North Main street has returned from Milan where she attended the funeral of her brother-in-law. 111i:tin Pankoff, employed at the Union Trust company, in Cleveland, visited at the home of his parents, Mr. and MrB. Hugo Pankoff, of Harris street, over tbe week-end. TOWN INCREASED 18% IN POPULATION IN LAST DECADE— 811,000 FIRE LOSS IN 1821, .9800 IN 1922. Mayor J. J. Smythe has received a report from the Ohio Inspection Bureau of Columbus on the Are fighting facilities of Amherst and the condition of tbe town in general. Tbe report discloses many Interesting facts among wblch the water supply and tht flro department are Important. The population of Amherst, according to the U. S. Census ot 1920. was 8,481, wblch shows an Increase of at.e.ut is*, |u the last decade. The principle Industries are the Si i il Mee ne: quarries and tbe U. S. Automatic company. Amherst claims lo lie the center of ihe Sandstone Industry of the world and thus for the claim has not been disputed. The U. B. Automatic company makes automobile parts and other automatic machine screw products. The streets ln the bustnes section are sixty feet wide, paved, and lighted th electricity. The congested value district covers 9.1 acre* and occupies part of four town blocks. Twenty-eight per cent of this district Is In streets. Forty- four per cent of the block area is built upon. Of a total of 64 buildings within this district, none exceed two stories, but 14% bave combustible roofs. Records compiled by tbe Are chief *.how that in 1922 tbe loss was only about $500; In 1931 the loss was About $11,000 and In 1920 $2,000. Tbe waterworks system Is owned by tbe town and was Installed ln 1910. Water is purchased from the town ot Elyria and Is pumped directly from the Elyrla station on Lake Erie through a separate 10 inch force main owned by the town ot Amherst. Mr. Jacob Baus, local shoe merchant has been In charge of the water system since It was Installed. The average dally consumption of water is 160,000 gallons. There are 696 service connections, all of which are metered. The U. 8. Aut*-> malic company and the Ohio Cut Stone company are the largest consumers. An Interurban line enters the town nnd electrolytic action has been noted on sonn* service connections, but to date no mains have been seriously affected. A total of 53 Ludlow Hydrants, each of which are equipped with watch valves are the source of water supply for fire protection. The fire department consists, of a chief, Ave other officers and twenty men. Thu chelf, Mr. C. G. Ashebacb has held office for nine years. The council appropriates $400 per year for the upkeep of the department. Members of the department formerly received pay, but this hss been discontinued on account of the low financial condition of the village. Tbe apparatus of the Ore department, consists of the following: one Republic ltt ton truck -eqiupped wltb a 45 gallon chemical tank, 160 feet of chemical hose, two chemical extinguishers, 800 feet of cotton rubber lined hose, two shut off nozzles, oue 12 foot laadder and one 24 foot extension ladder; one two-wheeled 45- gallon chemical tank, one Ahrens stuamer, built ln 1888 and a total of 1,600 feet of 2tt inch cotton rubber lined hose, besides other minor equipment. Fire alarms are spread by means of a bell ln the town ball and gongs lu the homes of the members of the department. Tbe following is a list of recommen dutlons for Improvements: 1. The distribution system of the Continued on Back Pag* GRANGERS SERVE DINNER TUESDAY. The members ot the Hickory Tree Orange served a dinner for the public In the I. O. O. F. hall Tuesday at noon at which time a large number were present. Following the dinner the regular meeting of the Grange was held. Walter Hahn, of Main street was lu Cleveland on business Tuesday. A. K. Jenne and R. H. Hearn were Cleveland vlsltorf Tuesday. Miss Marlon Steele, Mrs. F. I. Hubbard and Mrs. Robert Patterson attended a funeral ln Elyrla Monday afternoon. Income Tax Facts. No. 2 In the making of his income tux return for tbe year 1922, a taxpayer, if single, la allowed un exemption of $1,000. A married person, or head of a family, whose net Income for the year 1922 was $5,000 or less Is allowed au exemption of $2,500. The exemption allowed a married person or head of a family whose net Income wus ln excess of $5,000 Is $2,000. A heud of a fumlly ts a person who actually supports one or more persons living ln bis or her household who are closely re- luted to him or her by blood, marriage or adoption. Au additional i red it of $400 Is allowed for each person (other than husband or wife) dependent upon the taxpayer for cblef support, If such person ,1s under 18 years of age or iiicapable of self support because mentally or physically defectlvir. A single man whose net income for 1922 was $-.',000 and who supports lu his home an aged mother woutd have no tax to pay, but would nevertheless be required to file a return. The fact that a person's income may be nontaxable by reason of the • g< emptions does not nullify the requirement to file a return If his Income was within the prescribed figures- $1,000 If single and $2.00^ If married. Tbe normal tax is 4 per cent on tbe first $4,000 of uet lusoine in excess of the exemption, snd 8 per cent on the remsinlng net income. The tax may be paid lu full at the time of filing the return, or in four Installments due on or before March 16, June 15, September 15, am' December 15. Ths third Installment will appear In the Newt Times nsxt week.
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 1923-02-15|
|Date of Original||15-FEB-1923|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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