A Glance back in time from the pages of the Morrow County Independent for Feb. 12, 2014
By Evelyn Long
100 years ago, February 12, 1914:
The trial of Mrs. Caroline Caris of Cardington, charged with keeping a place where intoxicating liquors were sold, contrary to law, was held before probate Judge Glauner, Saturday. A warrant for Mrs. Caris’ arrest was made out some months ago under direction of state liquor license Inspector Evans, but it failed to make its way out of the mayor’s office and several weeks ago Prosecutor Olds had a new affidavit filed in probate court. The case was very much one sided and Judge Glauner imposed a fine of $100 and costs, the latter amounting to $40.62. Mrs. Caris’ own testimony practically convicted her. The state had three witnesses all of whom testified to having purchased beer at the Caris home. Only one, however bought of Mrs. Caris. Considerable amusement was furnished at the trial when a 24-year old witness testified to having known the defendant for 30-35 years.
Mrs. Caris refused to allow her children to pay her fine and went with Sheriff Wieland to the jail where she is now quite ill and is being cared for by two doctors and a nurse. The obligation against Mrs. Caris is being reduced at the rate of 60 cents a day for every day she remains in jail.
A six pound son was born to Mr. And Mrs. Elza Healea Saturday evening, February 7.
A seven pound son was born to Mr. And Mrs. Forrest Smith Sunday morning. The mother was formerly Miss Orlena Ramsey.
Cardington-Mount Gilead schools were closed Monday. The Logan Gas Co having refused to furnish gas for the furnaces. The gas pipes were taken out and the heating fixed for coal which will probably be used the balance of winter.
“Abraham Lincoln never said “Hello Central,” never dodged an automobile, never held a strap in a trolley car, never pushed a button for a light, never heard a phonograph and never posed for a motion picture and yet Abraham Lincoln died only 48 years ago.”
“Dr.W. D. Moccabee and his driver, C. R. Evans have had two accidents within the past week. On Sunday evening a spindle broke as they were east of Cardington and coming into town. The buggy upset and they had to borrow a buggy at the Pipes home to continue their drive. Then on Friday evening another spindle broke upsetting the buggy and letting the team loose. They were driving a storm buggy and Dr. Moccabee went out through the top receiving bruises on the head and a cut finger. Evans went out through the front and no injuries.”
90 years ago, February 14, 1924
C. L. Smiley is the owner of a new Red Bird Overland which he drove home from Toledo last week.
Mr. And Mrs. Robert Benson came down from Cleveland Wednesday to the H. W. Benson house and soon after their arrival, a son was born to them.
A son was born early Wednesday to Mr. And Mrs. Frank Wooster at Grant Hospital in Columbus and Fred H. Chase is proudly announcing the fact that he is a grandpa.
“The new Hotel Harding at Marion opened its doors with a banquet Friday evening at which many prominent citizens were present, not only from Marion but other places as well. Five dollars a plate did not frighten them away. A Cleveland artist will paint a life size picture of President Harding in the walls of the foyer, charging $500 for his work. Rooms in the hotel are $4 each and the first day saw thirty permanent guests.”
“The box social given by the sophomore class of Cardington High School Friday evening at the school building was a success in every way, the boxes selling for good prices. The sophomores made $24.75. The highest price paid for a box was $2. The affair was also a success socially and all present were satisfied that the class of1926 has plenty of “Pep” and initiative to carry them through to the end.”
60 years ago, February 11, 1954:
Marlene Bean placed first in Morrow County in the state senior scholarship test. Her score was 203 out of a possible 300.
A surprise birthday party was given Tuesday evening, February 9, in honor of Jacob Click at his home in Cardington with 23 relatives and friends present. The evening was spent socially after which a lunch was served. Mr. Click was presented gifts. Present were Mr. And Mrs. William Johnstone, Mr. And Mrs. C. M. Poorman and family, Mr. And Mrs. Marion Ladd, Mr. And Mrs. Paul Fricke and family, Elza Click, Mrs Cleo Prosser, Mr. And Mrs. Henry Poorman, Robert Mathews and Jake, Evelyn, Doug and Tom Click.
Men of Service noted were Pvt Bradley Landon, undergoing training at Fort Knox, KY; Carl Oler had completed basic training and was waiting to be shipped overseas; Oscar Shipman, arrived home from Germany where he had been stationed two years. His brother, Raymond Shipman, was leaving for the Army later in the month.
Referendum measure authorizing Cardington village council to proceed with the issuing of $300,000 in mortgage revenue and special assessment bonds for the construction of a sanitary sewer system was defeated by the voters of the village at a special election held Tuesday, The vote was 37 for and 327 against.
Winner of the Cardington High School Good Manners award given each semester was Thomas Conaway, a senior. It was presented by James Murphy, a sophomore and president and a member of the student council. Conaway was the third boy to receive the award, Don Kelley and Roger Davis having been previous award winners. Girls having received it included Charlotte Patterson, Jeanne Rengert, Donna Hart and Judith Witter.
30 years ago, February 16, 1984:
Dr. Stanley Brody, of Mansfield, formerly of Cardington, had donated 20 acres of land to the city of Mansfield and the donation resulted in the city receiving a $75,000 grant from the ODNR for the development of Fox Glen Park in the south end of Mansfield.
Cardington-Lincoln High School Guidance Counselor Annabelle Burggraf was introduced in a special story.
Cristy Whitney, Morrow County Junior Miss for 1984, was selected as one of the semi-finalists for the Sunday program and competition at the Ohio Junior Miss
Scholarship program in Mount Vernon. She was a senior at Northmor High School and the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Floyd Whitney.
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