question of the day on Friday, October 1, 1920 in Urbana, Ohio was “How
much cider can you make?”
article says that the Internal Revenue Department states you can make “a
ways farmers and other growers can convert applies into drink for their
you wanted to have the new electricity in your home, Geyer & Grimes in
Urbana would wire your house – up to five rooms – for $35.00. In the ad
that ran this day, they said that no matter how many rooms you have, the
$35.00 rate will apply!
my! Clifford Vaudeville offered on Friday evening, October 1, 1920, the
Whirly Girly Show in That Funny Farce, “Razor Jim” featuring Tom Moore!
Admission to the show was 10 cents and 25 cents!
you’d already seen the Whirly Girly Show…you could see Billie Burke in
Sadie Love at the moving picture show.
Hood’s Sarsaparilla makes food taste good says the ad on the back page
of the paper. The ad says it creates an appetite, aids digestion,
purifies the blood and thus relieves scrofula, catarrh, the pains and
aches of rheumatism and gives strength to the whole system.
fifty years phenomenal sales tell the story of the great merit and success
of Hood’s Sarsaparilla. It is just the medicine you need now!
you went to the Gordon Company, opposite the Masonic Temple in Urbana
you could get a work shirt for $1.00, a men’s fleeced union suit for $1.98
and men’s all wool sweaters for $5.98. Ladies could get a bargain on silk
messaline dresses for just $9.98 and white outing flannel was just 31
cents a yard!
Walter S. Johnson’s Shoe Store offered snug fitting spats – “smart
with tailored costumes.”
There’s a great ad for a beautiful coal stove! The ad says ‘On the
stock of stoves we have now, save 20%. They will be higher later.
Florence Hot Blast burns slack coal just as well as lump. No soot, no
smoke, everything is consumed. A No. 75 will heat 3 rooms an entire
winter on 3-4 tons of coal!
Saturday, November 17, 1923, the Urbana Daily Democrat reports that
“Three Infantile Paralysis Cases are Released.”
article says the last of the three cases of infantile paralysis
(poliomyel8itis) in the county have been pronounced cured and the
attendant quarantine released. There were three and the last to be
released is Mary, the 5-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard
Steinberger, St. Paris, Ohio.
There was an estate sale set for Tuesday, November 20 in Wayne
Township, Ohio. Like old wills, it’s interesting to read what was
Amongst the treasures were: 1 Jersey cow; 1 buggy; 1 sleigh; 1 set buggy
harness; household goods of all kinds; with carpets rugs, dishes and other
articles to numerous to mention. At the same time will be offered six
acres of land with dwelling house, barn and other outbuildings.
There were plenty of things to see in Urbana in 1923. At the movies
(The Lyric) you could see Douglas MacLean in Bell Boy 12 – More laughs
than a bellboy has buttons! You would also see a Pathe Comedy, Aesops
Fables and Pearl White in “Plunder.” Admission was a quarter for adults
and a dime for children.
Clifford you could see The Motion Picture If Winter Comes by A.S.M.
Hutchinson with special music by the Clifford Orchestra.
Wednesday and Thursday, you could see at The Clifford, a special Matinee
at 3 PM The Lost Battalion reenacted by Survivors of That Famous Unit for
the benefit of the H.M. Pearce Post American Legion…with an extra 2-reel
comedy. Adults a quarter, children a dime for the matinee performances.
to Donald Broome for these wonderful old newspapers! It’s been fun,