The Newark Advocate from Newark, Ohio on September 29, 1962 · 13
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The Newark Advocate from Newark, Ohio · 13

Newark, Ohio
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Saturday, September 29, 1962
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WEEKEND (FEATURE PAGE Neighborly Notes Anniversaries Raise Spirits Victim Of The Times Newark (O.) Advocate 44 Sat., Sapt. 29. 1962 10 It isn't every day that you have the . chance to celebrate a golden wedding anniversary of an aunt and uncle . . . plus the 47th anniversary of your own parents. But Sunday was just such a day . . and what with the beautiful weather and the special meaning of the day, . it was quite an event. There is a spirit about such events that causes you to pause and think ... to try to put your finger on just what it is that keeps people together that long. And you know that while it is Gqd, it is something more than just blind faith. As one fellow put it "if I'd known it would be this much effort 50 years ago, I'd probably never had had the courage to start." But once started, he HAD the courage to keep on. So may God bless and keep those whose anniversary we celebrated and give them health and happiness and contentment for many years to By LAURETTA come. Things we'd like to see happen: More people turn out to vote . . . More people register so they CAN vote , . . More people show common courtesy in driving on the highway . . . More pedes-trains who don't risk their necks and then blame the motorist if they get scared to death. The guy who is always making a mountain of a molehill has been ridiculed long enough . , . it isn't everybody that's smart enough to do it ! And think of the fill dirt he could sell! If people keep on accepting trading stamps, a girl is going to have to be careful . . . her dad may require a dowery like in the olden days, except today he'd demand 10 stamp books fille! Remember the Sabbath ... to keep it Holy! Wildest name we've heard of lately for a pet kitten: "Hercules." The latest we've heard of Hercules is that when the family watches TV, he attempts to attack the characters on the screen ! And anything that moves should be protected! He's a clever little creature, but a disconcerting one: you know by looking into his eyes he can read your mind ! Overheard: "If the men don't hurry up and get the world out of such a mess they'll fool around and elect a woman President yet!" I wager more children like peanut butter sandwiches than any. other variety! Don't brag about your good eyesight ... a fly can see in all directions at the same time. All except down. Kids, aren't you glad your teachers don't have "fly-sight" instead of just "eyesight"? Overheard in the store: "Of course he loves me; he just wants to keep me working it it." Milk Still Delivered By Horse Here PHILADELPHIA A local dairy has decided there is still only one way to deliver milk to the blocks of row houses in South Philadelphia horse and wagon. It's not just nostalgia for the clip - clop of the milksman's horse before the internal combustion engine took over. "They're perfect for the job," says Edward Abbott, whose grandfather founded Abbotts Dairies in the horse - and - buggy days of 1876. Today, it's one of the largest and most fully automated dairies in the nation, but Old Dobbin is still holding his own. Thirty - five horses deliver milk on 32 routes. The routes are in a section of row houses where the front doors are only 12 or 14 feet apart. It's all front step delivery. The streets are narrow. Parking space is scarce. "The stop and go progress is murder on trucks," says Abbott. "The clutches burn out; the brakes go. -It's tough on the drivers, too." But it's a cinch for a horse. "A lot of people don't believe that the horses know the routes better than the drivers," says Abbot, "but it's true. They stop for traffic lights and it has always amazed me the way a horse can pull a wagon around a corner and miss the fender of a parked car by a couple of inches." The driver delivers to both sides of the street off the back of the wagon and hardly ever has to touch the reins. Abbott says although there are no plans to replace the horses with trucks, they do present some problems. The average age is 20 and they are hard to replace. The wagon wheels are automobile tires, but other parts of the wagon have to be hand made when tfiey break. Blacksmiths are scarce. "And we just don't know what we're going to do," he says, "when our 80 - year - old harness maker retires." Quip Of The Week The question "who ought to be boss?" is like ' asking who ought to be the tenor in the quartet? Obviously, the man who can sing tenor. Henry Ford. Whaf Became Of Front Porch? By LINDA 8TAAB Chalk up another victory for the modern way of life. It seems that front porches the "sit-on" varietyare becoming victims of today's hustle and bustle. One architect, Albert Sedeen of Blum Jamison and Sedeen, who has been in practice since 1957, said that he could not remember ever designing a front porch. Another architect, Robert Swank of Joseph Baker and Associates, said that in the last 10 or 15 years the trend in Newark has been to build homes without porches on the front, just entry ways. Of course, you don't really need an architect to tell you this. If you simply think about it for a minute, you'll realize that in the newer sections of town, there are very few sit-on porches on the front. In the older sections of town, the house without a front porch is the nonconforming one. The interior courts, the patios, the back porches have come to take the place of the old porch on the front, Sedeen and Swank said. They said that perhaps automobiles have contributed to the death of the front veranda. Swank explained that buggies were slower and people could call to their friends as they drove by. Automobiles are too fast and too noisy, he said. Then too, the patios, interior courts and back porches offer more privacy and a more natuaral setting. As Swank pointed out, the backyard patio or just plain backyard is much more natural than the front porch, with its floor and ceiling and frequent screen. There is one other villain to be considered in this death money. Front porches are an added expense, according to Sedeen. What all this amounts to is that the sit-on front porch may some- k m v,r-- . .... . , ,- i ' ll Jf i The swimming pool, the- patio, the breezeway, the finished garage these have taken the place of the old-fashioned front porch. (Advocate cartoon by Jon McKesson). day be a thing of the past. So look carefully the next time you see ona your grandchild may someday ask, "Grandpa (or Grandma) what is a front porch?" 7 1 From The Library Area Has lis Share Of Authors By JAMES HAFER, Librarian, Newark Public Library Through the years, Licking County has contributed a number of. authors and poets to the book world. "Ohio Authors and Their Books" includes 62 entries for authors who were either born in, or residents of our area. .This book provides biographical and bibliographical information on over 500 Ohio authors who wrote between 1726 and 1950. Supplementary v o lum e s are planned for future years to keep this monumental work up to date. Most of us will immediately associate Mary Catherwood, Robbins Hunter and Minnie Hite Moody with this area, but few will recognize such names as Samuel J. Baird, John Clifton or Eda Lawrence. The next volume should Include such local authors as P. Wendell Reed, Paul Bennett, Chalmers Pancoast and many others. Among the new books published this week: SAN FRANCISCANS by Niven Busch. The old struggle between the rich and the poor, this time the setting is San Francisco. Laura Yarnum was rich and wanted to be richer, while Courtney Galvin was poor and wanted to become rich. PRIZE by Irving Wallace. Six persons were in Stockholm to receive the Nobel Prize for their efforts. Out of this strange assortment of people from various countries, the author builds a story of love, hate, greed and eventually violence. AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINARY by Paul Hyde Bonner. The American Ambassador to the mythical Caribbean country of Antilla proceeds from one diplomatic feasco to another and finally becomes involved with the wife of one of the country's important political leaders. BIG LAUGH by John O'Hara. Although not up to the best quality that O'Hara has produced, this novel of a man's attempts to be something that he is not, is a fast moving and spritely tale that would be considered well done if by a lesser known author, THE REIVERS by William Faulkner. This is the last book written before the author's death. It is easier to read than most of his other books, but still contains the elements of Faulk-er's genius. The title comes from the verb "reive," which means to steal or plunder. SHIP OF FOOLS by Katherine Anne Porter. During a 27-day voyage of the passenger-freighter Vera from Mexico to Germany we learn how and why each of the passengers is attracted to, or repelled by, the other passengers and the crew. WHAT ABOUT COMMON STOCKS? by J. A. Straley. A non-technical guide to the financial market for the novice investor. The author stresses the possibility for losing money on investments as a risk that is ever present, but suggests ways to limit the element of risk. TRANSPORT TO DISASTER by J. W. Elliott. The sinking of the steamboat Sultana, is considered the greatest maritime disaster of all time. In 1865 the Sultana was headed up the Mississippi River carrying over 2,000 paroled Union soldiers from Confederate prisoner-of-war camps, when her boilers exploded and she sank. BALLPLAYERS ARE HUMAN by Ralph Honk. The manager of the New York Yankees baseball team tells of events both serious and humorous that occurred during the 1961 season. The book gives a picture of what goes on behind the scenes at the ball park. DEAR ABBY ON MARRIAGE by Abigail Van Buren. A selection of the best letters to the author of the nationally syndicated advice to the lovelorn column, and her answers. Humor abounds, and good advice too, but the amazing thing is the wide popularity that Abby has. GREAT INVASION by Leonard Cottrell. A history of the 41-year period during which the Romans invaded and conquered Britain. Once the Romans were f established they tried to force their civiliation on a resisting people, and the Romans were forced to use barbaric means to accomplish the civilizing of their captives. FINAL VERDICT by Adela Rogers St. Johns. A skillfully written biography of the well-known trial lawyer, Earl Rogers, by his daughter. Many famous court cases are recalled throughout the book, and many readers will find that it is on the same order as the popular book by Louis Nizer, ts$ vgr-ft ' '''' I- n k w! Pet Peeves Remember When? Square Was Like This In 1806 EDITOR'S NOTE : This is a continuation of a series of Weekend Feature Page articles by Licking County historian Chalmers Pancoast about downtown Newark in the good old days. By CHALMERS PANCOAST In 1806, the courthouse square was known as the "commons," just as the commons exist in Boston and New England today. The old Newark Commons was a rough, swampy piece of ground, elevated in the center, where the first log courthouse stood, surrounded by ponds called "lakes." The exact location of these lakes is debated among historians. General locations were: Lake Cully, in front of Cully's Tavern; Lake Houston, in front of Houston's Tavern, now the Warden Hotel and City Hall; Lake Gault, in front of Gault's Tavern; Lake Davidson in front of tavern on "Paradise Row" (west side); and Lake Sherwood," located between Patton's Corner and the American Tavern on the north side. In the center' of the commons stood the well-used "whipping post," the log cabin jail and Briggs Lake and Kennedy Lake. On Third Street the log cabins were built on stilts. Among these was the Benjamin Briggs Printing Shop, are forerunner of The Advocate; next to it was Thomas Taylor's tenement log dwelling house, and such places as Colonel Davidson's Tannery; Squire Evans Office Cabin; and the first two-story public school was on North Park. Nearby was the log barn and stockyards for drovers' herds; and the stage coach horses. Later the Black Horse Tavern and Stage Station was on East Main and Second Streets. Second Street and East Main had several log houses. Some went down East Main as far as the Ferry on the North Fork of the Licking River. The wide streets were for the advantage of a four-hitch of yoked oxen with a prairie schooner or four-horse hitch stagecoach which could turn around in the middle of the street. Newark folks have always been grateful for its wide streets, especially in the auto racing around the square today. R6M6MBR A 4 VMHCN It Was Common To See Respectable Citizens Lying Limp In Newark Streets? (mjuiteld pin dseqo sbm XdJistqAV '8181 SKV) Will Dog Get Case Of Mumps? By DR. J. R. EM AS, Veterinarian No. This affliction is almost exclusive with man and certain types of monkeys. Dogs do develop swelling: of the salivary glands, but there's no evidence that it is caused by the mumps virus. i CLINIC: Q. I have a male Cocker Spaniel about 10 months old. I've had him four months. He growls when we feed him and also growls at us for no apparent reason at all. He barks at trucks and people on the street. We love him so much, but wonder if he will change as he grows older. Will he outgrow his barking and growling? Mrs. V. O., Mt. Vernon, N. Y. A. Your dog is still very young and may outgrow this habit of barking and growling. However, it does sound as if he is in need of training. Young dogs tend to be excited and skittish, and they bark at everything that moves. Growling, however, is another matter, especially if he growls at you when feeding him. Reprimand him severely if he continues this growling. Let him know you will not tolerate it. Next time he growls when being fed, take his food away until the next meal. Let him know that growling and eating don't go together. If he doesn't get the message, you would be wise to get another dog that responds more gratefully to your love and attention. CLINIC: Q. Our five-year-old cat has eczema. Could this be due to an allergic condition or is a faulty diet the cause? Mrs. A. K., Brooklyn, N. Y. A. It is impossible to determine the cause of the eczema without a more detailed description and information as to its location and whether your cat is scratching or licking the irritation. Eczema can be caused by many factors hormonal changes, ll MUMPS 1 I -S QUARANTINED (c: :.rz2 QPfeiFr diet, parasites, disease, and so on. All eczemas are skin conditions but not all skin conditions are eczemas. In other words, it takes personal examination by an expert to diagnose such conditions. I recommend that you have your cat examined by a veterinarian. ill .V i 4 " -4ti0 1 it? 'S f:j2?? . yyirr.,..r..ri, - --, r " . - , 4 ' Marjorie Morrow. Lakewood High's head majorette, relaxes on a harvest wagon of the Robert Martin farm near her home in Hebron. The 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Morrow is a senior this year and hopes for a career in commercial art. (Advocate photo by Bruce Humphrey). .if -

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