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Lookin’ Back 03/22/12

March 28, 2012
Reprinted from THE CHAUTAUQUA NEWS and SENTINEL NEWS - Retyped by ELAINE G. COLE ( , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

TO: March 18, 1927

By the late Virginia Calhoun

F.W. Miller's grocery store advertised Quick Naptha Soap Chips, pkg. 20 cents; None Such Mincemeat, pkg. 13 cents; large Crisco, 68 cents; Shredded Wheat, pkg. 10 cents.

Paul A. Halter, Furnisher and Clothier, offered topcoats, snappy brown and gray, $25.

The Sherman Checker Club was obliged to motor almost 50 miles Friday night to reach Panama to play its return contest with the team of that place. The result was 46 to 53 in favor of the Panamans, which meant another meeting to play off the tie, Sherman having won the first tournament, 56-44.

Jamestown checker players played a return match with Westfield and again defeated the North County Club 72-15. There were 13 draws.

An interesting joint meeting of the Farm and Home Bureaus was held at Sherman Grange Hall Wednesday. The topics discussed were all of a practical nature and brought out many points of interest in the subjects under consideration - "Dairy Disease Problems," "Improving the Dairy Herd at a Small Cost," and "Homemaking and the Home Maker."

J.J. Henry of New London, Missouri, brought and was in possession of the former Enos farm in Sherman. He was a native New Yorker and returned east because he felt farming conditions here were more too his liking than the Missouri territory embraced.

M. Parish, who was selling a carload of horses at auction at the Howe Stables, Sherman, on Wednesday, was a well known horse dealer from Painesville, Ohio. He purchased a farm west of Findley Lake and planned to operate it as a stock farm.

L.M. Harris and son had the job of cutting down the large maple tree, one of a pair, at the Miller lot on Church St. in Sherman. It was planted 85 years before by Elijah Miller, one of Sherman's pioneer merchants.

It was only a short unpaved block from Sherman's paved Main Street to paved Railroad Street, but East being unpaved, dozens of motorists tried it to their sorrow, wallowed awhile, mired deeper and deeper and then sent for the Buss wrecker. The wrecker itself was stuck once. The unpaved gap of less than half a mile on the road to Mayville, caused motorists to go via North and Westfield, nearly 40 miles, to reach Mayville, nine miles away.

C.J. Karges & Son dressed a 20 month-old pig of their own raising that weighed 526 pounds.

On March 28 the Parent Teachers Association of Findley Lake would offer an entertainment at the Opera House for the benefit of Sherman Fire Department.

Harry Sears, who was a student at Bryant & Stratton Business College, was home over the weekend. On Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Croscutt and Mrs. A.R. Sears motored to Buffalo to take Harry back.

Miss Clara Sheldon of Buffalo, a former teacher in Sherman High School, was a guest of friends here over the weekend.

William Prindle moved back to his farm in Clymer. His place as one of the salesmen at the Sherman Steam Mills was taken by Frank A. Edmunds.

The Literary Guild of Sherman High School went on a hike Thursday afternoon to the Bensink sugar bush. They took their supper along.

The Chautauqua County Forestry Council held a dinner at the White Inn in Fredonia at which plans were perfected making it practically certain that a county forester would be engaged the first in the United States. It would require $26,000 to hire a county forester for the period of time between April and the end of the year. Federal and State aid to be available, with the rest to be raised by the county.

W.L. TenHagen purchased the lot on the burned district in Findley Lake of R.R. Coe, for a consideration of $5. The lot adjoined Mr. TenHagen's property on the east and he expected to build on it soon.

A meeting was called in Findley Lake to organize a hose company. A committee was appointed to study the problem of a water and comical truck.

John K. Sheehan of Sherman, was making his rooms in Findley Lake in the Malock block ready for a restaurant and ice cream parlor.



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