Excerpts from THE OHIO CORRESPONDENT
Correspondent was a weekly newspaper "Devoted to the interests of
the West Side and West Park." Here's a sampling of what was making news
in West Park in 1910:
May 7, 1910
Fred Albers, Jr.,
stopped four boys from smoking cigars. The boys from which he took the
cigars away were Wallace Braduis, Burney Richards, True Benment and W.
Diederick or Dittrick..
May 14, 1910
Barmstatter, at the Rockport driving track, was making extensive
improvements in the shape by putting up some fine bowling alleys on the
side of the café. Barmstatter, who has many friends in the village and
in Cleveland, had always the interest of West Park at heart.
May 21, 1910
Phillip Marquard is
rapidly pushing the work on his summer residence, "Pleasant View," on
Warren Road. He expects to move out during the latter part of the month.
May 21, 1910
Here's a tip for
some or our village youths. If you want to be real popular and well
respected by everyone you will have to break away from the barroom
tactics you now employ. It is no longer the proper thing to hoot and
make insulting remarks at everybody who passes, especially young
ladies. You have carried this sort of thing far enough. Cut it out.
May 28, 1910
Mr. Schipke, of
Stop 10 of the Puritas Springs line, told us that after the comet
passed through West Park an abundance of beer and whiskey rained down.
He thinks also that the weather changed after the tail of the comet
passed through the earth.
Jun. 4, 1910
Crows are numerous
in some sections of the township and they are becoming destructive to
broods of young chickens. Last Sunday crows carried off 21 of Fred
Impett's young chicks. Fred went hunting for the crows Monday morning
but failed to get a shot a them. Dick Bagger was more successful. He
managed to bag a large one that had been carrying off young robbins. It
measured over two feet from tip to tip and weighed four pounds.
June 11, 1910
A very exciting, as
well as interesting game between the Rockport baseball team and the
Puritas Campers was played last Sunday morning at Puritas Springs Park.
The Puritas team, composed of some of the best amateur players in the
state, defeated the Rockports by a score of 6 to 3.
June 18, 1910
Mrs. Seager, who
lives at the end of the Puritas Springs line, is very good to her
mother, Mrs. Marg. Fisher, of Kamms Corner. She sends her each day
butter which she makes herself.
June 18, 1910
The West Park
Improvement Association held a meeting Tuesday evening in the town
hall. Only six members were present and three guests. Among the
members, Mr. Diederich, Wm. Dahm, Mr. Wagner, Mr. Sixt, and the
president, mostly people who live in the neighborhood of the town hall.
There was nothing done worth mentioning.
June 25, 1910
With about twelve
stables in training at the Rockport half-mile track that plant presents
a very busy appearance these days. Harvey Ernest, the Syracuse, NY
reinsman, who is acting as manager of the Rockport track, has six head
he is getting ready for the races including the two fast pacers,
Oakland Sun and Locust Boy.
(This material recently appeared in the first two issues
of the West Park Historical Society newsletter.)