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ICE CREAM INVENTIONS Robert Green was selling soda drinks made of cream, syrup, and carbonated water at a festival in 1874 in Philadelphia. When he ran out of cream, he substituted ice cream instead. Green averaged $6 a day with his original drink, but brought in $600 a day selling the world’s first ice cream sodas. In 1890 many preachers considered drinking soda pop on Sundays to be sinful. Evanston, Illinois has the distinction of being the first town to pass a law against the “Sunday Soda Menace” which outlawed drinking soda on Sundays. According to the story, the local drug store, now unable to sell any of their popular ice cream sodas on Sunday, invented a new soda-free dish: ice cream, covered in syrup, and topped with a cherry. Because this new dish was available only on soda-less Sundays, they called it the ice cream sundae. The ice cream cone is thought to have originated at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904. Ernest Hamwi was a concessionaire selling a wafer-like pastry baked on a waﬄe iron, which sold poorly because of the heat. Next to his stand was an ice cream vendor selling scoops in small cardboard cups. When he ran out of containers, Hamwi came to the rescue by rolling his wafers into a cornucopia and putting a scoop of ice cream in its mouth. Some ice cream novelties that never made it were ice cream in an aerosol can and the cone with a side-pocket for an extra scoop built in. The ice cream telegram flopped. It was a replica of a Western Union telegram, delivered to the home.
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COLD WAR During the Korean War, General Lewis Puller announced that it was ridiculous to pamper marines with ice cream and demanded that the Armed Forces serve troops beer and whiskey instead. The Women’s Christian Temperance Union howled, enlisted men howled, and the Pentagon announced that ice cream would be served in mess lines three times a week. During World War II, escort destroyers were rewarded with 20 gallons of ice cream for every pilot they pulled out of the water. When the aircraft carrier Lexington was damaged and the order was given to abandon ship, someone mentioned that the ship was carrying a lot of ice cream. Sailors ate their fill before leaping into the sea. British airmen would put ice cream mixtures in cans in the rear compartments, where the plane’s vibration combined with the freezing temperatures at high altitudes would yield especially delicious ice cream.
FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH In 1934 the movie Kid Millions starring Eddie Cantor was released. Moviegoers were treated to a color talking picture featuring an ice cream fantasy as a finale. The scene occurred in an ice cream factory where chorus girls carried chocolate and strawberries to a huge freezer while other scantily clad girls skated across the freezer and coasted around on large slabs of Neapolitan. Cantor meanwhile was treating hundreds of ragged children to an ice cream banquet, and a reformed gangster shot cherries into each kid’s dish from a machine gun. ICE CREAM RIOT In 1952 on the Yale campus, the police ordered a portable ice cream cart off the campus. The result was a riot involving 1,500 students that was quelled with hoses and clubs. The owner of the pushcart was ultimately allowed to return to the campus, and a victory rally was held in his honor.
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• On June 1, 1779, the court-martial of Benedict Arnold convenes in Philadelphia. After a clean record in the early days of the American Revolution, Arnold was charged with 13 counts of misbehavior. Arnold’s resentment and his perceived mistreatment by the American Army would fuel his coming traitorous defection. • On May 31, 1889, the South Fork Dam collapses, causing a flood in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, that kills more than 2,200 people. At 900 feet by 72 feet, it was the largest earth dam (made of dirt and rock) in the United States, and it created the largest man-made lake of the time, Lake Conemaugh. • On May 29, 1922, the United States Supreme Court rules that organized baseball did not violate antitrust laws as alleged by the Baltimore franchise of the defunct Federal League in 1915. The Supreme Court held that organized baseball is not a business, but a sport. • On May 28, 1937, the government of Germany -- then under the control of Adolf Hitler -- forms a new state-owned automobile company, later named Volkswagenwerk. After World War II ended, with the factory in ruins, the Allies would make Volkswagen the focus of their attempts to resuscitate the German auto industry. • On May 27, 1941, the British navy sinks Germany’s largest battleship, Bismarck, in the North Atlantic near France. Three days earlier, Bismarck had destroyed HMS Hood, the pride of the British fleet. The German death toll was more than 2,000. • On May 26, 1959, Harvey Haddix of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches 12 perfect innings against the Milwaukee Braves, only to lose the game on a two-run double by Braves’ first baseman Joe Adcock in the 13th inning.
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JOHN McLAUGHLIN John McLaughlin was born 1865 in Ontario and graduated from the University of Toronto in 1885 with degrees in Pharmacy and Chemistry. When he married a redheaded New York woman named Maud, he used her dowry to open a carbonated water plant in Toronto, selling his product to local drugstores. Soda jerks mixed the carbonated water with fruit juices and flavorings to create sodas that they sold on the spot. McLaughlin began tinkering with his own soda drink recipes and created McLaughlin Belfast Style Ginger Ale. The problem was that the only place you could drink his product was at a drug store soda fountain. He realized that what he needed was a way that customers could take his product home with them, or carry it with them on outings. Soon he developed a method of mass bottling his product. Now people could drink sodas at ball parks and beaches, and one of his main marketing methods was to hand out free sample bottles to people who gathered at such places. At Maud’s suggestion, McLaughlin refined his ginger ale recipe by lightening the dark color and improving the sharp taste of his first ginger ale. He named the new product Canada Dry Pale Ginger Ale, and Maud suggested the slogan, “The Champagne of Ginger Ales.” He patented the recipe in 1905. When referring to a drink, the word “dry” means “not sweet” (as in dry wine). In the early 20th century, most ginger ales were dark, syrupy, and sweet, and Canada Dry broke that mold. With the business growing, he decided to import his product to the United States. As early as 1907, Canada Dry was being shipped to U. S. grocery wholesalers in Buﬀalo, Brooklyn, and Detroit.
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• Because the U.S. had recently increased import tariﬀs on ginger ale by 50%, Saylor and Mathes saved a lot of money by moving the company to the U.S. Because they were spending a fortune on railroad freight fees, they instigated licensing agreements so others could manufacture the product locally. They opened factories in Chicago and L.A. But they really hit pay dirt when Prohibition was enacted: Canada Dry was the perfect mixer for harsh homemade hooch. • Profits for Canada Dry in 1923 were $98,000 and for 1925 they were $1,240,000, enough to pay for the million dollar purchase price. Within three years, it was the bestselling ginger ale in the world. By 1930, the corporation was worth $30 million. Prohibition Officers were so impressed by its sudden popularity that they analyzed it for alcoholic content.
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A NEW SODA POP In the 1890s Caleb Bradham opened a drugstore and soda fountain in North Carolina. He wanted to invent a drink that would soothe an upset stomach without using narcotics. Using kola nut, vanilla, and extracts, he whipped up a new concoction. He named it after a stomach enzyme that aids digestion, because he believed his drink would aid digestion just as the enzyme does. The company expanded rapidly, but a major ingredient was sugar, and when sugar prices fluctuated during World War I, Bradham declared bankruptcy. Another entrepreneur bought the drink company from the bank, but declared bankruptcy during the Depression. In 1931 Charles Guth bought the company for $10,500 out of sheer spite. He owned a chain of over 100 candy stores with soda fountains and was angry that Coca-Cola wouldn’t give him a price break on the enormous volumes of soda he sold. He wanted to give them some competition, but he too ran into financial problems and even offered to sell out to Coca-Cola, a deal they refused. Then he began selling the drink in a 12 ounce bottle for a nickel, whereas Coka-Cola came in a 6-ounce bottle for a nickel. Customers flocked to his product. Today the firm does $39 billion in business annually and has 185,000 employees. What’s the name of the drink? (Bonus points for naming the enzyme it was named after.) (Answer on next page)
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Do Homework Before Long-Distance Move The cost of a long-distance move is a formula based on the mileage to be traveled and the weight of the goods, plus the cost of packing and special services surcharges. Here are some money-saving ideas: --Before you make the first call to a moving company, de-clutter your home. Consider whether to move or sell items of questionable value. Sell those items at a garage sale to put money in your pocket and keep them out of the moving van. --Always get estimates from a minimum of three moving companies. There are three types of estimates: • Non-binding -- the movers will give their best estimate of the costs, but you could be required to pay up to 110 percent of that estimate if the shipment is overweight. • Binding -- both you and the mover agree to the price, whether the shipment comes in over or under the estimated weight. • A Not-To-Exceed estimate guarantees that you’ll pay the lower of either the binding estimate or the actual cost. --Ask the estimator for ideas on reducing expenses and avoiding surcharges. Is it cheaper to move or to replace older appliances, riding mowers and snowmobiles? --Ask if there is an additional discount (there should be) for allowing the company to temporarily store your belongings until they can be combined on a truck for a more cost-effective trip. --Handle surcharge items yourself: Disconnect the washer and block the tub, dismantle home entertainment centers and home-office work stations. --Do your own packing. Used boxes, crumpled newspaper and tape can go a long way toward saving money. If you purchase boxes, hunt for the best deals. For books, compare the cost of having them moved versus mailing them to yourself book rate. --Be ﬂexible in your moving date. If you can wait until the middle of September, you could save up to 15 percent of your costs. --Insist on an inventory of the goods to be shipped. This will ensure that the conditions of your belongings are noted before shipment, in the event you have a damage claim. In summary: Do your homework in advance of a move to save the most money. For more information call American Moving and Storage Association at 703-683-7410 or go online to http://www.moving.org/. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail. com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
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with use of Metal and Accessories from Troyer Metal, 115 Deckard Road, Bidwell, OH (1/4 mile from Tycoon Lake)
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Gallipolis Ohio Valley Wellston Acorn Plaza
Prices Effective: Sunday, May 25 thru Saturday, May 31, 2014
Open Memorial Day May 26
FOODLAND REWARDS CARD HOT BUY! West Virginia Price
24 pk/12 oz cans, Selected Varieties
Final Price With Card
West Virginia Price
Ground Fresh Daily
Showcase 73% Lean Ground Beef
2/ 11 $
Limit 2 Final Price With Card Ohio Price
Tender Choice, Family Pack
Bone-In Assorted Pork Chops
8 lb bag, All Purpose
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30 oz jar, Selected Varieties
Kraft Miracle Whip or Mayo
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TROYER TOOLS & COLLECTIBLE AUCTION
2 DAYS OF DIRT POUNDING, SMOKE FLYING ENTERTAINMENT
SAT., MAY 31, 2014 10:00 AM LOCATION: 49 James Bowen Road, Oak Hill, OH From Oak Hill, take St. Rt. 279 West to Dan T Davis Road, turn Right to auction. Watch for Signs.
THRESHING MACHINES CASE CRAWLER • JD (B) TRACTOR ANTIQUES • COLLECTIBLES HOUSEHOLD THRESHING MACHINE • TRACTOR CRAWLER • MACHINERY
FRIDAY, JUNE 6 & SATURDAY, JUNE 7
Field Stock Tractors: 6000 lb Modified Street Stock 4x4 6200 lb Modified Street Stock 4x4 5500 lb 6350 Modified 4x4 6000 lb OMTPA Rules & Points 7500 lb 6000 lb Stock (Gas) - Gallia County Residents 9000 lb 8000 lb Stock Diesel10,000 lb Gallia County Residents 6200 lb Cheater Stock 4x4 9500 lb Turbo Tractors 8000 lb Modified Street Diesel 10,500 lb Turbo Tractors 8000 lb Hot One Ton & Down Diesels 26,000 lb Down Semi
John Deere B Tractor on rubber, Case 310G Crawler Loader, Winch for Case 310, Huber Threshing Machine on Rubber, New Racine Thresher on Steel, McD. Open Gear Grain Binder, 2 Bottom Plow, Pioneer Ladder Wagon, N. I. Hay Rake, Box Wagon w/Springs and Seat, Double Set Nylon Draft Harness, I and J 2 Row Cultivator. Team Smooth Mouth Belgian Mare and Gelding.
28’ Laddervator w/4 HP. Honda, Stihl Chainsaw, Stihl T 5400 14 in. Masonry Saw, 28’ Aluminum Plank, 4/12 Metal Shear, Makita Air Circular Saw, Dewalt 12 in. Mitre Saw, 36 in. Power Trowel w/ 5.5 HP. Honda, Framing & Finish Nailers, Hitachi Air Compressor w/ 5.5 HP. Honda, Quincy Twin Air Compressor w/ 8 HP. Honda, Speedaire Service Truck Compressor w/13 HP. Motor Fuel Tank, Pump Jack, 55 Gal. Air Shop Vac, Stanley Mitre Saw, Several Ext. Ladders, Wagon Load of Misc.
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
Maytag Kick Start Motor (nice), 2 Cast Iron Kettles, Appr. 12 Cross Cut Saws, (2) Ice Saws, 16 in. Monta Lawn Mower, Montgomery Ward Chain Saws w/Case, J. D. Hillside Plow, McD. One Row Corn Planter, J. D. Single Bottom Plow, Surrey Poles, Drillgine Gas Drill, (2) Butter Churns in Crock Pots, Dehorner, Old One Horse Corn Cutter, a Variety of Cast Iron Implement Seats including Buckeye, McCormick Deering, Stodard, Walter A. Wood, & Hoosier, Grain Cradles, Feed Bagger, 3 Hand Crank Sheep Shears, Old Egg Carton, Hay Trolleys, Nice Selection of Crocks & Iron Skillets, Wall Mount Drill, Plus a Nice Selection Of Primitives, Misc. Household Items. FOR PHOTOS & MORE INFORMATION VISIT
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Terms: Cash or Check Lunch Stand • Multi Family Yard Sale OWNERS: Mr. & Mrs. Emanuel A. Troyer AUCTIONEERS: ORUS MAST 330-473-9077 VERNON YODER 330-466-0520
TRUCK & TRACTOR PULLS
FRIDAY, JUNE 6
SATURDAY, JUNE 7
AMERICAN FARM PULLERS ASSOCIATONS RULES APPLY
ADMISSION: $8 Per Day, $14 for a 2 Day Pass
LOCATION: Gallia County Fair Grounds, St. Rt. 160 & Jackson Pike, Gallipolis
gates open at 4 pm, pulling starts at 6 pm camping & concession available
Proceeds Benefit River Valley FFA & Gallia County Junior Fair
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