150 Years Ago

Mr. Fred A. Johnson, Auction and Commission Merchant, No. 16 East Fourth Street, is now prepared to attend any calls that may be made upon him, and we can safely recommend him as a prompt and efficient man of business and a genial gentleman. He gives particular attention to our-door sales, and those who trust their business in his hands may be assured of having it attended to promptly.

1869 From the pages 100319

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We feel gratified to call the attention of our readers to the card of Max Shamberg, Esp., of Pittsburgh, Penn., and to recommend him to the patronage of all those making pleasure trips to Europe sending money to their friends abroad or desirous of bringing them to this country, will find it to their advantage to call on or address by letter Mr. Shamberg.

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A good cooking stove is the great desideratum for all well-regulated families, for without it comfort in the household is an impossibility. Our attention was called to this important fact a few days since, by a visit to the well-known establishment to Fares & Miller, No. 5 West Fifth Street, where we were shown one of the new improved Monitor Coal Cooking Stoves.

— Oct. 8, 1869

125 Years Ago

There is quite a widespread impression that the Children’s Home on West Ninth St. refuses to admit any Jewish children; this is positively not true, as there are even now several Jewish children there, and never at any time have the managers of this institution refused to admit a child on account of its religion or nationality. The Home is worthy of the support of all, irrespective of creed, and should not be permitted to suffer from the effects of a false impression concerning its principles and methods.

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Mrs. C. Wolf, of East Fourth St., accompanied by her son, Master Fred, has returned home after a two months vacation, visiting Paris and different parts fo Europe.

1894 From the pages 100319

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A most enjoyable affair was given last Sunday evening at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Dessaner, 117 Everett St., on account of the engagement of their accomplished daughter Fannie, to Mr. Jonas Cohen, of 153 Barr St., Very many valuable presents were received and a delightful time was spent.

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Mr. Sol W. Levi and wife arrived from their extended European tour, and will take up their old quarters at the Alms Hotel.

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General Seasongood and family have returned from their European trip.

Oct. 4, 1894

100 Years Ago

Eugene Westheimer has received word from his son, Ira, that the latter was appointed a captain in the aviation service of the American army just prior to his discharge from the army. Captain Westheimer was discharged from the service in London to permit him to accept a position as a European representative of a New York concern.

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The Peace Treaties, the League of Nations, the strike in the steel industries have for the time being lost their importance to the citizens of Cincinnati. The most important topic today is the battle between the two national baseball organizations for the championship. The interest aroused is intense. Even great business houses, like the John Shillito Company, closed their place of business on Wednesday afternoon to enable their employees either to attend the game, and what is more probable in this case of most of them, to watch the scoreboards displayed in various parts of the city. These are troublous times and it is well that even if only for a little while men can turn their minds from the consideration of more serious things and relax.

1919 From the pages 100319

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Mr. J. M. Gidding of New York City, the head of the stores in Cincinnati, New York, Washington, Duluth and other cites, is in town to attend the series of games for the world’s championship of baseball.

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The betrothal of Miss Odessa Fridman, daughter of Mr. Louis Fridman, of 3587 Bogart avenue, Avondale, to David J. Plost, of Forth Worth, Texas, has been announced.

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Mr. Max Joseph Safir and Miss Sylvia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Adler, were married at the residence of the bride’s parents in the Renaissance Apartments, Avondale, Wednesday evening.

Oct. 2, 1919

75 Years Ago

Dr. Adolph S. Oko, internationally renowned librarian, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, in New York City. he was 62. He was librarian for many years in Cincinnati at the Hebrew Union College, where he resigned in 1933.

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Richard N. Bluestein, son of Mr. and Mrs. Si Bluestein, 800 N. Crescent Avenue, has been named executive secretary of the Community Relations Committee of the Cincinnati Jewish Community Council.

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Human L. Appel, husband of Mrs. Sylvia Flagel Appel of Dayton and son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Appel, 3440 Harvey Avenue, has been promoted to staff sergeant. He is a clerk at an Eighth Air Force Reconnaissance Station.

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Mrs. Ida Youkilis, of 821 Mann Place, has received word that her son, Lt. Victor Youkilis has been promoted to First Lieutenant. Lt. Youkilis is stationed in Trinidad, serving as Special Services Officer for his field.

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Julius R. Samuels has been elected to head the Cincinnati JNF Council for another term.

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Contrary to reports, Lt. Richard J. Hermann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hermann, is believed safe at a British flying base. He has been serving as navigator on the Fortress “Heavenly Body” since May. Pilot an co-pilot went down with that Fortress while returning from a mission over Germany, a dispatch said. The other seven in the crew were believed save.

1944 From the pages 100319

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Chaplain Alvin I. Fine, 1942 graduate of Hebrew Union College, is a chaplain for Army Forces in China.

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Kenneth R. McDonald, 1539 Yarmouth Avenue, has been promoted to corporal in Italy where he is a radio operator with an infantry division of the Fifth Army.

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Mr Carl B. Rubin, of 839 E. Mitchell Avenue, received his degree of bachelor of laws Saturday, Sept. 30th, at the University of Cincinnati.

Oct. 5, 1944

50 Years Ago

Mrs. Stanley L. Block and Mrs. Val Friedman are arrangements co-chairmen for the world premiere of Dave Brubeck’s “The Gates of Justice” at the new Rockdale Temple, Sunday, Oct. 19, at 2 and 8 p.m.

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“She makes quite a case. She’s strong. She’s very experienced and vey intelligent. But mostly she’s strong.” In those words President Nixon evaluated Israel’s First Lady, Mrs. Golda Meir, following their conferences on the Middle East situation last week.

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Rabbi Harold D. Hahn, of Temple Ohef Sholom, Norfolk, Va., has been elected rabbi of Rockdale Temple.

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“The Price of Silence,” a documentary movie on the plight of Soviet Jewry, will be a feature of the program protesting Soviet treatment of Jews, Sunday, Oct. 12, at Ohav Shalom Synagogue.

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Mr. and Mrs. Irving Troy announce the engagement of their daughter, Donna Marsha, to Mr. Jack Kabakoff, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kabakoff.

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Mr. and Mrs. Milton Gordon, 1431 Robinwood Avenue, announce the forthcoming Bar Mitzvah of their son, Mark Scott, Saturday, Oct. 11, at 9 a.m. at Ohav Shalom Synagogue.

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Virginia Tooper will entertain members of The Jewish Care and Relief with her comedy program, “Long White Gloves and Dirty Dishes,” at the opening paid-up membership luncheon Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 12 noon, at Wise Center.

Oct. 2, 1969

25 Years Ago

Will an incident involving a Cincinnati police officer and an Orthodox Jew on Shabbat result in the Cincinnati Police Division re-examining its policies in dealing with minority populations, including religious minorities? David Becker of Roselawn filed a complain against Police Officer Monica Gaynor, alleging that she violated his religious rights and also sexually harassed him when she charged him with crossing against the light Friday, Sept. 24.

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Cincinnati will appeal a federal court ruling that its ordinance regulating the use of Fountain Square unconstitutionally prohibits the Ku Klux Klan form displaying a cross there.

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The City of Cincinnati may soon be investing as much as $5 million in State of Israel Bonds.

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The Hadassah sponsored youth movement, Young Judea, is up and running for the 1994-95 year. The bogrum, the leaders of the youth group, recently had their first planning meeting.

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“The Magic Menorah,” a children’s storybook written by Blue Ash resident and Temple Sholom member Sandy Stein, is expected to be a winner when it makes its debut at Temple Sholom’s annual Jewish Book Fair, Oct. 16, 19 and 23.

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After volunteering for Attorney General Lee Fisher’s re-election campaign in Columbus this summer, 1990 Finneytown High School graduate Zachary Ratzman has joined Fisher’s campaign as a full-time staff member in Columbus.

— Oct. 6, 1994

10 Years Ago

Following a Rockwern Academy tradition, this past year’s graduating eighth grade class not only left behind memories, but also a piece of artwork – their class legacy. The 2009 eighth grade class created a large, lively mural about Israel for display in the Rockwern Library.

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Jewish Family Service (JFS) and The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education (CHHE) honored Stanley M. Chesley for his work over many decades to seek justice and restitution for Holocaust survivors in Cincinnati and worldwide.

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New York (JTA) — Several thousand people rallied in New York City for freedom in Iran in a demonstration put together by Jewish groups and numerous other organizations.

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After a grassroots fund drive begun by students to fund the Chaverim program, for which the Jewish Federation had cut funding earlier this year, the new Chaverim have arrived. They are Chen Ezer and Tomer Peretz. Both are 18 years old and both are from Cincinnati’s sister city in Israel, Netanya.

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Benyamin Begin, member of the Knesset and a minister in the government of Israel, visited Ohio on September 9 – 11. The son of former Prime Minister Menachim Begin, Benyamin “Benny” Begin, is an Israeli geologist and politician.

Oct. 1, 2009

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