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|30th anniversary of McCullough House, Cypress Way, Saturday, September 12, 2015 @ 2 p.m.|
September 12, 2015
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100 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH
The month of September 1915 had the Dalton Adding Machine Company close the plant after some workers requested a change from a 50-hour workweek to an 8-hour workday/48-hour schedule for the same pay. This was probably the beginning of the struggle of the workers and company that would eventually cause violence and the permanent closing of the plant.
Another ongoing problem was the determination of a location for a garbage crematory, or incinerator, in Norwood. For quite awhile the city and West Norwood residents disagreed on putting it on West Sherman Avenue. Even the Cincinnati Park Board’s President Ault was against it, as it would harm the planned park and boulevard (Victory Parkway). By the time the first week of September was over, the proposed location had been moved to a site northeast of the B. & O. S. W. railroad crossing at Ross Avenue.
A third topic for the month was the gas franchise with the Union Gas and Electric Company. The original 25-year agreement was renegotiable after the tenth year. That contract had been with the Ohio Fuel and Supply Company for 25 cents per 1,000 cubic feet of gas. When the U. G. & E. Co. took over the franchise, they raised the rate to the maximum allowed in the contract–35cents. The city wanted the price to return to 25 cents (which is about 20 times less than today’s prices, excluding delivery and other charges).
On this September 29th evening, Detective Greene and Officer Mahoney, in a police car, followed four stray horses up and down Norwood streets until the animals were exhausted, at which time they were rounded up.