Publication: American Flint
Toledo, OH, United States
Both factories of the D. C. Jenkins Company are working full time, and the prospects for a good steady run are very encouraging. We only wish that other factories throughout the trade were doing as well.
During the month of September someone who evidently knew Wm. Maxwell's views on the liquor question, and thinking they were playing a good joke, left between three and four dozen empty beer bottles at the rear of his home. It is likely that the party was watching to see what Billy would do when he found them. Here is how the joke worked out: Billy has a very good grape arbor which was loaded down this season. He often thought he would like to make some grape juice and bottle it but never had the kind and number of bottles desired until the party left the empties as stated above. Billy says if he could only find out the name of the party he would galdly [sic] gladly give him a full one for his kindness. He is figuring on setting out quite a number of tomato plants next spring, and if he has luck with them he intends putting up a lot of catsup, but will be needing more bottles. Now for another shower of empties.
A team from the tool works and a picked nine from the Jenkins factory crossed bats the afternoon of October 3. Alvie Hendee played short for the latter team. He was a real star until the fifth inning, when a hot one came his way. He knocked it to the ground and tried to cool his fingers by blowing on them, meanwhile a man on third and another from second had scored. The batter reached first and thought to go to second, but Alvie headed him off, retiring the side. When the Jenkins team went to bat next they got two men on bases and Walter Brown was sent to bat. He proved that he can clean bases as well as moulds. He caught the first one pitched for a home run, this put the Jenkins team in the lead and they held it to the end of game.
Lawrence Daugherty, mould maker, resigned his position here to accept a similar one at Huntington, W. Va., in order to be with his brother, who is working there.
Edward Conover, manager for the D. C. Jenkins Company at Arcadia, visited this city and took in the prosperity exposition one evening.
Rev. Robert Ayers. pastor of the United Brethren church at Plymouth, Ind., was in this city October 13 attending to important business, after which he visited the Jenkins factories where he met quite a number of the boys with whom he worked some years ago. Rev. Ayers is a glass worker by trade, having served his apprenticeship at Greentown, Indiana, and later pressed at Evansville.
Another distinguished visitor during the past month was the stork. One visit did not seem to satisfy this grand old bird. Its first visit was at the home of Fred Krupp, where it left a 11 1/2 pound boy, which the father says is a young white hope. Its next visit was at C. R. Clarke's, where a 9 pound boy with a good pair of lungs can be seen. A few days later it visited the home of Reuben Mills, where a bright little lady stenographer was left.
|Keywords:||D. C. Jenkins Glass Company|
|Date completed:||August 22, 2010 by: Bob Stahr;|