150 Years Ago
Our friend Isaac Simon who, having returned lately from the law school of Cambridge, Mass., practiced law for a short time in this city with Rufus King, Esq., volunteered in the gun boat service of the Mississippi and received the commission as Master’s Mate, with a good prospect of advancement. Isaac is an active and well informed young man who will make his mark anywhere. We wish him the best of success in the service of his country. – September 5, 1862
125 Years Ago
“Rome Under Nero” is filling our streets, hotels and stores with thousands of visitors who are making business lively in all branches. The spectacle is drawing average audiences of 10,000 and will be a financial success. Its artistic merits were acknowledged from the first. The Order of Cincinnatus has established a claim on the gratitude of the citizens of Cincinnati, that should lead to a vast increase in the membership of the Order, and it is to be sincerely hoped that it will. – September 2, 1887
100 Years Ago
Featuring the famous Newcastle (Ind.) and Richmond (Ind.) nursery products, the Hill-Heller Co. has just opened a beautiful floral shop at 532 Race street and is prepared to furnish fresh flowers for all occasions. This enterprise, which will sell “direct from nursery to consumer,” is declared to be absolutely unique in the floral industry and will be welcomed into the Queen City. The Hill-Heller Co. is a combination of the well-known enterprises of Heller at Newcastle and the Hill Co. and the Lemon Co., of Richmond, all of which are famous in the nursery world. The merger was made for the purpose of selling direct to the consumer, and the Cincinnati concern will receive fresh flowers at least twice a day from the celebrated mammoth Hoosier nurseries and supply Cincinnati on short demand. A unique feature of this new establishment will be the crack decorator of the Hill-Heller Co., just secured from one of New York City’s largest floral shops. He makes a feature of artistic effects for wedding parties, dinners, banquets, etc., and will prepare special corsage bouquets and mount floral pieces for funeral works. – September 5, 1912
75 Years Ago
Arrangements have been completed for the festivities to precede the National Leagues’ last night game of the season, to be played at Crosley Field Friday night, Sept. 3rd, between the Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Heading the pre-game program will be the two-mile steeple chase race between Joe McCluskey, 5,000 meter and indoor steeplechase champion, and Eino Pennti, 10,000 meter titleholder. The races will be under A.A.U. supervision.
Preceding the steeplechase will be an exhibition by the championship drill and degree tram of the Eagles.
Fireworks will feature Constitution Day.
Friday’s night game will be followed by an off day Saturday and doubleheader Sunday – last home appearance until Tuesday Sept. 14th, when the Reds will return for the closing home stand. – September 2, 1937
50 Years Ago
Suburban Drycleaning Laundry, described as Southwestern Ohio’s first all-service fabric care center will open officially this weekend at 7990 Reading Road at Sunnybrook Drive, between Roselawn and Reading, in Thriftway Center.
Edward H. Cole, president, said that all facilities will be demonstrated in operation this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6, 7 and 8, between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Souvenirs, prizes and informal modeling are planned.
“Greater Cincinnati families now may choose standard or self-service cleaning – whichever fits their needs – at the same convenient location,” Mr. Cole said.
“As professional drycleaners, serving thousands of local families for more than 50 years as the Art Dry Cleaning Co.,” Mr. Cole said, “we’ve observed the rapid growth of the self-service idea here and nationwide. This growth indicates that many people want and will use these facilities.
“We decided to design a new drycleaning/laundry center in which we would combine the economy, speed and convenience of self-service with the knowledge and skill we had developed as professional cleaners.
“We believe that our new Suburban store incorporates the finest equipment available and offers our customers the most complete range of garment and home furnishings care services in this part of the country.”
Consultants will be on hand to explain the operation of the new self-service equipment and to assist patrons in preparing clothes and home furnishings for most effective cleaning. – September 6, 1962
25 Years Ago
Adath Israel Synagogue will begin to make its Sabbath and High Holy Day services available by telephone to those who are unable to attend. These services will be available through a special project called Adath Israel Dial-A-Service. The first broadcast via telephone hook up will begin Saturday, Sept. 19, the Sabbath prior to Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 23).
These broadcasts will be of particular interest to those who are hospital or home bound because of illness, young children, etc. This program is part of Adath Israel’s ongoing community service and outreach program.
This project will be available to both the general Jewish community and Adath Israel members as a public service. Funds for this project are being made available through the generosity of the Edward and Esther Reiner Memorial Fund. – September 10 1987
10 Years Ago
In a letter to the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announced that it would extend its ticket exchange policy because of scheduling concerts on the High Holy Days.
Writing to JCRC director Michael Rapp, Steven Monder, CSO president, asked his help in notifying the public about the extension. A Cincinnati Pops concert, featuring Garrison Keillor of National Public Radio’s “Prairie Home Companion,” is scheduled for the weekend of Rosh Hashanah.
“Those Pops subscribers who wish to observe Rosh Hashanah on Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7, may exchange their tickets (at no charge) for the Sunday, September 8, Pops concert at 7 p.m.,” wrote Monder. “Or they may exchange their tickets for a future Cincinnati Pops or Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concert during the 2002-2003 season.”
Monder also addressed the fact that the Pops concert was scheduled during the holiday. “Maestro Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra appreciate the significance of this high holy day and are respectful of those who observe it.” He went on to say that the Pops orchestra and administration “does everything reasonably possible to avoid conflicts with Jewish holidays and will make every effort to do so in the future.” – September 5, 2002