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Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

Early 1939:

January 1939 the American Bar Association has approved Ohio Northern University College of law. ONU has had a law college since 1885 with many prominent lawyers throughout the state and nation. Dr. Robert Williams, president of Ohio Northern University stated this was another goal which was met along with the acceptance of the university as a member of the Ohio College Association in 1931; second, the placing of Ohio Northern on the approved list of Methodist colleges and universities by the senate of the M.E.Church, in 1935.

January 1939 a Campus Arch To Be Memorial Gift Of O.N.U. Class Of “39.

April 1939 the Ada Garden Club was organized.

April 1939 an ordinance was being enforced to remove perishable foods from being displayed on the sidewalks of grocery stores.

April 1939 the state board of athletic control voted to discontinue girls interscholastic basketball in Ohio schools.