These are some highlights from the News Journal on July 30, 1920:
• ‘I’ll Take Nomination, Coolidge Is Telling G.O.P Leaders’
A front-page photo showed Massachusetts Governor Calvin Coolidge speaking to a throng of over 20,000 people in Northampton as he stated he would accept his party’s nomination for vice president. He would be the running mate of Ohio Senator Warren G. Harding.
• ‘Cox Is Hero Of Dayton Today As Friends Roll In’
“Dayton, Ohio (AP) — Choice of their fellow citizens, Governor James A. Cox —as the Democratic presidential nominee, was acclaimed today by residents of Dayton and other portions of the Miami Valley. They were joined here by thousands in a non-partisan homecoming demonstration to their distinguished native son.” Cox’s running mate would be U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt.
• New World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey was ready to take on his first challenger, Billy Miske of St. Paul, Minn.
• ‘Elevators Are Very Full Now’
“The elevators are full of wheat, owing to the scarcity of cars. Wheat is still coming in rapidly, elevator men declare, and they are hauling it, although the elevators are almost full to capacity.”
• ‘Veteran Dies’
“Henry Ward, an aged colored man, a veteran of the Civil War, died yesterday at his home in the McKays Station neighborhood. Mr. Ward was an enlisted soldier, serving for a year and seven months and is widely known in Clinton County, being among the last of the colored veterans living. Funeral services will be held at the A.M.E. church, in this city, Sunday.”
• Republican candidates for the August 10 Republican primary included, for county commissioner, Homer Lundy, Walter Osborn and L.O. West.
• Showing at the Murphy Theatre — “One of America’s Finest Playhouses” with “Fresh Air Every Minute” — were “Rio Grande” — “It’s a love story that will haunt you! the border raid will thrill you! It’s beauty will exalt you”; and “My Husband’s Other Wife” with Sylvia Breamer and Robert Gordon.
• “Many hunters are under the impression that the squirrel season opens August 20. That was the old law, but the new law provides that the season opens September 15 and closes October 20. Killings are limited to five and none can be lawfully sold.”