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More memorablilia on city's glass era
Thursday, August 31, 1989

Pix #1 - Fostoria glass workers photographed in 1951 having served in that industry in their younger years. Back row, left to right: Cling Johmnson, Louie stiger, Al Bristo, "Wish" Sertel, Marty Mabus, Guy Kaiser. front row: ? Snyder, Herb England, Ray Coburn, John vanoni, Bob Fry, Sr. With the death of Bob Fry, Sr., Ray coburn is the only know survivor of the "glass days' in fostora.

Pix #2 - Bob Fry, Sr., photographed before this death.

All good things, including lengthy Potluck articles must have an ending. today's article was intended to be the last in the series, but with the ingfromation still available, is is evident that there must be a fifth one. And, I am sure there may be readers who will still have contributions to make. don't hesitate to call or write if you have something to tell.

I spent some omore time with Ray coburn after the third in the series was published, and he still had much to talk about "glass," the glass workers etc.

As a slidelight I should mention coburn is also sought by outner writers. He told me that recently a trade paper representative wated an audience, for information about the glass industry of years ago.

\tjhe group photo of glass workers, with today's collumn, taken in 1951 will interest readers especially older ones, and will be remembered by them.

The one photo of Bob Fry, Sr., with today's article was taken dirung his last years, when he was still residieng in fostoria. The photo was loaned by Bob Fry, Jr. who, with his wife, resides at 10282 W. louden TR 116.

Reader Feedback

Bob harley, former fostorai resident and employee of The Fostoria Daily Review, dropped me a note after receiving his copies of The Review Times and here with quoted: "Paul...glad to see your column is back. You have a good source of information in Ray coburn. I remember him when he frequented Vic Schyuh's print shop on East North Street. Regards -- Buckeye Bob."

Yes, I remember those days of the past, like Harley does, because I often got in on some of the ocnverstaions that were exchanged back then many years ago. I was working as one of the printers at The Review Times back then, and at the end of the work day at the newspaper would join whoever might be at Schuh's print shop, where many subjects about Fostoria were discussed pro and con.

Shcuh and Kru[[ worked at Review

Before Vic Schuh had his own print shop, he too was a printer at the Daily Review, and I worked with him. Schuh spent many years as a printer at The Review when it was located in the old Foster Home Building on south main Street. At that period in time, I was a carrier boy for The Daily Reivew and a helper in the bindery and amiling room.

When the newspaper moved to the present location on East Center St., I helped them move and ocntinued to work full time after graduation from Fostoria High School, continuing iwth them until I joined fostoria Press ed Steel in their sales and advertising department.

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