(Previous entries here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.)
These pages give an overview of the economic activity which provided the tax base and the governmental structure.
David Case and Hardy Trolander, proprietors of Yellow Springs Instrument Co., are shown here in their plant which manufactures precision electronic instruments.
David Jones is shown below. He records and issues albums of contemporary jazz records.
Charles Colbert, consulting engineer, heads Westgate Laboratory, Inc., an engineering laboratory employing other people.
The Antioch Bookplate Co., founded in 1922 by Ernest Morgan, shown above, produces practically all bookplates made in this country.
Read Viemeister and Budd Steinhilber are partners in Vie Design Studio, an industrial design and graphic arts studio with wide recognition in the middle west.
The Antioch Press works in association with Antioch College and publishes a number of journals and books related toeducation. Freeman Champney, director, is shown below.
Bahnsen Studio, a photographic studio headed by Eleanor Bahnsen, does portrait photography and processes color film for a large market area in this region.
Odiorne Industrial Advertising, an industrial advertising agency started in 1948, prepares publication advertising and technical literature for leading industrial manufacturers. Below: Richard Odiorne and Paul Cooper.
Kip Productions, a young organization of Antioch students, creates animation for television films. John Korty is shown left.
Yellow Springs began its Council-Manager form of government in 1950; the Village Council is shown at left in one of its monthly meetings. Left to right: William Duncan; John King; David Jenkins; William Beatty, president; Hilda Rahn, secretary; Fred Kershner (who served on the Council over many years past); Howard Kahoe, manager; and Theodore Hamilton.
The Planning Commission, agent of the Council in planning and zoning, is shown in one of its monthly sessions: William Duncan, Read Viemeister, Louise Odiorne, Philip Gearhardt, and John Lounsbury. Kahoe is standing behind Gearhardt.
The Township Trustees, who administer Miami Township affairs, hold meetings at the Fire House. Below, l. to r., Fay Fluke, secretary; Leroy Loe, Edward Bittner and Philip Gearhardt.
Mayor Leo Hughes, upper left, official head of the Village, is shown holding mayor’s court, with police officer Estel Boggs at right. Below left is Howard Kahoe, Village Manager, who brings long experience and “home town” personality to his job.
Police Chief Russell Bradley, above, caught in the act of preparing to distribute candy to children on Halloween, one of several activities which help to make juvenile delinquiency in Yellow Springs almost nil.
Rufus Benning, above left, and other members of the Benning family have been loyal and energetic employees of the village for many years and have contributed a great deal to effective utility growth and service.