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Frank Edgar Scobey

Frank Edgar "Ed" Scobey was Director of the United States Mint from 1922 to 1923. Frank Edgar Scobey was born in Miami County, Ohio on February 27, 1866, the son of William Scobey and Martha J. Scobey, he attended public schools in Ohio. After school, Scobey secured a position as Troy agent for Standard Oil. Scobey fell ill and sold his business, spending three full years traveling to try to improve his health, wintering in Florida and Texas, he married Mayme Barrington of Covington, Ohio on May 7, 1889. He formed a livery business with his uncle, J. F. Vandeveer, in 1894; as a young man, Scobey was active in the Miami County Republican Party. In 1897, he was elected sheriff of Miami County, he was re-elected, holding office until his resignation in January 1902. A supporter of U. S. Senator Joseph B. Foraker, Scobey became Clerk of the Ohio Senate through Foraker's influence. During this period, Scobey became a personal friend of Warren G. Harding, a member of the Ohio Senate from 1899 to 1903. Scobey maintained a correspondence with Harding after Scobey moved to San Antonio in 1907 to found the Scobey Fireproof Storage Co.

When Harding became President of the United States in the 1920 U. S. presidential election, he appointed Scobey Director of the United States Mint. He held that office from March 1922 until September 1923. Scobey died in San Antonio in 1931

George Cummins Morphett

George Cummins Morphett was an Australian politician. He was a member of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1933 to 1938, representing the electorate of Murray. Morphett was born in Adelaide, the grandson of Sir John Morphett and son of John Cummins Morphett, clerk of the House of Assembly from 1901 to 1918, he published a number of works about his grandfather, including "The Life And Letters Of Sir John Morphett" and his grandfather's entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography. Other works include: Captain Francis Davison of Blakiston, Adelaide: Pioneers' Association of S. A. 1943 The Bakers of Morialta: Hon. John Baker, M. L. C. J. P. F. R. G. S. and his son Sir Richard Chaffey Baker, K. C. M. G. Q. C. M. A. Adelaide: Pioneers' Association of S. A. 1946 John Ainsworth Horrocks, Adelaide: Pioneers' Association of S. A. 1946 The Beare Family, Adelaide: Pioneers' Association of South Australia, 1942 Founders of South Australia, Adelaide: Pioneers' Association of S. A. 1944and numerous others

All Saints' Church, Gresford

All Saints' Church stands in the former coal mining village of Gresford in Wrexham County Borough, Wales. It is a large late 15th-century church in a red sandstone, in many ways more typical of nearby Cheshire churches, it has been described as the finest parish church in Wales, has the most surviving medieval stained glass of any Welsh church. The bells of the parish church of All Saints are one of the traditional Seven Wonders of Wales. Not only are the peal of bells of note, listed it is said for the purity of their tone, but the church itself is remarkable for its size, interior church monuments, its churchyard yew trees; the bells are commemorated in an anonymous rhyme: Pistyll Rhaeadr and Wrexham steeple, Snowdon's mountain without its people, Overton yew trees, St Winefride wells, Llangollen bridge and Gresford bells. The church was designated as a Grade I listed building on 7 June 1963, as "an exceptional example of a late-medieval church with fine medieval glass and furnishings". Though a church was built in the late 13th century by the Welsh patron Trahaearn ap Ithel ap Eunydd, this was not the first building on the site.

The Domesday Book records a church at "Gretford in Extan hundred", but this might be elsewhere around the village. The present building was largely constructed at the end of the 15th century; the church is remarkably large and well-fitted out for what was a small settlement, suggesting that there was a profitable place of pilgrimage there, though no evidence for what the attraction was remains - a relic or statue of the Virgin Mary The medieval parish was large, over 30 square miles. Robert Parfew, the Bishop of Saint Asaph, wrote to Thomas Cromwell when he was Henry VIII's chief minister, requesting that he be allowed to move his seat to Gresford, as "the Church of the said parish was and beautifully made erect and builded, as all manner of ornaments and other necessaries requisite for the replenishing and furniture of the same were brought and provided and the inhabitants of the...parish... were not a little aided and succoured towards the better sustentation of the living" referring to the pilgrimage receipts.

The church has much fine late medieval stained glass of around 1500, now collected at the east end, except for small figures in the top of the tracery of some aisle windows. Some glass has been claimed to have come from the dissolved abbey at Basingwerk on the banks of the River Dee below Holywell; the church was richly endowed by Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby, whose intervention at the Battle of Bosworth helped the Welsh-born Henry Tudor overcome Richard III in his successful quest for the throne of England. He paid for the large central east window, which survives complete. A window with the Life of the Virgin in several scenes in the Lady Chapel is intact. There are fine memorials for the local Trevalyn Hall branch of the powerful North Welsh Trevor family. An alabaster effigy of Sion Trefor reclines within a classical framework, a long tablet inscribed in Welsh appearing to hide the middle of his body, his daughter-in-law, "Dame Katherine Trevor" is represented twice, once painted and half life-size, kneeling next to her husband Sir Richard Trefor, kneeling with daughters in a smaller relief.

The twelve misericords date from early 16th century. Some of these are evocative, such as "A Devil, driven by a man or woman in long kilted garment, facing left, pushing two women on a sledge or barrow into the jaws of Hell. Left Supporter an ape with a urine flask. Right Supporter a fox with a bucket of excrement"; the earliest record of the peal of Gresford bells dates back only to 1714. An apparatus was installed in the belfry in 1877 so that all eight bells could be chimed by one person; the bells are rung for church services, the old custom of ringing on 5 November is still continued, though it is unclear whether this is to commemorate the successful landing of William of Orange in 1688, or the Gunpowder Plot of Guy Fawkes to blow up Parliament in 1605. During World War II, the custom of tolling the passing bell was discontinued, as the bells were to be rung only as an invasion warning. There have been modern replacements for some. Inside the impressive church, one of the most remarkable finds was discovered in 1907 by workmen, the Gresford Stone.

This is a Roman period altar, hidden for centuries, being used as a stone block in the rebuilding of the medieval church. The altar has four carved sides and a decorative depression at the top, used for the placement of offerings to the goddess Nemesis depicted on one side; the altar was part of a Romano British shrine dating back to 100 to 350 AD. The church is surrounded by a grove of yews, some of which are equal in size and age to those of Overton listed in the Seven Wonders of Wales. Twenty-five of these were planted in 1726, it was an ancient tree at the time of Richard II's proclamation that ordered the general planting of yews to support the army and the use of yew in the Longbow. The churchyard contains the war graves of six Commonwealth service personnel of World War I. List of church restorations and furniture by John Douglas

The 30% Iron Chef

"The 30% Iron Chef" is the 22nd episode and last episode in season three of Futurama. It aired on the Fox network in the United States on April 14, 2002. Bender aspires to be a cook for the Planet Express crew. One day, Bender overhears the crew complaining about one of his meals and is overcome by feelings of worthlessness and self-pity. Bender aspires to be a cook for the Planet Express crew. One day, Bender overhears the crew complaining about one of his meals and is overcome by feelings of worthlessness and self-pity. Meanwhile, Zoidberg accidentally destroys a scale replica of the universe's largest bottle that Professor Farnsworth has just made, he frames Fry for the Professor demands that Fry pay $10 for the material cost. Fry is persuaded to make the payment, not having the wherewithal to defend himself. Zoidberg is riddled with guilt. After running away, Bender asks Elzar to teach him how to cook. Bender becomes a hobo and travels to the "biggest hobo joint in the universe". There he meets Helmut Spargel, a legendary cook who lost his TV show when a young, upcoming Elzar replaced him.

Spargel trains Bender. As a final test, Spargel challenges Bender to cook an edible meal. Spargel tries the food and tells Bender that it is "acceptable"; as a result of eating the food, his stomach explodes, he dies. With his dying breath, Spargel reveals the secret to perfect cooking: a vial of unknown liquid to use whenever he needs to spice up a food. Bender challenges Elzar to a cook-off on the TV show "Iron Cook"; the main ingredient used in this cook-off is Soylent Green. Bender applies the liquid that Spargel gave him and wins; as the loser, Elzar is forced to wash the dishes. During the contest, Fry is unable to pay for a commemorative turkey baster, having given the Professor his last $10. Zoidberg's guilt becomes unbearable, he publicly apologizes for framing Fry before trying to commit seppuku using the Chairman's ceremonial Wakizashi. Instead, his hard shell damages the $5000 sword, before running away, he falsely says it was Fry who did it; when the Professor examines the liquid in the bottle Spargel gave Bender, it turns out the liquid is ordinary water.

Fry says that all Spargel gave Bender was confidence, before the Professor adds that the water was laced with trace amounts of LSD. The episode closes with Bender proposing a meal for his co-workers; the characters are unsure, but when Bender adds that the meal will include plenty of "confidence", they joyfully accept. In its initial airing, the episode received a Nielsen rating of 3.0/6, placing it 90th among primetime shows for the week of April 8–15, 2002. The A. V. Club gave the episode a B; the 30% Iron Chef at The Infosphere. "The 30% Iron Chef" on IMDb "The 30% Iron Chef" at TV.com

Franeker City Hall

Franeker City Hall is the city hall of the municipality of Franeker, one of the eleven historical cities of Friesland. The building was built in Frysian renaissance style; the first stone was laid on June 24, 1591. The building took a total of three years. Above the main entrance the coat of arms of Friesland is shown, along the leadlights on the first floor, another 27 coats of arms are placed, it is a national part of the Top 100 Dutch heritage sites. It is a rijksmonument since February 21, 1967, is one of only three Frisian entries in the Top 100 Dutch heritage sites; the Dutch House in Brookline, Massachusetts, in the United States of America, was built as a partial copy of the Franeker City Hall, is itself on the US National Register of Historic Places