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THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1939
ALLEN COUNTY Parking Metef Plan Dropped Two major municipal issues, park ing meters and the trading of the Lama city hall for certain improve ments to East High street structure, apparently fell by the way-side at a recent council meeting. Both proposals were considerably cooled off by legal opinion presented by City Solicitor Lester Shepherd and when the regular weekly session had been adjourned, there was every indication that the two issues would die a natural death. Mistakes Button For Candy Franklin Gaskill, 16-months-old babe of Mr. and Mrs, Earl Gaskill, of Conant, while playing with his brothers thought a large red button was candy. The button was pushed down the child’s throat. Franklin was taken to the Lima Memorial hos pital where surgeons were successful in saving the child’s life. Delphos Doesn’t Want CCC Camp By a four-to-three vote, the Del phos city council reversed itself on the matter of having a CCC camp in the* town. It previously had passed legislation in favor of the camp being located at the sewage treatment plant grounds and is on record as having been willing to lease the land for $1 a year. The government was dissatisfied w th the city’s grounds and has leased land adjoining the West Side cemetery and according to city offi cials is preparing to take possession. Councilman Doit Swihart and others said they had received numer ous complaints about the camp being located in Delphos and moved that council go on record as opposing its coming to Delphos. Worker’s Ouster Up held By State The state civil service commission Wednesday sustained the removal of Francis Blosser, of Lima, highway department timekeeper in the Lima •district, because he was a member •of the Allen county Democratic Cen tral committee. Charges seeking Blosser’s removal were filed several weeks ago by O. C. Kohli, division engineer, and were appealed by Blosser, who had been suspended for 30 days by Robert S. Btightler, state highway director, as a disciplinary measure. Employment Better In This Area Employment is more established in Lima and the district than in any other locality in the state. This announcement was made by the State Bureau of Unemployment Compensation at Columbus Wednes day as the Lima district showed a greater decrease in job insurance claims during March than any other office in Ohio. The decline was giv en at 60 per cent. It is estimated that between 2,000 and 2,500 persons are drawing job benefits in the district. Benefits paid to the district’s unemployed during March totaled $62,204. The average payment to total unem ployed persons was $8.97. Dismissed Employes Fight For Jobs The State Civil Service Commis sion last week received appeals of seven dismissed state employes in cluding: Eugene L. Irwin, highway department truck driver of Lima, and Thelma M. Matz of Woodsfield, dismissed as provisional office assist ant in the Division of Aid for the Aged. Crow Caught Stealing Letters Bob Wilson’s educated crow is in a jam again. The black-feathered pet, which has puzzled neighbors and school authorities in Lima by its antics, went a step further recently and be came involved with Uncle Sam. Wilson received a letter from one of his neighbors protesting that the crow was lifting letters from the porch mail box. Lima Gets New Stockyards A long-felt need will be filled for timers of Allen and surrounding counties when a new $10,000 union stockyard is opened. The Nickel Plate Railroad, with cooperation of eastern livestock in terests, has contracted the quarters on the main line of the Nickel Plate at Adgate Road, at the southwestern NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES edge of Lima. C. H. Nelson is to be manager. The open market will operate for all classes of livestock from 8 a. m. to 2 p. m. daily, and from 8 a. m. to noon Saturday. Stock will be re ceived at all hours, and principal shipments will be to markets at New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. Some shipments also will go to nearby markets, including Toledo, Detroit, Cincinnati, Colum bus and Dayton. HANCOCK COUNTY Land Obtained For Man-made Lake Deeds conveying to the State of Ohio a tract of 136 acres east of Van Buren on which will be im pounded a conservation lake, were filed for record in the office of County Recorder Russell Barnhill. Of the total area, a tract of 46.93 acres was conveyed by Henry H. Burman for $3,594.74, according to the deed, and 86.09 acres was deeded by John Roth at $6,756.75. Work on the lake is expected to start within a short time. It will be developed by construction of a dam across the creek south of Van Buren. Findlay To Get New Y. M. C. A. Findlay is to have a new Y. M. C. A. building which will serve as a social and recreational center for adults as well as girls and boys. Practically all of the $125,000 ne cessary for its construction has been underwritten by approximately 150 men and women of the city and a campaign for the small remaining balance of the construction fund and the $10,000 required to finish and equip the new building will be held in September. Route 69 Is Extended Extension of the numbering of state route 69 northward from Mc Comb and substitution of the new numberings for the old, route 186, was the only change in state high way route numbers in Hancock coun ty announced concurrently with the issuance of 1939 state highway maps. Route 69, coming into Hancock county from the southern part of the state, was extended from Mt. Cory to McComb last year as an addition to the state highway system. The present extension from Mc Comb north to route 65 along the Maumee river east of Grand Rapids, is simply a substitution of number 69 for number 186 over that stretch of road. The markers were changed Monday of last week. Unemployed Workers Get $9,887 Unemployed workers in Findlay and Hancock county received $9,887 in job insurance benefits from the bureau of unemployment compensa tion during the month of March. A total of $2,722,761 was paid in the state during the month, an in crease of $1,219,000 over February, Administrator H. C. Atkinson an nounced in Columbus, Wednesday. There were 288,693 payments made, with an average of $9.96 for total unemployment and an average of $4.87 for partial benefits. WPA Workers Must Accept Jobs The annual spring demand for farm labor has prompted the works progress administration to make the statement that all WPA workers who refuse jobs in private industry will be dropped from the rolls, accord ing to William B. Schmuhl, director of District 1, including Hancock county. “Every spring we receive com plaints that WPA workers have re fused to accept jobs as farm la borers”, Mr. Schmuhl said. “All complaints are investigated and when it is found that the employer offered the prevailing wage in his commun ity, the WPA workers is dropped from the rolls”. Jobs Sought For Seniors The student council of Findlay High School and the Findlay Cham ber of Commerce are cooperating in conducting an occupational survey with a view toward providing suit able employment for this year’s graduates. Highway Improvement Under Way The Benjamin Franklin highway, U. S. 224, will be closed to traffic in the west part of Hancock county, if weather is such as to permit the start of grading for the rerouting of the road from the end of the present new concrete pavement in Blanchard township to Gilboa. The detour will take traffic north from the Worden corner by route 186 to McComb, by route 113 to Leipsic and thence south to Ottawa by route 65. HARDIN COUNTY Sheep Has Four Lambs “It can’t happen here—but it did!” That is the joint sentiment of a much surprised Ridgeway ewe and her equally surprised owner, Paul Holland. The ewe last week gave birth to four lambs, a rare occurrence among sheep, and something that takes place only a few time throughout the entire state in one year. Deaths Top Births First Time During March, possibly the first time in the history of the Hardin county board, the deaths exceed the births when the report compiled by Beth McKinley, secretary to the county board of health, showed 30 deaths to 16 births for the month. 165 To Graduate From Eight Schools A total of 165 graduates will re ceive diplomas from the eight high schools of the Hardin county system on various dates from May 17 to May 31, it has been announced by Frank C. Ransdell, Hardin county superintendent of schools. Whole Family Held By Police Almost a whole McGuffey family came to grief last week and was fined a total of $160 by Justice Roy Haudenschild. Kelly Weirman and his four sons, Hurslie, Jacob, Malcolm and Seldon, were arrested near McGuffey by Erie Detective R. W. Steen and State Patrolmen C. T. Cain and J. P. Lezak when the car in which they were riding went into the ditch. Seldon Weirman was fined $100 and costs when he pleaded guilty to a charge of operating a motor ve hicle while intoxicated, Jacob, who owns the automobile, was fined $25 and costs on a charge of unlawfully authorizing his brother to drive the car while in an intoxicated condi tion, to which he also pleaded guilty. The other two brothers, Malcolm and Hurslie were each fined $5 and costs on guilty pleas of intoxication charges. Veterans’ Graves To Be Registered Graves of soldiers who have fought in the various wars of the nation, in many cases unidentified for years, will be given recognition through a work program sponsored by the American Legion in Hardin county, sponsored by WPA funds. A veterans’ grave legistration which involves investigation of some 75 cemeteries in Hardin county is in progress. Two records will be kept for each grave, one in Colum bus and one in the local county courthouse. Policemen Become Animal Keepers Callers at the Kenton police sta tion last week could have reason to believe that perhaps jiolice were now dealing in livestock—because at the building, were a dog and a horse. The former being brought in by a local citizen who found it wander ing in the streets and the latter brought in by a patrolman who found the animal in an uptown alley. Hardin Man Makes Raisin Jack In Prison Supt. Charles Shellenbarger of Os born Farm, state-owned and operat ed with the Mansfield Reformatory trustees, returned five men to Mans field after discovering a crude still and eight gallons of “raisin jack” which the men were manufacturing. The still was in an empty vege table cellar and the raisins, brown sugar and yeast, used in manufac ture had been stolen from the com mi sary. The men who were returned to the reformatory were Harley Gibson, Kenton Henry Marks, Toledo James Huhn, Circleville Amos John son, Ironton and Robert Sadler, Ver sailles. PUTNAM COUNTY Thieves Dig, Steal Farmer’s Potatoes Farm produce thieves apparently will stop at nothing to gain their loot. Carl Ridenour, who resides between THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON. OHIO Kalida and Cloverdale along Route 114, reported to Sheriff Arnold Potts the theft of 50 bushels of potatoes from a pit at the rear of his home. The farmer said thieves had re moved dirt from atop the potatoes with shovels and carried the pro duce away, either in a truck or large auto. $10,000 For Putnam Farmers Putnam county fanners who com plied with wheat allotments under the 1938 AAA program, signed ap plications for payments recently. Arnold Schroeder, committee chair man, reports that over nine hundred farmers in the county were eligible to receive the adjustment payments which would total between eight and ten thousand dollars. Paroled Youth Admits Car Theft The yen to wear a cowboy hat led to the arrest of DeWayne James, 19-year-old Pandora youth, who faces return to Mansfield reformatory as a parole violator. James was arrested in a hobo jungle near Continental, by Sheriff Arnold Potts, who said the youth readily admitted theft of the 1939 model Stanley Kerr auto early Sun day. James told Sheriff Potts that he took the auto from the Kerr garage, drove to Toledo and back to a point 10 miles west of Van Wert, where the car ran out of gasoline. He said he got out, hitch-hiked back to Put nam county, and had been staying in and around the jungle near Contin ental since. Radio Commentator To Speak At Banquet Jim Poole, who broadcasts daily market reports from the Chicago yards will be the main speaker at the sixth annual Putnam county Beef Feeders banquet which will be held at Vaughnsville the evening of April 25. The banquet will follow an after noon tour of five feed lots in the county, Ralph Dush, county agent announced. Tickets for the fete will go on sale this week. Youth Church Rally Next Sunday Young people of Putnam county will gather at the Methodist church in Leipsic Sunday, April 23, for the spring Putnam County Interdenomin ational Rally for Youth. Dr. Rollin Walker, formerly of Ohio Wesleyan University, who was the Bluffton College Bible lecturer last February, will be the principal speaker at the conference. Rawson Mr. and Mrs. Don Morrison and sons Jerry, Dick and Tom of Find lay were Sunday guests of Mrs. Ella McClelland. Dwayne Folk, Miss Marcella Cramer and Mrs. Roy Cramer and children Marjorie Ann and Phil were Easter Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gaeth of Oak Harbor, Michigan. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Foltz of Findlay were Friday evening callers on Mr. and Mis. Bruce Altman. Mr. and Mis. W. A. Otto were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brickman of McComb. Owen Forsyth and children Betty and Bob, Miss Mary Reinhart and Mrs. Howard Meyers, all of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Mr. and Mrs. Rus sell Neighswandt and children were Sunday guests Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Forsyth. Mr. and Mr- Kenneth Hanifan and family spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Spears of Bowl ing Green. Miss Doris Hummell was a Wed nesday evening dinner guests of Miss Carol Fillwock. G. B. Gier of Upper Sandusky, Harold Maurer of Ida, Mich., and Gene Franks of Van Buren called on Mr. and Mrs. Mel Wentz Tuesday evening. Merten and Burr Higley of Find lay were Sund afternoon callers credit may not be Jingl. ontrpt 825 first pria. 815 swnnd prize anJ S10 third prize will awarded for the three be»t jin- gle» received at any City Loan office dur ing thre month. Also e*ch verse found suit able for use in our publicity will earn 85. Decisions rest with us and all screes submit ted become our prop erty. Enclose this ad and name of news paper with entry. State Supervised on Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Altman. Mrs. Carl Smith and daughter Ruth were Friday afternoon callers on Mrs. Oscar Steinman of Find lay. Miss Betty Gaeth of Bowling Green was a Saturday guest of her sister Mrs. Roy Cramer and family. Rockport The C. E. society met Sunday evening with Ralph. Kenneth and Don Marshall. Mrs. William Risser who has spent several months with her daughter Mrs. Walter Cupp, left Thursday for Rudolph where she will be a guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Richardson. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Begg spent Thursday and Friday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Leidy in Brice. Miss Madeline Bixel of Rittman was a week end guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Marshall and son Robert. Several students who reside in this vicinity are taking part in the Operetta to be given by the high school group in Beaverdam Friday evening. Everyone is cordially in vited to attend. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Begg and son John and Mr. Harley Van Meter motored to the J. T. Begg farm near Cleveland where they spent a day enroute to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Van Meter in Jefferson where they spent the week end. Mrs. Guy Mayberry called on Mrs. D. C. Campbell at Lima Memorial hospital last Tuesday evening. Mrs. Campbell is slowly recovering, fol lowing an operation for gall stones more than a week ago. Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Marshall and son Robert and Miss Rebecca Mar shall were in Bowling Green, Friday for the solo and ensemble contests where Robert entered the flute solo contest and received rating of Su perior and was chosen first alternate to the State contest in Oberlin. His cousin Rebecca accompanied him at the piano. A group from the Riley Creek Baptist church in Orange township will present a play “Thomas and the Risen Lord” at the local M. E. church Sunday evening. The char acters are: Thomas, the disciple of Christ, Orren Zimmerman Deborah, his mother, an aged woman, Mrs. Mary Stewart Salome, Miss Pearl Cribley Mary Magdalene, Evelyn Gallant Peter, the disciple, Edgar Pifer John the Disciple, Harry Ream. Musical numbers will be furnished by the choir. The scene of the play takes place in the home of Deborah, mother of Thomas who is a merchant. Time: two hours after Jesus is arrested. Everyone is cordially invited. The April meeting of the Friend ly Neighbors club will be held in the home of Mrs. Wava Amstutz Wednesday afternoon of next week with the following program: Roll call, My Best 10c Purchase Paper, “The Dionne Family”, Mrs. Eunice Stephens Paper, “When Mark Twain was a Boy”, Mrs. Maud Cook Con test, Mrs. Mary Dunlap Song, club. Messrs. Walter and Orrin Cupp and Glen Mayberry represented the local church at a meeting of Presby tery held in Ada, Monday. Mrs. Audrey Hofer and Mrs. Laura Gottshall and Mrs. Evelyn Beals of Bluffton and Mrs. W. E. Marshall and Mrs. Guy Mayberry of this place attended the annual in spection of Ottawa Chapter O. E. S. last Thursday evening. Miss Edythe Cupp, teacher of Home Economics in the Bluffton school ami a group of her 4-H club girls attended a state meeting in Columbus, Saturday at which time the Bluffton group was one of ten in the State, receiving an award of merit for outstanding work the past year. Miss La Donna Campbell, who sang with the Wooster Girl’s Glee club in nearby towns Sunday, spent Saturday at the bedside of her mother at Memorial hospital in Lima. That’s less important anyway Than steady work and will to pay. Bring us yotir (J) today! Gene, young son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Carey who recently under went an operation for appendicitis is now afflicted with inflamatory rheumatism and is bedfast at the home of his parents on the D. C. Campbell farm. It’s our business to straighten out financial tangles. It’s our pleasure to restore your credit and relieve you of debt worries. 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