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Hog Attacks Small
The young daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Kenneth Weist, of near Spen
cerville, escaped possible death Fri
day afternoon in an encounter with
a large hog on the Weist farm.
The hog had got hold of the
child’s hand and attempted to pull
her through the fence. Screams of
the child attracted the parents, who
came to the rescue.
The right arm wras badly chewed
and torn, her left eye was bruised
and lacerated and her legs and body
bruised and cut.
Another Vote On
Lights At Delphos
Delphos will hold a special election
July 5 for electors to vote on a
three-mill levy for street light pur
City council, in special session,
passed the ordinance calling for the
election in a fourth effort to solve
the street lighting problem. Three
elections were held on the issue last
year and each time voters turned
down the prposal.
Worker Breaks Neck
In Fall
Leo Goldsberry, 36, is in serious
•condition in Memorial Hospital at
Lima with a broken neck received
when he fell from a house roof
which he was painting.
Many Say They Saw
Nearly a dozen Lima residents
agreed last week on description of a
supposed meteor which all believe
struck the earth in or near Lima.
The brilliant white ball streaked
earthward, apparently in the rear of
St. John’s Church, Mrs D. W. Win
ter asserted. She searched the
grounds near the church, and others
searched fields in and near Lima,
without success.
Navy Has Travel Films
The U. S. Navy Recruiting sta
tion in Lima will have available for
use, during the month of July, a 16
mm sound motion picture projector
and a library of U. S. Navy action
and travel pictures.
These pictures are furnished by
the Navy department to acquaint the
general public with the life and ac
tivities of their navy, and are an
exact portrayal of navy life and
ships and were filmed by the Navy
for use of the recruiting service.
More On WPA In
Latest employment report issued
by the Toledo district WPA office
listed five more Allen county em
ployes on the rolls than a w’eek be
fore. The county’s load was given
at 1,522.
Damage Suit Settled
Out Of Court
A four-year-old damage suit for
$10,000 was settled out of court for
$200 last week when Mrs. Mary Ott
accepted that amount from the board
of trustees of Amanda township, Al
len county, as compensation for in
juries she said she received in 1935
w'hen her automobile struck a pile
of rock on a road which was being
Delphos Pays For
Lights Bi-Monthly
Another two w’eeks payment for
public lighting was due Friday to
the Ohio Power Co. from the Del
phos Civic club which each fortnight
pays the bill to keep the lights
burning. The money is collected
from citizens, both members and
non-members, the organization act
ing as a clearing house for receiv
ing the donations and from which
it pays the bill. This is to continue
until the municipality has an assess
ing ordinance functioning about
July 15, unless on July 5, electors
vote a three-mill levy for such pay
ments. A special election is sche
duled for that date.
Lima Street Program
Held Up
City Engineer Thomas Quinn dis
closed last week technicalities in
WPA headquarters at Washington
still are holding up approval of the
project for removal of street car
rails from Lima streets, preliminary
to repairing the thoroughfares over
which street cars ceased operating
last month.
WPA assistance in repairing the
streets is assured, but question of
the city’s ownership of the rails has
been raised despite deeding of them
to city officials by the street car
company when it inaugurated bus
Cable New Red Cross
Atty. John L. Cable w’as named
1939 roll call chairman of the
American Red Cross at a meeting
of the executive committee Thurs
day in the Argonne hotel.
Cable’s appointment followed resig
nation of Judge E. E. Everett whose
new duties as member of the Ohio
parole board at Columbus necessi
tated him giving up the chairman
ship after five years.
Sportsmen Hold Out
ing At Spencerville
The Northwestern Ohio Field &
Stream Association will hold their
annual outing and fish fry, Thurs
day afternoon and evening, June 15,
at the McConnell Driving park,
Afternoon events will consist of
games, contests and clay bird shoot
ing. The fish fry and supper will
be held in the early evening. All
sportsmen are invited to the an
nual good time.
Allen Road Work
Highway Director Robert S.
Beightler announced last week that
the $7,411,000 Ohio 1940 federal aid
highway program had been approved
by the U. S. bureau of public roads
and that funds would be available
July 1 to begin work on the projects.
Allen county—surfacing and drain
age for 3.5 miles of State Route 704
west of Allentown. Estimated cost:
Central Ohio Executive
Wins Award
A distinctive honor has just come
to A. W. Conover, of Findlay, vice
president and general manager of
the Central Ohio Light and Power
He has been announced as the
winner of the B. C. Forbes award
amounting to $250 in cash for the
most meritorius paper dealing with
the subject of public relations in the
electric light and power industry.
250 Boys Get Jobs In
Beet Fields
Approximately 250 boys ranging
in age from 14 years up, received
instructions Thursday morning at the
Findlay plant of the Great Lakes
Sugar company, from L. W. Esckil
sen, Findlay factory district man
The boys will be given an oppor
tunity this summer to earn money
for school and summer incidentals.
Mr. Esckilsen said he was glad to
give them an opportunity to earn
their own money but that he expect
ed a good job from them in return.
They will earn 25 cents an hour
blocking and thinning beets through
out the summer months, getting
beets ready for the harvest next fall.
27,000,000th Ford In
Enroute to the New York World’s
Fair from the Golden Gate Interna
tional Exposition the 27,000,000th
Ford car stopped in Findlay Mon
day, on a round-trip transcontinental
tour of the United States.
Findlay Woman Fatal
ly Injured In Crash
Miss Montz Wods, 70, retired Find
lay school teacher, died in a Chat
ham, Ontario, Canada, hospital fol
lowing an automobile accident early
Thursday evening in which her sis
ter-in-law, Mrs. Reta Woods, De
troit, and two other persons were
Youth Knocks Woman
From Bicycle
Findlay police are seeking to de
termine the identity of a youth who
Thursday afternoon knocked Mrs.
Frank Day, 23, from her bicycle,
choked and severely beat her about
the face on the country club drive.
Mt. Corian Janitor For
15 Years
John Bowersox was employed by
the Union township board of educa
tion last week for his sixteenth year
as janitor at Mt. Cory school build
ing. Mr. Bowersox is a member,
also, of the janitorial supply com
mittee of the county school co-opera
tive buying setup.
Mt. Cory school will inaugurate a
new home economics course next fall
for the junior and ’senior years, in
response to the request for such a
course by 16 girls who this spring
completed the former two-year
course fr freshmen and sophomore
County Fair To Be
Several new departments have been
added to the list of attractions at
the Hancock cojinty fair which will
be held on the Old Mill Stream fair
grounds from Sept. 6 to 9.
These departments will include a
needlecraft exhibit, a pet show,
flower show and home economics ex
500 Homes Wired
Three hundred and sixty miles of
poles have been set for the Hancock
Wood Electric Coperative Inc., C. C.
Doyle, project superintendent, an
nounced last week.
According to Mr. Doyle, 360 miles
of poles have been set, 250 miles of
wire have been strung and 500 homes
have been wired. The contract for
the sub-station north Van Buren,
Ohio, which was awarded to the
Bigley Electric Co., Findlay, has
been approved by the REA in Wash
Good Beet Crop Is
A prediction that as many sugar
beets and perhaps more than last
year will be sliced by the Great
Lakes Sugar company’s plant here
next fall was made Wednesday even
ing by L. W. Esckilsen, district man
According to Mr. Esckilsen, the
sugar beets are now coming up in
good shape, following the frequent
rains of recently.
About 2,000 acres of beets al
ready have been thinned and more
and more are being thinned daily.
At the same time there are some
farmers who are still planting beets
which means there will be both
early and late harvests next fall.
$4,368 Distributed In
Sales Tax
May sales tax for local govern
ment units of Hancock county
amounting to $4,368.31 was received
last week by County Auditor Frank
H. Huffman and distributed to var
ious divisions to which it was due.
The amount was the same as for
each of the last two months.
June Tax Collection
County Treasurer Tell Thompson
said last week his office is prepared
to take June installment real estate
taxes and that payments are being
received at the rate of $1,000 a day,
a total of $20,822.53 having been re
ceived up to the close of business
The nominal deadline of June 20
is certain to be extended to July 20
as customary in many years past
but extensions beqond July 20, if
any are not yet announced.
Worker Survives
Sewer Gas Blast
Rex Gant, 24, Alger, is alive
after the narrowest escape of his
Mr. Gant, employed to clean man
holes, rested on his shovel and light
ed his pipe. There was a flash as
sewer gas ignited and the flames
seared his head, black and shoulder.
Fortunately, his ^thes did not
ignite and when h- helper, James
Streets, reached the sore, Mr. Gai
was climbing unaided from the mar.
Kenton Man Dean Of
Ohio Bankers
Henry Gramlich, of Kenton, dean
of Ohio’s bankers, observed his 88th
birthday last Tuesday by arriving
at the First National bank, of which
he is vice president, promptly at 8
a. m. and remaining until after the
last employe had left.
Extensive Ditch Pro
gram Disapproved
The giant Hog Creek ditch im
provement, which had been granted
by Hardin county commissioners sev
eral months ago, was ruled out by
Judge W. T. Copeland of Auglaize
county following hearings on an ap
peal, filed by attorney fr dissatis
fied land-owners in that section who
declared that the assessments far ex
ceed the benefits.
This marked the second time that
the ditch improvement project had
failed to materialize. Previously, a
legal technicality relative to the
filing of the ditch petition was al
lowed and a new petition had to be
drawn up.
Hardin Pension Head
Suspension of John T. Glenn, Ken
ton, sub-division manager of Hardin
county’s old age pension office, was
announced last week by state pension
director Tom McCaw for “disciplin
ary purposes”.
McCaw designated C. T. Fridaker,
of Kenton, a pension investigator, as
acting manager.
Ada To Have Only
Primary In County
With the absence of a contest in
Kenton, possibility loomed that Ada
would have the only primary elec
tion in Hardin county and that be
cause of the contests on the Demo
cratic ticket.
Lightning Bolt Strikes
A lightning bolt which struck the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Mitch
ell, south of Kenton caused consider
able damage, but failed to set the
building afire.
Veteran School Head
Announcement has been made of
the resignation of Ralph Shilling, for
the last 17 years superintendent of
the McGuffey schools. He resigned
so that he may make a tour of Eng
land and a cruise of the Mediter
ranean sea and later go to Cape
town, South Africa. His successor
has not yet been named by the Mc
Guffey-McDonald board of education.
Shilling, who has been active in
educational work for the last 42
years, has traveled extensively.
$2,630 In Wheat Parity
Approximately two hundred checks,
totaling $2,630.46, in wheat parity
payments, were mailed Monday from
the Putnam county AAA office.
Tot Escapes Death In
Lily Pool
Jerry, infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Sommer, of Pandora, nar
rowly escaped death by drowning
last Wednesday morning.
His mother had placed him in his
play pen in the Back yard in which
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there is a lily pool about two feet
deep. In some way he got out of
his pen, made his way to the pool
and fell in. His mothe: found him
later at the bottom of the pool, un
A neighbor, Mrs. Am s Hilty. gave
first aid until a physician could ar
rive. After working over him for
some time, life was restored.
Ottawa Election Con
test Heated
A lively scramble has developed
for the position of town marshal in
Ottawa as the result of the council’s
raising the salary of that post from
$52 to $75 a month. There are five
Democrats and tw Republicans in
the field. This will insure an Aug
ust primary election.
$2,500 Suit Is Settled
A $2,500 suit brought by Thomas
Oard, Clumbus Grve, against the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Co. was
settled and dismissed from common
pleas court.
Oard was struck by a passenger
train June 14, 1938, in Ottawa. He
had purchased the car and driven
it less than a city block when the
crash occurred. The youth recov
ered following a lengthy hospital
Swift & Co. To Buy
Stock Yards
Swift & Co. announce the purchase
of the property formerly known as
the Union Stock Yards in Columbus
Grove, and will operate and provide
a daily market except Sundays and
holidays for all classes of cattles,
calves and lambs, starting this week.
Sugar Plant To Clean
Plans are under way whereby the
Ohio Sugar Co. of Ottawa, will spend
approximately $25,000 to alleviate
the Blanchard river stench condition.
Revelation of the proposed im
provement, nature of which was not
disclosed, was made by President
John Pfeifler of the firm in a talk
before the Ottawa Kiwanis club last
Pfeifler said his firm had prepared
plans for the improvement and they
were now in the hands of state
health department engineers. When
approval is given, he added, definite
announcement as to the type of work
will be made.
County Jail Gets New
Gas Service
The Putnam county jail enjoyed
for the first time in its history, use
of natural gas.
Mrs. Arnold Potts, wife of the
sheriff and jail matron, cooked meals
for the inmates with the new gas
stove which the county commission
ers purchased, together with a tank
heater to provide hot water.
Public gas service was started in
Ottawa several years ago but was
never piped into the jail.
$53,459 For County
Putnam county school districts re
ceived a total of $53,459.56 as their
second quarterly distribution of
state public school funds. The
checks were mailed this week to the
clerk of the various boards. Sev
eral of the districts had borrowed
or more advance draws in anticipa
tion of the collection.
Traffic Officer Rehired
J. L. McKinney, traffic officer in
Ottawa for the past 13 months, was
appointed for another year by Mayor
J. S. Ogan, Jr. Village council, in
special session, approved the ap
McKinney originally was hired for
one month and when residents of Ot
tawa approved of his work, he was
hired for a year. The year expired
Thursday. His new appointment
will be effective Saturday.
Eldon Powell, an Ottawa resident,
w’as present at council meeting and
presented the body with a petition
signed by 255 persons who asked
that McKinney be rehired.
Glen Nonnamaker, in company
with Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Klingler
spent the w’eek end at Gallipolis.
Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Koontz and
little daughter Martha Ann spent
Sunday afternoon w’ith Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Edinger at Bowding Green.
Union prayer services at Olivo
Branch, Thursday evening.
Mrs. Mary Hartman, Cloyce and
Margaret Hartman of Hoytville,
spent Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs.
Ami Nonnamaker celebrating Mrs.
Nonnamaker’s birthday anniversary.
Misses Mary and Lillian Koontz
spent Sunday evening at the Anna
Koontz and A. J. Nonnamaker home.
The A. J. Nonnamaker family
spent Saturday afternoon in Findlay.
Merilyn and Howard Klingler of
Ada spent Saturday and Sunday at
the home of their grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Ami Nonnamaker.
Mrs. Lida Gallant is in charge of
a beauty parlor in Ada.
The wind storm Saturday evening
broke down and uprooted trees in
this part of Orange township.
Janet Basinger spent Saturday
night at the home of her grand
father, Philip Basinger, south of
Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Nonnamaker,
daughter Joyce, of Bluffton Mrs.
Lucy Gramer, Mrs. Libie Klingen
smith, of Findlay and the A. J.
Nonnamaker family called at the
Emaline Nonnamaker and Lenden
Basinger home Sunday.
Mrs. Russell Elzay and Mrs.
Henry Koontz attended the funeral
of a niece, Martha Van Atta in
Hardin county, Wednesday.
N. R. Elzay and Mrs. Helen
Koontz attended funeral services for
Mrs. Orlie Moore in Lake View,
Mrs. Lucinda Koontz spent Sat
urday afternoon at the Jont Agin
home in Bluffton. Edwin and Chas.
Nonnamaker and John Hamilton
were Sunday guests in the Agin
Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Elzay of
Hardin county and N. R. Elzay
spent the week end in Detroit.
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