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THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1939
ALLEN COUNTY Released From Jail, Commits Suicide Three hours after he had been re leased from Lima city jail, where he had been held on a charge of in vestigation, the body of Rudolph Metz, about 48, of Wausau, Wis., was found at noon Thursday in a dense woods at the end of S. Sugar street with his neck slit from ear to ear. Coroner Burt Hibbard stated the man h^d committed suicide by cut ting his threat with a razor blade found near the body. 51-Year-Old Skater Enroute To Fair Asa Hall, 51, skated into Lima Monday on another leg of his Mex ico, Mo., to New York “trip on wheels”. It was his 19th day since leaving Missouri on the junket which will see him finishing up with an ex hibition at the Gotham fair and a probable appearance on Major Bowes’ Amateur Hour. Hall, tanned and bubbling over in spirits, said he expects the trip to require about 47 days. “But I’m in no hurry,” he said, explaining he averages about 50 miles in an eight hour day. Buys Casket For Hus band, Drops Dead Mrs. James H. Patterson died of a heart attack last week just as she reached home after selecting a casket for her husband, who died the preceding night. Their deaths were 17 hours apart. 42 Combines, One Binder Sold Since January 1, 1939, the farm ers of the Spencerville community have purchased 70 new tractors. The selling price of these tractors was $54,000. Spot cash to the amount of $23,000 was laid down for these tractors, leaving $31,000 to be paid in time payments. Since January 1, 1939, the farmers of the Spencerville community have purchased 42 new combines. The selling price of these combines was $26,900. Spot cash to the amount of $9,000 was laid down for these combines, leaving $17,900 to be paid in time payments. Sin*:e aJnuary 1, 1939, only one new binder has been purchased by all the farmers in the Spencerville community. The binder, not yet de livered, will cost $225. County Asked To Take Over Lima’s Relief Allen county commissioners were asked Friday to take over relief authority in Lima under the new state relief law going into effect Sat urday, under a resolution passed by city council in special session Thurs day evening. Altho the commissioners did not receive the city resolution until noon Friday, their expressed opinion, after being informed of council’s auction, was that “If we don’t have to take over the entire relief problem for Allen county, w’hy should we?” Approximately 750 cases were list ed on relief rolls for the entire county on Friday, including more than 500 in Lima and the balance in the remaininder of the county, in cluding Delphos, relief officials said. Lima Store Changes Hands Ownership of Feldman’s, Inc., large Lima department store, has been sold to a group of Lima men represented by W. L. Rickman, pres ent manager of the Lima’s New berry’s store, it was announced by Jonas Wohlgemuth, retiring presi dent and treasurer of the firm. The amount involved in the purchase was not revealed. Loses Thumb In Hay Mow Daniel Miller, of near Spencerville, was unfortunate Saturday afternoon when he caught his right thumb in a pulley on a hay fork tearing off the end. The thumb was found later in the hay mow. Have 58-Acre Field Of Flax A 58 acre field of flax, one of the few flax fields in the state, is now in full bloom on state route 117. just east of the Spencerville corpor ation line, on the south side of the road. The land is owned by Oliver Boy er, and the large field was put out by Mr. Boyer and his son, Stanley. Flax bloom is blue in color. The 58 acre field, early in the morning looks like a large rug representing NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES many shades of blue streaked with gold as the early sunlight plays on the blossoms. Delphos Pushes Seces sion Plan Commissioners of Allen and Van Wert counties were requested by the Delphos city council to take “imme diate action” on the petition under which Delphos seeks to secede from Washington and Marion townships. City Auditor Frank Irick was re quested to write to the two groups and point out that councilmen want ed action. Industrial Accidents Are Fewer The completed report for the first five months of Allen County Indus trial Safety campaign shows that 8,301 employes worked 6,782,412 man-hour with only .67 accidents in cluding one fatality, for an accident frequency of 9.87 and a severity of .01577. Operation of the competing firms during May showed a substantial de crease in the number of accidents reported when compared with April. Delphos Pays Old Bills The city of Delphos sold bonds totaling $6,059 and with the money on hand, Frank Irick, city auditor and Walter Remlinger, city treasur er, immediately set to work making out vouchers and checks and paid out the entire sum. Sale of the bonds was allowed by the state tax commission and the proceeds used to pay off old hospital ization and medical bills. The pay ments settle everything to Jan. 1, 1939. Some of the debts are years old, incurred by relief clients, which it was mandatory for the city to care for in cases of distress. HANCOCK COUNTY Mt. Cory Girl Fatally Hurt Marline Wilkins, 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilkins, of near Mt. Cory, died last week from injuries received late Thursday afternoon when the bicycle on which she was riding was struck by an auto in Main street at Second street in Findlay. Ann Thompson, 11, daughter of Mrs. Marian Thompson, Findlay, who w$s riding on the bicycle with the Wilkins girl, is in Findlay hos pital with little chance to recover. Marline died in Findlay hospital from a fractured skull shortly after being admitted. Hobby Develops Into Profitable Occupation Arrows made by a Findlay man will soon fly ’round the world. At least all indications point to this for the Old English Archery shop in the basement of Kingsley Brew ster’s home, has developed from a place to work out a hobby, to a shop from which bows, arrows, archery cases and all manner of orchery equipment, are supplied. Requests from Shanghai, Hawaii, London, England and other foreign ports, for Mr. Brewster’s catalogue, which lists and pictures his stock, have been received by Mr. Brewster within the last year. New Beet Dusting Machines Bought Ten new dusting machines were received Monday by the Findlay fac tory of the Great Lakes Sugar com pany bringing to 12 the number now owned by the company for use by the farmers in beet fields. Old Newspaper Is Prized E. G. Trout, of east of Arcadia, prizes a copy of the Daily Sun, a North Baltimore newspaper, pub lished and edited by Charles W. Mains, in 1889. The copy now possessed by Mr. PAUL SCKOENLEIN, Mgr. Trout, was volume No. 4, and was a four page paper with two columns to the page, each being about six inches wide and nine inches long. Modern Pied Piper In Findlay E. L. Strawsburg, the modern Pied Piper from Hagerstown. Md., arrived in Findlay Thursday to stage an other war on rats. Strawsburg, known far and wide as a rat exterminator, was here five years ago on a similar mission and reports at that time were he did a good job. For 20 years Strawsburg has been traveling around the country rid ding homes and other buildings of rats. In 1925 during the Bubonic plague, he worked for the federal government in New Orleans, killing 1,000 rats a day. Holtkamp Resigns County Post L. C. Toltkamp, assistant Han cock county agent, has been assigned as assistant agent in Champaign county. After two months* duty as assistant he will become acting agent while the regular agent is on leave of absence. “Borrows” Car On Long Trip A Findlay automobile agency had its car back in its garage Tuesday after a “prospective buyer” had bor rowed it and left it near Massillon. The “buyer” stopped at the local garage and asked if he might take the car out to show his wife. Per mission was granted. Several hours later a telegram was received from the man stating he had left the automobile at the “Torch Club”, a night club near Massillon. Unusual Year For Corn Crop Seldom have Hancock county farm ers witnessed such an uneven corn crops as the fields present this sea son. In the same field one sees corn knee high, some half as large and other places the plants are just coming through the ground. In fact unless some fields are given up for corn, the grain is yet to be planted. Extremes of wet and dry have pre vailed for the past several months. Yet, taken on the whole, crop pros pects are favorable, the hay is a good crop, early oats is in head, wheat is ripening with a good show ing, corn is up to the average. Gets $34,106 In Auto Tag Funds Auto tag funds totaling $$34,106.40 were distributed by County Auditor Frank H. Huffman Friday after the amount had been received from the state bureau. Blight Hits County Orchard “Fire”, or “pear” blight affecting numerous Hancock county apple or chards, is presenting a serious prob lem to farmers, according to Forest G. Hall, Hancock county agricultural agent, who said that he has received several queries as to what can be done to check the disease. “There is no prescription for checking the disease once the tree has blossomed,” Mr. Hall said. “The time to fight the burned or affected areas, is in the spring before blos soms have appeared.” June Rainfall Breaks Records In June, 1939, it rained on 19 days for a total of 9.06 inches, the greatest amount of rainfall in any single month for as far back as rec ords have been kept at the Findlay government weather bureau. The average for June during a 40-year period ending in December 1929, amounted to 3.88 inches of rain. Since that period, up until June 1939, when it rained nearly ON TIME A better deal for prompt payers,•• that's what the new City Loan Customer-Reward system is called. It means the biggest savings in City Loan history for the man who makes his payments promptly on schedule. Find out how to profit and save through a helpful loan here, T1HIIE C1IVYLo JUJV AND SAVINA* O A\ A N V Phone 7351 Market & Elizabeth Sts. Savings Bldg. Lima, Ohio Loans made promptly throughout Allen County and vicinity. BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO THE 10 inches, only one month has come close to approaching last month’s record rainfall. That rain occurred in June, 1937, during the gas and oil celebration when it rained a total amount of 8.32 inches, giving Findlay a flood that nearly reached 1913 proportions. HARDIN COUNTY Father Burned Saving Seven Children A father who stood in his burning home and handed his seven children out of a window to their mother, is in a Kenton hospital fighting for his life due to severe burns received about the face forehead, ears and head. When fire broke out in their three room home on Quickstep road near McGuffey late last Tuesday, it was discovered when members of the fam ily were awakened by the smell of smoke. The mother jumped out of the window and the father, Green Risner, a farm laborer in the Scioto marsh, handed the seven children out to safety. Chaser Chased From Own Patch Ike M. Jones of Kenton complained bitterly to police that some boys raided his strawberry’ patch and hurled stones at him when he at tempted to chase them away. He fled, leaving the youths in posses sion, but returned with officers. Burned When Gasoline Explodes Francis Drum, 33, employe of the Silverstein Auto Wrecking company, of Kenton, suffered severe burns on his legs and arms when the gasoline tank of an automobile exploded as he. was burning inflammable mater ial of the body. Showered with flaming gasoline, he was rescued by the prompt action of Harvey Amweg, an employe of a nearby coal company, who beat out the flames. Struck By Lightning Four Times In Nine Years For the fourth time in nine years, Charles Brown, Kenton onion job ber, was struck by lightning and survived the blast in an electrical storm last week. He was found unconscious with his right side partly paralyzed in a garage after being struck. He will recover. It all started nine years ago when the Kenton man was bossing a group of 100 laborers on a Scioto marsh farm. He looked out the door of a barn in which the men sought shel ter, to determine if the storm was breaking. Struck by a lightning bolt, he was in bed for five days. No other person in the group was hurt. Four years later he was similarly struck, while in a group of men. Last September the third bolt struck him, as he was driving along a road near McGuffey. Two Silos Levelled By Wind In a brief windstorm, silos on the Alonzo Harvey and Carl Davis farms, north of Mt. Victory, were blown down. O. N. U. Medical Head Resigns Dr. Harry Wain, Ohio Northern university physician in charge of health service and instructor in pharmacology for the last two years, has resigned his position to accept the office of health commissioner of Shelby county. His duties commence July 1. County Benefits From New State Program With the settlement of the ques tion of payments by counties for patients in the feeble-minded insti tutions of the state now a matter of opinion of the attorney general, Hardin county will benefit to the extent of some $16,000, W. B. Wil son, county auditor, said. The matter was worked out by various prosecuting attorneys over the state, who, upon examination found that the rate which should be paid would be $3.50 per week per patient instead of the $5.50 which has been paid. The new setup would save each county $2 per week on each patient in the institutions. Sees World Fair On $4.85 Don Downing was back home in Kenton with 15 cents in his pocket —after a trip to the Golden Gate Exposition in San Francisco. He left with $4.85, took turns driving day and night with a salesman who gave him his first and only hitch hike ride, and, upon arrival at the fair, was presented with a $20 bill by the motorist. He saw the sightsv worked a few days and pur chased a ticket back home. Kenton Finally Free Of Contagion With the removal of the last quar antine sign, there is no contagion in Kenton, Miss Wilhelmina Machetanz, Kenton city health commissioner an nounced. It is the first that no con tagion existed in this city since last fall. State Buys Cattle From Hardin Breeders A herd of 19 young Angus heif ers were purchased in Hardin coun ty by Paul Gerlaugh, chief of the animal husbandry division of the Ohio agricultural experiment sta tion at Wooster, and Fred Graber, head herdsman. The cattle bought locally will be added to the station herd. Four head were purchased from Marion Littleton, the man who has bred Angus cattle longer than any other in Ohio six head from Dwight Heckathorn and sons and nine head from W. A. Martin and sons. Job Survey Completed In Kenton Statistics compiled during a Ken ton occupational survey of employ ment, were announced by John Doughman, local Vocational trades coordinator. In the survey a total of 238 Ken ton business places were surveyed and show a total of 2,011 persons— 1,593 male and 418 female, employed. Of that number 110 are WPA work ers. In all retail employment there are 455 while in government, city and county officials there are 103. A to tal of 158 professional men are in cluded while 151 are employed in automotive service. Under machine industry are 981 while in a total of machine, automobile sales and serv ices are 1,050. Law Hampers Trade Courses One of the chief obstacles to suc cessful operation of a vocational trades course in Kenton, with full cooperation of local industries, is the fact that under the minimum wage law, factories are unable to pay the The a**** required wages to inexperienced boys, John Doughman, coordinator of the Kenton High School trades course, explained last week. Thus, all actual shop training will be done in the school trade rooms after the new school building is com pleted this fall, school leaders said. At least 165 boys will take part in daily activities in the new shop rooms, including members of the vo cational agriculture classes, it was stated. Federal Jobs Are Combined Announcement was made last week hy Paul Dickey, Hardin county su pervisor of the Farm Security ad ministration, that Miss Jeanette Mc Coy, home management supervisor, will spend Tuesday and Wednesday of each week in Lima, beginning July 1. Miss McCoy will assume the duties of the present supervisor of Allen and Putnam counties, whose position will be abolished the first of the month, Dickey said. Stops Runaway In Western Style Carson Fay, 31, nursed a badly peeled left leg and sprained arm this week but rejoiced that he still was alive after a melodramatic ad venture that left him unconscious across the back of a runaway horse. When his $400 team of horses ran away Fay asked a motorist to head them off. Fay rode along, got ahead of the team and made a lunge for one horse’s bridle. He missed, was narrowly missed by flying feet, then grabbed for the wagon rack. His hand slipped along the bed, a wheel went over his left leg, and—with death under the wagon imminent— his groping right hand clasped an iron bolt. Painfully he dragged himself onto the wagon and out on the tongue to the horses’ heads. He stopped them then collapsed. The animals were unhurt. PUTNAM COUNTY Ottawa Cop Has Lost Wedding Veil Finders may be keepers and losers, the weepers, but Traffic Officer J. L. McKinney has an elegant white wed ding veil which he is willing to sur render without the least bit of weep ing. The veil was found by an Ottawa motorist along Route 65, about three miles south of Columbus Grove, and given to McKinney. Highway Blows Up Under Car A section of concrete pavement on state route 115, five miles north of Ottawa, expanded to such an extent Sunday afternoon that it “blew up” just as an unidentified Pennsylvania motorist crossed the weakened area. The bottom of the car was consid erably damaged by the “blast” but the occupants of the machine es caped unhurt. Fortunately the driv er of the machine kept the vehicle under control. It is reported that the two tires on the right of the fllf^^^^tBuilder JJS^o«r4eST o^».- 'iX^^I y/Ot’® n A GENERAL MOTORS VALUE machine were blown nit, the bum] was torn from the machine and 1 hub cap was blown over a hund feet from the spot. Land Bought For New Highway The state highway department has filed in office of Recorder Henry Kistler, five easements for property along the hight-of-way of U. S. Route 224, in Ottawa and Blanchard townships, at a total cost of $2,386. Two contractors are now engaged in constructing a new road 10 miles long from a point in Hancock county to the D. T. and I. crossing on Main street in Ottawa. Egg Auction Program Under Way Francis Summers, Pandora, has been hired by the directors of the Northwest Ohio Poultry association to transport eggs to Napoleon from the area south of the Maumee river including all of Hancock and Put nam counties and parts of Paulding and Henry counties. The transportation of eggs will start next Thursday, July 6, in pre paration for the first auction on Monday, July 10. s Classified Tax Cam paign Is On Auditor Carl D. Frick has an nounced his office is conducting an intensive campaign to enforce the classified tax law in Putnam county. Deputy Charles Mootz is searching the 1937 and 1938 classified tax re turns for names of persons who then filed returns but who did not make one this year. Ottawa Streets Being Re-surfaced Work of treating Ottawa’s streets with a “hot mix” material was well underway this week, under supervis ion of the Ottawa Tar and Asphalt company. The gravel streets are being scraped, treated first with an oil ma terial, tho large holes filled with “cold patch” then the “hot mix” ma terial added. None of the streets has yet been finished. Pandora To Get Library Plans for an extension of service to two other Putnam county villages and improvements to its building, was made by members of the Put nam County Library association at a recent meeting in Ottawa. Branch libraries will be opened soon in Vaughnsville and Pandora, pursuant to requests. Several hund red books will be placed in each of the branches and they will be circu lated in compliance with the regula tions in effect at the main library in Ottawa. There are branches now in operation at Columbus Grove and Continental. One of the funniest things in the world is to listen to a bachelor and a married man giving advice to each other. ate e rruths first‘n $$ted ***c Steiner Chevrolet Sales Bluffton, Ohio Important to every motor car buyer is the fact that Chevrolet, first In passenger car sales, is also first in motor truck sales, because truck buyers select the trucks that pay the greatest returns. The same qualities that distinguish Chevrolet trucks exist in equal degree in Chevrolet pas senger cars. You may choose your Chevrolet solely for its beauty, comfort, or performance hut you will get in addition that all-important extra value.