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THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1939
ALLEN COUNTY Demands Jobs Be Restored Francis W. Durbin, Lima attorney and chairman of the Allen County Democratic executive committee, has dispatched letters to heads of the state liquor and age pension depart ments, demanding restoration of jobs to 16 dismissed employes of the two departments. He based his demands on a state Supreme Court ruling invalidating dismissal of provisional civil service appointees, and threatened man damus action of the jobs are not re stored. Back pay also was demand ed! Delphos Votes Street Light Levy A three-mill levy for street light ing carried with a majority of 817 of a total 978 votes cast and against the levy at a special election held at Delphos last week. The levy will run for two years. Appeal Decision In “Reducing Pill” Suit An appeal based on questions of lay had been filed Thursday with the Third District Appellate court by counsel for Dr. Glen E. Jones, of Lima, against whom a common pleas jury recently returned a verdict for $11,182.35 damages in the “reducing pill” malpractice suit of Mrs. Mau rine Morningstar. The physician’s motion for new trial was overruled last week by Judge Neal L. Lora. Vapor Lamp Fluid Is Fatal Fluid used in a vapor lamp caused the death of 23-month-old James Townsend, son of Mr. and Mrs. El lard Townsend of Lima. Authorities were told he had whooping cough, and had been breathing vapor from the lamp. When his mother turned her back momentarily he swallowed its con tents. He died Thursday in Lima Memorial hospital. Sack Bandit Suspect Ruled Sane Norman Waaland, 25, Findlay, ac cused of being northwest Ohio’s no torious sack bandit, was returned from the Lima State Hospital to the Allen County jail after hospital alienists ruled he is sane and legally responsible for his actions. Waaland was captured in Lima with Clark Decker, also of Findlay, after a police chase in which their car was wrecked. Both were in dicted for armed robbery in connec tion with a dairy store holdup shortly before their capture, Waa land pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Decker also is awaiting trial, a date for which had not been set. First Heat Victim Clarence Harger, 51, a plasterer, was recorded as Allen County’s first 1939 heat victim. He was found dead in bed Thursday after having complained the night before of feel ing ill. Coroner Burt Hibbard blamed heat prostration. Injured Man Dies Grover C. Miller died of injuries suffered July 4 when he fell down an elevator shaft in the Steiner building where he was night watch man. Enroll In CCC Service Fifty-five Allen county youths have enrolled in the CCC service. Twenty-three were sent to the camp at Findlay, 31 to Defiance and one colored youth to Vandalia. Among those sent to Findlay were Herman Moser Steiner of Bluffton and Carl Seibert Smith of Lafayette. Auto Sales Drop In June Retail sales of new and used auto mobiles in Allen county during June showed not only a seasonal decline from May but also a sharp reduc tion from June, 1938, according to records compiled by Leonard Walth er, deputy in the office of Clerk of Courts J. Ixxinard Schnabel. Certificates of title were issued for 1,389 cars last month as compared with 1,807 in May and 1,608 for June last year, the records reveal. The May, 1938, figure was 1,735. Plaintiff Loses Damage Suit After deliberating an hour, an Allen county jury hearing the $20, 000 damage suit of Marianna Cosa- U—Mgffl 111. I I 1., 1..^ ....... .. |_L.■■■■■_ ..■Ji-Jg NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES ro, as administratrix- of the estate of Rocco Cosaro, against the White Mountain Creamery Co., of New Bremen, returned a verdict Saturday in favor of the defendant. The Jury held that a collision Dec. 14, 1936, involving an auto driven by Rocco Cosaro and a dairy truck operated by Okie Kemmis, an employe’ of the W’hite Mountain Creamery Co., did not result from the negligence of the defendant. The plaintiff had charged that her husband’s death had resulted from injuries suffered in the crash, which occurred at a street intersection in Lima. $46,000 In Tax Col lections Nearly $46,000 in sales and real estate taxes was collected by the Allen county treasurer’s office dur ing the week ending Saturday, it was announced by Treasurer Byron H. Dershem. Realty tax receipts Saturday amounted to $3,731.84, bringing the total for the week to $38,581.11 and for last-half 1938 collection thus far $158,855.58, Dershem revealed. Sales tax collections Saturday were $1,223.91, for the week $7,198.46 and for the year $239,494.62, according to the official. The Ohio total of sales tax re ceipts for the week showed contin ued gains over the same period last year, it w-as reported by State Treas urer Don H. Ebright. The state total was $852,516 as compared with $655,954 for the same week of 1938, he said. HANCOCK COUNTY No Protests Over Long er WPA Hours In view of protests in many sec tions of the country against the new federal relief bill which lengthens working hours and thus reduces the rate of pay, Hancock county WPA employes continued normal schedules, while in other portions of the state, w-orkers tied up projects and were threatened with loss of livelihoods. Formerly WPA workers were paid an hourly wage based on the pre vailing rate for union labor for the type of work. They worked only as many hours as were required to bring their monthly earnings to the security wage level of from $26 to $84. Highly skilled workers demand ing high hourly wages, in some cases put in as low as 48 hours a month. Most of the 600 persons who are employed by the W’PA in the county, have worked at least 100 hours a month, although in some skilled labor brackets, employes have worked as little as 55 hours a month. Accord ing to those in a position to know, five per cent of the workers in this county are of the skilled labor class while 12 per cent are in an interme diate class. The rest are classified as unskilled laborers. Cigarette Licenses Fees Mount Cigarette licenses have yielded in Hancock county this year $259 more than last year, according to the re port of settlement with the state forwarded to Columbus by County Auditor Frank H. Huffman. Total amount of cigarette fees in dicated in the annual report just sent to Columbus is $4,702.77 as com pared with $4,443 last year. Half of the net amount collected goes to the state, one-fourth goes to the general fund of the county and one-fourth is distributed among the municipalities and townships. Thus the state this year receives from Hancock county $2,327 the county $1,163 townships and municipalities, $1,163. Gets State Fair Post John Craig, Findlay cafe pro prietor, Thursday was named man ager of the club house at the Ohio State fair grounds by State Fair Manager Win H. Kinnan. Craig, prominent in Republican circles, will serve as manager of the club house during the fair which will be held Aug. 26-Sept. 1. The club house is maintained pri maril for the entertainment of vis iting governors and other dignitaries. Get Seneca County School Area A territory one-half mile wide and 4’l- miles long in Seneca county has been added to the Vanlue school dis trict. The territory was tiansferred to Hancock county by the Seneca county board of education. Patrons of the district petitioned this spring to be transferred to Van lue school. A similar petition was presented to the Seneca board last fall but was rejected as a teacher had already been employed for the year in the one-room district. According to Supt. K. V. Ohl, of Vanlue, the additional territory con tains about 25 pupils who will at tend the Vanlue school next fall. County Superintendent E. E. Ray said he received from the Seneca county board the notice of transfer of the territory. He said he would submit it to the Hancock county board at its regular meeting on Sat urday evening. Findlay Youth Wins Scholarship William Walker, of Findlay, has received a four-year scholarship in Purdue university, Lafayette, Ind. The award is a special merit scholarship granted to only 25 stu dents in the United States. Walker took the Purdue examination last spring upon graduation from Findlay high school. He already had enrolled at Purdue in the engineering department. Dummy Makes Para chute Landing White faced persons who saw a parachute open over the Findlay air port Thursday afternoon, then catch on the wings of a plane and after becoming tangled, fall to the earth unopened with a man on the busi ness end, were red-faced when they discovered the “man’ was “Charley” a dummy rigged up by the airport personnel to test out the qualities of a 16-foot parachute. A 16-foot chute is about half the size of those used for regular hu man parachute jumps and is regul arly used for dropping night flares when a plane is disapled. “Charley” was tossed out of the speeding plane by Whitey Stein, ace jumper noted for his bat-wing per formances. Findlay May License Bicycles City Council proposes to license and regulate the operation of bicy cles in Findlay. All cycles would be required to have a headlight, a tail light or reflector, and adequate brakes. Pleads Guilty To Lot tery Charge Owen Firestone pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court at Findlay to charges of operating a lottery un der the name of the Hancock Bank Nite Service. He was fined $500 of which $400 was suspended on condition that he cease activities. The service was operated in com petition with two Findlay theaters which operate a similar service for their patrons. By registering with Firestone, a person would win if his name was drawn at the theaters. Prosecutor Robert Fuller said the service operated by Firestone was an out and out lottery since he offer ed no entertainment for the regis tration fee. Park Concession Close For Funeral Concessions at Riverside park at Findlay were closed Friday after noon during funeral services for Pull-out smokeless broiler. $39= THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO Mrs. Daisy Oles who operated the taffy stand at the park for a num ber of years. Robbers Didn’t Appear Had a gang of bank bandits at tempted to hold up the First Na tional Bank at Findlay they would have met with a warm reception Thursday. Police were posted throughout the institution with sawed-off shotguns and machine guns as a precaution taken to ward off an attack after it was reported from Cleveland, that a gang was prepared to loot the bank. 40 Farmers Join Egg Association Forty Hancock county farmers have joined the Northwestern Ohio Poultry association which held its first egg auction Monday at Napol eon. The 40 farmers own approximately 9,000 birds and likely will furnish around 90 cases of eggs each week for the auction, according to County Agent Forest G. Hall. The Hancock county eggs will not be picked up until Monday and will be sold on Thursday each week. Francis Sommer, Pandora, will do the trucking. HARDIN COUNTY Dog Field Trials Success The fourth annual Bones Memorial coon dog field trials were hailed as a success at Kenton after Ohio Prince, owned by Cox and Moore of Mansfield, had won first tree and second line honors and Blue Blaze, owned by Flack and Leffel of Spring field, had taken second tree and first line prizes. One hundred and twenty three dogs competed. Springer and cocker spaniel ex hibitions with live birds proved ex ceptionally interesting. Bank Cuts Interest Rate Low income tax rates on good in vestments and the expense of paying taxes on deposits and insuring de posits up to $5,000 was cited by three Kenton banks as their reason in slashing interest rates on deposits from two to one per cent. Bees Rout Kenton Family Honey bees, thousands of them, drove members of the Lester Howe family, of Kenton, to cover as they lodged between rafters of a porch and refused to budge despite efforts of apiarists. When the bees alighted at the Howe home they drove Miss Helen Howe into the house and finally into a kitchen to which every door was closed in an effort to bar the in truders. Provide County Relief Setup Trustees of 15 Hardin County townships have accepted the respon sibility of investigating and admin itering relief cases until January, thereby reliveing the county from establishing an administrative force. County commissioners appointed Morton E. Ansley, present certifying NEW GAS RANGE! Built to Save You TIME, FOOD and COOKING COST IT INCLUDES: Built-in electric light and baking timer New Magic Chef burners with simmer valves (one giant high-speed burner) Red Wheel oven heat control Low-Temperature oven burner Auto matic lighting for top burners Full oven insulation with your old stove $3.00 Down ... $3.02 per Month "The Hit of 1939”—because it includes all the features that can completely modernize your cooking. Easier cooking ori. the top of the range with new, improved Magic Chef burners. Easier, cooler oven cooking—thanks to the baking tinier, oven heat con trol, and full oven insulation. Cleaner, safer broiling with a drawer-type smokeless broiler. See this range at our salesroom. West Ohio Gas Company agent, as county relief director at a salary of $125 monthly. Miss Mary Lou Zingg, Kenton, will be his as sistant. Mr. Ansley will continue as federal commodity supervisor and certifying agent for the CCC, NYA and WPA. First Naturalized Ken ton Woman Dies Dr. Caresia Ohman, 75, the first Hardin County woman to be nat uralized after woman’s suffrage was voted, died in McKitrick hospital at Kenton after a long illness. She leaves relatives in Sweden, her home land. Mrs. Ohman came to Kenton 30 years ago. She was active in church, club, civic, business, dramatic and Red Cross work, and for one term served as Kenton city treasurer. For her feat in organizing the Kenton Republican Women’s Forum two years ago, and in keeping up interest by introducing questions of current interest, Mrs. Oman received state and nation-wide recognition in G. O. P. circles. 18 Accepted For CCC Although Hardin County’s quota was only 16, eighten youths have ben accepted for enlistment in the Civilian Conservation Corps. Former Kenton Man Drowns Kenton relatives are awaiting fur ther information from California concerning the death of a local man, Dennis Taylor. News of Taylor’s acidental drowning was received Wednesday. It is believed that he was employed on a government dam project in Willows, Calif. Findings Against Ada Firms Several Hardin county business es tablishments are included in the list of violators of Ohio statutes recorded in the state examiners’ report of the financial conditions of Hardin county village and rural schools. The audit results, as compiled earlier this year by Examiners Vivian Dowds and W. H. Mustard, were made pub lic by County Auditor W. B. Wilson. The report covered the period from Oct. 1936 to Feb. 1939. Findings totalled $6,068.91 and were for the main part of the result of purchase of school equipment from I public officials, contrary to the Ohio General Code. Largest infraction was reported from the Ada exempted village school where former Mayor H. J. Sousley was cited for the sale of $1,221.58 worth of coal to the school. The sale was made during Sousley’s incumbency, the report stated. The Ada board also was directed to recover from the firm of Barans by and Woifrom, Ada, the sum of $719.95, also for coal sales, occuring while Earl Woifrom was a member of the Ada school board. Borrowers Repay Farm Loans Hardin county clients of the Farm Security Administration have made an excellent record in loan repay ments during the five-year FSA his tory, according to Paul F. Dickey, local supervisor. County debtors of the government agency have repaid a total of $52,255 .* of loans, Dickey said. A total sum of $191,530 has been loaned during the period, the supervisor said, but it is not all due at this time. Statistics compiled at the close of the fiscal year June 30, also showed a present active case load of 209 clients. During the past year, $41, 590 has been loaned to 71 applicants and a collection of $20,489 made. Meningitis Claims Ada Farmer George High, 56-year-old Liberty township, Hardin county farmer, living northwest of Ada, died Thurs day afternoon in Lima Memorial hospital following an illness of three weeks. Meningitis was given as the cause of death. Ada Couple Feted Mr. and Mrs. Agnew Welsh, of Miami, Florida, widely known former residents of Ada and who are now visiting with friends and relatives in Ada, were honored on the occasion of their fifty-ninth wedding anni versary with an “open house” at the Masonic temple on Sunday afternoon. Music Instructor At Ada Miss Dorothy Titus, of Waynes burg, Pa., had been employed as mu sic instructor for Ada schools. An nouncement of the oppointment was made following a special session held by the Ada board of education. Miss Titus succeeds Loraine Ed wards who resigned recently. The new instructor is a graduate of Waynesburg college, the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and will re ceive her master’s degre this summer from Ohio State university. She had three years experience in the Gallia county schools. Farmer Ends Life With Gun Chester Steer, 63-year-old promin ent Liberty township, Hardin coun ty farmer, ended his life Sunday evening in the garage at his home, & PAUL SCHOENLEIN, Mgr. Big and little loans are made every day at The City Loan for a variety of purposes. A stenographer borrows $15 to buy new clothes, a teacher borrows $100 to go to summer school. An executive borrows $500 to buy a new car. We have just the loan to fit your purse and purpose. Stop in. ‘TjotjeCitvLojin AMO A I COM.AHV Main 7351 Market & Elizabeth Sts. Savings Bldg. Lima, Ohio Loans made promptly throughout Allen County and vicinity. PAGE THREE =B Coroner K. W. Preston reported. A verdict of suicide because of ill health was given by Coroner Preston. Steer had placed a shotgun in a vice and standing in front of it, pulled the trigger, the coroner said. He was believed killed instantly. Mrs. Steer, who was in the house at the time, heard the report and going to the garage, found her husband’s body. According to Coroner Preston, Steer had been failing for some time from a heart ailment, and recently he had been complaining to neighbors of a “pain in his head”. Name County Relief Head Morton E. Ansley, Hardin county certifying agent, Monday began work as county relief director fol lowing his appointment by the board of Hardin county commissioners. Ansley is assisted by Miss Mary Lou Zingg, Kenton, appointed as relief aid. His salary as director will not be increased over his remuneration as certifying agent. Action of the commissioners fol lowed several bits of relief activity on the part of local towns and rural subdivisions. In a joint meeting rep resentatives of the county’s 15 boards of trustees voted to continue admin istration of relief under their own supervision, rather than turn it over to the county. Pushes Hand Cart From Texas To Ada After pushing a hand cart more than 2,000 miles in the last seven months, George Thomas, former Ada resident, returned home from El Paso, Texas. Mr. Thomas, 38, is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas. He had gone to Texas with his mother and a brother. Fire destroyed his place of business there last winter and he decided to return to Ada. A small cart was outfitted with tools for filing and sharpening saws, scissors, knives, etc., and making fur (Continued on page 7) wfewwXvb•■'■'