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THURSDAY, NOV. 23, 1939
ALLEN COUNTY Third Tried In Beaver dam Holdup FleeS) -Mann S her husband. New Mayor Slashes Payroll Lima Fur Shop Is Looted Dry Vote Recount Ordered Star Gndder Lost In Mishan NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES Bags Snake Instead Of Pheasant Woodrow McClurg, 22, of Lima,! By mistake Bill and his dog got| and recreational facilities, roads, who pleaded not guilty after being! onto the farm belonging to a farmer) trails, bridges and shelter houses on indicted with two others for the rob-1 who allows no hunting, bery August 21, of the Blue Bell restaurant in Beaverdam, changed) something move his plea to guilty Friday and was| grass and fired, placed on probation for by Judge Neal L. Lora. The dog made a circle. Bill in the weeds two years! Out came the I arrested. Bill’s was with-1 turned out to be a blue racer snake Imposition of sentence held by the judge after McClurg’s) that measured almost seven feet in) county were asked last week to make! attorney, Francis D. Durbin, pointed) length. out statement showing damage to out that the prisoner, a taxicab! There was no arrest. I their property in the last 30 years driver, had not participated in the! I from flood waters. actual hold-up but had acted as an| qqa AfiO Quif A ofli I statements are wanted in con accessory by driving the others tol »Pv,UUV DUll -fAIiermdlHI nection with a hearing by the War Beaverdam and return. Of Crash The other two were Arthur De-| [control as provided by Congress. I trick, 21, of Lima Route 3, and Pauli A suit for $30,000 damages alleg-| This is the first real opportunity Shaffer, 19, of Columbus, formerly) edly resulting from a train-auto) that Findlay and the county have of Lima. Detrick is serving a io) wreck in Beaverdam on Nov. 14,) had to obtain flood relief from the to 25 year sentence in the Mansfield! 1937, was filed Thursday by Willis!federal government. reformatory on his plea of guilty tol Mann against the New’ York, Chi-| armed robbery. A jury found Shaf-| cago & St. Louis Railroad Co., other fer guilty of robbery and he was| wise known as the Nickel Plate, given a one to 25 year sentence. The plaintiff charges that he was traveling east across the intersection QUxx/xfa Hnntnr 'TFion I °f roalroad tracks on Route 30N| The new’ Benjamin Franklin onuuib nunLer, men lwhen bis aut0 was struck by a trainlway, U. S. Route 224, is now Ralph Hart, of Lima, Montague’s) across an i companion reported they were hunt-| during a snow’ storm, and alleges ing about 9 a. m. when a man on|that the locomotive sounded no warn the other side of the small field fired) ing whistle or bell, apparently at a pheasant. After Montague was struck by several buck shot, the unidentified! .. hunter jumped over the fence and| FOHl 11 OS|)11tl 1 ran for the road. Mate Missing 17 Years Asks Divorce claims the car wras demolished) between Findlay and Ottawa and he suffered a crushed chest, con-| having been under construction T. C. Montague, 43, wras shot in| cussion of the brain and other in-| eariy in the summer. the right arm while hunting on his| juries of a permanent nature. I Traffic last w’eek w’as flowing over farm five miles northwest of Lima,) The plaintiff accuses the carrier) fhe 22-foot concrete roadway that by another nimrod who fled without] of negligence in operating a train] followrs the right of w’ay of the old offering assistance after the mishap.] between 70 and 75 miles per hour] Tangent Line railroad from C------- Mrs. Fink Released w v week-old son, was freed last week back seat of her father s car when Dora Focht, who testified Thurs-I from the Lima State Hospital fork day afternoon that she had not seen! the Criminally Insane. her husband in 17 years, was grant-1 Dr. H. M. Turk, superintendent of ed a divorce from William R. Focht the hospital, and his assistant, Dr. in Toledo and when the vehicle|7 on 407. Right to sell beer and wines Crawfls. of the institution staff, re- at a I Quarterback Bill Ambroza willF play no more this season with the Lima South High school football team which has won seven games and tied one. Bill was shot in the right leg in a hunting accident. He will miss the traditional South-Cen tral game on Thanksgiving. -I Skin Testing Campaign To Start P869 °f the *760’000 state distribu-| ___ Ition A skin testing campaign among 900 seniors in public and parochial schools in Allen county will be in augurated within the next few days. This was the advice Friday of Mrs. W E. Leonhard, executive secretary of The Allen County Tuberculosis I|HANCOCK and Health association which isF sponsoring the campaign. Mrs. Leonhard made it clear that the campaign is not compulsory. “Consent slips” are now being dis-l tributed to the children to secure! The the consent of parents for the tests. Work allotted $24,878 for a non-federal project to Buren lake Ford creekpublic Bill Edwards, Spencerville, was! purposes. hunting along the canal bank, north! The money will be used for the of Spencerville, Saturday. construction of fish shelters, picnic I the state-owned property. saw" and Bill farmer to have pheasant or rabbitl jenCeiT i I |E' H‘ ^raw®s’ testified at a 30-min-l stopped rolling, she still was in the! was struck by an eastbound Erie The woman told Judge Neal L. ute hearing that since she was com- cri£_with minor scratches.1 aS Y Lora she was married to Focht Oct.lmitted to the institution Sept. 25 fol-| fi, 1921, but that they lived together! lowing her trial, Mrs. Fink had only one year. Since their separa-| never shown any sign of mental ab tion in September, 1922, the plaintiff I normality. had received only two letters from" xllgllWay xieaQ practices charges filed against O. C.|month Mayor Frank McClain of Lima,] Kohli, Lima division state highway The* Findlay office disbursed $3,806 last week swung the economy ax 48| department supervisor, by Harold C.|to 438 c]ajmants. hours after taking office, when he| Lippincott, a former employe, wasF chopped 12 street department work-| sustained by the Tird District Court ers from the city pay roll. of Appeals. threw out the suit on Mayor McClain said working hours] The court of the 54 remaining employes will] ^be grounds that such action must] be reduced and street repair work]be brought by the attorney general] The U. S. Civil Service commission curtailed for the remainder of the) or other proper state commissioners.| announced open competitive examina year, but explained the step is ne cessary to keep the department with in its budget. Bags 10-Pound Cotton- t, xi. ri,oe:inur Fur I bra*ns out so I s^ot him. That! yield, Dayton, and Patterson Field,! Proprietors of Cheslow Fur- was the explanation given Thursday Fairfleld, Ohio orthopedic mechanic, T)Olr ner Co. of Lmia est mated at 51,000 by Dale R. Michael, o£ Lima, for his administration iun the loss when burglars broke intol hiamncr nf thp p-iant rabbit an nr-l A.-eonoJ ii-:+bl gg rabbit, an or-l lor engjneer $2,000 (all branches their establishment and escaped with dinary “run of mine” specie which! of engineering) textile engineer, 52 27 fur coats. weighed 10 pounds. |600 tQ J3200i Agricultural Markct I Gunshot Wounds Cause Death A recount will be started tins Barthy Eckfe)dt, 00, Lima State was retained, the votes showed. I ported. Eckfeldt, according to rec- thcatrc Tha Findlay couple secured| To ri UJ XT l°rdS following a divorce action by her autograph on a lace-trimmed her he turned the gun on himself ... A -tJand was wounded in the chest. Less State Money For Relief Flood Survey Is Started Residents of Findlay and Hancock Department on the subject of flood New Highway Is Opened unprotected intersection! eas^ to the Hancock county line. after! since! i Ottawa Baby Unhurt As Car Rolls Over Four Times Mrs. Velma Baker Fink, 22, Clyde,! more( has had her second escape! Ohio, divorcee who, because of in-| from death or serious injury althol DiCS III FHsIl sanity, was acquitted by a jury at) sbe js on]y ejght months old. Fremont of the slaying of her 10- She was asleep in a crib on the Jobless Benefit Pay ments Lower his wife, had become involved in anl handkerchief when they met her in argument with her. After firing at the hoU1 lobby I I This was announced Friday from! ing his return from Columbus. Columbus as the city was allotted Thc new Fjndlay rate will be nso COUNTY Spend $24,878 At New Lake it turned over four times after Mr.|onion workers in the Scioto marsh at Walter had swerved in an attempt! McGuffey and Alger in the summer to avoid a collision with another car,I of 1934t was kiUed instantly Wed in Toledo, and when the vehicle! nesday of last week when his car UT’rrli II I out the state, October disbursements^ 1 Civil Service Exams Announced I tions for several different positions,! P^ans f°r a house-to-house canvass! h™* ciub 13.11 I The position and salaries are as I individual leaders had indorsed ef-| (follows: Aircraft instrument me-| f°rts to “The critter started stomping and! chanics various grades, $1,320 tol P10^ I was afraid he might beat the dog’s! $2,000 a year, employed at Wright! Kenton. AAA ,, ing Service, Department of Agricul ture. Gets Autograph Of Actress ... a i o—*— i left “Pat” in his car when he left week by the -Allen County Boaid of I hospital inmate, died late Monday ofl I another dog was digging for. Elections of ballots cast tn Shawneel last weck at the institution where! Mr and Mrs E Pat ehewed a hole in the glass township on the prohibition issue atl he had in a serious conditi„nl went to Cleveland attendl and wriggled out and Bolenbaugh. STt."'CbA«J „»„nt'od a leanest of for 5everal da s- The cause of deathl con ention and Kerc back homo himself a hunter, found her busily t. Th' rX,ationUaS glVen ,aS eenaphcafons resultmgl atisfled wjth the convention and an engaged digging holes when he rc Zn,,ni ,fX tabuMon of W r“e sev‘ I autograph they picked up while in turned. The window glass had been for the recount after tabulation of eral months ag0. ]rft t# pro. votes showed sale of hquor by thel Eckfeldt, admitted from Guernsey! The convantion was held at thel vide ventilation. S vXs°“ The total “wTs 414 toP0""^ b“n Charg!d ’2? ah°°‘‘ Statler hotel where Constance Ben seven votes. The total was 414 tol jng wjtb intent to kill, Dr. E. H.| Lavina whlU ActreSS Findlay Tax Rate Drops Less money will be available rom| been approved by fbe state tax com-l quarter will not begin until Decern the state for Lima direct relief ml ission, County Auditor Frank HbK bUldents a flve.day va. December than this month. Huffman announced Friday follow- cation. mill, as compared with 18 mills col- ™a‘rf'"8 money. Lima re-1 lccted this ycar The new rate wjn ceived close to 51.000 for November.I ply first tQ the Decembcr jnstaJ|.l The county allocation was listed at ment of general real estate tax. It 5987. Other allocations for the dis-l js tbe lowcst Fjnd|ay taJ£ rate jn rrict included Delphos, $248 Hard-|gve years in, $1,459 Putnam, $535. I 90-Acre Farm Used For Grazing Lester Clymer, of Bluffton, has cleaned up and fenced a farm of 90 acres, the Tiberias Main farm in federal works agency of thel Orange township, which he purchased Projects Administration has! a year ago. The entire farm is de- THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO voted to pasture, a herd of cattle cropping the herbage all summer, al The engine form “Mercury”, a N. Y. well has been drilled near the road I where a stock tank of large capacity! furnishes a supply of water. The Ta* rates for the new year were fence rows have been cleaned of a completed last week by County Audi large growth of shrubs and new tor W. B. Wilson who said the new .woven wire fences have been erected. I rates show ^creases in 20 of the improve the new Van Tiberias Main gave his name to a county’s 50 taxing districts. Pleas and park area on Rock! h(wl houge situated acrog8 the high_ ant township has the lowest rate, for recreational I frOm his home. I seven mills, while the highest rate is Recovers From Hunt Accident mg W that of 22.20 mills in McGuffey. Ken ton has a rate of 19.40 mills, or .8 mills higher than last year. F. Whisler, Hancock commissioner who lost in a hunting accident was sufficiently recov- Dr. Senn Giant Timber From Native Tree The primitive forests that covered I confiscated Chief Clark said, the face of Hancock county before the dawn of civilization sent some I tall timber skyward. On what was formerly the Petter Rettig farm in Van Buren township, now within the village limits of Jenera, stands a barn that is 76 feet long and the plates of that length are hewn from single sticks of timber. One of the tall hickories growing on the farm furnished this piece of timber. high-1 I corn is an overflow from a near open Streamliner Goes Thru] FilldlclV I A streamlined engine, making its first appearance in Findlay Friday, attracted considerable attention at the New’ York Central ticket office on East Sandusky s set. ly pulled the C. crack train between Detroit and Cleveland, but i first run be umbus. last week it made tween Toledo and HARDIN COUNTY Judith Lee, daughter of Mr. and! X12Y.IV1_/X1N UUU11 J. I paired, painted, and turned over to .Mrs. Ernest Walter, of North Balti-1 d~. |a welfare organization last Strike LcauPF of Okey Abner Odell, 68, father Odell, who led the violent strike of I passenger train at the Shadley cross-1 ing, one-half mile west of McGuffey. I Odell, an oil-well worker, wasl thrown more than 300 feet and! wreckage of the automobile delayed! hour. through the Findlay office of the Ohio unemployment compensation A motion for dismissal of corrupt) were per cent under the previous Seek Rebuilding Of Candy Plant The committee met to complete! keep the company, its em potentiality and payroll in Breaks Glass To Go Hunting I 1 a mill than last year’s rate, has just| the following Tuesday. The winter Lawrence Bolenbaugh of Kenton is in the market for a new auto mobile window glass—all because his nine-year-old bulldog likes to hunt. Afraid of involvements, Bolenbaugh his automobile to investigate what Wl11 ObsCrVe ThankS- giving Twice Students at Ohio Northern Uni versity will observe Thanksgiving on Nov. 30. They will have no classes on the first date but examinations for the close of the fall quarter begin the Bootlegger Nabbed By Agents months investigation of of illegal and untaxed the area of Hardin and A three the source whiskey in Auglaize counties by the Ohio De partment of Liquor Control cul minated last Wednesday in the ar rest of Ray Van Horn, Route 69, Lakeview, Hardin county. State and federal agents caught Van Horn with a gallon of alleged untaxed whisky in his possession. They also found a cache capable of holding 500 gallons of liquor. Tax Rates Higher In nictrirf Two Held On Gamb ling Charge county health his left hand a week ago, ered last Friday from the mishap to. return to his office in the courthouse, operating gambling devices after Po lice Chief R. R. Clark led a raid against their place of business which he classed as a “bookie”. A teletype machine, broadcasting outfit and a number of bookmaking pads were Harry Bash and Harry Armen trout, of Kenton, were charged with Corn Shipments Are Quite Heavy corn and from the the district. Heavy shipments of beans are being made Ada elevators as reaches a peak in the soy two harvest More than 70,000 bushels of corn and 50,000 bushels of soy beans have ______ been shipped to date. Most of the bumper crop in the district, farmers retaining filled cribs for feeding, I Kenton Firemen To Repair Toys For the fourth consevutive year Kenton firemen will assume the role of “Santa’” children soon will pair of toys. i to hundreds of deserving of the community. They begin the collection and re more than one thousand Approximately 1,500 toys were re S Jr3ther|year for distribution. 0. N. U. Professor On State Board Governor Bricker last week ap pointed Prof. Thomas Schmull of Drop Charges Against I A Citizens’ Committee last week! started a drive for funds with which! to seek retention of the Runkle Co.,I whose candy factory, equipment and! stock were burned in a $250,000 fire! November 5. I Ada, who is in the Ohio Northern university engineering department, to the state board of engineering ex aminers for a term ending Sept. 25, 1944. Prof. Schmull succeeds Perry Ford, Columbus, whose term has ex pired. Two Vote Recounts In Ada Recounts in three different contests were asked for in applications filed by Hardin county elections office Wednesday of last week, the last day for filing. In the contest between R. S. Hover (R) of Ada and Joe Breck (D), candidates for the post of municipal clerk, five qualified electors of the district seek a recount of votes in Precinct A, Ada. Under the official count Hover received 555 votes to Breck’s 554. Six Ruck township electors filed application for a recount in the con test between George Raus (D) and Harold Richards (R) for township trustee for which the official count gave each candidate 549 votes. Rich ards won the toss of a coin and was declared winner of the election. Also in the contest for board of education in the Ada school district, Lewis J. Willeke lost by one vote to Mason Tabor for one of the posts. Five electors have filed application for a recount in Ada Precinct A. C. H. Freeman and Earl C. Huber were elected to the board and the recount will be for a third member. Dedication Delayed By Rain The services which were to have been held at last Friday afternoon’s football game, dedicating the new high school athletic field as Robinson field in honor of the late Mrs. Alice R. Robinson, will be held at the first football game next year, it was an nounced by Charles Secoy, local high school principal. Ceremonies were rained out last Friday. $3,954 Monthly Relief Bill A total of 178 families, consisting of 712 persons, in addition to 38 single persons were included on the I WANT HOT WATER! 3 o twice this year, Nov. 23 and again A Findlay tax rate, lower by half next day. Exams will be completed Continuous HOT Water with an AUTOMATIC GAS Water Heater “"7 1939 lowa” thr“-| J" ine *“J sentative, announced Wednesday. I Commerce, Rotary Club and varou I Well Sonny—You Can Have Plenty Of Hot Water... And So Can The Rest Of The Family For Only »6c PER MONTH WITH A.\ AUTOMATIC GAS WATER HEATER! WEST OHIO Cfdl COMPANY relief rolls of Hardin county during September, it was revealed in a re port released by B. W. Sweeney, state relief examiner from the office of State Auditor Joseph T. Fergu son. The total cost of relief in the county was set at $3,954.02 for the month, Sweeney’s report states. Hardin Twins 80 Years Old Gus and Dolf Brown, well known Hardin county twins, celebrated their 80th birthday Friday at their home in Dudley tow’nship. They were born in Marysville but came to Hardin county when they were 10 years old. Since that time, scarcely a distance of five miles has separated them, and they claim they have been closer lifelong friends than most twins. PUTNAM COUNTY Open War On Slot Machines Prosecutor Ferd Warren and Sheriff Arnold Potts have issued a warning that all slot machines in the county must disappear in short order. The order is that all machines must be taken out of business places and out of operation. Ma chines which are not removed from public use will be confiscated, the officials report. $61,252 More For Put nam Farmers The second consignment of AAA conservation checks for Putnam county farmers will be distributed, increasing to $120,000 the amount of federal money disbursed in the county for cooperation with the agri cultural program. The checks number 590 and aggre gate in money $61,252.97. A month ago 600 checks, totaling $60,000 were distributed to farmers. Still Operator Gets Jail Term Service Bills rove The Albert Schuller, 30, of near Miller (Continued on page 1) ate’ s^tion,’ atalTa haif| Low Cost of Heating Water Automatically w ith GAS 86c PER MONTH—that's the average cost of hot water always ready for use. It’s based on the “before” and “after” bills of 51 typical users, customers of the West Ohio Gas Com pany. It covers the cost of completely Auto matic hot water service—these customers never worry about heating water, never wait for hot water. Let us show you the cost records which stand back of this amazingly low cost. We’ll be hap py to tell you how you, too, can enjoy this mod ern convenience. See the model and size heater best suited for your home—on display by your plumber and at our show rooms.