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THURSDAY, NOV. 30, 1939
ALLEN COUNTY Former Sheriff Balks Theft Ralph S. Marshall, former Allen county sheriff, turned police officer again Thursday evening and single handed captured a thief. He was Bryan Sheets, 21, who Marshall said was stealing gasoline from automobiles in the old A. & P. parking lot, in Lima. According to the ex-sheriff, he was looking out of his apartment win dow shortly after 10 p. m. when he spied several persons loitering around automobiles in the lot. He called police headquarters and went to the lot where he accosted three persons, one being Sheets. Lima Schools Within Budget Despite the critical financial con dition of schools in many parts of the state, necessitating the closing of some, Lima schools will continue operations for the rest of the 1939 40 year uncurtailed in any way. This was the announcement by Supt. J. McLean Reed. “Lima public schools are operat ing within the balanced budget set up by the board of education, and all salaries and invoices are being paid on time,” Reed declared. Rookie Cop Kills Burglar A man identified as Harry O’Leary, 24, of Lima route 4, was shot and killed and another man was being held in the Auglaize coun ty jail Thursday after a rookie cop surprised the pair while they were attempting to rob the William Mack cnbach, Jr., meat market in St. Marys. O’Leary was killed by Officer Harry Critten, who ordered the two men to surrender. When he ordered O’Leary to put up his hands the lat ter grabbed a meat cleaver, he re lated. “When the burglar was about to hurl the cleaver at me I shot.” Broadcasting License Renewed Radio station WLOK, Lima, has been granted a renewal of its license for a year’s period, the Federal Com munications Commission said last week. Renewal of the station’s license came after an examination of its activities during recent months by commission engineers. Trucker Dies In Crash Lima’s first traffic fatality since April 22 brought death last Thurs day to Glen Brown, 24, of Spring field, an employe of the Wenosha Driveaway company. He was crushed to death beneath a truck after he had leaped or had been thrown from the cab by the impact of a collision with an auto mobile driven by Donald S. Leach, of Lima, at a street intersection. Mr. Leach suffered a wrenched back. Police Chief Goes On Pension Chief Ward Taylor will vacate his post as head of the police de partment Thursday. Taylor made this announcement after his pension had been granted by the police pen sion board at a special session, ef fective Dec. 1. Although Chief Taylor had ex pressed desire to serve as police chief until Jan. 2, he said he will accept his $75 pension beginning Dec. 1, the date fixed by the pension board. Action of the board was unanimous. Prisoners Get Turkey Dinners For 11 inmates of the Allen county jail, spending Thanksgiving Day away from home wasn’t so bad after all. For they too had roast turkey, with all the trimmings, including dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, candied sweet potatoes, celery, mince pie and cof fee. After eating, the grateful and very stuffed prisoners wrote a letter of thanks to the sheriff’s wife, Mrs. William V. Daley, who prepared the feast. $694 Redeemed In Tax Stamps Increased dividends await Allen county organizations participating in the program of redeeming sales tax receipts. This announcement was made Fri day by L. WT. Mannon, manager of NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES the Better Business Bureau, as heavier buying began Friday with the official opening of the Christ fas shopping season in Lima. The Christmas buying season, Mannon said, offers a splendid time for charitable groups to cash in on the state’s redemption plan. Magnitude of the program was disclosed Friday in announcement that some 70 Lima and district or ganizations have received $94.63 thru the plan during the last six months. Candidates Spend $4,000 Candidates and organizations which backed the office seekers at the Nov. 7 election spent more than $4,000 during the recent campaign. This announcement was made Sat urday by Allen County Board of Election officials as the deadline fell for filing expense accounts. The Motter-for-Judge Committee headed the list of expenditures with $838.79. The Allen County Emer gency Committee, which conducted the local fight against the Bigelow amendments, listed $736.21. Fireman Misses Pole, Is Hurt Harry Randall, Lima fireman at Station No. 2, was confined to his home Wednesday with a sprained left foot and a jaw injury received about 11:30 p. m. Tuesday at the sub-station. Randall, who was sleeping up stairs, said he attempted to slide down the pole to answer the fire alarm indicator when he fell. Lima Faces Relief Problem Blocked by provision of the Lima city charter, the proposed plan to di vert $6,000 from the waterworks fund for relief purposes was a dead issue Thursday as city officials con cerned themselves about finding some new method of raising additional money to care for the city’s needy. The discovery was made Wednes day afternoon at a three-hour con ference of city and state officials at which general relief conditions were discussed. Pickpocket Gets $50 Police records reveal that a pick pocket worked in Lima Wednesday and thieves stole automobile acces sories, two bicycles and cash. W. D. Harner, of Crestline, com plained to police that his pockets were picked Wednesday afternoon while he was walking in the 200 block of North Main street. His billfold containing $50 and valuable papers were stolen, he said. Death Takes Promin ent Oil Man Michael J. Lynch, 67, prominent in Lima oil circles for the past 39 years, died early Friday morning in Memorial hospital following an ill ness of a year. He was a native of Titusville, Pa., and came to Lima a number of years ago. He was one of the best known oil men in the mid-continent fields and was associated with Mack Colt and W. L. Parmenter as vice presi dent of the OKO Oil company, and the Maire Bros, company. Lima Man Noted Airman A former Lima man is inscribing his name upon the annals of the U. S. Navy flying service as com mander of the Navy’s most famous aviation unit. He is Lt. Com. L. A. Moebus, son of L. F. and Norma Moebus, of Lima, and is stationed at the San Diego, Calif., naval base. Moebus is chief of Flying Squad ron Two comprising 15 enlisted men with the Navy’s best reputation. On their planes is inscribed “Ado Rimini” a Latin expression which means, when translated, “Up and at ’em”. Accidents Show Increase The completed report for the first four months of the Allen county in dustrial safety campaign shows an increase in both the accident fre quency and accident severity when 9,497 employes worked 6,458,11 man hours and reported 35 less than seven days lost time cases, 48 com pensation cases, 14 broken bones, three amputations and one death for an accident frequency of 15.65 and an accident severity of .03329. Allen Will Not Share In Relief Allen county will not share in the distribution of $1,878,420.26 for poor relief under Attorney General Thomas J. Herbert’s ruling author izing cities to tap surplus excise tax collections, it was revealed Saturday by State Auditor Joseph T. Fergu son. Among the counties which will benefit, and the amounts they will receive, are: Hancock $10,764 Hard in $6,366 and Putnam $7,981. Advance Made In School Funds Lima will receive $53,637 and Al len county $39,798 from the distri bution announced Saturday of $10, 922,332 in school foundation funds advanced to subdivisions by the state board of control. The distribution originally was scheduled for Nov. 30 but was made a week early because some school boards have reported they were hard pressed for operating funds. HANCOCK COUNTY Hancock County Gets Health Nurse Mrs. Vesta Humberstone has been employed as Hancock county health nurse, filling a need which Dr. Senn F. Whisler, county health commis sioner, described as definite and long-standing. Employed by the Hancock county board of health, the cost of Mrs. Humberstone’s services will be paid by the state department of health with the aid of federal funds, Dr. Whisler said. Man Damages Auto In Crash Believe it or not, a man ran into an automobile and damaged it in Findlay Wednesday night. “It’s one for the book,” commented Police Chief Leo Larkins. Floyd Shafer, 17, a CCC camp enrolee, ran between two parked cars and slipped. He fell against a machine belonging to Paul Fooley of Marion and knocked the lens out of a headlight. Christmas Decorations Are Planned Plans have been completed for the Christmas decorations which will adorn Findlay’s Main street during the coming holiday season. The decorations will vary some what from those of recent years as a result of a decision reached by the executive committee of the retail di vision of the Chamber of Commerce which arranges for the decorations each year. Trustees Group To Meet The biennial banquet of the Han cock County Association of Town ship Trustees and clerks will be held at 7 o’clock Wednesday evening, December 13, in Trinity Lutheran church. Blondes Poor Third On Campus If gentlemen prefer blondes, then the Findlay college men have ad mitted that they are no gentlemen, suh! In their balloting for their “Ideal Giri”, they put blondes in the show money and red heads placed but brunettes went over the winning line far in advance of their nearest competitors. In commenting on how a girl should dress for a date, one answer which spoke with conviction uf ex perience was given: “In less time.” Deputy Sheriff Bags Deer Deputy Sheriff Sam H. Frye and his family will have plenty of veni son to eat for the next few days. For hanging in the backyard of Frye’s home, in Findlay, is a 185 pound deer which he shot last Thurs day in Michigan while hunting with O. E. Wilford, Toledo, former Han cock county sheriff. Pioneer Business Man Dies Charles A. Karg, 79, well known Findlay sportsman and former meat market proprietor, died at 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon of last week. Mr. Karg retired from the meat business in 1935 when the Karg brothers firm, in which he was asso ciated with two brothers, Fred J. Kark, and the late A. E. Karg, was dissolved. The firm was in business 84 years and for over 50 years he acted as the buyer. Civil Service Exams Are Set Examinations for a number of po sitions in the state and county serv- THB BLUFFTON NEWS, BL ice in highway work and for a num ber of positions in the department of agriculture have just been an nounced by the state civil service commission. Dates for the examinations are December 12, 13, 14 and 15, to be conducted in Athens, Canton, Cin cinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo for the following positions: Assistant engineer, bridge inspector, highway inspector, instrument man and timekeeper, all in the highway department and for inspector, food and dairy inspector, feeds and fer tilizers, and deputy inspector, nurs ery and orchard, all in the state de partment of agriculture. Births Exceed Deaths By One There was one more birth than there were deaths in Findlay and Hancock county during October, ac cording to reports of Miss Edith Houseman, registrar of vital sta tistics for Findlay, and Dr. S. F. Whisler, county health commissioner. There were 35 deaths and 36 births. Surplus Relief Fund Released Hancock county is due to receive $10,764 in current relief funds as a result of an attorney general’s opinion freeing excess utilities ex cise tax funds. The money was released under an opinion by Attorney General Thomas J. Herbert that surplus utilities taxes in excess of amounts pledged on poor relief bonds might be used immediately for current relief ex penditures. O. P. Van Schoik, chief relief ex aminer in the state auditor’s office, estimated that $1,878,420 would be available for the state as a whole to pay current relief costs as result of the ruling. Amounts were certified by Van Schoik as available in various coun ties as follows: Hardin, $6,366 Put nam, $7,921. Man, 96, Husks Corn One of Union township’s oldest residents is J. U. Keyser, whose home is in Mt. Cory. Believe it or not, Mr. Keyser at the age of 96, was in the cornfield every day last week except Saturday, husking corn along with his neighbor, W. D. Kramer. More Have Christmas Accounts Fifty-five thousand dollars will be released to 1,500 Christmas club members in Findlay next Friday by three banking institutions. This year’s figure is exactly twice the amount mailed out to Christmas club members in 1936 and $5,500 better than last year. In fact an increase has been shown in both tl^e total amount and the number of members for the past several years. Many Go To Livestock Show Hancock and Putnam counties will be well represented at the annual Cleveland livestock show to be held Wednesday and Thursday in the equestrium at Cleveland union stock yards. Grand Jury Has Long Session Completing one of the longest ses sions ever held the Hancock county grand jury last week indicted six persons, all true bills being for charges of a minor nature. The body reviewed 19 cases, continued four and ignored nine in the five days it was in session. Highway Dept. To Re surface Street Announcement was made that the state highway department will ac cept bids in Columbus on Friday, Dec. 8, for resurfacing Findlay’s North Main street from Swing ave nue at Howard Run, north to Bell avenue, or the north city limits. The stretch is 1.266 miles long and the pavement will be 50, 55, and 60 feet wide. The entire width of asphaltic material, according to specifications. The total estimated cost is placed at $38,690.43. Loses Arm In Shredder Jacob H. Shafer, 60, lost an arm in a corn shredder last week on the Della Roller farm. He was treated at Findlay hospital. It was be lieved that he tried to straighten a stalk of corn in the shredder when his sleeve became caught in the ma chinery. HARDIN COUNTY Man Crushed By Falling Log William Ingmire, 28, Lima, was killed near Roundhead last Friday when a large log fell from a wagon tJFFTON, OHIO and dropped on him. His chest was crushed, Coroner Kenneth W. Pres ton, said. 178 Families On Relief One hundred and seventy-eight families consisting of 712 persons and in addition 38 single persons were on the relief rolls of Hardin county the past month. The total cost was $3,954.02. On direct relief were 26 families of 104 members for whom $233.10 was spent. For 28 single persons $315.45 was expended. Youth Dies In Picker Accident Richard Berwill Kipker, 13-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lon Kip ker of near Roundhead, met sudden death Monday afternoon when he was caught in the mechanism of a corn picker at his home. The youth, a junior at Roundhead high school, was believed to have been reaching into the machine to make minor repairs when he was caught in gears and pulled into the moving mechanism^ His neck and jaw were believed fractured. Injuries In Fall Prove Fatal George F. Stambaugh, 69, promin ent Ada race horse breeder and ex tensive land owner, died shortly be fore midnight last Wednesday in Lima Memorial hospital from in juries suffered Nov. 14 when he was thrown from a horse. Mr. Stambaugh was mounting one of his prize animals preparatory to exercising it on the racetrack at his farm at the edge of Ada, when the thorobred reared, throwing its owner to the ground. He suffered internal injuries and had been confined to a Lima hospital :lnce Wednesday, November 15. The Stambaugh family was found er of the steel industry in Youngs town and the Ada man owned ex tensive holdings in the Youngstown Sheet and Tube company as well as the Stambaugh and Thompson Hard were company of Youngstown. He was one of the promoters of the Scioto marsh in Hardin county and was one of the most extensive operators in the area. Accidents Hound Ill Starred Car The gods that control traffic acci dents must have had the giggles near Kenton last week. Miss Cleo Katterjohn, deputy Hardin county auditor, lost control of her car. It went into the ditch where it was struck by another auto mobile. Two wreckers had trouble reaching the scene, and on the way to Kenton, the Katterjohn car was struck by another car, ruining the only unmarred part of the auto mobile. Man Dies In High way Crash John Tschudy, 74, Kenton farmer, was killed and Guy B. 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Unused School To Be Sold The Kenton board of education will sell the old South school building at public auction at the courthouse on Friday, Dec. 22, at 11 a. m., it was announced by Boyd W. Geiser, clerk of the board. The sale will include two tracts of land which in turn include both the plot on which the building stands as well as where the play ground was formerly located. PUTNAM COUNTY 90 4-H Steers Are Being Fed Ninety steers have been distributed to 4-H club members in Putnam county as a start for the 1940 steer feeding program, County Agent Ralph Dush announced. Any boy or girl between 10 and 20 years of age is eligible to enter the program if entry is filed before January 1, the agent explained. Game Warden Spoils Thanksgiving Meal Hen pheasant would have been the main course of A. B. Scheele’s Thanksgiving dinner if Deputy Game Warden George Treece hadn’t appre hended the man with the bird. Scheele, 26, of Ottow’a, Route 3, was arraigned before a justice of the peace on a charge of shooting an illegal bird. He was fined $25 and costs. Putnam Taxes Are Boosted Real estate tax rates for Putnam county for 1940 collections have been approved by the state tax commission and were released by County Audi tor Carl D. Frick Tuesday. A summary of the rate sheet $1.50 SOFT RIDE... i Give FULLER BRUSHES this CHRISTMAS i AS THEY MAKE USEFUL GIFTS [. 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Log Sawing Contest At Fair The mid-winter fair which is an annual event at Columbus Grove, will be held Dec. J9 to 22 as an nounced by the fair board. At a meeting of the board held recently plans were made for adding new classes in live stock and grain. A log sawing contest also is planned as a feature event and other free entertainment will be added, board members said. Christmas Seal Sale Opens Dec. 1 The sale of Christmas seals thru out Putnam county will open on Friday, Dec. 1, and continue until Christmas. New Credit Bureau Organized The Putnam Credit Bureau, re cently organized by and under the management of A. L. Kahle, is now in full operation. The bureau is conveniently located on the second floor of the former Bank of Ot tawa building in Ottawa. John Doepker, Jr., is assistant to Mr. Kahle. Hatchery Announces Expansion Promising an expansion of the business, the Neuhauser Chick Hatch eries of Napoleon have purchased the Master store in Ottawa from Gideon Niswander. 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