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THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1940
ALLEN COUNTY Court Upholds Com missioners’ Action In a decision last week the Third District court of appeals held that the Allen county board of commis sioners acted within its rights in suspending Mrs. Alma Hubbard, care taker of the women’s restroom in the basement of the court house, and then abolished her job. The court’s majority opinion de claring that state civil service laws were not intended to restrain any legislative body’s discretionary pow er to create, change and abolish po sitions was signed by Judges Wil liam Klinger and Charles A. Guern sey. 67 To Take Census In County Some 250 enumerators will begin work in Lima and the district April 2 on the 1940 federal census dealing with population, housing and agri culture. Sixty-seven of the enumerators will be engaged in the work in Allen county. Doctor Appeals Mal practice Verdict An Ohio Supreme Court appeal is being drafted by counsel for Dr. Glen E. Jones of Lima, whose ap peal against a malpractice charge was rejected by the Third District Court of Appeals The court upheld a Common Pleas decision ordering Dr. Jones to pay Mrs. Maureen Morningstar $11,186 in compensation for impairment of her vision following treatment under his supervision. Ballot Bids To Be Opened March 20 The Allen county board of elec tions will meet at 1:30 p. m. Wed nesday, March 20, to open bids on poll books, ballots and other supplies. This announcement was made Wed nesday by M. M. Bogart, newly elect ed chairman of the board who was chosen at the annual organization meeting. G. Patterson was re named clerk of the board and Gerald Rothe, deputy. $16,003 Asked For Crash Injuries The Akron-Chicago Transportation Co. was named defendant in two personal injury suits for a total of $16,003.77 filed in common pleas court last week. The suits both were outgrowth of a collision March 6, 1938, of an auto mobile driven by Max Pugh, who claims $10,733.11 damages, and a tractor-trailer truck operated by the defendant. The other plaintiff is Lucille Cle land, a passenger in the Pugh car, who asks $5,270. The mishap reportedly occurred four miles east of Cairo in Route 30-N when the truck was parked on the highway after a rear tire went flat. Claims Oldest Cow In U. S. A. “Old Red” the oldest cow in the United States, and perhaps the world, celebrated her 42nd birthday anniversary the past week on the farm of John Hedrick, between Cold water and Berne. “Old Red” was born in 1898, has spent her entire life on the same farm, and has given birth to 38 fine calves. She no longer gives milk but is kept as a pet. A cow is old when she is 15 to 18 years of age. Measured in the span of human life, this cow is as old as a man 250 years of age. Razed School To Be Re-built Franklin school building in Del phos which was virtually destroyed by fire on Oct. 31, 1939, will be re built, probably this year, according to Washington, D. C., dispatches. The sum of $17,832 has been allo cated to the improvement by the national WPA office and the appro priation signed by the President. The project now will be turned over to the state WPA office at Columbus where the details will be worked out. County Ends Year With Bank Balance Allen county handled $3,071,317.58 during the fiscal year Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 1939, according to a finan cial statement for last year complet ed in the office of County Auditor Floyd B. Griffin. During the year there was paid out for all purposes including tax settlements to other participating NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES sub-divisions, $2,787,504.05. The county clcced its Looks for the year with $283,813.53 on hand for all funds. Beaverdam Auto In Mishap Suffering a possible concussion and a scalp laceration shortly after midnight Tuesday when he was struck by a car in the Lima Public Square, James Winan, 46, of Lima, was reported in fair condition in Memorial hospital. Police said he was struck by an automobile operated by Roy Ecken wiler, 41, of Beaverdam, who was going east across the Square. Man Walks Into Pole, Is Hurt Andrew Carpenter, 58, colored, of Lima, was recovering in St. Rita’s hospital Friday from exposure after he was found in a ditch along the Cable road, a short distance south of the Elm street road at 7:30 a. m. riday. Carpenter left his home about 7 p. m. Thursday. His wife assumed he was at a nearby grocery until after the store closed. She enlisted police help in a search but it was not until J. W. Peters arose Friday morning that he found Carpenter in the ditch in front of his home. There was evidence that Carpenter had walked into a utility pole and knocked himself unconscious, police said. He is partially crippled. Prisoners Get Un scheduled Meal “Lima city jail isn’t such a bad place after all.” These are the words of eight men who were confined in jail Thursday evening. Between 5:30 and 6 p. m. they were served a supper and a little more than two hours later they were treated to a spaghetti feed. After Lima’s policemen and a few guests finished eating their spaghetti at the regular monthly meeting of the Fraternal Order of Police, considerable food was left so the prisoners were treated. Three Held On Check Charge Two Allen county youths and a 22-year-old girl companion were held in Delphos Friday on charges of issuing five worthless checks for a total of $206. Arrested in Lima Thursday even ing by Deputy Sheriff John Carder and Detective Al Brady were Cecil Richardson, 24, and Hazel Northrup, 22, both of Delphos. Officers appre hended Eugene Smart, 25, of Route 1, Lafayette, in Delphos. Largest of the checks written was for $146 in payment of an automo bile Smart purchased from a Del phos dealer. Tax Books Close March 20 Lima and Allen county residents have only until March 20 in which to pay first-half 1939 real estate taxes without penalty, Treasurer By ron H. Dershem warned Saturday. On that date the treasurer will start preparing tax books to be turned over to the county auditor for settlement. Thus far, the collection is approx imately $260,000 short of the first half 1938 total, Dershem reported. Property owners with Whittemore contracts must pay the current half year taxes or their contracts will be voided, he declared. Realty taxes received Saturday amounted to $5,059.22, bringing the total for the week to $42,088.06 and for the collection thus far $538,655. 33, the official revealed. Durbin Quits Senate Race The prospective field of Demo cratic candidates for the nomination as U. S. senator from Ohio was re duced Saturday night when Francis W. Durbin, Allen County Demo cratic chairman, decided definitely against making the race. A week ago when Senator Vic Donahey revealed he would retire at the end of his present term and not stand for renomination, Durbin said he w’as seriously considering entering the primary. Durbin’s announcement of his with drawal said he would lend his sup port to John McSweeney of Wooster, former congressman-at-large for nomination to Donahey’s position. HANCOCK COUNTY War Vet, Reported Dead, Is 97 John Hart, whose death certificate was signed by an army surgeon dur ing the Civil War, celebrated his 97th birthday in Findlay last week. He is in good health and takes walks for exercise. Mr. Hart was wounded on a bat tlefield and his death was reported at a military hospital at Nashville, Tenn. His return surprised rela tives. He was born in a log cabin near Findlay. Boy Rescued From Drifting Ice Billy Ritchey, 9, and Billy Ball, 12, both of Findlay, are thankful their expedition on a cake of ice in the flood-swollen Swale came to early disaster. The boys started out from the bank on the piece of ice, but they had gone only a few feet when the Ball boy slipped and fell into the water. He waded ashore while the Ritchey boy continued on his trip. About 50 feet from shore, his “boat” caught on underbrush and he became frightened. City firemen were called to make the rescue. Too Much Coal Dust Coal Yard Is Sued Mayor Cloyce H. Duttweiler of Findlay last week reserved his de cision in the case of Mrs. Fern Sher ard, against the Schroll Coal com pany, in which the defendant was charged with permitting coal dust to escape to the detriment of the plain tiff’s property. Mrs. Sherrard testified that she sould not hang out washings with out having them soiled by coal dust emanating from the company’s yards nearby. Descendant Of Confu cius In Findlay Since Confucius, a Chinese phil osopher and reformer who lived 550 to 478 B. C., has become the world’s leading humorist in 1940 A. D., it was appropriate that Findlay college present Col. M. Thomas Tchou on its forum course last Friday evening in the college auditorium. Col. Tchou is one of the political leaders and social thinkers of China. He is also a direct descendant of the great Chinese philosopher and Confucius scholar, Chu Hsi, of the Song Dynasty in the 11th century. Dempsey, Tunney Are Classmates Introducing Jack Dempsey Wil liamson and Gene Tunney Schey who got into the “ring” together with out even knowing it Both stu dents of the Glenwood juior high school at Findlay, they are mem bers of the same home room. Born during the hey day of these two ex-champions of the ring, they were named for them. The two lads had not met each other until they entered the Glenwood junior high school. Hitch-Hiker Prevents Serious Crash William F, Jantz, of Brooklyn, N. Y., is in the county jail in Find lay beginning a sentence of 30 days imposed Wednesday by Justice of the Peace J. C. Dunn on a drunken driving charge. Jantz also was fined $150 and costs. He was arrested by state highway patrolmen following an accident in the Lincoln highway near Williams town in which his car and one op erated by S. A. Beech, of Middle point, were involved. Dunn said he would suspend $50 of the fine pro viding Jantz paid damages for Beech’s car. A hitch-hiker, John Bargo, of Cleveland, riding with Jantz, pre vented a more serious accident when he grabbed the steering wheel of the car. Cooperative Buys Williamstown Elevator Purchase of the Kleisch elevator at Williamstown by the Hancock County Farm Bureau Cooperative association Friday by John C. Burk hard, manager of the cooperative. Mr. Burkhard said the elevator will be put into operation as soon as possible, probably around April 1. It has been idle for several months. 350 Want To Be Census Examiners Three hundred and fifty Hancock county persons filed applications Friday for positions as enumerators in the federal census which will start April 2. The applications were filed with Mrs Harriet B. Stewart, of Marion, district supervisor, and Lauren A. Glosser, of Upper Sandusky, assist ant supervisor, who were in the civil service room of the post office building. Mrs. Stewart said that between THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO 30 and 35 persons will be selected as enumerators and that they would be named following an examination to be given in the near future. $200 Microscope Is Stolen A miscroscope valued at $200 was stolen some time Thursday night from the office of Dr. Byron F. Voorhees, in Findlay. Entrance was gained through a transom The fact that nothing else was disturbed in the office led investi gators to believe that robber was one familiar with miscroscopes and their value. He passed up other valuable equipment used by Dr. Voor hees in Jiis practice to obtain the microscope which was in the labora tory. County’s Oldest Wo man Still Active The Larkins home in Findlay shelters Hancock county’s oldest citi zen, Mrs. Leah Scouden Foreman, widow of the late Daniel W. Fore man, a manister in the United Breth ren church. Mrs. Foreman will be 99 next September 22. She is well and happy, reads her daily paper with ease and contentment. At the age of about three years she ac companied her parents to Liberty township, the family locating on a farm south of the present Zion church, locally known as the Schoon over church. 4. Gymnastics Result In Injury Billy McKelvey of Findlay suffered a broken leg while tumbling in the gymnasium at the Donnell junior high school last week. He was treated by a Findlay physician. HARDIN COUNTY Favoritism Charged In Paying Debts Creditors of the city of Kenton, holding unsecured bills totaling $20, 000, learned that six creditors had been paid some $5,000 in similar ob ligations last fall, just after a Dem ocratic administration was defeated at the polls. Frances Quaryries Co. was the main beneficiary with $2,867.88 paid on bills dating back to 1936. The remaining creditors will re ceive between 55 and 60 per cent of their claims on a pro-rated basis now and the rest later, Auditor Ralph S. Yauger said. Farmer Gets $1,695 In AAA Benefits Thomas E. Ireton, of east of Dola, was among Ohioans receiving more than $1,000 for participating in the federal AAA program in 1937 and 1938. Mr. Ireton received a total of $1,695. There were 21 Ohio AAA pay ments over $1,000. Tipsy Drivers Are Numerous Of the 20 arrests made by the Kenton police department during the month of February, half of them were for drunken driving Forty seven calls were made, and 21 com plaints registered. $12,113 Suit Outgrowth Of Crash Damages of $12,113.93 are sought in a suit filed by Walter Shaw, 19, by his father, Walter Shaw against Raymond Mallow, Buck township farmer and county deputy grange master. The suit grew out of an auto mis hap near Jumbo on June 22, 1939, in which young Shaw allegedly suf fered a fractured left elbow, cuts and bruises and shocked nervous system. Vocational Schooling Is Praised Dr. Harvey W. Paine, Toledo, told Kenton school and industrial lead ers that the new vocational trades training of many Ohio high schools is taking the place of the old appren tice training of factories and skilled trades. Mr. Paine said the apprentice sys tem is nearly dead and that a young workman, seeking a job, must offer some training experience to his pros pective employer. The high school training, similar to that which was established in Kenton three years ago, supplies that need and is doing a worthwhile job, he said. Two Million Toy Pistols Sold More than two million Gene Autry pistols have been made and sold by the Kenton Hardware Co. since it started manufacturing the toy guns two years ago, according to W. R. Bixler, vice president and general manager of the toy factory. They have been sold in every part of the United States and in Canada, Mex ico, South America, England, Cuba, the Philippines and Australia. Between 150 and 175 men and women are on the payroll and each year the payroll totals more than $150,000, with last year’s total $186, 000. Playground To Be Enlarged Plans are under way to enlarge the Dola playground through utili zation of the four Wolfrom lots pur chased recently by the school board. These lots are just south of the present school property. Ada Seeks Sidewalk Project A sidewalk construction project similar to the one carried on last fall is being sought by the Ada council through the NYA. More than 17,459 square feet of new walk was laid last year before cold weather halted activity and at least that much more work remains to be done, it was stated. Kenton To Vacate Tw o Schools East and North buildings in Ken ton, in use for 50 years as elemen tary schools, will be abandoned next fall. All pupils of the two schools will be housed for classes in the old high school building, it was an nounced by Boyd Geiser, clerk of the Kenton board of education. The old high school was vacated in January after 44 years service. It was built in 1895 and first oc cupied in 1896. The old building was vacated this year when high school classes were moved to the newly-constructed high school building on Oriental street here. Ada Woman Named NYA Head Mrs. Alice Webb, of Ada, has been named supervisor of the National Youth Administration area which in cludes Hardin and nine other coun ties in northwestern Ohio, it was learned Friday. Headquarters for the office will be at 223 South Main street, Lima. Mrs. Webb gained state-wide fame recently with the opening of a pro ject for girls in Ada, in which 20 to 50 young women receive training in homemaking. It was the first such project undertaken in the state. PUTNAM COUNTY 55 Cases Of Scarlet Fever There were 63 cases of contagious disease reported in the Putnam county health district during Febru ary, it was announced by Miss Nora Meyers, secretary for the district. Of the total, 55 cases were scar IJt® can I get Eye let fever, five mumps, four influenza and one tuberculosis. She also re ported that the health nurses ex amined 865 school children during last month, mostly in the north and western parts of the county where the contagion was the heaviest. Relief Costs Lower In County Direct relief in Putnam County cost $3,529.56 during February, or $1,323.10 less than during the same month last year, according to Mrs. Bonnie B. Corns, relief director. The number of clients decreased from 259 to 190. Charged With Medical Treatment Without License Charged with practicing medicine without a license, Mr. and Mrs. Al vin Hunt of Continental, will be tried in the Putnam county common pleas court March 20. Arrested by Sheriff Arnold Potts the pair was arraigned before Judge A. A. Slaybaugh and pleaded not guilty. They furnsihed bond of $100 each for their release pending trials. Prosecuting Attorney F. E. War ren announced that a Lima woman filed the charges against the Hunts after they allegedly treated her for several weeks for cancer which they told her they could cure. $115,000 School Pro posal Studied Members of the Palmer rural school board will meet at Miller City Thursday night to consider plans for a bond issue in preparation for the construction of a new $115,000 school building and gymnasium for the district. County Supt. C. S. Vermilya dis closed that a movement is underway to have a new building constructed in Miller City. Sewage Problem Stud ied In Ottawa Village councilmen of Ottawa are planning to visit additional sewage disposal plant construction jobs be fore letting a contract for survey ing Ottawa’s sewage disposal needs. This was announced after the councilmen reported that they have visited plants at Lakewood, Berea and Bedford during the last week. They have several proposals under consideration for the survey. $400 Judgment Is Allowed Edwin Huffman, plaintiff, was awarded a judgment for $400 against Cash Johnston, Daniel Ryan and Walter N. Huber last week by a jury in Putnam county common pleas court following a two-day trial of the case. The plaintiff was attempting to collect $700 commission from the sale YOU CAN MY MORE but why ary more beauty, driving and rid- ing ease, road action, saft value than I g0t,in Chevrol Particularly when you corY and all-round lor ’40?” 'er Chevrolet’s extremely low prices and Chevrolet’ifeexcep' tionally low cost of operation .sand upkeep "CHEVROLET'S FIRST AGAIN!" LKADU IN SALU OUT OF THI LAST 9 YIAKS It "T/uf It-Buaf It I You can pay a lot more than the modest Chevrolet price for a motor ’ll ”14/1____ __________________________ Steiner Chevrolet Sales Bluffton, Ohio PAGE THREE of certain land. The jury found first that the defendants "entered into a conspiracy to cheat or defraud” the plaintiff and then it awarded the judgment. Man Held In Hit-Skip Mishap Investigation of the hit-skip acci dent in which George Hofstetter, 71, Ft. Jennings church janitor, received serious injuries last week near Ft. Jennings, was being continued by Sheriff Arnold Potts and Prosecuting Attorney F. E. Warren of Putnam county. W alter Allemeier, also of Ft. Jen nings, remained in jail in connection with the mishap but authorities were deferring filing of charges until they learn whether Hofstetter will recov er. Meanwhile Allemeier claimed complete innocence of leaving scene of the accident. Unhurt When Car Skids Into Train Clyde Stover, of near Columbus Grove, narrowly escaped injury last week when his automobile skidded into a Nickle Plate switch engine at the Third street crossing in Delphos. Mr. Stover was driving a 1931 Ford car and was pulling a trailer at the time of the accident. As he attempted to stop, the machine skidded into the engine. The car was badly damaged, but Stover es caped uninjured. Wins Dress Design Award Mrs. J. S. Slusser of Vaughnsville, received word Saturday that she was first prize winner in a dress design ing contest conducted by the Good Housekeeping magazine. Mrs. Slusser’s entry in the contest is entirely her own creation. The dress is an afternoon gown made of black Ramine crepe. Her entry has taken the sectional prize and has been sent to New York where it will compete in the national exhibition. Conservation Banquet Planned Extensive plans have been started for a wildlife dinner meeting to be held March 28 in the Ft. Jennings Memorial hall under the auspices of the Putnam county conservation com mittee, according to J. F. Warren, a member. An invitation has been extended to State Conservation Commissioner Don Waters to deliver the principal address while various other speakers and entertainers are being obtained. 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