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THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1940
$7,678 For County
tions of
tax and
county’s share in distribu
beer, malt, wort, admission
gasoline tax funds collected
in April will be $7,678, it was an
nounced by
State Auditot Joseph T.
tax money will be dis
the basis of $500 to each
The gas
tributed on
township, with a total for the state
of $669,000, Ferguson said.
The beer, malt, wort and admis
sion tax revenues are to be used for
poor relief, and the state total of
$175,648.21 is to include the follow
ing county allotments: Allen, $1,678
Hancock, $1,143 Hardin, $694 Put
nam, $622.
H. S. Nines To Play,
Night Games
Night baseball for high
teams will be inaugurated in
western Ohio May 22 when
Central and Lima South High
teams play under the lights in
loran Parte, home of the Lima
das in the Ohio State League.
Goodwin Remains
Lima Police Chief
Mayor Frank McClain last week
appointed Sergeant James C. Good
win as Lima police chief for the
second time.
Goodwin was named after the civil
service board certified his name as
one of the three highest on an
eligibility list created by competitive
examinations last week.
Mayor McClain last month named
Goodwin to the post under former
city statutes which did not require a
civil service examination, but City
Auditor Clyde Wely withheld his pay
contending the appointment was il
Lima Post Office Sells
$180,131 In Bonds
Patrons of the Lima post office
purchased a total of $180,131.25
worth of U. S. savings bonds during
the calendar year 1939, according to
a statement by Secretary of the
Treasury Morgenthau.
Lima State Hospital
May Be Enlarged
Dr. Herman M. Turk, superintend
ent of the Lima State Hospital for
the Criminal Insane, said Wednes
day he was awaiting with consid
erable interest an impending decision
by the Ohio Supreme court on le
gality of the state’s Building Au
thority, created by the legislature.
Turk’s comment followed that of
Welfare Director Charles L. Sher
wood who asserted in Columbus that
he would advocate construction
an addition to the Lima hospital.
1937 and 1938 corn under seal or in
storage under the AAA farm pro
gram in Allen county grades No. 3
or better, an inspection just com
pleted by the corn loan sealers and
inspectors of the county reveals.
Corn grading No. 3 or1 higher is
accepted by the Commodity Credit
Corp, in settlement of corn loans.
Clair A. Patterson, chairman of
the county AAA committee, reported
that the sealed and stored corn in
the county grades as follows: No. 1,
11.7 per cent No. 2, 30.4 per cent,
and No. 3, 57.9 per cent.
Emergency Red Cross
Drive Announced
Plans to raise $6,000 were drawn
by the Disaster and Preparedness
committee of the Allen County
Chapter American Red Cross, at a
meeting Saturday, it was announced
by Mrs. W. B. Kirk, executive sec
With the invasion of Holland, Bel
gium and Luxembourg, the American
Red Cross is at once launching a
campaign for a minimum war relief
fund of ten million dollars. The Al
len county chapter quota is $6,000.
Those present at the meeting were
John Valvin, chairman Harvey Rob
erts, E. M. Stephenson, Frank
Schenk, Frank Kahle, of Lima
Grant Harbison, of Spencerville Ed
gar Hauenstein, of Bluffton and
members of the executive committee
of the board of directors of the Al
len County Chapter.
94 Are Injured In
Hancock county industrial workers
filed 94 claims for compensation for
accident and occupational disease
during March, according to the Ohio
Industrial commission. There were
no claims for fatal accidents but the
whole number caused 586 days of
time lost from employment.
Japanese Cherry Trees
In Findlay
Cyclist Sues For
Injuries suffered by Ralph Wisner
in traffic on March 31, resulted last
week in a $10,300 suit against P. J.
Austin. The petition claims the de
fendant’s auto forced Wisener’s
motorcycle into a ditch near West
Cattle From Here At
World’s Fair
Four Allen county cows and 17
other outstanding cattle from Ohio
and states west Saturday were en
route to New York where they will
appear in Borden’s Dairy World of
Tomorrow at the New York
are the
Included in the shipment
following Lima area cows:
Swiss: Beauty Boy’s Ann 60995, and
Pride’s Beaut March Lily Girl 54432
from the Harold Acheson farm at
Harrod, and Arlene’s Miss Bettie
Jane 64479 from the Paul Dirkson
farm, also at Harrod. Guernsey:
Plain View’s Sandrae 55129 from the
Harold Bowen farm, Spencerville.
Lima Auto Strike Ends
Superior Coach Corp., officials and
A. F. of L. representatives signed
a “compromise” agreement Saturday
morning which ended the 10-day-old
strike of 400 plant workers.
H. L. Breckenridge, company pres
ident, announced that operations at
the plan would be resumed “at full
speed” Monday.
As an alternative to their de
mands for a “union shop” the strik
ers accepted a company offer of a
five per cent increase in day pay
rate and vacations with pay for cer
tain employes, according to length of
service, it was reported.
Sealed Corn In Good
More than 100 Yer cent of the
residents will not have to
the way to the nation’s
enjoy the beauty of the
travel all
capitol to
Donnell have had
trees planted on
the Findlay hospital, as well as sev
eral at the J. C.
stadium. There
varieties of the
hoped that some
this season.
blossoms in the
and Mrs. O. D.
40 of these lovely
the south side of
Donnell Memorial
are five different
trees, and it is
will blossom yet
Drive Opens For Fair
A campaign to secure 2,000 mem
bers for 1940 in the Hancock County
Agricultural Society was launched
this week with the mailing of mem
blanks to all 1939 members,
member will have the right
for directors and also will
a family membership book
to vote
of admission tickets for each fore
noon, afternoon and evening of the
county fair which has been set for
Sept. 4-7.
Bounty Set On Crows
Twenty-five dollars was appro
priated for the eradication of crows
in Hancock county, at a meeting of
the United Conservation and Out
door association recently. It was
agreed that 10 cents will be paid for
each crow’s head and that the heads
must be presented for bounty pay
ment at the Yellow Front garage.
The bounty system will be re
stricted to Hancock county and will
be for members of the association
only, Bert Beall, president, said.
Electric Lineman Loses
Ralph Morehart, 35, of Mt. Blanch
ard was in St. Rita’s hospital from
the loss of his left hand by amputa
tion after he became entangled in a
motor-driven auger while working on
a power line project near Findlay
Fellow workers said Morehart,
who is employed by the Hoosier En
gineering Co., of Columbus, was op
erating the auger when the accident
occurred. The victim’s hand was
not taken completely off, but it was
so badly mangled physicians were
forced to amputate at the wrist.
Mt. Blanchard Singers
Tops In Nation
The Mt. Blanchard high school
girls’ ensemble was one of the few
Ohio singing groups to win top hon
ors in Class of national vocal
contest held Friday in Springfield,
The Arlington high school boys*
quartet placed in Division 2, which
is next high. Jane Stemen and Don
na Rohrer, both of Vaughnsville,
placed in Division 2, in the Class
alto and soprano contests respect
New Grain Elevator
At Dola
The Dola Farmers’ Exchange is
planning to erect a new modern ele
vator as soon as approval of stock
plant is
new one
is obtained. The present
33 years old, according to
Pees, manager. The old
will be tom down and the
erected on the same site.
$250,000 Sewage Plant
proposal that Kenton build a
quarter-million dollar sewage
disposal plant to eliminate the dump
ing of waste in the Scioto river
being studied by city councilmen
result of recommendations made
the state department of health.
The cost to the city, under
WPA program would not exceed
$75,000, it was indicated.
70 Cases Of Mumps
In Ada
A severe epidemic of mumps raged
in the Ada public schools this week
as several dozen new cases brought
the totals to 45 in the North grade
school and about 25 in the high
school. The South grade school was
comparatively free of cases. The epi
demic has been going on for about
six weeks, but did not become ser
ious until this week.
Births And Deaths
Same In April
No increase in population was
noted in Hardin county during April,
it was disclosed in the birth and
death report. There were 31 births
and a like number of deaths record
351 Births, 192 Deaths
In 1939
Statistics on the work done in the
Putnam county health district dur
ing 1939 were released in the an
nual report of Dr. L. M. Piatt,
county health commissioner.
He shows that there were 351
births and 192 deaths last year
that he had 2,645 personal confer
ences, and that he distributed 6,140
pieces of literature and bulletins.
Columbus Grove To
Graduate 43
Graduation exercises of Columbus
Grove High School will be May 22
for 43 seniors. Thurman (Dusty)
Miller, newspaper publisher and
humorist, will give the class address.
The class sermon will be delivered
May 19 by the Rev. N. H. Bradley.
Mrs. Corns Heads Area
Welfare Group
Citizens interested in public prob
lems from eight northwestern Ohio
counties will gather in Ottawa June
13 for a conference.
An association to sponsor the con
ference was formed with Mrs. Bon
nie B. Corns, Putnam County relief
Director, being named chairman.
Old Paper Recalls
It read:
To Alonzo Crawford,
Commander of Co. A.
Columbus Grove Cadets:
While packing household
preparatory to moving, Mrs. Wm.
Busche, of Columbus Grove, discov
ered the original copy of a court or
der sent her father, Alonzo
ford, over 65 years ago.
You are hereby requested
and appear with your
armed and equipped, at the jail of
said county in Ottawa on the 29th
day of December, A. D. 1874, at two
o’clock p. m. and there to remain un
til discharged, to preserve order and
assist in carrying into effect the sen
tence of the court of Common Pleas
of said county ordering the execution
of John Goodman on the 30th day of
December A. D., 1874.
to be
H. C. Sherrard,
Sheriff of Putnam County, O.
Older residents of the Columbus
Grove vicinity will remember Good
man, who resided in Columbus Grove,
was sentenced for the murder of Mr.
and Mrs. Hayward who resided on
what is known as the Runkle farm
west of town.
Ottawa Student Best
In State
Miss Patricia Labadie,
young daughter of Mr. and
A, Labadie, of Ottawa, has
Mrs. L.
honor to herself, her family, her
school and her community by win
ning the highest eighth grade hon
ors in the state of Ohio. The slate
conducted an examination April 18
20 in which 40,000 eighth grade pu
pils competed, and Miss Labadie re
ceived the highest grade of all.
Street Improvement In
The WPA project providing for
the improvement of sidewalks and
streets in Pandora will be started
May 13 with about 50 men employed,
it was announced by county WPA
Pandora Athlete Sets
Although its star, Harold Ten
walde, pulled a muscle in the pre
liminaries and was lost for the rest
of the meet, Ottawa Public went on
to win the annual Putnam County
track and field meet in Ottawa last
week. Leipsic won the girls’ di
Basinger of Pandora High, jumped
five feet, seven inches, for
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Bish
troit, were Sunday
Evered Bish home.
a new
D. Williamson
Wade Marshall
Rev. Herbert
son David, of
Mr. and Mrs. D.
and Mr. and
spent Sunday
Graham, wife
Mrs. Anna Koontz spent Sunday
at the N. B. Steinman home in
Funeral services for John Battles
were largely attended Saturday
afternoon at the Olive Branch
church. Relatives from Michigan,
Lima, West Jefferson, Paulding, and
Weston were present, also from
Findlay, Bluffton, Mt. Cory and
Mrs. Louella Stauffer, of Bluff
ton Mrs. Emaline N
and Mrs. Lendon
children Janet and
Thursday evening at
namaker and Anna
celebrating Roderick
annamaker, Mr.
Basinger and
Gareth spent
the A. J. Non­
Koontz home,
Mrs. Ruth Steinman and Mrs.
Anna Koontz called on Mrs. Ger
aldine Strunk, Mrs. Ella Duffman
and Mrs. Marilla Marshall, Sunday
at Mt. Cory is closing this
J. O. Koontz i
Marquart from this
among the graduates.
and Howard
observed at
Mother’s Day was
both churches here Sunday.
The Ami Nonnamaker family
called at the C. V. Klingler home
near Ada, Sunday afternoon.
N. R. Elzay had the misfortune
to get two broken ribs recently and
is at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Leota Pifer.
Mr. and Mrs. Mell Long and Mrs.
Lida Gallant attended the funeral
of Mrs. Mary Dean Goernflo at
Marion, Monday.
During the past week Mrs. M. J.
Stratton had the following callers:
Mrs. W. W. Scothorn, Mrs. A. S.
Pifer, Mrs. Henry Koontz and sons,
Richard, Gene, and Raymond, Mrs.
Lucinda Koontz, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
family, Misses Mabel
Battles, Mrs. Anna
Kaye Nonnamaker, Mrs. Ivan Mont
gomery and daughter Joan, Rev. H.
D. Camp, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Hard
wick, of Rawson Mrs. Clarence
Benner, Mr. and Mrs. Dull Battles
and daughter Beverly, of Mt. Cory
Mrs. N. M. Hiestand, Mr. and Mrs.
Austin Holmes, Mr. and Mrs. B. J.
Stratton and family, Miss Dorothy
Edinger, Mr. Harold Bell, of Tiffin
Mr. J. T. Bell, Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Christman and son Edgar, daughter
Nancy, of Findlay Mr. R. T. Strat
ton, of Paulding Mr. Norman
Edinger, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Emans, Mrs. Harold Marshall, Miss
Alma Neuenschwander, Mr. S. F.
Nonnamaker, of Bluffton Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde Rupright and Mrs. John
and Mrs.
of West
and Mrs. John Myers.
Lida Gallant,
Klingler and
and Merilyn
Koontz, Miss
of Eagle township Mr.
Russell Stratton and son,
Jefferson and Mr. Lloyd
of Bloom Center and Mr.
Melville D. Soash, M. D.
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Bluffton, Ohio
Mr. and Mrs. Will Hall of Har
rod spent Wednesday afternoon with
Mrs. Hall's sisters, Mrs. Mayine
Whisler of Ocean Side, Calif., and
Miss Ethel Boyer of Covena, Calif.,
who were guests in the W. E. Mar
shall home last week.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Marshall and
son Robert were in Battle Creek,
Mich., Wednesday for the National
High School music contest where
Robert competed in the flute solo.
Mrs. Alvin Whisler of Ocean Side,
Calif., was a Wednesday night guest
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar
Chamberlain and family in Bluffton.
Miss Elnora Marshall is at her
home again after spending several
months in assisting in the care of
the late Mrs. Martha Radabaugh of
south of Bluffton.
Miss Beatrice Cupp, student nurse
at the State Hospital in Toledo, was
an over Sunday guest of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cupp.
Mrs. Orlo Marshall spent Saturday
night and Sunday with her daugh
ter Jean at Miami University in
Oxford and attended special Mother’s
Day affairs on the campus. Jean is
expected home the first week of
June and plans to teach violin and
piano during the summer vacation.
The May meeting of the Friendly
Neighbors club will be held in the
home of Miss Elnora Marshall
Thursday afternoon, May 23rd. The
following program will be given:
Song, club Roll call, Your favorite
song for Mother’s day Mother’s
Day Poem, Mrs. Madison Stewart
Song, Silver Threads Among the
Gold Paper on Mother’s Day, Mrs.
Sidney Hauenstein Contest,
Wilber Lentz.
A postponed meeting of the
Bearers will be held Saturday
noon with Jeannette and Loren Guy
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Kidd who
reside near Allentown spent Sunday
afternoon with the former’s parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Kidd.
Mrs. F. C. Marshall attended a
meeting of the Pandora Advance
Club held in the home of Mrs. Eldon
Reichenbach last Saturday after
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bowers of this
place, Mrs. Anna Bowers and Miss
Helen Bowers of Lima spent the
Oakley was the
Bowers who has
this vicinity who
end in Bay City, Mich., in the
of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Oakley
are the proud parents of a
girl since
May 2nd. Mrs.
former Rosamond
many friends in
extend their con-
Miss LaDonna Campbell who has
i been a music student at Ohio
Northern University in Ada the past
year was presented in her Senior
recital in Voice at Lehr auditorium
in Ada, Tuesday evening, with Prof.
Haydn Owens as accompanist. Her
program included the following num
Bist Du Bei Mir
My Mother Bids Me Bind My Hair
Alleluja Mozart
Tes Yeux with Violin Obligato by
... Bach
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Chanson de Marie Antoinette--------
Lullaby from “Jocelyn” Godard
Les Fillcs de Cadix... Delibes
Morgen .................... .Strauss
Die Nacht .... ... ._ Strauss
Zueignung -----------------Strauss
Oh, Let Night Speak of Me __
Life Curran
In the Silence of Night
A Birthday Woodman
Miss Campbell graduated last year
from the Conservatory of Wooster
College with piano as her major.
This year she is completing her
course in Public School Music and
Miss Mary Marshall who is a
student at Bowling Green Univer
sity, was an over Sunday guest of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
Miss Virginia Sutter of Pandora
and Miss Juanita Kline of Gilboa
left Monday for Memphis Tennessee
to attend the Cotton Carnival and
to visit with Miss Kline’s brother.
Allen Basinger is putting on a
new cement porch for John Schneck.
Mrs. John Woodruff was removed
from her home in Pandora to the
Bluffton hospital in the Stanley
Basinger ambulance of Bluffton.
Col. H. M. Thrapp has been help
ing Omer Gratz with his
egg busi-
few days.
Miss Ruth Bixel who is
Ohio State is home for a
Henry Wehrly who has been ill
for some time
Amos Sutter
have been busy
remains in a fair
and Elmer Sutter
hauling junk over
Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Rice of Sher-
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wood Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grismore
and son Leland, Mr. and Mrs. Owen
Rice and son James, of Archbold
Mrs. Levina Grismore and Dorotha
were Sunday dinner guests of Dr.
and Mrs. M. B. Rice and family.
Gains Steiner, young son of Rev.
and Mrs. Armin Steiner, is con
valescing after
last Friday at
while playing.
breaking his leg
the school house,
M. B. Rice are go­
Dr. and Mrs.
ing to attend a meeting of the
State Medical Association at
cinnati this Thursday.
Mrs. Hiram Basinger who
hurt in an accident received a
broken arm and her daughter a
fractured jaw. It occurred by the
Beechtree school house last Wednes
day afternoon. The driver of the
other car Junior Amstutz, received
a cut on his knee.
The annual Alumni banquet is to
be held this Saturday at the school
house. A large crowd is expected
to attend.
E. J. Miller is sick at his home
after having a heart attack.
The Grace church have put in
new lighting system.
Noah Bixel who has been on an
extended trip thru the west since
1 the holidays is expected to return
i home next week. He is now visiting
in Aberdeen, Idaho and expects to
off at Minneapolis for several
enroute here.
Long Way to Tipperary
William Bolster, who has
miles to his credit than any
postal worker in the Irish
State, has retired on a pension. As
he made his rounds in Roscrea, he
often sang the famous war song,
“It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipper
ary,” where he has walked a long
way without leaving home. In his
52 years of service he has traveled
a distance equal to 12 times around
Jhe globe, and has delivered about
12,000,000 letters.
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