THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1940
Vow And Votes
Election officials in nearby Lafay
ette revealed last week that an 82
year-old Jackson township resident
voted for the first time in 39 years.
E. S. Bridges told clerks he vowed
never to vote again when he learned
his idol, William McKinley, has been
Robert Bixel Marshall, son of Mr.
and Mrs. F. C. Marshall, of near
Beaverdam, won a superior rating
in the national Class flute event
in Battle Creek, Mich., Wednesday.
He is a sophomore in Beaverdam
Lima Man Ordered
Home From War
The Rev. William Conces, son of
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Conces, of Lima,
and a member of the St. John’s
parish, Friday was ordered to return
home from Sion, Switzerland, where
he has been studying.
Two other priests and four sem
inarians of the Toledo diocese who
are in Europe also have been ordered
to leave due to the war.
New County Clerk
Allen county commissioners Thurs
day announced the appointment of
Edward C. Jones, of Lima, as tem
porary clerk of the board to suc
ceed Gilbert Greenland, who re
No Milk Cut In This
A survey of large milk distributors
in Allen county Thursday indicated
there was no immediate price re
In the eastern part of Ohio, par
ticularly in the Canton, Massillon
and Alliance areas, prices were re
duced one cent per quart to the
consumers with corresponding cuts
in quantity prices.
Twins, 82, Have Differ
When twins live to be 82 years
old they apparently don’t always
think alike. At any rate Isaac Good
“jumped the gun” last week and ap
peared with a venerable and broad
rimmed straw hat. His brother,
Abraham, refused to defy tradition,
and said he would wait till official
straw hat day to brush off his simi
Curtailment of federal spending
on WPA projects scheduled for July
1 hits two major Lima city projects,
Mayor Frank McClain revealed. Start
on an Ottawa river improvement
project and extension of water mains
along the Findlay road will be post
poned for at least six weeks, until
work is well enough along to permit
transfer of workmen.
Lima Army Deserters
Robert Sarber, of Lima, and Roy
Tardiff, of Bay Cty ,Mich., army de
serters who escaped from a guard at
Selfridge Field, Mich., were held in
Lansing this week for arrival of
Big Band Festival
More than 1,000 Lima district mu
sicions, making up 21 high school
bands, will assemble in Lima Friday,
May 31 for a band festival being
sponsored by the city’s retail mer
After months of planning, J. Paul
Timmerman and his merchants’ pro
motion committee, have about com
pleted plans for the event which, it
is believed, will be the biggest band
event ever held in northwestern
$3,000 Judgment After
An Allen county common please
jury’ Thursday afternoon awarded
Harmon Lentz, of Lima Route 3,
$3,000 damages in his personal in
jury suit against Norman Parker of
New York City.
The action was outgrowth of a
collision Aug. 12, 1938, at Cairt, of
automobiles driven by the two.
Lentz’s wife, Ruth Catherine, was
killed in the mishap.
NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES
In a suit tried several months ago,
Parker was ordered to pay an $11,
000 wrongful death claim filed on
behalf of the dead woman’s estate.
Burns Fatal To
Gloria Sue Groves, five, died last
week of burns suffered three weeks
ago when her dress ignited as she
was playing near a brush fire at
her home in Lima.
War Relief Drive
Hundreds of letters were in the
mail Tuesday appealing to Allen
county individuals .business firms,
industries and other organizations to
do their part in reaching the coun
ty’s $6,000 goal in the American Red
Cross’ $10,000,000 drive for relief
of Europe’s war sufferers.
County Has First
Mrs. Alta Cornwell, of Allen town
ship, officially became a member of
the board of Hancock county com
missioners Friday afternoon, as far
as known, the first woman ever to
occupy a seat on the board.
Mrs. Cornwell, nominated by the
Democrats in Tuesday’s primary
as a candidate for election to a short
term from the November' election till
Dec. 31, will be a member of the
board from now till November by
virtue of her appointment to fill the
vacancy created by the death late in
January of her husband, George C.
Aaron Roberts, Biglick township
farmer, has abandoned pop corn as a
farm crop for this year. Last spring
he planted six acres to this crop
only to see the entire crop destroyed
by pheasants. The birds began early
to pull up the tender plants. In an
effort to save the corn he scattered
shelled popcorn along the rows of
grain on the surface. But, due to
the perversity of nature, the pheas
ants tramped the grains of corn un
der4 foot and pulled up the plants to
get the soft grain from which the
plants grew. The crop was lost.
As the first step toward construc
tion of an elevator in the court
house, Hancock county commission
ers awarded to R. Burton Child,
Findlay architect and builder, the
contract for installing a straiway in
the building, necessary to replace one
which is in the way of the proposed
shaft. His bid was $918.
Southern Trip For
Rawson F. F. A.
Boys of Rawson chapter of Fu
ture Farmers of America have plan
ned an 8-day trip, beginning on
Aug. 19, to the southern states. The
trip will take the boys through Cin
cinnati to Louisville, Ky., where they
will visit Churchill Downs and the
Bradley racing stables where they
will see Man ’O War.
From there they will go to Mam
moth Cave, then into Tennessee,
where they will see Lookout moun
tain. From there they will go into
Alabama and Georgia.
Deaths In County
Forty-two deaths and 51 births,
including a pair of twins, were re
corded in Hancock county in March,
according to Miss Edith M. House
man, registrar of vital statistics for
Findlay, and Dr. Senn F. Whisler,
county health commissioner.
Findlay Youth Naval
Orval Crawford Dickes, a Findlay
high school graduate, was one of 22
Ohioans named Wednesday as can
didates for diplomas from the U. S.
Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md.
Dickes will be graduated from the
academy on June 6, a day before his
National Golf Stars
Three of the nation’s top-flight
professional golfers—Jimmy Demar
et, Byron Nelson and Billy Burke—
will show how they do it in an ex
hibition at the Findlay country club
next Thursday, May 23.
Demaret, the fair-hair?d boy of
the winter tour and who rates as an
outstanding threat for the national
open crown next month at Cleveland,
will team up with Nelson, 1939 open
champion from Toledo Inverness,
against Burke, a former national
open titleholder, and Leonard
Schmutte, Findlay country club pro,
in an 18-hole best ball match.
Utility Faces Second
Ora C. and Loa M. Loveridge,
owners of a 79-acre farm in Liberty
township, have filed suit against the
Ohio Power company as the result
of a power line recently constructed
along the edge of their land.
Wiliam Grossman was granted a
jury’s verdict for $1,750 in a similar
suit some months ago as compensa
tion and damages for the passage of
the same power line across his farm.
Mt. Cory Graduation
The first of the Hancock county
high school commencements was held
last Thursday when diplomas were
granted to graduates at Van Buren,
Mt. Cory and Mt. Blanchard.
Dr. R. M. Garrison, high school
supervisor of the state department
of education delivered the class ad
dress to the 27 graduates of the
class of 140 at Mt. Cory.
Lightning tore a section of mason
ry from the belfry of the First Luth
eran church at Alger at the height
of a electrical and rain storm last
40-Mile Road Program
County Engineer Russell Harvey
announced last week that the Works
Projects administration had ap
proved engineering details of a pro
gram that will provide work for 200
WPA laborers for three months and
improve approximately 40 miles of
Hardin county roadway.
One road will be graded, drained
and completely reconditioned while
seven others, a total of 35.2 miles,
will be surface treated. Total esti
mated cost is $30,938 of which the
county will pay the sponsor’s share
Blow With Axe Termed
Luke Davis, 55, colored is in Mc
Kitrick hospital at Kenton, suffering
from a deep gash on his right fore
head and from the loss of consider
able amount of blood. His condition
is consiered fair.
Davis was injured Thursday even
ing when he was struck in the fore
head by an ax being swung by Hy
man Bradley, 60, Alger truck oper
Davis, before losing consciousness,
was reported to have said, “I just
got in the way of the ax.”
The colored man’s forehead was
slashed from over his right eye to
his right ear when the blade of the
ax hit him a glancing blow.
Ada Votes Extra
Voters of Ada, last week approved
an extra three-mill tax levy for gen
eral village operating expenses. The
vote was 416 to 193.
The lid is on in Kenton.
Police Chief Randall R. Clark this
week issued orders to all gambling
places, houses of vice and pinball
and slot machine owners that all
would be permanently’’banned in that
city. He said that the ban would be
strictly enforced in all cases and
that any violations would be dealt
with according to the law.
Large Senior Class
At O. N. U.
Graduation day program plans
have been completed at Ohio North
ern university on Sunday, June 2,
for 169 seniors, the largest class
Auto Runs Over Heifer
In an accident just north of Pan
dora a car operated by L. E. Alt
haus, 39, of Lafayette, last week
struck a heifer owned by Clarence
Diller, of Pandora. One of the hei
fer’s hind legs was broken.
$2,000 Awarded For
Loss Of Fingers
Harold Bender was granted dam
ages in the sum of $2,400 in the
Putnam county common pleas court
Thursday afternoon of last week
THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON,
against George Weisenberger of Ot-
tawa, operator of the Super-Feed
Bender filed a suit for $.,000 dam
ages against the local man, as a re
sult of an accident which occurred
at the Super Feed mill on April 1,
1938. In the accident Bender lost
Ottawa Shows Census
Ottawa has grown by about 160
persons since 1940, it was reported
by Martin W. Feigert, supervisor of
the census in this district, after the
figures reached him at Defiance.
He said that the preliminary cen
sus for Ottawa shows a population
of 2,328 as compared with 2,159 in
More Funds In Tax
Putnam county sub-divisions will
receive $14,684.85 more from the Feb
ruary, 1940, distribution of real es
tate taxes than was distributed in
the February settlement last year.
This was announced by Miss Julia
Kersting, chief deputy to County
Auditor Carl D. Frick, who reported
that the settlement has been ap
proved by the state tax commission.
She said that a total of $213,965.70
will be distributed with $199,280.85
Mrs. Sommers Ottawa
Appointment of Mrs. Luella Som
mers to her second term as post
mistress at Ottawa was revealed last
While the woman hasn’t received
her formal commission, she has been
notified that President Roosevelt’s
recommendation for her appointment
has been confirmed by the senate.
She was appointed temporarily
Dec. 27, 1935, after the death of
her husband, Edwin Sommers, who
Two Sentenced In
Two district men who were indict-1
ed recently by the Toledo Federal i
court were sentenced Friday by Fed-1
eral Judge Frank L. Kloeb.
Laurell R. Bauman, 40, of Pan
dora, and J. J. Federici, 26, of Find
lay, who said they are former school
teachers, pleaded guilty of collecting
$300 in checks purportedly for work
performed on WPA teaching project
which did not exist. Each was fined
the amount of the money received
and placed under probation for three
Twenty hybrids are to be planted
in one plot at the Jasper Pope farm,
southwest of Ottawa, in cooperation
with the Ohio Agricultural Experi
ment station, the U. S. Bureau of
Plant Industry and Putnam County
Extension Agent Ralph Dush, it was
The 20 hybrids are to be selected
by the experiment station from hy
brids originating in Ohio, Iowa and
Indiana and are to be hybrids that
give promise of being better hybrids
than those that are grown at the
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Rehearsals have been started on
Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer
Night’s Dream”, which is to be pre
sented by the Thespians, college
dramatic society, on Monday even
ing, June 10. Production of the
play will be one of the features of
Members of the senior class were
entertained last Thursday evening at
the home of Coach and Mrs. A. C.
Burcky. The Bluffton mentor serves
as class advisor of the graduating
Bertran Smucker, Bluffton sopho
more, was re-elected chairman of the
Peace Action club at a meeting of
the group last week. During the
last year Smucker also has served
as editor-in-chief of the campus
newspaper, The Witmarsum.
Coeds are usurping the so-called
privileges of the manly sex during
the observance of ‘‘Leap Week” on
High School Notes
Climaxing a busy week of com
mencement activities, graduation ex
ercises for 56 seniors will be held
this Thursday night in the high
school auditorium. Dr. J. Raymond
Schutz, of Indianapolis, Ind., a for
mer educator, will deliver the ad
dress. The Alumni meeting will be
held Friday night. Baccalaureate
services were held Sunday the
senior class play, ‘‘The Imaginery
Invalid” was presented Monday and
Tuesday and senior class night ex
ercises were offered Wednesday.
Eleanor Berky has been named
validictorian of the graduating class.
The salutatorians aro Mary Alice
Howe and Phyllis Steiner. Ranking
next scholastically in the class were
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the campus. During the week’s ac|
tivities, which opened last Friday,
women students are taking the
initiative in dating, etc. One of the
features of the observance was a
"Sadie Hawkins” party in the gym
nasium last Saturday night.
A special devotional service was
conducted in the chapel last Wednes
day night under auspices of the
campus Y. M. C. A. organization.
Readers for the program were Alvin
Beechey, Gettysburg, Pa., freshman,
and Wilton Hartzler, sophomore, of
Carlock, Ill. Vergil Bartz, Columbus
Grove, senior, played the organ.
Bluffton was host last Friday and
Saturday to the seventh annual Stu
dent Council on Public Affairs, held
on the local campus. Delegates rep
resenting schools from all parts of
the state attended sessions here.
James Griffith, president of the
Bluffton International Relations club,
served as conference chairman.
Marcile Sommer, Kathleen Niswand
er, Genevieve Fett, Mary Ellen
Davidson, Betty Weinhold, Jeanne
Baumgartner, Janet Young, Mary
Alice Geiger, Josephine Augsburger,
Ellen Griffith and Louise Dunifon.
Juniors last week named officers
who will represent them when they
return to school next fall as seniors.
Harlan Swank will serve the group
as president Charlotte Santschi as
vice-president and Marjorie Buck
land was named secretary.
Officers for next year’s junior
class will be Robert Cooney, presi
dent Neil Neuenschwander, vice
president and Roger Howe, secre
Sophomore class: President,James
Stonehill vice-president, Floyd Herr
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secretary-treasurer, Mary Ellen Lug
Freshman class officers next year
will include Glenna Swick, president
Treva Kempf, vice-president Levon
Officers of the eighth grade in the
1940-41 school term are to be Otto
Klassen, president Joyce Nonna
n.aker, vice-president and Ronald
In organization of the Student
Senate for next year, John Stettler
was elected president. Other officers
are Bettye Steinman, vice-president
and Marilyn Hofer, secretary
New officers of other student
organizations are as follows:
Hi-YY: President, John Stettler
vice-president, Norman Beidler pro
gram chairman, Harlan Swank sec
retary-treasurer, Ray Niswander.
G. R.: President, Betty Steinman
vice-president, Marcene Stonehill
program chairman, Helen Soldner
secretary, Eileen Wenger treasurer,
F. H. A.: President, Doris Gar
matter vice-president, Veldean Mo
ser secretary, Treva Harris treas
urer, Lois Schaeublin historian,
Blue Triangle: President, Jane
Howe vice-president, Alice Jean
Bixel secretary, Lois Oyer pro
gramchairman, Mary Margaret Bas
Science Club: President, Bill
Amstutz vice president, James
Deppler secretary-treasurer, Robert
Orchestra: President, Dorothy
Greding vice-president, Dale Gris
more secretary-treasurer. Gerald
Advisors for these classes and or
ganizations will be selected next
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