Field Unplowed Since
The past week heirs of the late
Jasper L. Cochrun, sold the Coch
run farm of 100 acres in Amanda
township, to E. D. Campbell, general
contractor of Lima.
The farm was one of the oldest in
Allen county having been first deed
ed in the year 1835. A 35-acre blue
grass pasture field on the farm had
not been plowed since the Civil War
Grasshopper Active In
Mother Nature took advantage of
the unseasonable weather to play
another of her* pranks last week.
When G. Lisle Parmenter removed
the glass cover from his small hot
bed beside his home, in Lima, a
lively grasshopper jumped out It
was an inch long, and just as perky
as if it was in mid-summer, Par
To Spend 45 Week
Ends In Jail
Mayor W. D. Swihart tempered a
judicial edict when he convicted J.
Barnes of intoxication last week in
Sentencing the man to 90 days in
the city jail, Mayor Swihart ordered
him to serve 45 Saturdays and Sun
days in the bastile so that he may
continue work without interruption.
The court added a $5 fine.
First of 400 tanks being built by
the Lima Locomotive Works will be
ready for delivery to Great Britain
sometime next month.
The tanks will be without rivets,
as required under new specifications
set forth both by the United States
and British governments. The first
tanks were scheduled to roll off of
production lines Sept. 1, then were
postponed until Dec. 1.
Both delays have been occasioned
by tardy arrival of blueprints, com
NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES
As I am quitting farming, I, the undersigned, will sell
at public auction at my residence 3 miles west of Ada, 2
miles north of Maysville, or 9 miles south of Bluffton on
county line road
pany officials said. Britain and the
United States are keeping their tank
specifications as nearly alike as pos
sible, both so that repairs will be
facilitated, and so that production
of American tanks can be started by
the Lima plant on short notice.
Tuesday. Dec. 30th
Reclaim Old Gas Line
Sale Begins at 10 a. m.
The following property:
16 CATTLE—Brown Swiss and Jersey cow, 10 yrs.
old, to be fresh Jan. 1 Jersey cow, 8 yrs. old, to be fresh
in Jan. Guernsey heifer, 2 yrs. old, has been fresh 10
weeks Jersey heifer, 2 yrs. old, has been fresh 8 weeks
Jersey cow, 5 yrs. old, has been fresh 6 weeks 2 Brown
Swiss heifers, coming 2 yrs. old, to freshen this spring
Brown Swiss heifer, coming yearling 4 Guernsey and
Jersey heifers, coming 2 yrs. old, to freshen in spring
2 Guernsey heifers, coming yearlings Brown Swiss bull,
coming yearling Guernsey bull, 1 yr. old. These are good
cows and heifers.
5 Head young milk goats.
Harold McClain, Auct.
Warren Lacey, Clerk
Approximately 2,500 tons of old
gas line, buried for nearly 30 years
along the Hardin highway between
Lima and Kenton, is being dug up
and reclaimed for the national de
fense armament program, it was
The project, more than half com
pleted, was instituted by the West
Ohio Gas Co., owners of the line, fol
lowing a plea from the federal gov
ernment for scrap iron for use in
making cannon, steel and other ar
Missing Tot Found
Mile From Home
Missing since late aftertioon, Patty
Murley, 10, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Hurley, of Delphos, was
discovered asleep at 1 a. m. Thurs
day on the porch of Mr. and Mrs.
Homer Buzzard, more than a mile
from her home.
There w’as a report prevalent the
girl had been kidnapped.
$90,993 Sewer Program
A $90,993 WPA project to extend
sewer and water services in Findlay
will be started next month.
Mayor Cloyce A. Duttweiler re
ceived the following telegram from
U. S. Senator Harold H. Burton at
“Just advised by work projects ad
ministration that project to extend
sewer and water services in and
near Findlay, including all necessary
related work, has been approved in
amount of $90,933 in presidential
letter F-178 on Dec. 2.”
The Speed of Light
Light travels at a speed of 186,000
miles a second.
17 HOGS—5 purebred Hampshire sows, bred for sec
ond litter 3 purebred Berkshire sows, bred for second
litter. These are extra good sows. Chester White sow,
with 8 pigs at side, 7 weeks old.
W. C. Allis Chalmers 1937 model tractor on new rub
ber in extra good condition Allis Chalmers tractor culti
vator, like new new set Moline tractor plows McCormick
tractor disc new’ rotary hoe 12 hoe Van Brunt fertilizer
grain drill 7 ft. McCormick grain binder 5 ft. McCormick
mower McCormick all steel hay loader McCormick side
delivery McCormick-Deering corn planter, with fertilizer
attachment. This machinery all in good condition, much
of it good as new.
2 steel harrows Oliver riding plow* John Deere walk
ing plow Black Hawk manure spreader com plow Iron
Age potato digger, almost new wagon and flat bottom
low iron wheel wagon wagon box, dump bed four wheel
trailer double shovel plow clover buncher set w’ork
harness 2 metal hog feeders 60 gal. cooker steel roller
John Deere end gate seeder 2 hog troughs DeLaval No.
12 cream separator.
HAY AND GRAIN
About 8 tons mixed hay about 600 bushels good
yellow com 300 bushels Wayne oats 30 bushels buck
wheat 4 bushels home grow’n Grimm alfalfa and many
Lunch served on Grounds by County Line Church Women
Two Deer Seen In Area
Two deer, a buck and a doe, were
reported seen Monday on the farm
of William Ryan, four miles north
west of Ada near the Allen-Hardin
county line. Local game experts
said it was the nearest approach of
wild deer to this section in several
Bank Loses $900
Officers throughout Ohio joined in
a search for two smooth-shaven,
well-dressed young bandits who late
Friday forced Miss Mary Walker,
secretary of the Kenton Home Sav
ings and Loan Co., and Mrs. Mae
Laubis, her assistant, into a rear
room while they stuffed approxi
mately $900 into their pockets and
The women said one of the men
kept a hand in his overcoat pocket,
leading them to believe he was
Outfoxes Foxy Fox
Topping all hunting stories of the
current season in Putnam county
w’as the one provided by Charles
Closson of near Ottaw’a.
While walking on the Barney
Gertz farm north of Ottawa, Clos
son saw a red fox crawl into a hol
low log. With extreme caution,
Closson approached the opposite end
of the log.
As the animal emerged slowly,
Closson cracked it over the head
with a club and is proudly display
ing the prize red fox w’hich probably
will ultimately become a neckpiece.
Kiddies In Penny
Many, many pennies—1,000 of
them, in fact—were tossed from the
top of the Leipsic hotel at 3 o’clock
Saturday afternoon. All children
under 12 years of age were eligible
to enter the free-for-all .scramble
and keep all the coppers they re
The penny scramble, sponsored by
the Leipsic Retail Merchants Com
mittee, is the first feature of an
afternoon and evening program in
dedication of the villages new “w’hite
way” street lighting system.
No Water Bill At
Water consumers of the Leipsic
municipal w’ater works plant re
ceived an early Christmas present,
when they discovered their water
bills for the November quarter
Members of the board decided on
this action when they figured that
their general fund balance warrant
ed such procedure. This is the first
time that such action has been tak
en by the Leipsic water works sys
Mrs. Royce McClelland of Newark
and James McClelland of Chanute
Field, Ill., and Don Morrison of
Findlay, were recent callers on Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Brenner and
family of Findlay spent Sunday
afternoon with Mrs. Ola Brenner.
Lee Wood of McComb spent Wed
nesday with his neice, Mrs. Carl
Smith and daughter Ruth.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Smith were
recent callers on Mr. and Mrs.
Donald Ream of Bluffton.
Mrs. August Michel and family of
Ottawa were Sunday dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Clair Michael and
Mrs. W. H. Peterson.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Conard and
daughter Mary were week-end guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Carpenter and
family of Findlay.
Mr. and Mrs. Erdene Dennis of
Dayton were week-end guests of
Mrs. Mae Dennis.
Mrs. Loretta Blauvelt of St,
Petersburg, Fla., and Mr. and Mrs.
Woodrow Little and son of Bluffton
w’ere recent callers on Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Smith spent
Sunday afternoon and evening with
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Beach of Erie,
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Smith and
daughter Ruth w’ere Saturday even
ing callers on Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
Steinman and son Larry Dean of
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pope and
family of Lima spent Monday even
ing with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Little.
The cucumber usually has a tem
perature one degree lower than that
of the surrounding atmosphere,
hence the expression, “cool as a
THE BLUFFTON NEWS. BLUFFTON. OHIO
Thursday dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. W. L. Hilty were Mr. and
Mrs. H. O. Hilty, Mr. and Mrs. Wal
ter Schaeublin, Mrs. Roy Ream, of
Lima Mrs. Chas. Strahm, of
Seattle, Wash. Mrs. Carey Nis
wander, Mrs. Hattie Turner.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl McCafferty,
Miss Margaret Guider and Mrs. Dora
Montgomery were Sunday visitors
at the Ray Guider home of near
Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Moore spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Morris
Dye of near Alvada.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Matter of
Lima called at the Chas. Montgom
ery home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Klingler and
son Clyde called Sunday afternoon
at the L. A. Klingler home in Find
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hosafros
spent Sunday evening with Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Masmer of Lima.
Mrs. Bernice Kimmel called Mon
day on Mrs. Gladys Hosafros.
Mrs. Georgia Watt returned to To
ledo after spending several days in
The Ladies Aid of Zion Lutheran
church met at the home of Mrs. Robt.
Klingler on Friday. Gifts were ex
Miss Ho Lease and Mr. and Mrs.
Willie Klingler of Kenton were Satur
day evening guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Lillie Houser entertained a
group of relatives in her home on last
Messrs. Donald Stoner and Walter
Lutz were Sunday evening guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Minor Peterson were
Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Law
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Crawford and
son of Lima were Sunday guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Binkley and daught
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kline and sons
were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Ronald Patterson of Lima.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Schumachei
and Miss Alice Schumacher of Pan
•dora were Sunday visitors at the
Wayne Schumacher home.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Franklin of
Ada were Sunday evening guests of
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Peterson.
Mr. and Mrs. Doyt Hall entertain
ed a group of friends on Sunday even
ing at their home.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kramer were
Sunday evening supper guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bauman in Find
Mr. and Mrs. H. Q. Fritz gave a
pre-Christmas party Friday evening
Those present were Mr. and Mrs.
M. Dye, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Reiter,
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Moyer, Mr. and
Mrs. C. Shaffer, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon
King sent regrets.
Mrs. A. E. King, Mrs. B. E.
Wolfrom and daughter Shirleen
motored to Dayton, Friday.
The L. T. L. held their Christmas
party with Susan Wooley Saturday
evening. Mrs. Virgil Wooley, the
hostess served refreshments.
Mrs. Ruth Wilbert of Lima was
a Sunday dinner guest of her son,
Mr. and Mrs. Gail Griffith Jr., and
son Kervin. Tom Hall was an after
Mr. and Mrs. Q. B. Ghaster and
daughter Ruth spent Friday at
Eagle Beach, Catauba Island on
Rev. C. N. Kern of Seville Baptist
church has been assisting Rev. Irvin
Kauffman with evangelistic services
at Liberty chapel the last meeting
was held Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Harkness
of Bluffton and Mrs. Lizzie Vickers
were callers Friday on ^Ir. and Mrs.
Mrs. Gail Griffith, Jr., and son
Kervin, Miss Kay Pitsine of Ada,
called on Mr. and Mrs. Crawford in
Findlay, Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Harkness called
on Mr. and Mrs. Otis Watkins near
Findlay on Monday afternoon.
Miss Ruth Ghaster was a supper
guest of Mrs. Gail Griffith, Jr., and
Mr. and Mrs. M. S. King of Find
lay were supper guests of Mr. and
Mrs. R. T. Bauman on Friday even
Lieut. Norman King and wife of
Michigan were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. W. S. King and Mr. and Mrs.
Pearl Reese and family Friday
William Morrison was brought
home from the Bucyrus hospital
recently, after undergoing an ap
Miss Margaret Wagner and Wen
dell Wagner are visiting relatives
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Ghaster and
daughter Ruth w’ere callers on Mr.
S. LeRoy Ghaster in Findlay, Mon
Monthly rubbish collection will be
made Monday. Patrons are requested
to have their containers ready at
W. A. HOWE, Mayor.
Needed In Hawaii
Civilian workmen are needed at
Pearl Harbor Navy Yard for the
many jobs that are essential to keep
ing the Pacific Fleet and Naval Air
Force ready and fit for action.
There are vacancies for Boxmaker
Packer Engineman, Hoisting and
Portable Molder Puncher and
Shearer Riveter Sheetmetal Work
er Blacksmith, Other Fires Boiler
maker Coppersmith Electrician,
Ship and Shop Instrument Maker
Machinist Radio Mechanic Rigger
Aircraft Mechanic, Motors Bomb
sight Mechanic Toolmaker Watch
and Chronometer Repairer Boiler
maker Helper Machinist Helper
Rigger Helper and Shipfitter Helper.
Experience requirements are six
months employment in the trade for
helpers and six month to four years
for journeymen, depending on the
nature of the trade.
The Navy Department furnishes
transportation to Pearl Harbor. The
only expense to appointees is the
cost of meals enroute. They are re
imbursed upon arrival at Pearl Har
bar at the rate of $4.00 a day.
A cantonment has been constructed
near the Navy Yard w’here accommo
dations are provided at cost. A caf
eteria is also located nearby and the
prices of food are regulated by the
Commandant to insure employees
against exhorbitant charges.
Further information in regard to
these positions may be secured by
calling at the office of Ralph T.
Stearns, Local Secretary, Board of
U. S. Civil Service Examiners, Post
Mrs. Robert Amstutz, who under
went an operation for appendicitis
at the Community hospital at Bluff
ton, was removed to her home last
Mrs. Eno Penso, formerly Miss
Esther Amstutz, of Warren, came
last Friday to spend a few days
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joel
Amstutz, near Columbus Grove.
Miss Amelia Basinger, nurse, of
New’ Jersey, is visiting a few days
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.
J. Basinger and family.
Mrs. Cal Amstutz, of Ada, who
recently underwent an operation at
the Community hospital at Bluffton,
was removed to her home Sunday
afternoon where she is convalescing.
Her sister, Mrs. Mary Lugibihl is
caring for her.
Herbert Kindle arrived Monday
from Camp Shelby, Miss., to spend
ten days’ vacation.
Jerry Basinger has moved to
Bluffton, occupying the former Wm.
Wallace property on Cherry street
which he purchased from the estate.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Diller and
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Diller and
daughter Emma Lee of Kokomo,
Ind., left this w-eek to spend Christ
mas with Mr. and Mrs. Oliver
Locher and family of Clearwater,
May Christmas be a Merry Christ
mas in the Old Year Book and each
page of the New Year be filled with
Virgil, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Basinger spent ten days wdth his folks
at home. He is stationed at Camp
Shelby w’here he is serving in a med
Herbert Kindle from the same can
tonement arrived here Monday on a
ten-day leave of absence to be w’ith
his folks at home. Herbert is a mem
ber of the army band.
Robert Schroeder of the state of
Washington now a Cental student in
Chicago, is spending several days in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Mos
School boys and girls are anxiously
looking forward to the days when
books are of little concern during the
Announcement has been received of
the engagement of Gilbert Suter and
Miss Ella M. Wiebe of Newton, Kan.
Albert Lehman and Ben Amstutz
have bought new International tract
William Burkholder has in the past
week put in drain tile for Homer
Reichenbach and Lloyd Basinger.
Mrs. Oscar Badertscher and two
sons of Toledo were visitors in the
community sveral days ago.
Many varied Christmas programs
are being given in the local churchs.
Amos Schumacher, formerly of this
locality, passed away in Toledo, last
Friday at the age of 64 years, where
he had resided for 30 yars. He was a
son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob
Jerry Basinger and daughters mov
ed to Bluffton several days ago. New
place of residence is on South Cherry
Mr. and Mrs. Omar Gratz and sons
are expected to leave for Creston, la.,
where they expect to spend several
days in the home of Rev. and Mrs.
John Neuenschwander and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lugibill and
daughter and Mrs. May left last week
for Florida for an extended stay.
Usually mild weather has prevailed
at this stason of the year.
The sudden death of Hiram Locher
came as a shock to his many friends
The hummingbird does not sing,
it only utters a squeak.
There will be a Christmas pro
gram given at the Emmanuel’s Re
formed church Christmas night. The
public is invited.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Badertscher
and son and Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer
Badertscher and family spent Thurs
day evening with Mr. and Mrs.
Wayne Zimmerman and daughter.
Mrs. Ear! Crawfis called one day
last week on Mrs. Andrew Hoch
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dillman, Mr.
and Mrs. Donald Dillman, Mrs. Ella
Dillman were Friday evening supper
guests at the Amos Luginbuhl home.
Evening callers were Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Yerks of Lima.
Will Hilty and granddaughter
Sally Ann, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Hilty were Thursday evening callers
at the Walter Schaublin home.
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Gratz and
son Russell and daughter Joann spent
Sunday evening at the Otto Amstutz
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Coon of
Millersburg are spending their
Christmas vacation with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Luginbuhl.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burkholder,
Noah Hochstettler and daughter
Lorena, Miss Marie Imbach, Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Bame and Mr. and Mrs.
Marian Hochstettler spent Sunday
evening at the Amos and Robert
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Crawford and
son of Ada spent Sunday evennig at
the Ed Marquart home.
Mrs. Charles Strahm of Seattle,
Wash., Mrs. Hattie Turner of Penn
sylvania, Mrs. Roy Ream of Lima,
Mrs. Carey Niswander, Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Hilty and Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Schaublin were Thursday din
ner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Will
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Zimmerman
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Badertscher and son, Mr. and Mrs.
Wilmer Badertscher and family, and
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Badertscher
and son were Sunday dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Frantz
Those who enjoyed a Christmas
dinner Sunday at the Raymond Zim
merman home were: Mr. and Mrs.
H. L. Zimmerman and family of Mt.
Gilead, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Sim
mons and Miss June Schultz of
striker, Mr. and Mrs. .Verl Reichen
bach and son, and Betty and Roy
Motter of Ada, Chris Zimmerman of
Michigan, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Zim
merman, Mr. and Mrs. David Zim
merman and son, Mr. and Mrs. Hi
ram Reichenbach and daughter, Mrs.
On the late Emanuel D. Kohli farm located 5 miles
north of Bluffton on College road 3^ miles northeast of
Wednesday. Dee. 31
The following property:
3 HORSES—Bay mare 14 yrs. old grey mare 7 yrs.
old stud colt 2 yrs. old.
15 GUERNSEY CATTLE—Cow 8 yrs. old, to be
fresh in February cow 5 yrs. old, was fresh in October
heifer fresh last August cow fresh this month cow to
be fresh in January heifer 2 yrs. old, to be fresh in Feb.
heifer, to be fresh in spring 5 heifers, from 8 to 10
months old registered bull 3^ yrs. old bull calf 2 months
old bull calf, 4 months old.
23 HOGS—2 gilts each with 4 pigs white sow with
7 pigs 3 gilts bred barrow good male hog. All hogs
Spotted Poland Chinas except white sow.
POULTRY—100 White Leghorn laying hens.
Ford tractor with 2 12-inch bottom plows 2 row
cultivator double disc Gale corn planter Oliver sulky
plow: iron harrow wood harrow 2 horse grain drill 3
horse drain drill with fertilizer attachment spring tooth
harrow corn sheller with H. P. motor hand sprayer
hog ringer box 2 horse wagon and bed 5 ft. McCormick
mower cultipacker grass seed drill McCormick grain
binder riding cultivator hay tedder hay loader side
delivery rake McCormick corn binder New Idea manure
spreader Myers power spray unit 4 hog coops winter
hog fount self feeder platform scales trailer grind
stone fence stretcher brooder coop 10X12 brooder coop
6X14 several chicken feeders.
Some household goods, including antique wild cherry
book and drawer combination roll top desk and many
other articles. Good vinegar in barrels.
125 shocks good corn 125 bu. oats in bin 4 tons
mixed hay in mow.
Sate to begin at 1 p. m.
Col. H. M. Thrapp, Auct.
THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1941
Noah Zimmerman and family and
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hochstettler
xjtfr. and Mrs. Russell Schaublin and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Core
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
Gratz, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schaub
lin and daughter Rachel and Miss
Florence and Joy Belle Weaver were
Sunday evening supper guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Wilford Gratz.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Marquart, Mr.
and Mrs. Brice Main and son Harold
and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kempf spent
Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs.
Philip Marquart, Sr.
Miss Grace Miller is spending two
weeks in Canada, visiting relatives.
Notice is hereby given that the
Board of Trustees of Orange town
ship, Hancock County, Ohio, will
meet on Tuesday, December 30th,
1941 at 7:00 o’clock p. m. at the
Township house for the purpose of
making their annual settlement.
Any outstanding bills against the
township should be presented to the
Clerk or any board member before
LUNG SUFFERERS TO TRY
Bronchitis, Asthma, severe
Coughs and Colds
Especially wonderful for that
cough that causes worry.
Don’t delay. Sold by A.
Hauenstein & Son
Manufactured by C. Lower,
Chemi st, Marion, Ohio.
Residents of Allen County
may purchase dog tags for
the year 1942 at Com
munity Market in Bluff
Male Dog $1.00
Female Dog $3.00
No Fee for Registration
Floyd B. Griffin
Auditor Allen County
Peter E. Kohli.
Administrator of estate of
Emanuel D. Kohli, deceased.
WE PAY TOP CASH PRICES
Horses $4.00 Cows $2.00
Small Stock removed free of charge.
Telephone Findlay, MAIN 475, Reverse Charges
BUCKEYE REDUCTION COMPANY, Findlay, Ohio
"Branch, Fostoria Animal Products, Inc.”
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