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568 Drafted During
Allen county’s three draft boards
provided more than 500 men under
the selective service act during the
12 months just ended.
Hundreds of others will be called
during 1942, but only those officials
close to the draft situation will know
the exact number. This is in keep
ing with the War department’s order
not to disclose the number of men
going in future calls, or even the
dates they will leave for induction
The new ruling was announced re
cently in keeping with the govern
ment’s program to hold such infor
mation as a “military secret”, thus
preventing the enemy from obtain
ing the information.
A total of 568 men were provided
selective service by the three local
boards during 1941. Excepting nine
men furnished in the first call, No
vember 27, 1940, this figure repre
sents all the men provided for serv
ice by the draft boards.
$40,000 Blaze At
Fire of undetermined origin last
week caused $40,000 damage to the
Shook-Mosier Laundry and Dry
Cleaning Co., largest plant of its
kind in Lima.
The flames, discovered by a taxi
cab driver, destroyed the receiving,
marking and packing departments
housed in a two-story structure.
A fire door prevented spread of
the fire to the main laundry depart
ment in an adjacent building.
Townships Organize
For Defense
Plans for a Civilian Defense Coun
cil in each township of Allen county
were outlined Tuesday afternoon- by
Sheriff William V. Daley when he
addressed some 40 members of the
Allen county Trustees and Clerks
Association in courtroom No. 2 at
the courthouse.
Under a plan, a five-man council
will be appointed in each township.
Details will be explained by Daley
Residents of Hancock
County may purchase dog
tags for the year 1942
from Zelma Ingalls at the
Community Market in
Bluffton, Ohio.
Male Dog $1.00
Female Dog $3.00
No Fee for Registration
Frank H. Huffman
Auditor Hancock County
Public Sale
The undersigned will sell at public auction on their
farm, the former Harrison Anderson farm, located 2Va
miles southeast of Bluffton, or 3i/ miles south of Mt.
Cory on Route 69 and 2 miles west,
Wednesday, January 14th, 1942
at 12:30 P. M.
when he meets with the new council
members on Jan. 5 at the courthouse.
The following property:
9 HORSES—1 Black mare, 8 yrs. old, sound, good
worker chestnut sorrel mare, coming 3 yrs. old bay
horse, coming 3 yrs. old, green broke sorrel mare, coming
2 yrs. old brown colt, coming 1 yr. old bay horse, good
worker black team, good workers saddle horse, three
gaited, dark bay, coming 4 yrs. old.
9 CATTLE—8 Holstein cows: 3 head 3 yrs. old 3
head 4 yrs. old cow, 6 yrs. old cow, 9 yrs. old these cows
will all freshen in January and February. Registered
Guernsey cow, 5 yrs. old, fresh 2 months, giving good
flow of milk. All cattle are T. B. and Bang tested. If
you are looking for some good cows, be sure to attend
this sale.
9 HOGS—Bred gilt, O. I. C. 8 shoats, avg. 50 lbs.
Escaped Convict Is
Lima State hospital attendants
went to Mt. Vernon last week for
Ralph Ulrey, fugitive from the in
stitution for criminal insane who
wrecked a stolen car there. Ulrey
escaped from the hospital with Ivan
Phillips, who still is free.
Ulrey escaped injury in the crash
Monday, but was captured by High
way Patrolman C. E. Lovejoy after
a one block chase.
Lima Air Raid Warn
ing Headquarters
Lima Wednesday was tentatively
designated as one of nine district air
raid warning centers to control com
munication in this area in a detailed
plan for a precautionary system an
nounced by defense and army offi
cials at Columbus.
The program, which already is in
operation in the New England states,
centers all communications around
telephone service and, in the event
of failure of telephones, on radio.
For Ohio there would be two “filter
centers”—Columbus and Cleveland—
which would gather and disseminate
information regarding the presence
of enemy planes.
Blood Donors Sought
In Area
Appointment of Mrs. Bess Augs
burger, of Lima, as special field rep
resentative in the National Red
Cross Blood Donor Service, was an
nounced recently.
Appointment of the Lima woman
to the post came on her return from
Washington where she spent the past
three weeks receiving instructions in
the special service.
While Mrs. Augsburger will main
tain headquarters in Lima, her work
will take her through Ohio and In
Mrs. Augsburger explained her
duties will involve the planning and
procurement of 200,000 blood units
into plasma as a start. Mobile units,
staffed with doctors and nurses, will
be used in the work to be conducted
from unit centers.
SHEEP—15 Head Shropshire ewes.
12-20 J. I. Case Tractor, Model A Little Genius
International tractor plow, 14 in., good condition J. I.
Case corn planter, bean and fertilizer attachments, used
2 years 10 hoe Hoosier fertilizer grain drill 5 ft. Mc
Cormick mower International tractor disc com binder
McCormick grain binder single row corn cultivator land
roller spike tooth harrow wood harrow walking plow
riding plow International manure spreader low wheel
wagon set team harness Primrose No. 3 cream separator
International hay loader Oliver riding breaking plow
No. 6 Letz feed grinder John Deere two horse riding
cultivator 1^ H. P. gas engine pump jack.
Estate Heatrola Globe cook stove Favorite hard
coal stove 2 couches 2 dining room tables library table
buffet kitchen cabinet bureau settee rocking chairs
many other articles too numerous to mention.
Sheriff Daley Volun
teers Army Service
If Allen county Sheriff William V.
Daley is not accepted for active
service for which he has offered him
self to the adjutant general of the
United States in a letter mailed re
cently, he has recommended that his
long military experience be utilized
in a novel way in Lima.
Daley who has spent about 30
years in the U. S. Army and the
National Guard, suggests to the ad
jutant general that the state armory
here be thrown open one or two
nights each week. He has offered
to teach basic army principles to
men of draft age so that they may
H. M. Thrapp, Clyde Warren, Auctioneers.
Albert Winkler, Clerk.
obtain some idea of army life and
Relief Office Is
Allen county relief and WPA cer
tification office has been moved from
first floor of the courthouse to 322
N. Main street, opposite the court
house, Director Harry Corwin an
nounced Saturday.
The new location adjoins office of
the Allen County Surplus Commodity
stamp issuance office, at 324 North
Main street, Lima.
The relief office was moved into
the courthouse early last summer
when the Sioux Honey association
purchased the building at 435 North
Elizabeth street which the county
had been renting for use as a sur
plus commodity warehouse and relief
Draft Registrants
Reclassification of men registered
under the first draft law has already
been started, it was learned, as na
tional selective service officials strove
to increase the pool of manpower
available for immediate military
service to 2,000,000 men.
Recruits for the Army and Navy
will be drawn from this pool until
machinery for operation of the sec
ond draft act calling for registra
tion of men between the ages of 18
and 65 can be established. Of the
latter class, men from 20 to 44, in
clusive, will be liable to military
Hancock Flier Honored
By Army
Lieut. Donald M. Keiser, 27, a na
tive of Hancock county, is one of 75
United States fliers nominated to re
ceive the distinguished flying cross
as a result of a massed flight of
four-motored bombing planes across
the Pacific ocean. Lieut. Keiser is
the nephew of E. Guy Keiser, Fos
toria police officer.
Corn Borer Infestation
Corn borer infestation decreased
considerably in Hancock county in
1941, according to T. H. Parks, ex
tension entomologist at Ohio State
Mr. Parks said that the county
had an average of 420 borers per
100 stalks in 1940 while the 1941
figure was only 136 borers per 100
Northwestern Ohio as a whole had
a slight decrease in borer infestation
with the largest decreases being in
Williams, Allen, Wyandot, Ottawa,
Seneca and Crawford counties.
A big increase in borers was noted
in Paulding county where it was es
timated the corn yield was reduced
by 13 per cent, figuring on the basis
of each borer in a stalk causing a
three per cent reduction.
Manger-Born Woman
Breaks Arm
Mrs. Mary Peterman, 96, who, like
Christ, was born in a manger on
Christmas Day, fell during the holi
day and broke her arm.
In spite of the mishap, Mrs. Peter
man was cheerful throughout Christ
mas Day and received many well
wishers. She resides with her
daughter, Mrs. Fred Norton, of
Traffic Fatalities
Eighteen persons were killed in
Hancock county automobile accidents
in 1941, it was revealed last week,
a decrease of three over the pre
vious year.
Cows Heed Dairy Sign
Sherman Wolf, a farmer, tacked
up in his barn for his cows’ perusal
a poster calling for increased dairy
Three days later one of his cows
gave birth to twins and a week
later another cow had twins.
When only one calf was bom to a
third cow, Wolf explained, “she was
just a young cow, and I guess she
couldn’t read.”
Ada Man Helped
Develop India
Arthur Campier Davis, 88, who as
a civil engineer in India, established
the first waterworks, first mission
school for children, and the first
Methodist church there, died in his
home in Ada, last week.
He was employed by the British
government for 35 years, coming to
COLUMBUS (Special) Com
plete recommendations for the
best adapted corn hybrids for
Ohio farmers have just been re
vised by the Ohio Agricultural
Experiment Station, the Exten
sion Service of the Ohio State
University and the United States
Department of Agriculture.
This new information follows
the scientific application of all
data available from tests con
ducted under the supervision of
the three cooperating agricultural
The state was divided into sev
en definite areas and the hybrids
were arranged in groups accord
ing to maturity or length of grow
ing season. The identifying let
ters of the groups of hybrids are,
in order of maturity starting with
the earliest, M-Medina Pride
K-Killbuck Creek W-Wpodbum
D-Darby Creek C-Clarage L
Lancaster Sure Crop R-Reid and
S-Scioto White.
How To Identify
The first letter of a set in the
area identifies the group of hy
brids best adapted to upland soils
in that area. The last letter iden
tifies the best hybrids for early
planting on highly productive and
well fertilized soils. The other
letters in each set are correspond
ingly intermediate.
When the soil
higher, and if a greater amount of
manure or fertilizer is applied,
with earlier planting and
later harvesting, the maturity of
the hybrids planted may be later,
however, the Experiment
The Agricultural Extension Ser
vice of Ohio State University
farmers to try more than
one hybrid to get exact compari
sons on their farms.
AH the
hybrids recommended
by the
Ohio Agricultural Experi­
Station are available wit!
the United States in 1911 after his
health failed due to the strain of
hescue work during a flood in India.
He came to Ada in 1923 after ob
taining his naturalization papers.
His wife, four sons and two daugh
ters survive.
11,546 Garments Made
By Red Cross
The Hardin County Red Cross
Chapter completed 11,546 garments
for war relief in 1941 and is plan
ning to increase its war service in
1942, Mrs. Clara Stewart, executive
secretary, said.
Soldier Wounds Self
Emery Watt, 21, son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Watt of near Lekeview,
home from Fort Custer, Mich., on a
furlough, shot himself accidentally
in a knee while climbing a fence in
search of rabbits. He is in Fort
Hayes hospital, Columbus.
Rabies Quarantine
Releasing figures on the number of
animals killed during 1941 with
stress plac on those destroyed and
then found to be infected with ra
bies, Putnam County Dog Warden
Lawrence Giesken renewed his warn
ing that dogs and cats must be
quarantine.! until the quarantine is
lifted by the county health authori
Eight rabid dogs, two skunks and
one rabid at have been destroyed
dition tin last few month. In ad
dition, ab' ut 75 dogs have been de
stroyed because they came in con
tact with infected animals.
A total approximately 300 dogs
have been destroyed this year but
many of the animals were killed be
cause thgy were sheep killers, Kies
ken explained. He stated, tho, that
the presen. wave of rabies is the
greatest t. hit Putnam county in
many years.
At the same time, Dr. H. A. Neis
wander, county health commissioner,
■warned that any dogs found run
ning loose will be shot at sight by
the warden or by other law enforce
ment authorities.
Two Silver Foxes Are
Two foxes have been caught on
farms located two and one-half miles
northwest of Ottawa in recent weeks.
The first of these was shot on De
cember 15th by Tom Siefker as he
was hunting on the Matt B. Hohen
brink farm.
A ten-month-old dog, “Bud”, owned
by Bert and Paul’s restaurant of
Glandorf, trailed the eleven pound
gray and silver fox about a mile to
a tree where he met his fate by a
well aimed shot through the head.
The second fox was spotted in a
Ohk M15
Ohio 20* u
Ohio 34* 7
productivity is
scientists caution against planting
hybrids if soil productivity
and growing season do not war
rant it The
later hybrids usually
earlier ones when condi
tions are favorable for them.
Ohio WIT
Ohio 24*
Ohio 26*
Ohio 32*.
Ohio 36*
Ohio 42*
Ohio 46* -V
Ohio 62* V
Ohio 76*
Iowa 939
tree as Tom and his brother Stan,
made a short hunt on the Henry
Lanwehr farm. It is believed the
fox sought refuge in the tree after
hearing the hunters. Stan brought
the fox down with his first shot,
and the animal was practically iden
tical to the one shot by his brother,
$100,000 For Putnam
Checks totalling approximately
$100,000 were distributed to Putnam
county farmers last Wednesday, by
AAA officials. The county was di
vided in four sections and farmers
who participated in the 1941 pro
gram were notified to call at re
spective distributing points for their
Arnold J. Schroeder, chairman of
the Putnam county soil conservation
committee, stated that between seven
and eight hundred checks would be
distributed .which is the second for
the year.
Approximately six hundred more
applications for checks remain to be
prepared for the 1941 program,
Schroeder reported.
Robbers Gain $25
By Ruse
To dpiermina the correct corn hybrids to plant locate your farm
on tho above map. then note the letters in that area. Tho list beUnr
identifies the names of tho hybrids recommended by tho Ohio Agrie*
cultural Experiment Station, according to tho letter on tho map. In
each sot on tho map. tho first letter represents tho earliest maturing
hybrids and the others represent later ones, in the order shown.
Ohio C14
Ohio 28*
Ohio 30*
Ohio 38* 4*.*¥
Ohio 48*
Ohio 54* W
Ohio 56*
Ohio 60*
Ohio 65-1*
Ohio 66*
U. & 44
U. S. 65 -v-T
384 gjg?
Ind. 614
Three young men stole $25 in cash
from the Schroeder Brothers’ elec
trical store in Ottawa last week and
escaped after they succeeded in get
ting the only girl in the store to
leave the room to get them a tele
phone book. They had attempted the
same ruse without success in two
other establishments, Sheriff Arnold
Potts learned.
$22,500 Spent For
Expenditures for direct poor relief
and medical aid in Putnam county
totaled approximately $22,500 during
1941, it was reported by County Re
lief Director Bonnie B. Corns.
Official figures were not available
for December but it was estimated
that the relief costs in this county
will totul close to $8,000 less for
1941 than for 1940, Mrs. Corns stat
ed. The total for 1940 was $30,
Escaped Inmate Is
Virgil Bertrand, who received a
shotgun wound in his arm recently
in an accident on the Fred Hector
farm near Gilboa is an escaped in
mate of a Michigan state hospital
Sheriff Arnold Potts learned. He
was held pending the arrival of
Michigan officers.
Cows in the latter part of their
lacitation period respond less fully to
an improvement in their ration than
do cows in the early stages of laci
tation. The stimulus of freshening
should be maintained as long as pos
sible by good feeding.
Ohio 10*
Ohio 12*
Ohio 16*
Ohio 44-1*
Ohio 50*
Ohio 58*
Ohio 68*
Ohio 80* C:
Ohio 82*
Ohio 84* ’Y
Ohio 86*
Ohio 90*
Ohio 92*
Ohio 96*
Ohio 98*
U. S. 52
•The maturity ratines of these hybrids are tentative, being based on only one
year's data.
the Ohio Certified tag, which gives to the name of the hybrid cor
the pedigree, per cent gennina- responding to these recommenda
tion, and date of test, in addition tions.
Ohio K23
Ohio K35
Iowa 931
U. & 13
Ohio 88*
Seed of hybrids
in these groups
not generally
Mr. and Mrs. Enos Suter and
daughter Irene have moved from the
John Reichenbach property in south
Pandora to the house on the Chris
Burkholder farm near Gilboa. John
Reichenbach’s will soon move into
the home they bought recently from
Peter Basinger of Lima.
Ezra Zimmerman of Fostoria call
ed on Henry Hiltys Sunday after
Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Lehman of
Fleetwood, Pa., returned to their
home Saturday after visiting in the
Alvin Lehman home for a few days.
Levi Hager returned to Pandora
on Tuesday after spending a month
in the Government hospital at Day
ton. He is making his home at the
Rev. and Mrs. J. E. Deihl residence.
Mrs. Robert Sommers who was
quite sick with pneumonia is some
Miss Ruth Bixel entertained as
Sunday dinner guests Misses Vivian
Johnston, of Zanesville, and Eleanor
Gerding of Dayton.
Mrs. Vernon McClintock returned
home Saturday after visiting her
son Cadet Vincent McClintock in
Mrs. Henry Hilty was surprised on
her birthday last Thursday with a
dinner by Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hilty
and son, Mr. and Mrs. George Fru
chey and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
The feed determines the quality of
the pork, as well as how quickly weight
is taken on. Ordinarily it takes 12 to
13 bushels of corn to produce 100
pounds of pork, when corn is fed alone.
With a ration like pig grower, this
same 100 pounds of pork can be pro
duced with 5% bushels of corn and
40 pounds of Old Fort Hog Mix.
The Bluffton Milling Co.
THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 1942
Clarence Amstutz and Mr. and Mrs.
Don Reed of Lima.
Mr. and Mrs. Myron Hilty enter
tained the members of their Sunday
school class at their home New
Year’s night.
Mr. and Mrs. George Zimmerman
of Wauseon, Ohio were Friday din-
ner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
The Public Speaking class of
Pandora High school will present
the play, “Anne of Green Gables”,
Friday night at 8 o’clock.
A number from here attended the
farmers’ institute at Mt. Cory, Mon
day and Tuesday.
Jimmie Gallant of Marion spent
Wednesday and Thursday with
Robert Koontz.
Rev. Herbert Graham and family
were New Year’s day guests at the
D. D. Williamson home.
C. O. Klingler, wife, son Howard
and daughter Marilyn, of near Ada,
were dinner guests Sunday at the
Ami Nonnamaker home. Howard
Nonnamaker and family were after
noon callers.
M. J. Stratton, wife and daughter
Flo spent New Year’s with the W.
C. Klingler family.
Thomas Koontz, wife and son
Robert were Thursday afternoon
callers at the J. R. Fisher home.
Prayer meeting at Olive Branch
Thursday evening. Revival services
will start at Olive Branch church
Jan. 19, Rev. Paul Zimmerman in
Jimmie and June Gallant returned
to Marion, Friday, after spending
the past week with Mr. and Mrs.
J. R. Fisher.
Flo Stratton resumed her teaching
duties at McComb, Monday, after
spending the holidays at the M. J.
Stratton home.
Jeanette Basinger spent Sunday
with her aunt Mrs. Howard Stauffer
of Bluffton.
Several neighbors and friends have
called on Henry Arnold who is ill
at his home here.
M. J. Stratton, wife and daughter
Flo, J. D. Clymer, Frank Steiner
and Junior Dukes were dinner guests
Sunday at the B. J. Stratton home,
celebrating Larry Stratton’s first
birthday anniversary.
Farm For Sale
On January 24, 1942, at 2:00 o’clock
P. M., we will offer for sale at pub
lic auction on the premises the
Eugene Tschiegg farm consisting of
approximately sixty-five (65) acres
of land, more or less, located on the
Lugabill Road 234 miles north and
about .34 mile west of Beaverdam,
Ohio. Terms of sale cash: $250.00
on day of sale and balance within
five (5) days thereafter.
Horses $4.00 Cows $2.00
Small Stock removed free of charge.
Quick Service
Telephone Findlay, MAIN 475, Reverse Charges
Eldon Tschiegg and
Jacob Tschiegg, Executors
of the last will and estate
of Marian Tschiegg, receased.
R. S. Steiner,
Attorney for Executors. 39
Out of a total of $457,498.54 re
cently spent by the National Forest
Service for 112,383 acres of land to
be included in national forests,
$21,339.44 was spent in Ohio for
2,396.6 acres to be added to the
Little Scioto, Hocking Valley, and
Muskingum forests.
Every Load Insured
Bluffton. Ohio
“Branch. Fostoria Animal Products, Inc.”

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