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ALLEN COUNTY Routs Bandit With Flag Pole Swinging a 12-foot flag pole, Man ager Charles Cook routed a robber armed with an ice pick from a finance company office Thursday in Lima. The robber entered the office, threatened Cook with the pick and grabbed him by the coat lapels. Cook jerked free, and got the pole from a rear office. Chased from the office, the holdup man escaped in the noonday crowd. Flax Processing Plant Operating Spencerville’s new plant, built for separating flax fibre from flax straw, is now running full force on the Eugene Boyer farm, one-half mile north of Spencerville, on Route 66. The machine that does most of the work was invented and built by Oli ver Boyer, Spencerville, and is the Public Sale I, the undersigned, will offer at public auction on what is known as the late Chris. Davis home, which is two miles west of Pandora on Route 12, or 41 miles east of Columbus Grove on Saturday, February 2K NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES only machine of its kind in the state and one of the few in North Amer ica. at 2:00 P. M., the following property: The factory that at the present time is employing seven men, breaks down flax straw, and then separates the fibre from the straw proper. The fibre is used in upholstering furni ture and also in making cigarette paper. HOUSEHOLD GOODS Lima Buys Parking Meters Lima city council authorized the purchase from the Springfield Incu bator Co. of 300 parking meters. They will cost approximately $24,000 and will be increased to 1,000 over a period of several months. Electric washing machine Provider cook stove Hot Blast heat ing stove gas range, direct action kitchen cabinet 2 kitchen cup boards kitchen table 7 kitchen chairs side board 12-ft. dining table 6 folding chairs rocking chairs library table writing desk Bond player piano settee 2 iron beds 2 stands fernery dresser curtains large mirror quilting frames '9X15 linoleum rug 9X12 linoleum rug carpets throw rugs cooking utensils dishes canned fruit apple butter vinegar jars lawn mower, and other articles too numerous to mention. 12 Shocks corn fodder. 1929 Chevrolet 4-door sedan. TERMS—CASH. 4,777 Register In County Final check of selective service registrations last Saturday, Sunday and Monday disclosed that three Allen county boards had signed 4,777 men for the draft. The final figures gave Board 1 Household goods, telephone and telephone rights. Terms, cash. On the same day the property will he offered for sale. This consists of an 8 room house with furnace summer house, 12X18 coal shed, 6X10 hen house, 8X12 barn, 22X38. This includes .3 acres of land. The terms of this sale of real estate are two hundred dollars cash on day of sale one-third of purchasing price in five days one-third one year after date of sale remaining third two years after date of sale. The purchaser will give first mortgage with 5% interest. EMMA DAVIS Seth Basinger, Auct. Lester Harkness, Clerk PUBLIC SALE The undersigned will sell at public auction on what was former ly known as the C. W. Roethlisberger farm, located 1*4 miles west of Bluffton, Ohio, on the cemetery road, on Saturday, February 2 Kill At 12:30 P. M. The following property: McCormick-Deering corn cultivator Oliver breaking plow barn scales 40 ft. extension ladder cow chains one-horse wagon scoop shovel forks log chain cistern pump DeLaval cream separator, No. 12f cross cut saw oil tank gas drum 4 Bell City incubators copper kettle iron kettle 2 brooder stoves window sash window screens wheel barrow two wheel cart corn sheller grind stone chicken feeders feed tanks water troughs. Elizabeth Rout well Thrapp & Warren, Aucts. Clerk from Citizens Nat’l Bank Public Sale As 1 have been called back to railroading, will sell at public auction at our residence 21/j. miles- north of Beaver dam on Route 696 Monday, March 2nd Beginning at 12:30 P. M. Sharp 3 HORSES—Bay mare, 4 yrs. old, wt. 1500 sorrel mare, 3 yrs. old, wt. 1400, with light mane and tail. This pair of mares are sound and good workers. Also sorrel mare coming 2 yrs, old. 3 COW S—Black cow, 4 yrs. old, due to freshen by sale day red cow, 3 yrs. old, to be fresh in April Guern sey-Jersey heifer, coming 2 yrs. old, to be fresh sale day. HOGS—Black Poland China ow, extra good one, bred Spotted Poland China male hog, 1 yr. old. SHEEP—14 Shropshire ewes 2 to 4 yrs. old also Shropshire ram a yr. old. FARM IMPLEMENTS Wagon and flat bottom David-Bradley manure spread er, like new new Case corn planter, with fertilizer and bean attachment, used one season new Ideal all metal hay loader, used one season New Ideal side delivery, used one season new fertilizer grain drill new McCormick-Deering mower, 5-ft. cut, used one season grain binder McCor mick corn binder, in good shape drag harrow walking plow Oliver riding plow tandem disc 5-shovel plow harness and collars lard press 2 brooder stoves water fountains and feeders brooder house, extra good, 814X16 ft. 600 lb. scales, and other articles. HOUSEHOLD GOODS Good iron bed with double coil springs 2 large rugs 2 rocking chairs large oak porch swing davenport. 50 Bushels Rural Russett seed potatoes. Terms—Cash on day of sale. Harold McClain, Auct. Paul Geiser, Clerk Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd C. Myers, Owners 1,327, Board 2 1,780 and Board 3 1,670. Maj. M. Ray Allison, state select ive service mobilization director, an nounced that 463,531 Ohioans regis tered in the nation’s third draft reg istration for men between 20 and 45 years old not previously registered. That increased to 1,361,425 the number of men on the selective serv ice rolls in Ohio. There were 854,598 Ohio regis trants in the first registration and 43,296 in the second. Lima Loco Earnings Soar Billings by Lima Locomotive Works Inc., in 1941 were the highest since 1926 while net earnings rose to the best level since 1930, the annual re port by Chairman Samuel G. Allen, New York, disclosed. Net income for 1941 amounted to $1,270,144 or $6.02 a share compared with $87,007 or 41 cents in 1940. Earnings for last year were after provision of $1,350,000 for federal taxes and $110,000 reserve for pos sible inventory losses and other war contingencies. Sales billed last year totaled $16, 042,683 compared with $6,801,764 in 1940. Wreck Results In $250 Suit Damages of $250 are sought by an automobile dealer from a man he alleges came into his business place, took a car without his consent, then wrecked it in trying it out. Clif ford Heller of Harrod, dealer, seeks damages from Jerry Spradlin, a pseudo customer. New County Red Cross Leader Harry Poulston has been elected chairman of the Allen County Red Cross chapter, succeeding A. C. Ja cobs, who is completing his second term. Beaverdam Schools Get $2,700 Checks totaling in value $45,319.31 were distributed Friday by Allen County Supt. of Schools Willard M. Floyd. They represent the first quarterly payment for this year un der the state school foundation pro gram. Distribution was made to the var ious school districts as follows: Beaverdam, $2,700.92 Cairo, $1, 206.81 Lafayette-Jackson, $5,519.64. Limited Highway Program Two hundred state highway de partment engineers and officials con cluded a three-day conference, carry ing away with them a warning from Highway Director Hal G. Sours that the war will bring unprecedented de mands on their time and ability. Mr. Sours addressed the group comprising men from Highway Dis tricts One, Two and Six, with head quarters in Lima, Toledo and Dela ware. He warned that loads must be kept in good condition at a mini mum cost and with a minimum use of materials which may be difficult to obtain. Transportation of vital supplies must not be disrupted, he said. New construction will be limited largely to military routes. Infant Saved From Blazing Bed Timely return home from a visit to a neighbor’s home probably spared the life Friday morning of two-year old Roger Hines, whose bed caught fire while he was sleeping. The child resided with his grand mother, Mrs. Daisy Miller, in Lima, who told firemen she made a hurried trip to the home of a neighbor and LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE HAULING Every Load Insured STAGER BROS. Bluffton, Ohio For Vigor and Health— include meat in your menu. Always ready to serve you. Bigler Bros. Fresh and Salt Meats THE BLUFFTON' NEWS, BLUFFTON. OHIO/ upon returning found Roger’s bed afire. She removed the child from the flaming mattress and carried him to the home of a neighbor. HANCOCK COUNTY Bags Wildcat In Chick en Coop What’s a-cookin’ in the chicken coop, the farmer asked? Duke Cramer, of West Findlay, got his answer when he trapped a 10-pound female wildcat in the coop. Missing a flock of chickens during the last week, he set the trap that bagged the feline prowler. But Farmer Cranu was not sur prised. A 22-pound half-grown wolf pup was slain in Hancock county only last week. Findlay Athlete Killed In Philippines Robert L. Young, former Findlay college student from Somerset, Ohio, was killed Feb. 8 while serving with Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s Philippine forces, it was learned. He played varsity football before leaving col lege there in 1938. 3,506 Register For Draft Hancock county election board offi cials announced that a total of 3,506 men between the ages of 20 and 44 registered at the recent se lective service registration. This ex cludes those listed in the first two registrations, they said. Findlay Radio Station Basis Of Suit Herbert Lee Bly, Lima radio pro moter, last week filed suit against the Findlay Radio Co., and others, for accounting, injunction, determin ation of interests and $5,000. Bly, organizer of a radi) station in Lima, says he was called to Find lay on Jan. 15, 1939, to advise on the possibility of a ad io station be ing located in Findhly. He says as a result of such mee1 ings a group of persons organized themse ves for that purpose and hat he was to share in the stock. The first agree ment, he claims, has been jroken. Crash Toll Mounts Mrs. Geraldine Marie Pingle, 23, of Fostoria, died in Findlay Hos pital from injuries suffered recently in an automobile-truck crash during a blinding snowstorm. Adolph Good year, 38, Bloomdale, was instantly killed in the crash. Xmas Seal Sale At New High A total of $3,174.97 worth of Christmas seals were sold in Han cock county during the 1941 cam paign, according to a report read by Mrs. Emma Panes, executive secre tary of the Hancock County Tuber culosis and Health association, at a meeting of the association’s executive committee in the city building. Reporting it to be the largest seal sale ever held in Hancock county, Mrs. Ranes expressed her apprecia tion for the cooperation shown by each county worker. Shortage Of Nurses At Hospital With a shortage of nurses because of the war and an increasing num ber of patients, the Findlay Hospital has been forced to expand the ward aide type of nursing, Miss Mabel Pittman, superintendent, said. The hospital now has 12 ward aides and hopes to add 10 more, young girls who have had a high school educa tion. Ask Farm Labor Deferment A resolution asking selective serv ice boards to give serious considera tion to the deferment of farm labor from military service was adopted last week at the McComb Farmers’ Institute. The resolution stated there has been an ever increasing shortage of labor for “this important indus try.” It followed closely on the heels of another resolution adopted by the Hancock County USDA War Board seeking six-day school weeks so that students would be dismissed earlier in the spring to aid with farm work. HARDIN COUNTY Life In Hawaii Described Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Cribley, form erly of Ada, are having their own troubles in Hawaii, but are enjoying life, Mrs. Cribley states in a letter to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rodney S. Hover of Ada. Five gallons of gasoline must last them one month the last theater performances are at 2 p. m. each is compelled to carry a gas mask, and only sufficient black-out paper was obtained to fix one bedroom. Now they can read at night. 12 Years Service Not Enough Sergt. Oran Hogan of Kenton, a World ar 1 veteran who saw 12 years of service with the United States Marines before he retired to civilian life, was back in the Marines last week. He enlisted Monday at Cleveland for the duration of the war and was transferred to the Great Lakes Training Station near Chicago. He retains his old rank of sergeant. Birth Certificate Rush Continues Since the rush for birth certificates started in Hardin County last June, the probate court office has collected more than $1,200 in birth certificate fees, Probate Judge G. B. DeWitt said. January fees in this division total ed $319.75 and recently the office issued 17 birth certificates and eight registrations to set a new record for one day. PUTNAM COUNTY Railroad Station To Be Remodeled Extensive improvements will be made in the next few weeks at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad pas senger and freight stations in Co lumbus Grove, it was announced Tuesday. The present freight office will be torn down and a new building will be erected on the same site. Rest room facilities will be installed in the passenger station while the sta tion and ticket office will be redecor ated insde. Stork Kills Coyote Among Ducks Aroused by a terrific commotion among his ducks and geese, early Monday morning, Harry Stork, resid ing eight miles northwest of Con tinental, killed a marauding coyote. The animal had killed four ducks. Stork plans to have his trophy mounted. Canning Plant In Leipsic Offcials of the St. Marys Packing company, meeting with Leipsic busi ness men last week, announced that they had leased the property of the James MacDonald Lumber company and will install a canning plant. New buildings will be erected and the present ones will be remodeled, it was stated. Drilling for water wells will be started this week on the grounds, located opposite City park and the waterworks. New machinery for the processing and canning of tomatoes, peas, Lima beans and other vegetables has been received and soon will be installed. 1,135 Registrants In County A total of 1,315 Putnam county men, between the ages of 20 and 44 inclusive, registered a week ago for selective service. Registrations at the five poling places in the county were as follows: Columbus rove, 242 Ottoville, 16^ Leipsic, 182 Continental, 171, and Ottawa, 556. Elrose Revival services will begin Sunday evening at the Bethesda church. Rev. Irvin Kauffman and Rev. Kerns will have charge of the meeting. Plan to attend. Glenn and Faery Nonnamaker called Sunday afternoon at the Chauncey Klingler home near Ada. Milton Benroth spent Friday after noon at the M. J. Stratton home. A. S. Pifer called Monday even ing on Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Koontz. The Olive Branch Ladies Aid So ciety will meet with Mrs. J. R. Fisher, Tuesday afternoon, March 3rd. Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Stratton spent Monday afternoon with T. J. Bell, near Ada. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Fisher called on the T. J. Koontz family Sunday afternoon. Celebrating Kaye Eileen’s birth day Sunday Jeanette and Gareth Basinger were entertained at the A. J. Nonnamaker home. B. J. Stratton, wife sons Ortho and Larry and daughter Elaine were dinner guests Sunday at the M. J. Stratton home. W. C. Klingler and family were afternoon callers. Callers the past week at the Anna Koontz home were: Misses Bess Arnold, Fern Koch, Faery Nonna maker and Floe Stratton, Rev. and Mrs. Paul Zimmerman, of Rawson Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Stratton, Mrs. D. D. Williamson, Mrs. Wade Marshall, Mrs. J. H, Nonnamaker, Mr. and Mrs. Lendon Basinger and family, Koontz, daughter Martha, Mrs. How John Koch, Thomas Koontz, son ard Stauffer and Mrs. N. B. Stein Robert and Mr. and Mrs. Rolland man of Bluffton. ROLL UP YOUR CHICK PROFITS WITH Old Fort 40% Ration Ayd Chick Mix YOU CAN USE HOME GRAIN TO MAKE YOUR OWN RATIONS. For making a starting ration add 250 pounds of ground corn. 50 pounds of pulverized oats, 50 lbs. mid dlings, 25 lbs. bran, 25 lbs. alfalfa meal and 100 lbs. Old Fort 40% Ration-ayd chick mix. Use this formula for the first 3 weeks. After the third week add 1*4 of C-Ka Gene. Use this formula for 6 or 7 weeks to prevent coccidosis. The Bluffton Milling Co. Public Sale Having sold my farm, will sell at public auction at my residence 2 miles west and 1*4 miles north of Beaverdam, or 4 miles east and 114 miles north of Cairo Tuesday, March 3rd AT 12:00 O’CLOCK Black mare, 12 years old, weight 1700. Durham cow, 9 years old, with calf at side. FARM IMPLEMENTS Full line of farming tools, such as wagons and flat bottom manure spreaders plows cultivators hay loader drill mower harness, and other tools, and other articles. HOUSEHOLD GOODS 7 rooms of household goods piano radio South Bend range heating stoves antiques, and all other household furniture. FEED AND GRAIN TERMS—CASH. 500 bushels good corn 150 bushels oats 20 bushels soybeans 100 shocks fodder 10 tons good timothy hay. 75 Wood Posts. TERMS—CASH. Harold McClain, Auctioneer. Lunch served on grounds. THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 1942 CLARK KIDD, Owner PUBLIC SALE The undersigned will sell at public sale at his farm 5 miles south of Rawson Thursday9 March 5 The following property: 2 HORSES—Sorrel gelding 9 years old bay gelding 8 years old. 10 CATTLE—Hereford bull, coming 6 yrs. old 2 Hereford cows, 4 and 6 yrs. old, bred Hereford cow, 5 yrs. old, with bull calf by side 2 Hereford heifers 10 and 12 months old. These cattle are all purebred but not register ed. 4 grade Hereford cows, giving milk and bred. FARM MACHINERY 10-20 McCormick-Deering tractor & O 14 inch tractor plow McCormick-Deering tractor disc: Moline 8 ft. grain binder Moline 12 disc grain drill McCormick-Deering 2 row corn plow John Deere single row corn plow McCormick-Deering corn binder Gale Sure Drop corn planter hay loader manure spreader drag harrow high wheel wagon iron wheel wagon with grain bed and hay ladders Oli ver walking plow single and double shovel plows galvanized hog feeder set work harness horse collars extra set lines and bridles potato crates poultry fence brooder house hard coal brooder stove 3 hog houses galvanized corn crib Crise fence charger, wire and in sulators. HOUSEHOLD GOODS—Good kitchen range, some furniture and other articles. FEED—Several tons clover hay 450 bushels corn 40 bushels oats. POULTRY—100 White Leghorn pullets 50 White Leghorn hens. Sale to Begin at 12:30 P. M. AMOS HELIDAIAN. Owner Thrapp & Warren, Auctioneers Elmer Fett, Clerk ____________________________ .* WANTED—DEAD STOCK WE PAY TOP CASH PRICES Horses $4.00 Cows $2.00 Small Stock removed free of charge. Quick Service Telephone Findlay, MAIN 475, Reverse Charges BUCKEYE REDUCTION COMPANY, Findlay, Ohio “Branch, Fostoria Animal Products. Inc."