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ALLEN COUNTY 2300 Volts Fatal To Workman A verdict of accidental death by electric shock was given in the case of Vilas “Bill” Smith, 53, who suc cumbed to a 2300-volt shock late Wednesday afternoon while working at the Superior Coach Corp, in Lima. Smith met death, Harry Lewis, Allen county coroner said, when the cable of a motorized crane with which he was working on a construc tion job came in contact with a high tension wire. School Buses May Carry War Workers Due to the increasingly critical motor transportation problem which now faces Ohio workers, the various school districts of Allen county have offered the use of the 64 board owned buses if necessary, County Supt. Willard M. Floyd said Wed nesday. Numerous buses, customarily idle during summer months, now are be ing used in transporting workers to war plants, the Public Utilities offi cials said. Special “carrier” certifi cates are being issued to school bus drivers “for the duration” and reg ular carrier routes are being extend ed and trip schedules rearranged to suit the needs of war industries over the state. More Parking Meters In Lima Mayor Frank McClain announced last week that 48 more parking me ters will be placed in service in Lima within 10 days, bringing the total in the city to 365. 30 Women Want To Join Army Sgt. Joseph Price, army recruiter in Lima was busy Wednesday and r» TODAY,and If you’reVacationing this Year... come to c°^ a** tb hec n our ,wwi’r,ceS’ i, Que B’4* NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES Thursday as 30 women made appli cation for appointment as officers in the first women’s army in American history. Recruiting officers thruout the country reported hundreds of calls from housewives, shopgirls, stenog raphers and debutantes between the ages of 21 and 49. Recruiting open ed Wednesday and will close Thurs day. Prompt Action Saves Man From Fire Quick thinking and prompt action of Mrs. Mary Bucher probably saved her father-in-law, William Metcalfe, of Delphos, from serious burns when gasoline splashed on the front of his clothing and caught fire. Mrs. Bucher seized a blanket from an auto and with Metcalfe on the ground smothered the flames. Scorched eyebrows and spoiled cloth ing were the extent of his injuries. Mrs. Bucher was assisting Met calfe to fill a tractor tank with gas oline when the fluid spilled over onto a hot manifold, causing the blaze, and splashing gasoline on the front of Metcalfe’s clothing. The tractor was badly damaged. Car Rails Salvaged In Lima Lima’s first WPA defense project will start Monday, when approxi mately 80 workers begin tearing up the street-car rails and brick sur face© of Bellefontaine avenue it was disclosed by William B. Schmuhl, WPA district manager. The closing of the city-wide water line project Saturday, will signal the beginning of the new project as workers will be transferred from one sectionto the other. A conservative engineering esti mate has placed the steel to be re moved from the street at 115 tons. This will be sold by the city and shipped at the direction of the war Production board according to an agreement entered into by Mayor Frank E. McClain. our great industries and friendly people work night day for Victory—yet everywhere, the quaint charm and rustic beauty of La Province de Quebec remain unspoiled. W elcome to your French Canadian Vacation! Choose the vacation you prefer! Just north of the border lie the smiling Eastern Townships, lakeland of vacation charm Visit Montreal, the metropolis of Canada, and the City of Quebec, storied rock of history. North of Montreal are the Laurentians and the Gatineau, mountain vacationlands. There’s Les Trois-Rivieres to explore and the forested Saint-Maurice Valley .. the hinterland gems of La Vallee de la Chaudiere, Les Bois Francs and La Beauce Then on to Quebec City, to Charlevoix Saguenay, to Lac Saint-Jean and Laurentides Park. Even to Gaspe itself, North-American wonder-tour! NO PASSPORTS REQUIRED BY U.S. CITIZENS NO TOLLS ON PROVINCIAL BRIDGES NO INDIVIDUAL LIQUOR PERMI TS REQUIRED HERE. VACATION DOLLARS CO FARTHER DUE TO THE RATE OF EXCHANGE. For map. and daoeriptive literature, apply to your home travel agency, automobile club. Chamber of Commerce, railway, ateamabip Or bua office. La Province de Quebec Touri.t Bureau, 48 Roekefollaa LAP Plaaa, Now Yor k, or direct to Department No. NEA 1. DE TOURIST BUREAU QUflKC CANADA No More Tire Quotas Released State Rationing Administrator Harry T. Beckman Wednesday issued orders prohibiting County Coordinat or Harry Fox and other local ration ing boards thruout the state from releasing publicly any information on county tire and tube quotas. Beckmann’s order followed a com munication from John E. Hamm, senior deputy administrator of the Office of Price Administration, who said that announcements covering tire and tube quotas by county co ordinators and local rationing boards had served only to confuse the pub lic. Triplett Leads Safety Contest The completed report for the fourth month of the eighth Allen County Industrial Safety campaign, shows a decided decrease in both the accident frequency and the accident severity rates. One hundred forty four firms with 15,623 employes com pleted 11,019,197 manhours and re ported 25 less than seven day cases, 16 compensation cases, seven broken bones, four amputations and no deaths for an accident frequency of 22.14 and an accident severity of .04837. Triplett Electrical Instrument Co. again leads the honor roll with em ployes having completed 434,142 man hours without a reportable injury. Newspaper Price Is Boosted The Lima News published an an nouncement that, effective June 1, its price per copy will be four cents instead of three the Sunday issue will be eight cents instead of seven, and the weekly rate will be 25 cents instead of 20 cents. Governor To Speak In Delphos Governor John W. Bricker, has tentatively accepted an invitation to address the 69th annual convention of the Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firemen’s Association in Delphos June 17, Mayor W. D. Swihart, chairman of the convention commit tee, has announced. 1,711 Lots Sold For $51,006 Proceeds from land sales under the delinquent tax law reached $51, 006 as a total of 1,711 lots had been disposed of in the series of sales be ing conducted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Allen county courthouse by Auditor Floyd B. Griffin. Falls Two Floors In Sleep It was cool on the fire escape at an East Market street hotel the oth er night, and heedless of the night’s alarms, Ralph Kelly, Lima construc tion worker, pillowed his head on the solacing iron. Suddenly police and fire sirens ga lore rent the stilly night on their way to the Shook-Mosier laundry plant fire. Evidently familiar with sirens, Kelly rolled as he aroused and plunged two stories to the brick pavement. St. Rita’s hospital attaches report an X-ray examination revealed a fractured vertebrae. $1,200 Fire At Laundry Fire, probably caused by spontan eous combustion, caused damage esti mated at $1,200 to clothing in the Shook-Mosier Laundry in Lima last Friday. The fire was in a brick building erected on the site of the frame structure which burned Christ mas day. Hunger Striker Ends Life Joseph Dorner, 60, who had been on a hunger strike in the Lima State Hospital for Criminal Insane for several days, killed himself last Fri day by slashing an artery with a razor blade, Coroner Harry Lewis said in returning a suicide verict. He was transferred to Lima from the Massillon State Hospital 10 years ago. WPB Authorizes New Homes Ralph Dettlebach, president of American Township Homes, Inc., Saturday announced his firm had been granted WPB priorities which will enable immediate construction of 13 new homes in Lima. THE BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON, OHIO ©yiCTORY WAR 'BONDS AND .STAMPS ■sj!.2Q0 *r0MiHS I $I-8Q8.130 *77'-/ $l-46.500 V The above map of the country shows the War Bond Quota by states for the month of June totalling S800,000, 000. Everybody every pay day is expected to invest at least ten per cent o* his income in War Bonds to aid in financing America’s offensive against the Axis powers. American Township Homes, Inc., plans to build during the summer and early fall of this year, 25 new residences in Lima under FHA financing and construction regula tions thru priority granted by WPB because of Lima’s war production activity. The homes will be offered for sale to the public after they are placed on option for 30 days to war production workers. They will be in the $6,000 class. HANCOCK COUNTY Pole Falls On Lineman Roy Palmer, Findlay, electric com pany lineman, was injured when a pole he was on fell and landed across his chest. He fell 25 feet. Weds Soldier Over Telephone A wedding ceremony was per formed by telephone in the probate court in Findlay, 3,000 miles of wire carrying the vows of Miss Marjorie Crawfis, 19, of Findlay and Private John Wittebort, in an army camp in San Francisco, Calif. A long planned wedding in Findlay was cancelled because the eoldier-groom was unable to attend. All prelim inary requirements to meet Ohio laws were made thru messages and letters sent by the American Red Cross as moderator. Youth Wounded By Shotgun Carl Wilcox, son of R. J. Wilcox north of Findlay was in a critical condition in Findlay Hospital from wounds received when a shotgun in the hands of Joe Copus, 14, also of Deshler, discharged accidentally. The two boys were crawling thru weeds with the Wilcox boy in front when the gun discharged. They had been shooting birds. New Church In Use The first service in the newly con structed Benton Ridge Evangelical church will be held Sunday morning, Rev. E. T. Shepard, church pastor, has announced. Sunday school will be at 9:30 a. m. and church services will be conducted at 8 p. m. The former church was destroyed by fire on March 2, 1940. Dedica tory services have been postponed indefinitely because of a delay in the delivery of pews and chancel furni ture. Yarn Received For Soldiers’ Sweaters Four hundred pounds more of olive drab yarn has been received at Red Cross headquarters in Findlay, acording to announcement by Mrs. John Maxwell, Sr., knitting chair man of the chapter. The yarn is for making sweaters for soldiers in the U. S. army. It will be issued at Red Cross chap ter headquarters in the Ewing building every day and women may call there for it. HARDIN COUNTY Dola F. F. A. Buys War Bonds Two one hundred dollar war bonds were bought by the Dola F. R. chapter. The bonds were purchased from the chapter treasury and will be held for at least the duration of the war. When cashed in they will be spent for some useful purpose for the chapter. Money for the bonds was raised by selling scrapmetal, spraying, re deeming sales tax stamps, and win ning various prizes. Official U. S. Treasury War Bond Quotas for June (3^07^* N3ATH OAiiOT* '.MINNESOTA*' -847,4^ i *1.984.500 115,267.500, *f»A*3KA UTl 1 *4.552.000 i Lr WISCONSIN/^ ii5.ni, io The resolution declares necessity of a three-mill levy for general oper ating expenses of Ada during the next two years and set August 11 as date for the special election. Motorcyclist Hurt In Crash Clarence Drake, 40, Lima, was in jured critically in a motorcycle-auto mobile accident in U. S. Route 30-S, one mile west of Kenton. Sheriff Randall Clark said Mr. Drake’s mo torcycle struck the rear of a car operated by John Murphy, Kenton. He suffered a fractured jaw, a skull fracture and a possible broken neck. Three React To T. B. Tests Of 141 students in the Ada schools receiving tuberculosis patch tests last week only three showed a posi tive marking, and one other showed signs. These will likely be x-rayed to determine the extent of the dis ease. Awakes To Find Him self In England John Sleasman, 23, a junior at Fenn College in Cleveland and son of Mrs. J. W. Sleasmon, of Ada, ex perienced a thrill which may become routine before long. John is attending school and work ing in a war plant. Recently he was told to report for an air trip the next morning. He slept in an electrically heated suit across packing boxes and awoke in the morning in England. Eight hours later he was enroute home after helping to set up equip ment there. PUTNAM COUNTY Columbus Grove Mayor Dies Earl Kuhn, 50, mayor of Colum bus Grove, died Wednesday of last week in St. Rita’s hospital at Lima following an extended illness. Mr. Kuhn was serving his second term as mayor. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ida Kuhn of Columbus Grove, three sisters and one brother. Boy Hit By Stray Bullet Donald Fisher, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fisher, was struck by a stray .22-calibre rifle bullet while he was riding his bi cycle on North Locust street, Thurs day afternoon, in Ottawa, Sheriff Arnold Potts reported. The youngster said he was riding his bike south on Locust street when he felt something hit him in the right thigh. It stung, he said, but he thought it was a flying stone. Several hours later, the wound MICHIO*** iZS.nLbOOj IOWA 112.000.000 r— i 5.571,5j» «ns»s f-------- I 56 *75.tQ3 MISSOUII il22.658.300 I OKLAHOMA I 67,486,600 'UIKAHSAS k M8I5.600 1351'1* TEXAS US57J01L ^25.002. 200 //r/ Frederick Machetanz, Kenton ar tist and author of Alaskan stories, made ready to report June 17 to the Quonset Point Naval Air Station in Rhode Island after being commis sioned a lieutenant, aviation volun teer specialist, U. S. Naval Reserves. He passed his final physical examin ation in Toledo Monday. Ada Seeks Special Levy A resolution calling for a special election Aug. 11, was presented by the Ada town council to Clerk G. R. Lichty of the Hardin county elec tions board who said election offi cials would meet shortly to pass on the request FLORIDA $7,863,800 U1P -CCfitlBHT HU M'MUY co Kenton Artist Naval Airman The ultimate quota for the nation will be on a basis of one billion dollars per month effective in July. This sum is necessary to provide for all-out production of planes, guns, ships and munitions adequate to arm our fighting men with the tools necessary to win the war. (J .507.900 129,100 fU.7M.W0 Mt* ^18.588.300 117.381,300 36,562,400 ^12.249,000 512.002.100 r'*1 .Z' 16.074.500 5 8.190.500 135110 OFFICIAL TREASURY DEPARTMENT FIGURES IONOS SOLD TO CATE. OKI *5,000,000,000 NATIONAL BONO QUOTA fOS JUNE *800.000.000 began to hurt and he complained to his father, an Ottawa mail carrier. Taken to a physician, the wound was probed and the bullet found. His condition is not serious. Sheriff Potts said his investiga tion revealed that two Ottawa men had been shooting at a mark two blocks west of where the boy was riding when he was hit by the bul let. $2,452 From Scrap Metal Announcement that a gross of $2,452 was realized from the sale of scrap metal recently in Putnam county was made Tuesday by the committee in charge of the sale. After espenses of the sale have been deducted, the remainder will be used to purchase war stamps. These in turn will be distributed to the farmers who contributed metal ac cording to the amount that they sold. Columbus Grove Coach Goes To Shawnee Darrell Lowell, who has been the coach and an instructor in the local public school has accepted a similar position at Shawnee for the next fall term. Farm Labor Shortage Serious While not as serious as in counties where defense plants are drawing on all available manpower, there is a definite shortage of farm laborers in Putnam county. This consensus of farm leaders was obtained in a checkup Thursday. It was their opinion that the real “pinch” of the shortage will come when the heavier work of harvesting crops arrives later in the summer and early fall. Women are doing more of the heavy tasks while younger members of the family are taking on more re sponsibilities around the farm than ever before to help avert the labor HOPRO, madt with THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1942 shortage now. At the same time many Mexican laborers have been brought to this county by the Ohio Sugar company to work in the sugar beet fields and release other workers for other jobs on farms. Pandora Vincent Schumacher, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Schumacher start ed working in a machine shop in Saginaw, Mich., this week. Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Hatfield of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., spent the week end in their parental homes. The senior class returned home Sunday evening, after spending last week touring the state of Ohio. The trip was both educational and en joyable. Miss Keel and Mr. Grot hous were the chaperons, Mr. Don aldson, the bus driver, and Mrs. Donaldson accompanied the group. Many young people of the Mis sionary Church attended the Young People’s Rally of the Missionary Church Association in Ft. Wayne, Indiana over the week-end. Miss Ruth Birel returned home Friday night from E. Canton, where she had been teaching in a school there. The approaching marriage of Miss Faith Schumacher, daughter of Mrs. Irene Schumacher to Edwin Small of Jackson, Michigan, was announced at the Missionary Church Sunday evening. The wedding will take place June 20. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Basinger of Fostoria visited relatives here Sun day. Wheat with a high moisture con tent attracts grain weevils. Clean bins, dry wheat, and fumigation of infested storages will reduce losses. LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE HAULING Every Load Insured STAGER BROS. Bluffton, Ohio INSURANCE Do not let your auto mobile insurance lapse. Whether you drive a little or a lot your insurance is still essential. Be sure you are adequately pro tected. Insure with Herr and be Sure. RS. HERR, Agent Phone 363-W For Vigor and Health— include meat in your menu. Always ready to serve you. Bigler Bros. Fresh and Salt Meats LOSING TIME, NEIGHBOR? X_____________________ rf Let us show you how a proved ingredient called HOPRO saves labor, stretches your grain and helps eliminate "tail-end” pigs. Feeds, provides a Blend of the known B-Complex Vitamins including Niacin (formerly called Nicotinic Old Fort 40% Hog Mix hofro in our Pig and Hog Acid) one of the factors recommended for the pre vention and control of "Necro”. Feeders praise the even ness and uniformity of pigs fed our HOPRO WANTED—DEAD STOCK WE PAY TOP CASH PRICES Horses $6.00 Cows $4.00 Small Stock removed free of charge. 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