2300 Volts Fatal To
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
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
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
trip schedules rearranged to
suit the needs of war industries over
More Parking Meters
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
Sgt. Joseph Price, army recruiter
in Lima was busy Wednesday and
this Year... come to
c°^ a** tb hec n our
NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES
Thursday as 30 women made appli
cation for appointment as officers in
the first women’s army in American
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
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
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
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
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
Plaaa, Now Yor k, or direct to Department No. NEA 1.
No More Tire Quotas
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
Triplett Leads Safety
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
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
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
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
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.
Falls Two Floors
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
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
St. Rita’s hospital attaches report
an X-ray examination revealed a
$1,200 Fire At
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
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
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
■sj!.2Q0 *r0MiHS I $I-8Q8.130
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.
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
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
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
Yarn Received For
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.
Dola F. F. A. Buys
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,
UTl 1 *4.552.000
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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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
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
U1P -CCfitlBHT HU M'MUY co
Kenton Artist Naval
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.
IONOS SOLD TO CATE. OKI
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
$2,452 From Scrap
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
Farm Labor Shortage
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Every Load Insured
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
Insure with Herr and be
RS. HERR, Agent
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Small Stock removed free of charge.
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