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Huge New Lima Plant
The first building for the govern
ment’s $5,000,000 Ohio Gun Plant
in Lima will rise this week, ac
cording to Charles Wooten, resident
engineer for Shreve, Walker and
Anderson, Detroit, engineering firm
in charge of construction.
Contract for the first building was
awarded to Knowlton Construction
Co. of Bowling Green and Belle
fontaine. It will be an all-steel
Most of the large fence which will
encompass the entire plant area has
been finished and work will start
soon on construction of the plant’s
railroad, it was stated. Power lines
are being built and two water wells
Lima Nurse Thought
Held By Japs
Nurse Catherine Nau, daughter of
Mrs. F. C. Nau, of Lima, one of the
Every Load Insured
Bluffton. Ohio
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
F. S. HERR, Agent
Phone 363-W
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courageous U. S. Army nurses who
escaped from the Philippines a few
days before the fall of Corregidor,
was not named in a list of 22 safe
in Australia, released Tuesday by
the War department.
Friends of Mrs. Nau, said the
nurse’s mother had received a Red
Cross communication on Monday. It
was presumed the letter was from
the beleaguered war nurse, altho
no mention of the missive’s contents
was made.
Draft Board Member
Selective Service Draft Board No.
3 was closed at noon Friday in ob
servance of the death of one of the
board members, J. Smith Howe, of
Spencerville, who died Wednesday
noon in his home.
Mr. Howe was a 32nd degree Ma
son and held offices in a number of
Masonic organizations. He also was
captain of Company F, 148ht In
fantry, and served two terms as
mayor of Spencerville.
Lima Garbage Dispute
Lima’s 50,000 residents were hope
ful this week that the city’s year
old garbage controversy was settled
after Ralph W. Secoy, Lima, owner
of an interstate trucking line and
several farms, contracted with City
captain of Company F, 148th In
a month from residences. He agreed
to start hauling within 30 days, end
ing services of more than 50 inde
pendent haulers.
To Widen War Plant
To cope with movement of men
and materials for three large Lima
war industries currently employing
approximately 8,200 persons, WPA,
city, county and highway officials
and War Department engineers are
planning the speediest road building
and improvement program ever un
dertaken there.
The three industries, Lima Loco
motive Works, Inc., Ohio Steel
For map. and descriptive literature, apply to your home travel
agency, automobile club. Chamber of Commerce, railway, ateamahip
or bua office. La Province de Quebec Tourist Bureau. 4® Rockefeller
Plaxa, Now Yor k, or direct to Department No. NEA 1.
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. Welcome 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 th e 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. Ever
to Gaspe itself, North-American wonder-tour!
Foundry Co. and Westinghouse Elec
tric and Manufacturing Co., bunched
along the southwest edge of Lima,
are preparing to add 2,200 workers
within six months. Many new
buildings are being erected.
Major undertaking will be to wid
en the heavily traveled U. S. Route
25, from 22 to 40 feet, for a distance
of 2,800 feet southward from Lima.
Other roads included in the widen
ing program are nearby parallel and
bisecting arteries.
14 Admitted To
Fourteen persons from 11 differ
ent nations were admitted to citizen
ship Tuesday following hearings con
ducted before Judge Neal L. Lora.
Questions were asked of the pros
pective citizens by Joseph P. Jordan,
examiner of the United States de
partment of Justice, Immigation and
Naturalization Service.
Formal admission to citizenship
will be arranged following a final
hearing in November.
Maloney Trial Cost
The trial of James V. Maloney,
27-year-old factory worker now in
the Ohio State penitentiary following
his conviction on a second degree
murder charge, cost 81,697.78, a
check of the cost record, now com
plete, revealed recently.
No action apparently will be taken
in the matter of a new trial as the
period for filing an appeal has now
elapsed, Allen county officials said.
The entire proceedings of the trial
in which Maloney was convicted of
the silk-stocking slaying of Mrs.
Goldie Siler, 46, Lima State hospital
employe, was totaled at $1,697.78 in
State Hospital In
mate Escapes
Acall haij been sent out over the
state Thursday and officials were
searching for John Langfritz, 23, of
Cincinnati, who made good his es
cape Wednesday about 3:15 p. m.
from the Lima State hospital by use
of a rope improvised from strips of
an empty bedtick.
Langfritz had been committed to
the local institution from Longview
State hospital, Cincinnati, in No
vember, 1940, after he had escaped
from there several times.
Section Worker Is
Killed By Train
A Lima member of an Erie Rail
road section crew was killed instant
ly Friday afternoon when he was
struck by the locomotive of an east
bound freight train at McCoy Run,
a mile east of Foraker.
The victim was Sam Zummo, 54,
of Lima, who, witnesses said, had
started the motor of an air-com
pressor and then stepped back to
pick up his gloves near the track on
which the train was approaching.
Apparently he did not see the train.
Lima City Solicitor
Is Dead
Lester W. Shepherd, 40, Lima city
solocitor, died unexpectedly of a
heart attack at 8:30 a. m. Saturday
at his residence. He had suffered a
similar attack two years ago while
hunting, but had been in apparent
good health and active since that
Shepherd, who has served as city
solocitor since 1938, was a member
of the Allen County and Ohio State
fices he has held included representa
Bar associations. Other political of
tive to the state legislature, 1928-30,
and assistant city solicitor, 1935-37.
$83,118 Collected
In Taxes
Tax collections of $19,136.90 dur
ing the week which closed Friday,
total collections since the books have
been opened for the second half of
1941 taxes reached $83,118.49. Allen
County Treasurer Ray W. Barnett
announced Saturday.
Sales tax receipts from his office
also held their own with high pre
vious weeks when they were $7,
254.22 for the week ending Friday.
College Professor
Prof. William B. Newton an
nounced his resignation as freshman
English instructor and dramatics
coach at Findlay College to enter a
Marine officers’ training school at
Quantico, Virginia.
Findlay Loses Eight
With five physicians already in
army service. Findlay will lose three
more soon, it was learned last week.
Official *lf. S. tead+tYuy,
Belmont, $249,800 Brown, $23,200
Butler, $650,100.
Carroll, $26,300 Champaign, $64,
200 Clark, $368,200: Clermont, $64,
800 Clinton, $71,600: Columbiana,
$375,100 Coshocton, $116,200 Craw
ford, $183,100 Cuvahoga, $13,546,100.
Darke, $94,600:' Defiance, $90,700
Delaware, $88,400.
Erie, $297,700.
Fairfield, $192,300: Fayette. $57,
000 Franklin, $2,335,800 Fulton,
Gallia, $41,000 Geauga, $40,700
Greene, $115,200: Guernsey, $72,000.
Hamilton, $7,002,200 Hancock,
$143,600 Hardin. S68.900 Harrison,
$51,700 Henry, $57,800 Highland,
$94,800 Hocking. $44,800 Holmes,
$24,700 Huron, $156,700.
Wheat and other crops suffered
from the wind and hail. In various
parts of the county, crops were mat
ted down by the storm.
WASHINGTON, D. C., June 1.—-Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Secre
tary of the Treasury, today made known June War Bond quotas
for the 3,070 counties in the nation to all State and County War
Savings Staffs.
Jackson, $152,100 Jefferson, $ou3,
Knox, $114,600.
The June quota for the State of Ohio is $42,722,500.
The county quotas, based upon a substantial increase over May
quotas, are expected to reach ten per cent of income when the
nation goes on a billion-dollar-a-month War Bond basis in July to
help meet the war cost. “Everybody, every pay day, ten per
cent,” is the battle cry throughout the country. You can buy War
Bonds at your Bank, Building & Loan Association, Post Office and
at many department stores.
Quotas by counties are: ____________________________
Adams, $29,700 Allen, $325,800
Ashland, $147,400 Ashtabula, $246,
200 Athens, $101,000 Auglaize, $81,
Lake, $142,500 Lawrence, $53,000
Dr. B. F. Mow ry has been commis
sioned a major and ordered to active
duty Monday at Patterson Field,
Dayton Dr. Walter F. Galbreath
and Dr. R. S. Rilling also have ap
plied for commissions.
Wind, Hail Cause
Power lines, crops and buildings
suffered in Hardin county last week
as a heavy rain, accompanied by
wind, lightning and hail swept over
the county, bringing a brief breath
ing spell in the hot weather.
A large bam of the Cliff Sponsler
farm southwest of Kenton was le
velled by wind. The barn, a high
structure with a heavy roof, appar
ently gave way to the freak wind
that did no other damage to build
ings in the neighborhood. Two
calves and two hogs were killed as
the structure crashed to the ground.
Also destroyed were a hay loader
and a hay rake. No hay was in the
barn at the time.
Curfew Governs Ceme
tery Visits
A curfew law for those who de
sire to visit Grove cemetery was im
posed in Kenton last week by Sheriff
Randall Clark and cemetery trustees
as the result of recent acts of van
dalism in which markers and tomb
stones were overturned.
Hereafter, the sheriff warned, per
sons found in the cemetery after 9
p. m. will bi subject to arrest and
prosecution as trespassers.
Arrested For Shooting
Robert Jones Bettsville, was ar
rested by 1 uty Game Warden
Frank Ramge for shooting a pheas
ant out of season. He was fined
$25 in Justice of the Peace Roy
Haudenschield’s court, paid the fine
and was released. Ramge said the
youth shot the pheasant from the
highway. Tht pheasant, a large
rooster, was given to Kenton hos
Teachers Unpaid For
Two Months
Dudley School district near Mt.
Victory, where teachers were not
paid for the last two months of the
scholastic year because of lack of
funds, approved by a vote of 100 to
52 a I’s-mill two-year school levy.
Falls From Dam
And Drowns
Body of Albert Brown, 35, who
slipped from the Independence state
dam near Continental and was
drowned was recivered by Rudy
Clevinger, Independence park super
intendent. The body had lodged
against the lower side of the struc
ture. Brown is reported to have
slipped from the dam while fishing.
Pre-Flight Training
In Schools
Putnam county schools will insti
tute aeronautic pre-flight training by
the United States commissioner of
education and the state department
of education.
This was assured by Supt. Carl D.
Vermilya of the Putnam county
Licking, $228,500 Logan, $63,600
Lorain, $611,300 Lucas, $2,824,900.
Madison, $55,600 Mahoning, $1,
253,700 Marion, $191,800 Medina,
$144,000 Meigs, $27,100 Mercer,
$82,300 Miami, $230,200 Monroe,
$22,200 Montgomery, $1,790,300
Morgan, $18,700 Mo’rrow, $25,300
Muskingum, $244,100.
Noble, $12,700.
Ottawa, $79,400.
Paulding, $21,900 Perry, $48,200
Pickaway, $42,900 Pike, $17,800
Portage, $178,200 Preble, $92,000
Putnam, $83,100.
Richland, $387,600 Ross, $150,900
Sandusky, $139,900 Scioto, $206,
900 Seneca. $201,400 Shelby, $76,
600 Stark, $1,482,500 Summit, $1,
Trumbull, $532,400 Tuscarawas,
Union, $26,400.
Van Wert, $95,01)0 Vinton, $9,900.
Warren, $90,400 Washington,
$125,900 Wayne, $204,000 Williams,
$66,200 Wood, $113,100 Wyandot,
$57,900. U. 5.
Treaty Dcfartment
schools. He said a meeting of all
executive heads of the schools in this
county will be called within the next
two or three weeks to make plans.
Shooters Will Be
Prosecution was promised anyone
who discharges firearms inside the
corporation limits of Ottawa by
Mayor Thomas F. McElroy.
The mayor issued this warning
after telling the village council at
its regular meeting that steps must
be taken to prevent further injury
to local residents from this source.
The warning came as the aftermath
of an accident which occurred last
Donald Fisher, 12-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fisher, of Ot
tawa, was injured by a stray bullet
which struck him. Investigation
was believed a bullet from their
showed two men had been shooting
mark inside the municipality and it
guns hit the boy, who was not in
jured seriously.
15 Vacancies In Put
nam Schools
Announcement there are 15 vacan
cies in the various Putnam county
school districts while four instructor
changes have been made in the last
few days was made by Supt. Carl
D.Vermilya of the county system.
Coaches and commercial teachers
are most in demand at schools which
have vacancies.
Child Recovers
From Hurts
Lavada Parker, five-year-old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Parker
of Columbus Grove, was removed
recently from Memorial hospital to
her home. The girl has been a pa
April 22 when she was struck by an
automobile in Route 25, a mile north
tient in Memorial hospital since
of Lima, and lay unconscious for
several days.
Attaches at the hospital said that
she had made remarkable progress
in her recovery from near-fatal in
4-H Camp At Lake
St. Marys
The annual Putnam county 4-H
camp will be held later in he sum
mer at Lake St. Marys, Harbor
View, near Celina, unless rationing
restrictions force cancellation of the
This was learned from County
meeting of 4-H leaders and officers.
Agent L. C. Holtkamp following a
He said the annual 4-H tour has
been cancelled but tentative plans
are being made for the camp. How
ever, if developments in the nation’s
war effort make it necessary, the
camp may be discontinued for the
For Vigor and Health—
include meat in your menu.
Always ready to serve you.
Bigler Bros.
Fresh and Salt Meats
AAA Plans Sale Of
Grain Storage Bins
The critical grain storage situation
brightened today with an announce
ment from Clair A. Patterson, Chair
man of the Allen County AAA Com
mittee, that pre-fabricated wooden
storage bins probably would be offer
ed for sale soon to local farmers by
the AAA.
Commodity Credit Corporation is
now negotiating for the purchase of
the bins. If the material is made
available to C. C. C. the bins will be
shipped to county AAA committees.
He rported that C. C. C. hoped to pur
chase enough bins to store approxi
mately 100 million bushels of grain.
Sale of the C. C. C. bins will be lim
ited to purchasers who are eligible for
for a commodity loan on one or more
commodities on which a 1942 loan has
been announced. The local AAA com
mittee will handle all sales in the
Immediately upon receipt, the bins
will be offered for sale to eligible pro
ducers at the purchase price plus the
freight costs, the AAA chairman said.
Capacity of the bins will range
from 1,000 bushels to 2,500 bushels.
They will be manufactured in sec
tions by the contractors before ship
ment from the factories, and they will
require very little labor in erection.
Foundations, hawever, must be con
structed and the roof completed.
Wooden shingles will be furnished by
the manufacturer.
Bins ordered by the county AAA
office which are not sold to producers
will be erected by the county com
mittee for the storage of grain or oth
er commodities acquired by the C. C.
C. under loan and price supporting
programs, Patterson stated.
Check with W ar Board
On Farm Construction
Construction of farm houses and
barns for the duration of the war
will be curtailed by conservation
order No. L-41 which forbids the
building of farm homes costing more
than $500 and of other farm con
struction costing more than $1,000
The undersigned will sell at Public Auction on the Homer Shelly
farm located 4 miles east of Ada on State Rt. 81 and */j mile north
Monday, Jone 15th
Beginning at 1:00 p. m., the following property:
F-12 Tractor on rubber, completely overhauled set of cultivat
ors for above tractor, like new Roderick Lean tractor disc set
Oliver tractor plows set John Deere tractor plows single bottom
18 inch tractor plow grain binder corn binder ten-hole fertilizer
grain drill cultipacker steel harrow McCormick-Deering Manure
Spreader McCormick Mowing Machine, 5 ft. cut Turnbull wagon,
with grain bed low-wheel wagon set hay ladders set heavy work
harness several horse collars several good log chains hog self
feeder steel water tank metal hog fountain forks and shovels set
extension ladders iron kettle Royal Blue electric cream separator
lard press sausage grinder anvil 3 vises lot of steel fence posts
2 rolls of hog fence braces bits wrenches all kinds of small tools.
This is a good bunch of small tools many other articles.
GRAIN—400 bu. good corn 100 bu. good barley.
Thrapp & Warren, Aucts. H. J. Sousley, Clerk
without the approval of the county
war board in the county where the
construction is to be done.
I. P. Blauser, extension specialist
in agricultural engineering, Ohio
State University, says conservation
order No. L-41 apparently does not
affect the replacement of farm build
ings destroyed after December 31,
1941, by fire, flood, storms, or other
uncontrollable agencies. Off-farm
primary storage for farm products,
costing up to $5,000 also is exempt
from restrictions under the order.
Mr. Blauser says some farmers
have had difficulty in obtaining from
dealers materials for construction
that is exempt from restrictions.
Farmers should give these dealers
the following statement when the
goods are bought, “I am familiar
with conservation order No. L-41.
These materials will not be used in
connection with restricted construc
Conservation order No. L-79 for
bids the sale of furnaces, oil burn
ers, coal stokers, and many items
of heating and plumbing equipment
to be used for nonessential purposes.
The order does not prevent the sale
of plumbing supplies to be used for
the installation of many kinds of
farm machinery and equipment.
Farmers should furnish dealers in
plumbing equipment the following
statement when material is purchas
ed, “The following (listed) equip
ment is necessary for the installa
tion of one or more of the following
items of farm machinery and equip
ment: milking machine, water-cool
ed engines, cream separator, milk
coolers, butter making equipment,
water pumps, drinking cups, water
ing bowls, hay troughs, stock tanks,
stock tank heaters, incubators,
brooders, poultry waterers, and bee
keepers supplies”.
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