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PAGE SIX
ALLEN COUNTY
Shave Costly For
Delphos Man
Walter Hummer of Delphos had a
costly shave recently. Parking his
car near the “Bud” Metzger barber
shop, by the time he was shaved
his car was gone and later discov
ered stripped of his tires.
Police investigation revealed that
it had been driven to West Side cem
etery, near Flat Ford creek, the four
tires and one spare carried off.
Carnival Raided, Con
cessions Closed
Twenty-five carnival concessions
were closed by Sheriff William V.
Daley at the Great Lakes Exposition
showing .just outside of Lima. Sher
iff Daley said he acted in response
to numerous gambling complaints,
and that he closed all concessions ex
hibiting gaming devices of any de
scription.
Records Played In
Court
Strains of music, the sound of an
airplane in flight as well as other
peculiar noises invaded the dignified
corridors of the Allen county court
house Wednesday of last week as
evidence of an entirely new type was
introduced in a law suit.
Recordings made in the bedroom
of the six plaintiffs in an injunc
tion suit which seeks to stop activi
ties of the Outdoor theatre, south of
Lima in Route 25, were introduced
as evidence of the sound which the
plaintiffs claim is a nuisance to
them.
The recordings were made, Harry
Meredith, plaintiffs’ attorney said,
while the pictures “Flying Cadets”
and “How Green Was My Valley”
were being shown at the theatre.
He is attempting to show by the evi
dence that his clients are disturbed
in their rest by the sounds from the
theatre. The recordings were taken
in a room at a distance of 1,000 feet
from the site of the picture spot,
witnesses said.
Red Cross Asks More
Help
An urgent appeal for enlistment
of 500 Allen county women in the
works division of the Red Cross
was sounded Thursday by Mrs. E.
B. Taylor, chairman.
The women were asked to report
Monday morning at the Red Cross
NEWS NOTES FROM FOUR COUNTIES
work room in the West Ohio Gas
Co.
Mrs. Taylor stated that the work
quota of Allen county has been
raised and that further demands will
be made for surgical dressings. The
quota for August is 55,000 surgical
dressings.
Foiled In Attempt To
Steal Cow
Allen county officials were search
ing Friday for the persons who on
Wednesday night took down a gate
and opened two fences in an effort
to take an eight-year-old Jersey
Holstein cow from the Harhouse
farm east of Lima.
More Bullets In
Delphos
For the second time within a week,
a person’s life was endangered by
firearms and identity of the person
using the gun remains a mystery,
police reported last week in Delphos.
John Hittie, driving to his work
had a bullet come through his wind
shield close to the driver. Last week
when a bullet from a rifle fell at the
feet of Frank Pfeiffer while he was
on the front porch of his home.
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PLANO-SPHERE
“THE WORLD AT A GLANCE”
Keep up to date with the armed forces throughout
the world.
BRAND NEW—EVERYBODY WANTS ONE.
SATURDAY, JULY 25
Collect Records For
Soldiers
Headquarters for the collection of
old phonograph records, as means of
providing good music to men in the
armed forces, have been established
on the first floor of the National
Bank building on the Public Square
in Lima.
The room will be open daily from
9 a. m. to 5 p. m. except Sundays,
until August 1.
ibrilliasti
Bronze
With the purchase of six gallons of either
POLYMERIZED LEADED REGULAR or
ETHYL GASOLENE
FOR THOSE WHO WANT THE BEST
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BRILLIANT BRONZE STATIONS
Bus Schedule Is
Slower
Service on Lima’s bus lines has
been changed from 15-minute service
to 20-minute service as speed of
buses was slowed in compliance with
a federal request for conservation of
tires and equipment.
Mother Slayer Sent
To Lima
BRILLIANT BRONZE SERVICE STATION
South Main Street & Bentley Road, Bluffton, Ohio
Phone 72 Arlington, O. or 455-Y Bluffton, O., for Tank
Truck Deliveries.
ORLO O. DUKES. ARLINGTON, OHIO
Third Grade (CHEAP) Gasolene is NOT sold at—
BRILLIANT BRONZE STATIONS
Found insane, Arch Rhodes Mat
teson, 33, of Wooster, was committed
to the Lima state hospital for crim
inal insane for beating to death his
mother, Mrs. Ina Florence Matteson,
62. He told police after the May 7
slaying that he was inspired by a
“supreme command.”
Bov Dies In Auto
Crash
Joseph Venturella, 7, son of Mrs.
Ladd Bolinger, was killed and Mrs.
Annette Ross, 53, was injured criti
cally when the car driven by Mrs.
Ross’ son, Charles, 19, collided in
Lima with another* driven by Harold
Jennings, Jr. 19.
Cvclists Must Stay
Off Walks
Bicycle riders cannot peddle their
vehicles on the sidewalk of the busi
ness district in Delphos following
complaints to police of riders hitting
and injuring pedestrians.
Results Of Scrap Drive
Announced
A total of 257,313 pounds of scrap
metal and scrap rubber has been
collected to date in the Lima and
Allen county “Salvage For ictory”
campaign.
F. Dan Haselmire, salvage com
mittee chairman, made this announce
ment Wednesday as the drive con
tinued throughout the county.
Of the 257,313 pounds, 252,684
pounds were in metal and 4,629 in
scrap rubber.
The scrap rubber poundage does
not include rubber collected in the
special government drive which end
ed July 10. Total in this campaign,
which has not yet been announced,
is expected to exceed 600,000 pounds.
HANCOCK COUNTY
Findlay Block Razed
By Fire
The Recreation Bowling Alleys, a
12-lane establishment in Findlay in
the old Hosier block, a two-story
brick structure now owned by the
R. C. H. Realty company, is in
charred ruins as the result of a fire
early Tuesday which caused damage
variously estimated at between $35,
000 and $40,000.
Besides the loss incurred by the
bowling alley establishment on the
second floor operated by John Hend
erson, four or five automobiles,
trucks and buses in the O. F. Long
storage garage directly below the
alleys were damaged badly by fire.
Thief Steals Watch,
Trousers
A burglar entered the home of
John Chio in Findlay Thursday and
swiped his trousers in which he had
$50 and a gold watch. Chio heard
the screen door slam, but was un
able to get a glimpse of the intruder.
Railroad Worker Dies
In Crash
Samuel A. Wilson, 50, of Findlay,
died of a fractured skull and seven
others were treated at the Miller
McComb hospital from injuries re
ceived when members of a Nickel
Plate railroad section gang were
thrown from a derailed trailer car
2'2 miles east of McoCmb Friday
morning.
The accident occurred at 7:40 a. m.
as the men were going to work on
the section. They were about a mile
from their destination when the pin
which poined the trailer with the
motor car came out allowing the
coupling bar to drop and dig into a
railroad tie, heaving the trailer up
and throwing the men off. All of
the men except the foreman, Dick
Swain, of McComb were riding on
the trailer.
Guards Leave For
Camp
Company I, Third Regiment, of
Findlay, Ohio State Guard, will leave
Sunday for a week’s training at
Camp Hocking in Hocking County.
The company has two vacancies, ac
cording to Capt. B. F. Voorhees.
HARDIN COUNTY
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Buck Rake Starts Fire
The Kenton volunteer fire depart
ment was called to the W. H. Beck
farm in Cessna township where
flames, originating from a motor
backfire, had destroyed a small quan
tity of hay and badly damaged a
buck rake belonging to Clyde Lotz.
Farmerette Has Prize
Potatoes
Miss Lulu Green, farmerette of
south of Kenton, can’t train pigs but
she can grow prize potatoes.
This she demonstrated this week
when she displayed nine large po
tatoes which were dug from one
root of a potato hill at her home.
They were Irish cobblers of a uni
form size about four inches thru.
“I didn’t dig the entire hill,” Miss
Green explained, “and therefore I
don’t know how many of these fine
potatoes are in a hill of them!”
BLUFFTON NEWS, BLUFFTON. OHIO
OUR DEMOCRACY'
THEY ALSO SERVE
(SOLDIER, SAILOR.
MARINE,MECHANIC,
SHIPWRIGHT,
RAILROADER.
TRUCKER,—
OUT FRONT
FOR AMERICA.
Mi
IBur every business man,every farmer,
EVERY PREACHER, EVERY FAMILY DOCTOR,EVERY
INSURANCE MAN, EVERY NURSE,EVERY TEACHER,
EVERY STENOGRAPHER—ALL WRO WORK —-ARE
MAINTAINING OUR FAITH, HEALTH .SECURITY.
AS WE WE ARE MAt (/NG OEMOCRACY WORK.
Scrap Rubber Drive
Successful
The Hardin county scrap rubber
collection drive netted a total of
221,220 pounds, or over 110 tons.
This amount passed the expectations
of the collection committee, it was
announced by V. W. Brown of Ken
ton, chairman of the collection cam
paign.
An additional amount of 13,070
was turned in by the various junk
dealers over the county as their part
in their drive, making a total of
234,290 pounds.
Ada Trucker Killed
In IMishap
James Calvert. 42, of Ada, truck
driver, died in Middletown Hospital,
the fourth victim of an auto-truck
collision last week in which three
Dayton youths were killed. Calvert’s
truck and a coupe occupied by Wueb
ben, 20 John L. Flatter, 18, and Al
bert C. Frieden, 20, crash two miles
north of Franklin.
Potato Sprayer For
50 Rows
To meet the labor problem, J. M.
Stambaugh took a caterpillar tread
chassis to Lansing, Mich., and had a
large potato spray outfit with 1,600
gallon capacity which sprays 50
rows in a swath on his McGuffy
acreage. The machine weighs nine
tons and is pulled by tractor. Earl
Atha’s large semi-trailer truck was
used to return the outfit to Mcuffey.
He also has purchased a large
tank outfit and is able to mix his
own spray and haul it to the field,
replenishing the outfit speedily.
Chief Gets New “Set
Of Teeth”
Fire Chief Ralph Jones of Kenton
this week scanned the mouths of his
friends, seeking identity of the per
son who mailei him a set of false
teeth.
Jones, who had the last of his
teeth extracted this week and shortly
will be n the market for some “store
molars”, received the package from
“a friend” this morning. In it were
upper and lower plates, both some
what the worse for use.
Recorder Has Busy
Year
The report of the Hardin county
recorder’s office for the year ending
June 30, showed the following in
part: 59 deeds of 6,014 acres with
consideration amounting to $425,
233.71, were filed 100 deeds on 167
lots with consideration amounting to
$11,186.13, were filed and 685 deeds
wherein the consideration was stipu
lated as $1 were filed, for a total of
844 deeds filed for record during the
year.
PUTNAM COUNTY
Pandora Cannery Is
Ready To Open
The Pandora Canning company
will open for the second season of
the tomato run on or about August
15-20, Andrew Macke, plant manager,
announced Thursday.
The tomato plant in Pandora will
be the first to open of the three
plants under the management of the
by Mat
S
Macke family. Andrew Macke is as
sisting his father B. H. Macke who
ran the plant here last year, in his
first year at Ottawa. The Ottawa
plant has a total of 160 acres con
tracted.
Wilbur Macke, eldest of the Macke
sons, is erecting a new plant just
east of Columbus Grove on Route 12.
Boy Caught On Fish
Hooks
Tommy Lanwwehr, young son of
Mr. and Mrs. Alvn Landwehr of
Ottawa, learned not only fish get
“caught” on fish hooks.
Tommy’s father had hung some
tackle up in the garage at the home'
and a spinner with three hooks fell
to the floor. While playing in the
garage, Tommy stepped on one of
the hooks and it was plunged into
his left instep.
He was taken to a physician and
the hook was removed.
Putnam Fair October
5 To 10
The 1942 Putnam county fair will
be held as scheduled, October 5 to
10.
The decision was reached by the
board of directors of the Putnam
County Agriculture society, which
operates the fair.
The fair directors feel that they
will not be standing in the way of
an allout war effort by carrying out
plans for the 1942 exposition.
Crawfis College Sold
At Auction
Former Crawfis college school
property in Blanchard township,
northwest of Gilboa, was sold Satur
day at public auction to T. C. Linger
of Findlay for the sum of $1,450.
About two hundred persons were
present at the sale which involved a
landmark in Putnam county for
more than one-half century.
The building of Crawfis college
was erected in 1888 and for many
years housed the college until the
township converted it into a high
school. Use for this purpose was
discontinued three years ago.
John Crawfis donated the property
to Blanchard township. It had been
used for school purposes for more
than fifty years. Funds derived
from its sale will go to the general
fund of the Blanchard township
board of education.
Tot Caught In Wringer
In an accident in Columbus Grove,
Jackie Tussing, three-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Tussing, caught
his right hand in a washing machine
wrnger. The hand was lacerated
severely.
2,000 Dead Fish In
Quarry
More than 2000 dead fish were
found floatng on top of the water n
the quarry on the Everett Seitz
farm, southeast of Ottawa the first
of the week.
Seitz called upon officials of the
Ohio division of conservation and
wildlife to determine what killed the
fish. After an investigation, the
officials said they believed the fish
died from a lack of oxygen in the
quarry.
Explaining their findings, the offi
cials explained that juice and scraps
from large piles of pea hulls on the
George Basngci' farm about four
mles south of the quarry have been
draining into Little* Cranberry creek
which runs through one corner of
the Seitz quarry which is known as
the Smith-Shipps quarry.
219,122 Pounds Of
Rubber In Drive
Resdents of Jutnam county con
tributed 219,122 pounds of scrap
rubber in the drive wich closed last
Friday night, it was announced by
Dale Agner, chairman of the cam
paign.
This is an average of 8.5 pounds
per person as compared with the na
tion-wide average of about six
pounds per person.
Fire Threatnes Post
Office
The apartment home of Mr. and
Mrs. W. E. Kng, located above the
post office in the business section in
Columhus Grove was sightly dam
aged by smoke and fire extinguishing
chemcals Wednesday afternoon. The
fire whch occurred around 2:30
o’clock, started when a box of toys
and books ignited from an over
heated furnace in which papers and
old boxes were beng burned. Smoke
which filled the entire apartment
caused the most damage. Water
caused some damage to the post
office.
Much Canning In
County
On the basis of sugar purchase
permits issued by rationing coordin
ator Edward Utendorf of Putnam
county for canning, every individual
in the county will have 33 quarts of
fruit this year
At least the figures compiled by
the coordinator show that a total of
206,878 pounds of sugar was issued
for canning with one pound for each
four quarts. This would make a to
tal of 827,512 quarts of fruit to be
canned.
rid rz.se Ohio Farmers
To Produce Nitrogen
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Recent regulations forbid the use
of nitrogen in fertilizers manfactur
ed after July 1, 1942, and it is cen
tain that Ohio farmers will be call
ed upon to produce foods at a high
rate for some time to come, so A. M.
Griffin, Summit county argricultural
agent, advises the use of limestone
to prepare soil for legumes.
Clover and alfalfa will add nitro
gen to the soil and will improve its
tilth and power to produce good crop
yields. Ohio farmers knew those facts
but hesitated to buy and apply lime
when they could buy fertilizers con
taining all three of the essential
plant food elements.
Conditions now indicate that the
shortage of nitrogen for fertilizers
will continue indefinitely. Farmers
I can not affard to take chances on
their soil losing power to produce
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Ohio State University agronomists
say that about 75 per cent of all
Ohio crop lands need lime before it
will produce legumes successfully.
Some of these lime hungry soils re-
quire larger applications than others,
so each farmer should have soil
samples tested before applying the
lime.
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Ohio agricultural agents will tell
THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1942
farmers the best ways to take the
soil samples, what information is
needed with the samples, and where
tose nd the samples to be tested.
The AAA in Ohio has assisted farm
ers to finance the purchase of lime
stone so there no sound reason for
the new fertilization regulation to
lessen the crop producing power of
Buckeye farm land.
Women Are Generals
For The Home Front
Ohio women, especially in rural
communities have an added respon
sibility in health work now because
a large number of doctors are being
called to service in the army and
navy. Dr. A. R. Mangus, Ohio
State University, reports each mil
lion men in the fighting force re
quire 7,000 doctors, 1,500 dentists,
and 3,700 nurses.
That proportion allots one doctor
to every 142 fighting men, but it
leaves civilians with one doctor for
every 1,150 people. Ohio had one
doctor for every 770 persons in the
state before the war began but,
even then, there were rural areas
with only one doctor for every 2,
000 persons.
Health and accident records for
the U. S. reveal the average worker
loses 7^ days each year due to ac
cidental injuries and that 3 per cent
of all people are disabled by illness
during the year. These are the fields
in which homemakers can serve their
nation most effectively now.
Accidents in homes and on farms
are much more numerous than the
number occurring in the industries
which commonly are called danger
ous. One reason for this is that in
dustries have had effective safety
campaigns to teach their workers to
avoid accidents. Little has been done
in home and on farms to farms to
reduce hazards to health and life.
Women can safeguard their famil
ies from illness by observing the
basic rules of good nutrition in plan
ning and serving meals. Too much
food of the wrong king is just as
injurious as too little food of all
kinds. Hunger can be cured quickly
but correction of malnutrition is a
long, tedious process in many cases.
Brookings Institution reports that
20,090,000 new and used automobiles
now are available but if all cars
are driven an average of 10,000 miles
a year, there will be only 10,000,000
cars by the end of 1943, for too
few for essential civilian transpor
tation.
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DISTANCE HAULING
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